Information for Potential Transfer Students

posted Dec 17, 2014, 8:08 AM by Veronica Kirby   [ updated Dec 17, 2014, 8:08 AM ]

Second Semester 2014-2015 School Year
2015-2016 School Year
December 17, 2014 

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation will be accepting transfer students for the 2015-2016 school year as per the following limitations:

McCordsville Elementary School (Grades K-5) 
        MES will only be accepting resident students and siblings of currently enrolled MES students for the 2015-2016 school year

Fortville Elementary School (Grades K-5) 
        FES will be accepting resident students and up to 50 transfer students for the 2015-2016 school year.  Preference will be given to siblings of currently         enrolled transfer students.

Mt. Comfort Elementary School (Pre-School-5th Grade) 
        MCE will be accepting resident students and up to ten (10) transfer students in each grade except second grade.  In second grade, there is space for            up to five (5) transfer students for the 2015-2016 school year.  Siblings of currently enrolled transfer students will be given priority.

Mt. Vernon Middle School (Grades 6-8) 
        MVMS will be accepting resident students and up to the following limits for transfer students at each grade level for the 2015-2016 school year. 
                                    Sixth Grade (6th) 20 students 
                                    Seventh Grade (7th) 15 students 
                                    Eighth Grade (8th) 15 students
        Siblings of currently enrolled transfer students will be given priority.

Mt. Vernon High School (Grades 9-12) 
        MVHS will be accepting resident students and up to the following limits for transfer students at each grade level for the 2015-2016 school year. 
                                    Ninth Grade (9th) 20 students 
                                    Tenth Grade (10th) 5 students 
                                    Eleventh Grade (11th) 30 students 
                                    Twelfth Grade (12th) 10 students

The 2015-2016 school year starts on Thursday, July 30, 2015.  Transfer requests for all grade-levels will be accepted until June 17, 2015.  If there are more transfer requests than spaces available, siblings of currently enrolled students will be admitted and a random drawing of all eligible potential transfer students will be conducted on Friday, June 19, 2015 to fill the remaining spaces.  Any spaces still available after June 19, 2015 will be filled on a first enrolled 


Due to space limitations, Mt. Vernon High School, the 8th Grade Academy, and 
McCordsville Elementary will not be accepting new transfer students between January 1 
and June 1, 2015 for the 2014-2015 school year.

Adult Swim Sessions

posted Aug 21, 2014, 5:03 AM by Veronica Kirby   [ updated Aug 21, 2014, 7:27 AM ]

Mt Vernon Community Schools announces adult swim sessions available to the public. Adults may use the pool at Mt Vernon Middle School with  sessions on Monday and Fridays from 6 am to 7:30 am and on Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm except when school is closed or not in session.

Adults will be asked to pay $3 per session payable when they swim. This is a great opportunity for adult members of our community to come out and get some exercise using our school’s facilities. Locker rooms and showers are available.

School Board Scholar Revisions

posted Aug 1, 2014, 7:27 AM by Veronica Kirby   [ updated Aug 1, 2014, 7:28 AM ]




July 21, 2014


            The “School Board Scholar” award is one of three academic recognition programs directly sponsored by the School Board.  The “Academic Wall of Fame” highlights the names of our most outstanding scholars since the origin of the school district in 1963.  Each year, the board inducts 10-15 new members to the Wall of Fame.  The third is the Valedictorian Scholarship Award.  Each board member and the superintendent donate $100 and the $600 is presented to the Valedictorian at the June board meeting.

            When it was first initiated, 30 years ago, the School Board Scholars Program was intended to recognize “the very best of the best” student academic performance.  To receive the award, a student must receive all A’s in every class each grading period.  Back then, the grading periods were six weeks long instead of today’s nine week grading period.  At that time, the A was 95% to 100% on the grading scale.  That criteria has gone unchanged even though the grading scale has been revised twice and the current “A” is 90% to 100%.

            The result has been an explosion of the number of students receiving the award.  For example for the 1996-1997 school year, 54 students earned the honor and that represented 3.1% of the eligible students.  This year, 395 students received the award and that represents 15.4% of the eligible students.  Additionally, 94 of the awards were never picked up.

            The concern of the board members and the superintendent is that the award has become an “A” Honor Roll rather than being “the very best of the best!”  Thus, the Board has revised the criteria to match the original criteria for earning the award.

            Thus, starting with the 2014-2015 school year, the following criteria must be met to receive School Board Scholar recognition:


A student must:


·         be enrolled full-time in grades 4-12.

·         be enrolled for at least 160 days AND received grades for all four (4) quarters.

·         earn an “A” or “A+” in every class each grading period (95%-100%).  An “A-” or below will disqualify a student.




MVCSC Board of School Trustees

MVCSC 50th Anniversary "$50 in Honor of 50 Years"

posted Sep 12, 2013, 2:11 PM by Veronica Kirby   [ updated Sep 12, 2013, 2:11 PM ]

MVCSC 50th Anniversary "$50 in Honor of 50 Years"

Our goal for "Honor the Past by Building the Future" $50 for 50 Years campaign is $50,000! Many thanks for your consideration and support. Your monetary contribution will go a long way toward building brighter futures for our children. All gifts are tax-deductible. 

Here to learn more and make a donation.

Bus Drivers Wanted

posted Aug 21, 2012, 9:56 AM by Veronica Kirby   [ updated Jul 15, 2014, 10:03 AM ]

Now hiring substitute bus driver positions available for the 2014-2015 school year. Must be 21 years of age and have a class B CDL license or qualify for a class B CDL license with an S endorsement and Dept of Education Safety Certificate. Substitute pay is $60 /day. 

Apply in person at Mt Vernon Community School Corporation,
1776 W St Rd 234, Fortville, IN 46040, or
Phone Rita Osborn at 317-485-3100.

2014-2015 Bus Route Information

posted Jul 31, 2012, 11:07 AM by Barbara Campbell   [ updated Jul 29, 2014, 7:22 AM by Veronica Kirby ]

Please visit the transportation link on the left and click on Bus Route Information for  up to date bus information for the 2014-15 school year.  

Are you New to Our Schools????

posted Jul 25, 2012, 12:44 PM by Veronica Kirby   [ updated Jul 3, 2014, 7:13 AM ]

How to Enroll:

        If you have a child new to Mt. Vernon, you may enroll him/her on the following registration dates:

        Beginning July 22nd, Fortville Elementarty, Mt. Comfort Elementary, McCordsville Elementary, School will open each day from 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. to register new students.  Mt. Vernon Middle and 8th Grade Academy will register new students July 21st-25th from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mt. Vernon High School will register new students on July 22nd from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and July 23rd 8:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. 

      When enrolling a new student, be sure to bring your child's official birth certificate from the health department, proof of legal guardianship, a complete immunization record, address of previous school, and proof of residency. 

Retiring Teachers and Staff

posted Jul 12, 2012, 10:27 AM by Veronica Kirby   [ updated Jul 3, 2014, 10:46 AM ]

Thank you for your many years of dedication!

Pictured L to R back row: Board President Tony May, Board Members Shelton Oakes and Jason Shelton, Bruce Kendall, John Price
Front row L to R: Pam Campbell, Nancy Brunnemer, Candy Adkins, Candy Hyde, Dana Doud, Board Member Vernee' Eads


CERTIFIED                            Total Yrs.   Yrs. at MV
Candy Adkins                       35              25

Kathy Bertsch                      34              34

 Nancy Brunnemer               34               34

 Pam Campbell                   31               28

 Tom Campbell                   38              35

 Candy Hyde                       36              36

 Brenda Kelly                       36             27.5

 Bruce Kendall                    39              39

Faith Phillips                     32             16

John Price                         35             11

Toy Simmons                      34            31


Bonnie JObe             37 yrs.

Cathy Douglass        25 yrs.

Dana Doud                34 yrs.

Academic Wall of Fame

posted Jul 12, 2012, 10:18 AM by Veronica Kirby   [ updated Jul 3, 2014, 9:09 AM ]


            At the June 16th Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation Board Meeting, several students were inducted into the Academic Wall of Fame.  Each student received a certificate of achievement and his or her name permanently added to the appropriate plaques on the Academic Wall of Fame located in the Board Room at the Administration Building. 

The “Academic Wall of Fame” was created in 1999 to provide permanent recognition for those who have earned our most coveted academic awards.  The “Wall” preserves the district’s history of educational excellence while motivating future generations to work hard at learning. Those receiving recognition and the areas in which they qualified were:



Spelling Bee Champion:                                              Shiloh McFarland       

Geography Bee Champion:                                         Tyler Strantz                    

Addition T-Race Champion:                                        Haiden Rose               

Multiplication T-Race Champion:                               Sarah Hall    




Spelling Bee Champion:                                               Riley Britt

Geography Champion:                                                 Jackson Tabb

Addition T-Race Champion:                                        Hannah McCleery           

Multiplication T-Race Champion:                                Samuel Wilson



Spelling Bee Champion:                                              Ryan Goffinet

Geography Bee Champion:                                         Alex Goffinet

Addition T-Race Champion:                                        Sam McWilliams

Multiplication T-Race Champion                                Hunter Dobbins



Spelling Bee Champion:                                              Sarah Cardenas      

Geography Bee Champion:                                        Matthew Rollo



Valedictorian:                                                            Lindsey Stamper                  

Salutatorian:                                                              Brittany Wiggins     

National Merit Finalists                                             Nicholas Swift







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