To Members of the Mt. Vernon Community:
As you are most likely aware, Dr. Bill Riggs, Superintendent is retiring June 30, 2015. The Board of School Trustees has started the process to identify a replacement for Dr. Riggs.
Prior to advertising the position, the board members are seeking input from the parents and patrons within the Mt. Vernon School Corporation regarding the areas of expertise, general knowledge, personal characteristics and leadership skills that are most important for the board members to look for as they sort through the candidates for the position.
This survey is an opportunity for you to provide feedback to the board. It is very short, so it will not take long to complete. The survey period will end on December 12, 2014.
PLEASE take a few minutes and help define the profile the school board will use to select the next Mt. Vernon Superintendent. Thanks, in advance, for your help!
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.
MT. VERNON COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION
SCHOOL BOARD SCHOLAR
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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
Yrs. Yrs. at MV
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 INDUCTEES
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
Bee Champion: Tyler
Spelling Bee Champion: Riley Britt
Geography Champion: Jackson Tabb
Addition T-Race Champion: Hannah McCleery
Spelling Bee Champion: Ryan Goffinet
Geography Bee Champion: Alex Goffinet
Addition T-Race Champion: Sam McWilliams
Multiplication T-Race Champion Hunter Dobbins
MT. VERNON MIDDLE SCHOOL:
Spelling Bee Champion: Sarah Cardenas
Geography Bee Champion: Matthew Rollo
MT. VERNON HIGH SCHOOL:
Valedictorian: Lindsey Stamper
Salutatorian: Brittany Wiggins
National Merit Finalists Nicholas Swift