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School Plans for COVID-19 Challenges MVCSC COVID-19 Cover Image Stay Healthy

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) holds the health and safety as our number one priority for our students and staff. 

Comprehensive planning is continuing to take place to keep MVCSC students and staff healthy/safe during the school year. MVCSC's Back-to-School Taskforce of about 25 people developed safe reopening plans for this school year. The Back-to-School Taskforce is charged with providing the safest and healthiest environment possible. 

Virtual "Traveling Talks" with Superintendent Dr. Parker Virtual Traveling Talks

Superintendent Dr. Jack Parker has scheduled Virtual “Traveling Talks”  to keep the community connected with the school.  These Virtual “Traveling Talks” are an opportunity for community members to communicate directly with Dr. Parker and share their hopes, questions, and/or concerns about Mt. Vernon schools. This casual dialogue is designed to connect the community with school leadership.  

MVCSC's Future Growth Plan growing together

Mt. Vernon’s Future Growth Plan was the main focus at the Monday, November 16 MVCSC Board of Trustees meeting. Various architects, construction and finance specialists shared detailed reports on the dual tracks: renovating the administration/preschool building, or building a new elementary school on a location yet to be determined. The community is invited to attend either of the presentations on December 3 or 9 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom ( to learn details about the dual track.

MVHS Hosts Army Deployment Ceremony soldieranddaughter

The Hancock County Exchange Club lined 100 flags down CR N 200 W to honor the 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command for their recent U.S. Army deployment ceremony at Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS). The ceremonial event gave family, friends, and community members a chance to say goodbye to more than 250 soldiers before the unit was deployed to Kuwait. 

MVHS students nominated for Lilly Endowment Scholarship Lilly finalists & Mr. Dodd


Congratulations to Mt. Vernon High School seniors Alycia Arkenau and Kayden Bensheimer for being named as finalists for the Hancock County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Each of the four public high schools in Hancock County submit two finalists for consideration. The final two winners for the county will be announced on December ninth and awarded a full four-year tuition scholarship to an Indiana public university. 

MVEF receives $12,000 from United Way of Central Indiana MVEF

The Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF) has received a $12,000 Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund (C-CERF) grant which will benefit Mt. Vernon students. This grant is made possible by the Lilly Endowment, Inc. and awarded by the United Way of Central Indiana. The Lilly Endowment donated a total of $1,712,500 to help meet needs affected by the pandemic in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks and Morgan counties.

MVHS Band Presents Retired Uniform to School Board MVHS Band

At the Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) Band of Marauders’ Community Night Performance on October 8, the MVHS Band of Marauders presented the Mt. Vernon School Board with a retired uniform, last worn during the “Wheel'd” performance in the fall of 2019. The “Wheel’d” performance consistently finished in the top three of each contest, and placed first in three contests. The Band of Marauders finished their season in second place at Scholastic Finals last year.

MVHS Senior Katelynn Hexamer Receives Best Buddies Champion of the Year Nomination Katelynn and Ella

Mt. Vernon would like to congratulate Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) Senior, Katelynn Hexamer, on her recent nomination for Indiana’s Champion of the Year through the Best Buddies program. Katelynn has participated in MVHS’s Best Buddies program the past four years and worked has now evolved to become the president of the Mt. Vernon chapter.

MVCSC Receives Support for Online Instruction From GEER Fund Through the CARES Act Technology

Mt. Vernon is one of many school districts that has been selected to receive $185,000 in funding from The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund to improve online school instruction. This grant was applied for in partnership with the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) at the University of Indianapolis and the Central Indiana Educational Service Center (CIESC). 

MVHS Band Program Awarded NineStar Grant NineStar Grant

The Mt. Vernon High School Band program has recently received a generous $1,800 NineStar Grant through Operation RoundUp. The band program intends to use these funds to start a bucket drumming program for Mt. Vernon 4th and 5th graders. 

MVHS JAG Awarded "One in a Million" Mt. Vernon High School JAG

Recently, the students within the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program at Mt. Vernon High School received the Multiplying Good One in a Million Award. Multiplying Good is an esteemed award foundation based in New York that is focused on recognizing and rewarding acts of service that benefit the community. JAG’s most recent project based learning activity, “Self Care for Both You and Me”, included working with the “Rise Above it” program, the MVHS “Bring Change 2 Mind” club, the Goodwill “Collect and Connect” program, and Gleaners Food Pantry. 

MVHS Named a "Best High School" by U.S. News & World Report MVHS Named Best High School 2020

The U.S. News and World Report has ranked Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) in the top tier of the national high school rankings, specifically #17 in the central region and #64 in Indiana.  Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests, graduation rates, and how well the schools’ students are prepared for college. The U.S. News ranked approximately 17,790 public high schools in the nation. 

MVCSC School Board Approves Future Growth Plan MVCSC Future Growth Plan

At the March MVCSC School Board Meeting, Superintendent Dr. Jack Parker presented the Future Growth Plan that the MV Community Champions developed through an eight month process. The MVCSC School Board unanimously passed the 10-year Future Growth Plan that will see Mt. Vernon through its imminent growth. Within the next 10 years, the Future Growth Plan will have Mt. Vernon: