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Taiwanese Group Visits Mt. Vernon Taiwan Group visits MVCSC

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) recently welcomed a group of three administrators and 13 elementary students from Taiwan. The group had the opportunity to experience several aspects of American culture, including education in a one-to-one environment (one computer device for each student/staff). The Taiwanese came to Mt. Vernon in hopes of learning more of the English language and immersing themselves in the daily schedule as a Mt. Vernon student/teacher.

FES Students Create "Town of Fortville" Project FES "Town of Fortville" Project

Fortville Elementary School (FES) fourth graders have used their STEM knowledge to create a replica of the Town of Fortville using graham crackers and other additional edible materials. This “Gingerbread Town of Fortville” gave five fourth-grade classes an opportunity to collectively create a replica. Each class was given a portion of the town to develop, and then pairs of students were assigned a specific building.

MVHS Students Surprise Colorblind Teacher MVHS Students Surprise Teacher

The holiday season often inspires a love of giving, and a Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) student took it upon himself to give a teacher something he will never forget: the gift of seeing colors.

MVHS High-Tech Simulates FES Arcade MVHS High Tech Academy

The High-Tech Academy teacher at Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS), Mrs. Julie Bravard Johnson, has been instructing her students on how to make arcade machines in order to advance their initiative of learning more about the science of programming. A unique twist to this technology project was that it involved fifth graders to test their product.

New MVCSC Superintendent - Dr. Jack Parker New MVCSC Superintendent, Dr. Jack Parker

 

The School Board of Trustees at the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation has named Dr. Jack Parker as Superintendent. Dr. Parker will officially accept the Superintendency position at the December School Board meeting on December 17, 2018, and the start of his contract will be effective on January 7, 2019. The community is invited to attend a reception in his honor after the December 17 School Board meeting at approximately 7:30 p.m. in the Administrative Service Center, 1806 W. State Road 234, Fortville, IN 46040.

MVCSC Receives STEM Acceleration Grant MVCSC STEM Grant

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) was recently awarded with a K-6 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Acceleration Grant from the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE).  In recent years, both the IDOE and MVCSC have focused on a multitude of efforts to increase the STEM initiative in schools. The IDOE awarded MVCSC nearly $50,000 to further advance STEM education in the elementary and middle schools.

MVMS Receives Unified Champions Honor MVMS Unified Champions Banner

Mt. Vernon Middle School (MVMS) is one of the six middle schools in the state to receive an award from Champions Together in the Middle for the 2017-18 school year. Champions Together in the Middle is a partnership between the Indiana Middle-Level Education Association and Special Olympics Indiana.

Support MVEF's Giving Tuesday Campaign - 11/27 Mt. Vernon Education Foundation logo

During this giving season, the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation is asking the community to consider supporting the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation’s "Giving Tuesday Campaign" on or before Tuesday, November 27, 2018. The Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF) supports Mt. Vernon students, providing them with innovative academic experiences and opportunities to help students achieve more.

MVHS Lilly Scholarship Finalists MVHS Lilly Scholarship Finalists

Each year, two students from Hancock County are carefully selected to receive a full-ride scholarship to any Indiana college through the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, which is administered by the Hancock County Community Foundation. Two students from each Hancock County high school in the top 15% of their class are chosen to be finalists for the scholarship. The finalists are accomplished and driven teens who set themselves apart from their peers with their philanthropic interests.  The two Mt. Vernon High School students chosen as 2018 Lilly Endowment Scholarship finalists are seniors Cade Gentry and Emma Walker.

Published Author Leads Writing Workshop at MVHS Author of Ashfall Leads MVHS Workshop

Thanks to a grant from the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation, 19 Mt. Vernon High School students experienced a writing workshop from published author, Mike Mullin.  Mr. Mullin wrote the Ashfall trilogy and most recently published the book Surface Tension.  All students left the “funshop” with the start of their own novel.  

MVCSC Celebrates Veteran's Day Mt. Comfort Elementary Veteran's Day Celebration

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation recently celebrated Veteran’s Day at McCordsville Elementary, Mt. Comfort Elementary, Fortville Elementary, and Mt. Vernon Middle School, honoring those who have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Mt. Vernon Aviation Students Visit Indpls Airport & Simulation Lab Mt. Vernon Aviation Simulation

The students participating in the aviation classes at Mt. Vernon High School have already experienced more training at their age than most employed pilots.  These aviation students, comprised of students from Greenfield Central High School and Mt. Vernon High School, have flown with a pilot and also visited the Indianapolis Regional Airport where they saw the Indiana State Police’s planes and helicopters in their aviation hangar.  The students recently participated in a flight simulation training, as well as being among the select few admitted inside the Indianapolis International Airport’s control tower.

MVCSC Visits Anshan, China MVCSC Educators in Anshan

Recently, a group of Mt. Vernon educators visited Anshan, China to exchange educational practices with schools in Anshan. MVCSC hopes to continue the partnership with Anshan schools and set up further student and teacher exchanges to advance Mt. Vernon’s International Exchange program.

MVCSC Is Rated an "A" School District MVCSC is Rated an A by IDOE

Mt Vernon Community School Corporation is excited to announce that we were rated as an “A District” by the Indiana Department of Education for the 2017-2018 school year.  We would like to congratulate our students, teachers, administrators, and support staff for their outstanding performance as well as their commitment to excellence.  

MVHS Introduces STEM Makerspace Mt. Vernon High School Students using the Makerspace

Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) recently introduced a Makerspace room as yet another STEM infusion to benefit the high school students and staff.  A Makerspace is a collaborative work space providing a hands-on, creative way to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they engage in science, engineering, learning and exploring.  

Calling Entrepreneurs: Big Ideas Pitch on 12/5 at MVHS Entrepreneurship

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) has partnered with the Fortville Entrepreneurship Initiative to offer a startup pitch competition for high school students and entrepreneurs in the community.  This startup pitch competition event is for high school students, nonprofits, and area startups with the goal to foster an entrepreneurial mindset in our community and provide a forum to share big ideas. Entrepreneur ideas pitched that night will be in part funded by the audience’s selection.

Gleaners/MVCSC Food Pantry Open to MVCSC Families Food Pantry image

Did you know that the Gleaners/MVCSC Food Pantry was originally one of five schools that was selected as a pilot program for Gleaners' school program?  The pantry is open to MVCSC families once per month to help with food insecurity in the community.  

MVHS Students Visit Québec and Montreal Trip to Quebec and Montreal

Mt. Vernon High School recently sent a group of 6 students and 3 administrators to Québec and Montreal, Canada to experience French culture and utilize the French that the students have learned in school. Mt. Vernon has been pursuing trips similar to this one in order to advance the goal of expanding the district’s international program and immersing students into other cultures.

Transforming Teaching Environments Transforming Teachers

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation is transforming teaching environments by partnering with a program called Modern Teacher. This program has been used for the past two years, engaging leadership and teaching staff into defining what an effective modern teaching environment looks like in the classroom.

Student Community Service Day Student Community Service Day

Approximately 85 Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) students chose to serve their community on the district’s scheduled eLearning Day. Mt. Vernon is constantly demonstrating to students the importance of serving others and building quality character traits.

MVCSC Not Accepting New Out-of-District Students Through June, 2019 New home under construction

At the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation's Board of Trustees Meeting on October 1, 2018, a resolution was passed to not accept new transfer/out-of-district students. This resolution is effective October 1, 2018 through June 1, 2019 for students in preschool through grade 12. The Board of Trustees is passing this resolution due to the in-district housing growth that is impacting the Mt. Vernon schools.

Realtor Breakfast on Wed 10/17 Hosted by MVCSC MVCSC Realtor Breakfast

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is inviting all realtors and home builders to attend a (free) breakfast on Wednesday, October 17th from 9 - 10:30 a.m. at the MVCSC Administrative Service Center.  Realtors will learn about Mt. Vernon Schools and enjoy a facility tour. See the realtor breakfast flyer for additional information.

Mt. Vernon Teachers Undergo Safety Training Mt. Vernon teachers undergo safety training

Rebekah Tilley tightened a long, stretchy tourniquet around the upper arm of Laurie Gwaltney.

MVHS Introduces New Aviation Course Mt. Vernon High School's Aviation Course

Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) recently became part of an elite group of approximately eight high schools in Indiana that offer a college aviation course.  MVHS began a collaboration with Ivy Tech Community College to implement an aviation course for juniors and seniors this 2018-2019 school year. The key coordinators who worked on putting this course into practice were the Director of Secondary Education Mr. Scott Shipley, Mt. Vernon High School Principal Mr. Greg Roach, Ivy Tech Aviation Program Chair Mr. Matt Medley, and the Ivy Tech Aviation Course Instructor Mr. Jack Morton.

Taiwanese Experience MVCSC & an American Education Taiwanese students play piano for FES students

Mt. Vernon recently welcomed a group of eight students and eight teachers from Taiwan. The group experienced American education and culture for two weeks, while simultaneously sharing their own culture with Mt. Vernon students and staff.  According to Chen Chun-Sheng, who is an elementary principal and was the leader of the group, they were impressed by the hospitality and warmth offered by the faculty, staff, and students at Mt. Vernon.

MVHS Field Named "Hancock Health Stadium" with new Partnership Hancock Health Stadium signage on press box

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) Board of Trustees and the administration are pleased to announce a new partnership with Hancock Health, naming the Mt. Vernon High School turf field as the “Hancock Health Stadium.”  The community is invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony just before the football game begins Friday, August 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Through 9/8: MVCSC Collects Donations for Hurricane Harvey Victims MVCSC Helps Hurricane Harvey Victims

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is a strong district that has been known for generously helping others in time of need.  Students are taught to lead by example in many philanthropic activities throughout the school year.  MVCSC is teaming up with Midwest Food Bank, the Salvation Army, and all Hancock County Schools in collecting donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey through the morning of Friday, September 8

MVEF Golf Outing - July 20th Chip In Fore Kids Golf Outing

Join us for the 2017​ ​​​​​​Joel Young Memorial Chip in Fore Kids GOLF OUTING!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

11:00 a.m. Registration/Lunch

12 p.m. Shotgun Start

Arrowhead Golf Course

Centralized Registration 7/19 -for ALL MVCSC Students Centralized Registration 7/19 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

New! Centralized Registration Day at MVHS for ALL MVCSC Students on Wednesday, July 19 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Mt. Vernon High School CAFETERIA.  Parents/guardians who are listed as the primary guardian in Skyward and students (grades kindergarten through grade 12) should plan on attending the MVCSC Centralized Registration on Wednesday, July 19.  The Centralized Registration will be held from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Mt. Vernon High School CAFETERIA (door #7).  

Enjoy MVEF's Taste of Mt. Vernon - April 20 Taste of Mt. Vernon logo

Come experience the flavors of local restaurants, breweries, and sweet shops, all while supporting the students and teachers of the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation! The Mt. Vernon Education Foundation proudly presents the 2017 Taste of Mt. Vernon, sponsored by Hancock Regional Hospital!

11/29 is Giving Tuesday: Donate to MVEF #GivingTuesday is 11/29- MtVernonFoundation.org

#GivingTuesday is November 29 and the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF) offers a tax-exempt reason to make a gift that will impact the education at Mt. Vernon Schools.  Providing over $200,000 in teacher-requested grants since 2008, MVEF enriches the educational experience of students in our community.

MVCSC All Staff Breakfast - 7/29 at 8:30 a.m.

All MVCSC staff is asked to attend the Opening Day Breakfast on Friday, July 29 at 8:30 a.m.  It will be held in the Mt. Vernon High School Cafeteria, followed by mandatory annual training in the auditorium.  After the training, staff will be released to their respective buildings.

School Registration Information!

School Registration Information!  All schools have special registration days in July for students to get acclimated to their schools and for parents to get questions answered.  With the first day of school right around the corner on August 1, registration will be on the following days:

Vaccine Clinic 4/20 for In-Coming Seniors & 6th Graders

On April 20, Mt. Vernon and the Hancock County Health Department (HCHD) will be offering a vaccine clinic for incoming seniors and 6th graders who are accompanied by a parent/guardian.  The vaccine clinic will be located at the Mt. Vernon High School from 3:45 - 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20.  HCHD will run the immunization charge through your insurance to make sure the shots are covered.  If your insurance doesn't cover immunizations or you don't have insurance, the shots will be FREE!

Support Students with MVEF Taste of Mt. Vernon - March 3

Join friends for an evening of fun, food & fellowship at the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF)'s "Taste of Mt. Vernon" presented by Erlewein Mortuary on Thursday, March 3rd, 6:30-9 p.m. at Adaggio's.  Adults, enjoy food samples from local restaurants, libations and an endless silent auction.  Business casual attire is recommended. 

MVEF Thank-an-Educator through Dec 16 Kids enjoying MVEF grant

The Thank-an-Educator Program is an important part of Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF) and the work that we all do as a community.  Each holiday season, MVEF gives families an opportunity to thank their teachers, coaches and all school employees with a personalized certificate and a tax-deductible gift to the MVEF.  The MVEF has supported all Mt. Vernon staff and students by awarding over $200,000 in staff-requested grants since 2008. 

MV Chooses to Withdraw from Special Education Interlocal

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) School Board unanimously approved Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins the authority to issue a letter of intent to withdraw its membership from the Hancock Madison Shelby Education Services, otherwise known as HMSES.  HMSES is a special education interlocal that services school districts from three different counties in East Central Indiana and is the same special education interlocal that Greenfield-Central schools withdrew from beginning this school year.  HMSES provides a variety of special education programs and services.

MVHS Students Make Big Impact in Environment

In preparation for America Recycles Day on November 15, several Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) students have already made a big impact in the environment with lessons learned in school.  MVHS Biology students in Mrs. Huth’s class have concluded a two week environmental unit yielding big results. As part of a project, students explored humans’ impact on the environment in ways such as deforestation, emission of greenhouse gasses, eutrophication of waterways caused by agricultural runoff, the accumulation of trash in oceans and landfills, and the colony collapse of a keystone species, the honeybee.

MVHS Students Create Little Free Libraries for Each Elementary

Throughout a student’s school career they learn positive character traits of being kind to others, treating people with respect, and giving back to the community.  Students are taught to practice positive character traits daily, but how many actually make a choice to make a substantial impact in a community? Three Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) students are supporting early childhood reading by creating a “Little Free Library” for each of the three Mt. Vernon elementary schools.  

MV Approved for eLearning; Elementary Practice Mock eLearning Days

As Mt. Vernon students are getting accustomed to their blended learning environment and Delayed Start Wednesdays, let’s add just one more benefit to the 1:1 Initiative: eLearning Days. Old man winter can provide many negatives, but this year families at Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) will experience a big positive with the weather challenges: learning will continue in spite of inclement weather.

MVHS Uses Technology & Innovation to Engage Students

Some lucky students at Mt. Vernon High School recently received a dream assignment: “develop an arcade game and convert it into an interactive computer program.”  The students in the Introduction to Computer Science class were instructed to create a cardboard arcade game and interface it with computer programs (Makey Makey and Scratch) that score and interact with the player.  The students were able to utilize their individual Google Chromebooks for this project.

MVCSC is Focused on Philanthropic Activities

Several Mt. Vernon Schools have focused on philanthropic or character-building activities the week of October 26.  Students had the opportunity to get involved by dressing up or wearing a certain color to represent each day’s charity or by making philanthropic donations.

MVHS Band Places 4th in State!

The "Band of Marauders" Marching Band earned 4th place at the ISSMA Marching Band Scholastic State Finals Saturday.  This is the second year in a row that the MVHS band advanced to the state finals.

MVHS is One of 30 Ind. HS's to Offer Sign Language

Approximately 30 high schools in the state offer sign language classes, and Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) is proud to be among them teaching some fortunate students how to communicate with the Deaf.  This fall, MVHS began offering American Sign Language (ASL) I and II, with hopes that popularity will necessitate third and fourth level classes.

MVHS's National Art Honor Society Wins “Rock the Chalk” Chalk Fest 2nd Year in a Row

The National Art Honor Society at MVHS has another claim to fame by winning the “Rock the Chalk” Chalk Fest in downtown Greenfield on Thursday, September 17th.  The competing groups had an overall theme of “Rock the Chalk” as they decorated the sidewalks around Greenfield City Hall.  

MVEF 5K/1Mile Race This Sat, Sept 26!

The annual MVEF 5K & 1-Mile Family Fun Run is coming up this weekend!  The race is set to begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 26th.  You can register and/or DONATE by clicking "read more" for the link.

MVHS Fall Athletes Increased 20% w/no Pay-to-Participate

Fall athletic enrollment at Mt. Vernon High School has increased in every sport, thanks to athletes not having to “Pay-to-Participate” with the previous $225 fee per sport.  Fall sports’ total participation has increased 20 percent with 43 additional athletes.  

Message from Administration -Fri's New Palestine Football Game

September 10, 2015 - The Mt. Vernon High School administration has been made aware of rumors through social media of potential violence at Friday’s football game at New Palestine High School.  We have been in communication with school administration at New Palestine throughout the day, and have been assured that local law enforcement has tracked down the root of the rumor and determined that there is no credible threat.  School personnel from both districts, in agreement with local police, have determined that it is safe to continue with our football game.

MVMS Students Inspired by World Language

Story Written by:  Baylie Clevenger, MVHS Student and Managing Editor of “The MV Current Newspaper”

Along with delayed starts and Chromebooks, there are other innovations occurring at MVHS this year. One of these new improvements includes an addition of a world language class for the eighth grade. This program teaches Spanish and French to better prepare students for foreign language classes they may have to take in high school.

First "Delayed Start Wednesday" was Successful

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation’s first "Delayed Start Wednesday" was deemed successful by both students and staff.  In each building, staff participated in professional development activities using Professional Learning Communities or better known as PLCs.  This learning initiative will allow MVCSC staff to engage in meaningful training to support both school and district improvement initiatives.

Watch Live Pre-Game Football Show 8/21, 6:15 p.m.

Lights, Camera, Action!  Mt. Vernon High School Students will Produce a Live, Pre-Game Football Show on August 21st!  Students involved in "MVTV Productions" at Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) will be hosting a live, 30-minute pre-game show before the home MVHS football game against Hamilton Heights.  The community is invited to come watch the pre-game show which is set to air at 6:15 p.m. before the game kick-off at 7 p.m.  

 

 

Back-to-School Info

Thursday, July 30th is the first day of school for Mt. Vernon students. The details are listed below on where to find the information you'll need.

MVCSC is Requesting Lawn Care Proposals

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation is requesting lawn care proposals for management of all grounds. Interested parties must attend a mandatory site walk-through at 10 a.m. Monday, July 6th, and bids are due by 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 15th.  

Foundation Golf Outing Supports MV Schools

The June 19th Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF) "Joel Young Memorial Chip in Fore Kids Golf Outing" is primed for golfers to enjoy the day.  The golf outing is one of the main fundraisers for the organization, who has given nearly 100 grants to school staff totaling over $132,000. 

MVCSC Seeking School Board Attorney

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation Board of Education is seeking a new law firm or attorney to serve in the capacity of School Board Attorney.  The school's current attorney will be retiring June 30th after 34 years of service.  

Welcome to the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation! Welcome Video for Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation

Welcome to the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation! Click "Read More" to watch the welcome video.

Superintendent Vacancy & Application Superintendent Vacancy

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is seeking a new superintendent to begin the second semester for the 2018-2019 school year.  The opportunity is at an ideal time for MVCSC; we are in a continued growth mode in both enrollment and programming, and are also fiscally sound.  MVCSC is rated an “A” school district and is the “First K-12 STEM Certified District” through the Indiana Department of Education. MVCSC is also the “First GenerationOn Certified District”, as well as a “Common Sense Media Certified District.”

Realtor Breakfast on Wed 10/25 Hosted by MVCSC Realtor Breakfast Flyer 10-25-2017

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is inviting all realtors and home builders to attend a (free) breakfast on Wednesday, October 25 from 9 - 10:30 a.m. at the MVCSC Administrative Service Center.  Realtors will learn about Mt. Vernon Schools, meet Superintendent Dr. Robbins and conclude with a facility tour. 

Realtor Breakfast on Wed 10/5 Hosted by MVCSC Realtor Bkft

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is inviting all realtors and home builders to attend a (free) breakfast on Wednesday, October 5 from 9 - 10:30 a.m. at the MVCSC Administrative Service Center board room.  Realtors will learn about Mt. Vernon Schools, meet Superintendent Dr. Robbins and conclude with a facility tour.  

Watch MVHS 2016 Graduation Video!

The community can now watch the Mt. Vernon High School Class of 2016 Graduate video provided by our friends and partners at Greenfield Daily Reporter, as well as watching the full Graduation Ceremony!  Click "Read More" to launch the YouTube screens.

Experience MVHS in Student-Produced Video!

Learn a few of the endless opportunities for Mt. Vernon High School students in this student-produced video!  Thanks to MVTV staff for this amazing introduction to MVHS, particularly Quaid Pearson who directed the video and Chris Mapes who provided the editing.  

Welcome Home Ceremony for Vietnam and Korean War Veterans Veteran Saluting to Flag

On Friday December 1st at 1p.m., the Mt. Vernon High School history classes are inviting the community to attend a Welcome Home ceremony for all Vietnam and Korean War Veterans! High school students struggle to understand why these veterans weren't welcomed home since they grew up in a post-9/11 era.  This event gives the veterans a welcome home that they should have received years ago, and also teaches students a lesson they won’t receive from a textbook.

100% of Students in 4 AP Courses Passed the AP Test

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are among the most challenging courses a high-school student can take.  Four courses at Mt. Vernon High School can stake the claim of entire classroom success with all students passing the AP exam.  All students in Studio Art: 3-D Design Portfolio, Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio, Computer Science A, and Spanish Language and Culture received a passing score of three, four or five to achieve college credit.

Watch MVHS Graduation Ceremony LIVE!! Graduation caps thrown in the air

Watch Mt. Vernon High School Graduation Ceremony LIVE!  Please click the title or "Read More" to view the page with the live stream.

Mt. Vernon Named as Common Sense Media District Common Sense Media District Badge

Mt. Vernon recently earned the recognition of being a Common Sense media district. This publicly demonstrates that Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation is dedicated to providing safe, trustworthy information regarding the Internet, technology, and media to those living in the community.  Parents can use the “Common Sense Media” resource through the “Forms & Resources” webpage under the “Parents” tab.

MVEF Golf Outing MVEF Golf Outing

The Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF) is hosting the 2018 Joel Young Memorial Chip in Fore Kids Golf Outing on July 13th, 2018 at Arrowhead Golf Course in Greenfield. The scramble is $95 per person or $350 for a foursome. Register at: https://www.universe.com/mvefgolf2018

Thank-an-Educator & Support Mt. Vernon Education Foundation MVEF Thank-an-Educator Application

Each holiday season, the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF) gives families an opportunity to thank their teachers, coaches and all school employees with a personalized certificate and a tax-deductible gift to the MVEF.  The deadline is Sunday, December 17th!  The Thank-an-Educator Program is an important part of Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF) and the work that we all do as a community.  The MVEF has supported all Mt. Vernon staff and students by awarding over $330,000 in staff-requested grants since 2008. 

11/28 is Giving Tuesday: Donate to MVEF Giving Tuesday Logo

The holidays are all about giving and being a blessing to others, and the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF) would love for you to donate and support them during this time of giving. Giving Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to help and show your support. It is a global day of giving that is fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Giving Tuesday is on November 28 this year, but donations can be made anytime www.MtVernonFoundation.org. The MVEF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, so all donations are tax-deductible.

Join us at the International Dinner International Dinner Flyer

On Wednesday October 4 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., the Mt. Vernon Middle School will be hosting its first International Dinner. It will be located in the newly built International Cafeteria which represents countries from all around the world

Solar Eclipse Precautions Eclipse photo

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will observe a rare eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse.

Thank-An-Educator & Support MVEF MVEF Thank-An-Educator

Thank-an-Educator is an important program for the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF) and the educational opportunities they provide for Mt. Vernon students and staff.  Give thanks to teachers, bus drivers or favorite staff member for only $10; deadline is Friday, May 19.  

MVCSC has Positive General Fund Balance-Thanks to Referendum Passing

When the Mt. Vernon community passed the referendum back in May 2014, no one guessed that Mt. Vernon Community Schools would have a positive General Fund balance in just over a year, which previously had a $3.6 million deficit.  

Mt. Vernon Educators Visit China Mt. Vernon Visits China

One of the goals of the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation has been to continue to improve the international program. In order to achieve this goal, a group of five staff members; Mrs. Heather Noesges, Mrs. Amy Tucker, Mrs. Nicole Privett, Mrs. Delinda Deckard, and Mrs. Stacy Muffler, took a twelve day trip to Anshan, China in hopes of enhancing the educational practices in China schools.

Kindergarten Registration is April 9, 10 & 12 Calling All Kindergartners

It's time for Kindergarten Registration!  Visit any of the three elementary schools on April 9, 10 or 12.   It is imperative to have all Kindergarten students register so the schools may prepare enough teachers to keep the class size low.  Registration can be done at ANY of the three sites for any of the three schools; just list what school you will be attending at registration.  MVCSC will have FULL day kindergarten only.

MVEF Gala - April 14 - Tickets Selling Quick! MVEF Gala Logo

In celebration of the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation’s (MVEF) 10th Anniversary, a special Kaleidoscope Gala is being held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. We hope you will join us!  Nearly 150 tickets have been sold to date; hurry and order yours today before the event is sold out!

2/22- Join Us for the Digital Safety and Showcase Night Digital Safety and Showcase Night

Mark your calendars! On Thursday, February 22nd from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) will be having a Digital Safety and Showcase Night in the Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) Auditorium.

SAVE THE DATE: Back to School Booster Blast Save the Date: Back to School Booster Blast

The Mt. Vernon Adult Athletic Booster Club (aka Marauders Athletic Club) will be hosting a back-to-school event that is sure to bring fun and entertainment for people of all ages!  The Back To School Booster Blast is a community event that will offer everything from bounce houses and inflatables, to dunk tanks, BBQ and a cornhole tournament.

MV Spirit Wear Offer - Ends Nov. 16 MVCSC Spiritwear

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) will now offer spirit wear to the community through November 16.  Consumers can order shirts, sweatshirts, golf shirts, car decals and stadium chairs before November 16 and the items will be delivered to the Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) Athletic Office in early December prior to winter break.  A percentage of each sale will benefit Mt. Vernon.  Order now as the first 25 orders will receive a thank you gift from MVCSC!

MVHS Students Receive Chromebooks

With a mixture of nervous and excited anticipation, Mt. Vernon seniors lined up out the door of the Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) media center Friday, waiting instructions on receiving their brand new Dell Chromebooks.  Each student had their signed acceptable use policy and insurance agreement papers in hand, which was required prior to receiving the Chromebook.

MVCSC School Board Scholars Honored School Board Scholars

The title of a School Board Scholar is awarded to students who earn an “A” or an “A+” in every class for the duration of the school year. The students must also be enrolled full time for at least 160 days and have grades for all four quarters of the school year.

Centralized Registration - July 19 from 8 am-8pm Centralized Registration July 19

Parents/guardians who are listed as the primary guardian in Skyward and students (grades kindergarten through grade 12) should plan on attending the MVCSC Centralized Registration on Thursday, July 19.  The Centralized Registration will be held from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Mt. Vernon High School main gym (door #17).

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity! MVEF Fundraiser at Bankers Life Field House

On Thursday, March 15th, the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF) is offering our community the dream of a lifetime - participants will play basketball on the home court of the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse!  The MVEF is looking for players, teams, and or businesses to sponsor teams and live every basketball player’s dream!

Community Service Opportunity for Students Students Digging Mulch

Interested students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in one 3-hour school-sponsored community service project (morning or afternoon) on our eLearning Day on Wednesday, September 20th.  This is purely voluntary, and students are still expected to complete all eLearning assignments for that day.

MV Opens Enrollment at All Schools with Updated Transfer Policy

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation has revised the transfer/open enrollment policy to allow additional transfer students for the 2015-2016 school year in all five schools.  The revised transfer/open enrollment policy states that Mt. Vernon Schools will accept students until building capacity is reached.  

First K-12 STEM Certified School District: MVCSC First K-12 STEM Certified School District

In partnership with the Indiana Department of Education, the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation is pleased to announce that MVCSC is the first school district in Indiana to be STEM certified in all grades Kindergarten through Grade 12.  This confirmation follows IDOE’s announcement that all five MVCSC schools recently received the rigorous STEM certification, making MVCSC the only and first district in the state with this K-12 achievement.

MV's 2nd Career Fair Set for 5/11! Career Fair Flyer

Due to the incredible success of the first Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) Career Fair last fall, MVHS is hosting its second career fair for the 2017-18 school year! It will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m in the MVHS gymnasium.

Mt. Vernon Named as AP Award Recipient Mt. Vernon AP Award

The Indiana Department of Education has released a list of schools recognized for the 2017 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Award. Mt. Vernon High School is the only Hancock County school to be a recipient of this award.

Regret to Inform - Student Passing - Asha Faith Langley Asha Faith Langley

It is with deep sorrow that the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation is sharing the passing of Mt. Vernon High School senior Asha Faith Langley.  We offer our condolences to her family, friends, and all who were fortunate to know Asha and be brightened by her light.  

2017 MVEF 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run MVEF Family Fun Run Logo

Join us for the 8th annual Mt. Vernon Education Foundation 5k and 1 mile family fun color run/walk! Who doesn't want to be colorful? Here's an easy way to be colorful, exercise, and support a good cause.

Mt. Vernon Opens Onsite Healthcare Clinic for Staff Health Care Ribbon-Cutting

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) officially opened the new onsite health clinic for staff on Wednesday, November 30.  Kellie Freeman (MVCSC School Board of Trustees), Andrea Mayfield (Activate Nurse Practitioner), Nancy Strickland (Fortville-McCordsville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director), Shane Robbins (MVCSC Superintendent), Jason Vore (Activate Vice President of Practice Operations), and Brian Tomamichel (MVCSC Chief Financial Officer) officially cut the ribbon to open the staff health clinic.    

MV Administration Moves to "Old" Fortville Elementary

The Mt. Vernon Schools’ administrative team will incur an office change near the beginning of the school season.  Preparations are underway at the “old” Fortville Elementary School building to accommodate the additional office space needed by the school’s administration. 

Mt. Vernon High School gets beekeeping club Beekeeping Club

Keian Gatewood has a slightly different hobby than most teenagers. While other 16-year-olds might be into sports or video games, Gatewood likes beekeeping. Yes, beekeeping, as in actually bees and the huge, white suits that look like they belong in a spaceship.

MVCSC Sets Immunization Deadline: Nov 28 Got your shots?

Indiana State Law requires all students attending school to have complete and satisfactory immunization records on file at school.  All sixth grade students are required to have a Tdap and meningitis vaccine, and twelfth grade students are required to have a second meningitis vaccine.  Letters were mailed the week of November 7 to parents whose children have incomplete immunization records.  The letter explained that as of November 28, 2016, the student will be excluded from school and the absence will remain unexcused until proper immunization documentation is received. 

Parents Pleased with 1:1 Meeting

Wide-eyed students and inquisitive parents listened intently at the 1:1 Computer Device Initiative presentation led by Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation’s new Superintendent, Dr. Robbins.  The Mt. Vernon High School auditorium was respectably full with curious community members as they learned details about how their children will now be on the forefront of technology in education.  

Teacher of the Year Award Reinstated! Teacher of the Year 2018

The Teacher of the Year award has been re-established for the staff at Mt. Vernon and is sponsored by the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF).  Each of the five schools nominated two teachers to be recognized for their outstanding commitment to their students, being an exemplary leader as well as for their dedication to the teaching profession.

Local MVHS Band Member Featured in "Music for All" Video

Three MVHS band students enjoyed one of the top summer music camps in the country, "Music For All's Summer Symposium" at Ball State University. Katie Smith earned the lead trumpet spot in the marching band track and was featured in the Music for All's video.

Come to Dr. Riggs Retirement Reception 5/17, 1-3pm

Please join us in honoring Dr. Bill Riggs for his 21 years of Mt. Vernon leadership at his retirement reception on Sunday, May 17th from 1-3 p.m. at the Fortville Elementary Cafeteria. The entire community is invited; children too!

Free Summer Meals for Children Ages 18 & Under! Summer Food Flyer

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation has qualified to provide free, nutritious breakfast and lunches this summer to any and all children ages 18 and younger.  The program is made available through the USDA Summer Food Service Program.

MV Retirees & Scholars Honored

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation school board honored the 2015 retirees, school board scholars and academic wall of fame at the June 15th school board meeting.

MVHS Band Has Near Perfect Scores at ISSMA

The MVHS band earned gold ratings from all three performance judges and from the sight-reading judge at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) High School Organizational Festival on Saturday, April 18th.  

Creating Climates of Inclusion- MV Unified Champion Special Olympics 2018 Unified Champions

All Mt. Vernon schools recently participated in the Unified Champion Special Olympics. The Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools brings together athletes with and without disabilities to train and compete on the same team. Unified Champions is an inclusive event designed for all Mt. Vernon students to participate regardless of athletic, intellectual, ambulatory or functional abilities. All of the Mt. Vernon schools participated in the Unified Champion Special Olympics on specified days where they competed at the track and participated in fun activities.

 

Six MVHS Students are Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program Nathan Grandstaff Receives National Merit Scholar Semifinalist Award

Six members of the Mt. Vernon High School senior class of 2017 have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).  Nathan Grandstaff was recognized as a 2017 National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist.  Madeline Bovard, Bryce Gray, Elizabeth May, Kallan Ratekin, and Gavin Stamper have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.  

MV Brings Computer Devices to Students & Staff this Fall!

Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, all Mt. Vernon students and staff will be immersed in a technology-rich environment with individual computer devices.  The computer device will be an additional educational tool to engage students and increase student achievement.  This initiative will provide a blended learning environment, combining a digital curriculum and traditional textbook methods of instruction.  This will also allow the MVCSC District to utilize e-learning days for inclement weather thus eliminating the need for future make-up days.

 
MVHS Class of 2018 Graduation Graduating Class of 2018

The Class of 2018's graduation went off without a hitch on May 25.  There were approximately 309 students who walked across the stage to receive their diploma.  The graduates seemed ready to move on to their bright futures, prepared with one of the finest academic preparations in the state.

Come Enjoy Soup w/the Supe!

Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins is inviting the community to join him for lunch during the "Soup with the Supe" days.  Community members can grab your own lunch on the second Thursday of specific months and enjoy an open-forum discussion.  Dr. Robbins will share an update of the status of Mt. Vernon Schools, and then the discussion is based on the attendees' topics.  Come meet Dr. Robbins and hear his thoughts on a variety of subjects.

Two MVHS Education Professions Students Pass National Exam

Two students from Mt. Vernon High School have achieved their Pre-Professional Certification in Education Fundamentals from the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences’ organization. This accomplishment will give the students a head start in their pursuit of a career in education.

New Security Measures Affect Visitors

After April 20th, anyone visiting Mt. Vernon schools or administration will have to be "buzzed in" by the front office to enter the buildings.  In addition, staff will have new photo ID cards which allow building access.

School Board Announces Interim Co-Superintendents Noesges & Smedley Chris Smedley & Heather Noesges

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Mrs. Heather Noesges and Mr. Chris Smedley have been selected to serve as the Interim Co-Superintendents for the district.  Dr. William Carnes, a retired Superintendent from Whitley County Consolidated Schools and former Interim Superintendent at Hamilton Southeastern Schools, will also serve in an external, advisory capacity. 

MVMS Renovation Recommended by Feasibility Study & Board of School Trustees MS Students in Class

Over the years, the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) has experienced increased student enrollment.  With the construction of the elementary schools and renovation of the high school, the district is in pretty good shape, with one sticking point.  Mt. Vernon Middle School (MVMS), which currently houses grades 6-7, has not seen a great deal of renovation over the years.  The original construction was designed to hold three grade levels, however, as enrollment increased over the years, trying to do that posed quite a challenge and the district moved the composition to two grade levels.

MVHS & MVMS Start Times Have Switched

Mt. Vernon High School and Mt. Vernon Middle School start times have switched for the 2016-2017 school year.  Beginning Monday, August 1, Mt. Vernon High School hours will be 8:25 a.m. - 3:20 p.m., and Mt. Vernon Middle School hours will be 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  The two schools' hours have switched to help with both bus traffic and overflow of pick-up lines.  

Class of 2015 - Marauders Graduate!

The Class of 2015's graduation went off without a hitch on May 29th.  Approximately 258 seniors took the stage to shake hands and move on to their bright future, prepared with one of the finest academic settings in the state.

MVHS Academic Team Wins State Super Bowl

The Mt. Vernon High School Fine Arts Academic Team won the State Championship in Class 1.  The team qualified for state finals the past three years.

NHS Raises $8,246.12 for Riley Hospital

The National Honor Society at Mt. Vernon High School raised $8,246.12 between "Penny Wars" and the "Dance Marathon" for Riley Hospital's Magic Castle Cart Program and the Palliative Care Program.

Class of 2018 Senior Honor Night Class of 2018 Senior Honor Night

Many students from the senior class of 2018 attended the Senior Honor Night to be recognized for their outstanding achievements.  As the seniors entered the stage, students’ names were announced with the college or university they plan to attend next year, as well as their intended major.  The ceremony began with opening remarks from the Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) Principal, Mr. Greg Roach, the Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Tim Long, and the event sponsor, Mrs. Renee Oldham, who is the Executive Director of the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation.  The Mt. Vernon Education Foundation sponsored a reception for students and their families to celebrate after the awards ceremony.

FES is Hosting CAMP INVENTION this Summer! MCE Students with their Cardboard Arcade game

Have an inventive, think outside-of-the-box child? Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is hosting our first Camp Invention for elementary students this summer at Fortville Elementary School (FES).  It will be held June 12-16, from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  The cost of the camp is $225; parents can sign up at www.campinvention.org.  Now through March 20, use promo code DISCOVER25 and save $25!

MVHS Senior Selected to Perform in Rose Bowl Parade

Mt. Vernon High School Senior, Dana Sutherlin has received the prestigious honor of being selected to perform as a dancer in the Rose Bowl Parade as part of the 2017 America Honor Band.  The Music for All organization had hundreds of applicants across the nation for membership in the America Honor Band.  The Bands of America Honor Band is a 300 piece national ensemble with winds, percussion, as well as a flag and dance team.  

IN Dept of Education Visits Mandarin Chinese Class at MVHS

Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) was pleased to recently host Ms. Kathy McCarty, who is with the Outreach Division of School Improvement at the Indiana Department of Education. McCarty visited the Mandarin Chinese class to witness the unique Mandarin Chinese immersion students are receiving at MVHS.

MV Relay for Life Teaches Character & Raises $32K+

Mt. Vernon Schools include character and good citizenship in the life lessons learned at school.  Giving back to the community is not just verbally taught but is learned by example.  Ashley Schenck, Event Lead for the Mt. Vernon Relay for Life and fifth grade teacher at McCordsville Elementary School, estimated that approximately 75% of the recent Relay for Life participants were Mt. Vernon staff, students, alumni or Mt. Vernon families.

WTHR Bruce Kopp Visits MVHS

WTHR's Bruce Kopp visited several classrooms at MVHS filiming a story on MVCSC's school nurse, Michelle Shaw, saving a life on spring break and teaching MVHS students CPR.

Mt. Vernon Seeks a New Superintendent

The Mt. Vernon School Board has completed extensive research with the community in preparation for a new superintendent.  Superintendent Dr. Riggs is scheduled to retire in June 2015.  The research process began in the fall by discussing with community stakeholders qualifications criteria for the new superintendent.  The Mt. Vernon School Board has enlisted the support of university doctorial advisors, several organizations, students and staff to collaborate on the incoming superintendent's profile.  The school board is grateful for the community's input which directed the final profile.

The superintendent profile highlights the experience, characteristics and skills needed for the new superintendent, with the new contract scheduled to begin July 2015.  Applications are accepted through February 13th, with interviews scheduled for March.  The ideal situation is to have the new superintendent work with Dr. Riggs a few months before he retires.  The superintendent vacancy announcement and and application are linked here.

Mt. Vernon Expands the International Program International Visitors at Mt. Vernon

It has been an exciting spring full of worldly infusions at Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC).  A total of 12 teachers from Taiwan and Germany and 22 students from Germany all traveled to Mt. Vernon recently as part of the MVCSC International Exchange program.  The program has now grown to include multiple visitors from Germany, Taiwan, China, Spain, and South Korea.

Connecting HS & Preschool Students Through Technology

How can high school students connect their academics with preschoolers? Through an app of course! The Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) Web Design students are creating a website hosting individual apps for preschoolers to use on iPads.  The individual preschooler's apps will feature their favorite color, letter and other items of interest, right after they click on their picture to open it.  

New Superintendent Dr. Robbins Meets Staff

Mt. Vernon Schools' new superintendent, Dr. Shane Robbins, began his mission of being visible in the buildings by meeting staff at each of the five schools.  His contract officially begins July 1, 2015.  

MVHS Lilly Scholarship Winner: Brieann Staker

Brieann Staker was one of two students to be awarded the 2015 Lilly Endowment Scholarship. Mark Alvarado & Staker were in a pool of eight eligible to receive the full four-year tuition scholarship award.

Jakeb Henry Spreads Awareness for Mitochondrial Disease Jakeb at Walk on Water

Did you know a student in our Mt. Vernon family is fighting a challenging disease called Mitochondrial Disease?  He is stepping out of his quiet comfort zone to educate the community on his disease, while his peers fundraised to provide him with an experience of a lifetime.  The 8th grade students, the Mt. Vernon Middle School and High School staff, and friends/family members donated over $1,700 for Jakeb’s animal adventures!  Soon he will swim with the dolphins at the Indianapolis Zoo and paint with animals.  The remaining money will be used to buy him books and give his family an annual membership to the Indiana State Museum, Eiteljorg or Indianapolis Zoo.

MV Spirit Wear - Now Open! Spirit wear image

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is offering spirit wear to the community.  Consumers can order shirts, hats, golf shirts, car decals, "Marauder Water - Healthy 365" bottles, stadium chairs and more! The items will be delivered to the Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) Athletic Office.   A percentage of each sale will benefit Mt. Vernon.  

MVHS & MVMS Student Government Receive Honors!

Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) and Mt. Vernon Middle School (MVMS) have both received distinguished honors from the Indiana Association of Student Councils for their top-rated student governments.  Student leadership standards that councils must demonstrate include: communication, organization, managerial skills, citizenship, service learning, character, goal setting, group process, decision-making, self awareness, diversity, conflict resolution and business skills, 

Mt. Vernon Athletic Website Top in Nation

Out of 900 Varsity News Network (VNN) websites in the nation, MaraudersAthletics.com has ranked #40 for the month of April, with 20,420 page views.  

Meet Brandon Ecker, MVHS's New Athletic Director

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation has officially hired Brandon Ecker as the new Athletic Director, and the staff is more than ready for him.

MV's Nurse Saves Life &Teaches CPR to HS Students

Mt. Vernon's school nurse, Michelle Shaw, saved a life over spring break by performing CPR on a victim. Shaw teaches all high school students CPR training.

ALL 5 MVCSC Schools Received STEM Certification from the IDOE MVCSC is STEM Certified w/students & their STEM project

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is excited to announce that the Indiana Department of Education has designated all five schools in the district as STEM Certified schools.   The Superintendent at the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation, Dr. Shane Robbins, stated “When I first arrived to the district I listened to our communities call for a greater amount of STEM education in our schools.  Our students and staff across all disciplines have embraced this initiative and we are excited to celebrate our achievements with everyone who has worked tirelessly to achieve this recognition.”

MVCSC Launches "Don't Miss the Bus" App! Don't Miss the Bus Logo & Top of Flyer

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation has partnered with a company to provide a free bus app for parents/guardians.  This "Don't Miss the Bus" app will help parents/guardians send their child to the bus stop at exactly the right time, especially during inclement weather. 

MVCSC Launches an App!

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) has launched a convenient mobile app for the community to access school information. The free app, identified by the MVCSC district seal, can be found in the app store by searching “Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation.” 

MVHS Ranked #21 in State - U.S. News & World Report

The U.S. News & World Report rated Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) as #21 in the state out of 413 public schools, and #1,613 in the nation out of 21,150 public schools.  

MVHS Launches Online Radio Station

Mt. Vernon High School recently expanded its digital media lineup by adding an Internet radio station called Marauder Radio, accessed through the "MVTV News, Radio & High Tech" page on  MVHS's website.

MVCSC Benefits from NineStar Rebate Program MVCSC Staff Accepting Check from NineStar

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation was recently awarded an energy efficiency improvement rebate from NineStar Connect.  The Power Moves Rebate Program offers rebates to NineStar Connect electric members for qualifying energy efficiency projects.  The Power Moves Program is offered in cooperation with NineStar Connect’s generation and transmission provider Wabash Valley Power Association.

MVHS is a Performance Qualified High School! Marauders Sign

Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) has received the status of a Performance Qualified High School for the 2018-19 school year from the Indiana Department of Education! This means that MVHS has been placed in the highest performance and improvement category by the Indiana Department of Education.

Support MVEF 5K/1M Race on Sat, Sept 24

The Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF) has awarded over 100 teacher-requested grants totaling over $150,000 to Mt. Vernon schools.  Come support MVEF by walking/running a mile with your family, or sign up for the 5K at the 5K/1M Family Fun Run sponsored by the Hancock Regional Hospital on Saturday, September 24.  The MVEF Race begins at the Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) track, with the 5K beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the 1 Mile soon after.  

Meet Dr. Shane Robbins, New MV Superintendent

The definitions of well-rounded and experienced have a new definition.  Dr. William “Shane” Robbins comes to Mt. Vernon as the former superintendent for the Northwestern Consolidated School District of Shelby County with many accomplishments, accolades, and strong, relevant experience.

MVHS FCCLA Students Receive Top Scores in State Conference

Several MVHS students received top scores at the the "Family, Career and Community Leaders of America" (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference.

Congrats Optimist Oratorical Contest Winners! Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Mt. Vernon Optimist’s 2018 Oratorical Contest!  

Honor a Special Hero in Your Life Field of Honor Flyer

At the Mt. Comfort Airport, it won’t be long before a sea of American flags are honoring our service personnel.  Our partners at the Exchange Clubs of Hancock County and Lawrence will be posting 800-1,000 American flags to honor living or fallen Fire Personnel, Police Officers, Military and Veterans as a way to say, “thank you for your service!”  

MVHS Basketball Team Challenges Elem Students to Read MVHS Basketball Team

The Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) Boys Basketball Team is inspiring Mt. Vernon elementary students to read by offering a reading contest now through February 6.  Students that meet each weekly reading goal will earn free admission to a home basketball game, be introduced at the varsity game halftime and be encouraged to stay after the game for an ice cream party with the players and cheerleaders.  The following are the weekly reading goals: Kindergarteners - 75 minutes, Grades 1-2 - 100 minutes, and Grades 3-5 - 125 minutes. 

Welcome New MVEF Director, Renee Oldham

The Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF) has employed a new part-time executive director to bring a new vision and revival to the foundation.  Mrs. Renee Oldham comes to MVEF from the city of Richmond and brings much experience and energy to grow the foundation.

MVCSC Names Greg Roach as MVHS Principal

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is pleased to announce Greg Roach as the incoming Mt. Vernon High School principal, effective July 1, 2016.  After a thorough statewide search with over 20 applicants, MVCSC Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins made the recommendation to the School Board Monday, March 14th at their regularly scheduled board meeting.

MVHS Seniors Awarded Over $5.7 million

Mt. Vernon High School Senior Honor Night proved to be a record-setting scholarship night for hard-working seniors.  Over $5.7 million was distributed in scholarships to over 25 community-service minded and academically gifted seniors.

Special Needs Students Located in Renovated Facilities at MVHS

Mt. Vernon severe/profound special needs students that were previously transported to South Madison County Schools will soon be located at remodeled facilities in MVHS.

First Ever GenerationOn Indiana School District! Administration Being Awarded A GenerationOn Banner

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is officially the first GenerationOn Indiana school district! MVCSC is taking great strides to provide the best opportunities possible for their students. One way MVCSC provides opportunities is by teaching the importance of giving back, specifically through community service. As a GenerationOn Indiana school district, MVCSC will help further these student driven philanthropic efforts.

MVHS Web Developer Class Launches App for 5th Grade Students Student Showing their App

The Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) High Tech Academy Web Developer class recently had an “app launch party” to present personalized apps created for their 5th grade clients. The MVHS web developer teams worked with 5th grade clients to create fraction themed websites that were customized to their client’s interests and met their expectations. The 5th graders enjoyed seeing their personalized app on launch day.  The group presentations included videos of client interviews, fraction games, and demonstrations of the app’s functionality.

All Staff Back-to-School Meeting Kicked off the School Year! Dr. Shane Robbins Presenting to All Staff

The all staff meeting on Friday, July 28 kicked off the start of a great year!  After breakfast, all staff went into the Mt. Vernon High School auditorium for a presentation.  New staff were introduced and welcomed to the MVCSC team.

MVHS Student Project Brings Water Bottle Dispensers to MVHS Green Machine Club with MV School Board

A dedicated group of Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) students are inspiring their peers to drink more water, thanks to the new water bottle refilling stations they encouraged the district to purchase.  Their contagious passion for inspiring their peers to take healthy initiatives has resulted in a corporate partnership with Hancock Regional Hospital, who is providing water bottles for their new "Green Machine" club to sell.

Mt. Vernon High School is Four-Star School - Again!

The Indiana Department of Education announced Indiana's Four Star Schools for 2013-2014, which Mt. Vernon High School has earned three years in a row.

MVHS Winter Guard Places 11th at State

The MVHS Varsity Winter Guard placed 11th in the State Finals.  This is the second time this year for band to reach state, as the marching band went to state finals earlier this year.

Inaugural Digital Safety Night was a Success Student Displaying Her Technology

Mt. Vernon's successful Digital Safety Night was kicked off with Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins providing opening remarks about the importance of keeping students safe and learning about digital safety. He thanked the attendees for being there and the technology department for all their efforts every day to keep students safe. 

MVHS Band Receives 80 New Instruments, Tower, Accolades & Increased Membership

The Mt. Vernon High School Band (MVHS) received 80 new instruments and a 28’ platform observation tower from the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) Board of School Trustees. As a result of the band’s success and the school’s support, marching band membership has increased 53%, or 31 members since 2015.  The high school band program has increased 27%, or 21 members since 2015.  The MVHS band also earned an Indiana State School Music Association 2015-16 “All-Music Award” for its achievements for the 2015-2016 school year.

MVHS Class of 2016 Graduation

The Class of 2016's graduation went off without a hitch on May 27th.  There were 303 seniors, four juniors and three foreign exchange students who walked the stage to receive their diploma.  The graduates seemed ready to move on to their bright futures, prepared with one of the finest academic settings in the state.

MV Schools Support Students During ISTEP

As students were preparing for ISTEP, Mt. Vernon staff was supporting students' efforts in a nurturing way while subduing any anxieties.  From cheering students in a hallway, to a lip dub video gone viral, to a supporting letter mailed to each student, Mt. Vernon staff let each child know how important they are.


 

Future Direction for Mt. Vernon Schools

The Mt. Vernon School Board recently approved a 2015-2018 strategic plan that addresses: 1-1 technology (one computer device to one student/staff), the intermediate program (grades 5-6), personnel and staff wages.

MVHS NHS Raises Funds for Riley Hospital's Magic Cart

Mt. Vernon National Honor Society Raised $5,303 for Riley Hospital with Penny Wars – More Funds to Come with Riley Dance Marathon April 10th. Funds go towards "Magic Castle Cart" and "Palliative Care".
 

MV Celebrates the Chinese New Year Chinese Opera Performers

On Monday, February 12, the Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) Asia Club hosted a Chinese New Year Celebration. Several MVHS Mandarin students entertained the audience with a variety of experiences, as well as an opera performance from two international Beijing opera singers.

MVHS "Rising Star" Juniors Recognized by the IASP 2017 Rising Star Juniors -MVHS

This year The Indiana Association of School Principals recognized the 2017 Rising Stars of Indiana. These are current juniors nominated by their high schools for their academic achievement. Mt. Vernon High School nominated the following top four juniors: Matthew Rollo, Zoe Jenkins, Annie Hermann and Olivia Spicer. 

Freshman Kick-Off was a Dance-Filled Success

On July 27, incoming freshmen students filled the Mt. Vernon High School gym for "Freshman Kick-Off 2016".  The high school orientation featured student mentors, a.k.a. Marauder Mentors, who answered questions, gave advice and soothed the anxious underclassmen.

MVCSC Staff Honored at End-of-Year Breakfast

Several Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (VMCSC) staff were recognized at the innaugural end-of-year staff breakfast.  Staff were recognized by Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins and received a gift for the following years at MVCSC: 5, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service.

2 HS Teachers Selected for AP Readers

Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) has two staff members selected for the prestigious honor of becoming an AP reader.  Patricia Laughlin will read Spanish AP tests and Sarah Terrell will read AP Government tests for the second year.  

3 Mt. Vernon Schools Receive "A's" from the IDOE
Three Mt. Vernon schools received "A" ratings from the Indiana Department of Education for the 2013 school year.  The "A" - "F" rating model is based on student performance standards.  Mt. Vernon High School, Fortville Elementary and Mt. Comfort Elementary all are proud of their "A" rating recognizing student growth.

The student standards that are part of the "grading" system include student academic growth and graduation rates, as well as college and career readiness as measures of success.

Starting with the 2011-12 academic year, the State Board of Education adopted the use of a new methodology for determining a school or corporation's grade, A-F.

 

The Truth About Vaping Anti-Vaping Convocation

Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) recently hosted a convocation for all students about the harmful effects of vaping and drug use.  Every MVHS student listened to an informative presentation in the auditorium about the harmful effects of drugs, especially vaping and marijuana.

MVHS English Department Earns $1,000 Grant English Class Visiting the IMA

The Mt. Vernon High School English department recently earned a $1,000 grant that provides the school with the opportunity to offer high school students several activities connected with Frankenstein. Some of the activities include book discussions, young adult reading series, and horror and science fiction creative writing workshops.

Mt. Vernon Hosts Legislative Breakfast Speaker Bosma, Senator Crider and Rep Cherry

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation hosted a legislative breakfast with Speaker Bosma, Senator Crider and Representative Cherry on the panel.  All Hancock County public schools' administration and board members were in attendance, along with representatives from South Madison and Shelby Eastern districts.

Teachers from China Visit Mt. Vernon Anshan Teacher Observing an Elementary School Class

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation is becoming more of a global community every year. Just in the past two years, Mt. Vernon has made advancements by connecting with schools all over the world including China, Taiwan, Germany, Spain, and South Korea. Currently, a group of teachers from Anshan, China are at Mt. Vernon to learn more about MVCSC so that they can send their students to Mt. Vernon in the future.

MVHS Mandarin Class Sparks Interest in Elementary School Students Teaching Mandarin to Elementary School Studentsw

Fortville Elementary students recently had the opportunity to learn Mandarin Chinese through fun activities and games led by high school students. The Mt. Vernon High School Mandarin Chinese teacher, Miss Yi-Fan Lin, and Elementary School teacher Jessica Daugherty, saw a great opportunity to give their students an experience they may never forget. Miss Lin scheduled a day to take her class to Fortville Elementary School and use their Mandarin Chinese skills to teach younger kids about the language and culture.

MVCSC Recognized by the IDOE as a School of Promising Practice IDOE Promising Practices Award

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) has been recognized by the Indiana Department of Education as a school of Promising Practice in the area of International Exposure to Students.  MVCSC’s Promising Practice is one of 200 education or wrap-around service programs to be recognized by the Department in honor of Indiana’s bicentennial celebration.

Mt. Vernon Schools Rescue Food to Help Those in Need

The last two weeks of the school year, Fortville Elementary School’s student council piloted a food rescue program that will be launched district-wide in the fall of 2016.   Students place any packaged, unopened/untampered food in marked bins, which is then collected daily and donated to the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen in Greenfield.  Some of the foods collected were: milk, cheese sticks, yogurts, crackers, packaged fruits and vegetables.

FES & MES Celebrated "Kindy 500"

Fortville Elementary School and McCordsville Elementary School recently celebrated the month of racing by hosting "Kindy 500."  All kindergartners decorate a box as a race car, and race or take a lap in front of an audience of parents.  The festivities end with medals, milk, and lots of smiles.

MV Seniors Make a Difference on Work Day

Many Mt. Vernon High School Seniors made a difference throughout the community on Senior Work Day.  Each senior signed up to work from 9 a.m. - noon, and were divided into six locations performing various duties.  Their day of service was followed by a cookout with Superintendent Dr. Robbins and the administration team grilling at the track.  After lunch they picked up their cap/gown in preparation for graduation next week.

Elem Grant & Imagination Library Have Commonality

What do new elementary playground equipment and early childhood literacy initiatives/Imagination Library have in common? The Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF)! In a recent Y-GIVE Grant, all three Mt. Vernon Elementary Schools will split a grant to go towards playground equipment and educational materials.  The four-square courts, hopscotch, clocks, a special needs swing and math games will collectively enhance the educational and recreational tools students use in the school setting.  These new assets will add some additional structural activity to the students’ recess.

FFA Provides Staff Lunch

The Future Farmers of America (FFA) provided Mt. Vernon High School staff lunch on Friday, February 27th in honor of FFA week.

MVHS Students Welcome Home Korean and Vietnam Veterans Students Welcome Home Veterans

The Mt. Vernon High School History Classes recently hosted a welcome home ceremony for Korean and Vietnam veterans. Students lined the walls with welcome home signs and cheered for the veterans as they walked through the hallways.

 

MVHS Lilly Scholarship Finalists Matthew Rollo and Matthew Boyle are Lilly Scholarship Finalists

Two outstanding Mt. Vernon High School Students, Matthew Rollo and Matthew Boyle, were chosen as finalists for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship in Hancock County. This scholarship awards the winner four years of tuition to an Indiana college of their choice. The winner is chosen based on academics, school involvement, and most importantly, community service.

MVCSC is Rated an "A" District Rated an "A" District

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation is achieving academic excellence and has recently been awarded an “A” District by the Indiana Department of Education. Within the school corporation, three of its schools have also received an “A” rating.

End-of-Year Breakfast Honors MVCSC Staff Becky Johnson & Marcia Marshall Celebrate 40 years

Several Mt. Vernon staff were honored and recognized at the inaugural end-of-year staff breakfast for the following years of service:  5, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40.  Becky Johnson and Marcia Marshall celebrated 40 years at MVCSC!

 

Watch MVHS Graduation Ceremony LIVE!!! Watch Graduation Live

Watch Mt. Vernon High School Graduation Ceremony LIVE!  Please click the title or "Read More" to view the page with the live stream.  Ticket, seating and rain date details are also below.  MVHS graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marauder Stadium.  

MVHS Students Support Classmate Fighting Cancer MVHS Students Bringing Ben Matt the dog

Mt. Vernon students are taught lessons on kindness, respect, compassion, and other character-building traits beginning in elementary school.  Several Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) students demonstrated all of these as they supported their classmate, Ben Thompson, while he battled Lymphoma cancer his senior year at MVHS.  

MVHS Center Stage Performs at Carnegie Hall

Mt. Vernon High School's Center Stage Choir recently returned from performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City.  The Center Stage choir performed beautifully with nearly 275 other singers and were awarded the opportunity to work with Dr. Daniel Bara, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Georgia, and Dr. Deanna Joseph, Director of Choral Activities at Georgia State University. The students rehearsed for a total of 10 hours over the weekend.

MVHS Lilly Scholarship Finalists Honored - Erlewein & Rush

The 2016 Mt. Vernon High School Lilly Endowment finalists were honored at the Mt. Vernon School Board Meeting on February 8.  Lily Erlewein and Aaron Rush were selected anonymously by a panel of Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF) judges.  Erlewein and Rush are exceptional representatives from Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) due to their multitude of accomplishments and plethora of community contributions.

Schools Raise $5,000 for Foundation -Matched to $12,000

Each Mt. Vernon school raised $1,000 to meet the goal set by the Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF) as challenge to county education foundations. The $5,000 was matched by HCCF for a $12,500 total donation to the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation.

MVHS Theater Tech Improves Performance with Technology MV Tech Crew Group Photo

Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) is filled with talented students who apply their STEM skills in a variety of ways. The MVHS Tech Crew is using their knowledge in technology to provide a variety of production visuals which will dramatically enhance the next theatre production.

MVHS Senior Raises Over $2K for Pediatric Cancer Research MVHS Boosters Bake Sale for Trevor's Kick-It.org

Mt. Vernon High School Senior Trevor Bond is continuing to devote his kicking season to his philanthropic dreams of helping cure pediatric cancer.  In two years, Bond has raised over $2,600 dollars for pediatric cancer research, and the number is continuing to climb. 

Mt. Vernon Graduate Making Money Right out of High School Blake Explaining his "Alexa" Skill

The High-Tech Academy is one of the keystone departments at Mt. Vernon High School where students receive hands-on and engaging skills.  Recently, Ethan Patrick and Blake Miller used their high-tech skills to develop an Amazon Alexa Powered Magic Mirror and demonstrated it at a school board meeting.  The skill they developed works with Amazon's "Alexa"  and has received thousands of downloads, as well as a few Amazon awards.

MVHS Lilly Scholarship Finalists: Frost & Schleter Lilly Scholarship Finalists

The 2016-2017 Mt. Vernon High School Lilly Endowment finalists were honored at the Mt. Vernon School Board Meeting on November 21.  Emily Frost and Meg Schleter were selected anonymously by a panel of Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF) judges.  Frost and Schleter are exceptional representatives from Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) due to their multitude of accomplishments and plethora of community contributions.

Superintendent of the Year - Dr. Shane Robbins

MVCSC is pleased to share that the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents just announced that Dr. Shane Robbins is the district 5's SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR!

MVCSC Statement Re: Tristan Carson

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) community suffered a tragic loss on Thursday, May 26th as Mt. Vernon High School Senior, Tristan Carson, passed away unexpectedly.  Tristan was well-liked and held in high regards with his kind heart, friendly nature, and of course his love for his family.  

NHS Gives Back to Shelters & Orphanages

National Honor Society is teaming up with Aeropostale to donate new/lightly used jeans to shelters or orphanages.  Click "read more". 

Mike Kirschner hired as new Mt. Vernon High School Football Coach Mike Kirschner School Board Dr Robbins

Mike Kirschner tabbed to Lead Mt. Vernon Football Program

MVCSC Pursues STEM Initiatives & Certification FES Class shows their STEM projects

One goal of STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is to engage students in hands-on STEM concepts, entice the love of learning and possibly fuel their passion to pursue these fields.  The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) has heard the call loud and clear from STEM-related industries needing a larger workforce pool.  MVCSC has added three STEM teachers this year, is developing a “Makerspace” at the high school, and is pursuing becoming a STEM certified district from the IDOE.

Come Enjoy Soup with the Supe! Soup with the Supe Flyer

Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins is inviting the community to join him for lunch during the "Soup with the Supe" days. 

Marauder Mentors Guide Freshmen Into a New Year Mentors Guide Freshmen Into a New Year

What is the best way to welcome the new freshmen into the high school? At Mt. Vernon High School, the best way to become orientated is by having a dance off, touring the high school, playing fun games, and eating pizza. Students in the mentoring program taught the incoming freshmen all of the ropes and rules of high school while still having fun!

MVCSC Honors Retirees MV Retirees

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) celebrated the six retirees with a reception at the administrative service center on Sunday, May 21.  Current and former staff, their families and members of the community came together to honor the retirees for their dedication and contributions made to MVCSC.  Together, the six retirees have accumulated 130 years!

MVCSC Students Advance in Optimist Oratorical Competition Optimist Oratorical Participants

The local Mt. Vernon Optimist Club held an oratorical contest with several Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) students participating.  The theme for this year's speech was "What the World Gains from Optimism."  The first place winners, Jennifer McGowen and Josh Ratliff, will advance to the district contest in Anderson.  District winners will then advance to a regional contest and national contest with an award of $15,000.

MVCSC Launches International Exchange Program Welcome Taiwan Miaoli Delegates

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is launching a comprehensive International Exchange Program as part of the district’s effort to boost students’ global and intercultural awareness, curriculum engagement and potential future career opportunities.  Collaborations have begun with Anshan, China and Maioli County, Taiwan, with the goal to bring international students to Mt. Vernon Schools next year.  The initiative also includes a goal of sending MVCSC students and staff abroad.

MVCSC Honors Retirees -Collectively 231 Years

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) celebrated the ten retirees with a reception at the administrative service center on Sunday, May 22.  Current and former staff, their families and members of the community came together to honor the retirees for their dedication and contributions made to MVCSC.  Together, the retirees have 231 years of service to MVCSC.  

MVCSC Launches K-12 Summer School for Enrichment & Remediation

 

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) will host summer school for current grades Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Both remediation and enrichment will be provided in the content areas of reading, language arts and mathematics, as well as endless class options for high school credit.  

Veterans Honored with Mural

The Mt. Vernon High School National Art Society students honored United States Veterans with a mural in the high school. Several hours were spent designing and painting the details.

MVHS Teacher Lynette Huth Earns $12,000 Lilly Grant Lynette Huth

Mt. Vernon High School Science Teacher, Lynette Huth, was recently awarded a grant of $12,000 by Lilly Endowment Inc. through the 2018 Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program. The Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program is a program to help recognize and renew Indiana educators by helping them explore new interests for their classrooms and expand their mind to new ideas and creativity. This is the 31st year of the competitive program that rewards up to 100 educators with $12,000 each.

Congratulations Class of 2017! Class of 2017

The Class of 2017's commencement went off without a hitch on May 26th.  There were approximately 260 students who walked the stage to receive their diploma.  The graduates seemed ready to move on to their bright futures, prepared with one of the finest academic settings in the state.

Mt. Vernon Honors Veterans Fortville Elementary School Veteran's Day

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation celebrated Veteran's Day at each of the five schools, honoring all those who have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces.  All three Mt. Vernon elementary schools and the middle school honored veterans with a convocation emphasizing the sacrifice veterans have made.  The convocations included patriotic songs and videos, moving speeches and videos.  Veterans in attendance greatly appreciated the recognition.   

 

MVHS Celebrated Senior Honor Night with Over 50 Scholarship/Awards

Many students from the senior class of 2016 attended the Senior Honor Night to be recognized for their outstanding achievements.  Students’ names were announced with the college/university they plan to attend next year as they entered the stage.  The ceremony began with opening remarks from Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) Principal Bernie Campbell and Student Government President Emily Fleming, followed by the presentation of awards/scholarships.

Mt. Vernon Schools' Philanthropic Efforts Impact Community

During November and December, Mt. Vernon Community Schools’ philanthropic efforts impacted the local community and beyond.  These endeavors taught students about the personal rewards of charity and thinking about others. Staff and students united by giving to others in these various ways: 

MVHS Recognized Statewide & Nationwide

MVHS was also recognized by the US News and World Report as #21 (out of 421) "Best High Schools" in Indiana.  Click "Read More" for details.

Hancock County Promise Inspires Kindergarteners at IUPUI Kids smile during the pep rally

IUPUI had some big dreamers visiting their campus on September 29!  As a part of the Hancock County Promise, nearly 1,000 kindergarteners flooded the IUPUI campus and was involved in activities that helped inspire their futures beyond high school.  This inaugural event was held at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium.  

MVCSC Admin Team Serves Staff for Teacher Appreciation Week FES Staff Cookout

During Teacher Appreciation Week, Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) Superintendent Dr. Robbins served the entire staff, one school at a time.  Dr. Robbins and the administration team grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, and bratwurst at each of the five schools.  Each day of the week featured the administration team serving many thankful staff from two grills and tables filled with plenty of sides and fixings.

Mock e-Learning Day was a Success! MVCSC Students Prepare for eLearning Days

In preparation for the unpredictable Indiana winter ahead, Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) students in grades K-8 participated in a mock eLearning day. An eLearning session is designed to provide instruction via technology that would have otherwise taken place in the classroom. MVCSC students and teachers are familiar with the use of technology in the classroom having implemented a 1:1 technology initiative last year.  In the event that MVCSC administration determined that winter weather had made the roads unsafe for travel, an eLearning day would be initiated. Through this mock session teachers and students were able to add a little fun to the process by wearing their pajamas while completing the day’s instruction.

MVCSC Not to Collect 3rd Year Referendum Tax

Through aggressive financial tactics, increased state funding, and a continued growth in student enrollment the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation can boast a positive General Fund cash balance.  It is for these reasons, the Board of School Trustees voted at their May 16, 2016 monthly board meeting to not collect the third and final year of the General Fund Referendum.

Dr. Robbins & Team Serve Staff for Teacher Appreciation Week

During Teacher Appreciation Week, Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) Superintendent Dr. Robbins served the entire staff, one school at a time.  Dr. Robbins and the administration team grilled hot dogs, hamburgers and bratwurst at each of the five schools.  Each day of the week featured the administration team serving many thankful staff from two grills and tables filled plenty of sides and fixings.

Google Expedition Takes MVHS to Rio de Janeiro

On Thursday, January 21, some lucky Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) students were launched into a different dimension with 30-minute virtual reality field trips.  The Google Expedition Pioneer Program (GEPP) visited MVHS to transport students to exotic destinations through a simple tablet, cardboard viewer and a smart phone.  Expeditions is a new product that allows teachers to take their classes on virtual field trips, immersing students in experiences that bring abstract concepts to life while giving students a deeper understanding of the world beyond the classroom.  

InSIGHTful Service Led by MVHS Matthew Boyle MVHS Matt Boyle with Soup Kitchen Friends

Through MVHS senior Matthew Boyle's efforts, visitors at the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen are seeing life much clearer with their new free eye glasses from Ossip Optometry.

Student Application of the MVHS International Academy MVHS Mandarin Chinese Students & Teacher

The Mt. Vernon High School International Academy is making its impact in students' lives, potentially changing their futures with a global influence. At the April Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation School Board of Trustees meeting, several Mandarin Chinese students spoke about the practical application of their learning.  

MVHS Adds a Mandarin Chinese Course Bringing Additional International Exposure to Students

 

Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) is offering Mandarin Chinese to students this fall, bringing with it a Taiwanese teacher and direct exposure to the Chinese culture.  This program begins a new international partnership with the Ministry of Education in Taiwan and the Indiana Department of Education to MVHS.

MVHS is in Top 30 High Schools in Indiana for 3rd Yr in Row

The U.S. News & World Report ranked Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) as #28 in the state (out of 420 Indiana high schools) and #1,987 in the nation (out of 28,561 U.S. public high schools).  This is the third year in a row for MVHS to rank within the top 30 in Indiana.  The Marauders were one of 46 schools in Indiana that received a silver award.  See the full report linked here.  MVHS was the highest ranked high school in the county.

Multisensory Teaching is Proving Effective in Mt. Vernon Classrooms

When you enter fifth grade teacher Lauren Bailey’s classroom, it is not uncommon to see students sitting on large exercise balls, practicing math on their iPads, all while Mrs. Bailey reads them a novel.  This is education in the 21st Century; this holistic approach to education provides a physical outlet for students while activating core muscle groups and stimulating their cognitive skills. The physical stimulation enhances their motor skills, while the use of touch to complete math functions engages the left side of the brain, all while listening to a novel (impacting the right side of the brain).  This integration stimulates three of the five senses providing a comprehensive learning environment.

MV is Seeking Bus Drivers for Immediate Openings

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is seeking bus drivers to fill immediate openings.  Bus drivers have the ability to shape the future by working with children to start and end their day.  MVCSC is looking for friendly and dedicated bus drivers to join the team who enjoy spending time with children.

Service with an Impact

The Outlook Christian Church, located in McCordsville, had one goal, one vision: help Mt. Vernon Schools. Several Mt. Vernon Schools received a much needed facelift in the fall, to help the outside of the schools respectably portray all the amazing development students and staff are accomplishing on the inside.  With budget cuts dictating that the schools’ exteriors fall last on the priority list, Outlook Christian Church stepped up with massive volunteer efforts to beautify the schools.

MV Students Making an Impact in the Community MVHS Students Paint Gazebo

Several Mt. Vernon students could have stayed at home on the couch for their planned e-Learning day; instead, over 130 Mt. Vernon students chose to volunteer in the community and work on various service projects.  Mt. Vernon consistently teaches and offers student opportunities to help the community, while developing strong character traits and building citizenship in students.

Class of 2017 Senior Honor Night Senior Night Award Winners

Many students from the senior class of 2017 attended the Senior Honor Night to be recognized for their outstanding achievements.  Students’ names were announced with the college/university they plan to attend next year as they entered the stage.  The ceremony began with opening remarks from Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) Principal, Mr. Greg Roach, and the event sponsor, Mrs. Renee Oldham, who is with the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation. 

FCCLA Chapter at MVHS Wins Big at State FCCLA Students

The Mt. Vernon High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter received the Gold Honor Chapter Award, 30/30 Membership Award, and Expand Your Horizons Award in state FCCLA events this year.  Receiving silver place medals in FCCLA Action Student Body was Olivia Spicer; Olivia’s program focused on healthy exercise programs for high school students. 

Helicopter, Ambulances, Firetrucks at MVHS = "Operation Safe Prom"

How could ambulances, fire trucks, and a lifeline helicopter at Mt. Vernon High School be a positive thing?  The extraordinary experience of "Operation Safe Prom" taught all juniors and seniors at MVHS about the consequences of impaired driving, whether that be from drinking, phone distractions, radio or other distractions.  Students saw the aftermath of their peers who had been -in a mock setting- driving impaired and were in a fatal car crash.  One was life-lined, a couple walked away, one went in an ambulance, and one passed away at the scene in this mock setting.

MVCSC Launches Mini-Marauder Preschool on 8/1 - Only $125/Week

MVCSC will open a new general education Mini-Marauder preschool on August 1 for all children ages 3-5.  The cost is appealing at only $125/week, which is anticipated to be the most cost-effective price-point in the area.  MVCSC is now accepting enrollment applications which can be found at www.preschool.mvcsc.k12.in.us.

2016 State of the Corporation

Stay up-to-date with Dr. Robbins "2016 State of the Corporation" address.  Click "Read More" to see the video.

MVHS Students Produce TV Shows Broadcast on Ch. 9

Take Two! How many high school students can claim they produced a television show that was actually broadcast on television?  Immersing and engaging students into real-life opportunities fits right into Mt. Vernon Schools’ goals: to provide academic excellence that prepares students to be successful in their future.

Mt. Vernon Fourth Grader Gives Warmth to Those in Need Hunter's Donated Blankets

Mt. Vernon Schools serves many amazing students, not only through academics, but also in teaching the importance of community service work and giving to others in need. One student, Hunter Lenk, has gone above and beyond to help homeless people in the community stay warm during the winter.

New! Wi-fi on All MVCSC Buses Wi-fi on all MVCSC buses

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation now has wi-fi on all buses!  Please see the attached statement below from Superintendent Dr. Robbins that explains how students gain access to the wi-fi. 

Riley Dance Marathon is Fri, 4/28 at MVHS - NHS Students Raise Funds for Riley Hospital Riley Magic Castle Cart -Dance Marathon

Mt. Vernon High School’s National Honor Society (NHS) is sponsoring Riley Dance Marathon on Friday, April 28 with a goal of raising $10,000 for Riley Hospital.  With a $5 admission charge, Mt. Vernon High School students can attend the Riley Dance Marathon from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., and the public can attend from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.  If the community cannot attend and wants to support the fundraiser, visit THIS LINK.  Currently, the NHS organization has 53 members supporting this initiative.   

MVCSC Launches External Bus Cameras, Here Comes the Bus App, as well as Wi-Fi on Buses Dr. Shane Robbins & Students by bus

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is launching several new features to the bus fleet, enhancing safety and cost savings.  New external bus cameras and a bus app that allows parents to see in real-time where the bus is will enhance the safety and security for Mt. Vernon students.  In addition, all buses will have wi-fi available for students to use during their ride by the end of this school year.

MV Schools Donate Over $1,000 to Imagination Library

All Mt. Vernon elementary schools and Mt. Vernon Middle School participated in "Penny Wars" during March to benefit the Imagination Library Fund.  Together they raised $1,075.62 to help with early childhood literacy through the Imagination Library Fund at the Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF).  The HCCF matched $ .50 for each $1 to bring the grand contribution to $1,613.42.  Heather Noesges (middle), Principal of Fortville Elementary School, presented the check with a few students to Mary Gibble (left), President of the Hancock County Community Foundation.

MV Begins Delayed Start Wednesdays on Aug 19th

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation will begin the delayed start program on Wednesday, August 19th and will continue every Wednesday throughout the school year in an effort to provide staff with frequent professional development.  This important initiative will allow MVCSC staff to engage in meaningful training to support school and district improvement. These important Professional Learning Communities (PLC) will ensure the MVCSC district remains on a path of continuous improvement.

Mt. Vernon Provides Aid for Hurricane Harvey Victims Hurricane Harvey Donations

Academics aren’t the only aspect taught at the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation. Philanthropy, kindness, and reaching out to those in need are some of the other lessons that students are taught from early childhood to graduation.

Superintendent Dr. Robbins Deployed to Support Hurricane Irma Victims Dr. Robbins in Army Fatigue

The Superintendent of MVCSC, Dr. Shane Robbins, is being activated in support of disaster relief for Hurricane Irma. The “Soup with the Supe” lunch is cancelled on Thursday, September 14.  

MV Leads "Hancock County Promise" - 1,000 Kindergarteners Given Hope for Post-Secondary Education Hancock County Promise

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation led the county initiative to secure all Hancock County schools to collaborate and provide CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings accounts for all Hancock County kindergarteners.  We are proud to announce that Hancock County received a grant from the Promise Indiana organization to support the county in this initiative, beginning in the fall for the 2017-2018 school year.  This "Hancock County Promise" will impact approximately 1,000 kindergarteners each year, building hope for bright futures of a post-secondary education.  

MVHS Student Tech Team Receives Hands-On Experience

Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) students interested in technology are now getting hands-on experience and a head-start in what could become their future career.  The new “MVHS Tech Team” comprised of six students, meet daily during SRT (student Resource Time) for 30 minutes to help the school technology department support MVHS students and staff with Chromebooks and Google Apps.  A secondary goal is to work on new technology projects, including creating new help desk documents to aid students/staff as they troubleshoot Google Apps.  

MV Pay-to-Participate Fees are Eliminated

If one listens closely, they should be able to hear the cheers from the homes of Mt. Vernon student athletes.  Beginning fall of 2015, Mt. Vernon Schools will no longer require the high school athletes to pay a $225 pay-to-participate fee and middle school students to pay the $100 fee.  

MV Students Safely Enjoyed the Eclipse Watching the Eclipse

At the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation, students at Fortville Elementary School made the "Day Turn into Night" PJ party all day.  Small groups of supervised students went outside with special ISO glasses to view the solar eclipse.  Students were monitored closely, and we even had some parent volunteers assist with the supervision. Students were truly in awe of the eclipse!

MVCSC Website Is Becoming ADA Accessible Picture of Text Options for Visually Impaired

In an effort to make the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) website accessible for those with disabilities, many features are now available to help the disabled access content on the MVCSC website.  MVCSC is committed to an accessible website initiative.

MVHS Youth Board Received Elementary School Grant Through HCCF

The Mt. Vernon High School Youth Board recently received a $1,000 grant to benefit the elementary school playgrounds. Both Fortville Elementary and Mt. Comfort Elementary will receive four-square courts, hopscotch, clocks and math games to enhance their educational and recreational tools.  McCordsville Elementary will receive a special needs swing.

MVHS Inaugural Career Fair Students at Career Fair

Mt. Vernon High School hosted its inaugural 2017 Mt. Vernon High School Career Fair on Thursday, September 14, 2017.

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation Receives IDOE Digital Learning Grant Digital Learning Grant Team

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) received a $75,000 Digital Learning Grant from the Indiana Department of Education to support two digital learning instructional coaches, eLearning professional development and computer device replacement.

MVHS Raises Over $7,700 for Riley Hospital

The Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) National Honor Society had already raised approximately $4,000 for Riley Hospital and added over $3,500 at the Riley Dance Marathon.  The National Honor Society (NHS) hosted the 6th Annual Riley Dance Marathon on Friday, April 8 in the MVHS gymnasium, and was open to all public after 3:30 p.m. for an admission charge of $5.  All proceeds went to Riley Children’s Hospitals. Attendees enjoyed not only dancing, but a giant bounce house, cake walk, face paint, food, and many other kids’ activities.

Staff Recognized at School Board Meetings Nicki Privett accepting award

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School Board Honors Scholars & Wall of Fame President McCarty Speaking at Dinner Reception

At the June School Board of Trustees meeting, the School Board recognized students who have excelled in their academic careers during the year 2016-2017.  Before the meeting, the School Board Scholars and their families were treated to a dinner reception, prior to receiving their award.  The students who were recognized for their outstanding achievement in the "Academic Hall of Fame" were recognized during annual board meeting.  Congratulations to all these outstanding students for your work ethic, intelligence and determination to excel in academics!

MVHS Roembke Named to All-State Honor Band Andrew Roembke playing

Andrew Roembke, a member of the Mt. Vernon High School Band directed by Derek Ellinger, has been awarded participation in the Fifty-Seventh Annual Indiana All-State High School Band Festival sponsored by the Indiana Bandmasters Association (IBA).  This is Roembke's second year to participate in the All-State Band, and the first year to be selected for the All-State Honor Band.

MVCSC Brings International Exposure to Students Students wearing Taiwanese costumes

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is on a mission to expand students' world views and provide cross-culture experiences.  The Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Yi-Fan Lin from Taiwan, recently offered a Chinese New Year celebration for students to engage in various Chinese activities.  Another recent international experience was having Yan Long, a visitor from China, share her Chinese culture with McCordsville Elementary School students.  

MV Superintendent Graduates from Nat'l Supt Academy

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation’s Superintendent, Dr. Shane Robbins, recently graduated from the National Superintendent's Academy.  He was one of 32 school leaders from across the country invited to participate in the program.  The National Superintendent’s Academy was established to prepare school leaders with the tools to address the looming leadership deficit, and to provide a focused alternative or supplement to traditional superintendent training and certification programs.

Students Gain Tech Experience at MVHS Tech Students

There are so many opportunities for students to use their skills to help others at Mt. Vernon High School. One of those is the new Technology Help Desk that is run by students at the high school.

 

Staff Members Recognized at School Board Meeting Staff Members Recognized at School Board Meeting

Superintendent Dr. Robbins, on behalf of the School Board of Trustees of the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation, recognized three outstanding staff members at recent school board meetings. Mrs. Nikki Privett, Mrs. Amy Hoeppner, and Mrs. Maria Bond were all awarded for their phenomenal efforts to make the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation a safe and welcoming place for students to learn and grow.

MVCSC Finance Staff Receive Int'l & State Awards -Tomamichel & Sitton Brian Tomamichel with MS Students

Brian Tomamichel, Chief Financial Officer for the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation was recently honored by the Association of School Business Officials International with its 2017 Pinnacle of Achievement Award for an innovative program that leveraged use of credit card rebates to fund a 1:1 program in the district.

Robots, Pancakes & Learning - MVHS Computer Science Covers It

The MVHS Tech Support Class, Programing Class, and Interactive Media Class all took a turn at the "PancakeBot" (TM) robot programing and technology troubleshooting.  The PancakeBot was created by a father trying to appease his toddler's wishes and is the world's first food printer capable of printing pancakes created by the user or premade designs.  

South Korean Education Delegates Visit Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation Mt. Vernon Staff and Republic of Korea Staff

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) was selected to host Education Delegates from the Republic of Korea to discuss the use of STEM education and visit the modern integration of technology in MVCSC classrooms.  

State Superintendent Ritz Visits McCordsville Elementary & Mt. Vernon Middle School

What do Glenda Ritz, entrepreneurship and sharks have in common? At McCordsville Elementary, State Superintendent Glenda Ritz is visiting the fourth grade simulation of “Shark Tank” on Friday, March 11th at 1:30 p.m. (visitation schedule is subject to change).  Student groups are currently busy presenting their entrepreneurship ideas to their classrooms, a few of which include: fruit and vegetable popsicles, hot hands (gloves with battery-operated warmers), fashion friend (a fathead picture of yourself on an easel where clothes are pinned on to provide a visual) and a robot that scans for people trespassing in school buildings, among many other unique ideas.

MVMS 8GA is Rockin' Black History Month Band performing

Mt. Vernon Middle School 8th Graders celebrated Black History Month on Friday, February 3rd with an annual live concert featuring Principal Benjamin Williams on the drums and an all-star line up of local pro musicians. This event, for the 6th year in a row, is a part of the celebration of February's Black History Month.

DePauw University Speaks at MVHS about Environmental Sustainability

Mt. Vernon High School's biology, earth science, agriculture, and green team students were fortunate to hear a team from DePauw University present on environmental sustainability. The DePauw University Director of Sustainability, Anthony Baratta, brought students to Mt. Vernon High School and spoke on a DePauw's high school initiative: sustainability leadership education which is designed to spur even more hands-on, experimental learning projects in Midwest communities.  

MVCSC Expands International Exchange Program MVCSC Team with Anshan Bureau of Education

An administrative team from the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) expanded the International Exchange program to Anshan, China.  The MVCSC team signed agreements with two schools and the Anshan City Bureau of Education (which allows for exchanges with any school in Anshan, China), as well as developed relationships with the Anshan team.

MVCSC is a Unified Champion School District Middle school students at Walk on Water event

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation is now a Unified Champion School District!  Join in the fun on the following field days: Preschool 5/10, Elementary 5/16, Middle School 5/17.  Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools is a program that engages schools in creating climates of inclusion, acceptance, respect and human dignity for ALL students.  It brings together athletes with and without disabilities to train and compete on the same team.

MVCSC Launches 529 College Accounts for Kindergarteners 2017-2018 Kindergarten Students Dressed as what they want to be grown up

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is implementing a culture that inspires young students in Hancock County to pursue a post-secondary education.  This fall, MVCSC and all Hancock County schools will be offering kindergarteners an opportunity to open their own 529 account, initially funded by community partners.  MVCSC’s Director of Special Programs, Scott Shipley, is coordinating the “Hancock County Promise” and seeking a grant through Promise Indiana to help fund the inspiring program.

Elem Students' Reading Enhanced by MVHS Basketball & Fortville Library

The Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) boys’ basketball team recently made a positive impact with Mt. Vernon elementary students by giving them a reading challenge during January.  In addition, the Fortville Library partnered with the Fortville Elementary School High-Ability reading group to provide additional chapter books.