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

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

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

MVHS Band Program Awarded NineStar Grant NineStar Grant

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

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

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

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

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

2020-2021 Online Registration Open 2020-2021 Online Registration is now OPEN!

Register now online for the 2020-2021 Student Registration! 

MVHS 2020 Graduation was a Success! Graduation Ceremony 2020

Despite the challenging end to the school year, Mt. Vernon High School hosted a safe and healthy graduation ceremony.  There were approximately 274 students who crossed the stage to receive their high school diploma.  There was mutual excitement between the MVHS graduates as they began to move forward into their promising futures, prepared by one of the best academic preparations in the state. 

MVHS Hosts Virtual Senior Honor Night Senior Honor Night

Despite these trying times, the Mt. Vernon High School staff continued the tradition of honoring its seniors through a virtual Senior Honor Night.  The virtual celebration, created by the MVHS Technology Education Teacher, Mr. Tom Shaver, began with a senior portrait presentation of each senior at Mt. Vernon High School.  The photos were followed by opening remarks from the school’s principal, Mr. Casey Dodd.  

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

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

Board Passes Calendar Contingencies for 20-21 2020-2021 Calendar Contingencies

At the MVCSC School Board meeting on May 18, two school calendar contingency plans were passed by the Board of Trustees. These calendars allow MVCSC to have a quick 2020-2021 revised calendar adoption after Governor Holcomb speaks in July and shares his plans for schools to reopen.

MVHS Bring Change to Mind Club is Breaking the Stigma Leadership Meet-up

The negative attitudes and beliefs surrounding mental health is a very prominent issue around the world, however the Bring Change to Mind (BC2M) club at Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) is doing their best to break that stigma in our community.  BC2M is a national organization that aims to open a dialogue about mental health and create new social norms regarding the stigma surrounding mental health.  

MVCSC School Board Approves Future Growth Plan MVCSC Future Growth Plan

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