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Activate Clinic Welcomes New Nurse Practitioners Activate Clinic

For Mt. Vernon staff that are on the district’s insurance, Andrea Miles, Activate’s Nurse Practitioner, is scheduled to be on maternity leave beginning in early December. Two other Nurse Practitioners will fill her shoes through early February: Susan Conner and Kimberly Jefvert.

NASA Exhibit at MVHS Nov 6 - Dec 13 NASA Exhibit

Thanks to the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation and the Main Street Arts at the Carnegie, the Mt. Vernon High School will be hosting a NASA traveling exhibit called “Apollo and the Next Giant Leap.” The public is welcome to attend the Opening Night on Wednesday, November 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The opening night (only) will feature an actual moon rock, in addition to the exhibit in the Media Center. The full exhibit of NASA artifacts and models will be on display with portions in the Media Center and at the Main Street Arts at the Carnegie Gallery from November 6 through December 13, 2019.

NASA Exhibit at MVHS Nov 6 - Dec 13 NASA Exhibit

Thanks to the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation and the Main Street Arts at the Carnegie, the Mt. Vernon High School will be hosting a NASA traveling exhibit called “Apollo and the Next Giant Leap.” The public is welcome to attend the Opening Night on Wednesday, November 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The opening night (only) will feature an actual moon rock, in addition to the exhibit in the Media Center. The full exhibit of NASA artifacts and models will be on display with portions in the Media Center and at the Main Street Arts at the Carnegie Gallery from November 6 through December 13, 2019.

Mr. Jeff Brandes has Been Named MVMS Assistant Principal Mr. Jeff Brandes

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation has announced that Mr. Jeff Brandes has been named as a Mt. Vernon Middle School Assistant Principal, effective October 21, 2019. Mr. Brandes comes to Mt. Vernon Schools with a wide range of skills and experience, including school improvement, behavioral support, academic support, athletics, social support, and schoolwide data. 

Chat with Supt. Dr. Parker at "Traveling Talks" Traveling Talks Flyer

Superintendent Dr. Jack Parker has scheduled six “Traveling Talks” throughout the district for the 2019-20 school year.  These “Traveling Talks” are an opportunity for community members to communicate directly with Dr. Parker and share their hopes, questions, and/or concerns about Mt. Vernon schools. This casual dialogue is designed to connect the community with school leadership.  

MVCSC Receives $50K Secured School Safety Grant Security Resource Officer

The safety of students and staff is the number one priority at Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC). The district was recently awarded a $100K Secured School Safety Grant ($50K grant with $50K matching funds). This grant allows MVCSC to provide additional tools and resources to protect its students and staff.  

Indiana Top 10 Teacher of the Year: Ms. Deb Thomas Deb Thomas; Top 10 Indiana Teacher of the Year

Mt. Vernon Middle School (MVMS) Seventh Grade Social Studies teacher, Ms. Deb Thomas, is a Top 10 Finalist for the Indiana Teacher of the Year.  Ms. Thomas has been exemplifying the use of student engagement, cultural awareness, and community learning in her classroom at MVMS for 29 years.   

MV Community Service MV Community Service Day

Mt. Vernon Schools turned their September 25 eLearning Day into an annual Community Service Day. Mt. Vernon High School and Mt. Vernon Middle School students were given the opportunity to give back to their community through various service projects. Over forty students signed up to spend three hours of their eLearning Day serving the community in a variety of ways.

MVCSC Sets Maximum Number of Cumulative E-Learning Days eLearning Picture

 

With Indiana’s unpredictable weather, Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) parents/guardians should be prepared with childcare plans for school cancellations and multiple two-hour delays. In the unlikely event that we have more than six eLearning days per year, MVCSC has developed guidelines to ensure we have at least 174 (out of 180) days of in-school instruction. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, we will try to have no more than six cumulative eLearning days per school year. 

MVCSC Mental Health Initiatives MVCSC Counselors

Providing support and resources for mental health is a top priority in the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC). Mt. Vernon Schools are taking major steps in educating students, staff, and parents/guardians on the importance of mental health and wellness through programming and resources. 

MV Community Champions Meeting 8/27 MV Community Champions

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) asked ALL MV parents, any in-district residents, businesses and community members to be a part of the “MV Community Champions” fall initiative to develop a 10-year Future Growth Plan. MVCSC asked hundreds of community members to attend two meetings from 7 - 8 p.m. on August 27, 2019 and January 21, 2020. Attendees shared their thoughts on the multiple options of growth possibilities, including how grade configurations are assigned in our schools. 

Ryan King Named as Assistant Principal of McCordsville Elementary School Ryan King

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation would like to welcome Mr. Ryan King as the new Assistant Principal of McCordsville Elementary School. Mr. King previously served in the Carmel Clay School District for nine years as a 4th and 5th grade elementary teacher. He has led or designed numerous professional development opportunities for staff and excels in cultivating positive relationships with students, parents, and his colleagues. 

MV Offers 65+ Event Pass for In-District Residents 65 Club Logo

New! Any resident living in our district that is at least 65 years old will be able to receive a new “Mt. Vernon 65+ Club” card that will provide them with free admission to most Mt.Vernon Middle School and Mt. Vernon High School events. There are a few exclusions, such as IHSAA playoff games, ISSMA events, HHC tournament games, and designated events. Additional information can be found on the www.mvcsc.k12.in.us/65Club webpage.

MVMS Principal Graduates from IPLI Mr. Williams, IPLI Graduate

Mt. Vernon Middle School (MVMS) principal, Mr. Benjamin Williams, recently graduated from the Indiana Principal Leadership Institute (IPLI). Housed at Indiana State University’s Bayh College of Education, IPLI is a two-year experience that addresses the professional needs of Indiana public school principals with an emphasis on student success. It was created with bipartisan support by the Indiana General Assembly in 2013.  

Alissa Lockwood Named as Principal of Mt. Comfort Elementary School Alissa Lockwood

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) has named Mrs. Alissa Lockwood as the new Mt. Comfort Elementary Principal. She will begin this new leadership tenure on July 1, 2019. Lockwood has most recently served as the Assistant Principal of McCordsville Elementary School for the last three years. In her first year she helped to raise the school’s letter grade from a “D” to an “A,” and most recently was named a Four Star School by the Indiana Department of Education.

MVMS Earns Gold Star Recognition Gold Star Counseling award

The Indiana Department of Education has recently awarded Mt. Vernon Middle School (MVMS) with the Indiana Gold Star School Counseling Award. This award recognizes the effort that MVMS continuously makes to have a comprehensive, data-driven counseling program that aims to reach ALL students.

2018-2019 School Year School Board Scholars School Board Scholars

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation has recently named school board scholars from the 2018-2019 school year.

MV Staff Honored at End of the Year Breakfast Lauren Hedrick receives Make-a-Wish award

Mt. Vernon staff were honored at the End of the Year Breakfast with a number of awards and recognitions, including Teacher & Staff of the Year, Make-a-Wish Educator of the Year

Mr. Greg Elkins Named as Chief Financial Officer for MVCSC Mr. Greg Elkins

Mr. Greg Elkins has been named as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC), effective July 1, 2019. Mr. Elkins has been serving as the Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations for Blackford County Schools.

Class of 2019 Senior Parade Class of 2019 Senior Parade

The Senior Class of 2019 celebrated their graduation preparation by participating in the “Marauder Mile,” modeling to younger students that they too can achieve the ultimate accomplishment: graduation. Seniors had the opportunity to parade through all three Mt. Vernon elementary schools, as well as Mt. Vernon Middle School (MVMS). The seniors were greeted warmly by the students who lined the halls, giving them high-fives throughout their walk.

Dodd Named as Mt. Vernon High School Principal Mr. Casey Dodd

Mr. Casey Dodd has been named as the Mt. Vernon High School Principal and will begin his tenure on July 1, 2019. He has held a variety of leadership positions in all grade levels at Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation. Mr. Dodd most recently served the last two years as the Mt. Comfort Elementary Principal and the year as the district’s Title One Coordinator.

New Out-of-District Transfer Policy & Application Out of District Transfer Policy

Out-of-District Transfer Application Information:
2019-2020 School Year

Students who wish to transfer into Mt. Vernon Schools from another school district must complete an online application during the designated windows. This includes all students who are currently attending a Mt. Vernon school and are not residing within the school / district boundaries.

Watch MVHS Graduation Ceremony Live! Graduation

The graduation ceremony for Mt. Vernon High School’s (MVHS) Class of 2019 will take place on Friday, May 31st at 7:30 p.m. at the MVHS Hancock Health Stadium.

MVHS Earns ISSMA All-Music Award MVHS All-Music

The music department at Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) has recently been awarded with the coveted Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) All-Music Award for the 2018-2019 school year. MVHS is one of only 14 high schools in the state of Indiana to earn a Total Department Award in 2019.

High Reliability Schools Initiative High Reliability Schools Initative

We are asking ourselves the question: “As good as we are, what can we do to be even better?”  Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation has excellent programs for our students that are led by extremely dedicated staff.  In working to achieve our mission to engage, educate, and empower our students, we believe that a concerted effort to ensure that all students learn at high levels is our avenue to excellence!