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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.

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.

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.  

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.  

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

 

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. 

Author Helen Frost Visits MVMS Author Helen Frost at MVMS

On Friday, April 27, author Helen Frost came to the Mt. Vernon Middle School (MVMS) to discuss her poem Hidden as a way to celebrate National Poetry Month.

Back to School Supplies- Orders are Now Being Accepted 1st Day School Supplies Banner

The MVMS PTO has partnered with 1st Day School Supplies to help you get the exact supplies your student needs for the 2018 - 19 school year. Save yourself the aggravation of fighting the crowds by shopping from the comfort of home. 

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.

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 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.

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!

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.

MVMS Donates $1500 to Wounded Warriors with Josh Bleill Wounded Warrior Check Presentation

Mt. Vernon Middle School (MVMS) students received a motivational and fun afternoon as they prepared for the ISTEP test to take place.  The afternoon consisted of an inspirational speaker, Josh Bleill, a $1,500 check presentation to the Wounded Warriors, followed by an ISTEP pep rally with raffle giveaways and teacher vs. student games.

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. 

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!”  

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.

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.

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!

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. 

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. 

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.

MV Lego Robotics Team Heads to State Tournament MV Lego Robotics Team

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is an inspiring initiative that is growing at the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) with a new robotics team.  This elementary and middle school robotics team recently competed in a regional competition and won first place, which enters them in the state tournament in Fort Wayne.