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One thousand students visit IUPUI for "Walk into My Future" Hancock County Promise at IUPUI

One youngster wants to be a swimming teacher. Another is undecided. And one little girl, in kindergarten at J.B. Stephens Elementary School in Greenfield, told counselor Christy Harpold she wants to be a T-Rex.

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.

Students Swim with ‘Sharks’ in Business-Themed Event FES Shark Tank

As part of their capstone project, fourth graders at Fortville Elementary School got to pitch business ideas to sharks in a take on the popular TV show “Shark Tank.”

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. 

Camp Invention- Sign Up Today! Camp Invention Banner

Invent the future today! Join the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) at Camp Invention this summer for a program where students use their creativity to invent and design futuristic robots and much more! It will be held at Fortville Elementary School on June 11-15 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $225 for children entering grades K-6. Click HERE to register or call 800-968-4332.

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.”

FES Talent Show Tryouts, April 26th! Talent Show Form Image

The Fortville Elementary School Talent Show is right around the corner! It's time to polish off your most astounding talents and show us what you've got. We look forward to being dazzled!

Seeking Kindergarten Parents to Receive Funds After Opening 529 Savings Accounts Hancock County Promise Logo

College may seem far away to kindergarteners, but Hancock County is bringing post-secondary education and careers front of mind for kindergarteners and their families through a collaborative effort called “The Promise.” The “Hancock County Promise” program makes educational savings a reality by helping families to start a CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings account through their school.  Current kindergarteners and those enrolling in kindergarten in the fall are eligible now to sign up for the “Hancock County Promise” and receive free funds that support their post-secondary education.  Parents/guardians can sign up at www.HancockCountyPromise.org.

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.

Celebrating Our Hardworking Kids at FES ISTEP Video Screenshot

Join us in celebrating the end of ISTEP for the 3rd, 4th & 5th graders!

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed! Book Fair

Please consider signing up to help with our upcoming Scholatic Book Fair! This is a fun event for our students and we are looking forward to having help from our families and community members! 

CLICK HERE to view openings and sign up!

 

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.

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.

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 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.

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. 

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

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.  

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.