• Alert:

    Gov. Holcomb has mandated all schools remain closed through May 1. MVCSC will have eLearning Days on Tuesdays & Thursdays during this time. See the MVCSC coronavirus webpage for details.

Close alert

Fortville Elementary School News

RSS feed icon
Coronavirus Information/Schedule from MVCSC MVCSC Coronavirus Cover Image Stay Healthy

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) holds our student and staff health and safety as our number one priority. The Greenfield Daily Reporter newspaper has reported a jail employee in Hancock County has been diagnosed with the coronavirus (COVID-19). There are currently no cases of COVID-19 in any MVCSC school.

Kindergarten Registration - Dates To Be Determined Mrs. Nichols & Kdg Class

It's time for Kindergarten registration! Visit ANY of the three elementary schools on the scheduled dates. 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. 

Out-of-District / Transfer Application Out of District Transfer App

Out-of-District Transfer Application Information:
2020-2021 School Year

Students who live out-of-district and wish to transfer into Mt. Vernon Schools must complete an online application during the designated windows. All students who are currently attending a Mt. Vernon school and do not live within the school district boundaries are required to submit an application.

Parent/Guardian Town Hall Virtual Meetings - April 2020 Delayed Start / Early Release image

Due to the current mandate from the governor to close schools and stay-at-home, MVCSC will be offering our Town Hall Meetings virtually to discuss the Delayed Start/Early Release proposed change for the 2020-2021 school year.

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: 

5th Graders Learn to Stop the Spread of Germs MCE Student washes hands

In an effort to teach students the best ways to stay healthy, the elementary STEM teachers have provided engaging programs to teach students how easily germs are spread and what students can do to mitigate the transmission. This lesson actually started prior to the current coronavirus pandemic, and proved to provide students with valuable knowledge on how a virus can spread. Mt. Comfort Elementary (MCE) STEM Teacher, Amy Lovell, Fortville Elementary School (FES) STEM Teacher, Kathy Tingwald, and McCordsville Elementary School (MES) STEM teacher, Fred Bays, have been teaching their students about the different ways that germs can spread around their schools.

FES and MCE host Invention Convention Invention Convention

Engaging STEM activities are inspiring creative inventions at a few Mt. Vernon elementary schools! Fortville Elementary School (FES) third grade teachers hosted an Invention Convention on Friday, March 6, and Mt. Comfort Elementary (MCE) also hosted an Invention Convention just before Spring Break.  Each third grader was tasked to invent a device using simple machines that would be useful in everyday life. Some of the simple machines they could include are: a lever, pulley, wheel and axle, inclined plane, or a screw. Students then presented their final invention to their class.  

MVCSC Receives $50,000 Digital Learning Grant MES Students

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) was recently awarded a $50,000 Digital Learning Grant, written by MVCSC’s Curriculum Integration Coordinator, Misty Hall.  The grant money will be dedicated towards three primary areas: instruction and learning, leadership and staff development, and college and career ready initiatives.  

MV's Staying Strong in STEM and Robotics Robotics Teams

As a K-12 STEM-Certified district, the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) has continually implemented science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) into the schools’ curriculum.  The MVCSC teachers find creative ways to engage the students by teaching various lessons and hands-on activities to incorporate STEM in the classroom. 

Tyler Ralstin Raises Nearly $3,000 for Make-A-Wish Ralston in sand w/Wish Kid verbiage

Fortville Elementary student Tyler Ralstin lives the motto of giving back to others. As a child who battled a very difficult journey of conquering Leukemia and also a recipient of a Make-a-Wish, Tyler has taken the initiative to raise funds to be able to fund another child’s Make-a-Wish. 

MV Rocks Black History Month Black History Month

Mt. Vernon Middle School celebrated Black History Month with an annual live concert for eighth graders that featured a variety of genres including jazz, blues, rock, R&B, and contemporary/pop. The upbeat and engaging band played music written or performed by famous African-American artists. The band included Principal Benjamin Williams as the drummer/vocalist and Superintendent Dr. Parker made a guest appearance as a saxophonist. The concert is always a big hit with the students.

New Activate Clinic Hours for MV Employees Mrs. Andrea Mayfield

Beginning March 9, the Activate Employee Clinic will be adding more before and after school hours. Mrs. Andrea Mayfield, FNP-C, will return on March 9 and the Activate Employee Clinic's hours will be changed to:

Delayed Start Wednesday Presentation to School Board Principals Report to MVCSC Board

At the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) School Board meeting on January 27, all five MVCSC principals presented a report that included data on the impact of Delayed Start Wednesdays at their schools. 

Thanks to our MV Community Champions! MV Community Champions

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is appreciative of the over 240 community members that came out on 1/21 to share their views as MV Community Champions. Attendees shared their thoughts on the multiple options of growth possibilities, including how grade configurations are assigned in our schools. 

MVCSC Holds Legislative Breakfast Legislative Breakfast

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) recently hosted a very productive legislative breakfast with Speaker Brian Bosma, Senator Michael Crider, and Representative Bob Cherry. MVCSC’s board members, administration, and many representatives from public schools enjoyed breakfast while engaging with our local legislators. School districts in attendance also included Eastern Hancock, Greenfield, Southern Hancock, as well as representatives from South Madison, Shelby Eastern, and Warren Township Schools.

MVCSC School Bus Safety Bus Stop Arm

Bus stop violations are serious offenses that endanger the lives of children everywhere. Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) wants to put an end to the stop arm violations by encouraging parents, community members, and student drivers to pay attention and always stop when a bus stop arm is out.

FES 4th Grade Students Create a Gingerbread Town of Fortville Gingerbread Town of Fortville

The Fortville Elementary School (FES) fourth grade students utilized a number of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) applications to create a gingerbread replica of the Town of Fortville.  Students were placed into groups and assigned a business to research and create. All buildings were then connected to create a delicious replica of Main Street.  

FES Student Heads to Drive, Chip, & Putt Nationals Ressie Lemmon

Ressie Lemmon, a third grader at Fortville Elementary School, has just recently advanced to the ages seven through nine Drive, Chip, and Putt (DCP) National Finals at Augusta. Ressie scored 93 points at the Regional Qualifier at Oakland Hills to advance her to the Nationals. 

April 9 "Traveling Talks" Cancelled 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 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 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.

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.

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.

FES & MES Celebrated "Kindy 500" 2019 Kindy 500

McCordsville Elementary School (MES) and Fortville Elementary School (FES) recently celebrated the month of racing by hosting "Kindy 500." This event has also been called the “Cutest Spectacle in Racing.” Kindergarteners decorated a cardboard box as a race car, paraded through their school and completed a lap in front of an audience of parents. The former Indy 500 broadcaster, Paul Page, was in attendance to announce the race at MES. The festivities ended with medals, milk, and lots of smiles.

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.