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District News

Join Us For MV Community Champions - 8/27/19 & 1/21/20 MV Community Champions

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

Join Us! -"Rise Above It" Mental Health Wksp- 9/11 Rise Above It Flyer

On Wednesday, September 11, Mt. Vernon High School will be hosting a free interactive mental health workshop, sponsored by Healthy 365, designed for any adults and students (13+ years old) in Hancock County. The workshop is dedicated to teaching students and adults how to cope with life’s challenges and stress. Attendees will hear from knowledgeable presenters around the community who will be speaking on a variety of mental health topics. Come at 4:30 p.m. to visit the 45+ vendor tables and have some complimentary snacks, catered by Hancock Health.

Join the MVEF at TopGolf for "Chip in Fore Kids" "Chip in Fore Kids"

On Sunday, September 15th, the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF) will be presenting the 2019 Joel Young Memorial Chip in Fore Kids Golf Outing at TopGolf in Fishers, IN. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m.; Tournament will begin at 2 p.m. and awards will follow immediately after at 5 p.m. 

Maitlyn Griner Selected as Indiana's D.A.R.E. Youth Advocate Maitlyn Griner

Mt. Vernon High School sophomore, Maitlyn Griner, was recently selected to represent the state of Indiana as the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Youth Advocate.  D.A.R.E. is a program that is dedicated to teaching children about the dangers of substance abuse, violence, and other potentially harmful behaviors. Maitlyn will hold this position until she graduates in May 2022.

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.

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.

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.

MVHS Class of 2019 Graduation MVHS Class of 2019 Graduation

The Class of 2019's graduation was a great success with the graduates, speeches, performances and weather. There were approximately 298 students who walked across the stage to receive their diploma. The graduates seemed ready to move on to their bright futures, prepared with one of the finest academic preparations in the state. (See the photo gallery HERE).

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 Annual Senior Work Day MVHS Senior Work Day

Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) seniors set out to give back to Mt. Vernon on senior work day. Seniors who participated in the event worked from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., and went to several different locations to perform various service duties. Their day of service was followed by a cookout with the administration team at the track. After lunch, they picked up their cap & gown in preparation for graduation next week.

MES Hosts Living History Museum MES living history museum

McCordsville Elementary School (MES) fourth grade students recently participated in their annual Living History Museum event. Each student was assigned a famous American from Indiana who they researched and personified for an afternoon. Students created a poster, dressed up as the character and prepared a brief speech that was automated when their “button” was pressed.

MVHS Hosts Annual Career Fair MVHS Career Fair

Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) hosted its annual career fair on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019.

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.

MES Students Make a Guinness World Record Attempt MES God's Eye

McCordsville Elementary School (MES) art teacher, Mr. Terry Trowbridge, recently put forth a daring effort to break the world record for largest god’s eye, as found in the Guinness World Records. A god’s eye is a object made by weaving yarn around an “x” made with two wooden sticks. Mr. Trowbridge led his fifth grade class in the quest, and they will hear the results of their feat in the fall of 2019.

Class of 2019 Senior Honor Night Senior Honor Night

Many students from the senior class of 2019 attended the Senior Honor Night to be recognized for their outstanding achievements. As the seniors entered the stage, students’ names were announced with the college or university they plan to attend next year, as well as their intended course of study. The ceremony began with opening remarks from the Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) Principal, Mr. Greg Roach and the Director of the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF), Mrs. Renee Oldham. The MVEF sponsored the event as well as a reception for students and their families to celebrate after the awards ceremony. 

MVCSC Unified Champions Field Day MVCSC Unified Champions

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) celebrated two days of Unified Champions field days in May. Unified Champions is a program that engages schools in creating climates of inclusion, acceptance, respect and human dignity for ALL students. Students with and without disabilities competed on the same teams to keep an inclusive environment where every student participates regardless of athletic, intellectual, ambulatory or functional abilities

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!

Mr. Chris Smedley Named as Assistant Superintendent of MVCSC Mr. Chris Smedley

Mr. Chris Smedley has been named as the Assistant Superintendent for the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC), effective July 1, 2019. Mr. Smedley has been serving as MVCSC’s Chief Financial Officer since September 2017. In addition, he recently served as one of the Interim Co-Superintendents for MVCSC from June through December 2018.

Benefits of Yoga in Schools Benefits of Yoga in Schools

As Jo-Anne Beitel led the Fortville Elementary School students through yoga poses and breathing prompts, she encouraged them to notice how they felt and thanked them for their mindfulness.

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.