Mt. Vernon appreciates those who have served! The three Mt. Vernon elementary schools and the middle school held convocations which emphasized the sacrifices made by the veterans. The convocations included student-led patriotic songs, speeches, poems, decorations, and parades. Veterans in attendance greatly appreciated the well-deserved recognition.
MVCSC recently hosted local realtors and builders in the community at an engaging breakfast where they learned more information about Mt. Vernon. Attendees also enjoyed student entertainment, played a game and trivia, won prizes, listened to a presentation from Dr. Parker and also heard from the Cumberland and McCordsville Town Managers. Mt. Vernon resources were also shared with realtors in an effort to help sell listings.
Mt. Vernon High School senior, Amelia Smith, is giving back to her community in a very unique way. What started as a need to do something with the abundance of little makeup bags collected each month from a subscription service, quickly became a way to assist women in need. Amelia decided to fill the bags with feminine products, makeup and toiletries and deliver them to shelters in various surrounding counties: Marion, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, and Madison. With the help from her church, local shelters and her younger sister Calista, Amelia has been able to spread care all throughout central Indiana, while also learning a lot about the process of outreach for those needing shelters.
Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) students were encouraged to dream about their futures and were recently exposed to a variety of careers that align with academic pathways at MVHS. The one-day career exposure event, sponsored by the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation, offered a career exploration assembly to freshmen in the morning while sophomores and juniors were taking the PSAT. During this assembly, guest speakers from various career pathways shared detailed information about their jobs. In the afternoon, after students finished PSAT testing, all students attended a college and career fair where they were able to learn that it is never too early to start preparing for their futures.
Mr. Bernie Campbell has been named as the Mt. Vernon High School Interim Principal and will return to Mt. Vernon on September 30, 2022. He began his 32-year education career in 1984 at Mt. Vernon High School as a Business Education teacher and eventually became principal until he retired in 2016
The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, a Bayer Fund program, partners with farmers to provide grants to local nonprofits and schools to help their communities. Through the program, farmers enroll for the chance to direct a $5,000 donation to a local eligible nonprofit organization or school of their choice. Local farmer, Bob Cook, recently directed a $5,000 Bayer Fund America's Farmers Grow Communities donation to the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) and was recognized at a summer Board of Trustees meeting. The funds will be directed to Mt. Vernon High School programming.
For the second year in a row, all five schools in the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation have earned a Highly Effective Schools Accreditation from Solution Tree. This accreditation is a significant achievement that reflects all five schools’ commitment to reaching and maintaining the highest levels of educational quality. Mt. Vernon High School, Mt. Vernon Middle School, Fortville Elementary School, McCordsville Elementary School, and Mt. Comfort Elementary School earned this accreditation by maintaining and growing identified areas having the biggest impact on student learning and growth. These areas are directly aligned to the Professional Learning Communities at work® (PLC) process and the High Reliability Schools framework.
Express your appreciation to a Mt. Vernon employee by sending a “Because of You…” card now! Anyone can share a kind message to a bus driver, teacher, cafeteria worker, instructional assistant, custodian, or any staff member. The Mt. Vernon employees being recognized will receive a “Because of You…” postcard (for free) with your personalized message, from you! Click the link below to fill out the simple form!
The Mt. Vernon Education Foundation sponsored a free staff appreciation event for all MVCSC staff, which took place on September 12th at the Indianapolis Regional Airport hangar in Mt. Comfort. This free event worked as an opportunity to thank all of our hard-working staff members and to welcome new staff.
Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation was pleased to host a free breakfast event to commemorate the Anniversary of September 11, 2001. The hour together honored and thanked veterans, first responders, active military, and their families throughout our community. Our local heroes came together in Mt. Vernon High School’s cafeteria to solemnly remember the events of 9/11.
Mt. Vernon students Aaron Albright of Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) and Brody Daniel of Fortville Elementary School (FES) recently competed in the ATA World Taekwondo Championships in Phoenix, Arizona. Nine year-old Brody Daniel competed in three events, as did 15 year-old Aaron Albright of MVHS. Being an international competition, Brody and Aaron both had to step out of their comfort zones and face equally skilled opponents from all over the world.
Fortville Elementary third grader, Doran Bennett, recently ventured to Sacramento, California where he competed in the 2022 Track & Field Junior Olympics. He advanced through regionals and competed in three events at the national level which included the 400m, 200m, and long jump.
Mt. Vernon High School is growing stronger by supporting the community with their student-based projects. Last school year, students began a project to build a raised bed garden that would serve the community by supplying fresh produce. This initiative was started by Mt. Vernon High School’s JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) program and the Community Service Club. These groups led a project that grew approximately 150 pounds of produce, including bell peppers, zucchini, squash, cucumbers and a variety of tomatoes that supported the local Fortville Christian Church’s food pantry. This garden is still under development with future plans to improve and expand the types of produce.
MVCSC is preparing for a great year ahead with the start of the 2022-2023 school year for students beginning on Thursday, July 28! Here are some important noteworthy nuggets of information, as well as full back-to-school details.
Federal waivers allowing all students to receive free school meals expire on June 30, 2022. Mt. Vernon will begin charging for all breakfasts, lunches and extras in the 2022-2023 school year.