Students learning Mandarin at Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) have developed new friendships with students from high schools in Taipei, Taiwan, thanks to the class pen pal project. Being the eighth school year of students writing letters, there is hope this year to meet several of their Taiwan friends when they visit the US this spring.
Mrs. Haley Frischkorn, MVCSC English Language Coordinator, is one of three fortunate teachers in Hancock County to be selected for the Lilly Endowment Inc. Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program. This fellowship program provides a select few Indiana teachers up to $15,000 allowing them to explore new opportunities that will inspire them and help in their teaching career. The grant is to fund teachers a renewal project to be renewed in their students’ education and experiences in the classroom through their teaching. Frischkorn plans to visit notable sites in New Zealand with her family to see their imaginations come to life. She has titled this plan, “There and Back Again: A Teacher’s Tale- Reignite the imagination by journeying through Middle Earth.”
Kyla has been so successful in doing the hard work of Health Science classes over the past two years that she’s earned direct admission to the University of Cincinnati’s highly regarded nursing program, where she will enroll next fall. Kyla credits her achievement to Mt. Vernon’s rigorous, hands-on Health Science program, along with inspiring examples from her own family.
As the Mt. Vernon community continues to grow at a steady pace, so does the number of English as a New Language (ENL) learners in the schools. The ENL program at the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) supports the emergent bilingual population. The program’s goal is to ensure that students receive supplemental linguistic support during their academic journey as they learn the English language. Recently, MVCSC ENL teachers have expanded their efforts through a grant that enables them to teach the English language to adults in the community.
All students who live out-of-district and are interested in attending or are currently attending a Mt. Vernon school are also required to submit an application during either of these selected windows to attend a Mt. Vernon school during the 2024-2025 school year. If you live in any MVCSC enrollment area, you do NOT need to complete this application.
The Mt. Vernon High School Essential Skills Department supports students by teaching them hands-on skills learned at school and throughout various companies in the Mt. Vernon community. The goal is to help prepare these students with job skills for success in their futures. In class, the teachers will work with students up to age 22 throughout the school year to help determine the skills, interests, and preferences of the students and connect possible careers.
Superintendent Dr. Jack Parker has scheduled three “Traveling Talks” throughout the Mt. Vernon community in 2024. 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.
How many schools give their students a challenge to defy gravity and walk on water? At Mt. Vernon Middle School (MVMS), the eighth-grade science teachers challenge their students’ critical thinking skills by tasking them to build a piloted device that travels the length of the pool with one team member navigating the float. This is the 18th year of this immersive project at MVMS.
Embarking on the flight path to their future, Mt. Vernon High School seniors Maria Downs and Tyler Black are soaring through an aviation operations course exposing them to a variety of related careers.
Mt. Vernon High School seniors Mya Adams and Misha Patel were selected as finalists for the Community Foundation of Hancock County’s (CFHC) annual Lilly Endowment scholarship. Each year, two seniors are selected from each of the four Hancock County high schools for this prestigious selection. Out of these eight seniors, two lucky students are chosen to receive the scholarship that pays for all four years of their college tuition in Indiana.
Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation is proud to announce that Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) has been ranked one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best High Schools” for 2023. MVHS was named to the top 40% of the nation’s high schools and is now ranked 47th within Indiana and 16th in the Indianapolis metro area. The 2023 edition of Best High Schools includes a numerical ranking of nearly all public high schools nationwide – almost 18,000 of them
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 learning 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 driving permanent, positive, and significant impacts on student achievement.
Ms. Yi-Fan Lin, a Mandarin teacher at Mt. Vernon High School, is one of two fortunate teachers in Hancock County to be awarded a Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Grant. This fellowship program provides a select few Indiana teachers up to $12,000 allowing them to explore new opportunities that will inspire them and help in their teaching career. Ms. Lin plans to travel to various Chinatowns across the United States to help her deeper understand her heritage as an Asian American and share her findings with students.