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SchoolBoardScholars

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.

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As the 2023-2024 school year came to a close, MVCSC hosted an End-of-the-Year Celebration for Mt. Vernon staff and their achievements. The event took place at Mt. Vernon High School on Friday, May 24. There are many outstanding staff members at Mt. Vernon and several were recognized for their achievements, years of service and hard work.

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Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) celebrated three Unified Champions field days in May with preschool, elementary, middle and high school students participating in the fun. Unified Champions is a Special Olympics 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 provide an inclusive environment where every student participates regardless of athletic, intellectual, ambulatory, or functional abilities.

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Many students from the senior class of 2024 were recognized for their outstanding achievements at Senior Honor Night, which was sponsored by the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation. 

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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 2024. MVHS was named to the top 40% of the nation’s high schools and is now ranked 47th within Indiana and 15th in the Indianapolis metro area. The 2024 edition of Best High Schools includes a numerical ranking of nearly all public high schools nationwide – almost 18,000 of them. 

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The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation is pleased to share and congratulate the third cohort of MV Ambassadors on their graduation. The special group of community members learns behind-the-scenes information about Mt. Vernon operations and programming in eight meetings throughout the school year. MV Ambassadors are empowered with school knowledge about every department and become a resource for the community.

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As Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) students eagerly awaited outside with a sign to welcome students from Taipei Municipal Neihu Senior High School as they visited MVHS. The cultural exchange enabled the Taiwan and MVHS students to learn what education is like in the opposite country, improve their second language, and make new friends. The MVHS students in Mandarin classes were excited to welcome the 18 students and two administrators visiting the last week of April. 

 
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Congratulations to the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation Board of Trustees for receiving an Exemplary Governance Award from the Indiana School Board Association (ISBA). They received this award for 2023 at the Commendable level, which is granted to school boards that have a majority of board members with Commendable individual status. 

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Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation is proud to share this year’s district winners for Teacher of the Year (TOY), Mrs. Kelsey Rusk, First Grade Teacher at Fortville Elementary, and Staff of the Year (SOY), Mrs.Tonya Brown, Behavior Tech at Mt. Comfort Elementary! Both winners were recognized at the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation’s Black and Gold Gala in early April.

 
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Fortville Elementary was recently recognized by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) for their third-grade students achieving a 95% pass rate on the IREAD test. FES is one of 242 Indiana elementary schools and one out of only three Hancock County schools to receive this recognition. The IDOE recently held a celebration at the Indiana State House to recognize and congratulate the 242 schools for receiving the IREAD Literacy Honor.

 
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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.