The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation has partnered with the Indiana Pacers to participate in a school FUNdraiser. Students are selling tickets to four select Pacers games to help raise money for their school. The community can purchase tickets to any of our four specific games, and March 9 will be Mt. Vernon’s special night where we will be recognized and have a check presentation on the court. To purchase tickets and name the MV school you want to support, visit pacersgroups.com/rockets. THE DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH.
Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation is proud to share this year’s building winners of Teacher of the Year (TOY), and Staff of the Year (SOY)! This year's building TOY winners included the following: Jill Chastain - Fortville Elementary School (FES), Kayla Negley - McCordsville Elementary (MES), Liz Moan - Mt. Comfort Elementary (MCE), Karen Riesterer - Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS), Courtney Stroup - Mt. Vernon Middle School (MVMS) and Dana Hochstedler (Admin/multiple buildings). SOY winners included the following: Dawn Teschendorf (FES), Emily Snider (MES), Wendy Mayo (MCE), Jennifer Hohnbaum (MVHS), Julie Wilson (MVMS) and Lisa Heitman (Admin). Special thanks to the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation for sponsoring Mt. Vernon’s TOY and SOY.
The Fortville Elementary School (FES) fourth grade students utilized a number of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) applications to create a Town of Fortville gingerbread replica. Students were placed into small groups and assigned a business to research, prepare a report and create a gingerbread visual. All buildings were then connected to create a delicious replica of Main Street along with various parks and Mt. Vernon schools in Fortville.
The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Fortville Elementary School (FES) and the Transportation Building was held on November 30 and began with a welcome from Superintendent Dr. Jack Parker.
Superintendent Dr. Jack Parker shared an enrollment update at the recent MVCSC Board of Trustees meeting. A few key points include that our enrollment has had a little slower growth than predicted in the 2019 demographer's report. There are likely a number of reasons for the slower growth which could include the impact of a pandemic, the supply of building materials available to builders, inflation and potentially many more.
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.
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.