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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.  

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MVCSC is excited to announce the grand opening of MVCSC’s new Transportation Center! The community is invited to attend the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, April 18 at 9:00 a.m. 

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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.

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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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Mt. Vernon Community Schools extends a heartfelt invitation for your company or personal participation in the inaugural Heroes for Health 5K Fun Run/Walk or 1-mile run. This pivotal event is set for April 27, 2024,at 9AM on the scenic grounds of the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation’s main campus in Fortville. The goal is to cultivate a sense of community wellness, support, and resilience through this engaging event

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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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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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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.

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The 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: Fortville Elementary - Kelsey Rusk, McCordsville Elementary - Abby Kern, Mt. Comfort Elementary - Liz Jenkins, Mt. Vernon High School - Laura Hannah, Mt. Vernon Middle School - Michelle Dunahee, Administration Building - Krista Weber. SOY winners included the following: Fortville Elementary - Beth Thomas, McCordsville Elementary - Trudy Cole, Mt. Comfort Elementary - Tonya Brown, Mt. Vernon High School - Kelly Fleming, Mt. Vernon Middle School - Cathay Womack, Administration Building - Tori Wisker. Special thanks to the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF) for sponsoring Mt. Vernon’s TOY and SOY awards.

Welcome Britt to Board

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce Meghan Britt’s appointment to fill the vacant board seat amidst a highly competitive applicant pool. Britt will fill the remainder of Tony May’s term, extending through the 2024 calendar year.

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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.