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Small Smiles Club

The Small Smiles Club at Mt. Vernon High School has been spreading joy to students and staff alike, ever since it was created during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The club was created by junior, Abbey Maple, with the purpose of performing small acts of kindness at Mt. Vernon High School that positively impacts people’s lives.

Support MV Through Indiana Pacers Ticket Fundraiser until Feb. 13

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.​​​​​​

Teacher of the Year & Staff of the Year Building Winners are Announced

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.

FES Students Create Gingerbread Replica of Fortville

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. 

8th Graders Participate in "Walk on Water" Experiment

The annual eighth grade “Walk on Water” event recently took place at the Mt. Vernon Middle School pool where students’ critical thinking skills were challenged to a new degree. They were tasked to build a piloted device that travels the length of the pool with one team member navigating on the float.

"Band of Marauders" Marches in Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade

Over Thanksgiving Break, around 60 students from the Mt. Vernon High School Band of Marauders traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to perform in the ABC Dunkin' Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Band of Marauders decided to take advantage of the proximity to New York City and top off their trip with additional memorable experiences in The Big Apple. This trip was a well-deserved vacation after over 300 hours rehearsing in their nearly six-month long marching band season. Several of the students’ families were able to join the students on this eventful trip. 

FGP 2022 update

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. 

Lilly Finalists 2022

Mt. Vernon High School seniors Lillianna Fronek and Ella Hubbell were selected as finalists for the Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF) annual Lilly Endowment scholarship, where each year, two seniors are selected from each of the four Hancock County high schools. Out of these eight seniors, two lucky students were chosen to receive the scholarship that pays for all four years of their college tuition. 

 
MV Schools Hold Veterans Day Events

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.

MV Hosts "Realtors Breakfast" Event

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.

Giving Back - MVHS Student Donates to Women in Need

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.

MVHS Holds Career Exploration Day for Students

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.

IDOE Attract Prepare Retain Grant image

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) yesterday announced recipients of $10.6 million in funding, which will aid Indiana’s schools and community partners in supporting local initiatives to attract and retain educators in school buildings across the state.

Mr. Bernie Campbell is Named Interim Principal of Mt. Vernon High School

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