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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. 

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.

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

MVCSC Receives Bayer Fund Grand Thanks to a Local Farmer

 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.

All Five MVCSC Schools Receive a Highly Effective Schools Accreditation

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.

Show Appreciation to an MV Staff Member - Send a "Because of You" Card

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!

 
MVEF Hosts Staff-Appreciation Event

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. 

MV Honors Heroes: Active Duty, Veterans, First Responders

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. 

Welcome Back-to-School!

MVCSC is preparing for a great year ahead with the start of the 2022-2023 school year for students beginning on Thursday, July 28! Here are some important noteworthy nuggets of information, as well as full back-to-school details. 

Students Charged for Meals 2022-2023

Federal waivers allowing all students to receive free school meals expire on June 30, 2022. Mt. Vernon will begin charging for all breakfasts, lunches and extras in the 2022-2023 school year. 

pltw

Fortville, McCordsville, Mt. Comfort Elementary and Mt. Vernon Middle School have been recognized as Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished Schools for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Launch. These three elementary schools are three of just 134 schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S.

MV Ambassador App is Open! Join the Ambassador Program

The application to join the 2022-2023 Mt. Vernon Ambassador program is now open! This special group of community members will learn behind-the-scenes information about MVCSC and become empowered with school knowledge about every department. This is the third year of the MV Ambassador program and the cohort is targeted to include approximately 25 community members. Any parent, business member, resident, or anyone can become an Ambassador; you don’t have to have children attending MV to be an Ambassador.

FES & MES Celebrated "Kindy 500"

Fortville Elementary School (FES), McCordsville Elementary School (MES) and Mt. Comfort Elementary (MCE) recently celebrated the month of racing by hosting "Kindy 500." Kindergarteners decorated a cardboard box as a race car, paraded through their school and completed a lap in front of an audience of parents.