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Education

  • Mount Vernon, North Posey named ‘A’ school districts by state

    The MSD of Mount Vernon was one of only 23 school corporations in the state to receive an “A” rating for the 2015-2016 school year, according to district grades released by the Indiana Board of Education on Jan. 11.

    All elementary schools in the district earned an A and the junior high received a B rating. The high school received an 89.4 rating, which school officials are currently appealing for an A.

    The MSD of North Posey was also named an A school district this year.

  • Fifty North Posey students travel to inauguration

    History teacher Brandon Barrett began planning a trip for 50 North Posey High School students to attend Friday’s Presidential Inauguration a full year before the actual event.

    A year ago, the Republican debates still had eight steady contenders and college campuses were still tagged with ample numbers of Bernie Sanders stickers.  A year ago, nominations were still just speculations, and it was far too early to guess who would win it all in the end.

    For Barrett, it didn’t matter who won.

  • Basketball coach replaces junior high asst. principal

    Marc Hostetter has replaced Jarod Shockley as Mount Vernon Junior High School’s Assistant Principal.

    Shockley resigned as assistant principal in order to take over the newly created position of Mount Vernon Web Master. In this new role, Shockley will be responsible for managing the school’s website and social media accounts.

  • School board adopts bids, chooses United Fidelity for financial services

    The Mount Vernon School Board met Dec. 19, where they discussed bids for upcoming construction projects and acknowledged the departure of two board members.


    High school entrance construction project

    Bids for the upcoming high school entrance renovation were announced at the meeting. Evansville-based Danco Construction was awarded the project in the amount of $266,500. Construction is set to begin as soon as school gets out for the summer and should be complete before classes resume in the fall.

  • High school entrance to be remodeled over summer

    A renovation project is set to begin this summer to help increase security measures at Mount Vernon Senior High School.
    MSD of Mount Vernon is accepting construction bids for a remodeling project that will redesign the building in such a way that visitors will have to pass through the office before they can enter the rest of the school.

  • North Posey assistant principal receives award

    Erin Koester always wanted to teach at the place that taught her.

    That’s why she returned to North Posey High School when an English teaching position opened up in 2006. After some encouragement from her principal, Koester went back to school and became North Posey’s assistant principal five years ago.

    “We wanted to create an administration that would be here for the students, a committed group we can build on,” Koester said. “I’ve been so happy to be a part of that.”

  • North Posey receives $30,000 technology grant

    The MSD of North Posey received a $30,000 technology education grant from the state last week that will help assess the needs of teachers and students in the district.

    Angela Wannemuehler, Assistant Superintendent of the MSD of North Posey County, said the grant is extremely beneficial to small, rural school districts like North Posey.

  •  Mount Vernon Marching Band grows larger and stronger

     

     

    Parents and teachers like to joke that Joe Stone, 24, doesn’t look much older than the high school marching band students he instructs.

  • Mount Vernon School Board holds public hearing

    The Mount Vernon School Board held a public hearing Oct. 17 and approved an $18 million project resolution.
    The resolution is for a massive energy efficiency renovation project that will take place at every school in the district over the summer of 2018 and 2019.

    The project will focus on replacing equipment and facilities - such as boilers, chillers and windows – that are outdated or inefficient.

  • Posey parent voices concern about bully reports

    A patron expressed concerns about how bullying is reported at district schools at a North Posey a school board meeting Oct. 11.

    Julie Mitchell, a parent with children at the junior and senior high schools, inquired about how students can report bullying anonymously.

    “I think there’s maybe a lot of things that are going unreported because kids are afraid to say something,” Mitchell said. “They would like to see an easier and more anonymous way to report these incidents.”