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Education

  • Important info for 2017-18 School Year

    ***IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS FOR THE UPCOMING 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR**

    MSD OF MT. VERNON
    NEWS RELEASE
    OPENING OF SCHOOL 2017-18

    Offices at the high school and junior high open July 26, and the elementary school offices will be open starting August 1, 2017. Office hours until school resumes are from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Specific questions should be directed to the appropriate school principal’s office.

  • Using tech to teach: Kissinger named newest eLearning Coach for district

    An eLearning Coach may sound like an unusual job title. But for educators at the MSD of Mount Vernon, roles like these are becoming more essential than ever.

    At the July 5 school board meeting, sixth grade language arts teacher Julie Kissinger was officially approved as an eLearning Coach for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. She and fellow coach, Pam O’Risky, will help assist teachers district-wide by training them on new software programs and showing them ways to integrate that technology into daily lesson plans.

  • School board approves 2017-18 lunch, book prices

    Mount Vernon parents can expect to see school lunch prices remain the same with a slight increase to the price of textbooks when students return this fall.

    The MSD of Mount Vernon school board approved several items concerning textbook and school lunch prices at its June 19 meeting.

  • PC schools receive Four Star award

    The Indiana Department of Education has announced a second round of Four Star school awards this month, and three Posey County Catholic schools claimed spots in the two rounds of announcements.

    The complete list of Four Star schools in the county includes St. Wendel School in St. Wendel, St. Matthew School in Mount Vernon and St. Philip School in Posey County.

    They made up three of the 13 schools in the Evansville Dioceses to receive the distinction. That is half of all the schools within that diocese.

  • Club receives donation for upcoming trip

    Students in Mount Vernon Junior High’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) group received a $2,000 contribution for their upcoming national trip thanks to local logistics company, WSI. FCCLA is a national volunteer-based student group that established a local chapter at Mount Vernon Junior High in August.

    During its first year, advisor and teacher Tammy Schneider worked to strengthen the new group and increase its presence in the community.

  • High school undergoes administrative changes

    After 15 years as Mount Vernon High School’s top administrator, Tom Russell will serve his final day as a Wildcat next week.

    For Russell, the final two-week push of exams and ceremonies arrive with a sense of finality this year.

    He is leaving after a lengthy career as both an educator and administrator. He is a Mount Vernon graduate, and served as an industrial arts instructor for many years.

  • MSD moves forward with $18M project

    The MSD of Mount Vernon is moving forward with an upcoming $18 million project after the school board approved several financial resolutions April 20.

    Known as the Guaranteed Energy Savings Project, the far-reaching renovation plan will upgrade items like boilers, chillers, windows and HVAC units all across the district. Many of these items are long past their recommended retirement age, and are costing the district money in higher energy costs.

  • Annual performance report shows increase in Mount Vernon graduation rate

     

    Graduation is up and enrollment is down across the Mount Vernon school district, according to an annual report issued by the Indiana Department of Education last week.

    The 2016 School Corporation Annual Performance Report uses data provided by IDOE and local districts to establish how well school corporations are educating students and preparing them for the future.

    Key findings in the report include:

    The high school graduation rate is now at 97 percent, a 7 percent increase from the previous school year.

  • North Posey High School to receive $609,000 renovation

    The MSD of North Posey approved a $609,100 construction bid
    for upcoming summer renovations to the high school weight room and wrestling room.

    The school district received five acceptable bids for the work before awarding the project to a company called Empire. The school board also approved spending of up to $75,000 on updated cardio and weight equipment in the nearby weight room.

  • Mount Vernon receives grant for guidance counselors

    High school guidance counselors wear many hats. Helping kids get ready for graduation and college, preparing transcripts and providing emotional support to students are just some of their many job responsibilities.

    Yet, school counselors are often beleaguered with large caseloads, which limits their ability to help students. According to the National Association of College Admission Counseling, Indiana has one of the top six highest student-to-counselor ratios in the country, averaging one counselor for every 620 students.