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Education

  • Posey County schools ace the ISTEP

    By Pam Robinson

  • Board recognizes bus driver, handles regular business

    Horace “Buddy” Greathouse was honored again for 50 years of dedicated service as a bus driver for the MSD of Mount Vernon. This time, the Mount Vernon School board presented him with a plaque, “a school board salute,” and heartfelt good wishes for a much-deserved retirement at the Monday, June 2, meeting.

  • North Posey corporation gets $15,000 school safety grant

    The North Posey school corporation is among more than 250 recipients of more than $9 million in grants recently.
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence today announced those who will be awarded through the Secured School Safety Grant Program. The Indiana Secured School Safety Board approved the grants.
    North Posey was awarded $15,500 to employ an SRO and to purchase equipment.

  • 100 percent of St. Wendel students pass ISTEP in English, LA, math

    Principal Hallie Denstorff has a contagious enthusiasm for her St. Wendel Catholic School. In her first year as principal, Denstorff has celebrated remarkable achievements with her staff and students. Awarded an “A” grade from the Indiana Department of Education, St. Wendel is one of only five schools in Posey County to have received the state’s prestigious Four-Star school designation this year—for the second year in a row.

     

  • School board celebrates graduates and new hires

     The Mount Vernon School Board wished MVHS students good luck on their finals this week at the Monday night board meeting. Graduation ceremonies are on schedule for this coming Friday at 7 p.m. Board members are as excited as this year’s graduating seniors about the festivities.

  • North Posey student wins Lilly award

     Olivia Goebel, North Posey High School senior, says she was completely surprised when representatives from the Posey County Community Foundation came to her class the morning of Thursday, April 3, and awarded her the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The scholarship pays for four years of tuition at any Indiana college or university Goebel chooses and carries an extra stipend for books.

  • State honors North Posey School Board

     School board members and administrators from around the state, including representatives from the MSD of North Posey County in Poseyville, Ind., attended the Indiana School Boards Association Regional meeting on Wednesday, March 19, at the Huntingburg Event Center in Huntingburg, Ind. ISBA is conducting meetings in each of its 10 regions across the state to discuss the effect the 2014 Indiana General Assembly will have on the operation of Indiana’s public schools. 

  • Plan for May 22 school dismissal wins approval

     Tom Kopatich, MSD of Mount Vernon Superintendent of Schools, gained unanimous board approval Monday night for his plan to make up two snow days, Feb. 5 and March 3. This winter, school has been cancelled a total of eight days. The state has already waived make-up requirements for Jan. 6 and 7 snow absences, still leaving six days to make up. 

  • City board of works authorizes proposal for east side sewer expansion

     The Mount Vernon Board of Public Works and Safety has authorized Evansville engineering firm Bernardin Lochmueller and Associates, or BLA, to submit a proposal for sewer expansion on the east side of Mount Vernon. The board’s action on Thursday afternoon followed the Tuesday, March 4, public informational meeting about the possible sewer expansion. 

  • North Posey brings home Academic Super Bowl title

     By MICHAEL WEBSTER