• 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Posey County Right to Life launches scholarship

    Posey County Right to Life, a non-profit anti-abortion organization based in Poseyville, is launching a new scholarship for local residents.

    The Martha Jean Breeze Scholarship will select one Posey County resident age 17 to 25 years old to receive $500 for their education. The scholarship was created to honor and remember Breeze, a life-long Posey County resident who was an active pro-life supporter and prominent figure in the community.

  • 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 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.”

  •  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.

  • Students travel to Denver tech conference


    Julie Kissinger had no idea what Minecraft was, but she heard students at Mount Vernon Junior High talking about it constantly.

    So when it came time for her sixth grade language arts class to write their how-to speeches, the educator decided to educate herself.

    “I threw it out there that if anyone wanted to write their speech on Minecraft so I could learn about it, they were welcome to do so,” she said. “From the beginning, there was so much excitement about it.”