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Education

  • DECA wins District, sends students to State and International competition

    The Mount Vernon DECA Club has seen much success over the years, with this year being no different.

    The club recently won the District Competition in Evansville, and sent 49 students to State.

  • MVHS presents 'Big Fish'

    The MVHS Fine Arts Academy Music Theatre will present the musical “Big Fish” on March 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. and again on March 12 at 2 and 7 p.m. All performances will be held in the MVHS Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $6 for students and senior citizens.

    The production is under the direction of Dana Taylor and Kevin Roach.

  • Posey County teen traveling to Graz

    A new adventure will take Hannah Jolley to Graz, Austria this summer to study German as part of Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Languages (IUHPFL).

  • North Posey schools under renovations

    Major renovation projects at the Metropolitan School District of North Posey are slated to continue this summer.

  • Drivers Ed to return to North Posey

    North Posey High School students will once again have the opportunity to take a driver’s education course within the school system. Indiana All Star Driving School will offer the classes, which will be scheduled for a minimum of two sessions per school year. Dates and times of the courses have yet to be decided. The contract will begin Aug. 1, 2016 and will run through July 31, 2021.

    North Elementary Family Fun Night will be on March 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • MVJHS making plans for Dollar General gift

    When the Mount Vernon Junior High was awarded $50,000 last week from Dollar General, Principal Chad Rodgers and his staff were legitimately shocked.
    “We did not know and they wouldn't tell us,” said Rodgers. “They just kept telling us that we would love it.”
    When it comes to using the money, which is earmarked for literacy, Rodgers said that the staff is moving forward with a program they have wanted to work on for awhile.

  • Local students making a difference

    Students in the MSD of Mount Vernon are able to participate in making a difference for animals at the Posey Humane Society (PHS) by sponsoring an animal.

    President of PHS Tina Parker, who is also a teacher at West, began the PHS School Sponsorship in the district approximately six years ago. Each year anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000 dollars are raised to help with medical expenses at PHS with the contributions of students.

  • Mount Vernon schools to receive discounted network upgrades

    The MSD of Mount Vernon will soon be making a number of upgrades to school network systems that will move them to the highest level of network readiness.

    These changes will come at a fraction of the cost due to the FCC’s E-rate program.

    The program awards school systems grant money based on funding need according to the school’s student population.

  • Senate Bill helps some schools with ISTEP+ grades

    Letter grades for schools that took the ISTEP+ test were released recently, and those grades look much better for some schools than if recent legislation had not passed.

    With new standards and a new test, many schools across Indiana saw a decline in their ISTEP+ numbers, which typically has an affect on the school’s letter grade.

    But the State recently passed Senate Bill 200, or as it is also known as, The Hold Harmless Bill.

  • May named new Posey County Extension Director

    A familiar face in the Posey County Purdue-Extension Office has a new title, one that will come with challenges and new responsibilities, but Cheven May said she is excited about what lies ahead. In early January, May was named the new Posey County Extension Director.

    May’s history with the 4-H programs began when she was a young girl showing cattle in Tipton County, Ind. In 2004, she took a position as the Posey County 4-H Program Assistant and after receiving her masters at University of Southern Indiana, earned the role of 4-H Youth Development Educator in 2010.