Anyone wishing to open enroll to Mount Vernon for the 2024-2025 school year must complete paperwork by July 1, 2024.

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Academics

Our students consistently score above state and national averages on state and national academic assessments, and are able to pursue interests in core academic classes as well as classes in the fine and practical arts.

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Arts

The District has exemplary and award-winning programs in band, choir, orchestra, theater, and art, with learning and performances taking place in a state of the art Performing Arts Center.

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Athletics

The Mount Vernon Mustangs consistently excel at high levels in all sports, winning multiple state, district, and conference championships throughout its history.

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Excellence in Academics, Arts & Athletics

Our students thrive in a culture that recognizes that being a well-rounded person is key to their personal growth and development. Many of our students excel in all three arenas, developing life skills and building relationships that will assist them for their lives after school.

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Washington Elementary is looking to fill multiple kitchen positions.

Lead Kitchen Position – Hours are approximately 6:00am-2:00pm
Assistant Kitchen Position – Hours are 7:30am-1:30pm
Kitchen Staff – Hour 10:30am-1:30pm

Please contact Kate Stanton if you are interested in any of these positions at kstanston@mvcsd.org.
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Mount Vernon High school is seeking a Business Instructor due to a resignation. This person will have the opportunity to build on an exemplary business program. The MVHS Business program operates a school store, oversees a fully inclusive internship program during J-Term and a full selection of business courses including a required Financial Literacy class. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to MVHS Principal, Steve Brand, at sbrand@mvcsd.org. See MoreSee Less

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Now that the school year has come to a close we would like to thank Dr. Batenhorst for his years of service to our district. Dr. B had a busy last week of school. He kicked off the week by celebrating the Mount Vernon Class of 2024. He even donned a graduation gown to show his support for the students. Throughout the week he was spotted all over the district. He helped out in the middle school kitchen, he looked at his celebration rock at Washington Elementary, he watched students set off rockets in Mrs. Winder’s science class, he made sure his flowers were looking good, he was still diligently working at his desk, he drove around in his car a little bit, and he hung out with Roscoe the therapy dog. He celebrated the retirement of Denny Gross, Tim Larson, Margo Massey, and Marcia Purington and congratulated all of the staff on a great year. Last but not least, he was snowed on by Mrs. Rowe’s 4th grade class!
Thanks for a great run (Get it? He’s a guy who likes to run…) Dr. B. and enjoy retirement!
Photo credit for the graduation photo to David Yamanishi.
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Now that the school year has come to a close we would like to thank Dr. Batenhorst for his years of service to our district. Dr. B had a busy last week of school. He kicked off the week by celebrating the Mount Vernon Class of 2024. He even donned a graduation gown to show his support for the students. Throughout the week he was spotted all over the district. He helped out in the middle school kitchen, he looked at his celebration rock at Washington Elementary, he watched students set off rockets in Mrs. Winders science class, he made sure his flowers were looking good, he was still diligently working at his desk, he drove around in his car a little bit, and he hung out with Roscoe the therapy dog. He celebrated the retirement of Denny Gross, Tim Larson, Margo Massey, and Marcia Purington and congratulated all of the staff on a great year. Last but not least, he was snowed on by Mrs. Rowes 4th grade class! 
Thanks for a great run (Get it? Hes a guy who likes to run...) Dr. B. and enjoy retirement!
Photo credit for the graduation photo to David Yamanishi.Image attachmentImage attachment+8Image attachment

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Congratulations Dr B! You will be missed at MVHS… Enjoy your retirement!!! Oh the places you will go πŸ’«

Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for our school district! I’ve always enjoyed your messages for late starts in notes school days. Enjoy retirement!

Congrats to an awesome superintendent! Wishing you all the best in your next chapter! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Great tribute! What a tremendous blessing to our school district you have been. You will be missed. Thank you for your spirit, dedication, and engagement. Best wishes Dr. B!!

Congratulations Dr B!! Thank you for your tireless dedication to MVCSD and all your support over the years! Enjoy your retirement!!

We have been blessed with the best! Thank you so much for your leadership Dr B. You will be missed! Best wishes in retirement.

This is awesome. Thank you for being a great asset to our community.

He was simply the best!!

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Washington Elementary Students honor retiring Director of Transportation, Denny Gross, with a rousing rendition of, β€œThe Wheels on the Bus!”
PC: Greg Batenhorst
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7 days ago
Washington Elementary Students honor retiring Director of Transportation, Denny Gross, with a rousing rendition of, β€œThe Wheels on the Bus!”
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Gonna miss him!!!

Denny will be missed! He’s an icon and a great man! Congratulations on your retirement

My kids were practicing hard this week. Congrats on your retirement, Denny!

Best wishes, Denny. Thank you for a job well done. Congratulations!

Congrats on a well earned retirement!

Thanks Denny for your service to the community. Congratulations on your retirement.

Congratulations Denny!πŸŽ‰

We love Denny!!!

Denny is the best!!

Congratulations Denny

Way to go Denny!

He is the best!!!

We will miss you, Dennis!

That is so sweet <3

Perfect honor!

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Congratulations to the 2024 Mount Vernon High School graduates!
Thank you to Superintendent, Dr. Greg Batenhorst and Activities Director Matt Thede for the photos!
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Congratulations to the 2024 Mount Vernon High School graduates! 
Thank you to Superintendent, Dr. Greg Batenhorst and Activities Director Matt Thede for the photos!Image attachment

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The 2024 State Track Meet has come to an end, but the Mustangs left their mark! On Saturday, the girls’ Sprint Med team of Lillian Wischmeyer, Kara Swantz, Caliana Whitaker, and Eastin Whisner started the day with a 3rd place finish!
Next up were the girls’ and boys’ 800 m run. Evelyn Moeller ran a personal best of 2:22.52 and finished 10th. Sam Schoff ran 2:26.67 and finished 20th.
Dawson Scheil took to the track in the boys’ 800 m run and ran a personal best of 2:00.48 to finish 18th.
In the girls’ 1500 m run Kiersten Swart powered through the heat of the day and finished 16th.
Then it was Grady Olberding’s turn to make history in the 1600 m run. He ran his personal best of 4:23.93, earned an 8th place medal, and ended up #35 in the Iowa High School Rankings.
The Mustang girls’ team ended the season with a 4th in the State finish! Only 7 points separated 1st place from 4th place in the extremely competitive girls’ 3A meet.
What an incredible year for all of the competitors. Congratulations!
Special thanks to coach Kory Swart and Activities Director Matt Thede for the photos we have shared here.
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The 2024 State Track Meet has come to an end, but the Mustangs left their mark! On Saturday, the girls Sprint Med team of Lillian Wischmeyer, Kara Swantz, Caliana Whitaker, and Eastin Whisner started the day with a 3rd place finish! 
Next up were the girls and boys 800 m run. Evelyn Moeller ran a personal best of 2:22.52 and finished 10th. Sam Schoff ran 2:26.67 and finished 20th.
Dawson Scheil took to the track in the boys 800 m run and ran a personal best of 2:00.48 to finish 18th.
In the girls 1500 m run Kiersten Swart powered through the heat of the day and finished 16th.
Then it was Grady Olberdings turn to make history in the 1600 m run. He ran his personal best of 4:23.93, earned an 8th place medal, and ended up #35 in the Iowa High School Rankings.
The Mustang girls team ended the season with a 4th in the State finish! Only 7 points separated 1st place from 4th place in the extremely competitive girls 3A meet.
What an incredible year for all of the competitors. Congratulations!
Special thanks to coach Kory Swart and Activities Director Matt Thede for the photos we have shared here.Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

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Congratulations on a fantastic yearβ€οΈπŸ†

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Students in the Mount Vernon Community School District have the opportunity to pursue their interests and passions in a variety of academic programs, while also being able to engage in a variety of extracurricular activities.

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Accomplished Educators

The Mount Vernon Community School District is fortunate to have teachers and staff members who have dedicated several decades in service to our students, while also recruiting talented new teachers and staff members to join a dynamic team.

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A Caring Community

Supporting the social and emotional growth and well-being of our students is as important as their academic growth, and is evident in the positive relationships established between the students and staff.

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POSITIVE CULTURE

100% of the Mount Vernon Community School District recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of all students and staff in all academic and co-curricular areas.

FUTURE FOCUSED

70% of Mount Vernon Community School District students receive college credit prior to graduating from high school, and 87% of our graduates are enrolled in a two or four-year academic or trade program.

COMMUNITY FOCUSED

MANY of Mount Vernon Community School District students work in the community and are engaged in a variety of volunteer and service projects.

INVOLVED STUDENTS

MAJORITY of Mount Vernon Community School District students are involved in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

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Our students are all in with being proud Mustangs and proud members of the Mount Vernon community, and our staff and community are all in for them!

Dr. Greg Batenhorst