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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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He was simply the best!!

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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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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π—šπ—”π— π—˜π——π—”π—¬!!! Mount Vernon vs. Solon | IHSAA Baseball Live Game On: reds-stars.onstream4k.com/hs-baseball.php May 21, 2024 5:00 PM CT Ash Park Baseball Field

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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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State Track Meet Update…
First an apology to Paige Schurbon for neglecting to mention her finish in the high jump yesterday. She finished 12th. Congratulations Paige!

Friday Results…
The girls’ Distance Medley Relay team of Kara Swantz, Caliana Whitaker, Eastin Whisner, and Kiersten Swart ran 6 seconds faster than they have all season to finish 7th in 4:12.86!

The boys’ Distance Medley Relay team of Colin Bentley, Gabe Fairchild, Grady Olberding, and Dawson Scheil finished in 11th place.

Libby Dix threw 38-09.75 on her second attempt to earn a 3rd place finish in the Shot Put! This is a personal best for her and places her 33rd in the 2024 Iowa High School Rankings.

Stanley Krob jumped 17.11.5 in the boys’ long jump to place 23rd.

Eastin Whisner earned her place on the podium and took home a 3rd place medal in the 400 hurdles.

Lucy Wischmeyer brought home an 8th place medal in the long jump with a jump of 17-00. Elsa Appleton also competed in the long jump and placed 20th.

In the final event on Friday the 4×400 relay team of Kara Swantz, Alivia Truitt, Evelyn Moeller, and Abbie Moss competed in prelims but did not qualify for finals.

As of 1:45 pm on Friday, the Mustang girls’ track team was leading in the points with 35 through 10 events.
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State Track Meet Update...
First an apology to Paige Schurbon for neglecting to mention her finish in the high jump yesterday. She finished 12th. Congratulations Paige!

Friday Results...
The girls Distance Medley Relay team of Kara Swantz, Caliana Whitaker, Eastin Whisner, and Kiersten Swart ran 6 seconds faster than they have all season to finish 7th in 4:12.86!

The boys Distance Medley Relay team of Colin Bentley, Gabe Fairchild, Grady Olberding, and Dawson Scheil finished in 11th place.

Libby Dix threw 38-09.75 on her second attempt to earn a 3rd place finish in the Shot Put! This is a personal best for her and places her 33rd in the 2024 Iowa High School Rankings.

Stanley Krob jumped 17.11.5 in the boys long jump to place 23rd.

Eastin Whisner earned her place on the podium and took home a 3rd place medal in the 400 hurdles.

Lucy Wischmeyer brought home an 8th place medal in the long jump with a jump of 17-00. Elsa Appleton also competed in the long jump and placed 20th.

In the final event on Friday the 4x400 relay team of Kara Swantz, Alivia Truitt, Evelyn Moeller, and Abbie Moss competed in prelims but did not qualify for finals.

As of 1:45 pm on Friday, the Mustang girls track team was leading in the points with 35 through 10 events.Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

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Rains Vs Mount Vernon | High School Softball Wildcats vs. Tigers Watch Live: Diamond-live.salez247.com/hs-softball.php?live=Rains%20Vs%20Mount%20Vernon The Mount Vernon (TX) varsity softball team has a home playoff game vs. Rains (Emory, TX) today @ 6:30p. This game is a part of the "2024 UIL Texas Softball State Championships – 2024 Softball 3A Regions 2 & 4 " tournament.

Golf and Track Updates…
Kaylie Kelchen punched her ticket to the Class 3A State Golf Meet with a 3rd place finish at Regionals! Kaylie posted a 3 over par 75 at Saddleback GC in Solon. She’ll compete as an individual at next week’s State meet at Pheasant Ridge GC.

State track kicked off today with several Mustang events competing. Girls shuttle hurdle prelims started off the day. Chloe Meester, Kiersten Swart, Olivia Haverback, and Elsa Appleton ran a 1:09.35 and barely missed qualifying for finals.

Next up was the girls’ 3000 m run. Claire Jensen placed 16th and Edith Dawson placed 20th in the 3000.

The boys 3200 featured Grady Olberding who finished 12th overall.

Caliana Whitaker ran a personal best in the 200 m prelims at 25.66 and missed qualifying for finals by .1 tenths of a second.

The girls 4×800 relay brought home a 4th place medal with a 9:37.93 time. The 4×800 was run by Evelyn Moeller, Sam Schoff, Kiersten Swart, and Eastin Whisner.

The boys 4×800 team of Dawson Scheil, Seamus O’Connor, Chasen Caskey, and Grady Olberding finished 9th with a time of 8:10.50.
This time puts them at #40 in 2024 Iowa HS Outdoor Rankings.

Meanwhile, over at the field events Jackson Kutcher placed 10th and set a new personal best with a jump of 6’ 3”.

Libby Dix earned some points and a medal with her 3rd place finish in the discus. She threw 134-09.

Sydney Maue brought home the silver in the girls’ high jump with a jump of 5-04.

Finishing out the events on Thursday for the Mustangs was the girls’ 400 m dash. Caliana Whitaker finished 7th running a 58.67. This was a personal best for Cali and also put her at #25 in the 2024 Iowa HS Outdoor Rankings.

Track will be back in action on Friday. Stay tuned for more updates!
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Golf and Track Updates...
Kaylie Kelchen punched her ticket to the Class 3A State Golf Meet with a 3rd place finish at Regionals! Kaylie posted a 3 over par 75 at Saddleback GC in Solon. She’ll compete as an individual at next week’s State meet at Pheasant Ridge GC.

State track kicked off today with several Mustang events competing. Girls shuttle hurdle prelims started off the day. Chloe Meester, Kiersten Swart, Olivia Haverback, and Elsa Appleton ran a 1:09.35 and barely missed qualifying for finals.

Next up was the girls 3000 m run. Claire Jensen placed 16th and Edith Dawson placed 20th in the 3000. 

The boys 3200 featured Grady Olberding who finished 12th overall. 

Caliana Whitaker ran a personal best in the 200 m prelims at 25.66 and missed qualifying for finals by .1 tenths of a second. 

The girls 4x800 relay brought home a 4th place medal with a 9:37.93 time. The 4x800 was run by Evelyn Moeller, Sam Schoff, Kiersten Swart, and Eastin Whisner. 

The boys 4x800 team of Dawson Scheil, Seamus O’Connor, Chasen Caskey, and Grady Olberding finished 9th with a time of 8:10.50. 
This time puts them at #40 in 2024 Iowa HS Outdoor Rankings.

Meanwhile, over at the field events Jackson Kutcher placed 10th and set a new personal best with a jump of 6’ 3”.

Libby Dix earned some points and a medal with her 3rd place finish in the discus. She threw 134-09.

Sydney Maue brought home the silver in the girls high jump with a jump of 5-04.

Finishing out the events on Thursday for the Mustangs was the girls 400 m dash. Caliana Whitaker finished 7th running a 58.67. This was a personal best for Cali and also put her at #25 in the 2024 Iowa HS Outdoor Rankings.

Track will be back in action on Friday. Stay tuned for more updates!Image attachment

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Go Mustangs!

Love the updates!!

Thanks for the updates!

Yay, Kaylie

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