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Another Year Bites the Dust!

As I write this, we are headed down the home stretch of another school year.  I have shared numerous times over my years…

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School Board News Brief – May 2022

The regular monthly meeting of the Mount Vernon Community School District School Board was held on May 9, 2022.  The following topics were addressed during…

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U.S. News and World Report

Mount Vernon Community Members: Each year, U.S. News and World Report identifies the top high schools in the United States.  Mount Vernon High School always…

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Welcome our new School Business Official!

Mount Vernon Community: I am pleased to announce that Michael Marshall will assume the reins of the role of School Business Official in the Mount…

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Interesting Take on the Social and Emotional Well-Being of Teenagers

Derek Thompsn, a staff writer for The Atlantic magazine, recently wrote a piece for the magazine entitled, “Why American…

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A Community That Sells Itself

We held a job fair recently as a tool to recruit talented educators to join our outstanding staff.  In addition to completing interviews…

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Choosing Our Attitude

There is no doubt that the last several years have been a greater challenge than we ever wished they would be, and it is hard…

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COVID-19 Update 1.12.22

Mount Vernon Community School District Families, Staff Members, and Community Members:   Recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reduced the…

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The Greatest Gift

If you went back and thought about it, what is the greatest gift you have ever received during the holiday season?  I can remember getting…

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Mount Vernon Performs Well On Yearly Report Card

Mount Vernon Community School District Families, Staff, and Community Members: Each year, the Iowa Department of Education publishes the Iowa Student Performance Profile which is…

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A Message of Thanks

During staff meetings at the beginning of this school year, we discussed the importance of social-emotional learning, and the need to support our students emotionally…

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School Improvement Advisory Committee Meets With the Community

On October 25th, the MVCSD School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) invited community members to join in a conversation on the District’s school improvement efforts. A…

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