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Coming Home

The great poet Robert Frost once shared that, “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.”…

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A Civics Lesson in Civility

On September 21st, the Mount Vernon Community School District School Board held a special meeting to discuss the possibility of a mask mandate for students.

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So Where Were You? A Reflection Twenty Years Later

On September 11, 2001, I was the principal at Barnwell Middle School in St. Charles, Missouri. I arrived at work, and my assistant principal immediately…

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Reflections on the First Day

I started the first day of school this year by getting in an early morning run, pounding the pavement at 5:30 a.m. In the distance…

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COVID-19 Update 8.2.21

August 2, 2021 Mount Vernon Community School District Families, Employees, and Community Members: Remarkably, the calendar has switched over to August and the beginning of…

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The Power of Relationships

The Power of Relationships As if things were not challenging enough with working through the COVID-19 pandemic this past year, last December my mom suffered…

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The Power of Teaching and Learning

Over the past several months there have been numerous conversations at the local, state, and national levels regarding whether or not certain parameters should be…

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Looking Forward, Because Looking Back is Still A Little Scary!

Today is the last day of the school year, a date that looked so far out in the distance when we started school on August…

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The Class of 2021: What Was Lost, What Was Gained

With each passing day it appears that we are slowly moving through the COVID-19 pandemic, and by this time next year we all…

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In Appreciation of an Incredible Staff

Next week is the week set aside each year to honor teachers throughout the country during Teacher Appreciation Week.  There are these types…

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And How Are the Children?

Throughout its history the Masai tribe of Africa have shared a traditional greeting when speaking with one another.  The greeting “Kasserian ingera” simply means, “and…

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New Day

Mount Vernon Community: Welcome to a new day in the Mount Vernon Community School District with the launching of our new website. When the District…

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