MVMS's Thomas Named MS Geography Teacher of the Year
Mt. Vernon Middle School (MVMS) teacher, Deb Thomas, was recently named the Indiana Middle School Geography Teacher of the Year from the Geography Educators’ Network of Indiana (GENI). This award is given each year to a middle school and a high school teacher in Indiana who live out the organization’s mission by promoting the value and significance of geography. This award was announced at the annual Indiana Council for the Social Studies Conference, of which GENI is a sponsor.
“It has been a privilege to guide my students along a part of their educational journeys for over thirty years. Although some of them may never scale the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro or tour the Taj Mahal, many will now live and learn alongside others who possess diverse customs and beliefs,” said Ms. Thomas. “Students must prepare for a world that has become exponentially smaller, so history, geographic literacy, and cultural awareness are more critical than ever. GENI helps me and other Indiana educators expand our students’ knowledge and understanding in these areas by offering a variety of student programs, professional development opportunities, and resources.”
MVCSC would like to congratulate Ms. Thomas on her award! Additional information is linked HERE.
MVHS Lilly Scholarship Finalists
Maitlyn Griner & Hayden Kovell
Mt. Vernon High School seniors Maitlyn Griner and Hayden Kovell were selected as finalists for the Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF) annual Lilly Endowment. The two finalists were honored at the MVCSC Board of Trustees meeting on November 16.
To become qualifiers for this highly esteemed scholarship, Maitlyn and Hayden proved their academic excellence by being in the top 15% of their graduating class while also displaying their outstanding involvement and service to the community. These two students exemplify the qualities that the award was founded on.
The winner of the Lilly Endowment Scholarship will be chosen in December and MVCSC wishes the best of luck to Maitlyn and Hayden. We are proud to have such amazing students who go above and beyond to help those in need! For additional details on all the activities these two students are involved in, please see the article HERE.
MV Community Rallies Around the MVHS Football Team on their Successful Journey to State
MVCSC continues to take advantage of any cost savings as we maintain our focus on being good stewards of our finances. Here is one of our latest cost savings:
The East Central Indiana Natural Gas Consortium, which Mt. Vernon is a member of, has agreed unanimously to purchase natural gas at current market rates, stockpiling supplies for winter 2021-2022. With gas rates expected to increase rapidly, this early purchasing will save MVCSC 58% in anticipated costs.