I am excited to begin another school year. While it is my 31st as a teacher, it is the first as a Marauder! The great start to the year is a tribute to all of the planning, organizing, and just hard work done by our district's support teams in transportation, custodial services, food service, maintenance, and administrative offices. From Centralized Registration that saw approximately 5,700 students, parents, and grandparents, to our Back To School Nights in our elementary schools, our folks have planned to make this a great start for our students. Special thanks goes to the wonderful Mt. Vernon people who went above and beyond this year!
I was fortunate to ride a McCordsville Elementary bus on the first day, and it was a joy to greet students and parents as we started our first round of transporting our children to school. The smiling faces, and a few tears that were behind the smiles (of parents), was a testament to the care and love families have for one another. To be able to experience the joys of many families' first day of school was an experience I will treasure.
This year, we will refine our collaborative systems to focus even more on students and their learning. This challenging goal to increase student success is worthy of our time and effort. My opening message to the 450 faculty and staff was that we will never stop TRYING!
We are set to begin our 6-7 month conversation with ALL stakeholders in the community. We want to fill our Mt. Vernon High School auditorium on August 27 with people who want to learn more about our future growth and provide their thoughts about how we will manage our growth of an additional 2,000 students in the next 10 years. We welcome all in-district residents, businesses parents, and community members to attend!
August 27, 2019
January 21, 2020
7 - 8 p.m. in the Mt. Vernon High School Auditorium
Additional information about the MV Community Champions initiative can be found on our website HERE.
During the summer, we invited in-district community members who were at least 65 years young to join our 65+ Club. I was fortunate to meet and talk with over 100 excited citizens who came to get their membership card that allows them to attend most Mt. Vernon School events for free! Wonderful stories about their lives in Mt. Vernon with many of them graduating from Mt. Vernon High School pervaded our conversations.
We will continue to offer membership throughout the year to our community members who have reached the 65+ milestone. In-district residents can receive an event pass by visiting the MVCSC Administrative Service Center anytime from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. with their proof of residency and identity. See www.mvcsc.k12.in.us/65Club for details.