Superintendent's Summary DR. JACK PARKER ~ 10.29.2021

Our Future Growth Plan is moving forward as we develop plans for Fortville Elementary to become an intermediate school again in 2024-2025. We are adding on to the existing Fortville Elementary earlier than planned as our expansion for the intermediate school is needed now. We moved that addition to the front of the line because Fortville Elementary is already at capacity. In addition to building a new elementary school (also scheduled to open in 2024-2025), we are moving forward with our plans to make significant improvements to our main campus traffic flow and parking availability. Replacing our bus facility will help us to keep our busses in tip-top condition and secure; it will also help free up space that the middle school will need for traffic and parking.

All of this construction will be funded without increasing the debt service tax rate. Our growth in student enrollment, coupled with the growth in our community, provides for healthy Education and Debt Service Funds. We have made plans to push off our Operations Fund cliff as far out as we can; we lose a significant source of Operations Fund revenue with the expiration of our 10-year increment provided by special legislation in 2012. Please stay tuned for more information related to our future-focused plans!

Join our team & become a Substitute Teacher!

To help our schools fill absences and operate at a high level, Mt. Vernon has increased the substitute teacher pay to $105/day and $14/hr for substitute instructional assistants. AND, substitutes will receive a free lunch! To substitute for Pre-K-8th grade, a high school diploma is required. Substitutes for grades 9-12 must be at least 21 years old and have a high school diploma.

If you want to make a difference in the lives of our students, begin the process to become a substitute at mvcsc.k12.in.us/employment/6 today or attend the Kelly Services In-Person Hiring Event at MVCSC Administrative Services Center on November 5 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Mt. Vernon is also hiring for food service, instructional assistants, custodians, bus drivers, permanent substitutes & more! Our students and staff need YOU!

Congratulations to James Cochran, MVHS JAG Teacher

Congratulations to Mr. Cochran, MVHS Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) teacher, for being selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by The National Society of High School Scholars! He was nominated by a student for his outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in his profession.

"Dedicated educators who exhibit a commitment to excellence deserve our highest praise and appreciation," said NSHSS President James W. Lewis. "Through our Educators of Distinction program and the grants we provide to support professional development and enrich classroom instruction, we hope to acknowledge and encourage the work of the teachers, counselors and administrators who are shaping the intellect and character of our young scholars."

Congratulations Mr. Cochran! Learn more details here.

Community Connections

MVHS Athletic Inaugural Track-or-Treat Event

The Athletic Boosters Inaugural Track-or-Treat event at the Mt. Vernon High School track was a huge success! Over 15 different teams provided a safe community event with treats for approximately 500 smiling children!

RSVP Required

Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) is inviting all realtors and home builders to RSVP and attend a (free) breakfast on Wednesday, November 10th from 9 - 10:30 a.m. at the MVCSC Administrative Service Center. Realtors will learn about Mt. Vernon schools, enjoy student entertainment, meet Superintendent Dr. Parker, and conclude with a tour of Mt. Vernon High School.

MVCSC knows how important top-performing schools can positively affect realtors, the community, as well as property value. This breakfast event will highlight how strong schools create a strong community. Additionally, attendees will receive resources to help sell their properties.

  • Wednesday, November 10 from 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Interact with Superintendent Dr. Parker as he shares an update on our Future Growth Plan
  • Free informational folders & newsletters provided
  • Tour Mt. Vernon High School and see how the variety of dual-credit and vocational opportunities, as well as the 1:1 technology-infused environments, can provide academic success!
  • Enjoy student entertainment!
  • Win prizes!

Please RSVP to maria.bond@mvcsc.k12.in.us for catering purposes and to plan for socially distanced seating. Check out this link for more details.

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