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Can't ain't never done Nothin...

Front-entrance-all-kids-and-staff Principal Perspective

The first few weeks of school every year are filled with excitement, anxiety and challenges.  So as we embark on another year at Mt. Vernon Junior High I want to encourage us all to commit to being better.  I want us to commit to a Growth Mindset.  

A growth mindset is not just a theory; it's a philosophy that transforms the way we approach challenges, setbacks, and opportunities. It's about understanding that our abilities and intelligence can be developed through effort, learning, and perseverance. Instead of shying away from difficulties, those with a growth mindset embrace them, knowing that the path to success is paved with trials, errors and failure.

The saying “Can’t ain’t never done nothin” encapsulates a profound truth: a lack of action or effort yields no results.  When we look at a challenge and say “I can’t do that” we rob ourselves of an opportunity to grow, learn and achieve.  Growth does not come from idle hands, but from stepping out of our comfort zone and getting comfortable being uncomfortable.  Our abilities are not fixed, our abilities and intelligence can be developed through dedication and hard work.  The first step is always trying and never saying I can’t.  

As the MVJHS family, let’s commit ourselves to a growth mindset, let’s strive to be a community that faces challenges with enthusiasm, views setbacks as opportunities for growth and transforms our lives through relentless effort.  The next time you’re confronted with doubt or challenges, remember that a growth mindset coupled with action can lead to extraordinary accomplishments.  We know this because Can’t ain’t never done Nothin.   

Marc Hostetter
Principal, MVJHS

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Welcome Back!

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Welcome back to an exciting new school year! I hope you and your families had a restful and enjoyable summer. As we prepare to embark on this academic journey, I am thrilled to share some fantastic news with you – our school district has been officially STEM Certified by the Indiana Department of Education!

This remarkable achievement reflects our unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality education to our students. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education plays a pivotal role in preparing our young learners for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Through a dynamic and innovative curriculum, we are dedicated to nurturing critical thinking, problem-solving skills, creativity, and a love for exploration within each child.

This prestigious certification is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our exceptional teachers, staff, and students. It would not have been possible without the strong support and collaboration from our parents and local community partners. Your involvement and engagement in your child's education make all the difference, and we are deeply grateful for your continued partnership.

As we enter this new school year, we remain committed to fostering a safe and inclusive learning environment where each student can thrive and grow. We will continue to implement the best practices in education, incorporating innovative teaching methods and technologies to make learning engaging and relevant.

I am excited about the possibilities that this school year holds, and I look forward to witnessing the growth and achievements of each and every student in our district. I encourage our students to take advantage of our many extracurricular offerings to help enhance their educational experience.

Dr. Matt Thompson
Superintendent of Schools

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Press Release Opening of Schools MSDMV 2023

Please click the link below to view the 2023-2024 MSDMV Back to School Press Release
Press Release Opening of Schools MSDMV 2023.docx.pdf

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MVJHS Office Hours

The MVJHS office is open from 8am-3pm through 6/2/2023. The office will re-open on July 24. If you need to pick up your student's medication, award(s), etc. please be sure to stop by during office hours. We do have a few yearbooks available for purchase in the office as well!

Parents of new students should enroll as
soon as possible by stopping by the school and getting the appropriate enrollment package to complete.


#WEAREMV


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Friday, May 19, White Day

Friday, May 19, White Day 

Lunch today:   Hamburger or Hot Dog, Carrot Sticks, Dragon Juice, Chips, Fruit Cup, Low Fat Milk, Ice Cream

Breakfast Monday: Egg or Chicken Biscuit, Juice & Low Fat Milk

Lunch Monday: Chicken Smackers or Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Fruit, Low Fat Milk

Birthday’s Today: Jaycee Campbell, Austin McKay Gardner

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Thursday, May 18, Maroon Day

Thursday, May 18, Maroon Day

Lunch today: Chicken or Beef Taco w/ Cheese & Lettuce, Refried Beans, Seasoned Corn, WG Shell. Oranges, Low Fat Milk
Breakfast Tomorrow:
Lunch tomorrow: Hamburger or Hot Dog, Carrot Sticks, Dragon Juice, Chips, Fruit Cup, Low Fat Milk, Ice Cream

Birthday’s Today: Caleb Aldrich, Asher Goodman, Jayleigh Higgins and Ms. Collins!

Announcements:

If students have any medication in the nurse's office it will need to be picked up by the end of Tuesday, as we do not keep any medications over the summer.

MV Cub Baseball will play at home tonight. Game starts at 6pm!

There will be a meeting for all current 8th graders interested in running Cross Country in the fall on Friday, 5/19 in the MVHS Main Gym at 7:40 am!

8th graders will turn in their Chromebooks and be issued their device for high school today! Be sure you have your Chromebook and charger to be issued a new device.

The Posey County Royalty Pageants are seeking contestants for their 2023 Pageant Program. The registration deadline is May 31st. Additional information can be picked up outside the main office. 4H participation is not required.

Snow cones will be sold during Friday's Spring Fling for $1! Bring some money to enjoy a refreshing treat. The snow cone cart will be set up outside next to the tennis courts. There will also be concessions available at the softball field!

The lost and found table is full. Please check for items that belong to you. Items will be removed and donated at the end of the day Friday!

We also have several pairs of glasses in the office. Please come to the office if you are missing yours!

Students who could not attend Honors Night, please come to the office during homeroom today to pick up your award. Please be sure to check in with your homeroom teacher first.

Remember, here at MVJHS, we want to be better today than we were yesterday, but not as good as we will be tomorrow! Have a great day, Bobcats! We are . . . MV!

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Wednesday, May 17, White Day

Wednesday, May 17, White Day

Lunch today: Chicken Nuggets or Tenders, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Seasoned Peas & Carrots, Applesauce, WG Roll, Milk
Breakfast Tomorrow: cinnamon rolls and super doughnuts
Lunch tomorrow: Chicken or Beef Taco w/ Cheese & Lettuce, Refried Beans, Seasoned Corn, WG Shell. Oranges, Low Fat Milk
Birthday’s Today: Klayton Hamilton, Shane Higgins, Autumn Robb

Announcements:

There will be a football meeting for all 6-8th grade football players today. Please meet Coach Fischer in the Main Gym at 2:00.

There will be a meeting for all current 8th graders interested in running Cross Country in the fall on Friday, 5/19 in the MVHS Main Gym at 7:40 am!

8th graders will turn in their Chromebooks and be issued their device for high school this Thursday. Be sure to bring your Chromebook and charger or else you won't be issued a new device.

Snow cones will be sold during Friday's Spring Fling for $1! Bring some money to enjoy a refreshing treat. The snow cone cart will be set up outside next to the tennis courts. There will also be concessions available at the softball field!

The lost and found table is full. Please check for items that belong to you. Items will be removed and donated after next Froday, May 19th.

We also have several pairs of glasses in the office. Please come to the office if you are missing yours!

Student who could not attend Honors Night, please come to the office during homeroom today to pick up your award. Please be sure to check in with your homeroom teacher first.

Remember, here at MVJHS, we want to be better today than we were yesterday, but not as good as we will be tomorrow! Have a great day, Bobcats! We are . . . MV!

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Tuesday, May 16, Maroon Day

Tuesday, May 16, Maroon Day
Lunch today: Macaroni & Cheese, Bread Stick, Romaine Salad w/ Tomatoes, Seasoned Broccoli, Diced Pears, Low Fat Milk

Breakfast Tomorrow: Managers Choice

Lunch tomorrow: Chicken Nuggets or Tenders, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Seasoned Peas & Carrots, Applesauce, WG Roll, Low Fat Milk

Birthdays: Mr. Snodgrass

Announcements:

Snowcones will be sold during Friday's Spring Fling for $1! Bring some money to enjoy a refreshing treat. The snowcone cart will be set up outside next to the tennis courts.

8th graders will turn in their Chromebooks and be issued their device for high school this Thursday. Be sure to bring your Chromebook and charger or else you won't be issued a new device.

All library books must be returned by the end of the day today


There will be a meeting for all students interested in running Cross Country in the fall on Friday, 5/19. We will meet in the MVHS Main Gym at 7:40 am!

Bus 10 riders, your bus will be in bus 2211 until further notice.

The 8th Grade Dance is May 19th from 6-7:30pm.
Tickets will be sold throughout the week during lunch for $5!

8th Graders attending the Holiday World trip please remember that Holiday World is now cashless. Information has been sent on Skyward. Please come to the office if you have any questions.


Remember, here at MVJHS, we want to be better today than we were yesterday, but not as good as we will be tomorrow! Have a great day, Bobcats! We are . . . MV!


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Monday, May 15, White Day

Monday, May 15, White Day

Lunch today: Scrambled Eggs, French Toast Sticks, Potato Smiles, Salsa, Spiced Apples and Low Fat Milk

Breakfast Tomorrow: Muffin w/ String Cheese, Mandarin Oranges, Fruit Juice, Low Fat Milk

Lunch tomorrow: Macaroni & Cheese, Bread Stick, Romaine Salad w/ Tomatoes, Seasoned Broccoli, Diced Pears, Low Fat Milk

Birthdays:

Announcements:

Tonight is Honors Night at 6pm. Invitations have been sent to all eligible students. Please come to the office if you have any questions.

Special Olympics athletes participated in the Area 10 track meet on Saturday. Results are….

Jayden Wiggins
Standing long jump 1st
Softball throw 2nd
50m dash 1st

John Baize
Running long jump 1st
100m dash 1st
mini Javelin 1st

Jersey Buchanan
50m dash 1st
Standing long jump 1st
Softball throw 1st

John and Jayden will be attending the State summer games in June to compete again. Congratulations athletes!!

Today is the musical cast party 3-4:30 in Mrs. McLimore’s room.

Bus 10 riders, your bus will be in bus 2211 until further notice.

The 8th Grade Dance is May 19th from 6-7:30pm.
Tickets will be sold throughout the week during lunch for $5!

8th Graders attending the Holiday World trip please remember that Holiday World is now cashless. Information has been sent on Skyward. Please come to the office if you have any questions.

Remember, here at MVJHS, we want to be better today than we were yesterday, but not as good as we will be tomorrow! Have a great day, Bobcats! We are . . . MV!

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Friday, May 12, Maroon Day

Friday, May 12, Maroon Day

Lunch today: Pizza, Potato Smiles, Fresh Carrots & Dip, Diced Peaches, Low Fat Milk
Breakfast Monday: Sausage Biscuit, Diced Pears, Fruit Juice, Low Fat Milk
Lunch Monday: Scrambled Eggs, French Toast Sticks, Potato Smiles, Salsa, Spiced Apples and Low Fat Milk

Weekend Birthdays: Daniel Bazan, Jalynn Hopkins

Announcements:

8th grade band and choir students need to remember to wear their T-shirts for the holiday world trip tomorrow. Be at door 4 at 7:45 am

Honors Night is Monday May 15th at 6pm. Invitations have been sent to all eligible students. Please come to the office if you have any questions.

Today is the last day for the BOGO Book Fair! The Book Fair will close today at noon.

Attention All 8th Graders!

The 8th Grade Dance will be on May 19th from 6-7:30pm.
Tickets will be sold throughout next week during lunch for $5!

8th Graders attending the Holiday World trip please remember that Holiday World is now cashless. Please come to the office if you have any questions.

The lost and found table is full. Please check for items that belong to you. Items will be removed and donated after next Friday, May 19th. We also have several pairs of glasses in the office. Please come to the office if you are missing yours!


Remember, here at MVJHS, we want to be better today than we were yesterday, but not as good as we will be tomorrow! Have a great day, Bobcats! We are . . . MV!


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Wednesday, May 10, Maroon Day

 

Wednesday, May 10, Maroon Day

Lunch today:   Chicken Smackers, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Seasoned Edamame, WG Roll, Applesauce, Low Fat Milk

Breakfast Tomorrow: French Toast Sticks w/ Syrup, Grapes, Fruit Juice, Low Fat Milk

Lunch tomorrow: Pulled Pork BBQ on WG Bun, Baked Beans, Baby Bakers, Apple Wedges, Low Fat Milk

Birthday’s Today: Destini Crawford, Braxtyn Crow, Jessalynne Gentry, Emma Grabert, Mrs. Parker and Mrs. Hargett!

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Tuesday, May 9, White Day

Tuesday, May 9, White Day 

Lunch today:   Stromboli, Romaine Salad w/ tomatoes, Steamed Broccoli, Rosy Red Pears, Low Fat Milk
Breakfast Tomorrow: WG Donut, Red Applesauce, Fruit Juice, Low Fat Milk
Lunch tomorrow: Chicken Smackers, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Seasoned Edamame, WG Roll, Applesauce, Low Fat Milk


Happy Birthday to Mr. Hostetter! 


Announcements: 

There will be a Student Council meeting today in Mr. Weaver’s room during Homebase. This is for current 7th and 6th grade members. Stop by to pick up an application. Student Council for 23-24 school year is limited to 25 members. Application packets are due by May 24. 

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Monday, May 8, Maroon Day

Monday, May 8, Maroon Day 

Lunch today:   Breaded Mozzarella Sticks, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Mandarin Oranges, Low Fat Milk

Breakfast Tomorrow: PB & J Uncrustable, Pineapple Tidbits, Fruit Juice, Low Fat Milk

Lunch tomorrow: Stromboli, Romaine Salad w/ tomatoes, Steamed Broccoli, Rosy Red Pears, Low Fat Milk

Birthdays: Jake Lueder

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Friday, May 5, White Day

Friday, May 5, White Day 

Lunch today:   Chicken on the Beach, Chips & Salsa, Corn, Mixed Fruit, Low Fat MilkBreakfast Monday: Scrambled Eggs, Toast & Jelly, Rosy Red Pears, Fruit Juice, Low Fat MilkLunch Monday: Breaded Mozzarella Sticks, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Mandarin Oranges, Low Fat Milk

Weekend Birthdays: Zane Johnson, Fletcher Wheeler

Announcements: 

Good Luck to the track team at the PAC Conference tomorrow in Tell City!

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Thursday, May 4, Maroon Day

Thursday, May 4, Maroon Day 

Lunch today:   Pizza, Fresh Carrots & Dip, Potato Smiles, Banana, Low Fat Milk

Breakfast Tomorrow: Bacon Scramble, Diced Peaches, Fruit Juice, Low Fat Milk

Lunch tomorrow: Chicken on the Beach, Chips & Salsa, Corn, Mixed Fruit, Low Fat Milk

Birthdays: Piper Schneider

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Wednesday, May 3, White Day

Wednesday, May 3, White Day 

Lunch today:   General Tso’s Chicken, WG Brown Rice, WG Roll, Stir Fry Veggies, Peas & Carrots, Red Applesauce, Low Fat Milk
Breakfast Tomorrow: Pancakes, Orange Wedges, Fruit Juice, Low Fat Milk
Lunch tomorrow: Pizza, Fresh Carrots & Dip, Potato Smiles, Banana, Low Fat Milk
Birthdays: Alexis Buchanan, Arianna Collins, Kaylen Hatch, Lillian Watzlavik

Announcements: 

Forms are due today for the 8th-grade trip to Holiday World on May 30th. Please bring your forms to the office. The 8th-grade dance will be on May 19th this year.   Dress code will apply. If you have had an ESS this school year, you may not attend the 8th Grade Dance or the Holiday World trip.

There are forms outside the office for upcoming soccer, wrestling, basketball, volleyball, football, tennis and golf camps. 

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Tuesday, May 2, Maroon Day

Tuesday, May 2, Maroon Day 

Lunch today:   Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, WG Bread Stick, Romaine Salad w/ Tomatoes, Dragon Juice, Diced Pears, Low Fat Milk
Breakfast Tomorrow: Goody Bun, Applesauce, Fruit Juice, Low Fat Milk
Lunch tomorrow: General Tso’s Chicken, WG Brown Rice, WG Roll, Stir Fry Veggies, Peas & Carrots, Red Applesauce, Low Fat Milk

Birthdays: Addison Goff, Sarah Seifert

Announcements: 
The girls track & field team fell short to Princeton last night. Placements include, but not limited to: High Jump, Alyssa Fendel 1st place; Taylor Crofts, 3rd. Lindsey Allyn 2nd place in shot put. Attalia Wolf 3rd place in discus. Long Jump, Alyssa Fendel 2nd, Lacey Allyn 3rd; Ella Rainey 3rd in 100m and 2nd in the 200m; Makayla Schneider 1st in the 400 and Micah Lamberson 3rd. Stella Hall 1st in 300 hurdles, Madalyn Abel 3rd in the 800. 

A big congrats goes out to the Boys Track & Field team. They came out victorious against Princeton. MV boys  70-57 Princeton. Way to go boys!

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Monday, May 1, White Day

Monday, May 1, White Day 

Lunch today:   Mini Corn Dogs, Baked Beans, Baby Bakers, Pineapple Tidbits, Low Fat Milk

Breakfast Tomorrow: Cereal w/ String Cheese, Mandarin Oranges, Fruit Juice, Low Fat Milk

Lunch tomorrow: Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, WG Bread Stick, Romaine Salad w/ Tomatoes, Dragon Juice, Diced Pears, Low Fat Milk

Birthdays: Jake Carlisle, Abram Hatch

Announcements: 

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Friday, April 28th, Maroon Day

Friday, April 28th, Maroon Day

Lunch Today: Hot Dog on WG Bun, Oven Fries, Dragon Juice, Diced Peaches, Low Fat Milk

Birthdays today: Dylan Combs

Birthdays this weekend: Was Biggerstaff, Grayson Boren and Mr. Wolfe

Announcements: 

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Tuesday, April 25th, White Day

Tuesday,  April 25th, White Day

Lunch Today:  Chicken Quesadilla, Baked Beans, Seasoned Corn, Rosy Red Pears, Low Fat Milk

Breakfast tomorrow: Super Donut, Red Applesauce, Fruit Juice, Low Fat Milk

Lunch tomorrow:  Macaroni & Cheese, Bread Stick, Romaine Salad w/tomatoes, Green Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Low Fat Milk

Birthdays:     Bently Geary

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