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BWXT's $25,000 Donation Ignites Future Welding Talent at MVHS in memory of John Haynes


In a tribute to the memory of John Haynes, BWXT has generously donated $25,000 to Mount Vernon High School's welding program. John Haynes and General Manager, Nate Foote, have played pivotal roles in establishing this program at the high school, which is staffed by BWXT employees and offers students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on welding experience. With the help of BWXT employees, the program offers students an exceptional opportunity to develop valuable welding skills and gain real-world experience. The curriculum covers a wide range of welding techniques, safety protocols, and industry standards, ensuring that students receive comprehensive training.

The program stands out with its direct link to BWXT, offering a clear pathway for students to transition from the classroom to a career. This unique collaboration between the high school and a prominent industry player like BWXT not only prepares students for the workforce but also addresses the growing demand for skilled welders in the manufacturing sector.

BWXT's donation of $25,000 to Mount Vernon High School's welding program is a powerful testament to their commitment to education and the improvement of the community. This generous contribution will have a profound impact on the program, allowing it to invest in state-of-the-art welding equipment, safety gear, and additional educational resources.

BWXT's involvement with the MSD of Mount Vernon is more than just philanthropy; it's a partnership that fosters growth, learning, and real-world opportunities. We extend our deepest gratitude to BWXT for their visionary support and commitment to nurturing the next generation of skilled welders.

Dr. Matt Thompson
MSD Mount Vernon

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Family, Community, Country


Over the course of the past month our students have been blessed with many wonderful experiences at school and in our Mt. Vernon Community.

Many of these experiences have specifically honored Family, Community and Country.

During the first week of September our West Elementary School PTO invited Grandparents of our West students in for Breakfast before school.  Hundreds of students and their Grandparents attended the Grandparents Day Breakfast in our West Cafeteria enjoying donuts and pictures!

Also, towards the beginning of September our 4th Grade Students had the opportunity to learn more about local Indiana History during a Field Tript to River Days.  In addition, our West Student Council proudly represented our school in the River Days Parade.  We believe it is important for students to participate in local community traditions such as River Days to develop an understanding and appreciation of their own community.

On September 11th, our entire school - students and staff met at the flagpole to recite the Pledge of Allegiance together and have a moment of silence in honor of 9/11/01.  We were honored to be led by Gunnery Sgt. Benjamin Hartmann of the United States Marines Corps.  Benjamin Hartmann is a former MVHS graduate and father of two current West Elementary students.  We appreciate his sacrifice for our safety and freedom and will keep him in our thoughts as he sets out on a two year call to duty in Japan this next month.

Another meaningful opportunity for our students was the Spirit Week we had at West to coincide with MVHS Homecoming Week.  We believe that encouraging our students to support and participate in community activities such as these add significant value and treasured memories to their K-12 Education in the MSD of Mt. Vernon.

As we rounded out the last month full of Family, Community and Country, our 9th Annual West Elementary School Family Picnic was a Huge Success again this year!  Over 500 West students, family members, and staff members thoroughly enjoyed our tradition of Food and Fun!

We are proud of the experiences our students have had during the first quarter of the school year and cannot wait to see what the rest of the fall semester brings!

Amanda Wilson

West Elementary School Principal

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LEADING by Example


The start of each school year brings new opportunities for students.  Our West Elementary School Students have already benefited from opportunities that encourage participation in something “EXTRA” and also promotes students to LEADERSHIP.

Mt. Vernon High School student athletes from a variety of Fall Sports and Band Members visited our West Elementary School Students in our cafeteria for ALL IN Friday before school on Friday, August 18th. West students were VERY Excited to have the opportunity to get autographs, take pictures, and visit with these Student Leaders from MVHS.  What’s even more impactful for our West Students is being able to hear and see that many of the Athletes and Band Members were former West Warriors themselves.  This absolutely encourages our own West Warriors to strive to participate in extra activities such as sports and music as they continue their student careers in the MSD of Mt. Vernon.  

Last week some of our own West Warriors took on LEADERSHIP positions here at West with the announcement of our new Student Council Members. 

We know our 2023-2024 West Elementary Student Council will do a Fantastic Job of planning Fun and Meaningful Activities for our school and community this year.

These West Elementary School Leaders will do an Excellent Job of representing our school and showing everyone what it means to RESPECT. WORK. and ACHIEVE!

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Welcome Back!


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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Notice: Free Meals for All Students Summer 2022

Please click here to learn more about our Summer Lunch Program - Feeding our Future! 


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Enroll Now for 2022-2023 PreSchool and PreK!



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West Elementary



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2021 Family Matters Backpack Giveaway

2021 Backpack Giveaway



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Notice: Free Meals for All Students


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved all schools to offer free lunch to all students regardless of income. Those schools that offer breakfast will be able to offer free breakfast to all students as well. This means students will receive their meals for FREE this school year.
Some things to keep in mind:

• Students must take the required components to make a reimbursable meal in order for it to be free. How students make a reimbursable meal will be posted/displayed in the cafeteria or during meal delivery. The cashier or other school staff will help students take a full reimbursable meal.
• If students purchase extras (such as a bottled drink) available in the serving line, a la carte (such as a singular milk or entree), snacks from vending machines, etc., the student will be charged for these items. If your student intends to purchase items other than a meal, please make sure there are adequate funds on their account.
• Nothing needs to be sent to the school in order to have a student receive meals for free. Free meals are automatically offered to all students regardless of income.
• Families that believe they would qualify for free and reduced meals normally, should still submit a free meal application as this can help with qualifying for other assistance programs for the family and student. Benefits from completing applications stretch far beyond the cafeteria and impact students in the classroom and at home. All information submitted in these applications is private and confidential.

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Feeding our Future

Feeding Hunger Feeding Hunger
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School Board Meeting CANCELED 2/15/2021


February 15th, 2021
Tonight's school board meeting at 5:45PM has been canceled.


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Kindergarten Roundup Rescheduled


Due to all MSDMV buildings being closed due to weather, Kindergarten Roundup has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 17.


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Winter Weather Early Release 1/27


Due to deteriorating weather conditions, we will be releasing students early today.

Releases times:

Elementary- 12:50

Junior High- 1:00

High School- 1:10

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SCHOOL OPEN - 1/20/21


The MSD of MV will be in normal session 1/20/21.
There was an incorrect news report this evening stating all Posey County schools would be virtual.
We’ll see you tomorrow!


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Kindergarten Roundup 2021


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MSDMV students show growth in Reading and Math



It was exciting to have our students return to the buildings this week as we begin the second semester. Safety protocols will continue for the remainder of the year and may be adjusted upon guidance from the state or county health department. We anticipate disruptions again this semester due to Covid-19. However, the MSD of Mount Vernon is still committed to providing in-person education as much as possible for the remainder of the school year. 

Despite various disruptions due to quarantine our students performed well overall during the 1st semester. Academically, the @i-Ready diagnostic indicates our students experienced 76% median growth in reading and 66% median growth in math. At this time of year 50% median growth is expected. Athletically, our high school fall sports had an excellent season. Artistically, our fall play was wonderful and our band and choir sounded just as good as ever. Like many of you I wish we could have larger crowds to enjoy our students’ accomplishments. Until larger crowds are possible we will continue streaming many of our events through Facebook or the MVHS Athletic website

We look forward to another semester of success!

Dr. Matt Thompson


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FREE Breakfast and Lunch Meals for ALL Students - Extended!


ALL breakfast and/or lunch meals will continue to be available at NO CHARGE to ALL MSD of Mt. Vernon students.

The USDA has announced that the emergency waiver which allows ALL students to receive a free breakfast and lunch each day at school has been extended through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

What to Expect: We are not changing the daily menu, the food items offered, or the meal service experience. Students will select the minimum required items to create a meal, and that meal will ring up at no charge. Students can still pay for ala carte items, second entrees, or second meals at current pricing. Families can leave funds in student lunch accounts to be used next semester. To qualify for textbook assistance, though, eligible families must still complete a free or reduced application.

Virtual Students: Free Grab and Go meals will continue to be available to virtual students this semester. Contact your child’s school to make arrangements for pickup times.

We appreciate the flexibility allowed by the USDA to help our families, and we thank you for your continued support for Mt. Vernon Schools!


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Early Release Days



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