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Daily Bulletin 10/26/23 - Gray Day


MT. VERNON HIGH SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN
Thursday, October 26, 2023 - Gray Day
Fall Picture Day in the PAC

  • Altered Chimes Schedule days for November:
  1. Wednesday, November 1st - Half Day Inservice
  1. Thursday, November 2nd 
  1. Wednesday, November 8th 
  1. Wednesday, November 15th 
  1. Wednesday, November 29th 

STUDENTS:

  • https://inter-state.com Click the Red Order Here and enter code 80451SA.  Picture forms will be handed out Friday, October 20th during 5th period.  Extra picture forms can be picked up in the counseling office.  Wednesday, October 25 & Thursday, October 26.  The photography sessions will take place tomorrow Wednesday, October 25th (Maroon Day periods 1 through 4), and Thursday, October 26th, (Gray Day periods 5 through 8).  We kindly request that students dress neatly on the day of their English class.  While every student’s photo will be included in the yearbook, there is no obligation to purchase the picture.  For our seniors, we encourage you to wear more formal attire on their English class day. Senior portraits will feature a distinct background in the yearbook.  Seniors are also encouraged to visit any outside photographer of their choice for formal senior photos. 
  • Purdue University will be here during lunch tomorrow (Oct 24th) to meet with students interested in attending their college.
  • MVHS will be hosting a blood drive on Friday, November 3. You may sign up to give using the google form link that will be emailed to you. To give blood you must: Be in good general health and feeling well  Be at least 17-years-old, or 16-years-old with parental consent. Weigh at least 110 lbs.
  • Letter Jacket Day will be this Thursday, October 26 during lunch in the cafe foyer.  A Neff representative will be on hand to assist with the purchase of letter jackets.  Be sure to bring in any items you wish to have sewn on, such as your varsity letter and any patches. Order forms are available in the athletic office.  Full payment is due when placing the order.    

Athletic Weekly Schedule

October 23,2023 - October 29, 2023

Thurs 10/26

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Building Our Future

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I am thrilled to provide you with an update on the wonderful endeavor undertaken by our high school
construction class, which many of you have been following.

As showcased in the attached photograph, our students have made remarkable progress on the
construction of a house. With the foundation firmly set and the walls rising, it's wonderful to witness the
structure taking form. The diligence, skill, and passion with which our young builders have approached
this project are evident in every beam they place and every nail they hammer.

This initiative goes beyond mere brick and mortar. It's about instilling a sense of responsibility,
teamwork, and pride in our students. They are not just building a house; they are laying the foundation
for their future, gaining invaluable hands-on experience that will undoubtedly serve them well in their
chosen careers.

The MSD of Mount Vernon takes great pride in providing our students with many different opportunities
to pursue their various interests. I’m glad that we live in a community that supports our youth in their
development. Together, we are not just constructing a building, but building character, fostering talent,
and nurturing the future leaders of our community.

Sincerely,
Dr. Matt Thompson
Superintendent
MSD Mount Vernon

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Daily Bulletin 10/25/23 - Maroon Day - Club Schedule


MT. VERNON HIGH SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - Maroon Day
Fall Picture Day in the PAC
Club Schedule for SAT Prep - Cornell Notes 
Students will meet in their coordinating groups during club time.
1st Period 8:05 am - 9:25 am
1FA 8:05 am - 9:00 am
2nd Period 9:35 am - 10:55 am
2FA 9:05 am - 10:00 am
3FA 10:05am - 10:55am
3rd Period 11:00 am - 12:50 pm
Coordinating Group 1:00 pm - 1:35 pm
4th Period 1:45 pm - 3:05 pm

  • Altered Chimes Schedule days for November:
  • Wednesday, November 1st - Half Day Inservice
  • Thursday, November 2nd - Club Schedule 
  • SAT PREP - Khan Academy - Coordinating Groups during club time
  • Wednesday, November 8th Club Schedule - 1st Club Cluster
  • Wednesday, November 15th Club Schedule - 2nd Club Cluster
  • Wednesday, November 29th 
  • Club Schedule - SAT PREP - Hashtag Reading - Coordinating Groups during club time

STUDENTS:

  • https://inter-state.com Click the Red Order Here and enter code 80451SA .  Picture forms will be  handed out Friday, October 20th during 5th period.  Extra picture forms can be picked up in the counseling office.  Wednesday, October 25 & Thursday, October 26. The photography sessions will take place tomorrow Wednesday, October 25th (Maroon Day periods 1 through 4), and Thursday, October 26th, (Gray Day periods 5 through 8).  We kindly request that students dress neatly on the day of their English class.  While every student’s photo will be included in the yearbook, there is no obligation to purchase the picture.  For our seniors, we encourage you to wear more formal attire on their English class day. Senior portraits will feature a distinct background in the yearbook.  Seniors are also encouraged to visit any outside photographer of their choice for formal senior photos. 
  • Purdue University will be here during lunch tomorrow (Oct 24th) to meet with students interested in attending their college.
  • MVHS will be hosting a blood drive on Friday, November 3. You may sign up to give using the google form link that will be emailed to you. To give blood you must: Be in good general health and feeling well. Be at least 17-years-old, or 16-years-old with parental consent. Weigh at least 110 lbs.
  • Letter Jacket Day will be this Thursday, October 26 during lunch in the cafe foyer.  A Neff representative will be on hand to assist with the purchase of letter jackets.  Be sure to bring in any items you wish to have sewn on, such as your varsity letter and any patches. Order forms are available in the athletic office.  Full payment is due when placing the order. 

Athletic Weekly Schedule

October 23,2023 - October 29, 2023

Wed 10/25

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Industriousness... What?

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All roads that lead to success have to pass through hard work boulevard at some point.

Are you a bit of a nerd?  I know I am.  I find myself drawn to straight lines, spreadsheets, and non-fiction books.  Do you share my fascination with what it takes to be successful?  Do you wonder how we can develop habits in our youth that lead them to success?  If you’re nodding your head, you’re not alone.  Developing daily habits often leads to a lifelong quest for self-improvement and achievement.  

If you’re familiar with Indiana native and legendary basketball coach John Wooden, you might know about his Pyramid of Success.  Because I can’t help myself, I’ve crafted my own version, known as the Pyramid of Excellence.  Three foundational blocks in this pyramid are Enthusiasm, Growth Mindset and Industriousness.  In a previous Principal Perspective, I delved into Growth Mindset, and in the future, I’ll explore the realm of Enthusiasm.  Today, let’s focus on the cornerstone of Industriousness.  

According to Dictionary.com, industriousness is defined as the constant, energetic, or devoted effort. It signifies hard work—very hard work. It's essential to understand that there's no substitute for extreme dedication and effort when it comes to achieving real success. From the grandest of achievements to the smallest of victories, it all starts with a strong work ethic.  I have not known any individual anywhere who achieved real success without working extremely hard.

As parents, we often wish for our children to lead better lives than we did. Sometimes, we mistakenly equate "easier" with "better." It's important to remind ourselves that allowing our kids to face and overcome challenges is a vital part of their growth. Productive struggle necessitates effort, and to surmount obstacles, industriousness is the key. It's an idea we can all agree upon: industriousness is a precursor to success. After all, why do all roads to success lead through Hard Work Boulevard?

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Daily Bulletin 10/24/23 - Gray Day


MT. VERNON HIGH SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - Gray Day

STUDENTS:

  • TOMORROW we will be on the club schedule for SAT Prep - Cornell Notes. Students will meet in their coordinating groups during club time.
  • https://inter-state.com Click the Red Order Here and enter code 80451SA .  Picture forms will be handed out Friday, October 20th during 5th period.  Extra picture forms can be picked up in the counseling office.  Wednesday, October 25 & Thursday, October 26.  The photography sessions will take place tomorrow Wednesday, October 25th (Maroon Day periods 1 through 4), and Thursday, October 26th, (Gray Day periods 5 through 8).  We kindly request that students dress neatly on the day of their English class.  While every student’s photo will be included in the yearbook, there is no obligation to purchase the picture.  For our seniors, we encourage you to wear more formal attire on their English class day. Senior portraits will feature a distinct background in the yearbook.  Seniors are also encouraged to visit any outside photographer of their choice for formal senior photos. 
  • Purdue University will be here during lunch tomorrow (Oct 24th) to meet with students interested in attending their college.
  • MVHS will be hosting a blood drive on Friday, November 3. You may sign up to give using the google form link that will be emailed to you. 

To give blood you must: Be in good general health and feeling well.  Be at least 17-years-old, or 16-years-old with parental consent.  Weigh at least 110 lbs.

  • Letter Jacket Day will be this Thursday, October 26 during lunch in the cafe foyer.  A Neff representative will be on hand to assist with the purchase of letter jackets.  Be sure to bring in any items you wish to have sewn on, such as your varsity letter and any patches. Order forms are available in the athletic office.  Full payment is due when placing the order. 

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October 23,2023 - October 29, 2023

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Daily Bulletin 10/23/23


MT. VERNON HIGH SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN
Monday, October 23, 2023 - Maroon Day

STUDENTS:

  • https://inter-state.com Click the Red Order Here and enter code 80451SA .  Picture forms will be handed out Friday, October 20th during 5th period.  Extra picture forms can be picked up in the counseling office. 

Fall Picture Day is… Wednesday, October 25 & Thursday, October 26 .   The photography sessions will take place on Wednesday, October 25th (Maroon Day periods 1 through 4), and Thursday, October 26th, (Gray Day periods 5 through 8).  We kindly request that students dress neatly on the day of their English class.  While every student’s photo will be included in the yearbook, there is no obligation to purchase the picture.  For our seniors, we encourage you to wear more formal attire on their English class day. Senior portraits will feature a distinct background in the yearbook.  Seniors are also encouraged to visit any outside photographer of their choice for formal senior photos. 

  • Purdue University will be here during lunch tomorrow (Oct 24th) to meet with students interested in attending their college.
  • MVHS will be hosting a blood drive on Friday, November 3. You may sign up to give using the google form link that will be emailed to you. 

To give blood you must: Be in good general health and feeling well.   Be at least 17-years-old, or 16-years-old with parental consent.  Weigh at least 110 lbs.

  • Letter Jacket Day will be Thursday, October 26 during lunch in the cafe foyer.  A Neff representative will be on hand to assist with the purchase of letter jackets.  Be sure to bring in any items you wish to have sewn on, such as your varsity letter and any patches. Order forms are available in the athletic office.  Full payment is due when placing the order.    

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Daily Bulletin 10/20/23 - Gray Day


MT. VERNON HIGH SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN
Friday, October 20, 2023 - Gray Day

STUDENTS:

Picture forms will be handed out Friday, October 20th during 5th period.  Extra picture forms can be picked up in the counseling office. 

Fall Picture Day is… Wednesday, October 25 & Thursday, October 26  

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Daily Bulletin 10/19/23 - Maroon Day


MT. VERNON HIGH SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN
Thursday, October 19, 2023 - Maroon Day

PSAT Testing Day

STUDENTS:

Picture forms will be handed out Friday, October 20th during 5th period.  Extra picture forms 

can be picked up in the counseling office. 

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Daily Bulletin 10/18/23 - Gray Day



MT. VERNON HIGH SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - Gray Day

7th period C117 will report to the Media Center today!

STUDENTS:

Picture forms will be handed out Friday, October 20th during 5th period.  Extra picture forms can be picked up in the counseling office. 

Fall Picture Day is… Wednesday, October 25 & Thursday, October 26  

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Daily Bulletin 10/17/23 - Maroon Day



MT. VERNON HIGH SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - Maroon Day

STUDENTS:

Picture forms will be handed out Friday, October 20th during 5th period.  Extra picture forms 

can be picked up in the counseling office. 

Fall Picture Day is… Wednesday, October 25 & Thursday, October 26  

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Daily Bulletin 10/16/23 - Gray Day


MT. VERNON HIGH SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN
Monday, October 16, 2023 - Gray Day

The Media Center is CLOSED today!

STUDENTS:

  • The Media Center is closed today!
  • Students: Your backpacks should be placed in your lockers “not laying in hallways or behind doors”. 
  • Girls basketball official practice/tryout begins today.

Picture forms will be handed out Friday, October 20th during 5th period.  Extra picture forms can be picked up in the counseling office. Fall Picture Day is… Wednesday, October 25 & Thursday, October 26  The photography sessions will take place on Wednesday, October 25th (Maroon Day periods 1 through 4), and Thursday, October 26th, (Gray Day periods 5 through 8).  We kindly request that students dress neatly on the day of their English class.  While every student’s photo will be included in the yearbook, there is no obligation to purchase the picture.  For our seniors, we encourage you to wear more formal attire on their English class day. Senior portraits will feature a distinct background in the yearbook.  Seniors are also encouraged to visit any outside photographer of their choice for formal senior photos. 

CONGRATULATIONS:

  • Congratulations to Krissy Bazan, Makayla Schneider and Maddie Abel who all advance to the cross country regional at Angel Mounds next weekend. Good luck, Ladies!    

October 16, 2023 - October 22, 2023

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Daily Bulletin 10/13/23 - Maroon Day


MT. VERNON HIGH SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN
Friday, October 13, 2023 - Maroon Day

STUDENTS:

  • Girls basketball official practice/tryout begins Monday, October 16th

Picture forms will be handed out Friday, October 20th during 5th period.  Extra picture forms can be picked up in the counseling office. 

Fall Picture Day is… Wednesday, October 25 & Thursday, October 26  

The photography sessions will take place on Wednesday, October 25th (Maroon Day periods 1 through 4), and Thursday, October 26th, (Gray Day periods 5 through 8).  We kindly request that students dress neatly on the day of their English class.  While every student’s photo will be included in the yearbook, there is no obligation to purchase the pictures.

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Daily Bulletin 10/12/23 Gray Day


MT. VERNON HIGH SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN

Thursday, October 12, 2023 - Gray Day

STUDENTS:

  • Girls basketball official practice/tryout begins Monday, October 16th
  • The Art Guild will have an art camp meeting today after school in Mrs. Glaser’s room F102 

until 4 o’clock. 

Fall Picture Day is… Wednesday, October 25 & Thursday, October 26 during students' English class on each day.   Order Code: 80451S  

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Daily Bulletin 10/11/23 - Maroon Day - Club Schedule



MT. VERNON HIGH SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 - Maroon Day

CLUB SCHEDULE - 2nd Club Cluster


STUDENTS:


  • The 2nd Club Cluster will be meeting today.

 

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Daily Bulletin 10/10/23 - Gray Day



MT. VERNON HIGH SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - Gray Day

STUDENTS:

  • Art Guild will have an art camp planning meeting after school Thursday in Mrs. Glaser’s room F102 until 4 o’clock on Thursday. 
  • Friendly reminder that the NHS will hold their monthly membership meeting on Thursday, October 12th, 2023, at 7:30am in the media center.  Any member unable to attend due to school-related activities, is required to contact either Mr. Bethel or Mr. Bacon before October 12th.

Fall Picture Day is… Wednesday, October 25 & Thursday, October 26.   Order Code: 80451S  *Student pictures will be taken during English class on these dates

CONGRATULATIONS:

  • "Congratulations to the Marching Band that received a Gold rating this past Saturday and has advanced to ISSMA State Semi-Finals on October 21st!"

October 9, 2023 - October 15, 2023

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Daily Bulletin 10/05/23 - Maroon Day



MT. VERNON HIGH SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN
Thursday, October 05, 2023 - Maroon Day

STUDENTS:

Fall Picture Day is… Wednesday, October 25 & Thursday, October 26.  Order Code: 80451S  *Student pictures will be taken during English class on these dates

Activities for October 2, 2023 - October 8, 2023

Thurs 10/5

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Daily Bulletin 10/04/23 - Gray Day


MT. VERNON HIGH SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN
Wednesday, October 04, 2023 - Gray Day

CLUB Schedule - Media Center CLOSED today!

STUDENTS:

  • The Creativity Club will NOT meet today.
  • The Media Center will be closed today.

Fall Picture Day is… Wednesday, October 25 & Thursday, October 26.  Order Code: 80451S  *Student pictures will be taken during English class on these dates


Activities for October 2, 2023 - October 8, 2023

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Family, Community, Country

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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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The Comet Connection: Monthly Newsletter

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October Newsletter

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Daily Bulletin 10/03/23 - Maroon Day




MT. VERNON HIGH SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN
Tuesday, October 03 2023 - Maroon Day

*Tomorrow we will be on CLUB Schedule

STUDENTS:

  • The winner for participating in college t-shirt day last week is Megan Osborne.
  • Clubs will begin tomorrow Wednesday, October 4. 
  • The Creativity Club will NOT meet tomorrow during clubs.
  • The Media Center will be closed all day tomorrow.
  • Art Guild Members (Old & New) there will be an important planning meeting tomorrow morning at 7:30 in Mrs. Glaser's room, F102. Don't forget we will have our first In-School Club Meeting on Wednesday. 

Fall Picture Day is… Wednesday, October 25 & Thursday, October 26 Order Code: 80451S  *Student pictures will be taken during English class on these dates


Activities for October 2, 2023 - October 8, 2023

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