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Million Word Challenge continues

Mount Vernon Intermediate School million word readersThe Million Word Challenge reading contest continues for students at Mount Vernon Intermediate School. Since early October, students have been challenged to read one million words in Accelerated Reader books.

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Siddens brothers place well at 4-H rabbit show

Kristopher and Marcus Siddens  of the Franklin County 4-H Club showed rabbits in several classes at the Texas State 4-H Rabbit Extravaganza in Gatesville and Franklin County 4-H had two individuals compete at the show.

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Booster Club presents annual report

Mary Keys reported to school board members that the booster club had provided $17,000 in supplies so far this year.The Mount Vernon Athletic Booster Club has provided $17,000 in equipment for sports programs for Mount Vernon schools this year. Regina Baird and Mary Keys, ABC president and treasurer,

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Gifts for residents

Members of the Mount Vernon High School Spanish ClubMembers of the Mount Vernon High School Spanish Club visited Mission Manor Nursing Home last week and  distributed gifts to residents. This year marks the fourth year the organization has partnered with Mission Manor and Mount Vernon House to deliver gifts to local residents at Christmas.

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School board considers calling for bond election in May

Members of the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees agreed that they should go to voters with a list of needs. The group did not call a bond election, but ironed out a list of items that would be included when they do make it official early next year.

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Million Word Challenge

Kayleigh Stevenson, Lauren Tran, Ben Minter, and  Max Rutledge have read one million words.Students at Mount Vernon Intermediate School have been participating in the Million Word Challenge reading contest since early October. Students were challenged to read one million words in AR testable books throughout the school year.

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Sixth grade class hoping to purchase mini iPads

Students in Desirae Long’s sixth grade English Language Arts class have adopted a classroom goal of obtaining a class set of mini iPads. They have teamed with the website, Donors Choose, to obtain their goal.

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Rotary Students for December 2013

Bailey Bohlken,  Nicholas PoeBailey Bohlken and Nicholas Poe were named Rotary Students of the Month for December at Mount Vernon High School. For more information, see the Dec. 19 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

UIL releases cutoff numbers

The Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) released conference cutoff numbers on Monday, setting the boundaries of the classifications for the 2012-2014 realignment,

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