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Kindergarten enrollment open

Mount Vernon Elementary School is still accepting registration for kindergarten students. Parents who were unable to attend the Kindergarten Roundup in April may

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School board members begin budget process for 2013-14 year

School board members began the budget process for the 2013-14 school year in a special meeting on Monday, July 22. They spent the bulk of their time circling two key issues, equitable pay raises and funding for a second school resource officer.

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Sulphur Bluff seniors awarded over $90,000 in scholarships

Senior students at Sulphur Bluff ISD received $93,950 in scholarship money during graduation ceremonies on Friday, June 7 at the school. For a listing of awards students received, see the June 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

School board appoints panel, starts bond process

A 13 member Focal Committee was unanimously approved by members of the Board of Trustees for Mount Vernon Schools during their regular meeting on Monday, July 8.

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Over $350,000 in scholarships awarded to Saltillo graduates

Senior students at Saltillo ISD received $350,056 in scholarship money during graduation ceremonies on Friday, June 7 at the school. See the June 13 edition for a listing of awards that students received.

Joe Thomas is head boys basketball coach

Joe ThomasJoe Thomas has been named as the head boys basketball coach at Mount Vernon ISD for the 2013-14 school year. He will continue to serve as the head volleyball coach.

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Black graduates honored at Heritage Scholarship Banquet

Those honored at the annual Black Onyx Club’s scholarship banquet included, front row, Freda Evans, Kentriea Doss, Mystaria Brigham, Aylesha Williams, back row, Sakorey Chandler, Jacorey Rogers, Keenan Allen, and Myrodge McGill.Six local high school graduates, two college graduates and their families were recognized during the sixth annual Heritage Scholarship Banquet. The banquet is sponsored annually by the Black Onyx Club.

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MVISD releases STAAR, end of course exam results

Mount Vernon ISD Curriculum Director Carolyn Newsom released the 2012-13 STAAR testing results this week. Local students fared better than their statewide counterparts

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Band students receive two at state

Band students competed at state ensemble contestFive Mount Vernon High School Tiger Band students performed at the UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition on Monday, May 27, 2013 in Austin and received a second

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