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Sky Ranch adventure

fifth grade class at Mount Vernon Intermediate SchoolThe entire fifth grade class at Mount Vernon Intermediate School took advantage of the opportunity to spend three days at Sky Ranch. The group participated in many hands on activities that will support what the classes are learning in both science and social studies class.

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One Act Play shines at Zone Competition

Grayson Pennington, Rebekah Reeves, and McKay Patrick portray a scene during the One Act Play public performance.Grayson Pennington, Rebekah Reeves, and McKay Patrick portray a scene during the One Act Play public performance. The Mount Vernon High School One Act Play competed at the Zone Competition Thursday, March 20 and came away with several awards.

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High school band performs at Walt Disney World, Florida

 Mount Vernon High School Marching Band membersThe Mount Vernon High School Marching Band members became stars of their own Disney show on March 10, when they entertained resort guests at the Magic Kingdom Park.

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School bond election Open Forum Monday

Members of the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees and the school’s Focal Committee will be available for questions during an Open Forum concerning the Special Bond Election on Monday, March 31

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Open Forum for school’s bond election planned

Mount Vernon ISD has scheduled an Open Forum concerning the Special Bond Election for Monday, March 31 at 6 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. The public is invited to learn more about the $14 million bond proposal. See the March 20 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.

Mandatory meeting for dual language program Thursday

The first of two mandatory meetings for parents interested in enrolling their Kindergarten age children in the new Dual Language Two Way program is Thursday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria.

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Board approves dual language program

Members of the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees approved becoming the first district in Region VIII to offer a Dual Language Two Way program. The district is currently using the One Way model, teaching students who are English language learners to be proficient in both English and Spanish.

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Million Word Challenge finishes strong

Million Word Challenge reading contest at Mount Vernon Intermediate School participantsThe Million Word Challenge reading contest at Mount Vernon Intermediate School ended on March 3. Over the course of the five week contest, students were challenged to read one million words in Accelerated Reader books.

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2014 Nominations sought for School League of Honor

Mount Vernon ISD is accepting nominations for the 2014 Franklin County Schools League of Honor. To date, no nominations have been received. As many as four students and two employees can be selected each year.

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