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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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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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Johnson signs with Ouachita Baptist

Family and friends accompany Sarah Johnson as she signs with Ouachita Baptist.Sarah Johnson signed a letter of intent to play softball with the Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark. on Thursday, November 14. She is the daughter of Ron and Gale Johnson and will play catcher and first base for the Lady Tigers.

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Therapy dog wins the hearts of elementary students

Tess, a therapy dog, listens as both Maddy Smith and Cole Graves take turns reading aloudTess, a therapy dog, listens as both Maddy Smith and Cole Graves take turns reading aloud to her at Mount Vernon Elementary School. Tess is an attentive listener and never judges or corrects when struggling readers stumble over words.Who is the most popular member of the Mount Vernon Elementary School (MVES) staff? Apparently it is Tess, the English Lab who works as Amy Stewart’s partner in the counseling office. Tess is a therapy dog that Mrs. Stewart helped bring to Mount Vernon. See the December 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for a heart warming feature story about Tess.

Bohlken signs with Mary Hardin Baylo

Family and friends accompany Bailey Bohlken as  she signs with Mary Hardin BaylorBailey Bohlken signed a letter of intent to play softball with the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton, Texas on Thursday, November 14. Bohlken is the daughter of Tony and Dana Bohlken and will play catcher for the Lady Crusaders.

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Thanksgiving dinner

Members of the Mount Vernon High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America organizationMembers of the Mount Vernon High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America organization met for their annual Thanksgiving potluck dinner on Tuesday, November 19 in the High School Dining Hall.

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Rotary students of the month announced

Emily Floyd and Chantz JeterEmily Floyd and Chantz Jeter were selected as the Rotary Students of the Month for November at Mount Vernon High School. Miss Floyd is a senior at Mount Vernon High School and is the daughter of Brad and Robin Floyd.

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Junior high one act play to perform for public Dec. 1

Mount Vernon Junior High One Act Play cast and crewMembers of the Mount Vernon Junior High one act play Liza and the Riddling Cave  will perform for the public at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 1 in the school auditorium.

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Turkey bowling

Camden Ables and Brylon Bolin, at back,  Landon Copeland frontCamden Ables and Brylon Bolin, at back, cheer as Landon Copeland lunges a frozen turkey to knock over the bowling pins at the annual Turkey Bowl event at Mount Vernon Elementary School on Tuesday, November 5. After bowling a strike, he was given a prize from the boys cheering for him.