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School bond passes by eight votes

Eight votes. That was the margin that passed the $14 million bond proposal for Mount Vernon ISD on Saturday, May 10. It will go down in the record books as the closest vote for a non-candidate election in MVISD history.

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Van Dieden named Honorary Chapter Farmer at FFA Banquet

Award recipients at the FFA BanquetArnie Van Dieden was named as the 2014 Honorary Chapter Farmer at the annual Mount Vernon FFA Banquet on Thursday, May 1 in the high school dining hall.

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One Act Play is Goin’ to State!

One Act Play cast members perform a scene from this year’s presentation.The cast and crew for the Mount Vernon High School claimed first place at the Regional event and will advance to the State Competition May 20 in Austin.

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Mega-readers rewarded

Mount Vernon Elementary students who earned 100 or more points in the Accelerated Reading programMount Vernon Elementary students who earned 100 or more points in the Accelerated Reading program were treated to an Italian dinner off-campus on Monday, May 5.

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One Act Play fund raiser

Ceca Patrick, at left, serves desserts following a performance by the One Act Play.Ceca Patrick, at left, serves desserts following a performance by the One Act Play. The group presented their play Unexpected Tenderness,  and provided desserts to raise funds as they continue in UIL competition.

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Brown, Evans are outstanding athletes for 2013-2014

Award recipients at the All Sports BanquetAshley Brown and Aquavion Evans were named the Outstanding Athletes for  2013-2014 at the All Sports Banquet for Mount Vernon High School on Monday, May 5.

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Baird is outstanding Region 8 principal

Kelly BairdMount Vernon High School Principal Kelly Baird has been selected to represent Region 8 as the Outstanding Principal of the Year with the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals.

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Ag Mechanics is fourth in State

Saltillo Ag Mechanic team members James Stretcher, Marc Boekhorst, Jeff Holter, and Tucker Johnson, pose state vice president Rhett Wilson after placing fourth at the State Competition.Saltillo Ag Mechanic team members James Stretcher, Marc Boekhorst, Jeff Holter, and Tucker Johnson, pose state vice president Rhett Wilson after placing fourth at the State Competition.

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SMART girls

Susan Huizinga, at right, and Ericka Marker, at left, recently taught classes at the SMART girls conference at NTCC and were joined by several Mount Vernon students.Susan Huizinga, at right, and Ericka Marker, at left, recently taught classes at the SMART girls conference at NTCC and were joined by several Mount Vernon students.

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