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Tiger Band sends 24 to State Solo and Ensemble Competition

Tiger Band members who competed at the Region IV UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest.Thirty-three members of the Mount Vernon High School Tiger Band competed in the Region IV UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest at Texas A&M University- Commerce on Friday, February 6.

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Financial Aid Night February 9

Mount Vernon High School will be host for a Financial Aid Night for seniors and their parents on Monday, February 9, from  6 to 7 p.m. in the High School Lecture Hall.

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National Beta qualifier

Monika WartenbeeMonika Wartenbee, a senior at Saltillo High School, will represent Texas at the National Beta Convention this summer in Nashville, Tenn. She received third place in creative writing at the State Beta Convention in San Antonio on January 9-10.

Gamez crowned 2015 queen

2015 Saltillo High School Homecoming CourtClarissa Gamez was crowned as the 2015 Homecoming Queen in Saltillo, Texas on Friday, January 30. For a listing of other candidates including in the Homecoming Court, see the February 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

FFA representatives

Hylke Talsma, Jocee NealHylke Talsma was elected as the FFA Paris District Vice President and Jocee Neal was elected to represent the district an an Area officer at the district convention on Thursday, January 15.

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Abstinence program to be previewed for parents

Parents of eighth and 10th grade students at Mount Vernon ISD are being encouraged to attend a parent preview night of the ESTEEM abstinence program on Monday, February 2 at 6 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.

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School board appreciation

School board member Kathy Byrd admires her new fleece, zippered vestSchool board member Kathy Byrd admires her new fleece, zippered vest with the school logo on it. Each board member received a vest from the district and a sack full of thank you notes from elementary students in recognition of school board appreciation month.

Intermediate school nominated for National Blue Ribbon honor

The staff at Mount Vernon Intermediate SchoolThe Mount Vernon Intermediate School has been nominated by the Commissioner of Education, Michael Williams, as a National Blue Ribbon School (NBRS). Only 26 of the 9,300 schools in the state were nominated for this honor.

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Bids expected next week for school’s $14 million bond project

Bids for the construction of the Mount Vernon ISD gym and field house, the science and fine arts renovations, and the repaving of the district’s roadways are due next Thursday, January 22.

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