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FFA plant sale Saturday

Members of the Mount Vernon High School FFA Horticulture Class will have a plant sale Saturday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to noon. The sale will be in the greenhouse behind the high school, adjacent to the senior parking lot.

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Dual language program

A total of 25 families attended the Dual Language Two Way program informational meetingA total of 25 families attended the Dual Language Two Way program informational meeting on Thursday, March 27 in the elementary cafeteria.

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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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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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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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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.