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School board convenes for special meeting

Members of the Mount Vernon School Board of Trustees convened for a special called meeting on Tuesday, April 18 at 8 a.m. to officially hire Carley Hunt as the district’s theatre teacher.

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DI team advancing to Globals

Brian Baird, Kristina King, and Brent BairdThe Mount Vernon ISD Destination Imagination (DI) team will be advancing to the Global competition May 24-27 in Knoxville, Tenn.

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Land Judging’s going to state

Mount Vernon Land Judging TeamThe Mount Vernon FFA Land Judging Team won first place out of 20 schools at the area contest April 4 at NTCC.

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Nominations still being accepted

Nominations are still being accepted for the 2017 Franklin County Schools League of Honor. The deadline for submission is May 15.

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Board announcement, or lack thereof, angers audience

The Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees could possibly have been in violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act during the Monday, April 10 regular meeting.

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Saltillo UIL team members headed for regional competition

Members of the Saltillo High school Academic UIL team Members of the Saltillo High school Academic UIL team have qualified for the Regional event. They competed at the Conference 1A, District 23 meet. For results from the meet and a listing of those advancing to State, see the April 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Academic UIL winners advancing to Region

Several members of the Mount Vernon High School Academic UIL team are advancing to the regional competition after placing at the district contest.

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State UIL

Mount Vernon High School UIL Accounting teamThe Mount Vernon High School UIL Accounting team won first place at the regional competition and has earned the right to advance to the state competition.

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Band students advance to UIL State Solo and Ensemble competition

MVHS Band students advancing to UIL State Solo and Ensemble competition.Members of the Mount Vernon High School Tiger Band recently competed in the Region IV UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest and 23 students qualified to advance to the State competition.

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