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Band preparing to march into action

The Mount Vernon Mighty Tiger Marching Band is preparing to march into action for the 2016 season. New Marcher introduction will start July 27 and Band Camp will begin August 1. See the July 21 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details.

New principals join Mount Vernon ISD

Barry A. Baker and Jason GloverThere have been several changes in administrative positions at Mount Vernon ISD this summer. Barry A. Baker and Jason Glover have been hired as the high school principal and assistant principal, respectively.

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TEA waives third STAAR test for fifth, eighth grade students

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced last week that the third round of State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STARR) testing for fifth and eighth grade students was cancelled.

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Cheerleaders earn awards at camp

2016-2017 Mount Vernon High School varsity and junior varsity cheerleadersThe 2016-2017 Mount Vernon High School varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders competed at the UCA cheer camp at Great Wolf Lodge June 12-15.

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Talsma, Williams selected as FFA Foundation Ambassadors

Hylke Talsma and Brandon WilliamsHylke Talsma and Brandon Williams have been chosen to participate in the FFA Foundation Ambassador program. The Foundation Ambassadors serve as official liaisons to sponsors, special guests and dignitaries during the annual Texas FFA Convention set for July 11-15 in Dallas.

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Board wrestles with projected budget deficit

Mount Vernon ISD School Board members participated in a budget workshop prior to their regular meeting on Monday, June 20.

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Summer Feed ongoing at MVISD

The summer feeding program at Mount Vernon ISD is now underway in conjunction with the annual summer school and will continue through Thursday, June 23.

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Proposal to reduce staff riles teachers, citizens

Cindy Maxton spoke during the open forum sessionA larger than normal crowd attended the Mount Vernon ISD school board meeting on Monday, June 20, with most concerned about the district’s proposal to reduce teaching staff by attrition.

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Over $102,700 in scholarships awarded to Saltillo graduates

Senior students at Saltillo ISD received $102,758 in scholarship money during graduation ceremonies on Friday, May 27 at the school. For a listing of scholarships received by individual students, see the June 2 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.