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Superintendent’s contract not renewed by school board

Superintendent John Kaufman’s contract with Mount Vernon ISD was not renewed by the school’s Board of Trustees on a 4-3 vote on Monday, January 12.

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Year in review - One Act Play

The cast and crew of MVISD’s State Champion One Act play received a hero’s welcome when they returned to Mount Vernon.The cast and crew of MVISD’s State Champion One Act play received a hero’s welcome when they returned to Mount Vernon. The MVISD Computer Science team were also State Champions.

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McCamant DAR winner

Milo McCamantMilo McCamant, a fifth grade student at Mount Vernon Intermediate School, was named the winner in an essay contest of the Martha Laird Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Student council tackles projects

Mount Vernon Intermediate School student councilMembers of the Mount Vernon Intermediate School student council have been busy with several projects this year. They collected $500 for toys for the angel tree program.

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Serving others

Adrian Thomas, Jhovany Guzman, and David Burd,Off-season football players Adrian Thomas, Jhovany Guzman, and David Burd, center, lent a hand to volunteers assembling back packs for elementary students on Tuesday, December 2.

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Angel shopping

Members of the junior high girls basketball teams shopped for gifts for two angels from the Community in Schools program.Members of the junior high girls basketball teams shopped for gifts for two angels from the Community in Schools program. The girls brought over $400 to purchase gifts.

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Minter, Johnson are Rotary Students for December

Jessica Minter, Nathan JohnJessica Minter and Nathan John were named the Rotary Students of the Month for December 2014 at Mount Vernon High School. For more information about these outstanding students, see the Dec. 11 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Junior High OAP wins event

The members of the junior high cast and crew for One Act Play won a competition on Wednesday, December 10. Payton Graves was named as Best Actor. Katelyn Tran and Justin Case were named to the All Star Cast.

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Saltillo FFA Greenhand Skills team competes at State

Jeb Hogan, Texas FFA Vice President, with Saltillo Greenhand Skills team members Michael McCarthy, Jordan Sustaire, and Max Humphries.Jeb Hogan, Texas FFA Vice President, with Saltillo Greenhand Skills team members Michael McCarthy, Jordan Sustaire, and Max Humphries. The team competed in the Texas State Leadership Event

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