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School district Backs the Blue

Sheriff Ricky Jones, center, and members of his staff accepts letters,  banners, and luncheon items from Mount Vernon ISD students.Staff and students from Mount Vernon ISD showed their support for local law enforcement with letters, banners, and a luncheon on Friday, September 16.

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Patrick, Williams crowned 2016 queen, king

McKay Patrick and Brandon Williams were crowned the 2016 homecoming queen and king during pre-game ceremonies on Friday, September 16McKay Patrick and Brandon Williams were crowned the 2016 homecoming queen and king during pre-game ceremonies on Friday, September 16 at Don Meredith Stadium.

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Ceremonies for League of Honor set for Friday night

Jerry JumperEdna Hunnicutt and Jerry Jumper will be inducted into Mount Vernon ISD’s League of Honor on Friday, September 16.

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MVISD releases STAAR, end of course exam results

Mount Vernon ISD Curriculum Director Carolyn Newsom presented the results of the 2015-16 STAAR testing and End of Course Exams to school board members during their regular September meeting.

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Hunnicutt to be inducted into school’s League of Honor

Edna HunnicuttTwo former students, one of whom was also an employee of  Mount Vernon schools, make up the 2016 class of inductees into the Franklin County League of Honor.

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All campuses meet TEA standards

All four campuses and the district as a whole earned the accountability rating of Met Standard from the Texas Education Agency for the 2015-2016 school year.

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School board sets tax rate at $1.2689

The Mount Vernon School Board adopted a total tax ordinance of $1.2689 for 2016 in a special called meeting on Monday, August 29. This will bring in $12,248,876 at a 98 percent collection rate.

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Homecoming Court

front row, Savanna Oud, Elizabeth Stone, McKay Patrick, Savannah Wagner, Emily Olivas, Katelyn Tran, Taylor Copeland, and back row, Brandon Williams, Kasey Cannaday, Taylor Ibarra, and Barnabas Hughes.A Homecoming Queen and King will be crowned during pregame ceremonies at the Tigers vs. Ore City game on Friday, September 16.

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Saltillo welcomes five new teachers

David SticklesDavid Stickles has joined Saltillo ISD as the superintendent/principal. Four other teachers have also joined the staff for the 2016-17 school year. See the August 25 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for background on each of the new personnel.