December 6, 2013 Important Links and Latest News
Move of 6th Grade to Middle School
The Mount Vernon School Board voted at their regular meeting on November 20 to change grade bands. Effective with the 2014-2015 school year, 6th grade will be at the middle schools. Much will be done this winter and spring to ensure a smooth transition. For additional information on this change, including a proposed timeline, summary of parent meetings, frequently asked questions, and more, visit the Superintendent's Page.
Mount Vernon School District has lots of great videos on our YouTube account. Check them out here on You Tube.
Bowling Green, Kentucky video of the six high school students (Thalia Dominguez, Lucia Green, Ana Mendoza, Martha Morales, Rosa Paz, and Teresa Santos) who traveled to Bowling Green, Kentucky in mid-September to be the keynote presenters at Kentucky's State Migrant Conference. The six girls shared their personal stories with hundreds of conference attendees, then facilitated smaller breakout sessions focused on the healing power of personal stories. This all-expenses-paid speaking engagement was a product of the student's work on the book, DreamFields, published last year.
If you need a school calendar, find the 2013-2014 student and parent guide here. Calendars are also available at your child's school.
LaVenture Middle School now offers a dinner meal program for children under 18 on Monday-Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (except on early release days). Check this link for the menu and other important information.
Mount Vernon School District Vision & Mission (adopted 8/15/2012)
Vision: for more information on goals, please go to Board of Directors page
Our graduates are extraordinary people who embrace diversity. They are critical and inspired thinkers. They are passionate in pursuit of their goals and aspirations, and they are committed to their communities and to the betterment of society.
To expect, encourage, and facilitate the pursuit of excellence in our students, preparing them for a global environment in which life-long learning is critical to their success and happiness.
1. Early Learning. Ensure that every student completes kindergarten with the skills needed to be successful in their further education.
2. Quality Instruction. Engage and inspire every student through powerful instruction, fostering development of critical thinking and problem solving skills and motivating academic achievement through high expectations.
3. Family Partnerships. Engage families to provide encouragement and support to students, ensuring that student needs are met and their educational opportunities are enhanced.
4. Creative Independence. Encourage and facilitate student independence, self-motivation, perseverance, and creativity, preparing our graduates for continuing education, careers, and fulfulling lives.