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Board approves dual language program

Members of the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees approved becoming the first district in Region VIII to offer a Dual Language Two Way program. The district is currently using the One Way model, teaching students who are English language learners to be proficient in both English and Spanish.

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2014 Nominations sought for School League of Honor

Mount Vernon ISD is accepting nominations for the 2014 Franklin County Schools League of Honor. To date, no nominations have been received. As many as four students and two employees can be selected each year.

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Mount Vernon fifth and sixth grade Destination Imagination group named Bonus Team

 fifth and sixth grade Destination Imagination teamThe independent fifth and sixth grade Destination Imagination team earned a third place finish out of 21 teams at the regional event. The Mount Vernon group was picked as the Bonus Team and will advance to state.

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Final touches

Colby White and Cole Strickland drill pilot holes to mount a metal bar over a seam in the deck of a 24’ Gooseneck Lowboy trailerColby White and Cole Strickland drill pilot holes to mount a metal bar over a seam in the deck of a 24’ Gooseneck Lowboy trailer that  Mount Vernon FFA group will exhibit at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Ag Mechanics Contest March 21-23.

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Tigers beat Raiders, drop two at Quitman tournament

The Mount Vernon Tigers Varsity Baseball team wrapped up pre-district play by competing in the Quitman Bulldogs baseball tournament March 6-8. The Tigers  beat the Winnsboro Red Raiders 12-7 in their final game at the tournament.

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Mount Vernon Destination Imagination teams compete at regional event

Third and Fourth grade DI teamTwo Mount Vernon Elementary School Destination Imagination teams competed at the regional event in Mesquite recently. One team finished in sixth place, and the other claimed 10th.

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One Act Play public performance Sunday

A public performance of the 2014 Mount Vernon High School One Act Play will be Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. The group will present Unexpected Tenderness by Israel Horovitz. For more information, see the March 13 edition of the Mount Venrnon Optic-Herald.

Donald, Newby named Employees of the Year

MVISD employees honored at the school’s annual banquetDanielle Donald was named the Teacher of the Year and Samantha Newby was named Auxillary Employee of the Year at Mount Vernon ISD’s annual Employee Awards Banquet Tuesday, March 4.

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Destination Imagination teams headed for state in April

Destanation Imaginantion TeamThe seventh and eighth grade independent Destination Imagination team won first place at the regional event and will be making their fourth trip to the state competition. For more information about the regional event and a listing of team members, see the March 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.