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Junior High squad sweeps awards at cheer camp

Mount Vernon Junior High CheerleadersThe Mount Vernon Junior High Cheerleaders recently attended the National Cheerleader Association Leadership Camp at East Texas Baptist University. The group won every award

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Twenty-four new faces at Mount Vernon ISD for 2015-16

Twenty-four new faces were introduced at Mount Vernon ISD for the 2015-16 school year.Twenty-four new faces were introduced at Mount Vernon ISD for the 2015-16 school year. A short biography and photo of each can be found in the August 20 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Area classes resume August 24, Meet the Teacher set

Classes will resume at area schools including Mount Vernon, Saltillo, Sulphur Bluff, and Winfield on Monday, August 24. Each school has set their own schedules for preparing their teachers

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Safety is stressed for drivers near schools

Classes begin at area schools on Monday, August 24, and parents, drivers, and students are urged to be extra cautious in school zones and parking lots. There are several road closures and changes on

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District, all campuses meets TEA standards, distinctions designated

All four campuses and the district as a whole earned the accountability rating of Met Standard from the Texas Education Agency for the 2014-2015 school year. These ratings and distinctions

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Meal programs continue, cafeteria rates rise slightly

Mount Vernon ISD will participate in the free and reduced-price meals program again this year, and cafeteria rates have risen slightly. Last year, approximately 60 percent of students at MVISD

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Mount Vernon students receive FFA Lone Star degrees

Georgette Baldwin, Hannah Penny Natalie Oud, and Jocee Neal of the Mount Vernon FFA ChapterGeorgette Baldwin, Hannah Penny Natalie Oud, and Jocee Neal of the Mount Vernon FFA Chapter were awarded the Lone Star FFA Degree in at the 87th annual Texas FFA Convention.

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Updated shot records needed prior to school

All students at Mount Vernon ISD must be up to date on their immunizations prior to the start of school on Monday, August 24. Updated shot records can be dropped off at the Elementary or

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School board meets budget, sets 2015-2016 proposed tax rate

Members of the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees participated in their first budget workshop of the year in a special meeting on Monday, August 10. The group is getting a late start on the process,

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