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Saltillo ISD named 2014 National Blue Ribbon School

Kevin WoolleySaltillo ISD was recognized as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School last week by the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. A total of 287 public and 50 private schools nationwide received the honor with 28 being in Texas.

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School spirit

Yell leader Dakota Sanchez leads the varsity football team out of the tunnel at the beginning of the Tigers’ football gameYell leader Dakota Sanchez leads the varsity football team out of the tunnel at the beginning of the Tigers’ football game against Pittsburg last week.

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School bus wreck anniversary Monday

The 55th anniversary of the Mount Vernon school bus wreck will be Monday, September 29. The bus, carrying students and faculty to a football game in Cooper, was hit head on by a salt transport truck at the intersection of Hwy. 154 and FM 54 near Cooper.

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Citizens of the Month

Michelle Petty and Carolyn EdwardsMichelle Petty and Carolyn Edwards, center, represented the Mount Vernon elementary school custodial and maintenance staff, when the fourth grade class recognized the group as Citizens of the Month.

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Board wrestles with fund balance decision

Members of the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees continued to wrestle with how best to utilize the district’s fund balance during a special called meeting on Monday, September 22.

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Brass students attend TAMU-C workshop

Mount Vernon High School band students at Brass WorkshopSeveral members of the Mount Vernon High School band participated in an Brass Workshop at Texas A&M University - Commerce on Saturday, September 27.

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League of Honor

Sid Hicks accepted the award for Eula Carter, Charles Lowry accepted the award for Millard Fleming, and Pat Wright accepted her award.The 2014 inductees into the Mount Vernon ISD League of Honor were celebrated at half time of the Friday, September 5 football game. Sid Hicks accepted the award for Eula Carter, Charles Lowry accepted the award for Millard Fleming, and Pat Wright accepted her award.

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Duke Talent Search qualifiers announced

Duke Talent Search qualifiersSeventeen Mount Vernon Junior High students qualified for Duke TIPS Seventh Grade Talent Search for the 2014-2015 school year. This search identifies academically talented seventh graders based on standardized test scores.

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State standards met, technology needs detailed

Members of the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees listened to several presentations during their regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 8. They heard how each campus and the district met the State standard for STAAR tests and heard requests for additional technology in the classrooms.

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