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Elementary raises $17,000 for American Heart Association

Fourth grade teacher Kodeann Crawford is pelted by water balloons from all directions after there was 100 percent participation in the American Heart Association fund raising by her students.Students at Mount Vernon Elementary School celebrated raising $17,302.90 for the American Heart Association at the campus wide Heart Rally on Tuesday, March 17.

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Students prepare to exhibit at project show

Students who are members of the Mount Vernon FFA, Mount Vernon Junior FFA, and Franklin County 4-H organizations have signed up to exhibit goats, steers, dairy heifers, and broilers at this year’s project show and auction on Saturday, March 28.

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Haley signs with Tyler Junior College

Hunter Haley signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Tyler Junior CollegeHunter Haley signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Tyler Junior College on Wednesday, March 4. He was joined by his coaches, teammates and family during the ceremony at Mount Vernon High School.

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Competition trailer

Fetzen Talsma puts the final touches on paper work under the watchful eyes of Jose Calvillo, Ethan Burnett, and Zack Duenez.Fetzen Talsma puts the final touches on paper work under the watchful eyes of Jose Calvillo, Ethan Burnett, and Zack Duenez. The FFA students built a 35 foot dual tandem trailer

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Ground breaking set for new gymnasium

A ground breaking ceremony for the $10.2 million gymnasium and field house at Mount Vernon ISD has been set for 5 p.m. on Monday, March 16. The event will be conducted at the south end of Don Meredith Stadium.

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Concrete and roadway bids $650,000 over budget

Concrete and roadway bids,  part of the $14 million bond package, came in $650,000 over budget, Superintendent John Kaufman explained to members of the Mount Vernon ISD School Board.

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Colorguard, Winterguard earn top ratings at Regionals

Members of the 2015 Colorguard and Winterguard teamsThe Mount Vernon High School Colorguard and Winterguard teams excelled at the Regional Competition on Sunday, March 1. The Marching Auxiliaries Northeast Texas Regional Dance and Flag Competition was at Haltom City High School.

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Ground breaking

Superintendent John Kaufman, members of the Mount Vernon ISD School Board, and Facilities Director John Duvall turn over shovels full of dirt during a ground breaking ceremonySuperintendent John Kaufman, members of the Mount Vernon ISD School Board, and Facilities Director John Duvall turn over shovels full of dirt during a ground breaking ceremony on Monday, March 16.

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Rita Long named MVISD Teacher of the Year

MVISD employees honored for their service.Rita Long was named the Teacher of the Year and Antsje “Ann” Schoonhoven was named Auxiliary Employee of the Year at Mount Vernon ISD’s annual Employee Awards Banquet Monday, March 2.

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