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Mount Vernon School District

If you have a child interested in enrolling at Mount Vernon School District please contact the school at 605-236-5237 or email Superintendent pat.mikkonen@k12.sd.us to schedule a tour and discuss fall enrollment options.

Mount Vernon Purpose Statement

Empowering Students to Recognize and Optimize Their Full Academic Potential.

The purpose of the Mount Vernon School District, administration, faculty, students, parents, and community is:  To empower students to recognize and optimize their full academic potential for life-long learning in a safe and caring environment, reflective of our changing diverse world.

Congratulations to the MV Jazz Band and Jazz Choir on fantastic performances at the USD Jazz Festival on March 13th.

Jazz Band took home 3rd place out of 10 bands in Class A.

Jazz Choir took home 1st place out of 5 choirs in Class A.

Volleyball Skill's Camp

Hi, I’m Hailey Walz I’m a senior in Mount Vernon. For my senior project I’m doing a volleyball camp. I want to share my love for the game of volleyball. We will be teaching volleyball fundamentals. Which will include:

  • Passing
  • Setting
  • Hitting

Sign up date is Wednesday May 23rd. Please return the form with shirt size and payment. You can also email me at HW3138@K12.sd.us or text or call me at 605-933-1054. Please let Coach Deinert or myself know if you want to attend the camp. I look forward to spending the day with you. 😊

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6-12 Spring Concert

Watch the 6th-12th grade perform their Spring Concert at 7:30pm.

Click Here --> Watch Live

Girls Basketball Camp

During this two day camp, your child will be taught by current MVP Titan players with the guidance of Coach Kristensen. The camp will focus on fundamentals, skill work, and team building. The cost will be $20 which will include a T-Shirt. We look forward to seeing you there.

Students going into Grades 3-5 will be in Session 1.

Students going into Grades 6-8 will be in Session 2.

Track Results

Canton- Girls

Platte- Girls

PK-5 Spring Concert

Watch the PreK through 5th grade perform their Spring Concert Live!

Click here --> Spring Concert

Preschool Registration Night

Monday May 7th from 5:30-6:30pm.

Must be 4 years old by September 1st, 2018

Please contact the school if you are unable to attend and would like to registar your child.

Academic Awards Ceremony

Academic Awards Ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 9th at 2:30 PM in the TYCC.  This will include the National Honor Society Induction ceremony, Academic achievement recognition and scholarship presentations.  We are excited to include our entire student body in this celebration of our students success.  This will allow students to see what is available to them through hard work and dedication to their school work, while giving the students recieving the honors the support that they deserve.  Please spread the word, we welcome parents, grandparents, and our community to join us!

Youth Baseball/Softball 2018 Registration

Click here --> Mount Vernon Registration Agreement


Sudden Cardiac Death Screening coming to Mount Vernon

Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention Screening will be offered at the Mount Vernon School on April 30th.  It is for students and young adults ages 12-34, Screening America came about after the untimely death of a Baltic student.  This will be the 3rd screening we will host in Mount Vernon and we have had a family lucky enough to have discovered a heart defect in their student that would not have been found at regular Dr appointments and/or at any sports physical exam.  This screening consists of a limited echocardiogram, healthy history, 12 lead ECG and blood pressure check all reviewed by a local Board Certified Cardiologist.  If you would like I can email you the informationor you can go to screening-america.com.  You can sign your student up on line or call the school and we will help you.  Cost is $89 for the first student and $44.50 for any additional.  Please let me know if you have any other questions or if you would like me to send the paper work home with your student.  

Allison 605-236-5237 Ext 0

Snack Pack Program

If you would like to donate food items for the snack packs a list of common items is provided but not limited to. 

Congratulations Mount Vernon State Art Participants

Mount Vernon Art Contestants

Mt Vernon Community Blood Drive

Sponsored by: Mt Vernon HS

Wednesday, April 11th from 12pm - 6pm at the Mt Vernon School Gym

To schedule an appointment call Pat Mikkonen at (605)236-5238 or go to www.bloodhero.com!

Use sponsor code: mtvernon

DWU Track Results

Boys Results

Girls Results

CBH Academic Festival

Wednesday April 4th 

8 am At DWU

No School Friday March 16th

Just a reminder, that there is NO SCHOOL on this Friday the 16th.  This is a scheduled vacation day on the school calendar.

State Visual Arts Contest

Date of the contest: March 15-17

Awards held: March 17 @ 4:30 pm

Place of the contest: Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls

Address: 1201 West Ave, SF SD 57104

Girls On The Run

This great program is coming to Mt Vernon starting March 5th.  Information will be sent home with all girls in 3rd thru 5th grade.  Visit https://www.receplanner.com/register/index/SD-IA-MN-GOTR-HS-Spring-2018  for the application and more information.  You can also reach Angela Eide @ angela.eide@gmail.com

Late start Wednesday March 7th

9:45 AM late start Wednesday, March 7th.

 NO PK or breakfast. No North Bus Route, Bus to 4-H grounds adjust pick up time to 9:15.  Anyone who lives in the country where roads are impassable just call school in the AM and let us know if you can't make it.  605-236-5237

Cancellation Notice

Due to the impending blizzard warning for Monday March. 5th.  There will be no school tomorrow.

Region 5A Boys Game

Watch the MVP Titans vs Parker Pheasants Live Friday, March 2nd. The game is scheduled to start at 7pm in Parker. The winner will advance to the Round of 16.

Click Here for the game.

Boys Basketball Schedule Change for tonight!

Due to the impending weather tonight, MVP and MCM have decided to move the games up and will go with a rolling schedule.  Game will run as follows:

4:00 C game: 5 minute quarters and a 2 minute halftime

4:45 JV game: 6 minute quarters and a 2 minute halftime

5:30 Senior Recognition

5:45 Varsity game: 15 minute warmup to the regularly played game

*Note Times are approximate and will be on a rolling schedule

Double Header Basketball Game in Mount Vernon

MVP Titans vs Dell Rapids Quarriers
Old Gym - Boys C 4:00 followed by JV game
TYCC - Girls JV 4:00 followed by C game

Girls Varsity @ 6:30 followed by Boys Varsity
Game Link: https://youtu.be/J-04ZDBogdk

Schedule Changes

Attention: Feb 5th school will dismiss @ 2:50 as it is Parent/Teacher Conferences starting @ 3:30. Also Feb 16th has been changed from a half day of school to a full day of NO SCHOOL due to Teacher In-Service.

One Act Play

Once Act Play Performance Tuesday, January 16th 7:30 PM>

Coat Drive

We are looking for slightly used to new coats to be donated to the Blessings Repeated store in Plankinton.  This store is a Mission store and helps purchase food items for the Snack Packs, donates clothing and supplies to the reservations, donates toiletry items to our veterans and so much more.  It is a non-profit store that is run by volunteers and every penny earned goes right back to the community.

You can help by dropping off coats at the Mount Vernon School. There is a box right at the front door, all you have to do is bring it in!  Thank you for helping make this a warm winter for everyone!

No Basketball Double Header in Gregory

BB Doubleheader in Gregory for tonight has been cancelled.  Make up date TBD later.  There will be no practice either for today. We are dismissing school at 2 PM today.


NEW: Early out on December 21st.  

Due to some scheduling conflicts we have made the decision to dismiss early on Thursday December 21st, 2017.  We will now have an early dismissal time of  2:00pm for the start of our Christmas Holiday.  Please spread the word.


NEW: Early out on December 21st.  

SCW vs MVP Live Feed

Follow the games tonight live!


Go Titans! 

Junior High and C Team Scrimmage

Junior High Scrimmage will begin at 4:15 in Plankinton, followed by the C Team Scrimmage at 5:15. 

JV GBB vs Bridgewater/Emery at 6:15

Varsity GBB vs Bridgewater/Emery at 7:15

Winter Band and Chorus Concert Schedule

6-12 Middle School & High School Concert will be November 30th at 7:30PM

PreK - 5th Grade Concert will be December 7th at 7:00 PM

Holiday Shoppe

Junior Class Fund Raiser  There will be a holiday shoppe open at the Mt Vernon school where kids may shop for holiday gifts.  Your children can come and shop for gifts with a member of the Jr class.  All gifts will range from $1 to $15, the Jr's will help your child select a gift in their price range and they will even wrap it up for the shopper! The shoppe will be open 3:30-5:30 November 29th thru December 1st.  Please see the attached flier for more information.

Titan Gear Order Forms

New Item Added, Check out the Titan Yard Flag!

Order is due November 28th and will be here in time for Christmas.  Order forms will be available in the office.

Mount Vernon Variety Show - Tuesday, November 14th, 7:30 PM - Tom Young Community Center

Mount Vernon Variety Show - Tuesday, November 14th, 7:30 PM - Tom Young Community Center

Showcasing the talented students of the Mount Vernon School District - Come and enjoy an evening of live music, laughs, and much more!  Presented by the Mount Vernon Music Department


Veterans Day Program

Veterans' Day Program will be Friday, November 10th, 8:30 AM @ the TYCC.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Mt Vernon and Mitchell Upcoming Flu Clinics
In-service Oct 6th

Teacher In-service

FB Game vs. Winner/Chili Cook Off

The Football game Vs. Winner for Friday @ Heroes' Field has been moved up to a 4 PM start time due to impending thunderstorm activity Friday night.  Please spread the word.   CHILI COOK OFF IS CANCELLED! 

Heroes' Field Induction Ceremony

2017 Heroes' Field Inductee 

Heroes' Field Nomination

Heroes' Field Nomination Info


Homecoming Activities

5th grade band flier

5th grade band flier

5th grade Band

5th grade band nigh!!

School Picture Day

School Picture Day Friday September 8th.  See form attached.

Fall Sports Physicals

Fall Physicals Due!

Back to School Information


MS Football Camp

MS Football Camp July31-August 2nd.

7-12 Volleyball meeting

Volleyball meeting

New Student Open House
Opt-Out Meeting

Attention!!! There will be a public meeting on Tuesday, June 27th @ 6:15 PM in the School lunch room commons area for the purpose of disseminating information in respect to the school board's intention of passing a resolution to continue the current $200,000.00 dollar opt-out of the general fund tax levy. All patrons of the district are invited to attend. There will be a short presentation followed by a time for questions. Thank you!

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Mount Vernon, SD 57363
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