District News

2017 Mitchell Area HuntSAFE Class Schedules

Select this link to view the PDF and HuntSAFE schedule

URL Link to SDGFP Registration

Preschool Graduation Ceremony
2017 MVHS Graduation Ceremony
K-6 Spring Concert Video Link

CLICK HERE to view the 2017 K-6 Spring Concert.

May Newsletter

Please click this link to view the May newsletter.

7-12th Spring Concert Video Link
Academic and Athletic Awards Night

The academic awards are scheduled for 6:00 PM on Thursday, May 11, in the Tom Young Community Center. The athletic awards will follow at 7:30 PM in Plankinton. 

Visit the Mt. Vernon School/Public Library for the "Buy one, Get one FREE" Scholastic Book Fair May 1-5
PreK-6 Spring Concert - May 1st, 7:00 PM (with 7th Grade Band) 7-12 Spring Concert - May 4th, 7:30 PM
April Newsletter

Click here to access the Mount Vernon School District's April newsletter.

ASSE Student Exchange Program Flyer

Select this link to view the flyer

Mount Vernon Community Blood Drive

The Mount Vernon Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Wednesday, April 12, from 12:30 PM-6:15 PM in the Tom Young Community Center Gym.

"Find the hero in you! Donate blood three times a year!" - United Blood Services

Muilenburg signs with Mount Marty College!

Cody Muilenburg signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Mount Marty College! Congrats!

Large Group Choir and Band Results

The band and choir had a GREAT day on Wednesday. We had 5 groups perform and everybody had a fantastic performance!  Our groups also scored well! 

This is not a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, competition.  There are three judges for each group, they give you a raw score out of 35.  If you earn a 31 or higher from two or more of the judges, it is considered a “superior rating” overall.

Jazz Choir 34, 31, 30 (Superior!)
Mixed Choir 28, 29, 30
Men’s Choir 28, 30, 28
Women’s Choir 29, 27, 27
Concert Band 28, 31, 29

Thank you for your support and flexibility in helping make this day a success!

State Visual Arts Gallery Awards

Congratulations to Lorna Gregerson and Logan Tlam for receiving medals at the State Visual Arts Gallery!

Class B:
Painting (oil, acrylic) - Second Place - Lorna Gregerson
Drawing - Third Place - Logan Tlam

 

Mount Vernon Jazz Choir takes 1st Place at the USD Coyote Jazz Festival!

Congratulations to the Mount Vernon Jazz Choir who took 1st place out of 5 choirs in class A at the USD Coyote Jazz Festival!

March Newsletter

Please click this link to view the Mount Vernon School District's March newsletter.

Art Department Needs Bottle Caps

Select the link for flyer details.  Caps needed for end of year project!

Track Gear Order From Due 3-27-17

Select this link to open the MVP Track Order Form Due on 3-17-27

MVP Middle School Dance - Friday, March 24th

MVP Middle School Dance
Friday, March 24th
8:30-11:30 PM
Old Gym
Mount Vernon
$5 per student

 

 

Region V - Large Group Music Contest Information

Wednesday, March 22nd, Region 5 Large Group Music Contest
Mitchell HS & Performing Arts Center
Please come and watch our groups perform!

 

Performance Time

Center

Jazz Choir   

8:30

  3 (PAC Band Room)

Mixed Choir

10:20

  1 (HS Auditorium)

Men’s Choir

1:20

  3 (PAC Band Room)

Women’s Choir

2:20

  3 (PAC Band Room)

Concert Band

3:40

  2 (Performing Arts Center)

Boys Track Start Dates

BOYS TRACK:  As Track season is upon us, I would like to keep the boys informed of when practice is starting. We will start the season at different times for different athletes because of how the seasons end for wrestling, basketball, and those that are not involved in winter sports.

The boys that were in wrestling, and boys that were not in any other winter sports will start on March 13. I think the wrestlers need a good 2 week break from the grueling season. I hope that is enough time. I know there are probably some looming injuries that we want to take care of before we jump into another season of sports.

For the basketball boys, we will tentatively start on the 27th if they make the state tournament. If they do not make the state tournament, we will have to look at where they are physically and go from there for a start time. We already have an indoor meet in Mitchell on the 28th, so we will monitor how the athletes are feeling and if they are ready to go for the 28th. It would be a good practice session none the less. I know there are a lot of things going on like the senior trip and such so we probably will not have a full team.

Jr. High boys will start on March 20 as their first meet is not until April 13.

Thanks – Coach Bruinsma

2017 Class A State Tournament LIVE - Watch the Titans LIVE!

Click here to watch the LIVE Stream of the Class A Basketball Tournament courtesy of SD Public Broadcasting!

State Visual Arts Gallery

The following students have submitted pieces of art to the State Visual Arts Gallery, which will be hosted at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center from March 16-18: Logan Tlam (Drawing), Jackie Delval (Mixed Media), Lorna Gregerson (Painting - Oil and Acrylic), Kailee Fox (Painting - Watercolor), Lainey Gregerson (Drawing-Colored), and Jesus Apodaca (Print Making). Best of luck!

MVPCS Titan Wrestling 7th Place as a Team

Select this link for the PDF article by Coach Pranger

MVP BASKETBALL FANS - Hotel Information

There is a block of rooms reserved at the Sheraton Hotel in Sioux Falls.
This is the hotel attached to the arena so it should be very convenient!  We also have a meeting room reserved to hold our Pep rallies for the boys at the hotel, so we should not have to do too much traveling.  I have attached the online link that is connected to our block (Mt. Vernon Basketball Fans is the name of the block).  Or you can call the hotel directly  888-627-8088 and just ask for our block.  This block is open through Monday March 13th at
the rate of $114/per room plus tax.   The cancellation policy is as of 6pm
the previous night, I was asked to notify people of this.   

https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/MtVernonPlankintonFanBlockMarch2017

State BBB T-Shirts

Select this link for the order form

Congratulations Mt. Vernon Band Students!

Congrats to the Mount Vernon Band students who participated in the region instrumental solo and ensemble contest on February 22nd.  Everyone performed extremely well, and several performances earned Superior ratings including:

Reagan, Haley, Naomi, & Logan’s Saxophone Quartet
Zach Mikkonen’s Concert Tom Solo
MV Brass Choir
Jesse Hastings & Dylan Reimnitz’s Snare Drum Duet
Christian, Sydney, Lainey, & Lorna’s Brass Quartet

LIVE Broadcast of MVP vs. Pine Ridge

Girls Track Meeting Wed. March 1 After School

Girls interested in participating for Track and field grades 6 thru 12 there will be a meeting directly after school on Wednesday March 1.  If you cannot attend please let Mr. Mikkonen and Mrs. Pranger know.  We will be covering start dates, set goals and other information.  The meeting should last 30 minutes.

February Newsletter

Please click this link to view the Mount Vernon School District's February Newsletter.

Welcome Home the MVPCS 7th Place Wrestling Team in PLANKINTON

Welcome home in the PLANKINTON Cafeteria at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Feb. 26. A lot happened over the weekend!  Four place winners Hastings 3rd, Pranger 4th and Urban 5th plus our FIRST State Champion Tanner Risseeuw who was also voted by the SDWCA as Outstanding Class B Wrestler of the tournament!  If you miss the welcome home please check out the matches on South Dakota Public Television you won't be dissapointed!  Over 6,500 in attendance (gate) and 22,000 over the 4 sessions.  What a tournament - good job Titans!!!

Election Notice

Election notice!  Please be advised that due to the impending winter weather School Board member and City council position petitions will have an opportunity to turn petitions in between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM on Friday, February 24th at the City Office in the Tom Young Community Center.  This is under the advice of the Secretary of States Office.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Region 3B Wrestling

Winner Warrior Live will be broadcasting all day Region 3B Wrestling from Wagner, SD.  Wrestling starts at 10:00 am.  Wagner School District will run the Championship matches on the "Cube" which will be later in the afternoon.  Radio updates throughout the day on 105.9 and 98.3

Congratulations to the Mount Vernon Choir!

Congrats to the Mount Vernon Choir students who participated in the region vocal solo and ensemble contest.  Everyone performed extremely well, and several performances earned Superior ratings including:

Sydney Tlam’s Solo

Dylan Gerlach & Tony Stoltz’s Duet

Sydney Tlam & Erin Denning’s Duet

Sophomore Mixed Group

Junior & Senior Mixed Group

Madrigal Group

Best in State!

Congratulations to the 8th grade team of Gavin Franks, Kolby Kayser, Lily Mikkonen, and Logan Tlam. They won Best in State in the Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge! That means their app concept is the best among all the middle school entries in the state of SD! Our school district won $5,000 and each team member will receive a Verizon Ellipsis 10 tablet! And it gets better—we are in the running for the app challenge Fan Favorite award. To win, our concept needs to get the most votes. Help us win by texting FITFRESH to 22333 by February 14!

Check out their video: https://vimeo.com/191055657

Backpack Blessings Needs Your Help!

Back Pack Blessings will be running the concession stand on Monday, February 13th from from 5:30-8:30. Help from students, parents, and staff is very much appreciated! Please contact Becky Klooz, if you are able to help out. Thanks!

Mt. Vernon Titan Youth Wrestling Tourney Feb. 12, 2017 12:00pm

Select this link to view the tournament flyer.

Early Dismissal - 2/10/17

Students will be dismissed at 12:45 PM on Friday, Feb. 10 due to teacher in-service. Also, there will be a full day of school on Wednesday, Feb. 15.

FYI Ethan BB Game

The Ethan Student Council will be having a pre-game meal on Thursday, February 9th during the boys basketball game beginning at 5:30. The meal is $5 and includes the following: Arby's sandwich, chips, bar/cookies, and a drink. Leave supper to us while supporting a great group! We hope to see you there! Thank you!

Calendar Change

CALENDAR CHANGE:  We will be moving the February teacher in-service scheduled for Wednesday, February 15th @ 1 PM to Friday, February 10th @ 12:45 PM.

Parent Teacher Conferences

​Reminder that PT Conferences will be conducted on Monday, February 6th from 3:30 to 8:00 PM.  6-12 parents will be limited to a 10 minute conference per teacher to ensure all in attendance have the opportunity to see teachers of need or concern.  Thanks for you cooperation. Hope to see everyone next Monday!

Parent-Teacher Conferences Tonight (2/6/17)

Reminder: Parent-Teacher conferences will run from 3:30 to 8:00 PM tonight. 

January Newsletter

Please click here to view the Mount Vernon School District's January newsletter.

Region IV One Act Play Rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26

The Region IV One Act Play competition has been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Pepsi Cola Theatre in Mitchell. Mount Vernon will perform at approximately 1:15 PM on Thursday. If you can't make Thursday's performance, feel free to come and watch today's (Monday) local performance at 12:25 PM in the Tom Young Community Center.

Jail and Bail Event Thurs. Jan. 19th GBB Game in Plankinton Gym

Select this link to see the flier!

Winter Sports Pictures - Friday, Jan. 6 - Remember to bring Photography Unlimited envelopes!

1:00    Begin taking individual sports pictures in Mount Vernon

1:30     Wrestling Varsity

1:45     Wrestling Middle School

1:50     Wrestling seniors

 

2:00    Girls Basketball Varsity

2:10    GBB JV

2:20    GBB C team

2:30    GBB JH team

2:40    GBB Seniors

 

2:45     Cheerleaders Group

 

3:00    BBB Varsity

3:15    BBB JV

3:30    BBB C team

3:40    BBB JH team

3:45     Seniors

December Newsletter

The December 2016 Mount Vernon School District Newsletter can viewed by clicking this link.

7th Annual Shoot for a Cure on 12-20-2016 in Plankinton

Select here to view the flyer!

Stampede Youth Wrestling Registration

Select this link to open the registration form.

MVPCS Wrestling Gear Order Due Monday Nov. 28

Select Here for MVPCS Wrestling Gear Order Form
Select here for size chart on flannel pants
Email contact Emma Heezen at emheezen@gmail.com an early order is going out so get your forms and payment to Emma or the office in MV (Mr. Pranger's Mailbox).  A second order deadline will be available if you missed the first order.  

Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 210 Winter Benefit

Mt. Vernon American Legion is holding a winter benefit at the American Legion Hall on Main Street POSTPONED until a future date.  Watch for an announcement!  On the menu will be Rocky Mountain Oysters, Deer Chislic, and a few other dishes wild and tame.  Those of you who donated beef oysters THANK YOU!  Card games, music or Karaoke are planned.

7-12 Winter Concert Video

The replay of the 7-12th Winter Concert can be viewed HERE!
-Nice work, Mrs. Washburn-Garry and band/chours students!

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Santa will be visiting the Old Gym in Mount Vernon from 3-5 PM on Sunday, Dec. 11! Join him and his elves for juice and cookies! Please bring an item for the Weekend Snack Pack Program.

Titan Gear! Second Adult and Youth Order DUE Dec 8th

Orders DUE on Thursday after school OR email the orders to Sue.Faulhaber@k12.sd.us and drop a check at the school on Friday.
Select this link to view Youth Sized Order Form Due Nov 28th
Select this link to view Adult Titan Gear
Select this link to view Adult Order Form Due Nov 11th - Note: Items #1, #5 and #13 come up to a 5XL.  For the 4X and 5X, you will add four dollars to the catalog list price.  Just write the size you need on the order form!

Winter Concerts

The K-6 Winter Concert can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/9iLSTDLhxX4

REMINDER: The 7-12th Winter Concert will be held on Monday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 PM.

2016-2017 Concert Dates

PreK-6 Winter Concert - December 1st, 7:00 PM
7-12 Winter Concert - December 5th, 7:30 PM
PreK-6 Spring Concert - May 1st, 7:00 PM
7-12 Spring Concert - May 4th, 7:30 PM

November Newsletter

Click here to open the November Newsletter

Post-Prom Fundraiser

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Attention All! The 9-12 Mount Vernon students are selling Dimock Dairy Products as a fundraiser for the after prom activities!  They will be selling 6 gift packages of assorted cheeses, spreads, and meats.  Prices vary depending on the package.  They make great Christmas/Holiday gifts and they will be delivered around December 9th.  The fundraiser runs through Thanksgiving (ends Nov. 28th), so contact any Mount Vernon High School student if you would like to buy a Dimock Dairy gift pack while supporting their after prom activities.  Thanks for all you do for the Mount Vernon Students!!

Titan Gear! Adult Orders Due Nov 11 - Youth Orders Due Nov 28

Select this link to view Youth Sized Order Form Due Nov 28th
Select this link to view Adult Titan Gear
Select this link to view Adult Order Form Due Nov 11th - Note: Items #1, #5 and #13 come up to a 5XL.  For the 4X and 5X, you will add four dollars to the catalog list price.  Just write the size you need on the order form!

6-12 MVPCS Wrestling Starts Monday

Anyone grade 6-12 interested in wrestling bring your workout gear Monday and meet the van at the breezeway after school for practice in Plankinton.  If you have questions contact Coach Geppert, Gerlach or Pranger.  First MS 6-8 event is Tuesday, November 29th at 5:00 pm in Presho.  First varsity event is Saturday, December 3rd at 9:30 am Kimball Tourney.

Mt. Vernon Elementary Election Added to Photo Gallery Link

Scroll down the left navigation pane to Photo Gallery to select a gallery and see who voted!

Family Fall Blast

Mitchell Wesleyan Church invites you to the Family Fall Blast, a fun, safe, family-friendly event especially geared for kids Pre-K through 5th Grade.  There'll be several large inflatables.  Get a picture of yourself all costumed up.  Plus, kids get a bag of candy as they leave.  It's all FREE.  The Family Fall Blast is being held on Monday, October 31st (Halloween night) from 5:30pm - 8:00pm at the world's only Corn Palace.

October Newsletter

October 2016 MV Newsletter

2016-2017 Yearbooks for Sale!

CLICK HERE to save $5 off the regular price of a 2016-2017 yearbook!


Football FAN BUS

Attention TITAN football fans!!  Mr. Denning is wondering if he could garner enough interest to charter at coach bus for the fans that would transport people to Baltic on Monday night.  The cost would be $25 per rider.  It would be fun for many of the Titan fans to travel together and be able to relax to and fro.  The bus would leave Mt. Vernon around 4:30-5:00 on Monday and there would be enough room on there for people to pack their own coolers for food and drink.  We could maybe even pick up some pizzas or subs in Mitchell if people wanted to.  The bus holds 47 people, so it would be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  I have a short turnaround time on letting the bus company know whether or not we will be using them, so I need any interested parties to contact me by NOON on Friday, October 28. Yes – TOMMORROW!!  Any questions, call, text (605-770-2854) or email me at  eric.denning@k12.sd.us

NEW 2016 Flu Shot Forms Required in Office by October 17th!

In a change from previous years, the Department of Health now bills insurance for influenza vaccine.  If your child has Medicaid or insurance, attach a copy of the child's card to the signed consent form into the school office by October 17th.  Please review the links below.  Thank you.
Parent Letter
Vaccine Information Statement - English
Vaccine Information Statement - Spanish
2016-17 Influenza Consent Form

Heart Health Screening October 24 MVSD 17-3

Select this link for the Heart Health Screening Flyer

Cross Country Pep Rally

Good luck to the MVP Cross Country team as they head to the state meet in Huron this weekend! A pep rally will be held Friday, October 21 at 10:10 AM in Plankinton.

"What's So Cool About Manufacturing?" Video Contest for 8th grade students!

Check out the project 8th grade technology students will be participating in. CLICK HERE to read the Daily Republic newspaper article.

Sign up for the Cheer Team (Basketball) by Oct. 14

The sign-up sheet for basketball cheer is in the office. Please sign up by Oct. 14. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Jen Guindon.

4th Annual Baker Pumpkin Patch

4th Annual Baker Pumpkin Patch

Directions: From the four-way stop in Mount Vernon, go 1 mile West and 1.5 miles North.

Saturday, October 1 from 9:00-3:00

Sunday, October 2 from 1:00-5:00

Kids will be able to paint their pumpkins and check out the petting zoo!

If you have any questions, please call 999-7310

5th Qtr for 9-30

 

5th quarter after the football game Friday night at the Anderson's.   
Come for food and to hangout with friends.
All high school students welcome.

We will go until around midnight.

Chili Cook Off September 30th 5:00 to 6:45pm before the Canistota FB Game!

FREE WILL DONATION WILL GET YOU A SOUP CUP, CRACKERS, AND SPOON AND YOU CAN SAMPLE TO SEE WHOSE CHILI IS THE BEST. DRINKS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED – YOU CAN BRING YOUR OWN OR USE THE CONCESSION STAND.  Press Here to see the Chili Flyer and more details!

Sophomore Class Ring Order

Sophomores/Sophomore Parents:  Don't forget that the Jostens Class Ring Representative will be back on Friday, Spetember 30th @ 8:00 AM.  Please bring you order forms and down payments with you that day.  Don't forget to check out the design your own class ring website found @ jostens.com.

MVHS Alumni Banquet Information

The 2016 Mt. Vernon High School Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, September 24th  at the Mt. Vernon School.  A social will begin at 5:30 pm with 6:00 banquet and business meeting to follow.  Tickets will be $15 in advance and available at in Mt. Vernon at Westy’s, CorTrust Bank, and the school until 9-21-16 and $20 at the door.  Please direct questions to Bobbi Schurz at 605-996-9010.

Honored classes this year include graduates from 1956, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996, 2006, and 2016  The Class of 2017 will be recognized as future members of the MVHS Alumni Association.  The banquet planning committee requests a “class member” from each of these classes forward these details to each of their honored class members.

Follow us on Facebook at MVHS South Dakota for current information. All past graduates, teachers and administrators from Mt. Vernon High School are invited to attend.

2016 MV Jamboree Schedule

Select Link for 2016 MV Jamboree Schedule

Homecoming Activities 9/19-9/23

Coronation is scheduled for Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30 PM

The Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Friday, Sep. 23 @ 2:30 PM. PK-12 students will be dismissed following the parade.

Parade Theme: Board Game

Dress up days

Monday, September 19th: Celebrity Day

-Dress up as your favorite celebrity.

Tuesday, September 20th : Neon Day

-Dress up in your brightest colors.

Wednesday, September 21st : Costume Day

-Dress up in your favorite costume.

Thursday, September 22nd : Decades

-Throwback your outfit to your favorite decade.

60's, 70's, 80's, or 90's

Friday, September 23rd : Spirit Day

-Show your spirit for the Titans by wearing blue, black, and silver. 

School Pictures

K-12 school and athletic pictures are scheduled for Friday, September 9. Also, it's not too late to purchase a 2015-2016 yearbook. Check out our cool cover!

MVP Football at Kimball/White Lake is the DeKalb-Asgrow Game of the Week this Friday on Kool-98

Kool-98 and online at kool98.com

Mt. Vernon School District Receives Grant from Exxon Mobil

The Mount Vernon School High School was awarded a $500 education grant from the Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance Program. Tyler Graham representing Graham Mobil in Mitchell, SD helped the school district secure the grant by nominating the school district.  We would like to thank Mr. Graham for nominating us for the grant.  The district will be utilizing the grant money to purchase graphing calculators for students to use in the upper Math and Science classes.  The grant was made possible by funding through the ExxonMobil Corporation and their Alliance Program.

5th Quarter Youth Gathering at the Anderson's after Friday's Game until Midnight!

Please stop by to eat and hang out with friends after the game until Midnight at the Anderson's across from the football field.

MVSD 17-3 Hosting an Open House 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Tuesday July 26th

Select this link for the open house flyer.

New Law - Shots before School & Free Vaccine Clinic Mitchell MS August 11th 9am-3pm.

Select the attached link to see more details.../userfiles/3/my files/2016 sd vaccination requirements.pdf?id=483954

2016 Mt. Vernon Area Youth Football Registration Due by August 5th!

Select this link for the Registration Form.
Select this link for the Order Form.

Community VBS - July 24-29

Calling all area kids going into grades pre-k thru 6th this fall! Mt. Vernon community Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be held July 24-29 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon. 
SCHEDULE
We will kick things off Sunday evening at 6:00pm with a family-style potluck. VBS will run daily Monday thru Friday from 1pm-5:30pm. There will be a closing program + grill out on Friday with supper will be served around 5:30pm with the closing program beginning around 6:30pm.
HOW TO REGISTER
Please pre-register your child so that we can plan accordingly for snacks and art supplies. Please call or text one of the VBS coordinators below and provide the following information: child's name, grade (this fall), parent's name, parent's email. 
VBS COORDINATORS
Angela Klumb (999-1942), Courtney Deinert (999-5248), Sarah Bode (461-9500)

Mt. Vernon Area Youth Football Camp July 26 from 8 AM - 1 PM

Select this link for more information!

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