District News

Winter Sports

Basketball both girls and boys will not start until 26th. The boys will have their first game on December 7th and the girls will have theirs on the 11th!

Thanksgiving break!

There will be no school the 21st through the 23rd due to a teachers in-service on Wednesday and Thankgiving the following two days!

Knocker Soccer

There will be a knocker soccer tournament hosted on the 20th of November at the Tom Young Community Center. There must be 3 players per team, and each team can have up to 2 replacements. Entry Fee of $15. All proceeds go to the student council. To enter, ask about forming a team in the office or Email Kolton Fischer. 

Inspirational Quote of the Day

A bad attitude is like a flat tire: you're not getting very far until you change it.

Funny Quote of the Day

Have you ever wondered what the most dangerous animal would be? Not the shark, as some people believe, nor would it be the bear. No, the most dangerous animal would be a shark with a laser gun riding another shark riding another shark etc. etc., riding an armored war elephant, just trampling and blasting and eating everything.

Inspirational Quote of the Day

The thing that defines the most successful people isn't what they gain during good times, it's that they survive during the bad.

Veterans Day Program

Veterans Day program in the TYCC at 8:30am on Monday.

Funny Quote of the Day

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Inspirational Quote of the Day

You don't fail until you stop trying.

-Albert Einstein

District IV FFA Leadership

Congratulations to Logan Tlam who placed third in the District IV FFA Leadership contest in the Agricultural Broadcasting division. He will advance to the State competition next month in Pierre. 

Congratulations also to those who did not advance but competed well regardless, Katherine Belau in Prepared Public Speaking and Emily Maltzberger in Agricultural Broadcasting.

Congratulations football team!

Congratulations MVP football team on a great season. We all enjoyed cheering you on and watching you compete. Thank you, especially to the seniors for your dedication to the program.



Inspirational Quote of the Day

PHYSICS TIME! According to Newton's first law of motion, objects in motion tend to stay in motion, and objects at rest tend to stay at rest. The same applies to you. Once you're going, you're unstoppable. But if you choose to wait, starting becomes harder and harder. Start moving forward now.

Funny Quote of the Day

To save battery, this quote has been changed to white letters. (We're not sure how well this works; it was recommended by a chimpanzee in one of our dreams)

Inspirational Quote of the Day

The biggest and most common enemy keeping people from their goals is themselves.

-Isaac Estabrook Quotes Inc. (Copyrighted 2018, no stealioling)

Inspirational Quote of the Day

The first step to reaching your goals is to have them.

-(I made this one [Copyrighted property of Isaac Estabrook Quote Creators Inc., 2018, please cite when using this quote in any and all forms])

A Quote From the Future (AKA tomorrow)

Coming from the future, I can tell you about an amazing event. I predict, with 100% certainty, that... (drumroll please) (ratatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatata!) you are reading this quote. You also probably didn't notice the "l" in the drumroll. You just double-checked and realized I was lying. Now you're thinking that you've seen a comment like this one too many times to to count on Youtube. You also just missed the second "to" in the last sentence. Now you're either getting annoyed at me, or I failed the last statement. Either way, you're still reading this. Oh, by the way, you're now breathing manually, and "The Final Countdown" is playing in your head.

Pep rally

There will be a pep rally at 3:00 in the gym!!

Game Day Feelings


The football game tonight is at 7:00 in Bridgewater!

5th/6th grade basketball scrimmage

8:30am MV bus leaves

9am start

10am play White Lake

End of junior high Trimester

New Trimester starts Nov 5

8th computers

7th health

6th art

All State Choir and SDMEA Elementary Honor Choir

This year's participants traveled to Rapid City.

All State participants: Sydney Tlam, Lily Mikkonen, Christian Anderson, & Zach Mikkonen

Elementary Honor Choir participants: Hagan Tlam, Madalynn Lorang, Sabrina Strand, & Katelynn Laufman

Titan's Volleyball

Congratulations to the Volleyball team on their hard fought season. The Lady Titans finished 14-16 this season. Thank you seniors for your dedication and leadership to the team throughout your career!!!!

Flu Shot Forum

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Volleyball Regions

The Volleyball girls will be playing Platte-Geddes at 7:00 for regions!!!! Come and support us on Tuesday the 30th of October!!!

Funny Quote of the Day

Today's quote has potatoed. To view the quote, replace the battery in your computer with a pile of peanut butter and jelly tacos.

5th and 6th Grade Girls Basketball Jamboree

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Fall break!!!

Friday the 26th, there is no school!! 

MVP Titans vs Lead-Deadwood Diggers

MVP Titans take on the Lead-Deadwood Diggers at 6PM at Heroes Field. Playoffs Round 2.

Game Day Feelings


Parent Teacher Conferences

Conferences start 3:30P.M to 8:00P.M. 

Students get out at 2:50 P.M.

5th and 6th Grade Girls Basketball Scrimmage

5th and 6th grade girls basketball scrimmage at Mount Vernon at 9am.

Inspirational Quote of the Day

Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a bad hand well.

-Jack London

Funny Quote of the Day

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.

-Mitch Hedberg

P.S. We apologize for the lack of quotes recently. On our search for exotic quotes from ancient civilizations, we wound up being eaten by a massive creature that swallowed us in one bite. It took us over a week to get out of there, but we're back now.

MVP Titans vs Beresford Watchdogs (Football)
Kickoff at 7PM. It is senior night for the football players.
Chili Cookoff

Chili Cook off has been canceled due to wet conditions:(

Funny Quote of the Day

re is nothing better than a friend, unless it's a friend with chocolate.

Funny Quote of the Day

The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so.

-Gore Vidal

Inspirational Quote of the Day

We know what we are, but know not what we may be. 

-William Shakespeare

Titans vs Cubs
7pm Kickoff
Homecoming Day Schedule

2:00: Parade Lineup

2:30: Parade

5:00-7:00: Pork Feed Tailgate (free will donation, bring your own lawn chairs)

6:00: Tom Greenway Hero Induction Ceremony in TYCC

7:00: Kickoff VS Chamberlain


9:30: Weston Frank Live- downtown gym, free will donation

Saturday, 5:30: Social and Alumni Banquet: Social 5:30, Banquet 6:30, honor classes ending in 8', Tickets for $20 at Cortrust and Wendy's, $25 at door

Homecoming Royalty

Homecoming Resultsresults

King: Kolton Fisher     Queen: Lainey Gregerson

MVP vs Cubs
Funny Quote of the Day

If a book about failures doesn't sell, is it a success?

Inspirational Quote of the Day

Life is like a sponge: the harder you work, the more you'll squeeze out of it.

Twin Day Animation



Funny Quote of the Day

If you're lonely, dim all your lights and watch a horror movie. Then you won't feel alone anymore.

Inspirational Quote of the Day

Remember how far you've come, not just how far you have to go. You may not be where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.

MVP Titans VS Miller Rustlers



Reminder for the All State Choir

The following students will be attending the USD All-State workshop in Vermillion tomorrow.  We are leaving at 6 AM and will return around 4 PM.


Sydney Tlam

Lily Mikkonen

Christian Anderson

Zach Mikkonen

Funny Quote of the Day

Sometimes I shock myself with the smart stuff I say, and other times I try to get out of the car with my seatbelt on.

Inspirational Quote of the Day

Many people say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing, which is why we do it daily (or so I hope).

Inspirational Quote of the Day

If you want something you've never had, you'll have to do something you've never done.

Funny Quote of the Day

Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, set fire to a man and he's warm for the rest of his life.

Homecoming Royalty

Mount Vernon 2018 Homecoming Royalty



Kolton Fisher

 Lainey Gregerson

Zach Mikkonen

Kailee Fox

Lucas Wieczorek

Addysen Cleveland

Christian Anderson

Sydney Tlam



Teacher Inservice 09/28/2018

Students will not be attending classes on the Friday of this week.

Marching Band Results

Congratulations to the MVP Marching Band for taking home 2nd place in Class A at the Missouri Valley Marching Festival in Platte on September 21st.  They also earned best overall drumline for the day!Band

Broadcast Team

Funny Quote of the Day #247980756797135

You didn't read that number.

Student Council

Student Council Class Meetings Thursday  

Inspirational Quote of the Day

The only difference between good people and great people is their outlook.

Funny Quote of the Day

Funny this quote is not. Boring, it is.


Titans vs Panthers

Inspirational Quote of the Day

Things always seem impossible until they're done.

Funny Quote of the Day

The week in a nutshell: Monday, Monday #2, Monday #3 Monday #4, Friday, Saturday, pre-Monday.

Inspirational Quote of the Day

If everything in your life feels like an uphill battle, just think of the view from the top.

Funny Quote of the Day

The point of the spear is like the tip of the arrow. They're both sharp and pointy. Nothing poetic and meaningful here, just some facts about medieval weaponry. 

Funny Quote of the Day

Uuuuuuuuuuuur Ahhhhrrrr Uhrrr Ahhhhrrrrr Aaargh


Inspirational Quote of the Day

Smooth seas never made a skilled sailor.

Titans V.S. Warriors

September 21st, 7:00 P.M.

Video link https://youtu.be/8ycH-0nxuxQ

MVP Titans vs Winner Warriors
Kickoff starts @ 7pm in Winner.
MVP Titans vs Canton C-Hawks
Funny Quote of the Day

The brain is an incredible organ. It starts working as soon as you wake up and doesn't stop until you get to your job.

Inspirational Quote of the Day

A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.

Titans V.S. C-Hawks Volleyball

Inspirational Quote of the Day

Don't believe in destiny. It's just a lame excuse that people made to wait for something good to happen instead of actually doing something.

Funny Quote of the Day

It's not good to let a kid near a container with a skull and crossbones on it, because it might have a skeleton costume in it, and the kid could put it on and really scare you.

Inspirational quote of the day

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.

Funny Quote of the Day

Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them, and you have their shoes. 

Inspirational Quote of the Day

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

Funny Quote of the Day

Probably the saddest thing you'll ever see is a mosquito sucking on a mummy. Forget it, buddy.

Funny Quote of the Day

Love isn't something you can put chains on and throw into a lake. That's called Houdini. Love is liking someone a lot.

Inspirational Quote of the Day

If plan A fails, the alphabet has 25 more letters! Keep trying!

If none of those work, you can always go to AA, AB, etc. There are 676 of those.

Titans vs Fliers
MVP Titans @ Flandreau Fliers 7pm kickoff
Help Raise Money for the Mt. Vernon Prom!
MVP Titans vs Flandreau Fliers



Funny Quote of the Day

Some people are like slinkies: they don't really have a purpose, but they still make you smile when you push them down the stairs.

Inspirational Quote of the Day

Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.

Tonight's Volleyball Game
Inspirational Quote of the Day

Don't wait. It will never be "the perfect time".

Funny Quote of the Day

I bet our entire universe is in a tiny glass jar placed neatly o a shelf in an alien child's room as a science project that he got a C- on.

Titan Order form

Titan Order form can be found at the following link: HTTPS://WWW.GCNDESIGN.COM/MVP-2018.HTML or drop them off in the office tomorrow.

Deadline is Sept 11th so that they will be ready Sept 25th.  This way we will have them for homecoming October 1-5th.


HS Assembly Sept 12th

"Where is your life headed?" Assembly given by the Todd Becker foundation will be at the Plankinton gym, Sept 12th at 1:30 for HS students and 7pm for parents.  A letter with information about the assembly was sent home to parents with a student in the HS, If you have any questions please call the school and talk with Allison Sandland or Mr Mikkonen 236-5237.  We hope that parents will have time to come listen to this powerful message of hope.  This should be a very impactful message for our students.

Inspirational Quote of the Day

For every minute you're angry, you lose one minute of happiness.

Funny Quote of the Day

If trees could scream, would we cut down so many? Maybe, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.

Inspirational Quote of the Day

Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.

Football Jamboree Schedule

Junior High Schedule


C Team Schedule

Heroes' Field Induction Nominations

If you have someone in mind that you would like to see nominated for Hereos' Field, please click the "view all" below for more details. Nominations are due by Midnight Friday Sept 7th.

Titans vs. Pheasants

Inspirational Quote of the Day

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. -Rabindranath Tagore

5th Quarter

5th Quarter gathering after the football game Friday night

Funny Quote of the Day

I can picture a world without war. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they wouldn't expect it.

Inspirational quote of the day

Diamonds are only formed under pressure.

Funny quote of the dEAy.

Pay $4.99 to see today's quote.

Inspirational Quote of the Day

Stars can't shine without darkness.

Upcoming Events
Funny Quote of the Day

I need a

hug e amount of money.

Inspirational Quote of the Day

You never truly lose. You either win, or you learn.

Funny Quote of the Day

The wise man can look in a grain of sand and see a whole universe. But the stupid man just rolls around in some seaweed and says, "Look at me, I'm vine man!"

Inspirational Quote of the Day

Light tomorrow with today.

Funny Quote of the Day

Thank goodness I don't have to hunt for my own food. I don't even know where tacos live.

Inspirational Quote of the Day

One kind word can change someone's entire day.

Funny Quote of the Day

87% of young people have back pain.

The other 13% don't have a computer.

Inspirational Quote of the Day

You can't change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust your sails to always reach your destination.

Funny Quote of the Day



You little rebel.

Funny Quote of the Day

I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

Quote of the Day

Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness and bad days give you experience.

Upcoming Sporting Events

Titans logo

Quote of the Day

Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.

Attention! Attention!

Click on link to the left to enroll

Welcome Back to School!!!!

New Student Open House:  Monday, July 30th from 6:30 to 8 PM

Parent/Athlete Meeting: Tuesday, July 31st @ 6:30 in Plankinton

Physical forms for all athletes are in the office.

1st day of School: Monday August 20th.

Time of School: K-5- 8:10 to 3:30 6-12 -8:10 to 3:37

Welcome Back to School Picinic: Wendnesday August 15th starting @ 6:00 PM in the TYCC.

Click on the view all link below in order to see enrollment directions.

Titans Kick off their Season!

MVP Titans vs Stanley County Buffaloes 7pm @ Hero's Field

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.

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