The Mt. Vernon Minute

College and Careers Newsletter

Volume 1 Issue 4


Welcome to CTE Month!! Look for some questions in each newsletter this month for some giveaways from me. This week's question is: Which member of the "Wildcat Workforce" was NOT a Wildcat? First person from each grade to email me the answer, their name and grade wins! My email is:

8th graders are listening to the high school counselors during school today. 8th grade parent night is this THURSDAY, February 10, 2022 @ 6pm in the PAC at the high school. There will be a table there to sign up for the 21st Century Scholars program for those that are eligible. Please check out the flyer attached to see what is needed to enroll. Students in 7th and 8th grade that meet the requirements can enroll. Deadline for this enrollment is June 30 of a student's 8th grade year.

Career Cluster Spotlight

This week's Career Cluster Spotlight is Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security. Careers in Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security can be found in many places within your daily life. Let's take a look at the video to see what this career cluster may include.
Law, Public Safety, and Corrections Careers | Career Cluster/Industry Video Series

Wildcat Workforce

Check out these graduates of MVHS (and 1 from North Posey) in the Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Career Cluster:

Posey County Corrections Case Manager

Posey County Sheriff

Posey County Superior Court Judge

Civil Air Patrol Commander

Volunteer Firefighter and Public Safety Officer

Employability Skills - Everybody needs them!

This week's Employability Skill is Self-Confidence. Self-Confidence is a feeling of trust in one's abilities, qualities, and judgment. When you have greater self-confidence you begin to experience freedom from negative thoughts about yourself. This also helps you to able to take smart risks and jump outside your comfort zone. You can do anything if you believe in yourself!
Oddbods Show Us The Importance of Self-Confidence


Do you know what the Freshman Academy Is?

Here is what the teachers from the MVHS Freshman Academy had to say:

The Freshman Academy is a yearlong program providing instruction in Algebra I, English 9, and Geography/History of the World. To facilitate increased familiarity, engagement and success, incoming freshmen are connected with a select team of teachers who work collaboratively and use instructional strategies to specifically address students' individual needs. As part of the Academy, students will attend shortened block classes daily with peers who have similar class schedules and teachers. It is the mission of the Freshman Academy to allow for a smooth(er) transition into high school while meeting the rigorous standards implemented at Mount Vernon Senior High School. The Academy is designed to provide a solid foundation for future academic success in the core subjects of English, Mathematics, and Social Studies. Freshman Academy students, based on their performance within the Academy, along with recommendation of the teacher(s) and guidance counselor(s), have the option of pursuing Honors courses and programs, in subsequent schedules, if desired. The program provides the traditional ninth grade curriculum that meets both state and district standards. Academy teachers are committed to fostering a personal learning community while establishing relevance and relationships within each academic area.

21st Century Scholars

21st Century Scholars is an early-college promise program designed to help ensure that every Hoosier student can afford the opportunity provided by a college education. There are eligibility requirements, but students who are accepted and follow the program are eligible for 100% of their tuition costs at an Indiana state school of their choice! Enrollment occurs in either 7th or 8th grade, but must be completed by June 30th of their 8th grade year. Enrollment is easy! Please reach out if you need help getting your student enrolled!
Big picture

Learn More Indiana

Learn More Indiana webpage is a 1-stop shop resource for students and their parents. From this website you can begin to plan your career, prepare for college and map out your costs. Visit the site to see all that they offer!
Big picture

Laura Kuhn

Career and Technical Education Coordinator