Dawg Dish - Updates from MVHS

Week of March 22, 2020

Note from the Principal's Desk

Happy March!

Thank you for all of your patience and collaboration with us to make this a successful transition for all of our students. I want to extend a huge amount of gratitude to the entire Mount Vernon staff. Their amazing dedication and hard work to ensure that all of our students are able to access learning and in a safe and healthy environment is unmatched. Their excitement and innovation is readily evident as we begin the process for a return to campus and hybrid learning.

Below you will see the results of the community survey where families and students shared their views. These viewpoints helped us in the development of our hybrid model. We are indebted to our community for sharing your perspectives and needs with us.

As we move forward with our hybrid plan, we need to know if your student will be attending in person or remaining remote. There is a survey link below that MUST be completed for our planning purposes. Please complete one form for each student you have in grades 9-12 at MVHS by March 26, 2021.

Additionally, I would like to congratulate our Bulldog athletes, CTSO organizations and Debate team for successful return to competition and representation of our Bulldog Pride. Below you will see the accolades these students and their coaches have earned over the past few weeks. They represent the best of MVHS!

With respect,

Dr. Terri Wattawa, Principal

Nota del escritorio dela directora

¡Feliz marzo!

Gracias por toda su paciencia y colaboración con nosotros para hacer de esta una transición exitosa para todos nuestros estudiantes. Quiero agradecer enormemente a todo el personal de Mount Vernon. Su increíble dedicación y arduo trabajo para garantizar que todos nuestros estudiantes puedan acceder al aprendizaje en un entorno seguro y saludable es incomparable. Su entusiasmo e innovación es evidente a medida que comenzamos el proceso para regresar al campus y al aprendizaje híbrido.

A continuación, verá los resultados de la encuesta comunitaria donde las familias y los estudiantes compartieron sus puntos de vista. Estos puntos de vista nos ayudaron en el desarrollo de nuestro modelo híbrido. Estamos en deuda con nuestra comunidad por compartir sus perspectivas y necesidades con nosotros.

A medida que avanzamos con nuestro plan híbrido, necesitamos saber si su estudiante asistirá en persona o se quedará a distancia. Hay un enlace de encuesta a continuación que DEBE completarse para nuestros propósitos de planificación. Complete un formulario por cada estudiante que tenga en los grados 9-12 en MVHS antes del 26 de marzo de 2021.

Además, me gustaría felicitar a nuestros atletas Bulldog, organizaciones CTSO y equipo de Debate por el exitoso regreso a la competencia y la representación de nuestro Bulldog Pride. A continuación, verá los elogios que estos estudiantes y sus entrenadores se han ganado durante las últimas semanas. ¡Representan lo mejor de MVHS!

Con Respeto,

Dra. Terri Wattawa, Directora

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MVHS Hybrid or Remote Learning Survey | Encuesta MVHS de aprendizaje híbrido o remoto

  • Please complete this survey by 3/26/21 Click Link Below
  • Por favor complete esta encuesta antes del 26/3/21 Haga clic en el enlace a continuación

Graduation Information

When: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Times: To be determined between 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Where: Bulldog Stadium

How: The possibility of three ceremonies by alpha depending on updated COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines.

Who: MVHS Graduating Class of 2021 and 2 guests per graduate (admission by ticket only)

All changes/updates will be communicated as soon as available.

Bulldog Brag Board

Congratulations Bulldogs!


Congratulations on a successful season for all of our fall sports teams! A special shout out to the staff who in addition to their regular teaching positions gave time and energy to get kids involved.

Volleyball: Went 6-7, Thanks to Coach Aaron Young. Scorebook: Bryndal Barber. Barb Feeney: Libero tracking. Polly Haag: Line Judge

Girls' Soccer: Went 2-5-2 Thanks to Assistant Coach Steven Kreft.

Football: 2-4, Huge end of season win against Burlington to win 4th Battle of the Bridge in a row! Thanks to Jake Whitman (Interim Head Coach), Tony Wolden, Mack Hopkins-Assistants

Cheer: Great work supporting our teams. Thanks to Khalie Whitman Head Coach

Cross Country: Head Coach Tommy Race, Ali Lilly, Michael Thimgan Assistants

Big thanks to Mr. Tim Helmer - Everything Athletics!



Please congratulate the following students for representing our great school during this high level business competition.

Brian Conde Martinez and Grace Upppendahl - Event: Integrated Marketing Campaign

Mel Fuimaono: Event- Principles of Hospitality and Tourism

Alexa Miriam Garcia-Jimenez: Event - Business Finance Series

Emily Ney: Event - Professional Selling

Extra praise goes to Emily Ney for placing at state and qualifying to compete at the International level against DECA students from around the globe at this years International Career Development Conference.

Fine Arts

2021 NWESD High School Virtual Art Show.

Several of Ms. Zawila's students entered this virtual art show and competition. You can view the online gallery at this link: https://www.nwesd.org/2021-nwesd-high-school-art-show-gallery/ share with your family and friends. A lot of this art you may see in future publications from the NWESD and OSPI!

MVHS Debate

Over the last two weekends, the MVHS Debate Team has competed at the WIAA State Speech and Debate Championships against competitors representing the entire state, and…WE HAVE TWO STATE CHAMPIONS!!! Alexa Grechishkin and Ausha Curry. Alexa also earned the prestigious Erik Helppie Award. Way to Go!

Other Debate Winners

  • Parker Halgren and Melanie Fuimaono (9th)... Duo Interpretation- 6th in the STATE!

  • Mel Fuimaono (9th)...Program of Oral Interpretation- 3rd in the STATE!

  • Sam Kiehn (10th)... Congressional Debate- made it to FINALS and placed 17th!

CLICK HERE: MVHS Family & Student Survey Results

Family and student input for the development of hybrid learning

Haga clic aquí: Resultados de la encuesta de MVHS

Contribución de la familia y los estudiantes para el desarrollo del aprendizaje híbrido

Important Dates | Fechas importantes


  • 3/22 - Spring Sports Begin | Comienzan los deportes de primavera

  • 3/26 - NEW DATE Class of 2021 Drive In Bingo | Clase de 2021 Drive In Bingo

  • 3/27-29 - FFA State Floral Competition | Competencia floral estatal de la FFA

  • 3/26 - Hybrid/Remote Survey is due | Se debe realizar una encuesta híbrida / remota

  • 4/15 - Deadline for ordering Caps and Gowns for 4/30 delivery. | Fecha límite para pedir togas y birretes para entrega el 30/04.
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