Family Weekly Update


New Graduation Requirements

These requirements have been around and we have put information out for a few years now, but this is the first year that graduation can be impacted. Below is a handout that explains the requirements. ODE Informational Website


Homecoming Information

When: October 1st from 8-11

Where: The fieldhouse

Who: Mount Vernon high school students. Seniors may bring a high school-aged guest. No middle school students are permitted. Guest forms are located in the office and are due by Tuesday, September 20.

Cost: $15.00 a ticket. Tickets can be purchased before or after school in room 120.

  • Tickets will NOT be sold during the day.
  • Tickets will be on sale from September 19-September 30th before and after school only.
  • Tickets will be doubled at the door. No exceptions.
  • Heels and dress shoes will not be permitted in the fieldhouse. Flip flops will be provided. There will be a shoe/purse/coat check for a small fee run by the Art Club.

Coat Check

The Art Club will be running a coat check for $1. The coat check will be located on the right as students enter the Fieldhouse.

Students can check bags, coats, phones, and/or shoes.

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October 9, 2022

Sunday evening at 7:00 PM

MVHS Cafeteria

Please RSVP:

October 12, 2022

Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM

MVHS Cafeteria

Please RSVP:

OCC Leadership Conference

Some of the student leaders in our building attended the Ohio Cardinal Conference Leadership event on Wednesday, September 21. During this event, speaker Sean Robbins, a former track athlete at Ashland University, gave a speech on his walk through life. Sean Sean was ranked fourth in the world for the long jump and Jesse Owens' record. Sean now trains athletes and football officials in the BIG, PAC12, and the NFL.

Students set goals for their schools. Some of the goals included reaching down to the elementary schools for lunch or recess and creating better sportsmanship among student bodies.

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Mount Vernon FFA Competes in Forestry Competitions

The Mount Vernon FFA Chapter competed in the county and district forestry competitions. There were 260 FFA members from around the state that competed in these competitions.

On September 6th, in the county competition members were asked to identify a tree by its features and characteristics, such as; average tree sizes, volume, and quality. Then they measured the trees to try and determine the average sale price of that particular tree. Members traveled to Garrett and Linda Swendal's farm in Danville to compete in this competition.

In the district competition on September 8th, competitors were asked to identify the tree by its leaves and bark, determine timber pricing based on the height, diameter, and type of tree, identify timber equipment, and read topographic maps and compasses. Students spent time in and out of class preparing for this event. The members traveled to Knox Woods to compete in this event.

On September 20th, Case Armstrong and Anysten VanHouten took the online Ohio state forestry exam. The team placed 32 in the state, with 260 members from around the state competing in this event.

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New HIVE Incentive for students

Students without any attendance or disciplinary infractions and who are receiving a grade of "C" or better in all their classes are eligible for a HIVE incentive. This will be a bi-weekly incentive, where eligible students will be able to choose between the library, theatre, and field house for their HIVE period. Students will be required to report to their HIVE every Monday.

Parent Teacher Conferences

PTC will take place on Wednesday, October 26 from 5pm to 8pm and Thursday, October 27 from 10am to 5pm.

Damaged Vape Detectors

The replacement cost of a vape detector is approximately $1,200. If a student is caught intentionally damaging a unit. This cost will be charged to their student fees.
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Upcoming Events

Friday, September 30
  • Football v. Wooster (Homecoming)

Saturday, October 1

  • JV Football @ Wooster
  • JV Golf @ Dublin Coffman Invitational
  • Varsity Golf @ Pick Central Invitational
  • Boys Soccer v. Lancaster
  • Cross Country @ Olentangy Berlin Bear Dash
  • Homecoming Dance (Fieldhouse)

Monday, October 3

  • Volleyball v. Newark (Volley for a Cure)
Tuesday, October 4
  • Boys Soccer v. Madison
  • Girls Soccer @ Zanesville
  • Volleyball v. Madison
  • Varsity Soccer @ Sectionals

Thursday, October 6

  • Boys Soccer v. Fairfield Union
  • Girls Soccer @ Madison
  • Volleyball @ Lexington

Friday, October 7

  • Football @ Madison