Wiggin Street Parent Update

March 3, 2023

Better Together

Dear Wiggin Street Families,

As mentioned in a previous update, the Wiggin Street Peer Mediation Program was highlighted in the February MVCSD Board Meeting. Keaton and Delaney Newell did a fabulous job sharing about their leadership role as Peer Mediators. Also, we truly appreciate all of the hard work Mrs. Carlson has put into the program to make it successful this year. You can view Wiggin Street's portion of the meeting here.

Following the board meeting, we were contacted by Grant Richey from Knox Pages who was interested in visiting our playground, seeing our Peer Mediators in action, and writing an article which can be found here. It was a beautiful spring-like day and Kenyon soccer players were visiting for a Math-a-thon reward. We appreciated his visit and article.

We are very excited to watch our K-2 students when they present their Spring Musicals next Monday, March 6th! Please pay close attention to the times listed for each grade level's arrival in the flyer below. Thank you Mrs. Springer for your efforts which we know will be evident by the students' preparedness and superb performance which will be held at Rosse Hall, Kenyon College.

Lastly, I want to draw your attention to the Upcoming Events Calendar and the 2-hour delayed start that will take place Monday, March 27th. That is the same day as our Student Leadership Team Meeting, so we will meet at 10:40 that morning in the library.

We hope you have a great weekend!

Best wishes,

Christy Grandstaff

K-2 Spring Musicals Monday, March 6th

Monday, March 6th: Students (all grades) will be walking to Rosse Hall (Kenyon College) during the school day for the K-2 Spring Musicals. Please avoid appointments on this day.

PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD DRESS FOR THE WEATHER! If it’s raining, we’ll have buses on standby for transportation.

Big picture


Congratulations to the Top Math-a-thon Fundraisers by Grade!

K: Norah Krajenski

1st: Elena Suazo Faber

2nd: Olive Miller

3rd: Matilda Sulzer

4th: Kayla Lockett

5th: Charles Warga

The Top Overall Fundraisers had the most time in the money machine today!

3rd overall: Caylee Pelton raised over $400

2nd overall: Norah Krajenski raised $500

1st overall: Matilda Sulzer raised over $600

Thanks to everyone that participated in the Math-a-thon. We are grateful for a community that is supportive of our schools!

Grand Prize Winner

Congratulations to Matilda Sulzer, the Grand Prize Winner for the Math-a-thon Fundraiser, and she will be Mrs. Eilbacher for a day!
Big picture

More Amazon Gift Card Winners

Gus Koller

Big picture

Breakfast with the Teachers Math-a-thon Reward

Big picture

Continuing Open Enrollment Opens March 1

Continuing Open Enrollment is for students who are currently attending Mount Vernon School District and desire to continue open enrollment with the District for the 2023-2024 school year.

  • Complete your application through the Parent Portal on the District web site. Instructions for Continuing Open Enrollment are located on the Parent Resources Page.
  • Continuing Open Enrolled opens March 1, students will have until April 10 to complete this process.

If your address has changed since your last application, please update your child's emergency medical form in the Parent Portal on the District web site and you will also need to provide proof of residency. Instructions for Change of Address are also located on the Parent Resource Page.

If you have any questions concerning Continuing Open Enrollment, please contact Jessica Shelton jshelton@mvcsd.us or contact John Frye jfrye@mvcsd.us .

Web Quest in Ms. Waugh's Class

Students in Ms. Waugh's class did a Web Quest today, March 1st, searching for Ohio symbols for Ohio's birthday.

March 27th 2-hour Delayed Start

On March 27th, MVCSD will have a 2-hour delayed for teacher professional development. Our elementary teachers will be using the additional time to complete Dyslexia training modules through Ohio Department of Education.

Grades 3-5 Ohio State Testing Dates

Please keep these dates in mind when scheduling appointments for April. Make-up testing takes some of our educators away from intervention instruction, so we like to limit it as much as possible.

3rd-5th Grade ELA: April 12-13

3rd-5th Grade Math: April 18-19

5th Grade Science: April 25-26

This site for students and families has lots of great information about the state test and 3rd grade Reading Guarantee. It also has a practice test that can be found in the image at the top of the page.

Upcoming Events

Click here for the 2022-23 Mount Vernon City School District Yearly Calendar


6 Spring Musicals @ Rosse Hall

Kindergarten and 1st Grade begin at 6:15pm (arrive at 6pm)

2nd grade begin at 7:45pm (arrive at 7:30)

7 FOW Meeting, 5:00

8 Gifted Seminar @ Fieldhouse

12 Daylight Savings Time

16 End of 3rd Nine Weeks

17 Teacher In-Service Day (No School)

20 Start of 4th 9 weeks

24 Report Cards go home 3rd 9 wks

27 2-hour Delayed Start

27 Student Leadership Mtg @ 10:40 am in the library

30 3rd grade field trip to BFEC


12-13 3rd-5th Grade ELA Ohio State Testing

18-19 3rd-5th Grade Math Ohio State Testing

25-26 5th Grade Science Ohio State Testing

Big picture

Idle-free Zone

For pick up, please do not arrive until 3:30. There is no stopping, standing, or parking on E. Brooklyn St. allowed. Also, please reminder that our school is an Idle-free Zone. Protect our children and the community by turning off your engine.