April 20, 2014 Important Links and Latest News
Kindergarten Registration & Information Fair Dates
The Kindergarten Information Fair is April 29, 6:30 - 7:30 pm at Cascade Commons (between Little Mountain Elementary & Mount Baker Middle School). The fair provides a fun place to learn everything kindergarten! Registration dates for the individual schools are listed below. Please join us for these fun events and introduction to school for your kindergartner.
|Centennial||Thursday, May 8th 3:30-5:30 pm|
|Jefferson||Tuesday, May 6th 4:00-6:00 pm|
|Lincoln||Thursday, May 8th 4:00-6:00 pm|
|Little Mountain||Tuesday, May 6th 4:00-6:00 pm|
|Madison||Wednesday, May 7th 4:00-6:00 pm|
|Washington||Thursday, May 8th 4:00-7:00 pm|
If your child is born after August 30, 2009 but before October 1, 2009 and you wish to have them considered for early kindergarten testing/entrance, get in touch with Susan Fraley @ Special Services (Tel 360-428-6141) BEFORE JUNE 13th if you want to have your child considered.
Looking for information related to local events? This link has information that may be useful. Please note, the district does not sponsor these events and assumes no responsibility for the conduct or safety of the event/activity.
Move of 6th Grade to Middle School
The Mount Vernon School Board voted at their regular meeting on November 20 to change grade bands. Effective with the 2014-2015 school year, 6th grade will be at the middle schools. Much will be done this winter and spring to ensure a smooth transition. For additional information on this change, including a proposed timeline, summary of parent meetings, frequently asked questions, and more, visit the Superintendent's Page.
Madison Elementary School Dual Language Program
Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, Madison Elementary will be a full dual language school at the kindergarten and 1st grade levels and will roll up one grade level each year thereafter. For questions, please call Madison Elementary at 360-428-6131.
Watch this video to answers your questions regarding the 6th grade transition to middle school. Also find the latest teacher/student collaborative video. Learn about the exciting things happening in your schools by watching the many great videos on the District YouTube account. Check them out here on You Tube.
Need to know details on inclement weather and possible schedule interruptions? Check this information. Be sure to watch or listen to the local news stations.
Mount Vernon School District Vision & Mission (adopted 8/15/2012)
For more information on goals, please go to Board of Directors page .
Our graduates are extraordinary people who embrace diversity. They are critical and inspired thinkers. They are passionate in pursuit of their goals and aspirations, and they are committed to their communities and to the betterment of society.
To expect, encourage, and facilitate the pursuit of excellence in our students, preparing them for a global environment in which life-long learning is critical to their success and happiness.
1. Early Learning. Ensure that every student completes kindergarten with the skills needed to be successful in their further education.
2. Quality Instruction. Engage and inspire every student through powerful instruction, fostering development of critical thinking and problem solving skills and motivating academic achievement through high expectations.
3. Family Partnerships. Engage families to provide encouragement and support to students, ensuring that student needs are met and their educational opportunities are enhanced.
4. Creative Independence. Encourage and facilitate student independence, self-motivation, perseverance, and creativity, preparing our graduates for continuing education, careers, and fulfulling lives.