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8/31 Principal Message



I hope everyone had a wonderful first week back to school. It has been an absolute pleasure having your children on campus this week. As the week has progressed, our teachers have started with relationship building activities, to team building activities to now starting their curriculum. Of course, we will continue building strong relationships with our students and families as the school year moves along.



Thank you for being patient as we have figured out the transportation portion of the school day. We recognize that we are not 100% there yet, but we are getting close. If you are still having issues with transportation, please contact the private transportation provider first. If you do not get a response, or you do not know your provider, please contact Mt. Vernon Middle School directly. If you know that you will be having an address change, please let us know as soon as possible.


Open House

Mt. Vernon will hold our first Open House of the school year on Wednesday, 9/12 starting at 6pm. Please mark your calendar. Dinner and childcare will be provided. The Meet the Teacher portion of the evening will begin promptly at 6:30 pm. This event will be an opportunity for families to meet the teachers and to gain information regarding course grading policies, course content, etc. More information to come.


Family Engagement Night

Mt. Vernon will be hosting an informative work session for families on Thursday, 9/27 at 6pm. This event will begin with a brief overview of how WCPSS defines success as a student. Then, families will break into grade level teams to review student-specific iReady data points and how to interpret this information. Finally, families will work with staff members to determine different ways to support our students outside of the classroom. As with Open House, dinner and childcare will be provided.


Round Table with Mr. Hokenberg

Starting in September, I will be hosting a roundtable event for parents to join me to discuss all things Mt. Vernon and any other topics that parents would like to discuss. With the feedback provided by parents, I will be offering multiple times and locations throughout the school year to meet with families. The first event will be held on the campus of Mt. Vernon Middle School on Thursday, 9/20. On this day, we will two separate times for families to join. Session 1 will be held at from 10-11am and session 2 will be from 6:30-7:30pm. For the morning session, light refreshments will be served. Unfortunately, we will be unable to provide childcare as students will be on campus. For the second session, a light dinner will be served and we will be able to provide childcare. Please RSVP for the event by completing this Sign-Up Genius link or by contacting the office and letting us know which session and how many people will be in attendance.


MAV Sheets

Please continue monitoring your child’s MAV Sheet nightly. This behavior management system serves to provide immediate positive feedback to our students while addressing areas in need of improvement. At times, the MAV sheets will also contain important pieces of information for you and your family.


Upcoming Events

  • Monday, September 3: NO SCHOOL Labor Day
  • Tuesday, September 4: iReady Diagnostic Math
  • Wednesday, September 5: iReady Diagnostic Reading
  • Wednesday, September 12: Open House 6-7:30pm