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9/7 Principal Message

Good afternoon Parents/Guardians,


Week two is now in the books. Our students have been working hard inside and outside of the classroom. Please make sure to log into HomeBase (Powerschool) to see how your child is doing so far. Here are a few reminders of upcoming events:


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. Please RSVP by returning the Open House form to school or contacting the main office.


Maverick Family Academics Nights

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. Please RSVP by returning this flyer or by calling the main office.


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

  • Wednesday, September 12: Open House 6-7: 30 pm
  • Wednesday, September 19: School Closed
  • Thursday, September 20: Principal Roundtable Event
  • Thursday, September 27: Maverick Family Academics Night
  • Friday, September 28: Early Release