Tuesday, May 14, 2013
District Tournament started at Mount Vernon High School.
UPDATE: The Majors won their game Tuesday night, 23 to 2 against Falls Church High School. Way to go! --- The Mount Vernon Majors girls softball team will host the district tournament Tuesday night beginning at 6 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road. They'll be playing Falls Church High School. Go Majors! See you at the game!
Monday, April 15, 2013
Mount Vernon High School students participated in the opening of an exhibit.
Mount Vernon High School students recently participated in the opening of an art and writing exhibit of works by military connected students at the U.S. Department of Education headquarters in Washington, D.C. Works featured in the exhibit are by the winners of a worldwide Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) arts competition. “America’s Children” features 50 pieces of works from students based around the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Germany. A ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 3 featured remarks by Taylor Walton, MCEC Student 2 Student president at Mount Vernon High School; the Department’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Eric Waldo; Mary Keller, president and CEO of MCEC; and Patricia Shinseki, board member of MCEC. Following a presentation by the …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Mount Vernon Majors started their baseball season in March.
The Mount Vernon High School baseball team has gotten off to a rocky start since their season opener against Wakefield on March 19. The Majors won against Wakefield, 6-5 then lost the next four games against Hayfield (0-10), Stonewall Jackson High (2-9), Potomac High (3-12), and Annandale (1-21). The Majors won their next game against Falls Church on March 28, 8-5, and lost to Stuart (3-14) and Falls Church (8-9). Mount Vernon will take on Washington-Lee High 6 p.m. Tuesday at Quincy Park. Here's a schedule of upcoming games for Mount Vernon varsity baseball:
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Volunteers and item donations are needed for the upcoming fundraiser.
Volunteers are needed to assist with the Mount Vernon High School Mulch Sale Fundraiser on April 20. The fundraiser begins at 8 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. The mulch sale is a fundraiser for the Class of 2013 All Night Grad Party. Volunteers are needed for the following duties: The following items are needed for the mulch sale: If you are interested in volunteering for the Mount Vernon High School Mulch Sale, please contact email@example.com or the Combined Parent Council (CPC) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those interested may also attend next CPC meeting on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in room G-100.
Friday, April 5, 2013
The program seeks donation of gently used or new prom dresses, shoes, purses, and more.
The Mount Vernon Princess for a Night program makes prom a dream come true for students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to have the means to attend. The program serves approximately 200 students a year. Last year, 350 students benefitted from the generosity of the community. Donations of the following items are needed: Donations will be accepted until May 3 and may be dropped off at the following locations: If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to assist with the project, please e-mail Katie Basinski at Kabasinski@fcps.edu or call 703-619-3304.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Proceeds will benefit the All Night Grad Party.
Mount Vernon High School will host its annual mulch sale fundraiser on April 20. Mulch will be sold at a cost of $5 per bag. Each bag contains three cubic feet of double shredded hardwood bark mulch. Orders of 10 bags or more will be delivered to select ZIP codes. Proceeds will support the senior class All Night Grad Party. For more information or to order, email email@example.com or call 850-225-7181.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Three students participated in the first-ever MVHS Community Clean-Up.
Mount Vernon High School students recently took part in a new community service project called MVHS Community Clean-Up. Students Brdget Awantoh, Joseph Hood, and David Sopko collected 16 bags of garbage from the neighborhood surrounding Mount Vernon High School. The community service project will show the community Mount Vernon High School students have pride in their school and community. Project coordinator Jolinda Sopko has had more student volunteers sign-up and plans to have another clean-up in April.
Students from Mount Vernon and West Potomac High School will compete in the National Leadership Conference.
Five Fairfax County Public Schools Health and Medical Sciences students have finished in the top three at the 33rd annual Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Leadership Conference in Williamsburg. These students have advanced to the HOSA National Leadership Conference in Nashville in June. HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education that provides leadership development opportunities and recognition to Health and Medical Sciences students, according to a press release sent by FCPS. At the state level in the Physical Therapy category, Nena Abernathy of Mount Vernon High School won first place; Jordan Gooch of Lake Braddock Secondary School finished in second place, and Garrett Farmerie…
Friday, March 22, 2013
Fifteen MVHS students were recognized for their outstanding work.
Mount Vernon High School sent 19 students to the Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Robinson Secondary School last weekend. Of these students, 15 were recognized for their outstanding work. MVHS students receiving honors include: Second Place winners include: Third place winners include: The following students received honorable mention for their categories: Sarah Valencia and Callista Skaggs will compete at the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair, which takes place on April 5 and 6 at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Mount Vernon High School hosted the District 5 National History Day competition earlier this month.
Mount Vernon High School hosted the District 5 National History Day competition on March 2. National History Day is an academic program where students participate at the school, district, state, and national levels. Students research a unique topic based on the given theme and create a group or individual project in the following categories: Website, Paper, Documentary, Exhibit, and Performance. Projects are judged on historical quality as well as overall presentation. This year's theme is Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events. The following Mount Vernon High School students won their divisions. These students will attend the Virginia State History Day competition on April 20in Williamsburg, Virginia. More than 200 high school …