Learning on a Dime J-term Prepares Students for Life after High School Learning on a Dime J-term Prepares Students for Life after High School

Learning on a Dime J-term Prepares Students for Life after High School

Video by Lexi Behrens and Amanda Roe. Learning on a Dime teaches skills like cooking and budgeting before the students go off to college. The students learned self-defense, how to cook and prepare food and do-it-yourself projects.

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Mrs. Olney’s J-Term Class Mrs. Olney’s J-Term Class

Mrs. Olney’s J-Term Class

Video by Kaitlyn Osmun and Destiny Wood

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Criminal Minds and Video Journalism J-term Criminal Minds and Video Journalism J-term

Criminal Minds and Video Journalism J-term

Video by Annie Rhomberg, Ella Brase, and Kenzie Ketchum Criminal minds and video journalism is a class that students took over J-term. These students learned about the brain and studied serial killers. They also learned how to conduct and do interviews, take photos, and how to make a video.

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Exercise Science J-Term Teaches about Health and the Body Exercise Science J-Term Teaches about Health and the Body

Exercise Science J-Term Teaches about Health and the Body

Video by Alina Merlak, Emma Klinkhammer, and Grace Krapfl Yoga, massage, exercise, cadaver labs and more! The exercise science J-term class learned all about the body and exercise this January.

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Spotlight

Student Overcomes Fear of Needles Through Donating Blood

Student Overcomes Fear of Needles Through Donating Blood

By Lauren McCollum Most people who have fears don’t immerse themselves in them. However, senior Maggie Rechkemmer did just that with her fear of needles by deciding to be a gallon blood donor. “I plan to go into nursing so I thought it was a good idea to get over my fear of needles somehow,” […]

Dec 21, 2016 10:28

Featured Activities

Large Group Speech Competes Heads to District Competition

Large Group Speech Competes Heads to District Competition

Video by Quinnie Rodman, Clara Conroy, and Oliver Crocker This video shines a light on the student loved activity known as Large Group Speech, from rehearsals to what happens at competitions. The Mount Vernon Speech Team has grown quite a bit this year with lots of new members and is bigger and better than ever. […]

Jan 18, 2017 14:09

Opinion

Top 9 Books Checked Out at the MVHS Library

Top 9 Books Checked Out at the MVHS Library

By Clara Conroy Do you need a new book to read to fill your free time? Many students often have trouble finding what book is right for them to read. A good place to start is with books popular among your friends. Below are the top nine most popular reads at the Mount Vernon High […]

Jan 10, 2017 16:14

Video

Learning on a Dime J-term Prepares Students for Life after High School

Learning on a Dime J-term Prepares Students for Life after High School

Video by Lexi Behrens and Amanda Roe. Learning on a Dime teaches skills like cooking and budgeting before the students go off to college. The students learned self-defense, how to cook and prepare food and do-it-yourself projects.

Jan 22, 2017 8:30

Recent Articles

Learning on a Dime J-term Prepares Students for Life after High School

Learning on a Dime J-term Prepares Students for Life after High School

Video by Lexi Behrens and Amanda Roe. Learning on a Dime teaches skills like cooking and budgeting before the students go off to college. The students learned self-defense, how to cook and prepare food and do-it-yourself projects.

Mrs. Olney’s J-Term Class

Mrs. Olney’s J-Term Class

Video by Kaitlyn Osmun and Destiny Wood

Criminal Minds and Video Journalism J-term

Criminal Minds and Video Journalism J-term

Video by Annie Rhomberg, Ella Brase, and Kenzie Ketchum Criminal minds and video journalism is a class that students took over J-term. These students learned about the brain and studied serial killers. They also learned how to conduct and do interviews, take photos, and how to make a video.

Exercise Science J-Term Teaches about Health and the Body

Exercise Science J-Term Teaches about Health and the Body

Video by Alina Merlak, Emma Klinkhammer, and Grace Krapfl Yoga, massage, exercise, cadaver labs and more! The exercise science J-term class learned all about the body and exercise this January.

Consumer Automotive Class Runs Its Own Business

Consumer Automotive Class Runs Its Own Business

Video by Oliver Crocker, Quinnie Rodman, and Clara Conroy This J-Term, students are being taught how to run an auto shop by teachers Ben Kuker and Kevin Murray. Students will learn how to detail a car, give oil changes, and perform a vehicle inspection. On the business side, students will learn about marketing. Below is […]

Social Justice Class Contributes to Community

Social Justice Class Contributes to Community

Video by Adrienne Hill, Lauren Kalm, and Althea Anderson Students in the 2017 Social Justice class from Mount Vernon High School, went to many places to serve to those in need at places such as The Mission of Hope and Habitat of Humanity. Students also went on a day trip to teacher Mrs. Erickson’s former […]

Spanish Trip 2017

Spanish Trip 2017

Video by Lauren Kalm, Adrienne Hill, Althea Anderson For J- Term this year, the Mount Vernon High School Spanish class took a trip to Peru. The class consisted of juniors and seniors at the high school. The students, parents and teachers visited various tourist attractions like Machu Picchu and Lima, which is the capital of […]

Large Group Speech Competes Heads to District Competition

Large Group Speech Competes Heads to District Competition

Video by Quinnie Rodman, Clara Conroy, and Oliver Crocker This video shines a light on the student loved activity known as Large Group Speech, from rehearsals to what happens at competitions. The Mount Vernon Speech Team has grown quite a bit this year with lots of new members and is bigger and better than ever. […]

Boys and Girls Both Beat Rival Solon

Boys and Girls Both Beat Rival Solon

It was a lucky Friday the 13th for Mount Vernon basketball, coming away with wins home and away. The boys’ team  60-40 in Solon, while the girls won the game 56-28 at home. Both teams face Western Dubuque Epworth on Tuesday, with the boys at home and girls away. Paige Zaruba captured the girls’s game in […]

What’s Happening in Week 2 of J-Term 2017?

What’s Happening in Week 2 of J-Term 2017?

The Video Journalism J-term class put together a photo story to give us a peek inside classes days 4-8 of the 12-day term.