Archive for the ‘Academics’ Category

Launching Tennis Balls

Launching Tennis Balls

By Brian Harris Trebuchets marked a huge historic moment for the science of physics. In physics class, which is taught by Heather Allen, students are tasked with building trebuchets. The trebuchets are supposed to be smaller than one meter in length, width and height so that the trebuchets aren’t capable of breaking. With the trebuchets, […]

A Look into Classrooms in February

                                               

Students Experience Internships

Students Experience Internships

By Reese Panos A new opportunity during J-term this year was to experience internships. Students were able to go off campus to spend 11 days encountering a number of job fields, including professions like dentistry, architecture, and medicine. Senior Ben McGuire interned as a journalist for the Mt. Vernon-Lisbon Sun.There he worked on editing, uploading […]

Students Hear Author Bryan Stevenson

Students Hear Author Bryan Stevenson

Story by Catherine Yeoman On Monday, Jan. 29, a group of Mount Vernon High School students traveled to Iowa State University to hear Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy, speak. Stevenson told his story; about his life, his family, becoming a lawyer, and he shared some stories of people who weren’t treated unjustly by the […]

J-Term Day 2

J-Term Day 2

As the video journalism class learns to use cameras, explore the other J-term classes with them through their practice photos:

J-Term Enters Third Year

J-Term Enters Third Year

J-term is beginning for Mount Vernon High School. It is a 10-day elective, where students are able to explore project-based learning, work on internships, or even tour Europe. Below are photos from the first day of class.  

Pedersen’s Enthusiasm Attracts Students

Pedersen’s Enthusiasm Attracts Students

By Coy Martin When he first visited the small town of Mount Vernon, Preston Pedersen knew that he was going to enjoy working here for a long time. With the success Mount Vernon has with not only athletics but with academics, Pedersen, a physical education teacher now in his second year at MVHS, knew that […]

Sewing up a Storm

Sewing up a Storm

By Maddie Naeve Walking down the halls of school, most likely one will see a wave of scrunchies. The scrunchie trend has taken over the school. It began by students simply purchasing them from a store and has advanced to asking a friend in a sewing class to make one. Junior Becky Edwards has made […]

Donate to the Penny War by Friday

Donate to the Penny War by Friday

By Jillian McGuire and Oliver Crocker Do you have cash, or coins just lying around? If so, donating to the Penny War is the perfect opportunity for you. The purpose of the Penny War is to help hurricane victims struggling with the aftermath of recent natural disasters. It’s also a competition between other grades. Each […]

MVHS Kicks off the School Year

MVHS Kicks off the School Year

Junior Connor Myers practices ceramics in the art room during fifth hour on Aug. 29. Photo by Josh Jordan.