In our quest to both examine and realize how might school reflect real life, we have been on a journey in the Upper School guiding students to discover their passions while making an impact. One of the most visible ways we do that is through iProject. In this episode of MVStories we sit down with students and Becky Tussey who oversees the program to talk about their transformational experiences.
As Mount Vernon has evolved and grown, one integral piece of the School has transformed and opened up a world of opportunities for students. In this segment of MV Stories, we sit down with a variety of artists both staff and students who shed light on the ever-expanding MVArts!
Carrying out an essential practice at MVPS of encouraging students to connect learning to the real world, the School launched a new humanities program in the Upper School this year starting with Humanities Grade 9.
Within the class students explore literature, history, social studies, art, music, philosophy, and culture in an integrated fashion. In this episode of MV Stories,the teachers of the course talk about the experience; in addition we also hear from one of the students who shares her perspective about Humanities 9.
One of the most hands-on learning experiences we have launched to date is the School’s Design, Maker and Engineering program. As more and more jobs of the future point toward STEM careers, the new maker spaces we have recently created allow students to work in the STEM field NOW. So in this episode we are sitting down with the faculty who are helping making that happen.
In this episode of MV Stories we’re taking things out to the gridiron and the MAC--Mount Vernon’s Mustang Athletic Center for a conversation with Varsity Head Football Coach Wayne Dabbs and four seniors who play for the Mustangs. It’s time for a preview of what’s to come this fall for Mount Vernon’s football team.
Mount Vernon Says Yes! In this episode, Chief Philanthropy Officer Rosalyn Merrick reflects on the 2015-16 school year and thanks the Mount Vernon community for its immense generosity. With so many families saying YES to the Mount Vernon Fund, there is much to celebrate, plus she highlights where the money will be spent, shares donor feedback, and gives a preview of what’s to come in Mount Vernon’s fiscal future.
While fans of the popular Harry Potter series know the term 'prefects' as authority figures or those with special privileges and powers, Mount Vernon’s Upper School Prefects embody a far greater purpose. They’re the ultimate servant leaders. Join us as we sit down with the 2015-2016 Prefects for a conversation reflecting on their experience and their impact.
Mount Vernon students have an undeniable advantage...or two.
In this episode we go behind the scenes of the School's college counseling office. Led by two dynamic leaders in education---Erin McCubbin and Pam Ambler who are providing a comprehensive and highly-individualized, college counseling experience for students.
In this special episode, Brett Jacobsen from Design Movement, Trey Boden from This Is Iterative, and Allison Toller of MVstories talk shop about their podcasts. The conversation introduces listeners to their individual shows and gives an under-the-hood look at why the hosts love producing content.
This year at Mount Vernon we opened a new space on campus called Studio (i), a dynamic learning environment for students to practice their design thinking skills, build stronger muscles in science, technology, and engineering, and discover the language of coding.
Join us for a conversation with Mount Vernon Fourth Grader Piper Hendryx who shares her personal experience making in Studio (i).