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THE MAGAZINE WINTER 2016 Transforming Connections

University 8 Parent 42 Athletics 32 Fine Arts 46 Annual Report Conversations 2 Curiosity Standouts 10 Faculty Feature 16 Contents Many of the doodles throughout this issue were created by Sky

University 8 Parent 42 Athletics 32 Fine Arts 46 Annual Report Conversations 2 Curiosity Standouts 10 Faculty Feature 16 Contents Many of the doodles throughout this issue were created by Sky

Curiosity Conversations A P at h to D i s c o very To frame the scope of this significant project, we have been utilizing the Schools DEEP design thinking protocol discover, empathize, experiment,

Curiosity Conversations A P at h to D i s c o very To frame the scope of this significant project, we have been utilizing the Schools DEEP design thinking protocol discover, empathize, experiment,

With the assistance of Stanford d. School professors and designers, the Wonder team developed what they call The Mount Vernon Manifesto. Based on their fivemonth ethnographic study of our community, t

With the assistance of Stanford d. School professors and designers, the Wonder team developed what they call The Mount Vernon Manifesto. Based on their fivemonth ethnographic study of our community, t

Experiment Produce Since June 2015, the architectural design firms have been in the experiment design thinking mode. Based on what they learned about us, they presented a number of prototypes archite

Experiment Produce Since June 2015, the architectural design firms have been in the experiment design thinking mode. Based on what they learned about us, they presented a number of prototypes archite

As multipliers PARENTS ARE CURIOUS. We ask the big and challenging questions that will help us be stronger parents and learn more about who and why our children are the way they are. Multiplying Conn

As multipliers PARENTS ARE CURIOUS. We ask the big and challenging questions that will help us be stronger parents and learn more about who and why our children are the way they are. Multiplying Conn

connectors LISA CUMMING Prekindergarten Teacher I literally get down on the floor to engage my preschool students. When I connect with them in this way, I can demonstrate that they, as well as their i

connectors LISA CUMMING Prekindergarten Teacher I literally get down on the floor to engage my preschool students. When I connect with them in this way, I can demonstrate that they, as well as their i

I HAVE LEARNED THE IMPORTANCE OF GIVING STUDENTS CHOICES. WHEN I SAY, I LOVE MY SCHOOL, I REALLY MEAN IT. KARI YOUNG Grade 8 GrammarComposition Teacher I have had many proud and surprising moments w

I HAVE LEARNED THE IMPORTANCE OF GIVING STUDENTS CHOICES. WHEN I SAY, I LOVE MY SCHOOL, I REALLY MEAN IT. KARI YOUNG Grade 8 GrammarComposition Teacher I have had many proud and surprising moments w

I TRULY CARE ABOUT THEIR QUESTIONS. ROBIN MATHEWS Upper School Math Teacher For me, connection is rooted in truly caring for others without that genuine concern, it wont happen. So, when I listen to s

I TRULY CARE ABOUT THEIR QUESTIONS. ROBIN MATHEWS Upper School Math Teacher For me, connection is rooted in truly caring for others without that genuine concern, it wont happen. So, when I listen to s

A Dynamic Connected Community Much of the magic of Mount Vernon and perhaps a major reason the Schools enrollment is at an alltime high, has to do with the connections our students have with one anot

A Dynamic Connected Community Much of the magic of Mount Vernon and perhaps a major reason the Schools enrollment is at an alltime high, has to do with the connections our students have with one anot

Transdisciplinary Learning Math Physics Engineering When three core classes come together to redesign a basic mode of transportation, avenues open to new thought processes. Math, Science, Engine

Transdisciplinary Learning Math Physics Engineering When three core classes come together to redesign a basic mode of transportation, avenues open to new thought processes. Math, Science, Engine

Studioi Imagination Tinkering Students in Kindergarten through sixth grade engineer functional objects based on their freedom to explore, think, design, and tinker in our intentionally created make

Studioi Imagination Tinkering Students in Kindergarten through sixth grade engineer functional objects based on their freedom to explore, think, design, and tinker in our intentionally created make

The Frontier Play Learning Learning through play is the genesis for the naturally built reimagining of our playground, as students are encouraged to discover, create, and imagine. Wonder. Wander.

The Frontier Play Learning Learning through play is the genesis for the naturally built reimagining of our playground, as students are encouraged to discover, create, and imagine. Wonder. Wander.

StudentLed Conferences Assume Engage Accept Through their eportfolios, students gain a better perspective of learning with their teachers and their parents. Taking Ownership StudentLed Conference

StudentLed Conferences Assume Engage Accept Through their eportfolios, students gain a better perspective of learning with their teachers and their parents. Taking Ownership StudentLed Conference

Learning Coaches Big Picture Individual Student Needs A strong team of four coaches provides vision, direction, expertise, insight, and support to faculty and students in Kindergarten through grade

Learning Coaches Big Picture Individual Student Needs A strong team of four coaches provides vision, direction, expertise, insight, and support to faculty and students in Kindergarten through grade

Experts in Residence Parents RealWorld Experience With the unequivocal realworld experience our parent community brings to Mount Vernon, our students are blessed with available knowledge only waitin

Experts in Residence Parents RealWorld Experience With the unequivocal realworld experience our parent community brings to Mount Vernon, our students are blessed with available knowledge only waitin

Council on Innovation Local Leaders Design Thinking Expert Design Thinking students collaborate with local leaders to solve a common issue, propelling the Mount Vernon mission. Blending the Worlds

Council on Innovation Local Leaders Design Thinking Expert Design Thinking students collaborate with local leaders to solve a common issue, propelling the Mount Vernon mission. Blending the Worlds

THE ART OF The currency of our time is quickly becoming creativity. I am constantly inspired by our Arts facultys passion for revealing and developing creative and artistic skills in our students. At

THE ART OF The currency of our time is quickly becoming creativity. I am constantly inspired by our Arts facultys passion for revealing and developing creative and artistic skills in our students. At

Art Connections in the Spotlight Upper School Fall Production Beast on the Moon MIDDLE SCHOOL, Upper School, and faculty actors THE CAST with James Campbells history classes HISTORY CLASSES to the Arm

Art Connections in the Spotlight Upper School Fall Production Beast on the Moon MIDDLE SCHOOL, Upper School, and faculty actors THE CAST with James Campbells history classes HISTORY CLASSES to the Arm

Senior Standouts AKIM ABDIYEV Ukrainian International Student The biggest step I ever took was when I was accepted to boarding school in Ukraine. As one of the best language schools in Crimea, they w

Senior Standouts AKIM ABDIYEV Ukrainian International Student The biggest step I ever took was when I was accepted to boarding school in Ukraine. As one of the best language schools in Crimea, they w

Senior Standouts HALEY TODD Singer, Servant Leader My beliefs, people in my life, and my favorite stories inspire me to go above and beyond, taking on challenges and overcoming obstacles. My biggest

Senior Standouts HALEY TODD Singer, Servant Leader My beliefs, people in my life, and my favorite stories inspire me to go above and beyond, taking on challenges and overcoming obstacles. My biggest

Senior Standouts JACOB MUNOZ Athlete, Faithful Christian As my personal story of overcoming challenges and my accomplishments on the football field come out Jacob was recently featured by Sports Illu

Senior Standouts JACOB MUNOZ Athlete, Faithful Christian As my personal story of overcoming challenges and my accomplishments on the football field come out Jacob was recently featured by Sports Illu

FAMILY COACH APPROACH Meet the Edmonsons While many dads hope for little boys they might one day have the opportunity to coach, MVPS Varsity Softball Head Coach Mike Edmonson is blessed with two girls

FAMILY COACH APPROACH Meet the Edmonsons While many dads hope for little boys they might one day have the opportunity to coach, MVPS Varsity Softball Head Coach Mike Edmonson is blessed with two girls

HIGHLIGHTS WHO INSPIRES YOU Katie Peddle Even when she was hurt she would continue to play and try and help the team. Katie is an amazing volleyball player and would always do the best for the team an

HIGHLIGHTS WHO INSPIRES YOU Katie Peddle Even when she was hurt she would continue to play and try and help the team. Katie is an amazing volleyball player and would always do the best for the team an

Patricia Byce In honor of Mills M Mac Byce Trey Byers Dr. Kelli Bynum Mr. and Mrs. Cadavid Virginia and Matthew Cagwin Scott and Katie Cain Jane and Jim Caldwell The Calhoun Family Sharon and Jeff Ca

Patricia Byce In honor of Mills M Mac Byce Trey Byers Dr. Kelli Bynum Mr. and Mrs. Cadavid Virginia and Matthew Cagwin Scott and Katie Cain Jane and Jim Caldwell The Calhoun Family Sharon and Jeff Ca

20152016 MOUNT VERNON FUND DONORS Kinder Morgan Foundation Sarah and Ron King Beatrice Kirkland The Koch Family Russell Kohl The Kolb Family Lauren and Brad Koontz Christine Kosmos In honor of Rachel

20152016 MOUNT VERNON FUND DONORS Kinder Morgan Foundation Sarah and Ron King Beatrice Kirkland The Koch Family Russell Kohl The Kolb Family Lauren and Brad Koontz Christine Kosmos In honor of Rachel

Contributors to the Marsha Powell Fund 20142015 The Mount Vernon Fund Annual Report The Mount Vernon Fund The Schools most important annual funding initiative that sustains all. High participation

Contributors to the Marsha Powell Fund 20142015 The Mount Vernon Fund Annual Report The Mount Vernon Fund The Schools most important annual funding initiative that sustains all. High participation

20142015 MOUNT VERNON FUND DONORS Cynthia, Bill, Cody and Winston Fox Caroline and Jon Gallinaro The Gavalas Family Marie and Heath Graham Ashley and Tony Giardino The Griswold Family Elizabeth and Ra

20142015 MOUNT VERNON FUND DONORS Cynthia, Bill, Cody and Winston Fox Caroline and Jon Gallinaro The Gavalas Family Marie and Heath Graham Ashley and Tony Giardino The Griswold Family Elizabeth and Ra

20142015 MOUNT VERNON FUND DONORS Contributors to the Marsha Powell Fund Mr. and Mrs. Tom J. Nohstadt Jenny Novoselsky Kimberly and Dan Oliver Mr. and Mrs. Franklyn R. Onley, III Krista and Edward P

20142015 MOUNT VERNON FUND DONORS Contributors to the Marsha Powell Fund Mr. and Mrs. Tom J. Nohstadt Jenny Novoselsky Kimberly and Dan Oliver Mr. and Mrs. Franklyn R. Onley, III Krista and Edward P

GA Tax Credit Program CONTRIBUTORS Anonymous 1 AnneBrown and Bo Adams Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Adams Julie and Brad Allison The Andres Family Jake and Liz Aull The Barber Family Debbie and David Barcl

GA Tax Credit Program CONTRIBUTORS Anonymous 1 AnneBrown and Bo Adams Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Adams Julie and Brad Allison The Andres Family Jake and Liz Aull The Barber Family Debbie and David Barcl

Mustang Rally SPONSORS Presenting Sponsor 15,000 and above BBT Mustang Partner 10,000 Arrow Exterminators Mustang Sponsor 5,000 Anonymous 1 Buckhead Uniforms Schoen Insulation Services Mustang Banner

Mustang Rally SPONSORS Presenting Sponsor 15,000 and above BBT Mustang Partner 10,000 Arrow Exterminators Mustang Sponsor 5,000 Anonymous 1 Buckhead Uniforms Schoen Insulation Services Mustang Banner

On November 7, 2015, Mount Vernon parents and faculty came together to celebrate and support MVIFIThe Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Jose and Shannan deLima Andrew and Lauren Zgutowicz The S

On November 7, 2015, Mount Vernon parents and faculty came together to celebrate and support MVIFIThe Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Jose and Shannan deLima Andrew and Lauren Zgutowicz The S

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