By Pam Robinson
The Mount Vernon School Board singled out Mount Vernon High School, or MVHS, women’s acappella ensemble Angelus for recognition at its Monday, Sept. 17, meeting. On Sept. 6, Angelus was named “Arts Ensemble of the Year” at the 2012 Mayor’s Arts Awards Gala, an annual event sponsored by the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana since 1996.
After the meeting, additional information about the honor was enthusiastically provided by Dana Taylor, long-time Director of Vocal Music and esteemed faculty member in the Fine Arts Academy at MVHS. Taylor explained that the Arts Council created the award, “Arts Ensemble of the Year,” just for Angelus. The women’s ensemble has enjoyed great success not only with local and national audiences, but also on national and international radio. The “Arts Ensemble of the Year” award will continue now as an inspiration for the sizeable number of high school, collegiate and semi-professional ensembles in the area.
Taylor noted the public will have another opportunity to catch a performance by Angelus at United Way’s free entertainment evening, Saturday, October 13, to thank the community for 50 years of support. Their latest CD, “Contemplation,” will be on sale at that time. After their United Way performance at MVHS, Angelus will not again perform publicly until January 2013.
Posey County’s own Wolfgang Orchestra will also perform at MVHS for the October 13 United Way celebration, Taylor made sure to mention. He pointed out that Wolfgang’s conductor Dennis Noon and his talented wife Nancy Noon were also honored by the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana with the “Posey County Arts Award.”
Posey County can take pride in its musicians and their contributions to the arts.
In other business:
•The board received an update on the Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant and the Lights on After School grant. The Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant will end in March, but services will be carried out until the end of the school year. Officials cannot reapply for this grant since the federal money no longer exists for this grant. Fortunately, much of the grant was used for materials and equipment that will remain in the schools. In the days to come, officials will be looking at personnel involved with the grant, especially the social worker. As for the Lights on After School grant, it is in effect for two more years, with the possibility of reoccurring. The program has been so beneficial to students, officials will be looking at other options if the grant does not reoccur.
•The board heard a report on the West Elementary Water Drainage Project. It is almost complete now with lights soon to be on and finishing touches made.
•The board accepted the resignations from Kristina Griffin as a teacher assistant effective Sept. 20, 2012, and from John Schelhorn as assistant boys’ basketball coach effective immediately.
• The board granted a high school diploma from Mount Vernon High School to Aaron Michael McMillen.
• The board granted Angelus permission to perform in the campus chapel at St. Mary’s Hospital on Sunday, October 21, 2012.
• The board authorized renewals for leasing sections of Hedges Central School as per the leasing agreements for Expressway Ministries, Faith Fellowship Church, and Wolfgang Orchestra and Chorus for one year beginning October 1, 2012.
The Mount Vernon School Board meets again on Monday, October 1. 2012, at 5:45 p.m. in the junior high media center.
By Pam Robinson
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