The Mount Vernon City School District, through a shared decision-making process, is committed to helping its scholars, parents, teachers, and administrators enhance their academic, social, economic, and technological skills to prepare individuals to function effectively in today's global society.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Regular Meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at The Board of Education, 165 N. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10553.
Denzel Washington School of the Arts is holding its Student Choreography Showcase in the experimental theater on Friday, December 15, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. The show will feature original works by high school dance majors. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
The Skills USA club, which is advised by Samantha Cohen, culinary arts teacher, and Bonnie Ball, nurse instructor, is sponsoring a blood drive at Mount Vernon High School on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the small gym. The Skills USA club is hoping to get 60 donations, with each donation helping save up to three lives. Scan the QR code to schedule your appointment.
The Mount Vernon City School District will be hosting a webinar on December 18, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. The theme is, “A Cry for Action - All Hands on Deck.” Our scholars in grades K through 8 will be the focus of this webinar.
There will be a mobile pantry at Cecil H. Parker School on Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Mount Vernon High School is hosting Verses and Vibes, an open mic event, on Tuesday, December 19, 2023. RSVP or sign up to audition by Monday, November 27. Scan the QR code or click here to RSVP or sign up to audition.
The Mount Vernon City School District is holding the 27th annual Parent Involvement Day for all schools on Monday, February 12, 2024, in collaboration with the Mount Vernon Parent and Community Forum on Education.
For more information scan the QR code or click here to access the sign-up form.
All students interested in participating in winter athletics should sign up through the District website on Family ID. Registration began October 13, 2023. You must sign up and answer all of the health-related questions and upload a current physical.
Please see the instructions below on how to create your new Infinite Campus Parent Portal account. To begin, click the following link: Parent Portal Activation (Please note Infinite Campus Portal works best in the Google Chrome browser.) If you did not receive your access code, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Click below for more information and updates about the Parent Resource Center at Mount Vernon STEAM Academy, available to all parents and guardians in Mount Vernon.
Grimes School third grade students were introduced to rats, reptiles and the softest animal in the world when Niall Fitzgerald, naturalist educator at Greenburgh Nature Center, visited the school on Friday, December 1, 2023.
On Tuesday, November 28, 2023, the Graham School community celebrated honor roll students for the first marking period.
Students at Nelson Mandela/Dr. Hosea Zollicoffer School sat in on criminal court cases that Judge Nichelle Johnson was presiding over on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Afterwards they had a question-and-answer session with Judge Johnson, Judge Tamika Coverdale and Commanding Officer Steven Sexton from the Mount Vernon Police Department.
Terrence Barnes, junior at Rebecca Turner Academy (RTA), recently enrolled in the automotive program after its expansion from Mount Vernon High School to include RTA. The Ford Automotive Career Exploration program’s expansion was announced on Thursday, November 16, 2023, and Terrence began taking classes shortly after.
Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade scholars at Benjamin Turner Academy were inducted to the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) in a delightful ceremony on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Eighteen students in total were accepted into the prestigious program.
Nelson Mandela/Dr. Hosea Zollicoffer School students sat down in their classrooms for a unique lesson taught by high school students on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Junior Achievement High School Heroes students from Mount Vernon STEAM Academy visited the school and delivered lessons to elementary school students.
Benjamin Turner Academy (BTA) students gathered in the gymnasium for a fun science lesson, hosted by Mad Science, involving physics, chemistry and other scientific concepts. John “The Proton” Theodorou, Mad Science’s New York operations manager, visited the school and ran several experiments for the students on Wednesday, November 29, 2023.
Seventh and eighth-grade students from Lincoln School took an exciting and informative trip to Mount Vernon City Hall on Monday, November 27, 2023. Students were welcomed by Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard, who shared why she is compelled to serve as our mayor. She also answered questions about her duties and passions as a leader.
Third and fourth grade students at Nelson Mandela/Dr. Hosea Zollicoffer School worked together to make pumpkin catapults, slime, and towers using nothing but toothpicks and marshmallows on Monday, November 27, 2023.
In preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday, Pennington School hosted its first Turkey Bowl kickball game with the middle school students on Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Mount Vernon Honor Academy held PTA Movie Night on Friday, November 17, 2023. Students and their families attended and watched a fun movie in the gymnasium and enjoyed some movie snacks.
On Tuesday, November 21, 2023, the Mount Vernon City School District partnered with Aramark and the Masonic Progressive Lodge #64 of Mount Vernon in a Thanksgiving turkey drive. The drive provided a free full Thanksgiving meal to the members of the community.
I'm forever grateful to everyone who stood by my side and the memories made throughout my time at STEAM Academy. Memories are the stories we will share and look back on to reminisce about the good times.
Daniella Costa Dos Santos, MV STEAM Academy Valedictorian 2023
I feel that there are a lot more teachers and grownups willing to support you here – not just in learning but also in your emotions and making sure you are feeling alright.
Frank Fabian, Benjamin Turner Middle School
My teacher Mrs. Creighton makes school fun. With all the teachers, principals and AP they do fun stuff.
Morgan Bowen, Edward Williams School
It was because this school has so many opportunities for all of us. I was inducted into the International Baccalaureate Programme as a Diploma Candidate and I’ve got to say, I was a little nervous to take those classes. But I’ve got no regrets. Thank you, Mount Vernon High School, for the opportunities you have provided me and the rest of the students.
Daren Lu, Mount Vernon High School valedictorian 2023
My school is special because of my friends, and the principal is always here for me and us and we learn awesome things.
Natalia Hillmeddo, Parker School
To all of the faculty and staff at DWSA, I thank you for providing me with the education and discipline needed to survive in the adult world.
Violet Cleary, Denzel Washington School of the Arts valedictorian 2023
To my lifelong friends I have made at STEAM, thank you for making high school memorable. I will never forget the memories we made, and I wouldn’t be who I am today without you guys.
Tran Chau, MV STEAM Academy salutatorian 2023
I like to do math the best at my school because it is amazing and fun. I like using the cubes and other math things to help me figure out problems.
Owen Bravo, Columbus
As the Class of 2023, we have witnessed both the best and the worst of times but in those moments of uncertainty, it was the educators who pointed us in the direction of success that helped us discover our purpose and find our voices. Our teachers, beloved by many, played an instrumental role in our growth.
Lesley Iyamu, Mount Vernon High School salutatorian 2023
High school is a small world, especially ours. We’ve made memories and lifelong friends, but now it is time to encounter new people and experience new things. The word is much bigger than you can imagine. Class of 2023, you are capable of much more than you think. Always strive for more. Congratulations Class of 2023!
Abigail Swift, Denzel Washington School of the Arts salutatorian 2023
Everyone knows everyone, It’s like a family here at Traphagen.
Alistair Bell, Traphagen School
What I like best about this school is we have fun bake sales and have very fun events like Spirit Week.
Maria Garcia, Mandela/Zollicoffer School
Something that makes my school special is the school’s principal. She works very hard to put together the best school possible. She is a true Holmes School Hero. And, our whole school appreciates her very much.
Jemerlyn Ste. Marthe, Holmes School
“We are learning to code the robot to play tug-of-war against another robot. My favorite part of this program so far is driving the robot.”
Timari Jenkins, Benjamin Turner Middle School
My school is special because the teachers slow down and help you if you need help.
Dylan Taylor, Graham School
I do band lesson and I'm getting better at it.
Skylar Savariau, Parker School
We are strongly encouraged by teachers and the staff to work hard and try our best with all the work we do.
Emily Galindo, MV STEAM Academy
Columbus is special because we have the Columbus CARES Bear as our mascot. I love when he shows up to assemblies and we can sing our Columbus CARES song and he dances to it.
Clayon Smith, Columbus
I like that my school has a drumline. I have a chance to practice doing something that I LOVE!!
Tristan Paul, Edward Williams School
I like the preps because I get to learn different things about art, music, PE, and media. In every activity, I learn more and more about music and art. I learn about abstract art, how to play the ukulele, how to play basketball, and poems.
Eliana Dewar, Traphagen School
What makes my school special is that some of the staff have great qualities to have the students look up to them.
Naomi Hooks, Mandela/Zollicoffer School
My school is special because we get to take high school classes early to get credit.
Skyler Mack, Holmes School
My school provides us programs to help us, like African dance, the Boys Club, and My Sister’s place.
Lily Cudjoe, Graham School