The Mount Vernon Performing and Visual Arts Magnet School will host auditions for students entering the sixth to ninth grade in September 2017. The auditions are at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 3, and 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 4 at Mount Vernon High School. The auditions will last approximately 2 hours.
The student graduation rate within the Mount Vernon City School District has grown an exceptional 6 percentage points in 2016. The New York State Education Department today announced graduation rates for schools across the state.
The Mount Vernon City School District (MVCSD) hosted its annual Parent Involvement Day Monday. Schools opened their doors to parents to spend the day with their children and see how they learn in the classroom. Each year, the Mount Vernon Parent and Community Forum on Education works with the schools’ Parent Involvement Committees to develop the day’s activities for each school. The day presents parents with the opportunity to take their children to school and shadow them, and observe the learning environment in the school. Parent Involvement Day provides an opportunity to bridge the communication gap between teachers and parents within a relaxed and informative setting where parents can observe what happens during a regular school day.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Regular Meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the Education Center, 165 North Columbus Avenue, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Board of Education welcomes public comment at all regularly scheduled meetings. There will be an opportunity for public comment at this meeting. Members of the public wishing to address the Board must sign up with the District Clerk by 4 p.m. on February 7, 2017. You may sign up by phone at (914) 665-5235, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person Monday through Friday 8AM-4PM. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the District Clerk (914) 665-5235. You will be able to find the complete agenda for this meeting on Board Docs prior the the meeting. http://www.boarddocs.com/ny/mvcsd/Board.nsf/Public
On behalf of the Board of Education I would like to invite you to attend an informational meeting on the upcoming March 7, 2017 Bond Refinement Vote on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Parker Elementary School (461 S. 6th Avenue) beginning at 6:30 p.m. The 20/20 Bond: Refined, Responsive, Reformed presentation will outline the proposed changes to the 2016 bond as well as the necessity for the additional vote.
This will be the first in a series of meetings related to the Bond Refinement Vote. Additional meetings will be held on the following dates:
Saturday, February 4, 2017 @ 12 p.m.- 1: 30 p.m. The White House, 65 Stuyvesant Plaza
Saturday, February 4, 2017 @3 p.m. Saint Peter & Paul and St. Ursula Church
Thursday, February 9, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m. Traphagen School
Thursday, February 16, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. Mandela/Zollicoffer High School
Thursday, February 16, 2017 @7:30 p.m. Pennington School
Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m. Graham School
The district has taken pride in providing open, honest and transparent communications with the Mount Vernon community and this presentation seeks to continue that partnership and dialog.
For the latest information on the Bond Refinement Vote please visit our website at www.mtvernoncsd.org
We look forward to seeing you on Monday.
Yours for the sake of all children,
Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton
Superintendent of Schools