Raisin @ MVHS

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  • Three performances of  “Raisin”  to take place at Mount Vernon High School on May 5, 6 and  7

    The Arts at Mount Vernon City School District and the Arts Magnet Program’s musical production of “Raisin” will take place Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 7 at 3 p.m. in the Mount Vernon High School auditorium. The cast features students from Mount Vernon and Thornton high schools and the district’s Arts Magnet Program. In the lead roles are: Dionysia Placide, as Lena; Aaron Davis as Walter Lee; Danielle Franco as Ruth; Calilah Hines as Beneatha; and Armani Narcisse as Travis. The musical, based on the stage play “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, was nominated for nine Tony Awards in 1975, including Best Musical.

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  • Mount Vernon Board of Education adopts $246 million budget

    The Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education unanimously approved a proposed $246,169,123 budget for the 2017-2018 school year on April 18. The budget has a zero percent increase in the tax levy.

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  • Two Mount Vernon boys varsity basketball players sign full athletic scholarships on April 21

    Two Mount Vernon High School seniors, both starters on the Mount Vernon Boys Varsity Basketball team, the 2017 New York State Class AA Championship team, signed letters of intent for full athletic college scholarships on April 21. Gregory Calixte signed with George Mason University of Virginia and Noah Morgan signed with Fairleigh Dickinson University of New Jersey.

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  • Students Visit African American Burial Grounds and Federal Hall

    Thirty exceptional students from the Mount Vernon City School District recently took part in a field trip to the African American Burial Grounds and Federal Hall in New York City. The students were selected based on their ability to exhibit civility and compassion while persevering towards academic success. The participants, who are in grades 6-8, represented elementary and middle schools in the district.

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  • 2017-2018 Community Budget Presentations Planned

    The Mount Vernon City School District has established a calendar of presentations to share details about the 2017-2018 school budget. Parents and community members are invited to attend. Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 6:30 p.m.: Community Budget Presentation will take place during the Board of Education Meeting at the Education Center (165 N. Columbus Avenue) Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6:30 p.m.: Community Budget Presentation will take place during the Board of Education Meeting at the Education Center Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m.: Community Budget Presentation at Rebecca Turner Elementary School (625 S. Fourth Avenue) Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:00 p.m.: Community Budget Presentation at Thornton High School (121 S. Sixth Avenue) Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6:00 p.m.: District-wide Budget Hearing at the Education Center Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 6:00 p.m.: Community Budget Presentation at Pennington School (20 Fairway) Residents will vote on the 2017-2018 Mount Vernon City School District Budget on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Polls will open from 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

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Message From Dr. Hamilton

  • The 20/20 Vision Bond Refinement met voter approval by a staggering margin. With the bond refinement passing with 85% of the vote, the community has overwhelmingly signaled its approval and support of the work we have done, and more importantly, the work we plan to do. In just a few short years we have begun to undo years of stagnation and  in some areas regression . Many said it could not be done. I begged to differ. The staff here in Mount Vernon has shown itself to be dedicated and committed to academic excellence. Even greater,  is your desire to be part of this great transformation. It is wonderful to see so many people excited about the changes taking place and willing to push the limits to ensure a better future for our students and community. 

     
    I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your efforts on behalf of the children of Mount Vernon. The successful passage of the 20/20 Vision Bond Refinement is a testament to the  trust and confidence that we have fostered in this community. The work we are doing and the progress that is being made will be our lasting legacy on this great city. We each have played a critical role in transforming our schools and improving the lives of our students.  As the Superintendent I am the recipient of accolades and acknowledgments for our progress.  However, I am not naïve enough to think that I am the sole reason we are moving along this continuum of improvement.  If not for your hard work, dedication and faith,  we would be stuck in the abyss that has plagued this community.  Thank you for making the shift and for being the real pioneers on the front lines.  
     
    The transformation continues…
     
    Yours for the sake of all children,
     
     
    Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton
    Superintendent of Schools

     

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