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  • Trustees Begin Annual Building Tours

    Board Vice President Darcy Miller and Trustee Warren Mitchell toured Cecil H. Parker School on Friday, January 17th, to monitor the school’s routine building repairs. As part of the Mount Vernon City School District’s efforts to make ongoing repairs to its schools, Parker is in line for several improvements in the coming months.

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  • Unconference Day showcases knowledge, skills from staff development

    The Mount Vernon City School District continued its year long series of professional development of teachers and administrators with its “Unconference Day” during the afternoon on Wednesday, January 15.

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  • Performing and Visual Arts Students Present Black Nativity to a Packed House

    Dr. Evelyn Collins told the audience members packed into The Phylicia Rashad Auditorium for the December 19 performance of Black Nativity that they were in for a treat, and the students of the performing and visual arts magnet program at Thornton High School delivered just that!

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  • Mount Vernon Families Enjoy District’s A Very Merry Holiday

    Families from all over Mount Vernon came to Rebecca Turner Elementary School during the afternoon on Saturday, December 14th for the Mount Vernon City School District’s A Very Merry Holiday. “Today has been put together to bring our community together, to celebrate our kids and to make sure everyone had a festive holiday,” said Superintendent Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton. He then shared with the audience one of his favorite holiday songs, singing a rendition of The Christmas Song. The event included carols performed by students from various schools, a visit from the Grinch, photo booths, gift basket raffles and treats to eat, such as hot dogs, cotton candy and popcorn. After the performances, families had the opportunity to make ornaments and garland to bring home for their own Christmas trees and have their photos taken with Santa Claus on stage. The event was organized by Board Vice President Darcy Miller and Trustee Melissa Muñoz Patterson with the support of the Office of School Improvement and the Parent Liaisons.

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  • District educates city families about its high schools of choice

    The Mount Vernon City School District educated parents and eighth-graders in the city about its high schools of choice at a recent interactive information session. Hundreds of parents in attendance listened to detailed descriptions about the three, themed-based high schools: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) High School, Nellie A. Thornton School for the Performing and Visual Arts and The Mount Vernon High School.

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