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Graham School Ribbon Cutting & Bench Dedication

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  • Board of Education Meeting

    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Reorgnizational Meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Education will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the Education Center, 165 N. columbus Avenue, beginning at 12:01 a.m. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a regular meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Education will take place immediatley following the Reorganizational Meeting. 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 June 30, 2017. You may sign up by phone at (914) 665-5235, email at rmccormack@mtvernoncsd.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

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  • New Graham Elementary play park officially opens

    Under sunny, blue skies and a few wispy clouds Graham Elementary School was the star of the show with a ribbon-cutting to open its new, expansive park and play area. The ribbon cutting marked another successful project near completion as part of the Mount Vernon City School District’s $108 million bond, which was passed in March 2016 and is powering the school district’s 20/20 Vision

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  • Mount Vernon City School District conducting mandatory student re-registration

    The Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education will be conducting a mandatory re-registration of all students presently enrolled in the district. This re-registration will take place at the Board of Education Building, 165 N. Columbus Ave. Students not registered over the summer will not be permitted to attend school in September until the re-registration is complete. This re-registration process will provide parents and guardians with the opportunity to update all information for accuracy and ensure all children presently enrolled in the school district are legal residents of Mt. Vernon and entitled to a free public education.

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  • Dr. Hamilton Delivers State of the District Address

    On Tuesday, June 6, 2017 Dr. Hamilton reviewed the district’s accomplishments over the last 12 months including passage of the bond refinement, increased student achievement, and progress associated with implementation of the 20/20 academic vision. Take a look at the great things happening all over the Mount Vernon City School District!

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  • Student Scientists Put What They Know On Show

    Lincoln Elementary School’s annual Science Fair took place on May 18th and 19th, beginning with a grand opening event on Thursday that attracted hundreds of parents and supporters. Along with Math Night in the fall, the annual Science Fair is among the school’s most popular events, and is the culmination of months of hard work by the students. “The science fair is a feather in our cap,” said Lincoln Elementary principal Rebecca Jones. “The students love it, their families love it, and it engages the students in important hands-on, inquiry-based research.”

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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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