The Billboard - What You Need to Know
Our District envisions a rigorous and diverse educational learning experience for all scholars; creating contributors to a global culture of collaboration through innovation, and engagement grounded in recognition and appreciation for all people.
Denzel Washington School of Arts will host its first Gospel Music Concert on Friday, March 24th at 7pm (pre-show vendor shopping begins at 5:30pm- handmade jewelry, food, fashion, and more). This is a school-wide fundraiser.
Mount Vernon City School District's Autism Awareness & Acceptance Day is on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.
The Mount Vernon City School District has created a video library of previously held Board of Education meetings on this website page, which will be updated regularly. Please visit the page often to stay apprised of actions by the Board of Education and school district administration.
The Mothers and Munchkins event will take place at the Parent Resource Center every Friday in March from 9 am - 10 am. Join us for stories, crafts and activities, while working alongside your child.
Sign up here.
Register online for the 2023-2024 school year!
New student admission online registration for pre-K 4 and kindergarten students is open from March 1, 2023, to May 31, 2023
The Mount Vernon City School District PTA Council would like to solicit your support once again through the patronage of the Edith Kaplan Dinner Dance.
Slots are still available for FREE universal pre-K in the Parker and Traphagen School Zones. Find more registration information here:
Welcome to MVCSD Registration - Mount Vernon City School District (mtvernoncsd.org)
All students enrolled in the Mount Vernon City School District will be able to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch for free. There will be no need to apply or pay a fee for this program.
The Mount Vernon City School District is subsidizing half the cost of Bee-Line MetroCard student bus passes for students in grades 7-12. The per-semester cost has been reduced from the regular $290 to just $145. Buy them through the district!
For assistance please email: InfiniteCampushelp@mtvernoncsd.org
Advocacy FOr Our Schools
Click below for more information on how the district is fighting to obtain $11.7 million in taxes it is owed from the City of Mount Vernon.
School District News
View the video from Grimes Black History show here.
View the video from Mount Vernon S.T.E.A.M. Academy's Black History show on Friday, February 17, 2023, here!
On Monday, March 6 and Thursday, March 9, 2023, 8th graders at Grimes School completed the requirements to receive their official American Red Cross babysitter CPR/AED certification, joining less than 10% of the country’s population who know how to effectively save a life.
Scholars in culinary arts, a Career and Technical Education program at MVHS, presented at the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. The students cooked dinner for the trustees and a key lime parfait for dessert, and they provided everyone who attended the meeting with homemade cookies.
Mount Vernon STEAM Academy recognized about 200 students for their academic achievements on Friday, March 17, 2023. Principal’s Honor Roll was given to students who achieved a 95 average or above for the first two marking periods, High Honor Roll was given to students with an average between 90-94.99 and Honor Roll was given to students with an average between 85-89.99.
Assistant Superintendent for Business Ken Silver presented the proposed 2023-2024 school year budget at the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. The proposed budget includes a tentative 0% increase in the tax levy, with reserves, state aid, and other sources of revenue covering increases in spending.
Hamilton School hosted its Black History Month celebration on Friday, March 10, 2023. Students played games and ate together to celebrate Black history. The event was rescheduled from February 28 due to snow.
Former State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson visited Nelson Mandela/Dr. Hosea Zollicoffer School in celebration of Women’s History Month on Friday, March 10, 2023. Hassell-Thompson discussed her experiences as in the New York State Senate as a woman.
Sixth-grade scholars at Nelson Mandela/Dr. Hosea Zollicoffer School presented their Ancient Egypt projects to students and staff at the school on Friday, March 10, 2023. Egyptian music played in the background as students presented their displays which included pyramids and Ancient Egyptian farms. Michele Battista, sixth-grade teacher at NMHZ, coordinated the projects and presentations.
Over 175 students attended the first annual STEAM Night at Benjamin Turner Middle School on Thursday, March 9, 2023. The events occurred throughout the entire school and featured hands-on activities such as gaming, mad science, coding, engineering, math and robotics.
It is with extreme sadness that I announce that a tragedy has occurred in our community. Today, Thursday, March 9, 2023, a Mount Vernon STEAM Academy ninth-grade student who was not in attendance at school today was shot in the vicinity of Levister Towers this morning.
Students from Denzel Washington School of the Arts traveled to Axelrod Performing Arts Center in New Jersey to view a matinee performance of the Off-Broadway musical “Raisin” on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. The musical was directed by their principal, Dr. Evelyn Collins, who also directs her students in stage productions.
Mount Vernon High School’s Career and Technical Education Department (CTE) held three career and civic engagement events on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. Nikki Purville, the owner of Beloved Designs in Bronxville, visited to discuss career opportunities and share advice to cosmetology students. Bethel Day Camp held a job fair to promote their summer camp counselor jobs. There was also a civic engagement presentation with two workshops.
Edward Williams School scholars came in second place in the Mount Vernon Black History Trivia Challenge. The event was held at the Doles Community Center and hosted by the Mount Vernon Recreation Department on February 16, 2023.
View the Benjamin Turner Middle School newsletter here.
I can confidently say that the STEAM school has prepared me for the level of rigor I may encounter in college courses while exposing me to a diverse group of peers and professionals.
Laila Issa, MV STEAM Academy Valedictorian 2022
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
I like how there are always a lot of activities to celebrate our excellence.
Yanelfry Fabian, Mount Vernon High School
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
I would say that STEAM is a very encouraging environment. The counselors are almost always there to help you with issues you may be dealing with inside as well as outside of school. The teachers also try to encourage us when we aren't keeping up to date. But they are still understanding and caring.
Deanna Cummings, MV STEAM Academy
There are many experiences, fun activities and clubs that can bring out the creativity within each of us. There are opportunities for college credit. There are so many diverse talented people here.
Montay Campbell, Mount Vernon High School
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
Hard work pays off. In the end, no matter how you look at it the more effort you put in the more you get out of it. The teachers really help me put my best foot forward, which allows me to try harder.
Deshawn Wallen ’22, MV STEAM Academy
School is a melting pot of cultures, so you learn and have different perspectives.
Britaney Sinclair, Mount Vernon High School
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
School allows me to get involved in activities that I wouldn't normally do.
Mahnyia Marks, 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
As an IB scholar, we have a great community of future leaders and a lot of amazing support from our peers and teachers.
Lesley Iyamu, Mount Vernon High School
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