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  • Auditions for Mount Vernon Performing and Visual Arts Magnet School to be held March 3 and 4 at Mount Vernon High School

    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.

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  • Barnes & Noble Book Fair Scheduled for March 11

    The Mount Vernon City School District will host its Barnes & Noble Book Fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 11. It will be located at the Barnes & Noble Eastchester, 680 Post Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

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  •  High School Graduation

    School District Graduation Rate Jumps 6 Percentage Points

    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.

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  • Damien Pryce (right), a sixth-grader at Edward Williams Elementary School, performs for pare

    Mount Vernon City School District Hosts Parent Involvement Day

    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.

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  • Board of Education Meeting

    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 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.

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Message From Dr. Hamilton

  • Dear Parents,

    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 


    We look forward to seeing you on Monday.  


    Yours for the sake of all children,




    Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton

    Superintendent of Schools