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  • Special Board of Education Meeting

    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Special Meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Holmes School, 195 N. Columbus Ave., Mount Vernon, NY 10553. It is anticipated that the Board of Education will immediately adjourn to executive session to discuss collective bargaining negotiations. The Board of Education does not anticipate returning to public session for further action. The Board of Education welcomes public comments at all Special meetings, provided they are related to an item on the agenda. Members of the public wishing to address the Board must sign up with the District Clerk by 4 p.m. on July 14, 2020. You may sign up by phone at (914) 665-5235, email at rmccormack@mtvernoncsd.org. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the District Clerk (914) 665-5235.

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  • Magazine Identifies Mount Vernon’s 20/20 Vision as Winning ‘Formula for a School District Turnaround’

    Mount Vernon City School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton was recognized in a recent article published by District Administration, a publication delivering cutting-edge coverage of educational leadership, technology, news, curriculum, and policy finance to district-level K-12 school leaders across the country. In the article, Dr. Hamilton was applauded for his work in reviving a struggling school district since taking the helm in 2014 and executing his 20/20 Vision for improvement.

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  • The Mount Vernon High School Senior Receives Generous Academic Scholarship to SUNY Brockport

    Ahmad Davis-Warner, a recent graduate of The Mount Vernon High School, has been awarded a generous academic scholarship to play football at the State University of New York (SUNY) Brockport that covers nearly all expenses related to tuition, room, and board. Davis-Warner will pursue degrees in business and sports management at the university.

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  • Nellie A. Thornton High School Valedictorian Never Missed a Day of School

    Ashanti Palmer, a graduating senior at Nellie A. Thornton High School and the Performing & Visual Arts Magnet Program, is the school’s valedictorian for the Class of 2020. She has also achieved perfect attendance for the entirety of her educational experience in the Mount Vernon City School District, beginning in Pre-K and culminating in this, her senior year of high school.

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  • Students Celebrate Graduations in Virtual Ceremonies and at The Mount Vernon High School, Nellie A. Thornton High School

    Visit our photo galleries of The Mount Vernon High School and Nellie A. Thornton High School graduations --- more than 500 photos!!

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Message from the Principal

  • Greetings,

    I pray that this communication finds you well and excited about the school year. I am humbled to have the opportunity to serve you; the Benjamin Turner family as your instructional leader. I am so excited about the journey that we are embarking on and look forward to our collaborative work to continue the positive trajectory of the students. I encourage each of you to ask yourself what I can do to make a positive change in the lives of our scholars. I and the entire BTMS family want to be instrumental in assisting you to reach that goal.

    I want each of you to know that our students will serve as the foundation for all that we do! The goal of BTMS is to serve our families with fairness with a lens on equity, to set the standard in conduct and actions and to provide your scholars with data driven instruction on a daily basis. There will be a lot asked of each of us in order to provide our scholars with a learning environment that prepares them to be successful members of our society.

    I look forward to a great year and welcome each of you to the BTMS pride!



    Rodney McBride

    Proud Principal

    Mr. McBride

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