In a live, 90-minute talk show entitled “Moving Beyond The Pandemic,” the Mount Vernon City School District on Thursday, June 17, discussed the plan to achieve a full transition to traditional in-person learning by having up to 3,000 students attend summer school – even if their grades do not reflect the need to attend.
Fourth-grade students at Lincoln Elementary School taught each other on Thursday, June 17th, about Juneteenth, the commemoration of the day in 1865 when word of freedom reached slaves in Texas.
Mount Vernon High School senior John Alex will attend the University of Rochester in the fall to make the most of the school’s strong science program, which suits his plans to major in microbiology. Alex was named his high school’s salutatorian, with a cumulative GPA of 97.65 after seven semesters. With that academic performance, bolstered by classes taken in the school’s new International Baccalaureate program and coupled with his range of extracurricular activities, he was accepted at a host of other schools as well.
The Mount Vernon High School swimming pool will open to families and residents of the city again this summer as COVID-era restrictions continue to loosen. Public swimming will begin Wednesday, June 16. Mount Vernon residents will be able to swim in the pool on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The pool will be closed Saturday, July 3; Monday, July 5; and Saturday, July 31.
Mount Vernon STEAM Academy students on Wednesday, June 2, earned honors during the school’s first Senior Convocation ceremony highlighting academic achievement, athletics, community service, and character.
Greetings BTMS Families!
The faculty and staff of Benjamin Turner Middle School continue to strive to provide a high-quality instructional program, in spite of the many challenges that are distinctive of a global pandemic. We remain steadfast in our commitment to nurture and guide our scholars to recognize that they have the power to define themselves and who they want to be.
During the first marking period, we established the norms of online learning, reflected on who we are as individuals through our Self-Awareness projects and identified our academic standing through I-Ready testing and class exams. We must now focus on ensuring that every child receives the support that they need to grow socially and academically.
November 16, 2020 marked the beginning of the second marking period. We invite you, as partners in your children’s education, to guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:
We look forward to an exciting and productive second marking period. We R.O.A.R!
Yours in learning,
Dr. P. Pearce