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Final Audtions for Arts Magnet Program!

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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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  • Pennington Art Show

    On Tuesday May 16th Pennington School hosted its Spring Arts Show. Mrs. Torregrossa displayed art works from all of her students from Kindergarten through the sixth grade. Visitors were welcomed with music and refreshments as they toured the gallery. Art on display included painting, collage, sculpture, ceramics, and bead work. Pennington families as well as local residents were in attendance to vote and view the work of these talented students.

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  • District Seeks Comment on Smart Schools Investment Plan

    The Preliminary Smart Schools Investment Plan (SSIP) was presented and approved by the Board of Education on Tuesday May 16th, 2017. This posting will remain on the School Website for public comment for at least 30 days and then a Public Forum will be held as part of a BOE meeting to receive feedback from the community on June 20th. Please forward your comments to the following email prior to the Public Forum smartschools@mtvernoncsd.org

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  • Mount Vernon School District voters approve $246 million budget

    Voters in the Mount Vernon City School District approved a $246,169,123 budget for the 2017-2018 school year by a 2,123-651 vote on Tuesday. The results remain unofficial pending the counting of absentee ballots and the Grimes Elementary precinct.

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  • Last Call for Arts Magnet Program Auditions

    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, June 2, at Mount Vernon High School. The auditions will last approximately 2 hours.

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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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