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  • District Hosts Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    The Mount Vernon City School District hosted special visitors on November 6 and 7, 2019. A string quartet and professional workshop leader/composer from London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra came to the Nellie A. Thornton School for the Performing Arts to work with the school’s young musicians.

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  • Traphagen Elementary School Commemorates America’s Veterans

    Traphagen Elementary School honored America’s veterans Friday as a prelude to the upcoming national holiday on November 11. The observance paid tribute to the patriotic heroism displayed by men and women who have served in the Navy, Air Force, Army, Marines, and Special Forces.

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  • District Wide Safety Plan- Public Comment Period

    The Comprehensive Safety Plan for School Crisis is part of the Project SAVE Legislation and the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act, passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Pataki at the end of the 2000 Legislative session. The law is an outgrowth of four years of negotiations and an in-depth report by Lieutenant Governor Donoghue's Task Force on School Violence. The primary goal of Project SAVE is to stop school violence before it happens. Project SAVE requires every school in the State of New York to work with local law enforcement officials and members of the Community to develop a comprehensive Safety Plan that will limit the damaging effects of a violent incident. As part of the approval process, the District-Wide Safety Plan MUST be made available for public comment at least thirty (30) days prior to adoption by the Board of Education. It is anticipated the Board of Education will adopt the plan on December 10, 2019. Comments on the plan may be sent to

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  • District Offers Free CPR Training to Lunch Monitors

    In the Mount Vernon City School District’s continuing efforts to provide greater skills to its teams of educators, administrators and staff, the district provided free CPR training to its 88 lunch monitors on November 5, 2019. All participants learned how to recognize a heart or breathing emergency and take action, as a certified instructor demonstrated each step in the CPR process highlighting special advice for helping students. A community CPR certification was awarded to every employee who completed the course.

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  • Mount Vernon Student Athletes Finish Portion of TCS NYC Marathon

    Young runners from Mount Vernon were in New York City on Sunday, November 3 along with the 50,000 plus taking part in the TCS NYC Marathon. The student athletes ran 1.3 miles of the iconic course as participants in the marathon’s Youth Invitational.

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