District News

  • In Science Circus, Students Learn What’s the Matter – and How it Changes Form

    With balloons, a soda can and something called a Van de Graaff Generator, an educator from the Liberty Science Center taught students in the Columbus and Nelson Mandela/Dr. Hosea Zollicoffer schools about the states of matter, and how they behave. Along the way, they found answers to questions such as this puzzler from the educator, STEM Program Developer Dayna Mancuso: If the air around us exerts pressure – 15 pounds for every square inch of us – “Why are we not being squished right now?” She presented the questions, land answers, in online “Science Circus” class recently as part of the District’s six-week summer program.

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  • MVHS Alum Rai Benjamin Joins Team USA in Tokyo Olympic Games

    When the Olympic Games get underway in Tokyo, starting this Friday, July 22, watch for hometown track star Rai Benjamin, a Mount Vernon High School alumnus, and now a member of Team USA. Look for Benjamin in the men’s 400-yard hurdles during the Tokyo Games. His sport will be aired on WNBC on July 29-Aug. 2. Now a California resident, the Olympian graduated from MVHS in 2015.

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  • Students Dive into Six-Week Summer Program

    Right from the start, the students in this year’s expanded summer program dove into engaging activities. They learned about bears and ladybugs in one class, made trail mix in another and created a “Summer Bucket List” in still another. Students in the program are attending classes four days per week for six weeks rather than the traditional four. The aim is to recover from the difficulties in both academics and social-emotional development brought by the pandemic-era remote and hybrid learning.

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  • District Raising Money for Edith Kaplan Scholarship Fund through Shoe Drive

    The Mount Vernon City School District, in conjunction with the Mount Vernon City School District parent liaisons, conducted a three-week long shoe drive fundraiser to raise funds for the Edith Kaplan Scholarship Fund.

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  • The Mount Vernon High School Graduation Marks Occasion ‘Like No Other’ - June 25, 2021

    243 Seniors of The Mount Vernon High School graduated Friday, June 25, in a ceremony that Principal Dr. Ronald Gonzalez called “an occasion like no other to close a time like no other, for students like no other.” Speakers at the 143rd commencement exercise commended the seniors for their resilience and for what they were able to learn from the hardship the pandemic brought to Mount Vernon, schools across the country, and the world.

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Principal's Message

  • Dear Student:

    It is our mission to provide a quality educational experience for our students and to ensure that every student attains the skills necessary to graduate from high school and enter college or a career fully prepared to be successful.

    Our newly themed STEAM Academy will be an educational adventure that will be the highlight of educational progress in Mount Vernon. While fulfilling the New York State Graduation requirements, we have a theme of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics and will incorporated project-based learning. This planner will help you remain focused and stay organized. It is important that you examine your planner and its wonderful features along with the helpful information it contains. Refer to it regularly and share it with your parents/guardians because we want them completely involved in your school life. Please encourage them to maintain communication with your teachers and counselors. By working together, success will be achieved!

    Have a wonderfully productive school year and utilize this agenda to its fullest potential as you continue to strive for knowledge!

     

    Educationally yours,

    Sharon M. Bradley, Principal

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