Nellie A. Thornton Graduation

Graduation Ceremony: Mount Vernon High School (10 a.m.)

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  • Board of Education Meeting

    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Reorganizational Meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will take place virtually, with ALL trustees participating via Zoom to Meeting. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a Regular Meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Education will be held immediately following the Reorganizational Meeting. Under Governor Cuomo's Executive Order #202.1 "CONTINUING TEMPORARY SUSPENSION AND MODIFICATION OF LAWS RELATING TO THE DISASTER EMERGENCY" we will be hosting the meeting without permitting in-person public access to these meetings. Members of the public may view the meeting LIVE on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MountVernonCitySchoolDistrict and the district website www.mtvernoncsd.org at the prescribed start time. The meeting will also be recorded and available for playback on the district's Board Docs website. The Board of Education welcomes public comments at all public meetings. Due to this meeting's format, questions/comments must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Questions/comments may be forwarded to rmccormack@mtvernoncsd.org. Questions and comments may also be provided by calling (914) 665-5235 (Please leave a message with your comments and questions). Your questions/comments MUST include your full name and contact information. Questions/Comments will be read into the record by the district clerk during the public comment portion of the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the District Clerk (914) 665-5235. You will be able to find the complete agenda for this meeting on Board Docs before the meeting. http://www.boarddocs.com/ny/mvcsd/Board.nsf/Public Meeting Agenda

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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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  • Voters Overwhelmingly Approve 2020-2021 District Budget

    Voters in the Mount Vernon City School District approved a $259,601,834 budget for the 2020-2021 school year by an 3,400-890 vote by mail in ballot this year. For the sixth time in seven years, the board and administration put forward a budget with a zero percent increase in the tax levy. Additionally, the following district residents were elected to the Board of Education for three-year terms: Brenda L. Crump (2,465 votes), Jeffrey Redd (2,152 votes), and Cynthia Turnquest (2,003).

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Superintendent's Message- Coronavirus Message

  • Dear Parents/Guardians/Staff,

    We are working diligently to ensure that our students have access to a computing device during this unprecedented time. To that end, we will be distributing loaner laptops to our high school students in need tomorrow. Each family/student will be given a loaner device. You will be contacted by a school official prior to Wednesday with instructions regarding time, location, and proper identification to receive the device. Subsequently, we anticipate distributing additional loaner devices each Wednesday through the month of April per designated K-8 Schools.

    Please be patient as this is a time-consuming process primarily due to repair parts that have not yet been received, updates to laptops, increased requests and the maintenance of safe social distancing practices in the workplace and distribution process.

    Due to a limited number of devices being available at this time, our school leaders and staff are vetting and assessing the need for each request that is being made. We will designate pick-up dates, locations and times as we approach each distribution Wednesday. Thank you for your patience and cooperation in this matter. We do need to reiterate that these are loaner computers that are expected to be returned in order for us to maintain a high level of education in and out of schools for our students.

    Additionally, the Governor’s most recent Executive Order requires that schools must remain open during the spring recess and provide digital learning opportunities for our students, continue breakfast and lunch service and child care for essential workers. Our teachers are prepared to continue to provide this support during the previously planned recess in order to comply with this Executive Order. Our failure to do so will subject the district to a significant financial penalty.

    Lastly, please take the time to complete your census. The completion rate for MV is extremely low. The census provides the bases for considerable resources to the city. It is vital that you do your part.

    Yours for the Sake of All Children,

     

    Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton

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