Surrounded by family, friends, teammates, and coaches, senior track and field weight and hammer thrower Jannah Sharpe from The Mount Vernon High School signed a National Letter of Intent on February 27 to compete in track and field with Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. She received a full scholarship from the school.
Students at Williams H. Holmes did more than learn about inspiring people for African American History Month; they became them for a morning. The fifth-graders from Melissa White-Harris’ and Tiffany Sansevera’s classes were given the opportunity to research an African American in history who made a significant contribution to society.
Under the direction of Dr. Evelyn Collins, students from the Mount Vernon Performing and Visual Arts Magnet Program will take the stage to perform August Wilson’s play, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.’ Performances are scheduled for Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at Nellie Thornton High School, located at 121 South 6th Avenue, Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon City Schools welcomed hundreds of parents and caregivers on Monday, February 11 for its district-wide Parent Involvement Day. The annual event provides unique opportunities for parents to see just what their children are up to all day, including activities for learning, socializing and fun unique to each school. Once again, the day was a huge hit!
Soon after Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton took the helm as Superintendent of the Mount Vernon City School District, he attended a holiday concert at Williams Elementary School. It was then that he recognized how desperately the students of the Williams School needed a new auditorium. Last week, Dr. Hamilton took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the culmination of that vision.
The Mount Vernon City School District has been notified by the NYS Education Department that the Public School Choice requirement under the old federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation will not be required for identified schools in accountability for the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 school year. The public school choice is an option for those districts that choose to continue offering it in 2018-19.
The Mount Vernon City School District will not be offering the public school choice option in 2018-19. Students who have previously transferred under public school choice will be allowed to remain in the school they transferred to until the highest grade in that school. Public school choice will be required in the 2020-2021 school year under certain conditions. As we near that year the district will provide parents which schools in accountability will be required to offer the public school choice option and the procedures to follow to access the option
El Departamento de Educación de la Ciudad de Mount Vernon ha notificado al Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Mount Vernon que el requisito de Opción de Escuela Pública bajo la vieja legislación federal Que Ningún Niño Se Quede Atrás (NCLB) no será requerido para las escuelas identificadas en rendición de cuentas para el 2018-19 y 2019-2020 año escolar. La opción de escuela pública es una opción para aquellos distritos que decidan continuar ofreciéndola en 2018-19.
El Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Mount Vernon no ofrecerá la opción de elección de escuela pública en 2018-19. Los estudiantes que hayan sido transferidos previamente bajo la opción de escuela pública podrán permanecer en la escuela a la que transfirieron hasta el grado más alto en esa escuela. La elección de escuela pública se requerirá en el año escolar 2020-2021 bajo ciertas condiciones. A medida que nos acercamos a ese año, el distrito les proporcionará a los padres las escuelas responsables que deberán ofrecer la opción de elección de escuela pública y los procedimientos a seguir para acceder a la opción.
Kenneth R. Hamilton, Ed.D.
Superintendente de Escuelas
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