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  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS, this Thursday FEB 11th from 6-7:30PM, Join Supt. Dr. Kenneth Hamilton and Social Media Expert Erika Ewing for a discussion on: > THE ABCs OF SOCIAL MEDIA - Virtual Parent Learning Module #7

    Social media and technology have helped bring the world closer as we build our social networks, especially during the pandemic. But, there are dangers that we need to understand and be aware of to keep up with our children. Erika Ewing, a social media expert and social rights advocate, will give an enlightening presentation for parents of students of all ages – from elementary school to high school. She will teach parents about the positives and negatives of using social media platforms and other technologies, such as cell phones for texting.

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  • Parents now have Access to Schoology

    In order to help you support your child in using the district’s learning management system Schoology, we have created a path for you to have your own Schoology account that you can use to monitor your child’s schoolwork. You would set up your account using a browser but then can later access it through the Schoology App. Creating a Schoology account is What Is Schoology? Teachers use Schoology to post their classroom materials online; provide a safe forum for students to discuss their ideas and collaborate on projects; and to assign and collect homework electronically. It helps students stay organized and it keeps the class connected. A Schoology Parent Account gives you access to: ● The classes and groups your child is enrolled in. ● Your child’s upcoming assignments. ● School and class announcements.

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  • Parent Involvement Day February 8th

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  • Textbook Distribution

    01/29/2021 Dear Parents/Guardians, In an effort to ensure that all MVHS students have equal access to a high-quality curriculum, we will be hosting several workbook distribution days. The student workbooks that are being distributed are aligned with your child’s math and/or science curriculum. The course workbooks can be used by your child to take notes, highlight, annotate, and show work. Students enrolled in the following course(s) are encouraged to pick up their workbook(s): Algebra 1 Geometry (regents and non-regents) Algebra 2/ Intermediate Algebra 2 Living Environment Chemistry (regents and non-regents) Physics (regents and non-regents) Please remind your child to bring with them their student ID, face covering, and class schedule to assist us in a quick and efficient distribution. Students may pick up their workbooks during one of the following timeslots: 5th period lunch 11:02 – 11:45 pm 7th period lunch 12:34 – 1:17 pm Afterschool 3:00 – 4:00 pm Feb 8 (Monday) Feb 9 (Tuesday) Feb 10 (Wednesday) Should you have any questions or if your child is not able to pick up their workbook(s) during one of these distribution days, please reach out to Mr. Cornelius at 914-665-5300 to arrange an alternative time. Although we strongly encourage your child to pick up their workbook(s), they will have full access to curriculum-based material online. Thank you for your support and be safe. Sincerely, Samone Grixti Mathematics & Science Department Chair

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  • District Devices Available to all MVHS Students

    ******ALL DATES ARE PENDING BUILDING CLOSURE**** ****THIS FORM IS FOR MVHS STUDENTS ONLY**** ***devices for exchange must be brought to the appointment*** Students are being provided district devices to allow for uninterrupted access to the district’s digital learning systems and communication with teachers and staff. The equipment is signed-out to the specified parent, guardian or student and is to be used in conjunction with District business and/or school assignments. This device is a loan and it is expected that it will be returned to your child’s school upon request. Please take the following survey to confirm your appointment. Please note that an individual over 18 with an identification must be present in order to borrow the laptop. Their ID must be provided along with paperwork acknowledging receipt of the laptop. The paperwork will be provided for signatures. When you arrive, please go to the student entrance and enter through the gym door. Masks and social distancing will be required. Regards, Mount Vernon High School Tech Links

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  • Mount Vernon High School Hosts Virtual Back to School Night

    Greetings Mount Vernon Community, Please view a pre-recorded announcement from the administration here: Get to know each of your child’s teachers here: On October 29th at 6:00 PM, you can join a live webinar with Dr. Gonzalez at this link: Afterwards, meet with your scholar’s teachers virtually on Zoom by logging into their Schoology account and navigating to each course. If you have not used Schoology or Zoom before, your scholars have become experts and can take the lead to show you around! Thank you for joining us on this exciting and new experience.

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  • Movement Monday

    MVHS takes wellness seriously. Our very own English teacher Mrs. Samantha Alvarenga is a certified yoga instructor and took our English and Social Studies PLC outside for a wellness focus. #movementmonday

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District News

  • Traphagen students pay tribute during Black History Month

    Students at Traphagen School paid tribute to Black History Month with a virtual Black Excellence Assembly on Thursday, February 25th. The informative, touching and deeply personal performance by many of the school’s students ranged from the children acting as figures of the black community and offering their background and struggles on being black in America; to a recitation of which black figures they most admired and were inspired by; to uplifting musical performances, including several by the students themselves.

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  • District hosts 10th Annual Digital Learning Day with a Twist – the Students were the Teachers

    The Mount Vernon City School District hosted its 10th annual Digital Learning Day on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, with equal parts irony and surprise. The irony, of course, was provided by the coronavirus pandemic and the advent of “remote learning.” For the first time in 10 years, Digital Learning Day was, well, digital.

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  • Attention High School Athletes: Sign up and get cleared

    Signups are here for the upcoming sports seasons and be sure to get cleared with the Health Office so you are ready when they begin.

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  • Dr. Hamilton will present cooking demonstration to commemorate grand re-opening of culinary arts program kitchen

    A Ribbon Cutting and Cooking Demonstration is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 25th at the Mount Vernon High School Culinary Arts program kitchen. Superintendent Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton will host the evening and prepare some of his favorite dishes on Facebook LIVE. The public is invited to tune in to Facebook LIVE to see the new, massive kitchen used by culinary program students every day and watch Dr. Hamilton’s cooking demonstration. The celebration will commemorate the complete renovation of the culinary kitchen, which was a result of State Senator Alessandra Biaggi’s efforts to allocate $1 million in capital funding to the project from the 2019-2020 budget cycle.

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  • MV Basics Magic Show scheduled for February 23rd

    The Mount Vernon City School District will host a virtual magic show - which will be interactive and features original sleight-of-hand and illusion from David Kaye. David Kaye’s magic show takes place virtually through Zoom. Under his stage name Silly Billy, he will bring personality and magical talent to the virtual magic show. His performance makes a connection by engaging joy within children, parents, educators, and Basics Family that are in attendance. To attend on Zoom use Meeting ID: 998 4024 8935 and Password: basics

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Principal's Message

  • Dear Mount Vernon High School Community,

    Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! 

    We are so encouraged to finish this school year stronger than any other. All of our student cohorts are in a position to make unprecedented progress and gains. To help realize this goal we want all students, families and community members to focus on the following: 

    1. Academic focus:
      1. After school support is available to ALL students Monday-Thursday 3:00PM – 6:00PM
      2. The marking period ends on January 31, 2019.
      3. Midterm exams begin on Wednesday, January 15, 2019. Midterm exams make up 20% of the marking period grade.
      4. NYS Regents and Common Core Assessments begin on Tuesday, January 21, 2019.
    1. Culture and Climate:
      1. All 9th grade students enter the building through Exit 3.
      2. 10th – 12th grade students enter the building through Exit 1.
      3. All students must have their school issued ID to enter.
      4. 1st period begins promptly at 7:50am. Lateness is unacceptable.
      5. Students are to report directly to each class prepared and on time.
      6. No student should enter any hallway area without a teacher approved pass.
    1. Family & Community Engagement:
      1. Mark your calendars for our PTSA meeting taking place on Wednesday, January 29, 2019.
      2. Looking forward, also note that Monday, February 10, 2019 is Parent Involvement Day.
      3. Our parent liaison, Ms. Nair, is available daily in room 10 or can be reached via email at:


     Ronald Gonzalez


     Ronald Gonzalez, Principal
    Tel: 914-665-5300 - Fax: 914-665-5281 

    MVHS Vision

    Our vision is to inspire students to be inquisitive,  knowledge seeking, compassionate and principled. We will empower students to become self-driven agents of change in local and global communities. 


    I am a MVHS Knight. I am inquisitive, knowledge seeking, compassionate and principled. I am a self-driven agent of change. I am limitless!

    Mission Statement

     Our mission is to produce a balanced citizenry by increasing the knowledge, skills and opportunities across the Mount Vernon High School community.  We will use a holistic approach, offering stimulating programs and supporting community engagement.

    • Mount Vernon High School students will: 
      Demonstrate open-mindedness and critical thinking.
    • Communicate effectively.
    • Understand themselves, their heritage and their place in history and the world.
    • Articulate the importance of self-awareness, creativity and reflection.
    • Appreciate others and act responsibly in a global society.
    • Exude ethical values towards people and education.
    • Exemplify the skills necessary for successful transition to post-secondary pursuits.

    Mount Vernon High School is committed to providing educational opportunities and programs to all peoples without prejudice. 



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