Please review the updated distance learning synchronous schedule in preparation for next week. This will be the new schedule moving forward starting tomorrow and continuing until school resumes. Attendance will be taken in Schoology. (review the video on "How to get an A in Schoology") What does synchronous mean? "existing or occurring at the same time." Friday, will be a make up and extra help day. You can reach your teachers on Schoology and zoom during their subject office hours. You can also reach out to your teachers about the expectations of each class.
Mount Vernon High School Schoology Weekly Books Highlights The Women History Month Series “No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.” - Martha Beck Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race By Margot Lee Shetterly " Overview The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Now a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.
Friday is Valentine's Day. This week the library is highlighting some romance titles that you maybe interested in reading. The Romance Series Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time." –Maya Angelou
This week, Mrs. Muralidhar class worked on an egg drop project that involved different physics principles. Students worked in groups and built an egg contraption that protects the egg from breaking when it is dropped. The egg dropped from the second floor library window. The physics concepts that were studied and researched were: • Impulse and Momentum • Pressure • Air Resistance • Projectile & Angular Momentum
Happy New Year! Come and check out some books on Health and Wellness for the new year 2020. “Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.” ―Germany Kent The Health & Wellness Series for January 2020
Building a creative community in the Library’s Makerspace is crucial to the direction that Mount Vernon School Libraries envision. The aim of the MakerSpace is to provide students with an avenue to create, produce, and connect with other students. We establish an environment that is fun, practical, and whereby the learning is meaningful. Students can take these additional skills and ideas beyond Mount Vernon to thrive. Hence, on December 19, 2019, the Makerspace had its first, “Unleash Your Creativity,” event where students learned how to create their own shea body butter with organic ingredients. It was a great turnout. We hosted 15 students and they were all able to take home a sample of the product they made. It is our hope that we can do more of these events to inspire students’ creativity, while instilling confidence in them to become their own makers and producers. Please see a few photos below from the event.
The Mount Vernon High School provides a rigorous and comprehensive high school curriculum featuring a heavy emphasis on humanities, career and technical programs. Because of its commitment to student achievement, a wide range of honors and Advanced Placement (AP) coursework is also offered, giving students an opportunity to earn 30 college credits from a wide range of demanding math, science, social studies and English AP offerings. (https://apstudent.collegeboard.org) Additionally, students can also participate in the Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) program (http://supa.syr.edu) where they can take SUPA courses which provide for dual-enrollment credits in high school and transferrable college credits. The high school will also offer a strong Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) (http://www.avid.org) presence to further ensure students are fully career and college ready. AVID is a college and career readiness program that serves as a bridge to rigor and a culture of readiness for post-secondary opportunities. In addition, the District has submitted an application to join the International Baccalaureate program. (http://www.ibo.org) Also, a career technical education (CTE) program is available with specializations in cosmetics, automotive technology, barbering, CISCO networking, culinary, nursing, TV production, photography, dental, animation and print production.
As of this moment, Mount Vernon has no confirmed cases. Various district staff have reported indirect contact and consequently have elected to self-quarantine. Indirect contact means that they have been in some proximity to an infected person or associated with someone who may have had contact with a confirmed case. In those instances, guidance from the Department of Health does not recommend that the District take any action. However, as we have worked to reduce possible exposure, we are looking at each situation on a case by case basis and making decisions accordingly. Our primary goal is to ensure that all students and staff remain safe.
The Mount Vernon City School District’s custodians have begun a thorough disinfecting and sanitizing of its school buildings today, Thursday, March 5th. The cleaning – which will kill all flu-like viruses, including Novel Coronavirus – will be done over the next four days and schools are expected to reopen on Monday morning on a normal schedule.
From Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton, Superintendent of Schools: Today is Tuesday, March 3, 2020, and I regret to announce that the Mount Vernon City School District believes that it has not received ALL collected school and library taxes from the City of Mount Vernon. The City of Mount Vernon collects taxes on behalf of the school district and the library and remits payments on or before February 28 of each year. This is the second year in a row that the City has failed to meet its obligations to remit ALL tax dollars collected to the school district.
Students in the Mount Vernon City School District took some time out of their days to observe Digital Learning Day on Thursday, February 27th. The day has been celebrated by the district for the past four years as a way to ask students and staff to step out of their comfort zone and try something new and innovative.
Families and students in the Mount Vernon City School District have seen unprecedented building improvements and academic success over the past five years. To honor these achievements and to keep the district and its students on the path of improvement and growth, the Board of Education is keeping its “Dream Team” of school district administrators together.
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:
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!
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 is committed to providing educational opportunities and programs to all peoples without prejudice.