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  • Summer school will begin on July 6, 2020 and continue until August 13, 2020

    Dear Parent or Guardian, Greetings. I hope everyone is safe and healthy during these troubling times. This letter is to inform you that your child has been registered for summer school. The course(s) your child is scheduled to take are: Courses will be listed. Summer school will begin on July 6, 2020 and continue until August 13, 2020. Listed below are some of the important features of the program. • Days: Monday – Thursday • Time: 9 am to 1 pm • Students are eligible for up to two classes • The summer program will be entirely on a digital learning platform using Schoology. • You must be signed on to Schoology in order to get credit for attendance. • You will need an electronic device to participate in the summer program. • 3 or more unexcused absences can result in removal from the summer program. • Attendance in the teacher zoom sessions are mandatory. If you have any questions regarding the summer program, please email your counselor. You can also email me at scornelius@mtvernoncsd.org. Severin Cornelius Summer School Administrator

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  • Mount Vernon High School Excels at Distance Learning

    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.

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  • Mount Vernon High School Schoology Weekly Books Highlights The Women History Month Series

    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.

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  • Mount Vernon High School Schoology Weekly Books Highlights The Romance Series

    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

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  • Physics Class Egg Toss in the Library

    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

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  • Mount Vernon High School Weekly Books Highlights: The Health & Wellness Series for January 2020

    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

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  • Students Make Shea Butter at MVHS Library

    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.

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District News

  • Special Board of Education Meeting

    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Special Meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Holmes School, 195 N. Columbus Ave., Mount Vernon, NY 10553. It is anticipated that the Board of Education will immediately adjourn to executive session to discuss collective bargaining negotiations. The Board of Education does not anticipate returning to public session for further action. The Board of Education welcomes public comments at all Special meetings, provided they are related to an item on the agenda. Members of the public wishing to address the Board must sign up with the District Clerk by 4 p.m. on July 14, 2020. You may sign up by phone at (914) 665-5235, email at rmccormack@mtvernoncsd.org. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the District Clerk (914) 665-5235.

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  • Magazine Identifies Mount Vernon’s 20/20 Vision as Winning ‘Formula for a School District Turnaround’

    Mount Vernon City School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton was recognized in a recent article published by District Administration, a publication delivering cutting-edge coverage of educational leadership, technology, news, curriculum, and policy finance to district-level K-12 school leaders across the country. In the article, Dr. Hamilton was applauded for his work in reviving a struggling school district since taking the helm in 2014 and executing his 20/20 Vision for improvement.

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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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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: CNair@mtvernoncsd.org

     Sincerely,

     Ronald Gonzalez

    Principal

     
     Ronald Gonzalez, Principal
    Rgonzalez1@mtvernoncsd.org
    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. 

    Creed

    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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