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  • Traphagen Students Prepare for Inaugural Competition in FIRST Lego League Robotics Event

    Ten students in grades 3-4 have been preparing for the Westchester County-wide FIRST Lego League (FFL) competition since the start of the school year. With guidance from Team Robocracy, a group of students from neighboring districts such as Chappaqua, Ossining and Yorktown, the Traphagen Elementary students researched topics and developed presentations and modules for their upcoming competition on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.

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  • District Passes Resolution Authorizing Legal Action Against Mayor and FatBoy SSE

    The Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education passed the following resolution this morning in response to the recent incident at The Mount Vernon High School involving Mayor Richard Thomas: Whereas, on January 11, 2019 during class hours while midterms were ongoing, Mayor Richard Thomas arrived unannounced and unauthorized at The Mount Vernon High School with a social media personality and a large entourage; Whereas, this group was asked and directed multiple times to leave the premises, and refused to follow the directives of security personnel and the building principal for some time; Whereas, even after finally exiting the building, this group continued to interfere with classes by walking around the building causing further disruptions; Whereas, the incident resulted in a melee and extensive damage to public school property, a full missed class period and prevented hundreds of students from completing scheduled exams; Whereas, this Board of Education is charged by the citizens of Mount Vernon with protecting and ensuring the education and safety of the students, teachers and staff in our care; Now therefore BE IT RESOLVED that this Board of Education unequivocally condemns the intentional and/or reckless actions that took place on January 11, 2019 and herewith authorizes counsel to pursue any and all available legal remedies against Mayor Richard Thomas, the City of Mount Vernon, Tariq Thomas Kimbrough also known as “Fatboy SSE”, and/or any other individuals and/or entities responsible for causing the civil disturbance and related damages that occurred at The Mount Vernon High School on or about Friday, January 11, 2019.

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  • STEAM Academy Goes Digital

    Smiles shined bright as ninth and 10th grade students in the new Mount Vernon STEAM Academy received new Dell laptops this week – on Jan. 3 and 4. Principal Sharon M. Bradley and Joseph McGrath, Director of Technology for the Mount Vernon City School District, and their staff handed them out to the students – making sure everyone was able to log on and get up to speed. When done, every student in ninth and 10th grades – 266 in all – will have a new 2-in-1 Dell laptop/tablet, complete with charger, MW STEAM Academy logo embossed on the front and a STEAM Academy soft-sided computer case.

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  • District's Response to NYS Comptroller's Audit

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  • District to Host Resume-Building Workshop for the Community

    In anticipation of building improvements at Nelson Mandela High School next year, the Mount Vernon City School District is hosting a resume-building workshop for local members of the community and laborers looking to work on renovations at the site. “We’ve seen a growing interest in the community wanting to work for the Mount Vernon City School District as laborers,” said Adriane Saunders, trustee for the Mount Vernon Board of Education. “In order to welcome these inquiries, our construction managers need to see a history of labor work and experience in the form of a resume.” On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, members of the Mount Vernon community are invited to attend the resume-building workshop from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the AB Davis STEAM Academy. Attendees will be eligible to receive a free 10-hour OSHA certification course hosted by councilman André Wallace. For more information, contact Rick McCormack at rmccormack@mtvernoncsd.org or 914-665-5235.

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Superintendent's Message

  • Dear Parents/Guardians

    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.

     



    Sinceramente


    Kenneth R. Hamilton, Ed.D.
    Superintendente de Escuelas

     

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