Two Mount Vernon performing arts students were recently awarded Metro Awards, the high school equivalent of Tony Awards for their performances in The Color Purple. The Metro Awards were established to evaluate and celebrate student performances in schools from Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Bergen counties.
The Mount Vernon City School District is expanding its student uniform policy districtwide in September. This fall, the uniform policy will be implemented in the District’s reconfigured PreK-7 and PreK-8 buildings, as well as the new AB Davis STEAM High School.
The Mount Vernon City School District gave away 125 donated nooks to students at the Superintendent’s Fourth Annual Reading Challenge Celebration at Traphagen Elementary School’s fields Thursday afternoon.
Eight Mount Vernon High School students have completed the school’s Nursing Assistant course and are now New York State Certified Nursing Assistants. “These students took on the challenge to become a Certified Nursing Assistant and now they have options for their future as they graduate,” Elizabeth O’Loughlin, nursing instructor at MVHS. The students are: Sh'nya Banton, Kimaya Hamilton, Devonte Hyatt, Marieme Ly, Kayla Riley, Jahmeela Russell, Dionna Watson and Amanii Williams.
The Mount Vernon City School District was well-represented in the regionally oriented “On My Mind 2018” program this year. Thirty-two students from Mount Vernon High School, Thornton High School and Nelson Mandela/Dr. Hosea Zollicoffer High School participated alongside students from 12 other high schools, submitting their written works for an annual publication entitled On My Mind.
We are making great progress with the implementation of the 20/20 Vision. Our District is undergoing significant improvements including increased rigor, improved student achievement and enhancing facilities to accommodate a world class education for our students.
You will see the first significant roll out of Phase 1 of the 20/20 Vision in September 2018.
To begin, the following schools will offer full-day prekindergarten at the following sites:
Please be sure to check the district website for student registration information (www.mtvernoncsd.org). These deadlines are very important in order to ensure your child’s full day, Pre-K slot.
Additionally, we will roll out the introduction of three theme-based high schools:
We will begin the reconfiguration of all elementary schools. This will occur in three phases:
Please note: Phase 2is subject to further review, as there are some unknown variables that may impact the timeline (e.g., building readiness, NY State approvals, etc.). These variables may result in further modifications on an as-needed basis.
There are many moving parts to this massive, district transformation. Construction will occur in and/or around essentially all of our schools and this may cause some inconvenience.
I hope that you will be patient through these growing pains as we create a new Mount Vernon City School District. You will find the district website and Facebook page to be a great source of information for pivotal updates on the implementation of the 20/20 Vision.
Please anticipate communication from your respective school principal regarding specifics to your neighborhood school.
In closing, your support on the 20/20 Vision and the school uniform policy is sincerely appreciated.
Yours for the sake of all children,
Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton
Superintendent of Schools
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Last Day of School (Early Dismissal)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Nelson Mandela/ Dr. Hosna Zollicoffer High School Graduation
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Mount Vernon High School Graduation