Nine students from The Mount Vernon High School cosmetology program recently volunteered their services to pamper families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Valhalla, N.Y. Through this partnership, the students had an opportunity to gain hands-on experience by offering parents a variety of haircare treatments.
Judah Taylor, an eighth-grade musical theater major at the Mount Vernon Performing & Visual Arts Magnet School, recently auditioned and was cast in the Netflix Original four-part series, “The Central Park Five.” In this role, Taylor had the opportunity to work with award-winning director Ava DuVernay, best known for her directorial work on the Oscar-winning historical drama “Selma”, the Oscar-nominated criminal justice documentary “13th” and, most recently, Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time.”
Members of the Mount Vernon High School varsity and junior varsity football teams recently sat down with New York Giants football running back Johnathan Stewart and linebacker Alec Ogletree to discuss the topic of domestic violence. The educational session, led by My Sisters’ Keeper Director of Community Education and Prevention Brintha Jeyalingam, was held at Traphagen School on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.
The Mount Vernon City School District will host CPR certification training on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School, located at 100 California Road, Mount Vernon, N.Y. By becoming CPR Certified, you could be the difference between life or death. To reserve your spot, please call (845) 499-2066 or email email@example.com.
The Mount Vernon City School District recently announced that area residents may be eligible to receive property tax credits. The credit is a result of the District’s successful compliance with the 2018 New York State property tax cap.
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.
Kenneth R. Hamilton, Ed.D.
Superintendente de Escuelas
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