District News

  • Back-to-School Opt In/Out of Onsite Instruction Confirmation Survey

    The Mount Vernon City School District is asking parents and guardians to confirm their child’s instruction choice by August 7 with our Back-to-School Opt In/Out of Onsite Instruction Confirmation Survey.

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  • School Reopening Plans

    The Mount Vernon City School District is pleased to release our building-based, Covid-19 Reopening Plans as well as our district plans.

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  • District Promotes Two to Principal Posts at Cecil H. Parker School and Grimes School

    The Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education voted recently to promote two of its veteran assistant principals to permanent principal positions. Both Jacqueline D. Green and Marc A. Molina are natives of Mount Vernon, products of the school district and graduates of Mount Vernon High School. Both positions became effective in July.

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  • District Announces Reopening Plans for 2020-2021 Academic Year

    At the July 7, 2020 Board of Education meeting, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jeff Gorman presented reopening plans for the upcoming school year. The reopening plans are guided by three main principles: The health and safety of staff and students, guidance from state officials and health professionals and their impact on revisions to the presented plan, and mental and social emotional wellness to drive the plan into action.

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  • A Message from the Superintendent - July 22, 2020

    We are writing to provide a status of our school reopening plans for September and collect parent feedback with a brief survey. Reopening plans will be announced in the next two weeks so parents can plan accordingly. We appreciate you taking the time to complete and submit a brief survey to assist the District in planning for the reopening of schools in the fall. If you have multiple children in the district, you only need to complete one form.

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Message from Principal

  • Cecil H. Parker is Home of the Blue Tigers. It houses students in grades preK-8th.

    Parker’s motto is “Parker Pride-Nothing Less Than Excellence”. Teachers enhance their pedagogy through engagement in a continuum of academic learning of the most current methodologies and learning trends in education. Common Core standards-based instruction, consistent training in technology, and professional development in student data management are just some of the opportunities provided to teachers. 

     Through our on-site Parent Resource Center workshops and School-based Leadership Team efforts, our parents, grandparents, caregivers, and retirees collaborate to create classrooms of scholars who engage in rigorous challenging academic curriculum. We persistently seek community members and leaders to inspire and motivate our children to excel in all areas.

    Programs include-

    • PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports) program creates a safe learning environment and positive school climate in order to develop well-rounded students. We strive to ensure that every student learns in a safe and nurturing environment, reflected in a continuum of improved student achievement.
    • "Readers are Leaders" initiative was implemented at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year to foster a love for reading through adult models from the school community. Our children hope that many will visit and share a favorite story or poem with their class.
    • Math & Science Lab provides a forum for our young learners to conduct research, and engage in rigorous, lively conversations, in response to  common core standards-based instruction.
    • Step Up and Princesses of Peace mentoring programs prepare our young men and women to be grounded in hard work, collegiality, and honest communication, and become active participants in their community.

    Cecil H. Parker is committed to providing the highest level of education for ALL students through academic rigor and strong character education.


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