The Mount Vernon City School District celebrated with a ribbon cutting and cooking demonstration of its new, state-of-the-art culinary program kitchen at The Mount Vernon High School on Thursday, February 25th. Renovation and construction of the facility was funded with a $1 million capital improvement grant through New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi. The project sought to revitalize the culinary lab and program at the high school. Following the ribbon cutting, Superintendent Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton, or “Chef Ham” as he was known for the evening, joined culinary students in preparing a delicious meal for those in attendance.
On Wednesday, Feb. 24th, more than 100 Mount Vernon City School District faculty and staff joined Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton and his cabinet as they hosted an interactive panel discussion. The topic for the event was strategies teachers can use to help students shatter glass ceilings they may encounter and redefine how the world sees them.
Students at Traphagen School paid tribute to Black History Month with a virtual Black Excellence Assembly on Thursday, February 25th. The informative, touching and deeply personal performance by many of the school’s students ranged from the children acting as figures of the black community and offering their background and struggles on being black in America; to a recitation of which black figures they most admired and were inspired by; to uplifting musical performances, including several by the students themselves.
The Mount Vernon City School District hosted its 10th annual Digital Learning Day on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, with equal parts irony and surprise. The irony, of course, was provided by the coronavirus pandemic and the advent of “remote learning.” For the first time in 10 years, Digital Learning Day was, well, digital.
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