District News

  • Attention High School Athletes: Sign up and get cleared

    Signups are here for the upcoming sports seasons and be sure to get cleared with the Health Office so you are ready when they begin.

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  • Dr. Hamilton will present cooking demonstration to commemorate grand re-opening of culinary arts program kitchen

    A Ribbon Cutting and Cooking Demonstration is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 25th at the Mount Vernon High School Culinary Arts program kitchen. Superintendent Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton will host the evening and prepare some of his favorite dishes on Facebook LIVE. The public is invited to tune in to Facebook LIVE to see the new, massive kitchen used by culinary program students every day and watch Dr. Hamilton’s cooking demonstration. The celebration will commemorate the complete renovation of the culinary kitchen, which was a result of State Senator Alessandra Biaggi’s efforts to allocate $1 million in capital funding to the project from the 2019-2020 budget cycle.

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  • MV Basics Magic Show scheduled for February 23rd

    The Mount Vernon City School District will host a virtual magic show - which will be interactive and features original sleight-of-hand and illusion from David Kaye. David Kaye’s magic show takes place virtually through Zoom. Under his stage name Silly Billy, he will bring personality and magical talent to the virtual magic show. His performance makes a connection by engaging joy within children, parents, educators, and Basics Family that are in attendance. To attend on Zoom use Meeting ID: 998 4024 8935 and Password: basics

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  • MV athletes get COVID-19 testing on-site with Neighborhood Health Center partnership

    The Mount Vernon City School District, in partnership with the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, tested 115 athletes for COVID-19 on Wednesday, February 17th at The Mount Vernon High School (MVHS). The district and the center will continue weekly testing performed on-site. Throughout this first day of testing, students trickled into the student cafeteria, registered for the test, and took the nose swab diagnostic test.

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  • District Reports Significant Increase in Students’ ELA Proficiency Test Scores, Rising 12 Percentage Points in Five Years

    The Mount Vernon City School District continues to report record achievement in students’ academic success, as denoted by student test scores from New York State Education Department (NYSED) 2019-2020 Assessment exams. The most recent NYSED English language arts (ELA) proficiency scores for students in Grades 3-8 had increased 2 percentage points year-over-year. Furthermore, the District has reported a 12-percentage point increase in students’ proficiency rating since 2014 when Superintendent Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton assumed his current position and set the course for the District’s success.

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