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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Dr. Natasha Hunter - McGregor , Principal
Dr. Hunter-McGregor is one of three siblings born into a loving military family. She received her associate’s degree in Liberal Arts and her undergraduate degree from Howard University where she graduated from the School of Business with a major in Management. She continued her educational journey to later receive two masters and the degree of Doctor of Education from St. John Fisher College.
Dr. Hunter-McGregor’s educational career began in Harlem, New York at the age of 21 where she lived, worshipped and taught young people in the community. She worked as a teacher in many capacities, a social studies school based coordinator, teacher of students with disabilities, gifted and talented teacher, literacy coach, AIS provider, curriculum writer integrating the arts, as well as a staff developer for a collective 10 years.
Dr. Hunter-McGregor later became an assistant principal in the New York City school system where she served for 8 years prior to becoming principal in Mt. Vernon, New York. During her service in the Harlem community, Dr. Hunter-McGregor trained staff from partnering agencies such as City Year of New York, Harlem Children’s Zone, coordinated service activities, instituted new teacher orientation programs in her school and helped to improve academic performance and teacher effectiveness.
She was an active member of the NAACP, Urban League and is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Dr. Hunter-McGregor currently worships in the Mt. Vernon community and continues to put all of her energy into providing a high quality education for the students in her care by working collaboratively with families, staff, district staff, clergy and all key stake holders. She understands the superintendent’s 20/20 Vision and her immediate focus is to ensure that Graham School is taken off of the focus list and re-establishes itself as an institution of learning, whereby all families would like to send their precious little ones.
Dr. Hunter-McGregor loves sports and arts, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She adores her three children and strives to live her life with purpose, which she credits to the support of her loving parents.