The District Desk

  • The District Desk is a weekly electronic newsletter designed to keep families and the community aware of the happenings of the Mount Vernon City School District. It will be published each Tuesday and distirbuted via email and social media. We encourage you to share it with your friends and family to help spread the news about all the great things happening in our schools.


     

  • District Goes Back to Basics

    In an era dominated by fast-paced lifestyles, and drive-by human interactions, the district’s goal is to go back to the basics of toddler learning and development to help families to raise confident, caring, sociable and well-adjusted global citizens. Significantly, Mount Vernon School District recognizes that the formative years of a child from birth to age 3 are the most important as eighty percent of the brain’s overall development takes place during that time. Noted researcher, Ronald Ferguson first developed the five principles coined as the Boston Basics.

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  • College and Career Readiness at the forefront of the Mount Vernon City School District

    The district introduced AVID during the 2015-2016 academic year at the elementary and secondary levels. Currently, 5 of our elementary and 4 of our secondary schools are implementing AVID. At the elementary level, the strategies revolve around organization, binders, collaboration, note taking and a positive culture for learning. The secondary level focuses on an elective class, that utilizes college students as part of the learning process and school-wide structures such as the use of Philosophical Chairs, World Café, One-Pagers, Socratic Seminars and Cornell Note-Taking

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  • All Audit Recommendations Have Been Implemented

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  • Efficiency and Cost Savings Drive Budget Development

    The district has an active budget committee which meets every two weeks and is headed by Trustee Arlene Torres. This committee works diligently to identify cost saving measures that will have little or no impact on the education program. Our goal is to have as small a tax increase as possible or no tax increase.

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  • CTE Program Reinvigorated at MVHS

    The Mount Vernon Career and Technical Education is in the midst of an incredible rebirth as part of the district’s 20/20 Vision.

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  • Community Supports District's Literacy Efforts

    There is no better gift to give during the holiday season than a good book. Celebrating the holidays and supporting our Superintendent’s Reading Challenge the district held their first Holiday Book Fair on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Barnes and Noble Scarsdale.

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  • Over 1000 Families Participate in Family Fun Math Night

    The Mount Vernon City School District embarked on an exciting partnership with its families to support learning at home through the districtwide implementation of Family Fun Math Nights. Since the 2017-2018 school year, over twelve schools have hosted a Family Fun Math Night, with approximately one thousand families in attendance, collectively.

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