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  • MMVHS holds a Virtual Orientation 2020-21

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  • Summer school will begin on July 6, 2020 and continue until August 13, 2020

    Dear Parent or Guardian, Greetings. I hope everyone is safe and healthy during these troubling times. This letter is to inform you that your child has been registered for summer school. The course(s) your child is scheduled to take are: Courses will be listed. Summer school will begin on July 6, 2020 and continue until August 13, 2020. Listed below are some of the important features of the program. • Days: Monday – Thursday • Time: 9 am to 1 pm • Students are eligible for up to two classes • The summer program will be entirely on a digital learning platform using Schoology. • You must be signed on to Schoology in order to get credit for attendance. • You will need an electronic device to participate in the summer program. • 3 or more unexcused absences can result in removal from the summer program. • Attendance in the teacher zoom sessions are mandatory. If you have any questions regarding the summer program, please email your counselor. You can also email me at scornelius@mtvernoncsd.org. Severin Cornelius Summer School Administrator

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  • Mount Vernon High School Excels at Distance Learning

    Please review the updated distance learning synchronous schedule in preparation for next week. This will be the new schedule moving forward starting tomorrow and continuing until school resumes. Attendance will be taken in Schoology. (review the video on "How to get an A in Schoology") What does synchronous mean? "existing or occurring at the same time." Friday, will be a make up and extra help day. You can reach your teachers on Schoology and zoom during their subject office hours. You can also reach out to your teachers about the expectations of each class.

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  • Mount Vernon High School Schoology Weekly Books Highlights The Women History Month Series

    Mount Vernon High School Schoology Weekly Books Highlights The Women History Month Series “No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.” - Martha Beck Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race By Margot Lee Shetterly " Overview The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Now a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

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  • Mount Vernon High School Schoology Weekly Books Highlights The Romance Series

    Friday is Valentine's Day. This week the library is highlighting some romance titles that you maybe interested in reading. The Romance Series Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time." –Maya Angelou

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  • Physics Class Egg Toss in the Library

    This week, Mrs. Muralidhar class worked on an egg drop project that involved different physics principles. Students worked in groups and built an egg contraption that protects the egg from breaking when it is dropped. The egg dropped from the second floor library window. The physics concepts that were studied and researched were: • Impulse and Momentum • Pressure • Air Resistance • Projectile & Angular Momentum

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  • Mount Vernon High School Weekly Books Highlights: The Health & Wellness Series for January 2020

    Happy New Year! Come and check out some books on Health and Wellness for the new year 2020. “Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.” ―Germany Kent The Health & Wellness Series for January 2020

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District News

  • District’s Second Virtual Parent Learning Module Highlights Teaching, Learning, Leadership in Distance Learning Environments

    More than 280 parents and caregivers joined the second installment of the Mount Vernon City School District’s Virtual Parent Learning Modules series on Thursday, September 24. The topic for the evening was: What Will Teaching, Learning, and Leadership look like in September 2020? During the 90-minute workshop, families discovered the virtual learning model as well as the expectations for students, teachers, and school leaders for the new school year.

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  • Mount Vernon Educational Foundation Succeeds with Digital Learning Initiative, Raising Nearly $35,000

    The Mount Vernon Educational Foundation announces the success of its recent Digital Learning Initiative for students of the Mount Vernon City School District. Over 150 donors from Mount Vernon and the surrounding area contributed nearly $35,000, allowing the Foundation to donate 120 laptops to students in need.

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  • District Prepares for New Class of Adult Learners; Adult Education Registration Now Open

    The academic year has begun for the young scholars in the Mount Vernon City School District, and the next warm, virtual welcome is for its adult learners enrolled in the 2020-2021 Adult Education program. The program has been in existence for more than 40 years, offering English as a Second Language and High School Equivalency classes.

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  • Virtual Parent Learning Module #2 - Sept. 24

    The second of the district's Virtual Parent Learning Modules is scheduled for 6-7:30pm on Thursday, September 24th. The district will address Families will discover the virtual learning model, including the various tools and learning management platforms. They will also learn about expectations for students and teachers and the school leader's role. Please copy the link to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/97183424189?pwd=S0dxOXBpR0lIbkhEU2d6SGdhUTBYQT09 *** Use Meeting ID# 97183424189 and Password: OSI2021. If you have any questions you would like to have addressed, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VPLMSESSION2

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  • First Responder Childcare will Resume

    The District is happy to announce we will reopen the First Responder’s Program on Monday, September 14, 2020. The program will take place at the Benjamin Turner Elementary School from 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Please visit our Website for Registration Forms. Please email all completed registration forms, with proof of employment to Dr. Gayle White Wallace at gwhite@mtvernoncsd.org a minimum of one day before beginning the program. Once you receive a confirmation email with further details, your child may begin.

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Principal's Message

  • Dear Mount Vernon High School Community,

    Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! 

    We are so encouraged to finish this school year stronger than any other. All of our student cohorts are in a position to make unprecedented progress and gains. To help realize this goal we want all students, families and community members to focus on the following: 

    1. Academic focus:
      1. After school support is available to ALL students Monday-Thursday 3:00PM – 6:00PM
      2. The marking period ends on January 31, 2019.
      3. Midterm exams begin on Wednesday, January 15, 2019. Midterm exams make up 20% of the marking period grade.
      4. NYS Regents and Common Core Assessments begin on Tuesday, January 21, 2019.
    1. Culture and Climate:
      1. All 9th grade students enter the building through Exit 3.
      2. 10th – 12th grade students enter the building through Exit 1.
      3. All students must have their school issued ID to enter.
      4. 1st period begins promptly at 7:50am. Lateness is unacceptable.
      5. Students are to report directly to each class prepared and on time.
      6. No student should enter any hallway area without a teacher approved pass.
    1. Family & Community Engagement:
      1. Mark your calendars for our PTSA meeting taking place on Wednesday, January 29, 2019.
      2. Looking forward, also note that Monday, February 10, 2019 is Parent Involvement Day.
      3. Our parent liaison, Ms. Nair, is available daily in room 10 or can be reached via email at: CNair@mtvernoncsd.org

     Sincerely,

     Ronald Gonzalez

    Principal

     
     Ronald Gonzalez, Principal
    Rgonzalez1@mtvernoncsd.org
    Tel: 914-665-5300 - Fax: 914-665-5281 
      

    MVHS Vision

    Our vision is to inspire students to be inquisitive,  knowledge seeking, compassionate and principled. We will empower students to become self-driven agents of change in local and global communities. 

    Creed

    I am a MVHS Knight. I am inquisitive, knowledge seeking, compassionate and principled. I am a self-driven agent of change. I am limitless!

    Mission Statement

     Our mission is to produce a balanced citizenry by increasing the knowledge, skills and opportunities across the Mount Vernon High School community.  We will use a holistic approach, offering stimulating programs and supporting community engagement.

    • Mount Vernon High School students will: 
      Demonstrate open-mindedness and critical thinking.
    • Communicate effectively.
    • Understand themselves, their heritage and their place in history and the world.
    • Articulate the importance of self-awareness, creativity and reflection.
    • Appreciate others and act responsibly in a global society.
    • Exude ethical values towards people and education.
    • Exemplify the skills necessary for successful transition to post-secondary pursuits.

    Mount Vernon High School is committed to providing educational opportunities and programs to all peoples without prejudice. 

     
     

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