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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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  • Students Make Shea Butter at MVHS Library

    Building a creative community in the Library’s Makerspace is crucial to the direction that Mount Vernon School Libraries envision. The aim of the MakerSpace is to provide students with an avenue to create, produce, and connect with other students. We establish an environment that is fun, practical, and whereby the learning is meaningful. Students can take these additional skills and ideas beyond Mount Vernon to thrive. Hence, on December 19, 2019, the Makerspace had its first, “Unleash Your Creativity,” event where students learned how to create their own shea body butter with organic ingredients. It was a great turnout. We hosted 15 students and they were all able to take home a sample of the product they made. It is our hope that we can do more of these events to inspire students’ creativity, while instilling confidence in them to become their own makers and producers. Please see a few photos below from the event.

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  • MVHS hosts the Interactive High School of Choice Night

    The Mount Vernon High School provides a rigorous and comprehensive high school curriculum featuring a heavy emphasis on humanities, career and technical programs. Because of its commitment to student achievement, a wide range of honors and Advanced Placement (AP) coursework is also offered, giving students an opportunity to earn 30 college credits from a wide range of demanding math, science, social studies and English AP offerings. ( Additionally, students can also participate in the Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) program ( where they can take SUPA courses which provide for dual-enrollment credits in high school and transferrable college credits. The high school will also offer a strong Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) ( presence to further ensure students are fully career and college ready. AVID is a college and career readiness program that serves as a bridge to rigor and a culture of readiness for post-secondary opportunities. In addition, the District has submitted an application to join the International Baccalaureate program. ( Also, a career technical education (CTE) program is available with specializations in cosmetics, automotive technology, barbering, CISCO networking, culinary, nursing, TV production, photography, dental, animation and print production.

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District News

  • District Leadership Team Takes a Salary Freeze for Upcoming School Year; Dr. Hamilton Now Calls on All-District Employees to Eliminate Increases

    The Superintendent and his cabinet, which includes the district’s leadership team of administrators and support employees, who typically work at the Education Center, have already voluntarily agreed to freeze their salary for the upcoming school year to help the district arrive at an annual spending plan that is acceptable for passage on Tuesday, June 9.

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  • Community Pre-Ks Succeeding with Digital Learning Plans

    Partner organizations of the Mount Vernon City School District that provide full-day pre-kindergarten for hundreds of students across Mount Vernon have met the challenge of rapidly converting their building-based, in-person student learning programs to digital learning.

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  • Schools will be closed for the rest of this academic year.

    A Message from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton The Governor has just announced that schools will be closed for the rest of this academic year. While we are all very anxious to resume some normalcy, at least now we have some finality to what the next steps will be. That said, we have initiated a committee that is tasked with making recommendations for how we will commemorate our graduates. We have also established a committee to explore the parameters of our summer school program. Please stay tuned for more information in this regard. We have placed an order for additional laptops through the courtesy of the Mount Vernon Educational Foundation (MVEF). As soon as we receive those devices we will schedule our next distribution. If you are interested in making a donation to the MVEF which is a non-profit organization, please the foundation's website at our for more information. We know this is a very challenging time for everyone. I understand that many parents are trying to balance work, family, and now homeschooling. We will get through this together.

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  • Mount Vernon Educational Foundation Raising Funds for MVCSD Students in Need of Laptops

    The Mount Vernon Educational Foundation (MVEF) is calling for donations to help raise money to purchase laptops for the students in the Mount Vernon City School District who are in need of devices as they continue to learn at home.

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  • Mount Vernon City School District Child Care Program Providing for Students and Families

    About 24 students get dropped off at Holmes School each morning during the week for the essential worker childcare program. A total of 52 Mount Vernon City School District students, ages 3 through 12, are enrolled during this time when most school buildings are closed because of the mandate for residents to stay safe at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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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:


     Ronald Gonzalez


     Ronald Gonzalez, Principal
    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. 


    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.