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Mount Vernon High School spotlights students’ cultural heritage during its Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Students, faculty and adminstrators at Mount Vernon High School had an opportunity to celebrate their cultural heritage during the recent “Awareness and Resilience” Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration in October. The school marked the occasion by “celebrando el patrimonio cultura” in Spanish and “comemorando o patrimônio cultural” in Brazilian Portugese. All students had an opportunity to commemorate their personal heritage in an gathering which featured food, dance and an opportunity to offer donations to those affected by the recent Mexican earthquake and Hurricane Maria.
With his family, friends, former coaches, current coaches, teammates, school principal, district superintendent and other school personnel surrounding him, Mount Vernon High School senior Jason Douglas-Stanley determined the next phase of his life after graduation, signing a National Letter of Intent to play basketball for George Mason University next year.
State Sen. Jamaal Bailey recently donated 24 school uniforms at the Edward Williams Elementary School in Mount Vernon to support students who were in need of new uniforms.
As partners in your child’s education, Parent University workshops are designed to provide families with information and skills to best support your child’s academic, social and emotional growth. November’s workshops include: How Do I Interpret Report Cards, Transcripts and Calculate GPA? When Only Printed Words Will Do – Read, Think and Write (ELA).
Mount Vernon City School board members have approved a one-year contract extension for Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton. The extension will keep Dr. Hamilton at the helm of Mount Vernon City Schools through August 2022.