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  • Denzel Washington School of the Arts sets dates for open house and auditions

    Students interested in attending the Denzel Washington School of the Arts at the Nellie Thornton Campus next year will have the opportunity to learn more about the extraordinary programs the school offers during an open house scheduled for 6 p.m., Wednesday, January 27th. Students and families can connect to the Zoom meeting with the Zoom ID 947 1252 3364 and Passcode 849601. The school – led by Principal Dr. Evelyn Collins – is reaching out to families with children who are currently in grades 5-8 in all schools in Mount Vernon and beyond who have a passion and talent in theatre, voice, dance, orchestra, band, technical theatre or visual arts. Enrollment for the school next year will include grades 6-12.

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  • District to Host ‘Interactive’ High Schools of Choice Night for Eighth-Grade Students, Families

    The Mount Vernon City School District has scheduled its annual High Schools of Choice Night for eighth-grade students and their families to learn about the District’s three theme-based high schools: the Mount Vernon STEAM Academy, the Denzel Washington School of the Arts at the Nellie Thornton Campus, and The Mount Vernon High School. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 at 6 p.m. The event will take place via Zoom video conferencing this year (Zoom meeting details below). The event is open to students currently enrolled in the District as well as those currently attending private or charter schools.

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  • Mount Vernon Basics Program to Kick-off New Year with Jan. 26 Virtual Event

    The ‘Mount Vernon Basics’ program, launched in 2018, is an initiative that seeks to provide parents with the tools and resources needed to support their child’s education. The program’s leaders have announced upcoming events for the spring 2021 semester. For the health and safety of the District’s staff and families, the events will be held virtually through Zoom. The first event – Bringing Back the Basics: Providing Resources for Infants and Toddlers – is planned for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26th. The kick-off event was developed with the district’s newest partner, the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center. Zoom Meeting ID: 998 4024 8935. Password: basics

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  • Virtual Parent Learning Module #6 - Jan. 14

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS – JAN 14th > 6–7:30pm 📝 for the next Virtual Parent Learning Module #6: Social-Emotional Support for Children & Families-Building Resiliency Now and post-COVID-19 This session discusses our resilience as the ability to bounce back from stress, challenge, tragedy, trauma, or adversity and provides ten powerful practices to nurture an attitude of resilience in children. Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/97183424189?pwd=S0dxOXBpR0lIbkhEU2d6SGdhUTBYQT09 Use Meeting ID# 97183424189 Password: OSI2021

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  • Denzel Washington School of the Arts student Judah Taylor wins national William Warfield competition, earns scholarship

    Judah Taylor, a 10th-grade student at the Denzel Washington School of the Arts on the Nellie Thornton Campus, won first place in a national competition in honor of William Warfield, earning the 2020 William Warfield Scholarship Fund Classical Vocal Competition for African American High School Students, with his performance of “Caro, Mio Ben.” Recipients of this year’s scholarships will perform in an annual benefit concert. This year’s benefit concert will be virtual at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 24th.

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