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 www.mtvernoncsd.org/foundaition 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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Message from Principal

  • Cecil H. Parker is Home of the Blue Tigers. It houses students in grades preK-8th.

    Parker’s motto is “Parker Pride-Nothing Less Than Excellence”. Teachers enhance their pedagogy through engagement in a continuum of academic learning of the most current methodologies and learning trends in education. Common Core standards-based instruction, consistent training in technology, and professional development in student data management are just some of the opportunities provided to teachers. 

     Through our on-site Parent Resource Center workshops and School-based Leadership Team efforts, our parents, grandparents, caregivers, and retirees collaborate to create classrooms of scholars who engage in rigorous challenging academic curriculum. We persistently seek community members and leaders to inspire and motivate our children to excel in all areas.

    Programs include-

    • PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports) program creates a safe learning environment and positive school climate in order to develop well-rounded students. We strive to ensure that every student learns in a safe and nurturing environment, reflected in a continuum of improved student achievement.
    • "Readers are Leaders" initiative was implemented at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year to foster a love for reading through adult models from the school community. Our children hope that many will visit and share a favorite story or poem with their class.
    • Math & Science Lab provides a forum for our young learners to conduct research, and engage in rigorous, lively conversations, in response to  common core standards-based instruction.
    • Step Up and Princesses of Peace mentoring programs prepare our young men and women to be grounded in hard work, collegiality, and honest communication, and become active participants in their community.

    Cecil H. Parker is committed to providing the highest level of education for ALL students through academic rigor and strong character education.