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Attempted luring in the vicinity of Hamilton School

Attempted luring in the vicinity of Hamilton School

Dear Mount Vernon City School District Families,

This morning on their way to school, a student who attends Hamilton School was approached by a man in a white van and told to get in the vehicle. The student ran to a nearby neighbor’s house. Fortunately, the neighbor was there and provided assistance.

The neighbor was able to get a photograph of the vehicle and the van's license plate. This information was shared with the Mount Vernon Police Department, who are actively investigating the event.

Parents are encouraged to have discussions with their children about exercising caution, being on high alert on their daily travels, and avoiding interaction with strangers. We will communicate pertinent developments in this investigation as they become available and as appropriate. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Dr. K. Veronica Smith, Ed. D. Acting Superintendent of Schools

Basketball team, cheerleaders, administrators all smiling at the camera.

Mount Vernon High School boys' basketball team beat New Rochelle in the Section 1 Class AAA basketball championship on Sunday, March 3, 2024, during an intense and dynamic game at the Westchester County Center. Mount Vernon came back to win the championship with a 41-37 win. Junior Tavien Tyler scored 16 points in the fourth quarter, leading the comeback against New Rochelle.  

Mr. Raimondi speaking at Public safety summit

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Dr. Smith and Betty Rosa

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Black History Month

The Mount Vernon City School District celebrated Black History Month with enthusiasm and reflected on its cultural significance. Throughout the month, students learned about important figures in history, the accomplishments throughout Black history and why it is so important today. Read more about what students, staff and administrators said about what Black History Month means to them here. To hear more about what Black History Month means to the Mount Vernon City School District, view the video below.

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