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End of Year Letter from Acting Superintendent Dr. K. Veronica Smith

End of Year Letter from Acting Superintendent Dr. K. Veronica Smith

Greetings Mount Vernon,

As we continue to celebrate the end of the 2023-2024 school year, I would like to take a moment to congratulate all of our scholars for their hard work and dedication to their academics this year. They have all displayed tremendous work ethic and effort to get to where they are today and be ready for the next step. I am very proud of each and every one of them. 

I am so appreciative of our teachers and what they have done this year. I am incredibly grateful for the passion and commitment they bring to their classrooms every day. Thank you for all that you have done throughout the year to improve our students’ education.

This school year has been a busy and exciting one with many triumphs. We have emphasized an importance on getting back to the basics of reading, arithmetic and writing in our scholars’ education, and we plan to move forward to mastery in the coming school year.

We have expanded partnerships with many organizations, including Iona University and the City of Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon High School has also expanded its Career and Technical Education Department to include EMT and cosmetology programs, providing diverse opportunities for many of our students.  
The District has emphasized to our scholars the significance of a good education and stressed the importance of physical and mental health. We have expanded upon several initiatives to support students and their needs, including the No Place for Hate program and our annual health fair. 

I hope that everyone has a fun and fulfilling summer. I encourage all of us to spend quality time with our loved ones and take this time to relax and recharge. I also encourage our scholars to spend time over the summer reinforcing what they have learned during the school year. Whether it’s through reading, or engaging in educational activities and conversations, keeping scholars' minds active during the summer will ensure a smooth transition back to school in the fall and make them more successful in the classroom.

The Mount Vernon City School District family would like to extend your family a happy and healthy summer vacation. I look forward to seeing our students' smiling faces in the 2024-2025 school year!

Kindest Regards,

Dr. K. Veronica Smith
Acting Superintendent of Schools

Picture of Dr. Thomas with maroon on sides.

Dr. Albert “George” Thomas, M.D., M.S., graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1975. He studied medicine at ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and became an obstetrician and gynecologist following his education.  

Mr. Jose Formoso

The Mount Vernon City School District named Jose Formoso as its new Assistant Superintendent for Business during the Special Meeting of the Board of Education on Tuesday July 9, 2024. Mr. Formoso brings over a decade of experience in finances to this role, having earned a Bachelor of Science in business economics from SUNY Oneonta in 2003. In 2009, Mr. Formoso received a Master of Business Administration in financial management from Pace University. 

Students holding stuffed animals

The pre-kindergarten students were buzzing with creativity and excitement, showing off their new stuffed friends to staff and classmates. These children were given the chance to assemble their own personalized stuffed animals by hand during yesterday’s summer camp session on Wednesday, July 10, 2024. 

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Greetings MVCSD Community, 

As we conclude this school year, I am filled with immense gratitude and pride for all that we have accomplished together.

I want to commend our hard-working students, faculty, staff, families, and administrators on a wonderful and successful school year. Our teachers, who are the backbone of this District and essential to our children’s education, are role models for our children and exercise courage, passion, patience, and love daily. Our teachers played a pivotal role in the success of the 2023 -24 school year.