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Health, Fitness and Wellness Committee holds Zumba Class

Health, Fitness and Wellness Committee holds Zumba Class

Under the direction of Board of Education President Lorna Kirwan and Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction and Administration Dr. Jamal Doggett, the Health, Fitness and Wellness committee sponsored a "Have Fun with Zumba" night on Tuesday, October 11, 2023, in the Mount Vernon High School gymnasium.  

About 40 community members, staff and students participated in the free fitness event taught by certified Zumba Instructor Chrissy Mendez with support from Elizabeth Torres, Dance and Physical Education teacher at Mount Vernon High School. This was the second event, following International Walk to School Day, promoted this year to raise awareness of the importance of engaging in activities that contribute to a healthy mind, body and spirit.   

Lisa Mayzun, the new director of Health and Physical Education organized the event and was thankful for everyone who participated, but especially the school community of MVHS for being the host of the event with so many people in attendance. The District looks forward to seeing similar participation in its future health and wellness events. 

Participants from Zumba Class
Mrs. Mayzun, Dr. Doggett, Trustee Kirwan, Ms, Rhoades
People going through Zumba routine
People doing Zumba
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Principals at each building in the Mount Vernon City School District have recently identified their Teachers of the Year based on the three criteria of instruction, attendance, and contribution to school culture and climate. View the Teachers of the Year here.

Lowes Moore Q+A

Lowes Moore, MVHS Class of 1976 graduate, is a former NBA basketball star and coach, and he served as Executive Director and Director of Development at the Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon for 27 years. He now hosts a podcast and runs Lowes Moore Global Communications.  

View the Q+A with Lowes Moore here!

Students in a court room on steps.

Applications for the 15th annual Scales of Justice Academy (SJA) at Fordham University School of Law and The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University have been extended and are open until Saturday, June 15, 2024. The program will begin on Monday, July 22, at both locations. Legal courses will be taught by over 40 volunteer judges, lawyers, law professors, law students and elected officials.

Click here for the Fordham University SJA Application (July 22-31)

Click here for the Pace University SJA Application (July 22-26)