Junior League of Bronxville assists with fire response
Following a Mount Vernon fire on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, the Junior League of Bronxville jumped into action and responded with assistance to those affected. Several families, households and small businesses were displaced by the fire, but they received support right when they needed it most.
The Junior League of Bronxville began a community closet at Edward Williams School earlier in the year. Throughout the year, they have provided clothing and supplies to any students in the Mount Vernon City School District who had a need.
When responding to the fire, they provided bags containing toiletries, feminine products, school supplies, LEGO sets, stuffed animals and accessories. Each girl who received a bag also received bracelets and a heart shaped designer bag. Shoes, backpacks and clothing were also given to families who lost their belongings in the fire.
On Saturday, June 3, 2023, all pre-K students who completed 90% or more of their homework this academic year were invited to attend a private viewing of “The Little Mermaid.”
Microsoft Philanthropies is bringing its Technology Education and Learning Support (TEALS) Program to Mount Vernon High School for the 2023-24 school year.
The Mount Vernon City School District held its annual Health Fair on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Mount Vernon Honor Academy. Families in Mount Vernon came out for a day of outside activities and fun for the children.
All 16 Mount Vernon City School District schools were presented with No Place for Hate (NPFH) Banners at the NPFH Banner Ceremony on Thursday, May 25, 2023. The district became the largest school district in Westchester County to have all of its schools designated as No Place for Hate. They are among the 239 NPFH schools in downstate New York.
Kevon Palmer and Levonn Latham, 11th-grade students at Mount Vernon STEAM Academy, were inducted as 2023-24 My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) fellows on Friday, May 19, 2023. The induction ceremony was held at the annual My Brother’s Keeper Symposium. They traveled to Albany, New York, where the symposium was held, with their mentors Brother Arthur Muhammad, youth development specialist, and Noel Campbell, director of career and technical education.
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Fernanda Carvalho, District Psychologist, is offering yoga to students and staff. There were staff yoga sessions at Edward Williams School, Hamilton School, Mount Vernon Honor Academy, and the Education Center throughout the month.