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Mount Vernon City School District hosting Parent Involvement Day

Mount Vernon City School District hosting Parent Involvement Day

Monday, February 13, 2023, is Parent Involvement Day in the Mount Vernon City School District. Each school will host parents and guardians joining their children at school from 9am to 2pm. Families can participate in class visits, family workshops, and more. This year is the 26th annual Parent Involvement Day. 

After a short breakfast and greetings from principals and parent liaisons, parents and guardians will begin visiting classrooms with their children. There will be parent engagement presentations and parent support workshops focused on social-emotional learning and mental health. At Benjamin Turner Middle School, Community School Coordinator Lisa Autieri will highlight Judy’s Closet and how it can help the school community. 

Cecil H. Parker School will hold a workshop called “Making Technology Easier,” and they will discuss family literacy activities for students in all grades. Pennington will also have a parent engagement workshop for social emotional learning and Title I. Classes in the Career and Technical Education program will be highlighted at Mount Vernon High School. They will also make parents aware of the community partnerships available for students and families to use within Mount Vernon. 

Each school will have different activities, but all activities will be focused on how families can be more involved in their children’s education. They will also have another opportunity to meet their children’s teachers and learn how they can further support their children.  

Student in hat holds robot while looking at computer.

Over 175 students attended the first annual STEAM Night at Benjamin Turner Middle School on Thursday, March 9, 2023. The events occurred throughout the entire school and featured hands-on activities such as gaming, mad science, coding, engineering, math and robotics.

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It is with extreme sadness that I announce that a tragedy has occurred in our community. Today, Thursday, March 9, 2023, a Mount Vernon STEAM Academy ninth-grade student who was not in attendance at school today was shot in the vicinity of Levister Towers this morning.

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The Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education will begin hearing comments from the public at the end of its regular public meetings starting with the meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Board of Education meetings will begin with all reports and other items on the agenda, and community members will have the opportunity to comment once the agenda items are completed.  

First page of the PDF file: STEAM Letter - English

Greetings Families,

This letter is a follow-up to the information presented during High School Showcase Night on February 2, 2023, regarding the Mount Vernon STEAM Academy. Students who are interested in attending the Mount Vernon STEAM Academy for the 2023-2024 school year will be administered an entrance exam. The entrance exam selected for students will be the PreACT® 8/9.