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Mount Vernon High School hosts Career and Technical Education Transition fair

Mount Vernon High School hosts Career and Technical Education Transition fair

Tables filled with brochures packed the cafeteria of Mount Vernon High School for the Career and Technical Education Transition Fair on Friday, May 17, 2024. During the fair, students explored post secondary options to enhance their careers after high school. 

“The CTE Department couldn’t be more thrilled about the Transition Fair and about CTE Week in general,” said Brian Simmons, Director of CTE. “This is an excellent opportunity for students and community members to robustly increase their job opportunities.”  

A number of universities were present to showcase their schools and what they have to offer including Vaughn College, Manhattanville University, Dominican College and Maritime College. Many of the universities at the fair provide academic programs that align with the pathways of CTE, such as nursing.  

“I’m trying to find a good place that has a good nursing program,” said Melanie Nunez, a junior at MVHS. “I looked at Dominican College and I feel that they have many opportunities. Not only do they have nursing, but they have a criminal justice program. I’m either deciding on nursing or if I want to go into criminal justice, so I think it’s a good mixture to look into.” 

The fair also featured representatives from multiple military branches and trade schools who provided scholars with the chance to learn about a potential career in the armed forces or in a trade. 

Student speaking with advisor.
Admin posing for the camera.
Student speaking with army person.


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)

Students playing games.

On Wednesday, June 6, 2024, members of the Superintendent’s Advisory Council came to the Education Center from across the Mount Vernon City School District to convene their last meeting of the 2023-24 school year. The Superintendent’s Advisory Council is comprised of a group of student leaders selected from every school in the district.

President Kirwan, Dr. White and Dr. Smith.

Two Mount Vernon City School District administrators, Pennington Principal Dr. Melissa White and Director of Humanities Marybeth Rhodes, were honored at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Acting Superintendent Dr. K. Veronica Smith and Board of Education President Lorna Kirwan presented the awards. 

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Dr. K. Veronica Smith, Acting Superintendent of Schools: 

The Mount Vernon City School District is pleased to have reached two settlements of its dispute with the City of Mount Vernon regarding school taxes from the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years to the District.