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Students and community members gather at MVHS for community career fair

Students and community members gather at MVHS for community career fair

Scholars and community members congregated to the cafeteria of the Mount Vernon High School with resumes in hand for a community career fair on Wednesday, May 16, 2024. Here, individuals were able to explore various job opportunities in the Mount Vernon City School District and Westchester area. 

Over a dozen vendors attended the fair to promote job openings at their companies including Breezemont Day Camp, 1199 Health and Human Services Employment and Westchester Medical Center Health Network.  

“The importance of today is to get exposure,” said Jamie Larmon, work based learning coordinator for the District. “I’m working with the Department of Labor, and they have been wonderful in sharing their resources. There are 36 businesses; not all 36 might have jobs for the students, but at least it gives them exposure to what they might need in the future. We are encouraging students to not only look for a job, but to ask what does that job entail?”  

The Mount Vernon City School District also had a variety of job openings available in each of its schools. Vacancies include teaching assistant, elementary teacher, registered nurse, library media specialist, school monitor and custodian.  

“I’m here looking for a job because I’m trying to go to college,” said Mousa Karinah, a senior at MVHS. “I just want to save up money until then and get experience, so when I move out, I can find a job more easily.” 

Students at career fair.
Student speaking with vendor.
Students gathered at table.

 

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. scalesofjusticeacademy.org

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.