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Superintendent's Advisory Council holds meeting on Valentine's Day

Superintendent's Advisory Council holds meeting on Valentine's Day

Secondary students met with Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Curriculum, Instruction and School Improvement Dr. Beverley Jones for their monthly Superintendent’s Advisory Council meeting on Wednesday, February 14, 2024.  

Dr. Jones begins each session by giving students words of empowerment and encouraging them to be great. To start this month’s session, they talked about their biggest fears and how to overcome them. They discussed two inspirational quotes containing words of encouragement to be themselves, rise up and become liberated from their fears.  

Students were served lunch and treated to candy and cupcakes as dessert for Valentine’s Day.  

The group then reported on the projects that they are working on to improve their schools. Students in the Superintendent’s Advisory Council represent their peers at school and help share the things they need to succeed academically, socially and emotionally. This can range from more clubs, academic support or school activities. 

Their suggestions are documented, and administrators work to make the changes that will benefit the most students. 

Students talking to Dr. Jones.
Dr. Jones speaking to students at advisory council meeting.
Students discussing their fears.
Students being served lunch
Danielle Browne

Danielle R. Browne, Esq., founding attorney of the Browne Firm PLLC and city councilperson for the City of Mount Vernon, graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 2006. She attended Barnard College, Columbia University, where she was the captain of the women’s basketball team, and received her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Since then, she has started her own law firm and made her impact on her hometown as a city councilperson.

Dr. Smith receiving proclamation.

Acting Superintendent Dr. K. Veronica Smith received a proclamation from New York State Senator Jamal Bailey, recognizing her for her exemplary service to the community and the State of New York for Women’s History Month on Friday, April 5, 2024. Nakia Hiland, director of Safe Place for Our Girls, from the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau and Unique Groom, community liaison for Jamal Bailey presented the proclamation to Dr. Smith.  

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

Greetings MVCSD Community,

At approximately 10:23 a.m., there was a 4.8 magnitude earthquake in New Jersey. The aftershocks were felt throughout the Tri-State area. Several of our school buildings felt the tremors, which lasted for less than 30 seconds.

There have been no reports of staff or student injuries due to this incident. As a precaution, we will have indoor activities for our students for the remainder of the day. We will keep you updated on any developments on this matter if necessary.

Students strapping instructor onto board

Mount Vernon City School District students, equipped with medical supplies, administered care to mannequins during their emergency medical technician (EMT) training course at Mount Vernon High School on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department added a new EMT program earlier in the school year, and classes began in December. 

Dr. Waterman Superintendent for a Day

A new, but familiar, face occupied the Mount Vernon City School District superintendent’s desk on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. Dr. Crystal Waterman, Edward Williams School principal, served as the superintendent for the day to begin Acting Superintendent Dr. K. Veronica Smith’s “Superintendent for a Day,” series. Dr. Smith served as the principal at Edward Williams.