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Superintendent’s Advisory Council meet for the final session of the year

Superintendent’s Advisory Council meet for the final session of the year

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.

Throughout the school year, the elementary students met each month Dr. Jamal Doggett, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Curriculum, Instruction and Administration while the secondary students met with Dr. Beverly Jones, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Curriculum, Instruction and School Improvement. Throughout the school year, Dr. K. Veronica Smith, Acting Superintendent of Schools, would attend the Advisory Council meetings.

To celebrate the end of the students' term as Advisory Council members, the meeting room was transformed into a game room.

Dr. Doggett welcomed the students and thanked them for serving on the committee for the school year. When he asked how many of the students had affected a positive change in their school building as the result of participating on the committee, every student in the room raised their hand. 

Acting Superintendent of Schools, Dr. K. Veronica Smith joined the celebration to congratulate the students and deliver words of encouragement. Dr. Smith encouraged students to maximize their summer by investing some of their free time in their future. The students were encouraged to try to apply for summer internships and to meet with people in the field of study they are interested in pursuing. Dr. Smith also instructed them to read over the summer.   

The students celebrated the end of their term on the Student Advisory Council Committe by playing games together and enjoying a barbecue cookout-style lunch. All Student Advisory Council Committe member will receive Certificates recognizing their membership. 

Dr. Doggett speaking with students.
Parent Lisons with students.
Students playing games.

 

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.