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Three students complete Mount Vernon High School’s Nursing Assistant Training Program

Three students complete Mount Vernon High School’s Nursing Assistant Training Program

Three Mount Vernon High School students, Gale Flannory, Jayla Jones, and Christeen Watson, completed the school’s Nursing Assistant Training Program (NATP) and are now New York State Certified Nursing Assistants as of June 2022.  
 
“This program is important to Mount Vernon High School students, as it allows an entryway into the health career pathway,” said Ms. Bonnie Ball, nursing instructor. “Students gain the experience needed to work in the health profession immediately following high school and during college.”  
 
Many students use their experience to gain entry to a two two-year or four-year nursing program or other health-related programs. 
 
The NATP course follows the mandated training and competency for individuals performing nurse aide duties in accordance with state and federal regulations. The program, which is part of MVHS’s Career and Technical Education course offerings, is regulated by both the New York State Education Department and the Department of Health to ensure the program meets industry standards. Students sit for both written and clinical testing at the completion of the program.

 

Photo of Jayla Jones Nursing Assistant Training Program graduate.
Photo of Gale Flannory Nursing Assistant Training Program graduate.
Photo of Christeen Watson Nursing Assistant Training Program graduate.
Dr. Smith and Betty Rosa

Mount Vernon City School District representatives, including Lorna Kirwan, Board President; Dr. K. Veronica Smith, Acting Superintendent; Sandra Myke, Assistant Superintendent of Business; and Mark Raimondi, Associate Superintendent of Operations and Accountability, went to Albany to lobby legislators for additional resources on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. They had a productive meeting with New York State Commissioner of Education Betty A. Rosa to request assistance in retaining Foundation Aid.

Black History Month

The Mount Vernon City School District celebrated Black History Month with enthusiasm and reflected on its cultural significance. Throughout the month, students learned about important figures in history, the accomplishments throughout Black history and why it is so important today. Read more about what students, staff and administrators said about what Black History Month means to them here. To hear more about what Black History Month means to the Mount Vernon City School District, view the video below.

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MVHS Paris students

At the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, February 15, 2024, the Mount Vernon City School District said ‘Bon Voyage!’ to 18 Mount Vernon High School students who are going to Paris. Students departed on their plane to France on Friday, February 16.