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Two MVCSD students receive scholarships at Carroll F. Johnson Scholastic Achievement Dinner

Two MVCSD students receive scholarships at Carroll F. Johnson Scholastic Achievement Dinner

Two twelfth grade students, Britaney Sinclair from Mount Vernon High School and Demaris Ferrer from Mount Vernon STEAM Academy, received scholarships at the Carroll F. Johnson Scholastic Achievement Dinner, hosted by the Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. 

“Congratulations to Britaney Sinclar and Demaris Ferrer for your well-deserved scholarships," said Acting Superintendent Dr. K. Veronica Smith. "These students are shining examples of the level of academic achievement within our District, and I am so proud of them for earning these awards. As we approach the end of the year, it fills me with gratitude to see our scholars be recognized for their accomplishments.”

Brittany won the Stephen A. Perelson Memorial Scholarship and Demaris won the Corporate Scholarship. Both of these awards are for $4,000, or $1,000 yearly. 

“These two students have worked so hard to get to where they are, and I am proud of them for earning this scholarship,” said Board of Education President Lorna Kirwan. “Continue with that effort, and I am sure that you will achieve tremendous success in college and beyond. This is just the beginning of many great things to come for you both!”
 

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.