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Winter concerts and celebrations take place across the Mount Vernon City School District

Winter concerts and celebrations take place across the Mount Vernon City School District

Winter concerts, performances, and celebrations were underway throughout the Mount Vernon City School District in the week leading up to the holiday break.

Traphagen hosted its Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 20, 2022.  

Students performing

Pennington School held its Winter Concert and Art Show on December 20 as well. Students were split into grade levels and performed the concert and art show with their peers. Parents and family were in attendance proudly watching the show.  

Rebecca Turner Elementary School held its Winter Concert on Wednesday, December 21. The crowd was packed with parents who came out to support their children. 

Students performing

Edward Williams School also held a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) Wildcat Holiday Celebration on December 21.  

Edward Williams Holiday Dance

Denzel Washington School of the Arts held its annual Winter Showcase on December 21. The performance combined dancing, singing, and acting for a robust holiday show.  

Students dancing

Cecil H. Parker held a PTA fundraiser during their Photos With Santa event on December 21. Scholars took pictures with Santa, and the PTA raised over $200.

Kids taking pictures with Santa

Grimes School hosted its Winter Concert on Thursday, December 22. Students sang and performed to a packed crowd of parents and other students. 

Students performing


Dr. Pearce and Dr. BC

Students, teachers, and community members from countries around the world filled the cafeteria for Mount Vernon High School’s No Place for Hate - A Walk Around the Globe on Friday, January 20, 2023. The room was lined with flags from around the world, and tables were set up with displays detailing the cultures of each country. There was an assortment of food from several countries as well.  

Students in Pre-K playing games at House of Sports

Universal Prekindergarten students in the Mount Vernon City School District are currently learning about health and nutrition. To support the learning in this unit, pre-K students from across the district took a trip to House of Sports.

Kids petting rabbit

Traphagen scholars took an in-house field trip that featured a tortoise, ferret, and albino rabbit. Students were allowed to touch all the animals and see them up close. Nick Coon, a naturalist educator at Greenburgh Nature Center, brought his scaly and furry friends to Traphagen School on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, for the field trip.

Pre-K students arriving to school

A month after the beginning of the Mount Vernon City School District's universal pre-kindergarten program for 3-year-olds (UPK-3), parents are seeing development in their children's communication and reading skills. Scholars began their pre-K journey at WestCOP Bethel Early Childhood Center, Friendship for Tots, and Our Lady of Victory School.   

Firefighter gathers pre-k students for a picture.

Pre-kindergarten students toured Mount Vernon to see all the community helpers throughout the month of December. The “hop on, hop off” bus tour visited the fire and police departments, grocery store, library, post office, Board of Education office, City Hall and more.