Friday is Valentine's Day. This week the library is highlighting some romance titles that you maybe interested in reading. The Romance Series Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time." –Maya Angelou
This week, Mrs. Muralidhar class worked on an egg drop project that involved different physics principles. Students worked in groups and built an egg contraption that protects the egg from breaking when it is dropped. The egg dropped from the second floor library window. The physics concepts that were studied and researched were: • Impulse and Momentum • Pressure • Air Resistance • Projectile & Angular Momentum
Happy New Year! Come and check out some books on Health and Wellness for the new year 2020. “Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.” ―Germany Kent The Health & Wellness Series for January 2020
Building a creative community in the Library’s Makerspace is crucial to the direction that Mount Vernon School Libraries envision. The aim of the MakerSpace is to provide students with an avenue to create, produce, and connect with other students. We establish an environment that is fun, practical, and whereby the learning is meaningful. Students can take these additional skills and ideas beyond Mount Vernon to thrive. Hence, on December 19, 2019, the Makerspace had its first, “Unleash Your Creativity,” event where students learned how to create their own shea body butter with organic ingredients. It was a great turnout. We hosted 15 students and they were all able to take home a sample of the product they made. It is our hope that we can do more of these events to inspire students’ creativity, while instilling confidence in them to become their own makers and producers. Please see a few photos below from the event.
The Mount Vernon High School provides a rigorous and comprehensive high school curriculum featuring a heavy emphasis on humanities, career and technical programs. Because of its commitment to student achievement, a wide range of honors and Advanced Placement (AP) coursework is also offered, giving students an opportunity to earn 30 college credits from a wide range of demanding math, science, social studies and English AP offerings. (https://apstudent.collegeboard.org) Additionally, students can also participate in the Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) program (http://supa.syr.edu) where they can take SUPA courses which provide for dual-enrollment credits in high school and transferrable college credits. The high school will also offer a strong Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) (http://www.avid.org) presence to further ensure students are fully career and college ready. AVID is a college and career readiness program that serves as a bridge to rigor and a culture of readiness for post-secondary opportunities. In addition, the District has submitted an application to join the International Baccalaureate program. (http://www.ibo.org) Also, a career technical education (CTE) program is available with specializations in cosmetics, automotive technology, barbering, CISCO networking, culinary, nursing, TV production, photography, dental, animation and print production.
Families and students in the Mount Vernon City School District have seen unprecedented building improvements and academic success over the past five years. To honor these achievements and to keep the district and its students on the path of improvement and growth, the Board of Education is keeping its “Dream Team” of school district administrators together.
Dressed in a lab coat and goggles, Pennington fourth-grader Vivian Rolston played the role of Alice Ball, an African American chemist who invented a treatment for leprosy during the early part of the 20th century, during the school’s third annual Mannequin Museum on Thursday, February 27th. When visitors came by and tapped her on the shoulder, the Alice Ball “mannequin” came to life!
The first season for the Mount Vernon boys swim team, made up of 10 underclassmen from all three high schools, came to a close recently. They learned a lot about swimming different strokes and competitive swimming. If anyone is interested in joining the team or learning more about swimming, contact Coach Patricia Ryan.
Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton, Superintendent of Schools, and Dr. Jeff Gorman, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, are at the National Conference on Education to deliver a presentation titled, “20/20 Academic Vision For Excellence: The Transformation of an Urban School District.”
Holmes School’s fifth-graders performed a play “Dig a Little Deeper” to recognize black history for the other students in the school, their parents and Board Trustee Warren Mitchell on Thursday, February 13th.
Dear Mount Vernon High School Community,
Happy New Year and welcome to 2020!
We are so encouraged to finish this school year stronger than any other. All of our student cohorts are in a position to make unprecedented progress and gains. To help realize this goal we want all students, families and community members to focus on the following:
Our vision is to inspire students to be inquisitive, knowledge seeking, compassionate and principled. We will empower students to become self-driven agents of change in local and global communities.
I am a MVHS Knight. I am inquisitive, knowledge seeking, compassionate and principled. I am a self-driven agent of change. I am limitless!
Our mission is to produce a balanced citizenry by increasing the knowledge, skills and opportunities across the Mount Vernon High School community. We will use a holistic approach, offering stimulating programs and supporting community engagement.
Mount Vernon High School is committed to providing educational opportunities and programs to all peoples without prejudice.