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  • Traphagen Students Prepare for Inaugural Competition in FIRST Lego League Robotics Event

    Ten students in grades 3-4 have been preparing for the Westchester County-wide FIRST Lego League (FFL) competition since the start of the school year. With guidance from Team Robocracy, a group of students from neighboring districts such as Chappaqua, Ossining and Yorktown, the Traphagen Elementary students researched topics and developed presentations and modules for their upcoming competition on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.

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  • District Passes Resolution Authorizing Legal Action Against Mayor and FatBoy SSE

    The Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education passed the following resolution this morning in response to the recent incident at The Mount Vernon High School involving Mayor Richard Thomas: Whereas, on January 11, 2019 during class hours while midterms were ongoing, Mayor Richard Thomas arrived unannounced and unauthorized at The Mount Vernon High School with a social media personality and a large entourage; Whereas, this group was asked and directed multiple times to leave the premises, and refused to follow the directives of security personnel and the building principal for some time; Whereas, even after finally exiting the building, this group continued to interfere with classes by walking around the building causing further disruptions; Whereas, the incident resulted in a melee and extensive damage to public school property, a full missed class period and prevented hundreds of students from completing scheduled exams; Whereas, this Board of Education is charged by the citizens of Mount Vernon with protecting and ensuring the education and safety of the students, teachers and staff in our care; Now therefore BE IT RESOLVED that this Board of Education unequivocally condemns the intentional and/or reckless actions that took place on January 11, 2019 and herewith authorizes counsel to pursue any and all available legal remedies against Mayor Richard Thomas, the City of Mount Vernon, Tariq Thomas Kimbrough also known as “Fatboy SSE”, and/or any other individuals and/or entities responsible for causing the civil disturbance and related damages that occurred at The Mount Vernon High School on or about Friday, January 11, 2019.

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  • STEAM Academy Goes Digital

    Smiles shined bright as ninth and 10th grade students in the new Mount Vernon STEAM Academy received new Dell laptops this week – on Jan. 3 and 4. Principal Sharon M. Bradley and Joseph McGrath, Director of Technology for the Mount Vernon City School District, and their staff handed them out to the students – making sure everyone was able to log on and get up to speed. When done, every student in ninth and 10th grades – 266 in all – will have a new 2-in-1 Dell laptop/tablet, complete with charger, MW STEAM Academy logo embossed on the front and a STEAM Academy soft-sided computer case.

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  • District's Response to NYS Comptroller's Audit

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