Our District envisions a rigorous and diverse educational learning experience for all scholars; creating contributors to a global culture of collaboration through innovation, and engagement grounded in recognition and appreciation for all people.
Parents of seniors, join us for FAFSA Knight at the Parent Resource Center (in Mount Vernon STEAM Academy) if you need help filling out your Free Application for Student Aid!
Dates: Tuesday, December 6 and Monday, December 12, 2022, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Mount Vernon High School 100 California Road Mount Vernon, NY 10552
What: Parent and Child learning academy.
Why: Support your child’s math, reading, gross motor, and social emotional development.
CLICK HERE to sign up, limited space available.
Mount Vernon High School's Center for College and Careers presents the College Essay Showcase on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, from 12 pm to 3 pm in the cafeteria.
There is a varsity girls' basketball scrimmage on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. at Yonkers Montessori Academy. The varsity wrestling meet is at Nyack High School on Thursday, December 1, at 4:30 p.m.
View the rest of the upcoming week's schedule here.
Slots are still available for FREE universal pre-K in the Parker and Traphagen School Zones. Find more registration information here:
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All students enrolled in the Mount Vernon City School District will be able to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch for free. There will be no need to apply or pay a fee for this program.
The Mount Vernon City School District is subsidizing half the cost of Bee-Line MetroCard student bus passes for students in grades 7-12. The per-semester cost has been reduced from the regular $290 to just $145. Buy them through the district!
Mount Vernon City School District is excited to announce our new Student Information System called Infinite Campus and their new Infinite Campus Parent Portal. The Infinite Campus Parent Portal is replacing the e-School Parent Portal (Home Access Center) and provides real-time access to student schedules, grades, contact information, and more.
see The PRC
The Parent Resource Center is a place for parents, students and families to receive support. Click the link below for more information!
The Mount Vernon Knights won their first game of the season against the Arlington Admirals 86-40 on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Coming off an undefeated championship season, the Knights came out strong and earned an important milestone for their coach. Coach Bob Cimmino became the all-time wins leader for New York Section 1 boys varsity basketball with his 577th win, passing Lou Panzanaro.
Kool Nerd Connect, a company that helps students learn about career opportunities, has partnered with the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department to help guide healthcare students at Mount Vernon High School.
Thanksgiving celebrations occurred throughout the Mount Vernon City School District during the week leading up to Thanksgiving. Students and staff throughout the district participated in fun, educational activities and ate a wide variety of Thanksgiving foods.
Mount Vernon High School barbering students took their skills to Grimes School and Benjamin Turner Middle School to give haircuts to students and staff.
Mount Vernon High School’s philosophy is building community, cultivating character and inspiring excellence. Security officer Nikki May is doing just that.
Several apprenticeship programs were hosted by Mount Vernon High School to share the benefits of their trades on Friday, November 18, 2022. The career and technical education students participated in National Apprenticeship Week and learned more about their options in the cafeteria where the local unions and other blue-collar workers were set up.
Pre-kindergarten students were dressed to impress at Friendship for Tots, and their parents came out in suits and gowns as well. The Small and Tall Ball in the Fall took place on Thursday, November 17, 2022. The D.J. had his mix playing from the start of the ball to the end, and the dance floor was always packed with little children and their parents.
The Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council met with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Waveline Bennett-Conroy and cabinet members Dr. Beverley Jones and Ms. Marci Tiggs to review academic progress and share their learning and reading experiences this past month. The group of scholars from multiple schools and grade levels also attended an Infinite Campus workshop at the Education Center on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
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I can confidently say that the STEAM school has prepared me for the level of rigor I may encounter in college courses while exposing me to a diverse group of peers and professionals.
Laila Issa, MV STEAM Academy Valedictorian 2022
I feel that there are a lot more teachers and grownups willing to support you here – not just in learning but also in your emotions and making sure you are feeling alright.
Frank Fabian, Benjamin Turner Middle School
My teacher Mrs. Creighton makes school fun. With all the teachers, principals and AP they do fun stuff.
Morgan Bowen, Edward Williams School
I like how there are always a lot of activities to celebrate our excellence.
Yanelfry Fabian, Mount Vernon High School
My school is special because of my friends, and the principal is always here for me and us and we learn awesome things.
Natalia Hillmeddo, Parker School
I would say that STEAM is a very encouraging environment. The counselors are almost always there to help you with issues you may be dealing with inside as well as outside of school. The teachers also try to encourage us when we aren't keeping up to date. But they are still understanding and caring.
Deanna Cummings, MV STEAM Academy
There are many experiences, fun activities and clubs that can bring out the creativity within each of us. There are opportunities for college credit. There are so many diverse talented people here.
Montay Campbell, Mount Vernon High School
I like to do math the best at my school because it is amazing and fun. I like using the cubes and other math things to help me figure out problems.
Owen Bravo, Columbus
Hard work pays off. In the end, no matter how you look at it the more effort you put in the more you get out of it. The teachers really help me put my best foot forward, which allows me to try harder.
Deshawn Wallen ’22, MV STEAM Academy
School is a melting pot of cultures, so you learn and have different perspectives.
Britaney Sinclair, Mount Vernon High School
Everyone knows everyone, It’s like a family here at Traphagen.
Alistair Bell, Traphagen School
What I like best about this school is we have fun bake sales and have very fun events like Spirit Week.
Maria Garcia, Mandela/Zollicoffer School
Something that makes my school special is the school’s principal. She works very hard to put together the best school possible. She is a true Holmes School Hero. And, our whole school appreciates her very much.
Jemerlyn Ste. Marthe, Holmes School
School allows me to get involved in activities that I wouldn't normally do.
Mahnyia Marks, Benjamin Turner Middle School
My school is special because the teachers slow down and help you if you need help.
Dylan Taylor, Graham School
I do band lesson and I'm getting better at it.
Skylar Savariau, Parker School
We are strongly encouraged by teachers and the staff to work hard and try our best with all the work we do.
Emily Galindo, MV STEAM Academy
Columbus is special because we have the Columbus CARES Bear as our mascot. I love when he shows up to assemblies and we can sing our Columbus CARES song and he dances to it.
Clayon Smith, Columbus
As an IB scholar, we have a great community of future leaders and a lot of amazing support from our peers and teachers.
Lesley Iyamu, Mount Vernon High School
I like that my school has a drumline. I have a chance to practice doing something that I LOVE!!
Tristan Paul, Edward Williams School
I like the preps because I get to learn different things about art, music, PE, and media. In every activity, I learn more and more about music and art. I learn about abstract art, how to play the ukulele, how to play basketball, and poems.
Eliana Dewar, Traphagen School
What makes my school special is that some of the staff have great qualities to have the students look up to them.
Naomi Hooks, Mandela/Zollicoffer School
My school is special because we get to take high school classes early to get credit.
Skyler Mack, Holmes School
My school provides us programs to help us, like African dance, the Boys Club, and My Sister’s place.
Lily Cudjoe, Graham School