Mount Vernon High School barbering students travel to Grimes and Benjamin Turner Middle School
Mount Vernon High School barbering students took their skills to Grimes School and Benjamin Turner Middle School to give haircuts to students and staff.
“This was a great experience for our students,” said Raisa Turner, the assistant principal of Benjamin Turner Middle School.
Students Eric Peterson-Tull, Dylan Colon, Seth Auguste and Mehki Torres, accompanied by their teacher Ricardo Boreland, traveled to Benjamin Turner Middle School on Monday, November 21, 2022, and Grimes School on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.
“Students were able to show off their barbering skills as well as their professional skills by making sure their young clientele felt comfortable and looked good,” Director of CTE, Noel Campbell said. “It was a great opportunity for our high schoolers to give back to their community, gain the necessary hands-on experience and earn CDOS [Career Development and Occupational Studies] hours towards their graduation in the process.”
“This was a great experience for the Grimes' students,” said Grimes School Principal Severin Cornelius. “Hopefully, we can do this again.”
Mount Vernon High School freshmen entered an auditorium full of seniors ready to teach them the proper ways to conduct themselves around school. First, the senior class was greeted by Tiffany Izzo, assistant principal, to start the assembly on Monday, September 18, 2023.
Three out of four candidates for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme recently passed their tests and completed the requirements for their IB diplomas. Daren Lu, Lesley Iyamu and Prescilazoe Nyarko, Mount Vernon High School Class of ‘23 graduates, were awarded with the diplomas in early July.
In an early morning celebration on Friday, June 23, 2023, Mount Vernon High School students celebrated the 145th commencement. Families and friends filled the auditorium to support the 226 graduates that make up the Class of 2023.
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The Career and Technical Education department at Mount Vernon High School hosted a Nursing Assistant Completion Ceremony on Friday, June 16, 2023, to recognize four students who have completed the program.
Mount Vernon High School held its Senior Awards Convocation on Monday, June 12, 2023. Many students were recognized for their achievements, and several were awarded with scholarships.
Mount Vernon High School, along with all other schools in the Mount Vernon City School District, was certified as a No Place for Hate (NPFH) school in May. Throughout the year, they have participated in several NPFH activities. Their most recent activity, identity poetry, resulted in a 47-page poetry book featuring poems from students throughout the school.
On Tuesday, May 30, 2023, a group of Mount Vernon High School students visited Jacob Burns Film Center to visit the Classroom to Screening Center and watch "Landfill Harmonic." They were accompanied by Department Administrator of Humanities Eric Brand; Lisa Dellaporte, English teacher; Alexandra Sherlock, English teacher; and Janelle Manson, English as a New Language (ENL) teacher.
Mount Vernon High School held a full week of events from Monday, May 22, 2023 to Friday, May 26, 2023, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health activities were available throughout the week for all students and staff within the building. Mental Health Awareness Week was held a week after International Baccalaureate Programme testing and prior to New York State Regents tests, so students were in a position to relax.