Rebecca Turner Elementary School has been designated as a No Place for Hate School.
On Wednesday, October 4, 2023, the Mount Vernon City School District will launch "International Walk to School Day". We are encouraging families to walk their children to school for a fun, aerobic approach to school transportation.
The Mount Vernon City School District is kicking off National Bullying Prevention Month by holding a blue-up, where everyone wears blue. Please join in the work to stop bullying and cyberbullying by wearing a blue shirt to school on Monday, October 2, 2023.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Regular Meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Education will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at The Board of Education, 165 N. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10553.
The Mount Vernon City School District will hold the second annual Unified Homecoming game on Saturday, October 7, 2023, when the Knights take on Yonkers. The Unified Pep Rally will be on Friday, October 6.
The Mount Vernon City School District is offering subsidized Metro Cards for $145, half of the regular $290, for all grade 7-12 students. The Metro Card is only valid on Bee-Line buses, not MTA. Cards are valid for five months, September through January and February through June.
All students interested in playing a fall sport must sign up through Athletics on the District webpage and attend a sports physical conference at their respective high school. Please note the following days to be cleared for athletic participation.
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Families throughout the Mount Vernon School District came out to support their children and get informed about their education at back-to-school-night. Nelson Mandela/Dr. Hosea Zollicoffer School, Mount Vernon STEAM Academy, Rebecca Turner Academy, Edward Williams School, Denzel Washington School of the Arts and Mount Vernon High School held their back-to-school nights on Thursday, September 29, 2023.
Parents were treated to a catered meal as they visited Mount Vernon Honor Academy to hear about the advanced program that their children were admitted to. New Academies of Talent, Leadership and Scholars (ATLAS) students were welcomed to the program and teachers explained what it entailed at their welcome night on Thursday, September 28, 2023.
Four deserving students left school with new pairs of sneakers thanks to a donation from Jude Sainjour, cofounder of Buttafly, a clothing shop in Mount Vernon. Mr. Sainjour traveled to Grimes School to personally give the students their new shoes on Friday, September 22, 2023.
Fathers gathered around the entrance of their child's school and children beamed with happiness as their dads got a chance to visit their school. Lincoln School, Mount Vernon Leadership Academy, Hamilton School, Cecil H. Parker School and Graham School held Dads Bring Your Child to School Day on Thursday, September 21, 2023.
About one hundred students came out to City Hall and gathered outside in anticipation for free sneakers and backpacks donated by Christian “King” Combs and Justin Combs, the sons of Sean “Diddy” Combs. The Mount Vernon City School District, in partnership with the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau, hosted the sneaker giveaway on Wednesday, September 20, 2023.
The Mount Vernon City School District Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department has announced that it will be offering emergency medical technician (EMT) training at Mount Vernon High School. The courses will be available for around 20 12th-grade students at MVHS and Rebecca Turner Academy (RTA).
Two alumni of Mount Vernon High School spoke to a crowd of 11th graders and motivated them to excel in their studies and accomplish great things. Erica Naughton, assistant principal at MVHS, invited Dr. Gloria Pope and Steven “Butch” Thomas to show scholars the success that Mount Vernon graduates and residents can achieve. Mr. Thomas and Dr. Pope visited MVHS on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.
I'm forever grateful to everyone who stood by my side and the memories made throughout my time at STEAM Academy. Memories are the stories we will share and look back on to reminisce about the good times.
Daniella Costa Dos Santos, MV STEAM Academy Valedictorian 2023
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
It was because this school has so many opportunities for all of us. I was inducted into the International Baccalaureate Programme as a Diploma Candidate and I’ve got to say, I was a little nervous to take those classes. But I’ve got no regrets. Thank you, Mount Vernon High School, for the opportunities you have provided me and the rest of the students.
Daren Lu, Mount Vernon High School valedictorian 2023
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
To all of the faculty and staff at DWSA, I thank you for providing me with the education and discipline needed to survive in the adult world.
Violet Cleary, Denzel Washington School of the Arts valedictorian 2023
To my lifelong friends I have made at STEAM, thank you for making high school memorable. I will never forget the memories we made, and I wouldn’t be who I am today without you guys.
Tran Chau, MV STEAM Academy salutatorian 2023
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
As the Class of 2023, we have witnessed both the best and the worst of times but in those moments of uncertainty, it was the educators who pointed us in the direction of success that helped us discover our purpose and find our voices. Our teachers, beloved by many, played an instrumental role in our growth.
Lesley Iyamu, Mount Vernon High School salutatorian 2023
High school is a small world, especially ours. We’ve made memories and lifelong friends, but now it is time to encounter new people and experience new things. The word is much bigger than you can imagine. Class of 2023, you are capable of much more than you think. Always strive for more. Congratulations Class of 2023!
Abigail Swift, Denzel Washington School of the Arts salutatorian 2023
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
“We are learning to code the robot to play tug-of-war against another robot. My favorite part of this program so far is driving the robot.”
Timari Jenkins, 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
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