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.
Denzel Washington School of the Arts is putting on an encore performance of "A Soldier Play," by the late Charles Fuller, directed by Dr. Evelyn Collins, the principal. The play will be performed on Friday, December 2, 2022, at 6 p.m. in the Phylicia Rashad Auditorium.
Tickets are $15 here:A Soldiers Play - Encore Performance (bpt.me) or in person an hour before curtain.
There is a varsity girls' basketball scrimmage tomorrow, 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.
There is a mobile pantry at Cecil H. Parker School on Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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!
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.
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.
On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Waveline Bennett-Conroy celebrated each of the 75 students in the Smart Scholars program. Early College High School Program students were also presented with a pin and certificate of excellence at the board of education meeting.
The Knights Boutique has officially opened for its first full year after opening last May. Students and staff have been working hard to make adjustments to make this boutique even more successful.
An empty classroom and a vision are all it took a couple of students and staff to create the Knights Boutique. The Knights Boutique is a 100 percent volunteer run store that allows students at Mount Vernon High School to “shop” for free clothes, school supplies, toiletries and more.
Stephanie Tirado is a prekindergarten teacher at Cecil H. Parker School and has been with the district for five years. She builds her classroom on the importance of relationships and stresses the importance of getting to know her students and their families. She takes an interest in what her students like.
Jayleen Seeburg, Denzel Washington School of the Arts Class of 2022, recently received the Chadwick Boseman Memorial Scholarship at Howard University. The scholarship covers her four years of study.
Old-time music filled the Phylicia Rashad Auditorium as the lights dimmed and actors took their places in front of a packed crowd. Denzel Washington School of the Arts opened “A Soldier’s Play” on Thursday, November 3, 2022. The play stars Nazir Garrett, Fabian Powell, Daniel Beckford, Nigel Diggs, Jonathan Morris, Darnelle McGill, Eric Buchanan, Liam Fitzwilliam, Damien Price, Rojae Denton, James Puma and Michael Ruzza.
This evening, the Board of Education appointed Cerini & Associates, LLP to conduct an independent comprehensive audit of the School District’s grant program. Cerini & Associates is a regional accounting firm based on Long Island. It counts internal and external auditing as well as forensic accounting among its many capabilities.
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