Over 50 community members, students, educators and local representatives lined up on the steps outside Benjamin Turner Academy to protest state education cuts on Friday, March 1, 2024.
Students from Mount Vernon High School, Denzel Washington School of the Arts, STEAM Academy, Rebecca Turner Academy, Mount Vernon Leadership Academy, and Grimes school gathered with anticipation for an assembly about their character from Gerard ‘Hip Hop Gamer’ Williams and other special guests on Thursday, February 29, 2024.
Mount Vernon City School District representatives, including Lorna Kirwan, Board President; Dr. K. Veronica Smith, Acting Superintendent; Sandra Myke, Assistant Superintendent of Business; and Mark Raimondi, Associate Superintendent of Operations and Accountability, went to Albany to lobby legislators for additional resources on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. They had a productive meeting with New York State Commissioner of Education Betty A. Rosa to request assistance in retaining Foundation Aid.
The Mount Vernon City School District celebrated Black History Month with enthusiasm and reflected on its cultural significance. Throughout the month, students learned about important figures in history, the accomplishments throughout Black history and why it is so important today. Read more about what students, staff and administrators said about what Black History Month means to them here. To hear more about what Black History Month means to the Mount Vernon City School District, view the video below.
The Denzel Washington School of Arts will host its Gospel Music Concert on Friday, March 15th at 6:30 p.m. The concert will include performances from our own DWSA Gospel Choir, LaGuardia High School of Music and Arts Gospel Choir, LIVE Nation, and Visions of Worship.
The Westchester / Putnam Central Labor Body will be gathering in solidarity to protest the potential loss of funding to the Mount Vernon City School District on Friday, March 1, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. at Benjamin Turner Academy. No RSVP is required to come and show support.
In an effort to reach the most stakeholders possible, the Mount Vernon City School District is introducing a focused follow-up building configuration survey. Please let us know how you feel about changing the configuration of our buildings. The District has recorded the thoughts of the community, and we hope that you will continue to share your opinions as we approach a decision.