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Pre-K students create peaceful promises in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Pre-K students create peaceful promises in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 's birthday, pre-k students in Stephanie Tirado’s class read the book “My Daddy, Martin Luther King Jr.” by Martin Luther King III. Scholars discussed peace, fairness, and love. They also watched a video explaining these concepts further.   

After the video, the class created their very own “Peaceful Promise Tree.” Each scholar came up with one thing they could do to promote peace in their community. Students then illustrated and wrote their “peace promise” on a leaf for the tree.   

Here are some of the promises the students made:   

  • I promise to show love.  

  • I promise to share with others.   

  • I promise to use gentle hands.   

  • I promise to help others.   

  • I promise to listen to and learn more about my friends.   

  • I promise to include everyone.   

  • I promise to stand up for my friends. 

Students at Lincoln Pausing for no place for hate pen pal meet and greet

Lincoln School held a No Place for Hate activity, Pen Pal Meet and Greet, for all its students on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Scholars from K-8 were paired up with each other, and older students were mostly paired with younger students.

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View the first edition of Conversations with Dr. Kim here.

She is visited by Noel Campbel, Director of CTE, and Dr. Pauline Pearce, Principal at MVHS, to discuss the CTE program. Then, Dr. Marie Gaboton-Swift, Acting Superintendent of Pupil Personnel Services, Dr. Gayle White Wallace, Director of Pre-K, and Dr. Marguerita Circello, Director of ENL and World Languages, to discuss registration.

Student working on art project, drawing popouts to cut out

Students in the Academy of Talent, Leadership, and Scholars program (ATLAS) in grades four through six participated in a 3D cityscapes course after school once a week from January 24, 2023, to March 21. Students created their own cities in the style of Charles Fazzino, an artist who is known for pop art.  

Student in hat holds robot while looking at computer.

Over 175 students attended the first annual STEAM Night at Benjamin Turner Middle School on Thursday, March 9, 2023. The events occurred throughout the entire school and featured hands-on activities such as gaming, mad science, coding, engineering, math and robotics.

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It is with extreme sadness that I announce that a tragedy has occurred in our community. Today, Thursday, March 9, 2023, a Mount Vernon STEAM Academy ninth-grade student who was not in attendance at school today was shot in the vicinity of Levister Towers this morning.