Universal Pre-K takes trip to House of Sports
Universal Prekindergarten students in the Mount Vernon City School District are currently learning about health and nutrition. To support the learning in this unit, pre-K students from across the district took a trip to House of Sports.
Three groups of pre-K students went on this trip: one on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, one on Thursday, January 19, and one on Friday, January 20. On this trip they learned about being healthy and the importance of exercise. House of Sports therapists and sports staff worked on gross motor skills and balance with a number of physical activities.
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.
At the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, February 15, 2024, the Mount Vernon City School District said ‘Bon Voyage!’ to 18 Mount Vernon High School students who are going to Paris. Students departed on their plane to France on Friday, February 16.
Secondary students met with Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Curriculum, Instruction and School Improvement Dr. Beverley Jones for their monthly Superintendent’s Advisory Council meeting on Wednesday, February 14, 2024.