The Billboard - What You Need to Know
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.
The Pre-K 3 lottery will be called virtually on Thursday, June 8, 2023, and will be featured on our Facebook Live Page at 1pm: https://www.facebook.com/MountVernonCitySchoolDistrict
The replay will be available on the District Website, www.mtvernoncsd.org
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Regular Meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Graham School, 421 East Fifth Street, Mount Vernon, NY 10553.
The charter meeting for the proposed Mount Vernon City School District Special Education Parent Teacher Association will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2023. The meeting will be from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Education Center, 165 North Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY, 10553.
Scan the QR code to RSVP or contact Michelle Raio for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mount Vernon Athletics is hosting its Sports Awards Celebration on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at Mount Vernon High School at 6 pm.
The Mount Vernon City School District is holding a gift card drive to support families affected by the fire on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. Help make a difference in our community by assisting these families who lost everything. Please assist by donating a gift card of any amount.
Safety Protocols Update
Dear Mount Vernon Community:
April 11, 2023 is a day that we will not ignore. What our students and staff at Hamilton School experienced that day was very unfortunate and scary. We are implementing changes to ensure this does not happen again. Safety plans at each school are being reviewed and implemented.
Register online for the 2023-2024 school year!
New student admission online registration for pre-K 4 and kindergarten students is open from March 1, 2023, to May 31, 2023
Slots are still available for FREE universal pre-K in the Parker and Traphagen School Zones. Find more registration information here:
Welcome to MVCSD Registration - Mount Vernon City School District (mtvernoncsd.org)
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.
For assistance please email: InfiniteCampushelp@mtvernoncsd.org
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The Parent Resource Center is a place for parents, students and families to receive support. Click the link below for more information!
Hamilton School held an art show on Friday, June 2, 2023. Students from all grades designed art for the show, and their pieces were displayed for all to see. Parents visited to see the scholars’ work and achievements.
The Mount Vernon City School District held its annual Health Fair on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Mount Vernon Honor Academy. Families in Mount Vernon came out for a day of outside activities and fun for the children.
All 16 Mount Vernon City School District schools were presented with No Place for Hate (NPFH) Banners at the NPFH Banner Ceremony on Thursday, May 25, 2023. The district became the largest school district in Westchester County to have all of its schools designated as No Place for Hate. They are among the 239 NPFH schools in downstate New York.
Kevon Palmer and Levonn Latham, 11th-grade students at Mount Vernon STEAM Academy, were inducted as 2023-24 My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) fellows on Friday, May 19, 2023. The induction ceremony was held at the annual My Brother’s Keeper Symposium. They traveled to Albany, New York, where the symposium was held, with their mentors Brother Arthur Muhammad, youth development specialist, and Noel Campbell, director of career and technical education.
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Fernanda Carvalho, District Psychologist, is offering yoga to students and staff. There were staff yoga sessions at Edward Williams School, Hamilton School, Mount Vernon Honor Academy, and the Education Center throughout the month.
Josephine Kirkland-Hudson has been a school social worker for close to 25 years. She began her educational career in the Yonkers Public School system in 2000 and became the school social worker at Rebecca Turner Elementary School in 2005. Throughout her career, she has always searched for engaging and enriching programs for her students to participate in, including No Place for Hate.
The Mount Vernon City School District needed an extra day to determine the winners of the Board of Trustee race to fill four of the five seats being contested. Following the closing of the polls at 9 pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, electronic results were reported and absentee ballots were counted, but 23 affidavit ballots still needed to be verified by the Westchester County Board of Elections and ballots that met residency requirements were counted.
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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