Pre-K 'homework stars' attend viewing of 'The Little Mermaid'
On Saturday, June 3, 2023, all pre-K students who completed 90% or more of their homework this academic year were invited to attend a private viewing of “The Little Mermaid.”
Each student received two additional tickets for family, siblings or a friend. Each pre-K student received a pack of snacks. All of the families and students were so excited to be celebrated for completing their homework and doing their great work.
Families throughout the Mount Vernon School District came out to support their children and get informed about their education at back-to-school-night. Nelson Mandela/Dr. Hosea Zollicoffer School, Mount Vernon STEAM Academy, Rebecca Turner Academy, Edward Williams School, Denzel Washington School of the Arts and Mount Vernon High School held their back-to-school nights on Thursday, September 29, 2023.
Parents were treated to a catered meal as they visited Mount Vernon Honor Academy to hear about the advanced program that their children were admitted to. New Academies of Talent, Leadership and Scholars (ATLAS) students were welcomed to the program and teachers explained what it entailed at their welcome night on Thursday, September 28, 2023.
Four deserving students left school with new pairs of sneakers thanks to a donation from Jude Sainjour, cofounder of Buttafly, a clothing shop in Mount Vernon. Mr. Sainjour traveled to Grimes School to personally give the students their new shoes on Friday, September 22, 2023.
Fathers gathered around the entrance of their child's school and children beamed with happiness as their dads got a chance to visit their school. Lincoln School, Mount Vernon Leadership Academy, Hamilton School, Cecil H. Parker School and Graham School held Dads Bring Your Child to School Day on Thursday, September 21, 2023.
About one hundred students came out to City Hall and gathered outside in anticipation for free sneakers and backpacks donated by Christian “King” Combs and Justin Combs, the sons of Sean “Diddy” Combs. The Mount Vernon City School District, in partnership with the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau, hosted the sneaker giveaway on Wednesday, September 20, 2023.
The Mount Vernon City School District Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department has announced that it will be offering emergency medical technician (EMT) training at Mount Vernon High School. The courses will be available for around 20 12th-grade students at MVHS and Rebecca Turner Academy (RTA).