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  • MVHS Orientation 2021: Get your schedules, laptops and IDs!

    Students are required to attend orientation on September 9th in order to get their laptops, schedules and ID's. Student ID's and laptops will be distributed in the cafeteria from 9 AM-1PM. Students may do so before or after their scheduled orientation. Student Orientation Sessions: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. - 9 th Grade 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - 10th Grade 11:00a.m.-12:00 p.m. - 11th/12th Grades (Auditorium)

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  • Students Work toward CNA Certification

    Under the direction of their Nursing teacher Mrs. Bonnie Ball, students in the Certfied Nursing Program have been working towards their State Board Cerifications. Students Courtney Wright, Nichol Nunez, Merenda Wright and Makaela Philip are completing their clinical hours at the Sarah Newman/New Jewish Home in Mamaroneck. Mrs. Jamie Larmon our Work Based Learning Teacher helped acquire this placement for our students. Mrs. Nina Capitelli, our Tranistion Coorditon, also helps to work with our students to help prepare them for the workforce. Thank you to Staff picture here at Sarah Newman for their support of our MVHS Nursing Students!

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  • Upcoming Parent Workshops via Zoom

    Upcoming parent workshops via Zoom. June 15th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm- "The Benefits of Self-care" June 16th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm- "Navigating Your Mental Wellness Both in and out of Covid Times" Both workshops would be conducted via Zoom: Meeting Id: 960 6279 5096 Password: strong1

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  • Device Collection and Summer Reading Book Give Out

    Hello Parents & Guardians, Thank you for participating in our technology device program. As the school year is ending, I would like to share the procedure for returning your child’s district device. Beginning on Thursday, June 17th, all students who are not attending a school sponsored summer program should bring their powered on fully charged devices (laptop or iPad) to school along with their charging cables to be returned for repairs and updates over the summer. Devices can be returned between 9AM and 12PM at Mount Vernon High School on June 17th, June 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Students will also receive their summer reading books during these times.

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  • Mount Vernon High School Counseling Department presents MVCSD COLLEGE SIGNING DAY

    Mount Vernon High School Counseling Department presents MVCSD COLLEGE SIGNING DAY Friday May 7, 2021 On Friday, May 7th, we are asking all members of our MVHS Family to wear a T-shirt or sweatshirt of your alma mater or favorite college or university. Please be prepared to take a few minutes to share with your classes information about the institution you attended and your college experience. Let’s celebrate the Class of 2021 graduates as they share their post-secondary plans and the institutions that they will be attending! MORE INFORMATION AND ACTIVITES TO BE ANNOUNCED.

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  • Mount Vernon High School Celebrates the Class of 2021

    Congratulate our Seniors as they get ready to graduate. Some of our seniors are sharing their post-graduation plans in creative ways. Check it out here and let them know how proud you are! (All posts are moderated and there will be a delay in appearance.)

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  • Students on CBS News: MVHS students were featured giving their analysis on the Derek Chauvin Trial

    Students from MVHS were featured on CBS news. Click here for the link to the video and read more about their amazing experience!

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District News

  • Policy addresses need for equal access to education regardless of student background

    The Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education adopted on Wednesday, September 1, a comprehensive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion policy. According to the policy, the school board “is committed to creating and maintaining a positive and inclusive learning environment where all students, including and especially those currently and historically marginalized, feel safe, included, welcomed, and accepted, and experience a sense of belonging and the potential for academic success.

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  • Meeting Notice

    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Education will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place virtually, with ALL trustees participating via Zoom to Meeting. Under recently enacted legislation we will be hosting the meeting without permitting in-person public access to these meetings. Members of the public may view the meeting LIVE on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MountVernonCitySchoolDistrict and the district website www.mtvernoncsd.org at the prescribed start time. The meeting will also be recorded and available for playback on the district's Board Docs website. The Board of Education welcomes public comments at all public meetings. Due to this meeting's format, questions/comments must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021. Questions/comments for the Board of Education meeting may be forwarded to rmccormack@mtvernoncsd.org. Questions and comments may also be provided by calling (914) 665-5235 (Please leave a message with your comments and questions). Your questions/comments MUST include your full name and contact information. Questions/Comments will be read into the record by the district clerk during the public comment portion of the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the District Clerk (914) 665-5235. You will be able to find the complete agenda for this meeting on Board Docs before the meeting. http://www.boarddocs.com/ny/mvcsd/Board.nsf/Public Meeting Agenda

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  • Olympic Medalist Rai Benjamin Comes Home for Celebration

    Hometown hero Rai Benjamin, with gold and silver Olympic medals around his neck, returned to Mount Vernon Friday, September 10, 2021 where he was cheered by school children throughout the city, gratefully accepted a handful of proclamations, and received the Key to the City. Beginning shortly after noon, he was carried on a parade platform through the city in a motorcade, a fire engine and a police escort. With family members, supporters and city and school district leaders, the motorcade included members of the entourage in classic cars – a blue Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible, a red Chevrolet Bel Air, a pale yellow Thunderbird among them.

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  • All Students Return to Schools for First Day

    Across the Mount Vernon City School District, students reported for the first day of the 2021-22 school year today, with adjusted COVID regulations – requiring 3 feet of distance rather than 6, for instance – making it possible to hold in-person school for the entire enrollment of 7,500. Students were excited to fully engage in lessons as well as eat lunch with schoolmates and friends.

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  • Mount Vernon City School District Hosts Superintendent’s Convocation

    The Mount Vernon City School District kicked off the school year at its annual convocation on Wednesday, September 1, with inspirational messages for faculty, staff, administrators, and the community. The theme of this year’s event focused on Rebuilding, Refocusing and Reimagining Education.

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Principal's Message

  • Dear Mount Vernon High School Community,

    Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! 

    We are so encouraged to finish this school year stronger than any other. All of our student cohorts are in a position to make unprecedented progress and gains. To help realize this goal we want all students, families and community members to focus on the following: 

    1. Academic focus:
      1. After school support is available to ALL students Monday-Thursday 3:00PM – 6:00PM
      2. The marking period ends on January 31, 2019.
      3. Midterm exams begin on Wednesday, January 15, 2019. Midterm exams make up 20% of the marking period grade.
      4. NYS Regents and Common Core Assessments begin on Tuesday, January 21, 2019.
    1. Culture and Climate:
      1. All 9th grade students enter the building through Exit 3.
      2. 10th – 12th grade students enter the building through Exit 1.
      3. All students must have their school issued ID to enter.
      4. 1st period begins promptly at 7:50am. Lateness is unacceptable.
      5. Students are to report directly to each class prepared and on time.
      6. No student should enter any hallway area without a teacher approved pass.
    1. Family & Community Engagement:
      1. Mark your calendars for our PTSA meeting taking place on Wednesday, January 29, 2019.
      2. Looking forward, also note that Monday, February 10, 2019 is Parent Involvement Day.
      3. Our parent liaison, Ms. Nair, is available daily in room 10 or can be reached via email at: CNair@mtvernoncsd.org

     Sincerely,

     Ronald Gonzalez

    Principal

     
     Ronald Gonzalez, Principal
    Rgonzalez1@mtvernoncsd.org
    Tel: 914-665-5300 - Fax: 914-665-5281 
      

    MVHS Vision

    Our vision is to inspire students to be inquisitive,  knowledge seeking, compassionate and principled. We will empower students to become self-driven agents of change in local and global communities. 

    Creed

    I am a MVHS Knight. I am inquisitive, knowledge seeking, compassionate and principled. I am a self-driven agent of change. I am limitless!

    Mission Statement

     Our mission is to produce a balanced citizenry by increasing the knowledge, skills and opportunities across the Mount Vernon High School community.  We will use a holistic approach, offering stimulating programs and supporting community engagement.

    • Mount Vernon High School students will: 
      Demonstrate open-mindedness and critical thinking.
    • Communicate effectively.
    • Understand themselves, their heritage and their place in history and the world.
    • Articulate the importance of self-awareness, creativity and reflection.
    • Appreciate others and act responsibly in a global society.
    • Exude ethical values towards people and education.
    • Exemplify the skills necessary for successful transition to post-secondary pursuits.

    Mount Vernon High School is committed to providing educational opportunities and programs to all peoples without prejudice. 

     
     

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