One Mount Vernon Digital Newsletter
December 1, 2023
MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
Greetings MVCSD Community,
Mount Vernon scholars do a great job of taking advantage of the opportunities afforded to them, and I was proud to see Terrence Barnes, a Rebecca Turner Academy student, take advantage of the expansion of Ford’s Automotive Career Exploration program into RTA. The students at RTA are important to us, and they deserve to have a broad range of opportunities. Terrence’s enrollment in the automotive program will allow him to explore a career that he may be interested in while he is still in high school, giving him a head start on his future plans.
Benjamin Turner Academy students were treated to a fun science lesson this week when a demonstrator from Mad Science visited on Wednesday. Making learning fun allows students to take a greater interest in school, and they get excited about school when they know it will be fun. Learning valuable science skills through exciting experiments and demonstrations will give these students a passion to learn more and continue exploring the possibilities of scientific experiments.
At Nelson Mandela/Dr. Hosea Zollicoffer School, Mount Vernon STEAM Academy students taught a lesson to the elementary students by themselves. They worked hard to prepare their lessons, and they delivered exemplary instruction. The younger students were excited to learn from their older peers, so it was a great learning experience for both groups of students. Our students share a community, so it’s good to see them connecting with each other through academics.
Dr. K. Veronica Smith
Acting Superintendent of Schools
REBECCA TURNER ACADEMY STUDENT ENROLLS IN FORD AUTOMOTIVE CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM
Terrence Barnes, junior at Rebecca Turner Academy (RTA), recently enrolled in the automotive program after its expansion from Mount Vernon High School to include RTA. The Ford Automotive Career Exploration program’s expansion was announced on Thursday, November 16, 2023, and Terrence began taking classes shortly after.
MAD SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR VISITS BENJAMIN TURNER ACADEMY TO DEMONSTRATE EXPERIMENTS
Benjamin Turner Academy (BTA) students gathered in the gymnasium for a fun science lesson, hosted by Mad Science, involving physics, chemistry and other scientific concepts. John “The Proton” Theodorou, Mad Science’s New York operations manager, visited the school and ran several experiments for the students on Wednesday, November 29, 2023.
MOUNT VERNON STEAM ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL HEROES TEACH AT NELSON MANDELA/DR. HOSEA ZOLLICOFFER SCHOOL
Nelson Mandela/Dr. Hosea Zollicoffer School students sat down in their classrooms for a unique lesson taught by high school students on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Junior Achievement High School Heroes students from Mount Vernon STEAM Academy visited the school and delivered lessons to elementary school students.