One Mount Vernon Digital Newsletter
November 9, 2023
MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
Greetings MVCSD Community,
I want to thank the Mount Vernon NAACP for the wonderful honor they awarded me last week. The NAACP Membership Gala is a special event, and to receive a Leadership Award was a great privilege. I will continue the work that I have done to earn this, and I will always advocate for our students as I work to improve and optimize the Mount Vernon City School District.
Attending the Fall into Autumn Festival and seeing all the families enjoying time with their children was great to see. This was a beautiful occasion. These types of community events serve to bring everyone together and create unity in our community. It is important to spend quality time with one another to create memories and relationships that will last a lifetime.
At Mount Vernon High School, our Aviation students conducted an ambitious hot air balloon launch in class last week. Our scholars work so hard, and their efforts culminated with a successful launch and an invaluable learning experience. It is also great to see students enjoying their classes and teachers who work so hard to keep their students engaged and active with hands-on activities.
Dr. K. Veronica Smith
Acting Superintendent of Schools
ACTING SUPERINTENDENT DR. K. VERONICA SMITH HONORED AT NAACP MEMBERSHIP GALA
Dr. K. Veronica Smith, Acting Superintendent for the Mount Vernon City School District, was honored by the Mount Vernon branch of the NAACP with a Leadership Award for her extensive work in the community as an administrator and now acting superintendent for the Mount Vernon City School District. Dr. Smith received this recognition at the Mount Vernon NAACP 2023 Membership Gala on Thursday, November 2, 2023.
FAMILIES CELEBRATED THE SEASON AT FALL INTO AUTUMN FESTIVAL
Families gathered with their children at Graham School for the annual Mount Vernon City School District Fall into Autumn Festival on Saturday, November 4, 2023. The districtwide festival featured countless activities and entertainment, including face painting, yard games, a musical performance from Denzel Washington School of the Arts and more.
AVIATION STUDENTS AT MOUNT VERNON HIGH SCHOOL LAUNCH HOT AIR BALLOONS
Miniature hot air balloons, crafted by students in classes earlier in the week, rushed to the ceiling of the little gym at Mount Vernon High School, as Aviation students tested their homemade hot air balloons on Thursday, November 2, 2023.