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Reba Williams, 106-Year-Old Ohio Woman, To Get High School Diploma

Huffington Post: ... Ohio -- A 106-year-old Ohio woman is finally going to get her high school diploma. Reba Williams said she completed high school in Mount Vernon in central Ohio but was denied her diploma because she refused to read a final book assigned by a teacher.
The Shot: New Rochelle vs. Mt. Vernon, March 3, 2013

- 4 months ago @ Why didn't the Mount Vernon player who came down with the ball simply duck and cover for the final second, with the game secure in his hands? How did the officials sort out what would quickly become the most scrutinized high school call of all time?

Mount Vernon basketball teams have high expectations for season

- 4 months ago @ The athletic nickname at Mount Vernon High School, as it turns out, is very appropriate this winter. Just over nine months after disappointing ends to the basketball season for both the Mountaineers and Lady Mountaineers, they look to regain the ...

One-car crash kills Mount Vernon man

- 4 months ago @ GRANVILLE — A Mount Vernon man has died after crashing his car into a tree Tuesday morning near Granville High School, according to a police report. Michael Kirk, 59, of Mount Vernon, was pronounced dead at Licking Memorial Hospital Tuesday ...

Westchester High School Bearing Mandela Name Mourns His Loss

- 4 months ago @ MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – Hearts hung heavy in Mount Vernon on Friday, as the lone high school named after South African civil rights icon Nelson Mandela mourned his death. Mandela, who was the face of South Africa's struggle against racial oppression, ...


Mount Vernon High School in Fairfax County receives grant from Grammy

Washington Post: Kalugdan's work earned the school a $5,500 grant through the Grammy Signature Schools Enterprise awards for “economically underserved schools,” according to the foundation. Mount Vernon High School serves a diverse population in the Alexandria ...

Mount Vernon High School in Fairfax County receives grant from Grammy Foundation

The grant will helps teens in a Mount Vernon High School music therapy class start their own record label.

Mount Vernon school board entertained by music ensembles

MOUNT VERNON -- In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, ensembles from the high school band, choir and orchestra performed for the Mount Vernon Board of Education on Monday.

Coach dismayed by racist tweets, won't return to school

Mahopac High School boys coach Kevin Downes - who had coached the varsity team for seven years and is black - said Friday he would not return next season.

School changes program

VERNON — Mt. Vernon Township High School's recent decision to place its TLC Preschool program on an alternating year schedule drew sharp criticism Monday from some members of the MVTHS faculty. The program will now only be offered every other ...

Mount Vernon School Board approves adding 20 minutes to class to make up

Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon School Board members voted Monday night to extend the school day by 20 minutes each day, with slight variations for elementary, middle and high school pupils. This will prevent the school year from extending ...

Mount Vernon School Board approves adding 20 minutes to class to make up snow days

The MSD of Mount Vernon School Board met in a regular meeting Monday night and voted to extended school days 20 minutes so students and faculty don't have to come back after Memorial Day.

Putnam County Community Remains Stunned Over Resignation Of Basketball Coach

When the recent Section 1 tournament semifinal loss to Mount Vernon deteriorated into a series of racial insults at the game and on the Internet, Kevin Downes said it hurt him personally.


Black coach resigns after disappointment in kids' tweets

USA TODAY: 27, but instead were directed at the winning Mount Vernon High School players. "I did a lot of soul-searching the last two weeks and just felt like the best thing for me to do was to move on," Downes said Friday. "I was kind of heartbroken over all the ...

Fury Erupts Over Racially-Charged Tweets After Westchester High School

CBS Local: As CBS 2's Don Champion reported, Mahopac High School fell to Mount Vernon High School in the semifinals, and after the game, some students took to social media after the game, and many people said what they posted online was racist. Leaders from ...

Mount Vernon To Hold Legislative Forum On School Funding

The Daily Voice: The legislative forum will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21 in the Mount Vernon High School auditorium. Members of the Board of Education, city council and other local organizations are expected to attend and voice their concerns.

Robots to take over Mount Vernon High School

MOUNT VERNON — More than 700 talented high school students on teams from 28 Washington and Oregon schools will put their knowledge, skills and robots head to head at the Washington FIRST Robotics comp

Mount Vernon High School Presents "Little Mermaid"

7:30pm March 14th: 7:30pm March 15th: 1:00pm, 4:00pm and 7:30pm Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students/senior citizens.


One-car crash kills Mount Vernon man

The Newark Advocate: GRANVILLE — A Mount Vernon man has died after crashing his car into a tree Tuesday morning near Granville High School, according to a police report. Michael Kirk, 59, of Mount Vernon, was pronounced dead at Licking Memorial Hospital Tuesday ...

Man charged with indecent exposure in girls' locker room

EVERETT -- A Mount Vernon man who was arrested after allegedly being found naked in a high school girls locker room may also be the same nude man two middle-schoolers reported seeing months earlier in a different girls locker room.


Mt. Vernon High School over budget for new school

KFVS: MT. VERNON, IL (KFVS) -. A status report was given at Monday night's special board meeting to discuss the new high school in Mt. Vernon. The school's future football field and auditorium have been drawn up but won't get built unless the school comes in ...

Man found naked in girls’ locker room may be responsible for 2nd incident

Police are investigating a Mount Vernon man who was arrested for being naked in a high school girls' locker room. Officers said he may be connected to another incident. Police said a janitor found 50-year-old Brett Linert naked in a shower at Getchell High School in October. He told officers he didn't know it was the girls’ locker room and he was naked because he had soiled his pants. Detectives ...


Report: Mahopac Basketball Coach Resigns Amid Accusations Of Students

CBS Local: NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A high school basketball coach has resigned in the wake of a racially charged social media controversy that broke out after Mahopac High School was defeated by Mount Vernon in the Section 1 Class AA semifinals back in ...

New York HS Basketball Coach Resigns After Students Racially Abuse Opponents

Bleacher Report: The report also says that Downes and Mahopac school officials looked into allegations from the Mount Vernon team that players "had used slurs during or after the game." Thomson and Nancy Haggerty broke the news on March 6 that three Mahopac students ...

Black high school basketball coach resigns after players tweet racial slurs

A New York high school boys basketball coach, arguably the top bench boss in Mahopac High School history, has resigned following a series of racist tweets authored by his players.

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