October 12, 2016
Mayfield students, their families and school staff recently donated more than $600 to the Alzheimer’s Association. Fundraising for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and participation in the event, held at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, was sponsored by the Kids Care Club at the elementary school and by SPARRK (Service, Perseverance, Attitude, Respect, Responsibility, Kindness), the school district’s character education initiative.Click on the photo above to enlarge it.
Lead tests show high levels in 9 out of 93 water locations; all valves shut off
October 12, 2016
On September 22, 2016 water samples were taken from all drinking fountains, room sink faucets and kitchen faucets at the Mayfield Elementary School. The samples were tested for lead by JH Consulting Group and the results were received by the district on October 11, 2016.
Of the 93 total samples collected and tested, nine samples tested above the lead levels of 15 parts per billion allowed by New York State. None of the nine were used by students as a source for drinking water as seven were from sink faucets and two were from fountains that are in rooms not accessed by students. All nine water valves were subsequently turned off. Two faucets on one sink in the kitchen tested at 16 parts per billion. The district has ordered a filter to be installed on those faucets prior to placing the sink back in operation.
If you have any questions regarding lead testing in
Mayfield Central School, please don’t hesitate to
contact Superintendent Jon Peterson at 661-8222.
the report here
ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF MAYFIELD CENTRAL SCHOOL
ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF MAYFIELD CENTRAL SCHOOL STUDENTS
September 30, 2016
If you have NOT refiled for Free/Reduced meals and your child/children currently receive these benefits, please be advised that their eligibility expires on Oct. 21, 2016 (at the start of the day).
Please fill out one (1) application per household to see if your family qualifies for this program. Applications are available here. Please be sure it states that it is for the 2016-2017 school year to avoid delays in the application process.
Any questions of concerns, feel free to call my office
at 661-8222 or email Lindsay VanAuken, Cook Manager, at
93 water samples
collected for lead testing, as required by new state law
Here are a few photos from the events. Click on the image to enlarge it:
September 9, 2016
Feeling rested and ready to get going on a new school year, Mayfield's more than 900 students got right back into the swing of things in class, on the new playground, in the cafeteria and throughout both school buildings.
Check out this link - Read more here - for a few shots from activities today atMayfield Elementary School and Mayfield Junior-Senior High School.
August 31, 2016
As was predicted when voters went to the polls in May, school tax rates and bills are dropping for a majority of taxpayers in the Mayfield Central School District.
The state's tax levy cap for Mayfield was -0.66 - a decline from the previous school year. Thanks to an influx in new state aid, and the end of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) penalty, the Board of Education was able to adopt a budget that met that cap without cutting programs. The Board of Education finalized the tax rates this month.
In the town of Mayfield, where nearly 85 percent of the school district in located, the school tax rate will decline from last year's $23.21 per $1,000 assessed value to $23.024 per $1,000 value. That 19 cent per $1,000 assessed value translates to a September 2016 school tax bill that will be $19 smaller than in September 2015 for a home assessed at $100,000. Read more here
August 15, 2016
Scheduling delays and conflicts have resulted in the district postponing the installation of the elementary playground surface until August 26 and 27. Additionally, high school students with supervision (for example, Jon Caraco with his varsity soccer team) may volunteer. Remember to bring shovels, wheelbarrows and/or rakes.
July 29, 2016
The state Education Department today released the results of the 2016 Grades 3-8 English language arts (ELA) and math tests that students took in April.
From a proficiency standpoint, Mayfield's proficiency rates - 33 percent on grades 3-8 ELA and 44 percent on grades 3-8 mathematics received scores in levels 3 or 4 on the exams - placed the district third in mathematics and fifth in ELA among the 15 school districts in the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES. Statewide, the figures were 38 percent on ELA and 39 percent on mathematics.
At Mayfield, the proficient figures for both the ELA and mathematics exams remained close to the 2015 results. The number of students scoring in the proficient levels - 3 and 4 - climbed to 33 percent, compared with 30 percent in 2015. In mathematics, 44 percent of Mayfield students scored in levels 3 and 4, compared with 42 percent in 2015. Read more here
August 8, 2016
With temperatures and humidity levels rising throughout the morning, one thing was clear for the 16-17 volunteers who showed up for the first day of elementary playground construction today: they were hot.
In fact, every man had a sweat-soaked tee-shirt by 9 a.m.
Superintendent Jon Peterson, joining in with the group that included other parents, community members, district administrators and Board of Education members, said work was progressing as they had hoped. "We are doing pretty well here - it's all starting to come together but there's still plenty to be done," he said, stopping to talk while holding a handful of bolts. Read more here
July 27, 2016
Now that the old playground
has been removed (see picture at right), the
moment of truth has arrived - the new playground is
about to rise! To make that happen, the school district
needs everybody's help! We are looking for a Few Good
Men (and Women of course!) to donate two hours or more
of their time to assemble the playground behind the
elementary school on one of these five days. There will
be a supervisor from the playground company on site to
guide the work.
Please consider volunteering your time and talents on one of the following dates/times. You could give as much time as your schedule allows:
August 5 - 8-10 am, 10-12 pm, 1-3 pm, 3-5 pm - Tools provided by contractor
August 6 - 8-10 am, 10-12 pm, 1-3 pm, 3-5 pm - Tools provided by contractor
August 8 - 8-10 am, 10-12 pm, 1-3 pm, 3-5 pm, - Tools provided by contractor
August 12 - 8-10 am, 10-12 pm, 1-3 pm, 3-5 pm - Please bring a wheelbarrow, shovel and/or rake with you.
August 13 - 8-10 am, 10-12 pm, 1-3 pm, 3-5 pm - Please bring a wheelbarrow, shovel and/or rake with you.
If you are willing, able and available, please send Superintendent Jon Peterson an email at by July 29 indicating the date and “shift(s)” that you are able to help. Additionally, if you have any influence over Mother Nature please order cool and dry conditions!
Thanks in advance!
Check out more pictures of the playground and field work at the elementary school here.
Update on the elementary playground and field work; access road closed during the day
July 20, 2016
Principal Nicholas Criscone provides this update on the
contruction at the elementary school:
Families and Staff,
We’re making great progress. At this point we are closing the access road to the playground and back field area between 6am and 4pm due to heavy equipment needing frequent use of that driveway.
The good news is that we are opening our track and its inner field starting at 4pm each day!
For your safety, please do not enter the back driveway, track, fields or playground area between 6am and 4pm.
You’ll be getting an email in the near future regarding the playground build and the need for volunteers. I’d love to see a show of force to help with the installation! Keep an eye out for a sign up sheet.
Playground closed for the summer beginning July 18; help needed to build new one
July 13, 2016
Due to the anticipated new playground and work on athletic fields located behind the elementary school, the elementary playground area and fields will be closed as of Monday, July 18. The new school community playground build will take place onAugust 5, 6, 8, 12 and 13. We’ll need as many volunteers as possible to help with this exciting project. More details to follow.
Wed, Nov 2
Jr/Sr HS Fall Band and Choir Concert; 6:30 pm, Auditorium
Thur, Nov 3
Jr/Sr HS Yearbook Photos (underclassmen re-takes); 6 am - 1 pm, Auditorium
Mon, Nov 7
Jr/Sr HS Yearbook Photos (Senior class re-takes); 6 am - 2 pm, Auditorium
Thur, Nov 10
National Honor Society Induction Ceremony; 6:30 pm, Auditorium
Fri, Nov 11
Veteran's Day; Schools Closed
Tues, Nov 15
Board of Education meeting; 7 pm, Upper Library (Executive Session 6:30 pm in District Office)
Wed, Nov 16
Turkey Trot; 2 pm, Elementary School
Sat, Nov 19
Annual Frostbite 5K; 8:30 am, Lower HS parking lot
Wed-Fri, Nov 23-25
Thanksgiving Recess for students and faculty; No Classes
Thur-Fri, Nov 24-25
Thanksgiving; Schools Closed