Class of 2016 ready to face the future
June 25, 2016
Principal Christopher Wojeski
told the 64 Class of 2016 graduates from Mayfield
Junior-Senior High School that they have pushed the
limit to success.
"There's not been one time when I haven't been proud to be your principal," he said during the 76th Mayfield commencement on the athletic field. She thanked parents and family members "for allowing us to help form them into young adults."
Turning to the graduates, he said "whatever you do, don't play it safe" as you embark into the world of college, work or the military. He said they are ready and able to change the world - that it is all in their hands. Read more here
Check out the YouTube video of the march from the junior-senior high school to the athletic field.
Italian students travel to Augie's restaurant to solidify food studiesDominic Di Grazia’s Italian classes from Schuylerville, Corinth and Mayfield recently gathered at Augie’s Family Style Italian Restaurant in Ballston Spa to celebrate the end of the school year and to practice their unit on food that they had recently studied.
Elementary school work - playground, athletic fields, parking - first to get upgrades
June 3, 2016
Superintendent Jon Peterson announced today that the first phase of the Building the Future, Restoring the Past" capital project - which includes work at the elementary school - has received approval from the state Education Department.
The district's architects for all three phases of project is BCK-IBI. MCS employees whose instructional or office spaces were impacted have been directly involved in the designs.
Phase 1 was submitted last month to the New York State Education Department and the school district received approval on June 2, said Peterson. Read more here
High School Spanish students celebrate Cinco de Mayo
May 5, 2016
Students in Spanish I, III and V celebrated Cinco de Mayo with Senora Veronica Swart while learning about Spanish culture and traditions. Students made guacamole with avocados, onions and limes. students and also enjoyed salsa and watched a film about Cinco deMayo.
Suicide Prevention Task Force sponsors Wellness Day
May 4, 2016MCSD's Suicide Prevention Task Force recently sponsored a Wellness Day for all students in grades 7 through 12.
May 2, 2016
Two candidates file petitions to seek seat being vacated by Board of Education Vice President Robert Suits
April 18, 2016
Voters will elect one Board of Education member to a five-year term during community voting on May 17.
Board of Education Vice President Robert Suits is not seeking re-election. His term expires on June 30.
Two candidates filed the necessary petitions by today's deadline to seek the seat. They are:
• Frederick Castiglione He may be contacted at 518-332-2980
• Jennifer Andrews-Leise She may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
2016-17 budget development gets a shot in the arm from end of GEA penalty from the state; Board of Education expected to adopt plan on April 19
April 7, 2016
The 2016-17 budget being developed by the administration and Board of Education got a surprise last week: since the state budget restored $184,798 in withheld state aid, the budget proposal now has a slight surplus of $62,000.
"The budget is as promising as it has been in a long time," said Superintendent Jon Peterson. "We have been able to not only preserve existing programs but expand and enhance others."
The $17,441,753 million proposal as it now stands would increase spending by $456,605 or 2.69 percent while decreasing the tax levy by 0.66 percent. That is the state's "tax levy limit cap," under an eight-step formula. The low rate of inflation has let to low tax levy limits in most area school districts. Read more here
Board of Education approves Smart Schools Investment Plan
April 4, 2016
The Board of Education tonight began a process that will ultimately provide computers, laptops or tablets to most students and promises to transform the way education is delivered at Mayfield over the next three years.
Board members unanimously approved the Investment Plan for allocating the remaining funds - $257,630 - from the state's $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act allocation. The Smart Schools Committee approved the Investment Plan on March 29. Read the committee's minutes here (PDF).
The board will hold a public hearing on the Investment Plan at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10 in the upper library at the High School. The hearing will be held at the same time as the 2016-17 budget hearing. Read more here
Mon, July 4
Independence Day, Schools Closed
Tues-Fri, July 5 - 29
Summer Rec; 9 am - 12 Noon, HS Cafe
Tues-Fri, July 5 - Aug 5
Summer School Schedule:
Math 7/8; 8 - 9:45 am, Room 300
Science 7; 10 - 11:30 am, Room 326
Eng 7/8; 11:30 am - 1 pm, Room 132
Tues, Sept 1
Supt Conf Day; 8 am, All staff
Mon, Sept 5
Labor Days, Schools Closed
Tues, Sept 6
Supt Conf Day; 8 am, All staff
Wed, Sept 7
First Day of Classes for all students
Fri, Oct 7
Supt Conf Day; 8 am, All staff, No Students
Mon, Oct 10
Columbus Day, Schools Closed