Paul Williamsen

Interim Principal

80 North Main Street

Mayfield, NY 12117

518.661.8222

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Congratulations to the grades 5 and 6 honors students

December 14, 2017

The elementary school has begun recognizing outstanding students in grades 5 and 6 who are achieving at high levels. Check out the honor roll, high honor roll and President's List recipients here. The list will also be posted on the right side of this page under "More Information."

Hundreds of elementary students "stuff the sleigh" for children in Fulton County

December 7, 2017

Elves and student at assemblySome students dropped stuffed animals or pogo sticks in the clear plastic bags. Some dropped boxes and bags. One young man dropped a single plastic soldier, obviously a donation from his own toy shelf.

All were laughing or smiling as they made their way out the school's front door in organized lines in frigid 30 degree temperatures and a brisk wind to drop their donations into awaiting large plastic bags.

No matter the gift, nearly every child and adult at Mayfield Elementary School today came with something in hand for somebody they will never meet - a needy child in Fulton County. Called "Stuff the Sleigh," Mayfield students answered the call from the Salvation Army of Fulton County. Read more here

Paul G. Williamsen named interim Mayfield elementary principal

December 6, 2017

Former Mayfield Superintendent of Schools Paul G. Williamsen has been named as the interim Mayfield Elementary principal beginning on Monday, Dec. 11.

He is replacing Nick Criscone, who was principal at Mayfield for 12 years. Criscone has accepted a position at the Scotia-Glenville School District.

Superintendent Jon Peterson said Williamsen would remain in the interim position until June 30. The Board of Education, which appointed Williamsen unanimously to the interim post on Nov. 21, will conduct a search for a new principal in the spring.

"We are very pleased to have someone of Mr. Williamsen's experience and character able to serve in this important position for us," said Peterson. "As a former superintendent at Mayfield, he is certainly familiar with the school district. We are confident that he will be a positive force at the school and will be welcomed by students and staff alike." Read more here

Jr.-Sr. High School and elementary students are ready for the challenges of the 2017-18 school year

Student photoSeptember 7, 2017

Even as construction on the capital project continues at both buildings, day-to-day classes began this week in earnest after a restful, hot and rainy summer.

Students seemed eager as they prepared for the challenges of the 2017-18 school year.

Click below to check out photos from each building:

Elementary School

Jr.-Sr. High School

This article was in today's Daily Gazette newspaper
May 31, 2017
Eleven-year-old in national spelling bee

Collin Shea
Local student among 17 New Yorkers to compete

BY DANIEL FITZSIMMONS Gazette Reporter

An 11-year-old from Fulton County is among 17 New York State youths competing in this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, which takes place today and Thursday.

Collin Shea, a fifth-grader at Mayfield Elementary School, qualified for the national competition via a series of local and regional spelling bees.
 Read more here

Kids Care Club make "thank you" cards for veterans and active service members

October 28, 2016

In honor of Veterans Day, Kids Care Club student-volunteers made “thank you” cards for veterans and active service members. Approximately 90 cards were presented to Airman First Class, Joshua D. Croft for further distribution.
Mr. Croft is currently stationed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and his mother, Beth, is a Mayfield Elementary School staff member.
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Please follow these simple rules to keep the October 31 Costume Parade fun for all!

The parade will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, October 31.

We hope that this event is a fun and safe time for all of our students and their families. In the event of rain, the parade will be cancelled. We will email you this decision by 12:30 the day of the parade, if cancelled.

To maximize the safety for all participants and guests, we ask that families read and respect these guidelines (PDF).

Mayfield parents and staff raise more than $600 during Walk to End Alzheimer's

Walk to End AlzheimersOctober 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 13 out of 83 water locations at the elementary school; 4 out of 10 at bus garage tested above state level; 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 83 total samples collected and tested, 13 samples tested above the lead levels of 15 parts per billion allowed by New York State. Seven were from sink faucets and the six from fountains are either not functioning or are in rooms not accessed by students. All water valves in question were shot 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.

Additionally, 10 samples were collected in the bus garage where four tested above the threshold. The district has either turned off the valves or posted a sign directing all individuals not to consume the water (the water is safe for hand washing).

If you have any questions regarding lead testing in Mayfield Central School, please don’t hesitate to contact Superintendent Jon Peterson at 661-8222.  Read the elementary report here (PDF).

Mayfield students get the new school off to a great start!

Student photoSeptember 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 at Mayfield Elementary School and Mayfield Junior-Senior High School.

 

 

 

The new playground is getting plenty of use...

September 8, 2016

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New Elementary Playground Update…

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.

NYS releases testing information on ELA and math tests taken in April

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

Student photoWork begins on construction of the new elementary playground

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

Old playground removedTime to build the new elementary playground - volunteers are needed!

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 -  8-1
0 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 peterson.jon@mayfieldcsd.org 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.

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 on August 5, 6, 8, 12 and 13. We’ll need as many volunteers as possible to help with this exciting project. More details to follow.

 

More Information

STAR Assessments
MayfieldConnect

PreK Supply List

Kindergarten Supply List

First Grade Supply List

Second Grade Supply List

Third Grade Supply List

Fourth Grade Supply Lists

Fifth Grade Supply List

Sixth Grade Supply List

Assessment Action Plan

Grades 5 and 6 honor roll, high honor roll and Principal's List


Upcoming Events

Thur, Dec 14

Masterminds Competition; 4 - 6 p.m., Upper Library

Tues, Dec 19

Elementary Band and Choral Winter Concert; 6:00 p.m., Auditorium

Board of Education Meeting; Regular Meeting 7 p.m., Upper Library

Thur, Dec 21

Jr/Sr HS Band & Choral Holiday Concert; 6:30 p.m., Auditorium

Mon, Dec 25

Schools closed for Christmas Holiday

Tues-Fri, Dec 26-29

Holiday Recess; No Classes

Mon, Jan 1

Schools closed New Year's Day

Tues, Jan 2

Classes Resume

Mon, Jan 15

Schools closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tues, Jan 16

Board of Education Meeting; Executive Session 6:30 p.m., District Office; Regular Meeting 7 p.m., Upper Library

Mon-Thur, Jan 22-25

Regents Testing; Regular Class Schedule for students

Fri, Jan 26

Regents Rating Day; 1/2 day for Jr/Sr HS students, a.m. only

Mon, Feb 19

Schools closed for President's Day

Tues-Fri, Feb 20-23

Winter Recess; No Classes

Tues, Feb 27

Board of Education Meeting; Executive Session 6:30 p.m., District Office; Regular Meeting 7 p.m., Upper Library

Wed, Mar 14

Superintendent's Conference Day; Faculty Only; No Classes

Tues, Mar 20

Board of Education Meeting; Executive Session 6:30 p.m., District Office; Regular Meeting 7 p.m., Upper Library

Fri, Mar 30

Schools closed for Good Friday

Mon-Fri, Apr 2-6

Spring Recess; No Classes

Tues, Apr 10

Board of Education Meeting; Executive Session 6:30 p.m., District Office; Regular Meeting 7 p.m., Upper Library

Tues, May 8

Board of Education Meeting; Executive Session 6:30 p.m., District Office; Regular Meeting 7 p.m., Upper Library

Tues, May 15

Annual Meeting/Budget Vote/Board Member/Bus Proposition; 12 Noon - 8 p.m.; HS Gym Lobby

Mon, May 28

Schools closed for Memorial Day

Mon, Jun 11

Last day of classes for Jr/Sr HS students

Tues, Jun 19

Board of Education Meeting; Executive Session 6:30 p.m., District Office; Regular Meeting 7 p.m., Upper Library

Tues-Fri, Jun 12-22

Regents Testing; No classes

Fri, June 22

Last Day of School

Grade 6 Graduation; 10 a.m., Auditorium; 1/2 day for Elementary students, a.m. only

Sat, June 23

Class of 2018 Graduation; 11 a.m.; Athletic Fields (weather permitting)