Dr. Christopher Wojeski


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Mayfield, NY 12117



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Graduating seniorJune 23, 2018

Rain forced today's graduation into the gym, but the 68 members of the Class of 2018 and their parents, friends and families didn't seem to mind the change of venue for Mayfield's 78th commencement ceremony.

Principal Christopher Wojeski welcomed everyone to the ceremony and offered a few pieces of advice to the graduates. "Embrace your change to make a difference in the world," he told the graduates. "When you do, work diligently to attain your loftiest goals."

In the process, he encouraged them to "improve our society."

Joan Scannell, who is leaving the Board of Education after five years, told graduates to pursue happiness in life and be ready to work for what they want. "Look beyond yourself and be dedicated to a cause bigger than you are," added Scannell, who handed diplomas to the graduates. Read more here.

Congratulations to these seniors recognized by the HFM BOCES, FMCC

June 4, 2018

Honorees of the third annual Student Recognition Dinner at HFM and FMCCCongratulations to Mayfield seniors Rebecca Battisti, Katelyn Frisch, Katelyn Harrington, Anna King andCamryn Meca for being recognized at the third annual Fulton Montgomery Community College and Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Student Recognition Dinner. The dinner honored nearly 60 outstanding seniors from high schools in the region.

Honorees were selected to attend the awards dinner to recognize their academic and personal achievements during high school.

They were joined at the dinner by Superintendent Jon Peterson and Jr./Sr. High School Principal Christopher Wojeski.

Read more about each student here - http://www.hfmboces.org/the-2018-fmcc-hfm-boces-student-recognition-dinner-honorees/

Mayfield Drama Club students to perform at High School Music Theatre Awards at Proctor's Theater on Saturday, May 19

May 11, 2018

Drama Club hearing to the High School Music Theatre Awards at Proctors TheatreThis year the drama program enrolled in the High School Music Theatre Awards at Proctors Theatre, co-sponsored by The Broadway League. Twenty-three Capital Region schools participated this year. Judges were sent to evaluate the shows and nominate schools in various categories for awards.

Mayfield Drama Club was nominated for Best Musical in Tier B along with Hudson Falls High School and Voorheesville High School. Because of this, Mayfield's Drama Club has the opportunity to perform a number on the mainstage at Proctors during the awards show on Saturday, May 19 at 7 pm and find out if we won. Read more here.

Mayfield Seniors Awarded the 2017-18 NYS AHPERD Capital Zone Physical Education Leadership Award

May 1, 2018

Two seniors chosen for APHERD awardsTwo Mayfield seniors have been awarded the 2017-18 NYS AHPERD (Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) Capital Zone Physical Education Leadership Award.

Sydney Sheldon and Thomas Gates received the AHPERD Leadership Award on Sunday, April 29 at the NYSAPHERD  banquet along with dozens of other students from many of the school districts in the capital area.

Sydney and Thomas were selected by the physical education staff at Mayfield High School because they possessed the qualities of high scholastic achievement, high level of physical performance, outstanding service to the school or community, and display exceptional leadership qualities. Read more here.

Vote often! Mayfield Jr./Sr. High School is in an online contest that begins on Monday, April 23, that could provide thousands of dollars for the school's art program

April 19, 2018

Vans Custom LogoBeginning next Monday, April 23, please help Mayfield Jr./Sr. High School out with this online contest in which the district could win thousands of dollars for the junior/senior high school art program.

Mayfield has been chosen as one of the Top 50 schools (out of 500) for the Vans Custom Culture Contest!

The Grand Prize is $75,000 for our art program. Four runner-up schools receive $10,000 for the art program.

We're competing against much larger schools, so every vote and share counts We need your help to win!

How can you help?

1) Between Monday, April 23 and May 4th, please go to https://customculture.vans.com/ and vote for our art students' designs. Please vote every day!

2) Share the link https://customculture.vans.com/ via text, email, and on social media with friends and family. Ask them to vote (every day) for Mayfield too!

Vans will announce the five finalist schools on Monday, May 7.

Upcoming Key Club fundraisers

March 26, 2018

We hope you will come out to support these upcoming Jr./Sr. High School Key Club fundraisers:

April 4 - Applebee's Night from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Applebee's in Johnstown.

April 29 - Coin drive at the Walmart in Gloversville

May 20 - Coin drive at the Walmart in Gloversville

Body Mass Index reporting

March 20, 2018 As part of a required school health examination, a student is weighed and his/her height is measured. These numbers are used to figure out the student’s body mass index or ‘BMI’. The BMI helps the doctor or nurse know if the student’s weight is in a healthy range or is too high or too low. Recent changes to the New York State Education Law require that BMI and weight status group be included as part of the student’s school health examination. Our school district has been selected to take part in a survey by the New York State Department of Health for the 2017-2018 school year and we will be reporting to New York State Department of Health information about our students’ weight status groups.

If you do not wish to have your child’s weight status group information included as part of the 2017-2018 Health Department’s survey, please print and sign your name below and return this form (PDF).

Updated Student Health History form vailable

March 20, 2018

The updated Student Health History form is now available for download (PDF).

Classes to be dismissed half day on Wednesday, March 7

March 6, 2017

Because of the anticipated snow storm, Mayfield WILL DISMISS EARLY on Wednesday March 7 at the following times:

  • Jr/Sr High School will dismiss at 10:55 am

  • Elementary School will dismiss at 11:55 am

Breakfast will be served at both schools, but lunch will only be served in the Elementary School

P Tech and AM BOCES pickup will be at 10:30 am, and PM BOCES is cancelled,

All afternoon and evening activities are cancelled including the Safety discussion with Sheriff Giardino and Pre K registration night.

"Screenagers" - a movie about teen overuse of social media - to be shown on March 27 at BP High School; to be shown at no cost

February 2, 2018

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS - GROWING UP IN THE DIGITAL AGE, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

This movie will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27 in the auditorium of Broadalbin-Perth High School. It is part of the district's Parent University series. 
Read more and watch movie trailer

Contractors working on the heating issues, particularly at the Jr.-Sr. High School

January 3, 2017

This cold snap is tough on all of us; the same holds true for the school district.

Superintendent Jon Peterson said that a number of our rooms and corridors, particularly in the junior/senior high school experienced cold temperatures yesterday. Part of the reason is that unlike in the elementary school where both new boilers are operational, to date only one of the two new planned boilers has been installed in the junior/senior high school.

Contractors have been on site since early this morning to correct the situation and temperatures have increased to most rooms, with the exception of a high school art room, the elementary library and the weight room. The contractors are working to bring temporary heaters for those areas.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Peterson at 518-661-8207.

Freshman Maddi Relyea competes this Saturday in cross country state championship

November 9, 2017

Maddi RelyeaFreshman Madison Relyea will represent Mayfield in Saturday's cross country championship at the Wayne Central School District near Rochester after having finished second in the Section II Class D championshuip at the Saratoga Spa State Park last Friday.
She was the lone runner on Mayfield's varsity team this year. Her coach, Rebecca Newkirk,  said she mostly had Maddi train with the school’s boys’ team this year.
She was featured in a story in today's Daily Gazette here - https://dailygazette.com/article/2017/11/06/relyea-on-her-own-ready-for-state-championships

The photo above is also courtesty of the Gazette.

It's time to order your 2018 yearbook!

Icon to order Mayfield yearbooksYearbooks are only $45 this year. $51 with name engraved on the front cover.


Pictures will be taken on this schedule:

  • Senior Picture Retakes are Friday, September 22 in school auditorium

  • Students and Sports Pictures Tuesday, September 26 in school auditorium

Order your yearbook:

  • Get your order form on-line, in the main office, guidance office or the library.

  • Order a yearbook, place an advertisement or submit photos for the yearbook by clicking on the yearbook icon at right

If you wish to contribute any pictures that you take at sporting or community events throughout the school year, you may send them to the link here below - Replayit.com.

Our yearbook staff will sort through them and decide which ones to place in the yearbook. Thank you for contributing to the 2017-18 Mayfield High School Yearbook.

For any questions or concerns, contact Mr. Di Grazia at digrazia.dominic@mayfieldcsd.org
Find out more about ordering yearbooks here

Jr.-Sr. High School art students send hope and love through their portraits to children in an orphanage in Tanzania - 7,905 miles away

September 14, 2017
Students in Jeremy Lebediker's art class spent the past several months creating portraits of 14 children living in an orphanage in Tanzania - 7,905 miles away.

The portraits, part of the Memory Project, were recently delivered to the children. Check out this video to show the reactions of the children in Tanazania (the video is large - 8 minutes, 17 seconds and 248 megabytes).

"I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that your school’s art department has provided them with personal gifts to last a lifetime," said the letter from the Memory Project. Since 2004, the Memory Project has created more than 100,000 portraits for children in 43 countries.

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

September 7, 2017

Student photoEven 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

Mayfield Chorus plays backup with rock group Foreigner

September 5, 2017

Mayfield's Chorus had the chance of a lifetime: they sang backup with the rock group Foreigner in front of thousands! Click on the image to watch the video.


















Class of 2017 senior set to chart the rest of their lives after graduation

June 23, 2017

Emily BarkerTaylor MadeirosTomorrow's graduation will be the end of high school but the beginning of exciting futures for the 66 seniors who will graduate during ceremonies at 11 a.m. tomorrow on the athletic fields behind the Junior/Senior High School.

Class members are headed in many different directions, perhaps a four-year college, a two-year college, straight into employment or traveling the world. The options are wide open for the Class of 2017.

Congratulations to Valedictorian Taylor Madeiros and Salutatorian Emily Barker as well as the top Honor Guard students: Molly Lambo, Tyler Capobianco, Harrison Harper, Carter Ivancic, Juleh Nikollaj, Aleshya Darling, Joshua Febbie, Drew Malatino, Morgan Lathrop, Mackenzie Andrews, Marissa DeCicco, Kylie Cotugno and Danny Ellis. Read more here


28 Mayfield students perform at Times Union Center with American Young Voices

May 31, 2017

imageStudent pictureIt was the opportunity of a lifetime: 28 Mayfield students performed yesterday at the Times Union Center as a part of the enormous 3,000 children American Young Voices Choir.

Student picStudents and teachers sang a variety of songs including gospel, folk, rock and roll and pop songs to an arena filled with family and friends. They had the opportunity to sing with a former 2015 Voice contestant, Manny Cabo, and with musicians who have performed on Broadway and played with the Tonight show band, and many others.

Grade 7 student Camie Hart is on stage in the bottom photo at right.
Click on the image to enlarge it.

Area businessman Lou Stutzke receives Champion of Character Award for work in Mayfield community

Lou Stutzke recognizedMay 1, 2017
Last fall the Mayfield Character Education Committee, which is comprised of parents, students, faculty, and administration, nominated Lou Stutzke, owner of Fuel N Food on Route 30 for the Champion of Character Award.

This award is given to students, educators, business and community leaders who exhibit positive character by the Academy of Character Education at Russell Sage College in Troy.

On Wednesday evening, April 26, Lou was honored with receiving this award at the Champion of Character Banquet at the Franklin Plaza in Troy hosted by the Academy of Character Education. On hand to present his award was NYS Assemblyman John T. McDonald III and Dr. Bruce Crowder of Educational Vistas, Inc.
Read more here

Mayfield Key Club to benefit Rise Against Hunger with Macaroni & Cheese dinner

April 10, 2017

Macaroni and Cheese dinner flyerThe Mayfield Jr.-Sr. High School chapter of Key Club, along with the Mayfield Presbyterian Church, will be hosting a meal packaging event sponsored by Rise Against Hunger on Tuesday, May 23rd in the junior-senior high school cafeteria. ​

Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.
About 50 volunteers will package more than 10,000 meals in just two hours!

Please click on the image above to download the flyer.

Stewarts Holiday Match program awards Mayfield $1,000 for SPARRK initiative

April 7, 2017

Student photoStewarts has awarded a $1,000 grant to the Mayfield School District to be used toward expanding the principles of the SPARRK initiative to the athletic program by installing signs in the gymnasium and on the field, purchasing tee-shirts and hosting an inspirational speaker at the end of the year.

In the photo at right, Superintendent Jon Peterson and Principal Christopher Woejeski pose with students Hunter Jones and Taylor Proctor and local store manager Cecil Green along with a "big" check.

Thank you, Stewarts!! Click on the image to enlarge it.

SPARRK members attend Youth Leadership Summit; students develop areas of improvement for Mayfield

Students attend youth leadership conferenceDecember 8, 2016

Eight Mayfield students, as part of the District SPARRK team, developed three themes for improvements for the school when they attended the 15th Annual Character Education Youth Leadership Summit held on the campus of Russell Sage College in Troy, New York today.

They developed these three themes that they hope to incorporate into Mayfield's character education program:

  • Recognize the habits of our school culture.

  • Try to turn around the mindset of students and staff to be more positive.

  • Add an overall optimism to the atmosphere.

Students Hunter Jones, Britain Goodemote, Sarah Morehouse, Jacob Petoff, Emmit Frisch, Grace Harper, Taylor Proctor and Ethan Gallup, were accompanied by chaperones Rebecca Woodruff and Cindy Farrell. Ethan and Hunter presented the theme to the conference.  Read more here

Students and chaperones tour Status of Liberty and Ellis Island

November 29, 2016

Student photoEighth-grade Mayfield students, 55 in all,  and 25 chaperones visited Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on Tuesday, November 22. The group boarded a Brown Coach bus early in the morning to drive to Battery Park in New York City where they boarded a ferry to the Statue of Liberty. The group accessed the pedestal of the Statue for a great view of the Manhattan skyline. From there, the trip continued to Ellis Island. Students toured the museum at their own pace to see all of the great exhibits. It was dark when driving out of the city, so the students were able to see the Freedom Tower and Empire State Building lit up in all their glory. It was a truly memorable experience for all who attended. Click on the image above to enlarge it.

Bound for States!

November 7, 2016

Student photoStudent photoMadison Relyea in Cross Country (photo at left) and Kylie Cotugno in Swimming (photo at right) earned their place on the Section II Team that is headed to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Championships!
Madison will compete at Chenango Valley State Park on Nov. 12 and Kylie will compete Nov. 18-19 at Ithaca College.
Madison is in grade 8; Kylie is in grade 12.
Go Ladies! Make Mayfield Proud!!NYSHPSAA image

Halloween kicks off with a Haunted Hayride thanks to the Student Council

Student photoOctober 22, 2016

About 150 students, friends and parents - from elementary to high school - kicked off the Halloween season with a Haunted Hayride tonight on property owned by Kristin and Ron Schur.

Students enjoyed the festivities and refreshments throughout the course of the evening. The hayride was sponsored by the Mayfield Junior-Senior High School Student Council.

The district greatly appreciates the generosity and hospitality of the Schur family. Read more here

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.

It's Yearbook time again!

September 19, 2016

Get all the informatin you need about the yearbook on the Yearbook Club's page.

Lifetouch Studios will be at Mayfield School to take student pictures on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.

To order the yearbook, download the order form here (PDF). Would you like to place an advertisement in the yearook? Download the business order form here. Read MORE

Hope and Wellness Club sponsors activities to recognize Suicide Prevention Week

September 12, 2016

In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week, the Hope & Wellness Club (formerly Suicide Prevention Task Force) sponsored activities during Junior and Senior High lunch periods. Students and staff promoted awareness of suicide prevention by posting selfies with the hashtag #STOPSUICIDE to their favorite social media accounts. And a montage of sentence completions, “I kept living because…” was posted to a cafeteria wall. Hope & Wellness Club meets monthly throughout the school year. Meetings are open to all students, school staff & interested community members.

Here are a few photos from the events. Click on the image to enlarge it:

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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.




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 PhotoClass 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 studies

Student photoJune 20, 2016
Dominic 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.
Certificates and prizes were awarded to each student.
This was an excellent opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of the Italian skills learned this year in class.
The Italian program at Mayfield is expanding this next school year as Italian will be offered at the 8th grade level beginning in September of 2016. Italian will also be offered for college credit through FMCC in the distance learning lab to three other school districts - Schuylerville and Corinth being two of them.
  Read more here




Upcoming Events

Tues, Aug 21

Board of Education meeting; 7 p.m., Elementary Library

Mon, Sept 3

Labor Day; Schools closed

Tues, Sept 4

Superintendent Conference Day; All Faculty and Staff Report; 8 a.m.

Wed, Sept 5

First day of classes for all students