Students, parents come together to create Gingerbread Houses

A more than 30-year tradition continued at Mayfield Elementary School today – making Gingerbread houses. A parent or family member came into school to help a kindergarten student decorate the houses. This project involved students from the classes of Marcie Jordan, Lisa Klena and Jennifer Mellen. This year’s holiday break runs from Monday, Dec. 24 to …

Stuff the Sleigh sends more than 500 toys to area children

On Monday, Dec. 10, Mayfield elementary students brought in more than 500 new, unwrapped toys to be delivered this holiday season to children in Fulton County through the Salvation Army of Fulton County. The toys were collected and “stuffed” into a sleigh by the students. Student carried their toys outside and dropped them in bags …

Mayfield students hear from holocaust survivor Ivan Vamos

On Friday, November 30, AP U.S. History, AP Psychology and History of the Holocaust students from Mayfield, Fonda-Fultonville, Galway and Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville attended a Holocaust Survivor Presentation in Albany. Mr. Ivan Vamos shared his story of survival as a young boy in Budapest, Hungary, just as Adolph Hitler’s Germany was invading Austria.  “Every day I do …

Grade 3 students receive dictionaries thanks to the Mayfield Grange and Bannertown 50 Plus Senior Citizens

Who would have known that the longest word in the English language is 1,909 letters long? Or that the periodic table is SO long? Mayfield’s 57 grade 3 students will find all of that information and more in their new “Best Dictionary for Students,” which they received today thanks to the generosity of the Mayfield …

Kathy Dougherty determined to leave Mayfield a better place

Interim Superintendent Kathy Dougherty has dedicated her entire life to providing service to others – as an educator (during a 42 year career), Johnstown Board of Education member (and now president) and through involvement with the Johnstown Senior Citizens Center and Johnstown Citizens Band. “I believe in service to the organization. When I accepted this …

NYS testing results show strong results in most grades

The New York State Education Department has released the results of statewide testing taken by students in grades 3-8 in April and May in both English Language Arts and mathematics. Statewide, in ELA, 45.2 percent of all test takers in grades 3-8 scored at the proficient level (Levels 3 and 4). In math, 44.5 percent of …

Many capital projects on tap to be completed this summer

As part of Mayfield’s $15.5 million 2016 capital improvement project, the remaining items are to be completed this summer. About $10.5 million worth of work from the project has already been accomplished. Here is the list for this summer: At the Jr./Sr. High School: renovations to the art, Family and Consumer Sciences, Project Lead the …

Body Mass Index reporting

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. …

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

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 …

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