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 …

Congratulations to Maggy Lambo for being named a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist

Senior Maggy Lambo has entered an exclusive club – her SAT score of 1580 has placed her among 16,000 seniors nationwide who are eligible to apply for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships to be offered next spring. She is the daughter of John and Nadine Lambo. Maggy is undecided on her college major and intended career. She …

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 …

International Paper grant making a difference at the elementary school

During the “Reading Our Way into Outer Space” program at the elementary school, dozens of students are reading about space, astronomy and all things intergalactic thanks to a grant from International Paper. The $2,164 grant purchased leveled readers and will pay for a trip to the Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) museum in Schenectady. …

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 …

Students return to class, ready for a productive year

In many cases, the finishing touches of the capital project work over the summer had just been completed, hours before students walked through the doors for a new school year. Construction work at both buildings was complete except for the Jr./Sr. High School library and “punch list” items that will be completed in the coming …

The future plans of the Class of 2018

Where are students planning to go in the fall and beyond? Hannah Ambrosino – University at Buffalo Nicholas Angelo, Jr. – Fulton-Montgomery Community College Thomas Armstrong III – Syracuse University Amber Baker – Fulton-Montgomery Community College Rebecca Battisti – Fulton-Montgomery Community College Paula Beach – SUNY Canton Sydney Benton – Sage College of Albany Juliana Buyce – Fulton-Montgomery Community College Kristen Camino – Maria …

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