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. …

Parenting in the Digital Age and Social Media Awareness program scheduled for Nov. 15

Parents and the community will hear about the struggle and challenges of maneuvering the digital age and social media with their children during a program, Parenting in the Digital Age and Social Media Awareness, on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Jr./Sr. High School. The program will run from 6-8 p.m.. The speaker will be Melissa …

Global Handwashing Day – October 15

As the flu seasons knocks on our doors, the Centers for Disease Control are reminding everyone that the easiest way to keep healthy and safe is to wash your hands – especially during flu season! Here’s a flyer – Everyday Preventive Actions That Can Help Fight Germs, Like Flu 2018 – about the need to be …

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 …

Katria Hitrick takes over the reins at Mayfield Elementary School

Katria Hitrick expected she’d be working in the banking field and selling insurance and annuities for the rest of her career. Hitrick was the bank manager/vice president at HSBC Bank in Clifton Park for 14 years until 2005. Her branch was the second largest HSBC branch in the Capital Region. She was climbing the corporate …

Construction work has begun on the many projects set to be done during the summer

Building the Future, Restoring the Past Both buildings to get improvements during summer construction work Work has begun on the $5 million work of projects that remain as part of the January 2016 capital project. As part of Mayfield’s $15.5 million 2016 capital improvement project, the remaining items are to be completed this summer. About $10.5 …

Congratulations to the Class of 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 …

David Edwards recognized by Mayfield, HFM boards of education

At Tuesday’s night’s Mayfield Board of Education meeting, the HFM BOCES and Mayfield board held a ceremony to recognize the late David Edwards and his longtime service to school districts in the local area. Edwards served 37 years on the BOCES Board of Education, and was president of the board for several years before his death at …

Drama Club students to perform at High School Music Theatre Awards at Proctor’s Theater

This 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 …

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