Christopher Harper named as next Mayfield superintendent

On Tuesday, June 18, the Mayfield Board of Education unanimously named Christopher Harper as the school district’s next superintendent of schools. Harper will begin at Mayfield on Monday, July 8. He is currently the elementary principal at the Unadilla Valley Central School District in New Berlin, NY – about 77 miles south west of Mayfield. …

Mystery Door Night draws at least 200 students and their families

The junior detectives and their families were crawling through the hallways at the Elementary School for Mystery Door Night. About 200 students attended the evening, a Parent Engagement night sponsored by the Reading Department on May 20. Students in each classroom read a book and decorated their classroom door to give hints about the title …

John Gray brings the story of his blind and deaf dog, Keller, to the elementary school

Mayfield Elementary students and staff are donating $500 to the James. A Brennan Memorial Humane Society in Gloversville. That’s fantastic enough, but they are donating it under the name of Keller and John Gray. Gray, who anchors the WTEN and FOX 23 news, visited the school on Monday to talk about Keller, his two-year Australian …

Grade 6 student Mary Blanchard wins Patriot’s Pen award from the VFW

Grade 6 student Mary Blanchard does more than just stand for the Pledge of Allegiance every day in class. She thinks deeply about what the red, white and blue really mean and how many have lost their lives defending our ways of life. “Most people don’t realize why we say the Pledge of Allegiance every …

2019-20 budget taking shape; includes several initiatives while keeping costs down

As the Board of Education continues to develop the 2019-20 budget proposal, several initiatives are being considered in the spending plan going before the community on Tuesday, May 21. As it stands now, the budget would include a 2.9 percent tax levy increase. This increase is less than one-half of the allowable state tax cap …

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Comments received at two search forums with the staff and community in early February were incorporated into this search brochure. Candidates can apply using this application. Community and staff members who attended forums in February, as well as those who completed the online survey, were asked to share their thoughts on these five questions: What …

Mayfield identified as a TSI district under new federal ESSA guidelines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 17, 2019 From Kathy Dougherty, Interim Superintendent of Schools, Mayfield Central School District 518-661-8207 The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has released the list of public schools and districts designated as “CSI” (Comprehensive Support and Improvement) and “TSI” (Targeted Support and Improvement) based upon their students’ standardized test scores from …

Elementary Spelling Bee winner Kian Ely ready for the Regional Spelling Bee on Feb. 13

After two hours and 46 rounds, grade 6 student Kian Ely emerged from the pack as the elementary spelling bee winner. He will not proceed to the Times Union Regional Spelling Bee on Feb. 13 at Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady. Ten students participated in the final run-off. All classrooms participated, grades 4-7, and the winners …

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