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 …

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. …

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 …