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 …

IP supports Mayfield Elementary School’s reading initiative

The International Paper Foundation has awarded a $2,164 grant to Mayfield Elemenatary School for its “Reading Our Way into Outer Space” initiative. An estimated 80 students in grades K-3 who are not reading at grade level and need extra support will benefit from this program. Participants will read about outer space from the 178 newly …

“Screenagers” – a movie about teen overuse of social media – to be shown on March 27 at BP High School; to be shown at no cost

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring …

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 …

Construction bids came in lower that budgeted; some items on hold may be done

On November 30, the Board of Education awarded three construction bids in the third and final phase of the capital project that were under budget, allowing board members to now consider proceeding with some of the on-hold fields work at the junior-senior high school as well as consider alternates included with the general construction (GC) …

Paul G. Williamsen named interim Mayfield elementary principal

Former Mayfield Superintendent of Schools Paul G. Williamsen has been named as the interim Mayfield Elementary principal beginning on Dec. 11. He is replacing Nick Criscone, who was principal at Mayfield for 12 years. Criscone has accepted a position at the Scotia-Glenville School District. Superintendent Jon Peterson said Williamsen would remain in the interim position …

Lead in drinking water reports are complete

HS/JHS results lead in water testing results returned to the school district October 31, 2016 On September 29, 2016 water samples were taken from all drinking fountains, room sink faucets and kitchen sink faucets at the Mayfield Junior/Senior High School. The samples were tested for lead by JH Consulting Group and the results were received …

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