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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Mayfield seniors awarded the 2017-18 NYS AHPERD Capital Zone Physical Education Leadership Award

Two Mayfield seniors have been awarded the 2017-18 NYS AHPERD (Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) Capital Zone Physical Education Leadership Award. Sydney Sheldon and Thomas Gates received the AHPERD Leadership Award on Sunday, April 29 at the NYSAPHERD  banquet along with dozens of other students from many of the school districts in the capital area. Sydney and …

Vote often! Mayfield Jr./Sr. High School is in an online contest that begins on Monday, April 23, that could provide thousands of dollars for the school’s art program

Beginning next Monday, April 23, please help Mayfield Jr./Sr. High School out with this online contest in which the district could win thousands of dollars for the junior/senior high school art program. Mayfield has been chosen as one of the Top 50 schools (out of 500) for the Vans Custom Culture Contest! The Grand Prize …

Upcoming Key Club fundraisers

We hope you will come out to support these upcoming Jr./Sr. High School Key Club fundraisers: April 4 – Applebee’s Night from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Applebee’s in Johnstown. April 29 – Coin drive at the Walmart in Gloversville May 20 – Coin drive at the Walmart in Gloversville

“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 …

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