Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Watch the video of local students' work at Hillcrest Hospital
Mayfield City Schools concluded its annual art show at Hillcrest Hospital last week, and posted a video with student and teacher interviews on the work. Click here to see Mayfield City Schools students talk about their artwork that was on display at the Hillcrest Hospital. MORE: Mayfield Students' Artwork Fills Hillcrest Atrium The work was displayed through May 16 as part of an annual exhibit that featured 400 pieces of work from students throughout the district of all grade levels.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
April 15 is the last day parents can register their children for kindergarten.
The deadline for kindergarten registration is April 15 for Mayfield City Schools. Students preparing to enter kindergarten are required to be five years old by the August 31 of the year they plan on starting kindergarten. For children to be granted early entrance into kindergarten they will receive a multi-factored assessment to determine the appropriateness of early entrance. This assessment would be conducted by the Mayfield City Schools. If parents have a child who turns five after the August 31 deadline, and want them to be considered for early entrance, please be aware of these very important dates: Parents with questions should contact Director of Pupil Services Robert Ross at 440-995-7241, or via email a email@example.com
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Whether to stay open is a tough call, superintendent says.
How do district officials make the hard decision whether bad weather should close Mayfield City Schools? The choice affect thousands of people, from the administration, teaching staff and other employees to the working parents of young students who may need to make emergency child care arrangements. “The weather patterns here in Cleveland, along Lake Erie and near the Snow Belt can be down‐right unpredictable,” district Superintendent Keith Kelly said in an article on the district's web site. “The decision to stay open or to closed is a tough one. We make the best decision based on the most accurate information we have at that time." When heavy snow, arctic temperatures or an ice storm hit, the decision-making process usually starts about …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Extreme cold temps shutter district.
Friday, January 18, 2013
The Mayfield City School District already has a number of the recommendations in place, officials say.
President Barack Obama presented a sweeping set of gun control recommendations on Wednesday, with many focused directly on increasing safety measures in schools. According to the Politics K-12 blog, the proposals signal a shift in federal priorities—the proposals ask for increases in school safety and mental health counseling funding, areas the administration has sought to cut in the budget in recent years. Check out the Politics K-12 post for a more in-depth look at the proposals, which includes creating model emergency response plans for institutions like schools and providing $50 million for training for professionals like social workers and counselors who plan to work with young adults. The full text of the plan can also be found on …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The Mayfield school district and schools across the state will get a cut of the nearly $38 million in casino money designated for the schools.
School districts across Ohio will share a cut of nearly $38 million in casino revenue set to be distributed later this month, and Mayfield Schools will share in the action. The Plain Dealer reports that this will be the first revenue sharing with school districts since the first casinos opened in Ohio in May. That's when Cleveland's Horseshoe Casino opened. According to the Ohio Department of Taxation, Mayfield Schools are set to receive $82,790.70 at the end of the month. Casinos are taxed based on their revenues, and that money is divided up based on a formula between the state, counties, cities and school districts. Schools receive their money two times each year, in January and August, reports the Plain Dealer.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Severe weather forces district to shutter.
Mayfield City Schools will be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 30 due to severe weather, the district announced on its web site late Monday. "Thank you for your patience & understanding," the district said in the post. "The safety of our students and staff is what drives this decision." Northeast Ohio was battered with high winds and rain on Tuesday. Many homes throughout the region were without power.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The state Board of Education is holding off on the release of the report cards until an investigation is complete.
The release of Ohio’s school report cards will continue to be delayed while the state auditor investigates whether some districts manipulated attendance data. The state Board of Education on Tuesday decided to release some of the information to the public around the end of September, Ohio Department of Education Associate Director of Communications John Charlton said in an email. The data will not include attendance rates, performance index or overall ratings, and the board has not set a date to release the full report cards at this time. That means that Mayfield Heights parents won’t know if their local school is rated as “Excellent,” “Effective," "Continuous Improvement" or the like until much later in the school year. The ratings are …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Festivities kick off at 9 a.m. with a parade
Mayfield Heights will host a daylong celebration with the opening of Wildcat Park, the $36 million, three-year project that includes the renovation of the football stadium and athletic area behind Mayfield High School. The Pride of Mayfield marching band will lead the parade. Residents can enjoy refreshments, games, sporting events and prizes throughout the day and evening. The Mayfield Wildcats varsity football team will face the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Are you going to the celebration? Share your photos by clicking the 'upload photos and videos' button above!
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Here’s what happened in the Mayfield-Hillcrest area this week.
Wildcat Park – Mayfield City School board members said they were quite pleased with the Wildcat Park project after a tour of the premises on Wednesday afternoon before its grand opening this upcoming Saturday. Mayfield Loses – Willoughby South’s Kareem Hunt smashed his way to 310 yards on 28 carries and scored four touchdowns as the Rebels handled the Wildcats, 56-35, in a non-conference game Friday night. Obama Cancels Visit – President Barack Obama's appearance in Cleveland got canceled as he planned to speak at an 11th Congressional District Labor Day event Monday morning and decided instead to go to Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. Anderson’s Offense – Hawken running back Khari Anderson has been adjusting well to his new role …