Thursday, May 9, 2013
Let us know what you think should be the future use of the Wilson Mills road property
The future of the old Mayfield Library on Wilson Mills Road remains uncertain following a relocation a few weeks ago. Staff members and volunteers moved the collection and machinery from the former location to an $11.7 million library at 500 SOM Center Road. Mayfield City Schools owns the building at 6080 Wilson Mills Road, but officials have not decided what to do with property. "The site is being evaluated for a future educational use," district spokeswoman Laurie Uhlir said. "No decisions or plans have been discussed. "It’s merely the “brainstorming phase.” The response leaves the door open to a myriad of options that could center around one or multiple areas of education or serve a purpose for extra curricular activities. How would you…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Progressive engineers, including a lookalike of the commercial personality, educated students on the value of insurance
The fifth-grade students in Karen Sladky's class eventually became enthused about the benefits of auto insurance, but Wednesday morning's class didn't begin that way. "Is that the real Flo," the Millridge Elementary students asked after the woman in the white Progressive outfit entered the room. The students received a celebrity visit from a Progressive employee dressed as the company's popular personality as part of the STEM program, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The Flo lookalike — Teresa Grabel — was accompaned by system test engineers from the company's Mayfield Village headquarters. "We're teaching them about insurance from the standpoint of risk and probability and how we can use math in the real …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The art show is open during all hours through May 16
Hillcrest Hospital has the look of an art gallery these days, courtesy of hundreds of young drawers, photographers, weavers and mixed media producers. The 12th annual Student Art Show is ongoing within the Hillcrest atrium through May 16. The exhibit is available for viewing during all hours and features 400 pieces of work from students throughout the district of all grade levels. Check out a few samples above.
Friday, April 26, 2013
The show opens April 28 and will feature more than 400 pieces of artwork by students of Mayfield City Schools
The Mayfield City School District/Mayfield Alliance will return for its 12th annual Student Art Show from April 28 through May 16 at Hillcrest Hospital. This year's theme is "Artists and Innovators of Tomorrow." The opening reception will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on April 28. It is free and open to the public. More than 400 pieces of student-made artwork -- including paintings, digital art and mixed media -- will be on display in the hospital's atrium throughout the show's duration. The students' ceramics and sculptures will only be displayed during the opening reception.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Magyar will finish this school year with Brunswick Schools and join the Wildcats on Aug. 1.
Mayfield High School alumni Joelle Magyar will be returning to the school district as an assistant superintendent, the district recently announced. She will finish the school year with Brunswick Schools, where she serves as assistant superintendent, and joing Mayfield effective August 1. Magyar was selected from a pool of 25 candidates. The district said Magyar's strong background in curriculum and instruction, strong leadership style and classroom teaching experience earned her the position. "We are so pleased to have Joelle come back to Mayfield to share her wealth of experience, leadership and talent," Superintendent Keith Kelly said in a statement. Magyar will be hired into a position that was created to replace the Director of …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The grant would pay for drug prevention programs and an officer in the school district
Though it's a program mayors in Ohio wish they didn't need, most acknowledge school drug prevention as a necessity. That's why Mayfield Heights Mayor Anthony DiCicco made sure to get city council's approval to apply for a state grant to cover the costs of prevention officers and programs in the school district. He received approval this week, in time to meet next Friday's deadline. The unspecified grant amount would help pay the salary of a resource officer at Mayfield Middle School and a D.A.R.E. officer at Mayfield High School. "It's very important that these officers can get involved in these kids' lives at a point where, hopefully, it makes a difference in making good decisions going forward," DiCicco said. He described the resource …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Millridge/MCHI students collected more than 1,500 cans of food for the Cleveland Harvest for Hunger campaign
It's not just philanthropy. It's art. The students of Millridge/MCHI collected more than 1,500 cans of food for the Cleveland Harvest for Hunger campaign in just five days. Then the students used the donated cans to raise awareness for Harvest for Hunger by building a giant structure from them at Canstruction at Beachwood Place. More photos of the Canstruction are available at the Mayfield City Schools web site.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Mayfield Alliance's annual Eighteen For Education will be June 18 at StoneWater Golf Course in Highland Heights
How about a good game of golf for a good cause? The annual Eighteen for Education golf outing will be June 18 at StoneWater Golf Course in Highland Heights. The event is organized by the Mayfield Alliance and all of its proceeds go to support Mayfield City Schools. The event has already raised tens of thousands of dollars for the district's Fall Family Festival, K-12 Science & Technology Showcase, Grants to Teachers program, District Art Show and more. The outing is a 4-person scramble. Single players and duos will be matched up with other players to make a 4-person team. In addition to supporting Mayfield Schools, participants can win prizes for having the longest drive, longest putt, straightest drive, lowest gross team and getting it …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Take a look at the most recent revenue numbers for school districts across the state. If you're viewing this on your mobile device, switch to desktop version.
According to the Ohio Department of Education’s website, Mayfield City Schools receives about $63.5 million in revenue each year. Most of it -- about $48 million -- comes from local sources. About $12.5 million comes from the state and the district also receives just shy of $3 million in federal revenue. Patch has compiled a database that allows people to check out the revenue numbers for school districts across the state. The information in the searchable database above can be found on the Ohio Department of Education’s website. The revenue amounts listed are for the 2010-2011 school year, the most recent numbers available. These numbers have likely changed since then — and could change again in the next state budget—so this is just for …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Take a look at the most recent school spending data. If you're viewing this on your mobile device, switch to desktop version.
Mayfield City Schools spends $14,572 per each of its approximately 3,000 students. The information in the searchable database above can be found on the Ohio Department of Education’s website. The expenditures are for the 2010-2011 school year, the most recent numbers available. These numbers could have changed since then, so this is just for comparison. It should be noted that these numbers were compiled before the passage of the district's most recent levy in 2012. The 5.9 mill levy will raise $7.8 million annually and cost homeowners $180.68 for each $100,000 of property valuation. The levy was split – 5.4 mills for operating expenses and 0.5 mills for permanent improvements. Of the districts that reported expenditures in 2010-2011, the …