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 …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Daija Allen was honored for good grades, attendance and an impressive school-work balance
The first sentence of Daija Allen's proclamation from the Mayfield Board of Education is a bit of an understatement. Daija, named the Mayfield Board's student of the month for the Cuyahoga East Vocational Education Consortium, earned her honor for good grades, attendance and an impressive school-work balancing act. The proclamation states that she is flexible, and for good reason — the senior attends Mayfield High School in the mornings and CEVEC during the afternoon. She interns at the Dave's Supermarket bakery twice a week; twice at Altercare of Mayfield Village twice a week; and once a week at Herman Textile. To top it off, she also works at Wendy's in Mayfield Heights. "Wow, you are a very busy young lady," Superintendent Keith Kelly …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Officials presented certificates to more than 20 fifth and sixth graders for their performance at Case
The Mayfield Board of Education showcased the fifth and sixth grade Science Olympiad team Wednesday night at its regular meeting. Superintendent Keith Kelly presented certificates to students on the team that placed fifth overall out of 17 teams earlier this month at the Regional Science Olympiad Tournament at Case Western Reserve University. Here are the medal winners who were recognized Wednesday, along with the events they placed in: "We have some pretty bright students in these categories," Kelly said. "I'd like to thank all the coaches, teachers, volunteers and parents that came to see the Olympiad and coach the kids along the way. Thank you very much for everything you've done for these wonderful children."
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Abby Withrow was one of several students who left career day with a new outlook
When students emerge from career day with a new-found respect for a certain profession, the event has to be considered a success. The recent career day at Mayfield Middle School featured nearly 50 guests, and students were assigned three random professionals to visit with during the one-hour-and-15-minute session. For some students, the third time was the charm. That's when they met Elizabeth Villanyi, a clinical dietitian at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood. Villanyi's message to students that the dietitian is needed everywhere — at nursing homes, on professional sports teams and at governmental agencies — resonated with students like sixth grader Abby Withrow. Watch Abby briefly discuss her thoughts after learning …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Advanced Digital Media Production students create videos about Dr. Kelly, fashion, elementary memories, alumni and more on "The Loft"
The Advanced Digital Media Production students at Mayfield High School have launched a new online channel on Vimeo that shows what they have been working on, as well as highlighting other cool stuff in the district. The Loft combines entertainment and information equally. The students interview the Superintendent Dr. Keith Kelly, put a spotlight on local fashion and spoof eHarmony ads with equal aplomb. In two weeks, the students have already posted seven videos. Check them all out here.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The high school senior is a member of Key Club, the United Way student committee and Wildcat Focus
Mayfield City Schools Board of Education and administration recognized high school senior Jonathan Wunsch as its student of the month. In its proclamation honoring Jonathan, the Board said he "embodies the "relentless pursuit of excellence.'" The Board touted both his academic and extracurricular accomplishments. Jonathan is a member of Key Club, the United Way student committee and Wildcat Focus, which helps middle schoolers prepare for the transition to high school. The proclamation also quotes Jonathan's teachers, who said: His humility and gentle nature is admirable and humbling. He goes out of his way to make others feel comfortable and confident. His positivity toward life and his devotion to self-improvement is refreshing and …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The rating is the best a district can achieve in the state's grading system
Mayfield Schools had little, if any, room for improvement during the 2011-2012 school year. The district received the highest possible grade — Excellent with Distinction — on its Ohio Department of Education report card for last year. ODE posted cards on Wednesday for 610 districts across the state on its website. Mayfield met 23 of 26 of the state's indicators. That means that the district achieved or surpassed most of the state's goals associated with the percentage of students who were at least proficient in their testing, attendance and graduation rates. Click here to find out how Mayfield did on each indicator. Click PDFs to read more information about state report cards.
Kind behavior will be rewarded with "For the Love of Mayfield" hand bands
The green hand bands seen around Mayfields Schools are more than just an in-style accessory. The district's academic boosters group recently purchased and delivered 2,500 green bands in honor of a four week program entitled, CAT — Caring Actively Together. The initiative is a response to school shootings and bullying incidents reported across the country in recent years. According to the district's website, CAT encourages students and staff to recognize kind behavior. Whenever a student witnesses another exhibiting kindness, both will receive one of the green bands inscribed with the words, “For the Love of Mayfield.” “We are striving for an atmosphere of kindness, respect and academic excellence,” Therese Razzante, president of the …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
In his proposed budget Gov. John Kasich points to an increase in general revenue fund spending through fiscal year 2015. But school officials are skeptical.
Gov. John Kasich says that his proposed state budget, if passed, would increase the education funding above 2011 levels. In a bold statement, Kasich also noted that state funding for schools has gone up each year he’s been in office, according to a press release issued on Friday. However, that’s a claim that doesn't satisfy some local school officials. State budget and school officials told Patch that there would be no additional cuts moving forward, despite the loss of federal stimulus money. (See the attached press release at the right) “The governor was insistent that no district receive less dollars than they do today,” said Jim Lynch, the special advisor to the director of the office of budget and management. In a press release, …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Find all the information you need to get your child registered here
It's almost time for parents of the Class of 2026 to register their children for school. Mayfield Schools has released its 2013-2014 kindergarten packet in advance of elementary school registration, which begins March 4. Children who live in the Mayfield City School District who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 are eligible to enter kindergarten. Parents can register from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Board of Education, but must make an appointment with their child's prospective school one week in advance. Each elementary school will have a specific registration date during the week of March 4: Click here for more information. Click PDFs for a copy of the registration packet.