ALL-ACCESS LEARNING -
CHANGE THE CLASROOM. CHANGE OUR WORLD.
It is with enthusiastic anticipation and pride that I welcome you to the 2019-20 school year.
Last year was another great year of collaboration, achievement and growth in the Mayfield City Schools. This school year will be no different. Our students continue to inspire me with their many accomplishments in and out of the classroom. Our continued success would not be possible without the hard work of our wonderful staff and the support of a great community. Year after year, the synergies of a talented staff, involved parents, great kids and community partnerships result in relevant and meaningful learning experiences.
As we settle into the new school year, you will notice many improvements across the district as part of our “Contract with the Community.”
Thanks to ongoing voter support, the three-year, multiphase renovation and improvement project at Mayfield Middle School began Phase 3 this summer with renovations to hallways, lockers, seating areas, stairwells, the auditorium and the upstairs gym. The upstairs gym is being converted into a modern learning space designed to meet the way students learn today. A greenhouse and terrace will be constructed in the courtyard and will be ready by January. Additional improvements across the district over the summer also include roofing, flooring, furniture, parking lots and security system upgrades.
Mayfield has a tradition of innovating for learning. This year will mark the beginning and growth of several innovative programs that we believe will prepare our students for success now and in their future. We call it All-Access Learning which is a personalized educational experience for each and every student. Here’s why:
We believe that all students, in every classroom, should have access to deep and authentic learning opportunities that allow them to use their knowledge to find and solve problems, create, collaborate, think critically, and communicate thoughtfully. These skills are needed to be successful in today’s colleges, careers and life.
We believe in a customized educational experience focused on each students’ academic, social, and emotional development. By providing our students with a rigorous and relevant curriculum centered around innovation and creativity, our students will graduate ready to compete in a global society.
Below is a sample of some of the All-Access Learning innovations happening this school year:
- 140 seniors at MHS are taking their core courses in a self-paced, highly customized option that requires in-depth learning to solve authentic challenges and produce projects that demonstrate understanding and mastery.
- Approximately 175 - 9th, 10th and 11th graders are involved in cross-curricular and/or self-paced classes. Cross-curricular classes connect distinct subjects such as math and science by finding common concepts and teaching them simultaneously.
- The middle school elective program has been reimagined to include cultural exploration, technology, social and emotional learning and STEAM. Design thinking and project-based learning are key approaches to this content.
- K-12 personalized learning is expanding. The use of technology allows students to achieve mastery of learning targets within a customized approach that infuses student interests. For example, first grade and fifth grade teachers will be engaged in work to define, design, implement and evaluate what personalized learning looks like for their students.
- Science and social studies teachers will be designing a K-12 model of a digitized and self-paced curriculum.
- We are planning a K-12 Intervention Summit to reimagine our services and programs for students who are struggling.
- We are designing programming for our new Mayfield Mobile Innovation Lab, which was created by a team of Mayfield High School students and teachers. The mobile lab will give students and community members an opportunity to experience the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine.
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Growth, change and innovation is happening in and out of our classrooms across the district for the benefit of every student, every day. None of this would be possible without the support of our parents and community.
Have a terrific school year!
Keith Kelly, Superintendent