ALL-ACCESS LEARNING - CHANGE THE CLASROOM. CHANGE OUR WORLD.
The 2019-20 school year is halfway through and I could not be more impressed by what is happening across our district and in our classrooms. Seeing our students grow each day is the best part of our jobs as administrators, teachers and staff members. In Mayfield, our students and staff have embraced All-Access Learning, which is our approach to teaching and learning to unleash potential in all of our students.
At the core, AllAccess learning is about: Agency - Empowering students with voice and choice in how they learn; Engagement - Building teacher/ student relationships to increase curiosity in the classroom; Outcomes - Using data-based evidence to ensure student growth; and Opportunity - Access to personalized and authentic learning experiences for all students. All-Access Learning actively integrates students’ needs, strengths and interests into the learning process so they are better prepared for college, careers and life.
In addition to All-Access Learning, this school year has also unveiled many building improvements and renovations across the district through 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 has been 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 spring. Additional improvements across the district include roofing, flooring, furniture, parking lots and security system upgrades.
As we’ve hit the midpoint of the school year, we have a lot to celebrate in the classroom, on the field and throughout the community. Here are some highlights:
• More than 700 residents enjoyed the high school’s dynamic performance of “Chicago The High School Edition” in November under the direction of Larry Braun. The spring musical, “Beauty and the Beast” will run April 17-18th, 24-26th.
• Our Mayfield Wildcats advanced to the Division II regional semifinal in football. What a thrilling ride we had going all the way to Week 12 after a 10-0 regular season for the first time in 35 years! The same goes for our girls soccer team, which won a district championship!
• It was a great pleasure to recognize Gina Rotsky as the Mayfield City School District’s Citizen of the Year in October. Her volunteerism over 17 years has made a huge difference for our students.
• In early November, Mayfield High School hosted about 40 senior adult residents for the Senior Citizen Sampler. Residents were served lunch and enjoyed a student-led program, toured the high school and Mayfield Innovation Center and watched a preview of the school’s outstanding performance of Chicago the High School Edition.
• Mayfield High School was recently named among the top high schools in the country for STEM/STEAM programs by Newsweek magazine.
• Preparations are underway for the 5th annual Green Tie Gala hosted by the Mayfield Schools Foundation. The event will have a Roaring 20s theme and is scheduled to be held at Landerhaven February 8, 2020. See page 8 for more details. It has been an exciting school year in our Mayfield community. Whether it’s in the classroom, on the athletic field, performing on stage or volunteering in our communities, our students are doing amazing work!
Thank you for your support of our Mayfield City Schools. Have a happy and healthy New Year.
Keith Kelly, Superintendent