Superintendent's Message

My Choice. Mayfield!



Dear Mayfield teachers, staff, students, parents and community,

At the start of the school year only four months ago, I talked to our students, teachers, staff, parents and community about a school year aligned for impact.

The collective moments of this school year have created an energy of impact. 

We call it the Portrait of a Mayfield Wildcat which serves as our North Star. This school year, more than ever, our students are developing and sharpening their skills and habits of mind through collaboration, critical and creative thinking, curiosity, communication, scholarship and personalization.

From August until now, our Pre-K through high school students, teachers and staff have put into action the Mayfield vision from words on paper to aligned practice in the classroom. That practice is coupled with a convergence of a rigorous, standards-based curriculum that comes to life in the design of high-quality instruction. This school year is built on the impact of moments. The examples of our aligned impact are numerous:

  • The seventh grade Innovator team's All- Access days allow students to collaborate with each other twice a week while working on choice boards, and teaming together in small groups to develop and create projects.

  • The Gates Mills Elementary Starbooks strategy is developing school wide goals in Reading, math, Sportsmanship, Kindness and School Pride

  • Center Elementary fifth graders are showing tremendous growth in the areas of reading and math after starting the online IXL program to help students set goals, learn at their own pace, monitor progress, and celebrate growth.  

  • The Excel TECC Skills USA campaign is reporting its highest membership.

  • CEVEC is working with nine different schools to provide pre-employment transition services and supporting 156 job seekers this school year.

  • Community leaders are celebrating the Millridge 5th grade DARE graduation.

  • Morning meetings at Lander Elementary are being held for students to reflect, set goals and review their Wildcat competencies.

  • Our principals and alumni are reading to our Preschool students to develop literacy experiences aligned to the preschool learning themes.

  • Mayfield High School students have started a Pay it Forward room to support fellow students and local Mayfield families in need.

  • Our District Leadership Team and Professional Learning Community are meeting to discuss better and best practices so the Mayfield needle continues to point to our North Star. 

  • Districts from across the state are visiting our schools, teachers and staff to learn how Mayfield is preparing our students for college, career and life.

  • The District State Report Card is exceeding state standards

  • Our Community Satisfaction survey reports the majority opinion favors Mayfield’s education programs, teachers and facilities.

Together, Mayfield, we are the reason our students have grown and achieved in August and September, in October and November and now this December as we celebrate our mid-year.

We are one, Mayfield! We celebrate every one of you.

Enjoy our Holiday Mayfield Minute [VIDEO]

Happy Holidays, Wildcats.

Dr. Michael Barnes

Dr. Michael J. Barnes

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