Mount Markham Central School District

Challenging and Inspiring Children to be Life-Long Learners

District Announcements

  • 2015-2016 Bus Routes
    When your child boards his bus on September 8th, he or she will notice, in addition to the Route number being posted, each bus route now has an animal associated with that route.  This picture association will make it easier for our younger riders to identify and remember their route.  So, when you put them on the bus the first morning, take notice of the animal picture in the window and then ask your child about it at dinner that night and see if they know it.  That little quiz just might help them learn it as well!
    Bus Routes  
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  • Thank You
    Miss Linsley and Mrs. Button
    The end of the 2015 school year at Mount Markham marked the end of the careers of two wonderful teachers.  Miss Barbara Linsley retired after 25 years of teaching 5th grade teacher at Mount Markham Middle School.  She inspired her students to ask questions and never stop the enthusiasm of curiosity.  Mrs. Susan Button retires after 22 years as a second grade teacher here at Mount Markham Elementary.  Mrs. Button's students will always remember her compassion and genuine smile every morning.  Good luck dear ladies.  You will surely be missed.
        Linsley    Button

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  • TEDxUtica - "1 Square Block"
    This year's event will be held at the Schafer Auditorium at Mohawk Valley Community College on Friday, September 11, 2015. Tickets went on sale on July 7th on a first-come, first-serve basis.  This will be a sell-out event, so don't delay!  Click here to learn more about this event and attend.
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  • Support Staff loses over 62 years of experience
    Monday afternoon, June 22, 2015, SUAMM said thank you in a small reception of cake and iced tea to three very deserving ladies as they ride off into the retirement sunset. Ann Hilts retires after 12 years as a teacher assistant here at both Mount Markham Elementary and Middle School and 4 years before that at BOCES. Linda Rogers is retiring after 23 years as a kindergarten teachers aide. She substituted for us for 6 years before becoming a teacher's aide. Cindy Robinson retires after 27 years as our high school building secretary.  We thank all three wonderful ladies for their dedication to Mount Markham. Those big smiles say it all. We all will miss you!
    SUAMM Retirees 2015

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  • Universal Pre-Kindergarten 2015-2016
    Mount Markham's Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Any family in the district with a child that will be four years old by December 1, 2015 may apply. Half day sessions will be offered and both morning and afternoon slots are available. Applications are available in our Elementary Office or by calling (315) 822-2840. 
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  • Special Education Programs and Services Focused Review
    The New York State Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education completed a Special Quality Assurance (SEQA) Special Education Programs and Services Focused Review in the Mount Markham Central School District during the 2014-2015 school year. This review examined the district's compliance with selected federal and state laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities. The review was conducted by the SEQA Syracuse Regional Office. The review process involved a review of school records of a representative sample of students with disabilities, classroom visitations, and interviews. Meetings of the committee on special education were also observed.
     
    The Mount Markham Central School District was found to be in compliance regarding the provision of specially designed instruction to address the unique needs that result from a student's disability; and to ensure access of the student to the general curriculum, so that he or she can meet the educational standards that apply to all students. It was determined that students with disabilities are being provided instruction by appropriately credentialed staff, in the least restrictive environment. Students with disabilities are earning high school credits and are successfully completing the Regents examinations.  
     
    Areas that were determined to fall with the parameters of non-compliance, rather than systemic issues, pertained largely to individual IEP's. Corrections will be made and submitted to the SEQA by August 28th, 2015. A copy of the report may be obtained from the Superintendent's office, located at 500 Fairground Road, West Winfield, New York.
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