Mount Markham Central School District

Challenging and Inspiring Children to be Life-Long Learners

District Announcements

  • EXTENDED through 4/22/15
    MOMMS NIKE Mustang Apparel
    Online Flash Sale

    The MOMMS online fundraiser has been extended through 4/22/15!  Until midnight tomorrow, the special Mount Markham Mustangs line of apparel for sale -all authentic Nike Brand are still available.  There are sizes for youth, women, and men.  No matter how much you buy, shipping is a flat $3.00 and all orders will be shipping together at the end of the sale.  Click the link below to access this very cool MOMMS Nike Mustang apparel sale.  Don't procastinate, because this sale definitely ends at midnight tomorrow night!
    http://team-shop.lidsteamsports.com/form/show/MOMMSSPIRIT15
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  • Duffy's Run to Read 5K and Kids Races
    Get Ready to Run and raise money for our Duffy Books In Home Program.  On Saturday, May 9th, there will be a 1 Mile Kid's Run, and a 1/2 Mile Kid's Run at 8:30 am and a 5K road race at 9:30 AM.  Race day registration will be from 7:00 - 8:00 am.  We will have awards and t-shirts and tons of fun, all for a good cause.  Pre-registration prices are $25 for the 5K, $10 for the Mile Run, and $5 for the 1/2 Mile Run.  Add $5 more to registration on the day of the races.  The races will start and end at the Mount Markham High School.  
     
    Click Here for the registration form.

    Click Here for the 'Pledge for Books' form - Note: Get $50.00 in pledges and your $25 registration fee will be waived. 
     
     
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  • Interested in Becoming a School Board Member?
    Petitions are available in the District Clerk's Office if you are interested in running for a Board of Education seat.  Two (2) seats will expire on June 30, 2015.  Voting for these seats will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 along with voting on the Annual School District Budget.  If you would like to know more about becoming a Board Member, please call the District Office (315) 822-2824.
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  • Got XC Skis or Snowshoes? 
    The Middle School Physical Education department is looking for gently used cross country ski equipment and snowshoes for their winter outdoor program.  This year, our fifth and sixth grade classes are very large and there is not enough skis or snowshoes for the entire class to use.  If you have any equipment at home that you do not use anymore or would like to help out, please do not hesitate to call the Middle School at (315) 822-2870 or email Amy Coleman (acoleman@mmcsd.org) or Steve Gates (sgates@mmcsd.org). Thank you for helping our kids enjoy the great outdoors in winter!
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  • Community Calendar
    Our community calendar, as collected and organized by the West Winfield STAR editor Bill Kwasniewski, will be featured as it's own page each week on the Community Links pages of the Mount Markham CSD website.  Just click on the Community Calendar Page found on the left hand side of the Community Links homepage or click here to check it out now!
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  • Section III Class C Champions
    Our Lady Mustangs, seeded third after sharing the Center State Conference's Division II title with the Herkimer Magicians, won the Section III Class C Girls Volleyball crown in four games, 25-20, 11-25, 25-21, and 25-22 over the same Herkimer Magicians.  Outstanding job Ladies!  Section III Class C Champions
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  • Building Emergencies 

    Recently, the Mount Markham Central School District was notified of a threat to one of our local medical facilities.  Along with this notification came a recommendation for our school facility to initiate an extra vigilant monitoring of anyone entering our buildings.  Even though the threat was not specific to our PK-12 campus, we complied with this recommendation and went to a “Shelter in Place” status.  This means we continued all educational activities as usual with a heightened monitoring of all external entrances to our buildings.

    The reason we declare a particular level of response is almost always due to communication from local and/or regional law enforcement.  This communication is usually brief and deals with a threat or crisis that may have an impact on our school buildings, students and staff.  Therefore, we once again want to provide a brief overview of the responses we take depending on the information provided.
    Levels of Response

    District administration will distinguish the appropriate level of response to take and notify building administrators.

    Shelter In Place
      There is heightened monitoring of all external entrances.

    Lockdown In Place 
    With students present:  Lock all doors and windows.  Be alert for students returning to your area.  Scan all rooms for suspicious objects.  Avoid unnecessary communication.  Wait for further instructions and continue to teach.
    No students in area:  Follow your assigned emergency responsibilities.  Be alert for/avoid/report suspicious objects or activity.  Avoid unnecessary communication.

    Lockdown Take Cover   ALL students and staff immediately go to lockdown – DO NOT MOVE.  Take position away from windows and doors

    Evacuation 
    With students present:
    Evacuate students if instructed to do so.  Be alert for/avoid/report suspicious objects.  Take attendance.  Wait for further instructions.
    Without students:  Follow your assigned emergency responsibilities.  Be alert for/avoid/report suspicious objects. 


    In this time of technological advancement, with almost everyone having an instant communication device, it takes seconds for one of our emergency responses to hit the social media airways.  Once that happens, we are inundated with hundreds of phone calls within our three buildings.  Because the information being shared via social media may be inaccurate, we ask for your patience in our responses over the telephone.  If you have questions regarding this information on Building Emergencies, please call the district office.

     
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  • Special Education Programs and Services Focused Review
    The New York State Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education has initiated 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. The purpose of this review is to assess the district's compliance with selected Federal and State Laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities.
     
    The review will be conducted by the SEQA Central Regional Office and will include representatives from the school district. The review process will involve a review of school records of a representative sample of students with disabilities, classroom visitations and interviews. In addition, meetings of the committee on special education will be observed. Further information may be obtained by contacting the SEQA Central Regional Office at (315) 428-4556 and/or by contacting the Mount Markham Central School District at (315) 822-2827.
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