1:1 Initiative, Greenhouse, New Staff
The start of school is just days away! Deep down, students, teachers and particularly parents are excited! The new school year always provides the opportunity to reconnect with friends and colleagues and focus upon the great work of teaching and learning.
This school year, students in 7th and 9th grades will be the first to engage in a 1:1 Chromebook initiative. Students and teachers will be collaborating to use the power of the internet to support and enhance learning.
In November, our Agriculture Education Program will unveil its new greenhouse! The program, beginning its third year after a nearly thirty year dormancy, will use the greenhouse to support its work in plant and animal sciences.
Finally, the beginning of each new school year initiates important transitions for many students and staff. Over the summer, the administrative team in collaboration with teachers leaders and school support staff have welcomed more than a dozen new teachers and support staff to campus. We are grateful for all of the efforts to support the transitions of the newest members of our community! Welcome to Mount Markham and welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!
Mount Markham Spring Athletics
The spring season was very favorable to the Mustangs. Many programs had favorable outcomes with many students earning post-season awards. First, three teams earned NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete honors; they were Golf, Softball and Tennis.
The softball team finished the season in the quarterfinals wining two sectional games including knocking off the number 1 seed in the process. First Team All League winners were Madison Clark and Katie Huntley, while Layla Ali, Amber Bryce and Lauren Jones earned Honorable Mention.
Girls Track and Field class champions were Hayleigh Gates and Amber Piersma who also competed in the Section 3 NY State Qualifier Track meet. Hayleigh Gates CSC League Champion in the 100 hurdles, 400 hurdles and Triple jump, CSC Athlete of the Meet for the CSC Championships, and a CSC All Star. She was a Class C1 Sectional Champion in the 100 hurdles and School record holder in the 100 hurdles. Amber was CSC League Champion in the 3000meters, CSC All-star, and School record holder in the 3000 meters. Danae Hill was a CSC All-Star in the Shot Put and Zoe Hoke was a CSC Honorable Mention
In Golf, The Mustangs were League Champions, with Morgan Stubley as the medalist. She represented Mount Markham in the NYS Golf Match in Rochester. She was the first Mount Markham student to participate in the two-day event.
Lastly, Morgan Stubley and Sam Donahoe represented the Mustangs at the Section Three Scholar Athlete Dinner. Both students were awarded a $100 dollar scholarship and Morgan also won a Coke Cola $500 scholarship.
Congratulations to all of our student athletes!
Mount Markham FFA Students Shine at State Convention!
Mount Markham FFA and JrFFA students attended the New York State FFA Convention in early May. 13 students attended the convention – 8 from the high school FFA and 5 from the Junior FFA. Two of our high school students also served as Convention Delegates.
High school students competed in Career Development Events, including the following team contests: Veterinary Science, Maple and Senior Quiz Bowl, where they placed 5th in the state. Aidan Ainslie also competed in the Senior Creed Leadership Development Event, and he placed 3rd in the state.
Middle school students competed in Career Development Events as well, including the following team contests: Junior Tool ID and Junior Quiz Bowl, where they placed 2nd in the state. They also competed in Leadership Development Events: Haylie Dean competed in the Junior Extemporaneous Speaking Contest and Abbie Ainslie competed in the Junior Public Speaking Contest, and she was 1st in the state! Three of our middle school students were also recognized during the first general session as NYS FFA Jacket Award Winners (we were unable to attend this session due to NYS testing, but the students will still receive their jackets). These students are: Owen Allen, Virginia Culver and Ethan Howard.
Congratulations to all of our FFA students, and thank you to Mr. Bugbee and Mrs. Lindsey for their excellent leadership!
June News + Notes
The latest edition of 'News and Notes' has been posted, and can be viewed by clicking here or visting the 'Document Archives' section of the Superintedent's Corner. We'll link to and post any documents that we share, so that you can download them for your own reference, or view the documents right within your internet browser.
Dr. Paul Berry, Superintendent
Congratulations Lady Mustangs!
Please join us in congratulating our Mount Markham Girls Varsity Volleyball Team, who won the Section III Class 3 title on Saturday, capping off a pefect season of 19-0!
10:00 AM 5th Grade Orientation
7:00 PM BOE Meeting
9:00 AM PK Orientation
10:00 AM Kindergarten Orientation
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM New Teacher Academy
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM 7th Grade 1:1 Parent Information Night
8:00 AM No BOCES Classes
9:15 AM Underclassman Awards
6:30 PM MOMMS
7:00 PM BOE Meeting