Board of Education Meeting Notice
Date: July 7, 2020 Time: 7:00pm
In line with both Governor Cuomo's Executive Order, and revised guidance from the New York State Education Department, the Board of Education meeting scheduled for July 7 will be closed to the public. However, we've created an opportunity for the public to still view the meeting, through a live stream video, using YouTube. The appropriate directions and links can be found below. Please note that participants watching this event are not seen or heard in the meeting, and cannot present, record or control streaming.
Livestream Link: https://youtu.be/88276s7g7qY
Public Comment: If you wish to make public comment on the agenda, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrating the Class of 2020
Please join the Mount Markham community in congratulating the Class of 2020.
Seniors will be participating in a student-only graduation, on Friday, June 26th. Seniors are to report to campus at 10:15am. Family and friends will not be allowed into the stadium to view the graduation, but arrangements have been made to livesteam and record the celebration through YouTube. Additionally, a 'Class of 2020: Virtual Graduation Ceremony' video has also been produced, in both digital and physical formats. DVD's of the virtual ceremony will be available at approximately 12pm on June 26th. You can pick them up at the gym entrance, or students may take one with them. You can also view the video on YouTube, or download through Google Drive.
Livestream Link: View on YouTube (Click to View)
Virtual Ceremony: View on YouTube (Click to View)
Virtual Ceremony: Download from Google Drive (Check Back Soon)
Food Service Program
School Year Food Service ends June 19, 2020
Mount Markham Central School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Grab and Go breakfasts and lunches will be provided to all children, without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Summer Food Service Program begins June 22, 2020
Parents, guardians, neighbors or friends can pick up meals on behalf of anyone 18 and under. Children do not need to be enrolled in this district to receive meals. Meals will be provided, on a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:
Bridgewater Town Park: Pick up time will be 9:45am to 10:30am
West Winfield Town Park: Pick up time will be 9:45am to 10:30am
Meals are available Monday through Friday beginning June 22, 2020 and ending August 21, 2020. We will not provide service July 3, 2020.
Masks must be worn at pick up and all social distancing requirements should be followed.
Reopening Mount Markham Survey
We value your opinion in regards to the reopening of our schools. Please take a moment to fill out the Reopening Mount Markham Survey. If the Mohawk Valley Region is able to enter phase four of New York State's reopening plan, public schools may be allowed to open. Schools will be required to make and submit a plan to the state education department that outlines safety practices such as screening for elevated temperature, wearing masks, social distancing, and having fewer students in classrooms. The purpose of this survey is to gather your opinions regarding a potential reopening plan. Mount Markham has established a workgroup to consider and develop a reopening plan. We invite parents to join the workgroup. Please contact Dr. Berry, Mount Markham Superintendent at 315-822-2800 or email@example.com to express interest.
The survey will be open until Friday, July 10, 2020.
Survey results will be used by the Reopening Mount Markham Workgroup as they develop our local reopening plan.
Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced!
Mr. Victor Zampetti, High School Principal, has announced the 2020 Mount Markham Central School Valedictorian and Salutatorian. The Valedictorian is Katelyn Gates and Maryssa Hatch is the Salutatorian.
Katelyn, the daughter of Kenneth and Catherine Gates of West Winfield, NY, is Mount Markham’s Valedictorian. Katelyn will attend SUNY College of Environmental Science And Forestry (SUNY ESF), majoring in Conservation Biology.
Katelyn will graduate with 39 college credits having taken College Pre-Calculus, College French I & II, College Public Speaking, College Macroeconomics and College American Government through Herkimer College’s “College Now” program. Her rigorous course load included A.P. European History, A.P. English Language and Composition, A.P. US History, A.P. Calculus AB and A.P. Biology.
Katelyn has a long list of awards and activities in and out of school. She has been a member of National Honor Society since her Sophomore year. She was Class Secretary in her Freshman and Junior years and Class Treasurer in her Sophomore year. Katelyn received the Top Student Award and Above 90 Average Academic Award in her Freshman, Sophomore and Junior years. She received academic awards such as Outstanding Student in: Geometry, Earth Science, Algebra II, Chemistry, Global II Honors, American History and Precalc. She also received academic awards such as RIT Innovation & Creativity Award, Bauch & Lomb Science Award, Rensselaer Medal Award and she was named the September 2019 Optimist “Youth of the Month”. Katelyn was also an avid Field Hockey, Basketball and Tennis player throughout her four years of high school. She received the Scholar Athlete Award all four years, was Varsity Field Hockey Captain in her Junior and Senior years, three year CSC All-Star for Field Hockey and Section III Scholar Athlete Award in her Senior year.
Maryssa Hatch was named Salutatorian. She is the daughter of Kristy Hale and Stanley Hatch of West Winfield, NY. Maryssa will attend Le Moyne College, to major in Nursing.
Maryssa has taken a solid course load all four years. She will receive 41 college credits from Herkimer College’s “College Now” program, having taken College Pre-Calculus, College French I & II, College Macroeconomics, College American Government, College Sociology and College Psychology. She will also receive 3 credits from Mohawk Valley Community College’s “College Connection” program, where she attended a MA110 Statistics Class. Her rigorous course load included A.P. European History, A.P. English Language and Composition, A.P. US History, A.P. English Literature and Composition and A.P. Biology.
Maryssa has been an active member of our sports program, playing JV Basketball and Varsity Tennis. She has received academic awards including Outstanding Student in: French III, Global History II Honors, College French and Physics. Maryssa received the Above 90 Average Academic Award in her Freshman, Sophomore and Junior years, the Le Moyne College Heights Award and Sage Scholarship Award in her Junior year and was named December 2019 Optimist “Youth of the Month”. She has been a member of National Honor Society since her Sophomore year and Varsity Club her Senior year. She was Class Treasurer in her Freshman year, Class Secretary in her Sophomore year and Class President in her Junior year. Maryssa has participated in Honors Band and volunteered at Beanies for Natalia and at Spring Farm Cares.