2018-19 School Budget Passed
Thank you to the Mount Markham Community!
Prop 1: Budget
Prop 2: Capital Project
BOE Seats: 3 Year Terms
Cynthia Miller and Tom Huxtable
MMCSD Receives Legislative Grant
In a communication from New York State Senator James Seward, Mount Markham learned that it would receive a $50,000 Legislative Grant to support the reboot of the Mount Markham Agriculture Education Program.
The Legislative Grant Award was part of Senator Seward’s actions to support initiatives in his district. Mount Markham has been fortunate to have the consistent support of both Senator Seward and Assemblyman Brian Miller.
Senator Seward and Assemblyman Brian Miller have both visited the district recently to meet with staff, students and to learn about Mount Markham’s return to agriculture education.
During the 2016/2017 academic year, the school district formed a team that included students, staff, community members, board members and administrators to investigate the viability of returning agriculture education to the school district after a nearly thirty year absence. College visits, research, agribusiness tours and farm visits played a role in the process along with three public forums to discuss the program. It was determined that agriculture education is an excellent platform to teach a strong variety of skills and content. The board of education included approximately $150,000 in the 2017/2018 school budget to fund the program and the school budget passed by an overwhelming margin. The district was pleased to add Eric Bugbee and Katie Lindsey to the Mount Markham staff to support the 21st century edition of Mount Markham Agriculture Education.
The Mount Markham Board of Education and the Mount Markham School Community are grateful for this Legislative Grant. Senator Seward consistently support Mount Markham; annually, he participates in the September 11 Memorial Program and both Senator Seward and Assemblyman Miller have visited classrooms, enjoying student demonstrations of robotics, civics, and use of instructional technology.
The Legislative Grant will provide the funding to purchase equipment and supplies for the Ag Program. It will also support student participation in Site Based Ag Education experiences and FFA activities.
We are grateful to Senator Seward for this Legislative Grant Support!
We are grateful to Senator Seward and to Assemblyman Miller for their continued support of our school district.
Coach Engle Heads to the Hall!
Please join us in congratulating former longtime Mount Markham CSD boys soccer coach Charlie Engle, on the recent announcement that he is one of six people who will be inducted into the NYPHSAA Hall of Fame this summer.
Coach Engle accumulated a 654-233-44 record (ranked in the top 10 nationally), in addition to his teams winning 11 division championships, 11 league championships, 13 Class C Sectional championships, and four NYSPHSAA Regional Championships.
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May News + Notes
The latest edition of 'News and Notes' has been posted, and can be viewed by clicking click 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
7:00 PM BOE Meeting
7:00 PM Cabaret
7:00 PM 8th Grade Optimist Dinner
7:00 PM NJHS Induction
7:00 PM Senior Athletic Awards Night