Mount Markham Teacher Selected as New York State Master Teacher!
Mount Markham is proud to share that Mrs. Elaine Ojeda, fifth grade teacher at Mount Markham Middle School, has been selected as a New York State Master Teacher. The Master Teacher Program was launched by Governor Cuomo in 2013 to attract, recognize and support New York’s best and brightest teachers. As a result of her selection, Mrs. Ojeda will receive a $15,000 stipend for four years and work with other Master Teachers throughout the region and the state on Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM) collaborations. Mrs. Ojeda, “is an outstanding teacher and community member. She is always striving to be current in her content and craft and is always willing to help any colleague and of course, to go above and beyond for any student” shared Dr. Paul Berry, Mount Markham Superintendent of Schools.
Selection to the program is an honor, but selection is not the outcome, it is the beginning of a learning, professional development and serving journey for Mrs. Ojeda. Over the next four years, Mrs. Ojeda will work collaboratively with college professors and other Master Teachers to develop STEM programs and activities, to utilize research based instructional strategies, and to engage the Mount Markham community in STEM activity that will benefit our students.
Mrs. Ojeda is a 28 year veteran of the classroom and has served the Mount Markham community for over 25 years. Mrs. Ojeda is grateful to all of her colleagues and students whom, over the years, have inspired and motivated her to be the best possible teacher. Mrs. Ojeda is excited to have this opportunity to work with other Master Teachers and to bring back these valuable experiences to support our staff and students.
Congratulations Mrs. Ojeda!
October 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
Lady Mustangs Capture Optimist Tournament!
The Lady Mustangs capped off a successful tournament with wins Friday (3-0) vs. Madison and in the championship game Saturday (2-0) vs. Sherberne-Earlville. Amber Piersma scored both goals in the final to power the Lady Mustangs. Amber was joined on the All-Tourney Team by defensive powerhouse Zoe Hoke.
The Lady Mustangs captured MVP hardware on both offense and defense, as Hayleigh Gates and Hannah Gigliotti were recognized. Coach Williams' team is young, often starting five freshmen, but they are anchored by strong senior leadership.
Congratulations to our Lady Mustangs!
Welcome to the 18-19 Academic Year!
We are excited to welcome over 200 staff and nearly 1100 students to campus!
We would particularly like to welcome new students and their family’s to the Mount Markham Community, as well as all of the new Mount Markham Faculty and Staff. Ready. Set. Go!
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM No School
7:00 PM BOE Meeting
7:00 PM SADD Halloween Dance
8:30 AM NHS Tapping Ceremony
6:00 PM NHS Induction Ceremony
6:30 PM MOMMS Meeting
7:30 PM All School Musical