Mount Markham Central School District

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  • Skype a Scientist

    Ms. Robinson's Astronomy class participated in the national Skype A Scientist Program and virtually met with Dr. Nathan Whitehorn from Michigan State University. Dr. Whitehorn first talked about different wavelengths of light before showing students various images of the Milky Way in different wavelengths to show how astronomers use different filters to obtain different views of the galaxy and the universe. After talking about how he and his colleagues use the South Pole Telescope to try to understand how the universe formed and how it has evolved over time, Dr. Whitehorn answered questions about how he became an astrophysicist, how to detect black holes, the "sound" of the early universe, the expansion of the universe, and what may happen if there was another Big Bang. 

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  • Pre-K Virtual Field Trip

    Pre-K students participated in a virtual field trip with the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.  Students were able to view animal exhibits from the four habitats in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and how they adapt to the environment.  

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  • Community Foundation Makes Generous Donation to The Care Closet

    On January 6, 2022, the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties visited Mount Markham Middle School to provide The Care Closet with a generous donation of toiletries and hygiene products for our students. The purpose of The Care Closet is two-fold: provide our students with free toiletry/clothing items and offer students a sense of support and education as to the importance of personal care, hygiene, and cleanliness. All middle school students are welcome to visit The Care Closet!

    We truly appreciate the Community Foundation's support! "The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is a community-based social impact investor whose mission is to engage, invest, and lead—working toward a vision of community vibrancy with opportunity for all."

    As a reminder to students and families, The Care Closet is currently open during the following times: Monday's - 5th Period, Wednesday's - 5th Period, Friday's - 10th Period. Students can also make an appointment to visit with a teacher or staff member at a different time.

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  • Hall of Fame Nominations

    The Mount Markham Central School Hall of Fame was established 1994-1995 as part of Mount Markham’s 25th Anniversary. In 1969, Mount Markham was formed when the school districts of Bridgewater, Leonardsville, and West Winfield merged. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to honor graduates of Mount Markham or its founding districts who have distinguished themselves after graduation and whom would be considered outstanding role models for current students.

    Please review this document and consider nominating a candidate for this prestigious award.  The due date for award nominations is April 1, 2022. 

     
     
    More information about the Hall of Fame can be found here.
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  • New COVID Guidance: Test to Stay, quarantines reduced to 5 days, & diagnostic testing

    In an effort to keep our students in school, Herkimer BOCES component school districts worked with Herkimer County Public Health Department to create a plan that eliminates or shortens quarantines due to COVID-19. The plan centers on the latest guidance from the New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.

    The plan replaces precautionary quarantines with home testing as a way to continue attending school in person. It also shortens quarantines from 10 days to 5 days as measured from the onset of symptoms or the date of a positive COVID test, whichever is earlier—as long as the child wears a well-fitting mask for days six through 10.

    Click here to read the details for Mount Markham

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  • Elementary Donates to the Herkimer County Humane Society

    The students from Mount Markham Elementary School decided to spread some holiday cheer and make donations to help support the furry friends at Herkimer County Humane Society. Each year this has been a tradition that has taken place. This year several classrooms decided to take part in collecting pet food, toys and cleaning supplies for the shelter. Thank you to the students in the following classrooms - Mr. Bard, Mrs. Bishton, Mrs. Pearson, Mrs. Jeffers, Mrs. Brooks, Miss Madia, Miss Allen and a few others that made donations. A job well done for such a worthy cause.

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  • Middle School Virtual Winter Band Concert

    Students in 6th - 8th grades worked very hard preparing for this year's virtual winter band concert. Thank you to Mr. Pomares and the students for putting on this production.

    6th Grade Concert

    7th & 8th Grade Concert

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  • Angels Among Us

    We are proud to announce that one of our students, Cordelia Dziuban, will be performing in the music special, "Angels Among Us." The TV special highlights local heroes. The show will be aired on December 23rd at 7:00 pm and on December 24th at 5:00 pm.

    Click here to view a video promotion of the event. 

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  • New York State Seal of Biliteracy

    The World Language Department at Mount Markham CSD is pleased to announce their years of completion of the New York State Seal of Biliteracy. In order to receive this honor students demonstrate an Intermediate-High level of competency in two languages. All students who complete a ten-minute presentation about a country or city were interviewed about their personal lives, completed research for the project, submitted article reviews, and wrote an essay comparing an aspect of the culture of their chosen country and the United States. All of their work was completed in their second language. Their work was reviewed by the Committee on the Seal of Biliteracy who deem them deserving of this high honor. All of the students are presented with honor cords to wear at Graduation and a special seal is placed on their high school diplomas. Mount Markham High School World Language teachers have been awarded this honor for the last 4 consecutive school years.

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