Connected Community Schools is hosting a special Easter-themed craft at the West Winfield Library on April 10! Please RSVP to Ruth at (315) 822 - 6394.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Mount Markham CSD's Annual Easter Egg Hunt is coming up! Join us at 10:00 am on April 1st at the high school for an egg hunt sponsored by the National Honor Society. In the event of rain, the egg hunt will be held in the gymnasium. We'll see you there!
Football players from Colgate University visited Mount Markham Elementary School to read to our students for Read Across America! Thank you!
At Mount Markham Elementary School, some of our students are participating in an after-school music program on Tuesdays and Thursdays! Under the direction of Mrs. Winkler, students have been practicing cardio and bucket drumming, giving them the chance to work together and improve their ability to count music. Stay on the lookout for more to come about this fun program!
Have a safe and fun Mid-Winter Recess!
Congratulations to Mr. Alan Bard for receiving a Staff Shout-Out. We appreciate all of your hard work!
Last week was National School Counseling Week, and we are so proud and happy to have such wonderful, hardworking counselors within our district! Thank you for all that you do!
On February 20th, the Mount Markham High School HUB will offer extended hours from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm for a food giveaway! If you have any questions, please call Linda at (315) 985 - 0859 for English, or Jackie at (315) 982-2520 for Spanish.
LEGO, LEGO LEGO! An exciting afterschool enrichment opportunity has been taking place for third graders in Mr. Bard and Mrs. Entwistle's classes at Mount Markham Elementary! Students have been working together to build robots using LEGO Spike and LEGO WeDo robotics kits. Our students then use computers to generate programs to do basic functions and movements.
In addition to the SNAP-Ed family engagement night and food tasting tomorrow, January 25th, Mount Markham Elementary will also hold a free "book tasting," between 5-7 pm!
Mount Markham Connected Community Schools is holding a winter craft event at the West Winfield Library on Saturday, January 14!
Happy New Year! We hope that 2023 is a wonderful year for you and your family!
Mount Markham Elementary held numerous bonding events throughout December, using the RCA House System! Earlier this month, students of the same house traveled to a different classroom in the school to do crafts, have a snack and strengthen friendships with other students and staff members in that house. Students made beaded ornaments and paper chains in their house colors. The event was a raving success; many teachers were very impressed with how well the older students modeled good behavior and helped the younger students in their group with their crafts! Later in December, Mount Markham Elementary held a House Assembly. Our third and fourth-grade chorus performed their winter concert and the whole school enjoyed a holiday sing-along. Congratulations to Isibindi, the House of Courage, for being December's winning house!
Knowing that the needs of our students and their families may still be present over the break, we want to make sure that our community knows that, while the school is closed, Connected Community Schools is still working and able to connect with families to meet their needs. Each building will have a site coordinator on-site over the break. Site coordinators are not working on 12/23, 12/26 and 1/2. On-call CCS staff will be available 24/7.
We love to see collaboration between our schools! Students from Mr. Rathbone’s 8th-grade Advanced Technology class made Christmas ornaments and brought them to Mrs. Jones’s kindergarten class. The kindergarten students decorated the ornaments and got to take them home.
On Thursday, Mr. Hawes and Mrs. Wheelock went to the Mount Markham Elementary fourth-grade classrooms to give a presentation about hygiene. After the presentation, each student received a hygiene goodie bag with a toothbrush, toothpaste, a loofah and deodorant.
Deck the (School) Halls! Mount Markham CSD is getting ready for the holiday season. Check out some of the amazing decorations throughout our schools!
The Mount Markham High School Drama Club is excited to present their upcoming performance of "The Play That Goes Wrong" on Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th! Both performances are at 7:00 pm in the Mount Markham High School Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students and $25 for family. “Break a leg!” takes on a whole new meaning for a woefully misguided troupe of players at the Cornley University Society’s opening night performance of The Murder at Haversham Manor. An unconscious leading lady, a corpse who can’t play dead, a ruffled detective, and a word-mangling butler (among others) must battle against technical gaffes, forgotten lines and sabotaging scenery in a quest to arrive all in one piece at the final curtain call. Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, all mayhem, this 1920s whodunit is disastrously delightful.
Congratulations to Sarah Crave, Meaghan Weiss, Taylor Allen, Tanya king, Julie Stone, Marissa Winkler & Sheila Jones for being recognized with a Staff Shout-Out for their hard work on the Veterans Day event at the elementary! We appreciate your willingness to go above and beyond.