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SCHOOL BOARD APPRECIATION SCHOOL BOARD APPRECIATION:   Thank you to our local School Board members for their tireless dedication and service to the community! 2017-18 Board of Education Jennifer Pawlewicz, President Missy Rynone, Vice President James Grochocinski Meng-Wei Hsu W. Scott Jackson Linda Korbel Jeremy TenWolde
Music Students Accepted into Honors Ensembles Music Students Accepted into Honors Ensembles: The Newfield Music Department is pleased to congratulate the following choral and band students on their participation in select regional groups. Four students were accepted into the 2017 Junior Area All-State Band and Chorus ensembles. These students were accepted based on their previous year’s NYSSMA Solo scores and will get to participate in a performing ensemble with other elite music students in grades 7 through 9 from across Central New York. Sophia ...
Newfield featured at Mark's Pizzeria Newfield featured at Mark's Pizzeria: The Newfield Central School District is featured on a prominent wall at Mark’s Pizzeria in Ithaca, thanks to manager Kris O’Rourke – a Newfield graduate. Be sure to stop by and check it out!
Hurricane Harvey Supply Drive Hurricane Harvey Supply Drive: The Newfield Schools will be one of the drop off locations for donations for the victims of Hurrican Harvey sponsored by the United Way of Tompkins County on Saturday, September 9th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Some items that are being accepted are: hand-held snack items (granola bars, peanut butter crackers, protein bars, etc.) Pop-top ready-to-eat items (canned meats, applesauce, vegetables, fruit cups) Shelf-stable pantry items (peanut butter, jelly, tuna, chili, beef stew and soup) ...
CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST WINNERS CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST WINNERS: Rachel Frank (gr. 12) and Sebastian Rainbow (gr. 7) were honored Friday, June 2 nd at a reception at TST BOCES for the regional Creative Writing Contest.  Their work was chosen from over 300 submissions from the 9 component districts in this region.   Rachel won first place in the story category and Sebastian won first place in the essay category.  Congratulations Rachel and Sebastian!!  
S.O.S. CHAIN & COLOR RUN S.O.S. CHAIN & COLOR RUN: Sources of Strength At a recent meeting of Newfield High School’s Sources of Strength (SOS) club, the group linked together hundreds of strips of paper into a massive paper chain.  The strips were filled out by high school students during the Sources of Strength Week in May. Each morning during homeroom, SOS highlighted one of the sources of strength (i.e. Monday was Positive Friends, Tuesday was Trusted Adults/Mentors, Wednesday was Family Support, etc.). Students then took a "Positive ...
RED PAW SENDOFF RED PAW SENDOFF: The elementary school  had its thank you send-off with the Cornell Hockey Red Paw Program volunteers. Some of these athletes have volunteered every semester for the past four years!!  Students and hockey players had a few rounds of kickball, followed by a special presentation at the May PBIS assembly. The rising-senior goalie, Hayden Stewart, gave a motivational speech to the kids about positive attitude, perseverance and helping others. It was wonderful!
MAY TEACHER OF THE MONTH MAY TEACHER OF THE MONTH: Congratulations to Jill Green for being selected as teacher of the month for May. Mrs. Green has some amazing qualities, but her greatest quality may be her enormous heart. Every day she shows her students (and team members) that she cares about them. It’s the reason so many of her former students come to visit her whenever they can. Mrs. Green is able to make connections with even the most challenging students. Her love of our school and this community are what inspired the fundraiser for ...
FESTIVE TESTING FESTIVE TESTING: Thanks to Mrs. Millier, the testing atmosphere at the elementary school was very festive. She brought in balloons and put them throughout the hallways with the message, “You Rock!” The sixth grade team:  Mr. Gavurnik, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Hawke, Mrs. Ching and Mr. Holm, wore neon during the ELA state testing  in order to remind students to highlight the text evidence! There were very few opt-outs at this level so we almost made our goal of 100% participation. This ...
APRIL TEACHER OF THE MONTH APRIL TEACHER OF THE MONTH: We are pleased to announce Ms. Alison Grunder as our Teacher of the Month for April 2017.  Ms. Grunder has strived this year to ensure students around the building learn how to avoid destructive decision making.  She is especially adamant about incorporating this philosophy into her coaching of volleyball and indoor track.  Ultimately, her efforts will culminate this month with a SADD pledge drive and guest speaker who will discuss the perils of distracted driving.  Congratulations ...
SAFETY AWARD SAFETY AWARD: SAFETY EFFORTS EARN Newfield Central School District UTICA NATIONAL'S SCHOOL SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARD March 14, 2017 - Binghamton, New York - Newfield Central School District is one of l36 school districts and Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in New York State to receive the Utica National Insurance Group's "School Safety Excellence A ward" for 2017 at the Titanium with honors level. The honor is presented annually and recognizes school districts' ...
DAMN YANKEES DAMN YANKEES: (Please note time and date changes below due to last week's basketball tournament.) Batter up! The cast, crew, pit orchestra, and production team of "Damn Yankees" is on deck and ready to hit one out of the park! Based on the novel, The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, this musical comedy combines America’s favorite national pastime with the popular Faust legend. Joe Boyd (Jake Brown) is a middle-aged, happily married, obsessive baseball fan who is distraught over the ...
SECTION IV CHAMPS! SECTION IV CHAMPS!: Congratulations to Newfield’s varsity boys basketball team who are Section IV Champions and NYS Regional Champions!   Congratulations on a successful season! We are so proud of the sportsmanship and skill of the varsity boys' basketball team.  Go Trojans! Update from Coach Bubble (3/7): First and foremost, I want to thank you all for the love and support you have shown to the Boys Basketball program this year. We will do our best to make ...
MARCH TEACHER OF THE MONTH MARCH TEACHER OF THE MONTH: Ms. Hannah Birdsall is the recipient of the Teacher of the Month Award for March. Ms. Birdsall expects all students to do well and has implemented creative ideas to help them achieve their potential. Although Ms. Birdsall is new to us this year, she has blended well with the rest of the team. She quickly recognizes needs and finds a solution without having to be told what to do. For example, she has taken the initiative to stay after school to help students and she reaches out to families in order ...
FEBRUARY TEACHER OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY TEACHER OF THE MONTH: The prestigious Teacher of the Month Award goes to Mrs. Suzie Taylor for February. Mrs. Taylor is very involved in all aspects of the school community. She is a member of the PTA and has been a mentor for new teachers. Mrs. Taylor took up the challenge to integrate her class with the Racker Center class this year and has persevered through many obstacles. She is the quintessence of the “best of the best” in Newfield. Congratulations Mrs. Taylor!
JANUARY TEACHER OF THE MONTH JANUARY TEACHER OF THE MONTH:   We are delighted to announce that Ms. Liz Goodwin was selected as Teacher of the Month for January 2017. Ms. Goodwin has revitalized the CCR Lab at the high school. She is an excellent collaborator, reaching out to all of the teachers in order to keep everything up-to-date in the lab. Her vision and passion for learning is passed along to her students every day. She has also created and maintains a fabulous web page. Congratulations, Ms. Goodwin!
GINGERBREAD HOUSES GINGERBREAD HOUSES: The annual gingerbread house building project has been completed!  Students and staff look forward to this two-day project each year.  Parents, grandparents and volunteers help with the construction and decoration of these sweet confections.  Take a look:  

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Dr. Cheryl Thomas, Superintendent
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