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FREE LUNCHES AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: The year started with free breakfast and free lunch for all elementary students on Thursday, September 8 th . This program will continue all year long. There are no income limits or restrictions. This program was made possible through the Community Eligibility Program (CEP). More information about this program can be found at http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/community-eligibility-provision .   more >>
Teacher of the Month for October: Mr. Andrew Battles was selected as Teacher of the Month for October. His excellent instruction in the classroom has helped students succeed in a difficult content area. His lessons are inspiring and engaging. Mr. Battles has also contributed to the Newfield Community by coordinating the Garden Project, which produced over 300 pounds of vegetables this past summer that were donated to the local Food Pantry. Congratulations and thank you for your dedication and hard work for the students and families ... more >>
Teacher of the Month for September: The Teacher of the Month for September is Amanda Birch. Mrs. Birch has enthusiastically embraced co-teaching and has been instrumental in redefining the instruction that takes place in resource room. Her dedication to the students and to the staff as well as her willingness to try new things makes her an inspiration to us all! more >>
Boiler Project Update: Out with the old and in with the new!  You've probably noticed the tent on the sidewalk in front of the elementary school.  This is the work zone where the old boilers have been removed and the new ones are ready to be installed.  more >>
CCR Labs in Session: The high school has College and Career Readiness (CCR) Labs every period of every day to help students complete work, learn study skills, and get prepared for work or college. The routine for the labs included using student planners to prioritize and select work, practicing presentations, working on SAT prep, Regents prep and/or Credit Recovery on a computer, taking a learning styles inventory and/or a college and career interest inventory. Multiple teachers are in the room, ready and available ... more >>
Common Core: Public schools in NYS are now beginning to implement the Common Core Standards. These are a thoughtful progression of learning expectations put together by a group of educators from across the United States. Forty-five of the fifty states have adopted them so far. In addition to getting students “college and career ready,” using Common Core Standards will help develop consistency in education for students who move from state to state or from district to district.    ... more >>
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 ... more >>
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 ... more >>
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' ... more >>
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 ... more >>
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 ... more >>
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 ... more >>
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! more >>
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! more >>
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:   more >>
NYSED Reviewing Newfield Special Education Program: The New York State Education Department's Office of Special Education has initiated a Special Education Programs and Services Focused Review in the Newfield Central School District during the 2016-2017 school year.  The purpose of this review is to assess the district's compliance with selected federal and State laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities. This type of review is conducted in 2-3 school districts in the Region every year as part of the ... more >>
DECEMBER TEACHER OF THE MONTH: The Administrative Team would like to recognize Mrs. Colleen Markle as teacher of the month for December. Mrs. Markle revamped the advisory program to give students the opportunity to start off on the right foot this year. She works with students during Lunch Bunch to help them catch up in their school work and stay ahead. She reaches out to outside agencies to support families and students in crisis. She is always available to listen, encourage and advise. Thank you, Mrs. Markle for all you do! more >>
Silent Art Auction: In case you haven't heard, the Newfield HS Art Club is currently hosting their annual  Silent Art Auction through the end of this week ,  on view in the hallway outside the high school library.    Over 40 handmade items are up for bid, all starting at only $1.00 .    There are some beautiful and unique works available, so please come take a look and help us spread the word. Bidding ends THIS FRIDAY! The collection includes drawings, paintings, ... more >>
FIRST GRADE FALL FESTIVAL: First Graders had a great time at the Fall Festival this year. Some of the activities they enjoyed were: relay races, face painting, pin the eyes on the monster and donuts on a string. A BIG thank you to the High School Students and parent volunteers who helped with the festival this year. We couldn’t have done it without them! more >>
OPERATION GRATITUDE: Ms. Miller’s 2 nd grade class has been very busy this month putting together a care package for deployed troops as part of the Operation Gratitude Program.  It is an organization that collects excess Halloween candy and distributes it to active troops, Veterans, new recruits and wounded soldiers. Each student donated some of their own Halloween candy along with toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss.  Not only did our students donate, but we also received donations from other staff ... more >>



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