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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   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 >>
MAINTENANCE HERO: Steve Yaple, Facility and Security Manager at the Newfield Central School District received recognition as a nominee for the 2017 American Time Maintenance Hero Contest. Mr. Yaple received this recognition not only for his work as a district employee, but also for his volunteer efforts in the community and the school district. In addition to maintenance work, Mr. Yaple is an integral part of every theater production in the school, building sets, designing lighting and providing sound support.  ... more >>
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 more >>
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 ... more >>
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! more >>
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) ... more >>
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!!   more >>
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 ... more >>
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! more >>
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 ... 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 >>

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Dr. Cheryl Thomas, Superintendent
District Office
247 Main Street
Newfield, NY 14867

Phone: (607) 564-9955
Fax: (607) 564-0055

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