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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>

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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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