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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 >>
TEACHERS OF THE MONTH: Congratulations to Rachel Black for being selected Teacher of the Month for November. Mrs. Black and her aide Dorinda Daley have gone out of their way to work with challenging children and their families with a cheerful attitude and growth mindset. They think outside the box to put preventive strategies in place. Without their dedication and hard work, these students would not be as successful. Thank you Ms. Black and Ms. Daley! Tony Hackett has been ... more >>
NEWFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL PRESENTS: NEWFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL PRESENTS: Friday Nov. 10, at 7:00 PM Sat. Nov. 11, at 7:00 PM  Aiosa Auditorium Tickets  $5.00 at the door only Fiddler on the Roof JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)   more >>
APPLE FOR THE TEACHER: Congratulations to Lisa Miller for being a recipient of the 2017 Apple For The Teacher Award. Lisa was nominated by Danielle Everhart who wrote the following:   I would like to nominate Lisa Miller for the “Apple for the  Teacher Award”. Lisa is a 2nd grade teacher at Newfield Elementary School. She encourages, and facilitates an environment that her students learn well in, and she makes learning fun and exciting. She goes above and beyond to not only equip students ... 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 >>

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