Mayfield High School Weekly Update

February 5, 2023

Congratulations Helen Suchy!!!!

Congratulations to our very own Helen Suchy for being recognized as the Ohio Speech and Debate Association Greater Cleveland District Coach of the Year. Last night, Mrs. Suchy was honored with the Fred Snook Award. This award recognizes Coach Suchy's passion, advocacy, perseverance and endurance in the area of speech and debate.

Coach Suchy re-envisioned Mayfield's program eight years ago. During that time, she has coached several state and national qualifiers and has made a positive impact on so many of our students.

We are blessed to have her as our coach and as a member of our Mayfield Family!

Scheduling (2023-2024)

Scheduling for the 2023-2024 school year is upon us! Students in grades 9-11 received a recorded schedule presentation this week from their school counselor. The Academic Planner is now open for all students to begin selecting courses. Students will have two weeks to select primary and alternative courses. The academic planner will be turned off on February 13th at 3:00 PM. Click on this link to see a copy of this year's course catalog. See Mr. Coury or your school counselor with any scheduling questions.

9th-grade course selection guide

10th-grade course selection guide

11th-grade course selection guide

12th-grade course selection guide

New Courses

Next school year, we will be offering the following new courses:

Broadcast Journalism

Multi-Media and 3D Design

Forensic and Medical Investigation (Honors option available)

Introduction to CAD Engineering Design (Honors option available)

Robotic Explorations (Honors option available)

Honors Capstone (12th grade Option)

We will also be offering a course called Wildcat Immersion in the following areas:

  • Business
  • Wellness
  • Community Service (Service Learning)
  • Community Solutions / Leadership

Wildcat Immersion is a series of project-based courses designed to develop student understanding and skills in a variety of areas, including: critical thinking, ethical decision-making, research and analytical skills, written and oral communication, and working within diverse groups.

The Wildcat Immersion courses have been developed to engage students in collaboration, encourage critical and creative thinking, explore a student’s curiosity, and develop communication skills. Furthermore, Wildcat Immersion includes multiple content areas and pushes the boundaries between them for a holistic approach to learning. The course topics will change from semester to semester, year to year in response to student interests and changing student needs.

Through the process of multiple projects, students acquire an understanding and appreciation of the course topic. The courses will develop key skills such as questioning, literature review, research, and more.

Students will:

• Develop a portfolio displaying their newly gained knowledge and skills.

• Utilize current and relevant technology will be used to acquire information, complete the problem-based projects, and communicate solutions.

• Be presented with problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills.

• Engage in formal reflection and collaboration throughout the course.

• Wildcat Immersion course will prepare Mayfield High School students

for their next steps through scholarship and personalization.

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School Day SAT - Wednesday, March 1st

On Wednesday, March 1st, juniors will be provided the opportunity by the state of Ohio to take the SAT at Mayfield High School for free. Juniors are not mandated to take the standardized assessment, but we highly encourage our students to participate. The test will take place from 7:45 AM - 1:00 PM.

Juniors will be the only students reporting to school on March 1st. Freshmen and Sophomores will be provided End of Course test preparation material to complete at home. Additionally, seniors are asked to complete their scholarship applications and any other college and career information needed to help make their transition smooth upon graduation.

If you have any questions regarding the SAT, please contact Mrs. Bourdakos-Yost ( or Mr. Michael Coury (

ZAPS ACT Test Prep Seminar

ZAPS will be at Mayfield High School to provide ACT Test Prep for any student interested. The seminar will take place on Friday, March 3rd from 8 AM - 2:00 PM. If you are interested sign up using the information below.
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Career, Military, and Trade Fair

On Wednesday, March 15th during 1st and 2nd periods, any 11th and 12th-grade students interested in learning more about potential career, military, or trade opportunities may attend our 2nd annual MHS Career, Military, and Trade Fair.

Our counseling office will provide more information in the next few weeks.

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Graduation Ceremony

Class of 2023,

You are now entering your final semester of high school. This semester will go by quickly. Make sure to take advantage of all of the opportunities that come your way as a senior.

Graduation information will be coming out shortly. The graduation ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 3rd at 2:00 PM at the Connor Palace Theater. Each graduate will receive 6 tickets. Graduates will not need a ticket (your cap and gown serve as your ticket). The ceremony will be over no later than 4:00 PM.

As part of our ceremony, we ask seniors to participate in our instrumental and vocal performances. If any of you are interested in participating in either of these opportunities, sign up by clicking on the appropriate link below. If there are any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Legan.

Instrumental Selection

Vocalist Selection

All form submissions must be completed by 3:00 PM on Friday, January 20th. Based on the level of interest, auditions may be necessary.

Local Scholarships

Local Scholarship Applications are now available on our Mayfield website. Be sure to check out all of the scholarships available by clicking on the link below:

We encourage ALL seniors to check out these scholarships and apply to as many as possible.

Follow all directions.

·Some scholarships need to be submitted in hard copy to Mrs. Valentino in the Athletic office, and others are sent via email-- this is clearly stated.

  • The deadline to submit is February 22nd at 3pm--unless otherwise stated

  • Use the Local Scholarship application available to you and if you need to submit the scholarship in hard copy (to Mrs. Valentino), simply populate the doc, save to your desktop, and print. If you need to submit it electronically, email an attachment to the email provided.

  • Some scholarships use their own application, this is clearly stated.

  • You MUST include a copy of your mid-year transcript for all applications

Some donors also want an attendance summary, and if they require this, we will send it separately.

  • Finally, be sure to check the scholarship link often. We continue to receive scholarships and when we do, we will update the post.
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AP Research Opt-Out Form

Opt-Out Form

This is an opt-out form for research participation for several Advanced Placement Research students’ projects. It contains important information about what to expect if you decide to allow your child to participate. Your child’s participation is voluntary. Please consider the information carefully. Feel free to ask questions before making your decision about whether or not your child can participate. If you decide that your child is not allowed to participate, you will be asked to sign this form and will receive a copy of the form.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Michael Coury or Mrs. Lacy Long-Goldberg

Mayfield High School Pay It Forward Room

Many of you have heard about our Pay It Forward Room at Mayfield High School. With the collaboration of our students, staff, and community members, items have been collected to help support our Mayfield Families. We have food, seasonal clothing, hygiene products, diapers, and shoes organized to give to any family in need. If you are interested in any of these items (free of charge), please contact 440-995-6810.

If you would like to learn more about it, please click on one of the links below:

Newsnet 5

Fox 8



Mayfield Students and Families,

One critical variable to a student's success in class is attendance. Please note that if a student misses 15 or more days of a class, credit may not be earned. If you or your child will be missing a significant amount of school, please reach out to your child's counselor and administrator to create a plan to support their needs.

Handbook Language:

Fifteen (15) days of absence from a class for a semester may result in failure to receive credit for the course unless an extension is necessary due to special circumstances. Circumstances that could result in extension beyond the 15-day limit:

▪ School related and school-approved activities

▪ Prolonged illness supported by a physician's statement

▪ Death in the family ▪ Exclusions from class or suspensions from school

▪ Observation of religion

▪ Emergency reasons presented to the administration

IMPORTANT: The purpose of this policy is not to withhold credit but rather to encourage students to attend school regularly in order to receive teacher instructions and to successfully complete their classes. Students are expected to arrange for make-up with the classroom teachers immediately after returning to school. Failure to do so could result in no credit being granted for any missed schoolwork.

Senior Talent Show

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Seniors: PTSO scholarship money is awarded to members of the Mayfield High School PTSO. The $20 Family Membership must be received by February 22nd to qualify. Follow this link to become a member.

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2nd Annual Rainbow Run

Mayfield High School's Student Council will be holding their 2nd annual Rainbow Run Saturday, June 10th at Highland Heights Community Park. All proceeds will go directly to Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital.

Please support this initiative by either participating in the event or by becoming a sponsor.

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Win a new Samsung 65” television, just in time for Super Bowl LVII! Click the flier below, or follow this link, to purchase tickets.

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Mayfield Vocal Music Fundraiser

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After Prom Fundraiser

Mayfield After Prom is once again running super bowl squares to help raise money to support our students during prom season. Please consider participating.
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Alumni Hall of Fame Nomination Form

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2022-2023 Yearbook

Place your order now for the 2022-2023 MHS Yearbook!

The 2022-2023 Yearbook is currently available for purchase. The sooner you place your order, the lower the cost.

August 1-September 30- $66.00

October 1-May 26- $77.00

Class of 2023 Yearbook Ads

Class of ’23 Senior Yearbook Ads:

Yearbook ads are a great way to celebrate your Senior’s success and reflect on the person your student has become. Show your pride and support your school at the same time.

Visit "Yearbook Ads" to create your Senior recognition ad. Don’t wait; last day to order is May 1, 2023!

Wildcat Spirit Store

We are excited to unveil our new online Wildcat Spirit Store. All orders will be directly shipped to your home. 25 % off sitewide for the grand opening

Daily Schedule

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2022-2023 School Calendar

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Infinite Campus Information

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Please be sure to report all absences to our attendance office by 8:30 AM each day by contacting Mrs. Spiccia (grades 9-12) 440-995-6915, Denise Kluk (Excel TECC) 440-995-6765, or through the Infinite Campus app.

Counseling Department 2022-2023

Pam Bobinski - 9th Grade


Rachel McBride
- 10th Grade

Hannah Grazia - 11th Grade


Mia Bourdakos - 12th Grade


Joe Hayes - Excel TECC

Deanna Paglio - Social Worker

Chromebook Repair Process

Step by Step

Step 1: Student fills out the Student Repair Form. The student will fill out this form indicating what repair is needed, their address, email address, school, grade level, and serial number of their device. The form can be found at the top of our website under Students->Chromebook Repair Form

Step 2: Within 24-48 hours, student will receive a shipping label and box from AGI Repair. All devices will be shipped (free 1-day shipping via FedEx)

Step 3: Student will place their damaged chromebook in the provided box and apply label to the box.

Step 4: Student/parent takes the provided shipping box to their local Fed Ex location or Fed Ex drop box. Please visit the local FedEx store, 6272 Mayfield Rd, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124, for shipping assistance/questions.

Step 5: AGI Repair will repair and ship the device back to the student's home. (approximately 4-7 days)

Step 6: MFCSD will cover the student's first repair. Fees will be automatically added for any additional repair (beyond the initial district covered repair) and issued for parent/guardian payment through Infinite Campus Parent Portal.


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Job Opportunities

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Important Dates

February 20th - No School (Presidents Day)

February 21st - No School (Teacher PD Day)

February 22nd - 8th Grade Parent Night 6:30 PM (Auditorium)

February 25th - Winter Formal 6:30 PM

March 1st - SAT School Day (Juniors Only)

March 1st - Winter Chorale Concert 7:00 PM (Auditorium)

March 3rd - Senior Talent Show 7:00 PM (Auditorium)

March 13th - PTSO Meeting (Upper Gym Suite)

March 23rd - End of the 3rd Quarter

March 24th - No School (Teacher Work Day)

March 25th - April 2nd - Spring Break

April 6th - No School (Staff PD Day)

April 7th - No School

April 14th - Musical 7:00 PM (Auditorium)

April 15th - Musical 7:00 PM (Auditorium)

April 15th - ACT

April 16th - Musical 2:00 PM (Auditorium)

April 21st - Musical 7:00 PM (Auditorium)

April 22nd - Musical 7:00 PM (Auditorium)

April 23rd - Musical 2:00 PM (Auditorium)

April 25th - National Technical Honor Society 7:30 AM (Auditorium)

April 26th - Spring Honors Assembly 7:30 AM (Auditorium)

April 28th - Cap and Gown Pick Up (Principals' Conference Room)

April 28th - 9th Grade Spring Fling (Dance) 7:00 PM

About Us

We are Mayfield High School, home of the Wildcats. We serve approximately 1300 students in grades 9-12 from Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Highland Heights, and Gates Mills.