Mayfield High School Weekly Update
August 10, 2022
I hope that all of you had a fun and relaxing summer. The beginning of each school year brings excitement, a renewed focus, and a clean slate. I challenge all of our students, staff, and families to make this the best year possible. Four years go by fast! We are reminded of this each spring as we celebrate each graduating class. Take advantage of every course offered, extracurricular opportunities, dances, athletic contests, musicals, volunteer options, and more. These opportunities will help you grow holistically and help steer you on your path beyond your high school years.
Mayfield is a special place. We have a supportive community and Board of Education. I could not be more proud as a Mayfield Alum and staff member.
I look forward to opening our doors to the Class of 2026 on Thursday, August 25th and to the Classes of 2023, 2024, and 2025 on Friday, August 26th. Let's make this a special year!
As our students walk into the building this school year, they will notice a few significant changes.
- Completion of the 9-10 Option space
- Addition of a new open learning space and athletic suite (old upstairs boys' locker room)
- New locker rooms (old girls' locker room - wood gym)
- New addition to Wildcat Sport and Fitness
- Elevator added to Wildcat Sport and Fitness
- New Fabrication Lab (Science Wing)
- Interactive Media and Information Technology moved to the Innovation Center
In addition to these changes, the construction of a new main entrance to Mayfield High School will begin in late fall and will be completed by the summer of 2023.
Welcome to the Mayfield Family
Michael Coury - Associate Principal for Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development
Mr. Coury joins Mayfield High School from Garfield Heights where he served as the Coordinator of Data and Accountability and previously served as the Curriculum Consultant at the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio. Before this, he served as a curriculum consultant at the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio and the Principal of both Copley High School and Waterloo High School & Middle School.
Mr. Coury and his wife, Brittany have four young children ages 1 to 11, Adalee, Elias, Arwen, and Josephine, along with a dog named Ducky. In his free time, Mr. Coury enjoys spending time with his family at the park, the Great Lakes Science Center, or riding bikes around the neighborhood. He also loves to cook, play games, and fix stuff around the house.
Jacquelyn Baker - Assistant Principal for Student Affairs (grades 11-12)
Ms. Baker moved back to Ohio to be closer to family, especially her mother, who she added, “was my first teacher and is a retired educator.” She enjoys playing sand volleyball, occasionally practicing her golf swing at the driving range, and taking walks with her dog, Darwin
Daniel Sapanaro - Assistant Principal for Student Affairs (grades 9-10)
Mr. Sapanaro joins Mayfield High School from Braden Middle School where he served as Principal for the last four years. While at Braden Middle School Mr. Sapanaro implemented mastery learning and teaching to engage students in real-world problems impacting and involving the community.
He and his wife, Jen, have three young children, Daniel, Teddy, and Isabella, along with a Goldendoodle puppy named Leo. For fun, Mr. Sapanaro enjoys spending time with friends and family, including his Dad, a Mayfield alumnus, coaching his children's sports teams, playing at the gym, and working on cars.
Lauren Irwin - English
Lauren is a genuine, energetic, and creative person who believes in the power of relationships and hands-on learning. Mayfield is lucky to add such a talented individual to our English department.
Paige Ochacki - Band
Laurie Blood - Administrative Assistant
Luanne Bodnovich - Paraprofessional
- Michelle Brunello - Paraprofessional
- Lisa Hammond - Paraprofessional
- Bob Prendergast - Paraprofessional
- Laurie Schmid - Paraprofessional
- Christine Bailey - Healthcare Paraprofessional
2022-2023 School Calendar
The Class of 2026 will be welcomed to the high school on Thursday, August 25th. They will be the only grade level present. Our 9th-grade students will follow the traditional bell schedule and will attend each of their classes. We request that all 9th-grade students get dropped off at Wildcat Stadium on Thursday, August 25th by 7:30 AM. At that time, the Class of 2026 will walk into the building together as a class.
9th-grade students will also report to school on Friday, August 26th
10th, 11th, and 12th Grade
The first day for students in grades 10-12 will be Friday, August 26th.
Please note that all Excel TECC programs housed through Mayfield (CADD, CBI, Cosmetology, Construction Trades, Environmental Education, Fire/EMS, ITP, Interactive Media, Medical Technologies) will start on Thursday, August 25th.
Excel TECC Students
Attention students in Excel TECC programs. Just a reminder about program starting dates and the expectation that when your program starts, you are expected to be in attendance and bussing will be provided from Mayfield HS to your program and back to Mayfield HS. For a list of programs and starting dates, please see below. Should you have any questions, please reach out to Excel TECC Director, Nate Bishko, at 440-995-6751 or email@example.com.
9th Grade Wildcat Focus Camp
9th Grade Parent Orientation Night
Meet the Teacher Night
Parents will follow their child's schedule to meet our expert, caring teachers and to learn about their exciting learning plans for the year ahead. The program begins at 6:00 PM with 1st period and concludes at 7:48 PM. Parents can access their child's schedule through the Infinite Campus App.
Infinite Campus Information
Annual Update - Online Registration
The Annual Update OLR is now open and ready for you to complete for the 22-23 school year.
The Annual Update OLR is REQUIRED for a parent/guardian to complete BEFORE the first day of school, to ensure the school has the most current and accurate information for each student.
Please click on this link for a step-by-step guide on completing the update.
If you do not have access to a computer or a scanner (needed to upload required Immunization records), Mayfield City Schools has provided a KIOSK with a computer and scanner located at the Board of Education on SOM Center Rd. Please call Laura Cantrell at 440-995-7243 to make an appointment to use the KIOSK.
Wildcat Focus Days
Wildcat Focus days are scheduled throughout the school year to help provide a smooth transition for our 9th-grade students. During these days, the Class of 2026 will engage in team-building activities designed by our Wildcat Focus Mentors (11th and 12th-grade students) to further develop the students' habits of mind. Other than the first scheduled day, all other days are 1/2 day Wildcat Focus Days. Students will then be dismissed to their academic courses for the remainder of the school day. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Tina Monastero (Wildcat Focus Advisor) firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Daniel Sapanaro (9th-grade assistant principal) email@example.com
Friday, September 16 (All-Day)
Friday, October 21st (Periods 1-4)
Friday, November 18th (Periods 5-8)
Friday, January 27th (Periods 1-4)
Friday, February 17th (Periods 5-8)
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
Devices for the 2022-2023 school year will be distributed to all 9th-grade students on August 17th & 18th. Chromebooks will be issued via contact-less curbside pickup at the high school bus loop. Parents will receive a device release agreement through DocuSign to expedite this process. Please make sure to sign this release before August 10th. If you have any Chromebook login issues, please contact Mrs. Ruth Miozzi firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, August 17th: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Thursday, August 18th: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
For any 9th-grade student or student new to the Mayfield district who cannot pick up their Chromebook on the scheduled dates, please contact Mrs. Laura Kraft, counseling secretary, to schedule a time to pick up your device email@example.com or 440-995-6820.
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.
August 15th - Wildcat Focus Camp (incoming 9th-grade students) Noon - 6:00 PM
August 15th - 9th-grade parent orientation (6:00 PM) HS Auditorium
August 25th - First Day of School for Freshmen
August 26th - First Day of School for Students in Grades 10-12
September 5th - Labor Day (No School)
September 6th - Club Fair (10 AM - 1 PM)
September 7th - Senior College Planning Night (6:30 PM - Cafeteria)
September 8th - Open House (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
September 10th - ACT
September 16th - Wildcat Focus Day (Full Day - 9th Grade Students)
September 18th - Powder Puff Football Game 6:30 PM (Wildcat Stadium)
September 20th - Homecoming Parade and Bonfire 6:30 PM
September 21st - Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 6:30 PM (Cafeteria)
September 23rd - Staff PD Day (No School)
September 24th - Homecoming Dance (8:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
September 26th - Rosh Hashana (No School)
September 27th - Picture Day (Grades 9-11)
September 28th - College & Military Fair (Wood Gym)
October 5th - Yom Kippur (No School)
October 7th - ZAPS ACT Bootcamp
October 14th - NEOEA Day (No School)
October 21st - Wildcat Focus Day (Periods 1-4)
October 26th - Fall Choir Concert (7:00 PM - Auditorium)
October 27th - End of 1st Quarter
October 28th - Teacher Work Day (No School)
November 5th - SAT
November 11th - Staff PD Day (No School)
November 18th - Wildcat Focus Day (Periods 5-8)
November 22nd - Parent Teacher Conferences (3:00 PM - 9:30 PM)