Mayfield High School Weekly Update

August 10, 2022

Welcome Back!

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!

Construction Update

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 comes to Mayfield High School from Shaker Heights High School where she served as an assistant principal. Before her time at Shaker, she served as the Assistant Principal of Instruction at Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Florida.

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

Ms. Irwin will be joining our English team this school year. After graduating from Mayfield High School In 2018, she studied English at The University of North Carolina, UNC Wilmington. She was hired to teach English at Southeast Area Technical High School in Castle Hayne, NC and now is excited to come home.

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

I am excited that Ms. Ochacki will be joining our music program. Last school year, Ms. Ochacki student taught under Mr. Treiber and was awarded the Oustanding Student Teacher Award from Cleveland State University. Ms. Ochacki will now help lead the Pride of Mayfield. Overall, she believes that music education is the vehicle to create lifelong learners and she is a huge advocate for the arts.

Jeremy Pilloff - Intervention Specialist

We welcome Mr. Pilloff to our Special Education Department. Mr. Pilloff brings an extensive resume with him where he has served over twenty years at CEVEC.

Deanna Paglio - Social Worker

Mrs. Paglio joins our counseling team. We are excited to have a social worker four days per week in addition to our Bellefaire services. Mrs. Paglio is excited to meet our students and to help them in any way possible. She is a tremendous resource for our high school.
We would also like to welcome the following members to our Mayfield High School Family:

  • Laurie Blood - Administrative Assistant

  • Luanne Bodnovich - Paraprofessional

  • Michelle Brunello - Paraprofessional
  • Lisa Hammond - Paraprofessional
  • Bob Prendergast - Paraprofessional
  • Laurie Schmid - Paraprofessional
  • Christine Bailey - Healthcare Paraprofessional

Daily Schedule

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2022-2023 School Calendar

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Starting Dates

Please make note of the following transition dates for each of the grade levels below.

9th Grade

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.

Excel TECC

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

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9th Grade Wildcat Focus Camp

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9th Grade Parent Orientation Night

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Meet the Teacher Night

Meet the Teachers Night: Thursday, September 8th

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.

21-22 Yearbooks

If you ordered a 2021 Mayfield High School yearbook, Jostens will be mailing them to your homes at the end of August.

Infinite Campus Information

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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) or Mr. Daniel Sapanaro (9th-grade assistant principal)

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

Chromebook Pick-up

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

Chromebook Pick-up:

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 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.

Bus Schedules

The bus schedule will be released on August 16th. Please use this link to access the transportation webpage.

Athletic Fliers

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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.

Important Dates

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)

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.