In November, the Madison County School Board voted to implement full-day kindergarten districtwide, joining the overwhelming majority of Kentucky school districts that offer full-day kindergarten, including neighboring Berea Independent Schools.
Most stakeholders agreed, as indicated during meetings and through a community survey, that full-day kindergarten was necessary to advance early childhood education in the county. However, the historic decision also meant students from one Richmond elementary school would have to transfer.
While Friday was the last day of school for all students, it was the very last day students will attend Mayfield Elementary as a P-5 school.
In the fall, it will open as one of the district’s four full-day kindergarten academies, housing approximately 450 to 475 kindergarteners from the White Hall, Glenn Marshall, Kit Carson and Daniel Boone elementary school zones. A few kindergarteners from the Kirksville zone also will attend Mayfield.
Dr. Shelly Boulden, Mayfield’s principal, will remain to lead the kindergarten academy.
The other academies will be housed at Kingston and Waco outside Richmond and Shannon Johnson in Berea.
What we love about Mayfield - Students reflect on elementary school
“Kindergarten at Mayfield was so much fun! The nice teachers helped us learn how to respect each other, read books and do math. We made new friends. We will miss Mayfield!!”
- Mrs. Wason’s kindergarten class
“I like Mayfield. I will never forget what you have done for me. This is the best school. The principal is nice.”
- Cameron Wilson,First-grade Panther
“Mayfield means a lot of things like friendship and really nice teachers.”
- Mason Harnery, First-grade Panther
“It is an important part of my life. It’s a very good school. I like it because all the teachers and students are nice.”
- Dashoni Ellington,Second-grade Panther
“Mayfield lets us learn and do neat things.”