Last year we started our #onemayfield campaign at Mayfield Woods, celebrating diversity, unity and community. Since its inception, we feel strongly that every single person who enters our doors will know that at Mayfield we value our diversity. We celebrate the uniqueness of each individual child, parent, staff member, and member of our community and we believe that our different perspectives, backgrounds and cultures make us stronger.
Three days this semester we are hosting grade level #onemayfield days, facilitated by folks from the HCPSS Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in partnership with the Howard County Government’s Department of Community Resources and Services. #onemayfield and #onehoward are working together to create an opportunity for students and staff to come together in a facilitated discussion designed to highlight, celebrate, and honor the differences that exist between us. We believe that to be a community known for civility and inclusiveness, we must first seek to understand and empathize with one another. During this event, our students and staff will begin to thoughtfully engage in dialogue dispelling the narrative that we can only connect through similarities or shared experiences. The event will culminate with student input and suggestions for action that promotes a more inclusive community.
Each student will participate in a 2.5 hour #onemayfield day. One day is dedicated to each grade, with half of the grade participating in the morning, and the other half of the grade participating in the afternoon, as follows:
October 19 - 7th grade
November 2 - 8th grade
December 14 - 6th grade
We believe these days are going to be a wonderful experience for our staff and students. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Shindel. If you would prefer that your child not participate, please contact Mrs. Shindel two days prior to your child’s scheduled date so that alternate arrangements can be made.