#onemayfield was created during the 2016-2017 school year at Mayfield Woods, celebrating diversity, unity and community. 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 community member, and that we believe that our different perspectives, backgrounds and cultures make us stronger.
During the 2017-18 school year, we dedicated three days to 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, and each student at Mayfield Woods was given the opportunity to participate. #onemayfield and #onehoward worked together to create an opportunity for students and staff to come together in facilitated discussions 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 began to thoughtfully engage in dialogue dispelling the narrative that we can only connect through similarities or shared experiences. The event culminated with student input and suggestions for action that promote a more inclusive community.
We will host #onemayfield days again this year:
Further, throughout the year we will host #onemayfield days (in classrooms) on October 3, November 20, January 28, and April 5.
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 the scheduled date so that alternate arrangements can be made.