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Middle School Vice Commandant

Parents and Candidates,

Life always presents us with challenges and it is how we respond to these challenges which helps define us.  In true Maritime fashion I view this current challenge of the pandemic environment as an opportunity to see how flexible we can be, adult staff, parents and Candidates alike, and how well we can rise to the occasion.  Our mission remains unchanged; to educate our Candidates with the aim of instilling the values necessary to be productive citizens of our great country.


To meet this challenge we will be relying heavily on digital and online resources.  Please check teacher web-pages on our school website and your school email daily.  Assignments for all teachers are located in google classrooms and in-person and remote students alike can access, complete and submit their work in google classroom.  Please communicate with the teachers directly, preferably with email when possible, if you face any special challenges and we will work to come up with solutions to support you. 


At this point state assessments in English, Math and Science will be administered.  Remote students will be required to come into the school when these are administered in April, May and June respectively. Regents exams in Algebra 1 and Living Environment are still scheduled for June and remote students will have to come in for those as well.  



The Middle School Vice Commandant acts primarily as the Head of School for Middle School Operations and is the primary administrator to work with Middle School students and parents.  Additionally the Middle School Vice Commandant serves as the Chief Information Officer and Data Coordinator for both the High School and the Middle School.  In addition to fulfilling data requirements placed upon the school by NYSED, I work with faculty in analyzing data to drive instruction and to assist them in developing pre- and post-assessments for non-regents courses.  
I am in my 16th year here at Maritime and am the only staff member to have been here from the very beginning back in 2004, taking time away in 2008-2009 for military service in Afghanistan.  I fully embrace, and am driven to fulfill, the mission and vision of our school.  I truly consider it an honor to serve my community and country by doing my part to forge productive and engaged citizens.

Jon F. Mellott
Lieutenant Colonel, Armor, US Army Reserve
Phone (716) 898-2130 ext 3304
Please visit the link below to see some of the mechanisms we are using fulfill the mission and vision of the school.  This includes the tried, true and data supported Essential Teaching Practices, action plans, and the characteristics of a Model School.  Model Schools are schools which possess unique characteristics and which stand as an example to be followed by other schools.https://www.wnymcs.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1627429&type=d&pREC_ID=1767858