A Changing Campus: 1975-1993
The late 1970s and 1980s brought many changes and more growth to the campus. Administrators began to look to the future, developing long-range plans and building a committed board of trustees. Mayfield Junior School’s first Board of Trustees was established in 1975 with Mr. William Howell as Chair.
The layout and face of the campus began to change again significantly in the 1980s. The Pike Learning Center was added to the center of the campus in 1983 and in 1988 the Junior Building was remodeled providing a new computer lab and additional office space. In 1981, Mayfield Junior School joined with Mayfield Senior School to celebrate the 50th Golden Jubilee. Outreach efforts continued as students traveled to Tijuana to assist Holy Child Sisters, and committed their time and service to M.E.N.D. in Pacoima. Academic classes were creative and hands-on as students dissected frogs, glued chicken bones together for the infamous chicken projects, and built California Missions out of sugar cubes. Students worked together photographing and producing an annual yearbook and journalism classes published quarterly newsletters such as The Campus Quarterly and The Mustang Beat.
The arts and sports continued to play an important role in student life. Both boys and girls teams won several League championships in football and volleyball and seventh and eighth graders sang and danced each spring in musical productions such as Peter Pan, Bye-Bye Birdie and The Music Man. Mayfield Junior School continued to build community and bring families together through new traditions such as the Jog-a-thon, the spring Carnival and Grandparents’ Day.