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Weekly News Update - January 16, 2018

Medfield High School midyear exams are scheduled beginning this week on Thursday and Friday, January 18th and 19th, and Monday and Tuesday, January 22nd and 23rd.  See detailed information on the schedule posted HERE.

MHS Library Media Center UPDATE - Winter is a great time to catch up on leisure reading. Check the library homepage at medfieldhslmc.weebly.com to see new books added to the collection. Also, remember that digital magazines can be read at home. The same password used for databases will give you access to the digital magazines. Students and teachers should see the library staff with any questions. COMING SOON  - be sure to “Save the Date!” for our annual Cafe Read-a-Latte from March 5th through March 9th.

MEDFIELD MUSIC ASSOCIATION NOTES - Don’t miss the MHS A Cappella Night on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 7:00 pm in the Lowell Mason Auditorium!  Tickets at $10 each (one price) will be sold at the door, in addition to Park Street Books and online via www.medfieldmusicassociation.com. The night will feature special guest IC Voicestream from Ithaca College, plus our own MHSound and Blake A Cappella Group, as well as several a cappella groups from neighboring schools and programs, including Montrose School and Eva Kendrick Voice Studio right here in Medfield, plus Walpole, Westwood and Dover-Sherborn. It’s sure to be a fun and inspirational night of music!

FROM THE YEARBOOK STAFF We know this is a busy time of year, so we have decided to extend the deadline to design/purchase baby ads for the 2018 yearbook. The new deadline is FRIDAY, January 19. It is a fun tradition for families of MHS seniors to design/purchase baby ads to honor their soon-to-be graduates, and we want to make sure there is ample time to click on the following link and complete the process:

http://jostensadservice.com/?REF=A01095588.

Mark your calendar! The Senior Fashion Show is scheduled for Saturday, March 17th.  Members of the Class of 2018 will take to the runway to model the newest prom fashions.  This annual showstopper is a fun event for all MHS families. Please come to a PARENT VOLUNTEER MEETING on Tuesday, January 23rd, at 7:00 pm in the MHS cafeteria.  Volunteers are needed to help seniors select gowns, work the night of the fashion show and help with set-up. Parents of all classes are needed & welcomed.  Questions? Email Katie Scales (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Jeannie Walsh (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

CASH FOR YOUR TRASH There is a box top collecting box in the main office of the High School.  Although high schools are not able to receive the money from box top collections, the middle and elementary schools will be able to benefit.  So please send in any box tops you have lying around and perhaps keep a ziplock bag in the kitchen to collect new ones.  Then send them in every so often and they will be collected and given to the other schools.    Thank you so much for your support.

Box Tops

LOOKING AHEAD

Medfield High School’s Term 3 begins on Wednesday, January 24th. It is anticipated that Term 2 report cards will be visible on Aspen after school on Tuesday, January 30th..

FROM THE GUIDANCE OFFICE

Junior Future Planning Part 2: College Panel - February 8thOn Thursday, February 8th at 6:30 pm, the MHS guidance staff will host a College Panel with admissions representatives from Bentley, BC, Curry College, Hobart & William Smith, Roger Williams, and UMass. The panel will answer questions about the college admissions process. All juniors and their parents are invited to attend. (Snow date, February 15th.)

SAVE THE DATE!  The Medfield High School PROGRAM OF STUDIES NIGHT is scheduled for THURSDAY, MARCH 1st.  The program for incoming grade 9 parents will begin at 6:30 pm and the subsequent program for rising grade 10 - 12 parents will begin at 7:30 pm.  Watch for more information and emails regarding this important program in the weeks ahead.

MCPE UPDATE - Please save the date and get ready to bid!  Our annual Treasured Experiences Auction is around the corner.  We have over 130 items for your child to enjoy treasured time with a favorite educator, specialist or administrator!  Bidding opens on Thursday, January 25th at 9:00 am  and closes on Friday, February 2nd at 8:00 pm.  Keep an eye out for more details in the coming weeks and also our ad in the Hometown Weekly.

The Massachusetts Miss Amazing event is fast-approaching and will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Medfield High School! MA Miss Amazing is the state chapter of Miss Amazing, Inc., a national nonprofit, whose mission is to build self-esteem and improve social and communication skills for girls and women with disabilities. Please consider donating to this worthy cause to help make this special day the best it can be for our incredible participants. Massachusetts Miss Amazing is run entirely by volunteers, so all donations, no matter their size, are greatly appreciated and go directly into supporting the program. Donations can be made securely online at www.ma.missamazing.org or sent by mail to 7 Brastow Road, Medfield, MA 02052. If you’re interested in learning more about Miss Amazing or volunteering on the day of the event, visit our website at www.ma.missamazing.org and click on “Get Involved.” Please help make a difference for others and yourself! If you have any further questions, reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DID YOU KNOW that you can now follow us on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM (@medfieldhs) and on TWITTER (@MedfieldHS)?  You can also SUBSCRIBE to the PRINCIPAL’S BLOG for more in-depth news about what’s happening at MHS?  Check out the latest entry in Principal Robert Parga’s blog by clicking HERE.  To get email notifications of new postings, click on the pop up window in the lower right corner of the blog that says “FOLLOW” and subscribe.

To submit items to the WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE, please email MJ Ingram at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 8:00 AM on Monday mornings.

Weekly News Update - January 8, 2018

Congratulations to the cast, crew and directors of the MHS Theatre Society’s production of Medfield After Dark.  MAD is a comedy variety show written and directed by MHS seniors, the proceeds of which benefit the David E. Medeiros Scholarship and the MHS Theatre Society.  A round of applause to all involved and to the enthusiastic audience members who braved the frigid temperatures to catch this much anticipated annual event!

 

ALL MEDFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED on Monday, January 15th in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

 

MERRIMACK COLLEGE RESEARCH PROJECT

We sent a letter to all grade 9 and 10 parents on December 20th regarding the above project.  The letter from Merrimack College is posted here.  The email that accompanied the letter read as follows:

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please read the attached letter about a research project we are participating in which involves your child.  All 9th and 10th grade students will have the opportunity to participate in a survey, which is described within the letter.

Thanks, let me know if you have any questions.

Susan Cowell

MPS Wellness Content Specialist (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

MEDFIELD MUSIC ASSOCIATION NOTES

“Why continue with music…in Medfield and beyond?” At 7:30 pm, on Thursday, Jan. 11th (rescheduled from Jan. 9th) in the MHS Music Room adjacent to auditorium, this is the question three music alumni representing Band, Orchestra and Choir will answer for the benefit of both parents and students in all grades. The alumni guests will be Mark Volkin (2017), Cole Foster (2016) and Allegra Pericles (2015). All three are non-music majors who continue to stay involved in ensembles at the college level (with one recently marching in the Rose Bowl parade!). They will reflect on what kept them going through various challenges in school, and the benefits that participation in music provided – and still provides. The alumni remarks and Q&A are part of the MMA January meeting agenda that begins at 7:00 pm and will be held in the MHS Music Room adjacent to the auditorium. Other topics include upcoming events and activities, plus exciting news about sponsorships and overall fundraising. All are welcome!

 

FROM THE YEARBOOK STAFF

We know this is a busy time of year, so we have decided to extend the deadline to design/purchase baby ads for the 2018 yearbook. The new deadline is January 19. It is a fun tradition for families of MHS seniors to design/purchase baby ads to honor their soon-to-be graduates, and we want to make sure there is ample time to click on the following link and complete the process:

http://jostensadservice.com/?REF=A01095588. Happy New Year!

Thanks,

The Yearbook Staff

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD:

UPDATE:  The Medfield High School Site Council meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 16th at 3:15 pm has been CANCELLED.  The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 12th at 3:15 pm.

 

Medfield High School midyear exams are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, January 18th and 19th, and Monday and Tuesday, January 22nd and 23rd.  See detailed information on this schedule.

 

Don’t miss the MHS A Cappella Night on Tuesday, Jan. 16th at 7:00 pm in the Lowell Mason Auditorium!  Tickets are now on sale at Park Street Books and online via www.medfieldmusicassociation.com for $10 each for both adults and students. The night will feature special guest IC Voicestream from Ithaca College, plus our own MHSound and Blake A Cappella Group, as well as several a cappella groups from neighboring schools and programs, including Montrose School and Eva Kendrick Voice Studio right here in Medfield, plus Walpole, Westwood and Dover-Sherborn. It’s sure to be a fun and inspirational night of music! Check out this flyer.

DID YOU KNOW that you can now follow us on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM (@medfieldhs) and on TWITTER (@MedfieldHS)?  You can also SUBSCRIBE to the PRINCIPAL’S BLOG for more in-depth news about what’s happening at MHS?  Check out the latest entry in Principal Robert Parga’s blog by clicking HERE.  To get email notifications of new postings, click on the pop up window in the lower right corner of the blog that says “FOLLOW” and subscribe.  

To submit items to the WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE, please email MJ Ingram at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 8:00 AM on Monday mornings.

Weekly News Update - January 2, 2018

FROM THE YEARBOOK STAFF
We know this is a busy time of year, so we have decided to extend the deadline to design/purchase baby ads for the 2018 yearbook. The new deadline is January 19. It is a fun tradition for families of MHS seniors to design/purchase baby ads to honor their soon-to-be graduates, and we want to make sure there is ample time to click on the following link and complete the process:

http://jostensadservice.com/?REF=A01095588.

Happy New Year!

Thanks,
The Yearbook Staff


MHS THEATRE SOCIETY NEWS
Medfield High School Theatre Society's production of Medfield After Dark will be on January 6 at 7:00 pm. MAD is a comedy variety show written and directed by Medfield High School seniors.  Jam packed with energy and jokes, MAD is sure to entertain. Proceeds benefit the David E. Medeiros Scholarship and the MHS Theatre Society. Join us for a night of laughs while supporting two great causes. Tickets are available at the door and online at http://www.ticketstage.com/T/MEDFIELDHS


The Medfield High School PTO will meet on Wednesday, January 3 at 7:00 pm in the HS library.  All MHS parents are welcome to attend.


AP EXAM INFORMATION COMING IN THE NEW YEAR
All students enrolled in an AP course(s) will be able to register and pay for AP exams by visiting:  http://aptestservice.com/medfield. The cost for each exam is $100.  There is a late fee of $15 per test.  The window for test registration runs from January 5th--March 2nd, 2018. This month we will be meeting with students about AP exams to explain:

-The AP exam schedule

-Sending scores to colleges

-Eligibility for extended time

-Potential conflicts with exam and/or field trips

-Financial Aid

Please note: If paying for AP exams presents a hardship of any kind, please speak to your child’s guidance counselor.  For more information please see the AP Bulletin for Students & Parents here:
https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-student-bulletin-2017-18.pdf

For more detailed information, please read these additional documents:


MEDFIELD MUSIC ASSOCIATION NOTES
Meeting change:  The January 9th MMA meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 11th in the HS Music Room adjacent to the auditorium. Come hear what’s in store for the new year, and learn how you can get involved!

MHS A Cappella Night:  Tuesday, January 16th at 7:00 pm marks the premiere appearance of MHSound and visiting guest artists IC Voicestream from Ithaca College appearing in the MHS Lowell Mason Auditorium. A cappella groups from Montrose School and Westwood High School will also be performing, as will our Blake Middle School a cappella group. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door or online via www.medfieldmusicassociation.com. Tickets are $10 each for both adults and students; grade 4-12 choral students will receive information about free tickets. MHS A Cappella Night is generously sponsored by Needham Bank.

LOOKING AHEAD:
Medfield High School midyear exams are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, January 18th and 19th, and Monday and Tuesday, January 22nd and 23rd.  More details on the schedule for these days will be sent via email later today.


DID YOU KNOW that you can now follow us on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM (@medfieldhs) and on TWITTER (@MedfieldHS)?  You can also SUBSCRIBE to the PRINCIPAL’S BLOG formore in-depth news about what’s happening at MHS?  Check out the latest entry in Principal Robert Parga’s blog by clicking HERE.  To get email notifications of new postings, click on the pop up window in the lower right corner of the blog that says “FOLLOW” and subscribe.

 
To submit items to the WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE, please email MJ Ingram at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 8:00 AM on Monday mornings.