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Weekly News Update - April 23, 2018

The MHS Site Council meeting originally scheduled for Monday, April 23rd has been CANCELLED.  The next meeting date is Monday, May 21, 2018.

FROM THE GUIDANCE OFFICE

Upcoming Career Speakers

Sports Broadcaster for Boston College: Wednesday, April 25th during 2nd and 3rd readings in the library

Veterinarian: Friday, April 27th during 2nd and 3rd readings in the library.   * Check your email to fill out the Google Form to RSVP!

Advanced Placement Exams PRE-REGISTRATION - The AP Exam window is approaching!  In the next month we will be having pre-registration sessions for all AP students.  These sessions help save time on test day. Students need to bring a #2 pencil. If any student is not available during their reading periods, please see Mr. Ormberg in the guidance office.

LAST NAMES A-K:  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25th in ROOM 125 DURING READING PERIODS

LAST NAMES L-Z:  TUESDAY, MAY 1st in ROOM 125 DURING READING PERIODS

Best of luck and a safe journey to all of our talented MHS band, orchestra and chorus members as they head off to New York City and Philadelphia to compete in a music festival and see the sights later this week.  Good luck as well to the MHS Jazz Choir which will be attending the MAJE Vocal Jazz Festival on Wednesday!  GO WARRIORS!

Prom Bus Tickets on sale at lunches on April 30, May 1st and May 2nd:  As Promposals are happening all around town, we know that transportation plans for the big day will be a concern.  Well, stop your worrying and your search for an expensive limo because the MHS PTO has it figured out once again. Plan to jump on board with all your friends and classmates and take SAFE, FUN, INCLUSIVE and AFFORDABLE transportation to the prom this May.  Coach busses will depart for Gillette from the high school at 6:45 pm on the 11th, so be sure to arrive early to take pictures with all of your classmates. Round trip tickets are just $20 each and can be purchased at all lunches on Monday, April 30th – Wednesday, May 2nd.  Cash or checks made payable to MHS PTO will be accepted.  SPACE IS LIMITED and tickets will be sold on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis.  Don’t miss out on this school tradition and all the fun! If you have any questions, please contact Heidi Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

WORK PERMIT APPLICATIONS - As students look for summer jobs...just a reminder that the Work Permit application for 14-17 year olds is now available on our home page at medfield.net.  Just click on the “Forms and Documents” folder in the lower right of the page and choose the “Medfield High School” tab.  There is a link to the application form which can be downloaded, printed and filled out before you come to the guidance office for the permit.  It will save time and an additional trip to the MHS for the this form.

ALL NIGHT GRADUATION PARTY UPDATE - Look for the blue ANGP flyer in your mailbox this week.  Parents of underclassmen, please help us make the night a success with a donation. Soon it will be your student’s turn to celebrate in a safe and substance free environment.  You can send a donation to MHS All Night Graduation Party, P.O. Box 38, Medfield, MA 02052 or contribute online at medfieldhspto.org.  Our goal is to keep ANGP strong and vibrant for many years to come. Thank you, Tracy Fedak and Tracey Rogers - ANGP Co-chairs

ANGP Decorating Workshop, Wednesday, 6:30pm-9:30pm, MHS cafeteria - Lend a hand and see what is in-store for the Class of 2018 on June 3rd. Workshops are every Wednesday through May 30th.  

LOOKING AHEAD:

MEDFIELD MUSIC ASSOCIATION NOTESDon’t miss this year’s Jazz Night with extra-special guest artist and vocalist/saxophonist Grace Kelly! The annual Medfield event, presented once again by Needham Bank, will be held May 4th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Tickets are an all-admission price of $10 in advance (through May 3rd), and $15 at the door.They are on sale at Park Street Books, Needham Bank and online at https://bit.ly/2GJTzeI (also posted on medfieldmusicassociation.com).  At age 25, Grace Kelly is a high-energy performer who will bring unparalleled energy to the Medfield High School Lowell Mason Auditorium as she performs with Medfield HS and Blake Jazz Ensembles. Plans are also developing for an inspirational Q&A during open rehearsals where students and audience members can learn more about her career launched at age 7, and has since taken Kelly around the world and on the stage with a long list of prominent artists. Read more about Grace Kelly at http://www.gracekellymusic.com/.

Jazz Night volunteers and post-concert reception food items are also needed. All are welcome to sign up here:

Volunteer:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e49a9af2da75-jazz3

Reception food:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4faaad23a6ff2-medfield

Jazz Night proceeds support the entire Medfield Music Program across K-12. The event is supported in part by a grant from the Medfield Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, as well as local business sponsors Park Street Books, Brothers Marketplace and Clay Family Dealerships.

On Friday, May 4th, at Dover-Sherborn High School, Challenge Success co-founder, Dr. Denise Pope, will be speaking alongside renowned psychologist and author, Dr. Brad Sachs on the topic of “Good Enough Parent, Good Enough Child.” Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by clicking HERE.

Comedy Night – Friday, May 4, (doors open at 8:00, show starts at 9:00) at American Legion.  Enjoy a night of laughs and help support Friends of Medfield Lacrosse! Lineup of locally and nationally known comics include Christine Hurley, Dan Crohn, and Graig Murphy.  Advance tickets $40. Reserved table of 10 $400. Tickets at door $45. To purchase tickets go to Venmo@FOMLacrosse; cash or checks (payable to FOML) send to Halle Neeb, 32 Sawmill Lane.  For more details, go to friendsofmedfieldlacrosse.weebly.com.

Attention all past students of Dale St. School’s Mrs. Kathy Curran​: Mrs. Curran is retiring!  After many years of teaching, the one-and-only Kathy Curran is retiring. Would you like to be part of her farewell? There is a digital book that is being created for her gift, so please consider sending along a “Thank You!” Options could include a picture, note, letter, movie, or anything else you have in mind! Your thank you can be sent to Dale Street School by mail (addressed to Mrs. Barrett) or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 1st.  *Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 15th (3:15-4:15 pm) at the Dale Street Cafe to surprise Mrs. Curran and to say goodbye in person! Hope you’ll be part of this farewell!

MCPE UPDATE

The MCPE is currently accepting nominations for the Robert C. Maguire "Global Perspectives in Education" Award. This award is given annually to a staff member who inspires students to look beyond the town of Medfield and expand their horizons. Learning about the global community could include efforts in world history, politics, science, technology, literature, mathematics, economics, sociology, anthropology and more. If your child has been enriched by such a teacher, please visit our website www.medfieldcoalition.org to complete the nomination form. Deadline for submissions is April 27.

Our annual teacher recognition "Blue Ribbon" giving campaign is happening now. If you would like to make a donation in recognition of some of the fantastic educators in your child's life, please visit our website and seek 'blue ribbon'. Submission deadline is 5/31/18.

REGISTER NOW for New Life's 5k Fundraising Run/Walk

Do you LOVE the Angel Run? Then we think you’re going to LOVE New Life Furniture Bank’s "1st Annual New Life 5k Trail Run". This fundraising event will be held at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 5th at the scenic Medfield State Hospital grounds. The New Life 5k Trail Run is open to the public, and all ages are encouraged to run, jog or walk in this family event not to be missed! Registration is open! There are only 40 free t-shirts left! To register or for additional information, go to newlifefb.org. ON-LINE REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 3RD.

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 - April 9, 2018

Tuesday, April 10th is a Teacher Professional Day  and a NO SCHOOL day for students. JUST A REMINDER that all Medfield Public Schools will be closed for VACATION WEEK, April 16- 20.  Classes resume on Monday, April 23rd.

On Wednesday, April 11th beginning at 7:00 pm, the music department will present an ALL CHORUS EXTRAVAGANZA featuring talented vocalists from grades 4 - 12.   The concert will take place in the Blake Middle School gym

Term 3 report cards will be visible through the Aspen portal by the end of the school day on Wednesday, April 11th.

Don’t make dinner on Tuesday, April 10th!  Buy it that night at the Italian Groceria between 5:00 and 8:00 pm.  A portion of all sales during that time will help support the Girls JV and Varsity SOFTBALL programs at Medfield High School.

ALL NIGHT GRADUATION PARTY 2018

ANGP Wednesday Decorating Workshops:  Stop by this Wednesday and lend a hand at our decorating workshop.  Parents from all classes are needed to help us get ready for our June 3rd celebration for the Class of 2018. Stay for the whole session or give us an hour. No crafting or decorating experience is required! (6:30-9:00 pm, MHS cafeteria, Wednesdays through May 30th)

MHS STUDENTS GO GLOBAL!

During the school vacation week, 44 Medfield High School Visual Arts and Latin students will be travelling to Italy and 17 Mandarin students will be heading to China.  We wish all of our travelers safe journeys and unforgettable experiences in these fascinating countries.

AP PRE-REGISTRATION

With the AP Exam window approaching!  In the next month we will be having an AP Pre-Registration for all AP students.  This session helps save time on test day. Students need to bring a #2 pencil. If any student is not available during their reading periods, please see Mr. Ormberg in the guidance office.

LAST NAMES A-K: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25th in ROOM 125 DURING READING PERIODS

LAST NAMES L-Z: TUESDAY, MAY 1st in ROOM 125 DURING READING PERIODS

Have you read Principal Robert Parga’s latest blog entry?  Click HERE to check it out! Our Guidance department has a new blog entry as well.  You can view it by clicking HERE.

YEARBOOK

Be sure to purchase the 2018 yearbook soon, as only a certain number of copies will be printed. In fact, the last of the printing will take place in May, so you don't want to miss out on ordering your very own copy! The current and final price is $100. It is worth it, though, as it is 240 pages of full color, good times, and fun memories! Just click on the following link to order: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01095588.

ZULLO GALLERY STUDENT-FACULTY ART EXHIBIT

For the twenty-third year, the Zullo Gallery, in collaboration with the K-12 Visual Arts faculty of the Medfield Public Schools, is hosting its Annual Student-Faculty Art Exhibit. The Zullo Gallery offers a fantastic opportunity for a deserving student artwork to receive special notice by our community in a professional gallery setting. Approximately 60 artworks are chosen throughout the district and they will be on display alongside faculty work. This year’s exhibit will be held from March 31st  through April 22rd. The opening reception for the exhibit will take place on Thursday, April 12th from 5:30-7:00 pm at the Zullo.

The Zullo Gallery is open every Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon until 5:00 pm as well. Over the course of the exhibit, the Zullo Gallery is typically visited by hundreds of viewers, enjoying the display of our wonderful student artwork.

BELLE OF THE BALL

Gabby Christo, MHS freshman, would like to give a huge thank you to everyone that donated prom dresses for Belle of the Ball.  95 dresses were collected, dry cleaned and available on their Boutique Day. If you are not familiar with Belle of the Ball, it is an organization that collects prom dresses and donates them to girls in need.  Anton’s dry cleans each dress free of charge. Gabby had a chance to meet Mr. Anton, Jr. during the set-up on Friday and heard first hand why he started taking up the collection, which has been in existence since 2005.  Simply stated, everyone should be able to attend their prom in style!

LOOKING AHEAD:

MEDFIELD MUSIC ASSOCIATION NOTES

Tickets are now on sale for Jazz Night with extra-special guest artist and vocalist/saxophonist Grace Kelly!   At age 25, Grace Kelly is a high-energy performer who will bring unparalleled energy to the Medfield High School Lowell Mason Auditorium as she performs with Medfield HS and Blake Jazz Ensembles. Plans are also developing for an inspirational Q&A during open rehearsals. “Grace Kelly has an electric charisma on-stage that instantly ignites the room,” says band leader Jon Batiste, band leader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, on which Grace has performed. Grace Kelly’s 10th CD Trying To Figure It Out, was voted #2 Jazz Album of the Year in the 2016 Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll. You can read more about Grace Kelly at http://www.gracekellymusic.com/.

The annual Medfield Jazz Night event, presented once again by Needham Bank, will be held 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Friday, May 4. Tickets are an all-admission price this year of $10 in advance (through May 3), and $15 at the door. This week, tickets can be purchased before the start of Band-O-Rama (7:00 pm, Monday, April 9) or Choral Extravaganza (7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 11), both in the Blake Gym.  Tickets are also on sale at Park Street Books, Needham Bank and online at https://bit.ly/2GJTzeI.

Jazz Night proceeds ultimately support the Medfield Music Program across K-12 encompassing all music curriculum. The event is supported in part by a grant from the Medfield Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, as well as local business sponsors Park Street Books, Brothers Marketplace and Clay Family Dealerships.

Comedy Night – Friday, May 4, (doors open at 8:00, show starts at 9:00) at American Legion.  Enjoy a night of laughs and help support Friends of Medfield Lacrosse! Lineup of locally and nationally known comics include Christine Hurley, Dan Crohn, and Graig Murphy.  Advance tickets $40. Reserved table of 10 $400. Tickets at door $45. To purchase tickets go to Venmo@FOMLacrosse; cash or checks (payable to FOML) send to Halle Neeb, 32 Sawmill Lane.  For more details, go to friendsofmedfieldlacrosse.weebly.com.

Attention all past students of Dale St. School’s Mrs. Kathy Curran​: Mrs. Curran is retiring!  After many years of teaching, the one-and-only Kathy Curran is retiring. Would you like to be part of her farewell? There is a digital book that is being created for her gift, so please consider sending along a “Thank You!” Options could include a picture, note, letter, movie, or anything else you have in mind! Your thank you can be sent to Dale Street School by mail (addressed to Mrs. Barrett) or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 1st.  *Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 15th (3:15-4:15 pm) at the Dale Street Cafe to surprise Mrs. Curran and to say goodbye in person! Hope you’ll be part of this farewell!

MCPE UPDATE

The MCPE is currently accepting nominations for the Robert C. Maguire "Global Perspectives in Education" Award.  This award is given annually to a staff member who inspires students to look beyond the town of Medfield and expand their horizons.  Learning about the global community could include efforts in world history, politics, science, technology, literature, mathematics, economics, sociology, anthropology and more.  If your child has been enriched by such a teacher, please visit our website www.medfieldcoalition.org to complete the nomination form.  Deadline for submissions is April 27th.

REGISTER NOW for New Life's 5k Fundraising Run/Walk

Do you LOVE the Angel Run? Then we think you’re going to LOVE New Life Furniture Bank’s "1st Annual New Life 5k Trail Run". This fundraising event will be held at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 5th at the scenic Medfield State Hospital grounds. The New Life 5k Trail Run is open to the public, and all ages are encouraged to run, jog or walk in this family event not to be missed! Registration is open! There are only 40 free t-shirts left! To register or for additional information, go to newlifefb.org. ON-LINE REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 3RD.

Medfield High School collaborates with Cambridge Network (formerly gphomestay) to bring international students to our school for the upcoming school year (2018-2019). They are looking for families in the Medfield, MA area that are interested in the rewarding experience of hosting!  To find out more, check out their promotional flyers (flyer 1 and flyer 2), host family FAQs info, MHS hosting info., host family referral program, and how to contact the Cambridge Network.

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 morning

Weekly News Update - April 2, 2018

FROM THE GUIDANCE OFFICE

Junior Parent Coffee - April 5th - The MHS guidance department will be hosting a parent coffee for Juniors parents on Thursday, April 5th at 7:45 am in room 125. A panel of senior parents will be on hand to share their perspective on the college application process. Please join us for coffee and a great discussion!

CAREER SPEAKERS AT MHS - Two career speakers are presenting this week to interested students during 2nd and 3rd readings in the library. Students- check your email to RSVP!

4/4 Teacher

4/6 ESPN Talent Producer.... more to come!

Term 3 ends this Wednesday, April 4th.  Term 3 report cards will be visible through the Aspen portal by the end of the school day on Wednesday, April 11th.

The Medfield High School PTO will meet on Wednesday, April 4th from 8:00 - 9:30 am in room 125. (Note: this a change from the originally scheduled time of 7:00 pm.) All MHS parents are invited to attend.

Coached by Sue Navalta, a Destination Imagination team that included MHS seniors Brigitte Cronin, Samira Hajj, and Cassie Navalta (and Montrose senior, Kira Dharni) competed in the Massachusetts State DI tournament held March 24, 2018 at WPI.  Brigitte Cronin was one of ten seniors (in the state) to receive a MA Destination Imagination scholarship!  Congratulations to all!

ART ‘N BLOOM CELEBRATES 20th YEAR! 

Recently, 22 MHS students displayed a variety of art works at the Medfield Public Library as part of the highly anticipated annual Art ‘N Bloom event. Art works are paired with floral creations made by members of the Medfield Garden Club. These designs reflect the composition and colors of the art works contributed by our students and make for a unique and lively exhibit signalling the sure arrival of spring in Medfield.  

Congratulations to MHS senior Jack Morrill who was just selected by the Medfield Foundation as this year’s Youth Volunteer of the Year.  Jack will be recognized at a special ceremony on Sunday, April 8th from 3:00-5:00 at the Center at Medfield along with other community members also selected as Volunteer of the Year recipients..

Thanks and congrats to the ANGP Senior Fashion Show parent volunteers for putting together this year’s annual event.  Over $10,000 was raised by the show to support the creation of this year’s All Night Graduation Party.  Great job by our seniors who walked the runway, fashionably modeling the latest in prom attire! This was the 25th year of this highly successful and very popular Medfield tradition.

ZULLO GALLERY STUDENT-FACULTY ART EXHIBIT

For the twenty-third year, the Zullo Gallery, in collaboration with the K-12 Visual Arts faculty of the Medfield Public Schools, is hosting its Annual Student-Faculty Art Exhibit. The Zullo Gallery offers a fantastic opportunity for a deserving student artwork to receive special notice by our community in a professional gallery setting. Approximately 60 artworks are chosen throughout the district and they will be on display alongside faculty work. This year’s exhibit will be held from March 31st  through April 22rd. The opening reception for the exhibit will take place on Thursday, April 12th from 5:30-7:00 pm at the Zullo.

The Zullo Gallery is open every Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon until 5:00 pm as well. Over the course of the exhibit, the Zullo Gallery is typically visited by hundreds of viewers, enjoying the display of our wonderful student artwork.

LOOKING AHEAD:

Tuesday, April 10th is a Teacher Professional Day  and a NO SCHOOL day for students.

On Wednesday, April 11th beginning at 7:00 pm, the music department will present an ALL CHORUS EXTRAVAGANZA featuring talented vocalists from grades 4 - 12.   The concert will take place in the Blake Middle School gym

Don’t make dinner on Tuesday, April 10th!  Buy it that night at the Italian Groceria between 5:00 and 8:00 pm.  A portion of all sales during that time will help support the Girls JV and Varsity SOFTBALL programs at Medfield High School.

Attention all past students of Dale St. School’s Mrs. Kathy Curran​: Mrs. Curran is retiring!  After many years of teaching, the one-and-only Kathy Curran is retiring. Would you like to be part of her farewell? There is a digital book that is being created for her gift, so please consider sending along a “Thank You!” Options could include a picture, note, letter, movie, or anything else you have in mind! Your thank you can be sent to Dale Street School by mail (addressed to Mrs. Barrett) or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 1st.  *Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 15th (3:15-4:15 pm) at the Dale Street Cafe to surprise Mrs. Curran and to say goodbye in person! Hope you’ll be part of this farewell!

MCPE UPDATE - The MCPE is currently accepting nominations for the Robert C. Maguire "Global Perspectives in Education" Award.  This award is given annually to a staff member who inspires students to look beyond the town of Medfield and expand their horizons.  Learning about the global community could include efforts in world history, politics, science, technology, literature, mathematics, economics, sociology, anthropology and more.  If your child has been enriched by such a teacher, please visit our website www.medfieldcoalition.org to complete the nomination form. Deadline for submissions is April 27th.

Medfield High School collaborates with Cambridge Network (formerly gphomestay) to bring international students to our school for the upcoming school year (2018-2019). They are looking for families in the Medfield, MA area that are interested in the rewarding experience of hosting!  To find out more, check out their promotional flyers (flyer 1 and flyer 2), host family FAQs info, MHS hosting info., host family referral program, and how to contact the Cambridge Network.

REGISTER NOW for New Life's 5k Fundraising Run/Walk

New Life Furniture Bank is excited to announce its 1st Annual New Life 5k Trail Run. This fundraising event will be held at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 5th at the scenic Medfield State Hospital grounds. The New Life 5k Trail Run is open to the public, and all ages are encouraged to run, jog or walk in what promises to be an annual family event not to be missed! Registration is open, and EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS APRIL 5th! Only 50 free t-shirts left! To register or for additional information, go to newlifefb.org.

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 - March 26, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS to the Medfield High School JAZZ BAND who earned a Gold Medal at the recent All State competition. At this past weekend’s annual MICCA festival, Silver Medals were awarded to our Concert Band and Orchestra and our Concert Choir ensemble was awarded a Bronze Medal for their performance.  Congrats to all of our talented musicians and...GO WARRIORS!

CONGRATULATIONS, as well, to our MHS Special Olympians who participated in competitions at Medway Middle School this past Friday, March 16th!   A round of applause to our 10 MHS student volunteers who also attended and helped make this event an incredible success. 

ATTENTION: PARENTS OF GRADE 10 STUDENTS:  The MCAS EXAMS will be administered  on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (March 27 - 29). The test will begin promptly each day at 7:40 am. Students should arrive at school on time. They should wear comfortable clothing and dress in layers as the temperature in the classrooms can vary  Students are encouraged to bring snacks, which may be eaten during breaks. Please note: NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES may be used by students during the testing session. Cell phones must be zipped into backpacks.  Use of electronic devices may result in a voided test for that day.

Thursday, March 29th is a Teacher Professional Day with an early dismissal time for MHS students of 11:10 am.  All Medfield Public Schools will be CLOSED on Friday, March 30th.

ARMED SERVICES VOCATIONAL APTITUDE BATTERY (ASVAB)

On Thursday, March 29th, Medfield will be offering the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery).  Students can register here: ASVAB

The test, open to all CURRENT JUNIORS & SENIORS is approximately 3 hours in length.  Students are reminded that they are responsible to approach teachers in order to make up all missing assignments.  Students will check-in to the MHS Guidance office the morning of the exam.

The ASVAB is an interest inventory that allows students to explore potential career options.  The ASVAB is designed to help students learn more about themselves and the world of work, to identify and explore potentially satisfying occupations, and develop an effective strategy to realize potential career goals.  There is no fee to take the test. If you have any questions about registration please contact the guidance office.

ALL NIGHT GRADUATION PARTY NEWS!

SHOP FRIDAY @ Roche Brothers in Millis - RB will donate 5% of sales to ANGP from 10:00 am -1:00 pm this Friday.  This is an easy way to support ANGP as you prepare for the holiday weekend and it poses no extra cost to you!  

ANGP Wednesday Decorating Workshops:  We would love to see you at our Wednesday Night Workshops, scheduled each week at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria through the end of May.  Please drop by anytime and help bring this year’s secret theme to life. Stay for the whole session or give us an hour.  Any amount of time is a big help!

LOOKING AHEAD:

FROM THE GUIDANCE OFFICE...Junior Parent Coffee - April 5th - The MHS guidance department will be hosting a parent coffee for Juniors parents on Thursday, April 5th at 7:45 in room 125. A panel of senior parents will be on hand to share their perspective on the college application process. Please join us for coffee and a great discussion!

Medfield High School collaborates with Cambridge Network (formerly gphomestay) to bring international students to our school for the upcoming school year (2018-2019). They are looking for families in the Medfield, MA area that are interested in the rewarding experience of hosting!  To find out more, check out their promotional flyers (flyer 1 and flyer 2), host family FAQs info, MHS hosting info., host family referral program, and how to contact the Cambridge Network.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for New Life's 5K Fundraising Run/Walk - New Life Furniture Bank is excited to announce its 1st Annual New Life 5K Trail Run. This fundraising event will be held at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 5th at the scenic Medfield State Hospital grounds. The New Life 5K Trail Run is open to the public, and all ages are encouraged to run, jog or walk in what promises to be an annual family event not to be missed! Registration is open, and Early Bird pricing ends soon! The first 200 registrants will receive a free t-shirt. To register or for additional information, go to newlifefb.org/5ktrailrun.

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 - March 19, 2018

The MHS SITE COUNCIL will meet Monday, March 19th at 3:15 pm in the main office conference room.

FROM THE MHS MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Come and hear the sounds of the talented musicians of our band, orchestra and chorus ensembles at the MHS Spring Concert this Wednesday, March 21st at 7:00 pm in the HS auditorium. The concert is free and open to all!  Best of luck to all our musicians as they head to the annual MICCA competition this coming Friday-Sunday.  GO WARRIORS!

FROM THE MHS GUIDANCE OFFICE

THURSDAY, MARCH 22nd at 6:30 pm, MHS AUDITORIUM - SOPHOMORE PARENTS are invited to come hear from our counseling department about career development, future planning and student wellness.

CAREER SPEAKERS AT MHS

Professionals will be coming to MHS to speak with interested students about their career and the path they took to get them where they are today. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about how their personal strengths and interests can be applied to the world of work. These presentations are open to all students. Students- check your email to RSVP for upcoming presentations!

3/19 Betsy Phipps, Pediatric Nurse at Children's Hospital

3/23 Dr. Dave Worthley, Psychologist and MHS Director of Social/Emotional Learning.... more to come!

MHS Boys Spring Track ITALIAN GROCERIA FUNDRAISER

TOMORROW, Tuesday, March 20, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm, Boys Spring Track will be hosting a fundraiser at Italian Groceria.  Please take a break from cooking and support the team! A portion of all proceeds will be donated to support the program. Thank you!

ALL NIGHT GRADUATION PARTY UPDATE

Here are several ways in which you can support ANGP’s efforts as we prepare for this June’s celebration. We simply could not produce this inclusive and safe celebration each year without the support of the entire MHS community.  

Roche Brothers/Brothers Fundraiser - If you are a frequent shopper at Brothers Marketplace and Roche Brothers, this fundraiser is a great way to support ANGP and it poses no extra cost to you.  RB will donate 5% of sales to ANGP. There are two ways to participate: you can pre-order gift cards from Diane Smith or you can shop at Roche Brothers in Millis on Friday, March 30th, between 10am -1pm.  Email Diane with your gift card order (click HERE) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Decorating Workshops -  We would love to see you at our Wednesday Night Workshops, scheduled each week at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria through the end of May.  Please drop by anytime and help bring this year’s secret theme to life. Stay for the whole session or give us an hour.  Any of amount of time is a big help!  Thank you!

FROM THE YEARBOOK STAFF

Be sure to purchase the 2018 yearbook soon, as only a certain number of copies will be printed. The current and final price is $100. It is worth it, though, as it is 220+ pages of full color, good times, and fun memories! Just click on the following link to order: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01095588.

MASSACHUSETTS Miss Amazing 2018 is here! It’s time to purchase tickets for the 5th Annual MA Miss Amazing event which will take place at Medfield High School on Saturday, March 24th 2018 at 6pm. This highly anticipated day when we celebrate girls and women with disabilities is one not to b

e missed.  Massachusetts Miss Amazing is a one-day event for girls and women with disabilities to reach their full potential and to share their unique abilities, goals and dreams. The show includes an introduction by each

 participant, an escorted walk in their finest formal attire, and an opportunity to showcase their talents.  Tickets are available for $10 online (up until the night of Thursday, March 22nd) at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/miss-amazing-massachusetts-rhode-island-2018-tickets-43410366575?internal_ref=login or for $15 at the door.  All proceeds directly support future MA Miss Amazing activities.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

LOOKING AHEAD:

Thursday, March 29th is a Teacher Professional Day with an early dismissal time for MHS students of 11:10 am.  All Medfield Public Schools will be CLOSED on Friday, March 30th.

ATTENTION: PARENTS OF GRADE 10 STUDENTS:  The MCAS EXAMS will be administered  on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (March 27 - 29). The test will begin promptly each day at 7:40 AM. Students should arrive at school on time. They should wear comfortable clothing and dress in layers as the temperature in the classrooms can vary  Students are encouraged to bring snacks, which may be eaten during breaks. Please note: NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES may be used by students during the testing session. Cell phones must be zipped into backpacks.  Use of electronic devices may result in a voided test for that day.

 

Ever thought about joining the MCPE board? Now's the time!

If you are interested in possibly becoming a member of the MCPE Board, we would love to hear from you. We're looking for candidates who can commit to a 3 year term, attend Board meetings once a month during the school year and have an active interest in enriching our kids' education in the Medfield Public Schools.

We are especially looking for dedicated individuals who may have experience in publicity (print, social media and otherwise), website maintenance/design, graphics, fundraising events and corporate sponsorship. We try to have board members with children across the five schools and could use more representation from Blake and MHS. Visit our website for more details and to submit your interest. Thanks!

https://www.medfieldcoalition.org/volunteer-application-form

ARMED SERVICES VOCATIONAL APTITUDE BATTERY (ASVAB)

On Thursday, March 29th, Medfield will be offering the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery).  Students can register here: ASVAB

The test, open to all CURRENT JUNIORS & SENIORS is approximately 3 hours in length.  Students are reminded that they are responsible to approach teachers in order to make up all missing assignments.  Students will check-in to the MHS Guidance office the morning of the exam.

The ASVAB is an interest inventory that allows students to explore potential career options.  The ASVAB is designed to help students learn more about themselves and the world of work, to identify and explore potentially satisfying occupations, and develop an effective strategy to realize potential career goals.  There is no fee to take the test. If you have any questions about registration please contact the guidance office.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for New Life's 5K Fundraising Run/Walk

New Life Furniture Bank is excited to announce its 1st Annual New Life 5K Trail Run. This fundraising event will be held at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 5th at the scenic Medfield State Hospital grounds. The New Life 5K Trail Run is open to the public, and all ages are encouraged to run, jog or walk in what promises to be an annual family event not to be missed! Registration is open, and Early Bird pricing ends soon! The first 200 registrants will receive a free t-shirt. To register or for additional information, go to newlifefb.org/5ktrailrun.

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.  

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