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Weekly News Update - February 26, 2018

The February MHS Site Council meeting will be held February 26th at 2:45 pm in the main office conference room.


Beginning Wednesday, February 28, teachers will open their grade books in the Aspen portal to mark the midway point of the term.  This will take the place of a traditional midterm progress report.  The grades will be visible from Wednesday, February 28 through the end of the day on Friday, March 2.  Please note that the grade may continue to be updated through Friday as this is a live grade book for teachers.  Additional information will be sent home by email on Wednesday.  

The Medfield High School PROGRAM OF STUDIES NIGHT is scheduled for this 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.  Please join us as we discuss the upcoming course selection process.  You can access the Program of Studies for 2018-2019 by clicking HERE.


Friday, 3/2: Girls Hoops at Hopkinton HS - MIAA D2 Central Quarterfinal game @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, 3/3: Gymnastics State Championship (MADS #3 Seed) - 2:00 pm at Shrewsbury HS

Saturday, 3/3:  Boys Hockey v. Norwood HS - D2 South Quarterfinal - 7:30 pm @ Franklin rink


The MHS Library Media Center (LMC) is very pleased to be hosting our 15th annual "Cafe Read-a-Latte" to celebrate Read Across America during the week of March 5-9.  This is a fun event that the entire school community looks forward to every year!  All students will come to the LMC with their English classes to browse new books and enjoy a snack and beverage.  Profits from Cafe Read-a-Latte will be used to fund a new Makerspace as well as an author visit this year. If you are interested in volunteering time or snacks, please use our handy sign-up form by clicking HERE.

Are you taking any Advanced Placement Exams in May?  Have you registered yet? REGISTRATION CLOSES THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 2.  For more information click HERE.

MHS Theatre Society to present the musical, PIPPIN

PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince who returns home from university certain that he will find a fulfilling purpose in life. With the help of a raucous band of performers, Pippin quickly discovers that finding true happiness is more complicated than he thought.  Will Pippin embrace an extraordinary life of glitz, glamor, and glory or "settle" for a mundane and ordinary life of familial responsibility and love? Join us to find out!

Friday, March 9th at 7:00 pm

Saturday, March 10th at 7:00 pm

Sunday, March 11th at 2:00 pm

Tickets available at the door or online now at: http://www.ticketstage.com/T/MEDFIELDHS






Tickets are now on sale for the Senior Fashion Show!  Members of the Class of 2018 will take to the runway on March 17 to model the latest prom fashions.   This annual fundraiser for ANGP is not to be missed!  Tickets cost $22/person and can be purchased at www.medfieldhsfashionshow.weebly.com.   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.).


WEDNESDAY DECORATING WORKSHOPS start next week on March 7th (6:30-9:00 pm, MHS cafeteria) and run every week through the end of May.  We need the help of parents from all classes to get ready for our June 3rd celebration.  Come for the entire session or give us an hour of your time. We have jobs of all sizes.  Thank you!

SPECIAL REQUEST TO SENIOR PARENTS - PHOTOS NEEDED: Please submit two to three photos of your senior by this Thursday, March 1st.  These are needed for ANGP's candid picture wall which displays fun memories from your senior's childhood and school years. Photos should be 4 x 6 or smaller and can be of your student at any age, in any setting - including the baby years, school, athletic or social.  We also need class and team photos. Please submit only copies as they will not be returned and write the name of the student (and any friends that may be pictured) on the back of each photo.  Questions?  Email Tracy Fedak, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Drop off or mail to the following locations:

  • MHS Main Office, 88R South Street
  • Stanley Home, 8 Tamarack Road
  • Wirsig Home, 218 Causeway
  • Johnson Home, 3 Hospital Road


Do you know someone in Medfield who volunteers countless time and energy to a worthy community cause or initiative?  If so, recognize that person as part of the Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards.  Nominations are due NO LATER than February 28, 2018.  Click HERE for more information.


Interested in learning about the music possibilities at Medfield State Hospital?  Join the MMA at the Zullo Gallery at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 27th, for a special meeting featuring Senior/Junior District student recognition and a presentation by Jean Mineo, leader of the Cultural Alliance of Medfield, on the music and arts vision for the Medfield State Hospital property, with the Lee Chapel as the center point.  The usual MMA agenda items will also be covered, including planning for an especially exciting Jazz Night this year!  This February 27th gathering replaces the meeting originally scheduled for March 6th.


The Medfield Public Schools and Medfield Memorial Library present “An Evening with Newbery Award winning author of THE CROSSOVER, Kwame Alexander”, on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Blake Middle School auditorium.  Registration is required and tickets are limited.  Click HERE for more details.

FROM THE GUIDANCE OFFICE...SAVE THE DATE! THURSDAY, MARCH 22nd at 6:30 PM IN MHS AUDITORIUM -SOPHOMORE PARENTS are invited to come hear from our counseling department about career development, future planning and student wellness.

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 in Medfield, MA. 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 now! The first 200 registrants will receive a free t-shirt. To register or for additional information, go to www.newlifefb.org/5ktrailrun.

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.  To find out more about this event or to make a secure online donation, go to www.ma.missamazing.org.

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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.