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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.

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