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Weekly News Update - April 30, 2018

Principal Robert Parga is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s MHS Hall of Excellence Award: Paula Moran Grace and Herb Grace, both teachers at the Memorial School.  Since 1999, a distinguished MHS alum (or alums) is selected each year for this award, based on their leadership and achievements while at Medfield HIgh School and their continued success and contributions in their chosen career fields. We congratulate Paula and Herb and will honor them at our Class Day ceremony on Friday, June 1st.

FROM THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT:

A round of applause and a standing ovation for our incredibly talented MHS musicians who travelled to Philadelphia and New York City this past weekend to compete in the Festivals of Music. They brought home THREE (count ‘em!) 1st place Overall Awards including:

String Orchestra-Superior Rating, 1st place--Best Overall HS Orchestra

Jazz Choir-Superior Rating, 1st place--Best Overall Specialty Choir

Jazz Band-Superior Rating, 1st place

Concert Band-Excellent Rating, 3rd place

Concert Choir-Excellent Rating, 3rd place

The entire music department was awarded the "Esprit de Corps" recognition for the way they conducted themselves and interacted with the other competitors at the festivals.

In addition, Justin Plakius was presented with a special recognition award for Jazz Trumpet.  GO WARRIORS!

  FROM THE ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT

 Congratulations to Alana Potts, MHS Girls Varsity Softball pitcher for being selected as the       Hometown Sports Athlete of the Month for Medfield in April!

 

 

 

 

 

The MEDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL PTO will meet on Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:00 pm in the MHS Library.  All MHS parents are invited to attend!  Join the PTO for 2017-2018!  Several positions are available:

Prom Bus Coordinator

Position involves reserving prom buses, advertising and selling tickets to students.  Coordinator and volunteers also serve as prom bus chaperones. Most of these duties take place in May.  Prom is scheduled for May 10, 2019.

Snack Shack Co-Chair

Will work with existing co-chair to stock inventory and coordinate volunteers to staff the Snack Shack during home football (fall) and lacrosse (spring) games.  If are interested, please contact Laura Mulready at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PROM BUS TICKETS are 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..  

ALL NIGHT GRADUATION PARTY UPDATE

Graduation is just a month way.  Here are several ways you can support ANGP and the Class of 2018:

MAKE A DONATION - Parents of underclassmen, please help make the night a success with a donation.  Support ANGP’s annual appeal with a financial contribution. Send financial donations to P.O. Box 38 or pay online at medfieldhspto.org.  

WEDNESDAY DECORATING WORKSHOPS - Donate your time on Wednesday nights now through May 30th and help our decorating teams transform MHS into this year's top secret theme.  We have jobs of all types and skill level. (Located in MHS cafeteria, 6:30-9:30pm)

ANGP CHAPERONES NEEDED -  Chaperoning is the best way to experience ANGP.  No senior parents, please! Sign-up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090945aaaa2daa8-angp

JUNE 2nd OPEN HOUSE - Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 2nd.  Stop in between 12:00 pm-2:00 pm and view ANGP 2018 (sans Seniors, of course!)

POST PARTY CLEAN-UP - Help is needed to clean-up and get MHS ready for school Monday morning.  Sign-up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f48abac2ba75-angp1

MANY THANKS to our MHS community for making ANGP the best and safest night of the year for ALL our graduates!

- Tracy Fedak(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) & Tracey Rogers(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

MEDFIELD MUSIC ASSOCIATION NOTES

Tickets are going fast for this year’s Jazz Night with high-energy guest artist and vocalist/saxophonist Grace Kelly! The annual Medfield event, presented once again by Needham Bank, is May 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are an all-admission price of $10 in advance (through May 3), and $15 at the door (if not sold out). 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. Kelly is an award-winning artist who has performed around the world and on the stage with a long list of prominent musicians and ensembles. Read more about Grace Kelly here: http://www.gracekellymusic.com/.

Post-concert reception food items are also needed. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4faaad23a6ff2-medfield

Jazz Night proceeds support the K-12 Medfield Music Program. 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.

The New Life 5k Fundraiser at Hospital Hill will be held THIS Saturday (May 5th) at 9:00 AM at the scenic Medfield State Hospital grounds. The run/walk is open to the public, and all ages and speeds are encouraged to RUN, JOG or WALK in this family-friendly event! On-line registration closes on Thursday, May 3rd. (Race day registration is available 7:30-9:00 AM; cash and checks only.) Register NOW at: www.newlifefb.org. 100% of proceeds go toward fighting homelessness.

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.

Substance Abuse Prevention Exhibit: Hidden in Plain Sight - Sunday, May 06, 2018, 1:30 pm

“Hidden in Plain Sight" is an interactive exhibit showcasing a teenager's bedroom with seemingly everyday objects that could indicate alcohol or other drug use.  Medfield Cares About Prevention volunteers will be on hand to guide attendees through the display and provide education on adolescent development and common signs of substance use. The sponsors of the exhibit hope to encourage parents and other adults connected to teens to communicate with children about substance abuse and raise awareness of resource options.  The exhibit will be open for viewing on Sunday, May 6, at St. Edwards Church from 1:30 to 5:00 PM.  Adults age 21 and over are encouraged to attend.  Babysitters will be on hand to watch younger children.  

Drop in or RSVP here for a specific time to avoid a wait.  

LOOKING AHEAD:

Friday, May 11th is a Teacher Professional Day with an EARLY DISMISSAL time for MHS students of 11:10 am.

MCPE UPDATE

Introducing THE Community EVENT of the year...THE MCPE Fall Ball

On November 3rd 2018 at Gillette Stadium Cross Pavilion.

Tickets will go on sale on 20th May for $125 per person via our website:

www.medfieldcoalition.org   HOWEVER you could WIN your FREE ticket to The Fall Ball inside one of the special chocolate bars sold at Park Street Books or Be Charmed from April 26th.

Your Golden Ticket to Imagination.

100% of proceeds will go straight back into supporting amazing grants for

all 5 Medfield Public Schools.

SEE LAUNCH VIDEO

MCPE Blue Ribbon Campaign continues!  The MCPE will be accepting Blue Ribbon Donations through the end of May.  If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the MCPE while recognizing outstanding teachers we look forward to hearing from you.  You can visit our website for more www.medfieldcoalition.org

All are welcome to attend the MCPE Annual Meeting on May 24th at 7:00 pm at the Zullo Gallery.  We will recognize outstanding grants and teachers as well as voting in our new board.  Join us!

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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.