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Weekly News Update - October 10, 2017


FROM THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT
The MHS Guidance Department is hosting its annual FINANCIAL AID NIGHT on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. The presentation will begin at 6:30 pm in the HS auditorium. All junior and senior parents interested in learning more about the college/financial aid process are welcome to attend.  A financial aid expert from the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) will present various topics including: financial aid application process, completing the FAFSA, information on scholarships and loans, and resources for families. We hope you can join us on the 11th!


ATTENTION JUNIORS & SENIORS!
The following college representatives will be visiting MHS during 2nd and 3rd lunch this week in the Guidance office. Please log in to your Naviance account to schedule a visit.

Tuesday: University of Massachusetts Amherst & Lowell, Colby College, Newbury College

Wednesday: Syracuse University, American International College, George Mason University, Tufts University

Thursday: Johnson & Wales, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Wheaton College, Lafayette College

Friday: Fairfield University, SUNY at Geneseo, The Ohio State University


Dear Parents of the Class of 2021:

You are invited to join the MHS Guidance staff onThursday, October 26th at 7:45 am in room 125 for our annual Freshmen Parent Coffee.  Topics of discussion include:

-The role of the guidance counselor
-Graduation Requirements
-Transcripts
-Grade Point Average
-Standardized Testing Map
-Communication Tools

We hope to see you there!  PLEASE RSVP HERE

Thank you,  MHS Guidance Staff

DATE CHANGE: The MHS Site Council originally scheduled for Monday, October 16th has been rescheduled to Monday, November 13th at 3:15 pm in the main office conference room.


NEWS FROM THE MHS PTO
Mark your calendars for Wed. Oct. 11 as PTO hosts "Coffee with the Principal" at 7:45am in Room 125. Hear what is new at MHS from Mr. Parga and join us for the PTO meeting immediately following.


YEARBOOK
Please read the FAQs attachment for specific information regarding the 2018 yearbook, but keep in mind the following deadlines and links...


LOOKING AHEAD:

The MHS Theatre Society will be presenting its fall production of THE SNOW QUEEN on October 27 at 7:00pm and October 28 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm! This family-friendly show is full of exciting opportunities for audience participation! BUY YOUR TICKETS now at

http://www.ticketstage.com/T/MEDFIELDHS


MCPE UPDATE
The MCPE is turning 30!  Be on the lookout for more details in your mailbox.  We want to remind everyone of our ongoing book drive in partnership with Park Street Books.  Bring in your nearly-new children's books to Park Street and mention the MCPE fundraiser. Depending on their condition and popularity, a donation will be made to the MCPE so we can continue funding innovation in our schools. Books that don't meet condition requirements will be given to Children's Hospital - it's a win win!  

SAVE THE DATE!  The annual MCPE Spelling Bee will be held on Tuesday May 1st for grades 2-5 at MHS.

ANGEL RUN NEWS
It's time to register for the annual MFi Angel Run. Join our 5K training program and three times this week set out for a 30 minute practice. That's 5 cycles of 3 minutes of running followed by 3 minutes of walking. It's that easy. New exercise next week. You will be race ready for the December 3rd event.

The Angel Run is still auditioning singers to perform the National Anthem at the start of the race. Check out the MedfieldFoundation.org website for details.

ALL NIGHT GRADUATION PARTY 2018
GRADUATION is Sunday, June 3, and ANGP is kicking off its planning activities on Tuesday, October 24, at 7:00pm in MHS cafeteria. Please come and learn how you can help bring to life another fun, inclusive and substance free party for all of our graduates.  Parents from every grade are welcome and needed. Questions email tracyfedak@comcast.net.

ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS!  Remember to make your ANGP contribution by October 31 to receive the Class of 2018 Warriors Car Magnet. Checks, made out to MHS/All Night Graduation Party, can be sent to PO Box 38, Medfield, dropped off at MHS main office or you can donate online at medfieldhspto.org/All-Night-Grad-Party.html.  Your generosity is very much appreciated.  

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To submit items to the WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE, please email MJ Ingram at mingram@email.medfield.net by 8:00 AM on Monday mornings.