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Weekly News Update - March 18, 2019

A round of applause and a standing ovation for the very talented MHS Theatre Society cast, crew and pit orchestra for THREE amazing performances of this year’s spring musical “BIG FISH” this past weekend. Special kudos to Director Andrea McCoy, Musical Director Ann Marie Tremblay, Choreographer Julia Snider, Technical Director Ryan LoPresti...and the many parents and volunteers who made this production such a great success!  GO WARRIORS!

SPRING SPORTS HAVE BEGUN...and the 2018-2019 MHS WINTER ATHLETICS season came  to a close a few weeks ago!  Congratulations to all winter athletes for their dedication, winning spirit and most especially for their expression of good sportsmanship.  A tip of the hat to these students and their coaches for sharing with us a very exciting season of athletic competition. Now, onto spring and GO WARRIORS!

MHS students to participate in SPECIAL OLYMPICS this FRIDAY, MARCH 22!  We are very proud and excited to have several students representing High School at the Special Olympics event this Friday at Holliston High School. They will be participating with students from surrounding towns in many hockey-related activities. The event will start at 10:00 am, ending at 12:00 noon. We look forward to supporting our athletes!  GO WARRIORS!

THE MHS MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS...

Band students in grades 4-12 will participate in Medfield's annual "Band-o-rama" on Tuesday, March 19th at 7:00 pm in the Blake MS gym.  Orchestra students in grades 4-12 will participate in Medfield's annual "String Fling" on Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00 pm in the Blake Gym. These events feature all instrumental students currently enrolled in our bands and orchestras across the entire district. Come check out our tremendous programs!

 

A CAPPELLA NIGHT Tickets Now on Sale

Don’t miss another inspiring night of music! Our 2nd annual A Cappella Night is 7:00-9:00 pm on Friday, March 29 in the MHS Lowell Mason Auditorium. Presented by Medfield Music Association with generous support from lead sponsor Needham Bank, and supporter Clay Subaru, the event will showcase MHS Soundwaves and special guest Nor’easters, the award-winning a cappella group from Northeastern University. Local groups also performing will be Natick High School Scalestorm, Needham High School Fermata Nowhere, and Westwood High School Passing Notes. Our Medfield Junior Jazz Choir comprised of Blake students will also perform.

Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased online here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4078237 or via www.MedfieldMusicAssociation.com. Tickets will also be sold at the door if still available.

             

MEDFIELD CHALLENGE SUCCESS  The Medfield Challenge Success Parent Committee invites parents and high school students to a district-wide book discussion on Thursday, April 25th from 7:30-9:30 pm in the MHS Library.

Join other Medfield parents in reading Doing School: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed-Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students by Denise Pope, then come and hear a panel of Medfield High School students talk candidly about how they may be facing some of the same issues presented in the book. Don’t have time to read the book? Still join us for this dynamic presentation. This book and presentation are geared toward the high school population. Students are welcome. A limited supply of the books can be found at Park Street Books and the Medfield Public Library. Used copies are available at Amazon. To RSVP, click here.

CAFE READ-A-LATTE 2019 WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!  Over 133 classes signed up and came in to purchase breakfast goodies, snacks, beverages and check out books. This would not have been possible without the 149 parent volunteers who staffed the food table and provided many delicious donations. I would also like to recognize the local businesses who made donations including Blue Moon, Donut Express, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Roche Brothers and Shaw's. In addition, I want to thank the MHS Food Service for their support throughout Cafe Read-a-Latte.The funds raised will be used to bring authors into the school, purchase makerspace items, and/or any other items not included in the library budget. This year we helped offset the cost of author Matt de la Peña's visit to the Medfield Public Schools. A big thank you also goes out for the continued and enthusiastic support from the administration, faculty and staff!

FROM THE YEARBOOK STAFF…Time is running out to purchase the 2019 yearbook! It is a great showcase of students of every class, not just seniors. Be sure to purchase your copy while supplies last. This is the special link for yearbook sales: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01095588.

ANGP/SENIOR FASHION SHOW UPDATE

Senior Fashion Show is THIS SATURDAY!  Members of the Class of 2019 will take to the runway on Saturday, March 23, modeling the latest prom fashions to raise money for their All Night Graduation Party.   Tickets cost $22/person and can be purchased online at Class of 2019 Fashion Show and will also be available at the door.   

Wednesday, Decorating Workshops (6:30-9:00 pm, MHS cafeteria) run every week through the end of May.  We need the help of parents from all classes to get ready for our June 2 celebration.  Come for the entire session or give us an hour of your time. We have jobs of all sizes.  Thank you!

Roche Bros./Brothers Fundraiser - If you are a frequent shopper at Brothers and Roche Bros., this fundraiser is a great way to support ANGP and poses no extra cost to you.  RB will donate 5% of your purchase. There are two ways participate: order gift cards from Kim Wietrecki or shop at Roche Bros. in Millis on Friday, April 19th between 10:00 am -1:00 pm.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for gift card order form.

Senior Parents:  PHOTOS NEEDED - Stop by this Wednesday’s decorating workshop with your photos for ANGP’s candid picture wall. Photos should be 4x6 and can be of your student at any age, in any setting.  Also needed are elementary 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. Deadline to submit is Wednesday, March 27.  Drop off at following locations:

PHOTO DROP-OFF LOCATIONS:

  • MHS Main Office, 88R South Street
  • Pagliazzo Home, 11 Kaymark Drive
  • Wirsig Home, 218 Causeway
  • Dealy Home, 139 Green Street

FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ON TUESDAY, MARCH 19TH at the Millis Public Library.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 
The MASSACHUSETTS MISS AMAZING event is fast approaching! Miss Amazing’s event is less than two weeks away and tickets are now on sale! Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/miss-amazing-massachusetts-and-rhode-island-2019-tickets-57856394032 to buy your tickets! Tickets will only be available online until March 28th, then all further sales will take place at the door. Space is limited and tickets are going fast so buy yours today!

To view the MHS Daily Announcements, click HERE.

 

MCPE UPDATE

We want more high school representation on the MCPE Board! Help lead fundraising efforts for our K-12 schools, and evaluate and approve grant requests that could have a direct impact on your high school student. Go to https://www.medfieldcoalition.org/volunteer-information to learn more or to apply today.

MARCH TOWEL DRIVE FOR NEW LIFE FURNITURE BANK

During the month of March, new or gently used bath towels, hand towels and/or washcloths  (they don't have to match, but no beach towels, please) will be collected and greatly appreciated for clients of New Life Furniture Bank who are coming out of homelessness.  Your towel donations may be dropped off at Medfield High School in the designated bin in the main foyer!

Towels, as well as other household donations, may also be dropped off any Saturday morning at the New Life Donation Center at 102 Elm Street Walpole between 9:00 -11:30 am. To learn more about New Life, visit: newlifefb.org.  Please see Ainsley Marshall or Cole Young if you have questions about the Towel Drive or volunteer opportunities at the Donation Center.

LOOKING AHEAD:

ATTENTION: PARENTS OF GRADE 10 STUDENTS:  The MCAS EXAMS will be administered  on Tuesday, March 26 and Wednesday, March 27. 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. 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.

DID YOU KNOW that you can now follow us on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM (@medfieldhs) and on TWITTER (@MedfieldHS)?  If you are a fan of social media, you can keep up with the latest news from MHS by following us on any of these platforms.

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 11, 2019

DID YOU KNOW that you can now follow us on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM (@medfieldhs) and on TWITTER (@MedfieldHS)?  If you are a fan of social media, you can keep up with the latest news from MHS by following us on any of these platforms.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 is a Teacher Professional Day.  MHS students will be dismissed at 11:10 am.

THE WIZARDS ARE COMING TO MEDFIELD!  The Harlem Wizards basketball team, that is! Get ready for an entertaining evening of family fun on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 pm in the MHS gym. Don't miss out! Help support our National Honor Society chapter and purchase your tickets NOW by following this link https://harlemwizards.thundertix.com/events/144627 

CONGRATULATIONS to the MHS Student Council for winning the Massachusetts Association of Student Councils GOLD Council of Excellence Award at the recent MASC conference in Hyannis.  GO WARRIORS!

 

MAEVE DEVLIN, named Medfield Foundation’s YOUTH VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR!  Congratulations to MAEVE and fellow nominees Hannah Rogan, Morgan Caro, and Sam Joline for their outstanding contributions at MHS, the community of Medfield...and beyond.  We couldn’t be prouder of you! To read more, click HERE.  (Photo provided by The Medfield Foundation.)

 

 

MHS Visual Arts students exhibit works at MAEA juried exhibit!  Congratulations to MHS students, Jordan Wilson and Amy Schubert, whose art works were selected for the Mass Art Education Association's recent juried exhibit at the Transportation building in Boston. Only 75 pieces from students throughout the state were chosen for this event. (Below, at left, Jordan Wilson's graphite drawing entitled "Lara"; at right, digital illustration by Amy Schubert entitled "The Nature of Burning")

FROM THE GUIDANCE OFFICE:

On Tuesday, March 12th, Medfield High School alumni Max Deval will be visiting the guidance office as the Colgate University Student Ambassador. He will be in the guidance office from approximately 11:00 am - 12:00 noon.  We encourage all students to drop in and speak with Max.

Attention PARENTS OF SOPHOMORES!  Please join the guidance counselors on Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 pm to hear about career development, future planning, and student wellness.  Please enter through the MHS main lobby and counselors will direct you to presentation locations.


The MHS STUDENT COUNCIL is wondering what your plans are on Saturday, March 16th? If you don’t have any, why not come to MHS and enjoy some mini golf? On March 16th from 12:00-3:00 pm, Student Council is hosting Putting for Patients, a charity event for the Jimmy Fund. There will be an 18 hole mini golf course set up in the gym with concessions, free caricaturist, opportunity drawings, photo booth, hole-in-one contest, and more. Admission is $15 for kids and $20 for adults at the door but, if you pre-register online at tinyurl.com/MedfieldP4P, all participants cost $15. Can’t go, but still want to donate? The link above brings you to page that allows you to donate directly to the Jimmy Fund. This is a fun event for students and parents of all ages and is supporting a fantastic cause. We hope to see you there!



 

THEATRE SOCIETY PROGRAM NOTES - Tickets for this years MHS Theatre Society musical, Big Fish, are now available for purchase! The performances are March 15th and 16th at 7:00 pm, and March 17th at 2:00 pm. Use this link for more information on how to purchase tickets."

FROM THE YEARBOOK STAFF…Time is running out to purchase the 2019 yearbook! It is a great showcase of students of every class, not just seniors. Be sure to purchase your copy while supplies last. This is the special link for yearbook sales: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01095588.

ANGP/SENIOR FASHION SHOW UPDATE:

WEDNESDAY, DECORATING WORKSHOPS, start this week (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 2 celebration.  Come for the entire session or give us an hour of your time. We have jobs of all sizes.  Thank you!

Senior Fashion Show Tickets NOW ON SALE!  Members of the Class of 2019 will take to the runway on March 23 to model the latest prom fashions to raise money for their ANGP.  Tickets cost $22/person and can be purchased at Class of 2019 Fashion Show.   

Senior Parents:  PHOTOS NEEDED - Stop by this Wednesday’s decorating workshop with your photos for ANGP’s candid picture wall. Photos should be 4x6 and can be of your student at any age, in any setting - including the baby years, school, athletic or social.  Also needed are elementary 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 Becky Pagliazzo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Deadline to submit is Wednesday, March 13.  Drop off at following locations:Questions email Becky Pagliazzo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27th.

PHOTO DROP-OFF LOCATIONS:

  • MHS Main Office, 88R South Street
  • Pagliazzo Home, 11 Kaymark Drive
  • Wirsig Home, 218 Causeway
  • Dealy Home, 139 Green Street

 

The MASSACHUSETTS MISS AMAZING event is fast approaching! Mark your calendars for March 30th, 2019. Want to support the event, but aren’t sure how?  If you want to support both Miss Amazing and Medfield’s own Italian Groceria, head over there on Thursday, March 14th between 5:00 and 8:00 PM and pick up some tasty Italian food. Miss Amazing will receive 30% of all sales, so every purchase will go directly toward this volunteer-run event. Hope to see you there! You can also donate here: https://missamazing.org/donate/.

To view the MHS Daily Announcements, click HERE.

 

MCPE UPDATEWe want more high school representation on the MCPE Board! Help lead fundraising efforts for our K-12 schools, and evaluate and approve grant requests that could have a direct impact on your high school student. Go to https://www.medfieldcoalition.org/volunteer-information to learn more or to apply today.

MARCH TOWEL DRIVE FOR NEW LIFE FURNITURE BANK - During the month of March, new or gently used bath towels, hand towels and/or washcloths  (they don't have to match, but no beach towels, please) will be collected and greatly appreciated for clients of New Life Furniture Bank who are coming out of homelessness.  Your towel donations may be dropped off at Medfield High School in the designated bin in the main foyer!

Towels, as well as other household donations, may also be dropped off any Saturday morning at the New Life Donation Center at 102 Elm Street Walpole between 9:00 -11:30 am.  To learn more about New Life, visit: newlifefb.org.  Please see Ainsley Marshall or Cole Young if you have questions about the Towel Drive or volunteer opportunities at the Donation Center.

LOOKING AHEAD:

The MHS Site Council originally scheduled for MONDAY, March 18th at 3:15 pm has been CANCELLED. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 22nd.

THE MHS MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS...Band students in grades 4-12 will participate in Medfield's annual "Band-o-rama" on Tuesday, March 19th at 7:00 pm in the Blake MS gym.  Orchestra students in grades 4-12 will participate in Medfield's annual "String Fling" on Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00 pm in the Blake Gym. These events feature all instrumental students currently enrolled in our bands and orchestras across the entire district. Come check out our tremendous programs!

FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ON TUESDAY, MARCH 19TH at the Millis Public Library.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

THE CAMBRIDGE NETWORK INVITES YOU TO HOST AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CHECK OUT THE CAMBRIDGE NETWORK’S INFORMATION FLYER BY CLICKING HERE.

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 5, 2019

CAFE READ-A-LATTE & AUTHOR, Matt de la Peña

What does love mean to you? “LOVE” is the title of the book by Matt de la Peña and the theme throughout the Medfield Schools this year. We are excited to welcome Matt de la Pena to Medfield High School during our annual Cafe-Read-a-Latte celebration of Read Across America from March 4th-8th (Cafe Read-a-Latte has been extended through Monday, March 11th due to the snow day.)

Matt de la Peña will be speaking to the high school students during two assemblies scheduled for Friday, March 8th. Feel free to view the video clips below with Matt.

Meet Matt de la Peña 3:16

LOVE read by Matt de la Peña  4:35

 

 

MHS BOYS TRACK FUNDRAISER - You're off the hook! No cooking TONIGHT (Tuesday). Support the MHS boys track and come on out to Italian Groceria to pick up dinner for a family treat!  A portion of all sales on Tuesday, March 5th from 5:00 - 8:00 PM will benefit this program. Go Warriors!

SPRING ATHLETICS MEETING - Thursday, March 7 beginning at 6:00 pm in the gym - Interested in playing a sport this spring at MHS?  You and a parent should attend this meeting which will cover many questions and concerns you may have. Registration is currently open on FamilyID.com. There is a direct link off the Athletics page (under Activities) on the Medfield High School website.  To complete registration, a current (last 13 months) copy of the physical exam and a check made out to “Town of Medfield” for $250 ($225 for track ONLY) are needed OR you can pay online with UniBank (direct link off Family ID page).  The physical can be dropped off in the Athletic Director’s office or filed in the box outside Mr. Scott’s office. Sports offered for the spring season are:  Track & Field (Boys and Girls - Varsity), Lacrosse (Boys Fr., JV, and V. and Girls Fr., JV, and V.), Softball (Girls JV and V.), Baseball (Boys Fr., JV and V.), Tennis (Boys JV and V. and Girls JV and V.), and Boys Volleyball (JV and V.).

 

THE WIZARDS ARE COMING TO MEDFIELD!  The Harlem Wizards basketball team, that is! Get ready for an entertaining evening of family fun on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 pm in the MHS gym. Don't miss out! Help support our National Honor Society chapter and purchase your tickets NOW by following this link https://harlemwizards.thundertix.com/events/144627 


The MHS STUDENT COUNCIL is wondering what your plans are on Saturday, March 16th? If you don’t have any, why not come to MHS and enjoy some mini golf? On March 16th from 12:00-3:00 pm, Student Council is hosting Putting for Patients, a charity event for the Jimmy Fund. There will be an 18 hole mini golf course set up in the gym with concessions, free caracurist, opportunity drawings, photo booth, hole-in-one contest, and more. Admission is $15 for kids and $20 for adults at the door but, if you pre-register online at tinyurl.com/MedfieldP4P, all participants cost $15. Can’t go, but still want to donate? The link above brings you to page that allows you to donate directly to the Jimmy Fund. This is a fun event for students and parents of all ages and is supporting a fantastic cause. We hope to see you there!

ARE YOU A JUNIOR INTERESTED IN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS?  Want to learn leadership skills and become an active citizen? The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary will be sponsoring several MHS students for a one week summer program this June.  Sign up in guidance for an interview and to find out more details. Deadline is Friday, March 8th.

THEATRE SOCIETY PROGRAM NOTESTickets for this years MHS Theatre Society musical, Big Fish, are now available for purchase! The performances are March 15th and 16th at 7:00 pm, and March 17th at 2:00 pm. Use this link for more information on how to purchase tickets.


ANGP/SENIOR FASHION SHOW UPDATE

WEDNESDAY, DECORATING WORKSHOPS, start this week (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 2 celebration.  Come for the entire session or give us an hour of your time. We have jobs of all sizes.  Thank you!

Senior Fashion Show Tickets NOW ON SALE!  Members of the Class of 2019 will take to the runway on March 23 to model the latest prom fashions to raise money for their ANGP.  Tickets cost $22/person and can be purchased at Class of 2019 Fashion Show.   

Senior Parents:  PHOTOS NEEDED - Stop by this Wednesday’s decorating workshop with your photos for ANGP’s candid picture wall. Photos should be 4 x 6 and can be of your student at any age, in any setting - including the baby years, school, athletic or social.  Also needed are elementary 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 Becky Pagliazzo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Deadline to submit is Wednesday, March 13. Drop off at following locations:Questions email Becky Pagliazzo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PHOTO DROP-OFF LOCATIONS:

  • MHS Main Office, 88R South Street
  • Pagliazzo Home, 11 Kaymark Drive
  • Wirsig Home, 218 Causeway
  • Dealy Home, 139 Green Street

The MASSACHUSETTS MISS AMAZING event is fast approaching! Mark your calendars for March 30th, 2019. Want to support the event, but aren’t sure how?  If you want to support both Miss Amazing and Medfield’s own Italian Groceria, head over there on Thursday March 14th between 5:00 and 8:00 PM and pick up some tasty Italian food. Miss Amazing will receive 30% of all sales, so every purchase will go directly toward this volunteer-run event. Hope to see you there! You can also donate here: https://missamazing.org/donate/.

FROM THE GUIDANCE OFFICE:

Attention PARENTS OF SOPHOMORES!  Please join the guidance counselors on Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 pm to hear about career development, future planning, and student wellness.  Please enter through the MHS main lobby and counselors will direct you to presentation locations.  

2019 AP EXAM REGISTRATION INFORMATION - All students enrolled in AP courses will be able to register and pay by visiting the APTS website.  All registrations must be done online through the APTS registration website.  In April, counselors will meet with all AP students to discuss the following: details of the Medfield-specific AP exam schedule; how to send scores to colleges; accommodations for AP exams; potential conflicts with exams; and financial aid.

COST FOR EACH EXAM:  $100.00  (PLEASE NOTE: If paying for any AP exam presents a financial hardship of any kind, please reach out to your child’s guidance counselor.) **LATE FEE FOR ANY REGISTRATION AFTER MARCH 7th:  $15.00**

REGISTRATION WINDOW:  JANUARY 22nd--MARCH 7th, 2019

CLICK ON THE LINKS FOLLOWING TO ACCESS THE CORRESPONDING  INFORMATION: 2019 AP Exam schedule; 2018-2019 AP BULLETIN FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS; APTS REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT INFO FLYER

To view the MHS Daily Announcements, click HERE.

MEDFIELD MUSIC ASSOCIATION NOTES: Join us! The next MMA meeting is TONIGHT from 7:00-8:00 pm (Tuesday, March 5) in the MHS Music Room adjacent to the auditorium. All are welcome!

 

MCPE UPDATE - We want more high school representation on the MCPE Board! Help lead fundraising efforts for our K-12 schools, and evaluate and approve grant requests that could have a direct impact on your high school student. Go to https://www.medfieldcoalition.org/volunteer-information to learn more or to apply today.

LOOKING AHEAD:

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 is a Teacher Professional Day.  MHS students will be dismissed at 11:10 am.

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) - On Wednesday, March 13th, Medfield will be offering the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery).  Students should report to guidance at 7:45AM on test day. Students can register here:  ASVAB REGISTRATION  The test, optional and 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.

MARCH TOWEL DRIVE FOR NEW LIFE FURNITURE BANK - During the month of March, new or gently used bath towels, hand towels and/or washcloths  (they don't have to match, but no beach towels, please) will be collected and greatly appreciated for clients of New Life Furniture Bank who are coming out of homelessness.  Your towel donations may be dropped off at Medfield High School in the designated bin in the main foyer!

Towels, as well as other household donations, may also be dropped off any Saturday morning at the New Life Donation Center at 102 Elm Street Walpole between 9:00 -11:30 am.  To learn more about New Life, visit: newlifefb.org.  Please see Ainsley Marshall or Cole Young if you have questions about the Towel Drive or volunteer opportunities at the Donation Center.

FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ON TUESDAY, MARCH 19TH.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

THE CAMBRIDGE NETWORK INVITES YOU TO HOST AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CHECK OUT THE CAMBRIDGE NETWORK’S INFORMATION FLYER BY CLICKING HERE.

DID YOU KNOW that you can now follow us on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM (@medfieldhs) and on TWITTER (@MedfieldHS)?  If you are a fan of social media, you can keep up with the latest news from MHS by following us on any of these platforms.

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 - Feb. 25, 2019

OUR PROGRAM OF STUDIES NIGHT is scheduled for this THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28th.  The program for incoming grade 9 parents and students will begin at 6:30 pm and the subsequent program for rising grade 10 - 12 parents (only) will begin at 7:30 pm.  

TERM 3 PROGRESS REPORTS will be available through the Aspen portal from Wednesday, February 27th - Friday, March 1st.

MEDFIELD SCHOOL NURSES have started a new Twitter account. Please follow them @MedfieldNurses on Twitter for health updates and information.  

FROM THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR’S OFFICE…TOURNAMENT PLAY (so far this week)

Monday, Feb 25th:Girls Hoop (#8 seed) host Wayland (#9) seed in the 1st Rd of the MIAA D2 Central Tourney @ 6:30 pm in the HS Gym

*Winner advances to Nashoba Regional HS on Thursday, Feb 28th (6:30 pm)

Tuesday, Feb 26th:Boys Hockey (#7 seed) play Nauset (#10 seed) on Tuesday in the 1st Rd of the MIAA D2 South Tourney @ 5:30 pm at Gallo (Bourne)  *Winner advances to play on Saturday, March 2nd.  Site and time TBD.

SPRING ATHLETICS MEETING - Thursday, March 7 beginning at 6:00 pm in the gym - Interested in playing a sport this spring at MHS?  You and a parent should attend this meeting which will cover many questions and concerns you may have. Registration is currently open on FamilyID.com.  There is a direct link off the Athletics page (under Activities) on the Medfield High School website.  To complete registration, a current (last 13 months) copy of the physical exam and a check made out to “Town of Medfield” for $250 ($225 for track ONLY) are needed OR you can pay online with UniBank (direct link off Family ID page).  The physical can be dropped off in the Athletic Director’s office or filed in the box outside Mr. Scott’s office. Sports offered for the spring season are:  Track & Field (Boys and Girls - Varsity), Lacrosse (Boys Fr., JV, and V. and Girls Fr., JV, and V.), Softball (Girls JV and V.), Baseball (Boys Fr., JV and V.), Tennis (Boys JV and V. and Girls JV and V.), and Boys Volleyball (JV and V.).

THEATRE SOCIETY PROGRAM NOTES

Tickets for this years MHS Theatre Society musical, Big Fish, are now available for purchase! The performances are March 15th and 16th at 7:00 pm, and March 17th at 2:00 pm. Use this link for more information on how to purchase tickets."

Auditions for Medfield After Dark are being held Tuesday, February 12th, after school in the auditorium. For more information about the show and how to sign up for an audition slot go to medfielddrama.weebly.com, or contact Franny Compton with any questions. We hope to see you there!"

LAST CALL for 2019 MHS HALL OF EXCELLENCE NOMINATIONS!  Principal Robert Parga has announced that he is accepting nominations of Medfield High School alumni for induction into the “Hall of Excellence.” This award is given annually to an alumnus who excelled while at MHS and was able to take what he/she learned during those four years to achieve distinction in his/her profession and give back to others and his/her community.  Please submit nominations NO LATER THAN Thursday, February 28, 2019.  Nominations can be sent to:  Robert Parga, Principal, Medfield High School, 88R South Street, Medfield, MA  02052 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Find out about the “DANGERS AND RISKS OF VAPING” on Wednesday, 2/27 from 6:00-6:30 p.m. at the Blake Middle School. Dr. Bob Clarke, CEO of Pulmatrix Inc., has offered to hold an informational session for all parents and will share information about e-cigarettes, juuls, and vapes - outlining the health risks and addressing some of the common 'safety myths' held by students and adults alike.  (Dr. Clarke shared this information at the Medfield High School Athletics Night in the fall of 2018.)

YEARBOOK INFORMATION - IMPORTANT reminder to anyone interested in purchasing/designing a recognition ad (also known as a baby ad) for a graduating senior: the deadline set by Jostens was February 15 but has been graciously extended to February 25. Please use this link: http://jostensadservice.com/?REF=A01095588. These ads appear at the end of the yearbook and have become quite the Medfield High School tradition over the years. Don't miss out on the chance to recognize and congratulate our seniors!

SUPPORT MASSACHUSETTS SPECIAL OLYMPICS - Chipotle says “SCHOOL SPIRIT TASTES GREAT!”  Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support 5 School Day Games & Special Olympics Massachusetts. Come in to the Chipotle at 128 Medway Road Suite #8 in Milford on Tuesday, February 26th between 5:00 and 9:00 pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to 5 School Day Games & Special Olympics Massachusetts. Online orders will not be included in the fundraiser total. To ensure your purchase is counted in the fundraiser, be sure to order and pay in-restaurant. Gift card purchases during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales, but purchases made with an existing gift card will count.

ANGP/SENIOR FASHION SHOW UPDATE

Senior Fashion Show Tickets NOW ON SALE!  Members of the Class of 2019 will take to the runway on March 23 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 Class of 2019 Fashion Show.   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.).

Senior Parents:  PHOTOS NEEDED - Please submit two to three photos of your senior by Wednesday, March 13.  These are needed for our candid picture wall which displays beautiful memories of your Senior and the entire class throughout their childhood and school years. They should be 4x6 and can be of your student at any age, in any setting - including the baby years, school, athletic or social.  Also needed are elementary 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 Becky Pagliazzo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PHOTO DROP-OFF LOCATIONS:

  • MHS Main Office, 88R South Street
  • Pagliazzo Home, 11 Kaymark Drive
  • Wirsig Home, 218 Causeway
  • Dealy Home, 139 Green Street

WEDNESDAY, DECORATING WORKSHOPS, start next week, Wednesday, March 6,  (6:30-9:00 pm,HS cafeteria) and run every week through the end of May.

FROM THE GUIDANCE OFFICE:

Check out the latest blog entry from the MHS Guidance department by clicking HERE!

2019 AP EXAM REGISTRATION INFORMATION - All students enrolled in AP courses will be able to register and pay by visiting the APTS website.  All registrations must be done online through the APTS registration website.  In April, counselors will meet with all AP students to discuss the following: details of the Medfield-specific AP exam schedule; how to send scores to colleges; accommodations for AP exams; potential conflicts with exams; and financial aid.

COST FOR EACH EXAM:  $100.00  (PLEASE NOTE: If paying for any AP exam presents a financial hardship of any kind, please reach out to your child’s guidance counselor.) **LATE FEE FOR ANY REGISTRATION AFTER MARCH 7th:  $15.00**

REGISTRATION WINDOW:  JANUARY 22nd--MARCH 7th, 2019

CLICK ON THE LINKS FOLLOWING TO ACCESS THE CORRESPONDING  INFORMATION: 2019 AP Exam schedule; 2018-2019 AP BULLETIN FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS; APTS REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT INFO FLYER

To view the MHS Daily Announcements, click HERE.

LOOKING AHEAD:

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Registration - On Wednesday, March 13th, Medfield will be offering the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery).  Students should report to guidance at 7:45 am on test day. Students can register using the live link by clicking on the title line above.  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.

SAVE THE DATE! Massachusetts MISS AMAZING is coming to Medfield High School for its sixth annual event! Miss Amazing’s mission statement declares that “Miss Amazing provides opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to build confidence and self-esteem in a supportive environment.” Join us in supporting this goal and give these girls and young women an opportunity to shine. The event is March 30th, 2019 and will be held in the Medfield High School auditorium at 6:00 pm. Ticket sales are open to the public beginning on March 16th at ma.missamazing.org. If you want to donate, visit https://missamazing.org/donate/. If you want to volunteer with the event, you can sign up to be a buddy, half day volunteer (helping hand), or a right hand man online at https://missamazing.org/volunteer/. If you know a girl or young woman who might want to participate in this event, refer them to the Miss Amazing website so they can learn more! Sign up a participant at https://missamazing.org/participate/. See you there!

DID YOU KNOW that you can now follow us on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM (@medfieldhs) and on TWITTER (@MedfieldHS)?  If you are a fan of social media, you can keep up with the latest news from MHS by following us on any of these platforms.

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 - Feb. 11, 2019

The Medfield High School SITE COUNCIL will meet on Monday, February 11th at 3:15 pm in the main office conference room.

ALL Medfield Public Schools will be CLOSED for SCHOOL VACATION WEEK February 18 - 22.  Classes will resume on MONDAY, February 25.

   SCHOOL NURSES have started a new TWITTER account. Please follow us @MedfieldNurses on Twitter for health updates and information. Check it out!

2019 SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS

The Medfield High School is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.  Writing awards in the personal essay category included seniors Grace Mitchell (Silver Key) and Kathryn Predella (Silver Key).  Abby Glynn, gr. 11, Ella Kohler, gr. 11, Rebecca Lee, gr. 12 and Amy Schubert, gr. 12 received Honorable Mention awards for their personal essay submissions.  Juniors Ella Kohler (Gold Key) and Sophia Gustafson (Honorable Mention) were recognized for their outstanding poetry writing. For their science fiction work, Antonia Rijo, gr. 10 and Anna DeBettencourt, gr. 11, received Honorable Mentions.  In the short story category, senior Katelyn Malvese was awarded an Honorable Mention, as were seniors Kathryn Predella and Owen Previte, and junior Ben Rothstein for their submissions in the humor genre.

From the MHS Visual Arts department, award winners included senior Frannie McCarthy (Silver Key) for her digital paintings Sleepy Hollow (bottom right) and Become Human.  Senior Meredith Kratochwill received Honorable Mention awards for her mixed media work, Influenced, and for her painting entitled, Beautiful Frustration.  Meredith also received a Silver Key recognition for her painting, Matthew (top right).  Junior Luga Leger won the prestigious Gold Key award for his drawing Expired (bottom left) and senior Kasey Douglas received an Honorable Mention for her linocut print, Beware of False Queens (top left).  Congratulations to all and GO WARRIORS!

                            

 

                                                           

SAVE THE DATE!  The Medfield High School PROGRAM OF STUDIES NIGHT is scheduled for THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28th.  The program for incoming grade 9 parents and students will begin at 6:30 pm and the subsequent program for rising grade 10 - 12 parents (only) will begin at 7:30 pm.  Watch for more information and emails regarding this important program in the weeks ahead.

SUPPORT MASSACHUSETTS SPECIAL OLYMPICS  - Chipotle says “SCHOOL SPIRIT TASTES GREAT!”

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support 5 School Day Games & Special Olympics Massachusetts. Come in to the Chipotle at 128 Medway Road Suite #8 in Milford on Tuesday, February 26th between 5:00 and 9:00 pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to 5 School Day Games & Special Olympics Massachusetts. Online orders will not be included in the fundraiser total. To ensure your purchase is counted in the fundraiser, be sure to order and pay in-restaurant. Gift card purchases during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales, but purchases made with an existing gift card will count.

 

THEATRE SOCIETY PROGRAM NOTES

Tickets for this years MHS Theatre Society musical, Big Fish, are now available for purchase! The performances are March 15th and 16th at 7:00 pm, and March 17th at 2:00 pm. Use this link for more information on how to purchase tickets."

Auditions for Medfield After Dark are being held Tuesday, February 12th, after school in the auditorium. For more information about the show and how to sign up for an audition slot go to medfielddrama.weebly.com, or contact Franny Compton with any questions. We hope to see you there!"

2019 MHS HALL OF EXCELLENCE

Principal Robert Parga has announced that he is accepting nominations of Medfield High School alumni for induction into the “Hall of Excellence.” This award is given annually to an alumnus who excelled while at MHS and was able to take what he/she learned during those four years to achieve distinction in his/her profession and give back to others and his/her community.  Please submit nominations NO LATER THAN Thursday, February 28, 2019.  Nominations can be sent to:  Robert Parga, Principal, Medfield High School, 88R South Street, Medfield, MA  02052 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ANGP/SENIOR FASHION SHOW UPDATE

Senior Fashion Show Tickets NOW ON SALE!  Members of the Class of 2019 will take to the runway on March 23 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 Class of 2019 Fashion Show.   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.).

Senior Parents:  PHOTOS NEEDED - Please submit two to three photos of your senior by Wednesday, March 13.  These are needed for our candid picture wall which displays beautiful memories of your Senior and the entire class throughout their childhood and school years. They should be 4x6 and can be of your student at any age, in any setting - including the baby years, school, athletic or social.  Also needed are elementary 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 Becky Pagliazzo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PHOTO DROP-OFF LOCATIONS:

  • MHS Main Office, 88R South Street
  • Pagliazzo Home, 11 Kaymark Drive
  • Wirsig Home, 218 Causeway
  • Dealy Home, 139 Green Street

FROM THE GUIDANCE OFFICE:

2019 AP EXAM REGISTRATION INFORMATION - All students enrolled in AP course will be able to register and pay by visiting the APTS website.  All registrations must be done online through the APTS registration website.  In April, counselors will meet with all AP students to discuss the following: details of the Medfield-specific AP exam schedule; how to send scores to colleges; accommodations for AP exams; potential conflicts with exams; and financial aid.

COST FOR EACH EXAM:  $100.00  (PLEASE NOTE: If paying for any AP exam presents a financial hardship of any kind, please reach out to your child’s guidance counselor.) **LATE FEE FOR ANY REGISTRATION AFTER MARCH 7th:  $15.00**

REGISTRATION WINDOW:  JANUARY 22nd--MARCH 7th, 2019

CLICK ON THE LINKS FOLLOWING TO ACCESS THE CORRESPONDING  INFORMATION: 2019 AP Exam schedule; 2018-2019 AP BULLETIN FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS; APTS REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT INFO FLYER

To view the MHS Daily Announcements, click HERE.

YEARBOOK INFORMATION

IMPORTANT reminder to anyone interested in purchasing/designing a recognition ad (also known as a baby ad) for a graduating senior, the deadline set by Jostens is February 15. Please use this link: http://jostensadservice.com/?REF=A01095588. These ads appear at the end of the yearbook and have become quite the Medfield High School tradition over the years. Don't miss out on the chance to recognize and congratulate our seniors!

Time is running out on deals to purchase the 2019 yearbook as well as recognition ads in honor of graduating seniors. Here is some info to help you place your orders sooner than later! The yearbook itself is a great showcase of students of every class, not just seniors, so be sure to purchase your copy while it is available at a discounted rate of $95. In late February, the price goes up to a final rate of $100 while supplies last. This is the special link for yearbook sales: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01095588.

The MHS Clay Club presents EMPTY BOWLS, a collaborative community dinner of soup and bread to raise money for Medfield Food Pantry.  A $25.00 ticket bought in advance gets you dinner along with two pottery classes to create a bowl to eat dinner out of and bring home with you.

No time to make your own bowl? Choose a bowl, handmade by local artisans, fill it with delicious soup donated by local restaurants, take your bowl home with you!  All ages welcome! Sign up here to reserve a ticket or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Bowl Creation Dates:        Tuesday        2/12 5:30-7:00 pm;           Wednesday  2/13 2:10-3:45 pm

Glaze Date:                         Wednesday  2/27 5:30-7:00 pm

Dinner Date:                       Thursday      3/21 6:00-8:00 pm

LOOKING AHEAD:

Medfield Youth Outreach is piloting a new after school Youth Comedy Program for students in grades 8-12 in partnership with Kathe Farris, a stand-up instructor at ImprovBoston and a Medfield parent. The program will take place on Tuesdays from 2:15 pm to 3:30 pm at the Medfield Youth Outreach Office and will run from February 26th through April 2nd.

Our purpose is to bring a group of young people together who share a common interest in comedy. Through supportive instruction, students will start with the fundamentals of comedy writing and work their way up to creating their own stand-up comedy set (performance optional)! Program Objectives:

  • Meet new people who are interested in comedy
  • Discover the basic principles of stand up comedy
  • Learn how to write and deliver a joke
  • Performing is an option but not a requirement.    

The program fee is $50, but there are scholarship spots available. We do not want cost to be prohibitive for any interested teen.  To sign up, fill out this short questionnaire: https://goo.gl/HiUiHk.  For questions, please contact Medfield Youth Outreach at (508) 359-7121 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Click HERE to read the flyer.

SAVE THE DATE! Massachusetts MISS AMAZING is coming to Medfield High School for its sixth annual event! Miss Amazing’s mission statement declares that “Miss Amazing provides opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to build confidence and self-esteem in a supportive environment.” Join us in supporting this goal and give these girls and young women an opportunity to shine. The event is March 30th, 2019 and will be held in the Medfield High School auditorium at 6:00 pm. Ticket sales are open to the public beginning on March 16th at ma.missamazing.org. If you want to donate, visit https://missamazing.org/donate/. If you want to volunteer with the event, you can sign up to be a buddy, half day volunteer (helping hand), or a right hand man online at https://missamazing.org/volunteer/. If you know a girl or young woman who might want to participate in this event, refer them to the Miss Amazing website so they can learn more! Sign up a participant at https://missamazing.org/participate/. See you there!

DID YOU KNOW that you can now follow us on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM (@medfieldhs) and on TWITTER (@MedfieldHS)?  If you are a fan of social media, you can keep up with the latest news from MHS by following us on any of these platforms.

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.