CONGRATULATIONS to the following MHS music students for their selection to the 2020 Eastern District Senior Festival:
JAZZ BAND: Ethan Ni, Jack Shurtleff
CHORUS: Chris Achuck, Nimai Kini, Taylor Lahaise, Matthew McGrory, Nicole Mulready
As a result of their festival acceptance, our students will join other students from eastern MA schools for the Eastern District Senior Music Festival on January 10th and 11th.
Just a reminder...WEDNESDAY, November 27th is a HALF DAY. MHS students will have an EARLY DISMISSAL time of 11:10 am. ALL Medfield Public Schools will be CLOSED November 28 & 29. Classes resume on MONDAY, December 2nd.
If you’re spending your THANKSGIVING DAY in the Medfield area, don’t miss the annual Turkey Bowl game pitting MHS Warrior Football vs. Dover-Sherborn! Gridiron action begins at 10:00 am on the MHS turf. Bundle up and come on out to cheer the team and experience this traditional holiday rivalry! GO WARRIORS!
Medfield High School collaborates with the Cambridge Network to bring international students to our school. We are looking for families in Medfield that are interested in the rewarding experience of hosting beginning after the Holiday break. Please see the attached flyer and FAQs sheet for more information about this opportunity. To learn more visit: www.CambridgeNetwork.com or reach out directly to Joanne Routenberg at 617-749-6654.
FROM THE LMC...
MHS LATIN DAY MMXIX
On Tuesday, November 19th, the Latin III-IV classes hosted Latin Day in the MHS library. Their goal was to present an historical reenactment about daily life in Pompeii to visitors from Blake Middle School. Groups of students then chose one aspect of Pompeian life to research and present. After making their own props and costumes, the students transformed the library into the ancient city of Pompeii. The Latin students created characters for themselves and shared their stories in a historical reenactment to 7th grade students.
The day after Latin Day, the very busy LMC was set up for the Thanksgiving Book Feast. All English teachers were invited to bring classes to the library to relax, check out a book before the break, and have a snack. The books were displayed by genre using a Thanksgiving menu. There were tables of appetizers, main courses, and desserts.The Thanksgiving Book Feast continues until November 26th.
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FROM THE GUIDANCE OFFICE...
SAVE THE DATE: Parents and guardians of the Class of 2021 are invited to join the guidance counselors on Thursday, December 5 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm for our Junior Parent Future Planning Night. We will share information with parents/guardians about college admission timelines and factors, utilizing Naviance in the college search, the Common Application, standardized testing, and mental health resources at the college level. We hope you can join us!
ATTENTION SOPHOMORES (CLASS OF 2022)
MHS OFFERING THE PRE-ACT IN FEBRUARY
In February of 2020 Medfield High School will be offering the PRE-ACT for all sophomores. This OPTIONAL practice test for the ACT is normed for sophomores and is a great LOW-STAKES introduction into the college admissions testing window.
To register, families will log onto https://aptsusa.com/medfield/pact/ The fee for the test will be $35.00 with an option for a fee reduction. The registration window will be from Friday, December 6th through Friday, January 10th.
The PRE-ACT will be held at MHS on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 7:45AM. The test is approximately two hours and ten minutes long with an additional 45 minutes for pre-registration on test day.
For more information about the PRE-ACT feel free to contact your guidance counselor or visit this link: https://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/PreACT_info.pdf
COUNSELOR LAST NAME BREAKDOWN:
STEPHANIE WORTHLEY: A - Bo
KATHY MAHONEY: Br - E
ANNE LODGE: F - L
AMANDA PADDEN: M - Q
ERIK ORMBERG: R - Z
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
SPAGHETTI WITH SANTA
Tickets are available for the festive annual MMA fundraiser "Spaghetti with Santa and Friends," which will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 10th, in the MHS Cafeteria. The 5:15 seating has SOLD OUT but there are still tickets left for the 6:30 seating. Young families won't want to miss this cherished winter tradition featuring MHS student musicians, photos with Santa, raffles, bake sale, and more fun surprises. Tickets can be purchased at medfieldmusicassociation.com. If you'd like to volunteer at this event, we'd love your help! Volunteer opportunities, from bakers to event volunteers, can be found here: https://www.signupgenius.com/g...
THE ANNUAL MEDFIELD HOLIDAY STROLL RETURNS!
The Holiday Stroll returns for the fifth year on Dec. 6th from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm with its juried marketplace of makers, artists and designers in this free, festive, family event. You’ll find beautiful handcrafted gifts at the Medfield Public Library, United Church of Christ and Zullo Gallery; and MEMO’s tree lighting and “Joy to the World” singing contest at Baxter Park. The Holiday Stroll draws 2,000 people to Medfield’s downtown each December and includes food trucks, a decorated fire truck, carolers, and photos with Santa. Businesses open their doors and serve hot chocolate or cider including Be Charmed, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Brothers Marketplace, Butterfly Tree, Capsule Lifestyle, Chop Shop (shave Santa’s beard!), Holistic Wellness, Hurley-Testa, Mitchell Construction Group, and Needham Bank.
There are two new events to visit. Medfield TV will transform their studio into a beautiful winter wonderland scene set up for fun photo ops, video tricks and unique activities only Medfield TV can provide. Masary Studios of Boston will bring their large-scale, interactive video projection “Figuration” to the front of Town Hall where your silhouette becomes part of the show. Come see what you can create.
All sites offer FREE admission. For complete details and a list of participating artists and businesses, visit www.MedfieldCulture.org.
The ANGEL RUN is SUNDAY, Dec. 8th!
Each year the Medfield Foundation Inc (MFi) donates over $35,000 yearly to Medfield families in need, plus supports a variety of other initiatives like the Camp Fund throughout the town. At the high school, MFi sponsors and supports the MFi Youth Leadership to help students develop as philanthropists. You can find more information at
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