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Weekly News Update - May 19, 2020
Weekly News Update - May 19, 2020
Medfield High School
Tuesday, May 19, 2020




On Tuesday, May 19th at 8:00 pm, the Medfield Public Schools, in conjunction with Public Schools are hosting an interactive Webinar, "Pandemic Parenting" with Rachel Simmons.  Rachel Is the Director of Leadership at Smith College and is a nationally recognized author and specialist in parenting strategies for families of all ages.  Please see this flyer for more information.  To register, click here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




Junior Parent Zoom, May 27, 2020 @ 6:30pm

Please join the guidance department for a virtual presentation about future planning on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 6:30 pm. The zoom meeting invitation will be shared with all who have registered HERE.



We are heading into the final week of AP EXAMS with a Medfield-Specific Coronavirus Schedule that can be viewed by clicking this LINK.  The 2020 AP Testing Guide is an online publication from College Board and is a must read for all students taking the upcoming AP Exams.  Questions about the new format of this year’s exams and more can be found HERE.



The MHS Guidance Department is a great resource for all students and parents, especially when the schools have been closed due to the pandemic.  Their website is updated weekly and has something of interest for everyone.  To view the latest from guidance, click HERE.


The LMC has much to offer even though the building is closed. There is something for everyone - students, faculty and parents. Please take advantage of these valuable resources. Visit the updated LMC homepage to locate audiobooks and ebooks via Sora or read magazines online through Flipster - username: medfieldhs, password: warriors#1 Now is a great time for leisure reading.

Looking for some suggestions? Check out the 2020 Mass Book Award Winners that recognize significant works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children's/young adult literature published by Commonwealth residents or about Massachusetts subjects.

 As always, feel free to contact Mrs. Panchuk for assistance:


Did you see THE VIDEO? Produced by StuCo and hosted by your favorite MHS Pep Rally announcers, a video that included many memorable images of the Class of 2020 was posted this past Friday on YouTube. Links were sent to seniors, their parents and other people in the Medfield community as well. The intent was for as many people to watch it at the same time to create a feeling of connectedness during this time of distancing!  StuCo collected photos from many events that happened this year (pep rally, senior cruise, winter dance, etc.) and made a video set to music that brought it all back! If you missed worries!  Check out the video posted below.


On Monday, May 11th, the members of the MHS Class of 2020 got quite the surprise. Forty-three Medfield Public Schools staff (including the superintendent, principal, administrative assistants, nurses, teachers, classroom aides, and more) drove to every senior’s house and delivered the traditional congratulatory lawn signs that StuCo sells each year.  Senior families were emailed, so they knew what was happening...our soon-to-be graduates did not!  As soon as the first senior got their sign, it was all over social media but it was still a very special salute that will not be forgotten by the students or their families!





Biology students in Dr. Reilly’s classes were asked to create a model of the digestive system (using household items) that had a moveable mouth part and potentially could demonstrate the movement of liquid down the esophagus - students submitted videos showing the movement of liquids/solids through their model. Check out these images of their innovative models!     




Even though the school building is closed, the yearbook has been finished for weeks now and the Jostens printing plant in Tennessee is open and busy. Our copies should be ready for shipment in early June. We don't know what the distribution logistics will be just yet, but we are still accepting orders. Please don't miss out! While much of the yearbook was designed and sent to Jostens in batches at various points throughout the school year (before the school closure), there were a few pages left in March that squeezed in some COVID-19 coverage. Plus, Jostens provided some free inserts as well. If you haven't yet ordered a copy of the 2020 yearbook, here is the link!

 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 by 8:00 AM on Monday mornings.