GUIDANCE OFFICE NEWS & NOTES
COME ZOOM WITH US!
Junior Parent Zoom, May 27, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
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.
STAYING IN TOUCH
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 THIS WEEK’s UPDATE FROM GUIDANCE, click HERE.
FROM THE SCIENCE DEPARTMENT…
Congratulations to Helen Moniz and Hannah Buzgo, the 19-20 recipients of the MCPE Reis Award for their grant "The Fight for a Better Planet". This award is given in honor of Thomas Reis, who was the Superintendent of Medfield Public Schools from 1984 to 1995 and a co-founder of MCPE in 1987. He was known as a leading supporter of volunteerism in the public schools and an ardent advocate for children. MCPE unanimously voted to give this grant the Reis Award because it envisions making long-lasting changes to increase sustainability in our schools' cafeterias and has the potential to impact all students and schools in our district.
From Helen and Hannah, upon receiving this award: “We are so excited and grateful that we were able to make an impact on our community. Thank you so much for giving us a chance and allowing us the opportunity to kick-start this change in the school cafeterias. We also want to give a huge thank you to our amazing inside mentor. Ms. Berry was so helpful in so many ways, suggesting who to contact, different questions we should ask and even told us about this opportunity of applying for a grant. Ms. Berry, we definitely wouldn’t have made it this far without you so thank you so much for everything you have done for us!
For us, this project may have only lasted a couple months, but we hope that it is the start of something much bigger. While we are so proud and grateful for both this grant money and the honor of the Thomas Reis Award, there is still a lot that needs to be done to reduce the volume of single use plastics used in the Medfield Public School system. Thank you so much to MCPE for being the start of a movement towards the reduction of plastics in our schools.”
FROM THE VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT
For the twenty-fifth year, the Zullo Gallery, in collaboration with the K-12 Visual Arts faculty of the Medfield Public Schools, is hosting its Annual Student-Faculty Art Exhibit. Under normal circumstances, the Zullo Gallery offers a fantastic opportunity for deserving student artwork to receive special notice by our community in a professional gallery setting, but due to the covid-19 quarantine this year, this year’s exhibit is online. It can be viewed HERE from May 20th- June 17th.
This annual show is designed to highlight student work and pieces are chosen as exemplars of student learning within the arts curriculum. Thanks to Bill Pope and the Zullo Gallery for helping to continue this important tradition in spite of the quarantine. (Acrylic painting above entitled “It’s Safer Inside”, by MHS junior, Sarah Lautz.)
Let’s go to the movies...(virtually, of course)!
Visual Arts teacher, Chris Faust, has been busy putting together Video Production student work on Vimeo. Leading up to the closure, students were making great progress on work that they had to leave behind. Since the closure, they've been making work that addresses what they're going through during quarantine. Some of these films offer a really great snapshot into what students are experiencing. Mr. Faust will be adding more work as it comes in, but wanted to share their voices. Click the following link to view these film https://vimeo.com/showcase/7132874
MUSIC DEPARTMENT NOTES
Traditionally, every year at our final POPS concert, the MHS High School Orchestra pays tribute to our graduating seniors by performing an arrangement of Ashokan Farewell. Only the seniors play at the beginning and ending of the piece. With the pandemic cancelling all of our concerts, we decided to work on a virtual recording over these past few weeks instead. Orchestra director, Brenna Evans, surprised the students with a slideshow to accompany the recording at the Zoom Music Banquet last week. Ms. Evans has taught this senior class since they were in 6th grade. To view, click on this link MHS Orchestra Ashokan Farewell
Congratulations and best wishes to the MHS Orchestra members of the Class of 2020!
Marianna Apazidis, Cello
Catherine Callahan, Violin
Cole Curl, Bass
Mairead Driscoll, Violin
Nicolina Farmer, Violin
Sara Lako, Cello
Katharine Lapham, Violin
Madeline Mileti, Cello
Helen Moniz, Viola
Luigi Musto, Cello
Nicole Tichner, Violin
DALE STREET SCHOOL PROJECT
All Medfield residents are encouraged to take this survey to provide feedback on replacing or renovating Dale Street School. Click here to access the Dale Street School Project Survey. Survey open through May 27th.
MEDFIELD’S MENTAL HEALTH MONDAY PROJECT
MHS graduating senior, Zoey Pollard, was recently featured on the Mental Health Monday Project on Medfield TV. This project was a Medfield Foundation Initiative brought to you by Medfield TV and Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention. It was administered by Medfield Youth Outreach to alleviate stress and promote mental health awareness. Click HERE to view the video.
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! http://www.jostensyearbooks.com/
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