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News Update - October 26, 2020
News Update - October 26, 2020
Medfield High School
Monday, October 26, 2020

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Oct. 26       Cohort A in person

Oct. 27       Cohort A in person

Oct. 28       ALL REMOTE

Oct. 29       Cohort B in person

Oct. 30       Teacher Professional Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

 

LOOKING AHEAD:

Nov. 2         Cohort A in person

Nov. 3         Cohort A in person

Nov. 4         ALL REMOTE

Nov. 5         Cohort B in person

Nov. 5         Guidance sponsors FRESHMAN PARENT ZOOM @ NOON (see info below)

Nov. 6         Cohort B in person


GOT (HEALTH) FORMS?

In order to help maintain the health and well being of your student while in school we must have their Emergency Health Information sheet. This information sheet is important for the nurses to refer to in case there is an emergency and we need to contact you or other emergency people listed on the emergency contact section. This sheet also provides permission for the school nurses to administer medication and help communicate important health information to the nurses. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.  Liz Bennett RN BSN (ebennett@email.medfield.net) or Brittany Hardiman RN BSN (bhardiman@email.medfield.net). Health Office phone: 508-242-8568 Fax:508-359-2963 

If you have not done so already, please send in your student’s Emergency Health Information sheet by THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29th. To download, print and complete form, CLICK HERE.


MHS SENIOR, SLATER FRANKS, NAMED A NATIONAL HISPANIC SCHOLAR!

The National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) recognizes approximately 5,000 Hispanic students each year from among the more than 400,000 juniors who take the PSAT. We are pleased to announce that Slater Franks, a member of Medfield High School’s Class of 2021, has been recognized by the CollegeBoard through the National Hispanic Recognition Program.  Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT must have a qualifying score on their junior PSAT as well as a qualifying GPA based on the submission of their high school transcript.  Congratulations    Slater, we hope you take great pride in this outstanding accomplishment!






LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER UPDATE

The LMC website has recently been updated. Please visit http://medfieldhslmc.weebly.com/ to access digital books (Sora) and magazines, search for new books you may want to read, or just browse Pinterest to see what your teachers have been reading. Mrs. Panchuk is always available in school or via email - rpanchuk@email.medfield.net to assist you with password help if needed.


FROM THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT...

Ms. Duffy and Ms. Brown have been working with their English Literature Honors classes on poetry, specifically by modern British writers. This way, their seniors get the opportunity to "hear" a number of Voices of Color in this new unit that highlights diversity. The students have since created Flipgrids about these poets as part of an extensive poetry project. It has been eye opening!


GUIDANCE OFFICE NEWS & NOTES

FRESHMEN PARENT ZOOM (Class of 2024) - Thursday November 5th, 12:00 Noon

The MHS guidance department will be hosting a zoom for freshmen parents on Thursday, November 5th at noon. Join us to hear about what to expect over the next four years of high school. We hope to see you there!  Please look for a Zoom invite to be sent via email next Wednesday, November 4th.

 




LAST CHANCE! 

Now through Thursday, November 5th, the Massachusetts Education Financing Authority (MEFA) will host a live College Financing webinar daily, every Monday through Thursday, with daytime and evening hours. All webinars will be recorded and available online for families who are unable to attend a live event. This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the full financial aid application process. Presenters will include MEFA staff members as well as guests from financial aid offices across the Commonwealth, providing families the opportunity to hear from many of the most knowledgeable financial aid leaders in the industry.

For additional financial aid resources, please visit: https://sites.google.com/email...




ATTENTION JUNIORS & SENIORS!

Virtual college rep. visits for this week include the schools listed below. Please log on to your Naviance account and sign up for the virtual sessions you are interested in (each session lasts about 20 minutes). Virtual visits with the following schools are scheduled the week of 10/26 - 10/29:

Monday:               St. Joseph’s of Maine, Fitchburg State University, Roger Williams University 

Tuesday:             North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Fairfield University, 

                                    College of the Holy Cross

Wednesday:     University of New Haven, Lesley University, Hampshire College

Thursday:           Bridgewater State University, Boston College, Springfield College, 

                                    Husson University



2021 AP EXAM REGISTRATION INFORMATION 

MYAP.collegeboard.org

All students currently enrolled in AP courses need to register for their exams by November 6thStudents should log into their collegeboard accounts and enter the AP code for each AP class they are taking.

Medfield students enrolled in AP courses will take the exams in May.  The three-pronged approach is as follows:

Fall:       Register to take exams through collegeboard

Winter:  Pay for exams through AP Test Services (More info in January)

Spring:  Take the AP exams in May

Please have your child view this short video on how to register for AP exams.  Listed below are the courses, teachers and join codes.  Any course listed as “ALL SET” indicates all students have already registered.  Please contact guidance with any questions. 

 

AP JOIN CODE

AP COURSE--Teacher

ALL SET

Calculus AB--Kraemer

ALL SET

Calculus BC--Kraemer

D9QWKJ

Chemistry--Luce

M49QPW

Macroeconomics--Cotter

MMXKYZ

Macroeconomics--Barrows

2W2K7N

English Language--Chamberlain

43772V

English Literature--Duffy

KE3YAX

English Literature--Reynolds

ALL SET

Environmental Science--Lynch

6GAEE7

French Language--Goodrow-Trach

ALL SET

Physics II--Cowell

WGE4K2

Psychology--Penn

E9JDMG

Psychology--Tevis-Finn

ALL SET

Spanish--Toubman

ALL SET

Statistics--Safer

EPWQ47

Studio Art: Drawing--Drew

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US Government--Buckingham

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US History--Oasis

 


 

It’s hard to believe it’s nearing the end of October! Here are a few important reminders:

1) Senior Portraits are due November 2 via this private uploading link: https://images.jostens.com/415464605. If you get a screen asking you for a User ID, type in this number: 415464605.

2) Senior Bios and (Senior) “Can You Imagine” contributions, all of which are optional, are also due November 2 via separate Google Forms. Those links were sent to seniors via email.

3) There’s still time for MHS students of any grade to order a yearbook at the reduced price of $85. (In November, that price will go up to $90.) Here is the ordering link: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01095588.

Thanks for your support! If you have any questions, please check out the answers to some FAQs on the Yearbook page of the MHS website: https://www.medfield.net/o/medfield-high-school/page/yearbook--153.

~From the MHS Yearbook Staff

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SUPPORT THE MEDFIELD MUSIC ASSOCIATION THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

WREATHS & BULBS!  Medfield Music Association's Fall Fundraiser is in full swing. The MMA is accepting orders NOW for or our beautiful, updated 20" Noble Fir wreaths with natural incense cedar, juniper, ponderosa cone accents, and exceptional needle retention. The new design was met with rave reviews and COMPLETELY SOLD OUT last year. 

Also, NEW THIS YEAR, we're offering amaryllis bulb kits in assorted colors. Visit https://www.medfieldmusicassociation.com/shop for more information or to purchase. Thank you for your support!






MEDFIELD OUTREACH PROVIDES WEEKLY MENTAL HEALTH OPEN HOURS

On Thursdays, during the month of October, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM, Medfield Outreach will be offering free drop-in hours for personal, individualized appointments with two licensed mental health professionals.  To find out more, click HERE.




MASSACHUSETTS LIONS YOUTH SPEECH CONTEST

It's time again for the Massachusetts Lions Youth Speech Contest! The Massachusetts Lions Youth Speech competition never crowned a state champion last spring because of the statewide stay at home order. We had 5 “Co-champions”. This year the committee that organizes the state-wide competition is putting together procedures to hold competitions virtually for as long as necessary. 

This year’s speech topic is, “Is Winning Everything?”, and the first round of competition will be held on Wednesday evening, December 16. Please see this informational FLYER for all the details.




WHAT: AN EVENING OF MUSIC WITH DAN & CLAUDIA ZANES

WHERE: ONLINE, LIVE ZOOM CONCERT

WHEN: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2020, 7 p.m.

EVENT WEBSITE LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a...

TICKET PRICE: $15/Household

CONTACT: Eva Conley Kendrick, Director of Music, First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Medfield. 774-526-5093. evakendrick@comcast.net 


 

MEDFIELD COALITION FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION 

                                                                                 ONE MEDFIELD MOVES! 

Walk, Run, Bike, Rollerblade, Swim or Skip your way to 20.52 miles between now and November 30th! The $25 fee per participant (all ages welcome) gets you: a tracking sheet for recording your mileage, “One Medfield” t-shirt after your mileage is complete and weekly emails to keep you motivated. 

This event is sponsored by Medfield Orthodontics. 

      

FLORAL WORKSHOP: Join MCPE for the first event in our One Medfield Virtual FunRaising Night In series with Alice’s Table!    REGISTER NOW!

MCPE has partnered with Alice’s Table to bring this private fundraising workshop to your home on November 19th at 8:00 PM just in time for the fall holiday season! Sign up for this exclusive virtual class and create your own stunning holiday centerpiece.

Each ticket includes an abundance of farm-fresh flowers and a planter delivered to your      doorstep the day before the event, so all you need to have on hand is your computer, a pair of scissors or floral clippers and some water!  

Visit medfieldcoalition.org for more information on these exciting initiatives and other upcoming events! 



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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.