Winter Scene

Please enjoy a safe, healthy, and happy December break!
Happy New Year! See you on Tuesday, January 3rd (Day 8)

December 19 - Day 4   B-A-Flex-G-E
December 20 - Day 5   C-B-D-F-G
December 21 - Day 6   E-A-Flex-C-F
December 22 - Day 7   A-B-D-G-E
December 23 - A-G 11:10 am Dismissal

NO SCHOOL December 26-30, 2022 LOOKING AHEAD:

Monday, January 2, 2022   NO SCHOOL 
Tuesday, January 3 - Day 8   B-Flex-D-C-F
Wednesday, January 4 - Day 1   C-A-Flex-E-G
Thursday, January 5 - Day 2   E-B-D-G-F
Friday, January 6 - Day 3   A-Flex-D-F-C


  • December 21 - Winter Orchestra Concert
  • Return to school - Tuesday, January 3, 2023 (Day 8)



Looking for scholarship money? Thirty (30) scholarships, with awards ranging from $500 - $50,000 are listed on the Guidance Website! Each scholarship has its own deadline - with many not due until January, February or even March.

Check out these scholarship opportunities on the Guidance Website!



More than 70 MHS students competed at DECA (competitive business club) with over 1,000 students from 17 other neighboring high schools on December 15th. We are extremely proud of ALL of our members and their TEAMWORK on the bus & at the conference center - everyone was encouraging and super prepared. More than 40 of our students have advanced to the State Competition in March, and we had first place finishes in 6 events. Way to go Warriors!




MHS Clay Club presents Empty Bowls, a collaborative community dinner of soup and bread to raise money for Medfield Food Cupboard. Come make or buy a bowl and join us for a soup dinner Thursday 3/9/23. All proceeds benefit Medfield Food Cupboard!

Sign up here: 


Check out this digital version of our premiere issue highlighting student work in the visual arts done both here at the high school and independently, student curated and designed. Amazing work - enjoy!



Students in our Multi-Cultural Club spent the afternoon last week making parols - in the Philippines, during the Festival of Lights, the traditional bamboo and paper parol (puh-roll), or star lantern, symbolizes the victory of light over darkness as well as hope and goodwill.


 Congratulations to the Science Olympiad team on a successful December meet. The team had two top ten finishes - Astronomy 9th place and Bridge 9th place. Overall, the team is in 12th place out of 19 schools in the league. Great job everyone!



The Medfield Class of 2025 is selling dog leashes to support their class. All dog leashes cost $25. When the dog leashes come in (we anticipate they will be in by mid-January), they can be picked up outside Medfield High School and they can be paid for at that time. The $25 can be paid in cash (you are encouraged to pay the exact amount) or a check made out to the Town of Medfield. Place your order HERE.


TEAM RIVAL 100 Point Champions - Bracket 7 Medfield Warriors (Courtesy Image from Norfolk District Attorney's Office)

Congratulations to our Medfield Warriors for earning a $1500 grant from the Norfolk DA to support drug, alcohol, and dangerous behavior prevention. Check out the details on The Medfield Patch.


 The 2023 MHS Volleyball season is just around the corner! Sign up for the Volleyball Winter Clinics for a great way to learn the fundamentals of the game, condition, run drills, and scrimmage. The clinic is run by the 2 varsity co-captains - Caleb Garverich & Matt Herbst - and will be held at the Kingsbury Club Sundays January 8 - February 26.  Please see the co-captains or email for more details! 


 Your MHS Writing Center remains available for tutoring appointments during Flex periods. 

For Seniors: 

Are you a procrastinator and still need to start and finish your college essay? Or maybe you will feel better if you review your common app college application essay one more time? Just make a Writing Center appointment, and we'll help get you to the next step. Regular admission deadlines for fall 2023 admission are generally the first week of January. (This year January 3, 4, or 5.)

In addition, between Thanksgiving and the beginning of January, many seniors choose to apply to additional colleges, and that can mean more supplements to write. Make appointments in the Writing Center so we can help you start, write, and polish these challenging prompt responses. 

Or perhaps you would like some help in creating and/or polishing your resume? Again, the Writing Center is here to help you! 

For All MHS Students: 

In Term 2 there are often important writing assignments in a variety of classes. So remember: it always helps to use the Writing Center! 

Some areas the Writing Center can help: 

  • getting started on writing assignments
  • help when students are stuck in the midst of writing assignments
  • review of finished writing assignments

Perhaps you are applying to summer programs and/or internships? They often have writing prompts as part of their applications. Or do you need to write a cover letter? (Tip: you do!) Again, the MHS Writing Center can assist you with all kinds of writing, at any stage of the process.  

If anyone is having a hard time scheduling a Writing Center appointment, please reach out via your school email to Bonnie Wren-Burgess ( and we can often help you now that we have an excellent Student Peer LinK program tutor along with Honors Writing Seminar peer tutors.

The MHS Writing Center is a judgement free zone. In the Writing Center we all just want to help you with any of your writing!


Your MHS Writing Center wanted to share the news with you that this year’s John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest ™ is now open!

Sponsored annually by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, this contest is a way for high school students across the country to share inspiring stories of brave leaders from years past, while also uplifting President Kennedy’s lessons of political courage. Participants can win up to $10,000 for college by submitting an essay. 

Please Note: deadline for submissions is January 13, 2023!

Contest Topic and Information: The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites U.S. high school students to describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level.

Resources, links to some past winning essays, as well as all the specifics on preparing and submitting your entry are available here:

I can also be your sponsoring teacher, or will be happy to work with your Social Studies and/or English teachers to help them sponsor your submission. 

WB, Ms. Wren-Burgess
English Teacher and Writing Center, Room 224

Now is a great time to pre-order the 2023 yearbook! Please act fast to ensure you get a copy before the price goes up to $100 in the spring...if there are even any left at that point, as they sold out last year. Just click on this LINK.

Also, please review this DOC for answers to frequently asked questions, especially if you are a parent of a Senior wondering how and when to order a recognition ad (AKA baby ad). Jostens recently set that deadline as January 31...if you are interested, as it is a fun but optional tradition. Thanks!




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