Nook Wellness Pod in LMC

Image: Students work in the sublime LMC Nook Wellness Pod thanks to a grant MPS earned. 
What a creative location to do some career exploration!

January  9 - Day 4   B-A-Flex-G-E
January 10 - Day 5   C-B-D-F-G
January 11 - Day 6   E-A-Flex-C-F
January 12 - Day 7   A-B-D-G-E
January 13 - Day 8   B-Flex-D-C-F

January 16 - NO SCHOOL
January 17 - Day 1   C-A-Flex-E-G
January 18 - Day 2   E-B-D-G-F
January 19 - Day 3   A-Flex-D-F-C
January 21 - Day 4   B-A-Flex-G-E


  • January 17 - MHS PTO Meeting 7:00 PM in the MHS LMC
  • January 18 - MHS Site Council - 2:30 PM in the MHS LMC
  • January 20 - A Cappella Night 7-8 PM



Local Scholarships and Awards are now available! We encourage ALL seniors to apply!

Here is the link to a website with all the scholarship applications:

All local scholarship and award applications must be submitted no later than Thursday, January 26th at 3:00 pm. No late applications will be considered.

There are two separate application processes: a general award application and specific individual applications.

  • Students will need to complete the general award application, which makes them eligible for about 25 scholarships. This is a google form students fill out one time.

  • There are also about 30 scholarships that have their own application. Students will need to download and complete the applications. These are all still due to Mrs. McGrory in Guidance by 3:00pm on January 26th.

Students can see their Guidance Counselor with any questions.


The school counseling offices of Wellesley, Weston, and Wayland high schools invite junior and senior students and their parents or guardians to their virtual gap year presentation on January 11th at 7:00 pm.  Members of the school counseling departments and Jason & Jane Sarouhan of J2Guides will discuss options for students considering a GAP year program.  Please register for the webinar here.



Members of the class of 2024 and their parents or guardians are invited to join the Medfield guidance staff on Thursday, January 19 at 6:30 pm for a virtual college admission panel.  Admission representatives from Boston College, Bryant University, Elon University, Fairfield University, UMass Amherst, and Westfield State will share their expertise on the college admission process.  The link to join the event will be shared with all juniors and their families in advance of the event and the webinar will be recorded if you are unable to join us.


All students enrolled in an AP course(s) will be receiving invoices for AP exams beginning in January. The invoices will explain the format/instructions for payment.  For those wondering, here is the process for registering, paying for and taking AP exams:

Fall:  Register to take exams through College Board
**Winter:  Pay for exams through AP Test Services**
Spring:  Take the AP exams in May

Cost for each exam:  $105
Payment window: January 17th--March 1st, 2023
Late Fee:  $10 per test if paid AFTER 3/1/2023

If paying for AP exams presents a hardship of any kind, please speak to your child’s guidance counselor.  For students taking a high volume of exams we can set up monthly payment plans if necessary.  If you have any questions regarding the AP exams, please contact the guidance office.

THIS DOCUMENT contains additional information, along with the Medfield AP 2023 Exam schedule.


The final edits for the newspaper are complete! Students will find flyers throughout our school with a QR code linking them to the online newspaper.

We invite you to check out the talented work of the On The Record staff - There is School News, Arts & Entertainment, Clubs & Sports, and more!

The staff would like to thank Ms. Wren-Burgess and her Honors Writing Seminar class with editing assistance.


Congratulations to Medfield's Model UN Team who had five wins at their conference on Saturday at Seekonk High School! The awards are as follows. 

  • Trojan War: Acheans Side Best Delegate - Julie Karam '25
  • Trojan War: Acheans Side People's Choice- Maxim Harding '25
  • International Whaling Commission People's Choice- Gabe Halesworth '24
  • Ocean Acidification Honorable Mention for Best Delegate- Ava Blake '23
  • Salem Witch Trials Honorable Mention for Best Delegate- Mia Remington '24

We are so proud of our delegates for their hard work! On to the next conference: BC High.


Please join the All Night Grad Party Team at their first kick -off meeting to plan the party of the year for the Class of 2023 this Thursday, January 12th at 7PM in the MHS Cafeteria.

ALL ARE WELCOME except Seniors as it’s a surprise!!

This is a time honored Medfield tradition and we’d like to keep this amazing event alive - but we can’t do it without your help. Each year volunteers ‘PAY IT FORWARD’ so that underclassman parents get to learn the ropes and help the Senior parents pull this party together. It’s a lot of fun, as you meet with your friends each Wednesday leading up to the big event, which is on June 3rd. There’s no pressure to commit to coming every week. The more hands involved the easier it is on us all, and makes it more fun too.

Please consider coming to our first meeting on Thursday, January 12th in the MHS Cafeteria at 7pm.

For more information visit: 
or email:

Janie Boylan and Patty Borteck
ANGP Co-Chairs


The Medfield Music Association is excited to announce A Cappella Night on Friday, January 20, at 7pm at Medfield High School’s Lowell Mason Auditorium.

The premiere A Cappella group from Northeastern University, the Nor’easters, will be featured performers, along with Medfield High School’s Soundwaves, Blake Middle School’s Crescendos, and Montrose School’s Treblemakers. There will also be performances from and local high school a cappella groups from Dover-Sherborn, Westwood, Weston, and more!

This concert will provide a unique opportunity to enjoy A Cappella music from a wide range of talented college and high school students. The evening promises family-friendly and high-energy performances of old favorites and current hits. Concert is sponsored by Borchers Trust Law.

Tickets are $12 each for adults and $10 each for students. Please purchase online ( and you will be able to pick your seats. Tickets will also be available at the door.


Medfield Fire is once again offering the fire cadet program at the station this winter/spring. It is open to any high school student interested.There will be an information night at the station in a few weeks so students and parents can come and ask questions and learn more about the program. We anticipate starting the program in February. Students will learn about the fire service including:

  • FireFighter Safety
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • 911 and Emergency Communications
  • First Responder, EMS
  • Fire Department Organization and Structure
  • Hazardous Material Awareness
  • Search and Rescue
  • Strategy and Tactics of firefighting
  • Fire Streams, Hose and Hydrants
  • Fire Extinguisher Use and Selection
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Public Education and Code Enforcement

Contact Chief Bill DeKing with more information of questions: 

Check out these photos from our program last year:



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: 


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.


Just before the December break, the Honors Writing Seminar (HWS) Peer Tutors worked during Flexes and after school with dozens of sophomores and juniors in the Writing Center on their A Doll's House and Catcher in the Rye essays.  

Throughout Semester 1 HWS students have been training for Peer Tutoring and were happy to put into practice what they've learned! In addition to working in the Writing Center, the HWS Peer Tutors also help in classrooms during some periods.  

So we can further support our students' writing, HWS student David Hom (MHS '23) created a Google form for students who came for this extra help, to gather additional feedback and help HWS tutors improve. A typical comment was "I worked on making my paragraphs more concise and easier to understand, correcting my citation, and adding on necessary extra analysis."

As a reminder, the Writing Center is available to all students for help on their academic and other writing during Flex periods. It's easy to sign up on the MHS My Flex Learning app. Any problems signing up, just reach out to: 

Bonnie Wren-Burgess (WB) 
English Teacher & Writing Center Director

 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!





Please visit our district website for community notices and announcements.

To submit items to the MHS WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE, please email Maura Fitzgerald at by 8:00 AM on Monday mornings. If you would like to submit photos or flyers, please convert to .jpg files.