Congratulations to our Science Olympiad Team. At their January meet they placed FIRST in the Disease Detectives category, 15th in Fast Facts and overall ranked 12th out of 19 schools.
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 23 - Day 5 C-B-D-F-G
January 24 - HALF DAY A-G Schedule
January 25 - Day 6 E-A-Flex-C-F
January 26 - Day 7 A-B-D-G-E
January 27 - Day 8 B-Flex-D-C-F
- 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
- January 23 - Last day of Q2/Semester 1
- January 24 - First day of Q3/Semester 2
NEWS FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE
Please check your spam for emails from the nurses as we have been ending up there occasionally.
11th and 12th grade parents and guardians: If you received an email last week from me about the meningococcal vaccine requirement, please have your student receive this immunization before 1/31/23 and send in the new immunization record to me as soon as possible.
Brittany Hardiman, RN, MSN
The Department of Mental Health has launched a new Behavioral Health Help Line that people can call or text at 833-773-2445. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in more than 200 languages. The help line can help individuals and families navigate the behavioral health system and access treatment, including mobile crisis services.
FROM THE GUIDANCE OFFICE
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 the 26th.
Students can see their Guidance Counselor with any questions.
ATTENTION CLASS OF 2024
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.
2023 AP EXAM INFORMATION
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.
FROM THE MHS PTO
Dear Medfield High School Families,
Please help show your appreciation for our Medfield High School teachers and staff by contributing to the Teacher & Staff Luncheon on Tuesday, January 24th.
You can make/purchase soup, donate rolls/bread, salad, fruit, dessert and/or drinks. You can also help by donating supplies such as soup bowls, spoons, plates, forks, napkins, etc. All contributions/donations both large and small are much appreciated!
Please drop off soups HOT and in a LABELED CROCKPOT with a serving LADLE and a small SIGN identifying the food, especially for the ALLERGY ITEMS. All donations should be delivered to the cafeteria by 10:30 am on Tuesday, January 24th.
The serving size should be for 10-12 people. All crockpots should be picked up in the cafeteria by the end of the school day on the 24th.
No cantaloupe AND options that are nut free, gluten free, seafood free and meat free.
If you have any questions, please email: Sue Ten Hagen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please review the available slots HERE and click on the button to sign up.
If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, please use the Venmo information:
Venmo: @Medfield-HSPTO (last 4 digits of phone: 9476)
or via Paypal: www.medfieldhspto.com
THANK YOU for your continued support!
The MHS PTO Team:
Sue Ten Hagen, Debra Mula, Amy Ferry, Karen Vazquez, Tara Oliveto, Janie Boylan
The NYT invites students to enter into their 4th Annual STEM Writing Contest. Students are invited to choose an issue or question in science, technology, engineering, math or health - then write an engaging 500-word explanation that helps a general audience understand the topic and its importance. Contest dates are Jan 18-Feb 15, 2023. Contest info can be found HERE.
Students are encouraged to make appointments in the Writing Center through the MyFlex Learning app for help on their writing contest entries
Everyone at MHS has free access to the NY Times! You just need to click using this LINK or from any of the links located on the MHS LMC website! Email Mrs. Cowell if you have any questions!!
FROM THE MCPE
MCPE Trivia Night is back! Join friends new and old on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:00 PM at AvaLena’s Bar in Millis. Teams of 4-6 adults will join other competitors and a professional trivia host for a fast-paced, humor-filled evening. The cost is $40/person, which includes a dinner buffet. Trivia Night sells out quickly, so text your buddies, come up with a memorable team name, and sign up now! All proceeds from this event will support Medfield Public Schools.
All proceeds benefit Medfield Coalition for Public Education, an independent, non-profit organization funded to provide system-wide support and academic enrichment for the Medfield Public Schools through grants for the development of innovative programs, curriculum, and enrichment. Be sure to join MCPE’s email list for event announcements and follow us on social.
FROM THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
ATTENTION CLASS OF 2023 STUDENTS/PARENTS/GUARDIANS:
FROM THE MEDFIELD MUSIC ASSOCIATION
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 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. THe concert is sponsored by Borchers Trust Law.
Tickets are $12 each for adults and $10 each for students. Please purchase online (https://bit.ly/acappellanight2023) and you will be able to pick your seats. Tickets will also be available at the door.
FROM THE MEDFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT
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:
- Fire Fighter 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: email@example.com
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: https://t.co/kQ8OtFIru6
CLASS OF 2025 FUNDRAISER
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.
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 on February 8. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 8:00 AM on Monday mornings. If you would like to submit photos or flyers, please convert to .jpg files.