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January 23 - Day 5   C-B-D-F-G
January 24 - HALF DAY A-G Schedule 11:10 Dismissal
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 30 - Day 1   C-A-Flex-E-G
January 31 - Day 2   E-B-D-G-F
February 1 - Day 3   A-Flex-D-F-C
February 2 - Day 4   B-A-Flex-G-E
February 3 - Day 5   C-B-D-F-G


  • January 23 - Last day of Q2/Semester 1
  • January 24 - First day of Q3/Semester 2
  • February 1 - Incoming 9th Grade Student & Parent Information Night (Snow Date 2/2)


As we begin Semester 2, please take a moment to review our attendance policies below.

Excused vs. Unexcused absence: Excused absences are when students are out of school and return with a note from their healthcare provider (see link for other reasons) or they are dismissed by the school nurse. An unexcused absence is when students are out of school but no doctor's note was provided. Students are permitted six unexcused class absences per term.

Tardies to School: Any student not in their first-period classroom by 7:40 a.m. will be considered tardy. Office detention will result following the third unexcused tardiness per term. Please see link for more information from the MHS Handbook.


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 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.
Thank you,
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. 



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. Students can access the application through their school email account.

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.


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.


Medfield After Dark (aka MAD) is a variety show/showcase performed and directed by MHS Theatre Society students. Those who think they might be interested in participating in MAD (in ANY capacity) should email Thomas Boland, our student stage manager, by January 30th. Indicating they may want to participate is completely non-binding, so even those who just want to learn more about the project should email Thomas to let him know.


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 tomorrow, 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.

ALLERGIES: 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 (suetenhagen@gmail.com)

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 All Night Grad Party Team (ANGP) are planning the celebration of the year for The Class of 2023.

The only way we can make this happen is thanks to generous donations from Senior Parents, the Community and Volunteer time. This is not a ticketed event to allow ALL students to attend. That said, the average cost per Senior for this 8 hour party, full of non-stop entertainment, food and fun-filled activities throughout the night is $200.

Please make a donation TODAY for your Senior to experience the party of all parties and RECEIVE A CLASS OF 2023 CAR MAGNET!


Thank you!



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.

  • 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!!

In honor of DNA day, the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) is hosting its annual essay contest. This contest is open to students in grades 9-12 worldwide and asks students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. Click here to learn more

Students are encouraged to make appointments in the Writing Center through the MyFlex Learning app for help on their writing contest entries.


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.


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 mfitzgerald@email.medfield.net by 8:00 AM on Monday mornings. If you would like to submit photos or flyers, please convert to .jpg files.