Picture: The Yearbook Staff worked together throughout the fall to brainstorm, vote on, and create designs for the cover and various pages inside, including the senior section and sports. Four staff members signed up to continue working on the yearbook throughout the spring as part of Yearbook Independent Study. Stay tuned for the finished product in early June!
February 6 - Day 6 E-A-Flex-C-F
February 7 - Day 7 A-B-D-G-E
February 8 - HALF DAY A-G Schedule 11:10 Dismissal
February 9 - Day 8 B-Flex-D-C-F
February 10 - Day 1 C-A-Flex-E-G
February 13 - Day 2 E-B-D-G-F
February 14 - Day 3 A-Flex-D-F-C
February 15 - Day 4 B-A-Flex-G-E
February 16 - Day 5 C-B-D-F-G
February 17 - Day 6 E-A-Flex-C-F
February 20-24 - Winter Break. Return to School Monday, February 27th -
Day 7: A-B-D-G-E
FROM THE GUIDANCE OFFICE
PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF THE CLASS OF 2025 - SAVE THE DATE:
2023 ARMED SERVICES VOCATIONAL APTITUDE BATTERY (ASVAB):
On Wednesday, February 8th, Medfield will be offering the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery). Students should report to guidance at 7:45AM on test day. Students can register here:
The test, optional and open to all CURRENT JUNIORS & SENIORS, is approximately 3 hours in length. Students are reminded that they are responsible to approach teachers in order to make up all missing assignments. Students will check-in to the MHS Guidance office the morning of the exam.
The ASVAB is an interest inventory that allows students to explore potential career options. The ASVAB is designed to help students learn more about themselves and the world of work, to identify and explore potentially satisfying occupations, and develop an effective strategy to realize potential career goals.
There is no fee to take the test. If you have any questions about registration please contact the guidance office.
STATE SEAL OF BILITERACY TESTING
All students in the class of 2023 who are enrolled in French, Mandarin, or Spanish classes levels 4 or 5 are scheduled to take the AAPPL test in order to qualify for the state seal of biliteracy. This year, the senior class will be taking three sections (writing, reading, listening) of the AAPPL test on February 10.
These same students will take the speaking portion of the assessment during their World Language class time. Class of 2023 heritage speakers not enrolled in a World Language class have also been invited to take this assessment. Students have already been informed about the test and about available practice materials. These students will be excused from regular classes that day in order to take the AAPPL. Latin students will be taking the ALIRA reading test in order to qualify for the state seal during their class time.
The Class of 2020 was the first class at Medfield High School to graduate with the Massachusetts state seal of biliteracy. The seal was signed into law by Governor Baker in 2017. The World Languages and Cultures Department in Medfield has been established as a proficiency based program and therefore aligned with goals of the Seal of Biliteracy for several years. However, we adopted the program and the assessment in 2019.
Since 2020, our first year of awarding the seal, Medfield has recognized a significant portion of our graduating senior class with this impressive honor. Students must score Intermediate High or better in each of the four modes in order to qualify for the Massachusetts State Seal of Biliteracy.
The World Language department is proud of this growing program. We continue to be encouraged and excited by the enthusiasm that the Seal of Biliteracy has created for the value of bilingualism and the study of languages and cultures.
FROM THE NATIONAL CHINESE HONOR SOCIETY
On Thursday, February 8th the National Chinese Honor Society is having a celebration for Chinese New Year in the LMC. Festivities will include traditional song and dance, lessons about the history of Chinese New Year, ping pong, calligraphy, and more. The LMC will be closed to allow for middle school classes to visit throughout the day but will be open during Flex for any high school students who are interested in the celebration.
FROM THE MHS PTO
FROM THE ALL NIGHT GRAD TEAM
To all Senior Parents/Guardians:
WE NEED YOUR PHOTOS - BEFORE MARCH 1ST
The All Night Grad. Team (ANGP) are in need of photos of your Senior’s school years from Pre-K to Senior Year.
Please print 5 different photos, (ideally group shots) at the preferred size of 8x10.
Please label clearly on the back - ALL the student's (who appear in the photo) full names and the event the photo was taken at.
Photos can be dropped off at any of the following locations:
- 10 Knollwood Road
- 34 Hatters Hill Road (on Deck off of driveway)
- 66 North Street
- Medfield High School Office
Photos cannot be returned.
Be sure your Senior is included on our party walls!!
WE ALSO NEED YOUR VIDEOS - ASAP!
We are also planning to produce a video montage of footage from the Class of 2023 Medfield School days from Pre-School to Senior Year. Please upload your videos to this Google DropBox Site as soon as you can.
Many thanks to Medfield TV who have agreed to pull this wonderful film together for the All Night Grad Party. It really puts a smile on everyone’s face, (& even a few tears!!)
Thank you for helping us make the All Night Grad Party one to remember for the Class of 2023.
(If your film is of a format you can’t upload - please drop it off at Medfield TV, 18 N Meadows Road.
Print ‘ANGP', your name and your contact details clearly and it will be returned.)
WE NEED YOUR DONATIONS!
This 8 hour party is not a ticketed event to allow ALL students to attend. That said, the average cost per Senior for this party, full of non-stop entertainment, food and fun-filled activities throughout the night is $200. All donations are tax-deductible and are greatly appreciated.
Please visit: www.medfieldangp.com to donate and find out all there is to know about this fun, safe, memorable event.
Make a check payable to ’The All Night Grad Party’, and mail to:
PO Box 38, Medfield, MA 02052
Any questions, please email: email@example.com
SAVE THE DATE - SENIOR FASHION SHOW
NEWS FROM THE WRITING CENTER
Often at the start of Term 3, we have a lull in appointments in the Writing Center, so now is a great time to make appointments to work on improving your writing and avoiding previous issues by:
- review writing challenges from Semester 1 and how to fix them
- revise writing from your Semester 1 essays to avoid these same issues!
In addition, the Writing Center is pleased to announce our Semester 1 Writing Center LinK Tutor Chloe Robertston is returning, along with several volunteers from Semester 1 Honors Writing Seminar will also be available to meet with students: David Hom, Chloe Shield, and Morgan Turner!
So if you find that Writing Center appointments are full, please reach out to WB (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll endeavor to set up appointments with one of these seniors!
Finally, below you'll find information about an interesting playwriting contest, sponsored by Trinity Rep in Providence. Remember, you can use the Writing Center for help with submissions for writing contests and awards.
Ignite the spark of creative writing!
There's only one month left to enter Trinity Rep's annual Write Here! Write Now! playwriting contest, for students in grades 9 - 12. Participants can submit up to two 10-minute scripts. All entrants will receive feedback from Trinity Rep's artistic and education staff. The four winners will see their plays performed live at Trinity Rep!
Click here to hear two-time winner Tosin George's experience as a young playwright. Encourage the teen or student in your life to submit for a chance to win show tickets for their school, and a scholarship to Young Actor’s Studio.
Tap below to submit, or email Education Director Jordan Butterfield at email@example.com with questions.
MHS students Mia Remington, Julie Karam, and Riddhi Paithankar are part of the teen advocacy group that is hosting an event at the end of February.
The Athena Council of the Metrowest Commission on the Status of Women’s Redefining Feminism event is a panel/discussion regarding feminism and its stereotypes. Speakers with different perspectives such as the male perspective, and college students in both male and female-dominated majors will be answering questions. In the end, there will be opportunities to ask questions and discuss what participants think being a feminist truly is. Please join us on February 25th from 3-4:30 pm on Zoom by signing up at this link. Hope to see you there!! https://forms.gle/erF1VU9fHy5MKdn26
FROM THE MCPE
Trivia Night is just around the corner!
This favorite Medfield event is a fun way to enjoy a night with friends while supporting our Medfield schools, teachers, and students. All proceeds benefit MCPE, which provides system-wide support and academic enrichment for Medfield Public Schools through grants for the development of innovative programs, curriculum, and enrichment. Check out some MCPE Grants in Action on FB! https://www.facebook.com/MCPEMedfield
Trivia Night is 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 (dinner included, cash bar). Team captains register teams here.
We’re painting the town blue!
MCPE is celebrating its 35th Anniversary! During this anniversary year, we are asking every household in Medfield to consider making a donation to MCPE. Each residence that makes a charitable contribution of any amount will receive a blue bow placed on their mailbox. You can showcase your support for Medfield Public Schools by donating to MCPE's 35th Anniversary Appeal and proudly displaying a blue ribbon, helping us paint the town blue!
This year, we are partnering with our schools to fund five ambitious projects that will make a real difference in our students' educational experience. Without MCPE, many of the educational enrichment tools and professional development opportunities that differentiate Medfield Public Schools and make our students' academic experiences truly unique would simply not be possible, as they are outside the school budget. Over many years, MCPE has brought innovative and rewarding initiatives to students in all five public schools. From Numicon kits and Passport Club in our elementary schools to a disc golf course and pickleball at the middle and high schools, every single child that comes through the Medfield public school system benefits from grants funded by MCPE.
Please join us by making your MCPE 35th Anniversary Appeal gift today! Let’s paint the town blue!
Save the date! Massachusetts Miss Amazing is coming to Medfield High School for its eleventh annual event! Miss Amazing’s mission statement reads, “Miss Amazing provides opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to build confidence and self-esteem in a supportive environment.” Join us in supporting this goal and giving these girls and young women an opportunity to shine. This full-day event is Sunday March 26th, and will be held in the Medfield High School Auditorium at 6 PM. If you want to volunteer with the event, you can sign up to be a buddy, half day volunteer (helping hand), or a right hand man online at https://missamazing.org/volunteer/. If you know a girl or young woman who might want to participate in this event, refer them to the Miss Amazing website so they can learn more! Sign up a participant at https://missamazing.org/participate/. See you there!
Now is a great time to pre-order the 2023 yearbook! Please act fast to ensure you get a copy before they sell out (as they did last year)! Just click on this LINK. Thanks for your interest and support!
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