Category Archives: Medfield High School

Medfield Mascot forum 5:30pm 7/30

From Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke –

Public Forum on Medfield Mascot on July 30 at 5:30pm

The Medfield School Committee invites all interested individuals to submit their comments regarding the continuing use of the Warrior LOGO to represent the Medfield Public Schools at a Public Forum on Thursday, July 30 at 5:30pm. School Committee members will review all submitted comments. In addition, please indicate on the form whether or not you would like to share your comment with the public via Zoom video participation at the meeting on July 30th.

The Committee will vote on the continuing usage of the Warrior logo at their scheduled meeting on Thursday, August 13 at 5:30pm

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. The Committee will not accept or read comments submitted via the “chat” or “Q&A” feature during the Public Forum portion of the Committee’s regular meeting on July 30, 2020.
  2. Requests to video comment must be submitted by Thursday, July 30 at 8am and will be limited to 3 minutes.
  3. General comments will still be accepted and considered until Aug. 9, so that the School Committee may have time to consider all statements before the August 13, 2020 vote.

Public Forum Participation Form HERE

THANK YOU!

Girls Who Care fundraiser for MYO

From Jackie Alford and Kathy McDonald –

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GWC Final Fundraiser in support of Medfield Youth Outreach!

The Girls Who Care service group (GWC) is a group of Medfield High School 2020 graduates who have been together since Kindergarten. They have completed approximately 50 service projects over the years and are excited to announce their final project! They have partnered with a fundraising company to offer a variety of items featuring a beautiful and unique logo designed by Medfield alumnus Rachel Tatro. To them, the logo represents the spirit of the MHS Class of 2020 along with the love and support they as a class have felt from the Medfield community during the unusual end to their time at MHS. They are selling these items to raise money for Medfield Youth Outreach, an organization that helps Medfield families in need access assistance and resources. Click on the link below to see almost 90 items that you can purchase with the logo on them. Great for graduation gifts, off-to-college gifts, or keepsakes! GWC will receive 35% of the proceeds for almost all of the items, and all money raised will be donated to Medfield Youth Outreach. All orders must be placed by July 3rd and will be delivered in time for MHS graduation on July 25th. Thank you for helping them give back to the Medfield community one last time before college! Click here to view the items and place your order.
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DPW & the Rolling Rally

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Kudos to the DPW

Last Sunday morning I biked the Rolling Rally route to see what the families would later see, and I bumped into Bobby Kennedy. Jr. leading two other DPW workers as they mowed and weed whacked the grass and weeds along the Rolling Rally route, all to make the event better for the MHS class of 2020 and their families.

It is the sort of thoughtful thing our DPW often does without fanfare, or request, around town, but about which the town should know – so we can truly and fully appreciate the value of our DPW.

Only when I ran Medfield Day did I learn that it was our DPW that swoops in en mass at the end of Medfield Day to clean up the mess that we residents left behind, such that by nightfall there is no sign of a street fair having happened.

MHS graduation guidelines

From the emailed newsletter this afternoon from Division of Local Services (DLS) –

DLS

DESE Provides Guidance Related to High School Graduations
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Earlier today, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released guidance concerning high school graduations. Please see below.

Graduation guidelines:

Between now and July 18, graduation should be held virtually or in limited circumstances following safety protocols, such as car parades.

Beginning July 19, graduation ceremonies can take place OUTSIDE under certain conditions, assuming the public health data supports continued opening of our state, at that time.

  • Any graduation ceremony must be held outside only in a large venue to accommodate social distancing of at least six feet if attendees are not from the same immediate household. Tents or other enclosures are not permitted.
  • Only immediate family of graduates can attend. Families must sign up in advance, and only those who have pre-registered may attend.
  • All attendees must wear face masks in accordance with the Governor’s COVID-19 Executive Order No. 31 and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s guidance. Speakers may remove masks during their remarks.
  • Graduates should individually be invited to walk across the stage and turn their tassel in lieu of receiving a diploma by hand. No handshakes or hugs.

Social distancing guidelines

  • Guests who are not part of the same immediate household must be seated at least 6 feet apart. Members of the same household are permitted to sit together less than 6 feet apart.
  • If there is fixed seating, rows should be blocked off and kept empty to allow for sufficient distancing between rows.
  • Children under 5-years-old and older adults, or those with vulnerable health conditions, should be discouraged from attending.
  • School staff must monitor the number of attendees entering and confirm they have pre-registered.
  • No receptions are permitted before or after the graduation.

Venues must have sufficient access to hand-washing facilities, including soap and running water, as well as alcohol-based hand sanitizers available at all entrances and exits.

Sam Aronson, of StringKing Lacrosse and MHS Class of 2011 Donates 2,000 Masks

From Carol Read –

String King face masks

Chief Carricon and Chief Guerette holding donated masks.

2,000 masks donated by Sam Aronson, of StringKing Lacrosse and Medfield High Class of 2011

String King Lacrosse, of LA, CA was founded by Jake McCampbell, Medfield High School Class of 2007 and Luke Aronson, Medfield High School Class of 2005 (cousins).  Sam Aronson joined the company after graduating from Tufts in 2015.

Rolling Rally on 5/31 for MHS Grads

CLASS OF 2020 SENIOR CELEBRATION DAY Rolling Rally to honor Medfield H.S. Class of 2020! Please help honor the Medfield H.S. Seniors on what would have been their originally scheduled graduation day, May 31st. We are bringing the Medfield community together in a safe way to celebrate the Class of 2020. A Rolling Rally of cars will pass through town (see route on page 2) on Sunday, May 31st beginning at 1PM. Please pardon any road closures that may impact your travel during this time. If you would like to watch the Rally roll by, please park at a location near the route and view from your car. The safety of our community is a priority for this event and social distancing guidelines should be adhered to by all. To honor members of the Class of 2020 who may live in your neighborhood, we welcome you to decorate your house with Warrior pride. If you are interested in volunteering for Rolling Rally related needs, please email angpmedfield@gmail.com. For other Rolling Rally inquiries, please email MHSrollingrally@gmail.com. On behalf of the Class of 2020 and their families, The Rolling Rally Committee, The All-Night Grad Party Committee and the school administration, we thank you in advance! Community Event May 31st at 1PM CLASS OF 2020 SENIOR CELEBRATION DAY Rolling Rally Route • Right out of McCarthy Field • Proceed on Hospital Hill Road • Right on West Mill Street • Left on Adams Street • Left on Dale Street • Right on North Street • Left on Route 109 • Right on South Street • Left on Elm Street • Right into loop to the left of Wheelock • Left back onto Elm Street from loop • Right back onto South Street • Right onto Pound Street • Enter Blake Driveway • Right at Stop Sign toward HS Auditorium • Left at stop sign near tennis courts and gym entrance • Right into visitor parking lot at end of driveway • Proceed straight thru parking lot to end • Exit parking left to South Street Neighbors We Need YOU! Sunday, May 31st 1pm Please help us honor the Medfield High School Seniors on what would have been their originally scheduled graduation day, May 31st. We are bringing the community together in a safe way to celebrate the Senior Class of 2020 and WE NEED YOU to make this event extra special! A rolling rally of cars will pass your home the afternoon of Sunday, May 31st between 1 -1:30pm. We are asking you to please consider being our best cheerleaders for the MHS Senior Class of 2020. Safety of our community is a priority for this event and social distancing guidelines should be adhered to by all. Decorate your home Makes some signs, banners, hang a sheet from your window. We need signs of inspiration, congratulations, good luck - any positive message. Tie these balloons (with short string so they’ll prop up!) to your mail box. Make noise Have your children bang some pans together, use noise makers, honk your horns, cheer with your loudest voice, pipe music. Be spectators Step outside your house, hang out your window, sit in your car, stand in your driveway, wave to our MHS Seniors as they pass. What else? Blow bubbles or use your bubble machine, write chalk messages, use your megaphone, blow up some balloons...anything that helps make this rolling rally event festive is welcome! Volunteer Sign up to help decorate other non-residential areas along the route: Visit www.medfieldangp.com or Email: angpmedfield@gmail.com Here are some ways you can help: Any Questions: About Volunteering / Decorating email: angpmedfield@gmail.com All other Rolling Rally inquiries: MHSRollingRally@gmail.com THANK YOU! We hope that we can count on you to help make this day special. Something like this can only be successful in a community like Medfield where families come together and support each other. On behalf of every MHS Senior parent, The Rolling Rally Commitee, The All Night Grad Party Committee and the school administration, we thank you in advance! We will be delivering a gift certificate from one of our fine Medfield restaurants to the three most spirited homes. WIN A GIFT CARD! THE ROUTE20200512-Rolling Rally for MHS grads_Page_220200512-Rolling Rally for MHS grads_Page_320200512-Rolling Rally for MHS grads_Page_4

MHS virtual art show

This is really interesting and really well done – kudos to all –

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AP ART & DESIGN – Virtual Gallery 2020 

Per Kate Jones, K-12 Art Department Chair, the Medfield High School AP Studio teacher, Meg Drew, curated this virtual student show and designed its layout.  Well done Ms. Drew!

From Jean Mineo –

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I want to share with you Medfield High School’s AP Art Exhibit which was put together by our K-12 Art Department Chair Kate Jones.
I think the work is stunningly mature and powerfully represents their emotions, dreams and interpretations of the world around and within them. Since the only way to see the work is virtually, we’d appreciate your sharing in whatever ways are appropriate.
 
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This is my neighbor, Caroline Nealon’s room –
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Lanterns tonight at 7 PM

Great idea from the Medfield High School Student Council –

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From StuCo

 

Hi everyone! We are trying to organize a community wide event to show our support for all doctors, nurses, and medical professionals working to help and heal during this difficult time.

 

TONIGHT, at 7 PM, “Unite with Light” by placing a battery-powered lantern, luminary, flashlight, or other light outside your home or in your window as a show of support for our hometown heroes.

 

Please spread the word to friends and neighbors. Take a pic and email to (medfieldstuco@gmail.com) or tweet at (@medstuco) StuCo and we will share them out. Thanks for all your support!

 

Love, MHS StuCo

Kathryn O’Leary Shilale

An appreciation of our town employees

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An appreciation for a job well done

I have been thinking this morning about the Town of Medfield employees who provide we residents with the services that allow our lives to continue with as much semblance of normalcy as possible at all times, but most especially in these truly unsettling circumstances we are currently experiencing. Our water goes on, public safety continues to serve us, the Transfer Station even added Sunday openings, and all the town government systems continue to function, if behind a digital curtain, all so that we residents can continue our lives.

The town employees are providing essential services, so while they likely share the same unease that envelopes us all, they continue to work their jobs.  I wanted to publicly share with the Town of Medfield employees my sincere appreciation for their efforts  and to thank them.

I am extremely appreciative of what all the town employees are doing now, working under difficult circumstances – I want to let them all know just how much this one resident, one who tries hard to observe closely the functioning of the town government so as to understand it as well as possible, truly appreciates what our team of town employees are accomplishing for we residents.

Suicide Prevention for parents – tonight at 7:30PM

 

Suicide Prevention – PARENTS Invited to attend Mon 9/23 at 7:30pm

St. Edward Church and UCC Medfield are collaborating on this important initiative, along with the Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

By Colleen M. Sullivan, Patch Mayor 
Suicide Prevention - PARENTS Invited to attend Mon 9/23 at 7:30pm
Dear Middle and High School Parents,

In collaboration with the Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MedfieldCSP), the faith based community in Medfield is excited to present new programming for teen peer to peer training for mental and emotional well-being and awareness.

Last June, many high schoolers participated in a focus group facilitated by Dr. Nadja Reilly, from William James College. The intent was to listen to these students to unveil some pressing issues the students may be experiencing and their root causes. Our students’ input was profound and extremely insightful. Based on the feedback from student and parent focus groups, we have started to develop programming and we would love to share this information with you.

We invite parents to learn about this new peer to peer training initiative and hear ways parents/guardians can support emotional resilience in our youth. Dr. Reilly will be presenting on Monday, September 23 at 7:30pm – 8:30pm at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 133 Spring Street, Medfield.

St. Edward Church and UCC Medfield are collaborating on this important initiative, along with the Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention. Please note that while the two faith communities are organizing this initiative, events are open to all parents within the Medfield community.

We hope you will join us – RSVP HERE!

If you have any questions or would like further information, please reach out to any one of us!

With gratitude, MedfieldCSP members,

Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke

amobrooke@ejcatholic.org

Arturo Rodriguez

arodriguez@uccmedfield.org