Category Archives: Schools

Reading this morning

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This morning I was invited to be the mystery reader in Mrs. Newton’s class at Wheelock School.  The kids chose the deerstalker hat (think Sherlock Holmes) for the first time, over the train engineer, the jester, or the Christmas tree hats!

Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones[-itos].

School Committee availability

From Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke –

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  • School Committee will have office hours, Thursday, March 7 from 7-8pm at the high school library.
  • Some of us will also be at the Winter Carnival
  • we have our SC meeting this coming Monday, March 11 at 7:30pm,  also in the high school library.

lots of opportunities to connect in person!

Many, many thanks,

Anna Mae

Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke

Medfield School Committee Chairperson

scchair@email.medfield.net

Maeve Devlin is the 2019 MFi Youth Volunteer of the Year

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MFi Salutes Maeve Devlin – Youth Volunteer of the Year!

Medfield Foundation, Inc. is proud to announce this year’s Youth Volunteer of the Year – Maeve Devlin.  Through the nomination provided by her Teacher, Gail Duffy, it is clear that Maeve exemplifies the qualities MFi looks for:  a dedicated volunteer who is driven to provide a meaningful impact in the town of Medfield.

Ms. Duffy describes Maeve this way: “One of the most striking aspects of Maeve Devlin is the fact that she really doesn’t see the enormity of what she’s done.”  In her work with the Best Buddies program at Medfield High, Maeve has “fostered a transformative experience” for all students, both those with cognitive delays, as well as those without.  In her 2 years working with this program, Maeve has led by “example, enthusiasm, warmth and tenacity.”  She has succeeding in transforming this into a club where “all students look forward to meeting as friends.”

Maeve has been a force for good in her school, leading other classmates, both those in her class, as well as upper classmen, to become part of her revolution.  By her Sophomore year, Maeve was on the Leadership Board of the Best Buddies, and began organizing some fantastic initiatives such as a pre-Trick-or-Treating party for all of the participants.  Maeve has also organized her friends to participate in the Friendship Walk, catapulting her Chapter into the top 15 of fundraisers.

In her spare time, when not giving her heart to this program, Maeve is the Captain of the Girls Varsity Basketball team, serves as her class’ Vice President, works as a waitress, and does it all with an optimistic smile.

Although Maeve’s accomplishments are amazing in of themselves, what is truly spectacular is that she has developed true, authentic and long-lasting friendship with the participants in the Best Buddies program.

Maeve had tough competition this year, and we would like to take a moment to thank the other Youth Volunteer of the Year nominees.  Hannah Rogan, Morgan Caro and Sam Joline we sincerely thank you for your dedication and volunteer spirit focused on improving our town!

 

Please join us on March 31, from 3pm to 5pm at The Center at Medfield to honor all of this year’s very special Volunteers! 

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The Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards are made possible through the sponsorship of Roche Bros. and Brother’s Marketplace.

 

MHS newspaper article on affordable housing

I was recently interviewed by James Kirk for the Medfield High School newspaper article he and Theo Girard wrote on affordable housing, which can be found via this link – https://kingsburychronicle.weebly.com/medfield-and-affordable-housing.html

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School Committee office hours tomorrow

Email today from Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke –

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Could you pretty please post that School Committee has Office Hours tomorrow (11/30) from 9-10am at Wheelock.  Here is the whole schedule:

 

2018-2019 School Committee Office Hours

 

Month Date Time Location
September Fri. 9/28 9-10am Memorial
October Thurs. 10/25 7-8pm Blake
November Fri. 11/30 9-10am Wheelock
December Fri. 12/14 9-10am Dale St
January Thurs. 1/31 7-8pm MHS
February Fri. 2/8 9-10am Memorial
March Thurs. 3/7 7-8pm MHS
April Fri. 4/5 9-10am Wheelock
May Thurs. 5/9 7-8pm Blake
June Fri 6/7 9-10am Dale St

 

Many thanks!!

Anna Mae

Meghan Glenn elected to School Committee

At the Board of Selectmen meeting last night by the split joint vote of the four then current School Committee members and the three selectmen Meghan Glenn, a former teacher, was elected to fill the open School Committee spot created by the resignation of Tim Bonfatti last month.

When there is an open position on a Town of Medfield board, that position is filled by the joint vote of the two boards.

Dr. Meredith Chamberland, who holds a doctorate, also agreed to be nominated.  The town is fortunate to have two such well credentialed, knowledgeable  candidates willing to serve on the School Committee (both have been active in school matters).  Based on the responses by both Ms. Glenn and Dr. Chamberland to numerous questions last night, our town will be exceedingly well served if both continue their active participation in school matters going forward.

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School Committee opening

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There will be an election at the Board of Selectmen meeting tomorrow evening to fill the vacancy on the School Committee created by Tim Bonfatti’s recent resignation.  The candidate will be selected by a majority of the vote by members of both boards.

I assume that anyone interested in serving should send a resume to the School Committee and the Board of Selectmen, and plan to have their name put into contention tomorrow evening at the selectmen meeting.

This is from the BoS agenda:

Appointments
7:05 PM Joint meeting of Board of Selectmen and School Committee to fill School Committee vacancy by special election pursuant to General Laws, Chapter 41, Section 11