Tickets will soon be on sale for the retirement dinner of Medfield's Superintendent of Schools Bob Maguire who has been with the district since 1991.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here.Newsweek has ranked Medfield High School as the 252nd best high school in the country.For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the United States with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Medfield's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above.The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. The six components considered include: Graduate rate (25 percent)College acceptances rate (25 percent)AP/IB or Advance International Certificate Elective tests taken per student (25 percent)Average SAT…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
To date, Sgt. Daniel McCarthy is only Medfield police officer to lose his life in the line of duty.
Have you seen this plaque in front of Dale Street School? It was placed there in memory of Sgt. Daniel J. McCarthy who spent many hours in the school as the town's DARE officer. On September 21, 2000, McCarthy, who had been on the job for almost four years, was struck and killed by a motorist while he was directing traffic in Millis. He was 38 years old and the father of five children. According to Town Historian Richard DeSorgher: Sergeant McCarthy of the Medfield MA Police Department was working a detail at a road construction site when a speeding motorist, driving a pickup truck, ran through the barricades and the officer's vehicle before striking the officer. He was pronounced dead at the scene moments later. McCarthy was Medfield…
Friday, April 26, 2013
Blake Middle School student Lily Doctoroff was honored earlier this month for her volunteer work.
Earlier this month, Lily Doctoroff, an eighth grade student at Blake Middle School, was honored with a John F. Kennedy Make a Difference Award for her volunteer work with the Medway Family Shelter as well as her anti-bullying efforts. Lily was one of nearly 100 middle school students to be honored at a reception at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on April 9. About the Award The John F. Kennedy Make a Difference Award is given to students who are nominated by a teacher or principal for an outstanding contribution they have made to their school, neighborhood, town or the global community. "President Kennedy believed that every person can make a difference and each of us should try," said Library Director Tom Putnam. "…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
U.S. News and World Report ranks Medfield High School as #13th in the state and #259th in the country.
U.S. News and World Report has released its annual list of top high schools each state and in the country overall. The report ranks Medfield High School as 13th in the state and 259th in the country. According to the report, 21,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia...were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards and how well they prepare students for college. The Top 20 list includes: The first Massachusetts school district to appear on the national list was Sturgis Charter Public School in Hyannis at #31. For the full report, click HERE. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Tri-County medical careers seniors conduct school wide survey among juniors and seniors about drinking and driving.
Seniors at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School were met with a startling scene outside of the school’s main entrance on the morning of Wednesday, April 3. Amid two wrecked cars and broken glass, one of their own classmates kneeled on the parking lot pavement beside the motionless body of his prom date. As he called out for help, two of his fellow seniors lay silently a few feet away, trapped inside one of the crashed vehicles. Staged by the Franklin Police Department, Franklin Fire Department, Tri-County medical careers students, postsecondary cosmetology students and Tri-County’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapter, last week’s simulated car crash scene was held to raise students’ awareness about the …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The band played at Mechanics Hall in Worcester on April 14.
On Sunday, April 14, Medfield's Blake Middle School 7th and 8th-grade band performed at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. The performance was a reward for earning a gold medal at the 2013 Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) festival. Medfield's middle school band was one of just 10 school ensembles chosen to perform at the 150-year-old concert hall where United States presidents and famous performers -- including Ella Fitzgerald, London Philharmonic, and Yo Yo Ma -- have taken the stage. Related Stories
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Students halfway through medical careers program.
Sophomores enrolled in the Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School medical careers program are halfway through their experiential clinical learning at the Wrentham Developmental Center (WDC), a state-run, residential facility for developmentally disabled adults located at 131 Emerald St., Wrentham. The 10th grade students began visiting Wrentham Developmental Center in February, making the trip every Wednesday and Thursday during their career technical week. The students will conclude their biweekly visits in June. Annually, each medical careers sophomore class participates in these clinical visits. The partnership between the Tri-County Medical Careers program and Wrentham Developmental Center was formed as a result of one …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Looking for a teaching job in Medfield?
Schoolspring.com, the hub for teaching jobs throughout the country, lists two job openings in the Medfield Public Schools including: This is a special education summer program providing services for students with learning disabilities. The program runs for about 5-6 weeks during July and August 2013. Work with a variety of students in your best subjects...Set your own rate (most tutors charge between $30-60/hour).
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A contract has been negotiated with Dr. Jeffrey Marsden who will become Medfield's new Superintendent of Schools on July 1.
Last week, the Medfield School Committee unanimously chose Dr. Jeffrey Marsden as the district's new Superintendent effective July 1. School Committee Vice Chairman Tim Bonfatti reported at the committee's meeting on Monday that a negotiations subcommittee worked with Marsden over the weekend and finalized a contract earlier that day. "I am very pleased to report that we came to an agreement in principle on that contract," Bonfatti said. "He is very excited about coming here. You can tell: He did a drive-around the schools with his family over the weekend [and] he's asking about some of the sporting events so I think he's really beginning to get quite engaged with the community which is so important," Bonfatti said. Marsden is the …