Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Medfield Girls Softball played Ursuline Academy last week in a game to honor Taylor Manning, the daughter of a Medfield teacher and a student at Ursuline Academy.
The First Annual Taylor Manning Memorial Matchup was played in Medfield on April 2 and won by Medfield who defeated Ursuline Academy 6-3. Taylor was 13 years old and in seventh grade at Ursuline Academy when she died unexpectedly last year. Her mother, Kristin Manning, is a Spanish teacher at Blake Middle School and Medfield High School. The event was organized by family friend and Blake Social Studies teacher Travis Taliaferro. "I am personally very close with the Manning family, and I consider Taylor Manning the type of kid who, during her short time with us, served as a great role model for my kids," Taliaferro said. "Though much older than my own children, she always made time and went out of her way to play with and include them …
Medfield Coalition for Public Education's annual fundraiser (with 60 items on which to bid) ends tonight at 10 p.m.
The following information was taken from the MCPE website and the online auction website. Back by popular demand, the Medfield Coalition for Public Education (MCPE) is offering its most popular educational experiences from auctions and raffles past. Kids and parents alike love these one-of-a-kind items and teachers and administrators love to give back. This year's offerings include everything from Principal for the Day to a Ride to School in a Medfield Police Car. Bidding runs through tonight, April 9, at 10 p.m. Here's a look at the many experiences you could win (along with the current high bid at press time). What looks good to you?
Monday, April 8, 2013
Here's a look at the agenda for tonight's School Committee meeting.
The Medfield School Committee will meet tonight, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the TV Production Classroom of Medfield High School. The meeting will be preceded by Executive Session to discuss contract negotiations beginning at 7 p.m. in the High School Guidance conference room. The regular agenda includes: At its last meeting, the committee unanimously chose Dr. Jeffrey Marsden as the district's next Superintendent. His appointment is contingent on successful contract negotiations.
Friday, April 5, 2013
The public is encouraged to attend the games and cheer on students from Medfield and surrounding towns.
In the past, Medfield special education students have participated in the Track & Field Special Olympic events in Attleboro, but this year have created their own event right here in Medfield. "Four other towns have joined with us for the Basketball Day Games on April 5 at Blake," said Medfield Public Schools Director of Pupil Services Matthew LaCava. Medfield students will be joined by athletes from Millis, Medway, Ashland and Holliston -- five towns that now make up their own special charter of the Special Olympics. "It's wonderful the way the towns have rallied around this," said LaCava, noting future events could rotate from town to town (next year they will be in Medway) and have different themes. The public is invited to attend, …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Students at one California high school have challenged a policy that barred 40 teens from a school dance for outfits deemed "too tight."
With prom season almost here, a California high school has earned attention for its dress code. Students in Orange County, CA, have called Capistrano Valley High's policies a "repressed code," after 40 girls were subjected to wardrobe inspections before being admitted to a recent dance. "There were these girls who have beautiful bodies, who are happy with their bodies—to have the principal ask what part of your body isn't the dress tight on, he makes me feel insecure," said senior Lindsay Kamikawa, editor of the school newspaper, who was among the girls prohibited from entering the dance. "I think that my principal has the best intentions when he was enforcing the dress code. I think that perhaps he didn't consider the position of a …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The annual band-o-rama for grades 5 to 12 took place on Monday night.
On Monday night, Medfield's band students in grades 5 to 12 took an opportunity to showcase their skills and also had the chance to hear what they could sound like when they "grow up" if they stay in the music program. Medfield Public Schools Music Director Doug Olsen described the different styles of music and how they progressively got more difficult as the students make their way into high school. Dale Street and Blake Middle School Band Director Ryan Dexter showed students and parents, gathered in the Blake gymnasium, the different musical instrument choices the students have in Medfield. "Tonight's concert is an opportunity for students and parents to view not only the instrumental curriculum in grades 5-12, but also to experience …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Registration is now being taken for April vacation programs and spring sports.
The following is a press release submitted by Medfield Parks & Recreation. As the warmer weather finally starts to trickle into the daily forecast, ushering out one of the longer winters in recent memory, the Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for some spring programs, including during April Vacation week. Registration for all these programs is available at the Parks & Recreation website. When the kids are out of school this month, Parks & Recreation will be running three programs to keep the kids active and engaged while away from school. April Vacation Week Adventures For ages 8-12, this program will take field trips on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of vacation week to some popular destinations around Southern New …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Morgan Turner, a second grade student at the Wheelock School, has been named the public school State Grade-Level Winner in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.
The following press release was submitted by the Wheelock School. Congratulations, Morgan! Congratulations to Morgan Turner, a second grade student at the Wheelock School, for being named the public school State Grade-Level Winner in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. Morgan was awarded an engraved Zaner-Bloser State Winner Medallion and her teacher, Mrs. Ann Imbrogna, received an engraved Glass Diamond Award. In addition, the Wheelock School received a $200 redeemable Zaner-Bloser coupon. Over 285,000 students in Grades 1 through 8 participated in this year’s contest. Morgan is now eligible to compete for a National Grade-Level Winner title. Congratulations to Morgan on this wonderful accomplishment. About Zaner-Bloser …
Where are you getting your prom dress or tuxedo?
With Prom season quickly approaching, high school students have started to select their dresses and tuxedos? Where is the best place near Medfield to buy a prom dress or rent a tuxedo? Are they on our list? If not, add them in the Comment Box. Prom Dresses Accessories Hair and makeup Tuxedos Slideshow For a glimpse at this year's prom fashions, check out photos and videos from the 2013 Prom Fashion Show. It was a night to remember.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Here's a look at what happened at the School Committee's March 18 meeting.
The Medfield School Committee met on March 18 at the television studio at the high school. The public meeting started at 7:30 p.m. and was preceded by a 7 p.m. executive session regarding contract negotiations. At 7:30 p.m., the committee discussed: * FY14 Budget Update. Learned the Capital Budget Committee has recommended $152,939 in school projects to be included in next year's budget: * Superintendent Search Update. Learned the committee received applications for 30 qualified candidates which they narrowed down to three finalists for the full school committee's consideration. They are: * Public Participation. None * Dale Street School Statement of Interest. Agreed to not pursue the Dale Street project this year and to let the state's …