Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Medfield students at Dale Street and Wheelock schools were greeted by their new principals when they arrived back at school on Tuesday.
Even though the sun wasn't shining, the smiles and excitement on the faces of the students at both Dale Street School and Wheelock were bright as they were met by their new school principals. Louise Snyder, Principal of the Dale Street School, greeted all the children as they exited the buses this morning. Showing her Medfield school spirit, she had a Medfield Warrior umbrella with her just in case the rain started to fall again. Many of the students took a moment to say "Good morning" and shake the hand of their new principal. Donna Olson, Principal of Wheelock School, spoke to many of the students as they made their way into the school. She welcomed them as they stepped into the halls of Wheelock and waved to them as they stepped off …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Medfield school children headed back to school today. How did it go in your house?
After some anticipation, or perhaps some dread, the first day of the Medfield school year is here. How did the send-off go in your house? Good? Bad? Could have been worse? Take our poll and let us know. Have more to say? Any cute (or not-so-cute) back-to-school stories? First day jitters? Tell us in the comment section below. Best of luck for a great school year!
Medfield students head back to school today. Here is a recap of Back-to-School stories including bus routes and an interview with Wheelock's new principal.
Here's your Back-to-School Primer. Good luck today! And finally, How to use Patch this upcoming school year. Touch base with us after school and let us know how the first day went. Tell us all about it in the comment section below.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Take a look at some things coming up in Medfield.
Here is a glimpse at signs and sandwich boards around town. Do you have an upcoming event or announcement you want to share? Click here to post an event to Patch's calendar, or here to post an announcement on Patch. Or maybe you'd like to upload some photos of your own; click here to do that. Or perhaps you'd like to claim your business listing; click here to do that. If you need help posting, just put the information in the comment section below, and we can do it for you; or, as always, email "firstname.lastname@example.org" and we will get back to you right away.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Labor Day is here, summer vacation is officially over, and Medfield students are heading back to school. Are you ready?
With just one long weekend ahead of us and then the start of school, are you ready for the summer to end? Are you glad the bus will be pulling up on Tuesday morning, or do you wish you had another week (or two)? Take our poll and let us know. Have more to say? Is there another reason you're glad/sad the summer is over? Tell us in the comment section below.
Countdown to School: 5 Days. Here is a blog by chiropractor Marc Saulnier about heavy student backpacks.
Who hasn’t wondered whether small children lugging oversized, heavy backpacks to and from school might be risking serious injury to their growing spines and will one day suffer from serious back pain? Apparently, there is real cause for concern. According to a recent U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission study, more than 75 percent of students ages 8-12 suffer from increasing back pain inflicted by carrying their schoolwork and supplies in backpacks or similar totes. I’ve been saying since the second grade that too much homework is bad for a student! On a serious note, some of our younger elementary school students are literally carrying one-third their body weight for prolonged periods of time and distance. That puts a lot of stress …
Friday, August 24, 2012
With just 11 days til the start of school, we ask: Are you ready?
Countdown to School: 11 days and counting... With the summer winding down and the start of school right around the counter, are you ready for September 4? Do you have your school supplies? Have you finished your summer reading? Do you know your bus route? Take our poll and let us know? Have more to say? Are you looking forward to getting back to the school routine? Are you dreading it? Tell us about it in the comment section below.
History has shown that the town of Medfield has had a long commitment to
educating its young people. Town Historian Richard DeSorgher answers these questions: How did we get to this point and what are the roots of our educational system?
Over 2,700 Medfield students will be getting ready next week to begin another school year, with school starting on September 4, the day after Labor Day. They will be getting ready to enter an educational system that is recognized as one of the best in Massachusetts. History has shown that the town of Medfield has had a long commitment to educating its young people. How did we get to this point and what are the roots of our educational system? Medfield’s first schoolhouse was built in 1666, located on North Street at the site of today’s Zebra’s restaurant. A granite marker in front of the restaurant commemorates this site. Four different “Centre Schools” occupied that spot. A second school was built there in 1732 and measured 18 by 16 …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
With less than two weeks til the start of school, here are Medfield's school supply lists.
Crayons and binders and protractors, oh my! As the weekend quickly approaches, so does the start of school. The first day of school for the Medfield Public Schools is Tuesday, September 4. Here are the school supply lists that are available so far: Other school-related stories:
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Bus routes updated as of Aug. 21, 2012.
Editor's Note: The bus routes have been updated as of 8/21/12 to include stops for new children who have enrolled in the school district. Please continue to monitor this site and/or click the "Email me updates about this story" button at the end of this story. We will keep you updated as changes are made. With just 13 days til the start of school, you may be asking: When will the bus be here? Here's a look at the Medfield bus routes. School officials ask for patience for the first few days when buses may be a few minutes late as everyone gets used to the new schedule. 13 days and counting...