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, February 28, 2013
Seven Medfield students will join others in the Junior District Concert Festival on March 8 at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School.
Thanks to successful auditions, seven Medfield music students were chosen to perform with their district peers at the Junior District Concert Festival kicking off on March 8 at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. Medfield performers Blake Middle School students: Medfield High School student Joe Aversa (Orchestra tuba) was also chosen to participate. The festival is organized by the Eastern District of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association which is affiliated with the National Association for Music Education.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Here's a look at annual Blake Volleyball Extravaganza. School reps say this is the first year in the history of the game that the sixth grade students have out-played their teachers.
On Friday, Feb. 15, the Blake Middle School community turned out for the 2013 Volleyball Extravaganza where students play against teachers in a series of three eight-minute games. Check out the great photos Patch caught for the 6th and 8th grade games (our apologies to the 7th grade whose game was in the morning). The crowds were cheering and the bleachers were rumbling as students were cheered and teachers were jeered when they took the court. An enthusiastic and colorful announcer introduced the teams and the loud music pumped up the crowd during the event. For the first time in the 20-plus years of the game, the sixth grade student team won two of its three games – with scores 24-9, 15-20, 25-19 -- to triumph over the sixth grade …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Eric Scott talks with MedfieldTV about his first year on the job.
Eric Scott is Medfield's new Athletic Director. Scott recently spoke with MedfieldTV about working with the district's 33 sports teams. Click here to watch the interview.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Every year, Medfield's eighth graders help set up the event for children in need and their mothers.
Each year, Medfield's Blake Middle School 8th graders volunteer at Christmas in the City, an all-volunteer effort to provide a festive holiday for children in need and their mothers. According to the CITC website, the event now includes more than 3,000 guests, an enormous amount of games and rides (including numerous bouncy houses), day-long entertainment, haircuts for moms, great food, visiting celebrities, artificial snow and real trees, visits with Santa, and a special gift for each gift from his or her personal wish list. This is Medfield eighth graders’ biggest community service project which includes fundraising in the fall to raise money to purchase presents for the CITC children – a student versus teacher basketball game that …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
SIPS Students holding gently-used coat drive at the Blake Middle School.
Blake Middle School students SIPS (Sudents in Public Service) Students, under the direction of Social Studies teacher, Michael Gow, are holding their annual gently-used coat drive sponsored by Anton's Cleaners. Over the past eight years, SIPS students have collected nearly 800 coats. These coats have helped needy families across multiple neighborhoods in Massachusetts. Parents and students are encouraged to help by donating "gently used" coats through Friday, January 11. Donation boxes are located at the main entrance to the school.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
In this column, you ask a question and Patch tries to find the answer.
While preparing for the dedication of a plaque in honor of Medfield soldiers who served during the Vietnam War, the Memorial Veterans' Plaque Committee created a lengthy list of names to be included on the plaque and then asked for the public's help to make sure the names were correct (and no one was missing or on the list incorrectly). After posting that list, a Patch reader asked, "Please tell me that all these names are people who died in Vietnam." So we posed the question to committee member Richard DeSorgher who said the names belong to students who attended the Amos Clark Kingsbury High School and who also served in the military in the years between 1961 and 1975 (the dates the American Legion lists for the Vietnam period). Two …
Monday, November 12, 2012
On Friday, students at Blake Middle School attended a Veterans Day assembly that honored Vietnam veterans.
The Thomas A. Blake Middle School kicked off the Veterans Day weekend by holding an assembly honoring all veterans on Friday morning at which they also recognized the Vietnam veterans who attended Medfield High School during that time.The current middle school was the town's high school during the Vietnam War. The new high school opened in 2005.A small number of Vietnam veterans whose names appear on this new plaque were in attendance as well as some of Medfield's World War II and Korean veterans.The ceremony was hosted by Blake Middle School Principal Nat Vaughn and other members of the Vietnam Veterans Plaque Committee including Robert Maguire, Superintendent of Schools; Richard DeSorgher, Town Historian; Ron Griffin, Veteran Services …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Medfield Public Schools are hosting eight students and three teachers from China as part of its Mandarin language program.
There's a new kid in town. Well, actually eight new kids. On Monday, eight students and three teachers were welcomed into the Medfield school system as part of a three-week exchange program between Medfield and its sister city Bengbu, China. They arrived late last week and will be fully engrossed in Medfield living for the next three weeks. They will stay with host families, take classes in the schools and provide tutoring to Medfield students taking Mandarin, participate in extra-curricular activities, and visit sites around the town and state to help them learn first-hand about life in America. The purpose of the exchange program, said Superintendent of Medfield Public Schools Bob Maguire as he introduced the exchange students to the …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
On the last day before the country voted for the President of the United States of America, one final Presidential debate was held in Medfield -- at the Ralph Wheelock School.
Did you know that President Barack Obama and Govenor Mitt Romney held yet another debate on Monday, and it was in Medfield. Vice President Joe Biden and Vice President candidate Paul Ryan, and their campaign managers were there as well. Well, kind of. Actually, the "candidates" were Blake Middle School sixth grade Social Studies students, and those asking the questions were Wheelock Elementary School third grade students. The panel of 10 reporters (each one representing their third grade district/classroom), two timekeepers, a moderator, and an assistant moderator took control of the mock debate that all third grade students attended. Wheelock third grade classroom teachers, Mrs. Lynn and Ms. Dipesa, and Blake's Social Studies teacher and…