Friday, October 12, 2012
Blake Middle School was evacuated around noon today after a burning odor was detected in the art wing.
Around noon today, Blake Middle School was evacuated after the fire alarms went off. Principal Nathaniel Vaughn advised Blake families this afternoon that a "burning smell in the art wing” set off the alarms and the building was evacuated. The fire and police departments investigated, and the cause of the smell was a burned out heat motor in the ventilation system. The problem has been addressed and all students returned to their last period class for the afternoon. “As a safety precaution, the school is keeping the art rooms clear while the space is ventilated,” Vaughn said. “We commend our students and staff for their cooperation and responsibility during our evacuation.”
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Blake Middle School is collecting worn plaid shirts and jeans with which they will make scarecrows for charity.
Blake Middle School's "Community Crusaders" is a group of seventh grade boys who perform community service in Medfield. This week, the group is collecting second-hand adult jeans and old plaid shirts that will be used to create scarecrows that will be sold later this month at a golf tournament in honor of their classmate and fellow Crusader, William Johnson. The Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy will hold its Sixth Annual Fall Classic at the New England Country Club in Bellingham. "We throw on a new player jersey or other fun shirt to entice the bidders and they make for very fun autumnal course decorations at each hole," said Heidi Johnson, William's mother. Donations of worn -- the more worn, the better -- can be dropped off through …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Students at Blake Middle School brought in food on Sept. 11.
As part of a lesson on community, many students at Blake Middle School brought in donations for the Medfield Food Cupboard on Sept. 11. In addition to wearing red, white and blue to school on Tuesday, students and staff donated hundreds of food items for the food pantry. Blake's Dean of Students Kelly Campbell said the school started this particular food drive last year. "Last year, in honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, as well as our school theme for the year - "community" - that Blake did a one-day food drive. Donations flooded the guidance office. It was so successful because of our generous community, we thought it was a meaningful and appropriate way to honor the national day of service and remembrance." For a number of years, …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Medfield Public Schools welcomes 19 new teachers and 2 new principals.
When students return to school next week, they will likely see many new faces in the halls including the following 19 teachers and two principals who have just joined the district: Medfield High School Blake Middle School Dale Street Elementary Memorial Elementary Wheelock Elementary District-Wide Additions
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:
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Attached are the summer reading lists for grades four to eight. There is no summer reading list for the Wheelock, Memorial or High School.
There are just two weeks left to make it through your summer reading books. Can you do it in 14 days? If you haven't yet started, here's what you need to know: Dale Street Elementary School Blake Middle School Two weeks and counting...
Local Girl Scout offers reading workshop this week to students entering sixth grade.
Medfield Girl Scout Victoria FitzPatrick is offering a "Wrap-Up Your Summer Reading Workshop" for students entering sixth grade in the fall. The workshop takes place in the library meeting room from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. through August 24. During the workshop, students will read one of the books on the Blake Middle School summer reading list, discuss the book, and participate in other fun activities. FitzPatrick is holding the workshop as part of her Gold Award project. The Gold Award is the highest award attainable by a Girl Scout; it is similar to an Eagle Project for a Boy Scout. As another part of her project, FitzPatrick has been conducting a summer reading program that included a review of books on the Blake Summer Reading …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Blake Middle School is still accepting registration for the football program.
There are still spots available on the Blake Middle School football team. Students in the 7th and 8th grades can register by contacting Coach George Chung at firstname.lastname@example.org Optional practice takes place next week with mandatory practice starting on August 27, a week before the start of school. “The middle school football program goal is to prepare players to play at the high school level,” said Chung. “It is a great venue for new players to experience contact football and for veterans to hone their current skills for the next level. Players will know what it means to work hard, prepare for a game, and play as part of a team,” he said. Blake football players are invited to attend three skills and conditioning clinics to be held …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Subway Sandwich Shop recently accepted an Appreciation Award from the Medfield High School Boosters in honor of its many contributions to school programs.
For more than two years, Subway owner Raj Patel has made generous donations to the Medfield High School All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) throughout the school year. On the first Wednesday of every month, Subway donates 20 percent of its sales from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. to the ANGP. Their contribution makes a significant impact in providing the senior class with a memorable and safe culmination to their graduation events. Subway also supports the Blake Middle School CSA and other teacher appreciation events throughout the year. Medfield High School Boosters appreciate Subway’s dedication to the town and the schools, and encourages students and families to help with monthly fundraising by enjoying a Subway meal on the first Wednesday of the…
Monday, June 18, 2012
Here's a look at the day ahead for Monday, June 18.
Today's Forecast: Monday’s weather, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, should be mostly sunny. High near 72. Calm wind between 4 and 7 mph. Monday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 54. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Meetings at Town Hall: Library Events: School Events: Community Events: The Medfield Food Cupboard: The First Baptist Church of Medfield, First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Medfield, St. Edward's Parish Church, Church of the Advent and the United Church of Christ are taking collections to help the Medfield Food Cupboard. The Medfield Food Cupboard needs the following items for June: Jelly (no grape please), juice (bottles and boxes), cereal, pasta sauce, canned pears, and …