Friday, November 16, 2012
Fourth grade students from Dale Street participated in this annual fall event but, because of inclimate weather, some children will have to wait until Spring.
Earlier this month, about 80 fourth graders in two separate groups walked from Dale Street Elementary School to Vine Lake Cemetery for a morning of different activities. Using a treasure hunt designed by Vine Lake Preservation Trust, students and teachers hunted for answers at 10 different gravesites in the old section of the cemetery which was founded in 1651. Those "treasures" focused on history and art while other activities, led by their teachers, focused on nature exploration and creative writing. This educational program is one of many Vine Lake cultural opportunities available to people of all ages at the cemetery. For weather reasons, five Dale Street classes had to be rescheduled until May when they will follow the same …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Here is a Q&A with Mrs. Louise Snyder, Dale Street's new principal. Mrs. Snyder will hold Principal Chat's this week to introduce herself to the Dale Street community.
Patch recently spoke with Mrs. Louise Snyder, the new principal at Dale Street Elementary School, to welcome her to Medfield. Mrs. Snyder has been interested in teaching since she was in elementary school and her grandmother, then a teacher in Sturbridge, brought home a teacher's manual and two Dick and Jane student books. "I was in heaven. I tortured my younger brothers by playing the teacher for years. It was that experience that led me to want to teach," said Mrs. Snyder. Read more about Mrs. Snyder... What is your background in education? How will these experiences help you as the principal of Dale Street? What led you to a career in teaching and administrative work? What are you looking forward to at Dale? What improvements do you …
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 …
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...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
At the end-of-the-year event last week, MAP students honored their teachers Meghan Jackson and Michael Ikoma for their many years with the enrichment program.
Last week, Medfield Afterschool Program students at the Memorial School and the Pfaff Center recognized two MAP teachers, who are celebrating anniversaries this year, by hand-crafting signs featuring Roman numerals. Michael Ikoma, the site director of the fourth and fifth grade enrichment program held at the Pfaff Center for Dale Street School students, marked 10 years with MAP, and Meghan Jackson, a Lead Educator at the Kindergarten and first grade location next to the Memorial School, is celebrating 15 years -- twice as long as her students have been alive -- with the organization. MAP Executive Director Gaye Shannon said the "deep experience and continuity of MAP’s teachers" is part of what keeps the organization vibrant and popular …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Dale Street students wowed family and friends with dancing, singing, instrumental performances, ventriliquism and even a jump rope act. The event raised $500 for the Medfield Home Committee.
The Dale Street School's 2012 Talent Show raised $500 for the Medfield Home Committee, a charity that helps Medfield families in need. This year's Emcees were Claire McNolty, a Dale Street student, and Mike Mason, Dale Street teacher and advisor. Mrs. McNeil prepared a special slideshow depicting the children during their many practices as they prepared for Friday's performance. This year's acts included: The school offered a special "thank you" to Mrs. McNeil, the Dale Street custodians, the Dale Street teachers and staff, Medfield High School field hockey who made donations to the event, Dale Street interim principal Mrs. Argir and "especially all of the talent show performers and their families."
Friday, January 20, 2012
Dale Street fourth and fifth graders (and some siblings) faced off against each other in a Family-Feud-style game during this year's Family Fun Night. A team of five fifth graders ultimately won the game.
The gymnasium at the Dale Street School was filled with fourth and fifth graders, family and friends Thursday night as the students (and some siblings) took part in “Friendly Feud,” modeled after the popular television game show “Family Feud.” In December, different questions were asked of different classrooms. The answers were then tabulated as the answers sought in Thursday’s game. Children registered at the door and their names were separated by grade. Names were randomly drawn from a hat to form teams of five. Each team had a chance to step up to the buzzer and face off against their opponent to try to find the most popular answer to the question read by fifth grade teacher and entertaining Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Mike Mason. The…
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
On Tuesday night, 152 students from Dale Street Elementary School performed at the annual winter concert held this year in the Lowell Mason Auditorium of the Medfield High School. Lowell Mason was the founder of music education in America's public school
Music filled the air of Medfield High School's Lowell Mason Auditorium on Tuesday night as the Dale Street Elementary School's string orchestra and band took center stage. Lowell Mason (1792-1872) was the founder of music education in America's public school system. He, like the Dale Street students, grew up in Medfield. Under the direction of Sharon Woodworth and Ryan Dexter, 152 students performed musical pieces they learned over the last three months. "This is just a terrific night; it's one I always look forward to because you never know how far these guys are going to go in the program," said Ryan Dexter, Medfield's Grades 5-8 Band Director. "I've been here 12 years and have seen them start down here in fifth grade and graduate …