Thursday, November 8, 2012
Superintendent Bob Maguire sent a letter to parents on Tuesday announcing his June retirement.
On Monday night, Superintendent Robert Maguire announced his retirement to be effective in June. On Tuesday, Maguire sent a letter to Medfield parents explaining his decision. "After 22 years in Medfield, I am looking forward to a different pace and the opportunity to spend more time with my family," he said in the letter. Maguire said he was making the announcement now to allow the school committee time to find his replacement. To read the letter in full, see the attached pdf. Tell us: What do you think about Maguire's retirement? Tell us in the comment box below.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Here’s a resident’s guide to everything you need to know about the upcoming Medfield town election on Monday, March 26.
Last March, 808 voters participated in the town’s annual local election with the Library Trustee being the only contested race for town offices. This year’s election also has just one contested race – but will likely draw a larger turnout because it is for a seat on the town’s Board of Selectmen. Current Board of Selectmen chair Osler “Pete” Peterson, who has sat on the board for 12 years, is up for reelection an being challenged by Nikolaos Athanasiadis, a local business owner and Medfield resident since 1995. In advance of the March 26th town election, the Medfield League of Women Voters sponsored a “Candidates' Evening” on Wednesday, March 21st in the Chenery Room (second floor of Town Hall). The evening was designed to introduce the …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Susan Ruzzo, the current chair of the Medfield School Committee, is "taking a break" after nine years of dedicated service and was honored at her final meeting Monday.
It was the end of an era Monday as School Committee chair Susan Ruzzo attended her final meeting after nine years of service. "I still want to be involved," Ruzzo told her fellow committee members at Monday's meeting. "I just need a little break." That break, according to Medfield Superintendent of Schools Bob Maguire and School Committee vice chair Debra Noschese, is well deserved. "It’s sad for all of us," Noschese told Ruzzo near the end of Monday's meeting. "We so appreciate all of your service. People may not realize what's involved in being on the school committee other than getting together on Monday nights. There are subcommittees and you’ve always stepped up and volunteered to offer your help with working on the budgets, working …
Monday, March 19, 2012
The Medfield School Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the TV Production classroom of the high school.
The Medfield School Committee is expected to open Monday's meeting with an update on the New England Association of School and Colleges (NEASC). There wil also be more discussion on the school department's FY13 budget mailer, which will be issued to residents ahead of town meeting to explain the school district's proposed budget increase of .87 percent. The committee is expected to review and vote on the 2012-2013 school calendar as well as the high school ensemble's out-of-state trip. Monday's School Committee meeting is expected to begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast live on Medfield.TV.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Medfield residents Dick and Deirdre Crowell write in to voice support of the Medfield Public Schools administration in light of its decision not to renew the contract of MHS lacrosse coach Bob Aronson.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Dear Editor, Medfield has a high school full of champions! Thanks to the strong leadership of Superintendent Robert Maguire, Principal Robert Parga, the wonderful system-wide faculty, the dedicated School Committee and supportive parents, our students have been able to achieve the goals they set before themselves. Medfield Schools are consistently ranked top in the state for academics, music and arts and athletics. We all can be very proud of our students! At the last three School Committee meetings, the issue of Medfield High School boys' lacrosse coach Bob Aronson’s contract has been discussed. We think Bob Aronson is an excellent coach and we appreciate the work he has done to get this program to its current level; however, we are …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Medfield Superintendent of Schools Bob Maguire called the administration’s decision not to renew Medfield High School boys’ lacrosse coach Bob Aronson’s contract “final” at Monday’s School Committee meeting.
Medfield Superintendent of Schools Bob Maguire made one thing clear to residents in attendance at Monday’s School Committee meeting to protest the high school administration’s decision not to renew Bob Aronson’s contract to coach the boys’ lacrosse team in 2012 – it is time to move on. “I cannot allow this matter to serve as a distraction anymore,” Maguire said. “It’s time to turn our focus to where it belongs – to making sure our young men and women excel in the classroom and on the playing fields.” In a prepared statement, Maguire told the crowd of nearly 100 in attendance that the decision made regarding Aronson’s status with the boys’ lacrosse team was “final.” “The decision to select new head coaches for the lacrosse team rests with …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Members of the Medfield lacrosse community have formed the "Organization to Reinstate Coach Aronson" (ORCA) in an effort to bring back Bob Aronson after his contract to coach the Medfield High School boys’ lacrosse team was not renewed.
Medfield residents are unhappy with the high school administration’s decision not to renew the contract of varsity boys’ lacrosse head coach Bob Aronson for the 2012 season. Former and current Medfield lacrosse players spoke at length in support of Aronson at the Feb. 13 school committee meeting, asking Superintendent of Schools, Bob Maguire, to reconsider the administration’s decision not to bring Aronson back for a 13th season and reinstate the only head coach in the program's history. Maguire says while the decision not to renew Aronson’s contract was “difficult,” the process was thorough and he supports MHS principal Robert Parga’s decision. “In this particular insistence, I did take the further steps of reviewing [Parga’s] decision …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Here’s some news and notes from around the Medfield Public School District.
The buzz around the Woodland Theatre Company’s recently formed partnership with Medfield High School has been overwhelmingly positive. The company debuted in Medfield with its three-day production of "Cabaret" in the Lowell Mason Auditorium at the end of January and will be providing workshops to interested Medfield High School drama and theatre students. Medfield High School senior Andrew Velichansky is involved in drama and theatre at MHS and spoke highly of the school’s involvement with Woodland Theatre Company. Velichansky, who is the stage manager for the MHS drama club, worked with crew members during Woodland Theatre’s production of "Cabaret." “It was a great experience,” Velichansky said. “It was a great learning opportunity for me…
Monday, February 13, 2012
The Medfield School Committee meets Monday to discuss the latest happenings around the district.
The Medfield School Committee will meet Monday to discuss the following business: The Medfield High School Student Advisory Council will meet with the committee to discuss grade-by-grade what is happening in the high school and what's on the horizon. Medfield Superintendent of Schools Bob Maguire will update the committee on the fiscal year 2013 budget process. At the committee's last meeting, it adopted Maguire's recommendation of a .87 percent budget increase over FY12. The committee will discuss proposed legislation on virtual schools and what it means in Medfield. The committee will take action on the following items: The School Committee meets every first and third Monday of the month in the TV Production classroom of Medfield High …
Friday, February 3, 2012
The following report is news and notes compiled from the Jan. 30 Medfield School Committee meeting.
Medfield’s School Committee voted Monday to approve and adopt the FY13 budget as recommended by Superintendent of Schools, Bob Maguire. The school department’s proposed FY13 budget is $27,398,849, which is a .87 percent increase over last year’s budget. Maguire has stated at previous meetings that he is “cautiously optimistic” that this budget process will be “less challenging” than years past, citing information from Town Administrator Michael Sullivan as the reason for the optimism. “The numbers Mike Sullivan has been projecting has been fairly safe and conservative,” Maguire said. “Which they should be at this point of the process. … Although the environment is still at a point where you still have to be aware ... we are cautiously …