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…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Three classes of third graders participated in the first day of the annual Rocky Woods Feast.
On Monday, Hurricane Sandy got in the way and the annual Rocky Woods Feast (which was supposed to begin on Oct. 29) was postponed. But Thursday, Nov. 1, was a beautiful autumn day on which the third grade classes of Mrs. Lynn, Mrs. Newton, and Ms. DiPesa were the first to participate in the Rocky Woods Feast -- an annual tradition that started in 1978 for third grade students at the Ralph Wheelock School. The Rocky Woods Feast is the culmination event to the third grade study of life in early New England. The children participate in preparing an authentic menu of roasted chicken, stew, applesauce, ashcake (cornbread), and doughboys. Many of the vegetables used in the stew were grown and harvested in the Wheelock School Victory Garden. …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Max Gobin, a second grade student at Medfield's Ralph Wheelock Elementary School was recently named a public school state grade-level winner in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.
Ralph Wheelock Elementary School student Max Gobin's impeccable penmanship recently earned the second grader a national award at the state level. Gobin has been named a Massachusetts public school grade-level winner in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. Over 325,000 students in grades one through eight participated in this year’s contest. From this pool, two grade-level winners were chosen from each state, one from public school and one from private school. Gobin was awarded an engraved Zaner-Bloser State winner medallion and his teacher received an engraved a rosewood box and pen. In addition, the Wheelock School received a $200 redeemable Zaner-Bloser coupon.
Monday, February 27, 2012
The Medfield Coalition for Public Education invites you to join its efforts to support Medfield Schools with a spring fling fundraiser on April 27.
The Medfield Coalition for Public Education is inviting the community to participate in its biggest fundraiser of the year on April 27 – a spring fling. "The entire community is invited to join us in a night of dancing, drinks, hors-d’oeurves, and small auction; all in an effort to plant seeds of enrichment for our children in the years to come," said Joy Moon, a publicity representative for MCPE. The Spring Fling will be held at the Endicott Estate in Dedham and invitation and ticket information can be found online at www.medfieldcoalition.org. If you purchase your tickets before March 9, you will receive one free raffle ticket for a Bose Soundlink Wireless Mobile Speaker. One raffle ticket will be given for every ticket purchased before …
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Scenes around Medfield's schools this past Friday as students and faculty celebrated the holiday season.
There was a festive feel around the Medfield schools friday as students and faculty celebrated the holiday season on the last day of classes before vacation. From pajama day at Wheelock, to ballroom dancing at Medfield High School, everyone was in happy spirits and a party mood.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Vote for Medfield resident Anne Sawan's children's books on MeeGenuis.com! If Sawan wins, the Ralph Wheelock School will receive the MeeGeenuis.com Library of children's e-books for one year.
Doctor Anne Sawan, a Medfield resident for 11 years after growing up in nearby Needham, is putting her passion for writing to work in a national writing contest with hopes of getting her book published and winning the Ralph Wheelock School the MeeGenuis Library of online children’s books for one year. “I have always loved to read,” Sawan said. “I read everything and anything and I think with that often comes a love of writing. I did some creative writing in my younger years.” Dr. Sawan is a licensed psychologist, who spent years working in a mental health clinic performing abuse and trauma evaluations for the Department of Children and Families and the courts. She has also taught psychology at Emmanuel College in Boston. While she has …
Friday, December 2, 2011
This is the last year family and friends of Natasha Domeshek, an eight-year-old Medfield third grader who died suddenly in 2002, will organize the event that has become part of Medfield's annual holiday celebration.
This Sunday will mark the sixth year of the Angel Run, an annual event created in memory of a Medfield third grader, Natasha Domeshek, who died suddenly in 2002. She was eight years old. This year's Angel Run will be held Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Ralph Wheelock School. The family-friendly 5k and 1k run/walk takes place in December because Natasha’s birthday was this month and her favorite holiday was Christmas. “Annie [Natasha’s mother] and I are thrilled that the Angel Run, in just five years, has become a Medfield holiday season tradition,” said David Domeshek, Natasha’s father. “I think the Angel Run is popular because it’s fun, it’s family friendly, and it’s part of a celebratory weekend in Medfield that’s full of community …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Bob Maguire, Medfield Superintendent of Schools, said the district will begin one of two principal searches at the Ralph Wheelock School this month.
There are currently two elementary schools in the Medfield School District without principals – Dale Street and Ralph Wheelock. While these two schools are currently under the interim leadership of two experienced and accomplished educators, the time to permanently fill these positions is rapidly approaching. Bob Maguire, Medfield Superintendent of Schools, said he plans to begin the principal search process with the Ralph Wheelock School and once that position is filled, he will focus his attention on the Dale Street School. “[The process] will begin this month, which basically will be based around trying to begin forming the search committee and also beginning the process of advertising [for the committee and principal position],” …
Monday, November 7, 2011
The Medfield School Committee will meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the TV Production classroom of the high school.
The Medfield School Committee will meet Monday to discuss the elementary school principal searches and hear budget updates for fiscal years 2012 and 2013. The committee's agenda shows it is expected to discuss the next steps in the elementary school principal searches for Ralph Wheelock School and Dale Street School. Superintendent of Schools, Bob Maguire, is expected to address the appointment of a search committee and call for two members of the School Committee to be actively apart of the search. Maguire said the timeline to fill the vacancies is "hopefully by the end of January." As the town's Warrant Committee has publicly announced its new members for the 2011-2012 year, it's time for the town's different deparmtents to start …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Third graders enjoyed their annual feast at Rocky Woods this past week.
Pilgrims, both big and small, were seen at Rocky Woods Reservation this past week. Some were cooking, some were fishing and some were learning archery. These pilgrims were actually third grade students, teachers and parent volunteers from the Wheelock School and they were there to celebrate their Rocky Woods Feast. Wednesday's event has become an annual tradition at this time of year and all third grade Wheelock students participate. The classes on this day are the students in Mrs. Deb Newton, Mrs. Sarah Donahue and Mrs. Rachel Lynn's classes. Medfield third grade students have been travelling to Rocky Woods for this feast for 33 years. Back in 1978, Lynn was a third grade student at the Memorial School. She and her classmates were the …