McGlynn Middle School News Archive

Weekly Bulletin – Week of October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16th, 2017

October 16: Faculty Meeting, 2:30 in the Library
October 16: MMS Council Meeting, 7pm
October 23: Coffee with the Principal, 7pm
October 25: Early Release Day, 12 noon dismissal
October 27: Halloween Dance, 6-9 pm
November 2: First Term grades close
November 7: Professional Development


Builders club t-shirts on sale for $5

2017-2018 McGlynn Middle School Yearbook!

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Yearbooks are now on sale!

Order your yearbook online at .

The yearbook ID code is 13017918. 

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6th Graders Celebrate Global Math Week

Friday, October 13th, 2017

See more on our school blog!

School Council Meeting October 16, 2017

Friday, October 13th, 2017

The McGlynn Middle School Council Meeting is on Monday, October 16.

Teachers, parents, and community members are encouraged to join and attend. It is an opportunity to serve or be represented on a school council that has a role in shaping the policies and programs of the school.

Grade Eight Open House Wednesday, Oct. 18th

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Dear Student and Family,

You and your family are cordially invited to attend the Grade Eight Open House at Medford High School. The event is slated for Wednesday evening, October 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

The evening will begin with a reception and concert inside the main entrance to the school. Then, in the auditorium at 6:30 pm, a few key members of the school community will speak briefly about Medford High School and Medford Vocational Technical High School and outline the evening’s schedule of events. That schedule will include conferences with teachers, athletic coaches, and curriculum directors, who will discuss our varied academic, athletic, and fine arts offerings, full range of college preparatory and vocational education programs, and special education services.

In addition, a self-guided tour of the facilities will feature an art exhibit, athletic demonstration, and extra- curricular activity fair. (Please note that, for logistical reasons, this is not a drop-in event. We ask that all planning to attend are seated in the auditorium by 6:30 pm.)

If you have already decided to join the Medford High School or Vocational Technical High School family, our Grade Eight Open House will help you to start feeling comfortable with what will be your new home for the next four years. If you are considering a variety of options, our Open House will provide you with information that will help you to make an informed decision about the school that is best for you.

I hope that you continue to work hard so that you will have a successful school year in preparation for your career as a high school student. I’m looking forward to meeting you and your family on Wednesday October 18.


Dr. Perella

Harvest Your Energy Festival

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
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Weekly Bulletin – Week of October 9, 2017

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

October 9: No School (Columbus Day)
October 10: Term 1 Mid-Term Progress Reports sent home with students
October 16: Faculty Meeting, 2:30 in the Library
October 16: MMS Council Meeting, 7pm
October 23: Coffee with the Principal, 7pm
October 25: Early Release Day, 12 noon dismissal
October 27: Halloween Dance, 6-9 pm
November 2: First Term grades close
November 7: Professional Development


Builders club t-shirts on sale for $5
Yearbook cover art due October 13th

Medford Middle School Rowing

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Medford Middle School Rowing still in its first week ! Come one, come all!

Practices will be held behind McGlynn Middle School, near the Hormel Stadium track.

Sara Diettrich and Chris Dello Russo will be coaching this Fall season for the Middle School girls and boys team.

Practices will be held 3 times per week: Mondays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 4pm and Saturdays at 10am to 12pm.

Should you have any questions you may email

Medford Special Education PAC Events

Monday, September 25th, 2017

September 13, 2017 Welcome Back to School!
Back to school social and update. Keep an eye out for monthly “Coffee with the Principals” hosted by the SEPAC at your school

October 11, 2017 Let’s Get Organized
Join us as we learn great tips for organizing all that IEP and 504 elated paperwork. We’ll have supplies and snacks!

November 8, 2017
Basic Rights in Special Education

What are your rights when it comes to the IEP and 504? What are procedural safeguards? Where do you go for problem resolutions?

December 13, 2017
Celebrate the Winter Solstice!

Join us for a winter wonderland of meeting other families, socializing and having fun. Perhaps special guests will be in attendance.

January 10, 2017
General Meeting followed by Turning 3 Transition

Meet other parents of children with special needs and join us for our Turning 3 workshop – transitioning into the school system.

February 14, 2017
Meet representatives from the Department of Education (DESE)

Network and socialize with representatives from several DESE departments.

March 14, 2017
Executive Functioning

What is Executive Functioning? How can my child be more organized?

April 11, 2017
Create a Financial Plan

Learn how to plan for your child’s future.

May 9, 2017
SEPAC Elections and Self Care

Come vote for your SEPAC representative and join us for chair massages, manicures, self-care tips and socializing.

June 13, 2017
Family Picnic

Join us for a family picnic in the park

Events topics subject to change – Please check online at

All events take place at the Andrews Middle School (3000 Mystic Valley Parkway) unless otherwise noted

Coffee with the Principal

Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Medford Public Schools Dress Code

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Free “Science on Saturday” Program at MIT for K-12 Students

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Science on Saturday website

Program flier

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String Ensemble Auditions

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Medford Middle Schools
String Ensemble 2017-2018


Medford Middle Schools String Ensemble was founded in 2009 by Medford teacher Sophia Chang to encourage the development of musical excellence. The program provides high quality orchestral training and has ignited passion for music making in many young people. Since 2010, the ensemble has constantly received superior rating at the MICCA Concert Festival.

The co-curricular ensemble is available by audition to students (Gr.6-8) who are currently enrolled in the school orchestra.

Tuesdays 2:30 – 4:00 pm at McGlynn MS

Audition Dates
Sep 21 & 22, McGlynn MS Room 341
Sep 26, Andrews MS Room 202

To schedule an audition, sign up in class or contact Sophia Chang

McGlynn MS & Andrews MS Bus Routes

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Middle School Bus Routes

Late Bus Routes

McGlynn MS Important Dates

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

August 23: Grade 6 Orientation, 6 pm
August 28: Faculty Returns
August 29: First Day of School for Students

September 1: No School
September 4: No School (Labor Day)
September 18: Faculty Meeting, 2:30 pm in the Library
September 19: Picture Day
September 25: Coffee with the Principal, 7 pm
September 27: Meet the Teacher Night, 6 pm
September 29: Term 1 Mid-term grades close

October 9: No School (Columbus Day)
October 10: Term 1 Mid-term Progress Reports sent home with students
October 16: Faculty Meeting, 2:30 pm in the Library
October 16: MMS Council Meeting, 7pm
October 23: Coffee with the Principal, 7 pm
October 25: Early Release Day, 12 noon dismissal
October 27: Halloween Dance, 6-9 pm

November 2: First Term grades close
November 7: Teacher Prof. Dev. Day, Election Day- No School
November 10: No School (Veterans Day)
November 13: First term report cards sent home with students
November 20: Faculty Meeting, 2:30 pm in the Library
November 22: Early Release for Thanksgiving Break, 11:30 dismissal

December 4: MMS Council Meeting, 7pm
December 8: Term 2 Mid-term grades close
December 11: Faculty Meeting, 2:30 pm in the Library
December 14: MMS Orchestra/Chorus Winter Concert
December 15: Holiday Dance, 6-9pm
December (tba): Grade 6 Field Trip, “A Christmas Carol”
December 18: Term 2 progress reports sent home with students
December 22: Early Release, 11:30am — Holiday Sing-Along
December 23 thru January 1: Holiday Break

January 2, 2018: school resumes
January 8: Faculty Meeting, 2:30 pm in the Library
January 10: Early Release, 12:00pm
January 15: No School (MLK Day)
January 19: 2nd Term grades close
January 22: MMS Council Meeting, 7pm
January 29: 2nd Term report cards sent home with students

February 7: Early Release, 12:00pm
February 9: Valentine’s Dance, 6-9pm
February 19-23: Winter Break
February 27: Term 3 Mid-term grades close

March 5: Faculty Meeting, 2:30 pm in the Library
March 7: Term 3 Mid-term progress reports sent home with students
March 12: Professional Develop Day – All Teachers – No School
March 12: MMS Council Meeting, 7pm
March 15: 5th Grade Open House/Night to Celebrate Academic Excellence, 6 pm
March 21: Early Release, 12:00pm
March 29: Term 3 grades close
March 30: No School (Good Friday)

April 2: Faculty Meeting, 2:30 pm in the Library
April 2 – May 4: ELA MCAS Test Sessions
April 3 – May 25: Math MCAS Test Sessions
April 4 – May 25: STE MCAS Test Sessions
April 6: Term 3 Report Cards sent home with students
April 9: MMS Council Meeting, 7pm
April 11: Talent Show, 7pm, McGlynn Auditorium
April 13: Talent Show for entire student body during the day
April 16-20: Spring Break

May 7: Faculty Meeting, 2:30 pm in the Library
May 10: Middle School Orchestra Spring Concert
May 11: Term 4 Mid-term grades close
May 16: Early Release, 12:00pm
May 21: Term 4 Mid-term progress reports sent home with students
May TBA: Grade 8 Semi-Formal Dance, 7-10 pm
May 28: No school, Memorial Day
May 29: Nat’l Junior Honor Society Induction, 6:30pm

June 1-2: Grade 8 trip to NY City
June 8: Grade 8 Trip to Canobie Lake Park
June 13: Early Release, 12:00pm
June 22: Last Day of School with 7 snow days
June TBA: Grade 8 Moving On Ceremony

Bus Schedule 2017-18- Updated Oct. 5th

Monday, August 21st, 2017

There will be no bus stop changes until further notice as of the 9-18-17 update to provide a routine schedule and consistent route for all.

School Year 2017-18 Bus Routes
As of October 5, 2017

Starting times are indicated for the first stop of each bus route. Plan on roughly 5 minutes between every stop on the route.

School Year 2017-2018 Transportation Routes

  1. Please be 10 minutes early to your morning pickup location. Buses tend to run a little behind the first days of school and will settle into a timely routine in 2-3 weeks.
  2. Afternoon runs tend to run behind as well the first 2-3 weeks.
  3. Be respectful of the personal property that abuts the bus stop.
  4. No “boom boxes” will be allowed on the buses.
  5. If transporting musical instruments on the bus, check with the driver as to where they should be placed. Space is tight as each bus has a large number of riders.
  6. Bus riders in grades kindergarten through second grade must be met by a parent/guardian/or designated other. If not, they will be returned to school and must be picked up there.
  7. Bus riders in grades kindergarten through second grade will be provided (at school) a bus tag that must remain on their backpack for the duration of the school year.
  8. Please see your school’s handbook for bus riding rules.
  9. Only student bus riders may board the bus. Parents/guardians/designated others must wait curbside.

Questions? Please email

Thank you!

– Medford Public Schools

2017-2018 School Calendar- Updated Jun. 30th

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Master Events Calendar

School Holidays (no school)

Monday, October 9- Columbus Day

Tuesday, November 7- City Election & Teacher Professional Dev. Day

Friday, November 10- Veterans Day

Thursday, November 23 – Friday, November 24- Thanksgiving Recess

Friday, December 22 – Monday, January 1- Winter Break

Monday, January 15, 2017- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, February 19 – Friday, February 23- February Vacation

Monday, March 12- Teacher Professional Development Day

Friday, March 30- Good Friday

Monday, April 16 – Friday, April 20- April Vacation

Monday, May 28- Memorial Day

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Guidance Blog

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Check out Mrs. Deterding’s Guidance Blog!

Wood Donations for Tech Workshop

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

We are accepting donations of wood, scrap wood, plywood, or any type of wood for our Tech Workshop class here at McGlynn Middle School.

Please email Mr. Michael Scarola at or call the school at 781-393-2333 with any donations.

Thanks for your help!

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Ongoing Textile Recycling Fundraiser

Friday, September 18th, 2015
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