McGlynn Middle School News Archive

Winter Vacation Reminder

Thursday, December 14th, 2017


Friday, December 22 is an early release day for all students K-12.

Our winter vacation ends on January 1 and school resumes on Tuesday, January 2.

Supt. Belson’s Statement On Superintendent Succession Plan

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Superintendent Belson delivered the following statement during the November 20, 2017 School Committee (watch here):

“In June 2016, the Medford School Committee approved a succession plan for the position of Superintendent of Schools. A copy of that plan is attached to this report/recommendation. While it is within your discretion to keep, modify, and/or change the plan, it is a fundamental blueprint to begin the processes of succession and transition.

It has been my privilege and honor to be an educator in the Medford Public Schools for fifty years and to serve as your Superintendent of Schools for twenty-three years. I have greatly benefitted from the high quality and diligence of the professionals, support staff, school committee members and citizens who have worked with me throughout my career. I am eternally grateful to them for making my tenure and responsibilities as productive and rewarding as reasonably possible.

I have been very fortunate to have seen former students become teachers, administrators, and staff in our schools. I have had the experience of enrolling the children and grandchildren of former students.

While no one does significant work alone, I have had the opportunity to build new schools, establish a full range of programs, and acquire hundreds of millions in grants for our community and school district. Understandably, there is always room for improvement, but much has been done and more will be done in the months ahead. No one gets to finish everything, but we have put a lot in place that will be a solid foundation for the future.

Therefore, I am herein informing the Medford School Committee that it is my intention to retire from the position of Superintendent of the Medford Public Schools at the completion of my contract on June 30, 2018. This decision has been made without reference to any governmental change and/or issues that are in our community. It is simply the right period for me to spend more time with my family and to pursue special causes and interests that have not been possible given the schedule and work responsibility of an active School Superintendent.

It is my intent and plan to be fully engaged in the months ahead as your Superintendent. We have a lot of positive opportunities ahead of us and I will do everything possible to optimize and achieve our goals. Furthermore, I will be fully committed to ensuring a smooth and effective transition to new senior leadership.

It has been an honor and privilege to have served as Superintendent for the last 23 years. I am grateful to all.”

The School Committee commented after his remarks:

Mayor Stephanie Burke – “Mr. Superintendent, you have served this school system for over 50 years, with great pride and respect. I want to personally thank you for staying on during my first term as Mayor to help me adjust to the Chairman’s position. If you have any school question at all, you would get your answer from Roy. You will be greatly missed!”

Ann Marie Cugno – “Thank you Superintendent Belson. I speak out of respect for your dedication and devotion to the Medford School System. Roy is looked upon as a leader in education throughout the state. Most Superintendents stay in a district 3 years. We are very, very lucky to have had you for as long as we have.”

Paulette Van der Kloot – “Mr. Superintendent, you are an exceptional leader, unparalleled in your service. You work late into the night and on weekends. You are available to us at anytime of the day or night, or even if you are away at a conference or on vacation. You always return our calls. You respond to us immediately. You are compassionate leader as well, always ready to assist staff in their time of need. You have been a pioneer in this community, pushing the importance of early childhood education and the establishment of the Medford Family Network. A remarkable leader, you will be dearly missed.”

Kathy Kreatz – “Mr. Superintendent, you are a great leader who I am fortunate to have had guide me in my first term of office. You are always accessible to us and to the parents. Your retirement is bittersweet for me. I wish you nothing but the best.”

Robert Emmet Skerry, Jr. – “You have had a long run, a great run and dedicated 50 years of life to education. Medford is a better place because of you educationally. You are a master at the budget and always keep the needs of the children front and center. Don’t be a stranger.”

Mea Mustone – “Mr. Superintendent, I extend my congratulations and wish you well in your retirement.”

Erin DiBenedetto – “Mr. Superintendent, the blue and white run through your veins. You are leaving on a high note. Congratulations and best wishes.”

Student Clubs

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

New Clubs Available

The McGlynn Middle School is starting up three new clubs: GEM, BOOK CLUB, and ODYSSEY OF THE MIND! Andrews students are invited to join, too. Read more here.

Current McGlynn Middle School Clubs

Book Club – First meeting in 310 with Ms. Cerasuolo and Ms. Sanford

Builder’s Club – Is meeting every Thursday in 312 with Mr. McGillicuddy and Mr. Kuzmicz

World Culture and Language– Wednesdays with Mr. Tiberi and Ms. Bonaccorsi in 122

GEM – First meeting on November 14 in 324 with Ms. Bellini, Ms. Taylor, and Ms. Tremble

Printing Club (Art) – Thursdays, first meeting November 9 with Ms. Fee in 301

Odyssey of the Mind – With Ms. Zeckman in 128 on Wednesdays; first meeting is November 8


Parents’ Guide to MCAS 2017

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

The guide is available on the Massachusetts Department of Education website

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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Medford Special Education PAC Events- Updated Dec. 11

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

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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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

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. 24th

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 24, 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 (Early Release Day) – Monday, January 1- Winter Break (School resumes Tuesday, January 2, 2018)

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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Computer Lab / Chromebook / Tablet Sign out

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Computer Lab

Click on the link below to sign out a computer lab, Chromebook cart or tablet cart.

Computer Lab Sign out

Lab 131 is located on the first floor, grade 8B wing. Lab 323 is located on the third floor, grade 6B wing.

Lab 219 is an instructional classroom as is not available to sign out.

Chromebooks are located in the office.

Tablet Cart #1 is located in Room 221. Tablet Cart #2 is located in Room 219.

McGlynn Morning Show

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Morning Announcements

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