McGlynn Middle School News Archive

Grade 8 Course Selection Night Tuesday, Feb. 28th

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Grade 8 Course Selection Night

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

6:30 – 9:00 PM

6:30 pm Live music in the lobby provided by the MHS Orchestra
7:00 pm in the Caron Theater with the Headmaster, Dr. John Perella
7:30 – 9:00 pm in the Library with Curriculum & All Departments

Middle School Open Houses in March

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Andrews Middle School
Mr. Paul D’Alleva, Principal
Thursday, March 2, 6 to 8 pm
Parents/guardians and current grade 5 students invited
Mr. D’Alleva and staff will be available to answer questions
Student-led tours and classroom visits
Overview school programs

McGlynn Middle School
Mr. Jacob Edwards, Principal
Thursday, March 16, 6 to 8 pm
Parents/guardians and current grade 5 students invited
Mr. Edwards and staff will be available to answer questions
Tour of building and workshop for students
Overview school programs

Annual Transition Fair March 16th

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

The Medford Public Schools and Winchester Public Schools Offices of Special Education have come together and organized their Annual Transition Fair designed for students 14 years of age and older with disabilities to help plan for life after high school.

The Transition Fair is scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Medford High School’s Library, 489 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA.

Parents, Guardians and students are encouraged to attend this FREE event to learn about community-based services available for adults with disabilities, including, but not limited to, Autism, Developmental Disabilities, and Intellectual Disabilities.

Twenty-five exhibitors will be attending, including: the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, the Department of Developmental Services, Middlesex Community College’s Transition Program, Eastern Middlesex ARC, Triangle School-to-Career Program, Outside the Lines Art Program and many more. These exhibitors will include information regarding support for independent living skills, vocational training, adapted educational programs, recreational opportunities and supported housing.

FREE Informational Sessions are also included this year:
6:15 PM – Employment (MA Rehab Commission)
6:50 PM – Social Security Benefits (BenePLAN)
7:25 PM – Self-Advocacy (Boston Center for Independent Living)

This informative fair is an important resource for young adults with disabilities and their families who will be leaving high school.

For a complete list of vendors, please visit their web page at

For any questions, please contact Dr. Jan Hollenbeck, Medford Public Schools Special Education Coordinator at

All are welcome to attend!

2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

High Honors

Sara Abulfaraj, Melissa Antoine, Colin Bailey, Hanley Bazile, Arielle Bezerra, Rayssa Braga, Allison Burgess, Kathleen Campbell, Nadia Carbone, Samuel Cluggish, Christina Costa, Camily Cruz, Maihan De Oliveira, Iasmim Christina de Sousa-Vieira, Marina DeSimone, Amishika Dhaurali, Enes Elmasllari, Emily Gaddy, Margaret Hines, Bonnie Huang, Isabella Junkoski, Henry Lee, Brianna Leite, Fernanda Leite, Isaac Liang, Owen Liao, Liza Lopes, Manuel Sebastian Magayanes, Danielle Martello, David Mei, Amine Nazih, Sumaya Orni, Christopher Ortiz, Jonathan Ortiz, Caterina Paone, Mariana Plata, Anderson Prince, Sophia Purifory, Josephine Rizzo, Samuel Sarsfield, Katerina Simeonidis, Abigail Sloan, Joseph Steriti, Samerawit Takele, Elise Turner, Matthew Wright, Wesly Zhou, Jiahao Zhu


Dechen Antsa, Nicole Banks, Henrique Barcelos, Santos Beltran Cervellon, Maram Bensaber, Lena Bernard, Caelee Bouley, Layla Caranfa, Frantzcesca Charles, Aniya Crump, Maura Cuneo, Millena DeSouza, Luiz Do Amaral Neto, Aidan Doherty, Tenzin Dolma, Nouha Elyazidi, Samuel Etienne, Gianni Federico, Lorena Ferreira, Jaquelin Figueroa, Rayanne Forbes, Angelique Forcucci, Nicholas Gaddy, Nicolas Goncalves, Daniel Gross, Diego Hernandez Escorihuela, Angelina Impemba, Anaya Jacques Simon, Anmol Javaid, Anamol Kaspal, Sunaina Kaur, Ansh Khosla, Brian Lam, Janet Lam, Jigme Lama, Unice Bianca Lampong, Vina Le, Katrina Leite, Sabrina Leite, Miguel Luiz Lima Siqueira, Xiangyu Lin, Joey Phong Lu, Eduardo Sebastian Magayanes, Geraldine Matinez Flores, Jack McWethy, Jack Medeiros, Sabrina Mei, Vanessa Moran, Nathan Moreno, Micaias Mota, Quintin Neves, Cindy Nguyen, Deiby Ochoa Arciniegas, Victoria Oliveira, Jeaden Oriol, Jessica Pabla, Joshua Mari Pahang, Amy Parrilla, Alyssa Parziale, Rachell Paz, Naomie Pierre, Jonathan Pineda Vasquez, Sabrina Pinto, Jessika Queiroz, Prabidhi Rana, Kendrick Richardson, Domenick Rizzo, Bilal Sadeddin, Daisy Sanchez, Joab Santos, John Scarpelli, Matthew Scola, Maggie Sheehan, Samantha Sherburne, Mayson Silva, Daniel Skepple, Kervens Soirilus, Joseph Sullivan, Andrea Suribory, Deryck Tran, Theodore Tringale, Justin Truong, Cody Tufts, Olivia Tufts, Brandon Vargus, Victoria Verity, Meicha Vertilus, Madeleine Whisler, Allison Wright


Melanie Alvarez Tito, Bendjy Auguste, Yanlin Chen, Ryan Christopher, Philip Da Silva, Brian Deterding, William Hart, Marvin Joseph-Bobo, Karanveer Lally, Joseph Leonforte, Sherby Luma, Gabriella Marques-Moran, Ava Mastrocola, Katherin Mena Aguilar, Victoria Miller, Ryan Monaco, Noa Ospenson, Robert Passanisi, Shelby Perito, Jason Quinlan, Shayla Rodrigues, Vaibhav Saini, Luiz Henrique Silva, Sara Solferino, Gabriella Tello, Leandro Viana

Free Science on Saturdays Events at MIT

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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Weekly Bulletin – Week of January 30, 2017

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

February 7: 8th Grade visit to Medford Technical High School 1:00-2:10
February 8: Early Release, 12pm
February 10: Valentines Dance, 6-9pm
February 20-24: Winter Break
February 28: Term 3 mid-term grades close
March 6: Faculty Meeting, 2:30 in the Library
March 9: mid-term progress reports issued
March 13: MMS Council Meeting, 7pm

Weekly Events:

Friday, February 3: McGlynn Movie Night, 6:30 pm


Making Mobile Apps Free Summer Camp

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

A Free 5-Day Camp for
Middle School Students

Don’t just use apps, learn to make them!

Spend a week with friends and school mates making apps that work on mobile devices. Learn about the exciting world of programming. Make apps that help you and your community!

Students will learn to use MIT App Inventor, a visual programming tool, that is powerful yet easy to learn, and allows creation of amazing apps that run on Android tablets and phones.

Campers will participate in project based activities with the assistance of qualified computer science educators.

Campers will collaborate with community partners, develop problem solving and programming skills while learning about the field of computer science.

Activities center around learning new skills, working in groups, and working with community partners. Students will form a team and publish a real, functioning app in the Google Play app store.

At the end of the week, campers will present their final apps to their friends, family and other members of their community.

This is the final year of our grant-funded summer camp. There is no charge for registration students attend for free. Lunch and all necessary materials are provided.

No prior experience necessary. Space is limited!

Registration Deadline: March 1st, 2017

Camp dates: July 17th – 21st (1 Week)

Camp schedule: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Camp location: Medford McGlynn School

Akira Kamiya

See more information and register here:

Register online at link above or by mail with paper form (download here).

Youth Softball Clinic for Girls in Grades 5-8

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Total Fitness and Skills Clinic

The clinic will be run by MHS Head Varsity Coach Jack Dempsey along with UCONN baseball star Tim Dempsey which is specifically designed for softball players focusing on speed, core strengthening and agility skills. It will incorporate the fundamentals of hitting and fielding. The clinic is open to all girls in grades 7 to 12. It will be held at the Medford High School gym cages 1 + 2 and also at the new balcony batting cages on Wednesday’s starting on Wednesday Feb 22ND from 7:00-9:00 pm. (4 clinics total: Last clinic will be held on Wednesday March 15th). Be sure to bring bats, gloves, helmets, sneakers and comfortable gym clothing!

Hitting Clinic

The clinic will be run by MHS Head Varsity Coach Jack Dempsey, the Medford High Coaching Staff, and some Medford High Varsity softball players. It will incorporate the fundamentals of hitting, slapping and bunting. The clinic is open to all girls in grades 5 to 8. It will be held at the Medford High School batting cages located above the pool on Saturdays March 4th from 10-11 am, Saturday March 11th from 10-11 am, and Saturday March 18th from 10-11am.

Pitching and Catching Clinic

The clinic will be run by MHS Varsity Coach Jack Dempsey, the Medford High Coaching Staff and Medford High Varsity softball players. It will incorporate the fundamentals of pitching and catching. The clinic is open to all girls in grades 5 to 8. It will be held at Medford High School in the Balcony Batting Cages on Monday’s February 27th, March 6th, and 13th 7-8 pm.

Guidance Blog

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Check out Mrs. Deterding’s Guidance Blog!

Medford Family Network Winter Newsletter

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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New York City Trip

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

The 2017 New York City trip is scheduled for June 2nd and 3rd (two days and one night).  Materials, including cost, itinerary, and details, will be distributed to students the first week in January!

Medford Middle School Community Read Launches

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Announcing the Middle School Community Read for 2016-17…

Join us in this year’s community read.

All middle school community members are invited to read one of this year’s community read books in the Wonder book series by R.J. Palacio:  Wonder and the new companion book, Auggie and Me.

You only need to read one of the books to participate, but you are more than welcome to read both!  We highly recommend reading Wonder first.  If you have already read Wonder, then you can read the companion book, Auggie and Me.

There will be activities during the school year and a community read event at the end of the school year.  To attend the community read event, you will be required to read one of the two books, participate in the Community Read Google classroom activities, and complete a Community Read Participation Form.  

For complete rules on participating and attending the final event, please read the Community Read Program Requirements.

For more information on the books and the program, please visit the Middle School Community Read website.

This program is funded by the Andrews Middle School PTO, the McGlynn Middle School PTO, Medford Educational Foundation, and Medford Public School Libraries.    Many thanks to these groups for making this program possible.


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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McGlynn Middle School Events Calendar- Updated Feb. 17

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

February 20-24: Winter Break
February 28: Term 3 mid-term grades close

March 6: Faculty Meeting, 2:30 pm in the Library
March 9: mid-term progress reports issued
March 13: MMS Council Meeting, 7pm
March 16: 5th Grade Open House/Night to Celebrate Academic Excellence
March 15: Early Release, 12:00pm
March 31: term 3 grades close

April 3: Faculty Meeting, 2:30 pm in the Library
April 10: Term 3 Report Cards sent home with students
April 10: MMS Council Meeting, 7pm
April 12: Talent Show, 7pm, McGlynn Auditorium
April 13: Talent Show for entire student body during the day
April 14: No School (Good Friday)
April 17-21: Spring Break

May 1: Faculty Meeting, 2:30 pm in the Library
May (tba): MCAS Testing
May 10: Term 4 mid-term grades close
May 11: Middle School Orchestra Spring Concert
May 17: Early Release, 12:00pm
May 19: Mid-term progress reports sent home with students
May 19: Grade 8 Semi-Formal Dance, 7-10 pm
May 29: No school, Memorial Day
May 31: Nat’l Junior Honor Society Induction, 6:30pm

June 2-4: Grade 8 trip to NY City
June 7: Early Release, 12:00pm
June 8: Grade 8 Trip to Canobie Lake Park
June 14: Last Day of School (no snow days)
June 15: Grade 8 Moving On Ceremony, 6:00 pm
June 21: Last Day of School with 5 snow days

Updated Bus Route #07 – Effective 9/26/16

Friday, September 23rd, 2016


07 AM Route #07 McGlynn Andrews Middle Schools
ESTIMATED! Stop Time Location of Stop
7:18 AM High St & Auburn St Stop added for right side High St Pickup
Allston St & High St
High St & Woburn St
Daly Rd & High St
High St & Powder House Rd
07 PM Route #07 McGlynn Andrews Middle Schools
Location of Stop
High St & Powder House Rd
Daly Rd & High St
High St & Woburn St
Allston St & High St

School Year 2016-17 Bus Routes- Updated Jan. 11

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
  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

School Year 2016-17 Bus Routes
As of Jan. 11, 2017

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

2016-17 School Calendar- Updated Feb. 17

Monday, August 8th, 2016

School Holidays

The following is a list of NO SCHOOL DAYS this year:

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 – Columbus Day
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2016 – Election Day/Professional Development Day for Teachers/Staff
  • Friday, November 11, 2016 – Veterans Day
  • Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25, 2016 – Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Monday, December 26 – January 2, 2017 – Winter Recess (school resumes January 3, 2017)
  • Monday, January 16, 2017 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 20 – 24, 2017 – Winter Vacation (school resumes Monday, February 27, 2017)
  • Friday, April 14, 2017 – Good Friday
  • Monday, April 17 – 21, 2017 – Spring Vacation (school resumes Monday, April 24, 2017)
  • Monday, May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day

Tentatively, the last scheduled day of school, including (5) snow days, would be June 21, 2017.

Elementary Schools are in session from 8:40 AM – 2:35 PM

Middle Schools are in session from 8:00 AM – 2:20 PM

Medford High School is in session from 7:40 AM – 2:18 PM

Medford Vocational Technical High School is in session from 7:40 AM – 2:18 PM

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Ongoing Textile Recycling Fundraiser

Friday, September 18th, 2015
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Lab 131 and 323 Sign-up

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Computer Lab

Click on the link below to sign out one of the two computers.

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.

McGlynn Morning Show

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Morning Announcements

Click here to view the McGlynn Morning Show