Medford High School News Archive

Daily Notices for Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

“E” Day

Lifetouch will be here TODAY for IDs and portraits. Pictures will be taken during all English classes. If you did not receive an order form at home, you can pick one up in the C2 or C3 Assistant Principal’s offices, or the Main Office. This is NOT for Senior Yearbook pictures.

There is a meeting of the Diversity Empowerment Movement after school TODAY in LH2. All are welcome.

All seniors applying to college with a November 1st deadline must have their transcript request form passed into their Guidance Counselor by TOMORROW.

For all students interested in participating in the MHS Ping Pong Club, please meet in room C117 after school TODAY for a brief and informal meeting.

The Key Club will be meeting TODAY in B311 from 2:30-3:00 to hold elections and plan the upcoming can and clothing drive. All are welcome.

Attention All Teachers – there is a general membership union meeting at the VFW TODAY at 3:15. We hope to see everyone there.

Medford Calling will be hosting auditions for the Spring Beatles vs. Beyonce concert on Tuesday in A115. Auditions do NOT have to be a Beatles or Beyonce song. Show us your musicianship and wow us! Sign-ups are in A115, or you can email Ms. Fard.

There will be a Foreign Language Club meeting TODAY at 2:30 in room C103. All are welcome!

The Chess Club will meet in Mr. Kain’s room, C109, after school TODAY.

Attention Students: Bus Passes can be reactivated for the month of November. The deadline is Friday the 27th.

Student volunteers are needed for the College Fair next Wednesday. Come volunteer from 5-9pm and get community service hours. Please see Mr. Klein to sign-up as soon as possible.

Students of MHS have adapted the famous Humans of New York page to Medford! Sponsored by the CCSR, the instagram is named @HumansofMedford, and features the individual lives of those in our community. Be sure to check it out!

Coffee with the Counselors Dates

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Coffee with Counselors flyer

Café Electra Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Table Service and Take Out Available

Friday, October 20, 2017


Open 8:30 AM – 10:15 AM

The ‘Stangwich
Bacon, Egg & Cheese on our own Kaiser Roll
Vegetarian option available

Hot Oatmeal
w/ Raisins & Brown Sugar

2 Eggs Cooked to Order
Served with Toast & Homie Fries
Side bacon add $1.00

Western Omelet
Served with Toast & Homie Fries
Side bacon add $1.00

White, wheat, or rye bread

Coffee, tea, milk

Open 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Please contact before 10:30 AM to pre-order



House salad
Small: $2.50 Large: $3.25
w/ grilled chicken add $1.00
Choice of Creamy Italian, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Raspberry, Creamy Caesar, Blue Cheese, Oil & Vinegar

Entrée $5.50
Singapore Curry Rice Noodles

w/chicken, shrimp, and vegetables
(Vegetarian tofu optional available)

Entrée $5.25
Chicken Marbela

Catalonian-style stew w/root vegetables & dried fruit

Dessert $2.50

w/ Chantilly Cream

Beverages $1.25
Coffee, tea, milk

Students of the Month

Friday, October 6th, 2017

One of the great traditions here at MHS/MVTHS is the recognition of students who exhibit extraordinary effort with our Student of the Month honor. This is one way we would like to acknowledge and celebrate student success.

The students of the month for September 2017 are:

Matthew Grant – vocational school
Laurevens Desrosiers – senior
Zoe Salvato Cutter – junior
Megan Hanlon – sophomore
Layla Caranfa – freshman

Congratulations to these dedicated students and their families!

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

Attendance Phone Lines

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Contact the assistant principal’s office with your child’s absence:

Grade 9 – Gina Citrano 781-987-2601

Grade 10 – Karen DeAngelis 781-987-2598

Grade 11 – Kathy Johnson 781-393-2285

Grade 12 – Jane King 781-393-2245

Vocational (Grades 11 & 12 only) Martha McCarthy – 781-393-2260

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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Assistant Principals by Grade

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Assistant Principals are available for each grade.

Grade 9: Mr. Charles (C building 3rd floor)

Grade 10: Mr. Blauch (MHS Main Office)

Grade 11: Mrs. Treanor (C building 2nd floor)

Grade 12: Mr. Tucci (C building 1st floor)

There is a “Meet the AP Night” scheduled for each grade- click here for details.

MHS/MVTHS Calendar of Important Dates

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Please click here to view the calendar

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

MBTA Bus Passes for 2017-18 School Year

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Prices and Rules Information for FY 2017-2018

The MBTA Board of Directors approved the following fare structure for student’s passes

September 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

$30.00 monthly for a 7-day pass

If your child desires to purchase an MBTA monthly Bus Pass, the following procedures must be strictly adhered to:

Students must purchase a pass from Joanne Mortell in Accounts Payable Department at Medford High School on the dates listed below. The Accounts Payable Department is located to the right of the main lobby. Hours to purchase a pass are 7:00 A.M to 8:30 A.M and at the end of the school day. The phone number for the Accounts Payable Department is 781-393-2266.

No cash or personal checks are accepted; money orders only. All money orders are made out to The City of Medford. You can get a money order at a bank, post office or at some grocery stores.


The 7 day Student Monthly pass is $30.00 per student per month. You can also purchase a 10 month yearly card for $300.00.

Passes should be available for your child on September 1st.

A new M7 Card can only be purchased on the 1st of every month; no exceptions. If you are reactivating your active bus pass, this NEEDS to be done by the 27th of each month.

Example: You have an active card for the month of September. To keep the same card active you need to bring a money order for $30 on or before the 27th of September to have an active card for October. If you miss the renewal date, your card will only stay active for the remainder of the month. You will then need a new card that can only be issued on the 1st of the following month. We encourage you to keep your current card active month to month so there is no interruption.

Months and Dates to Purchase a Monthly Pass:

September 25, 26 and 27th

October 25, 26 and 27th

November 20 21, 22, and 27th

December 20, 21 and 22nd

January 24, 25 and 26th

February 16, 26 and 27th

March 23, 26, and 27th

April 25, 26 and 27th

May 23, 24 and 25th

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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MHS 2016 DESE School Report Card

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Dear Parent or Guardian:

We are pleased to enclose an overview of Medford High School’s “report card.” Report cards answer important questions about a school’s overall performance and contain specific information about student enrollment and teacher qualifications, student achievement, accountability, how a school is performing relative to other schools in the district and the state, and the progress made toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different groups of students.

In this report you will find the following important information about our school:

Student enrollment and teacher quality: This section of the report card provides information about the students and teachers in our school as compared to the district and the state. If your child attends a school that receives federal Title I funds, you also have the right to request the following information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers:

– Whether your child’s teacher is licensed in the grade levels and subject areas they teach;
– Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under an emergency license or waiver;
– The college degree and major of your child’s teacher;
– Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

Assessment results: This section of the report shows how our students are performing on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) for 5th Grade Science and Technology and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests as compared to the district and the state. Because we took PARCC last year, the school was held harmless.

School and district accountability information: This section of the report contains three important pieces of information:

– Accountability and Assistance Levels: Schools and districts are placed into one of five accountability and assistance levels (1-5), with the highest performing in Level 1 and lowest performing in Level 5. Our school has been placed into Level 2. One school in the district increased their scores and so we are no longer Level 3.

– School Percentiles: A school percentile between 1 and 99 is reported for most schools. This number shows the overall performance of our school relative to other schools that serve the same or similar grades. Our school percentile is 14. This means that our school is performing higher than 14 percent of the elementary schools in the state.

– Progress and Performance Index (PPI): The PPI is a number that indicates our school’s progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps, or, in other words, helping all students reach proficiency and be prepared for success after high school. Massachusetts has set a goal of reducing proficiency gaps by half between the years 2011 and 2017. For a group of students to be considered to be making sufficient progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps, its cumulative PPI must be 75 or higher.

We encourage you to become involved in helping us improve our school. Some of the ways you can become involved are:

– Encouraging your child’s learning at home;
– Attending parent-teacher meetings and other special meetings;
– Serving as a volunteer in our school or district;
– Encouraging other parents to become involved.

For the full report card visit For more information about our school’s report card or to request information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers, please feel free to contact us at 781.393.2204.

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Welcome to MHS Video

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

The following video was created by Mr. Dempsey’s media students for our Grade 8 Open House:

Ongoing Textile Recycling Fundraiser

Friday, September 18th, 2015
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