Medford High School News Archive

Daily Notices for Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

“D” Day

Attention seniors: senior quotes are due tomorrow. Slips will be sent to homerooms as soon as possible. You can hand in quotes to Mr. Ambrose, Joey Steeves or Casey Avenell.

Attention students: there’s a mandatory meeting on Thursday, January 26th at 2:30 in Ms. Feitor’s room, B305, for anyone planning on going on the Disney Science Trip in 2018.

Attention students: Your SchoolBrains accounts will NOT have access to term grades until after teachers have finalized quarter two grades Tuesday, January 31st. Access to all other system features, like assignments, are available.

Attention MHS – the Foreign Language Club will be hosting their annual Carnaval Dance on Friday, February 10th. Please see Senora Lepore for tickets (only $5) for a fun-filled magical evening.

Attention all seniors: Winter Ball tickets will be on sale this week in both cafes. Tickets are $20. Hope to see you there!

There will be a Foreign Language Club meeting after school TODAY in room C103.

Youth Behavior Survey

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Medford Middle and High Schools to Administer Survey on Youth Behaviors

Submitted by Penelope Funaiole, City of Medford, Prevention and Outreach Manager

The Communities That Care Youth Survey is designed to improve our understanding of adolescent alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, as well as adolescent crime, delinquency and related risky behaviors. This survey has been administered every two years since 2005; this iteration will be the seventh Medford Public Schools will be conducting.

The goal of the survey is to better understand the risky behaviors youth engage in and to more effectively target efforts to prevent them. The Medford Health Department sponsors the survey in collaboration with the Medford Public Schools.

The data being collected is a valuable assessment tool and it is the hope that each child is allowed to participate. As a parent/guardian you have the right to prohibit your child’s participation in the survey.  The following are facts about the survey to help make an informed decision about your child’s participation.

  1. It is voluntary Your child does not have to participate. Neither you nor your child is required to give a reason for not participating. Students who do not participate will not be required to answer all of the questions only those that they choose to answer.
  2. It is anonymous and confidential The survey is designed to protect your child’s and the school’s privacy. No names or other identifying information will be recorded. Once the survey is complete all surveys will be carefully protected and after six months will be destroyed.
  3. It is well-tested The survey was developed in the early 1990’s and has been given to over 500,000 students in the United States over the years. The information from the survey has been used to prevent a variety of adolescent problem behaviors.

To ensure that all parents/guardians are notified and well-informed of the survey, letters have been mailed to families with children in the middle and high schools. In this letter there is a form that parents/guardians are to fill out if they DO NOT want their child to participate. You do not need to notify the school or sign anything to allow your child to participate. A copy of the survey is available for all to review at your school and will be conducted in the first week of February. You may also contact Penelope Funaiole (781) 393-2449 or email Penelope Funaiole, at, for more information.

Results obtained from the youth survey will be complied into reports and available to the community in July 2017. This data plays an important role in efforts to prevent drug use, delinquency and other kinds of adolescent problem behaviors.   Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support in creating a healthier Medford.

Medford Conversations Project Kicks Off Jan. 29th, 2017

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Please join us at The Medford Conversations Project Winter 2017 Series “Who Belongs? Dialogues about Race and Ethnicity in Medford and Beyond.”

Join the conversation to discuss equity across race, ethnicity and other differences. Share your experiences. Listen and learn about your neighbors and Medford.

The Series takes place from 1/29/17 through 3/12/17 and includes two city-wide gatherings & three small conversation circles.

Opening Event – January 29, 2017 2 – 4:30 pm at Medford High School

Learn more and register at

MHS/MVTHS PTO Trivia Night on February 11

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

The MHS/MVTHS PTO is hosting a TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER on FEBRUARY 11, 2017 at the American Legion at 321 Winthrop Street in Medford from 7 to 11 pm.

A night of trivia, food, and fun to raise money for PTO sponsored activities that enrich and entertain students of the Medford High School and Medford Vocational Technical High School!

In addition to the trivia game competition itself, the evening features a raffle for a wheelbarrow full of wine, additional raffle baskets filled with gift certificates and other treasures, a 50-50 raffle, and homemade desserts.

This is the largest fundraiser for the PTO and we are seeking sponsors and donations for raffles for the event.

Individual tickets are $25 each or teams of ten people (21 + only). Reserve tables in advance for $250.00 per table. Space is limited, so reserve early! Email contact for tickets- Pam Stroud, Checks are payable to MHS/MVTHS PTO.

Want to contribute? Donations (raffle items, wine bottles, baked goods) or volunteering some time are welcomed. Please contact Geeta Jain, or Celia Lee,

The PTO provides support for events such as the Senior breakfast, Junior Prom Up All Night Party, Free Prom Dress Shop, Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, and much more. The MMS MVTH PTO is a registered non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Receipts will be provided to any business who donate and to individual donors who request a receipt.

For more information visit

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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Letter to Parents/Guardians of ELL Students

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

December 2016

Dear ELL parents and guardians,

We have had a wonderful Fall in the Medford Public Schools. Your children are in the excellent hands of professional, compassionate ELL teachers across the city. We are fortunate to have some of the finest staff around.

In order to find out information about our schools, please look at the Medford Public Schools website.

Much of the information on the website can be translated by selecting your native language in the Google Translate tool on the top right corner of the website.

For parents and guardians of students at the McGlynn Middle School and Medford High School, you can get information about your child in the Student Information System – Schoolbrains. This will provide you with information about your child’s progress. To log in to Schoolbrains, please follow the directions below:

Log on to with the information that was sent home with a username and password.

ACCESS 2.0 testing is coming up right after vacation. This is a test for ELL students only; it measures the student’s English Language Proficiency level; results are reported as WIDA levels. Briefly, there are 6 WIDA levels, Level 1 indicating that the student is a non-English speaker, and Level 6 indicating that the student’s English proficiency is equal to a native speaker. This test is very important as it is a factor in determining whether a student continues to receive ELL services or exits from the program.

Please help your child do his/her best by ensuring that he/she gets enough sleep, eats well, and gets some exercise during the testing window. Of course, these things are important all year long!


MCGLYNN ELEMENTARY: Thursday, Jan. 5 – Thursday, January 19

ROBERTS: Monday, January 9 – Wednesday, January 25

MHS: Monday, January 9 – Thursday, January 19

MCGLYNN MIDDLE: Monday, January 23 – Thursday, February 2

COLUMBUS: Monday, January 23 – Thursday, February 2

BROOKS: Monday, January 30 – Tuesday, February 7

We look forward to a productive 2017. It is our pleasure to work with you and your children as we attempt to bring peace and unity in our community. We see the diversity in our school system as a treasure. Thank you for sharing your children with us.

May your holidays be filled with love and joy.


Leslie H. Trotta
Director of the ELL Department


为了了解我们学校的信息,请查看Medford公立学校网站 –

由翻译提供 – 这是位于页面的右侧。
对于McGlynn中学和Medford高中学生的家长和监护人,您可以在学生信息系统 – Schoolbrains中获取有关您孩子的信息。这将向您提供有关您孩子的进步的信息。要登录Schoolbrains,请按照以下说明操作:

ACCESS 2.0测试在假期后即将到来。这只是ELL学生的考试;它衡量学生的英语语言能力水平;结果报告为WIDA水平。简而言之,有6个WIDA级别,1级表示学生是非英语的,6级表示学生的英语熟练程度等于母语。此测试非常重要,因为它是确定学生是否继续接受ELL服务或退出课程的因素。
2017 ACCESS 2.0测试计划表
MCGLYNN ELEMENTARY:1月5日星期四 – 1月19日星期四
MHS:1月9日,星期一 – 1月19日,星期四
MCGLYNN MIDDLE:1月23日,星期一 – 2月2日,星期四
Leslie H. Trotta

Desanm 2016

Chè paran ELL ak gadyen,

Nou te gen yon Otòn bèl bagay nan Lekòl Piblik Medford. pitit ou yo nan men yo ekselan nan pwofesyonèl, pwofesè ELL konpasyon nan vil la. Nou gen chans gen kèk nan pèsonèl la pi rafine alantou.

Nan dènye ane ki sot pase yo nou te anime yon lannwit Paran ELL, ak ELL dejene Paran nan chak lekòl. Ane sa a nou deside voye yon lèt nan espwa ke yo rive plis nan ou.
Yo nan lòd yo chèche konnen enfòmasyon sou lekòl nou yo, tanpri gade nan sit entènèt la Lekòl Leta Medford –

Anpil nan enfòmasyon ki sou sit entènèt la ka tradui pa chwazi lang natif natal

Powered by Translate – sa a se ki chita sou bò nan men dwat nan paj la.

Pou paran yo ak gadyen elèv nan Lekòl nan Middle MCGLYNN ak Medford High School, ou kapab jwenn enfòmasyon sou pitit ou nan Sistèm Enfòmasyon Elèv – Lekòl Schoolbrains. Sa a ap ofri ou ak enfòmasyon sou pwogrè pitit ou a. Ou kapab konekte nan Schoolbrains, tanpri swiv enstriksyon ki anba a:

Ale sou ak enfòmasyon ki te voye lakay li avèk yon non itilizatè ak modpas.

ACCESS 2.0 tès la ap vini moute dwa apre vakans. Sa a se yon tès pou elèv ELL sèlman; li mezire nivo lang angle English Language Konpetans elèv la; Yo rapòte rezilta kòm nivo WIDA. Yon ti tan, gen 6 WIDA nivo, Nivo 1 ki endike ke elèv la se yon oratè ki pa lang angle, ak Nivo 6 ki endike ke konpetans nan angle elèv la ki egal a yon oratè natif natal. Tès sa a se yon bagay ki enpòtan menm jan li se yon faktè nan detèmine si yon elèv kontinye ap resevwa sèvis ELL oswa sòti nan pwogram nan.

Tanpri, ede pitit ou fè pi byen l ‘/ li pa asire ke li / li vin dòmi ase, manje byen, epi vin kèk egzèsis pandan fenèt la egzamen an. Natirèlman, bagay sa yo se enpòtan tout ane lontan!

2017 ACCESS ORÈ 2.0 tès

MCGLYNN ELEMENTARY: Jedi, janvye 5 – Jedi, Janvye 19
ROBERTS: Lendi, Janvye 9 – Mèkredi, 25 janvye
MHS: Lendi, 9 janvye – Jedi, Janvye 19
MCGLYNN MIDDLE: Lendi, 23 janvye – Jedi, Fevriye 2
COLUMBUS: Lendi, 23 janvye – Jedi, Fevriye 2
BROOKS: Lendi, 30 janvye – Madi, 7 fevriye

Nou gade pou pi devan pou yon 2017. pwodiktif Li se plezi nou an nan travay avèk ou ak pitit ou kòm nou eseye pote lapè ak inite nan kominote nou an. Nou wè divèsite nan nan sistèm lekòl nou an kòm yon trezò. Mèsi pou pataje timoun ou avèk nou.

Se pou jou konje ou a dwe ranpli ak lanmou ak kè kontan.

Pi bon,

Leslie H. Trotta
Direktè Depatman ELL la

Dezembro de 2016

Caros pais e tutores,

Tivemos uma Outono maravilhosa nas Escolas Públicas de Medford. Seus filhos estão nas excelentes mãos de profissionais, professores ELL compassivos em toda a cidade. Temos a sorte de ter alguns dos melhores pessoal ao redor.

Nos últimos anos, hospedamos uma ELL Parent Night, e ELL Parent café da manhã em cada escola. Este ano, decidimos enviar uma carta na esperança de alcançar mais pais e tutores.

Para obter informações sobre nossas escolas, por favor veja o site Medford Public Schools –

Muita da informação no Web site pode ser traduzida selecionando a língua native

Para pais e guardiões de alunos da McGlynn Middle School e Medford High School, você pode obter informações sobre o seu filho no Sistema de Informação do Aluno – Schoolbrains. Isso fornecerá informações sobre o progresso do seu filho. Para fazer login em Schoolbrains, siga as instruções abaixo:

Inicie sessão em com as informações que foram enviadas para casa com um nome de utilizador e uma palavra-passe.

O teste ACCESS 2.0 vai ser administrado logo após as férias. Este é um teste para estudantes de ELL; Ele mede o nível de proficiência em inglês do estudante; Os resultados são relatados como níveis de WIDA. Resumidamente, há 6 níveis de WIDA, Nível 1 indicando que o aluno é um não falante de Inglês e Nível 6 indicando que a proficiência de Inglês do aluno é igual a um falante nativo. Este teste é muito importante, pois é um fator para determinar se um aluno continua a receber serviços ELL ou sai do programa.

Por favor, ajude o seu filho a fazer o seu melhor, garantindo que ele / ela dorme o suficiente, come bem e faz algum exercício durante a janela de teste. Claro, essas coisas são importantes durante todo o ano!


MCGLYNN ELEMENTARY: quinta-feira, janeiro 5 – quinta-feira, janeiro 19
ROBERTS: Segunda-feira, 9 de janeiro – quarta-feira, 25 de janeiro
MHS: Segunda-feira, 9 de janeiro – Quinta-feira, 19 de janeiro
MCGLYNN MÉDIO: Segunda-feira, 23 de janeiro – quinta-feira, 2 de fevereiro
COLUMBUS: Segunda-feira, 23 de janeiro – quinta-feira, 2 de fevereiro
BROOKS: Segunda-feira, 30 de janeiro – terça-feira, 7 de fevereiro

Estamos ansiosos para um 2017 produtivo. É nosso prazer trabalhar com você e seus filhos como nós tentamos trazer paz e unidade em nossa comunidade. Vemos a diversidade em nosso sistema escolar como um tesouro. Obrigado por compartilhar seus filhos conosco.

Que suas férias sejam cheias de amor e alegria.


Leslie H. Trotta
Diretora do Departamento de ELL

Diciembre 2016

Estimados padres y tutores de ELL,

Hemos tenido una maravillosa caída en las Escuelas Públicas de Medford. Sus hijos están en las excelentes manos de maestros de ELL profesionales y compasivos de toda la ciudad. Somos afortunados de tener algunos de los mejores personal alrededor.

En los últimos años hemos organizado una ELL Parent Night y ELL Parent desayunos en cada escuela. Este año decidimos enviar una carta con la esperanza de llegar a más de ustedes.

Para obtener información sobre nuestras escuelas, por favor vea el sitio web de Medford Public Schools –

Gran parte de la información en el sitio web se puede traducir mediante la selección de idioma native

Desarrollado por Traducir – esto se encuentra en el lado derecho de la página.

Para los padres y tutores de los estudiantes de la Escuela Intermedia McGlynn y la Escuela Secundaria Medford, usted puede obtener información sobre su hijo en el Sistema de Información del Estudiante – Schoolbrains. Esto le proporcionará información sobre el progreso de su hijo. Para iniciar sesión en Schoolbrains, siga las instrucciones a continuación:

Inicie sesión en con la información que se envió a casa con un nombre de usuario y una contraseña.

Las pruebas de ACCESS 2.0 están llegando justo después de las vacaciones. Esta es una prueba para estudiantes ELL solamente; Mide el nivel de dominio del idioma inglés del estudiante; Los resultados se reportan como niveles de WIDA. En pocas palabras, hay 6 niveles de WIDA, nivel 1 que indica que el estudiante es un no-angloparlante, y el nivel 6 que indica que la habilidad del estudiante del inglés es igual a un hablante nativo. Esta prueba es muy importante ya que es un factor para determinar si un estudiante continúa recibiendo servicios de ELL o sale del programa.

Por favor, ayude a su hijo a hacer lo mejor posible asegurándose de que él / ella duerma lo suficiente, come bien y hace ejercicio durante la ventana de la prueba. Por supuesto, estas cosas son importantes durante todo el año!


ELEMENTAL DE MCGLYNN: Jueves, 5 de enero – Jueves, 19 de enero
ROBERTS: Lunes 9 de enero – Miércoles 25 de enero
MHS: Lunes 9 de enero – Jueves, 19 de enero
MCGLYNN MIDDLE: Lunes, 23 de enero – Jueves, 2 de febrero
COLUMBUS: Lunes 23 de Enero – Jueves 2 de Febrero
BROOKS: Lunes, 30 de enero – martes 7 de febrero

Esperamos un 2017 productivo. Es un placer trabajar con usted y sus hijos a medida que tratamos de traer la paz y la unidad en nuestra comunidad. Vemos la diversidad en nuestro sistema escolar como un tesoro. Gracias por compartir sus hijos con nosotros.
Que tus vacaciones se llenen de amor y alegría.


Leslie H. Trotta
Director del Departamento de ELL

Tháng mười hai năm 2016

cha mẹ ELL mến và người giám hộ,

Chúng tôi đã có một mùa thu tuyệt vời trong các Trường Công Medford. Con của bạn đang có trong tay tuyệt vời của chuyên môn, giáo viên ELL từ bi khắp thành phố. Chúng tôi may mắn có được một số nhân viên tốt nhất xung quanh.

Trong vài năm qua, chúng tôi đã tổ chức một đêm Chánh ELL và bữa Chánh ELL tại mỗi trường. Năm nay chúng tôi quyết định gửi một lá thư với hy vọng đạt hơn của bạn.

Để tìm hiểu thông tin về các trường học của chúng tôi, hãy nhìn vào các trang web của Trường Công Medford –

Phần lớn các thông tin về các trang web có thể được dịch bằng cách chọn ngôn ngữ mẹ đẻ

Powered by Dịch – điều này nằm ở phía bên tay phải của trang.

Đối với cha mẹ, người giám hộ của học sinh ở trường trung học McGlynn và High School Medford, bạn có thể nhận được thông tin về con của bạn trong hệ thống thông tin Sinh viên – Schoolbrains. Điều này sẽ cung cấp cho bạn thông tin về sự tiến bộ của con em. Để đăng nhập vào Schoolbrains, hãy làm theo các hướng dẫn dưới đây:

Đăng nhập vào với các thông tin đã được gửi về nhà với một tên người dùng và mật khẩu.

TRUY CẬP thử nghiệm 2.0 là đến ngay sau kỳ nghỉ. Đây là một thử nghiệm cho học sinh ELL chỉ; nó đo trình độ tiếng Anh thành thạo ngôn ngữ của học sinh; Kết quả được báo cáo là mức WIDA. Tóm lại, có 6 cấp độ WIDA, Level 1 cho biết học sinh là một diễn giả không phải tiếng Anh, và độ 6 cho thấy trình độ tiếng Anh của học sinh bằng một người bản xứ. Thử nghiệm này là rất quan trọng vì nó là một yếu tố trong việc xác định xem một học sinh tiếp tục nhận được các dịch vụ ELL hoặc thoát khỏi chương trình.

Xin hãy giúp con bạn làm ông / tốt nhất của mình bằng cách đảm bảo rằng anh / cô ấy được ngủ đủ giấc, ăn tốt, và được một số bài tập cho kỳ thi. Tất nhiên, những điều này là quan trọng cả năm dài!


McGlynn ELEMENTARY: Thứ 5 Tháng một 5 – Thứ 5 Tháng 1 19
ROBERTS: Thứ 2 Tháng 1 9 – Thứ 4 Tháng một 25
MHS: Thứ 2 Tháng 1 9 – Thứ 5 Tháng 1 19
McGlynn MIDDLE: Thứ 2 tháng 1 23 – Thứ 5 Tháng hai 2
COLUMBUS: Thứ 2 Tháng 1 23 – Thứ 5 Tháng 2 2
BROOKS: Thứ 2 Tháng 1 30 – Thứ ba Tháng Hai 7

Chúng tôi mong được một suất vào năm 2017. Đó là niềm vui của chúng tôi để làm việc với bạn và con của bạn như chúng tôi cố gắng để mang lại hòa bình và đoàn kết trong cộng đồng của chúng tôi. Chúng ta thấy sự đa dạng trong hệ thống trường học của chúng tôi như một báu vật. Cảm ơn bạn đã chia sẻ con bạn với chúng tôi.
Có thể ngày lễ của bạn tràn đầy tình yêu và niềm vui.


Leslie H. Trotta
Vụ trưởng Vụ ELL

ديسمبر، 2016

أولياء أمور وأوصياء الطلاب المتعلمين للغة الإنجليزية الأفاضل،

لقد حظينا بفصل خريف رائع في مدارس ميدفورد العامة. إن أطفالكم في أيدٍ أمينة لمعلمين محترفين، وراعين للطلاب المتعلمين للغة الإنجليزية ELL عبر المدينة. إننا سعيدون بإقتنائنا لبعض أفضل الكوادر المهنية من خيرة الموظفين بالمكان.

في السنوات القليلة الماضية قمنا بإستضافة ليلة خاصة بأولياء أمور الطلاب المتعلمين للغة الإنجليزية ELL، ومناسبات إفطار خاصة بأولياء أمور الطلاب المتعلمين للغة الإنجليزية ELL في كل مدرسة. لقد قررنا هذا العام أن نقوم بإرسال خطاب آملين أن نصل إلى شريحة عددية أكبر منكم.

للعثور على معلومات حول مدارسنا، برجاء الإطلاع على الموقع الإلكتروني الخاص بمدارس ميدفورد العامة –

يمكن ترجمة العديد من المعلومات المتواجدة على الموقع الإلكتروني عن طريق إختيار اللغة الأم

مشغل بواسطة الترجمة الخاصة بجوجل Translate – يقع هذا في الجانب الأيمن من الصفحة.

بالنسبة لأولياء الأمور ولأوصياء الطلبة في مدرسة مكجلين الإعدادية McGlynn Middle School ومدرسة ميدفورد الثانوية Medford High School، بإمكانكم الحصول على معلومات حول طفلكم في نظام معلومات الطلاب – Schoolbrains. سوف يمنحكم هذا النظام معلومات حول مدى التقدم الخاص بطفلكم. من أجل تسجيل الدخول في نظام Schoolbrains، برجاء إتباع الإرشادات أدناه:

قوموا بتسجيل الدخول على الرابط بواسطة المعلومات التى تم إرسالها إلى المنزل مع إسم المستخدم وكلمة السر.

يأتي إختبار ACCESS 2.0 بعد العطلة مباشرةً. إنه إختبار مخصص فقط للطلاب المتعلمين للغة الإنجليزية ELL؛ إنه يقيس مستوى طلاقة اللغة الإنجليزية للطالب؛ ويتم إبلاغ النتائج بناءً على مستويات WIDA. بإختصار، توجد هناك 6 مستويات خاصة بـ WIDA، يشير المستوى 1 إلى أن الطالب غير متحدث للغة الإنجليزية، ويشير المستوى 6 إلى أن مستوى طلاقة الطالب في اللغة الإنجليزية تماثل متحدث أصلي للغة الأم. إن هذا الإختبار هام جداً حيث أنه يعتبر عامل لتحديد سواء ما كان الطالب سيواصل تلقي خدمات متعلمي اللغة الإنجليزية ELL أو يقوم بالخروج من البرنامج.

من فضلكم ساعدوا طفلكم في أن يبذل/ تبذل قصارى جهده/ جهدها عن طريق التأكد من حصوله/ حصولها على نوم كاف، تناول طعاماً جيداً، وممارسة بعض الأنشطة الرياضية أثناء الفترة الخاصة بالإختبارات. وبالتأكيد، إن تلك الأمور مهمة أيضاً طوال العام!

جدول إختبار ACCESS 2.0 لعام 2017

مدرسة مكجلين الإبتدائية MCGLYNN ELEMENTARY: الخميس، 5 يناير – الخميس، 19 يناير

مدرسة روبرتس ROBERTS: الإثنين، 9 يناير – الأربعاء، 25 يناير

مدرسة ميدفورد الثانوية MHS: الإثنين، 9 يناير – الخميس، 19 يناير

مدرسة مكجلين الإعدادية MCGLYNN MIDDLE: الإثنين، 23 يناير – الخميس، 2 فبراير

مدرسة كولومبس COLOMBUS: الإثنين، 23 يناير – الخميس، 2 فبراير

مدرسة بروكس BROOKS: الإثنين، 30 يناير – الثلاثاء، 7 فبراير

إننا نتطلع إلى عام 2017 منتج ومثمر. إنه لمن دواعي سرورنا العمل معكم ومع أطفالكم بينما نسعى لإحداث وتحقيق السلام والوحدة في مجتمعنا. إننا نرى التنوع والإختلاف في النظام الخاص بمدرستنا وكأنه كنز وثروة عظيمة. شكراً لمشاركة أطفالكم معنا.

عسى أن تكون عطلاتكم مليئة بالحب والسعادة.

مع أفضل التمنيات،

ليزلي هـ. تروتا Leslie H. Trotta
مدير قسم متعلمي اللغة الإنجليزية

Construction & School Parking Lot Notice

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Parents, guardians, community members: we are excited to share that the kick-off meeting for the Medford Cable Access TV construction has been completed and the project is poised to begin. As an overview, the project has a tentative 5-month window beginning in November and completion anticipated in the spring.

IFCC is the General Contractor that will be on-site at the High School for the duration of the project. Mobilization of equipment, materials and staging around the construction site is scheduled to begin the week ending November 4th. Please note that you may begin to see vehicles and contractors around the corner location at the front main entrance and corner leading up to the vocational entrance. There will be a chain link fence to isolate the construction zone but there will be a lot of activity in and around that section of the school. Additionally, general parking may be limited in the far corner to accommodate construction crew vehicles.

Please be advised that all safety measures have been reviewed and considered to minimize traffic and accessibility disruption in and around the building. We will continue to communicate with you as major milestones are reached and/or information needs to be shared regarding this very exciting project.

Thank you all for your support and understanding during this process.

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Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Brought to you by students in Mr. Dempsey’s Video class

Incredible Scholarship Opportunity for Medford Students and Families!

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Dear Parents and Students,

As the cost of higher education becomes more and more costly, the Guidance Department is extremely excited to offer a resource to make college more affordable for you and your students.

Through a new program called, your student can automatically earn scholarships from colleges each time he or she achieves any of the following goals in school:

– Get an A in a course ($100 – $1,000)

– Get a B in a course ($50 – $600)

– Participate in a school club or sport ($25 – $250)

– Volunteer or provide community service

– And, much, much more.

What’s incredibly exciting, is that your student can earn scholarships for activities that typically are not recognized by colleges, such as baby-sitting, working part time, and helping out in the community.

Medford is among the first High Schools in the country to take advantage of this opportunity, which is funded in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and U.S. colleges.

Here is how you can best support your student to get the most from this opportunity:

1) Ensure that your student creates an account by clicking on this link (which will also earn you a $100 scholarship!)

2) Make sure you select “Medford High” as your High School.

3) Regularly add good grades, community service, extracurricular activities, and other achievements to his or her “Portfolio” in order to earn “Micro-Scholarships” from colleges. Your student is eligible to receive scholarship money for each achievement from the start of 9th grade until midway through 12th grade.

4) Visit for more information.

For more information, see this recent article.

We hope using will make your student’s path to college both more fun and affordable.

If you have questions, I encourage you to contact Tim Klein at or send an email to Increasing numbers of public and private colleges continue to join the program. Colleges are added on a monthly basis and you can request colleges at any time. Your student will automatically get related Micro-Scholarships from all new colleges as they become available.


The Guidance Department

MHS/MVTHS Calendar of Important Dates- Updated Jan. 13, 2017

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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2016-17 School Calendar- Updated Dec. 13

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

Master Events Calendar

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Monthly MBTA Bus Passes

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Prices and Rules Information for FY 2016-2017

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

September 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

$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 on 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 area 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.

NOTE: Special arrangements will be made at the beginning of the school year for the purchase of September Pass. Passes should be available for your child the first week in September.

Months and Dates to Purchase a Monthly Pass:

November 22, 23, 28, and 29th

December 20, 21 and 22nd

January 25, 26 and 27th

February 16, 17 and 27th

March 27, 28, and 29th

April 25, 26 and 27th

May 25, 26 and 29th

Absentee Phone Lines

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Grade 10 & 12 students: Kathy Johnson @ 781-393-2285

Grade 9 & 11 students: Jane King @ 781-393-2245

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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