Medford Vocational Technical High School News Archive

Good-bye to Mr. Sampson & Mrs. Glencross!

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

MTHS is losing two long-time employees; read more on our school blog

2017-2018 School Calendar

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Master Events Calendar

School Calendar

Tuesday, August 29 is the first day of school for grades 1 through 12.

Wednesday, September 6 is the first day of school for kindergarten students.

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Summer Reading 2017

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

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ELA: Elementary Grades K-5

ELA: Middle & High School Grades 6-12

Social Studies: High School Grades 9-12

New MBTA Charlie Card Process for the Summer

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

We are pleased to announce that beginning this summer, all 2016-2017 academic school year Student Charlie cards will remain active through August 31, 2017. This will allow all students with an active Student Charlie card full access to the MBTA at reduced fares over the summer months.

Effective at midnight on June 30, 2017 all M7 Charlie cards and Student Stored value Charlie cards (s-Card) that are active, will both FUNCTION as a Stored Value S-Card, Giving Students the ability to load both their M7 and S-card with stored value (pay per ride) or a monthly pass at MBTA Fare Vending Machine(FVM) located at any MBTA subway station.

Medford schools is opting out of administering cards during the summer months when school is not in session. If a card is lost over the summer, there are no replacement cards and you will be responsible to obtain a new card.

Students! It is highly recommended that you use all the stored Value (pay per Ride) down to zero $0.00 before August 31, 2017 so you don’t lose any funds.

New M7 Cards will be available in the Business Office beginning September 2017 for the new School Year. Have a safe and happy summer vacation!

http://www.mbta.com/fares_and_passes/reduced_fare_programs/

Summer School Information

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Grades 6 & 7

Grades 8-12

Summer Camps & Other Activities

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Grades K-6

The Summer Fun Program will be offered through Medford Community Schools at Medford High School.  The program runs for (8) weeks from June 26th – August 18th, for students K-6.  Students will have an opportunity to participate  in a number of activities including sports, games, arts, crafts, movies, swimming and much, much, more.  Families can sign up on a weekly basis.  The program runs from 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  The cost is $145 per week and includes breakfast everyday and pizza on Fridays!  Contact the Community Schools Office at (781) 393-2226 or download the registration form here.

Middle School (grades 6-8)

Middle School Computer Science Camp will provide students with the opportunity to explore the field of computer science and design, as well as, program real working mobile apps.  This camp is available to Medford through the Middle School Pathways in Computer Science Program, and is funded by the National Science Foundation, so there is no fee to attend.  Lunch is provided daily.  The camp is located at the McGlynn Middle School.  Camp dates are:  Mon/July 17th -Fri/July 21st.  Camp runs from 9 AM – 3:30 PM.  For information about this camp, please contact Molly Laden at mladen@medford.k12.ma.us

Medford Vocational Technical High School  CTE Explore Camp is for incoming 8th grade students from the McGlynn and Andrews Middle Schools who would like the opportunity to explore the various offerings in career and technical education that are offered at MTHS.  CTE Explore will run for two weeks:  July 10th-13th and July 17th-20th (Monday-Thursday) from 8 AM – 12 noon.  The cost for the two week program is $150 and includes one hour of swimming and a daily snack.  Due to the nature of this program, availability is limited.  Students will be enrolled on a first come/first serve basis.  For more information, please contact Jill Sawyer at jsawyer@medford.k12.ma.us

All Ages

The Medford Recreation Department is offering weekly events all summer.  There are events at local parks, plus Wrights Pond and the Tufts Pool will be opening at the end of June.  All information about Medford’s Summer Recreation Program can be found online at www.medfordma.org/summer or in the Recreation Guide which can be picked up at Medford City Hall, the Medford Family Network, the Medford Public Library, and at many other locations throughout the City. Stop by the City of Medford’s table at Medford Day on June 4 and Circle the Square on June 15 to learn more about the programs being offered and to pick up a Recreation Guide.  To speak with someone about all programs, please call 781-393-2486 or email medfordrecreation@medford-ma.gov.

Ages 0-5

The Medford Family Network hosts Traveling Playgroups in different parks, all summer from 9:30 AM – 11 AM, weather permitting The park schedule runs  Mondays-Thursday.  The Medford Family Network also hosts different events throughout the summer.  To obtain a complete list of the Traveling Playgroups Schedule, along with any MFN special summer events, you can go to medfordfamilies.org.

Sports Camps (ages vary)

The Mustang Basketball Program will once again be hosting a summer camp the weeks of June 26th and July 10th.  Girls and Boys entering grades K-9 are encouraged to participate.  The camp will held at Medford High School.  The time of the camp, is daily, 9 AM – 2:00 PM. and the camps will be held  June 26th – June 30th and  July 10th – July 14th.   Cost per camper – $160 for one week – $290 for two weeks.   Family cost (2 or more children) – $135 per student per week.  For further information, please contact Coach John Skerry at jskerry@medford.k12.ma.us

There will be a Swim Clinic at the Medford High School Pool – August 14th- 18th from 2 PM- 5 PM – Cost $75 per student Ages-8-13 years old – The Swim Clinic exposes swimmers to competitive swim team activities.  Student will watch swimming technique videos, do exercises and drills on land and in the water to strengthen swimming form and efficiency.  They will do relay games. Swimmers should be at least a Level 3 Swimmer, and able to swim on top of the water and float in deep water without assistance.  For further information or to register, please contact Coach Mary Judge at mjudge@medford.k12.ma.us

Medford Volleyball Camp Come join the Medford High School Volleyball team and Head Coach Taylor Dyer for a week of skills, drills, and game play. Boys and Girls, grades 6-9, are welcome to come and learn all about the sport of volleyball.

When: July 31st- August 4th

Time: 8:30 am – 12:00pm

Where: Medford High School

Cost : $110

Please contact Coach Dyer at tdyer@medford.k12.ma.us

City of Medford Summer Recreation Program

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Mayor Stephanie M. Burke is excited to announce the 2017 Summer Recreation Program. Registration is now open for over 20 athletic and hands-on programs.

Athletic clinics include soccer, flag football, softball, swimming and more for ages ranging from 3 to adults. Hands-on programs introduce youth ages 5-14 to creative activities such as computing, filmmaking, Lego workshops, rocket-making and more.

Medford’s popular 6-week Parks Program is also returning, giving youth an opportunity to get outside and play from 9am-1pm each day from July 10 to August 18. This year, all activities will take place in a different single park throughout Medford each week, bringing all youth together in one location. Activities will include sports, games, crafts, and more and the park locations will be Harris Park, Barry Park, Carr Park, Tufts Park, Morrison Park, and Playstead Park. The Free Lunch Program will provide youth ages 18 and under with lunch at no-cost at five of the six locations. (There will be no free lunch at Playstead Park).

Residents are also invited to get out and cool off at Wright’s Pond and Tufts Pool which are scheduled to open on June 24. Wright’s Pond is open to residents only, and vehicle and walk-in passes will be on sale beginning June 1st. Tufts Pool is open to residents and non-residents, and family and individual passes will also be on sale on June 1st. All passes can be purchased online at www.medfordma.org/summer, by mail, or in the Treasurer/Collector’s Office at Medford City Hall during normal operating hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm; Wednesdays from 8:30am to 7:30pm, and Fridays from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Pool passes can no longer be purchased at Tufts Pool.

“In the winter of 2017, over 1,300 people responded to a survey designed to gather feedback about what our community wants to see in a Recreation Program in Medford,” said Mayor Stephanie M. Burke. “We’re excited to incorporate this feedback into our summer program, and will be proposing during budget cycle a full-time Recreation Department for the fall of 2017 which will offer year-round programming and will further incorporate the important feedback from the community gathered in the survey.”

All information about Medford’s Summer Recreation Program can be found online at www.medfordma.org/summer or in the Recreation Guide which can be picked up at Medford City Hall, the Medford Family Network, the Medford Public Library, and at many other locations throughout the City.

To speak with someone about all programs, please call 781-393-2486 or email medfordrecreation@medford-ma.gov.

Take a look at the new 2017 Recreation Guide!
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Automotive Technology Launches Website

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

The Automotive Technology department in the vocational school has launched its own webpage to highlight all of the great work that’s done! Check it out here:

https://mvthsautomotive.wordpress.com/

Fall 2017 Medford Technical Institute Adult Education Offerings

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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Come and Explore Career & Technical Education (CTE) this Summer!

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Attention all incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade students!

You are welcome to check out what the Medford Technical High School has to offer. Students can sample a variety of programs in a fun and interactive environment. Our licensed teachers use their industry expertise to teach campers everything from technology to cosmetology. Finish the day with a hour free swim at the MHS Pool!

Week 1 – July 10th – 13th – (Monday – Thursday – 8 AM – 12 noon)
Week 2 – July 17th – 20th – (Monday-Thursday – 8 AM – 12 noon)

$150 per student – Snack Included – Transportation is NOT included. Students must be in good academic and behavioral standing, a well as, demonstrate a strong work ethic.

A minimum of (12) students are necessary for program to run.

Please contact Martha McCarthy at 781-393-2260 or via email at mmcarthy@medford.k12.ma.us, for registration information. You can also download the registration form here (PDF).

Dr. Riccio Leaving at End of School Year

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Dr. Heidi Riccio has been appointed to the position of Career and Technical Education Director at North Shore Essex Technical High School in Danvers. This school, built in 2014, united Essex Agriculture with North Shore Technical High School. Dr. Riccio will assume her new duties on July 1, 2017. She is committed to completing the current projects here in Medford and to assist the Superintendent and School Committee in the search for her successor.

Over the course of the last four years, Vocational Technical Principal/Director Dr. Riccio has made a substantial and significant contribution to the advancement of our educational program. Her vision, knowledge, and energy have propelled the Vocational Technical High School into the 21st Century.

Dr. Riccio created and developed nine, new, state-of -the art, Chapter 74 approved programs and strengthened the previously existing, eleven offerings. She has acquired multiple grants and in-kind resources to support their evolution. Her work with Headmaster Dr. John Perella and staff has unified Medford High and the Medford Vocational Technical High School into a coherent educational institution that enables all students to benefit from a comprehensive curriculum that will prepare them for college or career. An important result of her work is being able to recapture out of district tuition along with the generation of a regional model that will support and sustain advanced technical training and education for years to come.

Dr. Riccio established twenty career/technical advisory committees that bring real world expertise into the classroom. Her recruitment of key personnel has created multiple cooperative field based education opportunities for students and produced partnerships with relevant industries.

Heidi Riccio has traveled to Medford daily from Salisbury, Massachusetts, and spent long hours constructing and improving our technical education program. This commitment has caused her to miss many family events and the opportunity to participate regularly in her daughters many activities. This spring, a professional opportunity emerged which will enable her to significantly reduce her daily commute and to recapture the many lost hours with her family that includes two high school aged daughters and a college freshman. It is no wonder that after the powerful impact she made here, it made her a highly sought after educational leader for a Vocational/Technical school district.

Superintendent Belson commented, “We are very appreciative and thankful for Dr. Riccio’s immense contributions and achievements. We wish her and her family all the best as she moves onto her new position at Essex Tech. Medford’s Vocational/Technical program has a solid foundation and we are confident that the future will continue to be bright with the momentum that has been set in motion under the leadership of Dr. Riccio.”

“She has been such an asset to the Medford Public School system as a whole. She certainly changed the course for technical education in our community and I would imagine beyond our borders as well … We wish her nothing but the best,” said Mayor Stephanie M. Burke.

Dr. Riccio also commented, stating, “I would like to thank Superintendent Belson and the Medford School Committee for taking a chance on me four years ago. The families I have encountered in Medford care deeply about vocational education and it has given me the opportunity to expand programming beyond the vocational school and into the high school. Collaboration with the high school has been one of the highlights of my time in Medford as the leadership shares a common vision and purpose in ensuring all students are given a high quality education regardless of their pathway. As a firm believer of career and technical education, I am proud of the work accomplished by the school as a result of the dedication of staff who worked tirelessly to grow and improve programming at Medford Tech. In addition, I greatly appreciate the support of the advisory board members, industry partners, and the Medford Tech Alumni. While I am leaving to a position closer to home, I will always have a connection to Medford and the community I was fortunate enough to serve.”

Save the Date- Freshmen Orientation August 24, 2017

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Grade 9 Orientation for September 2017 will be held on August 24, 2017 at MHS from 8-11 am. Further details will be provided as it gets closer.

Join the new Medford Technical Alumni Association!

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Medford’s Technical High School, formerly the Medford Vocational Technical High School, is growing in leaps and bounds!

There are now over (20) major courses of study available and Tech students can now take courses in the High School, and High School students can now take courses in the Technical School. Whether you attend the comprehensive High School or the Technical High School, college is definitely a choice for all students now.

“Medford’s Technical High School offers many new options for students. As a Voke Alumni, we are appealing to you for guidance and support. It is our hope that you will join our newly formed Alumni Association and assist us in helping to educate the next generation of Technical High School students. Technical High Schools are the wave of the future. Please consider joining the Medford Technical Alumni Association,” said Rich Cormio, Organizer, Medford Technical High School Alumni Association.

Please click on the link below to complete this form:
https://form.jotform.com/63216068172150

Apply to Medford Tech Online

Monday, November 14th, 2016

You will need two forms- the online Application for Admission (link below) and a Guidance Counselor Recommendation form (download below).

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Guidance Counselor Recommendation

Applications due April 1st!

Now accepting Everett students!

All out of district applications must be completed and received by April 1, 2017.

Ongoing Textile Recycling Fundraiser

Friday, September 18th, 2015
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Uniform Policy- Updated Aug. 8, 2016

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

All vocational high schools in the state of Massachusetts follow OSHA standards and regulations. As a result, uniforms are a necessary part of the safety of your child. Whether it is work boots or safety glasses, or un-torn jeans, they are all intended to keep your child safe. There have been many safety accidents and deaths in recent months. Many of these have occurred because of untrained employees, not wearing appropriate clothing, or carelessness. At MVTHS, we are committed to educating your teen worker so that safety is first and foremost. Proper uniform is also important in teaching your child key employability skills that will take them into the workforce at an advantage to others. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

If you need assistance in paying for uniform, please contact the Principal’s office at 781-393-2369.

Please note the following: ALL grade 11 and 12 students are expected to enter homeroom in full uniform during their CTE program week. ALL grade 10 students are expected to be in uniform upon arrival to their CTE program time.

The handbook clearly states infractions to the uniform policy. If a student is not prepared for class, a phone call will be made immediately and the parent/guardian will need to bring the uniform in for the child to participate. We strongly encourage parents to communicate with their child the importance of their uniform.

If there are questions related to this, please contact your CTE instructor.

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