District News Archive

Medford Mustangs Help Houston Mustangs

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Mayor Stephanie Burke and the Medford High School Athletics Department initiated a drive to collect sports equipment and athletic clothing for the Kingwood High School Mustangs in Houston, Texas. We appreciate the generosity of all those who donated and Teamsters Local 25!

We are still accepting equipment donations until THIS Wednesday and financial donations until the end of this week. Please email Lisa at levangelista@medford.k12.ma.us for further information on how to donate! Special thanks to MHS Grad, Sean O’Brien, President, Teamsters Local 25!

Free “Science on Saturday” Program at MIT for K-12 Students

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

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Tufts Community Day Sept. 24, 2017

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Annual festival celebrates university’s relationship with Medford, Somerville communities

Tufts University, in cooperation with the cities of Medford and Somerville, will host the 15th annual Community Day festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held rain or shine on the Tufts University Academic Green in the center of the Medford/Somerville campus.

This annual event is a wonderful opportunity for neighbors, residents and families of the cities to explore the work and accomplishments of community organizations and city departments. Live performances include dance, song, music and a street band parade by the School of Honk. Student artists will provide face painting, caricature drawing and craft activities. A free BBQ lunch and refreshments will be served.

Highlights include:

Medford community groups such as Friends of the Medford Public Library, Medford Arts Center (introducing MARV the Art Bus!), Medford Family Network, Medford Farmers Market and West Medford Open Studios;

Somerville community groups such as Groundwork Somerville, Somerville Farm to School Project, The Welcome Project, Somerville Museum and Arts at the Armory;

Tufts programs such as Tufts University School of Dental Medicine’s Smile Squad, SOTA featuring the “Sensory Car Wash,” Tufts Electric Racing, the Society of Women Engineers and Tufts Literacy Corps;

Live performances by song, dance and theater groups including the School of Honk and Tufts student groups the Jackson Jills, Beelzebubs, Jumbo Jugglers and B.E.A.T.s percussion; and

Children’s activities such as face-painting, a scavenger hunt, crafts, story time with Tufts Traveling Treasure Trunk and “Kidditch” (Quidditch for kids).

Free garage parking is available directly behind the event location in the Dowling Hall Garage at 419 Boston Avenue, Medford.

Please see http://cday.tufts.edu for additional event details.

Medford Family Network Fall Newsletter- Updated

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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School Committee Regular Meeting Schedule- Updated

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

September 11, 2017- Caron Theater, Medford High School
September 18, 2017
October 2, 2017
October 16, 2017
November 13, 2017
November 20, 2017
December 4, 2017
December 18, 2017
January 8, 2018 (Organizational & Regular Meeting)
January 22, 2018
February 5, 2018
February 12, 2018
March 5, 2018
March 19, 2018
April 2, 2018
April 9, 2018
May 7, 2018
May 21, 2018
June 4, 2018
June 18, 2018

All meetings are at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted

2nd Annual Health, Wellness, & Fitness Fair Sept. 28

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

healthy living

The Medford Public Schools, City of Medford, and Mayor Stephanie Burke host the

2nd Annual Health, Wellness, & Fitness Fall Fair

Thursday, September 28
5 to 7 pm
Medford High School Gym

This free event will feature information tables, samples of healthy snacks, demos of fitness classes, financial health checks, free health checks (blood pressure, skin, and blood sugar readings), spa treatments (mini manicures and massages). There will be raffles and free prizes offered at every table. WROR will be spinning the tunes!

Fall is a great time to focus on healthy living!

Fall safety table- with District Attorney Marian Ryan

Children’s learning table- with the Medford Family Network

Flu shots- provided by the Medford Board of health

CPR & AED class- taught by Armstrong Ambulance


Prevention information from Team Medford

Free refreshments from Wegmans (as long as they last!)

Fair participants: Medford Boys & Girls Club, SafeMedford, Boston Children’s Hospital, Medford Chiropractic Center, CorePower Yoga, Members Plus Credit Union, Boston Sports Clubs, Boston PT, Medford Center for Dentistry, Hallmark Health, Mystic Valley Dermatology, Winchester Hospital, Blake Acupuncture, I Love Kickboxing, MPS Nurses, Beach Body, Studio Poise, WOW Gym, Insta Healthy Snacks, Alzheimer’s Assoc, Wynn Resorts, Cross fit, and so much more!

Come one, come all!

Medford Family Network Fall Play & Learn Groups- Updated

Friday, August 25th, 2017



Play and Learn groups are FREE, interactive programs for families who live or work in Medford. Play and Learn Group Leaders offer children a safe, literacy-rich environment where they can explore their world and develop new friendships. They are designed to offer parents/caregivers social connections; help families connect with and be resources for each other; provide information to help parents access needed services and resources; and model positive strategies to support parent/child interactions.

Play and Learn groups are aligned with age-specific Early Education and Care (EEC) guidelines (www.mass.gov/eec) and utilize the Strengthening Families approach (www.cssp.org/reform/strengtheningfamilies). These groups include Brain Building in Progress (www.brainbuildinginprogress.org) and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities. Handouts will be distributed at each session that give ideas to try at home.

Sing! Play! Move! Laugh! Explore! Listen to/tell Stories!

Programs at MFN Family Center

Creepin’ Crawlers (age 8-16 months)
Thursdays: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
September 28, October 12,19,26;
November 2, 9,16, 30; December 7, 14
(Babies only, no siblings please)

Waddlin’ & Toddlin’ (Age 17-21 months)
Tuesdays; 11:15 am- 12:15 pm
September 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;
November 7, 14, 21, 28; December 5, 12

Yahoo Crew (Age 22-33 months)
Tuesdays; 9:00 am-10:30 am
September 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;
November 7, 14, 21, 28; December 5, 12
Wednesdays; 9:00 am- 10:30 am
September 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25;
November 1, 8, 15, 29; December 6, 13
Thursdays; 9:00 am- 10:30 am
September 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26;
November 2, 9, 16, 30; December 7, 14
Thursdays; 11:00 am- 12:30 pm
September 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26;
November 2, 9, 16, 30; December 7, 14
Fridays; 9:00am – 10:30 am
September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27;
November 3, 17; December 1, 8, 15

Kiddie Glee (Age 34- 45 months)
Mondays; 11:30 am- 1:30pm
September 25; October 2, 16, 23, 30;
November 6, 13, 20, 27; December 4, 11
Wednesdays; 11:30 am- 1:30pm
September 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25;
November 1, 8, 15, 29; December 6, 13

Fun Galore (Age 46-60 months)
Fridays 11:30 am- 1:30 pm
September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27;
November 3, 17; December 1, 8, 15

Programs at Medford Public Library

Yahoo Crew (Age 22-33 months)
Mondays; 11:00 am- 12:30 pm
September 25; October 2, 16, 23, 30;
November 6, 13, 20, 27; December 4, 11

Waddlin’ and Toddlin’ (Age 17-21 months)
Mondays; 9:30 am- 10:30 am
September 25; October 2, 16, 23, 30;
November 6, 13, 20, 27; December 4, 11

Register- Updated Aug. 30th

Registration will be held on:
Tuesday, September 5; 9:00 am—6:00 pm
Wednesday, September 6; 9:00 am—6:00 pm
Thursday, September 7; 9:00 am—8:00 pm
Friday, September 8; 9:00 am—5:00 pm
Saturday, September 9; 9:00 am—12:00 pm

Medford Family Network Family Center
489 Winthrop Street
Medford, MA 02155

New families must apply in person at the MFN Family Center and will be prioritized.

Returning families may apply using the registration form (download PDF) and dedicated email address mfnplayandlearnreg@medford.k12.ma.us.

*Families will be contacted by telephone by Friday, September 15. One Play and Learn Group per family.

Bus Schedule 2017-18- Updated Sept. 15th

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 September 15, 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 transportation@medford.k12.ma.us.

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 – 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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Fall 2017 Medford Technical Institute Adult Education Offerings

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Classes Start Monday, September 18, 2017
Please note: brochure has incorrect start date.

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2017-2018 Afterschool Program Registration- Updated

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Afterschool Pre-Registration and Payment Procedures for School Year 2017-18

Please click here to download the pre-registration form (PDF)

Happy Spring! Afterschool enrollment for School Year 2017-18 for new afterschool families begins April 3, 2017. Paperwork can be mailed or dropped off at the afterschool program or afterschool office (Medford High School). No FAXES or EMAILS will be accepted.

Do I need to pay a registration fee? All families are required to pay a yearly $50 non-refundable registration fee if your child(ren) will be enrolled in the Medford Public Schools Afterschool Programs. NOTE: You will need to pay the $50 fee at the time of registration for each Medford Public Schools program that uses the FACTS payment system but your first payment will be credited $50 if you enroll in more than one program. Afterschool families receiving vouchers do not pay a registration fee.

Do I pay a deposit? Deposits will only be required if a family has a voucher. The deposit will be due by August 21, 2017 along with an eligible voucher if one is not on file.

How will I pay my monthly tuition payments? All tuition payments for families not receiving a voucher will be made using FACTS Tuition Online Payments.

What are all the Enrollment Steps for families NOT receiving vouchers? The process is as follows: (1) Return Pre-registration form along with a check or money order for $50. (2) Register/reregister with FACTS (if you do not have a voucher) by July 1, 2017 and determine payment date. If you already have a customer number you will keep that number. (3) Be sure your first payment for August’s/ September’s tuition is made by August 21, 2017. (4) Return your Enrollment Contract for School Year 2017-18 by August 21, 2017. The Enrollment Contract for School Year 2017-18 will be mailed/emailed beginning the week of July 31. The Enrollment Contract can be scanned, mailed or FAXED (781-393-2123) to the afterschool office.

What are all the Enrollment Steps for families receiving vouchers? The process is as follows: (1) Return Pre-registration form. (2) Confirm by August 21 that the Afterschool Office has a current voucher on file for the start of School Year 2017-18. (3) Pay invoice (minimum payment: deposit plus one week’s tuition). (4) Return your Enrollment Contract for School Year 2017-18 by August 21, 2017. The Enrollment Contract for School Year 2017-18 will be mailed/emailed along with an invoice beginning the week of July 31. The Enrollment Contract can be scanned, mailed or FAXED (781-393-2123) to the afterschool office. Please note that we will no longer accept cash. Payment must be in the form of a personal check, bank check, or money order. If you wish to make online payments, please contact Cheryl Alpers (781-393-2102).

What if I want to add/change days after I register? Families may make a schedule change effective October 1. (The adding of days is based on program availability.) All requests must be in writing (email is acceptable). Note procedure: We require a two-week written notice to drop days with schedule changes only going into effect the first of the month. October 1 is the first month of allowable schedule changes.

When does afterschool start? Afterschool starts on August 29, the first day of school for children in Grades 1-5. Afterschool starts on September 6, the first day of school for children entering kindergarten.

Financial Assistance remains limited. If you would like to be considered for scholarship assistance, please contact Cheryl Alpers at calpers@medford.k12.ma.us. We will contact you in July to complete paperwork and discuss eligibility.

Thank you for following these guidelines. For families not receiving a voucher your Pre-registration is official when paperwork and the registration fee are returned and you have completed the FACTS registration process by July 1. For families receiving a voucher your Pre-registration is official when paperwork and an active voucher are on file. (Note: You will only receive notice if you have been placed on a wait list.)

Please click here to download the pre-registration form (PDF)

2017-2018 Before School Program Registration

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Registration for new Before School program students begins Monday, April 3, 2017.

Please bring completed registration form to the Assistant Superintendent’s office at Medford High School, 489 Winthrop Street between 8 am and 12 pm or 1 pm and 4 pm, Monday through Friday.

The Medford Public Schools’ Before-School Program is available to assist working parents & guardians with early drop off for students in grades K-5 at the four elementary schools. The program runs from 7:30 AM until the start of the school day.

Enrollment is offered on a first come, first served basis.

$127.30 per month for 5 days a week
$95.50 per month for 3 days a week

Medford Community Directory for Families with Young Children

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Updated September 5, 2017

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– Created by our Early Childhood/Afterschool Program.

Ongoing Textile Recycling Fundraiser

Friday, September 18th, 2015
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Job Postings and Stipend Positions- Updated Sept. 22, 2017

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Please note that some positions might be part-time as determined by the needs of the school district.

Some of the below files are linked to additional information in a PDF.

Current and Anticipated Openings

  • Classroom based Nurse (RN): Classroom positions for Registered Nurse are available immediately. Applicants must be a graduate of a Registered Nursing program approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration and must hold a current Massachusetts nursing license and CPR/First Aid certifications. A minimum of 2 years of experience in pediatric, community health or emergency room nursing is required. Experience with tracheostomy care is required. Please send letter of interest, resume and copies of licenses and certifications to Toni Vento, MS, RN, NCSN (tvento@medford.k12.ma.us).
  • School Physician School Physician position available November 1, 2017 for Medford Public Schools. Applicant must hold a valid license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and knowledge about the health needs of children and adolescents. Additional preferred qualifications include Board Certification in the areas of Pediatrics, Family Practice or Adolescent Medicine and an active practice or significant connection to the City of Medford. Scope of Responsibilities: The school physician contracts with the school department to provide medical expertise and consultation in the development and implementation of the comprehensive school health program. Please send letter of interest, curriculum vitae and copies of licenses to Toni Vento, MS, RN, NCSN (tvento@medford.k12.ma.us), Supervisor of Health Services, Medford Public Schools, Medford, Massachusetts.
  • Elementary Art Teacher – The Medford Pubic Schools is seeking an Elementary Level Art Teacher. Full time position. Appropriate licensure required. Interested applicants forward a cover letter and resume to Anthony Szykniej, Director of Fine Arts, at aszykniej@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • Paraprofessional: Therapeutic Learning Program (Columbus Elementary and Andrews Middle School) Paraprofessional with behavior intervention experience: Elementary paraprofessional position. Applicant must hold a high school diploma or equivalent, Baccalaureate degree preferred. Training and experience in working with students with significant social-emotional-behavioral disabilities preferred. The paraprofessional will work to support students with disabilities who learn best when taught using a social emotional learning approach. Experience with implementation of behavior support plans, specialized curriculum, and curriculum modifications required. Ability to read a behavioral support plan, implement this plan, and collect data across the school day required. Please send resume to Susan Callahan at scallahan@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • Paraprofessionals (Medford High School, Roberts Elementary) Classroom Assistant positions. Applicant must hold a high school diploma or equivalent, Baccalaureate degree preferred. Chosen paraprofessional will support a cohort of students with disabilities. Duties include: working with general and special education teachers to develop and prepare instructional materials; support students in gaining academic, organizational, and social skills, with a focus on increased independence; assist teachers in collecting and maintaining data on students’ progress. Please send resume to Susan Callahan at scallahan@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • The Fine Arts Department has the following after-school stipend positions available: Treblemakers Chorus director(s); Middle School String Ensemble director; Middle School Chorus director. Interested parties please contact Tony Szykniej, Director of Fine Arts at aszykniej@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • Middle School Special Education Teacher: Interested applicants please forward your letter of interest, resume and credentials to Susan Callahan at scallahan@medford.k12.ma.us
  • Science Teacher: Curtis Tufts High School Program. Interested applicants please forward your letter of interest, resume and credentials to Susan Callahan at scallahan@medford.k12.ma.us
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Interested applicants please forward your letter of interest, resume and credentials to Susan Callahan at scallahan@medford.k12.ma.us
  • School Year 2017-18: The Medford Public Schools Afterschool Program has four site locations: Brooks School, Columbus School, McGlynn School and Roberts School. We need group leaders and assistant group leaders. Positions available in expanding afterschool programs. Schedule Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Wed 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Group Leader receives an additional one-half hour for prep. Experience with children K-5 is preferred. Activities include homework time, free play, gym and outdoor time, activity time, i.e., art, science. School Year Schedule. Interested applicants please forward letter of interest and resume to Shelley Gross, EC/Afterschool Program at sgross@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • High school advisors and lunch room monitors (PDF)
  • Adult Education Electrical III Teacher Medford Technical Institute, located at Medford Technical High School is looking for an adult education teacher for the fall and winter semester. The candidate should possess the required license from the MA Division of Professional Licensure. This course is for Electrical III standards. Please send resume and statement of qualifications/interest to Rich Cormio, rcormio@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • EL elementary and secondary teachers (subject to budget approval). Exemplary oral and written English language skills, excellent interpersonal skills, ESL licensure. To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Leslie H. Trotta, EL Director, ltrotta@medford.k12.ma.us, and to Mr. Roy Belson, Superintendent, Medford Public Schools, rbelson@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • Special Education Teacher: Middle School Inclusion Support Program– Teach and case manage students requiring specialized supports within the general education classroom and small group setting. The program goal is to provide students with the skill instruction they need to be successful within a full or partial inclusion program. Applicant must hold a Massachusetts Moderate Disabilities PK-8 or Moderate Disabilities 5-12 license, an additional general education content license is preferred. Please send cover letter, resume, and copy of license to Susan Callahan at scallahan@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • Humanities Lead Teacher (PDF)
  • (1) ELA Tutor to support tenth grade vocational students as they prepare for the MCAS. Must hold a license in ELA, grades 9-12. Please send all letters of interest to Nicole Chiesa and Heidi Riccio.
  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired (PDF)

Substitute Teachers

Medford Public Schools utilizes the AESOP online substitute placement and absent management service.

Substitute teachers for preschool through grade 8 are needed for daily on-call basis to fill in for teacher absences. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to subteachers@medford.k12.ma.us.

Application Information

Please click here to download our employment application (in Microsoft Word)

The Medford Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Medford Public Schools to ensure equal opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law. Medford Public Schools prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.

The Medford Public Schools pays competitive salaries and fringe benefits.

Please send resumes and job application letters to the following address unless otherwise noted above:
Mr. Roy E. Belson
Superintendent of Schools
489 Winthrop Street
Medford, MA 02155