McGlynn Middle School News Archive

High School Summer Reading Information Session May 31st

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Parents and students in grades 8 through 11 (entering 9 to 12) are invited to learn more in the continuing series:

Getting to Know…
All About Summer Reading

  • Why do students need to read in the summer?
  • What is summer slide?
  • What summer resources do Medford High and Tech provide?
  • Where do I find the summer reading lists?
  • What is offered at the Medford Public Library for students?

Presenters:
MHS ELA Teacher Nicole Sanford
MHS/Tech Librarian Maria D’Orsi
Middle School Librarian Kris Johnson

Medford Public Library summer program and library card information will be available.

Wednesday, May 31
6:00 to 6:45 pm
Medford High School Library

We can stay longer if there’s interest!
FYI – Senior scholarship awards in the Theater at 7:00 pm

Light refreshments provided

Student interpreters are available. Call if one is needed 781-393-2278.

Need more info? Please email mdorsi@medford.k12.ma.us or nsanford@medford.k12.ma.us.

Weekly Bulletin – Week of May 22

Monday, May 22nd, 2017


May 24: Mid-term 4 progress reports sent home with students
May 29: No school, Memorial Day
June 2 & 3: Grade 8 trip to NY City
June 7: Early Release, 12:00 pm
June 9: Rock n’ Roll Show – 7:00 pm
June 12: Nat’l Junior Honor Society Induction, 6:30 pm
June 13 & 14: Gr. 8 Final Exams
June 14: Gr. 8 Semi-Formal Dance,  6:00-9:00 pm
June 15: Grade 8 Trip to Canobie Lake Park
June 16: Gr. 8 Barbeque (during school hours)
June 19-21: Early Release, 12:00 pm
June 20: Grade 8 Moving On Ceremony – 6:00 pm
June 22: Last Day of School with 6 snow days – 11:30 am Dismissal

 

Speech, Language, and Hearing Department Launches Website

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Check out https://mpsspeech.com/!

Our Speech, Language, and Hearing Department staff have worked very hard to put together this site, which has the following goals:

  • To educate parents, guardians and caregivers
  • To give tips to build communication skills at home
  • To answer frequently asked questions
  • To provide a list of department staff members

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).

2016-2017 End of the Year Calendar

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

McGlynn Middle School

End of Year Calendar

2016-2017

(updated 5/1/17)

May 1-4:  8,9,11,12,16,17: MCAS Testing
May 10: Early Release, 12:00 pm
May 9: Middle School Orchestra Spring Concert
May 15: Spring Pictures and Gr. 8 Panoramic
May 17: Term 4 mid-term grades close
May 24: Mid-term 4 progress reports sent home with students
May 29: No school, Memorial Day
June 2&3: Grade 8 trip to NY City
June 7: Early Release, 12:00 pm
June 9: Rock n’ Roll Show – 7:00 pm
June 12: Nat’l Junior Honor Society Induction, 6:30 pm
June 13&14: Gr. 8 Final Exams
June 14: Gr. 8 Semi-Formal Dance,  6:00-9:00 pm
June 15: Grade 8 Trip to Canobie Lake Park
June 16: Gr. 8 Barbecue (during school hours)
June 19-21: Early Release, 12:00 pm
June 20: Grade 8 Moving On Ceremony – 6:00 pm
June 22: Last Day of School with 6 snow days – 11:30 am Dismissal

Grade 8 Events and Celebrations

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

 John J. McGlynn Middle School

Grade 8 Events & Celebrations

May & June, 2017

 

Monday, May 8 and Thursday, May 11: Team 8A Math MCAS Testing
Tuesday, May 9 and Friday, May 12: Team 8B Math MCAS Testing
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 16 & 17: Grade 8 Science MCAS Testing
June 2-3: Grade 8 Trip to NYC
June 9: Rock and Roll Show, 7:00 pm
June 12: National Junior Honor Society Induction: 6:30 pm
June 13 & 14: Final Exams
June 14: Grade 8 Semi-formal Dance, 6-9 pm
June 15: Grade 8 Trip to Canobie Lake Park
June 16: Grade 8 Barbeque (during school hours)
June 20: Grade 8 Moving On Ceremony, 6:00 pm

Note: May 10th, June 7th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd are early release days

All 12 noon dismissals except 6/22 which will be an 11:30 am dismissal

 

Grade 8 students MUST maintain passing grades and meet behavioral expectations in order to participate in the events listed above. Students are reminded of this on a consistent basis throughout the year. I would appreciate the support of parents and guardians in reminding students of this policy at home. The goal is to make their final days with us successful, memorable and fun. We want our 8th grade students to leave us with a full sense of accomplishment and positive momentum as they enter high school. This particular group of 8th grade students has been a delightful group for the past three years and we will miss them tremendously.

Mr. Edwards

Medford Community Schools Summer Fun Program Grades K-6

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Medford Community Schools is offering their popular summer vacation camp at the Medford High School with Director Anthony Petrelis and staff.

Your child will participate in a number of activities from sports, games, arts & crafts, movies, swimming, and much more!

Registration

Doors Open/Drop-Off at 7:30 am
Doors Close/Pick-Up at 4:30 pm

NO DAILY RATES AVAILABLE- WEEKLY ONLY
RATE $145.00 per week

Dates
Week 1: June 26 – June 30
Week 2: July 3 –7– ( July 4th closed)
Week 3: July 10 – 14
Week 4: July 17 -21
Week 5: July 24 -28
Week 6: July 30 – Aug 4
Week 7: Aug 7 – 11
Week 8: Aug 14 – 18

***Breakfast is provided everyday and Pizza Day is every Friday for lunch***

Please bring:
Sneakers
Sandals (for pool only)
Towel
Bathing Suit
Sunscreen
Snack
Lunch
Water bottle
Any medications – to be given by licensed EMT

Medford is Buzzing Off for Heemo!

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

One June 4th, 2017 Medford teachers Dave Kuzmicz (6th grade math), Ryan McCarthy (7th grade history), Anthony Petrelis (5th grade) and Dave Richard (High School Physical Education) are putting together a team to participate in the One Mission Buzz-Off at Gillette Stadium.

The cause of this event is to raise money for children with cancer and their families. Four years ago, the McGlynn School lost a 3rd grade student named Heemo Abulfaraj to a rare form of spinal cancer. Since then the school has put together a team of teachers to participate in the Buzz-Off. Over the years we have had a lot of participants, but this year the City of Medford has got very involved in this event and the team is bigger than ever!

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.

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

Contact:
Akira Kamiya
akamiya@medford.k12.ma.us
781-396-9952

See more information and register here: cspathways.org/families

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

Guidance Blog

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Check out Mrs. Deterding’s Guidance Blog!

https://guidancerandomactsofkindness.edublogs.org/

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!

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 mscarola@medford.k12.ma.us 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 Mar. 16

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

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 20: 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 transportation@medford.k12.ma.us.

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 May 15, 2017

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Last day of school is Thursday, June 22, 2017

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)
  • Monday, March 13, 2017- Staff professional development day
  • 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

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

School Calendar 2016-2017

The last day of school is Thursday, June 22, 2017.

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2017-2018 Calendar (next year)

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

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