Medford Vocational Technical High School News Archive

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

Daily Notices for Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

“D” Day

The Freshman Class officers will meet TODAY in Ms. Giordano’s room, C223, right after school. Attendance is mandatory.

Lifetouch will be here TOMORROW 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 will be a meeting of the Diversity Empowerment Movement after school TOMORROW in LH2. All are welcome.

Interact will be meeting TODAY after school in C315, Ms. Saulnier’s room. This week we will be brainstorming about themes and events for the year and would love to hear some of your ideas too, or come by and see how you can help out with the Halloween Costume Contest.

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

Anyone interested in being part of the Stage Crew for the Fall Play should come to a meeting after school TODAY in the theatre.

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

There will be a full group meeting for the Class of 2020 officers and the Student Council group right after school TODAY in room C323.

The Key Club will be meeting TOMORROW 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 TOMORROW at 3:15. We hope to see everyone there.

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!

Fall Advisory Committee Meetings Nov. 2nd

Monday, September 25th, 2017

The Medford Vocational Technical High School will be holding Program Advisory Committee meetings as follows:

Thursday, November 2, 2017

5:30 – 6:00 PM General Advisory Committee Meeting (V212)
6:00 PM Program Advisory Committee Meeting (CAF 2)

Medford Vocational Technical High School


I. Welcome: Principal/Director Chad Fallon

II. Cooperative Education & Placement Review: Jill Sawyer

III. Breakout Sessions by Program
a. Attendance
b. Welcome and member introductions
c. Review/approval of minutes from previous meeting
d. Identify a member to serve on the General Advisory Committte
e. Curriculum Review (i. Programmatic Review and ii. Curriculum Bias Review)
f. Cooperative Education Opportunities
g. New Business
h. Recommendations
i. Adjournment

NOTE: CTE Program Locations
Auto Collision V105
Auto Tech V221
Bio Tech & Env. Science B308
Business Tech & Marketing B210
Carpentry V211
Computer Progr. V213
Construction V218
Cosmetology V118
Culinary Arts V120
Early Childhood Edu. V205
Electrical V203
Graphcis/D&V V110
Health Assisting V212
Media Technology V101
Metal Fabrication V219
Robotics & Engineering V217

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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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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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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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:

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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