CONGRATULATIONS to MHS junior and choral tenor, Matthew McGrory, who was selected to perform in the 2019 NAfME (National Assoc. for Music Education) All-Eastern Honors Ensemble in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was one of 800 of the most musically talented high school students in the Eastern region of the United States in the All-Eastern Chorus, Band, Orchestra, and Jazz Band. Matthew had the opportunity to sing under renowned choral conductor, Rollo Dilworth (Temple University) throughout an amazing rehearsal process and performance ---one he will remember for a lifetime!
(Pictured: at left, Matthew McGrory; at right, MHS Choral Director, Ann Marie Tremblay)
Did you know that MHS has a figure skating club?
This small but mighty group (named the Medfield Blades) recently participated in a skating club championship competition in Reading MA. Sophia McAvoy (gr. 10, at left) and Catherine Callahan (gr.11, at right) captured the GOLD MEDAL in the team compulsories, besting teams from as far away as Burlington, VT. Congrats to all (including coach and club advisor, Joanna Zehme)! GO WARRIORS!
“The Well-Balanced Student”, a presentation by Challenge Success
Challenge Success School Program Director, Jon Kleiman, will host a presentation for parents on Wednesday, April 24th from 6:30-8:00 pm in the HS auditorium. Jon will share data from the recent MHS student survey, as well as strategies for parents who want to support their students in achieving balance at school and home. Jon will also be working with the MHS staff earlier that afternoon. See FLYER for more details.
MORE FROM Challenge Success...
Join other Medfield parents in reading Doing School: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed-Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students by Denise Pope, then come and hear a panel of Medfield High School students talk candidly about how they may be facing some of the same issues presented in the book. Don’t have time to read the book? Still join us for this dynamic presentation. This book and presentation are geared toward the high school population. Students are welcome. A limited supply of the books can be found at Park Street Books and the Medfield Public Library. Used copies are available at Amazon. To RSVP, click here.
MEDFIELD MUSIC ASSOCIATION NOTES
Jazz Night is 7:00-9:00 pm, Friday, April 26th, in the MHS Lowell Mason Auditorium! Guest artist this year is acclaimed trumpeter Craig Skeffington who will be performing with the MHS Jazz Band, Jazz Combo and Jazz Choir, as well as the Junior Jazz Choir, and Blake Jazz Band and Jazz Lab Band. Tickets are $12 each (general admission) at Park Street Books, at the door, or online with a small surcharge at https://medfieldjazz.brownpapertickets.com/ (ticket link also accessible via MedfieldMusicAssociation.com). Jazz Night lead sponsor is Needham Bank; event supporters are Clay Subaru, Roche Bros./Brothers Marketplace and Art Week/Music Drives Us. Proceeds from Jazz Night benefit the K-12 Medfield Music Program.
Special opportunity this year: Jazz Night has been designated an official event to kick off statewide ArtWeek (April 26-May 5), and as part of the calendar of activities, a free open rehearsal and informal Q&A with Craig Skeffington will be held pre-show on April 26th from 2:15 to 4:00 pm in the auditorium. Anyone attending this rehearsal can obtain Jazz Night tickets during that time only at a discounted $5 price. (The statewide calendar can be accessed at www.artweekma.org.)
MHS PTO NEWS
* * * Prom Bus tickets on sale NEXT WEEK at all lunches!!! * * *
FROM THE YEARBOOK STAFF…
Time is running out to purchase the 2019 yearbook! It is a great showcase of students of every class, not just seniors. Be sure to purchase your copy while supplies last. This is the special link for yearbook sales: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01095588.
ANGP 2019 ANNOUNCEMENTS:
- Look for the blue ANGP flyer in your mailbox this week. Parents of underclassmen, please help make the night a success with a donation. Soon it will be your student’s turn to celebrate in an inclusive and substance free environment. Send a donation to MHS All Night Graduation Party, P.O. Box 38, Medfield, MA 02052 or on-line at medfieldhspto.org. Our goal is to keep ANGP strong and vibrant for years to come. Thank you, Tracy Fedak and Tracey Rogers - ANGP Co-chairs
- Decorating Workshop, Wednesday, 6:30pm-9:30pm, MHS cafeteria - Lend a hand and see what is in-store for the Class of 2019 on June 2. Workshops are every Wednesday through May 29.
MCPE is accepting nominations for the Robert C. Maguire Award. This award will be given to a Medfield staff member who inspires students to look beyond the Town of Medfield and learn more about the global community through innovative programs and technologies. Nominations must be submitted by Saturday, April 27th, and the winner will be announced at MCPE's Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm at Zullo Gallery. To nominate a staff member or to learn more about the Maguire Award, go to https://www.medfieldcoalition.org/robert-maguire-award
Friends of Medfield Lacrosse invites all parents to our annual Comedy Night Fundraiser: Saturday, May 4th at the German-American Club in Walpole. Tickets on sale now at funny4funds.com/events.
To view the MHS Daily Announcements, click HERE.
COMING SOON...MEDFIELD AFTER DARK!
Join the MHS Theatre Society for their last production of the year, the much anticipated show,
MEDFIELD AFTER DARK (MAD) on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 7:00 pm.
MAD is a comedy variety show written and directed by Medfield High School seniors.
Jam-packed with energy and jokes, MAD is sure to entertain. Proceeds benefit the David E. Medeiros Theatre Society Memorial Award and the MHS Theatre Society. Please join us for a night of laughs while supporting two great causes. While remaining tickets will be sold at the door, this is a one night event. It is strongly recommended that you buy online in advance of the show. Click HERE to purchase your tickets NOW.
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