Kudos to Medfield High School for emailing the report cards. Great way for them to get us the information.
From the DOE via the Boston Business Journal, via Charlie Glew -
School District Medfield
Enrollment, 2013-2014 2,674
Enrollment, 2008-2009 3,004
5-year enrollment change -11%
Enrollment, 2003-2004 3,047
10-year enrollment change -12%
Enrollment, 1993-1994 2,116
20-year enrollment change 26%
This from Susan Maritan for the MCPE -
MCPE and Green & Clear Cleaners Partner Up to Help Medfield Schools
Medfield Coalition for Public Education is pleased to announce a partnership with Green & Clear Cleaners to raise money for the Medfield Public Schools. It’s very easy for the public to get involved. Here’s how the program works: mention MCPE and get 10% off your personal cleaning order for that visit. For every subsequent visit, Green & Clear Cleaners will donate 10% of the total order to MCPE! Please note, business shirts, specialty items and alterations are not included in the 10% donation.
This is a great opportunity for people to be eco-friendly AND help the Medfield public schools at the same time.
Green & Clear Cleaners is located at 258 Main Street in Medfield in the Donut Express Plaza.
This from John Nunnari, Medfield’s eyes on the state legislature -
COALITION SEES OPENING FOR SCHOOL FUNDING REVIEW PANEL: The House this year agreed in its budget to establish a commission to examine the allocation of education aid from the state, which supplements local property tax revenues to provide the basis of K-12 education financing. The decision has raised the hopes of local officials who claim a review of the state’s Chapter 70 formula is long overdue since its current roots date back to the 1993 education reform law and much has changed since then. “The equity of the formula and the ability of a non-expert to understand it have often been called into question,” the Suburban Coalition, a statewide group of local elected officials that advocates on education issues, wrote in an email circulated Tuesday morning. Coalition vice president Dorothy Presser said the Senate has several times voted to establish a Foundation Budget Review Commission but the House has never agreed to it, until this year. Ahead of Wednesday’s launch of Senate budget deliberations, coalition officials are urging senators to support a commission amendment sponsored by Education Committee Co-chair Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz of Jamaica Plain. “A formula that accurately reflects the cost of education and that is equitable and understandable would be a great step forward for our communities,” Presser wrote in her email. The Chang-Diaz amendment has 21 cosponsors so its passage appears assured. Under her plan, the Education Committee co-chairs would co-chair the commission, which would also include top state education officials and others, and the panel would be charged with making recommendations and a final report by June 15, 2015
John Nunnari, Assoc AIA
Executive Director, AIA MA
From Chris McCue Potts -
The Medfield HS Jazz Band performs in the Essentially Ellington competition at Lincoln Center at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 10, and a live stream of Medfield’s performance (as well as other aspects of the three-day festival) is available. Just click on this link: http://new.livestream.com/jazz/ee2014. Medfield is the first to perform Saturday morning, so be sure to tune in just before 10 a.m. The jazz band was just one of 15 selected from across North America to participate in Essentially Ellington.
This emailed information from Mike Sullivan on Medfield students at Tri-County. Looks like the cost there is roughly similar to Medfield school costs per pupil.
I had a call today from Steve Dockery, Supt of the Tri County School who advised that, as a result of the additional state aid announced by the legislature last week, Medfield’s assessment for fy15 for the Tri-County School will be reduced from $167,032 to $159, 201 or a reduction of $7,831. He also told me that the enrollment from Medfield this year is 11 students up one student from last year. This information was relayed by phone and I have nothing in writing. Mike
Yesterday I had the pleasure of reading Olivia (one of my favorite books) to Mrs. Grace’s morning kindergarten class as part of the Reads Across America celebration. The event date is set around Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and community people are invited in to read to the children.
I did not bring a Cat in the Hat hat, but I did bring in other funny hats (two jester hats, a Christmas tree hat, two different witch’s hats, a 1940′s businessman hat, a straw hat, and a Sherlock Holmes deerstalker hat). I let the kids pick the right one to use for my reading. They picked one of the jester hats, and yes the kids did notice and comment on the fact that there were two jester hats.
Great event! Nice to be included.
The Medfield Coalition for Public Education “has created this award to honor an educator in the Medfield school community who embodies Bob’s legacy of exposing our students to the world beyond Medfield.”
The Robert C. Maguire Global Perspectives in Education Award
This award will be given to a staff member whose effort embodies Bob’s vision for further developing students’ global understanding and readiness to engage in the expanding global economy. Similar to Bob, the award recipient will be someone who inspires students to look beyond the town of Medfield and learn more about the global community through innovative programs and technologies. This may include initiatives that:
A. Use innovative technologies to enhance learning, foster collaboration, and develop connections with other people and communities
B. Increase multicultural awareness and appreciation
C. Bring multicultural elements into the curriculum
D. Develop links with schools or organizations in other nations or different ethnic communities within the US
I was told last weekend that Bob is back working, after a short retirement.
This is a fun 20 minute film about Medfield High School by MHS students -