Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Two of the three new assistant principals were promoted internally.
A Medford High School teacher and specialist have been named as the school’s new assistant principals, along with a Marblehead High School assistant principal. Nick Tucci, a history teacher, and Dave Blauch, a support services specialist, recently were named assistant principals, along with Marblehead High’s Gail Treanor, according to a Tuesday release from the district. Tucci, a 2001 Medford High graduate, has been a history teacher at the high school since 2007. He has also coached the varsity baseball team for three years and played professional baseball before becoming a teacher. Tucci received a bachelor’s in history and a master’s in education from the University of Connecticut. Blauch, a former English teacher at the high school, …
See which guidance counselor has been promoted.
Amelia Westmark, a guidance counselor at Medford High School, has been named as the school’s new guidance director, according to a Tuesday release from the district. Westmark was the Greater Boston School Counselor Association’s “School Counselor of the Year” in 2011. She received her bachelor’s in psychology and sociology from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington and has a master’s of education from Boston University. More on Medford Patch Medford High Names Three New Assistant Principals
Tooth decay is a growing problem among American Children.
Tufts Dental students have been providing dental exams and teeth cleanings in an effort to bring dental care to those who cannot afford it. The effort is part of Oral Health Across the Commonwealth, a partnership between Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Commonwealth Mobile Oral Health Services. Tooth decay affects more children in the United States than asthma, impacting 40 percent of children. That is up from 24 percent in the 1990s, according to a report on the Tufts Univeristy Website. Bad teeth can impact studens' performance in the classroom, interfere with sleep and even hurt their self-confidence. The program is not limited to children, however. The third-year dental students go to schools, WIC centers and facilities …
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The teachers have started a petition on Change.org.
Medford High’s foreign language teachers have started a Change.org petition urging the superintendent to increase their department’s budget. The teachers want foreign language classes to meet as often as the school’s other core subjects. Currently, over the course of a school year, Medford students receive six fewer weeks of foreign language instruction than their other core subjects, according to the teachers. “Our teachers give their all; there is no doubt,” the petition reads. “But when it is clear that their ‘best’ can never be on par with what other classes get … it creates an atmosphere of frustration, anxiety and dejection for teachers, which isn’t good for anyone.” In an email to Medford Patch, the teachers wrote that they surveyed…
Monday, June 17, 2013
The interviews are open to the public.
Finalists for the McGlynn Elementary School principal position will be interviewed at 7 p.m. tonight in Medford High School’s Library Resource Center, according to the district. The interviews are open to the public.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
The walk will help raise money for the Krystle M. Campbell Scholarship Fund.
A walk on Sunday, June 23, will help raise money for the newly established Krystle M. Campbell Scholarship Fund. “Walk for Krystle” will take place at Hormel Stadium from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Participants are being asked to walk, run or jog around the track as many times as possible for one hour (or more) and collect pledges ahead of time for the number of miles they cover. The contacts for the event are Medford High’s Jack Dempsey, email@example.com, and Allison Goldsberry, firstname.lastname@example.org. More information, including sign-up information, can be found here. Campbell, a 29-year-old Medford native and Arlington resident, was one of three people killed in the bombings at the Boston Marathon. The fund will provide scholarships to …
Thursday, June 6, 2013
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Medford High School's 2013 Commencement Exercises were held Wednesday evening at Tufts University.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Medford High senior Alison deRosas winning submission.
Medford High senior Alison deRosas recently won the newly established Medford High School Alumni Association’s first ever scholarship. In 150 words or less, deRosas wrote about the topic, “Once a Mustang, Always a Mustang.” Here’s her winning submission: “I have been attending Medford High School sporting events since I was very young. I remember watching soccer games and looking forward to the day that I could join the Medford High School teams. Despite the fact that I was not yet a player, I already considered myself a Mustang at heart and knew I always would. I have loved playing sports at Medford High School; wearing the Mustang Blue and White and taking the field to represent Medford High School. This season I have the honor of being …
The graduation starts at 6 p.m. at Tufts University’s Gantcher Family Sports and Convocation Center.
Today is Wednesday, June 5. Here are five things you need to know. 1.) Medford High School’s graduation is at 6 p.m. tonight at Tuft University’s Gantcher Family Sports and Convocation Center on College Avenue. It’ll be broadcast live online for the first time on MadeInMedford.com. Parking information and complete details. 2.) Does the Medford Hillside area have a rat problem? 3.) Medford High senior Alison deRosas winning submission, “Once a Mustang, Always a Mustang.” 4.) Help find Zadie, a 7-month-old hound/shepard mix. 5.) Today should be mostly sunny with a high near 76, according to the National Weather Service.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Come by and meet the candidates.
Today is Wednesday, May 22. Here are five things you need to know. 1.) Public interviews for the new director of Medford Vocational Technical High School will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in Medford High School’s Library Resource Center. 2.) The City Council held off on making a decision Tuesday on the additional $1.2 million bond for the Medford High School swimming pool project. 3.) Help raise money for the newly-formed Krystle M. Campbell Scholarship Fund. 4.) The Big Sister Association of Greater Boston is in need of Big Sisters. 5.) There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures should reach the mid-80s.