Senior Parent Night Out on April 5th

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The MHSAA is sponsoring Senior Parent Night Out* for the class of 2014 to celebrate a job well done!

Parents of the senior class of 2014 are invited to a casual get-together to relax, reconnect and reminisce.
Event Info:

Date:           Saturday, April 5, 2014   Time: 7:30- 11:00PM


Location:    Medfield American Legion Hall


Cost:            $15/person or $25/couple


Payable to: MHSAA (Medfield High School Alumni Association)


Tickets will be available at Park Street Books starting on 3/5 and at the door the night of the event.


This is the 4th annual Senior Parent Night Out and the proceeds will benefit MHSAA scholarships for the Senior Class of 2014!


Any questions please contact: Annemarie Keleher (, Lisa Cahill (, Mary Tschirch (, and Katie Adams (

*This event is not sponsored by Medfield High School

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MHS Jazz Band Finalists in Essentially Ellington

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MHS Jazz Band has again been selected as finalists in this year’s Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Program.

Here they are in concert at December’s Winterfest 2013.

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Chief Bob Meaney (MHS ’72) on Medfield TV with Ann Thompson

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MHS Alum, police Chief Bob Meaney, interviewed by Ann Thompson for “Medfield People.”

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Video– A Portrait of Medfield High School

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Here is a documentary made by two of our seniors, Ben Bushnell and Nathan Grossman.

The documentary is called “A Portrait of Medfield High School.” The boys shot terrific footage of the campus using a camera mounted to a remote-controlled plane and some creative panning in the auditorium and gymnasium. This was part of their TVP project. This Youtube video cannot be viewed on a mobile device; you have to use a computer.


Robert Parga
Medfield High School
88R South Street
Medfield, MA. 02052
Phone (508) 359-4367
***Follow Robert Parga on Twitter @MedfieldHS
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Nominate someone for the Medfield High School 2014 Hall of Excellence Award

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Medfield High School Principal, Robert Parga, has announced that he is accepting nominations of Medfield High School alumni for induction into the “Hall of Excellence.


The Hall of Excellence Award is given annually to an MHS alumnus who excelled while at MHS and was able to take what he/she learned during those four years to achieve distinction in his/her profession and give back to others and his/her community.


Some of the past recipients of this award include Ambassador Donald Booth, Class of 1972, Richard DeSorgher, Class of 1970, Dr. Arthur R. Stagg, Jr., Class of 1956, Vincent “Red” Palumbo, Class of 1936, Dr. Paula Quatromoni, Class of 1981, Pauline Goucher, Class of 1943, Dr. Judith Cardell, Class of 1984, and, most recently, Todd Caruso, Class of 1986. Inductions of award recipients typically take place during Class Day ceremonies, which, this year, fall on Friday, June 6.


Please submit nominations for this year’s award NO LATER THAN March 1, 2014. Nominations can be sent to Robert Parga, Principal, Medfield High School, 88R South Street, Medfield, MA 02052 or via email to

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Medfield High Alumni Trivia Night Returns March 1st

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On Saturday, March 1, at the American Legion on Peter Kristof Way, the Medfield High School (MHS) Alumni Association will host its third annual Trivia Night, a fundraiser for the scholarships given out every spring to graduating Medfield High seniors.

This year’s scholarships will be given in memory of long time MHS teacher Elaine Pederzini (1929-1971) and long time high school teacher and golf coach, George Callahan, who died this past year. Previous scholarships were given in memory of Estelle Stahl, Susan Pope, and Madeline Greene.

Here is your chance to match wits with Medfield natives, Medfield High Alumni and newcomers alike. The event kicks off at 7 p.m., and the game will begin at 7:30. The last round will end at 10:15 p.m. Cash prizes will be given to tables placing first, second, and third.

If purchased in advance of the day of the event, the cost of each ticket will be $20 or $150 for a table of 10. On the night of the event, the cost of each ticket will be $25 or $200 for a table of 10. You may purchase a table for you and your classmates or friends, or you may purchase a single ticket and sit at a table with other singles.

Tables are encouraged to join in the new tradition of table-gating, where tables bring their own theme foods. Otherwise snacks will be provided and the Legion’s cash bar will be open.

Tickets will be on sale at Park Street Books and Toys on 504 Main Street. You may also purchase advance tickets by contacting Georganne Iverson at georg8069@ or by mailing a check to MHSAA, 38 Spring Street, Medfield, MA 02052.

Trivia will cover a wide range of topics, including arts and entertainment, TV, sports, geography, news and current events, and popculture. There will also be questions about the history of Medfield courtesy of local historian and Medfield High alum Richard DeSorgher.

For further information, visit 

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Honoring the Undeniable Past

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Karen O’Keefe went to Medfield schools in grades 1 through 8. Today she’s a writer and columnist in Gaithersburg, MD. She writes here about the impression those years had on her, and have on today’s children.


Letter from MHS Principal, Robert Parga

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November 2013

Dear Medfield High School Alums:

I hope this note finds you well and enjoying the first days of the holiday season. I have always considered it a privilege to work in such a fantastic and supportive community…Medfield is truly a special place. Over the past seven years as Principal at the Blake Middle School and now at Medfield High School, I have had a front row seat to some amazing student accomplishments. Here are a few highlights:

  • Academically, our students continue to score among the highest in the Commonwealth, which includes, SAT, ACT, AP exam, and MCAS scores. Last year, U.S. News and World Report awarded MHS with its Gold Award, the highest award it gives to a public high school.
  • Our music department continues to receive national recognition and last year, our award winning Jazz band spent 10 days in China. The band members performed in concerts in Beijing, Bengbu, and Shanghai and held music clinics for students in various schools.
  • Many of our art students have had their work displayed in galleries across New England.
  • Our Theater Society continues to entertain us with unbelievable student performances.
  • Our Athletic Department has reached unprecedented heights, including an amazing 17 state championships over the past 10 years.

No matter what year you graduated, in some way, each of you has contributed to the above-mentioned successes. I encourage you to not only stay active with your fellow alums, but also keep up with the latest happenings at MHS. You can follow us on Twitter @MedfieldHS and visit our website,

On Thursday at 10:00am, we will host Dover-Sherborn High School in the annual Thanksgiving Day football classic. You and your family are always welcome. When you’re in the area, don’t hesitate to stop by…your former teachers would love to see you.

On behalf of the staff at MHS, I want to sincerely wish you and yours a happy and safe holiday season.


Robert Parga

Principal, Medfield High School

Follow on Twitter @MedfieldHS

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MHS Class of 78 Reunion Invite

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MHS Class of 78 – 35th year Reunion




WHEN: Saturday, October 26th

WHERE: Medfield American Legion

TIME: 7:00 – 12:00

COST: $10/per person at the door


Other Info:

  • Casual attire
  • Cash bar and snacks (please note: this is an after-dinner event – meals are not included – snacks only)
  • Accommodations at Local hotels- Best Western Plus in Sharon, or several other hotels in Milford (Holiday Inn Express, Courtyard Marriott, Doubletree Hilton, etc.)
  • We are still unable to communicate with several of our classmates, so please help spread the word to anyone you still keep in touch with that may be unaware of this reunion


We’d like to request a donation for the Medfield Food Cupboard – please bring along a non-perishable item when you come.


Please RSVP to if you’re planning on attending – and let us know if you’re bringing a guest.


Hope to see you all in October!

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Rock Out Hunger on September 21st at the Gazebo

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A request from MHSAA vice president Paul Deluca:

Hello Everybody,

If you are also on my friend list this will be repetitive but I want to share something with all of you and ask if you can help me in helping the Food Cupboard in Medfield. This is not a MHSAA program but we all grew up here and who better to step up and help when help is needed.

Here is the situation:
I had a sobering conversation with Beth Eby who is President of the Medfield Food Cupboard and was saddened to hear they are almost at crisis mode after a long summer. She explained how with kids out of school, there is a larger demand and with people on vacation, there are less donations. The equation makes painfully perfect sense to me. To make matters worse, they had a freezer breakdown and they lost over $1,000 in frozen food.

What I would like you to consider is making a donation. Here is their address:

Medfield Food Cupboard
496 Main St Medfield, MA 02052
Attention: Beth Eby

And if you are going to send a check please put MHS class of (your year) in the memo.

I think that will be a cool way to show Beth how we support their efforts. All donations go to stocking the shelves.

I would also like to invite you to a fundraising concert I am putting on Sept. 21st at the Gazebo* in Medfield center. “Rock out Hunger” will have three great bands. Ted Larkin Band, Lansing Station and Soul’d Out a hot Jazz Ensemble made up current MHS Students. Plus the ever popular guest to be named later.

It is September 21st from 7:30-10:00. The 21st also happens to be Medfield day so it could be a good reason to come back to town for a walk through Medfield day, hang out at the new Starbucks till the show starts. Use the event to get together with your friends you do not see that often.
Tickets are a $10.00 donation at the Gate and we ask that you also bring a non-perishable food donation.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this and considering helping out. I really hope that we see a lot of you at the event.

*The Gazebo is next to the Medfield Public Library, where St Edwards Church used to be located.


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