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. http://towncourier.com/2014/G1/pdf/TCGOne0114Web.pdf#page=10
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, www.medfield.net.
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.
Principal, Medfield High School
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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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re planning on attending – and let us know if you’re bringing a guest.
Hope to see you all in October!
A request from MHSAA vice president Paul Deluca:
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.
The MHSAA is sponsoring Senior Parent Night Out* for the class of 2013 to celebrate a job well done! Parents of the senior class of 2013 are invited to a casual get-together to relax, reconnect and reminisce.
This event will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Medfield American Legion Hall from 7:30-11:00 p.m.
$15/person or $25/couple. All proceeds to benefit MHSAA Scholarships for the Senior Class of 2013!
Checks payable to : MHSAA (Medfield High School Alumni Association)
Mail to: Colleen Diana, 4 Fox Lane, Medfield, MA
*This event is not sponsored by Medfield High School
Calling all former Medfield High School graduates, and anyone else for that matter. Open to everyone! On Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the American Legion on Peter Kristof Way, the Medfield High School (MHS) Alumni Association will again host its Trivia Night, a fundraiser for the scholarships given out every spring to graduating MHS seniors. This year’s scholarships will be given in memory of Madelyn Greene, a long time Medfield teacher. Last year, they were given in memory of Susan Pope.
If you missed 2012’s fun game, here is your chance to match wits with Medfield natives and newcomers alike! The event will kick 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 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. 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. Discount-priced tickets may be purchased ahead of time, while regular-priced tickets will be sold at the door. 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. Snacks will be provided gratis, and the Legion’s cash bar will be open.
You may purchase advance tickets by emailing Georganne Iverson at email@example.com 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 MHS alum Richard DeSorgher. Don’t get left out! It will be a great night to socialize…a reunion of sorts.
For further information, contact any of the MHS Alumni Association members: Georganne Iverson, Paul and Marie DeLuca, Richard DeSorgher, Ron Gustavson, Nancy Kelly-Lavin, Bob Meaney, Bill Kingsbury, Tom Sweeney, or Sarah (Cain) Brown.
Medfield High School Alumni Association 88-R South Street Medfield, MA 02052
u.s. Marine Corps Reserves
09 November 2012 at the Medfield High School Football Field 7:00 pm
Medfield Warriors vs. Millis Mohawks
The Medfield Police Department and Sea Street Signs Co. are sponsoring a toy collection to help support the U.S. Marine Toys for Tots program
Help underprivileged kids this Holiday season by bringing an unwrapped toy to the last home game of the Warriors 2012 season
Money donations are welcome
“Robert Hersee was a music teacher and director at the old Medfield High School from 1958 to 1995. On Friday, the auditorium at the Blake Middle School (the former high school) was dedicated in his honor.” Theresa Knapp’s article on Medfield Patch regarding the Robert D Hersee Dedication Concert on August 3rd. (includes photos and video)
Download our UPDATED Flyer for August 3rd, 4th, & 5th MHSAA Reunion: MHSAA_reunion_flyer updated 1
ALL TICKETS FOR ALL EVENTS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. Contact Georganne (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for last minute info!)
NOTE: FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
- All Weekend Events @ $50 (see below for events)
Individual Event Tickets
- Friday, August 3rd 7 p.m. Robert D Hersee Dedication Concert @ $15
Thomas A Blake Middle School Auditorium (formerly Medfield Junior Senior High School)
- August 4th 7 p.m. MHSAA All Classes Reunion @ $30
American Legion Hall, 1 Peter Kristof Way, Medfield
Note: We’ll be accepting donations of non-perishable foods and canned goods for the Medfield Food Pantry. Please bring a food item to donate. (Cereal, cookies, crackers, canned chicken and Juice)
- Sunday, August 5th 12 p.m. MHSAA Barbecue @ $10
Rocky Woods Reservation, Medfield
Note: we will supply the hotdogs/burgers!
- All proceeds go to MHSAA for support of their goals and are tax deductible.
Wellesley High teacher David McCullough Jr’s outstanding commencement address