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Superintendent's Weekly Memo - June 7, 2024

Superintendent's Weekly Memo - June 7, 2024
Dr. Marice Edouard-Vincent, Superintendent

Dear Mustang Families,

This week, we proudly celebrated the Medford High School Class of 2024! In a wonderful graduation ceremony, the community joined together to recognize the accomplishments of our graduates and send them off to a bright future. Thank you to all of the administrators, teachers, staff, students and families who helped produce this great event, as well as City departments including Public Works, Police, Fire, and Hormel Stadium staff who made the event possible.

Next week, we’re looking forward to 8th Grade Moving-On Ceremonies on June 12, when our Middle School communities will gather to cheer on the Class of 2028 as they finish middle school and head to high school! The McGlynn Moving-On will be held at 5 p.m. and the Andrews Moving-On will be held at 7 p.m. at Hormel.

Today’s Memo includes:

  • 2024 Summer Programs Open for Registration
  • MHS Summer Reading Lists Now Available
  • McGlynn Playground Update
  • Job Openings in Medford Public Schools

2024 Summer Programs Open for Registration

The Medford Public Schools Fine Arts Department will launch the first annual Summer Art Studios opportunity for our students! This wonderful opportunity is grant-funded and will be free of charge for our students. Three tracks will be available (Grades 1-3, Grades 4-8, and Grades 9-12) for the Summer Art Studios in July. Details and registration information are available here, and the deadline to sign up is June 26. Space is limited, so sign up early!

Medford Community Schools is once again offering the popular Summer Fun Program for kids entering Grade 1through Grade 6. Students will participate in a wide variety of fun activities including sports, arts & crafts, movies, field trips, swimming, and more! Summer Fun holds 6 one-week-long sessions beginning July 1 and ending August 9. Complete your Summer Fun registration form today!

The Medford Public Schools Performing Arts Department will once again offer a 2-week Jumpstart Music Camp at Medford High School where students can get a jumpstart on their band and orchestra instruments! This program is ideal for beginner musicians and more experienced intermediate-level students. Camp will run during the weeks of August 5and August 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and is open to Medford Public School students entering grades 4-9. Students will present an End-of-Camp Showcase on August 16th at 11 a.m., which is free and open to all family and friends! Get more information and sign up for Jumpstart Music Camp here!

MHS Summer Reading Lists Now Available

Summer vacation will be here soon, and it’s time for students entering grades 9 - 12 in September to learn about their summer reading requirements! The English Language Arts summer reading list can be found here and the Social Studies summer reading list can be found here.

McGlynn Playground Update

Have you seen the amazing progress on the McGlynn School’s new, universally accessible playground? The Medford School Committee invites members of the Medford community to support the new McGlynn Elementary School playground, by donating to the playground fund to offset project costs and future maintenance. 

Donor benefits will include recognition in a district-wide press release, memorialization on a plaque at the playground entrance, and an invitation to the playground ribbon-cutting. Visit the Fundraiser web page to donate, and thank you for your support!

Job Openings in Medford Public Schools

Come join our team! Medford Public Schools has a variety of job openings available now, including teachers, coaches, paraprofessionals, and a variety of other roles. Consider applying or forwarding a posting to a worthy candidate!

Upcoming Events

We value inclusion and access for all participants and are pleased to provide reasonable accommodations for all school activities and events. Please contact your school’s 504 Coordinator or Assistant Principal to make an accommodation request. Requests should be submitted at least 5 days before the event. 

  • June 8: Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day at Riverbend Park, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • June 9: 8th Annual Hoops and Hope at Dugger Park, 10 a.m.
  • June 10: Regular Meeting of the Medford School Committee, 6 p.m. at Medford City Hall and via Zoom
  • June 12: McGlynn Middle School 8th Grade Moving-On Ceremony at Hormel Stadium, 5 p.m.
  • June 12: Andrews Middle School 8th Grade Moving-On Ceremony at Hormel Stadium, 7 p.m.
  • June 14: Medford Recreation’s Free City-wide Track Meet at Hormel Stadium, 4 - 7 p.m. (Students in grades 1 - 8 can sign up to participate here)
  • June 15: Circle the Square in Downtown Medford, 3 - 7 p.m.
  • June 16: Father’s Day
  • June 17: Eid al-Adha - No School
  • June 18: Last Day of School
  • June 18: Juneteenth Flag Raising & Musical Appreciation, 4 - 6 p.m. at Medford City Hall
  • June 19: Juneteenth

Yours in Partnership for Children, 

Marice Edouard-Vincent signature

Dr. Marice Edouard-Vincent, Superintendent