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Superintendent's Weekly Memo - November 4, 2022

November 4, 2022

Dear Mustang Community:

This weekend's forecast calls for unseasonably warm temperatures and sunshine. I hope you and your families are able to spend some time outdoors enjoying the nice weather, and perhaps a donut on what I am told is National Donut Day, Saturday, November 5th! Also, please do not forget that on Sunday it is time to “fall back” as we adjust our clocks for the end of Daylight Savings Time.

Today’s memo includes:

  • Publication of “Color and Chords” our new Fine & Performing Arts newsletter
  • Traffic around MHS
  • Don’t forget to vote!
  • No school for students on Tuesday, November 8th and Friday, November 11th

Introducing a Newsletter Celebrating the District’s Fine and Performing Arts Programs

The Mustang community takes great pride in our award-winning art and music programs. Both during and after the school day, these programs help spark creativity in our students while opening doorways to learning about themselves and the world around them.

I am grateful and proud of our newly appointed Fine Arts and Performing Arts coordinators, Ms. Suzanne Fee and Ms. Haley Rello, who issued their first seasonal newsletter highlighting the arts. In this first edition of Color & Chords, you can read about the inspirational scholarship happening in our arts programs while also marking your calendars for some important upcoming events and performances you will not want to miss. Please encourage your children to participate in the fine and performing arts programs we offer.

More Construction Traffic Around MHS

There will be additional traffic in front of Medford High School over the next two weeks for road paving.  All people coming to the high school should plan accordingly for increased traffic any time after 8:30 AM over the course of the next two weeks.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th

Election Day is this coming Tuesday, November 8th and once again several of our schools will be used as polling locations. Please note that there will be no school for students on Tuesday while our staff participates in important professional development programming opportunities. Please do not forget to vote.

Veterans Day is Friday, November 11th

In addition, the Medford Public Schools will be closed on Friday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day.  It feels appropriate in many ways that this coming week will feature both the exercise of our right to vote on Election Day as well as the opportunity to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces on Veterans Day.  These two days represent not just a brief respite from school for our students, but an opportunity to reflect upon the sacrifices so many have made and continue to make so that we may enjoy the democratic freedoms many of us have taken for granted much of our lives. Voting is the most critical responsibility of citizens living in a representative democracy. We have a responsibility in public education to help prepare Medford’s students to one day lead our community and our society toward a better future.

Again, I wish you and your family a restful weekend and do not forget to adjust your clocks backwards.

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday, November 7, 2022, 6:00 PM:   School Committee Meeting:  Alden Memorial Chambers, Medford City Hall in addition to Zoom:
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022: No School - Election Day
  • Friday, November 10, 2022: No School - Veterans Day Observance
  • Medford High School Theatrical Production “The Importance of Being Earnest”
    • November 17 at 7:00 PM
    • November 18 at 7:00 PM
    • November 19 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Yours in Partnership for Children,

Dr. Marice Edouard-Vincent, Superintendent

Dr. Marice Edouard-Vincent