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Tufts, MIT Team Up to Create Programming App for Kids

ScratchJr: Coding for Kindergarten With New App, Young Children Learn Important Skills as They Program Stories and Games With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) learn important literacy skills as they program their own interactive stories and games. Photo: Amanda Strawhacker and Dylan Portelance/Tufts University. Can children learn to code at the same age they’re learning […]

Catching Up With the McGlynn Builders Club

The Builders Club recently completed another busy year at the McGlynn Middle School. This year, the group raised money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, The National Breast Cancer Foundation, The Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off, The Special Olympics, and other causes. The club recently elected officers for the 2014-2015 year. The Co-Presidents of the club are […]

Sen. Jehlen: Charter Schools Competitors, Not Collaborators

Last week, the senate voted to defeat a bill that proposed to raise the current cap on charter schools in 29 districts. Beginning in 2017 the cap would rise from 18% to 23% of those school districts’ spending. Before the vote, we heard from parents, advocates, students, and organizations on both sides of the argument. […]

Soccer Tourney July 20th to Benefit Injured MHS Grad

A soccer tournament is being held to raise money for the medical expenses of Eric Ferrazzani, a 2014 Medford High School graduate who was injured on a trip abroad. The “Eric’s Elites- We Kick Because We Care” soccer tournament is taking place on Sunday, July 20 from 5-10PM at Medford High School’s “Field of Dreams.” […]

Families Invited to Summer Nights in the Brooks Garden

Join us in the Brooks Schoolyard Garden this summer for a series of free Nature and Healthy Living programs! July 23, 5:00-6:00PM Soil – the Decomposers presented by Mass Audubon Where does dirt come from? Learn more about soil and some of the common organisms …the decomposers -that break organic matter down into dirt. How […]

Soccer Tourney July 20th to Benefit Injured MHS Grad

A soccer tournament is being held to raise money for the medical expenses of Eric Ferrazzani, a 2014 Medford High School graduate who was injured on a trip abroad. The “Eric’s Elites- We Kick Because We Care” soccer tournament is taking place on Sunday, July 20 from 5-10PM at Medford High School’s “Field of Dreams.” […]

New Science Labs Open at MHS

After nearly a year of work, seventeen new, state of the art science labs have opened at Medford High School. The new labs will also be used by Medford Vocational Technical High School students and will support the new Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences and Robotics, Automation, and Engineering programs. The state is picking up nearly […]

Library Dedicated in Memory of Helen Lenox McGlynn

On Sunday, June 22, 2014, (5) days prior to what would have been her 93rd birthday, the McGlynn Elementary & Middle School communities came together to dedicate the library in memory of former First Lady, Helen Lenox McGlynn, wife of former Medford Mayor John J. “Jack” McGlynn, who passed away in November of 2013. Speakers […]

Teachers Endorse Christine Barber for State Representative

Christine Barber received the endorsements of both the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the Boston Teachers Union in her bid to represent Medford and Somerville as State Representative for the 34th Middlesex district. Barber’s experience and commitment to our public schools on behalf of the families of Medford and Somerville earned her the endorsements of these […]

Falco: Congrats on a Great School Year!

As many of you know I take a great deal of pride representing you on the Medford School Committee and I am very proud of our students, teachers, staff, and administrators. I would like to congratulate everyone on a great school year and wish you a happy and safe summer, but I would also like […]

School Library Dedicated in Memory of Helen Lenox McGlynn

The McGlynn School library was dedicated on Sunday to Medford’s former first lady, Helen Lenox McGlynn. A special ceremony was held at the school. The Medford Kiwanis, represented by City Councilor Rick Caraviello, donated 100 books to the library. Members of the McGlynn family participated in the ribbon-cutting. School Superintendent Roy Belson presented former Mayor […]

Local Students Participate in Regional U.N. Conference

Arlington Model U.N. Club members are, front row from left, Tyler McCombs, Varun Gopal, Milo Kiely-Song, Izaak Beusmans, Ansel Miller, Thomas Mayer; and back row from left, John Recroft, Jaeda Hamel, Isabella Liu, Jr. Adviser Claire Dickson, Oriana McKanan, Elizabeth Mulgrew de Laire, Jasmine Dimaculangan, and Sarah Snyder. Courtesy photo. Arlington home-schooled sixth grader Jaeda […]