March 16th Community Update

March 16, 2017 Community Update

Dear Medway families,
This update includes just a couple of timely items for your immediate attention.  A more extensive update is scheduled for publication on March 28, 2017.


Armand Pires, Ph.D.


IMPORTANT!!!  FY18 Budget Public Hearing Postponed

The Public Hearing on the Budget scheduled for tonight at 7:00 p.m. has been postponed until April 6.  The regular School Committee meeting scheduled for  7:30 in the Presentation Room at Medway Middle School will take place as scheduled.  My apologies for the late notice.

Reminder:  Early Release Day, Friday, March 17

A reminder to families that tomorrow, Friday, March 17, is an early release day for all schools.  

Superintendent’s Chat:  Next Generation MCAS, Monday March 20, 2017

We look forward to welcoming our community for an overview of the next generation state assessment during a Superintendent’s Chat on Monday, March 20 at 6:30 PM in the Presentation Room at Medway Middle School.  This presentation will highlight the differences between the prior and new assessment and how we, as a district, will use the information from the assessment to support our ongoing work.

McGovern Elementary Principal Search

We have recently been notified that Mrs. Yanuskiewicz, principal of the McGovern Elementary School, will be retiring effective at the end of the school year.  We are most thankful for the years of service that “Mrs. Y.” has dedicated to the Medway Public Schools and, specifically to our youngest learners at the McGovern School.  We hope that, in the coming months, many of our families will take the opportunity to thank “Mrs. Y.” for all that she has brought to our community.

Over the last couple of days, we conducted interviews with very qualified candidates from around the region who would like to become the next principal of McGovern Elementary School.  Next week, we are inviting two-three of these candidates back to Medway to engage further with our community.  Site visits will place on Tuesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 23 (and Monday, March 27 if needed).  We had previously published these dates as March 22 and March 23 but had to change the first date due to an internal conflict.  We hope that families who are available will join us for a dedicated meet and greet/question and answer session that has been scheduled with each candidate. Your input is essential to this process.


Parent/Guardian/Community Meet and Greet with the McGovern Principal Candidates

Tuesday, March 21:  3:30-4:15 PM - McGovern cafeteria:  Candidate #1

Thursday, March 23:  4:15-5:00 - McGovern library:  Candidate #2

IF NEEDED...Monday, March 27:  4:15-5:00 - McGovern library - Candidate #3


Upcoming Events

March 18, 2017        MFE Dodgeball Tournament, Middle School, 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM

March 20, 2017        Superintendent’s Chat, MCAS, Middle School Presentation Room 6:30 PM

March 23, 2017        High School Spring Concert, 6:00 PM

March 25, 2017        STEM Saturday, Burke-Memorial Elementary School

             High School Ring Dance, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

March 28, 2017        High School National Honor Society Blood Drive

March 29, 2017        MSPTO, High School, 7:30 - 8:30 PM

March 31, 2017        MEPTO Basket Raffle

     Peer Buddies/Counselors Prom,

Memorial School Cafeteria, 7-9 PM

April 3, 2017        Community Conversation on Race, Part 2, Medway High School, 7:00 PM

April 6, 2017        School Committee meeting, Middle School Presentation Room 7:00 -9:00 PM

April 7, 2017        Medway Middle School Musical Legally Blonde Jr., Medway High School Auditorium, 7:30 - 9:30 PM

April 8, 2017       Medway Clean Sweep and Day of Service, 8:00 - 11:00 Am

Medway Middle School Musical Legally Blonde Jr., Medway High School Auditorium, 2:00 - 4:00 PM & 7:30 - 9:30 PM

April 11, 2017        Medway Fine & Performing Arts meeting, High School Room 138-3 Conference Room,

7:00 - 8:00 PM

April 12, 2017        Medway Middle School Curriculum Night, Middle School Cafeteria, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

April 14, 2017        Good Friday - No School

April 17-21, 2017    Spring Vacation - No School

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