Monday, September 9, 2019

Elementary Early Release Thursday

Our MPSD Elementary Educators hit the ground running last Thursday during their first early release "in service" day.  Teachers from all five elementary schools took time to review the findings from last spring's SEL Survey.  In addition, they were able to unpack the math curriculum maps. 

There was a lot of excitement and energy as the teachers got to collaborate with their peers.  It was a terrific afternoon.

Week 1- Educator of the Week

We kick off our 2019-20 Educator of the Week award with a visit to Eames Way School where we honor Ms. Linda Hurstak. A fantastic teacher who also oversees our teacher mentoring program. Congrats Ms. Hurstak!!

EWS Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony- September 13th

The Eames Way School is excited to open their new playground this week.  Thanks to the hard work of their PTO and many generous individuals, the state of the art playground is ready to go.  

The school will have a brief ceremony at 10:30 AM on Friday, September 13th.  

Here's a few pictures of the playground being reviewed by Principal Campia, Ms. Ottaviano and Ms. Fantasia.

Wall of Honor Ceremony- October 10, 2019

Earlier this summer, the Marshfield Superintendent of Schools announced that three individuals were selected to the district’s second class of the recently created, Wall of Honor.  The three chosen for this honor were Ms. Maureen Jordan-Salvetti, Ms. Linda Francis and Ms. Linda Stranzl.

On Thursday, October 10th, from 6:00 - 8:30 PM the District will honor this year's inductees at a ceremony to be held at Haddad's Ocen Cafe.  Here's a link from which you can purchase tickets for the event:

All three inductees were long-time educators in the district, who had over 100 combined years of teaching the children of Marshfield.  In addition, they spent time coaching and advising many of them and served selflessly in a variety of volunteer roles to the benefit of the students and the Town of Marshfield.

Ms. Jordan-Salvetti started off in the district as a hard working Title I Tutor in the early 1970’s.  She worked in that role and as a long term substitute for 23 years. She eventually worked her way into a fulltime classroom teacher at the elementary level, where she influenced the youth of the Governor Winslow School for 20 years.    In the summers she spent her time tutoring students and now, even in retirement, after 43 years of shaping the minds of generations of MPSD students, she continues to work with students at the Boys & Girls Club’s learning center.  As noted by her son, Chris Jordan, “If you had Maureen Jordan as a teacher, you would remember her fondly.”

Ms. Francis was a dedicated English Teacher at the Marshfield High School (MHS).  For 32 years, she worked with MHS students, helping them perfect the art of writing. Beyond her work in the classroom, Ms. Francis was well known for her being an amazing Student Council advisor.  She impacted thousands of students in this role and was even recognized for her efforts at the state and national level.  To this day, she still is involved with Student Council.  Her work with students was highlighted by Kayla Joyal who said, “Ms. Francis’ servant leader enthusiasm and passion influences and encourages her peers and her students to strive for excellence because she is always willing to reach out and help others.”

Ms. Stranzl was a beloved math teacher for 41 years at MHS.  In that time, she was a talented math practitioner for 32 years.  She spent her final nine years working as the Math Department Chair. She not only was a friendly face in the classroom, she also served as a mentor to a legion of young math teachers at MHS.  Outside of the classroom, Ms. Stranzl was a fixture at all school events and even played a role in the school’s production of “Foot Loose” in the late 2000s.  To this day, she still volunteers her time to help proctor SATs and even pops into the math lab at times to help out students.  Fellow math teacher, Lynn DeRosa put it best when she said, “Linda was a boss, a colleague, a friend and most importantly, a role model.   

We hope to see you on October 10th.

The Wall of Honor Committee

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

2019 Opening Day & Convocation

We had a wonderful morning today as we greet our talented educators and support staff for the 2019-20 school year.  Here are a few pictures from the morning as well as a few from schools around the district.

It is going to be a great school year.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

MPSD Upcoming Events

Here's a list of upcoming events going on throughout the district over the next few weeks:

Sunday March 10th thru Sunday March 17th
-North River Art Association Exhibit featuring the work of MPSD students
157 Old Main Street, Marshfield MA

Tuesday, March 12th
-School Committee Meeting- 7:00 PM @ Martinson Elementary School

Wednesday, March 13th
-MHS Winter Sports Awared Night- 6:30 PM

Thursday, March 14th
-District Wide Early Release
-MHS Pre Junior Prom Mandatory Meeting- 6:30 PM @ MHS Auditorium
-FBMS Evening of the Arts- 7 PM

Friday, March 15th
-MHS Senior Night Out
-Elementary & FBMS Trimester 2 Report Cards
-MES Talent Show- 6:00 PM

Saturday, March 16th
-SEMSBA Music Festival
-Marshfield Education Foundation (MEF) 9th Annual St. Patrick's Day 5 K Road Race- 10:00 AM @ Brant Rock Esplanade
-MHS Drama Club performs at Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild's Semi-Finals Competition- 9:30 AM @ Duxbury HS.

Monday, March 18th
-School Committee Meets with Advisory Board- topic is FY20 Budget- 7:00 @ Town Hall
-MHS Athletic Preseason Begins

Tuesday, March 19th
-Elementary Trimester 2 Evening Conferences- 6:00 PM

Thursday, March 21st
-Elementary Trimester 2 Afternoon Conferences
-Drug Story Theater- 6:30 PM @ FBMS Auditorium
-Marshfield High School's MHS Idol- 6:30 PM @ MHS Auditorium
-Marshfield Education Foundation Meeting- 7:00 PM @ Ventress Auditorium

Friday, March 22nd
-Eames Way School Talent Show- 6:30 PM @ FBMS Auditorium

What a Week in the MPSD

It's been an exciting week for the Marshfield Public School District.  In the last seven days, there have been a number of new and exciting events along with some impressive accomplishments throughout the Marshfield Public Schools.  Let's take a look back at what's been going on and continue to celebrate all that is good in the MPSD.

Saturday, March 2nd- The Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield hold their annual gala and recognize Jacquie Roderick as their Your of the Year:

In addition, a big congratulations go out to Kathryn Maull, Makenna Hanlon, Ryan Curley & Jack Marcella for being Youth of the Year Nominees.

Sunday, March 3rd

MHS Drama Club Hosts the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild (METG) Competition
After a messy Saturday, the competition was moved to the MHS auditorium on Sunday, March 3rd.  The MHS team, performing Crimes of the Heart, competed against a number of talented teams from across the region and were the Festival Preliminary Winner.  They will now move on to the METG Semi Finals, which will be held in Duxbury on March 16th.  -

Monday, March 4th- SNOW DAY

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Tuesday, March 5th

*Kickoff events for Read Across America Week across the district.

Wednesday, March 6th

*The MHS InvenTeam had their Mid-Grant Technical Review at the Presentation Center.  The students did a fantastic job presenting where they were with their invention and explained to a packed house what they need to do before they compete at the Eureka Fest at MIT in June.

*And at the same time the InvenTeam was presenting, the gym at MHS was filled with hundreds of students and fans coming together to watch the District Wide Volleyball Tournament.  A good time was had by all.

Thursday, March 7th

* The Furnace Brook Middle School made the news with a story on Mr. Sawyer's snow shoe grant coming to life.  Thanks to the support of the Marshfield Education Foundation (MEF), Mr. Sawyer, a PE teacher at FBMS, was able to outfit his class with snow shoes that were used in his PE class.  Here's a link to the article in the Mariner.

* MHS Student Council shines at Massachusetts Association of Student Council Conference. The MHS Student Council once again showed they are one of the strongest Student Council delegations in the state at the annual conference on Cape Cod by winning the MASC Gold Council of Excellence. In addition, the event saw their members take the polar plunge for Special Olympics. In addition, Junior, Dana Kenneally, was elected MASC President for the 2020 school year. What an amazing week for our Student Council.

Friday, March 8th

* The students and staff at the Martinson Elementary School had a grand event to start the day that celebrated the beginning of their One Book One School project.  Thanks to the generosity of the Martinson PTO, every student and teacher received a copy of The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles.   There will be activities all throughout the upcoming week related to this book and on Friday, the 15th, the author, Michelle Cuevas, will pay a visit to the MES.

* Marshfield High School DECA team sets school record at regional competition!!  The MHS DECA team breaks the school record as 16 students qualify for International Competition in May.

MHS Athletics-

*Finally, we want to recognize a few of our athletic teams who competed at an exceptionally high level.

The MHS Cheerleading Team, who has performed exceptionally well all winter, were competing this weekend in the State Championships at Tantasqua HS. They had qualified through strong performances at regional events leading up to the state championships. They've had a fantastic season.

In addition, the Boys Ice Hockey team finished another amazing season with an appearance in the MIAA Super 8 Hockey Tournament.  They won their "play-in" game over St. Mary's which qualified them for the Super 8.  They then played hard but came up a bit short in competitive games with B.C. High and Framingham HS.  This was the 2nd time in 3 years they made it to the Super 8.