Thursday, August 25, 2016

Marshfield School Committee Recognizes MCTV's, Liam Keane

At our July meeting, the School Committee recognized outgoing senior, Liam Keane, who spent the previous year filming our meetings for MCTV.  Liam is a fine young man, who will be heading off to college in the upcoming days.  He worked hard at his craft and was able to bring a unique brand of levity to our meetings.  He will be missed.

Overdose Awareness Vigil-August 31st at 6 PM

On Wednesday, August 31st from 6:00-8:00 PM, the town of Marshfield will recognize International Overdose Awareness Day by holding its 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Vigil on the Town Green. Beyond bringing attention to the opioid crisis plaguing the country, by placing over 1,400 flags on the town green, those present will be paying respect to residents of Massachusetts who lost their lives to opioid overdose in the past year.

This important event is the result of many stakeholders coming together to join with hundreds of Marshfield and area residents to help battle this epidemic. That list includes the Marshfield Board of Selectmen, the Marshfield Drug Task Force, the Marshfield Coalition Against Heroin, the Marshfield Police & Fire departments, Marshfield F.A.C.T.S. (Families, Adolescents and Community Together against Substances), the Kiwanis Club of Marshfield, along with the Marshfield Public School Department..

We hope you can join us on the 31st for this important event.  For those who want to assist in placing the flags, volunteers will be doing that work at the town green on Tuesday, August 30th at 5:30 PM.

Below is a picture from last year's preparation for the Vigil.

MPSD's Newest Educators

Below are the names of the District's newest educators and professional support staff.  It has been a very busy season in the personnel world and we are thrilled to be able to welcome so many talented educators and professionals to our team.  After going through a three day induction program this week, our newest educators are looking forward to meeting their new students and fellow educators next week.

Below are some photos from this past week along with a breakdown of our new staff and where they will be.

Brittany Carmical Math Teacher FBMS
Corey Cuddihy Special Education FBMS
Katelyn Damaris Guidance Counselor  MHS
Nicole Dickinson School Nurse DWS
Meghan Flanagan Physcial Education Teacher MHS
Jeremy Frey Physics Teacher MHS
Renee Gallo ASD Specialist DISTRICT
Meka Genatossio Music Teacher MES
Emily Hardwick Business Operations Coordinator CENTRAL
Megan Hartman English Teacher MHS
Siobhan Hayes Special Education FBMS
Laura Howerton Biology Teacher MHS
Melissa Humphrey Data Systems Specialist CENTRAL
Marissa Jones School Psychologist FBMS
Dana Junior Technology Education Teacher MHS
Kathleen Keenan School Nurse FBMS
Mandy Keith Kindergarten Teacher SRS
Carolyn Magowan SLP GWS
Catherine Mulligan Elementary Teacher DWS
Kathleen Murrill English/LA Teacher  FBMS
Melissa O'Brien Science Teacher FBMS
Rebecca O'Dowd School Adjustment Counselor MHS
Joseph Powers English Teacher MHS
Benjamin Raymond English Teacher  MHS
Adrienne Robatzek Elementary Teacher DWS
MacKenzie Sharpe Special Education MES
Pamela Smith Early Childhood Teacher DWS
Tyler Spilhaus Physics Teacher  MHS
Julie Stiles School Nurse FBMS
Katherine Tracey Social Studies Teacher MHS
Erin Waffle Guidance Counselor  MHS
Erik Whitaker Math Teacher  MHS
Meghan Wilkers Special Education GWS
Elizabeth Zimmer Special Education GWS

WEB Leaders Greet FBMS 6th Graders

As we get ready for the start of the new school year, the 8th grade WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) Leaders, along with many of the FBMS staff, greeted the newest grade 6 arrivals to the Furnace Brook Middle School today.  There was a lot of excitement, information sharing and team building going on throughout the school.  By the end of it all, the 6th graders had a better understanding of life at FBMS and they also knew that they had a number of "veteran" students who would be there for them on Day 1 next week.

Here's a few photos from the day:

Massasoit Open House at MHS

Massasoit Community College had their first open house at Marshfield High School last week.  The high school will serve as a satellite campus for the college this fall.  As many of you know by now, MHS will be host to a handful of general education courses for Massasoit students.  In addition, the college will begin a new Maritime Technician program and run it in one of the technology labs at the high school.

We are thrilled about this partnership with Massasoit and we are looking forward to seeing this relationship grow in the future.  We have a few pictures from the Open House below: