Friday, July 7, 2017

New MHS Assistant Principal Named

The following is a message sent out by Principal Keuther, regarding the newest member of the MHS Leadership Team:

Greetings MHS Parents and Guardians,

I am excited to announce that Kristin Brandt has accepted the position of Assistant Principal of MHS.  Kristin comes to us with a wealth of experience in education, including working for the Franklin Public Schools where she served as a Spanish Teacher and as an interim department chair. Kristin has a student-centered approach; she has teaching experience in 2 school systems and holds a Law Degree from Boston College University which she used as Advisor to the Franklin Mock Trial Team. Kristin very much values the Marshfield educational experience and is excited to join our MHS team.

In the upcoming weeks we will be sending out a notice regarding when you can come in this summer and meet with Kristin and the leadership team, and I know that you will join me in welcoming Kristin to our great school community.  A big thank you goes out to everyone who served on the hiring committee.  Well done!

Enjoy the beautiful summer.

Robert E. Keuther Jr.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New FBMS Principal Named

Good afternoon,

I am writing to inform you that I have offered the position of Principal of the Furnace Brook Middle School (FBMS) to Ms. Maureen Kemmett.  Pending successful negotiations, Ms. Kemmett will replace Principal Patrick Sullivan who will begin his new role of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction in the Cohasset Public School District.

Ms. Kemmett has been Assistant Principal at FBMS for the past five years.  She has played an integral role in the implementation of a number of initiatives at FBMS including the One Book, One School program, and she has helped guide its commitment to a Response to Intervention (RTI) tiered model of support for all FBMS students.  Her efforts at FBMS, along with her strong connections to students, staff and the FBMS community, led to her being recognized at the state level being selected as the 2017 Assistant Principal of the Year for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Prior to arriving in Marshfield, Ms. Kemmett served as a Housemaster at the Middleborough Middle School for six years.  She has also served as an interim Assistant Principal in Silver Lake Middle School, and was the Special Education Department Head for Plymouth North High School for one year.   In the classroom, she taught special education at the elementary and middle school level while in the Silver Lake and Hanover school districts.

Ms. Kemmett has a Bachelors of Science degree in Sociology from Bridgewater State University and a Masters of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.  In addition, she has a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Middle School Administration from Bridgewater State University.

I want to thank each of the Principal Search Committee members for their hard work and attention to detail over the past month as they reviewed 29 candidates from across the Commonwealth during this process.

Ms. Kemmett will start in her new position on July 1, and will be immediately working with her leadership team to fill the Assistant Principal position that will now be vacant.    

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Bus Stop Changes for Today on Spring Street

The following message has been emailed out to parents at the MHS, FBMS and MES from our transportation department:

Please be aware that this afternoon students on Marshfield High School Bus 13, Furnace Brook Bus 18 and Martinson Bus 18 residing on Spring Street from Highland Street to Horseshoe Lane will be dropped off at Highland/Spring and Spring/Horseshoe due to construction. Please make the necessary plans to pick up your child or children at one of those two stops. Thank you

Friday, May 19, 2017

MHS Senior "ClapOut"

Today, the MHS faculty took part in what has become an annual tradition, where they "clapout" the graduating seniors on their last day of classes. After the students finish watching the senior video in the auditorium, they walk out through a tunnel of faculty and staff who cheer them on and congratulate them on their big day.

It is a tremendous event and exemplifies the feeling of unity that students and staff share at MHS.  Here's a few pictures from the fun event.

Peter Igo Park- Tennis Block Party

From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM tomorrow, Saturday, May 20th, the Peter Igo Park will play host to the "Tennis Block Party".  All are welcome and there will be something for all ages and abilities.  Hope you can stop on by.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Teacher Appreciation Day 2017

Here are a few words of thanks to our amazingly talented teachers on #TeacherAppreciationDay.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Adaptive & Wheelchair Tennis Clinic May 6th @ Peter Igo Park

Just a reminder that there will be an Adaptive & Wheelchair Tennis Clinic tomorrow at the Peter Igo Park. The event will take place from Noon- 2 PM.  The folks at Peter Igo Park have worked hard to create programs that impact all of our community members and we hope you can take part in this wonderful program.

Here's a link to the Peter Igo Park and all of the wonderful programs that they offer.

Welcome Brigid Boyd to the Marshfield School Committee

At last weekend's town vote, Brigid Boyd was voted in to replace Carol Shrand, who stepped down this spring, after serving on the School Committee for the previous 12 years.

We cannot thank Carol enough for all that she did for our school district, but we are excited to have someone with Brigid's talents on the School Committee.  Good luck Brigid and thank you once again Carol for all that you did for our students and staff.

Thank You!!

I want to thank the voters of Marshfield for supporting the initiative to replace the roof at the Furnace Brook Middle School.  With last week's vote, the town will be able to move forward with the project and will receive just over $3 million in assistance from the the Massachusetts School Building Authority to defray the cost of the project.

Bids will be going out soon to contractors and the goal is to begin work on the roof in early July.  If all goes according to plan, the work will be completed in November.

Thank you again.  This project would not have been possible without the support of the residents of Marshfield.

Monday, May 1, 2017

MHS Congressional Art Award Recipients

K-12 Art Coordinator, Meghan Dinsmore, was proud to share that our students earned four awards at the Congressional Art Competition this past Friday.  The award recipients are:

Jamie Apgar- 3rd Place in Drawing
Lilly Austin - Honorable Mention in Computer Generated Art
Alyssa Doust- Honorable Mention in Drawing
Kylee Comer- Honorable Mention in Drawing

Congratulations to these very talented students!!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Furnace Brook Middle School Weekly Newsletter

Click on the link below to find out what is going on in and around the Furnace Brook Middle School this week.

FBMS Weekly Newsletter

We Are Marshfield Project 2017

Today is a proud day for the MPSD.  We had over 200 MHS seniors joining with over 50 parent/community volunteers who went out and worked at over 30 different sites around Marshfield to help clean things up.  This has become an annual tradition and Mrs. Pozerski and Mrs. Kurmin have been leading this event each year.

From beaches, to ball fields, to churches and historical sites, our volunteers picked up trash, put down mulch, cleared brush and fixed fences.  Everyone working had smiles on their faces knowing they were doing something good for their fantastic hometown.  

Thank you to all who took part in the We Are Marshfield Project. Beyond our students and volunteers, there were numerous local businesses who chipped in with supplies, food and drinks. THANK YOU!!

This was definitely a TEAM effort.  #WeAreMarshfieldProject

Webster Weekly

Below is a link to the DWS weekly newsletter.  If you want to find out what's going on at the Webster, check out the link below.

Webster Weekly Newsletter

Thursday, April 27, 2017

MHS Students Visit the Senior Center

On Wednesday, April 26, the Marshfield High School Technology Club and representatives from the National Honor Society visited the Marshfield Senior Center. These students gave a brief presentation on the installation and use of Skype to a group of very eager senior citizens!  Following the presentation, seniors were given the opportunity to work individually with the student volunteers to install the app on their devices. Fifteen senior citizens and nine MHS students participated in this event, paving the way for future student/senior partnerships. As you can see from the attached photos, a good time was had by all!

A big thank you to Nancy Mullen and Aimee McAlpine for organizing this event.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Last SC Meeting for Carol Shrand

After serving the Town of Marshfield for the past 12 years, in her role as a member of the Marshfield School Committee, Carol Shrand took part in her final SC meeting this past Tuesday.  Surrounded by family, friends, teachers, students, administrators and SC members past, present and future, Carol was recognized for all of her efforts on behalf of the MPSD.  She received well-deserved accolades from local, state and national officials.  She heard from colleagues, family, friends, union officials, and students who have worked with her on behalf of the students and teachers of Marshfield for the past 12 years.

Thank you Carol for all that you have done.  You will be sorely missed.

Here are a few pictures from that night:

Terrific Thursday At FBMS

Here's a few pictures from yesterday's Trimester II Awards Ceremony at the FBMS.  In addition, there are a few shots from a great visit to the classes that I was able to take with Principal Sullivan.