Tuesday, March 21, 2017

FBMS Pizza Bowl- March 29th

We are excited for our fourth annual Pizza Bowl, which will take place on Wednesday, March 29 beginning at 5:00PM in the FBMS cafeteria. This event will benefit local charities and the Jimmy Fund.

The Pizza Bowl is always a great family evening, where one set price of $5 provides you the ability to sample all the pizza in Marshfield for an excellent cause. We will also have silent auction gift basket raffles. Come see who has the best pizza in Marshfield! That same evening is our Washington D.C. parent information night beginning at 7:00PM in the auditorium

AFS Host Opportunities

AFS Intercultural Programs is a 70 year old organization that works to create a more just and peaceful world by facilitating exchange of high school students between 50+ different countries. Families, couples and single adults, young and old, gain a new member to their family and grow in understanding of another country . The hosted student is eager to learn and leaves the experience with a positive view of the United States. The students bring a world perspective to the classrooms at MHS, where they have been welcomed for many years.

There are several students arriving in August for the 2017-2018 school year that would be a good fit for the Marshfield community. All speak good English and have strong academics. Each has unique interests such as sports or dance or music, even philosophy or ping pong.

If you are interested and want to learn more, please contact local volunteer, Deb Gallagher, at ddg_1951@yahoo.com, 781-834-0708, or visit www.afsusa.org.

Meet Harbormaster Mike DiMeo @ Ventress Memorial Library March 27th

Have you ever wondered what exactly does a harbormaster do?  

Join the team at the Marshfield Public Library on Monday, March 27, at 7 p.m. for an informative session on the duties and activities of Marshfield’s Harbormaster Michael DiMeo. Officer DiMeo’s presentation will cover many subjects including: patrolling waterways and monitoring the harbor; boater safety courses; maintaining floats, docks and gangways; pier maintenance; dredging permits; channel marker installation; Federal disaster drills; shellfish regulations; marine rescues; oil spills; marine mammals in distress; grant writing and administration; and layout and ownership of public and private marinas. 

This event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. The library and program room are handicapped accessible. For more information contact Library Director Cyndee Marcoux at 781-834-5535, cmarcoux@ocln.org or through www.ventresslibrary.org . Visit the  Marshfield Harbormaster’s website at:


Narcan Training Thursday, March 23rd

Here's a link to an article outlining Narcan training that will take place this Thursday, March 23rd. MPSD nurses, along with members of the community will receive training from representatives of Manet Community Health Center.  This program is being done in collaboration with Marshfield FACTS.

Narcan Training

MHS Student Council- Putting for Patients

This Saturday, March 25th, the Marshfield High School student council presents Putting for Patients to benefit the Jimmy Fund. Come play a full 18 holes of mini golf with your friends and family. The cost of the event is $10 for students $15 for adults and will be held from 12-3 in the Marshfield high school Gym. There will be golf, games, food, caricatures, face painting and more all provided with the cost of the event! There will also be a long putt contest  and opportunity drawings for items such as a vacation package, gift certificates to local restaurants and more! Our presenting sponsor Recycling Computers for Cancer will also be there to accept donations of used computers. We hope to see you there!

Friday, March 17, 2017

MPSD/MPD "High Five Friday"- March 24th

With a Community of Respect serving as one of the Marshfield Public School District’s (MPSD) areas of focus for the 2016-17 school year, we gladly join Chief Tavares and the Marshfield Police Department (MPD) in supporting “High Five Friday” which will take place on Friday, March 24th as our students arrive at their respective schools.

The MPSD and the MPD have a wonderful relationship and beyond having a School Resource Officer at the high school, we are fortunate to have liaison officers at each of our schools for many years now.  They are a bridge between the school and the police and our students and staff welcome the support they receive from the MPD.

Many times throughout the school year, members of the MPD meet and greet the students at our school but on “High Five Friday” they will greet the students upon arrival and give them a high five to start their day off on a positive note.  This is a tremendous way to build on the sense engagement that already exists between the schools and police and is in line with our focus on a Community of Respect.

We look forward to “High Five Friday” and we thank Chief Tavares and the entire MPD for their continued support of our schools and for the collaboration we have with them in ensuring the safety of our students and staff.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Thank You To the DPW and MPSD Custodians

I wanted to commend and thank the Marshfield DPW and the MPSD Custodians for doing a great job in dealing with Winter Storm Stella.  While they had snow, rain, wind and coastal flooding to contend with, both teams did a fantastic job in getting our streets and school parking lots & walkways cleared for our school buses and students today.  The whole state shut down yesterday, but their hard work over the past 24 hours allowed the MPSD to open on time today and without incident.

School Committee Meeting on Tuesday, March 21st

The School Committee meeting of March 14th was postponed due to Snow Day.  The meeting will be rescheduled for Tuesday, March 21st @ 7 PM.  The meeting will take place at the Ventress Auditorium.

MHS Championship Cheer and Track Relay Teams Celebrated

The MHS Winter Co-Ed Cheerleading Team and its Boys 4 x 800 Relay Team were honored recently at a brief ceremony outside of MHS.

The cheerleaders were recognized for winning the state championships in the Large School division this winter..

The boys 4 x 800 relay team not only won a state championship this winter, but they also earned the status of All-American when they finished 6th at the Nationals.

Both teams worked real hard this winter and put forth their best effort at all times.  We are proud of them and congratulate them for their accomplishments.

MEF- 7th Annual St. Patrick's Road Race

Saturday, March 18th, will be the date for the 7th Annual St. Patrick's Day Road Race, sponsored by the Marshfield Educational Foundation.  The race begins at 10 AM in front of the Venus II in Brant Rock.

Here's a link to the race webpage.  We hope you can take part in this fantastic event.

Elementary Evening Parent Conferences Changed Due to Snow Day

Elementary Evening Parent Conferences, which had been scheduled for Tuesday, March 14th, have been moved now to Tuesday, March 21st.  They will take place at the same time as previously scheduled: 6:00-8:00 PM at the respective elementary schools.

Marshfield Idol- Thursday, March 16th @ 7 PM

Just a reminder......Marshfield Idol will take place on Thursday, March 16th at MHS.  The event will begin at 7 PM.

Revised Final Day of School- Monday, June 19, 2017

With yesterday's Snow Day, the revised final day for the 2016-2017 school year is Monday, June 19th, 2017.  Please plan accordingly.