Superintendent's Corner, June 10, 2022 #bettertogether

MPSD Educator Of The Week

Congratulations to Ms. Erin Palladino for being recognized as our Educator of the Week. Ms. Palladino is a dynamic history teacher at MHS who cares greatly about each and every one of her students. She is a leader in and out of the classroom and is always pushing her students to think critically and provides them with the tools needed to reach their potential. Beyond her work in the classroom, Ms. Palladino also serves on the Professional Development Committee and has been an active Digital Learning Coach. Marshfield is lucky to have her! #bettertogether

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MHS Graduation- Class of 2022

Congratulations to the 314 graduating seniors from the MHS Class of 2022. At 2:00 PM Saturday, this group of talented seniors were recognized by a few thousand family, friends and members of the school community.

Students who presented at the ceremony did a fantastic job and the speeches and poems were nothing short of inspiring. The musical performers throughout the ceremony were fantastic and it was so gratifying to see the smiles on everyone's faces and to hear the roars of support. As I noted in my brief remarks, "There is no event that recognizes the hard work and success of our students, along with the celebration of a community, more than a high school graduation."

Congratulations to all of the graduating seniors and we wish you nothing but the best as you begin your next journey.

Grad Nite Live 2022

After a fantastic afternoon that saw the celebration of our MHS graduates, Grad Nite Live took place once again. We had dozens and dozens of volunteers help make this graduation night safe and fun for our graduates and close to 90% of the seniors took part in the event. It is, by far, one of the most elaborate and special Grad Nite Live events in the state and we want to thank all of those who make it such an amazing evening. From the sponsors to volunteers from around the community, Grad Nite Live exemplifies the theme of "BETTERTOGETHER" and highlights the civic pride that emanates from every corner of the Town of Marshfield.

We will recognize two individuals who have been at the helm of the GNL for close to 20 years and they are: Bill Bowers and Michael Maresco. They have given selflessly of themselves to work with others to ensure a special evening for our graduates. They dedicate so much of their time and are always the first to arrive and last to leave. It is clear that they care greatly about each and every MHS graduate.

We cannot thank them enough for all they have done and we are fortunate that they will be passing the leadership baton onto Mrs. Cody Rohland, who served as tri-chair with them this year.

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Happy Birthday GWS!!

During this week's Monday Morning Meeting at the GWS, students, staff and a few guests were able to take part in the 50th birthday celebration for the GWS. While their 50th was actually in 2020, we were not able to celebrate this big event due to challenges presented by Covid.

This week, students were able to see what was in the time capsule that was buried at the school's 25th Birthday and they added some items for the new time capsule that will be going into the ground. They also caught a glimpse of (and eventually ate) a huge chocolate cake that was a replica of the GWS. Thank you so much to Mrs. Suzio, our food service manager who made this amazing cake.

Beyond hearing from Mrs. Hubbard, Mrs. Jacobucci and representatives from each class, the GWS community also became the recipient of yet another "mega" puzzle from Marshfield's own, Jack Brait. Jack recently completed a 40,000 piece puzzle entitled "Around the World" and he donated it to the GWS. It will be permanently displayed in the GWS cafeteria. It was wonderful to see Jack's grandparents at the ceremony as well to celebrate the big event and to see Jack's work.

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FBMS 8th Grade Class Night

Covid-19 Update

The MPSD has been mask optional since February 28th and students, staff and families have been great at handling this newest transition. Distancing requirements in the classroom and dining areas have been relaxed, in line with new DPH/DESE protocols.

Since the week of February vacation, we have seen the following weekly totals of new cases among students and staff:

Week Ending February 23 - 2 cases

Week Ending March 2nd - 11 cases

Week Ending March 9th - 10 cases

Week Ending March 16th - 7 cases

Week Ending March 23rd - 16 cases

Week Ending March 30th - 9 cases

Week Ending April 6th - 27 cases

Week Ending April 13th - 18 cases

Week Ending April 27th - 26 cases

Week Ending May 4th - 48 cases

Week Ending May 11th - 95 cases

Week Ending May 18th - 106 cases

Week Ending May 25th - 82 cases

Week Ending June 1st - 41 cases

Week Ending June 8th- 9 cases

Below is the latest data from DPH's report from May 15, 2022 - May 25, 2022:

* Total number of confirmed cases is 138. Please note: The numbers DO NOT include the home tests performed and not reported.

* Percent positivity 13.07% (up from 12.54%)- FYI the state rate is 7.29%

* Average daily incidence rate per 100,000 the last 14 days is increased from 37.2 to 38

For information related to DESE's most recent revisions to COVID-19 Protocols, you can go to the District's Health Services Link. In addition the following Letter was sent out to families across the district.

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Important Dates

June 10th- FBMS 8th Grade Class Night

June 16th- Final Exams begin at MHS

June 18th - Disabled American Veterans - June-Fest

June 19th- Molly Walk

June 20th - Juneteenth observance - No School

June 21st- School Committee Meeting

June 23rd - #180 day

MPSD School Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 21st, 6:30pm

76 South River Street

Marshfield, MA

Ventress Building