On behalf of the faculty and staff of Medford 7-12 schools, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our students and their families. We are proud to be part of this community filled with rich traditions and where we place a high value on exceptional educational experiences for all students. I am confident that you will find that the opportunities available and ones that we are continually creating for our students while attending MHS will prepare them well for their future, whatever that may hold.
Thanks to the supportive nature of our entire district, we are extremely fortunate to have a wide variety of academic and elective courses available to our students. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to meet the demands of today’s learners and we will continue to ask our students and the broader community what it is that we need.
I would encourage all students to be involve in athletics, fine and performing arts or any of the many clubs or service organizations available at school. Research is clear that those students who immerse themselves in the extracurricular offerings of the school are more likely to be successful in their classes and in their lives after high school. The leadership opportunities and teamwork skills learned in those activities will benefit our students for the rest of their lives.
We have made it a point to design a master schedule that allows students the opportunity to seek additional help and assistance from licensed teachers during the school day with the implementation of the RTI program, seminar programs and SOS after school help. All of these opportunities are an excellent way for our students stay caught up on your schoolwork, get additional assistance, or extend their learning beyond the regular classroom curriculum. Students need to make it a point to take advantage of these opportunities. We also offer the ability for students to take college classes at Medford, PSEO courses, AP Courses and many other advanced courses. Students also have the capability to be moved ahead to be at the ability/skill level that best fits their overall academic need.
Parents, I would like to challenge you to stay active in your student’s school life, even in the face of their attempts to distance themselves from you as they grow and mature into responsible young adults. Please utilize the Infinite Campus parent portal and Google Classroom logins to monitor your student’s homework assignments and academic progress. Work with us to ensure that your student is completing all of their coursework in every class. It truly takes a partnership between the school and the home to ensure success for each student.
Just remember that we are all TIGERS and we are in this adventure together. Let’s all encourage our students to focus on their academic performance, but they cannot get there if we do not help them with their character, behavior, effort, social relationships, and attendance.
Thank you for all that you do!