The CCSR hosted a virtual Mustang Way Assembly for the 6th graders. Middle school and high school students shared their stories about what the Mustang Way means to them. They shared the importance of ACE, the Mustang Way and how it is applied to school and our everyday lives. We were fortunate to hear from 8th graders MaryKate Brady and Trey Flaherty and high school student leaders Aidan Barry, Stephan Langshur, Ava Heinegg and Liza Lopes. The event was hosted by 8th grader Davianna Viega, and included guest speakers, Tufts Baseball players and the radio voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci. The Tufts baseball players spoke about their education and involvement with racial equity, inspiring 6th grade students to stand up for what they believe in. Bob Socci challenged the students to find role models, and represent the Mustang Way.
For this small project, we asked the students and staff of the Mcglynn and the Andrews Middle School to make different holiday cards that we would give to the Medford Council on Aging. This small project had a great outcome! Students and staff at the Mcglynn and the Andrews Middle School made lots of holiday cards that made the seniors very happy.
Medford sixth grade students were determined to fill the Little Free Libraries around Medford with aged appropriate books. They noticed that the majority of the libraries had books in them for an older audience. With the current pandemic and the rebuild of the Medford Library, they wanted books to be more accessible to middle school students. Sixth graders from McGlynn Middle School, Nathan Quinn and Charlotte Foti, and Abigail Charlton from Andrews Middle School, held a book drive to collect books for middle school students. They collected a remarkable total of 249 books. Already, they have distributed books to the Little Free Libraries around Medford. They plan to continue to do so over the next few months.