Monday, December 8, 2014

Toys for Tots - Last Week for Donations

This is the last week that Milton High School is collecting Toys for Tots.  The Key Club, Spanish, French, and Latin Clubs have delivered boxes to classrooms for your donations. Please help a child this season by giving a new toy.  

Toys will be accepted until December 12th and then delivered to the Milton Fire Department. 

Computer Science Education Week at MHS

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) December 7-13, 2014 seeks to raise public awareness of the critical role computer science education has in preparing students for 21st Century careers and the transformative role computing plays in today’s society

Computer Science Week at Milton High School

All students will be exposed to an hour of code during one of their classes. The CS students will TA the classes.

Banners and Prizes provided by CAITE and Google
A banner will be hung promoting CS Ed Week.  Articles and posters will be hung promoting computer science education.

Bulletin Board
Bulletin Boards outside the Main Office and outside room 108 will be used to promote computer science. Cases will include posters, pictures, information on computer science, and an example of 3-D printing. There will also be examples of the application of computer science in our world today.
Students: Elisa C, Shakia C, Olivia K

Posters and Presentations: Computer Science everyone can do it
Student Leaders: Introduction to Computer Science Class

Posters:New Technology
Students will be creating posters that highlight new and innovative technology.
Student Leaders: Malik M., Bobby D., and Mitch B.

3-D Printing Design Contest
We are holding a 3-D printing design contest.  No programming skills are needed, all you have to do is have an idea and fill out a form.  The winner will get a printed version of their idea.  Everyone will receive a small prize.  The ideas must be submitted by December 11th to Ms. Parsons or the student leaders.
Student leaders: Aman N, Sean N, or Michael E

3D Plane on Display
Students are building a 3D printed plane. The plane will be on display in the field house at selected times. If interested in seeing the plane fly let Ms. Parsons, Mitch, or Alex know.
Student Leaders: Mitch H and Alex M

Advisory Presentations
A group of CS students will visit 10 advisory classes (2 for each member) and let each class play a text-based game we coded.  Then we will show them the code and explain it, and leave the students with the message that anyone can be a programmer.
Student Leaders: Rudy C, Tristan D, Timothy K, Sawyer F and Amiel M

Middle School Visits
Groups of students will visit the Middle School present about CS and then assist in the Hour of Code

How does Twitter work?
Students will learn about what happens when they post a tweet. Thousands of tweets are posted per second, students need to know what exactly is happening when they post something online and how services like Twitter work to serve millions of users.
Student Leaders: Cameron K and Kevin K

Introduction to coding
The group will visit the math department at Pierce Middle School to give a presentation about why coding is important and what you can do to learn. The students will also get an experience of what basic coding is like.
Student Leaders: Abby L, Maxim A, Nolan M

Zero Robotics
The group will visit the middle school to discuss the Zero Robotics their challenge experience. They will then TA in the hour of code.

Student Leaders: Ishan S, Liam C, and Andrew A

Friday, December 5, 2014

Health News From Ms. Margaret Gibbons, R.N.

Beginning next week BMI (Body Mass Index) and scoliosis screening will be done during physical education/health classes for grade 9 students (scoliosis) and grade 10 students (BMI).

Parents, if you want to have your son/daughter excused from this Department of Public Health mandate, please send a note to our school nurse, Ms. Gibbons or an email to  Screenings will continue until completed, which will be through the end of the semester.  

For students who begin physical education second semester, screenings will begin at the start of February.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Gibbons at 617-696-4470 ext. 1.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Reminder - MHS Chemical Health Awareness Night - Monday, November 24th!

We invite all parents/guardians to join us for "Chemical Health Awareness Night" on Monday, November 24th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium.  See the flyer below for more details.

Monday, November 3, 2014

MHS Athletics Update

The following item was submitted by Larry Rooney, Director of Athletics, and first appeared in Superintendent Gormley's October 31st Eblast:

Despite the  4-7 league record, the Girls Cross Country team just finished third out of 22 teams at a state-wide invitational and are currently ranked 7th in the State. Milton High Girls Cross Country finished 6th out of 9 schools at the Bay State Cross Country Championships in Norwood this past weekend.  Bridgett Mitchell finished 3rd and Colette O’Leary finished 4th in the varsity race.

The boys cross country team finished with a record of 3 & 8.  Fifteen boys competed in the Bay State League Championship on Saturday in Norwood. Freshman Nick Villard finished third and Shane Berry finished eleventh in the freshman race. Tim Lynch, John Lenane and Kevin Conway were the top finishers in the varsity race. Seven of the boys will be competing in the State Divisional Championship on November eighth.

The Field Hockey Season record is 1-15-2. The team played four great games within the past two weeks. The team tied Brookline 1-1, and tied Natick 0-0. They played very well and cohesively as a team. Defense has had a tremendous impact on and off the field, leading with Captains and incredible goalie, with Meghan McDougall, Hope McDonald, Shannon Fitzgerald and Emme Cronin. At the game against Brookline, Milton scored a beautiful corner shot from Morgan Begley and scoring from Monica Woods. At the game against Norwood Ani Gaden scored two outstanding goals for Milton. During the Night game against Natick, Milton came out ready to play and had a great game offensive and defensive game. The midfield carried the game with ease and intensity with Monica Woods, Morgan Begley, and Kate Driscoll. Milton ended the game with a tie and without a score, but they played great!  End-of-the-season losses to Wellesley and Dedham were difficult losses, but the team has truly come together at the end of the season. The girls have continued to gain skills and to go into each game with confidence and endurance.  Senior Jaquelin Losi was a BSC 2nd team Honorable Mention selection.

The team celebrated Dig Pink night and Senior Night on Thursday October 23rd in high fashion with a big win over Wellesley.  CEO and founder of the Sideout Foundation, Rick Dunetz made the trip up from Virginia to address the crowd along with James Jette and State Representative Walter Timility.  With the efforts of the school community and the parents, the team was able to raise close to $4,000.00
The team won the first round of the MIAA Central Div 2 Volleyball Tournament last night, beating St. Peter Marian of Worcester 3-0. They will take on #2 Dedham this Monday in Canton.

The Milton High School Football team wrapped up its regular season with a record of 2-5.   Four of the five losses for Milton have come against teams that are ranked in the top 25 in the state. The loss to Wellesley on Friday, October 24, 2014 nullified the opportunity to play in the DIII MIAA Football Playoffs. Milton will play 3 additional non-qualifying games starting this Saturday, November 1st vs Hingham HS at 1pm at Brooks Field.  Milton will play its Thanksgiving game vs Braintree at Braintree High School on Thursday, November 27th.
Milton has been consistently playing tough defense holding Wellesley, Walpole and Natick to their lowest totals of the season powered by the efforts of Seniors Liam Queally and Ugo Nwanekezi; Juniors Akeem Smith and Devon Nzepuome; and Sophomore Omar Frazier. The offense has shown flashes of power and skill by Senior backs Jonathan Pierre, Mariano Davis and Alex Toyias; Junior receivers Ludwig Frederique and Scott Cummings; and Junior Quarterback Mike Fallon. The Offensive Line has been anchored by Junior standout Jack Clifford; along with Seniors Kaleb Herd, Matt McCarthy and Jake Fransesconi.

The golf team finished the season with a league record of 9-6-1 overall, with 8-2-1 League record.  Milton High competed in the Bay State Conference Championship and MIAA DII South Sectional.  Lloyd Hill finished 2nd with a round of 71, qualifying him for DII State Championships at The Glen Ellen Country Club, where he shot an 84 and placed 21st in the State of Massachusetts of DII High School Golf.

The Milton High Crew Team recently competed in the MPSRA Regatta at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester. Please see results below:
  • Race 6: Boys 2x Final. 1st place: 15 (W.Hess, R.McCullough) GOLD
  • Race 22: Girls 2nd Novice 4+ Final 1st place: 96 (A.Welz, K.Buchanan, C.Cullinane, R.D’Amato, [C.O'Neill]) GOLD
  • Race 23: Girls 1st Varsity 4+ Final 2nd place: 101 (K.Weidmann, O.Jensen, M.Donelan, G.Wamester, [M.Boyce]) SILVER
  • Race 24: Girls 2nd Varsity 4+ Final 2nd Place: 116 (L.Hainline, A.Statham, H.Carroll, E.Heller, [M.Clarke]) SILVER
  • Race 25: Girls 3rd/4th Varsity 4+ Final 3rd Place: 120 (R.Joyce, E.Minias, E.Millwood, B.Dugas, [J.Pelletier]) BRONZE
  • Race 27: Boys 2nd Varsity 4+ Final 1st Place: 143 (J.Kery, S.McLaughlin, J.Callahan, D.Matejka, [K.Melcher]) GOLD
  • Race 28: Boys 3rd/4th Varsity 4+ Final 3rd Place 148(R.Chase, L.Halloran, W.Davis, S.Matin, [C.Dillon]) BRONZE
The Fall cheerleaders cheered on the Varsity and JV football teams.  They are preparing for their competition season that begins at the end of October. They are lead by Captains Daysia Fox and Madelyn Driscoll.  The Bay State Cheer competition will be held on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Braintree High School.

The MHS Girls Soccer team finished the season with a record of 8 wins and 9 losses. This qualifies the girls varsity team for the DII MIAA tournament. Tournament games have yet to be determined. The first tournament game is expected to be played on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Junior Sophie Cousineau finished the regular season with 11 goals, 9 assists and 20 points to lead the Herget Division of the BSC. Chae Diani had 9 goals, 6 assists, and 15 pints, followed by Kendall Stanley with 6 goals, 5 assists, and 11 points.