Friday, February 16, 2018

SAT Prep Registration Open through March 3rd

Please see the information below outlining our Spring SAT Prep course.  Registration is open beginning today through March 3rd.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Music Festival Season is Upon Us...

Submitted by Dawn Sykes, Director of Fine Arts, Music, Family & Consumer Sciences

Last weekend, 65 Milton High and Pierce Middle School musicians travelled to Hanover High School to audition for the junior and senior music festivals hosted by the Southeastern School Bandmasters Association (SEMSBA).  Of the 65 Milton students who auditioned for a seat in one of the ensembles, 48 were selected!  Among the notable highlights, Julia Nerenberg, a Milton High Junior, will serve as Concert Mistress in the SEMSBA Senior Festival Orchestra, and six of the 17 students in the SEMSBA Jazz Band will be from Milton!

SEMSBA Junior Festival Participants:

Blackburn, Kaitlyn
Dwyer, Lucia
Green, Bridget
Howard, Michael
Hughes, Mallory
Kosiba, Sophie
Lundbohm, Ava
Massad, Madison
McCarthy, Fiona
Nguyen, Ha-Yen
O'Neill, Claudia
Queally, Rosin
Shen, Margaret
Williams, Victoria

Baker, Katherine
Halpin-Quiroga, Adriana
Lydon, Keira
Palmer, Luke
Spinale, Anna

SEMSBA Senior Festival Participants:

Au, Ryan
Botsford, Annabel
Conley, Colleen
Cormack, Lilja
Cross, Nicola
DeFilippo, Julia
Duggan, Ava
Farrar, Jada
Hancock, Sarah
Harris, Veronica
Hogan, Paula
Hyppolite, Dominik
Le, Catherine
Le, James
Link, Esme
Marc, Jahdiele
Marc, Lemuel
McKay, Henry
Nerenberg, Julia
Neville, Giselle
O'Hanlon, Laura
Pentland, Kaleigh
Piliavin, Isaac
Possi, Kate
Rose, Coleman
Scott, Brendan
Smith, Caleb
Smith, Milan
Wong, Annie

On the weekend prior, 29 Milton students attended the Eastern District Junior Festival Auditions at Needham High School, and the following 14 students were accepted:  

MMEA- Eastern District Junior Festival:

Carroll, Sadie
Clancy, John Barron
Fay, Brian
Fay, Timothy
Hollingsworth-Hays, Max
Howard, Michael
Kosiba, Sophie
Queally, Roisin
WIlliams, Victoria

Higgins, Sam
Madigan, Cecile
Ollivierre, Franklin
Palmer, Luke
Walko, Claire

Please join me in congratulating our students and their directors for another outstanding representation of Milton Music!  

Thank-you, as well, to our audition chaperones Rebecca Damiani, Julia Hanna, Kaitlyn Laprise, and Debra Miller.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Scholastic Art & Writing Award Winners

Submitted by Karen Hughes, Art Teacher:
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Through the Awards, students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Through the Scholastic Awards, teens in grades 7–12 from public, private, or home schools can apply in 29 categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published. 
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12.
This year, students submitted more than 330,000 works of visual art and writing to the Scholastic Awards; more than 90,000 works were recognized at the regional level and celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies. The top art and writing at the regional level were moved onto the national stage, where more than 2,700 works earned National Medals. National Medalists and their educators will be celebrated at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
The Scholastic Art Competition 2018 winners are:
Grace Baker, Honorable Mention in Painting
Genevieve Connelly, Gold Key in Drawing

Grace Curran, Gold Key in Photography

Nick Daly, two Silver Keys both in Painting
Julia DeFilippo, Honorable Mention in Drawing
Zawadi Dore-Tyrell, Honorable Mention in photography and Silver Key in Photography
James Eder, Silver Key in Drawing
Rachel Egersheim, Honorable Mention in Photography
Jackson Hoy, Honorable Mention in Photography
Claude Janvier, Honorable Mention in Photography
Jadin Jones, Honorable Mention in Art Portfolio
Aislinn Mershon, Gold Key in Drawing
Bridget Mitchell, Honorable Mention in Photography
Thuy-Anh Ramos, Silver Key in Photography
Melvin Rosario, Gold Key and two Honorable Mentions in Photography

Rosalind Smith, Gold Key in Art Portfolio and Honorable Mention in Photography
Andrew Viveiros, Honorable Mention in Photography

Friday, January 26, 2018

Exciting News for Milton’s Student Musicians

Submitted by Dawn Sykes, Director of Fine Arts, Music, Family & Consumer Sciences

Milton Public Schools will be strongly represented at this year’s Massachusetts Music Educators Association All State Conference and Festival!  In the upcoming weeks, students from Pierce Middle School and Milton High School will be joining select students from across Massachusetts to rehearse and perform in the honors ensembles. 

This year, six Pierce Middle School singers were selected for the All State Treble Chorus. The following students will prepare a full program of concert repertoire to be rehearsed and performed at the festival:  Kyla Miller, Julia Mangum, Owen Creamer, Zoie Lebron, Fiona Zimon, William Heffron.  Also, four of the MHS musicians who advanced to All State auditions will perform in the Massachusetts Concert Band, Mixed Chorus or Orchestra.  These students will spend three days in rehearsal preparing for a performance culminating at Boston’s Symphony Hall: Annabel Botsford (Chorus, Alto), Nethania Marc (Orchestra, Violin), Kaleigh Pentland (Chorus, Alto), and Benjamin Scott (Concert Band, Euphonium). Congratulations to the students and their directors for this notable accomplishment.

In addition to individual student participation in the All State Festival, ensembles are encouraged to audition to be featured as exemplary performing groups at the music educators conference that runs in conjunction with the festival.  This year, MHS’s Cellar Dwellers Jazz Combo have been invited to perform!  Congratulations to group members Coleman Rose, Lemuel Marc, Dylan MacLeod, Henry Link, Jamie Eder, Billy Liddell, and their Director, Rebecca Damiani in receiving such an immense honor.

Did you know the Cellar Dwellers have an album on iTunes?