Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Upcoming MHS Guidance Department Events

Submitted by Karen Cahill, Milton High School Guidance Director

1st EVENT: Thursday, March 23rd: How to Make College Affordable for You
Nearly 70% of parents in a recent survey were unhappy with the way they funded college. Make sure you're part of the happy 30%! Learn how to fix where you are unnecessarily and unknowingly losing money on college. Todd Weaver, Senior Vice President at Strategies For College, Inc. will be here to speak to parents and students on how to make  college affordable to you!
Please join us on Thursday, March 23rd at 6:30pm in the Milton High auditorium to learn more!
Students and parents/guardians are all welcome from any grade! This is important information to hear! The sooner the better!

2nd EVENT: Wednesday, March 29th: Program of Studies/AP Information Night
A comprehensive overview of our course offerings, level choices, graduation requirements and overall course selection process. Following the presentation in the auditorium, AP Teachers and department heads will be available to answer specific questions you may have.

Both of these events will begin at 6:30 pm in the MHS Auditorium.

All parents/guardians and students are welcome and encouraged to attend both events!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Two Scholastic National Award Medal Recipients for MHS

Submitted by Art Teacher Karen Hughes:

Scholastic National Award Medal Recipients were announced for the US on Tuesday March 14th. Only students with Gold Medals from the State Scholastic Awards were moved on to compete in the National Finals. Out of a total of 120 MA State National Award winners Milton High School has three National Awards awards.  Both Rachael and Sarah have been my students for four years, taking every imaginable art course at MHS and have received a number of departmental awards. Sarah was accepted to MA College of Art and a number of other colleges, and Rachael was accepted to Parsons School of Design in NYC, her top choice. Both Sarah and Rachael were in the original ACE student group in elementary and middle school and attribute their love and passion for the arts to the art experience they both received in the Milton Public Schools from elementary to high school. They are both planning to continue in the arts after high school. This is a first for our district.
I am so proud to give you the results:

Rachael Tomaszewski won a Silver National Medal for her entire Art Portfolio titled: A Family Portrait

Sarah Lam won two individual National Medals: a Gold Medal for her Print titled: All Eyes on You, and a Silver Medal for her Photograph titled: Fog.

Milton High School has had three total National Award Winners total in the past years: Mairead Dambruch, Michael Wyatt, and James Gallagher. 

Both Sarah and Rachael will be accepting their medals with their families in NYC at Carnegie Hall, joining all the national winners throughout the US in June.

Monday, March 13, 2017

MHS Chamber Ensemble at the Massachusetts Music Educators Conference

The MHS Chamber Ensemble performed at the Massachusetts Music Educators Conference at the Boston Sheraton on Friday, March 10th.  Congratulations to Ms. Thoresen and the entire ensemble!

Putting for Patients at Milton High School March 18th

The MHS Student Government is hosting their 2nd annual Putting for Patients event this weekend to raise money for the Jimmy Fund. They will transform the Copeland Field House into an 18-hole mini golf course on Saturday, March 18 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.  In addition to the 18-hole mini golf course, there will be a long putt contest, raffle prizes, face painting and a caricaturist.  ALL of the proceeds go to the Jimmy Fund.  Hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Drama Club Advances to State Semi-Finals on March 18

Submitted by Drama Club Advisor Jaymes Sanchez

I'm proud to announce that the Drama Club's production of ALCHEMY OF DESIRE/DEAD MAN'S BLUES has advanced to the State Semi-Finals of the Massachusetts State Drama Festival after an outstanding performance by the entire company on Saturday.

Four of our students were named to the "All-Star Company": The judges recognized Jada Farrar and Grace Varela for their acting, Lucas Kery for lighting design, and Julia Butler her direction of the production.

We will perform in the State Semi-Finals at Norwell High School on Saturday March 18. Give these artists a round of applause!