Friday, September 28, 2012

Milton High Sends Team to M.I.T. Academic Quizbowl

Maryam El-Sayed, Nick Juzyca, Anton Libsch and Mike Musto traveled to the M.I.T. campus to compete in the M.I.T. Fall Quizbowl Tournament on Saturday, September 22, 2012. Congratulations to the team on an outstanding performance. Special congratulations go out to Nick Juzyca and Mike Musto; Nick's individual score was within the top 6% of the competition and Mike scored in the top quarter of the competition. Thank you to the team for representing Milton High!

MHS 8th Grade Parent Information Night - Thursday, October 11th

Milton High School will be hosting an information night for parents of eighth graders starting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, in the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium.  There will be an opportunity for parents to meet some staff members and students.  Building tours will be offered.  

The mission of Milton High School is to graduate students who are equipped to reach their potential and contribute to the global community by engaging them in a rigorous, enriching educational program that emphasizes respect, achievement and citizenship.

Please see the flyer below for more information.  We hope to see you there!

MHS 8th Grade Parent Info Night

Friday, September 21, 2012

Constitution Day

Monday, September 17th, was Constitution Day.  MHS students participated in a variety of lessons in their History classes in honor of the day.  Freshmen in Modern World Cultures examined the Constitution as a document that reflects the ideals of the Enlightenment, and sophomores discussed different aspects of the Bill of Rights in their US History I class.  Our juniors are studying the era of Reconstruction in their US II classes, so they studied the importance of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, and their influence in American history.

Students in Ms. Warn's US I History Class

Thursday, September 20, 2012

From Courtyard to Plate

In honor of Harvest for Students week, here is a post from the MHS Foods teacher, Mrs. Lovett:

As the days in May were getting longer, sunnier and warmer, the Foods students at Milton High School were busy planting in the courtyard. Non woven "grow" bags were filled with soil, fertilizer and seeds. Students cut organic seed potatoes into pieces containing an "eye" and placed them in the soil. As the potato plants sprouted, more soil was added to keep the potatoes well below the ground for protection from too much heat or water.  Carrot and radish seeds were also planted with mixed results. The radishes were teeny tiny and the carrots varied from longer than a pencil with a diameter of about one inch to two inches long. The seed  potatoes did not disappoint, though. Students harvested Yukon Gold, Cranberry Red and Fenton Blue potatoes last week. The potatoes grew on the end of the roots of the plants and varied from very large to marble size.  Students scrubbed, cooked, mashed and baked them.  The taste test did prove that our VERY local potato products were superior to store bought.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Governor Patrick Visits Milton High to Celebrate Harvest for Students Week

Milton High was honored to host Governor Deval Patrick and other officials as they kicked off the start of Harvest for Students week on the morning of Monday, September 17th. Harvest for Students week is a part of the Massachusetts Farm to School Project. See more about Harvest for Students week at Milton in our previous post or on the Milton Public Schools Superintendent's blog.

Credit: Moira Downes

Internationally Acclaimed Poet Visits Mr. Midura's Class

Ms. Diana Ferrus, an internationally acclaimed poet, writer, story-teller, and performer visited  Mr. Midura's D-period Contemporary Issues class on Thursday, September 13th. Ms. Ferrus works with youth in her country and all over the world. Her presentation included matters of race, gender, and class. The students were moved by her stories and her poetry. We were lucky to have her at Milton High while she was visiting from Cape Town, South Africa! 

From left to right:  Ms. Kreuzer (Vice Principal), Ms. Wright (Humanities
Department Head), Ms. Diana Ferrus, Ms. Beech (Vice Principal)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Harvest for Students Week: September 17-21

Next week, the Milton Public Schools Food Services will be celebrating “Harvest for Students Week".  It is our fifth year celebrating the wonderful collaboration we have developed with Lanni Orchards in the western part of the state.  This year we have also been working with Brookwood Community Farm right here in Milton.  This event is part of the Massachusetts Farm to School Project.

Our produce includes:
Fresh Tomatoes
Green and Red Peppers
Carrot Sticks

We have been serving these wonderful foods all month and will continue as the season allows.  A big THANK YOU goes out to the MPS Director of Food Services, Ms. Morgan, and the MPS Food Services Team.

It is great to enjoy some delicious fruits and vegetables that have been grown locally! 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

MHS Open House - Thursday, 9/13 - 6:30 p.m.

All parents/guardians are encouraged to come to the Open House at Milton High School on Thursday, September 13, 2012.  We will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.  Please read Principal Jette's letter to Parents/Guardians below.  

We look forward to seeing you there!

Open House Letter 9 13 12

Friday, September 7, 2012

2012-2013 Student Government Elections

Students that are interested in running for office this school year should read the 2012-2013 Student Government Elections Packet below.  

Positions available:

  • Student Council
  • Student Advisory Council to the School Committee
  • Athletic Advisory Council
  • Site Council
  • Class Office (Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, and President)
  • Greater Boston Regional Student Advisory Council to the MA Department of Education

Some important dates regarding the elections:

  • Friday, September 14th – Candidacy Declaration, Nomination Forms & Candidates’ Statement Due
  • Tuesday, September 18th – Speeches Due
  • Friday, September 21st – Speeches during Advisory for Seniors & Juniors
  • Monday, September 24th – Speeches during Advisory for Sophomores & Freshman
  • Tuesday, September 25th – Voting

If you have any questions about Student Government, see Mrs. Tom (Room 122) or Mr. Kelly (Room 121).  

2012-2013 Elections Packet

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Communication with Students, Parents/Guardians, and Community Members

Welcome to a new school year!

This year, there will be many ways for you to keep up with what is happening at Milton High School.  We will use methods such as face-to-face conversations and telephone calls to email and social media to communicate with students, families, and the Milton community.

Staff phone numbers can be found through our staff directory.

Staff emails are generally the first initial of the first name followed by the full last name of the staff member.  All staff emails end with Staff can also be contacted through their Edline class websites.

Milton High's Edline page contains basic school information and reminders. Department and class web pages can be accessed through this site. The Daily Bulletin is posted under the Wildcat News section.

Milton High Happenings:
Milton High Happenings is an online blog that will be used for weekly news and special updates. Subscribe to the blog to get Milton High Happenings updates in your email (use the subscription box in the top right corner).

MHS_Tweets is the Milton High School Twitter account that will be used for daily news and updates. We will use the #MiltonHS hashtag to easily search for MHS tweets.