Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dramatic Readings from To Kill a Mockingbird

Please join us at the Milton Public Library on Sunday, October 28th at 2:00 pm for dramatic readings from the Milton Reads! 2012 book selection To Kill a Mockingbird. The Milton Players are partnering with the Milton High School Drama club to present selections from this classic Pulitzer prize winning novel.

Visit for more information about Milton Reads! 2012.

The Monster Dash 5K is this Sunday, October 28

The 14th Annual Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk & Kids' Fun Run is this Sunday, October 28.  Please come and join us for some family fun!  For more information on this event, please see our previous post.  

The Fruit Center Give Back Program

Great news! Once again, The Fruit Center has generously offered the Give Back Program to the Milton Public Schools!  This wonderful fundraising event will take place the week of November 5th thru November 9th at the Milton Market Place. All you need to do is print the voucher for Milton High School and shop as many times as you like during the week of 11/5-11/9.  20% of your purchase will be returned to MHS.  

This is a fantastic fundraising opportunity for MHS!  You can give vouchers to your family, friends and co-workers who shop at the Fruit Center to earn extra money for our school.  Each time you shop, you have to have the voucher with you.  Print as many as you like. Last year the elementary schools raised over $5000!

Thank you for your support and happy shopping!
Kathy, Dawn, Tricia and Anna

"Hairspray" Opens Tomorrow, October 26th

MHS students have been hard at work on the musical, Hairspray, which opens tomorrow.  For more information about the show, please see our previous post.  

Below is a link to a commercial for the show.  Watch it and enjoy!

Hairspray Commercial

Thank you to Mr. Lopresti's Digital Video class!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Costumes for a Cause!

From the MHS Student Leaders:
We invite students and teachers to participate in a special fundraising event: Costumes for a Cause!  All proceeds from this event will be donated to the organization Families Helping Families.  
Here is how it works:
During the week of October 22 - 26, students can “vote” during all lunches for their favorite Halloween costume category.  Teachers that volunteer to participate will wear a costume from the winning category on October 31!  The “voting” will be in the form of contributing money to jars that will be labeled with the following costume categories:
Historic Character
Different Decade
Opposite Gender
Scary Movie

Please help us raise money for a good cause and have a little Halloween fun!  


Monday, October 22, 2012

MHS Presents "Hairspray" this Weekend - Tickets on Sale NOW!

Showtimes (Charles C. Winchester Auditorium, Milton High School):
Friday, October 26th at 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 27th at 2:00 pm
Saturday, October 27th at 7:00 pm

$10.00 for adults
$7.00 students 
Tickets may be purchased at the MHS main office and Pierce Middle School main office, weekdays from 9:00 am -1:00 pm beginning October 15.

Directed and Choreographed by Ms. Rebecca Damiani
Musical Direction by Dr. Noreen Diamond Burdett
Technical Direction by Mr. Paul Damiani.

For more information, see our previous post.

Here are some pictures from the rehearsals...

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Coming Soon: The Musical Comedy, "HAIRSPRAY"

Milton High School proudly presents the Broadway musical comedy "HAIRSPRAY" based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters.

A cast of 60 Milton High students will dance and sing through the 1960s- era comedy. HAIRSPRAY is a family-friendly musical full of laughter, romance, and great tunes.  Set in Baltimore in 1962, teen Tracy Turnblad has one passion - to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy goes from social outcast to sudden star. She aims to use her newfound power to integrate a TV network, dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, and win the affections of a local heartthrob, all without damaging her hair'do!

Showtimes are October 26th at 7:00 pm, and Saturday, October 27th at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm in the Charles C. Winchester auditorium, Milton High School. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $7.00 students.  Tickets may be purchased at the MHS main office and Pierce Middle School main office, weekdays from 9:00 am -1:00 pm beginning October 15.

Directed and Choreographed by Ms. Rebecca Damiani

Musical Direction by Dr. Noreen Diamond Burdett
Technical Direction by Mr. Paul Damiani.

Join us!

Attention Parents/Guardians of Seniors

You have the opportunity to purchase yearbook "ad" space to send a special message to your senior.  See the flyer below for more information!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Ex-Celtic Chris Herren to Speak at MHS about Substance Abuse - Thursday, October 18th

Tomorrow night at 7:00 pm, ex-Celtic Chris Herren will speak at Milton High School in an Anti-Substance Abuse Presentation.  The event is open to all community members and will take place in the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium.  For more information, see our previous post or the flyer below.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

PSAT for Grades 10 & 11 on October 17th


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012, Milton High School will be administering the PSAT to all 10th and 11th graders. While this opportunity is a great benefit for our sophomores and juniors, it creates some logistical issues. In order to provide a quiet test-taking environment and appropriate proctoring, it is necessary to create a unique schedule for 9th and 12th graders on October 17th. Please make a note of the following: 

      Students in grades 10 and 11 will start school at the regular time of 7:50 a.m. and report to their grade level homeroom. When the testing is over students will resume their normal schedule for the rest of the day. Students must be on time for the test.  Once the test starts no one can be admitted to the testing.

      Students in grades 9 and 12 will start school at 11:15 a.m. by going to their 5th period class. If a student has first lunch then he/she will go to lunch and then go to his/her 5th period class. There will be no block day on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

      Please remember student athletes must be in attendance for the designated amount of time to be eligible to participate in a practice or game.

Buses on this day will run on the regular schedule. We realize that this may create a timing issue for freshmen and seniors who may take the bus. If it is not possible to arrange alternative transportation on this day, students may spend time in the morning in the cafeteria. 

MHS Boosters "Swing for Sports 2012" Fundraiser

The Milton High School Boosters will hold their annual golf and tennis tournament, "Swing for Sports", on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at the Wollaston Golf Club.  All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the athletes of MHS.  Please see the flyer below for more information.

Click here to register now. 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Former Boston Celtic, Chris Herren, to Speak at MHS

Former Boston Celtic and local high school basketball star Chris Herren will provide two anti-substance abuse presentations to Milton High School students and members of the community on October 18th and 19th. The community presentation will take place at a town-meeting style event on Thursday, October 18th at 7 pm in the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium and the student presentation will take place Friday, October 19th at 9am in the Copeland Field House. The presentations will last approximately one hour and will include a Question and Answer session.

Herren, who played against Milton High School when he was a member of the Durfee High School Hilltoppers from Fall River, will detail his rise and fall as a basketball player and the struggles with substance abuse that derailed his career and nearly killed him. His story is well known and was recently the subject of the Emmy winning ESPN documentary, Unguarded.

Prior to that, Herren was the subject of two books, Fall River Dreams and Basketball Junkie, both written by Bill Reynolds, a renowned author and sportswriter for the Providence Journal Bulletin. Herren addresses audiences all over the country and has spoken at West Point, The University of Florida, The University of Rhode Island, Northeastern University, Salve Regina, Curry College and over 30 public schools.

The student presentation is sponsored by the Milton Foundation for Education, The Milton High School Boosters, and the Milton Public Schools.

The town-meeting style presentation is being sponsored by The Milton Board of Health, the Youth Counselor Emeritus, and the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Further information regarding Chris Herren and his presentations can be found at his website,

14th Annual Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk & Kids' Fun Run - Sunday, October 28

The Milton Foundation for Education is holding the 14th Annual Milton Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk & Kids’ Fun Run on Sunday, October 28, 2012.  All proceeds of the Monster Dash - Sam Cichello Memorial Fund - will support science enrichment in the Milton Public Schools.  The Sam Cichello Memorial Fund was created in 1999 in memory of Sam Cichello, a Tucker Elementary School student.  
  • Race registration opens at 9:30 AM and the 5K begins at 11 AM.
  • The 5K registration fee is only $20 by October 22nd and $25 on race day. 
  • The kids’ fun run registration is only $7 per child with a $15 maximum for a family.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Engineering Mentors Needed For Robotics Club

Are you an engineer?

The Milton High School robotics team is looking for engineering mentors to help design and build our robot.  This year’s challenge, Ring it Up, requires a robot that can remove plastic rings and place them onto a PVC stand.  We meet Tuesday and Thursday after school and on Saturdays.  

If you are interested please contact Mrs. Decker or Mr. Diamond at

State Championship 2012
State Meet 2012

2012 Team Getting Ready

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Athletic Hall of Fame 5th Induction Ceremony

Fifth Induction Ceremony
October 20, 2012

Tickets are $60 and can be purchased by contacting Bill Donovan at 

5:30 Unveiling Ceremony at the Copeland Field House

6:30 – 7:30 Cocktails

7:30 – 8:30 Family Style Dinner at The Lantana in Randolph

8:30 – 10:00 Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to the 2012 Inductees:
Kevin Blake — 1975 Student/Athlete football, hockey, indoor track, baseball
Tara Bligh — 2000 Student/Athlete field hockey, basketball, lacrosse
Jenna Bortolotti — 2007 Student/Athlete softball, soccer, gymnastics and dance team 
John “Jackie” Donahue Jr. — 1973 Student/Athlete football, track
Adam Donovan — 2007 Student/Athlete football, basketball
Dennis M. Duggan, Jr. — Friend/Contributor from 1980-2002
Daniel Egan — 1982 Student/Athlete soccer, ski team, track
Michael Ferris — 1999 Student/Athlete soccer, hockey, lacrosse
James M. Flaherty — 1955 Student/Athlete basketball
Jim Fredericksen — “Coach Fred” Coach football, basketball, indoor track, softball
Sean Goodwin — 1990 Student/Athlete soccer, hockey, outdoor track
Paul MacDonald — 1950 Student/Athlete football, hockey, baseball
Ellen McCarthy Needham — 1985 Student/Athlete volleyball, basketball, tennis
Alisha Moran — 2001 Student/Athlete soccer, basketball, outdoor track
Elimu Nelson — 1991 Student/Athlete soccer, basketball
Joe Sidoti — 1964 Student/Athlete football, wrestling, track
John Whelpley — 1950 Student/Athlete football, baseball, basketball
The 1955 Indoor Track Team
The 1957 Outdoor Track Team
The 1972 Indoor Track Team
The 1996 Women’s Cross Country Team

Japanese Exchange

On Friday, September 28th, Milton High School participated in their annual Japanese Exchange Program. Milton's students and staff welcomed Principal Junko Tanaka, 303 students, 13 teachers, and other adults from Sakae Higashi High School in Japan into the building for the visit. The day consisted of an assembly, which included performances by the MHS Marching Band and the Sakae Higashi Cheerleaders, and student shadowing for the remainder of the day. There were a lot of smiles and conversations between the Japanese students, our student ambassadors and other students from the general population. Thank you to teacher Ms. Kelley and MPS parent Steve Shapiro for organizing and planning the event. 

The following pictures are from Ms. Mullen's Child Study class.



Milton High Students Receive Adams Scholarships

A group of Milton High School seniors were recently notified that they have qualified for the John & Abigail Adams Scholarship. This scholarship provides a tuition waiver for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education at a Massachusetts state college or university.

Massachusetts public high school students become eligible for the scholarship when they score at the Advanced and Proficient levels on grade 10 MCAS tests in English and Mathematics. (A student must earn a score of Advanced on the ELA or Mathematics test and a score of Proficient or higher on the second test). In addition, students must have combined scores from the MCAS tests that place them in the top 25% of students in the graduating class in their district.

For more information about the John & Abigail Adams Scholarships, click here:

Congratulations to: Patrick Adley, Clayton Baker, Ryan Baker, Alexandra Barber, Saidhbhe Berry, Samantha Brennan, Ellen Chow, David Cleckley, Nicole Cremmen, Abigail Crum, Molly Dempsey, Theresa Doherty, Kara Donovan, Courtney Driscoll, Kayla Drummond, Bradley Dumais, Peter Eberhardt, Destiny Edouard, Molly Farmer, Christian Farrar, Aidan Flanagan, Andrew Flynn, Cara Genduso, Casey Glynn, Simone Greaves, Catherine Green, Abigail Greenwood, Caitlin Griffin, Robert Halloran, Ian Handy, Eileen Hiew, Cara Hogan, Miles Holland, Mitchell Johnson, Lilly Kasuba, Morgan Kelley, Brendan Kelly, Julia Keohane, Emily Lenane, Amanda Liberty, Megan MacIsaac, Daniel Madden, Deanna Maher, Caroline Maniscalco, Richard McGovern, Stefania Mijal, Patrick Miller, Dilanna Morrison, Christine Murphy, Hannah Musgrove, Michael Musto, Kimberly Ngai, Luke Nourie, Yaritzi Nunez, Sinead O’Connor, Madeleine O’Leary, Anika Obasiolu, Aria Perkins, Madison Perlick, Courtney Peterson, Nicole Peterson, Gregory Rodney, Alison Ryan, Nicholas Savage, Christine Sgroi, Isabelle Smith, Timothy Vhay, Stephanie Ward, Daniel White, Mona Yuan.

Oedipus Rex in Senior English

submitted by Ms. Johnson

On September 25th, Ms. Johnson's Senior English class wrote and performed their own versions of Oedipus Rex. After reading the play, they were required to participate in a variety of projects that deepened their understanding of the material. Students created storyboards, poems, music videos and original compositions in the spirit of Greek Theater. This is a photo of their final project.

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Debate Team Competes at Yale

Six representatives from Milton High School Debate Team competed with over 500 other students from around the nation in public forum debate at the Yale Invitational in New Haven, Connecticut on September 21st - 23rd.  The Yale Invitational is an annual debate tournament hosted by the Yale Debate Association, an undergraduate debating society at Yale University.  The students from MHS were divided into three teams which all went 3 - 3 in their competition.  Ms. Warn, one of the MHS Debate Team's advisors, shared that the students "received great comments for their knowledge, poise and understanding of the resolution".  

Thank you to advisors Ms. Warn and Mr. Fitzgerald for working tirelessly to prepare these students for their competition.  We are extremely proud of the manner in which these students represented MHS at the tournament.

Students: Jack Caljouw, Cormac Conners, Tess Deaibes, Chris Dsida, Ailsa Jeffries, and Chris Ricciuti.