Friday, December 28, 2012

Student of the Quarter Awards - Term 1

Principal Jette and the 2012-13 Term 1 Students of the Quarter

In late November, in the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium, eighteen Milton High School students were honored for their outstanding academic achievement throughout the first term.  Students were nominated by their teachers and final selections were agreed upon by department.  The event began with music performed by the MHS String Sextet and followed with a reception and pictures.  

Congratulations to the winners of the Student of the Quarter award for Term 1!

Alexandra Jones
Felipe Rodriguez

Business Education
Miles Holland
Mona Yuan

Aleesa Cruceta
Rebecca Simms

Family and Consumer Sciences
Alex Petion

Dan Halloran
Sinead O'Connor

Matthew McAuliffe
Taryn Rae

Alexandra Barber
Matthew Wong

Physical Education & Health
Katelyn Moore
Gabriel Silva

Amanda Liberty

World Languages
Simone Greaves
Nick Savage

National Honor Society Fall Induction Ceremony

We are very proud of the most recent class of inductees to Milton High School's chapter of the National Honor Society.  The Fall Induction Ceremony took place in November in the Charles Winchester Auditorium.  Thank you to NHS advisors Mr. Nelson and Ms. Billings for organizing the event.

Congratulations to the new NHS members:

Reardon Baker
Christian Farrar
Vivian Leung
Dan Madden
Deanna Maher
Eliza Trickett
Meghan Wilson
Simone Greaves
Tim Vhay

Principal Jette addressing the inductees

Also, congratulations to the new NHS Officers:
Ailsa Jeffries, President
Aria Perkins, Vice President
Patrick Adley, Treasurer
Camille Van Allen, Secretary
Dan Halloran, Public Relations Officer
Amanda Liberty, Historian

Ms. Billings and Mr. Nelson with the newly sworn-in NHS officers

MHS Athletics - Week of Dec 31, 2012

Below are the dates and times of athletic events for next week.  Dates/times may be subject to change.  Please check Schedule Star for the most up-to-date information.

Boys Ice Hockey

Wednesday, January 2
4:45 pm Boys JV Ice Hockey @ Needham
5:00 pm Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Barnstable

Saturday, January 5
6:00 pm Boys Varsity Ice Hockey vs. Walpole - HOME (Ulin)
8:00 pm Boy's JV Ice Hockey vs. North Quincy - HOME (Ulin)

Girls Ice Hockey

Saturday, January 5
6:50 pm Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Walpole

Boys Wrestling

Thursday, January 3
7:00 pm Boys Varsity Wrestling @ Norwood

Saturday, January 5
10:00 am Boys Varsity Wrestling (Cohasset Tournament)

Boys Basketball

Friday, January 4
3:45 pm Boys Freshman Basketball @ Natick
5:15 pm Boys JV Basketball @ Natick
6:30 pm Boys Varsity Basketball @ Natick

Girls Basketball

Friday, January 4
3:45 pm Girls Freshman Basketball vs. Natick - HOME
5:00 pm Girls JV Basketball vs. Natck - HOME
6:30 pm Girls Varsity Basketball vs Natick - HOME

Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays

Enjoy the time with your family and friends over the next week.  Have a wonderful holiday break and Happy New Year 2013!

We look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.


Monday, December 17, 2012

Mock Trial Team

The Milton High School Mock Trial Team is participating this year in the Statewide High School Mock Trial Tournament, which will take place in January and February of 2013.  The tournament is sponsored by the law firm Brown Rudnick in association with the Massachusetts Bar Association.  Our high school team, under the leadership of newly elected Captains Mittou Metayer and Sharon Lui, are currently investigating a “murder case” in which a woman was allegedly poisoned by a family member for her extensive fortune.  The students are working diligently to prepare opening statements, direct and cross examination of witnesses, closing arguments, and studying witness affidavits and exhibits to prepare for their first competition against Newton Country Day School.  The team will also be competing against Newton South High School and Belmont High School.  Good luck to the team, and many thanks to high school team advisor Mike Matisoff, and attorney coach volunteers Pierre Monette and Michael Chinman.

MHS Debate Team Competition News

The Milton High School Debate team recently competed in the Lincoln Sudbury Speech and Debate Tournament. This was the second consecutive weekend our students dedicated their time to competing in public forum debate, since they also attended the Dighton-Rehoboth tournament.  At Lincoln-Sudbury, within public forum debate alone, there were 89 teams (178 students) competing. Throughout the day, our students debated the resolution: The United States should prioritize tax increases over spending cuts. Milton High had a strong showing, with 23 students participating.  Although all of our students were successful in at least one round, Ailsa Jeffries and Chris Dsida went 3 and 1 for the four regular rounds; winning many compliments from their judges. In addition, the pair of Cormac Conners and Isabelle Smith won all four of their regular rounds, making it to the final rounds of the tournament (along with 7 other teams). Although they lost in their final round, they came in 6th place overall for the day, edging out some incredible competition. Cormac was also able to secure 10th place individually, for speaker points.
We are grateful to Debate Team Coaches Nick Fitzgerald and Nancy Warn, as well as parents Mike Dsida, Lisa Rebrovic, Mike Caljouw and Rob Shepard. The Debate team's next tournament is at Newton South on January 12th.
Members of the MHS Debate Team (picture taken at another event)

News from the Music Department

Joe Marinilli was one of 22 trumpet players accepted to the Boston Crusaders Drum Corps. Over 200 students age 16-21 auditioned at Boston, Florida and Texas locations over two weekends in early December for a spot in the world class drum corps. Joe will attend a series of camps in Florida before beginning a three month summer tour of competition and exhibition all over the US and some locations in Canada culminating in an opportunity to perform in the Drum Corps International world championship.  Congratulations!

Ten students from MHS were selected by audition to perform in the 2013 Massachusetts All State Music Festival.  They auditioned on Saturday, December 15th, at Shrewsbury High School, competing against students from all across Massachusetts.  The festival will take place the last weekend of February  (which is also the first weekend of March).  The culminating performance will be at Boston's Symphony Hall.

  • Band - Kristen Ingraham, Rebecca Simms, Simon Eder
  • Orchestra - Lily Moerschel, Rose Moerschel
  • Chorus - Bailey McDonnell, Eliza Trickett, Andrew Flynn, Andrew Mowe, Garrett Sager
We are so proud of these students!

Stand Up 2012: Anti-Bullying Rally

Last month, nineteen Pierce Middle School and eighteen Milton High School students travelled to Lowell to attend the “Stand Up 2012” anti-bullying rally at Tsongas Arena. Nearly 5,000 students and teachers from across Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island came together to attend this one-day program.  We were proud to have such a wonderful group of Milton students to represent our schools.  

School-to-Careers Partnership: Go to School Day

On Tuesday, December 4th, Milton High welcomed members of the business and legislative community to meet our students, hear from our teachers, and experience firsthand the quality of our school during the School-to-Careers Partnership Go to School Day.  The following guests were invited to spend the morning at the high school:

  • Attorney Sabina Herlihy, Principal
  • Mr. Milan Hermida, TD Bank
  • Senator Brian Joyce
  • Ms. Becky Klayman, South Shore Hospital
  • Mr. Gary Sozzi, GT Reilly Accounting Associates  

Here is some feedback from our guests:
"What a wonderful opportunity to see what is being taught in our high schools today, especially the integration of real life experiences into the curriculum."

"Everyone in all of the classes was very welcoming.  The program is well run and it is a valuable experience for students to interact with people in the workforce."

Senator Joyce speaks to a history class

Mr. Gary Sozzi visits a Technology Essentials class.

Ms. Becky Klayman interacts with students.