Friday, December 6, 2013

'Cans for Cats' this Saturday, December 7

Milton High School will be holding a 'Cans for Cats' bottle and can drive to benefit MHS Athletics this Saturday, December 7th.  Redeemable bottles and cans will be collected by students at the MHS main entrance from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  Please stop by and support your Wildcats with your can donations. Go Wildcats!



Go Wildcats!


Additional dates for 'Cans for Cats' are listed below:
January 4
February 1
March 1
April 5
May 3
June 7

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Fall Athletics Wrap-up; Winter Sports Start this Week

Winter sports started this week at Milton High School.  Below is the wrap-up of all of our fall sports:

Boys Cross Country (Coach Chuck Ajemian) had a final record of 3 wins and 8 losses. They finished 8th in their end-of-season league meet and competed in the state division meet on November 9, 2013.  The MHS Boys cross country finished their regular strong with a win at Braintree HS.

Girls Cross Country (Coach Tom Shaw) had a final record of 6 wins and 5 losses (first winning record for the team since 2009).  The team participated in the MIAA Division IV recently travelled to the MIAA Massachusetts All State Tournament in Gardner, Mass. Colette O’Leary and Mairead Dambruch were the top two finishers from Milton. The team finished 11th out of 185 teams in the State of Massachusetts. This was a great season for the Girls XC Team – Congrats to the Girls XC Team and Coaches Tom Shaw and Kerry Devin.
Football (Coach Jim Bowes) had a final record of 5 wins and 6 losses.  MHS Football made the MIAA Division III Southwest Tournament.  The team had back-to-back Thanksgiving Day victories in its rivalry with Braintree HS, winning this year's Thanksgiving game 27 - 13.  Bay State Conference 1st Team Herget All Stars: Calwyn Morris, Chula Loomis, Leroy Goodman, Jonathan Pierre, and Zach Mazzarella; Bay State Conference 2nd Team Honorable Mention: Alex Toyias


Golf (Coach Ben Kelly) The MHS Golf team finished their regular season with a record of 11 wins and 4 losses in the Bay State Conference.  This qualified the MHS golf team for the Mass State Tournament on Monday, October 21st at Easton CC.  The golf team finished 4th out of 12 golf teams.  Colin McCabe – Bay State Conference First Team All-Star; Walker Stroud – Bay State Conference Honorable Mention

Boys Soccer (Coach Mike Madden) had a final record of 4-13-1. Bay State Conference First Team All Star: Jonathan Cardoso (Also an Eastern Mass All Star Player). Bay State League Honorable Mention Team:  Matt Sweeney


Girls Soccer (Coach Brian Borde) had a final record of 7-9-2 (6-7-2 in Bay State Conference) Made the MIAA Division II South Sectional Tournament, beating Pembroke 3-1 in the first game, and losing to #1 seed Scituate (3-0) in their second game. Bay State Conference First team All Stars:  Sophomore Sophie Cousineau and Senior Claire Mahoney, Bay State Conference Honorable Mention team: Junior Kendall Stanley.


Volleyball (Coach Robin Lee) had a final record of 7 wins and 14 losses. Made the MIAA Division II Central Tournament, losing to Westborough 3-0. Bay State Conference First Team All Star:  Allison Grassa, Bay State Conference Honorable Mention Team: Meredith Kelly. Also, Girls Volleyball raised over $4,000 for Breast Cancer Research in the Dig Pink Fundraiser.


Crew (Coaches Mike McVeigh and Bill Hamel)
Boys Crew:  4-man crew team are 2013 Fall Crew Massachusetts State Champions (Aidan Cullinane, Jacob Savona, William Hess, Michael Ricciuti, Robert McCullough)
Girls Crew: 4-man team are #2 in the State of Massachusetts for 2013 Fall Crew (Shanaz Mahmood, Emma Heller, Kathryn Weidmann, Olivia Jensen, Meghan Donelan)
The boys’ varsity 8 came in 5th place and the girls’ varsity 8 came in 5th place. The girls’ novice 8 came in 17th place and the boys’ novice 8 came in 12th place.  These are the best results for Milton Crew at the MPSRA Fall State Championship regatta so far.

2013 Fall Crew MA State Champions

Cheerleading (Coach Jessica Parsons)
The cheerleading team kicked off their competition season at an invitational competition at Bridgewater Raynham HS.  The team did not place at the BRHS competition.

Field Hockey (Coach Jamie Donovan) had a final record of 2-14-1. Final Bay State League Record: 2-12-1. Congratulations to Bay State Conference First Team All Star Sophie Chase and Bay State Conference Second Team All Star (Honorable Mention):  Ally Jones.  The future is strong for MHS Field Hockey as the JV team finished with a winning record and the MHS Freshman team finished with a record of 12-2-2.


MHS Financial Aid Night - Wednesday, December 4, at 7 pm

On Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm Christina Coviello, a MEFA Representative will be at Milton High School to give a financial aid presentation.  She will discuss the FAFSA as well as the CSS Profile.  She will also share tips and dispel any myths regarding the financial aid process.  The presentation will take place in the Charles Winchester Auditorium. 

This is open to any parent whether your child is a senior or not. It is never too early to start thinking and planning.

Students are welcome to attend too!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Student of the Quarter, Term 1

On Tuesday, November 19th, in the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium, twenty-two Milton High School students were honored for being chosen as Student of the Quarter for first term.  The students were recognized for their outstanding academic achievement throughout the term.  Students were nominated by their teachers and final selections were agreed upon by department. 

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





Debate Team News

From Debate Team Advisors Ms. Warn and Mr. Fitzgerald:

Milton High Seniors Cormac Conners and Chris Dsida finished second in two debates in November, debating the benefits of the NSA's domestic surveillance program.  On November 9th, the pair placed second out of 53 teams at Dighton-Rehoboth High School.  This past Saturday, November 23rd, the team again placed second out of 54 teams at Lexington High. Senior Captain, Chris Ricciuti, also placed 7th out of 108 debaters, in the individual speaking competition. This was the second time in the last three years that a Milton team placed second at the Lexington tournament.  In 2011, Maya Rosmarin and Ailsa Jeffries also made it to the final round. Although the MHS debate team is still waiting for its first tournament victory, the team has now placed second at three consecutive Massachusetts Speech and Debate League tournaments, going back to March, 2013, when Ailsa Jeffries and Chris Dsida placed second at the state championship, held at Milton High.  The debate team will compete next at Newton-South High School on January 11, 2014.



Chris Dsida and Cormac Conners


Health Services

Below is a message from Milton High School Nurse, Margaret Gibbons: 

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health mandates both scoliosis screening for students in grade 9 and BMI (Body Mass Index) height and weight for students in grade 10.  These screenings will begin during block days after Thanksgiving for semester one students during gym classes.  The second semester student screenings will begin on block days after mid year exams also during gym classes. 

If you do not want your son or daughter to be screened a note from their parent or guardian is REQUIRED to be excused from this mandated screening.  If you have any questions about these screenings please contact Margaret Gibbons, high school nurse @ 617-696-4470 ext. 1 or mgibbons@miltonps.org.  

Milton High Turkey Trotters - First Place!

From MHS Best Buddies Advisors Kelly Losi, Jen Meunier, and Bridget Canty:

This past weekend the Milton High Turkey Trotters came in first place for raising the most money toward Best Buddies Massachusetts at the Milton 5K Gobbler for Best Buddies.

Our goal was to raise $2000 and we raised over $6000!  Thank you for all of your support and effort. We had a great turn out, causing this to be the largest race yet!

The Milton High Turkey Trotters with the "Golden Turkey" trophy.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Winter Sports Registration

MHS Athletics Registrations are now done online at https://www.familyid.com/milton-high-school/winter-2013-14-athletic-registration.
This will make the process of registering for sports teams more efficient and more practical for all student-athletes and families. Fees are as follows:
• $300 – Cheerleading, Basketball (boys & girls), Indoor Track, Ski Team, and Wrestling
• $600 – Ice Hockey (boys & girls)
• $450 = Milton Athletics Swim Club (Club Sport)*
*Milton Athletics Swim Club – We will be practicing at the Egan Center In Milton, 5 days a week, Monday through Friday from 4-5pm. We are hoping to have about 2-3 meets this season and those will most likely be on Saturday afternoons (dates to be determined). The cost will be $450 for the season.”

Reading Rocks!

The following is a post from Mrs. Mullen, Child Study Teacher:

Our annual READING ROCKS celebration is well underway in honor of Family Literacy Month in the Child Study Pre-K on-site lab school at MHS.  Family members as well as our own MHS teachers/administrators have volunteered to read to the children and will continue to do so in the months ahead.  Kicking off our celebration was Mr. Jarboe and Mr. Diamond!  Also participating are Mr. O'Neill, Ms.Crowley, Mr. Mulvey, Mr. Melanson, Mr. Tart, Ms. Markarian and Mr. Damiani!  Thanks to everyone for supporting our celebration of picture books and children's literature.

Mr. Jarboe with the Pre-K class.

A Celebration of Childen's Literature

The following is a post from Mrs. Mullen, Child Study Teacher:

The Child Study II seniors recently finished a collaboration in celebration of Children's Literature with Ms. Jennifer Troy, our MHS librarian “extraordinaire”. The unit was composed of an overview of Children's Literature, a discussion on the importance of teaching children early literacy skills and a mock Caldecott award vote for best illustrations in a children's book. The results of their voting will be compared to the actual Caldecott  book winners in January. The seniors will also have their children's book author studies on display in the library the weeks before Thanksgiving break.

A special thanks to Ms. Troy for her research and dedication on our behalf!

Ms. Troy working with Child Study II students in the Library.

Child Study II students researching children's literature.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

2013 MA High School Photography Exhibit

Five of Mrs. Hughes' AP Studio Art students have been selected to participate in the 2013 Massachusetts High School Photography Exhibit.

Kate Mulvey
Shaun Crofton
Cole Irwin
Michael Tobin
Victoria Zimmer


2013 Massachusetts High School Photography Exhibit

This is an exhibit of the photographic works that were created by students from Massachusetts high schools.   Over twenty high schools from across the Commonwealth are represented in the exhibit.  The exhibit is presented by the Massachusetts Art Education Association in collaboration with the New England Art Education Conference.

State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Second Floor, Boston  
October 7 - November 29  
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday 
(closed Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays)




Clothing I Hat Project

Students in Clothing I have pinned, cut and constructed polar fleece hats that will be donated to St. Mary's Women and Children's Center in Dorchester.  The students used their clothing construction skills to create the children's hats from fabric that was donated to the class.  

Students from Clothing I and their polar fleece creations

Catch Your Child Reading During Family Literacy Month

November is Family Literacy Month and Milton High School is celebrating with a photo contest! 


Interested in Volunteering for the MHS Diversity Committee?

The MHS Diversity Committee is seeking new parent and student members. This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in the school community. In previous years the committee has organized cultural celebrations, professional development opportunities for staff, student forums, resume writing workshops and other exciting initiatives. 
The mission of the Diversity Committee is to promote respect for all people by helping the school community understand the comprehensive diversity that defines the high school population; we foster open communication and understanding in order to validate individual differences and move the high school students, teachers, parents, and administrators beyond basic tolerance. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, November 12th at 4:00 pm in the conference room across from the high school main office
Students will be able to receive community service credit for their time. Feel free to contact any of the current staff members if you have any questions or are interested in attending a meeting to find out more.
Leonice Bernard: lbernard@miltonps.org
Stephen Collyer: scollyer@miltonps.org
Kassandra Derby: kderby@miltonps.org
Nick Fitzgerald: nfitzgerald@miltonps.org
Megan Johnson: mjohnson@miltonps.org
Larry Jordan: ljordan@miltonps.org
Ginny Kime: gkime@miltonps.org
Jennifer Meunier: jmeunier@miltonps.org
Jen Troy: jtroy@miltonps.org

Milton 5K Gobbler for Best Buddies - November 23rd

On Saturday, November 23rd, come join Milton High at the Milton 5K Gobbler for Best Buddies. Registration will be held at Cunningham School . Registration begins at 7 am and the race begins at 9 am.  There will be prizes for the top finishers and a “Golden Gobbler Trophy” for the top individual and team fundraisers. Free T-shirts for the first 300 people to enter and 100% of the proceeds will benefit Best Buddies Massachusetts.  Click here for more information and to register for the event!


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Cheerleaders 'Cans for Cats' - Saturday, November 2nd

The next Milton High School Boosters "Cans for Cats" bottle & can recycling drive will be held on Saturday, November 2nd, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Milton High School. The cheerleaders will be at the front entrance of the high school, 25 Gile Road, to collect your 5 cent cans and bottles to redeem them for cash. All funds earned will support their program. Please stop by and support your Wildcats with your can donations. Go Wildcats!



Go Wildcats!


Additional dates for 'Cans for Cats' are listed below:
December 7
January 4
February 1
March 1
April 5
May 3
June 7

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

15th Annual Monster Dash at Cunningham Park - October 27, 2013

The Milton Foundation for Education is holding the 15th Annual Monster Dash on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at Cunningham Park.  All proceeds of the Monster Dash will benefit the Sam Cichello Memorial Fund.  The Sam Cichello Memorial Fund was created in 1999 in memory of Sam Cichello, a Tucker Elementary School student who died tragically following a playground accident.  To honor Sam’s love of science, all proceeds of the Monster Dash-Sam’s Fund support science enrichment in Milton's four elementary schools.

MHS Proudly Presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC






Friday, October 18, 2013

49th Head of Charles Regatta on Sunday, October 20

Please come to the 49th Head of the Charles regatta to support the Milton High School rowers this Sunday, October 20th.

Milton crew members who are not racing will meet at 9am in front of the Riverside Boat Club - RBC (http://www.riversideboatclub.com/) 769 Memorial Drive Cambridge MA 02139.

Friends of Milton Crew will be stationed next to the RBC boathouse. Please plan accordingly where you want to park your car. You can find all important info about the HOCH regatta here: http://www.hocr.org/.

Milton crew will compete in the following events/line-ups:

Event 34: Men's Youth Fours (Sunday, Oct 20)  9:26am
Entry A: Olivia Sidoti, Jacob Savona, William Hess, Michael Ricciuti, Robert McCullough

Event 35: Men's Youth Eights (Sunday, Oct 20) 10:24am
Entry A: Margaret Boyce, Dane Matejka, Joshua Kery, Liam Halloran, Liam Hines, Shane McLaughlin, Lucas Campbell, Nicolo Gilmore, Paul Corcoran

Event 42: Women's Youth Fours (Sunday, Oct 20) 12:25pm
Entry A: Shanaz Mahmood, Emma Heller, Kathryn Weidmann, Olivia Jensen, Meghan Donelan

We hope to see you there!




Monday, October 14, 2013

PSAT for Grades 10 & 11 on Wednesday, October 16

IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING SCHOOL ON

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

On Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 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 16th. 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. 16.

      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 Music 1st Annual Mattress Sale - Saturday, November 2nd

From the MHS Music Department:

The Milton High School Music Program will be sponsoring our 1st annual mattress sale on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Proceeds go directly to the Music Program! This has been a very successful fundraiser in local school districts for the past 7 years and we are very excited to be able to sponsor this event here at Milton High School for the first time. 

Brand new, name brand mattress sets (Restonic, Symbol, and Therapedic) will be 30% - 60% off retail. Top quality mattress sets with full manufacturer warranties. *** Much higher quality for price than a retail store! ***

All sizes, price ranges, delivery and free layaway will be available. Floor models will be on display at Milton High School from 10AM to 5PM on Saturday November 2nd. If you, or anyone you know is in the market for a new mattress…check out this fundraiser!! If you need a new mattress before this sale or have any questions, please contact Jack Isaacs of Custom Fundraising Solutions at jisaacsCFS@gmail.com

EVERY sale will benefit the Milton Music Program!

MHS Sophomore Honored at Massachusetts Senate Chamber

Ariana Ferrante (sophomore) was welcomed in the Senate Chamber during the first week of October by Senator Brian A. Joyce and Representative Dan Cullinane.  She was being honored for her summer internship as a State House tour guide.  Ariana had to complete an application and interview process as well as pass a written test before being accepted as a tour guide.  The program provides high school students an outstanding opportunity to improve their knowledge and foster interests in history and government, to meet many different kinds of people as well as improve public speaking skills.  Additionally, Ariana was able to complete nearly 100 hours of community service in this capacity as well as learn to navigate the T in and out of the city by herself.  

Congratulations, Ariana!

L to R: Sen. Joyce, Ariana Ferrante, Rep. Cullinane

MHS Boosters 'Swing For Sports' Fundraiser

The Milton High School Boosters will hold their annual golf and tennis tournament, "Swing for Sports", on Monday, October 21, 2013 at the Wollaston Golf Club.  All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the athletes of MHS.  Please see the flyer below for more information.




Friday, October 4, 2013

MHS Parent Information Night on October 8

On Tuesday, October 8th, Milton High School will be hosting an Information Night for parents and guardians of students currently in Grades 5-8.  The event will begin at 6:30 pm in the Charles C.  Winchester Auditorium.

MHS Latin Teacher Wins "Excellence in Teaching" Award

Originally posted by Superintendent Gormley in the October 1, 2013 Superintendent's Eblast: 
I am very pleased to inform the Milton Public School community that one of our teachers, Mary Lou Markarian, was recently notified by the Classical Association of Massachusetts (CAM) that she has been chosen for the “Excellence in Teaching Award” for  2013.
The Executive Committee said, “All of us were impressed with your reputation as a teacher and especially with your success in getting students to apply for, and  win, writing contests. The growth of your program over the years  virtually speaks for itself.  Your wisdom and energy have been apparent for a long time and we are pleased to recognize it.” This award will be presented at the Fall CAM meeting to be held on October 19th in Sturbridge.

Debate Team News

Originally posted in Superintendent Gormley's October 1, 2013 Eblast: 
Our Milton High Debate Team recently traveled to New Haven, Connecticut to take part in a national debate competition and two of our teams advanced to semi-final rounds. Milton High School Debate coaches Nancy Warn and Nick Fitzgerald brought four pairs of debaters to the Yale Invitational tournament:  Katrina Kourtelidis & Tess Deaibes; Olivia Erickson & Anna Lamb; Chris Ricciuti & Jack Caljouw; and Cormac Conners & Chris Dsida.
For the first time ever, Milton High had two teams advance to post rounds at this tournament. There were 480 students competing and four Milton High students — Chris Ricciuti & Jack Caljouw, Cormac Conners & Chris Dsida – all advanced. In addition to the two Milton High teams placing, debaters Chris Ricciuti and Jack Caljouw were ranked in the top 20 at the tournament for speaker points, from a field of 480 students.
The students competed Friday night and all day Saturday as part of the competition. Coaches Warn and Fitzgerald said that all of these students took time out of their summer schedules to begin research and preparations for this tournament, and also attended evening practices from the start of September. The topic for the debate was: Resolved: Unilateral military force by the United States is justified to prevent nuclear proliferation.
This was the largest group of debaters Milton High School has taken to the Yale Invitational and the first time Milton High students have advanced at a national collegiate tournament. More than 240 public forum debaters from across the nation participated in the annual event. Ms. Warn said she would also like to thank Mike Dsida and Mike Ricciuti for sharing the chaperone responsibilities, as well as for judging rounds on Friday night and Saturday.
The Yale Invitational is an annual debate tournament hosted by the Yale Debate Association, an undergraduate debating society at Yale University.

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Originally posted in Superintendent Gormley's October 1, 2013 Eblast:

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently  announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. We are pleased to report that two of Milton High School’s students have been named Semifinalists: Jack Caljouw and Bocar Zilla-Ba.  Congratulations to both students!  These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million that will be offered next spring.
This scholarship is based on scores from the 2012 PSAT. Less than 1% of those who took the PSATs qualified as Semifinalists.
To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title. Good luck to both Jack and Bocar in this next phase.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Exercise for Evan - Saturday, October 12

"Exercise for Evan", a scholarship fundraiser in memory of Evan Jones, will be held on Saturday, October 12, from 1:00 - 4:00 PM on Brooks Field at Milton High School (rain location: Copeland Field House).


Car Wash to Benefit the Volleyball Team & Bottle and Can Drive for Basketball

On Saturday, October 5, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, there will be a car wash at the Cunningham School to benefit the MHS Volleyball Team.  Please stop by and get your car washed for a good cause!



Also, don't forget to drop off your bottles and cans when you are out and about.  The Basketball Team will be hosting a bottle and can drive from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Saturday, October 5 at the high school main entrance.  



Thank you for your support!

Monday, September 30, 2013

'Cans for Cats' Bottle and Can Drive - Saturday, October 5

The Milton High School Basketball Team will be holding a 'Cans for Cats' bottle and can drive this Saturday, October 5.  Please drop off redeemable bottles and cans at the MHS main entrance from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  

Thank you for your support!

Additional dates for 'Cans for Cats' are listed below:
November 2
December 7
January 4
February 1
March 1
April 5
May 3
June 7

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Best Buddies at MHS

The advisors from Milton High's Best Buddies chapter wanted to share a photo from their meeting on Wednesday, September 25.  They had a great turnout, as you can tell from the picture.  Ms. Losi, one of the faculty advisors, said "All of our officers did a great job setting everything up and keeping the meeting running smoothly!" 



Thursday, September 26, 2013

PTSFO Sponsored Financial Aid Workshop - September 26 at 7 PM

The Milton High School PTSFO is holding a meeting on Thursday, September 26th from 7-8 PM in the MHS auditorium.  There will be a guest speaker to discuss the financial side of the college process.

Topics include:

(1)   Overview of the entire financial aid process

(2)   What you can do to minimize your family contribution, and maximize your eligibility for need-based financial aid

(3)   Why you should apply even if you WILL NOT qualify for need-based aid

(4)   How to value different assets – Home, 529’s, retirement, etc.

(5)   Which colleges give the most money

(6)   How to leverage colleges against one another

(7)   How to appeal your financial aid package

(8)   Pros and Cons of different borrowing options

(9)   Q & A with a financial aid expert

This will be an informative night for all parents/guardians and students!!! 

MHS Debate Team News

The debate season is off to a great start!  The Milton High School Debate Team travelled to Connecticut last weekend to participate in the Yale Invitational.

Read the full article on My Town Matters.

Monday, September 23, 2013

MHS Open House is Tonight, September 23, at 6:00 PM

Please see the previous post about tonight's Open House for parents and guardians.  

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

MHS Driver Education Course - Fall 2013

The Fall 2013 Driver Education Course begins on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.  Registration for the course ends on Monday, September 23rd.  For more information, please see the flyer below.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

MHS Golf Team Update

Submitted by MHS Varsity Golf Coach Ben Kelly:

Monday, September 9 - loss vs. Needham at the Milton Hoosic Club with a score of 41.5-66.5.  Low scores for Milton were Colin McCabe and Walker Stroud with 37, and Jack Clark with 38.

Tuesday, September 10 - loss vs. Norwood at the Norwood Country Club with a score of 47.5-60.5.  Low scores for Milton were Colin McCabe and Walker Stroud with 36, Dennis McAuliffe with 37 and Marc Giammarco with 39.

Thursday, September 12 - win vs. Braintree at the Braintree Municipal Golf Course with a score of 57-51.  Low scores for Milton were Marc Giammarco with 36, Walker Stroud with 37, Jason Turner with 38 and Joey Flynn with 39.


Monday, September 16 - win vs. Framingham at the Milton Hoosic Club with a score of 60.5-47.5.  Low scores for Milton were Colin McCabe and Marc Giammarco with 38's, and Jason Turner with a 39.

Art Happenings at MHS

Five of Mrs. Hughes' AP Studio Art students have been selected to participate in the 2013 MA High School Photography Exhibit of Summer Pictures: Kate Mulvey, Shaun Crofton, Cole Irwin, Michael Tobin, and Victoria Zimmer.  

The exhibit will be located at the State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Second Floor, Boston.  It will open on Monday, October 7, and will run through December 6.  The hours are from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday (closed Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays).  

Congratulations!

Wildcat Varsity Football - Home Opener - Friday, September 20

Are you ready for some football?

Come to the MHS Wildcats Varsity Football Home Opener vs. Stoughton on Friday, September 20, at 7 p.m. under the lights at Brooks Field.  

The kickoff is at 7 p.m., but come by early to have some pre-game fun...
the MHS Boosters are hosting a great pre-game event, Friday Night Under Lights, 
from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.  Check out the flyer below:



We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Courtyard Garden Harvest

The following post is from Foods teacher, Ms. Lovett:

The MHS courtyard garden harvest has begun.  Seed potatoes, carrot seeds and container corn seeds were planted in June by students in the Foods classes. Over the summer, Milton High students and Foods teacher, Elaine Lovett, continued to water and care for the plants. 

This past week, students in Mrs. Jackson's class were able to harvest Yukon Gold, Cranberry Red and Blue Aztec potatoes, and carrots which were then washed well, baked and enjoyed.

Foods III students will complete the harvesting this week and prepare a variety of fresh potato and carrot dishes. Although the container corn seeds did not grow as well as expected, it was still interesting to see the results, no matter how small.


This year's garden was sponsored by the Milton Garden Club who supplied the funding for seeds, soil, and containers.  Their help was greatly appreciated since it made the farm to table experience possible at Milton High.



Open House Rescheduled for Monday, September 23

Please note the Open House scheduled for Milton High School on Thursday, September 12th has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts and rescheduled for Monday, September 23rd. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this change may cause and thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

The Open House is a great opportunity to get an overview of the high school, receive information from various organizations, familiarize yourself withyour child’s schedule, and meet teachers and administrators.  The Open House will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. 

6:00 - 6:25 p.m. - Parents/guardians are invited to the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium for an introduction and brief discussion of high school expectations. Outside of the auditorium, the following organizations will have representatives on hand that will speak briefly about their efforts to support the high school: The Milton Foundation for Education, the Boosters, Diversity Committee, Friends and Advocates of Music Education (F.A.M.E) and Friends and Advocates of Visual Arts (F.A.V.A.). Please stop by their tables to learn more about each of these fabulous groups/organizations.

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Parents/Guardians will follow the student’s schedule for the periods 1 (A) through 7 (J). Each class presentation will last approximately eight (8) minutes. We will announce a change in periods over the PA system. Below, please find the schedule: 

Period  Time
A            6:30 - 6:38
B            6:43 - 6:51
C            6:56 - 7:04
D            7:09 - 7:17
EF/FG    7:22 - 7:30
GH/HI     7:35 - 7:43
J             7:48 - 7:56

As you go from class to class each teacher will give you a synopsis of the class for the year. This is a great opportunity for you to get acquainted with the content, instruction and expectations of each class in your son/daughter’s schedule. Please remember, Open House is not the forum to speak to teachers about individual students.

Administrators and guidance counselors will be available throughout the evening and volunteers from the MHS Student Leaders will serve as guides as well. Since the parking lot at the high school will be full, parents/guardians are encouraged to carpool to Open House if possible.

We will send via email your son's/daughter's schedule one week prior to the Open House.

We look forward to seeing you at this important event.