Wednesday, April 24, 2013

LifeSmarts National Championship

Earlier this week, the Milton High School LifeSmarts Team (and Massachusetts State Champions - see previous post) competed in Atlanta, Georgia at the 2013 National LifeSmarts Championship.  The team competed against some tough competition and ended up 13th overall out of 39 teams.  Congratulations on a great year to the Milton Wildcats: Mona Yuan, captain; and members Jack Caljouw, Nicholas Juzyca, Michael Musto, and Devon Stanley.

In addition to the team competition, individual awards were given out for achievement in the LifeSmarts core topic areas.  Kudos to Jack Caljouw for finishing 1st in the Environment category and to Mona Yuan and Nick Juzyca for tying for 5th place in both the Health & Safety and the Consumer Rights & Responsibilities categories.

A big thank you goes out to LifeSmarts Coach Mr. Arenburg and Assistant Coach Ms. Mikels for all of their hard work with the team this year!

Below are some pictures of the Milton Wildcats from their trip to Atlanta.  All pictures are from the LifeSmarts Facebook page.

National Latin Exam Results

News from MHS Latin Instructor, Mrs. Markarian:

Congratulations to the following Latin students who received awards on the National Latin Exam:

Silver Medal
Simon Eder

Magna Cum Laude
Albert Enyedy
Shannon Fitzgerald
Penelope Taylor
Susan Fitzgerald

Cum Laude
Matt Sweeney

The following Latin students received gold and silver medals on the National Etymology Exam: 

Anna Lamb
Christian Farrar
Tim Flaherty
Eliza Trickett

Mirabile Dictu!

Medalists on the National Etymology Exam (missing: A. Lamb)

MHS Hosts Certamen on Saturday, April 27

From MHS Latin Instructor, Mr. Webb:


Milton High School will be hosting a Latin Competition known as Certamen on Saturday, April 27th.  Over 100 students from ten schools across Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut will be attending and competing at Milton High. Several MHS parents and students will be helping to run the competition.  We are looking forward to an exciting competition this Saturday!

Post - Certamen Update:

  • Congratulations to our Latin II/III Level Certamen team, which came in 3rd place (for their first trophy of the year).  Matthew Aldrich, David Perkins, Derek Perkins, and Yusuf Solomon were on the team.
  • Thank you to MHS students Kaleb Herd, Christian Jamal, Olivia Jensen, Hannah Shepard, Max Welz and to MHS parents Candace Brown, Edith Enyedy, Alice Jamal, and Terri Solomon. These students and their parents gave up their time on Saturday to help run the tournament.  Also thank you to the teachers, MHS & MPS Administration, custodial staff, and tech staff for their help and support of this event. 
  • Congratulations to Micaela Keating, whose entry into "SCRIBO: An International Latin Composition Contest" scored the highest of any of our MHS entries in the contest. As a result, she earned a special ribbon from the competition for her success.

Students Selected for Junior SEMSBA Music Festival

Congratulations to the nine students selected to perform in the Junior South Eastern Massachusetts School Band Association's (SEMSBA) Music Festival.

Samantha Antoniewicz
Nira Bullis
Ben Donahue
Liam Hines
Maryanne MacIsaac
Dane Matejka
Patrick McDonnell
Matthew Nolan
Tatiana Perez

Student of the Quarter Awards - Term 3

On Tuesday, April 23rd, in the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium, twenty-one Milton High School students were honored for their outstanding academic achievement throughout the third term.  Students were nominated by their teachers and final selections were agreed upon by department.  The event began with music performed by the MHS Music Group "Shout Section" and followed with a reception and pictures.  

Congratulations to the winners of the Student of the Quarter award for Term 3!

Patrick Adley
Hannah Huban

Business Education
Jack Caljouw
Eileen Hiew

Farrah Goyau
Larry Janvier

Family and Consumer Sciences
Theresa Doherty
Markell Luc

Shannon Conley
Jacob Savona

Technology Education
Michael Jaxtimer-Berry

Devan Callahan
Michael Ricciuti

Lily Moerschel
Walker Stroud

Physical Education & Health Education
Brooke Brundage
Brendan Kelly

Megan MacIsaac
Caroline Maniscalco

World Languages
Chanel Connor
Simon Eder

Thank you to Mr. LoPresti and his digital video students for the video below.

AP Information Night - Thursday, May 2nd

Milton High School will host an Advanced Placement Information Night on Thursday evening, May 2nd, in the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium, at 7 pm. Department heads and individual AP teachers from all disciplines will be on hand to describe requirements and expectations related to MHS's Advanced Placement program. Parents and interested students should plan to attend, especially in anticipation of summer AP assignments to be given out in late May.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Call for Parent Volunteers

A message from MHS Librarian, Jennifer Troy:

Milton High School will be hosting a book fair on Thursday June 13th at Barnes and Noble (Braintree) to benefit the MHS library media center. In preparation, we are seeking parent volunteers interested in participating in joint planning meetings to make the event as successful as possible. The first meeting will take place on April 23rd at 5:30. Please contact Ms. Troy at if you are able to commit to a couple of planning meetings before the big day. Thanks in advance for your help and support.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Prom Dresses Available for MHS Students

Prom Dresses Available For MHS Students

for the

Junior Prom on May 10th
Senior Prom on May 31st

The prom dresses (long & short) are all available to try on and borrow from
Mrs. Donnelly’s room on:

April 8, 11, 22, and 25th
Between 2:30 – 3:00pm


Contact Karen Cahill in Guidance if you would like to
try on dresses before school.

March Food Drive for National Nutrition Month

During the month of March, the MHS Foods classes sponsored a Food Drive to mark National Nutrition Month, 2013. Students and staff contributed canned goods and non-perishables which will be sent to the Milton Community Food Pantry.  For each item brought in, students could enter a raffle for a $50 iTunes gift card.  The lucky winner of the gift card was Kelly Gemma.  A $15 iTunes gift card was given to Daniel Francis for his outstanding contributions to the Food Drive.

Ms. Mullen Wins Award from Milton Early Childhood Alliance

Ms. Eileen Mullen, Child Study teacher at Milton High School, has been awarded the 2013 Milton Early Childhood Alliance (MECA) Professional Recognition Award.  MECA will honor Ms. Mullen's service to the children and families of Milton at the eighth annual Professional Recognition Awards Banquet on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the The Common Market in Quincy. 

Congratulations, Ms. Mullen!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Math Olympiad

From MHS Math Club Advisor, Mr. Jarboe:
On March 14, 2013 the Milton High School Math Club hosted the first ever MHS Math Olympiad. The competition enabled all MHS students the opportunity to experience a competitive math meet similar to the events the Math Club competes in every month.  Overall the event was a success as one hundred students participated.
Questions in the competition ranged from algebra to trigonometry. Students competed in teams of five as they completed a series of quizzes that tested their math acumen as well as their problem solving skills. The junior and senior students competed in teams to earn the coveted GOLDEN CALCULATOR where as the sophomore and freshman students were striving to win the SILVER PROTRACTOR.
At the conclusion of the day, the event was decided by one point! The team champions in the 11th and 12th grade division were seniors Molly Devlin, Ellen Chow, Mona Yuan, Amanda Liberty, and Aria Perkins. The 9th and 10th grade champions were tenth graders Aman Negassi, Albert Enyeti, Alden Hebard, Harry Kong, and 9th grader Calvin Luong. The individuals with the highest scores (by grade) were 12th grader Anton Libsch, 11th grader Michael Riciutti, 10th grader Albert Enyeti, and 9th grader Liam Halloran. 
The Milton High School Math Club is in its first year of existence. We look forward to a great second year of competition in the Southern Massachusetts Math League next school year. All students are welcome to join as long as they love math!

MHS LifeSmarts Team Wins State Championship, Heading to Nationals

On March 11, students from Milton High School participated in the 2013 LifeSmarts State Tournament which was held at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston.  One team, the Milton Wildcats, won the state championship in sudden death. The LifeSmarts MA State Champions, the Milton Wildcats, are: Mona Yuan, captain; and members Jack Caljouw, Nicholas Juzyca, Michael Musto, and Devon Stanley. Mona, Jack and Devon were members of last year's state championship team and competed at the 2012 Nationals in Philadelphia. They have been invited to the 2013 Nationals which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on April 20 - 23.

Five other Milton HS students qualified and competed as a team at the state tournament, the Milton Patriots: Maryam El-Sayad, captain; and members Hassan Hassan, Jack McGrath, Brandon Musto, Aidan Quinn.

Thank you to LifeSmarts Coach Mr. Arenburg and Assistant Coach Ms. Mikels for all of your hard work with the team.  Congratulations!

LifeSmarts update (April 9, 2013): 
The MHS LifeSmarts championship team was selected as one of 4 state teams to participate in a pilot program sponsored by United Laboratories and  Disney to pilot "Safety Smarts" for K - 5 students. Mona Yuan and Jack Caljouw presented the unit to Glover after-school students on Wednesday, April 3rd. The team will receive $500 toward their expenses at nationals and they will also be eligible for college scholarship money.