Saturday, May 25, 2013

DELF French Exam Results

Congratulations to the 23 French Immersion students who passed the DELF French exam. The DELF (Diplôme d'Études en Langue Française) is an official qualification awarded by the French Ministry of Education certifying a level of fluency in French. This certification is officially recognized the European Consortium for Foreign Languages, and constitutes the equivalent of the American TOEFL. Such certification is useful for school records, as well as college and job applications in French-speaking countries. Scores are valid for life.

This new diploma was introduced at the end of our French immersion Program (French Connection IV, taught by Ms. Lainé) for students wishing to claim an internationally recognized French proficiency certificate.

Students who passed the B2 exam:
Camille Carpenter
Yvonne Corbett
Abigail Greenwood
Ines Kagubare
Morgan Kelly
Amanda Liberty
Anton Libsch
Isabelle Smith

Students who passed the B1 exam:
Emily Berman
Marissa delMonte
Molly Dempsey
Kay Green
Nicholas Juzuca
Lily Kasuba
Bethany Knight
Arielle Lasoff
Megan Mc Isaac
Deanna Maher
Christine Murphy
Sinead O’Conor
Madison Perlick
Devon Stanley
Stephanie Ward

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

MHS All Night Graduation Party - 20th Year

This is the 20th year of the MHS All Night Graduation Party.  It will be held on Sunday June 02, 2013.  Below is an message from the organizers of the All Night Party.

Why an all night Party?
Graduation is a time of celebration. Energy and excitement runs high and students feel invincible. Drinking and drugs are often a part of the rite of passage and the results can be tragic. The All Night Party has become part of the MHS culture with close to 100% participation. It is a community supported way for all seniors, and only seniors, to get together one last time in a safe, alcohol free, drug free environment to party until dawn with rocking music, plenty of food and great entertainment.

Parents of Graduates
Please encourage your student to attend. This party is for every graduating senior.  Grads have been given brochures, information has been emailed home and information is always available at  Keep your child safe.

This is event is run by parents and we want your help. Why should you help?
If you don’t do it, who will?
As parents of high school students, we have the most vested interests in making sure these students have a place to celebrate the smart and safe way this year and for years to come. Take this opportunity to show your son or daughter that you support their choice for a drug free, alcohol free, yet outrageously fun all night party.

What will I do?
There are jobs for everyone. Light lifting, lots of sitting, interacting with the kids, never seeing the kids, moving fast, never moving at all, staying out late, getting up early. Give us a reason why you can’t help and we’ll find a way that you can. We need you!

What will the kids do?
The kids will arrive at 10:30PM. The doors are locked at 11:00PM and do not open again until 5:00AM. The night is jam packed with activities including music, dancing, games, plenty of food, a hypnotist show, airbrush tattoo artists, tarot card readers and enough memories to last a lifetime.

I don’t have a graduating senior.
Maybe not this year, but someday you will. And when they graduate, you will want them safely locked down at the all night party. Help now to ensure this party continues.

My senior does not want me there.
Sign up for the PACK UP shift at 5:00AM (Monday), the SET UP shift at 5:30PM Sunday or a shift in the foyer (vs. the main party room). FYI, these same seniors that do not want you there are usually running around looking for Mom or Dad.

I can’t do it. It’s too late for me.
It’s too late for all of us. Remind yourself that you would not be getting a good night’s sleep if your senior was out on graduation night going from party to party. And you certainly would not get a good night’s sleep if you were awakened by a phone call from the Milton Police, Milton Hospital, or a crying neighbor.

I have to work the next day.
Like many of us, you might consider taking Monday off. Let your student know that you support their commitment to a drug free, alcohol free graduation.

Still not convinced?
When was the last time you partied until dawn? Enjoy the food, music and energy of 250 teenagers. This is a great night for the kids and a fun night for volunteer parents. We’ve raised good kids. You’ve known some of them since grade school. You will be proud of them. Come on out and help give them a good send off. We can’t do it without you.

Okay, Okay, I am signing up!

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June 02, Sunday

  • Shift ONE     5:30PM – 7:30PM       set up      

  • Shift TWO    10:00PM - 2:00AM     doors open at 10:30

  • Shift THRE  2:00AM -   5:00AM    hypnotist show

June 03, Monday morning
  • Shift  Four    5:00AM -  6:00AM    pack up

Please let us know which shifts you will be working.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

MHS Boosters Varsity Athletes Banquet

A message from the Milton High School Boosters to Parents/Guardians:

On May 29, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., Milton varsity letter winners will be honored at the 35th Annual Varsity Awards Banquet sponsored by the Milton High School Boosters. Tickets for parents, siblings and friends can be purchased online at the Boosters’ website at Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children. Please bring your paid receipt to the banquet - no tickets will be sold at the door. Seating starts at 5:30 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you there to support the Milton varsity letter winners!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Prom Crash Car Program - Thursday, May 16

Milton High School will be hosting the first ever Prom Crash Car Program ®  on May 16th, beginning immediately after dismissal near the Field House entrance to the high school.   To heighten the awareness of the deadly combination of drinking and driving, Liberty Mutual is providing MHS with a crashed vehicle for a safety demonstration for students.  The event is presented by Liberty Mutual Sales Representative and MHS 2005 graduate, Joanmarie Berry. The program will hopefully make an impression on our teen drivers, particularly around the prom season, so they will make more responsible decisions when it comes to driving. We hope you and your teen can join us!

To support our efforts to keep teens safe behind the wheel, we invite you to visit Liberty Mutual’s teen driving website, for valuable tips and resources you can share with your teenager, such as:
  • Online Driving Courses - prepare your teen for their driving test
  • Parent/Teen Driving contract– a driving contract that your teen can sign with you
  • Teen Research – a study commissioned by Liberty Mutual and SADD that seeks teens point of view related to road safety to best understand the decisions they face and how and why they make decisions.

Please also feel free to contact Joanmarie Berry, with any questions, at or 781-251-0963 ext. 54232.

Guest Speakers Visit the Young Men's Group

Mr. Jordan, who runs the Young Men's Group, regularly invites guest speakers to meet with his students during Advisory Period.  The sessions give the students the opportunity to have conversations with professionals from various backgrounds.  The speakers that come in to Mr. Jordan's classroom love to share their stories, knowledge and real-life experiences with the students.  

In March, Jarad Saunders, a Milton High School graduate, was the featured guest speaker for the Young Men's Group.  Mr. Saunders shared his experiences as an airplane pilot with the students.  

On April 23, the Young Men’s Group was visited by Mathis Santos from Providence, RI.  Mr. Santos is currently retired but has spent most of his career in education and in the military.  Mr. Santos spent 31 years in the military, with 4 of those years in active duty and 27 in the Air National Guard.  In addition to his work in the Air National Guard, Mr. Santos worked as a college administrator at Rhode Island College, for the RI Department of Education, as an school administrator, and as a consultant to the Governor of RI.  Mr. Santos discussed his experiences in the military and the value that education and family have played in shaping him.

Mr. Mathis Santos

On May 7, the Young Men’s Group was visited by Kevin Foster.  Mr. Foster is a native of Arkansas.  He earned a BS in  Engineering & Policy and a MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.  Mr. Foster has had a distinguished career in marketing, particularly within the fields of technology and healthcare.  He has worked for IBM, Hewlett Packard, and Novell as well as Merck, BMS, Pfizer, and BCBSMA.  Mr. Foster is currently the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Progress Software.  When not working, Mr. Foster spends a lot of time giving back to the community. He serves on the board of trustees for YMCA Boston, is the co-chair  
of Y Achievers, acts as commissioner of the Cambridge Community Preservation Committee and is the treasurer of his child's daycare.  Mr. Foster lives in Cambridge with his wife and two young sons.

MPS Internet Safety Night - Thursday, June 6

On Thursday, June 6, Milton Public Schools will host an Internet Safety Night at 7:00 p.m. in the Milton High School Library.  Internet safety specialists Lynette Owens and Patricia A. Snell will share information regarding internet safety, social media, and cyber-bullying.   The presentation is appropriate for K - 12 families.  Please see the flyer below for more information.

SAVE THE DATE - Barnes & Noble Bookfair - Thursday, June 13th

Come support the high school at the MHS bookfair on Thursday, June 13th, at the Barnes & Noble in Braintree!