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 ( 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:

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


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

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!