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  

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
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:
Stephen Collyer:
Kassandra Derby:
Nick Fitzgerald:
Megan Johnson:
Larry Jordan:
Ginny Kime:
Jennifer Meunier:
Jen Troy:

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!