Monday, March 31, 2014

Stand Up to Bullying Presentation at MHS - Thursday, April 3rd

The Milton High School Student Government representatives (with support from the Student Leaders) have been hard at work preparing for the student government sponsored anti-bullying rally on Thursday, April 3rd.  The guest speaker for the event will be Dr. Malcolm Smith, Dean and Director of the Courage to Care Institute, University of New Hampshire.  The MHS Student Government first saw Dr. Smith at Stand Up 2013; they were so moved by his presentation that they wanted him to invite him to speak to the entire MHS student body.  Following Dr. Smith's presentation on Thursday will be break-out sessions facilitated by the Student Government with the help of the Student Leaders.  The Student Government hopes that the presentation will make a positive impact with all MHS students.  

Don't forget to wear ORANGE on Thursday, to show your support for bullying prevention!

Schedule for the Day
Period B: 7:50AM to 8:40AM
At the end of the period, an announcement will be made to dismiss to the Field House with Period B teachers
Presentation by Dr. Malcolm Smith (University of New Hampshire, courage2care.net) 8:45AM to approximately 10:15AM
At conclusion of the presentation, students will be dismissed to Modified Advisory Locations from 10:30AM to 11:16AM for student-led break out sessions

MHS Student Government before Stand Up 2013

MHS Student, Ally Jones, named a finalist for the 2014 MIAA Community Service Award

Congratulations to Ally Jones, who was recently named a finalist for the 2014 MIAA Community Service Award.  This award recognizes Ally’s hard work as President of Milton High School’s Best Buddies Club.  One of the highlights of this year’s basketball season was the Saturday morning practice that Ally organized with the Girls and Boys Basketball teams along with the members of Best Buddies.

MHS Wrestler, Jonathan Carrera, has been named an All-American

Congratulations to MHS wrestler Jonathan Carrera. Jonathan finished 6th the High School Nationals wrestling tournament in Virginia Beach and has been named an All-American!

Jonathan Carrera (sixth place) at the High School Nationals Wrestling Tournament.

The MHS LifeSmarts Team is Heading to the National LifeSmarts Championship!

The following post is from Superintendent Gormley and first appeared in her March 31st E-blast:

I wanted to be sure I sent out an update on our Milton High LifeSmarts team fundraising efforts. As you may know, our students, who won the state championship, have been invited by the National Consumers League to represent their state at the National LifeSmarts Championship in Orlando the last week of April. Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Milton community, we are now able to send these talented students to compete on behalf of Milton High School. 
Many thanks to:
Liberty Mutual (MPS parent Patrick Powers and Joanmarie Berry); Milton Educators Association; Milton School Committee Member Mike Zullas; John Walker & Associates on behalf of  PNC Bank; Senator Brian A. and Mary Joyce; Sullivan’s Castle Island; Tom O’Neill of Success Real Estate, Milton; Anonymous; Dr. Frank Giuliano, Jr.; Sherri Richardson of Cruise Planners Blue Hills; MPEG (Milton Cable Access); Lenn & Jay Rosenburg; Blue Hills Bank; The Law Firm of Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane; and the LifeSmarts organization.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Run for Red Nation - Sunday, April 13th

Runners, walkers and supporters of Milton High Schools should take note. The Run for Red Nation 5K will be held on Sunday, April 13th. This is a race to benefit Milton High School sports and clubs. The race begins at 9am at Cunningham Elementary School. All are encouraged to register for the 5k or donate. Further information about how to help out can be found on: www.RunForRedNation.webs.com



MHS LifeSmarts Team Going to National LifeSmarts Championship

A group of five Milton High School students competed in a statewide LifeSmarts competition last week at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and WON the State title. This group of five students will now travel to Orlando, Florida during the last week of April to represent both Milton High School and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the National LifeSmarts Championship. Congratulations to Jack Caljouw, Albert Enyedy, Maryam El-Sayed, Cormac Conners and Chris Ricciuti, along with Coach and Milton High School Mathematics teacher Nancy Mikels.

The National LifeSmarts Championship brings together top student teams from across the country to demonstrate knowledge in five core topics areas: personal finance, consumer rights and responsibilities, technology, health and safety, and the environment. LifeSmarts is a fun and educational event in which everyone learns, expands their experiences and opportunities, meets new friends, and explores a new area of the country.


2nd Annual Mathematics Olympiad

The following post first appeared in Superintendent Gormley's March 20th E-blast:

Last week, 84 MHS students participated in the second annual Math Olympiad. Ninth and tenth grade students participated in the Silver Protractor competition while 11th and 12th grade students participated in the Golden Calculator competition. Students competed in teams of four, completing four rounds of individual questions and a team round. The style of the in-house competition mimicked the South Shore Math League competitions, in which our Milton High Math Team competes. Congratulations to the following: Winners of Golden Calculator (11th and 12th grade students): Jonathan Carrera, Mike Ricciuti, Martin Rebrovic and Evan Ditullio. Winners of the Silver Protractor (9th and 10th graders):, Nolan Carvalho, Harry Kong, Sindhu Banerjee and Emily Chow.

Update from the MHS Dramatics Society

The following post first appeared in Superintendent Gormley's March 20th E-blast:

The Milton High School Dramatics Society performed their interpretation of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole at the preliminaries of the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild’s annual High School Drama Festival earlier this month. Directed by MHS juniors Garrett Sager and Amy Savino, Rabbit Hole is a sympathetic, realistic, and deeply moving treatment of how family members pick up the pieces after the tragic accidental death of a young child. Milton performed at Tewksbury High School against seven other schools, only three of which advanced to the semi-finals. Emily Dsida and Evy Oliverio both won acting awards, Emily for her portrayal of the range of bereaved mother Becca’s emotions and Evy for skillful comic relief as Izzy in what can otherwise be a very dark play. These awards thus make these two talented actors members of METG’s 2014 “All-Star Acting Troupe.”
Other cast members included Liam Halloran as grieving father Howie, Devan Callahan as Becca’s mother Nat, and Matt McAuliffe as Jason, the teenaged driver who causes the tragedy. The ensemble included Julia Butler, Mariah Conway, Corina Delerme, Audrey Erickson, Omolade Gbolade, Colette Nourie, Stephen Tan, and Michael Wyatt. All gave inspired performances at both Festival and the MHS open dress rehearsal in Winchester Auditorium on February 26th. The technical crew was led by stage manager Sharon Lui and assistant stage manager Maddie Scott, and included Matt O’Sullivan on lighting, Olivia Sidoti on sound, and a construction/shift crew consisting of Gustavo Arnal, Anne Marie Grudem, Phil Janvier, Katrina Ramkissoon, Javana Samuels, Connor Roche, and Christian Urbino. Drama advisors Sheila Walsh and Eileen Mullen accompanied the troupe to Tewksbury, where all enjoyed a day of fine high school drama and connected with students and directors from competing schools. Milton last made it to semi-finals in 2012 and, with a young but seasoned acting troupe, has high hopes for next year’s Festival. A Spring show of one-acts is also in the works – please watch for upcoming details!

Early Release Day on Thursday, April 3rd

Please note, on Thursday, April 3rd, all students in grades K-12 will have an Early Release Day.  Students at Milton High will be released at 11:16 am.  Bus service will be as usual following dismissal.   

During the Early Release Day, we will run period B followed by a Student Government sponsored Anti-Bullying Rally at 8:45 a.m.  More information about the Anti-Bullying Rally will be in a later post.  

This Early Release Day was part of the recently-negotiated teacher contract and will be used by our faculty for Professional Development and Collaborative Planning Time. The next Early Release Day is scheduled for Wednesday, June 4th for Grades 9-12 only.

"Cans for Cats" - Saturday, April 5th

The Milton High School Boosters “Cans for Cats” can & bottle recycling drive will be held on Saturday, April 5th, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Milton High School. The golf team 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!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Kick Butts Day at Milton High School

The Milton High School Add Awareness Club (a chapter of The 84 and SADD) participated in the 19th Annual Kick Butts Day on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by having students pledge to be tobacco-free.  See the collection of pictures below!


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

How can we protect our children in today's technology-driven world?

A message from Mr. Jette, Principal of Milton High School & Dr. Karen Spaulding, Principal of Pierce Middle School:
On March 24, 2014, Milton Public Schools has an important event taking place. We are pleased to announce Katie Greer will be presenting to the Milton community. Ms. Greer is a highly respected internet safety speaker with tremendous experience in the computer field.  She is a former Intelligence Analyst for the Massachusetts State Police and a former Internet Safety Coordinator for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.  Katie has presented to hundreds of schools, organizations, and conferences (law enforcement and otherwise) during the last 7 years.  Through these presentations, Ms. Greer shares her expertise, providing educational content on issues surrounding digital/internet safety and social networking.  She has been featured in Time, Vanity Fair, CNN, and USA Today. You can learn more about Ms. Greer on her website at: http://www.klgreer.com .
During the school day on March 24th, Ms. Greer will present to our high school and middle school students.  That evening at 7:00 p.m., she will do a parent/community presentation at Milton High School in the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium for adults only (18 and older- strictly enforced). 
Recently, staff from both our middle and high school attended Katie Greer’s student and parent presentations in a local district.  They found her unique presentation style to be powerful and very well tailored to fit the needs of the audience. 
It is essential that we all work together in order to make this technology-driven world a safe place for our children. Please attend Ms. Greer’s presentation for parents/guardians at 7:00 p.m. on March 24th.
We owe a big thank you to Milton Public School’s PTOs who generously helped to support Ms. Greer’s presentations.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Athletics Post-Season Update

Below is a post from MHS Athletic Director, Larry Rooney:

The MHS WILDCATS were busy this past weekend with Boys Basketball and Girls Hockey competing in MIAA Tournament play, and wrestler Jonathan Carrera competing in The New England Wrestling Championships in Providence, RI.

Girls Hockey lost 3-1 to a strong Wellesley HS Raiders team at Gallo Arena in Bourne, MA.  The Lady Wildcats ended their season with a very respectable record of 10-9-4 and an MIAA Quarterfinal game. 

Boys Basketball beat Sharon HS 71-69 in overtime in the MIAA DII South Sectional Championship game at UMass Boston.  The Wildcats will play on Tuesday, March 11th at 7:30PM at the TD Garden vs New Mission.

  • MHS FAN BUSES will be available for MHS Students Only; $1 for the Fan Bus ride into Boston TD Garden.  MHS Students can sign up at MHS cafeteria or online at MHS Boosters website.

MHS senior wrestler Jonathan Carrera finished 2nd in The New England HS Wrestling Championships, losing 13-9 to Dedham HS Eric Reyes.  Jonathan Carrera finished his MHS wrestling career with 129 wins over his 4 years.  Congratulations to Jonathan Carrera and the MHS Wrestling Team.

Workshop for Parents of Athletes - Wednesday, March 12

Dear parents,

As we are wrapping up a very successful winter sports season and preparing for spring, we strongly encourage you to attend a useful and free parent workshop this Wednesday! Registration links follow.

“The Second-Goal Parent®: Developing Winners in Life Through Sports”  
March 12, 2014  7:00- 8:00 pm  Youth parents  REGISTER HERE
March 12, 2014  8:00-9:00 pm   HS parents   REGISTER HERE
Milton High School auditorium
This interactive workshop explores the role of a Second-Goal parent, supporting their child so that he or she has a fun, positive experience in sports. It will examine how parents can help ensure their student-athletes’ experience yields healthy, developmental (physical, social, mental) outcomes that will serve them far beyond the playing field. Other topics include:
  • Guidelines for developing a positive Coach/Parent relationship
  • Understanding the research-based three stages of Talent Development  
  • Engaging children in constructive, meaningful conversations
Parents who attend this workshop will receive the book Positive Sports Parentingwhich provides insightful and sensible advice on how parents can help children get the most from sports, as well as helping improve the parent’s relationship with their kids. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Senior Scholarship Update

Dear Class of 2014,

Please turn in your scholarship packet to the guidance office as soon as possible and no later than Friday, March 7th.

Please note that additional scholarships which will have a separate application process that is independent of your scholarship packet will continue to become available as we move closer to Senior Awards Night. New scholarships will be posted in the bulletin board outside of the guidance department. These scholarships are offered by independent donors who will be looking for students who meet specific criterion. Applications for scholarships will be available in the guidance office.

Be sure to check the bulletin board regularly, read the weekly bulletin, and listen to the morning announcements for important updates and new postings.

Sincerely,
  
The Scholarship Committee


Sunday, March 2, 2014

MHS Wildcats MIAA Tournament Update

BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL***
BIG win 63-53 on Friday night vs Dorchester HS (Tech Boston) at Madison Park HS.
Next game is Tuesday, March 4, 2014 vs Bishop Feehan at 7PM at Brockton HS.
There will be a 5:30 p.m. fan bus from MHS for MHS students only.

BOYS VARSITY HOCKEY
Tough loss 4-3 to Barnstable HS on Saturday at Gallo Arena in Bourne MA.
Boys hockey had a great season, finishing with an overall record of 17-5-2 and winning the Herget Division of The Bay State Conference.

GIRLS VARSITY HOCKEY***
Dominating win 4-0 on Saturday night vs Cohasset/Hanover at Rockland Ice Rink. The goal scorers were Laura Hill (2), Julia Scannell and Megan Doherty with 1 goal each. Sarah Park was solid in net!
Next game is vs Wellesley HS on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 5:15 p.m. at Gallo Arena in Bourne, MA. There will be a 3:30 p.m. fan bus from MHS for MHS students only.

WRESTLING
Jonathan Carrera finished 3rd in the MIAA All-States at Lowell Tsongas Arena on Saturday. Zack Mazzarella also competed on Friday at the MIAA All-States but did not advance to the championship round on Saturday.
Jonathan Carrera will compete in the New England Wrestling Championships in Providence RI on Friday, March 7, 2014. Time TBD. The 50th Annual New England Interscholastic Wrestling Championships will take place on Friday, March 7th and Saturday, March 8th, 2014 at the Providence Career and Technical Academy. 41 Fricker Street, Providence, RI 02903

***These are all MIAA Tournament Games in which MHS WILDCAT CARDS are not acceptable.
Basketball Game Ticket Prices are : $5 STUDENTS and $7 ADULT
Hockey Game Ticket Prices are: $6 STUDENTS and $8 ADULTS

MHS BOOSTERS FAN BUSES
There will be MHS BOOSTERS FAN BUSES for these MIAA Tournament games, for MHS Students ONLY. Sign-ups will be held in the MHS cafeteria on Monday & Tuesday of this week.


MHS Spring Sports Registration

The following is a message from Larry Rooney, Athletic Director:

Registration for 2014 MHS SPRING SPORTS ARE OPEN.

March 17, 2014 - Practices & Tryouts for MHS SPRING SPORTS.

GO TO: https://www.familyid.com/milton-high-school to register for your MHS SPRING SPORT.

It is very important that you read the instructions on the Milton HS Family ID registration page, in order to complete the sign up process for 2014 MHS SPRING SPORTS.

If you have any technical questions with your Family ID membership, you must call Family ID at (888) 800-5583.

If you have questions related to MHS Spring Sports, you can email or call the MHS Athletic Department at (617) 696-4470 x5515 or MHS Athletic Director Larry Rooney at lrooney@miltonps.org.

If you have questions that are 'Spring Sport specific', feel free to call or email that MHS Varsity Spring Sport Coach - see the list of MHS Spring Sports Varsity Coaches below.

MHS Family ID Spring Sports

GO WILDCATS!



PRACTICE TIMES & SITES FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF PRACTICE WILL APPEAR ON THE MILTON ATHLETIC WEBPAGE THROUGH EDLINE ON THE HIGH SCHOOL PAGE.

MHS Athletics




MHS Student Named Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program

The following post first appeared in Superintendent Gormley's February 28th E-blast:

Congratulations to Milton High School senior Jack Caljouw, who has been named a Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.  This honor is based on scores from the 2012 PSAT. Less than one percent of those who took the PSATs qualified as Finalists. Jack will now be considered for one of 8,000 National Merit Scholarships, collectively worth nearly $35 million, for academically talented students.
Jack is an outstanding student who takes AP courses and is an integral part of the Milton High Debate Team. He was presented his Certificate of Merit by Milton High School Principal James Jette during school earlier this week. We are very proud of Jack’s accomplishment.