Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Chris Herren Community Presentation - Thursday, January 15th - 6:30 p.m.

Chris Herren will be coming to Milton High School on Thursday, January 15th, for a presentation to both students and the community.  He will share his story in a brutally honest format with just a microphone, addressing themes of gateway drugs, prescription drug abuse, drinking and driving as well as self harm.  The student presentation will take place during the school day and the community presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium.  For more information about the community presentation, please see below.  We hope to see you at the presentation!

MHS Girls Hockey Can & Bottle Drive - Saturday, January 10

The MHS Boosters are sponsoring a can & bottle drive on Saturday, January 10th to benefit athletic team fundraising. The girls hockey team will run the 'Cans for Cats' drive from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Milton High School. The 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. 

Please stop by and support your Wildcats!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Database Spotlight: Books and Authors

The following is a guest post by Library Media Specialist, Ms. Jennifer Troy:

The Massachusetts Library System is a state supported collaborative that provides access to resources for member libraries. In order to become a member a school must have a state certified library teacher. Through this membership Milton High School has access to a number of databases providing resources for students across disciplines.

The database Books and Authors is a great resource for the winter break. This database
provides a number of reviews, award lists and book recommendations for those interested in finding books that meet their interests. Users can browse by genre, author, title, or book
characteristics. Try it out today!

If you have any questions feel free to email Jen Troy, librarian at Milton High School at

Monday, December 8, 2014

Toys for Tots - Last Week for Donations

This is the last week that Milton High School is collecting Toys for Tots.  The Key Club, Spanish, French, and Latin Clubs have delivered boxes to classrooms for your donations. Please help a child this season by giving a new toy.  

Toys will be accepted until December 12th and then delivered to the Milton Fire Department. 

Computer Science Education Week at MHS

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) December 7-13, 2014 seeks to raise public awareness of the critical role computer science education has in preparing students for 21st Century careers and the transformative role computing plays in today’s society

Computer Science Week at Milton High School

All students will be exposed to an hour of code during one of their classes. The CS students will TA the classes.

Banners and Prizes provided by CAITE and Google
A banner will be hung promoting CS Ed Week.  Articles and posters will be hung promoting computer science education.

Bulletin Board
Bulletin Boards outside the Main Office and outside room 108 will be used to promote computer science. Cases will include posters, pictures, information on computer science, and an example of 3-D printing. There will also be examples of the application of computer science in our world today.
Students: Elisa C, Shakia C, Olivia K

Posters and Presentations: Computer Science everyone can do it
Student Leaders: Introduction to Computer Science Class

Posters:New Technology
Students will be creating posters that highlight new and innovative technology.
Student Leaders: Malik M., Bobby D., and Mitch B.

3-D Printing Design Contest
We are holding a 3-D printing design contest.  No programming skills are needed, all you have to do is have an idea and fill out a form.  The winner will get a printed version of their idea.  Everyone will receive a small prize.  The ideas must be submitted by December 11th to Ms. Parsons or the student leaders.
Student leaders: Aman N, Sean N, or Michael E

3D Plane on Display
Students are building a 3D printed plane. The plane will be on display in the field house at selected times. If interested in seeing the plane fly let Ms. Parsons, Mitch, or Alex know.
Student Leaders: Mitch H and Alex M

Advisory Presentations
A group of CS students will visit 10 advisory classes (2 for each member) and let each class play a text-based game we coded.  Then we will show them the code and explain it, and leave the students with the message that anyone can be a programmer.
Student Leaders: Rudy C, Tristan D, Timothy K, Sawyer F and Amiel M

Middle School Visits
Groups of students will visit the Middle School present about CS and then assist in the Hour of Code

How does Twitter work?
Students will learn about what happens when they post a tweet. Thousands of tweets are posted per second, students need to know what exactly is happening when they post something online and how services like Twitter work to serve millions of users.
Student Leaders: Cameron K and Kevin K

Introduction to coding
The group will visit the math department at Pierce Middle School to give a presentation about why coding is important and what you can do to learn. The students will also get an experience of what basic coding is like.
Student Leaders: Abby L, Maxim A, Nolan M

Zero Robotics
The group will visit the middle school to discuss the Zero Robotics their challenge experience. They will then TA in the hour of code.

Student Leaders: Ishan S, Liam C, and Andrew A

Friday, December 5, 2014

Health News From Ms. Margaret Gibbons, R.N.

Beginning next week BMI (Body Mass Index) and scoliosis screening will be done during physical education/health classes for grade 9 students (scoliosis) and grade 10 students (BMI).

Parents, if you want to have your son/daughter excused from this Department of Public Health mandate, please send a note to our school nurse, Ms. Gibbons or an email to  Screenings will continue until completed, which will be through the end of the semester.  

For students who begin physical education second semester, screenings will begin at the start of February.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Gibbons at 617-696-4470 ext. 1.