Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Information Session on the New SAT Format

Please join us on Thursday, January 28th at 6:30pm when Drew Hailpern, from Summit Learning Center, will discuss the new SAT.  Students in the class of 2017 will be the first to experience the changes planned for the SAT so to help students and parents stay informed and prepared for the changes Drew will be discussing everything you need to know about the changes and answer any questions you may have.  Parents/Guardians and students of any grade are welcome to attend.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Class of 2017 SAVERS Drive

The MHS Class of 2017 is running SAVERS drive! Clean out your closets and cabinets and bring your gently used clothing and housewares to room 236 at MHS through December 18th. Savers will make a donation back for every pound of goods donated to them. Please contact Mrs. Damiani with any questions.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Student of the Quarter Honorees for Term 1

The following students will be recognized at our First Term Student of the Quarter Ceremony on Thursday 11/19 at 8AM.  Congratulations to all of these students who consistently go above and beyond!

Woman Up! The Power of Phenomenal Women

Milton High School’s Diversity Committee is hosting a distinguished panel of female leaders in Massachusetts to discuss perceptions and expectations of women in leadership roles. Woman Up! will be held on Wednesday, November 18th from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium. The event is free and open to all. Doors will open at 6pm with a performance by Milton High School’s Jazz Combo shortly after.

About our Speakers:

Mary Gormley, Superintendent of Milton Public Schools

Joanne Jaxtimer, Regional Executive and Co-Head Global Philanthropy for BNY Mellon

Elsie Taveras, Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Population Health Management at Massachusetts General Hospital

Tracey West, Associate Dean for External Relations, Diversity and Inclusion at Boston College Law School

If you have any questions. Please feel free to email any of the Diversity Committee members.

Milton 5K Gobbler Sat 11/21 to Support Best Buddies MA

Join us Saturday, November 21st at 9:00AM at the Cunningham Elementary School for the Milton 5K Gobbler to support Best Buddies Massachusetts.  More information can be found online at www.bestbuddiesma.org/milton5k.

Spirit Week Kicks Off Tue 11/17

Show your school spirit this week, starting Tuesday with Twin Day!  

Guidance Department Hosting College Process Night Wed 12/9

Please join the Guidance Department on Wednesday, December 9th at 6:30 pm in the Milton High Library where we will cover the major topics needed to survive the college process. We will hold mini sessions for the following topics:
  • The New SAT-How is it different than the 'old' SAT and what should my child expect on this exam; should my child take the SAT or ACT 
  • NAVIANCE-We will show you the tools that you and you child can use to help make thoughtful decisions on colleges to attend or possible majors
  • Financial Aid FAQ
  • NCAA-if my child is going to play sports in college what should we be doing to help him/her obtain that goal
Each session will last about 20 minutes and groups will rotate to the different stations over the course of the hour. 

This is the first time we are holding this type of interactive night. We hope you will join us. Students are welcome to attend along with their parents/guardians. Parents for students in grades 9-12 are all welcome to attend. It is never too early to start to understand the post-secondary process.

If you have any questions leading up to this night please email me at kcahill@miltonps.org.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Vote for Milton vs. Stoughton for FOX25's Game of the Week

As many of you know by now, our Milton High School football team is undefeated and they have won the Herget Division for the first time since 1963. Moreover, they won their first MIAA Football tournament game last week against Norwood.
Well this week, the Milton vs. Stoughton Football game has been selected by FOX25 High School GameDay Game of the week as one of the top four games to watch. However, in order to beat out the other three games, and have FOX25 come and cover the Milton High School football game against Stoughton, we NEED your vote.
Simply follow the link below and VOTE! Once you have voted, please share the link with family members and friends and tell them to vote as well. Parents can vote, students can vote and so can’t your family members and friends so please spread the word. Post this information on your Facebook and Instagram pages, Tweet it out on Twitter and share it with your colleagues and friends. Let’s get as many votes as possible.
The poll will stay open until Wednesday night at 11pm and Tom Leyden will unveil the winner on the FOX25 News at 11. 

Thank you for your ongoing support for ALL of Milton High School’s Athletic teams!

Friday, October 30, 2015

MHS Girls Cross Country is Sponsoring a Kids Trail Run

The MHS Girl's Cross Country Team is sponsoring a second Kid's Trail Run on November 8th at Cunningham Park.  Please see the flyer below for details, and come out to support our Wildcats!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Grades 5-8 Parent Information Night & 8th Grade Step Up Day

Grades 5-8 Parent Information Night
Thursday, October 29th at 6:30 p.m.

This event will afford parents/guardians an opportunity to learn about course offerings, academic and extracurricular programs, athletics and activities that prepare students for college and life beyond high school. Parents/guardians will meet faculty and students and also have the option to take a tour of the building.

                                   8th Grade Step Up Day
Wednesday, October 28th from 9:45a.m. to 10:45a.m.

Students from Pierce Middle School, St. Agathas, St. Marys and any other private schools who might be considering Milton High School are invited to Milton High for a tour of the building and MHS Showcase of all sports, clubs and activities we have to offer.


21 Advanced Placement course offerings
96% of Milton High Students took the SAT in 2012-2013
The PSAT is administered to all sophomores & juniors before graduating
92% of students admitted to 4-year & 2-year university/college
Students have access to Music Lab, Language Lab, Biotech Lab, Computer Labs
Music Program: Band, Chorus & Strings
More than 75 clubs and activities
Robotics Team
Community Service Opportunities
Mock Trial
Excellent Athletic Program and Facilities
Debate Team

MHS's Fall Musical "42nd Street" November 5th & 7th

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

PSAT Schedule Reminder - Wed 10/14/15

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

On Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 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 14th. 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. 14th.

    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.

Thank you very much for your cooperation and understanding.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

MHS Varsity Golf wins Bay State Conference Tournament

Congratulations to the MHS Varsity Golf Team and Coach David Wilson for winning the 2015 Bay State Conference Tournament, held on Wednesday 10/7/15 at Spring Valley Country Club.  The team was represented by Senior Captain Walker Stroud, Sophomore Jared Carr, and Freshman Jared Carney.  With score of 77, 79 and 84, respectively, the team edged out Needham, Framingham and Newton by one stroke.  Enjoy the photos below from Coach Wilson, and good luck to the Wildcats over the rest of the season!

History Makers Presentation at Milton High School

Pathfinder, author and internet television host Monica Cost addressed students at Milton High on October 7 and presented them with a positive message about self image and finding strength in their own “core” values. Students in the American Experience classes as well as Milton High’s Young Men’s Group and Young Women’s Group were the audience for Ms. Cost and listened to ways in which students can change their own personal image through positive actions. Student Olivia Kelly said about Ms. Cost’s message, “I liked when she told us to remember what’s important to each of us. We shouldn’t try to fix ourselves to please others.” American Experience teacher Kathleen Kelley said, “Ms. Cost’s message about commitment to constant improvement and pursuit of knowledge was powerful one for my students.”

The presentation was coordinated by History Makers, a national organization that works to bring mentors from the community into our schools, and their biggest event is the “Back to School” campaign, where the organization pairs schools and local mentors. This is the first year Milton High School has been a part of the Back to School initiative, but hopes to make it an annual event. The presentation culminated with students pledging to a “commitment of excellence,” a pledge that students all over the United States made over the past few weeks as participants in the “Back to School” initiative. Humanities Department Head Barbara Wright said, “It’s important for our students to see successful role models in their own community, and it was powerful knowing our students joined students around the country in pledging to commit to excellence. These students will be the successful role models of the future.”

Monday, October 5, 2015

MFE's 17th Annunal Monster Dash

The Milton Foundation for Education is hosting its 17th Annual Monster Dash on Sunday, October 5th.  Please see the flyer below for more information.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Japanese Exchange 2015

Milton High School students and faculty welcomed over 500 students from Sakae Higashi High School in Japan on Wednesday 9/30/15 and Friday 10/2/15.  The students engaged in a cultural exchange over the course of the day, with performances from both schools and classroom visits for the remainder of the school day.  Please enjoy some of our favorite pictures from the day.  Thank you to Steve Shapiro and Kathleen Kelley for all of their hard work in planning and executing the exchange program, and to Moira Downes for the pictures below!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

PSAT & Modified School Schedule on Wednesday 10/14

On Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 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 14th. 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. 14th.
     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.
Thank you very much for your cooperation and understanding.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

MHS Football Coach Steve Dembowski Named Patriots' High School Coach of the Week

Congratulations to Coach Dembowski and the entire Wildcat Football program!  Read the entire press release on the New England Patriots' website here: High School Coach of the Week

Monday, September 28, 2015

MHS Boosters Fundraisers Saturday 10/3

Saturday Oct. 3rd Booster Can & Bottle Drive, and Carwash

The MHS Boosters are sponsoring a can & bottle drive and a car wash on Saturday, October 3rd to benefit athletic team fundraising. 

The field hockey team will run the 'Cans for Cats' drive at Milton high school. Student athletes will be at the front entrance of the high school, 25 Gile Road, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to collect your 5 cent cans and bottles to redeem them for cash. 

In addition, a carwash will be held at the Cunningham school, 44 Edge Hill Road, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p. m.  Please stop by and get your car washed by your Wildcat Cheerleaders. 

Go Wildcats!
Picture representing Athletics

Thursday, September 10, 2015

MHS Music Department's Tri-M Honor Society Recognized Nationally

This month's issue of Teaching Music Magazine featured an article about Milton High School's Tri-M Music Honor Society!  Check out the story in print below:

Click here to read more about Milton High School's Tri-M Music Honor Society

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Back to School Night - Thursday September 10th, 6:00PM

Back to School Night will be held this Thursday, September 10th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Milton High School.  Please see the letter below from Principal James Jette regarding the schedule of activities for the night.  We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

New Student Orientation Monday 8/31 3:30 - 6:10PM

On Monday, August 31st, 2015, from 3:30PM to 6:10PM in the Auditorium, MHS Student Leaders and Faculty & Staff will welcome all “new” students to MHS (incoming 9th graders and students new to Milton High School ONLY).  The purpose of the New Student Orientation is to help student get acclimated to the building, the schedule, expectations and the exciting offerings that are available to them at Milton High School.   

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION AGENDA – Monday, August 31st – 3:30pm - Auditorium

3:30 p.m. – Registration (Main Entrance Foyer)

4:00 p.m. – Welcome and introduction of the Student Leaders and MHS staff

4:25 p.m. – Student Leaders will initiate the student activities

5:40 p.m. – Cookout in the Courtyard Cafeteria (burgers, hot dogs, watermelon, chips & bottled water)

6:00 p.m. – Students report back to the auditorium for closing remarks

6:10 p.m. – Orientation will end

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

MHS Students Honored with AP Scholar Distinction

The College Board has released the 2014-15 Advanced Placement data, and 96 Milton High School students have been recognized as an AP Scholar!  The distinctions include:

  • 42 AP Scholars (students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams)
  • 14 AP Scholars with Honors (students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams)
  • 40 AP Scholars with Distinction (students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams)
  • 7 National AP Scholars (students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams)
Congratulations to all of our AP students and their teachers on a job well done!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Senior Portrait Sessions for the Class of 2016

Below is a message from the MHS Yearbook Staff for the Class of 2016:

This is just a friendly reminder to be sure to schedule your senior portrait session with Hayward photography for your yearbook photo.  If you do not have a senior yearbook portrait taken with Hayward photography, your school I.D. photo will be used.  Please visit www.haywardphotography.com or call Hayward (617-698-1840)  to schedule your portrait session today!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MHS Summer Assignments

Thank you to everyone for a great year at Milton High School.  Have a happy and healthy summer!

Summer work for Milton High School students can be found by following the link:
MHS Summer Assignments & Recommended Activities

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Wear Blue on Friday, June 19th - Stop Cyberbullying Day 2015

Stop Cyberbullying Day is an annual day where everybody can get involved and make a difference both on and off-line.  Join the growing movement for action against online bullying and to help us create a much safer more enjoyable environment for our children's future.  Wear blue this Friday, June 19th, to show your support!  #STOPCYBERBULLYINGDAY #POSITIVITY #SCD2015


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Athletic Update

The following post is from Athletics Director, Larry Rooney:

Baseball: The Milton High Baseball Team made tournament this year, but lost 3-2 in the first round of the MIAA DII South Sectional Tournament.  They ended their season with a final record of 11-10.

Girls Tennis:  The team made it the first round of the MIAA DII South Sectional MIAA Tournament, but lost to Falmouth High School.

Boys Tennis: The team qualified for the DII South Sectional Tournament, but lost to Sharon High School in the first round.

Boys Track:
All States: The boys relay team of Koby Osazee, David Perkins, Ludwig Frederique and Derek Perkins finished the season as the second-best 4×100 relay team in the state at the All State Track Meet at Fitchburg State University on Saturday, June 6th.  The team came close to being the top team in the state, losing the state title by .03 of a second, but breaking the school record with a time of 42:80.  The relay team qualified to compete in The New England Interscholastic Track Outdoor Championship this Saturday, June 13th in Saco Maine. Senior Kingston Iwuala earned 9th place in the boys’ high jump with a height of 6-02.00

States: This relay team won first place at the MIAA D3 State Track Meet on June 2nd.  At this meet, David Perkins finished fourth in the 200m and Derek Perkins finished third in the 100m dash.  Kingston Iwuala was also D3 state champion, placing first in the high jump and Myles McDermott took fifth place.  The boys’ 4 x 800 m relay team consisting of Colin Keeley, Kyle Dempsey and John Lenane finished in fourth place.

Girls Track: 
All States: Members of the girls track team also competed at the All-State Meet in Fitchburg.   Sophomore Colette O’Leary placed 8th in the state for the 800 meter with a time of 2:17. Freshman Bridget Mitchell placed 15th in the mile with a time of 5:17.14. The 4×400 relay placed 14th with a time of Milton 4:05.20. The relay was comprised of Seniors Emma Pred Sosa & Zion Theodros, Junior Alexis Belash and Sophomore Colette O’Leary. Sophomore Abigail Jean-Baptiste placed 19th in the long jump with a 16-01.25. Senior Andrea Juzyca also placed 19th in the javelin with a throw of 105-05.

States: Team members also scored extremely well at the MIAA D3 State Meet at Durfee High School on June 3nd.  At this meet, Abigail Jean-Baptiste earned 5th place in the 100 meter dash, with a time of 12.95.  Zion Theodros placed 9th in the 400 meter with a time of 61.40.  Colette O’Leary won first place in the 800 meters with a time of 2:17. Bridget Mitchell earned second place in the mile with a time of 4:59.54 and also placed fourth in the two mile with a time of 11:21.52. The girls 4×800 relay earned third place; the 4×100 relay earned 6th place; the 4×400 got 5th place; Andrea Juzyca earned second place in the javelin with a throw of 125-10. In the Pentathalon event, Jesse Iwala got 4th place, Isabel Belash got 6th place, Oceane  Marescal got 9th place and Savannah Madden got 11th place.

For sports schedules for all MHS teams, please click here:

Class of 2015 - Future Endeavors

This past weekend was the Milton High School Class of 2015 graduation.  Congratulations to each of our graduates and we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. Following is a list of the colleges, universities, trade schools, preparatory schools and military branches our students will be heading off to in the next few months. Some of these schools have more than one Milton High School graduate attending:

Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA, Babson College, Wellesley, MA, Barnard College, New York, NY, Bates College, Lewiston, ME, Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, Boston University, Boston, MA, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, Bridgton Academy, North Bridgton, ME, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater MA, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC, Connecticut College, New London, CT, Curry College, Milton, MA, Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH, Dean College, Franklin, MA, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA, Emerson College, Boston, MA, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA, Endicott College, Beverly, MA, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA, George Washington University, Washington, DC, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, Indiana University/Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, Johnson & Wales, Providence, RI, Keene State College, Keene, NH, LA College of Music, Los Angeles, CA, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, Lasell College, Newton, MA, Loyola University/Maryland, Baltimore, MD, Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY, Manhattanville College, New York, NY, Massasoit Community College, Brockton MA, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Boston, MA, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA, Mount Ida College, Newton, MA, New York University, New York, NY, Nichols College, Dudley, MA, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, Pace University, New York, NY, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Providence College, Providence, RI, Quincy College, Quincy, MA, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, Regis College, Weston, MA, Roxbury Community College, Boston, MA, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, Simmons College, Boston, MA, St. Bonaventure University, Allegany, NY, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA, Stonehill College, Easton, MA, Suffolk University, Boston, MA, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, Toni & Guy Hairdressing School, MA, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, Tufts University, Medford, MA, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, University of Maine/Orono, Orono, ME, University of Maryland/College Park, College Park, MD, University of Massachusetts/Amherst, Amherst, MA, University of Massachusetts/Boston, Boston, MA, University of Massachusetts/ Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, University of Massachusetts/Lowell, Lowell, MA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, Western New England University, Springfield, MA, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA, Wheaton College, Norton, MA, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

We are also proud to announce that one of our students will be attending the US Naval Academy in Bethesda, MD, two students have enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps; and one student has enlisted in the U. S. Navy.

Barnes & Noble Bookfair - Thursday, June 11

In an effort to raise funds for our library, we are working together with Barnes & Noble Booksellers to host a bookfair at the Barnes & Noble Braintree store.

On Thursday, June 11th, Barnes & Noble will contribute a percentage of every sale, made with a special bookfair voucher, to the Milton High School Library.  Vouchers will be available online at the Milton High School Library’s website and in hard copy at Milton High School.  You can also support the MHS Library by shopping online at www.bn.com/bookfairs from Thursday, June 11th, through Tuesday, June 16th, by including the bookfair voucher ID #11597762 on the payment page during checkout.

Please help support the Milton High School Library by shopping at Barnes & Noble, 150 Granite Street, Braintree throughout the day on Thursday, June 11th, with a bookfair voucher or shopping online at www.bn.com/bookfairs.  For more information, contact Milton High School librarian, Jen Troy via email at jtroy@miltonps.org.

Final Exam Schedule and Expectations

❏ Students must take the exam during the designated times above. If a student misses a scheduled exam for any reason, s/he must receive administrative approval from his/her Vice Principal in order to make-up the exam. The Vice Principal will then follow up with the teacher.

❏ Students may not leave an exam early. After they complete and hand in their final exams, they may study or read quietly. They may not use any electronic devices (no headphones out, cell phones, Kindles, iPads/tablets, iPods, GameBoys, etc.) during the exam sessions.

❏ For students with school bus passes, the school bus will take them home at 1:40 p.m. using abbreviated bus routes that are already established and are posted on Milton High School’s webpage. The only exception is Wednesday, June 24th when there is only one scheduled exam; the school bus will leave Milton High at 10:30 a.m. Please note that there is no bus on Thursday, June 25th.

❏ The library will be open during exam times so that students who do not have an exam can have a place to study quietly.

❏ Lunch will be served from 10:10 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. (Friday, Monday, and Tuesday). There is no lunch on Wednesday, June 24th.

❏ Students are not permitted to linger/hang out in the hallways during the lunch period nor during exams.

❏ During lunch time, students may go to the cafeteria, to the library for a quiet study or to the field house to play basketball or watch others play (Friday, Monday, and Tuesday).

❏ Students who have two exams on any given day are not permitted to leave the building for lunch or any other reason. We do not have an open campus; therefore, all students must remain in the building during the school day.

❏ If a student does not have an exam during a particular exam period, the student does not have to be in school during that time. For example, if a student has a half-year course that meets first period, the student takes their exam on the Review Day/Semester Exam Day, Thursday, June 18th. The student does not need to be in school during the Final Period 1 time slot.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MHS All Night Graduation Party

The following post has been submitted by All Night Party Chairperson & MHS Parent, Deanna Terranova:

Sunday June 07, 2015

Don’t let your teenager become a graduation night statistic.

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 www.mhsanp.blogspot.com  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!

Email the following info to: MiltonANP@gmail.com
Volunteer Name:



Your email:

Your phone:                                     Home/    work/   cell/


June 7,  2015 (Sunday):

  • Shift ONE     5:30PM – 7:30PM       set up      
  • Shift TWO    10:00PM - 2:00AM     doors open at 10:30
  • Shift THREE 2:00AM -   5:00AM    hypnotist show

June  8,  (Monday):

  • Shift  FOUR    5:00AM -  6:00AM    pack up 

Please let us know which shifts you will be working. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

MHS Future Business Leaders of America

Congratulations to the members of the MHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) listed below, who have qualified to compete at the National Leadership Conference in Chicago, Illinois during June 29th - July 2nd.  The students participated along with seven other MHS students on March 30th at the FBLA State Leadership Conference at Bentley University. The students gained valuable insight and tips from industry leading executives, participated in  
leadership activities, networked with future business leaders from across the commonwealth and competed in business events.  The day culminated with an awards ceremony for the top finishers in the state.  

The following students earned top honors in the state and have qualified to compete at the National Leadership Conference in Chicago:

State Champion in Desktop Publishing: Kevin Pham

3rd place in Economics: Harry Kong

3rd place in Desktop Publishing: Colin Keally & John Viveiros

3rd place in Marketing: Andy Arceiri & Tim Walsh

3rd place in Introduction to Business: Andy Arcieri

Friday, May 15, 2015

MHS SADD Presents Prom Driving Safety - Crashed Car Demo on May 21, 2015 - Sponsored by Liberty Mutual

Milton High School, the Milton High School SADD Club, and Liberty Mutual Insurance are sending a powerful message to their classmates and community in preparation of the 2015 prom:  drinking and driving is a deadly combination, especially during prom season.

            To heighten awareness of this ever-present threat in Milton and throughout the country, the Milton High School SADD Club is hosting a Crash Car event on May 21, 2015, sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance. The program will feature key note speaker Matt Clarke, presenting to the students in the morning starting at 9 am, telling his story of how one mistake ended the life of a best friend, sent him to prison, and affected hundreds of lives. Liberty Mutual will also be providing Milton High School with a crashed vehicle for a safety demonstration for students at the high school, after dismissal, on the field behind the Field House. We will be having “zero tolerance law” discussions and a demonstration of the “Jaws of Life”.   Students will also have the option to try to walk straight lines using “Distortion Goggles” and more.

“Teen drivers in our community have the potential to set a meaningful example for their peers during prom season,” said Joanmarie Berry, a Town of Milton member and Personal Insurance Agent for Liberty Mutual’s Westwood, MA office.“Through activities such as our crashed car demonstration, we can encourage positive decision-making among teens and prevent drinking and driving on prom night.” Joanmarie Berry also graduated from Milton High School in 2005.

Schools also play a vital role in curbing dangerous behaviors on prom night.  According to a study by Liberty Mutual and SADD of more than 2,200 high school students, 89 percent of teens reported their schools have programs or policies in place to prevent teens from engaging in dangerous behaviors, such as underage drinking, at school-related functions.  The outcome is positive: according to the Liberty Mutual/SADD survey, only 6 percent of high school students say they have driven under the influence on prom night.  This is a stark contrast to the perception of this behavior among their peers: in another study, 90 percent of teens felt their peers would be more likely to drink and drive after prom than at other times of the year.

Helpful Tools and Resources to Rule the Road

The Liberty Mutual/SADD teen driving study is part of a robust library of resources for parents and teens to navigate the early driving years.  Helpful, easy-to-navigate tools are found at www.LibertyMutual.com/TeenDriving, including a Parent/Teen Driving Contract designed for families to jointly discuss responsible driving habits, and to customize mutually agreed consequences and rewards for behaviors such as cell phone use, text messaging, speeding, seat belts, alcohol and other drug use, and curfews.  Additionally, the website provides state-by-state teen driving laws, practice permit tests, and video demonstrations of safe driving techniques.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

MFE Jeep Raffle - Get Your Tickets Now!

The Milton Foundation for Education is raffling off a 2015 Jeep Wrangler or $20,000 in cash.  All of the proceeds from the raffle will go to the Milton Foundation for Education, which is a non-profit organization that raises money to supplement the school budget through a series of grants.  The raffle tickets are $100 each, but the MFE will only sell 500 tickets.  This year’s drawing will take place at the We Are Milton Event on June 27th.  Tickets are available at the office at each of the Milton Schools or can also be purchased by mailing JEEPRAFFLE2015@GMAIL.COM.

Athletic Team Fundraising: Girls Softball Team Car Wash - Saturday, May 16th

The Boosters are sponsoring a car wash on Saturday, May 16th to benefit athletic team fundraising held at the Cunningham school, 44 Edge Hill Road. Please stop by and get your car washed by the girls softball team between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm.

Varsity Athletes Banquet, June 3rd

The Milton High School Boosters club is hosting the 37th Annual Varsity Letter Banquet held on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the Milton High School Copeland Field House (doors open at 5:30 pm). This banquet celebrates the accomplishments of our varsity athletes by recognizing them with a banquet dinner, awarding letters and pins to all members of the varsity teams, and awarding 17 scholarships to senior athletes that contribute positively to the MHS athletics program and the Milton community. Please contact Kerri McCarthy at kbee312@msn.com  or Donna Conroy at donnac8363@aol.com if you would like to volunteer or have questions. Parents, siblings, friends and the Milton community can purchase tickets online at www.miltonboosters.com. Tickets are $20 per adult and $5 per student/child. Please plan to join us as we honor our varsity letter winners and teams.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Scholastic Honors Night

On Tuesday, April 28, 2015 students were honored at the annual Scholastic Honors Night awards ceremony.   During the evening, we recognized Century Club recipients, Junior Book Award winners, Boys and Girls State representatives, and held an induction of new National Honor Society members.  

Milton Youth Sports Info Night - Friday, May 15th

From Athletic Director, Larry Rooney:

Please come out to meet with and hear from all the Youth Sports Programs in the Town of Milton!