Friday, February 27, 2015

Open Public Budget Hearing - March 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

The Milton School Committee will be holding an Open Public Budget Hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.  The hearing will take place in the Milton High School Library, 25 Gile Road, Milton, MA.  Please see the invitation below for more information.

MHS Students of the Quarter - Term 2

MHS Students of the Quarter - Term 2

On Tuesday, February 24, 2015 , in the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium, twenty-two Milton High School students were honored for their outstanding academic achievement throughout the second term.  Students were nominated by their teachers and final selections were agreed upon by department.  The event began with music performed by the MHS Music Group "Zip, Zap, and the Zops" and followed with a reception and pictures.  

Congratulations to the winners of the Student of the Quarter award for Term 2!

Monday, February 23, 2015

MHS Drama Club Presents Tracks

Please come to the MHS Drama Club's performance of Tracks on Wednesday, February 25th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium at Milton High School.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Milton High and Pierce Middle School Students Selected for the Eastern District Junior & Senior Festivals

Congratulations to the following eleven students who were selected by audition for the Eastern District Junior Festival.  The festival is for students in grades 7, 8, and 9.

Milton High School 
Shoilee Banerjee, Dominik Hyppolite, Benjamin Scott, Grace Varela

Pierce Middle School  
Lilli Cormack, Gray Davis, Sarah Hancock, Penelope Holland, Ruby Lippert, Kara Milliken 
Zach Vaughn

Congratulations to the following forty students from Milton High School who were selected by audition for the Eastern District Senior Festival.  The festival is for students in grades 9-12.

Dylan Banh, Emily Chow, Kyle Dempsey, Liam Hines, Dane Matejka, Christine Stafford, Michael Wyatt, Samantha Antoniewicz, Julia Butler, Monika Cormack, Cameron Delerme, Hope Huban, Dominik Hyppolite, Domenic Jancaterino, Johance Liverpool, Colette Nourie, Aislinn O'Brien, Elizabeth O'Connor. Joshuea Ogbuike, Tatiana Perez, Jacqueline Ruscito, Katherine Steele, Matthew Wong, Shareen Alsebai, Ryan Au, Eva Chow, Anna Gaden, Abigail Jean-Baptiste, James Le, Nethania Marc, Amiel Marc, Ocean Marescal, Tansy Massey-Green, Isabelle Neville, Hu-Ninh Nguyen, Emma Pred-Sosa, Madeline Scott, Hannah Solomon, Alice Truong, Liezel Warner

The Boston Globe Scholastic Art Award Winners

The 2015 Massachusetts Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards results are in. Congratulations to the following Milton High School students who received individual Gold Keys, Silver Keys, and Honorable Mentions at the annual Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards competition. 

Honorable Mention
Maia Adley - Painting
Mairead Dambruch - Painting 
Meghan Donelan - Art Portfolio
Anna Gaden - Drawing
Madeline Hoy - Painting
Joshua Kery - Painting 

Silver Key
Emma Pred-Sosa - Drawing
Gold Key
Joshua Kery - Drawing
Michael Wyatt - Drawing

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

50 Years Later: Why the Struggle for Civil Rights is Still Relevant - Wed, February 11, 2015

Please join us for a panel discussion on civil rights issues, past and present, sponsored by the Milton High School Diversity Committee.  50 Years Later will be held on Tuesday, February 11th from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium at Milton High School in Milton, Massachusetts. The event is free and open to all. Doors will open at 6 pm with a performance by Milton High School’s Jazz Ensemble shortly after.

For more information about the speakers at the event, please see our previous post. Also, please see the article regarding the event in the Boston Globe.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Massachusetts All State Music Festival

The following post is from K-12 Fine & Applied Arts Director, Dr. Burdett, and first appeared in Superintendent Gormley's January 30th E-Blast:

We have great news from our music department! NINE Milton High School students were accepted to the Massachusetts All State Music Festival and will be performing at Symphony Hall in March!  They auditioned last on Sunday, January 25th, competing with students from all across the Commonwealth and their high scores won them places in this prestigious festival. 

Congratulations to Simon Eder, Will Hess, Walker Stroud, Samantha Antoniewicz, Monika Cormack, Jackie Ruscito, Harry Kong, Kevin Mehdizadeh, and Stephen Tan.

MHS Robotics Team

The following post is from the MHS Robotics Team and first appeared in Superintendent Gormley's January 30th E-Blast:

Milton High School’s Robotics Team, “Milton Static” will be hosting 17 teams from around New England on Sunday, February 8th for a robotics tournament.  Team members are asking for members of the community with an interest in robotics or engineering to come and lend a hand, as well as anyone who can help out by selling tickets, concessions, etc. Matches start around 11am and run until 5pm.  Contact if you are interested in helping. There is no cost to attend.

Meanwhile, Milton Static attended a tournament in Arlington this past weekend, where they placed 4th out of 13 teams. Last year, the team placed 4th at the Battle of Lexington held at Lexington High School and won the Rockwell-Collins Innovation award for design of the robot.

The team is sponsored by PTC (a software company based in Needham) and the Milton House of Pizza. Members of the team volunteer by working with the robotics teams at the elementary and middle schools. They’ve presented at elementary science fairs and were featured as an exhibition last year for First Night in Boston. Please come to support this team.

The following MHS students are members of Milton Static: Albert Enyedy, Connor Byrne, Liam Chase, Tanvir Islam, Will MacMillan, Alex Dustin, Robbie Silva, Jillian Eckard, Alden Hebard, Kristen Mills, Yusuf Solomon, Nick Daly, Will Breslin and Tristan Darby.

Curriculum News - World Languages

The following post is from World Language Director Martine Fisher and first appeared in Superintendent Gormley's January 30th E-Blast:

The High School World Language Department has three more good reasons to be proud of its students since last summer: 100% success in both French and Spanish Advanced Placement exams[1] and 100% success in the DELF, a newly introduced International French proficiency exam.

The success of our AP students is particularly noteworthy as the College Board recently updated both French and Spanish curricula. These changes reflect the general evolution of the field of world language instruction towards a holistic and functional approach to language proficiency. Our High School language team, well-aware of this growing emphasis on active communication, re-evaluated and progressively revised curriculum, instruction, and expectations for all classes and levels.

In current French and Spanish classes, students learn and use the target language in meaningful and real-life contexts through a wide range of reading, writing, speaking and listening activities. In AP Language and Culture classes, instruction is organized around six interrelated contemporary themes defined by the College Board: Global Challenges, Personal and Public Identities, Science and Technology, Beauty and Aesthetics, Contemporary life, Families and Communities. The objectives of these standard and performance-based courses are to develop student communicative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills in authentic contexts.

The exploration of the various cultures of the Francophone and Hispanic worlds is conducted through historical, socio-economical and multidisciplinary perspectives.  Technology plays, of course, a major role in 21st century language classes. Smartboards, a newly equipped language lab, i-pads and authentic audio-visual resources connect our classrooms and our students to the world.

The addition of performance-based international exams to our current French and Spanish programs was a logical next step. The DELF (Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française) was successfully introduced two years ago through a collaboration with the French Cultural Center in Boston (Alliance Française). The DELE (Diploma Español como Lengua Extranjera) organized by the Institute Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Government will be piloted this school year. Both exams are divided into six levels of proficiency (A1, A2. B1, B2, C1 and C2). Our French students take their exams at the B1 or B2 level[2]. All candidates succeeded two years in a row. We expect our Spanish students to perform at the same level. Both certifications are officially recognized by the European Consortium for Foreign Languages, and constitutes the equivalent of the American TOEFL. Such certifications are official international acknowledgement of language mastery, a noteworthy advantage for college application and a gateway to international careers around the world. Scores are valid for life.

[1] The AP Latin exam was not offered last year but will be this year. The format of this exam has also been recently revised by the College Board.
[2] At the B1 level, the user becomes independent, can understand and maintain a discussion and give an opinion. The student is capable of dealing with situations likely to arise in daily life. A B2 user has a degree of independence such that arguments can be defended, opinions explained and viewpoints negotiated. At this level, the candidate has a degree of fluency and spontaneity in regular interactions and is capable of correcting mistakes.

Spring SAT Prep Courses at MHS

Milton High School will be running SAT Prep courses on Saturdays to prepare students for the May 2nd SAT exam.  Students may register for Math sessions, Verbal sessions, or both. Please see the brochure below for course dates, times, cost, and registration information.
Please send all questions to Courtney Miller, Mathematics Department Head, at or 617-696-4470 x5519.

To download the SAT Prep Brochure, click here.

Snow Days - New Date for the End of School

Due to the five snow days, the last day of school for Milton High will be on Tuesday, June 23rd.  Please note that final exams will run from June 16 - 23, 2015.