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  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:
Volunteer Name:



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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, 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  or Donna Conroy at if you would like to volunteer or have questions. Parents, siblings, friends and the Milton community can purchase tickets online at 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!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Tri-M Article on the National Association for Music Education Website

Dr. Noreen Diamond Burdert, Director of Fine and Applied Arts, has shared some great news with us!  Milton High School's Tri-M honor society has been featured on the National Association for Music Education website.  The article includes some wonderful photos taken by senior Emma Chinman.  Here is the link to the article:  Five Ways Tri-M Benefits Your Students, School and Community.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Prom Tickets are on Sale Now!

Tickets for the Milton High School Junior/Senior Prom will be sold from April 27- May 8 after school in Mrs. Damiani's Room (236). Tickets are $55 per person and may be purchased by check made payable to Milton High School or with a Money Order. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED. All students purchasing tickets must also turn in a filled out contract at the time of purchase. Contracts can be picked up in the folder outside of Mrs. Damiani's room. See Mrs. Damiani or Mr. Kelly with any questions.