Thursday, December 29, 2016

Norfolk County DA Michael Morrissey Visits MHS

The following post was provided by SADD Advisors Robin Lee and Karen Hughes.


Thank you all so much for your help and support in making this presentation so successful!

To follow up with DA Michael Morrissey and ADA Jennifer Rowe's message and plea, we are asking that teachers take the time to relay the importance of not texting and driving to students! 

Further, we are hoping that you will all help us earn our points in our TEAM RIVAL quest to get our names etched on the plaque by having all your students take the distractology course at www.norfolkda.com on the TEAM RIVAL webpage.  They will earn community service for taking the course and will be helping the Milton High chapter of SADD get to the top of the leader board!

Thank you to DA Michael Morrissey and ADA Jennifer Rowe for taking the time to visit our school and discuss distracted driving with our school community.  

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

MHS Students Attend Women in Science Competition

The Women in Science Competition was held this past weekend at Bedford High School.  Milton High School Seniors Liezel Werner, Aislinn O’Brien, and Maxim Alvarez competed against 38 other teams, covering 21 different districts.  This was Milton’s first appearance at the competition, and the Science Department is now brainstorming ways to get even more girls involved for next year.

Below are pictures from Saturday, as well as a link with pictures from all events of the competition – the Milton girls are in there!





SADD Members Attend Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness

Members of Milton High School's Students Against Destructive Decisions attended the Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness with Club Advisor Karen Hughes and School Resource Officer Maria Poles Martin.  Pictured below are members of the club with special guest Jim Wahlberg, who was in attendance along with former New England Patriots Matt Light and Troy Brown.






Thursday, December 8, 2016

Boosters Meeting Tuesday 12/13/16 at 7PM

The next Boosters Meeting  will be on Tuesday December 13th at 7PM in room 132 at Milton High School.

For those who don’t know what the Boosters do: We are parents helping to raise awareness and money for all MHS athletes. We fundraise through selling foods, merchandise, memberships and of course the annual Golf Tournament.  We use the funds to provide Scholarships, an end-of-year Varsity Banquet, and we pay for up to 50% of all athletes uniforms as well as other supplemental equipment that isn’t in the school’s budget.

Boosters Merchandise Weekend Hours: December 17th at the Concession stand from 8AM-3PM. Be sure to come by early for the best selection in sizes!  The Concession Stand is just outside the Copeland Fieldhouse at the rear entrance to MHS.


Check out our merchandise on www.facebook.com/miltonhsboosters

If you have questions about these events, email MiltonHSBoosters@gmail.com.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Milton Students Selected for All-Eastern Honors Ensemble

We are proud to announce that Nethania Marc and Katherine Steele have been selected for the 2017 All-Eastern Honors Ensemble!

The ensemble will rehearse and perform in Atlantic City, NJ at the Biennial Eastern Division Conference this coming April.  Nethania will be a member of the Orchestra, and Katie, a member of the Mixed Chorus.


Eastern Division is a component of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and includes the states of New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware.  To be selected for a division-level ensemble is a tremendous accomplishment.   Congratulations to Nethania and Katie, and their families!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Debate Team Success at Little Lexington Tournament

On November 19th, the Debate team attended the Little Lexington Debate Tournament at Lexington High School and did extremely well. The team was led by Aislinn O'Brien and Tanvir Islam, who finished 8th overall and Domenic Jancaterino and Eva Hiller, who finished 12th overall.  Overall, 5 of the 7 teams that competed earned enough victories to qualify for the State Tournament and the 2 teams that did not qualify were only 1 victory shy.  The students did an amazing job and we are looking forward to our next tournament, which is on December 10 at Lincoln-Sudbury.

The photo below is of the Debate team members who attended the Little Lexington event. Congratulations! 


Monday, November 28, 2016

Savers Drive at Milton High School

The Class of 2018 is once again holding a Savers Drive. Every pound of soft or hard goods donated will result in a donation back to the class. You may drop off gently used clothing and housewares at Milton High School during school hours starting on November 21st through December 2nd. The Savers truck will be here between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM on Saturday December 3rd for those who would like to drop off at that time.  Last year, the Class of 2017 raised over $500 through this fundraiser. Please help the Class of 2018 with this fundraiser. 


Contact Ms. Damiani at rdamiani@miltonps.org with any questions.

Cans for Cats Saturday 12/3 to Benefit MHS Field Hockey

The MHS Field Hockey team will hold a Cans for Cats Fundraiser outside of Milton High School from 9:00AM to 12:00PM on Saturday, December 3rd.  Please stop by and recycle your empty cans and bottles with us!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Term 1 Student of the Quarter Cermony

Congratulations to our Term 1 Students of the Quarter, honored this morning the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium!  Two nominees from each of our departments joined us for the ceremony.








Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Spanish Club Cooks and Connects with Nibble Somerville

Students in the Spanish Club attended a private Mexican cooking course with chef Estela Calzada. Students made tamales — a classic Mexican dish made with steamed dough, chicken, and salsa verde — and atole, a warm drink made with cinnamon and cocoa. The class was conducted entirely in Spanish and was offered through Nibble Somerville, an initiative of The Somerville Arts Council dedicated to supporting immigrant communities and promoting meaningful cultural exchange. 




Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Fall Music Cabaret Tuesday November 15th

Come and support the Fall Music Cabaret on Tuesday, November 15th at 7 pm in the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium at Milton High School.  There will be a wide variety of performers from solo pianists to jazz combos, solo singers to rock bands!  Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door before the show.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Junior Class Fundraising Events

The Milton High School Junior Class has two fundraising events in the coming weeks:

On November 17, the class is sponsoring an event at Buffalo Wild Wings. Bring the attached flier with you and a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated back to the Class of 2018.


Second, the Class of 2018 is once again holding a Savers Drive. Every pound of soft or hard goods donated will result in a donation back to the class. You may drop off gently used clothing and housewares at Milton High School during school hours starting on November 21st through December 2nd. The Savers truck will be here between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM on Saturday December 3rd for those who would like to drop off at that time.  Last year, the Class of 2017 raised over $500 through this fundraiser. Please help the Class of 2018 with this fundraiser. Contact Ms. Damiani at rdamiani@miltonps.org with any questions.  


Thursday, September 29, 2016

MSAPC Received Community Hero Award at Youth Substance Use Conference

The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition was bestowed a Community Hero Award today at the South Shore Hospital's annual Youth Substance Use Conference. The award acknowledged the MSAPC's efforts to build awareness and action to address youth alcohol and drug use in our town. Over 300 people were in attendance, many from Milton, including students from MHS's SADD group with their advisors Karen Hughes and Robin Lee, and K-12 Physical Education and Health Director Noel Vigue.  

Congratulations, and thank you for your efforts!


  


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Safeguarding Our Kids In Risky Times K-12

Please join us in the Milton High School Auditorium on Tuesday, October 4th, starting at 5:30PM for an important Milton community discussion on substance use awareness and prevention.


Monday, September 12, 2016

MHS Boosters: Friday Night Under the Lights

A message from the Milton Boosters...

Come cheer on the MHS Wildcats when they face Quincy High on Friday (9/16) at 7PM.  There will be face painting and sign making, food and drinks, old friends and new.  We hope to see you there!  Festivities begin at 6PM.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

New Traffic Pattern and Parking at Milton High School

You'll notice some changes to our traffic pattern and parking at Milton High School this school year, all to make our campus safer.  Please see the preview below.


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Final Exam Schedule and Information


Student Government Election Results

Congratulations to all of our Student Government candidates on their outstanding speeches and campaigns.  The results of the elections for the 2016-17 school year are in!

Class of 2017
President - Andrew Arcieri
Vice President - Emily Possi
Secretary - Naomi Negassi
Treasurer - Julia Butler
Representatives - Joanna Needham & Michael Sullivan

Class of 2018
President - Mackenzie Caputo
Vice President - Nuasheen Chowdhury
Secretary - Sean Ehrlich
Treasurer - Kaleigh Pentland
Representatives - Eva Chow & Abby Lang
Greater Boston Regional Student Advisory Council - Arielle Solomon

Class of 2019
President - Thanh Nguyen
Vice President - Julia DeFilippo
Secretary - Milan Smith
Treasurer - Alexandra Rene
Representatives - Penelope Holland & Tina Nguyen

MHS Book Award Winners

On Friday June 10th, freshmen, sophomore and junior students were awarded with our annual Book Awards for outstanding academic achievement.  The list of winners is below.  Congratulations!


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Distractology Coming to Milton HS

Arbella Insurance and Milton High School are proud to host Distractology at MHS from Monday June 13 to Friday June 17.  Students will get first-hand experience in distracted driving from the safety of a driving simulator.  The program is free, and all participants will receive a $15 gas card.  Sign up in the Main Office today before all of the appointments are gone!



Upcoming MHS Boosters Fundraisers

Girls Cross Country/Track Teams Carwash

Stop by the Cunningham school on Edgehill Road from 9:00 am to noon on Saturday, June 11 and get your car washed by your super wildcat athletes. The girls cross country and track teams will wash your car to raise money for their team. Go Wildcats!
Boys Baseball Can & Bottle Drive

The MHS Boosters are sponsoring a can & bottle drive on Saturday, Saturday, June 11  to benefit athletic team fundraising. The boys baseball 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 am to noontime to collect your 5 cent cans and bottles to redeem them for cash. Please stop by and support your Wildcats!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Class of 2018 Fundraiser at SweetFrog June 7th


Pre-Med Club Visits Milton Hospital

The Pre-Med Club was very excited to meet Milton Hospital's group of specialists on Tuesday afternoon. Thank you to Milton Hospital for taking the time to help these bright and promising young future medical professionals see the multitude of possibilities in front of them!


Thursday, May 19, 2016

MHS Drama Club Performance May 24 and 25

MHS Drama Club Performance May 24 and 25, 7PM in the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium. Admission is free - a $5 donation is suggested.


Upcoming MHS Boosters Events

Girls Softball Carwash

Stop by the Cunningham school on Edgehill Road from 9:00 am to noon on Saturday, May 21 and get your car washed by your super wildcat athletes. The girls softball team will wash your car to raise money for their team. Go Wildcats!

Boosters Varsity Letter Banquet

The annual Boosters Varsity Letter Banquet will take place on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 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 the varsity teams, and awarding scholarships to senior athletes that contribute positively to the MHS athletics program and the Milton community. Student athletes receiving a varsity letter will receive their invitation and one free ticket in the mail. Parents, siblings, friends and the Milton community can purchase tickets online at www.miltonboosters.com, stop by the indoor concession stand, or leave a message on our Facebook page. Tickets are $20 per adult and $5 per student/child (non-Varsity recipient).


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

MHS Boosters Events on May 7: Cans for Cats & Carwash

MHS Boosters May 7th Can & Bottle Drive and Carwash

The MHS Boosters are sponsoring a can & bottle drive on Saturday, May 7 to benefit athletic team fundraising. The boys basketball 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 am to noon to collect your 5 cent cans and bottles to redeem them for cash.


A carwash will be held at the Cunningham school, 44 Edge Hill Road, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Please stop by and get your car washed by the boys tennis team. Go Wildcats!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Student of the Quarter, Term 3

Congratulations to our Term 3 Student of the Quarter award recipients!  Keep up the great work!







Thursday, March 31, 2016

Spring Cleaning Savers Drive

Are you Spring Cleaning and need a place to donate your items? The Milton High School Junior Class is sponsoring a Spring Cleaning Savers Drive! Gently used clothing and housewares can be brought to MHS on Saturday, May 14th from 9 AM- Noon. The MHS Junior Class will benefit from every pound of good donated! Please contact Mrs. Damiani with any questions- rdamiani@miltonps.org

MHS Band Holding 3rd Annual Mattress Sale on Sunday May 1

Save the Date! The Milton High School Band is holding the third annual Mattress sale on Sunday, May 1 at Milton High School from 10AM- 5 PM.  Every item sold with benefit the Milton High Band Program.  Please contact Mrs. Damiani- rdamiani@miltonps.org or Mr. Good with questions- ggood@miltonps.org.


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

MHS Boys Lacrosse Host Can/Bottle Drive on Saturday April 2nd



The MHS Boosters are sponsoring a can & bottle drive on Saturday, April 2 to benefit athletic team fundraising. The boys lacrosse 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 am to noontime to collect your 5 cent cans and bottles to redeem them for cash. Please stop by and support your Wildcats!

The Milton Times First Annual “Faces and Places of Milton” Photo Contest

The Milton Times is running its first "Faces and Places of Milton" Photo Contest!

This contest is open to all amateur photographers who are Milton residents.  Photo subjects need to be either people or places in our town.  Or it can be of your favorite person who resides in town at one of your favorite places, take your pick!  Photos can be taken in black and white or color but must be at least 2.5MB in size for clarity and good resolution.  The First Place, Second Place and Honorable Mention winners will have their photos printed, matted and framed for exhibition in the lobby adjacent to the Plate at Milton Marketplace.  These will also be published in an edition of the Milton Times. 

Photos will be judged by Tom Pilla, Contributing Editor, Barry Nelson, Photojournalist and Aldo Pinto, Production Manager for the Milton Times. 

Criteria for Judging:

Photos must be of people and places of Milton.  Each photo must come with a caption identifying persons in the photo and the place in Milton where it was taken.  The photographer must be a Milton resident. 

Photos will be judged on clarity, composition and of course, creativity.  Photos must be sent as an e-mail attachment in jpg format to Sue Bertram, Ombudsman at editor@miltontimes.com.  Please give your name, address, phone number and e-mail address along with a description of the photograph.  Professional photographers, employees and families of the Milton Times as well as those families of sponsors are barred from submitting their work. 

All photos sent to the Milton Times become property of the newspaper whether or not they are chosen as prize recipients. 

Prizes:

1st Place:  Gift card to Novara and two year subscription to the Milton Times

2nd Place Gift Card to the Fruit Center and one year subscription to the Milton Times

Honorable Mention:  Six month subscription to the Milton Times. 


Submissions must be made no later than Friday, April 15 at 12:00PM, and late submissions will not be accepted.  

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Mairead Dambruch's Artwork Recognized Nationally

We are pleased to announce that Mairead Dambruch has earned national recognition in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2016.  Mairead has been identified by panels of creative professionals as the being among the most talented young artists and writers in the nation.  This year, nearly 320,000 works of art and writing were submitted.  Only the top 1% were recognized at the national level.  These students have been invited to attend a ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on Thursday, June 2.

Below is Mairead's Gold Medal winning piece, entitled "Waiting".  She has also earned a Silver Medal for a second piece, entitled "Inundated".

Congratulations Mairead!


MHS Indoor Track Success at Nationals

The following post is reprinted from Superintendent Mary Gormley's blog, published on 3/14/16 at http://blog.miltonps.org/?p=1976

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Ten Wildcats travelled to NYC this past weekend to compete in the New Balance Indoor Nationals. From left: Alexis Belash, Alexis Daly, David Perkins, Koby Osazee, Smith Charles, Derek Perkins, Bridget Mitchell, Elise O’Leary, Colette O’Leary, Sophie Cousineau and Coach Tom Shaw.
 It was a very exciting weekend for our Indoor Track Teams. Both teams left Milton High School on Friday after a rousing send-off from our Boosters, administrators, parents, Milton Police Department, faculty and staff in the lobby.  The teams travelled to the Bronx for the New Balance Indoor National Championship and returned with an All-American title.
The boys’ team sent their record-holding 4×200 relay (David Perkins, Derek Perkins, Smith Charles and Koby Osazee) and one individual, Smith Charles, who competed in the Freshman 60 Meter Dash.
The girls sent two relay teams, a DMR (Distance Medley Relay) comprised of Sophie Cousineau, Colette O’Leary, Elise O’Leary and Bridget Mitchell; and a 4×800 relay with Alexis Belash Sophie Cousineau, Colette O’Leary and Elise O’Leary; along with one individual, Alexis Daly, who competed in the Freshman 60 meter dash on Sunday morning.
On Friday night, Milton girls’ DMR battled teams from Pennsylvania and Virginia to win their heat, shatter the school record (by 27 seconds) and ultimately place 9th overall at Nationals. Colette O’Leary, Sophie Cousineau, Elise O’Leary, and Bridget Mitchell (coming off a 6-week injury hiatus) each had to fight every step of the way during their legs to keep the team on pace. It was a remarkable thing to watch. Here is the video (just under 12 minutes)
On Saturday afternoon, the boys’ 4×200 relay team competed against the best in the country. Unfortunately, they did not advance past the semi-final heat, but if you watch the race, there is no doubt these boys gave it their all. See link below:
On Saturday evening, the girls 4×800 relay team of Ali Belash, Sophie Cousineau, Colette O’Leary and Elise O’Leary returned to the New York Armory.  Their qualifying time for this race put them in the “slower” heat and nobody (except themselves and Coach Shaw) expected to see much change in the rankings.  See for yourself what teamwork, discipline and mental toughness can do for an underdog team. Keep in mind that none of these girls have ever competed at the national level, and their anchor is a freshman!!  The team went on to place 6th, which has qualified them as All-Americans. An amazing achievement!
Our freshman boy Smith Charles, blazed his way through the qualifying heats to make it to the finals on Sunday afternoon. Running against the best 9th graders in the country, Smith earned second place in this race with a time of 7.03 Congratulations to Smith Charles!  Watch his race below:
Our freshman girl, Alexis Daly, also competed in the Freshman 60 meter race, placing 13th overall. Her time was a 7.94. This was an amazing effort in an extremely competitive field.  Great job, Alexis!
We are so proud of every one of these athletes, who have represented Milton High School and the Town of Milton so admirably.

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All Americans!! The MHS Girls 4×800 relay team earned All-American status at this past weekend’s New Balance Indoor Nationals Championship. From left: Sophie Cousineau, Elise O’Leary, Colette O’Leary and Ali Belsh.

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MHS Boys Indoor Track athlete Smith Charles placed second in the Freshmen 60 meter dash at the New Balance Indoor Nationals Championship in New York.


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The MHS Girls Indoor Distance Medley Relay team placed 9th at New Balance Indoor National Championship. From left: Coach Tom Shaw, Elise O’Leary, Sophie Cousineau, Colette O’Leary and Bridget Mitchell.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Golf Team Runs Can & Bottle Drive on Saturday, March 5th

Golf Team Runs Can & Bottle Drive on Saturday, March 5th


The next MHS Boosters can & bottle drive is on Saturday, March 5th. The golf 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 am to noontime to collect your 5 cent cans and bottles to redeem them for cash. Please stop by and support your Wildcats!

Friday, February 26, 2016

MHS Booster Club Calendar Fundraiser

MILTON HIGH SCHOOL BOOSTER CLUB
CALENDAR FUNDRAISER
KICK OFF

WHEN : MONDAY FEBRUARY 29TH 2:45 PM

WHERE : COPELAND FIELDHOUSE

WHO : ALL MILTON HIGH ATHLETES & COACHES

The Boosters will kick off it’s spring fundraiser by selling prize calendars.

Please come and hear about what the boosters do for the athletics at the high school and some of our future possibilities and pick up your calendars for sale during the month of March a prize will be drawn each day in April.

There will be door prizes during the kick off event and prizes for the highest sellers.

Tom McCarthy

President Milton High School Booster Club 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Student of the Quarter: Term 2 Honorees

Congratulations to our Term 2 Students of the Quarter!  We are so proud of the hard work that so many of our students have put in over the last ten weeks, and this select group rose to the top!  We will be celebrating their accomplishments on Thursday February 11th at 8:00AM in the Milton High School Auditorium.


Friday, January 29, 2016

MHS Artists Honored in the Scholastic Art & Writing Competition

Milton High School artists have been recognized in this year's Scholastic Art & Writing Competition.  Seventy four pieces from the following artists were selected for awards.  Congratulations to MHS Art Teachers Karen Hughes and Kassandra Aloe, and their very talented students!

Alexis Belash, Isabel Belash, Joseph Binda, Claire Casey,
Emme Cronin, Mairead Dambruch, Xiaoqing "Jasmine" Deng,
Maeve Doyle, Kerry Driscoll, Jamie Eder, Allegra Giddings,
Anne Marie Grudem, Emma Heller, Alexis Higgins,
Laura Hill, Hope Huban, Delphine Jrolf, Joshua Kery,
Sarah Lam, Nathan Liberty, Savannah Madden, Kristin Mills,
Kate Murray, Sabrina Najarian, Rosalind Smith, Stephen Tan,
Kalyani Twyman, John Viveiros, Imani Walker,Antonina Welz,
Maximilian Welz, Michael Wyatt

Enjoy two of the "Gold Key" winning pieces below by Mairead Dambruch and Hope Huban. 



Thursday, January 28, 2016

Girl's Cross Country visits the Statehouse

The Milton High School Girl's Cross Country Team paid a visit to State Representative Walter Timilty at the Statehouse yesterday to celebrate their incredible fall season.  Congratulations to our girls and Coach Tom Shaw!