Monday, November 20, 2017

MHS Music Senior District Auditions Results

Submitted by Dawn Sykes, Director of Music

We have exciting results from the Senior District Auditions this past Saturday!  Of the 45 students who auditioned, the following MHS students were accepted to this year’s festival:

Ryan Au, Viola
James DiSandro, Tenor
Esme Link, French Horn
Caleb Smith, Alto Saxophone


Also, the following students were accepted to the festival as well as earned qualifying scores to audition for the All State Festival to take place in March:



Annabel Botsford, Alto
Penelope Holland, Soprano
Dominik Hyppolite, Bass
Jada Farar, Alto
Sawyer Flanagan, Snare Drum
Nathania Marc, Violin
Kaleigh Pentland, Alto
Coleman Rose, Tenor Saxophone
Benjamin Scott, Euphonium
Grace Varela, Alto

These festivals are sponsored by the Massachusetts Music Educators Association and serve to enrich school music programs by offering students additional opportunities to perform challenging literature with guest conductors. Congratulations to these outstanding musicians!

Milton High School has been hosting these auditions since 2008, and each year a tremendous number of people come together to move over 1000 musicians through the audition process. A huge thank-you to the our student volunteers who assisted judges and directed musicians, to FAME parent volunteers who provided concession items and services, to our Custodial Staff and Technology Department for their helpful assistance, and to members of the Milton Music Department who organized and managed the event: Rebecca Damiani, Gary Good, Debra Miller, Julia Hanna, Kaitlyn Laprise, Colleen Martin and Rachel Azrak.
Another successful year with more to come— the junior festival is up next in January!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

FBLA returns from National Leadership Conference

Submitted by Future Business Leaders of America Advisor AJ Melanson: 

Future Business Leaders of America had an amazing trip to the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim!   The students networked with 13,000 FBLA students from all over the world (every state was represented, along with China, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Haiti), attended three days of workshops, went to Disneyland and California Adventure, and most importantly made memories that will last a lifetime!

Domenic Jancaterino won 8th place in the country in Economics!  It was the first time in my four years we have had a student earn a spot in the top ten.

Below is a link to the video created for the parents & students:

https://animoto.com/play/CVo22gvA33ZN6yFOpN9XQg


Congratulations!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

MHS Drama Club presents Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Submitted by the MHS Drama Club, Advisor: Jaymes Sanchez

The Milton High School Drama Club will perform William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" this Friday, June 9, at 5pm at Milton High School outside of the Copeland Fieldhouse (Rain location: inside the Fieldhouse). Admission is free; donations will be accepted and greatly appreciated.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Milton Road Race Tuesday June 13th

Submitted by the Milton Junior Woman's Club

The 40th annual Milton Road Race will be run Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 starting and finishing at Cunningham Hall. The race is hosted and organized by the Milton Junior Woman’s Club. The first 500 registered runners receive a swag bag with fun goodies in it including a 40th anniversary t-shirt!  The last 3 years we have had more than 800 runners participate in the race between the 5K and 10K runs. All the proceeds for the race go back into our community in the form of grants to local non profits and scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are Milton residents. 

We are sponsored by many local organizations including these GOLD sponsors: Reebok, Symmons Industries, LLM Design, ProForma Printing and Promotion, the Cunningham Foundation and Fallon Ambulance along with the Milton Police Department, Milton Fire Department and the Milton Department of Public Works. We could not put on this event with out all their help. We are also grateful to have an amazing community turn out every year with lots of families running. Many of the schools create teams as well. Check in with your principal to see who the school captain is-- or start a team for your school! 
           
We have big plans for this year’s race including live entertainment and kids activities!! I hope you will join us and make the event a huge success!! 

The link to register is www.miltonroadrace.racewire.com Online registration is $30 for adults (19 and older) $20 for youth (18 and younger).  In person registration is $35 for adults- the youth rate is the same. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Milton High School Boosters News

Submitted by the MHS Boosters

The Milton High Boosters club is busy preparing for the 39th Annual Varsity Letter Banquet held
on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 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 may purchase tickets. The cost is $20 per adult and $5 per student/child. Tickets can be purchased:  
  
  1. online at www.miltonboosters.com  
  2. stop by the indoor concession stand 
  3. via facebook, contact Milton Parent


Ticket sales will end on May 29th. Please don't delay in purchasing tickets!

2017 DELF Exam: Another Successful Year

Submitted by Dr. Martine Fisher, Director of World Languages

For the fifth year in a row, all the High School French students who took the DELF exam successfully passed it. The DELF Exam (Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française) is an official qualification awarded by the French Ministry of Education certifying specific levels of fluency in French. This certification, which is officially recognized by the European Consortium for Foreign Languages and 180 countries around the world, constitutes the equivalent of the American TOEFL. It is used for school records, as well as college and job applications. Scores are valid for life. 

Congratulations to Madame Pons, our DELF teacher, and the following French VI students:
Taylor Burns, Molly Kibble, Brigitte Dugas, Allegra Giddings, Daniel deBenedictis, Lily Phelan, Sarah Power, Elizabeth Sbarra, Jessica Ayer, Omolade Gbolade, Lulu Mackenzie, Sarah Gardiner, Louis Fitzgerald, Paige Purcell, Madison Jrolf, Liam Donelan, Shane Savage, Bailey Cook, Morgan Chandler, William Macmillan, Gregory Hebard, Andrew Steele, Julia Biagiotti, Nailah Dore-Tyrell, Edwin Duprevil, Aidan Duggan, Anthony Hancock, Claire O'Neill, Max Plageman, Morgan Smith, Sydney Nguyen, Joanna Needham, Ben Corson, Christina Tougias, Liezel Werner

The DELF is designed to assess the communicative skills of a candidate in a real situation using authentic documents, and evaluate  her or his linguistic know-how (writing a letter, asking for information, exchanging opinions).  The exam assesses the four language skills (listening comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking skills and writing) and has several levels (Junior B1 or B2 for our students). The oral test is administered by trained instructors from the French Cultural Center of Boston and our DELF certified teachers.


At the B1 level, the user becomes independent. He/she can maintain interaction: he/she can understand and maintain a discussion and give his/her opinion. He/she is capable of dealing with situations likely to arise in daily life. A B2 user has a degree of independence that allows him/her to construct arguments to defend his/her opinion, explain his/her viewpoint and negotiate. At this level, the candidate has a degree of fluency and spontaneity in regular interactions and is capable of correcting his/her own mistakes.



Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Program of Studies/AP Information Night Wednesday, March 29th

Wednesday, March 29th

Program of Studies/AP Information Night

A comprehensive overview of our course offerings, level choices, graduation requirements and overall course selection process. Following the presentation in the auditorium, AP Teachers and department heads will be available to answer specific questions you may have. This event will begin at 6:30pm in the Auditorium.


All parents/guardians and students are welcome and encouraged to attend!

POSTPONED: Savers Fundrive to support the Junior Class of 2018

The Savers Drive previously scheduled for Saturday March 29th has been postponed.  Please check back for a new date next month. 


Submitted by Rebecca Damiani, Junior Class Advisor

The Milton High School Junior Class of 2018 will be holding a Savers Fundrive from March 29, 2017 through April 29, 2017. Donations can be dropped off at the Milton High School Main office during school hours. Clearly label your donations "Class of 2018 Savers Drive". Donations can also be dropped off on Saturday April 29th between 10 AM and 2 PM. Visit the following website for up to date information:

https://fundrive.savers.com/e/miltonhsclassof2018

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Upcoming MHS Guidance Department Events

Submitted by Karen Cahill, Milton High School Guidance Director

1st EVENT: Thursday, March 23rd: How to Make College Affordable for You
Nearly 70% of parents in a recent survey were unhappy with the way they funded college. Make sure you're part of the happy 30%! Learn how to fix where you are unnecessarily and unknowingly losing money on college. Todd Weaver, Senior Vice President at Strategies For College, Inc. will be here to speak to parents and students on how to make  college affordable to you!
Please join us on Thursday, March 23rd at 6:30pm in the Milton High auditorium to learn more!
Students and parents/guardians are all welcome from any grade! This is important information to hear! The sooner the better!

2nd EVENT: Wednesday, March 29th: Program of Studies/AP Information Night
A comprehensive overview of our course offerings, level choices, graduation requirements and overall course selection process. Following the presentation in the auditorium, AP Teachers and department heads will be available to answer specific questions you may have.


Both of these events will begin at 6:30 pm in the MHS Auditorium.


All parents/guardians and students are welcome and encouraged to attend both events!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Two Scholastic National Award Medal Recipients for MHS

Submitted by Art Teacher Karen Hughes:

Scholastic National Award Medal Recipients were announced for the US on Tuesday March 14th. Only students with Gold Medals from the State Scholastic Awards were moved on to compete in the National Finals. Out of a total of 120 MA State National Award winners Milton High School has three National Awards awards.  Both Rachael and Sarah have been my students for four years, taking every imaginable art course at MHS and have received a number of departmental awards. Sarah was accepted to MA College of Art and a number of other colleges, and Rachael was accepted to Parsons School of Design in NYC, her top choice. Both Sarah and Rachael were in the original ACE student group in elementary and middle school and attribute their love and passion for the arts to the art experience they both received in the Milton Public Schools from elementary to high school. They are both planning to continue in the arts after high school. This is a first for our district.
I am so proud to give you the results:

Rachael Tomaszewski won a Silver National Medal for her entire Art Portfolio titled: A Family Portrait



Sarah Lam won two individual National Medals: a Gold Medal for her Print titled: All Eyes on You, and a Silver Medal for her Photograph titled: Fog.



Milton High School has had three total National Award Winners total in the past years: Mairead Dambruch, Michael Wyatt, and James Gallagher. 

Both Sarah and Rachael will be accepting their medals with their families in NYC at Carnegie Hall, joining all the national winners throughout the US in June.


Monday, March 13, 2017

MHS Chamber Ensemble at the Massachusetts Music Educators Conference

The MHS Chamber Ensemble performed at the Massachusetts Music Educators Conference at the Boston Sheraton on Friday, March 10th.  Congratulations to Ms. Thoresen and the entire ensemble!


Putting for Patients at Milton High School March 18th

The MHS Student Government is hosting their 2nd annual Putting for Patients event this weekend to raise money for the Jimmy Fund. They will transform the Copeland Field House into an 18-hole mini golf course on Saturday, March 18 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.  In addition to the 18-hole mini golf course, there will be a long putt contest, raffle prizes, face painting and a caricaturist.  ALL of the proceeds go to the Jimmy Fund.  Hope to see you all there!


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Drama Club Advances to State Semi-Finals on March 18

Submitted by Drama Club Advisor Jaymes Sanchez

I'm proud to announce that the Drama Club's production of ALCHEMY OF DESIRE/DEAD MAN'S BLUES has advanced to the State Semi-Finals of the Massachusetts State Drama Festival after an outstanding performance by the entire company on Saturday.

Four of our students were named to the "All-Star Company": The judges recognized Jada Farrar and Grace Varela for their acting, Lucas Kery for lighting design, and Julia Butler her direction of the production.


We will perform in the State Semi-Finals at Norwell High School on Saturday March 18. Give these artists a round of applause!





Cheer Team Results from South Regional Championships

The Cheer Team competed in South Regional Championships on Sunday, March 5th at Whitman Hanson High School.  Congratulations on another great season, and your fourth place finish!


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

MHS Drama Club to perform Alchemy of Desire/Dead Man's Blues Friday 3/3/17

The Milton High School Drama Club will present its production of Alchemy of Desire/Dead-Man's Blues, written by Caridad Svich and directed by Julia Butler, on Friday March 3 at 7 P.M. in the Milton High School Auditorium. Admission is free but donations are welcome and appreciated!


Friday, February 10, 2017

Mountain Bike Team Seeking Interested Riders

Submitted by David Mills, Advisor to the Mountain Bike Team

The Milton Mountain Bike Team will begin its second year of competition this spring in the New England High School Cycling Association.  The team is open to boys and girls in grades 7-12, who will compete against 400 other high school students in six races.  Riders compete in their age group, with a focus on safety, fitness and fun.  The goal is to introduce students to a new and exciting sport, while competing on a team.

If your child is interested in joining the team or would like more information, please contact David Mills at dmills@miltonps.org.  In addition, the club is always grateful for members of the Milton community to help out in any way, including equipment, sponsorship of a rider, or as a ride leader.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Audition Successes for Milton Public Schools' Musicians

Submitted by Dawn Sykes, Director of Fine and Applied Arts for the Milton Public Schools

Over the last several weeks, more than 100 Milton students auditioned for the MMEA All-State, Eastern District and SEMSBA festivals.  The results of our most recent auditions are listed below.  I am incredibly proud of these students and their dedicated Directors.  The Milton Music Department is among the best in this state.  Congratulations to all!

On March 3-4th, eight Pierce students will participate in the MMEA Eastern District Junior Festival in Sudbury, MA:

Fay, Brian
Higgins, Sam
Hollingsworth-Hays, Max
Howard, Michael
Killion, Saoirse
Madigan, Cecile
Marc, Jahdiele
Walko, Claire

On March 24-25th, 30 Milton High students will participate in the SEMSBA Senior Festival in Fall River, MA:

Au, Ryan
Banerjee, Shoilee
Botsford, Annabel
Chow, Eva
Davis, Gray
DeFilippo, Isabella
DeFilippo, Julia
Dempsey, Kyle
DiSandro, James
Duggan, Ava
Goodman, Paul
Hogan, Paula
Holland, Penelope
Hyppolite, Dominik
Joiner, Miwa
Link, Esme
Marc, Lemuel
McKay, Henry
Mitchell, Sarah
Nerenberg, Julia
Neville, Isabelle
Nguyen, Hue-Ninh
O’Hanlon, Laura
Piliavin, Isaac
Possi, Emily
Rose, Coleman
Sauter, Gwyneth
Smith, Caleb
Werner, Liezel
Wong, Annie

On May 5-6th, 23 Pierce and Milton High students will attend the SEMSBA Junior Festival in Braintree, MA:

Baker, Katharine
Benoit, Alix
Halpin-Quiroga, Adriana
Hollingsworth-Hays, Max
Howard, Michael
Kelly, Grace
Killion, Saoirse
Lundbohm, Ava
Malouf, Zoe
Manning, Sophia
Marc, Jadhiele
Naide, Elana
O’Hanlon, Ella
Ollivierre III, Franklin
Padera, June
Queally, Roisin
Spinale, Anna
Thomas, Dominique
Walko, Claire
Williams, Victoria
Le, Catherine
Neville, Giselle
Possi, Kate

As previously announced, on March 9-11th six Milton High students, and 22 grades 5-6 students will participate in the MMEA All-State Festival held in Boston, MA:

MHS
Eder, Jamie
Hyppolite, Dominik
Marc, Nethania
Scott, Benjamin
Steele, Katherine
Tan, Stephen

Grades 5-6
Cardoza, Greta
Creamer, Owen
d'Arcy, Neve
Do, Logan
Fiske, Isabella
Glazer, Kiera
Heffron, William
Jilani, Mia
Karuretwa, Kaze
Koh, Daschel
Korman, Tucker
Lane, Lily
Leggett, Sadie
Leimkuehler, Marc
McCarthy, Fiona
Mershon, Brynne
Miller, Kyla
Muir, Lily
Mullen, Mary
Queally, Fionnuala
Sandonato, Luca
Zimon, Fiona

On April 5-8, Nethania Marc and Katherine Steele will attend the Eastern Division Conference in Atlantic City, NJ to perform in the Eastern Division Honors Ensemble.

Finally, I cannot close without mentioning again those students who participated in the MMEA Eastern District Senior Festival held on January 6-7th in Boston, MA:

Daly, Nick
Link, Esme
Marc, Lemuel
Piliavin, Isaac
Scott, Benjamin
Butler, Julia
Davis, Gray
Farrar, Jada
Hyppolite, Dominik
Pentland, Kaleigh
Steele, Katherine
Tan, Stephen
Varela, Grace
Wong, Annie
Eder, Jamie
Au, Ryan
Flanagan, Sawyer
Marc, Nethania


Friday, February 3, 2017

Family Movie Night Friday February 17 at 6:30PM


Update: Winter Cabaret Tuesday February 14 at 7PM

Update: The MHS Winter Cabaret will be held on Tuesday, February 14th at 7 pm in the Charles C Winchester Auditorium. Come and see a variety of student acts including singers, songwriters, pianists, string quartets, jazz combos and rock bands. Admission is $5 at the door.

Come support the music students!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Debate Team at Columbia University

From Debate Team Advisors Kacy Kalell and Dana DePaul:

Last weekend (January 20th-22nd) the Debate team traveled to Columbia University to compete in a National Debate Tournament.  The participants did really well with every team winning at least one round.  The team of Domenic Jancaterino and Ornella Ebongue won four rounds and made it to the out rounds. Domenic and Ornella finished the tournament in 17th place out of 98 teams. We have attached a picture of the group that participated in the tournament. We are really proud of the team's performance and are looking forward to them building upon their success.



The team has begun their planning and preparation for their next tournament, which will be on February 11th at Shrewsbury High School.  The resolution for debate at that tournament will be: "Resolved: The United States should lift its embargo against Cuba."

2017-18 Budget Presentation Schedule


Friday, January 20, 2017

College Entrance Exam Presentation Thursday 1/26 at 6:30PM

Please join us on  Thursday, January 26th at 6:30pm in the Milton High School Auditorium when Drew Heilpern of Summit Educational Group will discuss both the SAT and ACT college entrance exams.

Mr. Heilpern will be discussing everything you need to know about the recent changes to the SAT, how it compares to the ACT, and answer any questions you may have.


Students of any grade and parents/guardians are welcome to attend.