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.