Milton High School Weekly Updates
- Jan 16 No School – MLK Day
- Jan 17 Late Start for Students/Morning PD for Teachers
- Jan 21 MMEA All-State Auditions
MLK Day 2023
Monday, January 16th is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
In honor of Dr. King our students have written essays using the prompt of MLK’s quote “There Comes a Time When Silence is Betrayal.” Please take a moment to read these great essays by our MHS students Griffin Angus, Katie Scott, and Florian Zoll.
The Calculus Project
Milton recently partnered with The Calculus Project (TCP) to become part of a consortium of Calculus Project districts. Along with Milton, Brookline, Newton, Braintree, Chelsea, and Concord school districts have all signed on to help bridge the achievement gap in math, while diversifying honors and advanced math classes. To learn more about or to follow The Calculus Project please see our December newsletter linked here. Please note that there is a description of an exciting opportunity at BU described in the newsletter!
The Calculus Project Directors
Kelly Conaty, Jennifer Guarino, & Claire Ritten
Milton High School
Journalism Field Trip
The journalism class has been examining the opioid epidemic in the news and to buttress this ongoing study, they took a field trip to the Forbes House to learn about the Forbes family's complicity in the opium trade in China in the middle of the nineteenth century. Students toured the entire Forbes home, learning the history of the family, and then looked specifically at the way the family's wealth and philanthropic contributions directly connected to this lucrative, though harmful, international trade. This field trip would not have happened without the help of Gwen Labbe at the Forbes Museum and H. Hardie, English Department Head, who drove the second van so a big thank you to both!
Ms. Meg Tabacsko from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) came to MHS to visit Ms. Plunkett's Environmental Science classes. Ms. Tabacsko presented the wastewater process that takes place from our own community and at Deer Island. Students were able to observe all stages of the wastewater process with hands-on demonstrations and see everything from waste water to sludge to fertilization products made as a result of the treatment process that have even been used within our own community!
School Committee Forum on Equity in Learning
On Wednesday, January 25th, from 7-8:30pm, the School Committee will host the third of four public forums for the Milton community. The forum will provide an overview of the MPS Strategic Plan and a 30 minute presentation on Equity in Learning, a pillar of the MPS Strategic Plan. Following the presentation by MPS faculty, community members will be invited to ask questions and share comments about Equity in Learning. MPS administrators, faculty, and School Committee members will respond to questions and comments and share their perspectives on the issues.
The public forum will be held at the Council on Aging, at 10 Walnut St, just behind Town Hall. The meeting will be hybrid, with attendees able to participate in person and through Zoom at this link (Passcode: 168556).
Office of Pupil Personnel Services
During the week of February 28, 2023, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered Focusing Monitoring Review of Milton Public Schools. The office of Public School Monitoring visits each district and charter school every three years to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations.
- Areas of review related to special education include student assessments, determination of eligibility, the Individualized Education Program (IEP), Team Process, and IEP development and implementation.
- Areas of review related to civil rights include bullying, student discipline, physical restraint and equal access to school programs for all students.
All details on the visit, community feedback and public access to the reports can be found here.
The Milton SEPAC shares the following updates.
SEPAC sponsored Federation for Children with Special Needs workshops have been scheduled and are awaiting final confirmation – but pencil these in! These are excellent workshops – Eligibility on February 16 in the evening and Understanding the 504: March 7 in the evening – are free and offered virtually.
We welcome you to join us at our next meeting (January 25, 2023, from 6:30-8:30, via Zoom – link to follow.) Did you know you have a SEPAC school rep who meets monthly with your school principal to discuss staffing, programming, and issues of inclusion? Find your school rep here. Please visit the SEPAC website for updates, information, and links to resources.
Pierce Players Presents State Fair
The Pierce Players will perform its production of State Fair for the Milton community on Thursday, January 19 and Friday, January 20 at 7pm and Saturday, January 21 at 2pm in the Pierce auditorium. The students in the cast and crew are doing a marvelous job with this show, and they are looking forward to a packed house! Tickets are on sale at this link.
Breaking News! The Milton Foundation for Education is excited to announce that this years’ Celebration for Education will be held at The Beat on Saturday, May 6, 2023. The Beat is a fun, new event space located just 5 miles from Milton on Morrissey Boulevard, in Boston’s historic former headquarters of the Boston Globe. Save the date to join the fun!
While we have your attention, please consider supporting the Milton Foundation for Education. MFE has donated over $4 million to our schools, students, and educators with fundraising efforts assisting with wireless access in all schools, support for STEM programs, science programs, teacher grants, student scholarships, parent speaker series, Wildcat Wellness Center, and lots more! Every dollar donated to the MFE helps spark innovation and energizes the learning experience for students and educators in Milton. For the love of education, our teachers, and students, please consider making a gift today at this link.
High Five's to all!
Girl's Varsity Basketball with their huge comeback win over Fontbonne last night!
Wrestling Place-winners in their match vs. Whitman-Hanson:
Mason Pellegri- Champion!
Connor Walsh and Will Doyle - 4th place in their weight class!
Kenny Heraldo - 6th place in his weight class!
Girls Varsity Hockey with a win vs. Walpole bringing their season stats to
7 -1 -1!!!!!
Indoor Track with a win against Weymouth!
Girls 61 -39
Boys JV and Freshmen Basketball Teams with wins vs. Needham!
Good luck to all our Wildcats playing this weekend!
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States.
When people call, text, or chat 988 (www.988lifeline.org to chat) they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
Community Service and Employment Opportunities
MHS Club Registration
At Milton High, we have a variety of clubs that our students are actively engaged in.
A complete listing of Clubs and Organizations for the 2022-2-23 School year is listed here.
Students are encouraged to get involved in the many offerings provided by Milton High School.
However as stated in our Student Handbook there is an annual $25 club/activity fee for joining any of the clubs or participating in other student activities with a $50 maximum fee per student per year limit. Furthermore, students who wish to start a new club/activity may do so at the discretion of the Principal. A listing of clubs is here and all students are invited to join clubs at any time.
If you are involved in a club at MHS please go to the MPS Online Payment Center, on the MPS Homepage, select HS Student Activities and follow instructions for payment.
If you have any questions please reach out to Karen Cahill (email@example.com) or Tyler Urso, Administrative Assistant Milton High School (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This week's Family Resource Newsletter contains information about two local food resources for families. If you need additional assistance, please reach out to Marti O’Keefe McKenna, MPS Family Outreach Liaison at 617-980-7343 or email@example.com. All calls and emails are confidential.
Milton High School
Location: 25 Gile Road, Milton, MA, USA