Milton High School Weekly Updates


Please be sure to read the weekly updates for important information and to learn about upcoming events. A couple of upcoming important dates that I want to remind you of....

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28th is a LATE START for Teacher Professional Development! Classes begin at 9:50am! Buses will run two hours later.



SAVE the DATE: Parents and Guardians of students in Grades 8-11, please save the date for the MHS School Counseling Department’s annual Post Secondary Planning Night on Thursday, December 1st, from 6:15 – 8:30 pm. More details to come!

Have a wonderful weekend!

COVID Reminders

Current CDC guidelines for COVID-positive individuals dictate a five-day isolation period. The day a person becomes symptomatic or tests positive is counted as day “zero.” One may come out of isolation on day six provided they have been fever-free for 24 hours without having taken any fever-reducing medication. The nurses’ office does not require proof of a negative COVID test in order for a student to return to school. Mask use is suggested on days 6 through 10 unless they test negative for COVID on day 5 or later. For individuals exposed to COVID, there are no restrictions regardless of vaccination status. If the exposed person wishes to test for COVID, they should wait 3-5 days after the exposure before testing (or sooner if they feel ill). Specific guidelines as they pertain to MPS families require notifying the nurses’ office of a COVID-positive individual. All COVID guidelines can be found on our Health Services page linked here.

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MHS Theatre presents Beauty and the Beast!

Tickets are on sale now at this link for Milton High School Theatre’s production of Beauty and the Beast. There are 4 shows to choose from on November 10, 12 and 13. You don’t want to miss this family friendly show and our uber talented high school theatre students!

MFE's Monster Dash!

The MFE’s Monster Dash is this Sunday, October 30, at Cunningham Park!

Register now and save the date for this fantastic family event. The Monster Dash supports science education in all six schools and is held in memory of Tucker Elementary School student Sam Cichello who died following a playground accident in 1999.

Asian Culture Club Fundraiser!

The Asian Culture Club is fundraising to donate books with AAPI representation to libraries in our school community. We believe giving students access to books by authors of different backgrounds and featuring diverse characters is vital to contributing towards a community that is accepting and tolerant of others. It is also important that Asian students are given the representation they deserve, especially in books and other educational materials. You can support us by sponsoring a book or sharing! All proceeds raised will go towards buying and donating new books to schools at the elementary, middle, and high school level.

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Shout Out!!!

MHS Marching Band & Colorguard

On Saturday, October 15th, the Wildcat Marching Band traveled to Wakefield Memorial High School for the MICCA Northeast II Festival. The Wildcats phenomenal performance of their show "The Sky's the Limit", earned a three-star overall rating and the highest total scores in their division! The Wildcat Marching Band is led by Senior Drum Majors Claudia O'Neill, Sam McLaughlin, Sampreeti Fitton and Brynne Mershon, Senior Percussion Captain Bella Fiske and Senior Colorguard Captains Angel Leggett and Bowie Garvin. We are so proud of the hard work and dedication of every single member of the band!

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American Experience Field Trip

Our American Experience classes traveled in our new high school buses, to the JFK library for a hometown debate simulation. Students met with other high school students across the state to discuss the issues of the upcoming Governor's race between Democrat Maura Healy and Republican Geoff Diehl.

The schools present for the program were:

Somerset Berkley High School

Milton High School

Boston Community Leadership Academy

Chelsea High School

When students arrived at the JFK Library they were greeted with breakfast. They were divided into small groups of students from all four schools to discuss the issues in the upcoming Massachusetts governor's race. During those discussions they discovered how different their points of view were according to where they live and go to school.

Students discussed topics such as available and affordable housing in MA, transportation issues with the MBTA, the inequality for black and brown students in the state, flat tax vs millionaire tax, safety in our schools and the need for bipartisan compromise.

After the group work, the four schools joined together for an old fashion hometown debate. The representatives of the two political parties were, Secretary Mike Kennealy, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development represented the republican party and Dr. Yvonne Spicer Former Mayor of the City of Framingham, Professor at UMASS Boston represented the democratic party. For an hour, the student presented questions on the issues to the delegates. Some quotes from the candidates:

Secretary Mike Kennealy: Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

“We have just invested 140,000 into brownfields”

“We need a collaborative bipartisan legislation for climate change”

“We have shed the ‘taxachusetts’ label from MA due to republican governors”

Dr. Yvonne Spicer Former Mayor of the City of Framingham, Professor at UMASS Boston

“Where is the money coming from for those new electric vehicles?

“Millionaires tax, when we think about it we hope the money will be used for education and transportation in the state”

“It will not go to education, if we do not raise it, will it?”

Come support MHS Cross Country Team!

Come support the Milton High School Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams at our Kids Trail Run at Cunningham Park on Sunday, October 23. There are races for students in K-8th grades, and this is a great opportunity to experience cross country. Registration is $10/person and starts at 10am on race day. The MHS XC team hopes to see you there!
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MHS Swim & Dive Team

Congratulations to the MHS Swim & Dive team on their win over Natick last Friday with Freshman Ryan Kelly winning the 100 backstroke and qualifying for states!

MSH Volleyball

Congratulations to the MHS Volleyball Team on beating Walpole 3-0 and clinching a spot in the state playoff tourney and on their efforts to raise money for breast cancer patients!

MHS Freshman Field Hockey

Congratulations to the the Freshman Field Hockey Team on their win over Walpole which keeps them UNDEAFTED 13-0 for the season!

MHS Girls Varsity XC

Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Cross Country team on their win over Braintree this past Wednesday night making Senior Night even more spectacular! Check out the picture below!

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iDECIDE (Drug Education Curriculum: Intervention, Diversion, and Empowerment) was developed to provide schools with a science-based intervention for students caught violating the school substance use policy (e.g., using at school or at school sanctioned events or reporting to school intoxicated). iDECIDE is an alternative to punitive responses to student substance use.

The objective of iDECIDE is to provide students with:

  • A scientific understanding of the impact of substance use and addiction on the adolescent brain and body;

  • An understanding of the common tactics used by industry to target young people;

  • The ability to identify and respond to personal impulses to use alcohol and other drugs; and

  • A sense of empowerment and a plan to make healthy decisions in line with their core values and future goals.

Milton High School is partnering with iDECIDE at Mass General Hospital to support students who have violated our substance use policy. This letter is for all families to know more about the program and a confidential survey that will be administered to all students mid-November about substance use and mental health. A list of FAQ about the program and survey can be found here.

Nurse Dismissals

As we head into cold and flu season just a reminder that if a student does not feel well they should request a pass to the health room from the classroom teacher if they become ill. The nurse will determine if the student is to be sent back to class, detained in the health room, or dismissed from school and sent home. If a student is to be sent home, the nurse will call the parent/guardian to discuss how the student will get home.

School Committee Forum

On Wednesday, November 9, from 7-8:30pm, the School Committee will host the first of four public forums for the Milton community. The forum will provide a brief presentation on Personalized Learning, a pillar of the MPS Strategic Plan. Personalized Learning is an educational approach that creates engaging learning experiences aligned with each student’s strengths, interests, and needs and ensures that students will experience a robust and academically rich school experience.

Community members will be invited to ask questions and share comments about Personalized Learning. MPS Administration, School Committee members, and Personalized Learning authority Cyndy Taymore, who is providing the district with Professional Development, 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 and Slido. All links to attend will be posted on the main page of the MPS website linked here.

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Holiday Shop!

Saturday, Nov. 5th, 12-3pm

Steel & Rye, Eliot Street, Milton, MA, USA

Please join our school PTOs, MHS Boosters, MHS FAME and more for the 2nd Annual Holiday Shop at Steel & Rye to purchase Milton gear! Great gift items for students and fans!

District News & Important Dates


  • Oct 26 Milton School Committee
  • Oct 27 Technology Coffee Hour
  • Oct 28 Late Start Day/Morning Teacher PD
  • Oct 30 MFE Monster Dash
  • Nov 1 No School Teacher PD Day
  • Nov 2 School Committee
  • Nov 5 Milton Holiday Shop

MPS Employment Opportunities

Open MPS positions are always posted on the employment page of our website. There are school day and after-school positions available, and we are always looking to increase our substitute teaching pool. In addition, we are hiring kitchen substitutes (on call position). Kitchen substitutes earn $19.15 an hour and work part-time in a flexible schedule during the school day. Please call Natalia Perez at 617-898-1051 if interested.

MPS Community News & Events page

Technology Coffee Hour

It’s often overwhelming being a parent/guardian today in our technology-driven society. Keeping up with the latest trends and dangers can often seem like an impossible task.

On Thursday, October 27th from 9-10AM in the Collicot/Cunningham cafeteria, all MPS families are welcome to join a discussion on how we can keep our students safe in the digital world. Areas of discussion will include managing devices at home, monitoring student devices, finding ways to put devices down, talking to students about privacy…and more! Come share ideas, ask questions, and build a support system to help keep our students safe in the ever changing digital world.


Advocate, Participate, and Educate is SEPAC’s mission, and meeting the needs of exceptional, neurodivergent children is a parenting journey that calls for unique community support and wisdom. We are off to a great start! At our first meeting on October 11, we had close to thirty parents in attendance. Many powerful stories and connections were shared. If you are still interested in joining our board and/or finding out how to become more involved, please reach out to your school rep We are still in need of a secretary. An election form will be going out soon. Our next meeting is Monday, November 14. The first item on the agenda will be electing and installing the new board.

The Banacos Academic Center at Westfield State University houses two disability support programs: Disability Services and the Learning Disabilities Program. Founded in 1979, The Learning Disabilities Program is an admission-based program and is available to qualified applicants at no additional cost. Families are invited to join one of their virtual discussions on preparing students with disabilities (SWDs) for college. The sessions are for students, support networks, families and high school personnel. They will be an hour long, with time for a Q&A session after. All session are held via Zoom and are scheduled for the following days and times:

Monday, October 24, 2022

11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Monday, October 24, 2022

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Thursday, October 27, 2022

11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Friday, October 28, 2022

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Click here to register

Milton Coalition

As part of their community assessment, the Milton Coalition is asking parents/guardians of children in grades K-12 to complete this brief, anonymous survey about youth health and well-being. The Milton Coalition works to prevent substance use and to promote mental health among youth. The Coalition does this community assessment every three years.

MHS Clubs & Activities

As our clubs start to get up and running we will be collecting user fees, please watch for more information to come on where you can pay. User fees are $25 per club with a cap of $50 per student per year limit.

Click on the link below and check out all of the clubs and activities MHS has to offer!

There truly is something fun for everyone!

Community Service and Employment Opportunities

Are you looking for community service opportunities? Throughout the year you will be able to access any community service opportunities here. There are already several opportunities available for students to volunteer. Get involved now!

Family Resources

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 All calls and emails are confidential.