Milton High School Weekly Updates
- Mar 7 SEPAC Meeting
- March 8 Harlem Wizards
- Mar 9 MIOSM Strings Concert 6-12
- Mar 14 MIOSM Band Concert 5-12
- Mar 16 After School P/T Conferences
- Mar 17 No School – Teacher PD Day
HARLEM WIZARDS AT MHS!
The MHS Senior Class is hosting the Harlem Wizards at MHS on March 8, 2023 at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are available now at harlemwizards.com.
Check out this video!
2023-24 Course Selections are due March 10th!
Milton High School counselors have presented a course selection lesson to all students grades 8-11. If your students will be in grades 9-12 at Milton High next year, their course selections are due on March 10.
Please visit the MHS website to open the Program of Studies. On the first page is a link to a video explaining the process for current 8th graders, as well as a pdf of the process for students grade 9-11.
We encourage students to follow their current teachers' course recommendations. When selecting courses for next year, it is also important to consider the rigor of the entire schedule, and attempt to keep a work/life balance. Counselors at the high school are available by email and phone if you have questions or concerns with the course selection process.
🎵 Music News 🎶
Free Classical Music Opportunity
There is an opportunity for families to attend a FREE classical music performance at Faneuil Hall in March and April. The Bach, Beethoven and Brahms Society Orchestra plays classical music at historic Faneuil Hall, under the direction of internationally acclaimed conductor, Steven Lipsitt. It is their mission to introduce young families to this music in an intimate setting. This offer is first come first served and is only available for a limited time.Tickets are for unreserved side seating. Please use promo code ‘music’ at checkout for the free tickets. All details on this terrific opportunity can be found here.
MMEA All State Festival and Concert
The MMEA All State Festival and Concert will be taking place over the next three days and we would like to congratulated our MHS students for being chosen to participate! Bella Fiske was accepted to the "Contemporary Creators" festival and her original song was chosen to be presented at the festival!!! Go Bella!!! Tim Fay, Claudia O'Neill, and Atticus D'Alessandro were all selected for the MMEA festival ensembles and will be performing at Symphony Hall in Boston on Saturday morning!
Tri-M Music Honor Society
Congratulations to the new members of our chapter of Tri-M! They will be formally inducted at a short ceremony on Wednesday, March 8th at 10:30am in the MHS Auditorium to receive their official Tri-M certificates and pins! The ceremony will be recorded and shared for parents/guardians that are unable to attend.
👟 🏒 Athletics 🤼♂️ ⛷️
From MPS Athletic Director Ryan Madden:
Congratulations to the MHS Girl's Varsity Hockey Team on their MIAA DII State Tournament WIN last night against Framingham 2-1!!! The girl's scored 2 goals in the third period to comeback and win!!! Congrats to Molly Murphy and Caelan Leddy on scoring!!! Moving on to the next round they play Canton tomorrow night at the Canton Ice House at 8pm. BUY your TICKETS HERE!
A big thank you to Wrestling Coaches Ted & Jake, all of the MHS staff, the Boosters and parent volunteers who helped with the Wrestling Tournament!!! It was so great that wrestlers got to experience wrestling in their own gym, and a special congrats to Mason Pellegri for winning ANOTHER State Title on his home mat!!! Very cool moment!!! Best of luck to Mason at the 57th Annual New England Interscholastic Wrestling Championship in Providence this weekend!
Spring Registration is OPEN! Be sure to register for sports this spring as we are just over one month from tryouts! If you have already registered for a sport this year, all you need to do is update your registration and add the spring sport. You do not need to register again. Please find instructions and links here.
Attention 10th Grade Students & Parents!
Dear 10th-grade students and parents,
On March 28th and 29th, 10th-grade students will take the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) in the subject of English Language Arts. Although it might be several weeks away, this is the time to begin preparation for the MCAS ELA exam. To learn more about MCAS ELA preparation resources, read the attached document.
Remember, passing the MCAS exams is an essential part of earning a high school diploma. Try your very best!
Some study tips to keep in mind:
From the Superintendent's Blog
As you may have seen in the Superintendent's blog this week, MPS Leadership met with our partners in the Milton Police Department for our regularly scheduled Safety and Security Advisory Committee meeting last week. At these meetings, we debrief past events, discuss protocols, and plan for the future. Each incident or drill identifies what we do well as well as areas for improvement. As is our usual practice, we will hold an unannounced Lockdown Drill before the end of the school year. Upon hearing the lockdown announcement, students and staff use the knowledge gained during previous training and drills and enter into lockdown. Milton Police personnel are on the scene and quickly assess the building, preparing feedback for each school. The entire drill takes under 30 minutes, and while the drill is unannounced, students and staff are aware the event is a drill shortly after the lockdown announcement. While we all wish these drills were unnecessary, we have to work within the current reality facing schools today and prepare for these unlikely but potential events. As always, we appreciate our ongoing partnership with Milton Police and Fire and the support and understanding of MPS parents and guardians.
Please see below from the Milton SEPAC Board.
SEPAC sponsored Federation for Children with Special Needs workshops have been scheduled. Gather with Milton families for these free workshops chock full of essential information for families navigating special education.
- Understanding the 504: Tuesday March 7, 6:30-8:30pm
- Evaluation and Eligibility Monday, March 27 6:30pm
It is not too late to register for an all day FREE Visions of Community conference this Saturday with offerings on topics such as “The Science of Play”, “Building Bridges for the Voices and Experiences of BIPOC families navigating Disability Communities”, “IEP Schoolwide Strategies to Prevent Bullying of Students with Disabilities”, and so much more! Find out More and Register Here. Everyone who registers ($15) has access to session recordings.
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
2023-2024 School Year Calendar
The School Committee has approved a draft of the 23-24 SY calendar. This calendar is intended as a guide ONLY. It may be necessary to change this schedule to better serve instructional purposes.
Food Service - School Meals for All!
School Meals for All ensures that all students have equal access to the nutrition they need to learn and thrive. Please consider asking your legislators to invest in the future of our children by supporting the Feed Kids MA bill. It’s easy to reach out to your legislators, all details are at this link.
This year’s Celebration for Education will be 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!
MHS BOOSTERS NEWS
It’s time for the Booster’s General Membership drive! Become a Boosters member to support our student athletes. Last year we committed $40k to our sports teams and we’re looking to do even more with your support! Memberships start at just $25. All details are here.
Milton is hosting our divisional state championship and Milton Boosters is looking for volunteers. Click the link below to sign up for a shift (or 2) to help earn money for your team's PVA account. If your athlete would like to work along side you -they can earn volunteer hours.
Community Service and Employment Opportunities
Please visit the MPS Community News & Events page for information about community events.
Neponset Rowing Club Spring 2023 Registration for the Competitive Juniors (HS) program is now open. Registration for the spring high school rowing season is open to MPS and all local high schools. Please sign up here: 2023 Spring – Neponset Rowing Club: Competitive Juniors (HS) Registration.
Riverside Theatre Works is performing “Matilda” from March 3-19. Many of our MPS students are involved and there are nine show dates including matinees on Sundays. The show is appropriate for ages 6+. All details are here.
Milton Field Hockey is open for registration for the Winter (K-8) and Spring (K-8) 2023 season and summer camp (up to age 18)! All details can be found here.
Milton Sports for All wants to share some exciting news! We are starting a high school bowling league! We will be bowling on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30, with a tentative start date of March 1st (we will confirm this asap.) If you have a high school relative or friend who would be interested in having some fun and bowling in an inclusive, non-competitive environment, please reach out to us. We will be sending a flier out shortly, but we wanted to share the news with our MSFA community first - please spread the word! Volunteers are always needed for our events so if you are interested in helping out or if you know a high school student who can to bring the fun, please drop us a line!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All calls and emails are confidential.
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