MHS Weekly Updates!
I want to thank all students and staff at MHS for making this week so amazing. It was our first time in 2 years with masks being optional in our schools. It was so great to see students and staff respecting each other's decisions on whether or not to wear a mask and to see so many smiles!! Thank you!!
Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up next week on Thursday, March 17 from 2:30PM to 5:30PM. Please see the Parent Teacher Conference Letter which contains more information and instructions on how to sign up for conferences with your student's teachers. We look forward to seeing you next Thursday!
Term 2 Honor Roll
Grade 10 MCAS
Music in Our Schools Month
We need VOLUNTEERS to help out with the March Music Concerts to collect donations and sell candy/merchandise.
March 10, 6:30p - grades 6-12
March 15, 6:30p - grades 5-12
March 23, 6:30p - grades 6-12
Please sign up for a slot and meet other music parents who are passionate about music in our schools!
3D Studio Art
MHS National Honor Society Book Drive
SAVE THE DATE! FAME Mattress Fundraiser 4/9
WHEN: Saturday, April 9th, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Milton High School Auditorium
WHAT: Big savings on brand name mattresses, pillows, weighted blankets, sheets, massage chairs and more!! Funds raised go to supporting MPS music department programming, festivals and scholarships!
Details to follow!!
Jr/Sr Prom Information
Junior and Senior Class & Families:
The Jr/Sr Prom will be held on Friday, April 29th at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, from 7 pm- 11 pm. This link contains all of the information you will need to know. 2022 Prom Information Packet. All juniors and seniors also received hard copies of the Prom Information Packet in their advisory classes on Friday, March 4th. All students attending prom must submit payment and completed contracts by Friday, March 25th.
Please reach out to Mrs. Damiani (email@example.com) with any questions regarding Prom.
Dear Class of 2022:
With the month of March underway and final post-high school plans beginning to emerge, it is a great time to secure some extra funding to support your futures. Below is the current list of scholarships available to you in the local, Town of Milton scholarship program. Further details, and copies of applications, can be found on Naviance, (highlight the Colleges tab, see Scholarships and Money on the right, and select Scholarship Search). Feel free to email me or stop by Guidance with any questions.
ArtDante Scholarship - calling all visual artists, how has art influenced your life? - due March 25th
Beirne Lovely Memorial - $2500 - how have you exemplified Beirne's motto of "be kind; do good?" - essay, and more required - due March 25th
BID Milton Healthcare Scholarship - students pursuing a career in nursing or healthcare - due March 17th
Caitlin Clavette Memorial - brief statement required, how does your own vision of your future embody the Caitlin Clavette Memorial Foundation's mission? - due March 26th
Cameron Nohmy Memorial Scholarship - for those pursuing technical training or a trade - brief statement required - due March 17th
Debra Davis Memorial - what sets you apart from others? How have you grown over the last four years? How have you helped others? Essay due in Guidance March 26th
Edan Cicerone Memorial - how have you supported the LGBTQ community? - due March 31st
Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation - due April 15th
MHS Boosters - several awards available, $500 each, application due April 15th
Michael C. McHugh Tucker Scholarship - calling all Tucker alums - due March 21st
Milton For Peace - due March 17th
Milton Foundation for Education 25th Anniversary Scholarship - new in 2022 - $1000 - due March 18th
Milton Foundation for Education Future Educator Award - new in 2022 - $1000 - due March 18th
Milton Foundation for Education Sam Cichello Memorial Scholarship - new in 2022 - $1000 - due March 18th
Milton Girls Softball Giovannucci Scholarship - $250, due April 5th
Milton Kiwanis Club - resident of Milton for at least 3 years, exemplifies the Kiwanis ideals, due March 25th
Milton Players - participation in theater and the performing arts, due March 20th
Milton Woman's Club - $1000, short essay, due in Guidance March 20th
NAAAP (National Association of Asian American Professionals) - see website listed for application details - due March 5th!!!
ONECommunity Scholarship - HarborOne Bank - $2500 - see website for details
Pierce PTO - attended Pierce, write a speech you will deliver at 8th grade commencement, due March 25th - $1000
Rebekah Assembly of Massachusetts - $1000 - due March 30th
Rockland Trust - $3000 - due March 29th
Mary Szekely Scholarship for Women in STEM - $10,000 four-year renewable scholarship - due March 11th - for a Massachusetts woman, including those identifying as a woman, who plan to major in computer science, software engineering, IT and/or computer information systems.
Sustainable Milton - students who have helped to reduce waste, preserved the ecosystem, or raised environmental awareness of others, due March 17th
Stephen Phillips Memorial - see website for details - due April 4th
Tempus Unlimited - for students with a documented disability and current IEP, due June 1st
Please join us for the next SEPAC ZOOM board meeting on March 23!
Also, on Monday, March 21 from 7-8 p.m., SEPAC presents:
FREE WEBINAR College Admissions for Complex Students: The college admissions process can seem like a black box. Especially for neurodiverse students, navigating key elements of this process - from academic performance, to testing, to identifying colleges that meet a student's needs and preferences, to just how much to disclose and how - can be challenging. Join us to learn more about how applications are evaluated, changes in the admissions landscape due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how an intentional approach to the college process can reduce stress and improve outcomes for the whole family. Register Here
Remember to sign up for Spring Sports if you have not done so already! Tryouts start next week for Rugby and on Monday, March 21st for all other Spring Sports! For registration, click here. Please DO NOT register again. Simply update your existing registration. New registrations will be canceled. For Crew registration, click here. Tryout dates and times can be found here!
Community Service Opportunities
Summer Employment and Internship Opportunities
College Board-Real Talk: College Ready Edition
We know many of you are already working with your students to start planning for next year, and we're here to help! Our next Real Talk event will be highlighting the importance of selecting challenging coursework and the role it can play in advancing your students' college and career goals. You'll get to hear from both students and college planning experts.
Real Talk is a safe space for Black students and their families to get their college planning questions answered, so please encourage them to attend! This event is for first-year students, sophomores, and juniors, as well as their parents/guardians.
Join us for Real Talk: College Ready Edition, on Wednesday, March 30, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
If you weren't able to join us for Real Talk: HBCU Edition earlier this month, you can watch a recording to catch up on what you missed or share it with your students.
Your Real Talk Fam
PTO Sponsored Event
On April 7th at 7pm in the Milton High School auditorium, join us as we hear from NY Times best-selling author, Jessica Lahey. She brings her years of expertise as an educator and personal experience with addiction to the table as she talks about parenting and how to have conversations with children — from preschool to young adulthood – about all sorts of difficult topics including drugs and alcohol. Jessica Lahey will provide concrete skills and examples that parents can put into practice today that will help foster resilience and a trusting parent–child relationship that can keep kids safe.
Local bookseller, Frugal Bookstore, will be selling Jessica Lahey’s books in the lobby before and after the presentation.
On Wednesday, March 16, Superintendent Jette invites all parents and guardians to a coffee hour in the MHS auditorium from 8:45-9:30 am. The group will meet in the auditorium space as it’s available for that time, but this is not a presentation. He hopes to use the time to connect with MPS parents and guardians on a variety of topics and looks forward to seeing you there. Please enter through the main entrance at the front of the building.
Parent/Guardian Forums on Restorative Justice in the Milton Public Schools will be held virtually on March 21, 22, and in person on March 24 and 25.
Restorative Justice is an approach, mindset, and flexible set of practices that put relationships and connection at the heart of a community. All parents and guardians from our Pre-K to 12 schools are invited to meet MPS’s new district-wide Restorative Justice Coach, Adina Schecter, to learn more about how this approach can create transformational change in our school district. There will be both in-person and virtual options the week of March 21st. Please sign up for the session you will attend so we can plan accordingly. All details and the sign up can be found here.
Townwide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan:
Public Meeting on April 7
The Town of Milton is working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to a develop a town-wide plan that will lead to a safe, efficient, connected network of bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Making sure students and their families can safely walk, ride, and roll to school is an important part of the plan, so we hope you can attend a virtual public meeting on Thursday, April 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can register at https://mapc.ma/milton-april7. Please contact Tim Czerwienski, Director of Planning and Community Development, if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Milton High Library is open by 7am every morning so students can access all the amazing resources the library has to offer! Librarian J Troy is always on hand to help guide students in the right direction!
Throughout the school year, members of our MPS community celebrate and observe various religious holidays. We adjust homework expectations as needed as you can see in the document linked here. If there is a religious holiday that we have missed, please email Superintendent James Jette.
For Family Technology Support click HERE
Is your family having internet issues or need assistance to access the internet in your home? Please go here for more information.
Previous Newsletters...In Case You Missed It...
MHS Student Handbook 2021-2022
Anonymous Bullying & Incident Reporting
As discussed at a recent School Committee meeting, the Milton Public Schools has updated our school incident reporting forms so people can specify incidents on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion and more. The Milton High School incident form can be found here and each school has a form linked on the front of their school’s website and they are also linked on the front of the MPS website, the MPS Education Equity page and MPS Anti-Bullying page.
This Resource Guide contains contact information to link families and youth to mental health, substance use and trauma hotlines as well as to emergency and outpatient therapy, family and group support programs, substance use disorder treatment, culturally competent care, and social services.
Tax season has begun and Noreen Kearney Dolan, Fund Coordinator for the Milton Residents Fund, asked that we share this resource with MPS families. MyFreeTaxes, a product supported by United Way, helps people file their taxes for free while getting the assistance they need. The site will point you to either an in-person VITA site in a local community or will provide you with access to the website to file your taxes for free – with no income limits. Volunteer help is a phone call away.
MPS knows that families may sometimes need resources for their children and family beyond the classroom. In addition to the Family Resource Newsletter please visit Milton Public School Resource Guide. If you need additional assistance please don’t hesitate to reach out to Marti O’Keefe McKenna, MPS Family Outreach Liaison at 617-980-7343 or by email at email@example.com. All calls and emails are confidential.