MHS Weekly Updates!


Our first full week of school is complete! Sports are in full swing, Chicago is in full rehearsal mode and our clubs are up and running! Please take some time to review our Clubs & Activities Fair Brochure and see what you want to do! There is something here for all of our students!


I ask that all families continue to encourage their students to keep masks on during the day while in the building. This means masks stay on over the nose and mouth and appropriately fit. We are asking all staff to speak with students who are unable to comply with this state mandate and let administration know when a student continues to struggle with this expectation. Thank you all for your help and cooperation.

Milton Glows Gold

This month in the Milton Public Schools, we are supporting Milton Glows Gold to show support for families impacted by childhood cancer. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, and together with the Michael C. McHugh Foundation, the Milton Police Department, the Milton Fire Department, and many local sponsors, we are Glowing Gold at MPS. You can see some of the excitement in our schools in the video linked here.

Sign up to Run/Walk/Ride: The GOAL: Together we will run, walk and ride 1 mile for each of the 15,690 kids diagnosed with cancer every year.

Please consider signing up for one of the scheduled blood drives either at Cunningham Hall (details here) on Thursday, September 30 or at Pierce (details here)on Saturday, October 16. Appointments must be made due to Covid restrictions. Make an appointment at this link and please and use sponsor code: PIERCE or CUHALL depending on your preference.

Have some spare ‘GOLD” in your pocket? Bring it to school and drop in it our Milton Glows Gold collection buckets. We are raising funds in support of families impacted by childhood cancer. Check your couch cushions and coat pockets and help us GLOW GOLD this month!

Next Thursday, September 30, is Milton Glows Gold day. Wear your gold (or yellow) to school, display your gold ribbon or candle and look for special visits from our friends at the Milton Police Department. Let’s have fun and show support at the same time!

Shout Out!

Congratulations to Jon Pincus, winner of the 50/50 raffle for the Debate Team! We appreciate the support of all our clubs and sports at MHS!
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MHS Student Handbook 2021-2022

All MHS students and families are required to read our MHS Student and Family Handbook and required to digitally sign a verification form acknowledging reading and understanding the rules and policies for Milton High School. If you have not signed and submitted the verification form, an email was resent to you last week from If you have never received this online form please contact the main office.

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!

Covid Test and Stay Program

Superintendent Jette’s September 9, 2021 letter about the Test and Stay Program can be found here. You must OPT IN to Test and Stay to participate. The link to opt in can be found here. The letter is also posted on the MPS Health Services webpage. If we achieve a 60% opt in rate, we may also be eligible for pooled testing. As discussed at last night’s school committee meeting, the implementation of the Test and Stay program has been on the DESE and CIC timetable. We anticipate being up and running with Test and Stay at the end of next week.

School Committee

The next regular Milton School Committee meeting will be on October 6 , 2021 at 7pm. Prior to this meeting, the School Committee plans to hold a brief listening session from 6:30-6:55pm. Details and the link to attend the listening session will be shared in next week’s Superintendent's blog, principal emails and posted on the MPS website. Please note that this will be a different link than the one provided to attend virtual School Committee meetings.

All information about attending School Committee meetings can be found on the Town of Milton webpage under School Committee. You can watch School Committee meetings live on Milton Access TV online, live on Milton Access cable channels (Comcast 22, RCN 15) or watch on-demand in the days following the meeting.

Family Resources

The Milton Public Schools values a strong home-school connection. In an effort to support and foster that connection we know families may sometimes need resources for their children and family beyond the classroom. In addition to the Milton Public School Resource Guide we will be highlighting local community resources families may find beneficial in our Family Resource Newsletter. 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 All calls and emails are confidential.

Behaving Equitably

Director of Educational Equity, Somaly Prak-Martins, shares this week’s Behaving Equitably Newsletter. Director Prak-Martins includes the results from the Quality Review and provides some insight on the next steps for the district.

Swing 4 Sports!

Registration for Swing 4 Sports is underway!

For more details on how you can be part of this fun day please refer to here.

MFE Monster Dash

The Monster Dash 5k, Fun Run & community event falls on Halloween this year! Join us on Sunday, October 31, at Cunningham Hall. Register now!

The MFE has been organizing the Monster Dash for over 20 years. It is a beloved community event that memorializes Sam Cichello, a Tucker Student who died in a tragic playground accident. Sam loved science so the Monster Dash funds raised go toward science in all 6 Milton public schools. Save the date and start planning your costumes!

MHS Boosters!

The first Boosters meeting for this year is October 5th at 7pm in room 133!

There are a few open committee chairs they are looking to fill! Hope to see you there!

Milton Youth Advocates for Change

The Milton Youth Advocates for Change started a community-based club last summer focused on promoting positive mental health wellbeing led by high school aged teens called the Milton Minds Matter. We are starting up again and are opening up 4 paid student leadership positions. Please take a look at this flyer for more information if you want to be involved!

The First Annual Youth Sexual Health Conference

The 1st Annual Youth Sexual Health Conference is being held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 10 am-4 pm at the Epiphany School, 154 Centre Street, Boston. One of the youth ambassadors is an MPS student and they are excited to have Dominique Jackson (“Elektra” from FX’s POSE) as our keynote speaker and Khymani James (Boston-based advocate for racial justice and inclusion) as our moderator. All details can be found here.

Dismissal Notes at MHS

We understand that students may need to be dismissed from school from time to time to attend appointments. Please be sure to send your student with a note to the Main Office on the morning of the dismissal. We will give your student a pass to report back to the Main Office at their dismissal time so you don't have to wait! A dismissal note in advance will greatly help our Main Office efficiency. Thank you!

Drop off and pick up advisory at MHS

With our full return in person, please remember to use caution when dropping off and picking up your students.

In the morning if you are dropping off in front of the building please pull your car all the way to the front of the circle to allow more cars off the main road and more students to get into school on time. If the front of the building is too busy you can also drop off at the Field House entrance or side entrance near the baseball fields. ALL students are expected to be seated their 1st period class at 7:50AM or they will be marked tardy. Students can be dropped off starting at 7:15AM so please consider dropping your students off prior to 7:45AM. Thank you for your help and cooperation with this.

MSAPC-Milton Substance Abuse Coalition

MSAPC is offering a FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Training. This is or anyone who lives or works with youth from ages 12-18 years. Coaches, educators, clergy, managers, parents and any other caring citizens. This training teaches a 5 step action plan that includes initial help to young people showing signs of mental illness or crisis and how to connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Friday, October 22, 8:30am – 2:30pm, Laboure College of Healthcare, 303 Adams St. Milton. Consider using your businesses paid time off for volunteer work for this training if available! Register here: Lunch and more provided!