Milton High School Weekly Updates
- Jan 30 Term 2 Ends
- Feb 1 Early Release Day - See schedule below
- Feb 20 - Feb 24 February Recess
TONIGHT! Wildcat Fun Night hosted by the MHS Dance Team!
Looking for a couple of hours to yourself without your kids? On Friday, January 27th from 6:30-8:30 p.m, drop MPS students in grades K-5 off at Wildcat Fun Night at the Glover Gym. (Glover Gym is located at the side of the building not the main entrance). What to expect?
- DJ spinning tunes for the kids
- Learn some new dance moves led by MHS Dance Team
- Face Painting
- Make your own Valentine Card Station
- Gym Games led by Dance Team
Cost: Only $10 per child! Cash or Venmo accepted at door. Sign up here to guarantee a spot for your child Walk ins also welcome if space is available. Sponsored by the Milton High Dance Team. See you Friday for a fun night!
A note from Superintendent Dr. Peter Burrows
Dear Milton Community,
With my position becoming official, I wanted to share just how excited I am to come to Milton to be your superintendent. Having visited a family member in Milton for many years, I knew that Milton was an exceptional community. This was emphatically confirmed on my visits over the last month as I met with students, staff, and community who are all clearly invested in the real success of all students and are ready to do what it takes to maintain the excellence of the Milton school system while tackling the entrenched disproportionality of student outcomes that confronts us.
I will begin on July 1, and will be coming down to make the transition over the next months to facilitate that process. I look forward to meeting all members of the community over the next months and years, and will share further communication over the summer as I work to make connections and better understand the way forward. Thank you for the opportunity to lead in Milton. Go Wildcats!
MHS Theatre One Act Performance
MHS Theatre invites the community to a free benefit performance (donations welcome!) of four student directed scenes and a performance of their one act submission “Badger” for the METG Competition Festival. Please see the description of “Badger” below and please join us at MHS on Friday, February 3 at 7pm for an evening of theater.
In 1944, four young women take newly available jobs at one of the largest munitions factories in the United States: the Badger Ordinance Works. Facing dangerous work with highly flammable powder as well as insidious sexism, the women form an unlikely friendship through joy and heartbreak. A vibrant ensemble brings the factory to life as each of the women confronts not only the challenges of entering the workforce in the darkest days of World War II, but also who she is and what she truly values. Unforgettable human stories make the era immediate in this captivating ensemble drama.
MHS PTO Staff Appreciation
The MHS PTO is hosting a Valentine's Day "Sweets for the Sweet " dessert buffet for our MHS staff on Tuesday, February 14th. We need your help with baked goods and treats to make this special! We also need some set up and clean up help. Please see the sign-up linked here for details. Thanks for considering helping out to show our appreciation to our awesome MHS teachers and staff!
French University Presentation for Families
We are excited to offer our MHS students the exciting opportunity to hear directly from and learn more about four French Universities. Students and families are invited to attend (in person or virtually) on Tuesday, February 7 at 6pm in the MHS Library (or via zoom, link to follow). This live webinar will be in English and will include representatives from:
- Sciences Po Paris
- Sorbonne University
- Université Paris Sciences et Lettres
- Université Paris Saclay
This presentation is organized by MPS World Language Director, Ms. Zeina Hamada, in collaboration with the French Consulate and the French Cultural Center in Boston. Consul General Mr. Mustafa Soycourt and Marceau Crespo de Nogueira , the Consulate’s Educational and Cultural Project Manager have partnered to bring us this live webinar presentation. The Consul and his team will be attending the webinar from the Consulate and Ms. Hamada and other MHS teachers will be watching from the library. All are welcome to attend and the link to the webinar will be posted on the MPS website closer to the event.
🍕 Milton Highs Wildcat Pizza Cafe 🍕
Milton High School’s Culinary and Food Science classes combined their efforts to create and sell delicious sourdough pizza at the new Wildcat Pizza Cafe! Students turned their classroom into a true pizzeria experience replete with mood music and table cloths. allowing staff to sit and enjoy their lunches. The first week classes served pepperoni, caramelized onion, and cheese pizzas along with an assortment of cookies and an Arnold Palmer beverage. The second week students served the choice of maple glazed bacon pizza, caramelized mushroom with arugula and roasted garlic parmesan sauce pizza, or a traditional margarita pizza with fresh tomato, mozzarella and a basil aioli. The students learned about biological yeast dough (aka a sourdough starter), menu planning, marketing, sales, event planning and teamwork. It was a great experience for both classes.
A huge Thank You to the Milton High School Staff who came in droves to support their efforts. Profit from the sales are being donated to the Milton Residents Fund.
Stay Tuned…The Wildcat Cafe will start up again toward the end of second term showcasing around the world cuisines.
Junior Class Chipotle Fundraiser
🎵 Music News 🎶
On Saturday, January 21st, four MHS Music students auditioned for the MMEA All State Festival. We are thrilled to share that all four students were accepted to the festival and will be performing at the MMEA All State Concert at Symphony Hall in Boston on Saturday, March 4th. The four students accepted are: Atticus D'Alessandro, Tim Fay, Lucy Hays and Claudia O'Neill. This is a tremendous achievement by these students as they first had to audition and be accepted to the MMEA Eastern District Festival back in November and have high enough scores for them to qualify for All State Auditions. Bravo!!
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 Focused 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.
🏒 Athletics 🏀
Please see below from MPS AD Ryan Madden.
The Milton High School Boys & Girls Ski Team kick-off the 2023 race season with a roar! The Wildcats placed 5 boys and 3 girls in the top 3rd of Giant Slalom racers at Ski Ward on Tuesday evening.
- Top Milton Girls: Bowie Garvin – 31st, Alessandra Tuozzolo – 44th, & Abbe Taugher – 46th.
- Top Milton Boys: Ben Catudal – 12th, Liam Higgins – 30th, Casey Olsen – 36th, Dan Hipp – 44th & John Ghelli – 45th.
Tuesday’s Giant Slalom race at Ski Ward was the 1st time in over 5 years that the members of the boy’s team earned points in both races! The Ski Team’s next Giant Slalom race will be Tuesday, Jan. 31st at Ski Ward.
If you weren’t able to make the Basketball Game last Wednesday, you missed a great performance from the Dance Team at halftime! See Twitter for the video. Only a few weeks into their inaugural season as a Varsity Sport, Coach O’Toole has done a great job preparing them. The team is excited for their first competition in two weeks!
Girls and Boys Hockey both beat Wellesley yesterday! The Girls won 4-0 behind a stellar showing in net from Lila Chamoun, earning their first win over Wellesley in 8 years. Sarah McGillivray scored twice and assisted as well. The Boys won 4-0, with two goals from Sean McDougall – against a previously undefeated Raider Team – to improve their chances of making the tournament! Thank you to Riley Donovan for the Girls Hockey pics below!
The Track Teams had a strong showing on Sunday evening with the girls taking home a team trophy for their runner up finish and the boys finishing in 13th out of 21 teams. Both teams fought for every point with many of our athletes performing season and personal bests. The team looks to continue their positive momentum. They are just one month from All-States! Congratulations are in order for the Shuttle Relay Team (pictured above) of Claudia O’Neil, Donna Gauvin, Elana Pukel and Shakura Lynch! On their way to a victory the foursome also set a new school record (previous record was from 2008) and qualified for the New Balance Championships in Boston on March 11-12!
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.
SAVE THE DATE!
The 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. on March 8, 2023 at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are available now at harlemwizards.com.
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.
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