Milton High School Weekly Updates
Have a wonderful weekend!
Good Luck to the Varsity Football Team tonight!!!
Tickets can be purchased HERE.
A note from the Director of Counseling for AP Students and Families:
Welcome to term 2! We know that students have been working hard in the classroom to prepare for their AP exams, and our planning is underway for a successful administration of the exams beginning on Monday, May 1, 2023. The full AP Exam Schedule is now available on the CollegeBoard’s website.
Payments for AP Exams are due January 13, 2023!
Exam fees for families remain at $40/exam ($20/exam if you qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch).
Click HERE to pay for your exam now!
Spirit Week Activities
Spirit Week continues next week!
Special thanks to the Student Government and Class Advisors for all the planning that went into the fun themes and activities
- Monday 11/21 - Jersey Day
- Tuesday 11/22 - Class Colors
Powder Puff: This football event is an annual tradition and will be on Monday (11/21) at 6PM at Brooks Field. The Milton Police Department will be there to referee the event but we would love if staff are able to come and support!
Hallway Decorating - This will take place on the morning of Tuesday (11/22) from 7:00-7:45.
Pep Rally - Pep Rally will be held in the field house during last period (B) on Tuesday (11/22).
Latin Club Field Trip to the Museum of Fine Arts
Latin Club visited the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston last week on Thursday November 10th. Students were able to view the newly renovated Greek and Roman exhibits including coin collections, sculptures, and vases. They had a great time and are looking forward to their next visit.
MHS Teen Gift Card Drive
MHS School Counseling supports teens and families in need with gift cards during the holiday season. If you would like to support an MHS family or student, please consider dropping gift cards from Target or Amazon in $25 denominations to the MHS to the MHS front office by December 9th. Thank you for helping us make the holiday season a little brighter for our neighbors!
Music Department Fruit Fundraiser
Looking for an easy and healthy holiday gift idea? Support the Milton Music Department by ordering from our online fruit fundraiser anytime between now and December 11th! Gift boxes or crates of fresh fruit are guaranteed to ship directly to the recipient in time for Christmas! Whether you're shopping for yourself, your family, colleagues, neighbors, or friends, these delicious gift boxes are sure to be a hit! Use the QR code below or visit this link to order through our website. The sale closes on December 11th, so don't delay!
Veteran's Day Ceremony Performance
MHS Chorus, Marching Band, and Color Guard students were proud to perform as part of the Milton Veteran's Day Ceremony on Friday, November 11th. After marching from Milton High to the Town Hall Lawn, the Chorus opened the ceremony with the Star Spangled Banner and "Lift Every Voice and Sing" before hearing thoughtful and touching speeches from multiple veterans and community members. Later in the program, Chorus and Marching Band students performed the Armed Forces Medley together, followed by adorable renditions of "My Country 'Tis of Thee" and "You're a Grand Old Flag" by Tucker Elementary students. The Marching Band closed out the ceremony with "God Bless America." Thank you to all our Milton Veterans and their families!
Katie Greer at MPS
On September 29th, Katie Greer came to Milton and spoke to all 3rd-5th grade students on digital citizenship. That evening, Katie delivered a powerful parent/guardian session titled, Keeping Students Safe in a Digital World. On January 5th, Katie will be returning to Milton to speak to all of our secondary students. That evening she will deliver another parent/guardian session at 6pm in the Pierce auditorium. Please complete the short survey linked here to help us determine the topic for Katie’s evening session on January 5th, 2023.
Superintendent Search Update
Thank you to all who submitted interest in serving on the Screening Committee. There was substantial interest in serving which speaks well of the commitment of our community. The list of Screening Committee members can be found here.
We invite all community members to share their input on the Superintendent search by completing the survey linked here, which will be open through Friday, November 18.
For reference, the posting for the Superintendent position can be found here and the application can be accessed here. The deadline for applications is midnight on November 28th.
The Long Pass Soccer Uniform Collection Program
School Committee Forum
On Wednesday, November 30, from 7-8:30pm, the School Committee will host the second of four public forums for the Milton community. The forum will provide a 30 minute presentation on Safe and Supportive Schools, a pillar of the MPS Strategic Plan. Following the presentation by MPS faculty, community members will be invited to ask questions and share comments about Safe and Supportive Schools. MPS administrators, faculty, and School Committee members will respond to questions and comments and share their perspectives on the issues. Safe and Supportive Schools foster a safe, positive, healthy, and inclusive whole school learning environment. In the Milton Public Schools, we strive to support students holistically in key areas of development through the implementation of practices grounded in the prioritization of SEL competencies and trauma-informed instruction. In accordance with current research, MPS has prioritized fostering safe and supportive schools as a critical foundation for maximizing teaching and learning and academic excellence in safe, positive, healthy, and inclusive school learning environments. 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 at this link (Passcode: 168556). All links to attend are posted on the main page of the MPS website linked here.
Free At Home Covid Tests
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is providing at-home COVID-19 tests at no cost to public school districts. These tests are intended for use by students and staff to support the return to school process after Thanksgiving and Winter breaks. We recommend tests be used no sooner than 24 hours prior to returning to school after these holiday breaks. Test kits will be available in the main lobby during Advisory periods. An announcement will be made on Monday and Tuesday that interested students should come to the main lobby and pick up a test. Please speak with your student in advance and ask them to pick up a test if you’d like them to participate.
Jigsaw Puzzle Donations for MHS Library
A note from our AMAZING Librarian:
A moment of lost internet created space for a love of jigsaw puzzling in the library!
A crew of MHS students are working on their second puzzle (different students throughout the day contributing to the efforts) and the energy seems to be increasing. If you have a NEW or very gently used 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle that you would consider donating to the MHS Library, they can be dropped off at the main office. Thank you so much!
Community Service and Employment Opportunities
District News & Important Dates
Please visit the MPS Community News & Events page for information on Milton Parks and Rec Basketball and Ski, Milton Library programs, Mackie's Veterans Day Cut-a-thon, The Run to Change Lives on November 19th and more!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tyler Urso, Administrative Assistant Milton High School (email@example.com).
FAME (Friends & Advocates of Music Education)
FAME's mission is to support music education and programming in the Milton Public Schools. Check HERE for information about upcoming events and ways you can help encourage young musicians of all ages.
SAVE THE DATE:
December 6: Milton High School Winter Concert
December 20: Milton High School Cabaret
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.
Milton High School
Location: 25 Gile Road, Milton, MA, USA