Milton High School Weekly Updates
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST is a FULL DAY PD DAY. NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS.
TERM 1 Ends THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10th.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH, is an EARLY RELEASE and PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES-more details to come.
SAVE the DATE: Parents and Guardians of students in Grades 8-11, please save the date for the MHS School Counseling Department’s annual Post Secondary Planning Night on Thursday, December 1st, from 6:15 – 8:30 pm. More details to come!
Have a wonderful weekend!
The week of Oct. 17th- 21st, the freshmen class competed in several competitions in the annual Freshmen Olympic Challenge! Throughout the week, freshmen collected points by finding paws hidden throughout MHS, decorating their advisory doors, competing in trivia, and guessing how many Hershey Kisses were in a jar. This all culminated in a game day in the Fieldhouse on Friday. All advisories competed in a hula hoop passing competition, Rock Paper Scissors tournament, and a relay race. The top four teams were selected to compete in the final two events, tug of war, and then a round of king of the court in badminton. Congratulations to all who participated, and special congratulations to the 2022 Freshmen Olympic champions, the SLopresti Keys!
SEL Screener Information
Last week, all MPS parents and guardians should have received an email (linked here) from Asst. Superintendent Dr. Garth McKinney, outlining details of the upcoming Intellispark screener. We aim to give these universal SEL screeners to students in K-12 this school year, once in the fall and another time in the spring. Beginning next week, students in Grades 6-12 (screener info linked here) will have the opportunity to complete these screeners. Students in Grades K-5 (screener info linked here) will take the screener with their homeroom teachers.
We hope all students will participate in the universal SEL screener as part of the SEL curriculum in the district. If any family feels their student would be better served without taking part in it, please contact your child’s principal with your child’s name, grade, and homeroom teacher to opt out. You can read Dr. McKinney’s full communication here.
iDECIDE Partnership and Screener
The objective of iDECIDE is to provide students with:
A scientific understanding of the impact of substance use and addiction on the adolescent brain and body;
An understanding of the common tactics used by industry to target young people;
The ability to identify and respond to personal impulses to use alcohol and other drugs; and
A sense of empowerment and a plan to make healthy decisions in line with their core values and future goals.
Milton High School is partnering with iDECIDE at Mass General Hospital to support students who have violated our substance use policy. This letter is for all families to know more about the program and a confidential survey that will be administered to all students mid-November about substance use and mental health. A list of FAQ about the program and survey can be found here.
Registration for MHS Clubs
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).
MHS Theatre presents Beauty and the Beast!
Tickets are on sale now at this link for Milton High School Theatre’s production of Beauty and the Beast. There are 4 shows to choose from on November 10, 12 and 13. You don’t want to miss this family friendly show and our uber talented high school theatre students!
We are excited to announce that we have hired MHS teacher Rick McCready as our new Unified Track and Field Head Coach for the Spring of 2023. McCready has coached with the Golf and Hockey Programs for the past several years, while also volunteering with the Unified Program last year. He looks forward to enhancing the experience of those students involved as well as engaging the community in what is a great program!
There will be a Winter Athletics Parent/Guardian Meeting on Wednesday, November 9th at 6:00pm in the Field House. All student-athletes and their parents/guardians should plan to attend this meeting. The Athletic Director will speak for a few minutes before breaking into program specific meetings. Athletics Registration is always open and you can find links and information on the Athletics website.
We want to take this opportunity to thank all our golfers who braved the less than ideal weather at MHS Booster's annual fundraiser at Granite Links on Monday, October 17. And a special shout out to our very generous donors this year:
Catering by Terrie
Costello Painting & Contracting Corp.
East Milton Dental
Elliott Physical Therapy
Flagship Harbor Advisors
Granite Links Golf Course
Group 1 Automotive
Jimmy Coyne Productions
Lenny & Michelle Wall
Rich Hynes- Milton Travel Basketball
Scott Farrell + Partners
Ted Kackley- TK Fitness
Town Administrator Nicholas Milano
SEPAC: Advocate, Educate, Participate
One of the most important components of the IEP is the Vision Statement. This upcoming workshop can support your visioning process, which is not easy.
Planning a Life (PAL) is back! FCSN is bringing back our post-secondary transition conference, Planning A Life, this fall!
Planning for College and Beyond: November 4&5
This will be virtual on the first day and in-person on the second day. Youth and young adults (13-22) are welcome! This year, we are planning fun and informative activities and presentations for youth attendees on the in-person days of both PAL conferences.
Registration is limited and required. Registration fee is $125 per person, $150 per family (2 attendees) or per Professional, and Youth attendees (14 –22 ) are free with Adult registration.
REGISTER - https://fcsn.org/planning-a-life-conference-2022/
Community Service and Employment Opportunities
MFE's Monster Dash!
Register now and save the date for this fantastic family event. The Monster Dash supports science education in all six schools and is held in memory of Tucker Elementary School student Sam Cichello who died following a playground accident in 1999.
Saturday, Nov. 5th, 12-3pm
Steel & Rye, Eliot Street, Milton, MA, USA
School Committee Forum
On Wednesday, November 9, from 7-8:30pm, the School Committee will host the first of four public forums for the Milton community. The forum will provide a brief presentation on Personalized Learning, a pillar of the MPS Strategic Plan. Personalized Learning is an educational approach that creates engaging learning experiences aligned with each student’s strengths, interests, and needs and ensures that students will experience a robust and academically rich school experience.
Community members will be invited to ask questions and share comments about Personalized Learning. MPS Administration, School Committee members, and Personalized Learning authority Cyndy Taymore, who is providing the district with Professional Development, will respond to questions and comments and share their perspectives on the issues.
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 and Slido. All links to attend will be posted on the main page of the MPS website linked here.
District News & Important Dates
- Oct 30 MFE Monster Dash
- Nov 1 No School Teacher PD Day
- Nov 2 School Committee
- Nov 5 Milton Holiday Shop
MPS Employment Opportunities
Open MPS positions are always posted on the employment page of our website. There are school day and after-school positions available, and we are always looking to increase our substitute teaching pool. In addition, we are hiring kitchen substitutes (on call position). Kitchen substitutes earn $19.15 an hour and work part-time in a flexible schedule during the school day. Please call Natalia Perez at 617-898-1051 if interested.
Fruit Center Shopping Week
Fruit Center Shopping week is November 7-11 and it’s easy to participate and raise funds for your child’s school. Thank you to the Fruit Center for their generous support of our schools!
- Download a shopping voucher for your school here. Print as many as you’d like and share them with friends, family and neighbors. There are also social media promotional graphics and QR codes that you can use to promote this event to your school community.
- Present your voucher when you make purchases at the Fruit Center Marketplace from Monday, November 7 through Sunday, November 13, 2022. Shop as often as you like and use your voucher for every shopping trip you make.
- The Fruit Center will donate 20% of your total purchase back to your school.
- All details can be found here.
Milton Coalition Survey
Middle and high school parents: please help us by completing this brief, anonymous survey about youth health and well-being. Click here for the survey: https://rb.gy/4fubsm
This survey is part of The Milton Coalition’s comprehensive community assessment. The Milton Coalition and the Health Department uses this data, along with other information we collect, to evaluate our efforts and inform our future work. Results will be presented next spring. Stay in touch by signing up for our newsletter on our website: www.milton-coalition.org Thank you for participating!
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.
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Asian Culture Club Fundraiser!
The Asian Culture Club is fundraising to donate books with AAPI representation to libraries in our school community. We believe giving students access to books by authors of different backgrounds and featuring diverse characters is vital to contributing towards a community that is accepting and tolerant of others. It is also important that Asian students are given the representation they deserve, especially in books and other educational materials. You can support us by sponsoring a book or sharing! All proceeds raised will go towards buying and donating new books to schools at the elementary, middle, and high school level.