Milton High School Weekly Updates
- Mar 14 MIOSM Band Concert 5-12
- Mar 16 After School P/T Conferences
- Mar 17 No School – Teacher PD Day
2023-24 Course Selections due date extended to Monday, March 13th!!
Milton High School counselors have presented a course selection lesson to all students grades 8-11. If your students will be in grades 9-12 at Milton High next year, their course selections are due on March 13th! Please visit the MHS website to open the Program of Studies. On the first page is a link to a video explaining the process for current 8th graders, as well as a pdf of the process for students grade 9-11. We encourage students to follow their current teachers' course recommendations. When selecting courses for next year, it is also important to consider the rigor of the entire schedule, and attempt to keep a work/life balance. Counselors at the high school are available by email and phone if you have questions or concerns with the course selection process.
Parent Teacher Conferences ~ Thursday, March 16
There will be a session of parent/guardian teacher conferences Thursday, March 16th after school. These conferences will be in person. With a limited number of conference times available, we ask that only parents and guardians whose children are struggling with a class or classes request a conference. Links to sign up for conferences will be sent home by teachers early next week.
🎵 Music News 🎶
MARCH IS MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH!
March is Music in Our Schools Month, and we have lots of exciting music-making happening throughout the district! Please come and support our remaining MIOSM Concerts which include the 5-12 Band Concert on Tuesday, March 14th and the 6-12 Chorus Concert on Tuesday March 21st. Concerts begin at 6:30 PM in the MHS Auditorium. If you’re a parent or community member who’s interested in helping out, please sign up to volunteer for FAME (Friends and Advocates of Music Education) at this link.
In especially exciting news, our Milton High School chorus students will be collaborating with the Boston Choral Ensemble in their upcoming concert, For the Beauty of the Earth on Saturday, March 25th. Our MHS singers will be featured in this concert by performing a piece of their own and they’ll also join BCE in singing “We Can Mend the Sky,” featuring our very own Celia Frank-McKnight (gr. 9) as a soloist! Visit this link for more info and to buy tickets.
We’ve already started the month off strong with several exciting events! On Friday, March 3rd, MHS teachers Rebecca Damiani and Julia Hanna presented a well-received clinic at the MA Music Educators Association All State Conference about changes that they’ve implemented in the MHS music curriculum over the last several years to center student-choice and anti-racist practices. Their leadership in these endeavors is inspiring other music teachers across the state to re-evaluate curriculum and practices.
Congratulations on this achievement, Rebecca and Julia!
Five students represented Milton at the Eastern District Junior Festival on Friday, March 10th. They will perform with their ensembles on Saturday, March 11th. Congratulations to MHS students Gwen Johnston and Melina Zullas; and Pierce Middle School students Marcus Krueger, Sebastian Gobbi and Chloe Bergeron , who were selected based on their successful auditions in January.
Tri-M Music Honor Society
On Wednesday, March 8th, 31 students were inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society based on their musical and academic achievements, dedication to music advocacy, character, and service. Congratulations to Lucy Asanza, Charlie Baltay, Sam Boucher, Eilie Boylan, Nate Brown, Greta Cardoza, Wyatt Changizi, Owen Creamer, Stephy Dai, Atticus D’Alessandro, Katherine Drozdick, Violet Figuerido, Malcolm Frank-McKnight, Johnny Gillooly, Colin Glazer, Kevin Gomes, James Goodman, Niamh Guilderson, John Higgins, Elinor Johnson, Maxine Loranger-Milt, Molly Lovett, Lucie Lloyd-Farber, William Malec, Rory Martin, Rowan, McCullough, Mary Mullen, Maggie O’Connor, Louise O’Donoghue, Rogan Pater and Noel Vega! Thank you so much to everyone who attended! If you weren't able to make it, you can watch the recording here.
Farewell & Thank you Ms. Miller!
Ms. Debra Miller, Pierce and MHS String Orchestra director, conducted her final MPS concert on Thursday, March 9th. A recording of the performance can be seen here. Congratulations on many years of beautiful performances, Ms. Miller! We are all wishing you a very happy retirement!
Today she enjoyed her last class with students she has been with for the past 8 years! We thank Debra for her time in Milton and look forward to seeing her in the audience in years to come!
Free Classical Music Opportunity
There is an opportunity for families to attend a FREE classical music performance at Faneuil Hall in March and April. The Bach, Beethoven and Brahms Society Orchestra plays classical music at historic Faneuil Hall, under the direction of internationally acclaimed conductor, Steven Lipsitt. It is their mission to introduce young families to this music in an intimate setting. This offer is first come first served and is only available for a limited time.Tickets are for unreserved side seating. Please use promo code ‘music’ at checkout for the free tickets. All details on this terrific opportunity can be found here.
🎭 MHS Theatre NEWS! 🎭
MHS THEATRE Advances to Semi-Finals in METG Drama Festival with "Badger"!!!
MHS THEATRE is thrilled to announce their successful advancement to the Semi-Finals in the METG Drama Festival with their moving production of "Badger" by Don Zolidis. The play follows four young women in 1944 as they take on new jobs at the largest munitions factory in the US, the Badger Ordnance Works. Facing dangerous work with highly flammable powder as well as insidious sexism, the women form an unlikely friendship through joy and heartbreak. At the METG preliminary round, MHS THEATRE received six all-star awards, including five excellence in acting awards presented to Ronan O’Connor, Julia Mangum, Aleanie Remy-Marquez, Lucy Hollingsworth-Hays, and Angel Leggett. Alicia Wong also received an excellence in stage management award. These outstanding performances are a testament to the dedication and hard work of the entire cast and crew which includes Owen Creamer, Roman Padera, Elliot Leeman-Weil, Owen Quirion, David Mitchell, Ariel Phong, Eilie Boylan, Kylie Chamberlin, Kate Gannon, Zoë Mckoy, Shivani Kaura, Lily Muir, Ruby Dolgon, Liam Corey, Quinn Murphy and Sophie D’Alessandro. The play is directed by Stephen and Laura Markarian.
Break a leg, MHS THEATRE! We can't wait to see what you'll bring to the Semi-Finals on March18th!
Congratulations to these MHS students!
On Thursday we celebrated a select group of MHS students who have received the Student Achievement Award from DESE. This new award recognizes students for their performance on the 2022 MCAS or MCAS-Alt. Students received a Certificate of Excellence and a gift card. Congratulations to Oliver Jones, Elias Caros, Christopher Cunningham, Owen Creamer, Jasmine Bethea, Hilda Alexis, Jacob Claudomir, Chaliss Leoutsakos-Gustave, Frank Hawker, Iyla Kushnarev, David Nguyen, Joseph Taylor and Julia Levreault on this recognition of their hard work and success!
Save the Date!
Milton Youth: Their Strengths and the Risks They Face
SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, April 27th, 6:30 – 8:00pm
@ Nangeroni Conference Room, BID Hospital – Milton
Look for the upcoming calendar invite!
Every three years, the Milton Coalition examines the status of Milton youth through surveys, interviews, and focus groups, with an emphasis on substance use. Join us as we share these results, compare them to our past evaluations, and discuss next steps. Masks are required. This meeting is open to the public.
Milton Community Schools is Hiring
Milton Community Schools has immediate openings for Community Service and paid Counselor positions for high school students through the end of the school year. If you enjoy working with children, are ready to make a difference, are reliable and willing to learn, we want to hear from you! All details can be found here.
Attention 10th Grade Students & Parents!
Dear 10th-grade students and parents,
On March 28th and 29th, 10th-grade students will take the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) in the subject of English Language Arts. Although it might be several weeks away, this is the time to begin preparation for the MCAS ELA exam. To learn more about MCAS ELA preparation resources, read the attached document.
Remember, passing the MCAS exams is an essential part of earning a high school diploma. Try your very best!
Some study tips to keep in mind:
Please see below from the Milton SEPAC Board.
SEPAC sponsored Federation for Children with Special Needs workshops have been scheduled. Gather with Milton families for these free workshops chock full of essential information for families navigating special education.
- Understanding the 504: Tuesday March 7, 6:30-8:30pm
- Evaluation and Eligibility Monday, March 27 6:30pm
It is not too late to register for an all day FREE Visions of Community conference this Saturday with offerings on topics such as “The Science of Play”, “Building Bridges for the Voices and Experiences of BIPOC families navigating Disability Communities”, “IEP Schoolwide Strategies to Prevent Bullying of Students with Disabilities”, and so much more! Find out More and Register Here. Everyone who registers ($15) has access to session recordings.
Did you know you have a SEPAC school rep who meets monthly with your school principal to discuss staffing, programming, and issues of inclusion? Find Your School Rep Here
2023-2024 School Year Calendar
The School Committee has approved a draft of the 23-24 SY calendar. This calendar is intended as a guide ONLY. It may be necessary to change this schedule to better serve instructional purposes.
Food Service - School Meals for All!
School Meals for All ensures that all students have equal access to the nutrition they need to learn and thrive. Please consider asking your legislators to invest in the future of our children by supporting the Feed Kids MA bill. It’s easy to reach out to your legislators, all details are at this link.
This year’s Celebration for Education will be 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!
MHS BOOSTERS NEWS
It’s time for the Booster’s General Membership drive! Become a Boosters member to support our student athletes. Last year we committed $40k to our sports teams and we’re looking to do even more with your support! Memberships start at just $25. All details are here.
Milton is hosting our divisional state championship and Milton Boosters is looking for volunteers. Click the link below to sign up for a shift (or 2) to help earn money for your team's PVA account. If your athlete would like to work along side you -they can earn volunteer hours.
Community Service and Employment Opportunities
Please visit the MPS Community News & Events page for information about community events.
Neponset Rowing Club Spring 2023 Registration for the Competitive Juniors (HS) program is now open. Registration for the spring high school rowing season is open to MPS and all local high schools. Please sign up here: 2023 Spring – Neponset Rowing Club: Competitive Juniors (HS) Registration.
Riverside Theatre Works is performing “Matilda” from March 3-19. Many of our MPS students are involved and there are nine show dates including matinees on Sundays. The show is appropriate for ages 6+. All details are here.
Milton Field Hockey is open for registration for the Winter (K-8) and Spring (K-8) 2023 season and summer camp (up to age 18)! All details can be found here.
Milton Sports for All wants to share some exciting news! We are starting a high school bowling league! We will be bowling on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30, with a tentative start date of March 1st (we will confirm this asap.) If you have a high school relative or friend who would be interested in having some fun and bowling in an inclusive, non-competitive environment, please reach out to us. We will be sending a flier out shortly, but we wanted to share the news with our MSFA community first - please spread the word! Volunteers are always needed for our events so if you are interested in helping out or if you know a high school student who can to bring the fun, please drop us a line!
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