MHS Weekly Updates!
Spring Fling Dance
Shout out to Emily MacNeil
Thank you to Maura O'Brien, Career Tech Dept and Marketing teacher, for letting our students explore their potential career paths!
Social Hosting Laws
Term 3 Report Card Reminder
Just a reminder that Term 3 Report cards have been posted in Plus Portals!
PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Log in to your portal and select your student.
Click on the E-LOCKER located in the red menu bar at the top of the portal page.
Then click E-Portfolio.
You will find a PDF of your student's Term 3 report card dated 4/8/2022.
Click on the BLUE download button and your report card will open.
Thank you to MHS student Casie Peterson for sending in information about Project Linus.
Project Linus is a program that was made to create and donate handmade blankets for children in hospitals who are sick and in need. The goal is for all children in Boston hospitals who are going through difficult times to be comforted and warmed by one of the blankets.
The MHS fashion program collaborated with Nancy Kearns, a retired MPS teacher and one of our students’ grandmothers, to help provide blankets to the Project Linus charity. The class was involved in everything from cutting fabric, creating the blankets, packaging them, and dropping them off. Our most recent project is to make “handmade hugs” for the families affected by the unbelievable tragedies in Ukraine. Project Linus has already donated over 500 blankets to charities in Ukraine and we plan to add our blankets to their next delivery. The charity delivers blankets year-round and if students want to continue donating blankets, please email Ms.White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Spring Season is fully underway! Check out our Twitter (@MHS_Wildcats_) for updates and the Athletics website for any and all information!
This week we hosted our first Unified Track & Field Meet of the season! It was a great success with lots of fun had by all! Unified Track is our inclusive sports team that consists of students with and without intellectual disabilities. We are looking forward to hosting another meet this spring as well as competing in 2 away meets.
MFE Celebration for Education is Back!
Celebration for Education is the signature fundraising and community building event of the Milton Foundation for Education. Funds raised are used to support the work of the MFE in all six of our schools. In addition to funding competitive grants in all six Milton Public Schools, funds raised this year will also go to the MFE’s initiative to help support the mental health of Milton’s students.With your support, we can make an enormous difference and continue to enrich the lives of the children in our community.
When & Where is Celebration? Come watch the Kentucky Derby LIVE at Granite Links on Saturday, May 7th at 5pm.
- The party kicks off early – starting at 5pm!
- Arrive at 5 to get in on all the pre-race activities. The race starts at 6:00 and you don’t want to miss any of the fun.
- Kentucky Derby Squares and picking the winning horse happens before the race begins.
- Visit this link to get Kentucky Derby Squares or pick the winning horse.
- Wear bright colors – from casual to cocktail attire, but make it bright, light and fun. In true Derby tradition, wear a festive hat or tie and win our Best Hat & Tie Contest.
Please visit this link to purchase tickets to what is always a terrific night out in support of our schools.
The April 7 School Committee Candidate Forum very much fulfilled SEPAC’s mission to advocate, educate, and participate. By way of introduction, each of the five candidates was asked to answer the following questions: Please tell us a little about your life experience and philosophy regarding special needs and special education? AND How do you define inclusion?
A final question that went to all candidates: What would you say to voters who believe special education services come at the expense of general education programs or extracurricular offerings?
If you missed the forum, you can watch the recorded version on Milton SEPAC. We hope you will participate and educate yourself by reviewing candidates’ views and advocate by VOTING APRIL 26.
Milton Muslim Neighbors
In honor of Ramadan, the Milton Muslim Neighbors are again partnering with Beth Shalom and First Parish to run a community food drive from April 8-29. There are bins at each of the six Milton Public Schools as well as various locations throughout town. All details can be found here.
Please join your Muslim neighbor in this food drive. Ramadan is a very special time of year for Muslims to do good deeds. It is important to practice gratitude and give to those struggling to put food on their tables. Donations will be distributed to local food pantries and social services. This project is brought to you by Milton Muslim Neighbors, Milton Interfaith Clergy Association, and Milton Public Schools. For more info, please contact Amal at email@example.com
Seniors-Please update Naviance
SENIORS: Please update your college decisions on Naviance. Here's how:
1. Go to "Colleges."
2. Click "Colleges I'm Applying To."
3. Update the decision for each college to the right of the college name. You'll see a pencil that will let you "edit." Then look for "results." Click the boxes to tell us whether you were accepted, denied, waitlisted or deferred.
4. If you've decided which college to attend, scroll down past your list of colleges, and update "College that I'm attending."
This keeps our scatterplots accurate for the class of 2023. If you don't do it now, you will have to update Naviance before you are cleared to graduate.
Community News & Updates!
The Quincy Family Resource Center is offering two upcoming parenting groups. All services and groups at the QFRC are free of charge.
- Parenting Journey— Parenting is a journey in which all parents need support and guidance. Connect with other parents during guided discussions that will help develop knowledge and skills that support you as a parent and role model. This group will be hosted and facilitated at the QFRC (1120 Hancock Street, First Floor, Quincy) and begins April 21st and runs through July 7th. Registration is required. For more information contact Robyn Dunphy at or firstname.lastname@example.org 617-481-7227 ext.141.
- Nurturing Your Parenting Skills Spring Session – Learn age appropriate expectations for your child, behavioral management, discipline techniques and appropriate consequences in this group . Spring Session May 2022—This group will begin May 12th and runs through June 30th, via Zoom from 4:00 to 6:00pm. Registration is required. For more information, please reach out to Kelly Heffernan at email@example.com or at 617-481-7227 x 155.
Green Up Milton: The Town of Milton and Sustainable Milton are hosting Green Up Milton Day on April 30-May 1!
In celebration of Earth Day, the Milton DPW and Sustainable Milton will be again hosting the Green up Milton this year on the weekend of April 30th! All town groups are encouraged to participate including schools, sports teams, neighborhood associations, town clubs, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, churches and temples, and any other small group OR even just an individual that wishes to join in on this great event! This is an opportunity to clean up areas around town to maintain Milton’s beauty.
Now is the time to start organizing your groups and choose your Green Up area! Please sign up your team or yourself using this form. You can send any additional inquiries or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. All details can be found on the Sustainable Milton website
Milton DPW will provide supplies including garbage bags, recycling bags, and work gloves. The supplies can be picked up at the Town Offices the week before the event. DPW staff will complete the cleanup by collecting all garbage and recycling bags and large debris at designated pickup locations on Monday May 2nd. We are looking forward to a fun and productive Green Up Milton Event
Do You Have Graduating Seniors Entering the Military?
Community Service Opportunities
Summer Employment and Internship Opportunities
ASE (After School Enrichment) is looking for Counselors 16 and up to join our team. We are looking for candidates that enjoy working with children, are responsible and are willing to
learn and follow the program expectations. All details can be found
here. Interested? Please Contact Angie Van Allen, CIT Coordinator
The 2022-23 One Page School Year Calendar (Draft) linked here has been approved by the School Committee. Please note that this calendar is intended as a guide ONLY. It may be necessary to change this schedule to better serve instructional purposes.
Our Milton High Library is open by 7am every morning so students can access all the amazing resources the library has to offer! Librarian J Troy is always on hand to help guide students in the right direction!
Throughout the school year, members of our MPS community celebrate and observe various religious holidays. We adjust homework expectations as needed as you can see in the document linked here. If there is a religious holiday that we have missed, please email Superintendent James Jette.
For Family Technology Support click HERE
Is your family having internet issues or need assistance to access the internet in your home? Please go here for more information.
Previous Newsletters...In Case You Missed It...
MHS Student Handbook 2021-2022
Anonymous Bullying & Incident Reporting
As discussed at a recent School Committee meeting, the Milton Public Schools has updated our school incident reporting forms so people can specify incidents on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion and more. The Milton High School incident form can be found here and each school has a form linked on the front of their school’s website and they are also linked on the front of the MPS website, the MPS Education Equity page and MPS Anti-Bullying page.
This Resource Guide contains contact information to link families and youth to mental health, substance use and trauma hotlines as well as to emergency and outpatient therapy, family and group support programs, substance use disorder treatment, culturally competent care, and social services.
MPS knows that families may sometimes need resources for their children and family beyond the classroom. In addition to the Family Resource Newsletter please visit Milton Public School Resource Guide. 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 email@example.com. All calls and emails are confidential.