MHS Weekly Updates!
Happy April Fool's Day or as they say in France Poisson d'Avril!
I hope you didn't fall victim to any pranks today, like a fish being taped to your back or an entire classroom of seniors packing into your small office to sing you the National Anthem. I almost made it through the day unscathed! HA!
All joking aside, today marks the end of Term 3 for our students and WOW, it's hard to believe that Monday we will be entering the home stretch of the school year. Here is a quick snapshot of some important dates this month, but please take a moment to read this weeks full newsletter.
April1st - Term 3 Ends
April 5th - Spring Jazz Night
April 6th - Spring Jazz Night
April 7th - Early Release Teacher PD Day
April 12th - MHS Cabaret
April 15th - NO SCHOOL - Good Friday
April 18th - April 22nd - April RECESS
April 28th - Scholastic Honors Night
Have a great weekend!
Ellie was invited to attend last night's Bruins game where she was presented with this honor. Congratulations Ellie! A great role model for all of our student athletes!
National Decision Day!
For students who will attend a four-year college or university in the U.S., May 1st is National Decision Day. This date represents the deadline to submit your acceptance and make a deposit to attend the four-year college or university of your choice. You may only make a deposit to one college, since you can only attend one college. Please notify your school counselor of your choice by changing your "Attending college" on Naviance. The School Counseling office will send a final transcript to only one college or university.
Reminder to students: Please be sure to write a thank you note or email to the faculty and staff who wrote you recommendation letters!
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.
Class of 2023 Chipotle Fundraiser
You don't want to miss this! The FAME Mattress Fundraiser is 4/9!
The Music Department’s Mattress Sale is just ONE WEEK AWAY, on April 9th in the MHS Auditorium! The pandemic has had a major impact on fundraising the last 2 years, and we are counting on this event to fund music programming, scholarships, awards, festival fees and more! Even if you aren’t in the market at this time, PLEASE spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors!!
This is our 7th Mattress Fundraiser, and everyone has had great things to say about the prices and quality of the items. Demo mattresses will be available to test, and orders will be delivered right to your home. In addition, there will be Nest chairs, body massage products, pillows, weighted blankets, sheets and more! Students will earn money for each referral, and it all goes towards Milton Music Programming!
These manufacturers will all be 30-50% off retail:
Simmons, Therapedic, Comfortaire (Sleep Number), Wellsville Gel, Infinity Body Massage Products, CordaRoy Convertible chairs, NEST chairs, and footstools, BlanQuil Weighted Blankets, Malouf adjustable bases, PureCare sheets, protectors, and duvets.
Chemistry in Action!
Thank you to the Class of 1970
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
Red Shirts for Milton Summer Enrichment
If your high school student is interested in being a Red Shirt at MSE, all details are here. ALL applications are due by April 12th at 3 pm. Late applications will not be considered.
Please note the following guidelines for qualification and process of acceptance as a Red Shirt Volunteer or Paid staff member. All guidelines and the link to apply are here. You must use your student email address to apply.
- Milton High School students will be given priority for any open positions (both Community Service and paid); upper class students will be placed first.
- Students must volunteer a minimum of one summer of Community Service at MSE before being eligible for paid positions. Having been a volunteer or paid Red Shirt in the past does not guarantee a position in this year’s staff.
- The final year that students can work as paid Red Shirts is the summer following their graduation from high school.
- Positions are offered as openings become available.
Save the date for the Milton Foundation for Education Celebration on May 7 at 5pm!
Join the fun with the Kentucky Derby Squares Raffle, on sale now.
- Each square cost $25.
- Individuals can purchase as many squares as they wish.
- Individuals’ names are randomly assigned to squares when purchased.
- Horse numbers will be assigned to the grid randomly before the start of the race.
- The winner will receive $1000 when the board is full. If the board is not full it will become a 50/50 raffle.
How to buy a square: Fill out the Google Form linked here with your name, email, phone and number of squares requested. An email will be sent with details on how to pay and the squares will be assigned. Good luck and thank you for your support of the MFE!
We are thrilled to have best-selling author Jessica Lahey speaking at Milton High School on Thurs. April 7, 7pm. If you can’t make the in-person event, you can now live-stream it from your laptop or phone. Register here and you will receive a link for the presentation.
If you would like to come to the in-person event, but need childcare, the young people of Milton Youth Advocates for Change will be providing childcare at the high school. Click here to find out more and to register. Books will be available in the lobby from The Frugal Bookstore. Frugal Bookstore Inc.
The Milton English Learners Parent Advisory Council (Milton ELPAC) will hold its next meeting on Thursday, April 7, at 8:00 pm on Zoom. On the agenda: summer classes for ELs and explanation of IEPs and 504 Plans. Hope to see you all there!
Here's the link: https://miltonps-org.zoom.us/j/98944363445
The SEPAC invites all MPS parents and guardians to a forum with the candidates for Milton School Committee. An essential part of being an effective advocate is understanding the system and how policy is made and implemented. This is an opportunity to hear the candidates’ views on a range of issues that affect all children and families in the district.
The forum will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom at this link. We hope you can join us for what will be an informative evening. Please contact Jenny Sheehan, SEPAC co-chair, with any questions at email@example.com.
A few colleges in the area are offering days that expose you to the college experience.
BC Splash is a 1-day event held at Boston College each semester where students in grades 7-12 can take fun, engaging classes that are taught and designed by our undergraduate and graduate students!
This semester, our program is back in-person on the BC campus, and we have put together a great day and fantastic lineup of classes over zoom for the students. They can take classes such as The Mathematics of Voting, Little Women 101, Learning to Love Yourself and Life, and many others!
BC Splash will be held on BC's campus on Sunday, April 10th from 10am - 4pm.
Our program costs $10 to attend, but we have extremely generous financial aid for any students for whom this is an issue. We do not want students to not come because of cost.
Students can register at our website, bcsplash.learningu.org
Splash at Harvard College will take place virtually SATURDAY, APRIL 23 10AM - 12:15PM ET and SUNDAY, APRIL 24 1PM - 3:15PM ET. Splash is a meaningful learning and fellowship opportunity for all high school students, regardless of their goals and backgrounds. Students will be able to better picture themselves as college students through attending our free virtual tours, engaging in Harvard student experiences, and exploring the post-secondary environment with their peers.
We want to emphasize that there is no application process. It is open to all high school students regardless of GPA, etc. There is no registration fee and the event is entirely free for students.
Interested students should fill out our interest survey in this Google Form, or via tiny.cc/SPLASH2022. It is important that students fill out this short form, as we will communicate with them more registration and event details.
Community Service Opportunities
MHS volunteer opportunity: Brookwood Community Farm is getting the season started with some cleanup! 2-4 people are needed Saturday, April 2 from 9-11 am to move 30 wooden pallets and do other chores to get the farm ready for planting. All interested students should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and get a confirmation email in return. More needs will be posted in the coming weeks including working at the Seedling Sale May 7 & 8. Please bring your volunteer sheets to be signed on the day of your volunteering. Thank you for volunteering at Brookwood Community Farm
A Message from Pierce Debate Coach Colin Faherty
Pierce Debate Coach Colin Faherty shares this opportunity for 4th-10th grade students. This summer, Lumos Debate is offering courses in public speaking and debate in Milton. Students in grades four through ten can enroll in fun and educational programs with experienced counselors. Give your child the opportunity to meet new friends, develop critical thinking skills, and practice their public speaking in a fun, low-pressure learning environment!
Lumos teaches debate through fun games and activities that students love. And the instructors are friendly, warm, and great at making public speaking exciting! Choose your dates and register now at LumosDebate.com.
Community News & Updates!
MHS Student Reilly Bergin is running a Socks and Underwear Drive to benefit Cradles to Crayons. All details of this great community drive are below.
When: Monday, April 4th thru Friday, April 8th
Where: Lobby of the Milton Public Library
Who: You! Together we can help others in our community.
What: NEW underwear and socks- sizes newborn to youth
Why: To help clothing insecure children across our home state of Massachusetts
Katie's Grace & Grit 5k
On May 14 at 10 am, the Glover PTO invites the entire Milton community to a new road race, Katie’s Grace+Grit 5K. Katie Crowell was a dedicated member of our Milton community who gave 100% of herself in service to others. She was an advocate, a runner, a volunteer, a fundraiser, a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. This amazing woman was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer (MBC) in 2015 while 32 weeks pregnant.
Katie’s impact surrounds us all—in her beautiful children, in her advocacy, in the lives of other patients who have gained strength from her, in the innovative research that is currently happening thanks in part to the money that she raised. Her impact and contributions will continue to inspire an untold number of future runners. Please join us in a very special 5k so we may honor Katie and continue raising funds to support cancer charities. Come show us your Grace + GRIT! All details and registration info can be found at this link.
Townwide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan:
Public Meeting on April 7th
The Town of Milton is working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to a develop a town-wide plan that will lead to a safe, efficient, connected network of bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Making sure students and their families can safely walk, ride, and roll to school is an important part of the plan, so we hope you can attend a virtual public meeting on Thursday, April 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can register at https://mapc.ma/milton-april7. Please contact Tim Czerwienski, Director of Planning and Community Development, if you have any questions: email@example.com.
Milton Parks and Recreation rolls out a new registration platform!
Milton Parks and Recreation has a new program registration platform and all Spring and Summer program registration will take place on our new platform, Civic Rec. Setting up an account only takes a few minutes so don’t delay. Set up your new account at this link.
The Milton School Committee invites all to participate in the Open Public Hearing to discuss all matters relating to the proposed 2022-2023 Fiscal Budget.
- Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 6:30pm
- Via Zoom;Passcode: 168556; Webinar ID: 811 8269 8756
If you are unable to participate, please feel free to email comments/questions to the Milton School Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Tax season has begun and Noreen Kearney Dolan, Fund Coordinator for the Milton Residents Fund, asked that we share this resource with MPS families. MyFreeTaxes, a product supported by United Way, helps people file their taxes for free while getting the assistance they need. The site will point you to either an in-person VITA site in a local community or will provide you with access to the website to file your taxes for free – with no income limits. Volunteer help is a phone call away.
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.