MHS Weekly Updates!


Happy weekend everyone!

Just a reminder that Tuesday, November 2nd is a Full Day Professional Development Day for all teachers and staff in the district which means no school for our students.

The First term ends on Friday, November 5th. I encourage all families to check in on your students' progress by logging into your PlusPortals account. Live grades are always available to students and families in PlusPortals.

MHS Theatre Program is Proud to Present CHICAGO!

In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap… until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal. This show has it all and is guaranteed to please! Tickets are available now at this link.
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MHS Homecoming 2021

Many thanks to Jennie Beliveau, MHS Adjustment Counselor and Student Government Advisor, Student Government, and the many parents who donated items and their time on Saturday for an amazing night for our Juniors and Seniors. Homecoming was a huge success and it was so great to see our students all dressed up and enjoying each other's company! A photo booth was set up outside for our students to have some fun as part of the evening...take a look!
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Freshman Olympics

Last week, the Milton High School Student Leaders successfully held the annual Freshman Olympics! It was an exciting week filled with costumes, door decorating, lawn games, and a thrilling final showdown. Though all freshmen fought valiantly for the title, Mr. Midura's homeroom (Midora's Explorers) prevailed and claimed the gold medal. We are so glad that the freshmen were able to bond with one another and with the broader school community, and we plan to continue this tradition in the coming years.

Thank you to our Student Leaders for a fun week of team building, collaboration and competition for our Freshman class.

Here are some pictures from the week!

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AP Exam Registration & Payments

All students enrolled in AP Classes need to complete two steps to Register and pay for their AP Exams in the Spring.

Step 1: Use the join code provided by your AP Teacher to join their AP Classroom. This ensures that a test will be ordered for you in the Spring. The deadline to join AP Classroom for each AP class is November 1st.

Step 2: Use UniBank to pay for your exams. Exam fees remain at $40/exam ($20/exam if on Free/Reduced Lunch), and the Milton Public Schools will pay the remainder. Select "AP Exam Fees" and follow the instructions to complete your payment. The payment window is open now through January 14, 2022.

Please note that failing to join AP Classroom can lead to late charges from the CollegeBoard to order your exam. This cost will be passed on to families.

Please contact Mr. Kelly ( with any questions about Registration or Payment for AP Exams.

Class of 2023 Fundraiser

Come celebrate Taco Tuesday on November 2 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Chipotle on 60 Newport Ave, Quincy to support the Class of 2023! Show them this flyer or order online using code, GVV4ERR, and 33% of the proceeds from your order will be donated to the 2023 Student Government.

Yearbook Information

Yearbook info for the Class of 2022-

The final deadline to select a yearbook senior portrait is Nov 1st. Please log in to your Hayward Account to make your choice.

Yearbook ads are a great way to personalize your senior's yearbook. You can design them yourself, or simply upload images and text and let the yearbook advisor design it for you. You can include messages from family members and other loved ones, baby and family photos. It's a great way to show your senior how proud you are of this huge milestone! Yearbook ads have become extremely popular in the last few years, but space is limited! Ads are first come first serve so act fast!

The link to purchase the yearbook and/or a yearbook family ad space is below:

Mrs. Plunkett will send out an email after Thanksgiving for information about senior quotes and senior superlatives.

MHS Athletics!

The MHS Boosters are planning a merchandise extravaganza tonight for the last home football game! There are lots of new items, plenty of old favorites, and stickers and football beads to hand out to kids and fans. Cash, check and credit card all accepted. Go, ‘Cats!

Can't make it to a game?

Check here for live streams of the Milton Wildcats!


Looking for a schedule?


Proof of Vaccination

Having records of all vaccinated members of our community as well as understanding the number of students participating in the Optional Testing Program is essential.

In their most recent guidance, DESE announced an extension of the mask requirement through November 1, 2021 and more information about vaccination rates and mask wearing after November 1. You can read their full communication here.

If your student is fully vaccinated and you have not yet submitted proof of vaccination, we ask that you do so immediately!

  • Email or fax a copy (a photo is fine) to your school nurse (MHS Nurse Andrea deManbey at or Pierce Nurse Barbara Perry at
  • Mail a copy to the nurses’ office.
  • Drop off a copy in the main office, Monday to Friday, during regular school hours.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out directly to our Director of Nursing, Kim Coughlin, at or 617-696-4470 x5517.

Thank you for your cooperation, which will aid us in fully understanding the vaccination status of our population, especially with regard to the 80% threshold.

Covid Test and Stay Program

Currently 59% of MPS students have completed the Opt In form for Test and Stay and Symptomatic testing. If you have not yet opted in, please consider doing so now. All details can be found here.

Superintendent Jette’s September 9, 2021 letter about the Test and Stay Program can be found here. You must OPT IN to Test and Stay to participate. You can opt in at this link.

Community Service Opportunities

Throughout the year you will be able to access any community service opportunities here. There are already several opportunities available for students to volunteer. Get involved now!

Monster Dash!

Be sure to register for The Monster Dash 5k, Fun Run & community event which falls on Halloween this year! Join us on Sunday, October 31, at Cunningham Hall. Register now!

The MFE has been organizing the Monster Dash for over 20 years. It is a beloved community event that memorializes Sam Cichello, a Tucker Student who died in a tragic playground accident. Sam loved science so the Monster Dash funds raised go toward science in all 6 Milton public schools. Save the date and start planning your costumes!

District-Wide Announcements

Thank you for your patience and understanding as the district dealt with the unpredictable conditions of the recent storm. Given the many challenges we faced and the subsequent school cancellation, Superintendent Jette thought it was important to send a reminder about how we approach inclement weather in the Milton Public Schools. His letter outlined 4 options we have when faced with weather that impacts the school day: a typical full day of school, a two hour delay, a remote half day and a full cancellation. Each of these options is outlined in detail in the letter and you can read it in full here.

If you did not receive an email and phone call from MPS about the school closure on Wednesday, please contact Sheila Rogers or Jenn McCullough to confirm that we have current contact information for you.

Family Resources

In an effort to support and foster a strong home-school connection MPS knows that families may sometimes need resources for their children and family beyond the classroom. In addition to the Milton Public School Resource Guide we will be highlighting local community resources families may find beneficial in our Family Resource Newsletter. 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 If your family needs assistance with fees for athletics, clubs, activities, please email Ms. McKenna, your principal or adjustment counselor. All calls and emails are confidential.

Job Opportunities

MPS Food Service is hiring for all positions – permanent and substitute, both full and part-time. Pay is $17.28. Email Jackie Morgan at for details. Come join our MPS team!


Please visit the Milton SEPAC website, as along with our weekly newsletters, this will be the way to stay in the know!

We are pleased to welcome two new reps from Glover and three new reps from Tucker. Thank you to Collicot Principal Holly Concannon and Tucker Principal Elaine McNeil-Girmai, as well as others, who helped us invite new school reps to the board.

If you missed the October 19 workshop, no worries – the Federation for Children with Special Needs (an outstanding MA resource!) will hold many useful workshops in November. Now is a great time of year to tune in. To register, you need to click on the link for the calendar and registration and then click on the event you want to attend. Once you register, you will receive an email with the zoom link. All details on upcoming workshops can be found here.

The next SEPAC board meeting will be held on November 16, 6:30 -8:30, the Zoom Link can be found here. Yearly elections will be held and this meeting will operate in compliance with Open Meeting Law.

Community News

The Milton Halloween Stroll is on Saturday, October 30 in East Milton Square.

Milton Family Portrait Project by Milton Resident Deborah Milbauer

The Milton Coalition shares the following information:

This link has information about the dangers of vaping, industry tactics that are targeting kids, and nicotine addiction. There are also tips on how parents/caregivers can talk with their kids and get them connected with resources to prevent or quit vaping.

The William James INTERFACE Referral Service is a mental health resource and referral Helpline available Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. It assists Milton residents and/or public school students to access outpatient mental health services. What makes INTERFACE unique is that we do not provide merely a list of providers, but rather matched referrals to mental health professionals and practices who best meet the caller’s needs, insurance or fee requirement, specialty request, location, and availability. The Helpline is staffed by mental health professionals, as well as graduate level students from William James College. For more information about INTERFACE, please visit their website.

Milton Glows Gold

This is the last week to log your miles! Some bikers have started logging so we are hoping to get a big bump in mileage this week. This week is our biggest raffle yet: Log 100 activity points and win a prize worth $100! The winner will be drawn at midnight on the 31st. You could choose a gift card to Common Market, Playa Bowls and/or a tote from the Toy Box. Every mile counts to recognize the 15,590 children diagnosed with cancer each year. And, don’t forget to log your miles from the Monster Dash!

Helpful Information

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!

MPS School Calendar

For Family Technology Support click HERE

Chromebook Troubleshooting

Is your family having internet issues or need assistance to access the internet in your home? Please go here for more information.

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MHS Student Handbook 2021-2022

All MHS students and families are required to read our MHS Student and Family Handbook and required to digitally sign a verification form acknowledging reading and understanding the rules and policies for Milton High School. If you have not signed and submitted the verification form, an email was resent to you today from Please reach out to the Main Office with any questions.

Family Resources

The Milton Public Schools values a strong home-school connection. In an effort to support and foster that connection we know families may sometimes need resources for their children and family beyond the classroom. In addition to the Milton Public School Resource Guide we will be highlighting local community resources families may find beneficial in our Family Resource Newsletter. 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 All calls and emails are confidential.