Milton High School Weekly Updates
Have a wonderful weekend!
GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF OUR WILDCATS PARTICIPATING IN ALL PLAYOFF TOURNAMENTS AND IN BEAUTY AND THE BEAST THIS WEEKEND!
TERM 1 Ended on Thursday, November 10th
Thursday, November 17th, is an EARLY RELEASE and PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
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. Details are below.
Beauty and the Beast
We are finally here!! MHS Theatre’s production of Beauty and the Beast started last night to a sold out crowd! This family friendly show is sure to be a crowd pleaser and is offered three more times throughout the weekend, Nov 12 at 2 pm and 7 pm, and Nov 13 at 2pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to see a high quality local show with your family while supporting our talented MHS students. Tickets are available at this link. Break a leg, MHS Theatre!
A note from the nurse:
The nurse is available for conferences for any parent/guardian who wishes to meet by appointment only. Please reach out to the school nurse at email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
Spirit Week Activities
Next week is spirit week!
Special thanks to the Student Government and Class Advisors for all the planning that went into the fun themes and activities
- Tuesday 11/15 - Character / Meme Day
- Wednesday 11/16 - Decade Day
- Thursday 11/17 - Stages of Life (Seniors = senior citizens, Juniors = Middle Age, Sophomores = kids , Freshman = babies, Staff = ghosts!)
- Friday 11/18 - Zoom Day (Dressy on top, PJs on bottom)
- Monday 11/21 - Jersey Day
- Tuesday 11/22 - Class Colors
Powder Puff: This football event is an annual tradition and will be on Monday (11/21) at 6PM at Brooks Field. The Milton Police Department will be there to referee the event but we would love if staff are able to come and support!
Hallway Decorating - This will take place on the morning of Tuesday (11/22) from 7:00-7:45.
Pep Rally - Pep Rally will be held in the field house during last period (B) on Tuesday (11/22).
From the beginning...Mrs. Rhodes attended the Volleyball Senior Night on October 27th. This class was the first volleyball team at Pierce and Mrs. Rhodes was the Coach. The girls loved that she came to support them.. In the photo are: Stephanie Needham, Grace Ryan, Caroline Heelen, Mrs. Rhodes, Coco Lee, Molly Shea, Riley Donovan and Bridget McCoy.
Superintendent Search Update
The Massachusetts Association of School Committees is assisting us with the search for the next Superintendent for the Milton Public Schools. The posting brochure can be found here and the application can be accessed here. The deadline for applications is midnight on November 28th.
We hope you can attend one of our two Focus Groups for Milton Parents, Guardians, Caregivers, and Community Members:
- November 14, 6:30-8:00pm, in person, MHS Auditorium
- November 16, 6:00-7:30pm, virtual on Zoom at this link(Meeting ID: 943 0779 7087) One tap mobile +16469313860,,94307797087# US; +19292056099,,94307797087# US (New York)
The School Committee is also offering an opportunity for high school students to voluntarily participate in an after school focus group to share their perspectives on the district’s leadership needs. Mrs. Cahill sent an email this week to all MHS parents, guardians and students with all details on the student focus group.
We invite all community members to share their input on the Superintendent search by completing this survey, which will be open through Friday, November 18.
The Long Pass Soccer Uniform Collection Program
Jigsaw Puzzle Donations for MHS Library
A note from our AMAZING Librarian:
A moment of lost internet created space for a love of jigsaw puzzling in the library!
A crew of MHS students are working on their second puzzle (different students throughout the day contributing to the efforts) and the energy seems to be increasing. If you have a NEW or very gently used 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle that you would consider donating to the MHS Library, they can be dropped off at the main office. Thank you so much!
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.
Participate, Advocate, Educate! Milton SEPAC will kick off our new season on Monday, November 14 ONLINE by voting in the ’22-’23 board. All are welcome to attend and vote. The SEPAC Board Nomination Form is here. After we install our new board, we will be finalizing our agenda for November ’22- November ’23. The link to attend the Nov 14 6:30-8 pm SEPAC Zoom Meeting is here.
Community Service and Employment Opportunities
District News & Important Dates
Please visit the MPS Community News & Events page for information on Milton Parks and Rec Basketball and Ski, Milton Library programs, Mackie's Veterans Day Cut-a-thon, The Run to Change Lives on November 19th and more!
Post Secondary Planning Night
Please join the MHS School Counseling Department for their annual Post Secondary Planning Night on Thursday, December 1, from 6:15-8:30 pm. Over two hours, families will have the opportunity to attend the information sessions that most interest them. Sessions include How to Pay for College, Services for Students with Disabilities, Start Planning for your Child’s Future, Trade Talk, Admissions Advisory: Private Colleges and Public Universities and College Testing: ACT vs SAT. The evening is targeted to parents and guardians of students in Grades 8-11 but all are welcome to attend. We hope you will join us for this valuable evening as you begin to think about your child’s post secondary plans.
MHS Club Registration
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tyler Urso, Administrative Assistant Milton High School (email@example.com).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All calls and emails are confidential.
Milton High School
Location: 25 Gile Road, Milton, MA, USA