Milton High School Weekly Updates


Please be sure to read the weekly updates for important information and to learn about upcoming events. Have a wonderful long weekend!

NO Place for Hate

MHS had the pleasure of being a host for the The No Hate High School Tour. Now in its 22nd year, it is an incredibly impactful educational program that uses the energy and excitement of action sports to deliver critical bullying prevention tools, techniques, and information to students in a relatable, peer-to-peer manner. The program features top BMX stars that teens admire performing high-energy action sports shows on campus while speaking to the students about their own experiences with bullying, overcoming obstacles, being an ally, inclusion, kindness, surrounding yourself with positive influences, problem-solving, and other important subjects that really resonate with teens. Our own Mr. Mackinaw was an active participant in today's show!

Digital Citizenship Day/Day of Service

Wednesday was a busy busy day at MHS! While seniors took the SATs, and juniors and sophomores took the PSATs, our freshmen will were participating in the Digital Citizenship Workshop at MHS or out in the community volunteering for a Day of Service. Many of our students visited their former elementary schools to assist with recess, lunches, and some were even able to assist in the classrooms. Thank you to all the students who volunteered their time on the Day of Service and to all the schools for hosting!

Come Out and Support MHS XC!

Come support the Milton High School Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams at our Kids Trail Run at Cunningham Park on Sunday, October 23. There are races for students in K-8th grades, and this is a great opportunity to experience cross country. Registration is $10/person and starts at 10am on race day. The MHS XC team hopes to see you there!

Picture Retakes

Hayward retake day is Monday, October 17th - 9:30am til 11am.

Any student wishing to have their picture retaken, including students who were absent on picture days, and/or any new students should plan to have their picture taken this day.

Any questions regarding previous or new orders should be directed to: Hayward Photography

Milton: 617.698.1840

Best Buddies

There was a great turnout for the first Best Buddies party of the year! Club members had fun celebrating Autumn and catching up with friends. The next party will be held in late October. All are welcome!!
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Key Club

Key Club has hit the ground running! Last year they began the year by creating messages of positivity and encouragement and hanging them in the hallways of MHS. They were so well received they decided to do it again this year. Mr. Mack jumped on board and offered to laminate them. The Club hopes that these messages will help lift students and staff up when they are having a challenging day.

MHS Shout Out!

Educational Technology Director, AJ Melanson has been chosen as a 2022 MassCUE Pathfinder Award recipient! Mr. Melanson will be honored at the MassCUE conference this month. Please read about AJ and his many contributions to the Milton Public Schools here. We are so grateful for the wonderful work Mr. Melanson does in our district!

Journalism at MHS

Students in Mr. Young's Journalism 1 toured the Eustis Estate in Milton and viewed the special Exhibit 'Loud, Naked, and in Three Colors: The History of Tattooing in Boston.' Students will learn to write reviews about this visit and publish articles in the school newspaper.

Pictured are front row left to right: Sam Lawrence and Lillian McLoughlin

Middle Row: Zee Fitton, Griffin Angus, and Sienna Angus

Back Row: Chris Davis, Mia Gilmore, Daniel Hipp, Natalie Mills, Maggie Mullen, Loren Johnson, and Emily Drane

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School Committee

All parents and guardians are invited to review School Committee policy ILD, Student Submission to Educational Surveys and Research linked here (scroll down to ILD). This policy outlines guidelines around surveys distributed in school. The policy states, " Parents shall have the opportunity to opt their child out of participation in any survey, analysis, or evaluation". Please see the full policy ILD linked here.

Holiday Shop!

Saturday, Nov. 5th, 12-3pm

95 Eliot Street

Milton, MA

Please join our school PTOs, MHS Boosters, MHS FAME and more for the 2nd Annual Holiday Shop at Steel & Rye to purchase Milton gear! Great gift items for students and fans!

Calling All MHS Students!

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MHS Theater Program

Coming in November – Beauty and the Beast! Tickets are on sale now at this link for Milton High School Theatre’s production of Beauty and the Beast!
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Community Service and Employment Opportunities

Are you looking for 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!

MHS Site Council

School Site Councils are important resources for building principals and maintain members from the faculty/staff, student body, and parents/guardians. Members of this group work to make sure our School Improvement Plan is being implemented, handbooks are up to date and address any other questions that come our way. MHS is looking for parent/guardian volunteers to be on our site council. If you are interested please email Karen Cahill at

District News & Important Dates


  • Oct 10 No School Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Oct 11 SEPAC Open House
  • Oct 12 Milton School Committee
  • Oct 17 MHS Swing FORE Sports

Milton Flu Clinic

Milton will hold a Seasonal Flu Clinic for the General Public on Wednesday, October 19th from 4-6 pm at Pierce Middle School, 451 Central Avenue. All details are here.

MPS Employment Opportunities

Open MPS positions are always posted on the employment page of our website. There are school day and after-school positions available, and we are always looking to increase our substitute teaching pool.

In addition, we are hiring kitchen substitutes (on call position). Kitchen substitutes earn $19.15 an hour and work part-time in a flexible schedule during the school day. Please call Natalia Perez at 617-898-1051 if interested.

MPS Community News & Events page

SEPAC Board Meeting

MHS SEPAC-We are currently seeking a new high school rep for the 22-23 school year. The high school rep meets with Principal Karen Cahill virtually once a month and reports monthly to the board. This commitment should take approximately five hours a month and is a wonderful way to make a real impact as a special education advocate!


Tuesday, October 11, 6:30-8:30, Parent Speak Meeting , Pierce Middle School Cafeteria. SEPAC invites you to our Open House on Tuesday, October 11, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. MHS We welcome you to join us for refreshments and conversation, and to meet SEPAC's board members and learn about our work in the district and goals for the coming year. Childcare will be provided.

PARTICIPATE & EDUCATE Planning a Life (PAL) is back! FCSN is bringing back our post-secondary transition conference, Planning A Life, this fall!

Making the Most Out of High School: October 14-15

Planning for College and Beyond: November 4&5


Milton Coalition

As part of their community assessment, the Milton Coalition is asking parents/guardians of children in grades K-12 to complete this brief, anonymous survey about youth health and well-being. The Milton Coalition works to prevent substance use and to promote mental health among youth. The Coalition does this community assessment every three years.

MHS Clubs & Activities

Click on the link below and check out all of the clubs and activities MHS has to offer!

There truly is something fun for everyone!

Monster Dash

The MFE’s Monster Dash is on Sunday, October 30, at Cunningham Park! Register now and save the date for this fantastic family event. The Monster Dash supports science education in all six schools and is held in memory of Tucker Elementary School student Sam Cichello who died following a playground accident in 1999.
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Family Resources

If you have questions about MPS programs, how to connect with school staff, or need general information about community resources, please reach out to Marti O’Keefe McKenna, Family Outreach Liaison via telephone at 617-980-7343 or email at For information about ongoing community resources, please visit our Family Resource Newsletter.

Employment Oppurtunties!

Open MPS positions are always posted on the employment page of our website. There are school day and after-school positions available, and we are always looking to increase our substitute teaching pool.

In addition, we are hiring kitchen substitutes (on call position). Kitchen substitutes earn $19.15 an hour and work part-time in a flexible schedule during the school day. Please call Natalia Perez at 617-898-1051 if interested.

Emerson Colonial Theatre

Amy Carleton, MHS parent, is producing the PJ Morton concert at the Emerson Colonial Theatre on October 25 which is the first concert in a series celebrating Black Music in America.

New Orleans native Morton performs self described “soulful pop” and seamlessly spans multiple genres from gospel and R&B/funk to pop and rock. In fact, the multi-talented musician, songwriter, and producer won the Grammy for Best Gospel Album in 2020 and earlier this year, he released Watch the Sun, an album that features many high profile collaborations (including Stevie Wonder, El Debarge, Nas, and Jill Scott).

Come enjoy an evening out featuring great music by a real musician!

The MHS community is being offered a ticket discount code: PJBOSTON10.

The College Application Essay

Hello seniors and families:

Here is a PowerPoint that provides an overview of the college application essay, including what it is, why it is important, tips on how to write it and how to get help with it at MHS. Please take time to look through it and if you have any questions or concerns, reach out to the School Counseling Office and/or to H Hardie, English Department Head for assistance.