Milton High School Weekly Updates
Are You Ready for Some Wildcats Football??!!!
I know you all join me in wishing our MHS Wildcats Football team the best of luck in the Superbowl!!
Please join us at Gillette on Saturday, December 3rd for the game at 5:30pm.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Can’t make the game? Comcast Channel 814 will have live coverage of all the games Saturday!
Tickets are only available online, no tickets will be sold at the Gillette Ticket Office!
Check out the Spirit Week/Pep Rally video (with some football highlights!) here. Thank you to our student leaders and MHS administration for planning such a fun week for our MHS community!
Thanks Sean LoPresti for this video of our senior members of the MHS Football Team!
The MHS Music Department will proudly present a Winter Concert on Wednesday, December 7th at 6:30 PM in the MHS Auditorium. Please come and support our MHS String, Chorus, Band and Jazz ensembles for a night filled with music in their first concert of the 2022-23 school year!
The next regular School Committee meeting will be on December 7 , 2022 at 7pm. All information (including agendas and links to attend) about School Committee meetings can be found on the Town of Milton webpage. You can watch School Committee meetings live on Milton Access TV online, live on Milton Access cable channels (Comcast 22, RCN 15) or watch on-demand in the days following the meeting.
Shout Out to Calculus Project!
The Calculus Project awarded students for Term 1 based on their work in math class and the Calculus Project tutoring center.
Please take a minute to read about the great things our students are doing!
Natan Fanon, Grade 9
Natan has worked hard this term to understand difficult concepts in Course 1 Honors. He attends The Calculus Project Tutoring Center and asks questions during advisory to get clarification about the content. Dr. Anderson notes that Natan is always focused in class and during class discussions, and that he maintains a great balance between contributing his own thoughts and listening to his classmates’ ideas. We look forward to seeing Natan continue to work hard and improve as the year progresses!
Ryan Denny, Grade 9
Ryan challenged himself to take Course 2 Honors as a freshman and he is excelling! He works hard both inside and outside of class to deepen his understanding of challenging algebraic concepts. He is inquisitive, motivated, and diligent, which make him a great student in class for both his teacher and his peers. Ryan’s success in math this year is going to lead to a lot of success in future math courses here at MHS!
Alex Alexis, Grade 10
Alex is excelling in Course 2 Honors this year. He turns in all of his work on time and completes all of his classwork and assessments with care. Alex was a collaborative member of his group during the Summer Academy this year and seemed eager to learn new concepts. Now that we are learning those topics, Alex is succeeding at diving deeper into the content during class. He has also found time in his busy schedule to come to the Tutoring Center this year to get his homework done. We look forward to seeing Alex continue his success in Course 2 Honors!
Gisele Dimanche, Grade 10
Gisele has been extremely motivated in Course 2 Honors so far this year. She is eager to move onto new topics and asks relevant and thoughtful questions during class. Gisele is an asset in her group as she helps others when they are confused by explaining her steps at solving the problem at hand. Her organizational skills are strong, which is an important skill when it comes to completing challenging algebraic problems. We are proud of what Gisele has done so far in math this year and are excited about her future in the course!
Alessandra Lyons, Grade 11
Ali is an inquisitive and diligent student in Course 3 Honors. She worked very hard during the Summer Academy this year and since starting the school year she has made connections between what we are studying in class and what she learned this summer. She participates often by volunteering her solutions to the class and by asking thoughtful questions during lessons. She is also a collaborative group member who helps her peers by explaining her solutions to them. We cannot wait to see Ali’s success continue as the year goes on!
Kai Quinones, Grade 11
Kai has been outstanding in Course 3 Honors this year. She is thoughtful in class, asking questions that show deeper mathematical thinking. She is eager to perform well herself and she helps her classmates succeed as well. Kai works well with her peers by explaining her steps in a problem and listening to what others say in order to gain a deeper understanding. We look forward to Kai's continued success this year!
Amira Wallace, Grade 12
Amira is working extremely hard in Calculus Honors this year. Before each upcoming assessment, Amira seeks assistance and asks clarifying questions. During advisory Amira is always willing to support peers by working on problems on the board and walking them through any questions they may have. Amira is a role model and leader for TCP, and we are looking forward to her progress in Calc Honors throughout the rest of the year!
Tale Odion-Ukpebor, Grade 12
Tale is in Calculus Honors this year and tackling each challenging concept with hard work and persistence. Tale takes detailed notes during class, helps her peers when they are stuck, and is not afraid to ask questions. She has also come to the Tutoring Center to clear up any confusion and to work on assignments. Tale’s math career at MHS is impressive in that she jumped from Course 2 CP to Course 3 H last year and has grown immensely as a mathematician. It is a pleasure to watch her skills continue to grow and develop this year in Calculus and we are looking forward to seeing what she does this year and beyond!
Boston University Tour 11/30/22
A group of seniors in The Calculus Project attended a tour of Boston University. While on the tour the students got a first hand look at the college lifestyle as well as navigating the city. They learned about the many majors BU offers as well as financial aid, dormitory living, and dining options. Students enjoyed asking the BU student tour guide questions about college life and what they should expect in the future. After the tour several students reported they are interested in applying to BU and enjoyed the experience overall. TCP is interested in touring more colleges in the future!
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 (email@example.com) or Tyler Urso, Administrative Assistant Milton High School (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Members of our Key Club, Achieve and Launch Programs spent some time over the past month showing their appreciation to medical staff at Milton BID. Have you thanked your medical professionals recently?
MHS Teen Gift Card Drive
MHS School Counseling supports teens and families in need with gift cards during the holiday season. If you would like to support an MHS family or student, please consider dropping gift cards from Target or Amazon in $25 denominations to the MHS to the MHS front office by December 9th. Thank you for helping us make the holiday season a little brighter for our neighbors!
Shout Out to MHS Chorus and Band Students!!
The Milton Music Department hosted MMEA Eastern District Senior Auditions @MHS on Saturday, 11/19. Over 900 students from 30 surrounding communities auditioned to be considered for acceptance to the festival. BRAVO to the students in the MHS Music Department who have been accepted to the MMEA Eastern District Senior Festival!
Those students are:
Carle Bleau, Owen Creamer, Atticus D'Alessandro, Tim Fay, Isabelle Feloney, Lily Lane, Angel Leggett, Claudia O'Neill and Julien Roberson.
Congratulations to the students who, in addition to their acceptance to the festival, have been recommended to audition for the MMEA All State Festival in January!
Those students are: Atticus D'Alessandro, Tim Fay, Lucy Hays, and Claudia O'Neill.
And a BIG THANK YOU to the amazing teams that made the day successful, Milton Public Schools
MMEA, FAME, our amazing Student Volunteers, and the District Music Department faculty as a whole. AND SPECIAL THANKS to our faculty MMEA officers who organized, liaised, and steered the day:
Rebecca Damiani, MMEA-ED Historian
Julia Hanna, MMEA-ED Senior Festival Choral Manager
Colleen Martin, MMEA-ED General Music Chair
Front Row L-R- Claudia O'Neill, Lucy Hays, Carle Bleau, Lily Lane, Back Row L-R- Julien Roberson, Atticus D'Alessandro, Owen Creamer, Tim Fay Missing: Isabelle Feloney, Angel Leggett
Music Department Fruit Fundraiser
Looking for an easy and healthy holiday gift idea? Support the Milton Music Department by ordering from our online fruit fundraiser anytime between now and December 11th! Gift boxes or crates of fresh fruit are guaranteed to ship directly to the recipient in time for Christmas! Whether you're shopping for yourself, your family, colleagues, neighbors, or friends, these delicious gift boxes are sure to be a hit! Use the QR code below or visit this link to order through our website. The sale closes on December 11th, so don't delay!
Katie Greer at MPS
On September 29th, Katie Greer came to Milton and spoke to all 3rd-5th grade students on digital citizenship. That evening, Katie delivered a powerful parent/guardian session titled, Keeping Students Safe in a Digital World. On January 5th, Katie will be returning to Milton to speak to all of our secondary students. That evening she will deliver another parent/guardian session at 6pm in the Pierce auditorium. Please complete the short survey linked here to help us determine the topic for Katie’s evening session on January 5th, 2023.
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!
FAME (Friends & Advocates of Music Education)
FAME's mission is to support music education and programming in the Milton Public Schools. Check HERE for information about upcoming events and ways you can help encourage young musicians of all ages.
SAVE THE DATE:
December 6: Milton High School Winter Concert
December 20: Milton High School Cabaret
Did You Know....
That December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month...
Let's all keep our community safe. Please sure everyone has a plan to get home safely. Include your teens in these conversations. Remind them that drugs and alcohol are illegal for those under 21 and can have long-term impacts on developing brains. Role play what they would do if faced with getting a ride with someone who is impaired.
Click here to find out more about impaired driving and tips for talking to your teens.
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 email@example.com. All calls and emails are confidential.
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