Milton High School Weekly Updates
- Feb 20 - Feb 24 February Recess
MHS Theatre One Act Performance TONIGHT!!!!!
MHS Theatre invites the community to a free benefit performance (donations welcome!) of four student directed scenes and a performance of their one act submission “Badger” for the METG Competition Festival. Please see the description of “Badger” below and please join us at MHS TONIGHT for an evening of theater. In 1944, four young women take newly available jobs at one of the largest munitions factories in the United States: the Badger Ordinance Works. Facing dangerous work with highly flammable powder as well as insidious sexism, the women form an unlikely friendship through joy and heartbreak. A vibrant ensemble brings the factory to life as each of the women confronts not only the challenges of entering the workforce in the darkest days of World War II, but also who she is and what she truly values. Unforgettable human stories make the era immediate in this captivating ensemble drama.
COMING SOON MAMA MIA!!
MAMA MIA Auditions are Tuesday, February 7th (Sign up online) and Callbacks are February, 8th from 2:45pm - 7pm. Information is here or follow us on Instagram @MHStheatre2023.
MHS Model UN
Mme. Liddell shares that our MHS Model UN participants outdid themselves this past weekend at Harvard Model UN. Ten students competed over this 4-day conference and five took awards home! This was the first time that many of our students competed at Harvard, so it was incredibly impressive that they had so much success. On the heels of the impressive accomplishment of the first Harvard Gavel in MHS history, keep your eyes peeled for more big news as the club heads into Boston Model UN in two weeks! Congratulations to Lawson Beaudoin, Sam Boucher, Kiera Glazer, Rachel McNulty, Moth Trafton, Sydney Burns – Honorable Delegate, Tucker Korman – Best Delegate, Rory Martin – Diplomatic Commendation, Alex McEttrick – Outstanding Delegate, and Ida Zoll – Diplomatic Commendation on their impressive showing!
College Board is giving Black students and their families another chance this school year to connect with Black admissions reps at Real Talk: HBCU Edition on March 1 and 2. This two-night event will be an opportunity to compare colleges, receive advice on standing out during the admissions process, get information on special scholarships that can make college more affordable, and have top questions answered in real time.
Night 1 on Wednesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, features:
Fayetteville State University
Florida A&M University
Morgan State University
Night 2 on Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, features:
Norfolk State University
Tennessee State University
Texas Southern University
Real Talk events were created to provide Black students and their families with the tools they need to feel confident as students start planning for their future after high school.
The Real Talk Team
MHS Senior Scholarship Application 2023 is now available!
Dear Class of 2023,
I write with an update on senior scholarships. First, the MHS Senior Scholarship Application 2023 is now available. By taking five to ten minutes (that’s all!) to complete this brief survey on Naviance, you will automatically qualify for almost a hundred scholarships sponsored by local families and organizations. Also make sure that your Senior Portfolio is thoroughly completed, as we occasionally send that to scholarship donors who want to find out more about you, and review it ourselves. To find the scholarship application, log onto your Naviance account, go to About Me, Surveys From Your School, and "MHS Senior Scholarship Application 2023" will appear. Complete this survey by midnight on Tuesday, February 14th to qualify!
Secondly, there are a handful of scholarships with separate applications available for your consideration. They can also be found in Naviance (highlight the Colleges tab, see Scholarships and Money on the right, and select Scholarship Search). There are currently a handful of scholarships posted, with more being added in the next few weeks. Copies of the scholarships can also be found in the School Counseling Office.
The Scholarship Selection Process:
1. The process varies according to the stipulations of each individual award.
2. Actual selection is performed in several different ways: representatives from some organizations select their recipients from the application forms; some are selected by a high school faculty ballot; some groups prefer the scholarship co-chairs to screen appropriate candidates.
3. There are scholarships that are chosen independently, such as those voted by the faculty, department and club awards, and organizations that simply inform us of their recipients.
4. This process is complex, yet is carried out in a professional, fair, and unbiased way.
The culmination of this effort is Senior Awards Night, which we will hold on Tuesday, May 30th.This is the occasion when town organizations, service clubs, scholarship donors, and the faculty at the high school recognize seniors for scholarship, service, and participation at Milton High School and the community.
Please send any questions our way, and good luck!
Senior Scholarship Co-Chairs
The Calculus Project
Milton recently partnered with The Calculus Project (TCP) to become part of a consortium of Calculus Project districts. Along with Milton, Brookline, Newton, Braintree, Chelsea, and Concord school districts have all signed on to help bridge the achievement gap in math, while diversifying honors and advanced math classes. To learn more about or to follow The Calculus Project please see our January newsletter linked here. Please note there is a description of an exciting opportunity to explore data activism in collaboration with MIT!
The Calculus Project Directors
Kelly Conaty, Jennifer Guarino, & Claire Ritten
Milton High School
MHS PTO Staff Appreciation
The MHS PTO is hosting a Valentine's Day "Sweets for the Sweet " dessert buffet for our MHS staff on Tuesday, February 14th. We need your help with baked goods and treats to make this special! We also need some set up and clean up help. Please see the sign-up linked here for details. Thanks for considering helping out to show our appreciation to our awesome MHS teachers and staff!
SAVE THE DATE!
The MHS Senior Class is hosting the Harlem Wizards at MHS on March 8, 2023 at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are available now at harlemwizards.com.
French University Presentation for Families
We are excited to offer our MHS students (and others interested in French Universities) the exciting opportunity to hear directly from and learn more about four French Universities. Students and families are invited to attend (in person or virtually) on Tuesday, February 7 at 6pm in the MHS Library (or via live webinar, register at this link). This Parcoursup Webinar will have two focuses: The first 30 minutes will be general admission information for all students, and the second 30 minutes will be admission information for students who have the French Baccalaureate (which does not include students from MHS). This Webinar will have valuable information for general admission students and in addition, a follow-up Webinar will be scheduled later this winter with more information for general admission students. More information about admissions pathways for French higher education can be found here. Register for the Webinar here. The link to attend will be emailed by Institut Francais aux USA (please check spam if you don’t receive the link).
The Parcoursup webinar is organized in collaboration with the Consulate of France in Boston, and will present an overview of the Parcoursup admissions pathway for students exploring degree programs in France. This webinar is designed for students that will apply through the Parcoursup platform for admission into French higher education institutions. The DAP and HDAP Admissions pathways for non-European students who do not hold a French baccalauréat diploma will not be covered in detail during this webinar. More information about admissions pathways for French higher education can be found here:
Event: Presentation Parcoursup
Date : Tuesday February 7
Time : 6:00 PM
Place: MHS library or on your own device from where you can be
Link: PARCOURSUP Link
This Parcoursup Webinar will be focused on two schools, Milton High School and The International School of Boston. The Webinar will first address general admissions for all students interested and then will target students who have the French Baccalaureate only, which does not include MHS. A followup Webinar will happen, date to be determined ( End of February or beginning of March).
For any questions please contact:
Director of World Languages
Grades 1 - 12
Milton Public Schools
617-696-5040 Ext. 5532
👟 🏒 Athletics 🤼♂️
Please see below from MPS AD Ryan Madden.
The Track Team showed well at the Bay State Conference Championship Meet this week at the Reggie Lewis Center! The Boys had 16 Top-10 finishes while the Girls had 7! Check out our Twitter for full results. They have just a couple invitationals and last chance meets before they go to the States before February Vacation!
The Girl’s Hockey Team beat Braintree on Wednesday night to earn their 11th win of the season!!! Barring the COVID season, this is the first time in quite a while that they beat the Wamps! Caelan Leddy and Molly Murphy both scored in the win!
Girl’s Hockey is playoff bound!
The Dance and Cheer Team will both travel to Weymouth High School next Thursday for the Bay State Conference Championships!
On February 17th and 18th, the Copeland Field House will host the MIAA Division II State Wrestling Championships. Our very own MHS Junior Mason Pellegri, will try to repeat as Division II Champ!
There will be no Cans for Cats collection on Saturday, February 4th, due to predicted extreme temperatures. Please save your cans and bottles for Girls’ Hockey on Saturday, March 4th.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE BUDGET OPEN HEARING AND FORUM
On Wednesday, February 8, from 7-8:30pm, the School Committee will host the final of four planned public forums for the Milton community. The forum will provide an overview and discussion of the Fiscal Year ’24 MPS Budget. Following the presentation, community members will be invited to ask questions and share comments, and MPS administrators and School Committee members will respond and share their perspectives on the MPS budget. The public forum will be held at the Council on Aging, at 10 Walnut St, just behind Town Hall. The meeting will be hybrid, with attendees able to participate in person and through Zoom at this link (Passcode:168556).
If you missed the previous forums, Milton Access TV recordings can be found below.
Personalized Learning Website
Thank you to Director of Educational Technology AJ Melanson for building a new MPS Personalized Learning website. This website will house both general and MPS specific information and data about Personalized Learning. It will be updated periodically and we invite you to visit the site at this link.
Office of Pupil Personnel Services
During the week of February 28, 2023, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Milton Public Schools. The office of Public School Monitoring visits each district and charter school every three years to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations.
- Areas of review related to special education include student assessments, determination of eligibility, the Individualized Education Program (IEP), Team Process, and IEP development and implementation.
- Areas of review related to civil rights include bullying, student discipline, physical restraint and equal access to school programs for all students.
All details on the visit, community feedback, and public access to the reports can be found here.
The Milton SEPAC shares the following updates.
SEPAC sponsored Federation for Children with Special Needs workshops have been scheduled and are awaiting final confirmation – but pencil these in! These are excellent workshops – Eligibility on February 16 in the evening and Understanding the 504: March 7 in the evening – are free and offered virtually.
Breaking News! The Milton Foundation for Education is excited to announce that this years’ Celebration for Education will be held at The Beat on Saturday, May 6, 2023. The Beat is a fun, new event space located just 5 miles from Milton on Morrissey Boulevard, in Boston’s historic former headquarters of the Boston Globe. Save the date to join the fun!
While we have your attention, please consider supporting the Milton Foundation for Education. MFE has donated over $4 million to our schools, students, and educators with fundraising efforts assisting with wireless access in all schools, support for STEM programs, science programs, teacher grants, student scholarships, parent speaker series, Wildcat Wellness Center, and lots more! Every dollar donated to the MFE helps spark innovation and energizes the learning experience for students and educators in Milton. For the love of education, our teachers, and students, please consider making a gift today at this link.
Community Service and Employment Opportunities
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).
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.
Milton High School
Location: 25 Gile Road, Milton, MA, USA