MHS Weekly Updates
What a beautiful day to celebrate the Class of 2022!
If you were not able to attend the ceremony you can watch a recording here and see some amazing pictures too!
I want to thank all of the students, MPS staff, and families for making this just the perfect day!
Several have reached out asking for a copy of Angelina Colon's poem. Here is a copy of World View, Class of 2022.
I want to apologize that parts of the parade route were missed on Sunday. It was an unintended error in the excitement of the day, a turn was missed and it wasn't realized until after the parade ended. We will be closely reviewing the route with all adults prior to next year's parade. I know some families missed the chance to share their pride and excitement with their graduates and I am truly sorry for that missed opportunity.
Community Outreach-We Need Your Help
We need you! Milton High School’s Launch Program is looking for community partners to work with our students during the 2022-2023 school year. The Launch Program, which services students with a range of special needs, is looking for local businesses to support students in the development of their pre-vocational and vocational skills. Your support can help our students become more involved in the community and develop the skills needed for a successful transition to life beyond Milton High School. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Mark Harrison, Assistant Director for Pupil Personnel Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank you for your interest and investment in our students.
Last Day of School, Friday, June 24th
As we close out the school year, I want to remind all students and families that the last day of school is Friday, June 24th. While we may not have a formal exam schedule in place, teachers and departments will continue to have projects, assessments and exams up to and including the last day of school. Students are expected to be in school until June 24th and if a student misses any end of the year assessments they will be asked to come in over the summer to complete them so final grades can be issued. Teachers will provide administration with the assessments and students will be given time on July 11th and 12th to complete them at Milton High School.
Athletic News From Director Madden!
Athletes of the Month for May:
Donovan Murray; Senior, Boys’ Outdoor Track
Murray closed out his Wildcat career on a high note. Donovan captured a school record in the two mile (twice, breaking his own record in consecutive weeks) and was two seconds away from the school record in the mile. Donovan’s time of 4:32.79 at the Bay State Conference Championships was good for seventh place in the conference championships. Donovan came back the following week and placed 4th in the two mile at the Division 3 Championships, running a 9:40.30, breaking the school record in that event. Donovan continued his late season success with a 9:38 at the All-State Championships, good for 17th place and lowered his school record by two seconds. Donovan’s superior work ethic and his positive attitude optimize what every coach is looking for as a captain and leader of the team.
Charlie Walker; Senior, Baseball
Walker dominated at the plate and on the mound during the month of May. He lead the team to wins against Walpole, Braintree, Needham and Brookline. Both his pitching and offensive production were top of the team for the month of May. Walker is attending Northeastern next year on scholarship, after signing his Letter of Intent back in November. He will be hoping to finish this season strong. Stats for the Month of May: 4-0 .875 era, 24 ip, 40 k, 5 bb / .448 average, 4 HR, 2 3B, 3 2B, 14 RBI, 8 R
Off the field, Milton High School students have represented the Wildcats well! Grace Henry, Abbe Taugher and Emily MacNeil were honored at Faneuil Hall on May 20th in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Title IX.
Today, ten students attended the Sophomore Sportsmanship Summit at Weymouth High School. Abdallah Hassan, Alec Carew, Catherine Curley, Lucy Asanza, Luke Haley, Mason Pellegri, Meghan Mylod, Mia Jilani, Kyla Miller, and Mudia Odion-Ukpebor learned a lot about sportsmanship, recruiting, social media, drug and alcohol abuse, and team building. It was a great event!
The Boys and Girls Track Team did very well over the weekend. Donovan Murray (2-mile), Gretel Schewe (800m), and Mia Jilani (800) all finished in the Top 20, while Kate O’Toole and the 4×800 Relay Team finished in the Top 10. The 4×800 Relay Team, consisting of Katie O’Toole, Marilyn Roche, Mia Jilani and Gretel Schewe earned their spot at the New Balance Nationals in Philadelphia this weekend!
Girls Tennis won their first Tournament Match in over 10 years, beating Chicopee on Friday 5-0. On Monday, both the Girls and Boys Tennis Teams went on the road, each losing very tight matches 3-2 to Melrose and Dartmouth, respectively.
The Softball Team took care of business at home on Friday, beating Pembroke 2-1. The Cats then traveled to DII favorite, Westfield on Tuesday. After trailing 11-0 at one point, the ‘Cats railed back late in the game (including a Shakura Lynch Grand Slam to cut the lead to 1), but feel just short, losing 15-14. What a dramatic ending to a great season!
The Girls Lacrosse Team then hosted Leominster on Wednesday. The game was tight the whole way, with Leominster holding a slight advantage going into halftime. Though they grabbed a few goals in the second half, Leominster held on to win 9-6.
Wednesday night, Rugby traveled across town to take on BC High in the State Semifinals. After losing in the Finals to the Eagles last year, the ‘Cats fell behind 14-0 early. They responded well, making it 14-7. BC High proved to be too tough and the Wildcats lost 47-28, ending their run at another State Title.
And then there was Baseball. After cruising to a 10-3 win over Grafton on Monday, the Wildcats gritted out a 2-0 win over West Springfield on Wednesday. Foley threw another gem, and some timely hits and good baserunning saw the Cats take an early lead and never look back. They will play Leominster on Saturday at Cunningham Park at 2:00pm. Tickets must be purchased online through GoFan. All spectators will be checked for tickets at all entrances. Tickets can be found here.
Achieve Garden Project
This week the Food Service Program and Achieve students invited everyone to stop by the cafeteria to see what the Achieve students have been growing with their indoor garden racks. The garden rack was brought down to the cafeteria to allow students and staff to see all the beautiful crops our Achieve students have grown and to watch them harvest some!
Students involved: Molly Bauer, Aidan Cheverie, Sophie D'Alessandro, Keanu Hiciano, Sa'nya Roache, Emma Rush, and Emily Walsh
Teachers/Paras Involved: Christine Martinelli, Grace Marinilli, Wendy Kelly, Meghan Medeiros, and Nicole Allen
Please see below for information from SEPAC.
PARTICIPATE: Tuesday, June 14 will be our final SEPAC meeting in the Milton High School Library, 6:30-8:30. Our new Director of DEI, Claire Galloway-Jones, will be joining us for a meet and greet as we vision for 2022-23.
ADVOCATE: We need to hear from you! Please fill out this brief, 3 question SEPAC Survey 2022 to inform our visioning process for 2022-2023.
EDUCATE: U.S. Dept. of Education – Office for Civil Rights The Civil Rights of Students with Hidden Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 – This law prohibits public and private schools that receive federal financial assistance from discriminating against anyone with a disability. Please see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Education of Children with Disabilities and Section 504 here.
Please see below from Susan Maselli, Director of Pupil Personnel Services.
Thank you for a great year! It’s hard to believe June is upon us and the school year is coming to an end. The Office of Pupil Personnel Services is open intermittently throughout the summer. Important contacts are below.
- Office number 617-696-4770 x 5572
- Susan Maselli – email@example.com
- Mark Harrison – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about your child’s IEP, please check in with your Team Chair before the end of the school year. If you are returning an IEP after signature/response after June 26, please submit it to the Office of Pupil Personnel Services, 25 Gile Road Milton, MA 02186 so we can process your response immediately.
Please see below from Melissa Craven, ESY Director.
The Milton Public Schools Extended School Year (ESY) will run from July 5- August 12, 2022. Information regarding programming can be found on the ESY Website. If you have questions regarding your student’s eligibility for ESY services, please contact their Team Chair. Schedules for students who receive drop in services have been sent. Additional information for program students and staff will be communicated by June 3. If you have any questions, please reach out to Bridget Renehan at email@example.com and Melissa Craven at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date for Milton Music Fest and Fireworks on Saturday June 25, followed by Celtic Sunday on Sunday June 26! Celtic Sunday begins at noon with many familiar and beloved Irish bands Fenian Sons, Erin’s Melody, Sean and Caroline Brennan and the Skiffs, Curragh’s Fancy and new this year…the Strawberry Hill band. Headliner will be Celtic Cross from NYC. Also new this year is a Tiny Little (Irish) Pub that will be a welcome addition! Free parking is available both days at Lasalle and Fontbonne with shuttle buses bringing you to the field. Food trucks will be on site both days. No outside adult beverages are permitted on the field.
Volunteers needed! We are a small group of volunteers who coordinate this event who would love some help setting up on Friday and Saturday as well as clean up on Sunday night and Monday morning. Check out our website WeareMilton.org for ways to help and for the most up-to date information.
The Milton Public Schools Residency Policy linked here states that students who attend the Milton Public Schools and Out of District placements shall be required to re-establish residency prior to entering Grade six (6) and or Grade nine (9). Re-establishment of residency will take place between June 6 – 20, 2022.
On June 6, an email with “re-establishment” in the subject will be sent to all families who must re-establish residency. That Re-establishment of Residency Letter is linked here. In addition, the MPS required residency documents can be found here.
MPS is unable to serve summer meals this year, as we do not meet federal guidelines. There are local resources available to all families and the list of local sites can be found here.
If your family is in need of further resources, please reach out to MPS Family Outreach Liaison Marti O’Keefe McKenna via email or phone (617-980-7343).
The Milton Coalition
The Milton Coalition shares that there is a new national helpline for anyone playing a supportive role in the life of a young person struggling with substance use. Drugfree.org also has parent support on-line and parent coaching. The helpline is bilingual (English/Spanish) and is available M-F 10-10, Sat & Sun. 12-5. To connect with helpline text CONNECT to 55753 to contact a specialist. You will receive a link to a brief, confidential survey in response, to provide you with support specific to your needs. A specialist will reply directly to your message within 24 hours. For more information, please visit the website.
To access mental health care with tips and resources, please visit the Milton Coalition website.
The Milton Coalition’s Summer Art Project, 2022 asks “What Does Teen Mental Health Look Like in Milton?”
Everyone is an artist and participants are encouraged to let their creativity flow! Photograph, paint, draw, write, sculpt – whatever medium you prefer in order to interpret, document, or express what teen mental health looks like in Milton today. Art work will be displayed online and selected works will be exhibited at the Milton Public Library in October, 2022. This project is open to 13 – 18 year-old full-time or part-time residents of Milton, or 13-18 year-olds who go to school in Milton. In order to participate, please email email@example.com to receive the full submission rules and forms. Entries are due August 15, 2022, 5pm
Sing We Our Tomorrow!
The program also includes a timeline of highlights in LGBTQIA+ history in America and readings from historical and contemporary LGBTQIA+ writers, leaders, and allies to shine a light on past and current matters related to social justice and diversity. In a year with no official Boston Pride programming, our concert is a chance for the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies to connect and reflect together in a musical context.
Tickets and more are available at website, and advance purchases are discounted! They also have a special ticket offer for families and groups: for parties of more than 2 people, the first two tickets are on sale at the regular price, and additional tickets can be purchased for $5 each.
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MHS Student Handbook 2021-2022
Anonymous Bullying & Incident Reporting
As discussed at a recent School Committee meeting, the Milton Public Schools has updated our school incident reporting forms so people can specify incidents on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion and more. The Milton High School incident form can be found here and each school has a form linked on the front of their school’s website and they are also linked on the front of the MPS website, the MPS Education Equity page and MPS Anti-Bullying page.