MHS Weekly Updates!
Happy weekend everyone!
If you are looking for something to do this weekend be sure to see Milton High's theatre production of CHICAGO! It is an amazingly talented group of students! Information below for ticket sales...make sure you buy your tickets soon for this weekend's shows on Saturday at 2pm and 7pm and Sunday at 2pm!
As for our MHS sports, some of our teams have already been competing in post season events but for this weekend here are some more events to attend...
Football will host Dartmouth tonight at 6:30pm at Brooks Field.
Cross Country will travel to Wrentham on Saturday for the Frank Mooney Invitational.
Swim & Dive will travel to WPI on Sunday to compete in Sectionals!
Please note that per the MIAA, spectators must pre-purchase tickets via GoFan at this link for Friday night’s football game. Please see here for the link to purchase tickets.
We wish all of our student athletes and student performers luck in their events!
The First marking term ends today, November 5th. I encourage all families to check in on your students' progress by logging into your PlusPortals account. Live grades are always available to students and families in PlusPortals.
MHS Theatre Program is Proud to Present CHICAGO!
Parent Teacher Conferences - Thursday, November 18
On Wednesday, November 10, you will receive emails from your student's teachers with the links to access their conference schedules. Click the link, and sign in using a gmail account.
(Don't have a gmail account? You can sign up for one for free by visiting gmail.com, or you can log in with your student's school gmail account).
When you select a conference time, you and the teacher will both receive a Google Meet link to use for your meeting. Please, do not book more than one conference slot per teacher, and be careful not to double book yourself with multiple conferences at the same time. You can book conferences up until Wednesday, November 17 at 12:00PM.
Here is a video you may find helpful that shows the booking process.
Please check your inbox on Wednesday, November 10 for email from your student's teachers so you can sign up!
Information Session for Service Academies
Representative Steven Lynch To Host Information Session On Service Academies November 7th
Boston, MA – On Sunday, November 7th, 2021, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08) will host an information session at Braintree Town Hall for all high school students interested in applying to one of the United States Service Academies.
Representatives from each of the following academies will make brief presentations and be available for questions:
- United States Military Academy at West Point, NY
- United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD
- United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, CO
- United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY
- United States Coast Guard Academy at New London, CT
- Massachusetts Maritime Academy at Buzzards Bay, MA
All students and their families are welcome to attend.
WHAT: Congressman Lynch’s Academy Day
WHEN: Sunday, November 7th, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WHERE: Horace Cahill Auditorium
Braintree Town Hall, 1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree, MA 02184
CONTACT: Bob Fowkes, (617) 657-6305
For those unable to attend, more information on the Service Academy nomination process is available on our website: https://lynch.house.gov/serving-you/military-academy-nominations
Come Support Our Schools at The Fruit Center
Community Service Opportunities
AP Exam Registration & Payments
Step 1: Use the join code provided by your AP Teacher to join their AP Classroom. This ensures that a test will be ordered for you in the Spring. The deadline to join AP Classroom for each AP class is November 1st.
Step 2: Use UniBank to pay for your exams. Exam fees remain at $40/exam ($20/exam if on Free/Reduced Lunch), and the Milton Public Schools will pay the remainder. Select "AP Exam Fees" and follow the instructions to complete your payment. The payment window is open now through January 14, 2022.
Please note that failing to join AP Classroom can lead to late charges from the CollegeBoard to order your exam. This cost will be passed on to families.
Please contact Mr. Kelly (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about Registration or Payment for AP Exams.
Yearbook info for the Class of 2022-
The final deadline to select a yearbook senior portrait is Nov 1st. Please log in to your Hayward Account to make your choice.
Yearbook ads are a great way to personalize your senior's yearbook. You can design them yourself, or simply upload images and text and let the yearbook advisor design it for you. You can include messages from family members and other loved ones, baby and family photos. It's a great way to show your senior how proud you are of this huge milestone! Yearbook ads have become extremely popular in the last few years, but space is limited! Ads are first come first serve so act fast!
The link to purchase the yearbook and/or a yearbook family ad space is below:
Mrs. Plunkett will send out an email after Thanksgiving for information about senior quotes and senior superlatives.
MHS Robotics and AP Computer Science Field Trip!
Can't make it to a game?
Check here for live streams of the Milton Wildcats!
Looking for a schedule?
Proof of Vaccination
Having records of all vaccinated members of our community as well as understanding the number of students participating in the Optional Testing Program is essential.
In their most recent guidance, DESE announced an extension of the mask requirement through November 1, 2021 and more information about vaccination rates and mask wearing after November 1. You can read their full communication here.
If your student is fully vaccinated and you have not yet submitted proof of vaccination, we ask that you do so immediately!
- Email or fax a copy (a photo is fine) to your school nurse (MHS Nurse Andrea deManbey at email@example.com or Pierce Nurse Barbara Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mail a copy to the nurses’ office.
- Drop off a copy in the main office, Monday to Friday, during regular school hours.
- If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out directly to our Director of Nursing, Kim Coughlin, at email@example.com or 617-696-4470 x5517.
Thank you for your cooperation, which will aid us in fully understanding the vaccination status of our population, especially with regard to the 80% threshold.
The next regular Milton School Committee meeting is on November 17 at 7pm. All information about attending School Committee meetings can be found on the Town of Milton webpage under School Committee. 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.
At their last meeting, the School Committee voted on Policy ILD, Student Submission to Educational Surveys and Research. Policy ILD is posted on our website at this link and will be included in the Student Handbook going forward.
Flu Clinic: Town of Milton 2021 Seasonal Flu Clinic for the General Public. Preregister at this link.
- When: Tuesday, November 9 from 4-6 pm
- Where: Pierce Middle School, 451 Central Avenue Milton – Front Entrance
- Who: Ages 4 years & older
- Seasonal Flu Vaccines are available in injection form only
- For ease of vaccination, please wear a short sleeve shirt.
- Please call the Board of Health at 617-898-4886 with any questions.
Senior Director of Education Equity, Somaly Prak-Martins, shares this week’s Behaving Equitably Newsletter linked here. Director Prak-Martins includes information about National Native American Heritage Month, Diwali, Hanukkah and more.
Administrator for Pupil Personnel Services, Sue Maselli shares her most recent newsletter at this link. This newsletter has information about a Parent Coffee on Thursday, November 18. This open forum is a great time to connect on issues related to special education. All our Team Chairs will be in attendance, so this is a great time to come and meet folks you may not have met yet! The newsletter also contains news from the SEPAC and information about upcoming trainings.
FAME, Friends and Advocates of Music Education, the Milton Music Boosters organization, shares the following.
We hope our Milton music supporters will shop our holiday fundraiser to raise money in support of our music students. You’ll find one-of-a-kind handcrafted goods from farmers and artisans from around the world, including holiday décor, gifts, jewelry, accessories, and home goods as well as chocolate, teas and coffee. All details can be found at this link. 25% of your purchase goes directly to FAME!
You’ll be helping us raise money to support Milton youth musicians and programming at all levels of music education, including scholarships for seniors, entry fees for Districts and SEMSBA, and needs that are not allocated in the music budget.
Plus, you’ll also be supporting fair trade, which means you’re saying YES to NO child labor, fair pay, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices. Our fundraiser ends on November 15, so start your holiday shopping now at this link. These affordable items will be loved by all on your gift giving list!
Milton Family Portrait Project by Milton Resident Deborah Milbauer
The Milton Coalition shares the following information:
This link has information about the dangers of vaping, industry tactics that are targeting kids, and nicotine addiction. There are also tips on how parents/caregivers can talk with their kids and get them connected with resources to prevent or quit vaping.
The William James INTERFACE Referral Service is a mental health resource and referral Helpline available Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. It assists Milton residents and/or public school students to access outpatient mental health services. What makes INTERFACE unique is that we do not provide merely a list of providers, but rather matched referrals to mental health professionals and practices who best meet the caller’s needs, insurance or fee requirement, specialty request, location, and availability. The Helpline is staffed by mental health professionals, as well as graduate level students from William James College. For more information about INTERFACE, please visit their website.
Our Milton High Library is open by 7am every morning so students can access all the amazing resources the library has to offer! Librarian J Troy is always on hand to help guide students in the right direction!
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MHS Student Handbook 2021-2022
The Milton Public Schools values a strong home-school connection. In an effort to support and foster that connection we know families may sometimes need resources for their children and family beyond the classroom. In addition to the Milton Public School Resource Guide we will be highlighting local community resources families may find beneficial in our Family Resource Newsletter. If you need additional assistance please don’t hesitate to reach out to Marti O’Keefe McKenna, MPS Family Outreach Liaison at 617-980-7343 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All calls and emails are confidential.