MHS Weekly Updates!
Welcome to the weekend! We have a lot going on for MHS students and families this weekend! Homecoming, Car Wash fundraiser for our Seniors and Kids Trail Run at Cunningham Park; thank you in advance to all the families supporting each of these events!
We have passed the halfway point of Term 1, and encourage all families to check in on your students' progress by logging into your PlusPortals account. Remember, midterm progress reports are not distributed at the High School, but live grades are always available to students and families in PlusPortals. The First term ends on Friday, November 5th.
Just a reminder that Tuesday, November 2nd is a Full Day Professional Development Day for all teachers and staff in the district which means no school for our students.
MHS Theatre Program is Proud to Present CHICAGO!
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 (email@example.com) with any questions about Registration or Payment for AP Exams.
Class of 2022 Fundraiser
Class of 2023 Fundraiser
Milton Wildcat Marching Band Returns to Competition at MICCA Wakefield
On Saturday, October 16th , the Milton Wildcat Marching Band traveled to Wakefield Memorial High School to compete in the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductor Association’s Marching Band (MICCA) Festival. Performing their halftime show “Tonight” which featured the songs "We are Young", "In the Air Tonight" and "Tonight from West Side Story" the band earned a three-star overall rating with three-star ratings in all categories including Music, Percussion, Visual, Colorguard and General Effect. The Wildcat Marching Band is led by Senior Drum Majors Michael Howard, Max Hollingsworth-Hays and Stella Yuan, and Color Guard Captain Angel Leggett. Congratulations to these outstanding student musicians! You can watch their halftime show live at all remaining home varsity football games and see them in parade at the Veteran's Day ceremony.
Applied Math at MHS
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.
Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority
SEPAC's next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 6:30-8 p.m. We will be meeting in person in the Keys Community Room of the Milton Public Library and all are welcome. Childcare will be provided. Please email Milton SEPAC with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MHS Boosters are planning a merchandise extravaganza for the last home football game on October 29! There are lots of new items, plenty of old favorites, and stickers and football beads to hand out to kids and fans. Cash, check and credit card all accepted. Go, ‘Cats!
Can't make it to a game?
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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.
Covid Test and Stay Program
Currently 59% of MPS students have completed the Opt In form for Test and Stay and Symptomatic testing. If you have not yet opted in, please consider doing so now. All details can be found here.
Superintendent Jette’s September 9, 2021 letter about the Test and Stay Program can be found here. You must OPT IN to Test and Stay to participate. You can opt in at this link.
The Milton School Committee will be hosting virtual Community Forums next Thursday, October 28 to receive feedback from the community on the findings of the Quality Review report prepared by Cambridge Education. This report was first shared in the Superintendent’s Blog dated September 23, 2021 and is posted on the Milton Public Schools website.
The Community Forums will be held at two different times, 7:30-8:30am and 6:30-7:30pm. (Morning session Zoom link;Meeting ID: 852 5332 7674; Passcode: 126663. Evening session Zoom link; Meeting ID: 869 3301 8294; Passcode: 077175)
Members of the School Committee will be joined by members of the MPS administration, and we encourage all stakeholders in the MPS community to come share your questions, perspectives, and priorities as the district moves forward to address the report’s recommendations. Whether or not you are able to attend, you are welcome to pre-submit questions or share feedback through this google form.
Community Service Opportunities
Things Around Town...
The Town is offering a Flu Clinic on October 27. Help keep our community healthy and get your flu shot!
The Milton Halloween Stroll is on Saturday, October 30 in East Milton Square.
Saturday, October 23 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The Milton Coalition, along with the Milton Police Department, will be hosting a drug collection site at 40 Highland St. Milton. Studies showed that a majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. Clean out your house of unused or expired pills. You can bring them to the police department on Saturday the 23rd, from 10am – 2pm or use the kiosk in the police department lobby, available every day.
Be sure to register for The Monster Dash 5k, Fun Run & community event which falls on Halloween this year! Join us on Sunday, October 31, at Cunningham Hall. Register now!
The MFE has been organizing the Monster Dash for over 20 years. It is a beloved community event that memorializes Sam Cichello, a Tucker Student who died in a tragic playground accident. Sam loved science so the Monster Dash funds raised go toward science in all 6 Milton public schools. Save the date and start planning your costumes!
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.