Millis High School
June 17, 2022
6/17 ~ Final Day of School for 2021-22!
6/20 - 8/30 ~ Summer Vacation
8/31 ~ First Day of School 2022-23
~ This Week at MHS ~
Another Year in the Books!
Farewell to Mrs. Divver, Hello to Mr. Carter!!
Since 2009, Mrs. Divver & Mr. Carter have been Co-Advisors to the Crimson Post. Over the years, we’ve changed the newspaper’s name (twice), the format (paper to online), added social media, participated in conferences for NESPA, brought home numerous awards for the paper and individual writers, and had the pleasure of working with great student writers and editors.
Next year will be Mr. Carter’s solo Newspaper Advisor year, and great things are planned, but not only for the paper! Mrs. Divver is retiring, after 20 years as the MS/HS Librarian, 5 years as the CFB Library Aide, 2 years as a sub and another 10 as a library volunteer and Mr. Carter will be moving into the library as the School Library teacher.
So it’s a big thank you to Mrs. Divver for the many many years of service to our staff and students, and a warm welcome to Mr Carter. Catch him in the library office or in the stacks! Good luck to all!
More Retirement Congratulations
Chromebook Turn In
Please note drop off hours are 8-2 up until June 24th.
Things you see in the lot on the last day
MHS Students Receive Crystal Pillars
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences held the annual Regional Student Production Awards at The Fine Arts Theatre in Maynard, Massachusetts on June 14th. High school nominees and recipients enthusiastically accepted the crystal pillars in recognition of their outstanding work in the programming and craft categories. Congratulations to the Public Affairs Award nominee, Dulce Abreu and to the recipient of the Short Form Non-Fiction award, Daisy Lyons.
Featured Speaker ~ Daisy Lyons
2021-2022 Look Back
Summer School Credit Recovery Information 2022
Failure of a course in the 55-59% range during the academic year may be made up with a grade of 70 or better in a (30) hour night or summer course during the summer immediately following failure.
Summer courses must be approved by Mr. Awdycki, Principal, prior to registration if credit is to be granted. Parents and students are responsible for finding suitable course offerings and all costs relating to summer school. To request approval, please complete the MHS 2022 Summer School Approval Form.
There are three options for summer school:
- This year, Millis High School has partnered with Educere as one option for your student to take summer school courses. Educere provides online courses for credit recovery and handles all the registrations and details of the classes. We’ve approved a list of courses available through Educere that will meet Millis High School standards for summer school. To register for summer school classes through Educere, please use the following link.https://sis.edtell.com/program/?pageID=10730.21998
- Bellingham High School is offering in-person summer school classes. For more information and directions for how to register, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S8XjicVfUdTnoYYI10B_KUvzxkTOH1zsGL4fdVN-AQk/edit?usp=sharing--
- Framingham High School is offering in-person summer school classes. For more information and registration, please visit: https://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/Page/8304
During the month of June, students entering grades 9-12 were asked to choose one book out of a group of nearly 30 staff selected works, and registered for their choice. Some books will have Google Classrooms created or other forms of communication for potential projects, assignments, resources, or opportunities. At a date to be determined during the second week of the 2022-23 school year, students will report to a classroom for their particular book. There, students will meet the teacher who read that book and will participate in—among other possibilities—a discussion and/or exam on the book. The grade on that assessment will be entered as a test grade in the student’s English class.
Students must obtain their own copy of the book and are encouraged to take ample notes. Books may be brought into school on Summer Reading Day, but it’s up to the teacher’s discretion whether or not to allow books or notes to be used during the assessment.
From the School Health Office
A reminder from the School Health Office
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health requires the following documents before a student enters school:
- Grade 10 - an updated Physical exam is required.
- Meningococcal requirements - 2 doses of MenACWY for entry to grades 11 and 12. Please note the second dose for MenACWY must be given on or after the 16th birthday. See link below for more information regarding school immunization requirements.
Please contact Lynn Molinari with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a happy and healthy summer!
Closing Out 2021-22 Athletics
Congratulations to all student-athletes on a successful 2021-22 school year.
Softball - D5 Elite 8
Boys Volleyball - D2 Round of 16
Girls Tennis - D5 Round of 32
Baseball - D5 Round of 32
Track & Field - Fantastic season with several student-athletes qualifying for states
TVL Awards - Softball
MVP - Frankie Pizzarella, Jr
All-Star - Riley Caulfield
Gut Camp registration is also open. Gut Camp starts Wednesday, July 6. See Family ID for details.https://t.co/Fp80hwRtl7
~ Happening Around Millis ~
June 10, 2022
Last Chance - Vision of a Graduate - We Need Your Input!
We’re seeking YOUR input on our school community-driven Vision of a Graduate. What values, knowledge, skills and work habits do our students need to thrive as learners, workers and leaders of the 21st Century?
The Vision of a Graduate is the first step in framing a new vision for our school system. It is a reimagined Core Values and Beliefs and a promise the school is making to all students. It is what Millis High School graduates need to know and are able to DO in order to succeed in college, career and life.
Please take this short survey to give your input and help positively impact the students in Millis. The results will help shape our strategic plan, which will guide our educational system for years to come!
The deadline to complete the survey is today, Friday, June 10. Thank you!
Final Exam Schedule
Below is the final exam schedule. Finals start on June 14 and end on June 17, which is also the last day of school for the 2021-22 school year. Please note - Students do not have to be present in school during a period in which they do not have a final exam. Students are welcome to come in to school when they do not have an exam to study in the library.
There will be a bus that leaves the school at 12:20pm on June 14, 15, and 16, to drop students off after exams if they would like to take it, or they can take their regular bus at 2:20pm on those days.
The cafeteria will be open following exams from 12:10-12:30pm for lunch and snacks on June 14, 15 and 16.
Friday, June 17, is an early release schedule, so buses will be ready at 10:55am, and there will be no lunch on this day.
Period 1 - 8-10:00
Period 2 - 10:10-12:10
Period 3 - 8-10:00
Period 4 - 10:10-12:10
Period 6 - 8-10:00
Period 7 - 10:10-12:10
Period 5 - 8-10:00
Makeups - 10:10-12:10
Student of the Month ~ May 2022!
Grade 9 Nominees: Riley Sullivan, Kelan Riggs
Winner: Riley Sullivan: "Riley is a ray of sunshine when she walks into the classroom. Always positive with her smile, her hello, and just her positive attitude. She is a hard worker and always puts forth her best effort. Her presence enhances the classroom atmosphere."
Grade 10 Nominees: Evan Pimental, Jackson Glynn, Troy Blanchette
Winner: Jackson Glynn: "Jackson is such a hardworking student. He is polite, always trying to do his best. Even with his recent absence from school, he stayed on top of his work and made sure to communicate with me about any work he could do while absent. He is a model student."
Grade 11 Nominees: Brian Zangari, Luke Bennett, Danny Pasquantonio, Brook Whelan
Winner: Brooke Whelan: "Brooke is a conscientious student who is a leader in class. She leads by example and helps classmates with their projects. She is always positive and extremely kind. I admire Brooke for her compassion, humor, and resilience."
Congratulations Crimson Post!
The Crimson Post has received acknowledgement from the New England Scholastic Press Association for their writing achievement. This year, they received the “Highest Award”. Thank you to the dedicated staff of the Crimson Post!
Class Officers 2022-23 Announced!
STUCO Exec. Board:
Advisor: Ms. Ziemba
Co-Presidents: Jane Connors & Jackson Borst
Vice President: Alexander Maher
Secretary: Samuel Goncalves
Treasurer: Jack Burns
Class of 2023
Advisors: Mrs. Alan and Mrs. Cheney
President: Katherine LaDuke
Vice-President: Joe Bouret
Secretary: Jane Connors
Treasurer: Alexander Maher
Jack Burns, Jackson Borst, Mia Molinari, Samuel Goncalves, Olivia Sumner
Class of 2024
Advisors: Mr. Bigelow and Mr. Carter
President: Lucy Sisto
Vice President: Maria Govoni
Secretary: Sophia Cellitti
Treasurer: Olivia Mathews
Andrew Miller, Jennifer Scolponeti, Ryan Berube, Lindzey Murillo, Kyra Rice, Paige Zarnofsky
Class of 2025:
Advisors: Mrs. Hayden and Ms. McCarthy
Co-Presidents: Shealin Conroy & Olivia Fong
Vice President: Riley Sullivan
Secretary: Amelia Stapels
Treasurer: Logan Manning
Addison Loer, Henry Kiggen, Isabella Briones, Emma Powers
Class of 2023
Class of 2024
Class of 2025
Meet The Crimson Post’s New Editor, Maddie Miga!
We are pleased to announce that junior Maddie Miga will be the Editor for the Crimson Post in 2022-23. Maddie has been on staff since freshman year, and has been the newspaper’s (and the library’s) ‘social media’ contact for the past two years. In addition to covering many of their feature articles, Maddie is also involved in Terpsichore, Chem Club, Leo’s, and Peer Leaders. Welcome and thank you!
Over the past year, freshmen Annie Rollag and Kaitlyn Richards have been staff writers extraordinaire. They meet challenges, deadlines, and articles with ease. The Newspaper is proud of their achievements and pleased to have them on staff.
Underclassmen Academic Awards
Click this link to access club information and meeting schedule. Please note the schedule is being updated with more opportunities.
Good Luck to Softball Tonight!
Gut Camp 2022!
Registration is now open on familyid.com. Camp starts July 6. The cost is still $45. Last year we had 106 registrants. We have hired a new director for this summer's session, Bill Horan. Mr. Lagos will be working as Mr. Horan's assistant. Caregivers can go on familyid.com and get students registered. See you on July 6th.
~ Happening Around Millis ~
June 3, 2022
~ This Week at MHS ~
Memorial Day in Millis
For the Millis Memorial Day celebration, the MHS Band attended ceremonies, playing a number of traditional songs. The band included seniors Lucas Comiskey, Leith Jehu, Jonah Stapels, as well as alumna Dory Stefanowicz.
Under Mrs. Norton’s direction, they began the services with the Star Spangled Banner, and continued throughout the program with the Battle Hymn of the Republic and America the Beautiful. Dory also accompanied the taps.
Thank you all for making the day very special.
Rising Seniors Breakfast
The Toss Up is In
Congratulations to Adrian Heredia, Dominic Diaz, and Jack Skerry! Their first documentary has been announced as an official selection for the Saul Zaentz High School Film Festival! Their short film competed against hundreds of entries from the United States and Canada. They are invited to attend the 3 day festival and workshops. Their film The Toss Up is about Nick Almeida.
The Saul Zaentz High School Film Festival is presented by the Johns Hopkins University Film and Media Studies Program and the Baltimore School for the Arts, with generous funding provided by the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation.
MCAS Biology for Grade 9 Students - June 7 & 8
Freshmen will be taking the MCAS Biology exam on June 7 & 8. This exam is sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and is part of the competency determination required for students to graduate from Millis High School. In sophomore year, students take MCAS exams in English Language Arts and Math. All MCAS exams are now computer based.
The MCAS Biology tests will begin promptly at 8am each day, and student classroom assignments will be posted throughout the building (they will also been emailed to the students). Students should come in with their ChromeBooks fully charged each day. Though students have the entire school day to complete testing, each day of testing typically takes 2-3 hours.
Parents/Guardians are asked to make sure their students get a good night's sleep before each exam day, have a good breakfast, and get to school on time each day. We are confident that our students are well-prepared to be successful on these important exams. Thanks to parents/guardians for their support in helping students clear this graduation hurdle. Good luck to our 9th grade students as they take their MCAS Biology Exams on June 7-8!
Millis High School Class of 2022!!
more grad pics next week...
The Mohawk Council Field Trip
The Mohawk Council recently took a field trip to Plimoth Patuxet. The purpose of the trip was for students to gain a better understanding and appreciation of indigenous people. Students participated in a workshop called "Wampum and Trans-Indigenous Trade Networks". In this workshop, students learned all about wampum, beads crafted by the Wampanoag and other Atlantic indigenous communities using quahog shells. Students examined how the beads were used as decorative and storytelling tools by the Wampanoag people and then used tools to create a piece of wampum to take home! The trip concluded with a tour of Plimoth Patuxet. A big thanks to M.E.R.I.T. for helping fund the trip!
Athletics This Week
- MIAA Tournament Time: Girls Tennis hosts Pioneer Valley @ Medway MS today at 4pm (6/3); Boys volleyball will travel to Burlington today @ 5:30pm (6/3); Baseball will host Nashoba Valley Tech today @ 4pm (6/3); Softball will travel to Pittsfield HS to face Taconic tomorrow at 3pm (6/4).
- Millis Athletics Online Store is live until June 9th! Please use this link to purchase your sweatshirt, username and password on the ad below. Go Mohawks!!!
~ Happening Around Millis ~
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