Milton High School Weekly Updates
MHS Theatre Program Wants YOU!
MHS Open House Thursday, September 15
An Update from our School Counseling Department
The Guidance Department is now called the School Counseling department! Read about the importance of our name change here and some research related to the value of a name here.
Every student at Milton High School has a School Counselor, who is trained to provide support to students with Academic concerns, Social/Emotional issues, and Career exploration and future planning. Counselor assignments can be found here.
If needed, School Counselors can refer students for additional personal counseling with one of our fantastic Adjustment Counselors. School Adjustment Counselors are mental health specialists who are trained in clinical skills, and provide support for students to help them stay in school and class while coping with difficult emotions.
All Counselors look forward to supporting students in the 2022-23 school year!
SAT/PSAT/Digital Citizenship Day-Wednesday, October 12
Our seniors will be taking the SATs, our juniors and sophomores will be taking the PSATs and our freshmen will be able to participate in a Digital Citizenship Workshop at MHS or participate in a Day of Service in the community. Watch your emails for more details to come!
Save the Date!
Milton Youth Advocates for Change
Milton Youth Advocates for Change is having an open house Tuesday, September 13th at 6:30pm. Come to the teen center, check out the space, have some food, and learn about MYAC. Get all of the information on our Instagram @miltonyouthadvocatesforchange All are welcome!
Fall Sports are underway! Find all the schedules here. You can follow any team and receive updates by email or text. You can also receive reminders before each game and create a link to your Google Calendar.
Are you ready for some football? Join us tonight at 7pm at Brooks Field as the Wildcats host the reigning Division IV State Champions, Scituate Sailors. There is no admission charge for any home regular season contests this year. Bags and backpacks not allowed.
Community Service and Employment Opportunities
HOW TO SAVE THOUSANDS ON THE COST OF COLLEGE---Financial Aid Webinar-Do's and Don'ts of Financial Aid
Just register here to attend the seminar and to receive a recording and slides if you can't make it live.
You will learn:
1. How this works and how/where your student will receive discounts
2. Where is your student likely to receive scholarships?
3. How do we get discounts even if we won't qualify for
4. FAFSA Do's & Don'ts (and 2023 changes!)
5. Business & Homeowner Do's & Don'ts
6. What Divorced/Separated Families should know
STEM Outreach Opportunity for MHS Students
Subject: Computer Science, Math, Engineering, and Science Teaching Opportunity with gbSTEM!
The Greater Boston STEM Program (gbSTEM) is a student-run enrichment program that delivers free introductory computer science, mathematics, engineering, and science courses to elementary and middle school students in the Greater Boston area. Since March 2020, we have brought free virtual lessons to over 1000 Massachusetts youth.
We are looking for passionate high school students to join the gbSTEM community and teach classes remotely through Zoom as well as some in person classes. Volunteering as an instructor will show initiative, strengthen your resumé, and allow you to contribute to the community.
Our fall semester will run from September 17th, 2022 to December 17th, 2022. The deadline for instructor applications is September 11th, 2022.
Our application form and all course descriptions can be found on our website: https://gbstem.org
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are so excited to work with you this spring. Thank you so much!
SEPAC Board Meeting
Upcoming SEPAC Events: SEPAC reps will be present at each of the upcoming Back to School nights. Look for our table!
Thursday, September 22 "Does Your Student Need a Tutor, a Coach, or a Therapist?" a FREE WEBINAR by Signet Education Thursday, September 22, 2022, 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST Register Here
Tuesday, October 11, 6:30-8:30, Parent Speak Meeting , Place TBD This is an important meeting to kick off our year. The board will meet in person to hear from parents as we continue to shape our agenda for the '22-'23 year. Board elections will be held after this meeting and the new board will be installed Monday, November 14. Please come and be part of this essential parent advocacy and support group.
Milton High School
We are conducting a test of the MPS communication system on Wednesday, Sept 21 at 4 pm. All parent/guardian and staff emails, cell phone numbers, and home numbers in our system on September 21 will receive a TEST MESSAGE from MPS at that time. If you do not receive the TEST MESSAGE through the contact information you believe we have on file, it’s imperative that you inform us. We will send a feedback form through your principal’s weekly email, this blog, and on our website in the days after the TEST MESSAGE is sent.
All families in grades K-10 are highly encouraged to obtain optional insurance for their school-issued Chromebook. If you decline to purchase the insurance for the Chromebook you are responsible for damage beyond reasonable wear and tear as outlined in the Loan Agreement. The cost of insurance is $30 per year and it covers unlimited claims with no deductible for that school year. Each school issued Chromebook needs its own insurance.
Please visit the MPS Online Payment Center to purchase insurance for your student and select Chromebook Insurance from the left side menu. The MPS Online Payment Center is also found in the Quick Links on the MPS website.
Health and Safety
Please see the MPS Health Services page for MPS Nut and Food Allergy Guidance, current Covid guidelines, School Nurse contact information, and more.
Milton Glows Gold
Milton Glows Gold kicks off on Monday, September 12! September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, and together with the Michael C. McHugh Foundation, the Town of Milton and many local sponsors, we are Glowing Gold in MPS to show support for families impacted by childhood cancer.
There are many ways to participate in Milton Glows Gold and the 1st step is to sign up to join the Run/Walk/Ride now. Our goal is to pledge 15,590 miles walked/biked/run in October, one mile each for every child diagnosed with cancer this year.
Save your coins and look for the MGG gold bucket in the main office next week, save the date for the Milton Glows Gold Varsity Football game on Friday, September 23 at Milton High School, and look for blood drive sign ups in the coming weeks. We’ll all be Glowing Gold on Friday, September 30 for Milton Glows Gold Day, both in MPS and across the Town of Milton. Watch for the State House Dome to be lit up in gold as well! Thank you in advance for your support of this important initiative.
Katie Greer at MPS
We are pleased to welcome Internet Safety Expert Katie Greer back to MPS on Wednesday, September 28 at 6pm at Milton High School for Raising Digital Natives: What’s New? What’s Now? What’s Next? This presentation is open to all Milton parents and guardians. Katie knows it can be daunting being a parent in this digitally driven times and will update parents on the latest tech trends, safety issues, and tips on how to help our kids have a productive and healthy relationship with technology.
Community News and Events
We have created a Community News & Events page on our website, which contains full details on community events sent to us each week. Please visit the MPS Community News & Events page for information on many terrific community events and opportunities!