Milton High School Weekly Updates
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a restful break!
- Jan 16 No School – MLK Day
- Jan 17 Late Start for Students/Morning PD for Teachers
MHS Visual Literacy Students
MHS Visual Literacy Students shared some of their excellent work including appreciating students’ contributions to discussions, best presentations, essays, and re-creation of the films they have studied in class. You can see some of the celebrated work here. Congratulations to our students on a robust semester of learning!
The Milton SEPAC shares the following updates.
SEPAC sponsored Federation for Children with Special Needs workshops have been scheduled and are awaiting final confirmation – but pencil these in! These are excellent workshops – Eligibility on February 16 in the evening and Understanding the 504: March 7 in the evening – are free and offered virtually.
Did you know you have a SEPAC school rep who meets monthly with your school principal to discuss staffing, programming, and issues of inclusion? You can find your school rep and contact information here.
We welcome you to join us at our next meeting (January 25, 2023, from 6:30-8:30, via Zoom) to share your concerns, help advance SEPAC’s work in the District, or just listen as we continue to advocate on behalf of all special needs students and their families. Please email Jenny Sheehan at email@example.com or Jennie Mulqueen at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and to receive the link. Please also note that SEPAC meetings can be found on the district-wide calendar. You can also visit the SEPAC website for updates, information, and links to resources.
Superintendent Search Update
This week, each of the three finalists visited MPS, toured our schools, and met with staff, students, and community members. On Wednesday, each candidate was publicly interviewed by the School Committee. The interviews were recorded and are posted on the Milton Access TV website and can be found on the (open to all) MATV Facebook page. The interviews are also linked here:
On Friday, January 6, the School Committee met in Open Session at 7:30am to deliberate and make a decision about who to select for our next Superintendent. All details including links to view meetings live or on-demand can be found here.
Pierce Players Presents State Fair
The Pierce Players will perform its production of State Fair for the Milton community on Thursday, January 19 and Friday, January 20 at 7pm and Saturday, January 21 at 2pm in the Pierce auditorium. The students in the cast and crew are doing a marvelous job with this show, and they are looking forward to a packed house! Tickets are on sale on Monday, January 9 at this link.
Please consider supporting the Milton Foundation for Education during their annual appeal. For more than 25 years, the MFE has donated over $4 million to our schools, students, and educators. These fundraising efforts have brought our community wireless access in all six schools, support for STEM programs, science programs, teacher grants, student scholarships, parent speaker series, Wildcat Wellness Center, greater exposure to the arts, COVID grants, makerspaces, and mental health resources.
Every dollar donated to the MFE helps spark innovation and energizes the learning experience for students and educators in Milton. For the love of education, our teachers, and students, please consider making a gift today at this link.
Read Athletic Director Ryan Madden’s update below.
Girls Hockey is on a tear to start the season! They are 6-1, with a comeback win over Norwood, goals from Molly Murphy and Kerry Balerna, and shutouts from Lila Chamoun. They travel to Needham on Saturday at 3pm for their next game.
Girls Basketball has also started the season well, with a 5-3 record, earning their first home win since 2019! There have been contributions from everyone. Captains Kate Karimbakas, Stephanie Needham and Grace Henry have led the way, but Ava Regan and Christina McA’Nulty have been crucial to their success.
Mason Pellegri became the first ever Wildcat to reach the finals in the Lowell Wrestling Tournament over the break! He lost a 6-4 decision to the defending New England Champion, finishing second.
Cans for Cats: The MHS Ski Team is hosting a can and bottle drive on Saturday, January 7, from 9 am to noon at Milton High School
The Milton Coalition
The Milton Coalition invites all to an important event on January 9 at 7pm at Milton Town Hall. Please join us for a discussion entitled “Marijuana, The Unbiased Truth for Families.” Boston addiction psychiatrist Dr. Kevin Hill will speak to Milton about youth marijuana use. Millions are being spent promoting recreational marijuana; however, little is heard about the dangers today’s potent cannabis poses to children and teens. Parents, guardians, and youth will learn about the risks to young people, including accidental use by children, the link between mental health and cannabis use, the signs and modes of use, prevention, and the latest treatment options for a young person who may have trouble stopping their cannabis use. This program is appropriate for caregivers of youth of all ages, as well as tweens and teens. Sign up today for the limited in-person seating. Registration is also required to get the link for the live, virtual viewing. All details to register for either in-person or virtual attendance can be found here.
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States.
When people call, text, or chat 988 (www.988lifeline.org to chat) they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
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Community Service and Employment Opportunities
MHS Club Registration
At Milton High, we have a variety of clubs that our students are actively engaged in.
A complete listing of Clubs and Organizations for the 2022-2-23 School year is listed here.
Students are encouraged to get involved in the many offerings provided by Milton High School.
However as stated in our Student Handbook there is an annual $25 club/activity fee for joining any of the clubs or participating in other student activities with a $50 maximum fee per student per year limit. Furthermore, students who wish to start a new club/activity may do so at the discretion of the Principal. A listing of clubs is here and all students are invited to join clubs at any time.
If you are involved in a club at MHS please go to the MPS Online Payment Center, on the MPS Homepage, select HS Student Activities and follow instructions for payment.
If you have any questions please reach out to Karen Cahill (email@example.com) or Tyler Urso, Administrative Assistant Milton High School (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This week's Family Resource Newsletter contains information about two local food resources for families. If you need additional assistance, please reach out to Marti O’Keefe McKenna, MPS Family Outreach Liaison at 617-980-7343 or email@example.com. All calls and emails are confidential.
Milton High School
Location: 25 Gile Road, Milton, MA, USA