MHS Weekly Updates!


Happy Holidays!

As we head into our final week before winter break, I want to once again thank all of our students and staff for making Milton High School an amazing school community!

If you are in need of assistance this holiday season (or at any time), please reach out to me or Marti O’Keefe McKenna, MPS Family Outreach Liaison, at 617-980-7343 or by email at All calls and emails are confidential.

Each year we support several teens in need who otherwise would not receive holiday gifts. If you are looking to support a local cause, please consider some of our students here at Milton High. A gift card to Target where they can purchase food, toiletries and clothing goes a long way. Thank you for considering this worthwhile cause.

As I stated before, we are very mindful that heading into the holidays can trigger certain behaviors and emotions for some of our students and even staff. I ask that we are all aware of our actions and treat those around us as we would want to be treated. Milton High School is a great school community and all of our students and staff have a right to feel safe and supported when they are here.

MHS Caberet

Before the break, join us at MHS on December 21 for the MHS Cabaret at 6:30 PM in the MHS Auditorium – a great night of music from our students and staff! Enjoy a talent packed variety show of musical acts including our Christmas Carolers, Pretty Sharp, A Cappella ensemble, Little Big Band, Flute Choir, solos, duets and small bands all directed by our very own MHS music students. There is a $5 donation requested at the door which will support our “Sponsor-A-Lesson” initiative. You don’t want to miss this show!

MHS Key Club

The MHS Key Club is holding a Coat Drive this Saturday December 18, 2021 from 9am -12pm
in front of Milton High School. Students will be collecting rain or shine. All new or gently used coats will be donated to the “Coats for Kids and Families” Program sponsored by Jordan’s Furniture and Anton Cleaners. Thank you for your support.

SEPAC Updates

  • PARTICIPATE: A big shout out to staff member Nancy Mealey who has shown an incredible commitment to school community inclusion by showing up at games and concerts to support any ACHIEVE students who may want to attend with and without their families. She is behind the camera (of course), taking this beautiful picture of Ms. Hanna, chorus member Sophie D’Alessandro and two friends, Julia and Miguel, who came to be audience members at the December 7 MHS Concert. Thank you Ms. Mealey, we appreciate all you do with so much heart!

  • ADVOCATE : This week SEPAC school reps and co-chairs Jenny Sheehan and Jennie Mulqueen (as always, please reach out for help and more info on SEPAC) had our monthly meeting with Principal Cahill. We discussed several staff changes and how those are being handled; early in January there will be a google meet opportunity to meet with Karen Cahill and Susan Maselli. We also confirmed that there are approxiamtely 200 MHS students on IEPs and 100 with 504s. That's nearly 25% of the school student population!

  • EDUCATE - During this time of year, tensions can run high and coping can feel that much more out of reach, especially for families with learning challenges! Know that you are not alone and SEPAC is there to support you. Our next meeting is a pure Parent Speak on January 12. In the meantime: Advocating Over the Long Haul: Handling Stress and Staying in the Game

  • Help for Families Completing the FAFSA

    MassEdCO is hosting several virtual FAFSA Pop-Up Saturdays to help students and families complete their applications.

    Financial Aid experts will be available to provide one-on-one assistance on any of the dates available, and bilingual assistance will be offered in Spanish, Mandarin, Nepali, and Hindi.

    Register here: FASFA Pop-Up Saturdays hosted by MassEdCO

    Please note: You will be sent the Zoom link the day prior to your event.

    FAFSA/Pop-Up Saturdays:

    Saturday, December 18: Virtual Event from 10 am-3 pm

    Saturday, January 15: Virtual Event from 10 am-3 pm

    Saturday, February 19: Virtual Event from 10 am-3 pm

    Saturday, March 19: Virtual Event from 10 am-3 pm

    Some of the information you may need to complete your application:

    Student and Parent (if applicable) Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) - (FAFSA filers)

    Student and Parent (if applicable) Social Security number

    If not a US citizen, your A-number (if you are an eligible noncitizen)

    Parent's federal income tax return from tax year 2020

    Records of untaxed income (such as child support, TANF, interest income, veterans non-education benefits, Social Security benefits)

    Student's 2020 federal income tax return, or evidence of income earned (W-2 form or pay records)

    Bank account records or statements

    Records of stocks, bonds, or investments

    Business records

    We will see you there!

    Milton Sports for All Community Service Opportunity!

    Milton Sports for All is looking for high school students interested in volunteering to help with their recreational bowling program. You can volunteer for one of the sessions or both. Ms. Facey will sign off on your hours when you provide the paperwork. In the fall, Milton Sports for All had a very fun and successful Kick Ball Program and everyone who participated had a great time. Please email Ms. Facey at if you would like to volunteer. There will be a meeting prior to the start to go over how the program will run.

    Recreational Bowling: January 6th – March 31st

    Milton Sports for All, a recreational, inclusive sports program, is offering candle-pin bowling this winter at Cunningham Hall.

    The program is open to kids in grades 4 - 8 who reside in Milton. Bowling will happen on Thursdays from January 6th through March 31st—from 4:30 – 5:15 for grades 4 and 5 and from 5:30 – 6:15 for grades, 6, 7, and 8. No experience (or bowling shoes!) is necessary. Candle-pin bowling uses smaller balls which are easier for kids to bowl.

    Milton Sports for All is organized by a volunteer group of parents and community members who believe that sports should not only be fun, but also accessible to all kids regardless of background, experience, or ability. We welcome new volunteers! Our goal is for kids across Milton to have fun playing sports together in a supportive environment where they can meet new friends.

    MHS Boosters Merch on Sale!

    The Milton High School Boosters will host shopping days at the indoor concession stand. Between November 29th and December 22nd - Mondays directly after school 2:20-3:30pm and Wednesday evenings 7-9pm. Come in to purchase MHS Wildcat swag for holiday gift giving! Online orders will also be available for pick up at those times. Check out our website for selection and pricing. Store | Milton High School Boosters (

    Milton Minds Matter

    High school students are invited to attend the next Milton Minds Matter meeting – Tuesday, December 21st, 7pm at the Wildcat Den. Join us for fun activities while learning about reducing stress from your peers. Milton Minds Matter is a community-based, youth led, chapter of Our Minds Matter, a national organization that is working toward a day when no teen dies from suicide through help seeking, social connectedness, self-care and healthy habits, and pro-social skills.

    Community Service Opportunities

    Are you looking for community service opportunities? Throughout the year you will be able to access any community service opportunities here. There are already several opportunities available for students to volunteer. Get involved now!

    AP Exam Payments

    All students enrolled in AP Classes have completed the Registration process for their AP Exams in the Spring! Now through January 14th is the time to pay for the exams.

    Please use UniBank to pay for your AP exams. Exam fees remain at $40/exam ($20/exam if on Free/Reduced Lunch), and the Milton Public Schools will pay the remainder.

    Navigate to, and select the "MPS Online Payment Center" link on the right side of the page. Select "AP Exam Fees" and follow the instructions to complete your payment. The payment window is open now through January 14, 2022.

    Please contact Mr. Kelly ( with any questions about Payment for AP Exams.

    MHS Athletics!

    Congratulations to our 13 Patriot Ledger All-Scholastics!

    • Chase Vaughan (football)
    • Amari Marsman (football)
    • Isaiah Hassell (football)
    • Ben Catudel (boys golf)
    • Alec Carew (boys cross country)
    • Donovan Murray (boys cross country)
    • Christina Sullivan (girls cross country)
    • Norah Affanato (girls cross country)
    • Christopher Roden (boys soccer)
    • Justin Gomes (boys soccer)
    • Nora Walsh (field hockey)
    • Katie Eckardt (girls volleyball)
    • Molly Shea (girls volleyball)
    • Sophia Manning (girls volleyball)

    Our Winter Season is officially underway. Please take a look at schedules posted on our website.

    Community News

    The Town of Milton is hosting free, drive-thru COVID testing days on Sunday, December 19 and Sunday, December 26 from 10am-3pm at the DPW yard at 629 Randolph Avenue. All are welcome.

    The Milton Health Department is hosting more Moderna Booster Clinics. The FDA has approved that individuals can mix and match 1st and 2nd doses series with boosters. If you had Pfizer or the J&J vaccine, you can still receive a Moderna booster vaccine. Clinics are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. We hope you will join us!

    You are eligible for a booster vaccine if you have completed your Pfizer or Moderna vaccination series and are 6 months from the last vaccine administration or are 2 months out from receiving the J&J vaccine. All information and links to register can be found on the Town of Milton website.

    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.

    Join the MPL’s Winter Reading Challenge during the month of January! From January 1 to January 31, Milton Public Library is participating in Beanstack’s Fifth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group. “Read for a Better World” encourages readers of all ages to explore diversity, empathy, and action through literature. We challenge our patrons to read at least 10 books during the month and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site. All ages are welcome to participate! Pre-register today at . Happy reading, Milton!

    Helpful Information

    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!

    Throughout the school year, members of our MPS community celebrate and observe various religious holidays. We adjust homework expectations as needed as you can see in the document linked here. If there is a religious holiday that we have missed, please email Superintendent James Jette or Senior Director of Education Equity Somaly Prak-Martins.

    MPS School Calendar

    (Revised 10/27/21- due to storm closure the last day of school is now June 22nd)

    For Family Technology Support click HERE

    Chromebook Troubleshooting

    Is your family having internet issues or need assistance to access the internet in your home? Please go here for more information.

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    MHS Student Handbook 2021-2022

    All MHS students and families are required to read our MHS Student and Family Handbook and required to digitally sign a verification form acknowledging reading and understanding the rules and policies for Milton High School. If you have not signed and submitted the verification form that was sent to you by, please do so as soon as possible. Feel free to reach out to the Main Office with any questions.