From: Mary C. Gormley
To: Parents/Guardians and Staff
Re: E-blast Update
Date: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
FROM THE DESK OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
At last night’s School Committee meeting, I made the public aware of the following information:
“I want to update the public on an incident involving Kenneth Aubert, who retired at the end of the 2012- 2013 school year as head of the guidance department at Milton High School. Mr. Aubert has been charged by the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office with five counts of larceny in connection with the collection of fees for Advanced Placement tests at the High School during the years 2009 through 2013. I want to stress a few points about this.
- First: When it came to the attention of the Milton High School staff that certain records regarding the collection and payment of fees for Advanced Placement tests appeared to be incomplete, we immediately reported the matter to local law enforcement authorities. We have cooperated fully with the Milton Police Department and the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office during the investigation of this incident.
- Second: We have commissioned an outside, independent review of our practices and procedures in this area to make sure that we are doing everything possible to prevent something like this from happening again. They have evaluated our existing processes and procedures around the handling of cash and are developing procedures for strengthened controls going forward.
- Third: No students’ scores were impacted and every AP test was administered. The allegations in this case are of theft – theft from the Milton Public Schools and theft from some students.
- Finally: We deeply appreciate the professionalism of the Milton Police Department and the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office in this matter and we will continue to cooperate fully.
I hope everyone understands that because this is an ongoing criminal prosecution, there are limits to what I know and to what I can say. So, if you have any questions about the case, I would refer you to the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office.”
SCHOOL COMMITTEE UPDATE
There has been one School Committee meeting since my last E-blast, held last night. A summary will be included in my next E-blast. The next School Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, October 15th at 7 pm in the Milton High School library.
There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 10th, due to a Professional Development Day and NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 13th due to the Columbus Day holiday.
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Elementary School: We are pleased to announce the district-wide Kindergarten Readiness Pilot which will begin this fall and will be housed in the Tucker Elementary School. This unique and creative district-wide pilot program is targeted for students four years of age who do not currently attend preschool. Ten-week sessions will run Monday and Wednesday at Tucker from 8:30am-10:30am from October to June. Students will work on Literacy, Math, Social, Science, and life skills throughout the school year. The Kindergarten Readiness Pilot is for Milton students who are four years of age by September 1st, 2014 and who are toilet trained. The program is cost-free, with the goal of providing kindergarten readiness skills to four-year-olds and resources for parents/guardians. Students may be able to attend more than one ten-week session, depending on enrollment. For more information, please contact our Family Outreach Liaison, Marti O’Keefe McKenna at email@example.com or at 617-696-5040 x 5588.
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Last spring, World Language Department Head Dr. Martine Fisher arranged for several of the elementary French Immersion teachers to visit the Milton Public Library and go through the library’s collection of French books for children and “level” them, using numerals from 1-5. Teachers Fatima Bourass, Marie Brown, Esra Buyukozer, Zeina Hamada, and Emma Segall arrived on a recent Saturday morning and powered their way through the books on the shelves. Several of those teachers came back a few weeks later to deal with the books that were returned after the initial visit. Since then, Mme Brown stops by every few weeks to check on new arrivals. According to MPL Librarian Elaine Weischedel, the project has been a great success for all concerned. Parents feel more confident helping their children choose books from the collection since the level numbers give them some much needed guidance. Library staff are also better able to assist families in selecting materials.
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As a reminder, this school year includes several Early Release Days for students in elementary, middle and high school. Parents/guardians of elementary school students should be aware that Milton Community Schools will hold Early Release Day Programs (ERDay) on the following dates:
Wednesday, November 19th (Parent/Teacher Conferences), Wednesday, December 3rd, Wednesday, January 7th, Wednesday March 15th and Wednesday, April 1st.
The ERDay program will headquarter in each school’s cafeteria and offer students several choices of activities including homework club, sports, crafts, and games. ERDays will run from the time of early dismissal until the regular dismissal time. Buses will run at the time of early dismissal; there will be NO buses at the regular dismissal time. Parents must pick up students at the regular dismissal time unless they are scheduled to attend ASE. The ASE program will run as usual following the ERDay program. The cost will be $20, and advance registration is required. Watch your email in mid-October for registration information for the November 19 ERDay or check the MCS website: www.miltoncommunityschools.org or call 617-696-5040 x5544.
It is going to be a very exciting year in science at the Pierce Middle School! Thanks to the Milton Public Schools’ Advancement Budget last year, the Pierce was able to purchase new science curriculum and materials. These new units will be fully implemented across all grade levels this year with each grade having an integrated science experience that includes Life, Earth and Space, and Physical Science. Throughout the year, students will have the opportunity to investigate different aspects of the scientific world through a mixture of hands-on, inquiry-based activities and structured discussions. Some of the exciting new curriculum experiences students can look forward to this year include: sixth grade students taking a virtual trip to the Grand Canyon with our New FOSS Earth History Curriculum to learn more about geology, collecting data on milkweed bugs and building ecosystems as part of our new 7th grade Ecosystems curriculum, and designing experiments to help us better understand the weather in the 8th grade as part of our Weather and Climate unit.
High School: This week, students from Sakae Higashi High School in Saitama, Japan, came to Milton High School for a visit and a meaningful cultural exchange. This exchange, in its 9th year, has become a major highlight of the school year as well as a unique cultural learning experience. With over 500 Japanese students visiting over the two days, it is recognized as the largest such exchange in the United States. Sakae Higashi High School is located in Saitama Prefecture, about one hour north of Tokyo and is a selective private school. Each year they charter a trip to the United States so that their students can learn more about the culture and language of their favored trading partner.
Each day, 250 Japanese students descended on Milton High School to attend a short assembly and then pair up with and shadow a Milton High School student “Ambassador” for the remainder of the day. In the assembly, there was a musical performance in the auditorium by both the Milton High School marching band as well as a cheerleading performance from the Sakae Higashi students. After they finished their performances, the students proceeded to class, where the Japanese students shadowed their ambassador. They also have lunch together and spend quality time getting to know each other. Kathleen Kelley of Milton High School made all of the arrangements for the program and enabled a robust group of student leaders to help her arrange the large people-moving event. Many gifts were exchanged during the event, as gift-giving or “Omiyagi” is an integral part of Japanese culture. The Sakae Higashi group spends eight days in the USA in Boston, New York and Las Vegas during the trip, but Milton High School is the most important part of the trip, as it is their only educational destination.
The exchange has been sponsored by American Learning, Inc. a non-profit cultural exchange organization founded in 1991 by Milton resident Steve Shapiro. “Mr. Jette, Ms. Kelley and the entire faculty have been wonderful to work with and very committed to this unique opportunity for their students to come fact-to-face with a large group of students from 6,000 miles away,” said Mr. Shapiro. “Although the visit is brief, it is a great way for Milton students to meet a counterpart from a very interesting culture and have an opportunity to converse. The visitors have been studying English for 4-6 years, and it will be a lot of fun for both sides to have a good chat.”
For more information about the cultural exchange, residents may contact Shapiro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Congratulations to the following students who have qualified for the John & Abigail Adams Scholarships. These scholarships entitle the students to four years of free tuition (not including fees) upon acceptance to a participating Massachusetts public institution of higher education. Great job!
Gabrielle Che, Mackenzie Cherry, Christopher Chinman , Emma Chinman, Renee Chiu, Kevin Conway, Madelyn Driscoll, Jillian Eckard, Albert Enyedy, Olivia Erickson, Anna Gaden, Eric Hale, Mitchell Hause, Edward Hines, Emily Hutchinson, Kristen Ingraham, Christian Kackley, Micaela Keating, Meredith Kelly, Maggie Kleiman, Alanna Loria, Julia MacDougall, Shannon MacLeod, Oceane Marescal, Denis McAuliffe, Elizabeth McCurdy, Lily Moerschel David Mullen, Siobhan Murtagh, Elisabeth O’Connor, Liam Queally, Edwin Rodriguez, Anne Schindler, Christina Similien, Caitlin Smith, Mackenzie Stanley, Julia Sullivan, Olivia Taber, Rodger Tejeda, Matthew Wong, Vincent Chan, Morgan Connolly, Monika Cormack, Elisa Coutant, Emma Pred-Sosa, Jake Fahey, Nicolo Gilmore, Corin Handy, William Hess, Christian Jamal, Olivia Jensen, Vanessa Joyce, Andrea Juzyca, Olivia Keohane, Tansy Massey Green, Shane McLaughlin, William Mozek, Caitlyn Murphy, Sean Ng Pack, Julia Pelletier, Kevin Pham, Caitlin Rodensky, Jacqueline Ruscito, Amy Savino, Rebekah Schaffner, Christine Stafford, Tianna Stephenson, Ciara Swan, Garrett Sager, Alex Toyias, Alexis Umeh, Kathryn Weidmann.
The following item was submitted by the Milton Public Schools Family Outreach Liaison, Marti O’Keefe McKenna.
I am very excited to begin my new role as Family Outreach Liaison. My first week has gotten off to great start. Over the next month I will be meeting with school principals, PTOs, Leadership Teams, Diversity Committees, School Site Councils and attending many of the great events taking place in all our schools. In the meantime, if you would like to reach me, please feel free to contact via email at email@example.com or by telephone at 617-696-5040 ext. 5588.
The following item was sent to us by Margaret Gibbons, Director of Nurses for the MPS:
Each fall always brings the cold, sore throat and “stomach bug” season which lasts through winter and into spring. This year the “enterovirus D 68” is added to the list. Additionally, we know that all students “share their germs” with their peers and teachers. The Milton Public Schools work very closely with the Milton Board of Health and follow all Massachusetts Department of Public Health recommendations in all school health matters. We are requesting that all parents / guardians assess their children carefully before sending them to school. If your child does exhibit any symptoms of illness, please keep your child home for twenty four hours after the symptoms are gone. If your child has a fever with any of the following symptoms: headache, stomach pain, sore throat, diarrhea and or nausea / vomiting, your child must remain at home. Sending a not fully recovered student to school ensures that others will get sick. Contact your primary care provider if necessary or if symptoms persist. Please encourage your child to use proper hand washing techniques after coughing, sneezing, before and after meals, and of course, after using the bathroom. If you have a questions or concerns, please contact your school nurse.
UPCOMING MPS EVENTS
We are collecting gently used books for elementary school students to help build classroom libraries for our teachers and home libraries for our students. Before your next yard sale or book donation, please consider gifting your books to the Milton Public Schools. Bring your children’s books to the Cunningham/Collicot driveway on Saturday, October 4th from 9am to noontime. Our staff and student volunteers will unload your car, then sort and level the books to be sure that all Milton Public School students have access to a fantastic diversity of literature. Research shows that one indicator of academic success is the number of books in a student’s home. Help boost student achievement, improve early literacy, enhance community spirit, promote recycling and celebrate literature. Donate your books and help share the gift of reading. For more information, please contact Family Literacy Committee members: Jennifer Troy (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jessica Royster (email@example.com), Sara Doherty (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lori Henry (email@example.com)
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When Evan Jones, MHS Class of 2011, passed away at the age of 19 from Sudden Unexpected Death due to Epilepsy (SUDEP), the entire town mourned the untimely loss of this generous and kind athlete. Now, his family and friends continue to turn their grief into something positive by raising money to improve the weight room at MHS, something very important to Evan. On Saturday, October 11, the Second Annual fundraising event at the high school entitled “Exercise for Evan,” and will feature a wide array of games and activities including a Dunk Tank, Zumba class, Boot Camp, Dodge Ball, a 50/50 raffle and more. The event is from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Brooks Field. In the event of rain, the fundraiser will be moved to the Copeland Field House. Admission is $20 per person, and $5 for children 10 and younger. The money raised at this event will support updating the weight room equipment, as well to support scholarships that will be awarded next spring to two graduating seniors at Milton High School. For more information or to volunteer, contact Kristan Bagley Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD SERVICE NEWS
The following information was submitted by Jacqueline Morgan, Director of Food Service for the Milton Public Schools:
Milton Schools will be participating once again in the Farm to School Program and the Harvest of the Month campaign. This will be our seventh year having farm fresh produce on our menus. Mass. Farm to School’s Harvest of the Month campaign promotes a different Massachusetts-grown food each month in K-12 cafeterias across the state. The program’s goal is to encourage healthy food choices by increasing students’ exposure to seasonal foods while also supporting local farmers and building excitement about school meals. Featured local foods for 2014-2015:
September – Tomatoes, October – Pears, November – Kale, December – Carrots, January – Apples, February – Butternut Squash, March – Dairy, April – Potatoes, May – Seeds and Seedlings, June – Strawberries.
Harvest of the Month is a great opportunity to celebrate local abundance, experiment with new foods and recipes, and get some positive recognition for your school. We want to help you to continue to lead the way in making farm-fresh foods available to students and staff whenever possible. It also provides wonderful opportunities for school food and nutrition staff, educators, school administrators, family members, and students to collaborate, and to celebrate our commitment to serving locally grown foods with the community! Why Buy Local? Purchasing locally grown food is a great way to encourage students to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and it also supports local farms. Buying local products in season is often very affordable. Food service directors who have introduced local foods programs often report increased meal participation and decreased waste.
The Milton High School Boosters “Cans for Cats” can & bottle recycling drive will be held on Saturday, October 4th, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Milton High School. The girls’ volleyball team will be at the front entrance of the high school, 25 Gile Road, to collect your 5 cent cans and bottles to redeem them for cash.
Additionally, the girls & boys ski teams will host a car wash on October 4th from 9 to 12:00 pm at the Cunningham school, 44 Edgehill Road. All funds earned will directly support their teams. Please stop by and support your Wildcats.
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The Milton High School Boosters Annual Golf and Tennis Tournament will take place at the Wollaston Golf Club on Tuesday, October 21st. This is the Boosters biggest fundraising event of the year that raised approximately $30,000 last year. All proceeds go directly to the athletes of Milton High School. The golf outing will feature prizes for many holes, including 2 Hole in One prizes ($10,000 and a new car). Entry fees include a box lunch, golf greens fees and cart or tennis fee, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a reception. Sponsors are needed to support this event as well as live and silent auction items. Donations can be sent by emailing the fundraising committee to email@example.com and registration information can be found on the Booster’s website www.miltonboosters.com. This event is sponsored by the generosity of the Wollaston Golf Club and Curry College.
PAC/SPECIAL ED NEWS
The Milton Special Education Parent Advisory Council is holding its annual elections for board members. Current members should be sure to cast their vote. Their new leadership roster will be announced in the next E-blast.
The following item was sent in by MFE Monster Dash Co-Chairs Nora Vernazza, Beth Plunkett and Greg Gordon:
Please note the 16th Annual Monster Dash will be held on Sunday, October 26th at Cunningham Park. This is a 5K Run/Walk and a Kids Fun Run in loving memory of Sam Cichello.
- Prizes for best costumes
- T-shirts to first 300 runners
- Recognition of top finishers
- $25 ($75 family maximum)
KIDS FUN TICKET
- Ages 10 and under
- Costume Fun Run with Super Mario
- All new kids’ crafts & activities!
- Rocket Balloons and much more
- $7 per child ($15 family maximum)
9:00 — REGISTRATION OPENS
10:00 — KIDS ACTIVITIES & COSTUME FUN RUN
11:00 — 5K STARTS
12:00 — AWARDS
The Monster Dash is organized by the Milton Foundation for Education (MFE), a non-profit group that funds innovative programs and opportunities that are beyond the reach of the school system’s budget. All proceeds of the Monster Dash benefit the Sam Cichello Memorial Fund which was created in 1999 in loving memory of Sam Cichello, a Tucker Elementary School student who died following a playground accident. To honor Sam’s love of science, all proceeds of the Monster Dash-Sam’s Fund support science enrichment in the Milton public schools. Some examples of past initiatives made possible through grants from Sam’s Fund include:
- Kindergarten Discovery Ramps
- First Grade Wind Tunnels
- Second Grade Weather Books
- Site License for WeatherBug Achieve
- Third Grade visits from a Trailside Naturalist
- Third Grade Owl Talks
- Fourth Grade STEM Learning Kits
- Fifth Grade Einstein’s Workshop Experience
- Supplies for all of the classroom science activities
- Students in grades 3 and 5 participate in the Junior Naturalist Program at the Trailside Museum
- Partial funding of the initial implementation of Science for Scientists program in all Fifth Grade classrooms
Twice during the school year, the MFE awards grants to teachers or staff in each of Milton’s public schools. These grants fund such things as percussion instruments at Pierce Middle School, science non-fiction books to enhance curriculum and aid research projects at the elementary schools, and math software for smartboards. Once a year, the Milton Foundation for Education presents Outstanding Teaching Awards to seven teachers or staff members in the Milton Public Schools. The award recipients are surprised in their classrooms, and then honored at a public reception at Milton High School. Every year, the MFE sponsors Celebration for Education, a gala event that raises money for various initiatives in the public schools. Over the past several years, proceeds of Celebration for Education have funded Language Arts, Physical Education, Libraries, Music, and Science and Technology. This school year’s Celebration for Education is on Saturday, March 14, 2015. The MFE is currently working closely with the administration to continue to ensure proceeds from this year’s Celebration will fund enrichment activities and initiatives at all the schools and the ongoing work of the MFE. To learn more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.miltonfoundationforeducation.org
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Also, please note there is a Monster Dash Art Contest to choose the race T-shirt design for the Milton Monster Dash. The deadline for the art contest is October 8th and the winner will see their drawing on race t-shirts, and help start the runners on race day, October 26th. Pick up entry forms and contest rules in the main office of your elementary school.
NEWS AROUND TOWN
Please note that Celebrate Milton will be held at Pierce Middle School on Sunday, October 5th from noon to 4pm. ¡CelebrateMilton! is a volunteer effort of Milton residents who actively encourage Milton’s diverse populations to appreciate and enjoy one another. We sponsor an annual event that has drawn thousands of residents since its beginning in 1994. The organization also recognizes outstanding residents with its Community Builder Awards and supports community efforts with financial grants to organizations and individuals who bring our mission to life in the community.
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If you see some Milton students walking around town with a large magnifying glass and wearing a traditional cape coat, it is most likely because they are participating in Milton’s town-wide read. This year the Friends of the Milton Public Library chose The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Milton sophomores are playing their part by reading “The Speckled Band” in their English classes. Sophomores in English II focus on the study of literary genres and “The Speckled Band” is an intriguing short story that provides students an opportunity to study the components of a short story while reading a great “whodunit.” A special thanks goes out to Annie Davis and Connie Spiros for their work in getting enough copies of the “The Speckled Band” for every sophomore to own their own copy. Students also will be participating in the many events hosted by the sponsors of the school-wide read.
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The following item was sent to us by the Department of Public Works:
Please be advised that the Yard Waste collection for October will take place the weeks of Wednesday and Thursday – October 15th & October 16th; and Wednesday and Thursday – October 29th & October 30th
MILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
The following item was submitted by MPL Children’s Librarian Sara Truog:
There’s always something cool for kids to do at the Milton Public Library! In addition to our regular storytimes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, we have these exciting programs for the young people in your life happening during the week of October 5 – 11th. In other news, the Children’s Room has recently gotten an aquarium! Milton kids are very excited about this new development. Please feel free to come by and check it out!
Friday, October 10, 2014 from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Free Play Friday, Ages 0-5
Drop by and enjoy puzzles, games and activities in the Story Hour room. The room will be open for two hours in the morning for you to enjoy with your little ones. In partnership with the Milton Early Childhood Alliance.
Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Drum to the Beat with Otha Day, Ages 8-17
Come join a drum circle with Otha Day! A Drum Circle is a highly interactive group of people who play drums and percussion instruments together to create in-the-moment music. In this program Otha will lead kids and teens ages 8-17 in rhythm activities, games, traditional ensemble pieces, songs and improvisation. An awesome time is guaranteed! Registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.
Don’t forget to check the library web calendar for a listing of the many programs we offer year-round. Information about and registration for all of our programs can always be found on our online calendar at www.miltonlibrary.org, or by calling the Children’s Room at 617-898-4957 during business hours. Please contact the Children’s Room if you have questions about any of our programs or services.
I am pleased to introduce a new section to my E-blast which will include samples of student work. This week, we have a poem from an 8th-grade Latin student from Pierce and some artwork samples from Glover students. Enjoy!
Submitted by Pierce Latin teacher D. Huebner:
Pegasus would go higher and higher!
Because he himself was the best flyer!
I will watch him as he will fly by
As I look up he looks like a butterfly.
He is a magnificent horse,
That rides the sky as his course
— Eve Brearley
Submitted by elementary art teacher Cailtin Clavette:
Students at Glover School have begun the year in art with the study of LINE, one of the most important elements of design. Each grade level has looked at line in a different and developmentally appropriate way, and created a work of art focusing on the use of this element. For instance, grade 5 students viewed images of city skylines from around the world. They discussed the importance of line in architecture, and created their own “Cityscape Drawings.” These drawings were then transferred to printing plates, and printed in black ink on a painted background to create the illusion of a Cityscape and its reflection. Students will continue from the study of line on to other elements and principles of design, and be introduced to different artists and art from cultures around the world.
For generations, Milton High School athletes have excelled on the field, court and track in countless athletic events. League titles were won, state championships were earned and hundreds of student athletes earned scholarships to some of the top colleges and universities in the nation. But until recently, there was no way to acknowledge those students who gave so much to Milton High School athletics. Former Milton High coach and teacher Michael Goodless thought that should change. About eight years ago, he began to put together a plan to create the Milton High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
“Milton High was a school with an outstanding athletic tradition and one of the few schools in Massachusetts with no athletic hall of fame,” said Mr. Goodless. “With the enthusiastic support and encouragement of Superintendent Mary Gormley, I started the process by forming a group of teachers, coaches and administrators who had a passion for athletics.”
With the help of early strong supporters Dick Ryan, Dennis Duggan, Margaret Gibbons and Tom Herget, the group was able to establish bylaws and a plan for the first induction. More recently, the group has been helped by Sean McDonagh, Mark Sullivan, Bill Donovan and others. The first induction was held in 2007, with the unveiling of plaques in the Copeland Field House lobby and a reception at the Common Market. Now, eight years later, there have been 83 individuals inducted, along with 11 teams. All of the inductees are honored by plaques in the lobby of the Copeland Field House at Milton High School.
The Class of 2014 induction ceremony will be held November 1st at Copeland Field House, followed by a reception at the Hoosic Club and will add another 11 individuals and six teams. This year’s inductees are: John Bibinski 1980, Molly Golden 2007, Pamela Kelley 1982, John Kantaros 1968, Jamie McCormack 1999, Alex Lazar Norrman 2003, Bob Norton 1971, Donald Shea 1943, Kevin Ryan 1993, John Vercollone 1968, Carl Wallin 1957, Baseball 1979, Boys Basketball 1990, Field Hockey 1986, Lacrosse 2000, Softball 2005, Wrestling 1964.
This year’s Board of Directors are: Michael Goodless, Chairperson; Dennis Duggan, Vice-Chairperson; Thomas Herget, Treasurer; and members Dyann Crowley, Bill Donovan, Margaret Gibbons, Sean McDonagh and Dick Ryan.
“It’s a labor of love, that’s for sure,” said Dick Ryan, former MHS Athletic Director and current board member. “The committee works very hard and we’ve been successful, thanks to the direction of Mike Goodless.”
The 2014 Selection Committee members are: Brian Borde, Dennis Duggan, Margaret Gibbons, Michael Goodless, Thomas Herget, Deirdre Enos Lovett, Gary Maus, Sean McDonagh, Karen Duggan McLaughlin, Ellen McCarthy Needham, Richard Ryan and Tracy Bubas Turgeon.
“The Milton High Athletic Hall of Fame is a hardworking group that does a great job in honoring our student-athletes from all decades,” said James Jette, principal of Milton High School. “I had the luxury this past Saturday, September 20th of meeting some of the inductees, one being Joe Sidoti of the Class of 1964 who will be the first 3-time inductee. Not only are they great athletes, they are great people too. By recognizing the contribution of our high school athletes, we honor our town, our schools and both past and present residents of Milton who excelled at their sport.”
To make a donation to the MHSAHOF or to purchase a ticket to the induction ceremony reception at the Hoosic Club, please email: email@example.com
The following Athletic Update was provided by Larry Rooney, Athletic Director at Milton High School:
Record of 4-3 Sophie Cousineau leads the Herget Division with 5 goals and 4 assists, and we had a big win over Wellesley last week! There was also a big 1-0 win over Dedham on Tuesday, Sept 30th. The team holds a 5-3 record, which is tied for second in the division. Milton plays Weymouth on Thursday at home.
The boys soccer team ties their second game of the season with a 3-3 score at Dedham High School. Jonathan Cardoso scored twice to help the boys earn the point. The boys soccer team will attend the Curry College game on Wednesday night and play at Weymouth on Thursday. The team is 0-7-2 halfway through the season, but going in the right direction. The next games are vs Weymouth away on 10/2, and Needham away on 10/7.
The team is 3-5, but recently finished 8th out of 24 teams at the Amherst Invitational. Bridgett Mitchell ran the fastest time ever for a freshman on the course at Amherst and finished 5th out of 155 runners. On Tuesday night, our girls beat Dedham 18-40. Sophomore Colette O’Leary and Freshman Bridgett Mitchell finished first and second respectively.
The boys cross country team defeated Dedham Tuesday to run its record to 2 and 5. The teams top three runners all year have been John Lenane, Tim Lynch and Kevin Conway. Freshman Nick Villard has come on strong in recent weeks as well.
The Varsity Golf Team is now 6-5-1 after a loss Monday at Wellesley, and a win against Weymouth on Tuesday. The team hosts Brookline at home this week. The regular season wraps up the following week with matches against Weymouth, Natick and Dedham, and the Bay State League Tournament. The team needs two more wins to secure a spot in the Div. II South Sectional Tournament.
The MHS volleyball team is 8-3 overall and 5-3 in the league. The team is ranked 52 in the state and 19 in Division 2 and has clinched a tournament berth under the Sullivan Rule with a win over Dedham. They have set a team goal to enter the tournament with better than .500 ball this year. Player standouts include Senior Middle Hitter Olivia Taber who is currently #13 in Division 2 with kill percentages (74), Senior Outside Hitter Ciara Swan is #23 in Division 2 with a .123 Hitting percentage. Senior Meredith Kelly is #13 in Division 2 and # 3 in our own league with assists totaling 183 and Sophomore ‘Liebero’ Joanna Needham is #10 in the STATE, #4 in Division 2 and #1 in the Bay State League with 164 digs.
Our Team Record is 1-10 and the team played a great game Tuesday. The girls played together as a team and had a strong defense give a phenomenal game. We lost 1-0 and put our heart and soul into that game. Team Goalie Jacqui Losi has had an incredible year and continues to make incredible saves that keeps the team unified.
BOYS & GIRLS CREW
MHS line-ups/results at The Head of The Merrimack:
Event 46: Women’s Jr Novice 8+ competition Entry A: Miwa Joiner, Katherine Buchanan, Ruby D’Amato, Tricia Tape, Celia Cullinane, Julia Biagiotti, Morgan Smith, Antonina Welz, Maya Watanabe 1st place
Event 11: Women’s Jr 4+ competition Entry A: Margaret Boyce, Emma Heller, Meghan Donelan, Olivia Jensen, Kathryn Weidmann 5th place; Entry B: Meredith Clarke, Eleni Minias, Lucia Hainline, Annie Statham, Rachel Joyce 4th place; Entry C: Claire O’Neill, Brigitte Dugas, Elena Millwood, Hannah Carroll, Alexa Onishuk 10th place
Event 17: Mens Jr 8+ competition Entry A: Olivia Sidoti, Dane Matejka, Jackson Callahan, Nicolo Gilmore, Robert McCullough, Liam Hines, William Hess, Shane McLaughlin, Joshua Kery 3rd place; Entry B: Charlie Karoff, Matthew Nolan, Greg Hebard, Aidan Cullinane, Steven Matin, Whitman Davis, Liam Halloran, Rudy Chase 8th place
Event 19: Mens Jr Novice 8+ competition Entry A: Isaac Savona, Sean Ehrlich, Dylan MacLeod, Robert Dexter, Ben Corson, Timothy Karoff, Jasper Malcolm, Declan Foley, Emmett Kibbee 5th place
Event 41: Mens Jr 4+ competition Entry A: Olivia Sidoti, Nicolo Gilmore, Robert McCullough, Liam Hines, William Hess 3rd place; Entry B: Dane Matejka, Jackson Callahan, Shane McLaughlin, Joshua Kery 8th place Entry C: Courtney Dillon, Steven Matin, Whitman Davis, Liam Halloran, Rudy Chase 12th place; Entry D: Griffin McLaughlin, Charlie Karoff, Matthew Nolan, Greg Hebard, Aidan Cullinane 13th place
Event 43: Mens Jr Novice 4+ competition Entry A: Kevin Kleiman, Timothy Karoff, Jasper Malcolm, Declan Foley, Emmett Kibbee 1st place; Entry B: Sawyer Flanagan, ANDREW VIVEIROS, Alexander Merrill, Thomas Reilly, Andrew Freedman 2nd place
FOOTBALL The team has a 1-2 overall record with a 1-0 record in the Bay State Conference. Losses were to non-league schools Stoughton HS and Mansfield HS. The first win was on Saturday, Sept 27th vs Norwood HS 21-6. Next game is on Thursday, Oct 2 vs Dedham HS at Dedham HS at 7pm.
For sports schedules for all MHS teams, please click here: http://www.usatodayhss.com/school/milton-high-school-milton-ma/scores-and-schedule
Students: Three students from Milton High School serve as Student Representatives to the School Committee. These students not only attend the meetings, they participate and comment during these meetings and serve as valuable spokespersons for their peers. Thank you to Audrey Erickson, Matt McCarthy and Spencer Torres for their service on this committee.
Staff: I would like to recognize and thank Pierce Middle School Principal Dr. Karen Spaulding, who has been invaluable in training our teacher facilitators in the implementation of our new evaluation model and tool. Dr. Spaulding has led professional development for teachers and administrators on this new evaluation system which was developed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to promote student learning, growth, and achievement. Dr. Spaulding has worked tirelessly to plan workshops for district educators that focus on meeting performance standards to enhance professional growth and accountability and improve teaching and administrative leadership. I am very grateful to Dr. Spaulding for her expertise in this area and also for her outstanding leadership of the Pierce Middle School.
Volunteers: I would like to thank some of the hardest working volunteers in the Milton Public Schools. Our PTO presidents are the “front line” volunteers for each of our schools and their work is invaluable. Please help me to thank the following people who donate their time as PTO presidents: Collicot: Mary Clare Cantor, Linda Stefanick, Kerry Kelly, Chuck Karimbakas and Ken Bohlin. Cunningham: Robyn Quinn, Laura Woodward, Suzanne Glazer, Marie Mignosa and Stephanie O’Keefe. Glover: Nancy Kelly and Christine Tobin. Tucker: Kristen Lacasse and Michelle Schweitzer. Pierce Middle School: Sheila Varela, Karyn Viveiros, Marie Kelly and Trish Heelen. Milton High School: Kathy Peltier and Tricia Sullivan.
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