Milton Public Schools

Happy Thanksgiving!

Written By: Superintendent Gormley - Nov• 20•12


Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless – Mother Teresa

     I wanted to be sure that I sent out a brief note to the Milton Public School family before we break for the holiday weekend. To me, the Thanksgiving holiday is the perfect time to let the staff, students and families of the Milton Public Schools know how much I value and appreciate them. I am thankful every day for the teaching, the learning, the hard work and effort, the coaching, the practicing, the singing and dancing, the creating, the improving and most importantly, the genuine love of learning that occurs in each of our six schools. Please take some time over the weekend to enjoy your loved ones and to give thanks for all that we have. Thank you.

MPS NEWS 

I am very sorry to announce the death of retired Milton High School principal Roger Connor. Mr. Connor served as principal of Milton High School from 1971 to 1982.

He was the husband of Kathleen (Carroll); father of Eileen (Callahan), Roger Jr., Kevin and Daniel; grandfather of 10: and great grandfather of three.

A Milton resident, Mr. Connor was a Navy veteran of World War II. He served Milton Town Meeting member for 40 years and was a member and past-president of the Milton Democratic Town Club. He volunteered with Meals-On-Wheels, the Council of Aging and South Shore Elder Services. Mr. Connor was a Milton Hospital corporation member and, along with his wife Kathleen, 20-year Milton Hospital volunteers.

Many of you may remember Mr. Connor as an avid walker, who continued to be part of the Milton High School community into his 80s, by walking on the indoor track at the Copeland Field House three days a week.

A Funeral Mass was held for Mr. Connor today at 10:30 am at St. Agatha’s Church in Milton.

His full obituary can be viewed here: http://www.dolanfuneral.com/obituaries/

Retired Milton High School Principal Roger Connor

CURRICULUM NEWS

On November 17, eight students from Milton High School attended  the Granite State Certamen (Latin Competition) at Dover High School in  Dover, New Hampshire.

At this Certamen, students competed against other schools by answering questions about the Latin language, ancient Roman culture, mythology, and history. Milton High School was the only school from Massachusetts in attendance, and represented our state well by placing in the top ten in what was, for many team members, their first ever Certamen. Our next competition is at Boston Latin Academy in January. Congratulations to :Jack McGrath, Max Welz, Maeve Lydon, Kendall Van Allen, Derek Perkins, Matthew Aldrich, Matthew McAuliffe, Matthew Nolan, and Latin Instructor Matthew Webb.

Shown in the photo, from left to right are:  Latin Instructor Matthew Webb, Latin students Jack McGrath, Max Welz, Maeve Lydon, Kendall Van Allen, Derek Perkins, Matthew Aldrich, Matthew McAuliffe, and Matthew Nolan.

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Save the Date! Our Milton High Robotics Team will host a statewide Robotics Competition on December 15th at Milton High School. Come celebrate Computer Science week with the Milton High robotics team as they host a statewide robotics competition. This competition is an official qualifying event for the First Tech Challenge. Fore more information about the team, email Marilyn Decker at mdecker@miltonps.org or for more information about the meet, visit http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc/

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Second Annual Teens in Need Fundraiser will be held this Saturday, November 24th from 7 to 11 pm at the Milton Woman’s Club on Reedsdale Road. Milton residents will be getting together to take part in some raffles, enjoy a night out, and most importantly raise much-needed funds for fellow residents who are high school students in need of some support.

Milton Teens in Need is a grass roots aid organization aimed at providing financial assistance to teenagers throughout our community. Our partnership with Karen Cahill and Lisa Spinelli (Milton High School Guidance) helps ensure that we are targeting students who are truly in need and all funds raised go directly to students and families. Last year, this group raised approximately $7,000 and have spent close to $4,500 on students who could not afford such things as college application fees, graduation outfits costs, all night party tickets, AP exam fees, prom tickets and during the holiday season, – much-needed gift cards.

Ritie Muse and Karen DeLuca, both with Teens in Need, ran a Prom Dress Swap Night at the Hoosic Club for all Milton High School students who wanted to drop off a dress to donate and pick one up for themselves to wear. This low-cost night was a hit with all students who were attending a junior or senior prom. This is a great way to give students a cost effective way to attend these important events.

Raffles will include a Flat Screen television, iPad, and more. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door. If you are unable to attend, but would like to send a donation,please make checks payable to: Milton Student Activities Fund and mail it to: Milton Teens in Need c/o Karen DeLuca, 84 Indian Spring Road, Milton MA 02186

FUNDRAISING NEWS

Father Bill’s & Mainspring are in need of personal care items for residents of their shelters. PTO members have placed donation boxes in the each of our school’s main offices and will be collecting through December 1st. We are looking for donations of the following items: twin sheets/blankets, bath & hand towels, undergarments, thermal undergarments, sweatpants, socks, razors & shaving cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste & mouthwash, shampoo, conditioner (trial size ok) bar soap, deodorant, nail clippers, shower shoes, slippers, feminine care products, adhesive bandages and antiseptic ointment. New items only, please.

The Milton Public School system is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the provision of quality educational programs for all students. The Milton Public School system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, age or sexual orientation.

 

 

 

 

 


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