Milton Public Schools

May 26th E-Blast

Written By: Superintendent Gormley - May• 26•17

From: Mary C. Gormley
To: Parents/Guardians and Staff
Re: E-blast Update
Date:  Friday, May 26, 2017

FROM THE DESK OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

We are all looking forward to a long Memorial Day weekend, but we should make an effort to keep in mind the true meaning of this holiday. Memorial Day is a federal holiday which recognizes the sacrifice of the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. Here in the Milton Public Schools, we observe the holiday in several ways.

  • Our high school marching band participates in the annual Memorial Day parade after the flag raising ceremony held in front of  Town Hall on Monday, May 29th at 9:30am.
  • Earlier this month, a group of high school students volunteered to put flags on the graves of deceased veterans buried at Milton Cemetery. These student volunteers worked with Kevin Cook, Milton’s Director of Veterans Services. Students also met with a sailor from the USS Constitution, who shared her experience as a US Navy sailor. Many thanks to the following students, as well as members of the JV football team, who were also on hand to help: Josh Wright, Rich Laine, Hurbens Villette, Sarah Mitchell, Amalia Halpin, Shannon Young, Nita Paolucci, Katie Biagiotti, John Carey, Aiden Sullivan, Crystal Chen, Clarissa Waldmann and Isablle Richer.

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  • Milton High School’s own bugle player, Lemuel Marc, will perform the National Anthem at the JFK Library’s Memorial Day observance on Monday.
  • The history and meaning of Memorial Day is discussed in history and social studies classes at the middle and high school levels and by classroom teachers in our elementary schools. Please see the beautiful student artwork and poetry sent to us by Karen McDavitt, our Glover principal.

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Again, I hope you all have a peaceful and relaxing long weekend. Classes resume on Tuesday, May 30th.

SCHOOL COMMITTEE UPDATE

There have been no School Committee meetings since my last E-blast. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, June 7th at 7 pm in the Milton TV Access studio, Room 245, Milton High School.

CURRICULUM NEWS

The following item was submitted by Special Education Teacher and Coordinator of the Young Men’s Group & the Young Women’s Group, Larry Jordan:

Earlier this year, the Young Men’s and The Young Women’s Group traveled to KPMG Boston, a professional service company, to participate in a career day designed just for our programs.  The students had an amazing experience. (See photo below) As part of the trip, KPMG Boston donated $750 worth of books to our programs. The book grant came through the FirstBook website which offers popular texts at a significantly discounted price.  We ordered over 30 books and still have over $300 available to use on this website.  As you can see from the second picture below, many of the books are already being put to good use!

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The following item was submitted by Amy Gale, Cunningham and Collicot Curriculum Coordinator:

Last weekend, we celebrated the winners of the Forbes House Museum Lincoln Drawing and Essay Contest with an award ceremony at Pierce Middle School. Congratulations to all the winners! Please enjoy some of these photos from the event:

Donna Gauvin, Glover Grade 5

 

 

Isabella Murphy, Tucker Gr 4

Isabella Murphy, Tucker Gr 4

Niamh Guilderson, Cunningham Grade 4

Sasha Norton, Glover Grade 1

Violet Kirby, Collicot Grade 2

 

 

Robert Weddleton, Cunningham Kindergarten

Penelope Jain, Tucker Grade 3

Owen Murphy, Donna Gauvin, Sophia Navas, Sasha Norton, all from Glover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cunningham Principal Jon Redden with Grand Prize Winner Sophie McFadden, Grade 4, Cunningham.

 

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The following item was submitted by Elementary Curriculum Coordinators: Cat DesRoche, Amy Gale and Meredith Kempf:

Everyday Math Curriculum provides many opportunities for differentiated learning at all grade levels.  Utilizing technology, small group activities, targeted lessons and games are just some of the ways teachers organize Math Learning Centers in their classrooms. By focusing on one topic and presenting it in a variety of ways, students have the chance to interact with math concepts more than once.   Fourth grade students engage in  math centers all related to units. For example, students may use  Chromebook centers on Study Island to complete a custom made assignment related to the unit of study. Students practice their computer skills while working through a number of standards-based math problems.  At another teacher-led center, students may write in their math journals about both number sense and division and explain in writing their rationale for their answer.  The teacher leads and scaffolds as appropriate and checks in with students individually as needed.  In another center, students might work on a mixed number top-it game together. Students talk through their thinking together and have a recording sheet to demonstrate their understanding.  Math Learning Centers are a great way to engage all students in many ways.  It gives the opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding through talk, writing, games and with technology!

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The following items were submitted by Dawn Sykes, Director of Fine and Applied Arts:

The year 2017 marks the centennial of the birth of President John F. Kennedy. To celebrate this milestone, the JFK Presidential Library and Museum is hosting a series of performances by choirs and string orchestras in the 9-story glassed-in pavilion.  We are pleased to have three Milton ensembles invited to perform for this momentous event AND we just learned today that Lemuel Marc, a freshman trumpet player, will be participating in Memorial Day Observance Ceremonies at the library on Monday.  Lemuel will play the National Anthem at the first flag raising at 9am, and “Taps,” at the flag lowering at 5pm. What an honor!

MHS Bugle Player, Lemuel Marc
Monday, May 29 at 9am and 5pm
Milton High School String Ensemble:
June 7th at 3:00PM
Milton High School Mixed Chorus:
June 14th at 2:00PM
Pierce Middle School Girls Chorus:
June 15th at 3:00PM

Parents and Guardians who are interested in attending the performance should contact their child’s music director for information.

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Last week, the Tri-M Music Honor Society elected a new executive board for the 2017-18 school year.  Tri-M is a national honor society for student musicians, which focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy.  In the upcoming school year, Milton High School will have 28 members!  Congratulations to these new Milton Tri-M Chapter Officers:

President – Grace Varela
Vice President- Nethania Marc
Secretary- Eva Chow
Treasurer- Kaleigh Pentland
Public Relations- Hue-Ninh Nguyen

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The following item was submitted by Joyce White, Culinary Arts and Fashion Design Teacher:

Over the past several months, the students of the MHS Fashion Design program have been assembling and sewing quilts for the benefit of Project Linus, an organization that provides blankets to seriously ill children and adults.  Project Linus decided this year to add victims of the opioid crisis to the list of recipients of the handmade quilts and blankets.  This week, Milton students donated 35 blankets to this worthy cause.

Through Project Linus, students met several Massachusetts Frameworks and course requirements within the Fashion Design curriculum, including identifying common quilt patterns, coordinating fabrics, and calculating the yardage needed to create a pieced quilt.  The project also included environmentally friendly practices for fabric usage, such as recycling, redesigning, and repurposing scraps of material to create a useful product.  Finally, the students received community service credit for their philanthropic involvement in the project.

In the picture below, Fashion Design students along with retired MPS teacher, Nancy Kearns, the area representative for Project Linus, are featured with the donated quilts.

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Bottom Row: Chandler Lainge, Darshelle Jean Pierre, Alannah Corcoran, Sophia Deal, Natalie Carroll, Nancy Kearns (regional director for project Linus), Grace Noonan, Kristy Chan, Top Row: Caitlin O’Sullivan, Ciara Foley, Aine Buchau, Kaira Monroe, Elena Curran, Steven St. Leger, Ruby Baker-Poveromo, Maeve Jrolf, Colette O’Leary, Lucy Crawford, Jenna Conroy, Madelyne Shea, Hannah Freeman, Lidia Villada, Carmen Cushing.

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Below are the answers from the CML questions from last week’s blast.

  • Julio has 14 pennies, 4 nickels and 2 dimes. How many different ways can he make 24 cents? Answer: 7
  • Find two numbers that multiply to 18 and add to 11. Answer: 9 & 2
  • Anastasia has 225 pennies in a jar. First she took 42 pennies out of the jar to buy a notebook. She later earned 25 cents in pennies and put them in her jar. She now emptied the jar of pennies on a table and stacked all her pennies in 4 equal piles. There are _____ pennies in each pile. Answer: 52
  • Mrs. Sanders cut 6 apples into quarters. Using all the pieces, each child received 3 pieces of apple. How many children were at the party? Answer: 11

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The following item was submitted by Humanities Director Barbara Wright:

We have four new students who have been accepted to the InIt Leadership Program this summer. InIt (short for Initiative) is a program run by the YWCA and is made up of groups of students, called delegations, from high schools and organizations across the Greater Boston area. There are three to four students in each delegation.

The MHS students chosen to participate are Dominik Hyppolite, Gigi Jiang, Josie Cousineau and James Le. YWCA Boston’s Youth Leadership Initiative (InIt) is a ten-month youth program that trains high school students to become social justice leaders in their school communities. This is a fabulous opportunity for our students to develop leadership skills. Congrats!

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The following item was submitted by Tucker Elementary School Principal Elaine McNeil Girmai:

Tucker Elementary School last night hosted a wonderful visiting artist program. Szu-Chieh Yun is an artist who works in painting, sculpture, and digital photography. Her work ranges from photo-realistic oil paintings to geometric abstraction in paintings and sculpture. Drawn from personal experiences of crossing between distinct cultures and places, she creates works in response to her surroundings and in reflection of her identity. Szi-Chieh worked with Tucker students all week long on an installation for Tucker School! http://szuchiehyun.wixsite.com/szuchiehyun

SUMMER PROGRAMS

The following item was submitted by Bernadette Butler and Cat DesRoche, Co-Directors of Milton Summer Enrichment (MSE.)

Hello Milton Families! Thank you to those who have registered your student(s) for Milton Summer Enrichment! In order to ensure a smooth start to the program, we are requiring that all families pick up student schedules prior to the start of the program.  We are offering three opportunities to do this at various times of the day and week:

  • Thursday, June 8th:   3-8 pm Milton High School Lobby
  • Monday, June 12th:   5-8 pm Milton High School Lobby
  • Saturday, June 17th:   9-12 pm Copeland Field House Lobby

When you arrive, you will receive the following:

  • Schedule for each student you have registered on a lanyard (Save and bring to MSE each day)
  • Map of updated dismissal plan
  • General MSE Information and reminders

In addition, if your student needs to have a prescription/medicine on hand through MSE, we are offering two drop off dates so that the first week can go smoothly. This is a great opportunity to meet the MSE nurse and ask any questions you might have and/or share relevant information about your child/ren.  Please choose one of the following dates/times:

  • Tuesday, June 20th: 3-5 pm Milton High School Lobby
  • Thursday, June 22nd: 3-5 pm Milton High School Lobby

Please do not hesitate to email us with any questions or concerns. You can reach us at mse@miltonps.org

UPCOMING MPS EVENTS

The following item was submitted by Noel R. Vigue, Director of Health and Physical Education:

4 Rules for Managing Tech Time with Kids

Families today are busy. Often everyone is running in different directions, and texting each other under the same roof is becoming the new normal. This disconnect in personal touch is troublesome.  To keep our sanity, and our face-to-face conversations alive, many families have started exploring following these four rules:

  1. Device-free dinners – this leads to engaging conversations, especially when we don’t have easy access to answering questions about topics that come up.
  2. No phones during homework or study time – my two teenagers have made it a habit to have their phones in the other room for chunks of time while they study. They both also work to not go on YouTube videos etc. on the computer during that time. Tessa spends about 30 minutes at a time studying and then takes about a 10-minute break on her phone. It is not without temptations, lapses (I can relate!) and I do stay involved by asking how things are going and by looking at her homework with her at times. I try to focus much more on the positives than the negatives—saying how great she has done when staying on task rather than complaining that it’s not long enough.
  3. Phone-free bedrooms at sleeping time—this is exactly what it sounds like. No phones, tablets, TV’s or computers in the bedroom when the lights go out.
  4. Leave your phone at home during family outings. You will get a lot of resistance to this one, but stand firm. The kids will concede. I have insisted on leaving the devices at home during family outings for quite some time. I have a goal for them to go a day without the phone, longer if we are camping. Not only does this promote a more intimate family bonding experience, I believe it decreases their, and our, compulsion to always check our devices. This helps when they are in school and have the urge to check during class.

Use these four rules as a conversation starter, then come up with a few rules of your own that will work for your family.

To learn more about managing your child’s technology use, join us for a FREE screening of the film SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, Monday June 5, 2017 at either 3:00pm OR 6:30pm held in the MHS auditorium.  Families are encouraged to attend with their children ages 9+.  For more information contact Milton Public Schools Health & Physical Education Director, Mr. Noel Vigue at nvigue@miltonps.org  (Information provided by Tech Talk Tuesdays: Screenagers filmmaker Delaney Ruston)

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The following item was submitted by Pierce Players:

Save the Date!! Tickets to the Pierce Players’ production of YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN  can be purchased at the door or ordered in advance (until June 7th at 3pm). Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly recommended as we never know when a performance will sell out. General admission tickets are $10. Performance Schedule: Thursday, June 8th at 7PM Friday, June 9th at 7PM Saturday, June 10th at 2PM

GRANT/FUNDRAISING NEWS

Please note, the MHS Girls Tennis team will be hosting a Cans for Cats event with a move over to the Collicot/Cunningham Driveway on Saturday June 3rd, 9:00-12:00am.

FROM THE READERS

Please see this article, which describes the newest fad, fidget spinners, and how some schools are dealing with them.

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Also, one of our former parents sent me the following item from the JFK Library Foundation’s website, written by Caroline Kennedy.

Dear Friend of the Kennedy Library, This coming Monday would be my father’s 100th birthday. As President Kennedy becomes a part of history, I’m often asked how his life, words and actions can help guide us in today’s world. On this anniversary, my children and I would like to share with you what his legacy means to us. I hope you’ll take a moment to watch.   Also, as noted above in my “Curriculum” section, some of our MPS music students will be helping to commemorate the 100th birthday. Milton High School String Ensemble will perform June 7th at 3:00pm; Milton High School Mixed Chorus will perform June 14th at 2:00pm; and Pierce Middle School Girls Chorus will perform June 15th at 3:00pm.

VISUAL ARTS

The following item was submitted by April Lamoureux, a parent volunteer:

Milton Public Schools is excited to host two installations of the Milton Art Center’s “Art In Windows” (AIW) project. AIW is a wonderful program that enables children and teens to display their artwork in a public domain which sends a powerful message that their voices are heard and valued, and increases the likelihood of future civic engagement as these children grow into adults. This year’s AIW theme is “Animals” – demonstrating compassion, respect and responsibility for our fellow living beings on earth. The participating children brainstormed this idea and created their own projects.

A third grade team from Glover used recyclables to create large, colorful “bird monsters” that they installed in the grass knoll near Glover school at the intersection of Brook Road and Canton Ave. The artists who created this project are (L-R): Natalie Doiran (5th gr), Aidan Reardon (1st gr), Al Bonus, Matthew Reardon, Enzo Doiran, Zach Hyne, Lucas Ilzarbe, Andy Lamoreux, and Kyle Davison.

A first grade team from Glover painted four large animal scenes – a butterfly garden, lush forest, warm desert, and under the sea – which are installed on the front lawn of Pierce Middle School.  The artists who created this project are (L-R): Olivia Lamoureux, Mila Clark, Sophie Middleton, Katie Donahue, Laine Anderson, and Sloane Anderson. Missing from the picture are Gemma Ansello and Evelyn Hyne (K).

Congratulations to our artists and the Milton Public Schools would like to thank them for sharing these works with us.

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Also, please join members of the MPS community on Wednesday, June 14th from 6-7:30pm for the 5th grade ACE Art Show in the Keyes Room at the Milton Public Library.

Artwork from all four elementary schools will be on display as well as student work inspired by beloved art teacher, Ms. Clavette.

Through the generosity of our amazing community, each elementary school received two art display towers in loving memory of Caitlin Clavette. We hope you can join us to view the amazing work of our 5th grade ACE students and artwork inspired by Ms. Clavette displayed on our new art display towers.

NEWS AROUND TOWN

The following item was sent to us by Barbara C. Martin, Contract and Licensing Agent/Benefits Assistant for the Town of Milton:

The town’s Memorial Day observance will have two centennial themes this year. The town will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the entry of the United States into World War I, and it will also mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy, a Navy war hero in World War II.

Services will begin at the Town Green at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 29, with the raising of the flag and placement of a wreath at the World War I Memorial adjacent to the Town Green by Members of American Legion Post 114.

The Memorial Day events are under the joint leadership of Milton’s Director of Veterans Services, Kevin Cook; Al Williams, Veterans’ Service Officer; and Frank Stout of American Legion Post 114.

Dr. James R. Holmes, PhD and U.S. Navy Veteran from the Newport War College, will be this year’s featured speaker. Dr. Holmes is a professor of strategy and a 2016 recipient of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Medal.  A former U.S. Navy surface-warfare officer and combat veteran of the first Gulf War, Dr. Holmes served as a weapons and engineering officer on the battleship Wisconsin. He was the last gunnery officer to fire a battleship’s big guns in anger.

May 29th is the 100th anniversary of President Kennedy’s birth. U.S. Navy officer Kennedy commanded a PT boat in the Pacific in World War II. He heroically rescued members of his crew after the boat was hit by a Japanese destroyer.  Joining Dr. Holmes in highlighting this year’s naval theme will be a Color Guard from the USS Constitution, which will march in the annual parade.

2017 is also the 100th anniversary of the United States entry into World War 1. Speaking about Milton residents who participated in this historical event will be David T. Burnes, Chair of Milton’s Board of Selectmen.

Shortly after the ceremony at the Town Green, all color guards, elected and appointed state and local officials, legion members, Boy and Girl Scout troops, will proceed down Canton Avenue to Centre Street, to Milton Cemetery accompanied by Milton High School’s marching band.

Services at the Cemetery will begin at 10:00 a.m. with welcoming remarks by the Commander of American Legion Post 114, Paul McDonnell; Al Williams, Veterans’ Service Officer for Milton and Randolph, and Joseph M. Reardon, Cemetery Trustee.

All residents, friends and family are cordially invited to attend the Memorial Day Observance, which pays tribute to the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.   In case of inclement weather, ceremonies will take place at the Council on Aging, 10 Walnut Street, Milton.

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The following item was submitted by Robert McCrystal with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton:

 Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton will hold its eighth annual Community Health Walk and Health Fair on Saturday, June 10, from 9:30 am – 2 pm at the hospital, located at 199 Reedsdale Road, Milton.

The family-oriented, health and wellness event starts at 9:30 am with registration for a 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) or a one-mile walk which will start at 10 am from the hospital’s Highland Street Parking Lot.

The walks will be followed by family-oriented events including face painting, children’s obstacle course, tours of several emergency response vehicles and DJ entertainment. A free barbeque lunch will be available starting at 12 noon.

Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster will once again stop by and be available to meet and be photographed with kids of all ages from 11 – 11:45 am.

Returning this year will be the Teddy Bear Clinic, a hit at the event last year. Children can bring their sick or injured bears to be evaluated and treated by BID-Milton Emergency Department staff. A community health fair in the hospital’s main lobby will begin at 11 am. Health screenings, including hearing and vision tests, will be available as will displays and information from area health and wellness providers.

The hospital will also formally award its Community Health Grants to several local organizations whose programs address the primary health needs of the community. Funds raised at the event will go towards the hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Visit the hospital’s website at www.bidmilton.org/walk  to download registration forms. Registration is $5 per walker, except children under the age of 12 who are free.

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The following item was submitted by Patti Dobrindt of the Milton Junior Woman’s Club:

The 40th annual Milton Road Race will be run Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 starting and finishing at Cunningham Hall. The race is hosted and organized by the Milton Junior Woman’s Club. The first 500 registered runners receive a swag bag with fun goodies in it including a 40th anniversary t-shirt!  The last 3 years we have had more than 800 runners participate in the race between the 5K and 10K runs. All the proceeds for the race go back into our community in the form of grants to local non profits and scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are Milton residents.

We are sponsored by many local organizations including these GOLD sponsors: Reebok, Symmons Industries, LLM Design, ProForma Printing and Promotion, the Cunningham Foundation and Fallon Ambulance along with the Milton Police Department, Milton Fire Department and the Milton Department of Public Works. We could not put on this event with out all their help. We are also grateful to have an amazing community turn out every year with lots of families running. Many of the schools create teams as well. Check in with your principal to see who the school captain is– or start a team for your school!

We have big plans for this year’s race including live entertainment and kids activities!! I hope you will join us and make the event a huge success!! The link to register is www.miltonroadrace.racewire.com Online registration is $30 for adults (19 and older) $20 for youth (18 and younger).  In person registration is $35 for adults- the youth rate is the same.

MILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

The following item was sent to us by Sara Truog, MPL Children’s Librarian:

Spring has sprung at the Milton Public Library! Fun family activities including books, programs, coloring, games, puppets and more are available every day for you to check out in the Children’s Room. Summer is coming soon, though – and that means it’s time to sign up for the Library’s Summer Reading Challenge. It’s an on-your-own, do-it-anywhere, totally FREE reading program for kids entering kindergarten through entering grade 6 in September. Participants read any books they want, track how many minutes they read, and enter their minutes read on our website. By reading and logging, you become eligible to win prizes, attend programs, and more. This year’s theme is Build a Better World, and registration is available on our website at www.miltonlibrary.org.

In addition to our regular storytimes on Tuesday, we have these exciting programs for the young people in your life happening during the week of June 4 – 10:

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 7:15 – 7:45 pm
SPUB Club, Ages 7-11

Join the SPUB Club! Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club for kids aged 7-11. Miss Sara will read a few chapters of a book each week; your job is to listen, while engaging in hands-on activities like Lego building, play-dough sculpting, Rubik’s cubes, and more. No registration is required. Note: This will be our final meeting of the year.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Teddy Bear Picnic, All Ages

Join us for our annual Teddy Bear Picnic for bears and bear lovers of all ages! The festivities begin at 11:00 am with a concert presented by Roger Tincknell that will feature some very bearish songs. Bring along your lunch for the picnic that follows the concert. Weather permitting, we will picnic on the lawn along Reedsdale Road after the concert and give all the bears a chance to make new friends. (Teddy dogs, cats and whatevers are welcome, too!) No registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

Friday, June 9, 2017 from 10:00 – 11:00 am
Yoga with Jill, Ages 3-5

Children ages 3-5 are invited to come to this fun time learning yoga with Jill Pokaski Azar, certified yoga instructor. Registration is required (separate sign up for each session) and will open two weeks before each class. 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. Also, like the Milton Public Library Children’s Room on Facebook and get updates right in your news feed! Please contact the Children’s Room if you have questions about any of our programs or services. To see a complete listing of library events, please click here:

ATHLETICS

The following item was submitted by Athletic Director Eric Karjel:

Today marks the official end of the regular season play for spring sports. Please see the update from the past week:

BASEBALL: Baseball will play today at Dorchester High School against Boston Latin Academy, in a win-or-go-home game.  If they beat Academy today, they will qualify for the tournament.

GIRLS OUTDOOR TRACK: Girls Track will look to continue their success on Sunday, when they go out to Burlington for the DIII Championships!

GIRLS LACROSSE: Another first-year coach, Katherine Phelan, has guided the Girls Lacrosse game to their first tournament berth since 2008.  The girls finished 9-7 and await seeding on Friday afternoon.

RUGBY: Rugby beat Algonquin on Wednesday, also their senior night, giving them the #2 seed entering the tournament – the first MIAA Rugby tournament in history.  They will likely play Algonquin again in the first round next week.

BOYS TENNIS: Boys Tennis waits until Tuesday to find out who they will be playing in the tournament, after finishing the season 13-5. They had a tremendous season lead by Michael Gates and Gianni Rodriguez, with freshman Nate Dickens also playing very well.

SOFTBALL: Softball will likely play their last game tomorrow morning, if today’s match-up with Sharon is postponed.  They had a a great season under first-year coach Elise Fortier.

CREW: Our crew teams had a very successful crew weekend last weekend. There were great performances at two regattas on Saturday and Sunday: the Mayor’s Cup Regatta in Medford on Saturday and at the Moose on the Malden in Malden on Sunday. Please see results below:

Girls Team:

1st Varsity Four: 1st
Coxswain- Brigette Dugas, Morgan Smith, Maia Adley, Maya Wantanabe, Lucy Hainline

2nd Varsity Four: 1st
Coxswain- Sara Cavanough, Lilli Cormack, Alex Kelly, Kelly Hines, Mira Joiner

3rd Varsity Four: 3rd
Coxswain- Olivia Shapiro, Frances Collins, Tricia Trape, Izzy DeFilippo, Raquel Gallagher

1st Novice Four: 1st
Coxswain-Mayu Joiner, Elena Curran , Maggie Haley, Darby McCullough, Anie Buchau

1st Varsity Eight: 1st (Mayor’s Cup) Coxswain- Olivia Shapiro, Morgan Smith, Maia Adley, Maya Wantanabe, Lucy Hainline, Lilli Cormack, Alex Kelly, Kelly Hines, Mira Joiner

Boys’ Team:

1st Varsity Four
Courtney Dillon (coxswain), Jackson Callahan, Jasper Malcolm, Robbie Dexter, Whitman Davis

2nd Varsity Four
Isaac Savona (coxswain), Henry McKay, Jack Cullen, JJ (Jeremiah) Hainline, Emmett Kibbee

3rd Varsity Four:
Isabelle Neville (coxswain), Rony Exantus, Elias Deaibes, Paul Goodman, Griffin McLaughlin

1st Varsity Eight
Courtney Dillon (coxswain), Henry McKay, Jack Cullen, JJ (Jeremiah) Hainline, Jasper Malcolm, Robbie (Robert) Dexter, Whitman Davis, Jackson Callahan, Emmett Kibbee

1st Novice Four
Isabelle Neville (coxswain), Rony Exantus, Aidan Braithwaite, Paul Goodman, Nikolai Zychowicz

For sports schedules for all MHS teams, please click here: http://schedules.schedulestar.com/Milton-High-School-Milton-MA/season/08-28-2015/

AMBASSADOR PAGE

As part of our E-blast, we highlight students, teachers and members of the community whose hard work deserves recognition.  Please read about some of their outstanding accomplishments below:

Students: I am so proud of these fifth grade volunteers. During the month of May, a group of Glover 5th graders visited Unquity House as part of the class’ commitment to volunteering. Students Jocelyn Vrettas, Alex Files, Noah Moreau, Ankien Nguyen, Soraya Darvish, and Rory Martin showed that “Glover’s Got Talent” by putting on a talent show featuring jokes, saxophone, piano, riddles, cello, singing, and ukulele. The students and seniors also played games and shared a snack. Please enjoy these photos: https://goo.gl/photos/KtXcqtXa74AjMkxq5

Staff:   Thank you to Eric Karjel, our Athletic Director, who will be retiring at the end of this school year and moving back to his home state of New York. I’d also like to thank Dr. Angela Burke, our Technology Director, who recently accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer for the Randolph Public Schools. I’d like to thank both of these educational professionals for their time in the Milton Public Schools and wish them success in their future.

Volunteers: I would like to recognize and thank Elaine Davis and Karen Hainline for organizing this year’s All Night Party, along with the dozens of volunteers who will be helping out.  On June 4th, the evening after graduation, the Milton High School Class of 2017 will arrive with great anticipation at the Copeland Field House for the infamous All-Night Party, a celebration of their achievements, with great food, rocking music, activities and memories to last a lifetime.  It is a SAFE way for our graduates to celebrate:  have a secure, drug-free and alcohol-free evening in a community supported way to keep our kids protected while enjoying this rite of passage.  The ticket price does not cover the total cost of the volunteer-run event, which is why we ask for donations to help cover the cost of food and fun.  Contributions of any size may be made to Milton High School PTSFO 25 Gile Rd. Milton MA 02186 (memo: All-Night Party). Please contact MaryJane Walsh at maryjane-walsh@comcast.net with any questions. And again, thank you  to these volunteers!!  Any MPS parent/guardian who wishes to volunteer can sign up by using the link below:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054da8ab2da20-allnight

The Milton Public School system does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, gender identity, transgender status, gender transitioning, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, pregnancy/parenting status, marital status, sexual orientation, homelessness, or military status, in any of its programs, activities or operations. These include, but are not limited to, admissions, equal access to programs and activities, hiring and firing of staff, provision of and access to programs and services, as well as selection of volunteers, vendors and employers recruiting at the Milton Public Schools.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, students, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Asst. Superintendent for Curriculum & Human Resources, 617-696-4812

 

 

 

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