July 7th E-Blast

From: Mary C. Gormley
To: Parents/Guardians and Staff
Re: E-blast Update
Date: Friday, July 7th, 2017

FROM THE DESK OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

I hope that all of our Milton Public Schools families are enjoying the start of summer. Although many of our students are enjoying time off, we still have a bustling crowd at the high school, where Milton Summer Enrichment is headquartered, and at the Collicot School, where Camp Cunningham and some of our ESY programs are located.  There also programs running at Pierce (Welcome to Middle School!) and Tucker Elementary School (Camp Innovation.) Although we hope that everyone can enjoy a little down time, I would like to give a gentle reminder  that summer reading and, for some grade levels, summer course work, should be on your radar. Also, for those with students entering Grades 6 and 9, please see the item below under “Residency” for more information on how to re-register your student. Please read below for more district news and information.

SCHOOL COMMITTEE UPDATE

There have been no School Committee meetings since my last E-blast. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, July 26th at 7 pm in the Milton TV Access studio, Room 245, Milton High School.

CURRICULUM NEWS

The Milton High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America just returned from an amazing trip to Anaheim, where they competed at Nationals!  The students networked with 13,000 FBLA students from all over the world (every state was represented, along with China, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Haiti.) They attended three days of workshops, went to Disneyland and California Adventure, and most importantly made memories that will last a lifetime! MHS rising senior Domenic Jancaterino won 8th place in the country in Economics! Here is a link to the video that Club Advisor AJ Melanson created for the parents & students. Congratulations to all! https://animoto.com/play/CVo22gvA33ZN6yFOpN9XQg

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The following item was sent to us by MSE Directors Bernadette Butler and Cat DesRoche:

On Monday, June 26th, we welcomed over 500 students to the Milton High School for the first day of Milton Summer Enrichment!  Thank you to all the MSE families for an outstanding start to the program!

We have a dedicated staff of more than 50 instructors engaging students in hands on classes each hour from 8am-12pm.  Students are enjoying courses ranging from Soccer Scores to Chess and STEM Fun to Hip Hop!  In addition to the course instructors, we have 70 High School student ‘Red Shirts’ assisting students to get from one course to another, accessing course material and ensuring safety and efficiency during arrival and dismissal. As always, please reach out with any questions, comments or concerns to: mse@miltonps.org.

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In the last E-blast, I reported on the  pumpkin planting at the Pierce Middle School. Science Teacher. Jeff Stoodt, along with volunteer extraordinaire Beth Neville, helped Pierce students to plant 100 pumpkins, plus sunflowers.  Please enjoy these photos from this wonderful project:

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I wanted to make families aware of a new social media app that I just learned about which could have serious implications. The Blue Whale Challenge is an app that instructs its participants (many preteens) to carry out increasingly dangerous tasks and self-harm over 50 days. Users are encouraged to tag friends on social media and ‘challenge’ them to participate in the game.

USA Today (May 25, 2017) reported on how it works – “Over the course of 50 days, an anonymous administrator assigns kids self-harm tasks. The challenges may start by asking kids to watch a scary movie and then grow increasingly dangerous to include acts like cutting. On the 50th day, the participant is supposed to commit suicide. The game can reach kids through social-media channels like Instagram, SnapChat, YouTube and texting.”

It’s very concerning because these apps are targeting a very vulnerable population. I would encourage parents to:

* ask your kids if there are ANY new games or popular challenges that they or their friends are hearing about or playing on social media or online

* search for hashtags like #BlueWhaleChallenge and/or photos of a blue whale on your kids’ social media accounts.

STAFF/FACULTY NEWS

There have been a few changes in our staff and personnel. First, I would like to announce the hiring of a new Instructional Technology Director. Milton High School Business and Technology teacher AJ Melanson took over this position effective July 1st.  Mr. Melanson will be replacing Dr. Angela Burke, who has accepted a position in the Randolph Public Schools.  We are looking forward to Mr. Melanson’s energy and expertise as the district’s Instructional Technology Director.

I am also pleased to report that Pierce Middle School math teacher Mary Shapiro has accepted the intermediate grades math coach, a Unit A position that is a new position as of our successful Override. This is outstanding news for our elementary teachers and thus our elementary grade students, to say nothing of the addition of this gifted and talented individual to our Leadership Team. Congratulations to Ms. Shapiro!

We are also very pleased to announce the hiring of Assistant Principals for each of our elementary schools. These .5 positions were created as a result of the recent Override and will result in a more effective and efficient administrative leadership model at our elementary schools. Each of these experienced educators will serve as half-time assistant principals and half-time curriculum coordinators.

  • At Collicot, Amy Gale will serve as Assistant Principal, as well as the English Language/Math Coordinator.
  • At Cunningham, Bernadette Butler will serve as Assistant Principal, as well as the English Language/Math Coordinator.
  • At Glover, Sara MacNeil, will serve as Assistant Principal, as well as the English Language/Math Coordinator.
  • At Tucker, Cat Desroche will serve as Assistant Principal, as well as the English Language/Math Coordinator.

SUMMER READING

The following item was submitted by Elementary Curriculum Coordinator Amy Gale:

Happy Summer Vacation!! We know you all must have many fun activities planned for the time away from school, but don’t forget that READING can be another great activity for the whole family. Rainy days, lazy afternoons in the sun and bedtime are all perfect times to sit down and read a good book. It can be read alone, with a buddy or a group. It can be a picture book, a magazine, a novel or anything else…the important thing is to READ! If you haven’t already, make sure that you sign up on the Milton Public Library’s website to track your minutes for summer reading.   http://www.miltonlibrary.org/

There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all. –Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

The following article was submitted by MPS Elementary School Librarian, Lori Henry and MPS Family Outreach Liaison, Marti O’Keefe McKenna:

Milton Public Schools and Milton Public Library are partnering for another amazing summer reading program: “Build A Better World.” MPS is proud to team up with the Milton Public Library to ensure that all students have ample access to everything that the library has to offer and a place to enter their minutes read. It is the expectation of the Milton Public Schools that each child at the elementary level read a minimum of 20-30 minutes a day.  Many families have already registered their children.  If you haven’t had an opportunity to register or reactivate your child’s Summer Reading Challenge account please visit https://miltonlibrary.beanstack.org .  If you have any difficulty or have any questions please feel free to email Sara Truog, MPL Children’s Librarian at struog@ocln.org or Marti O’Keefe McKenna, MPS Family Outreach Liaison at mmckenna@miltonps.org or 617 980 7343.

Our hope is that each and every child in the Milton Public Schools READS, READS, READS and fully participates in the Summer Reading Challenge! Along with all the benefits provided by the Milton Public Library and reading itself, students who actively participate will be eligible for grade level raffles and prizes upon returning to school in September.  We hope you all have an awesome summer filled with great books.

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This next item was submitted by Jess Royster, Pierce Middle School librarian:

Pierce Middle School Summer Reading: The philosophy of the Pierce Middle School in regards to Summer Reading is to guide students to read for pleasure and enjoyment. We feel continuous reading not only fosters an important life skill, but ensures and enhances the academic transition to the next school year.

At Pierce we hope to create a learning community where all students develop the skills to work productively as a group of learners, supporting one another, recognizing and celebrating our unique differences. As part of our proactive stance to create productive citizens, we would like to utilize our summer reading program as a teaching opportunity to promote discussion and awareness around social conflicts that can occur during adolescence. The English Department has selected book titles that showcase issues around teasing, bullying, acceptance and the hard choices that students are faced with in the middle school years and beyond.

Requirements: Students must read a total of four books; three free choice books and one required text.

  • Grade 6 (choose 1) Out of My Mind, Draper; Booked, Alexander; Fish in a Tree, Hunt
  • Grade 7 (choose 1) Misfits, Howe; The Revealers, Wilhelm; Anything But Typical, Raleigh- Baskin
  • Grade 8 (choose 1) *Divergent, Roth; Buddha Boy, Koja; Stargirl, Spinelli; Mockingbird, Erskine

*Some mature themes, parents please note.

  • On the website, you will find a book reflection sheet for the required text and a reading log to record total number of books read.
  • All forms and summer work will be posted on the PMS Edline page and the Milton homepage.
  • For every book read beyond our four book expectation, students will be entered into a raffle for some fantastic prizes. The more books read, the better the chances of winning!

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The high school reading list, submitted by Jen Troy, is available on-line:

Milton High School Summer Reading Program: All students will engage in a reading program this summer as part of the school system’s ongoing effort to challenge our students. We hope that everyone —parents, students, teachers —will participate in making this a successful and rewarding program. If you are looking for audio or eBook versions of a specific title don’t forget that MHS subscribes to Axis 360. This website and app provide access to hundreds of titles. Instructions for creating an account can be found on the Library Edline page.

In addition to summer reading there are also summer assignments for some classes. All of the assignments will be posted on Edline by subject.

Instructions to Access Assignments:

  1. Login to Edline
  2. Summer Assignments are located on the left side of the page under “Quick Links”
  3. Assignments are separated by subject area

*The link to these assignments will also be posted on the MPS website:   www.miltonps.org

BUDGET NEWS

Due to the recent successful Proposition 2 ½ Override, several of the Milton Public Schools’ user fees will be reduced. Please read below:

    • Bus fees will be reduced from $375 to$275. The family cap has been reduced from $750 to $550.
    • The Club and Activity fees at MHS and PMS have been cut in half.
    • MHS athletic fees will be reduced from $300 to $150 per sport; the family cap is being reduced from $1,500 to $750.
    • The fee for hockey has been reduced from $600 to $300, with the hockey family cap of $900.
    • Fees for Crew and Swim Team are unaffected by the reduction because they are self-supporting sports.
    • The sports fee for all Pierce Middle School sports has been cut in half.

RESIDENCY INFO

Re-establishment of Residency for students entering 6th and 9th Grade is off to a great start in the first week.  We have had over 50 families come in to complete the process.  Ms. Lesenechal will be in the main office of the high school (25 Gile Road) on Tuesday & Thursday 7 am to 10 am and Tuesday evenings from 4 -8 pm to assist families with the process.

Please read below for more information about how/why Milton residents must re-establish residency for the MPS:

The Milton School Committee’s Residency Policy states that “students who are enrolled in the Milton Public Schools shall be required to re-establish residency prior to entering grades six and nine.”

As a parent/guardian of a child/student entering into grade six or grade nine, you are required to go to the following link: http://www.miltonps.org/documents/Re-establish2017Doc.pdf  and fill out a Re-establish Residency Packet. Please be sure to provide the required documents from all three columns.

This process is one of the safeguards used by the Milton Public Schools to ensure that all students enrolled in our schools are residents of the town of Milton. Although the re-registration process may be an inconvenience for some families, we hope that residents understand that this is a valuable tool to protect taxpayers in the town of Milton.  We work year-round on residency issues and this is simply one more method to assist us with ensuring residency compliance.

Ms. Patty Lesenechal, Milton Public Schools Residency Coordinator, will be working morning and evening hours all summer to accommodate the work schedules of parents/guardians. Starting Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Ms. Lesenechal will be in the Milton High School main office (25 Gile Road) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 am to 10 am; and Tuesday evenings from 4-8 pm.  Parents/guardians must submit Re-Establish Residency packets by August 29, 2017 to ensure their child’s placement in Grades 6 and 9. Ms. Lesenechal can be reached at 617-696-4470 ext 5516 or at plesenechal@miltonps.org

PAC/SPECIAL EDUCATION NEWS

The following items were sent to us by Tracy Grandeau, Administrator of Pupil Personnel Services:

Extended School Year Programming: The Milton Public Schools sponsors an Extended School Year(ESY) Program for students who qualify per the IEP Team process.   Decisions about ESY programs are made on an individual basis, taking in to consideration the unique needs of the child. The team must determine whether a student substantially regresses or falls behind during break periods in the school year (regression).  The team should also determine whether there is a substantial amount of time needed for the student to get back to the level of skills they were prior to the break period (recoupment).   Teams must also consider other factors such as the degree of the impairment.   This year’s ESY services and programs have already started and are very successful thanks to our ESY Director, Jaclyn Germano and the ESY Staff Team!

Inclusion Task Force:  The Inclusion Task Force is currently looking for new members.  The purpose of the Inclusion Task Force is to increase awareness of/and opportunities for students with disabilities in the general education environment throughout the district as well as in community settings. Members include representatives from the School Committee, Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC), Parents, Community, and school staff. The Inclusion Task Force meets on a monthly basis at Milton High School. The next meeting is planned for September 18, 2017 from 4pm-6pm. If you are interested in joining the Inclusion Task Force, please contact the Administrator of Pupil Personnel Services, Tracy Grandeau, at tgrandeau@miltonps.org.

SEL NEWS

The following article was sent to us by Laurie Stillman, District Social Emotional Learning Facilitator:

Help Build a Healthy and Resilient Teen: Parents and guardians of teenagers can help to create an environment that decreases the risk for drug use and other at-risk behaviors. The following list of proactive factors can help a teen become more drug-resistant:

Positive communication – nurture an aspect of trust
Daily family rituals – including eating dinner together
Appropriate supportive parental role models
Extended family involvement
Diversity in peer activities and friends
Community/religious involvement
Positive presence of law enforcement
Leisure family activities together

Adapted from Under the Right Influence 2017, an excellent guide for parents.  http://www.southshorehospital.org/workfiles/Health_and_Wellness/YHC_2017-Prom-Booklet_Final.pdf

FOOD SERVICE NEWS

The following item was submitted by Food Service Director Jackie Morgan:

Block Grants Putting School Meals on the Chopping Block

Background:

In 1946, the federal government made a promise to America’s families that students will always have access to healthy meals at school. Congress specifically designed the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs to be entitlement programs. Participating schools are “entitled” to a federal reimbursement for all meals served. Federal regulations and nutrition standards for these programs ensure meals and student access to them are consistent from state to state.

Fixed- sum block grants would eliminate these federal guarantees and the promise that America’s students will have consistent access to the nutrition they need to succeed. Block grant proposals cut funds for school meal programs and nullify crucial federal mandates, including nutrition standards and student eligibility rules for free and reduced price meals.

Block Grants Restrict Student Access to School Meals:

Block grants break the promise that America’s students will have consistent access to the nutrition they need to succeed.

Thanks to entitlement status, school meal programs always have the necessary funding to meet students’ nutritional needs. Funding fluctuates annually with the number of student meals served. When a natural disaster strikes, school enrollment increases, or a factory closes, the number of students receiving free and reduced price meals increases. Schools can serve more students knowing their reimbursement will rise to cover the added cost.

Fixed-sum block grants eliminate that guarantee, putting America’s most vulnerable students at risk. Block grants provide a finite amount of funding each year. If circumstances change mid-year, states do not receive additional funds to cover the cost of serving meals to students in need. For more information, call (301) 686-3100 and ask for the Government Affairs and Media Relations Center.

In a September 2015 report, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office warned that: “block grants that are smaller than the funding that current legislation would provide would probably eliminate access to nutrition programs for some children and reduce it for others. Such grants would also leave the programs unable to respond automatically to economic downturns.”

Block Grants Slash Funds for School Meals:

The 2016 House-proposed block grant pilot would have slashed funds for school meal programs through an immediate funding cut and the elimination of annual adjustments, which help schools keep pace with rising costs. The proposal could have resulted in a crippling 12% funding cut after three years, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). Cash-strapped school districts would be forced to cover meal program losses at the expense of academics. Further cuts would also impact hiring practices in school cafeterias nationwide.

History demonstrates that block grants shrink available funding over time, severely limiting a program’s ability to serve Americans in need. A CBPP analysis of 13 major housing, health, and social services block-grant programs reveals that combined funding for the programs declined by 26 percent — or $13 billion in 2016 dollars — from 2000 to 2016. Notably, when adjusted for inflation, funding under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant has plummeted by 32 percent, despite population growth.

Block Grants Abolish Crucial Federal Standards:

Block grants void federal rules that ensure the uniformity and consistency of school meal programs across the nation. States could set their own rules on which children are eligible for free or reduced price meals, restricting access for low income children currently enrolled in the program. States could abandon all federal nutrition mandates, and under the proposed pilot, states would be required to only serve one “affordable” meal a day to students, threatening recent national progress in expanding student access to healthy school breakfasts.

Block grants could void Buy American mandates and impact USDA Foods assistance for school meal programs, which have supported America’s farmers and introduced students to a wide variety of healthy US grown foods.

FROM THE READERS

Please click the link below to read an interesting article with suggestions of fun, educational activities to do with children over the summer to help continue  learning, including experiences related to science, social studies, reading, and more:

https://blogs.brighthorizons.com/familyroom/socialparenting-ways-to-keep-kids-learning-over-the-summer/

NEWS AROUND TOWN

I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family of Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester, who died last week after battling cancer. He was 65. Dr. Chester, who was appointed in 2008 was one of the longest-serving state education commissioners in the country. He lived in Winchester and leaves behind a wife and five children. I am sure that you join me in extending our condolences to the commissioner’s family, friends and co-workers at DESE.

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The following item was submitted by Bill Ritchie, Milton’s Director of Consolidated Facilities:

We have some very good  news from  Consolidated Services!  The Town of Milton will receive $246,645 in grant funding from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources to fund 15 energy efficiency projects throughout town through the Green Communities program.

The Town of Milton received a $246,645.00 grant from The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and Green Communities Division of Competitive Grants last week.  The DOER portion of the grant will fund a the majority of the $301,000 needed to complete the seven energy projects that were recommended by myself, Consolidated Facilities Office Assistan Diane Colligan,  Town Planner William Clark and Guardian Energy, which serves as the energy consultant for these projects.  An additional incentive grant of $40,000 was also approved by NGRID and Eversource Utilities to assist with these energy projects.  Our goal is to obtain the entire $301,000 in project funding at no cost to the Town of Milton.   It is a long six month process with over 175 hours of time but is tis well worth the effort.

The good news does stop here.  Once these energy upgrades are installed this coming year we anticipate a $35,000 per year savings in energy over the next year. The Town of Milton has received DOER and Green Communities grant funding of roughly $800,000 over the last five years and continued energy savings of $120,000 per year.

The list below is the energy projects that we will complete this year with the grant funding.

$40,435.00, Cunningham Collicott—EMS Upgrade-Optimal Start/Stop
$52,859.00, Glover School—Energy Analytic Software
$44,347.00, High School—Gym Lighting
$32,125.00, Town Hall—Lighting
$29,748.04, Public Works—Lighting
$32,508.96, Police—Lighting
$14,622.00, East Milton Fire—Boiler Jacket

MILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

The following information as submitted by Sara Truog, Children’s Librarian:

Welcome to summertime fun in the Children’s Room 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.

Summer also means that it’s time to participate in 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 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, we have these exciting programs for the young people in your life happening during the week of July 9 – 15:

Monday, July 10, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Nappy’s Puppets, All Ages

Join the Children’s Room as we travel the world with shadows, stories and songs, courtesy of Nappy’s Puppets! For thousands of years, people have manipulated puppets, and one of the oldest and most wonderful puppetry styles is shadow puppetry. In this fun and interactive show, you’ll meet everyone from elegant Chinese Emperors to the topsy-turvy Turkish trickster Karagoz, all with the hilarious Jim Napolitano as your guide! Audiences of all ages will enjoy this fun opportunity to experience world cultures and history, learn about traditional storytelling, all while witnessing the exciting evolution of shadow puppetry as an art form. All ages welcome. No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

 Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Writing the Ballpark Mysteries with David A. Kelly, Ages 7-11

 Learn about what it takes to become a successful published author right from the source! Massachusetts native David A. Kelly, author of The Ballpark Mysteries and other titles, will join us for a 90-minute presentation/workshop for budding writers on topics such as: how children can become writers, specific techniques he uses to write the Ballpark Mysteries, the writing and editing process, and what it takes to be a successful author. Then we’ll try our hand at writing some of our own mysteries! This is a workshop for children ages 7-11, and space is limited to 25 participants. Registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

 Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Makernoon, Ages 10-13

 Kids aged 10-13 are invited to join the Children’s and Teen Rooms for crafting/making/building fun.  Each week we’ll be making something different, using such supplies as craft materials, recycled items, hardware and more!  Registration is required.

 Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 10:00 – 10:30 am
Summertime Stories @ Tucker Elementary School, Ages 0-6 with caregiver

 The Milton Public Schools, the Milton Public Library, and the Milton Early Childhood Alliance invite you to Summertime Stories: outdoor storytimes at Milton community locations! Miss Sara from the Milton Public Library will read stories, sing songs, and engage children at this, the first of four sessions around town this summer. If the weather is nice, bring a blanket because we’ll be outside. If it is rainy, we’ll meet indoors. Parents/caregivers must remain with and look after their child – these are not drop-off events. Registration is not required, however, you will need to sign in upon arrival. RAIN OR SHINE! For families with their children ages birth to six years old.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Readers’ Theater, Grades 2-4

 Readers’ Theatre is a type of drama performed by “readers” who read from a script and do not have to memorize lines.  Performed with minimal costumes, sets and props, readers’ theatre can be not only a great introduction to theatre for kids, but it’s also a great way to practice one’s oral reading skills, build confidence, and have fun with friends at the same time! This summer, Miss Sara is leading a Readers’ Theatre Club for students entering grades 2-4.  Each week participants will play theatre games, tackle different scripts based on well-known children’s books, and make crafts to supplement the stories we’re telling together.  The Club will meet five times over the course of the summer, and each meeting will culminate with a performance for family and friends.  While this is a drop-off program, parents/caregivers are asked to return 15 minutes before the end of each class (at 3:45) so they can see the show! Students must be fluent readers who have completed first grade.  Registration is required.

 Friday, July 14, 2017 from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Free Play Friday, Ages 0-5 with caregiver

 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 (ages 0-5). In partnership with the Milton Early Childhood Alliance.

Friday, July 14, 2017 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Lego Club, Ages 6-12

Come build with the library’s Lego collection!  Each month we’ll build on a different theme.  At the end of the hour, your creations will go on display for all library visitors to enjoy.  Ages 6-12 welcome. Registration is required.

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:

http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=MILTONPL

ATHLETICS

The following item was submitted by Athletic Director Ryan Madden:

IMPORTANT DATES

  • August 1st – FamilyID Fall Sports Registration Opens
  • August 1st – August 24th – Athletic Director must sign off on all athletics clearance forms prior to participation in tryouts. Office Hours will be posted on the website at the end of July.
  • August 19th – Football Tryouts Start August 24th – All other fall sport tryouts start Please use the following link for step-by-step guides to registering for athletics – http://miltonwildcats.com/inside-athletics/registration/

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For sports schedules for all MHS teams, please click here:

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:

Staff: I would like to thank and recognize all the MSE instructors and “red shirts” who help to make our summer programming such a success. We couldn’t do it without them!

Students: I would also like to thank the more than 500 students who come to the MSE programs each morning with a smile on their faces. We love seeing these young students, especially when they are taking part in the fun and enriching projects going on in the building!

 Volunteers: I would like to thank the following PTO presidents, who served during the past academic year: I am very grateful to the following volunteers. Glover Elementary: Christine Sullivan & Sarah-Kate Sullivan Feloney; Collicot Elementary: Alyson Zukowski & Rebecca Stover; Pierce Middle School: Karyn Viveiros, Christine Paxhia & Kristen LaCasse; Milton High School: Tricia Sullivan; Tucker Elementary: Michelle Schweitzer & Tracy Troiano; Cunningham Elementary: Stephanie O’Keefe, Robyn Quinn & Karin Roethke-Kahn

I would also like to recognize this year’s incoming year’s PTO presidents, some of whom will be serving a second or third term! Glover Elementary: Christine Sullivan & Sarahkate Sullivan Feloney. Collicot Elementary:  Rebecca Stover (Baker) & Christine Morrow; Pierce Middle School: Christine Paxhia, Kristen LaCasse, Stephanie O’Keefe, Michelle Cardoza; Milton High School: Tricia Sullivan & Annellen Lydon; Tucker Elementary: Tracy Troiano; Cunningham Elementary: Suzanne Fitzsimons; Abigail Callahan, Robyn Quinn & Karin Roethke-Kahn.

Finally, I would like to share with you some magnificent photos from the recent We Are Milton event. This was truly a community event and both days of activities went off smoothly. I would like to extend a thank you to the Copeland Family Foundation for their generous sponsorship of this event; and thank you to the volunteers from We Are Milton. Job well done! Thanks to Milton Selectman Richard Wells for these photos.

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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, marital status, sexual orientation, 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, employment, 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: Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Human Resources, 617-696-4812.

 

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