From: Mary C. Gormley
To: Parents/Guardians and Staff
Re: E-blast Update
Date: January 16, 2015
FROM THE DESK OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
The Milton Public Schools are proud to partner with Milton Interfaith Clergy by participating in The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – 2015 Milton Community’s Annual Memorial Celebration. This year’s theme is “getting past initial impressions.”
The event will be held on Monday evening, January 19th from 6:30 – 8 pm at the Concord Baptist Church, located at 180 Blue Hill Ave. The event will feature Milton High School Gospel Chorus, St. Mary of the Hills Liturgical Dancers, Milton Public School Elementary School Singers, a presentation by Milton High students, a display of student poems & artwork, this year’s MICA Scholarship Winners, the St. Agatha Church Puppeteers and a reaffirmation of the Milton “No Place for Hate” Resolution of Respect. Coffee, tea & dessert will be served after the program.
In addition, please see the item below under “Curriculum,” which describes a program to give free tickets to the movie Selma to students in Grades 7, 8 and 9.
Finally, I would like to recognize the following Milton High School students who are the winners of the 2015 MLK contest. Congratulations to Anne Marie Grudem, Sarah Monderer, Sindhu Banerjee and John Lenane, each of whom submitted this year’s winning entries.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE UPDATE
There have been two School Committee meeting since my last E-blast, held on January 7th. Those meetings are summarized below.
January 7th: This meeting began with Citizen Speak. Eric Ask talked about a grant available from Safe Routes to Schools which could improve the intersection at Brook Road and Canton Avenue. Next, there was a report from the Milton High School Site Council. To view this report, click here: http://www.miltonps.org/documents/MHSSiteCouncilPowerPoint1.7.15.pdf
School Committee members then reviewed the 2015-16 Program of Studies and the Technology Plan. Members also voted to approve the draft 2015-16 School Year Calendar, the School Committee calendar and a vendor warrant. There was a report from the Health & Wellness Committee. The Policy Subcommittee presented a cash management policy, which was approved.
January 14th: This meeting began with a presentation by the Collicot Elementary School Site Council. To view this presentation, click here: http://www.miltonps.org/documents/CollicotSIPPPTFINAL.pdf
Next, Bill Ritchie, Director of Consolidated Facilities along with Bob Mayhew, Operations Manager of Consolidated Facilities, made a presentation to the school committee. This can be viewed by clicking here: http://www.miltonps.org/documents/MiltonConsolidatedFacilitiesPPT.pdf
The next meeting will be held Wednesday, February 4th at 7 pm in the Milton High School library.
Also, please note that the Milton School Committee will be making Budget Presentations at PTO meetings during the next several weeks. Please refer to the schedule below if you would like to attend one of these presentations.
- January 28th at Glover Elementary library at 6:30
- February 2nd at Collicot and Cunningham library at 7pm
- February 3rd at Tucker library at 6:30
- TBA — Pierce and Milton High School.
Please note there will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 19th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Parents of pre-school-aged children should note that we are now undergoing Milton Public Schools Kindergarten Pre-Registration . Please note, to enter MPS kindergarten, your child must be five years old on or before August 31, 2015. Kindergarten Information Night will be Tuesday, January 20th.
For Kindergarten parents/guardians (beginning Fall of 2015), we have scheduled Kindergarten Information Night for Tuesday, January 20th at 7:00pm in the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium at Milton High School, 25 Gile Rd., Milton. Kindergarten Registration will take place by appointment only on either February 10th, 11th & 12th in the Milton High School Library. Click here for more information.
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The following information on the Milton Public School’s math curriculum was submitted by Courtney Walsh, Milton High School’s Math, Business & Technology Department Head; Dr. Life Legeros, Pierce Middle School’s Math Curriculum Coordinator; and Amy Gale, Elementary Language Arts & Mathematics Curriculum Coordinator.
High School: The MHS Mathematics Department is in its second year of implementing revised integrated math courses. The new Course 1, Course 2, Course 3 sequence in grades nine through eleven will fully prepare students to enter into any level Calculus or Statistics course in grade twelve. We are proud to say that the Math Team is actively running for the second year in a row. The team has already competed in one WPI Competition and three South Shore Math League Competitions. Their record has steadily improved from last year and with each passing meet.
Students at MHS are currently preparing for their Midyear Exams which will take place beginning on January 21st. Ninth grade students are also working hard to prepare for the math PARCC exam. Students will take the Performance Based assessment on April 6th and 7th, and the End of Year examination on May 6th and 7th. Students are well-prepared for the computer aspect of the exam as the math department is transitioning to digital resources. The department is currently sharing 75 Chromebooks which allow students to experience interactive material and allow teachers to gather real time data pertaining to student achievement.
Middle: The Pierce Middle School’s improvement work this year is focused in three areas: increasing use of multiple representations, implementation of performance assessments, and deployment of curriculum materials drawn from online resources.
Multiple representations — our focus this year is increasing and improving our use of multiple representations. Multiple representations in math are helpful for building conceptual understanding by showing students connections between mathematical idea, differentiating instruction by providing students with multiple entry points to problems,
challenging high-achieving students by asking them to go outside of their comfort zone and see other points of view, providing a basis for rich discussions and sense making. The math department is developing and cataloging multiple representation math tasks
Performance assessments — We are using performance tasks to measure student growth for the first time this year. Performance tasks are unique, open-ended problems that require students to apply the math they know in novel and creative ways. Teachers met for three days last school year and one day during the summer to pilot, analyze, select, and refine these performance assessments. This work was supported by a grant from the MA DESE. The assessments are being used for educator evaluation as District Determined Measures.
Curriculum materials — Each grade level has committed to using a curriculum program that is freely available online, for example, the Utah Middle School Math Project (grades 7-8) and EngageNY (grade 6). The benefits compared to the last two years include that the curriculum is more uniform, comprehensive, and coherent. This system is much more efficient, since teachers can spend time modifying and augmenting rather than fully developing units/lessons. Students can be given bound/stapled workbooks at beginning of each unit and teachers can access background materials explicitly connected to lessons
Elementary: Teachers and students are working hard in the Everyday Math curriculum and are readying themselves for our Mid-Year Assessment (grades 1-5) which will take place the week of January 26. We encourage families to use the games on Everyday Math Online as a way to help reinforce and practice the skills being taught at school. Students in grades 3-5 also have access to Study Island for this purpose. All students in grades 2-5 are now participating in the Continental Math League as well. This is an excellent opportunity for students to put the Standards for Mathematical Practice to work with challenging problem solving situations.
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I would like to share some good news, recently published in Education Week, a national magazine. Every state received a score on their early childhood services and programs and I am happy to report that Massachusetts was ranked first in the nation.
The 2015 edition of Education Week’s “Quality Counts “ report—Preparing to Launch: Early Childhood’s Academic Countdown— ranks each state according to their quality of early-childhood services and programs.
To view the entire report, with info on six areas of educational policy and performance, click here: http://www.edweek.org/ew/qc/2015/2015-state-report-cards-map.html?intc=EW-QC15-LFTNAV
Please note the following information, provided to us by School Committee member Lynda-Lee Sheridan:
In an effort led by a team of African-American business leaders in New York, organizations across the U.S. coordinated a massive national campaign to find African-American business leaders to underwrite free admission to the Golden Globe-nominated film Selma for students around the country.
The film is based on a true story and chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. This film tells the story of how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.
The new cities added, including Boston, are the efforts inspired by the overwhelming success of the program in New York City, in which 27 African-American business leaders created a fund for 27,000 of the city’s 7th, 8th and 9th grade students to see the film for free. That effort sold out in the very first weekend.
The program runs now through January 19th (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) or while tickets last. Students can share their images and response to the film using #SelmaForStudents.
The following theaters will allow students in Grades 7, 8 and 9 to see the movie Selma for free by showing their school ID or report card from now through January 19th:
AMC Assembly Row 12
AMC Braintree 10
Regal Fenway Stadium 13
Showcase Cinema De Lux Legacy Place (Dedham)
AMC Loews Boston Common 19
For more info, click here: http://selmastudenttickets.com/
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In front of a packed gymnasium, Milton High School teacher Dan Jarboe was surprised with an incredible award for teaching – a Patriots hat, T-shirt and a pair of tickets to Sunday’s AFL Championship Patriots/Colts game at Gillette Stadium.
Milton High School Principal James Jette made the announcement to the nearly 1,000 students who were assembled in the Copeland Field House on Thursday morning that Mr. Jarboe had been selected for this award. Kaitlin Barnett, a member of the New England Patriots staff, arrived with the gear and the tickets.
“As part of the ‘Do Your Job,” playoff campaign, we are making it a point to reward hardworking employees,” Ms. Barnett told the crowd. She explained to the students that The Kraft family, through its family foundation and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, is committed to giving back and has a long tradition of supporting educational missions.
“Bill Belichik’s new mantra is ‘Do your job,’ and we are finding people throughout New England who are very good at doing their jobs,” Ms. Barnett said. “Mr. Jarboe was recommended to us by a Milton High School parent and we were happy to come and reward him for his hard work.”
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Please see the information below on the upcoming PARCC testing, provided by Math/Business & Technology Department Head Courtney Miller.
What is PARCC?
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of 18 states working together to develop a common set of computer-based K–12 assessments in English language arts/Literacy and math linked to the new, more rigorous Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
The purpose of PARRC assessments is different from the purpose of MCAS in that MCAS gauges student proficiency within K-12 and PARCC will assess whether students are on track for college and careers.
Why PARCC over MCAS?
In 2010 a memorandum of agreement was signed by Governor Patrick, Secretary Reville, and Commissioner Chester, committing to adopt PARCC assessments, “…provided they are at least as comprehensive and rigorous as our current MCAS assessments, if not more so.” During the 2014-2015 school year, districts were given the choice to administer either PARCC or MCAS in grades 3-8, with districts choosing PARCC being “held-harmless” for their accountability levels. The Massachusetts Board of Education will use data from this operational test to determine in Fall of 2015 whether or not to adopt PARCC.
Districts were also afforded the opportunity to run PARCC field tests in grades 9 and 11 during this school year. At Milton High School, students in ninth grade will be testing in Math while 11th grade students will be testing in ELA. Please note that during this field test year, students in AP Language will not be taking PARCC in order to afford those students the opportunity to focus solely on their Collegeboard exam.
This year all students in grades 3-8 will take PARCC ELA and mathematics assessments. Students will take the PARCC Performance-Based Assessment (PBA) in March/April and the End-of-Year Assessment (EOY) in May. Specifically, each school has defined testing days during the following windows:
PBA: March 16th – April 10th
EOY: May 4th – May 29th
How will the test be administered?
All exams will be computer-based, with students using either a Chromebook or Desktop computer to take the exam.
Can my child be exempt from taking PARCC?
No, students cannot be exempt from taking PARCC. State law (G.L. c.69, s.1I) requires that all students who are educated with Massachusetts public funds participate in a statewide student assessment program under the direction of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. This requirement was first enacted as part of the landmark 1993 Massachusetts education reform law. The statute does not contain an “opt-out” provision for parents to remove their children from participating. In short, participation in the statewide student assessment program is mandatory.
UPCOMING MPS EVENTS
50 Years Later: Why the Struggle for Civil Rights is Still Relevant
In response to racial injustices over the last year, Milton High School is hosting a distinguished panel of African American leaders in Massachusetts to discuss civil rights in the United States and the Greater Boston area. Fletcher “Flash” Wiley, Attorney, will moderate this discussion panel. Panelists will include Kenneth Guscott, former President of the Boston Chapter of NAACP; William “Mo” Cowan, former U.S. Senator; and J. Keith Motley, Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts-Boston. The panelists will share their personal journeys toward success, justice, and equality, as well as contributions that they and other prominent African American men have made to the state of Massachusetts. The conversation will take into account the complex history of race relations in Massachusetts, beginning with its role in the slave trade, and its subsequent experience with the abolitionist movement, Jim Crow, and desegregation. Ultimately, the panel will discuss local responses to racial injustice. The event will conclude with a discussion of the future of race relations.
50 Years Later will be held on Tuesday, February 11th from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium at Milton High School in Milton, Massachusetts. The event is free and open to all. Doors will open at 6 pm with a performance by Milton High School’s Jazz Ensemble shortly after.
The Milton High School Diversity Committee created 50 Years Later due to the enthusiasm of gentlemen like Mr. Wiley and a strong cohort of activist students from Milton High School to share their experiences. Our hope is to bridge generations and raise awareness among our students and community about the continued relevance of these issues.
About our Speakers: Fletcher “Flash” Wiley, Attorney, Chairman and CEO of The Centaurus Group LLC, Counsel to the International law firm, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Investor, and Philanthropist, with involvement in a host of business, civic, and charitable organizations.
Mr. Kenneth Guscott is the founder of the Long Bay Management Company, former head of the Boston NAACP, leading minority business entrepreneur and community activists in Boston, Milton Resident. Mr. Maurice “Mo” Cowan, Counsel to Mintz Levin and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ML Strategies, Former U.S. Senator. Dr. J. Keith Motley, Chancellor of UMASS Boston, founder of the Roxbury Preparatory Charter School, founder and education chair of Concerned Black Men of Massachusetts, Inc., and the Paul Robeson Institute for Positive Self-Development.
About the Milton High School Diversity Committee: Milton High School’s Diversity Committee is comprised of teachers, students, and community members. The Diversity Committee’s primary goal is to improve the learning environment for students of all racial and cultural backgrounds within Milton High School so that all students are able to achieve their potential.
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Fans of musicals should mark their calendar. The Pierce Players will be presenting Oklahoma will be at the Pierce Middle School on Thursday, January 22nd and Friday, January 23rd at 7pm; and Saturday, January 24th at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children and can be purchased at the door or by calling 696-4570.
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Kindergarten Information Night will be held on Tuesday, January 20th. Click here for more information. This event will be held at 7:00pm in the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium at Milton High School, 25 Gile Rd., Milton. Kindergarten Registration will take place by appointment only on either February 10th, 11th & 12th in the Milton High School Library.
Milton Public Schools Adult Education Program is now holding Spring 2015 Registration Information. Online Registration opens January 14th: Go to www.tinyurl.com/miltonadulted. (Payable by checking account or credit card)
Please note, there will be NO walk in registration nights for this term. Please register online here: http://www.miltonps.org/documents/AdultEdBrochure-Spring2015-1.pdf
The following item was submitted by Meg Kaster of the Milton Foundation for Education:
SAVE THE DATE! Celebration 2015 will be held on Saturday, March 14th at the Boston Marriott, Quincy. The event is Co-Chaired by Karyn Viveiros and MaryAnne Rull. It will be a fun filled evening to benefit STEAM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math).
Anyone interested in donating items for our Live Auction, please consider that we are looking for great getaway experiences, tickets to sporting events and concerts! If you have a condo or cottage to donate for a week or weekend or airline tickets, we would love to have them donated so we can put together exciting items for our Live Auction. Please email email@example.com to donate or volunteer.
NEWS AROUND TOWN
The Forbes House Museum cordially invites you to a Winter Wonderland, celebrating our Golden Anniversary.
This event will be held at the home of Richard and Georgia Lee. On Saturday, January 24th. Champagne, cocktails, parlor games and live music will be featured. Dress is “creative black tie with a touch of gold.”
Tickets to Winter Wonderland are $100 per person & can be purchased by calling the Forbes House Museum with a credit card at 617.696.1815 sending a check to FHM, 215 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186. http://forbeshousemuseum.org/calendar.html
Space is limited! Tickets must be purchased in advance by 10 January
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Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton (BID-Milton) was recently awarded a $2 million grant from the Health Policy Commission to develop an integrated behavioral health program in partnership with South Shore Mental Health and other community-based providers.
A major focus of the grant will be the development and addition of patient-centered enhancements to the hospital’s Emergency Department to efficiently manage patients with mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Enhanced capabilities will include conducting tele-health psychiatric assessments and improved services for boarding patients awaiting placement in an inpatient behavioral health facility.
Grant monies will also support a team of South Shore Mental Health clinicians, including crisis assessment clinicians, a behavioral health navigator and certified peer specialists, which will provide specialized clinical, supportive and follow-up services to behavioral health patients within BID-Milton’s Emergency Department.
The grant to BID-Milton was awarded through the Health Policy Commission, which awarded $60 million in Community Hospital Acceleration, Rehabilitation and Transformation (CHART) grants to 28 community hospitals, including BID-Milton. CHART grants are designated to help community hospitals enhance access to behavioral health services and ready hospitals to participate in an accountable care rather than a fee-for-service payment model.
MILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
The following items were sent to us by MPL’s 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 and Tuesday, we have these exciting programs for the young people in your life happening during the week of January 11-17:
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from 10:00-10:30 am and 10:45-11:15 am
Music Makers with Miss Bethany, Ages 6-36 months
Offered by our new friend Miss Bethany from Norwell, this 30-minute class offers something for all little music lovers age 6-36 months! Enhance your little one’s love of music during this special bonding time. Each class will have songs, dances, and movement games that will excite your budding musician. Music is proven to aid in a child’s development and language skills as they practice new vocabulary, the rhythm and structure of speech, and tonality. Along the way, you’ll be building a repertoire of cheerful songs that will instill a lifelong love of music. We’ll be offering two sessions this morning. Registration is required, and is limited to 20 children (with caregiver) per session.
Friday, January 16, 2015 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 (ages 0-5). In partnership with the Milton Early Childhood Alliance.
Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 2:30-3:30 pm
Waiting for Spring: Stories, Ages 5+
Everyone loves a good story! Come warm up on a winter afternoon and rediscover the power of the spoken word with stories from around the world. Storyteller and librarian Miss Elaine will share some of the tales she’s collected over more than forty years of telling. For ages 5 and up; no registration required.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015 from 10:00 – 11:00 am
Signing with Maribeth for Parent and Baby
Learn how to communicate with your baby before he/she can speak! Join Maribeth MacDonald, sign language interpreter, for an introductory course in baby sign language. Infants from eight months of age can learn concepts such as “thirsty,” “milk,” “water,” “hungry,” “sleepy,” “pacifier,” “more,” and other basic signs; participants will learn how to use these signs, and more! For babies 8-18 mos, with parent. Registration is required.
Friday, January 23, 2015 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm AND Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 2:30 – 3:15 pm
Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Ages 4 and up
Stuffed animals are invited to the library on January 23 for a special sleepover party JUST FOR THEM! Each child may bring a stuffed animal to the library on Friday afternoon between 3:30 and 5pm. After your pal checks in with Miss Sara, they will spend a fun-filled night in the library! We promise to feed your stuffed animal a nutritious dinner, read him or her lots of stories, and tuck them in for bed before midnight! You can come back and pick them up on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 pm, when you can learn about all of the adventures that Miss Sara and the stuffed animals had together. Note to parents: please send an animal that can spend the whole night – perhaps not the favorite lovey that cannot be parted with… For ages 4 and up. 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 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:
Come join Artspace Milton at ester for a Valentine Making Workshop! Sunday, February 8th from 2-4p. Light refreshments provided, bar menu available. This event is open to kids and adults. There is a $10 fee to cover materials. Ester is located at 2261 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester. To register contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Milton Art Center is hosting an art show, entitled “I Heart Art.” This Gallery Art Show will be held from Friday, February 6th to Saturday, February 28th, with an Opening Reception on Friday, February 13th from 6-8pm with champagne and chocolate.
From their poster: “Milton Art Center celebrates that most iconic of images, the heart. Artists and graphic designers have long incorporated heart imagery into their work. From Andy Warhol to Jim Dine, Robert Indiana to Keith Haring, the art of the heart has a rich and longstanding tradition. At the MAC, we explore this tradition, asking painters, graphic designers, sculptors, photographers and artists in all media to produce work incorporating the heart as a point of departure, a focal point, a mission statement and/or a call to action.”
High School students are encouraged to enter. Click here for more information:
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Also, beginning in February, the MAC will be moving Milton Open Mic Night to the first Thursday of every month from 7-10pm. The next event will be held on February 5th at the Milton Art Center, 334 Edge Hill Road.
The Boys’ Varsity Hockey stands at 6-2-2. We’ve rebounded well from a shaky start. Our defensemen (Sr. Christian Kackley, Sr. Kevin Murphy, Jr. Elliott Chauvet, Jr. Colin Rooney, So. Liam Fitzgerald, So. Cormac Howley and Fr. Nolan McManus) have rapidly developed and are main reason for our success. We play undefeated Wellesley , tonight, and a much improved Dedham on Saturday.
The team’s overall record is 8-2. The record in the BSC League is 6-1 and for non-league play, it is 2-1. The girls will play against #2 ranked Dedham on Saturday night.
The team’s overall record is 2-6. While playing against Wellesley HS on Tuesday night, there was some fine work at the foul line – plus a strong game from returning Ledger All-Scholastic Myles McDermott, which carried the Milton boys basketball team to a 53-43 win over Wellesley on Tuesday night. McDermott, a senior guard, scored 20 points for the Wildcats (2-6, 2-5 Bay State Conference). Denis McAuliffe had 12 points, and Malik Malcolm added 9 for Milton, which hit 18 of 23 free-throw attempts. Next game is tonight vs Dedham HS at Dedham HS at 6:30pm
Girls Basketball is 4-6 overall and 2-5 in the Bay State League. We are on track to qualify for the state tournament. Seniors Meg Corcoran (tri-captain, leading scorer and rebounder), Sydney Turner (tri-captain), Olivia Fitzgerald (tri-captain), Kendall Stanley, and Sarah Possi are leading a hard-working group in the right direction.
On Thursday, at the Reggie Lewis Center, the boys team defeated Norwood 65 to 35 The boys track team has a record of two wins and two losses, having lost the last meet in the final event last week. The team has the 5th fastest 4×200 meter relay team in the state and two of the three top sprinters in the Bay State League. The relay team consists of Koby Asazee, David and Dereck Perkins and Mariano Davis. The team will be competing in the Division 4 State Relay meet this Sunday at which they should win at least two events.
The girls’ team has had great success in the past few meets. On January 3rd, the underclassmen competed in the Freshman Sophomore Meet at the Reggie Lewis Center.Bridget Mitchell ran an aggressive race and finished 2nd overall in the mile. There were strong performances in the 600m by Heidi Freking , in the hurdles, by Savannah Madden and Martine Augusma. Sophomore Abigail Jean-Baptiste just missed the finals in 55 dash by a hair, and Atheana Pierre had a big PR in the dash running a 8.10. The 4x400m team medaled with an 8th place finish! (Josie Cousineau, Heidi Freking, Colette O’Leary and Bridget Mitchell) The Athletes of the Meet were Helene Juzyca and Antonnea Umeh. On January 7th at the JV Meet, we had strong performances by Martine Augusma, Francesca Coyne, and Abigail Deane. The Athlete of the Meet was Helene Juzyca, who threw a 4′ PR in the Shot Put breaking the school’s freshman record by almost a foot!! On January 8th, the team won in a dual meet – Milton Vs. Natick. Milton girls won 8 of the 12 events and 15 different girls scored points for the team!! More great performances were turned in by Andrea Juzyca, Colette O’Leary, Helene Juzyca and Kendall. Bridget Mitchell won the mile and broke the Mairead Kiernan’s 4 year old school record in the mile by .59seconds. Athletes of the Meet: Josie Cousineau Abigail Jean-Baptiste.
The team swam against Randolph last Saturday and our results are as follows:
Our 1st place finishes for the girls team was Isabelle Neville for the 50 freestyle, Emma Heller for 100 Freestyle and 100 Breaststroke, Tyler Volpe Knock for 200 freestyle, and Maia Adley for 50 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke. Emma Heller, Leah Corcoran, Isabelle Neville and Maia Adley took 1st in the girls 200 yard Medley relay. All 3 relay teams were able to take 1st, 2nd & third respectively in the 200 yard Freestyle relay. The team for 1st place was Emma Heller, Leah Corcoran, Maia Adley, and Tyler Volpe Knock. 2nd place: Isabelle Neville, Rachel Joyce, Julia Pelltier, and Olivia Sidoti. Third place was Hannah Solomon, Ruby Baker, Bridgette Dugas and Megan McMahon. The girls team was able to clinch a win against Randolph 94-25. For the boys team, all we had swimming was Brendan McManus who took 1st in 200 freestyle, 50 Butterfly and 100 Freestyle securing another 22 points for the team. As a team, we ultimately captured a win 116-106 against Randolph. Our next meet is against Quincy and North Quincy which will be held at the Egan Center in Milton, Friday, January 23 at 3pm.
The team wrestling record is 4-3. Last Tuesday, the score was Milton 53 v. Brookline 20. In the Cohasset Tournament on January 10th, Milton earned: 2nd place Liam Queally, 3rd place Dane Matejka, 3rd place Alex Toyias, 3rd place Kaleb Herd, 4th place Will Mozak. At the Natick JV Tournament on January 3rd, Milton earned: 1st place Miles Easterling, 1st place Pat Fitzgerald, 2nd place Donnacha Kennedy, 3rd place Robert Doherty, 3rd place Xavier Fischer, 3rd place Miller Michaud. The team competes in a Quad Meet tomorrow at the Copeland Field House at 10:00am vs Canton, Malden Catholic, Malden and Northbridge.
The MHS Cheer team is practicing hard and cheering on boys & girls basketball each home game. The Bay State Conference Cheerleading Competition is on Saturday, February 7th at Natick HS.
For sports schedules for all MHS teams, please click here:
Students: More than two dozen Milton Public School students have been selected to perform at the All State Conference of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association this spring. Congratulations to the students below, who were chosen by audition and will perform as part of the 2015 All-State Treble Chorus. Collicot: Sofia Harris, Ava Lundbohm, Roisin Queally, Anna Radley. Cunningham: Shaina Lasoff, Ella Lantigua, Elizabeth McGill, Cal Robinson, Elizabeth Michael, Somachi Amadi and Sophie Kosiba. Glover: Victoria Williams, Henry Synnott, James Krzywda, Brendan Reardon, Ian Gravallese and Rohan Meier. Tucker: Maxwell Mitchell, Delia Gaff, Ava Deleo. Pierce: Anna Hoey, Saoirse Killion, Alessandra Masso, Daniel Wells, Kevin Harvell, Gwen LaLacheur, Brian Thai, Adriana Halpin-Quiroga, Emelda Szymczak.
Staff: Although she is not a member of the Milton Public Schools staff, I would like to recognize Diane Gore, the Assistant Treasurer for the Town of Milton. Ms. Gore has been an enormous help through the years to the Milton Public Schools staff, coordinating insurance coverage for our employees, attending our New Teachers’ meetings each year and explaining benefits. We would like to thank Ms. Gore for her hard work and wish her all the best in her retirement.
Volunteers: I would like to send warm wishes to Milton Public Schools friend and our closest neighbor, Phil Zona. Mr. Zona is a MPS parent and a long-time supporter of our schools and athletic programs. I taught Mr. Zona’s daughter when she was a second-grader at Glover Elementary School, and have admired the Zona family’s dedication to our town and schools for many years. How many people can live across the street from a 1,000-student school and have only positive things to say? We wish Mr. Zona all the best and hope for a speedy recovery.
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.