From: Mary C. Gormley
To: Parents/Guardians and Staff
Re: E-blast Update
Date: May 6, 2014
FROM THE DESK OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
There is no profession that impacts the future more profoundly than that of a public school teacher. A teacher educates and “unwraps” the gifts and talents of each student in their classroom. Pictured below is Tucker art teacher Jess Gillooly, one of many talented teachers in our district.
Teacher Appreciation: May 5th to May 9th is Teacher Appreciation Week. Every year, I try to encourage parents, guardians and students to take a moment to thank a teacher. Whether it is a PTO-organized luncheon or a thoughtful note or e-mail, I know that our teachers are grateful for the gesture. I am constantly amazed by the dedication and talent of the hundreds of educators that teach our students every day.
School Nurse Day: May 6th to May 12th is National Nurses Week. I hope that all of those in the Milton Public School community will take time to thank their school nurse. Please remember these professionals who do their best every day to keep our students healthy and safe.
Administrative Professionals Day: I would like to wish a belated Administrative Professionals Day to our support staff at each of our school buildings, as well as those at Central Office, the Business Office, Guidance, Community Schools and Special Services. If the date slipped by you, it’s not too late to express your gratitude. Please join me in thanking these professionals for the work they do for our district and our schools.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE UPDATE
There have been two School Committee meetings since my last E-blast. They are summarized below:
April 2nd: During the Citizen’s Speak portion of the meeting, Brian Kelly and Kathleen Ready came to talk about the Run Again Project and their collaboration with the Pierce Middle School. Matt McCarthy spoke about the upcoming Relay for Life on May 10th. Melanie Davis came to speak about the French Immersion wait list. Frank Schroth noted the upcoming Candidate’s Forum. As part of the Superintendent’s Report, the LifeSmarts Team, along with Coach Nancy Mikels, was congratulated on their season and wished the best of luck in their upcoming Orlando tournament. Brendan Hunt plugged the fundraiser, Run for Red Nation. A presentation was made by the Collicot Site Council, which outlined the most recent data and detailed the recommendations for school improvement. School Committee members asked questions about some of the data and congratulated the Site Council for its hard work. Ms. Gormley announced that Jackie Morgan received the 2014 School Nutrition Director Award; and Owen McElhinney of Pierce Middle School has been named a George Washington Scholar. Members also reviewed the upcoming School Committee calendar and approved the warrant.
April 30th: This was a reorganizational meeting. Congratulations to Leroy Walker, who was voted Chairman and Michael Zullas, who was voted Vice Chairman.
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 14th at 7 pm in the Milton High School library.
Congratulations to the following students who scored in the top ten of their schools’ third and final WordMaster meet:
Tucker Top 10
Grade Three: Logan Do, Nicholas Reason, Emily Gallagher, Ha-Yen Nguyen, Myles Bedingfield, Claudia O’Neill, Emma Harris, Ian Wick, Timothy Fay, Lucas Cecere. Grade 4: Stella Yuan, Luke Shield, Elle Anthony, Marcus Ollivierre, Max Hollingworth-Hays, Griffin Ritchie, Michael McHugh, Darioush Ghazian, Henry Wien, Peter Rhee. Grade 5: Daniel Truog, Oskar Peloquin, Walker Harris, Gabriel Estevez, Claire Walko, Max Mangum, Franklin Olivierre III, Sebastien Yunger, Luke Palmer, Dominque Thomas.
Collicot Top 10
Grade 3: Caelan Leddy, Ava Robertson, Cole Humphrey, Bridget Miskell, Olivia DiSandro, Connor Griffen, Toby Kelleher, Lok Ye Young, William deGregorio, Molly Farley. Grade 4: Sam Disandro, Vinzenz Vingl, Lily Tynan, Izzy Doten, Andrew Tran, Tyler Kennedy, Emily Karimbakas, Nate Labbe, Keira Earner, Caroline Ghelli. Grade 5: Aislinn Mershon, Kate McDonald, Anthony Martin, Saoirse Killion, Katie McDevitt, Colin McMorrow, Ben Mills, Maureen Lang, Arlo Stoodt, Michael Swanton.
Cunningham Top 10
Grade 3: Erika Wong, Patrick Schultz, Paul McLaughlin, Anya Weinstein, Liam McLoughlin, Benjamin Waterman, Kiera Glazer, William Kelley, Sophie Kosiba, Raina Sohur. Grade 4: Anna Hamblet, Mary Mylod, Dimitri Sophinos, Chloe Zhong, Aidan Skillin, Lucia Dwyer, Elizabeth McGill, Barron Clancy, Somachi Amadi, Kiley Fitzgerald. Grade 5: Arjun Sohur, Eris McCubbin, Sophie Boucher, Olga Kasarov, John McCampbell, Kayley Moy, Gwen LeLacheur, Joseph Andresino, Mahina Panerio-Langer, Jami Milliken.
Glover Top 10
Grade 3: Ardic Ceranoglu, Lydia Geering, Alexander Shenouda, Michael Duffy, Sampreeti Fitton, Clare Graham, Craig Pentland, Meredith Tangney, Clara Johnson, Nicolas Sutter. Grade 4: Frances Corcoran, Donovan Murray, Carolina deOliveira Castro, Annabella deOliveira Castro, Veronica deOliveira Castro, Rohan Meier, Billy Petrik, Jake Lippert, Henry Synnott, Nathaniel McNulty. Grade 5: Solveig Ask, Laura Braithwaite, Anna Fahy, Aidan Greene, Andrew Shenouda, Aidan Quinn, Thomas Statham, Luke Baltay, Luca Mostofi, Emmett Martin, Austin Au, Abigail Files.
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High School students in Kassandra Derby’s Drawing II class began work on the annual Mural project at Collicot Elementary School. The project began three years ago, when Collicot principal, Janet Sheehan, asked if high school art students could brighten up the first floor corridors with some colorful murals. Since then, the Drawing II classes have responded enthusiastically, creating several literacy-themed designs. This year’s students have created not one but two designs. On Monday night, the murals were revealed at a small ceremony to celebrate their completion. Many thanks to: Rachel Park, Darren Lopez, Alex Perez, Kurtis Cahill, Jannatul Ferdaus, Keanu Armstead, Tori Zimmer, Kali Guise, Kevin Roche, Zach Mazzarella, Josh Kery and Anne-Marie Grudem. Well done!
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The following item was submitted to us by Stephanie Nephew, Elementary Math & Language Arts Coordinator for Tucker Elementary School.
The Milton Public Schools Elementary faculty has participated in a variety of strategic efforts to support early literacy in the 2013-14 school year. In the fall of 2013, MPS launched Readers’ Workshop K-5 and implemented a district-wide reading assessment plan. The Lucy Calkins Readers’ Workshop Units of Study were also implemented across the district to guide our reading curriculum.
Readers’ Workshop is a structure for teaching reading that combines explicit instruction by the teacher, with extended time for students to read independently in “just right” books. The structure is designed to provide opportunities for differentiated instruction; whole group, small group, and individual instruction; exposure to a variety of genres; and a classroom that invites all students to become a part of a community of readers, thinkers, and talkers.
Teachers across the district have put in a tremendous amount of work refining their instruction in the readers’ workshop model and unpacking the Lucy Calkins curriculum units. Professional development opportunities to support the work were multifaceted. Teachers participated in full-day district-wide professional development workshops in late August and October. In addition, five-hour and ten-hour professional development strands after school and on weekends were offered throughout the year to gain curriculum and instructional support. Reading consultant, Martha Winikur, also worked closely with grades 1 and 2 teachers proving additional formal workshops and classroom instructional coaching.
In addition to instructional support, systematic assessments have been implemented to monitor reading progress and gain insight on the specific instructional targets necessary for individuals to continue to grow as readers. The Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System has been implemented for all K-2 students and the Scholastic Reading Inventory was administered for upper elementary students. Regular school-based data analysis meetings have been held to thoughtfully analyze the data and to develop action plans for instruction. With the increase of an additional reading specialist in the 2013-14 school year, we have been able to create a team approach to support all students. We hope to continue to grow a collaborative environment where teachers and reading specialists team up to use the data to drive their work as they ensure all students meet with success.
A full presentation of the early literacy initiatives including an overview of the district level elementary reading data will be presented to School Committee on Wednesday, May 14th at 7 pm.
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Two students from the Pierce Middle School attended a ceremony at the Seaport Hotel in Boston this past weekend for their success at this year’s NSTAR Challenge. The students, sixth-grader Peter Bongiorno and seventh-grader Justin Chan were required to creatively solve an energy challenge. Their entries were chosen from hundreds of student entries in towns which NSTAR serves.
The NSTAR Challenge is a program for students in grades K-12 that promotes energy efficiency and sustainable living. As part of the program, students are tasked with grade-specific assignments to showcase their energy knowledge. A panel of judges reviewed their work and selected winners from each grade. Congratulations to Bernadette McEvoy and Jeff Stoodt for encouraging their students to enter this competition and for helping them to excel.
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Milton High School senior Ally Jones recently learned that her painting has been selected for a state and national art competition. Each spring, a high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 8th District and is sponsored by Congressman Stephen F. Lynch.
Ally’s work, an acrylic painting of a rural scene, will be displayed in Congressman’s Lynch’s office. Ms. Jones and her family have been invited to the opening event featuring student artwork from around the 8th District. Winners will be announced on May 9th. The overall winner of the 8th District’s competition will have their work displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved in this contest.
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Please note — all incoming kindergarten parents and guardians will receive an email notice mid-May containing their child’s kindergarten screening appointment, tuition amount and school assignment information. Kindergarten Screenings will be held by appointment only on June 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th.
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We recently invited Internet Safety Expert Katie Greer to speak to our students at both Pierce Middle School and Milton High School. In addition, we scheduled a presentation for parents and guardians at the Milton High School auditorium. For all three venues, Ms. Greer received rave reviews from our staff, students and Milton Public School families. We are working to bring Ms. Greer back to Milton next year, but in the meantime, for more information on how to keep your children safer on the Internet and social media sites, visit her site at: http://klgreer.com/
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Congratulations to Leonice Bernard, who was recently notified by the New England Association for College Admission Counseling’s Inclusion, Diversity, Education, & Access Committee that she has been named a 2014 Margaret Addis Memorial Scholar.
As a Margaret Addis Scholar, Ms. Bernard will be provided with a one-year NEACAC membership and a scholarship to attend this year’s Annual Meeting and Conference (AMC) at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH from June 4th-6th. Ms. Bernard will join hundreds of other admission counseling professionals who have been recognized with this honor over the past 27 years.
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Milton High School Latin students at Classic Day.
Last month, Milton High School sent 24 Latin students to the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester to take part in Classics Day. This day has now been a tradition for Latin students around the state for 42 years. It includes a series of events dedicated to the study of Latin and Roman Culture. Students competed in a Certamen (trivia) contest as well as a costume competition and chariot race. Our Milton chariot team dedicated a great deal of their time building their chariot themselves and decorating it with Milton pride. All participants were engaged and conducted themselves admirably throughout the day. I would also like to thank Milton High School’s Latin teacher, Madeline Kolodziej, who accompanied our students to this event.
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The following item was submitted by Barbara Wright, Milton High School’s Humanities Department Head:
More than 200 students from Milton High School recently attended a field trip to the House of Blues in Cambridge. The history of the Blues is really a history of America itself, and our 11th grade students learned about those connections through an interactive field trip at the House of Blues in Boston. Students from around Massachusetts joined our high school students to learn about how the Blues influenced not only other forms of music but also its influence on society. In the process they were treated to a concert presented by talented musicians from around Boston who played a wide selection of Blues-infused songs by artists like Muddy Waters, Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson and Mary J. Blige.
The program mixed narration and music, and using both told the story of the Blues, from the advent of slavery in America through today. Our juniors who attended are studying both American history and American literature this year, so were able to make connections to both their English and History curriculum. Students learned how the rhythmic tones of the early Blues helped slaves communicate as they worked, and later those same rhythms expressed the social unrest felt during the Jim Crow era and then the determination of the Civil Rights era. They also were shown the influence the Blues has on many other types of music, including rock, jazz, hip-hop and rap.
The students sang and danced throughout the performance, and one of our students – Javana Samuels – even got a chance to sing “This Little Light of Mine” with the band’s lead singer. Needless to say, she brought down the house with her vocals!! She will be able to tell her friends and family that she sang in one of the most notable Blues venues in the United States. All in all, it was a very successful field trip. Thank you to M-PACE for their generous sponsorship of this event.
UPCOMING MPS EVENTS
- Relay For Life will be held on Saturday, May 10th at 2pm in the Copeland Field House
- The Milton High School Spring Concert will be held on Wednesday, May 14th at 7pm at the Milton High School Auditorium.
PAC/SPECIAL ED NEWS
The next Challenger Division game will be played on May 18th at 4:45pm at Shields Park on Eliot Street. The Challenger Division of Little League enables boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 5-18, or up to age 22 (if still enrolled in high school), to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide.
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Also, PAC Parent Speak and Elections will be held on May 15th at 7pm at the Pierce Middle School library. All members of the Milton Special Ed PAC are encouraged to vote.
BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS HOSPITAL – MILTON
BIDH-Milton is pleased to announce that one-time grants are available for $500 up to $1,500 to serve communities within the service area of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton. Applications are being sought from residents, local service agencies, non-profit organizations, Boards of Health, coalitions, and community groups to help address the community health needs outlined in BID-Milton’s 2014 Community Benefits statement of goals. Other hospitals or hospital-affiliated organizations may not apply for funding. For more information, contact robert_mccrystal@MiltonHospital.org or call 617-313-1590. Applications must be received by Friday, June 27th at 1 pm EST, and funded projects must be completed no later than June 30, 2015.
NEWS AROUND TOWN
The following item was submitted by Joseph Lynch, Director of the Department of Public Works.
The Milton DPW will be holding their 11th Annual Open House on Saturday, May 17th from 10am to 1pm at the DPW yard on Randolph Ave. The DPW Open House celebrates National Public Works Week and the thousands of men and women who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as Public Works.
This year, we will be offering food and refreshments to all in attendance. Both young and old can enjoy the many events that we will be hosting such as:
- DPW Trucks and equipment will be on display for children to come aboard, honk the horns and have a great time.
- Kids can also marvel at the recycling magic of BJ Hickman, who will be performing at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm.
- In addition, the eleventh annual “Larry DeCelle Friend of the DPW Award” will be presented.
- BikeMilton (www.bikemilton.org) will be at the yard, running a used bike sale from 10am-4pm. Bikes may be donated Friday May 16th 5-6:30pm and on the day from 8.30-10am
- Sustainable Milton and Cradles to Crayons (www.cradlestocrayons.org) will also be at the event, helping to give a new lease on life to unwanted items.
- Collections for inkjet cartridges and cell phones to raise funds for Milton Schools
- Collections of button cell batteries, thermometers and thermostats containing mercury (recycling these keeps hazardous substances out of our waste stream)
- Collections of worn sneakers to be made into sports surface by Nike Reuse-a Shoe
- Earthmover compost bins will also be available for $42 (checks payable to Town of Milton please). Order rain barrels via phone – 800-251-2352 or online at www.sustainablemilton.org by May 12, 2014.
For more information, visit the Milton DPW website at: http://www.townofmilton.org/Public_Documents/MiltonMA_DPW/DPW
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The item below was submitted by Janet Gilmore of ArtSpace Milton:
Please join Artspace Milton, the Mary M. B. Wakefield Charitable Trust, and Sustainable Milton in a creative celebration of love for your Mother Earth.
Mayfest 2014 will provide families with an afternoon of live music, including Milton’s own Franc Graham Band, and art activities to exercise imaginations and demonstrate our appreciation for the wonderful world we live in. The day will include a Maypole dance, create a Mother’s Day Crown for your Mother (or yourself!), enjoy environmental art installations, and tips and ideas for how to live lightly and reduce our impact on the environment. There will also be a Recycle Art Challenge: “Bag the plastic!” Make an art piece out of recycled materials and bring to be exhibited at the event. Prizes will be awarded!
The event will take place Saturday, May 10 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on the stunning grounds of the Wakefield Estate at 1465 Brush Hill Road, Milton, MA. Mary “Polly” Wakefield was a lover of the natural world who believed it vital to “organize to re-establish the contact between the land and the people.” All events are weather permitting. Please call for updates 617-333-0924
MILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
The following items were sent to us by Sara Truog, Assistant Children’s Librarian.
In addition to our regular story times on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the Children’s Room at Milton Public Library is pleased to offer this exciting program for the young people in your life:
Wednesday, May 7th from 4 – 5pm
French Reading Support with Mr. Leite, Grades 1-2
In this program, beloved Tucker French teacher Mr. Leite will lead students in a French reading tutorial. This class is for first and second grade students in the French program in the Milton Public Schools who need help with reading, and is limited to ten students. While this is a series, registration for each individual class is required.
Friday, May 9th from 10am–12:00 noon
Free Play Friday, Ages 0-5
Drop by and enjoy puzzles and games in the Story Hour room. The room will be open for two hours in the morning for you to enjoy with your little ones.
Saturday, May 10th from 11am – 12:00 noon
Reading Dogs, Grades K-5
Kids currently in grades K-5 who need to practice reading aloud are invited to come meet and read to some lovable therapy dogs who are great listeners. Each child will have the opportunity to read at least one book to one of our canine volunteers. Bring a favorite book with you, or choose from our shelf. Registration is required.
Saturday, May 10th from 2 – 3:00 pm
Mel O’Drama, Ages 5-9
Kids aged 5-9 are invited to join local drama teacher Melanie Grace Gillespie for a theatrical and creative hour of Mel O’Drama! Students will enjoy such fun activities as warmups, improv games, voice projection, scene work, and movement. 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. 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:
The Milton Art Center is registering for adult and teen summer art classes. In addition, they are holding sign-ups for MAC Paint Night on May 15th. Please click here for course descriptions and dates: http://www.miltonartcenter.org/
Boys Varsity Lacrosse
Team Record: BSC League: 0-6, Non-league Record: 3-1, Overall Record: 3-7. Team Highlights: The team went 3-0 over spring break, defeating Whitman-Hanson, Canton, and Silver Lake. Individual Player Highlights: Senior co-captains Connor Richard and Dan Matisoff are leading the team in scoring, while senior goalie Seadna Scanlon is anchoring the team defense. What’s next: The team will be playing 8 games in the next two weeks, with five at home. The Milton High School Boys Lacrosse program will be hosting the Milton Youth Lacrosse program at their home game against Hanover on Saturday, May 10th. There will be free admission for all youth players wearing their jerseys. The team will be holding Senior Night on Wednesday, May 21 for the program’s 12 seniors.
Girls Varsity Lacrosse
League Record: 0-6, Overall Record: 0-9. Individual Player Highlights: Claire Mahoney as midfield has been a solid contributor on attack and defense, with 17 goals & 8 Assists. Mackenzie Stanley in goal has a 46% save percentage and has come up big in many games. Courtney Ware and Liz O’Connor have been backbones of the defense. Team Highlights: While continuing to compete in a very tough league, they had a great team effort against Walpole (#4 in the state) on Friday and played Wellesley to a close game in our second encounter. Coming up next are games vs Newton North HS, Needham HS, Weymouth HS, and Ursuline Academy.
Boys Varsity Baseball
The team currently stands at 8-4, with a league record of 6-3. They are currently tied for first place in the Herget Division. Leading the way offensively are Jason Turner and Colin McCabe. Jason is currently hitting 0.442 and Colin McCabe is batting 0.375. Sophomores Brandon Musto and Jake Walker both have two league wins on the mound, and senior Cam Brown has been outstanding out of the bullpen. The team has a busy week this week, playing 4 games on the road vs Brookline HS, Norwood HS, Wayland HS, and Braintree HS. We are home again on 5/12 when they take on Walpole HS at 3:45. JV BASEBALL: 7-4 record with games at Brookline, Norwood, Wayland and Braintree this week (8 games left on the schedule). Sophomore Cullen McMurray threw a no-hitter against Wayland on 4/17, leading Milton to a 2-0 win. Freshman Andrew Steele threw a one-hit shutout against Weymouth on 5/2, leading Milton to a 1-0 win. Sophomore Scott Cummings is leading the team in hitting with a .429 batting average, .618 on base percentage and 8 stolen bases.
Girls Varsity Softball
Milton High Softball – Currently 1 and 10 but a huge week coming up with 4 winnable games. Pitchers Julie Henry and Shannon Fitzgerald have been working hard, especially in our game Friday against Weymouth. Jacqui Losi is leading the team in hitting with a .437 batting average. Juliann Coestta is a close second with .428. Seniors Julia Moore and Emily Brink are helping the team succeed with their leadership skills. MHS is playing home Wednesday vs Norwood HS and Friday vs Braintree HS!
The Girls track team is 0-3 overall and in the conference. They have had 3 losses to Needham, Wellesley and Natick. The team had a meet vs. Walpole yesterday and will compete against Dedham on Wednesday. Colette O’Leary took 2nd place in the one mile at the MSTCA Freshman Sophomore meet this past Saturday and Mairead Dambruch took 3rd place in the 2 mile at the same MSTCA meet.
The Boys Track team is currently 0-3, despite many fine performances. The team has an excellent chance of winning its last three meets vs Walpole HS, Dedham HS, and Norwood HS.
Boys Tennis is 2-3 in league play and 2-5 overall. Up next are matches vs Walpole HS, Needham HS, Dedham HS and Framingham HS
BSC League record 0-5, Overall Record of 1-5. The Girls Tennis team players are: Gabrielle Che, Renee Chiu, Ellese Crawford, Miyabi Fraser , MadelineHoy, Mikalia Jackson, Olivia Johnson , Olivia Keohane , Oceane Marescal, Kate Ricciuti , and Natalie Tsang. Up next for girls tennis are matches vs Walpole HS, Framingham HS, Needham HS, and Dedham HS
League record: 3-0…. victories over Algonquin Regional, Wilbraham & Monson Academy and Scituate HS. Overall record 5-0…… two non- league wins over Cambridge R&L and Lincoln Sudbury. Rugby Highlights: Carrying two full sides, JV and Varsity, Undefeated. Defending Div 2 state Champions. Only ten points allowed in 5 games during first half. Leading scorer: Mark Chandler. Captains are Phil Janvier, Tim O’Connor. Number one seed in Massachussetts in Division 2. 2 more league games against Quincy and Marshfield this week. Playoffs Tues, May 20. Finals Saturday May 24 at Fort Devens.
Coach Mike McVeigh is very happy with the results so far. The Varsity 4, our top boat, has decisively beaten the three opponents they’ve faced so far; Cambridge Ringe & Latin, Vermont Academy and Thayer Academy. The second boat, or junior varsity, has also performed well, also besting our opponents’ top boat in two out of the three races. There is real competition for seats inside our first boat, a crucial element which pushes performances and makes each practice count. “I’m excited to see what kind of speed we can achieve in the next few weeks heading into both the regional (5/24) and state championships (5/25)”, says Coach McVeigh.
Boys Crew – The boys Crew team has had a rocky start. Versus Cambridge Rindge and Latin our third boat was a good 20 second ahead in a 4 minute race, only to break an oar and never recover. Nevertheless our 2nd boat demonstrated equal dominance with a 20+ second victory sans equipment breakage. Our 1st boat, still finding its rhythm lost by 8 seconds to a strong CRLS 1st boat. Versus Vermont Academy our 1st boat won decisively and our second boat came in behind VA’s 1st boat as expected. Finally against Thayer, equipment issues continued to plague the boys team. First and second boat suffered a 40 degree collision bow to bow in the first 200 meters, crippling the second boat and taking the first boat out of the race. Nevertheless, we seem faster than ever and the next few weeks should help to reveal whether looks are deceiving or on the mark! We look forward to the regional and State championships on the weekend of the 24th and 25th of May!
For sports schedules for all MHS teams, please click here:
Students: Congratulations to each of the sixth-grade students in Ms. Smialek’s class at Pierce Middle School. These students recently participated in the National Lemonade Day Entrepreneurial program sponsored by Babson College. This program is designed to teach students the skills needed to become small business owners. The students selected a name for their business (Cheers 4 Charity), set up a budget, took out small loans, created advertising posters, built a stand, and made and sold lemonade at the Pierce Middle School’s Global Celebration of Diversity. From the profit they made, the students repaid their loans and are donating their profit to the Milton’s Teens In Need charity. Great job!
Staff: Please join me in thanking our School Nurses. These hardworking professionals do their best every day to keep our students healthy and safe. Many thanks to: Maureen LeBlanc of Glover, Marylou Bradley of Tucker, Barbara Perry of Pierce Middle School, Alison Joyce of Cunningham, Joan Traverse and Jeanne Sgroi of Collicot,MaryJane Walsh, district-wide and Margaret Gibbons of Milton High School.
Volunteers: Now that Town Meeting season is upon us, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the hundreds of Town Meeting Members who give their valuable time to the Town of Milton. Town Meeting is an excellent example of direct democracy which has existed since the 17th century. I am proud be a witness to this process and I think it serves as a valuable civics lesson to our students and to our community. I am grateful to each and every Town Meeting member for their time and effort.
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.