From: Mary C. Gormley
To: Parents/Guardians and Staff
Re: E-blast Update
Date: November 20th, 2014
FROM THE DESK OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
As many of you know, the Milton School Committee meets twice a month, usually in the Milton High School library on Wednesday nights. Those of you who have attended these meetings or watched the broadcast know that they can cover a wide range of issues. These meetings always include a Citizens Speak portion, where any Milton resident can voice their opinion on school-related topics. School Committee members have seen demonstrations of Lego robots, congratulated winning high school teams, met with spelling bee and LifeSmarts champions, heard from each school’s Site Council and marveled at award-winning artwork brought in by our talented students. These meetings also typically include a presentation from one of our many departments. Recent presentations have included an update from our Special Education department, the District’s Diversity Report, the district’s MCAS Presentation and a Common Core Standards Overview Presentation. All of these reports are posted online after the meetings and can be accessed on the Milton Public Schools homepage by clicking here: http://www.miltonps.org/committee-presentations.php
We also hear from the various subcommittees of the School Committee, including Finance, Facilities, Health & Wellness and Policy subcommittees. We encourage all Milton Public School parents to attend at least one School Committee meeting at some point during the year. Another option would be to watch the meetings on Milton Access Television “live” on the scheduled night, or via the website on http://miltonaccesstv.org/school-committee/ We think you will like what you see.
Our School Committee members are:
Mr. Leroy Walker, Chairman
Mr. Michael Zullas, Vice Chairman
Ms. Lynda-Lee Sheridan
Ms. Mary Kelly
Ms. Kristan Bagley Jones
Ms. Becky Padera
SCHOOL COMMITTEE UPDATE
There have been two School Committee meetings since my last E-blast, held on Nov. 5th and Nov. 10th. The next meeting will be held December 3rd at 7 pm in the Milton High School library.
November 5th: This meeting began with the introduction of the district’s new Parent Liaison, Marti O’Keefe McKenna. She detailed her position’s responsibilities and encouraged parents who have questions to contact her. Next, the Pierce Site Council presented their School Improvement Plan, followed by the K-12 Science and STEM presentation by Elementary Science Coordinator Bernadette Moonan, Middle School Science Curriculum Coordinator Christine Chiappetta, Milton High School Science Department Head Amy Tom and Milton High School teacher John Diamond. School Committee members discussed the fee schedule for FY16. They decided to vote on this issue at the next meeting. As part of the Chairman’s Report, committee members discussed the Superintendent’s Evaluation and voted to approve it. As part of the finance subcommittee, members approved the vendor warrant, reviewed the FY14 Final Budget, approved the FY15 budget line items and reviewed the FY16 Advancement Budget Update. They also voted to approve several grants awarded to the Milton Public Schools.
November 10th: The meeting began with two elementary students reading “thank you” notes to veterans, and a moment of silence for former Tucker principal Diane Gosselin.
As part of Citizen Speak, a group of parents came to speak about the East Milton bus fees. Next, the Tucker site council presented their School Improvement Plan. This was followed by an Athletic Presentation by Athletic Director Larry Rooney. School Committee members then began discussions about next year’s bus fee. After discussion, the committee voted to charge a per-pupil rate of $375 town-wide and reduce the family cap to $750.
Next, there was a presentation on the FY16 Advancement Budget and the Annual Report was handed out for edits and will be voted at the next meeting. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd at 7pm in the Milton High School library.
Please be on the lookout for a Survey Monkey from the Milton Public Schools. We are gathering data to see how parents feel about winter weather-related school closings and/or delays.
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Please see the summary of the Milton Public Schools’ music curriculum below, provided by Dr. Noreen Diamond Burdett, April Allegrezza, Colleen Martin and Dawn Sykes.
Elementary General Music K-5
The elementary music curriculum has experienced a number of revisions that address three important areas of education: collaboration with various grade level curricula; common assessment amongst grade levels across the district; and strategies to accentuate student individualization and performance.
The music curriculum has been updated to align and collaborate with the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies with the hope of accentuating enduring understandings of the world and its people. For example, while students in grade two are studying immigration in the classroom, they are singing songs from the United States and around the world, and exploration connections. Students in grade four are singing and playing songs from the various regions of the United States. Students in grade five are experiencing American history through the music and songs that were instrumental in the fight for bringing change to American society to promote human rights for all.
The elementary music curriculum has also been redesigned to include formal assessment of student knowledge. This year, all grade three students will be pre-and post-tested on treble clef note reading and rhythm reading skills. More formal testing is in the works for the future as we, as music educators, strive to determine how to know what our students truly know. Increased individual assessment for student performance has become prevalent with the auditions for the Massachusetts All-State Treble Chorus for students in grade five and solos in concerts and performances which are open to all students.
Pierce Middle School Music 6-8
The Pierce Middle School music curriculum has added common written assessments for measuring student learning across all grade levels. Students are assessed for their understanding of various music skills and concepts at each grade level. The middle school music faculty is refining the assessment tool used for measuring student musical performance. Aspects of pitch, rhythm, intonation, and tone will be assessed using a common rubric that will align across all performance ensembles. The new tool will be implemented in December during the next round of performance assessments.
In addition, the Pierce Music department has established a team goal of incorporating activities and teaching strategies to improve music literacy. Students are reading, creating, and performing rhythms to reinforce understanding of rhythm values and increase fluency when reading rhythmic passages. Along with the emphasis on rhythmic reading, the students continue to study elements of pitch, expression and form in sight reading activities to overall improve their ability to read musical notation.
Milton High School Music 9-12
The MHS music curriculum for the performance ensembles has added common assessments to measure student growth in both understanding and applying musical terms, symbols, and notation and in performance skills. The performance assessments also include self-evaluation using the same evaluation tools as the teacher. The assessments are administered three points during the year (September, January and May), in addition to the regularly scheduling tests throughout the year. The results of the assessments will be used to inform instruction and revise the curriculum as needed. The curriculum added weekly written homework assignments for all performance groups which focus on music literacy and understanding of terms, symbols and notation. The ultimate goal is to help students develop musical and performance skills, as well as the evaluative skills to help them to become independent musicians.
All non-performance based music classes at MHS have added pre-and post tests to the curriculum. The pre-tests are given at the beginning of the semester to see where the students need review and/or added instruction. The results of the pre-tests are used to inform instruction for the course as well as looking at the previous curriculum (if there was a pre-requisite course to take this course) to see if revision is necessary. The post-tests are given near the end of the semester and also are used to inform instruction for the next semester.
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Milton High School’s Pre-K Program “Reading Rocks”/Early Literacy Initiative
The following item was submitted by Milton High School Pre-K teacher Eileen Mullen.
Milton High Schools’s Pre-K program hosts an annual “Reading Rocks” initiative. This year’s event got off to a great start with a visit from MHS librarian, Jen Troy. Jen collaborated with the Child Study II classes and presented a unit on Children’s Literature and the importance of reading to children as well as inviting the Pre-K children on another day to the library for a special reading of Bats in the Library. Ms.Troy is a fabulous resource!
Teachers, administration and staff also shared their love for reading by visiting the Pre-K classroom. So far, we have had visits from A.J. Melanson, Paul Damiani, Michelle Kreuzer, Steve Tart, Kelly Losi, Dyanne Crowley, John Radosta and Bill Donovan. Members of our Pre-K families have also been invited in the months to come.
Sara Truog, head librarian for the Milton Public Library paid us a visit and read some favorites to the children. The kids were excited to hear that they can get their own library card after turning five years old.
There will be a “Reading Rocks” photo display of our special visitors and we hope it will continue to grow!
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With the help of the elementary principals and PTO presidents, Marti McKenna, Sara Troug and Lori Henry held successful Family Literacy Events for parents and guardians in all four elementary schools. This group held a coffee hour at Cunningham and Collicot on Tuesday, November 4th and contributed to the evening PTO meetings at Glover on Wednesday, November 12th and at Tucker on Thursday, November 13th. Ms. McKenna outlined her new role as Family Outreach Liaison. Ms. Truog and Ms. Henry spoke about the importance of family literacy and presented the “Cool Tools That Kids Can Use” with their MPL cards. The group also distributed handouts on the Cool Tools, MPL bookmarks and an apropos favor, an apple with the quote “An apple for the teacher is really nothing new except when you remember that parents are teachers too.”
The following item was submitted by Elementary Language Arts & Math Curriculum Coordinator Amy Gale:
This spring, nearly all of the Milton Public Schools will be participating in a field test of the new PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) exam. This exam was created to address the need to prepare students for college and career and to answer the call for an exam aligned with the new Common Core State Standards. The PARCC is slated to replace the current MCAS exam in the Spring of 2015 and this field test will be an excellent opportunity for the district to gain familiarity with the test, its components and how well our students are prepared. The following, taken from www.parcconline.org outlines the priorities and technology based design of the exam.
State leaders in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers share one fundamental goal: building their collective capacity to dramatically increase the rates at which students graduate from high school prepared for success in college and the workplace.
PARCC’s next-generation assessment system will provide students, educators, policymakers and the public with the tools needed to identify whether students — from grade 3 through high school — are on track for postsecondary success and, critically, where gaps may exist and how they can be addressed well before students enter college or the workforce.
The PARCC assessment has six priority purposes, which are driving the design of the system The priority purposes of PARCC Assessments are:
- Determine whether students are college- and career-ready or on track
- Assess the full range of the Common Core Standards, including standards that are difficult to measure
- Measure the full range of student performance, including the performance high- and low-performing students
- Provide data during the academic year to inform instruction, interventions and professional development
- Provide data for accountability, including measures of growth
- Incorporate innovative approaches throughout the assessment system
PARCC will also use technology throughout the design and implementation of the assessment system. The overall assessment system design will include a mix of constructed response items, performance-based tasks, and computer-enhanced, computer-scored items. The PARCC assessments will be administered via computer, and a combination of automated scoring and human scoring will be employed.
FOOD SERVICE NEWS
The following item was submitted by Food Service Director Jackie Morgan:
Have you checked recently to see if your family qualifies for free or reduced lunch for your child?
The National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools. They provide nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free breakfasts and lunches to children each school day.
Students may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Children from families with incomes at or below 130 percent of the poverty level are eligible for free meals. Those with incomes between 130 percent and 185 percent of the poverty level are eligible for reduced‐price meals, for which students can be charged no more than 40 cents.
We offer breakfast every school day in all of our schools. Breakfast is free for all REDUCED and FREE students and it is a great way to start the day. Breakfast is $1.25 for all paid students. These funds can come right out of your students Nutrikids account. Student’s who qualify for the reduced program pay $.40 for a complete lunch. Breakfast is now offered on the grab and go carts located at Pierce and at the Milton High School.
All children come through a computerized Point of Sale system which keeps student information private. All students state their name in elementary school or use a four /five digit PIN number in both middle and high school. Below is the federal income chart to help you understand if your family may qualify for meals assistance.
|FEDERAL ELIGIBILITY INCOME CHART School Year 2014-2015|
|Each additional person:||+7,511||+626||+145|
The following essay is the first chapter of book, “Ivy” being written by fourth-grade Cunningham student Erika Wong and was part of a class assignment from her teacher, Julie Marotta.
“Ivy looked out of the window of her small brick house in California. She had been inside her house for hours and she was bored. Ivy went up to her dark red room where the wallpaper was fading and her toys and clothes were everywhere. She flopped on her bed and stared at the ceiling. She heard her baby brother George screaming. ERRRRRR! So annoying!!!
Ivy tried to calm down by thinking about good things. But only bad things came to her. Ivy thought about her old brick house. She thought about her way dull boring brown hair. She thought about her annoying two-year-old brother George. But mostly she thought about her fear of spiders. Ivy was a small six-year-old kindergartner. Just then, she heard a loud knock on the door. She looked out the window. It was her best friend, Tracy. Ivy ran down the stairs and opened the door. “Hi, Tracy!” “Hey, Ivy, want to come over?” “Sure, let me ask first …. MOM, CAN I GO TO TRACY’S HOUSE?” Ivy’s mom, who wanted Ivy to stop whining about her things said, “Sure!” So Ivy and Tracy walked to her house.
When they got to Tracy’s house, they went up to her room. Ivy was looking forward to playing water polo in Tracy’s pool. But instead, they went inside Tracy’s secret hideout. By the time Tracy started pretending to type in the secret numbers to the hideout, Ivy knew they were off to an adventure……….”
The following student art was submitted by Tucker Art Teacher Jess Gillooly.
Tucker students complete a lesson on the artist Wassily Kandinsky, where students practiced using a variety of line and color to express emotion.
Tucker 5th grader Matilda Baldwin painted her clay animal inspired by the Mexican woodcarvers visit.
Painting by Tucker third grader David Paez Monge
UPCOMING MPS EVENTS
Please make note of this very special event being held at Milton High School on Monday. According to Milton High School Principal James Jette, this is a “do not miss event” for all parents/guardians of high school students. Our goal is to keep the students in the Town of Milton safe and clean!
A Chemical Health & Awareness Night will be held for students, parents/guardians and coaches on Monday, November 24th at 6:30pm in the Charles Winchester auditorium. This is an event for all parents/guardians who have a student at Milton High School. Our goal is to share with you preventative measures, signs to watch for and resources to access if needed. Some of the topics will include:
- Underage Drinking
- Marijuana Use
- E-Cigarettes (Vaping)
- Chewing Tobacco
- Steroid Use
- Dangers of opiates and so much more
Having a open and honest discussion and bringing awareness to these issues, is a priority of the Milton High School’s administration.
Milton Police Chief Richard Wells will be in attendance, along with Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey, ADA Jennifer Rowe and David Morgan. Please see the bios below on our guests:
Michael Morrissey was recently re-elected to his second term as Norfolk District Attorney. After serving in the Massachusetts legislature for 34 years, he is now the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in Norfolk County. DA Morrissey provided the training and resources needed to form Milton’s Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition which met for the first time earlier this month.
Jennifer Rowe became a prosecutor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 20 years ago. She has served as Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County, and for the past 10 years has served as a Norfolk County prosecutor. Her caseload has involved complex narcotics cases, motor vehicle homicides, sexual assaults, civil rights violations, domestic violence and firearms violations. She was the Deputy Chief of District Courts prior to her selection by DA Morrissey to serve as the Director of the Crime Prevention Unit.
David Morgan is a pharmacist with 30 years of experience. He served as Director, Outpatient Pharmacies for Boston Medical Center, Adjunct Faculty at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, served on DPH’s Medical Review Group, served as the Chairman of the American Pharmaceutical Association and Chairman of the Board of the Massachusetts Pharmacist Association. He was selected by DA Morrissey to serve as the Safe prescribing Consultant for Norfolk County.
Please make every effort to attend this important and potentially life-saving presentation.
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Milton Teens in Need is sponsoring a “Winter Clothing Drive”. Donations will be accepted at Piece Middle School during the week of December 1-5th. We are collecting coats, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, and boots. In addition, we are also collecting any and all “Milton” clothing and spirit wear. Help us recycle our “Milton” attire for the next generation of Wildcats!! All donations will be given away FREE on Saturday, December 6th from9:00 am – 12:00pm in the Pierce Middle School Cafeteria.
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The Key Club along with the French, Spanish and Latin Clubs will be collecting donations for Toys for Tots. We will collect donations from December 2nd through December 12.
PAC/SPECIAL ED NEWS
Please join the SEPAC at Pierce Middle School Library on Tuesday, December 2nd from 7-9pm for a meeting “An IEP With My Child.”
Every child with a disability who receives special education services must have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). This workshop takes parents step-by-step through IEP development, including how to articulate a vision, using evaluations to write measurable goals, and measuring their child’s progress.
Guest speaker Jennie Dunkley will place additional emphasis on what many consider the “meat” of the IEP: measurable goals and objectives.
Jennie Dunkley is a Special Education Family Consultant and Child Advocate providing services to families throughout the special education process. She is a senior trainer for the Federation for Children with Special Needs on Basic Rights, IEP Development, Transition and Multiple Learning Styles and she provides her own workshops on positive parenting and other topics. Jennie is a Board Member of the Special Needs Advocacy Network (SPAN).
Come learn the necessary ingredients to developing skill-driven goals that are challenging, yet achievable, and how to identify if progress has been made.
Questions? Email Michelle Connolly, Chairperson, Milton SEPAC at email@example.com.
NEWS AROUND TOWN
Please join Best Buddies Massachusetts for their annual 5k Gobbler run/walk tomorrow — Saturday, November 22nd at Cunningham School, 44 Edge Hill Road. Milton High School students will be defending the “Golden Gobbler” title they earned last year. Prizes and gift certificates will go to top fundraisers and finishers. Top individual, community team and school team fundraisers will receive the coveted Golden Gobbler trophy! Pre-race festivities and registration take place between 7:30am and 9. The race/walk portion gets underway at 9:15am.
New this year; a shortened 30-minute walk which will include treats along the route and a ‘make your own runner bib’ craft. Race fees: $20 in advance/on line; $25 day of registration. Sponsors present at the event include: Brueggers Bagels, Boston Brewing, Perfect Fuel and Today’s Special. Register in advance by going to the Best Buddies website: http://www.bestbuddiesma.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1119566
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The following item was sent in by the Milton Department of Public Works:
Trash and Recycling Collections for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 27thwill occur one day before — on Wednesday November 26. There will be no change for Wednesday collections.
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Milton Youth soccer Uniform program: Pass us your soccer uniforms …. and we’ll pass them on to children all over the world. Drop off your used soccer uniforms (and equipment) in collection bins located in the lobbies of Collicot/Cunningham, Glover, Tucker and Pierce schools and at 34 Cliff Road.
Any donations of clean T-Shirts, shorts, socks, shin guards, cleats, and deflated balls and pumps will be gratefully accepted. Note that uniforms from other sports will also be gratefully accepted. (Collection dates are November 17- December 12 ) For more information, call Madame Brown at: 617-696-8125. This project is supported by the Milton Public schools and Milton Soccer.
MILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
The following item was submitted by Sara Truog, Children’s Librarian:
There’s always something cool for kids to do at the Milton Public Library! 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 November 30 – December 6:
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 2:30-4:30 pm
Half Day Family Movie: The Lego Movie, All Ages
It’s an Early Release Day for the Milton Public Schools… so why not join us for a matinee? We’ll be showing popular family favorite The Lego Movie: “An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special’, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.” Rated PG; run time 100 minutes. All ages welcome; no registration required.
Friday, December 5, 2014 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, December 6, 2014 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Sparky’s Puppets Presents: Stories from Snowy Lands, All Ages
Celebrate the winter season as Sparky’s Puppets perform “Stories from Snowy Lands.” Watch Jack Frost’s magic bring a snowman to life; laugh at the antics of a boastful bear that goes ice fishing; and visit a shoemaker’s shop on a wintry day! Sparky’s Puppets dramatize favorite children’s stories with colorful puppets, lively humor and plenty of audience participation. They have performed in schools, libraries and festivals throughout New England for over 30 years. All ages welcome. Registration is required and is open now. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.
Don’t forget to check the library web calendar for a listing of the many programs we offer year-round. Information about and registration for all of our programs can always be found on our online calendar at www.miltonlibrary.org, or by calling the Children’s Room at 617-898-4957 during business hours. Also, like the Milton Public Library 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.
The following item was sent to us by Amy Rosa, Teen Librarian:
On Saturday, December 6th from 9am to 1pm, join Kaplan and the teen department for a FREE college prep event and take full length practice test of the SAT/ACT combo practice test. All of their practice tests are proctored like an actual test, except your scores won’t go on record. You will receive test scores back 1-2 weeks after the exam. Results will be sent back via email or phone and a Kaplan representative will be able to answer any questions you may have. Sign up online at kaptest.com/college to reserve your spot! Event code is SKKA140114. For more information on this and other teen events at the Milton Public Library, please contact Amy Rosa, Young Adult Librarian, at (617)-698-5757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate Computer Science Education Week Dec. 8 to 14!
CSEdWeek is an annual program dedi-cated to showing K-12 students the im-portance of computer science education. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduc-tion to computer programming, designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn.
Unplugged Hour of Code
Sunday Dec. 14, 2pm
Children and tweens are welcome to join us for two hours of unplugged coding
activities. Please register at www.miltonlibrary.org.
Teen Writing Workshop
Monday Dec 8, 7pm
Aspiring writers in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in our fallwriting workshop series. Each workshop focuses on a different aspect of writing.
After School Games
When: Every day Where: Teen Room
Choose from a various number of games, puzzles, brainteasers, and more. Ask the teen librarian or the reference desk for the games. Please be courtesy of Miss Amy’s games and make sure to keep all pieces together. Most importantly, have fun and enjoy!
Teen Book Club
Monday Dec 1, 7pm
Our December pick is Naruto Vol. 1 The Tests of the Ninja by Masashi Kishimoto. “In another world, ninja are the ultimate power–and in the village of Konoha-gakure live the stealthiest ninja in the world. Today, peace has returned, and a troublemaking orphan named Uzumaki Naruto is struggling to graduate from the ninja Academy. His goal: to become the next Hokage. But unknown to Naruto and his classmates, within him is a terrifying force.” Contact Amy to get a copy of the book. We encourage anyone new to join us!
After School Movie
Fri. Dec. 12, 3pm
Vote for your pick this month! Cast your vote with Amy in the teen room.
Contact Amy Rosa
To see a complete listing of library events, please click here:
Powder Puff is back! Senior Girls vs. Sophomore Girls and Junior Girls vs. Freshman Girls – both games will be played on Monday, November 24th on Brooks Field from 5:30-7:30pm.
Please come and cheer on the Wildcats! This year’s traditional Milton/Braintree Thanksgiving Day game will be held at Braintree High School. Kickoff will be 10am.
Best of luck to our runners on the Girls Cross Country team, who are headed to New York on November 29th to compete in the Nike Cross Nationals – Northeast Regional meet. Along with Coaches Tom Shaw and Kerri Devin, we will be expecting great performances from our top runners at this meet.
Parents/guardians of MHS athletes – please be aware that we have asked each of our student/athletes to sell a minimum of 10 of our prize calendars. These calendars cost $10 each and each person who buys a calendar has a chance to win dozens of prizes – there will be a winner each day! Stop by the Milton HS Athletic office (near the Copeland Field House entrance) to get your Prize calendar Raffles.
Winter Sports Signups are underway. Please click here for step-by-step instructions on how to register for winter sports. Click “Winter Sports Registration.”
Pierce basketball signups – pay attention for details on Pierce Basketball sign-ups or speak with Coach John O’Leary at Pierce Middle School: email@example.com
Students: I would like to congratulate Cunningham students Aiden Skillin and Brianna DiMaggio, both of whom attended a recent School Committee meeting to read essays they had written about Veteran’s Day. The students did a wonderful job conveying their pride in the United States military and pride in their family members who serve.
Staff: Although he is not a Milton Public School employee, I would like to thank Milton Police Sgt. Jack Richman, who is certainly a part of our team here in the Milton Public Schools. I am grateful to Sgt. Richman for his leadership in safety and security training with Milton Public School staff. His assistance on lockdown drills and security protocols has been invaluable. Please see the quotes below from some of our principals with whom Sgt. Richman has worked:
James Jette: “Jack Richman’s support, expertise and guidance has been invaluable. It has been a pleasure working with Mr. Richman. His calm, yet no nonsense demeanor has helped MPS with significant enhancements in our security thus increasing the safety of our students, staff and facilities. If we have any questions or concerns, he responds in a very timely manner with the answer. He is truly an asset to the Milton Public School, Milton PD and of course, the entire Milton Community.”
Dr. Karen Spaulding: Schools have historically been places where children feel safe and thus can learn and grow. Unfortunately, the acts of some have shaken that foundation. That said, the commitment to and compassion for the children, staff, and faculty of the Milton Public Schools that has been shown by Sgt. Richman and the entire Milton Police Department has brought all of us at Pierce Middle School much comfort. Sgt. Richman’s knowledge of school safety, respect for the important work that schools do, and genuine care for children is treasured by all of us.
Dr. Sheila Kukstis: “Glover School students and staff are so grateful to the Milton Police Department for their care and support in working with us to keep everyone at Glover School safe and secure. We want to send a special shout out thank you to Sergeant Richman and members of the MPD who came to Glover last week for our lockdown drill. Sergeant Richman is always available to talk to staff and students about school safety. His guidance and expertise is truly appreciated by all.”
Volunteers: I would like to thank Jeanne Kibble, our Boosters president, along with Suzanne Johnson, both of whom spend great deal of time after school, nights and weekends on behalf of our student athletes. Many of you have seen these two at football games, craft fairs, Open House and Parent Teacher Conferences selling Milton Wildcats merchandise. In addition, both women are fixtures at our Brooks Field and Copeland Field House concession stands at many athletic events, selling concession for the Boosters. The proceeds from all of these efforts benefit the 27 athletic teams at Milton High School. I am very grateful to these two Milton High School parents for the time, effort and dedication to our student athletes. Thank you.
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