Like many of you, I spent some time during the past few days watching the video footage from the tragedy in Oklahoma. I have heard over and over about the heroism of the school teachers in the midst of what must have been a terrifying ordeal. From playing musical games with students to drown out the noise of the tornado, to herding students into the bathrooms for protection, the stories of teachers’ heroics affected me deeply.
During this school year, we have seen news accounts of the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy, the Boston Marathon bombing and now these images from Oklahoma. The common theme is heroism of ordinary people, and in two of those cases, heroism of teachers in particular.
We recently celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week in our schools, and news events such as the Oklahoma tornadoes reinforce to me — and I’m sure to many of you — what a very important role school teachers have in our lives and the lives of our children. I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy to those affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes and I would also like to thank each and every teacher in the Milton Public Schools for what they do every day.
Retirement celebrations are bittersweet. Each spring, we honor our staff members who are ending their careers with the Milton Public Schools. These employees are about to end a rich and fulfilling chapter of their lives and turn the page into the next chapter entitled Retirement.
When I meet with teachers and staff who are retiring, I tell them that for a teacher to retire healthy after having worked and taught in a career they have enjoyed and been successful at is the greatest gift of all. It is a reason to celebrate. On the other hand, to leave a career that has brought so much enjoyment and satisfaction can be heart wrenching.
I always tell my friends and relatives that for a student to have a teacher in their first or last year of their career is a unique and special experience and opportunity. A first-year teacher brings a joy and contagious enthusiasm to their teaching and classroom. A teacher in the final year of his or her career has developed an amazing repertoire of skills and expertise. There is a special chemistry in both of these classrooms.
On behalf of the Milton Public School family, I want to thank this year’s retirees from the bottom of my heart for their years of service and dedication to the students of Milton. I want to congratulate and thank them and wish health and happiness to each of these individuals. I hope they know that their Superintendent and the Milton Public School system appreciates all they given to our students. Please join me in congratulating this year’s retirees:
SCHOOL COMMITTEE UPDATE
There has been one School Committee meeting since my last Eblast, on May 15th. It is summarized below:
May 15th: This was the first meeting of the School Committee with the newly-elected members Mike Zullas and Becky Padera, with the exception of a brief reorganizational meeting on May 1st. This meeting began with a presentation by the LifeSmarts team from Milton High. Coaches Paul Arenburg and Nancy Mikels, along with members of the LifeSmarts team described their recent trip to Atlanta to compete in the Nationals. School Committee members congratulated the team, especially the three students who were cited for having placed at the National Competition, Jack Caljouw, Mona Yuan and Nick Juzyca.
Next, the Debate Team was invited to the meeting along with coach Nick Fitzgerald. Coach Nancy Warn was unable to attend. The team reported on their successful season which culminated with the team hosting their first debate tournament at Milton High School.
Winners of the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Competition were also invited to School Committee. Art teachers Karen Hughes and Kassandra Derby, Principals Dr. Karen Spaulding and James Jette, accompanied Milton High School and Pierce Middle School winners. Artwork was proudly displayed and student awards were announced.
Food Service Director Jacqueline Morgan reported to the School Committee about the past year. Her report included information on the new on-line payment system, the Free/Reduced Lunch program, the new breakfast cart at Milton High School and a summary of recent grants the Food Service Department has received.
School Committee members voted to approve the revised 2013-14 calendar, which can be viewed here: The next School Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 5th at 7 pm.
Please note, Milton High School’s Class of 2013 Graduation will take place on Sunday, June 2nd in the Copeland Field House.
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The Milton Public Schools were recently honored with a visit from Mitchell D. Chester, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, who came to visit the Milton Public Schools in order to observe the Full-Day Kindergarten program at Glover Elementary School and visit Milton High School. The day went very smoothly thanks to the efforts of faculty, staff and students. Thank you to Dr. Vanessa Calderon-Rosado, a Milton Public School parent and member of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, who helped to arrange this visit.
DESE Commissioner Mitchell Chester, along with Board Member Vanessa Calderon-Rosado, visited Milton recently to observe classes at MHS and Glover school.
Commissioner Chester enjoyed meeting students from the co-taught classroom at Glover Elementary School.
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During this school year we introduced a new exam/diploma at the end of our French immersion Program (after AP) for High School students wishing to claim an internationally recognized French proficiency certificate. Students registered in French Connection VII took this exam, and we are happy to report that the 23 students who took the DELF exam all earned passing grades.
The DELF Exam (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) is an official qualification awarded by the French Ministry of Education certifying a level of fluency in French. This certification is officially recognized by the European Consortium for Foreign Languages, and constitutes the equivalent of the American TOEFL. Such certification is useful for school records, as well as college and job applications in French-speaking countries. Scores are valid for life.
The DELF is designed to assess the communicative skills of a candidate in a real situation using authentic documents, and evaluate her or his linguistic know-how (writing a letter, asking for information, exchanging opinions). The exam assesses the four language skills (listening comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking skills and writing) and has two levels (B1/B2). The oral test has been administered by trained instructors from the French Cultural Center of Boston (Alliance Française)
Thank you to Anne-Marie Lainé, our DELF teacher, who attended a training session in Boston to help better prepare our students. Congratulations to the following students:
Milton High School students who passed the B2 exam (more advanced)
Camille Carpenter, Yvonne Corbett, Abigail Greenwood, Ines Kagubare, Morgan Kelly, Amanda Liberty, Anton Libsch, Isabelle Smith
Milton High School students who passed the B1 exam (advanced)
Emily Berman, Marissa delMonte, Molly Dempsey, Kay Green, Nicholas Juzuca, Lily Kasuba, Bethany Knight, Arielle Lasoff, Megan Mc Isaac, Deanna Maher, Christine Murphy, Sinead O’Conor, Madison Perlick, Devon Stanley, Stephanie Ward
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I am pleased to report that one of our innovative programs that started this year, Boomwriter, is gearing up for their “publishing party,” on Monday, June 17th from 6 – 7 at the Milton Public Library.
When Milton High and Glover parent and BoomWriter founder, Chris Twyman approached us about using BoomWriter in our schools, we had no idea of how academically engaging this program would be. With Mr. Tywman’s support, as well as that of his highly knowledgeable staff, we were able to provide training, ongoing technical support, and published books for many teachers and students throughout the district. The result has been a heightened interest in creative writing and storytelling and improved performance in the classroom. Sara Willis, Erin Power, Dave Querzoli, Jessica Royster, Liz Tahaney, John Radosta and Nick Fitzgerald all worked with students to write, revise, edit and publish an original story.
BoomWriter is an engaging creative writing website that encourages young people to read, write, and assess what their peers write. One chapter at a time, the students write, read, and then vote on which of the submissions they like the most. The winning chapter is then added to the story and the process continues. The end result is a complete story that was written collaboratively. For more information visit the Boomwriter website by clicking here. www.boomwriter.com
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The 2013 Milton Summer Enrichment brochure is now available. The brochure can be viewed by clicking here:
UPCOMING MPS EVENTS
The Pierce Players will perform Hello Dolly at the Pierce Auditorium on Thursday, May 30th & Friday, May 31st at 7 pm and Saturday, June 1st at 2 pm. Tickets are on sale for $10/adults and $8/children and can be purchased at the door or by calling 617-696-4570.
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We are in need of volunteers for a very important event for our high school and our community. This is the 20th year for the Milton High School All Night Graduation Party. This party will be held on Sunday June 2nd. Details are below, or visit this link: www.mhsanp.blospot.com
Why an All Night Party? Graduation is a time of celebration. Energy and excitement runs high and students feel invincible. Drinking and drugs are often a part of the rite of passage and the results can be tragic. The All Night Party has become part of the Milton High School culture with close to 100% participation. It is a community supported way for all seniors, and only seniors, to get together one last time in a safe, alcohol free, drug free environment to party until dawn with rocking music, plenty of food and great entertainment.
Parents of Graduates: Please encourage your student to attend. This party is for every graduating senior. Grads have been given brochures, information has been emailed home and information is always available at www.mhsanp.blogspot.com Keep your child safe. This is event is run by parents and we want your help.
Why should I help? If you don’t do it, who will? As parents of high school students, we have the most vested interests in making sure these students have a place to celebrate the smart and safe way this year and for years to come. Take this opportunity to show your son or daughter that you support their choice for a drug free, alcohol free, yet outrageously fun all night party.
What will I do? There are jobs for everyone. Light lifting, lots of sitting, interacting with the kids, never seeing the kids, moving fast, never moving at all, staying out late, getting up early. Give us a reason why you can’t help and we’ll find a way that you can. We need you!
What will the kids do? The kids will arrive at 10:30PM. The doors are locked at 11:00PM and do not open again until 5:00AM. The night is jam packed with activities including music, dancing, games, plenty of food, a hypnotist show, airbrush tattoo artists, tarot card readers and enough memories to last a lifetime.
I don’t have a graduating senior. Maybe not this year, but someday you will. And when they graduate, you will want them safely locked down at the all night party. Help now to ensure this party continues.
My senior does not want me there. Sign up for the PACK UP shift at 5:00AM (Monday), the SET UP shift at 5:30PM Sunday or a shift in the foyer (vs. the main party room). FYI, these same seniors that do not want you there are usually running around looking for Mom or Dad.
I can’t do it. It’s too late for me. It’s too late for all of us. Remind yourself that you would not be getting a good night’s sleep if your senior was out on graduation night going from party to party. You certainly would not get a good night’s sleep if you were awakened by a phone call from the Milton Police, Milton Hospital or a crying neighbor.
I have to work the next day. Like many of us, you might consider taking Monday off. Let your student know that you support their commitment to a drug free, alcohol free graduation.
Still not convinced? When was the last time you partied until dawn? Enjoy the food, music and energy of 250 teenagers. This is a great night for the kids and a fun night for volunteer parents. We’ve raised good kids. You’ve known some of them since grade school. You will be proud of them. Come on out and help give them a good send off. We can’t do it without you.
For more information, visit this blog www.mhsanp.blospot.com or Email MiltonANP@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer.
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Internet Safety Night will be held on Thursday, June 6th at the Milton High School Library. Join the Milton Public Schools Administration & Internet Safety Specialists Lynette Owens and Patricia A. Snell for a night of information and discussion regarding Internet Safety and Cyber-bullying. This event is geared for parents and guardians of children in grades K-12. Internet Safety Night Provided to the Milton Community by the Milton Public Schools, the Norfolk County District Attorney, and Trend Micro. This event is sponsored by: Collicot, Cunningham, Glover, Tucker, Pierce, & Milton High School Parent & Teacher Organizations and the district Bullying Prevention Advisory Committee (BPAC).
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MHS Boosters Varsity Athletes Banquet: On Wednesday, May 29th at 6:00 pm, Milton varsity letter winners will be honored at the 35th annual Varsity Awards banquet sponsored by the Milton High School Boosters. Tickets for parents, siblings and friends can be purchased online at the Boosters website. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children. Bring your paid receipt to the banquet – no tickets will be sold at the door. Seating starts at 5:30 p.m.
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Boosters Seeking ‘Cans for Cats': The next Milton High School Boosters Wildcats can & bottle fundraising drive will be held on Saturday, June 1st, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Milton High School. The ski team will be at the front entrance of the high school, 25 Gile Road, to collect your 5 cent cans and bottles to redeem them for cash. All funds earned will support their team. Please stop by and support your Wildcats with your can donations.
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The Milton Foundation for Education’s Outstanding Teacher of the Ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 22nd in the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium at Milton High School. Please join us in congratulating the following teachers:
Milton High School: Dan Jarboe, Math
Pierce Middle School: John O’Leary & Colleen Queally , PE/Health
Tucker Elementary School: Mary Duggan, ELL
Collicot Elementary School: Zeina Hamada, Grade 2 French Immersion
Cunningham Elementary School: Helene Olken, Grade 2 French Immersion
Glover Elementary School: Sara Willis, Grade 5 Co-Taught
Mary Grassa O’Neill Leadership Award: Tom Shaw, Science
Helene Olken, Cunningham teacher, was surprised to learn she was one of the 2013 “MFE Teacher of the Year” winners.
PAC/SPECIAL ED NEWS
The PAC will hold their elections this Thursday, May 23rd at the Pierce Middle School from 7:00 to 8:30 am.
The MFE recently announced the spring recipients of its Competitive Grants Program. This program awarded a total of eight grants worth more than $4,000 to Milton Public Schools applicants, among them a set of DVDs for elementary school nurses to help teach Growth & Development; a set of pedometers for use in math, science and health class; and materials to build a garden in the Outdoor Classroom. Below is the full list of awards:
- SmartBoard Math Tools & Software (Mr. LeGeros), Pierce Middle School. “We will purchase permanent licenses for SmartBoard Math Tools for all math classrooms at Pierce.” — $1,089
- Gardening in the Outdoor Classroom (Mr. Stoodt), Pierce Middle School. “We will purchase planters and raised garden beds to be used with the Outdoor Classroom.” $1,041
- Grade Five Growth & Development (Nurse LeBlanc), Elementary Schools. “We will purchase updated DVDs of the Growth & Development program that is presented to all 5th graders each year.
- America’s National Parks (Mr. Eschauzier) Glover Elementary School. “We will purchase classroom resources to be used by the 5th graders for their research projects.” $490.
- Common Core Math Kit & Easel (Ms. Craven & Ms. Willis), Glover Elementary School. “We will purchase manipulatives for complex math concepts and a white board easel for use in small groups.” $400.Math and Science Manipulatives. (J. Alcarez, E. Coates, M. Flanagan, A. LeFort, A. O’Donnell & K. Sinton), Glover Elementary School. “We will purchase manipulatives for complex math concepts and building complex electrical circuits.” $267.
- Becoming & Understanding Social Thinkers (Ms. Wagner) Tucker Elementary School. “We will purchase materials to assist students to improve their social skills or to understand those with differing social skills.” $183.
- Walking with Math, (Ms. McClain) Glover Elementary School, “We will purchase 36 pedometers which can be used in math, science, and health.” $165.
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In other MFE news, the final fundraising amount from this year’s “Live Wire” event at the Boston Marriott in Quincy was announced. The 2013 Celebration for Education raised $215,000 — the largest amount ever! Thank you to all who participated in this fundraiser.
NEWS AROUND TOWN
Save the Date for the Milton Music Fest and Fireworks! Milton residents are encouraged to save the date of Friday, June 7th (rain date of June 8th) for a spectacular evening of musical entertainment on Hutchinson Field on Adams Street from 6 to 10 pm, organized by We Are Milton!
A large stage and sound system will be placed on the field and beginning at 6 PM you will be entertained by a variety of performers and groups including Pierce Middle School Treble Chorus, Milton High School Jazz Band with Alums, Milton High School Symphony Orchestra with Alums, Pauline Wells and Devri, Mixed Emotions from Riverside Theatre Works, Clifdon Academy of Irish Dance, and Didn’t Planet.
The grand finale of the evening will be Milton’s largest fireworks display, which will be synchronized to music and set off at the base of Hutchinson Field from a barge on the Neponset River! This Milton Music Fest and Fireworks is being brought to you exclusively by the generous financial support of the Copeland Family Foundation. For more information please visit the We Are Milton website.
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Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton will seek input from Milton, Randolph and Braintree residents about community health needs at two upcoming forums on May 23 and May 30th. Forums are part of a community health needs assessment that BID-Milton is conducting in order to help guide decisions about the hospital’s future community outreach programs. The May 23rd forum will be held at the Turner Free Library, 2 North Main Street, Randolph, from 6:30-8:30pm. For those who cannot attend on May 23rd, the hospital will host a second forum on May 30th in its Nangeroni Education Center, located at BID-Milton, 199 Reedsdale Road, Milton, from 6:30-8:30pm.
Participants will be encouraged to share their opinions about the most critical health needs of their community, and discuss possible ways to improve community health. In addition, the hospital will present preliminary key findings of its recent review of public health data for Milton, Randolph and Braintree.
Each participant in the forum will receive a $20 grocery store gift card, and complimentary refreshments will be served. Space is limited, and participants MUST register in advance to be eligible for the gift card. For more information or to register, please call 617-313-1557.
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Milton’s longest running youth football program, the Milton Mustangs, is accepting registrations for contact football, flag football and cheerleading. Past players have gone on to Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, Hamilton, Harvard and Union College to play football. For more information about any of the programs offered by the Milton Mustangs and for registering to participate in any of the lowest cost programs in Milton, go to the Milton Mustangs website.
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Registration for the Milton Parks and Rec spring and summer programs can be found online here.
MILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
The following item was sent in by Sara Truog, Assistant Children’s Librarian:
Spring fun continues in the Children’s Room at Milton Public Library. In addition to our regular preschool story times on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, we have other upcoming programs for the young people in your life:
Saturday, May 25th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Reading Dogs!, Grades 1-5
Children in grades 1-5 are invited to come meet some lovable therapy dogs who just love being read to. Each youngster 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, June 1st from 10:00 – 10:30 am: Sensory Storytime, Ages 3-5
These are story times created for children with Sensory Integration Issues, Autism Spectrum Disorders or other Developmental Delays ALONG WITH their typically developing peers and siblings. Join us for fine/gross motor activities, songs and stories. A predictable, visual schedule will guide our sessions. We ask that an adult accompany each child to foster success for all participants. This story time is geared for children ages 3-5. If other story times have not been the right fit for your child, this may be just what you were looking for. Registration is required.
Information about and registration for all of our programs can always be found on our online calendar or call 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.
The following item was sent in by Emily Calkins, Young Adult Librarian:
Tuesday, May 28th, 6:30-8:00 pm: Nerf Battle. Join the Teen Services department for our first ever Nerf Battle, planned and put on by the library’s Teen Advisory Group. Three Nerf games, tons of snacks, and an hour and a half of non-stop fun. Admission is free. Some Nerf guns will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Advance registration is required; the event is limited to 25 participants. The program is open to students in grades 6-12 and is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.
Friday, June 7th, 3:00 p.m.: After-school movie. Kick off the weekend with an after-school movie at the library. See the trailers on our Facebook page and vote for your favorite here, and then join us for the winning movie and snacks! This program is open to grades 6-12 and is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library
Monday, June 10th, 7:00 p.m: Teen Book Club: A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend. Our pick for June’s book is A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner. When Cass’s best friend Julia dies in a car accident, she leaves behind plans for a musical called “Totally Sweet Ninja Death Squad.” Julia’s friends in the drama club are determined to put on the show, but Cass, who’s much happier behind the scenes, is conflicted. She feels even worse when Heather, who bullied Cass during middle school, is chosen as the lead. Cass decides to mourn Julia in her own way, by biking across the country with Julia’s ashes. The story alternates between Cass’s ride and the production of “Totally Sweet Ninja Death Sqaud” as Cass learns about grief, love, and most importantly, herself.
Put the book on hold by clicking the title above, then join us for a discussion and snacks at 7 p.m. on June 10!
As always, please contact Emily Calkins, Young Adult Librarian, at 617-698-5757 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Summer Art camps at MAC just released! Registration is now open! Summer ART Camps 2013 courses and descriptions can be downloaded here.
It’s the first season for the new Challenger League (the Rockies and Brewers) for Milton Little League. There will be a night game on Friday, May 31st at 5:30pm at Shields Park Field (located at 392 Eliot St, Milton). Another game will be played on Sunday, June 9th at Gile Road at 1 pm. We expect another great turnout as we build on the fun and energy of our fan base, buddies and of course our superstar players.
Pierce Track Team: The first-ever Pierce Track Team has competed in two meets. More than 100 students have gone out for Track this spring, and both the Boys’ and Girls’ teams have done extremely well. Milton won its first home meet vs. Sharon and recently came out on top in a “quad meet” in Milford, competing against Sharon, Medway and Needham. Congratulations!
Members of the Pierce Track team on their way to their first away meet
The following update was provided by Steve Traister, Athletic Director:
BASEBALL: The baseball team recently went on a 3-game winning streak with victories over Needham, Natick and Weymouth. Colin McCabe, Lloyd Hill and Conor Regan have led the team on offense, while Wes Kroninger, Mike Musto, and Bobby Freeman have been great pitching. Their record currently stands at 5-12.
SOFTBALL The girls’ softball team is honoring their 7 seniors this week at their last home game against Dedham; Cara Hogan, Liz Johnson, Nicole Bligh, Marissa DelConte, and Captains Bailey McDonnell, Sydney Fitzgerald, and Molly Farmer
BOYS LACROSSE The Boy’s Lacrosse team has just passed the halfway point in their season. Despite a record of 2-8, the team is working hard, with a couple of players emerging as quality team leaders. The offense is led by senior midfielder Brendan Kelley and senior attackman Conor Greaney; the defense is led junior Kenny Graham and Senior Andrew Hunt, and junior goalie Seadna Scanlon has had several games where he has made double-digit totals in saves. The team is in the middle of stretch of games that find them on the road nine of eleven games, but the team will end the regular-season with a four-game home stand. Coach Ben Midura’s team will be playing against Walpole at home on Friday night at 7:00 pm on Brooks Field.
GIRLS LACROSSE Coach Ashley Parker’s team currently has a record of 2-10-0. The girls are being led by Senior Captain’s Erin Higgins, Grace Driscoll, Olivia Phelan and Julie Rush. Senior Capt Erin Higgins leads the team in points with 15 Goals and 6 assists. The girls will travel to Weymouth today 5/20. Tuesday 5/21 is Milton’s senior game recognizing Erin Higgins, Grace Driscoll, Olivia Phelan, Julie Rush and Jennifer Berry.
BOYS TRACK The boys outdoor track team finished the season with a 4 and 1 record. The team was led by the veteran leadership of Nick Savage, Nick Orlando, Miles Holland and Kervens Jean Phillipe. The team also showed some promise for the future with great performances by John Lenane, Colin Kealey,and Anthony Wong. There are 12 boys qualified to participate in the Division 3 State Championships in Pembroke on May 27th.
GIRLS TRACK The girls’ team finished the season with a 1-6 record. The track team qualified 10 girls for the Class C, MIAA Meet, on May 26, 2012. They also qualified a relay team. The girl trackster of Molly Dempsey, Zion Theodros, Andrea Juzyca and Angie Higgins will participate in the Heptathlon on June 4 and 5. The heptathlon signals the end of spring track
BOYS TENNIS On Saturday May 4th, the Milton High School Boys and Girls tennis teams held a successful fundraiser at Kelly Field to benefit the American Cancer Society. The teams are participating in the Mini Relay for Life event taking place on May 18th at the Copeland Fieldhouse. The teams held tennis lessons for elementary school children with all proceeds going toward their $1,000 fundraising goal. The Boys & Girls Tennis Teams are currently more than half way there. The tennis lessons were organized by Captains: Dan Halloran and Ursula Beattie and supervised by the Boys Tennis Team Coach Paul Ajemian
GIRLS TENNIS Coaches Liz Mercer and Debbie Higgins are happy to report that the 2013 Girls’ Tennis Team has a 7–6 record, as of May 17th. The team goes to Weymouth on Wednesday, May 22nd to play a double-header, as last Wednesday’s match was rained out. Only one more win is needed to make the MIAA Team Tournament, and everyone is hopeful that the team will secure that one win, or more
RUGBY The varsity rugby team finished with a 6-2 record and our th3 number one seed in the Division 2 Rugby State Tournament.
CREW The crew team had a great weekend behind us. We raced at “The Moose on the Malden” regatta. The team is being much more competitive since the last year. The boys’ varsity four won the bronze medal in a very hard competition among 8 boats. We beat high schools from Massachusetts and Maine.
As part of our E-blast, we highlight students, teachers and members of the community whose hard work deserves recognition. Please read about some of their outstanding accomplishments below:
Students: The Junior Book Awards have been a tradition at Milton High School for over 20 years. Books are given to members of the junior class who have demonstrated high academic achievement, strong leadership, and commitment to school community. Please join me in congratulating the following students who won these Junior Book Awards: John Caljouw, Brianna Callahan, Devan Callahan, Camille Carpenter, Jonathan Carrera, Sophie Chase, Cormac Conners, Chanel Connor, Juliann Cosetta, Jillian Cummings, Devin DiManno, Olivia Done, Christopher Dsida, Julia Finnegan, Susan Fitzgerald, Allison Grassa, Emma Greenawalt, Victoria Grudem, Kali Guise, Phillipe Janvier, Nicole Lam, Magdalena Machowski, Shanaz Mahmood, Claire Mahoney, Abraham McCarthy, Julianinah Midy, Cailinn O’Carroll, Catherine Pappano, Chris Ricciuti, Michael Ricciuti, Michael Tobin, Christian Urbina.
Teacher: As I mentioned above in the “Curriculum” section, we piloted an innovative program this year called “Boomwriter.” I would like to recognize the following teachers who helped to get this program off the ground and into their classrooms: Sara Willis, Erin Power, Dave Querzoli, Jessica Royster, Liz Tahaney, John Radosta and Nick Fitzgerald.
Volunteer: Another person who was responsible for bringing the Booomwriter program to Milton is Chris Twyman, a MHS and Glover parent. Mr. Twyman is the co-founder and CEO of this program and we are very grateful helped to launch Boomwriter in the Milton Public Schools.
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.