From: Mary C. Gormley
To: Parents/Guardians and Staff
Re: E-blast Update
Date: Friday, May 23, 2014
FROM THE DESK OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
Every year around the time of graduation, I begin to think about the group of seniors who will be moving on from Milton High School. I love to use the word “commencement” because it gets the point across that this is a beginning – not an end. As these young people begin the next phase of their lives, my wish is that we have instilled in them not only a practical and meaningful education, but also a love of community and a sense of self.
Some of these students began with us as shy kindergarteners or even preschoolers. Some arrived in elementary or middle school. Others just joined us this year. But I consider every one of these members of the Class of 2014 as representatives of Milton High School and the Milton Public Schools as well as the town of Milton.
I would like to extend sincere congratulations to the parents and guardians of these accomplished young men and women. Without your support and guidance of both your children and the Milton Public Schools, our district would look and feel much different than it does today. I am grateful for all that you have done, and in many cases, all that you will continue to do for the Milton Public Schools. Thank you.
Note from Milton High School Principal James Jette: “Graduation marks the culmination of hard work, challenges and success stories of each student receiving his/her diploma. It signifies the closing of one chapter of a student’s life which indicates that they are prepared to use the skills and knowledge acquired over the years as they embark upon their future endeavors. For me personally, I approach the graduation with mixed emotions; I am saddened to see such wonderful and intelligent students move on but at the same time, I am happy to see the students venture off into the “real world” whether it is college, the Armed Forces or the workforce. I am confident that the graduates of Milton High School are just as prepared as any graduating senior in the country to become positive contributors to society and be our leaders of tomorrow.”
Note from School Committee Chairman Leroy Walker: “Graduation represents an achievement of which each of our seniors can be proud. Some of the same qualities that led to this achievement; setting goals, managing multiple responsibilities and interests and sacrificing short-term gratification for long-term gains will continue to serve them well throughout their lives. Congratulations to our seniors and their families!”
Note from Milton High Administrative Assistant Lisa Huban: “I have a unique perspective. I see these students come in as timid freshman, maneuvering their way academically through this vast space with so much available to them. They immediately see and feel differently once becoming a high schooler. I become very attached, like their mother, nurturer, confidante, and friend. I find it very easy to be kind to them because they are deserving and are so eager to grow and mature. They give to me, everyday, more than I give to them ~ joy. This is what I enjoy the most, their development into smart, strong, opinionated young individuals. I miss each class that passes out of these doors for their uniqueness and the gifts they have given to me, kindness, patience and hope.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE UPDATE
There was as School Committee meeting held last night (5/21). This meeting is summarized below. The next meeting will be held June 4th at 7 pm in the Milton High School library. This meeting will be preceded by a Retiree Reception at 6:30pm.
May 21st: The May 21st meeting began with a brief address by members of Milton Foundation for Education. Please see the item below, which details the success of this year’s Celebration for Education. Next, Pat Latimore of the Citizens for Diverse Milton came to publicly thank John Phelan for his work with this group and to wish him well in the future. Next, the School Committee recognized 11 Pierce students who were selected as 2014 winners of the Cambridge Science Festival’s Curiosity Challenge: Caroline Robinson, Jillian Rundlett, Aine Buchau, Kathryn McCarthy, Maeve DiSandro, Domenic Jancaterino, Tina Nguyen, Clarissa Waldmann, Hope Bell, Alisa Lorden and Pennie Sullivan. This was followed by the recognition of the 19 winners of this year’s Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards, many of whom appeared with their artwork. Gold Key: Mairead Dambruch, Silver Key: Chloe Bustin; Emme Cronin, Allison Grassa, Josh Kery, Sienna Smith and Tori Zimmer . Honorable Mention: Madeliene Collins, Mairead Dambruch, Maddie Hoy, Della Jrolf, Nancy Marcell, Kate Mulvey, Cate Pappano, Edwin Rodriguez, Amanda Thorne and Rose Zilla-Ba. Dr. Life Legeros, Pierce Middle School Math Curriculum Coordinator, gave a presentation on the Common Core Curriculum, followed by a PARCC presentation given by John Phelan. School Committee members then approved two vendor warrants, approved the School Committee Subcommittee list and voted to approve the ASCME Memorandum of Agreement. There was an update on the Town of Milton’s Five-Year Financial Plan Committee by Dr. Pavlicek and a brief third-quarter report and Policy Subcommittee report.
The next week will be a very busy one for our Milton High School senior class. Please note the following events:
- Tuesday, May 27th is Senior Awards Night in the Milton High School auditorium. Students should arrive by 6pm and the event begins at 7pm.
- Wednesday morning, May 28th is Graduation Practice for all seniors in the Copeland Field House from 8:30 to 10:30am.
- Wednesday evening, May 28th is Boosters Banquet in the Copeland Field House at 6pm.
- Thursday, May 29th is Graduation Practice for all seniors in the Copeland Field House from 8:30 to 10:30am.
- Friday morning, May 30th is Senior Breakfast in the high school cafeteria at 8am.
- Friday night, May 30th is the Junior/Senior Prom at Gillette Stadium. Students will not be admitted after 8pm.
- Sunday, June 1st is Graduation Day at 2pm in the Copeland Field House. Seniors should arrive by 12:30pm and guests will begin to be admitted to the Field House after 1pm.
- Sunday, June 1st is the All Night Party for the senior class. Doors open at 10:30pm and close at 11pm. Doors will not re-open until 5am
*Please note: Milton High School administration does NOT condone the student-coordinated Scavenger Hunt or “Senior Drive-By.” On the contrary, we encourage our students to have fun in a safe manner that does not involve loitering, destroying, tampering with or taking other people’s property. The Scavenger Hunt is not an activity that is endorsed by the high school administration. Students are constantly reminded to be safe, have fun and to be good citizens in the community as well.
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I am very pleased to provide the list of colleges, universities, military branches and post-graduate schools that members of our Class of 2014 will be attending. This list contains the plans of 95% of our seniors.
Anderson University South Carolina, Assumption College, Bates College, Boston College, Boston University (2), Bridgewater State University (3) Bunker Hill Community College (2), Catholic University of America, Coastal Carolina University, College of the Holy Cross, Concordia University- Montreal (2), Connecticut College, Curry College (4), Emerson College, Fitchburg State University, Flagler College (2), Framingham State University (2), George Washington University (2), Harvard University, High Point University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Johnsons and Wales (2), Keene State College, Laboure College, Lasell College, Lesley University (3), Loyola University Maryland, Mass Bay Community College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (3), Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (3), Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Massasoit Community College (3), Merrimack College, Mount Ida College, Muhlenberg College, New England School of Photography, Nichols College, Northeastern University (3), Oakwood University, Ohio State University, Plymouth State University, Providence College (6), Quincy College, Quinnipiac University, Regis College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2), Rhode Island College (2), Rhode Island School of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, Roger Williams University, Saint Anselm College (2), Saint Joseph’s University (2), Salve Regina University, Simmons College, Smith College, Springfield College, Stonehill College (2), Suffolk University, Syracuse University; Texas Tech University, Tufts University, UMass/Amherst (8), UMass/Boston (11), UMass/Dartmouth (2), UMass/Lowell (3) , Union College, Unity College, University of Colorado- Boulder, University of Maine Farmington, University of Maine-Orono, University of New England (2), University of New Hampshire (4), University of New Haven, University Of Rhode Island (2), University of Scranton, University of South Carolina, University of Vermont (4), Universal Technical Institute, Villanova University, Wentworth Institute of Technology (2), Westfield State University (4), Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester State University. The United States Marine Corps (6), The United States Navy.
Please be aware that Monday, May 26th is Memorial Day and there will be no school.
Also, please note that Wednesday, June 4th will be an Early Release Day for Grades 9-12.
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Milton Historical Society has revamped the annual 5th Grade History tour taking place in June. This year the tour is happening on June 4 (Collicot), June 5 (Cunningham), and June 9th (Glover) and June 13th (Tucker). The Milton Historical Society has been giving tours to Milton Public School 5th graders for over 30 years. Last year, Co-Directors of Education, Amy Morgan Link and Judy Kennedy made some changes to the curriculum and during the month of May, students use a blog, and specially created “History Binders” that are chock full of fascinating Milton history. All of this is designed to enhance their tour experience. The week before the tour, the 5th graders all take part in the “Milton Magical Mystery History Meet” in each of the classes.
This year, the students will be visiting The Forbes House Museum, The Old Burying Ground, The Wakefield Estate and The Suffolk Resolves House. Some of the 5th graders work will be on display at the Milton Historical Society’s Flag Day Celebration on June 14th from 1-3pm.
Among the offerings:
- A fun blog that the teachers use in the classroom miltonhistory.wordpress.com
- Provided all of the 5th grade classrooms with Milton Local History Binders, that allows teachers to prep students for tour.
- “Milton Magical Mystery History Game” in which the 5th graders compete in a Jeopardy-like game show
- “Made in Milton” research (new this year) we are hoping to have the students read up and present on items that are currently in the Milton Historical Society’s collection at the Suffolk Resolves House. We would like to display their descriptions during the Suffolk Resolves June Open House.
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Pierce Middle School students recently did very well on several national exams. Congratulations to our 2014 Classics Exam Award Winners. The Athena Gold Award of Excellence and National Mythology Exam Gold Medals were awarded to seventh-grader Eleanor Baldwin and eighth-grader Genevieve Connelly. The National Mythology Exam Silver Medal was awarded to sixth-graders Anna Crowley, Michael Daly and Catherine Le; and eighth-graders James Le and Al Lenz. The National Mythology Exam Bronze Medal was awarded to sixth-graders Dilruba Manavoglu, Wendell Pierce and Shaylen Vangestel; and eighth-graders Jordan Bacci, Eva Chow, Cameron Delerme, Chiara Ferrante and Emmet Kevaney.
On the National Latin Exam, three students from the Intro Level earned Outstanding Achievement Award & Purple Ribbon: Michael Doyle, Shea Flannagan and Suvan Shukla. The following students won the Achievement Award: Catherine Le, Alex Caputo, Ellen Finch, Will Heavey, Kenya Mathieu, Tina Nguyen, Antonio Rosado, Kennedi VanAllen and Tiye Williamson. For Latin Level 1, two eighth-graders won the Gold Medal and Summa Cum Laude Honorable Merit Award: James Le and Domenic Jancaterino. The Silver Medal and Maxima Cum Laude Honorable Award was earned by Victoria Chen. The Magna Cum Laude Honorable Merit Award was earned by Jordan Bacci; and the Cum Laude Honorable Merit Award was earned by Brendan Baker, Eva Chow, Jamie Eder and Emmet Kevaney.
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Earlier this week, we hosted an unbelievable event here at Milton High School. Organized by the Diversity Committee and Milton High School students and staff, our International Fest at the Charles Winchester Auditorium and high school cafeteria celebrated the many different cultures of our students and their families. With Bollywood dancers, Irish Step Dance, Jamaican & Haitian Dance as well as Haitian & Cape Verdian poetry, this event was truly a celebration of diversity. I would like to recognize the following people who helped to make this event happen:
Master of Ceremonies: Tianna Stephenson. Performances by: young Bollywood dancers Reva Mishra, Kaavya Krishnasamy, and Sanvika Setty – organized and choreographed by Sugandha Gopal & Dr. Anitha Krishnasamy, Irish Step Dance by Isabelle Bongiorno, Cape Verdian poem by Eugenio Lopes, Haitain Dances by Jenny & Wenny Descopins, Paola Charles, Allison Bosquet & Fredjaly Cime, Haitian poem by Djenie Meca, Jamaican dance by Andriana Higgins, and another Bollywood dance by Sadia Suhail & Shoilee Banerjee.
Country Displays showed us many of the traditional crafts, costumes, photos, maps and games by: Cape Verde – Eugenie Lopes; China – Asian Cultural Club; Dominican Republic and Guatemala - Angelly Perez; Ecuador/Hispanic countries – Jeny Gonzalez & Spanish language students; Eritrea – Naomi Negassi; Francophone Countries – MHS French Club & Lang. Dept.; Greece – Syd Malaxos, Tess Deiabes; Haiti – Allison Bosquet & Friends; India/Pakistan – Sadia Suhail, Shoilee Banerjee, Sugandha Gopal & Anitha Krishnasamy; Italy – Larry Jordan; Jamaica – Dajia Aikens Taylor & friends; Japan – Miyabi Frasier & Vincent Nguyen; Malaysia – Ginny Kime; Malta – Rachael Tomaszeski; Poland – Welz Family; Trinidad – Johance Liverpool, Katrina Ramkissoon, Patrice Miller.
Thank you to the following for their donation of food to help celebrate:
Abby Park, Asmara Restaurant, Cesaria’s Restaurant, Catering by Terrie, Las Vegas Express, Euromart Catering, Restaurant Chito, Sher-A-Punjab and Steel & Rye. Also thanks to: Fruit Center Marketplace for the flower centerpiece donation, BJ’s Wholesale, Costco & Target for the water & paper ware donations.
We hope to repeat this event next year to continue the sharing of cultures! If anyone is interested, please contact members of the MHS Diversity Committee.
UPCOMING MPS EVENTS
On Saturday, May 31st from 9am to 2pm, there will be a car wash at Cunningham School to benefit the Cunningham Fifth Grade classroom.
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Please note the ACE Art Exhibit will be held at the Pierce Middle School from 6-8pm on May 29th in the Pierce Art Rooms. Artwork from students in Grades 5-8 who take ACE art courses will be on display during the Grand Opening event and also after-school from 2:30 to 5 pm on June 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
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Tucker Elementary School will hold Unity Night from 6-9pm on May 29th in the Milton High School Auditorium. Unity Night is a Tucker tradition where each class will be performing a dance in which this years’ theme, Unity Through Relationships, is incorporated. Our choreographers, Adrian Williams, Miriam Lundgren and Genie Knight have been working with our students for a few months leading up to the performance. The Tucker Community looks forward to this tradition every year. Unity Night lives up to its name – it is always a huge success in bringing everyone together.
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On Wednesday, June 4th, Barnes & Noble will contribute a percentage of every sale, made with a special book fair voucher, to the Milton High School Library. Vouchers will be available online at the Milton High School Library’s website and or at Milton High School. You can also support the MHS Library by shopping online at www.bn.com/bookfairs from Wednesday, June 4th, through Monday, June 9th, by including the book fair voucher ID #11334604 on the payment page during checkout.
This fundraiser will benefit the Milton High School library and will be held at Barnes & Noble, 150 Granite Street, Braintree throughout the day on Wednesday, June 4th, with a book fair voucher or shopping online at www.bn.com/bookfairs. For more information, contact Milton High School librarian, Jen Troy via email at email@example.com.
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Please Save the Date! Pierce Players will be presenting The Adventures of Tom Sawyer on Thursday, June 5th, Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th. Shows on Thursday and Friday will be at 7pm and the Saturday matinee will be at 2pm. The classic Mark Twain story jumps off the page and comes to life in this musical adaptation of America’s favorite book. The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer is the irresistible story of a fourteen-year-old boy growing up in the heartland of America.
Set in 1840 Missouri, The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer is the tale of young Tom Sawyer and the never ending mischief of which he so often finds himself a part of; whether it’s matching wits with Aunt Polly, tricking his friends into white-washing a fence for him, or narrowly escaping the clutches of a murderous villain. Along with best friend Huckleberry Finn and love interest Becky Thatcher, the greatest Tom Sawyer exploits are plucked from the book and brought to life on the stage. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and can be purchased from Anna McReynolds at Pierce Middle School. If available, tickets will also be sold at the door.
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The Milton High School Boosters “Cans for Cats” can & bottle recycling drive will be held on Saturday, June 7th, from 9am to 12pm at Milton High School (back of the school). The girls’ tennis team will be at the back 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 program. Please stop by and support your Wildcats with your can donations. Go Wildcats!
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It’s that time of year! The 37th Annual Milton Junior Woman’s Club 5 & 10K road race will be held on Tuesday, June 10th at 6:30 PM (rain or shine). The race starts and ends at Cunningham Hall. All proceeds for the event get reinvested into Milton in the form of grants to non-profits and scholarships to graduating high school seniors. There is discounted registration to youth runners (under 18). Visit miltonroadrace.racewire.com to register!
One of the Milton Public Schools’ Community Partners is the Blue Hills Bank. This community bank is headquartered in Hyde Park and has been a strong ally of the Milton Public Schools. Blue Hills Bank established the Blue Hills Charitable Foundation in 2011 to further the bank’s philanthropic and community-based mission. In addition to the generous donation of a WeatherBug station and software for the Glover Elementary School, the Foundation also made a contribution to the Milton High LifeSmarts team.
Blue Hills Bank funded several things at the elementary level:
- Cunningham – Madame Brown received binoculars, thermometers, nature guides, canvas totes, and magnifying/collection pots to enhance outdoor learning.
- Glover – Dr. Sheila Kukstis wrote a grant to get a Weather Bug Station and the Weatherbug Achieve software at Glover School.
- Tucker – Dr. Elaine McNeil-Girmai wrote a grant to purchase general science materials for the staff and for 3 FOSS Science Kits for Kindergarten.
We are very grateful to Blue Hills Bank for their generosity. We look forward to strengthening our partnership with them in the years to come.
The following item was submitted by Rachel Schewe, who co-chaired this year’s Celebration for Education.
On behalf of my co-chairs Courtney Affanato and Sheila Leddy, I wanted to share some excellent news regarding the Milton Foundation for Education’s Celebration for Education event, Power Up which took place in April.
First we wanted to thank Mary Gormley, John Phelan and Glen Pavlicek for their support of the MFE and Celebration for Education. Additionally we extend our deep thanks to the Digital Learning Committee under the leadership of Mr. Phelan for all of their outstanding work with the initiatives that the MFE has supported over the last year and will continue to support.
We would also like to thank the entire leadership committee of the Milton Public Schools, the Principals, the curriculum heads, all of the staff, teachers and especially the school secretaries at each of the six schools. This event wouldn’t happen without the outstanding support from every level of the Milton Public Schools.
Sheila, Courtney and I would also like to thank each of our committee heads and every trustee of the Milton Foundation for Education for all of their help every step of the way in planning Power Up, this event would never happen with such amazing team work.
Finally, the success of the event is in no small part due to our amazing sponsors, especially our event sponsors Curry College and Beth Israel Deaconess Milton Hospital as well as every member of the Milton School community who supported the event either by donating or attending Power Up. Thank you to all.
As a result of all of the generosity, hard work and enthusiasm of everyone mentioned, we are thrilled to share that Power Up raised over $171,000. This is money that will directly affect the education of the children of the Milton Public School. Thank you again.
NEWS AROUND TOWN
Congratulations to Milton Fire Chief John J. Grant, who was sworn in as the new President of the Massachusetts Fire Chiefs Association at a ceremony held at Curry College earlier this week. Chief Grant is an outstanding representative of the Milton Fire Department and the town of Milton.
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The Town of Milton Memorial Day Observance is scheduled for Monday, May 26th. The American Legion Post #114 will begin its program with the raising of the flag and the placing of the wreath at 9:30 a.m. at Town Hall. Following this observance, participants will march to Milton Cemetery for the customary ceremonies that will begin at 10:00 a.m. As part of this ceremony, the Milton High School Mixed Chorus & Band will perform an Armed Forces Salute and other musical selections under the direction of Noreen Diamond Burdett and Gary Good. Milton High School Junior Kevin Conway will recite the Gettysburg Address, and our chorus will sing the National Anthem during the flag-raising ceremony. All are welcome to attend.
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The Town of Milton’s Park & Rec program is currently holding on-line signups for a variety of summer programs, including Lamar Reddicks basketball clinics, Summer Rec program at Cunningham Park and Summer Sports Clinics. Click here for more info:
Also, the Park & Rec Department has finalized their Summer Concert Series. This summer, they have changed the day and time to Wednesdays; 6-7:30pm. Also, Park & Rec will be running a Mohegan Sun trip on June 6th and an adult golf clinic, starting on May 28th. For more information about these events and the summer schedule of concerts, click here:
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The Town of Milton Master Planning Committee will be holding two roundtable sessions in the month of June. The first will be held at Cunningham Hall on Wednesday, June 11th at 7 pm to discuss Housing and Neighborhoods. The second will be held on Saturday, June 14th at 9am at the Milton Public Library as an Open House.
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On Saturday, June 14th from 1-3 pm., the Suffolk Resolves will be openin honor of Flag Day and Bunker Hill Day. Visit with Revolutionary War re-enactors and tour this popular historic site, located at 1370 Canton Avenue. Celebrate Flag Day With The Milton Historical Society at the Suffolk Resolves House located at 1370 Canton Avenue
Saturday June 14th 1-3pm. Commemorate the 237th anniversary of the adoption of the American Flag with special activities for all ages:
- Bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn! *
- Sandwiches and treats from The Plate will be available for purchase on site. *
- See Revolutionary War reenactors in action!
- Design your own special flag!
- Learn about Milton’s contributions to American History – with help from some Milton 5th graders*weather permitting
MILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Springtime fun for families continues throughout the season in the Children’s Room at Milton Public Library! In addition to our regular story times on Tuesday and Wednesday, we have these exciting programs for the young people in your life happening during the week of May 25 – 31:
Monday, May 26th — LIBRARY CLOSED
Wednesday, May 28th from 4:00 – 5:00 pm
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.
Saturday, May 31st from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Bookbusters Book Club, Grades 3-5
The Bookbusters is a book club for boys and girls in grades 3-5. Led by Miss Sara, group participants are asked to read a book in advance of the meeting, then come together to talk about it with their peers. The book we are reading for May is The Field Guide (Spiderwick Chronicles, #1)by Tony DiTerlizzi. Copies are available at the Children’s Room desk, or by placing a hold at www.miltonlibrary.org. Come join us to discuss this exciting story about the Grace children, who move to an old family home that is already inhabited by some surprising residents! 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.
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Milton Library Teen Book Club Announces June Selection
The Milton Public Library’s teen book club has selected Winger by Andrew Smith as its June pick. “Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean West grapples with living in the dorm for troublemakers, falling for his female best friend who thinks of him as just a kid, and playing wing on the Varsity rugby team with some of his frightening new dorm-mates.” Join the book club at 7 p.m. on Monday June 2 for discussion and snacks! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
The teen book club is open to ages 12-18. To obtain a copy of the book or for more information, please contact Amy Rosa, Young Adult Librarian, at (617) 698-5757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see a complete listing of library events, please click here: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=MILTONPL
The following item was sent to us by the Milton Art Center:
The 2014 Milton Art Center Garden Party will be held on Friday, June 20th from 7-10pm. Join us on the solstice! Fairy light stars, flowers, sipping summertime drinks, relaxing to music, nibbling on appetizers, an opportunity to bid on some incredible vacation getaways like a ski weekend in NH or a week’s stay at a villa in Italy! Join your favorite art center friends and neighbors on the longest day of the year for an evening of fun!Please click here for more info: http://www.miltonartcenter.org/
Also, please note that registration for summer courses for teens and adults is currently underway. Click here for course descriptions: http://miltonfava.tumblr.com/Teen%20Adult%20Summer%202014
The following items were sent to us by ArtSpace Milton:
Artspace and Sustainable Milton have been invited to participate in World Ocean Day on Sunday June 8th at the New England Aquarium. We will once again construct a geodesic dome using roughly 1500 plastic bottles, the number of bottles consumed per second in the United States. Of these, just 28% are recycled. Anyone interested in participating in this event should email email@example.com. We will need help in preparing beforehand, as well as on the day of the event. Students of physics or ecology are particularly encouraged!
Also, Artspace Milton Summer Art Lab at Milton High School is open for registration.
Register for one week or all four! For kids entering kindergarten to entering sixth grade. Camp meets from 9-12 Monday through Friday and tuition is $150 per session.
July 7-11 Big World Tiny World
We will play around with scale, making unexpected tiny and HUGE painting, sculpture and drawing.
July 14-18 Treehuggers
Discover new ways to make beautiful art while being kind to the earth. Make nature art, fairy houses and environmental art.
July 21-25 Museum Week – all new activities!
Taking inspiration from the exciting contemporary art available to us in our area, this class will incorporate painting, drawing and sculpture.
July 28-August 1 Back to the Sixties
Join us for this week of Groovy Fun! We will learn about and make Pop art, spin art, tie dye, games and more!
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys Varsity Lacrosse
Team Record: BSC League: 3-8, Non-league Record: 4-5, Overall Record: 7-11Record: League: 3-8 Non-League: 4-3. Highlight: After an 0-5 start, the team was able to win 7 of their last 13 games to remain in the tournament hunt until the last game.
The team achieved the program’s best record since 2006.
Girls Varsity Lacrosse
Overall Record of 3-11-1 with BIG wins over Ursuline Academy, Brookline HS, and Weymouth HS. Claire Mahoney provided great leadership and timely scoring. McKenzie Stanley played fantastic in net for the Girls Lax team.
Boys Varsity Baseball
MHS Baseball team: 11-9 overall, 8-8 league. Colin McCabe finished season with .425 average, Jason Turner finished with .367 average. Colin McCabe had 4 wins on the mound. Liam Collins, Brandon Musto and Cam Brown were also great on the mound. The team qualified for MIAA post-season play.
Girls Varsity Softball
Milton High Softball: 4-15 overall, and 3-13 in the BSC. The MHS softball seniors have provided great leadership all season.
League record is 2-4. The Girls Spring Track team competed in the Bay State League Conference in Braintree on Wednesday. Top performers include freshman Abigail Jean-Baptiste who placed fifth in the 100m dash, with a time of 13.49; junior Emma Pred-Sosa, who placed 7th in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:03; senior Emma Greenawalt, who placed 8th in the 800 meter with a time of 2:28; freshman Colette O’Leary, who placed second in the one mile with a time of 5:13; sophomore Mairead Dambruch, who placed third in the two mile with a time of 12:00; junior Andrea Juzyca, who placed 2nd in the javelin with a distance of 110′-02″; and freshman Savannah Madden, who placed 5th in javelin with a distance of 86′-00″. For relay teams, Milton girls track’s 4×100 relay placed 7th; the 4×400 relay placed 5th; and the 4×400 relay placed 3rd. Last Sunday, the team participated in the Division 3 State Relay Meet in Pembroke. The Girls 4×200 relay team placed 7th; and the Distance Medley Relay placed 7th.
The Boys Spring Track team competed in the Bay State League Conference Meet on Wednesday night. Chavinskee Milcent and Anthony Smith placed first and second in the long jump. Chavinskee also won the high jump and Anthony won the triple jump. Mandel Roberson finished third in the 100 meter dash and the 4 by 100 meter relay team place 4th. The boys should compete for the Division. 3 State title next Saturday.
The Boys Spring Track team finished second in the Division 3 State Relay meet last Sunday, with five teams participating in the event and three teams winning. The boys won the long and high jumps and the hurdles. Ten athletes qualified for the State Meet.
League record 2-8. Overall record 4-12.
The girls tennis team has won 4 matches and lost 11 matches. The #1 singles, junior Olivia Johnson, has 11 wins and 4 losses. We play Weymouth today (our last match), and we hope to beat them again.
League record: 8-0…. Milton High’s Rugby Team competed in this year’s Division 2 State Semi Final vs. Cambridge Rindge & Latin earlier this week. This was a hard-fought game with two of the top-performing teams in the state hoping for a place in the Final. Milton Rugby has now extended the winning season to 8-0 and shows no sign of slowing down. A special thanks goes out to all the families and friends that came out to support the team, to the coaching staff of both teams, to the players involved and the referee Chris Mutty. Also, hats off to Mark Chandler for his Man-of-the-Match performance. Milton High School Rugby Team will now move onto the State Division 2 finals where they will meet Brookline High School at 1pm Saturday 24th May at Fort Devens. We all hope to see you there for a great day of rugby. Varsity Rugby has outscored its opponents 240 points to 40 this season.
The Milton High School Crew teams competed at two regattas last Saturday (Mayor’s Cup) and Sunday (Moose on the Malden). During the Mayor’s Cup, Milton won 4 cups (Boys Varsity 4+, Girls Varsity 4+, Boys Varsity 8+, Girls Varsity 8+) During the Moose on the Malden, Milton won 7 rowing events! It was a great weekend for Milton High School Crew, who raced more than 15 different teams from Malden, Medford, Somerville, Main, New Hampshire and Cambridge. Our crew coaches reported that this was the best weekend in Milton High School crew history.Both Girls and Boys’ teams second 4 were invited to New England Regionals on Saturday and will also compete in Sunday’s state championships in Lowell.
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Students: I am very pleased to announce that the Pierce Middle School Boys 8th Grade Chorus scored “High Gold” and the Girls 8th Grade Chorus scored “Platinum” at today’s Great East Music Festival. Bravo to these students and their teacher, Dawn Sykes.
Staff: I would like to congratulate Dr. Life Legeros, Pierce Middle School’s Math Curriculum Coordinator, who completed work on his Ph.D recently. Dr. Legeros earned his doctorate in Leadership in Urban Schools from UMass/Boston this week. Please join me in congratulating him for this accomplishment.
Volunteers: I would like to thank John Gillooly, a Milton Public School parent, who donated his services to create a lasting gift. Mr. Gillooly of Professional Event Images, Inc., took beautiful images of each of the front entrances of our school and arranged them in a magnificent framed collage as a gift for John Phelan, our outgoing Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Personnel. To see more of Mr. Gillooly’s work, visit these links:
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