Milton Public Schools January 2024 update

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Milton Public Schools January 2024 update

Bravo to the Cast and Crew of Anastasia!

Congratulations to the Pierce Players on a fabulous production of Anastasia! Both the cast and crew put on an amazing show! Thank you to so many Pierce staff members and Pierce Players supporters for making our productions possible.

Celebrating our Differences

Celebrating Our Differences (COD) is a disability awareness program that helps students understand what it is like to live with different abilities. The program consists of five units – learning differences, physical differences, vision, hearing, and autism. Across the five units, the program helps build empathy by incorporating hands on activities with a lecture from a guest speaker who shares their personal experiences living with a disability. A highlight of the program is having MPS students serve as guest speakers and share their experiences with their peers. All fourth graders across the district participate in the program.

In December and January, our fourth graders participated in the COD Vision, Hearing, or Learning Differences units depending on which school they attend. We are so appreciative of our student speakers, Rophe and Addy Vanderbijl and their mother Lauren who visited our elementary schools to share their experiences as a young person with hearing loss. Learning from a peer is an impactful way for our students to engage in this session. Students also learned some sign language and learned about different levels of hearing loss as part of this lesson.

We were also lucky to have Dave Lynn visit for our unit on visual impairments at Collicot (the other schools will have this session in the next month). Dave brought his guide dog, Frosty and talked with our students about how he uses his guide dog to help him remain independent and navigate the world. Students learned about the assistive technology available to individuals with visual impairments, as well as how to respectfully approach and offer to guide an individual with a visual impairment.

Heather Richards was back again to discuss her experiences as a student growing up with dyslexia. While elementary school was difficult for her, Heather went on to earn a master’s degree and have a successful career. It was very empowering for our students with dyslexia to hear about her positive experiences after overcoming challenges in elementary school.

Learning about these real world experiences is valuable for our students and we are very grateful to our adult and student speakers for making Celebrating our Differences possible.

Winter Athletic News

MHS Athletics is in the middle of a busy and successful winter season! Schedules and information can be found on our Athletics webpage and be sure to follow @MHS_Wildcats_ on X (Twitter).

Our Girls and Boys Indoor Track Teams are having another successful season. They just completed the Division 3 State Relays and have a lot to be proud of. Out of 41 schools, the girls finished in 7th place and the boys tied for 2nd place. In addition, some of the relay teams met the provisional qualifying standard for New Balance Nationals, the most prestigious high school meet of the indoor season in the USA.

Girls Highlights:

  • The distance medley relay of Maya Sekhar, Dory O’Toole, Gretel Schewe and Reese Longo earned 6th place.
  • The 4 x 800 of Garet Glenn, Alicia Ruzzo, Michela Ruzzo and Lauren Cooper earned 6th.
  • Danaya Sweeney, Lucy Asanza, Sahana Zauls and Donna Gauvin came in 5th in the 4 x 50 shuttle relay.
  • The 4 x 400 set its best time of the season so far with Kai Quinones, Victoria Lundeen, Lydia Turner and Sadie Ruth running for 3rd in 4:17.36.
  • The shuttle hurdle relay team of Donna Gauvin, Fionnuala Queally, Lucy Asanza and Elana Pukel set a school record of 30.83, coming in 2nd and surpassing the provisional qualifying time for nationals.

Boys Highlights:

  • Chase Nixon, MJ Holloway and Finn Hunt got a 5th place in the High Jump.
  • The shuttle hurdle relay team of Zakai Perkins, Chase Nixon, Mudia Odion-Ukpebor and Abdallah Hassan survived a fall and still came in 4th place overall.
  • Zakai Perkins, Charlie Heffron, Abdallah Hassan and Luke Hartford dashed to a 2nd place in the 4 x 50 shuttle with a time of 22.36 which surpassed the old meet record.
  • The long jump team of Channing Howse, Jacob Daly and Zakai Perkins leapt to a second place finish.
  • The highlight of the meet was our boys 4 x 400 team of Miles Fergus, Aidan Crummey, Moses Mann and Luka Juric which led the seeded heat wire to wire to meet the nationals provisional qualifying standard and win the meet with the 8th best time in Massachusetts this season at 3:29.83.

The Girls and Boys Hockey Teams are off to a strong start. The recent MIAA D2 rankings have the Girls ranked 8th and the Boys ranked 11th. Big shoutout to Senior Goalie Lila Chamoun for collecting her 1,500 career save against Framingham in a 4-0 win for the ‘Cats!

MHS hosted our annual Snowden Basketball Tournament over the December break with two great days of basketball. Congrats to the Boys Basketball Team for making it into the championship game against a strong Canton team.

Congratulations to the Girls Basketball Team for taking home the trophy in the annual Revere Holiday Tournament.

The Wrestling Team continues to work hard this season. Mason Pellegri remains undefeated and Kenny Heraldo, Luis Bitencourt, Conor Walsh, Isaac Remy, Owen Crowley and Riley Ellis have also had success in recent matches.

The Ski Team finally had the weather they needed for their first race at Ski Ward. Casey Olsen and Alessandra Tuozzola finished in the Top 15.

The Dance Team has been hard at work practicinhg four days a week.

The Milton High School Athletic Department is pleased to announce the addition of two new spring coaches. Greg Lannon will take over the helm as the new varsity baseball coach. Greg has been an integral part of our boys basketball and baseball program over the past few years. Charlie Drane will lead the varsity softball team. Best of luck to our new coaches this spring season!

Come cheer on your Wildcats at an upcoming home contest!

  • 1/27 Wrestling Quad at MHS 10:00am
  • 1/28 Track team competes in the Coaches Invitational at the Reggie Lewis Center
  • 1/30 Boys Basketball vs Needham at MHS 6:30pm
  • 1/31 Boys Hockey vs Needham at Ulin 7:00pm
  • 2/2 Girls Basketball vs Brookline at MHS 6:30pm
  • 2/3 Girls Hockey vs Brookline at Ulin 6pm
  • 2/15 Bay State Conference Dance Competition

Milton Foundation for Education Annual Appeal

An education from the Milton Public Schools is the foundation for excellence for all our students. Last year, generous supporters like you funded over $100,000 to Milton Public Schools through teacher grants, district-wide initiatives, and student scholarships. For nearly 30 years, the MFE has distributed over $4,000,000 to support more than 50,000 students in all six Milton Public Schools.

Your donation will allow the MFE to continue investing in groundbreaking initiatives and enrichment opportunities that inspire our teachers and every student in Milton, inside and outside the classroom. As we start this new year of 2024, for the love of education, our teachers, students, and community, please consider making a gift today.

The work MFE does for our schools is only possible with your donations. Your donation, in any amount, is welcomed and appreciated. You can see some of the wonderful items and programs the MFE has funded below!

Please visit to get involved by volunteering or making a donation TODAY! Thank you for your partnership and continued support!

Snow Day and 2 Hour Delay Reminder

Please see this inclement weather reminder that was shared with the MPS community earlier his month.

Who’s who at MPS

Superintendent, Dr. Peter Burrows – 617-696-4808p[email protected]

Asst. Supt. for Curriculum & HR, Dr. Garth McKinney – 617-696-4811[email protected]

Asst. Supt. for Finance and Operations, Dr. Glenn Pavlicek – 617-696-5041g[email protected]

Director of Student Services, Danielle Wetmore – 617-696-5040 ext 5572[email protected]

Transportation Coordinator 617-696-5040 ext 5510[email protected]

Milton Community Schools Director, Martha Sandoval – 617-696-5040 ext 5544[email protected]

Food Service Director, Natalia Perez – 617-696-4470 ext 5514n[email protected]

Director of Nursing, Kim Coughlin – 617-696-4470 ext 5517[email protected]

Athletic Director, Michael Bierwirth – 617-696-4470 ext 5515[email protected]

Student Registrar, Sarina Burke – 617 696-5040 ext 5516[email protected]

Family Outreach Liaison, Marti O’Keefe McKenna – 617-980-7343[email protected]

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