Dear Middle School Families,
This week, we celebrated the hard work our seventh-grade students on their Creative Scholars Projects. They studied a plethora of topics, from human trafficking to free trade to education to women’s rights to homelessness and poverty. The students were thoughtful, reflective and forward-thinking about the world and their ability to create change. Kudos to Jin Lee and the seventh-grade team for preparing the students, working with them, and ultimately giving them the tools to effect change.
In this week’s Middle School Newsletter, you will find a request from our nurses, an invitation from the School, information about the week ahead, and dates to the end of the year.
We’re looking forward to hosting the last Middle School social of the year tonight!
Enjoy the weekend,
News and Announcements
Update Physical Forms for New and Returning Students—Students entering all Middle School grades must have current physical exams on file with the School. Any physical exam after July 1, 2016 can be submitted for the 2017-18 academic year. Middle School students will not receive their schedules until they have updated physical forms on file.
Prevent Tick-Borne Illness—Click here for some Tick Prevention Guidelines shared with us by Campus Safety.
New Event: Milton Academy at Tanglewood! Join families from across Milton Academy on Sunday, August 13—Lunch is at 12:30 p.m., followed by a 2:30 p.m. concert. A variety of ticket purchasing options are available. To learn more or RSVP, visit www.milton.edu/invite/tanglewood.
There will be rides, games, crafts, music, food, and fun!
The Week Ahead
Student Social, Friday, May 19, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Ware Quad/Ware 101––The first half of the evening will be outdoors. Students will have the opportunity to play on inflatables and otherwise enjoy outdoor fun. The second half of the evening is a dance. Extended ASP is available to students who are not able to go home between sports and the social. Students in ASP will be served pizza for dinner. Dinner will not be served at the social, but there will be treats!
Speech Tournament at Oak Hill Middle School, Sunday, May 21—The bus departs Ware Loop at 7:15 a.m. Students who prefer to meet the team at Oak Middle School should plan to arrive no later than 8 a.m. The address is 130 Wheeler Road, Newton Centre.
Special Olympics Track and Field Qualifier, Sunday, May 21, Milton Academy Track—Volunteer registration begins at 7 a.m. Opening Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Click here for additional information. Students who are interested in volunteering should contact Sonya Conway.
Spring Season Nobles Day, Wednesday, May 24––Most athletic games are against Nobles and most are at home. Come out, cheer our teams, and enjoy the fun. Consult the athletics calendar for game times and locations.
Spring Team Meetings and Uniform Return, Thursday & Friday, May 24–25––Uniforms need not be washed, just returned to Mr. Landau via coaches, who will have bags with them at Wednesday’s games. If your child isn’t able to return his/her uniform on Thursday, s/he may place it in the bag outside Mr. Landau’s office on Friday.
Spring Season Athletic Recognition Ceremony, Thursday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m. in Ware 101––At this event, we celebrate sportsmanship and the culmination of the season.
3 p.m. Dismissal, Friday, May 26––This is new to the calendar! Students will be dismissed at 3 p.m. The after-school program will be available.
No classes in recognition of Memorial Day––Monday, May 29.
Add These Dates to Your Calendar
May 30––ARTStravaganza Part 1
June 1––ARTStravaganza Part 2
June 2––Awards Ceremony
June 2––Grade 8 Reading
June 4––See You In September Picnic for Grades K-7
June 5––Grade 8 Social
June 6––Class Day
June 7––Closing Ceremony followed by the Grade 8 Family Reception
June 7––Dismissal at 11 a.m. – Happy Summer!
June 18-24––Speech Nationals, Birmingham, Alabama
Contact: Jacqui Pennini at 617-898-1798
Hours: Monday-Friday, dismissal-5:45 p.m.
Mustangs of the Week
From the beginning of the season, Henry has come to practices and meets with a smile, eager to participate. He displays tremendous effort in all his events, from the 100 meters to the 4 x 100 relay. By encouraging his teammates during their various events, Henry demonstrates his genuine desire to be the best teammate he can be. Henry readily makes himself available for anything we need—from running an event to being at the last stretch cheering others on. Although Henry is running against opponents who are in seventh, eighth, or even ninth grade, he doesn’t get intimidated; instead, the competition fuels him to put in even more effort. That said, Henry deserves to be recognized for his “give it your all attitude.” Congratulations on being named Mustang of the Week.
Meredith has approached the track and field season with a positive attitude and she continues to impress us with her calm demeanor when approaching difficult races. She has been a consistent 800-meter runner and takes on this challenging race with confidence and perseverance. And, she is always willing to try new events. In the last few weeks, she decided to try the high jump. A little hesitant at first, she soon realized that event provided her with the type of challenge she sought, and as a result, has become very comfortable with it. Meredith has been a great addition to the track team this year and we are so excited, as coaches, to watch her growth and development for the next two years. Congratulation Meredith!
PA News and Notes
Check back soon for more updates from the Middle School Parents Association.
Middle School Lunch
Click here to access our Middle School lunch menu.
As we approach the end of the school year, please remember to visit milton.edu/donate to support the Milton Fund by June 30. Each gift makes a difference in every aspect of the Milton community.
Community News Links
Join the Milton Academy marching contingent for the 45th Annual (Milton’s 5th year of participating) Boston Gay Pride Parade, Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (stay longer for the festivities). The event will happen rain or shine.
Whether you identify as LGBTQ or as an ally, all Milton families, faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to join us. We will again join roughly 25 other schools, marching near the front of the parade, along the 3.2 mile course through Back Bay, South End, and Beacon Hill. We will meet as a group at 10 a.m. by Trinity Church Plaza (specific time and location may change due to parade organizer updates).
If you would like to join us or would like more information please email Heather Flewelling by Tuesday, May 30. If you would like a T-shirt, please include sizes needed.