Dear Middle School Families,
In this week’s Middle School Newsletter, you will find information about volunteering for our upcoming open house, details about the Middle School Students of Color Diversity Conference, and dates to add to your calendar.
Will you be joining us for the Middle School Parents’ Association fall social next weekend? Our hope is that you will join fellow parents while your children are at the student social. Take a moment to RSVP so that our Parents’ Association can plan accordingly. Please also plan ahead for our upcoming Admissions Open House on Saturday, Nov. 4. We need lots of student tour guides that day!
I also want to take a quick moment to thank all of you who responded to the parent conference survey this fall. We got a lot of good feedback that we’re processing among the faculty and staff. In short time I hope to be able to share out more with you.
Have a good weekend,
News and Announcements
Math Team Success—Congratulations to the Middle School Math Team—Abby, William, Hailey, Thomas, Zander, Ava, Neha, Karol, Sachin, Katherine, Caden, Riya, and Matthew—for competing in their first math meet yesterday at Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree. Our team placed 3rd, and Hailey received the award for highest sixth-grade score. The team looks forward to its next meet in November at Boston Green Academy in Boston.
Middle School Students of Color Conference, Saturday, November 18, 9:45 a.m.–3 p.m., Fenn School—Students are invited to register for the AISNE Middle School Students of Color Diversity Conference. This year’s theme is Finding your Voice in the Noise. To reserve a spot for your child, contact Jacqui Pennini by November 1. Space is limited and students will be registered on a first come, first served basis. Transportation and all costs (including continental breakfast and lunch) are covered by Milton Academy. Faculty chaperones are Carrie Ferrin and Steven Bertozzi. Drop off is at 8:30 a.m. in Ware Loop and pick-up will be at 3:45 p.m. also in Ware Loop. Click here for detailed information about the day including a biography of keynote speaker Bich Minh-Nguyen, author of Short Girls, Pioneer Girl and Stealing Buddha’s Dinner.
K–8 Admission Open House, Saturday, November 4, 1:30–3:30 p.m.—We invite all families to volunteer to host at our Open House, and help us welcome prospective families to campus, answer questions, and provide an ‘inside look’ into the Milton Academy community. We welcome an average of 400 people to campus on this day—so the more hands the merrier!
Parents: click here to volunteer.
Student Volunteers: If you are the parent of a student in Grades 4–8, we are also looking for student tour guides. Please speak with your child(ren) about this very important opportunity to share their experiences as members of the Milton community. Click here to register your child to be a tour guide.
The Week Ahead
Trustees Weekend—Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21.
Mock Speech Tournament—Thursday, October 26, 4 p.m., Ware Hall
Student Social—Friday, October 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Caroline Saltonstall Gymnasium (CSG). Costumes optional, but prizes will be awarded as part of our costume contests. After School Program (ASP) will be extended to accommodate students who would like to stay. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Drop off and pick up are in the Pool Lot. Please wait for your child(ren) to come to you instead of coming to the social.
Parent Social—Friday, October 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Robert Saltonstall Gymnasium
Admissions: Accelerated Process for Kindergarten Siblings—Milton families interested in applying a younger sibling for Kindergarten may take advantage of an accelerated timeline for the application process. All applications for grades other than Kindergarten follow the standard application timeline as outlined on the School’s website. While we have a strong commitment to our students’ siblings, we cannot guarantee admission. With an earlier decision, we hope to give families with children for whom Milton is not an optimal fit time to investigate other options. Please reach out to our Admission office to schedule your interview which must be completed by November 10. For more information, call 617-898-2509.
Add These Dates to Your Calendar
- K–8 Admissions Open House, Saturday, November 4.
- K–12 Pep Rally (student event), Monday, November 6.
- Fireside Chat with Head of School Todd Bland, Monday, November 6.
- Rosie’s Place, Thursday, November 9.
- Veteran’s Day Flagpole Ceremony (student event), Friday, November 10
- Last day of the fall athletic season, Friday, November 10 – Nobles Day!
Contact: Jacqui Pennini at 617-898-1798
Hours: Monday-Friday, dismissal-5:45 p.m.
Mustangs of the Week
Libby has become a key player of the 2017 field hockey team. Her combination of hunger, hustle and commitment to bettering herself and her teammates is impressive, and are qualities that every coach hopes her athletes will possess. Libby’s focused and lead-by-example attitude has been consistently proven in both practices and games. Her ability to raise the level of play around her speaks to her contagious energy, and is often the spark our team needs to push us to victory. Congratulations, Libby!
Marshall has been a leader on and off the field this season. He comes to practice every day with a positive attitude and works hard to get better. He is always encouraging teammates and helping them improve their game.
Marshall also leads the team in interceptions with five on the season so far. He has improved his technique over the course of the year, and the results speak for themselves. In the BBN game, Marshall had a an interception to start the game, which set the tone for the game and for our win. He played well in the defensive backfield, never allowing the opponent make a long pass, which led to our incredible overall defensive effort. Marshall also had a couple catches and runs on offense, showing his versatility. Congratulations Marshall!
PA News and Notes
Middle School Lunch
Click here to access our Middle School lunch menu.
More than 300 alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends gathered at The Four Seasons on Tuesday as we kicked off our Road Show in Boston. A celebration of all that makes Milton special and a look toward our future, our event series will take the message of Dare: The Campaign for Milton on the road to where alumni and parents work and live. Thanks to Sylvia and Christoph Westphal for hosting and to the many parents who joined us for such a memorable night! To view event photos and learn about other stops on the tour, visit our website.
Community News Links
2017–2018 Visual Arts Exhibitions
John Bisbee ’84
Outdoor installation in front of the Art & Media Center
September 2017–June 2018
Emilie Stark-Menneg ’02
Nesto Gallery, Art & Media Center
September 21, 2017–October 27, 2017