Opening Days at Milton
Throughout September and October, Milton faculty and student leaders help new students get to know the “inside” Milton, and get to know each other. Orientation is not a day-long event; Milton believes that the steady trickle approach is more effective. Student leaders and adults in the community share everything students will want and need to know through several interesting gatherings. These are not typical orientation events; they are opportunities to begin the great connections that are characteristic of Milton.
Thursday, September 6
Cultural Sharing — helping students think about their cultural selves, as well as why we think what we think about others: for Class IV students and their advisors; new students in Classes III and II; along with a number of students who are old hands at Milton.
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Friday, September 7
Class Day — Class I students are the stars at Class Day. As the graduating class, they process into the opening assembly to fanfare and School-wide cheers. Class I leaders then welcome all students, setting the theme for the year, and follow up the assembly with fun and service for the full day, including evening events.
Saturday, September 8
How to Survive at Milton — leaders of Milton’s Self-Governing Association (SGA) connect new students with the key inside information about life and times, day to day, at Milton.
Monday, September 10
Convocation — Rick Hardy, interim head of school, formally welcomes faculty and students and launches the school year.
Monday and Tuesday, September 10 and 11
Book Signing — a Milton tradition, in the chapel, new students in Classes IV, III and II each sign in as official members of the School community, in the book of the Milton Academy Self-Governing Association.
Saturday, September 15
Cultural Diversity — a workshop for new students about one of the most important and exciting aspects of Milton Academy.
Saturday, September 29
Risk-taking & Relationships — a workshop for new students about important issues in teenagers’ lives, this session will address topics such as decision-making and friendship.
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