Over the last few weeks, the School Committee has held 5 Public Forums on Space with hundreds of Milton residents in attendance. Thank you to all who attended, asked questions and offered suggestions. If you were unable to attend a forum, you can stay informed with the help of the links below:
The School Committee submitted a warrant article to the Special Town Meeting on February 25th asking for the formation of a School Building Committee. The article was approved and the Town Moderator will begin to appoint members to the School Building Committee. Residents with technical expertise are invited to apply to serve on the committee by contacting Bob Hiss, the Town Moderator. The School Committee will continue to discuss a course of action to address the short and long term needs of the system. The next public forum on space and enrollment is scheduled for Thursday, March 7th at 7pm at Milton High School.
Brad Spindle will be handling District Wide Registration for Milton Public Schools. As Mr. Spindle will still be responsible for Milton High School’s Main Office, Registration will be by appointment only. To reach Mr. Spindle regarding School Registration, please call 617-696-4470 ext. 5610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
3..2..1, BLAST OFF to “A Universe of Stories”, this year’s summer reading theme. All four MPS elementary schools are once again partnering with the Milton Public Library for an exciting summer reading challenge. K-5 library classes will be learning how they can have fun, become stronger readers, and beat the “summer slide” by soaring into reading during the summer months. Teachers sent home registration forms as a homework assignment on June 10th inviting families to create a summer reading account at this link. From June 17- August 27, students can log their reading minutes along with any library events they attend, winning prizes along the way. We’re looking for 100% participation, so be sure to return the bottom section of the registration form to your child’s classroom teacher. We hope to see many families at the Milton Public Library for the Summer Reading Blastoff Event on June 20th at 4pm, featuring Mike the Bubble Man. Let’s lift off into summer reading!
Registration to ride the bus for the 2019-2020 school will close on June 14th. ALL registration will be done online. Every student who plans to ride the bus must register regardless of distance lived from your assigned school and no students will be rolled over for ridership from the current school year. All registrations received after June 14th will be placed on the waiting list unless the student is in Grades K to 6 and lives two miles or greater from their assigned school. Please visit the transportation department section of the MPS website for more information. Please refer any questions to Rachel Schewe, Transportation Director.
The temperature outside may say otherwise but summer will be here soon! The Milton Public Schools and Community schools have options for your student throughout the summer.
Milton Summer Enrichment (MSE) is right around the corner! The At a Glance Document with course descriptions is available,at MSE At a Glance Document. Registration went live at 12pm on May 2nd. To register: Go to Family ID ; ‘search programs’ and type in MSE 2019. You will see a registration option for PreK-8, click on that and follow the prompts! Please check the MSE website
Welcome to Middle School, a 3 day program designed to help acclimate all students to Pierce. Middle school is quite different from the elementary setting, and the transition can sometimes be intimidating (but shouldn’t be!). Our program allows students to experience “a day in the life of a grade six student.” We encourage all families to enroll your current 5th grader in our camp. Details can be found here.
Milton Public Schools has a variety of programs for those children who will turn three or four on or before August 31, 2019
Please email Marti O’Keefe McKenna, Family Outreach Liaison, or call Ms. McKenna at 617- 980- 7343 if you have questions about preschool
Please email Laurie Dunn with questions about kindergarten.
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Call the William James College INTERFACE Helpline for free information and provider referrals to a mental health professional
Recent School Committee Presentations
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Click here for a listing of job opportunities in the MPS
There is a terrific opportunity for part time jobs in our food services department. We are hiring for substitute positions at all schools. You’ll be serving healthy food to kids and be home when your kids are home due to the school schedule – what’s better than that?! This can be a great opportunity for parents and retirees and food service experience is a plus, but not required. The starting pay for the food service substitute position pays $15.05 per hour and substitute jobs often lead to permanent jobs. Please email Jackie Morgan or call (617-696-5040 X 5514) for more information.
The police department is currently accepting applications for the position of School Crossing Guard. Duties include directing and escorting school children and pedestrians across the street, stopping traffic as necessary. It is preferred that applicants be available for both one hour in the morning (school opening) and one hour in the afternoon (school dismissal). Positions are ten hours per week with a salary range of $16.98 to $19.15 per hour. Positions are not eligible for benefits. More information can be found here. Any questions can be directed to Lieutenant Mark Alba via email at 617-898-4814.
The Milton Public Schools serves approximately 4,200 students in four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. In addition Milton offers a developmental preschool, before and after school programs and summer school programs. All six of the district’s buildings have been rebuilt or updated to state-of-the-art facilities.