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Emil Lenz retires after 42 years of service to Millis Public Schools


Emil worked for Millis Public Schools for 42 years. Please follow the link below to see pictures from his retirement gathering

Examples of integrating creativity into strong content

Dear Millis Community,

Today at Clyde Brown I observed some great examples of how we integrate creativity into strong content. Please see below.

Nancy Gustafson


2014 Thoughts!


Dear Millis Families and Colleagues,

The long vacation afforded me the time to do some of the cold weather things I love most; ski and play board games with my children, visit with friends, and read.  All of these had a similar theme that coalesced with the books I read, a theme of the importance of nurturing creativity in our children and, minimally, not extinguish it!

Yong Zhao, a researcher and professor who can speak well to both the Chinese and American educational systems due to his research and his own biculturalism, posits in his book, World Class Learners, that what our current students will need to be successful in the global economy are more entrepreneurial skills; attributes such as creativity, initiative, collaboration, courage and fortitude (grit!), opportunity recognition, a willingness to take risks, and confidence. Countries need entrepreneurism to help create new jobs and all businesses are constantly looking for innovations that can become new products or can increase efficiency.

School Closed Friday, January 3, 2014

Dear Millis Community,

Due to the snow storm that will intensify overnight with strong winds and very cold temperatures, there will be no school tomorrow, Friday, January 3, 2014. Please be safe and stay warm!

Nancy Gustafson, Superintendent
Millis Public Schools
245 Plain St.
Millis, MA 02054

Phone: 508-376-7001
Fax: 508-376-7020

Millis Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation or disability. 

The Power of Gratitude


Dear Millis Community,

Winter begins officially on Saturday and I have heard many people mention recently how tired they feel.  I wonder if the long nights and lack of sun affect us in subtle and some not-so-subtle ways. Our hectic lives don't seem to allow for the slowing of pace that the cold months warrant. If animals can hibernate, can't we at least slow down a bit?

Millis Reads!


Dear Millis Community,


We are very excited to be collaborating with the Millis Public Library to organize our first ever Community Book Read! Throughout Millis educators, parents, community members and even some students are now reading a book that illuminates the factors that are keys to success in life and explores some ideas for helping youth develop those attributes. 

Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year!

August 29, 2013

Dear Families and Community Members,

Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year! The first two days for students and the two previous days of professional development for staff have gone extremely well! We are happy that the weather is cooperating this year and also are very pleased with all that we have accomplished over the summer to prepare for a wonderful school year.

Hat Trick


Dear Parents, Caregivers and Community members,

Just as David Krejci completed a beautiful Hat Trick last night to gain a victory in game 4 of the Stanley Cup, Millis High School completed their own Hat Trick this week by landing second prize in the esteemed "School of the Year" competition sponsored by the Spanish government among schools in the US and Canada. This follows closely on the heels of theNewsweek award as one of the top 1,000 schools in the nation and the US News and World Report Silver Award that placed Millis as one of the best high schools in the US, ranked 28th of Massachusetts schools for college and career readiness.

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