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The Millis High School Counseling Department will be hosting Financial Aid Night on Thursday, November 14, at 6:30pm in the Millis High School auditorium. Justin Munio of the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (www.mefa.org) will be on hand give an overview of the financial aid process, including types of financial aid, how to apply, and determining financing options for your family. Families are encouraged to download a copy of the PowerPoint Presentation or e-book beforehand at www.mefa.org/seniors.
You may have heard from your children that we had a plumbing issue in the main hallway of the high school this morning. The science sinks, which are attached to a system completely separate from the town sewage system, experienced a back up from the external tank they drain in to. The custodial staff has worked hard this morning to clear the backup and clean up the water from the sinks in the science classrooms. They are now working to vent the smell from the building. To ease everyone’s mind - the smell in the hallways and classrooms is not sewage. It is
Newsweek recognizes Millis High School as among nation's best
Millis High School has been ranked among the top 2,000 public high schools in the nation according to Newsweek magazine. Newsweek selected schools based on a formula that factored the following components: graduation rate, college acceptance rate, Advanced Placement participation, AP scores, and SAT/ACT scores.
Millis High School has earned a Silver Medal in the latest rankings of America’s Top High Schools by US News and World Report. For its 2013 rankings, the magazine evaluated more than 21,000 schools throughout the United States.
An interview with Grace Magley, Technology Director for the Millis Public Schools on Blended Learning
Due to the efforts of staff, the Millis Public Schools have been fortunate to receive several grants this year that have provided resources during this time of recession and reduced funding.
The Target and Ellen DeGeneres Grant provided $100,000 to Millis Middle School for technology and resources that will enable teachers to address the competencies students will need for success in their futures.
The Glee Give a Note Foundation provided $10,000 to the Millis High School Chorus and Music program by garnering votes from the public for a video produced by sophomores Victoria Robbins and Kristina O’Connell.
Millis Middle School Science teachers wrote and won a grant for $3,000 in the Shell Science Lab Challenge sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association.
iPads in the Classroom Panel at Technology & Learning Tech Forum Boston 2012 with Grace Magley, Kevin Hogan and Patrick Larkin
View this video of a panel discussion of what is happening with iPads in education in kindergarten classes in Rhode Island, Middle School Classrooms in Millis and High School Classrooms in Burlington, MA
The Millis Middle School was fortunate this year to be awarded a $100,000 grant from Target and the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Middle School teachers submitted mini-grant proposals that outline how the equipment and materials they wished to purchase would impact student learning. The attached PowerPoint provides an outline of the ways that teachers proposed to improve student learning using this generous grant.
Millis Middle School Teacher selected as Massachusetts Teacher of the Year Finalist
Ms. Maureen Knowlton, a Special Education Teacher at Millis Middle School, has been selected as a Massachusetts Teacher of the Year Finalist. “Maureen sets the standard of excellence for our entire district,” says Andrew Zitoli, Principal of Millis Middle School.