Thank you to those who attended our Open House last night. For those who missed it, here's a little glimpse of Back-to-Middle-School 2015! A huge thank you goes to Danielle Mannion and the TV Production students for this video.
Check out what Middle School has been up to already this year. Enjoy!
August 26, 2015
Dear Families and Community Members,
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year next week! The band is practicing outside my window and that always heralds the beginning of the new school year. I hope you were able to spend some time relaxing and connecting as families this summer. Although it’s been a hectic summer here, we are pleased with all that we have accomplished to prepare for a wonderful school year. Teachers have been preparing their classrooms and there has been non-stop activity all summer! Students report to school on September 2nd and we can hardly wait!
Last week we welcomed nine faculty members at our New Teacher Orientation. While we are saddened to lose veteran staff members to retirement or relocation, I am thrilled with the quality of our new hires! They bring a wealth of experience, enthusiasm and new perspectives with them. After a two-day crash course in Millis expectations, curriculum and culture, all of our new hires have mentioned that they were drawn to Millis due to the strong educational program and a collaborative culture focused on personalizing learning for maximum student well-being as well as achievement. Please see the New Staff Biographies on our website for more information.
The SAT is changing again, as is the PSAT, and those changes will affect the Class of 2017. The entire Class of 2017 will take the re-designed PSAT in school starting at 8am, on October 14, 2015, in preparation for the new SAT, which will be administered for the first time in March of 2016. We are excited to announce that Millis High School has entered into an agreement with the College Board for this fall, which is giving us the ability to offer the PSAT to our entire junior class at no charge. For complete information on the re-design and what students can expect from th
Mark your calendars for this year's College Financing Night on Wednesday, October 28 at 6:30pm in the Millis High School auditorium. Justin Munio of the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (http://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 http://www.mefa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/College-Financing-English...
Monday, September 14, 2015
In the last two weeks, the Town has been presented with very unique and challenging
circumstances. In reacting to these events, we learned a lot about ourselves as a community.
Dear Millis Community,
It was with sadness but relief that we listened to recent press conferences that shed light on the situation in which gunshots were fired on Wednesday. We are thankful that there were no injuries during that stressful time and children and community members in Millis were not in danger. However, there is stress and anxiety in the community as a result of this situation.
The Millis Board of Selectmen has been made aware by the Millis Police Department that the shooting which occurred in Millis yesterday was not the result of an attack on a Millis Police Officer but was instead a result of action by the Police Officer himself. This information was released by the Police Department to assure the public that there was no longer a public safety issue in the community. We understand that the matter is still being investigated. The officer is on administrative leave until such time as the town can take appropriate
Dear Preschool and Kindergarten Families,
ALL PREK AND KINDERGARTEN FIRST FULL DAY WILL BE WEDNESDAY 9/9.
Tuesday, Sept. 8 will be PreK visits and Kindergarten screening/visits
PreK Visiting Day will be;
Tuesday 9/8 for Miss Sarah, Miss Carolyn, and Mr. Mike with the same times:
AM students: 9 - 10 am
PM students: 10:45 - 11:45 am
Kindergarten Screening/visits will be:
Tuesday 9/8 for Ms. Taft, Mrs. White, Mrs. Lafferty with the same times:
Millis Police Department
For Immediate Release
This morning at about 10:30 a.m., the Millis Middle School received a disturbing call. The caller indicated a crime may occur in Town today. About an hour later, the same school received a telephoned bomb threat.
Millis Police and Fire responded immediately and the facility was quickly secured. A protective sweep was conducted with support from the Mass State Police EOD Unit. No evidence of any device was discovered.
Dear Millis Community,
Today the Middle School Office received a threatening phone call. We immediately conferred with Millis Police. They investigated and had several officers on the premises and at Clyde Brown to ensure a safe and secure environment. Police have determined that there was no viable threat and they are continuing to investigate the source of the call.