Co-Curricular Activities

All students are welcomed and encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities. Students are even encouraged to create new clubs or activities, which may contribute to their personalized learning plan.

Co-Curricular activities are safe, fun, social atmospheres to participate in. Growing student's passions for different activities beyond our daily lessons.


Affinity Lunch Groups

Racial Affinity Lunches at MHS allow our BIPOC scholars to opt-in and join a space dedicated to their needs that is separate from the larger, White group. This allows for those with a shared or similar racial identity or experience to gather in order to connect, learn, and heal. It is a space to engage in dialogue and express your racial identity. BIPOC scholars will have the opportunity to meet with faculty of color and to hold space for discussion, build relationships and solidarity, create a time for healing, and have authentic discussions about the impact of racism without barriers such as White fragility.


Astronomy Club

Evenings based on Student Schedules

Discover more about the universe around us through astronomy. Work with telescopes and other astronomy observational equipment. Learn about documenting space through astrophotography and maintaining the equipment to continue enjoying the stars above.

Reach out to Ryan Bushey if you're interested in joining.


Athletic Leadership Council

Monday // 11:05-12:05pm // Gymnasium

The Athletic Leadership Council (ALC) is focused on building a strong community on and off the field by uniting our athletic teams, families and friends. We will strive to foster pride, positivity and respect throughout our community both in school and during competitions. We will uphold and recognize the value of integrity, sportsmanship and responsibility. We are committed to lifelong wellness with an emphasis on positive decision making. We will succeed as a group through leadership training, service opportunities, and the practice of bringing various schools together while working towards a common vision to benefit society. We will continue to build an athletic program built on equity and education while creating an environment that allows students to succeed now and in the future.


Community Book Discussion

First Thursday Monthly // 2:30pm // Library

Are you a bookworm? Maybe you're looking for the drive to read more? Check out the MHS Community Book Discussion; we meet monthly to discuss two high-interest, relevant books each month. Many teachers offer extra credit to students who attend.

Reach out to Allison Vega if you're interested in joining.


Game Club

Every other Friday // 3-8pm // Computer Lab

Do you have a passion for video gaming? This club develops rules for the behavior of playing strategic, team-oriented games. The club will instill in students a sense of community & enhance social skills and interactions through collaboration and gaming.

Reach out to Ryan Bushey if you're interested in joining.


GSA

Wednesday // 11:50-12:15pm // Rm 317

The Rainbow Alliance is a safe, supportive space that brings opportunity for change while honoring individuality and confidentiality. It’s much more than a GSA (Gender & Sexuality Alliance); it’s an open community for all who support progress. Some days when we meet, we sit around and talk about our lives, so when we say we’re also a safe space to hang out, we mean it. Bring your ideas for change and your Netflix suggestions. Our doors are open to anyone who supports individuality and equity. The Rainbow Alliance is a safe, supportive space that brings opportunity for change while honoring individuality and confidentiality. It’s much more than a GSA (Gender & Sexuality Alliance); it’s an open community for all who support progress. Some days when we meet, we sit around and talk about our lives, so when we say we’re also a safe space to hang out, we mean it. Bring your ideas for change and your Netflix suggestions. Our doors are open to anyone who supports individuality and equity. 


International Club

Monday // 2:45-4pm // Rm 339

We'll explore other cultures and traditions from around the world. We cook recipes and try food from these cultures, learn about these cultures through movies and TV shows. We also maintain the hydroponics system located upstairs in the square that was grant-funded partly through the German government and Goethe Institut in 2019. Students took part in a conference in Chicago then designed, built, and created a documentary about the experience. We also plan a day trip for late May to Montreal where we visit the city and explore the different cultures within the city (you do NOT need a passport to go! just a birth certificate from the US). Lastly, we also plan international trips for after school ends that are 8-12 days long. These trips usually cost between 3000-4000$ per student and there are some fundraising opportunities.


Literary Magazine

Tuesday // 2:45-3:30pm // Rm 331
What is Writer’s Block?
Writer’s Block is sort of like a creative writing club, but we're also responsible for trying to encourage more creativity in the rest of the school body as well. That's why, in addition to doing some weekly creative writing ourselves (ranging from found poems to cartoon strips to murals and road-signs), we're also in charge of hosting quarterly Coffee Houses (open mic nights) and a yearly magazine publication (where we publish student poems, stories, and artwork). The Writer's Block Literary Magazine is a collection of creative writing such as poetry, cartoons, stories, and artwork from our very own Milton High School students. Pieces are selected for their beauty, creativity, and personality, and are compiled to share with all.

We meet weekly on Tuesdays after school (from roughly 2:45 to 3:30). Please chat with or email Lindsey Reynolds or Ashley Flatley with any questions or to sign up!

Marine Science & Diving Club

Tuesday // 2:35-4pm // Guidance

The MHS Marine Science and Diving Club aims to introduce and share the wonders of the seven seas with students. We will explore marine biology, marine ecology, oceanography, sustainability, and global warming. Students will also have the opportunity to become dive certified as well as participate in a week-long research trip annually.


Math League

Friday // 2:35-3:30pm // Rm 213

Math League is a competitive league that focuses on Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and Advanced math skills. Students attend 5 meets throughout the school year and weekly practices on Thursdays from 2:40 to 3:30 starting in mid-September. At each meeting, participants have the opportunity to take up to 3 math tests (quietly, individually, and in 12 minutes) on the concepts above or 2 of those and the team test (the only one done cooperatively with your teammates and has a 25-minute time limit). The three highest scores from each test earned by our MHS participants get calculated in our team score. The team with the highest score wins the meet though there are other achievement awards given besides this one.

Let Charity Renning or Sara Meigs know if you would like more information. Show up in room 213 (Ms. Meigs') on a Thursday and try out a practice!


Milton for Social Justice

Thursday // 2:35-3:35pm // Rm 337

M4SJ is a scholar/teacher collaboration, focused on addressing and dismantling systems of oppression and discrimination. Over the past six years, M4SJ has joined millions of youth across the world, organizing for a more humane and equitable world. The time is now to join the movement. We welcome any interested MHS scholars.

If you're interested in joining please reach out to Pete Wyndorf or Ali Bergeron.


Mock Trial Club

To be Announced // Library

The MHS Mock Trial Team gives students an opportunity to explore the U.S. legal system through a pretend trial. Students play the parts of lawyers and witnesses in a mini-trial, and they learn about topics like burdens of proof, evidence, and litigation tactics. Our team represents its assigned side against teams from other Vermont high schools in front of judges and attorneys from around the state. Preparation usually begins with weekly meetings in January when the trial information is released, and it culminates in the state competition, which is usually held in late March or early April. 


Mountain Bike Club

Based on Student Schedules

Do you love being outdoors? Maybe you're passionate about adventure and exploration? The Mountain Bike Club promotes self-esteem, health-related benefits, an alternative to mainstream sports, skill development, and so much more. Join us for an environmentally friendly transportation alternative exploring local mountain bike single track networks from beginner to advanced.

Reach out to Ryan Bushey if you're interested in joining.


Mu Alpha Theta

This is a national honor society specifically to award recognition for achievement in mathematics courses. Participants apply by the end of September using an application form that includes filling out the grades achieved so far in math courses at MHS as well as a short answer/essay prompt. In order to be eligible, a student must have a mathematics GPA of at least 3.67 (that is mostly As in math courses with some wiggle room). Students must also be enrolled this school year in or have already taken Pre-Calculus. Once a member, your obligation is to attend a monthly meeting where the main focus is to plan the festivities associated with Pi-Day (March 14th or 3.14). Every month participants have 3 different meeting days/times to choose from so even the most highly involved students can find time in their schedule for this resume builder!

See Sara Meigs for an application.


National History Day Club

To be Announced

Vermont History Day and National History Day is an exciting educational opportunity that encourages students to develop research and critical thinking skills through project-based learning and the study of history. Students share their projects at the annual state contest at UVM - COVID restrictions will dictate if we are able to go. You will have the opportunity to select any historical topic with this year's theme that you would like to further learn about and explore: Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences. In the past, we have had MHS students qualify for the national competition in Washington D.C. which may go on this year - more guidance will follow. Participating will provide the opportunity to investigate something you are passionate about while also allowing for you to engage with an authentic audience at the state competition.


National Honor Society

Friday // 2:40-3:15pm // Library

The National Honor Society chapter of Milton High School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in four areas of evaluation: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Students are selected for membership by a majority vote of a five-member principal-appointed faculty council, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of our school each year.


Neuroscience

Monday // 2:45-4pm // Rm 314

Are you interested in how the brain works? If so, then this club will introduce you to the exciting field of neuroscience. This student-led club will give you the opportunity to gain insight and knowledge into the structure and function of the brain and nervous system, how the brain processes information and communicates responses, diseases and disorders, and current research and technology. Students may be able to receive academic credit in this alternative learning pathway. In February of each year, students are encouraged to compete in the Vermont Brain Bee competition with other students from schools across Vermont. Winners of the Vermont Brain Bee competition are then eligible to compete in the national competition. Through this club, you will also have access to membership to the International Youth Neuroscience Association


Newspaper (Blue & Gold)

Wednesday // 7-8am // Library

It's called the Blue & Gold, our proud school colors. And as proud as we are of our school, we are even more honored by our student voices. Join Blue & Gold, the MHS newspaper, and report on school happenings, community activities, and world events. In Blue and Gold, students have a say and get their ideas and opinions expressed.

If you're interested in joining please reach out to Allison Vega or Erik Johnson.


Robotics

Monday & Tuesday // 2:45-4:45pm // Rm 345

Want to learn Programming? Engineering? Business Management? 3D Printing? Check out the MHS Robotics Team.

Each year, the MHS Robotics Team works together to build a robot that will compete in the VT FIRST Tech Challenge. Students are responsible for designing, building, programming, testing, and marketing their robots. The rules of the competition change from year to year, but the reward is always a spot in the international (yes, worldwide) competition in the Spring. The team is open to students in grades 9-12; no experience is necessary.

If you are interested in joining a meeting, or just want more information, please contact Mr. Sevey or Ms. Shanks.


Rotary Interact Club

To be Announced // TBA

Interact is a service club for high school students that is sponsored by the Colchester-Milton Rotary Club. Interact members organize at least two projects every year, with a focus on local, national, and international projects. Students are encouraged to take leadership roles in Interact, setting agendas, conducting meetings, and developing service projects. Meetings are held every other Monday during TA and Lunch, opposite ALC meetings.


Student Council

Thursday // 2:45-3:30pm // Rm 209

Do you want to be a part of changes that positively impact the school community? Do you want to have a larger impact on the community, state, nation, and possibly world? Consider joining MHS Student Council (MHS STUCO). You do not need to be elected to become a member, STUCO is an open membership group.

What do we do? Here are just a few examples.

  • To initiate, implement, and complete projects and activities which will be of help to the school, the students, the faculty, the administration, the Board of Trustees and the community.
  • To develop and provide opportunities for leadership and service in the local school and in the community.
  • To encourage personal growth of leaders through participation in district, state and national meetings and organizations.
  • To provide a living workshop of democratic processes, through such activities as elections, participation in a constitutional representative assembly, etc.
  • and so many more initiatives & activities!
 
If you're interested in joining or want to learn more, please reach out to Matt Rector.

Theatre

Monday - Friday // 3-6pm // Auditorium

Looking to be a part of an award-winning program? Want to show off your talents on stage or behind the scenes? Join the MHS Theatre Company! MHS Theatre Company has been giving students real-world on-stage experiences in a program that has been recognized in Vermont and throughout New England for producing high-quality entertaining original student productions. From classics like Chicago and J.C. Superstar to original adaptations of Beowulf, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Moby Dick, students have showcased their talents all over New England and have been awarded six state championships at the Vermont State Drama Festival.

This year, MHS Theatre is producing Footloose for its fall musical. Anyone interested in participating in the fall musical or One-Act Festival should contact pcurtiss@mymtsd-vt.org for more information. Rehearsals for the musical begin in September and for the One-Act Festival, auditions will be held in December.


Yearbook

Tuesday & Thursday // 2:40-3:30pm // Rm 318

It's a pretty common tradition for every high schooler to pass around the yearbook to be signed. Well MHS is no different. Join the Yearbook club and become a part of history... literally! You'll be there to capture moments, creating a work of art, and building a beautifully bound book of High School memories for students to read for years to come.

If you're interested in joining please reach out to Jon Adams or Jen Haas.


Previous & Current Co-Curricular

  • Above the Influence
  • Archery
  • Athletic Leadership
  • Class Officers
  • Coffee House Writers Block
  • Community Book Discussion
  • Debate Club
  • Drama
  • Game Club
  • Garden Club
  • Interact
  • International Club
  • Math League
  • Math Honor Society - Intro, Application & Schoology Link
  • Milton 4 Social Justice - Intro
  • Mock Trial
  • National Honor Society
  • Newspaper
  • Robotics
  • Rainbow Alliance
  • Select Chorus
  • Stage Band
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook
  • Yellowjacket Environmental Team (YET)
Are we missing a club you'd like to join? Reach out to your school administrators and request a club. If there's enough other interested students, and an advisor is available, that club could be the newest co-curricular at MHS.