Class of 2023
One of the greatest joys of being an educator is watching the growth and positive changes of our students throughout their high school career. Over the years, we have thoroughly enjoyed watching seniors mature, overcome adversity, and achieve their goals, all while living through and adjusting to life during a pandemic. Through it all seniors have shown a tremendous amount of perseverance and have excelled while leading our student body out of a fairly isolated time. We know the Class of 2023 will continue to do great work and represent our Milton community well in future endeavors.
This senior information packet is designed to explain all the details regarding final assessments/grades, prom, and other festivities surrounding graduation. When applicable, references, names, and phone numbers have been included. Please note that some activities have prompt time requirements. Families are encouraged to talk with their seniors about the importance of appropriate behavior at the graduation ceremony and safe and responsible behavior while celebrating afterward. We look forward to a bright future for the Class of 2023.
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May 28 - Prom
Echo Lake Aquarium
The Prom will be held on Sunday, May 28, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., at the Echo Lake Aquarium. We expect the prom to be a safe, celebratory activity. Students participating in the prom will be expected to support this goal. We ask that parents not assist students in renting rooms for prom-related parties. We have found such parties to be occasions for inappropriate behavior and alcohol abuse, actions that reflect poorly on students, parents, and the school. Parent-hosted dinners and similar activities are better alternatives. Students should anticipate their prom needs by bringing their prom tickets, purses, and phones with them as they will not be allowed to go out to their cars. Tickets will be available starting May 1st directly from Jen Charbonneau at the front desk.
Students must have their service learning fully completed. In addition, all library books, sports uniforms, and any outstanding bills with the Information Technology Department must be settled to obtain a prom ticket. The prom is $40 or free for MHS seniors who have paid class dues. Guests from another class or school must pay $40. Guests who do not attend MHS must fill out paperwork attached here to this letter. Guests cannot be over the age of 20. Your prom ticket must be shown for admittance. Smoking and vaping will not be allowed and students will not be re-admitted if they leave the venue. Reminder all school rules and consequences will be in effect during this function.
June 1 (Thursday) - Coffee House 6:30 pm
Final Coffee House of the year. Coffee House features performing artists from the Milton High School community. Please join us for an evening of fun. If students would like to sign up to perform, please see Pete Wyndorf or Jenna Schultz. Please bring your own chair to this event as it will be outside.
June 2 (Friday) - Senior Department Awards Breakfast, 7:30 am
This awards breakfast will be held on Friday, June 2nd at 7:30 am in the library. Selected students will be honored by departments for their hard work and academic achievement. Teachers will notify families of students being recognized. Light refreshments and breakfast foods will be served.
June 5 (Monday) - Senior Dinner & Scholarship Ceremony, 6:00 pm
The senior scholarship ceremony will be held Monday, June 5 at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria for a celebratory dinner. The awards ceremony will immediately follow at 6:45 pm in the library. Those receiving an award and/or scholarship will be notified by mail. Please RSVP to Joanne Pfaff at 802-893-5374 for this event by May 26th.
June 6 (Tuesday) - Senior Athletic Awards Ceremony, 6:00 pm
Phil Hughes Memorial Field
This awards ceremony will be held Tuesday, June 6th at 6 pm on the stadium field. All senior athletes receiving awards and their families will be invited through the athletic office. Please RSVP to Tracey McGregor at 802-893-5473 for this event by Thursday, June 1st. The rain/weather location will be the MHS Gymnasium.
See Class Trip & Graduation Information Below
The senior activity is scheduled at Oakledge Park in Burlington, Vermont. The bus will depart the school at 10:00 am and return at 2:30 pm. Students will be provided with a lunch catered by Moe’s and snacks. If students wish to swim, please bring swimming attire (this is dependent on having a lifeguard present). Those who have not completed graduation requirements will not be able to participate in the class trip. The cost of the trip is $40 or dues are paid in full. Permission Slips are due to Jen Charbonneau by Thursday, May 25, 2023. Smoking and vaping will not be allowed. Reminder all school rules and consequences will be in effect during this function. All students are required to use the school sponsored transportation for this event. Students/families are not to drive students.
Attendance at rehearsal is MANDATORY for those planning to attend the graduation ceremony.
8:30 am – Meet on the gymnasium bleachers for Graduation rehearsal. Details regarding lineup, processional, recessional, seating, receiving diplomas, and other information pertaining to the ceremony will be discussed.
10:00 am - Cap and gown distribution in the library. The cost is $23 and can be paid in exact cash or a check made out to Balfour. National Honor Society stoles will be distributed at this time as well.
10:30 am - Depart for Milton Elementary/Middle School for our annual Senior Walk. Graduating seniors will walk the halls to receive congratulations from current MES and MMS students and teachers.
11:00 am - Students will return back to the high school for the class photo.
11:30 am - Senior Tea: Seniors are invited to join the faculty in the library for light snacks and refreshments. This is a formal time for faculty and staff to say goodbye to the senior class. This activity is being sponsored by the Student Council.
12:30 pm Speech practice for students with speaking roles at graduation. Please meet at the graduation stage.
1:30 pm-2:30 pm - Choral practice for graduation performance.
Seniors arrive at 9 am, Ceremony at 10 am
The graduation ceremony is a formal recognition of your years of successful academic work. Graduation is an occasion for joy, reflection, and dignity. The faculty and staff have made every effort to ensure that your commencement ceremony is worthy of your accomplishment. It is expected that you will do your part to make the 2023 graduation ceremony one of which we may all be proud. The administration, faculty, and staff extend to the graduating class our best wishes.
If a student finds it necessary to be absent from rehearsal or graduation, please inform your school counselor in person as soon as possible.
Please contact Jen Haas 802-893-5371 if you are in need of special seating at graduation before June 7th.