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Опубликовано: July 31, 2023 в 3:11 pm


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  • MHS: 508.478.1110

    Stacy: 508.478.1180

    Woodland: 508.478.1186

    Memorial: 508.478.1689

    Brookside: 508.478.1177

    Shining Star: 508.478.1135

    Family Resource Center: 774.268.3843

    Transportation: 508.478.1100

    Community Use Program: 508.478.1119

    Superintendent’s Office: 508.478.1100

  • Pre-School

    Shining Star

    AM sessions  8:45am – 11:15am

    PM sessions  11:45am – 2:00pm
    Full day          8:45am – 2:00 pm


    Elementary Schools
    Brookside School  8:40 AM – 2:50 PM
    Memorial School   8:40 AM – 2:50 PM
    Woodland School  8:25 AM – 2:40 PM

    Middle School and High School
    Stacy Middle  7:45 AM – 2:20 PM
    MHS                7:50 AM – 2:25 PM


    Early Release Schedule – No Lunch Served

    MHS                                 10:30 AM 

    Stacy Middle School      10:34 AM 

    Woodland School           11:00 AM 

    Brookside School           11:10 AM

    Memorial School            11:10 AM

    Shining Star Preschool  NO SESSIONS




  • 31 West Fountain St.



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  • Rendering of New Turf and Track at Milford High School

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    (updated 6/20/2023)

    The 4th issue of the Milford Public Schools News is now available. We plan to offer this newsletter four times during the school year. Each issue will highlight major events, accomplishments, and recognition of students and staff and key issues or programs throughout the Milford district.

    Newsletter (English)
    Newsletter (Portuguese)
    Newsletter (Spanish)

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    (April 2023)

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  • The X2 ASPEN – FAMILY PORTAL provides access to your student’s grades, schedules, report cards, attendance, and homework assignments.
    PLEASE NOTE: The Family Portal is for grades 6 through 12.


    New Portal Account Request Form (English)

    New Portal Account Request Form (Portuguese)

    New Portal Account Request Form (Spanish)


    If you have forgotten your username, password and/or have been locked out of the family portal, please complete this form:

    Password Reset Request (English)

    Password Reset Request (Portuguese)

    Password Reset Request (Spanish)

    For any other issues with your family portal account (that do not pertain to a new account or password reset), please send email to [email protected].

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  • The following resources are available to the Milford community during the COVID-19 crisis.  




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  • Milford High School received a second National Banner recognition from Special Olympics International for achieving national standards of excellence in the areas of inclusion, advocacy and respect. Milford High School is one of twelve schools in Massachusetts among 164 schools nationwide to achieve this recognition for the 2021-2022 school year!

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    * Please note that some of the Woodland AM and PM bus routes have changed.


    View Bus RoutesNOTE: Routes are subject to change due to a shift in population, road construction, and other factors that may come up. Due to these factors, the times posted are approximate.

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  • The American Rescue Plan Act is the latest COVID-19 relief package to provide funding for school districts. Milford Public School Schools (MPS) will receive funds based on the same proportion under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title-IA. Schools are required to reserve at least 20% of the funding they receive to address learning loss. The remaining funds are flexible and can address various needs related to COVID expenses through September 30, 2024 (read more)

    American Rescue Act Funding (ARP): ESSER III (Spanish)
    American Rescue Act Funding (ARP): ESSER III (Portuguese)
    American Rescue Act Funding (ARP): ESSER III (Arabic)

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  • The HVAC reports for the district’s school buildings are now available for review. 





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    Below is the link to the weekly COVID-19 update from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 



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    In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities ACT (IDEA 2004) and Massachusetts special education regulations, 603 CMR 28.00, the Milford Public School District provides screenings and/or evaluations for all children residing in Milford between the ages 3-21, when parents, caretakers, and/or teachers suspect the presence of a disability. (read more…)

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    Please read this document before visiting our schools. School Visitation Protocol (includes traducciones/traduções).

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  • Substance Use Prevention and Education policies that have been voted on and approved by the Milford School Committee as of December 1, 2016 and are now available online

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  • The Milford Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, to include traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture, hair type, hair length and protective hairstyles, color, religion or religious creed, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, homelessness, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities.

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  • State Test Reports on Parent Portal

    To view State Test reports, parents must use their Parent Portal account.  Once logged in, under Navigation, select State Test Reports.  Your students’ test results will be displayed.  Please contact your schools Data Manager if you are experiencing problems with your account. 
    View instructions here.

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    The Board of Education wishes to sell the improvements and lands located on or about 125 Maple Dr. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645, Lenoir, North Carolina, known as West Lenoir Elementary School, NCPIN: 2749450612, Tax Parcel ID No: 06 14 5 1 (hereinafter, “The Property”). Conveyance of the property will be via special warranty deed.


    Pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 160A-269, the Board solicits offers to purchase The Property. The offeror must deposit 5% of his bid with the Superintendent. Thereafter, notice of the offer will be published, to solicit qualifying upset bids.


    The board reserves the right to accept an offer once the highest final bid has been identified, and to reject any and all offers at any time. Those interested may contact Andy Puhl, Assistant Superintendent, at 828 728-8407 ext. 140128.


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  • Children ages 0 to 18 are invited to eat free lunch meals at seven different locations this summer in Caldwell County.   

    USDA works closely with states to ensure that children who receive free or reduced-price school meals can get the nutrition they need when schools are closed. Through USDA’s summer meal programs, CCS Child Nutrition Department will serve meals to kids up to age 18 at no cost starting June 5 through August 18. There are seven meal sites at the following locations; Sawmills Municipal Park, Redwood Park, Yokefellow, Mulberry Recreation Center, Katz Corner Apartments, Poplar Street Apartments and Martin Luther King Jr. Center.

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  • The NC Department of Public Instruction is requesting that parents/guardians provide information on the quantity and type of student access to digital devices and home internet. To assist in this effort, an optional parent survey is available in the student information system in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Click here for Parent Portal.

    Follow the directions here to access and complete the survey: Digital Device Survey Directions


    This survey will be available through the end of the 2022-2023 school year.

    If your student was issued a Caldwell County Schools device, it is recommended that you use that device to complete the survey.

    Thank you for your assistance and cooperation.



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  • Are you looking for a preschool program to help your child develop school readiness skills? 

    Caldwell County Schools is pleased to announce a new half-day preschool program for 3, 4, and 5-year-olds. Jump Start Preschool Academy (which will be one classroom) is located at Whitnel Elementary beginning August 2023. Each slot will be for 2 half-days per week. Classes will be held in four cohorts: Monday/Wednesday mornings, Monday/Wednesday afternoons, Tuesday/Thursday mornings, or Tuesday/Thursday afternoons. On Fridays, a 20-minute Zoom session will be held for family fun activities. Priority will be given to 3-year-olds.

    Space is limited -apply  here  Call 828-726-3920 for more information.

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  • Grades, Attendance and Assignments

    Keep parent contact information up-to-date, so you don’t miss out on any messages from your child’s school or from the school district, especially emergency alerts and important events.

    Click here for Parent Portal.

    With the Parent Portal, you can access your student’s attendance, grades, assignments, and more. This portal gives parents and students access to real-time student data – no need to wait for progress reports. You have access to grades every day! 

    If you need assistance with updating contact information in the Parent Portal, contact Tamara Dillard at [email protected]

    The PowerSchool Parent Portal interface is user-friendly and gives parents/guardians access to:

    • Grades and attendance
    • Test results
    • Grade history
    • Attendance history
    • Email notifications (grades and school announcements)
    • Teacher comments
    • Class Schedules
    • Student Transfer Information

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  • Students entering grades six, nine, and twelve have registered to spend two weeks of their summer break at the Summer Bridge Academy scheduled for Monday, June 19 through Thursday, June 29. This summer program prepares students for rigorous studies, social interaction, and leadership development in an effort to ease the transition to a new school environment starting this fall.

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  • The Code on the Go bus was a standout at the Innovation Expo held today and sponsored by Appalachian State University’s Public School Partnership and the Reich College of Education. School districts in Northwest North Carolina were invited to share an innovative project, and Caldwell County Schools displayed its STEM bus which is designed as a creative solution for engaging students in authentic learning opportunities.

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  • Classroom instruction continues through June at Hudson Elementary as nearly 90 elementary students from across the district participate in Camp Caldwell, a reading initiative enacted by the NC General Assembly to offer summer reading camps to select second and third grade students.

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  • #1 in NC

    CTE Program

  • 86.2%

    Graduation Rate

  • 10,600


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  • $15.6 Million

    Scholarships (Class of ’22)

  • 12,218

    College Credit Hours (Class of ’22)

what are there and how to choose your own

Profile classes have long been entrenched in the school education system. This gives students the opportunity to study their favorite subject in more depth or prepare hard for entering a university. What profile classes are in schools and how to choose your own, we understand the article.

What are the profiles

By “profile” we mean a deeper study of certain subjects. That is, they allocate more hours. While the number of lessons in “non-core” subjects is reduced to a minimum. Only in order to master the necessary program.

The 2020 federal state educational standard specifies 4 main profiles, namely:

  1. natural and mathematical sciences;
  2. humanities;
  3. technology;
  4. socio-economic sciences.

In addition, there is also a fifth profile – general education. It is intended for those children who have not chosen any of the narrow directions.

The Federal State Educational Standard provides that the program of each profile should include not only Russian and foreign languages, literature, mathematics, social and natural sciences. But also physical education and life safety. But to what extent and which subjects to include in the curriculum is up to the school to decide. So, on the basis of the list of the Federal State Educational Standards, the school forms narrower specialized classes, namely:

Profile Items
Physics and Mathematics Physics, mathematics
Information Technology Computer science, mathematics, physics
Chemical-biological Biology, chemistry
Linguistic Russian language, literature, foreign language
Philological Russian language, literature
Humanitarian Russian language, literature, history, social studies
Socio-economic Social studies, geography

But there are other profiles. For example, engineering, culturological, pedagogical, legal, artistic and aesthetic, and even theatrical.

What to focus on when choosing a profile

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The profile classes, of course, recruit students who have already shown good results in the subject. If in the certificate for the 9th grade the child has a triple in mathematics, he will most likely not be taken to the physical and mathematical profile.

Abilities and inclinations

If a child has pronounced abilities or inclinations, they will be helped to develop them in a profile class. For example, he is poorly versed in programming, but is fond of biology. Or “floats” in literature, but is strong in mathematics. In the profile class, you don’t have to waste time on subjects that are not given very well.

USE subjects

Choose a profile class, firstly, focusing on the subjects that the child is going to take. As a rule, preparation for the exam and the analysis of complex tasks in such classes is given more time. This means that it will be much easier to get high scores in exams.

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Make sure the profile fits the child

For example, a child loves biology but is not very good at chemistry. In this case, the biological and chemical direction may not suit him. There is a risk that a teenager will fall behind classmates, start getting bad grades, and only lose motivation. In this case, it is better to choose a general education profile, and additionally study biology on your own or with a tutor.

Explore all options

Suppose a child wants to go to a specialized class to study literature in depth. And in your school there is only a humanitarian profile, where a history with social studies is attached to it. In this case, you can, for example, try to look for schools with a narrow philological profile. And vice versa, if a teenager does not decide in any way whether to enter a philologist or historian, a profile with a wider range of humanitarian subjects will suit him. There are even rarer specialized classes in schools. For example, in journalism, law, art. Perhaps the child needs one of them.

Estimate the upcoming workload

In profile classes, of course, they assign more homework and make higher demands on students. Not every child can easily withstand such educational and psychological stress. And if a student needs all the strength to “correspond” to the level of the profile, he can come to the exam physically and mentally exhausted. In this case, a regular class and additional classes with a tutor in the right subjects are more suitable.

8 problems of fifth grade: what parents and teachers of future five-graders should remember High school is also a huge stress for a child.

This is a way out of the comfort zone, in which there was one teacher, one class, understandable and familiar subjects and grades. Our blogger, teacher Anastasia Duryagina talks about the difficulties that fifth graders face and how to avoid them.

I’ll tell you one teacher’s secret: every year at the first summer meeting, elementary school teachers talk about the continuity of the transition of fourth graders to secondary school. For us, teachers, a fourth-grader is quite an independent adult child. But high school teachers look at them like a flock of frightened sparrows that rush in a panic along the long school corridors, knocking over careless teachers and students, trying to find the right room.

Of course, the transition to the fifth grade is not easy for any child. For four years he had one teacher who taught almost all the subjects herself, and therefore she knew that Petya and Kolya had a headache in the first lesson, so it’s better not to call them to the blackboard in the second lesson. And the child is used to it.

Fifth grade is a lot of different teachers. Everyone has their own character, their own requirements, their own office (and you also need to find it), and their first name and patronymic too (and they also need to be learned!).

The program of the fifth grade is built very humanely: a lot of time is devoted to repeating what was passed in elementary school. But exactly passed! (that is, learned and, even if partially forgotten, during the holidays).

If your child has not received solid knowledge in elementary school, then advice is to study in the summer before the 5th grade without fail. Do not dream that in the lessons, where there are 25-30 people in classes, for the repetition course in the fifth grade, the child will learn what he could not understand in four years.

Problems that I highlight as a teacher with 14 years of experience:

1. Most children come to fifth grade not independent . Parents no longer follow the lessons, or rather, do homework and so on. And the child is not used to the fact that he is not controlled and all responsibility now lies with him.

2. Many children ask for grades . In the beginning, they do this all the time and their kind teacher-mother will always go to meet the student. And in the fifth grade, bad grades immediately, and even in the diary! In the fifth grade, begging for grades is unacceptable. Therefore, I appeal to teachers of the initial level: do not allow such situations in your work.

3. The child does not read well . Many still come after elementary school with poor reading skills. It is a failure when a child in the fifth grade reads puk-puk, stammering because he was asked to read an excerpt from a paragraph. Here the work of the teacher and parents should be visible. I am deeply convinced that three people are involved in the educational process: the student-teacher and the parent. Therefore, reading remains an important aspect of learning.

4. Poor handwriting . This is a different story. Many people can’t write. I’m not talking about the beauty of the printed letter, but about clear handwriting, readable. Prescriptions will help correct, improve the situation, but no one pays attention to this, and neither does the child.

5. Low self-esteem . Many girls and boys come already with complexes from elementary school. If for a junior schoolchild (fourth grade) the leading activity is educational, then in the early teens (fifth grade), communication becomes the leading activity for schoolchildren.

A teenager, in comparison with a junior schoolchild, is more sensitive to the opinion of the team. If a younger student is satisfied with the teacher’s praise, then a teenager is more affected by public assessment. I believe that there is always something to praise a student for, that the teacher’s opinion is authoritative for him all four years of elementary school. All this lays the foundation of psychological communication.

When children are in the fifth grade, the motives that prompted them to study in the lower grades (interest in staying at school, the first results of labor) have already been satisfied, and new ones have not yet formed. Entries in notebooks and diaries become sloppy: diligence and accuracy disappear somewhere. The child, who could not be torn away from the book, now does not want to pick it up. Here comes one: to praise, cheer and motivate!

6. Increased pace of work in the fifth grade : Children who cannot write quickly fall behind. No one is expected here, you have to be on time. It is better to start training in the summer in rewriting the text for speed, reading for speed.

7. When moving to the fifth grade, the teacher’s individual approach to each student is violated . There is a kind of depersonalization of a schoolboy. There are only fifth graders in general. Each subject has a large workload and many students. He is simply not able to remember all the features of all students. Therefore, the child gets the impression that none of the teachers needs him. But it also happens that students feel it already in elementary school. It is important to organize an open conversation between parents, teacher and child. You may need a preventive conversation with a psychologist.

8. Children cannot work with text . They cannot find the main idea of ​​what they read. It is the job of an elementary school teacher to teach children this form of work, but many children come to the fifth grade without this skill. Hence the small vocabulary and the inability to describe, retell.

I really want all teachers to remember that children experience stress when they move to secondary school: it is very difficult for them. Any word spoken sharply can lay a complex in a child for life. You need to be careful if you are the class teacher of newly minted five-graders. After all, studying at school is not hard labor, not a camp, but a place where it is interesting, informative, where you can find friends, even in the face of a teacher.