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November 4, 2022
‘Windows on West Street’ to Reopen on Wednesday
Student-Run Restaurant Makes a Comeback After Pandemic Closure
There's nothing better than freshly made pasta. (Photo credits: Mike Levin)
By coming to our restaurant, you are helping train and
support our students.
Milford, NH - After its abrupt closure due to Covid pandemic, the student-operated restaurant "Windows on West Street" (or WOWS) is back on its feet again and the doors will officially be open to the public on Wednesday, November 9th from 11:15 to 12:15. Operating in full swing on Wednesdays and Thursdays, culinary students are all geared up to serve quality gourmet food with very reasonable prices.
"We will be posting our menu and schedule weekly on our school website," explained Levin in detail. "Remember the school schedule will dictate ours. From buffets to a la carte service, sandwiches, bread in a roll, breakfast pastries and desserts will be just the start of WOW’s menu selection. We will be expanding our options with catering events and special services. Hosting smaller events in the restaurant will help expand WOW’s returning guests. No job is too big or small for our students; they are up for the challenge and are eager to succeed."
For many years, WOWS has been a solid training ground for Milford High School students who want to learn the foundational steps of becoming professionals in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Students are learning food service management skills related to the operation of “Windows on West Street”, “Windows To Go” and “West Street Event Catering."
"The students create all menus, cost recipes, and are responsible not just for safety and sanitation but for marketing as well," Levin furthermore said. "Two teams of students will also be competing in the National ProStart Invitational in culinary arts and restaurant concept development."
"We look forward to re-opening for the community," replied CTE Director Samantha Belcourt. "This program is an amazing opportunity for our students to get real world hands-on experience; Chef Levin and Culinary Arts Associate Tara Savino are doing such an incredible job."
“I love this class," student Connor Cook spoke up. "I enjoy learning to make all types of food and learning what goes into the food we eat."
"Cooking is a passion of mine," Tyler Theriault declared. "Chef Levin has helped me improve my culinary skills."
Many of the customers who are equally excited are employed by the school district. "It is great that the MHS is reopening Windows on West Street," Darren Fleury said. "Last year the 'bowl and a roll' was fantastic, and I look forward to the soup selections coming soon, this year."
Seventh grade teacher Katy St. George, on the other hand, shared how she was so impressed by the beautiful banquet the culinary team put together for senior night. "From set-up to breakdown, everything was seamless," she reminisced. "The delicious spread made for an extra special evening!"
"I just want to thank Chef Mike for the wonderful food his students are preparing," Jill Larro quietly expressed. "It's nice to have the quiches available and all the rest of the food for consumption and purchase!"
September 12, 2022
Public Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records
Destruction of records is the best protection against improper or unauthorized disclosure.
Milford, NH - In accordance with the state and federal regulations implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
September 7, 2022
Students Head Back to School in Milford
Milford, NH - For the first time in three years, the first day of school felt normal. You could see smiles in everyone's faces and hear
August 16, 2022
Back to School Information for the 2022-2023 School Year
Milford, NH - A new school year always brings excitement to the district and we can't wait to welcome back students
and families for the 2022-23 school year.
August 31st is our school district's First Day of classes!
August 31 - First Day for Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9
September 1 - First Day for Gr. K, 7, 8, 10, 11 & 12
September 5 - No School (Labor Day)
September 6 - First day for MEEE Program
Jacques Memorial School: 8:25 am - 2:45 pm
Heron Pond Elementary School: 8:40 am - 3 pm
Milford Middle School: 7:30 am - 2:10 pm
Milford High School: 7:40 am - 2:12 pm
- Christopher Motika, Assistant Superintendent
- Keith Jones, MHS Assistant Principal
- Samantha Belcourt, CTE Director of Technical Studies
- Don Gutterson, Athletics Director
- Stephen Capraro, HP Assistant Principal
- Lilya Perliger, Middle/High Special Services Coordinator
- Maureen Oakman, Elementary Special Services Coordinator
Visit School Supply Lists for Grades 2 to 5 on this page.
The USDA has ENDED free meals. Due to the discontinuation of the USDA free student lunch and breakfast program,
Elementary School - $1.35
Middle School - $1.60
High School - $1.85
Elementary School - $2.50
Middle School - $3.00
High School - $3.25
May 9, 2022
MHS Honors 7 Student Athletes
Milford, NH - Seven high school senior student athletes are able to take a bow.
(From Left to Right) Alyssa Godlewski, Abbey Halloran, Caroline Raiano, Sarah Sawyer, Nick Giordano, Zachary Naun, and Caden Zalenski
To honor the efforts, strengths, and grit of student athletes who have endured rigorous training for years, the MHS Athletics Department handed out the NHIAA 3 Sport Athlete Award to seven seniors.
Award recipients are nominated each year based on criteria which require the high school seniors to participate in an NHIAA sanctioned sport for each season of their high school career. The NHIAA 3 Sport Athlete Award recipients were:
- Nick Giordano
- Alyssa Godlewski
- Abbey Halloran
- Zachary Naun
- Caroline Raiano
- Sarah Sawyer
- Caden Zalenski
April 14, 2022
Milford School District Embraces Advanced Smart Board Technology
Milford, NH - To replace the aging smart boards and projectors, the Milford School District has recently adopted a future-oriented smart education solution that improves teaching and learning in our schools. These Viewsonic boards deliver incredible interactive capabilities for 21st century classrooms. Featuring huge touchscreens, ViewBoard displays let multiple users write, edit, and draw onscreen for dynamic presentations and creative brainstorming. The IT staff are currently working hand-in-hand with the Building and Grounds staff in setting them up in various locations all throughout the school district.
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March 16, 2022
MHS Hands Out Awards at the End-of-the-Season Banquet
Milford, NH - Our very own Dan DeBernando took the title "Champion of Champions" for this year's Division 2 and State Wrestling. From the MHS Wrestling Awards Banquet held March 16th in the cafeteria, these are photos courtesy of Danielle DeBernardo.
Left to Right: Ben Kilgore- Div 2 Wrestling Champion; Dan DeBernardo and Ben Kilgore; Dan DeBernardo - Div 2 and State Wrestling Champion.
On Wednesday, March 9th, three awards were handed out during the Boys Basketball Program Awards Banquet at the MHS Cafeteria. Ryon Constable received the Coach Dan Murray Award as well as the Varsity Team - Tom Peters State Farm Insurance Character Award while Alex Christopher received the Reserve Team - Tom Peters State Farm Insurance Character Award.
Left to Right: Ryon Constable ( Coach Dan Murray Award ); Alex Christopher ( Reserve Team - Tom Peters State Farm Insurance Character Award ); Ryon Constable ( Varsity Team - Tom Peters State Farm Insurance Character Award )
For the Girls Basketball Awards, student athletes, coaches, family and friends gathered in the cafeteria on Wednesday night, February 23, 2022 . Plaques, certificates, and Varsity letters were given out to recognize the commitment that all the student athletes have put into the Varsity and Junior Varsity Teams.
Left to Right: Varsity Team's recipients of the Tom Peters State Farm Insurance Character Award - Kate Hansen and Bailey Johnson; Julianna DaLuz and Keely Giordano from the JV Team, recipients of the Tom Peters State Farm Insurance Character Award.
The Milford Swim team also held its end-of-season awards banquet on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 in the MHS Cafeteria. This was a special way to recognize and honor the tremendous effort of the team and the graduating senior class. Coach Nancy McManus gave out certificates, Varsity letters, and plaques to student-athletes.
Left to Right: 4 Year Varsity Letter Award winners ( L-R ) : Brady Mitchell, Juliann DeGraffenried, Josh Anderson; Tom Peters State Farm Insurance Character Award recipients : Jasmine Blay, Josh Anderson; Seniors ( L- R ) : Noah McCandless, Brady Mitchell, Juliann DeGraffenried, Josh Anderson.
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November 23, 2021
Choose Love Bus Tour Stops at Milford School District
Milford, NH - Choose Love Founder Scarlett Lewis and the Choose Love On the Move bus tour made a productive stop at Milford School District on November 17-19, 2021. The District has successfully implemented Choose Love curriculum across grade levels since last year which fun-filled mini-lessons focus on COURAGE + GRATITUDE + FORGIVENESS + COMPASSION-IN-ACTION.
Led by Choose Love New Hampshire Director Shannon Delites, the bus tour team members engaged hands-on creative and reflective activities with students at Heron Pond Elementary School and Jacques Memorial School. The teachers, staff, and students had a great time reflecting and celebrating love and community.
How It All Began
Nine years ago, many innocent children at Sandy Hook Elementary School were killed in a horrific school shooting. One of these children was six-year old Jesse Lewis whose mother, Scarlett Lewis, started the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement. This movement sparked conversations about kindness, compassion and forgiveness in small local communities which later on spread through social and mass media. Throughout these years, Scarlett Lewis has been devoting her time advocating for social-emotional character development learning in schools to empower both children and adults emotionally, mentally, personally, and socially.
Why Choose Love?
Because essential life skills and tools make students become better learners, more desirable employees and happier, healthier human beings, the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement is committed to getting such training into as many schools around the world as possible for free. In 2018, New Hampshire became the first state to officially adopt and support Choose Love.
Choose Love is a program for Pre-K through 12th grades, designed to teach students, educators and staff how to choose love in any circumstance thereby creating a safer, more connected school culture. Schools can either teach the lessons in a separate SEL class or weave them into regular academic subjects.
Choose Love doesn’t track how many schools have embraced its curriculum but it has been downloaded by more than 500 schools in New Hampshire alone, and by countless others in all 50 states and in 111 countries. The Milford School District therefore recognizes its pivotal role in helping the students to always be kind, be grateful, be courageous, be compassionate, and above all, to Choose Love!
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