BY PREMA KAPOOR Image Source In 2020, Milton District High School will be celebrating its 100th anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, MD is inviting Alumni and community members to participate in the school’s Steering Committee meetings. If you are interested in helping the committee plan the event, fill out this form, and you will be sent the meeting dates and times. If you know anyone … Continue reading 2020: MD’s 100th Anniversary
HUNTER CULHANE Two plays over four days took place at Milton District in April 1967. The Importance of Being Earnest returned to the MD stage after being absent the previous year, while See How They Run helped raise money for the Grade 12’s upcoming trip to Expo 67. Both plays were directed by then MD teacher Mrs. MacArthur. Read more about this 1967 drama week … Continue reading #TBT: Drama Week 1967
Hunter Culhane This article is from the Thursday, September 28, 1961, edition of the Milton Canadian Champion. It details how MD recently reverted to having a class president and vice-president for each of the school’s classes in addition to the “executive” roles of president, vice-president, treasurer, and secretary. There were five Grade 9 classes, four Grade 10 classes, three Grade 11 classes, two Grade 12 … Continue reading #TBT: MD’s 1960–61 Student Council
Hunter Culhane In preparation for the arrival of the new millennium, December 23, 1999 saw the burying of the “Millennium Time Capsule” somewhere on MDHS property. The time capsule is a blue chest freezer containing various artifacts, including at least two photos of MDHS students. Read more from the High School Report section of The Canadian Champion below: Do we know where the Millennium Time … Continue reading #TBT: Time Capsule Buried at MDHS?!
Hunter Culhane For three days in May 1968, some 88 MDHS Grade 12 students visited Ottawa and Montreal. They toured both cities, learning about their history, experiencing their culture, and taking in their beauty. A few even got to shake hands with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau! Read more about their interesting trip in the article below: Image Source Continue reading #TBT: Grade 12’s “Invade” Ottawa and Montreal, Shake Hands with PM Trudeau
By Hunter Culhane In December 1967, MDHS students generously gifted Christmas presents to needy children in the Milton area. Read more from the article below! Image Source Continue reading #TBT: MDHS Students Donate Christmas Gifts for Needy Children
By Hunter Culhane It appears the opposition to the vending machine full of apples at MDHS wore off by November 1967, as it had actually been installed by a local apple grower! Read more about the vending machine from the article in The Canadian Champion below: Though there is no apple vending machine nowadays, MDHS’s love of apples is still evident! We participate in “The … Continue reading #TBT: Apple Vending Machine Becomes a Reality
By Hunter Culhane In September 1967, there was a proposal to introduce a vending machine full of apples at Milton District High School as a convenient, healthy snack option for students. However, there was some opposition to the idea. Read the article below to find out who was against it! Image Source Continue reading #TBT: Apple Vending Machine at Milton District?
By Hunter Culhane In May 1963, $367 was stolen from Milton District’s vault when thieves jumped through a window, smashed the door to the principal’s office, and pried open the door to the vault! Image Source Continue reading #TBT: Thieves Strike MDHS Vault
By Hunter Culhane On March 26, 1965, MD’s Grade 11 and 12 students visited Milton District Hospital to take part in a Career Day. They enjoyed a tour of the hospital and were able to have conversations with those working at the 10 departments, including doctors, administrators, nurse supervisors, lab technicians, x-ray technicians, and dieticians. The students also got the chance to ride on a … Continue reading #TBT: Career Day at Milton District Hospital
By Hunter Culhane Ever thought how Milton District High School’s online presence has changed throughout the years? With just a few clicks, we’re able to see the different website designs and the approximate dates they were used by the school. Check them out below! August 2002 to February 2005 February 2005 to January 2007 January 2007 to October 2007 October 2007 to August 2013 August … Continue reading #TBT: Evolution of the MDHS Website
In March 1963, an advertisement for the MDHS Drama Club presentation of “One Mad Night” appeared in the Milton Canadian Champion. Child tickets were priced at 35 cents, while adult admission was 75 cents—33% higher than the 1961 play! Check out more from the advertisement below: Image Source Continue reading #TBT: “One Mad Night”
By Hunter Culhane In early 1961, an advertisement for the upcoming MDHS Drama Club presentation of “Turn Back the Clock” appeared in the Milton Canadian Champion. Tickets were available for the comedy for less than a dollar! See more from the advertisement below: Image Source Continue reading #TBT: “Turn Back the Clock”
By Hunter Culhane In early 1960, Milton District High School was undergoing the final touches before its September opening. At the time, the only high school in Milton was what is now Martin Street Public School. See more from the March 24 and September 1, 1961 issues of The Canadian Champion: Looks like the same front staircase that is there now! Same trusty bleachers! Looks … Continue reading #TBT: MDHS Before 1960 Opening!
By Hunter Culhane In early 1967, Milton District High School students raised nearly $400 in pennies towards the purchase of a stopwatch for the school’s gymnasium. See more from the January 25, 1967 issue of The Canadian Champion: Image Source Continue reading #TBT: Take Care of the Pennies