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Millbrook High School Principal Appointed

Ms. Hernandez PidalaI am happy to announce that the Board of Education appointed Ms. Caroline Hernandez Pidala as the new Millbrook High School Principal on September 16, 2015.

Ms. Pidala was first interviewed July 29, 2015 by the High School Principal Interview teams. The teams were made up of a total of 23 interviewers, consisting of students, parents, support staff members, teachers, administrators and Board of Education members. The Board of Education conducted the final interview last Wednesday evening.

Ms. Pidala is currently the Assistant Principal at Roy C. Ketcham Senior High School. Prior to that, she served as the Facilitator for the Title I Summer School and as a health teacher at Van Wyck Junior High School and Orchard View. Ms. Pidala has a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from the College of St. Rose, a Master of Arts degree in Literacy Education from Mercy College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education from the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

Ms. Pidala’s strengths include: a strong understanding of the New York State Learning Standards and the Response to Intervention (RtI) process. She is one of nine members of the New York State School Safety Improvement Pilot Team. Ms. Pidala has participated on an action planning team for the development of Strategic Plans.

Ms. Pidala will begin working in Millbrook on Monday, October 19, 2015. Until then, Ms. Karen Ferguson, Elm Drive principal, will be serving as the Interim High School Principal.

Ms. Pidala is very student-centered and very eager to begin working with us in Millbrook. I look forward to a long working relationship with Ms. Pidala, as well as all of our students and staff.

I want to thank all of the individuals who served on the initial interview team. Their input was appreciated and insightful.

The Board of Education and I are committed in continuing our work to take the Millbrook Central School District to the next level. Ms. Pidala will be instrumental in helping us attain this goal.

Philip D. D’Angelo, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools



Legal Notice: 2015-2016 Tax Warrant



2015 – 2016

To the Tax Collectors of the Millbrook Central School District, County of Dutchess, New York State:


1. To give notice and start tax collection on September 1, 2015, in accordance with the previsions of Sections 1322 and 1366 of the Real Property Tax Law.

2. To give notice that tax collection will end October 30, 2015.

3. To collect taxes in the total sum of $23,206,485 in the same manner that collectors are authorized to collect town and county taxes in accordance with provisions of Section 1318 of the Real Property Tax Law.

MHS Graduation 2015

MHS Graduation 2015

On June 19, 2015, Millbrook High School held its 119th Commencement graduating 94 students. The weather was perfect for Millbrook's first night time graduation on the new athletic field.












Pie Your Teacher at MMS

The Millbrook Middle School Jr. Interact Club hosted a summer blowout event to support the children of the Nepal earthquake. The featured event "Pie Your Teacher" was a hit among the entire Middle School. Dr. Amori was the favored teacher raising the most money.

Thank you, Dr. Amori, for being an amazing sport and participating in this event! It both supported Jr Interact and showed the kids to give their all for a good cause.

MMS Pie Your Teacher  
MMS Pie Your Teacher MMS Pie Your Teacher



Middle School Students Honored

Middle School students on the Principal's List were treated to a special luncheon on June 12th in recognition of their academic excellence for the 2014-2015 school year.

Principal's List Luncheon

Mr. Jackowski Donates Fitness Equipment to MMS

On June 15th, the Board of Education accepted a generous donation of state-of-the-art electrical and fitness equipment from community member and MCSD parent, Mr. Thomas Jackowski.  Thank you Mr. Jackowski!

Mr. Jackowski and Mr. Hurley Fitness equipment donation

Mr. Ross Honored

Mr. Ross presented with plaqueAt the June 15th Board of Education meeting, Mr. James Ross was presented with a Distinguished Service Award by Board President, Mr. Hurley, for his many years of service to the District as a member of the Board of Education. 

Mr. Hurley characterized Mr. Ross as a well-prepared, thoughtful Board Member and a true advocate of children. 

Mr. Ross was given a standing ovation by the Board, and those in attendance at the meeting, in appreciation of his service.  Thank you Mr. Ross!

MMS Spring Arts Festival

The Middle School Spring Arts Festival was a huge success! Artists from grades 6-8 displayed their work in the middle school cafeteria during the spring music concert. Families, artists and musicians viewed the work during intermission. A slideshow from the night, as well as videos from art shows throughout the year, can be found on the art department site:

 MMS Spring Arts Festival

HS Club Raises Funds For The Cheetah Conservation Fund

Millbrook High School Environmental Club members ran the Walkway 5K on Saturday 6/13/15 to raise money for the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Both Mr. McPherson and Chris Estremera won first place in their age ranges.

 HS Environmental Club

New Student Registration - Summer 2015 (No Appointment Needed)

We are pleased to announce that we have reserved five (5) days for summer registration. If you have a child entering our District in September, we encourage you to register, 8:30AM – 2:30PM on one of the following dates:

Tuesday, July 21th

Wednesday, July 22th

Wednesday, August 12th

Thursday, August 13th

Friday, August 14th

Please report to Elm Drive Elementary School, at 12 Elm Drive, Millbrook, NY with the following FOUR mandatory items:

1. Original birth certificate with the raised seal OR passport

2. Immunization record

3. School tax bill OR lease agreement OR mortgage statement

4. Utility bill (Central Hudson OR Cablevision, etc.)


In addition to the required documents above, there is a registration packet with forms to be completed. If you would like these forms in advance, they are available in the Main Office at all of our buildings, or you may download them from our website:


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