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Kara Dennis Honored by the Dutchess County Mediation Center

MMS Student RecognizedEighth Grader, Kara Dennis, was recognized by the Dutchess County Mediation Center at their Youth Summit at Marist College on October 24th with an "Upstander Award" for her work with Grace Smith House's "Connect for Respect" camp. Kara organized and implemented an entire week of anti-bully activities for Millbrook Middle School students as part of Bully Awareness month which takes place during the month of October. Kara's project was supported by school counselor, Mrs. Hains, and the Peer Mediation Club at MMS.

MMS Students Attend Anti-Bullying Youth Summit

MMS Students at Anti Bullying Summit

The following students from Millbrook Middle School attended the 3rd annual Anti-Bullying Youth Summit sponsored by the Mediation Center of Dutchess County at Marist College on Friday, October 24th.

Kara Dennis, Morgan Maleonskie, Brianna McDermott, Gillian Marma, Aly Prockter, Emilie Rau, Jackie Stickter, Clea Stiscia, and Angelina Zeolla

The girls attended three different workshops, each with an anti-bullying theme and advocacy message to stand up for those who are bullied. The girls are all trained mediators and members of the Millbrook Middle School Peer Mediation Club.

 

 

Mr. Setaro's 7th Graders Participate in a Gallery Walk

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On October 20th, Mr. Setaro's 7th grade students participated in a Gallery Walk. They created museum exhibits about European Explorers and through their own writing, persuaded "visitors" whether their explorer should be placed in a Hall of Fame or Hall of Shame. Students created model ships, 3-D replicas of paintings, interactive diaromas, and some even created and advertised their own holidays as part of the exhibits.

 

 

Graphic Designer Visits MHS Art Classes

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On Friday October 17th Hudson Valley Graphic Designer Melissa Calabro visited Ms. Cafarchio’s graphic design I & II classes. Melissa is the designer for local businesses such as the Villa Borghese, Health Quest, Cartier’s Salon, Taste of Hudson Valley, and Jonna Spilbor to name a few. Melissa brought examples of her work, shared how she got started and some of her experiences being a freelance graphic designer. Melissa talked about graphic design as a potential career and her education at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

 

Reflections of MCSD's Pink Out Day - 2014

Pink Out Day 2014

Millbrook held its 5th Annual Pink Out Day on October 17. The schools, sports teams, bus garage and community members all wore pink for breast cancer awareness. Fun was had by all!

 

Teen Read Week 2014

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Students enter daily trivia contests for a chance to win free books as part of the HS Library Media Center's celebration of Teen Read Week, a national literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. The theme this year is Turn Dreams into Reality @ your library

 

Elementary Students Practice Tricky Words

Readers Workshop Unit

Mrs. Hargrove's first graders read to Mrs. Tegeler's kindergarten class to celebrate their Readers Workshop unit on Tricky Words.

Mrs. Gilmour's Health Class Visits the Weight Room

7th Grade Health Class

The 7th grade Health class took a trip to the high school weight room. The class was doing some physical research for their Fitness Program Project which they are creating in class. This project is used to promote Lifelong Fitness and Wellness.

 

October 17th is "Pink Out Day" at MCSD

Pink Out Day

 

Student Chef Gives Cooking Demonstration

FCCLA chef cooking demonstration

On October 14th a Culinary Demonstrator from Johnson & Wales University (JWU) visited the Family & Consumer Sciences department! The student chef did a cooking demonstration and talked about going to college in the 8th Grade Home & Career Skills and the Introduction to Culinary Arts classes. Members of Millbrook's chapter of Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) were also invited to attend. JWU offers students who are actively involved with FCCLA scholarships that range from $1000.00 to a full ride based on their involvement with FCCLA. This was a wonderful opportunity for students to hear about going to college directly from a college student; as well as, learn a few new cooking techniques!

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