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*Notice* April 21st & May 23rd Are Now Student & Staff Attendance Days

We have used nine emergency closing days so far. We modified the school calendar on January 23, 2014 to give us seven emergency closing days. Since we have used nine days, we are two over, therefore, school will be open for staff and students on Monday, April 21, 2014 and Friday, May 23, 2014. I am still trying to keep the week of April 14th intact as a recess. This has been a very challenging winter for all of us.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Awards of Excellence Presented TO FCCLA

FCCLA Students HonoredMr. Judge and his FCCLA students were presented with Certificates of Excellence at the April 22, 2014 meeting of the Board of Education.

Mr. Judge was honored by being named, "Teacher of the Year" by his Family and Consumer Science colleagues for the Hudson Valley Northeast Chapter.

The students were honored for their recent success at the FCCLA State Conference in Syracuse.

Standing front (L-R): Ryan Judge, Luis Vasquez-Vega
Standing back (L-R): Philip D'Angelo, Andy Outwater, Phyllis Amori
Absent: Crystallynn Colley and David Haetty


First Graders Experiment In Cooking

Science Experiments - Rizzo's ClassCooking Experiments - Rizzo's Class

Mrs. Rizzo's first grade class walked to classmate Marlow Capowski's house from Elm Drive School for Writer's Workshop science cooking experiments. With their official scientist lab coats, the first graders were ready to make predictions, follow steps, make observations and conclusions. They began by reading a recipe and following the steps for Jello. They observed the three states of matter: solid, liquid and gas, throughout the process. The Jello was topped off with homemade whipped cream. The last cooking lesson was yummy scrambled eggs. When the children returned to school they were eager to plunge into writing the steps to their cooking experiments. The finished product was a Lab Report and a memory of cooking and tasting at the Capowski's village home!


MCSD Students Compete At The Dutchess County Science Fair

DC Science Fair WinnersDC Science Fair Winners

Congratulations to the following students for placing at the Dutchess County Science Fair on Saturday, March 29, 2014!

7th Grade Honorable Mention:
Gabrielle Friedman
Joseph Richardson

Senior Division (Grades 10-12)
2nd Place Grand Award:
Ben Yager


Special Awards
Joe Richard: American Chemical Society Mid-Hudson Section
Daniel Feigelson: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Ben Yager:
*Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.
*Emily O'Neill Effective Display Award
*Environmental Defense Fund
*Mid-Hudson Computer User Group
*Society of Manufacturing Engineers
*United States Air Force
*United States Nave & Marine Corps



MMS Book Club Prepares For National Library Week

NLW Cookies

Middle School Book Club members & friends met to decorate library-themed cookies in preparation for National Library Week. The cookies are in the shape of the nationally recognized library logo, and students had a great time designing book and reader detailing on each cookie. The cookies will be frozen and later distributed in celebration of National Library Week.


Williams and Grainger Win Scholarships

Trubute Garden Winners 2014

The Millbrook Tribute Garden funds two scholarships through Millbrook High School in recognition of outstanding seniors each year. The scholarships are awarded to students who exhibit a balance between scholastic ability, leadership, high character and citizenship.

We are proud to announce that the 2014 Tribute Gardens Scholarship winners for 2014 are:

Marissa Williams and Evie Grainger!



MHS Students Visit the Maritime Aquarium

Maritime Museum

On March 25th, the MHS Environmental Club and Oceanography classes visited the Maritime Aquarium, thanks to a $2,000.00 grant awarded to Ms. Watz by the Field Trip Fund at the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley. The purpose of the trip was for students to address whether or not the benefits of keeping animals in captivity outweigh the detriment. During their visit, students watched an IMAX movie on the impact of humans on sharks. Some students went on a Winter Creature Cruise. Others experienced ocean animals up close in the touch tanks, encountering nurse sharks, jellyfish and stingrays. A debate focusing on the students' experiences and research will take place in the next couple of weeks.






MHS Students Send Books To Africa

African Library Project 2014Students from the MHS Book Club and MHS Interact Club packed up over 1,000 books they collected as part of the African Library Project. The students hosted a silent auction at the Peter Pan play performances and raised the $700 needed to cover the cost of shipping the books to Africa. The books will be used to create a library in Ghana.

FCCLA Students Participate in State Conference

FCCLA Conference 2014Millbrook's chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) traveled to Syracuse for the State Conference. During these three days, our students participated in leadership workshops; interacted with like-minded students from across the state, toured Syracuse University and the Ronald McDonald House Charities, learned more about the FCCLA organization, and competed in STAR events. Luis Vasquez-Vega participated in the NYS Cake Decorating STAR Event and took home GOLD! David Heatty used his work from the careers unit in Home & Career Skills and the Naviance system as the foundation for his Career Investigation STAR Event. David took home GOLD and had a score high enough that he is invited to represent New York State at Nationals! Crystallynn Colley participated in the national STAR Event called Illustrated Talk. Crystallynn earned a SILVER rating and was also invited to move on to Nationals. Lastly, Andy Outwater competed in the national Entrepreneurship STAR Event. Andy took home a SILVER but had a high enough score to also be invited to represent NY at Nationals. In addition to this honor, Andy was awarded a $3,000 college scholarship to Johnson & Wales University for his achievement in this event. Congratulations to our students!

Visit MCSD's K-12 Art Show

Art Show

Millbrook Central School's K-12 Annual Student Art Show, is now on display, at the Merritt Book Store.

Exhibition opens March 29th and runs through April 27th, 2014. The show can be enjoyed during Merritt Book Store hours.

The Millbrook High School Art Club will sponsor an Artist's Reception on Sunday, April 6th, from 12 - 2 PM.

Examples from students first Kindergarten Art Projects through their last High School Art Experiences are on display.

Hope you can visit the Merritt Book Store, this month, and view the great efforts of our inspiring young artists.


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