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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!

Middle School Students Vote

MMS Students Vote 2014

Democracy in action! Middle School students voted for their Student Government officers and senators on October 9th using real voting machines. A special thank you to Mr. James Brownell who always donates his time to set up the machines for us.


Museum in the Streets

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High School Art Club members Elisabeth Olivencia, Angelina Reale and Gabby Gordon photographed the “Museum in the Streets” opening ceremony this past Saturday, October 4th, for the Millbrook Historical Society. The Historical Society will choose from the hundreds of images taken to use in promoting this new local initiative. Museum in the Streets is a global program that promotes historical identity and encourages the preservation of local history by adopting a second language representing the primary ancestry of the town or village. Millbrook has chosen Italian as our second language acknowledging the many Italian families that first settled in and built much of Millbrook. 31 permanent plaques have been placed in and around the Village highlighting important places of historic value. For more information on Museum in the Streets go to

All those in attendance were treated to many musical numbers and inspiring speeches from a variety of talent and historically important speakers, including our own Millbrook High School Madrigals.

Pictured, from Saturday, are The Millbrook Madrigal’s, the actual ‘Ribbon Cutting’ and the primary plaque placed at the Thorne Memorial School for “Museum in the Streets”.

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