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Students Participate In VFW Writing Contest

A large number of students from the Millbrook Middle School and Millbrook High School participated in the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) writing contests this year. VFW Commander Lonn Moore spoke with students in the Middle and High School prior to Veterans' Day to encourage them to participate in the contests. The VFW sponsors two contests annually: the Patriot’s Pen Writing Contest is for students in grades 6-8 and encourages students to examine America’s history relative to their own experiences in modern American society, and the Voice of Democracy Writing Contest is for students in grades 9-12 and encourages students to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. Winners of the writing contests who will represent Millbrook in the next level of the competition are Sixth Grader Maryn Morgan and Twelfth Grader Ben Yager. Congratulations to these two students for a job well done and our best wishes for success in the next level of competition.

VFW Competition VFW Competition
VFW Competition VFW Competition

Lady Blazers Advance to NYS Semi-Finals

On Saturday, November 14th, our Lady Blazers defeated the Pawling Lady Tigers, 3-0, to advance to the New York State Class C semi finals competition on Saturday, 11/21, at the Glens Falls Civic Center. This is the 3rd time in four years that the team has reached this point! Our team will compete against the other three opponents in pool play. Each team plays two games against the other three teams. The top two records advance to the state finals on Sunday.

Good luck Lady Blazers!!!

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Millbrook Music Program Fundraiser Continues Through Friday 11/20

Thank you to everyone who attended the Barnes and Noble Bookfair in support of the Millbrook Music program!

It was a great day, and the students and parents really enjoyed the event.

If you weren't able to attend, you can still support us by shopping online at through this Friday, November 20th - include the Bookfair voucher ID 11740099 on the payment page during checkout.

Next up: our selected Millbrook High School students will perform at the Area All-State Festival this Friday and Saturday at Dover High School!

Barnes & Noble Bookfair Barnes & Noble Bookfair
Barnes & Noble Bookfair Barnes & Noble Bookfair

Middle School Teachers Share "Best Practices"

Middle School teachers participating in a "Speed Sharing" activity during their faculty meeting. Each shared a best practice with a colleague, then moved to the next teacher in the circle. Teachers enjoyed sharing with many colleagues and left with several great ideas to use in their own classrooms.

Speed Sharing at MMS


MHS Students Learn About DNA

Millbrook High School students constructed DNA models in Ms. Devincenzi's Project Lead the Way, Principles of BioMedical Science class.


MHS Students Collect Food For The Food Pantry

The High School Interact Club did an amazing job Halloween night in Millbrook. They collected over five shopping carts full of food for Grace Church and the food pantry. Along with having fun, they performed a valuable service for our Millbrook community. Thank you to the many students who attended in full costume and to the community for their generous offerings.

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Please Support Our Bookfair Fundraiser!

Barnes & Noble Bookfair

MHS Celebrated Teen Read Week

Millbrook High School Celebrated Teen Read Week, a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.

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MEF is on Facebook!

MEF LogoEstablished in 2001 to create stronger ties between Millbrook Central Schools and our community, the Millbrook Educational Foundation raises funding for projects that provide for the complete education of our children.

More than $650,000 has been donated to Millbrook’s public schools through the Foundation. These contributions have purchased SmartBoards, Project Lead the Way materials, computers, musical instruments, recording equipment, sports equipment, and much more.

We encourage you to like the MEF Facebook page to see how the foundation is enriching the student experience. Simply follow the like below or search "Millbrook Educational Foundation" on Facebook.

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Survey: NYS Common Core Learning Standards

The new New York State Commissioner of Education, MaryEllen Elia, has invited all stakeholders to take a survey regarding the State’s English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy and Math Common Core Learning Standards. Input from this survey will be used to make changes to the Learning Standards. I have included part of the letter that Commissioner Elia sent to me along with the link to the survey:

 The past five years have brought a lot of changes to your districts. I know the implementation of the Common Core Standards has been a challenging transition. I know changes need to be made, and I thank you for your patience. Any time you endeavor the size of the reforms we're making in New York State, you must make adjustments large and small along the way in order to move forward. It's time for us to step back and assess where we are and where we should be going.

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