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MCSD FCCLA Members Excel At State Competition 

This past week, members from our chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) attended the NYS FCCLA Competition in Owego, NY. The 8 students who attended attended leadership workshops and competed in 5 different events. All six of our students who competed in national level events qualified to represent NY at the National Leadership Conference this summer in Nashville, TN!!! The two students who did not qualify did well but their event was a New York State only level event but they also did well. Our chapter collectively also earned $19,000.00 in college scholarships due to their achievement!!

Below is a list of our students, their event, and how they placed:

MHS:
Abigail DeMan - Life Event Planning - GOLD - National Qualifier
Jessica Rugar - Culinary Arts Occupational - Silver - National Qualifier
Victoria Bonadonna - Culinary Arts Occupational - Silver - National Qualifier
Steven Bryant - Culinary Arts Occupational - Bronze - National Qualifier

MMS:
Alice Pandaleon - Entrepreneurship - GOLD - National Qualifier
Isaiah Edmonds - Culinary Arts Comprehensive - Silver
James Moore - Culinary Arts Comprehensive - Silver
Eliakim Stowe - Career Investigation - Silver - National Qualifier

FCCLA

Middle School Retreat 2017 

On Friday March 17th, students at the Middle School spent the morning enjoying activities as part of our annual Retreat Day. We were treated to fun activities such as Making Natural Lip Balm (Thank You Mrs. Peters), Scrapbooking, Dodgeball, Volleyball, Cooking, Bouncy Ball Making, Robotics, amongst other activities. Students were able to choose six activities they wished to participate in in order to learn new skills and make new friends.

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MMS Retreat 2017 MMS Retreat 2017
MMS Retreat 2017 MMS Retreat 2017
Elementary Chorus Performs for the Board of Education 

Members of our Elementary All-County Chorus performed two selections for the Board of Education to honor Music In Our Schools month on March 13, 2017.  The students were led by Mrs. Tucci and Mrs. Bresnahan. 

Elementary All County Chorus

MHS Students Celebrate Engineering Week 

On March 21st, engineers from IBM came to Millbrook to celebrate Engineering Week. Our High School students found out what an engineer's day looks like. They then participated in an engineering activity: getting a spaceship to land upright. Mr. Taggart and Mr. Wack can be seen here testing a group's spaceship in Chemistry.

MHS Students Celebrate Engineering Week

Millbrook Central School District 

MCSD Partnerships

SingaPalooza 2017 

On Friday, March 3rd, our Millbrook Choral Program hosted its annual Music in Our Schools Month celebration, SingaPalooza!

188 singers from Alden Place, Millbrook Middle, and Millbrook High Schools participated in singing activities and performances throughout the day. This year, we were excited to invite Measure 4 Measure, an a cappella group from Vassar College, to perform and work with us as the culmination of our day. Music Inspires!

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SingaPalooza 2017
MCSD Staff Honored 

On Wednesday, March 8th, district custodians, cafeteria staff and First Student bus drivers were honored for their service to our schools with a breakfast at Millbrook Middle School. Seventh grade student, Gianna Leonardi, came up with the idea. She wanted to make sure her bus driver and all the other "behind the scenes" staff here in our district knew how much we appreciate them. Her idea was supported by school counselor Mrs. Hains and teacher Erin Hicks. Culinary student, Angelina Dube helped with preparations and 7th grader Angelina Molino helped cook and serve breakfast alongside Gianna. A big thank you to all of our support staff for everything you do to make our district a better place for our students!

MCSD Staff Honored
MCSD Staff Honored
Save the Date For Our Library Showcase! 

Library Showcase

MHS Artists Display Work at Kent Art Association 

High school students in Mrs. Barnes’ and Mrs. Cring’s classes have artwork on display at Kent Art Association. This annual exhibit in Kent, Connecticut showcases student artwork by local schools. At the opening reception this past weekend, Elisa Butterick won an Award of Excellence for her sculpture, "In Memory of My Hand".

For more pictures of the show, check out the slideshow on the Art Department video page here: http://www.millbrookcsd.org/art/videos

Please join us in congratulating all of this years participants!

Carson DeMan, Ann Marie Hummel, Victoria Bonadonna, Alex Censi, Abigail Hackbarth, Erica Gartelmann, Madisen Hall, Diana Mihans, Erik Manfredi, Elisa Butterick, Ola Kowalska, Elizabeth Smith, Talitha Hussey, April Stebbins, Brianna Morano, Emilie Cottrell and Laura-Lee McComie.

Kent Art Show 2017

DCMEA Elementary All-County Chorus 

On February 24th and 25th, 5 members of the 5th and 6th grade choruses participated in the DCMEA Elementary All-County Chorus which our district hosted this year!. These students were selected for this honor choir by audition in December and represented Millbrook in exceptional rehearsals and a culminating concert performance with students from across Dutchess County!

Congratulations to our talented students and a HUGE thank you to our District Parents, Staff and Administration for helping us to host this wonderful event! We could not have done it without you!!!

Pictured below are Alden Place 5th Grade Chorus members and Alternates (from left to right) Serafina Fauci, Kate Gehlhoff, Olivia Wynkoop, Karis Slaughter, Samantha Morais, and Ilana Schaad; and Middle School Chorus Members Lorraine Affigne and Sophia Gareri.

DCMEA Elementary All County Chorus DCMEA Elementary All County Chorus

 

MHS Students Participated In A Cappella Invitational 

On Friday, February 10th, the Blazer Belles participated in the 3rd Annual A Cappella Invitational hosted by Hyde Park at FDR High School. Our ladies spent the afternoon in an a cappella workshop presented by the Vassar Devils, along with 6 other area high school a cappella groups, including FDR's Presidents Men and First Ladies, as well as the Dover Treblemakers. Each group then presented a concert performance featuring that evening - special thanks to FDR for inviting and hosting us!

Additionally, the Blazer Belles and MHS Jazz Band presented our annual Valentine's Cabaret Concert on February 16th in the MHS Cafeteria - though occurring on a particularly busy night due to the snow date, it was very well attended and a successful fundraiser for the Millbrook Music Boosters!

Blazer Belles Blazer Belles
MMS Students Participated In The DCMEA Jr. High All-County Chorus 

On January 27 and 28th, 5 members of the 7th and 8th grade chorus participated in the DCMEA Jr. High All-County Chorus at Dover Union Free School District. Chloe Pfeifer, CJ Chanowsky, Matthew Guardiola, Emily Mayo, and Kathleen Meyer were selected for this honor choir by audition in September, and represented Millbrook in exceptional rehearsals and a culminating concert performance with students from across Dutchess County!

Congratulations to our talented students!

DCMEA Jr. High All-County Chorus DCMEA Jr. High All-County Chorus
DCMEA Jr. High All-County Chorus DCMEA Jr. High All-County Chorus
MMS Robotics Team Advance To The Final 12 

The Millbrook Middle School "Flipping Friends" made it to the Final 12 teams in a recent Hudson Valley robotics competition! MMS is the only remaining team from Dutchess County; they will be competing against the very best in Research/ Innovative Solution, Core Values, Robot Design and Robot Performance at Dutchess Community College on February 25, 2017. Congratulations to coach Bill Yager and our talented students!

Flipping Friends

Nominating Petitions Available 

Nominating petitions are available in the District Office for anyone interested in seeking election to a seat on the Board of Education.  Packets of information may be obtained from the District Clerk in the District Office or at a Board of Education meeting. 

There are two seats available for three year terms commencing on July 1, 2017.  The Board of Education Annual Meeting/Budget Vote will take place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 with voting from Noon - 9:00 p.m.

Alden Place Students Prepare for Upcoming Science Fair 

On Monday, 2/6, Alden Place students, who signed up for the upcoming STEAM Fair (Science Fair), had the opportunity to speak to scientists from the Cary Institute. This has been an annual tradition for many years where students can talk about their project/experiments and get input from the experts.

Dr. Esposito, Dr. Lochet, Ms. Forster, Mr. Ross, and Mrs. Kelly met with the students and were able to guide them in their upcoming endeavor for the science fair. We are very grateful that they take time out of their busy schedules to meet with our future scientists.

STEAM STEAM
STEAM STEAM
National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony Held On January 25th 

On Wednesday, January 25th, twenty-four 8th grade students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. These students exemplify the four pillars of NJHS: leadership, scholarship, character and service. Mrs Knapp, NJHS advisor, opened the event and was joined by four members inducted last year, who explained the four pillars and encouraged inductees to continue to uphold each one. In her closing remarks Dr. Amori urged these "best and brightest" to serve others in unity to promote harmony and discourse.

Pictured below, Mr. D'Angelo, Superintendent of Schools, administering the NJHS pledge to our new National Junior Honor Society inductees.

Congratulations students!

NJHS Induction

Millbrook Artists Display Work at "ART BLAST", An Annual Exhibit At The Millbrook Library 

Students in Mrs. Barnes’ and Mrs. Schmid’s classes have artwork on display at the Millbrook Town Library. This annual exhibit showcases the artwork by local schools including Elm Drive, Alden Place, Millbrook Middle School and The Dutchess Day School. There is still time to view the artwork, the display will be up until February 11th! Check out a video from the opening reception on the Art Department video page here: http://www.millbrookcsd.org/art/videos

Art Blast 2017

Millbrook High School Receives International Baccalaureate Authorization 

****Press Release****

IB Logo

On January 20, 2017, the Millbrook Central School District received official correspondence authorizing the Millbrook High School to become an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Starting in September of 2017, the Millbrook High School will offer IB Diploma Programme courses.

The application process took approximately two years and involved two site visits and an intensive program review. Administrators and teachers attended training sessions as part of the application process.

Caroline Pidala, High School principal stated: “I have had the most fortunate experience of facilitating this process with an outstandingly talented faculty. Our teachers have a thirst for knowledge and on-going improvement of their craft. I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the hard work and dedication in a learning community that supports its academic programs.”

As an IB school, the Millbrook High School will be part of a global community of schools committed to developing knowledgeable, caring young people who will be ready to negotiate their futures successfully and make contributions resulting in a more harmonious and peaceful world. The positive results of the International Baccalaureate Programme will become evident in our community as classes of the Diploma Programme students graduate and undertake activities that enhance social, cultural and economic environments locally, nationally and internationally.

Philip D’Angelo, Superintendent of Schools, stated: “the IB Programme is a capstone of the Board of Education & Administrative District goals to enhance the educational opportunities for students in the Millbrook Central School District.”

The Millbrook Central School District is the second Dutchess County school district to achieve this authorization. The Red Hook Central School District is an IB Diploma Programme school. The authorization letter from the IB Programme closed by stating: “Best wishes as you embark on your journey with the Diploma Programme. We look forward to working closely with you to realize our shared vision of a better and more peaceful world, achieved through intercultural understanding and respect.

Mr. D’Angelo and Ms. Pidala are excited about the educational opportunities that being an IB Diploma School will provide for the students at the Millbrook High School.

International Baccalaureate Programme Information for Parents and Guardians

 

Students Receive Scholastic Art Awards 

Congratulations to the following students on having their artwork selected for the Scholastic Art Awards!

This is the first year Millbrook Middle School and High School are involved with this Art contest and we had a total of 35 pieces selected. The Scholastic Art Awards is a visual arts competition open to students in grades 7-12 and is designed to identify students with exceptional artistic talent. Scholastic is a National program that gives out National Awards and Scholarships, as well as Regional Awards.

The Gold and Silver Key winners will be recognized at a special awards ceremony at SUNY New Paltz this Friday at 7pm. Their work will be on display at New Paltz from February 3rd-22nd.

​Gold:
Ann Marie Hummel - Grade 12 (4 pieces)
​Rafael Difrancesco - Grade 8
Lauren Jones - Grade 7

​Silver:
Carson DeMan - Grade 12 (3 pieces)
Ann Marie Hummel - Grade 12 (2 pieces)
Aldo Martinez - Grade 11
Gillian Marma - Grade 9 (2 pieces)
Marissa Trilgia - Grade 8
Lauren Jones - Grade 7​ (3 pieces)
Callie McGuire - Grade 7

We also had 16 pieces selected as Honorable Mention. See all the images of the selected works on my website here: http://jbarnesart.weebly.com/scholastic-art-awards.html

Art Awards

Middle School Robotics Team Excel at Twelve Team Tournament 

The MMS Robotics Team "The Flipping Friends" competed Saturday 1/21/17 in a 12 Team Tournament at Lagrange Middle School. The team earned a first place trophy in the area of FLL "Core Values." The Flipping Friends also came in second overall earning an invitation to the semifinal meet against other top finishers in the Hudson Valley on February 11, 2017. The team's innovative solution of a biodegradable soda ring was also a big hit.

MMS Team members: Peyton Dennis, Anthony Testa, Sammy Stokes, Job Sava, Olivia Lucal, Sadie Krueger, Holly Davidson, Erin Matsco, Nolan Kozera, Jose Gonzalez Gomez

Coach: Bill Yager, Mentor: Ben Yager

MMS Robotics Team MMS Robotics Team
MMS Robotics Team MMS Robotics Team
Poetry Cafe Held At Alden Place Elementary School 

Fourth grade students at Alden Place Elementary have been working on a poetry unit in their classes for the past month. After creating their own poetry books, they had the opportunity to recite their work during a Poetry Cafe which had been organized by the 4th grade team, Ms. Pelesz and Ms. Wyman. Students chose two of their favorite poems to share. Dan Haas, a high school teacher and musician in the district, Paul Pesco, a 4th grade parent and guitarist, singer-songwriter, as well as Jonny Grusauskas, from The Music Cellar Music School in Millerton, made it a true Poetry Cafe experience by sharing music and songs with the students demonstrating that songs are poetry. Students gave feedback afterwards and highly recommended to make this into an annual event for future fourth graders.

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Alden Poetry Cafe Alden Poetry Cafe
Alden Poetry Cafe
MCSD PTO Meeting 

Please join the PTO Board at its first public meeting of 2017. The meeting will take place on Thursday, January 19th at 7:30 pm in the Alden Place Library.

Bring a friend, learn about what the PTO does for your children and enjoy some refreshments!

MMS Begins Reading "Wonder" by R. J. Palacio 

The entire Middle School community, joined by Merritt Bookstore and BLT parent representatives came together for a dramatic kickoff of the One Book One Community read of Wonder by R.J Palacio. Without introduction, Ms. Erin Hicks began the read aloud, followed by pre-arranged student and teacher volunteers. All books were made available courtesy of the Millbrook Educational Foundation. Students from the Pathways School in New Delhi, India, visited by Dr. Amori in early November, are joining in this endeavor; students will be joined across the miles via internet in an online classroom. Maybe this is better entitled One Book, One Community, One World! Stay tuned for more info!!!

Wonder Wonder
Wonder Wonder
MHS Student Places First in Voice of Democracy Scholarship Essay Program 

Mr. Lonn Moore, of the Millbrook Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW Post 9008, notified our District that Emma Lagno won First Place in the VFW District 2 Voice of Democracy Essay program. The program was established in 1947 and provide high school students with a unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to patriotic-themed essay writing. Emma's essay will now be in the the New York State Voice of Democracy competition.

Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.

Pictured (left to right): Mr. Steven Cabello, Assistant Principal; Emma Lagno; and Caroline Pidala, High School Principal.

VFW Essay Winner

Student Art on Display 

At the Winter Concert on December 14th, artwork was on display from Mrs. Barnes' Graphics Design classes and Mrs. Cring's Studio & Advanced Art classes. The High School Art Club sold gifts that they knitted and painted during club meetings and also set up a holiday photobooth with handmade props. Student work was viewed before and after the concert, as well as during intermission.

Student Art on Display

 

 

 

 

Graduates From The Class Of 2016 Visit MHS 

Mrs. Petta and Mrs. Grady organized an informative assembly today for our current seniors. MHS graduates returned to discuss the transition to college for our twelfth graders. Students prepared questions about college life, academics, personal and social experiences. The Alumni students were available afterwards in the library for follow up questions and information on college major or university interest. It was a successful and insightful event! Thank you, graduates!

Senior Alumni Visit

Millbrook High School Concert Band 

Click on the link below to hear our high school students perform musical selections from our recent MHS Winter Concert directed by Mr. Daniel Dunninger.

Click HERE

To hear our MHS Jazz Band, click HERE.

Members of The MHS Choir Perform In Albany 

On Tuesday, December 6th, the High School Concert Choir and Blazer Belles performed in Albany, NY at the Empire State Plaza! For the second year, the choirs shared their winter concert program in our state capital - this performance was very well received and a great opportunity for our groups to perform for outside audiences.

MHS Choir
MHS Choir
Volleyball Team Wins Sportmanship Award 

Our MHS Volleyball team was recently presented the Chuck Ropes/Don Cantone Sportsmanship banner as voted by the MHBVO officials. This is the first year that our team has ever won this prestigious award!  We are very honored to be recognized by the local volleyball officials organization.

MHS Volleyball

 

MMS Celebrate Hour of Code 

Millbrook Middle School celebrated the Hour of Code with all students participating in this global movement to expose people of all ages to Computer Science and computer programming. Students were inspired through presentations from retired NASA geophysicist Scott Lydiard and Google Developer Nitya Narasimham.

Hour of Code Hour of Code
Hour of Code
Alden Chorus Performs For The Hudson Valley 

Members of the Alden Chorus, directed by Mrs. Tucci entertained the entire Hudson Valley on Friday, December 9th as they sang on Joe Daily's Holiday Concert Series on Q92.1. Their video will be viewable on YouTube throughout the month of December! Check it out!

Click HERE to hear our students sing!

Alden Chorus

Naturalist Visits Our First Grade 

First graders had a visit from Mr. Thomas Lake, a NYS estuary naturalist. We learned about the history of the wildlife that lives in our area. We enjoyed seeing and feeling the pelts of an otter, coyote, striped skunk, black bear, red fox, deer, and a beaver. We also learned about an animal that lived in our area, but is now extinct. Mr. Lake uncovered the rib and the teeth of a mastodon in Hyde Park. The rib was taller than a first grader! Thank you Thomas Jackson, for sharing your grandfather with Elm Drive children!

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Naturalist Visits First Grade

 

 

Millbrook Middle School Students Participate In Fund Raiser 

Jr. Interact hosted a building wide hide-and-seek game today to fund-raise for the holidays. What a fun way to end a school day and support the community!

MMS Jr. Interact
MMS Jr. Interact
*Legal Notice* Fire Inspection Report 

LEGAL NOTICE OF
FIRE INSPECTION REPORT AVAILABILITY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public School Fire Safety Reports for the 2016-17 school year for each of the school buildings of the Millbrook Central School District, as a result of inspection for fire hazards which might endanger the lives of students, teachers and employees therein, have been completed and the reports are available at the office of the District Clerk of the Millbrook Central School District at the Administrative Offices, 43 Alden Place, Millbrook, New York 12522, during regular business hours, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, for inspection by all interested persons.

 

Welcome Mrs. Fusco! 

The Millbrook Central School District nurses recently gathered at the middle school to welcome our new Millbrook Middle School nurse, Lisa Fusco.

Pictured left to right: Marcia Tanzman, MHS School Nurse; Lisa Fusco, MMS School Nurse; Theresa Donovan, Elm Drive School Nurse; Stacey Battenfeld, Alden Place School Nurse.

Welcome Mrs. Fusco!

MCSD Nurses

Students Attend Youth Summit 

Youth Summit

On Friday, December 2nd, several 7th, 8th, and 9th grade members of the P.R.I.D.E. Club under the advisorship of school counselor, Denise Hains, participated in the 5th annual Anti-Bully Youth Summit at the BOCES Salt Point Center. Student participants attended workshops focused on bully prevention and good mental health. Millbrook students, Maryn Morgan and Nathaniel Salander were the M.C.'s for the event and several Millbrook students presented a workshop on how to make an anti-bully public service announcement. Mrs. Hains is very proud of all the hard work and effort these students demonstrated throughout the event!

 

Join Us on Thursday, December 1st! 

Save the Date for Family U

MHS Interact Club Hosts Annual Blood Drive 

The Interact Club at MHS completed the annual Blood Drive on November 29th. We surpassed our goal of 50 pints by two!! Thank you to all of the students who helped organize and those who donated blood. Thank to the Millbrook community and staff who made this one of the most successful drives ever!

Interact Club Blood Drive

MHS Students Participate In All-State Choir 

Ten students from the High School Concert Choir participated in the Zone 10 Area All-State Choirs on November 18th and 19th, 2016! These students were chosen based on their outstanding NYSSMA Solo scores and choral experience, and performed an excellent concert with guest conductors and selected students from Dutchess, Columbia, and Putnam counties.

Pictured: Back Row (L-R): Kelly Waters, Coryne DeMattio, Samantha Bownas, Steven Bryant, Erica Gartelman. Front Row (L-R): Michaela Flaherty, Madeline Lacey, Abigail Hackbarth, Tessa Fountain, Emma Lagno.

MHS Concert Choir

Please Support Our Music Department December 10-15th! 

Support the Millbrook Music Department at Barnes & Noble in Poughkeepsie, NY! The Millbrook Music Department is once again working together with Barnes & Noble Booksellers by hosting a Bookfair at the Poughkeepsie store located at 2518 S Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

On Saturday, December 10th, 2016, Barnes & Noble will contribute a percentage of every sale in the bookstore and cafe made with a special Bookfair voucher to the Millbrook Music Department.

Vouchers for purchases are attached to this letter. Feel free to copy and share as needed! Please bring and show your voucher in the store on December 10th for your purchases to benefit Millbrook Music!

You can also shop in support of Millbrook Music by shopping online at www.bn.com/bookfairs from December 10th through December 15th - include the Bookfair voucher ID 12010401 on the payment page during checkout.

In support of the Bookfair, special holiday performances will be held at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, December 10th beginning at 11:00am. These events include:

11am: Barnes and Noble Story Hour in the children's section
12:00-12:30pm: MHS Jazz Band
1:00-1:30pm: ROJAZZ Combo
1:30-2:30pm: Instrumental Soloists/Duets
2:30-3pm: MMS 6th Grade Chorus
3:00-3:30pm: MMS Select Chorus
3:30-4pm: MMS 7/8 Chorus
4-4:30pm: MHS Brass Quartet
5:00-5:40pm: MHS Concert Choir
6-7pm: Student Open Mic
7-7:30pm: MHS Blazer Belles

Please help support the Millbrook Music Department by shopping at Barnes & Noble, on Saturday, December 10th with a Bookfair voucher or shopping online at www.bn.com/bookfairs from December 10th-December 15th!

Also, use this link to the Facebook Event to share with friends and family: https://www.facebook.com/events/339156249769481/#

Music Fundraiser

MMS Junior Interact Students Collect Food For Local Families 

Millbrook Middle School students involved in our Jr. Interact Club collected donations and food for Thanksgiving Day food baskets for families in the Millbrook community. We are all grateful to be able to help!

Junior Interact Food Baskets

Area All State 2016 

High School Concert Band members Justin O'Hearn, Hali Wack, and Liam Wack represented Millbrook at the 2016 Area All State Festival on November 18th and 19th. Their hard work and dedication led to an excellent performance with students from around Dutchess County.

Area All State 2016

MMS Hosts Annual Veterans' Assembly 

 

Veterans Breakfast 2016 Veterans Breakfast 2016
Veterans Breakfast 2016

On Thursday, November 10, 2016, over twenty-five Veterans had breakfast with many of the 8th Grade Millbrook Middle School students.  The Veterans shared stories of their lives while they served our Country as representatives of all branches of the military.  The soldiers then answered questions from the middle school students in a moving assembly.  Pictured above is Michael DoCarmo and Jacob Higgins who were both members of the Millbrook High School Class of 2015 and are currently serving in the Marines. A special thank you to Mr. Carbone, MMS Physical Education teacher, for organizing this Veterans' Assembly and breakfast!

Alden Students Raise Money For The American Red Cross 

Recently, Mrs. Robinson/Loparco's class read an article in Time For Kids about Hurricane Matthew. The article provided details about the hurricane and its impact on communities. The article also discussed ways people are helping. The students decided to start collecting bottles to raise money to send to the American Red Cross, one of the organizations listed in the article. A few students decorated boxes to gather the bottle collections. A big thank you to Jason Osborn who collected over 100 bottles from his family's pumpkin farm to start our collection.

Alden Students Collect Bottles for Charity

Dr. Amori Visits India 

Dr. Amori, Millbrook Middle School Principal, just returned from her trip to India, as part of the Global Education Policy Fellowship program, sponsored by the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, D.C. This organization provides participants with an opportunity to study education policy challenges in economically developed and developing nations.

India 2016 India 2016
MHS Interact Club Collects Food For The Food Pantry 

The High School Interact Club organized their annual Halloween Food Drive for the local food pantry. They collected 22 boxes of food and had fun trick or treating for this worthy cause. A great big thank you to the community for their generosity.

 Interact Club 2016

Elm Drive Students Sing For Their Classmates 

These Elm Drive Second Graders led the entire school in singing The Caisson Song. Each month, all students at Elm learn a new Patriotic Song! Pictured here are: (back row) Mrs. Tucci, Miranda Moffitt, Riley Rosenbergen, Cameron LaVelle, and Hugo Vega; (front row) Madelyn Kostenko, Scarlet Camp, Owen Minnerly, Annabelle VanDeWater, and Julieanna Iglesias.

Elm Drive Students

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Rain or Shine! Thursday, 10/27 @ 1:30pm 
Millbrook Community Wellness Logo

Millbrook Wellness Community
Middle School Garden Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Rain or Shine in the Middle School Cafeteria
Thursday, 10/27/16, 1:30 PM

We hope to see you there!

ENL Night 2016 

Our annual fall English as a New Language (ENL) Night took place at Elm Drive on Thursday, October 20th. The theme revolved around "growing your mind" where parents learned about the benefits and strategies to incorporate a growth mindset whenever they spend time with their children. Our families participated in many fun, team-building activities throughout the evening.

ENL Night 2016 ENL Night 2016
ENL Night 2016
ENL Night 2016
National Chemistry Week Celebrated at MHS! 

National Chemistry Week was celebrated from October 17 - October 21st.  Three poems from Ms. Alonge-Watz's Chemistry class were submitted to the Mid-Hudson ACS Illustrated Poem Contest, in honor of National Chemistry Week 2016: Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry! The poems and illustrations were created by Chemistry students: Caroline Halpin, Patrick Kyle & Gillian Marma.

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National Chemistry Week
Fourth Grade Students Visit Local Nature Preserve 

On Tuesday, October 18th, the Fourth Grade visited the Thompson Pond Nature Preserve in Pine Plains. The trip began with Mr. Pulver giving a brief history of the area and landscape. The students walked the 2.5 miles around the preserve while focusing on teamwork, hiker safety, environmental awareness, wildlife exploration and New York State landmarks.

Thompson Park Nature Preserve

Pink Out Day 2016 

The 7th annual Pink Out Day was a huge success! Lots of pink could be seen throughout all the schools. A fun day was had by all! Donations amounting to $1099 will be going to Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. A big thank you to the Millbrook Central School District and the Millbrook community for all your support!

Pink Out 2016 Pink Out 2016
Pink Out 2016 Pink Out 2016
Alden Students Lead The National Anthem 

Members of the Alden Place Chorus led the entire school in the singing of our National Anthem! From left to right, they are, Rayna Craven, Sophia Rogers, Karis Slaughter, Dylan Choka, and Jamison Fountain. Great job, singers!!!

Alden Place Chorus

MHS Art Students Learn About Printing at Central Press 

On Tuesday October 18th Mrs. Barnes’ Advanced Graphic Design students took a walking field trip to Central Press, the graphics print shop in town. While there the students were able to learn how printing has changed over time, the process that a design goes through from computer to product, how books are printed and bound, and saw a 1951 Heidelberg Windmill Printing Press in action. This printing press is one of the oldest operating presses in America. To see a video slideshow of the trip please visit the Art Department site by clicking here: http://www.millbrookcsd.org/art/videos

Graphic Design Field Trip

Public Announcement: MCSD Homecoming 2016 

I would like to share with you some facts related to Friday night’s Homecoming Game. I was present for the entire game on Friday night along with four school district administrators, five high school staff member chaperones and three Millbrook Police officers, who were on duty to provide security. During the second quarter of the game, I was told that a Burke Catholic school bus accidently hit a car in the Middle/High School parking lot. I headed down to the parking lot to provide assistance. While I was at the parking lot, I received a call alerting me that the football scoreboard power went off. I immediately headed up to the field to investigate. I received another call alleging that someone with a knife cut the power line to the scoreboard. When I got to the scoreboard, the power was back on. In actuality, the power to the scoreboard was not cut, but a switch was turned off.

In an effort to monitor and secure the area around the scoreboard, I stood by the scoreboard until the end of the game.

The Village police contacted the State police for their assistance in continuing the investigation of verbal reports from students in regard to an individual with a knife being at the game. By the end of the game, there were no further incidences and the allegations of an individual with a knife were not substantiated by anyone.

Today the Village police continued their investigation into the allegations of an individual with a knife being on school grounds. I do not want to compromise the investigation, but if it is founded that someone was on school grounds with a knife, I will make sure that appropriate actions are taken.

We always want to assure the safety of all of our students and staff at all times. I also want to continue to keep the lines of communication open between the school and community and make sure to share factual information with you. The information I had as of Friday night did not indicate that the allegations of an individual with a knife being on school property was true. Today I received additional information from the Millbrook Village Police that the allegations may be true, which prompted me to make this call. Please know that I am limited as to what facts I share with you so I do not jeopardize the investigation.

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

 

 

Elementary Students Discover Math/Science/Technology 

The children in Mrs. Hargrove's Math/Science/Technology (MST) class have been busy designing and building chairs, beds and parachutes to go along with the Fairy Tales. Kindergarten has created chemical reactions, First grade has flown rockets and Second grade has used scientist tools. Everyone is discovering and asking "why" just like real scientists and engineers!

Mrs. Hargrove's MST students Mrs. Hargrove's MST students
Mrs. Hargrove's MST students Mrs. Hargrove's MST students
PLTW Students Investigate "Scene of the Crime"  

 

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) students, in Ms. Devincenzi's Biomedical Science class, conducted a blood splatter lab on October 13th as they try to recreate the "scene of the crime".

lab

PLTW Students
PLTW Students PLTW Students
Join Us For The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - October 27th 

Ribbon Cutting

Opening Day Team Building Activities at MMS 

 All Millbrook Middle School students enjoyed their opening day PBIS team
building activities and PTO sponsored BBQ lunch.

This day was a
positive start on the path to success in 2016-17!

Opening Day at MMS
Opening Day At MMS Opening Day at MMS
Opening Day at MMS Opening Day at MMS
MCSD Participates in "Trees for Trib" Grant 

Our District partnered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in a "Trees for Trib" grant project to protect the watershed of the creek between the Alden Place Elementary School and the Millbrook Middle School. The creek ultimately feeds into the Hudson River. The project involved the planting of trees and shrubs in an effort to protect the creek and filter any water run-off from the land surrounding the creek.

During the process, we were learned of a web-site for homeowners that you may find interesting. The web-site is called: MyWoodlot.com.

Please note: 2016 Homecoming Date Change 

MCSDPlease note that the 2016 Homecoming Football game scheduled for Friday, September 30th has been cancelled.  We will celebrate the 2016 Homecoming Football game on Friday, October 14th.

Interested In Learning About Our AIS and RtI Programs? - Come And Join Us! 

Save the Date

Summer Mailing Changes for 2016-2017 

Millbrook CSD Goes Green

Dear Parents and Guardians:

In an effort to try and conserve paper, we have posted much of the information on the District’s Web-Page at www.millbrookcsd.org/parentinfo, which we formerly mailed home to you. In the next few days, you should be receiving a much reduced summer mailing. The mailing will include an Acknowledgement Form which you need to complete and return to your child’s school. There is some other information which is unique to your child’s school that needs to be filled out and returned as well.

We have also included a section on the Acknowledgement Form for you to check if you do not have internet access. If you do not have internet access, we will mail hard-copies of the information listed on the District’s Web-Site to your home.

You can access the information by clicking on this link: Parent/Guardian Information, which is also located on the left of the District’s Web-Site, Main Page under Quick Links, District: Parent/Guardian Information.

Also, we will be limiting our use of the School Messenger System to emergency delays and closings, and information that is of a District-level nature.

We hope that these changes will simplify things and will be more cost effective for the District.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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

 

2016-2017 School Bus Routes 

School BusOur 2016-2017 School Bus Routes are now available!  Please click here to see the schedules.  If you have any questions, please call First Student at 677-6666.

Enjoy the rest of the summer, and we'll see you soon!

 

 

2016 Homecoming Week T-Shirts 

Millbrook Central School District will be hosting their Homecoming
Week from September 26th - 30th!

Be a part of the festivities and order an MHS Homecoming t-shirt ($7.36), long sleeve t-shirt ($11.51), or
sweatshirt (Crewneck $13.82 or Hooded $21.69).

For convenience and more options we will be ordering shirts online this year. Simply click the link and place your order: https://www.customink.com/g/qky0-00aq-ywq5

If you would like to purchase a shirt, but cannot purchase online please
contact Valerie Brunow (valerie.brunow@millbrookcsd.org) at the high school to make arrangements.

The deadline for placing your order is Monday, September 19, 2016.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the games!
Let's Go Blazers!!!!

Welcome New Staff! 

New Staff for 2016-2017

At the September 19, 2016 Board of Education meeting, four new staff members were welcomed by the Board of Education and administrators. The four new staff members are (left to right): Steven Cabello, Middle & High School Assistant Principal, Lyndsey Wells, Elm Drive & Alden Place Library Media Specialist, Michelle Cring, High School Art teacher, and Timothy Taylor, High School Special Education teacher. We congratulate our new hires and wish them well in their new positions.

 

Legal Notice - Tax Warrant for 2016-2017 

MILLBROOK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
TAX WARRANT
2016 – 2017

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

YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED:

1. To give notice and start tax collection on September 1, 2016, 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 31, 2016.

3. To collect taxes in the total sum of $23,247,655 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/MMS Assistant Principal Appointed 

Ms. Pidala and Mr. Cabello

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Assistant Principal, Steven Cabello. Steven comes to us with administrative experience at the secondary level and experience as a foreign language teacher at both the middle and high school levels. Steven is excited to meet all of the Millbrook families and build relationships here in the community. He views the opportunity to work in both the middle and high school as a positive and welcomed challenge. Mr. Cabello looks forward to the transition to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and the application for the Middle School's recognition as a "School to Watch".

Pictured left: Ms. Hernandez Pidala, Millbrook High School Principal congratulating Mr. Steven Cabello on his appointment as Assistant Principal.

Welcome Mr. Cabello!

Newly Elected Board of Education Members Take Their Oath of Office 

Newly Elected Board of Education MembersThree Board of Education Members were administered their Oath of Office during the Board of Education Meeting held on Monday, July 11, 2016.

Newly re-elected members, Mr. Paul Tobin (pictured left) and Mrs. Deirdre Houston (pictured center), began their second, three-year term on the Board.  Newly elected member, Mr. Perry Hartswick (pictured right),  is excited to serve the Millbrook Central School community.

Water Tested and Safe! 

Given recent issues with drinking water across the country and New York State, to ensure the safety of our students and staff, the Millbrook Central School District has had lead tests performed on our water. We are happy to report that water tested at all of the District's buildings had lead levels well below the acceptable threshold.​ ​

If you want more information or have any questions, please contact Mr. Fried in the Business Office at 677-4200, extension 1110.

Joseph Forte Honored 

Mr. Forte HonoredMr. Joseph Forte was presented a plaque, by Board President Mr. Hurley, at the June 20th Board of Education Meeting.  On behalf of the Board, Mr. Hurley shared his gratitude for Mr. Forte's 12 years of dedicated service on the Board of Education.

Thank you Mr. Forte!

William Yager, Jr. is recognized by Governor Cuomo as an Outstanding Teacher 

The Millbrook Central School District is proud to announce that Mr. William A. Yager, Jr., Science & Project Lead the Way/Engineering teacher, was named an Empire State Excellence in Teaching award recipient. This award was created by Governor Andrew Cuomo to recognize outstanding educators in New York State who exemplify the highest professional standards by inspiring, challenging and motivating students. Mr. Yager will meet the Governor and serve as a Teacher Ambassador to share his expertise with educators and policymakers. This honor comes with a $5,000 award to be used for professional purposes.

At the June 24, 2016 Superintendent’s Conference Day, Superintendent Philip D’Angelo & Middle School Principal Dr. Phyllis Amori surprised Mr. Yager with a beautiful plaque and an oversized facsimile of the award check from the Governor’s office. Dr. Amori noted that Yager excels in fostering independent learners, who are engaged and excited to enter his classroom each day. With humility, Mr. Yager thanked his colleagues, noting that every teacher was deserving of such recognition. Mr. D’Angelo noted Mr. Yager’s dedication, devotion and service to the Millbrook Central School District has made a lasting impression on his students and colleagues.

Mr. Yager has taught and inspired students in the Millbrook Central School District for twenty-eight (28) years. We are fortunate to have him on our staff and congratulate him for this tremendous accolade.

MMS Students Receive "Peoples Choice Award" at Data Jam  

Millbrook Middle School STEM students participated in the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Data Jam. Olivia Fried, Maryn Morgan and Aly Rosenzweig presented their project on "Historic Pollution in the Hudson River" at the Marist College Data Jam. They received the "People's Choice Award" for the interpretation of scientific data of the Hudson River and their creative movie and model representation of the Hudson River and possible sources of pollution.

Please visit the Cary site to view their movie - http://www.caryinstitute.org/students/hudson-data-jam-competition/past-winning-projects/2016

Mr. Strawinski Gets A Pie In The Face 

CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO OF MR. STRAWINSKI GETTING A PIE IN THE FACE

Jr. Interact hosted their Summer Blow Out Party yesterday after school. Mr. Strawinski raised the most money and as a reward received a pie in the face by Isaiah Edmunds. Way to go Mr. Strawinski! Students had a great time face painting, decorating cookies, playing games, and having a huge water balloon fight. All proceeds for the event were donated to the Millbrook FCCLA Club and the Dutchess County SPCA.

Mr. Strawinski

MMS Summer Blow Out
   
SUMMER 2016 - Student Registration Dates (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 – 12:00 noon and 12:30 - 2:30PM on one of the following dates:

Tuesday, July 19th
Wednesday, July 20th
Thursday, July 21st
Thursday, August 18th
Friday, August 19th

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.)

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THESE FOUR ITEMS, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO RETURN AT A FUTURE DATE.

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: www.millbrookcsd.org.

 

Millbrook Girls' Lacrosse Team Are Section IX Class C Champions 

The girls' Lacrosse team won their first Section IX Class C Championship in program history this past May. The girls' team, coached by Jillian Barnes, was undefeated with a record of 10-0 in Class C to earn the number 1 seed. They defeated James I. O’Neill High School 8-7 in the Sectional Final on May 25th at Deitz Stadium. At the conclusion of the season, the following players were named Section 9 1st team All Stars: Elizabeth Halpin, Kelly Waters, Kaitlyn Daly & Claire Martell. Brooke Babbitt and Hannah Fisher were named Honorable Mention All Stars.

Senior Elizabeth Halpin was recognized by US Lacrosse as an All-American, Academic All-American and recipient of the Jackie Pitts Award for Section IX Girl’s Lacrosse. Halpin is the first Millbrook Lacrosse player to be named All-American in the program’s 6 year history.

Millbrook Girls' Lacrosse

 

 

Math-Science-Technology Students Visited Innisfree Gardens 

All MST students at Elm Drive went to Innisfree Gardens to participate in nature walks around the lake and gardens. Each child acted like a scientist for the day looking for special treasures in nature and discovering different things about our environment. Favorite sights were the bat cave, shooting water, wooden bridge, focus rocks and a friendly snake passing by. Many facts about nature were shared and the children used their senses to enjoy the beauty of this peaceful property.

Mrs. Hargrove thanks Percolate for funding this grant.

Innisfree Gardens Innisfree Gardens
Innisfree Gardens Innisfree Gardens
MHS Music Students Compete in Williamsburg, Virginia 

Music in the Parks Competition

Congratulations to the members of the High School Concert Band, Concert Choir, Jazz Band, and Madrigal Choir on their major accomplishments at the Music in the Parks competition festival in Williamsburg, VA!

The High School Jazz Band received FIRST PLACE with a rating of Superior!
The High School Concert Choir received FIRST PLACE with a rating of Excellent!
The High School Madrigal Choir received FIRST PLACE with a rating of Excellent!
The High School Concert Band received SECOND PLACE with a rating of Excellent!

MMS 7/8 Band & Chorus Members Excel At Lake Compounce 

Trills and Thrills CompetitionCongratulations to the members of the 7/8 Band and Chorus on their ratings of SUPERIOR at the Trills and Thrills Competition held at Lake Compounce on Friday, June 3rd!

MHS Students Raised Money for Local Food Bank 

National Honor Society members were sponsored by teachers, fellow students, and community members to raise money for the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. They raised $400 which will help feed local families. Great job!!

NHS Hike 4 Hunger NHS Hike 4 Hunger
Big Blue Day Was Celebrated at MHS! 

MHS Big Blue Day

MHS Interact Club Students Organized Memorial 5K Race 

Scott Meyer Memorial RaceThe first annual Scott Meyer Memorial 5k Race was held Sunday June 5, 2016. The High School Interact Club organized the event under the supervision of George Ouimet, Interact President. It was a hugely successful turnout! Proceeds benefit the Scott Meyer Memorial Fund at Grace Church in Millbrook.

THANK YOU! 

The Millbrook Central School District Board of Education, Administration, Faculty and Staff thank the community for supporting the 2016-2017 school budget by a vote of 351 yes votes and 95 no votes.

Congratulations to Deirdre Houston & Paul Tobin for being re-elected to the Board of Education, and Perry Hartswick for being elected to the Board of Education for his first term.

Thank you for all you do to support our students.

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

 

Board of Education Confers Tenure Upon Mrs. Sullivan 

Mrs. SullivanAt the Board of Education Meeting of June 6, 2016, Mrs. Sarah Sullivan was awarded tenure in the Library Media Specialist Tenure area.  Pictured here is Mrs. Jennifer Leggett, Millbrook Teachers' Association President, congratulating Mrs. Sullivan on this significant achievement in her career.

Congratulations Mrs. Sullivan!

MHS Environmental Club Attended Jewelry Workshop 

The Millbrook High School Environmental Club attended a "Reused, Renewed, Repurposed Jewelry Workshop" hosted by Emma Crawford, an artist member of Arts-Mid Hudson with a BFA/MS from Pratt Institute. Students used their creativity to reinvent jewelry!

Environmental Club Environmental Club
Environmental Club
MMS Drama Club Presents Guys and Dolls Jr. 

Guys and Dolls

MMS Students Participated In Peer Mediation Training 

Twenty-three 5th, 6th and 7th graders participated in a twelve hour Peer Mediation Training at Millbrook Middle School this past week. The training was conducted by expert mediators from the Mediation Center of Dutchess County. These students now have the skills to assist their peers in a formal way when conflict arises . Students received certificates of completion and are now prepared to make our school an even better place to learn! A huge thank you to the Millbrook Educational Foundation for funding this event and to Mrs. Hains for bringing this training to the students of Millbrook Middle School.

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MMS Peer Mediation Training
Millbrook Interact 5K Fun Run - June 5th 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Millbrook Interact 5K Fun Run

To benefit The Scott Meyer Memorial Fund of Grace Episcopal Church

Date: June 5th, 2016. Rain or shine - be prepared!

Time: Kid’s Run - Registration at 7:30 AM, race begins at 8:30 AM
         Adult Run - Registration at 7:30 AM, race begins at 9 AM.

MHS Spring Arts Festival 2016 

This year's High School Spring Arts Festival, once again, was enjoyed by many supportive parents and community members. The Performing and Visual Art collaboration showcases our student's talents in the Arts. To view a Slide-Show of the artwork exhibited please, visit our Art Departments Video Library on the District web-site or link directly from here: 2016 Spring Arts Festival.

Spring Arts Festival
Spring Arts Festival
Spring Arts Festival
MMS Participated in Anti-Bullying Hero Walk 

On Saturday, April 30th Millbrook Middle School students, parents and staff participated in the Anti-Bullying Hero Walk sponsored by the Mediation Center of Dutchess County. It was a beautiful day to support the mission of the Mediation Center while enjoying the Walkway Over the Hudson. Millbrook Middle School's Peer Mediation Club promotes events like this one which help foster a climate of good character in our school. Thanks to all who participated!

Anti Bully Hero Walk Anti Bully Hero Walk
  Anti Bully Hero Walk
MCSD Faculty, Students & Community Members Plant Trees and Shrubs 

The Millbrook Central School District was awarded a Trees for Tribs Grant. This grant provides funding for the planting of over 200 trees and shrubs along the East Branch of Wappinger Creek (between the Millbrook Middle School & Alden Place School).

The purpose of the project is to protect the watershed for Wappinger Creek. The area will also serve as a Science Nature Area for students.

We would like to thank Mrs. Harkenrider & her Middle School students and Mr. Arnstein & his High School students for their help with the planting.

We would like to thank Mr. Michael Rubbo for his help in writing and managing the grant. He was the impetus for our application for the grant. We would also like to thank the Mrs. Jennifer Rubbo, Ms. Beth Roessler, Ms. Beth Ziehl, and Ms. Tess Webb for their help with the project.

  Trees for Tribs
Trees for Tribs Trees for Tribs
AP Chemistry Students Make Soap 

Ms. Herring visited our AP Chemistry class to teach students the process of saponification, an organic reaction where soap is produced from a fat and a base. Ms. Herring makes goat milk soap and lotions (Chevreaux) and sells it locally. She shared the experience of making soap with our students so they could see Chemistry come alive!

AP Chemistry AP Chemistry
2015-2016 School Calendar Was Revised 

Last evening, the Board of Education revised the 2015-2016 school calendar by converting Thursday, May 26, 2016 into a non-student attendance day.  Students, teachers, part-time and ten-month employees will not be required to report to work on this day unless an additional emergency closing day is needed.

Please click on the link below to view the revised calendar.

2015-2016 Revised MCSD Calendar

MMS Students Visited Lucky Orphans Rescue 

All students at the Millbrook Middle School visited Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue on April 29th as part of the school's BLT (Building Level Team) Initiative and PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) programs. Students participated in team-building, emotional wellness activities that follow the EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) model. A certified team of mental health & equine professionals led students through the exercises.​ Initial reports from students were very positive! They are in the process of completing a survey about their overall experiences.​

Lucky Orphans Lucky Orphans
Lucky Orphans  
MHS Students Visit Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Mr. Spross and his High School Elective Art Classes explored the Metropolitan Museum of Art, recently. Students learned about the Impressionist movement and the Artists that changed the course of the Visual Arts, in class prior to the trip. They viewed important Artists and Paintings in the American and European wings and then explored further, discovering other fascinating works of art. Please, enjoy the slide show, of our trip, in our Art Department's Video Library titled "2016 Art Trip to the MET", or use the following direct link.

Art Trip to the MET

MHS at the MET

MHS at the MET
MHS at the MET
ROARS Visits Elm Drive Elementary School! 

ROARS Visits Elm DriveOn April 13 Elm Drive celebrated positive classroom, lunchroom, and recess behavior by recognizing two students from each classroom. These students have shown how to be respectful and kind throughout the month of March and they are being celebrated with a certificate and lunch with Mrs. Ferguson. Congratulations to them! Also, ROARS our Elm Drive mascot made a surprise appearance! ROARS danced through the student crowd and gave high-fives to everyone! ROARS even sat in the crowd during our assembly. Our students at Elm Drive are overjoyed any time ROARS shows up. We are so happy to see them displaying positive behavior throughout our school community. Thank you to everyone who helped to take part in our special school assembly.

MHS Students Study DNA 

Project Lead the Way-Principals of Biomedical Science students rocked out their gel electrophoresis lab today! They ran DNA samples on the genetic disease Familial Hypercholeserolemia. The class is one step closer to solving the mystery of Anna Garcia's death!

PLTW PLTW
PLTW PLTW
Millbrook/Dover Choral Exchange Concert - Thursday, April 14th at Dover High School 

On behalf of the Millbrook High School Concert Choir and Madrigal Choir, Mrs. Bresnahan would like to invite you to attend our 2nd Millbrook/Dover Choral Exchange Concert, this Thursday, April 14th, at 7:30pm. This year's exchange is hosted by Dover Union Free High School.

The Millbrook and Dover choirs will come together for rehearsal Thursday afternoon, and the culminating concert will feature each choir individually, as well as the combined choirs in performance. A total of over 75 students will present an exciting evening of choral music.

We hope you will join us in Dover on Thursday for this great event!

Get to Know Your Regent - Thursday, April 7 

Regent Judith JohnsonThe Dutchess County School Boards Association is sponsoring a "Get To Know Your Regent" session. Regent Judith Johnson, our area's representative on the NY State Board of Regents, will be at the Arlington High School library on Thursday, April 7 at 7:00 to discuss current education issues. The public is welcome.

MCSD Students Excel at the Dutchess County Science Fair! 

Congratulations to all of the students that participated in the Dutchess County Science Fair on Saturday, April 2nd! Millbrook had several students place and receive special awards.

6th Grade Honorable Mention: Maryn Morgan
7th Grade Honorable Mention: Peyton Dennis
8th Grade Honorable Mention: Halie Every and Tessa Fountain
Senior Division Honorable Mention: Ben Yager

Special Awards:
Skylar Fountain: American Chemical Society
Tessa Fountain: IBM Spectrum Award
Ben Yager: Intel Excellence in Computer Science and Jerry Lieberman Memorial Award

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