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Kindergarten 2018 Registration  


Our Kindergarten Registration for September 2018 will be conducted as follows:

Monday, March 6th 8am – 12pm; 1pm – 2:30pm
Tuesday, March 7th 8am – 12pm; 1pm – 2:30pm and 4pm – 6pm
Wednesday, March 8th 8am – 12pm; 1pm – 2:30pm
Thursday, March 9th 8am – 12pm; 1pm – 2:30pm

Please report to the Main Office at Elm Drive Elementary School with the following FIVE mandatory documents:

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 (electric, cable, water, fuel), must state “for service at” showing your residence’s address (not mailing address) 5) Registration Affidavit (notarization required)


You may download the Registration Packet

For more information please visit our Student Registration page

Elm Drive Students & Staff Celebrate Valentine's Day! 

Elm Drive students & staff show their Valentine's Day spirit!

Elm Drive First Graders Celebrate the 100th Day of School! 

First Graders Haley Freer & Logan Kozera celebrating the 100th day of school for the 2017-2018 school year!

National Merit Scholarship Finalist 

"Congratulations to Aaron Greene, who was named a Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Aaron is one of 15,000 recipients in the Finalist category. Students who are selected to receive the Merit Scholarship will be notified in March. This is a huge accomplishment and we are very proud of Aaron!"

Photo of Aaron Greene

SEPTA Workshop - Planning for Adulthood 

Please join us for an information workshop sponsored by the Millbrook SEPTA - Planning for Adulthood:  Life after High School, College, and Career Readiness Discussion.

The workshop will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the Millbrook Middle School Library/Media Center located at 43 Alden Place, Millbrook, New York.

Presenters include:
Linda Bertolozzi, Program Coordinator - Dutchess Community College Office of Accommodation Services
Joyce Hawk, Coordinator - Westchester Institute for Human Development/Hudson Valley Special Education Parent Center.

2018 Jr. High All-County Wind Ensemble & Concert Band 

Middle school band students participated in the 2018 Jr. High All County Wind Ensemble and Concert Band on January 26 & 27, 2018.  Congratulations to the following students:

Wind Ensemble (left to right): Nora Gehlhoff, Caitlin Pfisterer, Zane Bialy, Edward Cerrone, Ryan Hall, Rafael DiFrancesco & Alice Pandaleon.

Concert Band (left to right): Andrew Osborn, Lorraine Affigne, Eliakim Stowe, Dominic Lapine & Collin Fuller.

Alice Rosi-Marshall Receives Recognition 

Students who submitted entries to this year's "Writing about Place" imagined being trees, super heros, statues, and more.  They shared personal connections to urban parks and formal gardens, mansions and mountains,"  said Scott Keller, acting director of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.  "Their writing reminds us that our region is full of places that provide solace and inspiration, shaping our identities and sense of community."

Alice Rosi-Marshall, a Sophomore, received recognition for her poem "Stone Faced," submitted by English teacher Maureen Ackerman. 

Visiting Author - James Preller 

Author James Preller visited students in the District on Friday, January 19, 2018.
Featured are photos of James Preller and Elm Drive & Alden Place student projects
based on his chapter books.

Scholastic Art Awards 

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 an awards ceremony at SUNY New Paltz Friday February 2, 2018 at 7pm. Their work will be on display in the Fine Art Building rotunda from February 3-22, 2018. Award Winners:

Gold Key Winner: Abigail DeMan. 
Silver Key Winners: Vanessa Amilcar, Elisa Butterick, Sophia Gareri, Alexandra Mauro, Callie McGuire & Brianna Morano.
Honorable Mentions:
John Chianfagna, Jenna Coy, Abigail DeMan, Sophia DeStazio, Emma Friedman, Dakota Jarvis, Lauren Jones (3 pieces), Callie McGuire, Diana Mihans, Brianna Morano, Aly Rosenzweig, Angelina Scorzelli, Elizabeth Smith, April Stebbins & Nell Stevens.

Congratulations to our students!

Sixth Grade Elementary All-County Band Students 

The following Sixth Grade students auditioned with other Dutchess County students and were selected to represent Millbrook at the 2018 Elementary All-County Festival: Griffin Bialy-Trombone, Emily Corbin-Clarinet, Atticus Eglinski-Trombone, Serafina Fauci-Alto Saxophone, Kate Gehlhoff-Trumpet, Julia Hall-Clarinet, Molly Murphy-Oboe, Steven Paloma-Percussion & Colin Pfeifer-Tenor Saxophone. Congratulations to our Elementary All-County Band students!

Elm Drive Holiday Pageant 

Elm Drive students performing "Let There Be Peace On Earth" at their Holiday Pageant, under the leadership of music teacher, Mrs. Heidi Tucci.  Watch Video

Third & Fifth Grade Connection 

The fifth grade classes hosted a Realistic Fiction Reading for the third grade students. The third graders are just beginning to write their own realistic fiction stories and have been studying "theme" in reading. As a culminating celebration, the fifth graders shared their stories and discussed what theme was illustrated in their writing to help spark the imaginations and ideas for the third graders!

Congratulations to Hali Wack Selected to NYS All-State Mixed Chorus! 

The Millbrook Music Department is pleased to announce that MHS Junior Hali Wack was selected to the New York State All-State Mixed Chorus. She participated in four days of intense rehearsals and a final concert held at the acclaimed Eastman Theatre in Rochester, NY during the annual Winter Conference of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) held from November 30th throughout December 4th, 2017.

Hali was selected for this honor from students across the state after performing an All-State Level VI vocal solo for adjudication last spring, receiving a perfect score of 100. We are very proud of Hali and her accomplishments. Her hard work and dedication is evident in everything she does, and she was an excellent representative of our music department! Congratulations Hali!

NYSSMA, the New York State School Music Association, is the largest state affiliate of the National Association for Music Education.The Mission of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) is to advocate for and improve music education across New York State by promoting and producing appropriate activities and programs for its membership and students in member school music programs.



Millbrook Girls' Volleyball Team Receives Sportsmanship Award & Member Recogntion 

The Millbrook Girls' Volleyball received the Section IX Sportsmanship Award for the second year in a row!

Members of the Millbrook Girls' Volleyball Team received special recogntion.  (left to right) Samantha McKenna was named to the 1st Team All-State Volleyball Team, Cecilia Dignan was named to the 1st Team All-State Volleyball Team & Section IX MVP, and Erin Fox was named to the 2nd Team All-State Volleyball Team.

Congratulations to Coach Stoliker and the Millbrook Girls' Volleyball Team!


Millbrook Students Selected For All-State Music Festival 

The Millbrook Music Department would like to congratulate the following members of the Millbrook Concert Choir and Concert Band for their selection and participation in the Zone 10 Area All-State Festival on Friday and Saturday, November 17th and 18th. These students were among over 400 students chosen for this festival based on their outstanding NYSSMA Solo Scores and musicianship! Congratulations to: Alice Pandaleon, Matthew Guardiola, Skyler Fountain, Brian Regan, Madeline Lacey, Hali Wack,Halie Every, Alice Rosi-Marshall, Benjamin Lacey,and Tessa Fountain!

Loren Carrazone Kelly Inducted into Millbrook Athletic Hall of Fame 

Pictured (left to right): Dan Richter, Millbrook Hall of Fame Committee member; Loren Carrazone Kelly, Hall of Fame Inductee; & Skip Ciferri, Millbrook Hall of Fame Committee member.

The 2017 Millbrook High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner & Ceremony was held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Millbrook Golf and Tennis Club. Loren Carrazone Kelly, who is a Speech Pathologist in our District and a 1997 Millbrook High School graduate, was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Loren served as the captain of the Millbrook Softball team her junior and senior years. During her senior year, with her pitching prowess and leadership as team captain, she helped the team to win the league championship title that year. Loren was also a talented Volleyball player. She further demonstrated her leadership skills by serving as her class president during her junior and senior years. Other Millbrook High School teams which were inducted into the Hall of Fame include the following: 1925 Boys’ Basketball team, 1926 Baseball team, 1928 Boys’ Basketball team, 1928 Girls’ Basketball team, 1932 Boys’ Basketball team, 1934 Baseball team, 1935 Baseball team, 1949 Boys’ Basketball team, 1954 Baseball team, and the 1955 Six-Man Football team.

Mrs. Tucci's Elm Drive Music Students Thank MEF! 

Mrs. Tucci's Elm Drive music students celebrated with their new bells and boomwhackers which were gifts from the Millbrook Educational Foundation's Giving Tree. THANK YOU. M.E.F. !!!

Patriot's Pen Essay Contest Winners 

Millbrook Middle School entrants to the Patriot's Pen essay contest, including the winner, Stephanie DeMan! 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. Congratulations to Stephanie for a job well done.

Veterans Day Reception  

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, 35 veterans were welcomed to a Breakfast Reception in the Middle School Cafeteria by the 8th grade students and staff. In attendance were veterans from conflicts going back to World War II. The reception is coordinated by our Physical Education teacher Joseph Carbone. This annual event provides our students with an opportunity to talk with the veterans about their experiences and thank them for their service to our country. We are honored to host this wonderful event!
Spirit Week Video Created by IB Film Class 

The IB Film class taught by Jillian Barnes and Frank Fiorenza is excited to share with you their first collaborative film. The students produced a video featuring the events of Spirit Week, including the Homecoming Mural (painted by Michelle Cring and HS Art Students), Pep Rally and Pink Out football game.

Check it out here:

IB Film Millbrook High School - Millbrook Spirit Week

Join Us for Screenagers on Wednesday, October 11th 


Meet Our New Staff Members 

The following new staff members were recognized at the September 18th Board of Education Meeting:

(Standing Left to Right)
Lauren Prince - School Guidance Counselor (Millbrook High School)
Eilis Petrosino - FACS Teacher (Millbrook Middle & High Schools)
Brittney Hillman - Special Education Teacher (Millbrook High School)
Brendan Lee - Physics Teacher (Millbrook High School)
Alejandra Godoy - Elementary Education Teacher (Elm Drive Elementary School)
Cynthia Rosenzweig - Mathematics Teacher (Millbrook High School)

New Staff to MCSD

Welcome to Millbrook CSD!

Congratulations Aaron Greene! 

Congratulations to one of our senior students, Aaron Greene, who has qualified as a Semifinalist in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Program recognizes academic high achieving students and offers scholarship opportunities. Of the over 1.6 million students who enter, 50,000 students are selected, based off the highest PSAT selection index scores. From there, approximately 16,000 students are selected as Semifinalists. These students are selected as being the top scorers in their states. Aaron has the opportunity to continue in the National Merit Scholarship competition and potentially become a Finalist.

Our Students Celebrated The Third Day in Third Grade! 

On Friday, September 8th, our third graders celebrated the 3rd Day in 3rd Grade! A day of fun was had with special activities, including party hats and a celebratory picture on the spider web on the playground.

Third Grade Celebrating Third Day in Third Grade

Legal Notice: MCSD Tax Warrant 


 2017 - 2018

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


1. To give notice and start tax collection on September 1, 2017, 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, 2017.

3. To collect taxes in the total sum of $23,684,119 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.

New Student School Hours for the 2017-2018 School Year 

We are excited to announce that our student hours have changed. Based on educational research, we have modified our student start times and the length of our student school days to set our students up for success. The Middle School and High School start times are now later, which are based on student biorhythms and should support increased student performance. We have also extended the length of all student attendance hours. This will provide more instructional contact time. The new school student hours are listed below:

School Student Hours
High School 7:55 a.m. - 2:44 p.m.
Middle School 7:55 a.m. - 2:44 p.m.
Alden Place 8:55 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Elm Drive 8:55 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Bus routes and times will be posted on the District website by the week of August 14, 2017.  You can find the bus routes and times under the District Office tab, then Transportation home tab, and then under the link for 2017-2018 Bus Routes.

MCSD FCCLA Members Excel At National Conference 

Our FCCLA has completed their final day of the 2017 FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennesee. Our chapter with 8,000 other people from across the US came together to build leadership skills in students through Family & Consumer Sciences Education.

​This year MCSD's chapter earned it's first ever gold medals!!! Here are our official results:
Alice Pandaleon - Entrepreneurship - GOLD
Abigail DeMan - Life Event Planning - GOLD
Eliakim Stowe - Career Investigation - Silver

The Millbrook HS Culinary Team - Silver and placed #10 in the nation.  Students were: Jessica Rugar, Victoria Bonadonna and Steven Bryant

Congratulations to Mr. Judge and our Millbrook students!

FCCLA National Leadership Conference
FCCLA National Leadership Conference
Mr. Hurley Honored for Board Service 

At the June 26, 2017 meeting of the Board of Education, Mr. Hurley, Board President, was honored and presented with a plaque for his twenty-four years of service to the Board of Education of the Millbrook Central School District.  Pictured below is Mr. Rudy, Vice President, presenting a plaque to Mr. Hurley.

Thank you Mr. Hurley!

Mr. Hurley honored

Interact Club Sponsors 5K Race 

The High School Interact Club sponsored the 2nd annual Scott Meyer Memorial 5K Race on Saturday June 17th. Thank you to the 42 runners who helped to raise close to $1000.00 for Grace Church Scott Meyer Memorial Fund. The money stays in our local community to assist families in need. Great Job MHS students!!

2nd Annual Scott Meyer Memorial 5K Race

MHS Girls Lacrosse Players Receive 2017 Lacrosse Honors 

Members of the girls lacrosse team were awarded honors for the Section 9 Chapter of US Lacrosse. The Jackie Pitts Award recipient is given to only one senior from Section 9 who "exemplifies the spirit of the game, on and off the field." This award was given to Senior Captain Kelly Waters. In the two years this award has been given out, a player from Millbrook has been the recipient both times. Out of the 19 teams in Section 9, only three players were named an All-American, and Junior Captain Kaitlyn Daly received this honor. Congratulations to the girls and to the entire team on a fantastic season!

MCSD Girls' Lacrosse Receive Honors

Middle School Student Is A National Medalist! 

Congratulations to 8th grader Lauren Jones who had a piece of artwork selected for a National Medal in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Back in February Scholastic announced the Regional award winners for Art and Lauren received 1 Gold Key and 3 Silver Keys. The Regional Gold Key winners were sent to the National contest for judging, and in March, Lauren's “Splash Mandala Bowl” was selected as a Gold medal winner. Of the 330,000 items submitted to regional contests, 2,700 were national winners.

Lauren was invited to the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Ceremony held over 3 days in New York City this June. There she attended a Maker Prom at The Roosevelt Hotel and the National Ceremony held at Carnegie Hall, where Amy Schumer was the guest speaker. Lauren's work was on display at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery and will now go on a Scholastic National Tour.

This is the first year Millbrook participated in the Scholastic Art Awards, we had 35 Gold and Silver Keys awarded overall. Lauren is now the first National Medalist from Millbrook.

Lauren Jones


Millbrook Central School District 

Our Partnerships & Points of Pride

Congratulations Mr. Dunninger! 

Congratulations to Daniel Dunninger who was granted tenure at the June 5th Board of Education Meeting!

Mr. Dunninger Mr. Dunninger is awarded tenure
Mr. Dunninger is awarded tenure Mr. Dunninger is awarded tenure
Middle School Students Participate In Trills and Thrills Festival 

The Millbrook Middle School 7/8 Grade Concert Band participated at the Trills and Thrills Festival on Saturday June 2nd. They took home two ratings of superior with ratings of 100 and 96. Great job everyone!

Trills and Thrills Festival

4-8th Grade Chorus Members Join Thousands In Albany 

American Young Voices ConcertMrs. Tucci and Mrs. Bresnahan brought their 4-8th Grade Chorus members to join in a Chorus of 3,000 SINGERS in Albany at the Times Union Center for a fabulous American Young Voices Concert. The Video includes one of their songs!

8th Grade Middle School Students Visit Marist College 

On Tuesday, May 30th and Wednesday, May 31st, MMS 8th graders joined Mr. Judge and Mrs. Hains for a visit to Marist College, where they learned about college entrance requirements, and toured the campus. As an added treat, Millbrook alumnus, Zack Harkenrider, took time out of his busy work day at Marist College to show our students around the Marist Athletic Complex. Senior intern, Michaela Monahan, assisted as a chaperone. This was a collaborative trip sponsored by the Guidance and Family and Consumer Science departments.

8th Grade Students Visit Marist 8th Grade Students Visit Marist
8th Grade Students Visit Marist
MMS Junior Interact Club Volunteers at Cardinal Hayes School 

Jr. Interact had a wonderful time at the Cardinal Hayes School field day! Jr. Interact students worked weekly on creating fun and engaging activities that could be presented to the children at the school. It was day full of sunshine and smiles!

Junior Interact at Cardinal Hayes School

MHS Earth Science Students Travel to the American Museum of Natural History 

On April 18, Mr. Keller's Earth Science Classes traveled by coach bus to the American Museum of Natural History in N.Y.C.

Once there, they saw a hologram show on dark matter and our expanding universe in the Space Theater. They then went on a scavenger hunt through the Hall of Planet Earth and the gem room to find clues to the origin of life, the origin of Earth itself and the cycles of the earth.

They then viewed efforts to repopulate humpback whales in the Imax theater in 3-D, and finished with a tour of the dinosaur exhibits.

The trip was designed to reinforce many of the topics already studied in Earth Science as well as serve to introduce several new topics which will be studied in ;the last quarter of the school year.

In all, the trip was enjoyed and appreciated by all as an educational and instructional experience, while still having a tremendous `Wow !' factor from the shows and the dinosaurs. `I didn't realize the dinosaurs were THAT big' `Birds really are direct descendants of dinosaurs ?' are direct quotes from students in attendance.

MHS Students with Mastodont

MHS Band Spring Arts Festival Recordings 

The Millbrook High School Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble had a terrific Spring concert this past week.  Below are a couple of excerpts from the performance.  The Millbrook High School Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble will be participating in the "Music In The Parks competition in May.

High School Jazz Ensemble: "Sing Sing Sing".


High School Concert Band - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

2017-2018 Millbrook Central School District Budget Vote Approved 

The 2017-2018 budget received 242 yes votes (75%) and 82 no votes (25%). Thomas Lehmkuhl received 254 votes and Howard Shapiro received 241 votes, and therefore, were both elected to a three (3) year term on the Board of Education, effective July 1, 2017.

I would like to thank the Millbrook Central School District community for continuing to support our school. The Board of Education, administrators, faculty and staff are committed to providing all of our students with a high quality education, and we greatly appreciate your support in working toward this goal!

Thank you!

Philip D’Angelo, Superintendent of Schools


Congratulations to Our MHS Concert Band & Jazz Ensemble! 

The Millbrook High School Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble competed at the Music In The Parks Competition at Six Flags New England on May 13th. They took home the following trophies:

Millbrook Bands: Espirit De Corps

Millbrook High School Concert Band: 1st place overall concert band (in all divisions)

Millbrook High School Concert Band: 1st place Excellent Rating

Millbrook Jazz Ensemble: 3rd place Excellent Rating

Congratulations to our high school instrumental ensembles!

MHS Music in the Parks Competition MHS Music in the Parks Competition
MHS Music in the Parks Competition MHS Music in the Parks Competition
Elementary Students Celebrate Arbor Day 

On Friday, April 28th, the students at Elm Drive gathered to plant a tree for Arbor Day.​

Arbor Day at Elm Drive

National Honor Society Students Hike for Hunger 

National Honor Society students participated in a Hike for Hunger to benefit the Hudson Valley Food Pantry. Donations were collected and students enjoyed a hike at Baird Park followed by a barbeque with the Advisers.

Hike for Hunger

Annual Career Fair Held at MHS 

The seventh annual Career Fair at Millbrook High School was a huge success. Businesses were represented from the fields of education, healthcare, technology, trades, criminal justice, government, law, journalism, environmental sciences, social work, engineering, vet medicine, organic farming, construction, marketing, banking, accounting and and more!

Our thanks to students, staff, business community and parents who made the morning exciting and informative! Our students enjoyed every minute. They were very interactive and engaged. Many contacts were established to assist our seniors in their internship programs next year.

MHS Career Fair


Public Notice - Notice of Annual Public Hearing on the Budget, Annual Meeting, School District Election and Vote 


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Education of the Millbrook Central School District, Dutchess County, New York, will hold a Public Hearing on the Budget in the Library of the Millbrook Middle School at 43 Alden Place, Millbrook New York, on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., for the purpose of presenting the budget document for the 2017-2018 school year.

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that a copy of the statement of the amount of money which will be required for school district purposes during the 2017-2018 school year (The Budget), exclusive of public monies, may be obtained by any resident of the District during business hours, effective May 2, 2017, except Saturday, Sunday or holidays, at each of the District’s schools, at the Administrative Offices, at any free association or public library in the District and on the District website. A Real Property Tax Exemption Report prepared in accordance with Section 495 of the Real Property Tax Law will be annexed to any budget of which it will form a part; and shall be posted on District bulletin board(s) maintained for public notices, as well as on the District’s website.

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the Annual School District Meeting, Election and Vote will be held in the Auditorium in the Millbrook Middle School, Alden Place, Millbrook, NY, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, between the hours of 12:00 noon and 9:00 p.m., when the polls will be open for the purpose of voting by paper ballot:


Shall the Board of Education of the Millbrook Central School District be authorized to expend the sum of $28,922,989 for School District purposes for the 2017-2018 school year (The Budget) and to levy the necessary tax therefor?

B: To elect two (2) members of the Board of Education for three (3) year terms (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020)
Thomas Lehmkuhl
Howard Shapiro

Dutchess County Science Fair 2017 

Congratulations to all the participants and students that placed at the Dutchess County Science Fair on Saturday, April 1, 2017!

6th Grade Honorable Mention:
Holly Davidson
Nell Stevens
Olivia Lucal
9th Grade Honorable Mention

Gillian Marma
Senior Division Honorable Mention

Carson Deman
Special Awards:
Mid-Hudson Valley Gem and Mineral Society

Isabelle Rubbo
American Meteorological Society and Emily O'Neil Effective Display Award

Carson DeMan
American Chemical Society

Gilliam Marma
Sadie Krueger
Olivia Lucal

DC Science Fair 2017 DC Science Fair 2017
DC Science Fair 2017 DC Science Fair 2017
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:

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

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


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.

MMS Retreat 2017 MMS Retreat 2017
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

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!

SingaPalooza 2017 SingaPalooza 2017
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
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:

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

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.

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:

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.

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

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:

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.

Alden Poetry Cafe Alden Poetry Cafe
Alden Poetry Cafe Alden Poetry Cafe
Alden Poetry Cafe
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!

Naturalist Visits First Grade Naturalist Visits First Grade
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 


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 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 from December 10th-December 15th!

Also, use this link to the Facebook Event to share with friends and family:

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.

National Chemistry Week National Chemistry Week
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:

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".


PLTW Students
PLTW Students PLTW Students