2018 NAMM Best Community for Music Education

 The Millbrook Central School District has again been named a Best Community for Music Education.  583 School District in the United States received this distinction this year.  The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, student and community leaders who have made music education part of a well-rounded education.

Designations are made to Districts and schools that demonstate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.  This Millbrook Central School District first received this designation in 2014 and has received it every year since.  Congratulations to our Music Department and student-musician for a job well done!

Millbrook Girls' Basketball Team Honored at Banquet

The New York State Girls' Basketball Class C Champions, the Millbrook Lady Blazers, were honored at a banquet held on Friday, May 4, 2018.  The coaches and team are pictured at the banquet in front of their championship banner which will be hung in the Millbrook High School Gymnasium.

 

Middle School Drama Club presents: School House Rock - Live! Jr.

IBM Engineers Visit High School Science Classes

IBM Engineers, Mrs. Lacey, Mr. Hall, Mr. Reale and Mr. Dux, visited science classes today. Students were challenged to maximize hang time for skiers on a ski slope, by maximizing the cost of materials. The importance of STEAM skills, communication and teamwork were emphasized in the engineering process.

Seniors Recognized at 2018 Spring Arts Festival

The 2018 Spring Arts Festival was held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. The Festival highlighted the High School Fine Arts program. Art work was displayed in the High School Cafeteria. A concert was held featuring the following High School musical groups: the Concert Choir, the Madrigal Choir, the Jazz Ensemble & Concert Band. Senior student-musicians were recognized and given a rose. Senior student-musicians are featured in the photo. It was a wonderful event.

Class of 2020 Blazer Stadium Blanket Sale

The Millbrook High School Class of 2020 is selling Millbrook Blazer Stadium Blankets. The blankets are sure to keep you warm in the stands while you cheer on your favorite Blazer athlete. They are also great for picnics. Keep one in your car or pack it for your trip to the park or to the beach. Cozy up with the soft fleece side of the blanket while the nylon side helps block the wind.

Blue fleece on one side. Black nylon on the other with the Millbrook Blazer logo

 

Pre-order your blanket for $25. Orders are due May 20th. Stadium Blanket Order Form

Make checks payable to: Millbrook CSD

Questions? email maureen.ackerman@millbrookcsd.org

Annual Spring Arts Festival

The Millbrook Art & Music Department invites you to our annual Spring Arts Festival, Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the High School Cafeteria/Auditorium. 

NYS Girls’ Basketball Class C Champions Recognized at Board Meeting

The Board of Education recognized the New York State Class C Champions, the Millbrook Girls’ Varsity Basketball team, at their April 23, 2018 meeting. Since the Senior members of the team were on the Senior Trip and other team members were unable to attend due to conflicts with sporting events, parents accepted the award certificates for them. Pictured are coaches, team members and parents.

Dutchess County Science Fair Winners

Congratulations to the Middle School participants of the Dutchess County Science Fair! Several of our students placed and received special awards.

6th Grade Honorable Mention: Sofia Rogers

7th Grade Honorable Mention: Sadie Krueger, Olivia Lucal, and Nell Stevens

Sadie Krueger: IBM Spectrum Diversity Network Group Award

Stephanie DeMan: Environmental Defense Award, Effective Display Award, Wappinger Creek Watershed Intermunicipal Council Award, Society of Women Engineers Award

Second Grade Trip to Sharon Audubon

On Thursday, April 5th the Second Grade Classes from Elm Drive attended an educational outdoor field trip at the Sharon Audubon.

Mrs. Doyle, Mr. Hammell, and Mrs. Jordan all chaperoned the trip. The trip focused on the process and history of Springtime Maple Sugaring. Students participated in 3 stations while on the trip.

First, students were treated to a fireside Native American tale of Chief Woksis and his wife Moqwah detailing the historical facts surrounding the discovery and early methods of maple sugaring. This included the early Native American use of hot rocks in a wooden Mokuk to boil the "Sinzibuckwuda" as the Algonquian's referred to maple syrup in their tongue. Students also learned about the use of the Colonial Time's "Lazy Man's Balance" to prepare maple syrup over the campfire.

Congratulations RYLA Candidates

Congratulations to Jackie Stickter, Halie Every and Rachel Greene who have been selected as the successful candidates for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Conference, held in June. The RYLA conference is open to all current sophomore students who demonstrate leadership involvement in school, community and their home.

Family University - Rescheduled to Tuesday, April 10, 2018

[PIC] Screenshot of Family University Invitation Letter

Millbrook High School Blood Drive

There will be a Blood Drive on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in the Millbrook High School Gynmasium from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

The Addams Family - A Great Show!

March 23, 24, & 25, 2018, the Millbrook Community had the opportunity to attend the Millbrook High School Production of the "Addams Family." The show was a great success! The directors, cast, crew and musicians did a great job. Director Chelsea Edson submitted the photos of the cast & crew. Great job for all involved in the production!

Millbrook Middle School Students Make a Difference in the Lives of Students in Burma!

This school year, Millbrook Middle School ELA 8 students have had the wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the lives of poverty stricken students in Chin State, Burma. This winter they recorded videos reading children’s books to one another, and more recently, wrote letters to middle level students in Kaleymeyo, Burma.

Students receive Silver Awards at the NYS Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Conference

Abigail DeMan & Alice Pandaleon received Silver Awards at the New York State FCCLA State Conference. They earned the ability to compete in the FCCLA National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia this year.  Congratulations to both for a job well done!

[PIC] FCCLA Silver Medalists 2018
Abigail DeMan (left) & Alice Pandaleon (right).

Millbrook Varsity Cheerleading Squad Wins Second Place in International Competition!

March 24 & 25, 2018, the Millbrook Varsity Cheerleading Squad competed in an International Competition in Walt Disney World. We are very excited to congratulate them in bringing home the 2nd Place trophy from the competition! They are a very talented and enthusiastic group and the award is well deserved!

2017-2018 School Calendar Changes

Please note that Thursday, April 19, 2018 was originally scheduled as an Early Release Day, and now it will be a full student attendance day.  Also, please note that Friday, April 20, 2018 was originally scheduled as a Superintendent's Conference Day, and now it will be a full student attendance day.

18 High School Art Students Had Artwork Displayed at Kent Art Association's Student Show

This year Millbrook received two Awards of Excellence for pieces entered, Congratulations to Jenna Coy for her sculpture "Mysterious Dream" and Mariana Cabrera for her series entitled "Flores."  You can see a gallery of images from the show Here and a slideshow on our Art department page on the district website.

[PIC] Selection of Students and their art at Kent Art Association Show

Millbrook Football Team Recognized for Excellence at March 19, 2018 Board of Education Meeting

The Millbrook Football Team has an incredible season this year.  They won the Section IX Class C Championship Title, they won the East Regional Final which allowed them to advance to the New York State Semi-Finals.  We congratulate them for a job well done!

[PIC] Football Team Regognized by Board Of Education

Elementary All-County Vocal Students Perform at March 19, 2018 Board of Education Meeting

Mrs. Bresnahan, Mrs. Tucci and Millbrook Elementary All-County Vocal students performed two selections at the March 19, 2018 Board of Education meeting.

[PIC] Elementary All-County Vocal Students

Millbrook Aligns with New Mental Health Best Practices

[PIC] Screenshot of New Mental Health Practices Letter

Millbrook Girls' Basketball Team Wins New York State Championship Title!

[PIC] 2018 Champions Girls Basketball

The Millbrook Girls' Basketball Team defeated the Syracuse Academy of Science 67 to 64.  The #1 New York State Class C Girls' Basketball Championship Team - the Millbrook Lady Blazers - is pictured above.

 

Millbrook Girls' Varsity Basketball Team Advances to State Finals!

The Millbrook Girls’ Varsity Basketball team beat Cambridge today 56 to 52 in the New York State Girls’ Basketball semifinals. Our Lady Blazers now advance to the New York State Girls’ Basketball championship game! The final game will be held tomorrow, Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm at the Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York. The girls would love to have your support. If you are going to the game, and want to car pool, please feel free to use the Middle/High School parking lot as a car pool meeting site.

Millbrook Educational Foundation - MEF

[PIC] Millbrook Education Foundation Logo

Please visit the Millbrook Educational Foundation (MEF) website at: 
http://www.millbrookeducationalfoundation.org/ and “like” Millbrook Educational Foundation on facebook at: 
https://www.facebook.com/MillbrookEducationalFoundation/
to learn more about what MEF is doing for our schools!

2018 Elementary All-County Music Festival Particpants

We want to congratulation all of our Fifth and Sixth Grade Band students who were selected and participated in the 2018 Elementary All-County Music Festival!

[PIC] 2018 Elementary All-County Music Festival Participants

Congratulations to all of the 2018 S.T.E.A.M. Fair participants!

[PIC] 2018 S.T.E.A.M. Fair Participants

Millbrook Volleyball Team Recognized for Excellence by the Board of Education!

The Millbrook Volleyball Team was Recognized for Excellence by the Millbrook Board of Education at their March 5, 2018 Board Meeting. The Volleyball Team competed in the New York State Volleyball team in the finals. They were awarded the Sportsmanship Award. They are an incredible group of student-athletes and we are proud of all of the them! Below is a photograph of some of the team members who attended the Board meeting.

Kindergarten 2018 Registration

ALL CHILDREN MUST BE FIVE YEARS OLD BY DECEMBER 1, 2018

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:

March is Music in Our Schools Month!

Tomorrow marks the first day of March, nationally designated as Music in Our Schools Month! We hope that you will join us in celebrating with special events and performances throughout the month. This year's theme is "Music Connects Us"! Also, as you may know, Millbrook is proud to be a 2017 Best Community for Music Education! We thank you for your continued support and look forward to a great month of music-making.

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