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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

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

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.

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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!

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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!

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DCMEA Jr. High All-County Chorus DCMEA Jr. High All-County Chorus
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