Hali Wack To Participate in the All-Eastern Honors Treble Chorus

Millbrook High School Senior Hali Wack has been selected to participate in the All-Eastern Honors Treble Chorus, April 4-7, 2019, in Pittsburgh, PA.

Hali will spend three days rehearsing with a conductor during the Eastern Division Conference of the National Association for Music Education.  Hali is one of only 120 vocalists selected for the treble chorus from the 12 representative states and district, which includes:  Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.  This honor comes following her selection as a participant in the New York State School Music Association's All-State Choirs last year and this December.

The 2019 NAFME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles will perform for an audience of thousands on Sunday, April 7, 2019, in the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA. 

For program and ticket information please visit www.pmea.org.

Congratulations to Hali for this incredible achievement!

Millbrook Athletic Hall of Fame

On Friday, November 16, 2018, the Millbrook Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held.  The Millbrook Athletic Hall of Fame committee recognized Athletic Director Bill Blayney for his years of service to the student-athletes of the District and welcomed new Athletic Director Al Hammell.

Pictured, left to right, Al Hammell, Dan Fichter, Skip Ciferri, and Bill Blayney.


The MHS Art and Environmental Club members, working with Paola Bari from the Cheetah Conservation Fund, met an Ambassador Cheetah from the Columbus Zoo.  We also learned about the holistic conservation efforts of the CCF.  Paper bead bracelets and note cards were made and sold to raise money for cheetah conservation efforts.  Photo Credit: Mrs. Cring.

Millbrook Volleyball Team Participates in New York State Tournament

The 2018 Millbrook Volleyball Team leaves today, Thursday, November 15, 2018 to head to Glens Falls, New York to compete in the New York State High School Athletic Association (NYSHSAA) Girls' Volleyball Championships on November 17 & 18, 2018.  We are very proud of Coach Stoliker and our Girls' Volleyball team for a great season and wish them well in the NYS Tournament. 

2018 Millbrook Volleyball Team Wins Section IX Class C Sectional Championship

The 2018 Millbrook Volleyball Team won the Section IX Class C Sectional Championship.  The team will play in the Regional Semi-final game  on November 8, 2018, in Corning.  If they win, they will play Saturday, November 10, 2018, at John Jay-Cross River in Katonah for the Regional Playoff Championship.    We congratulate Coach Stoliker and his team on their tremendous accomplishments and wish them well as they continue their season.

MHS Art students visit the Guggenheim and Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

On October 23rd, MHS art students went to the Guggenheim and Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Mrs. Cring's IB Visual Arts and Advanced Art students were accompanied by Mrs. Barnes' IB Film students for the trip.

New Staff Members Recognized at Board of Education Meeting












The Millbrook Board of Education and administrators welcomed new staff members during the October 24, 2018 Board of Education meeting.  New staff members were introduced and had time to talk with Board members.  Please join us in welcoming our new staff members to Millbrook.

Elm Drive Update - October 24th 2018


Ms. Gabriela instructing grade three on the first day of Spanish classes

Pink Out Day at Millbrook!

Congratulating Students for being chosen to participate in the Area All-State Music Festival

Please join us in congratulating the following students for being chosen to participate in the Area All-State Music Festival:

Students Chosen to Participate in Area All-State Music Festival

Students Chosen to Participate in the Area All-State Music Festival

Please join us in congratulating the following students for being chosen to participate in the Area All-State Music Festival:  
Rafael DiFrancesco - Percussion
Collin Fuller - Trumpet
Nora Gehlhoff - Alto Saxophone
Alice Pandaleon - Trumpet
Hali Wack - French Horn

Deputy Freer reads aloud to Mrs. Rizzo’s first grade class

Deputy Freer read aloud Police Officers on Patrol and Fly Guy Presents Police Officers to Mrs. Rizzo’s first grade class. The students had many questions which Deputy Freer was happy to answer. Deputy Freer has 20 new first grade friends who love to say hello to him in the hallway!

Environmental Club Receives Certificate of Appreciation

On Friday, October 12, 2018, Mike Herzog, Wappinger Creek Watershed Intermunicipal Council Chair and Sean Carroll, Cornell Cooperative Community Environmental Educator & Local IT, presented the Millbrook High School Environmental Club with a Certificate of Appreciation for the Trees for Trib Project.

We welcome Deputy Freer, Millbrook Central’s New School Resource Officer (SRO)!

Deputy Michael Freer began his assignment as Millbrook’s SRO on Monday, October 1, 2018.  Deputy Freer has worked with the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office for 17 years since 2001.  He began his career as a Deputy Sheriff assigned to patrol the southern portion of Dutchess County.  In 2013 he was assigned as an SRO for the Arlington High School.  In 2016 he returned as a Deputy Sheriff on patrol.  We are

Millbrook Educational Foundation (MEF) Supports Elm Drive Teachers

Chris Rosenbergen, Millbrook Educational Foundation Chair and Kari Capowski, Millbrook Educational Foundation member visited all Elm Drive classrooms today, September 19, 2018, to distribute $200 gift cards to Elm Drive teachers to provide them with additional funds to purchase classroom supplies and materials during their temporary relocation to the Millbrook Middle School. Karen Ferguson, Elm Drive Principal and Phil D’Angelo, Superintendent of Schools, joined Mr. Rosenbergen and Mrs. Capowski to thank our Elm Drive students and staff for their flexibility and understanding.

Community Update Letter - September 18, 2018


Millbrook Middle School Designated as a Rising School-to-Watch

The following communication was received from the New York State Essential Elements: Schools-to-Watch Program:

“I am very pleased to inform you and your staff that the site visitation team has recommended, and the Leadership Team has approved, the Millbrook Middle School being designated as a Rising School-to-Watch. The visitation team was very impressed with the quality of the programs and practices at Millbrook, and the persistent efforts of the administration and staff to develop a culture of continuous improvement, a school climate that does well in addressing the social-emotional and academic needs of your students, and maintains an organizational structure that defines it as a middle school.”

Brian D. Sherman, Schools-to-Watch State Co-Director

The Essential Elements: Schools-to-Watch (EE: STW) Program

  • Recognizes schools that are exemplars for the implementation of the State Education Department’s Essential Elements of Standards-Focused Middle-Level Schools and Programs.
  • Is grounded in research and the wisdom of practice and reflects what is best for the young adolescent learner, both academically and personally.
  • Recognizes schools with middle-level grades that have implemented an exemplary middle-level program that addresses both the academic and personal development needs of young adolescents.
  • Requires successful completion of a rigorous and comprehensive application process including an intensive on-site evaluation by their peers.
  • Is hosted by the New York State Middle School Association.
  • Wishes to support the efforts of the SED to improve and strengthen education in the middle-level grade.

Some additional information

  • There are 1251 Middle Schools in New York State.
  • Currently there are 30 Middle Schools in New York State designated as “Schools-to-Watch.”
  • We will be evaluated in December to see if our designation will be elevated to a School-To-Watch.

We congratulate and thank the Millbrook Middle School administration, faculty and staff for their focus on our students and their dedication to excellence!

Philip D. D’Angelo, Jr.

Superintendent of Schools

The Healthy Kids Program

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The Healthy Kids Program will resume on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at the Alden Place School.


The Millbrook High School Varsity Football Team took some time out from their game preparations for Friday's contest with Valhalla HS this Tuesday to show their support in remembrance of 9/11.

Alden Place Status Letter - Students & Staff Return to AP on September 11, 2018


Alden Place Letter to the Community


Congratulations Hali Wack!

On behalf of the Millbrook Music Department, please recognize and congratulate senior Hali Wack on her acceptance to the 2018 New York State All-State Treble Chorus! This is Hali's second selection for the Conference All-State choirs, the first Millbrook Chorus student to be so honored in recent memory. Hali was selected among students from across the state based on her perfect score on her All-State Level VI vocal solo last spring.

Shinto-Style Japanese Wedding



The Millbrook High School Japan Club, working with the Mid-Hudson Japanese Community Association and Mrs. Midori Shinye, organized a Shinto-style Japanese wedding demonstration at the High School on Saturday, August 11, 2018.  This cultural performance was made possible by a grant from the Millbrook Educational Foundation.   Japan Club members spent hours over the summer creating the decorations, practicing Japanese, and wearing kimonos.  Members also learned the "art" of walking in traditional Japanese sandals called zori.  Over 100 people from the community attended the ceremony, which was also supported by donations from Arts Mid-Hudson, the Japanese Educational Institute, and other local groups.  Special thanks to the High School staff and custodians for their help!

Millbrook High School Interim Principal - Thomas Stella

We want you to join us in welcoming Mr. Thomas Stella as our Interim High School Principal.  Mr. Stella will be working with us through Friday, September 21, 2018.  Mr. Eric Seipp takes charge of the Millbrook High School on Monday, September 24, 2018.
Mr. Stella worked as an administrator in the Pearl River High School, the Haldane Jr.-Sr. High School, the Pelham Memorial High School, and Ketcham High School in the Wappingers Central School District.
Mr. Stella brings a host of experience to our High School.

2018-19 Bus Routes Published

Seipp Appointed as New High School Principal

At the August 21, 2018 Board of Education meeting, Eric T. Seipp was appointed as the new Principal of the Millbrook High School.  Mr. Seipp has been an administrator since 1997.  He worked at Our Lady of Lourdes High School from 1997-2007 and currently is employed at the Wappingers Central School District, where he has worked since 2007.  Mr. Seipp begins as the Millbrook High School Principal on September 24, 2018.  Pictured is Ms. Caroline Hernandez Pidala, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Pupil Personnel Services (former High School Principal) and Mr. Eric Seipp.  Please join us in welcoming Mr. Seipp to Millbrook.

Hernandez Pidala Named Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Pupil Personnel Services

The Board of Education has approved the appointment of Caroline Hernandez Pidala as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Pupil Personnel Services.  Ms. Hernandez Pidala has served as the Millbrook High School Principal since October of 2015.  Prior to working in Millbrook, Ms. Hernandez Pidala served as a House Administrator/Assistant Principal at the Roy C.

Elected Board of Education members take Oath of Office


At the July 10th, 2018 Board of Education meeting, Claudia Heunis began her first three year term, and John Rudy began his 19th year as a Board member.



For those needing to register for the September 2018 school year, and have missed the registration week in the beginning of August, you
may do so again during the week of August 27th to August 31st, from 8:30AM – 11:30AM and 12:30PM – 2:30PM