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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, 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


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.

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!

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 -

Mr. Strawinski Gets 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.)


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:


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



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