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Superintendent of Schools Appointed
The Millbrook Central School District Board of Education is delighted to announce the hiring of Laura Mitchell as our permanent Superintendent of Schools, effective 07/01/2020.
For the past 4+ months, Laura has served as our interim superintendent while we searched for a permanent replacement. During that period of time, Ms. Mitchell has led our district through some of the greatest challenges any district has faced in recorded history (including the impacts from CoVid-19). Her leadership, positive attitude and experience have made it clear that our permanent superintendent has been here all along.
Laura has over twenty years of experience in education. Fifteen of these years have been in building and district leadership. Previous to coming to Millbrook, she served as Superintendent of Schools in Garrison, New York. Some accomplishments during her time in Garrison include the development and implementation of a K-8 literacy program, a 1:1 Chromebook initiative in grades 3-8, and an approved 9.9 million dollar capital project.
Before Garrison, she had the rare opportunity to be the founder and leader of an all girls public school in Astoria, Queens for grades 6-12. This school had a 98% graduation rate and many of the students were the first in their families to attend college.
Laura stated, “I enjoy and am inspired by collaborative work with all constituents. I believe we are stronger together and that the collective mind is far more innovative, creative, and productive than one. I look forward to working with the Millbrook community in continuing to grow an already successful School District that is innovative, engaging, relevant, equitable, and exciting for all.”
Please join us in welcoming Laura Mitchell to the MCSD family.
On Friday, May 1, Governor Cuomo announced that schools will be closed for the remainder of this academic year and a decision regarding summer school is expected at the end of May. In response to this announcement, our district is developing an end-of-year plan that will highlight school graduation, the return of District Chromebooks and textbooks, plans for summer school, and so much more; as well as a recovery plan in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year. We will continue to share information as we receive it.
Meals: We continue to deliver breakfast and lunch to children aged 18 or under residing in the Millbrook Central School District and Saturday and Sunday meals have been added to our Friday deliveries. If you have not taken advantage of this opportunity and would like to do so, please email our School Lunch Manager, Holly Heady, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 677-4200 x1137.
Facilities: Please be advised that Millbrook Central School District buildings will not be available for use by outside organizations from 3/13/2020 to 6/30/2020. Our regrets for the inconvenience and gratitude for your cooperation; thank you. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, our School District playgrounds are closed and team sports on our athletic fields are prohibited. Social distancing guidelines must be followed when using our athletic fields.
Technology Support: For questions regarding District technology and student devices, please call 845 677-4200 x1138 or x1128 or email the Millbrook CSD Helpdesk.
Questions/Shout Outs: We recognize that this is a time full of uncertainty and challenges yet so many positive things are happening. We invite you to continue to submit questions to the District regarding how we are responding to COVID-19 and encourage you to share a SHOUT OUT!.
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Due to budget constraints, the pre-k program is not part of the budget for the 2020-2021 school year.
At the end of each sport season, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) honor teams and individual student-athletes, via the Scholar-Athlete Program, who excel in the classroom and deserve to be recognized for academic excellence.
Congratulations to Millbrook's Class of 2020 Valedictorian and Salutatorian!
Millbrook Middle School's City Savers Robotics Team took first place at the Hudson Valley First Lego League Tournament.
Former Town Board member and School Board member, Mr. Boissey, shared his stories as a Seawolf during the Vietnam War with a group of our students.
On Saturday, January 25, 2020 the Dutchess County All-County Music Festival was held at John Jay High School in the Wappingers Central School District.
At the December 19th Board of Ed meeting, student representatives from multiple grades assisted Library Media Specialist Cathie Morton in dedicating the Middle School MakerSpace to retiring Superintendent, Phil D’Angelo.
The Board of Education will hold a Regular Meeting and a Public Hearing on the Budget on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 via Zoom (due to COVID-19) at 7 pm. The link to the meeting will be published at 6:55 pm on May 26 as an Announcement on the District homepage.