• Alden Place Elementary

  • Alden Place Above View

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  • Elm Drive Playground

  • High School

  • High School Gymnasium

  • Athletic Field

  • Middle School and District Office

  • Middle School Auditorium

Summer 2019 - Student Registration Dates (No Appointment Needed)

REGISTRATION NOTICE

(NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED)

For those needing to register for the September 2019 school year, and have missed the Summer Registration time in July, you may do so again from 9:00AM – 12:00PM and 1:00 – 2:00PM, on the following dates:

Monday, August 26th

Tuesday, August 27th

Wednesday, August 28th

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.)

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THESE FOUR ITEMS, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO RETURN AT A FUTURE DATE.

In addition to the required documents above, there is a registration packet with forms to be completed. One of these forms, Registration Affidavit, must be notarized. 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: www.millbrookcsd.org.

In the event that you are unable to register during the open August dates you may SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT. Contact Kerry Weller @ 845-677-4200 (1111).

DO NOT ARRIVE WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT AS WE WILL NOT HAVE ANYONE AVAILABLE TO ASSIST YOU.

New York State Education Department Identifies the Millbrook High School as a Recognition School

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has identified Recognition Schools based on 2017-18 school year results.  The list containing the Recognition Schools is posted on the district/charter school’s Information Reporting Services portal.  

Under New York State’s approved Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan, the Department has identified 562 Recognition Schools (including 41 Charter Schools)(4,436 public schools in New York State) in 211 School Districts (766 School Districts in New York State) based on 2017-18 school year results.

To be recognized, elementary and middle schools must have high academic achievement and student growth and high schools must have high academic achievement and graduation rates.  School musts also perform acceptably on other accountability indicators for their all students group and not be at risk of identification as a Targeted Support and Improvement school for the performance of any subgroup. The schools were also required to meet ELA and mathematics participation rate criteria for their all students group. For more details on the Recognition School identification criteria, please read the methodology document.

Each Recognition School will receive, under separate cover, a Certificate of Recognition from the Commissioner.

I am very pleased to announce that the Millbrook High School has been identified as a Recognition School.

Congratulations to the Millbrook High School administration, faculty and staff!  Congratulations to our students as this is a testament to their academic achievements!

Millbrook National Honor Society Donates Hike For Hunger Funds

Jackie Stickter, President of the Millbrook National Honor Society (NHS), presented funds raised by the NHS to Julie Gregory of the Center for Compassion in Dover. NHS members raised money during the Hike for Hunger Campaign in order to donate to this community group that runs a food bank, thrift store, and backpack program for needy families.  We thank the Millbrook NHS for their efforts!  

Photo:  Julie Gregory, Representative from the Center for Compassion (left) & Jackie Stickter, President of National Honor Society (right).

Millbrook Middle School Recognized in Washington as an Essential Element School-to-Watch

 

 

 

The Essential Elements:  Schools-to-Watch National Forum was held in Washington, DC June 26-29,2019.  Four representatives from the District, Principal Steve Cabello, Special Education teacher Dana Bo, School Counselor Kelly Mahoney, and Superintendent of Schools Phil D'Angelo, attended the Forum to attend workshops and to receive the Schools-To-Watch National Recognition Award (award photo included). The Essential Elements:  Schools-to-Watch 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 (website:  eestw.org).  Selection for designation  is based on successful completion of a rigorous and comprehensive application process, including an intensive on-site evaluation by their peers.  Congratulations to the Millbrook Middle School faculty and staff!

Photo: Pictured, left to right:  Phil D'Angelo, Superintendent of Schools; Dana Bo, Middle School Special Education teacher; Kelly Mahoney, Middle School Counselor; Steve Cabello, Middle School Principal.

Martell & Sager Receive US Lacrosse Honors

Millbrook Girls' Lacrosse Coach Jillian Barnes just informed us that Millbrook Seniors Claire Martell and Emma Sager received US Lacrosse Honors.  Claire Martell was named All American for the second time and received the prestigious Jackie Pitts Award.  Emma Sager was named All Academic.  We extend our sincere congratulations to these two outstanding student-athletes!  Claire Martell, pictured left, and Emma Sager, pictured right.

Board Members Receive Achievement Awards from the New York State School Boards Association

Millbrook Board of Education members Claudia Heunis and Howard Shapiro received Board Achievement Awards at the June 18, 2019 Board meeting for training received through SchoolBoardU.  SchoolBoardU offers training programs for Board of Education members through the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA).  We thank Mrs. Heunis and Mr. Shapiro for attending these trainings and for service to the students of the Millbrook Central School District.

Millbrook Middle School Wellness Club Field Trip

On Monday June 17th the Millbrook Middle School Wellness Club headed out into the community to make their mark. First, they cleaned the streets! With gloves and some garbage bags they picked up trash in the Village helping to beautify the streets. The community members who saw the group were so grateful of the effort. Second, students, along side Miss Hicks and Ms. Anson, headed to Forza and learned how to move in ways that weren’t expected! Finally, the club went to Millbrook Yoga where many of the students had their first experience with yoga. It’s not as easy as it looks! Both students and teachers came back tired but what a great day had by all! 

 

Millbrook Community Wellness Club Car Show

On Saturday June 15th, the Millbrook Community Wellness Club hosted their first car show. Both students and staff gave up a Saturday morning to host over 50 cars on the Village Green! Between learning about these classic cars and participating in some "drag" racing with cardboard cars, the members of the middle school club had a wonderful and one of a kind experience!

Sixth Grade Chorus participates in American Young Voices Festival Choir

Vocal Music teacher Alexis Bresnahan and the Sixth Grade Chorus traveled to Albany, NY on Thursday, June 6, 2019 to participate in the American Young Voices festival choir at the Times Union Center! Our students rehearsed with the massed choir for two and one-half hours before breaking for dinner. Following their dinner, our Sixth Grade Chorus members were very excited to perform with 3,500 other students from across the Capital and Hudson Valley regions under the direction of conductor Francisco Nunez. We hope you enjoy the pictures from the great event!

Class of 2019 Senior Award Night Celebration

On Thursday, June 6, 2019, Board of Education members, administrators, faculty, staff, parents and friends gathered in the High School Gymnasium to celebrate the many great accomplishments of our Seniors.  Awards in the areas of academics, the arts, athletics, and community service were bestowed.  Many scholarships were also presented to well-deserving students.  Photos include:  Class of 2019 Academic Awards, IB Diploma-Bound Graduates, National Honor Society Members, Senior Athletic Awards, Senior Athletes of the Year, and the Anderson Faculty Award - presented to Trace Keller.

 

Congratulations to all of our Seniors and their families!

Phil D'Angelo, Superintendent of Schools

New York State Education Department Formally Recognizes the Millbrook Middle School as an Essential Elements School to Watch

Christine Radez, Co-Director of the New York State Education Department Essential Elements Schools to Watch Program, attended the Middle School Awards Night on June 5, 2019 to formally recognize the Millbrook Middle School for being named an Essential Elements School to Watch.  Only four schools in New York State received this prestigious designation this year!  Ms. Radez expressed congratulations from Commissioner MaryEllen Elia of theNew York State Education Department.  Congratulations to Principal Steven Cabello and his staff for this great achievement!

Congratulations Peyton Dennis!

Peyton was selected to attend the World HOBY conference in Chicago this summer. This program allows for students to broaden their perspectives, and think more globally. Over 450 students from 14 countries participate each year. Students are exposed to various leadership and culturally diversified experiences, that enrich their lives and help to empower them.

Millbrook Spring 2019 NYSPHSAA Scholar Athletes

At the end of each sports season, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) honors those varsity teams and individuals statewide that excel in the classroom through the Scholar-Athlete Award Program. The student-athletes and teams listed below work very hard throughout the year and deserve to be recognized for their academic success in addition to their performance in varsity athletics. Millbrook High School has historically been very well represented in the Scholar-Athlete Award Program. This is a testament to the quality of our student-athletes and teaching/support staff. 2019 has been no different.

 

Our 2019 NYSPHSAA Spring Scholar Athlete recipients are listed below. Please join us in congratulating them on this tremendous honor!

2019 Dutchess County Honor Student Recognition Breakfast

The Second Annual Dutchess County Honor Student Recognition Breakfast was held today, May 22, 2019 at The Grandview.  Emma Sager, the Class of 2019 Valedictorian was honored.  Also, in attendance were Kurt & Molly Sager, Emma's parents; Eric "Ricky" Seipp, Millbrook High School Principal; and Phil D'Angelo, Superintendent of Schools.  Also slated to be recognized was Patrick Kyle, the Class of 2019 Salutatorian.  Patrick was unable to attend with his parents Bill & MaryEllen Kyle since he was participating in sectional competition for Golf.  We congratulate Emma and Patrick for this great honor.  

2019-2020 School Budget Passes

The 2019-2020 school budget and proposition 2 both passed with the results listed below:

  Total Votes Yes (%) No (%)
Budget Vote Results 315 249 (79%) 66 (21%)
Capital Reserve Results 310 239 (77%) 71 (23%)

 

The Board Election results are listed below:

May 2019 BOE Candidate Vote Reults    
Candidate Name Votes Elected
Perry Hartswick 250 Y
Nick Palomba 115  
Jennifer Carnecchia 210 Y
Paul Tobin 202 Y

Congratulations to Perry Hartswick, Jennifer Carnecchia and Paul Tobin for being re-elected.
Thank you to Nick Palomba for running for the Board of Education.

Thank you to the Millbrook community for their continued support of our students!

Philip D. D'Angelo, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools

 

Millbrook's Annual K-12 Merritt Bookstore Art Show

On May 5th Millbrook Artists from all grades K-12 had the opening reception of our annual Merritt Bookstore Art Show. Please visit our youtube channel Here and see a slideshow of the reception and student work! The artwork will remain up for viewing in the bookstore until Wednesday May 22nd.   

(Link: https://youtu.be/DrZ6Gb_NCpY

Millbrook Middle School Presents "Annie Jr"!

   Friday, May 31st at 7pm
 Saturday, June 1st at 2pm
Tickets Available at the Door
      General Admission
$7 adult, $5 Student/senior


70 Church street, Millbrook
Millbrook hs auditorium

Schaad to Attend US Air Force Academy

 Congratulations to Tyler Schaad, who has officially decided to #aimhigh at the United States Air Force Academy!  We are very proud of Tyler, who will be also be playing golf for the USAF!
 
 Photo: (attached) Pictured, (seated)  Tyler Schaad & Courtney Albert; (standing) David Albert

Faculty & Staff Recognized for Staff Appreciation

Perry Hartswick, Board of Education President; Claudia Heunis, Board of Education member; Jennifer Carnecchia, Board of Education member; Chris Rosenbergen, Millbrook Educational Foundation Chairperson; Colleen Wilber, MEF member; and Phil D'Angelo, Superintendent of Schools visited all four schools to recognize staff members and thank them for all they do for our students.

 

2019 Millbrook Tribute Garden Merit Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to two of our senior students, Stephanie Williams and Emma Sager! They are the successful winners of the Millbrook Tribute Garden Merit Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to senior students who display a balance between scholastic ability, a well-rounded personality and potential leadership qualities.

Millbrook High School Concert Band & Jazz Ensemble take Second Place in Competition

On Saturday, April 27, 2019, the Millbrook High School Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble participated in the Music in the Parks Festival at Six Flags New England.  The Concert Band was awarded Second Place with an "Excellent" rating, and the Jazz Ensmble was awarded Second Place with  an "Excellent" rating.  Ryan Hall received an award for "Best Instrumental soloist."  Congratulations to the members of the HS Concert Band & Jazz Ensemble for a job well done!  Congratulations to Mr. Dunninger on his leadership for these two groups.

Elm Drive Students Visit Star Lab Planetarium

On Thursday, April 25th, Elm Drive students had the opportunity to visit the Star Lab Planetarium, which was set up in the Millbrook Village Hall.  Elm Drive students learned about stars and constellations with Ms. Wells, which is part of the Science curriculum.   Students also learned how astronomers locate objects in the sky through a process called celestial navigation.  It was truly an "out-of-this-world" experience for Elm Drive students!

Girls' Basketball Team Recognized by the Millbrook Board of Education

The Millbrook Board of Education recognized the Girls' Basketball Team at their April 9, 2019 Board meeting.  Coach Adam Peek, Coach Dawn Harkenrider, and many of the team were in attendance.  The coaches and team members received certificates from the Board of Education and administration.  We are extremely proud of our Girls' Basketball Team, who are Regional Champions and participants in the New York State Final Four Tournament!

Hali Wack Participates in 2019 All-Eastern Treble Chorus

April 4-7, Senior Hali Wack participated in the 2019 All-Eastern Treble Chorus under the direction of Dr. Sandra Snow (Michigan State) in Pittsburgh, PA. Hali was selected based on her outstanding NYSSMA solo ratings and selection for the New York State All-State choirs in both her junior and senior years. Hali was among only 120 treble singers from the NAfME Eastern Division selected for this honor. She participated in 4 days of intense rehearsals before performing an exceptional concert of diverse music. Congratulations to Hali on this momentous accomplishment!

Millbrook High School Jazz Ensemble participates in clinic with the Catskill Jazz Factory

The Millbrook High School Jazz Ensemble participated in a master class clinic with the Catskill Jazz Factory on Wednesday April 3rd.  Guest artists Alexa Tarantino and Steven Feifike helped lead the group.  The Catskill Jazz Factory will be back on Wednesday April 24th to make an appearance during the High School Spring Arts Festival.

Kent Art Association Student Show

24 of our High School Art Students recently had work on display at the Kent Art Association's Gallery this past weekend. 
This year we came away with an award of Excellence going to Callie McGuire for her piece "Education of a Princess".
You can see a slideshow of the show & opening reception Here.

Pandaleon & DeMan Represent Millbrook at the 2019 New York State FCCLA Conference

Abigail DeMan and Alice Pandaleon represented Millbrook at the 2019 New York State Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Conference.   At the conference, they took part in workshops on communication and public speaking, culinary demonstrations, website building and team building. The keynote speaker, Jared Campbell provided a truly inspiring musical presentation. Abigail received a Gold Medal for her innovative recycle and redesign project transforming garbage into recyclable grocery totes. Alice continued her leadership journey by being installed as a member of the 2019-2020 NYS FCCLA Executive Council as VP of Parliamentary Procedure & Programs/Peer Education.

Both girls will represent Millbrook and New York State at the 2019 FCCLA National Conference in Anaheim, CA.

IB Chemistry Class Visits Cary Institute

The Millbrook High School International Baccalaureate (IB) Chemistry class visited Dr. Emma Rosi at the Cary Institute to learn about her research on the effects of medicines and drugs in bugs, food chains and our waterways.  Ms. Alonge-Watz, teacher and her class visited the  stream facility and took part in the set-up of her new study on micro-plastics.  This trip gave the class insights into the area of medicinal chemistry, which is an IB Chemistry unit, and helped to make a global connection into the research process on a variety of pharmaceuticals.

Changes to School Calendar

Please note that since we did not use all of our allotted snow days, the following three days will now be non-attendance days for students: 
Friday, April 12, 2019, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 and Tuesday, May 28, 2019. 
Should we have any emergency closing days between now and the end of the school year, school may need to be in session on May 28th or May 24th.
We will notify you if any additional calendar changes need to be made.  
Thank you!
Philip D. D'Angelo, Jr.,

Millbrook Central School District Awarded 2019 Best Community for Music Education!

The Millbrook Central School District, for the sixth year in a row, has been named a Best Community for Music Education.

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Congratulations and thank you to our Music Department:  Alexis Bresnahan, Dan Dunninger, Heidi Tucci, and Craig Fryer.  Congratulations to our student-musicians for their efforts and dedication to our Music program.  Thank you to the Millbrook Community for their support of the District's Music Program.

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