March 2019

Millbrook Girls' Basketball Team Advances to the New York State Final Four Tournament!

The New York State defending champion Millbrook Girls' Basketball team continued their winning streak by defeating Long Island's Pierson-Bridgehampton easily in the 2019 New York State Tournament on Saturday at SUNY New Paltz College.  With this win, the Blazers have once again advanced to the NYS Girls' Basketball Final Four Tournament in Troy, NY this coming weekend!  The team advances to play in a Class C Semi-Final game at 1:30pm on Friday, March 15 at Hudson Valley Community College.  Given a victory on Friday, the Girls will advance to the 2019 New York State Championship game on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Hudson Valley Community College.  Congratulations Girls!  We are very proud of this great accomplishment! 

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.


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.

2019 NYSPHSAA Winter Scholar-Athletes Announced!

At the end of each sports season, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) honors those teams and individuals statewide that excel in the classroom through the Scholar-Athlete Award Program.
The student-athletes and teams listed 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.
Please see below for a list of our 2019 NYSPHSAA Winter Scholar Athlete recipients and be sure to congratulate our tremendous student-athletes when you see them.

Student artwork on display at the Millbrook Free Library

It’s not too late to see student artwork from Elm, Alden, MIllbrook Middle School and Dutchess Day at their annual ART BLAST Art show at the Millbrook Free Library. The art will be on display until April 5th. Check out a photo album of the opening reception here:

Marc Molinaro Comes to Elm Drive!

The first grade classes at Elm Drive learned how our food travels from the farm to the market. Marc Molinaro, our county executive, read the book On the Farm, At the Market by G. Brian Karas as part of Agricultural Literacy Week.  We also learned that it takes a lot of hard work to be a farmer! 

Music in Our Schools Month Concert

On Thursday, March 21, 2019, to celebrate Music in Our Schools Month, an instrumental music concert was held in the High School Auditorium.  Attached are two (2) selections performed by the High School Jazz Band:  "The Theme from Rocky" and "You Make Me Feel So Young."  The student-musicians did a great job!  We thank all the family members and friends who attended. Click the links below to view videos of the performances.

You Make Me Feel So Young

Rocky Theme

International Baccalaureate Students Present Extended Essays to the Board of Education

Six Millbrook Seniors presented their extended essays at the March 19, 2019 Board meeting (one student had another commitment).  These students are diploma-bound candidates in the Millbrook High School International Baccalaureate Programme.  Mrs. Georgia Herring, High School Social Studies teacher and IB Coordinator, and Mrs. Sarah Sullivan, High School Library-Media Specialist & IB Extended Essay Coordinator introduced the students.  The extended essay is a major portion of the capstone for this advanced diploma designation.  The students did a great job and we are very proud of them.


Photo:  (left to right):  Mrs. Sarah Sullivan, Maaike Wiltse, Alyson Prockter, Isabella Lucal, Kara Dennis, Talitha Hussey, Angelina Zeolla, and Mrs. Georgia Herring.  Missing from photo:  Gabrielle Friedman.

Millbrook Junior Juliette Valencia Wins SkillsUSA Regional Competition

Junior Juliette Valencia won First Place in the Cosmetology Jr. Competition of the SkillsUSA Area 4 Regional Competition.  We congratulate Juliette for this award!

Millbrook Students Visit the Fountains

Millbrook High School English teacher Maureen Ackerman took a group of students to The Fountains of Millbrook.  Students and residents of the Fountains discussed books that impacted their lives. Following the discussion, students and residents swapped books.  They will read the chosen books and meet again on April 30, 2019 for another book discussion.  This is the third time the group has met.  Some members of the group will form a panel that will meet on May 18, 2019 at The Millbrook Literary Festival.  The students were given a tour of the Fountains with a focus on artwork and sculptures made by residents.  The students and resident enjoyed each other's company!

Emma Sager Wins First Place - District 1 for Voice of Democracy Writing Contest

Emma Sager won First Place in the Veterans of Foreign War Voice of Democracy Writing Contest as an Outstanding Spokesperson for Democracy.  We extend our sincere congratulations to Emma for this earning this award.


Millbrook Girls' Basketball Team wins Regional Title and participates in New York State Final Four Tournament

The Millbrook Girls' Basketball Team participated in the New York State Class C Girls' Basketball Final Four Tournament on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Hudson Valley Community College in Troy after winning the Regional Championship.  Our Girls did a phenomenal job and we are extremely proud of their great accomplishment!

Millbrook Girls' Basketball Team Heads to New York State Class C Semi-Final Game

The students of the Millbrook Central School District gave the Girls' Basketball Team an enthusiastic send-off to the New York State Class C Semi-Final Game on Thursday, March 14, 2019.  The semi-final game will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 1:30 pm at the Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY.    We are extremely proud of this exceptional group of student-athletes and their coaches, and wish the girls well!

Photo:  (Pictured): Coach Peek, Coach Harkenrider, and the Millbrook Girls' Basketball Team.