• Alden Place Elementary

  • Alden Place Above View

  • Elm Drive Elementary

  • Elm Drive Playground

  • High School

  • High School Gymnasium

  • Athletic Field

  • Middle School and District Office

  • Middle School Auditorium

Community Update Letter - September 18, 2018


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.

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 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

Girls Lacrosse players receive US Lacrosse Honors.







Members of the girls lacrosse team were selected for 2018 US Lacrosse honors. Junior Goalie Claire Martell was named an All-American and Senior Isa Rosenzweig made the All-Academic team. Kaitlyn Daly was named an All-American for the second year, as well as receiving the Jackie Pitts Award, an honor given to one Section IX girls lacrosse senior. Millbrook has had a girls lacrosse player receive this award for the three years it has been in existence. The girls also helped lead the Varsity team to their third consecutive Sectional Championship this May. 

Jr. Interact Club - Pie-in-the-Face

   Mr. Ahern was the "lucky" recipient of the Annual Jr. Interact Club Pie-in-the-Face. The Jr. Interact Club raised funds to be donated to the St. Jude's Children Hospital.

High School Student-Musicians Recognized by the Board of Education

At the June 4, 2018 Millbrook Board of Education meeting, Mrs. Alexis Bresnahan, Mr. Dan Dunninger, and our student-musicians who participated in the Music in the Parks Festival were recognized by the Board of Education for earning high honors at the competition festival.  Mrs. Bresnahan, Mr. Dunninger and the student-musicians received Recognition for Excellence certificates from the Board and administration.  Many parents also attended to help the District acknowledge our student-musicians and their teachers.

Invitation to Attend: June 11, 2018 Public Forum

Alden Place Students Learn About 3D Printing

Alden students tour the Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center at SUNY New Paltz to learn about 3D printing and attend a workshop at the Center for Innovation in Education to use software to encrypt items with Braille.


International Baccalaureate Students Apply Science Inquiry Approach in Real World Setting

IB Biology and IB Chemistry students followed the steps of scientific inquiry in a real world setting. Groups posed a research question and collected data at the Cary Institute. Their data analysis and conclusions as well as the connection to the international dimension will be presented in poster format. A special thank you to Michelle Forester at IES and our senior intern Carina Jimenez!

National Honor Society Students Hike For a Local Charity

Image of National Honor Society Students

The Millbrook National Honor Society hiked for hunger at James Baird State Park.  They raised over $700 for the Dutchess County food bank!
A BBQ followed hosted by their advisers; Mrs. Herring and Mrs Petta.  Congratulations on a wonderful community service event. 

Thank You!

The Board of Education, administration, faculty, staff and students thank you for your support of the 2018-2019 Millbrook Central School District budget.

Valedictorian & Salutatorian Recognized

Pictured (left to right):  Jim Greene, Ruth Greene, Aaron Greene, Isabella Rosenzweig & Cynthia Rosenzweig.

The first Dutchess County Honor Student Recognition Breakfast was held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.  The event celebrated academic excellent of honor students from all high schools in Dutchess County.  Representing Millbrook from the Class of 2018 were:  Aaron Greene, Valedictorian and Isabella Rosenzweig.  Also in attendance were Aaron’s parents - Jim Greene & Ruth Greene, and Isabella’s mother - Cynthia Rosenzweig.

Feigelson wins First Place in MHAL Tournament

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, Dan Feigelson competed in the third day of the MHAL Section IX Tennis Tournament held at Bard College.  We are happy to inform you that Dan captured First Place and brought home the Gold Medal.  Dan had a phenomenal season record of 12 wins and 1 loss.  We all extend our congratulations to Dan on his fantastic accomplishment and wish him well as he move on to Sectionals.

Parade Rescheduled for Sunday, May 20th at 4:00 PM

The parade originally scheduled on Saturday, May 19th, to honor our New York State Champion Girls’ Basketball team has been moved to Sunday, May 20th at 4:00 pm due to the weather forecast.  The parade will run from the Bank of Millbrook to the Band Shell.  We invite any students who would like to walk in the parade, and help carry banners, to arrive at the Bank of Millbrook at 3:30 pm.  We hope the weather cooperates.  Thank you.

Millbrook's Annual K-12 Merritt Bookstore Art Show

There are still a few more days to check out Artwork at the Merritt Bookstore! The artwork can be seen during bookstore hours until Monday May 21st. If you were not able to make it to the opening reception, check out a slideshow of the show here.


Congratulations Millbrook Tribute Garden Merit Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to two of our senior students, David Haetty and Madeline Lacey. 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.

Board of Education Members Receive New York State School Boards Association Awards

The New York State School Boards Association's School Board U Recognition Program is designed to recognize extensive time and effort for School Board Members who strive to continually expand their governance knowledge and skills.  There are four levels of awards, based on developmental sessions attended by board members.  Level 1-Board Achievement Award; Level 2-Board Excellence Award; Level 3- Board Mastery Award; and Level 4-Board Lifetime Achievement Award.

Millbrook High School Musicians Receive Awards

The Millbrook High School Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble & Concert Choir participated in the Music In The Parks Festival on May 5, 2018 at Six Flags. The Millbrook High School Concert Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Alexis Bresnahan, received a well-deserved Second Place trophy!