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Elm Drive Elementary School Practices an Emergency Drill

Emergency Drill

On Thursday February 21, 2013, a practice emergency drill, consisting of evacuation and sheltering components, was conducted for the students and staff of the Elm Drive Elementary School. The evacuation drill began at 12:45 p.m. and ended around 1:30 p.m. The students and staff left Elm Drive Elementary around 12:45 p.m. and walked to the Millbrook Village Hall. The students were then assembled and sheltered in the gymnasium of the Village Hall. Attendance was taken. Students were then loaded on school buses and transported back to Elm Drive Elementary. The last students got off the bus and re-entered their school around 1:30 p.m.

MMS Participates in Jump Rope for Heart

Jump Rope for Heart

Thursday Feb. 21 was the 5th Annual Middle School Jump Rope for Heart Party, held after school in the middle school gym. Mr. Joe Carbone organized the event for students and their families--76 MMS participated! MHS students, parents, and teachers were on hand to help out and cheer on our volunteers. We are really proud of our students and their willingness to give of themselves to benefit others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100 Days Smarter

100th Day of School

On Wednesday, February 20, 2013, the students in Elm Drive Elementary School celebrated the 100th day of school for the 2012-2013 school year. Many students wore a “crown” or “badge” that highlighted the 100th Day of School. Students, when asked, stated the following about the 100th Day of School:

• We know each other 100x better!

• We get to count 100 objects to represent the 100 days.

• We are now closer to summer vacation than we are to the first day of school.

• We are “kings & queens” of the school since we are 100 days smarter!

Various learning activities were associated with the concept of the 100th day of school.

 

Alden Place Elementary School's Annual Talent Show

Alden Talent Show

Alden Place Elementary School had their annual Talent Show on February 20th. Students in grades 3-5 entertained the audience throughout the evening by singing, playing instruments, dancing and performing comedy skits. It was an enjoyable evening for everyone involved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Grade Students Visit the Millbrook Public Library

First Grade Students visit the MPL

Mrs. Dorsman's First Grade students visited the Millbrook Public Library on February 20, 2013. During their visit, Mrs. Frenzel read a book to them titled, Knuffle Bunny. The book was about the adventures of a little girl and her toy bunny that goes everywhere with her.

 

 

 

A Special Valentine's Day Tradition in Mrs. Link's Class

Mrs. Link's Valentine's Day TraditionMaryellen Link’s Fifth Grade students received Valentine’s Day cards that she personalized specifically for each of them. Mr. D’Angelo, Superintendent of Schools, passed them out for her. The cards were composed of specific personality traits that each student possesses. Mrs. Link discussed with her class the thought process she used to write the cards. She also shared that these cards are a view into who each student is based on their special personality “gifts”. Mrs. Link told them to refer to the cards when they are having a difficult time or when they want to regain focus. She told them that these cards are “gifts” to let each one of them know how much of a “gift” they are to the world! Special memories for a lifetime!

6th Grade Virtual Field Trip

Mr. Yager's Virtual Field Trip

The 6th grade students in Mr. Yager's class took a virtual field trip to the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta Canada on February 14, 2013. Students traveled back in time through the Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras. They spent a considerable amount of time in the Mesozoic Era examining dinosaurs, bones and fossils from the Jurassic and Cretaceous time periods as they interacted, via distance learning, with science educators from the museum.  The Virtual Field Trip was provided at no cost to the District by Core BTS.

 

 

Volleyball Team honored by the Dutchess County Legislature

Volleyball Team Recognized

On February 11, 2013, the Dutchess County Legislature honored the Millbrook Varsity Volleyball team for their phenomenal season. Each student-athlete was presented with a personalized certificate. Legislator Kelsey read a proclamation recognizing the team. The event was a great tribute for the student-athletes and their coaches.

Board of Education Members Recognized

School Board Members receive award

Mr. Joseph Forte and Mr. John Rudy were recognized for excellence by the New York State School Boards Association and the Millbrook Central School District during the February 4, 2013 Board of Education Meeting.  Mr. Thomas Hurley, Board of Education President, presented them with the New York State School Boards Association's Board of Excellence Award.  The District wants to thank them for continually striving to enhance their knowledge and skills of school board governance. 

Coach Shawn Stoliker Recognized

Coach Shawn Stoliker Recognized

Shawn Stoliker, physical education teacher at Millbrook High School was recognized by Mr. D'Angelo at the January 22, 2013 BOE meeting for his successful season as coach of the both Regional and Sectional Volleyball team. Coach Stoliker has been praised not only for his skill as a coach, but for his commitment to teaching his team good values and sportsmanship. This past year he received the Poughkeepsie Journal Coach of the Year award, which is voted on by all the coaches in the league, demonstrating his collegiality and good sportsmanship.

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