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SingaPalooza 2017

On Friday, March 3rd, our Millbrook Choral Program hosted its annual Music in Our Schools Month celebration, SingaPalooza!

188 singers from Alden Place, Millbrook Middle, and Millbrook High Schools participated in singing activities and performances throughout the day. This year, we were excited to invite Measure 4 Measure, an a cappella group from Vassar College, to perform and work with us as the culmination of our day. Music Inspires!

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SingaPalooza 2017

MCSD Staff Honored

On Wednesday, March 8th, district custodians, cafeteria staff and First Student bus drivers were honored for their service to our schools with a breakfast at Millbrook Middle School. Seventh grade student, Gianna Leonardi, came up with the idea. She wanted to make sure her bus driver and all the other "behind the scenes" staff here in our district knew how much we appreciate them. Her idea was supported by school counselor Mrs. Hains and teacher Erin Hicks. Culinary student, Angelina Dube helped with preparations and 7th grader Angelina Molino helped cook and serve breakfast alongside Gianna. A big thank you to all of our support staff for everything you do to make our district a better place for our students!

MCSD Staff Honored
MCSD Staff Honored

MHS Artists Display Work at Kent Art Association

High school students in Mrs. Barnes’ and Mrs. Cring’s classes have artwork on display at Kent Art Association. This annual exhibit in Kent, Connecticut showcases student artwork by local schools. At the opening reception this past weekend, Elisa Butterick won an Award of Excellence for her sculpture, "In Memory of My Hand".

For more pictures of the show, check out the slideshow on the Art Department video page here:

Please join us in congratulating all of this years participants!

Carson DeMan, Ann Marie Hummel, Victoria Bonadonna, Alex Censi, Abigail Hackbarth, Erica Gartelmann, Madisen Hall, Diana Mihans, Erik Manfredi, Elisa Butterick, Ola Kowalska, Elizabeth Smith, Talitha Hussey, April Stebbins, Brianna Morano, Emilie Cottrell and Laura-Lee McComie.

Kent Art Show 2017

DCMEA Elementary All-County Chorus

On February 24th and 25th, 5 members of the 5th and 6th grade choruses participated in the DCMEA Elementary All-County Chorus which our district hosted this year!. These students were selected for this honor choir by audition in December and represented Millbrook in exceptional rehearsals and a culminating concert performance with students from across Dutchess County!

Congratulations to our talented students and a HUGE thank you to our District Parents, Staff and Administration for helping us to host this wonderful event! We could not have done it without you!!!

Pictured below are Alden Place 5th Grade Chorus members and Alternates (from left to right) Serafina Fauci, Kate Gehlhoff, Olivia Wynkoop, Karis Slaughter, Samantha Morais, and Ilana Schaad; and Middle School Chorus Members Lorraine Affigne and Sophia Gareri.

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MHS Students Participated In A Cappella Invitational

On Friday, February 10th, the Blazer Belles participated in the 3rd Annual A Cappella Invitational hosted by Hyde Park at FDR High School. Our ladies spent the afternoon in an a cappella workshop presented by the Vassar Devils, along with 6 other area high school a cappella groups, including FDR's Presidents Men and First Ladies, as well as the Dover Treblemakers. Each group then presented a concert performance featuring that evening - special thanks to FDR for inviting and hosting us!

Additionally, the Blazer Belles and MHS Jazz Band presented our annual Valentine's Cabaret Concert on February 16th in the MHS Cafeteria - though occurring on a particularly busy night due to the snow date, it was very well attended and a successful fundraiser for the Millbrook Music Boosters!

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MMS Students Participated In The DCMEA Jr. High All-County Chorus

On January 27 and 28th, 5 members of the 7th and 8th grade chorus participated in the DCMEA Jr. High All-County Chorus at Dover Union Free School District. Chloe Pfeifer, CJ Chanowsky, Matthew Guardiola, Emily Mayo, and Kathleen Meyer were selected for this honor choir by audition in September, and represented Millbrook in exceptional rehearsals and a culminating concert performance with students from across Dutchess County!

Congratulations to our talented students!

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DCMEA Jr. High All-County Chorus DCMEA Jr. High All-County Chorus

MMS Robotics Team Advance To The Final 12

The Millbrook Middle School "Flipping Friends" made it to the Final 12 teams in a recent Hudson Valley robotics competition! MMS is the only remaining team from Dutchess County; they will be competing against the very best in Research/ Innovative Solution, Core Values, Robot Design and Robot Performance at Dutchess Community College on February 25, 2017. Congratulations to coach Bill Yager and our talented students!

Flipping Friends

Alden Place Students Prepare for Upcoming Science Fair

On Monday, 2/6, Alden Place students, who signed up for the upcoming STEAM Fair (Science Fair), had the opportunity to speak to scientists from the Cary Institute. This has been an annual tradition for many years where students can talk about their project/experiments and get input from the experts.

Dr. Esposito, Dr. Lochet, Ms. Forster, Mr. Ross, and Mrs. Kelly met with the students and were able to guide them in their upcoming endeavor for the science fair. We are very grateful that they take time out of their busy schedules to meet with our future scientists.


National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony Held On January 25th

On Wednesday, January 25th, twenty-four 8th grade students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. These students exemplify the four pillars of NJHS: leadership, scholarship, character and service. Mrs Knapp, NJHS advisor, opened the event and was joined by four members inducted last year, who explained the four pillars and encouraged inductees to continue to uphold each one. In her closing remarks Dr. Amori urged these "best and brightest" to serve others in unity to promote harmony and discourse.

Pictured below, Mr. D'Angelo, Superintendent of Schools, administering the NJHS pledge to our new National Junior Honor Society inductees.

Congratulations students!

NJHS Induction

Millbrook Artists Display Work at "ART BLAST", An Annual Exhibit At The Millbrook Library

Students in Mrs. Barnes’ and Mrs. Schmid’s classes have artwork on display at the Millbrook Town Library. This annual exhibit showcases the artwork by local schools including Elm Drive, Alden Place, Millbrook Middle School and The Dutchess Day School. There is still time to view the artwork, the display will be up until February 11th! Check out a video from the opening reception on the Art Department video page here:

Art Blast 2017

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