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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District held a meeting on Tuesday, June 4. 

The Safety Committee presented its goals review, including the Board of Education (BOE) Student and Staff Safety/Security Goals. The committee will continue to work to provide a safe and secure environment for all students and staff, and by the end of the 2018-19 school year, will provide evidence of building safety and security protocols to reflect recommendations from Altaris and/or the school resource officer (SRO).

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Environmental stewardship award seeks nominees

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MILLBROOK — Those who volunteer to help their local environmental community may qualify for two new annual awards offered by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC). The first will recognize a Dutchess County municipality for its outstanding local environmental stewardship and the second will single out a Dutchess County volunteer of the year.

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Dutchess Day School holds science fair

MILLBROOK — Dutchess Day School hosted a science fair on Tuesday, Feb. 28, open to students in grades four through eight. Students posited various questions and presented results to judges.
Eighth-grader Gavin Schneible asked, “Do different materials affect the pressure of a fire extinguisher?” while seventh-grader Peter Fousek looked at different windmill blade designs.

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Lions pick winning posters

MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Lions Club honored the local winners of the Annual Peace Poster contest at its monthly meeting on Feb. 15.
Jack Bellardo and Rose Grosskoph, both eighth-graders at St. Joseph’s School in Millbrook, received a $50 gift certificate to the Merritt Bookstore for posters depicting a world without violence.

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Millbrook Scout paints his path to becoming an Eagle

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MILLBROOK — Isaac Toonkel is a 17-year-old senior at Millbrook High School who is soon to be an Eagle Scout for Pack 31. To become an Eagle Scout, a Boy Scout must complete a community service project, such as building a bench for a local park.
Toonkel said he knew for his project he wanted to use art because it is his passion; it’s also something that the community could see and enjoy. Toonkel decided to paint a mural in the Millbrook Public Library.

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Taking steps to Hunt for a Cure

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MILLBROOK — “My uncle was 53 when he passed away from lung cancer. I watched the whole thing happen. It was awful. I really couldn’t deal with it. I thought what could I do and decided to throw together a fundraiser,” said Danielle Grosse, founder and president of Hunting for a Cure, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to find a cure for lung cancer.

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Middle school jumps high for hearts

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MILLBROOK — Students of Millbrook Middle School jumped high for Jump Rope for Heart on Thursday, Feb. 23.
In the middle school gym students were ready to have fun and get some exercise, all while raising awareness for the national fundraising program, which teaches young children about community service, healthy living and physical activity.

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Culinary camping food for Boy Scout ceremony

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MILLBROOK — Six 5th-grade boys began the evening as Webelos II and left as Boy Scouts during the annual Blue & Gold Banquet on Friday, Feb. 24. The families of Pack 31 gathered at Alden Place Elementary in Millbrook for a special community evening.

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Millbrook students hit a high note with SUNY Potsdam trip

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook High School Concert Choir showed off its vocal skills recently to the professors and students of SUNY Potsdam.
Alexis Clements is the teacher of general and choral music for Millbrook Middle School and Millbrook High School. Under Clements’ direction 31 students from the high school choir were able to travel to SUNY Potsdam for a two-day workshop with Professor Rebecca Reames and SUNY’s Crane Concert Choir. Reames is an associate professor of music at The Crane School of Music at Potsdam.

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‘The Monster Returns’ to the Merritt Bookstore

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MILLBROOK — The monster has returned to Merritt Bookstore.
Author and illustrator Peter McCarty, who wrote and illustrated the children’s book, “Jeremy Draws a Monster,” recently introduced to the Merritt bookstore his new book and sequel, “The Monster Returns.”
“Jeremy Draws a Monster” is about a boy who stays inside instead of playing with the neighborhood children and draws a monster that comes to life. The monster starts to become a pain and Jeremy has to figure out a way to get rid of it.

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‘Journey of the Universe’

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MILLBROOK — The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies screened the film, “Journey of the Universe: An Epic Story of Transformation,” on Friday, Feb. 10 and filled the auditorium.
“Journey of the Universe” is a documentary that offers a perspective on the close relationship humans have with the Earth, the environment and the resulting social crisis. The film takes audiences from the Big Bang Theory to how the presence of humans has already strongly impacted the earth.

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