Miller Place School District Senior is the Student from New York State Selected to Compete in International Football Tour

The Miller Place School District is proud to announce that Miller Place High School senior Joseph Panico has been selected to participate in the American Football Worldwide (AFW) ELITE High School program. The prestigious football league gives well-accomplished high school football players from throughout the United States an opportunity to travel around the world to compete against the best U19 football players from other countries. This April, Panico and the AFW team will go to Italy to play against the Italian National 19U Team. Panico was the only student from New York State who was selected to participate in this opportunity.

“Joe has been an incredible role model within the Miller Place School District, both as an accomplished athlete and as an engaged community member, and we are honored to support him as he pursues this wonderful opportunity,” said Miller Place School District Superintendent Dr. Marianne Cartisano. “The District offers a wide variety of rigorous academic and athletic opportunities, and we are proud of our student-athletes’ many successes both on and off the field. We are proud to have Joe represent the Miller Place School District as he competes on the international stage, and we wish him the highest level of success.”

In order to qualify for the roster, Head Coach of the USA team, Jim Barnes, selected players based on evaluations of their highlight films. Players need to have been a starter for his high school team on offense, defense or as a specialist, and have a history clear of disciplinary measures. Prior to playing against the Italian team, AFW players will also participate in educational tours of Rome, Vatican City, Tuscany, Siena, Florence, Cinque Terra, Lake Como and Milan.

“This was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. How many players will ever get the chance to play American football in another country?” said Panico. “I’m most looking forward to bonding with new teammates from all over the country in such a short amount of time, playing for my country, and getting to see what the skill level is of the Italian team.”

The Miller Place School District offers a robust athletic program that focuses on helping students improve their athletic ability and fitness in addition to their classroom performance, teamwork, confidence and leadership. Regular athletic activity and participation in school sports also improves memory, increases focus, and helps prevent depression.

“We’re extremely proud of Joe and wish him the best in Italy,” said Miller Place High School Football Coach Greg Murphy. “This opportunity will enable him to create lifelong connections and experience a different country and culture in person.”

American Football Worldwide is committed to providing growth experiences that impact its participants, combining the positive values developed through American football with the education and academic experiences international travel uniquely provides. AFW’s goal is to help young people channel their passion for football, propel them toward a greater understanding of our world, and explore new possibilities and dreams for their future.

“Assembling this team that will have the opportunity and responsibility to represent the USA and American football in Italy has been a rewarding experience in and of itself,” said AFW President Jim Barnes. “It is inspiring getting to know some incredibly ambitious young men and their supportive families who commit to make big dreams become reality.  This international education and athletic tour will be a tremendous growth experience that will expand the horizons for these aspiring student-athletes.  This journey will be used as a springboard that propels our AFW ELITE players to more success in college, collegiate football and in life.”

Students Take Parents Back to School

The Miller Place School District recently organized an opportunity for students at Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School to be joined by their parents and guardians for a fun and exciting evening filled with educational games.  The annual Family Fun Night is a building-wide initiative that is intended to help families become more involved in their children’s education in a positive, stress-free way.

During the event, parents and children worked together to play board games, parachute activities and compete in a series of academic challenges. Students also walked their parents through the many projects and classroom activities they’ve completed thus far during the 2017-2018 school year. Parents and students rotated between activities, giving parents the opportunity to experience the students’ daily gym activities and test their knowledge of fourth grade curriculum.

For more information about the Miller Place School District, please visit www.millerplace.k12.ny.us.

 

 

All the World’s a Stage at Miller Place

The Miller Place School District recently hosted the Bright Star Children’s Theatre performance of an interactive, biographical show about Jackie Robinson at the Laddie A. Decker Elementary School. The show was arranged as part of an initiative to showcase American heroes to help students connect with influential figures in American history while also learning lessons applicable to their daily lives.

During the performance, professional actors dressed in elaborate costumes, acted out Jackie Robinson’s story, from growing up in rural Georgia to his ascent as a Major League Baseball Hall of Fame icon. Student volunteers from the audience also joined the actors onstage to learn about how to overcome bullying without fighting back, and at the end of the performance, students were made aware of the prejudicial struggles a key figure in American history faced.

This event was coordinated by the Miller Place School District as part of its mission to involve students in their education in fun, engaging ways. For more information about the Miller Place School District please visit www.millerplace.k12.ny.us.

 

Miller Place Students Learn About Life through Music

Nationally Renowned Performer Jared Campbell Teaches Miller Place Students to Create a Culture of Respect and Reflection

 

The Miller Place School District recently welcomed back nationally renowned musical performer Jared Campbell as part of the District’s ongoing dedication to creating a culture of respect both in and out of school, and teaching students skills they will use for the rest of their lives.

During the event, Mr. Campbell taught Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School students about creating a positive culture through music. Campbell performed an interactive musical show, “The Blue Project,” in which students sang and clapped while learning important lessons about the value of self-reflection, overcoming obstacles and having a positive outlook on life.

For more information about the Miller Place School District please www.millerplace.k12.ny.us.

 

 

 

 

Miller Place School District Announces Kindergarten Registration Dates at Andrew Muller Primary School

The Andrew Muller Primary School (AMPS) in the Miller Place School District will be holding Kindergarten registration from Monday, March 19, 2018 through Friday, March 23, 2018 from 9:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Registration is by appointment only and will take place in the school’s lobby. Parents or guardians are asked to call the AMPS main office at 631-474-2715 to schedule an appointment.  Children do not need to be brought to the school at this time.

 

Only children who will be five years old on or before December 1, 2018 and are residents of the Miller Place School District are eligible for registration.  New York State’s current mandated immunizations include: 4-5 Polio (IPV/OPV), 4-5 DPT (DTap/DTP), three Hepatitis B, two MMR and two Varivax.  Parents should bring their child’s current immunization record to registration.  Prospective students must also complete a physical examination within one year prior to the start of school.  A completed examination form must be submitted to the AMPS Health Office no later than August 22, 2018.

 

Information and required forms are available online on the district’s website. Please print out these forms, complete them in full and bring them with all the required documentation to your scheduled appointment.

 

 For more information regarding Miller Place Schools and district happenings, please visit the district’s website: http://www.millerplace.k12.ny.us and the Andrew Muller Primary School’s webpage.

Miller Place Students Receive Recognition from Suffolk County for Athletic Excellence

Two Miller Place High School students were recently recognized for their excellence in physical education classes during a recent Suffolk ZONE Physical Education awards ceremony. Students Tyler Ammirato and Keara Thomson were selected by their physical education teachers to receive the “Outstanding Senior Students in Physical Education for 2017-2018” award based on their exemplary effort, attitude, conduct and compassion within the curriculum of physical education.

The Miller Place School District is committed to offering a rigorous physical education program. This recognition is a testament to the District’s ongoing mission to promote student health and wellness.

The Suffolk Zone Chapter of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance distributes this award once per year to outstanding students.

For more information regarding Miller Place Schools and district happenings please visit the district’s website: http://www.millerplace.k12.ny.us/

Miller Place High School Students Sign Letters of Intent

The Miller Place School District recently held a National Letter of Intent signing celebration, which recognized the accomplishments of six students from Miller Place High School who will be playing sports on the collegiate level after graduation.

Athletic coaches from throughout the District joined the student-athletes, who were wearing shirts emblazoned with their respective colleges’ logos, as they officially made their individual college decisions. Students’ decisions include:

Tyler Ammirato   

Marist College                                                                        

Lacrosse

 

Anthony Seymour      

United States Military Academy at West Point                    

Lacrosse

 

Anthony Filippetti    

Marist College                                                                        

Lacrosse

 

Hailey Duchnowski   

Long Island University Post                                                  

Lacrosse

 

Briannagh Smith        

Mercy  College                                                                       

Field Hockey

 

Ally Tarantino      

Monmouth University                                                            

Field Hockey

 

For more information about the Miller Place School District and its students’ many accomplishments, please visit www.millerplace.k12.ny.us.

Miller Place Students “Show they Count” with Unity Day

The Miller Place School District’s Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School recently held its annual Unity Day celebration to take a stand against bullying and instill a strong sense of camaraderie and inclusion within the student body. In partnership with the National Bullying Prevention Center, the Miller Place School District organized this event to unite students in kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Students showed their support by wearing a uniform shirt, their favorite team jersey, or a homemade shirt representing their favorite number to school. Each student in the school showcased his or her number to show that every moment and every student counts.

 

Miller Place Students Build a Better World

As part of a District initiative to promote childhood literacy, more than 120 Miller Place School District third-fifth grade students at Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School recently participated in the New York State Public Library “Build a Better World” reading initiative. Over the summer students were encouraged to go to New York public libraries, check out and read books, and then look to reach different levels of achievement.

 

There were various levels of achievement and potential prizes to be won. To align with the theme of “Build A Better World”, the levels were an Architect, Construction Worker, Electrician, or a Building Inspector. Tasks to achieve each level included filling out graphic organizers, creating book reports and blogging about their literary experiences and critical interpretations. Student raffles ranged from a book baskets, family passes to Fink’s Family Farm, Sky Zone, and the grand prize of an Amazon Echo Dot. The culminating activity consisted of students celebrated their success by participating in a variety of fun educational games and word-based challenges during a “Build a Better World” –themed extravaganza at school. In recognition of their accomplishments, each student received a construction hat and reading certificate.

 

Miller Place Goes Gold for Pediatric Cancer Awareness

Miller Place High School football players and cheerleaders recently wore gold to their football game against Port Jefferson to support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The event was in honor of Tommy Scully, a Miller Place student who passed away last year at the age of 12 due to a brain tumor. The players wore gold socks and the cheerleaders wore gold ribbons to show their support for cancer research. By participating in this event, Miller Place School District students learned to give back to their community and support those suffering from pediatric cancer.

 

For more information about the Miller Place School District, please visit the District’s website: www.millerplace.k12.ny.us orwww.millerplaceinthemedia.com.