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.

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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