Miller Place School District Forges Bonds Across the Pond

Miller Place School District senior student at Miller Place High School, Joseph Panico, recently participated in the prestigious American Football Worldwide (AFW) ELITE High School program. The 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. Panico and the AFW team recently returned from their trip with a 28-7 victory against the Italian National 19U Team, the team’s 4th consecutive victory. Panico was the only student from New York State who was selected to participate in this opportunity.

“I loved getting to practice in different European cities each day and meeting with the Italian team,” said Panico. “After the game both teams shared stories and experiences from our home countries and we broadened each other’s cultural perspectives.”

The Miller Place School District offers a rigorous athletic program that helps students improve their athletic ability and fitness in addition to their classroom performance, teamwork, confidence and leadership. This opportunity was part of the Miller Place School District’s commitment to providing students with a variety of athletic and cultural experiences in which they can broaden both their physical and intellectual skills. To learn more about the Miller Place School District please visit:



Elementary School Students Receive Trees for Arbor Day

Rocky Point Lion’s Club and Local Legislators Give Miller Place School District 4th Grade Students Saplings to Symbolize Hope


More than 200 Miller Place School District 4th grade students at Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School recently received pine tree saplings during the school’s annual celebration of Arbor Day. Town of Brookhaven Councilwoman Jane Bonner, Supervisor Edward Romaine and members of the Rocky Point Lion’s Club distributed more than 200 pine tree saplings to students while our special guests discussed the importance of trees and protecting the environment. Students then took the trees home to plant in a symbolic gesture of hope for the future. The act of planting a tree symbolized a belief that the tree will grow and, someday, provide wood, a wildlife habitat, erosion control, shelter from the wind and sun, beauty, and inspiration for years to come.

This event is sponsored by the Rocky Point Lion’s Club and supported by the Town of Brookhaven, and is part of the Miller Place School District’s commitment to the environment. For more information please visit