Panther Pride

The Miller Place School District (MPSD) recently welcomed alumni and friends back to Miller Place for its annual Homecoming Weekend on October 13, 2018. Throughout the week, students and District faculty exhibited their school spirit and Panther pride in anticipation of the parade and big football game that took place over the weekend. This year’s festivities included Pajama Day, Wacky Wednesday, Character Day, and Spirit Day.


“Homecoming weekend is always a great opportunity for the community to express our panther pride and rally our students to support their peers in athletics, academics, and extracurricular activities,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marianne Cartisano. “It is always a great weekend for all of us, especially when we can share the excitement with our families, friends and former students who join us for festivities.”


To kick off the beginning of spirit week, students celebrated Pajama Day, coming to school dressed in their coziest and most colorful pajamas. On Wacky Wednesday, students sported their most imaginative and wildest outfits wearing mismatched socks, neon colored clothing, and silly hairstyles. On Character Day, the hallways were full of students dressed as their favorite persona. Outfits ranged from Disney characters to professional athletes to literature characters and historical figures. On Spirit Day, students dressed in school colors to exhibit their Panther pride. Winners of the homecoming court were announced during the pep rally celebration. Sean McNulty and Laura Broome, two members of the senior class, were crowned as 2018-2019 Spirit Week’s Homecoming King and Queen.


On Homecoming day, Panther cheerleaders, members of the MPHS pep band, and students from each building in the District marched alongside the handcrafted and decade-themed homecoming floats. Also in attendance was Mr. Chris Pendergast, a Miller Place resident and courageous fighter of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The parade began at the Miller Place Fire Department South and navigated to the high school’s football field where the MPHS Panther’s football team played against the Comsewogue Warriors. The Panthers took home the win, defeating the Warriors 28-15.


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