NCRMS Announces November Coupons for Character Recipients

MILLER PLACE, NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 2020)—The Miller Place School District’s North Country Road Middle School (NCRMS) is proud to announce its November Coupons for Character recipients—Trianna Corrodus, grade 6; Brennan Sock, grade 7; Nick Calandrino, grade 8—who are being recognized for acting as positive role models, promoting respect and encouraging their peers to build a caring school community.

Each month, the names of students who have demonstrated exceptional character are put into a container in the building’s main office. When the month concludes, three students’ names are randomly selected to receive accolades for their leadership. Students whose names were put into the jar, but not selected, earn a letter of recognition for their commitment to making NCRMS an outstanding place to learn and gain leadership skills.

For more information about the Miller Place School District, please visit the District’s website at www.millerplace.k12.ny.us. To read more about the great things happening in Miller Place schools, visit www.millerplaceinthemedia.com and ‘like’ our Facebook page: @MillerPlaceSchoolDistrict.

Gratitude DRIVES the Miller Place School District

North Country Road Middle School Students Celebrate Bus Driver Appreciation Day

MILLER PLACE, NEW YORK (DECEMBER 2020)—In recognition of their gratitude and appreciation, North Country Road Middle School Student Government in Miller Place organized a drive-up hot breakfast and coffee station for the District’s transportation team. The annual initiative, Bus Driver Appreciation Day, acknowledges all the hard work, flexibility and dedication of the District’s bus drivers who ensure the safety of our students while traveling between home and school. The leadership and unique qualities displayed by each driver every morning and afternoon is an inspiration to our students to put their best foot forward and lead with kindness.

Panthers Take it to the Next Level

Miller Place High School Celebrates Collegiate Signings for Student Athletes

MILLER PLACE, NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 2020)—It’s that time of year again for Miller Place High School’s talented student-athletes—collegiate signings! The Miller Place School District recently celebrated the long-time accomplishments and hard work of their student-athlete seniors who will be on their way to play collegiate sports at the conclusion of this school year.

“The Miller Place Athletic Department is excited and proud to promote the achievements of these four student-athletes,” said Ron Petrie, Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Health. “Their commitments represent years and years of individual hard work, along with the dedication, sacrifice and support of their parents, families & coaches.”

Nicholas Belvedere will be attending Manhattan College, the Jaspers, with business as his intended major. Nicholas will be playing D1 lacrosse, under Drew Kelleher’s coaching, in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).

Ashley Bonitch will be attending Manhattan College to play D1 lacrosse under Coach Jenna Dingler in the MAAC. Ashley intends to obtain her undergraduate degree in mathematics.

Alexa Corbin will be attending Rutgers University where she intends to pursue a duel major in biology and chemistry. Alexa will be playing lacrosse for the Scarlet Knights in the BIG-10 conference under the coaching of Melissa Lehman. Angelina Harris will be taking her talents across the country to Arizona State University, the Sun Devils, and will pursue a major in biological sciences. Under the coaching of Bob Bowman, Angelina will take part in the PAC-12 conference for D1 swimming.

Two MPHS Students Recognized by Suffolk Zone Chapter of NYSAHPERD

Congratulations Vinny Maronski and Chloe Anthony for Being Recognized for Outstanding Leadership in Physical Education

MILLER PLACE, NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 2020)Miller Place High School seniors Chloe Anthony and Vinny Maronski have been selected for the Outstanding Leadership in Physical Education honor by the Suffolk Zone Chapter of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (NYSAHPERD).

Each year, physical education teachers from each school district in Suffolk County nominate their best physical education students, one female and one male, for this honorable distinction. The selected students not only possess stellar athletic ability but also embody the values of teamwork, leadership, and integrity. The Miller Place School District continues to provide students with opportunities to remain active while helping develop beneficial life-long skills.

NCRMS Student Participates in Countywide Ensemble for Tuba

Congratulations Lexi Davis on Participating in the 40thAnnual SCMEA Day of Tuba and Euphonium

MILLER PLACE, NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 2020)—One of Miller Place School District’s finest musicians, Lexi Davis, an eighth grader at North Country Road Middle School, recently participated in the 40th Annual Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association (SCMEA) Day of Tuba and Euphonium, at Smithtown High School East. The event, which took place live and virtually this year, provided Lexi the opportunity to collaborate with several other musically talented students across Long Island in a unique setting that fosters creativity at various skill levels.

For more information about the Miller Place School District, please visit the District’s website at www.millerplace.k12.ny.us. To read more about the great things happening in Miller Place schools, visit www.millerplaceinthemedia.com and ‘like’ our Facebook page: @MillerPlaceSchoolDistrict.

Five Miller Place Students Receive Commended Scholar Designation

Congratulations Devin Becker, Isabella Bierdzinski, Tony Chang, Mei Frawley and Michael Luo

Miller Place, New York (November 2020)—Congratulations to Miller Place High School’s five students—Devin Becker, Isabella Bierdzinski, Tony Chang, Mei Frawley, and Michael Luo—who have been named Commended Scholars in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. The students recently placed in the top five percent of the 1.5 million high school students who participated in the nationwide 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, earning them the Commended Scholar designation. In recognition of their scholastic achievement, each student will receive a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

AMPS has Pumpkin to Talk About

MPSD Incorporates Multidisciplinary Learning in Celebration of Halloween

Miller Place, N.Y. (November 2020)—Students and staff at Andrew Muller Primary School (AMPS) in the Miller Place School District had pumpkin to talk about during the building’s recent Pumpkin Patch event for kindergarteners. Together, AMPS’ young students commemorated the holiday through a multidisciplinary approach by incorporating English Language Arts (ELA) and science to engage in imaginative ways. In ELA, classes took pen to paper for a writing assignment that utilized adjectives and sentences to describe the students’ perspectives of pumpkins. In science, classes assessed and analyzed the growth of pumpkins, as well as the life cycle.

NCRMS Announces Coupons for Character Recipients

Miller Place’s Middle School Students Recognized for Exceptional Character

North Country Road Middle School in Miller Place is excited to announce its Coupons for Characters recipients for September Brett Winslow, grade 6; Joe Terranova, grade 7; Carolena Hanauer, grade 8. These distinguished students were recognized for serving as positive role models, promoting respect and encouraging their peers to build a caring school community. Each month, the names of students who have demonstrated exceptional character are put into a container in the building’s main office. At the end of the month, three students’ names are randomly selected to receive a prize for their leadership. Students whose names were put into the jar, but not selected, receive a letter of recognition for their commitment to making NCRMS an outstanding place to learn and gain leadership skills.

BRETT WINSLOW, GRADE 6, WAS SELECTED AS A SEPTEMBER COUPON FOR CHARACTER RECIPIENT.

JOE TERRANOVA, GRADE 7, WAS SELECTED AS A SEPTEMBER COUPON FOR CHARACTER RECIPIENT

CAROLENA HANAUER, GRADE 8, WAS SELECTED AS A SEPTEMBER COUPON FOR CHARACTER RECIPIENT.

NCRMS Library Announces Summer Reading Challenge Prize Recipient

Sixth Grader Dylan Lempin Receives Kindle for Summer Reading Success

Miller Place, New York (October 2020)—With the 2020-21 school year in full swing, North Country Road Middle School in the Miller Place School District has concluded its NCRMS Library Summer Reading Challenge and is pleased to announce this year’s prize recipientsixth grader Dylan Lempin. In recognition of his hard work and success in the program, Dylan was presented with a brand-new Kindle Fire 7, a generous donation from the Miller Place PTO.

Throughout the summer, NCRMS students were encouraged to keep a record of the books they read and complete tasks on the library’s Choice Board, an interactive learning menu that enables students to have a choice in their work. Tasks ranged from “read a biography” and “read an award-winning book” to more complex like “if you could step into a book you’ve read, which one would it be and why?” and “write a letter to a character in one of your books.”

The NCRMS Library Summer Reading Challenge encourages students to continue reading throughout the summer months to enhance their independent reading skills, expand their vocabulary, and broaden their ideas and experiences. All NCRMS students that participated in the program, and successfully completed it, had their name submitted into the raffle for this year’s prize.

Sixth Grader Dylan Lempin with NCRMS Principal Mr. Matt Clark.

Miller Place Teacher Recognized by LI Language Teachers, Inc.

MPSD Teacher TinaMarie DeFalco Featured in LILT’s Newsletter

Miller Place, New York (October 2020)—The Miller Place Union Free School District is proud to announce that TinaMarie DeFalco, a World Language educator in the District, was recognized by the Long Island Language Teachers, Inc. (LILT) for her outstanding contributions in making a difference in the lives of her students and colleagues. TinaMarie, who teaches French at North Country Road Middle School and Miller Place High School, was selected to be interviewed and featured in LILT’s September newsletter.

With a desire and passion to help others, coupled with her interest in world languages and cultures, TinaMarie always believed she was destined to become a teacher. In college, TinaMarie enrolled in French and Italian courses to study the grammar and cultures of the two languages. It was then she decided to obtain a Bachelor of Art in French as her avenue to pursue a career in education to help others and share her love of languages.

As a third-year world language educator, TinaMarie discussed how presenting yourself as an organized individual and developing an organizational style that matches your instructional style will positively contribute to your professional career. Many of TinaMarie’s successes as an educator can be attributed to the confidence and passion she demonstrates for teaching. Her ability to motivate Miller Place’s students to become excited about learning a second language has been a cornerstone of her success as a teacher and mentor.

Last year, TinaMarie presented at LILT’s Annual Conference and will be returning as co-presenter this November. Her participation in the organization has been key in developing professional relationships with colleagues and friends in her field throughout Long Island. The Long Island Language Teachers, Inc. is composed of Long Island’s most distinguished language educators for K-16 and supervisors of World Languages, ENL (English as a New Language), and ASL (American Sign Language). The organization is committed to providing ample opportunities to develop content knowledge, pedagogical and professional skills for the member and its students.