Panther Players Return with Spring Musical

Miller Place Theatre Students Present: Les Misérables

MILLER PLACE, NEW YORK (APRIL 2021)—The Miller Place Panther Players returned to stage with an all-star cast for its spring production of Les Misérables: School Edition. While students took the stage, patrons opened their devices at their convenience to enjoy a pre-recorded streaming beyond the walls of Miller Place High School. 

Throughout the last six months, Miller Place’s theatre students dedicated their time after school in small groups, divided by cohorts, to rehearse their lines and become accommodated to new safety guidelines on stage. One month prior to production, the Panther Players were able to begin full cast rehearsals with its cast, crew and pit orchestra.

The Miller Place School District is incredibly proud of its 78 students; TinaMarie DeFalco, director; Terrie Troyano, musical director; Katherine Butera, vocal director; Kristin Laudicina, assistant director; and Jenna Ely, stage manager; for streaming the production and giving the Miller Place community the opportunity to enjoy their performance virtually.

The tickets and streaming were facilitated through ShowTix4U, an online ticketing solution for education entities, theatre and dance productions. For more information, please visit:

Teddy Bear Care

AMPS Students in Miller Place Learn to Perform Medical Assistance from Local Frontline Heroes

MILLER PLACE, NEW YORK (APRIL 2021)—Miller Place’s kindergarten students at Andrew Muller Primary School (AMPS) recently transformed their classrooms, in-person and virtual, into an emergency care facility—for stuffed animals! The Teddy Bear Clinic, a free injury prevention program sponsored by the Trauma Center at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, provides a hands-on learning experience for young children to better understand how to provide medical assistance. 

With their surgical caps on, AMPS’s students worked as medical professionals to diagnose their bears’ illnesses or injuries and determine the appropriate treatment procedures. The student-doctors even filled out medical forms to reflect on their roles as providers. Stony Brook nurses discussed important safety initiatives the young students can proactively take to protect themselves from injury like wearing a seatbelt while in a moving vehicle and a helmet when riding a bike or scooter.

NCRMS’s March Coupons for Character Recipients

Congratulations Noelle Nania, Aubrey Earle and Isabella Schuster

MILLER PLACE, NEW YORK (APRIL 2021)—Miller Place’s North Country Road Middle School (NCRMS) recently recognized three students— Noelle Nania, sixth grade; Aubrey Earle, seventh grade; and Isabella Schuster, eighth grade—with exceptional character as its March Coupons for Character recipients. The initiative rewards NCRMS students who serve as positive role models, promote respect and help NCRMS build a caring school community.

Each month, students who have demonstrated exceptional character have their name placed into a container in the main office and at the end of the month, three students’ names are randomly selected to receive a prize for their leadership. Every student whose name made it into the jar receives a letter home in recognition for their commitment to making NCRMS a great place to learn and gain leadership skills.

Miller Place Mathematicians Multiply their Success

28 Students from North Country Road Middle School Participate in MathCON

MILLER PLACE, NEW YORK (APRIL 2021)—Twenty-eight of North Country Road Middle School’s young mathematicians calculated the means to success while challenging themselves to the 2021 MathCON competition, amid a global pandemic. Three students—Christopher Barton, grade 9; Stephen Ye, grade 7; and Jonathan Bang, grade 7—will now advance to the final round of the competition. Additionally, eighth graders Lucy Chang and Matthew Cirrito earned spots as alternate finalists and have an opportunity to compete depending on competition enrollment. 

As part of the competition process, students were challenged to a 40-minute online exam comprised of several multiple-choice questions. The exam includes problems of varying degrees of difficulty, enabling all students to be challenged at the same level. The competition, spearheaded by Ms. Maureen Radday and Ms. Corinne D’Andrea, provided Miller Place’s students an opportunity to showcase their ingenuity and knowledge of mathematics.

MathCON, a national nonprofit mathematics organization, provides students across the nation with an educational opportunity to challenge themselves against other students in an effort to enhance their mathematics interest and earn scholarship opportunities.

Not pictured: Christopher Barton