NCRMS Students Just Keep Swimming

NCRMS Science Club Partners with NY Marine Rescue Center to Rehabilitate Sea Turtle

MILLER PLACE, NEW YORK (OCTOBER 2021) — In partnership with the NY Marine Rescue Center, the North Country Road Middle School (NCRMS) Science Club’s adopted turtle, “Peachy Keen,” was released back into the ocean at Tiana Beach in Hampton Bays. Taking part in the event were six NCRMS students and their parents along with Science Club Advisor, Mrs. Opitz, and Math & Science K-12 Curriculum Specialist, Matthew Baruch.

Since being released in August, Peachy Keen has made his way across the south shore of Long Island and has been most recently tagged on the south shore of Nassau County near Long Beach, NY. The NY Marine Rescue Center is currently working in collaboration with Canon to create a book about the program which will include NCRMS students’ experiences and photos about Peachy Keen’s rehabilitation and journey back to the ocean.

For more information on Peachy Keen, please visit the NY Marine Rescue Center Tracking site at, scroll down to the maps, and click on Peachy Keen to track his movement along the Fire Island seashore.

Miller Place Senior Named to USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Team

Liam Preston, Grade 12, Recognized for both Academic and Athletic Success 

MILLER PLACE, NEW YORK (OCTOBER 2021) — Miller Place High School student Liam Preston, grade 12, was recently named to the USA Swimming 2021 Scholastic All-American Teaman achievement that recognizes student success both in and out of the swimming pool.

To be selected for this honor, the swimmer must achieve a national meet cut time and have a GPA of 3.5 or greater. The USA Swimming Committee reviews the swimmer’s time and school transcript to approve the award. Only 650 male student swimmers were named across the country with only 286 coming from the Eastern Zone.

USA Swimming is the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition, including the Olympic Games, and administering competitive swimming in accordance with the Ted Stevens Olympic & Amateur Sports Act.

The Miller Place School District is extremely proud of Liam for not only his athletic talent, but his ability to commit to such vigorous training while maintaining an excellent academic record.

Big or Small, Fire Safety is for All!

Miller Place and Sound Beach FD Teach AMPS Students About Fire Safety

MILLER PLACE, NEW YORK (OCTOBER 2021) — Recently, Andrew Muller Primary School in the Miller Place School District invited the Miller Place Fire Department as well as the Sound Beach Fire Department to spend a day with their kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students to learn about fire safety.

Students were ecstatic to see the shiny red fire engines pull up to their school. The firefighters demonstrated how they gear up to enter a fire and expressed to the students how dangerous their job really is. Students learned about the importance of fire safety and the departments provided them with the tools they need to stay safe at home in case of a fire.

The members of both departments were successful in stressing safety while also making the day fun-filled and memorable for the students. Students were able to get an inside look at the engines and ambulances, some even being strapped to a gurney to demonstrate how EMTs and paramedics process the injured. Firefighters pulled out the water hose and helped the students spray an imaginary fire. Before their departure, the departments handed out coloring books and firefighter hats to students.

The Miller Place School District thanks the Miller Place and Sound Beach fire departments for their service and devotion to keeping the community safe. Andrew Muller Primary School looks forward to hosting more fire safety days in the future, as teaching students valuable skills to use both within and outside the classroom remains a top priority.

Deadliest Catch Star “Sunshine” Visits Miller Place High School

Nick Tokman from Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch Speaks to MPHS Students

MILLER PLACE, NEW YORK (OCTOBER 2021) — Miller Place High School recently hosted guest speaker Nick Tokman, also known as “Sunshine” on Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, to speak to students about accomplishing their goals.

Nick delivered a message that empowered students to overcome all of the distractions and obstacles that get in the way of owning who they are so that they can achieve their definition of success. Conquering negative influences, connecting with your voice, creating your success and becoming your own captain were a few of his ideas that were threaded into his presentation. 

The Miller Place School District actively encourages students to discover their passions and to work hard to achieve success. Bringing guest speakers like Nick Tokman in to speak to students reminds them that life is not always going to be easy but if you put your mind to something you can accomplish amazing things.

Miller Place School District Celebrates International Peace Day

LADSBS 5th Graders Raise Awareness and Support Peace on International Peace Day

MILLER PLACE, NEW YORK (SEPTEMBER 2021) — The Miller Place School District’s Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School’s (LADSBS) 5th grade students recently celebrated International Peace Day. The day began with a showing of “The Day After Peace,” an uplifting film that follows peace activist Jeremy Giller as he puts the notion of peace into practice on a typical day.

Following the film, students were divided into small groups to discuss how they may achieve personal peace. During recess periods, the 5th grade class gathered on the playground blacktop to build a big peace sign to support the day’s theme.

As part of its commitment to provide an exceptional academic and character education for all students, the Miller Place School District organized this event to further demonstrate to students the significance of having a global perspective on conflict and conflict resolution. Students at LADSBS are encouraged to “think globally and act locally” in their daily activities and aspirations.