Miller Place Panthers Pounce into Homecoming Weekend

Spirit week, pep rally and parade lead to a winning home game

The Miller Place School District recently held an exciting Homecoming celebration with students, staff, alumni and friends on September 30th. Throughout the week, students and staff members at all school buildings displayed their school spirit for “Spirit Week” in preparation for the celebratory weekend parade and football game. The District concluded the week with a High School pep rally, at which Varsity teams were introduced and classes completed in friendly events and competitions. It all led up to a victorious home game for the Miller Place Panthers, who defeated the Islip Buccaneers with a score of 33-7.

“Homecoming brought together the Miller Place community for a tremendous showing of Panther Pride. It was exciting to see staff and students enthusiastically participating in “Spirit Week,” culminating in a High School pep rally,” said Superintendent of Schools Seth Lipshie. “A spirited parade combined with a deserving win before a crowd full made for a successful Homecoming on many fronts.”

Students celebrated Spirit Week by dressing up each day according to different themes. The week concluded with Spirit Day, highlighted by students donning their favorite Miller Place School District clothing and a pep rally at the high school. Varsity teams were introduced, and classes competed in friendly events and competitions in preparation for Homecoming.

For the Homecoming parade, Panther cheerleaders, members of the MPHS pep band, and students from each building in the District marched alongside the handcrafted floats. The parade began at the Miller Place Fire Department South and navigated to the high school’s Stadium Field where the Miller Place Panther’s football defeated the Islip Buccaneers with a score of 33-7.

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The Miller Place Panthers ran through a celebratory banner and onto the field as the high school cheerleading squad celebrated the start of the Homecoming game.
Young fans cheered in the bleachers for the Miller Place Panthers.
The Miller Place Panthers lined up against the Islip Buccaneers.
The Miller Place High School Pep Band played for the crowd during the game. 
Andrew Muller Primary School students showed their school spirit during the Miller Place School District’s annual homecoming parade.
Senior class officers rode along the parade route in a float representative of the Class of 2024.
The Miller Place High School Cheerleading team led the parade from the Miller Place Fire Department South to the high school’s Stadium Field.