Millbrook Baseball Preview
The 2017 Millbrook baseball team has will be led by 7 seniors – 3 returning starters – that finished in 2nd place in the CAP 8 a year ago. Senior pitcher Cole Leneschmidt will be the ace of the Wildcats pitching staff. The rest of the pitching staff is unestablished, but with lots of depth and quality arms coming up from the junior varsity team. Offensively, the Wildcats hope to be explosive. Look for offensive firepower from Tyler Snead, Greg Strickland, Dom Rodts, Will Gamble and Dennis Delgado. The non-conference early season schedule is as challenging as always, with the Wildcats facing traditional powers DH Conley, Pinecrest, New Bern, and Apex in the early season.
The team kicked off its 2017 season with the annual Blue White Scrimmage on Saturday, February 18th in beautiful and unlikely warm, sunny weather. The Blue team dominated, winning 13-2 and giving Coach James his 2nd loss in a row in the annual scrimmage. The 2017 Wildcats will rely on a versatile pitching rotation, strong defense, and timely hitting in order to see success for the season. We hope to compete for the conference title and make another deep run in the state playoffs.
Dear Millbrook Families,
Is it really almost time for our winter break? It seems like just yesterday that we were at the start of a new school year. Our PTSA has been very active and I’d like to say THANK YOU to all of you who have given so generously of your gifts, time and talents.
Thank you to all of you who have joined the PTSA, and a special thank you to Jodi Bulmer and Nicole Truehart, our Membership Chairpersons for all their hard work. The PTSA is what connects our teachers, students and parents and makes our school strong. Our all-around support of staff, students and school leadership with grant money, technology and other programs helps ensure the school community has opportunities to grow and learn. It’s never too late to join! Please join us in making a difference in your child’s high school experience by encouraging other parents, grandparents, friends and family members to join the PTSA.
New this year is our “No Fuss Fundraiser”, which involves donating to the PTSA without the hassle of selling anything. Our PTSA budget is approximately $25,000, and we cannot fund programs without donations from families. Forms can be found in the forms section of our PTSA website (http://mhsptsa.weebly.com/forms-fundraising--programs.html).
Thank you to Kim Miller, our Passive Fundraising Chair for her continuous work organizing our Spirit Nights, Harris Teeter VIC program, and Kroger Plus Card programs. She also set us up with AmazonSmile. So as you are doing your online shopping for the holidays, don’t forget to use http://smile.amazon.com/ and choose Millbrook High School PTSA as your charity. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to our PTSA!!
Thank you to our Hospitality Team of Renee Ward, Kim Day, Tanya Sloan, and Liz Miller, who coordinated a much appreciated Halloween staff luncheon. All the staff really appreciated the good food!
Thank you also to our Character Education team of Karen Holman and Marlene Keeter, who coordinated a very nice breakfast in November for the students chosen by their teachers for exhibiting positive character traits.
Thank you to Ginger Smith and Pamela Mundra our PAWS committee chairpersons for the October and November breakfasts to honor our 9th grade students chosen by their teachers for exhibiting our character trait of the month.
Thank you to Cindy Potter for making sure our Wildcats in Need have a stocked pantry and for coordinating our Holiday Adopt a Family program.
Thank you to Christy Burkey, our Newsletter editor. She has done a fantastic job of creating our newsletter and making sure everyone’s information is included!
There are so many volunteers that help make all of our events a success and I can’t tell you how much your involvement and dedication is appreciated. THANK YOU to every one of you - these events could not take place or be successful without you!!
And finally, thank you to the Executive Board – Kim Miller, Jodi Bulmer, Beth Billman, and Beth Black for all that they do for our PTSA! Without them I would be lost!!
Our next meeting will be January 9th, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Media Center. We’d love to see you there! I hope everyone has a very wonderful and restful holiday break. Thank you for your continued support!
2016-2017 PTSA President
MILLBROOK INTERIOR DESIGN
During the holidays, they will be building gingerbread houses in class to depict some of the housing styles that they have learned. Everything on their gingerbread house will be edible except for the board their house is on. Not only will they "build" their house but they will have a yard and landscape. This ties in with the landscape unit that was covered in class. This will be Mrs. Chance's third year doing this project with her class and they always look forward to this project.
DECA ROCKS ON!!
Ninety-eight Millbrook students competed and represented our school well! Students competed in their choice of events in the areas of Marketing and Hospitality & Tourism.
The following students were recognized on stage for their accomplishments in their events.
Medalists: Emma DeMartino, Sterling Adams, Ryan Rebne, Thomas Armstrong, Jackson Hall, Samuel Levine, Elizabeth Pickering, Austin Yeates, Brandon Cashwell, Ammon Thornton, David Flowers, Max Roberts, Jonathan Underkoffler, Linda Ward, John Adamkowski, Nolan Triolo, Noah Davison, Justin Miller, Grafton Potter, Isabelle Morgan, Jessica Tomlinson, Shaun Gillie and Lilly Hyde.
The following students were finalists: Emma DeMartino, Thomas Armstrong, Jackson Hall, Justin Miller & Grafton Potter.
Shaun Gillie & Lilly Hyde won 1st place in their event of Travel & Tourism Team Decision Making.
DECA students will now focus on sharpening their skills and working on their written projects for the North Carolina Career Development Conference to be held in March in Greensboro.
Women's tennis team
national honor society
Our team earned its first post-season birth in two years and won the most games in a season since the 2008 season.
The soccer program graduates 14 outstanding seniors, 12 of whom played in the MHS soccer program for four seasons. Congratulations to the MHS players and staff on an amazing 2016 season.