January 22, 2018 by Hope Baker

January 12, 2018 by Hope Baker

January 4, 2018 by Grant Myers

It differs depending on the person, but everybody has their own take on New Year’s Resolutions. Some people may have detailed plans for the upcoming year, while others don’t make any at all. At Millbrook, at least, the opinions on that topic ended up being a mix between those two approaches. Millbrook students had varying […]

January 3, 2018 by Grant Myers

Looking back to my freshman year, I highly doubted even being selected into our District choir following my audition. To my surprise, I was chosen to participate in the mixed choir, marking it my first experience of performing with other students from many different schools among different areas. My freshman year was also the first […]

December 31, 2017 by Anna Fox

December 25, 2017 by Carolynn Unger

The holidays are upon us and every student has a special tradition with their loved ones.  Sophomore Ethan Locke spends Christmas Day doing some last minute shopping.  He then opens gifts with his family for two hours before going to a friend’s house for lunch.  “I come back home and it’s Christmas movies and dinner.” […]

December 24, 2017 by Anna Fox

December 22, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

On Monday, December 18, Millbrook’s jazz choir, Route 7, performed Christmas carols for fellow students in the commons outside the auditorium. Route 7, who also recently performed at the Pioneer Spirit Awards, sang Christmas Carols for a large gathering of students in the commons, including a mashup of Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed […]

November 28, 2017 by Elliot Foy

On Wednesday, November 15, the National Honors Society induction was held at Millbrook. The first half of the induction explains the qualities the candidates must possess including service, character, leadership and scholarship. These are the qualities a student must have to be a part of the NHS. Service is important in our school community and […]

November 24, 2017 by Emily Keller

Many have wondered what it takes for Millbrook’s marching band to get ready for the halftime show. Questions range from what the talented young musicians do during their rehearsal to how the formation and music intertwine to make perfect harmony.         The formation is typically decided on what listeners see when they hear the music. […]

November 23, 2017 by Carolynn Unger

Thanksgiving is a special time for family and friends to get together and be thankful for what they have (and for delicious turkey).  Juniors Megan Farmer, Sara Hugget, and Dylan Wallace are all thankful for many different things.  Megan is thankful for her friends and family as well as Marvel characters. These include Loki, Winter […]

November 21, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

On Saturday, November 20, there was a water main break that left much of Winchester and the surrounding areas without water, including several students. Juniors Claire Lympus and Tharan Sinnathamby both experienced a lack of water at their houses on Saturday. Lympus first noticed that the water at her house was not working properly when […]

November 20, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

FCCLA is holding Millbrook’s annual Turkey For a Day Contest in the commons. All proceeds donated will go to United Way. Ms. Powers explained, “[United Way is] an organization that helps multiple entities in each county.” These entities include Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other nonprofit organizations. However, tThe incentive for donating is for students, […]

November 19, 2017 by Anna Fox

November 10, 2017 by Nicole Hauck

September 27, 2017 by Alex Stone

On Friday, September 22, Millbrook successfully hosted its annual Blood Drive. Carried out by the FFA and Key Club, under the guidance of Ms. Bethke, Millbrook hosted its annual Blood Drive in the auditorium; donating to the Winchester Medical Center. Ms. Bethke commented on the turnout, “I think we did fairly well this year. The […]

September 25, 2017 by Carolynn Unger

Mrs. Keffer is a Spanish teacher at Millbrook High School.  She teaches Spanish II and III.  She was born in Georgia, then moved to Virginia, Maryland, and Germany, and she went to high school in Hawaii. “I am what’s known as an army brat,” she said.  She attended a liberal arts college named Allegheny College […]

September 24, 2017 by Emily Keller

September 19, 2017 by Carolynn Unger

From the week of August 28 to September 3, I was in Valley Driving School to go through the last stages of getting my driver’s license.  I know the fear of failing is there when you drive.  You want to be a perfectionist and do every single thing right.  The reality is that there is […]

September 17, 2017 by Emily Keller

September 14, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

Junior Mitanshi Trivedi describes herself as ambitious, focused, and dramatic. “Oh, and very hungry,” she added. “I’m a hungry child. I’m always hungry.” Trivedi moved to New Jersey from India in third grade and moved to Winchester before her freshman year of high school. She originally went to New Jersey with her family to study […]

September 14, 2017 by Alex Stone

The PSAT is coming up, so here is all the information you need to register. The PSAT, or Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, is a standardized test administered by the College Board, given to Sophomores and Juniors in order to prepare them for the SAT. The test measures critical reading, mathematical reasoning, writing skills, and the […]

September 8, 2017 by Emily Keller

Frederick County Public Schools now has a no cost mobile app that is available on Google Play and is also at the Apple App Store. The app delivers news on school events/activities, student grades, assignments, and much more that users can experience. This app is accessible to all students, staff, parents and members of the […]

September 7, 2017 by Grant Myers

  Hurricane Harvey was being anticipated as another unrelenting storm that would cause significant damage to where it would land. One of its victims was to be Houston, Texas, a city familiar with being affected by hurricanes and floods many times before. Houston residents were preparing themselves once again, while not knowing exactly what would […]

September 5, 2017 by Gwen Zirkle

“Writing is an essential skill. It’s something that is going to benefit students in the long run, no matter what courses they take, no matter what they plan on doing after school; it helps them to communicate effectively, to build their language, and their ability to interact on many different levels in many different ways,” […]

August 20, 2017 by Emily Keller

August 15, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

Get ready, students, the first day of the 17-18 school year is tomorrow, August 16. Here’s a quick checklist of some basic school supplies: Backpack and/or lunchbox Pencils and pens Scissors Glue sticks Planner Binders Notebooks Zip drive Completed summer assignment But most of all, remember that this year will depend on you and what […]

August 13, 2017 by Emily Keller

August 7, 2017 by Anica Moran

August 6, 2017 by Emily Keller

July 30, 2017 by Emily Keller

July 23, 2017 by Emily Keller

July 17, 2017 by Anica Moran

July 16, 2017 by Gwen Zirkle

July 14, 2017 by Luke Rangel

Everyone knows that summers in Virginia are known for the treacherous heat they bring seasonally. The heat the summer brings can be a real pain if you don’t know how to properly handle it. Here are some tips to beat the heat. The most important thing to do is drink a lot of water. Water […]

July 10, 2017 by Emily Keller

Traveling is something that everyone can enjoy because they get to experience different activities and cultures that they don’t get to experience when they are home. But there are some things that people should be aware of when traveling. The first thing to travel safety that everyone should know is to stay connected. Staying connected […]

July 7, 2017 by Luke Rangel

It can be a total blast to spend time outdoors during the summer. Activities range from fishing to hiking to even camping. However here are a few tips to be safe outdoors. The biggest tip for outdoor safety is to always travel with at least one other person. In case something ever goes wrong, you […]

July 2, 2017 by Emily Keller

June 25, 2017 by Emily Keller

June 18, 2017 by Emily Keller

June 11, 2017 by Emily Keller

June 4, 2017 by Emily Keller

May 28, 2017 by Cara George

May 26, 2017 by Cara George

On Sunday, May 21, Millbrook held the 2017 Spring Sports MPAA Awards Ceremony. The MPAA, Millbrook Pioneer Athletic Association, is comprised of parents of the Millbrook High School community and raises money and awareness of Millbrook athletics. At this event, three awards were presented for each sport: the Sportsmanship Award, the Coaches Award, and the […]

May 22, 2017 by Luke Rangel

This week the SCA is celebrating an end of the year spirit week. Monday-Inside Out Day Tuesday- Tie Dye Day Wednesday- Hawaiian Day Thursday-Wear Red Friday-Vacation Day Join the fun by participating in the school years last spirit week!!!

May 21, 2017 by Emily Keller

May 18, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

The rule change prohibiting quotes on graduating seniors’ graduation caps has been revoked, but it was a rule change that had much controversy and a long journey to being taken away. According to Ms. Butler, there have been small amendments to what graduating seniors are and are not allowed to put on their graduation caps […]

May 17, 2017 by Dylan Boyer

Mrs. Strosnider has been a teacher for seven years, all of which she has taught at Millbrook. She teaches World History 1 along with Honors World History 2. Her favorite thing about teaching is the fact that she continues to learn new material as she teaches it. Growing up she had amazing history teachers who […]

May 14, 2017 by Emily Keller

May 10, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

On Wednesday, May 10, Millbrook’s Gifted Independent Study students will have their showcase for the second semester. This year, it will be held at Sherando High School at 7 pm. Students in the gifted program and future GIS students are encouraged to attend to get a feel for what the showcase entails and to discuss […]

May 7, 2017 by Emily Keller

April 24, 2017 by Emily Keller

On April 19-20, Steve Weiss, a chef from the Food Network came to Millbrook to demonstrate how he does the art of sugar sculpting. Using sugar, Mr Weiss created a lobster, a fish, a snowman, a swan, a person and ribbon candy. He also made sugar shells and wings so that students could pass them […]

April 23, 2017 by Anna Fox

April 16, 2017 by Emily Keller

April 13, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

On April 22, Millbrook will raise money for the Class of 2019 and Band by holding a Spring Bazaar. The day, which lasts from 8 am to 2 pm, will feature vendors, various concessions, an appearance by the characters of the children’s TV show Paw Patrol, and a raffle for a Cub Cadet lawn mower, […]

April 4, 2017 by Abby Varricchio

Millbrook Choir and Band went to New York City recently for not only a clinic, but an adventurous three days around the city. Attendees said the trip was absolutely amazing and memorable, but exhausting because of how much was seen in three days. Each morning while the group was in the city, they greeted those […]

April 3, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

Admission letters into Gifted Independent Study will be mailed out to your personal home addresses by Ms. Owens today. Find them in your mailbox when you get home from school. Good luck to all applicants.

April 2, 2017 by Emily Keller

March 30, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

Junior  Ryan Kim and Sophomore Hope Baker round out the leading cast members as the couple Algernon “Algy” Moncrieff and Cecily Cardew in Millbrook’s production of the Importance of Being Earnest. Kim and Baker both have very differing theatre experiences. Last year, Kim played Knight #3 and Guard #1 in Millbrook’s Shrek: the Musical. Baker, […]

March 30, 2017 by Emily Keller

On March 27, the NHS had their meeting where they discussed upcoming projects. Those projects include working and running the Color Me Blue 5k on Saturday, April 1. They discussed the Highland Food Pantry that will be held on April 4 and putting Easter baskets together to donate to CCAP. Current juniors in NHS were […]

March 27, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

If you heard your name on the announcements today, March 27, or have applied to Gifted Independent Study, be sure to check in the office for a letter with your interview date. On the letter, you will find the date, time, and place of your interview. It says to bring with you a resume but […]

March 26, 2017 by Emily Keller

March 24, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

The Importance of Being Earnest features the couple Jack Worthing and Gwendolen as leading man and lady, and they will be played by sophomores Dennis McAndrew and Madelynn Shores respectively in Millbrook’s production of the play. Both actors are boasting some of their first lead roles this year, with Shores also having played the leading […]

March 21, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

The United States of America is a land of immigrants, and nowhere is it more evident than in Millbrook’s own cafeteria, where our school has flags displayed to represent the diversity of the staff and student body. Vice Principal Mr. Hawkins was first given the idea of displaying flags in the cafeteria from Assistant Principal […]

March 21, 2017 by Sabrina Castillo

Go to https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register Click “Sign in” on the upper right corner. Sign in or make an account. Click on “Register for the (Month) SAT by (Month/Date) and Save” Sign in again Read the page and hit continue Complete the registration You have signed up for the SAT!

March 19, 2017 by Emily Keller

March 13, 2017 by Gwen Zirkle

Chiara Mosher is this year’s director of the senior-directed play at Millbrook. Chiara has chosen The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. The play stars Dennis McAndrew and Madelynn Shores and will premiere March 31 at 7:00pm. The Importance of Being Earnest is about a man named John Worthing who travels to London where […]

March 12, 2017 by Emily Keller

March 10, 2017 by Dylan Boyer

Ms. Gardiner joined the Millbrook team last year teaching ninth and tenth grade English. She has been teaching for the last eight years. Her absolute favorite thing about teaching is the fact that she gets to interact with her students and actually develop a relationship with them. When she was younger, she had very cool […]

March 10, 2017 by Emily Keller

DECA members just returned from the state championship that was held in Virginia Beach. To compete at the competition, members have to pick a topic to research and write a thirty page paper on the topic that they have chosen. For example, one group’s topic was rebranding the Winchester Royals. Then at the competition DECA […]

March 9, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

“Everybody’s been very friendly and very nice,” Ms. Magaha said of how the students of Millbrook High School have helped her transition into her permanent substitute teacher position in the Biology class. Having worked as a special education aide for almost five years and as a long-term substitute for six months, Ms. Magaha has been […]

March 8, 2017 by Sabrina Castillo

On March 4, FBLA had their Regional Leadership conference at Lord Fairfax. 14 students won a place in their competition. 11 students qualify for states in April.   Here are the 14 winners: Mackenzie Onl – 2nd place in Computer Applications (Qualifies for states) Melanie Arauz – 3rd place in Word Processing Logan Apple – […]

March 8, 2017 by Nelson G

On Saturday, March 4th, TSA had their Regional Fair at Stuarts Draft High School in Stuarts Draft, VA. Multiple events took place in which students from Millbrook’s TSA program competed against other members from a plethora of schools in multiple categories. Millbrook did extremely well in this year’s Regional Fair with multiple 1st place winners. TSA […]

March 5, 2017 by Emily Keller

March 3, 2017 by Nelson G

This weekend on Saturday, March 4th, TSA is having their TSA Regional Fair at Stuarts Draft High School in Stuarts Draft, VA. Multiple events will happen in which students from Millbrook’s TSA program will compete against other members in multiple categories. Competitions and students from Millbrook that are competing are as follows: Joe Eisenhauer in […]

March 2, 2017 by Emily Keller

NHS (National Honor Society) had their last meeting on Tuesday, February 21. At the meeting the members were thanked for making homemade Valentine’s Day cards for Hilltop House and talked about their upcoming projects. On Saturday, February 25, they went downtown to volunteer at CCAP. They are also participating in the Book Blast collection bringing […]

February 28, 2017 by Sabrina Castillo

Brandon Slate is a 17 year old junior born in Boca Raton, Florida and now living in Winchester. He wants to do cyber security after graduation because he likes working with and fixing computers. Virginia Tech is his first choice of college because it has the best food and campus. He enjoys playing soccer and […]

February 26, 2017 by Emily Keller

February 24, 2017 by Abby Varricchio

Ms. Bochain is the new Latin teacher at Millbrook. She teaches all four levels of Latin as well as works with the Latin club. Before coming to Millbrook, Ms. Bochain taught at the University of Georgia for two years. She led discussion sessions on different aspects of Roman and Greek culture as well as mythology. […]

February 22, 2017 by Luke Rangel

  On February 14th , Vice Principal Hawkins made the brave decision to become a student for a day. The idea had been in his head for three years and he was excited to finally do it.  Recently, our superintendent Dr. David Sovine sent out  information on shadowing students for a day to all administrators. […]

February 16, 2017 by Cara George

On February 15, Millbrook SCA hosted their 4th Annual Leadership Conference. To start off the conference, everyone invited sat down and enjoyed breakfast. Then, they broke off into different groups and played team building games. They built castles out of uncooked spaghetti and marshmallows to see who could build the tallest castle. Next, they played […]

February 13, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

Applications are available now in the guidance office for students who are officially considered academically gifted and are eligible to apply to Frederick County’s Gifted Independent Study Program. In the program, accepted juniors and seniors will meet with their selected mentor most every other day to shadow them and to work on an independent project. […]

February 8, 2017 by Emily Keller

Sarah and Damien got engaged on February 3. Damien Smith proposed in the commons during 5B to longtime girlfriend Sarah Allder. The couple briefly met on the first day of sixth grade but they really didn’t have much interaction with each other. They officially met in eighth grade when she moved to concert band in […]

February 7, 2017 by Abby Varricchio

Ed Bradley, a Philadelphia native, made it big in the “Big Apple” through broadcast journalism. Bradley, before he decided to go into Journalism, earned his teaching degree from  Cheyney State College and worked as a teacher. In the 1960’s, he began his broadcast career in Philadelphia as a DJ and news reporter on the radio. […]

February 3, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

Spots are filling up for the first ever Pioneer Feud, an adaptation of the hit game show Family Feud, which will be raising money for the senior class. Created by the Senior Parent Committee, and headed by Chemistry teacher Ms. Barker and Math teacher Ms. Henshaw, who are the Senior Class Sponsor teachers, Pioneer Feud […]

January 27, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

Melanoma, lung cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer. These are just some of the diseases that will be highlighted during Millbrook’s annual Millbrook VS Cancer Week. The week was organized by PE teachers Ms. Sanders and Ms. Madden, marketing teacher Ms. Keeler, and librarian Ms. Carmichael, who was unavailable for comment. All of the teachers interviewed […]

January 27, 2017 by Dylan Boyer

Dr. Nambiar is a physics teacher at Millbrook. Every year, she has her students work on a project where they are supposed to construct a roller coaster. Dr. Nambiar has been doing this project for the past five years, however, this is the second year where the students are only allowed to use paper and […]

January 24, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

On January 21, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, there was a women’s march in Washington DC, as well as more than 600 sister marches worldwide, and even here in Winchester, Virginia. The march in DC included local participants, teachers Ms. Hillyer and Ms. Spitzer, and students Chira Bell, Claire Lympus, and Kaelyn Speakman […]

January 24, 2017 by Emily Keller

Attention! Yearbook is in need of the students at Millbrook’s help. Yearbook  is a class where students work on different spreads, write articles, and take photos. They also go around learning about the teachers and students and their connection together. Staff members put it all together into a book where both staff and students can […]

January 24, 2017 by Luke Rangel

On Thursday, February 2, Millbrook will be holding its annual Coffee House event. The coffeehouse is free event held in Millbrook’s cafeteria and will feature multiple talented Millbrook students performing in front of an audience. Students will sing, perform an instrument, or recite poetry. Coffee, Hot chocolate and a variety of snacks will be available […]

January 19, 2017 by Anica Moran

Millbrook vs. Cancer is a week dedicated to the fight of cancer that will be held January 27-February 3 this year. This event is formerly known as Go Pink Week, for breast cancer, but it was important for Millbrook to reach out to others in the community who are fighting different cancers; so the name […]

January 18, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

On Inauguration Day, Friday, January 20, students will give their blood to the community. Headed by the FFA and Key Club, Millbrook will be hosting its annual blood drive with the assistance of Agriculture teacher Ms. Bethke. Though she has never donated blood herself, Ms. Bethke said that it’s important for students to donate blood […]

January 17, 2017 by Anica Moran

Snow days are what everyone is talking about since our first one happened on January 5. When the 2016-17 school calendar was released, some questions were brought up. Some people thought that it was a new schedule, when in reality, it is essentially the same. The difference is that the snow days aren’t built in. […]

January 15, 2017 by Emily Keller

January 11, 2017 by Laurel Biedrzycki

Mary, a senior, and Lily, a freshmen, are a part of the Sisler family, which is well known for their long chain of siblings that have attended Millbrook since it opened in 2003. According to the sisters, there has been a Sisler here every year. Both sisters were eager to speak about the fascinating topic […]

January 10, 2017 by Abby Varricchio

Millbrook DECA students held a #BeAmazing Assembly for students on campus on January 10. During the assembly, a three-screened video showed students why making good decisions is to key to being successful. It was done through stories following different students striving to reach their goals and decision-making was the key theme. Each student had to […]

January 9, 2017 by Sabrina Castillo

On Tuesday, there will be assembly for #BeAmazing. This is a DECA and SCA project. The school will be split into two–both assemblies are held in the morning. The assembly is about teaching students how to be nicer on social media and to be confident in yourself. They will be giving away “I Am Amazing […]

January 4, 2017 by Cara George

Ms. Bethke realized that teaching was her passion after working at a 4H camp one summer. From there, she decided to go to college and became certified to teach middle school science, Earth Science, and agriculture. Then, with her Masters, she decided to study agriculture “because of all the hands on stuff and FFA.” She […]

December 25, 2016 by Anica Moran

December 22, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

“I think it is very beneficial that the students get to focus on life beyond high school,” Ms. Owens, Frederick County’s Gifted Teacher, said before the December GIS Showcase. “Because they can start making some important life decisions and really determining if their choice of a lifelong career field is the right fit for them […]

December 21, 2016 by Anica Moran

Logan Apple has won the Congressional App Challenge for the tenth district with Barbara Comstock as the representative. Logan’s app, iSight, helps people who are mute communicate with those who don’t know sign language. According to Apple, “It is the world’s first real time mobile sign language to English translator. It reads your hands essentially […]

December 20, 2016 by Anica Moran

On Saturday, December 17, 44,000 volunteers braved the ice and rain to place 245,000 remembrance wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery.   Millbrook High School Seniors, Jack Mannarino and Tony Crone were included in the volunteers that marked the 25th year of wreaths being placed at Arlington National Cemetery. The event organizers, Wreaths Across America set […]

December 20, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

Recently, the participants of Ms. Keeler’s Annual Marketing Class’s New York trip came back with many memories and experiences. The group of 41 students had to travel about four-and-a-half hours by charter bus to get to New York City. “We did a lot,” Ms. Keeler said. “We did a tour of MetLife Stadium, then we […]

December 18, 2016 by Emily Keller

December 16, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

Mr. Kelly is the Choral director at Millbrook High School. He directs five ensembles: Varsity Men’s choir, the Route 7 Jazz ensemble, Treble ensemble, Advanced Women’s ensemble, and concert choir. Before Mr. Kelly started in choir, he was in band, but he decided to go into choir because he says teaching choir fits his personality […]

December 15, 2016 by Cara George

Salem Priet, a junior at Millbrook, enjoys listening to country music and Pink. If she could spend the day with any celebrity, it would be Pink. If she could witness any event ever, it would be “the building of towns.” Priet also wishes she could take a cruise around the world. Her favorite season is […]

December 13, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

On Saturday, December 10th, the BlueXpress staff braved the cold winter weather to give back to the community. 13 members of the staff rang bells at the Apple Blossom Mall for the Salvation Army. The BlueXpress staff enjoyed their time meeting different members of the community. Everyone, ranging from small children and Senior citizens were […]

December 12, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

On Tuesday, December 13th, a Chromebook and Network test will be conducted at Millbrook. The reason behind this test is to prepare for upcoming SOL tests. Each student must test on their school issued Chromebook. What you need to bring: Fully Charged Chromebook Adapter [Charger]

December 11, 2016 by Emily Keller

December 9, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

Dylan Wallace is a sophomore at Millbrook High School. This past school year, he ran cross country for the first time in his high school career. Although cross country was a lot of hard work, Dylan loved it. His favorite part about cross country was being able to run with his friends every day. Dylan, […]

December 8, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

Some students ring bells for community service hours, meanwhile juniors Ricky Timbrook, Patrick Northrup, and Paul Blanco are leading the 17th Annual Timbrook Toy and Food Drive to give back to the community. The project, supported by DECA and led by the three junior boys, was established seventeen years ago in memory of Timbrook’s father, […]

December 8, 2016 by Eliza Grigsby

At 6:00pm on December 5, both new and old members of the National Honor Society gathered in the auditorium in order to induct the 85 new NHS members that were accepted this year. The ceremony began with the President of National Honor Society, Chris Kozlowski, introducing our principal, Carrie Butler. Ms. Butler spoke about the […]

December 6, 2016 by Emily Keller

Materials: Cardboard Scissors Matchsticks Gule Star Template (printed out or drawn) Directions: Trace star template on cardboard and cut it out. Cut the red part off of four of the matchsticks and glue them in a plus sign on the cardboard star. Glue the matches with the red part facing outwards from the plus, gluing […]

December 5, 2016 by Luke Rangel

In the next two weeks, Millbrook’s music department is having multiple musical performances. This week the Concert Band and Choir are both having a performance on December 6. Then on December 8, Millbrook’s Jazz ensemble will be performing their holiday concert. The following week, Concert Band and the Choir perform their second concert. After these […]

December 2, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

Originally from Buffalo, New York and a teacher for 36 years, biology teacher Ms. Steblein will be retiring at the end of this semester. Ms. Steblein will be moving to Charleston, South Carolina with her husband to be closer to her sons. She said that she is most looking forward to “laying on the beach […]

November 23, 2016 by Sabrina Castillo

Anthony Castillo is a freshman and describes himself as sarcastic. Unlike most teens, he is a morning person. He is the first to go to bed and is the first to wake up.  He enjoys playing video games on a daily basis. His favorite type of games to play are RPG games. Anthony wants to […]

November 22, 2016 by Cara George

On the afternoon of November 19, Millbrook lost a very dear member of its family. Seth Noel, a junior, was taken from this world too soon. He always knew how to brighten someone’s day and make them laugh. It was never a dull moment with him. “Anyone could see just how he touched everyone’s heart,” […]

November 22, 2016 by Emily Keller

Materials: Glass paint in copper and pewter Paint daubers Paint brush Self-adhesive leaf stencils scraper/razor blade (optional for fixing up messes) plain mug craft mat/waxed paper Directions: 1.Clean and dry the mug to start, then place the leaf stencil(s) on the mug, smoothing down all edges. 2.Squirt a bit of each color of glass paint […]

November 22, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

Mr. Furda is the biggest winner (loser) of Turkey Day 2016! He has been seen gobbling all around campus today!

November 22, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

In November, Mr. Campbell and Ms. Carmichael, the supervising teachers of the BlueXpress, applied for a grant from FCEF and received more than $1500. The duo were most concerned about having adequate equipment for the expanded On Location Broadcasting segment. They made a list of necessary items, the cost of which came up to about […]

November 22, 2016 by Emily Keller

Ingredients: 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix 3 cups cold milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed 4 bananas, sliced ½ (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers Directions: Beat cream cheese (until fluffy), condensed milk, […]

November 20, 2016 by Emily Keller

Ingredients: 5 sweet potatoes, sliced ¼ cup reduced fat margarine 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 3 tablespoons orange juice 1 pinch ground cinnamon 1 (10.5 ounce) package miniature marshmallows Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Place the sweet potatoes in a large saucepan with enough water to cover, bring to a boil and cook […]

November 18, 2016 by Anica Moran

The annual New York marathon is the world’s biggest and most popular marathon. This year it took place on November 6. Jillian Pollock, a former Pioneer who is now 27, competed in this year’s race. She did a phenomenal job, finishing 23 overall for women and 1 in her age group of 25-29. Her time […]

November 18, 2016 by Anna Fox

Pumpkin Mousse Parfaits Ingredients Pumpkin Mousse: 1 envelope unflavored gelatin ¼ c. dark rum 1 can solid-packed pumpkin ½ c. granulated sugar ½ c. light brown sugar 2 extra-large egg yolks 2 tsp. finely grated orange peel ½ tsp. ground cinnamon ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg ½ tsp. Kosher salt 1½ c. cold heavy cream 1½ […]

November 17, 2016 by Laurel Biedrzycki

Silvia Valladares is a senior who has been selected into the National Gallery of Art to participate in Student Seminar 2.0. She is one of 16 participants from the D.C., Virginia, and Maryland area and is the first representative from this school district. She was given this opportunity when Ms. Perrault sent her an email […]

November 17, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

November 17, 2016 by Sabrina Castillo

Ingrid Horta is a 17 year old senior and her favorite color is purple. She has a job and wants to travel.  She hates to cook because she is too impatient. She doesn’t know what she wants to be when she gets out of school yet, but she would like to do something in marine […]

November 15, 2016 by Eliza Grigsby

On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, Caitlyn Faint signed a contract with Fairmont State University to continue her athletic and academic career for the next four years. She will be competing with the Acrobatics & Tumbling team at the Division II University. All of Millbrook congratulates Caitlyn on her signing and wishes her the best of […]

November 15, 2016 by Emily Keller

Materials: Opened and emptied tin can Primer Gold and white spray paint or multi-surface acrylic paint can also be used Rice Water Duct tape Printed template (print large letters to spell words or find any punch printed patterns on google) Mallet or a hammer Punch or nail If not using spray paint use a brush […]

November 10, 2016 by Luke Rangel

Today, students that were accepted into National Honors Society were greeted into the club by a letter and a carnation (a white flower). Senior NHS students went to their first period classes to hand them out to the new members. The club is sponsored by history teacher Mr. Hammer. Mr. Hammer couldn’t recall how the […]

November 8, 2016 by Emily Keller

Materials: Craft store leaf garland Mod Podge (matte finish) Foam Brush Balloon Scissors Mixing bowl Directions: Begin by snipping the leaves off the strand of garland. Leave about 1/8″ at the base. Carefully rip the entire plastic stem (and all the veins!) off the faux leave.This will help the leaves mold to the shape of […]

November 1, 2016 by Dylan Boyer

On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 the band will be holding a potluck dinner for the marching band as well as performing an indoor show. The event will take place in the band room from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. If you have any questions, see Mr.Tucker in room 123.

October 31, 2016 by Gwen Zirkle

Ms. Barker, a chemistry teacher, has taught for 17 years. Previously she taught at James Wood but won’t pick a favorite between the Colonels and the Pioneers. Mrs. Barker said, “My favorite thing about teaching is getting to know my students. I like to help them understand a pretty challenging topic and it’s a lot […]

October 31, 2016 by Anna Fox

Raining Cats and Dogs Black posterboard 4 sheets black sticky felt (like Presto) White fabric pencil Glue Gray thread Needle Child-size umbrella Cut 8 dog and 8 cat silhouettes, each about 2″ or 3″ high, out of poster board. Trace shapes onto felt with pencil, and cut out 16 dogs and 16 cats. Glue a […]

October 31, 2016 by Emily Keller

INGREDIENTS 12 (7 1/2 by 4-inch) chocolate candy bars 2 bags chocolate nonpareils 2 bags candy corn 2 bags licorice jelly beans 4 bags gourmet jelly beans 6 bars chocolate covered wafer candy (recommended: Kit Kat Bars) 12 mini chocolate squares Melted chocolate, for gluing Candy, for decorating yard DIRECTIONS Lay 1 (7 1/2 by […]

October 30, 2016 by Anna Fox

Owl Oversize brown sweatshirt Fabric glue 1/2 yard brown ribbon 1 yard light-brown felt Brown marabou boa 1 yard dark-brown felt 2 oversize yellow buttons 2 black buttons 2 copper scouring pads Black rubber glove Cotton balls Body Follow the instructions for the devil costume, using a brown sweatshirt. Cut zigzag strips of light-brown felt. […]

October 30, 2016 by Gwen Zirkle

The word “pun” is hidden in five of the spooky words. If you can find all five, stop by room 449 during your study hall for a prize. Spiders have spun their webs, the skeletons have risen, the witches are brewing their special concoctions, this Punday we will celebrate 2,000 years of Autpun tradition with […]

October 30, 2016 by Emily Keller

INGREDIENTS 3 c. heavy cream 1 14- oz. can sweetened condensed milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2-4 drops each red, yellow, and orange food coloring 10 plastic dessert cups 10 candy corns, for decorating DIRECTIONS In a large bowl using a hand mixer or whisk, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in sweetened […]

October 29, 2016 by Emily Keller

INGREDIENTS 1 13-x-9″ pan fudgy brownie, baked and cooled 1/2 c. chocolate frosting 7 Oreo cookies, halved and stuffing removed 11 oz. chocolate 2 c. black sanding sugars 28 royal icing eyes or red mini M&Ms (yield to 12 to 14 bats) DIRECTIONS Line a baking sheet with parchment with paper and set aside.In a […]

October 29, 2016 by Anna Fox

Meatballs and Spaghetti Cut a hole for the head in the center of a red-checkered tablecloth (or 1.25 yards of 45-inch-wide red-checkered fabric) so that it can be worn like a poncho. Cut 1/2 skein off-white yarn into spaghetti-length pieces. With a hot-glue gun, glue them in swirls and bunches to a large, sturdy paper […]

October 28, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

The upper- and underclassmen are divided on their opinions of the 2016 Homecoming Dance. The defining feature for the 2016 Homecoming Dance was the new DJs–Dynamic DJ Entertainment, a man and woman duo from Maryland–and their placement on the dance floor. Instead of the usual place at the back of the gym, the DJs had […]

October 28, 2016 by Gwen Zirkle

Miranda Blankenship, a junior, wants to maintain her 4.0 GPA this year even though she’s trying new things. She doesn’t like English because she feels it’s repetitive and they don’t really do much. Miranda thinks Earth Science is the best class here at Millbrook. “Earth Science is fun and interactive,” said Miranda. This year, she […]

October 28, 2016 by Gwen Zirkle

Ms. Sipe has been a librarian at Millbrook even since it opened 13 years ago. Before she was a librarian, she taught English for 17 years, first at James Wood and then as Sherando. “I love being with the books and I love helping students find books,” she said. Ms. Sipe’s favorite books are The […]

October 28, 2016 by Emily Keller

INGREDIENTS Two 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar 3 tablespoons minced onions 2 tablespoons prepared salsa (your favorite kind will do) 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno (without seeds, unless you want it spicy, then include the seeds) 12 Doritos, original flavor, crushed 1 nice-looking stem of […]

October 28, 2016 by Anica Moran

Millbrook’s theater program is putting on a production of Little Shop of Horrors for the 2016-17 school year. Leads Madelyn Shores and Joey Drake, along with all of the students involved, have been tirelessly working to get lines memorized and sets made. Auditions started the second week of school, way back in August, and the […]

October 28, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

Frederick County Government Service Learn students are holding an event for Veteran’s Day on November 10 starting at 8 a.m. at Millbrook High School. Doors open at 8 a.m. and breakfast for Veterans begins at 8:30. The theme of the event is “We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.” A ceremony will […]

October 28, 2016 by Anna Fox

Cow Cut sleeves off white sweatshirt. Turn inside out and fold in and glue raw edges. Cut out and glue black felt spots on sweatshirt. Cut a small slit in waistband and neckband and use large safety pin to pull 1-yard piece of 1/4-inch elastic through each. Tie ends together (try on child to make […]

October 27, 2016 by Anna Fox

Jester You’ll need: 1 1/2 yards gold felt Felt in various colors Black pom-poms 1-inch-wide grosgrain ribbon, 2 feet each of various colors 12 x 18-inch piece each white and black EZ felt Wooden dowel Jingle bells Wiffle ball Black paint Striped pajamas, boots Tunic: Measure child from shoulders to mid thigh and across chest. […]

October 26, 2016 by Anna Fox

Princess You’ll need: Pink plastic table skirting* 1 yard white or pink ribbon* 2 yards pink tulle* 2 yards gold rickrack* 1 yard white faux fur* 1/2-yard elastic* Pink or white oaktag* Pink leotard, tights, and ballet slippers Skirt: Cut a length of table skirting twice as wide as your child’s waist. Gather waistband every […]

October 26, 2016 by Emily Keller

INGREDIENTS 12 graham crackers, halved Marshmallow Fluff 3 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips 3 tbsp. coconut oil 1 bag candy eyes 1 container black cookie frosting DIRECTIONS Spread Marshmallow Fluff on half of the graham crackers. Place a popsicle stick halfway on the Fluff, so it sticks out from the graham cracker like a handle. Top […]

October 25, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

At the 9th annual Powderpuff Football Game, the juniors won against the seniors. Ms. Hartman said that she believes the junior class has won so many games in recent years because of how all the athletes seem to be in that class. The junior and senior class fought hard at Powderpuff this year, aided by […]

October 25, 2016 by Emily Keller

INGREDIENTS: GREEN VELVET CAKE: Nonstick cooking spray, for spraying the baking dish 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter 2 cups granulated sugar 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup whole milk 1 teaspoon […]

October 24, 2016 by Joel Sherman

Mr. Manspile is the physical education, drivers education, and outdoor education instructor. He decided to pursue a career in education because from elementary school through high school he tutored his peers, causing it to become one of his passions. Mr. Manspile believes this is the reason he has a stern but fair attitude towards teaching. […]

October 24, 2016 by Dylan Boyer

Scott Lamb is a 16 year old junior at Millbrook. Scott has a rather big family with four sisters named Nellie, Sabrina, Hannah, and Sam, along with a cat named Elvis, two dogs named Bee Bee and Myles. Some of Scott’s hobbies include hanging out with friends and playing football. Scott also played baseball for […]

October 21, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

Shy. Honest. Friendly. This is how Sophomore Carolynn Unger would describe herself. “I think a lot of people would agree on that,” she said. Carolynn Unger, daughter of Ms. Unger, one of the guidance counselors here at Millbrook, was born and raised here in Winchester, Virginia. She really appreciates how her mother works at her […]

October 21, 2016 by Ben Schwab

Ms. Madden is a physical education, driver’s education, and competitive team sports teacher at Millbrook High School. She enjoys working out, walking her dogs, and spending time with her family, especially her nephews. In middle school, she remembers her PE teachers having a huge positive influence on her life, and she wanted to be able […]

October 20, 2016 by Anica Moran

Mrs. Stump is one of the Earth Science teachers at Millbrook. She’s been teaching for over 15 years in a few different schools. Mrs. Stump taught in Warren County, at Sherando, and when Millbrook opened, she settled into the Millbrook lifestyle. “I love to teach Earth Science because I can make it fun everyday.” She […]

October 19, 2016 by Blake Curry

Mr. Rogus teaches 9th grade though 11th grade Geometry. This is his second year of teaching at Millbrook. His goal for his students is that they pass the class and Geometry SOL. Mr. Rogus has not taught at another school. Mr. Rogus was motivated to be a teacher by his teachers. They were role models for […]

October 18, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

“What other hobbies do I do? Oh, well, you’re asking a person who has no life, what other hobbies they have,” Sophomore Azariah Boyd said while she recalled all of her clubs and involvements at Millbrook. “I watch anime.” Azariah is an active member of the Choir. She said, “It’s a really good experience. Our […]

October 18, 2016 by Anica Moran

Shannon Smith is a junior this year. She has been a part of the band for three years playing clarinet and trumpet. This is also her second year being a Drum Major. “I never exactly knew that I wanted to be a Drum Major. I just tried out and made it. After a while I […]

October 17, 2016 by Anica Moran

Art is a class that most students enjoy. It can be a break in the day where the students can be creative and express themselves any way they want. Junior Abbey Taylor is one of those art lovers. She has been painting and drawing since she can remember. Her favorite kind of art to create […]

October 17, 2016 by Emily Keller

Mr. Furda is the Economics, Personal Finance, and Education for Employment teacher and he teaches grades 9 through 12. To him the most rewarding part of teaching is “getting the chance to work with the students and making them better today than they were yesterday. If I can do that, then I’m doing my job.” […]

October 17, 2016 by Anica Moran

Mr. Borst teaches fish/wildlife, landscaping, small engine repair, agriculture concepts and floral design. He enjoys teaching landscaping the most because that’s what his background is in. Mr. Borst had a degree in horticulture from Penn State and landscaping is apart of horticulture. “Being agriculture teachers, they expected us to be able to teach anywhere from […]

October 17, 2016 by Cara George

Homecoming week is coming up soon! Grab your friends and dress up! Friday (10/14): Character Day Monday (10/17): America Monday Tuesday (10/18): Tacky Tourist Tuesday Wednesday (10/19): Sports Day Thursday (10/20): MHS Spirit Day Friday/Varsity Football Game Day (10/21): Camo Day

October 16, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

Ms. Corley, ESL teacher and Department Head, works everyday with her students to close the language gap. Ms. Corley was inspired to learn about English education after living in Latin America for more than three years. She wanted to apply what she had learned during her life abroad to helping others. “[The ESL students] have […]

October 15, 2016 by Emily Keller

Mrs. Suire is a U.S. History teacher and she teaches eleventh grade. To Mrs. Suire, the most rewarding part of teaching is the kids is “having the kid that has struggled all year and hasn’t gotten to where they want to be and all of a sudden gets it and you see that lightbulb go […]

October 14, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

“I have a desire to inspire the kids, to help them think about things,” Ms. Henderson, an AP English 11 teacher and English Department head, said when asked about her goals when teaching. She tries to teach her students the skills–namely writing and communicating–that are necessary in the real world, and has unknowingly become very […]

October 13, 2016 by Gwen Zirkle

Gabriela Valladares, a junior, likes to read in her spare time. She enjoys classic books like The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. Right now she’s reading The Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne. Throughout her years at Millbrook, Gaby’s favorite class has been Biology. “I liked it […]

October 13, 2016 by Blake Curry

Ms. Portillo is a Spanish I and Spanish II teacher. She has been teaching at Millbrook for 2 years. She wants to motivate her students to be proficient in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. She also wants to motivate her students to take ownership in their academics, motivating them to learn Spanish. Ms. Portillo […]

October 10, 2016 by Sabrina Castillo

Mrs. Buehler is an English teacher who teaches 10th and 11th grade. She’s been teaching for eleven years, five of which have been at Millbrook.  When she was training in the military for the army, she discovered she enjoyed to teach and train. She decided to teach as a profession when she left the military. […]

October 10, 2016 by Collin Boyer

  Naomi is a very unique character. She was born in Pennsylvania, on August 31st, 2001. Outside of school, she really enjoys doing art, such as drawing, painting, etc. She also likes to write many different kinds of stories. Currently, her favorite type of music is usually indie\progressive. If she could live anywhere in the […]

October 7, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

Once again, Millbrook’s online newspaper, the BlueXpress, has proved its excellence at VHSL. Coming in First Class for best Online Newspaper, we, the staff, received a certificate that we will be proudly putting on display shortly. They were also given some helpful critiques, so look out for some significant improvements on our website! Anica Moran, […]

October 7, 2016 by Emily Keller

Ms. Powers teaches the Family & Consumer Science Foundation course offered to  9th-12th graders. She also teaches Early Childhood Education level 1 offered to 10th-12th graders and Early Childhood level 2 co-op & non co-op that is offered to 11th-12th graders. The most rewarding part of teaching to Ms. Powers is the kids. “You just […]

October 5, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

Every day during 5th period, Ms. Madden holds her adaptive gym class for Special Education students. How many high school students genuinely enjoy going to PE? Ms. Madden’s Adaptive PE students do. Douglas Luncfor said, “I guess I just like the activities that we do, it’s really fun.” Mariah Cather added, “It’s really fun and […]

October 5, 2016 by Dylan Boyer

Robby Watts is a 16 year junior that attends school at Millbrook High School. Robby stated, “ I was born in Leesburg, Virginia, but moved to Winchester shortly after I turned 5.” He has two dogs named Marley and Sophie. Some of his hobbies include playing video games and listening to music. His favorite bands […]

October 4, 2016 by Cara George

Bella Dunemann is a junior at Millbrook High. Although everybody always says that junior year is the hardest, Bella feels that “things have almost slowed down.” Maybe it’s because her time management skills have gotten better.   So far, sophomore year was her favorite year at Millbrook because she enjoyed all her classes and was […]

October 3, 2016 by Luke Rangel

Matthew Richards is a junior at Millbrook. So far he is loving his time at Millbrook. He enjoys his history class and competitive team sports. Matthew says his teachers overall are pretty good. Yet he hates the cafeteria with a burning passion. He made that very clear. Matt has an astonishing six siblings and has […]

September 30, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

Ms. Keeler has kindly released some top secret information on this year’s Homecoming. On October 22, Millbrook High School will hold its annual Homecoming Dance following a full week of homecoming activities from 7pm to 10pm. These include daily dress up themes, football games, and the door decorating competition. Freshman Lauren Banks is excited for […]

September 30, 2016 by Gwen Zirkle

The PE department is hosting a meeting on Wednesday, October 12, for any students and their parents, who are attempting to get their driver’s licenses. This meeting will be held at 6:30 PM in the auditorium. It will cover licensing procedures, insurance, traffic laws, dangers of texting while driving, and covering any questions parents have […]

September 30, 2016 by Anica Moran

September 30, 2016 by Luke Rangel

Mrs. Tharp is the new Food and Nutrition teacher here at Millbrook. She also helps run FCCLA. Before coming to Millbrook she taught at Warren County Middle School for fourteen years. She says that she has had a very positive experience at Millbrook so far. “The students and staff are very friendly,” Mrs.Tharp said. In […]

September 29, 2016 by Maribeth Carmichael

It’s Custodial and Maintenance Employee’s Week. Here at Millbrook, the two daytime custodians are Tammy Cook and Chester Luttrell. They are fun to get to know and talk to. Both of them are different from one another, yet they work well together How long have you worked here? Tammy: Since 2003 Chester: Since 2003 Is […]

September 28, 2016 by Sabrina Castillo

Mrs. O’Harrow is the school’s one and only French teacher. She was born and raised in Butler, Pennsylvania. Out of six children, she is the oldest. She enjoyed having many siblings because there was always something to do and someone to do it with. “Every Christmas I’d get my five brothers and sisters together and […]

September 28, 2016 by Anna Fox

Ms. Spitzer is a new teacher at Millbrook who teaches junior English. Her goal is to improve student writing this year. She has been teaching for seven years and has taught at the middle and high school levels. Since she is new she feels like “the awkward kid without a place to sit at lunch,” […]

September 28, 2016 by Emily Keller

Children With Hair loss is a nonprofit organization that gives children who are 21 years or younger who have lost or who can’t grow their own hair. This organization takes a donor’s hair and turns it into a beautiful wig for a child. All hair that is donated and made into wigs are free of […]

September 27, 2016 by Luke Rangel

This school year Millbrook was introduced to a brand new vice principal. Mrs. Rangel is stepping in for Mr. Liero, who moved to Dowell J. Howard this school year. Before she became a vice principal at Millbrook, she was the principal at Armel Elementary for ten years. At Armel, Mrs. Rangel started off as a […]

September 26, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

College night is Wednesday, September 28, from 6:30 – 8:30 at the Apple Blossom Mall.  Over 50 colleges, military institutes, and vocational schools will be represented. Representatives from each school will be available to talk to students and answer question as well as  provide information. To enhance the experience, students can pre register on http://www.gotocollegefairs.com/ […]

September 23, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

New to Millbrook this year is special education teacher and basketball coach, Mr. Bates. Mr. Bates came to Millbrook from Clarke County High School with ten years of teaching in special education under his belt. He wasn’t sure what he would be teaching at Millbrook when he was first hired and that algebra “kind of […]

September 22, 2016 by Collin Boyer

Dr. Hare absolutely loves Millbrook! When he joined, he had been told Millbrook was an incredibly supportive environment, and he continues to support that statement. Dr. Hare even had some of the teachers that work here when he was in high school at James Wood! Believe it or not, while he has been living in […]

September 9, 2016 by Cara George

When walking into Millbrook on his first day of high school, the first thing to pop into Timmy Hughes’ head was “I’m going to love it here.” Continuing on through the first day, Hughes realized high school is “a little crazy.” Even with all the craziness and little to no help from others to help […]

September 9, 2016 by Gwen Zirkle

There is a Chromebook revelation happening at Millbrook. Chromebooks are affordable and easy to monitor so chances are Millbrook isn’t the only school making the switch to Chrome. But by switching to Chrome, students and teachers are missing out on the some of the wonderful software associated with Windows like Microsoft and Adobe and it […]

September 7, 2016 by Anica Moran

The PSAT will be given at Millbrook on October 19th. The PSAT measures critical reading, mathematical reasoning, writing skills, and the ability to reason with facts and concepts rather than the ability to recall them.  Registration for the PSAT is September 6th-22nd. Students can register in the guidance office. The cost is $15.00 per student.

August 31, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

The “Google Ninjas” are a new team of students always ready to help students solve issues with their chromebooks. They are located at the Google help desk in the library. Thomas Parks, a sophomore, is a member of the Google Ninjas team. The announcement for the need of team members was made over the announcements […]

August 30, 2016 by Sabrina Castillo

Jessyka Renaud is a junior who wishes she could climb walls like a bug she saw one day. Jess is extremely shy and quiet when someone firsts meets her, but is very quirky once someone gets to know her. Most people call her Jess or occasionally Jessy. She is very unprepared for life after high […]

August 16, 2016 by Sabrina Castillo

August 11, 2016 by Gwen Zirkle

With back to school shopping, students can never be sure exactly what they need. The lists are never accurate and teachers always want students to have extra supplies specifically for that class. So what can a student do to prevent themselves from buying too much or too little? First, students need to breathe. Back to school time can […]

August 9, 2016 by Eliza Grigsby

If you’re worrying about how to get your body back into the school routine, here are some tips and tricks so you don’t feel like a zombie next week Cheat the clock: Try to go to bed a bit earlier than normal. Hopefully, you will be able to sleep longer and deeper this way. Using […]

August 2, 2016 by Eliza Grigsby

Summer is ending, and fast. It’s important to remember those summer assignments. If you’ve forgotten what you may have to do before school starts, here is the list of all the summer assignments for this year. Honor’s English 9: -Read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee -Complete a dialectical journal to encourage critical thinking […]

July 28, 2016 by Anica Moran

Many people go on vacation to relax and unwind but between the hotel reservations getting lost and the kid on the plane kicking the back of the seat the whole 8 hour flight, is it really relaxing? There are just a few things that can make a vacation better. Go to a place that de-stresses […]

July 14, 2016 by Gwen Zirkle

July 7, 2016 by Emily Keller

FRIDAY Jul 1, 2016 7:00 PM ~ Journey with the Doobie Brothers Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach- Virginia Beach, VA SATURDAY Jul 2, 2016 7:00 PM ~Deitrick Haddon Willett Hall – Portsmouth, VA WEDNESDAY Jul 6, 2016 11:00 AM ~ Vans Warped Tour Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach- Virginia […]

June 30, 2016 by Anica Moran

June 21, 2016 by Eliza Grigsby

Although the summer just started, it’s important to remember those summer assignments. It’s better to get a jump start on your work over the summer, than be scrambling in August to get it done. The summer assignments for Millbrook students next year are as follows. Honor’s English 9: -Read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper […]

May 13, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

Bullying has gone on for centuries throughout our world whether it be in the workplace, on the street, or at school. There are unimaginable instances where bullying has occurred throughout school systems, some more severe than others. Of course bullying was present in earlier years, but times have changed and the insults have been transformed. […]

May 10, 2016 by Sabrina Castillo

SOL’s are here and everyone is frantic; here are some protips to make everything a little bit better.   Study what you don’t know, don’t over study material you already know. Teach the subject to someone to understand the subject better. Don’t cram last minute. Set out everything the night before to avoid rushing in […]

May 5, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

Throughout the last four years, Millbrook staff and students have been accustomed to the name McManaway, as in Austin McManaway. At the start of 2015, however, the school turned upside down with the addition of a new kid in town, yours truly, Ashley McManamay. It can be traced back as far as 1847 that the […]

April 27, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

On Friday, April 22, Dr. Nambiar’s students had the opportunity to go to Six Flags. The amusement park sponsored a “physics day” where only physics students were allowed in. There were stations all around, where students learned and calculated the concepts used on each ride. There were many students at the park, most being from […]

April 25, 2016 by campbelc@frederick.k12.va.us

Next year Ms. Morissette is retiring early and next year, she will be going to Cuenca, Ecuador. She and her husband will be staying in an extended stay hotel that they visited last summer when they were doing field work. They will stay in the hotel for about a month and while they are there […]

April 25, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

End of Year Schedule May 11th: 5th and 6th periods – SOL testing May 12th: 1st period – SOL testing May 13th: 2nd period – SOL testing May 16th: 3rd period – SOL testing May 17th: 4th period  – SOL testing May 18th: 7th period  – SOL testing May 19th: 8th period is testing May 20th: Remediation, Make-ups, Honors/AP testers May […]

April 11, 2016 by Gwen Zirkle

Millbrook put on its annual musical; this year they did Shrek: The Musical. “I thought it was great,” said Payton Deegan, an audience member. Shrek: The Musical was a wonderful performance by Millbrook’s students. All the actors and singers were phenomenal. The props on stage looked very nice and were wonderfully made. The cast and […]

April 8, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

The Shrek musical opened Thursday, April 7 and, in short, it was amazing. However, with such excellent performances by the cast, we often forget what goes on behind the scenes. Along with the actors and actresses, the behind the scenes team worked countless hours making props and getting things perfect for opening day. Luis Lopez, […]

April 6, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

During Prom season, the hardest thing to find once dresses, shoes, and colors are picked, is where to eat. It has to be a place fancy enough for the special night, but still affordable enough for a high school student on a budget. The prices vary from place to place, but below is a great […]

March 30, 2016 by Emily Keller

Harrison Ford is known as an iconic American actor and film producer. He’s portrayed roles such as Han Solo in Star Wars (created by George Lucas) and Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones franchises (created by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg), which he is most famous for. But Ford wasn’t always considered an outstanding actor. […]

March 28, 2016 by Eliza Grigsby

The Beatles became a household name by 1965, however many do not know that they struggled to get a record contract. When auditioning for Decca Records, the band was told, “We don’t like your sound, and guitar music is on the way out.” The Beatles performed 15 tracks for the record company in a few […]

March 26, 2016 by Eliza Grigsby

Charles Darwin was a British nationalist in the 19th century whom students still learn about today. He created the theories of evolution and natural selection. However, he faced many feats before becoming the man that is taught about in today’s classrooms. Darwin was bored by school and when he could not complete his study in […]

March 24, 2016 by Gwen Zirkle

New York Times bestselling author Simone Elkeles spoke at Sherando High School on March 24 about the ups and downs of being author. Her presentation was inspirational, humorous and informational. Though Simone Elkeles loves all of her books, the one closest to her heart is Perfect Chemisty. She has a total of ten books currently […]

March 23, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

On Tuesday March 15, students in world history went to an event called History Day, which can be compared to the science fair. The regional competition was held at JMU and was split up into five different categories: a documentary, performance, exhibit, research paper, and website. Millbrook had two first place winners at the regional […]

March 23, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

Walt Disney Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901. He created his first animation company in Kansas City in 1921. He was later forced to dissolve his company. Later, in 1927, he created Mickey Mouse, but was told that the idea will not work, that having a giant mouse on the screen would terrify […]

March 22, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst at the Homestead on December 10, 1830. Her youth was rather normal where she went to school, read, attended church, explored nature, and first encountered poetry. While she was younger she seemed very social and happy. Dickinson’s attitude had changed as she grew older and she eventually became a […]

March 21, 2016 by Emily Keller

Logan Apple, a junior, is going to the International Science Fair that is being held in Phoenix, Arizona this spring. In February of last year, Logan learned how to do sign language and got really interested in it. Over the summer, he was looking for an idea that could help solve some world problems, when […]

March 21, 2016 by campbelc@frederick.k12.va.us

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 as a twin, but his twin died stillborn. Elvis Presley came from a working- class family in Tupelo, Mississippi. His mother Gladys and his father Vernon moved Elvis around frequently because they didn’t have much money, but wherever they moved they always stayed rooted in faith. […]

March 18, 2016 by Anica Moran

Rowland Hussey Macy was a determined man who wouldn’t stop striving for what he wanted. He suffered seven failed businesses before his New York City Macy’s store became a success. He worked at his father’s shop until he was 15. His first failed business was a needle and thread store he set up after sailing […]

March 17, 2016 by Sabrina Castillo

Harry S. Truman is the 33rd president of the United States. When he started a store selling clothing, it was quite successful. After a few year, his store went bankrupt. Truman tried business two other times, but failed. His three business failures were before he was the age of 36. Truman and his family had […]

March 16, 2016 by campbelc@frederick.k12.va.us

Jim Carrey has always had a funny bone, but not everyone got a laugh from him. His famous movies, The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura, Bruce Almighty, and many more, came with much work. Growing up, his family lived in Canada and was not rich. In fact, his father struggled to stay employed, causing […]

March 15, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart began writing music at a young age, composing over 600 pieces that are considered the best ever written. Even so, he didn’t have such a great time and was restless at times, guiding him to his dismissal from his position as a court musician in Salzberg. As a young man, Beethoven didn’t […]

March 14, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

March 14th marks a marvelous day for math enthusiasts. Commonly known as Pi (3.14)  day, this date is also Albert Einstein’s birthday. Every student was asked over the weekend to research Einstein and come back with one major contribution he made to physics. After everyone went through their facts, Dr. Nambiar taught an in depth […]

March 14, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

Albert Einstein is known for being a gifted theoretical physicist or in other words, a genius. Strangely enough, he did not speak until he was four and did not read until he was seven. He did not always show such promise, his parents and teachers began to think he was mentally handicapped, anti-social, and slow. […]

March 12, 2016 by campbelc@frederick.k12.va.us

Bill Gates   When Bill Gates was starting off he didn’t seem like he would be much of a success. After all, he dropped out of Harvard. After dropping out, he started a business with Paul Allen called Traf-O-Data. This business later failed, but Gates did not get deterred. He and Paul eventually went on […]

March 11, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey is a very successful women who has done everything a little bit of everything in the business world. There is one failure that she experienced in her life because of a simple mistake. She wanted to try the movie business and made a film adapted by Toni Morrison’s Beloved. During opening […]

March 10, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

Dick Cheney The well known, recent vice president and ongoing business man had a tough time in college. He did well enough in high school to get into Yale, but ended up flunking out, for the first time. On his second try to achieve his degree, he also flunked out. Third time must have been […]

March 9, 2016 by Gwen Zirkle

What author had her books rejected 12 times, lived in poverty, was a divorced single mother, went through depression, only to have the rejected books eventually make a billion dollars? The answer? J.K. Rowling the author of the very popular Harry Potter books. After 12 rejections Rowling began to lose faith in herself and her […]

March 8, 2016 by Emily Keller

How would someone feel if they moved away from all their friends and family for 10 months? Ryan Kim is ecstatic to study abroad in Finland for his Junior year. The Rotary Exchange program in Frederick County has given him the opportunity to expand his horizons. The Rotary Exchange program gives students a lifetime experience […]

March 8, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

Many famous inventors, athletes, and other public figures are known for their incredible careers. However, many people don’t seem to realize the struggles that these celebrities went through in order to accomplish their goals. This is the Success After Failure of Mark Wahlberg and Michael Jordan. Born on June 5, 1971, in Boston, Massachusetts, Mark […]

March 7, 2016 by campbelc@frederick.k12.va.us

Vincent Van Gogh   While Vincent Van Gogh was alive, he only sold one of his paintings. The single painting he sold was to a friend and he didn’t even sell it for much. Even though he had no success with this, he kept pushing himself to make more pieces, sometimes even starving himself to […]

March 4, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

Tyler Russell and Courtney Welsh recently competed in an auto body repair competition at Dowell J. Howard. They were given a fender with two huge dents in it and were told to repair it using different methods. In one of the dents they were just given a hammer and dolly, but with the other dent […]

February 29, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

Kristen Kline has been doing BMX since she was 8 years old, and it has gotten her a scholarship to a university in Indianapolis, Indiana. Marian University held her signing in Louisville, Kentucky at a race the weekend of February 6. While furthering her education at Marian University, she plans to do well in school, […]

February 25, 2016 by Eliza Grigsby

Nazeeh Johnson, Millbrook’s football star signed to Marshall University February 25th, 2016. He will be continuing his football and educational career at Marshall, although he is undecided about his major as of right now. Marshall University is in Huntington, West Virginia and has a division I football program. Last year, the university’s football team ended […]

February 24, 2016 by Eliza Grigsby

Senior Rylee Learn signed to Frostburg State University on February 24th. She will be continuing her soccer and educational career there. Frostburg State University is located in Frostburg, Maryland and was founded in 1898. Learn will be playing Division III Women’s Soccer at the school, which had a 10-7-3 record last season. Along with playing […]

February 24, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

Mrs. Stearn-Leaphart is a special ed aide at Millbrook High School, but there is a whole different side to her that students don’t know; she is also a dog show competitor. In her free time, Mrs. Stearn-Leaphart trains her dogs to become award-winning performers. She started showing her Great Danes in 1993. She begins training […]

February 11, 2016 by Sabrina Castillo

The Science Fair was held at Lord Fairfax Community College on February 4th, 2016 from 9:15 to 1:30. Millbrook High School had six students place and advance to regionals. Abigail Basa is a sophomore and one of her favorite things to do is figure skating. She has been doing it since she was little, which […]

February 8, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

Kiara Torrey My cousin had cancer for four years and the doctors had to amputate his leg in 2008. Also my aunt had leukemia for eight years and only knew about the cancer for four years. Ms. Thomas My sister had breast cancer and it was really hard for me and her family. Now she […]

February 5, 2016 by Maribeth Carmichael

All week study halls have been covering their doors with aDOORable decorations to celebrate Go Pink Week. Doors were judged Thursday, February 5 after school and the winners were announced the next day. It comes to no surprise to the BlueXpress team that their door took first place. The door project was headed by Ashley […]

February 3, 2016 by Anica Moran

This week, Millbrook is bringing back a week dedicated to cancer. It’s called Go Pink Week. They brought it back this year after a three year break. “It’s a way to let people know what is going on in other people’s lives and to let survivors know that they aren’t alone in their fight.” Ms. […]

February 1, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

With cancer diagnoses on the rise and in need of quick recovery times, doctors are scrambling to find answers. The death rate has jumped up and down since the 1980s even with technological advances in the medical field. I personally have a history of cancer in my family, but only on one side. This is […]

January 30, 2016 by campbelc@frederick.k12.va.us

Go Pink Week is February 1-5   Get involved with door decorating during your study hall class. Doors will be judged on January 29 after school. A Night of Hope Coffee House with performances from Millbrook students will be held Thursday, February 4. A lunchtime carnival where all funds raised go towards cancer research will […]

January 21, 2016 by Maribeth Carmichael

Here’s the latest weather update from Millbrook’s very own weatherman, science teacher, Mr. Haskiell: With weather, there is always change.  Please keep in mind that I only do this for the fun (geeky) of it and do not claim to be good at this.  That being said, here you go. The storm timing has changed. […]

January 21, 2016 by Eliza Grigsby

On Sunday, January 17, 2016, the Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy (SCAA) Dance Ensembles performed a winter festival dance concert with Ashburn Academy of Dance in the Armstrong Concert Hall at Shenandoah University. The free performance lasted an hour and a half, with a great turnout. Both dance academies combined had 70 dancers aged 7-18. Many […]

January 20, 2016 by Maribeth Carmichael

Millbrook’s very own weatherman, science teacher Mr. Haskiell, has made some important predictions regarding the coming snowstorm! According to Mr. Haskiell, the Weather Channel has already dubbed this storm as “Jonas”.  This storm is showing signs of being at least an impact storm and could still turn into a mega-storm. Here are his predictions for the […]

January 8, 2016 by Anica Moran

To be or not to be a snow day? That is the question. The snow in Winchester over the past few months has been nonexistent. The temperature has been around spring level and all the flowers are showing up. Will we ever have a chance to make snowman this winter? The answer is probably not. […]

January 8, 2016 by Emily Keller

January 6, 2016 by campbelc@frederick.k12.va.us

Imagine getting a tattoo…on your lip! Megan Haan did the unthinkable on impulse and got her initials and a crown representing her nickname, “Lady Meg”, tattooed on the inside of her bottom lip. The tattoo was done at the downtown shop, ‘Sakura.’ This was not her first tattoo. She got one on her shoulder of […]

January 3, 2016 by Gwen Zirkle

Hope this winter break has been enjoyable for all. We will be returning to school on January 4. When students return, it will be a day two. This marks the beginning of the second semester so any students with semester long classes remember to report to the correct new class. Some teachers may have assigned […]

January 1, 2016 by Emily Keller

December 16, 2015 by Anica Moran

At 7:30 on December 14th in Millbrook’s gym, the Junior and Senior boys took on the teachers and then each other in a game of volleyball. The Juniors were the first to challenge the teachers and the teachers won 25 to 15. The Seniors then went against the teachers to have a close match of […]

December 10, 2015 by campbelc@frederick.k12.va.us

The week of December 7-11 is a busy time for Dr. Nambiar’s physics class. Paper roller coasters are being built and launch day is Thursday, December 10 and Friday, December 11. Physics is a science class offered at Millbrook that involves the study of matter and energy, forces, motion, and the laws that explain it. […]

December 7, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

Many people think community service is a waste of time and would rather go shopping or be with friends. However for students who do community service, the time spent will help them get into colleges and gain scholarships. Community service will help students get the experience of how the community works and how to help […]

December 4, 2015 by Anica Moran

The 7Project came to Millbrook on December 3. It encouraged young adults to find who they are and share their stories.The six major points were character, choices, self esteem, suicide, substance abuse, and tolerance. They left the last chapter for students to write to decide what they want their life to be like. The 7Project […]

December 4, 2015 by Sabrina Castillo

Walking In A Winter Wonderland Walking In A Winter Wonderland is a light show with beautiful displays and music playing along the paved path at Clearbrook Park. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available to buy while at the park. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be found in a warm cabin where everyone is welcome […]

November 24, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

On the 19th of November, Millbrook DECA took on the Big Apple. Starting with a very early departure Thursday at 5:30 a.m., the group finally arrived in New York City around 10:30 a.m. to unload the bus and take a quick walk around Central Park. While there, they learned that historically there was a gambling problem […]

November 23, 2015 by Emily Keller

1:Watch the Thanksgiving Parade 2:Do Thanksgiving crafts 3:Bake sweet treats 4:Look through the family photo album 5:Volunteer at a soup kitchen 6:Play a board game 7:Watch/play Football 8:Do a three legged race 9:Name that tune 10:Have a treasure hunt 11:Play the make me laugh challenge 12:Have a Silly Dance contest 13:Do some Karaoke 14:Jump in […]

November 12, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

Lauren Reed is a Millbrook senior who signed with Shepherd University’s Basketball team today. Basketball has been a key part of her life for as long as she can remember. Playing for a college team has always been a dream of hers, and now that is becoming a reality. “I chose Shepherd because of the […]

November 11, 2015 by campbelc@frederick.k12.va.us

“Nobody can do it for you, you have to do it yourself,” is a famous quote many people live by for motivation. Ms. Finny, the Millbrook AP English teacher and Tyler Langehennig, a junior, both have inspiring stories of their journeys toward weight loss. Junior Tyler Langehennig had not always struggled with his weight. In […]

November 11, 2015 by Anica Moran

Imani Major signed as an athlete to the college of her choice on November 11th, 2015. She is going to Shepherd University to play volleyball next fall. Nearly 30 of her fellow students, as well as teachers, her parents and little sister were in attendance to witness this big event in her life. As a […]

November 10, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

On November 10th, Millbrook hosted the eighth annual Veteran’s Day breakfast and ceremony. The ceremony concluded with a large turnout, consisting of many veterans and their family members. The servicemen received a breakfast consisting of fruit, breads, bagels, pastries, and chicken minis from Chick-Fil-A, along with juice and hot coffee. After they finished, Mrs. Butler, our principal, said […]

November 10, 2015 by Anica Moran

On Friday, November 6th in Millbrook’s auditorium, Alan Cortez, Elijah Doyle, Elyk Amick, Alex Hicks, Madelyn Shores, Nick Orndoff, Ryan Kim, Kyle Keenan, Nathan Wiens, Mr. Rogus, Mr. Wooley, and Ms. Redcay shaved their heads to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.   “All my friends said I couldn’t do it.” said Nick Orndoff […]

November 9, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

The Veterans Day Program will be held on Tuesday, November 10th at Millbrook High School. The doors will be open for Veterans at 8:15 to settle in for breakfast that begins at 8:30. Breakfast will finish around 9:15, followed with a few comments from our administrators. Students may arrive towards the end of breakfast to […]

November 5, 2015 by Anica Moran

There was a general election on November 3rd, however only 27% of Frederick County went to vote. Winchester, Virginia is the 10th congressional district. The new elected candidates are listed below with their fields.   Member of Senate: Glen H. Sturtevant House of Delegates Member: J. Randy  Minchew Sheffie: L.W. Millholland Member of Board of […]

October 30, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

The first Democratic debate has opened the window to many voters on which issues Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Lincoln Chafee, and Jim Webb stand on. It started with Cooper’s invitation for Joe Biden to join the race before each of the candidates had the opportunity to give their opening statements. Former Secretary of […]

October 30, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

Former Pioneer basketball star, Erick Green, battled for the third point guard position on the Denver Nuggets team. He had to take on and beat Nick Johnson, a younger player, to be recognized on the Nugget’s roster. Green won the position and will become part of the Nuggets team and roster. Green was a part of […]

October 29, 2015 by Anica Moran

October 27, 2015 by Gwen Zirkle

October 27, 2015 by campbelc@frederick.k12.va.us

The 5K Color Me Blue Run is a fundraiser that benefits the Millbrook Pioneer Athletic Association (MPAA). All runners begin the race dressed in white and the goal is to be covered in blue by the end of the run. Volunteers stand on the sidelines at different “color stations” and throw cornstarch dyed blue. Many […]

October 22, 2015 by Anica Moran

On Tuesday, November 3rd, there will be a general election. This off-year election will only feature special ballots for the United States Congress along with gubernatorial and state legislative. There will also be mayoral elections and a few other local officers will be voted in. This is a list of representatives running for office. House […]

October 21, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

On Saturday, October 24, Millbrook High School is hosting the Second Annual Color Me Blue 5K Color Run. Color runs are a fun and healthy way to get out with friends while getting covered in colored powder. Registration starts at 8am and the run itself starts at 9am. New obstacles have been added to the course this year to […]

October 21, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

October 20, 2015 by Anica Moran

Teen Read Week is from October 18-24. It’s sponsored by the Young Adult Library Service Association to get more young adults to find a book to read that is interesting to them. The theme is “Read for the Fun of It” which is the exact aim YALSA has. They want to give kids an opportunity […]

October 16, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

With SATs just around the corner, students can be found anxiously prepare for the standardized test in any way they can. Whether it be the PSAT or an SAT class, there are many ways in which one can ready themselves, but here are a few more tips and tricks that may help before and during […]

October 16, 2015 by Gwen Zirkle

The highest achievement a Boy Scout can achieve is becoming an Eagle Scout. The few boys that achieve this honor exceeded all expectations and this achievement rare, with only about 5% of Boy Scouts awarded the Eagle Scout yearly. The boys must meet certain requirements while earning 21 merit badges including 13 specific badges required and a […]

October 15, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

Looking for a scare near Winchester? Want to get into the Halloween spirit? If so, there is a local attraction that scare-seekers will love. The Ghost Tours of Old Town Winchester, Virginia is a tour of the spooky cemetery and local hauntings in town. Visitors also learn the history of Winchester’s involvement in the Civil and Revolutionary Wars. Some of […]

October 14, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

The Powderpuff game held on October 8th had an outstanding turnout, with around 480 attendees. This is the largest crowd Millbrook has seen for the Powderpuff game since the tradition started. The great weather and support and spirit of the school helped accomplish this wonderful turnout. The 30 students running the event learned how to be well […]

October 13, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

October 13, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

If you want to be scared and stay in Winchester, then go to Devil’s Den. They are open 7:00pm-11:00pm from Friday through Sunday. Tickets are $15 for general entry but VIP tickets are $25 to skip the line. They don’t offer refunds after you’ve entered the attraction. Devil’s Den uses Hollywood-quality sets, trained professionals, and […]

October 9, 2015 by campbelc@frederick.k12.va.us

Ever had the experience of a lifetime? Junior Morgan Klunk had hers over the summer of 2015. Her grandfather is part of the Lions Club in Winchester and asked Morgan if she’d tag along as a volunteer at Remote Area Medical, otherwise known as R.A.M. R.A.M. travels around and provides medical treatment to areas that […]

October 8, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

Don’t forget tonight’s Powder Puff game. We hope to see everyone there at 7 pm when the juniors take on the seniors. If you can’t attend, the BlueXpress will be tweeting the scores and highlights @BX_Sports.

October 7, 2015 by Emily Keller

The Pittsburgh 6.6K Run and Family Walk is held every year around October. This run is a 6.6 distance (4.1 miles) run and the proceeds from the run benefit two Pittsburgh charities: The Mario Lemieux Foundation and The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. Runners can register online or can go to Consol Energy. Once registered for the […]

October 6, 2015 by Maribeth Carmichael

Each year, schools from across the state are invited to attend the Virginia High School League (VHSL) & Jostens Regional Championships hosted in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The convention consists of multiple lectures by numerous speakers on diverse topics, ranging from editing, to expanding coverage, improving writing skills and much more. This event also hosts the annual […]

October 2, 2015 by Gwen Zirkle

September 28, 2015 by Anica Moran

Banned book week recognizes our freedom to read whatever we wish. It is an annual celebration that is occurring September 27 through October 3 this year. The purpose of this week is to bring people together to share and support reading that may be considered unorthodox or unpopular to some. It’s not one person who wants one book […]

September 22, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

Mildreth Vasquez is a junior in Millbrook High School. She is from San Jose Manialtepec, Oaxaca México. She came here because she and her family wanted a better life and to achieve the American dream. In Mexico, the things that she really needed, and anything necessary for her family’s survival, were not in stores. She […]

September 18, 2015 by Gwen Zirkle

Nicole Hauck is a sophomore and a Superfan of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. She’s been a fan since 2012, when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was rebooted into a new television series. Although the 2012 version is her favorite, she loves anything and everything to do with the Turtles. “What mainly got me into it was […]

September 16, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

Club and Class Sponsors, have your clubs ready to decorate the halls. The decorations in the halls should be completed and on the walls by Friday, September 25th. There is a cash price for the top three hallways and they will be judged by staff who are not involved with any clubs. There will also […]

September 16, 2015 by Gwen Zirkle

Did you know to bend vibranium, the strongest element in the Marvel universe, takes 7.39 X 10701 kilotons of energy? Richard Baughnan does. Richard is a super fan of Marvel comics and a junior at Millbrook. Richard is a very enthusiastic fan of many TV shows, movies, books and video games, but above all else, […]

September 11, 2015 by Anica Moran

Everyone has their favorite artists and getting to see them in concert is exciting. Alex Ganse and Meg Hann went to two concerts this summer, including a Dierks Bentley concert and a Chase Rice concert. Dierks Bentley played at Virginia beach on July 9th. “It was so much fun. We planned going to the beach around […]