M-Life


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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The rule change prohibiting quotes on graduating seniors’ graduation caps has been revoked, but it was a rule change that had much controversy and a...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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....


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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:...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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”,...


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...


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...


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 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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...

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