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|NFA, North Campus Students Turned Statistical Information Into Interactive Class Project
Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus students turned statistical information from a survey into a class project for Mr. Keane’s class.
|Scholars came Dressed to Impress for their very first job interviews at GAMS!
Students had the opportunity to apply for and inquire about over 20 different positions within the school - including Pre-K Leader, Student Ambassador, School Safety Leader, Recess Leader, & Art Leader - just to name a few!
|NFA North Campus Expect 60 donors at Blood Drive
Team Captains organized 35 student volunteers throughout the day and expected to see around 60 donors – mostly students, but some teachers and members of the community.
|Zumba Fundraiser for Meadow Hill Families
Come out to Meadow Hill School for a fundraiser for a Zumba class each month.
|New Windsor School Scholars Help Launch Newburgh Basics with Cornerstone Family Health
Cornerstone Family Healthcare launched a Lending Library in partnership with The Newburgh Basics, a program through the Newburgh Enlarged City School District, housed on their Pediatric floor, thanks to the help of New Windsor School scholars.
|First graders at Horizons on the Hudson celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through Art!
Mrs. Jonisz's first grade classroom worked with HOH art teacher, Ms. Heisler to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Principles of Nonviolence.
|Students from NFA West's All Male Mentoring Program Volunteer for MLK Day of Service
Four students from the All Male Mentoring Program at Newburgh Free Academy’s, West Campus and one student from Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus volunteered with Habitat for Humanity as part of their MLK Day of Service.
|Boys Track Team performs Well at Molloy Stanner Games
While moving away from the longer 4X400m relay and turning their attention to the shorter 4X200m relay to help the athletes to gain some rest and recovery time. The group of: Brendon Hanson, Ricardo Singh, Davin Slater, and Ryler Gould won the race
|The Mid-Hudson Times Poses Question to South Middle School Students
Each week, the Mid-Hudson Times poses questions to students. This week, their question was:
|Ms. Rose's Exceptional Learners Class celebrates January birthdays!
Four students celebrated their 12th and 14th birthdays.
|Newburgh Accepts My Brother's Keeper Challenge
This month Newburgh has joined hundreds of cities nationwide in accepting My Brother’s Keeper challenge. Aimed at improving life outcomes and opening up opportunities for all youth.
|NFA West Campus Students Learn about the Empire State After-School Program
Mr. Grice, Empire State After-School Program Facilitator let students know about the programs that would be held at West and encouraged everyone to sign up.
|New Windsor School Hosts Annual Winter Concert
On Wednesday, January 10th New Windsor School scholars performed in their Winter Concert, see a photo recap of the event!
|21st Century After School Program - In Action at Balmville Elementary!
The 21st Century Afterschool Academy is an afterschool program where students can get homework help and tutoring along with enrichment activities that include but are not limited to chess, STEAM Project Based Learning, and the Arts provided by Newbur
|NFA Alumni Speak with Science Honor Society
Over fifty students from Newburgh Free Academy’s Science Honor Society gathered to listen to four alumni who returned to tell their story and give advice - just a year or two later from when they sat in those same seats.
|Newburgh Free Library with support of the Newburgh Basics to host Newburgh Baby Shower & Wee One Welcome
The event is this Saturday, January 13th from 10am - 11:30am in the Main Library.
|Students recognized for participation in the District wide 4th Annual Winter Card Contest!
During Tuesday's Board of Education Meeting, students and teachers were recognized for their participation and support of the district wide Annual Winter Card Contest. This event leads up to the Annual Celebration of the Arts happening next month.
|Utilizing Technology in the Classroom at New Windsor School!
Find out how the scholars over at New Windsor School are learning and creating using their classroom promethean board.
|Horizons on the Hudson Honor Society delivers donations to food pantry!
Goldbacks doing it with LOVE & giving back!
|South Middle School Families: Scoliosis Screening at SMS
During the next several weeks, the nurses in the Health Office will be conducting postural screenings at SMS.
|Update To District Calendar
The Board of Education recently approved changes to the district calendar concerning January 25 and 30th.
|South Middle School Faculty of the Week
South Middle School has received over 200 peer nominations for Faculty of the Week
|NFA North Campus PTECH Excelsior Academy discuss ideas for Youth Summit with Dr. Padilla
Dr. Padilla, Superintendent of Newburgh Schools, sat with a group of students in Ms. Christine McCartney and Ms. Jaqueline Hesse’s class at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus PTECH Excelsior Academy to discuss their ideas for Youth Summit in the Spr
|FBI Presents to Classes at Heritage Middle School
Heritage Middle School welcomed members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to speak to students about various job opportunities within the organization and personal cyber security for our students.
|Books & Breakfast for South Middle School Families Now Available
Books and Breakfast is a family event for South Middle School families that will take place in the morning of February 10, 2018.
|Check out the latest video clip from "Inside Meadow Hill School", highlighting the Before School Tennis Program!
These tennis players are doing it with love before their day even truly begins.
|New Windsor School Gives Out January Big Heart Award!
This month’s recipient was described as someone who has been “doing it with love” for years both within and outside the classroom, extending positive outreach for students and their families through the community at large.
|Goldbacks in the News! NFA North Campus Research Program
"Research program pays off for students" is the title of the article that can be found in the Times Herald Record highlighting a research program at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus.
|NFA Boys Track Team swept all 3 divisions of the 4X400m relay
Competing against over 3,000 of the top athletes on the East coast at the New York Armory this weekend, the Newburgh Free Academy Boys Track Team swept all 3 divisions of the 4X400m relay at the Hispanic Games Invitational along with setting a meet
|Vails Gate STEAM Academy - In the Running to Win a Project Fit America Playground!
Public voting is now open! Help Vails Gate STEAM Academy win!
|Meadow Hill School - In the Running to Win a Project Fit America Playground!
Public voting is now open! Help Meadow Hill School win!
|Become a new scholarship sponsor for an NFA Senior!
Each year the NFA scholarship program gives away over $100,000 in scholarships through the generous donations of local people and organizations. You can join us!
|Newburgh Free Academy Boys Track Team compete at The Marine Corps. Invitational
The Newburgh Free Academy Boys Track Team performed well at The Marine Corps. Invitational that was held 1on December 29th at the New York Armory.
|Vails Gate student gets a surprise gift from her family just in time for the holidays!
Welcome home NFA graduate, Jorge Pelaez! Jorge, a proudly serving US Marine surprises his 3rd grade sister, Michelle this afternoon.
|Newburgh Free Academy Celebrates 89 Year Tradition and Performs Winter Concert
Performances included A Capella Mixed Chorus, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Madrigals, and an arrangement with the Full Orchestra, A Cappella Chorus, Alumni, and Guests.
|New Windsor School Scholars Bring in the Holidays with STEM Projects!
Ms. Roberts' and Ms. Lynch's class worked in groups to create gingerbread houses using only legos! See some photos of these gingerbread houses built with a twist.
|Meadow Hill Staff Sings in the Holiday Season!
Check out the Holiday Caroling Video of these GEM's doing it with LOVE!
|NFA Boys Varsity Goldbacks host the 5th Annual Danny "Butterfly" Washington Showcase
On December 21st the NFA Boys Varsity Goldbacks held the 5th Annual Danny "Butterfly" Washington Showcase to help remember a longtime former Goldback and keep his memory alive. "Butterfly" was an active supporter and follower of NFA Athletics.
|Meadow Hill Students Perform Winter Concert
Performances were held by 6th grade Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, 6th grade Chorus, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, 7thy and 8th grade Chorus, Jazz Band, and Select Choir.
|#DoitwithLove and Potential Power Awards at NFA North!
NFA North hosted an award ceremony for students who displayed
|South Middle School Students Adopt 4 familites
Mr. Maher and Ms. Cellai supported students as they organized a food, clothing, and toy drive. Student Government students collected the majority of the food throughout the school.
|Empire State After-School Program Registration Now Available
Registration for the Empire State After-School Program is now available for students in grades 6-12. Register online now. Space is limited
|Mrs. Collier's Class presents "A Multi-Species Holiday Celebration!"
Third graders from Balmville Elementary put on a spectacular holiday show, recognizing and introducing all of the winter holidays! Check out some photos from the performance.
|Goldbacks Give Back! NFA Cosmetology and Barbering Help Those in Need
About 30 students from NFA Main’s Barbering and Cosmetology programs woke up early on a Saturday morning to volunteer their time and their skills to serve those in need at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital
|Central Office Staff Participate in Adopt-A-Family Program - do it with love!
Six families from Balmville School were adopted by several divisions. Families received toys, non-perishable food items, clothing, gift cards and holiday surprises.
|Balmville Welcomes Prospective Kindergarten Parents with Sweet Treats!
Balmville Elementary hosted their Annual Grade K Open House for prospective parents with children who will be entering next school year. Parents and families were able to enjoy a delicious pizza dinner and sweet treats thanks to the PTO.
|GAMS Hosts First Ever Student Job Fair!
GAMS hosted the first ever job fair today for STUDENTS in grades 3 through 5, as part of their Leader In Me Program. The purpose of the job fair was to encourage more students to take on leadership roles within the GAMS school community.
|72 Student Athletes Recognized as Scholar Athletes
All students received a pin to recognize their accomplishment.
|US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Visits Newburgh Free Academy
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Mr. Schweizer’s class on Friday to discuss Career and Technical Education programming. Mr. Schweizer teaches Architecture, Engineering, and Design and is the Chief Advisor for NFA’s Concept Vehicle Racing Team.
|NFA North Music Department Performed their Winter Concert
Students performed in the Orchestra, Percussion Demonstration, Mixed Chorus, and Concert Band.
|South Middle School performs Winter Concert
South Middle School performed their Winter Concert last week, featuring Concert Orchestra, 6th grade Chorus, Concert Band, and 7th & 8th grade Chorus.
|Area Superintendents Discuss My Brother's Keeper and visit the Armory
Part of the day included a trip to the Newburgh Armory Unity Center. Superintendents were able to tour the Armory and hear about programs offered on Saturdays and throughout the week.
|Heritage Middle School Bands Perform
Under the direction of, Mr. Michael Hickey, the 6th grade band and the 7th & 8th grade bands performed traditional songs and songs that put a 'twist' on traditional seasonal songs.
|The Madrigals Perform for the Newburgh Rotary Club
Led by, Ms. Jillian Caci, songs included holiday favorites as well as the madrigal, Walking on Green Grass.
|South Middle School Students Celebrate Elephant Day!
Students from South Middle School honored Elephant Day 2017 by hosting elephant themed activities geared toward raising money to be donated to a student selected organization.
|New Windsor School is Getting in the Holiday Spirit!
Cookies and Craft fun was had by some deserving scholars.
|NFA West Students Hear from Big Picture Learning Speaker
Mr. Witcher told students the story of his life path so far. As a Big Picture Learning school, many students from NFA West were able to relate to his path.
|Mrs. Linda Romano, 2018 ACTE National Teacher of the Year (Full coverage)
The Association of Career and Technical Education awarded Ms. Linda Romano, teacher at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus, 2018 ACTE National Teacher of the Year award this week.
|NFA West All Male Mentoring Program visits Madison Square Garden
Students had an opportunity to tour New York City and learn more about sports arenas, colleges in Manhattan and other cultural institutions.
|Newburgh Wrestlers win big!
Newburgh Wrestlers took on a challenging team this week and came out on top.
|Goldbacks Are the Fastest in the Nation!
The Newburgh Boys Track Team set three meet records at the AT&T Hall of Fame Invitational that was held this past Saturday (December 16, 2017) at the New York City Armory.
|Horizons on the Hudson Math Team Sports New Shirts
Fifth grade students on the Horizons on the Hudson math team wore their new team shirts to the most recent meet of the district-wide program.
|A Race to the Mound Raises $20,800.00
Over 500 racers attended the event with over 100 spectators and volunteers who joined in the fun of the day.
|Horizons on the Hudson to host 7th Annual Community Book Fair!
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Come out and support HOH this Saturday.
|Please Join us on January 11th, 2018!
Information for all families of preschool students entering Kindergarten in September 2018 who currently receive Special Education services through CPSE.
|NFA Key Club Hosts International Night
Juniors, Veronica Gonzalez, Annie Yang, Jacqueline Aquino, and Eliana Rodriguez wanted to focus on “Unity in the Community” and kept that focus as they spent weeks working out the details to present an event that hosted over 100 people and raised ove
|South Middle School Drama Department Presents: Hoodie
This middle school vignette play examines self-image and appearance. Middle schoolers face a tornado of questions every day. What do I wear? What if I wear the wrong thing? What is she wearing? What do I look like? Stop looking at me!
|17 NFA Students Display Art and Poetry at SUNY Orange
Seventeen students from NFA North displayed artwork and poetry at SUNY Orange in Newburgh as part of an exhibit that commemorates the United Nations signing the Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
|Middle School Selection sheets are due soon!
Take a few minutes to watch videos from two of our Middle Schools before you hand in your selection!
|Meadow Hill GEM's Highlight Video
Meadow Hill School, one of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District’s unique K through 8th grade buildings, is paving the way in innovative learning and school pride. Faculty, staff, and students alike share what they love most about being a GEM!
|NFA Debate team competes in first tournament
Members of the Debate team participated in their first tournament of the season at Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, NJ. There were three teams of 2 who went three rounds on Friday, December 8th.
|NFA West Hear from Inspirational Speaker, written by NFA West scholar Madison Jasso
Phoenix Tracy Gayle, a black trans woman in America who has seen the impact of gun violence first hand has a very important and inspirational message to the youth in Newburgh about gun violence.
|Excelsior Academy hosts Hour of Code
Newburgh Free Academy - North campus Excelsior Academy has been offering an Hour of Code event for the last four years as part of a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries
|NFA North Campus Open House Date Change
The NFA North Campus Open House has been moved from December 20, 2017 to Thursday, January 4, 2018
|GAMS Scholars Honored for Kindness at Monthly Leadership Assembly!
Kindness was the theme at GAMS this month for their Leadership Assembly. Special Guest Appearance by GAMS very own Early Bird to give out the award for Class Perfect Attendance!
|NFA West students visit local art exhibit and discuss gun violence
NFA West visited the Newburgh Community Photography Project exhibition Last Seen/Scene as part of their digital arts class with Ms. Nina D’Alfonso and Ms. Elizabeth Cappello, a participating photographer in the exhibit.
|Students create Creations of Love business at NFA Main
Creations of Love operates out of the NFA Main Bookstore Mondays - Fridays 8 am - 11:45 am. Please consider them in all of your holiday needs!
|NFA Teacher Linda Romano Named ACTE National Teacher of the Year!
Health Science Educator Linda Romano was named national teacher of the year by the Association for Career and Technical Education
|December Letter from the PTA
Welcome to our first letter from the school's PTA. We are excited to launch this and look forward to bringing this to our students, faculty & community.
|Meadow Hill December Newsletter
The Meadow Hill December Newsletter is now available to read online.
|South MS PTG Family Morning Movie: Star Wars The Last Jedi
On December 16, 2017, the SMS PTG will be hosting a Family Morning Movie at Showtime Cinemas. Tickets are $6 per person
|Collaboration, Teacher & Student Leadership, & Celebration at Meadow Hill School K-8
The Meadow Hill School Student Government and National Junior Honor Society made a difference in the lives of six families for the Thanksgiving holiday celebration!
|The NFA Social Studies Department sponsored a new American flag for the Karpeles Manuscript Museum in Newburgh.
The flag stands proud on the top of the building on lower Broadway
|Blood Drive at NFA Main Campus - December 7th 8:30AM to 1:00PM
No appointments necessary. NFA Main Campus will be having a blood drive on Thursday, December 7th, in the Girls gym 8:30 to 1:00.
|GAMS Music Teacher honored by The Academy for Teachers
Music teacher at Gidney Avenue Memorial School, Karin McCartney was honored this week by The Academy for Teachers!
|THA Families: December Newsletter
Here's the December Family Newsletter, upcoming event information can be found on the calendar.
|Gardnertown Honors Student Leaders at Student Lighthouse Induction Ceremony
Join us in congratulating the 22 5th graders from Gardnertown who were inducted into the Student Lighthouse Program after a several month long application process!
|Facebook Live Chat with Superintendent Dr. Roberto Padilla
The superintendent is looking forward to hearing from you! Please take the opportunity to join in and chat with him live about the topics we all care about throughout the district.
|NFA Main students perform an all dance version of The Wizard of Oz this weekend!
Friday, ,December 1st st 7pm and Saturday, December 2nd at 2pm. General admission tickets can be purchased at the door for $5.
|NFA North students learn about First Responder careers first-hand
Over 60 students from NFA North were invited to participate in an in-depth learning opportunity at the Cronomer Valley Fire Department in Newburgh this week.
|Heritage Middle School students Donate Clothing for Those in Need
Five years ago, students from Heritage Middle School developed the concept of H.O.P.E – meaning helping our people everywhere.
|NFA graduate Gianni Perez talks to NFA West students about Greek Life and how it feels to be in a Fraternity/Sorority
Gianni Perez a NFA graduate talks about Greek Life and how life in a sorority/fraternity helps on resumes for colleges and jobs.
|Tennis in Schools Program currently running FREE tennis programs in all 9 of our elementary schools!
The purpose of this free USTA supported initiative is to create a tennis pathway for all students in the district. By offering this program for free, we can introduce the sport to a wide variety of young students.
|Over 70 South Middle School students learn about art and visit Storm King Art Center
Throughout the day, students in multiple classes had an opportunity to create their own sculpture while incorporating elements of things they learn in their English class.
|Boys Varsity Basketball Team hosted its 4th Annual Newburgh Goldback Family Day!
The basketball coaching staff, parents and players gathered together to share and go over plans and programs to help there student athletes be successful on and off the court.
|NECSD Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Team presented at the 23rd Annual Multicultural Education Conference at SUNY New Paltz
Their workshop, entitled "Examining Bias and Stereotypes Through the Social Emotional Learning Model", highlighted the roles of SEL instruction and multidisciplinary collaboration in identifying and addressing educational and social bias.
|Temple Hill Academy's December Newsletter is here!
Find out what's going on in December for our THA Tigers.. hot off the press!
|New Windsor School has some Outstanding Scholarly Characters!
Students at New Windsor School were celebrated this trimester for the character growth they have displayed. Students were nominated and honored by their teachers for exemplifying the traits of Honesty, Responsibility, & Respect.
|New Windsor School PTO - Ringing in the Holiday Season through Song!
New Windsor School's PTO held their 3rd annual Barnes and Noble holiday night on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the Barnes and Noble location on Rte 17K and 300.
|Vails Gate hosts STEAM Night!
Yesterday, Vails Gate held their STEAM Night/Science Fair where parents, teachers, students & families were able to play and innovate together through various activities/games.
|Vails Gate STEAM Night and Science Fair Rescheduled
The Vails Gate STEAM Night and Science Fair has been rescheduled from Thursday this week to Wednesday night to coincide with our open house.
|NFA North learns from NY Mets and NY Giants team doctor!
Dr. Conway gave insight on his experiences at Crystal Run, his college experience at Princeton which led him to working with the New York Mets and the New York Giants. He also works with the US Ski Team.
|NFA North Criminal Justice CO-OP Program Visit to Orange County Police Chiefs Police Academy
Mr. Mike Truncale from NFA North Security and Law Program brought students from the Criminal Procedure Co-Op class on a trip to the Orange County Police Chiefs Police Academy last week.
|New Windsor School gives out November Big Heart Award to....!
This month's winner/recipient was described as very knowledgeable in her field with a wealth of history and strong relationships with students, parents, families and staff. November's Big Heart Award winner at NWS was School Psychologist, Kelly Caci.
|New Windsor School Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-Up
Your school is using PTCFast.com to make signups as convenient as possible this year. Click the headline for more information.
|NFA Excelsior teachers and student published with national organization
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) posted two blogs this week, one from teachers Ms. Hesse and Ms. McCartney and one from student, Aboya Omot.
|South Middle School class celebrates Thanksgiving!
Ms. Lydia Rose and her mixed class of 6th - 8th grade Exceptional Learners celebrated Thanksgiving on Tuesday.
|New Windsor School - Spreading Thanks as Goldbacks Give Back!
New Windsor School students donated a total of 674 nonperishable items, plus 1 turkey, and staff donated 20 turkeys. They made Thanksgiving baskets for 22 of our NWS families. New Windsor School is absolutely doing it with LOVE!
|79 NFA Main students accepted to SUNY Orange!
79 NFA Main students applied for admissions to SUNY Orange and all 79 were accepted! A total of $2,370 in application fees was saved!
|NFA North & West Goldbacks give back - volunteer at local food bank!
Students from Girls to Ladies and Excelsior Academy at NFA North volunteered with Loaves and Fishes, local food pantry at United First Methodist Church on Liberty Street. Students divided and packaged goods that will be distributed Tuesday.
|Newburgh School comes out for Lap4Life event!
Over the weekend, several members of the Newburgh Enlarged City School district community volunteered for Lap4Life, a local organization celebrating it's 10th year of raising money and awareness for cancer.
|NFA West Male Mentoring Program visits Marist Basketball
Mentoring continues at West for the All Male Mentoring Program! Students toured Marist College, attended a basketball game and had a mentoring talk with Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach.
|Heritage Middle School student submits poems for contest
Poems were submitted as a project from the Annual Senator Larkin Thanksgiving Contest.
|NFA North Excelsior Goldbacks give back!
Down the road from South Middle School, students worked to improve their community and impact the lives of a family by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh.
|Math Meet! All nine elementary schools participate
Math Meets are an annual series of events where Grade 5 scholars from across our nine elementary schools come together to compete on teams while working collaboratively to solve a range of word problems.
|NFA West students host International Celebration
“Students bring food from different cultures. There are so many different foods that I've never tried before that I get to try today. And we get to all eat as a big family and learn about different foods together and the cultures they represent.” Sab
|GAMS Goldbacks give back and join Assemblyman to hand out food
GAMS 5th grade Honor Society participates in Giving Day at St. Mary’s on the 3rd Friday of every month.
|Opening Day at NFA Main Salon Clinic is a busy one!
Every Friday, from 7:15am – 10:00am, the Cosmetology department offers a Salon Clinic. Friday, November 17th was their grand opening and it was a busy day!
|Two young scholars teach Armory Board members chess!
Last week, two Newburgh students presented to the Newburgh Armory Unity Center Board of Directors.
|GAMS Pre-K Thanksgiving Feast, tasty food and smiling faces!
Pre-K at GAMS held their Annual Thanksgiving Feast and a great time was had by all, see photo recap.
|HOH Goldbacks Give Back with some Community Help.
Thanksgiving dinner bags handed out to over 60 families this morning at HOH!
|HOH PTO and Barnes & Nobles Holiday Book Drive to benefit the Newburgh Basics!
School and Community come together to do it with Love to support the Newburgh Basics.
|Middle and High School Open Houses
The following open houses allow 5th and 8th grade students learn more about the schools they may be attending next year.
|Fostertown Grade 3 Production of Aladdin!
Featuring Ms. McGuire, Ms. Hawes' and Mrs. Coffey's classes. The Aladdin production was filled with amazing costumes, scenery, and music!
|Meet your Communication Strategists!
Put a face to a name and learn more about who to contact to advertise all of the great things you and your students do!
|Girls to Ladies coordinate coat drives in Heritage and NFA North
Girls to Ladies starts at Heritage and continues in the high school. All three high schools are welcome and participate. Coats were collected from donation bins that had been set up at Heritage and NFA North.
|NFA Main sends record 13 students to NYSSMA
Thirteen students are the most students the district has had qualify in some time.
|K9 officers speak with students at NFA West
NFA West had members of the K9 Unit from the City of Newburgh Police Department in to discuss the role of police dogs as well as career opportunities available in this line of work.
|NFA Main hosts Youth in Government event
Students held mock elections with students preparing and giving speeches for the position that they were running for, student groups holding discussion and placing their votes, and a student being elected for local positions, state position, and fede
|Twelve foot T-Rex roams halls of GAMS
The GAMS Community and the NECSD Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Division teamed up at GAMS to provide an interactive, fun, and exciting family engagement night event.
|Professional barber gives advice to Barber students at NFA Main
Some advice offered, was for students to always stay humble, "Stay humble and work hard. Even if you've been working in this industry for a long time, make sure you're still working hard and doing this small things."
|Celebrity Barber demonstrates cut for NFA Main Cosmetology
Mr. Venacio competes in barbering competition and has built his brand on hard work, detail in his craft, and networking. He has traveled the country competing and teaching barbering, and has cut hair for the Texas Rangers MLB team and Jay Z’s bodygua
|Fifth Grade Students at HOH Share Math Games During Decimal Day
Students in Ms. Hoffman’s Fifth Grade Accelerated Class shared games they designed and constructed with the other classes in the grade during Decimal Day recently.
|NFA Main senior discusses research with 3 NYS Senators
Main senior, Supriya Makam gave testimony at a forum organized by the state’s Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, co-chaired by Senators George Amedore, Fred Akshar and Chris Jacobs.
|Meadow Hill Hosts Annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast
Veterans were welcomed with a musical procession led by members of the jazz band. National Honor Society students served a medley of delicious breakfast items provided by the NFA Culinary Institute and Torino’s Bakery.
|Pasta with the Principal at NFA North
Parents and students attended an evening of information and good food with several leaders within NFA North.
|7th and 8th grade students attend Girls Science Day at Columbia University
38 7th-8th grade girls from Meadow Hill and Temple Hill travel to NYC to attend Girls Science Day at Columbia University.
|Save the date for International Night at NFA North
There's Unity in Community. A night of cultural unity in order to provide relief to Puerto Rico.
|Meadow Hill Student-Led Conference Sign-Ups
Student-Led Parent Teacher Conferences are coming soon. Sign-up now!
|24 of Our Teachers Became Project Lead the Way Certified!
This month 24 Teachers from across the district became certified through Project Lead the Way. These Teachers will be working in the 21st Century After School Programs and at Vails Gate STEAM Academy one on one with students.
|Attention All District Families: Take the Annual K12 Insight Survey.
We’re committed to working with you to prepare our students to be tomorrow’s leaders. Only by listening to our community can we ensure our schools are setting up all our students for excellence.
|Hour of Code at NFA North
An Hour of Code will be held at NFA North on Monday, December 4th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Link to sign up is available.
|Open to the Public! Cosmetology Salon Clinic
NFA Main Cosmetology offers salon services open to the public. Every Friday from 7:15am - 10:00a,
|South Middle School King pin Tournament - Teacher Edition
South Middle School hosted a King pin Tournament this week to raise funds for student activities. King pin is a cross between dodge ball and... bowling.
|NFA West student interns at local radio station
NFA West senior, Anthony has an internship at a local radio station. Dr. Padilla stopped by to find out how he was acclimated to this out of the classroom learning space.
|NFA West students tour Duchess Community College
Students at NFA West went on a trip to Dutchess Community College as apart of the W.E.S.T University Program which exposes students college and career options.
|NFA West series includes Mount Saint Mary College HEOP
As part of the weekly series at NFA North, a representative from Mount Saint Mary’s Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and a current student, and recent NFA alumna, spoke to students.
|NFA North honors Veterans with ceremony
NFA North held a short ceremony to honor our veterans and their loved ones and their Hallway Hall of Fame will remain in the main lobby for the entire month of November.
|Vails Gate Gators have some Science Fun!
Super Scientists in the making!
|NWS Students & Parents were able to Travel Across the Country!
Traveling the country at New Windsor School for their Road Trip Night!
|South Middle School Hosts King pin Tournament
What do you get when you cross dodge ball and bowling? King pin!
|Recent candidate for Newburgh City Council speaks with students at Meadow Hill
Mr. Grice, the Empire State After-school Program Facilitator, and recent candidate for Newburgh City Council spoke to the Student Government at Meadow Hill
|Register Now for Newburgh Armory Unity Center Activities for Grades PreK-6th
Parents now is the time for you to take advantage of the free and educational opportunities available at the Newburgh Armory. They are offering the courses and activities for children Pre-K through Grade 6.
|NFA North Pasta With the Principal Live Stream Available
The rescheduled date for the NFA Pasta with the Principal is this Monday, November 13th, from 6PM-7:30PM. We hope you can make the event, but if not we will be live streaming.
|Meadow Hill Welcomes Fathers to “Dads Take Your Child to School Day”
On October 24, 2017 Meadow Hill was proud to welcome close to 500 fathers and father figures who joined this initiative.
|A Look Back at Meadow Hill’s Halloween Extravaganza!
This October Meadow Hill came alive as the spirit of Halloween shook the walls and rattled the classroom doors!
|Horizons on the Hudson's Bring Your Dad To School Day - Great Success!
HOH hosted their Annual Bring Your Dad to School Day, and over 400 families were in attendance, sparking love and encouragement all day long!
|Dr. Padilla inducted into the Greater Newburgh Rotary Club
This year, the Greater Newburgh Rotary Club is celebrating over 100 years of serving our community.
|NFA Dance Department Presents The Wizard of Oz
The All Dance Production of The Wizard of Oz will take place at NFA Main Auditorium on December 1st and 2nd. Tickets are $5 and available at the door.
|Important Information: Kindergarten Registration & Upcoming Dual Language and Kindergarten Open Houses
Kindergarten and Dual Language School Open Houses are coming up. A complete list of dates is available with important Kindergarten Registration information!
|NFA Hudson Valley Field Trip 2017
NFA students are tourists in their hometown! How much do you know about the place you call home? This was the question posed to Newburgh Free Academy students in ENL teacher, Jennine Sileno and ELA teacher, Ginny McCurdy’s classes.
|New Windsor School Big Heart Award for Mrs. Muller!
NWS gave out their monthly Big Heart Award following the district’s mantra this year of “Do it with Love”. A staff or faculty member is nominated each month for this award at NWS.
|NFA North student perform Where There’s a Will, There’s a Murder
A murder/mystery by Michael Druce, directed by Ms. Hannah Blair Butler, students performed from November 2nd – 4th.
|Student Government at South Middle School hosts 3-3 basketball tournament
Student government hosted their first fundraiser to raise money for participation in student activities.
|Goldbacks WIN - Section 9 Class AA 2017 Championship!
For the 4th year in a row, the NFA Goldbacks take the Section 9 Class AA Football Championship, after defeating Pine Bush this past Saturday!
|South Middle School talks bullying and awards character
Dignity for All Students was a theme of this month’s assembly with presentations and two different performers throughout the day.
|Temple Hill Academy's November Newsletter
Extra extra read all about it - THA November 2017 Newsletter is here!
|Board member, Mr. Howard mentors students at NFA West
Board of Education member, Mr. Phil Howard spoke with students as part of NFA West’s Young Men’s Group Mentoring Program.
|Goldbacks give back! NFA Alumni speak to students about college experiences
Three NFA alumni and current students at Mont Saint Mary College discussed their transition from high school to college, the application process, and overall advice.
|School Days: The Road To College Event - RSVP by Nov. 17
NFA Seniors, join us for a free FAFSA orientation and application help on December 7, 2017 at 4pm
|HOH Open House and Welcome Back Party
Families enjoyed an evening of greeting, eating, and then meeting HOH faculty and staff during classroom visits at Open House and Welcome Back Party.
|College and Career Fair attracts more than 130 organizations
As one of the largest college fairs in Orange County, students and parents heard from a panelist of college admissions representatives and career and industry professionals. Presentations were held in both English and Spanish.
|National Elementary Honor Society Inducts New Members at Horizons
The Horizons on the Hudson chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony, expanding its membership to 38 students.
|Excelsior Academy at NFA North meet with IBM mentors
Students met with mentors from IBM, some of whom will work with students for 4 years.
|Community Trunk or Treat - Doing it with LOVE!
The NECSD FACE Division with the support of parents, local school bus transportation companies, young scholar volunteers and community-based organization professionals supported the 2017 city-wide Trunk or Treat event hosted by the City of Newburgh.
|Heritage Families: Student Led Conferences Sign Up
Links are available for parents to sign up for conferences on 11/15/17 (4:30-8 PM) and 11/22/17 (7:30-11 AM).
|Hip Hip Hooray its Parade Day over at GAMS!
GAMS hosted their annual Fall Stories on Parade Event! Students were able to come in dressed as their favorite story book characters, just in time for Halloween!
|Goldbacks give back! Students from NFA West and Balmville learn together
Students from NFA West read to some classes and mentored others at Balmville Elementary.
|Horizons - Bring Your Dad to School Day & Breakfast with the Principal Information
Both events have been rescheduled to occur on the same day, Tuesday November 7th 2017. Please see flyer for further information.
|Parent University is November 15, 2017 - Register now!
Join us for an exciting evening featuring fun events, parent sessions , grab and go dinner, and more. Plus Kids Academy is back for children ages 5 and up.
|Power at Temple Hill Restored
Power at Temple Hill has been restored.
|Over 500 Attend Rally for Ryan - Photos and story!
Over 500 members of our community lived out school mantra, “do it with love,” by coming together for the Run to the Mound 5K/ A Rally for Ryan, honoring Ryan Danyluk.
|A Look Back at the Lights On Afterschool 2017 Event
Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their role in keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn and helping working families.
|Meadow Students Giving Back to the Community
“Make a Difference Day” is one of the largest national days of community service.
|The NECSD Health Services Department Participates in 2017 Children's Health & Safety Expo
Keeping our scholars healthy and safe!
|NFA West students present in Exhibition Series
This week, every NFA West student presented to their Advisory about an assigned topic.
|Gardnertown takes a trip down Storybook Lane!
Gardnertown concluded their Red Ribbon Week with a fabulous Storybook Character/Famous Leader Parade. Students and teachers/staff came in dressed to impress as they made their way down the halls.
|GAMS hosts Leadership Breakfast
Some Shining Student Stars make their way down the Red Carpet as they are honored by their teachers for demonstrating great Responsibility every day!
|Meadow Hill Autumn Concert hosted by the Spookiest Student Performers
Students came dressed to perform in their spookiest attire! Featuring the Concert Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, & Grades 6 - 8 Chorus.
|Are you following us on Social Media?
Like Us. Share Us. Follow Us. Tag Us. You are "us"!
|Newburgh Senior breaks record for most career kicking points
NFA Senior, Pete Matthews broke the Section 9 record for most career kicking points this week.
|Two NFA West students recognized for leadership in our community
At Friday’s football game, two scholars were recognized for the leadership roles they hold within our community.
|A new tradition! Inaugural Blue & Gold Gala
The Inaugural Blue & Gold Gala was held last weekend.
|Assemblyman Skoufis visits NFA Debate classes
Assemblyman James Skoufis visited NFA Main this week to speak with Ms. Formato-Santo’s Debate classes and the NFA Debate Team.
|Newburgh Teachers Association hosts 2nd Annual Book Give Away
The Newburgh Teachers’ Association in collaboration with the Newburgh Armory Unit Center hosted their 2nd Annual Book Give Away.
|Fall 2017 Pep Rally!
Students cheered for their class years to compete over who has the most school spirit last week.
|Fostertown Honors National Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Culture comes to life at Fostertown through song and dance!
|New Windsor PTO Halloween Dance - This Friday 6:30PM
A very popular event filled with dancing, activities, games, food and crafts! Please dress in costume but leave full masks and weapon related items at home.
|Vails Gate Parents Notice: 21st Century Program No Longer Held at Vails Gate
The 21st Century Program will not be held at Vails Gate School as previously anticipated.
|Reminder This Saturday: Rally for Ryan 5K Fundraiser
A Run to the Mound 5K Run / Walk will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Town of Newburgh Little League Complex in Honor of Ryan Danyluk. The run/ walk will begin at 9:00 am.
|NFA West students participate in a Community Cleanup
Students from NFA West participated in a Community Cleanup last week.
|GAMS Tech School Counselor awarded a 2017 Award for Excellence
Ms. Pattie Lofaro awarded a 2017 Award for Excellence in Pupil Personal Services
|Balmville LOVES their Principal!
"If you're happy & you know it say Mr. Dottin"!
|The Newburgh Basics launch encourages progressive development for our youngest scholars
The Newburgh Basics launch encourages development of children birth through 3 years of age
|Gardnertown Celebrates Red Ribbon Week in Style!
Check out the many smiling faces at Gardnertown as they learn in their PJs!
|Coach Malcolm Burks honored as Boy’s Track and Field Coach of the Year
Coach Malcolm Burks was selected as the US Track and Field and Cross Country Association’s, Boy’s Track and Field Coach of the Year.
|Newburgh Tennis player trains and competes nationally
Jack Clayton, traveled across the country over the summer to train with top college coaches and compete against elite high school tennis players.
|School Board Recognition Week
School Board Recognition Week's purpose is to recognize school board members for their commitment to our students. The district will be spotlighting our school board members throughout the week. Stay tuned.
|Meadow Hill Girls on the Run Team Prepares for Rally for Ryan 5K
Meadow Hill’s second annual Girls on the Run team has been on the move and in full gear as the team prepares for the Rally for Run Ryan 5K run next month.
|Meadow Hill is Getting Smart by Using Safety from the Start!
Meadow Hill GEMS K-2 students welcomed the Winona Lake Engine Company to culminate their week of learning experiences centered on fire prevention and safety.
|Winter Sports Tryouts Reminder
All students interest in trying out for winter sports must report for tryouts after school. All athletes must have a yellow medical clearance slip. More information is available.
|Fostertown fosters some shining stars!
These 5th graders "Do it With Love" each and every day, find out how.
|NFA North Theatre Ensemble Presents Where There's a Will There's a Murder
A Murder Mystery by Michael Druce. It will take place on November 2-4 at 7PM at NFA North Campus Auditorium. $5 general admission and tickets are available at the door.
|Balmville Spirit Week Is October 24-31st
Balmville Spirit Week runs from Tuesday, October 24st, through Tuesday, October 31st. Each day has its own theme!
|Heritage Middle School students enjoy Fall Literacy Escape!
Students participated in a Fall Literacy Escape at Heritage Middle School with multiple themed activities inspiring love for literacy.
|South Middle School teachers visit Storm King Art Center!
Teachers from South Middle School visited Storm King Art Center to develop a partnership and learn about opportunities for students.
|NTA sponsor Free Book Giveaway this weekend!
Are you looking for something fun and free to do this weekend with your child?
|The Newburgh Basics Campaign - A Great Start to Life!
The district is excited to announce the launch of a brand new progressive initiative through the district’s Family and Community Engagement office, The Newburgh Basics.
|Balmville Kindergarten Honors School Bus Drivers
In honor of National School Bus Safety Week, Balmville's smallest show big acts of love!
|New Windsor School - Spreading Kindness and Doing it with Love!
New Windsor Elementary held their Kindness Assembly this week.
|Temple Hill Academy's Haunted Hallways Event on 10/30/17!
Temple Hill will be hosting their Annual Haunted Hallways Event on Monday, October 30th 2017!
|21st Century After School Academy Application
The 21st Century Afterschool Academy is an afterschool program where Balmville, GAMS, Horizons, and Vails Gate students can get homework help and tutoring along with enrichment activities
|Lights On For Afterschool Event - October 26, 2017
Support after-school programming & join us for an evening of family fun activities.
|NFA West Students Hear from Assemblyman and Councilwoman as Part of Weekly Series
Assemblyman Frank Skartados and City Council woman Cindy Holmes spoke to NFA West students as part of a weekly series.
|Two NFA students qualify as National Merit Scholarship Corp Semi-Finalists!
NFA Main's Alyssa Rider and Supriya Makam, are two National Merit Scholarship Corp Semi- Finalists from NFA Main.
|New Windsor School Visited by Published Author and Illustrator
On October 11th 2017 New Windsor School had a very special guest, published Author Renee Pearce & her Illustrator Kaylin Ruffino who also happens to be her sister!
|Horizons' Teacher Sabrina Dolfinger Runner Up for Better Beginnings Award
The district is proud to announce that Sabrina Dolfinger was named a runner-up for the New York State “Better Beginnings Award”.
|NFA College Planning Night and College/Career Fair - Nov. 1, 2017
One night, both events. The College Planning Night will run from 5:00PM until 6:20PM. Then the College and Career Fair will begin at 6:30PM.
|New Windsor School's "Bring Your Dad To School Day"
This past Tuesday was New Windsor School's "Bring Your Dad To School" Day. Many positive male roles models showed up for the event.
|Meadow Hill School Wears Color For a Cause
During the months of September and October Meadow Hill GEMS students and staff stood united adorning colors for a cause in support of ovarian and breast cancer awareness.
|Parent/Staff of 21st Century After-School Academy
The first day of the 21st Century After-School Academy at Balmville, HOH, GAMS, and VG has been delayed. The new anticipated start date is November 14, 2017.
|Newburgh Schools Receive $1.4M for 5 Years with Empire State After-School Program
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District was selected to receive a $7,080,000 ($1,416,000 annually) over a five-year period for the Empire State After-School Program.
|NFA West Students Participate in Internship and Shadowing Opportunities
Each week, students from NFA – West travel to individual internships. Internships may last a full semester or throughout the year.
|Newburgh School Board Members Part of Career Discovery Series
Board President Carole Mineo and Vice President Susan Prokosch spoke as part of the W.E.S.T. University series.
|Recap of the Heritage Open House
Parents of Heritage Middle School students came to the Open House this week. Parents were able to walk through their student’s schedules, meet their teachers, and discuss goals and expectations for the year.
|NFA Class of 2019 hosts Family Feud event!
NFA Class of 2019 hosted Family Feud on Wednesday, October 4th at NFA Main. Assistant Principal, Mr. Shust hosted 6 teams.
|POSTPONED UNTIL 10/24: MHS Bring Your Dad to School Day
The Meadow Hill event, Bring Your Dad to School Day, has been postponed until Tuesday, October 24th
|THA 4th Graders Learn About Iroquois
Temple Hill Academy’s fourth grade scholars have been learning about the Haudenosaunee, also known as the Iroquois.
|Tiger Mural at Temple Hill Academy
The new tiger mural is completed on the fence track at THA.
|THA: October Family Newsletter
The October Family Newsletter is now available to view online.
|What's the Scoop? and Haunted Hallways Upcoming Events
THA will be hosting a What's the Scoop? ice cream social event on October 11th, and the annual Haunted Hallways event on October 30th, 2017.
|Zumba Fundraiser! - October 12th to Support
Meadow Hill Community Leaders will be holding a Zumba Fundraiser, on October 12th at 6PM, to support the Senior Citizen Senior Prom.
|Recycling Program at Horizons on the Hudson Raises Funds for Haiti
Students and staff at Horizons on the Hudson Elementary School recently donated $429 to the J/P Haitian Relief Organization following their “Recycle to Rebuild” drive.
|Excelsior Academy Students Celebrate Ecuador Trip and Plan for Cambodia
On Friday, September 29th, students from Excelsior Academy at NFA – North celebrated their trip to Ecuador and began fundraising for their next opportunity in Cambodia.
|Newburgh Enlarged City School District Accepted into National Network of Innovative School Districts
The district joins Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, will partner with other leading educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers from across the country.
|New Windsor Schools' September Students of the Month
The theme for September was honesty. These schools have all been recognized for being examples of this month's theme.
|Meadow Hill October Family Newsletter
The content of the October 2017 Family Newsletter is now available.
|A Look Back at the 2017 Meadow Hill Open House
Smiles and Happiness were flying high at Meadow Hill School K-8 on Thursday, September 28 as parents and students arrived to meet the teachers and tour the school building.
|Financial Aid Night at NFA North Campus - October 12, 2017
Having trouble with the financial aid process? Have all your questions answered. Students and parents welcome.
|NWS Big Heart Award - Security Guard Regina Brown
The New Windsor Big Heart Award recipient for this month was Security Guard, Regina Brown.
|GAMS Open House Photo Recap
Included are some photos from the September 28th GAMS Open House. Many families attended the event and a great time was had by all.
|Artist Bren Bataclan visits Fostertown Elementary School!
Fostertown 5th graders had an awesome experience this past week painting a beautiful mural in their main hallway with help from nationally acclaimed Artist Bren Bataclan.
|ALL EMPLOYEES: Open Enrollment Period for Health Benefits
The Open Enrollment Period runs from October 1 - November 30th. Everyone who is eligible for medical benefits, including those using the buy-out option, MUST participate.
|NFA Before Broadway Theater Co. Presents FEAR FEST
On October 13th and 14th, NFA students will be presenting FEAR FEST. A collection of horrifying tales. Tickets are $10/$8 at the door of the Black Box Theatre.
|Meadow Hill September Family Newsletter
The Medow Hill September Family Newsletter is now available.
|October is Family Involvement Month
October is Family Involvement Month throughout the district. Each school will be having participating events for families of their scholars. A complete list is now available.
|GAMS Open House Tonight! - September 28, 2017
The GAMS Open House is this evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. All GAMS parents/guardians are encouraged to attend.
|NFA Main, North, and West Open Houses Tonight! September 27, 2017
NFA Main, NFA West, & NFA North Open Houses are tonight from 6:00pm until 8:30pm. All NFA parents/guardians are encouraged to attend.
|Strategic Planning Team's Kick-Off Meeting
Recently, the NECSD Strategic Planning Team had their kick off meeting and came together to discuss this school year’s focus.
|Meadow Hill Open House Information - September 28th
The Meadow Hill Open House is almost here. It will take place on Thursday, September 8th, 2017 from 5:30PM until 7:30PM. All MH families are encouraged to attend.
|October Capital Bond Presentations
Two additional presentations, with the latest bond proposals, will be showcases at the October Board of Education Meetings. These will take place October 10th and October 24th.
|THA: September Family Newsletter
The September Newsletter is available for families of Temple Hill Academy.
|NFA Student Supriya Makam Selected for NAfME Talent Showcase in Orlando Florida
During the 2016-17 school year, along with other talented music students across the United States and overseas in military base schools, Supriya Makam from Newburgh Free Academy practiced with dedication to gain a chair or part in her local, district
|Community Blood Drive at NFA - September 28, 2017
We will be holding our NFA MAIN CAMPUS Blood Drive on Thursday September 28, 2017, in the Girls Gym, 201 Fullerton Avenue, Newburgh from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM. We have extended our hours so our community can donate as well.
|Balmville Parents: Bring Your Dad to School Day Postponed
The September 19th Bring Your Dad to School Day at Balmville has been postponed. A new date for the event will be added soon.
|Race to the Mound 5K Fundraiser for NFA Goldback Ryan Danyluk
A Run to the Mound 5K Run / Walk will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Town of Newburgh Little League Complex in Honor of Ryan Danyluk. The run/ walk will begin at 9:00 am.
|South Middle School Open House - September 19th 5:30PM
South Middle School Open House will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 5:30PM. All SMS families are encouraged to attend.
|Reminder: BOE Community Forum Tonight and Saturday
The district will be holding a community forum on the Capital Bond Project tonight at 6PM in the BOE Auditorium and Saturday at 9AM.
|“School Is Cool” Program Provides Backpacks to over 500 NECSD Students
Students in the district are off to a great start after over 500 students received backpacks full of school supplies at the recent School is Cool event.
|HOH Block Party New Date: September 20th 5PM
Horizons-on-the-Hudson School has rescheduled their annual Block Party to Wednesday, September 20th before their Open House from 5PM until 6:30PM.
|Heritage Middle School Families: Student Reporting Locations on First Day of School
On Wednesday, September 6, students should report to the following rooms to receive their schedule based on their last name. We look forward to seeing you then!
|Faculty/Staff: FLEX Plan Open Enrollment
Open enrollment for the District’s Flexible Spending Account (FSA) through Wage Works will run from Friday 9/1/17- Monday 9/18/17.
|Meadow Hill Parents: Welcome Letter and Additional Information
Read the Welcome Back Letter from Principal Camt. In addition, there is some important information for MHGEMS families to know.
|An Update on Bus Passes and Routes
Families should have begun receiving their bus passes now. Bus routes are currently being finalized and should be posted soon.
|Parent Notification Letter about NECSD National School Lunch and Breakfast Program
Here is a parent notification letter from the Superintendent regarding NECSD participation in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs this school year.
|Superintendent's Welcome Back Letter
Dear NECSD Family and Friends, It has been a busy summer in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District...
|New Windsor School: Meet the Principal Coffee Talk
On Tues., August 29th at 6PM New Windsor School will be hosting a Coffee Talk & Cupcakes to meet the new principal Lisamarie Spindler. Please RSVP
|NFA 9th Grade Orientation
The new date for the 9th Grade NFA Orientation is August 29th from 4-6PM.
|Orange County Department of Health Flu Vaccine Recommendations
The Orange County Department of Health and the Orange County Medical Society want you to be aware that the flu season will again be on its way.
|School is Cool - Back to School BBQ Bash - August 30th
Eligible families can receive school supplies by registering for a packed backpack. The event will take place August 30th at GAMS. Register now, supplies are limited.
|Newburgh Free Academy August 2017 Regents Schedule
The August Regents schedule for NFA is available here. Students need to arrive by 7:30AM for morning exams and 11:30 for afternoon exams.
|Some Information on the Upcoming Solar Eclipse
On Monday, August 21, 2017, New York will be treated to a partial eclipse of the sun.
|School Supplies Lists
The school supply lists are now available for download. If your school is not listed please contact the school for information.
|School of Choice Letter to Parents/Guardians
Each year the New York State Education Department determines the status of our district and each school within the district. Student participation and performance on specific assessments at the elementary/middle level and at the high school are used
|Cheerleading Tryouts and First Day of Modified Sports
Due to schedule changes there has been changes to both the first day of modified sports and the cheerleading tryout schedule.
|Seating Still Available for PreK Program
Interested in registering your student for the NECSD Universal PreK Program? At this time, seating is still available but limited for external district Pre-K providers only
|Horizons Second Graders Host Living Wax Museum
Scholars in Katie Allen’s 2nd grade class at Horizons on the Hudson hosted a Living Wax Museum recently.
|Temple Hill Academy Unveils New Learning/Computer Lab
Prior to the end of the school year, Temple Hill Academy proudly unveiled the school’s new learning/computer lab.
|Newburgh Enlarged City School District Honors Retirees
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District is proud to recognize the outstanding teachers and staff members who retired following the 2016-017 school year.
|NFA Dance Ensemble Travels to Disney for Ears for the Arts Series
The Newburgh Free Academy Dance Ensemble was recently in the sunshine state of Florida for the Disney's Ears for the Arts Youth Performance Series.
|Excelsior Academy Students Travel to Ecuador For Global Service Learning Project
Students from the Newburgh Free Academy North Campus Excelsior Academy set out to change the world recently as they embarked on a trip to Ecuador.
|2017-2018 Calendar Change - First Day of School
The revised 2017-2018 was approved at the recent BOE meeting. The first day of school is now scheduled for September 6, 2017
|Summer Enrichment Activities For Students
Included on this page are various resources for students to continue their learning over the summer.
|Public Community Bond Forums
The district will be holding three community bond forums in the BOE Auditorium in the month of August. Come out and learn more about the bond process, ask questions, and find out about the newest updates.
|Horizons Partners With Storm King Art Center for Annual Poetry Out Loud
On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Horizons on the Hudson hosted the school’s Annual Poetry Out Loud event at Storm King Art Center, specifically in the North Woods section.
|NFA Nursing Students Graduation Recap
Recently, Newburgh Free Academy North Campus seniors celebrated the culmination of their internship held at Elant at Meadow Hill
|New Windsor School Hosts Award Ceremony
New Windsor School families and faculty celebrated with the third and fourth grade students their hard work, efforts, and accomplishments.
|Meadow Hill Girls on the Run Team Tackles It’s First 5K
Meadow Hill’s first annual Girls on the Run team was on the move and in full gear as the team prepared for its first 5K run.
|The District Implements Energy Savings Performance Contract
The district has reached a contract agreement with Johnson Controls, Inc. of Hawthorne, New York, on a $26 million energy efficiency project.
|Graduates, Diplomas Are Ready!
You may pick up your diploma Mondays – Thursdays from 8 AM to 12 PM in the Main Office at NFA Main Campus. Only the graduate may pick up the diploma. Please bring ID. If you received a cord, it must be returned in order to pick up the diploma.
|Congratulations to the Class of 2017
On Thursday, June 22, 2017, 602 graduates walked across Academy Field and received high school diplomas as the Class of 2017. Congratulations to all of our young scholars!
|NECSD Seeks Public Input on Bond Proposal to Make Newburgh Future-Ready
On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roberto Padilla unveiled a bond proposal which will be put forth to district voters during the 2017-2018 school year pending Board of Education approval.
|Fall 2017 Athletic Information Added
2017-2018 athletic documents including fall cheerleading tryout information, start date locations, home game locations, and placement information has been added.
|NFA Graduation Information
Information on both the graduation ceremony and graduation rehearsal on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 is now available.
|NECSD Talent Development Initiative Information
Information describing the NECSD Talent Development Initiative for grades K-8, including eligibility criteria, is now available.
|Extended School Year & Summer Program Information and Schedule
The Extended School Year Program is right around the corner. Information about each program that will be offered over the summer is available.
|Summer Meals Kickoff Event & Serving Locations
The Newburgh Summer Meals Program is having a kickoff event on July 6th at Delano Hitch, in addition, meal locations for the summer are now available.
|$105,000 in Local Scholarships Awarded to Graduating NFA Seniors
The NFA Class of 2017 earned over $105,000 in scholarships at the district’s Annual Scholarship and High Honors Awards Night on Thursday, June 1, 2017 .
|Reminder: Clarification for Last Week of School Schedule
June 21 and June 22 will be a full instructional day for all students. June 23rd will be a 1/2 day for HMS and MHS only, all other students on June 23rd will not attend.
|HMS Band Finishes up the Year in Spectacular Fashion
The Heritage Middle School Band finished up a very busy year in spectacular fashion. The students recently attended numerous exciting events.
|Temple Hill Academy Receives Visit from Dental Van.
Temple Hill Academy had a visit from the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® mobile dental van.
|NFA North Band and Chorus Travelled to Disney
The NFA North Band and Chorus, led by Ms Hannah Butler, recently headed down to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
|NWS Celebrates Clintonian Society Induction
On Friday, June 2, 2017, New Windsor School continued its longstanding tradition of inducting students into the Clintonian Society, as well as awarding the Sands Medal.
|Meadow Hill Hosts Senior “Senior” Prom for Local Senior Residents
On Friday, May 19, Meadow Hill School students and staff hosted a prom for local senior community residents.
|2017 Patriotic Readers Day
For the third year in a row, NFA student-athletes joined up with students at GAMS to celebrate Patriotic Readers Day.
|NWS School Hosts "Dances to the Beat of Perfect Attendance"
New Windsor School scholars know and understand the importance of daily school attendance.
|HMS Testing Schedule for Grades 6-8
The testing schedule for June 5 through the end of the year is available to view.
|Gardnertown School 1st Multicultural Night
Recently, Gardnertown School celebrated its 1st Multicultural Night sponsored by the GFMS Multicultural Committee.
|Balmville FIT Club participates in Safe Harbors 5K
The Balmville Fit Club was established in 2012 and it is a running/fitness program for kids in 4th and 5th grade. They recently participates in the Safe Harbors 5K.
|Dr. Padilla Meets with NFA Student Advisory Council Members
Students from the NFA Student Advisory Council met with Superintendent Padilla earlier today to discuss the end of the year and the focus for the upcoming year.
|NFA CVRT Team Places 7th in the World
The CVRT Team has returned from London and placed 7th out of over 400 teams.
|THA Teachers become Content Enhancement Instructional Method Certified
THA teachers have become certified Content Enhancement Professional Developers through the Strategic Instruction Model and The University of Kansas.
|Senior Spotlight: Meet Our Valedictorian & Salutatorian
Our Senior Spotlight Series will highlight different seniors throughout June. First up is our Valedictorian Katherine Gravel and Salutatorian Juan Peticco.
|Colgate Van Visits New Windsor School
The Colgate Van recently visited New Windsor School. They provided free dental screening to students in grades K-2.
|A Day in the Life of Heritage Middle School Student Video
The following video was a student project about what it's like to learn at Heritage Middle School.
|NFA Fashion Design Students Host 2017 Fashion Show
Students from the NFA Career and Technical Education Fashion Design pathway held their culminating Annual Fashion Show on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
|New Date for the Heritage Band Car Wash
Due to rain on both the past Saturday's we have set another new date for the car wash fundraiser. Saturday, June 10th, from 9am until 3pm at HMS is the new date.
|New Website Is Now Live
The district's new website is now live. We are currently making tweaks to get everything back up and running and hope the site is fully funtional by the end of the day Monday.
|Aristophanes' The Birds at NFA Black Box Theatre
Join NFA students as the perform Aristophanes' The Birds. On Friday May 19th at 7PM, and Saturday, May 20th at 4PM and 7PM.
|Unified Sports is a Huge Hit at NFA
Recently, our Goldbacks proudly took part in the first Unified Sports Basketball Games in Section 9. An inclusive sports program that unites Special Olympic athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and partners (individuals without inte
|Night of Senior Talks at the Mount - Wed. May 24th
Come and join NFA North's seniors as they present their Senior Talks at the Mount. This year's topics range from greed and the economy to gender equality and cultural stigmas.
|BOE Election and Vote Today!
The BOE Election and Budget Vote will take place today, Tuesday May 16, 2017. Polls are open from Noon until 9PM.
|HMS Race to the Top 5K Race
The 2nd annual HMS Race to the Top Walk/Run 5K will take place on Saturday, May 20th. There's still time to participate.
|Parents as Readying Partners (PARP) Winners
Students in grades K through 5 did a great job in participating in NWS's PARP Reading Program.
|Meadow Hill Hosts 3rd Annual Cultural Fair
Recently, the Meadow Hill School held its 3rd Annual Cultural Fair where students and families traveled around the world in a night to experience other cultures and traditions.
|NFA Fashion Show - May 17th - Tickets Available Now
The NFA Fashion show will be held on May 17th in the NFA Main Auditorium. Doors open at 6:45PM. Tickets are available now in the NFA Bookstore.
|Come out and Support the CVRT Team
Come out and support the CVRT Team this Saturday at the Newburgh Elks Lodge at 356 Washington Street in Newburgh. From Noon until 6PM. Enjoy some food, fun, and friends, all for a good cause!
|Regents Exam Schedule
The regents will run from June 13 through June 20th. A full schedule of regent exam times and dates is available.
|Heritage MS and Meadow Hill School Now FULL DAYS on Tues., May 16th
On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 all schools will operated on a half-day schedule except for Heritage MS and Meadow Hill School which will be a regular, full day schedule.
|PreK Registration is Underway!
Please be advised that the new Pre-K lottery enrollment period for the 2017-18 school year starts on Tuesday May 9th 2017 up to and including Friday May 26th 2017.
|Letters from Superintendent to Parents Concerning Netflix Series, 13 Reasons Why
The intent of this letter is to make you aware of the popular Netflix original series
|BOE Election Candidates Bios Available
Vote on May 16, 2017. Polls open Noon until 9:00PM. Bios for each candidate are now available.
|PowderPuff Football Game - Mon. May 8th
The annual Powder Puff Football game is May 5, 2017 on Academy Field at 5:30PM until 7:30PM. Gates will open at 4:30PM. It is free admission and there will be food for sale. Rain date is Monday, May 8th, 2017.
|CLARIFICATION: SMS Open House/ Choice Sheet
The South Middle School's Open House is scheduled for Monday, May 15, 2017 at 5:30PM. In addition, the deadline to submit school choice sheets has also been extended to Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
|NFA CVRT Heads to London for Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) Drivers World Championship
The NFA Concept Vehicle Racing Team (NFA CVRT) earned 3rd place at the 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) Drivers World Championship of the Americas on April 30, 2017.
|Heritage Middle School Band Car Wash Fundraiser
The Heritage Middle School Band will be holding a car wash fundraiser on Saturday, May 13th from 9-3PM at Heritage Middle School.
|Parent University and Community Day 2017
Parent University and Community Day 2017 is Saturday, May 6, 2017. Join us for a great day of fun and information.
|Spring College Fair at NFA North Campus
All NFA students and their families are invited to the Spring College Fair at NFA North Campus on Wednesday, April 26, from 6:30PM to 8:00PM.
|Take Our Surveys: Information Session Feedback & Early Literacy
These surveys help the district make decisions about future events and initiatives
|Groovy 60s Musical Revue at Heritage Middle School
Will take place on April 28th at 7PM and April 29th 2PM. Tickets are $5 or $3 for Seniors/Children. Tickets available at the door.
|USA Today Community Voting
Two Excelsior students made it to the voting round in USA Today's A Community Thrives grant. Vote for them everyday!
|Horizons NECSD Day Celebration
Horizons will be hosting a celebration in honor of NECSD Day on April 21st from 9:25AM to 3:00PM. It will include many events for families.
|Team NECSD Day is Coming April 21, 2017
Team NECSD Day is a celebration of us! It's a celebration of the district and the community. We have a lot to be proud of and it's time to take a day to commemorate what makes us great.
|Meadow Hill Welcomes Guest Speaker
Meadow Hill recently welcomed Jerome Pickett to their school as a guest speaker. Mr. Pickett is a former student of the Newburgh School District.
|Horizons on the Hudson Blood Drive a Huge Success
The annual blood drive at Horizons on the Hudson Elementary School exceeded expectations by collecting 43 pints of blood.
|NFA Black History Club Celebrates Trailblazers 2017
On Friday, February 24, 2017, the Newburgh Free Academy Black History Club honored trailblazers in the community who tirelessly pave the way for student enlightenment and success.
|GAMS Families: Annual Science Expo - The Science of Candy
The Science of Candy Expo for GAMS students and families is being held this Saturday, March 25, from 11AM - 2PM. It will feature candy experiment stations, live music, food, and more
|What Parents Need to Know About the Upcoming State Testing
Included is information about changes to the upcoming state testing as well as a schedule of testing dates.
|Fostertown School Celebrates Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
On March 2nd Fostertown School celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday during a literacy evening.
|GAMS Tech Rock Out and Read Night with Dr. Seuss
GAMS Tech School's Rock Out and Read Night with Dr. Seuss at Family Literacy Night was a HUGE success. Over 100 people came out to participate in the numerous activities.
|Temple Hill Family Math Night Moved to March 21st
Dear Temple Hill Families: We would like to invite you to Temple Hill Academy’s annual Family Math Night on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm for students K-5.
|Excelsior Academy Informational Sessions
Excelsior Academy will be holding an informational session on both Saturday, March 25th at 10AM and on Monday, March 27th at 7PM. They will be held in the NFA North Campus Auditorium.
|Addams Family Musical by NFA North Theatre Emsemble
On March 23-25, NFA North students will be performing the comedy musical The Addams Family.
|Excelsior Academy and NFA West Applications Now Available
Excelsior Academy and NFA West are now accepting applications for next school year.
|Gardnertown School Celebrates Black History Month
Students from Gardnertown Fundamental Magnet School worked on exhibits and lessons surrounding Black History Month during the month of February.
|Balmville and New Windsor Schools Celebrate National School Breakfast Week
Students at Balmville Elementary School and New Windsor School kicked off #NationalSchoolBreakfastWeek with a little help from their superhero friends- The Flash and Supergirl.
|Supt. Graduates from AASA National Superintendent Certification Program
The district is proud to announce the graduation of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roberto Padilla from the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Certification Program.
|NYSSBA News Features NFA Nurses Aide Training Program
NYSSBA News Features NFA Nurses Aide Training Program at Elant at Meadow Hill.
|All District Art Show at the Ritz
On March 8th, the opening reception for the All District Art Show will beheld at the Lobby at the Ritz, 111 Broadway in Newburgh. The reception will run from 4 - 6 p.m.
|NFA Extra Help - After School Tutorials
Extra help is available in English, Math, Social Studies and Science on Mondays through Thursdays from 2:30-3:30. You must sign up prior to attending.
|NECSD Announces Empty Bowls 2017
On Thursday, April 6, 2017, Newburgh Free Academy will host Empty Bowls 2017 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the North Cafeteria at the NFA Main Campus.
|Aladdin Jr at South Middle School
SMS will be putting on a production of Aladdin Jr. on March 17th and March 18. Ticket order forms can be picked up in the main office or by calling 845.563.7000.
|GAMS: Literacy Night is March 3rd
GAMS Families: Come and Rock out and Read with Dr. Suess at Family Literacy Night. The event will take place on March 3, 2017 from 6PM-8PM. Sign up now.
|District Ranks 4th on Annual School Breakfast Participation Scorecard
The district ranks number four on the annual School Breakfast: Making it Work in Large School Districts report released today by the Food Research & Action Center.
|MHS Students Collect Supplies for Animal Shelter
Sixth grade students at Meadow Hill School recently setup a supply drive for a local animal shelter.
|NWS Student Advisory Council welcomes Superintendent
The New Windsor School Student Advisory Council invited Superintendent of Schools Dr. Padilla to a recent meeting and gave him a tour of the school's ongoing initiatives.
|NWS: Check-In/Check-Out Mentoring Program
In the interest of providing extra support for our New Windsor students, we are excited to have implemented a program called Check-In/Check-Out (CICO) Mentoring Program.
|NFA Biology Students Participate in Scientist-Mentored Study
NFA Main Campus Advanced Placement Biology students participated in a scientist-mentored, National Institute of Health funded, American Botanical Society project of curriculum study.
|THA: Annual Family Math Night - March 14
ear Temple Hill Families: We would like to invite you to Temple Hill Academy's annual Family Math Night on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm for students K-5.
|Black Culture: The Power within Black Art - Feb. 24
The NFA Black History Club is presenting a talent showcase on Friday, February 24, 2017
|Science Research Students Travel to Eastern Regional JSHS
On Saturday jan 28th, science research students traveled to the Eastern Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) to observe NFA North senior Jazmin Phipps present her research
|Take the Hot Topics Survey for Curriculum Planning
The survey which will help with identifying the types of hot topics we should focus on during our upcoming Curriculum Planning Council discussions.
|Newburgh Students Unite for Hidden Figures Exploration
Over 100 scholars from five schools, united recently for an interdisciplinary exploration of Margot Shetterly’s Hidden Figures.
|NFA Students Set to Perform Grease - March 10-11
NFA Students will perform the musical Grease on March 10th and 11th. Tickets are $10 or $8 Senior Citizens/Children under 12
|Hope For The Warriors Fundraiser at NFA Basketball Game
he fundraiser will take place at the boys varsity basketball game at NFA on Friday, February 10th at 6:30PM.
|8th Grade Celebration at Temple Hill Academy
On Friday, January 20, 2017 the staff at Temple Hill Academy held a luncheon in honor of the 8th grade students.
|Celebration of the Arts - Cocoa and Create
Celebrating the visual arts through teacher-led, hands-on projects! Experience the power of creating!
|New Windsor Character Ambassadors
New Windsor School families, students, and faculty members filled the school multipurpose room to recognize and applaud the Character Ambassadors for the Month of November and December.
|#KindnessMatters at Heritage Middle School
Recently, Heritage Middle School kicked of a new initiative #KindnessMatters as part of #NoNameCallingWeek.
|NFA Debate Team Participates in Columbia U Tournament
Members of the Newburgh Free Academy Debate Team participated in the Columbia University tournament on January 20th and 21st.
|Upcoming Gardnertown Blood Drive
Show some heart this month. Donate Blood and help save lives. Gardnertown Elementary Blood Drive - Wednesday February 1st - 3:30PM-8:00PM.
|High School Photography Juried Exhibition Last Days
NFA High School student's photographs are on display at Gallery 66, 66 Main St. Cold Spring from Jan. 6-29. Hours: Friday-Sun, 12-5pm.
|NFA North Parents Breakfast
The Newburgh Free Academy North Campus held a special Parents Breakfast and Information Session on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.
|Lighthouse Team at GAMS hosts the Superintendent
The Student Advisory Committee and Lighthouse Team from GAMS Tech Magnet School hosted Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roberto Padilla on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.
|A Look Back at the Annual Fall Concert at Meadow Hill
On Wednesday, October 26, Meadow Hill came alive with the spirit of Halloween as musicians and their musical directors adorned the stage decked out in spooky Halloween garb for the school’s annual fall concert.
|HOH Awarded $6,800 Grant from the Laura Bush Foundation
Horizons on the Hudson Magnet School received a $6,800 grant from The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries.
|Meadow Hill Hosts Holiday Luncheon for Senior Residents
On Saturday, December 10, Meadow Hill students and staff held a holiday luncheon for the senior residents at Burton Towers.
|Parent University Hosts Pajama Bedtime Story Party
On a cold winter night on December 9, over 165 attendees cozied up for a pajama bedtime story party at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center hosted by the NECSD Family and Community Engagement Department.
|NFA Regents Schedule
The January Regents schedule is now posted. January 24- 27 are Regents day at NFA
|NFA Upcoming Blood Drive
NFA Main Campus will be holding a Blood Drive on Thursday, February 2, 2017 in the Girls Gym from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Please donate and help save lives in our community.
|Gardnertown Leader in Me Parent Night Rescheduled
The Gardnertown Leader in Me for Parents Night has been rescheduled from January 19th to January 26th at 6PM.
|HMS: Scoliosis Screening at HMS
During the next several weeks the nurses in the Health Office will be conducting postural screenings
|THA January Monthly Newsletter
The January monthly newsletters are available in both English and Spanish.
|BMI School Examination Letter
As part of a required school health examination, a student is weighed and his/her height is measured. These numbers are used to figure out the student’s body mass index or ‘BMI’.
|Pre-K: January Calendar
The January Pre-K Calendar is now available. Be sure to take note of all the upcoming Kindergarten Open Houses
|Kindergarten Registration & District Wide Open Houses
Information on the upcoming Kindergarten Registration and the district-wide open houses is now available.
|HMS Families: 12th Annual HMS Saturnelli Science Fair
The 12th Annual Heritage Middle School Saturnelli Science Fair will take place at the NFA Main Campus on Saturday, February 25th.
|STEAM Academy Collects 1,100 Pairs of Socks for Local Shelters
Students and staff at the Vails Gate STEAM Academy harnessed the power to help others and spread holiday cheer to local shelters thanks to a holiday sock drive.
|New York State Seal of Biliteracy
Scholars have the opportunity to earn the NYS Seal of Biliteracy! The NYS Seal of Biliteracy is a formal recognition of a student's proficiency in English and one or more languages other than English.
|New Windsor School PTO Holds Barnes and Noble Event
New Windsor School PTO recently sponsored a scavenger hunt, a guest author, and a special holiday guest at the Barnes and Noble store in Newburgh, NY.
|HMS: December Parent Letter Calendar
The December Parent Letter is now available for download. It can be found on the HMS Monthly Newsletter Page
|Veterans Visit Gardnertown School for Presentation
Third, fourth, and fifth grade student-leaders from Gardnertown Fundamental Magnet School met veterans of the country’s military on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.
|Public Hearing: Smart School Bond Act
The district will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at 6:45 PM, at the BOE Complex, 124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY, to receive public comment on the SSIP.
|HOH PTO: Barnes and Noble Bookfair
The annual Barnes and Noble Community Bookfair will take place on Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 10am until 5pm. It will take place at the Barnes and Noble on Union Avenue.
|The 2016 PSAT results are now available!
The 2016 PSAT results are now available to those students who provided an email address during the 2016 PSAT test administration. Students should check the email address they provided for an email
|PFOS Letter and Resource
The following links provide a letter from the district concerning the PFOS contamination in the City of Newburgh and an FAQ from the NYS DOH.
|Thanksgiving Play at THA: T.H.A.N.K.S. M.E.
Nicole Zareski’s fifth grade class at Temple Hill Academy is studying Reader’s Theater and performed a Thanksgiving play called T.H.A.N.K.S. M.E.
|Holiday Bilingual/ENL/Dual Language Gathering
We gathered together at our Annual Holiday Bilingual/ENL/Dual Language Gathering as a family to celebrate.
|HOH Students Present Letters to Michael Franti
Fifth grade students in Mala Hoffman’s class were invited to attend a radio broadcast featuring musician Michael Franti recently, during which they presented letters they had written to him.
|Excelsior Students Head to Ecuador
The Foundation for Leadership and Youth Travel Education (FLYTE) has announced a partnership with Newburgh Free Academy Excelsior Academy’s Global to Local.
|Vails Gate Bullying Project Aims to Change Minds and Hearts
The Vails Gate STEAM Academy is going full STEAM ahead by supporting an anti-bullying initiative called The Be-A-Friend Project.
|Goldback Basketball Family Day
On Saturday November 26th the Newburgh Varsity Boys Basketball team led by Head Coach Matt Brown held the 2nd Annual Goldback Family Day.
|Newburgh's Lexi Lawson Speaks with Orange Mag.
District alumni Lexi Lawson is featured in the most recent issue of Orange Magazine.
|Attention Parents of Students in Pre-School
NEW DATE: Is your child currently in preschool, but transistioning to Kindergarten next fall, and receiving special education services?
|Annual Bilingual Parent Workshop at Gardnertown
Recently, the Bilingual and ENL Department at Gardnertown held its Annual Parent Workshop at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center.
|The Grinch is Coming to NFA
Newburgh Free Academy’s performance of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch comes alive on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3, 2016. With over 200 students involved in the performance.
|National Elementary Honor Society Delivers First Kids Can! Donations
The Horizons on the Hudson chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society delivered its first donation from its Kids Can! Fundraising.
|National Elementary Honor Society Inducts New Members
The Horizons on the Hudson chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony on Friday, October 21, 2016, expanding its membership to 49 students.
|Steven Neuhaus Packs Backpacks Students
Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus packed backpacks with food on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the St. Francis of Assisi Food Pantry for students as part of the County’s Orange Cares program.
|Vails Gate STEAM Academy Partners with West Point Cadets to Host Family STEAM Night
Vails Gate STEAM Academy partnered with cadets from West Point to host a Family STEAM Night on Wednesday, October 9, 2016.
|NFA Clothing Drive Extended to December 16
Don't need it anymore? Don't throw it away! Donate it and support the used clothing drive.
|Orange Country Department of Health - Mumps
School and district community, listed on the following page are health resources provided by the Orange County Department of Health relating to the mumps.
|Sign-up For Excelsior Academy Hour of Code - Dec. 7
The Hour of Code is designed to introduce people to computer science. Also, don’t miss the tutorials on Robotics and Scratch taught by Excelsior Academy Students! Open to all grades.
|Two NFA Students to Represent the District at NYSSMA
Supriya Makam and Laura Wurster will represent NFA at the New York State School Music Association All State Festival this Thursday through Sunday where they will rehearse with world renowned conductors and then perform.
|NFA Blood Drive - Thursday December 1st!
There will be a blood drive in the girl’s gym from 8AM until 2PM on Thursday, December 1st. Come out and help save a life.
|Meadow Hill Giving Back Volunteers Needed
On Saturday, December 10, 2016, Meadow Hill invites its students, staff, and faculty to assist in serving a holiday meal to the senior residents of Burton Towers.
|New Windsor School's We Are The World
New Windsor School Families and Faculty/Staff celebrated a magical trip around the global!
|South Middle School Hosts Books-n-Breakfast 2016
South Middle School students and their families recently attended Books-n-Breakfast 2016, an educational and social event designed to promote parental awareness regarding their child’s education.
|Gardnertown Students Kickoff Leader in Me Initiative
South Middle School students, faculty, staff, alumni and volunteers from Lowe’s in Newburgh collaborated on a recent Saturday afternoon to clean and transform the school’s courtyard into the new Reading Garden.
|Reading Garden Grows at South Middle School Thanks to Lowe’s Grant
|Fostertown School Hosts Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Students at Fostertown ETC Magnet School recently celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by studying Hispanic music and culture.
|A Look Back at the College and Career Fair
Representatives from over 150 public, private, trade and technical institutions were on hand to speak about the admissions process in the NFA Main Campus Auditorium.
|Facebook Chat with Superintendent Padilla
On November 22nd, from 5PM until 6PM Dr. Roberto Padilla will be answering questions posted to our Facebook timeline.
|Attention Parents of Students in Pre-School
Is your child currently in preschool, but transitioning to Kindergarten next fall, and receiving special education services? There is an informational meeting on December 7th, at GAMS from 6PM-7PM.
|Gardnertown Storybook Character Day!
Students at Gardnertown Fundamental Magnet School in Newburgh recently celebrated the school’s annual Storybook Character Day.
|New Windsor Character Education Day
New Windsor School students in grades Kindergarten-5 were honored for their "Values Matter" attitude and behavior on Wednesday, Oct 26.
|School Related Professional Day at New Windsor School
New Windsor School celebrated and thanks all of our “School Related Professional Day” personnel!
|Bring Your Dad To School Day at New Windsor School
Dads and other guardians attending the Bring Your Dad To School Day event at New Windsor School were treated to a taste of their child's school day.
|Meadow Hill Anti-Bullying Awareness Spirit Week
October was National Anti-Bullying Month and the Meadow Hill GEMS Culture Committee recognized this important cause with a week of spirit filled activities to help all its K-8 GEMS take an active stand against bullying.
|Meadow Hill Anti-Bullying Awareness Spirit Week
October was National Anti-Bullying Month and the Meadow Hill GEMS Culture Committee recognized this important cause with a week of spirit filled activities to help all its K-8 GEMS take an active stand against bullying.
|GAMS Tech School Donuts with Dad
idney Avenue welcomed dads for our First Annual Donuts for Dads. Over 300 dads, grandpas, uncles, cousins, brothers, and other important people in the lives of our Gidney Avenue students came to school.
|NFA: Almost, Maine NFA Drama Production
This weekend the new Before Broadway Theatre Co. at NFA Main will present it's premier production of Almost, Maine in the Black Box Theatre.
|District Letter About Student-Needs After Election
The 2016 district mantra is #ValuesMatter and there is no better time than today to discuss some of the values that are most important in our society: respect, kindness, leadership, diversity, collaboration and tolerance.
|New Windsor Kindergarten Farm Field Trip
The Kindergarten classes of New Windsor School recently went on a field trip to Hurd's Farm.
|Jared Campbell Visits GAMS On Super Hero Day
Jared Campbell is an award winning singer/songwriter from upstate New York and has been traveling the country performing for thousands of people and hundreds of schools over the past decade.
|STEAM Academy Month Newsletters
The Vails Gate STEAM Academy monthly newsletters have been posted. You can find them on the Monthly Newsletter page.
|New Windsor Candy Investigation
Do you remember sorting, classifying and trading Halloween candy when you were young? On Tuesday, November 1st, Ms. Roberts and Mrs. Robins’ 2nd grade class at New Windsor School conducted a Candy Investigation.
|Fostertown Students Partner with Scholastic for Mock Election
Second grade students in Dana McDonough's classes were selected out of students from across the United States to take part in the Scholastic News Student Vote, a mock election.
|THA: Too Much Halloween Candy?
Give it to a good cause. Temple Hill is collecting candy for our troops to accompany letters of thanks! Please bring in your candy by November 9th.
|Boys Varsity Soccer Team's Section 9 Championship
It is with great pride that we celebrate our Boys Varsity Soccer Team's Section 9 Championship win over Monroe Woodbury Tuesday night at Faller Field in Middletown.
|NFA Cosmetology Clinic is Back!
The NFA Cosmetology Clinic is opening on November 18th from 7:15am until 10:00am. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments appreciated. They will be open every Friday. You can call at 845-563-5557
|Fire Prevention Week at Meadow Hill
Meadow Hill GEMS K-2 students welcomed the Winona Lake Engine Company to culminate their week of learning experiences centered on fire prevention and safety.
|District Statement About Weekend Shooting
The district joins with the Newburgh community as we mourn the loss of two young lives lost in a tragic shooting early Sunday morning. In addition, countless other lives were forever altered in this senseless act of violence.
|ELL Parent Community Fair Recap
On Thursday, October 20, 2016, the Language Acquisition Department held the ELL Parent Community Fair.
|American Legion Patriotism Program Visits Schools
The American Legion Patriotism Program has been visiting schools lately and will continue to throughout the year.
|Horizons Family Newsletters
The November 2016 Family Newsletter from Horizons on the Hudson School is available for download
|THA November Monthly Newsletter
The November Monthly newsletters are available in both English and Spanish.
|Superitendent Twitter Chat - November 2nd
Superintendent Padilla (@NewburghSup) will be answering questions and discussing the 2016 mantra #ValuesMatter. Post your questions with the hashtag #SuptPadillaChat. It will run from 4:30PM until 5:30PM.
|Meadow Hill Giving Back to the Community
“Make a Difference Day” is one of the largest national days of community service. Celebrated on the fourth Saturday of October, thousands of volunteers unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others
|Horizons: Recycle Rebuild Program
Raising students’ awareness for global concerns of the environment and increasing student involvement towards becoming ACTIVE learners is a primary focus here at Horizons.
|NW: #ValuesMatter Display in Main Entrance
|GAMS: Upcoming Donuts with Dad Event
On Friday, 10/28, we are inviting dads, father figures, or guardians in to have a morning treat with their children.
|GAMS: Upcoming Spirit Week
Spirit week starts on October 31st. Mon is Fall Festival/Costume day, Tues is Real Life Super Hero Day, Wed is Sports Day, Thurs is Mix-Match Day, and Fri is Hat Day.
|Community: 3rd City of Newburgh Water Meeting
The third public meeting on PFOS contamination is being held by the City of Nebwurgh at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center. It will be help on October 25th from 7PM until 9PM.
|Plan for Shared Decision Making
The Plan for Shared Decision Making was approved by the BOE during the September 27th Meeting.
|THA: Annual Haunted Hallways
Temple Hill Academy's Haunted Hallways will take place on October 28, 2016 from 5:30PM until 7:30PM. $1 Entrance fee per person.
|THA: Family Paper Pumpkin Contest
This year the PBIS Committee is celebrating the fall spirit by having a pumpkin decorating contest. All families are invited to decorate a paper pumpkin that represents their families
|Fire Prevention Week at New Windsor School
The New Windsor Fire Department led by Fire Chief Al Padilla and Assistant Chief Peter Sallemi, visited New Windsor School to teach students about fire safety.
|THA: Tiger Mural
Middle level students in Mrs. Mills’ art classes worked to create a THA Tiger mural. Our new mural is a reminder to all who enter that we are proud tigers who have restored the ROAR.
|Fostertown Color Run Turkey Trot
There is no time limit and you can run, jog, or walk at your own pace! Bring the whole family!
|MH: Make a Difference Day Volunteers Needed
On Saturday, October 22, 2016, we invite students and staff/faculty to assist in preparing and serving lunch to the residents of Hudson Point Senior Apartment.
|NFA College Planning & College and Career Fair
The NFA College Planning Night and College and Career Fair will both take place on the night of November 2nd.
|MH Holds Dads Take Your Child to School Day
“Dads Take Your Child to School Day” is a statewide initiative designed to spotlight the importance of parental involvement in a child’s education.
|THA: Students Explore Using iPad Technology
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District Director of Social Studies K-12 Dr. Augustine Tornatore, visited Temple Hill Academy Instructional Coach Allison Roberts, and teacher Brittany Fay’s fourth grade class.
|THA Presidential Fitness Leaderboard
As the NECSD Physical Education Classes focus on increasing levels of student activity, Temple Hill proudly displays the Presidential Fitness Leaderboard, outside of their gymnasium.
|New Windsor Open House Recap
A full house attended the New Windsor Open House on September 22nd.
|GARD: Data Night Postponed
Originally scheduled for October 18th, the Gardnertown Data Night I has been postponed. A new date should be announced soon and will be posted here.
|NFA Announces Students Selected for All-State
The Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus is pleased to announce that two students have been selected to the All State Ensembles and one student has been selected as an alternate.
|NW Back to School Ice Cream Social
New Windsor PTO sponsored a “Back to School Ice Cream Social” to welcome all returning and new students.
|Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools Day of Action
On Thursday, October 6, 2016, the Newburgh Enlarged City School District joined with hundreds of schools across the United States to hold a Day of Action in conjunction with the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools.
|Letter From Supt: Clown Costumes
The safety and security of our students and staff is always our first priority. There has been a recent spike in creepy clown sightings and hoaxes. Please read the full letter for more details.
|New Windsor Social Media
Stay connected with New Windsor School on social media. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
|Turn The District Teal
Recently,District Physical Education Teacher Elissa Dickinson, along with the help of her NECSD colleagues, family, and friends, partnered with a nation-wide campaign, “Turn the Towns Teal”, to promote ovarian cancer awareness.
|October is Family Involvement Month
October is Family Involvement Month, visit the family involvement site for more information.
|Horizon Family Newsletters
The September and October 2016 Family Newsletters from Horizons on the Hudson School are available for download
|Letter From Supt: Calendar & Flu Season
|Important Calendar Change
The following changes have been made to the district calendar: October 4th schools are now closed, also on October 11th, schools are now closed. In addition, April 17th, schools will be in session.
|NFA College Planner
The NFA College planner will help you keep track of your college journey. It includes information on applying to college. taking the SATs/ACTs, visiting colleges, college essays and interviews, student resumes, NCAA eligibility, and more.
|Parent University Registration
Registration is now available for the 2016 Parent University Youth and Family Summit. Register early as workshop space is limited
|District Surveys Closing Soon
The district currently has a few surveys available. Input is importance and helps to drive decisions. You can see a list of available surveys.
|THA September Essay/Poster Contest: Values Matter
The PBIS Committee is sponsoring the September Essay/Art Contest and invites all students in grades K-8 to participate. There are three grade band categories, K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. There will be one winner per grade band.
|THA September Monthly Newsletter
The September Monthly newsletters are available in both English and Spanish.
|NFA Blood Drive
There will be a Blood Drive at NFA Main Campus on Thursday, September 29th, from 8AM-2PM in the girl’s gym. Please help save lives and Donate!
|Mercy College Fall Registration
|Meadow Hill Holds Welcome Back Barnyard Square Dance
On Friday, September 9, Meadow Hill welcomed students back for the 2016-2017 school year with its annual back to school night celebration
|ELL Orientation Meeting
On Saturday, August 27, our Spanish speaking families attended the ELL orientation meeting at the Board of Education. This informational meeting, conducted completely in Spanish, provided resources and information for parents of English Language Lear
|October PARP Calendar
The PARP calendar for October 2016 is now available.
|Early Dismissal Drill on September 22nd
The district's annual drill of Early Dismissal Procedures is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2016. Students will be released 15 minutes early on September 22nd
|Parents: DTSDE Annual Survey
The district is inviting all parents to participate in our fourth annual Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness (DTSDE) Survey. The survey will be open Sept. 12–28.
|Modified Sport Announcements
The following document contains announcements that will be made over the first 5 days of school concerning modified sports.
|My Brother's Keeper FACE Grant
The following document contains announcements that will be made over the first 5 days of school concerning modified sports.
|NFA August Graduation Recap
On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, the Newburgh Free Academy Summer Graduation was held at the NFA Main Campus. Congratulations to the Newburgh Free Academy August Class of 2016!
|STAFF/FACULTY: District's Flexible Spending Account
The district's open enrollment period for flexible spending accounts is September 1st - September 23rd. A new enrollment procedure is in place for this year.
|HMS: Students First Day Schedule
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. On Tuesday, September 6th, students should report to the following rooms to receive their schedule based on their last name. We look forward to seeing you then!
|NECSD Announces District-Wide Community Eligibility
Free breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students. Students in the district will begin the 2016-2017 school year on the right track with free nutritious meals in school.
|Save Our Sons Strengthens Newburgh Solidarity
On Saturday, the NFA North Campus held the Save Our Sons summit, jointly sponsored by the Newburgh Enlarged City School District, the Newburgh Armory Unity Center, and One Village NY.
|Building and Grounds Department Focuses on Upcoming School Year
The NECSD Buildings and Grounds Department met earlier on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, to focus on the upcoming school year.
|Volunteers Needed: Turn the District Teal
Volunteers are needed to “Turn the District Teal”! Each year, Meadow Hill Physical Education Teacher Elissa Dickinson, along with a handful of volunteers, work to turn the district teal in support of ovarian cancer awareness.
|Vails Gate STEAM Academy Prepares for Opening Day
The Vails Gate STEAM Academy team met this week to discuss the upcoming school year. The school will open its doors as the Vails Gate STEAM Academy this September.
|HMS: August Parent Letter & Event Calendar
Access the August 2016 Parent Letter and the tentative yearly event schedule. Dates subject to change.
|August Regents Information
You can now download the August Regents Information Packet, which contains important information. The August Regents are August 17th and 18th
|Reminder: Faculty Tech Survey
In collaboration with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a survey has been designed to guide our digital convergence. Please take the Survey on Effective Use and Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning.
|2016-2017 DCIP and SCEPs
The 2016-2017 District Comprehensive Improvement Plan (DCIP) and the School Comprehensive Education Plans were approved at the July 27th Board of Education meeting. These documents can be viewed on the Planning and Accountability webpage
|NFA Senior Student Parking Permit Application
The student parking permit application is now available for download on the student activites page of the NFA website.
|Newburgh Teachers Plant Seeds For Future Global Service Learning In Galapagos
With Fund for Teachers Grant, Excelsior Academy Teachers Research Service Learning for Newburgh Youth
|Newburgh’s Super School Not a National Finalist, but Still a Reality
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District was notified on July 21, 2016, that it will not be selected as one of five national finalists for XQ: The Super School Project.
|Safe Homes Exhibition Night with HOH
During the 2015-2016 school year, Safe Homes visited Horizons on the Hudson Elementary School for their Exhibition Night.
|Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley at HOH
During the 2015-2016 school year, Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley partnered with Horizons on the Hudson IB World School to provide "Book Buddies" to first graders.
|HOH Celebrated St. Patrick's Day with Bingo Night
During the 2015-2016 school year, Horizons on the Hudson celebrated St. Patrick's Day with Bingo Night!
|HOH Third Graders Visit Storm King Art Center
During the 2015-2016 school year, third graders from HOH attended Storm King Art Center to continue to enhance their curriculum and instruction through hands on experiences which foster inquiry.
|HOH Peer Mediation Program
During the 2015-2016 school year, 4th and 5th graders at Horizons on the Hudson IB World School participated in a Peer Mediation program facilitated by Girl Scouts.
|HOH Back to School Block Party
Horizons-on-the-Hudson will be holding a back to school block party on Friday, September 2, 2016.
|Newburgh Schools Meals Holds Summer Program Kickoff
On Wednesday June 6, 2016, the district hosted a summer meals program kickoff at the Delano Hitch Recreation Park to help combat the summer hunger gap.
|Summer Hygiene Kit Supply Drive
The United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region recently held a Summer Hygiene Kit Supply Drive after hearing about the plight of local students. The NECSD was fortunate to be a recipient of some of the donations.
|Temple Hill January Essay Contest Winners
The Temple Hill Academy PBIS Committee is proud to announce the winners of our January MLK “I Have A Dream” Essay Contest.
|December Essay Contest Winners
The December Essay contest winners have been announced.
|Temple Hill Academy Girls on the Run
|Newburgh Summer Meals
Kick-out Summer Hunger in Newburgh on July 6, 2016 at Delano Hitch Rec. Plus learn more about the summer meal program.