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|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 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.