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|Freshman James Thorpe Set Shot Put Record!
The Newburgh Boys Track Team was led by Freshman, James Thorpe who set the shot put record ( 39' 6
|Lady Goldbacks fundraise for Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation at PINK OUT! Event
The Lady Goldbacks raised $224 and hope to make this an annual event!
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Update To District Calendar
The Board of Education recently approved changes to the district calendar concerning January 25 and 30th.
|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
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|#DoitwithLove and Potential Power Awards at NFA North!
NFA North hosted an award ceremony for students who displayed
|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
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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!
|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.
|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
|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
|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.
|Pasta with the Principal at NFA North
Parents and students attended an evening of information and good food with several leaders within NFA North.
|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.
|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,
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|NFA West students present in Exhibition Series
This week, every NFA West student presented to their Advisory about an assigned topic.
|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.
|Fall 2017 Pep Rally!
Students cheered for their class years to compete over who has the most school spirit last week.
|NFA West students participate in a Community Cleanup
Students from NFA West participated in a Community Cleanup last week.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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...
|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 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.
|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.
|NFA Nursing Students Graduation Recap
Recently, Newburgh Free Academy North Campus seniors celebrated the culmination of their internship held at Elant at Meadow Hill
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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 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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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
|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!
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Celebration of the Arts - Cocoa and Create
Celebrating the visual arts through teacher-led, hands-on projects! Experience the power of creating!
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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’.
|Kindergarten Registration & District Wide Open Houses
Information on the upcoming Kindergarten Registration and the district-wide open houses is now available.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|October is Family Involvement Month
October is Family Involvement Month, visit the family involvement site for more information.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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!
|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.
|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.
|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 Summer Meals
Kick-out Summer Hunger in Newburgh on July 6, 2016 at Delano Hitch Rec. Plus learn more about the summer meal program.