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|Temple Hill Academy World Language Learners Host Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Cinco de Mayo means “the fifth of May” in Spanish. Cinco de Mayo is a day of celebration for the people of Mexico and Mexican-Americans.
|Extended School Year Program Registration Now Available
The 2018 Extended School Year Program includes various academic programs throughout the grade levels.
|Important Letter from Dr. Roberto Padilla, Superintendent of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District
|Newburgh Youth Leadership Summit and Enlightenment Expo - This weekend!
We hope to see you at the inagural Newburgh Youth Leadership Summit and Enlightenment Expo, hosted by students from our Excelsior Academy! Saturday, May 19th Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus
|Temple Hill Academy Hosts Café con Leche for the ENL Families!
Temple Hill Academy hosted its annual ENL Information and Progress Report Night on Thursday, May 3,2018. At this event the families were provided with information about ENL services.
|Temple Hill Academy Tigers - Dual Language Program Inside View
For the past four years THA has had a Dual Language Program, where scholars learn both Spanish and English simultaneously. See a preview video here of our scholars in action!
|2017-2018 Accomplishment Report Now Available
The 2017-2018 Accomplishment Report (with budget information) has been mailed out to district residents. You can also view the publication online.
|Subscribe to the NECSD Email Newsletters
The district has launched three email newsletters. Subscribe now and stay up to date on the latest information.
|Empire State After-School Program Parent Survey
We would like to have your input as we design the program for next year. Hearing about what worked and what improvements we can make is important for us.
|Temple Hill Academy Celebrates Read Across America!
Classes in grades K-8 were treated to a host of over 60 visitors from right in New Windsor to across the galaxy as readers from New York Assemblyman James Skoufis from New Windsor to Storm Troopers from Star Wars read to our students.
|The Doo Wop Project Performs with Elementary and Middle School Choruses
Featuring stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, the Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate some of the greatest music in American history.
|All You Need Is LOVE... Third Annual NECSD Day Celebrated Across The District!
See a photo slideshow here of how our schools all celebrated. This 3rd annual event was an opportunity for all of us to demonstrate our district pride. Team NECSD Day is a celebration of us!
|Temple Hill Academy - Facing Differences While #DoingItWithLove !
THA partnered with the Bezos Family Foundation, through Students Rebuild, which is "a collaborative program that inspires young people worldwide to connect, learn and take action on critical global issues."
|District Wide 1st Annual Math Meets Closing Ceremony
On Thursday, April 19th scholars, parents, NECSD educators, members of the NECSD central office and BOE members joined over ninety Grade 5 scholars from all nine elementary schools to participate in the 1st annual Math Meets closing ceremony with an
|Facebook Live Chat with Superintendent Dr. Roberto Padilla
Find out more information regarding the 2018-2019 proposed school district budget! Get your questions answered directly by Dr. Padilla, Superintendent of Schools.
|Newburgh Schools Named One of 2018 Best Communities for Music Education
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. This honor is awarded to the top 5% of school districts
|Wear your Rally for Ryan t-shirt and come out to support the Strike-out Cancer Classic this Saturday!
The Newburgh Free Academy Varsity Baseball team and their coach Scott Seabury are hosting the Strike-Out Cancer Classic to raise awareness and money for different forms of cancer this Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Delano-Hitch Stadium.
|You're Invited To Celebrate Love & Hope - Third Annual Team NECSD Day!
Get ready NECSD Family and Community... This Friday, 4/13, we will be celebrating our annual Team NECSD Day! This 3rd annual event is an opportunity for all of us to demonstrate our district pride.
|SAVE THE DATE! Newburgh Launches My Brother's Keeper on 4/21/18!
Come join us to learn more. See informational flyer here.
|Parents: Upcoming NYS Testing Information Grades 3-8
Every spring, the Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests are administered to students across New York State. April 11th begins the NYS ELA Grade 3-8 testing. Math testing will begin May 1, 2018.
|All-District Music Festival Celebration
Students from schools throughout the district joined voices and instruments to perform songs as a combined chorus, a combined band, and a combined orchestra.
|District Hosts 46th Annual Spelling Bee For Grades 4 & 5!
The Elementary Spelling Bee Finals of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District consisted of an oral contest for fourth and fifth graders representing each building in district. The top three finishers came from Temple Hill, Balmville, and GAMS!
|Fine and Performing Arts Department Presented the 2018 All District Art Show
Artwork was on display at the Ritz Theater on Broadway in Newburgh from students ranging in age from Kindergarten to sixth grade. Artwork will be on display through the end of March 2018.
|Saturday's Are For STEAM! Thanks to Mount Saint Mary College.
The district's middle school aged scholars, grades 6th through 8th were invited to attend a free STEAM Academy event this past Saturday, March 17th at Mount Saint Mary College. Students gained hands on learning experience in a college setting.
|Is Your Mini Goldback Ready for Pre K ?
See important upcoming registration information here for the 2018-2019 school year.
|Important Letter from Dr. Roberto Padilla, Superintendent of Schools & NECSD Teachers.
Please read this important message from our Superintendent. Available here in both English and Spanish.
|5th Grade Career Panel at Temple Hill Academy!
Scholars learn about work ethic and helpful tips for the transition to Middle School from a panel of some NFA Alumni, now working professionals. Read more here.
|Eighth Graders at Temple Hill Academy Talk College and Careers
Students heard from an Admissions Counselor from SUNY Duchess and a School Counselor from Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus. The discussion revolved around setting good habits and gave information about what students should expect to do to earn thei
|Budget Forum Information
Come learn about the fiscal process and priorities as we develop the 2018-2019 school budget. Your understanding and input is invaluable to our scholars and educational community.
|Important follow-up message from our Superintendent
|Young Writer's Programs by the Hudson Valley Writing Project
If you know of any students who love to write, please let their parents know about these Young Writer's Programs this summer through the Hudson Valley Writing Project. For ages 7-17.
|Superintendent's Message about School Safety Event - Follow-up message included
Click the title of this post to read the letter from the Superintendent Dr. Padilla. Available in English and Spanish.
|Goldbacks in the News! Temple Hill Academy Scholars Featured in the Mid Hudson Times!
Each week, the Mid Hudson Times poses questions to students. This week, the question was: "What is the best gift to give on Valentine's?"
|Temple Hill Academy Tigers are Doing it with Love!
National Junior Honor Society students at Temple Hill volunteered their time to host Annual Blood Drive.
|Temple Hill Academy's Annual Family Reading & Math Night - To Infinity and Beyond!
The Temple Hill Tigers enjoyed a fun packed night this week during their annual family reading & math night. See some photos here from the event.
|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.
|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!
|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
|THA Families: December Newsletter
Here's the December Family Newsletter, upcoming event information can be found on the calendar.
|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.
|Tennis in Schools Program currently running FREE tennis programs in all 9 of our elementary schools!
The purpose of this free USTA supported initiative is to create a tennis pathway for all students in the district. By offering this program for free, we can introduce the sport to a wide variety of young students.
|Temple Hill Academy's December Newsletter is here!
Find out what's going on in December for our THA Tigers.. hot off the press!
|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.
|Math Meet! All nine elementary schools participate
Math Meets are an annual series of events where Grade 5 scholars from across our nine elementary schools come together to compete on teams while working collaboratively to solve a range of word problems.
|Two young scholars teach Armory Board members chess!
Last week, two Newburgh students presented to the Newburgh Armory Unity Center Board of Directors.
|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.
|7th and 8th grade students attend Girls Science Day at Columbia University
38 7th-8th grade girls from Meadow Hill and Temple Hill travel to NYC to attend Girls Science Day at Columbia University.
|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.
|Register Now for Newburgh Armory Unity Center Activities for Grades PreK-6th
Parents now is the time for you to take advantage of the free and educational opportunities available at the Newburgh Armory. They are offering the courses and activities for children Pre-K through Grade 6.
|Important Information: Kindergarten Registration & Upcoming Dual Language and Kindergarten Open Houses
Kindergarten and Dual Language School Open Houses are coming up. A complete list of dates is available with important Kindergarten Registration information!
|Temple Hill Academy's November Newsletter
Extra extra read all about it - THA November 2017 Newsletter is here!
|Parent University is November 15, 2017 - Register now!
Join us for an exciting evening featuring fun events, parent sessions , grab and go dinner, and more. Plus Kids Academy is back for children ages 5 and up.
|Power at Temple Hill Restored
Power at Temple Hill has been restored.
|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.
|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.
|Temple Hill Academy's Haunted Hallways Event on 10/30/17!
Temple Hill will be hosting their Annual Haunted Hallways Event on Monday, October 30th 2017!
|Lights On For Afterschool Event - October 26, 2017
Support after-school programming & join us for an evening of family fun activities.
|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.
|THA 4th Graders Learn About Iroquois
Temple Hill Academy’s fourth grade scholars have been learning about the Haudenosaunee, also known as the Iroquois.
|Tiger Mural at Temple Hill Academy
The new tiger mural is completed on the fence track at THA.
|THA: October Family Newsletter
The October Family Newsletter is now available to view online.
|What's the Scoop? and Haunted Hallways Upcoming Events
THA will be hosting a What's the Scoop? ice cream social event on October 11th, and the annual Haunted Hallways event on October 30th, 2017.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|THA: September Family Newsletter
The September Newsletter is available for families of Temple Hill Academy.
|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...
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Temple Hill Academy Receives Visit from Dental Van.
Temple Hill Academy had a visit from the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® mobile dental van.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|Take Our Surveys: Information Session Feedback & Early Literacy
These surveys help the district make decisions about future events and initiatives
|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.
|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.
|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 and NFA West Applications Now Available
Excelsior Academy and NFA West are now accepting applications for next school year.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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!
|THA January Monthly Newsletter
The January monthly newsletters are available in both English and Spanish.
|Kindergarten Registration & District Wide Open Houses
Information on the upcoming Kindergarten Registration and the district-wide open houses is now available.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|THA November Monthly Newsletter
The November Monthly newsletters are available in both English and Spanish.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.