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POSTED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
The following schools have class supply lists available on their websites:
Gardnertown, Horizons, Meadow Hill, Temple Hill Academy, New Windsor, Balmville, and Excelsior Academy
POSTED: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

DISTRICT RECEIVES FUNDING FOR FULL-DAY PRE-K PROGRAM
On Monday, August 18, 2014, New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, announced the Newburgh Enlarged City School District as a recipient of approximately $2.8 million in funding for a full day pre-kindergarten program.
POSTED: Friday., August 15, 2014

FALL ATHLETICS PRACTICE SCHEDULE AND AUGUST GRADUATION
Fall Sport Practices for NFA begins this Monday August 18th. You can click on the link above to download the practice schedule. In addition, the NFA August Graduation will be held on Wednesday, August 20th at 7 p.m. at the Main Campus (in the auditorium).
POSTED: Friday., August 15, 2014

SUPERINTENDENT ENTRY PLAN
The students of the district deserve a world-class school system. This entry plan sets the foundation for making ‘world-class’ a reality. Moreover, the purpose of the entry plan is to create a working document for getting to know and better understand the people, programs, partners, and the communities of the district.
POSTED: Friday., August 15, 2014

NEW HOURS FOR REGISTRATION
As of Monday, August 18th 2014, and until further notice, the Student Registration Office hours will be between 9AM and 3PM Monday through Friday except for holidays. The Registration Office is located at 124 Grand Street in the City of Newburgh.
POSTED: Friday., August 15, 2014

BACK TO SCHOOL - BACKPACK BBQ
On Saturday, August 23, 2014, from Noon until 4:00 p.m., the district will be hosting a Back to School Backpack BBQ. The event includes free backpacks and school supplies (limited availability), free haircuts, face painting, family fun, and more. Please use the link above to register.
POSTED: Friday., August 15, 2014

DISTRICT'S NEW VISION, MISSION, AND CORE VALUES
Above are the recently BOE approved District Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Core Values. These items above define who we are as an organization, why we exist, and what our priorities are.

Other News
POSTED: Monday, July 28, 2014

DISTRICT KINDERGARTEN SCREENING INFORMATION
Prior to starting Kindergarten, your child will participate in a Kindergarten screening process. This process consists of quick assessments that provide a sampling of your child’s learning development and basic skills. Letters were sent home indicating an appointment time for your respective student(s). Additional Information

POSTED: Friday, July 25, 2014

HOH VOLUNTEERS TAKE PART IN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY’S BUILD DAY
Horizons on the Hudson Magnet School, an International Baccalaureate School, participated in the Greater Newburgh Habitat for Humanity Build Day on Saturday, June 21, 2014. The Horizons Team participated in rehabbing the new ReStore location for the Newburgh Habitat for Humanity.

POSTED: Thursday, July 24, 2014

STAFF/FACULTY: EMAIL SYSTEM UPDATE
Over the next 14 days, the district will be migrating all users from the current email system to Office365 email. After logging in to your email you may be redirected to login again using the same login on the office365 webpage. In addition, any attachments over 25mb will not transfer so be sure to back them up if they are needed.

POSTED: Thursday, July 24, 2014

AUGUST REGENTS: IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND REVIEW SESSIONS
The 2014 August Regents Examinations and RCTs are scheduled for Wednesday, August 13 and Thursday, August 14, 2014 at NFA Main Campus, 201 Fullerton Avenue, Newburgh, West Wing, using the Roe Street entrance. Click the link above for important information about the Regents and for information about the upcoming review sessions.

POSTED: Friday, July 18, 2014

SCHOLAR ATHLETE TEAM AWARDS
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District’s Athletic Department recently awarded the New York State Public High School Athletic Association's "Scholar/Athlete Team Awards" for the spring seasons.

POSTED: Friday, July 18, 2014

HORIZONS ON THE HUDSON HOSTS INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE EXHIBITION
On June 19, 2014, fifth grade students at Horizons on the Hudson presented their Exhibition research-based projects. Exhibition is described as a social science fair event representing culminating projects for which students have identified topics of interest and have undergone a year-long collaborative inquiry process.

POSTED: Friday, July 18, 2014

NFA'S EXCELSIOR ACADEMY OPENS FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR
Newburgh's Excelsior Academy officially opened for the 2014-2015 school year on Monday, June 7, 2014, at the Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus. Administrators welcomed the class of approximately 50 students who were eager to commence the program.

POSTED: Friday, July 11, 2014

REMINDER: NECSD REGISTRATION OFFICE RELOCATES TO 124 GRAND STREET
The District Office of Registration has relocated to 124 Grand Street in the Board of Education/Newburgh Library Complex. Registration for students entering the Newburgh Enlarged City School District during the school year is ongoing. Please call 563-KIDS for more information.

POSTED: Friday, July 11, 2014

HORIZONS ON THE HUDSON HOLDS ANNUAL “POETRY OUT LOUD”
Students at Horizons on the Hudson participated in their annual “Poetry Out Loud” event on June 19, 2014. Every year, students in each grade level learn about poets, read and write poetry, and come to a special evening at school where they present their poems independently and/or in groups to their family and community friends.

POSTED: Friday, July 11, 2014

HORIZONS ALUMNI VISITS SCHOOL TO SHARE EXPERTISE
Newburgh Enlarged City School District Horizons on the Hudson alumni Tre’Sean Wiggins visited the school prior to the end of the school year to share boxing techniques and wisdom with the young students.

POSTED: Friday, July 10, 2014

HORIZONS JOINS WITH STORM KING ART CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIP
On June 13, 2014, Horizons on the Hudson third through fifth graders visited Storm King Art Center as part of an ongoing partnership established between HOH and Storm King’s Education Department.

POSTED: Thursday, July 10, 2014

HOH STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL FIELD DAY
On Friday, June 20, 2014, students walked from Horizons on the Hudson to Mount St. Mary College to participate in the school’s annual field day which included a variety of physical events.

POSTED: Thursday, July 10, 2014

THA CONTINUES TO READ ACROSS AMERICA WITH THE HV RENEGADES
The Hudson Valley Renegades took some time out of their opening day preparations to read to third grade students at Temple Hill Academy in New Windsor on Friday, June 13, 2014.

POSTED: Thursday, July 10, 2014

GUEST SPEAKERS FROM BEAR MOUNTAIN AND BRONX ZOO VISIT HOH STUDENTS
Horizons on the Hudson invited guest speakers from Bear Mountain and The Bronx Zoo to talk about insects while connecting to the EngageNY English Language Arts Domain. Jennifer Cline’s second grade class had the pleasure of having insect experts from local zoos come in to teach about insects.

POSTED: Thursday, July 10, 2014

THA STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT PROSTHETICS DURING COURAGE & RESILIENCE LESSON
As part of their unit of study on courage and resilience, students learned about amputees and prosthetic medicine. Students were visited by Jim Klein, the Director of Prosthetics from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Castle Point and Freddy, a soldier who is an amputee and a national hand cyclist medal winner.

POSTED: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

SMS STUDENTS TRAVEL TO PHILLIES BRIDGE FARM FOR HANDS-ON CULMINATING LESSON
The South Middle School eighth grade PA (Performing Arts) students completed their third and final field trip of the year. This trip was the culminating activity in the study of the non-fiction piece, The Omnivore's Dilemma.

POSTED: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

VAILS GATE 2014 SPELLING BEE
On June 13, 2014, the third grade students at Vails Gate High Tech Magnet School participated in their fifth annual Spelling Bee. Many parents joined us to celebrate the children and their success.

POSTED: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

HORIZONS ON THE HUDSON STUDENTS VISIT THE NEWBURGH WATERFRONT
Horizons on the Hudson second graders walked to the historic Newburgh Riverfront to incorporate Common Core Learning Standards speaking standards in an end of the year luncheon on June 13, 2014.

POSTED: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

NFA GBTV STUDENTS EARN THIRD PLACE IN VIDEO CONTEST
Recently, Newburgh Free Academy GBTV students were awarded third place in the CareerSafe® 4th Annual National Youth Safety Video Contest.

POSTED: Monday, July 7, 2014

Meadow Hill School Hosts Annual Sports Week
Students and staff at Meadow Hill Global Explorations Magnet School in Newburgh recently participated in the school’s Sports Week from June 2 until June 6 and June 10 and 11th.

POSTED: Monday, July 7, 2014

SMS Hosts 2nd Annual Community Field Day
Recently, South Middle School invited the local community, current students and former alumni, to the school’s 2nd Annual Community Field Day. Numerous local organizations were in attendance throughout the day to promote health, wellness, protection, and creativity for all.

POSTED: Friday, June 27, 2014

CLASS OF 2014 GRADUATION PHOTO GALLERY
The 2014 NFA Graduation took place on Thursday June 26th. Congratulations to all graduates! Click the link above to view the photo gallery.

POSTED: Thursday, June 26, 2014

HOH KAMISHIBAI TROUPE START JAPANESE-STYLE STORYTELLING WAVE IN NEWBURGH
The HOH Kamishibai Storytelling Troupe headed to Head Start of Eastern Orange County for performances on June 9 and 10. Thirteen storytellers performed 10 stories from around the world in 8 classrooms. The troupe was accompanied by Mrs. Jumpp, Library Teacher and parent-chaperone, Mrs. Johnston.

POSTED: Thursday, June 26, 2014

AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR, DOUGLAS FLORIAN VISITS HOH
Award-winning children's book author, poet and illustrator, Douglas Florian visited HOH on Friday, May 30. There were two assemblies and two classroom visits, won by Mrs. Amakye’s, Mrs. Dolfinger’s and Ms. Byrd’s 3rd grade and Mrs. Cline’s 2nd grade who created the most Florian-inspired poems.

POSTED: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

NFA NURSE AIDE TRAINING PROGRAM STUDENTS GRADUATE FOLLOWING INTERNSHIP AT ELANT
On Tuesday, June 3, 2014, Newburgh Free Academy seniors celebrated the culmination of their internship held at Elant in Fishkill as part of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District’s Nurse Aide Training Program.

POSTED: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

THA STUDENTS ANALYZE BOOKS DURING FINAL BOOK REVIEW
Sixth grade students in Charlie Byrne's English classes at Temple Hill Academy are delivering their final quarterly "Two Minute Book Reviews" of the year. Students are encouraged to select a book title of their own choice.

POSTED: Friday, June 20, 2014

LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL SCHEDULE REMINDER
The following is a reminder for parents and students about the schedule for the last week of school. On Monday, June 23rd, it will be a 1/2 day for students in Grades 6-8. On Tuesday and Wednesday, June 24th-25th, it will be a half day for students in Grades K-5.

POSTED: Friday, June 20, 2014

THA ACADEMIC OLYMPIC READING CHAMPIONS
Temple Hill Academy recently gave 3rd and 4th grade Academic Olympic Reading Champions with the highest lexile levels in their respective grades certificates for their academic achievements.

POSTED: Thursday, June 19, 2014

MH STUDENTS TRAVEL TO POINT PLEASANT BEACH AS PART OF HURRICANE LESSON
Recently, Meadow Hill School third through fifth grade ESL students attended a field trip to Point Pleasant Beach in New Jersey, with several teachers and parents, to witness the devastation from Hurricane Sandy and to make friends and enjoy activities with students from the Harold Antrim Elementary School.

POSTED: Thursday, June 19, 2014

THA STUDENTS FINISH CROSS-CURRICULAR UNIT ON THE HOLOCAUST
On Thursday, May 29, Temple Hill Academy's 6th grade students traveled to the New York State Museum in Albany as the culminating activity to their cross-curricular unit on the Holocaust.

POSTED: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

MEADOW HILL DARE GRADUATION 2014
On May 29, 2014, Meadow Hill Global Explorations Magnet School fifth grade classes participated in the 2014 D.A.R.E. Graduation. Officer Vincent Spampinato, of the Town of Newburgh Police Department, taught the fifth grade classes the D.A.R.E. rules.

POSTED: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

HORIZONS ON THE HUDSON STUDENTS SPEND A DAY ON THE FARM
On May 28, 2014, Horizons on the Hudson kindergartners spent the day in the country at Sprucegate Dairy Farm after enjoying the common core domain on farming. The children watched as Farmer Melissa milked a cow by hand and machine.

POSTED: Monday, June 16, 2014

NEWBURGH’S GAMS TECH MAGNET SCHOOL HOSTS 27TH ANNUAL MILE RUN
On Friday, June 6, 2014, the students at GAMS Tech Magnet School celebrated outside with the running of the 27th Annual GAMS Mile Run. The entire student body gathered outside to watch 115 fifth and sixth graders run the mile course over the school grounds.

POSTED: Friday, June 13, 2014

BALMVILLE SCHOOL FAMILY MATH NIGHT 2014
Mathematics is not a spectator sport. In order to learn, you have got to be an active member of the team. By sponsoring Family Math Night, Balmville Communications and Media Center encourages Pre-K through fifth grade families to appreciate the energy and excitement of mathematics using exploration and discovery.

POSTED: Friday, June 13, 2014

ANNUAL 5TH GRADE MATH TOURNAMENT FINISHES FOR 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR
On May 30, 2014, the final 5th grade math meet was held in the District Board of Education Auditorium and teams were awarded placements following the match. During the school year, three other matches were held leading up to this event.

POSTED: Friday, June 13, 2014

MEADOW HILL SCHOOL CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
On Thursday, May 29, 2014, twenty-five students were inducted into the Meadow Hill Global Explorations Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. In order to be eligible for membership, students must maintain a 92.5 average or better for the first three quarters of school year.

POSTED: Thurs, June 12, 2014

NFA HOSTS COACHES VS. CANCER BASKETBALL GAME
Both the Grade 6 chorus and the 7/8 mixed chorus under the direction of Ms. Caroline Stupple received the highest possible rating at their NYSSMA Adjudication Festivals in May.

POSTED: Thurs, June 12, 2014

SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL CHORAL STUDENTS DO DOUBLE GOLD WITH DISTINCTION
Both the Grade 6 chorus and the 7/8 mixed chorus under the direction of Ms. Caroline Stupple received the highest possible rating at their NYSSMA Adjudication Festivals in May.

POSTED: Thurs, June 12, 2014

HVFCU VISITS HORIZONS-ON-THE-HUDSON
Recently, employees of the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union visited Horizons on the Hudson School in Newburgh, to share fiscal facts and help students improve their financial literacy through fun interactive games over lunch.

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