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Drinking Water Tests in the District -
11.21.2014

As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the community the district invited the EPA into our school to help initiate a program to test our school's drinking water. Full information and results
 
Fostertown Holds Common Core Math Night Workshop -
11.20.2014

On Wednesday, October 29th, Fostertown ETC School hosted a school wide parent workshop, "A Byte into the Common Core of Math." Read More
 
Jim McKenna Visits New Windsor School -
11.20.2014

When Jim McKenna reads out loud to children, he finds himself looking back at a room full of wide-eyed, mesmerized, and wonder-struck faces. Read More
 
Meadow Hill's 2nd Annual Halloween Parade -
11.20.2014

The halls of Meadow Hill were alive with excitement this Halloween as the school held its 2nd annual Halloween Parade. Read More
 
Meadow Hill Hosts Annual Fall Concert -
11.13.2014

On Wednesday, October 29, Meadow Hill held its annual fall concert. Performances were given by the Concert Band, Concert Orchestra and 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Chorus. Read More
 
NFA Dance Department to Perform "The Polar Express" -
11.13.2014

On Friday, December 5th at 7PM and on Saturday, December 6th at 2PM. The NFA Dance Department will be performing The Polar Express. This is an all-dance production. More information can be found on the flyerdownload the flyer. Read More
 
Superintendent Winter Card Contest -
11.13.2014

The district is hosting a winter card contest for students of the district. Visit cardcontest.newburghschools.org
 
Meadow Hill School's Honors Local Veterans -
11.12.2014

On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, students and faculty members at Meadow Hill School honored local veterans by hosting the Annual Veterans Appreciation Day complete with a continental breakfast and observance program. Read More
 
Excelsior Parent/Teacher Conferences Sign-Up -
11.12.2014

You can now use the website signupgenius to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences on November 25th and 26th. ....Visit Signup Website
 
Heritage Middle School November Calendar -
11.12.2014

The November Calendar for Heritage Middle School is now available. Visit the school site to download, or click on the following link. Read More
 
Gardnertown Students' Storybook Characters -
11.6.2014

On Friday, October 31, 2014, storybook characters came to life thanks to students and staff at Gardnertown School. In conjunction with Halloween, students and staff were asked to come in costume as their favorite storybook characters. Read More
 
Fostertown Students' Favorite Literary Characters -
11.6.2014

What do Harry Potter, Ms. Frizzle, Pinkalicious, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Thing One and Thing Two all have in common? They all spent the day learning in school on Friday, October 31, 2014. Read More
 
Meadow Hill Holds 1st Annual Reading Retreat -
11.5.2014

On Thursday, October 23, Meadow Hill School held its 1st Annual Reading Retreat. The purpose of the Reading Retreat was to promote the love and joy of reading amongst students throughout the building. Read More
 
Flu Season Announcement from Orange County -
11.5.2014

A letter from the Orange County Department of Health concerning flu season. The letter contains important flu prevention information. Download the letter by clicking on the following link. Read More
 
NFA's Financial Aid Night: November 18th -
11.5.2014

Event will take place at NFA North Campus Auditorium on Nov. 18th at 7PM. Attendees will learn about resources to help find and apply for Scholarships, Grants, and other forms of financial aid. Read More
 
South Middle School's Books-N-Breakfast -
11.5.2014

Books-n-Breakfast is an educational and social event that promotes parental awareness regarding your child’s education. We warmly invite SMS students and their families to enjoy a buffet-style, gourmet breakfast served in our school cafeteria. Read More
 
NFA North's Anti-Bullying POWER Pledge -
11.4.2014

NFA North’s 3rd annual anti-bullying POWER (People One With Each other’s Right to be ourselves) campaign began this school year with students, parents and teachers signing anti-bullying pledges. Read More
 
Vails Gate Recently Held a Parent Math Night -
11.4.2014

On Wednesday October 22nd, Mr. Brady 6th grade Math Teacher met with parents and students to discuss and model the current concepts being taught. Read More
 
Vails Gate Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month -
11.4.2014

On the morning of Friday, October 3rd, Ms. Sara Feliz, the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction spoke with the bilingual classes at GAMS for Hispanic Heritage Month. Read More
 
Horizons Students Tour El Galeon -
10.31.2014

Students from Horizons on the Hudson recently visited El Galeon when it docked for a special visit at the Newburgh Waterfront. Horizons students, accompanied by their teachers, traveled down to the waterfront and attend tours for three days at no cost. Read More
 
School Board Recognized by New York State -
10.30.2014

During the October 28th Board of Education Meeting the Newburgh School Board was acknowledged as part of NYS School Board Recognition Week. Read More
 
“Team NFA Cares” Supports Walk to End Alzheimer's -
10.30.2014

On Saturday, October 11, 2014, students from Newburgh Free Academy participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's of Orange/Sullivan County held at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Montgomery, NY. Read More
 
Meadow Hill Gold Star & Ambassador Students -
10.24.2014

The Meadow Hill Gold Star and Ambassador Student lists for September and October are now available. More Information
 
Excelsior Academy's Inaugural Mentoring Program -
10.22.2014

On Friday, October 17, 2014, Excelsior Academy welcomed 50 IBM mentors to kick-off its inaugural mentoring program. Each Excelsior student was paired with a current IBM employee to help students gain exposure to careers, and have role models to guide them. Read More
 
First Town Hall's Q&A -
10.22.2014

The following page contains questions, which the district received at our first "Town Hall Meeting", and answers. Read More
 
Temple Hill Academy Hosts Harvest Festival -
10.22.2014

On Friday, October 17, 2014, Temple Hill Academy in New Windsor hosted a Harvest Festival in an effort to incorporate education about healthy local foods and healthy lifestyle habits into the daily lives of their students. Read More
 
NFA Welcomes Cell-Free Roads Advocate Jacy Good -
10.22.2014

On Friday, October 10, 2014, Newburgh Free Academy hosted a special speaker/assembly presentation for all NFA Junior and Senior class students at the Main Campus. Read More
 
Fostertown Parents: Common Core Night -
10.22.2014

This upcoming event, on Wednesday, October 29th, will help you "Take a Bite out of Common Core Math". The event will run from 6PM-8PM and will give Fostertown parents an opportunity to see what their child is learning in their classroom. Read More
 
Barnes & Noble Celebrates Teachers & Administrators -
10.22.2014

From October 11 until October 19, 2014, Barnes and Noble celebrated Fall Educator Appreciation Days by inviting local educators into its stores as a thank you for being influential in the communities that they serve...Read More
 
Winter Sports Information -
10.21.2014

Attention all students in grades 7-12. JV and Varsity Winter Sports Begin November 10th. All Modified Sports begin November 17th.More Information
 
Schools Take Part in Fire Prevention Day -
10.21.2014

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, students at Gardnertown and Fostertown Schools took part in Fire Prevention Day. Local fire departments Good Will and Cronomer Valley visited the schools Read More
 
Commissioner of Education Visits Excelsior Academy -
10.20.2014

On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, the New York State Commissioner of Education, Dr. John B. King, Jr., visited students in their English Language Arts and math classes at the Newburgh Free Academy Excelsior Academy. Read More
 
Balmville PTA Webpage Updated -
10.16.2014

The Balmville PTA webpage has been update with meeting schedule, members, upcoming events, and more. Read More
 
THA Harvest Festival, Haunted Hallways -
10.16.2014

THA's Harvest Festival will take place this Friday, October 17th. THA's Haunted Hallways will take place next Friday, October 24th. Click on the previous links for more information. Read More
 
Quassaick Bridge Fire District Open House -
10.16.2014

The New Windsor Fire Department - Quassaick Bridge First District Open House will be this Saturday, October 19th, 2014. It is located at 275 Walsh Ave. and will be from 10AM until 3PM. Read More
 
Charles V. Fornal Athletic Administration Building -
10.15.2014

On October 24, 2014 the Newburgh Free Academy Athletic Administration Building will be dedicated as The Charles V. Fornal Athletic Administration Building.... Read More
 
NFA College and Career Fair -
10.14.2014

Representatives from a large variety of public and private colleges will be here at Newburgh Free Academy to answer your questions regarding admissions, scholarships, financial aid and programs of study..... Read More
 
MH's Ms. Melissa Winfield-Corbett Attends Oprah’s Tour -
10.14.2014

The Life You Want Weekend 2014 Tour made its stop in Newark, New Jersey. Thousands, including one of our district’s own, were in attendance seeking to get insights on how they can fulfill their visions to live their best life... Read More
 
Barnes & Noble Educator Event -
10.10.2014

Barnes & Noble in Newburgh will host a Welcome Reception for educators in honor of Roberto Padilla, Ed.D., on October 15 from 4:30-6:30 PM. Refreshments will be served.... Read More
 
Breakfast with the Principal at Vails Gate -
10.10.2014

Parents and students were invited to enjoy breakfast with the principal Ebony Green and assistant principal Dwayne D’Avilar. It was an opportunity for parents to have breakfast with their child and gain an understanding of new programs.... Read More
 
ESYP Welcome Quilt for Dr. Padilla -
10.10.2014

On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, district faculty from the Extended School Year Program at Gardnertown School site attended the NECSD Board of Education meeting to present Superintendent, Dr. Roberto Padilla with a special “Welcome” quilt.... Read More
 
Horizons Hosts Back to School Block Party -
10.10.2014

On Wednesday, September 3, 2014, Horizons on the Hudson held its second annual Welcome Back Block Party for students, parents, and staff. During the special kick-off event, numerous local vendors represented the Newburgh community...Read more
 
Horizons School's “Planting Day” -
10.10.2014

Horizons on the Hudson teachers, parents, and students all took part in a "planting day" on Wednesday, September 24. Over the years, the outside of the building had succumbed to the weather and many of the plants previously there did not survive...Read more
 
October Monthly Newsletter Available -
10.9.2014

The October Monthly Newsletter for Temple Hill Academy is now available. You can download it on the school's publication page. Read More
 
Making the Most of High School Workshop -
10.7.2014

NFA North Campus will be hosting a workshop titled, "Making the Most of High School". This workshop is for freshmen and sophmores and their families. It will be tonight, Tuesday, October 7th at 7PM...Read more
 
Heritage Middle School October Calendar -
10.7.2014

The October Calendar for Heritage Middle School is now available. Visit the school site to download, or click on the following link. Read More
 
NYS Dads Take Your Child to School Day -
10.2.2014

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, schools across the state, including several in the Newburgh Enlarged City School, participated in the New York State Dads Take Your Child to School Day initiative.Read More
 
NFA College Planning & NCAA Workshops -
9.30.2014

NFA's College Night: Planning Workshop is this Thursday October 2nd. The NCAA Workshop is Thursday, October 16th. More information can be found in the flyers by clicking on the workshop names.
 
Goldback of the Week -
9.30.2014

Congratulations to Courtney Pileggi for being named the Goldback of the Week for September 20th-September 27th.... Read More
 
Ribbon Cutting in Honor of Pre-K Center Grand Opening -
9.30.2014

A ceremonial grand opening ribbon cutting was held on Monday, September 29, 2014, at the Pre-K Center on Washington Street minutes before the building officially opened its doors to students... Read More
 
Heritage Middle School Ice Bucket Challenge -
9.29.2014

Recently Heritage Middle School Staff and Faculty participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Read More
 
First Superintendent "Town Hall" Session -
9.23.2014

Superintendent Dr. Roberto Padilla will hold Coffee with the Superintendent sessions this school year. We want to hear from you! Parents and community members are invited to come share ideas... Read More
 
Full Day Pre-K Program to Begin September 29th -
9.21.2014

The full day Pre-K program will be beginning on Monday September 29th. More information is available on the pre-k information page. Read More
 
NFA Students: Mercy College Registration Has Begun -
9.19.2014

Registration for fall 2014 semester Mercy College Advanced Placement courses is underway. The agreement between Mercy College and NFA affords students in selected courses the opportunity to earn college credits at a reduced cost. Read More
 
September Monthly Newsletter Available -
9.9.2014

The September Monthly Newsletter for Temple Hill Academy is now available. You can download it on the school's publication page. Read More
 
A Look Back at the First Day of School -
9.17.2014

On Tuesday, September 2, 2014, the Newburgh Enlarged City School District held its Opening of Schools Ceremony with an Opening Address given by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roberto Padilla and a special keynote address from Dr. Jeffrey Duncan-Andrade. Read More
 
Early Dismissal Drill, September 24th -
9.16.2014

The district has scheduled its annual drill of the Early Dismissal Procedures for Wednesday, September 24th. Read More
 
NECSD ESYP Ends for the 2014 School Year -
9.11.2014

There is an expectation that the first full day session begin on Monday, September 29, 2014. In addition, more information is available on the Full-Day Pre-K Program page. Read More
 
Physical Education Teacher Paints the District Teal -
9.11.2014

On Saturday, August 30, 2014, Physical Education Teacher Elissa Dickinson, along with the help of her colleagues, family and friends, partnered with a nation-wide campaign, “Turn the Towns Teal”, to promote ovarian cancer awareness. Read More
 
Heritage Middle School September Calendar -
9.10.2014

The September Calendar for Heritage Middle School is now available. Visit the school site to download, or click on the following link. Read More
 
SMS Students Recognized by President Barack Obama -
9.10.2014

The students in the Community and Government Team at South Middle School have been recognized by President Obama for their work on promoting environmental awareness, and showing their support of ending illegal wildlife trafficking and trade. Read More
 
Updated Information on Full-Day Pre-K Program -
9.10.2014

There is an expectation that the first full day session begin on Monday, September 29, 2014. In addition, more information is available on the Full-Day Pre-K Program page. Read More
 
District's Instructional Expectations Document -
9.9.2014

We have developed a collective focus for this school year that has been shaped by extensive consultation with teachers and school leaders. These are the Instructional Expectations of the district. Read More
 
Modified Fall Sport Tryouts -
9.9.2014

Modified Sport Tryouts begin this week (September 8th) and run all week. All students should have yellow slips and physicals. Visit the Athletics page for list of sports and location. Read More
 
NFA Students Participate in Network Science Research -
9.5.2014

Eight students from Newburgh Free Academy were selected to participate in a cutting-edge research project using network science. Read More
 
Lifted Parent Leadership Academy -
9.5.2014

On Saturday, August 16, 2014, the Newburgh/Highland Falls National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)/GAMS Tech Magnet School Lifted Program invited parents and guardians... Read More
 
“Back to School Backpack BBQ” Celebration -
9.3.2014

On Saturday, August 23, the district hosted a Back to School Backpack BBQ at the BOE/Library Complex. A total of 600 backpacks stuffed with school supplies were handed out to pre-registered attendees. Read More
 
Newburgh Free Academy August Graduation -
9.3.2014

The halls of Newburgh Free Academy were full of activity this summer with the sound of determined students working towards achieving their high school diplomas as part of the district’s Extended School Year Program (ESYP). Read More
 
School Supply Lists -
9.1.2014

School supply lists are available for fostertown, Gardnertown, Horizons, Meadow Hill, New Windsor, Temple Hill, Vails Gate, and Excelsior Academy. Read More
 
District Receives Funding for Full-Day Pre-K Program -
9.1.2014

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. Read More
 
ESYP Students Develop Robots -
9.1.2014

Students from the district’s Extended School Year Program’s Prep for Grade 6 Program, located at the Vails Gate site, studied a special unit about robotics during the four week intensive summer program. Read More
 
Superintendent Entry Plan -
8.12.2014

The Superintendent's Entry Plan is now available to download. In this document, Dr. Padilla, lays out his priorities, actions, and outcomes, he hopes to see in the district ....Read More
 
NFA's Excelsior Academy Opens for the School Year -
7.18.2014

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...Read More
 
Scholar Athlete Team Awards -
7.18.2014

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....Read More
 
NFA Graduation Photo Gallery -
7.18.2014

The Class of 2014 Graduation Ceremony Photo Gallery is available to view....Read More
 
Horizons's International Baccalaureate Exhibition -
7.18.2014

Fifth grade students at Horizons 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...Read More
 
Horizons On The Hudson Holds Annual "Poetry Out Loud" -
7.11.2014

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...Read More
 
Horizons Alumni Visits School To Share Expertise -
7.11.2014

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...Read More
 
NECSD Registration Office Relocates to 124 Grand Street -
7.11.2014

The Office of Registration has relocated to 124 Grand Street in the Board of Education/Newburgh Library Complex. Registration for students entering the district during the school year is ongoing. Please call 563-KIDS for more information.
 
Horizons Joins With Storm King Art Center -
7.10.2014

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...Read More
 
HOH Students Participate In Annual Field Day -
7.10.2014

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....Read More
 
Speakers From Bear Mountain & Bronx Zoo Visit HOH -
7.10.2014

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...Read More
 
HOH Students Visit The Newburgh Waterfront -
7.8.2014

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...Read More
 
Class of 2014 Graduation Photo Gallery -
6.27.2014

The 2014 NFA Graduation took place on Thursday June 26th. Congratulations to all graduates! Click the link above to view the photo gallery.
 
HOH Kamishibai Troupe's Japanese-Style Storytelling Wave -
6.26.2014

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...Read More
 
Children's Book Author, Douglas Florian Visits HOH -
6.26.2014

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...Read More
 
Last Week of School Schedule Reminder -
6.20.2014

The following is a reminder for parents and students. 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.
 
fostertown School Family Math Night 2014 -
6.13.2014

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, fostertown Communications and Media Center encourages Pre-K through fifth grade...Read More
 
fostertown Students & The Hudson River’s Water System -
6.4.2014

fostertown Communications and Media Center teachers recently collaborated with Sarah Archbald, Conservation Educator from the Orange County Department of Water, and Chris Bowser, Fisheries Biologist...Read More