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|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.
|Universal Pre-K Celebrates The Week of the Young Child!
The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families. This year's national recognition is April 16
|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.
|Extra, Extra, Read All About It! 21st Century After-School Program News!
The 21st Century After-School Academy's April Newsletter is here! Find out more about events and programming.
|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.
|Goldbacks In The News at HOH!
Girls are learning the keys to confidence and success through a Newburgh school program. Horizons-on-the-Hudson Elementary School hosts the "Building African-American Success, Talent, Achievement, and Respect" program, nicknamed B.A. Star.
|Fifth Grade Accelerated Students at HOH Share Fraction Games!
See a photo recap here of the math fun!
|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!
|Horizons On The Hudson Hosts Annual Lucky Bingo!
See a photo recap here of the event.
|B.A. STAR, An All-Female Mentoring Group At Horizons On The Hudson School Gives Youth A Voice!
B.A. STAR provides strong friendships and life long bonds. Read more here!
|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.
|Horizons on the Hudson Hosts Scholar Showcase!
HOH students invited parents and guests to their 21st Century After School Showcase to demonstrate everything they've accomplished and learned in their programming. See photos here.
|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.
|Local Dentist and Newburgh Free Academy Alumni Presents Dental Hygiene Assemblies To Scholars For The Past Two Decades!
Dr. Prokosch-Cook visits Gardnertown, HOH, and Meadow Hill this year! Read the full story here.
|Horizons on the Hudson Scholars Learn About NED!
Students from Horizons on the Hudson participated in a NED Assembly, organized by Ms. Leguerre, School Social Worker. Find out more about the assembly here.
|Important follow-up message from our Superintendent
|HOH National Elementary Honor Society Blood Drive a Success!
Horizons on the Hudson is doing it with LOVE for those in need. HOH chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society has overseen the collection of more than 200 pints of blood.
|B.A. STAR and MBK Unite at Horizons On The Hudson to Celebrate Black History Month!
Horizons on the Hudson held a poetry slam breakfast in honor of Black History Month. See a photo recap here of the event.
|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.
|21st Century After School Program - Field Trip Fun with Students from HOH!
Students in the 21st Century After School Program at Horizons on the Hudson took a fun filled trip to Locust Grove Estates in Poughkeepsie, NY. See a photo recap of the event.
|21st Century After School Program - Educators Experience Innovative Professional Development in Math & Movement!
Nineteen 21st Century teachers and teachers assistants attended a Professional Development interactive workshop on using Math & Movement. See them in action!
|Coming up Later This Month - Horizons on the Hudson Hosts Annual Blood Drive!
Save the date, Wednesday February 21st is the HOH Blood Drive.
|Dancing Our Way Through The Week at Horizons!
Check out some of our youngest scholars in action during their 21st Century After School Program at Horizons on the Hudson.
|First graders at Horizons on the Hudson celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through Art!
Mrs. Jonisz's first grade classroom worked with HOH art teacher, Ms. Heisler to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Principles of Nonviolence.
|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.
|Horizons on the Hudson Honor Society delivers donations to food pantry!
Goldbacks doing it with LOVE & giving back!
|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!
|Horizons on the Hudson Math Team Sports New Shirts
Fifth grade students on the Horizons on the Hudson math team wore their new team shirts to the most recent meet of the district-wide program.
|Horizons on the Hudson to host 7th Annual Community Book Fair!
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Come out and support HOH this Saturday.
|Middle School Selection sheets are due soon!
Take a few minutes to watch videos from two of our Middle Schools before you hand in your selection!
|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.
|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.
|HOH Goldbacks Give Back with some Community Help.
Thanksgiving dinner bags handed out to over 60 families this morning at HOH!
|HOH PTO and Barnes & Nobles Holiday Book Drive to benefit the Newburgh Basics!
School and Community come together to do it with Love to support the Newburgh Basics.
|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.
|Fifth Grade Students at HOH Share Math Games During Decimal Day
Students in Ms. Hoffman’s Fifth Grade Accelerated Class shared games they designed and constructed with the other classes in the grade during Decimal Day recently.
|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.
|Horizons on the Hudson's Bring Your Dad To School Day - Great Success!
HOH hosted their Annual Bring Your Dad to School Day, and over 400 families were in attendance, sparking love and encouragement all day long!
|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!
|HOH Open House and Welcome Back Party
Families enjoyed an evening of greeting, eating, and then meeting HOH faculty and staff during classroom visits at Open House and Welcome Back Party.
|National Elementary Honor Society Inducts New Members at Horizons
The Horizons on the Hudson chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony, expanding its membership to 38 students.
|Horizons - Bring Your Dad to School Day & Breakfast with the Principal Information
Both events have been rescheduled to occur on the same day, Tuesday November 7th 2017. Please see flyer for further information.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|21st Century After School Academy Application
The 21st Century Afterschool Academy is an afterschool program where Balmville, GAMS, Horizons, and Vails Gate students can get homework help and tutoring along with enrichment activities
|Lights On For Afterschool Event - October 26, 2017
Support after-school programming & join us for an evening of family fun activities.
|Horizons' Teacher Sabrina Dolfinger Runner Up for Better Beginnings Award
The district is proud to announce that Sabrina Dolfinger was named a runner-up for the New York State “Better Beginnings Award”.
|Parent/Staff of 21st Century After-School Academy
The first day of the 21st Century After-School Academy at Balmville, HOH, GAMS, and VG has been delayed. The new anticipated start date is November 14, 2017.
|Recycling Program at Horizons on the Hudson Raises Funds for Haiti
Students and staff at Horizons on the Hudson Elementary School recently donated $429 to the J/P Haitian Relief Organization following their “Recycle to Rebuild” drive.
|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.
|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.
|HOH Block Party New Date: September 20th 5PM
Horizons-on-the-Hudson School has rescheduled their annual Block Party to Wednesday, September 20th before their Open House from 5PM until 6:30PM.
|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 Supplies Lists
The school supply lists are now available for download. If your school is not listed please contact the school for information.
|School of Choice Letter to Parents/Guardians
Each year the New York State Education Department determines the status of our district and each school within the district. Student participation and performance on specific assessments at the elementary/middle level and at the high school are used
|Horizons Second Graders Host Living Wax Museum
Scholars in Katie Allen’s 2nd grade class at Horizons on the Hudson hosted a Living Wax Museum recently.
|2017-2018 Calendar Change - First Day of School
The revised 2017-2018 was approved at the recent BOE meeting. The first day of school is now scheduled for September 6, 2017
|Summer Enrichment Activities For Students
Included on this page are various resources for students to continue their learning over the summer.
|Public Community Bond Forums
The district will be holding three community bond forums in the BOE Auditorium in the month of August. Come out and learn more about the bond process, ask questions, and find out about the newest updates.
|Horizons Partners With Storm King Art Center for Annual Poetry Out Loud
On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Horizons on the Hudson hosted the school’s Annual Poetry Out Loud event at Storm King Art Center, specifically in the North Woods section.
|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.
|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.
|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
|Horizons NECSD Day Celebration
Horizons will be hosting a celebration in honor of NECSD Day on April 21st from 9:25AM to 3:00PM. It will include many events for families.
|Team NECSD Day is Coming April 21, 2017
Team NECSD Day is a celebration of us! It's a celebration of the district and the community. We have a lot to be proud of and it's time to take a day to commemorate what makes us great.
|Horizons on the Hudson Blood Drive a Huge Success
The annual blood drive at Horizons on the Hudson Elementary School exceeded expectations by collecting 43 pints of blood.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Celebration of the Arts - Cocoa and Create
Celebrating the visual arts through teacher-led, hands-on projects! Experience the power of creating!
|HOH Awarded $6,800 Grant from the Laura Bush Foundation
Horizons on the Hudson Magnet School received a $6,800 grant from The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries.
|Kindergarten Registration & District Wide Open Houses
Information on the upcoming Kindergarten Registration and the district-wide open houses is now available.
|HOH PTO: Barnes and Noble Bookfair
The annual Barnes and Noble Community Bookfair will take place on Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 10am until 5pm. It will take place at the Barnes and Noble on Union Avenue.
|HOH Students Present Letters to Michael Franti
Fifth grade students in Mala Hoffman’s class were invited to attend a radio broadcast featuring musician Michael Franti recently, during which they presented letters they had written to him.
|National Elementary Honor Society Delivers First Kids Can! Donations
The Horizons on the Hudson chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society delivered its first donation from its Kids Can! Fundraising.
|National Elementary Honor Society Inducts New Members
The Horizons on the Hudson chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony on Friday, October 21, 2016, expanding its membership to 49 students.
|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.
|Horizons Family Newsletters
The November 2016 Family Newsletter from Horizons on the Hudson School is available for download
|Horizons: Recycle Rebuild Program
Raising students’ awareness for global concerns of the environment and increasing student involvement towards becoming ACTIVE learners is a primary focus here at Horizons.
|Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools Day of Action
On Thursday, October 6, 2016, the Newburgh Enlarged City School District joined with hundreds of schools across the United States to hold a Day of Action in conjunction with the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools.
|Letter From Supt: Clown Costumes
The safety and security of our students and staff is always our first priority. There has been a recent spike in creepy clown sightings and hoaxes. Please read the full letter for more details.
|October is Family Involvement Month
October is Family Involvement Month, visit the family involvement site for more information.
|Horizon Family Newsletters
The September and October 2016 Family Newsletters from Horizons on the Hudson School are available for download
|Letter From Supt: Calendar & Flu Season
|Important Calendar Change
The following changes have been made to the district calendar: October 4th schools are now closed, also on October 11th, schools are now closed. In addition, April 17th, schools will be in session.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Safe Homes Exhibition Night with HOH
During the 2015-2016 school year, Safe Homes visited Horizons on the Hudson Elementary School for their Exhibition Night.
|Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley at HOH
During the 2015-2016 school year, Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley partnered with Horizons on the Hudson IB World School to provide "Book Buddies" to first graders.
|HOH Celebrated St. Patrick's Day with Bingo Night
During the 2015-2016 school year, Horizons on the Hudson celebrated St. Patrick's Day with Bingo Night!
|HOH Third Graders Visit Storm King Art Center
During the 2015-2016 school year, third graders from HOH attended Storm King Art Center to continue to enhance their curriculum and instruction through hands on experiences which foster inquiry.
|HOH Peer Mediation Program
During the 2015-2016 school year, 4th and 5th graders at Horizons on the Hudson IB World School participated in a Peer Mediation program facilitated by Girl Scouts.
|HOH Back to School Block Party
Horizons-on-the-Hudson will be holding a back to school block party on Friday, September 2, 2016.
|Newburgh Summer Meals
Kick-out Summer Hunger in Newburgh on July 6, 2016 at Delano Hitch Rec. Plus learn more about the summer meal program.