(845) 563-3400     124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
 

United States Military Academy Implements Fireworks! Igniting Confidence in Girls Program at Meadow Hill


Fireworks! kicked off its first full year with Meadow Hill GEM School Tuesday afternoon by facilitating an interactive and engaging lesson on the foundation of the outreach program – confidence. A group of 15 fifth grade girls and six cadets explored the concept of confidence, why someone loses confidence, and how one can work towards becoming more confident.

The opening activity leveraged the unique intellect, creativity, critical thinking, and communication skills of the 10 and 11 year olds.  Provided with a wide-array of household objects such as cups, paper towel rolls, rubber bands and binder clips, the girls were challenged with the task to create an object in 10 minutes. Upon completion of the activity, the girls broke into groups where cadet facilitators led an important discussion on confidence.

The lesson concluded with a craft, where students made something to take home as a reminder of the lessons learned. The girls made bookmarks that said “I Am…” and then included words they chose to describe themselves. These words will serve as a reminder of their abilities, validating why they are confident. 

Story and photos provided by the United States Military Academy Fireworks! Igniting Confidence in Girls Program


TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (amcdowell@necsd.net) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (csklarz@necsd.net).



The 5th grade girls showed their creativity and ingenuity by working as a team to develop objects from the given materials.
Cadet Teasia Stewart facilitated her first group with Fireworks!, guiding the girls into a meaningful discussion about confidence.
Cadet Anujin Gankhuyag encouraged the girls as they chose words that represented their confidence for their bookmarks.
Group photo of the Meadow Hill 5th grade girls with the Fireworks! team.








QUICK CONTACT

Main Switchboard
845.563.3400
Food Services
845.563.3424
Registration
845.563.5437
BOE Clerk
845.563.3503
Transportation
845.568.6833
Payroll
845.563.3440
Athletics
845.563.5419
Business/Fin.
845.563.3448
Human Resources
845.563.3460
Technology
845.568.6542
Tax Office
845.563.3490
Newburgh Free Library
845.563.3600

SCHOOLS

Balmville
845.563.8550
Fostertown
845.568.6425
Gardnertown
845.568.6400
GAMS Tech
845.563.8450
Horizons
845.563.3725
Meadow Hill
845.568.6600
New Windsor
845.563.3700
Temple Hill
845.568.6450
Vails Gate
845.563.7900
Heritage Middle
845.563.3750
South Middle
845.563.7000
NFA Main
845.563.5400
NFA North
845.563.8400
NFA West
845.568.6560