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Joanne Knabbe's Pre-K Class at Horizons-on-the-Hudson Gets a Special Visit from the City of Newburgh Fire Department
Horizons-on-the-Hudson Pre-K Class Gets a Special Visit from the City of Newburgh Fire Department and Fire Dog Nick.

2019-05-17 15:29:54
Meadow Hill Families: No Sleep Sleepover Parent Volunteers
Meadow Hill is hosting a "No Sleep Sleepover" on June 21st for our graduating 8th grade students. Parent volunteers can signup online.

2019-05-17 15:03:13
Human Capital Partners Host 2nd Annual New Employee Dinner
For the second consecutive year, the Human Capital Partners have collaborated with Mr. John Etri, and Mr. Rodriguez to coordinate the New Employee Dinner.

2019-05-17 15:02:25
New Alumni Video Series
Check out this sneak peek of a new NECSD alumni video series we’ll be launching next Fall titled “Beyond Academy Field.”

2019-05-16 13:57:58
New Windsor PARP Program Recognized Scholar Accomplishments at their May 15th Assembly
The PTA sponsored PARP (Pick A Reading Partner) program ended another strong year of healthy reading competition at New Windsor School.

2019-05-16 13:09:25
NFA Cross Country Team Mentors Lap4Life's Youth Running Program for Second Consecutive Year
The program is a way for the Cross Country Team to get involved in community service while teaching the youth about a sport they feel passion toward - running! The foundation strives to bring the greater Newburgh community together.

2019-05-16 10:30:21
Newburgh Free Academy JROTC Program Receives Two Distinguished Awards
The Newburgh Free Academy JROTC program received two prestigious awards this year. NFA’s JROTC program received the Distinguished Unit with Merit and the “Silver Star” Community Service with Excellence awards this year.

2019-05-16 09:55:48
Horizons-on-the-Hudson Students Plant 12 Trees Donated by Mid Hudson Subaru in Honor of Earth Day 2019
The dozen baby trees were planted in Tyrone Crabb Park at the corners of South and Grand Streets, adjacent to Horizons on the Hudson School.

2019-05-16 09:17:04
Temple Hill Students Learn About Raptors with Delaware Raptor Center director Bill Streeter
6th grade scholars met with Delaware Raptor Center director Bill Streeter on May 15th. Streeter enhanced scholar's knowledge of raptors and the impact DDT had on these types of birds.

2019-05-16 07:43:50
South Middle School Celebrates Poem in your Pocket Day!
tudents were greeted with poems on their lockers in the morning (posted by members of the 6th grade MBK), and were encouraged to read or recite their poem to an administrator for a prize!

2019-05-15 14:50:06
Antoinette Williamson of Temple Hill Academy Honored By The Mid-Hudson School Study Council With The "2019 Teaching Excellence Award"
Although Ms. Williamson has proven to have great academic success, it’s her ability to inspire a spirit of inquiry and love of learning that she brings to the classroom each and every day that makes her truly unique.

2019-05-14 12:34:37
Senior Showcase Features Performances Produced by the Class of 2019
The NFA Senior Showcase featured performances that were produced by the class of 2019. Students from all three high school campuses performed. Highlights ranged from musical and dance performances to a slideshow of student art and student film.

2019-05-13 17:54:01
NFA Boys Track Finds Success at Loucks Games
Three teams and two individuals took home trophies as a result of their races during the Loucks Games.

2019-05-13 17:45:23
NFA Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team Celebrates Seniors
The NFA Boys Lacrosse team celebrated their seniors in a brief ceremony that welcomed parents, guardians, and family members to walk out with their children.

2019-05-13 12:52:37
South Middle School Performed Spring Concert
South Middle School held their spring concert with included performances from orchestra, concert orchestra, 8th grade band, 6th grade chorus, concert band, and 7th & 8th grade chorus. Progam and photos included.

2019-05-13 12:38:17
Heritage Middle School Performs Band Concert
Heritage Middle School performed their spring band concert this week. Enjoy the program and photos from the event!

2019-05-13 11:48:42
Meadow Hill Students “Spring” into Science Learning Experiences
This spring students in Mrs. Winfield-Corbett’s middle school class and Mrs. Countryman’s third grade class have used frogs to enhance student-learning experiences.

2019-05-10 16:02:40
"Literacy Happens" 4-part Youth Literacy Workshop Offered through Family and Community Engagement Team
The four-part workshop series is designed to help families learn how literacy knowledge and skills develop in young children (ages 3-4) and what they can do to support their child’s growth even before school begins.

2019-05-10 09:11:42
Third Grade Temple Hill Students Participate in the Bezos Family Foundation "2019 Ocean Challenge"
Third grade classes at Temple Hill Academy studied a science unit on water conservation and sustainability using the book One Well: The Story of Water on Earth.

2019-05-09 15:34:24
Horizons-on-the-Hudson Students use 3D Printer for US Democracy & Symbols Project
Second graders in Sara Andrews Social Studies class were introduced to 3D modeling and printing for their unit on Democracy and US symbols with the help from HOH ITF teacher, Mr. Decker.

2019-05-09 11:20:18
NECSD Exceptional Learners Collaborates with Community Organizations for Transition Expo
The focus of the event was: Moving Beyond High School. The event included a series of workshops for students and their parents.

2019-05-08 12:05:06
Newburgh Free Academy’s 17th Annual Empty Bowls Event Raises $5,400 for Food Bank
Newburgh Free Academy hosted their 17th annual Empty Bowls event in April. Empty Bowls is a national network of volunteer efforts to provide hunger relief. The event welcomed nearly 200 people and raised $5,400 for the local food bank.

2019-05-07 10:24:35
NFA Student Council Vistis Capitol Building
While there, students met our local state assemblyman, Jonathan Jacobson, who spoke to the group and had introduced the students on the Assembly Floor during session.

2019-05-07 08:28:45
South Middle School Students Make Their Own Instruments
The objective was to create and perform on an instrument that they have made out of materials they have found. The purpose of the project was to demonstrate their ability to create and perform on an instrument that they have made.

2019-05-06 15:48:42
Google Certified Teachers Recognized at Board of Education Meeting
Teachers were announced by Mr. John Krouskoff, Executive Director for Information and Technology and took photos with Board President, Ms. Carole Mineo, and Superintendent, Dr. Roberto Padilla.

2019-05-06 15:02:46
Top 3 Winners from 47th Annual Spelling Bee Honored at Board of Education Meeting
These scholars were recognized at a Board of Education Meeting! Students were announced by Ms. Jennifer Nilsen, Director of English Language Arts and took photos with Board President, Ms. Carole Mineo, and Superintendent, Dr. Roberto Padilla.

2019-05-06 14:43:24
NFA West Scholars Create "Ideal College and Career" in Expo
11th grade advisory students at NFA West worked in small groups on post high school and graduation planning. The students participated in a "My Ideal College and Career Expo" where they presented their ideal college.

2019-05-06 14:12:50
BOE Election Candidates Bios Available
All candidates are running for a three-year term on the Newburgh Enlarged City School District Board of Education. You will select 3 candidates on the ballot.

2019-05-06 13:09:24
NFA North Campus English Department Presents: Senior Talks at Mount Saint Mary College
Senior Talks are a rite of passage for students who attend Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus. Each senior is required to prepare a talk that explains or teaches their peers about a topic of their choice.

2019-05-06 13:02:37
NFA Scholars Skype with Spain "Pals"
Scholars from NFA Spanish class, taught by Ms. Pilar Treus skyped with peers from Spain. This project takes being "pen pals" to a new level. Students began by emailing with a fellow student from the clas in Spain.

2019-05-06 11:42:11
Newburgh Free Academy PTECH scholar, Fatou Jammeh Featured in IBM zSystems Magazine
Newburgh Free Academy PTECH scholar, Fatou Jammeh is featured in IBM zSystems magazine, along with her mentor at IBM Systems, Software Engineer Megan Hampton. Fatou was the student influence behind the very successful #SheCanSTEM event this year!

2019-05-06 11:23:59
SMS Scholars Attend Girls World Expo and Mount Saint Mary College
On April 14th, Ms. Karen Perez took South Middle School students to the Girls World Expo and Mount Saint Mary College.

2019-05-06 10:39:08
NFA West Scholars Get Regents Help from MSMC Students
Mount Saint Mary College helped to tutor NFA West students for the upcoming June 2019 Regents Examinations. Faculty and students from MSMC came to NFA West weekly to work with 11th and 12th grade students!

2019-05-06 10:35:38
Ms. Cappello's Class Puts District Mantra in Motion - Literally!
Students used the Adobe program After Effects to animate our district mantra. Ms. Cappello shared that it was important to develop skills in motion graphics that could be applied one day in a professional setting or to use for a college portfolio.

2019-05-06 10:31:52
South Middle School Hosts Talent Show for Perfect Attendance
6th, 7th, and 8th graders who attained perfect attendance for the previous month were invited to watch the student performers in the auditorium. The acts included singing and dancing, playing musical instruments, and even a couple of magicians.

2019-05-06 10:18:28
NFA Junior Cosmetology Student Donates Hair
NFA Junior Cosmetology student donated her hair to children with hair loss. Her contribution helped a less fortunate child and added a valuable lesson to the class.

2019-05-06 10:09:07
NFA Video Production Program Visits Live Event Production Company
TV Tech Managers is a live event production company that has worked on projects all over the world, such as Netflix's "Springsteen on Broadway" and "Inside the Actor's Studio." The students got to see an inside look.

2019-05-06 10:05:06
NFA Girls Track Team Wins Big Again This Weekend!
Every athlete on the NFA Girls Track team that participated in the meet won AT LEAST one medal! Congratulations ladies!

2019-05-06 09:03:03
IMPORTANT - Town of New Windsor ButterHill Water System Notice

2019-05-03 15:36:36
Letter from Orange County Commissioner of Health regarding Measles

2019-05-03 12:33:32
Balmville Elementary School Teacher, Kristine Campbell-Defoe, Has Been Invited to Teach from New Zealand for 4 Days in May
Kristine Campbell-Defoe, who has been a teacher at Balmville Elementary School for 21 years, was invited to travel to Nelson, New Zealand by a former Balmville School family who are currently living there.

2019-05-03 11:30:45
Newburgh Free Academy Celebrates National College Decision Day!
Seniors from Newburgh Free Academy celebrated national college decision day on May 1st by wearing apparel from the college they will attend next year. Students placed a digital

2019-05-02 13:02:58
Temple Hill Academy iRead March Madness Foul Shooting Competition
Those students in kindergarten and grade 1 who demonstrated the most growth during the iRead March Madness Competition participated in a foul shooting contest on April 17,

2019-05-02 09:43:19
Register for the Fostertown Color Run - Saturday, May 18th
Early registration ends Friday, May 10, 2019. Click the link to get started. Please register now to help our school raise as much as we can for our mural to be completed with local artist Joe Pimentel along with our leaders in June as part of our Lea

2019-05-02 09:34:05
Horizons-on-the-Hudson Families Participate in Newburgh’s Community Clean-Up
Horizons-on-the-Hudson families got together with the leadership of the PTO to participate in Newburgh’s Community Clean-Up

2019-05-02 09:16:32
Fostertown ETC Bee - Volume 4/April 2019
What is the buzz around the building…..Topics: April Fool's. Plastic Bag Ban, Interview with a Goldback, Celebrate the Earth, The Boston Celtics, Iceland, Movie REview "Annie", and LOL Corner

2019-05-02 09:06:13
June 2019 Regents Schedule
The June Regents begin on the 18th. The full schedule is available here.

2019-05-01 15:36:58
NFA Crew Team Hosts 2nd Annual Greater Hudson Valley Indoor Rowing Championship
Goldbacks Crew team hosted the 2nd Annual Greater Hudson Valley Indoor Rowing Championship, competing schools and rowing programs included Kingston, Rhinebeck, Warwick, Shaker, O’Neill, N. Rockland and Orange County Rowing Association.

2019-05-01 12:56:04
Heritage Middle School Celebrates the 15th Annual Saturnelli Science Fair
Middle school students designed science projects that use the scientific method to solve a problem: identifying a problem, developing a hypothesis, designing an experiment, analyzing their data and making a conclusion.

2019-04-30 18:11:31
NFA West Scholars Hear from Breaking the Cycle
Breaking the Cycle presents award-winning assemblies that feature personal stories of overcoming conflict through forgiveness. Their assemblies fulfill DASA and SAVE requirements and come at no cost to our school.

2019-04-30 17:43:14
NFA Students to Perform at St. George's Church
Students will be performing the Nocturne for Flute and String Quartet by Burnet Tuthill. Mr. Tuthill is one of the founding architects of Carnegie Hall and is buried in St. George's Cemetery.

2019-04-30 17:17:18
The NFA Fullerton Crew Lends Expertise to Lap4Life
The NFA Fullerton Crew will be helping to update promotional and motivational materials for Lap4Life's upcoming annual walk/run that will be held on June 15, 2019.

2019-04-30 16:36:13
City of Newburgh Police Department Welcomes Three NFA Graduates
The new officers, Lawrence Eberwein (class of 2003), Kristopher Antonacci (class of 2013), and Edwin Jandres (class of 2012) must graduate the Police Academy before joining the rest of the force.

2019-04-30 16:28:38
Temple Hill Academy Celebrates Literacy
Temple Hill Academy was filled with excitement on Tuesday, April 16th. The scholars were eager to greet and host over 55 readers.

2019-04-30 15:29:43
The District to Launch Energy Performance Contract
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District is excited to announce the district’s energy performance contract (EPC) project.

2019-04-30 12:03:40
NFA PRISM Club Hosts 6th Annual LGBTQIA+ Youth Conference
This year’s theme was Human Rights and Safety in this World and included workshops focusing on bystander intervention, community organizing, gender-tastic artwork and federal and state legal protections for LGBTQ.

2019-04-30 08:53:10
NFA North Scholars Learn from College Professionals
Scholars at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus learned from a panel of college professionals. The panelists spoke about their areas of expertise and welcomed questions from students.

2019-04-29 15:11:50
NFA North Junior Wins PENN Relays 400m Hurdles
Ryler Gould, an 11th grader at Newburgh Free Academy's North Campus placed 1st in the United States as well as the World (beating out the top runner from Jamaica) this past weekend at the PENN Relays!

2019-04-29 09:39:13
Upcoming Capital Bond Open Forums
Come learn about the proposed Capital Bond project and ask questions as you prepare to vote on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

2019-04-29 09:21:28
Letter from Deputy Superintendent Regarding Policy #5100
The school district has a policy that outlines the expectations for student attendance. A copy of Policy number 5100 Comprehensive Student Attendance is available on the school district website NewburghSchools.org.

2019-04-17 15:48:36
NECSD Awarded Over 400 Sprint 1Million Project Foundation Hotspot Devices
Newburgh Enlarged City School District Superintendent, Dr. Roberto Padilla announced today that the district has been chosen to participate in the Sprint 1Million Project Foundation Grant Program that will award more than 400 wireless internet hotspo

2019-04-17 11:26:15
HOH Celebrates Improved and 100% Attendance for Quarters 1 & 2
Keith Coles, the Attendance Intervention team member for Horizons on the Hudson, celebrates students who have not only improved their attendance, but also students who have a record of 100% attendance for Quarters 1 & 2.

2019-04-17 07:56:53
Fifth Grade Students at HOH Create Sculptures in Collaboration with Storm King Arts Center
Students in the fifth grade at Horizons on the Hudson Magnet School worked with Trish Halverson, an art educator with Storm King Arts Center, recently to create sculptures in response to environmental issues.

2019-04-17 07:36:49
HOH Chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society Donates Food to Pantry
The fourth and fifth grade members of the Horizons on the Hudson Magnet School chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society ended their year long food drive this week.

2019-04-17 07:33:09
Meadow Hill GEM School Goes on an Egg Hunt
Enjoy a video from an egg hunt at Meadow Hill GEM School!

2019-04-16 15:07:11
NFA JROTC and Science Honor Society Scholars Learn From NFA Alumnus, Brigadier General
NFA JROTC and Science Honor Society scholars receive a visit from Brigadier General David Miller to talk to students about STEM career opportunities. General Miller graduated from NFA in 1989.

2019-04-16 14:19:55
NECSD Celebrates All District Elementary Music Festival
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District celebrated the All District Elementary Music Festival earlier this month. The celebration included performances in chorus, band, and orchestra. Each ensemble was comprised of students from all elementaries.

2019-04-16 13:35:26
Fourth Grade Scholars at Meadow Hill Take a Sweet Approach to Math
Jelly beans + toothpicks = an afternoon of engineering fun! Mrs. Coffey, Mrs. Dickson & Mrs. Candal's 4th grade classes have been learning all about 2 and 3 dimensional shapes and prepping for our 4th grade NYS Math exam at school.

2019-04-16 12:28:09
Newburgh Schools Named One of 2019 Best Communities for Music Education for Second Consecutive Year
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 for the second year in a row.

2019-04-16 12:06:50
Science Explorations Program at Horizons Experiences Continued Success
Ms. Carey, teacher at South Middle School, and Mrs. Winfield-Corbett, teacher at Meadow Hill School, are proud to showcase the success of learners in their science class as the program comes to a close.

2019-04-16 10:18:10
Meadow Hill Gets a Visit from The Colgate Dental Van
Meadow Hill Students were offered a free dental screening from partners at Colgate. Each student was screened and given a exam sheet to bring home with them. The students learned helpful tips on good dental hygiene.

2019-04-15 14:25:13
NFA's Award Winning Video Production Program is Up for Two Awards
Newburgh Free Academy's award winning video production program is once again in the finals of the National CareerSafe Online Safety Video Competition. This year, however, there are two videos in the finals of the competition

2019-04-15 13:43:47
South Middle School Performs Annie, Jr.
Directed and Choreographed by Ms. Caroline Curtis. Annie Jr. was performed in the Edward J. Mucci Auditorium at South Middle School.

2019-04-15 12:23:28
NFA Key Club Volunteers and Donates Items to St. Luke's Cornwall Annual Baby Shower
This year, the group raised about $10,000 worth of baby goods. About 50 volunteers, including members of our NFA Key Club volunteered for the event.

2019-04-15 11:58:17
NFA Main Performs Kiss Me Kate
Scholars from Newburgh Free Academy performed Kiss Me Kate earlier this spring.

2019-04-15 11:29:09
NFA Students and Teachers Visit Crystal Run Healthcare
A group of students and their teacher, Mrs. Linda Romano were featured in the Mid Hudson Times last week about their trip to learn more about the health care field.

2019-04-15 09:57:59
Fireworks! Igniting Confidence in Girls: Healthy Body Image
The Fireworks! outreach team facilitated its final lesson which was centered on having a healthy body image and the importance it has to being more confident, the foundational theme of the outreach.

2019-04-12 15:47:37
NECSD Day is Friday, April 12, 2019!
This 4th annual event is an opportunity for all of us to demonstrate our district pride. Team NECSD Day is a celebration of us! The district has a lot to be proud of and we would like to use this day to commemorate what makes us great.

2019-04-11 11:30:13
Singer Bari Koral Visits GAMS for Song, Dance, Mindfulness, and Yoga
Singer Bari Koral Visits GAMS for Song, Dance, Mindfulness, and Yoga for Week of The Young Child

2019-04-11 07:51:58
Temple Hill PTO Hosts Five Guys Restaurant Night
On Monday, April 1st the Temple Hill PTO sponsored a Five Guys and Fries restaurant night to raise money for family activities.

2019-04-09 15:27:19
Temple Hill Had a Blast at Family Game Night
Temple Hill Had a Blast at Family Game Night on Friday, March 29th. The students and families enjoyed an evening of games, face painting, balloon animals and lots of laughs.

2019-04-09 14:25:29
GAMS Pre-K Students Study & Create City of Newburgh Buildings from Boxes
Mrs. Ohlhoff's and Ms. McGuire's Pre-K students expanded on the Creative Curriculum Unit of Study on Buildings by creating The City of Newburgh.

2019-04-09 14:09:31
NFA Cosmetology Students Win First Place at Hair Competition
Three scholars from the Newburgh Free Academy Cosmetology pathway participated in a hair competition in Saratoga Springs recently. Kathleen Maurer and Dianna Gonzalez took first place with their Indian style updo!

2019-04-09 10:57:53
21st Century After-School Academy Employees of the Year for 2018-2019
Staff members nominated their colleagues for this recognition based on their hard work and dedication to our After-School Academy scholars.

2019-04-09 10:34:24
Newburgh Basics Steering Committee Presents at the 26th Annual Conference on Literacy Hosted at Mount Saint Mary’s College
The Newburgh Basics Steering Committee Presented at the 26th Annual Conference on Literacy: Collaborative for Equity in Literacy Learning hosted at Mount Saint Mary’s College.

2019-04-09 08:12:40
NFA's Youth in Government Tours United Nations
Newburgh Free Academy's Youth in Government recently went to the United Nations in New York City. The guide was very knowledgeable as she walked us through the presentation.

2019-04-09 08:01:51
67 Scholars from NFA North Receive Security Certificates
Since the Security and Law Pathway began, it has awarded over 1,000 certificates to high school students from Newburgh Free Academy North Campus. This spring, 67 students received their certificate from the State of New York Criminal Justice Services

2019-04-08 16:28:17
NFA Main Welcomes Motivational Speaker Sherman Browne
Mercy College sponsored motivational speaker, Mr. Sherman Browne to speak to students about

2019-04-08 15:08:59
GAMS Kicks Off Celebrating
GAMS Pre-K Center Kicks Off Celebrating

2019-04-08 14:24:18
NFA Key Club Wins Six Awards at Leadership Training Conference
Kiwanis of Newburgh sponsored a trip for nine members of NFA Key Club to travel to Albany to experience what the Leadership Training Conference had to offer.

2019-04-08 10:29:06
NFA West Hosts International Women’s Day Celebration
NFA West hosted International Women’s Day Celebration. Each advisory selected a female-centered topic to teach their peers. Students developed skits, lessons, podcasts, news broadcasts, and more to creatively teach these important topics.

2019-04-08 10:16:51
South Middle School Celebrates 350 Honor Roll Scholars
Approximately 350 scholars were celebrated for achieving placement on the honor roll at South Middle School. Parents and families were invited to celebrate the achievement of these scholars.

2019-04-08 09:46:07
South Middle School Welcomes 350 Attendees to 6th Annual Books and Breakfast Event
Over 50 faculty and staff volunteers arrived bright and early on a Saturday morning to support 350 students and their families at South Middle School’s 6th Annual Books and Breakfast event.

2019-04-08 09:22:56
Meadow Hill's Fireworks! Igniting Confidence in Girls Program Visits West Point
32 girls and 3 faculty and staff members from Meadow Hill GEMS School in Newburgh took a field trip to the United States Military Academy at West Point, hosted by the Fireworks! outreach team.

2019-04-08 08:01:07
NFA West Hosts Third Annual Poetry Slam
Scholars from Newburgh Free Academy West Campus hosted their third annual Poetry Slam. Students and teachers performed original works as well as their favorite poems or spoken word pieces.

2019-04-06 14:28:09
NECSD to Host Second Annual TEDxNewburgh Event
The theme of this year’s event is Second Chances and will be held on Saturday, April 13th from 4pm-7pm at the Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus Auditorium.

2019-04-06 14:14:23
South Middle School Scholars Collect Jeans for Those in Need
“Other clothes are more dispensable, but jeans last longer. They’re durable, they don’t get sweat stains, and you can wear them all year long. And sometimes you just feel better about yourself when you have a nice pair of jeans on too.” Bianca Knox

2019-04-06 13:52:39
Initial Statement from the Newburgh Enlarged City School District Regarding the Grand Jury Report
View the initial statement by the Newburgh Enlarged City School District

2019-04-04 16:05:37
Heritage Scholars Participate in Power Tutorial
These young scholars were engaged in activities like playing vocabulary games, used QR codes with task cards on their Chrome books to review text structure, theme, and figurative language.

2019-04-04 08:16:04
South Middle School Teachers and Scholars Bring History to Life
Ever wonder what it would have been like to be in a Speakeasy during the 1920s? Well, students in Ms. Connolly and Ms. Spagnoli’s classes had a chance to find out!

2019-04-03 15:31:22
Letter from the Superintendent About Capital Bond Project
We invite you to read Dr. Padilla’s letter about the proposed Capital Bond, Propositions (Nos. 4 and 5), to be placed on the ballot for our School Budget Vote/Board Election, that will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

2019-04-03 13:15:37
NFA Main "spreads the word to end the word" for the twelfth annual World Autism Awareness Day
The color blue was worn in solidarity with the event. The entire school community is invited to sign a banner as a pledge of their support to eliminate the demeaning use of the r-word.

2019-04-02 09:59:48
Fostertown ETC Magnet School Presents their Production of "The Tricksters"
Fostertown School presented their theater production of "The Tricksters" the week of March 26-28. Trickster if based on tales such as Jabuti, Raven and Anansi The Spider. Story & Lyrics by: Joan Oldale LaPoint

2019-04-01 10:42:57
South Middle School Hosts Black History Month Celebration
South Middle School hosted a Black History Month Celebration earlier this year. The event was filled with performances, a themed “scavenger hunt,” food, music, and dance to honor black history.

2019-03-29 15:12:48
Meadow Hill GEMS School Hosts 5th Annual Culture Fair
This event marks their annual student-run production and their largest event of the year! The event featured over 70 student showcases, with over 300 people in attendance.

2019-03-29 11:31:59
NFA Main Juniors Present and Win Awards at Science and Engineering Fair
Representing Newburgh in the Senior Division, which consisted of over 100 projects in fields from cancer to quantum computing. The three students presented their latest independent research to judges.

2019-03-29 09:04:10
NFA Senior Awarded Certifciate from the United States Air Force for Outstanding Science Fair Project
Senior Daniel Hanrahan was awarded a certificate from the United States Air Force for an Outstanding Science Fair Project. His research title is "Veterans and Horses: The Value of Equine Therapy for Returning Veterans with PTSD."

2019-03-28 15:55:53
Balmville Celebrates Spirit Day with a Mustache
Students and staff sported a mustache for Spirit Day at Balmville School.

2019-03-28 14:03:22
South Middle School Home Runs Engage Philanthropically
South Middle School students, faculty, and staff raised money for our local families who are dealing with any type of Cancer through Sparrow’s Nest.

2019-03-28 10:52:54
Fostertown ETC Bee - Volume 3/March 2019
What is the buzz around the building…..Check out the March/Vol. 3 edition of The Fostertown ETC Bee Newsletter Volume 3 topics: The Power of Cats by Meriem, Popular Footwear by Amirah, Dr. Seuss by Roman, St. Patrick’s Day by Ryan, Interview with Mr

2019-03-26 14:22:01
Eyes of Hope® Provided Eye Exams & Corrective Lenses Free of Charge to Approx. 50 at Horizons & GAMS
Over these two days in our district, approximately 50 students were evaluated, fitted, and provided corrective lenses/glasses the same day. This State Education Department Initiative is a promising collaboration between this wonderful organization an

2019-03-26 13:26:29
47th Annual Elementary Spelling Bee Held at NFA North on March 21, 2019
We were on the edge of our seats at the 47th Annual Elementary 4th & 5th Grade Spelling Bee held last Thursday, March 21st at NFA North.

2019-03-26 10:09:50
Four NFA Alumni Graduate From The Orange County Police Chief's Academy
Four alumni from Newburgh Free Academy's Security and Law Academy pathway recently graduated from The Orange County Police Chief's Academy.

2019-03-25 10:53:32
6th Annual LGBTQ Youth Conference: Human Rights and Safety in this World
Organized & hosted by the students of PRISM, the Gay Straight Alliance of Newburgh Free Academy, the 6th Annual LGBTQ Youth Conference will focus on Human Rights and Safety in this World.

2019-03-25 09:31:52
Meadow Hill GEMS Raise Money for K-9 Dog, Raven
Meadow Hill PTO organized a fundraiser called Change for Raven, a Town of Newburgh K-9 unit dog who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Our school raised a total of $1,231.49. Mrs. Candal & Mrs. Dickson class raised the most money with $215.97.

2019-03-22 15:01:41
Empire After-School Program Registration still available for Spring.
Registration for the Empire State After-School Program is available for students in grades 6-12. Register online now. Space is limited!

2019-03-22 11:56:02
Temple Hill 8th Graders Learn the Importance of College Preparedness
On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Mr. Steven Posada, Admissions Counselor from Dutchess Community College presented to the 8th grade students on the importance of preparing for college and your future. Mr. Posada provided the students with a Middle Schoo

2019-03-21 09:15:31
Orange Regional Healthy Heart Program Evaluates Participants at Horizons-On-The-Hudson
Orange Regional Healthy Heart program was at HOH on Wednesday, March 20th from 9:00 am -1:00 pm in the health office.

2019-03-20 14:31:58
Author Cheryl Wills Speaks with Elementary and Middle School Scholars About Her Family History
Author and News Anchor Cheryl Wills, spoke to 4th and 8th grade students at the Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus Auditorium on Tuesday, March 19. Ms. Wills told the story of her family, who are descendants of slaves from Tennessee.

2019-03-20 08:08:03
Meadow Hill GEMS School Kindergarteners Celebrate Annual "Jump for Johnny" Event
Meadow Hill GEMS School celebrated their annual "Jump for Johnny" event, celebrating the life of Johny Serano. The Physical Education Department requested that everyone wear blue and gray in memory of Johnny.

2019-03-19 16:06:11
Meadow Hill ITF Selected to be a Google for Education Certified Trainer!
Mr. John Blakley, an Instructinal Technology Facilitator (ITF) for Meadow Hill GEMS School has been selected to be a Google for Education Certified Trainer!

2019-03-19 10:16:06
Young Artists Celebrated at All-District Art Show
The All District Art Show at the Ritz Lobby included 375 pieces of student-generated artwork. Over 400 people attended the opening reception.

2019-03-19 10:07:56
Heritage Middle School Team 7B Hosts Annual Awards
Team 7B at Heritage Middle School hosted their annual "I Rock" awards where they recognize scholars for achievement, improvement, and effort in Math, English, Social Studies, and Science.

2019-03-19 09:50:24
Heritage Middle School Scholars Selected for All-County Music Festival
Several Heritage Middle School scholars were selected for the All-County Music Festival. Scholars for Junior High and Elementary All County. Muscians from HMS were selected for their voice and clarinet.

2019-03-19 09:25:50
NECSD Receives Awards for Top Campaign for United Way in Orange County
NECSD received the top school district campaign in Orange County Award in 2019 for United Way. Total raised was $10,370.

2019-03-18 13:09:02
NFA's "Fullerton Crew" Pitches Design Idea for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh Walk
Newburgh Free Academy's "Fullerton Crew" was recruited by two alumni to create a design for their annual walk. The design that is chosen will be used as the primary design for Habitat of Great Newburgh's 20th Annual Walk for Housing.

2019-03-18 10:45:43
Scholars in NFA Marist ECHS Program Learn From College Librarian
Scholars enrolled in the NFA Marist Early College High School (ECHS) program welcomed Ms. Judy Diffenderfer from the Marist College library. Ms. Diffenderfer introduced scholars to the Marist library website system.

2019-03-18 09:28:50
Meadow Hill Fireworks! Igniting Confidence in Girls: Lesson 5 Effective and Positive Communication
The Fireworks! team returned to Meadow Hill Elementary School (MHS) to facilitate a lesson on effective and positive communication. Having the largest group of participants to date, the 4th and 5th grade girls came together to participate in this int

2019-03-18 09:22:37
NECSD Recognizes Attendance for Employees
Earlier this year, Human Capital Partners began recognizing employees who have great attendance. Attendance for employees is important because it provides consistency in education for our scholars.

2019-03-15 10:12:06
Temple Hill Scholars Write Notes of Encouragement for Fellow Student
Fifth grade scholars from Temple Hill Academy created cards and wrote notes of encouragement for fellow student Adriana Lugo, who is battling cancer.

2019-03-15 09:27:43
NFA Main Black History Club Hosts Youth Community Resource Fair
The Newburgh Free Academy Black History Club hosted a Youth Community Resource Fair that welcomed nearly 20 community agencies. The fair was planned to commemorate the legacy of "paying forward" during Black History Month

2019-03-15 09:05:56
Temple Hill Hosts Second Annual 5th Grade Career Panel
On March 13th, Temple Hill Academy hosted their second annual 5th Grade Career Panel that was facilitated by Juana Rivera. This event was an opportunity for students to interact with four professionals in a wide variety of career areas.

2019-03-15 08:49:33
South Middle School Scholars Create Colors and Develop Creative Descriptions for Benjamin Moore
Students in Ms. Angela Cacace’s 6th grade class invented and named their own color and sent their color swatches and descriptions to Benjamin Moore to be judged.

2019-03-14 15:50:38
New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) Training Held for Faculty
New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) Training was held for professional development for NECSD faculty this week. This training is offered every year to ENL/BIL teachers who are new or changed grade.

2019-03-14 15:30:41
South Middle School Celebrates National Pi Day!
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

2019-03-14 15:03:13
NFA West Scholars Visit MOMA and MSG as Part of Empire State After-School Program
Newburgh Free Academy West Campus scholars visited the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and Madison Square Garden for a St. John’s University vs. Seton Hall University college basketball game as part of the NECSD Empire State After-School Program.

2019-03-14 12:07:10
Heritage Middle School H.O.P.E. Project Makes Another Donation
Six years ago, students from Heritage Middle School developed the concept of H.O.P.E. – meaning helping our people everywhere.

2019-03-14 11:56:48
NFA West Awards Students and Teachers for Improvement, Character, and Engagement
During the month of February, Newburgh Free Academy West Campus held an award ceremony each week. On Fridays, three awards were given out for teachers and students who have demonstrated improvement, character, and engagement.

2019-03-14 11:46:50
NFA West Internship Spotlight: Anthony Barrett
Anthony Barrett, senior at Newburgh Free Academy West Campus is participating in his fourth internship in four years.

2019-03-14 10:49:31
NFA Main Hosts Third Blood Drive
Newburgh Free Academy Main campus estimate 125 donors during their third blood drive of the year. Mark your calendar for their fourth and final blood drive, scheduled for Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 8:30am - 1:00pm.

2019-03-14 10:29:31
NFA Marist ECHS Scholars Receive Laptops to Enhance Learning
Scholars enrolled in the NFA Marist Early College High School (ECHS) program received laptops to enhance their learning. The laptops have programs that are required for the college courses.

2019-03-14 10:21:14
My Brother's Keeper Scholars at Vails Gate STEAM Academy Share Their Goals
Principal Kafele, international renowned education speaker and author, spoke with My Brother's Keeper scholars at Vails Gate STEAM Academy recently. Principal Kafele spoke to our scholars about the five ingredients for success.

2019-03-14 09:47:25
NFA Interact Club Hosting Hoops and Swish
The Interact Club is hosting and event on March 30th from 9am-Noon in the Boys Gym, at NFA Main, called Hoops and Swish Fundraiser that aims to support local charities.

2019-03-14 08:22:53
Heritage Middle School
County Executive Steve Neuhaus, recently deployed, posted a plea for items that were in high demand and the HMS community responded! Students and their families have been collecting and donating numerous much needed items that will be sent overseas.

2019-03-13 15:39:47
HOH Students Learn about Chinese New Year from Panda Express
First grade Horizons-on-the-Hudson students were treated with a visit from the Chinese restaurant, Panda Express, who taught them all about Chinese New Year.

2019-03-12 14:55:03
Fostertown School Celebrates Dr. Seuss Literacy Night
On March 6th Fostertown School held its annual literacy night. Students listened to Dr. Seuss books, played bingo, made oobleck and crafts related to the stories.

2019-03-12 12:58:01
Fifth Grade Unlimited Horizons Students Create Art for Student Creative Expression Exhibit
An opening night reception for the exhibit will be held on Monday, March 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Henry A. Wallace Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538.

2019-03-12 10:10:59
NFA Main Presents: The Unstoppable Tour
NFA Main will be hosting guest speaker, Sherman Browne and The Unstoppable Tour on Thursday, March 21st for scholars in cohort 2015 at NFA Main. Sherman Brown will be speaking to our scholars about ambition, inspiration, and motivation.

2019-03-12 09:46:08
Four South Middle School Scholars honored with Sojourner Truth Award at SUNY Orange
Four South Middle School scholars were honored with the Sojourner Truth Award at SUNY Orange on Friday night. These students were nominated and selected in one of ten areas.

2019-03-12 08:43:02
Raven, the Town of Newburgh K-9 Police Dog, visits Gardnertown Leadership Academy to Say Thank You
Gardnertown Students Raise funds For Raven, a Town of Newburgh K-9 Police Dog fighting cancer.

2019-03-12 08:09:59
Newburgh Free Academy JROTC Wins Big at Home Drill Competition
Over the weekend, Newburgh Free Academy hosted their Annual Home Drill Competition. Not only did our cadets help run our biggest event of the year, our drill team performed exceptionally well! They competed against 8 other teams throughout NY and NJ.

2019-03-11 11:28:55
NFA PTECH Scholars Host She Can STEM Event for Middle School Girls
High school scholars from Newburgh Free Academy PTECH hosted She Can STEM, an event that focused on young girls and women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields.

2019-03-08 13:51:16
March Madness with Stripes at Temple Hill
Stripes visited with kindergarten and grade one Temple HIll students during the iRead March Madness Pep Rally on March 7th.

2019-03-08 10:24:12
NECSD Enjoys 4th Annual Superintendent's Celebration of the Arts
This year, the celebration showcased instrumental music. The celebration included an Empire Drum Line Processional, a Introduction from Dr. Padilla, performance by All-State Trombone Player, and a Ukulele Ensemble.

2019-03-07 10:19:05
NFA Main Guidance to Host Coffee and Conversation
NFA Main families, please join us for coffee and crumpets as we sit and chat about: "Transitioning to Life After High School." Tuesday, March 12th from 5-6pm at NFA Main. Please RSVP through the link provided.

2019-03-06 15:39:27
NFA North Guidance Department to Host College Professional Panel
Guest speakers include representatives from SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Orange, and SUNY DCCC. Panelists have knoweldge in financial aid, academics, and student life.

2019-03-06 13:31:51
Meadow Hill Hosts Valentine’s Luncheon for Senior Residents
Meadow Hill GEMS students and staff in collaboration with the Town of Newburgh Recreation Center held a Valentine’s luncheon for local senior citizen residents at the Town of Newburgh Recreation Center. Over 70 senior residents attended the special

2019-03-06 13:13:53
NFA Madrigals Perform at Black History Month Celebration
The Newburgh Free Academy Madrigals recently performed at the NYS Department of Transportation Region 8 Black History Month Celebration. City of Newburgh Mayor and NFA teacher, Torrance Harvey was the keynote speaker.

2019-03-06 13:02:13
NFA Boys Track Team Ranked 2nd in State and 8th in Nation!
The Newburgh Free Academy Boys 4X400m relay entered the State Meet ranked 8th in the state and 28 in the nation, however they left the meet with a second place finish and a 2nd place state ranking along with an 8th place national ranking.

2019-03-06 11:38:20
Teamwork Pays off for Newburgh Free Academy Boys Track team!
Teamwork makes the dream work for the Newburgh Free Academy Boys Track team! The team placed first in the 4X00m relay with a time of 3:23.47.

2019-03-06 11:34:32
Freshman Places 5th in NYSPHAA Indoor Track Championships Event
Freshman Sania Kuylen placed 5th with the intersectional Section 9 relay at the NYSPHAA Indoor Track Championships at Ocean Breeze track facility in Staten Island, NY this weekend.

2019-03-06 08:39:40
Middle School Teachers Create Science Explorations Program for 21st Century Students at Horizons
Mrs. Winfield-Corbett, teacher at Meadow Hill School, and Ms. Carey, teacher at South Middle School recently teamed up to create a hands-on science program for students in the 21st Century After-School Program at Horizons.

2019-03-05 13:49:34
Do You Represent a Local Community Agency that Serves Children and Their Families?
If so, please join us for lunch and networking at the City of Newburgh Activity Center on March 13th, 2019 from 11AM until 3:30PM.

2019-03-05 11:43:42
2nd Grade Math Meets Held At Temple Hill & Fostertown Schools
Last week Math Meets were held for 2nd Graders at Temple Hill and Fostertown Schools

2019-03-05 10:01:38
Learn About the RULER Program at Meadow Hill
RULER is an evidence-based approach for integrating social and emotional learning into schools, developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

2019-03-05 09:11:58
NFA Guidance Department to Host Parent Workshop at NFA North

2019-03-05 08:23:33
A Letter from Dr. Padilla Regarding Internet Safety/Una carta del Dr. Padilla sobre la seguridad en Internet

2019-03-01 14:10:22
Horizons-on-the-Hudson Gets a Visit from The Colgate Dental Van
HOH Students Get a Free Dental Check from the Colgate Dental Van

2019-03-01 11:30:57
Universal Pre-K Information Session Wednesday, March 20
Save The Date - Universal Pre-Kindergarten Info Session - Wednesday, March 20 | Pre-K Center at Gidney Avenue Memorial School

2019-03-01 11:15:10
NFA Main Hosts Annual Empty Bowls Event
Joshua Lipira and his students will be making one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls. Members of the Empty Bowls Committee will be getting the supplies ready; their senior students will be setting up, serving, and clearing.

2019-02-28 16:31:16
Meet Ms. Kathleen Young, Teacher at Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus
Ms. Kathleen Young, teacher at NFA Main Campus recently spoke at a state conference and discusses her experience as a teacher and a teacher leader as a National Board Certified Teacher.

2019-02-26 09:07:34
Children's Book Author, Annie Silvestro, Visits Grades K-2 at GAMS
Children’s book Author, Annie Silvestro, visited grades K-2 at GAMS on Monday, February 25 for a special reading of her book, Bunny’s Book Club. The visit was extra special for Ms. Purdy’s 1st Grade class. The students in her class began video less

2019-02-26 08:27:14
This Week: 21st Century After School Showcase Celebrations
Come join the 21st Century After School Academy Scholars in celebrating the work they have done learning new skills, creating new friendships, and exploring the community around us.

2019-02-26 08:24:37
Heritage Middle School Scholars Learn About WWI Re-enactment
On Friday, February 22nd, Mr. Mario Acosta from Vails Gate Elementary visited Mr. Marino's 8th grade Social Studies at Heritage Middle School for an awesome day of World War I information and stories.

2019-02-25 13:49:50
Security Guards Refresh Basic First-Aid Skills
Security guards across the district refreshed their basic first aid skills as part of their professional development.

2019-02-25 11:55:14
Three Girls Varsity Track Athletes Qualify for States!
Freshmen athletes Alondra Cruz Delgado and Sania Kuylen and sophomore athlete Nancy Johnson qualified to compete at the The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHAA) Indoor Track & Field Championships.

2019-02-25 10:11:55
South Middle School Celebrates Perfect Attendance!
Scholars at South Middle School were invited to an event to celebrate all 7th graders who achieved perfect attendance for the month of January.

2019-02-25 09:51:23
NFA Guidance Celebrates Quarter 2 Accomplishments at NFA North
The Guidance Department at NFA North Campus recently held cohort celebrations for quarter 2 accomplishments. Scholars were given a "Golden Ticket" to anyone who passed a 2nd quarter class.

2019-02-25 09:40:12
Meadow Hill GEMS School Scholars Learn from The NED Show
Meadow Hill GEMS School scholars in grades K-5 learned about the growth mindset and the power of "yet" through this fun performance.

2019-02-25 09:30:16
Jeans 'n Need Service Project at South Middle School
Scholars enrolled in the Empire State After School Program at South Middle School are working on a community outreach program collecting jeans for those in need.

2019-02-25 09:02:48
Horizons-on-the-Hudson Classroom Celebrates 100 Days
We are 100 days smarter in Ms. DiCola and Ms. Wennerberg's first grade class.

2019-02-21 10:08:37
IBM Visited with Meadow Hill Middle School Students to Work on the
The students had to formulate ideas, determine the most cost effective product, make prototypes, test their designs and re-calibrate as needed.

2019-02-20 12:27:08
New Windsor School Hosts Dental Awareness Assembly For Students In Grades 3-5
New Windsor School hosted a Dental Awareness Assembly for students in grades 3-5. Students learned proper techniques for brushing and caring for their teeth.

2019-02-20 12:20:42
Newburgh Free Academy Presents Kiss Me Kate
Reserve your tickets now for the March 15th and 16th shows at Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus. Tickets are $10, or $8 for senior citizens/under 12

2019-02-20 11:41:02
Empire After School Program at Meadow Hill: Intro to Drones
Here is a video a student demonstrating his knowledge about drones with his teacher is Mr. Poinsette.

2019-02-20 11:27:33
Empire After School Program at Meadow Hill: Intro to Dance
Students are learning a dance routine in Intro to Dance with Ms. Di’Chiaro.

2019-02-20 11:24:27
NFA Debate Team Competes in Harvard National Forensics Tournament
he tournament hosted over 390 entries (147 schools) in the Varsity Public Forum category with schools from all over the United States and from various countries including the Dominican Republic and China in attendance.

2019-02-20 10:09:52
Breakfast Program in Newburgh Schools Ranks Third in National Survey for Second Straight Year!
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District maintained its high standing, as part of the annual Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) annual school district-level report for the 2017-2018 school year.

2019-02-20 08:15:31
Horizons-on-the-Hudson Hosts Family Prom
HOH hosted their family prom on Friday, February 15th. Everyone had a blast. Check out the event photos. Thanks to the HOH PTO.

2019-02-20 08:15:14
Two NFA Teachers Publish Article in The New York Times!
Two NFA teachers published an article about their work with our students! Congratulations! Mrs. Christine McCartney and Mrs. Jackie Hesse are English Language Arts teachers at NFA North Campus!

2019-02-19 11:37:10
NFA Student Receives Donation from Local Law Office for Global to Local Trip
Last week, Partner from Finkelstein & Partners, Personal Injury Attorneys Nancy Morgan represented the firm while presenting Newburgh Free Academy student Matthew Wasson with a donation towards Global to Local's partnership program with Into the Wild

2019-02-19 09:40:49
South Middle School in Celebrating Black History Month!
Join South Middle School for their Black History Month Celebration on Thursday, February 28th from 5pm - 7pm in the cafeteria.

2019-02-19 09:08:12
Science Research Scholars Attend Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
Senior Adam Amer was one of 80 students selected to present their research at JSHS from more than 100 students who applied.

2019-02-19 08:49:26
NFA Key Club Hosts Second Annual International Night
The event hosted over 200 guests, with both of NFA North’s cafeterias filled. Homemade food from all around the world was donated to celebrate Newburgh’s cultural diversity and celebrate the beauty in our community.

2019-02-19 08:32:40
NFA West Scholar Interns at Local Architecture Firm
Edgar Cruz, 12th grade scholar at Newburgh Free Academy West Campus participates in a weekly internship with Clark Patterson Lee, an architecture, engineering, and planning firm located in the city of Newburgh.

2019-02-15 14:32:47
NFA Students to Perform at Washington’s Headquarters for Presidents’ Day Weekend
The program consists of individually created theatrical and musical performance pieces and will feature interpretations of historic events that took place while General Washington was headquartered in Newburgh.

2019-02-15 14:27:02
Meadow Hill School Scholars Paint Colorful Mural with Local Artist and School Alum
Joe Pimentel, a local muralist worked with fourth grade scholars at Meadow Hill School last week to paint a 36-foot mural in their school. Mr. Pimentel is a graduate of Meadow Hill School and was excited to be back to create his first mural in NECSD.

2019-02-15 10:21:44
Temple Hill Academy Celebrates Black History Month Through Collaborative Art Installation
Temple Hill Academy Scholars have been recently working on a display to celebrate Black History Month.

2019-02-14 13:01:03
Transition Expo at NFA - Save the Date - April 10, 2019
The annual Transition Expo at NFA Main Campus will take place on April 10, 2019 from 6 until 8 p.m.

2019-02-14 11:23:09
Interim Director of Technology Serves as Keynote Speaker at MSMC Conference
Mr. John Krouskoff, Interim Director of Technology for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District served as the keynote speaker for a Faculty Development Day that was held at Mount Saint Mary College. The topic of the day: Emerging Technologies.

2019-02-13 15:20:30
Newburgh’s Varsity Wrestling Team Finds Success at Sectionals
Several student athletes from Newburgh Free Academy’s Varsity Wrestling team found success during their Section IX sectional meet held on February 9th, 2019. The earned 3rd place as a team, which is the highest team score in 11 years.

2019-02-13 14:16:24
It's Cool To Be In School - Winter 2019 Attendance Newsletter
Check out the latest attendance newsletter. Brought to your by the Attendance Intervention Team.

2019-02-13 14:10:14
NFA P-TECH Invites Middle School Students to Participate In She Can STEM Event
Scholars from the NFA PTECH program invite middle school scholars to their She Can STEM event on Tuesday, March 5th from 6pm - 8pm. Space is limited, so please use this link and sign up soon!

2019-02-13 12:59:50
South MS Families: Books and Breakfast Registration - March 9, 2019
Books-n-Breakfast is an educational and social event that promotes parental awareness regarding their child’s education. We warmly invite our students and their families to enjoy a buffet-style, gourmet breakfast served in our school cafeteria.

2019-02-13 10:17:08
Balmville Valentine's Day Ball Feb. 15th
Balmville will host their Valentine's Day Ball on Friday, February 15th from6:30 - 8:00 pm

2019-02-13 09:47:14
New Windsor School Teacher, Sharon Kennedy Achieves National Board Certification
Sharon Kennedy Receives Recognition at January 22nd BOE Meeting

2019-02-11 15:22:30
NFA P-TECH Scholars Create and Donate Green Living Boxes for New Homeowners
Sophomores in Newburgh Free Academy P-TECH partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh to create Green Living Boxes for new homeowners.

2019-02-11 12:04:12
Newburgh Middle Schools Launch Advanced Learning Partnerships
Newburgh Middle Schools launched their partnership with Advanced Learning Partnerships. Social Studies teachers and Instructional Technology Facilitators (ITF) from our middle and K-8 buildings, met at Temple Hill Academy to launch the partnership.

2019-02-11 11:50:38
HOH Family Prom - Friday, February 15, 2019
The HOH PTO Family Prom will be this Friday from 5:30PM to 8:00PM. Walk the red carpet, pop into the photo booth, and more. $5 Adults, $2 Kids

2019-02-11 10:17:44
Newburgh Boys Track Win at The Millrose Games
The NFA Boys Varsity Track team competed at the Millrose Games this weekend.

2019-02-11 09:16:39
South Middle School Scholars Travel to Westchester Broadway Theatre with Empire State After School Program
Students laughed, danced, and were struck by this powerful experience. They also examined the dress of the 1920s and experienced the heartbreak and vitality that defined the experience of African Americans during the Harlem Renaissance.

2019-02-08 11:55:36
Horizons-On-The-Hudson 4th Grade Classes Presents Their Colonial America Living Museum
Horizons-On-The-Hudson 4th grade classes presented their Colonial America Living Museum project to their families, peers, and administration on Thursday, February 7th.

2019-02-08 11:40:43
Fostertown School Holds First Student Recruitment Fair & Job Interviews
On February 4, 2019, students who had applied for leadership positions at Fostertown School had the opportunity to interview for those jobs. Faculty and Staff, along with Board members and NFA P-TECH Students engaged with students for their very firs

2019-02-08 11:27:38
Social Emotional Learning Team (SEL) Members Take Part in Full-Day Interactive Training
Through a full day interactive session, the participants increased their current knowledge and expertise in identifying and assisting students who are at risk for suicide.

2019-02-08 09:20:59
Heritage Middle School Student Government Decorates School With Positivity!
Members of the Heritage Middle School Student Government surprised all of the staff and students. After school, they put hearts with positive, descriptive words, on every student’s locker, and every teacher’s classroom door.

2019-02-08 09:13:26
EVENT IS CANCELLED - HOH Hosting 8th Annual Blood Drive February 20th
The HOH chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society is hosting its 8th annual Blood Drive on Wednesday, February 20th from noon to 6 p.m. in the HOH gym.

2019-02-08 08:18:08
Empire State After School Program Soars to New Heights at NFA West
The Empire State After School Program allows scholars across the district to soar to new heights through the drone program! Take a look at scholars from NFA West learning how to land their drones.

2019-02-07 15:57:46
Fireworks! Igniting Confidence in Girls at Meadow Hill: Building Healthy Relationships
Fireworks! kicked off its third semester with Meadow Hill Elementary School in Newburgh NY, on Wednesday, 6 February. Lesson 4 focused building healthy relationships, why they are important, and how to navigate both good and bad relationships.

2019-02-07 15:48:36
Students Earn Hours and Develop Skills for Job Training Corp. Program
Scholars from the Career Ladders/Job Training Corp. program in Ms. Nancy Brown's alternately assessed class work to complete their field work.

2019-02-07 15:38:50
NFA Main Scholars Visit Marist College for New Program Orientation
Scholars from Newburgh Free Academy Main’s campus who are part of the inaugural class of the NECSD Marist ECHS participated in an on-campus orientation recently. Learn more about their visit and the program.

2019-02-07 08:07:05
It's Cold & Flu Season. Know When to Stay Home and When to Return!
It's Cold & Flu Season. Take a few minutes to learn for signs of when your child should stay home during an illness and/or return to school after an illness.

2019-02-06 15:06:33
First Family Fun Fitness Night held at Temple Hill
Students and families were able to participate in several different fitness experiences which included karate, yoga, dance, cardio, zumba, cross fit & an obstacle course as well as try healthy snacks like smoothies, fruit pizza and fresh fruit.

2019-02-06 13:31:33
Letter from the Superintendent Concerning Recent Media Coverage
I am writing to you to shed light on some questions you may have regarding recent media coverage of our schools. At our last Board of Education Meeting, a presentation about our English Language Arts (ELA), Math, and Science scores was given..

2019-02-06 11:52:07
Black History Month celebrated again at Balmville Elementary School in February 2019
This year through collaboration with Ms. Toie Calhoun, Health Aide gave a brilliant idea of celebrating Black Hair Over Time for the showcase.

2019-02-06 11:50:45
What Do Our Meadow Hill GEMS Do During a Polar Vortex?
Mrs. Candal & Mrs. Dickson, Mrs. Coffey , Mrs. LiVolsi, Mrs. Babcock and Mrs. Morales all took advantage of our winter weather. The teachers talked about states of matter and the change from a liquid to a solid. Then, made

2019-02-06 11:37:45
Goldbacks in the News! Tyler Serafini Breaks School Record, Prepares for Division Tournament
Tyler Serafini recently passed Taylor Laraia, class of 2010, with his school-record 186th win in his first match at the Newburgh Duals and will compete for NFA in the Section 9 Division I tournament this weekend!

2019-02-06 09:14:35
Superintendent's Celebration of the Arts - February 21, 2019 - 5PM until 7PM - Register Now
The annual Superintendent's Celebration of the Arts will be held at NFA Main Campus and will focus on Instrumental Music.

2019-02-05 14:01:43
Goldbacks in the News! NFA JV Boys Basketball Team Plays with Heart
Take a moment to read the full article!

2019-02-05 12:11:50
NFA Girls Track Team Sets School Record!
The NFA Girls Varsity Track 4x800m relay team was invited to the Dr. Sanders Columbia Challenge track meet. The prestigious meet hosts college teams with only two high school events.

2019-02-04 12:40:28
Blood Drive at NFA Main Campus - February 7th 8:00AM to 1:00PM
NFA Main will host their third blood drive of the year this Thursday, February 7th from 8am - 1pm in the Girls Gym. Community members, faculty and staff, and students are welcomed to donate.

2019-02-04 10:32:55
Gardnertown Leadership Academy Hosts 4th Annual Student Lighthouse Ceremony
Gardnertown Leadership Academy Held their 4th Annual Lighthouse Ceremony for 5th Grade Students inducted to Represent the Student Lighthouse. The council is inducted with a ceremony, where they invite family members and members of the school communit

2019-02-01 15:52:17
Cornerstone Family Health Dental Clinic Screens 175 Students at Gardnertown
With the facilitation of the Health Office Staff at Gardnertown Leadership Academy, Cornerstone Family Health Dental Clinic was able to screen the dental health of 175 students and give them goody bags with new toothbrushes!

2019-02-01 15:23:56
Meadow Hill School in Contest to Win Outdoor Fitness Equipment
Meadow Hill School is participating in a contest for a Project Fit America grant! People ages 13 and older can vote every day from each email account. Last year Meadow Hill was in this contest and placed 8th out of 77 schools.

2019-02-01 10:35:08
Registration Dates for Pre-K and Kindergarten
Kindergarten registration runs from February 14 through March 1. Pre-K registration runs from March 28 through April 18.

2019-02-01 06:30:55
Fostertown 'Coin Wars' Raises Funds for Security Guard who Lost Her Home
During early January Fostertown held its annual

2019-01-28 13:46:22
Join Us at Horizons- on-the-Hudson Magnet School for Bring your Special Someone to School Day
Please RSVP For This Event By February 7th

2019-01-28 12:25:42
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.

2019-01-24 09:56:27
Heritage and South Middle School Math Teams Compete in Mid-Hudson Junior Math League Playoffs
The Heritage Middle School and South Middle School Math Teams competed in the Mid-Hudson Junior Math League Playoffs in Goshen earlier this month. The competition consists of four different sections.

2019-01-23 10:11:44
NFA Boy's Track Team Continues to Succeed!
Matthew Haynes won the sophomore boys 1000m run (2:40.19) new school sophomore record this weekend. Newburgh's 4X400m relays finished in 1st and 2nd place at the New Balance Invitational held at the New York Armory.

2019-01-23 08:58:43
South and Heritage Middle School Scholars Enjoy Ski Club Trip
Scholars from South Middle School and Heritage Middle School took a trip as part of their Ski Club. Enjoy a photo of the group.

2019-01-22 13:10:56
Two More Graduates of NFA P-TECH Receive Job Offers from IBM
Danis Jhammat and Vincent Lacertosa, graduates of the inaugural class of NFA P-TECH will join two fellow graduates with a job at IBM this January.

2019-01-22 10:42:19
Two NFA P-TECH Educators Present at National Conference of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Two Newburgh Free Academy P-TECH educators, Christine McCartney and Jacqueline Hesse, are working to help teachers facilitate civic discussions around real-world issues, with a specific focus on topics such as race, immigration and LGBTQ equity.

2019-01-18 14:56:04
January 2019 Regents Schedule
The January Regents begin on the 22nd. The full schedule is available here.

2019-01-18 09:48:48
Learn More About Meadow Hill's Family Latino Literacy Program
Meadow Hill GEM School has over 17 families who come to learn English as a second language, learn strategies to help their child become readers and writers, and also learn about helpful services within our school district and community each Friday.

2019-01-16 16:00:59
Meadow Hill Scholars Create "Hyperdoc" in Active Learning Space
Students from Mr. Dalfonso and Mrs. Babcock’s classes come to the Active Space on Fridays to gain new digital skills and enrichment activities. A hyperdoc is an online collection of media and links with a purpose of explaining a topic.

2019-01-15 13:53:32
NFA North Scholar Receives Plaque for Third Place Finish in Research Competition
Sophomore Diana Ramos presented her poster board to judges in the Animal Science Category. Diana hopes to observe behavior of shelter dogs as they interact with human visitors to help with dog adoption rates.

2019-01-15 13:37:11
Math Meets Opening Session Held at BOE on January 10th
Eighty-one NECSD fifth grade scholars across the district were selected to participate in the 2019 Math Meet Competition at the Board of Education.

2019-01-15 12:04:15
GAMS Pennies for People Fund Drive Presented to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh
At GAMS January Leadership Assembly, the GAMS student body presented the check to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh.

2019-01-15 11:16:27
Temple Hill Academy To Host Blood Drive on January 24th
Temple Hill Academy’s National Junior Honor Society and the New York Blood Center will be sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday, January 24th at Temple Hill in the main gym from 3:00 - 7:30.

2019-01-15 10:46:30
Fostertown 5th Grade Students Start School Newspaper
7 fifth grade reporters have started a new school newspaper titled "The Fostertown ETC Bee." Students meet once a week on F-Days where they work and collaborate on content and design with Mrs. Dominguez while using their chromebooks.

2019-01-15 07:56:27
Two NFA P-TECH Teachers Featured in Education Week's Guest Blog: Developing Student Mindsets Through Service Learning
Mrs. Christine McCartney, English Language Arts teacher for Newburgh Free Academy P-TECH was featured as a guest blogger for Education Week. The focus of her piece: Developing Student Mindsets Through Service Learning.

2019-01-14 11:56:33
Scholars Collaborate to Create Technology for All Video for Contest
In a collaborative effort, scholars from Mr. Du Quesnay’s Video Production class and Mrs. Fay Pacht’s Acting class produced, directed, and starred in a video about the technology provided to scholars throughout our district.

2019-01-14 11:24:02
NFA Main Before Broadway Theater Company Presents: The Children’s Hour
The Before Broadway Theater Company presented The Children’s Hour this weekend in the Black Box Theater of Newburgh Free Academy’s main campus. Scholars from the company as well as Construction and Cosmetology contributed to the performance.

2019-01-14 10:06:20
NECSD Recognizes Attendance for Employees
Earlier this year, Human Capital Partners began recognizing employees who have great attendance. Attendance for employees is important because it provides consistency in education for our scholars.

2019-01-14 09:27:24
Scholarship System Now Available for NFA Seniors: Apply Now!
The NFA Scholarship Online System is now available. You can apply for numerous scholarships through one simple online process. In addition, listings for Hudson Valley scholarships are available as well.

2019-01-11 11:05:07
Recent NFA P-TECH Graduate Speaks at National Technology Forum
Suriana Rodriguez, a recent NFA P-TECH (formerly Excelsior Academy) graduate spoke at the annual 2019 CES (Consumer Technology Association) gathering this week.

2019-01-11 09:15:43
NFA Boys Track Team Sees More Victories
The 4X400m relay team of James Onwuka, Kendall Scott, and Ryler Gould qualified for the Millrose Games by finishing in first place on January 9th, 2019.

2019-01-11 09:03:24
NFA Principal Honored with Annual Responsible 100 Award
Mr. Kevin Rothman, house principal for NFA P-TECH (formerly Excelsior Academy) was honored in December as part of City & State’s The Responsible 100 Award at SONY Hall in Manhattan. Mr. Rothman was included in the Education category.

2019-01-10 10:28:35
Fifth Grade Unlimited Horizons Students at HOH Share Decimal Games
Fifth grade students in the Unlimited Horizons program at Horizons on the Hudson Magnet School recently invited students from the other fifth grade classes in the school to play games they constructed to practice decimal operations.

2019-01-09 14:46:09
Information about Upcoming School Nurse Report
Our school nurses will be reporting to the New York State Department of Health regarding student weight status category (based on BMI percentile) for grades Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 8th and 11th.

2019-01-08 16:18:14
HOH Kindergarteners and 3rd Graders are Problem-Solvers
On Thursday, November 29, the HOH Library invited Civil Engineer, Charmaine Moshier and Art Educator, Trish Halverson of Storm King to share with students, during an assembly, their expertise in solving real-world problems.

2019-01-08 14:23:50
Temple Hill Academy Harnesses the Power of the K-8 Structure
At Temple Hill Academy, collaborative events create positive connections and powerful memories for students and staff alike.

2019-01-08 10:46:09
New Date! 2nd Annual International Night
Join NFA Key Club for their 2nd Annual International Night: a night of international food, music, and performances.

2019-01-08 08:16:22
NFA North Families: College 101 Parent Workshop on January 11th
There will be a College 101 Parent Workshop on January 11th from 8am-9am in the NFA North Cafeteria. Breakfast and drinks will be provided. Please RSVP to 563-8410 or email hkraus@necsd.net to save your spot!

2019-01-07 13:56:15
Open Houses for Students Entering 9th Grade
Attention 8th grade Goldbacks and families! Please join us for our four Open House events as you and your child prepare to enter high school in the fall. All open house events begin at 7pm.

2019-01-07 13:28:21
NFA Alumna Discusses College Experience and Upcoming Career
Courtney Pileggi, alumna of Newburgh Free Academy class of 2015, visited Mr. Jim Nee’s AP Calculus class last week to discuss her math focused major and new job that includes a salary that is nearly $15,000 more than the national average.

2019-01-07 10:41:07
NFA North Guidance Celebrates 86 Instant Admits to College
NFA North Guidance Department had 74 instant admits for SUNY Orange and 12 instant admits for MSMC. Scholars were celebrated by taking photos and highlighting their achievement in the school.

2019-01-07 08:56:10
Freshman and Sophomores of the NFA Boys Varsity Track Team Win 21 medals
Freshman and Sophomore scholars of the NFA Boys Varsity Track Team won a total of 13 gold medals and 8 silver medals in route to winning their divisions on last night January 4, 2019 at the Hispanic Games Invitational at the New York Armory.

2019-01-07 08:14:48
Thinking Maps in Action at Meadow Hill School
Take a few minutes to watch a video made by Mr. John Blakely, Instructional Technology Facilitator (ITF) at Meadow Hill School displaying Thinking Maps at Meadow Hill School.

2019-01-07 08:08:55
Letter from the Superintendent Concerning the Recent State Aid Veto by Gov. Cuomo
We are writing with regard to the recent veto by Governor Cuomo of legislation passed by both the Assembly and Senate (A.11174/S.9009) that impacts our Newburgh Enlarged City School District community.

2019-01-04 13:49:00
Scholars from Student Government Organized Donations
Scholars from Student Government at Heritage Middle School organized donations for the St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital NICU unit prior to winter break.

2019-01-04 13:30:45
NFA Main Before Broadway Theater Co. Presents: The Children's Hour
The Children's Hour will be presented in the Black Box Theater on Thursday and Friday, January 10th and 11th at 7:00pm and Saturday, January 12th at 2:00pm.

2019-01-04 12:14:56
Resources for Families Impacted by the Government Shutdown
To support families affected by the federal government shutdown, the Newburgh Enlarged City School District has identified possible services and resources to assist families during these challenging circumstances.

2019-01-03 15:53:59
College 101 for NFA North Families
Join the NFA Guidance Department at NFA North this Friday, January 11th from 8am - 9am to learn everything about college admissions!

2019-01-03 08:12:04
NFA Varsity Boy's Track Team Sets Records at Recent Meet
The Newburgh Free Academy Boys Track Team posted some national, state, school records, and section leading times at the The Jim Mitchell Invitational held on December 21st.

2019-01-02 10:52:52
NFA Black History Club Delivers Gifts on Christmas Eve
The NFA Black History Club and NFA main Asst. Principal Mr. Bob Shust (dressed as Santa Claus) visited St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital on Christmas Eve. The group distributed toy donations to the youngsters in the Pediatric wing and the Emergency room.

2019-01-02 10:40:15
Transition Expo: What's Next at NFA - April 10
The Transition Expo will take place on Wednesday April, 10, 2019 from 6:00pm until 8:30pm at NFA Main Campus. This free event will include workshops to help students and families, with special needs, as they move past high school.

2019-01-01 09:45:01
Fulbright Awards Second Distinguished Teacher Award for Finland to NFA North Teacher
Mr. Matthew Freedman of Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus in Newburgh, New York has received a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching grant to Finland from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

2018-12-21 13:52:49
NFA Varsity Athletes Read to Temple Hill Academy Scholars
Scholars from Newburgh Free Academy's varsity sports teams volunteered to read to elementary scholars at Temple Hill Academy. Scholars chose their favorite book to read to their younger peers.

2018-12-21 13:47:12
NFA West Scholars Deliver Gifts to Head Start Students
Scholars from Newburgh Free Academy's West Campus collected donations that were packaged and delivered to students from Head Start of Eastern Orange County in Newburgh this week.

2018-12-21 13:28:37
Balmville School Winter Sing-A-Long
All week, Balmville has been in the holiday spirit with ugly sweaters, holiday hats and pajama day. It has been a fun week for all.

2018-12-21 12:31:59
Newburgh Free Academy's 90th Anniversary Winter Concerts Welcomes Alumni and Community
The finale included the traditional Hallelujah Chorus and welcomed alumni from as early as 1964 and as recent as 2018 as well as retired teachers and special guests of current scholars.

2018-12-21 12:09:49
Letter from the Orange County Department of Health
Letter from the Orange County Department of Health regarding measles.

2018-12-21 11:22:43
Heritage Middle School Hosts Winter Concert
Heritage Middle School hosted their Winter Concert this week. Enjoy the program of performances and photos from the event.

2018-12-21 11:20:24
Meadow Hill School Hosts Elementary Concert
Meadow Hill School Elementary Concert: Beginning Chorus Intermediate Orchestra and Band 4th and 5th Grade Chorus.

2018-12-21 11:05:12
K-5 Scholars From Meadow Hill Host Art Show
Scholars from Meadow Hill School's grades K-5 hosted an art show this week. The show proudly displayed the work of our scholars neatly framed and in rows. Families were able to purchase the work if so desired.

2018-12-21 10:58:28
Scholars Recognized by Senator Larkin for Annual Submissions
Scholars from Ms. Lisa Holl's Heritage Middle School class submitted artwork for NYS Senator William J. Larkin's Annual What Are Your Thankful For Competition?

2018-12-21 10:32:30
Scholars from NFA JROTC Demonstrate for Board of Education
Members from Newburgh Free Academy's JROTC program demonstrated two areas of competitive performance to the Board of Education earlier this month.

2018-12-21 10:23:48
Recent NFA Alumni Discuss College with Vails Gate Scholars
Scholars learned what college is, college opportunities, college expectations, benefits and challenges and tips to support a successful college career.

2018-12-21 10:05:51
NFA Main Teacher Welcomed to 2018 Cohort of SUNY’s Master Teacher Program
Ms. Keri Spencer, math teacher at Newburgh Free Academy’s Main Campus has been welcomed into the 2018 cohort of SUNY’s Master Teacher Program.

2018-12-21 09:54:39
Newburgh Free Academy Scholars Display Art and Poetry at SUNY Orange Exhibit
Scholars from Newburgh Free Academy's Main and North campus displayed artwork and poetry at SUNY Orange in Newburgh as part of an exhibit that commemorates the United Nations signing the Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

2018-12-21 08:46:30
NFA North Welcomes Female Panel of Newburgh Professionals
All female students at NFA North were invited and encouraged to attend. Scholars were able to submit questions on index cards for the hosts to facilitate.

2018-12-21 08:23:01
Newburgh Free Academy P-TECH Host Event for June 2019 Volunteer Trip to Uganda
Now in its third year, the program provides students with an opportunity to learn about an authentic community need in a foreign country, then use the knowledge, skills and dispositions gained during travel to act as Project Managers.

2018-12-20 18:40:55
NFA PTECH Scholars Meet with Mentors
Scholars from Newburgh Free Academy PTECH (formerly Excelsior Academy) took time to meet with their mentors for the last full group mentor event before the scholars graduate in June.

2018-12-20 18:35:15
NFA PTECH Scholars Teach Younger Students to Code
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code," to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.

2018-12-20 18:22:17
South Middle School Scholars Perform A Wrinkle in Time
Enjoy photos from South Middle School's production of A Wrinkle in Time.

2018-12-20 18:11:07
Meadow Hill Scholars Learn From Native American History Through Music
Fifth grade scholars from Meadow Hill GEM School enjoyed a concert by Dave Ruch Music. Dave Ruch is a special musician and performer widely noted for his ability to engage audiences of all kinds.

2018-12-20 18:05:19
NFA Scholars Teach Elementary Scholars to Code
Forty scholars in grades 9-12 who are in Ms. Elizabeth Cappello’s Introduction to Computer Science and Web Design from NFA’s Main Campus walked over to GAMS to teach the elementary scholars to code.

2018-12-20 17:38:07
South Middle School Scholars Celebrate Perfect Attendance!
Scholars from South Middle School were invited to a special breakfast to celebrate their achievement of having perfect attendance. Family members were invited to enjoy the accomplishment as well.

2018-12-20 16:54:33
Happy Holidays from Meadow Hill!
Enjoy a tune from the faculty and staff from Meadow Hill School!

2018-12-20 16:45:44
250 NFA Dance Scholars Perform Not-So-Traditional Nutcracker
250 NFA Dance scholars presented a not so traditional version of the classical tale The Nutcracker. The performance included the traditional story line and using the Tchaikovsky score, but added in some other, more modern songs.

2018-12-20 15:21:53
NFA Barbering and Cosmetology Scholars Volunteer at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital
Scholars from Newburgh Free Academy's barbering and cosmetology programs volunteered at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital's annual event. Scholars offered haircuts, hair styles, and manicures.

2018-12-20 14:56:16
Temple Hill Winter Wonderland Celebration
Temple Hill Academy celebrated the holiday season at the annual Winter Wonderland Celebration on Friday, December 14.

2018-12-20 14:36:06
It's Cool to Be in School News - December 2018 Attendance Newsletter
Attendance News Submitted By: Newburgh Enlarged City School District Interventionist Team] (K-5 th Grade)

2018-12-20 14:22:08
Newburgh Free Academy Scholar Receives $180,000 Scholarship
Dylan Dellatore, a 12th grade scholar at Newburgh Free Academy’s North Campus was presented a scholarship for $180,000 by Captain Matt Silverstein, USMC during a senior assembly at Newburgh Free Academy’s North campus on Thursday, December 20, 2018.

2018-12-20 12:47:18
Families Join Students at GAMS to Build Gingerbread Houses
Families joined their GAMS students in Mrs. Purdy's class to celebrate the holiday season by building Gingerbread Houses.

2018-12-20 08:17:05
Temple Hill Academy welcomed recently drafted Cleveland Indians pitcher Lenny Torres for The Speaker Series
This presentation was part of The Speaker Series, the collaborative effort of Mrs. Maria VannReyes (World Language Department) and Ms. Juana Rivera (Department of Guidance and Counseling) at Temple Hill.

2018-12-19 15:17:31
Grades Combine at GAMS during a STEM activity to create Gingerbread Man Traps
Ms. Purdy, Mrs. Johnson, and Mrs. Holzapple's students teamed up to Create Gingerbread Man Traps.

2018-12-19 14:47:43
NFA Culinary Scholars Build Life Sized Nutcracker and Learn from Celebrity Cake Artist
The Culinary Arts program at Newburgh Free Academy’s Main Campus created and decorated a seven-foot nutcracker model out of cake and rice krispie treat for the performance of The Nutcracker, that was performed by the NFA Dance Department.

2018-12-19 14:12:43
21st Century Puppet Pals Enrichment Course Video Showcase from GAMS
Karin McCartney's 21st Century Students in Grades K-2 explored emotions, feelings and communicating with others as a starting point.

2018-12-19 14:10:05
Horizons-on-the-Hudson PTO Hosts Community Book Fair at Barnes & Noble
Horizons-on-the-Hudson PTO Hosts Community Book Fair at Barnes & Noble

2018-12-19 08:31:17
Our New Goldback has Landed
Our new Goldback mascot design has arrived. We have also introduced a Goldie-Back for our youngest scholars.

2018-12-18 09:51:43
NFA Cosmetology Alumni Present on Career After Graduation
Mia Rivas, licensed Cosmetologist and Newburgh Free Academy alumni along with Educator and Platform Artist, Amber Rivas presented to NFA scholars who are enrolled in the Career and Technical Educuation (CTE) cosmetology program.

2018-12-14 15:47:31
NFA North Celebrates Academic Success of Cohort 2017 with Special Breakfast
School Counselor, Mr. McAllister and Assistant Principal, Mrs. Rachel Schuyler hosted a breakfast incentive for their 2017 cohort group who are in good academic standing based on their first quarter grades.

2018-12-14 14:19:37
NFA North Scholars Discuss Healthy Relationships
NFA North's School Psychologist, Ms. Mojica, together with her interns, visited the Freshman Block Advisory to discuss healthy relationships.

2018-12-14 14:14:36
Balmville Students Visit SUNY New Paltz for Campus Experience Tour
Balmville ENL 3rd, 4th, 5th grade students attended their third annual trip to SUNY New Paltz. Our students were given a full college tour, visited the Planetarium, had a meet and great with Dr. Rosenberg, Dean of Education.

2018-12-14 11:09:46
NFA Crew Team Informational Meeting
NFA Crew Team Informational Meeting: Tuesday, December 18th 2:30pm - 3:45pm at NFA Main - the Eagles Nest

2018-12-14 08:29:56
Attendance Matters for Everyone in NECSD!
This fall, the Human Capital Partners developed an initiative to celebrate employee attendance. Each month, a department and a school with the highest employee attendance is celebrated with a trophy (and bragging rights).

2018-12-11 16:07:57
NFA Hosts Nine Schools for 75th Anniversary Area Youth-in-Government Steering Convention
On November 29, 2018, Newburgh Free Academy’s Main Campus hosted the Youth-in-Government Steering Convention and welcomed nine schools and 200 students, 34 of which were from NFA.

2018-12-11 15:34:22
Heritage Middle School PTO Sponsors Perfect Attendance Breakfast
Heritage Middle School PTO sponsored a breakfast for scholars who had perfect attendance for the first quarter.

2018-12-11 14:50:22
NFA West Scholars Attend Instant Admission Event - All Were Accepted!
Scholars from Newburgh Free Academy's West Campus attended and Instant Admission Event at NFA North. Mount Saint Mary College and SUNY Orange participated in the event.

2018-12-11 14:37:56
MBK Fellows Address Newburgh City Council about Digital Equity
NECSD MBK Fellows and PTECH Students, Jeremiah Palemon and Kameren King, addressed the Newburgh City Council on Tuesday, December 10th.

2018-12-11 11:08:57
21st Century Families: Scholar Showcase
Please join us for an informal showing of our scholars newly acquired skills.

2018-12-10 13:25:01
Students participate in a Webinar with Award Winning Author Jacqueline Woodson
Mrs. Jonisz's second grade class & Mrs. Jumpp's fourth grade library class participated in a webinar with award winning author Jacqueline Woodson.

2018-12-10 08:56:45
Ms. Sharon Kennedy Achieves National Board Member Certification Status
New Windsor School teacher Ms. Sharon Kennedy Achieves National Board Member Certification Status

2018-12-10 08:37:48
Attention 5th Grade Families!
This is an important message about a change to the calendar. The Heritage Middle School Open House for 5th grade students moving to 6th grade has been rescheduled.

2018-12-07 15:28:43
Superintendent Padilla Selected as a 2019 Leader to Learn From
We are proud to announce that Dr. Roberto Padilla, our proud Superintendent, has been selected for Education Week's National 2019 Leaders to Learn From!

2018-12-05 11:39:35
NFA Scholars Volunteer for Historical Society in Anticipation of Candelight Tour
Scholars from Newburgh Free Academy volunteered at the Crawford House with the Newburgh Historical Society in anticipation of the annual Candelight Tour to be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

2018-12-05 06:23:37
NFA Key Club "Buddies" with Exception Learners for Weekend Event
NFA Key Club met with students from the 12:1:2 classes. Often times scholars with developmental disabilities are not invited to social events. On Sunday the Key Club "buddied" up with those students to go to the movies!

2018-12-05 06:14:54
NFA North Celebrates Attendance and Passing Grades with Ice Cream Social
Sixty percent of scholars from Cohort 2018 at Newburgh Free Academy's North Campus were invited to celebrate perfect attendance and/or scholars who passed all of their classes for the first marking period.

2018-12-05 06:04:15
Meadow Hill is Hosting a Winter Coat Drive
Please donate new and gently used coats and jackets to families in need this winter. All coats and jackets will be given to families in our school community. Drop off all donations to Alicia Smith’s office.

2018-12-05 05:28:21
21st Century Program Hosts PACT Meeting
21st Century quarterly planning and review PACT Meeting was attended by Administrators, a state evaluator, and a Horizons-on-the-Hudson PTO officer.

2018-12-04 12:28:39
Hudson Valley Regional Basics Network Training Session with Basics Founder Dr. Ronald Ferguson
Members of the Newburgh Basics Steering Committee attended a training on Friday, November 30th hosted by the Yonkers Basics team.

2018-12-04 12:06:02
Principal Kafele, International Renowned Education Speaker and Author Speaks to Scholars
Principal Kafele, international renowned education speaker and author, spoke with My Brother's Keeper scholars at Balmville Elementary School and South Middle School last week. Principal Kafele discussed the five ingredients for success.

2018-12-03 15:20:57
Meadow Hill FIREWORKS Program Lesson 3: Building Foundations: Identity and Values
On Tuesday, 27 November, the Fireworks! Outreach team returned to Meadow Hill Elementary School for Lesson 3, Building Foundations: Identity and Values.

2018-12-03 14:32:26
NFA Main to Host Blood Drive II on Thursday, December 6th
NFA Main will host their second blood drive of the year this Thursday, December 6th from 8am - 1pm in the Girls Gym. Community members, faculty and staff, and students are welcomed to donate.

2018-12-03 11:27:01
Open Houses for Scholars Entering Kindergarten
This is a reminder that Open Houses are coming up for scholars who are entering Kindergarten next year at the following schools:

2018-11-30 15:28:02
Students Submit Artwork for Annual Superintendent Card Contest
31 students submitted original artwork to be considered for the 5th annual Superintendent's Card Contest.

2018-11-29 12:50:09
Open House for 5th Graders Entering 6th Grade.
South Middle School and Heritage Middle School's 6th grade open houses are coming up. SMS will be on Thursday, November 29th, and HMS will be December 10th.

2018-11-28 08:35:32
Temple Hill Store Managers Prepare for New PBIS ROAR Store
The Temple Hill Academy store managers prepare the new PBIS ROAR Store for student ticket redemption. Students in grades K-8 are able to redeem their tickets for items.

2018-11-27 15:29:03
Meadow Hill School: Parent Teacher Conferences
Parents use this link to sign up for Grade 5 student-led conferences. Grade 5 conferences are December 10 and December 12.

2018-11-27 12:50:15
Horizons-on-Hudson Pre-k Students Celebrate Friendsgiving
All 4 Pre-k classes at Horizons-on-the-Hudson celebrated Friendsgiving on Wednesday Nov. 21. They shared a meal on long communal tables in the hallway and learned about customs and traditions.

2018-11-27 07:31:49
Free Kaplan Academy: SAT Academy Free For Students
Students will receive two practice tests, and online assets including videos, and quizzes. The program is free as part of the Empire After-School Program and is available at all NFA Campuses

2018-11-26 14:18:54
80 Scholars See Hamilton on Broadway - Two Scholars Perform Prior to Show
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute announced an educational partnership to provide NY public school students with the opportunity to see Hamilton on Broadway and integrate curriculum.

2018-11-21 16:05:14
Vails Gate Student Mentors
Vails Gate Mentors from Mr. Clark's class and Kindergarten Students from Mrs. Pearce's class work together in the Active Learning Center.

2018-11-21 15:01:59
A Letter from Office of the County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus
Please take a moment to read a letter from Office of the County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and the Orange County Department of Health.

2018-11-21 14:43:25
NFA West Hosts International Celebration
NFA West hosted an international celebration with dozens of trays from around the world. Dishes represented different parts of the world and were provided by teachers and scholars from NFA West.

2018-11-21 14:29:34
Fostertown Posters and Ornament Make it to Rockefeller Christmas Tree
After the exciting day watching the Rockefeller Christmas Tree being cut down, Fostertown Students learn that their Posters traveled with the tree and their ornament now hangs proudly right at the top next to the Swarovski Star. Way to go Fostertown

2018-11-21 13:08:19
Two Groups of Scholars from NFA North Donate Items for Thanksgiving
9th graders from Mrs. McKay's US History class and members from NFA Key Club collected items and donations that were donated to the Hudson Valley Food Bank and Kiwanis of Newburgh.

2018-11-21 13:05:10
4th graders at Meadow Hill School Enjoy Thanksgiving Meal!
For the last four years, Loughran's restaurant has joined 4th graders at Meadow Hill School and served a feast of freshly cooked Thanksgiving themed items.

2018-11-21 12:47:31
South Middle School Hosts Thanksgiving Meal with Families and Students
Prior to the dinner celebration, parents had the opportunity to attend workshops on Google Classroom, the Parent Portal, and mental health resources.

2018-11-21 12:43:01
NFA West Scholars Participate in Interviews for GAMS Leadership Jobs
Scholars at NFA West interviewed scholars from GAMS as they interviewed for leadership positions that are available around their school. Prior to the interview day, scholars at GAMS participated in a Leader In Me Job Fair.

2018-11-21 12:36:29
6th Grade Temple Hill Scholars Discuss Archetype Models in Classic Hero Stories
6th-grade students in Mr. Byrne's English classes continue their analysis of The Lightning Thief and The Hero's Journey. Students are determining if the main character, Percy Jackson, is on the journey of the archetype model of a classic hero story.

2018-11-21 11:39:46
Every Security Guard in NECSD is Basic Life Support CPR Certified
Senior school monitor, Mr. David Maldonado conducts trainings for all security guards throughout the Newburgh Enlarged City School District. All security guards have been trained in Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR.

2018-11-21 10:42:31
Board Members Celebrate NYS School Lunch Week with Lunch with Scholars!
Mr. Howard and Mr. Levinstein celebrated NYS School Lunch Week by dining with some of our scholars during lunch time.

2018-11-21 10:25:40
Scholars at NFA West Complete First Exhibition
Each quarter, scholars at NFA West present on different topics to their classmates, family and guards, and special guests who include school counselors and principals of schools that NFA West scholars previously attended.

2018-11-21 10:05:36
School Board Approves Two Additional Career and Technology Education (CTE) Pathways
Read more in the article from an Times Herald Record.

2018-11-21 09:47:15
NFA JROTC Receives "Exceeds Standards" During Evaluation by Department of Air Force Air University (AETC)
During their evaluation in November, the Air Force Junior ROTC instructors and cadets of Newburgh Free Academy earned an overall unit assessment score of “Exceeds Standards,” which is the highest rating attainable.

2018-11-21 09:29:48
NFA Girls and Boys Cross Country Team Celebrate Season!
This season, the boy's team won several meets in a row as the girl's team picked up a few wins as well!

2018-11-21 09:13:26
South Middle School Scholars Visit Storm King Art Center
Students self selected pieces to explore, making observations and inferences about the artwork. In addition, students also were led on docent tours to the climate change pieces that were on exhibition at the art center.

2018-11-20 15:27:17
Fireworks! Igniting Confidence in Girls at Meadow Hill, Lesson 2
The Fireworks! Outreach held its second lesson of the school year last Wednesday, November 7th at Meadow Hill GEM School. Building off of lesson 1 and the theme of the program, confidence, lesson 2 focused on the importance of setting goals.

2018-11-20 14:53:49
Empire State After School Program to Host Drum Line at Meadow Hill School
Empire State After School Program, a free after-school enrichment program for scholars in grades 6-12 offers different programs based on needs of each school. One of the programs offered at Meadow Hill School will be drum line.

2018-11-20 13:09:26
Temple Hill Academy's National Junior Honor Society Organizes Holiday Food Drive
Temple Hill Academy NJHS members worked collaboratively with teachers and students in grades K-8 to collect, organize, and distribute a bounty of goods to Mary's Hope in Newburgh.

2018-11-20 12:00:13
A letter from our Superintendent regarding an incident in our community
Please take a minute to read a letter from Dr. Padilla regarding an incident in our community.

2018-11-20 11:40:45
NFA Senior, Ada Johnston, Semi-Finalist for National Merit Scholarship Program
Ada Johnston, 12th grade scholar at Newburgh Free Academy’s Main Campus is a semi-finalist for the National Merit Scholar program. Semi-Finalists for the award are the highest scoring entrants in each state.

2018-11-19 15:03:27
Hour of Code at NFA North - Sign Ups Now Available!
NFA North will be hosting the annual Hour of Code at NFA North Campus on December 5 from 5:30-7:30. Open to all students K-12.

2018-11-19 11:15:52
NFA West Scholars in the News!
Check out this great article by the Times Herald Record about some scholars from NFA's West Campus and the internship they're a part of this year! Last year, almost every student at NFA West partnered with local businesses and completed an internship

2018-11-19 08:10:29
21st Century Families: Legoland Discovery Center (Yonkers, NY) Field Trip Permission Form
21st Century After-School students will have an opportunity to visit Legoland Discovery Center (Yonkers, NY). Parents/Guardians, please fill out the permission form online. The permission form opens at 8PM on November 14, 2018.

2018-11-14 14:34:39
Letter from the Superintendent Concerning Snow Closings and Delays
The following letter addresses information about closings, early dismissals, and delays due to weather.

2018-11-14 13:07:08
Meadow Hill Families: Sign-Up For Student-Led Conferences
Sign up now for your Student-Led Conference. They will be held on November 19 and 28th.

2018-11-13 12:39:54
Meadow Hill School Hosts 14th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast
Veterans from around Orange County were invited to the Meadow Hill School's 14th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast. Enjoy the program and photos from the event!

2018-11-10 11:36:36
Heritage Middle School Hosted Veterans Day Breakfast
Heritage Middle School hosted a Veterans Day breakfast to celebrate and honor veteran family members of scholars, faculty, and staff from the middle school. Veterans in attendance were treated to a performance and participated in activities.

2018-11-10 11:04:07
Ninth Scholars from NFA North Campus Visit Mount Saint Mary Campus
Every student in the freshman class at Newburgh Free Academy's North Campus was afforded an opportunity to attend. In total, 128 students attended the visit to Mount St. Mary College.

2018-11-09 17:35:17
Hudson Valley Magazine Features an Essay from NFA Teacher
Hudson Valley Magazine featured an essay by Mrs. Ginny McCurdy highlighting one of her earliest experiences with Newburgh. Check out the essay here!

2018-11-09 17:21:11
South Middle School Hosting: ThanksGiving Meal with South Middle School Family - Sign Up Information
South Middle School will be hosting a Thanksgiving Meal with families on Tuesday, November 20th from 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Attend Parent Workshops on different topics. Please RSVP by November 13th.

2018-11-09 16:04:16
South Middle School Hosts Breakfast for 6th Graders With Perfect Attendance Scholars!
South Middle School invited nearly half of their 6th grade class to a breakfast to celebrate perfect attendance in the month of October. Family members were also invited to the celebration.

2018-11-09 14:04:17
Fostertown Student Field Trip To Watch The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Get Cut Down in Newburgh
Over 130 K-2 students from Fostertown Elementary School took a field trip this morning to witness the majesty of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree as it was being cut and prepared on Rt. 32 in Newburgh for its 75-mile journey to Manhattan.

2018-11-08 14:41:07
Check Out the Peer Group Connection (PGC) at NFA Main Campus Information Video
Peer Group Connection (PGC) at Newburgh Free Academy's Main Campus, peer leaders delivered a presentation to faculty and staff about this beneficial program.

2018-11-08 11:27:19
NFA Video Production Scholar Directed Live Stream Broadcast for Congressional Debate
Alaina Geraci, a student in Newburgh Free Academy's award winning Video Production program directed a live stream broadcast of the U.S. Representative for New York's 18th Congressional District debate between candidates Maloney and O'Donnell.

2018-11-08 10:52:17
Newburgh Free Academy Welcomes Guest Barbers
Newburgh Free Academy welcomed guest barbers for a demonstration for their scholars. Scholars in the Cosmetology and Barbering programs gathered in the Eagles Nest to learn from professionals in their areas of interest.

2018-11-08 10:42:11
Teachers at South Middle School Dressed as Idioms to Celebrate Halloween!
Teachers at South Middle School dressed as idioms to celebrate halloween. An idiom is a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words

2018-11-08 09:58:04
Meadow Hill GEM School and the Empire State After School Program Offer Drumline Program
The Empire State After School program offers after school programs at the middle and high school level. Each school offers select programming to enhance their current curriculum and need.

2018-11-08 09:51:33
Newburgh Free Academy Scholars Travel on a Historic Newburgh Walking Tour
Scholars from Mrs. Ginny McCurdy and Mrs. Jennine Sileno’s 11th grade English as a New Language/ English Language Arts (ENL/ELA) classes traveled on a historic walking tour through parts of the City of Newburgh.

2018-11-07 15:22:17
South Middle School Presents: A Wrinkle in Time
South Middle School Presents: A Wrinkle in Time Thursday, November 15th and Friday, November 16th at 7pm in the Edward J. Mucci Auditorium at South Middle School.

2018-11-07 12:02:25
Heritage Families: Conference Sign-Ups
Use these links to signup for your child's parent-teacher conferences.

2018-11-07 11:33:37
NFA North Scholars Tour Orange County Emergency Management/E-911 Center
Mr. Truncale's Cooperative Work Experience class toured the Orange County Emergency Management/ E -911 Center.

2018-11-07 09:20:07
NFA Junior Rallies American Support for Athens Children with Nonprofit
This past summer, George Eliadis, a Newburgh Free Academy rising Junior proud of his Greek heritage travelled to Greece on behalf of the nonprofit he founded, Supplying Our Scholars.

2018-11-06 11:56:30
Horizons-on-the-Hudson 4th Grade Students participate in "The Native Americans of New York State."
A 45-50 minute concert program using songs, instruments, audience participation and humor to excite 4th grade students in their studies of the Haudenosaunee people (Iroquois Indians).

2018-11-06 11:10:36
NFA North Campus Faculty and Staff Celebrate Blue & Gold Day: We Are One!
NFA North Campus Faculty and Staff Celebrate Blue & Gold Day: We Are One!

2018-11-06 11:00:18
Class of 2019 Hosting 2nd Annual Family Feud
The Newburgh Class of 2019 is hosting their 2nd Annual Family Feud event on Thursday, November 8th at 6:00pm at Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus

2018-11-06 10:49:48
Scholars in Ms. Rivera’s ENL Class at SMS Present Their Myths
Sixth grade scholars in Ms. Rivera’s (English as a New Language) ENL developed myths and presented them to classmates, families, and friends. After reading myths, students developed their own stories each containing a hero and a villain.

2018-11-06 10:34:51
Photo Montage Video of Meadow Hill GEM School: We Are One!
Enjoy a photo montage video of Meadow Hill GEM School: We Are One!

2018-11-06 09:03:20
Balmville New Family Newsletter
Check out the latest Home and School Connection Newsletter. The October issue is now available.

2018-11-05 13:56:22
The Nutcracker - A Not-So-Traditional Version of the Classic Tale
Presented by the NFA Dance Department, The Nutcracker, will take place on November 30 at 7PM and December 1 at 2PM.

2018-11-05 13:00:10
The Newburgh Basics Presents at the New York State My Brother’s Keeper Pause.Reflect.Reset workshop in Albany.
On Friday, November 2, Dr. Roberto Padilla and members of the Newburgh Basics Steering Committee New York State My Brother’s Keeper Pause.Reflect.Reset workshop in Albany!

2018-11-05 07:37:36
Meadow Hill GEM School Celebrates "Dads" Take Your Kids to School Day
Meadow Hill GEM School Celebrates "Dads" Take Your Kids to School Day and welcomed Dads and Dad figures to spend time with their child at school.

2018-11-02 15:51:54
Newburgh Free Academy West Campus Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month!
Scholars at Newburgh Free Academy's West Campus celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month by showcasing flags of different countries (hand made by our scholars) and sampling different types of music and dance.

2018-11-02 15:28:32
Newburgh Free Academy Hosts: Newburgh Through the Lens of Art Show
Local collections of paintings and prints that highlight Newburgh’s history, architecture and natural beauty were shown. This show highlighted over 40 watercolors, colorful oil paintings as well as pencil sketches.

2018-11-02 11:48:14
Horizons-on-the-Hudson Inducts 18 to National Elementary Honor Society
18 Fourth & Fifth Graders Were Inducted to the NEHS on Wednesday, October 31.

2018-11-02 08:24:15
GAMS Hosts 2nd Annual Leader in Me Job Fair
GAMS held it’s 2nd Annual Leader in Me Job Fair in their Active Learning Space for students on October 30th.

2018-11-02 07:37:02
NFA Hosts: Spooktacular Cabaret
Newburgh Free Academy hosted a Spooktacular Cabaret last week. A series of performers provided entertainment to a packed Black Box Theater!

2018-11-01 18:11:22
NECSD Honors and Celebrates Parent Volunteers
Members of various parent volunteer groups were celebrated at a recent Board of Education meeting. Parents from Parent Teacher Associations/Organizations/Groups and Booster Clubs were honored with certifications and kind words.

2018-11-01 17:23:13
NECSD Celebrates NYS Board Appreciation Week!
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District Celebrated NYS Board Appreciation Week at our last Board of Education meeting. Board members were welcomed to the meeting with our NFA Varsity Cheerleaders and serenaded by a student violinist.

2018-11-01 17:17:37
Scholars from Temple Hill Academy and NFA North Campus participate in Safe School Ambassadors Training
Scholars were recommended to be charter members of a new group that is forming in various schools called Safe School Ambassadors®. Safe Schools Ambassadors is a national program that only a small number of students are honored through selection.

2018-11-01 17:08:09
Newburgh Free Academy Hosts 2nd Annual Blue & Gold Gala
Students with certain grade and attendance levels are invited to attend the annual Blue & Gold Gala. Check out some photos from the event!

2018-11-01 16:46:56
Student Spotlight: Meet Julius Olitan
Julius Olitan is a senior at Newburgh Free Academy’s Main Campus. Over the summer, Julius traveled to the Philippines, met with local dignitaries, and delivered supplies to children in need.

2018-11-01 15:02:33
Class of 2019 Hosts Blue & Gold 5K
The inaugural Blue & Gold 5K welcomed runners and walkers throughout the area.

2018-11-01 14:48:39
21st Century After-School Academy's Opening Week Was a Huge Success
21st Century After-School Academy's opening week was a huge success at Balmville, GAMS, GLA, HOH, and VG. Students at those schools were treated to demonstrations by community based organizations which included Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh, Zylofon

2018-10-31 14:01:31
Balmville Hosts Family Literacy Superhero Night
The most important indicator for a child's success in school is family involvement. In order to work toward this, Balmville School hosted a Family Literacy Superhero Night on October 18, 2018.

2018-10-31 13:10:49
The Newburgh Basics Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary
The Newburgh Basics community initiative celebrated their 1 Year Anniversary on October 26th at Head Start of Eastern Orange County. There were guest speakers and activities encompassing the 5 Basics.

2018-10-31 12:59:03
Empire After-School Program Registration is Now Live.
Registration for the Empire State After-School Program is now available for students in grades 6-12. Register online now. Space is limited!

2018-10-31 11:56:02
Peer Group Connection Mentor Program Kicks Off at NFA North
Over 150 scholars at Newburgh Free Academy’s North Campus are participating in a Peer Group Connection mentoring program.

2018-10-31 11:51:48
Newburgh Free Academy hosted their annual Powderpuff Football Game
Ladies in the junior and senior classes competed against each other in a flag football team as the annual tradition continued.

2018-10-31 10:35:54
Newburgh Free Academy Celebrates Pep Rally and Homecoming!
All three campuses of Newburgh Free Academy came together and celebrated their Pep Rally this October. Scholars from each grade competed in fun games and showed their spirit and pride in being a Newburgh Goldback!

2018-10-31 10:32:51
NFA West Scholar Participates in Internship with Executive Director of Facilities and Operations
NFA West Scholar, Lawrence Coleman, is participating in his third internship through the internship program at his high school.

2018-10-30 09:32:16
Four Members of NECSD Board of Education Present to NFA West Scholars
Newburgh Free Academy’s West Campus welcomed four members of our Board of Education as panelists to discuss their experiences with career and as members of the board.

2018-10-30 09:27:44
Scholars at Heritage Middle School Participate in “Literacy Escape”
The event was held during a half-day of school and included: reading scary stories, writing their own scary stories, finishing story/sharing with classmates, and free reading time.

2018-10-30 09:17:31
Peter and the Starcatcher - Novemeber 1-3
NFA Before Broadway Theater Co Presents Peter and the Starcatcher. Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.

2018-10-29 13:41:46
NFA P-Tech Scholars Participate in DEC Program: Day in the Life of the Hudson Estuary 2018
Newburgh Free Academy P-TECH scholars alongside the Scenic Hudson Educators hosted a “Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor” event at Long Dock Park in Beacon, NY and at the People's Waterfront in Newburgh, NY on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

2018-10-29 10:38:16
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.

2018-10-29 10:19:35
Newburgh Through the Lens of Art - Art Show this week
On Thursday, November 1, 2018, from 4:00pm-8:00pm at Newburgh Free Academy’s Main Campus, Eagle’s Nest Gallery, local collections of paintings and prints that highlight Newburgh’s history, architecture and natural beauty will be shown.

2018-10-29 10:06:19
NFA Cosmetology Scholars to Host Senior Clinic every Friday!
12th grade scholars in the NFA Cosmetology program will be hosting a clinic each Friday, periods 1-4.

2018-10-26 13:33:40
Meadow Hill Fall Parent Night // Noche De Padres De Otono
Join Meadow Hill and their faculty and staff for a Meadow Hill Fall Parent Night: Let's Talk about Bullying // Noche De Padres De Otono: Comencemos la conversación sobre el bullying.

2018-10-26 12:51:32
School Start/End Time Survey for Parents
Attention ALL parents of K-12 scholars, we're looking for your input! We're researching how start and end times of the school day impact our scholars and their families.

2018-10-24 14:36:04
NFA Scholars Attend Hispanic College Fair
Scholars from our three high school campuses (NFA Main, NFA North, and NFA West) attended the Hispanic College Fair on Thursday Oct, 18th.

2018-10-24 09:09:29
Statement from the District Regarding Investigation.
The NECSD has released a statement concerning the ongoing investigation by the District Attorney's office.

2018-10-23 21:57:35
Ms. Hoffman’s Fifth Grade Students Write for Change
Horizons-on-the-Hudson fifth grade class wrote letters to the musician Michael Franti in response to his song “Same as it Ever Was.”

2018-10-22 11:44:55
NECSD Celebrates Annual Pink Day!
Over the last four years, Pink Day has become a district event knowing that many of our faculty, staff, and students have been affected by not only Breast Cancer, but all forms of cancer.

2018-10-18 15:58:54
Newburgh Cross Country Teams on a Tear
Read about the seasons of the Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams!

2018-10-18 14:47:43
NFA Varsity Girls Swimming & Diving Team Honors Seniors
Twelve senior swimmers from the NFA Varsity Girls Swimming & Diving Team were honored during the swim meet against Minisink Valley.

2018-10-18 14:33:38
Inside MHS video: Open House
Enjoy highlights from Meadow Hill School's Open House!

2018-10-17 09:56:34
School Counselors and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Attend Talk at Mount St. Mary College
School Counselors, Ms. Angela Boone and Ms. La'Shawn Martinez, along with other support personnel from NECSD attended the CARD Conference and presentation Restorative Justice: Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline, sponsored by MSMC and the NECSD

2018-10-16 14:47:07
Newburgh Free Academy Guidance Department Hosted College & Career Night
Parents and high school scholars attended College & Career Night hosted by Newburgh Free Academy’s Guidance Department last week.

2018-10-16 14:30:05
Board of Education Accepts Donation from Newburgh Chamber Music
Theresa Brown, Director of Fine and Performing Arts for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District presented at the Board of Education meeting last week in recognition of Newburgh Chamber Music and their donation of supplies to our string instrumenta

2018-10-16 14:12:26
Mr. Torrance Harvey, Mayor of the City of Newburgh Presents to NFA West Scholars
Mr. Torrance Harvey, teacher at Newburgh Free Academy’s North Campus and mayor for the City of Newburgh presented to scholars at Newburgh Free Academy’s West Campus as part of a regular speaker series hosted by the high school campus.

2018-10-16 14:06:32
Newburgh Armory Unity Center Presents Opportunities to NFA West Scholars
Mr. Robert Pagliaro from the Newburgh Armory Unity Center presented to scholars at Newburgh Free Academy’s West Campus. Mr. Pagliaro talked to scholars about volunteer and opportunities for learning that occur at the Armory every Saturday.

2018-10-16 13:48:53
Scholars Continue to Receive Chromebooks as Part of District's One to One Device Program
Scholars in Mrs. Schneeweiss’ 10th grade English class received new Chromebooks with the help of Mr. Matthew Decker, Instructional Technology Facilitator (ITF) at Newburgh Free Academy’s Main campus.

2018-10-16 13:14:50
Vails Gate Hosts "A Day in the Life"
Two 5th grade classes from Vails Gate STEAM Academy traveled to Plum Point, Kowawessee Park to host and participate in

2018-10-16 12:24:43
School Safety Town Hall Meetings
Newburgh Enlarged City School District Superintendent Dr. Roberto Padilla invites families and community members to attend one of two school safety town hall meetings to gather input and address school campus safety concerns

2018-10-16 10:39:44
Inside MHS video: Thinking Maps
Take a look at the latest installment of Inside Meadow Hill School to learn about Thinking Maps!

2018-10-15 15:37:05
NFA Main Scholars Receive Their One to One Chromebooks
Scholars at Newburgh Free Academy’s Main Campus are introduced to their Chromebooks in English class. This fall, all scholars in grades 3-10 received one to one devices to help enhance their learning experience.

2018-10-12 13:46:07
Members of Newburgh Chamber Music Recognized at the Board of Education Meeting
Members of Newburgh Chamber Music were recognized at the Board of Education meeting this week for their donation of supplies to our string instrumental program.

2018-10-12 11:45:40
NFA North Campus Hosts: Sabor Latino
he goal was to bring an acknowledgement of the many contributions and achievements that Latinos / Hispanics have made throughout the US.

2018-10-12 10:51:53
Certified Nursing Assistant Scholars Educate Peers and Teachers in Observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Mrs. Linda Romano, 2018 ACTE Teacher of the Year, and scholars in the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) are on a mission to educate their peers, teachers, and visitors to their high school building about the warning signs of Breast Cancer.

2018-10-12 09:49:29
Newburgh Schools Participate In Fire Prevention Week Activities (Oct. 7-13)
Many of our schools participated in activities surrounding Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 7-13).

2018-10-11 13:43:44
The Newburgh Basics Celebrates First Anniversary With A Mural
Community Paints Mural to Celebrate The Newburgh Basics First Anniversary

2018-10-11 13:22:34
"Dads" Take Your Child to School Day at Meadow Hill! Friday, October 26, 2018
Please RSVP by October 19th for Meadow Hill's "Dads" Take Your Child to School Day at Meadow Hill! Friday, October 26, 2018

2018-10-11 09:15:58
NFA North Guidance Department Hosts: Parent Workshops
Parents of 9th and 10th graders at NFA North are invited to join the NFA Guidance Department for three parent workshops throughout the year.

2018-10-09 14:11:29
NFA North Parents: Making the Most of High School Workshop - 8AM-9AM on Friday, October 12, 2018
The Making the Most of High School Workshop will take place at NFA North in Room 303 from 8:00am-9:00am on Friday, October 12, 2018.

2018-10-04 12:49:18
Heritage Middle School Families - Open House - October 4, 2018
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Open House this coming Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM.

2018-10-03 13:30:04
NFA College Planning Night and College/Career Fair - Oct. 10, 2018
One night, both events. The College Planning Night will begin 5:30PM. Then the College and Career Fair will begin at 6:30PM.

2018-10-03 12:23:40
New Windsor School Teacher Secures James Patterson Classroom Library Grant
NECSD & New Windsor School are proud to announce that Ms. Karen Roberts, a grade 2 teacher, has secured a classroom grant from the James Patterson and Scholastic Book Clubs.

2018-10-02 07:22:53
Ms. Christine McCartney and Group of Scholars from NFA P-TECH are Finalists for $100K Grant
We are excited to announce that Newburgh Free Academy P-TECH (formerly Excelsior Academy) scholars are finalists for a $100,000 grant as part of their work with student group Global to Local.

2018-10-01 17:25:21
Please Join Us For Our Educator Recruitment Day
In partnertship with Mount Saint Mary College, we will be hosting an Educator Recruitment Day on March 23, 2019. Districts can sign up to meet with candidates in the education field. Candidates sign up to meet with districts throughout the greater Hu

2018-10-01 11:45:41
21st Century After-School Program Applications Now Available
The 21st Century Afterschool Academy is an afterschool program where students can get Academic tutoring along with enrichment activities. The program will be held at the student's school (Balmville, GAMS, Gardnertown, Horizons, and Vails Gate student

2018-10-01 10:33:27
Newburgh Free Academy Honors Veterans and Local Hero Private Walter Allison
On Friday, September 21, 2018, Newburgh Free Academy honored veterans who graduated from Newburgh Free Academy.

2018-10-01 09:51:27
Parents Visit South Middle School for Fall in Love with Writing Author's Celebration
Scholars and their parents gathered in Ms. Rivera’s 6th grade English as a New Language (ENL) class for a special presentation. Scholars presented a personal narrative that they have been working on for the last couple of weeks.

2018-10-01 09:11:21
Scholars Work on Writing Project with Chromebooks at NFA North
Instructional Technology Facilitator (ITF), Ms. Jaclyn Holmes helped scholars familiarize themselves with transcribing their written essays to a document on their Chromebooks.

2018-10-01 08:49:34
Heritage Middle School Hosts Dads Take Your Kids to School Day!
The cafeteria at Heritage Middle School was packed with scholars and their fathers. Fathers and father figures were invited to spend time in the morning learning more about their child's school day experience.

2018-10-01 08:44:16
Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Hosts First Blood Drive of the Year
Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus hosted their first blood drive of the year. High school seniors Marissa Sheehan and Brandon Ryan served as captains and expected to see receive more donors than previous years.

2018-10-01 08:34:06
NFA Alumni Speak to Scholars about Youth Police Initiative
Scholars in the Forensics, Security, and Law Academy at Newburgh Free Academy’s North Campus learned from City of Newburgh Police officers and recent alumni about the Young Police Initiative.

2018-10-01 08:31:58
NECSD Presents Updated Proposal for Capital Work
At the regularly scheduled Newburgh Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Superintendent Dr. Roberto Padilla and members of the Facilities Planning Committee presented an updated vision and plan for all of the school buildings wi

2018-10-01 08:28:42
Two NFA Seniors Win National Video Competition
Crystal Ruiz and Therese Fischer, both seniors at Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Advanced Video Production class won the National CareerSafe Youth Safety Video contest this summer.

2018-10-01 08:17:30
NFA North Scholars Present Summer Research Projects to Board of Education
Scholars from Ms. Kristin Oberle’s Advanced Research Methods classes at Newburgh Free Academy’s North Campus presented to the Board of Education on Tuesday.

2018-10-01 07:56:47
Two NFA North Campus Scholars Commended in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program
Mr. Matteo Doddo, principal of Newburgh Free Academy’s North Campus announced that Martin F. Pettico and Annie Yang have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.

2018-10-01 07:52:49
Dr. Padilla Encourages NFA West Scholars to Reflect on Leadership
Scholars at Newburgh Free Academy’s West Campus heard from Superintendent, Dr. Roberto Padilla as part of their guest speaker series.

2018-09-28 10:08:29
NFA West Scholars Learn from Local Entrepreneur
Scholars at Newburgh Free Academy’s West Campus heard from a local entrepreneur and artist as part of their weekly time designated to learn about internship opportunities, community, and future careers.

2018-09-28 10:01:36
NECSD Celebrates NYS School Breakfast Day
On Wednesday, September 26th, NECSD celebrated New York State School Breakfast Day and we’re celebrating with warm confetti pancakes, juice, and milk! Research shows eating breakfast at school improves student performance, health and behavior.

2018-09-27 09:01:21
Newburgh Basics: Little Rembrandts for 0-4 Year Olds
Families and Caregivers of children 0-4 years old can learn how to engage student in learning through Art with hands-on-activities.

2018-09-26 13:19:27
Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Unveils Three Updated Cafeterias
On Friday, September 21st, Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus welcomed American Dairy Association North East, NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60 organization, and retired NY Jets full back, Mr. Tony Richardson for a ribbon cutting ceremony.

2018-09-25 10:42:15
NECSD Members Visit Google
Administrators from the Newburgh Enlarged City School District visited Google in New York City over the summer. The purpose of the trip was to better understand the Google product, specifically Google Classroom.

2018-09-25 09:56:17
South Middle School Title I Parent Surveys
The SMS Title I Parent Survey is available in both English and Spanish. It is important for parents to take the survey as it impacts our decision making. Thank you for your time.

2018-09-24 12:56:23
Letter to Heritage Middle School Families
Dear Heritage Families, It is important to us at Heritage that we provide as much information to parents as possible. Daily school announcements, a monthly Parent Institute letter (filled with great parent information), Heritage events & updates a

2018-09-24 09:58:11
NFA 5k Color Run - October 20th! Sign up here!
Join us for the inaugural NFA 5K Color Run on Saturday, October 20th. Registration starts at 7:00am and step off will be around 8:15am.

2018-09-18 10:20:57
Newburgh Debate Team Travels to Yale to Compete
here were 209 teams in the Public Forum field. These teams came from all over the country including California, Arizona, Florida, Texas. Additionally, schools that ranked in the top 14th at Nationals were also there participating.

2018-09-18 10:07:38
NECSD Launches School Leadership Program for Current Teachers
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District, in collaboration with SUNY at New Paltz and the Mid-Hudson School Study Council are launching the Newburgh School Leadership Academy on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus.

2018-09-18 09:54:17
Board Members, Our Superintendent, and Central Staff Members Welcome Back Students
Board members, Dr. Padilla, and members of our central staff traveled to each school on the opening days of school to welcome our scholars and celebrate the start of a new year.

2018-09-18 09:48:47
Every NECSD Employee Celebrates Welcome Back Convocation
Every employee in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District was invited to a welcoming convocation. Dr. Padilla, our Board of Education President, Ms. Carole Mineo, our three union leaders, and our interim Executive Director of Technology addressed

2018-09-18 09:43:32
Peer Group Connection Mentors Develop Skills to Mentor Younger Students
Peer Group Connection Mentors attended a retreat that not only gave participants the strategies and skills needed in order to be successful and impactful role models, but also provided time where students bonded and formed strong and lasting relation

2018-09-17 15:54:05
Vails Gate STEAM Academy Welcomes New Kindergarten Scholars
All elementary schools hosted Orientation events for incoming Kindergarten scholars during the week leading up to the first day of school.

2018-09-17 14:43:45
New Windsor School Welcomes New Kindergarten Scholars
All elementary schools hosted Orientation events for incoming Kindergarten scholars during the week leading up to the first day of school.

2018-09-17 14:38:26
GAMS TECH School Welcomes New Pre-K & Kindergarten Scholars
All elementary schools hosted Orientation events for incoming Pre-K and Kindergarten scholars during the week leading up to the first day of school.

2018-09-17 14:33:27
NFA West Campus Welcomes Incoming 9th Grade Scholars
Incoming 9th grade scholars participated in a week-long summer bridge program at Newburgh Free Academy’s West Campus.

2018-09-17 13:28:33
STRIPES Leads PBIS ROAR Pledge at Temple Hill
Stripes reminded students to be ready to learn, show ownership, to be accepting, and to be respectful.

2018-09-17 13:14:12
NFA Main Campus Welcomes Incoming 9th Grade Scholars
Incoming 9th grade scholars participated in a two-day orientation at their specific high school.

2018-09-17 11:50:03
NFA North Campus Welcomes Incoming 9th Grade Scholars
Incoming 9th grade scholars participated in a two-day orientation at their specific high school.

2018-09-17 11:48:57
South Middle School Welcomes New 6th Grade Scholars
All middle schools hosted a “411 of Middle School” event for incoming 6th grade scholars during the week leading up to the first day of school.

2018-09-17 11:01:05
Heritage Middle School Welcomes New 6th Grade Scholars
All middle schools hosted a “411 of Middle School” event for incoming 6th grade scholars during the week leading up to the first day of school.

2018-09-17 10:59:08
Meadow Hill GEMS School Welcomes New 6th Grade Scholars
All middle schools hosted a “411 of Middle School” event for incoming 6th grade scholars during the week leading up to the first day of school.

2018-09-17 10:56:57
Temple Hill Academy Welcomes New 6th Grade Scholars
All middle schools hosted a “411 of Middle School” event for incoming 6th grade scholars during the week leading up to the first day of school.

2018-09-17 10:55:04
Newburgh’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Hosts Launch Academy
Scholars and their families of Newburgh’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Launch Academy program attended a workshop prior to the start of the school year. Dr. Padilla, Superintendent of the NECSD, and other members of our community presented.

2018-09-17 10:44:14
NECSD Co-Sponsors 5th Annual Back to School BBQ in Downing Park
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District co-sponsored the 5th Annual Back to School BBQ in Downing Park. We Are Newburgh: Peace, Love, Unity, created the event in hopes of providing students with the necessary supplies and support for a success.

2018-09-17 10:41:52
District Administrators Take Time to Prepare for New Year
Administrators throughout the Newburgh Enlarged City School District participated in a leadership retreat with a chance to reconnect after the summer months and renew focus toward the goals for the upcoming academic year.

2018-09-17 10:39:30
Newburgh Free Academy Celebrates August Graduates
Newburgh Free Academy celebrated 39 August graduates at a ceremony held at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus. Scholars and parents were filled with emotion and excitement as their scholars crossed the stage to receive their high school diploma.

2018-09-17 10:35:58
Sign up for Heritage Middle School's Dads Take Your Child To School Day
Heritage Middle School is hosting it's annual Dads Take Your Child To School Day event. Be sure to sign up and return the form to participate!

2018-09-14 15:45:38
Empire State After-School Program Parent Survey
Please take this survey to help us create after-school programs that are the most fitting for your child's wants and needs. Your feedback is important in our decision making.

2018-09-14 09:16:46
Pre- K Enrollment Still Available
There’s still time to enroll your child in our Pre-K program! Limited slots are still available until October 3rd, 2018.

2018-09-14 09:06:05
Letter from Dr. Padilla: Welcome to the New 2018-2019 School Year
Please take a moment to read a letter from our Superintendent, Dr. Padilla, welcoming our entire NECSD community to a successful new school year!

2018-09-06 07:59:38
Heritage Middle School - First Day Room Assignments

2018-09-05 08:19:09
*NEW DATE* - Horizons-on-the-Hudson Block Party - September 5 at Noon
The annual HOH Block Party will take place on September 5 from noon until 3:00pm for Horizons' families.

2018-08-23 14:02:22
August Regents Schedule 2018
August Regents will take place on Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17.

2018-08-14 09:38:58
Letter from New Horizon's Principal - Mr. Glowacki
A welcome letter from the new principal, Mr. Glowacki, is now available.

2018-08-14 09:05:07
Update Your Child's Bus Stop by August 13th!
If your child will be picked up or dropped off at a location other than your home address of record, an Alternate Stop Form must be submitted to the Transportation Department no later than August 13, 2018 for the start of the school year.

2018-08-03 12:30:23
Register Now for the 411 of Middle School Event
The 411 Of Middle School, Monday and Tuesday, August 27 and 28, 2018 8:30am – 12:30pm: All middle school locations Event is for scholars only. Transportation will be provided. Must RSVP.

2018-07-24 14:51:19
21st Century Program Offers LEGO Academy for Scholars
Sixty students (from GAMS, Gardnertown, Horizons on the Hudson, and Balmville) who participated in the 21st Century After-School Program during the 2017-18 school year have an opportunity to participate in the 21st Century Summer LEGO Academy.

2018-07-19 10:00:03
Fall Sports Information
Fall sports start dates and fall sports clearance procedure is now available for review.

2018-07-18 15:17:42
Summer Learning Resources for Students and Parents
This summer, take some time to keep learning. Just because school isn't in session doesn't mean you can't find time to learn.

2018-07-18 09:36:50
School Supply Lists
Some school supplies lists are now available for download here on the district website. More schools should be available in the near future, keep checking back.

2018-07-17 13:09:25
South Middle Welcomed New 6th Grade Scholars!
Attendees shared lunch, met new friends, faculty and staff, listened to a presentation about the school, and traveled throughout the building on a scavenger hunt.

2018-07-03 10:18:00
Heritage Middle Welcomed New 6th Grade Scholars!
Scholars were given a virtual tour of the building and were able to meet a few members of the faculty and staff of the building.

2018-07-03 09:18:15
Meadow Hill GEM School End of the Year Video!
Enjoy highlights from Meadow Hill School in their end of the year video.

2018-07-02 16:26:37
Balmville Celebrates Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony!
Enjoy a video from the special event!

2018-07-02 16:11:47
Newburgh Free Academy Celebrates Class of 2018
Newburgh Free Academy celebrated its 147th graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 21, 2018. 652 scholars from our three high school campuses donned their gaps and gowns to walk across Academy Field to receive their diploma.

2018-06-27 14:35:29
Two NFA Scholars Represent Newburgh at the National Speech & Debate Tournament
They were considered part of the top 3% in the Nation. There were over 4,000 students from America and 16 other countries. In the branch of Debate that they do, Public Forum, there were about 580 students.

2018-06-26 14:59:34
34 Scholars Honored with NYS Seal of Biliteracy
The New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages, in addition to English.

2018-06-26 10:03:37
New Windsor School Scholars Host Final PBIS Program Activity
New Windsor School held their final Gold Card activity “Fun in the Sun” on June 20th as part of their PBIS program.

2018-06-26 10:02:27
Contest Winner, Crystal Perez, Designs New Windsor School Buddy Bench
Along with Ms. De Forest, the Art teacher at NWS and the help of other students, the bench is now painted and complete. We look forward to sitting with our buddies soon!

2018-06-26 10:00:10
Heritage Middle School Celebrates Grade 8 Moving Up Ceremony
Enjoy photos, award recipients, and the program from the Heritage Middle School grade 8 moving up ceremony.

2018-06-25 10:04:20
Horizons on the Hudson Celebrates Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony
Dr. Lucas, principal of Horizons on the Hudson gave a welcome speech. Simone Maldonado, President of the HOH Chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society gave the student speech.

2018-06-25 09:43:15
Registration for NFA Summer School Program
Registration for the NFA summer school program will begin on Monday, June 25.

2018-06-22 11:32:12
Nearly All Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus Scholars Complete Internships
95% of scholars who attend Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus completed an internship this year. This is an increase of 14% from last year’s participation in their internship program.

2018-06-22 10:00:44
Newburgh Enlarged City School District Celebrates All Retirees
All retirees were invited to a reception and recognized at the Board of Education earlier this week. We thank all of our retirees for their many years of service, dedication, and love that they've given to our school district.

2018-06-22 09:36:39
Gidney Avenue Memorial School Celebrates Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony!
All children in the Kindergarten classes sang songs to celebrate the occasion and to highlight all that they have learned throughout the year.

2018-06-22 09:22:07
Newburgh Free Academy Athletes Celebrate at Block N Dinner
Enjoy photos from the Newburgh Free Academy 2018 Block N Dinner.

2018-06-22 09:07:46
Temple Hill Academy Celebrates 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony
Enjoy some photos from the 8th grade Moving Up Ceremony at Temple Hill Academy!

2018-06-22 08:58:21
Fostertown School Celebrates 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony!
Enjoy photos and acknowledgments from the event.

2018-06-21 13:09:31
Summer Meals For Kids and Teens
Again this summer, there will be various sites in the community serving nutritious meals for all children 18 and younger! No enrollment or cost!

2018-06-21 13:04:04
Photos from the Kinder-gator Moving Up Ceremony!
Enjoy some photos from the Kinder-gator Moving Up Ceremony at Vails Gate STEAM Academy!

2018-06-21 10:37:04
New Windsor Hosts Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony!
Enjoy some photos from New Windsor School's Moving Up Ceremony

2018-06-21 10:29:16
GAMS K-5 Music Classes Put on Musical Revue
Earlier this month at GAMS, the K-5 music classes of Ms. Reed's put on the musical revue "Positive, A Celebration of Happy Thoughts."

2018-06-20 20:14:04
Newburgh Free Academy Celebrates Scholarship and High Honors Recipients
139 scholarships, given by over 90 sponsors, totaled more than $125,000 for our scholars this year. Also celebrated were 140 of our High Honors scholars, those who earned a grade point average above a 89.5.

2018-06-20 09:30:26
Temple Hill Academy's National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony
On May 31st, Temple Hill Academy inducted 31 new students into their chapter of The National Junior Honor Society. This sets a new record for Temple Hill Academy.

2018-06-20 09:15:17
Newburgh Free Academy Seniors Celebrate Prom!
Senior scholars celebrated the traditional event of prom on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Anthony's Pier 9 in New Windsor. Enjoy some photos from the Newburgh Waterfront before scholars celebrated the commemorative event!

2018-06-19 16:40:15
Over 70 Scholars from the Health Science Career Education Pathway Celebrated with Pinning Ceremony
Pins were presented to candidates for completion of requirements for: NYS Certified Nursing Assistant, Health Aide, and Health Science Course Completion.

2018-06-18 15:19:22
Ms. Analise Reed's Music Classes Present: "Positive, A Celebration of Positive Thoughts"
On Wednesday, June 6, GAMS and Ms. Analise Reed's music classes presented "Positive, A Celebration of Positive Thoughts" with a celebration of song and dance, and a positive message.

2018-06-18 14:59:32
Seventh and Eighth Graders Visit Storm King Art Center
On June 15, 2018 Mrs. Alexis McKoy-Yakle's 7th and 8th grade students went to Storm King Art Center. They completed hands-on activities in all four subjects and had rich conversations about the art they viewed.

2018-06-18 13:29:35
2018 NFA Graduation Information
Information on cap and gown pickup, senior picnic, and the graduation ceremony is available.

2018-06-18 12:36:13
Heritage Middle School's Irish Music Club Performs at Local Nursing Home
On June 16, residents of Newburgh's Sapphire Nursing Home were treated to a morning performance of Irish traditional songs and polkas by Heritage Middle School's Irish Music Club.

2018-06-18 12:30:37
The District's Transition to Google is Underway
The district will be transitioning to Google on July 1, 2018. Check out the latest news on this transition.

2018-06-18 08:49:11
Newburgh Free Academy Inducts 135 scholars into 82nd National Honor Society Ceremony
During the program, Mr. Nee, co-advisor for National Honor Society was celebrated. Mr. Nee has been the advisor of National Honor Society for 20 years.

2018-06-14 13:38:13
NFA West Scholars Hand out Awards
Scholars, faculty, and staff members attended the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, June 6th to hand out awards to those who helped to positively influence the experience of scholars at Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus this year.

2018-06-14 12:50:15
AP Studio and Art Hosts Opening Reception at NFA Gallery
Scholars in AP Studio and Art highlighted multiple pieces that they completed throughout the year. Scholars ranged from sophomores to seniors.

2018-06-14 12:18:20
17 Inaugural NFA PTECH Excelsior Scholars are “Double Grads” Earn Both High School Diploma and Associate’s Degree
17 students from Newburgh Free Academy’s, PTECH Excelsior Academy are set to walk at the SUNY Orange graduation on Thursday, May 17, 2018 and graduate from Newburgh Free Academy on Thursday, June 21, 2018.

2018-06-14 08:30:26
Balmville ENL Scholars Visit Marist College
On May 30th the ENL students at Balmville School were invited to visit the campus at Marist College for a second year in a row.

2018-06-13 14:00:29
Heritage Middle School Celebrates National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Heritage Middle School inducted 43 scholars into the Vincent E. Hufford Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society on May 30, 2018.

2018-06-13 12:49:08
NFA West Scholar Interns with Vails Gate STEAM Academy Kindergarten Class!
As part of his internship, Mr. Dixon observed and learned about the inner workings of a classroom setting for a few hours each week. 95% of Newburgh Free Academy, West campus scholars completed an internship this year.

2018-06-13 12:06:55
Varsity Girls Softball Team Named Individual Student Athletes and Full Teams by OCIAA
At the end of each sports season, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) honors those teams and individuals that excel in the classroom.

2018-06-13 11:23:18
Instant College Admissions Series at NFA Saves and Awards Money for Scholars
The objective of the 2017-2018 Instant College Admissions Series at Newburgh Free Academy is to reduce financial and logistical barriers to higher education.

2018-06-13 10:39:32
Meadow Hill Hosts 2nd Annual “Senior” Prom for Local Senior Residents
On Friday, June 8, Meadow Hill GEMS students and staff hosted their 2nd annual "senior" prom for local senior community residents.

2018-06-13 10:35:51
Meadow Hill Holds 5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation
Meadow Hill would like to congratulate this year’s 5th grade D.A.R.E. participants. D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) instruction helps facilitate the prevention of drug use by developing basic core skills needed for safe and responsible li

2018-06-13 10:27:59
Horizons on the Hudson Fifth Graders Present Exhibition
Horizons on the Hudson International Baccalaureate World School fifth grade students hosted their annual Exhibition last week, presenting projects based on the theme How We Express Ourselves.

2018-06-13 09:48:38
Heritage Middle School Hosted 3rd Annual 5K!
The event course began at the HMS Bus Circle, continued west on Union Avenue to Temple Hill Academy and back to HMS.

2018-06-12 16:53:25
Newburgh Preservation Association Highlights NFA Artists and Newburgh Landmarks
The Newburgh Preservation Association hosted a photography exhibit that showcases the talents of NFA’s student photographers as well as Newburgh’s rich architectural and landscape heritage, creating a treasure hunt throughout the community.

2018-06-12 16:34:03
Technology Department Celebrates Successful Year
The Technology Department hosted a celebration of the implementation of technology throughout the district. Faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the successful integration of the Promethean technology throughout the district.

2018-06-12 14:44:40
Meadow Hill Mural Design Class Enter Rain Barrel Contest by Liberty Coca-Cola
The Mural Design at Meadow Hill offered through the NECSD Empire After-School Program entered a Rain Barrel contest hosted by Liberty Coca-Cola. Rain barrels have been unveiled and certificates were presented.

2018-06-12 14:34:20
6th grader Angelo Reade Wins NYS Senator Larkin Poster Contest!
Senator William J. Larkin, Jr., New York State Senator of the 39th District welcomed students to participate in a poster making contest in celebration of Earth Day.

2018-06-12 14:09:46
Fostertown ETC Magnet School’s Production of: Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Jr.
This musical gives our students the opportunity to actively practice components of the New York State Elementary Learning Standards for the Arts in Theatre.

2018-06-12 08:31:58
HOH Celebrates their Tale Wagging Tutor!
The five and six year olds in Mrs. Ambrosetti and Mrs. Bell’s kindergarten class welcome Charlie, the Tail Wagging Tutor, with a boisterous, “Charlie’s here! Hi, Charlie!”

2018-06-12 07:53:39
Newburgh Basics Partners with Birthing Center at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital
he purpose of the sessions is to develop a partnership between those who welcome our youngest scholars to the world and their parents in an attempt to educate everyone about the specifics and benefits of The Newburgh Basics.

2018-06-11 15:32:21
Meadow Hill Holds 2nd Annual Color Run
The mission of this organization is to bring people together and make the world a happier, healthier place.

2018-06-11 13:10:56
Meadow Hill Scholars Present Computer Science Creations
he projects created promote student awareness of interactive systems and broaden their understanding of abstract computer science concepts. These projects include interactive art, wearable technology and mechanical devices.

2018-06-11 13:01:45
Newburgh Free Academy Hosts Department Awards
Departments gave our various awards recognizing excellence of our scholars in various areas. Departments included: Bilingual Education, English Language Arts, Fine & Performing Arts, Guidance, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages.

2018-06-07 15:54:25
Meet the Varsity Girl's Golf Team
The girl's team was 8-7 overall, 5-5 in the league. Cameron Roth qualified for the Section Championship tournament with an average score of 16.5 over par.

2018-06-07 15:17:06
Meet the Varsity Boy's Golf Team
The team this year was comprised of all new starters and ended their season with a record of 4-9.

2018-06-07 15:10:52
JROTC Hosts Award Ceremony - Recognizes Over 5,000 Hours of Community Service
Nearly 5,000 hours of community service, dozens of prestigious awards given, and a prom-posal! Take a few minutes to learn more about the outstanding group of scholars and leaders that make up our JROTC program at Newburgh Free Academy.

2018-06-07 10:08:56
District, in Partnership with Marist College, Receives $775,000 Grant
Newburgh Enlarged City School District, in Partnership with Marist College, Receives Early College High School Partnership Program Grant ($775,000 over 4.5 years)

2018-06-07 10:08:53
Kick Off to Middle School BBQ - June 26, 2018
South MS, Meadow Hill School, Temple Hill Academy, and Heritage MS will be hosting a Transitioning to Middle School BBQ on June 26, 2018

2018-06-07 09:48:22
Horizons on the Hudson Honor Society Students Meet Assemblyman Skoufis
Read more here!

2018-06-06 15:22:07
B.A. STAR Female Scholars Attend Cotillion!
Mentees were treated to an evening of elegance thanks to the benevolence Mrs. Carol Johnson-Cromer and the Mid-Hudson Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

2018-06-06 11:53:07
June 2018 Regents Schedule
The June 2018 Regents schedule is available. Regents run June 5, 12th-14th, and 18-20th. Please be sure to arrive on time for your exams.

2018-06-05 13:12:28
SMS 6th grade Intramural Basketball
Our athletes organized themselves into teams and competed against each other each week in 4 on 4, half court games.

2018-06-05 12:07:43
Heritage Middle School Exam Schedule
The Heritage Middle School June Assessment Schedule is available for download.

2018-06-05 09:18:45
NFA BBTC Performed Student Run: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
The production was entirely student run, with a little help from Ms. Fay Pacht, Theatre Arts Educator / Drama Director at Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus.

2018-06-04 14:40:46
Artist Matt Maley Presents to Students at NFA Main
Mr. Maley is an illustrator, sculpture, design artist, and creator of large maps, similar to that of Where’s Waldo where views seek out hidden objects, figures, or characters.

2018-06-04 14:26:09
66 Scholars from NFA North Campus Earn Security Certificates
Sixty-six scholars from Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus received certificates as a result of completion of work with the Criminal Justice and Emergency Management courses offered at their high school.

2018-06-04 12:23:36
Empire Drumline Performs at 6th Annual Newburgh Illuminated Festival
Empire Drumline is one of the classes offered during the Empire After-school Program at Temple Hill Academy. The Drumline course will be offered during the Empire Enrichment Program this summer at Mount Saint Mary College.

2018-06-04 11:59:43
Diana Ramos won 3rd place in Animal Science Research at County Science Fair
Two Science research students presented their research: Stephanie Alvarado and Diana Ramos. Most schools attending were from Northern Westchester and Putnam counties.

2018-06-04 11:41:15
Mr. Conti's Fifth Grade Class Visits Bannerman Island!
Mr. Conti's fifth grade class from Balmville School visited local historical site, Bannerman Arsenal on Pollepel Island in the Hudson River on May 22, 2018. The class learned about local history and geography. The trip was made possible by a grant fr

2018-06-04 09:48:28
Scholars at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus Staged Mock Car Accident Exercise
Senior scholars enrolled in the Security and Law programs at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus participated in a mock car accident on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 9:00am in the lower parking lot of Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus (301 Robinson Ave

2018-06-01 14:59:02
Newburgh Free Academy Hosts Annual Fashion Show!
Newburgh Free Academy, Main campus hosted their annual Fashion Show on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Students in Fashion 2, Fashion 3, and Independent Study showed off looks that they have been working on all year.

2018-06-01 12:43:13
New Windsor School Hosts Annual Career Day and Panel
New Windsor School had some special guests for Career Day to talk to scholars about their jobs and paths. See a photo recap here!

2018-06-01 11:21:05
Gardnertown Leadership Academy Celebrates 3rd Annual Leadership Day
See a photo and video recap here of GLA's special day! Scholars performed, led tours, and held exhibits of their Leader In Me philosophy.

2018-06-01 10:50:40
OCIAA Honors Two NFA Varsity Scholar Athletes
Gabrielle Leggett and Greg Fischer were honored by OCIAA Varsity Scholar Athletes Honors. Both students are from Newburgh Free Academy, Main campus.

2018-06-01 08:43:03
Meadow Hill’s Celebration of the Arts!
Each student had their own masterpiece framed and on display in a colorful array of whimsical and imaginative pieces.

2018-05-31 15:01:30
Meadow Hill Holds Annual Grandparents Breakfast
A morning of literature and festivities commenced as students and their grandparents were able to attend the book fair, enjoy a continental breakfast, and engage in a variety of reading activities.

2018-05-31 14:56:50
Meadow Hill Holds BMX Anti-Bullying Stunt Show
n addition to showcasing various stunts, this organization also spoke to students about bullying prevention as well as the way in which bullying affects others.

2018-05-31 14:52:18
Meadow Hill Hosts Annual Mother/Son Sports Night!
Mothers and their sons engaged in a variety of fun and engaging physical fitness activities to help encourage students to maintain an active lifestyle.

2018-05-31 14:48:51
Before Broadway Theater Co. Presents: a staged reading of The Birthday Hours
Talented NFA Main Junior, Steven Baltsas has written a beautiful play, The Birthday Hours, which will be having its world premiere reading in the Black Box Theatre at NFA Main Campus on June 5th at 6pm.

2018-05-31 13:30:49
NFA Youth in Government Visits State Capitol
NFA Youth In Government had an opportunity to visit the grave of President Chester Arthur and later meet with Senator Bill Larkin at the State Capitol.

2018-05-31 10:48:00
NFAM Scholars Test Their Final Project on GAMS Kindergarten Scholars!
Scholars from Ms. Liz Cappello’s Digital Animation Class at Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus walked over to Gidney Avenue Memorial School to test their products on some younger, Kindergarten scholars in Mrs. Mackenzie Collard’s class.

2018-05-30 13:24:03
Scholars at Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus Hosted a Fighting for Awareness Assembly
Students at Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus hosted a Fighting for Awareness assembly that that focused on issues surrounding LGBTQ+, mental health, disabilities, and bullying.

2018-05-30 12:33:34
NFA Varsity Men’s Tennis Team Celebrates Their Seniors!
The NFA Varsity Men’s Tennis Team celebrated their senior players on May 14, 2018. Seniors and their parents were announced for recognition. A plant was given to mothers to commemorate mother’s day.

2018-05-30 12:19:01
Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus Hosted Their 6th Annual Science Research Symposium
he evening began with a poster presentation by several student researchers, followed by introduction and welcomes by Mr. Matteo Doddo and Ms. Kristin Oberle. Andrew Gomez and Daniel Hanrahan were the masters of ceremony.

2018-05-30 12:16:07
NFA Crew Team Places Well at Orange/Ulster Championships!
Three teams placed 1st, one team placed 2nd, and two teams placed 3rd!

2018-05-30 09:50:53
Gardnertown Leadership Academy Inside Look At Leader In Me
See a video snapshot here of the Leader In Me at GLA!

2018-05-30 08:49:51
Balmville Families: Home Connection Newsletter
The May 2018 issue of Home & School Connection monthly newsletter is now available.

2018-05-29 12:29:50
Liberty Partnership Program Through SUNY Orange
SUNY Orange Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) targets youth in the district who attend Heritage MS, South MS as well as NFA and have been identified as at risk for dropping out of school.

2018-05-29 10:25:58
AP Studio in Art to Host Reception
AP Studio in Art to host reception on May 31st. The show will be up until June 11, 2018.

2018-05-29 08:18:02
Newburgh Free Academy Basketball Guest Coach Workouts - Grades 6-12
NFA Basketball Guest Coach to Host Workouts with Guest Coach

2018-05-29 08:03:50
Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus Seniors College Signing Day
Students from Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus hosted a college signing day. Students who chose to attend wore gear from their college they plan to attend next year.

2018-05-25 15:14:21
Heritage Middle School Musicals: Present Seventies Jive
Seventies Jive is a Music Revue that features songs, dances, and history of the 1970’s decade. The setting is in modern day where a grandmother reflects on her life experiences in the 1970’s to her grandson.

2018-05-25 15:12:02
Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Music Department Hosts their Spring Concert II
Performances were given by: A Cappella Mixed Chorus, Concert Band, Orchestra, Madigrals, and Jazz Band.

2018-05-25 15:00:43
Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Music Department Hosts their Spring Concert I
Performances were given by: Cecile Chaminade Women’s Chorus, Electronic Keyboard Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Robert D. Williams Men’s Glee, and Percussion Ensemble.

2018-05-25 14:56:25
Heritage Middle School Hosts Band Concert
Groups that performed included: Heritage Middle School Jazz Band aka THEM, Heritage Middle School 6th Grade Band, and the Heritage Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Band.

2018-05-25 14:38:54
NFA Varsity Men’s Tennis Team Wins OCIAA Division I Championship
This is the fifth division team title for the Goldbacks Varsity Boy’s Tennis Team in the past seven years and their third championship in a row.

2018-05-25 12:51:38
NFA Girls Track Team Sets Records and Brings Home Medals!
New School Record alert! Our 4x800m relay team of Amilia Wise-Sweat, Genesis Gonzalez, AnnMarie Onwuka and Alondra Cruz-Delgado set a new school record of 9:38.

2018-05-25 11:52:11
GAMS - A Family Affair to Celebrate Memorial Day!
One special visitor has a family tie to GAMS. Major Ramos from the United States Army is married to GAMS 2nd Grade Teacher, Mrs. Ramos.

2018-05-25 11:38:16
GAMS Celebrates Memorial Day by Hosting Patriotic Reading Day!
In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday, GAMS had some special guests reading to scholars this morning, Friday May 25th 2018. See a photo recap here!

2018-05-25 11:30:24
Meadow Hill Celebrates School Lunch Super Hero Day
School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to showcase the difference school lunch providers make for every child who comes through the cafeteria. On Friday May 4th, Meadow Hill students recognized the hardworking professionals in their school’s cafeteria.

2018-05-25 11:24:42
NFA Varsity Boy's Tennis Doubles Team Advances to States
NFA Varsity Boy's doubles team, Matt Reinhold and Jack Clayton won the semifinals of Sections to advance to States on May 24, 2018. The pair upset the number one seed to advance to States.

2018-05-25 11:14:57
Balmville Scholars Race For A Cause!
Earlier this month, Balmville Fit Club scholars participated in the Safe Harbors 5K Race. See photo recap here!

2018-05-25 11:04:32
Meadow Hill School Fundraiser for Student
Meadow Hill School has organized a fundraiser for their 6th grade student, Gina Garzon, who tragically died during the recent storms in our area.

2018-05-25 08:25:32
A Letter Regarding the AP World History Exam
A letter from Executive Director for Exceptional Learners, Mr. Christopher Bayer, regarding the AP World History exam.

2018-05-24 16:07:03
GAMS Celebrates Art & Music!
Gidney Avenue Memorial School scholars hosted an absolutely artistic and musical celebration to showcase their work this year. See a photo recap here of the event!

2018-05-24 12:29:57
A Night of Senior Talks Features 10 Student Speakers
Senior Talks are a rite of passage for students who attend Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus. Each senior is required to prepare a talk that explains or teaches their peers about a topic of their choice.

2018-05-24 12:11:04
Goldbacks in the News! South Middle School Exceptional Learners and Student Government Interviewed
Scholars from South Middle School Exceptional Learners and Student Government were interviewed by the Mid-Hudson Times “What Kids Say Section.” Students were featured in the May 23, 2018 edition.

2018-05-24 12:07:27
Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus Celebrates Programs with Mount Saint Mary College
The partnership between MSMC and NFA West include three main programs: tutoring, mentoring, and an internship program.

2018-05-24 11:57:03
Newburgh Back Pack Program Highlights Community Partnerships
Each week, dozens of retired teachers, most of whom worked in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District for decades, volunteer for this important program.

2018-05-24 11:43:51
NFA Baseball Team Hosts Strike-out Cancer Classic
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 on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Delano-Hitch Stadium.

2018-05-24 11:12:53
Zero Waste and Interact Clubs Volunteer for Community Clean Up
Students from Interact and Zero Waste at Newburgh Free Academy’s Main Campus led an art station at Safe Harbors of the Hudson Community Cleanup event!

2018-05-24 11:09:31
Excelsior Scholars Volunteer with Scenic Hudson
A group of students, teachers, and their families joined with Scenic Hudson to clean up Crystal Lake in celebration of Earth Day (Week)!

2018-05-24 11:04:03
SAVE THE DATE! 21st Century After School Program End Of Year Showcase Celebrations
See a detailed schedule here.

2018-05-24 10:48:08
NFA JV Baseball Team Finishes Season With a Win!
The NFA JV Baseball team finished their season tonight with a 4-2 win at home over Cornwall, improving their record to 12-7 for the season.

2018-05-24 10:41:49
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.

2018-05-24 10:38:00
NFA Madrigals Submit Song to Honor Parkland Victims and Survivors
Scholars from Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus performing group Madrigals produced a video of their group singing a song that they hope will contribute to the I Have a Voice for From Broadway with Love for Parkland compilation.

2018-05-23 15:33:22
Key Club Collaborates with St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital for Third Annual “Baby Shower”
Students collect blankets, clothes, diapers, wipes and other baby items to bring the items to St. Luke’s to be distributed by the nurses to the mothers at their discretion.

2018-05-23 15:21:47
Photographers for Hope Visits Newburgh Free Academy
A group of photographers from Photographers for Hope visited Newburgh Free Academy Main and North Campuses to capture some of the amazing opportunities that our scholars have a chance to experience while in high school.

2018-05-23 15:17:53
NFA Unified Basketball Team Sweeps Season!
An inclusive sports program that unites Special Olympic athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) as teammates for training and competition.

2018-05-23 15:12:49
Mrs. Pearce's Kindergarten Class Recycles Items for Project
The project encouraged parents as participants. Scholars and their parents worked together and brought in several creative items.

2018-05-23 14:35:12
Dr. Padilla and Mrs. Caitlin Lazarski Speak at Cultivating Academic Success Forum
On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, Dr. Roberto Padilla, Superintendent of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District and Mrs. Caitlin Lazarski, MS, RD, SMS, Director of Food Services spoke at the Cultivating Academic Success Forum.

2018-05-23 14:04:40
Eight Scholars from the Newburgh Free Academy Varsity Football Team Sign to Play in College
Players were joined by various friends and family members to celebrate the occasion. Co-principals Mr. Raul Rodriguez and Mr. Matteo Doddo, along with Head Football Coach, Bill Bianco organized the event.

2018-05-22 08:36:32
Meadow Hill School - Important Events Happening This Week!
Please save the date and mark your calendars! Also in need of parent volunteers.. see more information here.

2018-05-21 16:06:54
UPDATED 2018 AP Testing Schedule
All AP exams will be administered at NFA Main Campus. Exams begin May 7 and run through May 17th.

2018-05-21 14:57:21
Extended School Year Program Registration Now Available
The 2018 Extended School Year Program includes various academic programs throughout the grade levels.

2018-05-21 13:54:06
Broadway Review Featuring Students from All NFA Campuses this Friday!
This Friday, May 25th at 7:00pm join students from all NFA campuses as they before a Broadway review.

2018-05-21 13:41:21
Latino Family Literacy Project Graduates 16 Families Across Meadow Hill and Balmville Schools!
This month sixteen families successfully completed the district's Latino Family Literacy project, a ten week program. A graduation ceremony was held to honor the families, see a photo recap here!

2018-05-21 10:31:37
Important Letter from Dr. Roberto Padilla, Superintendent of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District

2018-05-20 16:30:13
NFA Softball Player, Maddison Pacione Signs to Play Collegiate Softball with Dominican College
Maddison signed to attend Dominican College on an Athlete Scholarship to play Collegiate Softball. She plans to major in Early Childhood Education.

2018-05-15 09:50:55
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

2018-05-15 09:37:37
21st Century Scholars at Gardnertown Leadership Academy presented their End of Session Showcase in the form of a Dinner Theater!
Congratulations to all students and staff on their accomplishments! See a photo recap here!

2018-05-14 09:29:38
Meadow Hill School Celebrates Patria Latina!
Read more here about this lively celebration!

2018-05-14 09:01:40
Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced
The 2017-2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian have been announced. Congratulations to Allison Vela and Brielle Maxwell.

2018-05-11 15:10:26
NFA Main Student Wins All Expense Paid Field Trip
Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus student, Redwan Arosh, grade 9 won a trip to a place in the Hudson Valley as a result of an essay he submitted for their "Writing about Place" competition.

2018-05-11 14:58:29
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.

2018-05-10 08:05:39
Excelsior Academy Scholars Launch Partnership with Scenic Hudson and Crystal Lake
Alongside staff from Scenic Hudson, students caught and identified macro-invertebrates, tested the water quality of the lake, went on a nature walk and completed a service project on site.

2018-05-09 14:52:28
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!

2018-05-08 16:18:58
Heritage Middle School Students Travel Through Time at Medieval Times
Students explored various activities during their trip.

2018-05-08 16:06:15
NFA North Music Department Scholars Perform with Disney Performing Arts Program
15 students from the NFA North music department traveled to Disney World April 27-30 and performed as part of the Disney Performing Arts program.

2018-05-08 14:06:46
The Before Broadway Drama Co. Presents: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is adapted from the classic by Mark Twain by Tim Kelly and performed with permission by Pioneer Drama Service.

2018-05-08 13:31:15
NFA Dance Scholars Learn from the Professionals
Scholars participated in: a workshop with Chicago cast member, classes with the pros at Broadway Dance Center, and ended the day seeing Chicago on Broadway.

2018-05-08 08:28:14
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.

2018-05-07 15:34:43
Subscribe to the NECSD Email Newsletters
The district has launched three email newsletters. Subscribe now and stay up to date on the latest information.

2018-05-07 14:30:35
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.

2018-05-07 12:37:06
Meadow Hill School Female Scholars Participate in FIREWORKS
About 30 fourth and fifth grade girls participated in FIREWORKS!, a girl empowerment program developed by Melissa Czarnogursky, a West Point Cadet and her team of female representatives from the military academy.

2018-05-07 09:09:05
Gardnertown Finishes Annual Pennies for Patients Campaign and is Doing it With LOVE!
Our wonderful leaders from Gardnertown Leadership Academy and their families, worked really hard on collecting $3,297.04 with the heartfelt goal of helping sick children suffering with blood cancers.

2018-05-04 14:18:24
Fostertown School Celebrates Dr.Seuss Literacy Night !
On April 19th Fostertown School held it’s annual literacy night. Students listened to Dr. Seuss books, played bingo, decorated flowerpots and made crafts related to the stories.

2018-05-04 13:59:11
NECSD Launches My Brother’s Keeper Initiative
The district accepted the challenge earlier this year and students have been participating in MBK initiatives throughout the year. This event officially marked the occasion that Newburgh joined hundreds of cities nationwide.

2018-05-04 12:00:50
NFA Dance Performs Student Choreographed Spring Dance Concert
Dozens of groups with combinations of dozens of students choreographed and performed their spring dance concert last week.

2018-05-03 11:42:00
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.

2018-05-02 15:25:40
Meadow Hill Holds Annual Butterfly Ball!
Meadow Hill’s annual Father/Daughter Butterfly Ball was a magical night, filled with dancing, laughter and lifetime memories. See a photo recap here of the night!

2018-05-02 13:39:08
Meadow Hill is “Cooking It Up” with Chef Wenzel!
Meadow Hill’s 8th grade students have been cooking up a storm with the new Home and Career Skills teacher, Mr. Wenzel. Mr. Wenzel is a graduate of NFA as well as a CIA trained chef.

2018-05-02 13:27:51
Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Celebrates College Decision Day!
Several students participated and wore their college gear with pride as May 1st marks the day that colleges across the country require incoming students to make their official decision.

2018-05-02 12:45:37
A Night of Senior Talks: Featuring NFA North Seniors
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 6pm, come watch seniors from NFA North give poignant talks, styled after TED talks. Mount Saint Mary Campus, Aquinas Hall Theatre.

2018-05-02 11:10:47
21st Century After School Program Parent Survey
In an effort to continue to provide high quality after-school programming all NECSD 21st Century Families are invited to participate in the Quality Self-Assessment survey. Read more.

2018-05-02 10:23:56
South Middle School 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony
Mark your calendar! South Middle School's 8th grade moving up ceremony has been scheduled!

2018-05-02 09:36:44
NFA Diver, Danielle Scarano, Places 1st in Diving State Championship
In November, Danielle Scarano won 1st place at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association state championship meet. Coming into the meet, Danielle was seeded first in the competition of 50 divers.

2018-05-02 09:11:41
Let's Talk About Cyberbully - Tuesday, May 29th
Learn and discuss issues around cyberbullying with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County and Heritage Middle School on Tuesday, May 29th from 6pm - 8pm.

2018-05-02 08:37:47
Meadow Hill School Debuts a Student Painted Mural!
“The colors are vibrant. I thought it went really well in comparison to the wall, especially with the character design.” Ghaniya Shahkhan, 6th grader at Meadow Hill school

2018-05-01 16:06:00
Heritage Middle School Hosts Inaugural Color-A-Thon!
Students and their families had the option to run either a 3K (1.8 miles) or a 5K (3.1 miles) on the grounds of Heritage Middle School.

2018-05-01 16:02:12
NFA Senior, Azariah McLymore Honored by The Orange County Human Rights Commission
Azariah McLymore, senior from Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus, Excelsior Academy was honored along with five other honorees. Azariah was the only student honored at the event.

2018-05-01 14:37:48
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.

2018-05-01 13:28:42
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!

2018-05-01 11:13:58
Heritage Middle School Hosts Free Family Fun Night!
Heritage Middle School hosted dinner and bingo as part of their 5th annual free family fun night. Bingo winners had over 75 prizes to choose from!

2018-05-01 11:07:01
South Middle School Celebrates NECSD Day!
Students from South Middle School spent a few minutes during this gorgeous day to spell out the initials of their school encompassed by a heart!

2018-05-01 10:45:23
Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Celebrates NECSD Day!
Students celebrated NECSD Day by signing up to volunteer and helping younger students navigate their high school elective path!

2018-05-01 10:40:44
Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus Celebrates NECSD Day!
NFA, North Campus was busy all day long with activities. Throughout the day, they were strengthening health and safety and building civic duty.

2018-05-01 10:32:53
Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus Celebrates NECSD Day!
Students participated in several events throughout the day. Some students participated in a community clean up, where they worked together to clean the neighborhood immediately surrounding the school.

2018-05-01 10:27:55
Gardnertown Hosts Multicultural Night!
The Gardnertown Leadership Academy faculty and families participated in a Multicultural Night on Friday, April 20th. Throughout the evening, GLA celebrated diversity in our community with cultural performances and international cuisine.

2018-05-01 09:39:05
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."

2018-04-30 12:44:58
NFA Student, Deeya Modhwadiya Sworn in as Lieutenant Governor for Orange and Ulster County Key Clubs
This is the second time in the past three years that NFA has had the Lieutenant Governor.

2018-04-30 11:11:59
NFA Key Club Attends Leadership Training Conference
The workshops that were offered ranged from Key Club service projects, leadership skills like running a meeting, and life after high school.

2018-04-30 11:06:42
Newburgh Free Academy Empty Bowls Event Sells Out!
Students, faculty, staff, and retirees, families, and community members filled the space at Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus to participate in the annual Empty Bowls event.

2018-04-30 10:30:11
NFA Varsity Boys Track Team Finished 8th in International Competition
The NFA Varsity Boys Track team qualified for the 4X400m relay Championship of America Finals at Penn Relays this past weekend in Philadelphia. As a result, they finished in 8th place out of 528 of the top high school teams.

2018-04-30 09:37:00
The Latest "Inside Meadow Hill" Video Clip - This Is Meadow Hill!
Check out the latest "Inside Meadow Hill" highlighting who are GEMS are!

2018-04-30 09:29:14
New Windsor School Hosts Gold Card Event for Positive Behavior!
This month New Windsor School held their Gold Card activity “Movie and Popcorn” as part of their PBIS program. Students who followed the expectations of: be respectful, be responsible, be ready, be safe, earned an invitation to the event.

2018-04-30 09:17:25
Horizons On The Hudson Performs Student Showcase During After School!
HOH scholars demonstrated everything they have learned in their 21st Century After School program for parents and community. See a photo and video recap here!

2018-04-30 09:07:03
Gardnertown Scholars Put Their Teeth To Work!
Last week, Gardnertown Leadership Academy had a special visit by Cornerstone Family Health. A dental hygienist saw 117 scholars and educated them on proper dental care.

2018-04-30 08:48:11
10th graders from NFA, North Excelsior Academy Count Eels in Quassaic Creek
Students participate in this community service initiative with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Scenic Hudson.

2018-04-30 08:11:18
Mr. Olsen's 6th Grade English Class Learns A Lesson on Real Beauty
Last week, the students in Mr. Olsen’s 6th grade English class at Heritage Middle School, Scholars had the chance to see an experiment run by Dove.

2018-04-27 15:59:29
Class of 2019 Hosts Building Wide Game of Clue!
The Class of 2019 organized a building wide game of Clue as a fundraiser. Proceeds will off-set the cost of major events for the entire class.

2018-04-27 15:42:04
Individual Student Athletes and Full Teams Named Scholar-Athletes
For the Winter season, individual and team Scholar Athletes represented: Boys Basketball, Boys Swimming/Diving, Competitive Cheerleading, Football, Girls Basketball, Girls Indoor Track/Field, and Wrestling.

2018-04-27 15:16:06
MSMC Mentors Bridge the Gap Between High School and College for NFA West
Students are paired with the same mentor each week to help nurture and grow the relationship. Mentors are college students who are part of the Division of Education at MSMC. A few of the mentors are also recent NFA alumni.

2018-04-27 14:41:04
Scholars from Certified Nursing Assistant Program Learn Career Preparation
Scholars from the Certified Nursing Assistant Program at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus learned career preparation skills from multiple local professionals at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center.

2018-04-27 14:16:18
BOE Election Candidates Bios Available
All candidates are running for a three-year term on the Newburgh Enlarged City School District Board of Education. You will select 3 candidates on the ballot.

2018-04-26 12:52:25
NFA Swimmer, Josh Bryant Signs Letter of Intent for Division I UCONN
Josh Bryant is a senior at Newburgh Free Academy, North campus signed with his number one choice, UNCONN to swim for their Division I team.

2018-04-25 14:14:19
Students from South Middle School visit Metropolitan Museum of Art
50 of Mrs. Greenop’s 6th grade Social Studies students from South Middle School visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art looking for ways the modern world has been influenced by ancient cultures.

2018-04-25 08:16:34
New Windsor School Performs: The Great American Melting Pot! A Musical Written by Ms. Quinci
New Windsor School's musical explores the journey of three families on a steamship bound for America. See a photo recap here!

2018-04-24 11:18:28
Balmville Elementary Hosts 21st Century Showcase
Hip-Hop, Math & Movement, Art, and STEM based project fun! See a photo recap here.

2018-04-24 11:00:57
NFA Main Campus Blood Drive - Thursday, April 26, 2018
NFA Main Campus will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, April 26, 2018. It will take place in the Girls Gym from 8AM until 1PM.

2018-04-24 10:25:44
Newburgh Free Academy Concept Vehicle Racing Team (CVRT) Place 7th in International Competition
The Newburgh Free Academy, Concept Vehicle Racing Team (CVRT) competed at the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas 2018 in Sonoma, California this weekend.

2018-04-24 07:42:51
Goldbacks in the News! NFA North Campus Scholars Interviewed by Mid-Hudson Times
The Mid-Hudson Times dropped by to ask students: What country or place would you most like to travel to and why?

2018-04-23 16:00:54
Senior Class President, Jason McLaren hosts “Today Show with Jason McLaren”
Utilizing elements of the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jason began the show with an opening monologue and had special guests Dr. Roberto Padilla, Superintendent of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District and Mr. Matteo Doddo, co-principal o

2018-04-23 15:22:57
NFA West Students Head to Armory for Physical Education
Each Friday, students from NFA West head to the Armory to engage in physical activity. Students rotate through several different physical options including, but not limited to: basketball, soccer, dodgeball, and yoga.

2018-04-23 14:45:26
NFA Main's Supriya Makam Honored by State Senator, William J. Larkin, Jr.
Supriya Makam was honored by State Senator, William J. Larkin, Jr. as a result of being named a Distinguished Finalist for New York’s Top Youth Volunteers of 2018.

2018-04-23 14:34:11
Group of NFA Students Participate in Day of Writing Retreat
Students participated in place-based writing, poetry, personal writing, and planning their talks for TEDxNewburgh and the Newburgh Youth Leadership Summit that will be held on May 18th and 19th.

2018-04-23 14:30:39
NFA North Spring College Fair - Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The NFA North Spring College Fair will be Tuesday, April 24, 2018. It will be held from 6:30PM until 8:00pm at NFA North Campus Gymnasium.

2018-04-23 13:56:16
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

2018-04-23 10:36:52
RESCHEDULED! 2018 Heritage 5K is June 2, 2018. Register Now!
RESCHEDULED! On Saturday June 2, 2018, Heritage Middle School will be hosting its 3rd Annual Heritage 5K: Race to the Top. Registration is now available!

2018-04-23 10:28:02
Heritage Middle School Presents: Seventies Jive
Performances will be held on Friday, May 4th at 7pm and Saturday, May 5th at 2pm in the Heritage Middle School Cafeteria.

2018-04-23 08:41:26
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.

2018-04-20 08:24:33
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

2018-04-19 12:50:53
GAMS Hosts 21st Century After School Showcase!
Scholars presented to families and community on everything they've learned through their various enrichment programs during their 21st Century After School Program! See a photo recap here.

2018-04-19 12:32:36
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

2018-04-19 09:12:02
Balmville Scholars Visit SUNY New Paltz!
3rd & 4th Grade ENL students along with a 3rd Grade ENL Co-Integrated Class spent the day at SUNY New Paltz! Read more here and see a photo recap of the visit.

2018-04-17 08:54:31
Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Honors 2018 Student Sojourner Truth Award Recipients
11 students from Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus received 2018 Sojourner Truth Awards from SUNY Orange. Of those, eight received the honor for citizenship and three received the honor for perseverance/effort.

2018-04-16 15:55:08
Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Honors Members of NFA Wrestling Team
Three students from Newburgh Free Academy’s Varsity Wrestling Team were honored with certificates from William J. Larkin, Jr., Senator, 39th Senate District. Seniors, Greg Fischer, Maxx DeCapua, and Tyler Serafini.

2018-04-16 15:51:42
Students, Teacher, and Retiree Honored at Boys & Girls Club Gala
Seven students, a current teacher, and a district retiree were all honored during the 2018 Boys & Girls Club of the Hudson Valley Gala.

2018-04-16 15:08:21
NECSD Launches Newburgh School Leadership Academy!
Teach Newburgh! Lead Newburgh! Interested in earning your School Building Leader or School District Leader Certificate?

2018-04-16 14:45:10
Balmville Families: Home Connection Newsletter
The May 2018 issue of Home & School Connection monthly newsletter is now available.

2018-04-16 14:42:07
Newburgh Free Academy Students Present Ideas to City Council
Students presented the concept and plans for their inaugural Newburgh Youth Leadership Summit and Enlightenment Expo.

2018-04-16 14:37:52
Newburgh Free Academy Crew Team Hosts Inaugural Greater Hudson Valley Indoor Rowing Championships
Teams this Year: Newburgh Free Academy, Kingston, Clarkstown, Warwick, Orange County Rowing Association and Cortlandt Community Rowing Association

2018-04-16 14:10:40
Two NFA Juniors Advance to Finals for National Video Contest – Votes Needed!
Two students from Newburgh Free Academy’s Advanced Video Production class have made the finals of the National CareerSafe Youth Safety Video contest.

2018-04-16 10:04:43
Check out the latest video clip from "Inside Meadow Hill School", highlighting Healthy Eating!
See the latest here, with special guest appearances by Wonder Woman and Super Man, as they teach our GEMS how to eat healthy!

2018-04-16 09:37:26
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.

2018-04-16 09:34:32
Two Teachers Honored for Barnes and Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest
Students to nominate their favorite teacher by writing essays, poems or thank-you letters that shared how their teacher had influenced their life and why they appreciated and admired their teacher.

2018-04-12 09:33:39
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.

2018-04-10 15:44:52
Meadow Hill GEM Students Interview Reporter from Times Herald Record
Students from Meadow Hill GEM School interviewed Leonard Sparks, a reporter from the Times Herald Record as part of their Empire-State After School Program project.

2018-04-10 14:16:29
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.

2018-04-10 14:07:55
Students from NFA North Campus Receive “Potential Power” Awards
Each month, faculty and staff nominate students who have shown great work, leadership, improvement, or general characteristics.

2018-04-10 13:31:54
SMS Students as Part of My Brother's Keeper Speak at MLK50 Community Event
Students from South Middle School presented at the Black History Committee of the Hudson Valley’s MLK50 event. MLK50 was a collaborative event that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

2018-04-10 11:23:10
Merari Rodriguez, Senior at NFA North, Signed National Letter of Intent for Soccer
Merari signed her intent for St. Thomas Aquinas and was joined by her parents and younger sister, who is also a soccer player for Newburgh. Merari was also joined by coaches, teachers, and administrators who have supported her.

2018-04-10 11:04:14
Meadow Hill GEMS - Celebrate 4th Annual Cultural Fair!
Creating cultural awareness to bring students, families, and faculty together by celebrating their heritage. See a photo recap here of the event!

2018-04-10 08:53:27
Balmville Elementary Officially Adopts Blue and Gold!
This month, Balmville Elementary School decided it was time to adopt true school colors and decided upon blue and gold! Check out their new swag here!

2018-04-10 08:38:20
Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus Celebrate Women’s History Month!
The students of Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus celebrated the special women in their lives through their own unique way. Each advisory at West presented their own celebration of women throughout history to the women in their lives every day.

2018-04-09 09:10:48
Students Organized Week of Awareness at Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus
Students had spent five days observing different causes and wearing different colors to honor those topics leading up to the assembly at the end of the week. Topics included: Cyber-Bullying (Light Blue); Suicide Prevention (yellow); Bullying and Hara

2018-04-09 08:40:34
Faculty, Staff, and Students Commemorate Autism Awareness Day
On April 4th we are wearing blue and raising understanding and awareness for Autism and having a campaign "Spread the Word to End the Word."

2018-04-06 15:51:00
Engineers Helped NFA North Campus Students Design Ski Jumps!
Engineers from Global Foundries in East Fishkill came to work with Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus Students in Ms. Bender and Mr. Amer’s Classes. The students worked collaboratively in peer teams to engineer the best “Ski Jumps” and tested thei

2018-04-06 15:44:17
Ms. McCurdy and Ms. Sileno's English Classes Tour SUNY New Paltz Art Gallery
SUNY New Paltz offered an opportunity to visit their Samuel Dorsky Art Museum on the campus and to work with their Education Director, Zachary Bowman. The goal was to expose high school students to art and try to relate it to material that they were

2018-04-06 14:55:41
Newburgh Free Academy Students Travel to Italy for Spring Break!
Ms. Tina Cosentino traveled to Rome and Florence with her students over Spring Recess. Enjoy a few photos from their trip!

2018-04-06 14:43:12
Balmville Hosts Annual Cultural Celebration!
At Balmville Elementary School, scholars celebrated diverse cultures through tasty food and crafts. See a photo recap here of the event!

2018-04-06 11:06:05
SAVE THE DATE! Newburgh Launches My Brother's Keeper on 4/21/18!
Come join us to learn more. See informational flyer here.

2018-04-05 16:51:57
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.

2018-04-05 12:06:06
New Windsor School Hosts A Special Guest!
Mr. Jason Lefebvre, author of the children's book "Too Much Glue" came for a visit. See a photo recap here!

2018-04-05 10:35:24
South Middle School Hosted a Student vs. Staff Basketball
Students in grades 6-8 took on teachers, administrators, security guards, school counselors, substitute teachers, and custodians! Despite the slight advantage for students, staff was victorious with a final score of: 55-39.

2018-04-04 13:15:18
45 Excelsior Students Skip Spring Recess!
Approximately 45 students travel to SUNY Orange each week to take college courses. When our school breaks don't match up - these students still show up! Sometimes that is the dedication it takes!

2018-04-04 12:55:13
FBI Hosts Hands on Experiences at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus
Students from Ms. Kristin Oberle’s Forensics Classes (introductory through college level), Mr. Michael Truncale’s Criminal Procedures classes, and Mr. Timothy Toomey’s Criminal Justice classes participated in the exercises.

2018-04-03 16:00:21
Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Junior, Steven Baltsas, Wins National Award for Writing!
Steven won the silver medal for his submission of a Personal Essay & Memoir. Previously, Steven was a 2018 Regional Gold Key recipient for the same essay, which led up to his Silver Medal award.

2018-04-03 15:05:41
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.

2018-04-03 09:45:58
Kiwanis Club of Newburgh Donates to Student Trip to Cambodia
Members of the Kiwanis Club of Newburgh visited students from PTECH Excelsior Academy to drop off a donation for an upcoming trip by the student organization Global to Local.

2018-03-23 15:10:56
Vails Gate STEAM Academy Hosts 4th Annual Multicultural Night
See a photo recap here, and also read 5th grader, Jayden Baez's essay that was read to welcome families to the event!

2018-03-23 14:28:42
Fifth Grade Accelerated Students at HOH Share Fraction Games!
See a photo recap here of the math fun!

2018-03-23 12:09:27
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.

2018-03-23 12:07:39
Mrs. Martin’s and Mrs. DeSpuva's Class At Balmville Elementary Host Book Tasting!
Scholars and their families get a taste of different genres of literature, all thanks to their classroom teachers. See a photo recap here of the event.

2018-03-23 11:25:15
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!

2018-03-23 10:46:20
Vails Gate STEAM Academy Gets A Special Visit From IBM!
In honor of National Engineering Week, a volunteer from the IBM Corporation came in to visit with some of our 5th graders, and engage in some hands on STEM based learning.

2018-03-22 10:50:55
$3.6M Security System Proposed for Newburgh Schools
The district has unveiled part five of our Smart Schools Bond Act proposal. A $3.6 million dollar upgrade to the security systems.

2018-03-22 10:30:43
NFA West Scholars Learn Chess Through Newburgh Armory Unity Center Partnership
Mr. Bill Kaplan and Mr. Robert Pagliaro have been teaches lessons about chess basics as well as more in depth elements of the game.

2018-03-21 11:52:58
Alyson Murphy, a Vails Gate Gator Has Perfect Attendance 3 Years in a Row!
Read more about Alyson's story here and how she never misses a day of school!

2018-03-20 15:49:54
New Windsor School Scholars Kindness Art Featured at The FDR Library in Hyde Park!
The exhibit, #kindnessinaction - Creative Responses to Bullying in Schools, was held last night, March 19th.

2018-03-20 15:13:34
Heritage Middle School Hosted International Night
Foreign languages and ENL teachers from Heritage Middle Schools put together an evening of performances, food, trivia, and celebration.

2018-03-20 14:42:29
The American Legion Presented Plaques to Several Student Groups
The Sons of the American Legion presented plaques to AFJROTC, the Madrigals, and the NFA Band to honor their continued participation and support for Pearl Harbor Day.

2018-03-20 14:32:34
NFA Scholars Attend Seminar Held by Master Barber
NFA Cosmetology students: Samanta Ortega, Brianna Ritch, and Leslie Martinez attended the art of shaving seminar by Educational, Master Barber Jose Vanencio in Middletown, NY. over the weekend.

2018-03-19 15:04:07
Groups of Scholars Attend Black Panther Movie
The viewing was the culmination of a quarter long project for students from Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus. It also served as part of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative for students from Balmville Elementary, Vails Gate STEAM Academy, and South M

2018-03-19 14:59:01
Newburgh Teacher Center to Host Poverty Simulation

2018-03-19 14:39:37
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.

2018-03-19 14:16:43
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.

2018-03-19 13:28:50
Horizons On The Hudson Hosts Annual Lucky Bingo!
See a photo recap here of the event.

2018-03-19 12:30:09
Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus Celebrates Pi Day with Pie Eating Contest!
"Pi day is the most magical math day of the year! Any sort of fun and excitement that you can bring into the classroom, you should!" Mr. Joe Tricarico

2018-03-19 12:24:58
Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Math Department Celebrates Pi Day!
The Math Department at Newburgh Free Academy, Main campus celebrated by selling pies. Flavors included apple, pecan, cherry, blueberry, and lemon. Mrs. Kate Sinnott and her student teacher from SUNY Cortland, Ms. Taylor Ciraolo, are pictured here in

2018-03-19 12:14:09
Gidney Avenue Memorial School Participates in a Walk Up, Not Out Event
Several schools throughout the district hosted observances to honor those lost in Parkland, Florida and to let their voices be heard about School Safety.

2018-03-19 12:07:42
NFA North Campus Hosts Town Halls to Discuss School Violence
Several schools throughout the district hosted observances to honor those lost in Parkland, Florida and to let their voices be heard about School Safety.

2018-03-19 12:01:16
NFA West Scholars Host Activities to Honor Parkland Students
Several schools throughout the district hosted observances to honor those lost in Parkland, Florida and to let their voices be heard about School Safety.

2018-03-19 11:58:08
Heritage Middle School Reads 17 Positive Things to Honor Students from Florida
Several schools throughout the district hosted observances to honor those lost in Parkland, Florida and to let their voices be heard about School Safety.

2018-03-19 11:53:48
Meadow Hill School Scholars Observe Parkland Tragedy
Several schools throughout the district hosted observances to honor those lost in Parkland, Florida and to let their voices be heard about School Safety.

2018-03-19 11:50:34
NFA West Hosts Group for Girls
Each week, several female students at Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus attend a girls group. Topics range from social issues to resolving conflict.

2018-03-19 11:41:40
South Middle School Scholars Lived Part of History
Students were given a homework assignment and password, which needed to be given to the doormen in order to enter. Students were given a character to play. Students were required to know the history of their character and the manner in which they wer

2018-03-19 11:36:56
NFA North Campus Students Perform Once Upon a Mattress
Presented by the NFA North Theatre Ensemble

2018-03-19 11:26:32
New Windsor School Leadership Club to Present Newburgh Basics
Please join the New Windsor School Leadership Club as they present about the Newburgh Basics. Monday, April 23, 2018 at 6pm in the Mackintosh Community Room at the Kaplan Family Pavilion at Cornerstone Family Health Center.

2018-03-19 09:20:42
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!

2018-03-15 11:56:43
Is Your Mini Goldback Ready for Pre K ?
See important upcoming registration information here for the 2018-2019 school year.

2018-03-15 09:52:34
NFA Seniors: Last Week To Apply For Scholarships
NFA Seniors, this is the last week to apply. Each year the NFA scholarship program gives away over $100,000 in scholarships through the generous donations of local people and organizations.

2018-03-13 12:09:29
The report analyzes state- and district-level participation in the School Breakfast Program in New York State public schools during the 2016-2017 school year.

2018-03-12 15:24:03
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.

2018-03-09 16:31:21
GAMS Hosts Third Annual Literacy Night!
This year's theme was Comic-Con. See a photo recap here of the event.

2018-03-08 12:01:27
Ignacio Salim, PTECH Excelsior Academy at NFA, North Campus Awarded a President’s Volunteer Service Award!
"Leadership is the base of every platform, there when you are falling, and there to support you as you rise. Leadership is not about titles or recognition but for the joy in helping others succeed to their fullest potential."

2018-03-06 11:48:26
March Big Heart Award Given Out at New Windsor School!
This month's recipient truly embodies district mantra, "do it with LOVE". Find out who the recipient is here!

2018-03-06 10:45:26
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.

2018-03-06 10:32:25
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.

2018-03-06 10:17:19
Meet Members of the Newburgh Free Academy Debate Team
Members from NFA Main Campus, and NFA North Campus travel throughout the northeast to compete in Debate tournaments. This weekend, they traveled to compete in District Qualifiers.

2018-03-05 15:38:15
Reserve Your Spot for Empty Bowls!
Scholars are hard at work making bowls for their annual Empty Bowls event. Students anticipate making 200-250 bowls. Get your tickets today - this event sells out every year!

2018-03-05 15:32:30
South Middle School Recognizes Honor Roll Students
Scholars who made the honor roll at South Middle School were recognized at an award ceremony last week. Students of the Month and students who received Distinguished Citizenship Honors were also recognized.

2018-03-05 15:21:24
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

2018-03-05 15:14:35
NFA West Campus Gives Out "Do it With Love" Awards for the Month of February!
Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus is doing it with love for the whole month of February! Each Friday, the building nominates one scholar and one faculty/staff member to receive their Do It With Love award.

2018-03-05 14:36:34
Heritage Middle School Scholars Enjoy a Literacy Escape
The theme for this literacy escape was Winter Wonder of Humanity: Power of Kindness. Throughout the day, students experienced four activities related to the theme of the day.

2018-03-05 14:24:56
Excelsior Academy at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus welcomed a group from Louisiana this week!
The group traveled to Newburgh with interest of developing a Pathways in Technology Early College High School Program (PTECH) in their districts. The group from Louisiana included teachers, administrators, employees from IBM, and a representative fro

2018-03-05 13:48:59
NFA North Theatre Ensemble Presents Once Upon a Mattress
SCHEDULE CHANGE: Thursday (cancelled), Friday, and Saturday, March 8-10th. NFA North Campus Auditorium at 7:00PM and new show on Sunday, March 11 at 2PM.

2018-03-05 12:14:26
Save the Date! Fashion Scholars Prepare for Upcoming Fashion Show
Fashion scholars at Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus prepare for upcoming Fashion Show scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

2018-03-05 10:11:18
Balmville Scholars - Artists In The Making!
Balmville Elementary students held their 21st Century After School Program Showcase for parents and guests last week. See a photo recap here of student artwork!

2018-03-05 09:31:02
Namaste from GAMS - Gidney Avenue Memorial School Scholars Put on Showcase!
Check out a video recap here of the GAMS 21st Century After School Program Showcase!

2018-03-05 09:07:56
South Middle School Presents: The Wiz
The SMS Spring Musical Production of "The Wiz" will be Friday, March 9th and Saturday, March 10th at 7pm. Suggested Donation $10 for adults / $7 for students and seniors.

2018-03-05 09:04:10
Heritage Middle School Hosts "I Rock!" Awards
The selected students and their families were invited to attend an ice cream dessert party where they had an opportunity to socialize with other students who also pursue excellence in the classroom. Each teacher spoke about their students and present

2018-03-05 08:53:08
South Middle School Students Visit Black Rock Forest
Since early November, the students have been quietly raising Brook trout in their classroom. Black Rock Forest has been facilitating Brook trout in the classroom as a means to educate our youth regarding their depleting habitat, specifically the nee

2018-03-05 08:41:31
NFA Boy's Track Team State Champions in 4x400 Relay!
Champions from Newburgh: Davin Slater, Ricardo Singh, Brendon Hanson, and Ryler Gould. Not only did they win the state meet but, they set the N.Y. state meet record as well.

2018-03-05 08:35:01
The Latest "Inside Meadow Hill" Video Clip - Student Town Hall Meetings
Check out the latest happenings with our GEMS!

2018-03-05 08:32:16
NFA Interact Club Presents: Arts Festival: Follow Your Dreams
Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 11am - 2pm at Newburgh Free Academy, Eagles Nest Cafe

2018-03-05 08:26:40
Teachers as Learners Collaborate to Develop Lessons and Classroom Opportunities to Enhance Student Engagement
Saturdays are for learning! Led by Ms. Conchetta Carbone and Ms. Andrea Merrill, a group of teachers gather at Gidney Avenue Memorial School’s (GAMS) interactive learning space to learn about Promethean technology.

2018-03-03 15:39:14
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.

2018-03-03 15:29:14
Mrs. Linda Romano, NFA, North Campus speaks at a press conference held by U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney
Mrs. Linda Romano, teacher at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus and 2018 ACTE National Teacher of the Year, spoke at a press conference held by U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney. The Press Conference announced a package of bills to promote C

2018-03-03 15:11:56
South Middle School Students Visit Marist College and Develop a Partnership
Six seventh graders and two sixth graders from South Middle School had an amazing experience at Marist College. They were engaged and asked great questions considering it was their first time being on a college campus.

2018-03-02 13:49:44
The Black History Club Highlights Black Girl Magic at Annual Show
The Black History Club is celebrating their fourth year and includes students from Newburgh Free Academy, Main and North campuses. The theme of this year’s show is: Black Girl Magic.

2018-03-02 13:43:52
Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus Hosts Annual Poetry Slam
Students from Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus performed in and enjoyed their traditional Poetry Slam. Scholars and teachers performed some of their favorite poems, as well as original pieces.

2018-03-01 15:56:30
Students from Meadow Hill GEM School and Heritage Middle School Learn to Diffuse Bullying
Students from each school spent two days learning to recognize and diffuse bullying situations as part of the Safe Schools Ambassadors Program.

2018-03-01 15:33:19
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.

2018-03-01 14:23:40
Heritage Middle School Students Learn to Stand Up to Bullying
Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students at Heritage Middle School participated in an assembly that empowers them to stop bullying. Sweethearts & Heroes is an organization that educates and motivates students about how to stop bullying.

2018-03-01 12:24:59
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.

2018-03-01 08:50:08
5th Graders from New Windsor School Visit West Point!
New Windsor School scholars participated in the ARMY West Point Basketball Education Day, and met with NCAA Division 1 student-athletes. Read more about their trip here!

2018-03-01 08:27:24
Important follow-up message from our Superintendent

2018-02-28 16:27:46
A letter from Mr. Doddo, co-Principal of NFA North to students and families at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus

2018-02-28 15:45:28
Gidney Avenue Memorial School Wins $1,000 NEA-NYSUT 20th Anniversary Read Across America Grant!
To support their Third Annual Literacy Night, happening on March 1st, two teachers seized an opportunity. Read more here.

2018-02-28 12:09:46
New Windsor School Hosts Student of the Month Assembly!
Students who demonstrated self-control, fairness, and compassion throughout December, January, and February were honored. See a photo recap here of the event.

2018-02-28 09:38:55
Universal Pre-K at GAMS Pedals For a Cause!
This past week, the district's tiniest scholars put their feet to work and hosted a Trike-A-Thon to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

2018-02-27 14:53:34
Project Based Learning at Balmville During 21st Century After School Program!
Coding skills and more implemented through fun formats. See some photos of students in action.

2018-02-27 11:48:49
Goldbacks in the News! Meadow Hill Scholars Featured in the Mid Hudson Times!
Each week, the Mid Hudson Times poses questions to students. This week, the question was: "What would you do if you were President for the day?"

2018-02-22 15:58:00
Goldbacks in the News! Excelsior Scholars Plan Youth Summit - Invite All to Participate!
Newburgh Free Academy students are organizing a local Newburgh leadership summit, planned for May 19, 2018. The Newburgh Youth Summit is part of a local initiative that students at Excelsior Academy are planning as part of their Community Impact Proj

2018-02-22 15:08:37
South Middle School Scholars raise $1,000 for Leukemia Lymphoma Society!
South Middle School put this year’s district mantra into motion and collected money for Leukemia Lymphoma Society‘s “Pennies for Patients” program.

2018-02-22 13:08:29
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.

2018-02-22 12:45:06
Vails Gate Gators Knit Red For A Cause!
At Vails Gate STEAM Academy, scholars immerse themselves in the Tiny Red Hat Project. Find out what this project is all about!

2018-02-22 10:30:35
Principal Doddo Presents His Story to US History & Government Class
Mr. Doddo gave first hand experience to Mr. Torrance Harvey's class about immigration, as he and his family emigrated to the US from Sicily in the early 19070s, when he was just eight years old!

2018-02-21 17:05:49
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.

2018-02-21 13:58:37
Goldbacks In The News at Balmville Elementary and NFA North Campus!
Second graders at Balmville share what they've learned about Black History Month with Spectrum News.

2018-02-21 13:18:36
Fostertown Looms for a Cause!
See the Fostertown Looming Club in action as their finished products help those in need.

2018-02-21 12:50:36
Universal Pre-K Brings in Chinese New Year!
See a photo recap here of Ms. Ohlhoff's Pre-K class celebrating the Chinese New Year

2018-02-21 12:43:00
Balmville Families: Home Connection Newsletter
The April 2018 issue of Home & School Connection monthly newsletter is now available.

2018-02-20 11:36:34
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.

2018-02-20 09:39:30
The Latest "Inside Meadow Hill" Video Clip - Scholars Learning How to LOVE Their Teeth!
Check out the latest happenings with our GEMS

2018-02-20 08:32:27
Fostertown 5th Graders Celebrate Their 1,000th Day of School!
Can you believe its been 1,000 days of school for our 5th graders?

2018-02-20 08:24:08
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.

2018-02-16 15:40:22
NFA West Campus Gives Out
Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus is doing it with love for the whole month of February! Each Friday, the building nominates one scholar and one faculty/staff member to receive their Do It With Love award.

2018-02-16 14:58:30
NFA Varsity Senior Night! (Boy's Basketball & Cheerleading)
NFA Varsity Boys Basketball & Cheerleading recognized their seniors at Thursday's game. Seniors were escorted on to the court with a special guest to help commemorate their senior years.

2018-02-16 14:47:49
South Middle School Hosts Movie Night: SCREENAGERS
amilies enjoyed popcorn and the movie. Afterward, Ms. Jen Ostrow, social worker and Mr. Kareem Donaldson, school counselor led a discussion about the movie and the emotional health of students as it relates to technology.

2018-02-16 14:21:47
Veterans Honored at NFA Varsity Basketball Game
Hope for Warriors hosted it's 3rd Annual event at an NFA Varsity Basketball Game this week.

2018-02-16 14:12:46
New Windsor School Brings in the Chinese New Year!
Scholars at New Windsor School celebrate and recognize the Chinese New Year and host a parade.

2018-02-16 12:20:43
Vails Gate Gators Celebrate the 100th Day of School!
Can you guess how old these gators are?

2018-02-16 11:27:04
Heritage Students Host Valentine's Day Dance!
The dance was open to all 6th-8th graders. The event was sold out, selling 250 tickets!

2018-02-16 08:16:27
Heritage Students Cards and Donate Toys to Local Child
e were told that he wanted a lot of Valentine’s Dat cards this year. My students worked very hard to make cards for him, and brought in money and Legos for Gabriel.

2018-02-16 08:06:34
Annual 'Jump For Johnny' Event is Extra Special This Year!
Meadow Hill GEM School honored one of their classmates at their annual, Jump for Johnny event. This year, the event had a special twist, and included many of Johnny’s original classmates, who are now eighth graders.

2018-02-15 12:03:51
Meadow Hill GEM's - Staff, Teachers, and Admins Stand By Each Other & Are Singing It With Love!
See the latest "Inside Meadow Hill" Video of Valentine's Day Sing-A-Long.

2018-02-15 10:56:09
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.

2018-02-15 10:44:16
Do It With Love Award at Fostertown!
Join us in congratulating these two wonderful individuals who

2018-02-15 10:28:29
NFA Production of School of Rock Tickets Now on Sale
The NFA production of School of Rock will be presented on March 16 through March 18th. Tickets are now available for online reservations or by phone.

2018-02-15 09:00:32
Newburgh Schools Have Number Three School Breakfast Program for its Size According to National Survey
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District increased its standing by one place, as part of the annual Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) survey coming in 3rd in 2016-2017 and 4th during the previous 2015-2016 school year.

2018-02-14 15:39:51
NFA Main Student Advances to State Finals in Poetry Out Loud Contest
Newburgh Free Academy, Main campus Lelia Walcott advanced to the Poetry Out Loud State Finals this week.

2018-02-14 15:07:43
Ms. Cappello's Class Puts District Mantra in Motion - Literally!
Students used the Adobe program After Effects to animate our district mantra. Ms. Cappello shared that it was the first time that students were working with a layered file in Photoshop.

2018-02-14 14:50:19
Is Your Tiny Scholar Ready for Kindergarten for 2018-2019 ? Registration Starts on February 15th!
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District Kindergarten registration is running from February 15th through March 2nd , 2018.

2018-02-14 14:43:56
NFA Alumna Gives Back - Comes Back to Teach Technique
Ms. Ruggerio’s lesson included everything from intake with a client, preparation, safety and hygiene, best practices, retention of clients, chemistry of products, and sales.

2018-02-14 14:41:11
Fostertown is Doing it With LOVE for Valentine's Day - Rally & All!
Fostertown is Doing it With LOVE today in spirit of the holiday and living out the district mantra.

2018-02-14 13:37:25
NFA Boys Basketball Team Recognizes Former Goldbach Coach and Administrator, Mr. Ronald Jackson
The award was given to Mr. Jackson for all his years of service helping our youth in various ways here in Newburgh. Newburgh Basketball and the community would like to thank Mr. Jackson for all his services and support throughout the years.

2018-02-14 13:33:26
NFA’s Youth Activation Council Attend Youth Activation Summit for the Section IX Unified Sports and Special Olympics
The purpose of the summit was for students to collaborate with each other on ways to increase support and to be more inclusive within their school and community.

2018-02-14 10:12:55
The Latest "Inside Meadow Hill" Video Clip - We LOVE Our Bus Drivers !
This month students at Meadow Hill School honored their bus drivers with an appreciation ceremony.

2018-02-14 10:04:56
Newburgh Free Academy Hosts Winter Ball!
Students gathered over the weekend to dance the night away!

2018-02-14 09:53:02
South Middle School Hosts 5th Annual Books & Breakfast Event
Attracting more than 300 people on Saturday morning, SMS welcomed families, and many brought their own!

2018-02-14 09:33:44
Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Student Wins Writing Contest
Sponsored by Teaching the Hudson Valley, Redwan Arosh won a trip to a place in the Hudson Valley as a result of an essay he submitted for their

2018-02-14 09:25:49
NFA West Campus Gives Out "Do it With Love" Awards for the Month of February!
Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus is doing it with love for the whole month of February! Each Friday, the building nominates one scholar and one faculty/staff member to receive their Do It With Love award.

2018-02-14 09:12:13
NFA West Campus Launches Mentoring Program with Mount Saint Mary College
Coordinated by School Counselor, Ms. Lakeya Stukes and Associate Professor of Education, Dr. David Gallagher, each worked with students at their respective campuses to prepare for a successful mentoring program.

2018-02-14 08:44:16
Balmville Students LOVE Their Teeth!
School and community come together to provide preventative dental screenings.

2018-02-13 14:51:56
Connecting Our Schools With Local Businesses - Orange County's Future Workforce In Newburgh Schools!
Good morning from Orange County Chamber of Commerce breakfast.

2018-02-13 10:00:28
Goldbacks in the News! Two Excelsior Students Recognized as Black Pioneers in Newburgh!
Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus Excelsior Academy students, Kailyn Bremmer and Ameesah Cotton were recognized by SUNY Orange this weekend as part of their “Black Pioneers of Newburgh: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” ceremony at the Newburgh campus

2018-02-12 15:52:21
Newburgh Wrestling Has a Two Section 9 Champions!
Overall, Newburgh Wrestling finished in 3rd Place at the 2018 Section 9 Championships!

2018-02-12 15:39:47
3rd Annual Superintendent’s Celebration of the Arts
This year highlights how vocal music is part of our lives… beyond Academy Field! We hope you can attend this very special event.

2018-02-12 15:33:25
Meadow Hill Hosts Valentine’s Day Luncheon for Senior Residents
On Saturday, February 2, Meadow Hill students and staff in collaboration with the Town of Newburgh Recreation Center held a Valentine’s luncheon for local senior citizen residents.

2018-02-12 09:16:17
NFA Debate Team Competes at the University of Pennsylvania Liberty Bell Classic Tournament!
Wishing luck to our team members participating at the University of Pennsylvania Liberty Bell Classic tournament!

2018-02-09 15:15:12
NFA Cabaret Does It With Love!
Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus hosted a Cabaret with over 20 performers this week. The theme: Do It With Love.

2018-02-09 15:09:13
Meet Azariah McLymore and The McLymore Foundation
In 2016, I started McLymore Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization that supports youth in rising above the expectations.

2018-02-09 12:55:11
GAMS Scholars Doing it with LOVE!
Scholars mailed out over 250 Valentine's Day cards to our soldiers overseas.

2018-02-09 11:03:13
The Fullerton Crew at NFA Main Campus - For All of Your Design Needs!
The Fullerton Crew accepts all work that comes their way, whether inside the district or a local business in the community. Scholars will sit down with members of the organization to collect an idea of the current brand of the group and then the visi

2018-02-09 10:57:22
Human Capital Partners Hosts Inaugural New Employee Dinner!
The theme of the event surrounded the district mantra: Do it with love. Food and service was provided by scholars and teachers from the Culinary program at Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus.

2018-02-09 10:23:21
NFA West Campus Gives Out "Do it With Love" Awards for the Month of February!
Each Friday, the building nominates one scholar and one faculty/staff member to receive their Do It With Love award.

2018-02-09 09:44:35
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?"

2018-02-09 08:33:47
Meadow Hill School Annual Valentine’s Day Dance
Meadow Hill was “doing it with love” at the school’s annual Valentine’s day dance. See a photo recap here from the event!

2018-02-08 10:30:25
Student Government at South Middle School Hosts: Screenagers. All are welcome!
We are thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time. Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Join us to

2018-02-08 10:26:05
Books and Breakfast Open to Everyone at South Middle School!
South Middle School is hosting Books and Breakfast event this Saturday, February 10, 2018. Sign ups are required!

2018-02-08 10:22:53
Guest Speaker Angela C. Winfield visits Meadow Hill
Student’s in Mrs. Winfield-Corbett’s 8th grade class recently wrapped up a unit of study in ELA on standing up for rights by overcoming obstacles. Students critically analyzed the work of former NECSD student Angela C. Winfield.

2018-02-06 15:01:25
Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Senior Named Distinguished Finalist for New York's Top Youth Volunteers Of 2018
Along with eight other finalists in New York, Ms. Makam was awarded a certificate, a letter of recognition from the President of the United States, and will receive an engraved Bronx medallion at a Board of Education meeting at a later date.

2018-02-06 10:56:51
Hope for the Warriors Varsity Basketball Game Fundraiser
The NFA Varsity Boys Basketball team will be facing Monroe Woodbury on February 15, 2018 at 7PM. Bring a veteran to the game and help raise funds for Hope for the Warriors organization.

2018-02-06 10:36:33
Meadow Hill GEM's - Save the Date for Coffee & Conversation on Being Heart Healthy!
Join the Meadow Hill School Nurse's Office staff & district Wellness Committee on February 14th. See the flyer here.

2018-02-06 09:22:11
New Windsor School Gives Out February Big Heart Award & It's a Family Affair
Join us in congratulating Mr. James Formato!

2018-02-06 09:06:11
Gardnertown Kicks Off Annual Pennies for Patients Campaign and is Doing it With LOVE!
Since 2011, Gardnertown has been actively campaigning in partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to help funding research and treatments for children suffering with blood cancers.

2018-02-05 12:59:32
Meadow Hill School - Nurse's Office Doing it with LOVE for American Heart Association!
Some shining GEMS at Meadow Hill - Nurse's office teamed up with American Heart Association to raise awareness for women's heart health.

2018-02-05 12:41:41
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.

2018-02-05 10:43:43
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!

2018-02-05 10:15:30
Coming up Later This Month - Horizons on the Hudson Hosts Annual Blood Drive!
Save the date, Wednesday February 21st is the HOH Blood Drive.

2018-02-05 10:03:37
Goldbacks in the News! Heritage Scholars are Featured in the Mid Hudson Times this week!
Each week, the Mid Hudson Times poses questions to students. This week, the question was: “If you could be friends with anyone from history, who would it be and why?

2018-02-02 09:52:40
Zumba Fundraiser for Meadow Hill Families
Come out to Meadow Hill School for a fundraiser for a Zumba class each month.

2018-02-01 13:42:22
Goldbacks Give Back! NFA Main Hosts 3rd Blood Drive
35 student volunteers will be on hand and team captains anticipate having 125-150 blood donors throughout the day.

2018-02-01 08:42:04
The Latest "Inside Meadow Hill" Video Clip - Sneak Peak into the Academic Lives of Our GEMS
Check out the latest "Inside Meadow Hill" highlighting the use of thinking maps in Ms. Pavri's class!

2018-01-30 09:33:34
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.

2018-01-30 09:18:33
Newburgh Wrestling Sets a School Record for Most Dual Meet wins
Newburgh Wrestling sets a school record for most Dual Meet wins in a season - 21 with a 58-29 victory over Natick, MA at the 30th Annual Newburgh Duals!

2018-01-29 08:52:03
NFA West Campus All Male Mentoring Program learn from Eric Newton of100 Men of Newburgh
Mr. Newton met with the young men to share his personal and professional journey. Mr. Newton started his career as a Military Police Officer, Correction Office and was a Federal Agent with the DEA. He is now a Senior Counselor with the Office of Chil

2018-01-29 08:40:56
Goldbacks in the News! We need your vote!
Vails Gate STEAM Academy and Meadow Hill School K-8 are two of 78 schools that are finalists for the grant from Project Fit America. Four schools will be selected, so both of our schools have a chance to win.

2018-01-26 14:28:35
Newburgh in the News! Ms. Christine McCartney Highlighted as National Geographic Educator of the Week!
Check out the link within for the full story and a short video of Ms. McCartney's Nat Geo Educator Certificate Program Capstone Project.

2018-01-26 14:21:12
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.

2018-01-26 13:01:39
Cody the Therapy Dog is a Member of the GAMS Family!
Certified Therapy Dog, Cody and his owner Ms. Piatt are frequent visitors of GAMS. Cody brings a sense of joy and positive energy to all students and staff!

2018-01-25 15:50:30
HMS and NFA Families: Scoliosis Screening
During the next several weeks the nurses in the health office will be conducting postural screenings.

2018-01-25 10:49:40
Balmville Families: Home Connection Newsletter
The March 2018 issue of Home & School Connection monthly newsletter is now available.

2018-01-25 09:11:17
NFA Students and Families: Advanced Placement Testing
The Advanced Placement testing registration deadline is February 2, 2018. Please be sure to have your registration forms in by the deadline.

2018-01-24 14:23:34
NFA West Campus Scholar Shadows Reporter as Part of Internship Program
Lawrence Coleman, grade 10, a student at Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus, shadowed Leonard Sparks, a reporter for the Times Herald Record as part of the internship program.

2018-01-24 11:01:59
Check out the latest video clip from "Inside Meadow Hill School", highlighting the 7th Grade Book Tasting!
Meadow Hill GEMS had the opportunity to taste the flavors of different literary genres.

2018-01-24 10:10:52
21st Century After School Program - Field Trip Fun with Students from GAMS and Balmville!
K-2 Students, family members, and staff from GAMS and Balmville participated in a Family Fun Field Trip to Locust Grove Estates where they had hands on fun learning together about science Common Core standards revolving around simple machines.

2018-01-24 09:49:09
Mid Hudson Times Poses Question to Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus Students
This week, their question was: "How can someone be a good leader, like Martin Luther King Jr?"

2018-01-24 09:06:02
NFA West Student Creates Podcasts During Internship
As part of the internship program at Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus, 10th grader, Jordan Patterson, meets with Dr. David Gallagher, Associate Professor of Education at Mount Saint Mary College to develop podcasts.

2018-01-23 15:51:11
National Kindness Week Celebrated at New Windsor School!
NWS hosted 3 kindness cafes for students. An upper and lower grade was invited to each cafe to share words of kindness, decorate kindness cups, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate.

2018-01-23 15:35:26
Scholars Owning their Own Learning at Gardnertown!
Gardnertown Leadership Academy, where scholars are owning their own academic achievements through the use of their "Leadership/Student Data Binders"! Scholars as young as first grade all the way through 5th have been tracking their progress.

2018-01-23 12:11:10
Meadow Hill School - In the Running to Win a Project Fit America Playground!
Voting period extended! Vote for our schools!

2018-01-22 13:25:46
Vails Gate STEAM Academy - In the Running to Win a Project Fit America Playground!
Voting period extended! Vote for our schools!

2018-01-22 13:19:54
Freshman James Thorpe Set Shot Put Record!
The Newburgh Boys Track Team was led by Freshman, James Thorpe who set the shot put record ( 39' 6

2018-01-22 10:20:47
Latino Family Literacy Program - Off to a great start at Gardnertown!
Families learned about the Latino Family Literacy Project and how it supports literacy through home-based learning strategies that they can do with their young scholars, this past Saturday.

2018-01-22 09:20:03
Lady Goldbacks fundraise for Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation at PINK OUT! Event
The Lady Goldbacks raised $224 and hope to make this an annual event!

2018-01-22 09:15:06
NFA, North Campus Students Turned Statistical Information Into Interactive Class Project
Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus students turned statistical information from a survey into a class project for Mr. Keane’s class.

2018-01-19 15:30:21
Scholars came Dressed to Impress for their very first job interviews at GAMS!
Students had the opportunity to apply for and inquire about over 20 different positions within the school - including Pre-K Leader, Student Ambassador, School Safety Leader, Recess Leader, & Art Leader - just to name a few!

2018-01-19 15:20:57
NFA North Campus Expect 60 donors at Blood Drive
Team Captains organized 35 student volunteers throughout the day and expected to see around 60 donors – mostly students, but some teachers and members of the community.

2018-01-19 15:12:11
New Windsor School Scholars Help Launch Newburgh Basics with Cornerstone Family Health
Cornerstone Family Healthcare launched a Lending Library in partnership with The Newburgh Basics, a program through the Newburgh Enlarged City School District, housed on their Pediatric floor, thanks to the help of New Windsor School scholars.

2018-01-19 08:12:06
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.

2018-01-18 08:49:20
Students from NFA West's All Male Mentoring Program Volunteer for MLK Day of Service
Four students from the All Male Mentoring Program at Newburgh Free Academy’s, West Campus and one student from Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus volunteered with Habitat for Humanity as part of their MLK Day of Service.

2018-01-16 12:08:20
Boys Track Team performs Well at Molloy Stanner Games
While moving away from the longer 4X400m relay and turning their attention to the shorter 4X200m relay to help the athletes to gain some rest and recovery time. The group of: Brendon Hanson, Ricardo Singh, Davin Slater, and Ryler Gould won the race

2018-01-16 10:19:46
The Mid-Hudson Times Poses Question to South Middle School Students
Each week, the Mid-Hudson Times poses questions to students. This week, their question was:

2018-01-12 14:45:02
Ms. Rose's Exceptional Learners Class celebrates January birthdays!
Four students celebrated their 12th and 14th birthdays.

2018-01-12 14:37:53
NECSD Accepts My Brother's Keeper Challenge
This month Newburgh has joined hundreds of cities nationwide in accepting My Brother’s Keeper challenge. Aimed at improving life outcomes and opening up opportunities for all youth.

2018-01-12 14:32:35
NFA West Campus Students Learn about the Empire State After-School Program
Mr. Grice, Empire State After-School Program Facilitator let students know about the programs that would be held at West and encouraged everyone to sign up.

2018-01-12 12:20:42
New Windsor School Hosts Annual Winter Concert
On Wednesday, January 10th New Windsor School scholars performed in their Winter Concert, see a photo recap of the event!

2018-01-12 10:01:04
21st Century After School Program - In Action at Balmville Elementary!
The 21st Century Afterschool Academy is an afterschool program where students can get homework help and tutoring along with enrichment activities that include but are not limited to chess, STEAM Project Based Learning, and the Arts provided by Newbur

2018-01-12 08:47:52
NFA Alumni Speak with Science Honor Society
Over fifty students from Newburgh Free Academy’s Science Honor Society gathered to listen to four alumni who returned to tell their story and give advice - just a year or two later from when they sat in those same seats.

2018-01-11 15:20:38
Newburgh Free Library with support of the Newburgh Basics to host Newburgh Baby Shower & Wee One Welcome
The event is this Saturday, January 13th from 10am - 11:30am in the Main Library.

2018-01-11 09:15:39
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.

2018-01-11 08:59:28
Utilizing Technology in the Classroom at New Windsor School!
Find out how the scholars over at New Windsor School are learning and creating using their classroom promethean board.

2018-01-11 08:36:06
Horizons on the Hudson Honor Society delivers donations to food pantry!
Goldbacks doing it with LOVE & giving back!

2018-01-11 08:18:37
South Middle School Families: Scoliosis Screening at SMS
During the next several weeks, the nurses in the Health Office will be conducting postural screenings at SMS.

2018-01-10 13:46:21
Update To District Calendar
The Board of Education recently approved changes to the district calendar concerning January 25 and 30th.

2018-01-10 13:31:18
South Middle School Faculty of the Week
South Middle School has received over 200 peer nominations for Faculty of the Week

2018-01-09 13:29:16
NFA North Campus PTECH Excelsior Academy discuss ideas for Youth Summit with Dr. Padilla
Dr. Padilla, Superintendent of Newburgh Schools, sat with a group of students in Ms. Christine McCartney and Ms. Jaqueline Hesse’s class at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus PTECH Excelsior Academy to discuss their ideas for Youth Summit in the Spr

2018-01-09 09:17:52
FBI Presents to Classes at Heritage Middle School
Heritage Middle School welcomed members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to speak to students about various job opportunities within the organization and personal cyber security for our students.

2018-01-08 13:54:04
Books & Breakfast for South Middle School Families Now Available
Books and Breakfast is a family event for South Middle School families that will take place in the morning of February 10, 2018.

2018-01-08 10:18:04
Check out the latest video clip from "Inside Meadow Hill School", highlighting the Before School Tennis Program!
These tennis players are doing it with love before their day even truly begins.

2018-01-08 10:07:21
New Windsor School Gives Out January Big Heart Award!
This month’s recipient was described as someone who has been “doing it with love” for years both within and outside the classroom, extending positive outreach for students and their families through the community at large.

2018-01-08 09:43:19
Goldbacks in the News! NFA North Campus Research Program
"Research program pays off for students" is the title of the article that can be found in the Times Herald Record highlighting a research program at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus.

2018-01-08 09:06:17
NFA Boys Track Team swept all 3 divisions of the 4X400m relay
Competing against over 3,000 of the top athletes on the East coast at the New York Armory this weekend, the Newburgh Free Academy Boys Track Team swept all 3 divisions of the 4X400m relay at the Hispanic Games Invitational along with setting a meet

2018-01-08 09:00:02
Vails Gate STEAM Academy - In the Running to Win a Project Fit America Playground!
Public voting is now open! Help Vails Gate STEAM Academy win!

2018-01-05 10:36:31
Meadow Hill School - In the Running to Win a Project Fit America Playground!
Public voting is now open! Help Meadow Hill School win!

2018-01-05 10:31:30
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!

2018-01-02 11:12:37
Newburgh Free Academy Boys Track Team compete at The Marine Corps. Invitational
The Newburgh Free Academy Boys Track Team performed well at The Marine Corps. Invitational that was held 1on December 29th at the New York Armory.

2018-01-02 08:50:39
Vails Gate student gets a surprise gift from her family just in time for the holidays!
Welcome home NFA graduate, Jorge Pelaez! Jorge, a proudly serving US Marine surprises his 3rd grade sister, Michelle this afternoon.

2017-12-22 14:29:11
Newburgh Free Academy Celebrates 89 Year Tradition and Performs Winter Concert
Performances included A Capella Mixed Chorus, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Madrigals, and an arrangement with the Full Orchestra, A Cappella Chorus, Alumni, and Guests.

2017-12-22 11:34:26
New Windsor School Scholars Bring in the Holidays with STEM Projects!
Ms. Roberts' and Ms. Lynch's class worked in groups to create gingerbread houses using only legos! See some photos of these gingerbread houses built with a twist.

2017-12-22 11:11:17
Meadow Hill Staff Sings in the Holiday Season!
Check out the Holiday Caroling Video of these GEM's doing it with LOVE!

2017-12-22 10:31:30
NFA Boys Varsity Goldbacks host the 5th Annual Danny "Butterfly" Washington Showcase
On December 21st the NFA Boys Varsity Goldbacks held the 5th Annual Danny "Butterfly" Washington Showcase to help remember a longtime former Goldback and keep his memory alive. "Butterfly" was an active supporter and follower of NFA Athletics.

2017-12-22 08:26:50
Meadow Hill Students Perform Winter Concert
Performances were held by 6th grade Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, 6th grade Chorus, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, 7thy and 8th grade Chorus, Jazz Band, and Select Choir.

2017-12-22 08:18:45
#DoitwithLove and Potential Power Awards at NFA North!
NFA North hosted an award ceremony for students who displayed

2017-12-22 08:03:21
South Middle School Students Adopt 4 familites
Mr. Maher and Ms. Cellai supported students as they organized a food, clothing, and toy drive. Student Government students collected the majority of the food throughout the school.

2017-12-22 07:54:54
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

2017-12-21 15:41:02
Mrs. Collier's Class presents "A Multi-Species Holiday Celebration!"
Third graders from Balmville Elementary put on a spectacular holiday show, recognizing and introducing all of the winter holidays! Check out some photos from the performance.

2017-12-21 09:09:11
Goldbacks Give Back! NFA Cosmetology and Barbering Help Those in Need
About 30 students from NFA Main’s Barbering and Cosmetology programs woke up early on a Saturday morning to volunteer their time and their skills to serve those in need at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital

2017-12-20 17:33:46
Central Office Staff Participate in Adopt-A-Family Program - do it with love!
Six families from Balmville School were adopted by several divisions. Families received toys, non-perishable food items, clothing, gift cards and holiday surprises.

2017-12-20 14:39:25
Balmville Welcomes Prospective Kindergarten Parents with Sweet Treats!
Balmville Elementary hosted their Annual Grade K Open House for prospective parents with children who will be entering next school year. Parents and families were able to enjoy a delicious pizza dinner and sweet treats thanks to the PTO.

2017-12-20 12:41:21
GAMS Hosts First Ever Student Job Fair!
GAMS hosted the first ever job fair today for STUDENTS in grades 3 through 5, as part of their Leader In Me Program. The purpose of the job fair was to encourage more students to take on leadership roles within the GAMS school community.

2017-12-20 12:21:14
72 Student Athletes Recognized as Scholar Athletes
All students received a pin to recognize their accomplishment.

2017-12-20 11:28:29
US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Visits Newburgh Free Academy
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Mr. Schweizer’s class on Friday to discuss Career and Technical Education programming. Mr. Schweizer teaches Architecture, Engineering, and Design and is the Chief Advisor for NFA’s Concept Vehicle Racing Team.

2017-12-20 10:54:20
NFA North Music Department Performed their Winter Concert
Students performed in the Orchestra, Percussion Demonstration, Mixed Chorus, and Concert Band.

2017-12-20 10:42:52
South Middle School performs Winter Concert
South Middle School performed their Winter Concert last week, featuring Concert Orchestra, 6th grade Chorus, Concert Band, and 7th & 8th grade Chorus.

2017-12-20 09:52:16
Area Superintendents Discuss My Brother's Keeper and visit the Armory
Part of the day included a trip to the Newburgh Armory Unity Center. Superintendents were able to tour the Armory and hear about programs offered on Saturdays and throughout the week.

2017-12-20 09:20:25
Heritage Middle School Bands Perform
Under the direction of, Mr. Michael Hickey, the 6th grade band and the 7th & 8th grade bands performed traditional songs and songs that put a 'twist' on traditional seasonal songs.

2017-12-19 15:50:32
The Madrigals Perform for the Newburgh Rotary Club
Led by, Ms. Jillian Caci, songs included holiday favorites as well as the madrigal, Walking on Green Grass.

2017-12-19 15:20:43
South Middle School Students Celebrate Elephant Day!
Students from South Middle School honored Elephant Day 2017 by hosting elephant themed activities geared toward raising money to be donated to a student selected organization.

2017-12-19 14:45:08
New Windsor School is Getting in the Holiday Spirit!
Cookies and Craft fun was had by some deserving scholars.

2017-12-19 14:39:11
NFA West Students Hear from Big Picture Learning Speaker
Mr. Witcher told students the story of his life path so far. As a Big Picture Learning school, many students from NFA West were able to relate to his path.

2017-12-19 14:24:56
Mrs. Linda Romano, 2018 ACTE National Teacher of the Year (Full coverage)
The Association of Career and Technical Education awarded Ms. Linda Romano, teacher at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus, 2018 ACTE National Teacher of the Year award this week.

2017-12-19 13:59:41
NFA West All Male Mentoring Program visits Madison Square Garden
Students had an opportunity to tour New York City and learn more about sports arenas, colleges in Manhattan and other cultural institutions.

2017-12-19 10:43:07
Newburgh Wrestlers win big!
Newburgh Wrestlers took on a challenging team this week and came out on top.

2017-12-19 10:21:29
Goldbacks Are the Fastest in the Nation!
The Newburgh Boys Track Team set three meet records at the AT&T Hall of Fame Invitational that was held this past Saturday (December 16, 2017) at the New York City Armory.

2017-12-19 10:13:47
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.

2017-12-18 09:12:13
A Race to the Mound Raises $20,800.00
Over 500 racers attended the event with over 100 spectators and volunteers who joined in the fun of the day.

2017-12-18 09:05:19
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.

2017-12-14 14:26:52
Please Join us on January 11th, 2018!
Information for all families of preschool students entering Kindergarten in September 2018 who currently receive Special Education services through CPSE.

2017-12-14 13:51:03
NFA Key Club Hosts International Night
Juniors, Veronica Gonzalez, Annie Yang, Jacqueline Aquino, and Eliana Rodriguez wanted to focus on “Unity in the Community” and kept that focus as they spent weeks working out the details to present an event that hosted over 100 people and raised ove

2017-12-13 22:49:12
South Middle School Drama Department Presents: Hoodie
This middle school vignette play examines self-image and appearance. Middle schoolers face a tornado of questions every day. What do I wear? What if I wear the wrong thing? What is she wearing? What do I look like? Stop looking at me!

2017-12-13 18:17:35
17 NFA Students Display Art and Poetry at SUNY Orange
Seventeen students from NFA North displayed artwork and poetry at SUNY Orange in Newburgh as part of an exhibit that commemorates the United Nations signing the Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

2017-12-13 17:54:08
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!

2017-12-12 09:48:49
Meadow Hill GEM's Highlight Video
Meadow Hill School, one of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District’s unique K through 8th grade buildings, is paving the way in innovative learning and school pride. Faculty, staff, and students alike share what they love most about being a GEM!

2017-12-12 09:11:40
NFA Debate team competes in first tournament
Members of the Debate team participated in their first tournament of the season at Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, NJ. There were three teams of 2 who went three rounds on Friday, December 8th.

2017-12-12 08:54:02
NFA West Hear from Inspirational Speaker, written by NFA West scholar Madison Jasso
Phoenix Tracy Gayle, a black trans woman in America who has seen the impact of gun violence first hand has a very important and inspirational message to the youth in Newburgh about gun violence.

2017-12-08 14:37:17
Excelsior Academy hosts Hour of Code
Newburgh Free Academy - North campus Excelsior Academy has been offering an Hour of Code event for the last four years as part of a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries

2017-12-08 13:53:27
NFA North Campus Open House Date Change
The NFA North Campus Open House has been moved from December 20, 2017 to Thursday, January 4, 2018

2017-12-08 13:43:55
GAMS Scholars Honored for Kindness at Monthly Leadership Assembly!
Kindness was the theme at GAMS this month for their Leadership Assembly. Special Guest Appearance by GAMS very own Early Bird to give out the award for Class Perfect Attendance!

2017-12-08 13:35:54
NFA West students visit local art exhibit and discuss gun violence
NFA West visited the Newburgh Community Photography Project exhibition Last Seen/Scene as part of their digital arts class with Ms. Nina D’Alfonso and Ms. Elizabeth Cappello, a participating photographer in the exhibit.

2017-12-08 13:34:29
Students create Creations of Love business at NFA Main
Creations of Love operates out of the NFA Main Bookstore Mondays - Fridays 8 am - 11:45 am. Please consider them in all of your holiday needs!

2017-12-08 13:16:01
NFA Teacher Linda Romano Named ACTE National Teacher of the Year!
Health Science Educator Linda Romano was named national teacher of the year by the Association for Career and Technical Education

2017-12-07 13:02:09
December Letter from the PTA
Welcome to our first letter from the school's PTA. We are excited to launch this and look forward to bringing this to our students, faculty & community.

2017-12-07 11:23:48
Meadow Hill December Newsletter
The Meadow Hill December Newsletter is now available to read online.

2017-12-07 10:43:38
South MS PTG Family Morning Movie: Star Wars The Last Jedi
On December 16, 2017, the SMS PTG will be hosting a Family Morning Movie at Showtime Cinemas. Tickets are $6 per person

2017-12-06 15:34:41
Collaboration, Teacher & Student Leadership, & Celebration at Meadow Hill School K-8
The Meadow Hill School Student Government and National Junior Honor Society made a difference in the lives of six families for the Thanksgiving holiday celebration!

2017-12-06 15:29:06
The NFA Social Studies Department sponsored a new American flag for the Karpeles Manuscript Museum in Newburgh.
The flag stands proud on the top of the building on lower Broadway

2017-12-06 09:23:09
Blood Drive at NFA Main Campus - December 7th 8:30AM to 1:00PM
No appointments necessary. NFA Main Campus will be having a blood drive on Thursday, December 7th, in the Girls gym 8:30 to 1:00.

2017-12-05 11:27:17
GAMS Music Teacher honored by The Academy for Teachers
Music teacher at Gidney Avenue Memorial School, Karin McCartney was honored this week by The Academy for Teachers!

2017-12-05 10:41:11
THA Families: December Newsletter
Here's the December Family Newsletter, upcoming event information can be found on the calendar.

2017-12-05 10:15:04
Gardnertown Honors Student Leaders at Student Lighthouse Induction Ceremony
Join us in congratulating the 22 5th graders from Gardnertown who were inducted into the Student Lighthouse Program after a several month long application process!

2017-12-05 10:06:05
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.

2017-12-04 10:12:00
NFA Main students perform an all dance version of The Wizard of Oz this weekend!
Friday, ,December 1st st 7pm and Saturday, December 2nd at 2pm. General admission tickets can be purchased at the door for $5.

2017-12-01 15:12:22
NFA North students learn about First Responder careers first-hand
Over 60 students from NFA North were invited to participate in an in-depth learning opportunity at the Cronomer Valley Fire Department in Newburgh this week.

2017-12-01 14:32:44
Heritage Middle School students Donate Clothing for Those in Need
Five years ago, students from Heritage Middle School developed the concept of H.O.P.E – meaning helping our people everywhere.

2017-12-01 14:09:20
NFA graduate Gianni Perez talks to NFA West students about Greek Life and how it feels to be in a Fraternity/Sorority
Gianni Perez a NFA graduate talks about Greek Life and how life in a sorority/fraternity helps on resumes for colleges and jobs.

2017-12-01 13:51:35
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.

2017-12-01 13:30:27
Over 70 South Middle School students learn about art and visit Storm King Art Center
Throughout the day, students in multiple classes had an opportunity to create their own sculpture while incorporating elements of things they learn in their English class.

2017-12-01 13:20:49
Boys Varsity Basketball Team hosted its 4th Annual Newburgh Goldback Family Day!
The basketball coaching staff, parents and players gathered together to share and go over plans and programs to help there student athletes be successful on and off the court.

2017-12-01 13:07:28
NECSD Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Team presented at the 23rd Annual Multicultural Education Conference at SUNY New Paltz
Their workshop, entitled "Examining Bias and Stereotypes Through the Social Emotional Learning Model", highlighted the roles of SEL instruction and multidisciplinary collaboration in identifying and addressing educational and social bias.

2017-12-01 13:02:11
Temple Hill Academy's December Newsletter is here!
Find out what's going on in December for our THA Tigers.. hot off the press!

2017-12-01 11:10:55
New Windsor School has some Outstanding Scholarly Characters!
Students at New Windsor School were celebrated this trimester for the character growth they have displayed. Students were nominated and honored by their teachers for exemplifying the traits of Honesty, Responsibility, & Respect.

2017-12-01 08:59:48
New Windsor School PTO - Ringing in the Holiday Season through Song!
New Windsor School's PTO held their 3rd annual Barnes and Noble holiday night on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the Barnes and Noble location on Rte 17K and 300.

2017-11-30 11:42:53
Vails Gate hosts STEAM Night!
Yesterday, Vails Gate held their STEAM Night/Science Fair where parents, teachers, students & families were able to play and innovate together through various activities/games.

2017-11-30 11:33:42
Vails Gate STEAM Night and Science Fair Rescheduled
The Vails Gate STEAM Night and Science Fair has been rescheduled from Thursday this week to Wednesday night to coincide with our open house.

2017-11-28 12:34:35
NFA North learns from NY Mets and NY Giants team doctor!
Dr. Conway gave insight on his experiences at Crystal Run, his college experience at Princeton which led him to working with the New York Mets and the New York Giants. He also works with the US Ski Team.

2017-11-28 12:12:58
NFA North Criminal Justice CO-OP Program Visit to Orange County Police Chiefs Police Academy
Mr. Mike Truncale from NFA North Security and Law Program brought students from the Criminal Procedure Co-Op class on a trip to the Orange County Police Chiefs Police Academy last week.

2017-11-27 10:25:12
New Windsor School gives out November Big Heart Award to....!
This month's winner/recipient was described as very knowledgeable in her field with a wealth of history and strong relationships with students, parents, families and staff. November's Big Heart Award winner at NWS was School Psychologist, Kelly Caci.

2017-11-27 09:20:08
New Windsor School Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-Up
Your school is using PTCFast.com to make signups as convenient as possible this year. Click the headline for more information.

2017-11-22 17:02:58
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.

2017-11-22 08:13:11
South Middle School class celebrates Thanksgiving!
Ms. Lydia Rose and her mixed class of 6th - 8th grade Exceptional Learners celebrated Thanksgiving on Tuesday.

2017-11-21 22:30:12
New Windsor School - Spreading Thanks as Goldbacks Give Back!
New Windsor School students donated a total of 674 nonperishable items, plus 1 turkey, and staff donated 20 turkeys. They made Thanksgiving baskets for 22 of our NWS families. New Windsor School is absolutely doing it with LOVE!

2017-11-21 15:44:29
79 NFA Main students accepted to SUNY Orange!
79 NFA Main students applied for admissions to SUNY Orange and all 79 were accepted! A total of $2,370 in application fees was saved!

2017-11-21 15:44:19
NFA North & West Goldbacks give back - volunteer at local food bank!
Students from Girls to Ladies and Excelsior Academy at NFA North volunteered with Loaves and Fishes, local food pantry at United First Methodist Church on Liberty Street. Students divided and packaged goods that will be distributed Tuesday.

2017-11-21 15:38:50
Newburgh School comes out for Lap4Life event!
Over the weekend, several members of the Newburgh Enlarged City School district community volunteered for Lap4Life, a local organization celebrating it's 10th year of raising money and awareness for cancer.

2017-11-21 15:25:33
NFA West Male Mentoring Program visits Marist Basketball
Mentoring continues at West for the All Male Mentoring Program! Students toured Marist College, attended a basketball game and had a mentoring talk with Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach.

2017-11-21 14:52:14
Heritage Middle School student submits poems for contest
Poems were submitted as a project from the Annual Senator Larkin Thanksgiving Contest.

2017-11-21 14:38:53
NFA North Excelsior Goldbacks give back!
Down the road from South Middle School, students worked to improve their community and impact the lives of a family by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh.

2017-11-21 14:12:55
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.

2017-11-21 14:00:36
NFA West students host International Celebration
“Students bring food from different cultures. There are so many different foods that I've never tried before that I get to try today. And we get to all eat as a big family and learn about different foods together and the cultures they represent.” Sab

2017-11-21 13:48:33
GAMS Goldbacks give back and join Assemblyman to hand out food
GAMS 5th grade Honor Society participates in Giving Day at St. Mary’s on the 3rd Friday of every month.

2017-11-21 13:40:56
Opening Day at NFA Main Salon Clinic is a busy one!
Every Friday, from 7:15am – 10:00am, the Cosmetology department offers a Salon Clinic. Friday, November 17th was their grand opening and it was a busy day!

2017-11-21 13:30:36
Two young scholars teach Armory Board members chess!
Last week, two Newburgh students presented to the Newburgh Armory Unity Center Board of Directors.

2017-11-21 13:14:40
GAMS Pre-K Thanksgiving Feast, tasty food and smiling faces!
Pre-K at GAMS held their Annual Thanksgiving Feast and a great time was had by all, see photo recap.

2017-11-21 11:28:02
HOH Goldbacks Give Back with some Community Help.
Thanksgiving dinner bags handed out to over 60 families this morning at HOH!

2017-11-21 11:18:33
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.

2017-11-21 11:03:38
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.

2017-11-20 09:58:13
Fostertown Grade 3 Production of Aladdin!
Featuring Ms. McGuire, Ms. Hawes' and Mrs. Coffey's classes. The Aladdin production was filled with amazing costumes, scenery, and music!

2017-11-17 13:38:13
Meet your Communication Strategists!
Put a face to a name and learn more about who to contact to advertise all of the great things you and your students do!

2017-11-17 11:55:21
Girls to Ladies coordinate coat drives in Heritage and NFA North
Girls to Ladies starts at Heritage and continues in the high school. All three high schools are welcome and participate. Coats were collected from donation bins that had been set up at Heritage and NFA North.

2017-11-16 23:18:30
NFA Main sends record 13 students to NYSSMA
Thirteen students are the most students the district has had qualify in some time.

2017-11-16 23:04:35
K9 officers speak with students at NFA West
NFA West had members of the K9 Unit from the City of Newburgh Police Department in to discuss the role of police dogs as well as career opportunities available in this line of work.

2017-11-16 22:34:22
NFA Main hosts Youth in Government event
Students held mock elections with students preparing and giving speeches for the position that they were running for, student groups holding discussion and placing their votes, and a student being elected for local positions, state position, and fede

2017-11-16 21:50:22
Twelve foot T-Rex roams halls of GAMS
The GAMS Community and the NECSD Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Division teamed up at GAMS to provide an interactive, fun, and exciting family engagement night event.

2017-11-16 20:49:19
Professional barber gives advice to Barber students at NFA Main
Some advice offered, was for students to always stay humble, "Stay humble and work hard. Even if you've been working in this industry for a long time, make sure you're still working hard and doing this small things."

2017-11-16 20:33:54
Celebrity Barber demonstrates cut for NFA Main Cosmetology
Mr. Venacio competes in barbering competition and has built his brand on hard work, detail in his craft, and networking. He has traveled the country competing and teaching barbering, and has cut hair for the Texas Rangers MLB team and Jay Z’s bodygua

2017-11-16 20:14:43
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.

2017-11-16 19:42:54
NFA Main senior discusses research with 3 NYS Senators
Main senior, Supriya Makam gave testimony at a forum organized by the state’s Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, co-chaired by Senators George Amedore, Fred Akshar and Chris Jacobs.

2017-11-15 15:45:41
Meadow Hill Hosts Annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast
Veterans were welcomed with a musical procession led by members of the jazz band. National Honor Society students served a medley of delicious breakfast items provided by the NFA Culinary Institute and Torino’s Bakery.

2017-11-14 21:23:08
Pasta with the Principal at NFA North
Parents and students attended an evening of information and good food with several leaders within NFA North.

2017-11-14 20:45:13
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.

2017-11-14 19:59:04
Save the date for International Night at NFA North
There's Unity in Community. A night of cultural unity in order to provide relief to Puerto Rico.

2017-11-14 19:26:50
Meadow Hill Student-Led Conference Sign-Ups
Student-Led Parent Teacher Conferences are coming soon. Sign-up now!

2017-11-14 14:46:32
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.

2017-11-14 11:38:17
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.

2017-11-13 22:11:56
Hour of Code at NFA North
An Hour of Code will be held at NFA North on Monday, December 4th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Link to sign up is available.

2017-11-13 15:07:59
Open to the Public! Cosmetology Salon Clinic
NFA Main Cosmetology offers salon services open to the public. Every Friday from 7:15am - 10:00a,

2017-11-13 10:30:36
South Middle School King pin Tournament - Teacher Edition
South Middle School hosted a King pin Tournament this week to raise funds for student activities. King pin is a cross between dodge ball and... bowling.

2017-11-12 15:22:38
NFA West student interns at local radio station
NFA West senior, Anthony has an internship at a local radio station. Dr. Padilla stopped by to find out how he was acclimated to this out of the classroom learning space.

2017-11-12 14:56:17
NFA West students tour Duchess Community College
Students at NFA West went on a trip to Dutchess Community College as apart of the W.E.S.T University Program which exposes students college and career options.

2017-11-12 10:38:52
NFA West series includes Mount Saint Mary College HEOP
As part of the weekly series at NFA North, a representative from Mount Saint Mary’s Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and a current student, and recent NFA alumna, spoke to students.

2017-11-12 10:26:48
NFA North honors Veterans with ceremony
NFA North held a short ceremony to honor our veterans and their loved ones and their Hallway Hall of Fame will remain in the main lobby for the entire month of November.

2017-11-11 09:37:35
Vails Gate Gators have some Science Fun!
Super Scientists in the making!

2017-11-09 14:00:29
NWS Students & Parents were able to Travel Across the Country!
Traveling the country at New Windsor School for their Road Trip Night!

2017-11-09 13:55:33
South Middle School Hosts King pin Tournament
What do you get when you cross dodge ball and bowling? King pin!

2017-11-09 13:29:41
Recent candidate for Newburgh City Council speaks with students at Meadow Hill
Mr. Grice, the Empire State After-school Program Facilitator, and recent candidate for Newburgh City Council spoke to the Student Government at Meadow Hill

2017-11-09 09:59:37
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.

2017-11-08 21:05:06
NFA North Pasta With the Principal Live Stream Available
The rescheduled date for the NFA Pasta with the Principal is this Monday, November 13th, from 6PM-7:30PM. We hope you can make the event, but if not we will be live streaming.

2017-11-08 20:24:14
Meadow Hill Welcomes Fathers to “Dads Take Your Child to School Day”
On October 24, 2017 Meadow Hill was proud to welcome close to 500 fathers and father figures who joined this initiative.

2017-11-08 14:24:05
A Look Back at Meadow Hill’s Halloween Extravaganza!
This October Meadow Hill came alive as the spirit of Halloween shook the walls and rattled the classroom doors!

2017-11-08 14:15:27
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!

2017-11-08 11:27:24
Dr. Padilla inducted into the Greater Newburgh Rotary Club
This year, the Greater Newburgh Rotary Club is celebrating over 100 years of serving our community.

2017-11-08 10:13:29
NFA Dance Department Presents The Wizard of Oz
The All Dance Production of The Wizard of Oz will take place at NFA Main Auditorium on December 1st and 2nd. Tickets are $5 and available at the door.

2017-11-07 21:44:57
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!

2017-11-07 21:31:42
NFA Hudson Valley Field Trip 2017
NFA students are tourists in their hometown! How much do you know about the place you call home? This was the question posed to Newburgh Free Academy students in ENL teacher, Jennine Sileno and ELA teacher, Ginny McCurdy’s classes.

2017-11-07 14:31:42
New Windsor School Big Heart Award for Mrs. Muller!
NWS gave out their monthly Big Heart Award following the district’s mantra this year of “Do it with Love”. A staff or faculty member is nominated each month for this award at NWS.

2017-11-07 08:26:28
NFA North student perform Where There’s a Will, There’s a Murder
A murder/mystery by Michael Druce, directed by Ms. Hannah Blair Butler, students performed from November 2nd – 4th.

2017-11-07 08:23:16
Student Government at South Middle School hosts 3-3 basketball tournament
Student government hosted their first fundraiser to raise money for participation in student activities.

2017-11-06 12:19:45
Goldbacks WIN - Section 9 Class AA 2017 Championship!
For the 4th year in a row, the NFA Goldbacks take the Section 9 Class AA Football Championship, after defeating Pine Bush this past Saturday!

2017-11-06 10:20:14
South Middle School talks bullying and awards character
Dignity for All Students was a theme of this month’s assembly with presentations and two different performers throughout the day.

2017-11-03 15:42:45
Temple Hill Academy's November Newsletter
Extra extra read all about it - THA November 2017 Newsletter is here!

2017-11-03 15:40:05
Board member, Mr. Howard mentors students at NFA West
Board of Education member, Mr. Phil Howard spoke with students as part of NFA West’s Young Men’s Group Mentoring Program.

2017-11-03 10:30:06
Goldbacks give back! NFA Alumni speak to students about college experiences
Three NFA alumni and current students at Mont Saint Mary College discussed their transition from high school to college, the application process, and overall advice.

2017-11-03 10:28:27
School Days: The Road To College Event - RSVP by Nov. 17
NFA Seniors, join us for a free FAFSA orientation and application help on December 7, 2017 at 4pm

2017-11-02 13:18:44
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.

2017-11-02 12:52:18
College and Career Fair attracts more than 130 organizations
As one of the largest college fairs in Orange County, students and parents heard from a panelist of college admissions representatives and career and industry professionals. Presentations were held in both English and Spanish.

2017-11-02 10:45:33
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.

2017-11-02 08:58:40
Excelsior Academy at NFA North meet with IBM mentors
Students met with mentors from IBM, some of whom will work with students for 4 years.

2017-11-01 14:20:37
Community Trunk or Treat - Doing it with LOVE!
The NECSD FACE Division with the support of parents, local school bus transportation companies, young scholar volunteers and community-based organization professionals supported the 2017 city-wide Trunk or Treat event hosted by the City of Newburgh.

2017-11-01 12:19:01
Heritage Families: Student Led Conferences Sign Up
Links are available for parents to sign up for conferences on 11/15/17 (4:30-8 PM) and 11/22/17 (7:30-11 AM).

2017-11-01 08:55:57
Hip Hip Hooray its Parade Day over at GAMS!
GAMS hosted their annual Fall Stories on Parade Event! Students were able to come in dressed as their favorite story book characters, just in time for Halloween!

2017-10-31 15:02:42
Goldbacks give back! Students from NFA West and Balmville learn together
Students from NFA West read to some classes and mentored others at Balmville Elementary.

2017-10-31 13:46:47
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.

2017-10-31 12:39:37
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.

2017-10-31 12:38:52
Power at Temple Hill Restored
Power at Temple Hill has been restored.

2017-10-30 13:15:19
Over 500 Attend Rally for Ryan - Photos and story!
Over 500 members of our community lived out school mantra, “do it with love,” by coming together for the Run to the Mound 5K/ A Rally for Ryan, honoring Ryan Danyluk.

2017-10-30 11:31:13
A Look Back at the Lights On Afterschool 2017 Event
Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their role in keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn and helping working families.

2017-10-30 11:24:16
Meadow Students Giving Back to the Community
“Make a Difference Day” is one of the largest national days of community service.

2017-10-30 10:46:09
The NECSD Health Services Department Participates in 2017 Children's Health & Safety Expo
Keeping our scholars healthy and safe!

2017-10-30 10:20:59
NFA West students present in Exhibition Series
This week, every NFA West student presented to their Advisory about an assigned topic.

2017-10-30 09:35:59
Gardnertown takes a trip down Storybook Lane!
Gardnertown concluded their Red Ribbon Week with a fabulous Storybook Character/Famous Leader Parade. Students and teachers/staff came in dressed to impress as they made their way down the halls.

2017-10-27 14:29:27
GAMS hosts Leadership Breakfast
Some Shining Student Stars make their way down the Red Carpet as they are honored by their teachers for demonstrating great Responsibility every day!

2017-10-27 14:09:59
Meadow Hill Autumn Concert hosted by the Spookiest Student Performers
Students came dressed to perform in their spookiest attire! Featuring the Concert Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, & Grades 6 - 8 Chorus.

2017-10-27 13:53:02
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2017-10-27 10:58:51
Newburgh Senior breaks record for most career kicking points
NFA Senior, Pete Matthews broke the Section 9 record for most career kicking points this week.

2017-10-27 10:42:25
Two NFA West students recognized for leadership in our community
At Friday’s football game, two scholars were recognized for the leadership roles they hold within our community.

2017-10-27 09:30:03
A new tradition! Inaugural Blue & Gold Gala
The Inaugural Blue & Gold Gala was held last weekend.

2017-10-27 09:01:31
Assemblyman Skoufis visits NFA Debate classes
Assemblyman James Skoufis visited NFA Main this week to speak with Ms. Formato-Santo’s Debate classes and the NFA Debate Team.

2017-10-26 19:19:20
Newburgh Teachers Association hosts 2nd Annual Book Give Away
The Newburgh Teachers’ Association in collaboration with the Newburgh Armory Unit Center hosted their 2nd Annual Book Give Away.

2017-10-26 11:54:00
Fall 2017 Pep Rally!
Students cheered for their class years to compete over who has the most school spirit last week.

2017-10-26 11:21:30
Fostertown Honors National Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Culture comes to life at Fostertown through song and dance!

2017-10-26 11:00:43
New Windsor PTO Halloween Dance - This Friday 6:30PM
A very popular event filled with dancing, activities, games, food and crafts! Please dress in costume but leave full masks and weapon related items at home.

2017-10-26 10:54:56
Vails Gate Parents Notice: 21st Century Program No Longer Held at Vails Gate
The 21st Century Program will not be held at Vails Gate School as previously anticipated.

2017-10-26 10:47:36
Reminder This Saturday: Rally for Ryan 5K Fundraiser
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.

2017-10-26 10:02:56
NFA West students participate in a Community Cleanup
Students from NFA West participated in a Community Cleanup last week.

2017-10-25 15:16:54
GAMS Tech School Counselor awarded a 2017 Award for Excellence
Ms. Pattie Lofaro awarded a 2017 Award for Excellence in Pupil Personnel Services

2017-10-25 11:20:43
Balmville LOVES their Principal!
"If you're happy & you know it say Mr. Dottin"!

2017-10-25 10:04:40
The Newburgh Basics launch encourages progressive development for our youngest scholars
The Newburgh Basics launch encourages development of children birth through 3 years of age

2017-10-24 16:50:36
Gardnertown Celebrates Red Ribbon Week in Style!
Check out the many smiling faces at Gardnertown as they learn in their PJs!

2017-10-24 13:58:10
Coach Malcolm Burks honored as Boy’s Track and Field Coach of the Year
Coach Malcolm Burks was selected as the US Track and Field and Cross Country Association’s, Boy’s Track and Field Coach of the Year.

2017-10-24 09:44:00
Newburgh Tennis player trains and competes nationally
Jack Clayton, traveled across the country over the summer to train with top college coaches and compete against elite high school tennis players.

2017-10-24 08:55:18
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.

2017-10-23 14:51:00
Meadow Hill Girls on the Run Team Prepares for Rally for Ryan 5K
Meadow Hill’s second annual Girls on the Run team has been on the move and in full gear as the team prepares for the Rally for Run Ryan 5K run next month.

2017-10-23 12:00:04
Meadow Hill is Getting Smart by Using Safety from the Start!
Meadow Hill GEMS K-2 students welcomed the Winona Lake Engine Company to culminate their week of learning experiences centered on fire prevention and safety.

2017-10-23 10:44:55
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.

2017-10-23 10:10:46
Fostertown fosters some shining stars!
These 5th graders "Do it With Love" each and every day, find out how.

2017-10-20 12:57:45
NFA North Theatre Ensemble Presents Where There's a Will There's a Murder
A Murder Mystery by Michael Druce. It will take place on November 2-4 at 7PM at NFA North Campus Auditorium. $5 general admission and tickets are available at the door.

2017-10-20 12:32:53
Balmville Spirit Week Is October 24-31st
Balmville Spirit Week runs from Tuesday, October 24st, through Tuesday, October 31st. Each day has its own theme!

2017-10-20 12:16:36
Heritage Middle School students enjoy Fall Literacy Escape!
Students participated in a Fall Literacy Escape at Heritage Middle School with multiple themed activities inspiring love for literacy.

2017-10-20 10:43:31
South Middle School teachers visit Storm King Art Center!
Teachers from South Middle School visited Storm King Art Center to develop a partnership and learn about opportunities for students.

2017-10-20 09:39:10
NTA sponsor Free Book Giveaway this weekend!
Are you looking for something fun and free to do this weekend with your child?

2017-10-20 08:42:38
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.

2017-10-19 11:55:30
Balmville Kindergarten Honors School Bus Drivers
In honor of National School Bus Safety Week, Balmville's smallest show big acts of love!

2017-10-18 16:33:46
New Windsor School - Spreading Kindness and Doing it with Love!
New Windsor Elementary held their Kindness Assembly this week.

2017-10-18 16:04:32
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!

2017-10-18 15:45:35
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

2017-10-18 15:30:25
Lights On For Afterschool Event - October 26, 2017
Support after-school programming & join us for an evening of family fun activities.

2017-10-18 14:59:02
NFA West Students Hear from Assemblyman and Councilwoman as Part of Weekly Series
Assemblyman Frank Skartados and City Council woman Cindy Holmes spoke to NFA West students as part of a weekly series.

2017-10-17 15:08:00
Two NFA students qualify as National Merit Scholarship Corp Semi-Finalists!
NFA Main's Alyssa Rider and Supriya Makam, are two National Merit Scholarship Corp Semi- Finalists from NFA Main.

2017-10-16 10:24:44
New Windsor School Visited by Published Author and Illustrator
On October 11th 2017 New Windsor School had a very special guest, published Author Renee Pearce & her Illustrator Kaylin Ruffino who also happens to be her sister!

2017-10-16 10:01:17
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”.

2017-10-16 09:55:20
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.

2017-10-16 09:45:22
New Windsor School's "Bring Your Dad To School Day"
This past Tuesday was New Windsor School's "Bring Your Dad To School" Day. Many positive male roles models showed up for the event.

2017-10-16 08:36:15
Meadow Hill School Wears Color For a Cause
During the months of September and October Meadow Hill GEMS students and staff stood united adorning colors for a cause in support of ovarian and breast cancer awareness.

2017-10-16 08:08:33
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.

2017-10-13 15:21:39
Newburgh Schools Receive $1.4M for 5 Years with Empire State After-School Program
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District was selected to receive a $7,080,000 ($1,416,000 annually) over a five-year period for the Empire State After-School Program.

2017-10-12 11:08:16
NFA West Students Participate in Internship and Shadowing Opportunities
Each week, students from NFA – West travel to individual internships. Internships may last a full semester or throughout the year.

2017-10-12 11:07:01
Newburgh School Board Members Part of Career Discovery Series
Board President Carole Mineo and Vice President Susan Prokosch spoke as part of the W.E.S.T. University series.

2017-10-12 10:58:35
Recap of the Heritage Open House
Parents of Heritage Middle School students came to the Open House this week. Parents were able to walk through their student’s schedules, meet their teachers, and discuss goals and expectations for the year.

2017-10-12 10:51:50
NFA Class of 2019 hosts Family Feud event!
NFA Class of 2019 hosted Family Feud on Wednesday, October 4th at NFA Main. Assistant Principal, Mr. Shust hosted 6 teams.

2017-10-12 10:46:19
POSTPONED UNTIL 10/24: MHS Bring Your Dad to School Day
The Meadow Hill event, Bring Your Dad to School Day, has been postponed until Tuesday, October 24th

2017-10-12 09:00:50
THA 4th Graders Learn About Iroquois
Temple Hill Academy’s fourth grade scholars have been learning about the Haudenosaunee, also known as the Iroquois.

2017-10-10 11:53:40
Tiger Mural at Temple Hill Academy
The new tiger mural is completed on the fence track at THA.

2017-10-10 11:42:24
THA: October Family Newsletter
The October Family Newsletter is now available to view online.

2017-10-10 11:39:37
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.

2017-10-06 13:17:58
Zumba Fundraiser! - October 12th to Support
Meadow Hill Community Leaders will be holding a Zumba Fundraiser, on October 12th at 6PM, to support the Senior Citizen Senior Prom.

2017-10-06 13:06:13
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.

2017-10-06 11:38:55
Excelsior Academy Students Celebrate Ecuador Trip and Plan for Cambodia
On Friday, September 29th, students from Excelsior Academy at NFA – North celebrated their trip to Ecuador and began fundraising for their next opportunity in Cambodia.

2017-10-06 11:25:07
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.

2017-10-06 10:29:32
New Windsor Schools' September Students of the Month
The theme for September was honesty. These schools have all been recognized for being examples of this month's theme.

2017-10-05 12:31:52
Meadow Hill October Family Newsletter
The content of the October 2017 Family Newsletter is now available.

2017-10-05 12:23:10
A Look Back at the 2017 Meadow Hill Open House
Smiles and Happiness were flying high at Meadow Hill School K-8 on Thursday, September 28 as parents and students arrived to meet the teachers and tour the school building.

2017-10-05 11:59:59
Financial Aid Night at NFA North Campus - October 12, 2017
Having trouble with the financial aid process? Have all your questions answered. Students and parents welcome.

2017-10-05 09:00:04
NWS Big Heart Award - Security Guard Regina Brown
The New Windsor Big Heart Award recipient for this month was Security Guard, Regina Brown.

2017-10-04 14:00:35
GAMS Open House Photo Recap
Included are some photos from the September 28th GAMS Open House. Many families attended the event and a great time was had by all.

2017-10-04 13:51:57
Artist Bren Bataclan visits Fostertown Elementary School!
Fostertown 5th graders had an awesome experience this past week painting a beautiful mural in their main hallway with help from nationally acclaimed Artist Bren Bataclan.

2017-10-04 13:45:31
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.

2017-10-04 08:07:54
NFA Before Broadway Theater Co. Presents FEAR FEST
On October 13th and 14th, NFA students will be presenting FEAR FEST. A collection of horrifying tales. Tickets are $10/$8 at the door of the Black Box Theatre.

2017-10-02 10:43:07
Meadow Hill September Family Newsletter
The Medow Hill September Family Newsletter is now available.

2017-10-02 09:52:29
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.

2017-10-02 08:43:42
GAMS Open House Tonight! - September 28, 2017
The GAMS Open House is this evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. All GAMS parents/guardians are encouraged to attend.

2017-09-28 14:21:34
NFA Main, North, and West Open Houses Tonight! September 27, 2017
NFA Main, NFA West, & NFA North Open Houses are tonight from 6:00pm until 8:30pm. All NFA parents/guardians are encouraged to attend.

2017-09-27 10:43:27
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.

2017-09-27 08:26:38
Meadow Hill Open House Information - September 28th
The Meadow Hill Open House is almost here. It will take place on Thursday, September 8th, 2017 from 5:30PM until 7:30PM. All MH families are encouraged to attend.

2017-09-27 08:19:44
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.

2017-09-25 08:10:14
THA: September Family Newsletter
The September Newsletter is available for families of Temple Hill Academy.

2017-09-20 13:42:07
NFA Student Supriya Makam Selected for NAfME Talent Showcase in Orlando Florida
During the 2016-17 school year, along with other talented music students across the United States and overseas in military base schools, Supriya Makam from Newburgh Free Academy practiced with dedication to gain a chair or part in her local, district

2017-09-20 11:44:09
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.

2017-09-18 09:27:04
Balmville Parents: Bring Your Dad to School Day Postponed
The September 19th Bring Your Dad to School Day at Balmville has been postponed. A new date for the event will be added soon.

2017-09-18 09:22:56
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.

2017-09-15 20:20:35
South Middle School Open House - September 19th 5:30PM
South Middle School Open House will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 5:30PM. All SMS families are encouraged to attend.

2017-09-14 13:29:43
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.

2017-09-13 10:43:03
“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.

2017-09-06 09:00:11
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.

2017-09-05 09:13:30
Heritage Middle School Families: Student Reporting Locations on First Day of School
On Wednesday, September 6, students should report to the following rooms to receive their schedule based on their last name. We look forward to seeing you then!

2017-09-01 15:07:33
Faculty/Staff: FLEX Plan Open Enrollment
Open enrollment for the District’s Flexible Spending Account (FSA) through Wage Works will run from Friday 9/1/17- Monday 9/18/17.

2017-08-31 15:05:47
Meadow Hill Parents: Welcome Letter and Additional Information
Read the Welcome Back Letter from Principal Camt. In addition, there is some important information for MHGEMS families to know.

2017-08-31 14:55:13
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.

2017-08-31 14:28:07
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.

2017-08-28 12:17:03
Superintendent's Welcome Back Letter
Dear NECSD Family and Friends, It has been a busy summer in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District...

2017-08-25 13:47:57
New Windsor School: Meet the Principal Coffee Talk
On Tues., August 29th at 6PM New Windsor School will be hosting a Coffee Talk & Cupcakes to meet the new principal Lisamarie Spindler. Please RSVP

2017-08-22 12:07:18
NFA 9th Grade Orientation
The new date for the 9th Grade NFA Orientation is August 29th from 4-6PM.

2017-08-21 08:51:48
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.

2017-08-17 14:44:11
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.

2017-08-16 08:15:34
Newburgh Free Academy August 2017 Regents Schedule
The August Regents schedule for NFA is available here. Students need to arrive by 7:30AM for morning exams and 11:30 for afternoon exams.

2017-08-15 14:56:56
Some Information on the Upcoming Solar Eclipse
On Monday, August 21, 2017, New York will be treated to a partial eclipse of the sun.

2017-08-14 09:46:55
School Supplies Lists
The school supply lists are now available for download. If your school is not listed please contact the school for information.

2017-08-03 14:28:13
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

2017-08-03 12:05:16
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.

2017-08-03 09:09:37
Seating Still Available for PreK Program
Interested in registering your student for the NECSD Universal PreK Program? At this time, seating is still available but limited for external district Pre-K providers only

2017-07-27 09:31:02
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.

2017-07-27 08:59:04
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.

2017-07-27 08:53:38
Newburgh Enlarged City School District Honors Retirees
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District is proud to recognize the outstanding teachers and staff members who retired following the 2016-017 school year.

2017-07-27 08:44:47
NFA Dance Ensemble Travels to Disney for Ears for the Arts Series
The Newburgh Free Academy Dance Ensemble was recently in the sunshine state of Florida for the Disney's Ears for the Arts Youth Performance Series.

2017-07-27 08:29:10
Excelsior Academy Students Travel to Ecuador For Global Service Learning Project
Students from the Newburgh Free Academy North Campus Excelsior Academy set out to change the world recently as they embarked on a trip to Ecuador.

2017-07-27 08:26:11
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

2017-07-26 12:07:46
Summer Enrichment Activities For Students
Included on this page are various resources for students to continue their learning over the summer.

2017-07-11 10:07:22
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.

2017-07-11 08:42:13
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.

2017-07-07 14:35:01
NFA Nursing Students Graduation Recap
Recently, Newburgh Free Academy North Campus seniors celebrated the culmination of their internship held at Elant at Meadow Hill

2017-07-07 14:22:15
New Windsor School Hosts Award Ceremony
New Windsor School families and faculty celebrated with the third and fourth grade students their hard work, efforts, and accomplishments.

2017-07-07 14:18:27
Meadow Hill Girls on the Run Team Tackles It’s First 5K
Meadow Hill’s first annual Girls on the Run team was on the move and in full gear as the team prepared for its first 5K run.

2017-07-07 12:46:20
The District Implements Energy Savings Performance Contract
The district has reached a contract agreement with Johnson Controls, Inc. of Hawthorne, New York, on a $26 million energy efficiency project.

2017-07-07 11:00:24
Graduates, Diplomas Are Ready!
You may pick up your diploma Mondays – Thursdays from 8 AM to 12 PM in the Main Office at NFA Main Campus. Only the graduate may pick up the diploma. Please bring ID. If you received a cord, it must be returned in order to pick up the diploma.

2017-07-07 08:41:53
Congratulations to the Class of 2017
On Thursday, June 22, 2017, 602 graduates walked across Academy Field and received high school diplomas as the Class of 2017. Congratulations to all of our young scholars!

2017-06-23 13:25:28
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.

2017-06-23 13:06:37
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.

2017-06-21 09:11:25
NFA Graduation Information
Information on both the graduation ceremony and graduation rehearsal on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 is now available.

2017-06-19 08:35:47
NECSD Talent Development Initiative Information
Information describing the NECSD Talent Development Initiative for grades K-8, including eligibility criteria, is now available.

2017-06-16 16:05:18
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.

2017-06-13 13:49:15
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.

2017-06-13 09:30:30
$105,000 in Local Scholarships Awarded to Graduating NFA Seniors
The NFA Class of 2017 earned over $105,000 in scholarships at the district’s Annual Scholarship and High Honors Awards Night on Thursday, June 1, 2017 .

2017-06-12 16:00:44
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.

2017-06-08 14:17:57
HMS Band Finishes up the Year in Spectacular Fashion
The Heritage Middle School Band finished up a very busy year in spectacular fashion. The students recently attended numerous exciting events.

2017-06-08 10:11:39
Temple Hill Academy Receives Visit from Dental Van.
Temple Hill Academy had a visit from the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® mobile dental van.

2017-06-06 15:53:54
NFA North Band and Chorus Travelled to Disney
The NFA North Band and Chorus, led by Ms Hannah Butler, recently headed down to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

2017-06-06 15:51:44
NWS Celebrates Clintonian Society Induction
On Friday, June 2, 2017, New Windsor School continued its longstanding tradition of inducting students into the Clintonian Society, as well as awarding the Sands Medal.

2017-06-06 08:41:22
Meadow Hill Hosts Senior “Senior” Prom for Local Senior Residents
On Friday, May 19, Meadow Hill School students and staff hosted a prom for local senior community residents.

2017-06-05 13:27:37
2017 Patriotic Readers Day
For the third year in a row, NFA student-athletes joined up with students at GAMS to celebrate Patriotic Readers Day.

2017-06-05 12:49:01
NWS School Hosts "Dances to the Beat of Perfect Attendance"
New Windsor School scholars know and understand the importance of daily school attendance.

2017-06-05 12:22:10
HMS Testing Schedule for Grades 6-8
The testing schedule for June 5 through the end of the year is available to view.

2017-06-05 11:03:48
Gardnertown School 1st Multicultural Night
Recently, Gardnertown School celebrated its 1st Multicultural Night sponsored by the GFMS Multicultural Committee.

2017-06-02 13:17:56
Balmville FIT Club participates in Safe Harbors 5K
The Balmville Fit Club was established in 2012 and it is a running/fitness program for kids in 4th and 5th grade. They recently participates in the Safe Harbors 5K.

2017-06-02 13:06:24
Dr. Padilla Meets with NFA Student Advisory Council Members
Students from the NFA Student Advisory Council met with Superintendent Padilla earlier today to discuss the end of the year and the focus for the upcoming year.

2017-06-02 12:53:48
NFA CVRT Team Places 7th in the World
The CVRT Team has returned from London and placed 7th out of over 400 teams.

2017-06-01 09:45:45
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.

2017-06-01 09:23:14
Senior Spotlight: Meet Our Valedictorian & Salutatorian
Our Senior Spotlight Series will highlight different seniors throughout June. First up is our Valedictorian Katherine Gravel and Salutatorian Juan Peticco.

2017-05-31 11:05:18
Colgate Van Visits New Windsor School
The Colgate Van recently visited New Windsor School. They provided free dental screening to students in grades K-2.

2017-05-25 10:05:58
A Day in the Life of Heritage Middle School Student Video
The following video was a student project about what it's like to learn at Heritage Middle School.

2017-05-25 09:48:30
NFA Fashion Design Students Host 2017 Fashion Show
Students from the NFA Career and Technical Education Fashion Design pathway held their culminating Annual Fashion Show on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

2017-05-25 09:04:37
New Date for the Heritage Band Car Wash
Due to rain on both the past Saturday's we have set another new date for the car wash fundraiser. Saturday, June 10th, from 9am until 3pm at HMS is the new date.

2017-05-23 09:25:49
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.

2017-05-22 08:12:22
Aristophanes' The Birds at NFA Black Box Theatre
Join NFA students as the perform Aristophanes' The Birds. On Friday May 19th at 7PM, and Saturday, May 20th at 4PM and 7PM.

2017-05-18 14:17:43
Unified Sports is a Huge Hit at NFA
Recently, our Goldbacks proudly took part in the first Unified Sports Basketball Games in Section 9. An inclusive sports program that unites Special Olympic athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and partners (individuals without inte

2017-05-18 10:39:33
Night of Senior Talks at the Mount - Wed. May 24th
Come and join NFA North's seniors as they present their Senior Talks at the Mount. This year's topics range from greed and the economy to gender equality and cultural stigmas.

2017-05-16 13:01:45
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.

2017-05-16 12:58:16
HMS Race to the Top 5K Race
The 2nd annual HMS Race to the Top Walk/Run 5K will take place on Saturday, May 20th. There's still time to participate.

2017-05-16 09:20:32
Parents as Readying Partners (PARP) Winners
Students in grades K through 5 did a great job in participating in NWS's PARP Reading Program.

2017-05-15 15:02:05
Meadow Hill Hosts 3rd Annual Cultural Fair
Recently, the Meadow Hill School held its 3rd Annual Cultural Fair where students and families traveled around the world in a night to experience other cultures and traditions.

2017-05-15 14:15:28
NFA Fashion Show - May 17th - Tickets Available Now
The NFA Fashion show will be held on May 17th in the NFA Main Auditorium. Doors open at 6:45PM. Tickets are available now in the NFA Bookstore.

2017-05-11 13:55:26
Come out and Support the CVRT Team
Come out and support the CVRT Team this Saturday at the Newburgh Elks Lodge at 356 Washington Street in Newburgh. From Noon until 6PM. Enjoy some food, fun, and friends, all for a good cause!

2017-05-11 09:27:12
2016-2017 Regents Exam Schedule
The regents will run from June 13 through June 20th. A full schedule of regent exam times and dates is available.

2017-05-11 09:00:19
Heritage MS and Meadow Hill School Now FULL DAYS on Tues., May 16th
On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 all schools will operated on a half-day schedule except for Heritage MS and Meadow Hill School which will be a regular, full day schedule.

2017-05-10 13:32:30
PreK Registration is Underway!
Please be advised that the new Pre-K lottery enrollment period for the 2017-18 school year starts on Tuesday May 9th 2017 up to and including Friday May 26th 2017.

2017-05-10 12:36:53
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

2017-05-10 11:10:28
BOE Election Candidates Bios Available
Vote on May 16, 2017. Polls open Noon until 9:00PM. Bios for each candidate are now available.

2017-05-10 10:35:25
PowderPuff Football Game - Mon. May 8th
The annual Powder Puff Football game is May 5, 2017 on Academy Field at 5:30PM until 7:30PM. Gates will open at 4:30PM. It is free admission and there will be food for sale. Rain date is Monday, May 8th, 2017.

2017-05-10 10:20:25
CLARIFICATION: SMS Open House/ Choice Sheet
The South Middle School's Open House is scheduled for Monday, May 15, 2017 at 5:30PM. In addition, the deadline to submit school choice sheets has also been extended to Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

2017-05-10 10:19:06
NFA CVRT Heads to London for Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) Drivers World Championship
The NFA Concept Vehicle Racing Team (NFA CVRT) earned 3rd place at the 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) Drivers World Championship of the Americas on April 30, 2017.

2017-05-10 10:11:14
Heritage Middle School Band Car Wash Fundraiser
The Heritage Middle School Band will be holding a car wash fundraiser on Saturday, May 13th from 9-3PM at Heritage Middle School.

2017-05-10 10:05:38
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.

2017-04-26 14:08:56
Spring College Fair at NFA North Campus
All NFA students and their families are invited to the Spring College Fair at NFA North Campus on Wednesday, April 26, from 6:30PM to 8:00PM.

2017-04-26 13:07:45
Take Our Surveys: Information Session Feedback & Early Literacy
These surveys help the district make decisions about future events and initiatives

2017-04-26 12:35:56
Groovy 60s Musical Revue at Heritage Middle School
Will take place on April 28th at 7PM and April 29th 2PM. Tickets are $5 or $3 for Seniors/Children. Tickets available at the door.

2017-04-26 12:31:10
USA Today Community Voting
Two Excelsior students made it to the voting round in USA Today's A Community Thrives grant. Vote for them everyday!

2017-04-19 08:25:46
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.

2017-04-19 08:23:08
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.

2017-04-04 12:10:46
Meadow Hill Welcomes Guest Speaker
Meadow Hill recently welcomed Jerome Pickett to their school as a guest speaker. Mr. Pickett is a former student of the Newburgh School District.

2017-03-24 15:29:16
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.

2017-03-24 14:49:36
NFA Black History Club Celebrates Trailblazers 2017
On Friday, February 24, 2017, the Newburgh Free Academy Black History Club honored trailblazers in the community who tirelessly pave the way for student enlightenment and success.

2017-03-24 14:04:00
GAMS Families: Annual Science Expo - The Science of Candy
The Science of Candy Expo for GAMS students and families is being held this Saturday, March 25, from 11AM - 2PM. It will feature candy experiment stations, live music, food, and more

2017-03-23 09:44:37
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.

2017-03-23 08:57:36
Fostertown School Celebrates Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
On March 2nd Fostertown School celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday during a literacy evening.

2017-03-20 12:35:00
GAMS Tech Rock Out and Read Night with Dr. Seuss
GAMS Tech School's Rock Out and Read Night with Dr. Seuss at Family Literacy Night was a HUGE success. Over 100 people came out to participate in the numerous activities.

2017-03-20 11:28:26
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.

2017-03-20 10:23:18
Excelsior Academy Informational Sessions
Excelsior Academy will be holding an informational session on both Saturday, March 25th at 10AM and on Monday, March 27th at 7PM. They will be held in the NFA North Campus Auditorium.

2017-03-20 09:49:14
Addams Family Musical by NFA North Theatre Emsemble
On March 23-25, NFA North students will be performing the comedy musical The Addams Family.

2017-03-17 14:32:58
Excelsior Academy and NFA West Applications Now Available
Excelsior Academy and NFA West are now accepting applications for next school year.

2017-03-09 15:05:02
Gardnertown School Celebrates Black History Month
Students from Gardnertown Fundamental Magnet School worked on exhibits and lessons surrounding Black History Month during the month of February.

2017-03-09 09:48:24
Balmville and New Windsor Schools Celebrate National School Breakfast Week
Students at Balmville Elementary School and New Windsor School kicked off #NationalSchoolBreakfastWeek with a little help from their superhero friends- The Flash and Supergirl.

2017-03-08 15:03:50
Supt. Graduates from AASA National Superintendent Certification Program
The district is proud to announce the graduation of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roberto Padilla from the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Certification Program.

2017-03-07 10:02:49
NYSSBA News Features NFA Nurses Aide Training Program
NYSSBA News Features NFA Nurses Aide Training Program at Elant at Meadow Hill.

2017-03-06 12:40:48
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.

2017-03-03 10:04:16
NFA Extra Help - After School Tutorials
Extra help is available in English, Math, Social Studies and Science on Mondays through Thursdays from 2:30-3:30. You must sign up prior to attending.

2017-03-03 09:42:44
NECSD Announces Empty Bowls 2017
On Thursday, April 6, 2017, Newburgh Free Academy will host Empty Bowls 2017 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the North Cafeteria at the NFA Main Campus.

2017-03-03 09:27:43
Aladdin Jr at South Middle School
SMS will be putting on a production of Aladdin Jr. on March 17th and March 18. Ticket order forms can be picked up in the main office or by calling 845.563.7000.

2017-03-02 10:41:44
GAMS: Literacy Night is March 3rd
GAMS Families: Come and Rock out and Read with Dr. Suess at Family Literacy Night. The event will take place on March 3, 2017 from 6PM-8PM. Sign up now.

2017-02-28 10:20:53
District Ranks 4th on Annual School Breakfast Participation Scorecard
The district ranks number four on the annual School Breakfast: Making it Work in Large School Districts report released today by the Food Research & Action Center.

2017-02-27 12:04:52
MHS Students Collect Supplies for Animal Shelter
Sixth grade students at Meadow Hill School recently setup a supply drive for a local animal shelter.

2017-02-27 10:12:10
NWS Student Advisory Council welcomes Superintendent
The New Windsor School Student Advisory Council invited Superintendent of Schools Dr. Padilla to a recent meeting and gave him a tour of the school's ongoing initiatives.

2017-02-27 09:51:23
NWS: Check-In/Check-Out Mentoring Program
In the interest of providing extra support for our New Windsor students, we are excited to have implemented a program called Check-In/Check-Out (CICO) Mentoring Program.

2017-02-24 10:26:08
NFA Biology Students Participate in Scientist-Mentored Study
NFA Main Campus Advanced Placement Biology students participated in a scientist-mentored, National Institute of Health funded, American Botanical Society project of curriculum study.

2017-02-24 09:56:23
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.

2017-02-24 09:48:58
Black Culture: The Power within Black Art - Feb. 24
The NFA Black History Club is presenting a talent showcase on Friday, February 24, 2017

2017-02-24 09:35:13
Science Research Students Travel to Eastern Regional JSHS
On Saturday jan 28th, science research students traveled to the Eastern Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) to observe NFA North senior Jazmin Phipps present her research

2017-02-15 09:21:18
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.

2017-02-15 09:13:44
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.

2017-02-15 08:36:23
NFA Students Set to Perform Grease - March 10-11
NFA Students will perform the musical Grease on March 10th and 11th. Tickets are $10 or $8 Senior Citizens/Children under 12

2017-02-07 11:25:01
Hope For The Warriors Fundraiser at NFA Basketball Game
he fundraiser will take place at the boys varsity basketball game at NFA on Friday, February 10th at 6:30PM.

2017-02-06 15:43:15
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.

2017-02-06 15:11:16
Celebration of the Arts - Cocoa and Create
Celebrating the visual arts through teacher-led, hands-on projects! Experience the power of creating!

2017-02-06 11:57:05
New Windsor Character Ambassadors
New Windsor School families, students, and faculty members filled the school multipurpose room to recognize and applaud the Character Ambassadors for the Month of November and December.

2017-02-02 15:07:38
#KindnessMatters at Heritage Middle School
Recently, Heritage Middle School kicked of a new initiative #KindnessMatters as part of #NoNameCallingWeek.

2017-02-02 14:51:26
NFA Debate Team Participates in Columbia U Tournament
Members of the Newburgh Free Academy Debate Team participated in the Columbia University tournament on January 20th and 21st.

2017-02-02 13:49:17
Upcoming Gardnertown Blood Drive
Show some heart this month. Donate Blood and help save lives. Gardnertown Elementary Blood Drive - Wednesday February 1st - 3:30PM-8:00PM.

2017-02-01 16:03:43
High School Photography Juried Exhibition Last Days
NFA High School student's photographs are on display at Gallery 66, 66 Main St. Cold Spring from Jan. 6-29. Hours: Friday-Sun, 12-5pm.

2017-02-01 16:03:18
NFA North Parents Breakfast
The Newburgh Free Academy North Campus held a special Parents Breakfast and Information Session on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.

2017-02-01 15:59:47
Lighthouse Team at GAMS hosts the Superintendent
The Student Advisory Committee and Lighthouse Team from GAMS Tech Magnet School hosted Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roberto Padilla on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.

2017-02-01 15:57:51
A Look Back at the Annual Fall Concert at Meadow Hill
On Wednesday, October 26, Meadow Hill came alive with the spirit of Halloween as musicians and their musical directors adorned the stage decked out in spooky Halloween garb for the school’s annual fall concert.

2017-02-01 15:53:31
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.

2017-02-01 15:36:16
Meadow Hill Hosts Holiday Luncheon for Senior Residents
On Saturday, December 10, Meadow Hill students and staff held a holiday luncheon for the senior residents at Burton Towers.

2017-02-01 15:28:23
Parent University Hosts Pajama Bedtime Story Party
On a cold winter night on December 9, over 165 attendees cozied up for a pajama bedtime story party at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center hosted by the NECSD Family and Community Engagement Department.

2017-02-01 15:25:25
2017 January NFA Regents Schedule
The January Regents schedule is now posted. January 24- 27 are Regents day at NFA

2017-02-01 15:17:53
NFA Upcoming Blood Drive
NFA Main Campus will be holding a Blood Drive on Thursday, February 2, 2017 in the Girls Gym from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Please donate and help save lives in our community.

2017-02-01 15:16:42
Gardnertown Leader in Me Parent Night Rescheduled
The Gardnertown Leader in Me for Parents Night has been rescheduled from January 19th to January 26th at 6PM.

2017-02-01 15:16:26
HMS: Scoliosis Screening at HMS
During the next several weeks the nurses in the Health Office will be conducting postural screenings

2017-02-01 15:16:01
THA January Monthly Newsletter
The January monthly newsletters are available in both English and Spanish.

2017-02-01 15:15:17
BMI School Examination Letter
As part of a required school health examination, a student is weighed and his/her height is measured. These numbers are used to figure out the student’s body mass index or ‘BMI’.

2017-02-01 15:14:43
Pre-K: January Calendar
The January Pre-K Calendar is now available. Be sure to take note of all the upcoming Kindergarten Open Houses

2017-02-01 15:12:44
Kindergarten Registration & District Wide Open Houses
Information on the upcoming Kindergarten Registration and the district-wide open houses is now available.

2017-02-01 15:11:55
HMS Families: 12th Annual HMS Saturnelli Science Fair
The 12th Annual Heritage Middle School Saturnelli Science Fair will take place at the NFA Main Campus on Saturday, February 25th.

2017-02-01 15:03:43
STEAM Academy Collects 1,100 Pairs of Socks for Local Shelters
Students and staff at the Vails Gate STEAM Academy harnessed the power to help others and spread holiday cheer to local shelters thanks to a holiday sock drive.

2017-02-01 15:01:48
New York State Seal of Biliteracy
Scholars have the opportunity to earn the NYS Seal of Biliteracy! The NYS Seal of Biliteracy is a formal recognition of a student's proficiency in English and one or more languages other than English.

2017-02-01 14:59:58
New Windsor School PTO Holds Barnes and Noble Event
New Windsor School PTO recently sponsored a scavenger hunt, a guest author, and a special holiday guest at the Barnes and Noble store in Newburgh, NY.

2017-02-01 14:58:20
HMS: December Parent Letter Calendar
The December Parent Letter is now available for download. It can be found on the HMS Monthly Newsletter Page

2017-02-01 14:52:28
Veterans Visit Gardnertown School for Presentation
Third, fourth, and fifth grade student-leaders from Gardnertown Fundamental Magnet School met veterans of the country’s military on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

2017-02-01 14:51:36
Public Hearing: Smart School Bond Act
The district will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at 6:45 PM, at the BOE Complex, 124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY, to receive public comment on the SSIP.

2017-02-01 14:46:37
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.

2017-02-01 14:45:26
The 2016 PSAT results are now available!
The 2016 PSAT results are now available to those students who provided an email address during the 2016 PSAT test administration. Students should check the email address they provided for an email

2017-02-01 14:44:16
PFOS Letter and Resource
The following links provide a letter from the district concerning the PFOS contamination in the City of Newburgh and an FAQ from the NYS DOH.

2017-02-01 14:43:20
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.

2017-02-01 14:40:49
Holiday Bilingual/ENL/Dual Language Gathering
We gathered together at our Annual Holiday Bilingual/ENL/Dual Language Gathering as a family to celebrate.

2017-02-01 14:38:14
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.

2017-02-01 14:29:52
Excelsior Students Head to Ecuador
The Foundation for Leadership and Youth Travel Education (FLYTE) has announced a partnership with Newburgh Free Academy Excelsior Academy’s Global to Local.

2017-02-01 14:27:53
Vails Gate Bullying Project Aims to Change Minds and Hearts
The Vails Gate STEAM Academy is going full STEAM ahead by supporting an anti-bullying initiative called The Be-A-Friend Project.

2017-02-01 14:24:32
Goldback Basketball Family Day
On Saturday November 26th the Newburgh Varsity Boys Basketball team led by Head Coach Matt Brown held the 2nd Annual Goldback Family Day.

2017-02-01 14:23:06
Newburgh's Lexi Lawson Speaks with Orange Mag.
District alumni Lexi Lawson is featured in the most recent issue of Orange Magazine.

2017-02-01 14:21:46
Attention Parents of Students in Pre-School
NEW DATE: Is your child currently in preschool, but transistioning to Kindergarten next fall, and receiving special education services?

2017-02-01 14:20:35
Annual Bilingual Parent Workshop at Gardnertown
Recently, the Bilingual and ENL Department at Gardnertown held its Annual Parent Workshop at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center.

2017-02-01 14:19:12
The Grinch is Coming to NFA
Newburgh Free Academy’s performance of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch comes alive on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3, 2016. With over 200 students involved in the performance.

2017-02-01 14:14:09
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.

2017-02-01 14:08:55
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.

2017-02-01 14:06:36
Steven Neuhaus Packs Backpacks Students
Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus packed backpacks with food on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the St. Francis of Assisi Food Pantry for students as part of the County’s Orange Cares program.

2017-02-01 14:01:28
Vails Gate STEAM Academy Partners with West Point Cadets to Host Family STEAM Night
Vails Gate STEAM Academy partnered with cadets from West Point to host a Family STEAM Night on Wednesday, October 9, 2016.

2017-02-01 13:53:56
NFA Clothing Drive Extended to December 16
Don't need it anymore? Don't throw it away! Donate it and support the used clothing drive.

2017-02-01 13:50:22
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.

2017-02-01 13:48:31
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.

2017-02-01 13:47:25
Two NFA Students to Represent the District at NYSSMA
Supriya Makam and Laura Wurster will represent NFA at the New York State School Music Association All State Festival this Thursday through Sunday where they will rehearse with world renowned conductors and then perform.

2017-02-01 13:46:30
NFA Blood Drive - Thursday December 1st!
There will be a blood drive in the girl’s gym from 8AM until 2PM on Thursday, December 1st. Come out and help save a life.

2017-02-01 13:46:09
Meadow Hill Giving Back Volunteers Needed
On Saturday, December 10, 2016, Meadow Hill invites its students, staff, and faculty to assist in serving a holiday meal to the senior residents of Burton Towers.

2017-02-01 13:45:46
New Windsor School's We Are The World
New Windsor School Families and Faculty/Staff celebrated a magical trip around the global!

2017-02-01 13:44:19
South Middle School Hosts Books-n-Breakfast 2016
South Middle School students and their families recently attended Books-n-Breakfast 2016, an educational and social event designed to promote parental awareness regarding their child’s education.

2017-02-01 13:40:47
Gardnertown Students Kickoff Leader in Me Initiative
South Middle School students, faculty, staff, alumni and volunteers from Lowe’s in Newburgh collaborated on a recent Saturday afternoon to clean and transform the school’s courtyard into the new Reading Garden.

2017-02-01 13:37:20
Reading Garden Grows at South Middle School Thanks to Lowe’s Grant

2017-02-01 13:31:35
Fostertown School Hosts Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Students at Fostertown ETC Magnet School recently celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by studying Hispanic music and culture.

2017-02-01 13:17:37
A Look Back at the College and Career Fair
Representatives from over 150 public, private, trade and technical institutions were on hand to speak about the admissions process in the NFA Main Campus Auditorium.

2017-02-01 13:13:07
Facebook Chat with Superintendent Padilla
On November 22nd, from 5PM until 6PM Dr. Roberto Padilla will be answering questions posted to our Facebook timeline.

2017-02-01 13:09:14
Attention Parents of Students in Pre-School
Is your child currently in preschool, but transitioning to Kindergarten next fall, and receiving special education services? There is an informational meeting on December 7th, at GAMS from 6PM-7PM.

2017-02-01 13:08:41
Gardnertown Storybook Character Day!
Students at Gardnertown Fundamental Magnet School in Newburgh recently celebrated the school’s annual Storybook Character Day.

2017-02-01 13:06:11
New Windsor Character Education Day
New Windsor School students in grades Kindergarten-5 were honored for their "Values Matter" attitude and behavior on Wednesday, Oct 26.

2017-02-01 12:54:57
School Related Professional Day at New Windsor School
New Windsor School celebrated and thanks all of our “School Related Professional Day” personnel!

2017-02-01 12:49:10
Bring Your Dad To School Day at New Windsor School
Dads and other guardians attending the Bring Your Dad To School Day event at New Windsor School were treated to a taste of their child's school day.

2017-02-01 12:48:16
Meadow Hill Anti-Bullying Awareness Spirit Week
October was National Anti-Bullying Month and the Meadow Hill GEMS Culture Committee recognized this important cause with a week of spirit filled activities to help all its K-8 GEMS take an active stand against bullying.

2017-02-01 12:42:27
Meadow Hill Anti-Bullying Awareness Spirit Week
October was National Anti-Bullying Month and the Meadow Hill GEMS Culture Committee recognized this important cause with a week of spirit filled activities to help all its K-8 GEMS take an active stand against bullying.

2017-02-01 12:33:33
GAMS Tech School Donuts with Dad
idney Avenue welcomed dads for our First Annual Donuts for Dads. Over 300 dads, grandpas, uncles, cousins, brothers, and other important people in the lives of our Gidney Avenue students came to school.

2017-02-01 12:10:29
NFA: Almost, Maine NFA Drama Production
This weekend the new Before Broadway Theatre Co. at NFA Main will present it's premier production of Almost, Maine in the Black Box Theatre.

2017-02-01 12:05:51
District Letter About Student-Needs After Election
The 2016 district mantra is #ValuesMatter and there is no better time than today to discuss some of the values that are most important in our society: respect, kindness, leadership, diversity, collaboration and tolerance.

2017-02-01 12:04:19
New Windsor Kindergarten Farm Field Trip
The Kindergarten classes of New Windsor School recently went on a field trip to Hurd's Farm.

2017-02-01 11:59:45
Jared Campbell Visits GAMS On Super Hero Day
Jared Campbell is an award winning singer/songwriter from upstate New York and has been traveling the country performing for thousands of people and hundreds of schools over the past decade.

2017-02-01 11:57:16
STEAM Academy Month Newsletters
The Vails Gate STEAM Academy monthly newsletters have been posted. You can find them on the Monthly Newsletter page.

2017-02-01 11:51:36
New Windsor Candy Investigation
Do you remember sorting, classifying and trading Halloween candy when you were young? On Tuesday, November 1st, Ms. Roberts and Mrs. Robins’ 2nd grade class at New Windsor School conducted a Candy Investigation.

2017-02-01 11:49:52
Fostertown Students Partner with Scholastic for Mock Election
Second grade students in Dana McDonough's classes were selected out of students from across the United States to take part in the Scholastic News Student Vote, a mock election.

2017-02-01 11:48:37
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.

2017-02-01 11:45:44
Boys Varsity Soccer Team's Section 9 Championship
It is with great pride that we celebrate our Boys Varsity Soccer Team's Section 9 Championship win over Monroe Woodbury Tuesday night at Faller Field in Middletown.

2017-02-01 11:45:03
NFA Cosmetology Clinic is Back!
The NFA Cosmetology Clinic is opening on November 18th from 7:15am until 10:00am. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments appreciated. They will be open every Friday. You can call at 845-563-5557

2017-02-01 11:43:49
Fire Prevention Week at Meadow Hill
Meadow Hill GEMS K-2 students welcomed the Winona Lake Engine Company to culminate their week of learning experiences centered on fire prevention and safety.

2017-02-01 11:42:09
District Statement About Weekend Shooting
The district joins with the Newburgh community as we mourn the loss of two young lives lost in a tragic shooting early Sunday morning. In addition, countless other lives were forever altered in this senseless act of violence.

2017-02-01 11:37:07
ELL Parent Community Fair Recap
On Thursday, October 20, 2016, the Language Acquisition Department held the ELL Parent Community Fair.

2017-02-01 11:36:30
American Legion Patriotism Program Visits Schools
The American Legion Patriotism Program has been visiting schools lately and will continue to throughout the year.

2017-02-01 11:34:36
Horizons Family Newsletters
The November 2016 Family Newsletter from Horizons on the Hudson School is available for download

2017-02-01 11:32:31
THA November Monthly Newsletter
The November Monthly newsletters are available in both English and Spanish.

2017-02-01 11:31:40
Superitendent Twitter Chat - November 2nd
Superintendent Padilla (@NewburghSup) will be answering questions and discussing the 2016 mantra #ValuesMatter. Post your questions with the hashtag #SuptPadillaChat. It will run from 4:30PM until 5:30PM.

2017-02-01 11:31:02
Meadow Hill Giving Back to the Community
“Make a Difference Day” is one of the largest national days of community service. Celebrated on the fourth Saturday of October, thousands of volunteers unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others

2017-02-01 11:30:08
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.

2017-02-01 11:26:23
NW: #ValuesMatter Display in Main Entrance

2017-02-01 11:24:27
GAMS: Upcoming Donuts with Dad Event
On Friday, 10/28, we are inviting dads, father figures, or guardians in to have a morning treat with their children.

2017-02-01 11:23:34
GAMS: Upcoming Spirit Week
Spirit week starts on October 31st. Mon is Fall Festival/Costume day, Tues is Real Life Super Hero Day, Wed is Sports Day, Thurs is Mix-Match Day, and Fri is Hat Day.

2017-02-01 11:22:59
Community: 3rd City of Newburgh Water Meeting
The third public meeting on PFOS contamination is being held by the City of Nebwurgh at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center. It will be help on October 25th from 7PM until 9PM.

2017-02-01 11:21:50
Plan for Shared Decision Making
The Plan for Shared Decision Making was approved by the BOE during the September 27th Meeting.

2017-02-01 11:19:27
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.

2017-02-01 11:18:12
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

2017-02-01 11:16:53
Fire Prevention Week at New Windsor School
The New Windsor Fire Department led by Fire Chief Al Padilla and Assistant Chief Peter Sallemi, visited New Windsor School to teach students about fire safety.

2017-02-01 11:16:01
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.

2017-02-01 11:14:27
Fostertown Color Run Turkey Trot
There is no time limit and you can run, jog, or walk at your own pace! Bring the whole family!

2017-02-01 11:05:42
MH: Make a Difference Day Volunteers Needed
On Saturday, October 22, 2016, we invite students and staff/faculty to assist in preparing and serving lunch to the residents of Hudson Point Senior Apartment.

2017-02-01 11:03:47
NFA College Planning & College and Career Fair
The NFA College Planning Night and College and Career Fair will both take place on the night of November 2nd.

2017-02-01 11:01:44
MH Holds Dads Take Your Child to School Day
“Dads Take Your Child to School Day” is a statewide initiative designed to spotlight the importance of parental involvement in a child’s education.

2017-02-01 10:57:13
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.

2017-02-01 10:50:07
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.

2017-02-01 10:48:41
New Windsor Open House Recap
A full house attended the New Windsor Open House on September 22nd.

2017-02-01 10:25:29
GARD: Data Night Postponed
Originally scheduled for October 18th, the Gardnertown Data Night I has been postponed. A new date should be announced soon and will be posted here.

2017-02-01 10:23:43
NFA Announces Students Selected for All-State
The Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus is pleased to announce that two students have been selected to the All State Ensembles and one student has been selected as an alternate.

2017-02-01 10:16:58
NW Back to School Ice Cream Social
New Windsor PTO sponsored a “Back to School Ice Cream Social” to welcome all returning and new students.

2017-02-01 10:15:01
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.

2017-02-01 10:09:52
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.

2017-02-01 10:05:11
New Windsor Social Media
Stay connected with New Windsor School on social media. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

2017-02-01 10:03:55
Turn The District Teal
Recently,District Physical Education Teacher Elissa Dickinson, along with the help of her NECSD colleagues, family, and friends, partnered with a nation-wide campaign, “Turn the Towns Teal”, to promote ovarian cancer awareness.

2017-02-01 10:03:13
October is Family Involvement Month
October is Family Involvement Month, visit the family involvement site for more information.

2017-02-01 10:00:14
Horizon Family Newsletters
The September and October 2016 Family Newsletters from Horizons on the Hudson School are available for download

2017-02-01 09:58:40
Letter From Supt: Calendar & Flu Season

2017-02-01 09:44:02
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.

2017-02-01 09:42:35
NFA College Planner
The NFA College planner will help you keep track of your college journey. It includes information on applying to college. taking the SATs/ACTs, visiting colleges, college essays and interviews, student resumes, NCAA eligibility, and more.

2017-02-01 09:41:38
Parent University Registration
Registration is now available for the 2016 Parent University Youth and Family Summit. Register early as workshop space is limited

2017-02-01 09:39:42
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.

2017-02-01 09:38:35
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.

2017-02-01 09:33:56
THA September Monthly Newsletter
The September Monthly newsletters are available in both English and Spanish.

2017-02-01 09:31:56
NFA Blood Drive
There will be a Blood Drive at NFA Main Campus on Thursday, September 29th, from 8AM-2PM in the girl’s gym. Please help save lives and Donate!

2017-02-01 09:31:08
Mercy College Fall Registration

2017-02-01 09:30:49
Meadow Hill Holds Welcome Back Barnyard Square Dance
On Friday, September 9, Meadow Hill welcomed students back for the 2016-2017 school year with its annual back to school night celebration

2017-02-01 09:29:09
ELL Orientation Meeting
On Saturday, August 27, our Spanish speaking families attended the ELL orientation meeting at the Board of Education. This informational meeting, conducted completely in Spanish, provided resources and information for parents of English Language Lear

2017-02-01 09:24:40
October PARP Calendar
The PARP calendar for October 2016 is now available.

2017-02-01 09:20:12
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

2017-02-01 09:19:00
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.

2017-02-01 09:16:05
Modified Sport Announcements
The following document contains announcements that will be made over the first 5 days of school concerning modified sports.

2017-02-01 09:15:03
My Brother's Keeper FACE Grant
The following document contains announcements that will be made over the first 5 days of school concerning modified sports.

2017-02-01 09:13:37
NFA August Graduation Recap
On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, the Newburgh Free Academy Summer Graduation was held at the NFA Main Campus. Congratulations to the Newburgh Free Academy August Class of 2016!

2017-02-01 09:12:19
STAFF/FACULTY: District's Flexible Spending Account
The district's open enrollment period for flexible spending accounts is September 1st - September 23rd. A new enrollment procedure is in place for this year.

2017-02-01 09:09:04
HMS: Students First Day Schedule
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. On Tuesday, September 6th, students should report to the following rooms to receive their schedule based on their last name. We look forward to seeing you then!

2017-02-01 09:07:45
NECSD Announces District-Wide Community Eligibility
Free breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students. Students in the district will begin the 2016-2017 school year on the right track with free nutritious meals in school.

2017-02-01 09:04:23
Save Our Sons Strengthens Newburgh Solidarity
On Saturday, the NFA North Campus held the Save Our Sons summit, jointly sponsored by the Newburgh Enlarged City School District, the Newburgh Armory Unity Center, and One Village NY.

2017-02-01 09:02:12
Building and Grounds Department Focuses on Upcoming School Year
The NECSD Buildings and Grounds Department met earlier on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, to focus on the upcoming school year.

2017-01-31 12:56:48
Volunteers Needed: Turn the District Teal
Volunteers are needed to “Turn the District Teal”! Each year, Meadow Hill Physical Education Teacher Elissa Dickinson, along with a handful of volunteers, work to turn the district teal in support of ovarian cancer awareness.

2017-01-31 12:55:44
Vails Gate STEAM Academy Prepares for Opening Day
The Vails Gate STEAM Academy team met this week to discuss the upcoming school year. The school will open its doors as the Vails Gate STEAM Academy this September.

2017-01-31 12:54:13
HMS: August Parent Letter & Event Calendar
Access the August 2016 Parent Letter and the tentative yearly event schedule. Dates subject to change.

2017-01-31 12:51:33
2016 August Regents Information
You can now download the August Regents Information Packet, which contains important information. The August Regents are August 17th and 18th

2017-01-31 12:50:22
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.

2017-01-31 12:49:10
2016-2017 DCIP and SCEPs
The 2016-2017 District Comprehensive Improvement Plan (DCIP) and the School Comprehensive Education Plans were approved at the July 27th Board of Education meeting. These documents can be viewed on the Planning and Accountability webpage

2017-01-31 12:47:52
NFA Senior Student Parking Permit Application
The student parking permit application is now available for download on the student activites page of the NFA website.

2017-01-31 12:46:29
Newburgh Teachers Plant Seeds For Future Global Service Learning In Galapagos
With Fund for Teachers Grant, Excelsior Academy Teachers Research Service Learning for Newburgh Youth

2017-01-31 12:42:24
Newburgh’s Super School Not a National Finalist, but Still a Reality
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District was notified on July 21, 2016, that it will not be selected as one of five national finalists for XQ: The Super School Project.

2017-01-31 12:37:15
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.

2017-01-31 12:30:59
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.

2017-01-31 12:28:54
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!

2017-01-31 12:26:51
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.

2017-01-31 12:24:04
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.

2017-01-31 12:21:20
HOH Back to School Block Party
Horizons-on-the-Hudson will be holding a back to school block party on Friday, September 2, 2016.

2017-01-19 09:39:01
Newburgh Schools Meals Holds Summer Program Kickoff
On Wednesday June 6, 2016, the district hosted a summer meals program kickoff at the Delano Hitch Recreation Park to help combat the summer hunger gap.

2017-01-19 09:26:22
Summer Hygiene Kit Supply Drive
The United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region recently held a Summer Hygiene Kit Supply Drive after hearing about the plight of local students. The NECSD was fortunate to be a recipient of some of the donations.

2017-01-19 09:19:55
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.

2017-01-19 09:14:22
December Essay Contest Winners
The December Essay contest winners have been announced.

2017-01-19 09:10:52
Temple Hill Academy Girls on the Run

2017-01-19 08:48:22
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.

2017-01-19 08:43:28


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