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|GAMS Scholars Participate in Fire Prevention Week
Many of our schools participated in activities surrounding Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12).
|GAMS Hosts Third Annual "Leader In Me" Job Fair
The objective of this initiative is to promote and support student’s social and emotional development tied to the school’s vision.
|GAMS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Guest Readers
Gidney Avenue Memorial School (GAMS) celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month on Tuesday by hosting local community guests who read culturally relevant books to scholars.
|We Need Your Feedback: Strategic Planning
The Vision 2020 Strategic Plan is in it's final year and we have already begun work on creating our new vision. We need your feedback to help guide our progress.
|NECSD Celebrates Pink Night in Honor of Those Who Have Battled Cancer
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District participated in a Pink Night celebration in honor of those who have battled cancer. Participants from several schools lined the track and marched during a pre-game ceremony.
|Save the date! NFA Dance Presents: The Princess and the Frog
The NFA Dance Department will perform The Princess and the Frog on Friday, December 6th at 7:00pm and Saturday, December 7th at 2:00pm. Ticket information will be available in October.
|REMINDER: Wednesday - September 18, 2019 - 15 Minute Early Dismissal Drill
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District’s annual drill of the EARLY DISMISSAL PROCEDURES is scheduled for Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Student will be release 15 minutes earlier than their normally scheduled.
|Fifth Grade students at GAMS Participate In SOAR Binder Transition Program
On September 9th, Fifth Grade students at GAMS participated in a Transition Program aligned with the American School Counseling Association standards focusing on organization, study skills and time management.
|NECSD Celebrates New Year with Inaugural Ring the Bell Event
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District celebrated the first day of school with an inaugural Ring the Bell event. The event welcomed students to a new school year and celebrated community members who have had a positive impact on our children.
|Welcome Back Letter from the Superintendent
The first few days are now underway, please take a moment to read the welcome back letter from the superintendent.
|2019-2020 Mantra - Shoulder Up
The mantra for the 2019-2020 school year is “Shoulder Up.” This year’s mantra can represent a few ways we can all stand tall, work together, and be proud of ourselves and our district.
|Bus Routes Available for 2019-20 School Year
Your child(ren) bus routes are now available. PreK and private/parochial routes have been added.
|NECSD Welcomes New Teachers!
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District partnered with the Newburgh Teachers Association to welcome new teachers to an orientation program.
|21st Century Summer LEGO® Robotics Program Showcase
t was an exciting day as our 21st Century Summer LEGO® Robotics Program scholars gave friends & family a look at their work at the summer showcase on July 24th.
|Transition Toolkits for Parents: PreK-K, 5th-6th, and 8th-9th
The Transition Toolkits give parents information on helping their students make the big moves in their educational careers a little bit easier.
|Snapshots of the 21st Century Summer LEGO® Robotics Program at Temple Hill Academy
|Scholars Enjoy Lunch and Legos at Newburgh Free Library
Earlier this week the Newburgh Free Library facilitated a lego station during lunch time. Scholars were able to enjoy their lunch and then spend a few minutes experimenting with architecture and engineering with legos.
|Free Summer Meals in Newburgh and New Windsor Open to ALL Children 18 and Younger
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District will launch their Free Summer Meals program with a collaborative event with Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, and local community agencies.
|Immunization Requirements Update
|Newburgh Free Library Opens A Universe of Stories
Stop by the Main or Branch locations of the Newburgh Free Library and sign up for the Summer Reading Program. There are programs for youth of all ages, and adults too! Registration begins June 17, but continues throughout the summer.
|GAMS Celebrates Field Day on June 14th
It was a perfect day to celebrate fun and fitness at GAMS Field Day on June 14th. A variety of athletic games were played throughout the day.
|Announcing the NECSD School Store
Announcing the NECSD School Store! The store will be open until Sunday, June 16th!
|Math Meet Winners Celebrated at June 4th BOE Meeting
5th Grade Math Meet Winners as well as 2nd and 3rd place teams were awarded at the June 4th BOE Meeting.
|GAMS Celebrates 3rd Annual Leadership Day on June 5th
The entire school community embraced the energy that has been cultivated over the past three years. We have built a strong sense if community together and a culture of leadership among of students, faculty and staff.
|2019-2020 Talent Development Program
Our district’s Talent Development Program provides scholars with classroom settings and additional learning opportunities that develop their special talents and abilities in grades K-8.
|NFA North Certified Nurse Aide Program and Partnerships Highlighted
The NFA North Certified Nurse Aide Program and Partnerships were highlighted in Sunday's paper. Take a moment to read about our collaboration with prestigious community organizations to prepare our scholars for college and career.
|GAMS First & Third Grade Scholars Collaborate on Projects Inspired by Authors
GAMS scholars from Mrs. Purdy’s class have been working with their third grade friends from Ms. Johnson/Ms. Holzapple's class as reading buddies this year.
|Voters Approved All Propositions for 2019-2020
On Tuesday, May 21, NECSD residents approved the district’s school budget, thelibrary budget, the Transportation limit, Proposition 4: District-wide Capital Improvement, Proposition 5: District-Wide Capital Improvement, and elected three BOE members.
|NECSD Math Meets Season Recap
Eighty-one NECSD fifth grade scholars across the district were selected to participate in the 2019 Math Meet Competitions at the Board of Education. Nine students were selected to participate from each elementary school, based on NYS Grade 4 Math Te
|"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.
|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.
|IMPORTANT - Town of New Windsor ButterHill Water System Notice
|Letter from Orange County Commissioner of Health regarding Measles
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|GAMS Pre-K Center Kicks Off Celebrating "Week of the Young Child" with their annual Pre-K Parade.
GAMS Pre-K Center Kicks Off Celebrating "Week of the Young Child" with their annual Pre-K Parade.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|A Letter from Dr. Padilla Regarding Internet Safety/Una carta del Dr. Padilla sobre la seguridad en Internet
|A letter from GAMS Principals
|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
|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.
|Security Guards Refresh Basic First-Aid Skills
Security guards across the district refreshed their basic first aid skills as part of their professional development.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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..
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Letter from the Orange County Department of Health
Letter from the Orange County Department of Health regarding measles.
|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.
|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)
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Our New Goldback has Landed
Our new Goldback mascot design has arrived. We have also introduced a Goldie-Back for our youngest scholars.
|21st Century Families: Scholar Showcase
Please join us for an informal showing of our scholars newly acquired skills.
|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.
|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!
|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:
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Letter from the Superintendent Concerning Snow Closings and Delays
The following letter addresses information about closings, early dismissals, and delays due to weather.
|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.
|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
|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.
|GAMS Crop Shop
GAMS Hosts final Crop Shop of their season with a variety of fresh produce as well as fresh recipes and samples.
|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
|Join the Quick Start Tennis Before School Club at GAMS!
This ten session program is designed to introduce tennis in a fun and fit way.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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!
|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."
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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!
|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!
|SAVE THE DATE! 21st Century After School Program End Of Year Showcase Celebrations
See a detailed schedule here.
|Extended School Year Program Registration Now Available
The 2018 Extended School Year Program includes various academic programs throughout the grade levels.
|Important Letter from Dr. Roberto Padilla, Superintendent of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District
|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
|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.
|Subscribe to the NECSD Email Newsletters
The district has launched three email newsletters. Subscribe now and stay up to date on the latest information.
|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.
|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.
|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!
|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
|Facebook Live Chat with Superintendent Dr. Roberto Padilla
Find out more information regarding the 2018-2019 proposed school district budget! Get your questions answered directly by Dr. Padilla, Superintendent of Schools.
|Universal Pre-K Celebrates The Week of the Young Child!
The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families. This year's national recognition is April 16
|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.
|Newburgh Schools Named One of 2018 Best Communities for Music Education
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. This honor is awarded to the top 5% of school districts
|Wear your Rally for Ryan t-shirt and come out to support the Strike-out Cancer Classic this Saturday!
The Newburgh Free Academy Varsity Baseball team and their coach Scott Seabury are hosting the Strike-Out Cancer Classic to raise awareness and money for different forms of cancer this Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Delano-Hitch Stadium.
|You're Invited To Celebrate Love & Hope - Third Annual Team NECSD Day!
Get ready NECSD Family and Community... This Friday, 4/13, we will be celebrating our annual Team NECSD Day! This 3rd annual event is an opportunity for all of us to demonstrate our district pride.
|Extra, Extra, Read All About It! 21st Century After-School Program News!
The 21st Century After-School Academy's April Newsletter is here! Find out more about events and programming.
|SAVE THE DATE! Newburgh Launches My Brother's Keeper on 4/21/18!
Come join us to learn more. See informational flyer here.
|Parents: Upcoming NYS Testing Information Grades 3-8
Every spring, the Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests are administered to students across New York State. April 11th begins the NYS ELA Grade 3-8 testing. Math testing will begin May 1, 2018.
|All-District Music Festival Celebration
Students from schools throughout the district joined voices and instruments to perform songs as a combined chorus, a combined band, and a combined orchestra.
|District Hosts 46th Annual Spelling Bee For Grades 4 & 5!
The Elementary Spelling Bee Finals of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District consisted of an oral contest for fourth and fifth graders representing each building in district. The top three finishers came from Temple Hill, Balmville, and GAMS!
|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.
|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.
|Is Your Mini Goldback Ready for Pre K ?
See important upcoming registration information here for the 2018-2019 school year.
|Important Letter from Dr. Roberto Padilla, Superintendent of Schools & NECSD Teachers.
Please read this important message from our Superintendent. Available here in both English and Spanish.
|GAMS Hosts Third Annual Literacy Night!
This year's theme was Comic-Con. See a photo recap here of the event.
|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!
|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.
|Important follow-up message from our Superintendent
|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.
|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.
|Young Writer's Programs by the Hudson Valley Writing Project
If you know of any students who love to write, please let their parents know about these Young Writer's Programs this summer through the Hudson Valley Writing Project. For ages 7-17.
|Superintendent's Message about School Safety Event - Follow-up message included
Click the title of this post to read the letter from the Superintendent Dr. Padilla. Available in English and Spanish.
|GAMS Scholars Doing it with LOVE!
Scholars mailed out over 250 Valentine's Day cards to our soldiers overseas.
|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!
|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!
|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.
|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!
|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.
|Update To District Calendar
The Board of Education recently approved changes to the district calendar concerning January 25 and 30th.
|Become a new scholarship sponsor for an NFA Senior!
Each year the NFA scholarship program gives away over $100,000 in scholarships through the generous donations of local people and organizations. You can join us!
|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.
|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!
|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!
|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!
|Facebook Live Chat with Superintendent Dr. Roberto Padilla
The superintendent is looking forward to hearing from you! Please take the opportunity to join in and chat with him live about the topics we all care about throughout the district.
|Tennis in Schools Program currently running FREE tennis programs in all 9 of our elementary schools!
The purpose of this free USTA supported initiative is to create a tennis pathway for all students in the district. By offering this program for free, we can introduce the sport to a wide variety of young students.
|Math Meet! All nine elementary schools participate
Math Meets are an annual series of events where Grade 5 scholars from across our nine elementary schools come together to compete on teams while working collaboratively to solve a range of word problems.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|24 of Our Teachers Became Project Lead the Way Certified!
This month 24 Teachers from across the district became certified through Project Lead the Way. These Teachers will be working in the 21st Century After School Programs and at Vails Gate STEAM Academy one on one with students.
|Attention All District Families: Take the Annual K12 Insight Survey.
We’re committed to working with you to prepare our students to be tomorrow’s leaders. Only by listening to our community can we ensure our schools are setting up all our students for excellence.
|Register Now for Newburgh Armory Unity Center Activities for Grades PreK-6th
Parents now is the time for you to take advantage of the free and educational opportunities available at the Newburgh Armory. They are offering the courses and activities for children Pre-K through Grade 6.
|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!
|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!
|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.
|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!
|GAMS Tech School Counselor awarded a 2017 Award for Excellence
Ms. Pattie Lofaro awarded a 2017 Award for Excellence in Pupil Personnel Services
|School Board Recognition Week
School Board Recognition Week's purpose is to recognize school board members for their commitment to our students. The district will be spotlighting our school board members throughout the week. Stay tuned.
|The Newburgh Basics Campaign - A Great Start to Life!
The district is excited to announce the launch of a brand new progressive initiative through the district’s Family and Community Engagement office, The Newburgh Basics.
|21st Century After School Academy Application
The 21st Century Afterschool Academy is an afterschool program where Balmville, GAMS, Horizons, and Vails Gate students can get homework help and tutoring along with enrichment activities
|Lights On For Afterschool Event - October 26, 2017
Support after-school programming & join us for an evening of family fun activities.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|ALL EMPLOYEES: Open Enrollment Period for Health Benefits
The Open Enrollment Period runs from October 1 - November 30th. Everyone who is eligible for medical benefits, including those using the buy-out option, MUST participate.
|October is Family Involvement Month
October is Family Involvement Month throughout the district. Each school will be having participating events for families of their scholars. A complete list is now available.
|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.
|Strategic Planning Team's Kick-Off Meeting
Recently, the NECSD Strategic Planning Team had their kick off meeting and came together to discuss this school year’s focus.
|October Capital Bond Presentations
Two additional presentations, with the latest bond proposals, will be showcases at the October Board of Education Meetings. These will take place October 10th and October 24th.
|Community Blood Drive at NFA - September 28, 2017
We will be holding our NFA MAIN CAMPUS Blood Drive on Thursday September 28, 2017, in the Girls Gym, 201 Fullerton Avenue, Newburgh from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM. We have extended our hours so our community can donate as well.
|Race to the Mound 5K Fundraiser for NFA Goldback Ryan Danyluk
A Run to the Mound 5K Run / Walk will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Town of Newburgh Little League Complex in Honor of Ryan Danyluk. The run/ walk will begin at 9:00 am.
|Reminder: BOE Community Forum Tonight and Saturday
The district will be holding a community forum on the Capital Bond Project tonight at 6PM in the BOE Auditorium and Saturday at 9AM.
|“School Is Cool” Program Provides Backpacks to over 500 NECSD Students
Students in the district are off to a great start after over 500 students received backpacks full of school supplies at the recent School is Cool event.
|An Update on Bus Passes and Routes
Families should have begun receiving their bus passes now. Bus routes are currently being finalized and should be posted soon.
|Parent Notification Letter about NECSD National School Lunch and Breakfast Program
Here is a parent notification letter from the Superintendent regarding NECSD participation in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs this school year.
|Superintendent's Welcome Back Letter
Dear NECSD Family and Friends, It has been a busy summer in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District...
|Orange County Department of Health Flu Vaccine Recommendations
The Orange County Department of Health and the Orange County Medical Society want you to be aware that the flu season will again be on its way.
|School is Cool - Back to School BBQ Bash - August 30th
Eligible families can receive school supplies by registering for a packed backpack. The event will take place August 30th at GAMS. Register now, supplies are limited.
|Some Information on the Upcoming Solar Eclipse
On Monday, August 21, 2017, New York will be treated to a partial eclipse of the sun.
|School Supplies Lists
The school supply lists are now available for download. If your school is not listed please contact the school for information.
|School of Choice Letter to Parents/Guardians
Each year the New York State Education Department determines the status of our district and each school within the district. Student participation and performance on specific assessments at the elementary/middle level and at the high school are used
|2017-2018 Calendar Change - First Day of School
The revised 2017-2018 was approved at the recent BOE meeting. The first day of school is now scheduled for September 6, 2017
|Summer Enrichment Activities For Students
Included on this page are various resources for students to continue their learning over the summer.
|Public Community Bond Forums
The district will be holding three community bond forums in the BOE Auditorium in the month of August. Come out and learn more about the bond process, ask questions, and find out about the newest updates.
|NECSD Seeks Public Input on Bond Proposal to Make Newburgh Future-Ready
On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roberto Padilla unveiled a bond proposal which will be put forth to district voters during the 2017-2018 school year pending Board of Education approval.
|Extended School Year & Summer Program Information and Schedule
The Extended School Year Program is right around the corner. Information about each program that will be offered over the summer is available.
|Summer Meals Kickoff Event & Serving Locations
The Newburgh Summer Meals Program is having a kickoff event on July 6th at Delano Hitch, in addition, meal locations for the summer are now available.
|Reminder: Clarification for Last Week of School Schedule
June 21 and June 22 will be a full instructional day for all students. June 23rd will be a 1/2 day for HMS and MHS only, all other students on June 23rd will not attend.
|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.
|New Website Is Now Live
The district's new website is now live. We are currently making tweaks to get everything back up and running and hope the site is fully funtional by the end of the day Monday.
|BOE Election and Vote Today!
The BOE Election and Budget Vote will take place today, Tuesday May 16, 2017. Polls are open from Noon until 9PM.
|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.
|Letters from Superintendent to Parents Concerning Netflix Series, 13 Reasons Why
The intent of this letter is to make you aware of the popular Netflix original series
|Parent University and Community Day 2017
Parent University and Community Day 2017 is Saturday, May 6, 2017. Join us for a great day of fun and information.
|Take Our Surveys: Information Session Feedback & Early Literacy
These surveys help the district make decisions about future events and initiatives
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Take the Hot Topics Survey for Curriculum Planning
The survey which will help with identifying the types of hot topics we should focus on during our upcoming Curriculum Planning Council discussions.
|Celebration of the Arts - Cocoa and Create
Celebrating the visual arts through teacher-led, hands-on projects! Experience the power of creating!
|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.
|Pre-K: January Calendar
The January Pre-K Calendar is now available. Be sure to take note of all the upcoming Kindergarten Open Houses
|Kindergarten Registration & District Wide Open Houses
Information on the upcoming Kindergarten Registration and the district-wide open houses is now available.
|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?
|Orange Country Department of Health - Mumps
School and district community, listed on the following page are health resources provided by the Orange County Department of Health relating to the mumps.
|Sign-up For Excelsior Academy Hour of Code - Dec. 7
The Hour of Code is designed to introduce people to computer science. Also, don’t miss the tutorials on Robotics and Scratch taught by Excelsior Academy Students! Open to all grades.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Letter From Supt: Clown Costumes
The safety and security of our students and staff is always our first priority. There has been a recent spike in creepy clown sightings and hoaxes. Please read the full letter for more details.
|October is Family Involvement Month
October is Family Involvement Month, visit the family involvement site for more information.
|Letter From Supt: Calendar & Flu Season
|Important Calendar Change
The following changes have been made to the district calendar: October 4th schools are now closed, also on October 11th, schools are now closed. In addition, April 17th, schools will be in session.
|Parent University Registration
Registration is now available for the 2016 Parent University Youth and Family Summit. Register early as workshop space is limited
|District Surveys Closing Soon
The district currently has a few surveys available. Input is importance and helps to drive decisions. You can see a list of available surveys.
|Early Dismissal Drill on September 22nd
The district's annual drill of Early Dismissal Procedures is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2016. Students will be released 15 minutes early on September 22nd
|Parents: DTSDE Annual Survey
The district is inviting all parents to participate in our fourth annual Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness (DTSDE) Survey. The survey will be open Sept. 12–28.
|Reminder: Faculty Tech Survey
In collaboration with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a survey has been designed to guide our digital convergence. Please take the Survey on Effective Use and Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning.
|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.