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|Heritage Middle School Hosts Annual "Dad's Take Your Child to School Day"
Heritage Middle School hosted their annual "Dad's Take Your Child to School Day." Hundreds of fathers and father figures joined their middle school children for a morning of activities and a scavenger hunt throughout the school.
|Empire State After School Program - Space Still Available!
The Empire State After School Program still has space available. Enjoy a few photos from Steel Pan which was offered over the summer and will be offered again at Meadow Hill.
|Acting Opportunities Available Through Empire State After School Program and the Before Broadway Theatre Company!
This summer, scholars enrolled in the Empire-State After School Program performed James and the Giant Peach - TYA. Scholars in the Before Broadway Theatre Company will also perform James and the Giant Peach - TYA this fall.
|Heritage Middle School Unveils New Running Path Donated by NFA Alumni
Heritage Middle School unveiled a newly cleared path donated by Newburgh Free Academy alumnus Lynn Warren, class of 1984. The path will primarily be used by the NFA cross-country team for practice and meets.
|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!
|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.
|Heritage Middle School Scholars Act as Community Scientists for Research Project
Heritage Middle School scholars in Ms. Aileen Toback’s grade 7 science classes are participating in Cornell University’s Mosquito Citizen Science Project, Asian Tiger Mosquito Invasive Boundary Project.
|Heritage Middle School: Dads Take Your Child to School Day Sign-Up Information
When fathers play these active roles alongside mothers, children tend to be more confident, earn better grades and exhibit healthier behavior. Dads Take Your Child to School Day is a statewide initiative.
|NFA College Information and College Fair Night - October 3, 2019
The night will include and admissions presentation at 5:15pm with information about the admissions process, scholarship information and financial aid. At 6:30pm over 100 colleges will be in attendance for students to meet with.
|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.
|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.
|NCAA Eligibility Center to Host Information Seminar
NCAA Eligibility Center will be hosting an information seminar this Tuesday, September 10th at 6:30pm at Newburgh Free Academy.
|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.
|Heritage Families: Room Assignments for First Day of School
On Wednesday September 4, students should report to the following rooms to receive their schedule based on their last name. We look forward to seeing you then!
|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.
|Heritage Middle School Welcome 6th Grade Students at Orientation
All middle schools have hosted an orientation event for incoming 6th grade scholars. Each building held unique activities, but all middle schools had the goal of welcoming students to their new school.
|6th Grade Orientation Registration Available
6th Grade Orientations will be taking place at the end of the summer for Heritage, South, Temple Hill and Meadow Hill Schools. Please take a minute to RSVP if you plan on having your child attend.
|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.
|Supply Lists Now Available
Supply lists are available for parents to review. As more supply lists are provided they will be added. Pre-K and Fostertown recently added.
|Heritage Middle School Celebrates 8th Graders Moving to High School
The celebration was held at Newburgh Free Academy and welcomed family, friends, and community members to honor the scholars.
|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.
|Scholars Use Art to Beautiful Neighborhood Homes
Scholars from Newburgh Free Academy West Campus, Horizons on the Hudson, Balmville Elementary, and Heritage Middle School combined their love of the arts with civic engagement.
|Immunization Requirements Update
|Heritage Families: Final Exam/End of Year Schedule
It is hard to believe that the school year is almost to a close! Each year seems to go by so quickly. Read full letter from Principal Brunger
|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.
|Mr. Olsen's English Class Celebrates T-Shirt Tuesday at Heritage Middle School
Mr. Olsen's English class celebrated what they call
|Sound Recording Class is Available for ESYP 2019
In this brand new program, students will work with and discover the world of sound recording and technology through hands on projects.
|NFA Grad Completes Training at The United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Program, More Popularly Known as TOPGUN
Newburgh Free Academy alumnus and former Heritage Middle School student, Lt. Michael Ponessa completed a 12-week training at The United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program, more popularly known as TOPGUN for which he was selected.
|Announcing the NECSD School Store
Announcing the NECSD School Store! The store will be open until Sunday, June 16th!
|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.
|Heritage Middle School Presents Spring Musical MTV: A Tribute to the 80s
True to it’s title, the play featured dance performances and skits related to American Culture during the 80’s. The sets were completed by students in the after school Empire Program as well as other art students under the direction of Ms. McCarthy.
|ESYP Middle School Musical will be James and the Giant Peach, Jr.! Spaces Still Available.
The Extended Summer Year Program will be offering a program that will allow middle schools students to perform in a musical. The musical selected is James and the Giant Peach. The teacher will be Mrs. Fay Pacht.
|Heritage Middle School Participates in River of Words STEAM Program
Heritage Middle School team 6C participates in the River of Words STEAM program offered at Beacon's beautiful Dennison Point, thanks to a grant received by the Newburgh Enlarged City School District.
|Heritage Middle School 6B Celebrates Field Day
The students all tie dyed a shirt in school, and during field day, they were able to sign each other's shirts. The students were very well behaved and everyone, including the teachers, had a great time!
|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.
|NECSD Empire State After School Program Drumline
View a quick "promotional" video for the NECSD Empire State After School Program Drumline.
|Heritage Middle School Band Marched in Town of Newburgh Memorial Day Parade
The Heritage Middle School Band marched in the Town of Newburgh Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, May 26th. Enjoy some photos from their performance.
|Empire State After-School Program Parent/Student/Staff Surveys
Student, parents, and staff of the Empire After-School Program please complete the following surveys. You feedback is essential in our decision making process.
|Students Perform and JROTC Supports New Windsor Memorial Day Parade
The Town of New Windsor held their annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade over the weekend. JROTC marched and presented colors. The NFA Band and the Heritage Middle School Band performed as they marched.
|Newburgh Free Academy Names Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Newburgh Free Academy is proud to announce Co-Valedictorians Martin Peticco and Matthew Stridiron as Valedictorian and Sydney Reede as Salutatorian of the class of 2019.
|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.
|Heritage Middle School Hosts Spring Luau Dance
The students at HMS kicked off the Spring season, with a Luau Dance. Each student was given a lei when they walked in, and were entertained by the sounds of DJ Erock.
|Heritage Middle School Performs Spring Orchestra and Chorus Concert
Heritage Middle School entertained family and friends of the students in the Orchestra and Chorus which included solos by graduating 8th grade students and a standing ovation!
|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.
|Heritage Middle School Performs Band Concert
Heritage Middle School performed their spring band concert this week. Enjoy the program and photos from the event!
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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!
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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 Acting Principal, Ms. Jessica Layne
|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.
|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.
|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!
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Goldbacks in the News! NFA JV Boys Basketball Team Plays with Heart
Take a moment to read the full article!
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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?
|Our New Goldback has Landed
Our new Goldback mascot design has arrived. We have also introduced a Goldie-Back for our youngest scholars.
|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.
|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 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 Ms. Brunger, principal of Heritage Middle School
|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.
|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.
|Letter from the Superintendent Concerning Snow Closings and Delays
The following letter addresses information about closings, early dismissals, and delays due to weather.
|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.
|Heritage Families: Conference Sign-Ups
Use these links to signup for your child's parent-teacher conferences.
|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!
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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!
|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.
|Heritage Middle School - First Day Room Assignments
|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.
|Fall Sports Information
Fall sports start dates and fall sports clearance procedure is now available for review.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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!
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|Heritage Middle School Exam Schedule
The Heritage Middle School June Assessment Schedule is available for download.
|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.
|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.
|Newburgh Free Academy Basketball Guest Coach Workouts - Grades 6-12
NFA Basketball Guest Coach to Host Workouts with Guest Coach
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|Heritage Middle School Students Travel Through Time at Medieval Times
Students explored various activities during their trip.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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!
|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!
|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.
|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!
|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.
|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.
|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.
|SAVE THE DATE! Newburgh Launches My Brother's Keeper on 4/21/18!
Come join us to learn more. See informational flyer here.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Important follow-up message from our Superintendent
|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.
|Heritage Students Host Valentine's Day Dance!
The dance was open to all 6th-8th graders. The event was sold out, selling 250 tickets!
|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.
|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?
|HMS and NFA Families: Scoliosis Screening
During the next several weeks the nurses in the health office will be conducting postural screenings.
|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.
|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.
|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!
|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
|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.
|Middle School Selection sheets are due soon!
Take a few minutes to watch videos from two of our Middle Schools before you hand in your selection!
|Facebook Live Chat with Superintendent Dr. Roberto Padilla
The superintendent is looking forward to hearing from you! Please take the opportunity to join in and chat with him live about the topics we all care about throughout the district.
|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.
|Heritage Middle School student submits poems for contest
Poems were submitted as a project from the Annual Senator Larkin Thanksgiving Contest.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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).
|Parent University is November 15, 2017 - Register now!
Join us for an exciting evening featuring fun events, parent sessions , grab and go dinner, and more. Plus Kids Academy is back for children ages 5 and up.
|School Board Recognition Week
School Board Recognition Week's purpose is to recognize school board members for their commitment to our students. The district will be spotlighting our school board members throughout the week. Stay tuned.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Lights On For Afterschool Event - October 26, 2017
Support after-school programming & join us for an evening of family fun activities.
|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.
|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.
|Newburgh Enlarged City School District Accepted into National Network of Innovative School Districts
The district joins Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, will partner with other leading educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers from across the country.
|ALL EMPLOYEES: Open Enrollment Period for Health Benefits
The Open Enrollment Period runs from October 1 - November 30th. Everyone who is eligible for medical benefits, including those using the buy-out option, MUST participate.
|October is Family Involvement Month
October is Family Involvement Month throughout the district. Each school will be having participating events for families of their scholars. A complete list is now available.
|Strategic Planning Team's Kick-Off Meeting
Recently, the NECSD Strategic Planning Team had their kick off meeting and came together to discuss this school year’s focus.
|October Capital Bond Presentations
Two additional presentations, with the latest bond proposals, will be showcases at the October Board of Education Meetings. These will take place October 10th and October 24th.
|Community Blood Drive at NFA - September 28, 2017
We will be holding our NFA MAIN CAMPUS Blood Drive on Thursday September 28, 2017, in the Girls Gym, 201 Fullerton Avenue, Newburgh from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM. We have extended our hours so our community can donate as well.
|Race to the Mound 5K Fundraiser for NFA Goldback Ryan Danyluk
A Run to the Mound 5K Run / Walk will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Town of Newburgh Little League Complex in Honor of Ryan Danyluk. The run/ walk will begin at 9:00 am.
|Reminder: BOE Community Forum Tonight and Saturday
The district will be holding a community forum on the Capital Bond Project tonight at 6PM in the BOE Auditorium and Saturday at 9AM.
|“School Is Cool” Program Provides Backpacks to over 500 NECSD Students
Students in the district are off to a great start after over 500 students received backpacks full of school supplies at the recent School is Cool event.
|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!
|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
|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.
|2017-2018 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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|HMS Testing Schedule for Grades 6-8
The testing schedule for June 5 through the end of the year is available to view.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|Excelsior Academy and NFA West Applications Now Available
Excelsior Academy and NFA West are now accepting applications for next school year.
|All District Art Show at the Ritz
On March 8th, the opening reception for the All District Art Show will beheld at the Lobby at the Ritz, 111 Broadway in Newburgh. The reception will run from 4 - 6 p.m.
|Take the Hot Topics Survey for Curriculum Planning
The survey which will help with identifying the types of hot topics we should focus on during our upcoming Curriculum Planning Council discussions.
|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.
|Celebration of the Arts - Cocoa and Create
Celebrating the visual arts through teacher-led, hands-on projects! Experience the power of creating!
|#KindnessMatters at Heritage Middle School
Recently, Heritage Middle School kicked of a new initiative #KindnessMatters as part of #NoNameCallingWeek.
|HMS: Scoliosis Screening at HMS
During the next several weeks the nurses in the Health Office will be conducting postural screenings
|Kindergarten Registration & District Wide Open Houses
Information on the upcoming Kindergarten Registration and the district-wide open houses is now available.
|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.
|HMS: December Parent Letter Calendar
The December Parent Letter is now available for download. It can be found on the HMS Monthly Newsletter Page
|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.
|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.
|Modified Sport Announcements
The following document contains announcements that will be made over the first 5 days of school concerning modified sports.
|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!
|HMS: August Parent Letter & Event Calendar
Access the August 2016 Parent Letter and the tentative yearly event schedule. Dates subject to change.
|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.