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|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|Parents Engage in Conversation with Nationally Renowned Education Speaker & School Leadership Expert
Parents and families participated in a regular Parent Café event, hosted by Family and Community Engagement. The guest for this session was Principal Kafele, a nationally renowned education speaker and school leadership expert.
|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
|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.
|Announcing the NECSD School Store
Announcing the NECSD School Store! The store will be open until Sunday, June 16th!
|Horizons-on-the-Hudson Spring Music Showcase
Students showcased their musical talents at their Spring Music Showcase on Friday, May 31.
|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.
|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.
|Horizons-on-the-Hudson Students Enjoy A Mad Science Assembly
Students at Horizons on the Hudson in kindergarten, first, and second grades enjoyed a Mad Science assembly on Tuesday, June 4th. Scholars were thoroughly wowed and entertained.
|Horizons-on-the-Hudson Students Participate in Living Wax Museum Character Project
Students in Mrs. Allen first and second grade class participated in a living wax museum May 31st. This was the culmination of a 2 month book report project.
|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.
|Horizons-on-the-Hudson Families Participate in SEL Yale RULER Evening
On May 16th, Horizons-on-the-Hudson families gathered for dinner and activities to explore their “Best Self” as part of the Yale RULER social emotional learning program.
|Horizons-on-the-Hudson B.A.STAR and My Brother’s Keeper Scholars Celebrate Influential Women at the Phenomenal Woman Breakfast
B.A.STAR and My Brother’s Keeper Students at Horizons-on-the-Hudson celebrated the influential women in their lives with poetry readings at HOH on Thursday, May 23rd.
|Horizons-on-the-Hudson Families Participate in The City Of Newburgh Memorial Day Parade
Marching this year were Pre-K through Fifth grade scholars and their families, alumni, and staff!
|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
|Mrs. Harding's Pre-K Class at Horizons-on-the-Hudson Gets a Special Visit from the City of Newburgh Fire Department
Horizons-on-the-Hudson Pre-K Class Gets a Special Visit from the City of Newburgh Fire Department and Fire Dog Nick.
|Horizons-on-the-Hudson Students Plant 12 Trees Donated by Mid Hudson Subaru in Honor of Earth Day 2019
The dozen baby trees were planted in Tyrone Crabb Park at the corners of South and Grand Streets, adjacent to Horizons on the Hudson School.
|Horizons-on-the-Hudson Students use 3D Printer for US Democracy & Symbols Project
Second graders in Sara Andrews Social Studies class were introduced to 3D modeling and printing for their unit on Democracy and US symbols with the help from HOH ITF teacher, Mr. Decker.
|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
|Horizons-on-the-Hudson Families Participate in Newburgh’s Community Clean-Up
Horizons-on-the-Hudson families got together with the leadership of the PTO to participate in Newburgh’s Community Clean-Up
|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.
|HOH Celebrates Improved and 100% Attendance for Quarters 1 & 2
Keith Coles, the Attendance Intervention team member for Horizons on the Hudson, celebrates students who have not only improved their attendance, but also students who have a record of 100% attendance for Quarters 1 & 2.
|Fifth Grade Students at HOH Create Sculptures in Collaboration with Storm King Arts Center
Students in the fifth grade at Horizons on the Hudson Magnet School worked with Trish Halverson, an art educator with Storm King Arts Center, recently to create sculptures in response to environmental issues.
|HOH Chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society Donates Food to Pantry
The fourth and fifth grade members of the Horizons on the Hudson Magnet School chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society ended their year long food drive this week.
|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.
|Science Explorations Program at Horizons Experiences Continued Success
Ms. Carey, teacher at South Middle School, and Mrs. Winfield-Corbett, teacher at Meadow Hill School, are proud to showcase the success of learners in their science class as the program comes to a close.
|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.
|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.
|Orange Regional Healthy Heart Program Evaluates Participants at Horizons-On-The-Hudson
Orange Regional Healthy Heart program was at HOH on Wednesday, March 20th from 9:00 am -1:00 pm in the health office.
|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.
|HOH Students Learn about Chinese New Year from Panda Express
First grade Horizons-on-the-Hudson students were treated with a visit from the Chinese restaurant, Panda Express, who taught them all about Chinese New Year.
|Fifth Grade Unlimited Horizons Students Create Art for Student Creative Expression Exhibit
An opening night reception for the exhibit will be held on Monday, March 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Henry A. Wallace Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538.
|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.
|Middle School Teachers Create Science Explorations Program for 21st Century Students at Horizons
Mrs. Winfield-Corbett, teacher at Meadow Hill School, and Ms. Carey, teacher at South Middle School recently teamed up to create a hands-on science program for students in the 21st Century After-School Program at Horizons.
|A Letter from Dr. Padilla Regarding Internet Safety/Una carta del Dr. Padilla sobre la seguridad en Internet
|Horizons-on-the-Hudson Gets a Visit from The Colgate Dental Van
HOH Students Get a Free Dental Check from the Colgate Dental Van
|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.
|Horizons-on-the-Hudson Classroom Celebrates 100 Days
We are 100 days smarter in Ms. DiCola and Ms. Wennerberg's first grade class.
|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.
|Horizons-on-the-Hudson Hosts Family Prom
HOH hosted their family prom on Friday, February 15th. Everyone had a blast. Check out the event photos. Thanks to the HOH PTO.
|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.
|HOH Family Prom - Friday, February 15, 2019
The HOH PTO Family Prom will be this Friday from 5:30PM to 8:00PM. Walk the red carpet, pop into the photo booth, and more. $5 Adults, $2 Kids
|Horizons-On-The-Hudson 4th Grade Classes Presents Their Colonial America Living Museum
Horizons-On-The-Hudson 4th grade classes presented their Colonial America Living Museum project to their families, peers, and administration on Thursday, February 7th.
|EVENT IS CANCELLED - HOH Hosting 8th Annual Blood Drive February 20th
The HOH chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society is hosting its 8th annual Blood Drive on Wednesday, February 20th from noon to 6 p.m. in the HOH gym.
|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.
|Join Us at Horizons- on-the-Hudson Magnet School for Bring your Special Someone to School Day
Please RSVP For This Event By February 7th
|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.
|Fifth Grade Unlimited Horizons Students at HOH Share Decimal Games
Fifth grade students in the Unlimited Horizons program at Horizons on the Hudson Magnet School recently invited students from the other fifth grade classes in the school to play games they constructed to practice decimal operations.
|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.
|HOH Kindergarteners and 3rd Graders are Problem-Solvers
On Thursday, November 29, the HOH Library invited Civil Engineer, Charmaine Moshier and Art Educator, Trish Halverson of Storm King to share with students, during an assembly, their expertise in solving real-world problems.
|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.
|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)
|Horizons-on-the-Hudson PTO Hosts Community Book Fair at Barnes & Noble
Horizons-on-the-Hudson PTO Hosts Community Book Fair at Barnes & Noble
|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.
|Students participate in a Webinar with Award Winning Author Jacqueline Woodson
Mrs. Jonisz's second grade class & Mrs. Jumpp's fourth grade library class participated in a webinar with award winning author Jacqueline Woodson.
|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.
|Horizons-on-Hudson Pre-k Students Celebrate Friendsgiving
All 4 Pre-k classes at Horizons-on-the-Hudson celebrated Friendsgiving on Wednesday Nov. 21. They shared a meal on long communal tables in the hallway and learned about customs and traditions.
|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.
|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.
|Horizons-on-the-Hudson 4th Grade Students participate in "The Native Americans of New York State."
A 45-50 minute concert program using songs, instruments, audience participation and humor to excite 4th grade students in their studies of the Haudenosaunee people (Iroquois Indians).
|Horizons-on-the-Hudson Inducts 18 to National Elementary Honor Society
18 Fourth & Fifth Graders Were Inducted to the NEHS on Wednesday, October 31.
|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.
|Ms. Hoffman’s Fifth Grade Students Write for Change
Horizons-on-the-Hudson fifth grade class wrote letters to the musician Michael Franti in response to his song “Same as it Ever Was.”
|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
|Newburgh Schools Participate In Fire Prevention Week Activities (Oct. 7-13)
Many of our schools participated in activities surrounding Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 7-13).
|Join the Quick Start Tennis Before School Club at Horizons!
This ten session program is designed to introduce tennis in a fun and fit way.
|1st Grade Classes at Horizons-on-the-Hudson Learn “Open Mindedness."
This month, Horizons-on-the-Hudson is learning the September Profile Trait of “Open Mindedness.
|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.
|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.
|*NEW DATE* - Horizons-on-the-Hudson Block Party - September 5 at Noon
The annual HOH Block Party will take place on September 5 from noon until 3:00pm for Horizons' families.
|Letter from New Horizon's Principal - Mr. Glowacki
A welcome letter from the new principal, Mr. Glowacki, is now available.
|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.
|Horizons on the Hudson Celebrates Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony
Dr. Lucas, principal of Horizons on the Hudson gave a welcome speech. Simone Maldonado, President of the HOH Chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society gave the student speech.
|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!
|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.
|Horizons on the Hudson Fifth Graders Present Exhibition
Horizons on the Hudson International Baccalaureate World School fifth grade students hosted their annual Exhibition last week, presenting projects based on the theme How We Express Ourselves.
|HOH Celebrates their Tale Wagging Tutor!
The five and six year olds in Mrs. Ambrosetti and Mrs. Bell’s kindergarten class welcome Charlie, the Tail Wagging Tutor, with a boisterous, “Charlie’s here! Hi, Charlie!”
|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
|Horizons on the Hudson Honor Society Students Meet Assemblyman Skoufis
Read more here!
|B.A. STAR Female Scholars Attend Cotillion!
Mentees were treated to an evening of elegance thanks to the benevolence Mrs. Carol Johnson-Cromer and the Mid-Hudson Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
|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.
|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!
|Horizons On The Hudson Performs Student Showcase During After School!
HOH scholars demonstrated everything they have learned in their 21st Century After School program for parents and community. See a photo and video recap here!
|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
|Newburgh Schools Named One of 2018 Best Communities for Music Education
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. This honor is awarded to the top 5% of school districts
|Wear your Rally for Ryan t-shirt and come out to support the Strike-out Cancer Classic this Saturday!
The Newburgh Free Academy Varsity Baseball team and their coach Scott Seabury are hosting the Strike-Out Cancer Classic to raise awareness and money for different forms of cancer this Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Delano-Hitch Stadium.
|You're Invited To Celebrate Love & Hope - Third Annual Team NECSD Day!
Get ready NECSD Family and Community... This Friday, 4/13, we will be celebrating our annual Team NECSD Day! This 3rd annual event is an opportunity for all of us to demonstrate our district pride.
|Extra, Extra, Read All About It! 21st Century After-School Program News!
The 21st Century After-School Academy's April Newsletter is here! Find out more about events and programming.
|SAVE THE DATE! Newburgh Launches My Brother's Keeper on 4/21/18!
Come join us to learn more. See informational flyer here.
|Parents: Upcoming NYS Testing Information Grades 3-8
Every spring, the Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests are administered to students across New York State. April 11th begins the NYS ELA Grade 3-8 testing. Math testing will begin May 1, 2018.
|Goldbacks In The News at HOH!
Girls are learning the keys to confidence and success through a Newburgh school program. Horizons-on-the-Hudson Elementary School hosts the "Building African-American Success, Talent, Achievement, and Respect" program, nicknamed B.A. Star.
|Fifth Grade Accelerated Students at HOH Share Fraction Games!
See a photo recap here of the math fun!
|All-District Music Festival Celebration
Students from schools throughout the district joined voices and instruments to perform songs as a combined chorus, a combined band, and a combined orchestra.
|District Hosts 46th Annual Spelling Bee For Grades 4 & 5!
The Elementary Spelling Bee Finals of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District consisted of an oral contest for fourth and fifth graders representing each building in district. The top three finishers came from Temple Hill, Balmville, and GAMS!
|Horizons On The Hudson Hosts Annual Lucky Bingo!
See a photo recap here of the event.
|B.A. STAR, An All-Female Mentoring Group At Horizons On The Hudson School Gives Youth A Voice!
B.A. STAR provides strong friendships and life long bonds. Read more here!
|Is Your Mini Goldback Ready for Pre K ?
See important upcoming registration information here for the 2018-2019 school year.
|Important Letter from Dr. Roberto Padilla, Superintendent of Schools & NECSD Teachers.
Please read this important message from our Superintendent. Available here in both English and Spanish.
|Horizons on the Hudson Hosts Scholar Showcase!
HOH students invited parents and guests to their 21st Century After School Showcase to demonstrate everything they've accomplished and learned in their programming. See photos here.
|Budget Forum Information
Come learn about the fiscal process and priorities as we develop the 2018-2019 school budget. Your understanding and input is invaluable to our scholars and educational community.
|Local Dentist and Newburgh Free Academy Alumni Presents Dental Hygiene Assemblies To Scholars For The Past Two Decades!
Dr. Prokosch-Cook visits Gardnertown, HOH, and Meadow Hill this year! Read the full story here.
|Horizons on the Hudson Scholars Learn About NED!
Students from Horizons on the Hudson participated in a NED Assembly, organized by Ms. Leguerre, School Social Worker. Find out more about the assembly here.
|Important follow-up message from our Superintendent
|HOH National Elementary Honor Society Blood Drive a Success!
Horizons on the Hudson is doing it with LOVE for those in need. HOH chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society has overseen the collection of more than 200 pints of blood.
|B.A. STAR and MBK Unite at Horizons On The Hudson to Celebrate Black History Month!
Horizons on the Hudson held a poetry slam breakfast in honor of Black History Month. See a photo recap here of the event.
|Young Writer's Programs by the Hudson Valley Writing Project
If you know of any students who love to write, please let their parents know about these Young Writer's Programs this summer through the Hudson Valley Writing Project. For ages 7-17.
|Superintendent's Message about School Safety Event - Follow-up message included
Click the title of this post to read the letter from the Superintendent Dr. Padilla. Available in English and Spanish.
|21st Century After School Program - Field Trip Fun with Students from HOH!
Students in the 21st Century After School Program at Horizons on the Hudson took a fun filled trip to Locust Grove Estates in Poughkeepsie, NY. See a photo recap of the event.
|21st Century After School Program - Educators Experience Innovative Professional Development in Math & Movement!
Nineteen 21st Century teachers and teachers assistants attended a Professional Development interactive workshop on using Math & Movement. See them in action!
|Coming up Later This Month - Horizons on the Hudson Hosts Annual Blood Drive!
Save the date, Wednesday February 21st is the HOH Blood Drive.
|Dancing Our Way Through The Week at Horizons!
Check out some of our youngest scholars in action during their 21st Century After School Program at Horizons on the Hudson.
|First graders at Horizons on the Hudson celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through Art!
Mrs. Jonisz's first grade classroom worked with HOH art teacher, Ms. Heisler to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Principles of Nonviolence.
|Students recognized for participation in the District wide 4th Annual Winter Card Contest!
During Tuesday's Board of Education Meeting, students and teachers were recognized for their participation and support of the district wide Annual Winter Card Contest. This event leads up to the Annual Celebration of the Arts happening next month.
|Horizons on the Hudson Honor Society delivers donations to food pantry!
Goldbacks doing it with LOVE & giving back!
|Update To District Calendar
The Board of Education recently approved changes to the district calendar concerning January 25 and 30th.
|Become a new scholarship sponsor for an NFA Senior!
Each year the NFA scholarship program gives away over $100,000 in scholarships through the generous donations of local people and organizations. You can join us!
|Horizons on the Hudson Math Team Sports New Shirts
Fifth grade students on the Horizons on the Hudson math team wore their new team shirts to the most recent meet of the district-wide program.
|Horizons on the Hudson to host 7th Annual Community Book Fair!
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Come out and support HOH this Saturday.
|Middle School Selection sheets are due soon!
Take a few minutes to watch videos from two of our Middle Schools before you hand in your selection!
|Facebook Live Chat with Superintendent Dr. Roberto Padilla
The superintendent is looking forward to hearing from you! Please take the opportunity to join in and chat with him live about the topics we all care about throughout the district.
|Tennis in Schools Program currently running FREE tennis programs in all 9 of our elementary schools!
The purpose of this free USTA supported initiative is to create a tennis pathway for all students in the district. By offering this program for free, we can introduce the sport to a wide variety of young students.
|Math Meet! All nine elementary schools participate
Math Meets are an annual series of events where Grade 5 scholars from across our nine elementary schools come together to compete on teams while working collaboratively to solve a range of word problems.
|HOH Goldbacks Give Back with some Community Help.
Thanksgiving dinner bags handed out to over 60 families this morning at HOH!
|HOH PTO and Barnes & Nobles Holiday Book Drive to benefit the Newburgh Basics!
School and Community come together to do it with Love to support the Newburgh Basics.
|Middle and High School Open Houses
The following open houses allow 5th and 8th grade students learn more about the schools they may be attending next year.
|Fifth Grade Students at HOH Share Math Games During Decimal Day
Students in Ms. Hoffman’s Fifth Grade Accelerated Class shared games they designed and constructed with the other classes in the grade during Decimal Day recently.
|24 of Our Teachers Became Project Lead the Way Certified!
This month 24 Teachers from across the district became certified through Project Lead the Way. These Teachers will be working in the 21st Century After School Programs and at Vails Gate STEAM Academy one on one with students.
|Attention All District Families: Take the Annual K12 Insight Survey.
We’re committed to working with you to prepare our students to be tomorrow’s leaders. Only by listening to our community can we ensure our schools are setting up all our students for excellence.
|Register Now for Newburgh Armory Unity Center Activities for Grades PreK-6th
Parents now is the time for you to take advantage of the free and educational opportunities available at the Newburgh Armory. They are offering the courses and activities for children Pre-K through Grade 6.
|Horizons on the Hudson's Bring Your Dad To School Day - Great Success!
HOH hosted their Annual Bring Your Dad to School Day, and over 400 families were in attendance, sparking love and encouragement all day long!
|Important Information: Kindergarten Registration & Upcoming Dual Language and Kindergarten Open Houses
Kindergarten and Dual Language School Open Houses are coming up. A complete list of dates is available with important Kindergarten Registration information!
|HOH Open House and Welcome Back Party
Families enjoyed an evening of greeting, eating, and then meeting HOH faculty and staff during classroom visits at Open House and Welcome Back Party.
|National Elementary Honor Society Inducts New Members at Horizons
The Horizons on the Hudson chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony, expanding its membership to 38 students.
|Horizons - Bring Your Dad to School Day & Breakfast with the Principal Information
Both events have been rescheduled to occur on the same day, Tuesday November 7th 2017. Please see flyer for further information.
|Parent University is November 15, 2017 - Register now!
Join us for an exciting evening featuring fun events, parent sessions , grab and go dinner, and more. Plus Kids Academy is back for children ages 5 and up.
|School Board Recognition Week
School Board Recognition Week's purpose is to recognize school board members for their commitment to our students. The district will be spotlighting our school board members throughout the week. Stay tuned.
|The Newburgh Basics Campaign - A Great Start to Life!
The district is excited to announce the launch of a brand new progressive initiative through the district’s Family and Community Engagement office, The Newburgh Basics.
|21st Century After School Academy Application
The 21st Century Afterschool Academy is an afterschool program where Balmville, GAMS, Horizons, and Vails Gate students can get homework help and tutoring along with enrichment activities
|Lights On For Afterschool Event - October 26, 2017
Support after-school programming & join us for an evening of family fun activities.
|Horizons' Teacher Sabrina Dolfinger Runner Up for Better Beginnings Award
The district is proud to announce that Sabrina Dolfinger was named a runner-up for the New York State “Better Beginnings Award”.
|Parent/Staff of 21st Century After-School Academy
The first day of the 21st Century After-School Academy at Balmville, HOH, GAMS, and VG has been delayed. The new anticipated start date is November 14, 2017.
|Recycling Program at Horizons on the Hudson Raises Funds for Haiti
Students and staff at Horizons on the Hudson Elementary School recently donated $429 to the J/P Haitian Relief Organization following their “Recycle to Rebuild” drive.
|Newburgh Enlarged City School District Accepted into National Network of Innovative School Districts
The district joins Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, will partner with other leading educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers from across the country.
|ALL EMPLOYEES: Open Enrollment Period for Health Benefits
The Open Enrollment Period runs from October 1 - November 30th. Everyone who is eligible for medical benefits, including those using the buy-out option, MUST participate.
|October is Family Involvement Month
October is Family Involvement Month throughout the district. Each school will be having participating events for families of their scholars. A complete list is now available.
|Strategic Planning Team's Kick-Off Meeting
Recently, the NECSD Strategic Planning Team had their kick off meeting and came together to discuss this school year’s focus.
|October Capital Bond Presentations
Two additional presentations, with the latest bond proposals, will be showcases at the October Board of Education Meetings. These will take place October 10th and October 24th.
|Community Blood Drive at NFA - September 28, 2017
We will be holding our NFA MAIN CAMPUS Blood Drive on Thursday September 28, 2017, in the Girls Gym, 201 Fullerton Avenue, Newburgh from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM. We have extended our hours so our community can donate as well.
|Race to the Mound 5K Fundraiser for NFA Goldback Ryan Danyluk
A Run to the Mound 5K Run / Walk will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Town of Newburgh Little League Complex in Honor of Ryan Danyluk. The run/ walk will begin at 9:00 am.
|Reminder: BOE Community Forum Tonight and Saturday
The district will be holding a community forum on the Capital Bond Project tonight at 6PM in the BOE Auditorium and Saturday at 9AM.
|“School Is Cool” Program Provides Backpacks to over 500 NECSD Students
Students in the district are off to a great start after over 500 students received backpacks full of school supplies at the recent School is Cool event.
|HOH Block Party New Date: September 20th 5PM
Horizons-on-the-Hudson School has rescheduled their annual Block Party to Wednesday, September 20th before their Open House from 5PM until 6:30PM.
|An Update on Bus Passes and Routes
Families should have begun receiving their bus passes now. Bus routes are currently being finalized and should be posted soon.
|Parent Notification Letter about NECSD National School Lunch and Breakfast Program
Here is a parent notification letter from the Superintendent regarding NECSD participation in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs this school year.
|Superintendent's Welcome Back Letter
Dear NECSD Family and Friends, It has been a busy summer in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District...
|Orange County Department of Health Flu Vaccine Recommendations
The Orange County Department of Health and the Orange County Medical Society want you to be aware that the flu season will again be on its way.
|School is Cool - Back to School BBQ Bash - August 30th
Eligible families can receive school supplies by registering for a packed backpack. The event will take place August 30th at GAMS. Register now, supplies are limited.
|Some Information on the Upcoming Solar Eclipse
On Monday, August 21, 2017, New York will be treated to a partial eclipse of the sun.
|School Supplies Lists
The school supply lists are now available for download. If your school is not listed please contact the school for information.
|School of Choice Letter to Parents/Guardians
Each year the New York State Education Department determines the status of our district and each school within the district. Student participation and performance on specific assessments at the elementary/middle level and at the high school are used
|Horizons Second Graders Host Living Wax Museum
Scholars in Katie Allen’s 2nd grade class at Horizons on the Hudson hosted a Living Wax Museum recently.
|2017-2018 Calendar Change - First Day of School
The revised 2017-2018 was approved at the recent BOE meeting. The first day of school is now scheduled for September 6, 2017
|Summer Enrichment Activities For Students
Included on this page are various resources for students to continue their learning over the summer.
|Public Community Bond Forums
The district will be holding three community bond forums in the BOE Auditorium in the month of August. Come out and learn more about the bond process, ask questions, and find out about the newest updates.
|Horizons Partners With Storm King Art Center for Annual Poetry Out Loud
On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Horizons on the Hudson hosted the school’s Annual Poetry Out Loud event at Storm King Art Center, specifically in the North Woods section.
|NECSD Seeks Public Input on Bond Proposal to Make Newburgh Future-Ready
On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roberto Padilla unveiled a bond proposal which will be put forth to district voters during the 2017-2018 school year pending Board of Education approval.
|Extended School Year & Summer Program Information and Schedule
The Extended School Year Program is right around the corner. Information about each program that will be offered over the summer is available.
|Summer Meals Kickoff Event & Serving Locations
The Newburgh Summer Meals Program is having a kickoff event on July 6th at Delano Hitch, in addition, meal locations for the summer are now available.
|Reminder: Clarification for Last Week of School Schedule
June 21 and June 22 will be a full instructional day for all students. June 23rd will be a 1/2 day for HMS and MHS only, all other students on June 23rd will not attend.
|New Website Is Now Live
The district's new website is now live. We are currently making tweaks to get everything back up and running and hope the site is fully funtional by the end of the day Monday.
|BOE Election and Vote Today!
The BOE Election and Budget Vote will take place today, Tuesday May 16, 2017. Polls are open from Noon until 9PM.
|Letters from Superintendent to Parents Concerning Netflix Series, 13 Reasons Why
The intent of this letter is to make you aware of the popular Netflix original series
|Parent University and Community Day 2017
Parent University and Community Day 2017 is Saturday, May 6, 2017. Join us for a great day of fun and information.
|Take Our Surveys: Information Session Feedback & Early Literacy
These surveys help the district make decisions about future events and initiatives
|Horizons NECSD Day Celebration
Horizons will be hosting a celebration in honor of NECSD Day on April 21st from 9:25AM to 3:00PM. It will include many events for families.
|Team NECSD Day is Coming April 21, 2017
Team NECSD Day is a celebration of us! It's a celebration of the district and the community. We have a lot to be proud of and it's time to take a day to commemorate what makes us great.
|Horizons on the Hudson Blood Drive a Huge Success
The annual blood drive at Horizons on the Hudson Elementary School exceeded expectations by collecting 43 pints of blood.
|What Parents Need to Know About the Upcoming State Testing
Included is information about changes to the upcoming state testing as well as a schedule of testing dates.
|All District Art Show at the Ritz
On March 8th, the opening reception for the All District Art Show will beheld at the Lobby at the Ritz, 111 Broadway in Newburgh. The reception will run from 4 - 6 p.m.
|Take the Hot Topics Survey for Curriculum Planning
The survey which will help with identifying the types of hot topics we should focus on during our upcoming Curriculum Planning Council discussions.
|Celebration of the Arts - Cocoa and Create
Celebrating the visual arts through teacher-led, hands-on projects! Experience the power of creating!
|HOH Awarded $6,800 Grant from the Laura Bush Foundation
Horizons on the Hudson Magnet School received a $6,800 grant from The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries.
|Kindergarten Registration & District Wide Open Houses
Information on the upcoming Kindergarten Registration and the district-wide open houses is now available.
|HOH PTO: Barnes and Noble Bookfair
The annual Barnes and Noble Community Bookfair will take place on Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 10am until 5pm. It will take place at the Barnes and Noble on Union Avenue.
|HOH Students Present Letters to Michael Franti
Fifth grade students in Mala Hoffman’s class were invited to attend a radio broadcast featuring musician Michael Franti recently, during which they presented letters they had written to him.
|National Elementary Honor Society Delivers First Kids Can! Donations
The Horizons on the Hudson chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society delivered its first donation from its Kids Can! Fundraising.
|National Elementary Honor Society Inducts New Members
The Horizons on the Hudson chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony on Friday, October 21, 2016, expanding its membership to 49 students.
|Orange Country Department of Health - Mumps
School and district community, listed on the following page are health resources provided by the Orange County Department of Health relating to the mumps.
|Sign-up For Excelsior Academy Hour of Code - Dec. 7
The Hour of Code is designed to introduce people to computer science. Also, don’t miss the tutorials on Robotics and Scratch taught by Excelsior Academy Students! Open to all grades.
|Horizons Family Newsletters
The November 2016 Family Newsletter from Horizons on the Hudson School is available for download
|Horizons: Recycle Rebuild Program
Raising students’ awareness for global concerns of the environment and increasing student involvement towards becoming ACTIVE learners is a primary focus here at Horizons.
|Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools Day of Action
On Thursday, October 6, 2016, the Newburgh Enlarged City School District joined with hundreds of schools across the United States to hold a Day of Action in conjunction with the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools.
|Letter From Supt: Clown Costumes
The safety and security of our students and staff is always our first priority. There has been a recent spike in creepy clown sightings and hoaxes. Please read the full letter for more details.
|October is Family Involvement Month
October is Family Involvement Month, visit the family involvement site for more information.
|Horizon Family Newsletters
The September and October 2016 Family Newsletters from Horizons on the Hudson School are available for download
|Letter From Supt: Calendar & Flu Season
|Important Calendar Change
The following changes have been made to the district calendar: October 4th schools are now closed, also on October 11th, schools are now closed. In addition, April 17th, schools will be in session.
|Parent University Registration
Registration is now available for the 2016 Parent University Youth and Family Summit. Register early as workshop space is limited
|District Surveys Closing Soon
The district currently has a few surveys available. Input is importance and helps to drive decisions. You can see a list of available surveys.
|Early Dismissal Drill on September 22nd
The district's annual drill of Early Dismissal Procedures is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2016. Students will be released 15 minutes early on September 22nd
|Parents: DTSDE Annual Survey
The district is inviting all parents to participate in our fourth annual Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness (DTSDE) Survey. The survey will be open Sept. 12–28.
|Reminder: Faculty Tech Survey
In collaboration with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a survey has been designed to guide our digital convergence. Please take the Survey on Effective Use and Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning.
|Safe Homes Exhibition Night with HOH
During the 2015-2016 school year, Safe Homes visited Horizons on the Hudson Elementary School for their Exhibition Night.
|Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley at HOH
During the 2015-2016 school year, Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley partnered with Horizons on the Hudson IB World School to provide "Book Buddies" to first graders.
|HOH Celebrated St. Patrick's Day with Bingo Night
During the 2015-2016 school year, Horizons on the Hudson celebrated St. Patrick's Day with Bingo Night!
|HOH Third Graders Visit Storm King Art Center
During the 2015-2016 school year, third graders from HOH attended Storm King Art Center to continue to enhance their curriculum and instruction through hands on experiences which foster inquiry.
|HOH Peer Mediation Program
During the 2015-2016 school year, 4th and 5th graders at Horizons on the Hudson IB World School participated in a Peer Mediation program facilitated by Girl Scouts.
|HOH Back to School Block Party
Horizons-on-the-Hudson will be holding a back to school block party on Friday, September 2, 2016.
|Newburgh Summer Meals
Kick-out Summer Hunger in Newburgh on July 6, 2016 at Delano Hitch Rec. Plus learn more about the summer meal program.