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|IBM Visited with Meadow Hill Middle School Students to Work on the
The students had to formulate ideas, determine the most cost effective product, make prototypes, test their designs and re-calibrate as needed.
|Newburgh Free Academy Presents Kiss Me Kate
Reserve your tickets now for the March 15th and 16th shows at Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus. Tickets are $10, or $8 for senior citizens/under 12
|NFA Debate Team Competes in Harvard National Forensics Tournament
he tournament hosted over 390 entries (147 schools) in the Varsity Public Forum category with schools from all over the United States and from various countries including the Dominican Republic and China in attendance.
|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.
|Two NFA Teachers Publish Article in The New York Times!
Two NFA teachers published an article about their work with our students! Congratulations! Mrs. Christine McCartney and Mrs. Jackie Hesse are English Language Arts teachers at NFA North Campus!
|NFA Student Receives Donation from Local Law Office for Global to Local Trip
Last week, Partner from Finkelstein & Partners, Personal Injury Attorneys Nancy Morgan represented the firm while presenting Newburgh Free Academy student Matthew Wasson with a donation towards Global to Local's partnership program with Into the Wild
|Science Research Scholars Attend Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
Senior Adam Amer was one of 80 students selected to present their research at JSHS from more than 100 students who applied.
|NFA Key Club Hosts Second Annual International Night
The event hosted over 200 guests, with both of NFA North’s cafeterias filled. Homemade food from all around the world was donated to celebrate Newburgh’s cultural diversity and celebrate the beauty in our community.
|NFA West Scholar Interns at Local Architecture Firm
Edgar Cruz, 12th grade scholar at Newburgh Free Academy West Campus participates in a weekly internship with Clark Patterson Lee, an architecture, engineering, and planning firm located in the city of Newburgh.
|Don't Forget Your Yearbook - ORDER NOW
The NFA Yearbook is available for ordering. SENIORS don't forget your baby pictures. Parents, don't miss your chance to include an Ad.
|Transition Expo at NFA - Save the Date - April 10, 2019
The annual Transition Expo at NFA Main Campus will take place on April 10, 2019 from 6 until 8 p.m.
|Newburgh’s Varsity Wrestling Team Finds Success at Sectionals
Several student athletes from Newburgh Free Academy’s Varsity Wrestling team found success during their Section IX sectional meet held on February 9th, 2019. The earned 3rd place as a team, which is the highest team score in 11 years.
|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!
|NFA P-TECH Scholars Create and Donate Green Living Boxes for New Homeowners
Sophomores in Newburgh Free Academy P-TECH partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh to create Green Living Boxes for new homeowners.
|Newburgh Boys Track Win at The Millrose Games
The NFA Boys Varsity Track team competed at the Millrose Games this weekend.
|Empire State After School Program Soars to New Heights at NFA West
The Empire State After School Program allows scholars across the district to soar to new heights through the drone program! Take a look at scholars from NFA West learning how to land their drones.
|Students Earn Hours and Develop Skills for Job Training Corp. Program
Scholars from the Career Ladders/Job Training Corp. program in Ms. Nancy Brown's alternately assessed class work to complete their field work.
|NFA Main Scholars Visit Marist College for New Program Orientation
Scholars from Newburgh Free Academy Main’s campus who are part of the inaugural class of the NECSD Marist ECHS participated in an on-campus orientation recently. Learn more about their visit and the program.
|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..
|Goldbacks in the News! Tyler Serafini Breaks School Record, Prepares for Division Tournament
Tyler Serafini recently passed Taylor Laraia, class of 2010, with his school-record 186th win in his first match at the Newburgh Duals and will compete for NFA in the Section 9 Division I tournament this weekend!
|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!
|NFA Girls Track Team Sets School Record!
The NFA Girls Varsity Track 4x800m relay team was invited to the Dr. Sanders Columbia Challenge track meet. The prestigious meet hosts college teams with only two high school events.
|Blood Drive at NFA Main Campus - February 7th 8:00AM to 1:00PM
NFA Main will host their third blood drive of the year this Thursday, February 7th from 8am - 1pm in the Girls Gym. Community members, faculty and staff, and students are welcomed to donate.
|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.
|NFA Boy's Track Team Continues to Succeed!
Matthew Haynes won the sophomore boys 1000m run (2:40.19) new school sophomore record this weekend. Newburgh's 4X400m relays finished in 1st and 2nd place at the New Balance Invitational held at the New York Armory.
|Two More Graduates of NFA P-TECH Receive Job Offers from IBM
Danis Jhammat and Vincent Lacertosa, graduates of the inaugural class of NFA P-TECH will join two fellow graduates with a job at IBM this January.
|Two NFA P-TECH Educators Present at National Conference of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Two Newburgh Free Academy P-TECH educators, Christine McCartney and Jacqueline Hesse, are working to help teachers facilitate civic discussions around real-world issues, with a specific focus on topics such as race, immigration and LGBTQ equity.
|January 2019 Regents Schedule
The January Regents begin on the 22nd. The full schedule is available here.
|Learn More About Meadow Hill's Family Latino Literacy Program
Meadow Hill GEM School has over 17 families who come to learn English as a second language, learn strategies to help their child become readers and writers, and also learn about helpful services within our school district and community each Friday.
|NFA North Scholar Receives Plaque for Third Place Finish in Research Competition
Sophomore Diana Ramos presented her poster board to judges in the Animal Science Category. Diana hopes to observe behavior of shelter dogs as they interact with human visitors to help with dog adoption rates.
|Two NFA P-TECH Teachers Featured in Education Week's Guest Blog: Developing Student Mindsets Through Service Learning
Mrs. Christine McCartney, English Language Arts teacher for Newburgh Free Academy P-TECH was featured as a guest blogger for Education Week. The focus of her piece: Developing Student Mindsets Through Service Learning.
|Scholars Collaborate to Create Technology for All Video for Contest
In a collaborative effort, scholars from Mr. Du Quesnay’s Video Production class and Mrs. Fay Pacht’s Acting class produced, directed, and starred in a video about the technology provided to scholars throughout our district.
|NFA Main Before Broadway Theater Company Presents: The Children’s Hour
The Before Broadway Theater Company presented The Children’s Hour this weekend in the Black Box Theater of Newburgh Free Academy’s main campus. Scholars from the company as well as Construction and Cosmetology contributed to the performance.
|NECSD Recognizes Attendance for Employees
Earlier this year, Human Capital Partners began recognizing employees who have great attendance. Attendance for employees is important because it provides consistency in education for our scholars.
|Recent NFA P-TECH Graduate Speaks at National Technology Forum
Suriana Rodriguez, a recent NFA P-TECH (formerly Excelsior Academy) graduate spoke at the annual 2019 CES (Consumer Technology Association) gathering this week.
|NFA Boys Track Team Sees More Victories
The 4X400m relay team of James Onwuka, Kendall Scott, and Ryler Gould qualified for the Millrose Games by finishing in first place on January 9th, 2019.
|NFA Principal Honored with Annual Responsible 100 Award
Mr. Kevin Rothman, house principal for NFA P-TECH (formerly Excelsior Academy) was honored in December as part of City & State’s The Responsible 100 Award at SONY Hall in Manhattan. Mr. Rothman was included in the Education category.
|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.
|New Date! 2nd Annual International Night
Join NFA Key Club for their 2nd Annual International Night: a night of international food, music, and performances.
|NFA North Families: College 101 Parent Workshop on January 11th
There will be a College 101 Parent Workshop on January 11th from 8am-9am in the NFA North Cafeteria. Breakfast and drinks will be provided. Please RSVP to 563-8410 or email email@example.com to save your spot!
|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.
|NFA Alumna Discusses College Experience and Upcoming Career
Courtney Pileggi, alumna of Newburgh Free Academy class of 2015, visited Mr. Jim Nee’s AP Calculus class last week to discuss her math focused major and new job that includes a salary that is nearly $15,000 more than the national average.
|NFA North Guidance Celebrates 86 Instant Admits to College
NFA North Guidance Department had 74 instant admits for SUNY Orange and 12 instant admits for MSMC. Scholars were celebrated by taking photos and highlighting their achievement in the school.
|Freshman and Sophomores of the NFA Boys Varsity Track Team Win 21 medals
Freshman and Sophomore scholars of the NFA Boys Varsity Track Team won a total of 13 gold medals and 8 silver medals in route to winning their divisions on last night January 4, 2019 at the Hispanic Games Invitational at the New York Armory.
|NFA Main Before Broadway Theater Co. Presents: The Children's Hour
The Children's Hour will be presented in the Black Box Theater on Thursday and Friday, January 10th and 11th at 7:00pm and Saturday, January 12th at 2:00pm.
|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.
|College 101 for NFA North Families
Join the NFA Guidance Department at NFA North this Friday, January 11th from 8am - 9am to learn everything about college admissions!
|NFA Varsity Boy's Track Team Sets Records at Recent Meet
The Newburgh Free Academy Boys Track Team posted some national, state, school records, and section leading times at the The Jim Mitchell Invitational held on December 21st.
|NFA Black History Club Delivers Gifts on Christmas Eve
The NFA Black History Club and NFA main Asst. Principal Mr. Bob Shust (dressed as Santa Claus) visited St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital on Christmas Eve. The group distributed toy donations to the youngsters in the Pediatric wing and the Emergency room.
|Fulbright Awards Second Distinguished Teacher Award for Finland to NFA North Teacher
Mr. Matthew Freedman of Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus in Newburgh, New York has received a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching grant to Finland from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
|NFA Varsity Athletes Read to Temple Hill Academy Scholars
Scholars from Newburgh Free Academy's varsity sports teams volunteered to read to elementary scholars at Temple Hill Academy. Scholars chose their favorite book to read to their younger peers.
|NFA West Scholars Deliver Gifts to Head Start Students
Scholars from Newburgh Free Academy's West Campus collected donations that were packaged and delivered to students from Head Start of Eastern Orange County in Newburgh this week.
|Newburgh Free Academy's 90th Anniversary Winter Concerts Welcomes Alumni and Community
The finale included the traditional Hallelujah Chorus and welcomed alumni from as early as 1964 and as recent as 2018 as well as retired teachers and special guests of current scholars.
|Letter from the Orange County Department of Health
Letter from the Orange County Department of Health regarding measles.
|Scholars from NFA JROTC Demonstrate for Board of Education
Members from Newburgh Free Academy's JROTC program demonstrated two areas of competitive performance to the Board of Education earlier this month.
|Recent NFA Alumni Discuss College with Vails Gate Scholars
Scholars learned what college is, college opportunities, college expectations, benefits and challenges and tips to support a successful college career.
|NFA Main Teacher Welcomed to 2018 Cohort of SUNY’s Master Teacher Program
Ms. Keri Spencer, math teacher at Newburgh Free Academy’s Main Campus has been welcomed into the 2018 cohort of SUNY’s Master Teacher Program.
|Newburgh Free Academy Scholars Display Art and Poetry at SUNY Orange Exhibit
Scholars from Newburgh Free Academy's Main and North campus displayed artwork and poetry at SUNY Orange in Newburgh as part of an exhibit that commemorates the United Nations signing the Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
|NFA North Welcomes Female Panel of Newburgh Professionals
All female students at NFA North were invited and encouraged to attend. Scholars were able to submit questions on index cards for the hosts to facilitate.
|Newburgh Free Academy P-TECH Host Event for June 2019 Volunteer Trip to Uganda
Now in its third year, the program provides students with an opportunity to learn about an authentic community need in a foreign country, then use the knowledge, skills and dispositions gained during travel to act as Project Managers.
|NFA PTECH Scholars Meet with Mentors
Scholars from Newburgh Free Academy PTECH (formerly Excelsior Academy) took time to meet with their mentors for the last full group mentor event before the scholars graduate in June.
|NFA PTECH Scholars Teach Younger Students to Code
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code," to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.
|NFA Scholars Teach Elementary Scholars to Code
Forty scholars in grades 9-12 who are in Ms. Elizabeth Cappello’s Introduction to Computer Science and Web Design from NFA’s Main Campus walked over to GAMS to teach the elementary scholars to code.
|250 NFA Dance Scholars Perform Not-So-Traditional Nutcracker
250 NFA Dance scholars presented a not so traditional version of the classical tale The Nutcracker. The performance included the traditional story line and using the Tchaikovsky score, but added in some other, more modern songs.
|NFA Barbering and Cosmetology Scholars Volunteer at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital
Scholars from Newburgh Free Academy's barbering and cosmetology programs volunteered at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital's annual event. Scholars offered haircuts, hair styles, and manicures.
|Newburgh Free Academy Scholar Receives $180,000 Scholarship
Dylan Dellatore, a 12th grade scholar at Newburgh Free Academy’s North Campus was presented a scholarship for $180,000 by Captain Matt Silverstein, USMC during a senior assembly at Newburgh Free Academy’s North campus on Thursday, December 20, 2018.
|Letter from Orange County Department of Health for NFA West Families
|NFA Culinary Scholars Build Life Sized Nutcracker and Learn from Celebrity Cake Artist
The Culinary Arts program at Newburgh Free Academy’s Main Campus created and decorated a seven-foot nutcracker model out of cake and rice krispie treat for the performance of The Nutcracker, that was performed by the NFA Dance Department.
|Our New Goldback has Landed
Our new Goldback mascot design has arrived. We have also introduced a Goldie-Back for our youngest scholars.
|NFA Cosmetology Alumni Present on Career After Graduation
Mia Rivas, licensed Cosmetologist and Newburgh Free Academy alumni along with Educator and Platform Artist, Amber Rivas presented to NFA scholars who are enrolled in the Career and Technical Educuation (CTE) cosmetology program.
|NFA North Celebrates Academic Success of Cohort 2017 with Special Breakfast
School Counselor, Mr. McAllister and Assistant Principal, Mrs. Rachel Schuyler hosted a breakfast incentive for their 2017 cohort group who are in good academic standing based on their first quarter grades.
|NFA North Scholars Discuss Healthy Relationships
NFA North's School Psychologist, Ms. Mojica, together with her interns, visited the Freshman Block Advisory to discuss healthy relationships.
|NFA Crew Team Informational Meeting
NFA Crew Team Informational Meeting: Tuesday, December 18th 2:30pm - 3:45pm at NFA Main - the Eagles Nest
|NFA Hosts Nine Schools for 75th Anniversary Area Youth-in-Government Steering Convention
On November 29, 2018, Newburgh Free Academy’s Main Campus hosted the Youth-in-Government Steering Convention and welcomed nine schools and 200 students, 34 of which were from NFA.
|NFA West Scholars Attend Instant Admission Event - All Were Accepted!
Scholars from Newburgh Free Academy's West Campus attended and Instant Admission Event at NFA North. Mount Saint Mary College and SUNY Orange participated in the event.
|MBK Fellows Address Newburgh City Council about Digital Equity
NECSD MBK Fellows and PTECH Students, Jeremiah Palemon and Kameren King, addressed the Newburgh City Council on Tuesday, December 10th.
|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!
|NFA Scholars Volunteer for Historical Society in Anticipation of Candelight Tour
Scholars from Newburgh Free Academy volunteered at the Crawford House with the Newburgh Historical Society in anticipation of the annual Candelight Tour to be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018.
|NFA Key Club "Buddies" with Exception Learners for Weekend Event
NFA Key Club met with students from the 12:1:2 classes. Often times scholars with developmental disabilities are not invited to social events. On Sunday the Key Club "buddied" up with those students to go to the movies!
|NFA North Celebrates Attendance and Passing Grades with Ice Cream Social
Sixty percent of scholars from Cohort 2018 at Newburgh Free Academy's North Campus were invited to celebrate perfect attendance and/or scholars who passed all of their classes for the first marking period.
|NFA Main to Host Blood Drive II on Thursday, December 6th
NFA Main will host their second blood drive of the year this Thursday, December 6th from 8am - 1pm in the Girls Gym. Community members, faculty and staff, and students are welcomed to donate.
|Free Kaplan Academy: SAT Academy Free For Students
Students will receive two practice tests, and online assets including videos, and quizzes. The program is free as part of the Empire After-School Program and is available at all NFA Campuses
|80 Scholars See Hamilton on Broadway - Two Scholars Perform Prior to Show
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute announced an educational partnership to provide NY public school students with the opportunity to see Hamilton on Broadway and integrate curriculum.
|A Letter from Office of the County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus
Please take a moment to read a letter from Office of the County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and the Orange County Department of Health.
|NFA West Hosts International Celebration
NFA West hosted an international celebration with dozens of trays from around the world. Dishes represented different parts of the world and were provided by teachers and scholars from NFA West.
|Two Groups of Scholars from NFA North Donate Items for Thanksgiving
9th graders from Mrs. McKay's US History class and members from NFA Key Club collected items and donations that were donated to the Hudson Valley Food Bank and Kiwanis of Newburgh.
|NFA West Scholars Participate in Interviews for GAMS Leadership Jobs
Scholars at NFA West interviewed scholars from GAMS as they interviewed for leadership positions that are available around their school. Prior to the interview day, scholars at GAMS participated in a Leader In Me Job Fair.
|Every Security Guard in NECSD is Basic Life Support CPR Certified
Senior school monitor, Mr. David Maldonado conducts trainings for all security guards throughout the Newburgh Enlarged City School District. All security guards have been trained in Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR.
|Board Members Celebrate NYS School Lunch Week with Lunch with Scholars!
Mr. Howard and Mr. Levinstein celebrated NYS School Lunch Week by dining with some of our scholars during lunch time.
|Scholars at NFA West Complete First Exhibition
Each quarter, scholars at NFA West present on different topics to their classmates, family and guards, and special guests who include school counselors and principals of schools that NFA West scholars previously attended.
|School Board Approves Two Additional Career and Technology Education (CTE) Pathways
Read more in the article from an Times Herald Record.
|NFA JROTC Receives "Exceeds Standards" During Evaluation by Department of Air Force Air University (AETC)
During their evaluation in November, the Air Force Junior ROTC instructors and cadets of Newburgh Free Academy earned an overall unit assessment score of “Exceeds Standards,” which is the highest rating attainable.
|NFA Girls and Boys Cross Country Team Celebrate Season!
This season, the boy's team won several meets in a row as the girl's team picked up a few wins as well!
|NFA Senior, Ada Johnston, Semi-Finalist for National Merit Scholarship Program
Ada Johnston, 12th grade scholar at Newburgh Free Academy’s Main Campus is a semi-finalist for the National Merit Scholar program. Semi-Finalists for the award are the highest scoring entrants in each state.
|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.
|NFA West Scholars in the News!
Check out this great article by the Times Herald Record about some scholars from NFA's West Campus and the internship they're a part of this year! Last year, almost every student at NFA West partnered with local businesses and completed an internship
|Letter from the Superintendent Concerning Snow Closings and Delays
The following letter addresses information about closings, early dismissals, and delays due to weather.
|Meadow Hill School Hosts 14th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast
Veterans from around Orange County were invited to the Meadow Hill School's 14th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast. Enjoy the program and photos from the event!
|Ninth Scholars from NFA North Campus Visit Mount Saint Mary Campus
Every student in the freshman class at Newburgh Free Academy's North Campus was afforded an opportunity to attend. In total, 128 students attended the visit to Mount St. Mary College.
|Hudson Valley Magazine Features an Essay from NFA Teacher
Hudson Valley Magazine featured an essay by Mrs. Ginny McCurdy highlighting one of her earliest experiences with Newburgh. Check out the essay here!
|Check Out the Peer Group Connection (PGC) at NFA Main Campus Information Video
Peer Group Connection (PGC) at Newburgh Free Academy's Main Campus, peer leaders delivered a presentation to faculty and staff about this beneficial program.
|NFA Video Production Scholar Directed Live Stream Broadcast for Congressional Debate
Alaina Geraci, a student in Newburgh Free Academy's award winning Video Production program directed a live stream broadcast of the U.S. Representative for New York's 18th Congressional District debate between candidates Maloney and O'Donnell.
|Newburgh Free Academy Welcomes Guest Barbers
Newburgh Free Academy welcomed guest barbers for a demonstration for their scholars. Scholars in the Cosmetology and Barbering programs gathered in the Eagles Nest to learn from professionals in their areas of interest.
|Newburgh Free Academy Scholars Travel on a Historic Newburgh Walking Tour
Scholars from Mrs. Ginny McCurdy and Mrs. Jennine Sileno’s 11th grade English as a New Language/ English Language Arts (ENL/ELA) classes traveled on a historic walking tour through parts of the City of Newburgh.
|NFA North Scholars Tour Orange County Emergency Management/E-911 Center
Mr. Truncale's Cooperative Work Experience class toured the Orange County Emergency Management/ E -911 Center.
|NFA Junior Rallies American Support for Athens Children with Nonprofit
This past summer, George Eliadis, a Newburgh Free Academy rising Junior proud of his Greek heritage travelled to Greece on behalf of the nonprofit he founded, Supplying Our Scholars.
|NFA North Campus Faculty and Staff Celebrate Blue & Gold Day: We Are One!
NFA North Campus Faculty and Staff Celebrate Blue & Gold Day: We Are One!
|Class of 2019 Hosting 2nd Annual Family Feud
The Newburgh Class of 2019 is hosting their 2nd Annual Family Feud event on Thursday, November 8th at 6:00pm at Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus
|The Nutcracker - A Not-So-Traditional Version of the Classic Tale
Presented by the NFA Dance Department, The Nutcracker, will take place on November 30 at 7PM and December 1 at 2PM.
|Letter from the Principal of NFA North Campus
|Newburgh Free Academy West Campus Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month!
Scholars at Newburgh Free Academy's West Campus celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month by showcasing flags of different countries (hand made by our scholars) and sampling different types of music and dance.
|Newburgh Free Academy Hosts: Newburgh Through the Lens of Art Show
Local collections of paintings and prints that highlight Newburgh’s history, architecture and natural beauty were shown. This show highlighted over 40 watercolors, colorful oil paintings as well as pencil sketches.
|NFA Hosts: Spooktacular Cabaret
Newburgh Free Academy hosted a Spooktacular Cabaret last week. A series of performers provided entertainment to a packed Black Box Theater!
|Scholars from Temple Hill Academy and NFA North Campus participate in Safe School Ambassadors Training
Scholars were recommended to be charter members of a new group that is forming in various schools called Safe School Ambassadors®. Safe Schools Ambassadors is a national program that only a small number of students are honored through selection.
|Newburgh Free Academy Hosts 2nd Annual Blue & Gold Gala
Students with certain grade and attendance levels are invited to attend the annual Blue & Gold Gala. Check out some photos from the event!
|Student Spotlight: Meet Julius Olitan
Julius Olitan is a senior at Newburgh Free Academy’s Main Campus. Over the summer, Julius traveled to the Philippines, met with local dignitaries, and delivered supplies to children in need.
|Class of 2019 Hosts Blue & Gold 5K
The inaugural Blue & Gold 5K welcomed runners and walkers throughout the area.
|An important letter from the Principal of Newburgh Free Academy North
|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!
|Peer Group Connection Mentor Program Kicks Off at NFA North
Over 150 scholars at Newburgh Free Academy’s North Campus are participating in a Peer Group Connection mentoring program.
|Newburgh Free Academy hosted their annual Powderpuff Football Game
Ladies in the junior and senior classes competed against each other in a flag football team as the annual tradition continued.
|Newburgh Free Academy Celebrates Pep Rally and Homecoming!
All three campuses of Newburgh Free Academy came together and celebrated their Pep Rally this October. Scholars from each grade competed in fun games and showed their spirit and pride in being a Newburgh Goldback!
|NFA West Scholar Participates in Internship with Executive Director of Facilities and Operations
NFA West Scholar, Lawrence Coleman, is participating in his third internship through the internship program at his high school.
|Four Members of NECSD Board of Education Present to NFA West Scholars
Newburgh Free Academy’s West Campus welcomed four members of our Board of Education as panelists to discuss their experiences with career and as members of the board.
|Peter and the Starcatcher - Novemeber 1-3
NFA Before Broadway Theater Co Presents Peter and the Starcatcher. Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.
|NFA P-Tech Scholars Participate in DEC Program: Day in the Life of the Hudson Estuary 2018
Newburgh Free Academy P-TECH scholars alongside the Scenic Hudson Educators hosted a “Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor” event at Long Dock Park in Beacon, NY and at the People's Waterfront in Newburgh, NY on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.
|Newburgh Through the Lens of Art - Art Show this week
On Thursday, November 1, 2018, from 4:00pm-8:00pm at Newburgh Free Academy’s Main Campus, Eagle’s Nest Gallery, local collections of paintings and prints that highlight Newburgh’s history, architecture and natural beauty will be shown.
|NFA Cosmetology Scholars to Host Senior Clinic every Friday!
12th grade scholars in the NFA Cosmetology program will be hosting a clinic each Friday, periods 1-4.
|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.
|NFA Scholars Attend Hispanic College Fair
Scholars from our three high school campuses (NFA Main, NFA North, and NFA West) attended the Hispanic College Fair on Thursday Oct, 18th.
|NECSD Celebrates Annual Pink Day!
Over the last four years, Pink Day has become a district event knowing that many of our faculty, staff, and students have been affected by not only Breast Cancer, but all forms of cancer.
|Newburgh Cross Country Teams on a Tear
Read about the seasons of the Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams!
|NFA Varsity Girls Swimming & Diving Team Honors Seniors
Twelve senior swimmers from the NFA Varsity Girls Swimming & Diving Team were honored during the swim meet against Minisink Valley.
|Newburgh Free Academy Guidance Department Hosted College & Career Night
Parents and high school scholars attended College & Career Night hosted by Newburgh Free Academy’s Guidance Department last week.
|Mr. Torrance Harvey, Mayor of the City of Newburgh Presents to NFA West Scholars
Mr. Torrance Harvey, teacher at Newburgh Free Academy’s North Campus and mayor for the City of Newburgh presented to scholars at Newburgh Free Academy’s West Campus as part of a regular speaker series hosted by the high school campus.
|Newburgh Armory Unity Center Presents Opportunities to NFA West Scholars
Mr. Robert Pagliaro from the Newburgh Armory Unity Center presented to scholars at Newburgh Free Academy’s West Campus. Mr. Pagliaro talked to scholars about volunteer and opportunities for learning that occur at the Armory every Saturday.
|Scholars Continue to Receive Chromebooks as Part of District's One to One Device Program
Scholars in Mrs. Schneeweiss’ 10th grade English class received new Chromebooks with the help of Mr. Matthew Decker, Instructional Technology Facilitator (ITF) at Newburgh Free Academy’s Main campus.
|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
|NFA Main Scholars Receive Their One to One Chromebooks
Scholars at Newburgh Free Academy’s Main Campus are introduced to their Chromebooks in English class. This fall, all scholars in grades 3-10 received one to one devices to help enhance their learning experience.
|Members of Newburgh Chamber Music Recognized at the Board of Education Meeting
Members of Newburgh Chamber Music were recognized at the Board of Education meeting this week for their donation of supplies to our string instrumental program.
|NFA North Campus Hosts: Sabor Latino
he goal was to bring an acknowledgement of the many contributions and achievements that Latinos / Hispanics have made throughout the US.
|Certified Nursing Assistant Scholars Educate Peers and Teachers in Observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Mrs. Linda Romano, 2018 ACTE Teacher of the Year, and scholars in the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) are on a mission to educate their peers, teachers, and visitors to their high school building about the warning signs of Breast Cancer.
|NFA North Guidance Department Hosts: Parent Workshops
Parents of 9th and 10th graders at NFA North are invited to join the NFA Guidance Department for three parent workshops throughout the year.
|NFA North Parents: Making the Most of High School Workshop - 8AM-9AM on Friday, October 12, 2018
The Making the Most of High School Workshop will take place at NFA North in Room 303 from 8:00am-9:00am on Friday, October 12, 2018.
|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.
|Ms. Christine McCartney and Group of Scholars from NFA P-TECH are Finalists for $100K Grant
We are excited to announce that Newburgh Free Academy P-TECH (formerly Excelsior Academy) scholars are finalists for a $100,000 grant as part of their work with student group Global to Local.
|Newburgh Free Academy Honors Veterans and Local Hero Private Walter Allison
On Friday, September 21, 2018, Newburgh Free Academy honored veterans who graduated from Newburgh Free Academy.
|Scholars Work on Writing Project with Chromebooks at NFA North
Instructional Technology Facilitator (ITF), Ms. Jaclyn Holmes helped scholars familiarize themselves with transcribing their written essays to a document on their Chromebooks.
|Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Hosts First Blood Drive of the Year
Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus hosted their first blood drive of the year. High school seniors Marissa Sheehan and Brandon Ryan served as captains and expected to see receive more donors than previous years.
|NFA Alumni Speak to Scholars about Youth Police Initiative
Scholars in the Forensics, Security, and Law Academy at Newburgh Free Academy’s North Campus learned from City of Newburgh Police officers and recent alumni about the Young Police Initiative.
|Two NFA Seniors Win National Video Competition
Crystal Ruiz and Therese Fischer, both seniors at Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Advanced Video Production class won the National CareerSafe Youth Safety Video contest this summer.
|NFA North Scholars Present Summer Research Projects to Board of Education
Scholars from Ms. Kristin Oberle’s Advanced Research Methods classes at Newburgh Free Academy’s North Campus presented to the Board of Education on Tuesday.
|Two NFA North Campus Scholars Commended in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program
Mr. Matteo Doddo, principal of Newburgh Free Academy’s North Campus announced that Martin F. Pettico and Annie Yang have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.
|Dr. Padilla Encourages NFA West Scholars to Reflect on Leadership
Scholars at Newburgh Free Academy’s West Campus heard from Superintendent, Dr. Roberto Padilla as part of their guest speaker series.
|NFA West Scholars Learn from Local Entrepreneur
Scholars at Newburgh Free Academy’s West Campus heard from a local entrepreneur and artist as part of their weekly time designated to learn about internship opportunities, community, and future careers.
|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.
|NFA 5k Color Run - October 20th! Sign up here!
Join us for the inaugural NFA 5K Color Run on Saturday, October 20th. Registration starts at 7:00am and step off will be around 8:15am.
|Newburgh Debate Team Travels to Yale to Compete
here were 209 teams in the Public Forum field. These teams came from all over the country including California, Arizona, Florida, Texas. Additionally, schools that ranked in the top 14th at Nationals were also there participating.
|Peer Group Connection Mentors Develop Skills to Mentor Younger Students
Peer Group Connection Mentors attended a retreat that not only gave participants the strategies and skills needed in order to be successful and impactful role models, but also provided time where students bonded and formed strong and lasting relation
|NFA West Campus Welcomes Incoming 9th Grade Scholars
Incoming 9th grade scholars participated in a week-long summer bridge program at Newburgh Free Academy’s West Campus.
|NFA Main Campus Welcomes Incoming 9th Grade Scholars
Incoming 9th grade scholars participated in a two-day orientation at their specific high school.
|NFA North Campus Welcomes Incoming 9th Grade Scholars
Incoming 9th grade scholars participated in a two-day orientation at their specific high school.
|Newburgh Free Academy Celebrates August Graduates
Newburgh Free Academy celebrated 39 August graduates at a ceremony held at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus. Scholars and parents were filled with emotion and excitement as their scholars crossed the stage to receive their high school diploma.
|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.
|August Regents Schedule 2018
August Regents will take place on Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Newburgh Free Academy Celebrates Class of 2018
Newburgh Free Academy celebrated its 147th graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 21, 2018. 652 scholars from our three high school campuses donned their gaps and gowns to walk across Academy Field to receive their diploma.
|Two NFA Scholars Represent Newburgh at the National Speech & Debate Tournament
They were considered part of the top 3% in the Nation. There were over 4,000 students from America and 16 other countries. In the branch of Debate that they do, Public Forum, there were about 580 students.
|34 Scholars Honored with NYS Seal of Biliteracy
The New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages, in addition to English.
|Registration for NFA Summer School Program
Registration for the NFA summer school program will begin on Monday, June 25.
|Nearly All Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus Scholars Complete Internships
95% of scholars who attend Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus completed an internship this year. This is an increase of 14% from last year’s participation in their internship program.
|Newburgh Free Academy Athletes Celebrate at Block N Dinner
Enjoy photos from the Newburgh Free Academy 2018 Block N Dinner.
|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!
|Newburgh Free Academy Celebrates Scholarship and High Honors Recipients
139 scholarships, given by over 90 sponsors, totaled more than $125,000 for our scholars this year. Also celebrated were 140 of our High Honors scholars, those who earned a grade point average above a 89.5.
|Newburgh Free Academy Seniors Celebrate Prom!
Senior scholars celebrated the traditional event of prom on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Anthony's Pier 9 in New Windsor. Enjoy some photos from the Newburgh Waterfront before scholars celebrated the commemorative event!
|Over 70 Scholars from the Health Science Career Education Pathway Celebrated with Pinning Ceremony
Pins were presented to candidates for completion of requirements for: NYS Certified Nursing Assistant, Health Aide, and Health Science Course Completion.
|2018 NFA Graduation Information
Information on cap and gown pickup, senior picnic, and the graduation ceremony is available.
|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.
|Newburgh Free Academy Inducts 135 scholars into 82nd National Honor Society Ceremony
During the program, Mr. Nee, co-advisor for National Honor Society was celebrated. Mr. Nee has been the advisor of National Honor Society for 20 years.
|NFA West Scholars Hand out Awards
Scholars, faculty, and staff members attended the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, June 6th to hand out awards to those who helped to positively influence the experience of scholars at Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus this year.
|AP Studio and Art Hosts Opening Reception at NFA Gallery
Scholars in AP Studio and Art highlighted multiple pieces that they completed throughout the year. Scholars ranged from sophomores to seniors.
|17 Inaugural NFA PTECH Excelsior Scholars are “Double Grads” Earn Both High School Diploma and Associate’s Degree
17 students from Newburgh Free Academy’s, PTECH Excelsior Academy are set to walk at the SUNY Orange graduation on Thursday, May 17, 2018 and graduate from Newburgh Free Academy on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
|NFA West Scholar Interns with Vails Gate STEAM Academy Kindergarten Class!
As part of his internship, Mr. Dixon observed and learned about the inner workings of a classroom setting for a few hours each week. 95% of Newburgh Free Academy, West campus scholars completed an internship this year.
|Varsity Girls Softball Team Named Individual Student Athletes and Full Teams by OCIAA
At the end of each sports season, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) honors those teams and individuals that excel in the classroom.
|Instant College Admissions Series at NFA Saves and Awards Money for Scholars
The objective of the 2017-2018 Instant College Admissions Series at Newburgh Free Academy is to reduce financial and logistical barriers to higher education.
|Newburgh Preservation Association Highlights NFA Artists and Newburgh Landmarks
The Newburgh Preservation Association hosted a photography exhibit that showcases the talents of NFA’s student photographers as well as Newburgh’s rich architectural and landscape heritage, creating a treasure hunt throughout the community.
|Newburgh Free Academy Hosts Department Awards
Departments gave our various awards recognizing excellence of our scholars in various areas. Departments included: Bilingual Education, English Language Arts, Fine & Performing Arts, Guidance, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages.
|Meet the Varsity Girl's Golf Team
The girl's team was 8-7 overall, 5-5 in the league. Cameron Roth qualified for the Section Championship tournament with an average score of 16.5 over par.
|Meet the Varsity Boy's Golf Team
The team this year was comprised of all new starters and ended their season with a record of 4-9.
|JROTC Hosts Award Ceremony - Recognizes Over 5,000 Hours of Community Service
Nearly 5,000 hours of community service, dozens of prestigious awards given, and a prom-posal! Take a few minutes to learn more about the outstanding group of scholars and leaders that make up our JROTC program at Newburgh Free Academy.
|District, in Partnership with Marist College, Receives $775,000 Grant
Newburgh Enlarged City School District, in Partnership with Marist College, Receives Early College High School Partnership Program Grant ($775,000 over 4.5 years)
|June 2018 Regents Schedule
The June 2018 Regents schedule is available. Regents run June 5, 12th-14th, and 18-20th. Please be sure to arrive on time for your exams.
|NFA BBTC Performed Student Run: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
The production was entirely student run, with a little help from Ms. Fay Pacht, Theatre Arts Educator / Drama Director at Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus.
|Artist Matt Maley Presents to Students at NFA Main
Mr. Maley is an illustrator, sculpture, design artist, and creator of large maps, similar to that of Where’s Waldo where views seek out hidden objects, figures, or characters.
|66 Scholars from NFA North Campus Earn Security Certificates
Sixty-six scholars from Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus received certificates as a result of completion of work with the Criminal Justice and Emergency Management courses offered at their high school.
|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.
|Diana Ramos won 3rd place in Animal Science Research at County Science Fair
Two Science research students presented their research: Stephanie Alvarado and Diana Ramos. Most schools attending were from Northern Westchester and Putnam counties.
|Scholars at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus Staged Mock Car Accident Exercise
Senior scholars enrolled in the Security and Law programs at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus participated in a mock car accident on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 9:00am in the lower parking lot of Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus (301 Robinson Ave
|Newburgh Free Academy Hosts Annual Fashion Show!
Newburgh Free Academy, Main campus hosted their annual Fashion Show on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Students in Fashion 2, Fashion 3, and Independent Study showed off looks that they have been working on all year.
|OCIAA Honors Two NFA Varsity Scholar Athletes
Gabrielle Leggett and Greg Fischer were honored by OCIAA Varsity Scholar Athletes Honors. Both students are from Newburgh Free Academy, Main campus.
|Before Broadway Theater Co. Presents: a staged reading of The Birthday Hours
Talented NFA Main Junior, Steven Baltsas has written a beautiful play, The Birthday Hours, which will be having its world premiere reading in the Black Box Theatre at NFA Main Campus on June 5th at 6pm.
|NFA Youth in Government Visits State Capitol
NFA Youth In Government had an opportunity to visit the grave of President Chester Arthur and later meet with Senator Bill Larkin at the State Capitol.
|NFAM Scholars Test Their Final Project on GAMS Kindergarten Scholars!
Scholars from Ms. Liz Cappello’s Digital Animation Class at Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus walked over to Gidney Avenue Memorial School to test their products on some younger, Kindergarten scholars in Mrs. Mackenzie Collard’s class.
|Scholars at Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus Hosted a Fighting for Awareness Assembly
Students at Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus hosted a Fighting for Awareness assembly that that focused on issues surrounding LGBTQ+, mental health, disabilities, and bullying.
|NFA Varsity Men’s Tennis Team Celebrates Their Seniors!
The NFA Varsity Men’s Tennis Team celebrated their senior players on May 14, 2018. Seniors and their parents were announced for recognition. A plant was given to mothers to commemorate mother’s day.
|Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus Hosted Their 6th Annual Science Research Symposium
he evening began with a poster presentation by several student researchers, followed by introduction and welcomes by Mr. Matteo Doddo and Ms. Kristin Oberle. Andrew Gomez and Daniel Hanrahan were the masters of ceremony.
|NFA Crew Team Places Well at Orange/Ulster Championships!
Three teams placed 1st, one team placed 2nd, and two teams placed 3rd!
|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.
|AP Studio in Art to Host Reception
AP Studio in Art to host reception on May 31st. The show will be up until June 11, 2018.
|Newburgh Free Academy Basketball Guest Coach Workouts - Grades 6-12
NFA Basketball Guest Coach to Host Workouts with Guest Coach
|Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus Seniors College Signing Day
Students from Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus hosted a college signing day. Students who chose to attend wore gear from their college they plan to attend next year.
|Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Music Department Hosts their Spring Concert II
Performances were given by: A Cappella Mixed Chorus, Concert Band, Orchestra, Madigrals, and Jazz Band.
|Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Music Department Hosts their Spring Concert I
Performances were given by: Cecile Chaminade Women’s Chorus, Electronic Keyboard Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Robert D. Williams Men’s Glee, and Percussion Ensemble.
|NFA Varsity Men’s Tennis Team Wins OCIAA Division I Championship
This is the fifth division team title for the Goldbacks Varsity Boy’s Tennis Team in the past seven years and their third championship in a row.
|NFA Girls Track Team Sets Records and Brings Home Medals!
New School Record alert! Our 4x800m relay team of Amilia Wise-Sweat, Genesis Gonzalez, AnnMarie Onwuka and Alondra Cruz-Delgado set a new school record of 9:38.
|NFA Varsity Boy's Tennis Doubles Team Advances to States
NFA Varsity Boy's doubles team, Matt Reinhold and Jack Clayton won the semifinals of Sections to advance to States on May 24, 2018. The pair upset the number one seed to advance to States.
|A Letter Regarding the AP World History Exam
A letter from Executive Director for Exceptional Learners, Mr. Christopher Bayer, regarding the AP World History exam.
|A Night of Senior Talks Features 10 Student Speakers
Senior Talks are a rite of passage for students who attend Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus. Each senior is required to prepare a talk that explains or teaches their peers about a topic of their choice.
|Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus Celebrates Programs with Mount Saint Mary College
The partnership between MSMC and NFA West include three main programs: tutoring, mentoring, and an internship program.
|NFA Baseball Team Hosts Strike-out Cancer Classic
The Newburgh Free Academy Varsity Baseball team and their coach Scott Seabury are hosting the Strike-Out Cancer Classic to raise awareness and money for different forms of cancer on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Delano-Hitch Stadium.
|Zero Waste and Interact Clubs Volunteer for Community Clean Up
Students from Interact and Zero Waste at Newburgh Free Academy’s Main Campus led an art station at Safe Harbors of the Hudson Community Cleanup event!
|Excelsior Scholars Volunteer with Scenic Hudson
A group of students, teachers, and their families joined with Scenic Hudson to clean up Crystal Lake in celebration of Earth Day (Week)!
|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.
|NFA Madrigals Submit Song to Honor Parkland Victims and Survivors
Scholars from Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus performing group Madrigals produced a video of their group singing a song that they hope will contribute to the I Have a Voice for From Broadway with Love for Parkland compilation.
|Key Club Collaborates with St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital for Third Annual “Baby Shower”
Students collect blankets, clothes, diapers, wipes and other baby items to bring the items to St. Luke’s to be distributed by the nurses to the mothers at their discretion.
|Photographers for Hope Visits Newburgh Free Academy
A group of photographers from Photographers for Hope visited Newburgh Free Academy Main and North Campuses to capture some of the amazing opportunities that our scholars have a chance to experience while in high school.
|NFA Unified Basketball Team Sweeps Season!
An inclusive sports program that unites Special Olympic athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) as teammates for training and competition.
|Eight Scholars from the Newburgh Free Academy Varsity Football Team Sign to Play in College
Players were joined by various friends and family members to celebrate the occasion. Co-principals Mr. Raul Rodriguez and Mr. Matteo Doddo, along with Head Football Coach, Bill Bianco organized the event.
|UPDATED 2018 AP Testing Schedule
All AP exams will be administered at NFA Main Campus. Exams begin May 7 and run through May 17th.
|Extended School Year Program Registration Now Available
The 2018 Extended School Year Program includes various academic programs throughout the grade levels.
|Broadway Review Featuring Students from All NFA Campuses this Friday!
This Friday, May 25th at 7:00pm join students from all NFA campuses as they before a Broadway review.
|Important Letter from Dr. Roberto Padilla, Superintendent of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District
|NFA Softball Player, Maddison Pacione Signs to Play Collegiate Softball with Dominican College
Maddison signed to attend Dominican College on an Athlete Scholarship to play Collegiate Softball. She plans to major in Early Childhood Education.
|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
|Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced
The 2017-2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian have been announced. Congratulations to Allison Vela and Brielle Maxwell.
|NFA Main Student Wins All Expense Paid Field Trip
Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus student, Redwan Arosh, grade 9 won a trip to a place in the Hudson Valley as a result of an essay he submitted for their "Writing about Place" competition.
|Excelsior Academy Scholars Launch Partnership with Scenic Hudson and Crystal Lake
Alongside staff from Scenic Hudson, students caught and identified macro-invertebrates, tested the water quality of the lake, went on a nature walk and completed a service project on site.
|NFA North Music Department Scholars Perform with Disney Performing Arts Program
15 students from the NFA North music department traveled to Disney World April 27-30 and performed as part of the Disney Performing Arts program.
|The Before Broadway Drama Co. Presents: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is adapted from the classic by Mark Twain by Tim Kelly and performed with permission by Pioneer Drama Service.
|NFA Dance Scholars Learn from the Professionals
Scholars participated in: a workshop with Chicago cast member, classes with the pros at Broadway Dance Center, and ended the day seeing Chicago on Broadway.
|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.
|NFA Dance Performs Student Choreographed Spring Dance Concert
Dozens of groups with combinations of dozens of students choreographed and performed their spring dance concert last week.
|Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Celebrates College Decision Day!
Several students participated and wore their college gear with pride as May 1st marks the day that colleges across the country require incoming students to make their official decision.
|A Night of Senior Talks: Featuring NFA North Seniors
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 6pm, come watch seniors from NFA North give poignant talks, styled after TED talks. Mount Saint Mary Campus, Aquinas Hall Theatre.
|NFA Diver, Danielle Scarano, Places 1st in Diving State Championship
In November, Danielle Scarano won 1st place at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association state championship meet. Coming into the meet, Danielle was seeded first in the competition of 50 divers.
|NFA Senior, Azariah McLymore Honored by The Orange County Human Rights Commission
Azariah McLymore, senior from Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus, Excelsior Academy was honored along with five other honorees. Azariah was the only student honored at the event.
|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!
|Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Celebrates NECSD Day!
Students celebrated NECSD Day by signing up to volunteer and helping younger students navigate their high school elective path!
|Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus Celebrates NECSD Day!
NFA, North Campus was busy all day long with activities. Throughout the day, they were strengthening health and safety and building civic duty.
|Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus Celebrates NECSD Day!
Students participated in several events throughout the day. Some students participated in a community clean up, where they worked together to clean the neighborhood immediately surrounding the school.
|NFA Student, Deeya Modhwadiya Sworn in as Lieutenant Governor for Orange and Ulster County Key Clubs
This is the second time in the past three years that NFA has had the Lieutenant Governor.
|NFA Key Club Attends Leadership Training Conference
The workshops that were offered ranged from Key Club service projects, leadership skills like running a meeting, and life after high school.
|Newburgh Free Academy Empty Bowls Event Sells Out!
Students, faculty, staff, and retirees, families, and community members filled the space at Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus to participate in the annual Empty Bowls event.
|NFA Varsity Boys Track Team Finished 8th in International Competition
The NFA Varsity Boys Track team qualified for the 4X400m relay Championship of America Finals at Penn Relays this past weekend in Philadelphia. As a result, they finished in 8th place out of 528 of the top high school teams.
|10th graders from NFA, North Excelsior Academy Count Eels in Quassaic Creek
Students participate in this community service initiative with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Scenic Hudson.
|Class of 2019 Hosts Building Wide Game of Clue!
The Class of 2019 organized a building wide game of Clue as a fundraiser. Proceeds will off-set the cost of major events for the entire class.
|Individual Student Athletes and Full Teams Named Scholar-Athletes
For the Winter season, individual and team Scholar Athletes represented: Boys Basketball, Boys Swimming/Diving, Competitive Cheerleading, Football, Girls Basketball, Girls Indoor Track/Field, and Wrestling.
|MSMC Mentors Bridge the Gap Between High School and College for NFA West
Students are paired with the same mentor each week to help nurture and grow the relationship. Mentors are college students who are part of the Division of Education at MSMC. A few of the mentors are also recent NFA alumni.
|Scholars from Certified Nursing Assistant Program Learn Career Preparation
Scholars from the Certified Nursing Assistant Program at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus learned career preparation skills from multiple local professionals at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center.
|NFA Swimmer, Josh Bryant Signs Letter of Intent for Division I UCONN
Josh Bryant is a senior at Newburgh Free Academy, North campus signed with his number one choice, UNCONN to swim for their Division I team.
|NFA Main Campus Blood Drive - Thursday, April 26, 2018
NFA Main Campus will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, April 26, 2018. It will take place in the Girls Gym from 8AM until 1PM.
|Newburgh Free Academy Concept Vehicle Racing Team (CVRT) Place 7th in International Competition
The Newburgh Free Academy, Concept Vehicle Racing Team (CVRT) competed at the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas 2018 in Sonoma, California this weekend.
|Goldbacks in the News! NFA North Campus Scholars Interviewed by Mid-Hudson Times
The Mid-Hudson Times dropped by to ask students: What country or place would you most like to travel to and why?
|Senior Class President, Jason McLaren hosts “Today Show with Jason McLaren”
Utilizing elements of the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jason began the show with an opening monologue and had special guests Dr. Roberto Padilla, Superintendent of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District and Mr. Matteo Doddo, co-principal o
|NFA West Students Head to Armory for Physical Education
Each Friday, students from NFA West head to the Armory to engage in physical activity. Students rotate through several different physical options including, but not limited to: basketball, soccer, dodgeball, and yoga.
|NFA Main's Supriya Makam Honored by State Senator, William J. Larkin, Jr.
Supriya Makam was honored by State Senator, William J. Larkin, Jr. as a result of being named a Distinguished Finalist for New York’s Top Youth Volunteers of 2018.
|Group of NFA Students Participate in Day of Writing Retreat
Students participated in place-based writing, poetry, personal writing, and planning their talks for TEDxNewburgh and the Newburgh Youth Leadership Summit that will be held on May 18th and 19th.
|NFA North Spring College Fair - Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The NFA North Spring College Fair will be Tuesday, April 24, 2018. It will be held from 6:30PM until 8:00pm at NFA North Campus Gymnasium.
|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
|Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Honors 2018 Student Sojourner Truth Award Recipients
11 students from Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus received 2018 Sojourner Truth Awards from SUNY Orange. Of those, eight received the honor for citizenship and three received the honor for perseverance/effort.
|Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Honors Members of NFA Wrestling Team
Three students from Newburgh Free Academy’s Varsity Wrestling Team were honored with certificates from William J. Larkin, Jr., Senator, 39th Senate District. Seniors, Greg Fischer, Maxx DeCapua, and Tyler Serafini.
|Students, Teacher, and Retiree Honored at Boys & Girls Club Gala
Seven students, a current teacher, and a district retiree were all honored during the 2018 Boys & Girls Club of the Hudson Valley Gala.
|Newburgh Free Academy Students Present Ideas to City Council
Students presented the concept and plans for their inaugural Newburgh Youth Leadership Summit and Enlightenment Expo.
|Newburgh Free Academy Crew Team Hosts Inaugural Greater Hudson Valley Indoor Rowing Championships
Teams this Year: Newburgh Free Academy, Kingston, Clarkstown, Warwick, Orange County Rowing Association and Cortlandt Community Rowing Association
|Two NFA Juniors Advance to Finals for National Video Contest – Votes Needed!
Two students from Newburgh Free Academy’s Advanced Video Production class have made the finals of the National CareerSafe Youth Safety Video contest.
|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.
|Two Teachers Honored for Barnes and Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest
Students to nominate their favorite teacher by writing essays, poems or thank-you letters that shared how their teacher had influenced their life and why they appreciated and admired their teacher.
|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.
|Students from NFA North Campus Receive “Potential Power” Awards
Each month, faculty and staff nominate students who have shown great work, leadership, improvement, or general characteristics.
|Merari Rodriguez, Senior at NFA North, Signed National Letter of Intent for Soccer
Merari signed her intent for St. Thomas Aquinas and was joined by her parents and younger sister, who is also a soccer player for Newburgh. Merari was also joined by coaches, teachers, and administrators who have supported her.
|Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus Celebrate Women’s History Month!
The students of Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus celebrated the special women in their lives through their own unique way. Each advisory at West presented their own celebration of women throughout history to the women in their lives every day.
|Students Organized Week of Awareness at Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus
Students had spent five days observing different causes and wearing different colors to honor those topics leading up to the assembly at the end of the week. Topics included: Cyber-Bullying (Light Blue); Suicide Prevention (yellow); Bullying and Hara
|Faculty, Staff, and Students Commemorate Autism Awareness Day
On April 4th we are wearing blue and raising understanding and awareness for Autism and having a campaign "Spread the Word to End the Word."
|Engineers Helped NFA North Campus Students Design Ski Jumps!
Engineers from Global Foundries in East Fishkill came to work with Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus Students in Ms. Bender and Mr. Amer’s Classes. The students worked collaboratively in peer teams to engineer the best “Ski Jumps” and tested thei
|Ms. McCurdy and Ms. Sileno's English Classes Tour SUNY New Paltz Art Gallery
SUNY New Paltz offered an opportunity to visit their Samuel Dorsky Art Museum on the campus and to work with their Education Director, Zachary Bowman. The goal was to expose high school students to art and try to relate it to material that they were
|Newburgh Free Academy Students Travel to Italy for Spring Break!
Ms. Tina Cosentino traveled to Rome and Florence with her students over Spring Recess. Enjoy a few photos from their trip!
|SAVE THE DATE! Newburgh Launches My Brother's Keeper on 4/21/18!
Come join us to learn more. See informational flyer here.
|45 Excelsior Students Skip Spring Recess!
Approximately 45 students travel to SUNY Orange each week to take college courses. When our school breaks don't match up - these students still show up! Sometimes that is the dedication it takes!
|FBI Hosts Hands on Experiences at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus
Students from Ms. Kristin Oberle’s Forensics Classes (introductory through college level), Mr. Michael Truncale’s Criminal Procedures classes, and Mr. Timothy Toomey’s Criminal Justice classes participated in the exercises.
|Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Junior, Steven Baltsas, Wins National Award for Writing!
Steven won the silver medal for his submission of a Personal Essay & Memoir. Previously, Steven was a 2018 Regional Gold Key recipient for the same essay, which led up to his Silver Medal award.
|Kiwanis Club of Newburgh Donates to Student Trip to Cambodia
Members of the Kiwanis Club of Newburgh visited students from PTECH Excelsior Academy to drop off a donation for an upcoming trip by the student organization Global to Local.
|NFA West Scholars Learn Chess Through Newburgh Armory Unity Center Partnership
Mr. Bill Kaplan and Mr. Robert Pagliaro have been teaches lessons about chess basics as well as more in depth elements of the game.
|The American Legion Presented Plaques to Several Student Groups
The Sons of the American Legion presented plaques to AFJROTC, the Madrigals, and the NFA Band to honor their continued participation and support for Pearl Harbor Day.
|NFA Scholars Attend Seminar Held by Master Barber
NFA Cosmetology students: Samanta Ortega, Brianna Ritch, and Leslie Martinez attended the art of shaving seminar by Educational, Master Barber Jose Vanencio in Middletown, NY. over the weekend.
|Groups of Scholars Attend Black Panther Movie
The viewing was the culmination of a quarter long project for students from Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus. It also served as part of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative for students from Balmville Elementary, Vails Gate STEAM Academy, and South M
|Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus Celebrates Pi Day with Pie Eating Contest!
"Pi day is the most magical math day of the year! Any sort of fun and excitement that you can bring into the classroom, you should!" Mr. Joe Tricarico
|Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Math Department Celebrates Pi Day!
The Math Department at Newburgh Free Academy, Main campus celebrated by selling pies. Flavors included apple, pecan, cherry, blueberry, and lemon. Mrs. Kate Sinnott and her student teacher from SUNY Cortland, Ms. Taylor Ciraolo, are pictured here in
|NFA North Campus Hosts Town Halls to Discuss School Violence
Several schools throughout the district hosted observances to honor those lost in Parkland, Florida and to let their voices be heard about School Safety.
|NFA West Scholars Host Activities to Honor Parkland Students
Several schools throughout the district hosted observances to honor those lost in Parkland, Florida and to let their voices be heard about School Safety.
|NFA West Hosts Group for Girls
Each week, several female students at Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus attend a girls group. Topics range from social issues to resolving conflict.
|NFA North Campus Students Perform Once Upon a Mattress
Presented by the NFA North Theatre Ensemble
|NFA Seniors: Last Week To Apply For Scholarships
NFA Seniors, this is the last week to apply. Each year the NFA scholarship program gives away over $100,000 in scholarships through the generous donations of local people and organizations.
|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.
|Ignacio Salim, PTECH Excelsior Academy at NFA, North Campus Awarded a President’s Volunteer Service Award!
"Leadership is the base of every platform, there when you are falling, and there to support you as you rise. Leadership is not about titles or recognition but for the joy in helping others succeed to their fullest potential."
|Meet Members of the Newburgh Free Academy Debate Team
Members from NFA Main Campus, and NFA North Campus travel throughout the northeast to compete in Debate tournaments. This weekend, they traveled to compete in District Qualifiers.
|Reserve Your Spot for Empty Bowls!
Scholars are hard at work making bowls for their annual Empty Bowls event. Students anticipate making 200-250 bowls. Get your tickets today - this event sells out every year!
|NFA West Campus Gives Out "Do it With Love" Awards for the Month of February!
Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus is doing it with love for the whole month of February! Each Friday, the building nominates one scholar and one faculty/staff member to receive their Do It With Love award.
|Excelsior Academy at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus welcomed a group from Louisiana this week!
The group traveled to Newburgh with interest of developing a Pathways in Technology Early College High School Program (PTECH) in their districts. The group from Louisiana included teachers, administrators, employees from IBM, and a representative fro
|NFA North Theatre Ensemble Presents Once Upon a Mattress
SCHEDULE CHANGE: Thursday (cancelled), Friday, and Saturday, March 8-10th. NFA North Campus Auditorium at 7:00PM and new show on Sunday, March 11 at 2PM.
|Save the Date! Fashion Scholars Prepare for Upcoming Fashion Show
Fashion scholars at Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus prepare for upcoming Fashion Show scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
|NFA Boy's Track Team State Champions in 4x400 Relay!
Champions from Newburgh: Davin Slater, Ricardo Singh, Brendon Hanson, and Ryler Gould. Not only did they win the state meet but, they set the N.Y. state meet record as well.
|NFA Interact Club Presents: Arts Festival: Follow Your Dreams
Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 11am - 2pm at Newburgh Free Academy, Eagles Nest Cafe
|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.
|Mrs. Linda Romano, NFA, North Campus speaks at a press conference held by U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney
Mrs. Linda Romano, teacher at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus and 2018 ACTE National Teacher of the Year, spoke at a press conference held by U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney. The Press Conference announced a package of bills to promote C
|The Black History Club Highlights Black Girl Magic at Annual Show
The Black History Club is celebrating their fourth year and includes students from Newburgh Free Academy, Main and North campuses. The theme of this year’s show is: Black Girl Magic.
|Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus Hosts Annual Poetry Slam
Students from Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus performed in and enjoyed their traditional Poetry Slam. Scholars and teachers performed some of their favorite poems, as well as original pieces.
|Important follow-up message from our Superintendent
|A letter from Mr. Doddo, co-Principal of NFA North to students and families at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus
|A letter from our Superintendent to students and families at Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus
|Goldbacks in the News! Excelsior Scholars Plan Youth Summit - Invite All to Participate!
Newburgh Free Academy students are organizing a local Newburgh leadership summit, planned for May 19, 2018. The Newburgh Youth Summit is part of a local initiative that students at Excelsior Academy are planning as part of their Community Impact Proj
|Principal Doddo Presents His Story to US History & Government Class
Mr. Doddo gave first hand experience to Mr. Torrance Harvey's class about immigration, as he and his family emigrated to the US from Sicily in the early 19070s, when he was just eight years old!
|Goldbacks In The News at Balmville Elementary and NFA North Campus!
Second graders at Balmville share what they've learned about Black History Month with Spectrum News.
|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.
|NFA West Campus Gives Out
Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus is doing it with love for the whole month of February! Each Friday, the building nominates one scholar and one faculty/staff member to receive their Do It With Love award.
|NFA Varsity Senior Night! (Boy's Basketball & Cheerleading)
NFA Varsity Boys Basketball & Cheerleading recognized their seniors at Thursday's game. Seniors were escorted on to the court with a special guest to help commemorate their senior years.
|Veterans Honored at NFA Varsity Basketball Game
Hope for Warriors hosted it's 3rd Annual event at an NFA Varsity Basketball Game this week.
|NFA Production of School of Rock Tickets Now on Sale
The NFA production of School of Rock will be presented on March 16 through March 18th. Tickets are now available for online reservations or by phone.
|NFA Main Student Advances to State Finals in Poetry Out Loud Contest
Newburgh Free Academy, Main campus Lelia Walcott advanced to the Poetry Out Loud State Finals this week.
|Ms. Cappello's Class Puts District Mantra in Motion - Literally!
Students used the Adobe program After Effects to animate our district mantra. Ms. Cappello shared that it was the first time that students were working with a layered file in Photoshop.
|NFA Alumna Gives Back - Comes Back to Teach Technique
Ms. Ruggerio’s lesson included everything from intake with a client, preparation, safety and hygiene, best practices, retention of clients, chemistry of products, and sales.
|NFA Boys Basketball Team Recognizes Former Goldbach Coach and Administrator, Mr. Ronald Jackson
The award was given to Mr. Jackson for all his years of service helping our youth in various ways here in Newburgh. Newburgh Basketball and the community would like to thank Mr. Jackson for all his services and support throughout the years.
|NFA’s Youth Activation Council Attend Youth Activation Summit for the Section IX Unified Sports and Special Olympics
The purpose of the summit was for students to collaborate with each other on ways to increase support and to be more inclusive within their school and community.
|Newburgh Free Academy Hosts Winter Ball!
Students gathered over the weekend to dance the night away!
|Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Student Wins Writing Contest
Sponsored by Teaching the Hudson Valley, Redwan Arosh won a trip to a place in the Hudson Valley as a result of an essay he submitted for their
|NFA West Campus Gives Out "Do it With Love" Awards for the Month of February!
Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus is doing it with love for the whole month of February! Each Friday, the building nominates one scholar and one faculty/staff member to receive their Do It With Love award.
|NFA West Campus Launches Mentoring Program with Mount Saint Mary College
Coordinated by School Counselor, Ms. Lakeya Stukes and Associate Professor of Education, Dr. David Gallagher, each worked with students at their respective campuses to prepare for a successful mentoring program.
|Goldbacks in the News! Two Excelsior Students Recognized as Black Pioneers in Newburgh!
Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus Excelsior Academy students, Kailyn Bremmer and Ameesah Cotton were recognized by SUNY Orange this weekend as part of their “Black Pioneers of Newburgh: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” ceremony at the Newburgh campus
|Newburgh Wrestling Has a Two Section 9 Champions!
Overall, Newburgh Wrestling finished in 3rd Place at the 2018 Section 9 Championships!
|3rd Annual Superintendent’s Celebration of the Arts
This year highlights how vocal music is part of our lives… beyond Academy Field! We hope you can attend this very special event.
|NFA Debate Team Competes at the University of Pennsylvania Liberty Bell Classic Tournament!
Wishing luck to our team members participating at the University of Pennsylvania Liberty Bell Classic tournament!
|NFA Cabaret Does It With Love!
Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus hosted a Cabaret with over 20 performers this week. The theme: Do It With Love.
|Meet Azariah McLymore and The McLymore Foundation
In 2016, I started McLymore Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization that supports youth in rising above the expectations.
|The Fullerton Crew at NFA Main Campus - For All of Your Design Needs!
The Fullerton Crew accepts all work that comes their way, whether inside the district or a local business in the community. Scholars will sit down with members of the organization to collect an idea of the current brand of the group and then the visi
|Human Capital Partners Hosts Inaugural New Employee Dinner!
The theme of the event surrounded the district mantra: Do it with love. Food and service was provided by scholars and teachers from the Culinary program at Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus.
|NFA West Campus Gives Out "Do it With Love" Awards for the Month of February!
Each Friday, the building nominates one scholar and one faculty/staff member to receive their Do It With Love award.
|Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus Senior Named Distinguished Finalist for New York's Top Youth Volunteers Of 2018
Along with eight other finalists in New York, Ms. Makam was awarded a certificate, a letter of recognition from the President of the United States, and will receive an engraved Bronx medallion at a Board of Education meeting at a later date.
|Hope for the Warriors Varsity Basketball Game Fundraiser
The NFA Varsity Boys Basketball team will be facing Monroe Woodbury on February 15, 2018 at 7PM. Bring a veteran to the game and help raise funds for Hope for the Warriors organization.
|Goldbacks Give Back! NFA Main Hosts 3rd Blood Drive
35 student volunteers will be on hand and team captains anticipate having 125-150 blood donors throughout the day.
|Newburgh Wrestling Sets a School Record for Most Dual Meet wins
Newburgh Wrestling sets a school record for most Dual Meet wins in a season - 21 with a 58-29 victory over Natick, MA at the 30th Annual Newburgh Duals!
|NFA West Campus All Male Mentoring Program learn from Eric Newton of100 Men of Newburgh
Mr. Newton met with the young men to share his personal and professional journey. Mr. Newton started his career as a Military Police Officer, Correction Office and was a Federal Agent with the DEA. He is now a Senior Counselor with the Office of Chil
|HMS and NFA Families: Scoliosis Screening
During the next several weeks the nurses in the health office will be conducting postural screenings.
|NFA Students and Families: Advanced Placement Testing
The Advanced Placement testing registration deadline is February 2, 2018. Please be sure to have your registration forms in by the deadline.
|NFA West Campus Scholar Shadows Reporter as Part of Internship Program
Lawrence Coleman, grade 10, a student at Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus, shadowed Leonard Sparks, a reporter for the Times Herald Record as part of the internship program.
|Mid Hudson Times Poses Question to Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus Students
This week, their question was: "How can someone be a good leader, like Martin Luther King Jr?"
|NFA West Student Creates Podcasts During Internship
As part of the internship program at Newburgh Free Academy, West Campus, 10th grader, Jordan Patterson, meets with Dr. David Gallagher, Associate Professor of Education at Mount Saint Mary College to develop podcasts.
|Freshman James Thorpe Set Shot Put Record!
The Newburgh Boys Track Team was led by Freshman, James Thorpe who set the shot put record ( 39' 6
|Lady Goldbacks fundraise for Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation at PINK OUT! Event
The Lady Goldbacks raised $224 and hope to make this an annual event!
|NFA, North Campus Students Turned Statistical Information Into Interactive Class Project
Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus students turned statistical information from a survey into a class project for Mr. Keane’s class.
|NFA North Campus Expect 60 donors at Blood Drive
Team Captains organized 35 student volunteers throughout the day and expected to see around 60 donors – mostly students, but some teachers and members of the community.
|Students from NFA West's All Male Mentoring Program Volunteer for MLK Day of Service
Four students from the All Male Mentoring Program at Newburgh Free Academy’s, West Campus and one student from Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus volunteered with Habitat for Humanity as part of their MLK Day of Service.
|Boys Track Team performs Well at Molloy Stanner Games
While moving away from the longer 4X400m relay and turning their attention to the shorter 4X200m relay to help the athletes to gain some rest and recovery time. The group of: Brendon Hanson, Ricardo Singh, Davin Slater, and Ryler Gould won the race
|NFA West Campus Students Learn about the Empire State After-School Program
Mr. Grice, Empire State After-School Program Facilitator let students know about the programs that would be held at West and encouraged everyone to sign up.
|NFA Alumni Speak with Science Honor Society
Over fifty students from Newburgh Free Academy’s Science Honor Society gathered to listen to four alumni who returned to tell their story and give advice - just a year or two later from when they sat in those same seats.
|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.
|NFA North Campus PTECH Excelsior Academy discuss ideas for Youth Summit with Dr. Padilla
Dr. Padilla, Superintendent of Newburgh Schools, sat with a group of students in Ms. Christine McCartney and Ms. Jaqueline Hesse’s class at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus PTECH Excelsior Academy to discuss their ideas for Youth Summit in the Spr
|Goldbacks in the News! NFA North Campus Research Program
"Research program pays off for students" is the title of the article that can be found in the Times Herald Record highlighting a research program at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus.
|NFA Boys Track Team swept all 3 divisions of the 4X400m relay
Competing against over 3,000 of the top athletes on the East coast at the New York Armory this weekend, the Newburgh Free Academy Boys Track Team swept all 3 divisions of the 4X400m relay at the Hispanic Games Invitational along with setting a meet
|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!
|Newburgh Free Academy Boys Track Team compete at The Marine Corps. Invitational
The Newburgh Free Academy Boys Track Team performed well at The Marine Corps. Invitational that was held 1on December 29th at the New York Armory.
|Newburgh Free Academy Celebrates 89 Year Tradition and Performs Winter Concert
Performances included A Capella Mixed Chorus, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Madrigals, and an arrangement with the Full Orchestra, A Cappella Chorus, Alumni, and Guests.
|NFA Boys Varsity Goldbacks host the 5th Annual Danny "Butterfly" Washington Showcase
On December 21st the NFA Boys Varsity Goldbacks held the 5th Annual Danny "Butterfly" Washington Showcase to help remember a longtime former Goldback and keep his memory alive. "Butterfly" was an active supporter and follower of NFA Athletics.
|#DoitwithLove and Potential Power Awards at NFA North!
NFA North hosted an award ceremony for students who displayed
|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
|Goldbacks Give Back! NFA Cosmetology and Barbering Help Those in Need
About 30 students from NFA Main’s Barbering and Cosmetology programs woke up early on a Saturday morning to volunteer their time and their skills to serve those in need at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital
|72 Student Athletes Recognized as Scholar Athletes
All students received a pin to recognize their accomplishment.
|US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Visits Newburgh Free Academy
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Mr. Schweizer’s class on Friday to discuss Career and Technical Education programming. Mr. Schweizer teaches Architecture, Engineering, and Design and is the Chief Advisor for NFA’s Concept Vehicle Racing Team.
|NFA North Music Department Performed their Winter Concert
Students performed in the Orchestra, Percussion Demonstration, Mixed Chorus, and Concert Band.
|Area Superintendents Discuss My Brother's Keeper and visit the Armory
Part of the day included a trip to the Newburgh Armory Unity Center. Superintendents were able to tour the Armory and hear about programs offered on Saturdays and throughout the week.
|The Madrigals Perform for the Newburgh Rotary Club
Led by, Ms. Jillian Caci, songs included holiday favorites as well as the madrigal, Walking on Green Grass.
|NFA West Students Hear from Big Picture Learning Speaker
Mr. Witcher told students the story of his life path so far. As a Big Picture Learning school, many students from NFA West were able to relate to his path.
|Mrs. Linda Romano, 2018 ACTE National Teacher of the Year (Full coverage)
The Association of Career and Technical Education awarded Ms. Linda Romano, teacher at Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus, 2018 ACTE National Teacher of the Year award this week.
|NFA West All Male Mentoring Program visits Madison Square Garden
Students had an opportunity to tour New York City and learn more about sports arenas, colleges in Manhattan and other cultural institutions.
|Newburgh Wrestlers win big!
Newburgh Wrestlers took on a challenging team this week and came out on top.
|Goldbacks Are the Fastest in the Nation!
The Newburgh Boys Track Team set three meet records at the AT&T Hall of Fame Invitational that was held this past Saturday (December 16, 2017) at the New York City Armory.
|A Race to the Mound Raises $20,800.00
Over 500 racers attended the event with over 100 spectators and volunteers who joined in the fun of the day.
|NFA Key Club Hosts International Night
Juniors, Veronica Gonzalez, Annie Yang, Jacqueline Aquino, and Eliana Rodriguez wanted to focus on “Unity in the Community” and kept that focus as they spent weeks working out the details to present an event that hosted over 100 people and raised ove
|17 NFA Students Display Art and Poetry at SUNY Orange
Seventeen students from NFA North displayed artwork and poetry at SUNY Orange in Newburgh as part of an exhibit that commemorates the United Nations signing the Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
|NFA Debate team competes in first tournament
Members of the Debate team participated in their first tournament of the season at Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, NJ. There were three teams of 2 who went three rounds on Friday, December 8th.
|NFA West Hear from Inspirational Speaker, written by NFA West scholar Madison Jasso
Phoenix Tracy Gayle, a black trans woman in America who has seen the impact of gun violence first hand has a very important and inspirational message to the youth in Newburgh about gun violence.
|Excelsior Academy hosts Hour of Code
Newburgh Free Academy - North campus Excelsior Academy has been offering an Hour of Code event for the last four years as part of a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries
|NFA North Campus Open House Date Change
The NFA North Campus Open House has been moved from December 20, 2017 to Thursday, January 4, 2018
|NFA West students visit local art exhibit and discuss gun violence
NFA West visited the Newburgh Community Photography Project exhibition Last Seen/Scene as part of their digital arts class with Ms. Nina D’Alfonso and Ms. Elizabeth Cappello, a participating photographer in the exhibit.
|Students create Creations of Love business at NFA Main
Creations of Love operates out of the NFA Main Bookstore Mondays - Fridays 8 am - 11:45 am. Please consider them in all of your holiday needs!
|NFA Teacher Linda Romano Named ACTE National Teacher of the Year!
Health Science Educator Linda Romano was named national teacher of the year by the Association for Career and Technical Education
|The NFA Social Studies Department sponsored a new American flag for the Karpeles Manuscript Museum in Newburgh.
The flag stands proud on the top of the building on lower Broadway
|Blood Drive at NFA Main Campus - December 7th 8:30AM to 1:00PM
No appointments necessary. NFA Main Campus will be having a blood drive on Thursday, December 7th, in the Girls gym 8:30 to 1:00.
|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.
|NFA Main students perform an all dance version of The Wizard of Oz this weekend!
Friday, ,December 1st st 7pm and Saturday, December 2nd at 2pm. General admission tickets can be purchased at the door for $5.
|NFA North students learn about First Responder careers first-hand
Over 60 students from NFA North were invited to participate in an in-depth learning opportunity at the Cronomer Valley Fire Department in Newburgh this week.
|NFA graduate Gianni Perez talks to NFA West students about Greek Life and how it feels to be in a Fraternity/Sorority
Gianni Perez a NFA graduate talks about Greek Life and how life in a sorority/fraternity helps on resumes for colleges and jobs.
|Boys Varsity Basketball Team hosted its 4th Annual Newburgh Goldback Family Day!
The basketball coaching staff, parents and players gathered together to share and go over plans and programs to help there student athletes be successful on and off the court.
|NFA North learns from NY Mets and NY Giants team doctor!
Dr. Conway gave insight on his experiences at Crystal Run, his college experience at Princeton which led him to working with the New York Mets and the New York Giants. He also works with the US Ski Team.
|NFA North Criminal Justice CO-OP Program Visit to Orange County Police Chiefs Police Academy
Mr. Mike Truncale from NFA North Security and Law Program brought students from the Criminal Procedure Co-Op class on a trip to the Orange County Police Chiefs Police Academy last week.
|NFA Excelsior teachers and student published with national organization
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) posted two blogs this week, one from teachers Ms. Hesse and Ms. McCartney and one from student, Aboya Omot.
|79 NFA Main students accepted to SUNY Orange!
79 NFA Main students applied for admissions to SUNY Orange and all 79 were accepted! A total of $2,370 in application fees was saved!
|NFA North & West Goldbacks give back - volunteer at local food bank!
Students from Girls to Ladies and Excelsior Academy at NFA North volunteered with Loaves and Fishes, local food pantry at United First Methodist Church on Liberty Street. Students divided and packaged goods that will be distributed Tuesday.
|NFA West Male Mentoring Program visits Marist Basketball
Mentoring continues at West for the All Male Mentoring Program! Students toured Marist College, attended a basketball game and had a mentoring talk with Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach.
|NFA North Excelsior Goldbacks give back!
Down the road from South Middle School, students worked to improve their community and impact the lives of a family by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh.
|NFA West students host International Celebration
“Students bring food from different cultures. There are so many different foods that I've never tried before that I get to try today. And we get to all eat as a big family and learn about different foods together and the cultures they represent.” Sab
|Opening Day at NFA Main Salon Clinic is a busy one!
Every Friday, from 7:15am – 10:00am, the Cosmetology department offers a Salon Clinic. Friday, November 17th was their grand opening and it was a busy day!
|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.
|NFA Main sends record 13 students to NYSSMA
Thirteen students are the most students the district has had qualify in some time.
|K9 officers speak with students at NFA West
NFA West had members of the K9 Unit from the City of Newburgh Police Department in to discuss the role of police dogs as well as career opportunities available in this line of work.
|NFA Main hosts Youth in Government event
Students held mock elections with students preparing and giving speeches for the position that they were running for, student groups holding discussion and placing their votes, and a student being elected for local positions, state position, and fede
|Professional barber gives advice to Barber students at NFA Main
Some advice offered, was for students to always stay humble, "Stay humble and work hard. Even if you've been working in this industry for a long time, make sure you're still working hard and doing this small things."
|Celebrity Barber demonstrates cut for NFA Main Cosmetology
Mr. Venacio competes in barbering competition and has built his brand on hard work, detail in his craft, and networking. He has traveled the country competing and teaching barbering, and has cut hair for the Texas Rangers MLB team and Jay Z’s bodygua
|NFA Main senior discusses research with 3 NYS Senators
Main senior, Supriya Makam gave testimony at a forum organized by the state’s Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, co-chaired by Senators George Amedore, Fred Akshar and Chris Jacobs.
|Pasta with the Principal at NFA North
Parents and students attended an evening of information and good food with several leaders within NFA North.
|Save the date for International Night at NFA North
There's Unity in Community. A night of cultural unity in order to provide relief to Puerto Rico.
|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.
|Hour of Code at NFA North
An Hour of Code will be held at NFA North on Monday, December 4th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Link to sign up is available.
|Open to the Public! Cosmetology Salon Clinic
NFA Main Cosmetology offers salon services open to the public. Every Friday from 7:15am - 10:00a,
|NFA West student interns at local radio station
NFA West senior, Anthony has an internship at a local radio station. Dr. Padilla stopped by to find out how he was acclimated to this out of the classroom learning space.
|NFA West students tour Duchess Community College
Students at NFA West went on a trip to Dutchess Community College as apart of the W.E.S.T University Program which exposes students college and career options.
|NFA West series includes Mount Saint Mary College HEOP
As part of the weekly series at NFA North, a representative from Mount Saint Mary’s Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and a current student, and recent NFA alumna, spoke to students.
|NFA North honors Veterans with ceremony
NFA North held a short ceremony to honor our veterans and their loved ones and their Hallway Hall of Fame will remain in the main lobby for the entire month of November.
|NFA North Pasta With the Principal Live Stream Available
The rescheduled date for the NFA Pasta with the Principal is this Monday, November 13th, from 6PM-7:30PM. We hope you can make the event, but if not we will be live streaming.
|NFA Dance Department Presents The Wizard of Oz
The All Dance Production of The Wizard of Oz will take place at NFA Main Auditorium on December 1st and 2nd. Tickets are $5 and available at the door.
|NFA Hudson Valley Field Trip 2017
NFA students are tourists in their hometown! How much do you know about the place you call home? This was the question posed to Newburgh Free Academy students in ENL teacher, Jennine Sileno and ELA teacher, Ginny McCurdy’s classes.
|NFA North student perform Where There’s a Will, There’s a Murder
A murder/mystery by Michael Druce, directed by Ms. Hannah Blair Butler, students performed from November 2nd – 4th.
|Board member, Mr. Howard mentors students at NFA West
Board of Education member, Mr. Phil Howard spoke with students as part of NFA West’s Young Men’s Group Mentoring Program.
|Goldbacks give back! NFA Alumni speak to students about college experiences
Three NFA alumni and current students at Mont Saint Mary College discussed their transition from high school to college, the application process, and overall advice.
|School Days: The Road To College Event - RSVP by Nov. 17
NFA Seniors, join us for a free FAFSA orientation and application help on December 7, 2017 at 4pm
|College and Career Fair attracts more than 130 organizations
As one of the largest college fairs in Orange County, students and parents heard from a panelist of college admissions representatives and career and industry professionals. Presentations were held in both English and Spanish.
|Excelsior Academy at NFA North meet with IBM mentors
Students met with mentors from IBM, some of whom will work with students for 4 years.
|Goldbacks give back! Students from NFA West and Balmville learn together
Students from NFA West read to some classes and mentored others at Balmville Elementary.
|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.
|Over 500 Attend Rally for Ryan - Photos and story!
Over 500 members of our community lived out school mantra, “do it with love,” by coming together for the Run to the Mound 5K/ A Rally for Ryan, honoring Ryan Danyluk.
|NFA West students present in Exhibition Series
This week, every NFA West student presented to their Advisory about an assigned topic.
|Newburgh Senior breaks record for most career kicking points
NFA Senior, Pete Matthews broke the Section 9 record for most career kicking points this week.
|Two NFA West students recognized for leadership in our community
At Friday’s football game, two scholars were recognized for the leadership roles they hold within our community.
|A new tradition! Inaugural Blue & Gold Gala
The Inaugural Blue & Gold Gala was held last weekend.
|Assemblyman Skoufis visits NFA Debate classes
Assemblyman James Skoufis visited NFA Main this week to speak with Ms. Formato-Santo’s Debate classes and the NFA Debate Team.
|Fall 2017 Pep Rally!
Students cheered for their class years to compete over who has the most school spirit last week.
|NFA West students participate in a Community Cleanup
Students from NFA West participated in a Community Cleanup last week.
|Coach Malcolm Burks honored as Boy’s Track and Field Coach of the Year
Coach Malcolm Burks was selected as the US Track and Field and Cross Country Association’s, Boy’s Track and Field Coach of the Year.
|Newburgh Tennis player trains and competes nationally
Jack Clayton, traveled across the country over the summer to train with top college coaches and compete against elite high school tennis players.
|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.
|NFA North Theatre Ensemble Presents Where There's a Will There's a Murder
A Murder Mystery by Michael Druce. It will take place on November 2-4 at 7PM at NFA North Campus Auditorium. $5 general admission and tickets are available at the door.
|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 West Students Hear from Assemblyman and Councilwoman as Part of Weekly Series
Assemblyman Frank Skartados and City Council woman Cindy Holmes spoke to NFA West students as part of a weekly series.
|Two NFA students qualify as National Merit Scholarship Corp Semi-Finalists!
NFA Main's Alyssa Rider and Supriya Makam, are two National Merit Scholarship Corp Semi- Finalists from NFA Main.
|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.
|NFA West Students Participate in Internship and Shadowing Opportunities
Each week, students from NFA – West travel to individual internships. Internships may last a full semester or throughout the year.
|Newburgh School Board Members Part of Career Discovery Series
Board President Carole Mineo and Vice President Susan Prokosch spoke as part of the W.E.S.T. University series.
|NFA Class of 2019 hosts Family Feud event!
NFA Class of 2019 hosted Family Feud on Wednesday, October 4th at NFA Main. Assistant Principal, Mr. Shust hosted 6 teams.
|Excelsior Academy Students Celebrate Ecuador Trip and Plan for Cambodia
On Friday, September 29th, students from Excelsior Academy at NFA – North celebrated their trip to Ecuador and began fundraising for their next opportunity in Cambodia.
|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.
|Financial Aid Night at NFA North Campus - October 12, 2017
Having trouble with the financial aid process? Have all your questions answered. Students and parents welcome.
|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.
|NFA Before Broadway Theater Co. Presents FEAR FEST
On October 13th and 14th, NFA students will be presenting FEAR FEST. A collection of horrifying tales. Tickets are $10/$8 at the door of the Black Box Theatre.
|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.
|NFA Main, North, and West Open Houses Tonight! September 27, 2017
NFA Main, NFA West, & NFA North Open Houses are tonight from 6:00pm until 8:30pm. All NFA parents/guardians are encouraged to attend.
|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.
|NFA Student Supriya Makam Selected for NAfME Talent Showcase in Orlando Florida
During the 2016-17 school year, along with other talented music students across the United States and overseas in military base schools, Supriya Makam from Newburgh Free Academy practiced with dedication to gain a chair or part in her local, district
|Community Blood Drive at NFA - September 28, 2017
We will be holding our NFA MAIN CAMPUS Blood Drive on Thursday September 28, 2017, in the Girls Gym, 201 Fullerton Avenue, Newburgh from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM. We have extended our hours so our community can donate as well.
|Race to the Mound 5K Fundraiser for NFA Goldback Ryan Danyluk
A Run to the Mound 5K Run / Walk will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Town of Newburgh Little League Complex in Honor of Ryan Danyluk. The run/ walk will begin at 9:00 am.
|Reminder: BOE Community Forum Tonight and Saturday
The district will be holding a community forum on the Capital Bond Project tonight at 6PM in the BOE Auditorium and Saturday at 9AM.
|“School Is Cool” Program Provides Backpacks to over 500 NECSD Students
Students in the district are off to a great start after over 500 students received backpacks full of school supplies at the recent School is Cool event.
|An Update on Bus Passes and Routes
Families should have begun receiving their bus passes now. Bus routes are currently being finalized and should be posted soon.
|Parent Notification Letter about NECSD National School Lunch and Breakfast Program
Here is a parent notification letter from the Superintendent regarding NECSD participation in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs this school year.
|Superintendent's Welcome Back Letter
Dear NECSD Family and Friends, It has been a busy summer in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District...
|NFA 9th Grade Orientation
The new date for the 9th Grade NFA Orientation is August 29th from 4-6PM.
|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.
|Newburgh Free Academy August 2017 Regents Schedule
The August Regents schedule for NFA is available here. Students need to arrive by 7:30AM for morning exams and 11:30 for afternoon exams.
|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 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.
|NFA Dance Ensemble Travels to Disney for Ears for the Arts Series
The Newburgh Free Academy Dance Ensemble was recently in the sunshine state of Florida for the Disney's Ears for the Arts Youth Performance Series.
|Excelsior Academy Students Travel to Ecuador For Global Service Learning Project
Students from the Newburgh Free Academy North Campus Excelsior Academy set out to change the world recently as they embarked on a trip to Ecuador.
|2017-2018 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.
|NFA Nursing Students Graduation Recap
Recently, Newburgh Free Academy North Campus seniors celebrated the culmination of their internship held at Elant at Meadow Hill
|Graduates, Diplomas Are Ready!
You may pick up your diploma Mondays – Thursdays from 8 AM to 12 PM in the Main Office at NFA Main Campus. Only the graduate may pick up the diploma. Please bring ID. If you received a cord, it must be returned in order to pick up the diploma.
|Congratulations to the Class of 2017
On Thursday, June 22, 2017, 602 graduates walked across Academy Field and received high school diplomas as the Class of 2017. Congratulations to all of our young scholars!
|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.
|NFA Graduation Information
Information on both the graduation ceremony and graduation rehearsal on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 is now available.
|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.
|$105,000 in Local Scholarships Awarded to Graduating NFA Seniors
The NFA Class of 2017 earned over $105,000 in scholarships at the district’s Annual Scholarship and High Honors Awards Night on Thursday, June 1, 2017 .
|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.
|NFA North Band and Chorus Travelled to Disney
The NFA North Band and Chorus, led by Ms Hannah Butler, recently headed down to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
|Dr. Padilla Meets with NFA Student Advisory Council Members
Students from the NFA Student Advisory Council met with Superintendent Padilla earlier today to discuss the end of the year and the focus for the upcoming year.
|NFA CVRT Team Places 7th in the World
The CVRT Team has returned from London and placed 7th out of over 400 teams.
|Senior Spotlight: Meet Our Valedictorian & Salutatorian
Our Senior Spotlight Series will highlight different seniors throughout June. First up is our Valedictorian Katherine Gravel and Salutatorian Juan Peticco.
|NFA Fashion Design Students Host 2017 Fashion Show
Students from the NFA Career and Technical Education Fashion Design pathway held their culminating Annual Fashion Show on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
|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.
|Aristophanes' The Birds at NFA Black Box Theatre
Join NFA students as the perform Aristophanes' The Birds. On Friday May 19th at 7PM, and Saturday, May 20th at 4PM and 7PM.
|Unified Sports is a Huge Hit at NFA
Recently, our Goldbacks proudly took part in the first Unified Sports Basketball Games in Section 9. An inclusive sports program that unites Special Olympic athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and partners (individuals without inte
|Night of Senior Talks at the Mount - Wed. May 24th
Come and join NFA North's seniors as they present their Senior Talks at the Mount. This year's topics range from greed and the economy to gender equality and cultural stigmas.
|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.
|NFA Fashion Show - May 17th - Tickets Available Now
The NFA Fashion show will be held on May 17th in the NFA Main Auditorium. Doors open at 6:45PM. Tickets are available now in the NFA Bookstore.
|Come out and Support the CVRT Team
Come out and support the CVRT Team this Saturday at the Newburgh Elks Lodge at 356 Washington Street in Newburgh. From Noon until 6PM. Enjoy some food, fun, and friends, all for a good cause!
|2016-2017 Regents Exam Schedule
The regents will run from June 13 through June 20th. A full schedule of regent exam times and dates is available.
|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
|PowderPuff Football Game - Mon. May 8th
The annual Powder Puff Football game is May 5, 2017 on Academy Field at 5:30PM until 7:30PM. Gates will open at 4:30PM. It is free admission and there will be food for sale. Rain date is Monday, May 8th, 2017.
|NFA CVRT Heads to London for Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) Drivers World Championship
The NFA Concept Vehicle Racing Team (NFA CVRT) earned 3rd place at the 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) Drivers World Championship of the Americas on April 30, 2017.
|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.
|Spring College Fair at NFA North Campus
All NFA students and their families are invited to the Spring College Fair at NFA North Campus on Wednesday, April 26, from 6:30PM to 8:00PM.
|Take Our Surveys: Information Session Feedback & Early Literacy
These surveys help the district make decisions about future events and initiatives
|USA Today Community Voting
Two Excelsior students made it to the voting round in USA Today's A Community Thrives grant. Vote for them everyday!
|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.
|NFA Black History Club Celebrates Trailblazers 2017
On Friday, February 24, 2017, the Newburgh Free Academy Black History Club honored trailblazers in the community who tirelessly pave the way for student enlightenment and success.
|Excelsior Academy Informational Sessions
Excelsior Academy will be holding an informational session on both Saturday, March 25th at 10AM and on Monday, March 27th at 7PM. They will be held in the NFA North Campus Auditorium.
|Addams Family Musical by NFA North Theatre Emsemble
On March 23-25, NFA North students will be performing the comedy musical The Addams Family.
|Excelsior Academy and NFA West Applications Now Available
Excelsior Academy and NFA West are now accepting applications for next school year.
|NYSSBA News Features NFA Nurses Aide Training Program
NYSSBA News Features NFA Nurses Aide Training Program at Elant at Meadow Hill.
|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.
|NFA Extra Help - After School Tutorials
Extra help is available in English, Math, Social Studies and Science on Mondays through Thursdays from 2:30-3:30. You must sign up prior to attending.
|NECSD Announces Empty Bowls 2017
On Thursday, April 6, 2017, Newburgh Free Academy will host Empty Bowls 2017 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the North Cafeteria at the NFA Main Campus.
|NFA Biology Students Participate in Scientist-Mentored Study
NFA Main Campus Advanced Placement Biology students participated in a scientist-mentored, National Institute of Health funded, American Botanical Society project of curriculum study.
|Black Culture: The Power within Black Art - Feb. 24
The NFA Black History Club is presenting a talent showcase on Friday, February 24, 2017
|Science Research Students Travel to Eastern Regional JSHS
On Saturday jan 28th, science research students traveled to the Eastern Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) to observe NFA North senior Jazmin Phipps present her research
|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.
|NFA Students Set to Perform Grease - March 10-11
NFA Students will perform the musical Grease on March 10th and 11th. Tickets are $10 or $8 Senior Citizens/Children under 12
|Hope For The Warriors Fundraiser at NFA Basketball Game
he fundraiser will take place at the boys varsity basketball game at NFA on Friday, February 10th at 6:30PM.
|Celebration of the Arts - Cocoa and Create
Celebrating the visual arts through teacher-led, hands-on projects! Experience the power of creating!
|NFA Debate Team Participates in Columbia U Tournament
Members of the Newburgh Free Academy Debate Team participated in the Columbia University tournament on January 20th and 21st.
|High School Photography Juried Exhibition Last Days
NFA High School student's photographs are on display at Gallery 66, 66 Main St. Cold Spring from Jan. 6-29. Hours: Friday-Sun, 12-5pm.
|NFA North Parents Breakfast
The Newburgh Free Academy North Campus held a special Parents Breakfast and Information Session on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.
|2017 January NFA Regents Schedule
The January Regents schedule is now posted. January 24- 27 are Regents day at NFA
|NFA Upcoming Blood Drive
NFA Main Campus will be holding a Blood Drive on Thursday, February 2, 2017 in the Girls Gym from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Please donate and help save lives in our community.
|BMI School Examination Letter
As part of a required school health examination, a student is weighed and his/her height is measured. These numbers are used to figure out the student’s body mass index or ‘BMI’.
|Kindergarten Registration & District Wide Open Houses
Information on the upcoming Kindergarten Registration and the district-wide open houses is now available.
|New York State Seal of Biliteracy
Scholars have the opportunity to earn the NYS Seal of Biliteracy! The NYS Seal of Biliteracy is a formal recognition of a student's proficiency in English and one or more languages other than English.
|The 2016 PSAT results are now available!
The 2016 PSAT results are now available to those students who provided an email address during the 2016 PSAT test administration. Students should check the email address they provided for an email
|Excelsior Students Head to Ecuador
The Foundation for Leadership and Youth Travel Education (FLYTE) has announced a partnership with Newburgh Free Academy Excelsior Academy’s Global to Local.
|Goldback Basketball Family Day
On Saturday November 26th the Newburgh Varsity Boys Basketball team led by Head Coach Matt Brown held the 2nd Annual Goldback Family Day.
|Newburgh's Lexi Lawson Speaks with Orange Mag.
District alumni Lexi Lawson is featured in the most recent issue of Orange Magazine.
|The Grinch is Coming to NFA
Newburgh Free Academy’s performance of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch comes alive on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3, 2016. With over 200 students involved in the performance.
|NFA Clothing Drive Extended to December 16
Don't need it anymore? Don't throw it away! Donate it and support the used clothing drive.
|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.
|Two NFA Students to Represent the District at NYSSMA
Supriya Makam and Laura Wurster will represent NFA at the New York State School Music Association All State Festival this Thursday through Sunday where they will rehearse with world renowned conductors and then perform.
|NFA Blood Drive - Thursday December 1st!
There will be a blood drive in the girl’s gym from 8AM until 2PM on Thursday, December 1st. Come out and help save a life.
|A Look Back at the College and Career Fair
Representatives from over 150 public, private, trade and technical institutions were on hand to speak about the admissions process in the NFA Main Campus Auditorium.
|NFA: Almost, Maine NFA Drama Production
This weekend the new Before Broadway Theatre Co. at NFA Main will present it's premier production of Almost, Maine in the Black Box Theatre.
|Boys Varsity Soccer Team's Section 9 Championship
It is with great pride that we celebrate our Boys Varsity Soccer Team's Section 9 Championship win over Monroe Woodbury Tuesday night at Faller Field in Middletown.
|NFA Cosmetology Clinic is Back!
The NFA Cosmetology Clinic is opening on November 18th from 7:15am until 10:00am. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments appreciated. They will be open every Friday. You can call at 845-563-5557
|NFA College Planning & College and Career Fair
The NFA College Planning Night and College and Career Fair will both take place on the night of November 2nd.
|NFA Announces Students Selected for All-State
The Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus is pleased to announce that two students have been selected to the All State Ensembles and one student has been selected as an alternate.
|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.
|NFA College Planner
The NFA College planner will help you keep track of your college journey. It includes information on applying to college. taking the SATs/ACTs, visiting colleges, college essays and interviews, student resumes, NCAA eligibility, and more.
|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.
|NFA Blood Drive
There will be a Blood Drive at NFA Main Campus on Thursday, September 29th, from 8AM-2PM in the girl’s gym. Please help save lives and Donate!
|Mercy College Fall Registration
|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.
|NFA August Graduation Recap
On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, the Newburgh Free Academy Summer Graduation was held at the NFA Main Campus. Congratulations to the Newburgh Free Academy August Class of 2016!
|Save Our Sons Strengthens Newburgh Solidarity
On Saturday, the NFA North Campus held the Save Our Sons summit, jointly sponsored by the Newburgh Enlarged City School District, the Newburgh Armory Unity Center, and One Village NY.
|2016 August Regents Information
You can now download the August Regents Information Packet, which contains important information. The August Regents are August 17th and 18th
|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.
|NFA Senior Student Parking Permit Application
The student parking permit application is now available for download on the student activites page of the NFA website.
|Newburgh Teachers Plant Seeds For Future Global Service Learning In Galapagos
With Fund for Teachers Grant, Excelsior Academy Teachers Research Service Learning for Newburgh Youth
|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.