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|6th Grade Orientation Registration Available
6th Grade Orientations will be taking place at the end of the summer for Heritage, South, Temple Hill and Meadow Hill Schools. Please take a minute to RSVP if you plan on having your child attend.
|South Middle School Announces 6th Grade Orientation - Register here!
Get to Know SMS! Arrival/Dismissal Procedures. Team Building. Tour of SMS! How to read a schedule, progress reports & report cards. Lock & Locker Practice!
|Transition Toolkits for Parents: PreK-K, 5th-6th, and 8th-9th
The Transition Toolkits give parents information on helping their students make the big moves in their educational careers a little bit easier.
|Supply Lists Now Available
Supply lists are available for parents to review. As more supply lists are provided they will be added. Pre-K and Fostertown recently added.
|South Middle School Celebrates "South Day"
Scholars at South Middle School celebrated another year with a variety of activities on the last day of school.
|Scholars Enjoy Lunch and Legos at Newburgh Free Library
Earlier this week the Newburgh Free Library facilitated a lego station during lunch time. Scholars were able to enjoy their lunch and then spend a few minutes experimenting with architecture and engineering with legos.
|Parents Engage in Conversation with Nationally Renowned Education Speaker & School Leadership Expert
Parents and families participated in a regular Parent Café event, hosted by Family and Community Engagement. The guest for this session was Principal Kafele, a nationally renowned education speaker and school leadership expert.
|South Middle School Celebrates 8th Graders Moving to High School
South Middle School celebrated their 8th grade scholars who will be entering high school next year. The celebration was held at Newburgh Free Academy and welcomed family, friends, and community members to honor the scholars.
|Free Summer Meals in Newburgh and New Windsor Open to ALL Children 18 and Younger
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District will launch their Free Summer Meals program with a collaborative event with Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, and local community agencies.
|South Middle School Celebrates a Successful Year and Talks Physics
Eighth grade students at South Middle School visited Lake Compounce. Students celerbated a successful year and had the opportunity to observe the laws of physics and discuss how they play out on theme park rides and our everyday lives.
|Immunization Requirements Update
|South Middle School Scholars Visit Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ms. Janice Greenop of South Middle School coordinated a trip to the Metropolian Museum of Art for three groups of middle school scholars. Enjoy some photos from their trip!
|Newburgh Free Library Opens A Universe of Stories
Stop by the Main or Branch locations of the Newburgh Free Library and sign up for the Summer Reading Program. There are programs for youth of all ages, and adults too! Registration begins June 17, but continues throughout the summer.
|South Middle School Scholars Visit with Co-Valedictorian
Scholars from South Middle School learned from co-Valedictorian Matthew Stridiron when he went back to visit former teachers, Ms. Conchetta Carbone and Ms. Cynthia Donohue.
|South Middle School Celebrates "Q's Crew"
South Middle School held a celebration for groups of students who are affectionately known as "Q's Crew." A group of students from each lunch period volunteer to help Mr. Q, a custodian at South Middle School clear the lunch tables.
|South Middle School Teachers Celebrate "Vocabulary Superstars"
This year South Middle School teachers Mrs. Sukhai and Mr. Hickey challenged students to get 100% on every vocabulary quiz and to learn more than 250 words.
|South Middle School June 2019 Calendar
Many events are happening this week and next at South Middle School. Take a look at the calendar to learn more.
|South Middle School Students Celebrate Third Annual Elephant Day
South Middle School students celebrated the third annual Elephant Day by hosting elephant themed activities geared toward raising money. The group has donated the money raised, about $500, to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
|Sound Recording Class is Available for ESYP 2019
In this brand new program, students will work with and discover the world of sound recording and technology through hands on projects.
|Announcing the NECSD School Store
Announcing the NECSD School Store! The store will be open until Sunday, June 16th!
|South Middle School 7th Graders Visit Purple Heart Museum and New Windsor Cantonment
7th grade students at South Middle School attended the Purple Heart Museum and the New Windsor Cantonment on May 30th as part of their social studies education, having studied the first half of US History this year.
|2019-2020 Talent Development Program
Our district’s Talent Development Program provides scholars with classroom settings and additional learning opportunities that develop their special talents and abilities in grades K-8.
|ESYP Middle School Musical will be James and the Giant Peach, Jr.! Spaces Still Available.
The Extended Summer Year Program will be offering a program that will allow middle schools students to perform in a musical. The musical selected is James and the Giant Peach. The teacher will be Mrs. Fay Pacht.
|NECSD Providing Amazing Learning Opportunities Chromebooks for Scholars
During the 2018-19 school year, the Newburgh Enlarged City School District embarked on a goal of giving scholar’s access to Chromebooks.
|NFA North Certified Nurse Aide Program and Partnerships Highlighted
The NFA North Certified Nurse Aide Program and Partnerships were highlighted in Sunday's paper. Take a moment to read about our collaboration with prestigious community organizations to prepare our scholars for college and career.
|NECSD Empire State After School Program Drumline
View a quick "promotional" video for the NECSD Empire State After School Program Drumline.
|South Middle School Inducts Students to National Junior Honor Society
New members of the South Middle School National Junior Honor Society were inducted into the chapter. Members were honored for their demonstration of Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character, and Citizenship.
|Empire State After-School Program Parent/Student/Staff Surveys
Student, parents, and staff of the Empire After-School Program please complete the following surveys. You feedback is essential in our decision making process.
|Newburgh Free Academy Names Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Newburgh Free Academy is proud to announce Co-Valedictorians Martin Peticco and Matthew Stridiron as Valedictorian and Sydney Reede as Salutatorian of the class of 2019.
|Voters Approved All Propositions for 2019-2020
On Tuesday, May 21, NECSD residents approved the district’s school budget, thelibrary budget, the Transportation limit, Proposition 4: District-wide Capital Improvement, Proposition 5: District-Wide Capital Improvement, and elected three BOE members.
|NFA Cross Country Team Mentors Lap4Life's Youth Running Program for Second Consecutive Year
The program is a way for the Cross Country Team to get involved in community service while teaching the youth about a sport they feel passion toward - running! The foundation strives to bring the greater Newburgh community together.
|South Middle School Celebrates Poem in your Pocket Day!
tudents were greeted with poems on their lockers in the morning (posted by members of the 6th grade MBK), and were encouraged to read or recite their poem to an administrator for a prize!
|Letter from building principal, Dr. Buon
|South Middle School Performed Spring Concert
South Middle School held their spring concert with included performances from orchestra, concert orchestra, 8th grade band, 6th grade chorus, concert band, and 7th & 8th grade chorus. Progam and photos included.
|South Middle School Students Make Their Own Instruments
The objective was to create and perform on an instrument that they have made out of materials they have found. The purpose of the project was to demonstrate their ability to create and perform on an instrument that they have made.
|Google Certified Teachers Recognized at Board of Education Meeting
Teachers were announced by Mr. John Krouskoff, Executive Director for Information and Technology and took photos with Board President, Ms. Carole Mineo, and Superintendent, Dr. Roberto Padilla.
|SMS Scholars Attend Girls World Expo and Mount Saint Mary College
On April 14th, Ms. Karen Perez took South Middle School students to the Girls World Expo and Mount Saint Mary College.
|South Middle School Hosts Talent Show for Perfect Attendance
6th, 7th, and 8th graders who attained perfect attendance for the previous month were invited to watch the student performers in the auditorium. The acts included singing and dancing, playing musical instruments, and even a couple of magicians.
|IMPORTANT - Town of New Windsor ButterHill Water System Notice
|Letter from Orange County Commissioner of Health regarding Measles
|The District to Launch Energy Performance Contract
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District is excited to announce the district’s energy performance contract (EPC) project.
|Upcoming Capital Bond Open Forums
Come learn about the proposed Capital Bond project and ask questions as you prepare to vote on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
|Letter from Deputy Superintendent Regarding Policy #5100
The school district has a policy that outlines the expectations for student attendance. A copy of Policy number 5100 Comprehensive Student Attendance is available on the school district website NewburghSchools.org.
|NECSD Celebrates All District Elementary Music Festival
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District celebrated the All District Elementary Music Festival earlier this month. The celebration included performances in chorus, band, and orchestra. Each ensemble was comprised of students from all elementaries.
|Science Explorations Program at Horizons Experiences Continued Success
Ms. Carey, teacher at South Middle School, and Mrs. Winfield-Corbett, teacher at Meadow Hill School, are proud to showcase the success of learners in their science class as the program comes to a close.
|South Middle School Performs Annie, Jr.
Directed and Choreographed by Ms. Caroline Curtis. Annie Jr. was performed in the Edward J. Mucci Auditorium at South Middle School.
|NECSD Day is Friday, April 12, 2019!
This 4th annual event is an opportunity for all of us to demonstrate our district pride. Team NECSD Day is a celebration of us! The district has a lot to be proud of and we would like to use this day to commemorate what makes us great.
|South Middle School Celebrates 350 Honor Roll Scholars
Approximately 350 scholars were celebrated for achieving placement on the honor roll at South Middle School. Parents and families were invited to celebrate the achievement of these scholars.
|South Middle School Welcomes 350 Attendees to 6th Annual Books and Breakfast Event
Over 50 faculty and staff volunteers arrived bright and early on a Saturday morning to support 350 students and their families at South Middle School’s 6th Annual Books and Breakfast event.
|South Middle School Scholars Collect Jeans for Those in Need
“Other clothes are more dispensable, but jeans last longer. They’re durable, they don’t get sweat stains, and you can wear them all year long. And sometimes you just feel better about yourself when you have a nice pair of jeans on too.” Bianca Knox
|South Middle School Teachers and Scholars Bring History to Life
Ever wonder what it would have been like to be in a Speakeasy during the 1920s? Well, students in Ms. Connolly and Ms. Spagnoli’s classes had a chance to find out!
|Letter from the Superintendent About Capital Bond Project
We invite you to read Dr. Padilla’s letter about the proposed Capital Bond, Propositions (Nos. 4 and 5), to be placed on the ballot for our School Budget Vote/Board Election, that will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
|South Middle School Hosts Black History Month Celebration
South Middle School hosted a Black History Month Celebration earlier this year. The event was filled with performances, a themed “scavenger hunt,” food, music, and dance to honor black history.
|South Middle School Home Runs Engage Philanthropically
South Middle School students, faculty, and staff raised money for our local families who are dealing with any type of Cancer through Sparrow’s Nest.
|Empire After-School Program Registration still available for Spring.
Registration for the Empire State After-School Program is available for students in grades 6-12. Register online now. Space is limited!
|Author Cheryl Wills Speaks with Elementary and Middle School Scholars About Her Family History
Author and News Anchor Cheryl Wills, spoke to 4th and 8th grade students at the Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus Auditorium on Tuesday, March 19. Ms. Wills told the story of her family, who are descendants of slaves from Tennessee.
|Young Artists Celebrated at All-District Art Show
The All District Art Show at the Ritz Lobby included 375 pieces of student-generated artwork. Over 400 people attended the opening reception.
|South Middle School Scholars Create Colors and Develop Creative Descriptions for Benjamin Moore
Students in Ms. Angela Cacace’s 6th grade class invented and named their own color and sent their color swatches and descriptions to Benjamin Moore to be judged.
|South Middle School Celebrates National Pi Day!
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.
|Four South Middle School Scholars honored with Sojourner Truth Award at SUNY Orange
Four South Middle School scholars were honored with the Sojourner Truth Award at SUNY Orange on Friday night. These students were nominated and selected in one of ten areas.
|NFA PTECH Scholars Host She Can STEM Event for Middle School Girls
High school scholars from Newburgh Free Academy PTECH hosted She Can STEM, an event that focused on young girls and women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields.
|NECSD Enjoys 4th Annual Superintendent's Celebration of the Arts
This year, the celebration showcased instrumental music. The celebration included an Empire Drum Line Processional, a Introduction from Dr. Padilla, performance by All-State Trombone Player, and a Ukulele Ensemble.
|A Letter from Dr. Padilla Regarding Internet Safety/Una carta del Dr. Padilla sobre la seguridad en Internet
|Security Guards Refresh Basic First-Aid Skills
Security guards across the district refreshed their basic first aid skills as part of their professional development.
|South Middle School Celebrates Perfect Attendance!
Scholars at South Middle School were invited to an event to celebrate all 7th graders who achieved perfect attendance for the month of January.
|Jeans 'n Need Service Project at South Middle School
Scholars enrolled in the Empire State After School Program at South Middle School are working on a community outreach program collecting jeans for those in need.
|Breakfast Program in Newburgh Schools Ranks Third in National Survey for Second Straight Year!
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District maintained its high standing, as part of the annual Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) annual school district-level report for the 2017-2018 school year.
|South Middle School in Celebrating Black History Month!
Join South Middle School for their Black History Month Celebration on Thursday, February 28th from 5pm - 7pm in the cafeteria.
|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!
|South MS Families: Books and Breakfast Registration - March 9, 2019
Books-n-Breakfast is an educational and social event that promotes parental awareness regarding their child’s education. We warmly invite our students and their families to enjoy a buffet-style, gourmet breakfast served in our school cafeteria.
|Newburgh Middle Schools Launch Advanced Learning Partnerships
Newburgh Middle Schools launched their partnership with Advanced Learning Partnerships. Social Studies teachers and Instructional Technology Facilitators (ITF) from our middle and K-8 buildings, met at Temple Hill Academy to launch the partnership.
|South Middle School Scholars Travel to Westchester Broadway Theatre with Empire State After School Program
Students laughed, danced, and were struck by this powerful experience. They also examined the dress of the 1920s and experienced the heartbreak and vitality that defined the experience of African Americans during the Harlem Renaissance.
|It's Cold & Flu Season. Know When to Stay Home and When to Return!
It's Cold & Flu Season. Take a few minutes to learn for signs of when your child should stay home during an illness and/or return to school after an illness.
|Letter from the Superintendent Concerning Recent Media Coverage
I am writing to you to shed light on some questions you may have regarding recent media coverage of our schools. At our last Board of Education Meeting, a presentation about our English Language Arts (ELA), Math, and Science scores was given..
|Superintendent's Celebration of the Arts - February 21, 2019 - 5PM until 7PM - Register Now
The annual Superintendent's Celebration of the Arts will be held at NFA Main Campus and will focus on Instrumental Music.
|Goldbacks in the News! NFA JV Boys Basketball Team Plays with Heart
Take a moment to read the full article!
|Meadow Hill School in Contest to Win Outdoor Fitness Equipment
Meadow Hill School is participating in a contest for a Project Fit America grant! People ages 13 and older can vote every day from each email account. Last year Meadow Hill was in this contest and placed 8th out of 77 schools.
|Attention All District Families: Take the Annual K12 Insight Survey
We’re committed to working with you to prepare our students to be tomorrow’s leaders. Only by listening to our community can we ensure our schools are setting up all our students for excellence.
|Heritage and South Middle School Math Teams Compete in Mid-Hudson Junior Math League Playoffs
The Heritage Middle School and South Middle School Math Teams competed in the Mid-Hudson Junior Math League Playoffs in Goshen earlier this month. The competition consists of four different sections.
|South and Heritage Middle School Scholars Enjoy Ski Club Trip
Scholars from South Middle School and Heritage Middle School took a trip as part of their Ski Club. Enjoy a photo of the group.
|Information about Upcoming School Nurse Report
Our school nurses will be reporting to the New York State Department of Health regarding student weight status category (based on BMI percentile) for grades Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 8th and 11th.
|Open Houses for Students Entering 9th Grade
Attention 8th grade Goldbacks and families! Please join us for our four Open House events as you and your child prepare to enter high school in the fall. All open house events begin at 7pm.
|Resources for Families Impacted by the Government Shutdown
To support families affected by the federal government shutdown, the Newburgh Enlarged City School District has identified possible services and resources to assist families during these challenging circumstances.
|Letter from the Orange County Department of Health
Letter from the Orange County Department of Health regarding measles.
|South Middle School Scholars Perform A Wrinkle in Time
Enjoy photos from South Middle School's production of A Wrinkle in Time.
|South Middle School Scholars Celebrate Perfect Attendance!
Scholars from South Middle School were invited to a special breakfast to celebrate their achievement of having perfect attendance. Family members were invited to enjoy the accomplishment as well.
|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.
|Our New Goldback has Landed
Our new Goldback mascot design has arrived. We have also introduced a Goldie-Back for our youngest scholars.
|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!
|Principal Kafele, International Renowned Education Speaker and Author Speaks to Scholars
Principal Kafele, international renowned education speaker and author, spoke with My Brother's Keeper scholars at Balmville Elementary School and South Middle School last week. Principal Kafele discussed the five ingredients for success.
|Open House for 5th Graders Entering 6th Grade.
South Middle School and Heritage Middle School's 6th grade open houses are coming up. SMS will be on Thursday, November 29th, and HMS will be December 10th.
|A Letter from Office of the County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus
Please take a moment to read a letter from Office of the County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and the Orange County Department of Health.
|South Middle School Hosts Thanksgiving Meal with Families and Students
Prior to the dinner celebration, parents had the opportunity to attend workshops on Google Classroom, the Parent Portal, and mental health resources.
|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.
|South Middle School Scholars Visit Storm King Art Center
Students self selected pieces to explore, making observations and inferences about the artwork. In addition, students also were led on docent tours to the climate change pieces that were on exhibition at the art center.
|Hour of Code at NFA North - Sign Ups Now Available!
NFA North will be hosting the annual Hour of Code at NFA North Campus on December 5 from 5:30-7:30. Open to all students K-12.
|Letter from the Superintendent Concerning Snow Closings and Delays
The following letter addresses information about closings, early dismissals, and delays due to weather.
|South Middle School Hosting: ThanksGiving Meal with South Middle School Family - Sign Up Information
South Middle School will be hosting a Thanksgiving Meal with families on Tuesday, November 20th from 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Attend Parent Workshops on different topics. Please RSVP by November 13th.
|South Middle School Hosts Breakfast for 6th Graders With Perfect Attendance Scholars!
South Middle School invited nearly half of their 6th grade class to a breakfast to celebrate perfect attendance in the month of October. Family members were also invited to the celebration.
|Teachers at South Middle School Dressed as Idioms to Celebrate Halloween!
Teachers at South Middle School dressed as idioms to celebrate halloween. An idiom is a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words
|South Middle School Presents: A Wrinkle in Time
South Middle School Presents: A Wrinkle in Time Thursday, November 15th and Friday, November 16th at 7pm in the Edward J. Mucci Auditorium at South Middle School.
|Scholars in Ms. Rivera’s ENL Class at SMS Present Their Myths
Sixth grade scholars in Ms. Rivera’s (English as a New Language) ENL developed myths and presented them to classmates, families, and friends. After reading myths, students developed their own stories each containing a hero and a villain.
|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!
|School Start/End Time Survey for Parents
Attention ALL parents of K-12 scholars, we're looking for your input! We're researching how start and end times of the school day impact our scholars and their families.
|School Safety Town Hall Meetings
Newburgh Enlarged City School District Superintendent Dr. Roberto Padilla invites families and community members to attend one of two school safety town hall meetings to gather input and address school campus safety concerns
|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.
|Parents Visit South Middle School for Fall in Love with Writing Author's Celebration
Scholars and their parents gathered in Ms. Rivera’s 6th grade English as a New Language (ENL) class for a special presentation. Scholars presented a personal narrative that they have been working on for the last couple of weeks.
|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.
|South Middle School Title I Parent Surveys
The SMS Title I Parent Survey is available in both English and Spanish. It is important for parents to take the survey as it impacts our decision making. Thank you for your time.
|South Middle School Welcomes New 6th Grade Scholars
All middle schools hosted a “411 of Middle School” event for incoming 6th grade scholars during the week leading up to the first day of school.
|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.
|Update Your Child's Bus Stop by August 13th!
If your child will be picked up or dropped off at a location other than your home address of record, an Alternate Stop Form must be submitted to the Transportation Department no later than August 13, 2018 for the start of the school year.
|Fall Sports Information
Fall sports start dates and fall sports clearance procedure is now available for review.
|Summer Learning Resources for Students and Parents
This summer, take some time to keep learning. Just because school isn't in session doesn't mean you can't find time to learn.
|School Supply Lists
Some school supplies lists are now available for download here on the district website. More schools should be available in the near future, keep checking back.
|South Middle Welcomed New 6th Grade Scholars!
Attendees shared lunch, met new friends, faculty and staff, listened to a presentation about the school, and traveled throughout the building on a scavenger hunt.
|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!
|Seventh and Eighth Graders Visit Storm King Art Center
On June 15, 2018 Mrs. Alexis McKoy-Yakle's 7th and 8th grade students went to Storm King Art Center. They completed hands-on activities in all four subjects and had rich conversations about the art they viewed.
|The District's Transition to Google is Underway
The district will be transitioning to Google on July 1, 2018. Check out the latest news on this transition.
|Kick Off to Middle School BBQ - June 26, 2018
South MS, Meadow Hill School, Temple Hill Academy, and Heritage MS will be hosting a Transitioning to Middle School BBQ on June 26, 2018
|Empire Drumline Performs at 6th Annual Newburgh Illuminated Festival
Empire Drumline is one of the classes offered during the Empire After-school Program at Temple Hill Academy. The Drumline course will be offered during the Empire Enrichment Program this summer at Mount Saint Mary College.
|Liberty Partnership Program Through SUNY Orange
SUNY Orange Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) targets youth in the district who attend Heritage MS, South MS as well as NFA and have been identified as at risk for dropping out of school.
|Newburgh Free Academy Basketball Guest Coach Workouts - Grades 6-12
NFA Basketball Guest Coach to Host Workouts with Guest Coach
|Goldbacks in the News! South Middle School Exceptional Learners and Student Government Interviewed
Scholars from South Middle School Exceptional Learners and Student Government were interviewed by the Mid-Hudson Times “What Kids Say Section.” Students were featured in the May 23, 2018 edition.
|NFA JV Baseball Team Finishes Season With a Win!
The NFA JV Baseball team finished their season tonight with a 4-2 win at home over Cornwall, improving their record to 12-7 for the season.
|Extended School Year Program Registration Now Available
The 2018 Extended School Year Program includes various academic programs throughout the grade levels.
|Important Letter from Dr. Roberto Padilla, Superintendent of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District
|Newburgh Youth Leadership Summit and Enlightenment Expo - This weekend!
We hope to see you at the inagural Newburgh Youth Leadership Summit and Enlightenment Expo, hosted by students from our Excelsior Academy! Saturday, May 19th Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus
|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.
|South Middle School 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony
Mark your calendar! South Middle School's 8th grade moving up ceremony has been scheduled!
|The Doo Wop Project Performs with Elementary and Middle School Choruses
Featuring stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, the Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate some of the greatest music in American history.
|All You Need Is LOVE... Third Annual NECSD Day Celebrated Across The District!
See a photo slideshow here of how our schools all celebrated. This 3rd annual event was an opportunity for all of us to demonstrate our district pride. Team NECSD Day is a celebration of us!
|South Middle School Celebrates NECSD Day!
Students from South Middle School spent a few minutes during this gorgeous day to spell out the initials of their school encompassed by a heart!
|Students from South Middle School visit Metropolitan Museum of Art
50 of Mrs. Greenop’s 6th grade Social Studies students from South Middle School visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art looking for ways the modern world has been influenced by ancient cultures.
|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
|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.
|Wear your Rally for Ryan t-shirt and come out to support the Strike-out Cancer Classic this Saturday!
The Newburgh Free Academy Varsity Baseball team and their coach Scott Seabury are hosting the Strike-Out Cancer Classic to raise awareness and money for different forms of cancer this Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Delano-Hitch Stadium.
|You're Invited To Celebrate Love & Hope - Third Annual Team NECSD Day!
Get ready NECSD Family and Community... This Friday, 4/13, we will be celebrating our annual Team NECSD Day! This 3rd annual event is an opportunity for all of us to demonstrate our district pride.
|SMS Students as Part of My Brother's Keeper Speak at MLK50 Community Event
Students from South Middle School presented at the Black History Committee of the Hudson Valley’s MLK50 event. MLK50 was a collaborative event that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
|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."
|SAVE THE DATE! Newburgh Launches My Brother's Keeper on 4/21/18!
Come join us to learn more. See informational flyer here.
|South Middle School Hosted a Student vs. Staff Basketball
Students in grades 6-8 took on teachers, administrators, security guards, school counselors, substitute teachers, and custodians! Despite the slight advantage for students, staff was victorious with a final score of: 55-39.
|All-District Music Festival Celebration
Students from schools throughout the district joined voices and instruments to perform songs as a combined chorus, a combined band, and a combined orchestra.
|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
|Fine and Performing Arts Department Presented the 2018 All District Art Show
Artwork was on display at the Ritz Theater on Broadway in Newburgh from students ranging in age from Kindergarten to sixth grade. Artwork will be on display through the end of March 2018.
|Saturday's Are For STEAM! Thanks to Mount Saint Mary College.
The district's middle school aged scholars, grades 6th through 8th were invited to attend a free STEAM Academy event this past Saturday, March 17th at Mount Saint Mary College. Students gained hands on learning experience in a college setting.
|South Middle School Scholars Lived Part of History
Students were given a homework assignment and password, which needed to be given to the doormen in order to enter. Students were given a character to play. Students were required to know the history of their character and the manner in which they wer
|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.
|South Middle School Recognizes Honor Roll Students
Scholars who made the honor roll at South Middle School were recognized at an award ceremony last week. Students of the Month and students who received Distinguished Citizenship Honors were also recognized.
|South Middle School Presents: The Wiz
The SMS Spring Musical Production of "The Wiz" will be Friday, March 9th and Saturday, March 10th at 7pm. Suggested Donation $10 for adults / $7 for students and seniors.
|South Middle School Students Visit Black Rock Forest
Since early November, the students have been quietly raising Brook trout in their classroom. Black Rock Forest has been facilitating Brook trout in the classroom as a means to educate our youth regarding their depleting habitat, specifically the nee
|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.
|South Middle School Students Visit Marist College and Develop a Partnership
Six seventh graders and two sixth graders from South Middle School had an amazing experience at Marist College. They were engaged and asked great questions considering it was their first time being on a college campus.
|Important follow-up message from our Superintendent
|South Middle School Scholars raise $1,000 for Leukemia Lymphoma Society!
South Middle School put this year’s district mantra into motion and collected money for Leukemia Lymphoma Society‘s “Pennies for Patients” program.
|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.
|South Middle School Hosts Movie Night: SCREENAGERS
amilies enjoyed popcorn and the movie. Afterward, Ms. Jen Ostrow, social worker and Mr. Kareem Donaldson, school counselor led a discussion about the movie and the emotional health of students as it relates to technology.
|South Middle School Hosts 5th Annual Books & Breakfast Event
Attracting more than 300 people on Saturday morning, SMS welcomed families, and many brought their own!
|Student Government at South Middle School Hosts: Screenagers. All are welcome!
We are thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time. Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Join us to
|Books and Breakfast Open to Everyone at South Middle School!
South Middle School is hosting Books and Breakfast event this Saturday, February 10, 2018. Sign ups are required!
|The Mid-Hudson Times Poses Question to South Middle School Students
Each week, the Mid-Hudson Times poses questions to students. This week, their question was:
|Ms. Rose's Exceptional Learners Class celebrates January birthdays!
Four students celebrated their 12th and 14th birthdays.
|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.
|South Middle School Families: Scoliosis Screening at SMS
During the next several weeks, the nurses in the Health Office will be conducting postural screenings at SMS.
|Update To District Calendar
The Board of Education recently approved changes to the district calendar concerning January 25 and 30th.
|South Middle School Faculty of the Week
South Middle School has received over 200 peer nominations for Faculty of the Week
|Books & Breakfast for South Middle School Families Now Available
Books and Breakfast is a family event for South Middle School families that will take place in the morning of February 10, 2018.
|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!
|South Middle School Students Adopt 4 familites
Mr. Maher and Ms. Cellai supported students as they organized a food, clothing, and toy drive. Student Government students collected the majority of the food throughout the school.
|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
|South Middle School performs Winter Concert
South Middle School performed their Winter Concert last week, featuring Concert Orchestra, 6th grade Chorus, Concert Band, and 7th & 8th grade Chorus.
|South Middle School Students Celebrate Elephant Day!
Students from South Middle School honored Elephant Day 2017 by hosting elephant themed activities geared toward raising money to be donated to a student selected organization.
|South Middle School Drama Department Presents: Hoodie
This middle school vignette play examines self-image and appearance. Middle schoolers face a tornado of questions every day. What do I wear? What if I wear the wrong thing? What is she wearing? What do I look like? Stop looking at me!
|Middle School Selection sheets are due soon!
Take a few minutes to watch videos from two of our Middle Schools before you hand in your selection!
|South MS PTG Family Morning Movie: Star Wars The Last Jedi
On December 16, 2017, the SMS PTG will be hosting a Family Morning Movie at Showtime Cinemas. Tickets are $6 per person
|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.
|Over 70 South Middle School students learn about art and visit Storm King Art Center
Throughout the day, students in multiple classes had an opportunity to create their own sculpture while incorporating elements of things they learn in their English class.
|South Middle School class celebrates Thanksgiving!
Ms. Lydia Rose and her mixed class of 6th - 8th grade Exceptional Learners celebrated Thanksgiving on Tuesday.
|Two young scholars teach Armory Board members chess!
Last week, two Newburgh students presented to the Newburgh Armory Unity Center Board of Directors.
|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.
|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.
|South Middle School King pin Tournament - Teacher Edition
South Middle School hosted a King pin Tournament this week to raise funds for student activities. King pin is a cross between dodge ball and... bowling.
|South Middle School Hosts King pin Tournament
What do you get when you cross dodge ball and bowling? King pin!
|Register Now for Newburgh Armory Unity Center Activities for Grades PreK-6th
Parents now is the time for you to take advantage of the free and educational opportunities available at the Newburgh Armory. They are offering the courses and activities for children Pre-K through Grade 6.
|Student Government at South Middle School hosts 3-3 basketball tournament
Student government hosted their first fundraiser to raise money for participation in student activities.
|South Middle School talks bullying and awards character
Dignity for All Students was a theme of this month’s assembly with presentations and two different performers throughout the day.
|Parent University is November 15, 2017 - Register now!
Join us for an exciting evening featuring fun events, parent sessions , grab and go dinner, and more. Plus Kids Academy is back for children ages 5 and up.
|School Board Recognition Week
School Board Recognition Week's purpose is to recognize school board members for their commitment to our students. The district will be spotlighting our school board members throughout the week. Stay tuned.
|Winter Sports Tryouts Reminder
All students interest in trying out for winter sports must report for tryouts after school. All athletes must have a yellow medical clearance slip. More information is available.
|South Middle School teachers visit Storm King Art Center!
Teachers from South Middle School visited Storm King Art Center to develop a partnership and learn about opportunities for students.
|The Newburgh Basics Campaign - A Great Start to Life!
The district is excited to announce the launch of a brand new progressive initiative through the district’s Family and Community Engagement office, The Newburgh Basics.
|Lights On For Afterschool Event - October 26, 2017
Support after-school programming & join us for an evening of family fun activities.
|NFA College Planning Night and College/Career Fair - Nov. 1, 2017
One night, both events. The College Planning Night will run from 5:00PM until 6:20PM. Then the College and Career Fair will begin at 6:30PM.
|Newburgh Enlarged City School District Accepted into National Network of Innovative School Districts
The district joins Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, will partner with other leading educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers from across the country.
|ALL EMPLOYEES: Open Enrollment Period for Health Benefits
The Open Enrollment Period runs from October 1 - November 30th. Everyone who is eligible for medical benefits, including those using the buy-out option, MUST participate.
|October is Family Involvement Month
October is Family Involvement Month throughout the district. Each school will be having participating events for families of their scholars. A complete list is now available.
|Strategic Planning Team's Kick-Off Meeting
Recently, the NECSD Strategic Planning Team had their kick off meeting and came together to discuss this school year’s focus.
|October Capital Bond Presentations
Two additional presentations, with the latest bond proposals, will be showcases at the October Board of Education Meetings. These will take place October 10th and October 24th.
|Community Blood Drive at NFA - September 28, 2017
We will be holding our NFA MAIN CAMPUS Blood Drive on Thursday September 28, 2017, in the Girls Gym, 201 Fullerton Avenue, Newburgh from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM. We have extended our hours so our community can donate as well.
|Race to the Mound 5K Fundraiser for NFA Goldback Ryan Danyluk
A Run to the Mound 5K Run / Walk will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Town of Newburgh Little League Complex in Honor of Ryan Danyluk. The run/ walk will begin at 9:00 am.
|South Middle School Open House - September 19th 5:30PM
South Middle School Open House will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 5:30PM. All SMS families are encouraged to attend.
|Reminder: BOE Community Forum Tonight and Saturday
The district will be holding a community forum on the Capital Bond Project tonight at 6PM in the BOE Auditorium and Saturday at 9AM.
|“School Is Cool” Program Provides Backpacks to over 500 NECSD Students
Students in the district are off to a great start after over 500 students received backpacks full of school supplies at the recent School is Cool event.
|An Update on Bus Passes and Routes
Families should have begun receiving their bus passes now. Bus routes are currently being finalized and should be posted soon.
|Parent Notification Letter about NECSD National School Lunch and Breakfast Program
Here is a parent notification letter from the Superintendent regarding NECSD participation in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs this school year.
|Superintendent's Welcome Back Letter
Dear NECSD Family and Friends, It has been a busy summer in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District...
|Orange County Department of Health Flu Vaccine Recommendations
The Orange County Department of Health and the Orange County Medical Society want you to be aware that the flu season will again be on its way.
|School is Cool - Back to School BBQ Bash - August 30th
Eligible families can receive school supplies by registering for a packed backpack. The event will take place August 30th at GAMS. Register now, supplies are limited.
|Some Information on the Upcoming Solar Eclipse
On Monday, August 21, 2017, New York will be treated to a partial eclipse of the sun.
|School Supplies Lists
The school supply lists are now available for download. If your school is not listed please contact the school for information.
|School of Choice Letter to Parents/Guardians
Each year the New York State Education Department determines the status of our district and each school within the district. Student participation and performance on specific assessments at the elementary/middle level and at the high school are used
|Cheerleading Tryouts and First Day of Modified Sports
Due to schedule changes there has been changes to both the first day of modified sports and the cheerleading tryout schedule.
|2017-2018 Calendar Change - First Day of School
The revised 2017-2018 was approved at the recent BOE meeting. The first day of school is now scheduled for September 6, 2017
|Summer Enrichment Activities For Students
Included on this page are various resources for students to continue their learning over the summer.
|Public Community Bond Forums
The district will be holding three community bond forums in the BOE Auditorium in the month of August. Come out and learn more about the bond process, ask questions, and find out about the newest updates.
|NECSD Seeks Public Input on Bond Proposal to Make Newburgh Future-Ready
On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roberto Padilla unveiled a bond proposal which will be put forth to district voters during the 2017-2018 school year pending Board of Education approval.
|Fall 2017 Athletic Information Added
2017-2018 athletic documents including fall cheerleading tryout information, start date locations, home game locations, and placement information has been added.
|Extended School Year & Summer Program Information and Schedule
The Extended School Year Program is right around the corner. Information about each program that will be offered over the summer is available.
|Summer Meals Kickoff Event & Serving Locations
The Newburgh Summer Meals Program is having a kickoff event on July 6th at Delano Hitch, in addition, meal locations for the summer are now available.
|Reminder: Clarification for Last Week of School Schedule
June 21 and June 22 will be a full instructional day for all students. June 23rd will be a 1/2 day for HMS and MHS only, all other students on June 23rd will not attend.
|New Website Is Now Live
The district's new website is now live. We are currently making tweaks to get everything back up and running and hope the site is fully funtional by the end of the day Monday.
|BOE Election and Vote Today!
The BOE Election and Budget Vote will take place today, Tuesday May 16, 2017. Polls are open from Noon until 9PM.
|Letters from Superintendent to Parents Concerning Netflix Series, 13 Reasons Why
The intent of this letter is to make you aware of the popular Netflix original series
|CLARIFICATION: SMS Open House/ Choice Sheet
The South Middle School's Open House is scheduled for Monday, May 15, 2017 at 5:30PM. In addition, the deadline to submit school choice sheets has also been extended to Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
|Parent University and Community Day 2017
Parent University and Community Day 2017 is Saturday, May 6, 2017. Join us for a great day of fun and information.
|Take Our Surveys: Information Session Feedback & Early Literacy
These surveys help the district make decisions about future events and initiatives
|Team NECSD Day is Coming April 21, 2017
Team NECSD Day is a celebration of us! It's a celebration of the district and the community. We have a lot to be proud of and it's time to take a day to commemorate what makes us great.
|Excelsior Academy and NFA West Applications Now Available
Excelsior Academy and NFA West are now accepting applications for next school year.
|All District Art Show at the Ritz
On March 8th, the opening reception for the All District Art Show will beheld at the Lobby at the Ritz, 111 Broadway in Newburgh. The reception will run from 4 - 6 p.m.
|Aladdin Jr at South Middle School
SMS will be putting on a production of Aladdin Jr. on March 17th and March 18. Ticket order forms can be picked up in the main office or by calling 845.563.7000.
|Take the Hot Topics Survey for Curriculum Planning
The survey which will help with identifying the types of hot topics we should focus on during our upcoming Curriculum Planning Council discussions.
|Newburgh Students Unite for Hidden Figures Exploration
Over 100 scholars from five schools, united recently for an interdisciplinary exploration of Margot Shetterly’s Hidden Figures.
|Celebration of the Arts - Cocoa and Create
Celebrating the visual arts through teacher-led, hands-on projects! Experience the power of creating!
|Kindergarten Registration & District Wide Open Houses
Information on the upcoming Kindergarten Registration and the district-wide open houses is now available.
|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.
|South Middle School Hosts Books-n-Breakfast 2016
South Middle School students and their families recently attended Books-n-Breakfast 2016, an educational and social event designed to promote parental awareness regarding their child’s education.
|Reading Garden Grows at South Middle School Thanks to Lowe’s Grant
|Letter From Supt: Clown Costumes
The safety and security of our students and staff is always our first priority. There has been a recent spike in creepy clown sightings and hoaxes. Please read the full letter for more details.
|October is Family Involvement Month
October is Family Involvement Month, visit the family involvement site for more information.
|Letter From Supt: Calendar & Flu Season
|Important Calendar Change
The following changes have been made to the district calendar: October 4th schools are now closed, also on October 11th, schools are now closed. In addition, April 17th, schools will be in session.
|Parent University Registration
Registration is now available for the 2016 Parent University Youth and Family Summit. Register early as workshop space is limited
|District Surveys Closing Soon
The district currently has a few surveys available. Input is importance and helps to drive decisions. You can see a list of available surveys.
|Early Dismissal Drill on September 22nd
The district's annual drill of Early Dismissal Procedures is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2016. Students will be released 15 minutes early on September 22nd
|Parents: DTSDE Annual Survey
The district is inviting all parents to participate in our fourth annual Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness (DTSDE) Survey. The survey will be open Sept. 12–28.
|Modified Sport Announcements
The following document contains announcements that will be made over the first 5 days of school concerning modified sports.
|Reminder: Faculty Tech Survey
In collaboration with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a survey has been designed to guide our digital convergence. Please take the Survey on Effective Use and Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning.
|Newburgh Summer Meals
Kick-out Summer Hunger in Newburgh on July 6, 2016 at Delano Hitch Rec. Plus learn more about the summer meal program.