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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.
|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.
|Scholars Enjoy Lunch and Legos at Newburgh Free Library
Earlier this week the Newburgh Free Library facilitated a lego station during lunch time. Scholars were able to enjoy their lunch and then spend a few minutes experimenting with architecture and engineering with legos.
|Free Summer Meals in Newburgh and New Windsor Open to ALL Children 18 and Younger
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District will launch their Free Summer Meals program with a collaborative event with Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, and local community agencies.
|Temple Hill Academy Scholars in Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2 Celebrate Achievements at the June Grade Level Assemblies
Students received certificates for their improvements in reading and math. Graduates of iRead and those with perfect attendance were also recognized.
|Temple Hill Academy Scholars in Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2 participated in 'Game of Cones'
Students worked to advance their reading skills by successfully completing iRead units of study. Students were rewarded for 'leveling up' with a special ice cream party.
|Immunization Requirements Update
|Temple Hill Academy Second Grade Has an In House Field Trip With Mad Science
Mad Science came to the school with Fluffy the Baby T-Rex! The kids had a blast while learning some amazing facts about why we know what we know about dinosaurs.
|Temple Hill Scholars Made a Splash on Field Day
Temple Hill K-5 Scholars enjoyed a water soaked field day on June 20th. The rain held out but they dove into the fun activities, water games bounce slides and dancing.
|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.
|Temple Hill Academy Fourth Grade Science Fair
Temple Hill hosted their fourth grade science fair on Thursday, June 13th. Jayvon Cooper came in 1st place with his rubber egg experiment.
|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!
|Math Meet Winners Celebrated at June 4th BOE Meeting
5th Grade Math Meet Winners as well as 2nd and 3rd place teams were awarded at the June 4th BOE Meeting.
|2019-2020 Talent Development Program
Our district’s Talent Development Program provides scholars with classroom settings and additional learning opportunities that develop their special talents and abilities in grades K-8.
|Temple Hill Academy Hosts Eighth Grade Formal
Eighth graders at Temple Hill Academy had a blast at their formal dance on Thursday, June 6th with food and dancing.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Voters Approved All Propositions for 2019-2020
On Tuesday, May 21, NECSD residents approved the district’s school budget, thelibrary budget, the Transportation limit, Proposition 4: District-wide Capital Improvement, Proposition 5: District-Wide Capital Improvement, and elected three BOE members.
|NECSD Math Meets Season Recap
Eighty-one NECSD fifth grade scholars across the district were selected to participate in the 2019 Math Meet Competitions at the Board of Education. Nine students were selected to participate from each elementary school, based on NYS Grade 4 Math Te
|Temple Hill Students Learn About Raptors with Delaware Raptor Center director Bill Streeter
6th grade scholars met with Delaware Raptor Center director Bill Streeter on May 15th. Streeter enhanced scholar's knowledge of raptors and the impact DDT had on these types of birds.
|Antoinette Williamson of Temple Hill Academy Honored By The Mid-Hudson School Study Council With The "2019 Teaching Excellence Award"
Although Ms. Williamson has proven to have great academic success, it’s her ability to inspire a spirit of inquiry and love of learning that she brings to the classroom each and every day that makes her truly unique.
|Third Grade Temple Hill Students Participate in the Bezos Family Foundation "2019 Ocean Challenge"
Third grade classes at Temple Hill Academy studied a science unit on water conservation and sustainability using the book One Well: The Story of Water on Earth.
|Google Certified Teachers Recognized at Board of Education Meeting
Teachers were announced by Mr. John Krouskoff, Executive Director for Information and Technology and took photos with Board President, Ms. Carole Mineo, and Superintendent, Dr. Roberto Padilla.
|IMPORTANT - Town of New Windsor ButterHill Water System Notice
|Letter from Orange County Commissioner of Health regarding Measles
|Temple Hill Academy iRead March Madness Foul Shooting Competition
Those students in kindergarten and grade 1 who demonstrated the most growth during the iRead March Madness Competition participated in a foul shooting contest on April 17,
|Temple Hill Academy Celebrates Literacy
Temple Hill Academy was filled with excitement on Tuesday, April 16th. The scholars were eager to greet and host over 55 readers.
|The District to Launch Energy Performance Contract
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District is excited to announce the district’s energy performance contract (EPC) project.
|Upcoming Capital Bond Open Forums
Come learn about the proposed Capital Bond project and ask questions as you prepare to vote on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
|Letter from Deputy Superintendent Regarding Policy #5100
The school district has a policy that outlines the expectations for student attendance. A copy of Policy number 5100 Comprehensive Student Attendance is available on the school district website NewburghSchools.org.
|NECSD Celebrates All District Elementary Music Festival
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District celebrated the All District Elementary Music Festival earlier this month. The celebration included performances in chorus, band, and orchestra. Each ensemble was comprised of students from all elementaries.
|NECSD Day is Friday, April 12, 2019!
This 4th annual event is an opportunity for all of us to demonstrate our district pride. Team NECSD Day is a celebration of us! The district has a lot to be proud of and we would like to use this day to commemorate what makes us great.
|Temple Hill PTO Hosts Five Guys Restaurant Night
On Monday, April 1st the Temple Hill PTO sponsored a Five Guys and Fries restaurant night to raise money for family activities.
|Temple Hill Had a Blast at Family Game Night
Temple Hill Had a Blast at Family Game Night on Friday, March 29th. The students and families enjoyed an evening of games, face painting, balloon animals and lots of laughs.
|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.
|47th Annual Elementary Spelling Bee Held at NFA North on March 21, 2019
We were on the edge of our seats at the 47th Annual Elementary 4th & 5th Grade Spelling Bee held last Thursday, March 21st at NFA North.
|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!
|Temple Hill 8th Graders Learn the Importance of College Preparedness
On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Mr. Steven Posada, Admissions Counselor from Dutchess Community College presented to the 8th grade students on the importance of preparing for college and your future. Mr. Posada provided the students with a Middle Schoo
|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.
|Temple Hill Scholars Write Notes of Encouragement for Fellow Student
Fifth grade scholars from Temple Hill Academy created cards and wrote notes of encouragement for fellow student Adriana Lugo, who is battling cancer.
|Temple Hill Hosts Second Annual 5th Grade Career Panel
On March 13th, Temple Hill Academy hosted their second annual 5th Grade Career Panel that was facilitated by Juana Rivera. This event was an opportunity for students to interact with four professionals in a wide variety of career 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.
|March Madness with Stripes at Temple Hill
Stripes visited with kindergarten and grade one Temple HIll students during the iRead March Madness Pep Rally on March 7th.
|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.
|2nd Grade Math Meets Held At Temple Hill & Fostertown Schools
Last week Math Meets were held for 2nd Graders at Temple Hill and Fostertown Schools
|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.
|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.
|Temple Hill Academy Celebrates Black History Month Through Collaborative Art Installation
Temple Hill Academy Scholars have been recently working on a display to celebrate Black History Month.
|It's Cool To Be In School - Winter 2019 Attendance Newsletter
Check out the latest attendance newsletter. Brought to your by the Attendance Intervention Team.
|NFA P-TECH Invites Middle School Students to Participate In She Can STEM Event
Scholars from the NFA PTECH program invite middle school scholars to their She Can STEM event on Tuesday, March 5th from 6pm - 8pm. Space is limited, so please use this link and sign up soon!
|Newburgh Middle Schools Launch Advanced Learning Partnerships
Newburgh Middle Schools launched their partnership with Advanced Learning Partnerships. Social Studies teachers and Instructional Technology Facilitators (ITF) from our middle and K-8 buildings, met at Temple Hill Academy to launch the partnership.
|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.
|First Family Fun Fitness Night held at Temple Hill
Students and families were able to participate in several different fitness experiences which included karate, yoga, dance, cardio, zumba, cross fit & an obstacle course as well as try healthy snacks like smoothies, fruit pizza and fresh fruit.
|Letter from the Superintendent Concerning Recent Media Coverage
I am writing to you to shed light on some questions you may have regarding recent media coverage of our schools. At our last Board of Education Meeting, a presentation about our English Language Arts (ELA), Math, and Science scores was given..
|Superintendent's Celebration of the Arts - February 21, 2019 - 5PM until 7PM - Register Now
The annual Superintendent's Celebration of the Arts will be held at NFA Main Campus and will focus on Instrumental Music.
|Meadow Hill School in Contest to Win Outdoor Fitness Equipment
Meadow Hill School is participating in a contest for a Project Fit America grant! People ages 13 and older can vote every day from each email account. Last year Meadow Hill was in this contest and placed 8th out of 77 schools.
|Registration Dates for Pre-K and Kindergarten
Kindergarten registration runs from February 14 through March 1. Pre-K registration runs from March 28 through April 18.
|Attention All District Families: Take the Annual K12 Insight Survey
We’re committed to working with you to prepare our students to be tomorrow’s leaders. Only by listening to our community can we ensure our schools are setting up all our students for excellence.
|Math Meets Opening Session Held at BOE on January 10th
Eighty-one NECSD fifth grade scholars across the district were selected to participate in the 2019 Math Meet Competition at the Board of Education.
|Temple Hill Academy To Host Blood Drive on January 24th
Temple Hill Academy’s National Junior Honor Society and the New York Blood Center will be sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday, January 24th at Temple Hill in the main gym from 3:00 - 7:30.
|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.
|Temple Hill Academy Harnesses the Power of the K-8 Structure
At Temple Hill Academy, collaborative events create positive connections and powerful memories for students and staff alike.
|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.
|Temple Hill Winter Wonderland Celebration
Temple Hill Academy celebrated the holiday season at the annual Winter Wonderland Celebration on Friday, December 14.
|It's Cool to Be in School News - December 2018 Attendance Newsletter
Attendance News Submitted By: Newburgh Enlarged City School District Interventionist Team] (K-5 th Grade)
|Temple Hill Academy welcomed recently drafted Cleveland Indians pitcher Lenny Torres for The Speaker Series
This presentation was part of The Speaker Series, the collaborative effort of Mrs. Maria VannReyes (World Language Department) and Ms. Juana Rivera (Department of Guidance and Counseling) at Temple Hill.
|Our New Goldback has Landed
Our new Goldback mascot design has arrived. We have also introduced a Goldie-Back for our youngest scholars.
|Attendance Matters for Everyone in NECSD!
This fall, the Human Capital Partners developed an initiative to celebrate employee attendance. Each month, a department and a school with the highest employee attendance is celebrated with a trophy (and bragging rights).
|Attention 5th Grade Families!
This is an important message about a change to the calendar. The Heritage Middle School Open House for 5th grade students moving to 6th grade has been rescheduled.
|Superintendent Padilla Selected as a 2019 Leader to Learn From
We are proud to announce that Dr. Roberto Padilla, our proud Superintendent, has been selected for Education Week's National 2019 Leaders to Learn From!
|Open House for 5th Graders Entering 6th Grade.
South Middle School and Heritage Middle School's 6th grade open houses are coming up. SMS will be on Thursday, November 29th, and HMS will be December 10th.
|Temple Hill Store Managers Prepare for New PBIS ROAR Store
The Temple Hill Academy store managers prepare the new PBIS ROAR Store for student ticket redemption. Students in grades K-8 are able to redeem their tickets for items.
|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.
|6th Grade Temple Hill Scholars Discuss Archetype Models in Classic Hero Stories
6th-grade students in Mr. Byrne's English classes continue their analysis of The Lightning Thief and The Hero's Journey. Students are determining if the main character, Percy Jackson, is on the journey of the archetype model of a classic hero story.
|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.
|Temple Hill Academy's National Junior Honor Society Organizes Holiday Food Drive
Temple Hill Academy NJHS members worked collaboratively with teachers and students in grades K-8 to collect, organize, and distribute a bounty of goods to Mary's Hope in Newburgh.
|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.
|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.
|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
|Join the Quick Start Tennis Before School Club at Temple Hill!
This ten session program is designed to introduce tennis in a fun and fit way.
|Temple Hill Academy Welcomes Students Back With a Bash
Temple Hill Academy celebrated Back-to-school with a Luau bash held on September 21st.
|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.
|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.
|STRIPES Leads PBIS ROAR Pledge at Temple Hill
Stripes reminded students to be ready to learn, show ownership, to be accepting, and to be respectful.
|Temple Hill Academy 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.
|Register Now for the 411 of Middle School Event
The 411 Of Middle School, Monday and Tuesday, August 27 and 28, 2018 8:30am – 12:30pm: All middle school locations Event is for scholars only. Transportation will be provided. Must RSVP.
|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.
|Temple Hill Academy Celebrates 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony
Enjoy some photos from the 8th grade Moving Up Ceremony at Temple Hill Academy!
|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!
|Temple Hill Academy's National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony
On May 31st, Temple Hill Academy inducted 31 new students into their chapter of The National Junior Honor Society. This sets a new record for Temple Hill Academy.
|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.
|Newburgh Free Academy Basketball Guest Coach Workouts - Grades 6-12
NFA Basketball Guest Coach to Host Workouts with Guest Coach
|Temple Hill Academy World Language Learners Host Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Cinco de Mayo means “the fifth of May” in Spanish. Cinco de Mayo is a day of celebration for the people of Mexico and Mexican-Americans.
|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
|Temple Hill Academy Hosts Café con Leche for the ENL Families!
Temple Hill Academy hosted its annual ENL Information and Progress Report Night on Thursday, May 3,2018. At this event the families were provided with information about ENL services.
|Temple Hill Academy Tigers - Dual Language Program Inside View
For the past four years THA has had a Dual Language Program, where scholars learn both Spanish and English simultaneously. See a preview video here of our scholars in action!
|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.
|Temple Hill Academy Celebrates Read Across America!
Classes in grades K-8 were treated to a host of over 60 visitors from right in New Windsor to across the galaxy as readers from New York Assemblyman James Skoufis from New Windsor to Storm Troopers from Star Wars read to our students.
|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!
|Temple Hill Academy - Facing Differences While #DoingItWithLove !
THA partnered with the Bezos Family Foundation, through Students Rebuild, which is "a collaborative program that inspires young people worldwide to connect, learn and take action on critical global issues."
|District Wide 1st Annual Math Meets Closing Ceremony
On Thursday, April 19th scholars, parents, NECSD educators, members of the NECSD central office and BOE members joined over ninety Grade 5 scholars from all nine elementary schools to participate in the 1st annual Math Meets closing ceremony with an
|Facebook Live Chat with Superintendent Dr. Roberto Padilla
Find out more information regarding the 2018-2019 proposed school district budget! Get your questions answered directly by Dr. Padilla, Superintendent of Schools.
|Newburgh Schools Named One of 2018 Best Communities for Music Education
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. This honor is awarded to the top 5% of school districts
|Wear your Rally for Ryan t-shirt and come out to support the Strike-out Cancer Classic this Saturday!
The Newburgh Free Academy Varsity Baseball team and their coach Scott Seabury are hosting the Strike-Out Cancer Classic to raise awareness and money for different forms of cancer this Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Delano-Hitch Stadium.
|You're Invited To Celebrate Love & Hope - Third Annual Team NECSD Day!
Get ready NECSD Family and Community... This Friday, 4/13, we will be celebrating our annual Team NECSD Day! This 3rd annual event is an opportunity for all of us to demonstrate our district pride.
|SAVE THE DATE! Newburgh Launches My Brother's Keeper on 4/21/18!
Come join us to learn more. See informational flyer here.
|Parents: Upcoming NYS Testing Information Grades 3-8
Every spring, the Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests are administered to students across New York State. April 11th begins the NYS ELA Grade 3-8 testing. Math testing will begin May 1, 2018.
|All-District Music Festival Celebration
Students from schools throughout the district joined voices and instruments to perform songs as a combined chorus, a combined band, and a combined orchestra.
|District Hosts 46th Annual Spelling Bee For Grades 4 & 5!
The Elementary Spelling Bee Finals of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District consisted of an oral contest for fourth and fifth graders representing each building in district. The top three finishers came from Temple Hill, Balmville, and GAMS!
|Fine and Performing Arts Department Presented the 2018 All District Art Show
Artwork was on display at the Ritz Theater on Broadway in Newburgh from students ranging in age from Kindergarten to sixth grade. Artwork will be on display through the end of March 2018.
|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.
|Is Your Mini Goldback Ready for Pre K ?
See important upcoming registration information here for the 2018-2019 school year.
|Important Letter from Dr. Roberto Padilla, Superintendent of Schools & NECSD Teachers.
Please read this important message from our Superintendent. Available here in both English and Spanish.
|5th Grade Career Panel at Temple Hill Academy!
Scholars learn about work ethic and helpful tips for the transition to Middle School from a panel of some NFA Alumni, now working professionals. Read more here.
|Eighth Graders at Temple Hill Academy Talk College and Careers
Students heard from an Admissions Counselor from SUNY Duchess and a School Counselor from Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus. The discussion revolved around setting good habits and gave information about what students should expect to do to earn thei
|Budget Forum Information
Come learn about the fiscal process and priorities as we develop the 2018-2019 school budget. Your understanding and input is invaluable to our scholars and educational community.
|Important follow-up message from our Superintendent
|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.
|Goldbacks in the News! Temple Hill Academy Scholars Featured in the Mid Hudson Times!
Each week, the Mid Hudson Times poses questions to students. This week, the question was: "What is the best gift to give on Valentine's?"
|Temple Hill Academy Tigers are Doing it with Love!
National Junior Honor Society students at Temple Hill volunteered their time to host Annual Blood Drive.
|Temple Hill Academy's Annual Family Reading & Math Night - To Infinity and Beyond!
The Temple Hill Tigers enjoyed a fun packed night this week during their annual family reading & math night. See some photos here from the event.
|Students recognized for participation in the District wide 4th Annual Winter Card Contest!
During Tuesday's Board of Education Meeting, students and teachers were recognized for their participation and support of the district wide Annual Winter Card Contest. This event leads up to the Annual Celebration of the Arts happening next month.
|Update To District Calendar
The Board of Education recently approved changes to the district calendar concerning January 25 and 30th.
|Become a new scholarship sponsor for an NFA Senior!
Each year the NFA scholarship program gives away over $100,000 in scholarships through the generous donations of local people and organizations. You can join us!
|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
|THA Families: December Newsletter
Here's the December Family Newsletter, upcoming event information can be found on the calendar.
|Facebook Live Chat with Superintendent Dr. Roberto Padilla
The superintendent is looking forward to hearing from you! Please take the opportunity to join in and chat with him live about the topics we all care about throughout the district.
|Tennis in Schools Program currently running FREE tennis programs in all 9 of our elementary schools!
The purpose of this free USTA supported initiative is to create a tennis pathway for all students in the district. By offering this program for free, we can introduce the sport to a wide variety of young students.
|Temple Hill Academy's December Newsletter is here!
Find out what's going on in December for our THA Tigers.. hot off the press!
|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.
|Math Meet! All nine elementary schools participate
Math Meets are an annual series of events where Grade 5 scholars from across our nine elementary schools come together to compete on teams while working collaboratively to solve a range of word problems.
|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.
|7th and 8th grade students attend Girls Science Day at Columbia University
38 7th-8th grade girls from Meadow Hill and Temple Hill travel to NYC to attend Girls Science Day at Columbia University.
|24 of Our Teachers Became Project Lead the Way Certified!
This month 24 Teachers from across the district became certified through Project Lead the Way. These Teachers will be working in the 21st Century After School Programs and at Vails Gate STEAM Academy one on one with students.
|Attention All District Families: Take the Annual K12 Insight Survey.
We’re committed to working with you to prepare our students to be tomorrow’s leaders. Only by listening to our community can we ensure our schools are setting up all our students for excellence.
|Register Now for Newburgh Armory Unity Center Activities for Grades PreK-6th
Parents now is the time for you to take advantage of the free and educational opportunities available at the Newburgh Armory. They are offering the courses and activities for children Pre-K through Grade 6.
|Important Information: Kindergarten Registration & Upcoming Dual Language and Kindergarten Open Houses
Kindergarten and Dual Language School Open Houses are coming up. A complete list of dates is available with important Kindergarten Registration information!
|Temple Hill Academy's November Newsletter
Extra extra read all about it - THA November 2017 Newsletter is here!
|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.
|Power at Temple Hill Restored
Power at Temple Hill has been restored.
|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.
|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.
|Temple Hill Academy's Haunted Hallways Event on 10/30/17!
Temple Hill will be hosting their Annual Haunted Hallways Event on Monday, October 30th 2017!
|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.
|THA 4th Graders Learn About Iroquois
Temple Hill Academy’s fourth grade scholars have been learning about the Haudenosaunee, also known as the Iroquois.
|Tiger Mural at Temple Hill Academy
The new tiger mural is completed on the fence track at THA.
|THA: October Family Newsletter
The October Family Newsletter is now available to view online.
|What's the Scoop? and Haunted Hallways Upcoming Events
THA will be hosting a What's the Scoop? ice cream social event on October 11th, and the annual Haunted Hallways event on October 30th, 2017.
|Newburgh Enlarged City School District Accepted into National Network of Innovative School Districts
The district joins Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, will partner with other leading educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers from across the country.
|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.
|THA: September Family Newsletter
The September Newsletter is available for families of Temple Hill Academy.
|Community Blood Drive at NFA - September 28, 2017
We will be holding our NFA MAIN CAMPUS Blood Drive on Thursday September 28, 2017, in the Girls Gym, 201 Fullerton Avenue, Newburgh from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM. We have extended our hours so our community can donate as well.
|Race to the Mound 5K Fundraiser for NFA Goldback Ryan Danyluk
A Run to the Mound 5K Run / Walk will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Town of Newburgh Little League Complex in Honor of Ryan Danyluk. The run/ walk will begin at 9:00 am.
|Reminder: BOE Community Forum Tonight and Saturday
The district will be holding a community forum on the Capital Bond Project tonight at 6PM in the BOE Auditorium and Saturday at 9AM.
|“School Is Cool” Program Provides Backpacks to over 500 NECSD Students
Students in the district are off to a great start after over 500 students received backpacks full of school supplies at the recent School is Cool event.
|An Update on Bus Passes and Routes
Families should have begun receiving their bus passes now. Bus routes are currently being finalized and should be posted soon.
|Parent Notification Letter about NECSD National School Lunch and Breakfast Program
Here is a parent notification letter from the Superintendent regarding NECSD participation in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs this school year.
|Superintendent's Welcome Back Letter
Dear NECSD Family and Friends, It has been a busy summer in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District...
|Orange County Department of Health Flu Vaccine Recommendations
The Orange County Department of Health and the Orange County Medical Society want you to be aware that the flu season will again be on its way.
|School is Cool - Back to School BBQ Bash - August 30th
Eligible families can receive school supplies by registering for a packed backpack. The event will take place August 30th at GAMS. Register now, supplies are limited.
|Some Information on the Upcoming Solar Eclipse
On Monday, August 21, 2017, New York will be treated to a partial eclipse of the sun.
|School 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.
|Temple Hill Academy Unveils New Learning/Computer Lab
Prior to the end of the school year, Temple Hill Academy proudly unveiled the school’s new learning/computer lab.
|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.
|Temple Hill Academy Receives Visit from Dental Van.
Temple Hill Academy had a visit from the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® mobile dental van.
|THA Teachers become Content Enhancement Instructional Method Certified
THA teachers have become certified Content Enhancement Professional Developers through the Strategic Instruction Model and The University of Kansas.
|New Website Is Now Live
The district's new website is now live. We are currently making tweaks to get everything back up and running and hope the site is fully funtional by the end of the day Monday.
|BOE Election and Vote Today!
The BOE Election and Budget Vote will take place today, Tuesday May 16, 2017. Polls are open from Noon until 9PM.
|Letters from Superintendent to Parents Concerning Netflix Series, 13 Reasons Why
The intent of this letter is to make you aware of the popular Netflix original series
|Parent University and Community Day 2017
Parent University and Community Day 2017 is Saturday, May 6, 2017. Join us for a great day of fun and information.
|Take Our Surveys: Information Session Feedback & Early Literacy
These surveys help the district make decisions about future events and initiatives
|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.
|What Parents Need to Know About the Upcoming State Testing
Included is information about changes to the upcoming state testing as well as a schedule of testing dates.
|Temple Hill Family Math Night Moved to March 21st
Dear Temple Hill Families: We would like to invite you to Temple Hill Academy’s annual Family Math Night on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm for students K-5.
|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.
|THA: Annual Family Math Night - March 14
ear Temple Hill Families: We would like to invite you to Temple Hill Academy's annual Family Math Night on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm for students K-5.
|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.
|8th Grade Celebration at Temple Hill Academy
On Friday, January 20, 2017 the staff at Temple Hill Academy held a luncheon in honor of the 8th grade students.
|Celebration of the Arts - Cocoa and Create
Celebrating the visual arts through teacher-led, hands-on projects! Experience the power of creating!
|THA January Monthly Newsletter
The January monthly newsletters are available in both English and Spanish.
|Kindergarten Registration & District Wide Open Houses
Information on the upcoming Kindergarten Registration and the district-wide open houses is now available.
|Thanksgiving Play at THA: T.H.A.N.K.S. M.E.
Nicole Zareski’s fifth grade class at Temple Hill Academy is studying Reader’s Theater and performed a Thanksgiving play called T.H.A.N.K.S. M.E.
|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.
|THA: Too Much Halloween Candy?
Give it to a good cause. Temple Hill is collecting candy for our troops to accompany letters of thanks! Please bring in your candy by November 9th.
|THA November Monthly Newsletter
The November Monthly newsletters are available in both English and Spanish.
|THA: Annual Haunted Hallways
Temple Hill Academy's Haunted Hallways will take place on October 28, 2016 from 5:30PM until 7:30PM. $1 Entrance fee per person.
|THA: Family Paper Pumpkin Contest
This year the PBIS Committee is celebrating the fall spirit by having a pumpkin decorating contest. All families are invited to decorate a paper pumpkin that represents their families
|THA: Tiger Mural
Middle level students in Mrs. Mills’ art classes worked to create a THA Tiger mural. Our new mural is a reminder to all who enter that we are proud tigers who have restored the ROAR.
|THA: Students Explore Using iPad Technology
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District Director of Social Studies K-12 Dr. Augustine Tornatore, visited Temple Hill Academy Instructional Coach Allison Roberts, and teacher Brittany Fay’s fourth grade class.
|THA Presidential Fitness Leaderboard
As the NECSD Physical Education Classes focus on increasing levels of student activity, Temple Hill proudly displays the Presidential Fitness Leaderboard, outside of their gymnasium.
|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.
|THA September Essay/Poster Contest: Values Matter
The PBIS Committee is sponsoring the September Essay/Art Contest and invites all students in grades K-8 to participate. There are three grade band categories, K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. There will be one winner per grade band.
|THA September Monthly Newsletter
The September Monthly newsletters are available in both English and Spanish.
|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.
|Temple Hill January Essay Contest Winners
The Temple Hill Academy PBIS Committee is proud to announce the winners of our January MLK “I Have A Dream” Essay Contest.
|December Essay Contest Winners
The December Essay contest winners have been announced.
|Temple Hill Academy Girls on the Run
|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.