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    Middle School Students Meet Their Inner Monsters

    New Paltz Middle School Grade 6 students in Kim Abrahamsen and Mary Jane Nussbaum’s art classes got to cuddle with their inner monsters. How? Click here to find out!

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    Grade 6 Science Class Learns "Plate" Tectonics

    Laura Bryant’s Grade 6 Science class in the New Paltz Middle School is breaking ground in their latest experiment about how plate tectonics work. Click here to see how!

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    Middle School Students Transform into Wizards and Monsters After School With the Toss of the Dice

    The New Paltz Middle School halls have been abuzz with rumors of unusual paranormal activity occurring in Room 24. It is said that the sound of casting dice can be heard clattering on desks, signifying that fighters, magic users, thieves, dwarfs, elves, and halflings inhabit the classroom, exploring fantasy worlds together. Rumors? Or, the iconic role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons (D&D)? Read on!

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    Middle School Students Support Annual Blood Drive

    New Paltz Middle School (NPMS) hosted its twentieth annual Blood Drive for the New York Blood Center (NYBC) while the building was closed for a Superintendent’s Conference and Election Day. Approximately 85 students from Melissa Gruver-LaPolt’s Grade 8 Health class volunteered by soliciting, greeting, and attending to donors, and received community service hours towards the class’s community service requirement. Read more!

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    Middle School Student Support Center Staff Get Around

    The New Paltz Middle School’s counselors, social workers, and psychologists from our Student Support Center get around! Click here to read more.

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    DIY Club Making the World a Better Place

    Every Wednesday, several dozen Middle School students file into the classroom of Special Education teacher Ben Liberatore to make the world a better place. The MS Diversity Inclusion for Youth Club (DIY) is a new after-school club designed to facilitate thoughtful discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion and explore meaningful ways to implement those ideals.

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  • Middle School Book Club

    Nearly a dozen students from New Paltz Middle School meet after school weekly for Book Club to enjoy “being on the same page.” Click here to see what page that is!

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Middle School Mission Statement

  • The New Paltz Middle School is a community of students, parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff that creates a nurturing and supportive environment where learners feel safe to set goals, achieve success, and work towards fulfilling their potential. Ideals such as compassion, empathy, lasting friendships, academic achievement, and personal growth are encouraged daily within our learning community. 

     

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