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    Congratulations Senior Choir Members!

    Congratulations to our 23 talented choir seniors for their outstanding performance last week. We are incredibly proud of each one of you! A special thank you to our amazing choir officers for their dedication and leadership - Ana Kirsch, President; Rowan Carda, Vice President, Peter Dillehay, Secretary; and Quinn Oremus, Treasurer. Your hard work and commitment have truly made a difference!

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    Middle School Science Students Test Water at Lake Mohonk

    Laura Bryant's Grade 6 students from the Middle School had an exciting adventure at Mohonk Preserve. They put their science skills to the test by measuring the pH levels of Lake Mohonk.

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    High School Artists Visit Olana State Historic Site

    High School students from Laurene Pountain’s drawing and painting classes embarked on an inspiring field trip to the Olana State Historic Site in Hudson, NY recently. The students enjoyed an enlightening house tour, delving into the rich history of the Hudson River School. Afterward, they embraced their creativity and painted “en plein air” (open air), capturing the stunning landscapes that once inspired the greats.

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    Annual High School Art Show

    The halls of New Paltz High School were transformed into a vibrant gallery walk earlier this week. Click to read all about it!

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    The Vanaver Caravan Returns To Duzine Elementary

    The Vanaver Caravan made a triumphant return to Duzine Elementary. Laura Biffar's Kindergarten class had an absolute blast singing and drumming alongside the incredibly talented Vanaver percussionist, Amadou Diallo, last week. What a treat to hear their enthusiasm resonating through the halls!

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    Exploring South Africa's Complex History

    Kelly Costello and Ayesha Ibrahim's Grade 6 class at the Middle School are diving into the pages of Trevor Noah’s memoir, "Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood." Click to learn more!

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    Residency with Storyteller Alicia Quintano at Lenape Elementary

    Grade 3 students at Lenape Elementary were recently treated to an engaging residency with storyteller Alicia Quintano. Click to learn more!

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    Lenape Elementary Students Visit Mohonk Preserve

    Tina Harris’s Grade 3 class from Lenape Elementary embarked on an unforgettable trip  to Mohonk Preserve. Click to read more about what they learned!

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    Unified Basketball Wins Final Home Game of the Season

    Unified Basketball wins their last home game of the season. Click to learn more about their end of year celebration!

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    Sailing Onboard the Sloop Clearwater

    Lenape Elementary's enthusiastic Grade 4 students, under the guidance of teachers Meredith Oppenheimer, Erin Bulson, and Francesca Houston, embarked on an exhilarating sailing adventure aboard the Sloop Clearwater!

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    Advanced Art Students Visit the Met

    Advanced Art students from Todd Martin and Laurene Pountain’s classes at the High School spent the day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. From the Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism exhibition to William the Hippo and the works of Van Gogh, every moment was a brushstroke of creativity and cultural enrichment.

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    National Physical Education Week

    In celebration of National Physical Education Week, we're shining a light on Mike Vance and Brooke Graham's physical education classes from the High School, who are embarking on a fishing unit at SUNY New Paltz's picturesque pond. This collaboration with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), now in its ninth year, is about more than just catching fish—it's about fostering an appreciation for outdoor activity, conservation, and respect for nature.

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    Students from Grades 5-12 Attend the New York State School Music Association Solo Festival

    During the last two weekends, David Finch (Lenape Elementary Band Director), Nicole Foti (High School Choir Director), Sam Newsome (High School Band Director), and Sonja Nosovsky (Middle School Band Director) sent 118 students from Grades 5-8 to the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) solo festival. Click to learn more!

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    Arm-of-the-Sea Assembly Wows at Lenape Elementary

    Grade 4 students at Lenape Elementary had a blast with a special show by Arm-of-the-Sea! From mind-blowing science to mesmerizing music and puppetry, they embarked on a journey underground, discovering the magic of plants, the dance of fungi and roots, and the incredible world of soil microbes. 

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    Cross-Grade Connections

    Rachel Fisher and Amy Gogerty’s Grade 5 class at Lenape Elementary have become pen pals with Nicole Schofield's Kindergarten and Grades 1-2 classes at Duzine. Click to read all about it!

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    Earth Day Art at Lenape

    Morgan Profaci's Grade 5 art class at Lenape Elementary celebrated Earth Day in style by taking their creativity outdoors and painting stunning birch trees!

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    Grade 3 Class Inspired By Professional Landscaper

    Linda Sinforoso and Joanna Wilcox’s Grade 3 class from Lenape Elementary had a professional landscaper visit and teach the students how to germinate seeds. It was the perfect culminating activity to their plant life cycle unit! The students planted grass and sunflower seeds, and have been enjoying watching them grow more and more everyday.

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    High School Band Students Earn College Credit

    New Paltz High School students are now integral members of the SUNY Ulster Community Band. Click to learn more!

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    4th Annual Window Painting Project

    New Paltz was transformed into a vibrant canvas last weekend as talented students from grades 5-12 participated in the 4th Annual Window Painting Project! Huge shoutout to New Paltz Community Wellness, the Town of New Paltz, and all the volunteers who made this colorful celebration of Spring and our planet possible

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    Birds of Prey Demonstrations at Duzine Elementary

    Grade 1 classes at Duzine Elementary enjoyed some incredible Birds of Prey demonstrations last week! Students were captivated as they learned about these majestic creatures, up close and personal. Huge thanks to New York State Wildlife Rehabilitator Annie Mardiney for organizing such an enriching experience for our students.

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