Around the Middle School

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    Science Students Test Water at Lake Mohonk

    Laura Bryant's Grade 6 students 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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    Exploring South Africa's Complex History

    Kelly Costello and Ayesha Ibrahim's Grade 6 class 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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    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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    Generation Day

    Last week, the Middle School was immersed in a whirlwind of fun, laughter, and school spirit. Thursday's theme was Generation Day, where students, teachers, administrators, and staff came together to celebrate all generations! From adorable infants to wise elders, everyone joined in the festivities with style and enthusiasm!

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    Music In Our Schools Month

    Last week, the talented Middle School bands and choruses stole the spotlight as they performed for their peers in celebration of Music in Our Schools Month. Huge applause to all the student performers and their dedicated teachers Sonja Nosovsky and Will Halpern.

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    Luck of the Irish at Spirit Week

    Spring spirit week was kicked off in style with Deck Out in Green Day. The halls were a sea of emerald as students, teachers, administrators, and staff showed off the luck of the Irish!

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    Career Exploration Day

    Forty professionals, many of them Middle School alumni, generously shared their insights and experiences with Grade 8 students. Click to learn more!

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    Biology Class

    Students in Bryan Krebs Grade 8 biology class are learning about reproduction development.

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    High School Student Competes at Poetry Out Loud Semifinal

    High School student Wren Willow MacDonald (Grade 10) competed in the Poetry Out Loud Semifinal at SUNY New Paltz recently. Wren prepared and recited three poems for recitation, and was one of only five students in the NorthernHudson Valley region to make it to the final round. Congratulations, Wren! 

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    Lunar New Year Celebrations

    Kelly Costello and Ayesha Ibrahim's Grade 6 class is blending art and learning by crafting dragons to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

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    Band Students Learning Side By Side

    Band teacher Sonja Nosovsky leads the way in trumpet lessons, playing alongside her students for a fun, harmonious, and engaging learning experience.

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    Valentines for Seniors

    Students at the Middle School are creating Valentines Day cards for Senator Hinchey’s Valentines for Seniors Card Drive, a thoughtful initiative that sends Valentine greetings to local nursing home residents in our district.

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    Learning Conversation Skills in Spanish Class

    Jessica Varga's Grade 7 Spanish class is mastering new vocabulary and embracing the art of communication. From lively class discussions to creative projects, these young linguists are making language learning an absolute blast!

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    Five Middle School Musicians Attend All-County Jazz Band

    e for the audition. Click to learn more about their amazing achievement!

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    Food Truck Face-Off

    Isabella DeFalco’s Grade 8 students participated in the epic Food Truck Face-Off competition in their Home and Careers class. Click to read all about it!

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    Exploring Mount Everest

    Embarking on an extraordinary adventure, Laura Bryant's Grade 6 students are exploring the mysteries of Mount Everest! After skillfully locating Everest on a map, these curious minds paired up for an immersive reading experience, unraveling the fascinating mystery of why this iconic peak is actually getting taller!

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    Middle School Students Inspired by Captivating Women's History Tales

    Kara Seim's Women's History Two class from New Paltz High School recently took their storytelling talents to the Middle School. Click to learn more!

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    Author Susan B. Wile Visits NPMS

    Middle School students from Reflections, Book Club, and Climate Club were treated to an afterschool visit from local author and environmental activist Susan B. Wile last week. Click to read all about it!

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    The Harlem Wizards Bring Magic with an Engaging and Interactive Assembly

    Robert Young (aka "Smooth") from the Harlem Wizards brought his A-game to New Paltz Middle School for a jaw-dropping interactive assembly.

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    Grade 8 Visits the High School

    The High School hallways were filled with energy and enthusiasm during a special visit from the awesome Grade 8 Middle School students last week! 🌟🏫From meeting some wonderful teachers to attending an exciting elective fair, it was a day filled with fun and inspiration. Future high school memories in the making!

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