Around the Middle School

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    Sixth Grade Students Support Classmate's Mission to Guatemala

    Why are these students making books? Click to find out!

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    Middle School Arts and Music Showcase

    What is all this art on the walls? Click to read more!

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    Heads Up at the Middle School

    Grades 7 and 8 Middle School students in Jessica Perugino’s Math class locked noggins during a spirited match of “Heads Up.” Click to read more!

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    Middle School Students Illustrate #Herstory

    After learning about women’s suffrage and other events during the Progressive Age, students were asked to work in groups and choose a challenge that women faced in the era, then profile a woman from history who surmounted that challenge by telling “Herstory,” and create a symbol that conveyed her struggle. Click to read more!

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    Middle School March Wellness Day

    The Middle School (MS) community enjoyed a Wellness Day with something for everyone. Click to read more!

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    Middle School Science Olympiads

    Two New Paltz Middle School (NPMS) Grade 8 students walked out of the Science Olympiad Tournament held at Monroe-Woodbury Middle School on March 4 with two medals each to hang on their walls. Click to read more!

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    Middle School of Rock

    Recently, NPMS’s School of Rock band traveled to Duzine Elementary School, where Duzine Principal Ross Hogan introduced the group’s performance by asking the time-honored question, “Are you ready to rock…?” The under-eight-years-old crowd responded with a resounding ‘Yes!’” Grade 7 and Grade 8 student musicians from band and chorus audition every fall for the Middle School’s afterschool School of Rock program. Click to read more!

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    Middle School Student Artists Honor Black History Month Through Learning About AFRICOBRA 

    Middle School Grade 6 students in MaryJane Nusbaum and Kim Abrahamsen’s art classes honored Black History Month by learning about AFRICOBRA an art movement created by a Chicago-based group of black artists whose shared aim was to develop their own aesthetic in the visual arts in order to empower and uplift black communities. Click to read more!

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    Middle School Students: Too Good For Drugs

    Over the past four months, Hannah Crisafulli from the Ulster Prevention Council visited students in the New Paltz Middle School to connect them with a social and emotional education program called “Too Good for Drugs.” Click to read more.

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    Middle Schoolers Look for the Helpers

    Middle School students in Randi Rosen and Jenny Denman’s Grade 7 English classes just wrapped up their Refugee Research project themed around “Finding the Helpers.” Click to read more.

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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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