Around the High School

  • Principal Award nominee Darren Chen receiving certificate

    Ulster County Scholastic Achievement Awards

    Ulster County’s best and brightest students were recognized for their academic achievements and contributions to the school community on June 6 during the annual Ulster County Scholastic Achievement Awards. Click to learn more!

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    Juniors vs Seniors Girls Flag Football Showdown

    Earlier this week, there was an epic showdown between the junior and senior girls at New Paltz High School. Click to read all about it!

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    Love Monster Collaboration

    Melissa Manning’s kindergarten class at Duzine Elementary recently collaborated with Alicia Tuttle's child development class from the High School. Click to read all about it!

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  • students with Congressman Pat Ryan

    Student Government Students Visit Washington DC

    New Paltz High School Student Government students embarked on an unforgettable overnight field trip to Washington DC. Click to read all about it.

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    Chorus in the Courtyard

    The High School Chorus, led by director Nicole Foti, transformed the school's courtyard with their beautiful harmonies at "Chorus in the Courtyard." As if the fabulous music wasn't enough, Alicia Tuttle and her amazing Family & Consumer Science students made delicious treats that perfectly complemented the stunning performances. The event was a sweet success in every way!

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  • Teacher and student in front of research project

    Science Research Symposium

    On May 29, New Paltz High School hosted its annual Science Research Symposium. Click to learn all about this amazing event!

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  • Students standing in front of Beacon TinType

    Studio Photography Class Visits Beacon Tintype

    Todd Martin's studio photography class delved into the fascinating world of wet-plate collodion photography. Click to learn more!

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  • Band director holding trophy

    Concert Band Wins Esprit De Corps Award

    The NPHS band program excelled at the Music in the Parks competition in Holyoke, MA, and Ludlow, MA, on Friday, May 17. Click to read all about it!

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  • Senior choir members with choir director

    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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  • Students in front of building at Olana

    Art Students Visit Olana State Historic Site

    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 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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    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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    Advanced Art Students Visit the Met

    Advanced Art students from Todd Martin and Laurene Pountain’s classes 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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  • student holding fishing pole

    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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    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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    The Interact Club Organizes Annual Dodgeball Event

    Students and teachers faced off in this epic annual event. Click to read all about it!

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  • Teachers Burger and Newsome with student recipient

    Sharing the Gift of Music

    Social Studies teacher Timothy Burger made a generous gift to the music department. Click to read all about it!

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    Nightclub Cafeteria

    Students and parents came together to transform the High School cafeteria into a magical setting. Click to learn more!

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  •  High School band students perform for Lenape Elementary School band students

    Side-by-Side Band Jam

    Student-led ensembles from the High School band recently visited with Lenape's Grade 5 band. Click to read all about it!

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