We have been informed that a member of our school staff has been tested positive for COVID-19. We know that more confirmed cases have developed and will continue to develop in our community.
An IMPORTANT Update from the Superintendent.
An update from the Superintendent regarding the coronavirus.
To limit traffic in and out of our schools and to allow for the cleaning of these buildings not to be interrupted, we are cancelling Parent-Teacher Conferences at the Middle School and High School on March 12 & March 19. These will now be regular school days.
This is just a friendly reminder that the Taft 20 for 20 in 2020 Challenge is still going! It was originally scheduled to be handed in by April 1st but we will extend the challenge until April 13th.
The Washingtonville Central School District is working hard to support our learners with continued access to instructional resources during this time that schools are closed. View this article to learn more about Internet Service Providers that are offering access to the internet for next 60-90 days.
The Washingtonville Central School District is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the annual Board of Education Awards for Accomplishment
Please find information from Taft on March 16 enclosed.
On behalf of the Washingtonville Senior High School Foreign Language Honor Society, thank you to the Washingtonville Middle School students who participated in the 4th Annual MS Foreign Language Week Poster Contest.
Taft is holding a "gently used" footwear drive from March 16 to April 16.
Since the High School and Middle School students will be dismissed at 10:30 am on March 16, modified sports try outs will be postponed until Tuesday, March 17.
Important information regarding the upcoming New York State assessments for students in grades 3-8.
Kindergarten Registration will begin the week of March 23-27, and Pre-Kindergarten Registration will begin the week of April 20-24.
WHS students and teachers are being encouraged to submit their favorite poem or a poem they have written to Mrs. Todaro in person or by email. The deadline is April 30. The poem will be placed on the poetry board outside of her classroom, and if you’re interested, you will have an opportunity to read it on BGTV!
While there, they were able to meet local State representatives James Skoufis and Colin Schmitt, take a tour of the building, and enjoy the architecture and interesting exhibits.
From foam trees to tall platforms, the Washingtonville Middle School Set Crew is busy creating the scenes for the Drama Club’s production of “The Addams Family,” which will take place on March 27 and 28.
Throughout the school year, “Best Buddies” meet to conquer new activities. High School students of all grade levels spend time with students in the Aspire class, ultimately becoming “best buddies.”
Kudos to WHS Grade 10 student Andrew Marchese, who competed in the New York State Wrestling Tournament this past weekend.
In celebration of Read Across America Day, Kindergarten classes invited parent volunteers into the classrooms to read to students throughout the day.
The Washingtonville High School Foreign Language Honor Society is hosting International Night on March 13 from 6 - 8:30 PM in the High School Auditorium and Large Cafeteria
Students researched foods that typically accompany the festivities, and brought them into school to share.
Can you exercise 20 days for 20 minutes during the month of March 2020?
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Congratulations to Washingtonville High School senior Joseph Whittle, who was awarded 3rd place out of all participants from varying Orange County high schools.
The WHS 21st Century Media Studies class recently learned about Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality applications, thanks to their classmate Ryan Sanchez’s project.
Kudos to Washingtonville High School student Andrew Marchese for winning his second consecutive Section IX Wrestling Championship! In addition, he won his 100th High School match.
The youngsters enjoyed an exciting presentation delivered by a representative from Mad Science, which specializes in the provision of unique science experiences and enrichment activities.
To purchase tickets, please visit https://whsdrama.ludus.com/index.php. Here is a sneak peek of what you'll see at the show!
The Washingtonville High School Boys Swimming and Diving team dove right in at the Section 9 finals on Saturday, February 22.
In the Kindergarten wing, students completed various activities including stacking cups, painting, creating an older version of themselves, licking lollipops, and completing 100 exercises.
The students, who are in Grades 10 to 12, have constructed Ferris wheels, swings, and more using Hummingbird Robotics Kits, which are comprised of lights, sensors, and motors, and allow students to build a robot out of any material.
The collection was started in honor of Valentine's Day, asking families and staff members to "show their love" to a homeless pet.
During a recent home game, the Washingtonville High School Girls Varsity Basketball team honored its senior players.
Welcome to the Team Brennan Heart Hospital at Round Hill Elementary School, where the Kindergarten students will take care of your heart.
Mrs. Williams will be visiting all classrooms to read this book, which tells the story of how we got our skin color!
Here’s a sneak peek of what they’re up to. Stay tuned for more information!
Grade 1 students at Taft Elementary School celebrated Valentine’s Day by partaking in a fun game!
The District’s Technology Integration Specialist is working with the Grade 1 technologist to learn lego robotics, and the youngsters are enjoying every minute of it.
Silver star, bronze star, and gold star awards were given to students who raised their grades from 3 points to more than 9 in Social Studies, Science, Math, and English.
This week’s exercise consisted of students having to “rescue” a puppy while wearing special vision impairment glasses.
Grade 1 students have been busy creating art in class! Students recently glazed ceramics that will soon be fired in the kiln.
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the Team Integrity teachers at Washingtonville Middle School gave valentines to students.
“I am helpful, I am respectful, I am a good friend."
Congratulations to Andrew Smolar, Jackson Vinarub, Brayden Dwyer, Ryan Lerner, Adam Kellman, and Mason Rowlands for their feats of the night, which ranged from becoming OCIAA champions to qualifying for States to breaking school records.
The results of the the district communication survey are in!
Students wanted to make more games for outdoor recess, so, they collected empty soda bottles, filled them with beans, and taped the bottles closed. As a result, they are enjoying bowling on the blacktop!
The Junior Community Service Club has been busy making Valentines for our Senior Community.
Each student was given $30 cash from Bistro funds to spend on supplies, which allowed them to think about spending within a budget!
The PE Department at Round Hill Elementary School recently initiated a new program, which allows Grade 5 students to assist Kindergarten PE classes during their recess time
The community gathered as the District dedicated the newly renovated High School Auditorium in loving memory of Mrs. Davis, who worked as a guidance counselor in the District for 28 years and founded the school’s Masque and Mime Club.
Join us for the 27th Annual Washingtonville Scholarship Run on March 28 at 10 AM at Washingtonville High School. Racers of all ages are invited to run, walk, or wog!
A total of 21 Washingtonville High School students were selected to perform in the Orange County Music Educators Association (OCMEA) Music Festival in January.
Activities ranged from creative studying games using technology software and unique book projects such as diaries, newspapers, and videos, to virtual digs in social studies and manipulating cotton in science.
Society members work side-by-side with their peers to help them with their classwork or homework, as well as help them study for tests/quizzes.
Kudos to the 16 Washingtonville High School students who were selected to perform in the New York State School Music Association Zone 9 Area All-State Honors’ Music Festival.
The students, who are highlighting important events of 2019, are gathering images, quotes, and information using a special edition of Time for Kids titled “2019 The Year in Pictures.”
In a few short weeks we will have a published student on our hands at Washingtonville High School!
Washingtonville High School (WHS) welcomed Kateri Ruebenstahl to the art department. Ruebenstahl, who is a Washingtonville alumna, teaches Computer Illustration and Animation and Intro to Digital Media Arts.
Join us on Sunday, February 16, from 1 to 4 PM at Newburgh Brewing Company for a fundraiser to benefit the Food for Kids Program.
They are crafting their own renditions of their favorite children's books digitally. This is one of the many lessons that have taught the students a real-life application of graphic design work.
Little Britain Elementary School’s chorus and band members performed for their classmates.
The Washingtonville High School Girls Basketball team is hosting a 5 Hour Clinic Girls/Boys Grades 4-6 on February 17 from 8:30 - 1:30 PM.
Students are investigating different theories regarding the Mayan civilization. They will then teach their classmates about the theory they analyzed and vote on which one they are in favor of!
The young scholars are learning about the various elements of a laptop, how to successfully log onto Chromebooks, and how to use the internet safely--and they are enjoying every minute of it.
Congratulations to Marisela Colangelo, Ryan Hendricks, Mr. Clough, and Mrs. Diemer!
NIck jumped 15’ 8” in a recent pole vault competition, which ranks him number one in New York State!
The Washingtonville Central School District is committed to creating an environment where we meet the needs of all whom we serve. We strive to make our facilities and technology accessible to all students, staff and visitors in accordance with WCAG 2.0 Level AA guidelines.
Each month the funds were donated to the Greater Washingtonville Lions Club, which is building an inclusive playground in Washingtonville.
Kudos to Round Hill Elementary School for collecting over six pounds of Little Bites wrappers from September to December!
On Friday, January 10, the Taft PTA will hold it’s Family Fun Night, a Blacklight Bubble Bus Glow Party from 6 to 8 PM in Taft Elementary School’s cafeteria.
Washingtonville High School is now accepting applications for the spring Driver Education program. The program provides ample training about how to drive safely, allows for senior driving privileges at 17 years old upon completion, and lowers insurance premiums (contact your provider for details).
The creative juices were flowing as students decorated gingerbread houses!
Members of the Washingtonville High School chorus and band sprinkled holiday cheer by playing various seasonal songs.
Students at Taft Elementary School have been recycling bottles to earn money to donate to various community organizations and events. T
Students got creative during the December meetup for Best Buddies.
Just before the holiday break, students jumped into the space and put the new equipment to the test by making cookies. Yum!
Students visited various locations throughout the school and sang holiday favorites such as “Frosty the Snowman” and “Let It Snow.”
Kindergarten students and parent volunteers created festive masterpieces using an array of edible delights.
The District’s Technology Integration Specialist has been working with the class to code Edison Robots, programmable robots designed to be a complete STEM teaching resource.
For the second straight season, members of the Washingtonville High School eSports team have advanced to the High School Esports League National Playoffs.
Student volunteers at Washingtonville Middle School recently spent time wrapping presents purchased for the Spirit of Giving program.
ATF bomb-sniffing dog Conley joined the police officers, making his way around the school to say hi!
Mrs. Brennen’s class learned how to “grow” candy canes and took “sELFIEs” with the holiday decor in the hallway.
He proposed collecting change from staff members to use to help buy presents for a family in need.
The Washingtonville Middle School Junior Community Service Club held two bake sales to raise money to adopt a family this holiday season.
Mark your calendars! The Washingtonville High School National Art Honor Society is hosting its 3rd Annual Glaze Your Own Bowl/Mug Fundraiser on January 11.
Washingtonville High School is offering free weekly regents review sessions as a reinforcement for learning. To sign up for a session, please visit the main office at the High School.
Some Washingtonville Middle School students took time to slow down this holiday season and help families in need within our school community by volunteering for the school’s Spirit of Giving program.
In an effort to support the fight against men's cancers, the Washingtonville High School Wizards Against Cancer Club initiated No-Shave November.
Students were encouraged to dress up as their hero--someone they admired for his or her courageousness.
Physical Education teachers at Taft Elementary School are taking advantage of the snow by having students sled down the playground hill and snowshoe around the playground.
This year marks the first time that Washingtonville High School has student bowling teams.
Some highlights from Veteran Lunch, special tributes were given by Grade 1 students, the chorus, the Student Council, and Mrs. Williams. Happy Veterans Day to all, thank you for all that you do for our country!
Every Friday, Taft Elementary School Aspire students look forward to a visit from Tails for Tales.
The talented cast, along with a team of hardworking crew members, will present the story of Harold Hill.
Little Britain Elementary School started off the school year by focusing on each child’s name, encouraging students to discuss with their families the story behind their names.
To celebrate Veterans Day and honor our military families, Little Britain Elementary School held a special event.
In preparation for the weekend, club members visited the organization’s headquarters to bag up donated items.
Based on their interests, each student signed up to view three different career presentations given by parent volunteers, Washingtonville staff, and community members.
In honor of Veterans Day, Mr. Forrester invited Air Force Major Kathy Sileno to talk to her Grade 6 students.
Congratulations to Washingtonville High School students Elissa Miller (Grade 12), Katherine Kline (Grade 11), Olivia Brown (Grade 11), and Kate Kennedy (Grade 9) for qualifying for the NYS Swim Championships in the 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relays.
Students enrolled in Ms. Benjamin’s Technical Mathematics & Computer Science class have been experimenting with Edison Robots.
The senior has signed a letter of intent to play Division I Tennis at Marist College!
While there, the High School students acted as mentors, demonstrating science-based, hands-on exercises for the Elementary students.
Washingtonville High School’s new weight room showcases Wizard spirit at its best with blue and gold equipment.
It was a Hoedown at Taft Elementary School on Friday, November 1.
Lunch Wagons are a popular commodity at Round Hill Elementary School.
“What is the story of your name?” is a popular question buzzing around Little Britain Elementary School.
Karaoke Club is a crowd favorite at Little Britain Elementary School.
Washingtonville Middle School students were happy to participate in the first Wizard Wednesday of the year!
The Washingtonville Varsity Volleyball team honored its senior players.
Taft Elementary School won a grant from Danone and ShopRite to promote innovative fitness in education.
Every student at Round Hill Elementary School planted a bulb with the promise to be drug-free.
The Aspire class was busy making items such as cinnamon buns, egg sandwiches, and yogurt parfaits.
Washingtonville Middle School students enjoyed a scavenger hunt during study hall for Red Ribbon Week.
Little Britain students enjoyed the school’s Scholastic Book Fair.
The Washingtonville School community gathered for Homecoming festivities on October 19.
Students showed their pride by participating in the various spirit week days.
Two Round Hill classes partner up every Friday to give the students an enriching experience.
Little Britain Elementary School showed their appreciation to their bus drivers today by hosting a breakfast.
When Channel 12 News BGTV students had the opportunity to experience the field firsthand
Washingtonville Middle School hosted a social welcoming all of its new students.
Students learned various fire safety tactics and drills from the Washingtonville Fire Department.
Fashion design students at Washingtonville High School are jumping into the school year with pencils and paper.
“When I say WIZARD, you say NATION” could be heard coming from Washingtonville High School on Friday, October 4.
Charles Martin, School Resource Officer at Washingtonville High School, was recognized at Assemblyman Colin Schmitt’s Inaugural “Salute to First Responders” Ceremony.
The Basketball Coaches Association of New York recognized Washingtonville Boys’ Basketball Coaches Todd Rose and Matt Donaldson at their annual coaches clinic held at SUNY Cortland
This event gives students and their families the opportunity to meet one another and get to know the administrators.
Students enrolled in Clay class at Washingtonville High School are kicking off the school year by creating handmade food bowls!
The woodworking shop at Washingtonville High School is a hidden gem!
Grade 6 Team Integrity students are settling into the Middle School nicely.
Grade 1 students at Taft Elementary School were jumping for joy as they used Chromebooks for the first time.
The Office of Special Services made the summer session for Early Intervention very exciting for students
Kindergarten students at Round Hill Elementary School have been busy creating self-portraits!
The 2019-2020 school year is off to a great start!
Senator James Skoufis played a major role in securing the Full-Day Kindergarten program for the District.
Deputy Superintendent Dr. Washington made his way through the hallways of Washingtonville on the first few days of school.
Round Hill Elementary School opened its doors to the Class of 2032, the first students to experience Full-Day Kindergarten classes at the Washingtonville Central School District!
I have been grateful for the generous welcome I have received from the entire Washingtonville community. I look forward to assuming the position of Superintendent of Schools on October 1st.
They have stocked the outdoor library at Round Hill Elementary School with various school supplies for whoever needs them.
Round Hill Elementary School welcomed Mayda Amabile as its new Assistant Principal on August 5. During Mrs. Amabile’s first year, she looks forward to establishing relationships and building trust with faculty, staff, students, families, and the community at large.