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WHS Announces Class of 2021 Scholarship Awards

CONGRATULATIONS to the following members of the Class of 2021 whose achievements and leadership were recognized with prestigious scholarship awards. We look forward to celebrating our new graduating class through the year ahead! 

Letter from The School Superintendents of Orange County, NY

UNITED TOGETHER  

Chester, Cornwall, Florida, Goshen, Greenwood Lake,Highland Falls/Fort Montgomery, Kiryas Joel, Marlboro, Middletown, Minisink Valley, Monroe-Woodbury, Newburgh, Orange-Ulster BOCES, Pine Bush, Port Jervis, Tuxedo, Valley Central, Warwick Valley, Washingtonville

AGAINST RACISM

The car parade will begin on Sunday at 10:00 am sharp, students should arrive along Ahern Blvd no later than 9:30 am.

Academic Awards 2019-20

Congratulations to the following students for being recognized by their teachers for outstanding effort and performance in their respective classes. You should be proud of your efforts. Keep up the good work, Wizards!

Once a wizard always a wizard retirees

As the 2019-2020 school year comes to an end, Washingtonville Central School District administrators would like to honor this year’s retirees.

Picture of video

Local artist Joe Pimentel has been busy bringing the Grade 5 Taft Elementary School mural to life.

Taft Grade 5 Message

This has been one interesting end to the school year!  We are all saddened about not having the opportunity to celebrate our 5th graders the traditional ways and participate in those special events. 

 2020 BOE Award of Accomplishment Recipiets Named

Since 1982, the Washingtonville Central School District Board of Education has recognized staff members, students and residents for their contributions to the District through its Award for Accomplishment.

Taft Students

Students recorded videos of themselves singing a song titled "Just Be Happy,” which they began learning the tune of in class prior to the school closure. Enjoy this multi-screen video of them all singing "together!"

Important

A statement of solidarity and support to our community members, parents, and most importantly, our students.

police department

With funds from the Breakfast Bistro, food was delivered to the Blooming Grove and Washingtonville Police Departments as part of their efforts to celebrate first responders and essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senior Scholar-Athlete Awards

Washingtonville High School seniors Nick Mirecki and Elissa Miller have been recognized with the 2019-2020 Senior Scholar-Athlete Award of the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association for their high level of performance in the classroom as well as in their chosen sports.

Let's celebrate the artistic achievements and community service of our talented and creative members! The link will be posted

Let's celebrate the artistic achievements and community service of our talented and creative members! The link will be posted at 7 PM on Friday, June 19, 2020. 

The washingtonville run has gone virtual

Show Your Support for the Washingtonville Senior Class of 2020. Let's Hit the Road and Have Some Fun! Join Washingtonville's Virtual Scholarship Run. Pick your own date and course anytime from Friday, May 29 - Saturday, June 13. 

BOE Award for Accomplishment Call for Nominations

All members of the staff, students or other citizens are invited to submit a nomination of a person or organization for the Board’s consideration. All nominations should be forwarded to the Superintendent no later than Friday, May May 29, 2020.

congratulations mrs dyroff 2020 grant recipient

Little Britain Elementary School Library Media Specialist Danielle Dyroff was honored by the School Library Media Specialists of Southeastern New York on May 1. Dyroff, who is new to Washingtonville Central School District this school year, received the 2020 Bea Griggs Memorial Incentive Grant, which is awarded annually to a Library Media Specialist in support of an innovative and exemplary program. 

Valedictorian and Salutatorian by pool

The Washingtonville Central School District is proud to announce that Elissa Miller has been named valedictorian of the class of 2020, and Andrea Neporanny is this year’s salutatorian.These two students are not only the best and brightest when it comes to academics, but they have also left their marks in various sports and extracurricular activities.

This activity is sponsored by NYS AHPERD’s  Spring 2020 Get Up and MOVE Challenge  Encouraging students to be physically acti

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.

Letter from the Superintendent

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. 

This is a picture of the WiFi logo

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.

Cartoon drawing

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.

Update

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. 

National Poetry Month Dear Poet Project at WHS

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!

WMS Set Crew

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.

Best Buddies students

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.”

Wrestling Champion

Kudos to WHS Grade 10 student Andrew Marchese, who competed in the New York State Wrestling Tournament this past weekend.

Read Across American Day

In celebration of Read Across America Day, Kindergarten classes invited parent volunteers into the classrooms to read to students throughout the day.

Foreign Language Honor Society International Night Washingtonville High School

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

Mad Science at LB

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.

Students celebrate 100th day of school

In the Kindergarten wing, students completed various activities including stacking cups, painting, creating an older version of themselves, licking lollipops, and completing 100 exercises.

students creating a coded amusement park

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.

students learn to code

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.

VIP Awards at WMS

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.

This week’s exercise consisted of students having to “rescue” a puppy while wearing special vision impairment glasses.

Student swimmers

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.

Students bowl

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!

Grade 5 students assits k student

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

Join us for the 27th annual scholarship run march 208 2020

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!

Student musicians

A total of 21 Washingtonville High School students were selected to perform in the Orange County Music Educators Association (OCMEA) Music Festival in January.

Students work on STEM

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.

Students working on mural

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.”

Join us Sun Feb 16 from 1-4pm at Newburgh brewing company for a fundraiser to benefit the food for kids

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.

Student working on project

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.

Basketball

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 study mayan civilization

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!

AudioEye - Technology that makes digital content more accessible, more usable, for more people.

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.

Rh recycles

Kudos to Round Hill Elementary School for collecting over six pounds of Little Bites wrappers from September to December!

Taft PTA Family Fun Night Bubble Bus Glow Party Friday, Jan 10 6 to 8

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.

Spring 2020 driver education

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). 

Students in kitchen

Just before the holiday break, students jumped into the space and put the new equipment to the test by making cookies. Yum! 

student and parent decorating

Kindergarten students and parent volunteers created festive masterpieces using an array of edible delights.

Students code robots

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.

holiday spirit in the air

Student volunteers at Washingtonville Middle School recently spent time wrapping presents purchased for the Spirit of Giving program.

Weekly regents review sessions

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.

Students looking at shopping list

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.

no shave november

In an effort to support the fight against men's cancers, the Washingtonville High School Wizards Against Cancer Club initiated No-Shave November.

Students dressed as superhero

Students were encouraged to dress up as their hero--someone they admired for his or her courageousness.

Taft students and family

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!

What's the story of your name?

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.

Students at career fair

Based on their interests, each student signed up to view three different career presentations given by parent volunteers, Washingtonville staff, and community members.  

Students with air force major

In honor of Veterans Day, Mr. Forrester invited Air Force Major Kathy Sileno to talk to her Grade 6 students.

student swimmers

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.

student using weight room

Washingtonville High School’s new weight room showcases Wizard spirit at its best with blue and gold equipment.

students dressed in wizard Wear

Washingtonville Middle School students were happy to participate in the first Wizard Wednesday of the year!

The crowed at Homecoming 2019

The Washingtonville School community gathered for Homecoming festivities on October 19.

students rallying when channel 12 news visited

“When I say WIZARD, you say NATION” could be heard coming from Washingtonville High School on Friday, October 4.

Charlie Martin and his family posing for photo

Charles Martin, School Resource Officer at Washingtonville High School, was recognized at Assemblyman Colin Schmitt’s Inaugural “Salute to First Responders” Ceremony.

Students working on their clay bowls in High School class

Students enrolled in Clay class at Washingtonville High School are kicking off the school year by creating handmade food bowls!

Dr. Washington Shaking hands with student

Deputy Superintendent Dr. Washington made his way through the hallways of Washingtonville on the first few days of school. 

Students walking into RH

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!

Dr. Washington Sitting at Table

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. 

Round Hill Assistant Principal

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.