New Paltz Schools
New Paltz High School Drama Club performs Fiddler on the Roof March 17-19

New Paltz High School Drama Club performs Fiddler on the Roof March 17-19

The way licensing rights to stage plays work, a community theater — even a school — is not usually permitted to put on a production of a show while it’s running on the Great White Way, if it’s located within a certain geographical radius. But the Drama Club at New Paltz High School (NPHS) got...
New Paltz Middle School Drama Club stages “The Little Mermaid, Jr.”

New Paltz Middle School Drama Club stages “The Little Mermaid, Jr.”

The New Paltz Middle School Drama Club is staging The Little Mermaid, Jr. this year, an adaptation for young performers of the 1989 Disney movie and 2007 Broadway musical, The Little Mermaid. There will be two evening performances, on Friday and Saturday, February 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. and two afternoon matinees on Saturday...
New Paltz High School senior signs Letter of Intent for football

New Paltz High School senior signs Letter of Intent for football

New Paltz High School (NPHS) football kicker Aidan O’Neill signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and football career at Ohio University, a Division I college in Athens, Ohio. O’Neill, a senior at NPHS, put pen to paper on Wednesday, February 3 and made it official as his family and one of...
Tribute bricks to raise funds for Lenape Elementary School amphitheatre project

Tribute bricks to raise funds for Lenape Elementary School amphitheatre project

At the regular New Paltz Central School District Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, February 3, trustees passed a resolution by a vote of 7-0 to allow the Duzine/Lenape PTA to begin selling “tribute bricks” to raise funds to build a performance amphitheatre at Lenape Elementary School. The estimated cost of the project at this...
Capital project update on New Paltz Middle School parking lot

Capital project update on New Paltz Middle School parking lot

Bill Wisbauer of the construction management firm Tetra Tech and Louis Rodriguez of The Palombo Group gave a presentation to the New Paltz Central School District Board of Education at its regular meeting on Wednesday, February 3 regarding traffic congestion issues at the middle school. The design plans are anticipated to solve the current problems...
SUNY minimum wage increase will boost incomes of 524 New Paltz student workers

SUNY minimum wage increase will boost incomes of 524 New Paltz student workers

At a rally in New York City on January 4, governor Andrew Cuomo announced the first step of his 2016 agenda to make New York the first state in the nation to enact a $15 minimum wage for all workers: directing the State University of New York to raise the minimum wage for its employees....
New Paltz and Highland school superintendents discuss their respective districts

New Paltz and Highland school superintendents discuss their respective districts

From the outside looking in, it seems like 2015 was a transitional year for both the New Paltz and the Highland school districts. After all the drama of putting capital projects up for a vote in 2014 and succeeding in both cases  — Highland in October of that year and New Paltz voters approving their...
Male teachers at New Paltz High "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" to raise awareness of female cancers

Male teachers at New Paltz High “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” to raise awareness of female cancers

There is an old saying that you can never really understand a person until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. And that’s the premise behind the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® campaign that asks men to literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes in order to garner empathy for what females experience...
New Paltz teachers united in contract request

New Paltz teachers united in contract request

It was standing room only at the recent regular meeting of the New Paltz Central School District Board of Education on Wednesday, November 4. The room was filled with several dozen district teachers wearing identical red t-shirts with the word “RESPECT” printed in large white lettering on the back. Those present who couldn’t find room...
New Paltz High School stages Arsenic and Old Lace November 12-14

New Paltz High School stages Arsenic and Old Lace November 12-14

Think your relatives are embarrassing? Aunt Martha and Aunt Abby consider it their charitable duty to poison lonely old men with spiked elderberry wine — and they’re among the saner members, comparatively speaking, of the outwardly respectable, stuffily WASPy Brewster clan. There’s also a nephew named Teddy who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt and is digging...
Student writers Meaghan McElroy and Chloe Driscoll are the new student profile writers for the New Paltz Times

Student writers Meaghan McElroy and Chloe Driscoll are the new student profile writers for the New Paltz Times

The staff of The Maroon — the school newspaper at New Paltz Central High School — will lend the talents of two of their staff members to New Paltz Times over the course of the 2015-2016 school year. Editor-in-chief Meaghan McElroy and senior editor Chloe Driscoll, both entering their senior year at the high school,...
Back to school in New Paltz

Back to school in New Paltz

When dropping off their kids at the front parking lot next week, New Paltz Middle School parents can expect one-way traffic. Entry into the front lot will only occur from South Manheim Boulevard, and the lone exit will be a right-only turn onto Main Street, according to superintendent Maria Rice. “Why are we doing it?...