Contact Info

  • Mr. Allan Lipsky, Principal 
  • Mrs. Michelle Rivas, Asst. Principal
  • Middle School Main Office: 845-855-4653
  • Fax: 845-855-4134
  • School day start time: 7:40 a.m. 
    School day dismissal time: 2:14 p.m.

Announcements

  • featured post

    Hudson Valley Oratorio - Falling For Pawling - April 25th - 6:30PM PHS

    The world premiere of Falling for Pawling:  A Musical Celebration of our Home, will be April 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Pawling High School Auditorium.   

    Falling for Pawling is a commissioned work composed by Eliot Bailen, Musical Director of the Sherman Chamber Ensemble, and inspired by the research and literary compositions of Pawling High School students.  Pawling Middle and High School students will perform with professional musicians.    

    Tickets are free, but required.  Parents of student performers will receive tickets in the mail.  Tickets are available to the general public at eventbrite.com.  A special showcase, "The Future of the Harlem Valley," will follow the performance.

    Pawling Central School District
  • featured post

    NYS Grades 3-8 Assessments Information

    Dear Parent/Guardian,

     

    Over the next few weeks, the New York State Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests will be administered to students. The New York State Education Department (SED) listened to the concerns of parents and educators and made changes to the tests.  Beginning this year, the number of test sessions for these annual assessments will be reducedfrom three days to two days.  The 2018 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests will continue to be untimed, as they were in 2016 and 2017.

    The ELA assessment will be given on April 11th and 12th and the math assessment on May 1st and 2nd.

    Below you will find a summary of the changes that were made to the 2018 Grades 3-8 English Language Arts and Mathematics Tests.

    • Two testing days per subject. The 2018 Grades 3–8 ELA and Math Tests have been reduced from three test sessions per subject to two sessions per subject this year, meaning each subject will have two days of testing instead of three.  With fewer test sessions, each test will have fewer questions than in recent years, lessening test fatigue for students and better enabling them to demonstrate what they know and are able to do.
    • The tests continue to be untimed so students who are still working on their exams will be allowed to continue to work, within the confines of the regular school day.
    • Test questions reviewed and written by New York State Teachers.  Hundreds of New York State educators were involved in creating and reviewing questions for 2018 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests and selecting the questions for the test forms.  This year, the assessments will also feature many test questions written by New York State teachers specifically for the annual New York State tests.  The future goal is for all test questions to be written by NYS educators.

    Teacher and Principal Evaluation/APPR

    • Student performance on the 2018 Grades 3-8 ELA and Mathematics Tests will have no employment-related consequences for teacher and principal evaluations. In December 2015, the Board of Regents approved a moratorium on using student scores on these exams for educators’ consequential evaluation scores.  This means no teachers or principals in New York State public schools will be affected by the results of the 2018 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests.

    Release of Test Questions and Instructional Report

    • Test questions and instructional reports will be released before the end of the school year.  The State Education Department will release 75-percent of questions from the 2018 tests and the instructional reports for educators on or around June 1, 2018.  You can view 2017 test questions (https://www.engageny.org/3-8) on EngageNY.

    You can find more information about the State tests on the State Education Department’s website at:  (http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/ei/eigen.html)

     

    Sincerely,

    William M. Ward, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

     

    Pawling Central School District
  • School Calendar Changes

    Dear Parent/Guardian:

    The PCSD calendar for 2017-2018 provided for 5 emergency closing days.  With the closing of school on Thursday, March 8th, we have now closed school for grades K-12 on 7 days:  Thursday and Friday, January 4th and 5th; Wednesday, January 17th; Wednesday, February 7th; Friday, March 2nd; and Wednesday and Thursday, March 7th and 8th.  The elementary school closed for an additional day (Thursday, February 8th) due to a heating problem at the school.

    As indicated on the 2017-2018 PCSD calendar, school closings in excess of the 5 allotted days will be made up in the following order:  1) Monday, March 26th, 2) Tuesday, March 27th, 3) Wednesday, March 28th, 4) Thursday, March 29thAt this time  March 26th  through March 29th will be days when school will be in session for grades K-12, in order to meet the 180 day State requirement.

    On Friday, June 1st, the elementary school will have a full day of school to make up for the elementary school closing on Thursday, February 8th, due to the lack of heat in the building.  The middle school and high school will maintain the half-day schedule for Friday, June 1st.

     

    Sincerely,

    William M. Ward, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

     

    Estimado/Tutor:

    El calendario de PCSD para el año 2017-2018 proporcionó 5 días de cierre de emergencia.  Con el cierre de la escuela el Jueves 8 de Marzo, ya hemos cerrado la escuela 7 días para los grados K-12:  Jueves y Viernes, 4 y 5 de Enero; Miércoles, 17 de Enero; Miércoles, 7 de Febrero; Viernes, 2 de Marzo; y Miércoles y Jueves, 7 y 8 de Marzo.  La escuela primaria cerró un día adicional (Jueves, 8 de Febrero) debido a un problema de calefacción en la escuela.

    Como se indica en el calendario PCSD 2017-2018, el cierre de las escuelas en exceso de los 5 días asignados se compensarán en el siguiente orden: 1) Lunes, 26 de Marzo, 2) Martes, 27 de Marzo, 3) Miércoles, 28 de Marzo, 4 ) Jueves, 29 de Marzo.  En este momento desde el 26 de marzo hasta el 29 de marzo , serán días en que la escuela estará en sesión para los grados K-12,  para cumplir con el requisito estatal de 180 días.

    El Viernes, 1o de Junio, la escuela primaria tendrá un día completo de clases para compensar el cierre de la escuela primaria del Jueves 8 de Febrero,  debido a la falta de calefacción en el edificio.  La escuela intermedia y la escuela secundaria mantendrán el horario de medio día para el Viernes 1o de Junio.

     

    Sinceramente,

    William M. Ward, Ed.D.

    Superintendente de Escuelas

     

    Pawling Central School District
  • Don't Forget to Vote!

     Tuesday, May 15, 2018 • 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM

     Pawling Elementary School Gym,  7 Haight St.,  Pawling, N.Y. 12564

    Voter Registration:

    To be eligible to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age or older, and a resident of the district for 30 days prior to the vote.  If you are registered to vote for a general election, you are registered to vote in all school district elections. 

    Registering with the Board of Elections 

    If you are not registered, you can obtain a mail registration form by calling the Dutchess County Board of Elections at 845-486-2473.  A registration form can also be downloaded from the Board of Elections website: http://dutchesselections.com.  Forms are also available at most government offices, post offices, and libraries.  Complete the form and mail it to the Dutchess County Board of Elections.   You may also register in person at 47 Cannon Street, Poughkeepsie.  If you have moved to a new address within Dutchess County or if there has been a change to your name, call the Board of Elections for specific instructions.  You must be registered by May 8 for the May 15, 2018 vote.

    Registering for School Votes Only

    If you are not registered to vote with the Board of Elections, you may register for the school district vote, on Thursday May 3rd at the Elementary School Library. Voter registration will be held from 3:45 pm to 7:45 pm.   

    During voter registration, documents must be presented to the Board of Registration.  Acceptable documents are as follows:

    Residency

    Address portion of the individual’s State or Federal Income Tax Return form.

    or

    W-2 form showing the name and address of individual.

    Residency and Age

    Driver’s License or Non-Driver’s Identification Card.

    or

    School Census information for currently enrolled students.

    or

    Annual Statement from Social Security used for income purposes showing name and address of individual.

    Citizenship and Age

    Birth Certificate or Passport

     

    Application for Absentee Ballot  (Click here to obtain a copy)

    Please print the application, complete the required information.  The Application must be signed and mailed back to the District at 515 Route 22, Pawling, NY 12564 Attn: District Clerk, application must be received at least 7 days before the election if ballot is to be mailed to the voter or you can bring the application to the District Office. FAX COPIES OR EMAIL COPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

     

    Pawling Central School District
  • Information for Kindergarten Registration 2018-2019

    UPDATE:  Incoming Kindergartener Parent Information Night is postponed to Thursday, March 15th at 7pm at Pawling Elementary School
     
    Please be sure to contact the elementary school at #855-4680 so that we have your contact information on file and can include your incoming kindergartner on our list for next year.  We can also send you registration paperwork that should be filled out now, along with details about our incoming Kindergarten Parent Information Night (March 13, 2018) and our kindergarten screenings appointment dates (April 18-20, 2018). Thank you.
     
    *********SPANISH BELOW*************
     
     "Información para la inscripción en kindergarten 2018-2019"
     
    Por favor asegúrese de comunicarse con la escuela primaria en el # 855-4680 para que tengamos su información de contacto en el archivo y puede incluir su kindergartener entrante en nuestra lista para el próximo añoTambién podemos enviar el papeleo de registro que debe ser llenado ahorajunto con detalles acerca de Padres de kindergarten Noche de Información (13 de marzo de 2018) y las fechas de nuestras citas para los proyecciones de kindergarten (18-20 de abril de 2018). Gracias.
    Pawling Central School District
  • Dutchess County Relatives as Parents Program

    COFFEE & CONVERSATION . YOUTH PROGRAMMING . INTERGENERATIONAL ACTIVITIES

    This free program exists to assist those who have
    taken on the role as primary caregiver for a related child. Please see Flyer below for more information.

    *Pawling Central School District  is not affiliated with nor endorses this program.

     

     

    Pawling Central School District

Middle School Events

  • BOE Meeting, 7:30pm (BOCES Vote)

    Pawling Central School District
  • Pawling High School Audiorium

    Hudson Valley Oratorio

    The world premiere of Falling for Pawling:  A Musical Celebration of our Home, will be April 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Pawling High School Auditorium.  

    Falling for Pawling is a commissioned work composed by Eliot Bailen, Musical Director of the Sherman Chamber Ensemble, and inspired by the research and literary compositions of Pawling High School students.  Pawling Middle and High School students will perform with professional musicians.    

    Tickets are free, but required.  Parents of student performers will receive tickets in the mail.  Tickets are available to the general public at eventbrite.com.  A special showcase, "The Future of the Harlem Valley," will follow the performance.

    Pawling Central School District
  • PTA Meeting‐7:00pm

    Pawling Central School District
  • Junior/Senior Prom

    Pawling Central School District
  • SPRING PICTURE DAY IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Pawling Central School District
  • Grades 3—8 Math Assessments

    Pawling Central School District
  • BOE Meeting, 7:30pm (Public Hearing)

    Pawling Central School District
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Welcome

I would like to welcome you to the Pawling Middle School for the 2017-2018 school year.  Your child will have many wonderful experiences as they progress from grade five through  grade eight.  It is my sincere hope that you encourage your child/children to become involved in all that the Middle School has to offer. It is my belief that together we can make a positive difference in your child's life.  If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 845-855-2171 or email me at lipskya@pcsdny.org.

Sincerely,

Allan Lipsky