June 2019
2019-2020 Budget Passes
Three Board Seats Filled
The 2019-2020 budget of $38,750,576 passed with a vote of 417 to 126.

Jeffrey Asher, Edward J. Grippe and Harvey Matcovsky were each elected to serve for a three-year term on the School Board.
Focus on Learning
Debate Team takes first place at Dutchess BOCES Spring Tournament
The Pawling High School Debate team competed at the Dutchess BOCES Spring tournament against four schools and 30 students in late May. Lauren Hollander and Ditte Isak were awarded first prize at the end of the day, after competing against John Jay High School in the final round.

Lauren and Ditte presented arguments on the topic of artificial intelligence in front of all the schools to capture the title. High school principal Helen Callan says, “We are so proud of their hard work and amazing performance!”
Students Compete in
Statewide Music Competition
Students on the middle school and high school levels competed in this year’s NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) Solo Festivals which took place on May 10 and May 11 at George Fischer Middle School in Carmel, NY.

At solo festivals, students are given a performance evaluation that involves playing a graded solo from the NYSSMA Manual, playing scales, and sight reading.

Soloists included:
Pawling Middle School:
Harper Befus - Trombone
Jadyn Brenneman - Bb Clarinet
Gianluca Cioffi - Vocal
Elena Davenport - Vocal
Dominik Dziurdzinski - Bb Clarinet
Klara Dziurdzinski - Cello
Brianna Gallagher - Baritone Saxophone
Magnolia Garbarino - Vocal
Alyssa Garcia - Vocal
Dylan Harrer - Snare Drum
Jake Harris - Trumpet
Kate Keesler - Vocal
Michael Leahy - Alto Saxophone
Rosemary Notaro - Piano
Ava Riina - Vocal
Sara Rivera - Flute
Lucas Walsh - Bb Clarinet
Sarah Willie - Trombone
Pawling High School:
Samantha Ferraiola - Vocal
Ananya Govindarajan - Piano and Alto Saxophone
Cara Leahy - Vocal
Kaitlyn McCann - Tuba
Kelsey McCowen - Cello
Jasella Martinez - Vocal
Ryan Resnick - Vocal
Noelle Vitro - Flute
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Terrific Tigers
Pawling Elementary students raise $9,000 for the American Heart Association
Pawling Elementary School students raised more than $9,000 for the American Heart Association during the "Kids Heart Challenge," which was held before school over the course of three mornings in May.

Erich, a kindergartener, was the top fundraiser!
Have you seen the Kindness Rocks?
Peer Leaders at the high school participated in the Kindness Rocks Project for the second year. Students collected and painted rocks with pictures, motivational quotes, and words. These rocks have been spread throughout the community for people to find.

Keep an eye out for these creations!
Alumnus in the News
Pawling alumnus Matthew Badia ‘17, who attends Marist College, was recently selected to travel to Washington, D.C. as part of the 23rd Annual Posters on the Hill event. One of about 70 participants, he presented his research based on work which he began at Pawling High School as part of the District's Independent Science Research program. A chemistry and environmental science double major, Badia is a member of Marist’s Honors Program. He is the second Marist student to be part of this prestigious program.

Spring Sports Roundup 2
Pawling Tigers Varsity Baseball
Pawling Tigers Varsity Baseball has played and battled through a very tough schedule. The Tigers defeated Dover and Haldane at Dutchess Stadium. Players to watch are Brian Beehler, Jake Golodner, Javier Santiago , Joe Castellano and Nick Grande. Coach Rodriguez says, “These boys battle every single day, and that’s the best part about being with this crew.”

Pawling Varsity Track and Field
Freshman Noah Brightman qualified for Nationals, running a Personal Record in the 800M with a time of 2:01.5.

Eighth grader Caleb Brightman qualified for Junior Nationals running a Personal Record in the 1600M with a time of 5:03.7, while 8th grader Julianne Hickey also qualified for Junior Nationals, running a Personal Record of 19.1 in the 100M high hurdles (HH).
The Boys Sprint Medley Team of Jack Hickey, Alex Petruso, Elijah Batista and Noah Brightman set a new school record at the Beacon Steeple Jump Fest, running a time of 3:40.3.

Conference 3 Kick off Meet
Scoring for Pawling (Boys): Noah Brightman 1st 800M; Jack Hickey 2nd 110HH and 3rd 400 Intermediate Hurdles (IH); Elijah Batista 3rd 400M and 8th LJ; Garrett Watkins 3rd 400IH; Will Mann 7th SP and 8th HJ; Boys 4x100: Mygan, Batista, Fiorisi, Colombo 3rd; 4x100: DiPonio, Flanagan, Jeziorski, Mann 4th; Distance Medley Relay: Petruso, Hickey, Watkins, Brightman 2nd; Alex Petruso 6th 110HH; Sprint Medley Relay: Schmidt, Scalice, Mygan, Bai 7th.

Scoring for Pawling (Girls): Julianne Hickey 1st 400IH, 2nd 100HH and 7th High Jump (HJ); Juliet Governale 3rd 100HH and 4th HJ; Sprint Medley Relay: Krasinski, Bellucci, Pelegrino, Fanuele 6th; 4x100: Bellucci, DeGloria, Krasinski, Pelegrino 6th. The Girls team placed fifth overall.

Pirate Relays
Boys Varsity 4x400: Hickey, Petruso, Brightman and Batista took 2nd place. The boys also teamed up in the Distance Medley relay for a 4th place finish.

Finishing in the top 10: Julianne Hickey in the 400IH for an 8th place finish; Girls Shuttle Hurdle Relay: Hickey, Governale, DeGloria with an 8th place finish.

Freshman Will Mann threw a Personal Record of 123’ for a 2nd place finish at the Red Raider Relays.

Placing in the Top 15: Joe Furlong 10th PV; Noah Brightman 10th 800; Jack Hickey 11th 110HH, 14th 400M, 15th HJ; Alex Petruso 12th 800M.

Petruso, Batista, Hickey and Brightman teamed up again at the Green Dragon relays and once again medaled for Pawling with a 5th place finish in the Sprint Medley Relay and 6th place finish in the Distance Medley Relay.
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