April 2019
Kim Fontana Named Superintendent
Congratulations to Kim Fontana, recently named Pawling CSD’s next superintendent!

Focus on Learning
Traveling the World: Spain 2019
Madrid, Segovia, and Avila were just a few of the locales Pawling high school students explored during their trip to Spain over Spring Break. They visited museums, cathedrals and the Real Madrid Football Stadium as part of their six-day visit.

Washington DC
From the Vietnam War Memorial to the Museums on the Mall, middle school students trekked around Washington, D.C., learning about our government and visiting national monuments and museums.

Prom 2019
Pawling juniors and seniors danced the night away at Prom 2019 in a night of celebration.

Terrific Tigers
Freaky Friday performed at Pawling High School
The Pawling High thespians had the audience laughing and tapping their feet to the new musical, Freaky Friday in early April. 

Pawling Science Students Earn Honors
at Dutchess County Science Fair
The Pawling Record - On March 30, ten students from Pawling High School’s Science Research Program, two ninth graders, and three students from Pawling Middle School competed at the 60th Annual Dutchess County Regional Science and Engineering Fair. In addition to the participants, several other Pawling students in the program volunteered at the event, helping with registration and judges’ ratings.   

Held in Falcon Hall on the Duchess Community College campus in Poughkeepsie, the event is held in affiliation with the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Students from throughout Dutchess County gathered to showcase their research in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Space Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Physics.      

Judging at the event was conducted by a panel of scientists, educators, engineers, and professionals from the Dutchess County community. Students were judged on the criteria of scientific thought, creative ability, skills, clarity, and thoroughness. Several Pawling students were awarded accolades and prizes.

Veronica Bucci
Senior Division Honorable Mention  
Certificate of Achievement for the Dutchess County Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Bryan Hodge
Senior Division Honorable Mention  
American of Psychological Association, with $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Certificate

Karen Jackson
Emily O'Neill Effective Display Award, with $50.00 check 
Certificate of Achievement for the Dutchess County Regional Science and Engineering Fair 

Jacob Voudren
Senior Division Honorable Mention  

Corinna Lozano
Senior Division Honorable Mention  

Grace Lena
Senior Division Honorable Mention  

Mary Katherine Keesler
6th Grade Division Honorable Mention  

Cary Keesler
1st Place 9th Grade Division
Honorable Mention from the Mid-Hudson Section ACS Chemistry for Life
Union College Science Award for Scientific Excellence
Vassar Brothers Institute Science Award for Outstanding Achievement in 9th Grade

Ian McWilliams
6th Grade Division Honorable Mention 
Middle Schoolers Write about Earth Day
The Pawling Record - In honor of Earth Day 2019 (April 22), the following articles were submitted to The Pawling Record by 6th grade students at Pawling Middle School under the guidance of English Language Arts (ELA) teachers Jaimie Montebello and Alyssa Dulin. As part of their ELA program, these students were tasked with composing informational articles to raise public awareness about a range of environmental topics.

Making beautiful music
The Pawling Middle School students and teachers showed fourth graders the many ways they could make beautiful music together during middle school.

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. Our top fundraiser was Erich, one of our awesome kindergarten students! 
Spring Sports Roundup
Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse
Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse had a quick start with a 7-2 record for the first half of the season.  With these seven wins, the team has already qualified for the Section 1 Championship tournament. This is the quickest the team has clinched a playoff berth. Winning against teams like North Salem and Irvington for the first time in their short program history highlighted this amazing season thus far. The girls are now playing for a top seed in the playoff brackets and expecting a home game for the first round!
Pawling Varsity Golf
After nearly 30 years of coaching Pawling Varsity Golf, Don Utter, has handed over the reins to his assistant of three years, Brian Ostyn, PHS 11th Grade ELA Instructor and modified wrestling coach. Student enrollment this season is the largest in the school’s history with 30+ students across four grades. With the hiring of assistants Steve Malone and Joe Amuso (also PHS varsity wrestling coaches), no student regardless of their experience or background in the sport was cut from the 30+ roster. PHS Golf will be graduating ten seniors this year, with incoming 11th graders who have the ability to start next year. 
Pawling Varsity Softball 
Pawling Varsity Softball is led this year by its four senior captains: pitcher and shortstop Ali Parent; first baseman Emily Wall; center fielder Bela Santiago; and right fielder and leadoff hitter Frankie Fleming.   Off to a a sluggish 2-5 start, the team is looking to capitalize on its talented players, and make a strong run at sectionals. 
Varsity Boys’ Lacrosse 
Varsity Boys’ Lacrosse, a young team challenged with injuries and a wet season, is playing hard in every game. Sophomores, Aidan Clowry, Trey Pfister, and Gino Riina, and Senior Brett Giannantonio have become the forefront anchors for the team with a great comeback win vs Albertus Magnus (6-5) and a tough overtime loss vs North Salem (7-6).
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