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     Horizons-on-the-Hudson School is located right on the river in the historic city of Newburgh, NY. Horizons is a Pre-K through 5th Grade school. We have recently been accredited as an International Baccalaureate World School.

     The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

     To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

     These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

     Horizons on the Hudson is participating in the Primary Years Programme (PYP) designed for students aged 3 to 12. The philosophy of the PYP is to make the students into inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk-takers, knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, well-balanced, and reflective citizens of the world. As part of the program students are required to learn a second language during the program. Beginning this year all students grades 1-6 will begin to learn Spanish.

     For more information on the IB Program, use the following link:
Further IB Program Information

VISION STATEMENT
     The Horizons Family fosters an environment of lifelong learning where inquiry is the basis of learning and high academic expectations are supported by all stakeholders. We are a school where international mindedness is cultivated, good character is nurtured, individuals and communities are cared for and respected, reflection on experiences is valued and knowledge is put into action to benefit ALL learners and society.

Lisa Buon, Principal
Margaret Chesser, Assistant Principal
137 Montgomery Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: 845-563-3725
Fax: 845-563-3730
Student Arrival: 9:15AM
Student Dismissal:   Bus: 4:00PM   Walker: 3:50PM
Teacher Arrival: 9:00AM
Teacher Dismissal: 4:15PM
Pre-K (AM) Arrival/Dismissal: 9:15AM / 12:05PM
Pre-K (PM) Arrival/Dismissal: 1:10PM / 4:00PM


POSTED: Thursday, June 26, 2014

HOH KAMISHIBAI TROUPE START JAPANESE-STYLE STORYTELLING WAVE IN NEWBURGH
The HOH Kamishibai Storytelling Troupe headed to Head Start of Eastern Orange County for performances on June 9 and 10. Thirteen storytellers performed 10 stories from around the world in 8 classrooms. The troupe was accompanied by Mrs. Jumpp, Library Teacher and parent-chaperone, Mrs. Johnston.

POSTED: Thursday, June 26, 2014

AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR, DOUGLAS FLORIAN VISITS HOH
Award-winning children's book author, poet and illustrator, Douglas Florian visited HOH on Friday, May 30. There were two assemblies and two classroom visits, won by Mrs. Amakye’s, Mrs. Dolfinger’s and Ms. Byrd’s 3rd grade and Mrs. Cline’s 2nd grade who created the most Florian-inspired poems.

POSTED: Thurs., May 15, 2014

HORIZONS PTA TO HOLD CLOTHING DRIVE AND YARD/VENDOR SALE
On Saturday, May 31st from 10AM-2PM. Horizons-on-the-Hudson's Parent Teacher Association in conjunction with the Elementary National Honor Society will be holding a clothing drive and yard/vendor sale at the school. Download Flyer and Vendor Information

POSTED: Thurs., March 27, 2014

HORIZONS STUDENTS EXAMINE MOUNT SAINT HELENS AS PART OF IB PROGRAM
Fifth grade students at Horizons on the Hudson Magnet School in Newburgh examined the impact of the 1980 Mount Saint Helens volcanic eruption as part of their International Baccalaureate study of natural disasters.

POSTED: Wed., March 5, 2014

HORIZONS: TEAM WORK MAKES DREAMS WORK
As Irviona Dunham, a 2nd grade student at Horizons on the Hudson, helped pack old book bags with obsolete books, she looked at her Extended Learning Time morning class teacher, Jennifer Cline, and said, “My aunt always tells me that team work makes dreams work.”

POSTED: Wed., March 5, 2014

'THE THREE LITTLE WOLVES' PRODUCTION FROM HORIZONS ON THE HUDSON
Students in Jennifer Cline’s second grade class at Horizons-on-the-Hudson School took Common Core Learning Standards to a new level when they performed their version of The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig.

POSTED: Wed., March 5, 2014

HORIZONS MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS
Check the Publications page for some updated monthly newsletters that are now available for download.

POSTED: Tues., February 25, 2014

COMPACT WEBPAGE UPDATED
The Horizons compact webpage has been updated with membership, meeting schedule, goals, and agendas and minutes. Click on the title of this post to view the compact page.

POSTED: Mon., February 10, 2014

LIBRARY HAPPENINGS UPDATE: HORIZONS' KAMISHIBAI
Kamishibai Storytelling Comes Alive at HOH. Kamishibai, a traditional form of Japanese storytelling has come alive with the HOH Kamishibai Storytelling Troupe! Click on the title for more information.

POSTED: Fri., January 10, 2014

KIDS CAN! ONE CAN FOOD PROJECT AT HORIZONS
Students at Horizons on the Hudson came together recently to help others in the Newburgh community. In conjunction with the Kids Can! One Can Food Project, the Horizons National Elementary Honor Society chapter launched its in-school canned food drive service project.

POSTED: Wed., December 18, 2013

HORIZONS ON THE HUDSON PARTNERS WITH STORM KING ART CENTER
Last month, over 200 Horizons on the Hudson International Baccalaureate School students in kindergarten through second grade and dozens of their parents visited Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY.

POSTED: Thurs., December 5, 2013

NECSD KICKS OFF DADS TAKE YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL INITIATIVE
On Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, the District hosted the first annual, Dads Take Your Child to School Day, at Horizons-on-the-Hudson School. The school was pleased to host the kickoff event on behalf of the NECSD because the school community realizes the importance of connecting families to the work that it does with students.

POSTED: Mon., December 2, 2013

UPCOMING BARNES AND NOBLE BOOKFAIRS - BALMVILLE, HORIZONS, HERITAGE
Balmville, Horizons, and Heritage will all be holding a Barnes and Noble Bookfairs. Balmville (Download Flyer) will be on December 6th, Heritage (Download Flyer) will be on December 8th, Horizons (Download Flyer) will be on December 14th. You can also support the schools by purchasing online. More information on the flyers.

POSTED: Thurs., November 7, 2013

CITY OF NEWBURGH FIRE DEPARTMENT VISITS PRE-K STUDENTS AT HOH
Pre-K students at Horizons on the Hudson recently had a visit from the City of Newburgh Fire Department to teach the children about fire safety. Lieutenant Terry Ahers talked about smoke detectors and changing the batteries, showed the students how a firefighter looks and sounds with gear on, and students toured the inside of a fire truck.

POSTED: Tues., November 5, 2013

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
The October school newsletter is available on the publications page or by clicking on the title of this post.

POSTED: Mon., October 7, 2013

HORIZONS ON THE HUDSON HOSTS BACK TO SCHOOL BLOCK PARTY
On Wednesday, September 4, 2013, Horizons on the Hudson held its first annual Back to School Block Party. The event was a collaboration between the school and several community agencies. Special guests in attendance include longtime Horizons supporters, Assemblyman Frank Skartados and City of Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy.

POSTED: Thurs., September 12, 2013

First Week of School Comes to a Close
As the first week of the 2013-2014 school year comes to a close, we hope all the students and parents had a smooth transition back, or for those who may be in the district for the first year in the district, we hope the first week went well.