Meadow Hill - Home of the GEMS

All Meadow Hill Students will be Global, Enterprising, Moral & Successful citizens.

District Mission: Inspiring students to become tomorrow's leaders beyond Academy Field.

District Vision: Through the work of all, we will achieve inclusive excellence. 

Do It With Love 

Created by Ms Pavri for her bloggers. 

Final Exams

The Finals 

         During the first week of June the final exams will be given to all scholars in 6th grade and up.The exams will be given in each core subject and will be 20% of the final grade. So make sure that you scholars out there study your notes and guides.  Good Luck to all!

the all star students!


               Congratulations to former Bilingual students for making High Honor Roll and Honor Roll
 The students are: 

Yadira Raya Chavez
Esteban Leon
Paola Lucero
Angel Giron Rosario
Joselyn Vega
Ana Pilego Cortes

Mateo Cera Franco
Brain Garcia
Melissa Perez
Melanie Rodriguez
Ariel Rosario Taveras
Kevin Zepeda

Mayra Garcia
Abad Palaez
Nayeli Sotelo

K-5 Concert by Ariana alvarez, Mark Rittgers & Carina Mangano


     K-5 concert 

        by Ariana & Carina

K-5 grade students will be having a concert on May 23, 2018. Many students from these grades will be performing.  Come and support them.


                              Memorial Day 

On May 18th we have no school because of Memorial Day! Memorial Day is a day to honor all men and women who serve in the armed forces and have given their lives for this country to protect our freedom. We also honor those who still are serving in the armed forces or our veterans of war. Have a fun day, but also take some time to be thankful for all the men and women who fought and died for your freedom. HAVE A GREAT DAY OFF. 

Senior Citizen Prom by Mark Rittgers

                               Senior Citizen Prom   


On May 18th the student government is hosting the senior citizen dance which is when senor citizens from retirement homes in the area. They will come to the school and dance, eat food, dance with student volunteers and have a great night out. This event  will take place in the cafeteria from 5 p. m. until 8 p.m.

The Science performance By Andrea D.

From 5/23-5/24 a NY State Science Performance Test will be given to students in grades 4 & 8. This state test will be hands on and will have a writing component to it. Good luck to everyone.

The Seventh Grade Project

The Seventh Grade Project

                 The Seventh grade Honors Society is performing a project on how humans effect the environment. My friend Mark is working on acid rain with his group. The categories are acid rain, deforestation, ozone depletion, loss of biodiversity, climate change, over population, genetically modified organisms and one more.
It's going to be a great project.

                                                    SAVE THE EARTH

give back week for students~by Sumayah m. and ANDREA DISCUA

 The Give Back Week for students  is a whole week when all the students get fun things.  These are the special things that students can get...
  • Free popcorn during lunch on (5/14)
  • BMX assembly @MHS (5/15)
  • Change for Change @MHS (5/16)
  • Music to our ears (5/17)
  • Kona Kone Ice Cream (5/18)

                       Have fun!!

                                 -Sumayah M. AND Andrea D.

Talent show - Aleksandra Belugin, Carina mangano

Meadow Hill School's Annual Talent Show is coming up again! Due dates for submissions to the talent show are May 14th aka "Audition day". 

Auditions will take place on May 14th during 6th period with Coach Gunch! There is room for so many talents, such as singing, dancing, playing an instrument, etc. Go out there and show off your talents! 

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No school May 10

      My class mate Michael Diaz and I are here to explain why k-8 will not have school on May 1, 2018.

Our ELA teacher explained to us that there will be a Superintendent's day. So that means all the teachers will be in school learning new things which will help us to become better students.
  There are some things you can do on your day off . One thing you can do is find a book to read. You can also find a movie to watch like Avengers:Infinity War. You can go outside if the day is nice. For example, you can ride your scooter or bike, or maybe even have a BBQ. You can also go to the swimming pool, or you can take diving lessons. There are so many options.  Enjoy your day off!

The Middle School Concert By MARK RITTGERS

                         THE MIDDLE SCHOOL CONCERT

On  May 16th the 6th, 7th and 8th graders have their middle school concert for band, orchestra and chorus. The event will take place at 7p.m. in the cafeteria. Students have been practicing for months for this concert. So come and watch and support the students.There may even be a reception afterwards. Stay tuned for more details.

spring break events. what do kids do? -Aleksandra Belugin

                          It seems that over spring break, the majority of students at Meadow Hill did  nothing and just stayed home. Does this reflect on how the students educate themselves outside of schools? Does this mean they're wasting their brain cells, watching TV? Is this a reflection on the determination of our students and their "Generation Z" philosophy?  Is the media affecting the thoughts of our future scholars?  You decide and comment below.

Mrs. Pavri's Publishing Books By Michael G

            Mrs. Pavri's 6th Grade ELA students are writing essays on how to make the world a better place. They are writing drafts for each page of the book. They got the ideas by creating a circle map and brainstormed on how to make the world a better place. They also created a tree map. On the tree map, they wrote about 3 things that they could do to make the world a better place. Then they're started to write essays. The essays will be finished and they will be sent to a publishing company. Here are some examples of some books that the students published last year... 

NYS Math Assessment

 The students in grades 3-8 will be taking the NY State Math Assessment during the first week of May. To prepare for the exam the students should get a lot of rest and sleep.  Also eat a good breakfast.  Don't forget to bring a #2 pencil.  Good Luck everyone!


                                      THE AUTISM DANCE

On Friday the 20th Student Government and Mrs. Nonnon's team is throwing a dance for the autistic kids and their family so they can have a fun night. Mrs. Nonnon  and Student Government students are creating invitations, and setting up the dance. They will also serve food at the dance. We hope that they have a fantastic night!

The 7th grade field trip by Mark Rittgers

                    The 7th graders have a field trip!

Get ready 7th grade! We are going on a field trip to a place to an escape the room place called 5 Wits in the Palisades Mall. You will be put in a group and you have 30 minutes to escape the room. There are 3 different rooms each with a different theme. The themes are ocean, tomb and outer space.  Remember to bring in your permission slips and money. You can also bring money for the food court.  It's going to be a great trip!

The Doo Wop Project trip By Mark Rittgers

                                The Doo Wop Project trip.

On April 18th all of the 5-8th graders in chorus, band and orchestra from all the schools in district went to the auditorium at NFA.  They went to watch a performance from some former dancers on Broadway. They were in shows such as The Jersey Boys and Motown, the musical. In their years on Broadway, they became good friends and decided to form a music group that preformed a type of music called  Doo Wop. They performed 4 songs that got many students clapping and snapping along. They even taught the kids a part to sing along as they did! This was a great experience for all who came and it was really fun!  The 4 boys performing were amazing and very funny and talented.

                                                                                 Thank you Doo Wop Project!  It was great!


Ms.Boone Interview

We interviewed Ms Boone our (6-8) Guidance Counselor this week.  Here are some questions we asked her:

Q:What do you do in your free time?"
A: "I like to do Ballroom dancing and play tennis".

Q:"What do you do for the school?"
A:"I work with students on careers and work on issues"

Q:"What do you do to help students?"
A: "I work on smart goal plans and help with conflicts"

Q:"Did you have jobs before you did this?"
A:"I worked for NY Daily News and NYC Public Schools"

We all thank Ms Boone for the Interview.

Math mock assessment by Andrea, and Sumayah

Next week  ( 3- 8 ) grades will be taking the "MATH MOCK ASSESSMENT".  Students will be sent to their testing location and follow a 2 hour delay schedule or if needed a testing schedule! 

Why are we having this mock assessment?  
We are having it because students need to prepare for the" NY STATE TEST" 

Where is it happening, you ask? 
 It’s happening in classrooms all over the building.

When is it happening?
It is occurring on April 17th

Who will be participating?
All students in grades 3-8 will be participating.  

Hopefully this will help to prepare students for the Math State Assessment. 

         - Andrea

Interviewing Mr Sparks by Mark Rittgers and Anthoney Barett

                                Interviewing Mr Sparks

Mr. Leonard Sparks is a reporter for the Times Herald Record and he came to visit the GEM Bloggers along with Mr Grice, our Empire program facilitator.  We had an opporutnity to have a conversation with him regarding his job and interview him.  He also gave us some suggestions and pointers.  

Here are some of the questions we asked:

Q1: What do you do for a living?
A1; I am a reporter for a newspaper called the TIMES HERALD RECORD.

Q2: How did you get this job?
A2: I used advice from an old professor and applied it to multiple newspapers. Then I got this job.

Q3: Where did you go to school?
A3: I went to Morgan State in Baltimore Maryland which is a journalism school.   

Q4: What do you do?
A4: I write stories and report on what happens in Newburgh.

Q5: How long have you been reporting?
A5: I have been reporting for about 14 to 15 years and started at a small newspaper in Baltimore.

Q6: How long does it take to write a story?
A6: Usually around 4 to 5 hours.

Q7: Where do you report?

A7: I report on what happens in Newburgh.

Q8: Where do you work?

A8: I am a reporter for the TIMES HERALD RECORD in the Hudson Valley..

Q9: How long do you work each day?

A9: I work 8 hours on a normal day if there is not any breaking news.

                                 THANK YOU MR SPARKS 

Ms.Williams Empire Art Project By Michael G

               Hello my name Michael G, I am a GEM Reporter and today I will be talking about Ms. Williams' Art Project. Ms. Williams' Project is about peace and friendship. She got the inspiration from an artist (Keith Haring). Her students helped her create the project "Do It With Love" which is also our district motto.   It took many days to finish the project but they worked hard and were able to complete it. Great job!

The Culture Fair By Mark Rittgers and Ariana

                                  THE CULTURE FAIR

The Meadow Hill Culture Fair took place on April 4th in the cafeteria and Gemnasium. Students created projects about countries from around the world which they shared with everyone. They represented their countries by bringing in food, items as well as dressing up in their native clothing. It was a fun evening for all.  This entire event was organized by Mrs Livolsi and Mrs Candal.