Contact Info

  • Helen Callan, Principal
  • Tamara Barbour, Dean of Students & Athletic Director
  • High School Main Office: 845-855-4620
  • Fax: 845-855-2029
  • School day begins: 7:45 a.m.
  • School dismissal: 2:28 p.m.


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    Links for Summer

    When school is out, students still need to fuel the body and brain. The links below will help do that until school opens in September. (Watch for updates.)


    Read for free.

    Find free summer meals.

    High school summer work (scroll down to summer work)

    Middle School Summer Reading: dates to visit the Pawling Middle School Library

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  • Summer Book Exchange at PES Library

    July 24 - 10:30-12:30

    August 12 - 10:30-12:30

    August 26 - 10:30-12:30

    Dear Parents and Guardians,​​​​​​​

    I hope that this letter finds  you eagerly anticipating a fun filled summer vacation with your family. I write this to encourage all of you to read with your children as regularly as possible to sustain essential reading comprehension skills developed during the 2019-2019 school year.

    Studies of summer reading practices done by James Kim an Assistant Professor of education from Harvard have concluded that “when children get help choosing skill-appropriate books and read those books over summer break, both independently and with guidance from family members, reading achievement scores can improve significantly. In addition, parents and guardians should ask questions about the story to make certain that students are getting the gist of the story”. If the child seems to be struggling with a text, there is a simple way to assess whether the book is above the child’s reading level.

     An adult can ask the child to read 100 words from the book. Ask the child to hold up a finger for every word that is too difficult to figure out. If the child holds up more than five fingers, the book is likely too difficult. The Lexile Framework measures a child’s reading level. It can be found online at It is easy to refer to for guidance in choosing summer reading materials with your child.

    With that being said, we have decided to allow each child going into first through third grades to check out three books from our school library for enjoyment over the summer. I will be at the school in July and August at the times above to offer students the opportunity to complete an exchange. You will receive an email with the dates and times in the near future.

    Students have learned proper book care throughout the school year. I have confidence that students will be able to borrow the books and return them, unharmed, in the fall of 2019. 


    Warmest Regards,

    Cynthia S. Darcy


    Pawling Central School District
  • Summer School Info

    The Pawling High School Counseling Office will be open for summer school pre-registration on June 27th, 28th and July 1st from 8:30 to 11:30 am.  Students who failed a course may have the opportunity, based on availability, to retake the course this summer at Carmel High School.  Students who failed a Regents exam or would like to retake an exam for a higher grade may retake the exam in August at Carmel High School or through the Regional Academic Summer School at F.D. Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park.  Please see the attached information.
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  • Celebrating the Class of 2019 as students visit PES

    View the Walk

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  • Senior Scholarship &  Award Night

    Tuesday, June 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the PHS auditorium

    Recipients and your family members are cordially invited to attend.                             

    Please RSVP with number attending to   

    Light refreshments to follow in the cafeteria.



    Lauren Adams

    Ryan Maasz

    Joseph Agopian

    Pasquale Matera

    Kaleigh Ainsworth

    Shannon Maynard

    Alex Alcera

    Mary Carolyn (Carly) McGrath

    Brigid Barrick

    Kayla Nappi

    Matthew Bogus

    Danielle Noonan

    Irene Bravo

    Ava Panzer

    Veronica Bucci

    Alison Parent

    Danielle Chu

    Linda (Camila) Palma Perez

    Michael Colombo

    Jesus Perez

    Emily DeGloria

    Alex Santeramo

    Francesca Fleming

    Isabela Santiago

    Nicholas Gamaliy

    Amber Rose Seiferth

    Brett Giannantonio

    Gianna Marie Torres

    Jared Hollander

    Lahra Walker

    Lauren Hollander

    Emily Wall

    Meret Kelsey

    Sean Walsh

    Laura Kuhlmann

    Garrett Watkins

    Cara Leahy

    Katherine White

    Annamarie Leske

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  • Free 12-week evidence-based educational Family-to-Family Classes.

    Registration is open!
    Class starts Monday, June 3, 2019 from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm in Millbrook, NY, and Monday, September 16, 2019 from 7 pm - 9:30 pm in Poughkeepsie, NY.
    This class will benefit any who have a family member or friend with symptoms of a mental health condition.
    This course teaches knowledge about mental illness, treatment, medication, self-care strategies, wellness, plus the skills to more effectively solve problems and communicate with your loved one.
    Please help spread the word by forwarding, displaying and distributing the attached flyer. Click on link below to access flyer.
    Registration required. Space Limited!
    Call 845-206-9892 or
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    Students must verify with their schools the exact times that they are to report for their State examinations.

    JANUARY 22


    JANUARY 23


    JANUARY 24


    JANUARY 25


    8:15 a.m.

    8:15 a.m.

    8:15 a.m.

    8:15 a.m.


    English Language Arts

    U.S. History & Government



    Transition Exam in Global History & Geography


    Physical Setting/Physics*

    Physical Setting/Earth Science Physical Setting/Chemistry

    12:15 p.m.

    12:15 p.m.

    12:15 p.m.

    Uniform Admission Deadlines


    Morning Examinations – 10:00 a.m.


    Afternoon Examinations – 2:00 p.m.

    Living Environment

    Algebra I

    Algebra II

    * Available in Restricted Form only. Each copy of a restricted test is numbered and sealed in its own envelope and must be returned, whether used or unused, to the Department at the end of the examination period.DET 504 JAN2019

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High School Events

  • Middle School Cafetorium

    BOE Meeting 6:30pm

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  • Middle School Cafetorium

    BOE Meeting 7:30pm

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  • High School

    BOE Meeting 7:30pm

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  • Elementary School Multipurpose Room

    BOE Meeting 7:30pm

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  • Elementary School Multipurpose Room

    BOE Meeting 7:30pm

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  • Elementary School Multipurpose Room

    BOE Meeting 7:30pm

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Criteria for Honor Societies

The Pawling High School has five Honor Societies.  Please click on the name below to see a description and the criteria.

  • Spanish Honor Society - Advisor Mrs. Williams
  • French Honor Society - Advisor Mrs. Spinelli
  • National Honor Society - Advisor Mrs. Lisa Horn
  • Math Honor Society - Advisor Mrs. Nicole Johnson
  • Science Honor Society - Advisor Mrs. Verhagen

Details on the criteria:

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