• Helen Callan, Principal

  • Tamara Barbour, Dean of Students & Athletic Director

  • High School Main Office: 845-855-4620

  • Fax: 845-855-2029

  • School day begins: 8:05 a.m.

  • School dismissal: 2:30 p.m.


  • Marking Period 3

    5 week progress period for Marking Period 3 ends on Friday, March 5th.  Progress Reports will be posted to Parent Portal by 3:00 pm on Friday, March 12th.

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  • Spring Ahead!

    Daylight Savings begins on Sunday, March 14th.

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  • Yearbook Reminder

    REMEMBER TO GET YOUR 2021 YEARBOOK BEFORE THE PRICE GOES UP!!! Please place your order online through the Jostens order link.  The current cost of the yearbook is $75.00 (plus tax).  This cost will increase by $5 after 12/31/2020.


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  • College Board National Recognition Program Scholars

    Pawling High School is proud to announce that the following students have been identified as College Board National Recognition Program Scholars.   Hayden Housen, Ditte Isak, Robert Leske, Nathan Pandolfo, and Catherine Robohn scored in the top 2.5 % of PSAT/NMSQT test takers and are recognized in the National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program.

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  • Tigers In The News!

    Over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship program by taking the 2019 preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) which served as an initial screen of program entrants.  Pawling High School is proud to announce that Ditte T. Isak has been named a Semifinalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program and has an opportunity to continue in the National Merit Scholarship competition.  We are also proud to announce that Robert F. Leske, Catherine Robohn, and Susannah K. Smith have been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.  About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are recognized for exceptional academic promise.  

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  • Arriving to Class On Time

    The High School building is open to students at 8:05am. The first bell for the first period class rings at 8:15am.  Students are expected to be in their first period class and ready to learn by 8:20am. 

    Students who are late to school, disrupt the already shortened instructional time this year. 

    Once a student is marked as an unexcused late 3 times, he/she will receive a "Warning" from Ms. Barbour. 

    Once a student is marked late 6 times, he/she will receive a detention.

    Once a student is marked late 9 times, he/she will receive a detention for the 9th late and 1 detention for every single marked late thereafter. 

    Legal excuses are the only reason a marked late is excused. 

    We encourage all students to attend their classes on time as it is essential to the continuity of the learning environment.

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  • Teen Driving Reminder

    If you are planning on driving on campus this coming school year, you must complete the CAPE program AND receive credit for the program. This is a reminder that it is important to read the attached document (both pages) and carfefully follow the instructions on the course website. These are step by step directions along with a FAQ - see attached. Please refer to the CAPE webpage for help and information. 

    These steps are important as the course may be completed virtually, however, credit will not be received unless the steps are completed as described. 

    Thank you and be safe!


    Teen Driving FAQ.pdf 

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  • Student Agenda Acknowledgment

    The 2020-2021 Student Handbook and Code of Conduct is located under the Resources tab in
    the Pawling High School section of the PCSD website.

    Please review this document with your student and sign the attached form to affirm that you have reviewed and read the document.

    Please submit the signed form either electronically to; or submit a hard copy to the main office. There are hard copies of this form in the main office if needed. Have your student stop by the main office to pick it up before leaving school. 

    Student and Parent Agenda Sign Off 2020.docx 

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  • Covid-19 Screening Form

    Please be aware that the COVID-19 Screening Form must be completed the morning of in-person learning. Any forms submitted the night before will not be applicable for the next day. 

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Yearbook Order Reminder!

As we all adapt to change, one thing that remains constant is the yearbook tradition of documenting the history of our students and our school. Our yearbook staff is working hard to bring you a fantastic 2021 yearbook, commemorating this unique academic year.

Since copies are limited, we ask that you please order your yearbook online as soon as possible. We anticipate the number of books to print based on orders received by early March.  Although we do our best to make sure we secure enough extra copies, we are unable to guarantee a yearbook for those who order later in the Spring. 

Yearbooks are ordered directly through Jostens. This link can also be found on the Resources tab of the Pawling High School website. Please email yearbook advisor Erin Plati at with questions or concerns.

Caps and Gowns for Class of 2021 Graduation

Dear Seniors and Parents/Guardians: 

The end of the year is fast approaching! It is time to order caps and gowns for graduation!

You can utilize the online ordering system for caps and gowns, which can be accessed by clicking this link   or by going to the Pawling High School Webpage under “Resources”→ “Graduation Orders”.  Not only are caps and gowns available, but also many other Pawling spirit accessories such as key chains, bracelets, car stickers, and additional tassels (1 tassel is included with the purchase of a cap and gown).  Please place your order by March 12, 2021 to ensure your cap and gown is delivered in time for graduation. Caps and gowns are delivered to the High School and given out to students at Graduation Rehearsal.  Students who do not have a cap and gown will not be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremony. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me via email It has been a joy and a pleasure spending the school year with your child and I wish them all the best in their future beyond Pawling High School!


Melissa Pugliese 

Senior Class Advisor


Teen Driving & Parking on Campus - CAPE Requirement

In order to park and drive on Pawling High School's campus, students MUST attend the attached CAPE course.  A parent/guardian MUST also attend in order for a student to receive credit.  The virtual course is available to Pawling High School students and their parents/guardians from February 26, 2021 through March 4, 2021.  Please take advantage of this opportunity.  Once this window closes, there will not be another opportunity this spring.  

Please see the following attachments for the information.


TD 2021 Reminder Pawling.pdf 

How To Register for Teen Driving.pdf 

Teen Driving Online FAQ.pdf 

Attend A Virtual Tutoring Session And Get Entered For A Chance To Win Prizes!


National, Math, Science, Spanish & French Honor Societies will offer joint virtual 45-minute peer tutoring sessions twice a month (see schedule below).  Use your school email address when joining the Google Meet.  Stay for the entire time and work with a tutor, or stay just for a few minutes to get help with one or two questions--we are here to help!  Please email Mrs. Horn (, Mr. Titus (, Mrs. Ferreira (, Ms. Buonara ( or Mrs Spinelli ( with any questions.  

You will be given a raffle ticket every time you attend -- the more you come, the more likely you are to win a prize!  There will be THREE chances to win:  March 17th, May 12, and the grand prize drawing on June 9th.  Prizes include gift cards to local businesses.  

Attend as many tutoring sessions as possible--you have to be in the raffle to win a prize!  To attend a session, simply click on the link below (you must be signed in to your Pawling account) and we’ll take it from there!

      Wednesday, February 3: 5:30-6:15

      Wednesday, February 17: 5:30-6:15

      Wednesday, March 3: 5:30-6:15

      Wednesday, March 17: 5:30-6:15

      Wednesday, April 7: 5:30-6:15

      Wednesday, April 21: 5:30-6:15

      Wednesday, May 12: 5:30-6:15

       Wednesday, May 26: 5:30-6:15

       Wednesday, June 2: 5:30-6:15

       Wednesday, June 9: 5:30-6:15








Counseling, College, & Career Center

To request a transcript once you've graduated PHS, you must fill out our  official transcript request 3.pdf  and submit to our office along with a copy of your photo identification. We cannot release transcripts without written permission from the alumni and only the alumni due to FERPA.

Exciting Things Are Happening in Precalculus Class!

How are a microwave oven and a Ring video doorbell related to the study of conjunctions and disjunctions in logic?  Our high school Precalculus students explored these connections during a recent activity involving circuits and logic ages.  Similar to the operation of a microwave which requires both the door to be closed and the start button to be pressed, students created a circuit that required two inputs to both be on in order for an LED to light.  This was accomplished through the use of an “AND” logic gate (logical conjunction).  Then, similar to the operation of a Ring video doorbell which begins filming either when the doorbell is pressed or when it detects motion, students created a circuit where either of two inputs could be on in order for the LED to light.  This was accomplished through the use of an “OR” logic gate (logical disjunction).  Finally, students were challenged to interpret how logic statements such as (p V q) ∆ (r ∆ s) would translate to circuitry.  Some students even created these more complex circuits:





Remote Learning Schedule In Case of School Closing


High School


8:20 – 8:50


8:55 – 9:25


9:25 – 9:45


9:45 – 10:15


10:20 – 10:50


10:50 – 11:10


11:10 – 11:40


11:45 – 12:15


12:15 – 12:35


12:35 – 1:05


1:10 – 1:40


1:45 – 2:15

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 Ms. Buonora
  • French Honor Society - Advisor Mrs. Spinelli
  • National Honor Society - Advisor Mrs. Lisa Horn
  • Math Honor Society - Advisor Mr. Agostinelli
  • Science Honor Society - Advisor Mr. Titus

Details on the criteria:

NHS Induction Ceremony

College Board National Recognition Program Scholars