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  • Helen Callan, Principal

  • Tamara Barbour, Dean of Students & Athletic Director

  • High School Main Office: 845-855-4620

  • Fax: 845-855-2029

  • School day begins: 7:48 a.m.

  • School dismissal: 2:29 p.m.

National Honor Society Homework Help Sessions

The National Honor Society is offering weekly after-school Homework Help sessions from 2:30-3:30 in the High School Library to all high school students.  No need to sign up in advance - just come to the library and go over to the counter by the windows to get help catching up with your work! Any questions?  See Mrs. Horn in Room A21 or send her an email at

January - 1/18, 1/24, 1/31

February - 2/2, 2/8, 2/16, 2/22, 2/28

March - 3/3, 3/9, 3/15, 3/22, 3/28

April - 4/6, 4/20, 4/25

May - 5/5, 5/9, 5/17, 5/23

June - 6/1, 6/7, 6/13

Science Research Accomplishments

Ananya Govindarajan won the Yale Science and Engineering Association Inc. Award for the Most Outstanding Exhibiting in Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, or Chemistry at the Dutchess County Regional Science Fair. Her project won 1st Place in the Senior Division at the Dutchess County Regional Science Fair. Ananya Govindarajan's project "Behavioral Effects of Chemorepellents on Wild-Type and Mutant Tetrahymena thermophila" is currently being completed and analyzed for additional data and is being completed under her mentor Dr. Todd Hennessey. The research entails studying chemosensory pathways and how different chemorepellents affect the behaviors and viability of the microorganism, Tetrahymena thermophila. The work being done can be applied to neurons and how tetrahymena cells can model neuronal excitability and function. Ananya is also currently studying Alzheimer's Disease under Dr.  Alejandra Alonso's mentorship. Dr. Alonso is currently working with Ananya regarding tau development and degeneration of the brain.



Lucy McWilliams applied and was the selected recipient for a $5000 grant awarded to her from the Marjot Foundation for her research entitled "Cold Stunned Sea Turtle Diet Analysis in Cape Cod Bay from 2015-2020".  The Marjot Foundation supports environmental research at the High School Level. Funding from the Marjot Foundation is extremely competitive.  Lucy was chosen out of thousands of applicants and is looking forward to using this money to complete her stable isotope and gut content analysis.  



Kendall Arnold of Pawling High School is researching "The Impacts of Ocean Acidification and Climate Change on 3 Coral Species''.  She has set up 3 salt water tanks in her house, each with different environments and is observing how the corals react.  She will be modelling their growth using imaging software and analyzing a variety of measurements that she collected throughout the experiment.  Additionally, Kendall has committed to the early admissions process at Connecticut College, where she will be playing field hockey in the NESCAC conference.  



Over the summer of 2021, Magnolia Garbarino worked with her mentor, Dr. Gederts Ievins at the University of Latvia, on their project involving molecular, physiological, and ecological evaluation of valuable wild legume species called Trifolium fragiferum (strawberry clover) for application in sustainable agriculture.  


Student Artwork at FrOGS Show

High school student work on display at the FrOGS Art Show.  Held Saturday, 10/23  and Sunday, 10/24 at Christ Church on Quaker Hill.
Congratulations to Jane Bellucci- 1st place, Kaya Jurczak -2nd place, Samantha Silicato-3rd place and Isabella Zito- honorable mention.

Student Artwork at FrOGS Show

AP Physics Lab


On September 21, PRIDE students celebrated International Day of Peace with a visit to our Peace Pole, which the PRIDE class planted in November, 2015 as a gift to our District. 
At the time of its purchase, it exhibited May Peace Prevail on Earth in the most languages of any Pole in the world, as we knew it would be important to include Braille and ASL.  
Visit the Peace Pole at the PHS circle! May Peace Prevail in Our Schools.
(Pictured are Graduating Senior Jarred Ackerly and Mrs. Dumont and Isaac Strong touching Braille.)

2022 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Pawling High School is proud to announce that Jocelyn  R. Edleman has been named a Semifinalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program and has an opportunity to continue in the National Merit Scholarship competition.  Jocelyn is one of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program across the country.


2022 National Merit Scholarship Commended Student

Pawling High School is proud to announce that Joseph S. Wolff has been named as a  Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.  About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are recognized for exceptional academic promise. 


Pawling High School Commencement Ceremony 2021

Class of 2021


Back To Where It All Began.....

Academic Award Recipients 2021

One Community, One Book

Summer: One Community, One Book

The Pawling Library is Celebrating its Centennial.

For this program we are not only commemorating our library’s anniversary but bringing people together through their passion for great literary works.  We have selected four classic novels, one for each season, that were popular in the1920s when our library first came into being.

Our presenter, Stephanie Rogers, will be reading an excerpt from each novel and then lead a Q & A for our audience. Stephanie Rogers is the author of The Horse I Belong To: How a Misused and Almost Forgotten Grade Mare Showed Me the Way.

Registration is required. You can register on our online calendar or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at  11 Broad St. Pawling, NY 12564 / 845-855-3444 /

The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with our neighbors Pawling Recreation, the Book Cove and the Pawling Resource Center.

To participate in this program, order a copy of The Great Gatsby through our library. You can also support our partner, the Book Cove, by purchasing this classic novel from our favorite book store. The Great Gatsby was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published in 1925.

Summer: One Community, One Book: The Great Gatsby with Stephanie Rogers / Online Program

Wednesday, June 9

6:30-8:00 pm

Autumn: One Community, One Book: A Passage to India with Stephanie Rogers / Online Program

Wednesday, September 8
6:30-8:00 pm

Winter: One Community, One Book: The Mysterious Affair at Styles with Stephanie Rogers / Online Program

Wednesday, December 8
6:30-8:00 pm

Spring: One Community, One Book: The Age of Innocence with Stephanie Rogers / Online Program

Wednesday, March 9
6:30-8:00 pm


National Honor Society Scholarship Recipient Robert Leske

We’re proud to announce that senior Robbie Leske has been selected as a National Honor Society Scholarship recipient. Robbie was chosen from nearly 10,000 applicants and will receive a scholarship toward higher education. Recipients are chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Congratulations on this amazing achievement, Robbie!


Criteria for Honor Societies

The Pawling High School has five Honor Societies.  Please click on the links highlighted in blue 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 Mrs. Ferreira
  • Science Honor Society - Advisor Mr. Titus

Details on the criteria:

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

French Honor Society Virtual Induction Ceremony

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.