Service Learning Update (10/29/17)

The Book Group’s completed book is currently at the publisher, but that didn’t stop the authors from taking their finished product on the road to read to the toddlers at the Arc of Learning in New Windsor.

The Service Project Group completed the gazebo this week and it looks absolutely amazing. The group also decorated the Social Center for the upcoming Halloween festivities.

The Culinary Group took everyone on a tour of India.  The cadets were treated to a delicious Indian meal that consisted of chicken tikka masala, vegetable basmati rice, aloo palaak (potato in a spinach sauce), Indian spiced cauliflower soup, naan bread, and mango lassi for dessert. Everyone learned all sorts of interesting facts about India and the students shared maps that they had made of the area.

The News Group veered from their usual serious news broadcast to bring everyone a “Saturday Night Live” version. They also produced a spoof version of the written newsletter as their finale.

This coming Wednesday, our service learning groups will be rotating to their next experiences. We are looking forward to another creative, productive, and informative round of service learning at NYMA!

First Marking Period Closes

The first marking period closed this past Wednesday and teachers will be busy grading all of the last assessments over this weekend. Grades are due to Ms. Madaia by Monday and we will be posting grade reports to Rediker by Wednesday.

Weekly Cross Country Recap (10/27/17)

Saturday at Homecoming, NYMA hosted Storm King, Darrow, and Redemption Christian Academy for our Cross Country Invitational. It was a beautiful October day to run and enjoy the scenic Hudson Valley. Sophomore Matthew Montes finished 3rd. Freshmen Daniel Geng and Michael Zelenger also earned medals coming in the top-seven among freshmen runners.

For pictures of the meet, please visit:

Facebook Album: Cross Country @ NYMA


This past Wednesday, October 25th, the Knights traveled to Marvelwood for their invitational and Cadet Montes finished in 4th place. Eighth-grader Daniel Geng also ran a great race and set a personal record by two whole minutes.

Weekly Soccer Recap (10/27/17)

On the Saturday of Homecoming Weekend (10/21/17), the Knights took on Marvelwood School. Both teams played very hard and did not give up. The end score was 6-0 with many shots on goal for each side. The NYMA Player of the Game was Nigel Petti-Fernandez. Fellow cadets Remy Sykes and Kris Wu also had good games.


Monday, October 23rd, NYMA faced off against Storm King School. The Knights held them off very well and kept the score 1-0 through the entire first half. However, things started to fall apart on defense throughout the second half. Unfortunately, towards the end of the competition both teams got heated and had a small altercation. That aside, both teams finished strong and played with passion. The end score was 6-0 Storm King with highlights coming from Nigel Petti-Fernandez, Remy Sykes, and Jamal Pauletta.

For pictures of the game, please visit:

Facebook Album: Soccer vs. Storm King


On Wednesday, October 25th, NYMA traveled to Poughkeepsie Day School for an intense match. Everyone played well on both sides and the two goalies had numerous great saves. P.D.S. won 9-0. The NYMA Player of the Game was Cadet Qin for his outstanding efforts on both offense and defense.

Hudson Valley Athletic Competition

A big congrats to the cadets for their 3rd place finish in the Sit-Ups category of the Hudson Valley Athletic Competition. Great job!

Weekly Sports Recap (10/19/17)

This past Saturday, the Knights took the short bus ride up 9W to take on the top team in the league, Storm King School. It was an intense game and both teams played with passion and good sportsmanship. NYMA had some amazing shots on goal, but unfortunately the score ended up being 7-0 Storm King. The player of the game for NYMA was Brandon Fooks. Cadet Fooks did an outstanding job as goalkeeper and had a countless number of amazing saves.

On Wednesday, October 18th, the Knights boarded the bus for a long two-hour bus ride to play the Watkinson School. NYMA played with great energy and determination as they provided some of the best defense of the year. The NYMA player of the game was again Brandon Fooks with outstanding contributions from Nigel Petti-Fernandez and Remy Sykes. The cadets took a hard loss with the end score being 6-0. The next game will be played this Saturday (Homecoming) against Marvelwood.


The Cross Country team also made the trip to Storm King on Saturday and had to take on the mountain. They all did great and the Knights came in 2nd place overall. Sophomore Matthew Montes finished in 3rd place, sophomore Karif Isaacs came in 6th and junior Josh Antoine finished in 7th place. On Wednesday, October 18th, the XC team traveled to Poughkeepsie Day School and came in 3rd place overall. Matthew Montes came in 5th and Josh Antoine came in 10th place for the Knights.

Weekly Sports Recap (10/12/17)

On Saturday, October 7th, NYMA took a trip to Marvelwood after the SAT exam. Even though the score ended up being 6-1 Marvelwood, both teams played their hearts out. Cadet Remy Sykes, Alvin Lukose, Brandon Fooks, and Nigel Petti-Fernandez all played great and stood out for NYMA. Petti-Fernandez scored the one goal for the Knights. Both teams demonstrated good sportsmanship and fair play. We would like to thank Assistant Superintendent, Mr. Jonathan Gastel, for accompanying the team on their trip! The Knights were supposed to play this Wednesday against Woodhall Academy, but they had to cancel the match. We will try and reschedule this game if the schedule permits.


Saturday, October 7th, the NYMA Knights took the long drive after the SAT exam to Darrow for their cross country meet and they took home first place! Miss Larabee was on hand to help with the coaching duties and she was amazing! Also adding a giant contribution to the entire day was Mr. Joe Ruiz who drove the team to and from Darrow. The boys especially loved Mr. Ruiz when they stopped for some dinner on the way back to campus! All of the Knights finished in the top 25. Cadet Matthew Montez came in 2nd, Karif Isaacs finished in 7th, Zamere Mckenzie came in 9th, while Zaahir Woody finished in 12th place.

On Wednesday, October 11th, we hosted our first cross country invitational of the fall season. There were 88 total runners who participated in the event from the following schools: Oakwood Friends, Poughkeepsie Day, Faith Christian, Storm King, Harvey School, Marvelwood, Commonwealth Academy, Woodhall Academy, and our NYMA Knights. Sophomore Matthew Montes finished in 7th and the Knights came in 3rd overall. Storm King took home the championship plaque while Marvelwood finish in 2nd place.

Fall Artwork on Campus

Cadets took their paint off the canvas and have begun enlivening the campus for the fall. You can now see cadets’ artwork beginning to decorate the buildings around the NYMA campus.

PSAT Exams to be Taken

In a break with past practice, everyone in grades 8-11 will take a college board exam tomorrow (Wed., Oct. 11th) to evaluate their progress in fundamental English and Math skills.

10th and 11th graders will take the actual PSAT exam which helps students qualify for college scholarships; others will take a similar grade appropriate exam.

7th and 12th graders will be visiting Marist College to take in the campus and ask general questions about the college experience.