MINISINK VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

P.O. Box 217 Slate Hill, NY 10973
(845)355-5150 / fax (845)355-5198

TWO MVHS SENIORS HONORED AT SCHOLAR HUMANITIES EVENT: 2001 GRADUATE IS GUEST SPEAKER

Posted May 4 at 1:47pm

Minisink Valley High School seniors Joseph Horner and Rebecca FitzGerald were among 32 honorees from 18 school districts recognized at the annual Orange-Ulster BOCES Senior Scholar Humanities Breakfast on April 28.

 

Rebecca Fitzgerald will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall and plans to major in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering. Rebecca is currently in AP art class and interns for the photography class. She is a flute player in the Wind Ensemble, a member of the National Honor Society, and an active participant in school events. Last fall she was part of the cross country team and ran for Minisink Valley at county and sections. During her four years at MVHS, she proved her commitment to excel in her artistic, musical and athletic skills, and her ability to do anything she sets her mind to. 

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MVHS ENGLISH TEACHER PUBLISHES A POEM A DAY IN APRIL, NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

Posted May 2 at 9:39am

April was National Poetry Month and high school English and Creative Writing teacher Jennifer Thibodeau celebrated by participating in an international poem-a-thon through the Tiferet Journal online. One of 16 poets selected from hundreds of applicants worldwide, she wrote and published a poem each day in April, inspired by daily prompts given by the journal.

 

Mrs. Thibodeau has been a high school English teacher for over 20 years and is a true practitioner of her craft. She has been published in The Paterson Literary Review, and she is currently working on a collection of short stories. She has revealed the value of Creative Writing to children, youth, prisoners, as well as other English teachers. 

 

To read Mrs. Thibodeau’s poems in the Tiferet Journal, click here

OVER THIRTY GRADUATING ATHLETES TO PURSUE THEIR SPORT AT COLLEGE LEVEL

Posted April 27 at 12:47pm

Minisink Valley High School is proud to announce and recognize the young women and men in the athletics program who are signing with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and slated to compete at college level next year. 

 

On April 13, 33 MVHS student-athletes signed their NCAA Letters of Intent in front of their families and friends as part of a ceremony held in the high school gymnasium. Coaches offered brief words about each athlete’s efforts and accomplishments during their time at Minisink Valley. 

 

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MV STUDENTS PERFORM AT JUNIOR HIGH ALL-COUNTY FESTIVAL

Posted April 27 at 10:05am

Thirteen Minisink Valley students in grades 7-9 participated in the Junior High All County Festival on April 15-16, at the Pine Bush High School. Students throughout Orange County auditioned in February for the chance to be selected to this prestigious event.  

“The purpose of this festival is to give students who are at the top of their school’s music department an opportunity to perform with others who are at the same performance level,” said Laura Martellaro, music/band teacher. 

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MV VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM TAKES TIME TO GIVE BACK

Posted April 26 at 12:10pm

On April 20, Minisink Valley’s varsity football team took time to give back to the community by serving dinner to members of the Orange County American Legion at the Westtown Community Center. Hosted by the George Smith Post #1607, the local chapter of the American Legion, the event honored those who have served the Country and recognized Paul Gale’s service to the community on his 50th anniversary as a member of the organization.

 

Representing Minisink Valley High School and the Athletics program were coaches Kevin Gallagher and Dave Fenner, and players Colin Smith, Andrew Covais, Andrew Fenner, Dominick & Vincent Vetrano. 

 

The varsity football team enjoyed this volunteer activity and looks forward to others planned for the near future.

MV HIGH SCHOOL CHORUSES SOAR AT SPACE CITY MUSIC SHOWCASE, HOUSTON, TX

Posted April 26 at 11:14am

On April 23, Minisink’s high school choruses performed in the Space City Music Showcase in Houston, TX, and competed against fifteen choirs from across Texas and Louisiana with outstanding results:
 

  • Chamber Choir - Mixed Chorus Division – First place, superior rating
  • Women's Chorus- Treble Choir Division – First place, superior rating
  • Men's Ensemble- Men's Chorus Division – First place, superior rating

Minisink Valley’s choirs also received the Best Overall Chorus award for the highest three scores of the festival. Rebecca Biddle, Victoria Duncan, and Emily O'Connor were recognized as Outstanding Individual Vocalists.

Please join us in congratulating our student singers for their extraordinary performance and accomplishment. 

MINSINK’S GIRLS LACROSSE VARSITY TEAM LOOKING AT ANOTHER STRONG SEASON

Posted April 21 at 8:31am

Minisink’s varsity girls lacrosse team has had two very good years with consecutive Section 9 championship titles.  The MVHS lacrosse program is focused on providing players with the knowledge, skill development and team concepts to make them a cohesive, competitive, and safe lacrosse unit.  Committed to building a competitive high school lacrosse team, at the varsity and junior varsity levels, the program assists each athlete to achieve her full potential, while encouraging each player to become an ambassador of the sport and a role model for the school and community.

 

The varsity team counts 12 returning players, and, in the starting lineup, Minisink is aiming to hold on to their championship streak and grow from there.  The fiercest competition is expected to come from the Kingston and Warwick teams. 

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DALTON CHU AND ANAYA CRUZ HEADING TO FBLA NATIONAL COMPETITION

Posted April 20 at 8:14am

Congratulations Anaya Cruz and Dalton Chu, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members, for their outstanding performance at the recent State Leadership Conference. Anaya took 2nd Place in the event "Client Services," and Dalton took 2nd place in the event "Business Communications." 

 

Both Anaya and Dalton have qualified to compete at the prestigious FBLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta later this year, and they carry the torch of the long line of Minisink Valley students who preceded them. Best of luck to both!

MINISINK VALLEY’S VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM IS PRIMED FOR A COMPETITIVE SEASON

Posted April 19 at 11:12am

The Minisink Valley’s varsity baseball team has high expectations for this coming season. The defending division champions return many players from 2015 who are excited to compete for a Section 9 championship again. 


The very talented Warriors are led by 5th year starter, center fielder Chris Davignon, who is headed to Siena College, and pitcher/outfielder Connor Romano, entering the University of Rhode Island. Other key pitchers are senior Ian Gillespie, accepted by Kings College, and junior pitcher Richie Cummings. Senior Zach Schoellig will be handling the catching duties and Justin Ortiz will patrol left field. The infield is looking solid with returning seniors Noah Walker (2B), Dean Natalizio (3B), and Chaz Hamilton (1B), along with Junior Ross Bartziokas (SS).

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MINISINK VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

Posted April 18 at 4:13pm

Please click here to read an important letter from Ken Hauck, Principal of Minisink Valley High School.  


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