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HANNAH SAUNDERS INSPIRES FASHION

Posted April 16 at 10:09am

Ms. Cricchio's Fashion Merchandising class had Hannah Saunders, a senior, speak about her future in fashion; Hannah will be attending the Fashion Institute of Technology this fall.  Hannah inspired the class with samples of her sketches, sewing and work experience in the industry. Hannah took the Fashion Merchandising course with Ms. Cricchio as a sophomore and added how it helped her build her portfolio for her future endeavors.  Hannah is pictured with some of her creations.  

STUDENTS ENJOY FRENCH CUISINE AT LE CHAMBORD

Posted April 16 at 10:02am

On Thursday, March 26, 2015, Mr. Gunn's upper level HS French students enjoyed a French cultural experience by dining at Le Chambord in Hopewell Junction, NY.  Mr. Gunn works to enhance student learning and develop student appreciation for French culture in a variety of ways.  We commend our students for their participation and commitment to learning about cultures throughout the world.

ABIGAIL BACHYRYCZ WINS STOP HATE ESSAY CONTEST

Posted April 9 at 5:21pm

Abigail Bachyrycz, a 10th grade student at MVHS, won the Stop the Hate essay contest sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County and the Human Rights Commission. She competed against other 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students in Orange County. 

The ORANGE COUNTY STOP HATE NOW contest was established to promote tolerance and understanding through education. This year’s essay uses the events of the Holocaust to explore issues of moral behavior and how these lessons are pertinent to our lives. According to Jewish tradition, “Whoever saves one life, it is as if he saved the entire world”. In a world of war and total ethical breakdown, a small number of individuals exhibited moral courage, determined to uphold human values. They stood in marked contrast to the world’s indifference and hostility to the Jewish people that prevailed before and during World War II.

The Minisink community applauds Abigail for her efforts to raise awareness and put an end to hate.

Click here to read Abigail's essay. 

HS BOOK CLUB CELEBRATES READ ALOUD AT OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY

Posted April 7 at 3:01pm

"The high school Book Club took a trip to Otisville Elementary School on Friday, March 27th to help the elementary students celebrate Otisville Read Aloud.

The high school students read some of their all time favorite children's books to students in K-5th grade.  Both the elementary students and the high school students had so much fun reading, laughing and enjoying these classic books together.

The high school students really enjoyed visiting the elementary school. For some of them, it was a chance to  revisit their old elementary school and teachers and  to remember all of the great memories from their own experience at Otisville Elementary.  They were excited to be back and be able to take on a leadership role and spend time reading with the elementary students.

It was a fun time for everyone!   The Book Club is looking forward to returning next year to spend time and read with the elementary students again!"

SPRING SPIRIT WEEK & PEP RALLY

Posted March 27 at 9:32am

Beginning on Monday April 6th, Minisink Valley High School will hold its first Spring Spirit Week.
Monday is Green and White Day
Tuesday is Twin Day
Wednesday is Decade Day
Thursday is Class Color Day
and Friday is Hawaiian Shirt Day
Classes will earn points for involvement each day, and in events at the first ever Spring Pep Rally which will be held on April 9th from 6:00 to 7:30.  Get ready to start a new tradition.
Go Warriors!

HAVE NO FEAR: RHETORIC IS HERE!

Posted March 19 at 1:37pm

On Friday, February 20th, students in Mr. Bond's and Mrs. Lalor's sophomore Honors English classes concluded their unit on rhetorical devices and sentence structure.  As a culminating project, the students worked in groups to solicit assistance from various superheroes.  Each group delivered an impassioned speech consisting of varied sentence types and persuasive techniques studied in the course including ethos, pathos, logos, anamnesis, anaphora, and antithesis.  The classes had the opportunity to use costumes, props, and of course, posters to campaign for the help of a specific superhero.  It was an engaging way for everyone to participate in an interactive assessment.

JROTC MARCHES IN GOSHEN PARADE

Posted March 19 at 9:36am

The students from the Minisink Valley High School (MVHS) JROTC Program participated in the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade held in Goshen on March 15, 2015. Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrating the death of the Patron Saint of Ireland. The MVHS students looked and conducted themselves in a professional manner and were recognized and praised for their conduct and spirit. Everyone had a great time and we are looking forward to participating again in the “warmer” years to come. Here is a famous toast in honor of St. Patrick’s Day: “May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out.”

Previously, on March, 14 2015, the Minisink Valley JROTC Battalion competed in the Newburgh Free Academy Drill Competition. More than 10 other JROTC Programs were there to compete with us. For the cadets, it was a great time to spend with one another, learning from other schools, and even getting to know cadets from other battalions. Lastly, the Warrior Battalion would like to thank all of the parents for their support in the JROTC program and cheering Minisink on at the latest competition.
c/Sgt Mitts contributor

SHREK IS COMING TO THE HIGH SCHOOL STAGE

Posted March 16 at 2:26pm

Shrek is coming to the Minisink Valley HS on April 16, 17 and 18 at 7:00 PM. Based on the hit film franchise, the musical celebrates "what makes us special and what makes us strong."  The talented cast and crews have been working hard and it promises to be a spectacular end to the Minisink Valley drama season. Tickets are going fast so get yours today at www.seatyourself.biz/minisink

MV PRIDE APPAREL

Posted March 13 at 4:21pm

Minisink Valley High School Study Buddies Club is offering MV Pride apparel to raise funds to support their mission of helping students as well as to promote the great things that happen at Minisink.  CLICK HERE for a downloadable order form which should be submitted to the High School Guidance Office with a payment.  Orders will be accepted through March 27th, 2015.

HIGH SCHOOL BOOK CLUB VISITS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Posted March 13 at 4:12pm

The High School Book Club enjoyed their 2nd annual visit to the elementary school on Monday, March 9th, 2015 to celebrate Read Across America, in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday.  The MVTV Club was also on hand to film the event and capture all of the excitement! 

The high school students dressed up in their most "Dr. Seuss-like" costumes and read to each of the classes in kindergarten through 2nd grade. They shared their love of reading and their love of the beloved classic children's books  written by Dr. Seuss with students in kindergarten through 2nd grade.  They ended their classroom visits by giving out stickers and bookmarks to the elementary students.

A fun, silly, rhyming time was had by all!  This is a tradition that is enjoyed by both the high school and the elementary students, and they are already looking forward to next year!


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