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MINISINK VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

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

ENGLISH TEACHERS AND STUDENTS ROSE TO THEIR CHALLENGES ON FIELD DAY

Posted May 18 at 12:19pm

Forget trying to get your teacher to go down in the dunk tank. MVHS students practically paid for the thrill of dumping a bucket of ice water on their English teachers during Field Day on Tue., March 15. Standing icy-wet in brisk, gusty winds, English teachers proved fierce!

 

Every year, Mrs. Hooper’s English classes are challenged to raise money for the high school chorus Relay for Life team. The effort is made in honor of Caitlin Hammaren, a Minisink Valley alumnus who was a victim of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting.

 

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CAPS OFF TO GRADUATING MVHS CHORUS MEMBERS

Posted May 18 at 10:17am

CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU to our graduating chorus members for their significant contributions to MVHS award-winning choruses throughout their high school career:  

Alex Booth • Raeanne Bryceland • Meghan Cahill • Kenny Cole • Victoria Duncan • Vinny Emanuele • Catherine Hawkins • Jasmine Lites • Chris Lucchi • Jaden Morales • Leilani Potgeiter • Jared Renna • Evan Sacco • Stewart Williams.


These multi-gifted seniors were also part of our high school band and drama programs. They worked hard and gave of themselves to support and advance the performing arts in Minisink Valley. They delighted, inspired and entertained our school community, and beyond. And they brought home many an award and recognition for their talent and preparation--under the direction of Victor Izzo III.

Their final concert performance took place on Monday, May 15, but they will grace us one last time at their baccalaureate with the senior song.  


Caps Off to You All!  

MINISINK ROBOTICS TEAM WINS FIRST PLACE AND SPIRIT AWARD

Posted May 17 at 2:40pm

Long hours, hard work and perseverance paid off for Minisink Valley Robotics Team! On May 13, facing 19 other contenders, they took first place at the New York & New Jersey Regional Botball Competition in Rahway, NJ.

 

They surpassed the competition by averaging 99 on their 4 written reports; giving a flawless onsite presentation; and having their robots finish first in the seeding rounds, and second in the double elimination rounds.

 

In addition to skill and preparation, Minisink students demonstrated excellent team spirit and sportsmanship and were recognized with the Spirit of Botball Award.

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MINISINK BOYS VARSITY LACROSSE: SEASON WRAP UP AND SENIOR RECOGNITIONS

Posted May 17 at 10:34am

By Coach Chad Lakeman

The Minisink Boys Varsity Lacrosse team wrapped up the 2017 regular season on Tue., May 16, with a 16-0 win over Washingtonville. 

The team celebrated Senior Day by honoring nine graduating athletes at halftime. Each received a custom lithograph to remember his time playing for Minisink Valley.

The Warriors will get a bye in the first round and advance to the Class B Sectional Finals on Wed., May 24, at 4:30 p.m., at Faller Field, Middletown High School.

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BIG WINS AND MOST SPIRIT FOR MVHS CHOIRS AT REGIONAL FESTIVAL

Posted May 15 at 8:33am

CONGRATULATIONS to the MVHS Chorus!

Under the direction of Victor Izzo, III, Minisink’s choirs stole the show at The Parks Festival in Jackson, NJ, on Saturday, May 13, and brought home the following awards:

  • Men's Ensemble – 1st Place
  • Women's Chorus – 1st Place
  • Chamber Choir – 2nd Place
  • Mixed Chorus – 2nd Place

Not least of all, our chorus students also seized the "Espirit De Corps" award for demonstrating the most spirit and pride in their performances! 

CHORUS CONCERT TONIGHT AT 7PM – Our talented singers and director will bring you the same performances that won them silver and gold in New Jersey, right to the MVHS auditorium. Make a show of support, and be inspired by the most spirited high school chorus in the tri-state area! ALL ARE WELCOME!

MVHS ANNUAL SPRING ART SHOW & SILENT AUCTION: MON., MAY 15 AT 6PM

Posted May 11 at 10:50am

You are invited to the MVHS Spring Art Show and Silent Auction -- Mon., May 6, 6-9 p.m. -- featuring the talent and creativity of our art students.

For the annual Scholarship Art Auction, junior and senior students took ordinary, recycled furniture and, over the course of several months, transformed them into works of art. Items on silent auction were painted in the style of an art movement or particular artist. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit graduating seniors in the form of scholarships.

There is something for everyone, so please come out to support our students, and try your chance at a one-of-a-kind addition to your home!

MINISINK STUDENT NOMINATED LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF NY'S KEY CLUB DIVISION 13

Posted May 9 at 3:12pm

By Danielle Bellettiere, Key Club secretary

 

LEADERSHIP TRAINING CONFERENCE 2017 - Earlier this spring, members of MVHS Key Club participated in the annual, weekend-long Leadership Training Conference in Albany, NY.

 

Key clubbers from across the state gathered to celebrate the closing of their service year and the start of a new one, while participating in leadership training workshops and group activities.

 

Among Minisink representatives was sophomore Trisha Melton who was recognized for accepting the position of Lieutenant Governor (LTG) of New York District Key Club Division 13.

 

MINISINK STUDENT NOMINATED NEW LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF NY KEY CLUB DIVISION 13 - Trisha Melton takes over this position from former LTG Lovina John, a graduating senior. As the new LGT, Trisha will shoulder the responsibility for supporting and growing the clubs within her division, and serving as a liaison between the district and the clubs. Division 13 spans across the counties of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster and encompasses the school districts of Chester, Cornwall, Ellenville, Fallsburg, Middletown, Minisink, Monticello, and Newburgh.

 

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FRESHMAN BIOLOGY STUDENTS STUDY BODY SYSTEMS THROUGH DISSECTION

Posted May 9 at 11:23am

Each year, freshman biology classes wait for their first dissection with growing anticipation. Frog dissection day finally arrived this week for students in Mrs. Jordan’s biology 101.

 

While the activity is not equally comfortable for all students, they all recognize it as an opportunity to elevate their understanding of how organ and body systems work together in one single animal. Dissecting a frog also reinforces and widens learning of biology concepts such as classification and adaptation. Not least of all, students gain new respect for the amazingly complex human body, including their own.  

MVHS SPRING BAND CONCERT: TONIGHT, MON., MAY 8, 7PM

Posted May 8 at 3:10pm

Tonight’s concert is the culmination of our band students and teachers’ year-long commitment to making great music, and they invite the Minisink community to share in their achievements.

In addition to all MVHS’s main performing groups, three students will perform their own original compositions.  Seniors will be celebrated with this year’s senior theme song from the soundtrack of Pixar’s "The Incredibles,” Part I. 

Musical highlights will include “Watermelon Man” by Herbie Hancock, “Irish Tune from County Derry” by Percy Grainger, “Stairway to Heaven” by Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, “Zoot Suit Riot” by Steve Perry, and “Gospel John” by Jeffrey Steinberg.  “Gospel John” will feature Mr. Stickney's student teacher, Mr. Sanso, on trumpet.

All are welcome to this exciting musical event at 7 p.m., in the high school auditorium. 

UPDATE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT CONCERNING CIRCULATED RUMORS

Posted May 4 at 6:31pm

As reported this morning, New York State Police (NYSP), in close collaboration with school officials, has been conducting a thorough investigation since last night to assess the credibility of rumors circulated among high school students.

 

NYSP has investigated every aspect of this alleged threat, and the district has been informed that there is no credible information or evidence to substantiate the circulated rumors.

 

Out of an abundance of caution, we will retain a police presence on campus throughout the day tomorrow.

 

We want to recognize NYS Troopers for their tireless efforts and assistance to ensure the safety of our entire school community.


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