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BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING SCHEDULED

Posted February 12 at 11:04am

The next meeting of the board of education is scheduled for Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 8:00 PM in middle school room 108.  The agenda is posted on the Board of Education page of the website.

7TH GRADER FINISHES THIRD IN YOUTH ESSAY COMPETITION

Posted February 11 at 1:04pm

Last October, social studies teacher Mr. David Williams challenged his 7th grade class to write an essay on what freedom means to them and enter their writing in the Veterans of Foreign Affairs National Patriot’s Pen Youth Essay Competition. The contest was sponsored locally by VFW Town of Mount Hope Post #5497, part of New York State VFW District #2.

The news was that one of Mr. Williams’ students had won third-place in NYS District #2, but the name was a well-kept secret.  On Tuesday, VFW representatives Phil Adamson and Lou Maurizzio came to the middle school to announce the winner-- Jacqueline--and present her with a certificate of merit and commemorative plaque.  She was also designated “Outstanding Young Spokesperson of the Future.”  As part of the project, Mr. Williams’ students put together a “Freedom Wall” outside of the classroom made up of select quotes from all the essays. “It was great to be a part of this competition and write about our country and what it means to us to be free,” 7th grader Julia Ward said. Congratulations to all!

YOUTH BASKETBALL GAMES TO BENEFIT MINISINK CARES: FRIDAY, FEB.19, MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM

Posted February 11 at 12:47pm

A caring community is what makes Minisink Valley a special place to live.  Friday, February 19, is an opportunity to come out and show that we care while rooting for our youth and their athletic pursuits. Our middle school gym will host a girls’ game at 6:00 p.m. and a boys’ game at 7:30 p.m. as part of The Third Annual Benefit Minisink Valley vs. Otisville Lions Clubs Youth Basketball League All-Star Games. Admission is $2.00 for adults, $1 for students, and free to children under 8. All proceeds benefit Minisink Cares, a community organization helping local families who are experiencing a difficult time and can use our helping hand.

CONGRATULATIONS

Posted February 10 at 8:38am

Congratulations to the following students who participated in the 2016 High School Orange County Music Festival January 29th and 30th at Cornwall High School.

Mixed Chorus:  Rebecca Biddle, Kayleigh Evans, Bridget Kane, Jasmine Lites, Sara Beebe, Victoria Duncan, Corinne Grainger, Patricia Leuschen,  Emily O'Connor, Stewart Williams, Joey Horner, Will Melendez, Evan Sacco

Band:  Leilani Potgieter, Amanda Sanok, Erica DePietro, Daniel Burns, Nicole Martinez, Katelin Rasweiler, Matthew Goetz, Dirk Potgieter

Orchestra:  Tess Lysyczyn

An additional congratulations to Senior Emily O'Connor for winning the Orange County Music Educators' Association $1,500 Vocal Scholarship award.  Emily beat out seniors from all 13 Orange County schools and performed in front of the sold out crowd of over 1,000 at the All County Music Festival.  Emily plans on pursuing a degree in Music Education after High School.  Congratulations Emily, and thank you for continuing to make us proud!

LION KING ROARS TO LIFE ON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL STAGE FEB. 9-10

Posted February 9 at 10:34am

"It's the circle of life and it moves us all!"  A cast of 60 students in grades 3-5 found their place  in this year’s Intermediate School Production of “The Lion King” and are ready to sing it out to you with great gusto on Tuesday, Feb. 9, and Wednesday, Feb 10, at 7  p.m.  Two dress rehearsals at the Intermediate and Elementary schools on Monday were met with enthusiastic audience approval, providing great encouragement to these young thespiansRead more. Click on post's title for photo gallery. 

BUDGET DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS BEGIN

Posted February 5 at 12:52pm

A series of budget development meetings, open to the public, begin on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM in the middle school auditorium. The finance committee of the board of education reviews building and department budgets with the administrators in charge of those programs.  Committee members include William Cooper, chairman, Kathlee DeRose, John Odland, and Joseph Flaherty, board president. On Thursday, February 11, the committee will review the budgets for the five school buildings. Building principals will be in attendance to review their budgets with the committee. There will be an opportunity for public comment on the budgets being considered. Subsequent meetings will be held on February 25, March 10 and March 31. Please join us.

MV WARRIORS WRESTLING TEAM VICTORY

Posted February 4 at 11:13am

CONGRATULATIONS to the Minisink Valley Warriors wrestling team and Coach Kevin Gallagher on Wednesday night’s 57-15 victory over the Wizards of Washingtonville! MV varsity grapplers winning by fall were Jarred Greiner (senior-120), Dominick Vetrano (sophomore-132) and Andrew Slagle (junior-220).

The team victory marked Coach Gallagher’s 400th career varsity coaching win.  This benchmark has been attained by only a few premier coaches in New York State, and we congratulate our coach on this tremendous accomplishment.  Under Coach Gallagher’s leadership, our wrestling program continues to be ranked among the best in the state and one that very few can emulate.  We wish the team luck as the Sectional Championships approach. We are confident they will continue the hard work and commitment that makes our wrestlers, and their coach, the best on the mat. GO WARRIORS!!

PRESIDENTS' DAY WEEKEND

Posted February 3 at 8:02pm

In observance of Presidents' Day weekend, Minisink Valley Schools will be closed Friday, February 12, and Monday, February 15. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 16. 

SCHOOLING AROUND: Paper Airplane Line Plot Performance Task, Intermediate School

Posted February 3 at 8:03am

Engines were running, planes were flying and cheers were rising and falling as 5th grade teams lined a school hallway to test the flying power of their paper airplane prototypes. With yard-sticks in hand, Ms. Alliegro, Mr. Conklin, Ms. Meere and Ms. Walker measured the performance of each aircraft at landing.  The project was an opportunity to apply the students’ knowledge of data tables, line plots, and the concept of data range.  The last phase of the assignment challenged the students’ creativity and language skills with the creation of a newspaper spread about the various phases of the test. The winning team's prototype traveled a turbulent 36’ 2” down the hallway! "I can't believe I beat last years longest flight! All I did was throw the plane like how Ms. Walker told us. I pointed and then followed through," first-in-flight Xavier said. "I was really happy and very excited," John said. Mr. Murphy entered the competition with a customized “Security” prototype, but did not break a record, in spite of enthusiastic student and teacher applause.

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING SCHEDULED

Posted February 2 at 11:29am

The next meeting of the board of education is scheduled for Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8:00 PM in middle school room 108.  The agenda is posted on the Board of Education page of the website.


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