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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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INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL SPRING CHORAL CONCERT TONIGHT, MAY 4, AT 7:00 PM

Posted May 4 at 12:59pm

Please join us for a night of music at the Intermediate School. The 4th grade general chorus and 5th grade select chorus will perform both separately and together in tonight's concert in the Intermediate School Auditorium at 7:00 PM. 

 

Offering something for everyone, the musical program includes Broadway classics, The Beatles, an African song, an American folk song, pieces sung in Latin, and even something from the Pentatonix! 

 

Come to enjoy and support these talented young singers in an evening of fantastic music!

 

(Singers will need to arrive at 6:15 in the small cafeteria to warm up before the concert.)  

BUDGET VOTE: MAY 17, NOON TO 9PM – 2016-17 BUDGET PROPOSAL PRESERVES AND GROWS STUDENT PROGRAMS

Posted May 4 at 8:31am

The annual school district budget vote and Board of Education election will be held Tuesday, May 17, from noon to 9:00p.m. at the following locations:

 

  • District 1 (Greenville, Minisink and Wawayanda): Intermediate School Gym, Route 6 School Campus
  • District 2 (Mount Hope, Mamakating and Walkill): Otisville Elementary School

Voters will decide on a $96-million proposed school budget with a 2 percent tax levy decrease, as adopted by the Minisink Valley Board of Education on April 20.  Voters will also decide on the purchase of eight replacement buses and a proposition to establish a capital reserve fund, along with electing three members to the Board of Education.

 

The budget public hearing takes place on Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Middle School Auditorium.  There is opportunity for public comment and participation is encouraged.

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OTISVILLE CHORUS CONCERT TONIGHT AT 7:00

Posted May 3 at 3:42pm

Enjoy an evening filled with music! The Otisville Elementary 4th and 5th Grade Chorus will be performing tonight, May 3 in the cafetorium at 7:00 p.m.  Tonight's selections include the song "Happiness" from the play, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown and the Beatles song, "Strawberry Fields/Imagine."  Students in the concert should arrive at 6:30pm to warm up their voices in the Band Room.  We hope to see everyone tonight!

PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING AND BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING SCHEDULED

Posted May 3 at 8:31am

The next meeting of the board of education is scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM in the middle school auditorium. It will be preceded by a 7:30 PM hearing on the May 17, 2016 public budget vote. The agenda for the board meeting is posted on the Board of Education page of this website.

DISTRICT-WIDE CHORAL EVENT: THE JOY OF MANY VOICES

Posted May 2 at 12:30pm

The inaugural district-wide choral event on April 28 was a singers-only celebration of school choirs performing for each other, with a grand finale by all groups singing together on stage, just for the joy of it.

 

During warm-ups, 5th graders in Mrs. MacDonald’s Intermediate School Select Chorus talked about their love of singing and the power of singing together.


“I love singing, and I love being able to hear other people’s voices. We all inspire and learn from each other,” Michael said.

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ANNOUNCING SPRING CONCERT SEASON: MAY 3 – JUNE 2

Posted April 28 at 8:15am

Spring is Concert Season at Minisink Valley schools. Our students are hard at work to bring music to the community. All are invited to enjoy and support their talent and their efforts. See below for a complete concert schedule – and bring the family!

Concert Season Schedule: 

  • Otisville Elementary Chorus Concert: Tues., May 3, 7p.m. – School Auditorium
  • Intermediate School Chorus Concert: Wed., May 4, 7p.m. – School Auditorium
  • High School Band Concert: Tues., May 10, 7p.m. – School Auditorium
  • Grade 6 Band Concert: Wed., May 11, 6:30p.m. – Middle School Auditorium
  • Grade 7/8 Band Concert: Wed., May 11, 7:45p.m. – Middle School Auditorium
  • Minisink Valley Elementary 2nd Grade Concert: Thu., May 12, 7p.m. - Intermediate School Auditorium 
  • High School Chorus Concert: Mon., May 16, 7p.m. – School Auditorium
  • Intermediate Band Concert: Tues., May 17, 7p.m. – School Auditorium
  • Otisville Elementary Band Concert: Wed., May 18, 7p.m. – School Auditorium
  • Middle School Chorus Concert: Wed., June 1, 7p.m. – School Auditorium
  • Third Annual 7th Grade Play-a-thon: Thu., June 2, 3p.m. – Middle School Field

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 slated to pursue their sport at college level next year. 

Four senior 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 on April 13.  Coaches offered brief words about each athlete’s efforts and accomplishments during their time at Minisink Valley.

 

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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. 

MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS FIRST DESSERT SOLO CONCERT: APRIL 28, 7:00PM

Posted April 25 at 3:35pm

All are invited to a special free concert on Thursday, April 28, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Middle school cafeteria. Band director, Laura Martellaro, and chorus director, Dan Bradley, invited all interested 8th grade musicians and vocalists to participate, and more than 20 students volunteered their time and talent. 

The performance will follow the style of a chamber concert and is designed for a smaller setting and audience. Tea, coffee, desserts and soft drinks will be on sale with all proceeds benefiting the music department.


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