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MINISINK VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

PO Box 217 Route 6, Slate Hill, NY 10973 (845)355-5200 / fax (845)355-5205

MINISINK VALLEY SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND: FEB. 15-18

Posted February 13 at 1:25pm

Minisink Valley schools will be closed Friday, Feb. 15, through Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents Day. Classes will resume Tuesday, Feb. 19. 

MINISINK VALLEY WRESTLERS EARN THREE TITLES THIS SEASON; 'FAB FIVE' TO HEAD TO ALBANY FOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Posted February 13 at 3:57pm

Minisink Valley had a dominating performance in capturing the 2019 Section IX Tournament Championship, League Title and Team Duals Title!

 

 

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EIGHTH GRADE PARENT NIGHT: TUE., FEB. 19, 6-8PM

Posted February 13 at 11:45am

The annual 8th Grade Parent Information Night will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6-8 p.m., in the High School auditorium. (Snow date: Feb. 20.)

This meeting is designed to help parents of incoming 9th grade students learn about the scheduling process, requirements for graduation, and New York State diploma requirements. Bring any questions you may have about your child's 9th grade program. We hope to see you there. 

For more information about your child's transition to 9th grade, please visit the Counseling Center webpage and consult the 9th Grade Course Offerings, at the bottom of the page. If you have any questions, please call the Counseling Center with any questions at 845.355.5154.

GET YOUR TICKETS FOR MVMS' POP MUSICAL "EMMA JV": FEB. 28 & MARCH 1, 7PM

Posted February 5 at 4:40pm

Tickets for MVMS Drama Club musical on February 28 and March 1, at 7 p.m., are now on sale at https://minisinkmiddle.seatyourself.biz

About “Emma JV: A Pop Musical”

Emma, a senior at Highburu Prep, is certain she knows what’s best for her classmates’ love lives, and is determined to find the perfect boyfriend for shy sophomore Harriet by the end of the school year. But will Emma’s relentless matchmaking get in the way of finding her own happiness? Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, this sparkling musical features the hit songs of legendary groups and iconic female singers from The Supremes to Whitney Houston, Cyndi Lauper to Sara Bareilles and Katy Perry.

GRADES 7-8: SIGN-UP NOW FOR WRITING WORKSHOP WITH ACCLAIMED AUTHOR

Posted February 5 at 8:45am

Seventh and eighth graders with a penchant for the written word can seize an exciting opportunity to unleash their writer’s voice with the help of acclaimed author Tami Charles.

 

Also an outstanding speaker and former teacher, Tami Charles will offer a series of writing workshops to Minisink Valley’s for grades 7-8, on Tuesday, March 19.

 

Everyone has a story to tell, but when it comes to actually writing it, questions and doubts can get in the way: Where do I start? What if my grammar is off? What if no one wants to read my story?!

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2019 SPRINGS REGISTRATION FOR VARSITY/JV BEGINS TODAY, FEB. 4

Posted February 4 at 9:34am

The 2019 Spring Sports online registration process is now open. 

REGISTRATION DATES

  • Varsity/JV sports: Monday, Feb. 4 - Monday, Mar. 4
  • Modified sports (grades 7-8): Monday, Feb. 11 - Monday, Mar. 11

REGISTRATION PROCESS: Log into FamilyID to complete registration forms. If you have previously completed the “Intent to Participate” online form, simply log in to complete the process. For additional registration information, including physical exam, start and tryout dates, go to the 2019 Spring Registration section of the Athletics page

ALL MINISINK VALLEY SCHOOLS ARE LABELED AS SCHOOLS 'IN GOOD STANDING' BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Posted January 28 at 2:50pm

All schools in the Minisink Valley School Central District have been labeled as schools in “good standing" by the New York State Education Department (NYSED), as required by the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 

ESSA is the state’s new school accountability system that replaced No Child Left Behind. NYSED announced the new school accountability designations on Jan. 17.

 

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EXOTHERMIC ELEPHANT TOOTHPASTE? YES, IT CAN HAPPEN IN SEVENTH-GRADE SCIENCE LAB!

Posted January 28 at 12:34pm

Do you know what an exothermic reaction is?

 

Students in Amy Sicina’s seventh-grade science classes do, and they used every day home products as part of a recent lab class called “Elephant’s Toothpaste” to show how energy can be released through light or heat.

 

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FROM "NO NAME-CALLING WEEK" TO POSITIVE ACTION, EVERY DAY

Posted January 24 at 4:01pm

For fifteen years, No Name-Calling Week has been organizing K-12 educators and students to choose #KindnessInAction and reject name-calling and bullying.

 

Minisink Valley Middle School made “Choose Kindness” its 2018-19 theme and continues to integrate related concepts and activities into everyday learning. The “Lunch Talks” assembly series with Assistant Principal Stephen Caldwell encourage students to choose kindness, respect and overall positive behaviors, through multimedia presentations and discussions.

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ATTENTION RESIDENTS AGES 65 AND OLDER: TAKE NOTE OF CHANGES TO NEW YORK STATE ENHANCED STAR TAX EXEMPTION

Posted January 24 at 1:16pm

Because of changes New York State made to the Enhanced STAR tax exemption earlier this year, all residents ages 65 and older who are enrolled in Enhanced STAR now need to also be enrolled in the state’s Income Verification Program (IVP) to continue receiving their Enhanced STAR benefit.

 

In Minisink Valley, the deadline to enroll in IVP is March 1.

 

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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION EXPERT RISHA GRANT TO SPEAK TO FACULTY AND STAFF DURING JAN. 28 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

Posted January 24 at 12:45pm

Risha Grant, a diversity and inclusion expert, will speak to Minisink Valley faculty and staff during the district’s Professional Development Day on Monday, Jan. 28, and will focus on building inclusive school cultures.

 

Ms. Grant’s presentation is part of the district’s ongoing kindness and diversity initiatives to cultivate an atmosphere that embraces Minisink Valley’s diversity and supports a learning environment respectful of all students, staff and community members.

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