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MINISINK VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

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

MVMS WINTER CHORUS CONCERT: MON., DEC. 18, 7PM

Posted December 13 at 10:49am

Five middle school choirs, directed by Pasqua Ventre, invite you to join them for an evening of traditional and worldly holiday music, exciting medleys, a touch of Broadway, winter themes, and inspirational tunes.

 

Soloists, featured percussionists, and a rap group will complement the night's performances by grade, select and combined choirs.

 

Musical highlights include “A Solfege Christmas,” “African Noel,” “Celebrate the Feast of Lights,” “Bidi Bom,” “Once Upon a December,” “The Christmas Star,” “Text me Merry Christmas,” and a combined-choir, grand finale performance of “We Are the World.”

 

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HOLIDAY BAND CONCERT: MONDAY, DEC. 11 ▪ ALL ARE WELCOME!

Posted December 7 at 10:28am

Minisink Valley Middle School Band Program presents, Festive Flourishes, a holiday concert, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in the school auditorium.

 

▪ 6th Grade Band & Jazz Ensemble: 6:30 p.m. ▪ 7th and 8th Grade Bands: 7:45 p.m.

 

The concert program will begin with performances by the 6th Grade Jazz Band, and the 6th Grade Band, directed by Megan Shafer. They will be followed by separate and combined performances by the 7th Grade and 8th Grade Bands, directed by Laura Hulle.

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SIXTH GRADERS PRACTICE GIVING AND CARING

Posted December 4 at 10:20am

Nine-year-old Jacob Thompson has terminal cancer. His last Christmas wish is to receive cards from around the world.

 

Moved by Jacob’s story and his modest request, several 6th-grade social studies classes (Corletta, E. Ferrier, K. Ferrier, and Olenick) dedicated #GivingTuesday to making cards and writing notes to Jacob.

 

“Students truly put their time and effort into creating caring and meaningful messages to help honor and celebrate Jacob’s life—and to bring a smile to his face,” Mrs. Olenick said.

 

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REMINDER: HALF DAY FOR STUDENTS ON FRIDAY, DEC. 1

Posted November 28 at 11:17am

To accommodate parent-teacher conferences, Friday, Dec. 1, is a half-day for students. Athletic programs and late bus runs will go on as scheduled. Dismissal times are as follows:

  • Middle School - 11 a.m.
  • High School - 11:15 a.m.
  • ES / OE / IS - 12:20 p.m.

7TH GRADER JADEN SMERNAOS MAKES HIS SCHOOL PROUD

Posted November 27 at 4:01pm

County Executive Steven Neuhaus made a special trip to the Minisink Valley Middle School on Nov. 27 to present seventh grader Jaden Smernaos with a certificate of recognition and November's citizen of the month award. Jaden wore pink for the occasion.

 

“It gives people hope for the future to see young generations going above and beyond to help their community,” County Executive Neuhaus said. “Jaden is an example of that.”

 

Throughout the month of October, Jaden wore pink to school, every day, to raise awareness of breast cancer, while fundraising for American Cancer Society’s (ACS) “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign. He raised over $7,000.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM SUPERINTENDENT MONAHAN

Posted November 22 at 9:50am

In this season of thanksgiving, it is my great joy and privilege to thank you for your expressed and indispensable support, and your manifold contributions to the wellbeing of our school community.

It takes all of us to create a safe, nurturing, and forward-thinking environment in which to grow and prepare our students to thrive in a fast-changing world. We are mindful of the professionalism and dedication of our administrators, faculty and staff; of our students’ drive to learn and achieve; of our students' families for their engagement; and of our community members for their support and investment in our educational mission.

On behalf of our Board of Education, district administrators, and my own family, please accept our sincere thanks, and our warm Thanksgiving wishes for a happy and safe celebration with your loved ones. 

THANKSGIVING FOR ALL: GIVE TO OUR SCHOOL FOOD DRIVE

Posted November 20 at 8:19am

MVMS Student Government is organizing a food drive to benefit Minsink Cares. All five Minisink Valley schools are contributing to this effort and invite you to share your bounty this holiday season with less fortunate families in our midst.

 

WHY IT MATTERS:

─ 1-in-6 children in America may not know where they will get their next meal.

─ 20 percent of Minisink students experience some form of food insecurity.

 

Let’s pull together to take care of our own. Let’s contribute to our school food drive to make sure all Minisink families are provided for this holiday season. (Continue reading for details.)

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REMINDER: HALF DAY FOR STUDENTS ON FRIDAY, NOV. 17

Posted November 16 at 9:21am

Marking the first day of parent-teacher conferences, Friday, Nov. 17, is a half-day for students. Athletic programs and late bus runs will go on as scheduled. Dismissal times are as follows:

Middle School 11:00 am
High School  11:15 am
ES / OE / IS  12:20 pm

SCHEDULED LOCKDOWN DRILLS WITH NYS K9 POLICE AT MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS TODAY

Posted November 16 at 8:17am

As part of our continuous focus on school safety, Minisink Valley Central School District partners with the New York State K9 Police to conduct scheduled lockdown drills and school facility reviews. This morning, K9 units were at the high school and the middle school for a scheduled exercise. 

THANK YOU New York State K9 Police Units of Greenville, Highland, Liberty, Middletown, Monroe, Montgomery, Tarrytown and Wurtsboro for their visit to our high school and middle school campuses today!

We count on the full support and readiness of our law enforcement, fire safety, and emergency services agencies to ensure the safety of our students, staff and facilities--every day! 

SIXTH GRADERS' FLIGHT MISSION SUCCESSFUL

Posted November 9 at 10:01am

The sun was just beginning to rise across the valley when Mr. Budd and students headed toward the pit, ready for blastoff: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Not so fast. There were a couple of malfunctions before the first three rockets fired up – and up, and up, to the blaring shouts of amazed rocketeers.

 

In the first week of November, all sixth graders in Mr. Budd and Mr. Clemmons’ technology classes participated in a rocket launch event. Leading up to the big day, student spent a few weeks building their rockets from a kit, following step-by-step instructions. Exact measurements are especially critical to build a safe and reliable rocket. A creative component followed, with spray-painting and personal touches. Upon completion, rockets had to pass teacher inspection, before students could prep their engines for flight, and load them into their rockets.

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