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MINISINK VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

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

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHORUS SPRING CONCERT: MON., MAY 22, 7PM

Posted May 18 at 9:41am

A thrilling blend of songs and memories awaits you at the Middle School Chorus Spring Concert!

Superior singing – by our “Superior Award”-winning chorus at the recent “Trills and Thrills Music Festival” – directed by Mr. Bradley, will have you humming and jiving with eclectic medleys from Queen, Pentatonix, classic operas and Broadway’s “Hamilton.”

A guest performance by the Ukulele Club, directed by Mr. Peters, will accompany “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Hawaiian style.

All are welcome, and there is no charge to enjoy this unique musical event in the middle school’s auditorium. 

EIGHTH GRADE BAND AND CHOIR DELIVER "SUPERIOR" PERFORMANCE AT MUSIC FESTIVAL

Posted May 15 at 1:32pm

Middle school music teachers Mr. Bradley and Ms. Martellaro couldn’t be prouder! MVMS’s Eighth Grade Show Choir and Band were recognized with the highest marking of “Superior” for their performances at the Trills and Thrills Music Festival on Friday, May 12, in Neptune, NJ.

 

The Band performed their favorite spring concert pieces: "Night Ride Through Metropolis" by Rob Romeyn, and "Rampage!" by Todd Stalter. The Chorus performed "You Raise Me Up," and a Queen medley including "Bohemian Rhapsody," and "We are the Champions.”

 

To celebrate their accomplishments and help build team spirit, they enjoyed the rest of their day at Six Flags Great Adventure.

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"THE SOUNDS OF SPRING" IN CONCERT AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL: WED., MAY 10

Posted May 9 at 1:32pm

You’ve seen the signs. Now, have a seat, lean back, and listen to “The Sounds of Spring,”–brought to you by Minisink Valley Middle School students in the 6-8 grade bands and jazz ensembles.

CONCERT PROGRAM:

• 6:30 p.m. 
– 6th Grade Jazz Ensemble ▪ 6th Grade Band – Megan Shafer, Director 

• 7:45 p.m.
– 7th & 8th Grade Jazz Ensemble – Megan Shafer, Director
– 7th Grade Band ▪ 8th Grade Band ▪ 7th & 8th Grade Band – Laura Martellaro, Director

ALL ARE WELCOME!
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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.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE ADDRESSING CONCERNS RAISED BY RUMOR

Posted May 4 at 10:21am

Late last night, Wed., May 3, Minisink Valley Central School District officials were made aware of a rumor circulating among students of a potential threat to the high school on Friday, May 5.

District officials immediately contacted New York State Police and a complete investigation is ongoing. Out of an abundance of caution, there is a police presence on the district’s main campus and Otisville campus today. The instructional day for students will not be disrupted by police presence or their investigation.

As always, we take any threat to the safety of our students and staff very seriously, and we are fully invested in coordinating efforts with law enforcement to investigate and remove any potential danger. 


We will continue to provide updates on this situation as they become available.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the district office at 355-5115.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

Posted May 3 at 12:56pm

 

Please click here to read an important letter from Superintendent of Schools Brian C. Monahan. 

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO VALUE LIFE AND FREEDOM

Posted May 3 at 12:39pm

The youngest of Holocaust survivors – such as those born in concentration camps at the end of World War II – turn 72 in 2017. Survivors who have a memory of the Holocaust experience have dwindled to an estimated 100,000 worldwide. But they are still telling their stories and keeping alive the memory of those who were lost.  

 

Minisink Valley eighth grade students had the rare opportunity to meet with a local Holocaust survivor, Rita Schwartz, and hear her story and her family’s, on April 21.

 

Mrs. Schwartz, a Greenville resident, spoke about her experiences growing up in Nazi dominated Austria during the 1930s. While she and her immediate family were able to escape to the United States, she lost aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.

 

Filled with genuine emotion, Mrs. Schwartz’s testimony of courage and endurance reminded everyone that we are fortunate to live the lives we do, and she urged her young audience to value and honor the freedoms they enjoy. 

STRONG SHOW OF MINISINK TALENT AT ALL COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Posted May 2 at 8:35am

Congratulations to Minisink Valley students who participated in the All County Music Festival at the Newburgh Free Academy on Saturday, April 29.

  • Elementary All County Band: Lydia Penaluna, Travis Mecking, Morgan Weissinger, Nate Samse, Caleb Linares, and Elizabeth Skalski 
  • Junior High Jazz: Ryan Fogler
  • Jazz Vocal Ensemble: Penny Sierra, and Nicoletta Lombardo
  • Elementary All County Chorus: Hayley Batewell, Amelia Bohr, Kelsi Berghahn, Stephanie-Rose Cohen, Keira Davis, Madison Gerarce, Kylie Giakoumis, Ivy Ha, Alyse Izzo, Emma Koenig, Jason McNamara, Alayvia Mendoza, Emily Neillands, Alyssa Neilson, Alex Norwood, Jonah Podgorsky, Grace Rubacek, Jonathan Samse, and Pietro Siena

NEW DATE: MVHS JROTC FIELD DAY AT MINISINK VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL: MAY 11

Posted May 2 at 7:29am

The MVMS JROTC will be holding a Field Day for students in grades 7 and 8 on Thursday, May 11. 
 

Middle school participants will work with MVHS cadets to learn more about the JROTC program. Activities will include tug of war, push-ups, sit-ups, and team games. The event is sponsored by the school and students are expected to follow school conduct regulations.

Students needing to ride the late bus can participate from 2:10 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Those staying until 5 p.m. must be picked up by parents/guardians. When filling out the parental permission form, please circle the time slot corresponding to your child's participation. Forms must be returned to the middle school's main office. 

NEW YORK STATE ASSESSMENTS: GRADES 3-8

Posted May 1 at 3:05pm

The spring 2017 testing schedule for students in grades 3-8 is as follows:

  • Mathematics, Grades 3-8: May 2, 3 and 4

Tests will be administered immediately after morning announcements. It is extremely important that your child arrive at school on time. Children who arrive late will be held in the office and will complete the testing on the makeup day. Once testing begins, it cannot be restarted to accommodate late students.

If you know that your child will be absent on one or more of the testing days, please notify the school so alternate arrangements may be made for him/her to make up the test. A healthy breakfast, a full night's sleep, and a word of encouragement will help your child perform his/her best.


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