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MINISINK VALLEY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

PO Box 217 Route 6, Slate Hill, NY 10973 (845)355-5250 / fax (845)355-5252

REMINDER: GIRLS VARSITY SWIM TEAM FIRST “NIGHT OUT” TOMORROW, FRI., APR. 21, 7:30PM

Posted April 20 at 8:21am

WHAT: The first of three "Girls Night Out" fundraising events hosted by the girls varsity swim team

WHEN: Friday, April 21, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. 

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Girls ages 6-13 

WHY: To have fun and help raise funds for the girls’ varsity swim team

REGISTRATION: Online registration link. Registration/participation is limited to 65. 

QUESTIONS: Megan Donelly, head coach • mdonnelly@minisink.com • 845-355-5879

UPCOMING NIGHT OUT EVENTS: Friday, May 12 • Friday, June 2

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ROUTE 6 CAMPUS: ENTRANCES AND TRAFFIC PATTERNS RETURN TO NORMAL

Posted April 18 at 12:54pm

We are pleased to announce that the initial portion of the renovation work along the intermediate and elementary school entrances was performed as scheduled, and traffic circulation has returned to normal.

 

We thank all of you for your patience and good cooperation over the last two weeks. The final portion of this paving project will be completed over the summer.

 

Welcome back!

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THIRD GRADERS MAKE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND CREATE NEW SOUNDS

Posted April 6 at 3:50pm

Over the past eight weeks, music teacher Danielle Cornacchio took her third grade classes on an eye-opening musical exploration.

 

“These students are preparing to start playing the recorder in fourth grade, and I wanted them to start looking at music through a much wider lens,” Ms. Cornacchio said.

 

They began by studying all the traditional band and orchestra instruments, and the instrument families they belong to. They learned about their history, how they are made, how they work and sound, and they watched video clips of professional musical performances demonstrating the full potential of various instruments.

 

“The students absolutely loved learning about each instrument,” Ms. Cornacchio said. “Along the way, I noticed how excited many of them were at the thought of playing these instruments one day.”

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EXCEL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT TO AFFECT SCHOOL ENTRANCES APRIL 1-7

Posted March 28 at 12:30pm

With spring upon us, the district will begin completing the last phase of renovation work approved by voters in 2008. Beginning April 1 and through the week of Spring Recess, construction work will require the closure of the Route 6 entrance to the elementary and intermediate schools.  

 

This closure will affect drop-off and pick-up routes for parents/guardians of students in grades K-8, from Monday, April 3, through Friday, April 7. Please click here to read a letter from Superintendent Monahan detailing drop-off and pick-up instructions for the intermediate school. For a larger view of the map, click on the post’s title. 

 

This work is essential to the safety of our school community, and your patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated. 

IT'S ALWAYS A GOOD DAY TO READ ACROSS AMERICA

Posted March 23 at 3:18pm

As Dr. Seuss would say, “How did it get so late so soon? My goodness how the time has flewn”—since our intermediate school students celebrated Read Across America Week, Feb. 27 – Mar. 3, and Dr. Seuss’s birthday on Mar. 2.

 

But celebrate they did, with the good planning of school librarian Kathie Buying, and the help of library clerk Peggy Shiele.

 

Reading adventures began with a virtual trip of the Seuss Museum, in Springfield, MA, where students learned about the author’s sources of inspiration.

 

All week they dressed after Dr. Seuss themes, played trivia with Dr. Seuss books, learned about pen names, pseudonyms and ghost writers, and worked their speech muscles with Seuss tongue twisters: “Fetch me the finest French-fried freshest fish that Finney fries!”

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INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL FIFTH GRADE BAND IS ON TOUR

Posted March 22 at 10:50am

It’s Music in Our Schools Month and the Intermediate School Band, led by Mr. Hulle, is on tour performing for the elementary school classes.

 

One small group at a time, they gather in the band room for a quick warm-up, and walk their instruments, books and stands to their appointed classroom audience, visibly excited.

 

The tour creates an additional performance opportunity for music students and teaches them to be independent musicians.

 

“The students know they stand out more in small group performances, and they feel the responsibility of their role. That pushes them to get their parts right,” Mr. Hulle said. “And they really enjoy sharing their music with the younger kids and answering their questions.”

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NEW YORK STATE ASSESSMENTS: GRADES 3-8

Posted March 21 at 12:17pm

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

 

  • English Language Arts (ELA) Grades 3-8
          This test will be administered on March 28, 29 and 30 

  • Mathematics Grades 3-8
          This test will be administered on 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.

PARENT FACT SHEET: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NYS EXAMS, GRADES 3-8

PTO FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

Posted March 16 at 1:04pm

Ever wonder what your pets do when you're not home?  To find out come join us at the Intermediate School for a PTO sponsored movie night showing "The Secret Life of Pets".

When:  Friday, March 24th
Where:  Intermediate Auditorium
Time:  7:00pm  (Doors open 6:30pm)
Admission: Adults $1.00  Children $1.00   Under 5 yrs.  Free

There will be a concession stand with water, juice, popcorn, candy, etc.

As always thank you for your support!!


INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL ODYSSEY OF THE MIND TEAM PLACED 3RD AT REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

Posted March 13 at 2:39pm

Congratulations to Autumn Crawford, Eva Fitzpatrick, Skylar Fogarty, Alyssa Gale, Avary Hoffman, Allison Lukiansky, and Lydia Penaluna--the Intermediate School’s 2017 Odyssey of the Mind Team! Competing against eight other teams in their division, they placed third at the regional tournament on March 4 in Goshen.

In the Words of Their Proud Coaches…

“Odyssey of the Mind empowered these girls to work hard and persevere. Together, they made up their mind to never settle for anything but their best,” said. “I know this experience will have a life-long impact on these students. They are now ambassadors for the program, and they’ll help their fellow classmates understand what children are capable of!" – Stefanie Caporlingua, art teacher

"Odyssey of the Mind was an incredible journey, not only for the students, but for me as well.  The girls never ceased to amaze me with their creativity and deep thinking. Being a part of this experience with them was an absolute joy! I was constantly reminded of all of the wonderful things which they will bring to the world, as they continue to grow.” – Danielle Cornacchio, music/chorus teacher 

2016-2017 YEARBOOK ORDERS

Posted March 3 at 8:46am

The Lifetouch Yearbook order forms went home with the students.  Please note ordering of a yearbook is ONLINE ONLY.  


Order deadline is March 27, 2017. 

Go to www.ybpay.lifetouch.com


Yearbook ID Code:  6789917

Soft Cover: $16.00   Hard Cover:  $22.00    Add Portrait & Name: $7.00

If you have any further questions, please contact the office.


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