MINISINK VALLEY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

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

MVIS ALL-STARS ASSEMBLY WAS ALL FUN AND GAMES

Posted May 5 at 10:46am

Held as a celebration of the Intermediate School’s Silver Anniversary, this year’s edition of the Olympics-inspired All Stars Assembly on April 21 was full of surprises, but to absolutely no one’s shock, it was a high-octane event full of music, laughter and positive energy for students and staff alike.

 

The IS Band opened the games marching through the gymnasium with a thundering rendition of Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration.” After that, the energy in the room was unstoppable! Students, teachers, staff – everyone was all-in, whether on the gym floor or from the bleachers. Mr. Swart was a limbo sensation. Mr. Hulle set a new trend with unmatched green and white socks, and rocked a guitar duo with Michael Goliber, computer network specialist. Teachers were vigorously supported and high-fived by students for their participation.

 

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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.)  

K-KIDS AWARDS ARE ABOUT MORE THAN WINNING

Posted May 1 at 4:04pm

On April 27, student members of the intermediate school’s Kiwanis Key Club – “K-Kids” – were recognized at an awards ceremony for their participation in a variety of regional contests. Mary Jo Wagner, head of the K-Kids program, and Paul Dombal, school principal, presented award certificates on behalf of the New York District K-Kids Committee. 

 

Minisink Valley’s K-Kids won first place in the categories of Scrapbook and Picture Book. Adisyn Babish, a 5th grader, won two second-places in the Essay and Poster categories. The first-place wins advance Minisink Valley students to the international competition. 

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INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL BAND ON TOUR IN MARCH: AUDIENCES ARE...ELEMENTARY!

Posted April 1 at 3:46pm

What’s a band without a tour? Minisink Valley Intermediate School Band, led by Mr. Andrew Hulle, has been packing up instruments and music stands, and traveling many a hallway and stair-flight to bring music and cheer to spellbound audiences throughout the elementary school.


Part of the annual Music in Our Schools program in March, the MVIS Band Tour creates an additional performance opportunity for music students and teaches them to be independent musicians. The program divides the band in small groups playing the same instrument and prepares them for a scheduled performance for an elementary school class. 


“Students are more exposed in small group performances and that pushes them to get their parts correct,” Mr. Hulle said.  “The kids really enjoy sharing their music with the younger students.” 

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NEW YORK STATE ASSESSMENTS GRADES 3-8

Posted March 31 at 2:38pm

The spring 2016 testing schedule for students in grades 3-8 is as follows:
 


Tests will be administered immediately following 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.

K-Kids - Humane Society Fundraiser

Posted March 18 at 8:23am

Recently, the Minisink Valley Kiwanis K-Kids organized a fundraiser to help support our local animal shelters. Thanks to their efforts, they donated 202 pet items and a check for $303.36 to the Deerpark Humane Society.  All of our Intermediate students were very generous! 

ODYSSEY OF THE MIND TEAM TAKES 2ND PLACE AND HIGHEST SCORE IN SPONTANEOUS PROBLEM SOLVING

Posted March 15 at 9:34am

The intermediate school’s Odyssey of the Mind team earned a proud second place finish at the regional tournament on Saturday, March 12, in Goshen. 

 

The Odyssey of the Mind program teaches students how to think divergently by providing creative opportunities to solve open-ended problems in a team setting. The annual regional tournament presents these quirky, fun and challenging problems – and their innovative solutions – in a dynamic competition that fuses engineering arts, performance, teamwork and learning.


Coached by Art teacher Stefani Caporlingua, the 5th-grade students competed against nine other schools in Division I, Problem 5, which involved the creation of a theatrical production.  

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HOUR OF CODE: 5TH GRADE STUDENTS HAVE FUN LEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF COMPUTERS

Posted March 14 at 10:38am

A new, exciting and game-changing enrichment program is capturing the undivided attention of 5th grade students at the intermediate school computer lab. It’s the Hour of Code, a once-a-week computer science course that focuses on critical thinking and incorporates core curriculum subjects and skills, such as math and science.

 

Possibly the quietest hour on the schedules of 5th grade teachers Michael Conklin and Justin Swart, this enrichment program exposes students to code.org, an online coding tool developed by the creator of Internet Explorer.  Students are currently being introduced to the binary language of computers and learning how algorithms relate to coding.  Sound boring? Overwhelming? Not with code.org, which bills itself as an organization and global movement committed to making computer science education fun, free and accessible to every child in schools around the world. And so it is that intermediate school students who speak more than one language are interchanging lessons in English with Spanish and Mandarin versions of code.org.  

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5th GRADE ODYSSEY OF THE MIND STUDENTS PLAN TO HAVE FUN AT REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

Posted March 11 at 12:31pm

Six 5th-grade students with a knack for story-telling and comedy will represent Minisink Valley intermediate school at the regional tournament of Odyssey of the Mind on Saturday, March 12, in nearby Goshen.

 

The group took on problem five of the program--Furs, Fins Feathers and Friends--which calls for a humorous performance depicting problem-solving from the perspective of three animals. The animals will help a stranger, help each other, and solve a problem that threatens their survival. The three animals are expected to sing, dance, and show emotions.  The students researched their chosen animal characters, the culture and time-period for the story, wrote the script, built sets and props—all without the help of adults. 

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READING ACROSS AMERICA AND MINISINK VALLEY: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR. SEUSS!

Posted March 2 at 3:25pm

Students and staff celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2 exactly as you might expect—turning pages, making hats, and playing silly games. After all, it’s Read Across America Day and Minisink intermediate and elementary schools didn’t want to miss the party.

 

Right there at the front desk of the intermediate school library, students found blue-wigged Thing 2 (known as Mrs. Schiele on any other day) and Thing 1 (more often called Mrs. Buying) holding up a glass-bowl with multi-color Goldfish crackers. (Can you name that book?) Mrs. Buying was giving students in grades 3-5 strict directions to enter a contest of gold-fish estimation. “Swirl it around, Mrs. Buying,” one student shouted.

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