MINISINK VALLEY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

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

UPDATES TO STUDENT CALENDAR: IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MONAHAN

Posted April 12 at 2:34pm

Parents/guardians, please click here to view a letter from Superintendent Brian C. Monahan regarding two changes to the student calendar. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MHSSC AWARD RECIPIENTS

Posted April 16 at 8:20am

We are happy to announce that two Minisink Valley employees have been selected to receive awards from the Mid-Hudson School Study Council (MHSSC). These prestigious awards will be granted during MHSSC’s annual meeting on April 26, at Anthony’s Pier 9 in Newburgh.

Superintendent Brian C. Monahan will be recognized with the 2018 Educational Leadership Award for demonstrating outstanding leadership at the district and community level. 

Michael Sirico, fifth grade teacher at Minisink Valley Intermediate School will receive the 2018 Teaching Excellence Award for demonstrating excellence in achieving the district’s educational mission. 

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Monahan and Mr. Sirico on their achievements, and their significant contributions to our school community. 

LAW ENFORCEMENT TO CONDUCT SECURITY REVIEW OF ALL MINISINK VALLEY SCHOOLS: APRIL 10

Posted April 9 at 12:14pm

We would like to inform our school community of a police presence on our Minisink Valley and Otisville campuses on Tues., April 10.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office will conduct security reviews of each one of our schools and facilities. They will be joined by New York State Police and Mount Hope Police.

We express our appreciation to our law enforcement agencies for their concern and efforts to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff.

MVCSD MAKING SWITCH TO COMPUTER-BASED TESTING FOR ELA, MATH EXAMS

Posted March 20 at 8:56am

When our students sit down to take the New York State Education Department (NYSED) 3-8 ELA and math exams this spring, they won’t be holding a No. 2 pencil.

 

Minisink Valley schools will be among 600 others switching to computer-based testing for this spring’s state exams.

 

All school districts in New York state were given this option for 2018. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) established the goal to implement statewide computer-based testing starting in 2020. (View full article for our school's exam schedule.)

 

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UPDATED STUDENT CALENDAR - IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MONAHAN

Posted March 14 at 1:06pm

Please click here to view a letter from Mr. Brian C. Monahan, Superintendent, regarding the possibility of a change in the student calendar should there be a need for any additional school closures.

MVIS ODYSSEY OF THE MIND: STUDENT REFLECTIONS AHEAD OF MARCH 10 COMPETITION

Posted March 8 at 8:09pm

A confident team of creative, problem-solving thinkers and builders will represent the Intermediate School at the 2018 Odyssey of the Mind regional tournament, this Saturday, March 10, in Goshen.

 

The team took on problem 1, "Triathlon Travels," which involves riding a team-built vehicle through a course of curling, jousting, and track. Between events, the team will entertain the audience with an original performance, and the vehicle will change appearance.

 

View the full article to read about the students' personal experience and the STEAM-based skills involved in this challenging program.

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MVIS KICKS OFF "MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH" WITH 5TH GRADE BAND TOUR

Posted March 6 at 10:57am

Barely recovered from their winter concert, the Intermediate School Band, led by Mr. Hulle, is now on tour.

 

Performing for the elementary school classes, the band tour is a celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, and an additional opportunity for students to build confidence as musicians.

 

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 an appointed elementary classroom, visibly excited.

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"NED SHOW" INSPIRES PERSEVERANCE, KINDNESS AND EXCELLENCE

Posted February 28 at 3:27pm

“We learned to never give up,” was Ethelina Albert’s big takeaway from a recent NED Show offered to Intermediate School students during a school assembly.

 

With the tagline, “There’s a champion in every kid,” NED is a character education program based on the lovable cartoon, NED, whose name stands for N-never give up, E-encourage others, D-do your best. To help kinds connect to this simple but powerful message, the 45-minute NED assemblies use humor and magic tricks.

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CLAIM LOST-AND-FOUND ITEMS BEFORE MARCH 23

Posted February 27 at 2:26pm

Attention Parents: Is your child missing a jacket, a hat, a lunch box? All lost-and-found items have been placed on a table by the elementary school's greeter entrance. Unclaimed items will be donated after March 23. Thank you. 

MVIS K-KIDS GIVE TO THEIR COMMUNITY

Posted February 6 at 9:49am

Student members of the Intermediate School's Kiwanis K-Kids Club collected 680 non-perishable food items through the month of January — with the help of their families. Their donations are now in use at a local food pantry. Thank you to everyone who participated in this important effort! 

K-Kids is a worldwide organization of more than 36,000 children. Members learn responsibility and leadership skills through community service projects.

(Additional photos, provided by Mary Jo Wagner, club advisor

LAST PERFORMANCE OF “THE ARISTOCATS KIDS” TONIGHT, FEB. 8, 7PM

Posted February 1 at 3:33pm

Whether you’re a cat or dog-person, “Everybody loves a swinging cat!” Ove 60 of them, with 9 lives each, are sharpening their scales and arpeggios to open Minisink Valley’s musical theater season on the Intermediate School stage.

 

- TICKETS: $5.00 at www.seatyourself.biz/minisink

 

Based on Walt Disney’s animated film, “The Aristocats Kids” is a thrill ride of feline fun, with fast turns and twists, driven by eccentric and irresistible characters from Paris’s high-society, and rough alleys alike.

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