MINISINK VALLEY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

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INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 5TH GRADERS HOST AND HONOR AMERICAN VETERANS

Posted May 25 at 2:12pm

Mrs. Marcolina’s 5th grade class hosted eleven U.S. veterans to honor and celebrate their service to the country with a ceremony and brunch on Tuesday, May 24. 

 

Mrs. Marcolina has been organizing this annual event and inviting veterans from across Orange County to it for twenty two years. This year’s fifth grade class began preparing for the veterans visit eight weeks ago.  Students were divided into fifteen committees, each with its own chair person, and assigned different responsibilities for the ceremony.

 

“I love spending time with people who have served our country. They are special people and truly deserve to be celebrated,” said fifth grader Gregory Furman who was allowed to wear his Boy Scouts uniform to class that day.

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INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL: 5TH AND 6TH GRADE BANDS PRESENT SPRING CONCERT, TONIGHT, MAY 17, AT 7 PM

Posted May 17 at 10:45am

The Intermediate School’s 5th Grade Select Band, 5th Grade Concert Band and 6th Grade Band will perform their Spring Concert tonight, May 17, at 7:00 p.m., in the school’s auditorium.

 

Directed by Mr. Andrew Hulle, musical highlights for all tastes include Paul Curnow’s “The Wild Old West,” arrangements of Hayden’s “St. Antony Chorale” and the “Star Wars” theme, Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance,” and Mr. Hulle’s original, “MVIS Rock.”

 

Come out to enjoy a great evening of music, support band students and the intermediate school’s music program. 

SCHOOL CLOSED: THURSDAY, MAY 26 - MONDAY, MAY 30

Posted May 16 at 12:02pm

Minisink Valley schools will be closed Thursday, May 26, through Monday, May 30. Thursday, May 26, was declared a "give back" day due to unused snow days.  Friday, May 27, through Monday, May 30, marks the observance of Memorial Day. This important holiday commemorates men and women who have given their lives in military service to our country. Please join us in remembering our brave soldiers by joining the community at the annual Memorial Day parade in Unionville on Monday, May 30, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Our middle school band, high school band, AJROTC (Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps), and several other youth groups will be marching, as they do each year. Classes will resume Tuesday, May 31. 

CINCO DE MAYO: CELEBRATING A SCHOOL’S CULTURAL DIVERSITY

Posted May 11 at 1:30pm

First-time guests at Mrs. Green’s Cinco de Mayo celebration quickly learn of the legendary status of this annual classroom event.  From all ends of the building – and as far as the district office – faculty, administrators and staff follow the sound of the mariachi music to find the bountiful Mexican feast prepared by parents and teachers in room 209.

 

For the celebration, Mrs. Green’s 3rd graders sported handmade paper hats, ponchos and moustaches, as parents met and mingled, and took pictures of their children and their peers.

 

“I’m really happy to meet my friends’ parents. My mom is here with my little brother too,” Jake said. “I had a moustache but it was really itchy.” 

 

“I feel like I’m in Mexico, actually, and I’m really thankful for all the good food,” Yariel said. “My favorite was the enchilada casserole,” Harrison added.
 

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FOURTH GRADE CLASS OBSERVES EARTH-WEEK WITH HANDS-ON KNOWLEDGE AND ACTIVITIES

Posted May 10 at 4:23pm

Why celebrate just Earth Day when you can celebrate Earth Week? That’s the approach Mrs. Kemmerer’s 4th grade class took as it embraced a week of programs and activities involving parents and lots of expert advice on green practices.

Monday – Students planted a variety of seeds in the classroom and placed them in a portable greenhouse by the window to watch them grow through spring and into the summer. All supplies were donated by student Ben’s dad, Tom Salamone.  Mr. Salamone is also a member of Minisink Valley’s Board of Education.

 

Tuesday – Fourth grader Shannon showed her peers how to recycle used t-shirts into tote bags. Shannon’s Dad, and Board member, Shawn Cahill, talked to the class about raising chickens. Judging by the response of the class, the area’s poultry population is projected to explode this season.

 

 

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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.


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