MINISINK VALLEY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

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

MVIS 5TH GRADERS ALL READY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

Posted June 23 at 1:44pm

The Intermediate School’s seven 5th grade classes celebrated their Moving Up to the middle school on June 11. Families arrived bright and early to commemorate this important milestone in their children’s lives.

 

The class teachers—Mr. Conklin, Mrs. D'Angelo, Mrs. Marcolina, Ms. Meere, Mr. Sirico, Ms. Smith, and Mrs. Tava—introduced each of their students and presented graduation certificates of achievement. All 165 graduates shook hands with their School Principal of three years, Mr. Paul Dombal. A student representing each class delivered a speech about his/her Intermediate School experience.

 

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THIRD GRADERS READY FOR SUMMER AND FOR BUSINESS

Posted June 21 at 3:56pm

Third graders in Mrs. Riker’s class have had a busy but rewarding last week of school with food-based STEM activities. And no other group of students is as prepared for summer as the Riker class.

 

First they put their design and engineering skills to the test by building self-standing spaghetti towers with 20 noodles, one yard of tape, one yard of string—and one marshmallow for the top. They had 18 minutes to complete their architectural feat.

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FIFTH GRADERS JUMP THE DONUT ON THEIR WAY OUT

Posted June 21 at 1:36pm

Physical challenges in the last week of school did not slow down in Ms. Uhelsky’s PE classes.

 

Fifth graders went from moving up ceremony on Monday to jumping the donut on Tuesday in gym A, to compulsory tunes like Van Halen’s “Jump.”

 

Ms. Uhelsky’s annual Jump the Donut Contest is a challenge of speed, agility, coordination, and body awareness. As a donut-shaped, weighted object is spun under the children's feet, they must meet the challenge by timing their jump to skip the “donut” as it approaches.

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INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL FIELD DAY: “JUST LIKE A PARTY!”

Posted June 14 at 3:19pm

They waited all year for it, and they got a picture-perfect day with clear skies and temperatures just breaking 80.

 

Sporting field day T-shirts, they came sun-screened and lugging their giant water bottles, ready to endure.

 

There was music and dancing in the basketball court, sports for all preferences across the fields, and hopper balls. But as the lines attested, the Italian Ices truck, with pour-your-own flavors, was hands-down “the best thing.”

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MVIS 3RD GRADERS LEARN ABOUT MACHINES AND BUILD SCALED MODELS

Posted June 12 at 12:39pm

Third graders at the Intermediate School had an opportunity to ponder these questions while participating in the Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO® program.

 

One-hour lessons began with a brief history of a familiar machine: The Ferris Wheel. Using the simplest terms and everyday life examples, students were introduced to such concepts as momentum and velocity, the role of gravity, gears and motors – and Newton’s laws of motion (inertia; force-acceleration; action-reaction).

 

Divided in teams of 2 and 3, students followed simple step-by-step instructions to build their Ferris wheel model. Together they solved problems, shared and discussed different ideas, and resolved conflict. In the end, with the help of a small battery, they were able take their wheel for a spin.

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5TH GRADE BAND PERFORMS AT ANNUAL MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAY-A-THON

Posted June 6 at 9:54am

The Intermediate School Fifth Grade Band was once again invited to participate in the annual Seventh Grade Band Play-a-Thon at the Middle School, on June 1.

During some of the concert’s musical selections, Ms. Martellaro’s band members shared sheet music and jammed together with Mr. Hulle’s students. 


Applause for our students and their teachers, and many thanks to the families and members of the school community who came out to enjoy the entertainment, and support the band program.

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DISTRICT CHOIR FESTIVAL: FOR THE JOY OF SINGING

Posted June 5 at 3:51pm

The voices of Minisink Valley's chorus students rose together at the 2nd Annual District Choral Festival, on June 2, at the Intermediate School.

 

Sharing the MVIS stage were the High School Chamber Choir, the 6th Grade Choir, the Otisville 4th and 5th grade Choir, the Intermediate School 5th Grade Choir – and their respective directors: Ms. Cornacchio, Mrs. Hughes, Mr. Bradley, and Mr. Izzo. Each choir performed one selection for all the others, and the event concluded with a combined performance of "Better When I'm Dancin'."

 

This unique experience is especially meaningful for younger students. They can’t wait to hear the high school choir, and are beyond excited to sing along with them.

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NYS ASSEMBLYMAN BRABENEC PROMOTES SUMMER READING CHALLENGE AT INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

Posted June 5 at 10:53am

To help kids stay engaged in learning throughout the summer, the New York State Assembly implements a Summer Reading Challenge each year, in partnership with “Summer Reading at New York Libraries.”

 

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec, a Minisink graduate, visited the Intermediate School Library on June 2. He spoke to students about the importance and pleasure of reading and encouraged them to participate in this year’s challenge themed, “Build a Better World.” Students who read at least 15 minutes a day for 40 days during July and August are eligible to receive a NYS Excellence in Reading certificate.

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4TH GRADE FIELD TRIP

Posted June 5 at 10:29am

The Intermediate 4th Grade students went on a field trip last week to the Fort Montgomery State Historic Site and Bear Mountain Zoo. The past came alive at Fort Montgomery with living history demonstrations of artillery, musketry, music and camp life activities. Exhibits exploring local geology & ecology, plus rescued & rehabilitated wild animals were seen at the Bear Mountain Zoo. 


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ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF K-4 STUDENTS, 2017-18

Posted May 30 at 4:18pm

We will soon begin the early stages of the student placement process for the 2017-2018 school year. While parental requests for a specific teacher cannot be honored, parents/guardians may participate in the placement process by completing the district’s Parental Input Form

If you are unable to download the form at home, please contact the school's office to request a hard copy. It will be sent to you by mail.

We value your input and we encourage you to share your insight. If you choose to participate, please return the form to your child’s principal by June 14, 2017. Forms containing specific teacher requests will not be considered.

Thank you for your continued support and for all that you do for our great district. 


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