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CONGRATULATIONS AND FAREWELL TO THE CLASS OF 2018

Posted June 23 at 1:45pm

THE CLASS OF 2018 is off to the next chapter of their lives: 277 of them will continue their education at colleges and universities across the country; 16 will enter the workforce; and 7 will serve in the United States Armed Forces.

 

At their commencement ceremony on Friday, June 22, they were a cheerful and supportive group, as many of them were recognized with awards and scholarships. Principal Ken Hauck and Superintendent of Schools Brian Monahan addressed the 300 graduates with words of praise, confidence and encouragement. Student addresses were presented by Class President Sierra Mitts, Salutatorian James Drake, and Valedictorian Brandon Bell.

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2018 SCHOOL LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS

Posted June 23 at 1:05pm

Summer reading encourages lifelong learning, helps students keep their skills up, and boosts student achievement. SAVE-THE-DATES and take advantage of our school library resources during the summer.

 

• Elementary School (at the IS library): Wednesdays — July 11, 18, 25 ▪ August 1, 8, 15 ▪ Hours: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• Intermediate School: Tuesdays — July 10, 17, 24, 31 ▪ August 7, 14 ▪ Hours: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• Otisville Elementary: Tuesdays — July 10, 17, 24, 31 ▪ August 7, 14 ▪ Hours: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

• Middle School: Thursdays — July 12, 19, 26 ▪ August 2, 9, 16 ▪ Hours: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• High School: Mondays — July 9, 16, 23, 30 ▪ August 6, 13 ▪ Hours: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

All elementary and middle school students must be accompanied by an adult while visiting the library. Continue to full-article for additional information and links to other reading materials.

 

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MV VOLLEYBALL CAMP 2018: JUNE 25-28, GRADES 3-9

Posted June 21 at 9:51am

The Minisink Valley Volleyball Camp will provide girls entering grades 3 thru 9 well rounded, concentrated instruction, aimed at both the experienced and novice volleyball player. The camp staff will stress proper fundamental skill techniques in both individual and team play.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Minisink Valley Middle School gym
Cost: $140 per participant: includes a volleyball and a camp T-shirt
PROGRAM BROCHURE AND REGISTRATION FORM
• Additional Information: elain@minisink.com

CELEBRATING THE CLASS OF 2018 BACCALAUREATE

Posted June 20 at 9:40am

Minisink’s farewell to the Class of 2018 began on Monday, June 18, with the Baccalaureate Exercises in the high school auditorium.

 

The JROTC Colorguard opened the ceremonies to the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance.” Directed by Victor Izzo III, the Chamber Choir performed Cindy Lauper’s “Time After Time,” and the Senior Chorus performed "September" by Earth, Wind, and Fire.

 

Baccalaureate addresses were presented by Joseph Flaherty, president of the Board of Education; Brian C. Monahan, superintendent of schools; Edward Sucich, social studies teacher and department chair; Laura Putnam, class parent—and senior William Schiele.

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SIXTEEN TO GRADUATE WITH NEW YORK’S SEAL OF BILITERACY

Posted June 20 at 9:23am

CONGRATULATIONS to Minisink Valley’s first, high school graduates recognized with New York State’s Seal of Biliteracy! The program encourages the study of languages by recognizing graduating students who attain a high level of proficiency in one or more languages, in addition to English.

 

Among Minisink’s Class of 2018, the state’s Biliteracy Seal will be affixed to the high school diplomas of sixteen students: Brittany Ruff, Samantha Evans, Mark Dyman, William Schiele, Ashley Scott, Yadais Trinidad Colon, Liana Ramirez, Nicholas Mikulski, Adriana Melendez Alprecht, Crystal Hernandez Linares, Sydney Brennan, Emily Andryshak, Tianna Popstein, Layla Megna, Brandon Bell, and Cassandra Logedo.

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MVES SECOND GRADERS WRITE AND PUBLISH THEIR FIRST BOOK

Posted June 19 at 2:37pm

Some people spend a lifetime planning to write a book, someday. But a group of second graders at MV Elementary couldn’t wait to get started.

 

Their teachers, Mrs. Mankoo and Mrs. Padavano, collaborated to develop an informational text writing unit. The students began by researching and becoming experts on a topic of their choice, consulting the Britannica site through Orange-Ulster BOCES.

 

Armed with their new, specialized knowledge, the students developed a rough draft, created T-charts to examine pros and cons, identified logical relations with Venn diagrams, used flow charts, parallel illustrations and other graphic organizers, edited their text, and published their first book—complete with a table of contents and vocabulary.

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MVMS STUDENTS WIN REGIONAL EARTH DAY CONTEST

Posted June 19 at 1:58pm

Three MVMS students in Mrs. Johnson's seventh grade life science class were winners in their regional section of the 2018 Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Illustrated Poem Contest.

Sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS), this year's theme was "Dive into Marine Chemistry.”

Competing in the section #106 of the Mid-Hudson ACS, our winners were Isbella Mendez, first place; Alexandra Keenan, second place; and Caroline Gibbons, third place. CONGRATULATIONS!

FIVE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS RECOGNIZED WITH COUNTY EXECUTIVE YOUTH AWARDS

Posted June 18 at 10:47am

Five Minisink Valley High School students in grades 9-12 were recognized at the Annual County Executive Youth Awards (ACEYA) luncheon on June 7, at the Kuhl's Highland House, before hundreds of guests. For more than 30 years, with the sponsorship of the County Executive’s Office, Orange County Youth Bureau and its Youth Advisory Board, the event has been honoring local youth, adults, and organizations who make a difference in Orange communities.

 

In the youth categories, the awards celebrate students whose unique achievements, citizenship, and perseverance might otherwise be overlooked.

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COUNTY EXECUTIVE YOUTH AWARDS RECOGNIZE TWO MINISINK 7TH GRADERS

Posted June 14 at 1:58pm

Two Minisink Valley seventh graders were recognized at the annual County Executive Youth Awards (ACEYA) luncheon on June 7, at the Kuhl's Highland House, before hundreds of guests. For more than 30 years, with the sponsorship of the County Executive’s Office, Orange County Youth Bureau and its Youth Advisory Board, the event has been honoring local youth, adults, and organizations who make a difference in Orange communities.

 

In the youth categories, the awards celebrate students whose unique achievements, citizenship, and perseverance might otherwise be overlooked. In the 2-8 grade level, MVMS Austin Gurda and Jaden Smernaos were among award recipients.

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FIRST PHASE OF $36.9M CAPITAL PROJECT TO BEGIN JUNE 25 AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Posted June 14 at 12:15pm

The first phase of the $36.9 million capital project approved by voters in February 2017 will commence on June 25 with the removal of original vinyl asbestos tile from 24 classrooms at Minisink Valley Elementary School.

Over the summer, the old vinyl asbestos tile and floor adhesive will be removed and replaced with new vinyl (non-asbestos) tile. As required by law prior to the start of any work, the district will be posting an asbestos notification letter at each school entrance on Friday, June 15, to provide a 10-day notification and inform employees and visitors.

Contractors will begin work on Monday, June 25, and complete the project on or before Friday, August 31. Air monitoring will be conducted throughout the project to ensure that air quality samples meet or exceed industry standards, as required by law.

The district is dedicated to improving the quality of our classrooms, offices and common areas while maintaining student, staff and community safety at all times. 


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