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SCHOOL CLOSED - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Posted September 20 at 8:37am

All schools will be closed on Thursday, September 21, in observance of Rosh Hashanah.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: EARLY DISMISSAL DRILL, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

Posted September 20 at 8:29am

A district-wide early dismissal drill is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21. Each of the district’s school buildings will dismiss students fifteen minutes earlier on Wednesday. There will be no immediate after-school activities; this includes afternoon Club Kid. Parents should make appropriate arrangements for the early arrival of children as a result of the drill.

Athletes must leave campus at dismissal time, but can return 30 minutes later. Coaches will provide additional information to team members. 

The early dismissal drill is part of the county-wide Emergency Management Plan to test that phase of the plan. Your help and cooperation is appreciated. Families are reminded to review emergency procedures with their children in the event of an early dismissal, regardless of the reason.

ORIGINAL, STUDENT COMPOSITION TO DEBUT WITH WARRIORS MARCHING BAND AT HOME GAME, 9/22

Posted September 14 at 6:18pm

For his birthday in May, senior Erik Kroll had a choice: a car or a drum set? “I waited for my 7-piece drum set for a long time,” he said. “I knew exactly what I wanted.” And he had earned it, too.

 

Last December, Erik decided to try his hand at composition and began writing a cadence – a percussion-only piece played between full-band performances during a marching band parade. He knew he had "something," so when time came for band teachers to select a drumline leader this fall, he volunteered for the position. “He was it,” band teacher Matthew Christy said. “When we heard the first, short recording of his cadence earlier this year, we were blown away!”

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BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING SCHEDULED

Posted September 11 at 11:42am

The next meeting of the board of education is scheduled for Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 8:00 PM in room 108 of the middle school.  The agenda is posted on the Board of Education page of the website. 

MINISINK VALLEY REMEMBERS SEPTEMBER 11

Posted September 11 at 10:04am

In memory of those we lost on September 11, 2001, the Slate Hill Fire Department (SHFD) held a memorial service at Minisink Valley's 9/11 monument, on Sunday, Sep. 10. We thank the men and women of SHFD for their service, including their recent clean-up of the monument in preparation for yesterday's commemoration.

If you were not able to join the service, we invite to come to the monument today, after school hours, to pay your quiet tribute. The monument is located on the Minisink Valley High School campus, just down from the tennis courts.

Together we honor those who lost their lives in the terror attacks, and stand with those who loved them. We commemorate those who risked or gave their lives in the rescue efforts, and take hope in their courage and humanity. 

MVHS PTO “MY SCHOOL COLOR RUN”: SUN., OCT. 1 -- PRE-REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Posted September 8 at 3:00pm

SIGN UP NOW for Minisink Valley High School PTO’s Fall Color Run! The 2nd annual, community-wide My School Color Run, "Powder to the People" will take place on Sun., Oct. 1, at 9:30 am. Your participation will help raise funds for the High School PTO.

 

The untimed 5K-run/walk is open to everyone and is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Along the route, participants run through color-zones where they are cheered and splashed with vibrant colors.

 

Anyone wishing to participate in this colorful experience must pre-register by Fri., Sep. 15, at www.MinisinkvalleyPTO.eventbrite.com. Registrants will receive a T-shirt, race-bib, and individual color packet--to be used at the finish line for a final color celebration.

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2017-18 OPENING DAY: WELCOME BACK FACULTY AND STAFF!

Posted September 1 at 11:34am

They are back and ready to go! Early Friday morning, over 500 faculty and staff members filed into the middle school cafeteria amid hugs and cheerful chatter for the opening day of the new school year. They enjoyed a breakfast spread before gathering in the school auditorium for the Superintendent’s Conference.

 

Superintendent Brian C. Monahan offered thanks to the entire school community, with special mention for buildings and grounds and technology teams, administrative staff, and everyone who gave part of their summer to engage in curriculum work and professional development.

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MVHS WARRIOR MARCHING BAND WARMS UP FOR FOOTBALL SEASON

Posted August 31 at 4:12pm

The threat of rain kept them from taking their brass to the football field and practicing their marching steps. But that didn't damp their enthusiasm, and band teachers were pleased with their performance. “Not bad for their first day,” Mr. Horner observed, following a rendition of “Ghostbusters” during today’s marching band camp.

 

Each year the high school band program hosts the camp to help student musicians get ready to perform at the home varsity football games.

 

Band leaders – a.k.a. drum majors – teach new members the band’s marching technique and direct the rehearsals. Together they practice all of the music to be played in the stands as "pep" music and work on the musical numbers for the half-time performance.

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THE CLASS OF 2021 HAS ARRIVED!

Posted August 29 at 3:21pm

They arrived early, with a spring in their step, and they knew where they were going.

 

Principal Hauck welcomed the Class of 2021 to the high school family with Minisink pride in its staff and student body, and promising a great place to learn and grow. His first call to action was, “Get involved!”

 

Students were reassured that everyone at the high school—administrators, teachers, counselors, secretaries, nurses, custodial and security staff—will be working together to make sure each student is given every opportunity to meet his/her goals in the four years ahead. He also acknowledged the important and fully supportive role of Superintendent of Schools Mr. Monahan, who was present, and the Board of Education.

 

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HIGH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION: IMPROVED SAFETY AND CHANGES TO VISITOR PARKING

Posted August 29 at 10:52am

If you visited or traveled along our main campus over the summer, you noticed the construction vehicles and equipment around the high school building. This activity represents the last phase of the EXCEL construction project, approved by voters in 2008.

 

In addition to the previously announced re-pavement of parking areas, drainage improvements, and roof work over the pool, the construction of sidewalks on both sides of the school’s roadway will improve the safety of students and visitors who walk to the building from non-adjacent parking areas.

 

(Continue reading for important, new parking directives for community members.)

 

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