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HIGH SCHOOL ACCESS

Posted June 23 at 12:10pm

Roadway construction on campus will limit high school access beginning June 26. The high school will only be open for limited administrative purposes and counseling services, including summer school registration and working papers. Those reporting to the high school will need to enter the campus through the high school access road next to the baseball field. Please follow signs for entry to the school, which will occur through the rear of the building. Upon entry, visitors should report directly to their intended destination. Summer School classes will be held in the Middle School. 

MVHS CARLOS FORDE NAMED VARSITY845 LACROSSE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Posted June 28 at 10:41am

The day after his Class of 2017 commencement on June 23, Carlos Forde, a senior captain of Minisink Valley’s boys lacrosse, was named Varsity845 Player of the Year by the Times Herald Record.

 

Minisink’s boys lacrosse team ended the season with an impressive 15-4 overall record, seizing the Class B Section 9 Championship with a 15-10 win over Warwick, on May 24. Carlos Forde led the way with 8 goals, and was presented with an All-American certificate after the game.

 

New York state Senator John Bonacic issued a legislative resolution (J2865) in honor of Forde’s achievement, the role of head coach Chad Lakeman in Forde’s Minisink career, and their combined contributions to the school’s tradition of excellence.

 

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HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CONSTRUCTION: ATHLETIC FACILITIES AND OVERALL ACCESS

Posted June 26 at 3:05pm

As previously announced, construction work at Minisink Valley High School will begin right after graduation and result in the closure of our aquatics facility for the summer months.

 

High school Route 6 entrance and all high school parking areas:

─Closed to the public June 24 through September 1.

 

Continue reading for information regarding access and parking instructions for track and tennis courts during the summer.

 

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HATS OFF TO THE CLASS OF 2017!

Posted June 26 at 9:38am

CONGRATULATIONS to the unstoppable Class of 2017! Just when you thought they’d made it through it all, they went on to claim their high school diplomas in a rainstorm—with the grace of true and tried Minisink Valley Warriors.  

We wish them all bright new beginnings, rain or shine!

PHOTOS: Click on post's title for additional photos. Students can use their minisink.com email to access original size photos with this link. A Facebook album has been posted for the community. 

DISTRICT RECOGNIZES 2017 RETIREES

Posted June 26 at 8:05am

At the MVCSD Board of Education Meeting on June 8, 2017, this year’s retirees were recognized for their years of service and dedication to the district.

 

We thank and honor them for their valuable contributions to the advancement of our educational mission and to the strength of our school community.

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MVCSD AND SUNY ORANGE PARTNER IN STEM-BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Posted June 23 at 2:21pm

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) design challenges were at the forefront of the conversation in a professional development collaboration between SUNY Orange and Minisink Valley CSD. 

SUNY Orange Professors Elizabeth Tarvin and Katie Sinsabaugh came to Otisville Elementary to give a workshop based on the book, “Making and Tinkering with STEM: Solving Design Challenges with Young Children,” by Cate Heroman. 

Teachers explored STEM centered literature, learned about design challenges and engaged in hands on activities to test their engineering skills. Our students are in good hands with these pioneering faculty.

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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THE CLASS OF 2017 BACCALAUREATE EXERCISES

Posted June 21 at 3:12pm

The farewell to the Class of 2017 began Monday, June 19, with the Baccalaureate Exercises in the school auditorium.

 

The JROTC Colorguard opened the ceremonies to the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance” and Class President Brianna Cabrera led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Directed by Victor Izzo III, the Chamber Choir performed John Lennon’s “Imagine,” and the Senior Ensemble brought it home with a selection from the “High School Musical.”

 

Baccalaureate addresses were presented by Joseph Flaherty, president of the Board of Education; Brian C. Monahan, superintendent of schools; Eileen Cook, math teacher; the Rev. Dr. Albert Potgieter, class parent—and senior Jack Golden.

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CONGRATULATIONS OTISVILLE KINDERGARTEN CLASS OF 2017!

Posted June 21 at 10:43am

Looking scholarly in their white caps and fine dress, Otisville’s Kindergarten Class of 2017 marched into the school’s gym for their graduation ceremony, on June 20.

 

Teachers Ms. Brennan, Ms. Hewlett, Ms. Jennings, Ms. Galligan and Mr. Gronner introduced each of the 100 graduating students. Graduates accepted their diplomas from Principal Vincent Biele and Assistant Principal Julia Downey, and they took their bows or curtsied to the generous applause of family members.

 

The audience enjoyed a slide show of the students’ first year at Otisville, proudly prepared by their teachers.

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CONGRATULATIONS MINISINK VALLEY KINDERGARTEN CLASS OF 2017!

Posted June 21 at 10:04am

Minisink Valley’s seven kindergarten classes celebrated their graduation with pomp, excitement and song, on June 20, in the school auditorium.  

Teachers Ms. Walker, Ms. McConnell, Mrs. McBean, Mrs. Carr, Miss Ruoti, Mrs. DeRosa and Mrs. Bobish introduced each of the 142 graduating students. Greeted by school administrators, and warmly cheered by family members, they marched and bowed, or curtsied, in their finest attire, and green graduate caps. The ceremony culminated with the entire Kindergarten Class of 2017 singing, “I’m Growing Up,” “One Small Voice,” and “So Long,” led by Mr. Loretto. 

CONGRATULATIONS K-Class of 2017! We wish you a brave new adventure as first graders! (Additional photos / Facebook album.) 

OTISVILLE'S 5TH GRADERS ARE MOVING UP

Posted June 20 at 2:07pm

Four Otisville 5th grade classes celebrated their Moving Up to the middle school in the school’s gym on June 11.

 

Cheering for their growth and accomplishments were family members, faculty, staff, and school and district administrators.

 

School Principal Vincent Biele offered words of praise and appreciation for the 97 graduating students. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Victoria Melton, Recycling Club president. Jenna Friedle, Kiwanis K-Kids president, delivered the farewell speech on behalf of her graduating class.

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