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MINISINK VALLEY SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED TODAY, NOV.16

Posted November 16 at 5:09am

TODAY, FRIDAY, NOV. 16, all Minisink Valley schools are closed due to hazardous conditions.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Tonight's Tricky Tray will be held on Friday, Nov. 30. Watch for updated details from organizers the beginning of next week.

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WEATHER ALERT: EARLY DISMISSAL TODAY, THURSDAY, NOV. 15

Posted November 15 at 8:48am

In anticipation of the forecast and adverse road conditions, TODAY, THURSDAY, NOV. 15, all Minisink Valley Schools will be dismissing early, as follows:

  • K-5: 12:15 p.m.
  • Middle School: 11 a.m.
  • High School: 11:15 a.m. 
  • Out-of-district programs: 11 a.m.

Please remember that, as of now, tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 16, is a full-day of instruction, instead of the previously scheduled half-day. Tomorrow's parent-teacher conferences have been rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 30, which is now a half-day. 

PLEASE NOTE: ALL AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AND SPORTING EVENTS ARE CANCELLED FOR TODAY.


We appreciate your understanding for the safety of our students and staff. 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: CHANGE IN CALENDAR FOR FRIDAY, NOV. 16

Posted November 14 at 5:19pm

The latest weather forecast is requiring us to make some changes in the district’s calendar.

  • Friday, Nov. 16: FULL DAY of school
    — Originally scheduled as a conference half-day to accommodate parent-teacher conferences, Friday, Nov. 16 is now a full day of instruction. In event of a weather-related delayed opening on Friday, a full day of school will help preserve the use of snow days into the winter season.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 30, now a half-day
     This calendar change means that Friday, Nov. 30 is now a conference half-day. 


We appreciate your understanding and wanted to provide as much advance notice as possible. As always, the safety of our students, faculty and staff remains our first priority.

THE GROWTH MINDSET: HELPING STUDENTS VALUE THE LEARNING PROCESS

Posted November 14 at 3:54pm

Students in Corrine Yanis class are learning the meaning of having a “growth mindset”: if at first you don’t succeed, you can get smarter and stronger by trying again.

 

After decades of collaborative studies on students’ attitudes toward failure, psychologist Carol Decker summarized the findings in a 2006 best-selling book that coined the term “growth mindset” and challenged established beliefs about learning and intelligence.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL'S KINDNESS INITIATIVE CONTINUES WITH SHOWING OF 'I'M TRULY SORRY'

Posted November 13 at 1:46pm

Minisink Valley Middle School's character education initiative continued today, Nov. 13, with a lunch time program for sixth and seventh-graders focusing the concepts of kindness, forgiveness and being sorry.

 

Assistant Principal Steven Caldwell continued the ongoing “Choose Kindness” discussions he and other administrators have been having with students, using examples in his own family about the importance of apologies and forgiveness when someone is not kind to someone else.

 

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NOT ALL ARE LOST IN MILTON'S PARADISE

Posted November 13 at 12:38pm

Arguably the most towering and bewildering of English literary works, Milton’s “Paradise Lost” is as much of a challenge for students as it is for teachers. How do you help students connect with a Renaissance epic poem mired in classical references, ambiguous political meanings and theological lexicon?

 

“It’s hard to understand, harder than Shakespeare,” said Chris Bruschi, “but it’s an interesting read, and it gives you a lot of imagery.”

 

That imagery became the catalyst for enlivening Milton’s narrative “of man’s first disobedience” in Beth Wendell's senior English class.

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FOOD DRIVES IN PROGRESS AT ALL MINISINK SCHOOLS

Posted November 13 at 8:05am

All five Minisink Valley Schools invite you to share your bounty this holiday season with less fortunate families in our midst.

 

WHY IT MATTERS:

• 1-in-5 children in America may not know where they will get their next meal.

• 20 percent of Minisink students experience some form of food insecurity.

 

Let’s pull together to help Minisink Cares and make sure all Minisink families are provided for this holiday season. (Continue to full article for school-specific information.)

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR MINISINK VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTO'S NOV. 16 TRICKY TRAY

Posted November 12 at 8:20am

Tickets! Get your tickets!

 

The Minisink Valley Elementary School PTO’s Tricky Tray will take place Friday, Nov. 16 beginning at 5:30 p.m. with calling starting at 7 p.m.

 

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SUCCESSFUL NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY VETERANS PASTA DINNER HONORS THOSE WHO HAVE KEPT US SAFE AND SECURE

Posted November 9 at 2:22pm

Minisink Valley salutes its veterans!

 

The high school’s chapter of the National Honor Society hosted its annual Veterans dinner, with a full house enjoying the special pasta meal served by NHS members.

 

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K-9 OFFICERS VISIT MINISINK VALLEY THIRD-GRADERS TO TEACH THEM ABOUT THEIR WORK

Posted November 8 at 3:30pm

It’s one thing to read a book about a police officer and his or her K-9 partner; it’s another thing to actually see that book “in action” through a visit by local police officers and their K-9 partners.

 

That’s what happened today, Nov. 8, when Officers Skip, Kato, Gambit, Maverick, Rex and Tate --- along with their “human” partners --- visited third-graders at Minisink Valley Intermediate School.

 

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MVCSD SCHOOLS CLOSED MONDAY, NOV. 12, IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY

Posted November 8 at 8:16am

Minisink Valley Schools will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day (Sunday, Nov. 11).

 

Originally called Armistice Day, this federal holiday commemorated the signing of the agreement that ended World War I at 11 a.m., on Nov. 11, 1918. In 1954, the observance was renamed as Veterans Day, and it became a time to honor all who serve or have served in the armed forces of the United States.

 

Minisink Valley Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets will honor veterans in a variety of ways over the course of three days. Today, Thursday, Nov. 8, they traveled to the Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Goshen to place American flags on headstones. Tonight, they will present the colors at the National Honor Society's Annual Veterans Dinner. On Friday, they will visit veterans at the Bon Secours Senior Center in Port Jervis, and on Saturday they will take part in the Otisville Veterans Day Parade.

 

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NEW CNC ROUTER ENHANCES PROJECT RELIABILITY IN TECHNOLOGY CLASS

Posted November 7 at 11:44am

Students in Rich Budd’s seventh-grade technology classes have been busy creating custom wood-carved signs using a new CNC router.

 

This new Techno HD CNC router arrived last school year and it hasn't stopped running since. It’s now the third CNC router available for student use.

 

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