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FOOTBALL TEAM GIVES BACK TO SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN

Posted April 20 at 9:16am

Minisink Valley’s varsity football team volunteered to serve men and women with the local George Smith Post #1607 of the American Legion at a dinner on April 19. Players and coaches engage in give-back activities and events throughout the community, year round. 

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REMINDER: GIRLS VARSITY SWIM TEAM FIRST “NIGHT OUT” TOMORROW, FRI., APR. 21, 7:30PM

Posted April 20 at 8:21am

WHAT: The first of three "Girls Night Out" fundraising events hosted by the girls varsity swim team

WHEN: Friday, April 21, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. 

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Girls ages 6-13 

WHY: To have fun and help raise funds for the girls’ varsity swim team

REGISTRATION: Online registration link. Registration/participation is limited to 65. 

QUESTIONS: Megan Donelly, head coach • mdonnelly@minisink.com • 845-355-5879

UPCOMING NIGHT OUT EVENTS: Friday, May 12 • Friday, June 2

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MINISINK'S BASEBALL TEAM HONORS WAR VETERANS

Posted April 18 at 1:25pm

Members of Minisink Valley’s varsity baseball team gathered at Stewart International Airport on April 8 to welcome home Korean War and World War II heroes, on the Hudson Valley Honor Flight's Mission 15.

 

The group of ninety area veterans—including 26 from Orange County—was returning from an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. where they visited the nation’s memorials.

 

Photo caption (L-R): Coach Dave Benedetto, Richie Cummings, Tyler DeGeorge, Jack Golden, Bruce Miller, Lanny Ferdinandsen, Coach Brian Golden and Ben Golden.

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ROUTE 6 CAMPUS: ENTRANCES AND TRAFFIC PATTERNS RETURN TO NORMAL

Posted April 18 at 12:54pm

We are pleased to announce that the initial portion of the renovation work along the intermediate and elementary school entrances was performed as scheduled, and traffic circulation has returned to normal.

 

We thank all of you for your patience and good cooperation over the last two weeks. The final portion of this paving project will be completed over the summer.

 

Welcome back!

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JOIN SAFE-DRIVING CONVERSATION AT “NOT ONE MORE” FORUM: WED., APR. 26

Posted April 18 at 12:00pm

When children approach driving age, the ever-present safety concerns of parents and educators soar to new heights.

 

To promote safe driving habits and facilitate parent-student conversations about this all-important subject, we urge all our Juniors and their parents to join us on Wednesday, April 26, at 6:30, for our annual “Not one more” Forum in the school’s auditorium. Topics of discussion include the dangers of drinking-and-driving and distracted driving.

 

Registration for Juniors begins at 6:30, and the event will commence once all have been registered. Juniors who attend with a parent/guardian will earn the privilege to apply for parking privileges in their senior year.

 

“Not one more” is hosted in conjunction with Minisink Kiwanis and is open to all. (Continue reading for an important message from District Attorney David Hoovler.)

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ROBOTICS CLUB: RIGOROUS WORK, ACHIEVEMENT, POSSIBILITIES

Posted April 17 at 11:34am

The bots are working double time, and so are builders and programmers with Minisink Valley’s Robotics Club, as they ready for the next competition: The 2017 New Jersey / New York Botball Tournament on May 13.

 

After it signed up for Botball, the club received all the components and instructions to assemble the game board. The size of a large table and resembling an obstacle course, the game board is used to test the bots and practice the challenges they will face at the competition.

 

Enrollment was up this year, and the club has three teams of two programmers and two builders, each. Builders in each team start off by designing and engineering two bots. Programmers decide how the bots are going to score points on the game board and begin developing the necessary code. From there they work closely together, systematically testing and tweaking to ensure every piece is in the right place, and everything happens at the right time and speed – with consistency.

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COMMUNITY EMBRACES FOLK DANCING

Posted April 11 at 10:15am

Step by step and row by row, over 400 students in grades K-2 celebrated music in our schools with folk dances, during a school assembly on April 5. In the evening, many students returned to the school with their parents to dance together.

 

WHY FOLK DANCING?

Folk dancing has always been about human connections, community, and the sense of belonging. In the school context, it's also an opportunity to bridge school and home. "By inviting parents to join us in the evening, we hoped to create a time free of interruptions and distractions, and get parents involved in the joy of music and dancing with their children,” said Cliff Loretto, music teacher and event organizer.

 

HOW IT ALL CAME TOGETHER...

All through March – Music in Our Schools Month – during music class, Mr. Loretto coached every grade, and a group of faculty and staff, in two folk dances to perform on “the big day.”

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EXCEL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT CONTINUES

Posted April 7 at 8:22am

The last phase of renovation work continues and the district would like to thank you for your patience, understanding and your continued support.

Just a reminder that the on-campus roadway from the high school to the elementary/intermediate building (see map- yellow section) will now be closed along with the elementary/intermediate entrance beginning Friday, April 7, 2017 at 10:00 pm.  These roadways will remain closed through spring break to continue the renovation work.

Please note that visitors to the elementary, intermediate and middle schools will need to use the middle school entrance. 

We greatly appreciated your patience and cooperation with this much needed work.  Again, we apologize for any inconvenience. 

Wishing all of the community a very safe, healthy, and fun spring break.

THIRD GRADERS MAKE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND CREATE NEW SOUNDS

Posted April 6 at 3:50pm

Over the past eight weeks, music teacher Danielle Cornacchio took her third grade classes on an eye-opening musical exploration.

 

“These students are preparing to start playing the recorder in fourth grade, and I wanted them to start looking at music through a much wider lens,” Ms. Cornacchio said.

 

They began by studying all the traditional band and orchestra instruments, and the instrument families they belong to. They learned about their history, how they are made, how they work and sound, and they watched video clips of professional musical performances demonstrating the full potential of various instruments.

 

“The students absolutely loved learning about each instrument,” Ms. Cornacchio said. “Along the way, I noticed how excited many of them were at the thought of playing these instruments one day.”

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UKULELE STUDENTS CONTRIBUTE MUSICAL STORIES TO GREAT NY READ ALOUD

Posted April 6 at 11:08am

Congratulations to the MVMS Ukulele Club on an outstanding performance at the Great New York Read Aloud—a celebration of the joy of reading and lifelong learning.

 

Thirteen of our ukulele students delighted the audience with two folk songs that blended ukulele with percussion. Folk music, a genre known for its story-telling lyrics, was a natural fit and complement to the event.

 

Schools from across the Orange County participated in the event hosted by the Orange-Ulster BOCES School Library System at the BOCES campus in Goshen, on April 5.

 

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