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UPDATES TO STUDENT CALENDAR: IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MONAHAN

Posted April 12 at 2:34pm

Parents/guardians, please click here to view a letter from Superintendent Brian C. Monahan regarding two changes to the student calendar. 

MVMS UKULELE CLUB PRESENTS 2ND ANNUAL CONCERT: APRIL 24, 7PM

Posted April 19 at 1:30pm

There’s a musical event coming to Minisink Valley Middle School you will not find anywhere else in the region: The Second Annual Ukulele Concert, Tuesday, April 24, 7 p.m., MVMS Cafeteria (dessert will be served.)

 

Presenting solo and ensemble performances under the direction of club advisor and music teacher Shane Peters, the evening will take you across musical decades with pop songs and other universal genres. Students will perform cover versions of compositions by Grave VanDerWaal (made popular by playing ukulele in “America's Got Talent”), Eddie Vedder, Ben E. King, George Ezra, Twenty One Pilots, and more. Most exciting and anticipated is the world premiere of “Against You,” a song written by eighth grader Molly Dubner! (View full-article for student/performer comments and additional photos.)

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MV VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM GIVES BACK TO AMERICAN VETERANS

Posted April 19 at 1:25pm

Upholding a cherished tradition, members of Minisink Valley’s varsity football team lent a hand to members of the George Smith Post 1607 at the monthly Orange County American Legion dinner meeting on April 18.

 

The players assisted in setting up the hall, prepping dinner and dessert, and serving the meal and beverages to the Veterans. As always, team members enjoyed casual conversation with their older and wiser neighbors, and learn about the history of the American Legion.

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BIOLOGY STUDENTS LEARN FROM RENOWNED HEART TRANSPLANT SURGEON

Posted April 18 at 3:45pm

During a recent visit to Newark’s Liberty Science Center, students in Mrs. Jordan college biology had the unique opportunity to learn about the life and work of heart transplant surgeons from a renowned specialist, Dr. Margarita Camacho MD, FACS.

 

MVHS senior Barbara Ann Grace shared her impressions about the trip. (View full-article for Barbara's reporting and additional photos.)

 

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FOOTBALL PROGRAM: IMPORTANT PARENT MEETING, THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 7PM

Posted April 18 at 3:20pm

Parents of students in the football program, please join us for an important meeting on Thur., April 19, at 7 p.m., in the high school auditorium. This includes parents of football players at all levels: grades 7-8, freshmen, varsity and junior varsity. 

Discussion topics will include the addition of the new freshman football team which will give 7th & 8th graders the ability to play only 7th & 8th grade teams, as well as all of events in the upcoming season, and off-season workouts.

MVHS FBLA: EIGHT ADVANCE TO NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Posted April 18 at 12:42pm

Congratulations to Minisink Valley members of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) who participated in the State Leadership Conference in late March.

 

FBLA State Leadership Conferences feature competitive events and elections that test students’ business knowledge and skills. Eight MVHS students are advancing to the National Leadership Conference in June, after outstanding performances in a range of business fields and topics. (View full article for individual placements.)

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SIX MINISINK VALLEY STUDENTS SIGN NCAA LETTERS OF INTENT

Posted April 18 at 11:44am

Joined by their coaches and family members, six MVHS seniors and athletic standouts signed letters of intent with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in a ceremony held in the school gymnasium on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes to all! (View full article for athlete profiles and additional photos.)

 

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BULLYING PREVENTION ASSEMBLIES COMBINE THEATER WITH ADVICE

Posted April 16 at 3:31pm

K-2 students at MV Elementary School were a captive and congenial audience throughout the hour-long Box Out Bullying assemblies offered today, courtesy of the Parent-Teacher Association.

 

Box Out Bullying combines humorous theatrics, multi-sensory learning and audience participation to teach children how to recognize, prevent and seek help for bullying, in the con.

 

Throughout the performance, students are also introduced to positive concepts such as empathy, and the difference between tattling and telling: tattling is a hurtful behavior meant to get others in trouble; telling should be used to keep others from getting hurt or in trouble.

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YOUTH-IN-GOVERNMENT STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN COUNTY SERVICE DAY

Posted April 16 at 12:04pm

Orange County officials had their work cut out for them on April 6, when 10 Minisink Valley High School students contributed their competencies to the 2018 Orange County Youth-in-Government Service Day.

 

Inaugurated in 1944, Orange County’s Amy Bull Crist Youth-in-Government program promotes service, leadership, and citizenship. Working with eleven participating schools, the program offers students first-hand learning of the democratic process and the functioning of local government through mock conventions, student-run elections, and the shadowing of elected officials.

 

During a student-run Steering Convention and election last fall, MVHS Grady Brunelle, James Drake, Kyle Ferguson and Sebastian Peterson were "elected" to their county offices of choice, based on their campaign speeches.

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8TH GRADE BAND & CHORUS RECITAL NIGHT: APRIL 18, 7PM

Posted April 16 at 10:23am

The Minisink Valley Middle School music program is proud to announce The Third Annual Eighth Grade Recital, coming to the school cafetorium on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m.

 

Also known at the Dessert Concert, this musical event is set up in cabaret style with students performing solos from musicals, pop culture, and classical standards – while the audience enjoys sweets and drinks provided by the band and chorus officers.

 

“This is a unique opportunity where the students have 100 percent creative control of their selections,” said Laura Hulle, music and band teacher. “It is so great to see the students creating music together!”

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MHSSC AWARD RECIPIENTS

Posted April 16 at 8:20am

We are happy to announce that two Minisink Valley employees have been selected to receive awards from the Mid-Hudson School Study Council (MHSSC). These prestigious awards will be granted during MHSSC’s annual meeting on April 26, at Anthony’s Pier 9 in Newburgh.

Superintendent Brian C. Monahan will be recognized with the 2018 Educational Leadership Award for demonstrating outstanding leadership at the district and community level. 

Michael Sirico, fifth grade teacher at Minisink Valley Intermediate School will receive the 2018 Teaching Excellence Award for demonstrating excellence in achieving the district’s educational mission. 

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Monahan and Mr. Sirico on their achievements, and their significant contributions to our school community. 


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