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MINISINK VALLEY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

PO Box 217 Route 6, Slate Hill, NY 10973 (845)355-5250 / fax (845)355-5252

MEMORIAL DAY SCHOOL CLOSING: THURSDAY, MAY 23 - MONDAY, MAY 27

Posted May 22 at 9:02am

Minisink Valley schools will be closed Thursday, May 23, through Monday, May 27. Thursday, May 23, was declared a giveback day due to unused snow days. Friday, May 24, through Monday, May 27, marks the observance of Memorial Day. This important holiday commemorates men and women who have given their lives in military service to our country.

In remembrance of our brave soldiers, the American Legion George Smith Post 1607 will host the annual Memorial Day parade in Unionville on Monday, May 27, beginning at 10:30 a.m. MV Middle School Band, the High School Warrior Marching Band, JROTC (Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps), and several other youth groups will be marching, as they do each year. All community members are encouraged to participate. 

Classes will resume Tuesday, May 28.

GETTING CLOSER! 'GUITARS UNDER THE STARS' EVENT TO TAKE PLACE MAY 30; ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE UPCOMING AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 'RELAY FOR LIFE'

Posted May 23 at 9:53am

Plans are progressing for the Minisink Valley High School Guitar Club’s “Guitars Under the Stars” fundraiser, which supports the high school’s first Relay for Life event to beneift the American Cancer Society.

 

The school community is invited to attend the fundraiser raiser, which takes place on Wednesday, May 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the high school’s courtyard.

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3rd Grade ELA Field Testing

Posted May 21 at 8:23am

Our 3rd grade students have been selected by the New York State Department of Education to administer a Field Test in ELA.  The Field Test will be administered as a Computer-Based Assessment and will focus on constructed response type questions. Only those students who participated in the 2019 New York State ELA Assessments will be asked to take the field test (prior refusals and absent students will not take the test).

The Field Test is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22th and is projected to take approximately 40 minutes. Please be apprised, students do not receive a score for this test, nor are these assessments utilized in the evaluation process for our teachers. The information collected from these assessments will be utilized by the New York State Education Department for the development of future exams. Please do not hesitate to
contact our office with any questions or concerns. Thank you. 

MVIS FIFTH-GRADERS HOST, HONOR LOCAL VETERANS, COMMEMORATE MEMORIAL DAY

Posted May 20 at 3:30pm

MVIS fifth-graders in Rosemary Marcolina’s class hosted a ceremony honoring local U.S. veterans on Thursday, May 20, ahead of Memorial Day commemorations. They were joined by family members, school and district administrators and staff.

 

A 25-year tradition in Mrs. Marcolina’s classroom, preparations for the annual event begin two months in advance. Divided into several committees, each with a dedicated chairperson, students are assigned responsibilities for different aspects of the ceremony.

 

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INAUGURAL DISTRICT K-12 ART SHOW A HUGE SUCCESS!

Posted May 20 at 9:38am

Minisink Valley's first-ever K-12 Art Show, Scholarship Silent Furniture Auction, Fashion Show, Video Production presentation AND Empty Bowls Fundraiser was a phenomenal success, with hundreds of people seeing the tremendous artistic talent of our students!

 

If you weren't able to attend the art show, visit the district's Facebook page to see photos from the evening: Minisink Valley Central School District

 

Thank you to all the teachers who played a role in the success of the evening!!

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MVIS SONGWRITERS CLUB DEBUT CONCERT FRIDAY, MAY 31

Posted May 17 at 4:05pm

You must hear it to believe it: A whole concert made up of original songs composed by Intermediate School students in grades 3-5. Yes, in just a few short weeks, Minisink Valley’s new Songwriters’ Club has put together a repertoire of showtime-ready songs to offer in concert to their community on Friday, May 31, at 5:30 p.m., in the school auditorium.

 

“The personal growth I've seen in my students throughout this last month has been remarkable,” said Andrew Fisher, music/chorus teacher and club advisor. “This is a group of kids who choose to bring each other up and encourage each other in a powerful way. They clearly care about each other's work and want to see their peers succeed.”

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IT'S ALMOST TIME: INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL'S ODYSSEY OF THE MIND TEAM WILL BE HEADING OFF TO MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY FOR WORLD COMPETITION!

Posted May 17 at 1:52pm

IT’S ALMOST TIME! The Minisink Valley Intermediate School Odyssey of the Mind team is finally going to WORLD COMPETITION!

 

The Intermediate School held a sendoff celebration for the team today, May 17, where students and faculty wished them well and hoped their cheers for success bring them good luck and victory! There, the team performed their skit for the entire school.

 

World competition will be held May 22 to 15 at Michigan State University in Lansing and team members will depart starting Monday night.

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COUNTY PROGRAM TEACHES SCIENCE OF WATER TO MVIS FOURTH-GRADERS

Posted May 16 at 3:31pm

How much water makes up planet Earth? How much water comes through your showerhead per minute? How much water does it take to make a chocolate bar?

 

Fourth grade classes at Minisink Valley Elementary School found surprising answers to these and other questions during a three-lesson program on water conservation facilitated by the Orange County Water Authority, May 13-16.

 

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IT'S GETTING CLOSE! PLANS ARE PROGRESSING FOR MINISINK VALLEY'S 'RELAY FOR LIFE' ON JUNE 1

Posted May 16 at 9:35am

Here's some additional useful information about Minisink Valley's "Relay for Life" to support the American Cancer Society, which is taking place on June 1.

 

Everyone in the district is invited to participate and be part of this event to promote cancer awareness, celebrate survivors and caregivers and fund cancer research and treatments. Be part of this great cause and make a difference!

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MVIS CHORUS SPRING CONCERT, TUESDAY, MAY 21, 7PM

Posted May 14 at 8:05am

All are invited to the Intermediate School’s Chorus Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m., in the auditorium.

This season’s choral event will feature group and solo performances in gospel, traditional Irish music, and even a theme song from one of everyone's favorite superhero movies. The entertainment value of the program will be enhanced by the accompaniment of band students.

FIFTH AND SIXTH-GRADERS TO REPRESENT MINISINK VALLEY AT MAY 11 ORANGE COUNTY MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION'S ELEMENTARY ALL-COUNTY FESTIVAL

Posted May 10 at 3:22pm

Congratulations to these fifth and sixth-grade singers and musicians who will represent the Minisink Valley School District at the Orange County Music Educators Association’s Elementary All-County Festival tomorrow, May 11, at Pine Bush High School.

 

Students are: Caitlin Anton, Elizabeth DePolito, Patricia Deslandes, Gabriella Faison, Allison Gerson, Eva Geczi, Mya Green, Samantha Kassel, Gavin McGinnis, Sarai Millwood, Faith Padavano, Gavin Pitt. Ella Reicherter, Cailin Slowik, Audrey Stokes, Gabriella Wildrick and Gianna Wildrick.

 

They are among the BEST of the best in Orange County!

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