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MINISINK VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

PO Box 217 Route 6, Slate Hill, NY 10973 (845)355-5200 / fax (845)355-5205

SPRING RECESS: MONDAY, APRIL 15, THROUGH TUESDAY, APRIL 23

Posted April 11 at 12:15pm

Minisink Valley schools will observe spring recess Monday, April 15, through Tuesday, April 23. Classes resume Wednesday, April 24. A restful and safe spring break to all our faculty and students. 

MINISINK'S OUTSTANDING MUSIC PROGRAM REPRESENTED AT NYSSMA SPRING FESTIVALS

Posted April 16 at 8:20am

Students from Minisink Valley's Middle School, Intermediate School, and Otisville School had an outstanding showing at the NYSSMA festival on April 5-6, at Monroe Woodbury Middle School. Several students will take part in additional festivals later in the season.

 

Each spring, the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) hosts festivals across the state where students perform prepared solos and scales before a judge and receive a score. Students don't compete against other students, but rather against themselves as they try to achieve the highest score possible, while improving their musicianship.

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'BREAKOUT BOXES' OFFER CREATIVE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR EIGHTH-GRADE SCIENCE AND SEVENTH-GRADE MATH

Posted April 15 at 11:56am

Minisink Valley teachers’ classroom creativity is shown in a variety of ways every day!

 

Most recently, Jennifer Zaro’s eighth-grade science classes and Adrianna Anderson’s seventh-grade math classes used “breakout boxes” to engage students in a new way of applying their knowledge.

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“RESILIENCE”: FREE SCREENING, DISCUSSION ON CHILDHOOD STRESS AND HEALTH, APRIL 30

Posted April 15 at 11:49am

It’s been over 20 years since the country’s largest investigation into the lifelong impacts of adverse childhood experiences, namely childhood abuse and neglect. More recently, scientific research has conclusively linked toxic levels of stress during childhood with specific health and social impacts that can last a lifespan. Now, creative and concerned pediatricians, educators and communities are seizing on this knowledge to help break the cycle of adversity and related diseases. To learn more, and help make Minisink Valley a stronger community, the Orange County Parenting Coalition invites you to a free screening and facilitated discussion of "Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope," Tuesday, April 30, 7 p.m., Minisink Valley Middle School auditorium.

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ALL ARE INVITED TO THE MVMS UKULELE CLUB SPRING CONCERT, APRIL 25, 7PM

Posted April 12 at 8:00am

The Ukulele Club spring concert is the next big thing coming to Minisink Valley, right after spring break, on Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m., in the Middle School cafeteria!

 

Club members have been working hard to present you with a plethora of covers, including songs of The Temptations, Panic! At the Disco, Sam Cooke, The Lumineers, and more.

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THE UNCOMMON ATHLETE PROGRAM: ATHLETICS AS A PLATFORM FOR CHANGE AND LEADERSHIP

Posted April 11 at 9:47am

“No one will remember the points you scored or the records you set, but people will remember how you made them feel,” Cody Hodges told the student-athletes gathered for the “Uncommon Athlete” assembly in the school auditorium on April 10. A former Texas Tech and Texas Titans quarterback, Hodges spoke from personal experience.

 

The Uncommon Athlete is a program of the Carl Ripken, Sr. Foundation, and Rachel’s Challenge, a nonprofit organization that works to awaken individual transformation and promote safer, more connected schools.

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TEN STUDENTS SELECTED FOR OCMEA'S ALL-COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH FESTIVAL ENSEMBLES

Posted April 8 at 2:28pm

Ten students representing Minisink Valley Middle School and Minisink Valley High School have been selected to participate in the 2019 Orange County Music Educators Association's (OCMEA) Junior High All-County Festival band and chorus ensembles.

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PUBLIC BUDGET DEVELOPMENT MEETING: THURSDAY, APRIL 11

Posted April 4 at 3:03pm

Officials of the Minisink Valley School District will hold a 2019-20 budget development session on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m., in the middle school auditorium.

 

At the meeting, district officials will update the community on the latest state aid projections, budget development and factors contributing to budget challenges for 2019-20.

 

As always, the budget development process is open to the public and the community is encouraged to attend. Time permitting, community members wishing to comment on the budget process will have up to four minutes each for their remarks.

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MVHS CHEERLEADERS PRESENT FREE "CHEER SOCIAL" FOR GIRLS K-8, ON APRIL 11

Posted April 4 at 11:15am

Minisink Valley High School Cheerleaders invite girls in grades K-8 to a FREE "Cheer Social" on Thursday, April 11, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., in the HS cafeteria.

Enjoy ice-cream, games, baked-goods, and learn about the cheerleading program.

Register now online. Pre-registration is required and ends April 10, or at 70 registrants, whichever comes first. 

We hope to see you there! 

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM CHRISTIAN RANAUDO, ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION, ON THE STATUS OF NYS ELA ASSESSMENTS

Posted April 2 at 2:46pm

A revised assessment schedule for New York State ELA assessments is now in place as a result of technical issues facing ALL Orange County schools for the assessments planned for today, April 2. Please review the new schedule.

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EIGHTH-GRADE 'HOOVERVILLE' OFFERS MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS TO HISTORY AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTRA-SCHOOL CLASS CONNECTIONS

Posted April 2 at 11:12am

Making meaningful connections to history though unique class projects and sharing that knowledge with other students reinforces class and life lessons. Lauren Keppler’s eighth-grade social studies honors class had a recent taste of doing just that when they experienced the challenges of the Great Depression and created their own “Hooverville.”

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