MINISINK VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

P.O. Box 217 Slate Hill, NY 10973
(845)355-5150 / fax (845)355-5198

MVHS STUDENTS ATTEND MARIST LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Posted October 24 at 2:07pm

Sophomores Bridget Wiley and Garrett Doherty had the privilege of attending the Emerging Leaders of the Hudson Valley Conference at Marist College on Thursday, October 24, 2014.  The event, which was sponsored by Hudson Valley Savings Bank encouraged attendees to explore their leadership potential while networking with industry leaders, college faculty, their peers and others.  Sessions included Success Is a Curvy Word Not a Straight Line, Social Media for Leaders and Discovering Your True Colors.  We salute Bridget and Garrett for their early demonstration of leadership and look forward to their continued success.  Pictured with Bridget and Garrett is High School Guidance Counselor, Brian Golden. 

S.T.A.T. MEMBERS RECEIVE CONGRESSIONAL CERTIFICATES

Posted October 23 at 10:41am

Minisink Valley High School students are putting an end to bullying by using peer pressure in a positive way.  S.T.A.T. (Students Taking Action Together) is a quick-action intervention designed to reduce bullying and to teach students to treat each other with respect. The formula is simple: place 2 STAT members and 1 bully in a room together with no adult.  The result is an agreement to stop the bullying.   On October 7, 2014, U.S. Representative Maloney’s Deputy District Director, Genevieve Kessler, met with S.T.A.T. to learn how and why it works when other anti-bullying programs have limited effectiveness.  Ms. Kessler had been one of the organizers of the anti-bullying summit in March 2014. In an email to Carol Freeman, school psychologist and creator of S.T.A.T., Ms. Kessler wrote “STAT was all I could talk about yesterday when I got back to the office” and continued, “I am so impressed by your students and by the program you have put together”.   

Ms. Kessler was so impressed that she arranged for Congressional Certificates to be issued to each student in S.T.A.T. 

In addition to meeting with a bully, S.T.A.T. has met with 5th grade classes, 9th grade social studies classes, and has helped to train a middle school S.T.A.T. group.  S.T.A.T. is collaborating with the Bus Safety Director to try to improve the safety and comfort of the bus ride for all students. Pictured with this year's S.T.A.T. team is advisor Mrs. Freeman and high school principal, Mr. Hauck.  

SENIOR PARENT MEETING SCHEDULED

Posted October 23 at 10:28am

The Senior Class will hold an informational meeting for parents of Seniors to wish to attend the class trip.  The meeting will be held in the high school auditorium at 7:00 on Monday, October 27th.  

JROTC FALL FIELD TRAINING EXERCISE

Posted October 20 at 3:15pm

The JROTC Program conducted their Fall Field Training Exercise (FTX) from 11 – 13 October 2014. The cadets constructed tents and established a base camp. Everyone had a great time learning how to administer first aid, negotiate a one rope bridge over water, read a map, conduct land navigation, fly fishing, cooking over an open campfire, building a fire without matches or a lighter, and a variety of other skills. The students engaged in: Cat and Mouse, Capture the Flag, Ultimate Frisbee, and football in their free time. All of the cadets are looking forward to the winter FTX in February.

PARENT CHEER MEETING SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 27TH

Posted October 20 at 10:34am

There will be a mandatory parent/student meeting held for all of those interested in trying out for high school cheerleading for the winter/competition season at 7:00 pm on Monday, October 27 in the high school library.  Parents of 8th graders who are interested in cheering at the JV or Varsity level are invited to attend.  For questions or information please contact Coach Archiere at pattmvcheer@yahoo.com.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION ABOUT HEROIN SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 15TH

Posted October 10 at 7:55am

Minisink Valley High School is proud to work with the the Alcoholism and Drug Council of Orange County, to present "Medicine Cabinet to Heroin Addict, A Brief and Deadly Journey" to the students and community of Minisink Valley Central School District.  A team lead by Executive Director James E. Conklin, will share the current status of drug addiction in Orange County and present strategies that can be used to reduce the likelihood of addiction.  The event will start at 6:30pm, on October 15 in the MV High School Auditorium. All are encouraged to attend.

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA

Posted August 19 at 11:16am

The Junior Class is supporting Wreaths Across America which is a program that honors fallen veterans with a wreath placed on their graves.  Your donation will help support the Junior Class and our Fallen Hero's.  To make a donation, please click www.wreathsacrossamerica.org and, select the red box to sponsor locally, search NY0055P, then select donate.  For more information click here.

CLASS OF 2015 SENIOR PORTRAITS

Posted August 13 at 2:35pm

A reminder to all Class of 2015 students and parents. Senior portraits for the Class of 2015 have taken place at the high school. If your child missed his or her scheduled appointment, please contact Lors Photography at (908) 964-0847 for make up times.

DRIVERS EDUCATION

Posted August 8 at 11:44am

Students wishing to enroll in Drivers Education for this fall must register by September 12th.  Registration forms are available in the High School Main Office; the cost is $385.00.  A mandatory orientation meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 17th at 3:30 in the High School Medial Center.  Classroom sessions will be held on Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00.  Driving sessions will be scheduled on September 17th.  

MVHS CHAMBER CHOIR PERFORMS AT GOSHEN RELAY FOR LIFE

Posted June 16 at 8:46am

On Saturday June 14th the Chamber Choir performed “I Hope You Dance” and “Run To You” during the luminary ceremony at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life at Goshen High School.  It was a very nice touch to a very moving event.  The event is to raise funds for Cancer research and for people fighting the battle against cancer. The Chorus sponsored a team, Walk With Caitlin, Fly With Juliette, in memory of 2005 graduate Caitlin Hammaren and 2008 graduate Juliette Lia. The team had over 100 participants.  Thanks to the generosity of the school and community the team was able to raise close to $8,000 towards this worthy cause.  A special thank you goes out to our team captains Lillie Back and Taryn Volpe and all of the parents who attended the event. 


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