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MINISINK VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

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

THANKSGIVING RECESS: WED., NOV. 22 – SUN., NOV. 26

Posted November 20 at 12:59pm

Minisink Valley schools will observe a Thanksgiving recess starting Wed., Nov. 22, with a parent-teacher conference day. Classes will resume Monday, Nov. 27. 

  • Wed., Nov. 22: Parent-teacher conference day; no school for students. 
  • Thursday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 26: Schools closed for Thanksgiving.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM SUPERINTENDENT MONAHAN

Posted November 22 at 9:50am

In this season of thanksgiving, it is my great joy and privilege to thank you for your expressed and indispensable support, and your manifold contributions to the wellbeing of our school community.

It takes all of us to create a safe, nurturing, and forward-thinking environment in which to grow and prepare our students to thrive in a fast-changing world. We are mindful of the professionalism and dedication of our administrators, faculty and staff; of our students’ drive to learn and achieve; of our students' families for their engagement; and of our community members for their support and investment in our educational mission.

On behalf of our Board of Education, district administrators, and my own family, please accept our sincere thanks, and our warm Thanksgiving wishes for a happy and safe celebration with your loved ones. 

LIVING ENVIRONMENT STUDENTS PRACTICE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SCIENCE

Posted November 21 at 10:35am

“How are squirrels and gorillas alike?” To find the answer to this and other questions, students in Mrs. Russell’s living environment class recently traveled to the Urban Ecology lab at the Bronx Zoo.

 

In this program, students learn about the zoo’s native squirrel populations by applying the same methods used by scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society in the study of gorillas.

 

The students’ research involved taking a census of the grey squirrel in the zoo’s habitats; comparing its nesting habits to those of a gorilla; reviewing the differences between deciduous and coniferous trees; and using measurement tools provided by the zoo to collect relevant data. Back in class, students will continue to use the scientific process to analyze the data and conclude their research.

 

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LACROSSE ATHLETE CARLEY RODRIGUEZ SIGNS NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT

Posted November 20 at 4:05pm

Student athlete Carley Rodriguez took a decisive step into her future on Nov. 8 by signing her National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse for Division II at Nyack College next fall.

 

The signing ceremony took place in the school gymnasium in the presence of Carley’s parents, school and district officials, and her coach, Chris Burger.

 

Coach Burger, who has trained Carley since sixth grade, praised her for her tireless work and dedication to the sport. “Carley aimed high and worked hard in and off season, on our Monday nights at the Milton dome, summer sessions and travel games,” Coach Burger said.

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COLLEGE BIOLOGY STUDENTS WATCH ORGAN TRANSPLANT IN REAL TIME

Posted November 20 at 2:10pm

“How many teens can say they’ve seen a live kidney transplant?” asked one of Mrs. Russell’s college biology students in response to their recent experience of the “Live From Surgery” program at Liberty Science Center, in Jersey City.

 

Our students had the unique opportunity of viewing a kidney transplant in real time, in a 3D theater, as it happened at St. Barnabas Hospital on Nov. 17. During this complex procedure students were encouraged to pose their questions to the medical experts involved, and they were able to physically hold the surgical instruments shown on screen.

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MVHS JUNIOR ROTC: HONORING VETERANS, HEARING THEIR STORIES

Posted November 16 at 1:33pm

U.S. Veterans at Saint Joseph’s Place, a nursing care facility at Bon Secours Community Hospital, received admiring visitors and due honors on Nov. 10. Members of Minisink Valley JROTC Warrior Battalion visited with Saint Joseph’s veterans to present the colors, show their appreciation and hear their stories. We commend the following cadets for making sure our heroes are not forgotten:

 

• Cadet /2LT Anthony James, presenter of the American flag,

• Cadet/2LT Jonathan Bozzone, presenter of the JROTC flag

• C/2LT Heather Heinen, and C/1LT Eric Schneider carriers of the drill rifles

• Cadet /CSM Sahel Shah, Cadet /MSG Grace Clark, Cadet /CPL Tyler Stuart, and Cadet/PVT Damian Davis, presenters of certificates of appreciation to the veterans.

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REMINDER: HALF DAY FOR STUDENTS ON FRIDAY, NOV. 17

Posted November 16 at 9:21am

Marking the first day of parent-teacher conferences, Friday, Nov. 17, is a half-day for students. Athletic programs and late bus runs will go on as scheduled. Dismissal times are as follows:

Middle School 11:00 am
High School  11:15 am
ES / OE / IS  12:20 pm

SCHEDULED LOCKDOWN DRILLS WITH NYS K9 POLICE AT MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS TODAY

Posted November 16 at 8:17am

As part of our continuous focus on school safety, Minisink Valley Central School District partners with the New York State K9 Police to conduct scheduled lockdown drills and school facility reviews. This morning, K9 units were at the high school and the middle school for a scheduled exercise. 

THANK YOU New York State K9 Police Units of Greenville, Highland, Liberty, Middletown, Monroe, Montgomery, Tarrytown and Wurtsboro for their visit to our high school and middle school campuses today!

We count on the full support and readiness of our law enforcement, fire safety, and emergency services agencies to ensure the safety of our students, staff and facilities--every day! 

GIVE TO THE FBLA FOOD DRIVE, THROUGH FRI., 11/17

Posted November 13 at 5:00pm

MVHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is organizing a food drive to benefit Minsink Cares. All five Minisink Valley schools are contributing to this effort and invite you to share your bounty this holiday season with less fortunate families in our midst.

 

WHY IT MATTERS:

─1-in-6 children in America may not know where they will get their next meal.

─20 percent of Minisink students experience some form of food insecurity.

 

Let’s pull together to take care of our own. Let’s contribute to our school food drive to make sure all Minisink families are provided for this holiday season. (Continue reading for details.)

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IMAGINE, DESIGN, BUILD: THE JOY OF MAKING STUFF

Posted November 13 at 4:01pm

MVHS's Design & Drawing for Production course attracts students for an array of reasons, but they all share one thing in common: they love to make stuff!

 

Currently, in Mr. Mink and Mr. Tuthill’s classes, students are making personalized signs from hardwood. The process involves the application of basic math concepts, learning to practice safe construction as they move through various shop-based operations, and using automation technology (laser engraving).

 

They start with a rough cut of poplar wood and mill it into workable stock using the planer and joiner. Next, they move on to the table saw and compound miter saw to cut the stock to size, according to their design specifications.

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MVHS CHORUS STUDENT RECOGNIZED BY NYSSMA

Posted November 13 at 3:04pm

CONGRATULATIONS to senior Matthew Goetz, selected by the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) as an alternate for the organization’s prestigious, state-wide music festival.

 

Matthew, a chorus and band member, was one of many at MVHS – and one of thousands across New York – to audition for the state-level All-State competition last May. On the trombone, he scored an impressive 97, but his voice solo earned him a perfect 100 score and All-State alternate status.

 

“I was very encouraged when I learned I was selected. I put in a lot of work on my own to prepare for that audition, so it felt good! It made me realize my own potential,” Matthew said.

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