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MINISINK VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

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

OTISVILLE’S STEAM NIGHT INSPIRED HUNDREDS

Posted January 13 at 8:40am

“How will Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics shape your future?” That was one of the questions Minisink students were out to explore at Otisville’s STEAM Night on Tuesday, January 10.

 

Activities and challenges included star gazing inside the inflatable Starlab; coding workshops in the school library with the district’s technology team; a hands-on animation workshop; robot demonstrations by students in the Robotics Club; 3-D printing exhibitions by the high school and middle school technology departments; navigating a digital obstacle course with the help of robots Dot & Dash; and math games and puzzles.

 

The robotics room was one of the main attractions. It gave visitors a chance to ask questions of the robot builders and maneuver a robot through a task, with a remote control. With remote in hand, four-year-old Jack, who has two siblings at Otisville Elementary, was in no rush to go anywhere else. “I like the Lego guy. It’s kind of funny,” he said, without taking his eyes off his robot.

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WINNERS AND SHIPWRECKS SHARE THE FUN AT THE CARDBOARD REGATTA

Posted January 12 at 3:43pm

The bleachers at the high school pool were packed with fans--and friends of Chris Corwin--who came to root for the 12 regatta teams representing schools, departments and clubs from around the district. Together they raised $400 for the Chris Corwin Memorial Scholarship Fund!  

Demonstrating everyone's ingenuity--and sense of humor--cardboard boats came in all shapes and themes, and shipwrecks received as much applause as the the big winners. Event organizers Andy Mink and Rich Budd created the race trophies in house. 


Members of the Corwin family were in attendance. "Today Brady learned why his Dad loved Minisink so much. Thank you to everyone who came out for the Cardboard Boat Regatta!" Colleen Corwin said. 

INCLUDED IN PROPOSED CAPITAL PROJECT: WHAT WOULD A NEW HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA MEAN?

Posted January 11 at 11:55am

Inside the high school cafeteria, a cramped serving area resembles a busy intersection at rush hour with long, waiting lines of student traffic. To keep students moving, the school has to often limit its variety of food offerings. Navigating lunchtime congestion to get to the cafeteria and back to class is no walk in the park.

 

Under the capital project proposal, a new cafeteria addition, in the rear of the high school building, would nearly double the seating capacity and offer more seating options, including booths and a variety of tables and chairs. Combined with a larger serving area, the new cafeteria would lower student wait-times, allow the school to reduce the number of lunch periods, and start at a more reasonable time.

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HIGH SCHOOL PE CLASS ROCKS!

Posted January 10 at 5:27pm

Physical fitness is not the first thing that comes to mind at the mention of rockstars. But with Pound, a new kind of workout, you can jam your way into fitness with drumsticks--a.k.a., ripstix--and channel your inner rockstar. 

Thanks to a grant funded by MVHS PTO, students in physical education (PE) classes are “pounding” away and having great fun with the music and movements of Pound. PE teacher Peg Lazzari was recently certified at the state conference for health and physical educators to teach this exciting new form of exercise. 

According to Mrs. Lazzari, Pound is an effective, fun and challenging fitness method. Easily modified for all ages and fitness levels, Pound combines cardio, conditioning, core-work, balance, coordination and rhythm—while drumming!

The high school physical education department is thankful for the PTO’s attention to the welfare of our students. You can watch of video of a high school Pound class in progress on our Facebook page

WE ARE REDESIGNING OUR WEBSITE AND NEED YOUR FEEDBACK!

Posted January 10 at 1:33pm

Our district website serves as the center of information about Minisink Valley Central School District, and is the fastest way to update you on what is going on in our schools. 


One of our goals is to make sure this information center evolves with technology and the changes and in how the general public consumes information. As we begin the lengthy process of redesigning the Minisink website, we want to hear from you and give you a role in the process.  


Now is the time to express your opinions and give us feedback about our current website, what information you seek when visiting the site, and what you see as areas for growth.

You can help us by completing this short six-question survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V9WPHCT


Thank you for your time and feedback!

CHANGE IN WRESTLING & BOYS BASKETBALL GAME TIMES TONIGHT

Posted January 10 at 12:53pm

The starting time for the wrestling and boys basketball games tonight has been moved up.  

The home JV boys basketball game vs. Warwick will start at 4 .p.m; the varsity game will begin at 5:30 p.m.  
 

The JV wrestling match in Warwick will begin at 4 p.m., followed by the varsity match at 5 p.m.  The team bus will depart at 2:30 p.m.

JANUARY TESTING AT MVHS

Posted January 9 at 1:15pm

Beginning on Monday, January 9, 2017 and continuing through Friday, January 27, 2017, MVHS students will be taking Local Mid-Term and/or Final Exams, additionally some students will be taking Common Core Regents Exams. It is important that your child is in school on the days that he/she is scheduled to take an exam as these tests are used for mid-year evaluations and are counted as a major part of their final average. 

A letter was mailed home in November with the schedule for these exams as well as other information regarding testing.  A copy of the exam schedule as well as other pertinent information can be found in the Testing Information tab on the left. 

If you have any questions please contact your child’s guidance counselor.

2ND ANNUAL MINISINK VALLEY BOAT REGATTA, CHRIS CORWIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Posted January 9 at 1:09pm

The perilously funny cardboard boat race is back by popular demand, with twice as many teams braving their flimsy odds for a meaningful cause.

WHEN: Wed., Jan. 11 (Snow Date: Thu., Jan. 12), between 2:40 – 3:30 p.m., immediately after school
WHERE: Minisink Valley High School Pool
TIMELINE:
2:40   Introductions/Parade of Boats 
2:50   Race Heats Begin  
3:15   Final Heat
3:20   Awards & Feats of Strength
TEAMS: Local Girl Scouts ∙ District Security ∙ MS/HS Technology ∙ Volleyball Team ∙ IT Team ∙ MS/HS Greeters ∙ Robotics Club ∙ IS Staff ∙ HS Phys. Ed. ∙ MS Technology Club ∙ MS Maintenance
WHO: Open to everyone
DONATION: $1 per spectator at the door
SPONSORS: MV club: HS Technology Club
EVENT CONTACT: Andy Mink, amink@minisink.com

The Second Annual Boat Regatta benefits The Chris Corwin Scholarship Fund. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation to the fund, please make checks playable to the High School Technology Club and address them to the club, attn: Andy Mink. THANK YOU!

MINISINK'S NIKKI COLANTUONO NAMED VARSITY845 GIRLS SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Posted January 4 at 9:10am

Minisink Valley’s Nikki Colantuono was nominated Varsity845 girls soccer Player of the Year 2016. The attacking center midfielder and withdrawn forward recorded 21 goals and 7 assists during the regular and post season, leading the home team into the Section 9 Class AA semifinals. 

 

Colantuono was recognized for her dominant presence on the soccer pitch, her fearless and skilled game, and her leadership in the field. Coach Erin Natalizio considers Colantuono the most successful header in Section 9 and credits the player’s physical and mental strength. A member of the Coaches All-Star Section Team for two consecutive years, Nikki earned the highest points this past season. 

 

Currently in her junior year, Nikki is a high honor roll student and plans to continue playing at collegiate level for the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. For her senior year, she has her sights on a section title.

 

Time Herald Record: Minisink Valley's Colantuono named V845 girls soccer player of the year

MINISINK'S ERIN CLIFFORD NAMED VARSITY845 SWIMMER/DIVER OF THE YEAR

Posted December 20 at 4:23pm

For the second consecutive season, Minisink Valley’s Erin Clifford was named the Varsity845 Swimmer/Diver of the Year. In November, Clifford seized the State Title at Ithaca College with a 52 point score. A two-time Section 9 champion, Erin Clifford is Section 9’s first state-diving champion in 11 years. Earlier in the season, Erin set section 9's eleven-dive record with a 564.45 point score. She also holds every Minisink Valley school record for varsity diving. Clifford has signed a letter of intent with the Huskies diving team at the University of Connecticut.
 

Times Herald Record: Minisink Valley’s Clifford named swimmer/diver of the year


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