MINISINK VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

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

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT BRIAN C. MONAHAN

Posted February 15 at 11:46am

On Wednesday evening, February 14, 2018, acting on a tip from staff at the transportation center, the district reported to the New York State Police that a bus driver had made a threat of violence directed toward other district employees. At no time was a threat made directly involving our students, and/or our schools. Following the investigation into this matter, the State Police made the determination to arrest the driver. We will continue to assist law enforcement with their investigation. 

 

Due to the swift response on the part of the district and the State Police, no imminent threat exists and we have encouraged our faculty, staff and students to carry on with their instructional day. As always, the faculty and staff at Minisink Valley Central Schools remain vigilant in our efforts to ensure a safe environment for our students and school community. 

MINISINK VALLEY SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR PRESIDENTS' DAY WEEKEND

Posted February 14 at 12:20pm

Minisink Valley schools will be closed Friday, Feb. 16, and Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of Presidents' Day. Classes will resume Tuesday, Feb. 20. 

MINISINK'S FBLA STUDENTS MAKE A SHOW OF LEADERSHIP

Posted February 15 at 1:37pm

CONGRATULATIONS to the following members of MVHS Future Business Leaders of America on their outstanding performance at the recent District 3N Spring Meeting:

Joey Colantuono: 5th place in Introduction to Public Speaking • Ben Ditrocchio: 5th place in Business Communications • Juliet Jacobson: 2nd place in Client Services and 3rd place in Business Communications • Billy Schiele: 3rd place in Public Speaking • Evan Stouber: 3rd place in Impromptu Speaking • Steve Walker: 4th place in Sports Management

Billy, Evan and Juliet have qualified to compete in their respective events at the upcoming State Leadership Conference. Great job everyone!

SIX MINISINK WRESTLERS ADVANCE TO SEC. 9 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Posted February 13 at 3:16pm

Eleven Minisink Valley wrestlers made it to the Section 9 Division I Championship finals on Feb. 10, at Monroe-Woodbury High School. They were, Nick Albornoz, Andrew Fenner, Timmy Ganuncio, Connor Greiner, Anton Juncaj, Nick Picarello, Sean Savacool, Jordan Suarez, Dom Vetrano, Vinny Vetrano, and Joey Yanis. Six of them came out on top, winning in the championship round, in their weight class.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to our champions and all 14 of our Section 9 place finishers:

 

- 1st Place: Andrew Fenner, Timmy Ganuncio, Connor Greiner, Dom Vetrano, Vinny Vetrano, Joey Yanis

- 2nd Place: Nick Albornoz, Anton Juncaj, Nick Picarello, Sean Savacool, Jordan Suarez

- 3rd Place: Adam Fenner, Andrew Filip,

- 4th Place: Evan Hewett

 

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KEY CLUB SERVICE PROJECT RECOGNIZES THE VALUE OF EDUCATION

Posted February 13 at 1:33pm

MVHS Key Club members have been juggling multiple service projects this month, including the sale of yuda bands during their lunch periods.

 

Handmade by children in Zimbabwe and Guatemala, yuda bands are sold as a service project in U.S. schools to build scholarship funds for youth in developing nations who cannot afford a basic high school education. All proceeds go to a student in need. Involved school groups get to choose whom they will help, and they can even meet that student via Skype.

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NHS AND DRAMA CLUB ANNOUNCE ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZEN EVENT: MARCH 14

Posted February 12 at 2:56pm

MVHS Drama Club’s spring musical is coming to town, bringing with it the popular Dinner-and-a-Show Senior Citizen Event. Partnering with the Drama Club, the National Honor Society (NHS) will host and sponsor the March 14 dinner in the school cafeteria, followed by a sneak preview of “Working,” the musical in the auditorium. Doors open at 3 p.m.

 

Student members of the NHS will take care of everything: the cooking, the baking and the serving; the favors, centerpieces, and hall decorations, themed after the show. From the dining hall, our special guests will move next door to the school’s auditorium, and enjoy the first public performance of “Working.”

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MVHS TO PUBLISH LITERARY MAGAZINE

Posted February 12 at 11:02am

By Nicoletta Lombardo

 

If you love art, writing, or music, then you'll love reading MVHS’ new literary magazine. Our team is composed of editors, fundraisers, and organizers with one common goal: to create an unforgettable collection of student work that showcases the amazing talent and creativity we have at MVHS.

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MVHS POPS CONCERT: MONDAY, FEB. 12, 7PM

Posted February 12 at 11:00am

There are seven musical ensembles in the high school’s band program. The number alone impressive. More impressive still is the talent of our student and teacher musicians, and the level of their performances.

 

On Monday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m., make your way to the high school auditorium for an outstanding, highly entertaining Pops Concert. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 for adults, and $2 for students. Children four and younger, and citizen seniors, enter free. Proceeds will help fund the band's spring trip.

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SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Posted February 12 at 10:33am

Attention parents of high school and middle school students interested in Spring Sports: The online registration system (FamilyID.com) is now open for the submission of parental permission and health interval forms. Registration deadline is Friday, March 23.

• How register through FamilyID 
• MVHS students can also pick up the online registration information in the hallways, near the nurse's office.
• MVMS students can pick up the form from their Phy. Ed. teacher

Get ready! Tryouts and practices for lacrosse, softball, baseball, boys' & girls' golf, boys' tennis and spring track begin Monday, March 5, at MVHS, and March 12, at the MVMS. GO WARRIORS! 

HELP FOR “SCREENAGERS” AND THEIR FAMILIES: FILM VIEWING MARCH 19

Posted February 8 at 3:01pm

We are watching our kids grow up in front of a screen, scrolling through life with ever faster thumbs. As parents, we find ourselves doing the same, and we begin to ask if the rewards outweigh what is being lost.

 

Like it or not, we are living in a new technological land. Our children’s attention spans are ever-shorter, contact with the natural world briefer, and social interactions one level removed from face-to-face. How do we begin to talk about this as families?

 

If you are experiencing friction and frustration about your child’s use of technology, you are not alone, and there is help.

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BIG NIGHT FOR MINISINK WRESTLING

Posted February 8 at 12:11pm

It was a special night all around for Minisink’s wrestling program, on Monday, Feb. 5. Senior Night celebrations honored the contributions of the Class of 2018 wrestlers to the Warrior team and Minisink athletics. Coach Scott Hendershot was honored for his 350th career win — Congratulations, Coach! The Warriors beat Valley Central 59-15, and the team celebrated Dom Vetrano for his 100th win — Congratulations, Dom!

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FIGHTING THE FLU WITH FACTS

Posted February 1 at 3:11pm

To help you and your family in this record-breaking flu season, we are sharing a Facts Sheet with tips to help prevent its spread.

The flu — also known as influenza — is a contagious illness that affects the nose, throat, lungs and other parts of the body and can spread quickly from one person to another, according to the New York State Department of Health (DOH). It can cause mild to severe illness and be fatal, especially for those age 65 and older. Across the United States, the flu causes about 12,000 to 56,000 deaths. About 90 percent of these deaths occur in people 65 years or older.

This season, there has been one influenza-associated pediatric death reported to the New York State DOH.

The district has also shared a Fact Sheet specifically designed for teachers and staff. 


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