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MVHS STAT TEAM PRESENTS AT BULLYING PREVENTION SUMMIT HOSTED BY CONGRESSMAN MALONEY

Posted April 27 at 2:03pm

On Saturday, April 26, STAT members and Mrs. Freeman were invited to participate in the Bullying Prevention Summit hosted by Congressman Maloney in Newburgh.  STAT impressed the entire audience with an energetic 20 minute overview of their program.  Then, STAT led a one hour break-out session for the other students attending the program. The MVHS STAT team works to prevent harassment and bullying in school and promote a positive climate in the school environment.  Pictured with Congressman Maloney and Mrs. Freeman are the following STAT members who participated in the summit: Anaya Cruz, Joseph Carey, Keenan Carney, Dani Clifford, Gabrielle Cook, Angela Decker, Griffin Deutsch, Anthony Ferdinandi, Jilliana Mallia.

ALISON DALTON AND AMANDA FITZPATRICK SIGN LETTER OF INTENT

Posted April 22 at 7:09am

Wednesday, April 15th was the National Letter of Intent (NLI) signing day and Minisink Valley is proud to recognize senior lacrosse players Alison Dalton and Amanda Fitzpatrick as they commit to Radford Univeristy and University of Bridgeport, respectively, to play NCAA women's lacrosse next season.  

Ali has been playing lacrosse at Minisink Valley for five years, with four of them at the varsity level.  Ali started her career on the defensive side of the field, playing impeccable defense.  Ali began training during the off-season as an attack player and last year posted 42 goals, 35 assists and countless ground balls.  This year she is a team captain and a great leader.  Ali has an amazing ability to read the defense and make the offense successful; whether she’s going to goal, passing or slowing down the opposing team’s transition.  

Amanda signed to play lacrosse for the University of Bridgeport, Purple Knights.  Amanda has been playing lacrosse on the high school level for four years, two at the varsity level.  Amanda is our starting midfielder and a team captain.  She has great ability at scooping the ground ball and finding her way out of the pack to start the team's offense.  Amanda shows natural leadership and helps to control the tempo on transition.  She has great speed and ability to keep up on both sides of the ball.  

(Pictured L-R: Asst Var. Lacrosse Coach-Mr. Vinny Napolitano, Asst. HS Principal-Mr. Dave Telgheder, Varsity Head Lacrosse Coach-Ms. Billie Hanlon, Ms. Claudia Fitzpatrick, Amanda Fitzpatrick & Alison Dalton, Ms. Ariana Dalton, Director of Athletics-Mr. Tim Bult)

JACOB ANDERSON PRESENTS AT SOARS CONFERENCE

Posted April 20 at 9:02am

Senior Jacob Anderson participated in the SUNY Orange Achievements in Research and Scholarship (SOARS) Conference on Saturday, March 14.  Jacob’s English 101 research paper, which focused on Frank Lloyd Wright’s contributions to the field of architecture, was reviewed and accepted by a faculty committee at SUNY Orange.  At the conference, Jacob was one of two area high school students to present college-level research.  Jacob’s participation was made possible through our school’s involvement in the Community College in the High School Program, which provides eligible students the opportunity to take SUNY Orange courses and earn college credit while in high school.  He is pictured here with his faculty mentor, English teacher Mrs. Rufino.

HANNAH SAUNDERS INSPIRES FASHION

Posted April 16 at 10:09am

Ms. Cricchio's Fashion Merchandising class had Hannah Saunders, a senior, speak about her future in fashion; Hannah will be attending the Fashion Institute of Technology this fall.  Hannah inspired the class with samples of her sketches, sewing and work experience in the industry. Hannah took the Fashion Merchandising course with Ms. Cricchio as a sophomore and added how it helped her build her portfolio for her future endeavors.  Hannah is pictured with some of her creations.  

STUDENTS ENJOY FRENCH CUISINE AT LE CHAMBORD

Posted April 16 at 10:02am

On Thursday, March 26, 2015, Mr. Gunn's upper level HS French students enjoyed a French cultural experience by dining at Le Chambord in Hopewell Junction, NY.  Mr. Gunn works to enhance student learning and develop student appreciation for French culture in a variety of ways.  We commend our students for their participation and commitment to learning about cultures throughout the world.

ABIGAIL BACHYRYCZ WINS STOP HATE ESSAY CONTEST

Posted April 9 at 5:21pm

Abigail Bachyrycz, a 10th grade student at MVHS, won the Stop the Hate essay contest sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County and the Human Rights Commission. She competed against other 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students in Orange County. 

The ORANGE COUNTY STOP HATE NOW contest was established to promote tolerance and understanding through education. This year’s essay uses the events of the Holocaust to explore issues of moral behavior and how these lessons are pertinent to our lives. According to Jewish tradition, “Whoever saves one life, it is as if he saved the entire world”. In a world of war and total ethical breakdown, a small number of individuals exhibited moral courage, determined to uphold human values. They stood in marked contrast to the world’s indifference and hostility to the Jewish people that prevailed before and during World War II.

The Minisink community applauds Abigail for her efforts to raise awareness and put an end to hate.

Click here to read Abigail's essay. 

HS BOOK CLUB CELEBRATES READ ALOUD AT OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY

Posted April 7 at 3:01pm

"The high school Book Club took a trip to Otisville Elementary School on Friday, March 27th to help the elementary students celebrate Otisville Read Aloud.

The high school students read some of their all time favorite children's books to students in K-5th grade.  Both the elementary students and the high school students had so much fun reading, laughing and enjoying these classic books together.

The high school students really enjoyed visiting the elementary school. For some of them, it was a chance to  revisit their old elementary school and teachers and  to remember all of the great memories from their own experience at Otisville Elementary.  They were excited to be back and be able to take on a leadership role and spend time reading with the elementary students.

It was a fun time for everyone!   The Book Club is looking forward to returning next year to spend time and read with the elementary students again!"

SPRING SPIRIT WEEK & PEP RALLY

Posted March 27 at 9:32am

Beginning on Monday April 6th, Minisink Valley High School will hold its first Spring Spirit Week.
Monday is Green and White Day
Tuesday is Twin Day
Wednesday is Decade Day
Thursday is Class Color Day
and Friday is Hawaiian Shirt Day
Classes will earn points for involvement each day, and in events at the first ever Spring Pep Rally which will be held on April 9th from 6:00 to 7:30.  Get ready to start a new tradition.
Go Warriors!

HAVE NO FEAR: RHETORIC IS HERE!

Posted March 19 at 1:37pm

On Friday, February 20th, students in Mr. Bond's and Mrs. Lalor's sophomore Honors English classes concluded their unit on rhetorical devices and sentence structure.  As a culminating project, the students worked in groups to solicit assistance from various superheroes.  Each group delivered an impassioned speech consisting of varied sentence types and persuasive techniques studied in the course including ethos, pathos, logos, anamnesis, anaphora, and antithesis.  The classes had the opportunity to use costumes, props, and of course, posters to campaign for the help of a specific superhero.  It was an engaging way for everyone to participate in an interactive assessment.

JROTC MARCHES IN GOSHEN PARADE

Posted March 19 at 9:36am

The students from the Minisink Valley High School (MVHS) JROTC Program participated in the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade held in Goshen on March 15, 2015. Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrating the death of the Patron Saint of Ireland. The MVHS students looked and conducted themselves in a professional manner and were recognized and praised for their conduct and spirit. Everyone had a great time and we are looking forward to participating again in the “warmer” years to come. Here is a famous toast in honor of St. Patrick’s Day: “May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out.”

Previously, on March, 14 2015, the Minisink Valley JROTC Battalion competed in the Newburgh Free Academy Drill Competition. More than 10 other JROTC Programs were there to compete with us. For the cadets, it was a great time to spend with one another, learning from other schools, and even getting to know cadets from other battalions. Lastly, the Warrior Battalion would like to thank all of the parents for their support in the JROTC program and cheering Minisink on at the latest competition.
c/Sgt Mitts contributor


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