MINISINK VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

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MICHAEL GIARDINA APPOINTED ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR HUMAN RESOURCES

Posted July 28 at 3:31pm

Michael Giardina, who has served for over 9 years as principal of Minisink Valley Middle School, has been named the district’s Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources. He will begin in the new position on August 1.

 

The Minisink Valley Central School District Board of Education and administrators are pleased and excited to have Mr. Giardina as part of the administrative team at the central office. He will bring to the position the same outstanding qualities that made him an effective and successful building administrator to the Minisink Valley Middle School. 

 

A search is underway to appoint another strong leader for the middle school. In the interim, the Board of Education has appointed Assistant Principal Michael Larsen to serve as the Acting Middle School Principal, also effective August 1.

  

Mr. Larsen, along with Assistant Principal Mr. Stephen Caldwell and the middle school’s Main Office staff, will work throughout August to ensure a smooth opening to the school year for students and faculty.

HIGH SCHOOL PTO COLOR RUN

Posted July 26 at 12:58pm

The Minisink Valley PTO is hosting a Fall Color Run on Sunday, October 2nd at 7:30am.  All are encouraged to support Minisink Valley Students while enjoying a great, healthy experience.   Please click here for more information or to register. 

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2016!

Posted July 1 at 11:28am

On the evening of Friday, June 24, the MVHS Class of 2016 welcomed family and friends to celebrate the Annual Commencement Exercises at the John Bell Athletic Field.

 

School pride, praise, reflection and encouragement were expressed throughout the ceremony. Superintendent Brian Monahan and Principal Kenneth Hauck acknowledged the remarkable accomplishments of the Class of 2016 and affirmed their confidence in the graduates’ preparedness to succeed in their next steps. Student speakers challenged their peers to go beyond aspirations of personal success and give of themselves to make a contribution to the world.

 

Congratulations, graduates of the Class of 2016 — may you continue to grow, thrive and inspire into the future.   


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CLASS OF 2016 BACCALAUREATE EXERCISES

Posted June 23 at 3:39pm

The Class of 2016 Baccalaureate Exercises on June 20 delivered a generous mix of the solemn, the inspirational, and the playful.

 

The JROTC Colorguard opened the ceremonies to the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance,” and Principal Kenneth Hauck led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Directed by music and choral teacher Victor Izzo III, the Chamber Choir entertained with Chicago’s “Baby What a Big Surprise,” and the Senior Ensemble kicked it up with an animated rendition of Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out.” 

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NYSPHSAA RECOGNIZES 21 MINSINK VARSITY TEAMS WITH SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARDS

Posted June 20 at 2:22pm

During the 2015-2016 academic year, 21 of 23 Minisink Valley High School varsity teams were recognized as state scholar-athlete teams, balancing their hard work commitment to their sport with a high level of academic achievement.  Among those recognized were the girls track and field team, which had the highest composite GPA of all awarded Minisink teams with 96.2.

 

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA), the governing body for interscholastic athletics in New York state, recognizes academic achievement through its Scholar Athlete Team Award Program. Varsity teams must have a cumulative GPA of 90 or above to earn the NYSPHSAA recognition.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2015-16 ACADEMIC AWARD RECIPIENTS

Posted June 16 at 3:39pm

Minisink Valley High School 2015-16 Academic Awards Night took place on June 7 in the Arthur Andrews Auditorium. Families, district officials, faculty, and representatives from the organizations dispensing the awards and scholarships, all came together to celebrate the students’ commitment to learning and academic achievement. 


Congratulations to all award recipients, and many thanks to the award donors!


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CHORUS STUDENT BRINGS INSPIRATION TO UNEXPECTED PLACE

Posted June 16 at 10:22am

Like most closet-like space, the storage room in the high school music suite has been seen as merely utilitarian – until chorus member Rebecca Biddle took another look at it.

 

Inspired by the June 12 Relay for Life event to support cancer research and individuals and families affected by cancer, Rebecca saw an opportunity to bring energy and meaning to the walls of the storage room. 

 

Putting her artistic talent to work, she combined the chorus logo with the theme imprinted on t-shirts used for the Relay for Life event and painted a mural that is sure to add light and hope to an otherwise unremarkable space. 

 

Thank you, Rebecca! 

 

 

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HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER CHOIR AND SCHOOL COMMUNITY RAISE FUNDS FOR "RELAY FOR LIFE"

Posted June 15 at 4:52pm

The High School Chamber Choir participated in a luminary ceremony held during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life at Goshen High School on June 12. Joined by several alumni members, the chorus performed “In Remembrance” and “Sun and Moon" adding a special touch to this very moving ceremony.

 

Relay for Life raises funds for cancer research and to assist individuals battling cancer.  The Chamber Choir sponsored a team – Walk with Caitlin, Fly with Juliette – in memory of Caitlin Hammaren, a 2005 graduate, and Juliette Lia, a 2008 graduate. Counting over 170 participants, and together with the larger school community, the team raised over $14,000 towards this worthy cause. 

 

A special thank you to team captains Madeline Guyette, Rebecca Biddle, and all the parents who attended and supported the event.

JUNE 2016 REGENTS TESTING, TRANSPORTATION AND DRIVING INFORMATION

Posted June 14 at 8:57am

Click here for information regarding regents testing and transportation.  Additionally, please be advised that we will be allowing underclassmen with valid drivers licenses to park on the Minisink campus during the following Regents testing days (June 15 - June 22, 2016).  Students who choose to drive must park in the designated student parking lots (tennis court lot and the upper lot), student are not permitted to park in the faculty lots.  This is a temporary privilege for underclassmen and will not apply to driving privileges during the school year, as we only allow seniors to park on campus do to limiting parking spots.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2016 VALEDICTORIAN, SALUTATORIAN

Posted June 8 at 4:11pm

Minisink Valley High School is proud to announce its 2016 Valedictorian, Morgan Ratynski, and Salutatorian, Julia Cirillo. 

 

“On behalf of the Minisink Valley school community, we want to congratulate these young women for their outstanding accomplishments and leadership,” said MVHS Principal Kenneth Hauck. “They continuously challenged themselves, pushed their limits, and gave of themselves to their community to reach this milestone. We celebrate their success with their families and friends, and we are confident they will go on to change the world and to make us proud.”

 

Valedictorian Morgan Ratynski will be attending the University of Delaware, Newark, DE. She is yet to declare a major but is interested in journalism. She hopes to study abroad and plans to go on to graduate school. 

 

Morgan is currently the vice president of the Key Club, secretary of the National Honor Society, secretary of the Book Club, Junior Leader of the Drama Club’s House Crew, and an active member of the Future Business Leaders of America. Since her freshman year, she has also worked as a volunteer with developmentally disabled adults in the ROOTS program. Morgan enjoys working at Studio Ayo Fitness Center, spending time with her family and friends, and volunteering whenever possible to give back to her community.

 

Morgan is the daughter of Deborah and Kevin Ratynski.

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