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MINISINK VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

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

JANUARY TESTING AT MVHS

Posted January 23 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.

EARLY DISMISSAL DUE TO WEATHER ADVISORY

Posted January 23 at 9:53am

Due to the impending storm, Minisink Valley schools are on an early dismissal schedule, as follows:

  • All K-5 (Elementary Schools & Intermediate School): 2:25 p.m.
  • Middle School: 1:00 p.m. 
  • High School: 1:15 p.m.

All after-school and evening activities have been canceled. 

CONGRATULATIONS BOYS VARSITY SWIMMING & DIVING

Posted January 19 at 9:00am

Minisink's Boys Varsity Swimming and Diving Team finished its regular season with a 13-1 record, beating John S. Burke and Highland in a double dual meet. This year's group of seniors finish their careers with an impressive 55-1 record in dual meets.

This past weekend, the team won the Washingtonville Wizard Annual Invitational, beating 10 other teams. The 2nd-place team finished 152 points behind the mighty Warriors!

Congratulations to our swimmers and divers, head coach Brian Golden, and dive coach Gillian Sutera.

TIMES HERALD RECORD: Minisink's brotherhood of swimmers and divers

 

LET'S HEAR IT FOR MINISINK'S CHEERLEADERS!

Posted January 19 at 8:59am

From southwestern Connecticut to the Delaware Valley, Minisink Valley High School Junior Varsity and Varsity Cheerleaders were in mighty form this past weekend. 

 

Both teams placed second at the Danbury Hatter Fest competition on Saturday, and the Varsity team was awarded "Best Pyramid." In Delaware Valley on Sunday, both teams placed first and the Varsity team was awarded "Grand Champs!" 

 

Warrior spirit rang loud and proud from the stands, too! Team members and coach Patti Archiere thank everyone who came out to cheer them on. 

ANNUAL PANCAKE DAY THIS SATURDAY, JAN. 21, TWO SEATINGS

Posted January 18 at 2:26pm

Student members of Minisink Valley High School Key Club are readying their aprons to help Minisink Kiwanis serve up another Annual Pancake Day in the school’s cafeteria, on Saturday, Jan. 21. On the menu are the best pancakes you'll eat all year, eggs (any style), homemade applesauce, a secret-recipe sausage to write home about, local maple syrup, and cold and hot drinks.  


Two Servings:
11:30 A.M. to 2 P.M. & 5 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
Tickets: $8 for adults & $5 for children under 10

 

To purchase advance tickets, ask a Kiwanis member, contact Minisink Valley Kiwanis Club on its Facebook page, or email MinisinkValleyKiwanis@gmail.com. The Annual Pancake Day is the Kiwanis Club's largest scholarship fundraiser for Minisink Valley's graduating seniors. In 2016, 21 graduates received $1,000 scholarships.

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. 

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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!


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