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JRTOC HOSTS PARENT NIGHT OUT

Posted December 18 at 8:13am

On Friday, December 12th, the JROTC cadets held Parent’s Night Out, also known as PNO. This PNO was themed for Christmas; the perfect time for parents to buy presents for their children. In total, the cadets took care of 43 children between Kindergarten and Fifth Grade. Throughout the night, the kids participated in many Christmas games, such as Pin the Carrot on the Snowman, Christmas Limbo, and Present Races. Along with playing games, the kids did arts and crafts like making paper snowmen and making picture frames. To top the night off, the kids got the chance to take a picture with Santa himself. This Parent’s Night Out event was sponsored by the MVHS JROTC Parent Booster, and without their incredible support for the JROTC program, the event wouldn’t have been possible. The JROTC cadets had an amazing time with the kids, constantly laughing and having a blast together.

 By, C/ Pfc Mitts

 

 

MVHS ART STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN HUMAN RIGHTS EXHIBIT AT SUNY ORANGE

Posted November 24 at 1:12pm

All are invited to “An Artist’s Response to Human Rights” a celebration of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights”. The exhibition will be at SUNY Orange Hall Gallery, Middletown Campus.

Twenty art students from Mr.’ Lamb’s art three and five classes will represent the declarations of human rights in their works. The artists' will also include a written explanation of their Declaration inspired works. There will be a reception for the Artist’s on December 7, at 1 P.M-3P.M.. The exhibit will run from December 4-17 2014.

Pictured are Rebecca Biddle, Alexis Edwards, Shelby Golden and Joey Golieber.

JROTC CELEBRATES DINING IN WITH GUEST SPEAKER COLONEL BERNSTEIN

Posted November 24 at 1:05pm

On Thursday, November 20th, all JROTC cadets participated in a formal event called Dining In. The night began with the Color Guard posting the flags and the singing of the national anthem; beautifully sung by Jennifer Francois and Angie Sierra. The cadets were given the opportunity to hear the wise words from our honored guest Colonel Donald Bernstein, who was the Warrior Battalion’s former Senior Army Instructor for over 20 years. The night continued with many laughs, especially at Points of Orders. At this part of the night, any cadet could be called out on anything they had done wrong within JROTC and sentenced to drinking the Grog, a concoction of multiple different ingredients. Another laugh worthy part of the night was the Senior Roast. Here, all of the seniors leaving our program were “embarrassed” with pictures of themselves throughout their years within JROTC. Lastly, the night ended with the Top Three; Christopher Zayas, Tyler Van Buren, and Nicholas Lorenzo cutting the cake with their legendary sabers. Thursday was a night to remember for all JROTC cadets, especially for the new cadets entering the program and for the senior cadets who will be leaving us. We are looking forward to the Military Ball in the spring.

CROSS CCOUNTRY RUNNER KEVIN VINOLAS COMPETES AT FEDERATIONS

Posted November 18 at 3:48pm

Kevin Vinolas became the first Minisink Cross Country runner in over a decade to qualify for the Federations Meet by finishing 37th in the Class A New York State Championships, on November 8th at the State meet held at SUNY Canton.  Kevin completed the 5k on a muddy course in a time of 16:44.  Kevin followed that up with a 62nd place finish out of 257 runners at Federations on November 15th.  Congratulations to Kevin and the Vinolas family.  Pictured with Kevin are coaches Mr. Edward Sucich and Mr. Joseph D'Antono.  

JROTC HONORS VETS WITH FLAGS AT GOSHEN CEMETARY

Posted November 12 at 3:57pm

Veteran’s Day, a day when millions of citizens across the United States take a day to come together and celebrate the lives of those who have served our country. Yet, this year, the JROTC cadets are celebrating Veteran’s Day a little early. On Friday November 7, 2014,  a group of cadets left school early to participate in an annual ceremony at the Goshen Cemetery. Their job was simple:  take a flag and put it in the ground next to each service member’s grave. Yet, this task isn’t as simple as it seems. As each soldier deserves the utmost respect, every team of cadets would stand by the soldier’s grave and proudly state the veteran’s name and position within their military branch. Then the two cadet team would carefully put the flag in the ground and salute in respect of the deceased hero. The JROTC cadets are filled with pride and gratitude towards the heroes who have spent their lives protecting our country. The JROTC cadets thank all of our Veteran’s as well as those who do everything they can to support and honor them.

VETERANS' APPRECIATION DINNER SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 14TH

Posted November 10 at 9:31am

The Minisink Valley High School National Honor Society invites all local veterans, spouses, active military members and spouses of active military members to an appreciation dinner on Friday, November 14. The Posting of the Colors will be at 6pm, followed by music performed by members of our high school band and a pasta dinner.  The event will conclude around 7:30pm with the playing of TAPS.  For further information, call the high school main office at 355-5193.  This event is free for all veterans and active service members and one guest.  Additional guests are welcome for a donation of $5.00.

COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID NIGHT

Posted November 10 at 8:55am

College Financial Aid Night will be Tuesday November 18th from 7:00-8:30 PM in the High School Auditorium.  All students and parents are welcome to attend this information session on applying for college financial aid.

MVHS DRAMA PRESENTS MARK TWAIN'S, IS HE DEAD?

Posted November 3 at 8:10pm

The MVHS Drama Club presents IS HE DEAD? a comedy by American Humorist Mark Twain. The play is a fictional account of real French painter Jean Francois Millet who fakes his own death in order to achieve fame as an artist.  A disguise, romance, and high confusion will provide an evening filled with hearty laughter.

 

Come join an evening of live theater on November 6, 7, 8 @ 7:00PM.  The performance will be held in the MVHS Auditorium.  Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here. 

JROTC PARTICIPATES IN LEADERSHIP COURSE AT WEST POINT

Posted November 3 at 2:38pm

On 17 October the JROTC students participated in the Leadership Reactionary Course (LRC) at West Point New York Military Academy. The cadets were put in teams of five to six and had to negotiate the different obstacles. For each obstacle the teams had to get all equipment and team members across these extremely challenging obstacles within a 15 minute period of time for each one. Every obstacle had one team leader that gave all the instructions. Each station (obstacle) had a different member of the team as the leader. The day concluded with an obstacle challenge between the Raiders and JROTC Senior. The Raiders put up an impressive time but it was no match for the seniors as they showed their Warrior Spirit in victory. Everyone had a great time and they are looking forward to doing it again next year. Go Warriors!

YEARBOOKS ON SALE IN SCHOOL THIS WEEK

Posted October 27 at 8:15am

Students can order a yearbook before or after school from October 27th through 31st outside the cafeteria. $30 cash or check made out to MVHS yearbook.  $37 for name stamping on the book. This is the only time yearbooks will be sold in school. All other orders can be placed at www.yearbookforever.com contact Mrs. Hoolan, KHoolan@minisink.com with any questions.


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