MINISINK VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

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

JANUARY 2015 REGENT WEEK EXAM SCHEDULE (Update 1/27/2015)

Posted January 27 at 11:29am

The inclement weather from Monday and Tuesday has forced a change in the January 2015 exam schedule.  To provide students with an opportunity to take their state and local exams, MVHS is implementing an updated exam schedule.  Please review the exam schedule updated on 1/27/15 (click here for exam schedule) and be reminded that the transportation schedule will remain effect for these exams.  A final note: Mid-term exams from Monday (1/26/15) afternoon and all day Tuesday (1/27/15) will be administered in regularly scheduled classes on February 2-4, 2015.

GENE BRIGHAM WRESTING TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE CHANGE

Posted January 23 at 1:53pm

The Gene Brigham Wrestling Tournament, originally scheduled for Saturday, January 24 has been rescheduled to Sunday, January 25 at 9:30AM in the Middle School.

MVHS WRESTLING TEAM RANKED 36th NATIONALLY

Posted January 20 at 12:00am

The Minisink Valley High School wresting team has earned top honors in New York State.  The team currently has a 24-0 record and is ranked 36th in the nation.  Congratulations to the wrestling team and captains Gerard Daly, Chris Truglio, Mike Raccioppi, Deonte Moore, Nick Wentland for an outstanding season.  Kudos to Coaches Kevin Gallagher, Scott Hendershot, and Jeremiah Biddle who are MVHS wrestling team alumni. 

Artistic Creations using Mathematical Functions

Posted January 16 at 10:39am

The students in Mrs. Papa's Algebra 1 classes used the online graphing program Desmos to explore mathematical functions in a creative way. The students were given the general form for the equations of a line, parabola and circle. On their own, they explored function transformations and learned how changing the numbers in the equation effected the shape and position of the graphs. To create these pictures the students had to restrict the domain and the range, as well as create inequalities for the shaded areas. Many of the students went above and beyond by exploring and incorporating trigonometric and inverse functions (Algebra 2 concepts). These pictures are just a few of the wonderful pieces of mathematical art that the students created. They all did a fantastic job and had fun learning!!!  Click Here to view some of the top images.

SENIOR BALL TICKETS

Posted January 15 at 2:50pm

The 2015 Senior Class Ball will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 7pm-11pm at the Hunt's Landing at the Best Western, Matamoras, PA.  Tickets are $50 per person: cash or money order only.  All students MUST have a permission slip form signed & completely filled out  by their parent/ guardian when purchasing tickets. No tickets will be sold to a student without a signed form.  Students are reminded that attendance and disciplinary requirements apply.  Forms will be available for pickup in the guidance and main office. Tickets go on sale Feb 17-20, 2015 for $50 per person which includes photos.

You can ONLY purchase your tickets before school starts from 7am-7:30am and then after school 2:30-3pm in the cafeteria.  You may contact the main office or guidance office for further information or assistance at 355-5193 or 355-5161.

JANUARY TESTING INFORMATION

Posted January 13 at 8:31am

The January testing schedule has been updated to reflect changes resulting from the snow day on January 12th.  Click Here for important information regarding January 2015 exams.  

PERCUSSIONISTS SELECTED AS ALL-STATE ALTERNATES

Posted January 13 at 7:58am

Congratulations to High School percussionists Brandon Ferrier and Reinier Potgieter.  Brandon and Reinier were both chosen as alternates for the New York State School Music  Association (NYSSMA) Conference  All-State Jazz Ensemble on drum set.  The two musicians were chosen based on their superior solo performances on jazz drum set last spring at the annual NYSSMA Solo Festival.  Brandon and Reinier both received scores of 100 on their performance.  In addition, Brandon Ferrier was selected as an alternate in the NYSSMA Conference All-State Band based on his outstanding performance at NYSSMA on snare drum.  Brandon received a score of 100 on his snare drum performance.   We are proud of both Brandon and Reinier for their incredible accomplishments in music.

WARRIORS ENJOYING OUTSTANDING WINTER ATHLETIC SEASON

Posted January 8 at 2:50pm

Our student athletes and their coaches are off to a strong start.

  • The wrestling team (Head Coach Kevin Gallagher) is undefeated, with a 23-0 record, and is currently ranked as the #1 team in New York State.
  • The girls' basketball program (Coach Bruce Guyette) placed 2nd in the Goshen Tip-Off Tournament and at the O'Neill Holiday Tournament last month.
  • The boys' hoopsters (Coach Dave Osczepinski) currently have a record of 4-1 and are looking to return to the Sectional 9 Championship Tournament next month. 
  • The indoor track teams (Coaches Joe D'Antono-Boys & Sam Garnette-Girls) broke a Minisink Valley school record (distance medley relay team) at the Marine Corps Holiday Classic (Invitational Meet) at the Armory Track & Field Center in NYC last month. 
  • The competition cheerleading team (Coach Patti Archiere) has once again qualified for the National Championships in Florida in March and will host their annual competition this Saturday (1/10) at the high school. 
  • Finally, the boys' swimming/diving team (Coaches Brian Golden & Gillian Sutera) is undefeated (with a 7-0 record) and has a strong chance of repeating as the OCIAA League champion this season.

Thank you to all of the families, teachers and coaches for all of your support in working with our student-athletes.  This success is shared with each of you.    

STUDENTS SHARE THEIR TALENTS WITH THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Posted January 7 at 2:05pm

Over the winter recess, Minisink Valley High School students Jaclyn Doherty and Devin Sweeney worked together to enhance the hallways of the Middle School by painting a mural in the music wing.  These students, both members of the Minisink Valley Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS), have demonstrated excellence in character, scholarship, leadership and service during their high school career.  As a requirement, each member of the NHS has the responsibility for choosing and participating in a community service project that reflects his or her particular talents and interests. We thank Jaclyn and Devin for dedicating their service and giving back to the Middle School by sharing their artistic flair.

JROTC 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.


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