MINISINK VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

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

NEW YORK STATE FIELD TESTING

Posted May 14 at 2:54pm

The New York State Education Department has required that the Minisink Valley High School administer Field Tests in Common Core Algebra I and Common Core English Text-Based Writing this Spring.

The Field Test in Common Core Algebra I will be administered to all of our students preparing to take the Regents Exam in Common Core Algebra I this June.  This is a 40 minute exam and will be administered during regular class time on Monday May 18, 2015.

The Common Core English Text-Based Writing Field Test will be administered to all of our 11th grade students. This is a two hour exam and will be administered periods 1, 2 and 3 on Tuesday May 19, 2015.

ACCOUNTING STUDENTS VISIT ERNST & YOUNG

Posted May 13 at 3:32pm

Trip made possible by Minisink alumni Kelly Dolson. Click on the title for more information and a picture of the members of the accounting class at Ernst & Young.

MRS. HOOPER SHAVES HEAD AS CLASS SURPASSES RELAY FOR LIFE GOAL

Posted May 13 at 7:42am

English teacher, Mrs. Hooper, challenged her Period 3 students to raise $1500 in this year’s Relay for Life fundraiser for the MVHS Chorus Walk with Caitlin, Fly with Juliette team. As part of the challenge, Mrs. Hooper promised to shave her head as a reward for the students’ efforts. The students not only met the challenge, but exceeded it by raising $1726. The students appreciate the help they received from their families, friends, faculty, staff and administration in reaching their goal. Congratulations on a job well done.

JROTC CADETS VISIT WHITE HOUSE DURING EXCITING TRIP TO WASHINGTON DC

Posted May 12 at 10:19am

This past weekend the JROTC Program visited Washington D.C. Around twenty five cadets, chaperones, and instructor’s made the five hour trek to the nation’s capital. Everyone had a great time and got to tour the White House, Capital, Pentagon, Air and Space Museum, National Achieves (where the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, US Constitution, and other important documents are on display), Union Station, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Memorial, Vietnam Wall, Korean and Women’s Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, World War I & II Memorials, Arlington National Cemetery (where we saw the eternal flame, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the changing of the guard), and many other sites. We accumulated over 15 miles of walking during our stay and looked forward to our lodging facilities on Joint Base Myer’s-Henderson. The cadets cannot wait for next year’s trip to historic Boston.

 

 

ART AND FASHION CLASSES VISIT THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Posted May 11 at 3:06pm

Students from Ms. Cricchio's Fashion Merchandising class and Mrs. McElroy's Art 4 class visited the FIT Museum in NYC. The class viewed collections from the 1970's with work from Halston and Yves Saint Laurent.  A wonderful learning experience for all!

ART CLASSES CAPTURE CHILDS PARK BEAUTY

Posted May 6 at 10:16am

Students from Mrs. Hoolan's Advanced Photography and Mr. Lombardo's Studio Art classes enjoyed a field trip to George Childs Park in Dingmans Ferry, PA to photograph and draw the beautiful scenes and waterfalls. The day was incredibly inspirational and productive. The photography students used black and white film and digital cameras to capture the scenery.  Many students experimented with shutter speed to blur the action of the falling water as seen here.  Photo credit to senior Taina Cortez.

SPANISH 5 CLASS ENJOYS CULTURAL TRIP

Posted May 4 at 12:55pm

On Wednesday the High School College Spanish 5 class went on a field trip to "Cancun Inn Restaurant" in Sugarloaf, NY.  Mrs. Abate's students had the opportunity to be immersed in the culture by speaking only in Spanish and enjoying the Mexican food.  The highlight of the day was some dancing lessons to Merengue and Bachata!  The students had an overall fabulous cultural experience.  HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO from Mrs. Abate & her College Spanish 5 students!

STUDENTS HONORED AT HUMANITIES BRUNCH

Posted May 1 at 2:06pm

Hannah Saunders and Thomas Hulle were honored at a humanities award ceremony which recognized the top music and art students in Orange County. 
Hannah Saunders will be attending the Fashion Institute of Technology this fall in New York, NY. She plans on majoring in Fashion Design and aspires to be Valedictorian when she completes her Bachelors of Fine Arts.  Hannah is currently the treasurer of the K-9 Frenzy 4H Club, head mentor of the National Honor Society, and Vice President of Art Club. During her four years in high school, Hannah participated in softball and cross country as well as Philosophy Club and a pre-college class at the Fashion Institute.
Thomas Hulle will be attending The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York with a major in Music Industry. Thomas is one of the Drum Majors for the Minisink Band Program and leader of the French Horn sections in both Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble.  He is also a member of the Chamber Choir and plays French Horn in the Pit Orchestra for the Drama Club. Throughout High School, Thomas has performed in four All-County events and participated in the NYSSMA Solos festival every year earning spots in two Area-All State performing groups.  Also present at the ceremony were Principal Mr. Hauck and Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources. Mr. Gillespie.  

SCHOLAR ATHLETES HONORED

Posted April 29 at 3:06pm

Congratulations to Minisink Valley student-athletes Alyssa Merante and Christopher DeAngelis as they have recently been selected as the district's 2015 OCIAA Scholar-Athlete awards recipients. Chris and Alyssa joined 2 student representative from each of the 28 Orange County Interscholastic Athletic League member schools on April 23rd at Kuhl's Highland House in Middletown for the annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Breakfast. Alyssa is a senior who maintains a GPA of 97.4 and a class ranking of 17 while participating with our varsity girls' tennis team.  She plans to attend Manhattan College in the fall and major in Biology.  Chris is a senior with a GPA of 99.35 and he is currently ranked 9th in the senior class. He is a member of our swimming and baseball teams and plans to attend Binghamton University and also plans to study Biology this fall.   Congratulations to both Alyssa and Chris for their academic and athletic success this school year.  Pictured is Mr. Jack Latini, Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Ken Hauck, HS Principal, Mr. John DeAngelis, Mrs. Dorothy DeAngelis, Christopher DeAngelis, Alyssa Merante, Mrs. Debora Merante, Mr. Brian Rosenberger, HS Guidance Counselor, Mr. Tim Bult, Director of Health, Phys. Ed. & Athletics.

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.


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