MINISINK VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

PO Box 217 Route 6, Slate Hill, NY 10973 (845)355-5200 / fax (845)355-5205

IMPORTANT GERTRUDE HAWK FUNDRAISER INFORMATION!!!!!

Posted January 30 at 1:55pm

The Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser sponsored by the MVMS Student Government will run from February 2, 2015 until February 27th.  Orders can not be submitted after that date, since candy orders are expected to be delivered before Spring Break.  Remember, all purchases help the Student Government fund student-oriented programs.  Order forms will be distributed in ELA classes.  Thank you!

NO NAME CALLING WEEK - ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Posted January 26 at 11:16am

The Middle School celebrated No Name-Calling Week from January 19th through the 23rd.   The theme for the week was the power of kindness and how one person can make a difference.  Students took the opportunity to write a brief description of how another student, teacher or staff member made a difference in their lives.The middle school took the opportunity to recognize and acknowledge the following individuals who stood out: Audrey Venter, Jessica Rivera, Kiera Janes, Julia Dewhurst, Rorey Hamilton, Taylor Fournier, Keegan Beamish, Nolan Carver, Megan Odland, Mrs. Corletta, Ms. Beairsto, Ms. Cantoli, Ms. Powell, and Mr. Maine.


As a token of appreciation for their efforts in making Minisink Valley a kinder, safer place for everyone to learn these students received a certificate and a water bottle with the following saying:

 


A man on the beach where thousands of starfish lay dying in the sun saw a girl tossing them into the sea, one by one.

“Why bother?” he asked.

“You won’t make much of a difference.”

Tossing yet another starfish into the sea,

the girl said

“I made a difference to that one.”

Each student also received a window static cling with the slogan - One Person Can Make a Difference.

Thank you to each and every student and staff member who continue to make a positive difference in the lives of others.  Also, a special "Thank You" to Mrs. Semco for her efforts in coordinating No-Name Calling Week at the Minisink Valley Middle School and delivering this beautiful message to our students.

MR. HOFFMAN'S SCIENCE CLASS SELECTED FOR WEATHER WATCHER NETWORK AND CHANNEL 2 WEATHER TEAM

Posted January 24 at 9:08am

Mr. Hoffman's Science class was recently selected to be part of The Weather Watcher Network and the Channel 2 Weather Team.  By sharing their observations, photos, and storm reports from the classroom, they help report on weather conditions in our area.  This exclusive information will be used in every Channel 2 forecast and shared on CBSNewYork.com


You can also check on line to see current weather conditions at the Middle School by going to the Weather Underground - Weather Station ID: KNYSLATE2

 

Thank you to the Minisink Valley Middle School PTO for making the purchase of the weather station equipment possible.  Thank you to Mr. Hoffman and his science classes to for putting Minisink Valley Weather on the map!  Feel free to click on the above underlined links and save them to your favorites.

CHANGES TO MINISINK VALLEY LUNCH SERVICES DAILY EXPENDITURE LIMIT

Posted January 20 at 8:57am

On Friday, January 16, a letter was sent home with students regarding the changes to the Minisink Valley School Lunch Program.  Essentially, there will no longer be a daily limit as to what students can spend.   However, parents and caregivers do have the ability to monitor their children's account as well as to set spending restrictions.   Click here to view the informational letter which was sent home detailing the change.  You may also visit the Lunch Services tab on the district website for more information related to the School Lunch Program. 

MV MIDDLE SCHOOL GETS A FACELIFT

Posted January 8 at 12:00am

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.

NEED A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION?- KEEP IT POSITIVE

Posted December 31 at 11:08am

The Minisink Valley Middle School PBIS Program, also known as MV3, is in its third year and strives to "Keep it Positive".  The programs and initiatives created by the PBIS program help promote and foster a positive and happy school climate.  You will see many posters and our "Smiley Face" logo on the walls as you tour the building.  Perhaps your son or daughter has won an MV3 award or has been the recipient of an attendance award, both which are MV3 initiatives.  To view other initiatives and for more information about this positive supports system we encourage you to visit the MV3-PBIS homepage located at the left of the page.

SUNSHINE CHORUS SPREADS CHEER AT SENIOR LIVING CENTER

Posted December 19 at 7:46am

More than 40 Minisink Valley Middle School Chorus students performed at the Promenade Senior Center in Middletown on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Under the direction of chorus director, Mr. Dan Bradley, the students sang Hanukkah and Christmas songs for almost an hour. Thank you to these chorus students for spreading holiday cheer and brightening the day for the residents with the joy of music.

HOLIDAY CARDS FOR SOLDIERS

Posted December 17 at 3:45pm

For the third year, MVCSD schools have participated in the Cards and Letters for Soldiers campaign.  Students from Otisville Elementary and Minisink Elementary created more than 300 unique handwritten cards and letters for our soldiers.  These efforts were led by Art teacher Mrs. Welsh and Music teacher Mr. Loretto.  The Intermediate School, Middle School, and High School have plans to continue this initial effort.  

Thank you to all of the teachers and students who participated in this worthy project.  Mrs. Becky Olah and the American Legion Kids’ Club labeled and packaged the cards.  The American Legion Auxiliary of George Smith Post 1607 from Unionville, NY provided the postage. Thank you.

The Minisink Valley school community offers sincere gratitude and warm holiday wishes to the men and women who are serving in the Armed Forces.

MRS. JOHNSON'S 8TH GRADE SCIENCE CLASSES MAKE THEIR OWN FRAGRANCES

Posted December 15 at 5:20pm

On Friday, December 12, the Vice President of Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Mr. Norman Appel, visited Mrs. Johnson’s 8th Grade Science Classes.  His presentation taught the students the difference between solutions and mixtures and allowed students to experience what it is like to work in a lab as a chemist.  The students had an opportunity to ask questions about being a chemist, why he chose this career, and various other questions related to the topic. Students were provided with an explanation of how a fragrance is composed and also had the opportunity to make their own fragrance.  A wonderful learning experience was had by everyone that participated.  Click here to view more pictures.

MINISINK VALLEY MATH TEAM IS VICTORIOUS

Posted December 12 at 3:13pm

On Thursday, December 11, the Minisink Valley Jr. Math Team (A Team) remained victorious by defeating the seven best teams from all four sections at The Finals. Congratulations to the following team members on their outstanding season:  Victoria Burger and Kevin Feng from the Middle School and James Drake, Lanny Ferdinandsen, Corinne Grainger, Dylan Moyse, and Zoey Paduch from the High School.  Also, congratulations to Coach Dave Hamilton on a wonderful season.


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