MINISINK VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

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

HALLOWEEN AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Posted October 31 at 11:17am

Halloween at the middle school was a great success! The students and teachers had fun dressing up! Many of our staff members dressed up this year as Human Scrabble Pieces and others dressed up in other creative costumes.  Students dressed up as well and enjoyed seeing the Middle School staff partake in the Halloween festivities!  We wish all the students a happy and, more importantly, SAFE Halloween.

For more pictures click here.

 

 

MS Teachers Using Google Classroom

Posted October 29 at 1:09pm

Mr. Rickard and Mr. Hoffman are currently piloting Google Classroom in the Middle School.  Mr. Rickard uses Classroom to improve student organization, enhance communication, and save time. To organize students he posts assignments, videos, and links all in one place (The Stream). Parents and students can keep track of when and what assignments are due. Google Classroom also enhances communication by allowing me to post announcements such as upcoming quizzes and tests. It also allows me to communicate to parents and students additional resources to help them at home. Students are allowed to respond to Mr. Rickard or other students that have commented so he can see who is having a difficult time with the assignment. It also saves time by allowing students to submit assignments paperlessly. He can edit and share back with them corrections or I can grade and turn back to students.

 

Mr. Hoffman has attended several conferences over the year and now is piloting Google Classroom with his 1st Period Science class.  Mr. Hoffman uses Classroom to create and collect assignments paperlessly, including time-saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google Document for each student. It also creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student to help keep everyone organized. Students can keep track of what’s due on the Assignments page and begin working with just a click. Mr. Hoffman can quickly see who has or hasn't completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback and grades right in Classroom.  Mr. Hoffman has been utilizing Google Classroom with his 1st period class all week.  Pictures of his class using Google Classroom can be seen below.

 

3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY

Posted October 27 at 3:35pm

The Minisink Valley Middle School Technology Department has been busy developing a 3D printing curriculum.  3D printing is a common technology used in industry to produce prototypes rapidly by utilizing ABS extruded plastic.  The technology department currently has eight 3D printers available for student usage.  Students have been using computers and 3D printer technology to design and manufacture parts for their class projects, as well as cell phone cases and other small plastic objects (functional nuts and bolts) .  To view pictures click here and for more information check out the technology website at www.minisink.com/~rbudd

GERTRUDE HAWK FUNDRAISER HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28!!!

Posted October 22 at 6:48am

 

 


The Middle School Gertrude Hawk fundraiser has been extended to Tuesday, October 28.  This fundraiser helps the PTO to support field day, various assemblies, 8th grade t-shirts, teacher mini grants and positive promotions throughout the school year.  Please help support our Middle School.  If you prefer to order online, go to the Gertrude Hawk (click here) website and our group number is 713873.

SCHOOL PICTURES

Posted October 21 at 8:48am

School picture packages have been distributed today, Tuesday, October 21, 2014.  Please remember that picture retakes will be held on Thursday, November 6th.  If you plan to have picture retakes, your child must bring in the original package to the photographer on that day.  Also, if your son or daughter was absent during picture day, they can still have their photos taken and order a package.  For any questions or more information related to your child’s pictures, please contact Lors Photography at (908) 964-3040 or visit them at www.lorsstudio.com

YEARBOOKS GO ON SALE! GET YOUR EARLY BIRD PRICING NOW!

Posted October 16 at 6:38am

Order forms for the MVMS 2014-15 Yearbook were sent home on Friday, October 10th with students.  The special early bird price is $23 and this price will last until 10/31/14.  Credit card orders can be placed online by clicking here.
Cash or check orders should be returned to the Middle School Main Office care of Mrs. DeVito or Mrs. Hamilton, but hurry!  Prices go up on November 1st

To download a copy of the order form, or for more information regarding yearbook pricing, recognition/business ads, and 8th grade baby photos please click on the “Yearbook” tab located on the left side of this page.  For a view of the front cover, click here.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE ONLINE SIGN-UP!

Posted October 10 at 6:39pm

Parent Teacher Conference days are just around the corner at Minisink Valley Middle School.  Sign up will occur on our School Appointments webpage from October 14 through November 7th.  This year, we are offering four dates to accommodate your schedule.  As dates and times are limited, please understand you will not be able to see all of your child’s teachers.  The following dates will be used for conferences:

Wednesday

Nov. 19, 2014 

6:00pm-8:00pm

Friday,

Nov. 21, 2014 

12:00pm-2:00pm

Wednesday,

Nov. 26, 2014 

8:00am-11:00am

Friday,

Dec. 5, 2014 

12:00pm-2:00pm

This year, appointments for parent teacher conferences will be done online by clicking here!  A brief overview and tutorial for the website can be accessed by clicking here!

MRS. RINGANESE'S SCIENCE CLASSES GAIN AN APPRECIATION FOR NATURE AND ECOLOGY

Posted October 6 at 6:44am

Just like the first 19th century scientist adventurers Darwin and Audubon, Minisink Valley seventh grade students explored the nearby fields and forests. They collected natural items, identified them with labels and created a collection to learn more about the world around them. This was not only an educational endeavor, but also an opportunity to explore and appreciate the beautiful environment surrounding us.  The following 7th Grade Science students with their projects are pictured from left to right:  Jillian McSpirit, Hunter Reymaniak, Robert Decker, and Gregory Fratto.  

STUDENT GOVERNMENT MV WARRIORS APPAREL ORDER

Posted October 3 at 4:00pm

The Middle School Student Government is selling T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants and pull on ski hats for our Fall Fundraiser.  Order forms were sent home in ELA class and should be returned with cash or checks by Friday, October 17th.  All checks should be made payable to MVMS Student Government.  There are several different designs and colors being used for this year's fundraiser, so be sure to read the order form carefully.  As always, thank you for your continued support to the Student Government.

MR. MOYLES' SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSES LEARN ABOUT ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS USING MODERN TECHNOLOGY

Posted September 24 at 3:15pm

The students in Mr. Moyles' 7th Grade Social Studies classes have been using the interactive learning tool SAS Curriculum Pathways to examine the ancient Aztec and Inca civilizations.  Using various videos and documents, the students were asked to formulate an opinion on each civilization and support it with evidence from the interactive components of the lesson.  These classes have also been working collaboratively to create historical sketches of Native American tribes of North and South America using various websites and Scholastic E-books.


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