MINISINK VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

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

MRS. LEE'S SCRUMPTIOUS SCIENCE LESSON

Posted May 28 at 3:49pm

Mrs. Lee’s 6th grade science classes have been finding fun and unique ways to grasp various astronomical lessons. From “moon” cakes and interactive models, to edible hydrogen atoms, food has been used as an effective way to understand some rather abstract scientific concepts!

Students took a "bite" out of the moon while indulging on chocolate fondant craters, maria, and highlands. They were able to manipulate oversized black and white cookies, while showing the eight lunar phases.  They then dipped into their creative banks to find various ways to model the moon in its entirety!

Next, the class moved on to the sun where hydrogen atoms (aka marshmallows) were “fused” together to demonstrate how nuclear fusion occurs.  CLICK HERE for more pictures.

MIDDLE SCHOOL PTO SECRETARY OPENING FOR SEPTEMBER

Posted May 26 at 7:11am

Want to be an active part of your child's school?  There is a position open for MS PTO secretary in September, 2015.  Please contact Lynda McKeon at lmckeon.minisink.com for more information.

PTO SCHOLARSHIP RAFFLE

Posted May 26 at 6:49am

The Minisink Valley PTO is sponsoring a scholarship raffle.  All money raised will benefit the MVPTO Scholarship Fund.  Only 400 tickets are being sold for the following prizes:

Grand prize- $3,000.00
2nd prize- $1,200.00
3rd prize-$800.00

If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please contact Lynda McKeon at lmckeon@minisink.com  Tickets are $25 each.  The drawing will be held on Friday,June 26, 2015.



MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Posted May 18 at 5:42pm

Please be reminded that all Minisink Valley Schools will be closed from Thursday, May 21 through Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.  All classes will resume on Tuesday, May 26.

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHORUS CONCERT ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 AT 7 PM

Posted May 14 at 8:35am

The Minisink Valley Community is warmly invited to enjoy our Spring Chorus Concert on Wednesday, May 27 at 7 PM at the Middle School Auditorium. It will be a special evening with the following groups performing a wide variety of choral music:  6th and 7th Grade Chorus, 8th Grade Show Choir,  Boys and Girls Doo-Wop groups, and 6th Grade All County Chorus members.

SPRING BAND CONCERT

Posted May 11 at 1:59pm

The Spring Band Concert will be held this Wednesday, May 13 at the following times:

6th Grade Band Concert-  6:30 PM

7th and 8th Grade Band Concert- 7:45 PM

We hope to see you there!

OREO COOKIES MAKE FOR A TASTY LAB

Posted May 11 at 1:36pm

On Wednesday, May 6th, Mrs. Ferguson's 6th grade science class conducted an Oreo Cookie lab to illustrate the various phases of the Moon.  Following discussions as to why we see different phases of the moon, students used Oreo Cookies for a "hands on" science experiment.  Using the Oreo cookie and the icing inside, the class put frosting on the cookie to show the waxing phases and took frosting off the cookie to show the waning phases.  A fully frosted cookie represented the full moon, and the dark cookie represented the new moon phase.  It was a tasty way to learn the eight phases of the moon. 

PTO AND STUDENT GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS TEACHERS!

Posted May 7 at 8:35am

For Teacher Appreciation week, May 4- May 8, the Middle School Student Government made work a special place for its teachers.  Throughout the week candy and treats, attached with inspirational and appreciative quotes, were provided in teacher mailboxes courtesy of Student Government.  A  cart (depicted to the left) was circulated throughout the building by our Student Government members and coffee and tea were served. 

A delicious breakfast was also served on Tuesday, May 5 courtesy of the Middle School PTO!  Thank you to all of our teachers for the wonderful things you do and a special thank you to the Student Government and PTO for a special week of celebration.

MASTER CHORAL TEACHER VISITS MINISINK VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL CHORUS

Posted May 6 at 6:46am

Master voice teacher Mrs. Eileen MackIntosh recently conducted a choral workshop with each of Minisink Valley’s Middle School Choruses.  She introduced a greater awareness of harmonious singing for the 6th grade chorus by having the group sing in a circle while listening to each other.   With the 7th grade chorus, she empowered the students’ singing with more awareness of posture and clear singing styles.   She raised the awareness of voiced and unvoiced consonants, which give singing greater energy and clarity, while working with the 8th grade chorus.  These three workshops were made possible by a grant from the Orange County Music Educators Association.  Students had a wonderful time and learned new techniques which will enhance their vocal skills.

6TH GRADE BAND MEMBERS REPRESENT MINISINK VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL AT ALL COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Posted May 5 at 2:50pm

On Saturday, May 2nd, Minisink Valley Middle School Select 6th grade Band students traveled to Newburgh Free Academy to participate in the Orange All-County Music Festival.  Congratulations on a wonderful job and thank you to our fine students for representing Minisink Valley with class!


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