MINISINK VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

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

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINTER CHORUS CONCERT: DEC. 5, 7PM

Posted December 1 at 8:59pm

All are invited to the Middle School Winter Chorus Concert on Monday, December 5, at 7 PM. Our holiday banquet of music will feature old favorites, such as “Carol of the Bells” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” and an eclectic mix including a medley from “Wicked.”

 

Directed by chorus and general music teacher Daniel Bradley, our talented chorus students will be showcased in five ensembles: the Sixth Grade Treble Chorus, the Sixth Grade Select Chorus, the Seventh Grade Mixed Chorus, the Seventh and Eighth Grade Select Chorus, and the Eighth Grade Show Choir.

 

New this year, students from the BOCES satellite program will join our eighth grade chorus in “White Christmas” – in the doo-wop style of the Drifters. 

 

We look forward to sharing a magical evening of song with you and your family. 

MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSES GIVE BACK

Posted November 23 at 3:35pm

In celebration of Thanksgiving, sixth grade students in Mrs. Beairsto, Mrs. McElroy, Ms. Villa and Ms. Lockett's classes created and decorating a tree of thankfulness. Each leaf features a personal message of thanks. We invite everyone to come by read them. 

 

These classes also collected and donated non-perishable foods to help those in need during the holiday season. 

 

We thank these students for their caring and for sharing their Thanksgiving reflections.  


From our Minisink Valley Middle School Family to yours........ we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

MS BUILDERS CLUB: HAVING FUN AND DOING GOOD

Posted November 23 at 3:24pm

The Middle School Builders Club combines creativity with thoughtfulness toward others.  In November, the Builders made Thanksgiving-themed placemats for HONOR's Middletown Crisis Center and created a door-size poster for the school cafeteria.

 

In October club members surprised faculty and staff with handmade ghost lollipops. Through December, the Builders will be making holiday ornaments for a local nursing home. 

 

Good work, Builders Club! 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM YOUR SUPERINTENDENT

Posted November 23 at 12:34pm

I wanted to take a moment to send each of you—faculty, staff, administration, parents and students—a sincere word of thanks! Together you make Minisink Valley a great place to learn, grow and belong.

 

From my family to yours, I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Celebrate your loved ones, the blessings that you share, and find the time to rest and refresh yourself, before we meet again.

 

Safe travels!

WATER TESTING REPORT NOW AVAILABLE FOR MV MIDDLE SCHOOL

Posted November 23 at 12:03pm

In accordance to legislation signed by Governor Cuomo on Sept. 6, MVCSD has performed water quality testing at Minisink Valley Middle School. Please click here for a letter from Superintendent Brian C. Monahan. The complete laboratory report is now available on our Community Info page—along with detailed information about the new legislation. 

"BREAKING THE CYCLE" ASSEMBLY SENDS A MESSAGE OF FORGIVENESS

Posted November 17 at 7:11pm

As part of our middle school's commitment to student safety and positive behavior, eighth grade students participated in a "Breaking the Cycle" assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

 

This program highlights the combined efforts of principals, teachers and law enforcement to counteract school violence by addressing its root causes: bullying, peer pressure, gossip, racism, and other forms of intolerance. 

 

"Breaking the Cycle" assemblies teach self-respect and respect for others--both essential to school safety--and strengthen positive links between school employees, parents, students, and local law enforcement officers. 

 

Participating students can request free books on overcoming fear and prejudice, nurturing forgiveness, and related themes. 

A STUDENT’S EXTRA-CURRICULAR PROJECT BRINGS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO MINISINK EDUCATORS

Posted November 9 at 1:01pm

How do you teach the truth about a dark period in human history without affecting young minds in a negative way?

 

Recently, Minisink Valley’s middle and high school teachers participated in a professional development program that prepares educators to teach about the Holocaust, safely and accurately, while stimulating student engagement and critical thinking. Titled “Echoes and Reflections,” this unique education program was a Bar Mitzvah gift presented to ninth grader Josh Levin by Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, Israel.

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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Posted November 9 at 6:08am

Thank you to everyone who donated your extra or unwanted candy to our Student Government.  We collected 250 pounds of excess candy to send to Operation Gratitude, which far exceeded our intended goal of 50 pounds.  Candy was boxed over the last two days and will be shipped out to our troops in appreciation of their dedication and sacrifice.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL PICTURES ARE IN

Posted November 8 at 11:14am

Middle School pictures will be distributed today, Tuesday, November 8th, during 6th Grade ELA and 7/8 Grade Social Studies classes.  If you have any concerns regarding your child's pictures, please contact BNL School Pictures directly at 877-265-6366, or you can visit them on-line at www.BNLSchoolPictures.com

Please note that picture retake day will be on Thursday, November 17th

NEW UKULELE PROGRAM AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL: STUDENTS LOVE IT!

Posted November 2 at 12:24pm

When middle school students first learned that the ukulele was now the instrument of choice in general music class, they didn’t know what to expect. But listen to them now!  

 

The 6th grade class - Parker sees the ukulele as a more manageable mini guitar, perfect for his arm-length, and he’s thrilled that his teacher, Mr. Peters, always knows a way to make difficult steps a lot easier. He is also mindful that Mr. Peters is helping him develop a greater appreciation for music. Anastasia holds no special memory of playing the recorder in elementary school, so she never dreamed she would enjoy the ukulele. Now, she can’t believe how much fun she’s having in music class. Calleigh who played the flute in band, wishes her fingers wouldn’t hurt quite as much, but she’s determined to conquer, and loves being in Mr. Peters’ class. 

 

 

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