MINISINK VALLEY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

PO Box 217 Route 6, Slate Hill, NY 10973 (845)355-5250 / fax (845)355-5252

Early Dismissal Drill

Posted September 20 at 3:07pm

A district-wide Early Dismissal Drill is scheduled for Thursday, September 22.    As such, we will dismiss students fifteen minutes earlier on Thursday. There will be no immediate after-school activities; this includes afternoon Club Kid. Parents should make appropriate arrangements for the early arrival of children as a result of the drill.

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OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE

Posted September 12 at 5:29pm

Our annual Open House event for the Intermediate School is scheduled to take place on Monday, September 12.   Please refer to the following schedule:

•    6:00 p.m. – 6:35 p.m. ….…5th  Grade Classes
•    6:40 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. …….4th  Grade Classes
•    7:20 p.m. – 7:55 p.m. …….3rd  Grade Classes

**Special area teachers (art, music, library, gym, psychologist…etc.) will be in attendance as well.  You may visit these teachers in their rooms between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Additionally, our AIS teachers will provide an overview of AIS/Title 1 services at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. in room 116 (5th grade corridor).

This is a time to receive a general overview of your child’s classroom.  Individual parent teacher conferences will be scheduled in November.  

Please remember to refer to the above-mentioned schedule and to report directly to your child’s classroom at the appropriate time when attending Open House.  

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CLUB KID: BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR K-5

Posted September 12 at 3:35pm

Minisink Valley Elementary and Intermediate Schools offer a before and after school program for grades K-5. Known as Club Kid and sponsored by the YMCA, the program is operated by school employees and meets in the large cafeteria every school day 6:45 to 9:00 a.m. and 3:15 to 6:00 p.m. Childcare is also available on half-days. Activities include homework, arts & crafts, games, playground and gym time. Breakfast is served in the morning and snacks in the afternoon. Registration is open all year. If interested, please contact Suzanne Pegg, program director at spegg@minisink.com For additional photos, go to our Facebook page

FIFTH GRADER ALYSE IZZO IS DRAWING CONTEST WINNER

Posted September 12 at 11:19am

Alyse Izzo, a 5th grader at the Intermediate School, devotes much of her free time to drawing and coloring.  Earlier this summer she entered a drawing contest in Princess Magazine with an illustration of Snow White. Her drawing was a Princess Club winner and featured in the July/August issue. Well done, Alyse! Click on post's title to see Alyse's drawing published in Princess Magazine. 

BACK-TO-SCHOOL MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

Posted September 1 at 4:28pm

Welcome back! I hope each of you is feeling rested and recharged and is coming back with memorable summer stories to share.

We have a fresh and exciting school year ahead of us, with new and additional learning opportunities for our students and faculty. We look forward to seeing every one of you discovering, growing and thriving. 

Our bus drivers and our department of transportation are eager to be the first to welcome our  students back to school, and thanks to the dedicated and capable work of our buildings and grounds team, we are looking better than ever.

Returning and new faculty and staff are committed to creating a safe and challenging learning environment, and together we pledge to give all our students the highest quality education to prepare them for a fulfilling future.
  

Enjoy the last long weekend of summer, and I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 6, the first day of school. A great school year to us all!

Brian C. Monahan
Superintendent of Schools 

UPDATE TO STUDENT RECORDS POLICY: NEW “OPT-OUT” POLICY FOR LIMITED DIRECTORY INFORMATION

Posted August 30 at 11:37am

Minisink Valley Central School District is committed to providing the community with district news and information about student-related activities, events and achievements – through newsletters, media releases, the website www.minisink.com and our new Facebook page.

 

This news may include photos of classroom activities and programs, sports events, drama and musical performances, award ceremonies, honor roll lists and other academic recognitions, the annual yearbook, etc.  As previously announced in the district’s August Newsletter, in order to facilitate the sharing of this news, the district has amended its approach to what is known as “student directory information.”

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MICHAEL GIARDINA APPOINTED ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR HUMAN RESOURCES

Posted July 28 at 3:29pm

Michael Giardina, who has served for over 9 years as principal of Minisink Valley Middle School, has been named the district’s Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources. He will begin in the new position on August 1.

 

The Minisink Valley Central School District Board of Education and administrators are pleased and excited to have Mr. Giardina as part of the administrative team at the central office. He will bring to the position the same outstanding qualities that made him an effective and successful building administrator to the Minisink Valley Middle School. 

 

A search is underway to appoint another strong leader for the middle school. In the interim, the Board of Education has appointed Assistant Principal Michael Larsen to serve as the Acting Middle School Principal, also effective August 1.  

 

Mr. Larsen, along with Assistant Principal Mr. Stephen Caldwell and the middle school’s Main Office staff, will work throughout August to ensure a smooth opening to the school year for students and faculty.

FIFTH GRADERS CELEBRATE AT MOVING-UP CEREMONY

Posted June 21 at 2:40pm

With fond memories in tow and their sights set on the future, all eight 5th grade classes gathered in the intermediate school’s auditorium for their moving-up ceremony on Monday, June 20. 

 

Introduced by principal Paul Dombal and their respective teachers, student-representatives from each class shared stories of their intermediate school years with families and friends in the audience. They acknowledged the positive impact of teachers, administrators and school staff, exciting extra-curricular opportunities they were given, memories they will treasure, and looked ahead to new privileges and responsibilities awaiting them at the middle school, next year.

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AUGMENTED REALITY PROJECT BRINGS STUDENT MUSICAL PERFORMANCES TO LIFE

Posted June 1 at 2:05pm

A new multi-media experience brought the work of band students to life and provided a new learning experience in augmented reality.


Just prior to the last spring concert, band teacher Mr. Andrew Hulle posted colorful images of band instruments around the entrance to the intermediate school auditorium.  They were intended as a technology-based activity for families as they waited for the concert to start.  

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4TH GRADE SCIENCE TESTING

Posted May 31 at 4:33pm

The 4th grade science exam is scheduled to take place on 6/1/16, 6/2/16, and 6/6/16.  The test consists of a written test and a performance test.  The written test consists of multiple choice and open-ended questions.  The performance test contains hands-on tasks that are set up at stations.  Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions. 


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