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MINISINK VALLEY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

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

THANKSGIVING RECESS: WED., NOV. 22 – SUN., NOV. 26

Posted November 20 at 12:59pm

Minisink Valley schools will observe a Thanksgiving recess starting Wed., Nov. 22, with a parent-teacher conference day. Classes will resume Monday, Nov. 27. 

  • Wed., Nov. 23: Parent-teacher conference day; no school for students. 
  • Thursday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 26: Schools closed for Thanksgiving.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

CHEERS FOR MVIS GIRLS ON THE RUN

Posted November 21 at 3:25pm

A determined group of 29 Intermediate School girl runners in grades 3-5 participated in the largest girls' empowerment race in the Hudson Valley, on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Rockland Lake State Park in Valley Cottage, NY.

 

The annual Girls on the Run Fall 5K draws some 2000 runners from across the region. Minisink’s girls were accompanied by Assistant Principal Deborah Gallant, Tara Guyette, Coach Su Vignola, and cheered by family members. Some of the adults ran along with our students.

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THANKSGIVING FOR ALL: GIVE TO OUR SCHOOL'S FOOD DRIVE

Posted November 20 at 8:07am

Minisink Valley Intermediate School is participating in a district-wide food drive to benefit Minsink Cares. We invite you to share your bounty this holiday season with less fortunate families in our midst.

 

WHY IT MATTERS:

─ 1-in-6 children in America may not know where they will get their next meal.

─ 20 percent of Minisink students experience some form of food insecurity.

 

Let’s pull together to take care of our own. Let’s contribute to our school food drive to make sure all Minisink families are provided for this holiday season. (Continue reading for details.)

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LOST & FOUND

Posted November 16 at 2:04pm

Attention Parents: Please stop by the Elementary Greeter's desk before or after your Parent/Teacher Conference and check our lost-and found for any items belonging to your child. We have a considerable pile and, in the interest of space, we will donate any remaining items after the Thanksgiving break. Thank you for your cooperation.  

REMINDER: HALF DAY FOR STUDENTS ON FRIDAY, NOV. 17

Posted November 16 at 9:21am

Marking the first day of parent-teacher conferences, Friday, Nov. 17, is a half-day for students. Athletic programs and late bus runs will go on as scheduled. Dismissal times are as follows:

Middle School 11:00 am
High School  11:15 am
ES / OE / IS  12:20 pm

K9 VISIT: BEST DAY EVER!

Posted November 8 at 12:49pm

Our third graders were filled with anticipation and curiosity as they awaited the visit of K9 police units last Friday. In fact, according to visiting sergeants, they had “the most insightful questions, EVER!”

 

"What inspired you to work with police dogs?" "Which breed of dog makes the best K9 police?" "Where do police dogs come from and how long do they work each day?" "What happens to the dog when an officer retires?"

 

All their questions were thoughtfully answered during the question-answer period that followed the K9 units demonstration. Fascinated and enamored with these four-legged public servants, students listened better than EVER, and missed nothing!

 

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MVCSD SCHOOLS CLOSED FRIDAY, NOV. 10, FOR VETERANS DAY

Posted November 8 at 8:41am

Minisink Valley Schools will be closed Friday, Nov. 10, in honor of Veterans Day.

We salute our Veterans and thank them for their service and sacrifice. 

MVIS WELCOMES K-9 UNITS ON FRIDAY, 11/3

Posted November 2 at 11:02am

MVIS third graders are anxiously waiting the visit of K-9 police units to our campus, tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 3.

Students will learn about the K9 officers’ incredible senses and instincts, their speed and strength, and how they support their human counterparts in patrol and investigative functions. The presentation will also introduce students to “Aero and Officer Mike,” the inspiring story of a true partnership and friendship.

This exciting experience is brought to our school by the combined efforts of NYS Police, Orange County Sheriff's Department, and Middletown Police Department.

Stay tuned for a photo album of this unique opportunity for our third graders! 

MVIS K-KIDS WELCOME NEW MEMBERS AT INDUCTION CEREMONY

Posted October 25 at 1:13pm

Thirty-three students took part in this morning’s Kiwanis K-Kids Club Induction/Pinning Ceremony at the Intermediate School.  

Officers were sworn in and every member was presented with a K-Kid pin and membership certificate. Families, faculty and staff, members of Minisink Valley Kiwanis, and Superintendent Monahan, were there to applaud and support our students. A reception followed, courtesy of Parents. 

K-Kids is a worldwide organization of more than 36,000 children. Members learn responsibility and leadership skills through community service projects.

Congratulations to our K-Kids and a round of thanks to everyone who helped make this a special and memorable time for our students. 

NEW CURRICULUM TAKES COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Posted October 23 at 1:55pm

Among its many goals and benefits, physical education is about encouraging an active lifestyle and improving health outcomes for students.

This school year, physical educator Ms. Uhelsky will be taking her 3-5 grade students to the next level of health and wellness education with the introduction of the Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds curriculum. Learning about the importance of staying physically active on a daily basis will be paired with education on good nutritional and personal hygiene habits, and the type of activity that can help young people develop healthy bodies and minds.   

To date, classes have involved presentations, videos, discussions, and related activities in the gym setting.  Ms. Uhelsky will now be partnering with teachers to bring health and wellness instruction into the classroom, for an even more comprehensive approach to physical education.  

SHOWING THEY CARE, ONE ROCK AT A TIME

Posted October 3 at 4:22pm

"The right message at the right moment can change someone's day." That’s the slogan behind the Nationwide Kindness Rock Challenge, a movement that’s inspiring individuals across the country to engage in random acts of kindness by decorating rocks with positive messages. The rocks are then left in public places for others to discover.

 

MVIS students accepted the challenge and decorated small rocks of their own in art class.

 

“The goal of this project was to create a large scale artwork that unifies the school on the physical and emotional levels,” explained Stefani Caporlingua, MVIS art teacher. “Each child was asked to think of a positive or supportive message they could say to another student, and use that as inspiration for their design. The result is many unique rocks brimming with supportive messages and endearing embellishments. It truly makes me happy to look at them,” Mrs. Caporlingua said.

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