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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

2525 Mount Hope Rd., Otisville, NY 10963 (845)355-5850 / fax (845)355-5853

SHAMROCKS, FRACTIONS AND LINE PLOTS: ST. PATRICK'S DAY HELPS MAKE OTISVILLE MATH LESSONS EVEN MORE FUN

Posted March 21 at 9:20am

Cynthia Careccia and Debra Schifano's Otisville Elementary students were feeling lucky when they recently celebrated St. Patrick's Day with some special math exercises and treats.

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ANNOUNCING STATE ASSESSMENTS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND MATH FOR GRADES 3-8

Posted March 18 at 1:14pm

This spring, and for the second consecutive year, Minisink Valley Central School District will administer New York State’s English and Math assessments for grades 3-8 as computer-based testing. We encourage all students to participate.

 

While the primary focus in our classrooms is on learning, literacy and life skills, assessments are essential to our understanding of each student’s academic progress, and possible need for additional supports.

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VIDEO GAMING AND EXERCISING—WHO SAID YOU CAN'T HAVE IT ALL?

Posted March 12 at 8:20am

Otisville Elementary students in all grades are engaging in heart-pumping games and activities during their gym period as part of a two-week fitness unit. Demonstrating that technology and fitness can go hand in hand, this week students used the Wii gaming system and Just Dance, a video game, to get moving.

 

“We have been doing this for the last several years because we want students to see they can use their gaming systems and move at the same time,” said Stephanie Giufre, physical education teacher. “The students always seem to enjoy the dancing, and this year even Officer Jaime Johnson joined in!”

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OTISVILLE STUDENTS "JUMP THE DONUT" FOR HEALTHY HEARTS

Posted March 11 at 9:16am

Otisville Elementary students “jumped the donut,” skipped for heart health, and joined the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Kids Heart Challenge, Feb. 25-March 1.

 

The Kids Heart Challenge replaces the “Jump Rope for the Heart” program, but the focus is the same: teaching students the importance of eating healthy and exercising to maintain good heart health.

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FOUR MINISINK VALLEY TEAMS TO COMPETE IN MARCH 8 'ODYSSEY OF THE MIND' REGION 5 TOURNAMENT

Posted March 8 at 2:54pm

GOOD LUCK to the teams representing Minisink Valley High School, Minisink Valley Middle School, Minsink Valley Intermediate School and Otisville Elementary School at this weekend's Odyssey of the Mind Region 5 Tournament at Orange-Ulster BOCES in Goshen!

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OTISVILLE FIFTH-GRADE MUSIC CLASSES ARE ALSO 'STEAM' FOCUSED

Posted March 6 at 9:01am

The halls are alive with the sounds of music at Minisink Valley schools, and often times there’s even a STEAM component to students’ melodious work.

 

For example, Otisville Elementary fifth-grade students have been working on a STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Mathematics) unit using Makey Makeys and Chromebooks in Maria Fenfert’s music classes.

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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY'S 'STEAM' ART LESSON COMBINES TECHNOLOGY WITH ARTISTIC CREATIVITY

Posted March 5 at 2:52pm

The “A” in STEAM was apparent in Otisville Elementary Art Teacher Kara Welsh’s art class this week when students used a computer program to make short animations.

 

STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Mathematics) projects like hers are commonplace in Minisink Valley classrooms.

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SEUSSICAL THEMES MAKE FOR FUN AND ENGAGING LEARNING

Posted March 4 at 4:02pm

Following a week-long of readings and engaging activities, kindergarten students in Mrs. Harrison’s class celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 1, with fitting fanfare.

 

Mrs. Harrison read such favorites to her class as “The Cat in the Hat,” and students pulled some tricks of their own to make hats as tall as the cat’s. The Seussical rhyming style provided a good and fun opportunity to develop the students’ vocabulary by looking at word families.

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IMPORTANT INTERNET SAFETY USAGE REMINDERS

Posted March 1 at 11:03am

An important message from Christian Ranaudo, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction:

 

Recent media reports about a disturbing online game are a good reminder for us to reinforce the importance of internet safety and constant awareness of what your children are seeing and reading online.

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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY'S PRIDE DAY FEATURES CRAZY HAIRDOS!

Posted February 22 at 12:14pm

Imagination went wild today, Feb. 22, at Otisville Elementary!

 

Take a look at some of the hilarious, inventive, fun and very unique hair styles of students, faculty and staff seen during Otisville Pride Day!

 

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