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EARLY DISMISSAL DUE TO WEATHER ADVISORY

Posted January 23 at 9:53am

Due to the impending storm, Minisink Valley schools are on an early dismissal schedule, as follows:

  • All K-5 (Elementary Schools & Intermediate School): 2:25 p.m.
  • Middle School: 1:00 p.m. 
  • High School: 1:15 p.m.

All after-school and evening activities have been canceled. 

IMPORTANT MV APP CHANGES

Posted January 19 at 9:26pm

 

MV app users will continue to receive notifications about emergency closings or special events; however, the app will no longer display a banner that indicates school closings or delays.  If you feel you have missed a notification about a school closing or special event, be sure to check the "notifications" area of the app.  Not currently receiving notifications via the MV app?  Simply enable notifications on your device and then select specific building(s) in the “preferences” area.  For further information, view the linked tutorial. 

A COMPANY OF 3-12 GRADERS PRESENTS "JUNGLE BOOK KIDS" AT THE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

Posted January 19 at 8:10pm

Let the MUSICAL THEATER SEASON begin!


The Different Stages Drama Club, a merger of the Minisink Valley High School Drama Program and the Minisink Valley Intermediate School, will present "Jungle Book Kids," Walt Disney's high-spirited, colorful and fun-filled classic, on Tuesday, February 7, and Wednesday, February 8, at 7 p.m.  Guided by a talented high school student production team, a cast of third, fourth and fifth graders will perform all of Jungle Book's beloved songs. TICKETS:  www.seatyourself.biz/minisink -- Oh, oobee doo, you'll wanna be there too-oo-oo!

DISNEY'S 101 DALMATIANS COMING TO OTISVILLE

Posted January 19 at 10:40am

Otisville Elementary School's drama club is excited to announce the upcoming production of Disney's 101 Dalmatians, KIDS! Come out and see lots and lots of dots as Cruella's evil plan is thwarted by puppies. All are welcome, and there is no cover charge. PERFORMANCES: Thursday, February 9, at 7 p.m. •  Friday, February 10, at 7 p.m. 

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING SCHEDULED

Posted January 19 at 9:02am

The next meeting of the board of education is scheduled for Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 8:00 PM in middle school room 108.  The agenda is posted on the Board of Education page of the website.

CONGRATULATIONS BOYS VARSITY SWIMMING & DIVING

Posted January 19 at 9:00am

Minisink's Boys Varsity Swimming and Diving Team finished its regular season with a 13-1 record, beating John S. Burke and Highland in a double dual meet. This year's group of seniors finish their careers with an impressive 55-1 record in dual meets.

This past weekend, the team won the Washingtonville Wizard Annual Invitational, beating 10 other teams. The 2nd-place team finished 152 points behind the mighty Warriors!

Congratulations to our swimmers and divers, head coach Brian Golden, and dive coach Gillian Sutera.

TIMES HERALD RECORD: Minisink's brotherhood of swimmers and divers

 

LET'S HEAR IT FOR MINISINK'S CHEERLEADERS!

Posted January 19 at 8:59am

From southwestern Connecticut to the Delaware Valley, Minisink Valley High School Junior Varsity and Varsity Cheerleaders were in mighty form this past weekend. 

 

Both teams placed second at the Danbury Hatter Fest competition on Saturday, and the Varsity team was awarded "Best Pyramid." In Delaware Valley on Sunday, both teams placed first and the Varsity team was awarded "Grand Champs!" 

 

Warrior spirit rang loud and proud from the stands, too! Team members and coach Patti Archiere thank everyone who came out to cheer them on. 

ANNUAL PANCAKE DAY THIS SATURDAY, JAN. 21, TWO SEATINGS

Posted January 18 at 2:26pm

Student members of Minisink Valley High School Key Club are readying their aprons to help Minisink Kiwanis serve up another Annual Pancake Day in the school’s cafeteria, on Saturday, Jan. 21. On the menu are the best pancakes you'll eat all year, eggs (any style), homemade applesauce, a secret-recipe sausage to write home about, local maple syrup, and cold and hot drinks.  


Two Servings:
11:30 A.M. to 2 P.M. & 5 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
Tickets: $8 for adults & $5 for children under 10

 

To purchase advance tickets, ask a Kiwanis member, contact Minisink Valley Kiwanis Club on its Facebook page, or email MinisinkValleyKiwanis@gmail.com. The Annual Pancake Day is the Kiwanis Club's largest scholarship fundraiser for Minisink Valley's graduating seniors. In 2016, 21 graduates received $1,000 scholarships.

RAW, SCRAMBLED, OR S.T.E.A.M.-ed?

Posted January 18 at 12:29pm

Middle school students in Mr. Hoffman’s science class were given a S.T.E.A.M challenge: to engineer and fabricate a protective container for a fragile product--a raw egg--utilizing a minimum amount of materials.

 

Inside its protective nest, the egg was to land intact from a series of free falls, beginning at 5 meters, and progress to higher heights each time it survived another fall--until one design remained.

 

In researching and engineering their egg-shielding invention, students applied their knowledge of potential energy (stored energy) and kinetic energy (energy of motion), and they kept a diary outlining their progress and findings.

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OTISVILLE’S STEAM NIGHT INSPIRED HUNDREDS

Posted January 13 at 8:40am

“How will Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics shape your future?” That was one of the questions Minisink students were out to explore at Otisville’s STEAM Night on Tuesday, January 10.

 

Activities and challenges included star gazing inside the inflatable Starlab; coding workshops in the school library with the district’s technology team; a hands-on animation workshop; robot demonstrations by students in the Robotics Club; 3-D printing exhibitions by the high school and middle school technology departments; navigating a digital obstacle course with the help of robots Dot & Dash; and math games and puzzles.

 

The robotics room was one of the main attractions. It gave visitors a chance to ask questions of the robot builders and maneuver a robot through a task, with a remote control. With remote in hand, four-year-old Jack, who has two siblings at Otisville Elementary, was in no rush to go anywhere else. “I like the Lego guy. It’s kind of funny,” he said, without taking his eyes off his robot.

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