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Posted February 5 at 12:52pm

A series of budget development meetings, open to the public, begin on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM in the middle school auditorium. The finance committee of the board of education reviews building and department budgets with the administrators in charge of those programs.  Committee members include William Cooper, chairman, Kathlee DeRose, John Odland, and Joseph Flaherty, board president. On Thursday, February 11, the committee will review the budgets for the five school buildings. Building principals will be in attendance to review their budgets with the committee. There will be an opportunity for public comment on the budgets being considered. Subsequent meetings will be held on February 25, March 10 and March 31. Please join us.


Posted February 4 at 11:13am

CONGRATULATIONS to the Minisink Valley Warriors wrestling team and Coach Kevin Gallagher on Wednesday night’s 57-15 victory over the Wizards of Washingtonville! MV varsity grapplers winning by fall were Jarred Greiner (senior-120), Dominick Vetrano (sophomore-132) and Andrew Slagle (junior-220).

The team victory marked Coach Gallagher’s 400th career varsity coaching win.  This benchmark has been attained by only a few premier coaches in New York State, and we congratulate our coach on this tremendous accomplishment.  Under Coach Gallagher’s leadership, our wrestling program continues to be ranked among the best in the state and one that very few can emulate.  We wish the team luck as the Sectional Championships approach. We are confident they will continue the hard work and commitment that makes our wrestlers, and their coach, the best on the mat. GO WARRIORS!!


Posted February 3 at 8:02pm

In observance of Presidents' Day weekend, Minisink Valley Schools will be closed Friday, February 12, and Monday, February 15. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 16. 

SCHOOLING AROUND: Paper Airplane Line Plot Performance Task, Intermediate School

Posted February 3 at 8:03am

Engines were running, planes were flying and cheers were rising and falling as 5th grade teams lined a school hallway to test the flying power of their paper airplane prototypes. With yard-sticks in hand, Ms. Alliegro, Mr. Conklin, Ms. Meere and Ms. Walker measured the performance of each aircraft at landing.  The project was an opportunity to apply the students’ knowledge of data tables, line plots, and the concept of data range.  The last phase of the assignment challenged the students’ creativity and language skills with the creation of a newspaper spread about the various phases of the test. The winning team's prototype traveled a turbulent 36’ 2” down the hallway! "I can't believe I beat last years longest flight! All I did was throw the plane like how Ms. Walker told us. I pointed and then followed through," first-in-flight Xavier said. "I was really happy and very excited," John said. Mr. Murphy entered the competition with a customized “Security” prototype, but did not break a record, in spite of enthusiastic student and teacher applause.


Posted February 2 at 11:29am

The next meeting of the board of education is scheduled for Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8:00 PM in middle school room 108.  The agenda is posted on the Board of Education page of the website.


Posted January 28 at 2:14pm

Please click here to read an important letter from Mr. Monahan, Superintendent of Schools.


Posted January 28 at 12:46pm

Please be advised that all after school activities at the Minisink Valley Middle School, ONLY the middle school, have been canceled for this evening.

SCHOOLING AROUND: Mrs. Begle's 1st Grade Art Class

Posted January 27 at 1:37pm

Today’s challenge was to make analogous color hearts, and Mrs. Begle’s 1st graders were bustling to see results!  There were swooshing sounds in the air, as students brushed paper tissue over pastel-painted, heart-shaped cutouts to transfer their designs onto paper board. “This is fun!” “How beautiful!” “Wow, look what happens!” “Look at mine!” “I love it!” The excitement was contagious. Mrs. Begle downloads most of her students’ artwork to, the world’s largest kids’ art museum. To date, 2,546 have been published on the museum’s online gallery. Parents of students in Mrs. Begle’s class can order custom printed gifts with their children’s art work through Artsonia. Twenty percent of the profits are donated back to Mrs. Begle’s class for the purchase of art supplies. To see inspiring artworks by Minisink Valley’s children, visit Mrs. Begle’s student art gallery.

SCHOOLING AROUND: Mr. Budd's 7th Graders Bridge Math with Technology

Posted January 26 at 11:34am

Congratulations to Mr. Budd’s 7th grade technology students on their recently completed Custom CNC Designs Project! How do they do it? Students use Vectric Aspire, a CAD (Computer Aided Design) program to draw out their designs. Their files are then transferred to the CNC (Computer Numeric Control) machine where the designs come to life. To set up their project on the CNC machine, students apply their knowledge of the “X, Y, and Z” coordinate system learned in math class. From there, the machine mills out exactly what the students designed on the computer. In the last phase, the signs are painted and sealed. This unit was completed in two and a half weeks. “The project is a home-run! Every student is enthusiastic about creating their own designs and most create multiple signs, going beyond the grade requirement," Mr. Budd said. To learn more about the 7th grade technology curriculum and the students' work, visit Mr. Budd’s webpage.


Posted January 25 at 11:20am

Please be advised Regents Exams begin on January 26th and end on the 29th. 

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