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MVES SECOND GRADERS DIG DEEPER INTO NATURE

Posted April 26 at 11:08am

“It was the best day ever!” was the consensus among the first group of MVES second graders who traveled to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall on April 24.

How can you go wrong with fresh air, water, animal life, fossils and dinosaurs?  

During a pond life study, students observed and discussed animals that live in and around ponds, and the adaptations they undertake to survive in their environments. Searching through containers with pond water, students extracted what animal life they could find and placed their most unusual specimen in a bug box to share with the group.

In the next activity, they got their hands on real fossils and replicas of dinosaur teeth, bones and eggs. Deep in the “Dino Pit," like real paleontologists, they got down on their knees digging and bushing to unearth bones and charter their exciting discovery: a stegosaurus! 

All seven second grade classes at the elementary school will enjoy the same field trip and experience during this marking period. 

 

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MINISINK'S CHAMBER CHOIR PERFORMS AT MUSIC FESTIVAL AND LEARNS FROM THE BEST

Posted April 26 at 10:10am

Minisink Valley’s award-winning Chamber Choir participated in a music festival with world-renown American composer Z. Randall Stroope on April 25, at the Twin Towers Middle School in Middletown.

Minisink’s choir performed a selection from one of Dr. Stroope’s 165 published works, in addition to two others. During a 45-minute voice clinic with Dr. Stroope, students learned how to bring out the composer's intentions when performing a song.

The event culminated in a six-choir evening concert with high school students from Middletown, Wallkill, Cornwall, and Highland Falls/Fort Montgomery. 

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SIX MINISINK ATHLETES SIGN NCAA LETTERS OF INTENT

Posted April 25 at 3:14pm

Minisink Valley High School is proud to announce and recognize six additional seniors in the athletics program who are slated to pursue their sport at college level in the fall.

 

Joined by their coaches and family members, Garrett Doherty (swimming), Nicholas Abruzzese (ice hockey), Zachary Knowlton (lacrosse), Arthur Scrima (cross country), Olivia Leger (swimming) and Thomas Reiser (track & field) signed their Letters of Intent with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in a ceremony held in the high school gymnasium on Wednesday, April 19.

 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO MINISINK'S "ALL COUNTY" MUSIC STUDENTS

Posted April 25 at 2:03pm

Twelve middle school and high school music students represented Minisink Valley at the Junior High All County Festival on April 23, at Monroe-Woodbury High School.

The following students participated in rehearsals on Friday evening and Saturday morning, and delivered a well poised and prepared performance on Saturday afternoon:

In the Concert Band: Adeline Rajnert, Bari Sax; Celesta Blezy, Trumpet; Katie Dullaghan, Flute; Sarah Zahaykevich, Flute; AJ Bubilo, Euphonium; Alex Garcia, Tuba.

In the Chorus: 
Brendan Cahill, Tenor; Ryan Fogler, Tenor; Molly Dubner, Soprano; Penny Sierra, Soprano; Riley Grainger, Alto; Hannah Veety, Alto.

Bravo to all from your music teachers, the music department, and our school community! (Additional Photos)

OTISVILLE PTO INVITES ALL FAMILIES TO SCIENCE FAIR: FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 6-8PM

Posted April 25 at 12:14pm

It’s not rocket science. Otisville’s PTO Science Fair is fun, exciting – and accessible to all!

 

This Friday night, 6-8 p.m., bring the family for a happy brainy time in the Otisville cafeteria. Enjoy chemical reactions that steam, bubble, change colors, create shapes, taste good – or explode! – brought to you by Mad Science of the Hudson Valley. They will be asking for volunteers to participate in the experiments, so be ready!

 

The Middle School Science Club will display scientific instruments, demonstrate eye-popping experiments, and answer all your scientific inquiries.

 

More: If science gives you an appetite, there’s a bake sale, too. Participate and help the PTO raise funds for more events like this.

 

The fair is open to all, so make it an exciting learning opportunity for your family. 

MVHS STUDENTS GET DOWN TO BUSINESS WITH EXPO EVENT: SUNDAY, APR. 30, 11-2

Posted April 25 at 9:51am

Join and support Minisink Valley High School students as they host a Community Connection and Business Expo on Sunday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the school's gym.

 

The event is an opportunity for business students and club members of Future Business Leaders of America to learn first-hand about marketing, networking and entrepreneurship—and to interact with the local community.

 

“We are excited to bring back the Expo to our high school and community. This is a real-life opportunity for our students to apply a wide range of skills and challenge their comfort level,” said Superintendent Brian C. Monahan. “By being engaged in every phase of this initiative, the students make business and community connections that can have a positive impact on their education and career path.”

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JOIN SAFE-DRIVING CONVERSATION AT “NOT ONE MORE” FORUM: WED., APR. 26

Posted April 24 at 1:05pm

When children approach driving age, the ever-present safety concerns of parents and educators soar to new heights.

 

To promote safe driving habits and facilitate parent-student conversations about this all-important subject, we urge all our Juniors and their parents to join us on Wednesday, April 26, at 6:30, for our annual “Not one more” Forum in the school’s auditorium. Topics of discussion include the dangers of drinking-and-driving and distracted driving.

 

Registration for Juniors begins at 6:30, and the event will commence once all have been registered. Juniors who attend with a parent/guardian will earn the privilege to apply for parking privileges in their senior year.

 

“Not one more” is hosted in conjunction with Minisink Kiwanis and is open to all.

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UPCOMING WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS OF PRE-KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS

Posted April 24 at 11:58am

Parents of Pre-Kindergarten students are welcome to attend a workshop entitled, "Seven Steps to School Readiness." Parents will receive important information and practice hands-on strategies that will help prepare Pre-Kindergarten students for success in Kindergarten. Meet other parents and fill your parent toolbox with helpful information!  Click here for more information.


What: Seven Steps to School Readiness

When: Thursday, May 4 @ 7:00pm

Where: Otisville Elementary School Library

FOOTBALL TEAM GIVES BACK TO SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN

Posted April 20 at 9:16am

Minisink Valley’s varsity football team volunteered to serve men and women with the local George Smith Post #1607 of the American Legion at a dinner on April 19. Players and coaches engage in give-back activities and events throughout the community, year round. 

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REMINDER: GIRLS VARSITY SWIM TEAM FIRST “NIGHT OUT” TOMORROW, FRI., APR. 21, 7:30PM

Posted April 20 at 8:21am

WHAT: The first of three "Girls Night Out" fundraising events hosted by the girls varsity swim team

WHEN: Friday, April 21, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. 

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Girls ages 6-13 

WHY: To have fun and help raise funds for the girls’ varsity swim team

REGISTRATION: Online registration link. Registration/participation is limited to 65. 

QUESTIONS: Megan Donelly, head coach • mdonnelly@minisink.com • 845-355-5879

UPCOMING NIGHT OUT EVENTS: Friday, May 12 • Friday, June 2

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