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HIGH SCHOOL ACCESS

Posted June 23 at 12:10pm

Roadway construction on campus will limit high school access beginning June 26. The high school will only be open for limited administrative purposes and counseling services, including summer school registration and working papers. Those reporting to the high school will need to enter the campus through the high school access road next to the baseball field. Please follow signs for entry to the school, which will occur through the rear of the building. Upon entry, visitors should report directly to their intended destination. Summer School classes will be held in the Middle School. 

REMINDER: HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CONSTRUCTION: ATHLETIC FACILITIES AND OVERALL ACCESS

Posted July 20 at 8:05am

As previously announced, construction work at Minisink Valley High School will begin right after graduation and result in the closure of our aquatics facility for the summer months. Other related closures and parking restrictions are as follows:

Track CLOSED: July 21 through September 1

High school Route 6 entrance and all high school parking areas:
•Closed to the public June 24 through September 1.

Tennis Courts Access: July 20 to September 1
• Parking: Middle school lot, near athletic fields
• Access: Via “the pit” field and gate.  

Scheduled construction projects at the high school will include re-pavement of parking areas, replacement and improvement of drainage around the building, and some roof work over the pool.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your support and understanding while we work to improve our facilities and enhance our students’ educational experience.

Any updates or possible changes to these plans will be announced on the district’s website.  

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

Posted July 12 at 8:46am

The board of education is scheduled to meet on Thursday, July13, 2017 at 7:00 PM in room 108 of the middle school for the annual reorganization meeting as well as their regular meeting.  The agendas are posted on the Board of Education page of the website. Note:  There will also be a brief audit committee meeting at 6:30 pm followed by a public hearing at 6:45 pm regarding the Smart Schools Investment Plan.

GIRLS SOFTBALL CAMP PUSHING 20 AND GOING STRONG

Posted June 29 at 4:15pm

Approaching 20 years in the running, this year’s Girls Softball Summer Camp attracted 45 enthusiastic participants.

 

In addition to raising funds for the softball program, the camp helps students work on their skills and improve their game. It also and provides an employment and leadership-building opportunity for older and former student athletes.

 

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MVCSD BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS STAFF GET IT DONE ALL YEAR ROUND

Posted June 29 at 2:32pm

Minisink Valley’s Buildings and Grounds staff were among 474 facility workers who participated in the 33rd annual Staff Enrichment Day on June 27, in Wappingers Falls. Under the theme, "Getting it done starts with us,” this year’s event attracted the workforces of 25 schools across Orange, Ulster, Sullivan and Dutchess counties.

Sponsored by Mid-Hudson chapter of the New York School Facilities Association, the day’s activities included a variety of workshops, interactions with vendors to learn about industry products, and a bag lunch. Four scholarships were issued to children of buildings and grounds employees who will be attending college in the fall. 

Minisink's Buildings and Grounds staff will be hard at work all summer long to maintain and spruce up our facilities for the 2017-18 school year. We thank them for their capable labor and proven dedication.  

MVHS CARLOS FORDE NAMED VARSITY845 LACROSSE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Posted June 28 at 10:41am

The day after his Class of 2017 commencement on June 23, Carlos Forde, a senior captain of Minisink Valley’s boys lacrosse, was named Varsity845 Player of the Year by the Times Herald Record.

 

Minisink’s boys lacrosse team ended the season with an impressive 15-4 overall record, seizing the Class B Section 9 Championship with a 15-10 win over Warwick, on May 24. Carlos Forde led the way with 8 goals, and was presented with an All-American certificate after the game.

 

New York state Senator John Bonacic issued a legislative resolution (J2865) in honor of Forde’s achievement, the role of head coach Chad Lakeman in Forde’s Minisink career, and their combined contributions to the school’s tradition of excellence.

 

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HATS OFF TO THE CLASS OF 2017!

Posted June 26 at 9:38am

CONGRATULATIONS to the unstoppable Class of 2017! Just when you thought they’d made it through it all, they went on to claim their high school diplomas in a rainstorm—with the grace of true and tried Minisink Valley Warriors.  

We wish them all bright new beginnings, rain or shine!

PHOTOS: Click on post's title for additional photos. Students can use their minisink.com email to access original size photos with this link. A Facebook album has been posted for the community. 

DISTRICT RECOGNIZES 2017 RETIREES

Posted June 26 at 8:05am

At the MVCSD Board of Education Meeting on June 8, 2017, this year’s retirees were recognized for their years of service and dedication to the district.

 

We thank and honor them for their valuable contributions to the advancement of our educational mission and to the strength of our school community.

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MVCSD AND SUNY ORANGE PARTNER IN STEM-BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Posted June 23 at 2:21pm

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) design challenges were at the forefront of the conversation in a professional development collaboration between SUNY Orange and Minisink Valley CSD. 

SUNY Orange Professors Elizabeth Tarvin and Katie Sinsabaugh came to Otisville Elementary to give a workshop based on the book, “Making and Tinkering with STEM: Solving Design Challenges with Young Children,” by Cate Heroman. 

Teachers explored STEM centered literature, learned about design challenges and engaged in hands on activities to test their engineering skills. Our students are in good hands with these pioneering faculty.

MVIS 5TH GRADERS ALL READY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

Posted June 23 at 1:44pm

The Intermediate School’s seven 5th grade classes celebrated their Moving Up to the middle school on June 11. Families arrived bright and early to commemorate this important milestone in their children’s lives.

 

The class teachers—Mr. Conklin, Mrs. D'Angelo, Mrs. Marcolina, Ms. Meere, Mr. Sirico, Ms. Smith, and Mrs. Tava—introduced each of their students and presented graduation certificates of achievement. All 165 graduates shook hands with their School Principal of three years, Mr. Paul Dombal. A student representing each class delivered a speech about his/her Intermediate School experience.

 

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THE CLASS OF 2017 BACCALAUREATE EXERCISES

Posted June 21 at 3:12pm

The farewell to the Class of 2017 began Monday, June 19, with the Baccalaureate Exercises in the school auditorium.

 

The JROTC Colorguard opened the ceremonies to the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance” and Class President Brianna Cabrera led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Directed by Victor Izzo III, the Chamber Choir performed John Lennon’s “Imagine,” and the Senior Ensemble brought it home with a selection from the “High School Musical.”

 

Baccalaureate addresses were presented by Joseph Flaherty, president of the Board of Education; Brian C. Monahan, superintendent of schools; Eileen Cook, math teacher; the Rev. Dr. Albert Potgieter, class parent—and senior Jack Golden.

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