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MIDDLE SCHOOL SPRING CHORUS CONCERT: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 7PM

Posted May 31 at 12:05pm

The middle school will present its annual Spring Concert on Wednesday, June 2, at 7:00 p.m., featuring the Sixth Grade Treble Choir, Seventh Grade Mixed Choir and Eighth Grade Show Choir under the theme, "Treble in Paradise.” Also featured will be the Eighth Grade Girls' Doo-Wop and Boys' Doo-Wop Groups and the Seventh Grade A Cappella Group. The evening's choral concert will be dedicated to Ms. MacDonald who recently celebrated 30 years of teaching choral music at Minisink Valley. Come out to enjoy an evening of exciting music and join us in supporting these talented young singers.

IMPORTANT EXAM INFORMATION AND REGENTS SCHEDULE FOR JUNE

Posted May 31 at 9:42am

June is an important testing time for students in New York State. Detailed information around NYS Regents, Common Core, Foreign Language LOTE and Local Final Exams is available on the “Testing Information” tab of the high school’s website. Important information includes exam schedules, makeup permissions, transportation logistics, inclement weather provisions, and security-related policies.

 

Parents/guardians and students are encouraged to review the June 2016 Regents Parent Letter, the Electronics During Testing Policy, and to print exam schedules for easy reference.   

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 5TH GRADERS HOST AND HONOR AMERICAN VETERANS

Posted May 25 at 2:12pm

Mrs. Marcolina’s 5th grade class hosted eleven U.S. veterans to honor and celebrate their service to the country with a ceremony and brunch on Tuesday, May 24. 

 

Mrs. Marcolina has been organizing this annual event and inviting veterans from across Orange County to it for twenty two years. This year’s fifth grade class began preparing for the veterans visit eight weeks ago.  Students were divided into fifteen committees, each with its own chair person, and assigned different responsibilities for the ceremony.

 

“I love spending time with people who have served our country. They are special people and truly deserve to be celebrated,” said fifth grader Gregory Furman who was allowed to wear his Boy Scouts uniform to class that day.

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THIRD ANNUAL 7TH GRADE PLAY-A-THON: THURSDAY, JUNE 2 – 3 TO 5 PM

Posted May 25 at 12:07pm

Make your way to the field behind the middle school and join us for the annual Play-A-Thon fundraiser and concert on June 2, at 3 p.m. The 7th Grade Band has pledged to perform three half-hour segments of music featuring favorites from past concerts, small ensemble selections, and a community play along. 

 

Snacks will be provided by the 6th Grade Band. This year’s event seeks to raise funds to offset the cost of the 2016- 2017 8th Grade Band trip to participate in the Trills and Thrills Music Festival. 

 

Bring your lawn chairs, instruments, and join us for an unforgettable afternoon of music!

IN THE NEWS: JROTC STUDENTS HONOR THOUSANDS OF FALLEN VETERANS

Posted May 25 at 11:29am

Twenty-nine cadets in Minisink Valley’s JROTC program placed 3,000 flags at the Orange County Veterans Cemetery in Goshen on Tuesday, May 24. Their memorial gesture made news on Verizon FiOS1 News/Lower Hudson Valley, channels 501 and 1. Cadets Justin Mitts and Bethany Carpenter and ROTC instructor Lt. Colonel Jon Brooks were interviewed on camera.


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MINISINK VALLEY CELEBRATES TRANSPORTATION APPRECIATION DAY

Posted May 24 at 9:54am

Administrators, office personnel, mechanics and bus drivers, it takes everyone to make sure that our most precious cargo – our students – get to school safely and on time.

 

As part of School Transportation Employee Appreciation Week, the district took the time on May 19 to recognize the dedication of Minisink’s transportation professionals with a barbecue served up by school administrators. Transportation staff contributed favorite side dishes and a dessert buffet to the well-attended celebration. 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO SOJOURNER TRUTH AWARD RECIPIENTS

Posted May 19 at 2:55pm

Thirty-two Minisink Valley middle and high school students were recently honored for their achievements in varying categories at the 26th Annual Sojourner Truth Awards ceremony, a program of the Orange County Community College (OCCC).  Among them was a high school student who was awarded a scholarship by the OCCC Foundation.

 

The Sojourner Truth Awards Program celebrates the cultural diversity of Orange County youth, recognizes the accomplishments of students and empowers them to pursue their education goals.


Student honorees are nominated by their teachers for achievements in the categories of Athletics, Citizenship, Creative Arts, Diversity, English Language Arts, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Perseverance/Effort, Sciences, and Technology. 

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TRACK & FIELD PROGRAM: SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

Posted May 19 at 8:33am

Minisink Valley’s boys and girls’ track and field teams have had a strong season, marked by new school records, and are confident of continued progress as championships begin.

 

The girls’ freshman 4 x 800-meter relay team broke the MV high school record by over 20 seconds at Kingston Tiger Relays. Team members were Julia Wallace, Claire Brenner, Leila Khoufaify, and Giuliana Sadler. Giuliana also set a new freshman school record of 10:52 in the 3000 meters at the Brian Ahearn Invitational in Warwick.

 

At the Kingston Tiger Relays, Jamie Granata, a sophomore, and Behailu Bekele-Arcuri, an 8th grader, both finished among the top-10 in the highly competitive varsity boys 1600 meters. In the 3200 meters at the Brian Ahearn Invitational in Warwick, Jamie finished second, and Behailu finished third. Both athletes finished the almost-two-mile race in less than 10 minutes. 

 

 

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SCHOOL CLOSED: THURSDAY, MAY 26 - MONDAY, MAY 30

Posted May 18 at 11:53am

Minisink Valley schools will be closed Thursday, May 26, through Monday, May 30. Thursday, May 26, was declared a "give back" day due to unused snow days.  Friday, May 27, through Monday, May 30, marks the observance of Memorial Day. This important holiday commemorates men and women who have given their lives in military service to our country. Please join us in remembering our brave soldiers by joining the community at the annual Memorial Day parade in Unionville on Monday, May 30, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Our middle school band, high school band, AJROTC (Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps), and several other youth groups will be marching, as they do each year. Classes will resume Tuesday, May 31.

MVHS SENIOR JILLIAN DOLCE HONORED WITH WOMAN OF THE FUTURE AWARD

Posted May 18 at 8:22am

Jillian E. Dolce was one of nine women recognized at the Women of Achievement of Orange County annual dinner on May 11. Her youth and achievements stood out among her fellow honorees, all of them career women, and earned her the additional distinction of Woman of the Future.

 

An accomplished MVHS student-athlete, Jillian was raised by a family of volunteers and was always taught to put others before herself. In seventh grade, moved by the struggle of a peer’s parent battling Lymphoma, she organized her first fundraising walk to benefit cancer survivors and raised $16,000. Before she completed seventh grade, she started her own non-profit, One Step at a Time. Since then, Jillian’s fundraising initiatives have raised $101,000 for a variety of causes. 

 

As a high school sophomore in Minisink, she started the CARE Club – Cancer Awareness Research & Education – to learn and educate others about different types of cancer and to help individuals and families in the community fighting the disease. CARE currently boasts 15 members. 

 

 

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