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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT BRIAN C. MONAHAN

Posted February 22 at 5:58pm

As we continue to process the news about the unthinkable and horrific school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, we, as adults, and our students, may be seeking help and searching for answers. What can we do? How can we talk with our children about such frightening and incomprehensible acts?

 

In our own schools, safety is always our top priority. We work every single day to try to prevent any harm to our students and staff, and to prepare for emergencies. Our faculty, students and staff routinely practice different types of safety and security drills. We also rely on strong relationships and close cooperation with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, and Mount Hope Police.

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STEPPING STONES TO SCHOOL SUCCESS: DISTRICT-WIDE PRE-KINDERGARTEN WORKSHOP

Posted February 22 at 3:07pm

• WHAT: Informational workshop for parents of 2018-19 incoming kindergartners.

— Learn what children need to know to be ready for kindergarten
— Practice hands-on strategies to help them develop necessary language and math skills
— Gain an understanding of Minisink's expectations for children entering kindergarten
— Network with other pre-school parents

• WHEN: Thursday, March 8, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

• WHERE: Otisville Elementary School Library, 2525 Mt. Hope Road, Otisville.

• PRESENTERS: Alice Reh, former Otisville principal, and Jean Breheny, speech language pathologist and early intervention specialist.

THURSDAY, FEB. 22: AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES CANCELED

Posted February 22 at 12:45pm

In anticipation of icy road conditions later today, all after-school activities and events are canceled. 

FINANCE COMMITTEE AND BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING POSTPONED

Posted February 22 at 11:06am

Due to the pending inclement weather, the finance committee and board of education meetings scheduled for this evening have been postponed until Monday, February 26, 2018.  The meetings will be held at the Otisville Elementary school - Finance Committee at 6:30 pm followed by the board of education meeting at 8:00 pm.

SEUSSICAL JR. COMES TO THE MVMS STAGE: MARCH 1 AND 2

Posted February 21 at 2:00pm

You'll be sure to “tell yourself how lucky you are” when you sit down for a performance of MVMS Drama Club production of Seussical Jr., the musical, next week. Tickets are available for purchase online.

 

Performances: Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m. • Friday, March 2, 7 p.m.

 

Under the direction of Laura Martellaro Hulle, students and parents with the construction and house crews, and MVIS art teacher Stefani Caporlingua, created a Jungle of Nool so colorful and enchanting, you can't help to imagine yourself there.

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ANNUAL BADMINTON TOURNAMENT ALWAYS A CROWD PLEASER

Posted February 21 at 1:52pm

Fun-filled, competitive, and as exciting as ever, sums up the spirit of the 2018 Badminton Tournament at MVHS, held February 15.

 

A few underdogs made nice runs in both the men’s division and the co-ed division. Sean Imbarrato and Caelan Munsch, the 29th seeded team of the men’s division, made it to the final four. Matt Koval and Michelle Rodriguez, the 23rd seeded team of the co-ed division, made it all the way to the finals.

 

Always an anticipated feature of the event, participants did not disappoint with their clever and humorous costumes.

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CLASS OF 2018 PROJECT GRADUATION TRICKY TRAY: SATURDAY, FEB. 24

Posted February 20 at 4:21pm

The Class of 2018 Project Graduation Tricky Tray is this Saturday, Feb. 24, in the High School gym! Come out to support our graduating class and have a great family and community time.


Cast your lucky tickets on 200 baskets, door prizes and valuable grand prizes. Doors open at 5 p.m. Calling is at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $1.00 and food will be available.

 

All proceeds benefit Minisink Valley Project Graduation, an all-night alcohol and drug free celebration for the graduating class, made possible by the combined efforts of many people and organizations within our community. 

MVMS LIBRARY HOSTS A BOOK TASTING

Posted February 20 at 2:10pm

Picking a good read is always a matter of taste, but print books engage many more of our senses than e-books on reading devices. You can practically taste a print book!

 

Ask the sixth grade students in Ellen Ferrier and Betsy Corletta’s ELA classes. They worked up an appetite with a five-course Book Tasting at Spicehandler’s Literary Café, in the school library.

 

After browsing through the specials displayed in the library lounge, student-guests moved on to the book dining area, to the sound of soft piano music. Tables set for dinner offered five delectable courses in Fantasy/Supernatural, Realistic Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure and Historical Fiction.

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MINISINK VALLEY K-12 STUDENTS TO SHOWCASE ARTWORK AT ANNUAL EXHIBIT

Posted February 20 at 1:05pm

Artwork from 85 Minisink Valley students in grades K-12 will be featured in “The Arts Build Confidence Showcase” on Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to 5 pm., at the Galleria at Crystal Run.

Sponsored by the Orange County Arts Council, this annual exhibit features student artwork from high schools across the county. The works of elementary and middle school students will be digitally displayed. Awards will be presented at 4 p.m.

Congratulations to all our students and their art teachers!

SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Posted February 20 at 8:05am

Attention all parents of high school and middle school students interested in Spring Sports: The online registration system (FamilyID.com) is open for the submission of parental permission and health interval forms.  

• How register through FamilyID 
• MVHS students can also pick up the online registration information in the hallways, near the nurse's office.
• MVMS students can pick up the form from their Phy. Ed. teacher
• REGISTRATION DEADLINES: March 5 for HS students; March 12 for MS students.

Get ready!
 Tryouts and practices for lacrosse, softball, baseball, boys' & girls' golf, boys' tennis and spring track begin Monday, March 5, at MVHS, and March 12, at the MVMS. GO WARRIOR!


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