Intermediate School Drama Club to present ‘Wizard of Oz’ on Dec. 11 and 12; tickets available for purchase now

Take a visit “over the rainbow” on Wednesday, Dec. 11 and Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Minisink Valley Intermediate School Drama’s production of The Wizard of Oz! With a cast of 50, a crew of 25, and an additional 25 high school students directing them, this show will warm your heart! This is student run …

Madison Yager earns second place at state diving championships; Cassie Williams has strong finish

Congratulations to Madison Yager and Cassie Williams for their stellar performances at the recent State Diving Championship Meet, held this past weekend at Ithaca College. Madison, who won the Section IX championships, was named “Diver of the Meet” and set a Section IX record of 562.40 points during that meet, placed second place at states! …

Middle school lessons remind seventh and eighth-graders that gratitude matters

In a cross-curricular activity between Jennifer Bittner’s seventh and eighth- grade social studies classes and Jamie Gallo’s eighth- grade English classes, November has been a month to celebrate gratitude. In Mrs. Bittner’s social studies classes, students have been talking about the social and emotional benefits of the power of gratitude. Students have been keeping track …

Reminders about school closure notifications

If it’s necessary to close school due to inclement weather or other emergency reasons, announcements will be made via the district’s “push notification” system, this website and the district’s Facebook page. When school is closed, all related activities, including athletic events and student activities, will not take place. What’s involved when determining whether or not to …

Silly socks remind Otisville students about the importance of postive behaviors

Otisville Elementary students wore their finest — and silliest — socks for Silly Sock Day on Nov. 22, part of the school’s ongoing “Positive Behavior Intervention Supports” (PBIS) efforts. Visit the district’s Facebook page to see a photo gallery of students and their cool socks!

Welcome to the new, redesigned Minisink Valley School District website

Welcome to the new, redesigned Minisink Valley website! The website is the result of about 20 months of work to create a new fresh vibrant look, which recently includes uploading much of content from the existing site to the new one over the past months. The goal with this new website is to provide visitors …

Minisink Valley Kiwanis members present dictionaries to Otisville Elementary students as part of annual ‘Dictionary Project’ campaign

Minisink Valley Kiwanis members visited Otisville Elementary School for their annual delivery of dictionaries to Otisville’s third-graders. This is an annual gift of dictionaries part of Kiwanis’ national program called “The Dictionary Project.” The project’s goal is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them …

Otisville Elementary announces 1st Marking Period ‘Super Star’ and ‘OE3R’ students

Otisville Elementary students were recently  named 1st Marking Period SUPER Star Students and/or “OE3R” award students during the first 10 weeks of school. OE3R students consistently demonstrated the important traits of “respect,” “responsibility” and “ready to learn” throughout the marking period. Visit the district’s Facebook page for a photo gallery of honorees.

‘I am American’: Student teacher offers sixth-graders Chinese language enrichment

Student teaching at Minisink Valley often offers student additional opportunities for educational enrichment. An example of this is Yiyi Chou, a student teacher from the New York Institute of Technology, who has shared her Chinese culture with Joanna Browning’s sixth-graders, giving students a renewed awareness of Chinese customs, communication and ethnicity. ELA students have learned …

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