An update on the Jan. 21 two-hour delay at Minisink Intermediate and Elementary schools

Thank you again for your understanding regarding the late notice of today’s two-hour delay at Minisink Valley Intermediate and Elementary schools. A water line break in one of the Intermediate School’s classroom heaters flooded several of the C Wing classrooms this morning and was quickly attended to by the district’s Buildings and Grounds Department. These …

Minisink Valley kindergarten registration is nearing: Is your child ready for school?

  The dates for Minisink Valley’s kindergarten registration will be coming soon and you might be wondering if your child is ready for the classroom. Whatever age your child is when they start school, you can help begin their formal education as members of Minisink Valley’s Class of 2033 with confidence by being your child’s …

Otisville Elementary Concert Band performances are Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 22 at 2:30 p.m.

The Otisville Elementary Concert Band performs tonight, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 2:30 p.m.  featuring four pieces performed by the entire band. “Meet Our Band” will take the audience on a tour of the band and introduces each instrument section.  “Dance of The Jabberwocky” is about the Jabberwocky, a dragon-like …

Minisink Valley Board of Education meeting is Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

The Minisink Valley Board of Education will meet Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m.  at Otisville Elementary School on Mount Hope Road in Otisville. This is one of two meetings to be held at Otisville this year. The meeting’s agenda is available for viewing via: BoardDocs. The community is invited to attend.

Registration is taking place for free K-2 boys lacrosse clinic on Feb. 9

A free lacrosse clinic will be held for boys in kindergarten through second-grade on Sunday, Feb. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the middle school’s gym. Led by Coach Chad Lakeman, along with the boys varsity lacrosse team, the clinic will introduce students to the game and will include demonstrations and prize giveaways. No …

Minisink Valley students/alumnus serve as Orange County Youth in Leadership program panelists

Minisink Valley High School seniors Kyle Fratto and Katie Burns, along with Class of 2019 alumnus Brylee Pelfrey and Josh Sandler of Cornwall High School, participated in a panel discussion facilitated by the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals to the Orange County’s Youth in Leadership program on Jan. 15. The foursome …

Registration is open for 2020 Minisink Valley girls basketball instructional clinics

Registration is taking place for the 2020 Minisink Valley girls basketball instructional clinics, open to all Minisink Valley girls in grade 5 to 8. The clinics will be directed by Coaches James Golden and Bruce Guyette, with assistance from players in the Minisink Valley Girls basketball program. The clinics’  goal is to provide providing quality …

Important reminder: Be sure you’re enrolled in SchoolTool

With the end of Quarter 2 nearing and report cards forthcoming, we want to remind Minisink Valley parents and guardians about the importance of signing up for SchoolTool.  Since the beginning of the school year, the district uses SchoolTool to electronically send progress reports and report cards.. If you have yet to enroll, please review …

Minisink Valley Elementary/Intermediate schools’ new vinyl mural reinforces the importance of exploration, creativity and ‘reaching for the stars’

Exploring life, being creative and “reaching for the stars” are qualities Minisink Valley teachers and parents always look to instill in children, and those traits are now represented in a new vinyl mural at Minisink Valley Elementary and Intermediate schools. Graphic artist Jon Contino, an area resident,  father of a first-grader and owner/creative director of …

Assistant Wrestling Coach Scott Hendershot honored for his 400th team win

Minisink Valley Assistant Wrestling Coach Scott Hendershot was recently honored for a rare coaching achievement in any sport: His 400th team win. Coach Hendershot — who teaches sixth-grade math at the middle school — has coached high school wrestling for 22 years, with the last 17 years at Minisink Valley. High school wrestling teams traditionally …

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