High school students are helping COVID-19 front line workers by making mask extender straps using their home 3D printers

A Minisink Valley High School sophomore, with help from his friends and family, has been making mask extender straps using 3D printers and donating those extenders to front line health care workers during this COVID-19 outbreak. Koleton Briecke, with assistance from senior Matthew Biddle and sophomore Conor Rothbaum, brothers Gavin and Payton Briecke, friends Adian …

NYSPHSAA cancels all 2020 spring state championship events; ‘local/regular season’ play decision remains on hold

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has announced the cancellation of all 2020 spring state championship events today, April 27. The impacted events are boys and girls track & field, boys tennis, softball, baseball, golf and both boys and girls lacrosse state championships scheduled to be held between June 4 and …

Board of Education to meet on Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. via Google Meets

The Minisink Valley Board of Education will meet Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. via Google Meets. To access this meeting: Join by phone: ‪1 -609-664-0020‬ PIN: ‪898 196 727‬# The meeting’s agenda  is available for viewing via: BoardDocs. The community is invited to attend via Google  Meets.

A milestone! As production continues, technology teachers produce the 2,000th face shield to be donated to COVID-19 front line workers

Today, April 24, Minisink Valley’s technology teachers made their 2,000th face shield using the district’s 3D printers, which they and the district are donating to COVID-19 front line workers. This face shield production milestone is due to the community’s support of the volunteer work of teachers Rich Budd, Jonathan Clemmons and Chistopher Tuthill. Their efforts …

Attention Minisink Valley families seeking child care assistance during the extended school closure: New York State is using a portion of federal funds to provide child care to qualified families at no cost

New York State is using a portion of the federal “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security” (CARES) Act funds to provide child care to eligible workers at no cost. The $2 trillion CARES Act was passed by Congress and signed into law on March 27 to help protect the American people from the public health …

Orange County 4-H makes masks for local organizations, including Minisink Valley’s Transportation Department

Orange County 4-H members, which includes a Minisink Valley student, have made masks for health care workers, first responders and essential workers to help them in their work during this COVID-19 outbreak. Fifth-grader Hannah Wieboldt, with help from brother Silas, made 10 masks which were delivered to the Minisink Valley Transportation Department.  Each weekday, different …

Five additional seniors also sign Division II National Letters of Intent

Five Minisink Valley High School students have also signed Division II NCAA National Letters of Intent and are now positioned for success at their chosen schools next year. Mia Macaluso, wrestling, East Stroudsburg University Mia was a five-year varsity team member who placed fourth in the 2020 Section IX championships.  She is also a three …

Reminder: No decisions have been made on currently postponed district/school events

As district/school building officials continue to focus on the very important academic/instructional issues during the extended school closure, please know we remain aware of the many district/school events which are not taking place during this same time. No decisions have been made regarding rescheduling or cancelling district/school events or programs. Please know we recognize all …

An April 17 update on the extended school closure from Superintendent Brian Monahan

Dear Minisink Valley School community: We have finished our first week of the beginning of Quarter 4, which includes the introduction of new instruction under our revised Quarter 4 grading system. High school update on the new instructional plan Middle school update on the new instructional plan Elementary schools’ update on the new instructional plan Our …

Five seniors sign Division I/Division II NCAA National Letters of Intent

Five Minisink Valley High School students have signed Division I/Division II NCAA National Letters of Intent and are now positioned for success at their chosen schools next year. Division I Robert Decker, indoor/outdoor track and field, Manhattan College RJ was Section IX champion in weight throw and placed in the top group at states. His …

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