Board of Education seeks candidates to fill newly vacant board position

The Minisink Valley Board of Education is seeking candidates to fill a recently vacant board position. This board seat is available until the next election which will be held on May 18, 2021. Letters of interest are invited by any person interested in filling this position. In addition to stating the reasons for interest, individuals …

Annual, and now virtual, Orange County ‘Red Ribbon Week’ is a reminder about alcohol and drug prevention

Monday, Oct. 26 kicks off the 31st annual Red Ribbon Week, sponsored by the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) of Orange County. The theme of the week is “Be Happy, Be Brave, Be Drug Free.” Special guest speaker Marc Mero, a champion boxer and former WCW and WWE wrestling champ, will kick off the week’s activities.  Mero reached …

Important reminders about this year’s flu season: Please consider flu vaccines for everyone in your family

Flu, or influenza, spreads easily and can make people very sick, especially children. As a reminder, flu symptoms include: Fever or chills, body aches, cough, sore throat, headache, runny or stuffy nose, feeling very tired. Some people, especially children, may have stomach problems and diarrhea. Unlike a cold, the flu comes on very suddenly. Prevent …

High School FBLA’s needy family school supply distribution is Friday, Oct. 23

All kinds of school supplies will be available to needy families as a result of Minisink Valley High School FBLA’s successful School Supplies Drive. Distribution of these bags will be held on Friday, Oct. 23 from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. at the high school’s main entrance.             “Any Minisink Valley …

Board of Education to meet Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. via Google Meets

The Minisink Valley Board of Education will meet Thursday,  Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. via Google Meets. To access this meeting: Join by phone: 1-504-517-5607 PIN: 586 120 847 # The meeting’s agenda is available for viewing via: BoardDocs. The community is invited to attend via Google Meets.

Parent/guardian response required: Please advise your school of your 2nd Quarter instructional plan choice

Dear Parents and Guardians: It’s already the middle of the 1st Quarter and we continue to be grateful for your patience during this unprecedented time. It has been critical to Minisink Valley’s successful reopening. With the 2nd Quarter nearing, this is an opportunity for you to determine your child’s instructional plan for the 2nd Quarter. …

Sophomores Antonella Lombardo and Hannah Veety represent high school at Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Virtual Conference

Congratulations to high school sophomores Antonella Lombardo and Hannah Veety, for being selected to represent Minisink Valley High School at the recent Hugh O’Brien (HOBY) Youth Leadership Virtual Conference. Each year, the school selects two sophomores who exhibit outstanding leadership qualities to represent the school.  They joined other students at the New York State virtual …

Joseph Flaherty and Christian Ranaudo named Mid-Hudson School Study Council’s 2020 Award for Excellence honorees

Board of Education President Joseph Flaherty and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Christian Ranaudo have been named recipients of the Mid-Hudson School Study Council’s 2020 Awards for Excellence. Each year, the Newburgh-based organization honors those in the education field who display excellence in their work. Mr. Flaherty is a recipient of the Council’s Award …

‘Remote Wednesday’ asynchronous days to continue through the end of December

Minisink Valley’s “Remote Wednesday” asynchronous days will continue through the end of December. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Christian Ranaudo said “Remote Wednesdays” have been extremely useful for students and faculty, providing students the opportunity to work remotely with their teachers for extra help while independently completing assignments which reinforce in-class or synchronous live-streaming …

Theresa Uhelsky is New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance’s ‘Adapted Physical Education & Sports Section Amazing Person Award’ recipient

Adapted physical education is physical education which has been adapted or modified, so that it is as appropriate for the person with a disability as it is for a person without a disability.  The intent is to instruct and give students the skills necessary for a lifetime of rich leisure, recreation, and sport experiences to …

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