Eighth-grader Sara Pauls wins 107-pound weight class in inaugural NYSPHSAA Girls Wrestling Invitational

Eighth-grader Sara Pauls won the 107-pound weight class in the first ever NYSPHSAA Girls Wrestling Invitational, held Jan. 27 at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. “This is an absolutely amazing accomplishment,” said Varsity Wrestling Coach Kevin Gallagher.  “Sara worked hard and competed fiercely against some tough competition.  She was confident, resilient …

Key Club to hold district-wide Family Movie Night on Friday, Feb. 3

The high school’s Key Club will be hosting a district-wide Family Movie Night featuring “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” on Friday, Feb. 3 at the high school, with doors opening at 7 p.m.  All families are invited! Proceeds will be donated to Erika’s Lighthouse, the non- profit organization working to raise awareness about adolescent …

District-wide Band Concert rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.

We invite you to attend the District-Wide Band Concert, featuring performances from bands in each of our schools, on the new date of Thursday, Feb.  9 at 7 p.m. in the Middle School’s gym. Performing ensembles are: The Otisville Concert Band The Intermediate Fifth-Grade Band The Eighth-Grade Band The Middle School Jazz Band The High …

Four varsity wrestlers invited to participate in inaugural NYSPHSAA Girls Wrestling Invitational

Good luck and best wishes to the four members of the Varsity Wrestling team who have been invited to participate in the inaugural NYSPHSAA Girls Wrestling Invitational in Syracuse, which takes place on Friday, Jan. 27 at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College. Sophomore Patricia Deslandes will compete in the 235-pound weight class; freshman …

Reminder: Use and/or possession of vapes, electronic cigarettes or other related products is a violation of school policy

Minisink Valley school community: We’re reaching out to share information about electronic cigarettes/vaping and their associated potential health effects. Vaping continues to be a problem all school districts encounter and you’ve likely read recent news reports about a New Rochelle High School nurse who used Narcan to save a student who vaped what the student …

Varsity Wrestling Team wins Section IX, Division I Dual Meet Championship

Congratulations to the Varsity Wrestling team, who are the Section IX, Division I Dual Meet Champions! This is the team’s sixth consecutive championship, won between 2017 to 2023. “I’m very happy for our guys and girls,” said Varsity Coach Kevin Gallagher. “They work hard every day in practice and a lot of them year-round.  We …

A team effort makes adaptive physical education opportunity possible for Elementary School student

Teamwork helps make adaptive physical education opportunities possible and is another example of the ingenuity of Minisink Valley faculty and staff. Elementary School physical education teacher Anthony Pascarelli and Elementary School adapted physical education teacher Theresa Uhelsky recently introduced their students to floor hockey, played in the style of ice hockey on a flat floor …

Singer/songwriter Red Grammer visits Otisville Elementary and reinforces school’s yearlong ‘bucket filler’ theme

Tying into the “Otisville Superheroes are Bucket Fillers” school year theme, Otisville Elementary students were treated to a Jan. 13 visit by singer/songwriter Red Grammer, who reinforced important bucket filling concepts through his comments and songs to students during two assemblies. Mr. Grammer is considered one of the premier children and family entertainers nationwide.  He’s appeared …

Community lap/recreational swim sessions offered at district’s natatorium

Looking for a great exercise opportunity? Get your swimsuit out and attend one of the district’s community lap/recreational swim sessions! The Minisink Valley natatorium offers community members  a great way to exercise during the cold weather months! Admission is only $1 for senior citizens; $2 general admission; and $5 for families! Get the schedule here: …

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