Middle school and intermediate school’s recent ‘Cultivate Kindness’ assemblies reinforce the power that kindness can offer

Rich Specht told Minisink Valley Middle School and Minisink Valley Intermediate School students that a random act of kindness can make the biggest difference to someone — particularly in the face of tragedy — and he encouraged them to be mindful of the power kindness can possess. His comments were part of “Cultivate Kindness” assemblies …

High school’s FBLA collects 500 pounds of food and sundry items for Minisink CARES

The Minisink Valley FBLA’s recent canned food donation drive at the high school resulted in over 500 pounds of food and other household items being collected and were all donated to Minisink CARES. Minisink CARES helps provide food and other household items to local families in need. Thank you to all who donated and to …

High school’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) welcomes 142 new members

Congratulations to the 142 students recently inducted into the Minisink Valley High School’s chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for the 2019-2020 school year. In addition to a presentation about the club’s activities and speeches from several of the club’s members, the evening featured an “entrepreneurs panel” with local business owners Maria …

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 …

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