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 …

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!

Otisville Elementary announces 1st Marking Period ‘Super Star’ and ‘OE3R’ students

Otisville Elementary students were recently  named 1st Marking Period SUPER Star Students and/or “OE3R” award students during the first 10 weeks of school. OE3R students consistently demonstrated the important traits of “respect,” “responsibility” and “ready to learn” throughout the marking period. Visit the district’s Facebook page for a photo gallery of honorees.

‘I am American’: Student teacher offers sixth-graders Chinese language enrichment

Student teaching at Minisink Valley often offers student additional opportunities for educational enrichment. An example of this is Yiyi Chou, a student teacher from the New York Institute of Technology, who has shared her Chinese culture with Joanna Browning’s sixth-graders, giving students a renewed awareness of Chinese customs, communication and ethnicity. ELA students have learned …

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