Sixth-grade middle school assembly reinforces proper and responsible Internet safeguards and behaviors

Minisink Valley Middle School’s ongoing character education programming continued with a Jan. 27 presentation to sixth-graders on Internet safety and cyberbullying. Alexa Benincasa, representing the New York State Department of Criminal Justice in Albany, spoke to students about how to be online and be safe while having fun.   Students definitely know about many social …

Students honor Otisville school safety team for daily work to keep the school safe

Otisville Elementary School students recently honored School Resource Officers Sean Burke and Jamie Johnson of the Mount Hope Police Department and the school’s Security Officer Calvin Bailey for all they do to keep the school safe. In addition to their school safety role, Officer Burke and Officer Johnson also mentor students and often conduct presentations …

An update on the water line break at the Intermediate School

Last Tuesday, Jan. 21,  a water line break caused water damage and flooding to several of the classrooms in the Intermediate School. During the week, classrooms were relocated and extensive work has been done to completely clean and remediate the water damage that occurred. However, two classrooms received extensive water damage that required portions of …

Board of Education adopts 2020-21 school district calendar

The Minisink Valley Board of Education adopted the 2020-21 school calendar at its Jan. 23 meeting. Please take special note of some dates on the 2020-21 calendar: Students’ first day of school will be Wednesday, Sept. 2, prior to Labor Day. Schools will be closed Feb. 15-19, 2021. September 2020 1 –Superintendent’s Conference Day, school …

Budget preparation work continues as preliminary state aid projections are released for Minisink Valley’s 2020-21 proposed school budget

As Minisink Valley continues with the development of its 2020-21 school budget, the district again reaffirms its commitment to keep the community  informed on the status of its work and what it’s learning from state officials. Extremely preliminary state aid projections were released from the governor’s office on Tuesday, Jan. 21.  Currently, they show Minisink …

Elementary school’s cultural diversity initiatives continue with a celebration of the 2020 Chinese New Year

新年快乐 — Xīnnián kuàilè — Happy New Year! Ongoing cultural diversity awareness lessons continued today, Jan. 23, with participating Minisink Valley  Elementary School classes celebrating the Chinese New Year with a parade! Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is China’s most important festival and holiday time. The 2020 Chinese …

District’s new telephone system offers opportunities for middle school student collaboration in a real life application

Working collaboratively happens every day in the Minisink Valley School District, with the latest example being a three-way effort between middle school students, faculty and administration to support the district’s newly installed VoIP telephone system. Plus, having an academic Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) component to those collaborative efforts made this opportunity even more worthwhile. New York State …

An update on the Jan. 21 two-hour delay at Minisink Intermediate and Elementary schools

Thank you again for your understanding regarding the late notice of today’s two-hour delay at Minisink Valley Intermediate and Elementary schools. A water line break in one of the Intermediate School’s classroom heaters flooded several of the C Wing classrooms this morning and was quickly attended to by the district’s Buildings and Grounds Department. These …

Minisink Valley kindergarten registration is nearing: Is your child ready for school?

  The dates for Minisink Valley’s kindergarten registration will be coming soon and you might be wondering: Is my child ready for the classroom? Whatever age your child is when they start school, you can help begin their formal education as members of Minisink Valley’s Class of 2033 with confidence by being your child’s first …

Registration is open for 2020 Minisink Valley girls basketball instructional clinics

Registration is taking place for the 2020 Minisink Valley girls basketball instructional clinics, open to all Minisink Valley girls in grade 5 to 8. The clinics will be directed by Coaches James Golden and Bruce Guyette, with assistance from players in the Minisink Valley Girls basketball program. The clinics’  goal is to provide providing quality …

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