High School’s ‘Music in our Schools Month’ Chorus Concert is Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m.

The community is invited to attend the High School’s “Music in Our Schools Month” Chorus Concert on Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m  the high school. Performing that evening are the high school’s Mixed Choir, Women’s Choir, and Chamber Choir. A wide variety of selections will be performed ranging from classical literature to modern day pop. …

Middle School and Otisville Elementary Odyssey of the Mind teams to represent district at March 2 O-U BOCES Region 5 Odyssey of the Mind competition

Teams representing the Middle School and Otisville Elementary School are representing Minisink Valley at the March 2  New York State Odyssey of the Mind Region 5 competition at Orange/Ulster BOCES. Middle School Middle School team members who are solving “Problem 3 Classics…Opening Night Antics” are Giuliana Coppola, Liam Deoragh, Ashton Gibbs, Eisen Jackson, Victoria Papp, …

Two Varsity Indoor Track & Field relay teams and three individuals advance to NYSPHSAA 2024 state championships

Congratulations to the two Varsity Track & Field relay teams and three individuals who are advancing to the NYSPHSAA Indoor Track & Field State Championships on March 2 at  the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex in Staten Island Double-qualifier Kessler Hirsch advances as an individual in the 55-meter dash. The boys’ team brought …

Four high school/O-U BOCES CTE students win medals at 2024 SkillsUSA Area IV Regional Competition

Four High School students who attend Orange Ulster BOCES’ Career and Technical Education (CTE) program were among those who earned medals at the recent SkillsUSA Area IV Regional Competitions. In the Automotive Collision competition, Joshua Ulrichs earned second place; and Joshua Whitbeck earned third place. The team of Julia Schrufer, Pietro Siena and Jessica Wells …

Registration taking place for Elementary School’s March 14 Second-Grade ‘Specials Night’

Registration is taking place for the Elementary School’s Second-Grade “Specials Night,” to be held Thursday, March 14 beginning at 5:15 p.m. in the Intermediate School Auditorium. The event is a fun evening for second-graders and up to two guests, giving participations an opportunity to experience art, library, music and physical education activities together. Note: Registration/RSVP …

PJ Duke is 2024 NYSPHSAA 160-pound weight class wrestling champion; Minisink Valley wins team title

Congratulations to varsity wrestler PJ Duke, who is the 2024 NYSPHSAA 160-pound weight class wrestling state champion! PJ won in his weight class at the state championship tournament held this past weekend at the MVP Arena in Albany, where he was also named “Most Outstanding Wrestler.” “PJ wrestled great and either pinned or won by …

Boys Varsity Basketball Coach Matt Caputo is the 2024 OCBOA’s ‘Jim Taravella Award’ recipient

Congratulations to Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach Matt Caputo, who is the recipient of the 2024 Orange County Basketball Officials Association’s (OCBOA) “Jim Taravella Award.” The award honors and is in memory of Mr. Taravella, a Monroe-Woodbury Boys Varsity Basketball coach, who passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 13, 2006. This award recognizes an Orange County  …

Varsity Flag Football program is part of New York Jets’ first-ever High School Flag Football Media Day at MetLife Stadium

Minisink Valley’s Varsity Flag Football Program was represented at the New York Jets’ Feb. 22 Flag Football Media Day at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., with students Vanessa Tepper, Kate O’Neill and Coach Michael Tepper attending. This first-ever day was similar to what the Jets organization hosts for its players in mid-August, with photo …

Otisville Elementary recognizes Quarter 2 PBIS-STAR students

Congratulations to Otisville’s STAR-students for being recognized for being respectful, responsible and ready to learn, the 3Rs which are part of the Otisville’s PBIS program (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) program for Quarter 2 of this school year. PBIS takes a proactive approach to help all students achieve social, emotional and academic success. Kindergarten Rylee …

Otisville Elementary to host Incoming Kindergarten Night on Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m.

Otisville Elementary School will hold its annual Incoming Kindergarten Night on Wednesday, March 6 beginning at 6 p.m. in the school’s cafetorium. Please note: This meeting is only for parents/guardians. Visits for incoming students will take place at the end of June. During the evening, incoming kindergarten parents/guardians will have the opportunity to meet with …

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