Junior PJ Duke and freshman Wyatt Boice earn wrestling All-American status

Congratulations to junior PJ Duke and freshman Wyatt Boice for earning All-American status at the 35th annual National High School Coaches Association’s (NHSCA) High School Wrestling Nationals, held April 5 to 8 in Virginia Beach. PJ took first place in the 152-weight class; and Wyatt took fifth place in the 138-pound weight class. The top …

District’s Music Department again honored with national NAMM Foundation ‘Best Communities in Music Education’ recognition

The Minisink Valley School District has again been honored with the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation from The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. This is the second consecutive year the district’s Music Department has been recognized with this national distinction. Minisink Valley is one of 975 school districts designated as being among …

Ongoing character education curriculum infuses kindness in all academic and co-curricular programs

Minisink Valley’s character education curriculum supports the robust academic, athletic and co-curricular programs offered and available throughout the school year and features one constant element: It’s important to be kind. “Character education is an extremely important in today’s world,” said Superintendent Brian Monahan. “We know, and research supports this, that how a young person acts …

Six Winter 2024 varsity teams earn NYSPHSAA Team-Scholar Awards

Congratulations to the six Minisink Valley High School Winter 2024 sports teams who have recently been named by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) as Team-Scholar Award recipients. To qualify as a team, 75% of a team’s average GPA for the season must be equal to or greater than 90%. “We’re …

Tickets now on sale for High School Drama Club’s upcoming performances of ‘Legally Blonde The Musical’

Tickets are on sale for the High School  Drama Club’s musical, “Legally Blonde The Musical,” with performances on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m. There’s also a special Thursday, April 11 performance at 4 p.m. where all seats are $5. A fabulously fun award-winning …

Important Solar Eclipse update: Schools to dismiss early on Monday, April 8

Minisink Valley parents/guardians: As promised, we’re following up on our March 22 message regarding the April 8 North American Solar Eclipse. For many, this is a once-in-a-lifetime event and a tremendous educational experience that we encourage everyone to witness safely.     Based on reliable forecasts for April 8 which indicate mostly sunny weather, the district …

Juniors Daisy Finke and Audrey Guido honored at O-U BOCES’ 2024 Humanities Honoree Awards Ceremony

Two High School  juniors were among the 34 students honored at Orange-Ulster BOCES’ 2024 Humanities Honoree Awards Ceremony and Breakfast at the Country Club at the Otterkill Country Club on March 19. Daisy Finke and Audrey Guido were honored for distinguishing themselves in the arts and humanities. This event celebrated seniors and juniors who were …

Four High School Key Club students honored at New York District’s 76th annual Leadership Training Conference

Four High School Key Club students were recognized for their dedication, efforts and community contributions during the New York District of Key Club International’s 76th annual Leadership Training Conference, held in Albany March 15 to 17. They are: Kaitlyn McElduff, 2023-2024 Key Club President, who was named the recipient of the $1,000 Governor’s Scholarship. Shannon …

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