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 …

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 …

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 …

‘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 …

Otisville Post Office to host five-month art exhibit which will rotate artwork of students from all Minisink Valley schools

The Otisville Post Office is home to a K-12 district-wide rotating art show throughout the school year and can now boast it’s an art gallery! To launch to five-month art show, the work of Otisville Elementary School students is now on display.  Now through March, the art work of students from different schools will be …

Sixth-grade social studies lessons include unique opportunities to see artifacts ‘from the past’

Yes, a vintage red truck can fit in with a social studies lesson! Ellen Ferrier’s sixth-grade social studies class has been learning about artifacts and their importance to the study of humans and civilizations throughout the course of history. Students were asked to bring an artifact to school from a past era. When presenting to the …

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