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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Important reminder: Be sure you’re enrolled in SchoolTool

With the end of Quarter 2 nearing and report cards forthcoming, we want to remind Minisink Valley parents and guardians about the importance of signing up for SchoolTool.  Since the beginning of the school year, the district uses SchoolTool to electronically send progress reports and report cards.. If you have yet to enroll, please review …

Assistant Wrestling Coach Scott Hendershot honored for his 400th team win

Minisink Valley Assistant Wrestling Coach Scott Hendershot was recently honored for a rare coaching achievement in any sport: His 400th team win. Coach Hendershot — who teaches sixth-grade math at the middle school — has coached high school wrestling for 22 years, with the last 17 years at Minisink Valley. High school wrestling teams traditionally …

Stay informed about flu facts during this very active flu season

Flu season lasts through April, and  media reports continue to stress this flu season is a more active one than in past years. Health officials are also reminding the community about the importance of vaccinations, adding it’s the best way to protect oneself. Stay informed: It’s flu season: Know  the facts about flu  

High School Drama Club to present ‘Mary Poppins’ March 26, 27 and 28

Get ready for a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious time! The Minisink Valley High School Drama Club’s spring musical is Mary Poppins! Performances for this wonderful family show are March 26, 27, and 28 and tickets will go on sale in February! More information will be coming soon!

Middle school students create multi-language library labels to reinforce an inclusive, kind learning environment and cultural diversity awareness

Sometimes, the simple act of creating multi-language labels can make a big impact to further support an inclusive, kind learning environment and cultural diversity awareness. In this instance, a group of middle school students recently worked with staff to create genre labels for sections of the middle school’s library with Mandarin Chinese characters and Spanish …

Visit Minisink Valley’s Facebook page and ‘like’ us!

Did you know Minisink Valley’s Facebook page features thousands of great photos which show what’s going on at Otisville Elementary, Minisink Valley Elementary, Minisink Valley Intermediate School, Minisink Valley Middle School and Minisink Valley High School? Join the thousands of people (and growing!) in the greater Minisink Valley area who “follow” the district’s page. You …

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