Tickets on sale for High School Drama Club’s Oct. 28, 29 and 30 family-friendly performances of “Puffs”

Tickets are on sale now for the Minisink Valley High School Drama Club’s performances of “Puffs” on Thursday, Oct. 28; Friday, Oct. 29; and Saturday, Oct. 30, with all performance times at 7 p.m. For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his …

Friday, Oct. 29 is now a half-day Superintendent Conference Day

Dear Minisink Valley school community: Last July, I presented plans for using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) stimulus funds, which will provide important programs and services to our students and allow us to introduce valuable additions to the outstanding academic services we already provide. One of these programs is our new K-5 reading program. We …

Eighth-grade ‘Hate is Not Welcome Here’ assembly blends character-building education with upcoming social studies content

A recent eighth-grade assembly, called “Hate is Not Welcome Here,” blended  important character-building education with upcoming social studies content. “’Hate’ is not welcome here,” Principal Michael Larsen told students as an introduction to the program.  “That includes words, symbols and actions. Today’s important message ties into what we stress here every day: Kindness is important …

Middle school library enhances inclusivity with Japanese language character book genre labels

“Arigatou gozaimasu” (Thank you) to middle school student Winnie Wei, who recently created Japanese language character translations for book genre labels in the Middle School library! These translations join the Spanish and Mandarin Chinese translations book label genres created by students last year. Creating multi-language labels has a big impact to further support an inclusive, …

District to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with special collection drive and ‘going pink’ on Tuesday, Oct. 26

Minisink Valley is “Going Pink” to support breast cancer awareness! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Please encourage your student to be part of this effort to bring attention to the ongoing need for research and funding to combat breast cancer! Now through Tuesday, Oct. 26: Please consider donating socks, blankets and items like …

Successful NHS ‘Going Gold’ drive results in hundreds of boxes of crayons/coloring books collected for Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the high school National Honor Society’s “Going Gold” initiative to collect crayons and coloring books to donate to pediatric oncology patients at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. Hundreds of boxes of crayons and coloring books were collected from donation stations at the high school, middle …

Free classes available to district parents/guardians through the Mid-Hudson Regional Information Center

The Mid-Hudson Regional Information Center, based in New Paltz, through its Office Professional Applications Learning (OPAL) service, offers free classes to school districts who subscribe to the service. As of July 1,  these classes are open to Minisink Valley parents and guardians of current students. What do you need to register? You will need to …

It’s flu season: Please be aware of the facts about the flu

It’s flu season! Here’s some useful reminders about this contagious respiratory infection of the nose, throat and lungs. The flu is different from a cold and can be very dangerous for children. The Centers for Disease Prevention (CDC) estimate that 6,000 to 26,000 children under the age of five are hospitalized each year from complications …

Important reminder: SchoolTool is used to electronically send progress reports/report cards; be sure you’re enrolled!

Minisink Valley parents/guardians: We want to remind parents and guardians about the importance of signing up for SchoolTool, which the district uses to electronically send progress reports and report cards. If you have yet to enroll in Parent Portal, visit the home page of the district’s website to do so! On the lower right of …

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