Dazzling K-12 District Art Show draws hundreds of families and community members

Hundreds and hundreds of people packed the High School cafeteria last evening, May 21, for the K-12 District Art Show and Art Auction. Gorgeous, creative and vibrant student art from all school buildings, representing all mediums, was on display. Proud students happily showed their works of art to equally proud families and friends. It was …

Voters approve $120,342,342 school budget for the 2024-25 school year

  Minisink Valley School District voters approved the proposed $120,324,342 school budget for the 2024-25 school year in a 1,500-to-1,074 vote. The results showed 58.28 percent of voters approved the budget. The approved budget maintains all current student programs and services in addition to reinstating summer school for High School/Middle School students and the 5 …

Middle school persuasive writing assignment hopes to help to increase animal adoptions while providing wonderful wall décor for Pets Alive

Persuasive writing is an important life skill and seventh/eight-graders are hoping their developing skills will make a positive difference for the animals at the Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary in Middletown. Seventh/eighth-grade teacher Corinne Yanis wanted to reinforce the importance of writing, and found an opportunity where her students could impactfully apply it to a real …

Bravo! Middle School Eighth-Grade Band and Chorus earn ‘superior’ ratings at Trills and Thrills Music Festival at Six Flags Great Adventure

The Eighth-Grade Band and Choir earned the highest possible rating of “superior” at the May 17 the Trills and Thrills Music Festival at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J. The Band earned a high score of 97; and the Chorus earned a high score of 96. The Trills and Thrills Music Festival is a …

Request for action: Please update your Schooltool website address in your browser/mobile app

The district’s Schooltool website address will be changing because of a web-related migration. If you have SchoolTool bookmarked in your web browser, please update the URL to:  https://st10.schooltool.com/minisink on Friday, May 24. As a reminder, the Schooltool Parent Portal is a web-based access portal that allows parents/guardians to view information about their student’s educational program, …

Minisink Valley is first Orange County school district to begin using a Babylon Micro-Green Farm system; all cafeterias will use fresh lettuce varieties/herbs in student meals

Minisink Valley is the first Orange County school district to begin using a Babylon Micro-Green Farm system, which will produce more than 20 pounds of fresh lettuce varieties and herbs every month to be used in all school cafeterias. “We value the importance of local farms and using their produce for our nutritional program,” said …

Online bidding is now live for High School Art Scholarship Auction; live bidding to continue during May 21 K-12 District Art Show

In addition to the stunning pieces to be on exhibit at the May 21 K-12 District Art Show, an auction to purchase beautifully, one-of-a-kind pieces created by high school students will also take place. Bidding is now open for interested individuals to bid on their favorite piece(s). The Art Department has a goal of raising …

District’s 2024-25 proposed budget community newsletter is in the mail

Minisink Valley’s  2024-25 budget newsletter has been mailed. Please expect to see it arrive in the coming days. Thank you for taking the time to review it and please vote! A digital copy is always available for immediate review by clicking this link: 2024-25 proposed budget community  newsletter

Eighth-grader Hsin-Tien Wei named top winner and earns calendar cover honors for NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s 2025 calendar

Eighth-grader Hsin-Tien Wei has been named the top winner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s  (DEC) annual “Create a Watershed Superhero” poster contest for middle school students. “The winner of the Create a Watershed Superhero poster contest reminds us of the everyday actions we all can take to protect our watersheds and …

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