Otisville Elementary and MV Elementary schools to hold Halloween parades on Friday, Oct. 29

Otisville Elementary and MV Elementary  will hold Halloween parades on Friday, Oct. 29. Otisville Elementary Parade steps off at 9:30 a.m.; MV Elementary’s parade will begin at 10:30 a.m.  Each parade will also feature an appearance by the Minisink Valley High School Marching Band! Details on each school’s parade are provided in these links. Otisville …

School-wide Otisville Elementary mural focuses on peace and individualism

In a school-wide Otisville Elementary collaboration, K-5 student artists, some staff, as well as BOCES students were invited to make a drawing on a square colored paper that illustrates “what makes you feel peaceful.” Students drew activities and thoughts that bring them peace- such as listening to music, drawing, playing sports, relaxing at home, being …

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 …

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 …

Otisville library project reinforces importance of diversity and inclusion

Otisville Elementary Library Erin Andersen has taken the important concepts of diversity and inclusion and incorporated them into a school-wide library project using Alexandra Penford’s book, “All Are Welcome.” The book is about a school where diversity and inclusion are celebrated. “We just wanted to showcase that even though we’re all different, and it’s our …

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 …

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