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MINISINK VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

PO Box 217 Route 6, Slate Hill, NY 10973 (845)355-5200 / fax (845)355-5205

UPDATES TO STUDENT CALENDAR: IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MONAHAN

Posted April 12 at 2:34pm

Parents/guardians, please click here to view a letter from Superintendent Brian C. Monahan regarding two changes to the student calendar. 

7TH GRADERS EXPLORE CAREER INTERESTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Posted April 23 at 11:16am

Minisink’s seventh graders participated in the 2018 Y2Kids Careers from A to Z Expo, an annual interactive career exploration sponsored by the Career and Technical Education (CTE) division of Orange-Ulster BOCES.

 

MVMS students joined hundreds of others from surrounding districts in informational sessions and the exploration of a variety of job opportunities and career paths. Held at the U.S. Army 2nd Aviation Detachment at Stewart International on April 19, the event gathered 150 career specialists from 60 agencies, organizations and businesses in the Mid-Hudson region. CTE students and staff were also at hand showcasing their skills and the wealth of learning opportunities available at the CTE Center.

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ELEVEN REPRESENT MINISINK AT JUNIOR HIGH ALL COUNTY FESTIVAL

Posted April 23 at 9:18am

Congratulations to all 11 students who represented Minisink Valley at the Junior High All County Festival this past weekend!

• ORCHESTRA: Justin Donders, Nathan Samse • CHORUS: AJ Bubilo, Molly Dubner, Alex Garcia, Destiny McCullough, Brooke Melendez, Recael Millwood, Hannah Veety • BAND: Jonathan Samse, Sarah Zahaykevich

Our students participation involved working through rehearsals on Friday evening and Saturday morning, and culminated with a concert Saturday afternoon at Valley Central High School. Concert performances included the traditional spiritual, "Twelve Gates," a "Phantom of the Opera Medley," and "The Best of Bruno Mars.” Bravo!

MVMS UKULELE CLUB PRESENTS 2ND ANNUAL CONCERT: APRIL 24, 7PM

Posted April 19 at 1:30pm

There’s a musical event coming to Minisink Valley Middle School you will not find anywhere else in the region: The Second Annual Ukulele Concert, Tuesday, April 24, 7 p.m., MVMS Cafeteria (dessert will be served.)

 

Presenting solo and ensemble performances under the direction of club advisor and music teacher Shane Peters, the evening will take you across musical decades with pop songs and other universal genres. Students will perform cover versions of compositions by Grave VanDerWaal (made popular by playing ukulele in “America's Got Talent”), Eddie Vedder, Ben E. King, George Ezra, Twenty One Pilots, and more. Most exciting and anticipated is the world premiere of “Against You,” a song written by eighth grader Molly Dubner! (View full-article for student/performer comments and additional photos.)

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FOOTBALL PROGRAM: IMPORTANT PARENT MEETING, THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 7PM

Posted April 18 at 3:20pm

Parents of students in the football program, please join us for an important meeting on Thur., April 19, at 7 p.m., in the high school auditorium. This includes parents of football players at all levels: grades 7-8, freshmen, varsity and junior varsity. 

Discussion topics will include the addition of the new freshman football team which will give 7th & 8th graders the ability to play only 7th & 8th grade teams, as well as all of events in the upcoming season, and off-season workouts.

GRADUATING FROM SWINGS TO PENDULUMS IN SCIENCE CLASS

Posted April 17 at 11:47am

To the parents of these seventh graders, pushing them on a playground swing might seem just like yesterday. But today swings are pendulums, and they're playing with the laws of physics instead.

 

During a swing time pendulum lab in Mr. Hoffman’s science class, seventh graders explored factors affecting the swing of a pendulum, created hypothesis and testing procedures, recorded and graphed their findings after each experiment, and analysed their data to communicate their conclusions.

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8TH GRADE BADMINTON: CONGRATULATIONS TO "GOLDEN RACKET" WINNERS

Posted April 17 at 10:10am

MVMS physical education department capped a badminton unit with a lunchtime tournament for the eighth grade class champions. Congratulations to all participants, and to Kai Colon and Molly Witkowski, winners of the "Golden Racket" awards in their respective brackets. 

8TH GRADE BAND & CHORUS RECITAL NIGHT: APRIL 18, 7PM

Posted April 16 at 10:23am

The Minisink Valley Middle School music program is proud to announce The Third Annual Eighth Grade Recital, coming to the school cafetorium on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m.

 

Also known at the Dessert Concert, this musical event is set up in cabaret style with students performing solos from musicals, pop culture, and classical standards – while the audience enjoys sweets and drinks provided by the band and chorus officers.

 

“This is a unique opportunity where the students have 100 percent creative control of their selections,” said Laura Hulle, music and band teacher. “It is so great to see the students creating music together!”

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LIBRARY PROJECT CONNECTS STUDENTS WITH HISTORY OF GREAT DEPRESSION

Posted April 9 at 3:07pm

The middle school library helped eighth graders connect with the experience of the Great Depression by challenging students to build a Hooverville, or shanty town, out of cardboard.

 

For most of our students, the idea of living in a shanty town or city slum is something foreign and unthinkable. But as eighth graders in Mrs. Keppler’s social studies class recently learned, shanty towns became a part of the American experience during the Great Depression. In the midst of intolerable economic and social conditions, unemployed and evicted from their homes, many Americans turned to what materials they could find to build shelters for themselves, mostly around major cities. These desperate communities were known as Hoovervilles, a reference to then-President Herbert Hoover.

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LAW ENFORCEMENT TO CONDUCT SECURITY REVIEW OF ALL MINISINK VALLEY SCHOOLS: APRIL 10

Posted April 9 at 12:14pm

We would like to inform our school community of a police presence on our Minisink Valley and Otisville campuses on Tues., April 10.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office will conduct security reviews of each one of our schools and facilities. They will be joined by New York State Police and Mount Hope Police.

We express our appreciation to our law enforcement agencies for their concern and efforts to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff.

MVCSD MAKING SWITCH TO COMPUTER-BASED TESTING FOR ELA, MATH EXAMS

Posted April 3 at 11:31am

When our students sit down to take the New York State Education Department (NYSED) 3-8 ELA and math exams this spring, they won’t be holding a No. 2 pencil.

 

Minisink Valley schools will be among 600 others switching to computer-based testing for this spring’s state exams.

 

All school districts in New York state were given this option for 2018. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) established the goal to implement statewide computer-based testing starting in 2020. (View full article for our school's exam schedule.)

 

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