MINISINK VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

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THIRD ANNUAL 7TH GRADE PLAY-A-THON: THURSDAY, JUNE 2 – 3 TO 5 PM

Posted May 25 at 12:07pm

Make your way to the field behind the middles school and join us for the annual Play-A-Thon fundraiser and concert on June 2, at 3 p.m. The 7th Grade Band has pledged to perform three half-hour segments of music featuring favorites from past concerts, small ensemble selections, and a community play along. 

 

Snacks will be provided by the 6th Grade Band. This year’s event seeks to raise funds to offset the cost of the 2016- 2017 8th Grade Band trip to participate in the Trills and Thrills Music Festival. 

 

Bring your lawn chairs, instruments, and join us for an unforgettable afternoon of music!

MASTER CHORAL TEACHER WORKS WITH MIDDLE SCHOOL CHORUSES

Posted May 23 at 8:02am

Any other time, she might be found on stage at Carnegie Hall, but on May 16, 17 and 19, classical soprano Eileen Mackintosh staged a series of invigorating choral workshops for Minisink Valley Middle School chorus students in grades 6-8.

 

Following their lesson with Mrs. Mackintosh, a group of 8th graders shared the glee and invigoration they drew from the experience. 

 

“Mrs. Mackintosh brings a new perspective that helps me feel the music in different ways and find new meaning in singing,” Brendan said.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO SOJOURNER TRUTH AWARD RECIPIENTS

Posted May 19 at 2:51pm

Thirty-two Minisink Valley middle and high school students were recently honored for their achievements in varying categories at the 26th Annual Sojourner Truth Awards ceremony, a program of the Orange County Community College (OCCC).  Among them was a high school student who was awarded a scholarship by the OCCC Foundation.

 

The Sojourner Truth Awards Program celebrates the cultural diversity of Orange County youth, recognizes the accomplishments of students and empowers them to pursue their education goals.

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FIRST ANNUAL CHRIS CORWIN SCHOLARSHIP CAR SHOW: MONDAY, MAY 23, 4-7PM

Posted May 16 at 2:37pm

On Monday, May 23, from 4-7p.m. Minisink Valley Middle School will host a car show sponsored by the MVMS Technology Club to help raise funds for the Chris Corwin Scholarship Fund. 

 

Attractions and Activities:

• Concession with BBQ items
• Popcorn, cotton candy & ice cream
• DJ
• Face painting & yard games
• Raffle items and 50/50
• State and local police
• Local Fire Department and EMS

For more information contact Andy Mink, amink@minisink.com or Rich Budd, rbudd@minisink.com or go to https://googl/G9iT7d  All are welcome! 

SCHOOL CLOSED: THURSDAY, MAY 26 - MONDAY, MAY 30

Posted May 16 at 12:06pm

Minisink Valley schools will be closed Thursday, May 26, through Monday, May 30. Thursday, May 26, was declared a "give back" day due to unused snow days.  Friday, May 27, through Monday, May 30, marks the observance of Memorial Day. This important holiday commemorates men and women who have given their lives in military service to our country. Please join us in remembering our brave soldiers by joining the community at the annual Memorial Day parade in Unionville on Monday, May 30, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Our middle school band, high school band, AJROTC (Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps), and several other youth groups will be marching, as they do each year. Classes will resume Tuesday, May 31.

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS JOIN HAITIAN CLASSROOM VIA SKYPE

Posted May 12 at 2:22pm

Communications technology has made the world smaller and more accessible, and Minisink Valley is using it to widen its borders overseas. On May 5, Mrs. Villa’s 6th grade class gathered in the middle school library to speak to students and teachers at the Heart in Haiti school via Skype.

 

Leading up to the Skype event, students were introduced to Haitian culture through research, videos, and slide presentations – including one, just minutes earlier, by Carina Blon, a liaison for the partnership with the Haitian school.    

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MIDDLE SCHOOL 6TH, 7TH AND 8TH GRADE BANDS SPRING CONCERT TONIGHT, MAY 11, AT 6:30 PM

Posted May 10 at 4:03pm

All are invited to enjoy and support the Middle School 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Bands Spring Concert, “There’s Music in the Air!”

 

Beginning at 6:30p.m., the 6th Grade Band, directed by Ms. Megan Shafer, will perform  the band’s favorites, “Junkyard Jam,” by Kevin Mixon, and Walk the Moon’s “Shut up and Dance.”

 

The 7th and 8th Grade Bands, directed by Ms. Laura Martellaro, will perform at 7:45p.m. Musical pieces will include popular themes from “Pink Panther,” “Mission Impossible,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean,” as well as classics such as “Shenandoah” and “Soul Man.” Both groups will join for a huge finale you don’t want to miss!

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS CELEBRATE TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

Posted May 9 at 12:25pm

May 2-6 was National Teacher Appreciation Week. Members of the Student Government at the middle school took it upon themselves to celebrate and honor our teachers with daily gestures of appreciation.

 

A breakfast cart was stocked and wheeled around every morning to deliver hot drinks and breakfast bites, right to the classroom. On the first day, teachers were gifted a “Keep calm and teach on” traveling mug. They were acknowledged in the daily announcements and entered in a gift-card raffle. At the end of the day, they found candy treats and “love notes” in their mailboxes. On Friday, they were treated to a bagel and coffee breakfast. 

 

Since 1984, the National PTA has designated the first week in May as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating children. The week is an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding contributions teachers make every day to educate, innovate, encourage and support children and youth. Their impact begins in the classroom, but extends to families, communities and the country.

 

It’s always a good day to thank a teacher!

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CLASS OF 2020 SHIRTS FOR SALE

Posted May 4 at 7:08am

Attention 8th Grade Parents:

Any parents interested in purchasing a Class of 2020 t-shirt, please contact Lynda McKeon at lmckeon@minisink.com.  Shirts are available for $10 each and have each of the 8th graders names on the back. 

MV STUDENTS PERFORM AT JUNIOR HIGH ALL-COUNTY FESTIVAL

Posted April 27 at 9:30am

Thirteen Minisink Valley students in grades 7-9 participated in the Junior High All County Festival on April 15-16, at the Pine Bush High School. Students throughout Orange County auditioned in February for the chance to be selected to this prestigious event.  

“The purpose of this festival is to give students who are at the top of their school’s music department an opportunity to perform with others who are at the same performance level,” said Laura Martellaro, music/band teacher. 

 

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