MINISINK VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

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

MIDDLE SCHOOL PTO - BACK TO SCHOOL LUNCHEON

Posted August 25 at 7:47am

Parents of Minisink Valley Middle Schoolers: The MVMS PTO would LOVE to have your help. We are accepting donations of beverages and desserts for the faculty luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 1. If you are willing and able, please bring it to the MS office between 7am-11am. Thank you so much for your generosity.  Please click here to sign up.

Thank you in advance from the Middle School PTO.

LOCKER DAY - 6TH GRADE ONLY

Posted August 3 at 9:29am

On Tuesday, August 25th all 6th grade students are invited to come to the Minisink Valley Middle School anytime between 9 am - 12 pm to get their new school lock and locker.  This is a great opportunity to come in early, learn your combination, and to set up your locker with school supplies.  We hope to see you there!

MR. BRADLEY AND MRS. OLAH TEAM UP WITH MINISINK SCHOOLS TO HONOR VETERANS AND ARMED FORCES

Posted June 18 at 4:18pm

This year the Minisink Schools have coordinated to send cards and letters during the year to our servicemen and veterans throughout the world. Our two elementary schools created over 400 handmade personalized holiday cards that were sent out over the winter holidays. The Intermediate school made more than 400 wonderful valentines showing respect and encouragement to our veterans. The Middle and High School students with the help of the JROTC and Mr. Izzo created over 600 personalized hand written letters of appreciation to our soldiers. The packaging and mailing of these letters was handled by the American Legion Kids Club directed by Becky Olah at the Middle School. Middle School chorus director Mr. Bradley created the letter writing program three years ago and is appreciative of the cooperation and participation of so many students and teachers. The veterans and their families say thank you to all our students who participated.

MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENT ORIENTATION WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10 AT 7 PM!

Posted June 9 at 10:23am

Please join us on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 7 PM for our Middle School Parent Orientation.  We will begin our evening in the auditorium and conclude with a tour of the building.  We will be sharing information about the Middle School schedule, courses, and activities.  Following our presentation, there will be an opportunity for questions.  We look forward to meeting each of you and welcoming you to our school.

MODIFIED FALL SPORTS INFORMATION

Posted June 5 at 7:08am

Information regarding Modified Fall Sports has been disseminated during Physical Education classes.  If your son or daughter are interested in participating in the fall sports season, click here to review information which will assist their readiness to participate on the first day of practice.  Please pay special attention to the dates and timelines.  Should you have any additional questions regarding health forms and physicals, please contact the Middle School Nurse's Office at (845)355-5220.



WORLD WAR II PROPAGANDA T-SHIRT PROJECT

Posted June 2 at 11:37am

Library Media Specialist, Mrs. Spicehandler, and 7th and 8th grade Social Studies teacher, Mrs. Keppler, collaborated on a creative interdisciplinary project for Mrs. Keppler's 8th grade Social Studies classes. The classes recently concluded their unit on World War II, which they had studied from the home front. During this unit students spent time in the library researching propaganda posters. Then used the computer labs to design their own propaganda posters. The final step occurred in the tech room where each student used a t-shirt press to put their designs onto a shirt. The students wore their t-shirts when presenting their designs in class. Each t-shirt has a bibliography on the back because each student had to cite their sources. These students did an amazing job! We have some very creative minds at Minisink Valley Middle School!  Click here to see more pictures!

MRS. KEPPLER'S 8TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES CLASS VISITS FDR MUSEUM

Posted June 1 at 1:32pm

After studying the Great Depression and World War II Mrs. Keppler's 8th grade Social Studies classes attended an educational field trip to the FDR Museum and Library on May 19.  Throughout the day all students experienced a tour of FDR's house as well as a guided tour of the museum and library.  While in the museum students worked in small groups to fill out a guided note sheet. The answers to these questions could be found by looking closely at the different exhibits.  These 8th grade students did a fantastic job of representing Minisink Valley Middle School while being given the opportunity to experience, first hand, a very important piece of local and national history.  It was a wonderful, positive, educational and eye opening experience for all!

For more pictures click here.

MRS. LEE'S SCRUMPTIOUS SCIENCE LESSON

Posted May 28 at 3:49pm

Mrs. Lee’s 6th grade science classes have been finding fun and unique ways to grasp various astronomical lessons. From “moon” cakes and interactive models, to edible hydrogen atoms, food has been used as an effective way to understand some rather abstract scientific concepts!

Students took a "bite" out of the moon while indulging on chocolate fondant craters, maria, and highlands. They were able to manipulate oversized black and white cookies, while showing the eight lunar phases.  They then dipped into their creative banks to find various ways to model the moon in its entirety!

Next, the class moved on to the sun where hydrogen atoms (aka marshmallows) were “fused” together to demonstrate how nuclear fusion occurs.  CLICK HERE for more pictures.

MIDDLE SCHOOL PTO SECRETARY OPENING FOR SEPTEMBER

Posted May 26 at 7:11am

Want to be an active part of your child's school?  There is a position open for MS PTO secretary in September, 2015.  Please contact Lynda McKeon at lmckeon.minisink.com for more information.

PTO SCHOLARSHIP RAFFLE

Posted May 26 at 6:49am

The Minisink Valley PTO is sponsoring a scholarship raffle.  All money raised will benefit the MVPTO Scholarship Fund.  Only 400 tickets are being sold for the following prizes:

Grand prize- $3,000.00
2nd prize- $1,200.00
3rd prize-$800.00

If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please contact Lynda McKeon at lmckeon@minisink.com  Tickets are $25 each.  The drawing will be held on Friday,June 26, 2015.




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