MINISINK VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

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

IMPORTANT NYS TESTING INFORMATION GRADES 3-8

Posted April 7 at 8:48am

NYS English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics assessments for students in grades 3-8 will occur in the month of April.  Testing dates are as follows:

English Language Arts - April 14, 15, 16
Mathematics - April 22, 23, 24

It is important that your child be at school on time on these days.  Children who arrive late will be held in the office and will complete the testing on a make-up day.  Once the testing begins, it cannot be restarted to accommodate late students.  If you know in advance that your child will be absent one or more of the testing days, please notify your child's school so alternate arrangements may be made to make up the test.

A healthy breakfast, full night's sleep, and a word of encouragement will help your child perform his/her best.

SOJOURNER TRUTH AWARD WINNERS AT MVMS

Posted April 6 at 6:35am

Congratulations to our Sojourner Truth Award Recipients!  At a recent awards ceremony at Orange County Community College, seventeen of our Middle School Students were honored for their achievement in one of the following categories: Foreign Language, Citizenship, Science, Mathematics or English Language Arts.  Those students are Tyrell Audain, Saige Colon, Gabriella Esposito, Julia Henriques, Michael Horner, Leila Khoufaify, Mukoko Kinzonzi, Remi Land, Isaiah Long, Alexandra Marton, Tia Millwood, Jhovanny Olivares, Nicholas Rivera, Kaitlyn Rojas, Jayda Roman, and Mia Vizcaino.  A big thank you also goes out to our nominating teachers, especially those that were able to attend the ceremony.

MV3 SUPERHERO CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Posted March 26 at 2:29pm

The middle school recently held a contest where students created a "Superhero Design" and "Superhero Name" to be used in an upcoming PBIS video.  The winners of the contest are pictured to the left with their certificates and prizes.  The first place winners are: "Superhero Design" - Mason VanEk and "Superhero Name" - Emily Bannon.  The following students were "Runners Up":  Joseph Loperfido, Tobias Enoch, Jocelyn Gonzalez-Coatl, Tyler Stuart, and Emily Evans.  Over 40 students participated in this school-wide event and created wonderful names and designs.  Thank you to all participants who also received a participant award and a small prize.  Please stay tuned to see the winning design as we hope to have a finished video by the end of the school year.  "Kip" was the winning name which cleverly incorporated the PBIS theme by using the first letter from each word of our motto -  Keeping it Positive!

LATEST EDITION OF THE LIBRARY NEWSLETTER HOT OF THE PRESS!

Posted March 24 at 7:02am

There have been some exciting things taking place in the Minisink Valley
School Libraries over the last few months. We have some great things
coming up as well! Click here to read the Library Newsletter.

7th GRADE BAND SECOND ANNUAL PLAYATHON TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH

Posted March 20 at 10:05am

Come celebrate Music in Our Schools Month with the 7th grade band on Thursday, March 26th! The group will be hosting their second annual Play-A-Thon from 3:00pm-5:00pm in the Middle School Auditorium.  The Play-A-Thon is a fundraiser and concert seeking donations to offset the cost of the 2015- 2016 8th Grade Band trip at the Trills and Thrills Music Festival. The band has pledged to perform three half-hour segments, so bring your instruments and play along! Snacks will be provided by the 6th grade band. Click here for a sneak preview performed by the Emerald Clarinet group!

MIDDLE SCHOOL 3 VS 3 AFTER SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

Posted March 18 at 11:13am

On Thursday, March 5th, the Middle School hosted a 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament which was coordinated by Mr. Dave Osczepinski.  There were over 100 participants and a great time was had by all students.  Congratulations to the following teams and students for being crowned champions:

8th Grade:  Michael Horner, Kevin O'Brien, Ryan Johanson,  and Ian Swaine

7th Grade:  Dylan Santa Lucia, Drew Santa Lucia, John Mack, and Brendan Beairsto

6th Grade:  Andrew Tanous,  Alex Krupinski, Jake Romano, Kyle Killenberger, Nick Westby, and Peter Krish.

HAPPY"PI" DAY

Posted March 16 at 3:47pm

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3.14) around the world.  Pi, or π, is the mathematical symbol used in mathematics to represent the constant 3.14∞ and is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.  Ms. Anderson’s 7th Grade Math class celebrated Pi Day by designing a bulletin board regarding π and its real-life applications related to the circle.  Thank you to Ms. Anderson’s class for this fabulous display.

MOVING UP IN THE WORLD

Posted March 16 at 7:44am

Mr. Clemmons’ science students have been learning about simple and compound machines and the mechanical advantages that they provide.  Students used a cable winch, or “Come Along”, to make easy work out of moving a 240 pound bookcase.  Several students also took turns using a double pulley (block and tackle).  With a mechanical advantage of 4, students were able to lift Mr. Clemmons to new heights!  During this lesson, Chris Bruschi and Sean Atwood both were able to lift and suspend Mr. Clemmons in the air.  Finally, Mr. Clemmons goes up, up and away thanks to the tag team of Trisha Melton and Aniya Rodriguez.  To view more pictures click here.

SOLD OUT- MVMS DRAMA PRODUCTION LITTLE MERMAID JR

Posted March 13 at 9:45am

The MVMS Drama production of Disney's Little Mermaid, Jr. is sold out for Friday night, March 13th.  Unfortunately there will be no tickets available to purchase at the door.  The MVMS Drama Club is grateful and humbled by the overwhelming support of the drama program.  

PBIS MV3 RAFFLE WINNERS

Posted March 10 at 10:16am

Each month, over 150 students are acknowledged for demonstrating positive behaviors in the following three areas:  Respect Yourself, Respect Others, and Respect Property.  Students receive a "smiley face" pencil eraser,  a reward slip to take home, and have their names read on the morning announcements.  Further, the PBIS team holds quarterly raffles where all previous winners' names are entered to win a grand prize.  This month, the following students and staff members were our PBIS MV3 Grand Prize winners:  Nicholas Wesley, Emma Crawford, James Delaney, Jenna Luciano, Jocelyn Gonzalez Coatl, George Trautlein, Mr. Osczepinski, and Mrs. Kidney.  Thank you to all of our MV3 recipients for "Keeping it Positive".


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