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MINISINK VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

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

PROJECT COOPERATION 2018 WELCOMES AND CONNECTS 6TH GRADERS

Posted August 8 at 2:40pm

This summer’s Project Cooperation at the middle school served 200 incoming students, with the help of 42 high school peer leaders—and a host of volunteers. This school-funded, three-day program (Aug. 6-8) is exclusively designed to prepare sixth graders to make the leap to the middle school in September.

 

A WORD FROM PROGRAM COORDINATORS...

“This is a unique opportunity for Otisville and Minisink graduates to get to know one another,” said Jennifer Pagnanella who coordinates the project with fellow English teacher, Nick Prezioso. “It goes a long way in easing the anxiety of starting over in a new building, with new peers and personnel.”

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SCHOOL STARTS SEPT. 5: IS YOUR SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS PLAN UP TO DATE?

Posted August 8 at 11:07am

Parent-school communications impact students' social and emotional development, their engagement in learning and academic achievement. The school year is fast approaching. Are you connected? 

• Is your current contact information—including phone/email—on file with the school district? To be sure, login to your SchoolTool/Parent Portal account and review your contact information. 
Parents of NEW STUDENTS: Have you enrolled in the SchoolTool Parent Portal to view your student’s information throughout the school year? To learn more and sign up, go to the Parent Portal page.
• Do you have the SchoolTool mobile app to receive push-notifications? For complete information and to download, go to the Parent Portal page, or download directly from the Apple's iTunes store or the Google play store.

Let's stay connected throughout the school year using every tool available. And remember to stay on top of school and district news by checking in at minisink.com, or opening the news feed of our mobile app, and following us on Facebook

6th GRADE LOCKER DAY: MONDAY, AUGUST 20

Posted August 8 at 10:36am


ATTENTION ALL 6th GRADE STUDENTS: You are invited to Minisink Valley Middle School on Monday, Aug. 20, anytime between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., to get your new school lock and locker.

This is a great opportunity to come in early, learn lock your combination, and set up your locker with school supplies.

We hope to see you there!

FALL SPORTS: ARE YOU REGISTERED? TRYOUTS BEGIN AUG. 13/HS, SEP. 5/MS

Posted August 7 at 8:16am

Is your student interested in participating in this fall's sports season? Our dedicated fall sports link on the Athletics page includes step-by-step instructions for registration on FamilyID and physical exam requirements and dates.

IMPORTANT/PHYSICALS:  Please note that physicals are only valid for one year. For varsity/JV sports, physical exams must have been completed no earlier than Aug. 1, 2017, to be considered current. For modified sports, physical exams must have been completed no earlier than by Sep. 1, 2017, to be considered current.

PRACTICE/TRYOUTS START DATES: High School – Aug. 13 • Middle School – Sep. 5. Pre-Season Practice Schedules can be found under the Athletic Forms, Schedules tab. 

 

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION: AUGUST 14, 16, 20, 22, 27

Posted August 7 at 8:09am

The Registrar's office will open for new student registration on August 14, 16, 20, 22, 27, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary. 

Come prepared: Go to the "New Students" page for complete registration information, including the list of required documents, and the six required registration forms found at the bottom of the page. 


Bring all required registration documents and forms filled out—and your questions—to the Registrar, located in the district's administrative offices. We are ready to assist you, and to welcome you and your family to our school district. 

CAPITAL PROJECT: PHASE I CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

Posted August 1 at 9:57am

The first phase of the $36.9 million capital project approved by voters in February 2017 has been underway since June 25 and is scheduled to conclude on August 31.

 

This summer’s construction has focused on the elementary and intermediate school buildings at the Minisink campus. Earlier in the summer, construction crews removed original vinyl asbestos tile from 25 classrooms at Minisink Valley Elementary School and have been replacing them with bright, new vinyl (non-asbestos) tile.

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SWIMMING/DIVING CAMPERS SHOW THEIR PROMISE

Posted July 31 at 3:02pm

All 54 participants in the Swimming & Diving Camp underway this week are off to an impressive start. "We had some of the fastest times on day one!” said Brian Golden, head coach for the camp and the boys varsity swimming program. “These kids are serious swimmers, ready to go! The outlook is very promising."

 

Among campers, first grader Gavin loves swimming and hopes to get a lot better at it by week’s end. His sister Bernadette, a fifth grader, looks forward to swimming with her friends every day. Eight grader Brandon appreciates the coaching staff and their instruction, and third grader Page loves diving and making new friends.

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CHEERLEADING CAMPERS READY FOR SHOWTIME

Posted July 30 at 3:29pm

The Warriors Cheerleading Summer Camp came to a spectacular closing on July 26, with the youngest of Minisink’s cheerleaders putting on a performance for their families in the high school gym.

 

During a camp session, first-time participant Taylor, a third grader, shared some insights while stopping at the water cooler. "I had a great day and I love to learn new cheers," Taylor said. When she goes home, she likes to demonstrate learned skills to her mom and dog Coco. Olivia, another third grader, prefers the camp’s stunt and dance components.

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INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PROGRAM FOR GRADES 5-12

Posted July 26 at 3:05pm

Whether they’re seeking to improve their skills in a favorite instrument, add another or pick one up for the first time, this five-week instrumental music program for grades 5-12 meets students at their ability level. Incoming fifth graders can also get a head start on their instruments of choice, before joining the band program in the fall.

 

Students are grouped by instrument and experience for a weekly 40-minute lesson. Offered in the middle school music suite, instructors are music, band and chorus teachers from the middle and intermediate schools.

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CAMP MAC: HAPPY KIDS WITH LOTS TO DO

Posted July 25 at 3:37pm

The popular Camp MAC (Minisink Area Cooperative) attracted 132 students this summer, and is coming to a closing tomorrow, July 26. Founded nine years ago by two middle school teachers, this three-week program is offered free of charge to Minisink students in grades 1-6, with funding from the townships of Minisink, Greenville and Wawayanda, and the support of MVCSD.

 

Camp founder and director Daniel Gallo, a middle school physical education teacher, runs the program with wife and camp nurse Jamie Gallo, also a special education English teacher at the school. Campers are organized in grade groups supervised by head and junior counselors, and volunteer counselors in training.

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