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MINISINK VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

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

INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR PARENTS OF SPECIAL-NEEDS CHILDREN: THU., MAY 24, 7PM

Posted May 22 at 8:15am

What community supports and state-based services are available for special-needs children and their families? How do you navigate adult services for your special needs youth? What is the state eligibility criteria for support services? When is the right time to apply for adult services?

To answer to these and other, related questions, Minisink Valley’s Pupil Personnel Services and Special Education is hosting a parent meeting on Thursday, May 24, at 7 p.m., in the high school library.  

Heather Rajnert, an education advocate with Independent Living, will present and moderate a question-answer period. Independent Living works to maximize the potential of persons with disabilities and enhance their quality of life. 

MVHS VARSITY BASEBALL SUMMER CAMP, AGES 6-14: JULY 9-12, 2018

Posted May 22 at 8:02am

The Minisink Warriors Baseball Camp is a comprehensive baseball program covering all aspects of the game including hitting, fielding, base running, and pitching. Under the direction of varsity Head Coach Dave Benedetto, participants will be taught the finer points of the game by skilled training staff with high school, college and professional experience, as well as by former and current members of MV’s varsity baseball.   

Hours: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. • Location: Minisink Valley Middle School fields
Cost: $115 per participant • $95 for multiple siblings
PROGRAM BROCHURE AND REGISTRATION FORM
Additional Information: dbenedetto@minisink.com

Contact Coach Benedetto if you need a printed copy of the program brochure and registration form. 

THIRD ANNUAL CHRIS CORWIN SCHOLARSHIP CAR SHOW: JUNE 4, 4-8PM

Posted May 21 at 2:29pm

In its third consecutive year, The Chris Corwin Scholarship Car Show has been embraced by the community and it’s a great time to come together with family, friends and neighbors. Last year, the event attracted 200 vehicles, more than 1,000 spectators, and raised over $9,000 for the scholarship fund.

 

EVENT INFORMATION & ATTRACTIONS

 

• Location: Minisink Valley Middle School campus

• Registration: There is no registration fee for vehicles, but donations will be taken at “the gate.”

• Announcements begin at 7 p.m.

• Best of Show awards will be voted by registrants and spectators.

• DJ ▪ Concessions ▪ Raffle Items & 50/50 ▪ Games & Activities

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VAPING 101: WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW

Posted May 21 at 1:15pm

There are hundreds of e-cigarette brands on the market, and they are now the most commonly used tobacco products among youth. Middle and high school students are increasingly using these battery-operated devices, often marketed as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, to inhale nicotine, THC and various synthetic chemicals.

 

And that has health officials – and school officials – worried.

 

Inhaling liquid nicotine is concerning on its own, but vaping unknown and potentially more dangerous and damaging substances is even more so, they say – and parents need to be on the alert. To help families communicate with their students about this concerning health risk, we are sharing information researched and compiled by Capital Region BOCES School Communications Portfolio. The information that follows is also available as a printable flyer.

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BOYS SOCCER PROGRAM: IMPORTANT STUDENT/PARENT MEETING, MAY 21

Posted May 19 at 9:00am

• WHAT: Important information specific to varsity and junior varsity boys soccer, including fall tryouts, eligibility and other news about the MV boys soccer program. 

• WHO should attend: Interested students (entering grades 9-12 this fall) and their parents.
 
•WHEN/WHERE: Monday, May 21, 7 p.m., MVHS Auditorium 

MVMS UKULELE CLUB TO OPEN MIDDLETOWN'S FIRST YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL

Posted May 18 at 9:00am

It's only the Ukulele Club's second year at MVMS, but its enthusiastic players and singers are about to shake the local music scene. This Friday, May 18, MVMS Ukulele Club will open Middletown's first-ever Youth Music Festival, at the Run4 Downtown Park, starting at 6PM!

 

Feeling the responsibility of the honor, our students are practicing hard, and growing more excited by the hour. Eighth grader Hannah Veety, a two-year club member and a familiar face on the middle school stage, describes the mood, two days away from the city debut. "Everyone is so excited! This is a club to come and be happy, and everyone feels included."

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MVMS LIBRARY ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF BOOKMARK DESIGN CONTEST

Posted May 15 at 12:25pm

CONGRATULATIONS to NuoYan Li, Theresa Ryan and Skyla Martin, winners of MVMS Library Bookmark Design Contest.

Participation was high and there were many fantastic entries. All students and staff were invited to vote on their favorites, and these were the clear winners.

The three designs will be professionally printed, courtesy of MVMS Student Government, and made available to all school library patrons when they check out a book. NuoYan, Theresa and Skyla will receive a small stack to share with family and friends. (View bookmark photos.)

IMPORTANT REMINDER: THURSDAY, MAY 17, IS A HALF CONFERENCE-DAY

Posted May 15 at 10:36am

As previously announced, on Thursday, May 17, New York State Trooper Craig Vedder will be providing security training to all our faculty and staff. As such, May 17 will be a half conference-day, and dismissal times will be as follows:

• Elementary and Intermediate Schools (K-5): 11:20 a.m. 
• Middle School: 9:50 a.m.
• High School: 10:10 a.m.

This is also a reminder that the district will hold a regular day of instruction on Friday, May 25, before Memorial Day weekend. These calendar changes were announced in a previously posted letter from Superintendent Brian C. Monahan.

SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE: TUESDAY, MAY 15, NOON - 9PM

Posted May 11 at 2:07pm

On Tuesday, May 15, voters in the Minisink Valley Central School District will decide on a $99.9 million proposed budget for the 2018-19 school year. This budget increases spending by 2.65 percent, or $2.6 million from the current year, and includes a 2.60 percent tax levy increase.

 

The proposed 2.60 percent increase in the tax levy — the total amount of money to be raised through property taxes — is 0.56 percent below the district’s 3.16 percent tax cap calculation, as defined by the state’s tax levy limit law. As a result, the budget can be approved by a simple majority (50 percent plus one).

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MVMS STUDENT GOVERNMENT DELIVERS TEACHER APPRECIATION ON WHEELS

Posted May 10 at 2:25pm

Do you hear a bell ringing? It’s ringing out Teacher Appreciation Week and the approaching of breakfast carts operated by Student Government members eager to give back to those who give so much to them every day, year round.

 

Every morning of these week, groups of students have been ringing the breakfast bell and knocking on classrooms doors to serve up treats—snacks, tea, hot and iced coffee, flavored creamers, etc.—in a show of appreciation for their teachers. They couldn’t be happier. "This is the best feeling. I feel very appreciated!" said science teacher Karen Johnson.

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