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MINISINK VALLEY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

PO Box 217 Route 6, Slate Hill, NY 10973 (845)355-5250 / fax (845)355-5252

AUTHOR VISIT REINFORCES THE KEY ELEMENTS TO GOOD WRITING

Posted October 5 at 2:09pm

Author Alan St. Jean visited third, fourth and fifth-graders at Minisink Valley Intermediate School today, Oct. 5, and spoke at different grade-level assemblies about how good writing leads to good stories and memorable books.

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LEARNING ONLINE SAFETY FROM THE EXPERTS

Posted October 4 at 3:18pm

If your child comes home this week saying they talked with a Secret Service agent at school, it is not a product of their imagination.

 

Among their many mandates, the United States Secret Service engages in community outreach programs to provide children and families with child safety information and resources.

 

This week, representatives of the Secret Service brought the NetSmartz component of the Childhood Smart Program to Intermediate School students in grades 3-5.

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PARENT PORTAL: CHANGES TO CONTACT INFORMATION MADE SIMPLER

Posted October 4 at 3:09pm

Parents/guardians, you can now request changes to contact information (phone/email) and contact rights directly through the SchoolTool Parent Portal. Find out how to submit a request online and learn about the approval process. You can also access this information from the Parent Portal page. Find the question, "Do you need to change your contact information," and select it. 

TICKETS ON SALE FOR "SUPERHEROES: WITH GREAT POWER COMES ORDINARY RESPONSIBILITY"

Posted October 3 at 4:00pm

Faster than a speeding bullet…. Superheroes are coming your way!

 

Tickets are now on sale for Ian McWethy’s "Superheroes: With Great Power Comes Ordinary Responsibility.” Performances are Nov. 1, 2, 3. All seats are $5 each on Nov. 1; and $8 for seniors/students and $10 for adults on Nov. 2 and 3.

 

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FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT 'COOKING UP' NEW OFFERINGS IN ALL BUILDING CAFETERIAS

Posted September 28 at 3:07pm

It’s all about the food!

 

How many times have parents heard their children tell them this as meals are planned and parties are organized?

 

Minisink Valley’s Food Service Department knows how important it is to prepare not only a nutritionally balanced meal, but one that’s appealing and enjoyable to eat.

 

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MVHS-MVIS DRAMA CLUB 2018-19 SEASON PREVIEW: MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Posted September 18 at 4:01pm

The MVHS Drama Club proudly announces its 2018 DRAMA SEASON:

 

• Fall Show: "Superheros: With Great Power Comes Ordinary Responsibility" • Showing Nov. 1, 2, 3

• MVIS Winter Musical: "Cinderella Kids" • Showing Feb. 5 & 6 (directed by the MVHS Drama Club

• Spring Musical: "Hairspray" • Showing: Mar. 21, 22, 23

 

Student members of the MVHS Drama Club rave about their experience in the program as much as audiences rave about our high school shows. In addition to acting, and student-directing opportunities at the Intermediate School, students can learn about and contribute to a range of production activities such as set building and painting, costume sewing, prop creation/gathering, poster and program design, cast-crew headshots, light and sound cueing, and stage lighting.

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EVERY STUDENT PRESENT: IF THEY’RE NOT HERE, THEY CAN’T LEARN

Posted September 18 at 1:20pm

September is National Attendance Awareness Month.

 

"Every Student Present" is a public awareness campaign developed by the New York State Council on Children and Families. It is intended to help families, school leaders and communities understand the importance of consistent school attendance and the impact of absences on children's learning, especially young students.

 

Parents/guardians, you can go to everystudentpresent.org for helpful resources, including short videos on these important topics: boosting your child's confidence; keeping your child on track with school work; keeping your child healthy; and protecting your child from bullies. Go to the full article for resource links.

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BUS SAFETY DRILLS WED., SEPT. 12; INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Posted September 11 at 4:24pm

School is on and school buses are back on our roadways, with our most precious cargo on board. On Wednesday, Sept. 12, students in all grades will participate in a School Bus Safety Drill, as required by the State Education Department.

To help parents/guardians reinforce these safety procedures and integrate them in our students’ daily bus routines, the MVCSD Transportation Department is offering a review of the drill and helpful safety tips for each school.

We encourage all school families to review and discuss safe bus riding to help us maximize the safety of our students and community.

OPEN HOUSE: TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 6-8 PM

Posted September 11 at 8:30am

What is your child's daily learning experience like? Our Open House event on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 6-8 p.m., is your first opportunity to share in that experience and to begin the all important home and school communication this academic year. Research has consistently shown that family engagement is one of the strongest predictors of student academic success. Students who know that parents and teachers communicate are also more likely to communicate with their educators.

 

We look forward to meeting our students' parents/guardians and forging strong partnerships on which to build our children's education.

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FIRST-EVER MVIS ASSEMBLY REINFORCES KINDNESS AND NEW ‘GIVE ME 5’ ATTENTION SIGNAL

Posted September 7 at 1:19pm

Opening day at Minisink Valley Intermediate School featured the first-ever morning assembly reminding students of the importance of being kind and to introduce them to the school’s new "Give Me 5" attention signal.

 

Before going to their new classrooms, students went directly to the auditorium with songs as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” and American Authors’ “Best Day of My Life” welcoming their arrival. Very quickly, beach balls filled the air, creating a festive air.

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