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CROSS-COUNTRY, TRACK & FIELD SENIORS RECOGNIZED

Posted April 25 at 3:15pm

Minisink Valley’s cross-country and track & field program recognized graduating senior athletes for their contributions to the team and program. The ceremony took place on Tuesday, April 25, prior to the last meet of the season, against the Washingtonville Wizards.

 

“On behalf of the coaching staff and your teammates, we would like to thank you for your contributions over the past four years,” Coach Ed Sucich said. “The program, as well as the Minisink community, will miss you next year, and we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.”

 

Continue to full article to find out who they are, and where they’re headed...

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MINISINK'S GOT TALENT: PENELOPE SIERRA, SINGER, ACTOR, SONGWRITER

Posted April 25 at 2:06pm

Minisink Valley sophomore Penelope Sierra was recently selected into the 2018 Orange County Jazz Choir, for the second consecutive year. Her acceptance was based on her audition performance of the R&B standard “Route 66,” involving interpretation and improvisation.

 

The fact that Penelope was sick at the time of her audition, gave her no pause or excuse. She works too long and hard for the privilege of doing what she loves.

 

“Being selected means a lot to me,” Penelope said. “It inspires me to keep going, no matter the challenges. The Jazz Choir is another outlet to reach people, and share some hope. That keeps me humble.”

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FRESHMAN BIOLOGY: USING SMARTPHONE TECHNOLOGY TO CAPTURE MICROSCOPIC IMAGES

Posted April 24 at 3:12pm

They feed on their devices and frown on their vegetables, but worlds were bridged in Mrs. Jordan’s freshman biology when students used their smartphones to capture microscopic images of lettuce leaves. Students practiced this new skill by positioning their devices on a compound light microscope.

 

Like other multicellular living things, a lettuce leaf is made up of layers of cells. Viewing the complex leaf structure under the microscope shows different types of cells that serve various functions. ​Students learned about stomata (the microscopic pores found on the epidermis of plants) and guard cells (the structure that regulates the opening and closing of these pore-like openings).

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7TH GRADERS EXPLORE CAREER INTERESTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Posted April 23 at 11:16am

Minisink’s seventh graders participated in the 2018 Y2Kids Careers from A to Z Expo, an annual interactive career exploration sponsored by the Career and Technical Education (CTE) division of Orange-Ulster BOCES.

 

MVMS students joined hundreds of others from surrounding districts in informational sessions and the exploration of a variety of job opportunities and career paths. Held at the U.S. Army 2nd Aviation Detachment at Stewart International on April 19, the event gathered 150 career specialists from 60 agencies, organizations and businesses in the Mid-Hudson region. CTE students and staff were also at hand showcasing their skills and the wealth of learning opportunities available at the CTE Center.

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ELEVEN REPRESENT MINISINK AT JUNIOR HIGH ALL COUNTY FESTIVAL

Posted April 23 at 9:18am

Congratulations to all 11 students who represented Minisink Valley at the Junior High All County Festival this past weekend!

• ORCHESTRA: Justin Donders, Nathan Samse • CHORUS: AJ Bubilo, Molly Dubner, Alex Garcia, Destiny McCullough, Brooke Melendez, Recael Millwood, Hannah Veety • BAND: Jonathan Samse, Sarah Zahaykevich

Our students participation involved working through rehearsals on Friday evening and Saturday morning, and culminated with a concert Saturday afternoon at Valley Central High School. Concert performances included the traditional spiritual, "Twelve Gates," a "Phantom of the Opera Medley," and "The Best of Bruno Mars.” Bravo!

MVMS UKULELE CLUB PRESENTS 2ND ANNUAL CONCERT: APRIL 24, 7PM

Posted April 19 at 1:30pm

There’s a musical event coming to Minisink Valley Middle School you will not find anywhere else in the region: The Second Annual Ukulele Concert, Tuesday, April 24, 7 p.m., MVMS Cafeteria (dessert will be served.)

 

Presenting solo and ensemble performances under the direction of club advisor and music teacher Shane Peters, the evening will take you across musical decades with pop songs and other universal genres. Students will perform cover versions of compositions by Grave VanDerWaal (made popular by playing ukulele in “America's Got Talent”), Eddie Vedder, Ben E. King, George Ezra, Twenty One Pilots, and more. Most exciting and anticipated is the world premiere of “Against You,” a song written by eighth grader Molly Dubner! (View full-article for student/performer comments and additional photos.)

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MV VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM GIVES BACK TO AMERICAN VETERANS

Posted April 19 at 1:25pm

Upholding a cherished tradition, members of Minisink Valley’s varsity football team lent a hand to members of the George Smith Post 1607 at the monthly Orange County American Legion dinner meeting on April 18.

 

The players assisted in setting up the hall, prepping dinner and dessert, and serving the meal and beverages to the Veterans. As always, team members enjoyed casual conversation with their older and wiser neighbors, and learn about the history of the American Legion.

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BIOLOGY STUDENTS LEARN FROM RENOWNED HEART TRANSPLANT SURGEON

Posted April 18 at 3:45pm

During a recent visit to Newark’s Liberty Science Center, students in Mrs. Jordan college biology had the unique opportunity to learn about the life and work of heart transplant surgeons from a renowned specialist, Dr. Margarita Camacho MD, FACS.

 

MVHS senior Barbara Ann Grace shared her impressions about the trip. (View full-article for Barbara's reporting and additional photos.)

 

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FOOTBALL PROGRAM: IMPORTANT PARENT MEETING, THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 7PM

Posted April 18 at 3:20pm

Parents of students in the football program, please join us for an important meeting on Thur., April 19, at 7 p.m., in the high school auditorium. This includes parents of football players at all levels: grades 7-8, freshmen, varsity and junior varsity. 

Discussion topics will include the addition of the new freshman football team which will give 7th & 8th graders the ability to play only 7th & 8th grade teams, as well as all of events in the upcoming season, and off-season workouts.

MVHS FBLA: EIGHT ADVANCE TO NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Posted April 18 at 12:42pm

Congratulations to Minisink Valley members of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) who participated in the State Leadership Conference in late March.

 

FBLA State Leadership Conferences feature competitive events and elections that test students’ business knowledge and skills. Eight MVHS students are advancing to the National Leadership Conference in June, after outstanding performances in a range of business fields and topics. (View full article for individual placements.)

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