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SPRING RECESS: MONDAY, APRIL 15, THROUGH TUESDAY, APRIL 23

Posted April 11 at 12:15pm

Minisink Valley schools will observe spring recess Monday, April 15, through Tuesday, April 23. Classes resume Wednesday, April 24. A restful and safe spring break to all our faculty and students. 

WARRIORS FOOTBALL TEAM GIVES BACK TO LOCAL VETERANS

Posted April 18 at 12:10pm

In honor of local Veterans, members of Minisink Valley’s varsity football team lent a helping hand at the annual dinner of the George C. Smith Post 1607/Orange County American Legion on April 17, in Westtown. They were joined by Veterans from nearby posts in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion.

 

Players and coaches assisted in setting up the hall and serving the meal and beverages to the Veterans.

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MINISINK'S FBLA MEMBERS STAND OUT AT STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, FOUR ADVANCE TO NATIONAL

Posted April 18 at 10:32am

CONGRATULATIONS to all 18 members of Minisink Valley’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) who earned their participation in the 55th annual NYS FBLA Leadership Conference, April 10-12, in Binghamton.

 

Joining over 600 fellow members from across the state, they engaged in exciting workshops with dynamic speakers, and tested their business knowledge and leadership skills in several of 70, fiercely competitive events.

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MINISINK'S OUTSTANDING MUSIC PROGRAM REPRESENTED AT NYSSMA SPRING FESTIVALS

Posted April 16 at 8:20am

Students from Minisink Valley's Middle School, Intermediate School, and Otisville School delivered outstanding performances at the NYSSMA festival on April 5-6, at Monroe Woodbury Middle School. Several students will take part in additional festivals later in the season.

 

Each spring, the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) hosts festivals across the state where students perform prepared solos and scales before a judge and receive a score. Students don't compete against other students, but rather against themselves as they try to achieve the highest score possible, while improving their musicianship.

 

Continue to the full article for this year's participants.

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SENIOR MICHAEL ORTIZ NAMED THE WAWAYANDA FIRE DEPARTMENT/SLATE HILL FIRE DISTRICT'S '2019 FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR'

Posted April 15 at 2:50pm

Minisink Valley High School senior Michael Ortiz has been named the Wawayanda Fire Department/Slate Hill Fire District’s "2019 Firefighter of the Year."

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'BREAKOUT BOXES' OFFER CREATIVE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR EIGHTH-GRADE SCIENCE AND SEVENTH-GRADE MATH

Posted April 15 at 11:56am

Minisink Valley teachers’ classroom creativity is shown in a variety of ways every day!

 

Most recently, Jennifer Zaro’s eighth-grade science classes and Adrianna Anderson’s seventh-grade math classes used “breakout boxes” to engage students in a new way of applying their knowledge.

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“RESILIENCE”: FREE SCREENING, DISCUSSION ON CHILDHOOD STRESS AND HEALTH, APRIL 30

Posted April 15 at 11:49am

It’s been over 20 years since the country’s largest investigation into the lifelong impacts of adverse childhood experiences, namely childhood abuse and neglect. More recently, scientific research has conclusively linked toxic levels of stress during childhood with specific health and social impacts that can last a lifespan. Now, creative and concerned pediatricians, educators and communities are seizing on this knowledge to help break the cycle of adversity and related diseases. To learn more, and help make Minisink Valley a stronger community, the Orange County Parenting Coalition invites you to a free screening and facilitated discussion of "Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope," Tuesday, April 30, 7 p.m., Minisink Valley Middle School auditorium.

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GIRLS VARSITY GOLF TEAM PULLS OFF IMPRESSIVE WIN AND SCHOOL RECORD

Posted April 15 at 9:22am

The girls varsity golf team pulled off the biggest feat of the season at the Burke Invitational on April 10, pushing their record to an impressive 9-1. On a cold and windy day at the Hickory Hill golf course in Warwick, they defeated Valley Central, Monroe-Woodbury, Burke, Warwick, and Newburgh, shooting a school record 136 combined score.

Andrea Andalis tied for the overall championship shooting a blistering 42, followed by Sydney Buck, Caroline Bell, and Samantha Haak. Congratulations!     

OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE A FURTHER REDUCTION IN THE PROPOSED TAX LEVY INCREASE FOR 2019-20; WORK CONTINUES TO FINALIZE ADDITIONAL BUDGET REDUCTIONS

Posted April 12 at 3:38pm

As work to finalize the proposed 2019-20 school budget continues, Minisink Valley School District officials announced a lower proposed tax levy increase of 8.62 percent at the April 11 budget development meeting.

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ALL ARE INVITED TO THE MVMS UKULELE CLUB SPRING CONCERT, APRIL 25, 7PM

Posted April 12 at 8:00am

The Ukulele Club spring concert is the next big thing coming to Minisink Valley, right after spring break, on Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m., in the Middle School cafeteria!

 

Club members have been working hard to present you with a plethora of covers, including songs of The Temptations, Panic! At the Disco, Sam Cooke, The Lumineers, and more.

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COLLEGE BIOLOGY STUDENTS EXPLORE CURRENT CHALLENGES IN MEDICAL SCIENCE

Posted April 11 at 4:08pm

From concerns over antibiotic resistance to outbreaks of previously controlled viral diseases, bacteria and viruses are increasingly the subject of primetime news.

 

Researchers are racing against time to stop these dangerous trends, and Minisink juniors and seniors in Kimberly Jordan's college biology 102 might soon be part of the solution.

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