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CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY

Posted September 24 at 1:58pm

Otisville Elementary School students and faculty gathered today, Sept. 24, to mark International Peace Day (a few days late due to inclement weather) with an outdoor assembly to reinforce the concept of peace and its connections to kindness.

 

 

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT BRIAN C. MONAHAN

Posted September 24 at 12:11pm

On Friday, Sept. 20, district administrators were made aware of an alleged threat of violence against high school students.

The Orange County Sheriff’s office and New York State Police were immediately notified. School officials worked with New York State Police to conduct a thorough investigation. The threat was assessed as not credible.

Please be assured that the safety and security of our students and staff is our utmost priority and every threat is taken seriously. As previously announced, security has also been bolstered at all our schools with the placement of a dedicated law enforcement agent at every school building. This is in addition to school security staff and the continued presence of New York State Police.

COLOR YOUR WORLD AND SUPPORT HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS!

Posted September 24 at 8:42am

The Minisink Valley High School Color Run is Sunday, Sept. 30.

 

Registration and sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the race will begin at 10 a.m. at the water tower at the middle school.

 

 

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

Posted September 18 at 12:21pm

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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GOING, GOING....GOLD!

Posted September 17 at 12:26pm

Start checking in your children’s closets now for gold/yellow clothing and please encourage them to wear gold/yellow attire to school on Friday, Sept. 28, when the Minisink Valley School District marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

 

Your children will join Minisink’s faculty and staff who will wear gold to spotlight just how important raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer remains.

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

Posted September 17 at 8:01am

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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MVMS DRAMA CLUB TO PRODUCE "EMMA JV: A POP MUSICAL"

Posted September 14 at 3:52pm

MVMS Drama Club is happy to announce that this year's production will be "Emma JV: A Pop Musical!” Based on Jane Austen's classic novel, the musical features hits from pop icons such as Sara Bareilles and Cyndi Lauper.

Audition information will be posted in the beginning of October. There will be an interest meeting on Oct.3, at 3:15, in the school auditorium. Students can take the late bus home or make arrangements to be picked up at the middle school.

See Mr. Peters, Drama Club Advisor, if you have any questions.

A SPECIAL VISIT FROM "UNCLE JOE"

Posted September 14 at 3:25pm

Minisink Elementary School kindergartener Jaxon Alvarado was a happy young man on Friday afternoon, Sept. 14, because Joseph Ferramosca, his uncle, a member of the Minisink Class of 1998 and an Army reservist, stopped by to visit his class.

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MV MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOOSES KINDNESS

Posted September 14 at 3:13pm

On the first day of school, faculty and staff at the middle school had an important message for students that was not to be missed. They wore that message printed in bright colors on black T-shirts, and, just in case students were too distracted meeting old friends and finding their way around the school, these words were shared with the morning announcements:

 

“Last night, or even this morning, maybe the most important choice you made was what you would wear today. As you may have seen when you entered into the building, many of our faculty and staff are wearing a T-shirt with a simple message: ‘Choose Kindness.’"

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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY BIDS FOND FAREWELL TO JOHN HOLMBERG

Posted September 13 at 3:52pm

After almost four decades of providing custodial services to the Minisink Valley School District, Otisville Elementary School Custodian John Holmberg retired on Sept. 12, with school staff hosting a farewell reception for him.

 

Staff sang “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow” as Mr. Holmberg entered Otisville’s faculty dining lounge. He seemed genuinely surprised at seeing the retirement cake waiting for him to cut. He teared up slightly as he thanked everyone for their good wishes.

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

Posted September 11 at 4:07pm

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. (Check you child's school page for the link.)

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

9/11: THE MINISINK VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT ALWAYS REMEMBERS

Posted September 11 at 12:37pm

Never forget. The Minisink Valley School District honors those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terror attacks, and stands in solidarity with those who loved them.

 

We also remember and stand in unity with  those who risked or gave their lives in the rescue efforts.

 

As in past years,  the Slate Hill Fire Department (SHFD) held a memorial service at Minisink Valley's 9/11 monument on Sept. 9.  Thank you to the SHFD men and women for holding this service and to all who participated in the new plantings installation and the sprucing up of the monument in preparation for that important gathering.

 

The monument is located on the Minisink Valley High School campus, just down from the tennis courts. We invite you to stop by the monument today, after school hours, to pay your respects.


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