Welcome to Minisink Valley Middle School
Main number: 355-5242
Main office hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Student hours: 7:15 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.
Minisink Valley Middle School is home to sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students. The school’s current census is approximately 830 students. Grades are split up into academic teams by grade level so teachers can best support each student’s academic, social, emotional and physical growth. Our curriculum is designed to ensure students are best prepared for success in high school.
The school’s inclusive environment is also designed to maximize students’ safety, happiness and health. As part of this, many programs are in place to help meet the unique needs of middle school students, including:
In addition to a rigorous and comprehensive academic curriculum, the middle school also provides:
Accelerated classes in seventh-grade mathematics, eighth-grade mathematics (Algebra I), and eighth-grade Science (Living Environment) to those students who qualify for this level of instruction.
The following enriched classes are offered:
Grade 7: science, social studies, and ELA to those students who qualify for this level of instruction.
Grade 8: social studies and ELA to those students who qualify for this level of instruction.
Special needs and Section 504 students receive a variety of services and/or accommodations outlined in their educational plans.
Academic Intervention Services (AIS) for ELA and mathematics.
Exploratory classes offer a wide array of hands on STEM-related activities
A wide range of clubs and activities designed for specific and broad-based student interests.
The middle school also provides:
· Counseling services, including three guidance counselors, a social worker, psychologist and student assistant counselor for academic, emotional and social concerns or assistance.
· Athletics: Students must be in seventh and eighth-grade to participate in school athletics. A link on the middle school’s home page provides additional information.
· Chromebook Initiative: The middle school houses numerous Chromebook carts which allows students and teachers access to technology for instruction.
· Character education initiatives: Monthly assemblies, presentations and activities promote the value and importance of kindness, diversity, inclusiveness, and respect, which include proper uses of technology and social media.
We encourage you to be active in your child’s education. Please reach out to your child’s teachers, counselors, and administrators with any questions. Open lines of communication between school and home is extremely important.