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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

2525 Mount Hope Rd., Otisville, NY 10963 (845)355-5850 / fax (845)355-5853

OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY'S PRIDE DAY FEATURES CRAZY HAIRDOS!

Posted February 22 at 12:14pm

Imagination went wild today, Feb. 22, at Otisville Elementary!

 

Take a look at some of the hilarious, inventive, fun and very unique hair styles of students, faculty and staff seen during Otisville Pride Day!

 

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SELECTED MINISINK VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL, OTISVILLE AND MINISINK VALLEY ELEMENTARY STUDENT ARTWORK TO APPEAR IN FEB. 23 ORANGE COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL'S 'ARTS BUILD CONFIDENCE' EXHIBIT AT THE GALLERIA AT CRYSTAL RUN

Posted February 21 at 1:11pm

Ten Minisink Valley High School students and dozens of students representing Otisville and Minisink Valley elementary schools will be participating in the Feb. 23 Orange County Arts Council’s (OCAC) “Arts Build Confidence” student art celebration at the Galleria at Crystal Run in Middletown.

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LEGO ‘SIMPLE MACHINES’ ENRICHMENT PROGRAM OFFERS STEM LESSONS TO OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

Posted February 13 at 11:15am

Otisville Elementary Assistant Principal Julia Downey’s January enrichment program, “LEGO Simple Machines” engaged students in investigating and understanding the operation of simple and compound machines found in everyday life using basic LEGO machine parts such as levers, axles, gears and pulleys.

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OTISVILLE STUDENTS: OUR CUSTODIANS, OUR SUPERHEROES

Posted February 7 at 3:54pm

OTISVILLE STUDENTS showed their appreciation to their Custodians--their Superheroes--with creative posters, heartfelt thank-yous, and a few humorous moments. 

They made it clear that a sparkling-clean school is also about their health, safety, ability to learn—and school pride! And they know who they owe it all to! 

A special thank you to the school's PTO for organizing this important recognition and adding to the festivities with a Super-cake and gift-bags.  (Additional photos)

OTISVILLE CELEBRATES POSITIVE BEHAVIOR AT END OF MARKING PERIOD

Posted January 30 at 12:19pm

Hats off to Otisville's STAR-students, teachers and staff on the successful completion of their second marking period!

 

The celebration on Friday, Jan. 25, brought older and younger students together to share fun crafts and engaging learning activities.

 

Students were recognized for their efforts with Dr. Seuss-themed STAR-student certificates. They will go places, indeed!

 

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OTISVILLE TAKES THE 'GREAT KINDNESS CHALLENGE' JAN. 28-FEB. 1

Posted January 30 at 8:49am

Otisville Elementary's "Great Kindness Challenge" will take place Jan. 28 to Feb. 1 and students will participate along with 10 million other students from 15,000 schools in 91 countries!

 

 

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ALL MINISINK VALLEY SCHOOLS ARE LABELED AS SCHOOLS 'IN GOOD STANDING' BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Posted January 28 at 2:50pm

All schools in the Minisink Valley School Central District have been labeled as schools in “good standing" by the New York State Education Department (NYSED), as required by the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 

ESSA is the state’s new school accountability system that replaced No Child Left Behind. NYSED announced the new school accountability designations on Jan. 17.

 

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ATTENTION RESIDENTS AGES 65 AND OLDER: TAKE NOTE OF CHANGES TO NEW YORK STATE ENHANCED STAR TAX EXEMPTION

Posted January 24 at 1:16pm

Because of changes New York State made to the Enhanced STAR tax exemption earlier this year, all residents ages 65 and older who are enrolled in Enhanced STAR now need to also be enrolled in the state’s Income Verification Program (IVP) to continue receiving their Enhanced STAR benefit.

 

In Minisink Valley, the deadline to enroll in IVP is March 1.

 

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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION EXPERT RISHA GRANT TO SPEAK TO FACULTY AND STAFF DURING JAN. 28 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

Posted January 24 at 12:45pm

Risha Grant, a diversity and inclusion expert, will speak to Minisink Valley faculty and staff during the district’s Professional Development Day on Monday, Jan. 28, and will focus on building inclusive school cultures.

 

Ms. Grant’s presentation is part of the district’s ongoing kindness and diversity initiatives to cultivate an atmosphere that embraces Minisink Valley’s diversity and supports a learning environment respectful of all students, staff and community members.

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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'S TEACHINGS AND LEGACY SEEN IN A MULTITUDE OF WAYS IN MINISINK VALLEY CLASSROOMS

Posted January 18 at 3:52pm

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s important legacy was again highlighted this past week to Minisink Valley students as part of ongoing reinforcement and recognition of Dr. King’s essential place in U.S. and global history, as the civil rights leader’s birthday is marked on Monday’s national holiday.

 

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