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MVHS DRAMA CLUB HOSTS CABARET: FRIDAY, MAY 18, 6-8PM

Posted May 18 at 9:10am

By Nicoletta Lombardo

 

Come join us for dessert and a night of singing, acting and dancing at Minisink Valley High School’s first ever Cabaret! Featuring our own student talent, the event will take place on Friday, May 18, 6-8 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for anyone 12 and under. All proceeds will benefit the MVHS Drama Club.

 

Sophomore Ryan Fogler, organizer of the cabaret, is excited for the opportunity to share his fellow drama members’ talent with the community. Inspired by the energy and enjoyment the performers brought to the audience at a cabaret he attended in Forestburgh, he “wanted to bring that same feeling of enjoyment to Minisink.”

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MVMS UKULELE CLUB TO OPEN MIDDLETOWN'S FIRST YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL

Posted May 18 at 9:00am

It's only the Ukulele Club's second year at MVMS, but its enthusiastic players and singers are about to shake the local music scene. This Friday, May 18, MVMS Ukulele Club will open Middletown's first-ever Youth Music Festival, at the Run4 Downtown Park, starting at 6PM!

 

Feeling the responsibility of the honor, our students are practicing hard, and growing more excited by the hour. Eighth grader Hannah Veety, a two-year club member and a familiar face on the middle school stage, describes the mood, two days away from the city debut. "Everyone is so excited! This is a club to come and be happy, and everyone feels included."

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MVIS 5TH GRADE BAND SPRING CONCERT: WED., MAY 23, 7PM

Posted May 17 at 3:06pm

MVIS band program invites you to the Fifth Grade Band spring concert on Wed., May 23, at 7 p.m., in the school auditorium.

The Sixth Grade Honor Band will contribute a guest performance to the evening, as a way to encourage their fifth grade peers to continue playing their instruments as they move up to the middle school.

Arrive early and enjoy a student artwork exhibit in the school lobby.

MVIS SPRING CHORUS CONCERT AND STUDENT ART SHOW: TUESDAY, MAY 15, 7PM

Posted May 16 at 2:10pm

The Intermediate School Music Department invites all community members to the Spring Chorus Concert on Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m.

Under the direction of Danielle Cornacchio, this year’s performance will feature the fourth and fifth grade choirs, and is sure to be full of fun and spirit with selections such as “A Million Dreams,” “Colors of the Wind," and "Count on Me."

Make it a family night-out and join us for this joyous event! Arrive early to admire the Student Art Show set up outside the MVIS auditorium! (Additional Photos)

MINISINK GOLFER BRANDON BELL SCORES PROGRAM'S HIGHEST FINISH IN 15 YEARS

Posted May 16 at 1:11pm

By Coach Luke McDonald

A big congratulations goes out to Warrior golfer Brandon Bell. Brandon shot an 84, including a chip in birdie on his last hole, at the Orange County League championships held at West Point Golf Club. Brandon finished 10th out of 50 competitors. He will move on to the section 9 championships next week.

This is the highest finish by a Warrior golfer in the last 15 years. Brandon was also named the recipient of the Chuck Reynolds sportsmanship award by all of the coaches in Orange County, unanimously. This award was established in memory of former Minisink teacher and coach, Chuck Reynolds. It recognizes a senior who  demonstrates the highest standard of proper etiquette, leadership, and sportsmanship. Congratulations Brandon and good luck next week!

MINISINK VALLEY VOTERS APPROVE 2018-2019 BUDGET

Posted May 15 at 9:35pm

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Minisink Valley Central School District voters approved the 2018-19 school budget, with 653 casting votes in favor of the $99.9 million spending plan and 267 opposed. Voters also approved the bus purchase proposition by a vote of 626 to 293.

The approved budget calls for a spending increase of 1.39 percent and a 1.50 percent tax levy increase. It adds and reinstates new programs and positions and maintains all current programs and services designed to meet student needs and strengthen student support.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTION RESULTS

There were four candidates for three BOE seats on this year’s ballot for 3-year-terms commencing July 1 of this year and going through June 30, 2021. Vote totals were as follows: 

  • Christopher Briecke – 551
  • Kathlee DeRose – 600
  • Linda Horan – 496
  • Catherine Prezioso - 541

"We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of our community members who came out to vote on May 15," said Superintendent Brian C. Monahan. "The approved budget ensures the continued enhancement of learning opportunities for all our students, while balancing the needs of our taxpayers and our fiscal responsibility. Your support is greatly appreciated."

IMPORTANT REMINDER: THURSDAY, MAY 17, IS A HALF CONFERENCE-DAY

Posted May 15 at 10:36am

As previously announced, on Thursday, May 17, New York State Trooper Craig Vedder will be providing security training to all our faculty and staff. As such, May 17 will be a half conference-day, and dismissal times will be as follows:

• Elementary and Intermediate Schools (K-5): 11:20 a.m. 
• Middle School: 9:50 a.m.
• High School: 10:10 a.m.

This is also a reminder that the district will hold a regular day of instruction on Friday, May 25, before Memorial Day weekend. These calendar changes were announced in a previously posted letter from Superintendent Brian C. Monahan.

MVHS STUDENT ARTWORK ON EXHIBIT AT STEWART INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Posted May 15 at 9:18am

The artwork of two Minisink Valley High School students was selected to be part of an exhibit at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, May through November of 2018.

 

The selected MVHS student pieces are Melissa Faughnan’s watercolor portrait of actor Joe Keery, and Isabella Lynch’s “Spirit Animal,” a fine-point Sharpie illustration.

 

Sponsored by the Orange County Arts Council, works on exhibit were selected based on artistic skill, emotional impact, and use of medium.

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MINISINK VALLEY BOE MEMBERS RECOGNIZED BY STATE SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

Posted May 14 at 3:59pm

We are pleased to announce that two members of Minisink Valley’s Board of Education (BOE) were recognized by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) with Board Achievement Awards.

BOE Vice-president William Cooper and BOE President Joseph Flaherty were acknowledged for their dedication of extensive time and effort as school board volunteers, and for continually striving to enhance their knowledge and skills of school board governance.

The Minisink Valley Central School District and Board of Education congratulate Mr. Cooper and Mr. Flaherty on their achievements on behalf of our school community and commend them for their exemplary service and leadership.

GRADUATING SOFTBALL PLAYERS RECOGNIZED

Posted May 14 at 1:26pm

Four graduating seniors and members of Minisink Valley’s varsity softball team—Aubrey Ketcham, Elizabeth Lachenal, Alayna Savaglio and Sarah Woodruff—were officially recognized along with their families and coaches on Thursday, May 10.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Minisink’s Class of 2018 softball players for their hard work, commitment and dedication to Minisink Valley’s softball program.

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