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MIDDLE SCHOOL DRAMA CLUB PRESENTS “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN JR.”: March 9 & 10

Posted February 20 at 9:48am

Don’t bother with your weather app: it’s going to rain on March 9 and 10, sometime after 7 p.m., on the stage of Minisink Valley Middle School. Handy and techie volunteers will make sure of it!

 

The drama club and a company of volunteers are hard at work to bring you a dazzling and spunky production of “Singin’ in the Rain Jr.,” an adaptation of the world’s best known musical movie, released in 1952. Online tickets are $8 for adults; $5 for students and seniors.

 

Directed by Teresia Parker, the middle school production is fast-moving entertainment, spiced with comedic twists and turns, feisty dialogue, romantic Hollywood standards, tap and chorus-line dancing--and a little poetic justice, too.

 

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MINISINK’S YOUNGER STUDENTS CELEBRATE 100 DAYS OF LEARNING

Posted February 17 at 10:27am

Like scores of classrooms across the country, many of our younger classes keep track of the number of school days from day-one to the 100th day, for 100 reasons. Using a calendar and meaningful visualizations, this daily routine helps students assimilate basic math concepts like sequence, quantity and place value. A little motivation lies ahead, too. 

  

The 100th day of school arrived on Wednesday, Feb. 15, and our younger students could hardly wait to celebrate with engaging, colorful and edible activities that put their math skills to the test.

 

In Mrs. Hoffman’s first grade class, for instance, students created necklaces using 100 beads, played Pin Benjamin Franklin on a $100 bill, and they made their own trail mix by counting and placing 10 groups of 10 snacks each on their worksheets. Using Smarties to answer questions on a graph worksheet, they grew 100 Days Smarter and had fun coloring the graph with the appropriate colors. A real treat in every way.    

 

(Photos from 100-Days of School celebrations in Mrs. Hoffman and Mrs. Kelly’s first grade classes.)

MINISINK VALLEY SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR PRESIDENT'S DAY WEEKEND

Posted February 16 at 6:44pm

Minisink Valley schools will be closed Friday, Feb. 17, and Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of President's Day. Classes will resume Tuesday, Feb. 21. 

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS SHINE AT COUNTY’S SPELLING BEE

Posted February 16 at 3:13pm

Two middle school students proudly represented Minisink Valley at the annual Orange County Spelling Bee held at Orange-Ulster BOCES on Feb. 15.

 

Seventh-grader Antonella and eighth-grader Taylor Poynton were among 22 contestants. They spelled their way successfully to the fourth of six rounds, before the final.

 

They were accompanied by their English teachers, Jessica Dickman and Jacqui Stamos, and Maggie Spicehandler, library media specialist who organized Minisink’s participation in the Spelling Bee.

 

“This was very positive, valuable opportunity for our students, and a lovely event to witness. The kids were held with high esteem, and they showed great professionalism,” said Mrs. Dickman, Antonella’s English teacher.

 

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MINSINK ART STUDENTS WILL EXHIBIT WORKS AT COUNTY-WIDE SHOWCASE, FEB. 25

Posted February 16 at 3:00pm

Ten Minisink Valley High School art students will exhibit their work at “The Arts Build Confidence Showcase” on Saturday, Feb. 25, in the center court of Middletown’s Galleria at Crystal Run.

 

Sponsored by the Orange County Arts Council, student artwork from across the county will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Awards will be presented at 4 p.m.

 

Participating Minisink students are Christa Ferguson, Melissa Faughnan, Danielle Kelly, Jack Golden, Alexandra Higgins, Autumn Beauchesne, Camila Palacios, Alicia Roy, Rachel Vance, and Taisha Santiago. 

 

High school art teachers, Ms. Boedeker, Mrs. Hoban-Rich, Mrs. Hoolan, Mrs. Morais and Mrs. Tangney are excited to share their students’ work with community.

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K-5 BUSES DELAYED THIS MORNING DUE TO HIGH SCHOOL FIRE ALARM

Posted February 16 at 8:13am

School buses will be approximately half hour late this morning picking up K-5 students due to a fire alarm at the high school.  This alarm has been cleared and high school students are now returning to classes.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.  We appreciate your patience.

FEBRUARY 15th 1/2 DAY CONFERENCE

Posted February 15 at 7:21am

As a reminder, Wednesday February 15th is a half day for all students.  Dismissals will be:

  • Middle School: 11:02 AM
  • High School: 11:20 AM
  • Otisville, Elementary, and Intermediate: 12:20 PM

POPS CONCERT TONIGHT, FEB. 13: MUSIC DPT. FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT BAND EVALUATION TRIP

Posted February 13 at 9:28am

The Annual High School Pops Concert will take place in the auditorium at 7 p.m., today, Monday, February 13. The admission/donation for the Pops Concert is $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for students. Children 4-years-old and younger and senior citizens enter free. Proceeds will be utilized for the band trip this coming spring.

 

Jazz Lab I, under the direction of Mr. Matthew Christy, will perform classic pop tunes such as “Billie Jean,” written and composed by the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. More great music by Mr. Christy’s Symphonic Band I will include “The Avengers,” written and composed by Alan Silvestri. This piece was used in “The Avengers” movies, and in parts of “Iron Man” and “Captain America.”

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MINISINK VALLEY PTO APPAREL FUNDRAISER THROUGH FEB. 16

Posted February 13 at 9:07am

The Minisink Valley PTO is running its annual apparel and gear sale through February 16. Proceeds help fund scholarships, preschool story hour, 1,000 Books reading program, mini-grants, and more. Please show your support by purchasing some of these great items. The Order Form provides additional information and related contacts.  

MINISINK VALLEY VOTERS APPROVED $36.9 MILLION CAPITAL PROJECT

Posted February 7 at 9:30pm

 

Minisink Valley Central School District voters approved a $36.9 million capital improvement project by a vote of 559 in favor (76.6 percent) and 171 opposed (23.4 percent). 

 

“On behalf of our Board of Education and the district’s administration, I want to thank every individual who came out to vote today. We are very grateful for the community’s support of our district and our students,” said Superintendent of Schools Brian C. Monahan. 

 

In the near-term, the approved capital project will address health and safety-based infrastructure needs identified by a 2015-16 building conditions survey. In the longer-term, the project will protect the tax-payers investment in school facilities and expand opportunities for student learning. 

 

The capital project carries no projected tax increase, as it is timed with the retirement of existing debt. 


The district will now seek approval from the State Education Department to complete the first phase of the work in the summer of 2018.  


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