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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY HOSTS BUS DRIVER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST

Posted October 19 at 2:54pm

Cheers to Otisville Elementary school bus drivers!

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NATURALIST LEADS 'APPLE CIDER FEST' WORKSHOPS FOR MINISINK ELEMENTARY FIRST-GRADERS

Posted October 19 at 1:43pm

Naturalist Sara Mayes brought her “Apple Cider Fest” workshop to Minisink Elementary School first-graders today, Oct. 19, leaving students with new knowledge about pomology --- or apple growing, and giving them a taste of freshly squeezed apple cider.

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STAY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE FLU WITH THESE FACTS AND TIPS

Posted October 19 at 11:09am

The first documented cases of influenza, or the “flu,” often begin in October.

 

Please consider these facts and tips to help prevent the spread of flu, courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. (NCIRD).

 

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NEW ‘YEARBOOK’ CLASS REINFORCES THE IMPORTANCE OF DEADLINES, ORGANIZATION, PROJECT AND TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS

Posted October 19 at 8:33am

A new elective class at Minisink Valley High School is designed to help students learn or refine valuable career skills while producing a keepsake that generations of graduates will treasure: the yearbook.

 

 

A yearlong elective, “Yearbook” is instructed by Kat Hoolan, who has overseen Minisink’s yearbook productions for the last seven years.

 

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THEIR LIVES IN SIX WORDS

Posted October 18 at 3:57pm

High school writing assignments often call for multiple pages, so it came as a surprise to students in Emily Rufino’s English 101/102 when they were asked for a personal memoir in six words. How hard could that be?

 

“Writing a memoir in six words was a lot more challenging than you would think,” said Casey Schellberg, one of 99 students who took on the challenge. “In the end though, I loved seeing what my classmates came up with, especially those who were able to make bold statements in so few words.”

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BIRDS OF PREY MAKE LANDING FOR EDUCATION

Posted October 18 at 3:05pm

Wild things were at Minisink Valley Elementary this morning. A hawk, a turkey vulture, an owl, and a falcon landed their powerful talons on the school auditorium to teach second graders a thing or two about birds of prey.

 

Combining science with humor and storytelling, the birds' caretaker and trainer, Mr. Bill Robinson, held a captive audience with fascinating facts about these raptors. Students learned about the difference between predators and scavengers, their special skills, and their roles in the living environment.

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WALK FOR DIABETES AWARENESS WITH OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY ON OCT. 25

Posted October 18 at 1:48pm

Do you know the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? If you have a child at Otisville Elementary school, ask them!

 

For the eleventh consecutive year, Otisville is holding its annual diabetes awareness campaign with school assemblies and a walk on Thursday, Oct. 25.

 

During K-5 assemblies with physical education teachers on Tuesday, Oct. 16, students watched a video about the role of the pancreas in converting food into energy and regulating blood sugar; they read the children’s book, “Taking Diabetes to School”; and they learned about the importance of a healthy diet and physical activity in preventing diabetes.

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MVIS K-KIDS PROVIDE FOR "SOUP ON SATURDAYS"

Posted October 18 at 11:39am

K-Kids at Minisink Valley Intermediate School are off to an excellent start in their 2018-19 service projects. As part of their Soup on Saturday (SOS) initiative, they collected 285 non-perishable food items to supply a community food pantry at Holy Cross Church.

 

“This is a very generous collection for our first campaign,” said Mary Jo Wagner, K-Kids adviser. “We will be doing SOS later in the year, too. Thank you to all the members of the Intermediate School—children, parents, and other adults! We can't do good without you!”

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THEATER COMPANY BRINGS FAMOUS DETECTIVE TO THE OTISVILLE STAGE

Posted October 16 at 3:26pm

The world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes himself, came to the Otisville Elementary School to take on a mysterious case with the help of students, including our own Dr. Watson!

 

Three pages from the 300-year-old childhood diary of Queen Elizabeth I have gone missing. What might those pages reveal and whom might benefit from the information? Using his legendary powers of deduction, the great detective solved the case right before the students' eyes. And since there is no pausing or rewinding in theater, the audience was captivated.

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CONGRATULATIONS MINISINK VALLEY VOLLEYBALL TEAM

Posted October 16 at 1:51pm

By Coach Ellen Lain

The volleyball team has captured the OCIAA Division 2 Championship with a division record of 6 wins and no losses.

The team's overall season record to date is 10 wins and 1 loss, with four games left to play. The Warriors are looking forward to competing in the upcoming Section 9 Class AA  tournament.


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