December 2, 2016 - There's been two corrections to our calendar recently.
The Semiformal on Saturday ends at 10:00 pm. The calendar incorrectly had the ending time of 10:30
The Winter Band Concert on December 8th is for grades 5-12.
Letters to Santa Make Dreams Come True
December 1, 2016 - Hoosic Valley students join together with area schools to make wishes come true by writing letters to Santa. If the goal of 25,000 letters is delivered on "Believe Day", Macy's will donate $50,000 to Make-A-Wish. Students in the Elementary and High School at Hoosic Valley have been busy getting on Santa's "nice" list by writing their very own letters. Our National Honor Society members visited the elementary cafeteria to help our young students write and decorate their letters. Thanks go out to a very special little boy in Hoosick Falls for organizing this fundraiser and reaching out to area school districts to join in the fun. Click here for photos.
Students Sing from the Heart at Tree Lighting
December 1, 2016 - On a cold Saturday during Thanksgiving recess, eight students gave their time and voices to honor those who have gone before at the fourth annual Radiant Peace Tree Lighting Ceremony in Schaghticoke. More than 75 trees were decorated to remember those whom the community has lost over the years. The gathering is commemorated with a ceremony at dusk on the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year.
This is the third year Hoosic Valley music students have participated in the event. Students in Mrs. P’s 12th period music lab sang renditions of “The Sound of Silence” and “O Holy Night.” Two of Mrs. Koonz’s 11th grade vocalists sang “See You Again.” This Year’s Performers were Melanie Natter- 11th Grade, Emily O’Brien- 11th Grade, Sonia Cyrulik- 12th Grade, Clare Madigan- 12th Grade, Will Morris- 12th Grade, Paige Nightingale- 12th Grade, Emma Palladino- 12th Grade and Greg Wolosen- 12th Grade.
Mrs. P and Mrs. Koonz would like to thank the students who prepared for this event and took the time out of the weekend to be a part of this community event. Click here for more photos.
Compassionate Giving Project
November 29, 2016 - December’s virtue of the month is EMPATHY. Empathy is “feeling or understanding what someone else is feeling.” Compassion is “Empathy in action”. We are once again taking action and holding our seventh annual COMPASSIONATE GIVING PROJECT from November 28th to December 16th. Click here for more info and a list of requested donations by grade level.
Our families and our entire school community is filled with compassion so let’s join together to share that compassion with others.
Christmas Wreath Fundraiser
November 29, 2016 - Decorate your home for Christmas with a beautiful, 22” locally-made Balsam fir wreath and help support our cheerleaders at the same time. Click here for more info and order form.
Alumni Game - January 7
November 29, 2016 - Mark your calendars! The Booster Club is holding their Alumni Basketball game on Saturday, January 7th. The games begin at 4. Players needed, sign up by December 23 - Click here to register.
Brookside Museum Visits Fourth Grade
November 22, 2016 - Fourth grade students had an enjoyable visit from the Brookside Museum on Monday. Each class learned about Native American life in the 1500s from an extensive collection of artifacts and replicas. The students were also able to investigate the collection first hand playing games, potato stamping art, using authentic tools and wearing animal skins to get the feel for how people lived in days gone by. Many thanks go to our PTO for funding this investigative program. Click here for more photos.
Three Selected to Area All State from Hoosic Valley Band, Braden Jarosz (Clarinet), 10th Grade
Chorus, Kyle Norton (Bass), 12th Grade
Orchestra, Greg Wolosen (Trombone), 12th Grade
November 21, 2016 - Congratulations to Kyle, Braden and Greg on their selection to the Area All State Performance. New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) hosts its annual Area All State at Saratoga Springs High School on November 18th and 19th. Students in the Band, Chorus, Jazz Band, and Orchestra represent all the schools in Zone 7 of NYSSMA. The counties in Zone 7 are: Albany County, Fulton County, Hamilton County, Montgomery County, Rensselaer County, Saratoga County, Schenectady County, Warren County, and Washington County.
For Kyle and Braden, this is their second appearance, and this is Greg’s fourth appearance at the Festival. Greg will also represent Hoosic Valley at NYSSMA’s All State festival in Rochester December 1-4. In addition to their work in the Hoosic Valley music department, these three young men are heavily involved with music in the greater Capital Region as well! Braden is representing Hoosic Valley at the Magic of Christmas concert at the Palace Theatre in Albany on December 4th (featuring the Albany Symphony Orchestra). Kyle sings with the Capital Region Youth Chorale for Melodies of Christmas at Proctors Theatre December 17th-20th. Greg will play with ESYO at the Melodies of Christmas as well. Greg is also a frequent performer in pit orchestras with Not So Common Players and SLOC.
Per Diem Substitutes (All Areas)
September 5, 2014 - Hoosic Valley uses substitute personnel on a daily basis in a number of different position. Anyone interested in substituting must first submit an application and be board approved. Upon approval names are added to the "Sub List" and then Substitute personnel are called upon on an as needed basis. Employment applications can be obtained from the school offices or by calling 753-4458 or click here to download an application packet.