October 21, 2014 - This Friday, October 24th, PTO will be holding it's annual Halloween Family Fun Night. Join in for arts/ crafts, games and the 6th grade haunted house. Events will be in the Elementary Gym with refreshments in the Cafeteria. Costumes are appreciated but not required. Don't forget to stop by the Library to check our the Fall Book Fair!
Updates from our HS Music Department
October 20, 2014 - Our music students recently visited the Van Curler Music store in Schenectady. They visited Van Curler looking to find that perfect piece of music, VanCurler's specializes in sheet music. Many music stores have a specialty - for example, John Keal focuses on selling and repairing band instruments, while Guitar Center is more geared toward guitar and piano players. Online, the place to go for sheet music is JW Pepper, but often you can't actually look beyond the first page to see if a piece is right for you to purchase and perform. There's something special about holding a piece of music and perusing the accompaniment part and being able to see if it is just right before purchasing it. Most of the students that went on the trip were able to look at NYSSMA solos for their instrument, or chamber music for our emphasis on chamber groups this year in band. They also learned how to determine if a piece is too easy, too hard, or just right (much like how we do this when picking a book to read!).
Congratulations to our student that were recently selected for All-State and All-County groups:
Greg Wolosen was selected to Area All-State (1st Trombone, Orchestra). The concert will be November 22nd in Saratoga.
Sarah Carlson-McNally (Alto Sax), Maddie Coons (String Bass), and Greg Wolosen (Trombone) were selected for All-County Jazz Band. The concert will be November 15th in Berlin.
9th Graders: Renee Parry (Trombone), Kat Rice (Clarinet), Emily O'Brien (Flute), 8th Graders: Braden Jarosz (Clarinet), Ellie Carlson-McNally (Clarinet), Katya Cyrulik (Flute), Renee Serafin (Flute), and 7th Grader: Shane Yando (Trombone) were selected for All-County Junior Band. The concert will be November 15th in Berlin.
October Character Counts
October 20, 2014 - The Elementary School held it's first Character Counts assembly of the school year. Showing good character is very important; our Character Counts Assemblies reinforce our virtues of the month along with giving our students a chance to show what they have learned.
The virtue of the month for September was "Ready to Learn." Our students showing that they were "Ready to Learn" during September were Keira Houlihan, Jimmy Johnson, Cliff Carey, Olivia Cappellano, Matthew Wager, Matthew Adams, Tyler Eddy, Riley Ciazza, Brayden Senecal, Jennifer Brayman, Helen LeStage, Logan Beaudoin, Hannah Coffin, Daniel Gregg, Jackson Schram, Andrew McLaren, Ava Wiley, Christopher Fusco, Leia Elbaz, Laura Rice, Ryley Houle, McKenna McLaren, McKenna Warrington, Brandon Watkins, Matthew Jesmain and Logan Seymour
The virtue of the for October is “Self Control”. Self control teches our students to Be patient and behave appropriately in class. Set goals for your life and work towards them. Take care of your body, eat healthy and be safe. Say “No” to activities that can get you in trouble and think about the consequences of your actions before you act. Control your emotions, do not listen or react to people who put you down and stay calm under pressure. Our students showing “Self Control” for the month of October are Colin O’Brien, JinHee Hinman, Tyler Godsill, Emma Carlo, Brianna Gifford, Lainey Bohcette, Jack Perez-Vickery, Anna Grace Macica, LeeAnna Harris, Marina Cappelano, Hunter Matala, Ryan Guynup, Payton Gela, Matthew Fitzgerald, Joseph McBain, Charlie Valade, Breanna Mconald, Joei Godsill, Tyler Beaudoin, Brennen Bogue, Kiera Rasmussen, Evie Bunk, Reilly Reiser, Emilee Valade, Katie Jacques and Alex Salisbury.
October 17, 2014 - Wave Riders is a six week support group for grieving children and teens. Through art and dialogue, Wave Riders provides a safe, supportive environment to help children and teens learn: they are not alone, their feelings are perfectly normal, and how to express those feelings in safe and healthy ways.
Any child or teen, 3-17 years old, who has experienced any type of death-related loss in their lifetime, regardless if the loved one was on Hospice, is welcome to apply. Their next series of programs begins soon, click here for the application.
Congratulations to Our League Champions
Coach Kardash and her volleyball team have tied Tamarac for the first league title of the 2014-2015 school year. This makes for the 7th title for our Volleyball Program. The girls finished with a 8-2 league record, 12-5 overall. We wish Coach Kardash and the girls luck as they head into sectionals. Check back for info on post season play.
High School Students Join the Devils!
October 16, 2014 - The Hoosic Valley Select Chorus and Jam Band have been selected to perform at the Albany Devils Hockey Game on Sunday, November 2nd at 3pm! Come out and support our students and enjoy a game! We have a reserved section for seating, and discounts of $13 a ticket. Tickets can be purchased by filling out the order form and either returning the form and payment to Miss Allen in the Jr. Sr. High School by October 20th or directly mailing your form to Meg at the Albany Devils by October 24th. Please contact Miss Allen with any questions regarding this event at KrAllen@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us. We look forward to seeing you there!
October 16, 2014 - Despite the nice weather, it's time to start thinking about ski club. Signup before November 25 to save $20! Ski club runs on Wednesdays - January 7th thru February 11th. Ski Club is open to students in grades 3-12; busing is provided from school to the mountain and back to school.
October 14, 2014 - The Algebra 2/Trig support classes will begin this week for regents students. After school sessions will run from 3-4 Tuesday-Thursday with Mrs. Roberts in room 13. Evening sessions will be on Wednesday & Thursday from 7-8:30 in room 220 with Mrs. Phillips. Students should use the flag pole entrance. The topic for the first week will be factoring.
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.