Reminder, Students are off the week of April 14th for spring break. One additional day was added on - Students do not return till Tuesday, April 22.
Writing Olympics - Volunteers Needed
April 15, 2014 - This year's Writing Olympics Author's Night is on Wednesday, April 23. This is a great chance to celebrate student creativity and success. PTO is looking for bakers and a volunteer or two in the Cafeteria for the night of the Writing Olympics. Please contact Jacki Kinnicutt-Sawyer @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help.
Family Night Book Fair - BOGO Wednesday, April 23 - 6-9 pm
April 15, 2014 - The spring book fair is the place to stock up on books. Buy one, get one free is a great deal and there's plenty of titles on a variety of topics. Make sure to stop by on Wednesday, April 23 between 6-9 pm at the elementary library to check out all the new titles and restock your home library.
Alzheimer’s…did you know?
April 15, 2014 - Every Monday, until the ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’ is held here at HV on April 26th we will be featuring an ‘Alzheimer’s… did you know?’ segment.
Impact on Caregivers…
A study in 2012 showed that 15.4 million family members and friends donated 17.5 billion hours of their personal time to care for victims of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. When asked, caregivers rated the emotional stress of providing care as high or very high, and more than one-third reported symptoms of depression. All caregivers have a thread in common; it’s absolutely heartbreaking to watch the person you love slowly slip away from life as they knew it and be unable to do anything to stop it.
For more information on the ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’ being held here at HV click here.
From the Beaver Brook Outfitters Website: Rated as one of the top 10 whitewater rafting trips in the U.S., the Hudson River Gorge is the pinnacle of Eastern Whitewater. Seventeen miles of great class III-IV+ whitewater combined with spectacular scenery, will take you through the heart of the six million acre Adirondack Park, via rapids such as the Gooley Steps, Blue Ledges, The Narrows, Givney's Rifts, and the Bus Stop, just to name a few. Click here for more info on the trip.
Coach of the Year
April 11, 2013 - The Times Union recently released their basketball all-stars and we very honored to have received both the Girls and Boys Coach of Year nominations. Along with Coach Dorman and Calhoun, Mike Pierre, John Rooney and Lauren Madigan were selected to the area all-star teams. Coach Dorman also received the Coach of the Year award from Channel 13 News. Congrats to all on an incredible season.
April 9, 2014 - Students had plenty of opportunity this week for career and college exploration. Monday night our Guidance Department did an excellent job bringing over 30 colleges into our gymnasium. It was a chance for our students and parents to talk to college representatives and get an idea of what the expectations and requirements are for college acceptance and entrance.
Today, students in grades 7-12 spent the morning visiting different classrooms, learning about different careers. Mrs. Martyn along with our Guidance Department recruited industry experts in close to 30 different fields to give our students a glimpse into the requirements and expectations of a wide variety of careers. Students were able to pick from law enforcement, health industry, engineering, mechanical and renewable energies, and many, many more fields. Many of the presenters were local folks that live in the district - what a great opportunity for our students to go beyond the classroom without even leaving school grounds.
These two events go hand in hand as we prepare our students for college and careers. High school students need to be aware of the importance of the courses they take and grades they earn. It matters for college acceptance as well as career readiness and it all begins by getting off on the right track your freshman year. We are very fortunate to be able to offer these activities in-house and we appreciate all the time and effort our staff and visitors have put in to the recent college and career readiness activities at Hoosic Valley.
School Calendar Revision
April 8, 2014 - The Board of Education approved a calendar revision for the 2013-2014 year at last night's board meeting. The school calendar will be amended to reflect school closed on Monday, April 21, 2014, Friday, May 23, 2014 and Tuesday, May 27, 2014, if no further emergency/unscheduled school closings are required.
Guys & Dolls
April 8, 2014 - The Pleasant House Players have been hard at work preparing for this year June Performance. You can show your support by purchasing a Guys & Dolls T-Shirt. Click here for order form, make sure checks are made out to HV PTO. Order forms are due May 9th.
April 6, 2014 - This weekend the Hoosic Valley Auditorium was transformed into Muchnik's Flower Shop as the Valley Repertory Theater brought to life the Little Shop of Horrors. Directors Myott, Manuel and Brenensthul did a great job with this weekend's performance. The students lit up the stage and filled the air with music and laughter. And lets not forget all that goes on behind the scenes - students and parents joined forces to make this years spring musical a reality. We thank you all for your time and talents that made the Little Shop of Horrors a performance to remember.
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Peter Cotton Hops to End Alzheimer!
April 6, 2014 - The Class of 2014 would like to thank everyone that came to the Easter Community Breakfast. Over 200 people stopped by for breakfast and the festivities. This fun filled morning raised over $1,000 for the Walk to End Alzheimer being held on April 26th at the Hoosic Valley Track. Click here for more information on how you can help this year's Walk.
February 28, 2014 - Hoosic Valley is currently accepting names of children eligible for the Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program for the 2014-2015 school year. Eligible students must reside in the district and be four-years-old on or before December 1, 2014. The number of students allowed into the program is dependent on federal and state funding. Once the district receives final funding information, student names will be drawn at random. Parents will choose between the integrated all day program or the half day program. Click here for more information on the programs and selection process.
Please call Amy Vautrin at 753-4458 ext. 3507 or email email@example.com to register for the Pre-K lottery. Similar to Kindergarten screening, there will be Pre-K screening on May 14, 15, 16. The district will contact all families that have register for appointments.
Kindergarten Registration - Class of 2027
February 12, 2014 - Hoosic Valley Elementary is starting the registration process of the fall Kindergarten Class. All children turning 5 years old on or before December 1, 2014 are eligible for Kindergarten in the fall.
Parents may register with Amy Vautrin at 753-4458 x3507 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information packets will be sent to registered kindergartners in April with the Parent Information meeting and screening taking place in May. It's very important that parents take the time to signup now so that the district can adequately prepare for the incoming Class of 2027!