The SAT Exams will be given this Saturday at the Hoosic Valley High School. Students should arrive at 7:45, the exam starts at 8:00. Students must have their admission ticket and a photo id, they will also need pencils and calculators. It is a long exam - short breaks will be provided between sessions. Students can bring drinks and snacks for breaks but must remain in the building. Cell phones are not permitted during the exams. Click here for more info on test day. Any questions should be directed to the guidance office.
Graduation Info and Important Dates
May 6, 2016 - The school year is winding down rapidly, just ask a senior - they'll tell you how many days are left!
We tend to pack a lot of activities in the the last month and a half of school - keep an eye on the website for updates and additions.
May 6, 2016 - Thanks to all our band students for putting on a great performance last night. Your hard work and dedication was apparent in your performance and smiles. We wish our senior band members all the best as they go north, south, east and west in their persuit of fame and fortune. Senior band members are: Cierra Casale, Sarah Carlson-McNally, Erin Dugrenier, Luke Legace, Colleen Beamish, Gabrielle Serafin, Nick Strock, and Almy Bartis. Don't miss our next spring performaces:
Thursday May 19th, 7pm - Chorus Concert Grades 5-12
Tuesday, June 7th, 7pm - Band Concert Grades 5 & 6
May 6, 2016 - Our seventh graders took a trip over to Saratoga Battlefield this week as part of their American Revolution studies. Click here for more photos.
May 6, 2016 - On April 20th SADD attended the Youth Summit Meeting at Troy HS where several schools were represented. Our SADD members have worked diligently this year to incorporate meaningful activities throughout the school year. Under the direction of Mr. Viggiano and Mr. Payne students presented some examples of what they've accomplished: Student Focus Interviews, SADD Newsletters, Prom Cards, Display Cases and hosting guest speakers. It was a terrific day!
May 6, 2016 - The Varsity Softball team celebrated Coach Bochette's 100th win the other night with their win over Greenwich. Both our Softball and Baseball teams are in the running for the league titles - if you haven't caught a game yet come on out. Thursday, 5/14, is the last regular season home game - come cheer them on as we say goodbye to our seniors.
May 3, 2016 - Make sure to set some time aside for the 2016 Art Show, it's June 5th from noon till 4 in the HS Gym. The Art Awards will be held on June 6th - 6pm in the HS Gym.
April Character Counts
May 3, 2016 - Just before spring break, our Elementary School took a Stand Against Racism as part of the focus on diversity, racism and tolerance at the April Character Counts Assemblies. Stand against Racism is a movement of the YWCA that aims to eliminate racism by raising awareness through this annual event. Our goal is to remind all of us that our country is made up of many different races, cultures and skin colors. These differences should be celebrated. Each of us is a unique individual and each of us should be treated with kindness and respect.
The March virtue of the month was Responsibility. Our teachers are working very hard to teach students to make good decisions about what they do and say. Students recognized for responsibility were Zane Briggs, Christian Jerome, Payge Simmons, Jimmy Johnson, Margaret Campbell, Breanna McDonald, Grace Thurber, Logan Seror, Braden Scofield, Jennifer Brayman, Reilly Reiser, Jillian Johnson, Riley Caiazza, McKenna Warrington, Zackary Miclette, Katie Rose, Colton Schram, Max DeLaMater, Andrew Rowinski, Elizabeth Powers, Reese Faden, Jude Jerome, Marissa Godsill, Tyler Lee, Kaden McAffrey, Keegan Antolick and LeeAnna Harris.
The April Virtue of the month was Tolerance. Learning to accept, respect and appreciate people who are different than you is important in today’s global society. Our students showing tolerance throughout April were Ameliah Franz, Adia Austin, Fiona Coffin, Madalynn Butler, Everett Wickham, Ryan Morrissey, Jordan Godsill, Andrew McLaren, Seth Mosley, NJ Farley, William Cottrell, Noah Maleady, Matthew Hayes, Cameron Field, Delaney Baker, Brooke Matala, John Merrifield, Gianna Cachioli, Annamay Masterson, Kayleigh Knickerbocker, Dillon Speanburg, Ethan Meeks, Andrew Roberts, Tyler Beaudoin, Lindsey Serritella, Kiera Rasmussen, Nathan Hayes and David Nitto.
Ninth Annual Boy’s Basketball Skills Camp
May 3, 2016 - Coach Dorman will be holding the Boy's Basketball Skills Camp the last week in June. Sign up by May 25th to avoid the late registration fee. Click here for all the details.
Baseball Summer Camp
May 3, 2016 - Coach Brooks will be holding baseball camp August 2nd thru the 5th. June 23rd is the registration deadline. Click here for all the details.
Summer Counselors Needed
May 3, 2016 - The Valley Falls – Pittstown Youth Commission is looking for Counselors for their 2016 Summer Program. Applications are available at the Hoosic Valley High School Office, the Valley Falls Library and the Pittstown Town Hall. All applications must be mailed no later than May 16. If you have any questions, please contact Mary McNeice at 753-6679.
Tickets for the Prom will be on sale through Friday, May 6th for the price of $50 per person. Stop in at Mr. Spooner's before or after the school day with your ticket money. Cash or check made out to HVECF will be accepted.
After Prom Party
The Hoosic Valley Community Partners will once again be holding an After Prom Blow-out at the high school. Check-in is between 11:30 and midnight - party ends at 3:30. There's quite a list of prizes to be won - click here for all the details on what they are and how to win. After Prom is open to all Hoosic Valley students grades 9-12 (even if they did not attend the prom).
Permission slips are required and available in the main office or click here. New this year, anyone handing in their permission slip by Friday, May 6th will be in the first wave of door prizes (meaning you get to pick first from the doorprizes), permission slips handed in by next Friday, 5/13, will be in the second wave and those handed in at the door will be in the third wave. Don't worry we have plenty of good stuff to choose from but the earlier you hand your permission slip in the more choice you will have.
1st Grade Tackles Persuasive Writing
April 27, 2016 - Miss Dennis and Mrs. Foley's 1st grade class has been studying opinion writing during their Writer's Workshop. Each student in the class wrote a book review about their favorite book. The children's goal was to come up with strong enough reasons to persuade someone to take the book out of the library. As a culminating activity, the children watched book reviews from the television series, "Reading Rainbow". Seeing children their own age on the show reading book reviews like the ones that they wrote got the class inspired to try it out for themselves! In the process, the children also learned about being a fluent reader and strong speaker. Click on the links below to see our own first grade "Reading Rainbow":
Hopefully, you will be persuaded to go to the library and read some of the book the students recommended! Miss Dennis and Mrs. Foley are so proud of the students that participated. Great job, first graders!
April 26, 2016 - On April 21st members of the senior class fulfilled some of their service hours by sprucing up the neighborhood. You could see our seniors working at the Village of Schaghticoke, The Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, High School Courtyard and the Elmwood Cemetery. Thanks guys for helping out.
April 20, 2016 - The Schaghticoke Youth Commission will once again be holding it's summer camp from July 5th thru August 4th. Registration is required and must be done on either May 12th or May 19th. Click here for all the details and registration requirements.
Pre-Kindergarten Registration Sign up between March 1 – May 13
Please call Amy Vautrin at 753-4458 ext. 3507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the Pre-K lottery. The lottery drawing will be held June 1, 2016. Parents will be notified via email.
February 12, 2016 - Children who will be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2016 are eligible to enter kindergarten this fall (birth date prior to 12/1/2011). All incoming students must be screened, by appointment.
Kindergarten Screening will take place on May 10th and 11th, a registration packet with appointment details will be mailed out next week. Please contact Amy Vautrin at 753-4458 x3507 or via e-mail at email@example.com if you have not yet notified us your child will be attending kindergarten this fall.
Parent Orientation Night:
This program is for parents and guardians. We will explain the screening process, expectations for incoming children, answer questions, and meet our Kindergarten Teachers. Parent Orientation will be on May 9th at 7 pm in the Auditorium.
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.