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Reminder: Wednesday, 11/25, is a half day for students.
All st
udents will be dismissed at 11:15

Bringing the Past to the Classroom

November 24, 2015 – The Brookside Museum brought the world of the Iroquois into our fourth grade classrooms on Friday.  The fourth grade social studies curriculum focuses on New York history, the people that lived here and how our government was formed and continues to work today.  

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Hoosic Valley Tip-off Tournament
Boys Basketball

JV Tournament

Varsity Tournament

Friday, November 27
Game 1 @ 1:00 pm Hudson Falls vs Maple Hill
Game 2 @ 2:30 pm Corinth vs HV  

Friday, November 27
Game 1 @4:30 pm Hudson Falls vs Maple Hill
Game 2 @ 6:00 pm Corinth vs HV

Saturday, November 28
Consolation Game @ 1:00
Championship Game  @ 2:30

Saturday, November 28
Consolation Game @ 4:30
Championship Game @ 6:00

The Girls JV and Varsity teams will be playing in a tournament at Cohoes. The JV team will play at 3:00 and Varsity plays at 6:00, both teams will play Lake George at Cohoes High School.

Ski Club

Reminder - We will once again be having our Elementary and High School Ski club at Willard Mountain. The program runs for six weeks , every Wednesday starting January 6th. Transportation to and from the mountain is available. Click below for more information and registration packets.

Sign up before November 25 to save $20!

Lock Down Drill - December 2nd

November 23, 2015 - Both the elementary building and the Jr. Sr. High building will be conducting consecutive lock down drills on Wednesday morning, December 2, 2015.  We are coordinating with members of the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department, New York State Police and with members of the Questar III Health and Safety division to conduct the drills, and for post-drill analysis. 

Our safety drills help us practice our responses for a number of different scenarios. If you have any questions please contact the building principals.  

Parent Letter from Mr. Foti (Pk-6)
Parent Letter from Mr. Apostol (7-12)

Valley Represents at Area All State!

November 23, 2015 - Ms. Allen and Mrs. Paglialonga were delighted to send five students to NYSSMA Zone 7 Area All-State music festival! Chorus: Kayla Carknard (12), Chris Salvati (12), Kyle Norton (11); Band: Braden Jarosz (9); Orchestra: Greg Wolosen (11).

Fifty schools from zone 7 sent representatives to the festival; from Rensselaer County the school districts represented were: Averill Park, Berlin, East Greenbush, Hoosic Valley, Hoosick Falls, Tamarac & Troy.

Check out this week's edition of Music Notes for photos from All-State, the cast of The Sound of Music and more exciting news from the Music Department!

Character Counts @ Hoosic Valley

November 20, 2015 - Today, our Elementary School held their first Character Counts Assembly of the year. Students did a great job singing and were excellent listeners throughout the program. The focus of the program was on Pink Shirt Day and how serious our students are about stopping bullying on our schools.

Along with Pink Shirt Day the program highlighted November's Virtue of the Month - Citizenship. When we are good citizens we take care of our responsibilities in our group. We think about what our group needs to be the best it can be and we do what we can to get those things done. Click here to see the list of students recognized as being good citizens and photos from the assembly.

Understanding the Elementary Report Card
(Grades K-4)

November 20, 2015 - New York State has adopted new, more rigorous learning standards in ELA and Math.  Since that time, we at Hoosic Valley have been involved in an ongoing process to review our curriculum, our teaching, how we assess your children's learning, and more recently our grade reporting. Click here to view our report card rubric.

You may have seen in recent years that our Elementary grade reports have changed.  Some of these changes have been the result of our transition to software based grade reporting.  More importantly, many of the changes have been the result of our wish to communicate to parents how our students are progressing relative to the grade level expectations of the Common Core curriculum.

5th Grade Band Concert

November 19, 2015 - Our newest band members held their first concert last night. After just six weeks they were ready to perform in front of an audience and they did a great job! Click here for photos - Click here to see the program and all the students who participated.

Parents Night Out

November 19, 2015 - Parents here's your chance to have a night out while the Class of 2019 entertains the kids. Includes pizza, snacks, movies, games and more. Click here for pricing and sign up. Reservations are required, limited to students PK-6.

November 17, 2015 - This year's Senior Class Trip was to Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course. Our seniors had a great day navigating their way through the tree tops and getting a chance to hang out with their classmates.

November 17, 2015 - Mrs. Messier's class celebrated Thanksgiving in style! They had a several volunteers visit last week to help with the prepartion of their feast. The entire meal was home made and cooked in the classroom. The halls smelled wonderful!

November 17, 2015 - The 7th grade ELA classes this year held a Book signing Celebration in the library. The 7th graders enjoyed writing a suspense-filled story and made copies to share and sign with students and guests. These young authors worked hard on this Lucy Calkin’s inspired unit. Their work was exceptional: excellent job young authors!

Casale Commits to Sacred Heart

November 16, 2015 - Congratulations go out to Cierra Casale and the Hoosic Valley Softball Team as Cierra commits to play softball for Division 1 Sacred Heart. Cierra will be very busy between the softball diamond and bio labs as she pursues her goals of becoming a PA.

Hoosic Valley Has Strong Representation at All-County Fall Festival

November 16, 2015 - Spanning three ensembles, Hoosic Valley had more than twenty students represent the school at the Fall All-County festival sponsored by Rensselaer County School Music Association. In addition to these honors, Ms. Allen served as the manager of the Senior Chorus, with Ms. Cosey accompanying the prestigious choir. Guest conducting was Mrs. Marjorie Pipes, who worked with Hoosic Valley students this past Friday.

Click here to read more about All-County participants and other Musical Notes.

November 16, 2015 - Last weekend our National Honor Society held a powder puff football game to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. They raised over $400 dollars and had a great time doing it.

Matt Espey - Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week

November 13, 2015 - Congratulations to Matt Espey on being name this week's Channel 13 Athlete of the Week. Click if you missed the original broadcast.

Semi- Formal

November 5, 2015 - This year's Semi-Formal will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5th in the Elementary Cafeteria. It is open to all students 9-12, cost is $15 each. Tickets can be purchased in Ms. Tiernan's class (room 19B) during homeroom or period 11. Cash or check will be accepted, please make checks payable to "HVECF" and write "Class of 2018 - Semi-Formal" in the memo.

Common Core Survey

October 22, 2015 - The New York State Education Department has launched an online survey for New Yorkers to provide detailed feedback on the state’s Common Core standards in English Language Arts and math. The results of the survey will be used to inform changes to the standards as the department undergoes a review of the Common Core (a Gov. Cuomo-appointed committee is conducting a separate, concurrent review of the program).  The survey will be open until November 30.  An advisory group will review the results and then make recommendations to the State Education Department.

In a letter to teachers, Commissioner MaryEllen Elia encouraged teachers, administrators, school board members, parents, the business community and “anyone with an interest in the future of our schools” to participate in the survey. “It’s time for us to step back and assess where we are and where we should be going,” she wrote. “You work with students every day. You know what’s working and what’s not. Your classrooms are the front line in our struggle to help our students aim higher.”

The department also launched a new website — AIMHighNY — with information about and a link to the survey.

Continuous Recruitment
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.

  • Teacher – Substitute - (Certified $80/day; Uncertified $65/day)
  • Teaching Assistant, Teacher Aide, Food Service Helper, Clerical – Substitute - ($8.75/hour)
  • Custodian - Substitute - ($9.25/hour)
  • Bus Driver - Substitute - ($15.51/hour)
  • Bus Aide – Substitute - ($8.82/hour)
  • Nurse – Substitute - (LPN $65/day; RN $80/day)
  • Home Tutor – ($15/hour)


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Virtue of the Month

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Anti-Bullying Rules

1. We will not bully others.
2. We will try to help students who are bullied.
3. We will try to include students who are left out.
4. If we know someone is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and at home.



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Last updated on November 25, 2015