July 23, 2015 - Join the staff from Diver Library at the HVCS school garden Monday, July 27th at 11 a.m. for story hour. Children & their caregivers are invited to enjoy an hour of story time, garden exploration and learning about composting & recycling.The school garden is located beside the Hoosic Valley bus garage/business administration building, first driveway on the left upon entering the school campus. We hope to see you for a great story in the sunshine!!
Hudson Valley Distance Learning Classes
July 20, 2015 - Attention all students interested in taking any of the following Hudson Valley Distance Learning classes: General Psych, Business Law or Sociology. Letters were mailed home to students that were able to be scheduled into these classes. Students must fill out paperwork in the guidance office by August 4th if they intend to take the class in the fall. The guidance office is open M-F from 8:00 am till noon.
Letters were also sent to those student that were not able to get into the course. Theses three courses are available to take on-line rather than through ITV. This would allow the student to still take the class even thought it does not fit into their schedule at the ITV time slot. The cost would remain the same at $50/credit. Taking an on-line course has the benefits of allowing the student to complete the course work as their schedule permits. Students signing up for the online option should remember this is a College Level course and they must keep up with the reading and online assignments.
Football Parent Meeting
July 14, 2015 - On Monday, July 27th, from 6:30 – 7:00 pm, their will be a mandatory PARENT meeting for the modified, jv, and varsity football players.
Story Hour in the School Garden
July 10, 2015 - Join Diver Library staff at the school garden for story hour on Monday July 13th at 11:00 am. Children & their caregivers are invited to enjoy an hour of story time, a garden tour and a hands-on activity in the sunshine. The school garden is located beside the Hoosic Valley bus garage/business administration building, first driveway on the left upon entering the school campus. Please join us for some great summer reading!!
July 1, 2015 - Dr. Nightingale will at the High School on August 13th from 11:30 to 12:30 for physicals at no charge for any students needing one for either fall sports or the 2015-2016 school year. Please contact Mrs. Barton, HS Nurse, either by email (HSNurse@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us) or phone (753-4458 x2511) to get your child on the list for a physical.
Also, Mrs. Barton will be in the health office on August 12th and 13th only to process paperwork for blue cards. Please make sure to send in any paperwork (physicals, interval health history/athletic health history forms) before then if your child plans on participating in a fall sport. Remember: interval health history and athletic health history forms can be sent in no earlier than 30 days before the start of the sport. JV and Varsity fall sports start on August 17th, modified sports start on the first day of school. Forms may either be dropped off at the HS Main office or faxed to Mrs. Barton at 753-4151.
Community Movie Night
July 1, 2015 - The first Outdoor Movie Night sponsored by Hoosic Valley Community Partners will be Friday, July 10 at Schaghticoke Town Hall beginning at dusk. Big Hero 6 will be on the big screen. Admission is FREE - there will be snacks and drinks available for purchase at a nominal fee. Rain date is Friday, July 17.
July 1, 2015 - The School Garden has been planted & is growing beautifully with the help of our many student gardeners. With winter outstaying its welcome, students hurried to get seeds and seedlings into the rich soil of the raised beds. Mrs. Messier’s students have planted herbs, peas, onions, lettuce, potatoes and sweet potato ‘slips’. Late in the winter Mrs. Messier’s class began rooting sweet potatoes by sprouting a whole potato in a glass of water, and these sprouts, called slips when rooted, were later transplanted to the garden. The sweet potatoes, herbs and onions will be a great addition to the Thanksgiving dinner the students prepare in November. The students have also come up with some inventive ideas to combat the persistent wood chucks that also enjoy the garden. Radishes planted by Mrs. Tiernan’s students were a huge success and the first crop harvested from the garden this spring. Very colorful & spicy!
Mr. Dorman’s 7th Grade class started tomatoes plants in the classroom, studying germination, plant anatomy and classification, and growing requirements, then transplanted a great variety of tomato plants to the garden. The plants are already flowering and growing small tomatoes, possible blue-ribbon winners at the fair!
Ms. Lovell’s students have been loyal gardeners planting popcorn, carrots and pole beans, while keeping the beds weeded. This is their second year growing popcorn after a very successful crop last fall. In the past the students have also been very helpful by harvesting veggies for the cafeteria and the food pantries, taste testing new vegetables, and using garden vegetables to make delicious soup in the classroom.
Mrs. Pruiksma’s 3rd Grade class has once again planted a Three Sisters Garden with corn, squash and beans for enriching the 4th Grade’s study of Native American agriculture in the fall. What a nice addition to the school garden!
First Grade student’s in Mrs. Moss’s class enjoyed a couple of planting lessons, learning about different types of crops while planting beans, sunflowers and carrots in the garden, and peppers, tomatoes and marigolds in the classroom. The students also talked about root vegetables while harvesting radishes and tasting them in the classroom. Mrs. Moss will continue with some exciting projects in the upcoming school year…stay tuned!!
The garden will be tended over the summer by volunteers, with produce donated to the local food pantries and entered into the Schaghticoke Fair. Once school begins again the students will be back at work learning about how their food grows, trying new vegetables and enjoying the outdoor classroom in the school garden.