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Girls Soccer Sectional Game Rescheduled

October 23, 2016 - Due to the weather and field conditions yesterday girl's sectional soccer game has been rescheduled to Monday at 3 pm in Greenville.

Section II Football Update

October 21, 2016: An early-morning fire on Friday, Oct. 21 destroyed the Holy Trinity football equipment at the Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons Field House just one day before the team's first-ever playoff game (against us!) If you'd like to help Holy Trinity out, you can make a donation at their Go-Fund-Me page

Section II Class C North Division Champions

Update: Saturday's game starts at 1:30

October 15, 2016 - Congratulations to the Hoosic Valley Football Team, they defeated Lake George/Hadley-Luzerne by a score of 49-18 to capture the League title. Click here for more photos.

The opening sectional game will be at Hoosic Valley in Saturday, October 22nd at 1:00 1:30. Click here for the other sectional pairings. This is a Sectional Quarter final so admission will be $6 for all.

1976 +/- Catch Up Class Reunion

October 18, 2016 - Attn Class of 1976: It’s time for a get together. Join your classmates for a relaxing afternoon-evening at the VFW in Valley Falls. The event will get started around 3:00 pm on October 22 with food and fixings. Perhaps live music later that evening. Please share with others who would be interested. For more info and to stay up to date join the class reunion facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HVCSclassof1976/

Power of Pink

October 17, 2016 - Congratulations to the JV and Varsity Volleyball Teams for attending this year's Power of Pink Tournament at Queensbury on Saturday October 8th and 15th.  Prior to attending the tournaments the Hoosic Valley Volleyball program was able to raise $1,450 to bring as a donation to the American Cancer Society, more than doubling their total donation from last year.  The Power of Pink Tournament is the 2nd largest fundraiser in the area that benefits the American Cancer Society, compared to Relay for Life.  Their were 26 teams at the tournament raising a grand total of over $40,000. Hoosic Valley raised the 7th highest amount of money out of all the teams that attended!! Thanks to all who donated to a great cause! Also, a huge thank you Saratoga Honda for their generous donation and for sponsoring our jerseys!!!

The Varsity Volleyball team is currently in 1st place in the Wasaren League with an undefeated league record of 10-0 and two more games to play before sectionals.

Soccer Sectionals

October 18, 2016 - The boys soccer team will start their sectional playoffs on Wednesday, 10/19 at Schoharie at 3 pm. Click here for more sectional schedules.

The girls soccer team will start their sectional playoffs on Saturday, 10/22 at Greenville at 3 pm. Click here for the complete bracket.

October 16, 2016 - Pharmacist Ryan Coughlin from CVS Omnicare presented to Mr. Viggiano's health classes about the dangers of prescription opiate abuse. He also discussed how prescription opiates can be helpful and how they should be used with caution when given to a patient.

Summer ACDA Honor Choir

October 15, 2016 - Congratulations to Alysa Barton, Victoria Jarosz, William Hunter and Christopher Smith who were chosen to participate in the American Choral Director’s Association Middle School Honor Choir! This is a very prestigious choir that featured middle school students from all over New York State. Alysa, Victoria, Will and Chris performed with the Honor Choir in August at the Hilton Albany. Their conductor was Dr. Judy Bowers, Professor of Choral Music Education at Florida State University. Dr. Bowers was Mrs. Koonz’s professor when she attended FSU!

Hoosic Valley’s Drama Club has a Playwright Extraordinaire!

October 14, 2016 - Capital Repertory Theatre’s NEXT ACT! New Play Summit 5 has picked as one of its winners to be one of HV’s own…11th grader Emily O’Brien! The guidelines for submission were precise, the play could only be one act, 15 minutes in length and must showcase 7 characters, of which Emily did in Tony Award winning style.

The setting Emily penned ‘The End of a Chapter’ was the last 8 hours of school, senior year. The characters were fictitious but the inspiration was real. Year-end emotions, life changes, goodbyes, friendships, the roller coaster of being a young adult closing one chapter and opening another. Moments captured in words by a budding young playwright and acclaimed by one of our area’s premier live theaters.

Capital Rep’s NEXT ACT! New Play Summit 5 will be held throughout the weekend from Friday, October 21 to Monday, October 24th. Emily’s play will be professionally read on the Capital Rep Stage, Saturday, October 22nd at 2pm. Get her autograph now because when she reaches her aspiration of writing a Broadway musical, you’ll have to wait in line!

October 14, 2016 - The English 12 Mythology and AP classes took a field trip to Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, New York.  The seniors watched a performance of the Irish play, Outside Mullingar written by John Patrick Shanley.  After the performance, the students had the opportunity to participate in a question and answer discussion involving the actors and set designer.

Thanks to all our local Firemen and women

October 12, 2016 - Thanks to all our local volunteer firemen that visited our students in grades K-2 to educate them on fire safety and prevention. Click here for more photos.

District Water Testing

October 11, 2016 - Hoosic Valley CSD will be conducting water testing in accordance with the regulations set by New York State.   Questar BOCES Health & Safety will conduct the sampling of the building’s water outlets to be tested for lead and copper.     Water sampling for testing will occur at the High School on the morning of October 14th.

Questar BOCES previously conducted water sampling for testing at the Elementary on September 27th.   The district will provide information on the results of the lead and copper water test as soon as the results are received from the testing laboratory.     

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Saturday October 22nd - 10 am to 2 pm

October 6, 2016 - Proper disposal of unused prescription and over-the-counter medications is important to protect both people and the environment. Click here for a list of turn in sites throughout Rensselaer County.

Grief Counseling

October 5, 2016 - The Community Hospice group, affiliated with St. Peter's Health Partners, offers free support services to anyone grieving the death of a family member or friend. They organize children's grief services - WAVE RIDERS and CAMP ERIN. Click here for more info.

Academic Help is Available

September 30, 2016 - Elementary School: Extra help is available to students on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2:20-3:00. The computer lab and library are also available during these times. If you feel your child could benefit from extra help, please contact your child's teacher or principal.

Junior-Senior High School: Extra help is also available at the high school, 2:29-3:02. Teachers will frequently request students to stay for extra help. Students may also request to stay for extra help. If you have any academic concerns or would like your child to stay for extra help, please contact the teacher or guidance department.

There is a late bus Monday through Thursday.

And What a Talent Show it Was!

September 30, 2016 - To all our performers, be proud, be very proud! You gave your audience a great show, the applause said it all. Here are some pics from last night's performances so you can take a stroll down memory lane. Thank you performers, thank you organizers!

Click here for more pics

Click here for the program

College Caravan

September 27, 2016 - The College Caravan made a quick stop at the high school library today. There were over 20 college representative available to answer questions for our seniors and juniors. Click here for more photos


September 27, 2016 - Did you notice the crime scene in front of the High School yesterday? Not to worry, it was Mrs. Givney's SUPA Forensics class processing a mock crime scene as part of the college level forensics class. Click here for more photos

2nd Grade Visits Fogarty Farms

September 26, 2016 - Second grade takes a trip to Fogarty Farms as part of their study of different types of communities.

Harvest Fest

September 27, 2016 - Congratulations to all our "Melrose Mile" winners from this past weekend's Harvest Fest. Click here for more photos.

November SAT Exams
Registration due 10/7

September 22, 2016 - Hoosic Valley High School will be holding the SAT exams on Saturday, November 5th. Registration is due online by October 7th, additional fees apply after 10/7. Click here for registration and details.

FASFA Changes - College Aid & Scholarships

September 22, 2016 - There have been changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process. Students and parents can now submit their applications for the 17-18 school year in October 2016 rather than waiting till January 2017. Another key difference FASA will use the prior year tax return to determine financial aid.

College Students and Parents: What You Need to Know About the 2017–18 FAFSA

District Water Testing

September 21, 2016 - Hoosic Valley CSD will be conducting water testing in accordance with the regulations set by New York State. Questar BOCES Health & Safety will conduct the sampling of the building’s water outlets for lead and copper. Water sampling for testing will be conducted at the Elementary School on the morning of September 27th . Questar will be scheduling a date in October to conduct water sampling for testing at the High School as well. The district will provide information on the results of the lead and copper water test as soon as the results are received from the testing laboratory.

8th Annual Talent Show
Thursday, September 29th 6:30 pm

Valley's down with talent
Talent you've got to see
From an impressionist to singing
From dance to comedy
Ever hear of a ripstick?
Or maybe rubes of cubes?
A unicycle's a tricky bike
Come Thursday night and see!!!

This is a free event, but we’d love for you to bring a non-perishable donation for the local food bank. Click here for the list of performers

Talent Show Update

September 23, 2016 - Congratulations to the performers who have been selected for this year’s talent show! You must attend rehearsal on Wednesday from 4:30 – 6:00. The show is on Thursday at 6:30 – performers arrive at 6:00!

Click here for the list of performers

Student Safety

September 21, 2016 - We have been notified that a neighboring school, Brunswick Elementary, recently reported a suspicious man and woman taking photographs of school buses. The Rensselaer County Sheriff and the New York State Police are involved in the investigation. Faculty and staff have been notified and will continue to be on alert for any suspicious activity on our campus. Rensselaer County Sheriff Department has increased patrols to school sites as a precaution. If you see any suspicious activity please contact the school and law enforcement.

Hoosic Valley’s Got Talent Audition Schedule

September 21, 2016 - Auditions are today and tomorrow. All auditions will take place in the auditorium at the Elementary School. Please make arrangements for a ride home if your time is after 3:15.

Reminder - All kids entering 7th and 12th grade must have the meningococcal vaccine. Without it, they can’t start school in September.

Click here for more info

Senior Photo Info

Attention Seniors: Senior Portrait appointments are scheduled for next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (September 21, 22, & 23). Please schedule your appointment online at iSmile.appointy.com

The Senior Group Photo for Yearbook will be taken next Wednesday, September 21. Please meet at the bleachers at 7:40 a.m. We will be done in time for students to make the Votec bus.

Digital Citizenship

September 15, 2016 - September 26 thru the 30th is Digital Citizenship Week at Hoosic Valley. The goal for the week is to educate students and parents about social media and the issues that can arise with its use. We will have a number of presentations throughout the week instructing our students on navigating the internet safely and responsibly.

And for the parents,will give a social media presentation Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00PM in the high school LGIA. This workshop will inform parents of current websites and applications that are popular and how they are being used.

8th Annual Hoosic Valley's Got Talent! Show

September 15, 2016 - Calling all HV talents it's time for our annual show! So without further adieu follow our link to the audition slip that gives all the dates and times for auditions, rehearsals and the big night which is.... drum roll please! Thursday, September 29th, curtain rises at 6:30. Admission as always is a non-perishable food item for our food drive.
Performers: click here for more info and to sign up for auditions - https://goo.gl/forms/ETKq6ssvvV4PyAAK2

Click here to print out the form

Fall College Fair

September 15, 2016 - Attention Seniors: The annual CASDA College Fair held at Hudson Valley Community College is a wonderful opportunity for parents & students to speak with representatives from over 160 colleges and universities. There will be public and private, four year and two year, large and small, liberal arts and vocational colleges represented. Click here for more info.

Greg Wolosen selected for NYSSMA All-State

September 12, 2016 - Congratulations to Greg Wolosen on his selection to the NYSSMA All-State Ensemble. Greg was selected out of the thousands that auditioned last spring. He will travel to Rochester in the beginning of December to perform in the trombone section along with other top student musicians in the state.

Fall Driver's Ed Signup

September 8, 2016 - The Driver Education course at Hoosic Valley Central High school will be offered again this Fall.  The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, September 28th.  If interested in the program see Mr. Ryan in room 211 or call at 753-4432 for more details. Click here for the registration packet

Active Parenting Workshop

September 1, 2016 - The Rensselaer County Mental Health Prevention office is sponsoring The Active Parenting Now workshop series.  This workshop series will provide parents effective ways to:

  • use nonviolent discipline that really works
  • open up lines of communication
  • teach responsibility, courage, and other important character traits
  • encourage school success in 7 steps
  • prevent future problems with drugs, alcohol, and sex
  • defuse power struggles with their children
  • stimulate independence as their child grows older
  • stop scolding and start smiling with their kids again!

This series is intended for parents with children ages 5-12. Starting Tuesdays September 27th for 5 weeks from 10am-12pm, click here for more info

School Physicals

September 15, 2016 - Dr. Nightingale will be in the district on Thursday September 22nd to do physicals. Students/Parents should contact the school nurse to arrange an appointment.

Join us in welcoming Mrs. Adams

August 3, 2016 - We are very excited to have to a new principal in the Jr. Sr. High School.  We’d like to invite our parents and community to a reception to welcome Mrs. Adams to our district.  The reception will be held prior to the Jr. Sr. High Open house on Tuesday, September 13th.  The reception will begin at 6:00 in the Library with Open House kicking off at 6:30.

HS Open House

September 12, 2016 - The annual Open House for grades 7-12 will be held on Tuesday, September 13th from 6:30 - 8:30. The open house schedule provides a brief glimpse into the academic objectives and expectations for all your child's classes . Plan on reporting to your child's homeroom by 6:30 and following their daily schedule. If needed, a more in depth parent/teacher conference can be scheduled through the guidance office.

Modified Practices

September 1, 2016 - Boys modified soccer practice will start  9/7 at 3:15 at Chapko field.

HVCC Distance Learning Courses

August 22, 2016 - The Hudson Valley Community College Distance Learning classes will be begin on Monday, August 29th in room 33 with Mrs. Pallozzi. Attendance will be taken and count towards your overall class requirements. there will be days when HVCC has classes and we do not (and vice versa), click here to view the HVCC academic calendar.

  • General Psych - MWF @ 8 am
  • Sociology - MWTh @ noon

Free Fair Passes!

August 5, 2016 - The HV Booster Club is offering a FREE one day admission pass to The Great Schaghticoke Fair from August 31 - September 5, 2016 in exchange for your help at the Milk Shake or Fried Dough Booth. The shifts are 4 hours: 11-3, 3-7, & 7-11. All parents and athletes are needed to make it another successful year at the Fair! Remember this is the main fundraiser for all the programs we support at HV.

If you would like to donate your time and talents please call Peter Simmons at 753-7753 to schedule your shift. Thank you for your continued support of the HV Booster Club.

New for the 2016-2017 School Year

June 23, 2016 - All kids entering 7th and 12th grade must have the meningococcal vaccine. Without it, they can’t start school in September.

Click here for more info

7th Grade Orientation

August 12, 2016 - On Thursday, August 25 th , Student Council will hold an informal orientation for 7 th grade students and their parents in the LGIA at 9:00 a.m. The purpose of this orientation will be to familiarize the students with the physical layout of the building and the location of their classrooms and locker. Students will receive their schedule and locker combination on this day.

Students had an orientation in June with the 7 th grade teachers, guidance counselor and principal. There was also an orientation for parents in June. During the second week of school, there will be one more orientation for students during the normal school day. Therefore, if your child is unable to attend on August 25 th , please don’t worry. The first few days of seventh grade are a transition and the faculty will be helping the students adjust to a new building and schedule.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Mrs. Adams or Mr. O'Brien at 753-4432 ext. 2506.

August Regents

August Regents exams are given Wednesday, 8/17 and Thursday, 8/18. Click here for the schedule.

August Regents and Review

Hoosic Valley will once again offer regents review class free of charge through the distance learning network. Class will run Monday through Thursday August 1 - August 16th (no classes on Friday). Class will be held in the HS Distance Learning Room, No. 113. Contact Guidance to register.

Time Class
8-10 am Global Studies
10 - Noon Algebra II CC
Noon - 2 pm US History
2 - 4 pm Algebra I CC
4 - 6 pm Geometry CC

Click here for the August Regents Schedule

Practice Schedules

August 12, 2016 - Fall Sports begin Monday, August 15 for Varsity and JV sports.  Most Modified sports practices will begin in September. Practice times are:

Girls Varsity Soccer:  6:30 to 7:30 am6 pm to 7:30 pm
Girls JV Soccer:  8-10am
Boys JV and Varsity Soccer:  6-8pm
Golf 10-11:30 -elementary field
JV and V Volleyball:  9-11:30
JV and Varsity football: 9-12
Crosscountry 6-7:30 *** 8/16 start date

In order to be eligible to try-out for a particular sport a student must have a Blue Card.  To receive a Blue Card, a current physical exam done by a physician is required (within 1 year), and also an Athletic Health History Form completed and signed by parents.  The forms will be reviewed and a Blue Card will be and given to the coach by the School Nurse before the first day of try-outs. A new Blue Card must be given prior to the start of each sports season.

Community Movie Night

August 12, 2016 - The community movie scheduled for tonight is canceled due to the weather. The forecast for tomorrow calls for rain also - there will not be a make up date.

Attention Fall Athletes

August 3, 2016 - Tuesday, August 9 at 6pm is Fall Sports Night in the elementary auditorium.  Parents and students will have an opportunity to meet their coaches for the upcoming season.  Important information about the revised Code of Conduct, the new sports website, practice and game schedules will all be discussed. If there are any questions please email Eric Papandrea, Athletic Director, at epapandrea@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us.

Fall Sports Info and Required Physicals

July 26, 2016 - Dr. Nightingale will be at the school on August 11th from 10-12 to do student physicals.  Either email or leave a message for the school nurse, 753-4458 x 2511, if your student needs a physical to participate in fall sports. Include your student's name, grade and sport.

July 28, 2016 - Hoosic Valley offers students a wide variety of athletic opportunities in the Junior and Senior High School.  Our athletes are usually our most dedicated students and some of the best representatives of our school community. 

Fall Sports begin August 15 for Varsity and JV sports.  Most Modified sports practices will begin in September. In order to be eligible to try-out for a particular sport a student must have a Blue Card.  To receive a Blue Card, a current physical exam done by a physician is required (within 1 year), and also an Athletic Health History Form completed and signed by parents.  Both forms are then handed into the School Nurse.  The forms will be reviewed and a Blue Card will be made out and given to the coach by the School Nurse before the first day of try-outs. A new Blue Card must be given prior to the start of each sports season; they will not cover a student for an entire school year. 

Components of the sports physical:

Our high school nurse Mrs. Barton will be available in the high school health office to complete Blue Card paperwork on the following dates:  Monday August 8th through Thursday August 11th from 8am-12pm.  These are the only dates that Mrs. Barton will be available to issue Blue Cards before the start of school.  Dr. Nightingale, the school Medical Director, will be here to do physicals on August 11th from 10-12.

Check back over the summer for updates on times and locations of practices.  If there are any questions please email Eric Papandrea, Athletic Director, at epapandrea@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us

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