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School Physicals

November 10, 2014 - Our school physician, Dr. Nightingale, will be in the district on November 20th for students needing physicals. Students should stop by the school nurses office ahead of time to schedule an appointment and arrange for passes. If you have any questions please contact Missy Barton, HS Nurse, at 753-4458 x 2511 or Deb Ellott, Elementary Nurse, at 753-4458 x3509.

Booster Club Magazine Drive

November 11,2014 - Don't forget to support the Booster Club Magazine Drive. This is a great time to renew any subscriptions and help out all our teams at the same time. You can also go online to order:

to shop from American Publisher’s Internet catalog!
Use Account # HVINDIANS

But don't wait, orders need to placed by the 13th.

PTO Fundraiser Pickup

November 7, 2014 - A great big thanks to all the parents and students that support the PTO fall fundraiser. PTO would like to remind parents that pickup is Wednesday, November 12th from 2:30 -6:30 in the Elementary School Auditorium Entrance. Please contact Michele Read @ 321-8323 with questions.

Nocturnal Animals Visit 1st Grade

November 6, 2014 – Wildlife Biologist and Educator Beth Bidwell visited our first graders today with five very special friends.  She brought along a snapping turtle, black rat snake, screech owl, bard owl and a red tailed hawk. First graders are currently studying nocturnal animals. It was amazing how much they already knew and how they could point out the adaptations and special traits each animal had that helped them hunt and move through the night.  Ms. Bidwell brought along the Red-tailed hawk because it isn’t a nocturnal animal. She wanted the students to observe the differences in the physical characteristics of this day time predator.  All in all it was a great presentation that brought the night time forest into our cafeteria for just a short while.   Click here for more photos.

Community Ed Update

November 6, 2014 - The Allie, Allie, Allium! class is full, and we are not accepting any more registrations. One of the more unique continuing education classes we offer is “Getting Paid to Talk,” a single-evening introduction to Voice Acting class that’s presented by a company called Voice Coaches. We’re presenting the class again in a couple of weeks, Tuesday, November 18th at 6:30PM-9:00 PM. It will be held in the HS Library and has a $30 fee.

This class is especially appealing to educators and instructors who use their voices professionally already. It’s a fun and enlightening evening that offers up a lot of great information about the field of Voice Acting. Learn more at http://www.voicecoaches.com/gptt.

Voice Coaches has been featured in articles in the Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, Tampa Tribune, Newsday, and dozens of other newspapers around the country. They are a member of the Better Business Bureau, the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, and the American Society for Training and Development.

To register for the upcoming class, please complete the registration form and send it with your payment to Kelly Akin in the Elementary School. Click here for the registration form.

Pumpkin Fun Run

November 3, 2014 - On Saturday, November 1st, Hoosic Valley Elementary School hosted the First Annual Pumpkin Fun Run and Walk to benefit the Booster Club.  Participants braved the chilly weather as they ran and walked the 1-mile trail marked by pumpkins and the familiar faces of teacher and community volunteers.  Each participant received a pumpkin t-shirt and a pumpkin.  All the participants had fun and did a great job completing the event!! We'd like to thank Coach Rogers for organizing such a cool event for our students and all the teachers and staff that volunteered their time to make the "Pumpkin Fun Run" a new traditional at Hoosic Valley. A special thank you to Sheldon Farm’s for donating all of the pumpkins, Kennelly's the apples and Shop-n-Save the water and snacks. Click here for Pumpkin Run Photos

Top Finishers: Medals were awarded to the top three finishers in each group. 
Grades K-2 - Boys - Charlie Valade, Demarest Neary, Harper Houser
Grades K-2 -Girls - Ella Waldron, Riley Kinnicutt, Page Gela
Grades 3-6 - Boys - Cameron Field, Aden Kownack, James Czub
Grades 3-6 - Girls - Lilly Czub, Anna Jensen, Madison Sushinski

November 3, 2014 - The newly formed Hoosic Valley Jam Band and the Select Chorus recently performed at the Times Union Center at a Albany Devils Hockey game. Click here for more photos.

Algebra Tutoring to Start November 4th

October 31, 2014 - Mr. Frederick will be providing tutoring for all Integrated Algebra students starting Tuesday, November 4th .  Classes will take place in room 15 from 3pm – 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. At this point we have arranged for the tutoring to last three weeks, additional sessions will be scheduled if Mr. Frederick and Mrs. Gutenmann determine more time is needed.

Pumpkin Run

October 31, 2014 - The 1st Annual Pumpkin Fun Run and Walk will take place, rain or shine, this Saturday at 9:00am on the High school track and surrounding fields.  Registered participants should plan to arrive by 8:45 to check in and get ready for the start of the race.  Parents and family members are also welcome to run or walk the course with their children.  The weather may be a little chilly with a slight chance of rain on Saturday so dress warm and bring your rain gear just in case.   See you on Saturday!!

High School Students Join the Devils!

Reminder: - The Hoosic Valley Select Chorus and Jam Band have been selected to perform at the Albany Devils Hockey Game on Sunday, November 2nd at 3pm! Come out and support our students and enjoy a game!

Faculty Basketball Game

October 30, 2014 - Thanks to all the teachers, students and parents that came out to the Student Council Faculty Basketball Game. It's was a lot of fun, congrats to the Elementary Teachers on the win, Colin Jesmain claimed the half court shoot out with Anna Hunter in a close second, Dem Neary won the costume contest and it was a great fundraiser. Student Council plans on using the money raised for the Spring Breakfast and towards starting a Student Council Scholarship. Click here for more photos.

Emergency Go Home Drill - 11/10

October 30, 2014 - New York State Education Department requires that all school districts conduct annual drills to prepare for the evacuation of students and staff in case of an emergency. As part of our district-wide safety plan, The Hoosic Valley Central School will be conducting the Emergency Go Home drill on Monday, November 10th

Parents who wish to pick up their children at dismissal may do so, but they must be at school by 1:40 pm.   The SACC program will run as usual on this day.  Students who attend the SACC program will evacuate with the rest of the students and then return to the elementary school after the drill is over.

Click here for the Elementary Parent Letter

Post Season Games and Meets

October 30, 2014 - There's still a few games left to be played before we head inside for the Winter sports season.

  • Cross Country - Friday, October 31 @ Spa Park. Girls @ 12:30, Boys @ 2:30
  • Football - Saturday, November 1st @ Hoosic Valley vs Ichabod Crane, 1pm kickoff.

Booster Club Magazine Drive

October 30, 2014 - Over the next two weeks the 5th and 6th grades will once again be selling magazines to support the Booster Club and Hoosic Valley Athletics. This is a great to renew any subscriptions and help out all our teams at the same time. You can go online to order also:

to shop from American Publisher’s Internet catalog!
Use Account # HVINDIANS

But don't wait, orders need to placed by the 13th.

2014 Super Bowl Champions

October 28, 2014 - Congratulations to the Stampede Sr. Tackle Football Team. They became the 2014 Super Bowl Champions on Sunday after a tough game against the Vermont Vipers, final score  14-13. Our fifth and sixth graders have worked so hard throughout the season and should be very proud of their championship title.

Hoosic Valley Ski Club

October 16, 2014 - Despite the nice weather, it's time to start thinking about ski club. Signup before November 25 to save $20! Ski club runs on Wednesdays - January 7th thru February 11th. Ski Club is open to students in grades 3-12; busing is provided from school to the mountain and back to school.

Click here for the HS Ski Club Info and Registration Papers

Click here for the Elementary Forms

Graduation Cap & Gowns

October 20, 2014 - Attention Seniors: You will be measured for your graduation Cap & Gown Tuesday, 10/21, during your lunch periods.  There is no cost for the cap & gown.  Additional tassles will be available for purchase if you so choose.

Student Council Blood Drive - Tuesday

October 17, 2014 - It's almost time for the fall blood drive! Make sure to stop in Tuesday, October 21st, from 8:00AM to 12:45PM and donate blood to save a life with the America Red Cross! If you have any questions, please email Mr. Myott at amyott@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us

October Character Counts

October 20, 2014 - The Elementary School held it's first Character Counts assembly of the school year. Showing good character is very important; our Character Counts Assemblies reinforce our virtues of the month along with giving our students a chance to show what they have learned.

The virtue of the month for September was "Ready to Learn." Our students showing that they were "Ready to Learn" during September were Keira Houlihan, Jimmy Johnson, Cliff Carey, Olivia Cappellano, Matthew Wager, Matthew Adams, Tyler Eddy, Riley Ciazza, Brayden Senecal, Jennifer Brayman, Helen LeStage, Logan Beaudoin, Hannah Coffin, Daniel Gregg, Jackson Schram, Andrew McLaren, Ava Wiley, Christopher Fusco, Leia Elbaz, Laura Rice, Ryley Houle, McKenna McLaren, McKenna Warrington, Brandon Watkins, Matthew Jesmain and Logan Seymour

The virtue of the for October is “Self Control”.  Self control teches our students to Be patient and behave appropriately in class. Set goals for your life and work towards them. Take care of your body, eat healthy and be safe. Say “No” to activities that can get you in trouble and think about the consequences of your actions before you act. Control your emotions, do not listen or react to people who put you down and stay calm under pressure. Our students showing “Self Control” for the month of October are Colin O’Brien, JinHee Hinman, Tyler Godsill, Emma Carlo, Brianna Gifford, Lainey Bohcette, Jack Perez-Vickery, Anna Grace Macica, LeeAnna Harris, Marina Cappelano, Hunter Matala, Ryan Guynup, Payton Gela, Matthew Fitzgerald, Joseph McBain, Charlie Valade, Breanna Mconald, Joei Godsill, Tyler Beaudoin, Brennen Bogue, Kiera Rasmussen, Evie Bunk, Reilly Reiser, Emilee Valade, Katie Jacques and Alex Salisbury.

October 17, 2014 - Wave Riders is a six week support group for grieving children and teens. Through art and dialogue, Wave Riders provides a safe, supportive environment to help children and teens learn: they are not alone, their feelings are perfectly normal, and how to express those feelings in safe and healthy ways.

Any child or teen, 3-17 years old, who has experienced any type of death-related loss in their lifetime, regardless if the loved one was on Hospice, is welcome to apply. Their next series of programs begins soon, click here for the application.

Friday is Pink Shirt Day

October 16, 2014 - Our fifth annual “Pink Shirt Day” is on Friday, October 17th.  We are asking all students, staff and visitors to wear a pink shirt to show that they want to stop bullying in our schools.   In order to be respectful of the message and seriousness of the day we ask that students participate by wearing a pink shirt, not costumes or head-to-toe pink.  Visit this link for an interview with the two students who “took a stand against bullying” and motivated us to begin pink shirt day,  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21156298.

Hoosic Valley's 1st Annual Pumpkin Fun Run & Walk
Students K-6, November 1st, 9 am

October 16, 2014 - Registration is extended till tomorrow! (10/17)

We are very excited about Hoosic Valley's 1st Annual Pumpkin Fun Run & Walk on Saturday, November 1st!  The race is a great way to promote fitness for our elementary students and help them run off some of that Halloween candy!  Students will receive an awesome jack-o-lantern pumpkin t-shirt and a free pumpkin for participating (generously donated by Sheldon's Pumpkins).  Ribbons will be awarded to the fastest three girls and boys.  Advanced registration is due to Coach Rogers by October 16th 17th. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Hoosic Valley Booster Club. Click here for the registration form and race details.

Congratulations to Our League Champions

Coach Kardash and her volleyball team have tied Tamarac for the first league title of the 2014-2015 school year. This makes for the 7th title for our Volleyball Program. The girls finished with a 8-2 league record, 12-5 overall. We wish Coach Kardash and the girls luck as they head into sectionals. Check back for info on post season play.

High School Students Join the Devils!

October 16, 2014 - The Hoosic Valley Select Chorus and Jam Band have been selected to perform at the Albany Devils Hockey Game on Sunday, November 2nd at 3pm! Come out and support our students and enjoy a game! We have a reserved section for seating, and discounts of $13 a ticket. Tickets can be purchased by filling out the order form and either returning the form and payment to Miss Allen in the Jr. Sr. High School by October 20th or directly mailing your form to Meg at the Albany Devils by October 24th. Please contact Miss Allen with any questions regarding this event at KrAllen@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Hoosic Valley Ski Club

October 16, 2014 - Despite the nice weather, it's time to start thinking about ski club. Signup before November 25 to save $20! Ski club runs on Wednesdays - January 7th thru February 11th. Ski Club is open to students in grades 3-12; busing is provided from school to the mountain and back to school.

Click here for the HS Ski Club Info and Registration Papers

Click here for the Elementary Forms

Please don't blame us if it snows tomorrow!

Algebra 2/Trig Support Classes

October 14, 2014 - The Algebra 2/Trig support classes will begin this week for regents students. After school sessions will run from 3-4 Tuesday-Thursday with Mrs. Roberts in room 13. Evening sessions will be on Wednesday & Thursday from 7-8:30 in room 220 with Mrs. Phillips. Students should use the flag pole entrance. The topic for the first week will be factoring.

Students off Friday & Monday

October 6, 2014 - Students will have a four day weekend due to Friday's Superintendent's Conference Day and Columbus Day on Monday. Enjoy!

PSAT Exams

October 2, 2014 - The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) will be given on Wednesday, October 15th. The test will begin after homeroom and last approximately three hours. Seating is limited and open first to Juniors. Interested Juniors should signup in the guidance office between October 3rd and October 8th. If additional seats are available Sophomores may signup beginning October 9th. There is a registration fee of $15 due at signup. Contact our Guidance Office for additional information, 753-4458 x2507.

Community Education Program
Encourages District Participation

Reprinted from the Express, Written by Christine Barton

October 2, 2014 - Hoosic Valley Community Education Program is once again being offered during the 2014 fall season. Angela Ross-Hixon originally spearheaded the program in 2004 and led it until the fall of 2010 when Kelly Akin assumed this responsibility as the Community Education Director. Mrs. Akin has been leading this program since 2010 and actively works with local talent to develop a course listing that offers unique learning and skill building opportunities for the district and the larger community.  The program is open to residents and non-residents of the school district on first come first served basis. 

In years past the fall brochure announcing the Community Education Program was printed and mailed to district residents. This season the school will not be mailing the brochure but wants the community to know that the program is still up and running with fresh new sessions offered throughout the fall season.  Mrs. Akin is hoping that interest and attendance will pick up so the programs may continue in the spring. Popular classes proved to be babysitting training, rubber-stamping, quilting and a few of the free informational seminars did draw a crowd.

The program has many diverse and interesting class offerings for the fallThis season offers an array of various topics. Health sessions offer topics such as meditation classes; natural based health remedies and the various uses of essential oils. General learning topics include classes on retirement planning, information about navigating the Medicare system and the basics of solar power, among others. Skill based classes offer quilting, knitting, and rubber-stamping and unique cooking classes. The instructors for the sessions are primarily made up of local residents who have either expressed an interest in developing a session or offer a special skill that may be of interest to the larger community. The cost for these sessions is very low offering an opportunity for learning that is very affordable for residents. Prices per course for the fall sessions range anywhere from $5.00 to $35.00. Most sessions are on the lower end of that price spectrum.  . Classes will be cancelled if not enough people register in advance so those interested are encouraged to mail their registration for and payment ahead of time to ensure that the class will run as scheduled.

For addition information contact  Community Ed Directory,  Kelly Akin at 753-0458 extension 5001. A pickup in attendance and a sparked interest in the community education program at will largely determine the future of the program.

Click here for the full brochure

Click here for the registratin form

Hoosic Valley's 1st Annual Pumpkin Fun Run & Walk
Students K-6, November 1st, 9 am

October 1, 2014 - We are very excited about Hoosic Valley's 1st Annual Pumpkin Fun Run & Walk on Saturday, November 1st!  The race is a great way to promote fitness for our elementary students and help them run off some of that Halloween candy!  Students will receive an awesome jack-o-lantern pumpkin t-shirt and a free pumpkin for participating (generously donated by Sheldon's Pumpkins).  Ribbons will be awarded to the fastest three girls and boys.  Advanced registration is due to Coach Rogers by October 16th. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Hoosic Valley Booster Club. Click here for the registration form and race details.

Community Harvest Fest & Melrose Mile

September 27, 2014 - What a great community day! This year's Harvest Fest was bigger and better than ever. The weather was perfect, the runners were swift , the turn out was awesome and there were smiles everywhere. The Community Partners hold the Harvest Fest every year as a way to thank the community for their support of the After Prom Party. Our local business are so generous when we ask, the Fest is an opportunity to show our appreciation. And the Fest gives everyone a chance to catch up with their neighbors and enjoy the day. Click here for more photos from this year's Harvest Fest.

College Caravan Visits Hoosic Valley

September 25, 2014 - The College Caravan visited Hoosic Valley today. It's a quick visit meant to spark the interest of our Juniors and Seniors to help them along with their college search. The following colleges were part of the Caravan: Adirondack Community College, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Fulton Montgomery Community College, Hartwick College, Hudson Valley Community College, ITT Tech, Ithaca College, Johnson & Wales University, Johnson State College, Long Island University/Post, Maria College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Schenectady County Community College, Siena College, SUNY Albany, The College of St. Rose, and The Sage Colleges.

Our Guidance Office has plenty of additional college visits planned this fall. Students should be listening to the morning announcements (or checking the HS webpage) and using the guidance newsletter for updates. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these visits, it's an opportunity to speak with the college representative, ask questions and find out about the application process. Here are the upcoming scheduled visits:

  • Bay Path Univ.   Oct. 1  8:30
  • North Country CC  Oct. 2  1:30
  • Western New England  Oct. 6 10:30
  • SUNY ESF    Oct. 7  9:00
  • Clarkson University  Oct. 8  9:00
  • Manhattan College  Oct. 9  9:30
  • Keuka College   Oct. 9 11:30
  • SUNY Canton   Oct. 9 10:30
  • Univ. of New Hampshire Oct. 9  1:00
  • Albany Coll. of Pharmacy  Oct. 14 11:30
  • SUNY Potsdam   Oct. 16 10:30
  • Maria College Oct. 23 9:00

Collecting Evidence at the High School

September 23, 2014 - Don't be alarmed, no real crime was committed! These are Mrs. Givney's College Forensic Science students learning how to collect evidence. Students split into two groups to "process the scene" as part of a classroom exercise.

This class is one of the new SUPA courses we are offering at the high school. Mrs. Givney spent a week at Syracuse University this summer learning the SU curriculum and the expectations of the class. Students can earn 4 college science credits in this class. Forensic Science is one of the three new SUPA class being offered at the High School this year. Mr. Papandrea is teaching a SUPA economics class and Mrs. Abraham is teaching a SUPA College Learning Strategies class. Next year we will be adding Biology and a Government Class through SUPA. Along with the summer training there is continuing support from Syracuse University through on-site visits from SU Professors and professional development for our teachers involved with the SUPA Program.

Visit to the Knickerbocker

September 23, 2014 - Our fourth graders got in touch with their Dutch heritage with a trip to the Knickerbocker Mansion. The Kinickerbocker Historical Society is dedicated to sharing our local history and culture during the colonial and revolutionary period. This is a great local field trip that ties into the New York State History curriculum of 4th grade. The Knickerbocker Mansion is located on Knickerbocker Road, just off Route 67 between Schaghticoke and Mechanicville. Click here for more information on the Knickerbocker Mansion.

Information Regarding Enterovirus D68

September 19, 2014 - The New York State Department of Health is advising parents and health care providers to be aware of the signs and symptoms of enterovirus EV-D68, a serious respiratory illness which has now been confirmed in more than a dozen children in New York State. Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is causing cases of severe respiratory (breathing) illness among children and other individuals. Such illness has sometimes resulted in hospitalization, especially among children with asthma.

Symptoms to Look For: Fever, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, and body aches. Since EV-D68 has not been commonly reported, other symptoms may also be seen.

How It Is Spread: Enteroviruses are transmitted through close contact with a person who has the virus, or by touching objects or surfaces that have the virus on them and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

What You Can Do Protect Yourself: There is no medicine to treat for EV-D68 infections other than management of symptoms, which is why it is important to  protect yourself and others reminding your children to:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if
    someone is sick.
  • Use the same precautions you would use to prevent the spread of influenza.

These prevention steps are especially important for individuals or persons with family members who are infants, or who have chronic health conditions or compromised immune systems.

What to Do If Your Child Feels Ill: If your child is sick with a runny nose, cough, fever, or aches which are signs of an upper respiratory infection, do not send your child to school. Allow them to rest and recover at home. Contact your medical provider immediately if your child becomes seriously ill.

For more information about EV-D68, visit: www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/EV-D68, or contact the School Nurse.

Source Document: http://www.health.ny.gov/press/releases/2014/2014-09-12_ev-d68_confirmed.htm NYS Department of Health - Preventing the Spread of EV-D68 ALBANY, NY (September 12, 2014)

Working Together - Thanksgiving Food Baskets

September 19, 2014 - Unity House, CEO and Community Gardens have teamed up to provide Thanksgiving Food Basket for $5. Registration is available now. Click here for more info.

New York State Testing Score Reports

September 18, 2014 - Each spring, students in Grades 3-8 take part in the New York State Testing Program in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics, as required under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Scores from these tests were recently mailed home to parents.  The reports provide one way for parents and educators to understand student performance. However, scores from these tests do not tell the whole story about what a child knows and can do. The results from the Grade 3-8 ELA and Mathematics Tests are being provided for diagnostic purposes and will not be included in your child's official transcript or permanent student record.

The reports mailed home explain your child's scores and lists resources available to support your child's education. If you have questions or would like more information about your child's performance on last year's test, please contact your student’s teacher or building principal.

Click here for more information about the NYS Testing Results

Active Parenting Now

September 18, 2014 - Active Parenting Now is a FREE parenting program to the parents of children in grades K-5. This program is provided by Rensselaer County. Active Parenting Now supports parents by offering skills to:

  • Redirect misbehavior and sidestep power struggles
  • Discipline while teaching responsibility
  • Prevent young people from experimenting with alcohol & other drugs
  • Communicate effectively with children
  • Explore and encourage nonviolent conflict resolution inside the home and out

Click here for more information.

PSAT Exams

September 17, 2014 - The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) will be given on Wednesday, October 15th. The test will begin after homeroom and last approximately three hours. Seating is limited and open first to Juniors. Interested Juniors should signup in the guidance office between October 3rd and October 8th. If additional seats are available Sophomores may signup beginning October 9th. There is a registration fee of $15 due at signup. Contact our Guidance Office for additional information, 753-4458 x2507.

School Garden

September 17, 2014 - The school garden was a busy place this morning. Mrs. Messier's morning class came out to harvest Swiss Chard as part of their 4H Price Chopper Marketing program. Through this program, Price Chopper provides seeds & plants for youth to grow which is then sold back to the grocery store. The crop chosen by Mrs. Messier's class last spring was Swiss chard, due to it's long harvesting season & because it had grown well in our garden in the past. The Swiss chard is cut, washed, bundled & delivered to the Brunswick Price Chopper where it is available for purchase in the produce section. Look for the Hoosic Valley School Garden sign!


Shortly after the chard was harvested, Ms. Lovell's class came out on a mission to pick tomatoes for the cafeteria. Today was Nacho day on the lunch menu & the elementary school cafeteria staff wanted to be able to add fresh tomatoes to this favorite meal. Fortunately the woodchucks do not seem to like tomatoes and Ms. Lovell's class was able to fill their baskets, as well as harvesting some kale for their classroom to try. It was a beautiful day to be out in the garden!


Elementary School Building Referendum
Roof And Energy Management System Replacement

September 17, 2014 - The proposition for the roof and energy management system passed 100 – 59. Click here for more info....

Fall Community Ed Class Announced

September 16, 2014 - Our Community Ed instructors are gearing up to begin classes in October. Make sure you check out all the great offerings, remember all classes are open to residents as well as non-residents on a first come, first served basis. Register early to prevent a class you are interested in from being either filled or cancelled due to lack of participants. Click here to see the full list of Fall Classes.


School Pictures - September 17 & 18

September 15, 2014 - School Pictures will be taken this Wednesday and Thursday for all students in grades 7-12. Pictures are taken during student's regularly scheduled gym class. While seniors will have their picture taken at this time for their school id, they should also see Mrs. Pallozzi to schedule an appointment for their formal senior portrait (separate times available). iSmileStudio Photo Order forms have been handed out in homeroom, please remember to return the completed order form with payment on picture day.

Students in grades PK-6 will have their pictures taken on September 29th and 30th.

Softball Chicken BBQ

September 15, 2014 - The softball team will be holding a Chicken BBQ on September 27th to support their Florida Tournament Trip planned for 2015. The Chicken BBQ will be held in conjunction with the Harvest Fest at the Schaghticoke Town Hall. Dinners will be available between 3:00 & 4:30 pm. Click here for pricing and order info.

School Banking with the PTO

September 15, 2014 - School banking (sponsored by PTO) will begin this Friday in the Hoosic Valley Elementary School. The bank will be open every Friday from 8:15 – 8:45 am in the library. PTO partners with CapCom Federal Credit Union to offer school banking to our students in grades K-6. Besides saving, CapCom offers rewards to students with their Great Grades and Reading Program. Check out the CapCom website for more info on account creation, transfers and promotions.

CapCom School Banking

NEWSIES Tickets Available

September 12, 2014 - MAC has discounted tickets available for the Broadway Show "Newsies" at Proctors Theatre. The show is on Wednesday, October 15th at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $45 for downstairs seating or $33 for balcony seats. Click here for order information.

Harvest Fest & Melrose Mile
September 27, Noon - 4

September 12, 2014 - The Hoosic Valley Community Partners will be holding their annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 27th from noon till 4pm at the Schaghticoke Town Hall. This year's Harvest Fest will have all that you would expect plus a little more! There will be farm stands with fall produce along with crafters, local interest groups, activities for the kids and plenty to eat as you browse through the exhibits.   And if that’s not enough, a band will be performing at 1 and 3 from the gazebo.  Feel free to bring lawn chairs to relax and enjoy the show.  You can check out the festival in between performances.

And don't forget to bring your running shoes. Once again there will be the running for the Melrose mile. Race registration begins at 11:30 (no fee) with the race starting at 12:30.  The course is 2 laps around the town hall property, if you want to stop after one that’s OK.  If you want to run 3 or 4 that is ok too! Registration is at noon or email registration form to melrosemile@gmail.com . Open to ALL ages, prizes will be awarded to top performers.

It's not too late for vendors to sign up - click here for a registration form. There's no charge to vendors, the more the merrier!

School Garden

September 11, 2014 - The Hoosic Valley School Garden was once again a blue ribbon winner in the 2014 Schaghticoke Fair. Entrees included green beans, carrots, sunflowers, basil from the herb garden, winter squash, Swiss chard and an information display called “Composting in the School Garden”. In all seven blue ribbons were won for first place and one red ribbon for second place, with an additional prize of Most Blue Ribbons in the Youth category. The biggest surprise was the winter squash, an heirloom variety named Black Futsu, that won Best of Show for the Vegetable Division!

Vegetables were planted by several classes from pre-K through high school, with some vegetables being used as Fair entrees, summer harvests being donated to the local food pantries and vegetables currently being used in the cafeterias and classrooms. Despite the efforts of some tenacious wood chucks and rabbits, the garden has had a bountiful summer. Congratulations, gardeners!

Senior Portraits

September 10, 2014 - Attention Seniors: Formal Senior Portraits will be taken September 17-19. Students should see Mrs. Pallozzi to schedule an appointment for their Senior Photos (this is different than the yearly school photos). Click here for more infomation.

School Physicals

September 8, 2014 - Students entering 2nd, 4th, 7th or 10th grade or any students new to the district are required to have a physical within 30 days of the start of the school year. Dr. Nightingale will be in both the High School and Elementary buildings on September 25th for any student in need of a physical. Please contact the school nurse ahead of time if you would like your child seen by Dr. Nightingale.

We are off to a Great Start!

September 5, 2014 - The Elementary School ended their first week on a great note with their school spirit pep rally. Everyone was full of pep and displaying their school spirit! Our pep rally ended with Mr. Foti accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge from the teachers and challenged Mr. O'Brien in return - we look forward to that chilling scene.

Click here for Photos from this year's Pep Rally

Open House

September 5, 2014 - We hope all parents and guardians can join us for our open houses this year. The Elementary Open House will be on Wednesday, September 10th and the High School Open House will be on Thursday, September 11th. This is a great opportunity for parents to hear about their children’s school activities and expectations.

Click here for more information on the Elementary Open House

Click here for more information on the Jr. Sr. High School Open House

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 - ($8.00/hour)
  • Custodian - Substitute - ($8.60/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)

CASDA College Fair

September 5, 2014 - Wednesday, September 24th Hudson Valley Community College will host it's Fall College Fair. The Fair will be held at the Edward F. McDonough Recreation Center from 9-11:30 am and 6-8 pm. Hoosic Valley will be providing transportation to any senior that would like to attend the morning session (permission slips needed). Students and Parents may also attend the evening session. Check the CASDA website www.casdany.org for more info, a listing of participating colleges will be available by September 18th.

Fall Driver's Ed

September 5, 2014 - Any student interested in Driver Education for the Fall, please see Mr. Ryan in Room 211 to pick up an application form or click here to download a form

Students must be 16 years of age by the start of the course (10/1). The program will run from October  1st  through January 28th.  The classroom session will be held from 3:05 pm - 4:35 pm on Wednesdays (Hoosic Valley) or 10:40 am – 12:10 am on Weekends (Cambridge) with car sessions offered the other days after school and before and after class on Weekends. 

2014-2015 Meal Prices

High School Lunch - $2.30
Elementary School Lunch - $2.05
Breakfast (Elementary & High School) - $1.25

Children from households that meet federal income guidelines are eligible for free meals or reduced priced meals. Reduced priced meals cost each eligible student $.25 for lunch and $.25 for breakfast. To apply for free or reduced priced meals, submit a Direct Certification letter from the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance OR complete an application, sign and return to Anthony Cammarata, Business Administrator, as soon as possible.

Applications are available at the main office, district offic, nurses office, cafeteria or you may download the application and instructions below.

Free/Reduced Meal Application

Welcome to our New Staff

August 28, 2014 - We will be all ready to start the 2014-2015 school year next wednesday and what an exciting year it will be! Schedules have been mailed and new student and staff orientations have been held. Everyone should enjoy their last weekend off, visit the Great Schaghticoke Fair over the weekend and then be ready for classes to begin on Wednesday!

We have quite a talented group of new teachers and employees joining Hoosic Valley this year. With close to fifteen new employees we thought you might like to get to know them before school starts. Click here for a sneak peak and quick introduction. We are still finializing a few positions so check back for updates.

Fall Sports Parent Night

August 25, 2014 - Hoosic Valley Athletic Director, Eric Papandrea, and our fall coaches will be holding a Parent Night on Tuesday, August 26th at 6pm in the High School Gym.  The meeting will address the upcoming season, the new scheduling website and the code of conduct.  Parents and players of all fall sports and levels are encouraged to attend.

Hudson Valley Distance Learning Classes

Reminder - Hudson Valley Community College classes through Interactive TV begin on Monday, August 25 in Room 33 of the High School. Attendance is required, please contact guidance with any questions.  Following is the class schedule for the 2014 fall semester:

  • General Psychology - Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:00 - 9:50
  • Business Law I - Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday - 10:00 - 10:50
  • Sociology - Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 12:00 - 12:50

7th Grade Orientation

Reminder - On Tuesday, August 26th, Student Council will hold an informal orientation for 7th 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. Click here for more info

2014-2015 School Supplies

Click below for a list of school supplies needed for September.

Elementary School Building Referendum
Roof And Energy Management System Replacement

August 22, 2014 - On Tuesday, September 16, 2014 district residents will go to the polls to vote on a $2,200,000 bond referendum. The plan calls for upgrades to the aging infrastructure at the elementary school. The project consists of replacing the failing elementary school roof and obsolete energy management controls system, which operates the heat and ventilation throughout the building. Click here for more info....

Athletic Pages have a New Look for Better Communications

August 19, 2014 - The Wasaren League will be using a new scheduling system this year.  This new software has the capability to send immediate schedule cancellations and changes through text or email messaging.

Click here for the Sports Calendar

Click here for the user guide and directions for automatic updates

Volunteers Needed for the Booster Club Fair Booths

August 17, 2014 - The HV Booster Club is offering a FREE one day admission pass to The Great Schaghticoke Fair from August 27-September 1, 2014 in exchange for your help at the Milk Shake or Fried Dough Booth. The shifts are 4 hours: 11-3, 3-7, & 7-11. The Booster Club is very short on volunteers this year, all parents and athletes are needed to make it another great year at the fair! Remember this is the main fundraiser for the year for all our sports teams.

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.

Fall Sports' Startup
(check back for updates)

Football: practice starts Monday, August 18th at 9am for all students grades 9-12. Have cleats, t shirt, and wear shorts. Football practice starts for grades 7th and 8th (modified) Monday, August 25th from 6-8pm. Contact Coach Porcelli at esggold@aol.com with questions. See below for Blue Card requirements.

JV and Varsity Boys Soccer - Soccer practice for boys in grades 9-12 will start August 18 from 5-7.

JV and Varsity Volleyball: tryouts begin Monday August 18th at 9:00 am in the high school gym.  Be stretched and ready to go at starting time.  Bring your running shoes and we will be running a timed mile every practice.  See below for Blue Card requirements. 

Modified Volleyball
: tryouts will begin Wednesday September 3rd at 3:15 in the elementary gyms. See below for Blue Card requirements. 

X-Country: Varsity Cross Country practice will start Monday, August 18th at 6pm at the high school. Please come ready to run. Any questions email Coach Forbes at jforbes@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us. See below for Blue Card requirements.

Modified X-Country: practice will begin after school on Spetember 3rd. If you have any questions contact Mr. Pagano, rpagano@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us. See below for Blue Card requirements.

Girls Varsity Soccer: Girls Varsity Soccer will start on Monday, August 18th at 6 am.

Girls JV Soccer: Girls JV Soccer Tryouts/Practice will begin on Monday, August 18th at the JV field next to the track.  Practice will run from 8-10 am. Girls should come dressed appropriately--t-shirt, shorts, shin guards, cleats and lots of water.  Players must also bring sneakers in order to run the track.  If any cuts need to be made, they will be done at the end of the first week of practices.

Girls Modified Soccer: practice will begin on Wednesday Sept. 3.  Meet at the Concession Area changed and ready to go at 3:15.
Bus transportation to Chapko Field for practices is provided daily ... you are responsible for a ride home at 4:45 when practice ends.
See below for Blue Card requirements.

Fall Sports Info

The Interval Health History or Athletic Health History forms should be sent in starting July 21st. Please do not send in earlier than the 21st, they can only be accepted 30 days before the start of practices.

Forms can be dropped off at the main office, mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to the School Nurse. Please send them in by August 11th so Mrs. Barton may process the Blue Cards to give to the coaches before the start of practice. Also remember a current physical (within the last year) is also needed for sports participation.


  • A current physical is required - If the 12-month period for the physical expires during a sports season, participants may complete the season as long as an interval health history was conducted prior to the season.  For example, a physical conducted August 1 would be valid through August 31 of the following year.  If a student plays beyond August (ex. Football), the student may complete that sport season as long as an interval health history was conducted before the start of the season. Immediately following the last sanctioned tournament competition for that season, a new physical is required if the student is going to play another sport.
  • Interval Health History OR Athletic Health History (for 1st time participants) must be completed (dated no earlier than 30 days prior to the start of the sport season) and presented to the school nurse with a current physical for a Blue Card.
  • Current physicals and health history forms can be mailed or faxed to the High School (fax # 659-3900).
  • The nurse will issue blue cards directly to coaches after all paper work has been received.

HV Boys Athletics receives top honors

July 30, 2014 - 2013-2014 was indeed a record breaking year for the Hoosic Valley Boys Sports teams. Hoosic Valley was selected as the top Boys NYSSWA Kerr Cup All-Sport Championship and placed second in the combined All-Sport category.

The Kerr Cup is named in honor Neil Kerr, the retired Post-Standard sportswriter who has been the driving force behind the NYSSWA for more than four decades. It includes all NYSPHSAA members in a competition in 28 sports.

Click here for the boy's complete list

Click here for the combined All-Sport List

Baseball State All Stars Announced

July 28, 2014 - The 2014 New York State Sports Writers Associations NYSSWA Baseball all-star team has been selected. Congratulations to Coach Brooks, John Rooney and JT Sawyer for making the list. John Rooney was selected as the Class C Player of the Year; JT Sawyer was selected for the 3rd team State All stars and Coach Brooks was selected as the Class C Coach of the Year. Click here for the complete list.

2014-2015 School Supplies

July 16, 2014 - Click below for a list of school supplies needed for September.

Summer Review & August Regents

July 2, 2014 - The district will once again hold summer review sessions through the distance learning service. Please contact guidance ASAP to signup.

Regents Review - Monday - Thursday, starting July 28th through August 12th

  • Integrated Algebra - 8 - 10 am
  • Earth Science - 10 - Noon
  • Global History - Noon - 2 pm
  • US History - 2 - 4 pm

August Regents Schedule

Students retaking the Earth Science Regents must also re-take the lab practical. The lab practical will be held on August 12 @ 9 am.

Summer Reading Programs

June 24, 2014 - It so important for all our students to continue reading over the summer vacation. We are extra lucky because we have two community libraries offering great summer reading programs and activities.

And don't forget math! Here's a few of the kids favorites math websites:

Summer Lunch Services

June 23, 2014 - If your child was eligible for free or reduced meals during the school year they may also be eligible for free or reduced meals this summer. Click here to find a site that is convenient for you. 


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Last updated on November 13, 2014