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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Grades 7-12 - Use the subject links to access individual classes
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, email@example.com. 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.
ATHLETIC BLUE CARDS
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 HistoryORAthletic 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.
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.
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.
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.