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New for the 2016-2017 School Year

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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