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Character Education

The Character Education Program is designed to develop and sustain a school environment that allows all students to feel safe, confident and eager to learn. We will accomplish these goals by providing services and opportunities that promote positive characteristics.

We have established a set of school-wide expectations”, which is a key step in building a positive school climate.   The expectations are: Act Responsibly, Be Ready to Learn, Create Respect and Display Self-Control. 

Our monthly virtues include:  Ready to Learn, Self-Control, Citizenship, Empathy, Integrity, Friendship, Responsibility, Tolerance, Civility, and Courage. Respect is our eleventh character trait and it's so important we promote the virtue of respect all year long.

Hoosic Valley Code of Conduct

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School Wide Expectations

to consider how others want  to be treated  and treat  them that way.

How to Create Respect

Talk to others in a kind and respectful tone of voice.
Speak kindly about others.
Do not join in gossip.
Use manners regularly.
Do not interrupt; listen to what other people have to say.
Make safe decisions for yourself and others.
Treat property with respect; take care of your own belongings, as well the belongings of others.

What do respectful learners do?

Listen quietly to the teacher and others
Sit still, body still straight and tall
Keep your hands and feet to yourself
Eyes focused on the speaker
Stay in your seat while the teacher is teaching
Ignore distractions Raise your hand to speak

Virtue of the Month:

September- Ready to Learn


October: Act Responsibly

Act Responsibly
Be Ready to Learn
Create Respect
Display Self-Control

December: Empathy
January - Integrity
February - Friendship
March - Responsibility
April - Tolerance
May - Civility
June - Courage

Last updated on December 16, 2016


Click here for a list of Character Ed Events this year.

The Character Education Student Committee has evolved into


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Are you being bullied? Do you think your child is being bullied? If so please talk to Becky Kellerhouse in the High School and Beth McQueeney in the Elementary School. It is important to address bulling issues as they happen and not allow things to escalate. Or email this form to:

Janet Folkman, K-12 Diginity Act Coordinator, jfolkman@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us

Becky Kellerhouse, Jr. Sr High School Diginity Act Coordinator at rkellerhouse@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us


Beth McQueeney, Elementary Diginity Act Coordinator at bmcqueeney@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us


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