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NYS Softball All-State All-Stars Named

July 5, 2015 - Congratulations to Cierra Casale, Alyssa Paul, Camille Coyne and Coach Bochette on being named to the 2015 NYSSCOGS All-State Softball list. Click here for the complete list of state all-stars.

Summer Sports Physicals

July 1, 2015 - Dr. Nightingale will at the High School on August 13th from 11:30 to 12:30 for physicals at no charge for any students needing one for either fall sports or the 2015-2016 school year. Please contact Mrs. Barton, HS Nurse, either by email ( or phone (753-4458 x2511) to get your child on the list for a physical. 

Also, Mrs. Barton will be in the health office on August 12th and 13th  only to process paperwork for blue cards.  Please make sure to send in any paperwork (physicals, interval health history/athletic health history forms) before then if your child plans on participating in a fall sport.  Remember: interval health history and athletic health history forms can be sent in no earlier than 30 days before the start of the sport. JV and Varsity fall sports start on August 17th, modified sports start on the first day of school. Forms may either be dropped off at the HS Main office or faxed to Mrs. Barton at 753-4151.

Community Movie Night

July 1, 2015 - The first Outdoor Movie Night sponsored by Hoosic Valley Community Partners will be Friday, July 10 at Schaghticoke Town Hall beginning at dusk. Big Hero 6 will be on the big screen. Admission is FREE - there will be snacks and drinks available for purchase at a nominal fee. Rain date is Friday, July 17.

Summer Fun and Fitness @ Grafton Lake

July 1, 2015 - Physical activity keeps our kids fit, healthy, and happy. So bring them to Grafton Lake for a fun obstacle course, Zumba, nature hikes, and more. Click here for more info and registration form.

School Garden

July 1, 2015 - The School Garden has been planted & is growing beautifully with the help of our many student gardeners. With winter outstaying its welcome, students hurried to get seeds and seedlings into the rich soil of the raised beds. Mrs. Messier’s students have planted herbs, peas, onions, lettuce, potatoes and sweet potato ‘slips’. Late in the winter Mrs. Messier’s class began rooting sweet potatoes by sprouting a whole potato in a glass of water, and these sprouts, called slips when rooted, were later transplanted to the garden. The sweet potatoes, herbs and onions will be a great addition to the Thanksgiving dinner the students prepare in November. The students have also come up with some inventive ideas to combat the persistent wood chucks that also enjoy the garden. Radishes planted by Mrs. Tiernan’s students were a huge success and the first crop harvested from the garden this spring. Very colorful & spicy!

Mr. Dorman’s 7th Grade class started tomatoes plants in the classroom, studying germination, plant anatomy and classification, and growing requirements, then transplanted a great variety of tomato plants to the garden. The plants are already flowering and growing small tomatoes, possible blue-ribbon winners at the fair!

Ms. Lovell’s students have been loyal gardeners planting popcorn, carrots and pole beans, while keeping the beds weeded. This is their second year growing popcorn after a very successful crop last fall. In the past the students have also been very helpful by harvesting veggies for the cafeteria and the food pantries, taste testing new vegetables, and using garden vegetables to make delicious soup in the classroom.

Mrs. Pruiksma’s 3rd Grade class has once again planted a Three Sisters Garden with corn, squash and beans for enriching the 4th Grade’s study of Native American agriculture in the fall. What a nice addition to the school garden!

First Grade student’s in Mrs. Moss’s class enjoyed a couple of planting lessons, learning about different types of crops while planting beans, sunflowers and carrots in the garden, and peppers, tomatoes and marigolds in the classroom. The students also talked about root vegetables while harvesting radishes and tasting them in the classroom. Mrs. Moss will continue with some exciting projects in the upcoming school year…stay tuned!!

The garden will be tended over the summer by volunteers, with produce donated to the local food pantries and entered into the Schaghticoke Fair. Once school begins again the students will be back at work learning about how their food grows, trying new vegetables and enjoying the outdoor classroom in the school garden.

Hoosic Valley Class of 2015

Congratulations graduates, we couldn't be more proud!

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Click here a list of Award Winners

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Community Celebration for the Baseball State Championship

June 27, 2015 - The Hoosic Valley Booster Club cordially invites you to a Community Celebration honoring the New York State Class C Champion, Hoosic Valley Varsity Boys Baseball Team.  Please join your teammates, coaches, friends, family and the Hoosic Valley Community on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at 6:00 pm in the Picnic Pavilion at Joe Bruno Stadium, 80 Vandenburg Avenue, Troy, New York 12180. Click for more info, pricing and order form.

Summer School and Regents Review

June 25, 2015 - Hoosic Valley will be holding summer skills review classes for students going into grades 7, 8 and 9. We also will be holding regents review and offering the regents exams in August. These review sessions and exams are offered at no charge to Hoosic Valley Students. We strongly encourage all our students that scored below a 65 on a regents to regularly attend the review sessions and take the exam in August to ensure they stay on track for graduation.

The Middle School Skills sessions are from July 6th through July 23rd, everyday Monday - Thursday. Attendance is required in order for students to earn credit for grade advancement. Classes will be held in the Distance Learning Room, # 113.

Times are as follows:

Time Expected Grade Level for September Subject
8:00 - 9:00 entering 9th grade Math
9:00 - 10:00 entering 9th grade ELA
10:00 - 11:00 entering 7th grade Math
11:00 - 12:00 entering 7th grade ELA
12:00 - 1:00 entering 8th grade Math
1:00 - 2:00 entering 8th grade ELA

We will be holding Regents Review classes for the following exams using the distance learning network. Classes begin on July 27th and run everyday Monday - Thursday till August 11th and will be held in room 113.

Time Subject
8:00 - 10:00 Earth Science
10:00 - 12:00 Global History
12:00 - 2:00 US History
2:00 - 4:00 English Comp.
4:00 - 6:00 Chemistry

We will also be offering the following Math Review sessions in room 106. The Algebra I regents is required for high school graduation. The Algebra II/Trig regents is one of the criteria used to determine Advanced Designation on the Regents Diploma.

Time Dates Subject
9:00 - 11:00

July 14, July 21 and
July 27 - August 11

Algebra 1
11:30 - 1:30 July 27 - August 11
Algebra II/Trig

Click here for a copy of the August Regents Schedule

Parents must contact guidance ASAP to register for all classes and exams. We need to order materials soon so please sign up as early as possible.

If students did not pass a course they will need to attend summer school to earn credit (regents review sessions do not earn credits). Cambridge, Cohoes and Troy all offer summer classes. Click here for more information.

Summer Food Service Program

June 26, 2015 - Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation during the summer while school is out of session. Use the mapping tool to find a site near you.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved SFSP sites.

Kindergarten Graduation

June 23, 2015 - Today our Kindergartners celebrated with their family and friends their incredible first year at Hoosic Valley. This is the first of many great milestones for our Class of 2027! Click here for more photos.

Sixth Grade Moving Up Celebration

June 23, 2015 - It was a special day for our sixth graders as well. Instead the beginning, our sixth graders were celebrating the end of their time at the elementary school as they prepare to move "across the street" in September. Click here for more photos.

Website Re-Design

June 8, 2015 - Over the summer we will be taking a look at our current website. Please take a moment to tell us what you like and what's missing from our school website.

Click here to take our short survey

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 - ($8.75/hour)
  • Custodian - Substitute - ($8.75/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)


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Virtue of the Month

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Anti-Bullying Rules

1. We will not bully others.
2. We will try to help students who are bullied.
3. We will try to include students who are left out.
4. If we know someone is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and at home.



Sports Photo Albums

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Last updated on July 6, 2015