October 7, 2015 - Attention seniors and senior parents: We'd like to remind you about some important deadlines coming up for the yearbook that relates to our Class of 2016.
Information from Seniors needed for Yearbook:
Senior Write ups were due Friday, October 2
Messages from Home and Baby Pictures are due Friday, October 9
Senior Superlatives are due by Wednesday, October 14
Portrait selection for Yearbook is due by Friday, October 30
Also, the Senior Group Photo will be taken at 7:40 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14 with a rain date of Friday, October 16 - we will meet at the bleachers. Girls wear Hoosic Valley blue - Boys wear white. Please be prompt - we cannot wait as some students need to catch the bus to VoTech.
S.A. Bodeen to Visit
October 7, 2015 - Author S.A. Bodeen will join our 8th graders on Friday, October 16th. Ms. Bodeen is a popular young adult author, her latest release is Lost: Book Two of The Shipwreck Island Series and she has another new release, THE DETOUR, due out this month. Click here for more information about our latest visiting author.
WGNA High School Hunger Games
October 2, 2015 - Attention students 7-12, WGNA is holding a contest and the participating school with the most donated food items wins a party at FLIGHT TRAMPOLINE PARK. Just bring your non-perishable food items to the main office and we are in the games.
September 28, 2015 - Attention Juniors and Seniors, Hoosic Valley will be administering the SAT Exams on Saturday, November 7th at the High School . Registration is due October 9th, all registration is done online at https://sat.collegeboard.org. Students registering after October 9th will incur additional fees.
Grief Services for Children and Teens
September 28, 2015 - The Community Hospice group will be starting their fall Wave Riders program in October. Click here for information.
September 22, 2015 - Clear your calendars - Hoosic Valley students will entertain us at the Annual Hoosic Valley's Got Talent show on Friday, October 16th, at 6:30!
Students that wish to tryout for the talent show should have their permission slips back by Friday, October 2nd. Auditions are scheduled for Tuesday, October 10th and Thursday October8th. Dress Rehearsal will be Tuesday, October 13 from 2:30 till 4. Permissions slips are available from Mrs. P, Miss Allen or Mrs. O'Donnell
Community Appreciation Award
September 21, 2015 - Hoosic Valley Elementary School was given the Community Appreciation Award at the 12th Annual Walk & 5K Run for Autism at Central Park in Schenectady. HVES students raised money last spring by donating their spare change. Mrs. Soden’s 3rd grade class raised the most of any class in the building and won a pizza party to celebrate last spring.
School Tax Information
Click Here for information on 2015-16 School Taxes.
Tax information is also now available online through the Info Tax Online Service. You can obtain a copy of your bill or check the status of a payment. Go to http://www.infotaxonline.com and scroll down to Hoosic Valley.
New Staff for the 2015-2016 School Year
September 15, 2015 - Every year we have a few new faces throughout the district. While we are sad to say goodbye to those that retired, relocated or changed jobs over the summer, we are very proud of our newest employees and have great expectations for their success. Click here to meet our newest Teachers and Assistants.
Welcome back from SED Commissioner Elia
September 10, 2015 - Click here for a welcome back message from State Ed Commissioner MaryEllen Elia.
EVERY KID IN A PARK Free Access to Federal Lands and Waters for 4th Graders and Their Guests
September 10, 2015 - As part of President Obama’s commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them, the Every Kid in a Park initiative allows fourth graders nationwide to go to www.everykidinapark.gov and obtain a pass for free entry for them and their families to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide for an entire year starting September 1, 2015. Click here for more info.
Electronic Music Composition Winner
September 2, 2015 - Hunter Galvin, a Junior, has been selected as a winner of the annual New York State School Music Association's Electronic Music Composition Showcase. Only 10 compositions are selected for recognition! Hunter's piece, Bassline, is entirely composed on the computer and then features the vocals of Kayla Carknard, a senior at Hoosic Valley! Click here to access Hunter's Bassline.
The NYSSMA Electronic Music Composition Showcase is a program held each year at the NYSSMA Winter Conference featuring original electronic music compositions composed by New York State students. The showcase compositions are selected from a large pool of works submitted by students of all ages from NYSSMA participating schools. All submitted compositions are evaluated by a panel of adjudicators and the most outstanding are selected for performance at the showcase.
Hoosic Valley CSD’s Standard & Poor’s Rating Upgrade
August 24, 2015 - Standard & Poor’s Rating Service has upgraded Hoosic Valley Central School District’s credit rating to ‘AA-‘ from ‘A+’ with a stable outlook. The upgrade to ‘AA-‘ is a reflection of the district’s maintenance of strong finances through good financial management practices, very strong reserves, and moderate per capita debt. The credit rating upgrade is a result of conservative financial budgeting and planning by the Board of Education and district administration. The upgraded rating will allow the district when necessary to borrow funds at competitively low interest rates.
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.