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Graduation Cap & Gowns

October 20, 2014 - Attention Seniors: You will be measured for your graduation Cap & Gown Tuesday, 10/21, during your lunch periods.  There is no cost for the cap & gown.  Additional tassles will be available for purchase if you so choose.

Student Council Blood Drive - Tuesday

October 17, 2014 - It's almost time for the fall blood drive! Make sure to stop in Tuesday, October 21st, from 8:00AM to 12:45PM and donate blood to save a life with the America Red Cross! If you have any questions, please email Mr. Myott at amyott@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us

October Character Counts

October 20, 2014 - The Elementary School held it's first Character Counts assembly of the school year. Showing good character is very important; our Character Counts Assemblies reinforce our virtues of the month along with giving our students a chance to show what they have learned.

The virtue of the month for September was "Ready to Learn." Our students showing that they were "Ready to Learn" during September were Keira Houlihan, Jimmy Johnson, Cliff Carey, Olivia Cappellano, Matthew Wager, Matthew Adams, Tyler Eddy, Riley Ciazza, Brayden Senecal, Jennifer Brayman, Helen LeStage, Logan Beaudoin, Hannah Coffin, Daniel Gregg, Jackson Schram, Andrew McLaren, Ava Wiley, Christopher Fusco, Leia Elbaz, Laura Rice, Ryley Houle, McKenna McLaren, McKenna Warrington, Brandon Watkins, Matthew Jesmain and Logan Seymour

The virtue of the for October is “Self Control”.  Self control teches our students to Be patient and behave appropriately in class. Set goals for your life and work towards them. Take care of your body, eat healthy and be safe. Say “No” to activities that can get you in trouble and think about the consequences of your actions before you act. Control your emotions, do not listen or react to people who put you down and stay calm under pressure. Our students showing “Self Control” for the month of October are Colin O’Brien, JinHee Hinman, Tyler Godsill, Emma Carlo, Brianna Gifford, Lainey Bohcette, Jack Perez-Vickery, Anna Grace Macica, LeeAnna Harris, Marina Cappelano, Hunter Matala, Ryan Guynup, Payton Gela, Matthew Fitzgerald, Joseph McBain, Charlie Valade, Breanna Mconald, Joei Godsill, Tyler Beaudoin, Brennen Bogue, Kiera Rasmussen, Evie Bunk, Reilly Reiser, Emilee Valade, Katie Jacques and Alex Salisbury.

October 17, 2014 - Wave Riders is a six week support group for grieving children and teens. Through art and dialogue, Wave Riders provides a safe, supportive environment to help children and teens learn: they are not alone, their feelings are perfectly normal, and how to express those feelings in safe and healthy ways.

Any child or teen, 3-17 years old, who has experienced any type of death-related loss in their lifetime, regardless if the loved one was on Hospice, is welcome to apply. Their next series of programs begins soon, click here for the application.

Friday is Pink Shirt Day

October 16, 2014 - Our fifth annual “Pink Shirt Day” is on Friday, October 17th.  We are asking all students, staff and visitors to wear a pink shirt to show that they want to stop bullying in our schools.   In order to be respectful of the message and seriousness of the day we ask that students participate by wearing a pink shirt, not costumes or head-to-toe pink.  Visit this link for an interview with the two students who “took a stand against bullying” and motivated us to begin pink shirt day,  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21156298.

Hoosic Valley's 1st Annual Pumpkin Fun Run & Walk
Students K-6, November 1st, 9 am

October 16, 2014 - Registration is extended till tomorrow! (10/17)

We are very excited about Hoosic Valley's 1st Annual Pumpkin Fun Run & Walk on Saturday, November 1st!  The race is a great way to promote fitness for our elementary students and help them run off some of that Halloween candy!  Students will receive an awesome jack-o-lantern pumpkin t-shirt and a free pumpkin for participating (generously donated by Sheldon's Pumpkins).  Ribbons will be awarded to the fastest three girls and boys.  Advanced registration is due to Coach Rogers by October 16th 17th. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Hoosic Valley Booster Club. Click here for the registration form and race details.

Congratulations to Our League Champions

Coach Kardash and her volleyball team have tied Tamarac for the first league title of the 2014-2015 school year. This makes for the 7th title for our Volleyball Program. The girls finished with a 8-2 league record, 12-5 overall. We wish Coach Kardash and the girls luck as they head into sectionals. Check back for info on post season play.

High School Students Join the Devils!

October 16, 2014 - The Hoosic Valley Select Chorus and Jam Band have been selected to perform at the Albany Devils Hockey Game on Sunday, November 2nd at 3pm! Come out and support our students and enjoy a game! We have a reserved section for seating, and discounts of $13 a ticket. Tickets can be purchased by filling out the order form and either returning the form and payment to Miss Allen in the Jr. Sr. High School by October 20th or directly mailing your form to Meg at the Albany Devils by October 24th. Please contact Miss Allen with any questions regarding this event at KrAllen@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Hoosic Valley Ski Club

October 16, 2014 - Despite the nice weather, it's time to start thinking about ski club. Signup before November 25 to save $20! Ski club runs on Wednesdays - January 7th thru February 11th. Ski Club is open to students in grades 3-12; busing is provided from school to the mountain and back to school.

Click here for the HS Ski Club Info and Registration Papers

Click here for the Elementary Forms

Please don't blame us if it snows tomorrow!

Algebra 2/Trig Support Classes

October 14, 2014 - The Algebra 2/Trig support classes will begin this week for regents students. After school sessions will run from 3-4 Tuesday-Thursday with Mrs. Roberts in room 13. Evening sessions will be on Wednesday & Thursday from 7-8:30 in room 220 with Mrs. Phillips. Students should use the flag pole entrance. The topic for the first week will be factoring.

Community Education Program
Encourages District Participation

Reprinted from the Express, Written by Christine Barton

October 2, 2014 - Hoosic Valley Community Education Program is once again being offered during the 2014 fall season. Angela Ross-Hixon originally spearheaded the program in 2004 and led it until the fall of 2010 when Kelly Akin assumed this responsibility as the Community Education Director. Mrs. Akin has been leading this program since 2010 and actively works with local talent to develop a course listing that offers unique learning and skill building opportunities for the district and the larger community.  The program is open to residents and non-residents of the school district on first come first served basis. 

In years past the fall brochure announcing the Community Education Program was printed and mailed to district residents. This season the school will not be mailing the brochure but wants the community to know that the program is still up and running with fresh new sessions offered throughout the fall season.  Mrs. Akin is hoping that interest and attendance will pick up so the programs may continue in the spring. Popular classes proved to be babysitting training, rubber-stamping, quilting and a few of the free informational seminars did draw a crowd.

The program has many diverse and interesting class offerings for the fallThis season offers an array of various topics. Health sessions offer topics such as meditation classes; natural based health remedies and the various uses of essential oils. General learning topics include classes on retirement planning, information about navigating the Medicare system and the basics of solar power, among others. Skill based classes offer quilting, knitting, and rubber-stamping and unique cooking classes. The instructors for the sessions are primarily made up of local residents who have either expressed an interest in developing a session or offer a special skill that may be of interest to the larger community. The cost for these sessions is very low offering an opportunity for learning that is very affordable for residents. Prices per course for the fall sessions range anywhere from $5.00 to $35.00. Most sessions are on the lower end of that price spectrum.  . Classes will be cancelled if not enough people register in advance so those interested are encouraged to mail their registration for and payment ahead of time to ensure that the class will run as scheduled.

For addition information contact  Community Ed Directory,  Kelly Akin at 753-0458 extension 5001. A pickup in attendance and a sparked interest in the community education program at will largely determine the future of the program.

Click here for the full brochure

Click here for the registratin form

Information Regarding Enterovirus D68

September 19, 2014 - The New York State Department of Health is advising parents and health care providers to be aware of the signs and symptoms of enterovirus EV-D68, a serious respiratory illness which has now been confirmed in more than a dozen children in New York State. Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is causing cases of severe respiratory (breathing) illness among children and other individuals. Such illness has sometimes resulted in hospitalization, especially among children with asthma.

Symptoms to Look For: Fever, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, and body aches. Since EV-D68 has not been commonly reported, other symptoms may also be seen.

How It Is Spread: Enteroviruses are transmitted through close contact with a person who has the virus, or by touching objects or surfaces that have the virus on them and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

What You Can Do Protect Yourself: There is no medicine to treat for EV-D68 infections other than management of symptoms, which is why it is important to  protect yourself and others reminding your children to:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if
    someone is sick.
  • Use the same precautions you would use to prevent the spread of influenza.

These prevention steps are especially important for individuals or persons with family members who are infants, or who have chronic health conditions or compromised immune systems.

What to Do If Your Child Feels Ill: If your child is sick with a runny nose, cough, fever, or aches which are signs of an upper respiratory infection, do not send your child to school. Allow them to rest and recover at home. Contact your medical provider immediately if your child becomes seriously ill.

For more information about EV-D68, visit: www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/EV-D68, or contact the School Nurse.

Source Document: http://www.health.ny.gov/press/releases/2014/2014-09-12_ev-d68_confirmed.htm NYS Department of Health - Preventing the Spread of EV-D68 ALBANY, NY (September 12, 2014)

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 - ($8.00/hour)
  • Custodian - Substitute - ($8.60/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.

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Last updated on October 20, 2014