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What's New in Hoosic Valley

There is no school on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
We'd like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving Holiday.

New Career and College Tools
for High School Students

November 24, 2014 -This year our district has begun using a web based software program called Naviance.  Naviance is designed to help students in three key areas:

  • Interest Surveys - a series of tools designed to help students identify their strengths and talents. Students can use the results to set goals and align coursework to ensure they are prepared for any direction they choose.
  • College and Career Research - using the information from the interest surveys, students are able to search on a wide of variety of options helping them select the best fit for their unique interest and talents.
  • College Application Processing - students will have the opportunity to apply to colleges online. Our guidance office has access to a series of tools that enable them to monitor student applications and ensure that all the necessary paperwork is completed an updated in a timely manner.

Currently we have given Juniors and Seniors access to Naviance. Seniors should be completing college applications and checking the scholarship information in Naviance frequently. Juniors should be taking advantage of the interest surveys to help guide them throughout their college search. Our counselors plan on expanding access to include the sophomore class in January.

Students should stop by the guidance office if they have any questions or trouble accessing Naviance Family Connection.

Compassionate Giving Project

November 24, 2014 - December’s virtue of the month is EMPATHY.  Empathy is “feeling or understanding what someone else is feeling.” Compassion is “empathy in action”.  We are again taking action and holding our sixth annual COMPASSIONATE GIVING PROJECT throughout December.

We are asking every student in grades pre-K through 12 to participate by either bringing in a donation or a card. All our families and our entire school community are filled with compassion so let’s join together to share that compassion with others. Click here for more information and the grade level list of items.

An Early Thanksgiving in Mrs. Messier's Room

November 21, 2014 - Mrs. Messier's class started the Thanksgiving Holiday a little early by having a real Thanksgiving feast for their family and friends. Student's had to cook the meal along with everything else that goes into the Thanksgiving dinner, from the shopping to setting the table and everything in between.

This is a great opportunity for students to combine everything they've been learning in math, social studies and ELA into one tasty project.

A&P visits
Albany Med

November 21, 2014 - Mr. Ryan took his Anatomy & Physiology DL class to Albany Med for a little hands on learning. We are very fortunate that Albany Med opens its facilities to our students and allows them to experiment with the medical tools they may use some day. This field trip also gave our students a chance to meet face to face with their remote classmates. A&P is a class Hoosic Valley host through the NERIC Distance Learning network. Along with Hoosic Valley students, Mr. Ryan teaches students from Moriah and Catskill School Districts.

HVCC Instant Admit Day
December 3rd

November 20, 2014 - Hudson Valley Community College is a great option for many of our seniors, it’s close, affordable and nationally recognized for it’s excellence. HVCC has 75 degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of subjects. And for those looking to continue their education, Hudson Valley has more than 350 transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities.

A representative from HVCC will be in the High School for “Instant Admit Day” on December 3rd. Students will meet with a college admissions counselor to review their application and transcript. There is no cost for this service saving students the $30 regular admissions fee. Interested seniors must sign up in guidance to schedule an appointment and get the necessary paperwork. Click here for more information on HVCC.

Visiting Author Patrice Kindl

November 20, 2014 –Author Patrice Kindl visited our High School to work with our 7th, 8th and 9th graders on creativity, writing and developing ideas.  Ms. Kindl stressed the importance of creativity and how important it is to all careers not just writers.  Every new invention, cure or product comes from a different approach to an old problem. Being a creative thinker is what makes a lasting impact and will be how our students solve the challenges that will face their generation. 

Some ways to develop creativity are by writing down your ideas – all your ideas no matter how farfetched. Pursue your interest by reading everything you can find on that topic. And most of all, work at it! Things that are important to you will require effort but will also return the effort that has been invested.  

Mrs. Fillipone, our School Librarian, highly recommends Ms. Kindl's YA books. They are very funny and extremely interesting. Stop by the library to "check out" a Kindl book or signed copies can be purchase in the HS library. You can learn more about Patrice Kindl and all her books at www.patricekindl.com.

5th Grade Demonstration Concert

November 19, 2014 - Just two months after first picking up their instruments our 5th graders were ready for their debut concert. We are very proud of our youngest musicians, they did a great job! Click here for photos.

Hoosic Valley Ski Club

Reminder - 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

Nineteen at All County Fall Festival

November 17, 2014 - Nineteen Hoosic Valley music students participated in the Fall All County Festival held this past weekend at Berlin CSD. Eight students participated in Senior Chorus; eight participated in Junior Band; three represented Hoosic Valley in the Jazz Band. After hard work in a Thursday night rehearsal, students rehearsed all day Saturday and performed a concert that afternoon. We’d like to give a special shout out to Katherine Rice for being selected as a soloist in the Junior Band! Congratulations to all Hoosic Valley students for representing our district so well!

Click here for photos and more Music Notes

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 November 24, 2014