Don't miss Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona and the whole gang when they take the stage this weekend in 'Shrek the Musical'. Performances are Friday, March 27th and Saturday March 28th at 7:00 pm. Sunday, March 29th matinee begins at 3:00 pm.
Friday's show is sold out but there is still room to see Saturday or Sunday's performance.
There will be no school on Thursday, April 2nd for all students K-12.
Hoosic Valley Seniors Actively Engaged in Community!
March 26, 2014 - The students in Mr. Zajesky and Mr. Willamson's 12th grade Government class proudly donated over 50 pounds of food and toiletries to Hoosic Valley Community Church. The donations were part of a comprehensive curriculum designed to not only educate the students about the format of the United States Government, but also actively engage them in their community and the requirements of being a contributing citizen. The students had several options to accrue "Citizenship Points" and many chose to combine donations with volunteer hours, blood donations, and even writing letters to government officials.
In all, the students surpassed expectations with their generosity and were proud to make such a sizeable donation. The first year social studies teacher Bryan Zajesky said, "This is an ongoing assignment that will be in place for the entire semester. We wanted something that enhanced the schools already great foundation of volunteerism in which the school expects all seniors to serve a minimum of 10 community service hours before graduating."
"This curriculum shows the students that being a good citizen isn't a one time thing. It is important to not only be a caring member of a community, but also an active contributor" said Evan Williamson, the first year special education co-teacher.
In addition to canned food and toiletries, one student also thought it would be a good idea to donate dog food to the Rottie Empire Rescue of Saratoga Springs. "People often think about food shelters which is terrific, but I wanted to support animals and organizations who are also in need" said the Hoosic Valley senior who wished to remain anonymous.
The Hoosic Valley Community Church is located at 2024 State Rte 40, Schaghticoke, NY 12154 and operates its' food pantry each month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 5pm-6:30pm. The Rottie Empire Rescue is a registered non-profit located in Saratoga Springs, NY, whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home companion domestic animals, specifically Rottweilers and other breeds based on need and space.
Elks Americanism Essay Winners
March 26, 2015 - Every year the Elk's Organization holds an essay writing competition for students in grade five through eight to promote patriotism. This year's theme was
"What the Pledge of Allegiance Means to Me". We are proud to announce that two of our students were recognized for their writing: McKenna McLaren, 5th grade - 2nd Place Lodge Winner and
Paige Speiss, 6th grade- 1st Place Lodge Winner.
Our local Elks (Mechanicville-Stillwater) holds a celebratory dinner for all students writers from the Mechanicville, Stillwater, and Hoosic Valley School Districts. Great job to everyone that contributed to this annual patriotic event.
Author Suzanne Bloom Visits
March 25, 2015 - Visiting author, Suzanne Bloom, met with some of our Elementary Students on Tuesday. She read some of her favorite books to the kindergarten classes and everyone made special wishing stars to bring home!
She also met with the first grades, read some more stories, and talked about the craft of writing and illustrating her books. The grand finale was when she created a large drawing using input from students that she donated to the Hoosic Valley Library.
March 25, 2015 - The deadline to register for the SATs given at Hoosic Valley is April 6th. SATs will be at Hoosic Valley on May 2nd, registration is online at www.collegeboard.com, Hoosic Valley's CEEB # is 335095. Additional fees apply if registering after April 6th.
There's no reason to wait, sign up today before you leave for vacation!
Reminder: If you're interested in SAT Prep Review, there's ten seats left. Classes start April 14th, registration is required. Click here for Registration Info.
Alyssa and Coach Chapko
Scholar Athlete Awarded to Alyssa Paul
March 25, 2015 - Alyssa Paul was selected as the 2015 top scholar athlete for the Wasaren League Girls Basketball season. Alyssa plans on studying Biomedical Engineering and continuing her basketball career at either Worcester Polytechnic Institute or Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Alyssa has a current average of 96 and is ranked fourth in a very competitive class of senior scholars.
Wasaren League Exceptional Senior Game
March 25, 2015 - The Wasaren League seniors took on the Patroon Conference for the final bragging rights of the season. The Wasaren League came out on top for both games.
League All-Stars were also recognized, John Rooney received the MVP award for the boys and Alyssa Paul and L'Rae Brundige were selected to the Girls All-Star teams.
Odyssey of the Mind
March 24, 2014 - We are so proud of our Odyssey of the Mind teams, they all did a wonderful job at this year's competition. There was a total of 104 teams from Rensselaer, Greene and Columbia Counties. Hoosic Valley sent six teams, of which, four won medals!!!!
Division 1 - Runaway ‘Train’ - Second Place (Thomas Rice, Megan Rice, Lily Czub, Evelyn Bunk, Colin O'Brien, Brooke Matala and Katie Rose)
Division 1 - Experiencing Technical Difficulties - Second Place (Kaitlyn Turrigulo, Jillian Johnson, Brett Prusso, Sydney Valcek, Jenna Peterson and Jaquelyn Carlo)
Division 2 - Classics.....Pandora's Box - Third Place (Maria Rice, Zoe Neary, Renee Serafin, Jessica Espey, Eloise Carlson-McNally, Alexandra Rifenburg, and Marlee Peterson)
Division 3 - Lose Your Marbles - First Place (Katherine Rice, Emily O'Brien, Andrew Turrigulo, Julia Carlo, Savannah Champagne, Charles VanVorst and Taylor Champagne)
March 24, 2015 - Student Council will be holding their spring blood drive next Monday, March 30th. The blood drive will be in the HS Gym, 8:00 till 1:30, contact Mrs. Martyn for an appointment - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you didn't miss all the fun at PTO's Bingo Night
March 20, 2015 - As if Bingo was enough excitement for one night, the cast of Shrek made a surprise appearance! The next PTO event will be Hoosic Valley night at McDonald's, April 28th - 4:30 till 7 pm.
March 18, 2015 - Local artist Bliss McIntosh made her annual visit to the Hoosic Valley fourth grade to share her knowledge of basket weaving with our students.
March 17, 2015 - Congratulations to John Rooney on his most recent award, Hoosic Valley's Scholar Athlete for the basketball season. This is a great accomplishment to go along with the state titles, MVP's and scoring records!
March 17, 2015 - NYC author Mark Shulman visited the High School this week. He spoke to our 7th, 8th and 9th graders about writing and the importance of becoming good writers. Being able to communicate your ideas in clear and interesting manner is a valuable skill in any field.
Click here to learn more about Mr. Shulman's novel Scrawl.
Congratulations to the Lady Indians and Coach Chapko on their sectional title, making it five straight for Hoosic Valley! The girls defeated Lake George 34-33, it was a very hard fought game with both teams giving it their all. Kate Kennelly was selected to the All-Star Team and L'Rae Brundige earned the MVP title. The girls travel to Plattsburgh for the Regional Semi's on Wednesday; tip off is at 6 pm.
March 3, 2015 - The Virtue of the Month for March is Responsibility. Act responsibly is also one of our school wide expectations! It’s something we expect from all of our adults, children and teenagers! As part of the morning announcements in the elementary building, IMPACT students will be reminding students how they can act responsibly by following all of the character virtue's they have learned throughout the year. You can follow along with the responsibility announcements too! Each mornings announcement will be posted under the Virtue of the Month logo to the right.
Annual Career Fair Wednesday, April 1, 2015
February 10, 2015 - The Jr. Sr. High will once again be holding a Career Fair for students in grades 7-12. Our Career Fair will included presenters from various career fields and trades, including, law enforcement, the arts, technology and much, much more.
If you are interested in being a presenter at this year’s Career Fair please contact Mrs. Martyn via email, email@example.com or telephone 753-4432 ext. 5069. This is a great opportunity for members of our community to visit the school and share their professional knowledge and interest with our students.
Incoming Kindergarten Students
January 14, 2015 - 2015-2016 Kindergarten Screening will be held May 12 & 13 by appointment. Children who will be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2015 are eligible for Kindergarten. Please call 753-4458 x 3507 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list of incoming kindergartners; Registration packets will be mailed in April. Parent Orientation Night is May 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Elementary Auditorium.
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.
The virtue of the month for March is Responsibility.
When you act responsibly you keep your promises. If you promise someone that you will do something you do it. When you keep your promises, people can trust you and count on you. If you say you will do something, they know that you will do it.
Some examples of promises you can keep:
To sit down quietly and finish all of your homework
To finish your chores
To feed the dog
Or to practice your instrument
Please remember to keep your promises. When you keep your promises, people can count on you!