February 5, 2016 - The All County Winter festival took place at Averill Park High School this year. Twenty-two students from Hoosic Valley were chosen to participate in four different ensembles. In addition to the students chosen, our High School Band Director, Mrs. Paglialonga, served as the manager for the Senior Band alongside Dan Byron from Berlin CSD. Mrs. Paglialonga brought in guest conductor, Mr. Christopher Vitale, one of Mrs. Paglialonga's college classmates. The students absolutely loved working with him!
The students who represented Hoosic Valley at the All County Winter Festival were:
Elementary Band: Thomas Field – Clarinet; Thomas Rice – Trumpet; Katie Rose – Percussion; Brianna Rohloff - Percussion
Junior Chorus: Alysa Barton – Soprano; Victoria Jarosz – Soprano; Ellie Carlson-McNally – Alto; Emily Cumo – Alto; Braden Jarosz – Baritone; Christopher Smith - Baritone -
Braden Jarosz auditioned for and was selected to perform a trio in one of the pieces!
Jazz Choir: Kayla Carknard – Soprano; Emily O'Brien – Alto; Christopher Salvati – Tenor; Kyle Norton - Bass.
Kayla Carknard was selected to perform a solo for the second year in a row in one of the Jazz Choir pieces!
4th Annual Prom Dress Boutique Hoosic Valley Community Church
Saturday, February 6th
9:00am to noon
February 5, 2016 - Come try on and take home an absolutely free, 'next to never worn' prom gown this Saturday, 9 to noon. at the Hoosic Valley Community Church.
Gown donations are very much appreciated and can be dropped off at the church Friday, February 5th, between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 pm. Donation is not required to come and take home the gown of your dreams.
February 3, 2016 - Seniors should have received packets in homeroom today containing graduation announcement packages from Jostens. Orders can be turned in on Thursday, February 11th during lunch periods. This is also when seniors will be measured for their caps and gowns. Contact Matthew Oberkrieser from Jostens with any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, only measurements are taken on the 11th, caps and gowns will be handed out in June.
February 2, 2016 - The Masonic Lodge (across the street from the High School) has requested that when using their parking lot to remain on the blacktop. With the mild winter we've had the ground is not frozen; they are concerned about cars getting stuck and digging up the lawn. Lets be good neighbors and honor their request - it's ok to park over there - just stay off the grass. There's also plenty of parking at the elementary school.
Spring Sports Physicals
February 2, 2016 - Dr. Nightingale will be in the district on February 11th to do physicals for anyone in need of one. This is the perfect opportunity for student athletes that need a physical for spring sports. Sign up with Mrs. Barton before hand to schedule an appointment.
January 29, 2016 - Fourth graders enjoy a visit from explorers Giovanni da Verrazano, Jacques Cartier and Henry Hudson as part of their study of New York State history.
Elementary Yearbooks On-sale
January 29, 2016 - Elementary school yearbooks (Pre-K - 6th grade) are on sale online for $20 with an estimated delivery at the beginning of June. Order forms will be sent home with students in a few weeks for those that prefer to pay with cash or check. Click here to order - orders are due by March 31st.
19th Annual D.A.R.E. Graduation
January 25, 2016 - Our Fifth graders celebrated their D.A.R.E. Graduation with Sheriff Russo, parents, grandparents, and a number of distinguished guest. The essay winners were Riley Caiazza, Tyler Derocher and Isabelle Jarvis. Students of the Session were Evelyn Bunk, Anthony Palladino and Megan Rice. Deputy Russo was very impressed with all our fifth graders, their effort and enthusiasm for the D.A.R.E was contagious.
We'd like to thank County Executive Kathleen Jimino and the Rensselaer County Sheriff's Office for their dedication to this program. Our students learn many important things about decision making and setting goals which they will continue to use as they succeed in school.
January 19, 2016 - A friendly reminder to seniors who haven’t finished their college applications:
Complete your applications!!!!!!!
If using the Common App - make sure to complete the FERPA wavier
Link your Common App and Naviance accounts
Make sure ALL teacher recommendations are done and submitted.
Let Guidance know what college documents need to be sent.
If you add another college to your list after your initial list is completed, make sure to tell Guidance to ensure transcripts and recommendation letters are sent.
Let Guidance know where you have been accepted.
If you have any questions on any of the steps above contact Guidance or click here for more info. Mr. Beecroft can help students resolve any questions with the Common App and Naviance. Don't delay - it only takes a few minutes to get everything linked up and sent out.
January 19, 2016 - New this year...books can be ordered online using a credit card or E-check, simply click here to place your order. Yearbook orders can also be placed in room 33 using cash or checks (made payable to HVECF). Please see Mrs. Pallozzi in room 33 if you have any questions.
January 11, 2016 - The Elementary School is registering students for the fall kindergarten class. Children who will be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2016 are eligible to enter kindergarten this fall (birth date prior to 12/1/2011). Please register by contacting Amy Vautrin at 753-4458 x3507 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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.