March 7, 2014 - Hoosic Valley Odyssey of the Mind teams will be competing at Rensselaer High School this Saturday in the regional tournament. Our teams have gotten bigger and better every year. This year we are very proud to support three elementary teams, two middle school teams and one high school team. This is a great enrichment activity that challenges kids to find creative solutions that they present in variety of formats.
3rd & 4th Grade Team: Lily Czub, Evelyn Bunk, Megan Rice, Brooke Matala, Colin O'Brien, Katherine Rose, Thomas Rice, Coach: Margaret Rice & Jen O'Brien.
6th Grade Team: Sam Salvati, Emily Durkee, Emily Turriglio, Emma Carlo, Ben Thompson, Sarah Corey, Coach: Tina Turriglio.
7th Grade Team: Jessica Espey, Renee Serafin, Maria Rice, Alexandra Rifenburg, Zoe Neary, Marlee Peterson, Eloise Carlson-McNally, Coach: Margaret Rice & Nicole Neary.
8th Grade Team: Julia Carlo, Emily O'Brien, Katherine Rice, Sophie Jensen, Savannah Champagne, Frank Abel, Andrew Turriglio, Coach: Margaret Rice.
HS Team: Luke Lagace, Nathan Maynard, Will Morris, Isaac Rezey, Tim Rossi, Chris Salvati, Dan Fennelly, Coach: Laura Salvati & Lisa Maynard.
We owe a huge thank-you to our volunteer coaches! Many of you have been helping out for the past six years, without your support this program wouldn't exist and because of your support this program has grown and had tremendous success over the years.
Good luck to all our teams competing on Saturday!
Final Four Bound
March 9, 2014 - Congrats to both the Girls and Boys Basketball teams on their recent Regional & Section 2 Championships.
March 4, 2014 - The Spring Musical is just around the corner! Our students have been hard at work perfecting their performances in the AMAZING show Little Shop of Horrors.
Show times are April 4th & 5th at 7 pm and Sunday, April 6th at 3 pm. Our ticket booth will be opening soon, check back for details on ticket sale dates and details. After a year off, our actors can't want to return to the stage to perform for a full house!
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Hoosic Valley Football Powers Up & Lifts Off
March 3, 2014 - The Hoosic Valley Football Power Team placed 3rd at the Top Form Lift-Off Competition held at Catholic High on Friday, February 28th. Hoosic Valley out lifted many local favorites like Cambridge, Green Tech, Salem, Catholic Central, Ichabod Crane, and Warrensburg. Alec Hankel, Jordan Collette, Connor Ryan, Nick Napoli, and Anthony Wasiyo combined for a high score of 5,300 lbs., just 135 lbs behind the winner CBA. Anthony Wasiyo placed 2nd in the heavyweight division and won the gold medal in the bench press category with a 320lb bench press. Other individual award winners were: Branden Haughney, Alec Hankel, Jeff Carrozza, Nick Napoli and Connor Ryan.
March 3, 2014 - The Hoosic Valley Student Council Blood Drive will be held on March 12 in the HS gym from 7:30 -1:30. The need is very high right now, if you haven't donated in the past, please consider giving this year. Walk-ins are welcome or you may contact Mrs. Martyn at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Pennies for Patients
March 3, 2014 - Our elementary school nurse, Deb Ellett, and the elementary students are collecting spare change throughout March to help raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Spare change could be hiding anywhere. Under the couch cushions. In the pockets of pants and jackets hanging in the closets. And don't forget to look in the car! With your help the elementary school is looking to raise over $500 in loose change to help the battle against cancer. Donations can be sent to the elementary main office, attn: Deb Ellett. Click here for more info on the program.
February Character Counts
February 28, 2014 - Our Elementary School held their snowed out February Character Counts assembly today. Students did a great job sharing songs, posters and projects from Diversity Week. Special thanks to our kindergartners for their 100-day song, that's a great milestone every year for our youngest students. Our fifth and sixth graders reminded the audience of the character traits for January and February and Mr. Foti presented awards for each trait.
The Virtue of the Month for January was Integrity. Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. People who show integrity tell the truth, even when it’s not easy. They keep their promises and do the things they say they will do.
Integrity Awards went to: Keegan Antolick, Aubrey Guynup, Anna Grace Macica, Alex Ruepp, Ella Waldron, Anthony Golinski, Cliff Carey, Cadence Coughlin, Felicia Mysliwiec, Jennifer Tracey, Connor Fredricks, Olivia Cappellano, Myah Lenkiewicz, Tyler Eddy, Jacob Mysleweic, Shane Medick, Dylan Svec, Zackery Miclette, McKenna McLaren and Katie Jacques. Click here for more on our award winners.
The Virtue of the Month for February is Friendship. Friendship is support, honesty, trust, consideration, and loyalty given back and forth.
Friends are people who like spending time together. They share things with each other, care about each other, and have fun together! You can become friends with someone by talking to them, and by listening to what they have to say. You can share things like your toys and your snacks. You can be friendly by smiling and using manners, like saying “Please” and “Thank You.”
Friends help make each other happy. If you have a friend who is sad or angry, you can help make them feel better by telling them a joke, giving them a hug, or saying something kind. You can be friends with all kinds of people – even kids who are different from you. People who look different than you or talk different than you or like to do different things than you like to do. That means your friends are diverse.
Friendship Awards went to: Kennedy Hampson, Isabella Jones, Chloee Edson, Julianna Spiak, Rozlynn Wert, Madigan Stevens, Tristen Boleski, Chris Tracy, Daniel Barton, Tyler Jones, Jacob Watkins, Lindsey Serritella, Josie Schmidt, Amelia Cachioli, Evelyn Bunk, Sofie Roy, Ben Morris, Jack Wiley, Katie Rose, Elise Bell and Brianna Derocher. Click here for more on our award winners.
Before the snow days and vacations at Hoosic Valley, our students had been celebrating diversity. Diversity has to do with all the things that make us unique, like our race, language, gender, nationality, and age. Other things that make us unique are our personalities, what our family is like, what we like to do – our interests, what we look like, what we are good at - our strengths - and what we might not be so good at – our weaknesses. Students learned about diversity from the morning announcements, reading books about diversity in the library, eating foods from different countries in the cafeteria, and trying to learn more about each other. Former graduate Annie Delano got together with a few students and staff members for a short video on Diversity. Click here to view HV Diversity; produced by Annie Delano.
February 28, 2014 - Hoosic Valley is currently accepting names of children eligible for the Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program for the 2014-2015 school year. Eligible students must reside in the district and be four-years-old on or before December 1, 2014. The number of students allowed into the program is dependent on federal and state funding. Once the district receives final funding information, student names will be drawn at random. Parents will choose between the integrated all day program or the half day program. Click here for more information on the programs and selection process.
Please call Amy Vautrin at 753-4458 ext. 3507 or email email@example.com to register for the Pre-K lottery. Similar to Kindergarten screening, there will be Pre-K screening on May 14, 15, 16. The district will contact all families that have register for appointments.
February 28, 2014 - PTO is asking for your support of their spring fundraiser. Students in grades 1 - 4 have the Cherrydale sales catalogs and will be taking orders through March 10th. These funds will go towards the enrichment activities supported by PTO like; Arts –In- Education, writing olympics, field trips, After Prom Party, college scholarships, graduation ceremonies and many more. While only student in primary grades are selling, PTO programs benefit all our students PK-12. Contact Michele Read at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
February 18, 2014 - We can thank the Hoosic Valley Community Ed program for the first signs of Spring! The Spring Brochure is out with classes starting in March and April. Once again the Community Ed program will be offering a range of classes including health, technology, crafts and informational topics. Click here to view the spring brochure.
Kindergarten Registration - Class of 2027
February 12, 2014 - Hoosic Valley Elementary is starting the registration process of the fall Kindergarten Class. All children turning 5 years old on or before December 1, 2014 are eligible for Kindergarten in the fall.
Parents may register with Amy Vautrin at 753-4458 x3507 or email@example.com. Information packets will be sent to registered kindergartners in April with the Parent Information meeting and screening taking place in May. It's very important that parents take the time to signup now so that the district can adequately prepare for the incoming Class of 2027!
Hoosic Valley’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ HV Track
February 7, 2014 - Hoosic Valley’s Student Council is working in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association to organize an awareness walk here in our community. One hundred percent of the donations from this event will go directly to the Alzheimer’s Association for their efforts in developing a cure, as well as for assisting the caregivers of those diagnosed. Student Council is going to need everyone's support to reach their goal of $5,000 so mark you calendars now and use the link below to register.
Alzheimer’s Disease is a condition in which the brain slowly and irreversibly loses the thinking and memory skills of a person. This walk is in honor of Art Crowe, an incredible man and member of our community that has been battling this disease for a few years now. The walk is family friendly, kids will have several activities to enjoy, such as a bounce house and lawn games.