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1st Grade Tackles Persuasive Writing

April 27, 2016 - Miss Dennis and Mrs. Foley's 1st grade class has been studying opinion writing during their Writer's Workshop. Each student in the class wrote a book review about their favorite book. The children's goal was to come up with strong enough reasons to persuade someone to take the book out of the library. As a culminating activity, the children watched book reviews from the television series, "Reading Rainbow". Seeing children their own age on the show reading book reviews like the ones that they wrote got the class inspired to try it out for themselves! In the process, the children also learned about being a fluent reader and strong speaker. Click on the links below to see our own first grade "Reading Rainbow":

Hopefully, you will be persuaded to go to the library and read some of the book the students recommended! Miss Dennis and Mrs. Foley are so proud of the students that participated. Great job, first graders!

Danielle Stannard Scholar Athlete of the Week

April 27, 2016 - Congratulations to Danielle Stannard on being named this week's Time Warner Scholar Athlete of the Week. Click here to see Danielle in the spotlight.

Class of 2016 Community Give Back

April 26, 2016 - On April 21st members of the senior class fulfilled some of their service hours by sprucing up the neighborhood. You could see our seniors working at the Village of Schaghticoke, The Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, High School Courtyard and the Elmwood Cemetery. Thanks guys for helping out.

April 20, 2016 - The National Honor Society hosted a reception today for fellow honor society member William Morris. Will has been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program for his academic achievements at Hoosic Valley. Congratulations to Will and good luck with the rest of the scholarship process.

Schaghticoke Summer Camp

April 20, 2016 - The Schaghticoke Youth Commission will once again be holding it's summer camp from July 5th thru August 4th. Registration is required and must be done on either May 12th or May 19th. Click here for all the details and registration requirements.

Class of 2017 Junior Prom

April 15, 2016 - The Class of 2017 Junior Prom is Saturday, May 14 at the Franklin Terrace Ballroom. Coronation is held in the High School Gym, students need to arrive & line up at 5:00, coronation begins at 5:30. Click here for all the details for coronation, prom and pictures.

Tickets for the Prom will be on sale through Friday, May 6th for the price of $50 per person. Stop in at Mr. Spooner's before or after the school day with your ticket money. Cash or check made out to HVECF will be accepted. 

Learning Financial Responsibility

April 12, 2016 - Our second graders get a lesson in financial responsibility from the Scotia Glenville Traveling Museum through the use of Moon Jars. The Moon Jar is a visual tool that helps children to understand how to use and think about money. The objective is to help children learn three basic principles of money management:  saving, spending and sharing.  Topics covered include wants versus needs, cost of goods, and adding money. Click here for more info on this program.

Pre-Kindergarten Registration
Sign up between March 1 – May 13

March 15, 2016 - Hoosic Valley is currently accepting names of children eligible for the Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program for the 2016-2017 school year.  Eligible students must reside in the district and be four-years-old on or before December 1, 2017.  Click here for more information on the programs and selection process.

Please call Amy Vautrin at 753-4458 ext. 3507 or email avautrin@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us to register for the Pre-K lottery. The lottery drawing will be held June 1, 2016. Parents will be notified via email.

Kindergarten Screening

February 12, 2016 - 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). All incoming students must be screened, by appointment.  Kindergarten Screening will take place on May 10th and 11th, a registration packet with appointment details will be mailed out next week. Please contact Amy Vautrin at 753-4458 x3507 or via e-mail at avautrin@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us if you have not yet notified us your child will be attending kindergarten this fall.

Parent Orientation Night: This program is for parents and guardians. We will explain the screening process, expectations for incoming children, answer questions, and meet our Kindergarten Teachers. Parent Orientation will be on May 9th at 7 pm in the Auditorium.

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 - ($9.00/hour)
  • Custodian - Substitute - ($9.25/hour)
  • Bus Driver - Substitute - ($15.51/hour)
  • Bus Aide – Substitute - ($9.00/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 April 29, 2016