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Community Members Needed

June 21, 2017 - The High School has a few positions that need to be filled over the summer. Mrs. Adams is looking for community volunteers to particpate in the interview committees . If you are interested either email Mrs. Adams, jadams@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us, or contact the High School Main Office, 753-4458 x2506.


Kindergarten Graduation

June 21, 2017 - We'd like to introduce to the Class of 2029. They've just begun and we expect great things from them! Click here for photos


Sixth Grade Moving Up

June 21, 2017 - Congratulations to all our sixth graders as they finish out their elementary years. We wish them the best as they move across the street next year. Click for the list of awards, here for pics.


Zillah Herrington Literacy Awards

June 21, 2017 - The elementary school held their annual Zillah Herrington Literacy Awards on Monday for grades three, four and five.

This program was started in 1960 by Mrs. Herrington, she recognized that literacy is the key to academic success and went about getting books into children's hands and encouraging every student to be the best they could be. Through community support PTO purchases a book for every student in grades PK-6 to kickoff our student's summer reading. The Zillah Herrington Literacy Program is a great Hoosic Valley tradition that PTO is proud to continue.


Football Lends a Hand to the Special Olympics

June 21, 2017 - The Hoosic Valley football team traveled to Siena College on Saturday for the NYS Special Olympics .  Our student athletes assisted the powerlifting version of the Special Olympics. Many thanks go out to the parents and players who attended to make this event truly unforgettable!


Make a Wish Fundraiser

June 20, 2017 - YOU ROCK!!!! Hoosic Valley Elementary School. Thank you to everyone who participated, donated and coordinated this last minute fundraiser. Special thank to Beth McQueeney and Bridget Chapko for working out the logistics and Mr. Foti and all teachers and staff for getting the word out. You Raised $207.47 for this wonderful cause. Way to go!!!!!


School Garden Update

June 20, 2017 - Ms. Dennis' First Grade class has been studying recycling this spring, learning to reduce trash, how and what to recycle, and how to reuse items in order to save our natural resources. The students went outside to learn about a new way of recycling - composting. With the help of Mr. Corlew, cafeteria director, & the cafeteria staff, vegetable and fruit scraps were collected from the kitchen and taken out to the composting bins at the school garden. The students learned how to layer torn newspapers, dried leaves, fresh grass, and kitchen scraps to form a compost pile, leaving it to decompose with the help of beneficial microscopic organisms & tiny insects. The students also looked at some finished compost and how it can be used to enrich the soil in the raised beds of the garden. They noted that it seemed just like dirt, not stinky like rotten vegetables, and they enjoyed looking for the helpful insects that live in the compost.

The following week Ms. Dennis' class learned about another kind of composting with Red Wiggler Worms. The tiny worms live in a plastic bin with air holes & eat kitchen scraps. The students took a close look at the little worms and noticed that they are much smaller than the earthworms we find outside in the garden. Then they helped set up the worms' new home with shredded newspaper & cardboard, and kitchen scraps, such as coffee grounds, carrot peelings, avocado shells, squishy sweet potatoes, egg shells, shriveled strawberries, and banana peels. The bedding material was dampened and covered, as the worms like a dark place to live.  They students looked forward to adding their own food scraps to the worm bin and observing what foods the worms like best. Click here for photos


One Last Day

June 12, 2017 - Our seniors had a great last day at Hoosic Valley. Started off with a nice breakfast and yearbooks signing with a lookback at their Kindergarten and 6th grade slide shows. Then they had one final visit to the elementary and finally it was off to Chapko for a picnic. Thanks to the PTO and parents that donated all the goodies for the events. Click here for photos.


Private or Parochial School Textbook Return

June 5, 2017 - Our collection day for textbooks for students attending private or parochial schools is June 26 at the district office between 9-3. Click here for the complete schedule.


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 $110/day; Uncertified $65/day)
  • Teaching Assistant, Teacher Aide, Food Service Helper, Clerical – Substitute - ($9.70/hour)
  • Custodian - Substitute - ($9.70/hour)
  • Bus Driver - Substitute - ($15.51/hour)
  • Bus Aide – Substitute - ($9.70/hour)
  • Nurse – Substitute - (LPN $65/day; RN $80/day)
  • Home Tutor – ($15/hour)

 

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Anti-Bullying Rules

1. We will not bully others.
2. We will try to help students who are bullied.
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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 June 21, 2017