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Report Cards - Grades 7-12

March 28, 2017 - Reminder, fourth marking period report cards were handed in homeroom this morning to students in Grades 7-12.

Helping the Karner Blue

March 28, 2017 - The Albany Pine Bush came to visit 1st grade last week! With a little help from the environmental educators from the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center our first graders planted wild blue lupines, which is the habitat for the Karner Blue Butterfly. The seeds will start to grow in the first grade classrooms and then the students will visit the Albany Pine Bush to plant their seedlings.

Author Visit from Ryan Smithson

March 28, 2017 - Local Author Ryan Smithson visited with our 11th and 12th graders last week. Mr. Smithson has a fascinating journey to share with readers in his memoir "Ghost of War". Click here to learn more about Mr. Smithson.

Odyssey of the Mind

March 27, 2017 - The five Hoosic Valley Odyssey of the Mind teams joined 91 other Odyssey teams to compete at the regional competition yesterday at Coxsackie Athens Central School District. After practicing since October, the teams were excited for the event. Mr. Foti and Mr. O'Brien attended the event to cheer on the students. Each team has to create an 8 minute solution to a long term problem and complete spontaneous problems. The solutions are scored by a panel of highly trained and experienced judges. At yesterday's award ceremony the winners for each of the problems were:

  • For Problem 1 the teams had to create small vehicles to complete certain challenges. The Hoosic Valley High school team members placed first and will move on to compete at the NY State level in two weeks.
  • For Problem 2 the teams had to create a robot to complete technical challenges along with their skit. The Hoosic Valley High School team also placed in first and will move onto States.
  • For Problem 3, the teams had to perform a skit based on classical artists and time travel to help save the World. The Elementary/ Junior High Hoosic Valley team also placed in first and will move into to State competition.
  • For Problem 5, the teams had to perform a skit with a superhero who needed to save creativity. The Hoosic Valley High School team came in Third place and also received the Ranatra Fusca Award which is the highest honor that recognizes extreme creativity when solving a problem. The elementary team who also participated in Problem 5 made great improvements on their spontaneous scores which is a difficult area for our teams.

Congratulations to all the teams from Hoosic Valley. Great job! And good luck to the 20 students who will move on to the NY state competition on April 8, 2017.

Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving program that engages students in their learning by allowing their knowledge and ideas to come to life in an exciting, productive environment. Participants build self-confidence, develop life skills, create new friendships, and are able to recognize and explore their true potential. OotM proves that students can have fun while they learn.

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3-8 Assessment Resources for Parents

March 27, 2017 - New York State assessment resources for parents are available on the NYSED website:

English Language Arts and Mathematics Tests Translated versions of these assessment resources for parents are now available in 10 languages, including Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), French, Haitian Creole, Karen, Nepali, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. Click here to access translated versions.

Lockdown Drill

March 24, 2017 - The Jr. Sr. High School conducted an unannounced lock down drill today. The drill was conducted by multiple units from the Rensselaer County Sherriff’s Office and the Troy Police Department. The drill started at 9:40 with classes resuming their normal schedule at 10:10. 

Safety is always a priority here at Hoosic Valley and these drills are crucial to emergency readiness. Multiple unannounced drills are a new requirements this school year, the Jr. Sr. High School is required to conduct one more unannounced drill this year. The Elementary school has two more unannounced drills to complete by the end of the school year.

Mentors in Violence Prevention

March 20, 2017 - This week our 10th, 11th and 12th graders will be taking part in a Violence Prevention program hosted by St. Peter's Health Partners. This program is a leadership and education program specifically for teens focused on preventing gender violence. As a school we are continually striving to educate our students beyond the required academics. Click here for more information.

Hoosic Valley PTO's First Annual Vendor Fair

March 8, 2017 - PTO is looking for direct sales vendors for their first annual vendor fair. The fair will be held on Sunday, April 30 from 1-4 in the elementary gym. Click here for the signup and details.

Spring SAT Exams

March 7, 2017 - The 2017 May SAT exams will be given at Hoosic Valley. Important details related to the SAT exam:

Capital District Consulting will again be offering SAT Prep classes at Stillwater. Click here for dates and fees.

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.
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 March 28, 2017