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2017-2018 District News and Student Spotlight

Lockdown Drill - 5/18/2018

Elementary Weekly Update - 5/13/2018

May is Children's Mental Health Month - 5/10/2018

After Prom Party - Great Prizes and Activities - 5/10/2018

May Character Counts - 5/10/2018

Spring Chorus Concert - 5/10/2018

A&P Brains & Spinal Cords

John Rooney is Dominating D-I Baseball - 5/3/2018

Spring Band Concert - 4/26/2018

Record Breaker - 4/26/2018

School Board Elections - Updated 5/8/2018

District Technology Committee Meeting - 5/7/2018

Child Passenger Safety Seat Checks - 5/4/2018

2018-2019 Budget Brochure - 5/4/2018

Districtwide Phone Fixed - 5/3/2018

HVCSD 2018-19 Budget Hearing Presentation - 5/2/2018

Weekly Happenings @ the Elementary School - 4/27/2018

Summer Reading through myON Digital Library - 4/27/2018

Recent Job Postings - 4/26/2018

Schaghticoke Summer Program - 4/24/2018

Mass MoCA Field Trip - 4/24/2018

Meet the Class of 2018 Academic Top Ten - 4/22/2018

Elementary School Celebrates Earth Day - 4/20/2018

5th & 6th Grade Science Club Field Trip - 4/20/2018

Elementary Weekly Happenings - 4/20/2018

Student Walkouts - 4/19/2018

Recent threat was falsely reported - 4/18/2018

Board Adoption of 2018-2019 Budget-April 17, 2018

HS Penny Wars - 4/13/2018

Young Driver - Safe Driving Event - 4/13/2018

Elementary Weekly Happenings - 4/13/2018

Change for Autism - 4/12/2018

PARP - Reading Incentive Program - 4/10/2018

NYS Assessments Information

HS Artist Honored - 4/13/2018

Questar Student Testimonials featuring Bram Gorman - 4/13/2018

Sweethearts and Heroes Vlog of their visit to Hoosic Valley - 4/11/2018

Odyssey - State Tournament Results - 4/11/2018

7th & 8th Grade Dance - 4/11/2018

Junior Prom Ticket and Coronation Information - 4/9/2018

Middle School Transition Night - 4/9/2018

Weekly Happenings at the Elementary School - 4/2/2018

2018 New York State Summer School of the Arts - 4/2/2018

Senior T-Shirt order - 3/29/2018

Support the Class of 2018 - Chicken BBQ, orders due April 13 - 3/29/2018

Lockdown Drills Today - 3/28/2018

Help Support Hoosic Valley Music and Arts in our Community (MAC) - 3/28/2018

Free College Financial Aid Workshop - 3/28/2018

What Parents Need to Know - 3-8 State Assessments - 3/27/2018

Winter Sports Awards Rescheduled - 3/27/2018

Special BOE Meeting on April 9 - 3/27/2018

El Weekly Happenings - 3/26/2018

A Long Walk to Water - 3/21-2018

Indoor Track Season Wrapup - 3/21/2018

September Teaching Vacancies - Math & Business - 3/21/2018

DAR Good Citizen Award - 3/15/2018

Screen Free Week - 3/21/2018

Spring SAT Exam Info - 2/12/2018

HVCSD 2018-19 Budget Workshop March 19 2018 - 3/20/2018

Pine Bush Visits - 3/15/2018

Music in our Schools Month - 3/14/2018

Reading Rainbow Book Reviews - 3/14/2018

Sweethearts & Heroes Visits Hoosic Valley - 3/11/2017

Vacancy - Technology Support Specialist - 3/1/2018

District Technology Meeting Today - moved to HS Room 113

Request for 2018-2019 Non-Public Transportation - due April 1st

PNCR's next Coffee, Conversation, Connection: Advocacy Exhaustion - 3/13/2018

Letter from Mrs. Goodell regarding Walkouts - 3/12/2018

HS Announcement regarding national walkouts - 3/12/2018

March Menu Updates - Elementary - 3/12/2018

American Choral Director's Association All-Eastern Honor Choir - 3/12/2018

Odyssey of the Mind 2018 - 3/11/2018

Exciting news from the Art Department - 3/9/2018

Weekly Happenings @ Elementary - 3/9/2017

Changes in Health Examination and Screening Requirements Effective 7/1/2018 - 3/8/2018

United to Fight It: Preventing Substance Abuse - 3/8/2018

Andrew Turriglio - Football Scholar Athlete - 3/8/3018

Neuropsychology of Autism Spectrum Disorders - 3/6/2018

2018-19 Budget Development Update March 5 2018 - 3/6/3018

Sunday - PTO Cabin Fever Vendor & Craft Fair

Update for the Addams Family Musical: The Friday evening show will be rescheduled to Sunday evening (March 4th) at 7 pm. All tickets bought for the Friday evening show will be honored on Sunday at 7pm. The Saturday night and Sunday afternoon shows are not sold out, you may exchange your Friday night tickets at one of the other shows as seating is availalble.   If anyone who bought a ticket for Friday is unable to attend, they should contact Jacqui Paglialonga (JPaglialonga@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us) to receive a refund - posted 3/2/2018

8th Grader Fundrasier Pickup: The Gorsky Dinner pickup scheduled for today has been moved to Monday in the HS cafeteria from 3-6. Orders can be picked up directly at Gorsky's Farm Friday and Saturday if the delay is an issue. Gorksky's Farm is located at 84 Turner Road, Stillwater. - posted 3/2/2018

Extra Help Available - 3/2/2018

Rensselaer County Schools Job Fair - 3/2/2018

Addams Family - Pictures from Thursday's Dress Rehearsal - 3/2/2018

HV Wins Lift Off - 3/2/2018

High School announces the Academic Top Ten for the Class of 2018 - 3/1/2018

4th Grade Explorers - 3/1/2018

Celebrating Dr. Seuss - 3/1/2018

Addams Family Ready to take the Stage! - 2/16/2018

Ski Club Update - 2/27/2018

Budget Workshop- February 26, 2018 Program Planning Presentation - 2/27/2018

PTO Cabin Fever Vendor & Craft Fair - 2/26/2018

Basketball Sectional Update - 2/15/2018

Two 1st place finishes at the Indoor Track Sectional Meet - 2/20/2018

MAC Thanks - 2/15/2018

After Prom Party Planning - volunteers needed - 2/14/2018

8th Gr Boston Trip Info - Permission Slip due Friday - 2/14/2018

Coffee, Conversation, Connection: A Forum for Parents and Families - 2/14/2018

Elem Play, "High School Musical", Cast List - 2/14/2018

Request for 2018-2019 Non-Public Transportation - due April 1st - 2/14/2018

February Character Counts Assemblies - 2/12/2018

School Safety - 2/12/2018

Open Gym - Softball - 2/12/2018

Prom Dress Give Away - 2/8/2016

District Calendar Revision - 2/8/2018

PTO Bingo Family Night this Friday - 2/6/2018

Budget News Update - 2/6/2018

Women of Science at the New York State Museum - 2/6/2018

Addams Family Ticket Order Form - 2/5/2018

NHS - Smile Train Fundraiser - 2/5/2018

Behind the Scenes – Set Construction - 2/5/2018

Carnations for Valentine’s Day (MAC) - Only a few left, get your order in soon - 2/2/2018 (Sold out- 2/3/2018)

NHS - Spaghetti Dinner - TONIGHT - 2/2/2018

Bowling All-stars & League Results - 2/1/2018

Behind the Scenes…The Art of Makeup - 2/1/2018

Hoosic Valley's Own Resident Artist - 1/31/2018

Winter All County - 1/31/2018

21st Annual D.A.R.E. Graduation - 1/30/2018

Kindergarten Super Readers - 1/29/2018

Class of 2021 Fundraiser - 1/29/2018

Behind the Scenes - Addams Family Musical Choreographers - 1/29/2018

Change Disciplinary Action - Vaping Devices - 1/12/2018

Writing Olympics due Wednesday, 1/17 - 1/11/2018

Pre-K Registration - 1/11/2018

Kindergarten Registration - 1/10/2018

DARE Graduation - 1/10/2018

The ‘Addams Family’ is coming to the Hoosic Valley Stage! - 1/10/2018

Open Gym - 1/10/2018

College Q & A - 1/5/2018

Budget Development Presentation - 1/4/2018

Addams Family -Advertising in the Playbill - 1/4/2018

Order your HS Yearbook now! - 12/12/2017

Ski Club Reminder - 1/2/2018

Cold Weather Update - 1/4/2018

Heroin Epidemic in the Capital District - 1/4/2018

Holiday Hoopfest at The Hill - 12/28/2017

Hoosic Valley Alumni Basketball Game - Saturday starting at 4 pm

Happy Holidays @ the Elementary! - 12/21/2017

It's Time for the Writing Olympics - 12/20/2017

Holiday Events @ Your Local Library - 12/20/2017

Winter Chorus Concert - 12/20/2017

Elementary Holiday Concert- 12/15/2017

Author Visit - The Dirtmeister®" - 12/15/2017

The Friday, 12/22, Boys JV and Varsity games have been cancelled. They have been rescheduled to Wednesday 1/3.

12/14/2017 12:10 - All lockdown drills are complete.

High School Spirit Week - 12/13/2017

Delay/Closing Notices - 12/12/2017

Tuesday's BB games moved to Wednesday - 12/11/2017

Winter Band Concert - 12/8/2017

Hour of Code - 12/7/2017

A&P Visits Albany Med - 12/7/2017

Semi Photos - 12/7/2017

Upcoming Unannounced Lockdown Drills - 12/7/2017

Seventh Annual Compassionate Giving Project - 11/30/2017

School Safety Message - 11/17/2017

Message from Superintendent Amy V. Goodell - 11/20/2017

HVCC Instant Admit Day - 11/29/2017

Parents Night Out - 11/27/2017

False Alarm - Jr. Sr. High - 11/27/2017

Thanksgiving Tourney Champs - 11/27/2017

All State Chorus - 11/21/2017

Elementary Wall of Heros - 11/21/2017

NHS Thanks - 11/20/2017

Salem Art Works Field Trip - 11/16/2017

What better way to learn about Government than with a trip to the Capital? - 11/16/2017

Vacancy, Long-Term District Substitute Teacher Grades 7-12 - 11/16/2017

Varsity Cheerleading Fundraiser - Holiday Wreaths - 11/16/2017

Notice of Public Hearing - 11/14/2017

Addams Family Cast List - 11/13/2017

Addams Family Call Backs - 11/8/2017

Volleyball Exceptional Seniors and All-Stars - 11/8/2017

Vacancy, Anticipated Educational Technology Specialist - 11/7/2017

ESSA information from NYSED - 11/6/2017

PTO Holiday Ornament Painting - 11/6/2017

PTO Festival of Wreaths - 11/6/2017

Vacancy, Food Service Helper - 11/6/2017

Smart Schools Investment Plan (Preliminary) - 10/27/2017

Weekly Note to Parents from the Elementary - 11/6/2017

November Character Counts - 11/6/2017

Fall All County Music Festival - 11/6/2017

Sectional Update - Updated 11/6/2017

It's Time for the Annual Booster Club Magazine Sales - 11/3/2017

Veterans Community Service Project @ Elementary - 11/1/2017

Halloween Parade and more - 11/1/2017

Think Before You Speak Week @ Elementary - 11/1/2017

Early Evacuation Drill - On Thursday, November 9th, the District will practice the Early Release Evacuation Drill.  Students will dismiss approximately 15 minutes early. Click here for Elementary letter, click here for the HS letter.

HS Musical - Addams Family Audition Information - 10/31/2017

Were you seen at the Halloween Selfie Booth? - 10/30/2017 (new photos added)

A peak into Mrs. Neary's busy Kindergarten classroom - 10/30/2017

Seatbelt “Fasten” Show - 10/30/2017

Click here to support the Class of 2019 Fundraiser - 10/30/2017

Hoosic Valley's Smart School

Note from the Elementary - 10/27/2016

2nd Grade's Field Trip to Troy - 10/27/2017

Cross Country League Results - 10/25/2017

Pops Cartoon Conglomeration - 10/20/2017

Vacancy - Business Teacher - 10/20/2017

A visit to the Clark Art - 10/19/2017

Volleball raises over $500 for Cancer Research - 10/19/2017

Camp Erin Reunion - 10/19/2017

HVAA - Newly formed volleyball club - 10/19/2017

Annual PTO Halloween Fun Night and Book Fair! - 10/18/2017

Semi-Formal - Roaring 20's - 10/17/2017

Elementary Student Council - 10/17/2017

1st Grade's Writing - Small Moments - 10/16/2017

Fire Safety Week - 10/12/2017

5th Grade Science Mysteries - 10/12/2017

HS Open Gym - 10/11/2017

State Mandated Drills - Elementary Letter - 10/11/2017

Renee Parry attends the Summer@Rensselaer Academic Enrichment Program - 10/11/2017

HS Ski Club - Info and Signup & EL Ski Club - Info and Signup - 10/10/2017

Hoosic Valley Marathoners - 10/10/2017

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day - 10/10/2017

JV Volleyball takes home the Power of Pink Title - 10/10/2017

Grant Committee Formed - 10/6/2017

Chicken BBQ to support 8th grade trip to Boston - 10/6/2017

Hold in Place Drill @ HS - 10/6/2017

Planned Lock Down Drill Info - 10/5/2017

Accidental Fire Alarm @ Jr. Sr. High - 10/5/2017

First Annual Wasaren League Sportsmanship Summit - 10/5/2017

Space Systems as part of the Next Generation Science Standards - 10/5/2017

Lili Loveday visits second grade - 10/5/2017

Melrose Mile - 10/3/2017

Blue Ribbon Garden - 10/3/2017

Second graders spend a day on the Farm - 10/3/2017

Room 5's Rainbow Party - 10/3/2017

XC Represents @ the Ragnor Relays - 10/2/2017

Class of 2019 host Parent's Night Out - 10/3/2017

2017-2018 School Tax Info - Monday, October 2 - last day penalty free - update

Fall PNCR Parent and Family Trainings - 10/3/2017

Make A Wish Thanks - 10/3/2017

PTO Save Around Fundraiser - 9/29/2017

Elementary School Photos - update

We got TALENT and here are the pictures to prove it! - 9/28/2017

Clarification on Text Alerts - 9/27/2017

Vacancy - Custodial Worker - 9/27/2017

Hoosic Valley's "Got Talent" is Thursday Night - 9/27/2017

Fourth graders travel back in time - 9/26/2017

Mrs. Pruiksmsa's class observes the metamorphic wonders - 9/26/2017

Second graders get comfy for extra reading - 9/26/2017

Hoosic Valley Community Partners Harvest Fest - 9/26/2017

Today's sports cancellations - 9/26/2017

Today's Soccer Games Canceled - 9/25/2017

Safety is Our Number One Priority - 9/22/2017

National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Scholar Essay Contest (open to seniors) - 9/22/2017

College Preparation @ HVCC - 9/21/2017

Elks Drug Awareness Essay Contest - Open to students in grades 6-8 9/21/2017

Elks Veterans Hero Essay Contest - Open to students in grades 5-8 - 9/21/2017

HS Open House - Monday

Text Alerts now available, signup required - 9/15/2017

Power of Pink Volleyball Tournament - 9/15/2017

Join the Hoosic Valley team and raise money for cancer research - 9/14/2017

Got Talent Permission Slips Due September 19 - 9/11/2017

Meet our New Teachers and Administrators - 9/7/2017

Elementary Open House - September 14 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm - 9/7/2017

Starting off on the Right Foot - tips for parents to build an effective partnership with school - 9/7/2017

Jr. Sr. High School Pictures - 9/6/2017

CASDA Fall College Fair - 8/29/2017 (Attention Seniors)

District Technology Committee - 9/6/2017

Extra Help (Per 13) Begins Monday - 9/6/2015

Modified Boys Soccer - 9/5/2017

September Menus - Lunch - Breakfast - 9/1/2017

Additions to Sixth Grade - 8/31/2017

Vacancy - 1:1 Aide - 8/29/2017

New Athletic Scheduling Website

HVCC Distance Learning Courses

Summer Honor Choir

New District E-Mail System

Fair Fun Opportunities!

Modified Girls Soccer Update

Fall Sports Info

August Regents Schedule

August 14, 2017 - Regents exams will be held on Wednesday and Thursday this week, click here for the complete schedule. Special reminder to those students taking earth science, you must retake the lab practical on Tuesday morning - if you have not been contacted by guidance please call them for your time slot.

Morning exams start at 8:00 am, afternoon exams start at Noon. Students should bring their own pens and calculators if needed. We will have calculators available if students do not have them.


Regents Review Classes

July 28, 2017 - Regents review classes begin on Monday, July 31st. They run Monday - Thursday until August 15th. August regents exams are scheduled for August 16th and 17th. The schedule for the review classes are:

ELA – 8-10
Earth Science – 10-12
Algebra I – 12-2
Global History – 2-4
Geometry – 4-6


School Physicals

July 12, 2017 -   Dr. Nightingale will be at the high school for physicals on Thursday, August 10.  If you have a student in need of a physical for fall sports, please email or call (753-4458 x2511) and leave a message for Mrs. Barton. She will contact you with an appointment time.


Coach Brooks Send-Off

July 18, 2017 - The HV community has been incredibly lucky to have Coach Brooks inspiring our kids since 2008! As he prepares for the next chapter in his life, please join in celebrating his accomplishments and community relationships on Saturday, August 5 immediately following the alumni games. (times to be announced)

There will be make your own sundaes and if you would like to contribute, please bring a dessert to share. Players (current and former) please be prepared to share a 'Brooks story'...we all have them and some are priceless.

If you CAN NOT be there and would like to get a message to Coach, simply contact one of the following for more info: 

  • Carolyn Stannard Carlo
  • Jacki Kinnicutt Sawyer 
  • Judy Espey 
  • Sue Cipolla
  • Bonnie Speanburgh
  • Jill Anderson

Story Hour in the School Garden

August 4, 2017 - Join us Monday, August 7th at 10:30 at the school garden for Story Hour with Diver Library! Composting will be the topic as part of this summer's theme, "Building a Better World". We'll read a great story on composting then check out some different ways of composting, uses for compost and how to put together a home compost pile. The school garden is located between the HVCS Administration Building/Bus Garage and the Elementary School. All ages are welcome!


STEM - First Lego League (K-3)

July 12, 2017 - The Stillwater Area Community Center is proud to announce the addition of First Lego League Junior this fall.  First Lego League is a STEM program for elementary and middle school students designed to foster creativity, problem solving, team work, beginning robotics, and more!  This is a brand new endeavor for our community, and being a community program for the Stillwater, Mechanicville, Schaghticoke, and surrounding areas will make it truly unique in the First Lego League organization.

The First Lego League program can help our children aspire to be great team members capable of collaboration and thinking outside the box, while also providing a solid foundation for STEM education.  Each year the team will work together to creatively solve a problem or challenge by building and programming a vehicle they make using motors, sensors, and Legos.  There are competitions throughout the year where the teams present their project.

The Stillwater Area Community Center is ready to help us reach not just one school, but many schools across multiple towns to make SACC’s First Lego League teams a truly meaningful community endeavor.  We would love to have a thriving First Lego League Junior program at the Stillwater Area Community Center in Fall 2017 for children in grades K-3 (ages 6-10)! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.  More information about the First Lego League Junior program can be found at http://www.firstinspires.org


Middle School Skills Review

July 7, 2017 - The Middle School Skills Development Sessions will begin on Monday, July 10th.

Grade Time Subject
Entering 9th grade 8:00 – 9:00 ELA
Entering 9thgrade 8:00 – 9:00 Social Studies
Entering 9th grade 9:00 – 10:00 Math
Entering 7th grade 10:00 – 11:00 ELA
Entering 7th grade 11:00 – 12: 00 Math
Entering 8th grade 12:00 – 1:00 Social Studies
Entering 8th grade 1:00 –  2:00 Math

Classes will run four (4) days per week (no Fridays) on July 10-13, 17-20, and 24-27 for a total of 12 days of instruction.


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