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June 26, 2017 - Final report cards for students in grades 7-12 were mailed home on Friday. They have also been posted on the eschool portal. Hoosic Valley will again be holding Regents review sessions through the distance learning network for any students who wish to retake Regents exams in August. Classes run from July 31st - August 15th, Monday-Thursday. Review classes will be at the following times:

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

Please contact the guidance office to sign up for exams and review sessions or for more information.


Congratulations to the Class of 2017


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 participate 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.


Elementary School Electrical Short- Temporary Fan

June 14, 2017 - An electrical short occurred on a temporary fan located in the auditorium. At the end of the character counts assembly, Mrs. Greco was exiting the auditorium and noticed the plug of the fan sparking. Heroically she and a grandparent immediately put out the spark and flame. They quickly moved the fan with the cords out of the building, and notified the office. Mrs. Greco’s actions were so quick to extinguish the cord, that it eliminated the detection of the fire alarm system. The Building Administrator has contacted the local fire department to look at the devices, and the district has contacted New York State Education Department Facilities Planning to report the incident.


Character Counts

Update June 16, 2017 - Students in grades 2-4 held their Character Counts assembly on Wednesday. Click here for award winners, photos added to the link below.

June 10, 2017 - Our students in PK-1 had their final Character Counts assembly for the year. They honored their favorite teachers and our courage award winners were recognized. Click here to learn more about our award winners, click here for photos.


Academic Awards

June 9, 2017 - Congratulations to the Academic All Stars of 2017. These seniors have been on the high honor roll every marking period since starting seventh grade. They are: Jimmy Burnell, Taylor Champagne, Summer Childs, Isaac Sanchez, Hunter Galvin, Cami Hren, Rosie Hren, Tom Madigan, Rory Morgan, Will Morris, Paige Nightingale, Alexis Parry, Casey Daigle, Danielle Requate, Alica Clum, Bridget Ryan, Becky Keasbey, Greg Wolosen, Beth Norton and Helena Leece. Click here for the complete list of awards.


Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School Graduation

June 9, 2017 - Congratulations to Taylor Champagne and Jamison Jarosz on their completion of the Tec-Smart program. Click here to read more about their senior capstone projects.


June 9, 2017 - On May 30th, the 5th grade classes participated in a Minds On Young Professionals Day that allowed all students in Hoosic Valley’s fifth grade to work with experienced mentors in the fields of writing and science. The fifth grade class was divided into four groups with each group attending a writing workshop (developing an interesting lead character or writing fantasy in fiction) and a science workshop (investigating as a scientist does with pill bugs!).  It was a great day! Click here for photos along with photos from their field trip to Grants Cottage.


June 7, 2017 - The Hoosic Valley Elementary Pleasant House Players delivered amazing performances of Disney's Peter Pan Jr. to sold out audiences on June 1st & 2nd!  Bravo! Click for the program, photos (practice on Tuesday and Friday's performance).


School Garden

June 7, 2017 - The rainy spring has not kept our young gardeners from getting out to the school garden to plant seeds & seedlings.  Mrs. Schiller's & Mrs. Burke's class planted broccoli, kale, snow peas, radishes & lettuces, all vegetables that thrive in the cool weather. The students have already begun harvesting their multicolored radishes & will soon be trying out their salad greens & broccoli. 

The Kindergarten students in Mrs. Lee's class came out to the school garden to transplant tomato plants they had been caring for in their classroom. They had received little plants through Cornell Cooperative Extension, some to take home & others to plant in the school garden's raised beds. The sun was out the day the students brought their plants to the garden and everyone enjoyed the beautiful day! The class also planted a variety of sunflowers in the garden & marigold seeds in cups to take home. The students studied the differences in seed type & size, plant parts and discussed how to help little seedlings grow. They are excited to watch as their seeds sprout & grow. Click for photos

Ms. Lovell's class has planted in the garden, too! The students transplanted Swiss chard "Bright Lights" and lettuce seedlings as well as planted seed potatoes in a raised bed. They will planting pole beans & carrots when the sun returns. Ms.  Lovell's classes have planted in the school garden since it has begun & help out with weeding & harvesting, and use vegetables in some cooking projects. We'll see what these gardeners cook up this year!


Elementary Lockdown Drill

June 7, 2017 - The Elementary School had a lockdown drill this morning. It is just a drill, it lasted about 45 minutes.


National Honor Society Induction

June 7, 2017 - Congratulations to our newest National Honor Society Members.

Class of 2017: Helena Leece & Rory Morgan

Class of 2018: Amanda Daigneault, Emma Irwin, Melanie Natter, Sara Pipino, Matthew Rose &  Nichole Schaeffer

Class of 2019:  Carolyn Burnell, Isaac Carlo, Eloise CarlsonMcNally, Jessica Espey, Taylor Hansen, Zoe Neary, Marlee Peterson, Maria Rice & Renee Serafin

Click for the program, the pictures.


Francis "Bucky" Thompson 22nd Annual Student Science Research Symposium

June 6, 2017 - We are very proud of our Science Research Students and their dedication to STEM. Student Science Research is a 3-year college credit course associated with UAlbany through its University in the High School Program . Over the course of the 3 years students learn college level skills including presentation techniques, scientific writing, organization, and time management while completing research on a topic of their own choosing. Click for the program, the pictures.

We'd like to thank our very own, Kyle Pallozzi, for returning and providing the keynote address for the Symposium. Kyle recently finished his Masters at UAlbany.


Art Show & Art/Music Awards

The 2017 Art Show and combination Art Awards/Music Awards was an impressive display of the creative talent here at Hoosic Valley.

Click here to see all the artwork

Click here for the Art Awards Program

Click here for the Music Awards Program


June 6, 2017 - Our senior athletes have enjoyed great success this season and over their four years at Hoosic Valley. We have a number of them that will be continuing their play at the next level. We wish them all the best on the field and in classroom. They may change the color of their uniforms but they'll always be Hoosic Valley Indians!

  • Jimmy Burnell, baseball - HVCC majoring in Chemical Engineering
  • Jonathan Colligan, baseball - HVCC majoring in Electricity
  • Camille Coyne, softball - Thomas College majoring in Criminal Justice
  • Cami Hren, basketball - SUNY New Paltz majoring in Communications and Marketing.
  • Jamison Jarosz, track - HVCC focusing on Math & Science
  • Tom Madigan, baseball - Wentworth Institute of Technology majoring in Mechanical Engineering
  • Dale Maxon, baseball - Herkimer majoring in Criminal Justice
  • Katie Norton, track - HVCC majoring in Psychology
  • Kyle Norton, football - Mullenberg majoring in Biology
  • Will Rowe, soccer - and he would have been great!
  • Mike Vellucci, baseball - HVCC majoring in Environmental Science

Character Counts Update

June 6, 2017 - To all second , third , and fourth grade Parents and Guardians: our next Character Counts program for grades 2-4 will be Wednesday, June 14, at 8:30am, a change from our originally scheduled date. This is our annual Teacher Appreciation program, where we will be thanking our teachers for everything they’ve done throughout the year. The Pk-1 program will be held as originally scheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience with this change of date. Contact acosey@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us with any questions. We hope to see you next Wednesday!


Summer Meals

June 6, 2017 - Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Click here for a list of local sites. Use the mapping link at the bottom of the list to find a site near you. New sites will be added as the school year ends and throughout the summer.


Final Exam Schedule Grades 7-12


Senior Athlete Banquet

June 2, 2017 - The Booster Club honored senior athletes on Tuesday night with a dinner for parents and athletes at the Fairways of Halfmoon. The senior class had fifty-four students that participate in one sport or more, seventeen of them playing all three seasons. Click here for more pics.


Summer Driver's Ed Signup

April 28, 2017 - The Driver Education course at Hoosic Valley Central High school will be offered again this summer. The deadline to sign up is Friday, June 23rd . If interested in the program download the application now or call at 753-4432 Ext 5053 for more details.


NHS Induction & Science Symposium Rescheduled

June 1, 2017 - The National Honor Society Induction Ceremony has been moved up to 6:30 on Tuesday, June 6th. The Research Science Symposium has been rescheduled to 7 pm on June 6th in the LGIA.


June2, 2017 - Calling hours for Will are Monday from 3:00pm – 8:00pm at Transfiguration Parish in Speigletown.  The funeral will be 10:00 am Tuesday at Transfiguration Parish in Speigletown, followed by a reception at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds.

Fairgrounds Memorial: Family, Friends and the Community are invited to join the Show Off Equine family, at the fairgrounds, at 8pm this Saturday. We will be "lighting up" the indoor arena for Will .  There will be an open forum for anyone who would like to share their memories of Will. Luminaries will be available to purchase all day Saturday, at the show office. All proceeds will go to the Rowe Family.

May 31, 2017 - Click here for information on today's tragic loss.

Support services for students, staff and families will be available at the high school throughout the afternoon and evening. Additional support staff and local clergy will be available this evening, Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 pm in the HS Library for the Hoosic Valley community.

Throughout the remainder of the week, additional counseling support staff will be available for students and staff.

Grief Literature

There will be no after school buses today, all students will be dismissed at the end of the day. The elementary school will have play practice in the auditorium.

Tonight's Science Research Symposium has been canceled.


Lock Down Drill

May 30, 2017 - The Jr. Sr. High School had a lockdown drill from 9:15 - 9:50 this morning. It was just a drill.


May 30, 2017 - Congratulations to Lauren Reed, Caitlyn O'Neill, Ashlyn Chartier and Karla Koch for setting a new school record in the 4-100 relay at the sectional meet held in Fonda on Thursday. Karla also won first place in the high jump. Jamison Jarosz continued to sweep the jumps winning sectional titles in the high jump, long jump and triple jump. The girl's team finished in third place and the boy's in fourth, click here for all the results. Click here for photos.


U.S. History Review Schedule

May 26, 2017 - Attention Juniors: US History review sessions are available in room 120.  All review sessions are optional but attendance is highly encouraged. Click here for the complete schedule of times and topics.


National Junior Honor Society's Newest Members

May 24, 2017 - Congratulations to our newest National Junior Honor Society Members: Riley Caiazza, Lillian Czub, Cameron Field, Jillian Johnson, Kiera Matala, Jenna Peterson, Megan Rice, Riley Seymour, and Elizabeth Reiter. You should be very proud of your academic success, we look forward to great things from you!


Baseball 4peat Sectional Champions

May 24, 2017 - They've done it again......Our baseball team defeated Greenwich 6-2 to win the Class C Sectional Title. The first regional game will be next Thursday, 6/1, vs Ticonderoga at Gloversville Park Terrace Elementary School @ 5 pm. (click here for bracket, make sure to scroll down to Class C)

Click here to read about the game, click here for photos.


Busy Spring for Second Graders

May 24, 2017 - Our second graders have had a busy spring. They've been to Five Rivers (connected to their study of the temperate forest, animal needs and survival). Clark Art (how to look at art, narrative stories told through the arts, art composition and types of art) and today they visited the Rainforest!

If you've had a second grader here at Hoosic Valley, you're familiar with Paul Hurteau visits from the rainforest, after all this is his 20th year visiting. Our second graders did a great job with their poems, mask and onstage performances. Click here for pictures from all their spring travels.


Valley Falls - Pittstown Summer Program

May 19, 2017 - The Valley Falls - Pittstown Youth Commission will be having registration for the Summer Program on Tuesday, June 6th and Wednesday, June 7th at the Valley Falls Community Hall from 5:30 - 7:00. Click here for more info.


Memorial Day Parade

May 25, 2017 - Unfortunately our band students will not be able to perform in the annual Memorial Day parade tonight. Please still attend and enjoy the parade and we'll be back playing at next year's parade.


NJHS Induction - Time Change

May 22, 2017 - Due to scheduling conflicts on Tuesday, May 23rd, the National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony has been moved to 6:00 pm.  The ceremony will continue to take place in the Elementary School auditorium. Students:45 pm.  Parents and other family members are welcome to attend this ceremony as well.  A reception with refreshments will follow the ceremony.


Sectionals

May 23, 2017 - The Girls handed Chatham their first loss of the season to advance to the Sectional Semis. They will play either Mechanicville or Greenville on Wednesday at Moreau Recreational Fields at 4:30.

May 21, 2017 - The boys defeated Chatham 4-0 to advance to the Sectional Title Game. They will play Greenwich on Tuesday at 7pm at the Joe.

May 19, 2017 - Congrats, both teams are moving on to the next round. The Boys play on Saturday at 1pm at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam. The Girls will play at Chatham on Monday at 4:30.

Baseball Sectional Bracket
Softball Sectional Bracket

May 17, 2017 - Congratulations to the baseball team, they will be advancing to the next round. They next play home against Canajoharie on Thursday at 4pm .

Softball: The brackets have just been released, their first game will be home on Thursday at 4:30 against Canajoharie.

May 16, 2017 - Baseball will start sectional play today at 4pm. The game is home against Berne-Knox.


Prom Court 2017

May 21, 2017 - Congratulations to the members of the 2017 Prom Court.

KING: John Acker, QUEEN: Julia Carlo

COURT
Freshmen:  Sarah Corey, Nicholas Santiago
Sophomores:  Maria Rice, Chantz Boleski
Seniors: Elizabeth Norton, Jamison Jarosz
Juniors:  Julia Acker, Julianna Bink, Anna-Faith DeGiorgio, Joyce-Ann Peckham
Frank Abel, Benjamin Corey, Ryan Matala, Patrick McLaughlin

Click here for Photos


After Prom 2017

May 22, 2017 - We'd like to thank our community for once again providing unbelieveable support for the After Prom Party. Click here for a list of 2017 After Prom Prize Winners. Click here for more photos


May 19, 2017 - Kudos to the music teachers and maintenance staff in both buildings for pulling off a concert in two venues in one night! Quick thinking, and everyone working together enabled the students to show off their talents despite a number of significant obstacles! We'd like to thank our parents for the patience, flexibility and cooperation. AND most of all - our students for never missing a beat no matter what Mother Nature threw their way. Click here for photos


May 19, 2017 - 27 members of the Class of 2017 participated in a Community Service day Thursday, May 18, 2017, at either the Elmwood Cemetery or The Schaghticoke Fairgrounds.  We would like to thank John Faulkner at Elmwood and Chris Newton at the Fairgrounds for providing students with the opportunity to fulfill one of their graduation requirements.  Lunch afterwards was provided by the Class of 2017.  A big thank you to  Jeff McGreevy for manning the grill and “Chrissys Cravings” for providing the salads.   


May 19, 2017 - The College Caravan made a quick stop at the High School on Wednesday. This gave our Juniors a chance to meet with college reps and see what's available.


CLASS OF 2018 JUNIOR PROM – MAY 20, 2017
Coronation – HV High School Gymnasium
Students need to arrive & line up at 5:00pm
Coronation starts at 5:30pm

  • All students attending the prom must attend the coronation
  • Students may be dropped off by the flag pole entrance
  • Traffic should proceed through the circle and park by the gym, between the two school or in the Elementary Lot
  • Limos and hired cars must park in the lot between the High School and Elementary School
  • Circle Parking is for handicapped only

Click here for information related to seating, pictures, and procession.


Athletes of the Week

May 19, 2017 - Congratulations to the Norton triplets on their nomination to the Channel 13 Fidelis Care Athletes of the Week. Click here for the video. And Congrats to Camille Coyne on being named this weeks Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week. Click here for more info.


Track League Champs

May 19, 2017 - Congratualtions to all our track athletes. They did a great job at this year's league meet. The Girls finished in third place and the boys finished in second. On the indivdual side Renee Serafin took first in the Pentathlon and Jamison Jarosz add three more patches to his collection. He won first in the High, Long and Triple Jumps.

We had a number of athletes placing in top three - click here to see all the results.

Click here for photos


Budget Results - Passed!

May 17, 2017 - We'd like to thank the community for their overwhelming support. Click here for a note from Mrs. Goodell.

Voting Results Yes No
Proposition #1: 2017-2018 Budget 504 138
Proposition #2: Bus Purchase Reserve Fund 491 149
Proposition #3: Purchase of Five Passenger School Buses 485 158

BOARD CANDIDATES:

  • Maureen Gifford – Mayer -379 -ELECTED – Four-Year Term
  • Christine Pepe – 257 -ELECTED – Four-Year Term
  • Susan Martin – Cipolla - 184
  • Joel Beecroft - 118
  • Michelle Wiegert - 156
  • Craig Wilson -213

Sports Physicals for Next Year

Reminder - Dr. Nightingale will be here THURSDAY, 5/18, to do physicals for anyone in need. If you plan on playing a Fall sport, this is a great opportunity to get your physical done before the Fall. See Mrs. Barton to sign up.


2017 Learning Fair

click here to check out some of the great activities at this year's Learning Fair.

May 17, 2017 - We hope you had a chance to check out the Learning Fair put on by our students in Grades 4-6. They did an amazing job educating us on a wide variety of topics with extra emphasis on slime. This is a great opportunity for our younger students to become "experts" on a topic and with a help from their parents create an education display.

May 16, 2017 - SADD sponsored an assembly on drinking and driving for Juniors and Seniors today . Jonathan Mueller, the keynote speaker, discussed his life after being hit by a drunk driver. Jonathan discussed the impact it has had on himself as well as his family after the accident. SADD would also like to extend its thanks to the PTO for their generosity in funding this event.


The Pillowcase Project - Learn, Practice and Share

May 16, 2017 - The Valley Falls Free Library and Diver Library, together with your local chapter of the American Red Cross, is hosting a disaster preparedness program for students in grades 3-5 on Saturday, May 20 at the Elementary Library. Please register in advance by contacting the Valley Falls Free Library by phone at (518) 753-4230 or by email at circulation@valleyfallslibrary.org or Diver Library by phone at (518) 753-4344 or by email to director@diverlibrary.org.

Visit the Valley Falls Library website for more info.


High School Graduation

It seems like May and June fly by in the blink of an eye and before you know it it will be time for graduation. Click here for all the important details for HS Graduation.


Spring Band Concert

May 12, 2017 - Thank you to all our student musicans for putting on such a great spring concert. Your talent is diverse and amazing. The Spring Chorus and 6th grade Band Concert will be Thursday, May 18th at 7pm. Check out the last page of the program for a complete schedule of our Music Departments upcoming events. Click here for photos.


Schaghticoke Summer Program

May 4, 2017 - The Summer Program sponsored by the Town and Village of Schaghticoke will hold their registration on May 18th and May 25th, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at the Town Hall. Click here for all the details and the registration form.


Mental Health Awareness

May 1, 2017 - May is mental health awareness  month. If you or someone you know is struggling or feeling overwhelmed, please reach out to a teacher, school counselor or a trusted adult -  they can help connect you to the right supports. Click here for additional information from Four Winds.


Boys Basketball Camp

April 28, 2017 - Click here for the summer boys basketball camp info and signup.


Jr. Sr. High Report Cards

May 12, 2017 - Reminder, Students in grades 7-12 received their report cards in homeroom today, they are also available on the parent portal. If you have any questions contact guidance at 753-4458 x2507


May 11, 2017 - Our K-3rd graders recently had the pleasure of meeting Author/Illustrator Daniel Miyares.


Meet our Academic Top Ten

May 10, 2017 - The Class of 2017 is filled with incredible talent, we couldn't be prouder. We'd like to shine the spot light on our Academic Top Ten, starting with our Valedictorian Rosella Hren and Salutatorian Camilla Hren.

Valedictorian - Rosella Hren daughter of Hank & Mary Hren, Johnsonville, NY
Activities, Awards, and Scholarships: Member of National Honor Society, High Honor Roll entire career at Hoosic Valley. Outstanding Achievement & Academic Awards in Earth Science Lab, English, French, Health, & US History.    Received 100% on US History Regents.  Scholar Athlete in Cross Country, Indoor Track & Outdoor Track.  President of Foreign Language Club, Vice-President of SADD, member of Chess Club.  Volunteers at Hoosic Valley Community Church as youth leader for children in grades kindergarten – 6th, and for the Hoosic Valley Booster Club in the fair booths and parking cars. 

Plans for the future; Rosie is going to attend Siena College in the fall majoring in History on a Pre-Law track.

Salutatorian - Camilla Hren daughter of Hank & Mary Hren, Johnsonville, NY
Activities, Awards, and Scholarships: High Honor Roll entire career at Hoosic Valley, Outstanding Achievement & Academic Awards in Science, English, Foreign Language & Mathematics.  Member and President of National Honor Society, Yearbook Editor for 2016 – 2017, Class of 2017 Secretary – Grades 10, 11 & 12.  Treasurer of S.A.D.D. and Foreign Language Club.  Participated in volleyball, basketball and track grades 9 - 12.  Volleyball Captain – Grade 12.  Wasaren League 1st Team All-Star for basketball 2017 and Section II Class B All-Star for basketball 2016.  Section II Class C Outdoor Track 4x400 Relay Team Champion 2013.  Has worked for the Schaghticoke Youth Commission as Summer Camp Counselor.

Plans for the future: SUNY New Paltz, studying Communications and Marketing while continuing her basketball career. Cami would like to explore the different avenues available in Broadcast Media and/or Marketing.

Click here for the complete top ten list.


An Extraordinary Heart lives in Melrose

May 10, 2017 - At the ripe old age of ten, Hoosic Valley fifth grader, Emily Fuller is a young lady with an extraordinary heart for others. Riding the school bus this past winter, Emily heard a radio story of a young girl who had died of childhood cancer, had she been able to be treated at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital maybe her life could have been saved. That was the moment this young entrepreneur decided she was going to make a difference.

Being artsy and already having a gift for designing beautiful, beaded bracelets, the idea for what she could sell to raise money for St. Jude’s came fast…bracelets. Working steadily for the past few months to build her inventory, Emily proudly says she has fashioned nearly 130 bracelets and that every single penny from each sale will go directly to St. Jude’s, thanks to all supply costs being donated by mom and dad!

Each bracelet, is only $5.00 and is individually designed by this young jeweler, sized, strung and finished with accent beads offering words of encouragement or glitz. To help Emily make a difference you can find her tending her modest, bracelet boutique with the biggest smile on her face every weekend through May at her grandparents, Wertman Farm and Greenhouses in Melrose, hoping to sell out as next year she already has plans to find another special cause, because that’s just what extraordinary hearts do.


May 10 2017 - Mr. Ryan's Anatomy and Physiology Class takes advantages of the labs at Albany Med for a little hands on session with brains and spinal columns.

Click here for more photos


May 8, 2017 - The Class of 2020 would like to thank all the local businesses that donated to their raffle and for everyone who helped out. Half the proceeds went to the class of 2020 and half were given to local Pet Adoption Agencies.


The Excelsior Scholarship, Making College Possible

May 8, 2017 - New York’s tuition-free degree program, the Excelsior Scholarship, is the first of its kind in the nation. The application will be available June 7. Click here to learn more, don't miss out on this incredible opportunity.

Budget Vote - Tuesday

District residents are encouraged and invited to vote on the proposed budget on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The vote will take place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 12:00 Noon-9:00 p.m. in the Hoosic Valley Elementary gymnasium. Please review the budget brochure for complete budget details.

2017-2018 Budget Brochure

Click here for additional Budget Information

Board of Education Candidate Information


Hoosic Valley Pride Wear

May 10, 2017 - It's the last week to order your Indian's Pride Tees and Sweats. Click here for directions and access to the online store. Proceeds go to the High School Student Council.


New York Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee

May 10, 2017 - Former Hoosic Valley Basketball Star and Teacher Gerry Thomsen, Class of 1965,  is being inducted into the Upstate New York Basketball Hall of Fame on May 21st .  If you are interested in attending a diner in his honor please contact the District office.  Information about the celebration can be found here


Nominate a Teacher for the
Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award

May 9, 2017 - Governor Cuomo will award 60 teachers from across the state to receive the Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award. Awardees will receive a stipend of $5,000 for continued learning and professional development, and have the opportunity to directly advise education policy makers. Click here to apply for the award, or to nominate an exceptional teacher. (Due May 11th)


Sports Physicals for Next Year

May 8, 2017 - Dr. Nightingale will be here THURSDAY, 5/18, to do physicals for anyone in need. If you plan on playing a Fall sport, this is a great opportunity to get your physical done before the Fall. See Mrs. Barton to sign up.


Softball Recognition from Wasaren League Sportsnet

May 8, 2017 - Congratulations to Renee Parry on being named Player of the Week by the Wasaren Sportsnet website. Renee was nominated based her recent hitting streak - click here to view.


RCSMA Solo Scholarship Festival

May 8, 2016 - Hoosic Valley had three students participate in this year's Rensselaer County School Music  Association Solo Scholarship Festival on Tuesday, May 2nd at Lansingburg High School, Melaine Natter, Braden Jarosz and Victoria Jarosz.

Braden Jarosz won First Place in his  age division with his Italian song choice of "O del mio dolce ardor", for which he accompanied himself on the
piano. Congratulations Braden, we are lucky to have such talented musicans in our school district.


May 5, 2017 - Tickets are going fast with Friday's show already SOLD OUT! Order early or you'll miss the Elementary's trip to neverland!


Prom Tickets

May 4, 2017 - Prom tickets are on sale now through May 12th. Tickets are $50/person, cash or checks accepted, make checks out to HVECF. Tickets may be purchased in Rm. #19B. Guest authorization forms are in the Main office; they are due back no later than May 15th.


Click here for more info about the 2017 Board Candidates


Budget Vote - May 16th

May 3, 2017 - The previous year Hoosic Valley developed a budget with a decrease to the tax levy. The 2017-18 proposed budget will for the second consecutive year decrease the overall tax levy by 1.15%.

District residents are encouraged and invited to vote on the proposed budget on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The vote will take place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 12:00 Noon-9:00 p.m. in the Hoosic Valley Elementary gymnasium. Please review the budget brochure for complete budget details.

2017-2018 Budget Brochure

Click here for additional Budget Information


Elementary Band Parent Interest Meeting

May 3, 2017 - Is your 4th Grader interested in joining Elementary Band next year? If so, come out to the informational meeting to learn more about the program - Thursday, May 11th - 5:30 pm in the Elementary Library. Contact Jeanmarie Verruso at jverruso@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us if you have questions or can’t attend.


After Prom Permission Slips

May 3, 2017 - After Prom Party permission slips will be available in the main office or click here. New procedure this year: Permission slips will be numbered as they are received, which will determine the order students will be called to the prize table. All permission slips must be handed in to Mrs. Pallozzi in Rm. #33 to ensure consecutive numbering.


Questar III’s Annual Juried
High School Invitational Art Exhibit

May 2, 2017 - Congratulations to Renee Parry on her first place finish with "Yando Sunset" in the Art Exhibit and Katya Cyrlik for honorable mention. Click here for the complete story from Questar.

UPDATE: Click here to view the paintings from Hoosic Valley Artist - Renee Parry, Katya Cyrlik and Rebecca Viall.


Hoosic Valley Educational Foundation

May 2, 2017 - There will be a meeting of the Hoosic Valley Educational Foundation Wednesday May 3rd from 6:30-8 pm in the Hoosic Valley High School Library.  All community members and stakeholders are invited to attend.

The Foundation was created by Paul and Barbara Wiley in December of 2000 with an initial gift of $10,000.  It is a non-profit endowment fund.  The income from this fund has been used for innovative programs that would not normally be eligible for funding through the school budget process.  

The Foundation is an independent entity, separate from the school district.  Grants have been awarded to teachers, students, administrators, or community members who have an idea for a program that may enrich the educational experience of students in the Hoosic Valley district.  The Foundation has been inactive for several years now and is actively looking for community participation and new trustees to help plan fundraising events and restart the grant awards process.  Please consider attending this important meeting.


Class of 2020 Raffle

May 1, 2017 - Class of 2020 will be selling raffle tickets for prizes including gift baskets from shop-n-save,Wiley's, local vet hospital, Chrissy's, Mechanicville country living center, and much more.  The raffle tickets are 1 for $5 or 3 for $10.  They can be purchased at Saratoga Honda pet Adoption day May 6th or in the Attendance Office at Hoosic Valley High School. Proceeds will benefit the class of 2020 and local pet adoption agencies.

The drawing will be done May 6th and we will contact the winners!!


Counselors Needed

May 1, 2017 - The Valley Falls – Pittstown Youth Commission is looking for Counselors for their 2017 Summer Program.  Applications are available at the Hoosic Valley High School Office, the Valley Falls Library  the Pittstown Town Hall, or you may download it here.  All applications must be mailed no later than May 16.  If you have any questions, please contact Mary McNeice at 753-6679.



Baseball Summer Camp

April 25, 2017 - It's time to signup for summer baseball camp! Click here for more info and the registration form.


Volleyball Summer Camp

April 21, 2017 - Attention girls grades 3-11, summer Volleyball Camp sign-up is going on now. Click here for more info.


Summer Camp Fair

March 30, 2017 - Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? Check out the Hudson Valley Community College Camp Fair on Saturday. HVCC has a wide variety of camps ranging from athletics to theatre. Click here for more info on the camp fair, click here to see HVCC's summer camp offerings.


Class of 2018 Chicken BBQ

April 27, 2017 - The Class of 2018 is holding their spring BBQ on May 15th, orders due May 8th. Click here for the order form.


April Character Counts

4-H Science Club at Hoosic Valley

April 24, 2017 - Fifth and sixth graders from 4-H Science Club at Hoosic Valley spent 5 weeks in the classroom learning how to program computers using Scratch, a computer software program designed by MIT, and  made their own games using Makey Makey, an innovative way to turn ordinary objects into computer touch pads. After the 5 sessions the 32 youth participated in a cumulative field trip to the Tech Valley Center for Gravity, Tech Valley Game Space and 1st Playable in downtown Troy, NY to learn about possible careers in gaming as well as places to go locally to continue engaging in science, engineering, technology and mathematics practices. For more information about how to get involved in 4-H after school programs please contact your respective Cornell Cooperative Extension Office. Click here for more photos.


Career Expo 2017

April 21, 2017 - Explore exciting careers available in our local communities! Hosted by Questar III at Columbia-Greene Community College on May 17 from 4:30 - 7:30. Click here for more info.


April 13, 2017 - The Elementary School held their April Character Counts assemblies this morning. Students in grades PK-4 celebrated their diversity while appreciating their similarities. This month's virtue is tolerance, click here for a list of students that received their character of the month awards. Click here for photos from the Character Counts Assemblies.


Scholarship Offer along with Safe Driving Tips

April 13, 2017 - Jamison Jarosz and Rebecca Viall attended the Teen Driver Safety Program, sponsored through the Cornell Cooperative Extension, and hosted at New Country of Toyota. They are pictured here with local police, and most importantly, with Linda Champion, the mother and advocate for her daughter, Kathleen Champion, who was killed at age 20, by a drunk-driver. Any Junior or Senior who attends, will have their name put in a drawing for 3- - $1,000 scholarships! The event is running tonight also, April 13, from 2-8 pm, click here for more info.


Career Day @ Hoosic Valley

April 12, 2017 - Hoosic Valley hosted their biannual Career Fair today. Students in grades 9-12 had an opportunity to attend five different twenty minute sessions presented by industry experts, many local to our own community.  There were representatives from 27 different fields ranging from Agriculture to SWAT!  We’d like to thank all our presenters who took time out of their busy schedules: Frank Razzano, Salem Art Works, Karen Carlson, John Mahony, Brian Holbritter, Ashley Miller, Marjanii McCline, Warren Famiglietti, Jay Martyn, Jeff Yash, Jim Czub, Eric Beam, Joe Henkel, Dave Jones, Scott Earing, John Sassatelli, Stefanie Wiley, Jeannine Rose, Adam Decatur, Dwayne Speiss, Adam Kocienski, Chris Coons, Tim Leonard, Erin Clark, Thomas Slocum, Tonya Russell , Elizabeth Haight, Melissa Murray and Sergeant Roy. And thanks to our faculty members who took the time to arrange this special event.


April 11, 2017 - Some of our high school art students attended a field trip to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Massachusetts.  The students were given a docent led tour to get them familiar with a few of the exhibits before they explored the rest of Mass MoCA.  Some of the featured artists were Nick Cave, Elizabeth King, Spencer Finch, and Sol LeWitt.


Elementary Spring Book Fair - BOGO

April 11, 2017 - It's time for the Spring Book Fair in the Elementary School! Students will be previewing books during their library time with the buying day on the Wednesday after Spring Break. The family buying night will be on the same night as the writing olympics, Wednesday, April 26 from 6-8:30. The All for Books program will be available again - Scholastic matches $$ raised with the donations going towards the Zillah Herrington Literacy Fund.


Elementary School - Field Day T-Shirts

April 11, 2017 - Click here for the field day t-shirt order form due back May 5th.


April 7, 2017 - Elementary Student Council Members send off the food collected for the Pittstown Food Pantry. Great job guys!


Broadway Jr.'s Fundraiser - 16 Handles

April 10, 2017 - Join Broadway Juniors on Wednesday, April 19 at 16 Handles in Clifton Park to help raise money for the elementary play. For every frozen yogurt purchase made between the hours of 4pm-8pm, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Hoosic Valley Broadway Juniors!


Prom 2017

April 6, 2017 - This year’s Prom will be on Saturday, May 20th @ the Troy Country Club.  Tickets will go on sale April 24th and will cost $50 per student.  You may pick up your guest authorization form in the Main office.  They are due back no later than May 15th.


HV Learning Fair

April 3, 2017 - It's time to start thinking about this year's Learning Fair. It's voluntary for any student in grades 4-6. Two informational meetings will be held for parents and students on May 2, and May 11; 6-730 in the art room at the elementary school. There will be adults in various fields there to help guide and advise on how to make your entry its very best! Click here for all the details including the sign up form.


Change for Autism

April 4, 2017 - The Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region is asking schools to join together to raise awareness and funds to help support families in the Capital Region that are touched by autism. Each of our elementary classrooms will have jars for loose change donations. Click here for more info and as always, thank you for support.


Diversity Month

April 4, 2017 - The Elementary School is celebrating diversity and tolerance throughout the month of April. Diversity encompasses all those differences that make us unique, including but not limited to race, skin color, ethnicity, language, family status, education, nationality, religion, gender, socioeconomic status, age and physical and mental abilities.

The virtue of the month for April is tolerance. We define tolerance as “To accept, respect and appreciate people who are different than you”. During April, character education lessons, morning announcements and posters in our hallways will focus on diversity and tolerance, Mrs. Beamish will be reading books about diversity during library time, on April 13th we will have Character Counts for Pre-K - 4th and 5th and 6th grade students will “Mix It up at Lunch”.


Screen Free Week - Do More, Watch Less

April 3, 2017 - Next Week is screen free week, shut off the electronics and join PTO for tons of fun. Click here for info including the schedule of events.


FDA alerts consumers of nationwide voluntary recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr

April 3, 2017 - We'd like to make parents aware of an EpiPen recall - click here for more info.


Lockdown Drills at the Elementary School

March 31, 2017 - The Elementary School conducted two lockdown drills today. First, the students practiced procedures for a lockdown that occurs during a lunch period.  During their regular lunch period, every student was able to practice moving from their seats in the cafeteria to a secure spot in the kitchen.  This drill was announced and planned in advance, and was conducted by units from the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office, along with myself and cafeteria staff.

At about 1:15 pm we practiced an unannounced lockdown drill building wide.  This allowed us to practice lockdown procedures with all faculty and staff throughout the building.

Safety is always a priority here at Hoosic Valley and these drills are crucial to emergency readiness. Multiple unannounced drills are a new requirement this school year.  The Elementary School is required to conduct one more unannounced drill this year.  We will let you know about that drill at it’s conclusion as well.


March 31, 2017 - Our first graders recently visited the new VIA Aquarium to expand upon their classroom discovery of the aquatic habitat. Thanks to our PTO for supporting this great field trip, click here if you'd like more info about the Aquarium.

click here for more photots


Teen Driver Safety

March 30, 2017 - Cornell Cooperative Extension along with Toyota of Clifton Park is holding a Teen Driver Safety event on April 12 & 13. Any Junior or Senior that attends and participates in the activities will be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship. Three scholarships will be given away. Click here for more info.


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.

Click here for photos


Report Cards - Grades 7-12

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


Spring SAT Exams

Reminder - 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.


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.


HS Report Cards Rescheduled

March 20, 2017 - The fourth marking period report cards have been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 28th.


Thanks For Your Support

March 17, 2017 - Thanks everyone that came out and cheered on our dodgeball champions. It was tons of fun and you all helped the Teacher's Association raise money for senior scholarships. Click here for photos.


Easter Bunny Breakfast

March 16, 2017 - It's almost time for the Annual Easter Bunny Breakfast, Saturday, April 1st from 9-11:30. Tons of fun for the elementary kids and a great fundraiser for the Class of 2019. Pre-registration is requested by March 24 - click here for more info and the registration form


Class of 2017 Top Ten

March 13, 2017 - We are proud to announce our Class of 2017 Top Ten, in order: Rosella Hren (Valedictorian), Camilla Hren (Salutatorian), Greg Wolosen, Paige Nightingale, William Morris, Alexis Parry, Alicia Clum, Bridget Ryan, James Burnell, Helena Leece. Please join us in congratulating them on this incredible achievement!


1st Grade's Reading Rainbow

March 13, 2017 - Miss Dennis and Miss O’Connor’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. Hopefully you will be persuaded to go to the library and read some of the book the students recommended! Miss Dennis and Miss O’Connor are so proud of the students that participated. Great job, first graders! Click here for videos.


Basketball Scholar Athlete

March 13, 2017 - Jimmy Burnell joined other Scholar Athletes on Sunday as Section II hosted their annual scholar recognition ceremony at the Troy Hilton. Congratulations Jimmy on a great season and impressive academic record.


NYS Testing Update

March 13, 2017 - The administration of the New York State English Language Arts and Math assessments for grades 3-8, will be March 28-30 and May 2-4, 2017. It is against our recommendation to opt out of the NYS assessments. Click here for further information from Mrs. Goodell. Click here for FAQ's about NYS annual testing.


Class of '87 30th Year Reunion

March 13, 2017 - Save the date for the Class of 1987's 30th class reunion. It will be held Saturday, August 5th at Brown's Malt Room in Troy, NY. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Contact Heidi (Palmer) Todd for details: (315)714-2303 or htodd353@gmail.com. Help spread the word.


Parent's Night Out

March 13, 2017 - Enjoy a night out while the Class of 2019 entertains the kids! Click here for the sign-up form.


March 9, 2017 - Jack Byrne Ford has for the past 20+ years made sure our students have a safe, affordable vehicle for Drivers Ed. The Jack Byrne Family sees the value in this program and is willing to help our community offer Driver Education at a reasonable cost to the students.  Thanks to Jack Byrne Ford, many students from Mechanicville, Stillwater, Greenwich, and Cambridge, as well as Hoosic Valley, are able to take advantage of the benefits offered by a Driver Education program.


Football Scholar Athlete

March 9, 2017 - Congratulations to Tom Madigan on being the Hoosic Valley Scholar Athlete representative at the Capital District National Football Foundation Awards Dinner held this past Monday. Tom is pictured with Coach Porcelli and Coach Madigan.


Don't forget, Dodgeball is Tonight!

March 16, 2017 - Come on out and cheer your favorite or not so favorite teachers on as they raise money for senior scholarships. It's the elementary vs. the high school in a "friendly" game of dodgeball. Admission is $3 for students and $5 for Adults. The concession stand will be open AND don't forget the Silent Auction - they have some great basket donations. Starts at 7 pm in the HS gym.


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.


PTO Nominating Committee - Members Needed

March 8, 2017 - The PTO is planning for it's annual election.  They are in need of a nominating committee to organize this.  If you would like to be on the nominating committee please contact Christa Waryas at caw3@williams.edu or call/text 518-505-2342. Click here for more information on PTO bylaws and officer's duties.


Indoor States Medal Winner

March 8, 2017 - Congratulations go out to Jamison Jarosz on his fourth place finish in the high jump with a jump of 6'4". The State Indoor Championship was held at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex on Staten Island this past weekend. Jamison placed sixth in the Federation rankings.


New for the 2016-2017 School Year

March 7, 2017 - On March 1, 2017, students and advisers from Questar III - Rensselaer Ed Center joined hundreds of other teachers from around the state to advocate for the BOCES CTE programs. Hoosic Valley students Chelise Dessingue (Cosmetology Program) and Robert Passineau (Construction Tech Program) shared their experience at Votec with State Assemblyman, Steve McLaughlin.


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.


Wasaren Scholar Athlete

March 6, 2017 - Congratulations to Alicia Clum. Alicia was the Wasaren league scholar athlete representing Hoosic Valley. Alicia along with her family, Coach Chapko and Coach Anderson attended the Scholar Athlete Awards Breakfast at the Albany Marriott.


HV defends Lift Off Title

March 6, 2017 - The Hoosic Valley football power team traveled to Catholic Central High school and won the team championship at the Section 2 Top Form Lift Off Competition. Hoosic Valley's top 5 lifters were Nick Napoli, Branden Haughney, Charles Purcell, Andrew Turriglio, and Nick Broderick-Miller. This is the 2nd year in a row that Hoosic Valley took first place! Congratulations!


And they lived happily ever after

March 6, 2017 - Thank you one and all for coming out this weekend and 'being our guest'! Its beyond amazing the talent that winds through the halls at HV and out into our community. From our actors to musicians to set design to costumes, make-up, props, choreography, refreshments, tickets, programs, ushers, lights, sound, directors, chaperones, photography, flowers and stage technicians, it all came together spectacularly! Thank you! Thank you! Click here for photos

Next on stage will be the Elementary School's production of Peter Pan - June 1st and 2nd. Save the date!


March 3, 2017 - Congratulations to Mckeel Christian on their Class C Sectional Win. We are very proud of our Girls Basketball program and their continued success in post season play. Congrats to Becky Keasbey and Alex Rifenburg on their nomination to the Section II Class C All Star team. Click here for more photos

Girls Advance to the Finals

Sectional Semis

March 1, 2017 - Our Varsity Girls Basketball teams advances to the Sectional Finals with a win over Lake George. They will play McKeel Christian for the sectional title on Friday at 6pm at HVCC. Click here for more photos from the sectional semis.


Wednesday, March 1st - Early Dismissal

Reminder - On Wednesday, March 1st the Elementary School students will be dismissed at 2:00. The Junior/Senior High students will be dismissed at 2:15. The Rensselaer County Department of Health will be using our campus to conduct a county-wide drill on this date. The Sheriff’s Department, employees of the Health Department and several volunteers will be on campus beginning at 2:30.

The Elementary School will be accessible, via Pleasant Avenue, which will remain open, however there will be no late buses. The Aftercare program in the Elementary School will run as usual on that day.


Hoosic Valley Teachers Dodgeball Tournament

February 28, 2017 - It's amost time for the Teacher's Dodgeball Tournamet! Save the date- Thursday, March 16 at 7 pm in the HS Gym. Proceeds to benefit the HVTA Scholarship Fund.


Its Musical Week at Hoosic Valley!

February 24, 2017 - Opening night is getting near for the tale of Beauty and the Beast. After months of long rehearsals by our very talented Hoosic Valley Repertory Theatre performers and of course a great deal of fun along the way, we are entering the final week of rehearsals! Click here for photos, while a picture may be worth a thousand words, this time you really need to hear the words and see the perfromances. This very popular, family friendly entertainment for all ages makes a perfect mid-winter evening out, don't miss it!

The curtain rises, Friday March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th promptly at 7pm with a matinee performance Sunday at 2 pm. There are still good seats available.  The box office will be open one hour before each performance. Tickets are just $6.00. The box office will also be open on Wednesday, 3/1 from 4:30pm-6pm.

In addition, back by popular request, thank you very much, shop our little flower market in the lobby for that fragrant bouquet of blooms for your special star. No need to rush to the florist before the show, we've got you covered. Pre-order form (not required by helpful)


HV Wins Men's Indoor Track & Field Sectionals

February 21, 2017 - Congratulations to the Boys Indoor Track Team - they won first place at yesterday's Sectional Indoor Meet held at SUNY Albany. First place individual finishers were:

  • Katie Rose - Race Walk
  • Jade Yando - High Jump
  • Jamison Jarosz - High Jump & Triple Jump

The meet took place over three days in three different venues. There were some great races run, things thrown and jumps made over the course of all the events - congratulations to all our track athletes on a great season. Hoosic Valley won a number of patches for both the girls and boys, click here for all the results. Click here for photos.


Seventh Annual After Prom Party
*Sponsored by Hoosic Valley Community Partners*

After PromFebruary 18, 2017 - Historically, the timeframe between prom season and graduation sees a dramatic increase in student incidents. Seven years ago, the Community Partners acknowledged that students who didn’t want their prom night to end at 11:00 had limited choices. Did you Know that on a typical Prom Weekend 48 American teenagers are killed in vehicles and 5,202 are injured - 40% of the deaths are alcohol related. With this in mind, the Community Partners saw the need to offer our students a safe, fun alternative to traditional after prom activities. Please consider joining in the planning, fundraising and chaperoning of the 2017 After Prom Party.

The Community Partners will be meeting most Wednesday evenings at 7:00 in room 33 of the high school, starting on February 15, 2017. Updates will be e-mailed and posted on the school website. Their immediate need is help with fundraising. They have a long list of past donors to approach. The more volunteers, the shorter the list of stops/calls each person will need to make. Click here if you'd like to make a donation.

As students graduate the members of the committee tend to change. Active members that no longer have students in school become less involved, which means, every year we need new volunteers from the younger grade levels - this also helps to bring in new ideas that keep the After Prom fun and exciting for the students. While planning and working this event is very time consuming, it is also very rewarding. Please help provide this safe, fun event for our kids. You can contact the CommunityPartners at hvcommunitypartners@gmail.com.


February 17, 2017 - At the February Character Counts assembly, our Elementary School celebrated all the wonderful friendships that are made in school. Our students did a great job giving examples what makes a good friend. Click here for the list of awards. Click here for more photos


"Beauty and the Beast" Sneak Preview!

Beauty and the Beast Cast 2017

February 17, 2017 - Want to hear a few of the songs from "Beauty and the Beast" before the big performance on March 3rd, 4th & 5th? Come to the Diver Library on Wednesday, 2/22 from 4:30pm-5:15pm! We will also have pre-sale ticket forms available if you'd like to secure your tickets.

In addition, we have added more box office hours! The box office will be open on Wednesday, 2/22 from 9am-11am and again on Wednesday, 3/1 from 4:30pm-6pm. We hope that you will "Be Our Guest" on March 3rd & 4th at 7pm & March 5th at 2pm. Tickets are only $6! Click here for more photos.


Basketball Sectionals

February 15, 2017 - Both the girls and boys basketball teams will begin their sectional run on Tuesday, February 21st at their home court. Girls begin at 6pm with the boys to follow.


February 11, 2017 - The Varsity Volleyball Team would like to thank the Booster Club for their generosity and support as they have recently received their customized varsity jackets.  The Booster Club gifted the jackets to the team in recognition of winning the league title during the 2016 season.    We are very grateful for all that the Booster Club does for the athletic program here at Hoosic Valley.


March 1st Early Dismissal

February 10, 2017 - On Wednesday, March 1st the Elementary School students will be dismissed at 2:00. The Junior/Senior High students will be dismissed at 2:15. The Rensselaer County Department of Health will be using our campus to conduct a county-wide drill on this date. The Sheriff’s Department, employees of the Health Department and several volunteers will be on campus beginning at 2:30.

The Elementary School will be accessible, via Pleasant Avenue, which will remain open, however there will be no late buses. The Aftercare program in the Elementary School will run as usual on that day.


Friday, March 3 @ 7pm
Saturday, March 4th @ 7pm
Sunday, March 5th @ 2pm

Be Our Guest

February 10, 2016 - The Hoosic Valley Repertory Theatre presents: "Beauty and the Beast". If you would like to purchase pre-sale tickets, click here for the ticket order form or visit the box office on Saturday, 2/11 from 9am-12pm or  Wednesday, 2/15 from 5-6:30pm. Tickets are also available at the door beginning one hour prior to the show.


Senior Apparel

February 8, 2017 - Attention seniors, if you missed the sweatshirt order the first time around here's your chance. Mrs. Anderson and Mr. Spooner are excepting orders up to February 17. Click here for the order form.


Career Fair - Presenters Needed

February 3, 2017 - We are looking for volunteers to help with our High School Career Fair on Wednesday, April 12. The Fair begins at 8:00 a.m. and will end about 11:00 a.m. The students, (approximately 10-30 per session), will rotate among the presenters for each of the five sessions, approximately 25 minutes/session. Any insight you can provide our young people about your career will be helpful. Students generally want to know about the required tasks for a specific job, the training/education needed, necessary personality traits, work conditions, opportunities for advancement, salary, etc. Of course, any type of demonstration or “show and tell” activity always peaks their interest.

If you willing to help us out and spark the interest of the future leaders in your field, contact Mrs. Martyn - email or 753-4432 ext. 5060 (Voice Mail) by Wednesday, March 15.

2nd Grade - Non-Fiction Reading & Writing

February 1, 2017 - Our second graders recently had a celebration of their Nonfiction reading and writing unit of study. The students researched individual topics using books and ipads, collected notes and wrote nonfiction books on their topic. Our students became experts and were able to talk the lingo of their topic! Each of the of the second grade classes shared their projects with a museum like presentation. Students looked for nonfiction features in their peers projects. Click here for more pictures and videos.


HV Apparel Fundraiser

February 1, 2017 - Support the Class of 2020 and update your HV wear at the same time. Orders should be placed online through Val's Webstore - click here to visit the store. Orders will be taken through February 19th. Contact Class Advisors with questions, Kim Howard or Shiloh Akin. Sale Extended.


HV Conquers the Ragnar Relays

February 1, 2017 - Have you ever felt like going to Lake Placid?  How about running to Lake Placid?  That’s what a group of our Cross Country members did in their free time last fall.  It was all part of the Ragnar Relays.  This race consists of twelve brave souls who as team run from Saratoga to Lake Placid, 193.1 miles (don’t forget the .1!) It’s pretty incredible when you think about it and from looks of the photos they had a blast doing it.  Click here if you’d like to learn more about the Ragnar Relays. Here’s a few facts from the fall relay:

  • There were 292 total teams from all over the country competing and only one High School Team, GO HV!
  • Start was at 6:30 Friday morning and HV runners finished at 11:30 Saturday morning
  • Shane Yando ran 14.8 miles
  • Rebecca Viall ran 18.8 miles
  • Carrie Burnell ran 17.8 miles
  • Braden Jarosz ran 15.6 miles
  • Bobby Brenenstuhl ran 7.4 miles
  • Derek Cipolla ran 23.4 Miles
  • Ben Corey ran 15 miles
  • Matt Rose (Team Captain) ran 20.2 Miles
  • Abi Charlebois ran 16.2 Miles
  • Jamison Jarosz ran 17.6 Miles
  • Chris Hallam ran 11.4 Miles
  • Jade Yando ran 15.5 Miles

Click here for photos from their overnight run!


PTO Family B I N G O - Friday Night!

Reminder - PTO will be holding their Annual Bingo Family Night on Friday, February 10 @ 6:30 in the Elementary Cafeteria. Admission is free but PTO requests each family bring a donation of juice to share or a non-perishable food item to donate to the local food pantry.


Report Card Update

February 3, 2017 - Students in grades K-6 will get their reports cards today. Students in grades 7-12 will not get their report cards until next Tuesday. The snow day during exam week threw us off a few days.


PTO Family B I N G O

February 2, 2017 - PTO will be holding their Annual Bingo Family Night on Friday, February 10 @ 6:30 in the Elementary Cafeteria. Admission is free but PTO requests each family bring a donation of juice to share or a non-perishable food item to donate to the local food pantry.


Attention Students Grades 7-12

Reminder: due to the snow day last Tuesday during exam week, the Jr. Sr. High school will be running a modified schedule Monday so that we can complete midterm testing.

On Monday, January 30, the Junior Senior High School will run on a 1/2 day schedule. All students grades 7 through 12 who do not have a makeup midterm exam or attend PM VOTEC will be dismissed at 11:11 am.

Students who have makeup midterm exams will not be dismissed and will begin makeup exams after lunch. PM VOTEC will run on its regular schedule. There will be afternoon buses as normally scheduled. If you have questions regarding this schedule, please call the main office on Monday


Spring Driver's Ed

Reminder - The Driver Education course at Hoosic Valley Central High school will be offered again this spring.  The deadline to sign up is Monday, Jan. 30th.  Click here for info & application or call Mr. Ryan at 753-4432 Ext 5053 for more details.


Attention Spring Athletes

February 1, 2017 - Dr. Nightingale will be here Feb. 16 th for students needing physicals. Please be aware this is the last time he will be here before Spring sports begin. If you need a physical or are unsure if you need a physical to participate in a Spring sport, please stop by and see Mrs. Barton.


Elementary Yearbooks

January 27, 2017 - It's been a great school year so far at the Elementary School and They've been capturing fun memories for the yearbook. Don't miss out on all the events that happened in 2016-2017- pre-order your yearbook today at ybpay.lifetouch.com using our school's Yearbook ID code (13033517) and your student's name.

Not sure if you've already pre-ordered the Hoosic Valley Elementary School yearbook? Click here to receive an email containing your online order history for the 2016-2017 school year.


D.A.R.E Graduation

DARE Graduation Photo

January 23, 2017 - Congratulations to all our 5th graders on today's D.A.R.E Graduation. The DARE essay winners were Emily Fuller, Madeline Ohl and Matthew Wager. Student Awards went to Terri-Ann Cottrell, Christopher Jones and Brennen Bogue. We'd like to thank Sheriff Russo, Deputy Russo, and Mr. Ryan for attending our graduation ceremony and the many D.A.R.E sponsors: the County Executive's Office, Deputy Sheriff PBA, HV Booster Club, Officer Todd Breen, Rensselaer County Legislators, Sheriff Pat Russo, Stewart's and T-Shirt Graphics. Click here for more photos.


Birds of Prey Visit 4th Grade

Trish Marki from the Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York paid her annual visit to the Hoosic Valley 4th graders today. She brought along four of her feather friends and shared some great tips to help our students become better eco-citizens. If you have a 4th grader, ask them what she gave them for homework! This is part of the 4th grade science unit on ecosystems; animals and their habitats.

Click here for more photos


Girls In STEM

January 25, 2017 - Attention girls in grades 4-8: SUNY Albany is inviting students to meet Nathalia Holt, author of the best-selling book, The Rise of the Rocket Girls, on March 4th. Click here for details and registration info.


Broadway Juniors Carnations

January 23, 2017 - Broadway Juniors is selling carnations for Valentine’s Day. Broadway Juniors helps to fund our elementary school play, this year our kids will be performing “Peter Pan.” Orders must be in by this Friday, click here for the details and order form.


Midterm Exam Schedule

Click on the links below for information on the upcoming midterms and January Regents Exams.

Update - Due to the winter weather forecast for Tuesday, we have developed a plan in the event of a school closing or delay. Click here for the letter that was sent home with 7-12 students.


D.A.R.E Graduation - Monday 1/23

January 20, 2017 - Please join us at our 5th grade D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony in the elementary school auditorium, Monday, January 23rd at 1:00pm.   All 5th grade students will be recognized for completion of the program! Doors will open to the Auditorium at 12:45pm and the program will begin at 1:00pm


Basketball Games Rescheduled

January 18, 2017 - The games canceled yesterday have been rescheduled for today. JV/Var Girls game has been moved to Wednesday  The modified girls will play at 4 today, the modified boys will play at 4 here before the JV/Var Boy's games.


After School Activities Canceled for Today

January 17, 2017 (1:23 pm) - All after school activities and games have been canceled for today, Tuesday, 1/17/17. There will be no late bus runs.

The after care program in the elementary school will still be available.


Financial Aid Seminar by Siena College

January 13, 2017 - Ideal for students and parents with financial aid questions, the 90-minute event will cover an array of affordability topics, including the FAFSA, financial aid packets, scholarships and loans. Click here for info and registration.


Albany Med Visit

January 11, 2017 - Mr. Ryan's Anatomy & Physiology recently visited Albany Med. Students were able to use the Albany Med Facilities to learn more about the human hear.

Click here for more photos


Compassionate Giving Thanks You

January 11, 2017 - We want to thank everyone who donated to the compassionate giving project.  We received so many donations!

The donations were divided between the Unity House Domestic Violence Shelter and the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region Inc. with the Chap Stick going to Military Mom in Action.  We are told each year how thankful the families and soldiers are when they receive these donations.  We are proud to be a part of such a generous, compassionate community.

Each of the classes at each grade level who brought in the most donations has a ribbon above their classroom door.    

Pre-K  - Mrs. Gerwin’s class
K     -  Mrs. Lee’s class
1st   -   Mrs. Moss’ class
2nd -   Mrs. Cruz’ class
3rd -   Mrs. Silverman’s class
4th -  Mrs. Pruiksma’s class
5th -   Mrs. Bochette’s class
6th -   Mrs. Baranowski’s class

Each student in these classes received a coupon for a free breakfast in the cafeteria (on a specified day).  One student from each class has also been randomly chosen to read one announcement during the morning announcements in January and February.   (Click here for class photos)


Midterm Exam Schedule

January 11, 2017 - Click on the links below for information on the upcoming midterms and January Regents Exams.


School Banking starts in the Elementary School

January 12, 2017 - PTO will be offering school bank through CapCom starting on Wednesday, January 18th. Click here for more info.


Writing Olympics Update

Reminder - We'd like to remind all our young authors that the Writing Olympics deadline is Friday, January 20th at noontime. We can't wait to read your stories! Click here if you need more info about the writing Olympics Program.

Volunteers Needed: Please email Karin Gagnon at kgagnonwo@gmail.com if you can help out with this year's Writing Olympics. Typist and Room hosts are needed. Author's Night will be held on April 26th.


VOTEC Open House - 1/18/2017

January 11, 2017 - Attention Sophomores and Juniors, QUESTAR will ebe holding an open house at their Questar III Rensselaer Educational Center for those of you interested in any of their CTE programs. Click here for all the details.


Beauty and the Beast Parent Meeting

January 9, 2017 - There will be a mandatory parent meeting for parents of students in the cast of "Beauty and the Beast" on Tuesday, January 10th at 5:30pm in the Auditorium. If you cannot attend, please contact Kristina Koonz at Krallen@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us.


Karen Torres to Visit

January 9, 2017 - Distracted Driving Advocate Karen Torres will be in the district on Wednesday speaking to our juniors and seniors about what it means to be a distracted driver. Click here for more info on Karen Torres.


Alumni Game on Saturday

January 6, 2017 - Make sure you catch the action on the basketball court this Saturday. Your favorite Alumni will be back on the floor - the competition is intense and it's all to support Hoosic Valley athletics. The girls tip off is at 4:30 with the boys to follow. The Booster Club will have plenty of great raffles and don't forget the concession stand. Hope to see you there!


Ski Club Update

January 3, 2017 - Ski Club has been cancelled for tomorrow, 1/4. Willard Mt. is closing today and tomorrow. Our six-week program will begin next Wednesday, 1/11.


Maple Hill Holiday Tournament Postponed

December 29, 2016 (9:45 am) - The basketball games scheduled for today at Maple Hill have been postponed until tomorrow with the championship games tentatively scheduled for Monday . We don't have an updated schedule yet, check the Schodack School Site for updates.


Track Meet Canceled

December 29, 2016 - The track meet scheduled for today has been canceled.


Winter Chorus Concert

December 21, 2016 - Monday night Grades 5-12 filled the auditorium with the sounds of Christmas. We are lucky to have so many talented singers in our district. Along with the singing we have many gifted artist, our program design contest winner was Rebecca Viall with Jin Hee Hinman and Emily Jacques receiving honorable mention. Great job everyone!

For those of you that attended the concert, the answer to the Christmas Challenge: How many songs are there in Christmas... In About Three Minutes? The correct answer is 23. Believe it or not there were 23 correct answers, what attentive listeners we have! Of the 23 correct responses one lucky name was drawn for the gift basket - Sue Adhemar, congratulations and enjoy! Click here for photos from the concert.


Author Visit

December 19, 2016 - Mrs. Abraham's eighth graders visited with author James Preller this past Friday. He discussed the writing process and several of his books including his latest, "The Fall", which deals with the issue of cyberbullying:

"Sam journals to cope with the "holes in [the] leaky ship" that his friend Morgan's suicide left behind: Did Sam's participation in a schoolwide cyberbullying "game" cause Morgan's death? How can those affected move on? Simultaneously snarky and sincere, Sam's narration offers an approachable, sensitive look at the aftermath of bullying and suicide, with only rare moves toward easy answers."~Horn Book guide


Holiday Concert

December 16, 2016 - Thanks to all our students in grades K-4 for putting on a great Holiday Concert! Click here for photos.


Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy this Winter

December 13, 2016 - The cold and snow are heading our way, make sure to check out the CDC website for tips and advice on dealing with our winter challenges ahead. https://www.cdc.gov/features/winterweather/


December Character Counts

December 13, 2016 - Friday morning the Elementary School held their first Character Counts assembly of the school year. Showing good character is very important, that’s why we say   “Character Counts!”  Click here to read more about our Virtue of the month award winners and the December Character Counts program.


Compassionate Giving

December 13, 2016 - We want to thank everyone that's donated to our compassionate giving project. And remind those that haven't --- there's one more week. Please have your donations in by Friday, December 16th. Click here for more information on the program and donations requested.


Report Cards - Grades 7-12

December 12, 2016 - Second marking period report cards were sent home with students in Grades 7-12 on Friday. They have been posted to the parent portal as well. Please contact guidance with any questions.


Winter Band Concert

December 9, 2016 - Hoosic Valley musicians once again put on a great concert to kick off the holiday concert series. Make sure you don't miss the Winter Chorus Concert on Monday, December 19th at 7 pm. Click here for more Band Concert Photos.


HS Yearbooks

December 8, 2016 - High School yearbooks are on sale now. Orders can be placed in Rm. #33 or online from the link on the HS webpage. Contact Mrs. Pallozzi (ppallozzi@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us) with questions.


Your Order's on it's Way!!!

December 8, 2016 - Pickup for the Mixed-Bag PTO fund raiser will be on Thursday, December 15th from 5:30 - 7. Orders can be picked up in the Elementary main entrance hallway (by the Office, Art Room, Library area).


Letters to Santa Make Dreams Come True

Update: Over 40,000 letters were handed in; Click here for news story.

December 1, 2016 - Hoosic Valley students join together with area schools to make wishes come true by writing letters to Santa. If the goal of 25,000 letters is delivered on "Believe Day", Macy's will donate $50,000 to Make-A-Wish. Students in the Elementary and High School at Hoosic Valley have been busy getting on Santa's "nice" list by writing their very own letters. Our National Honor Society members visited the elementary cafeteria to help our young students write and decorate their letters. Thanks go out to a very special little boy in Hoosick Falls for organizing this fundraiser and reaching out to area school districts to join in the fun. Click here for photos.


Friday is Family Movie Night

December 8, 2016 - Join PTO for a free movie night at the Elementary Auditorium. Toy Story will be on the big screen starting at 6:30. Popcorn and drinks provided free of charge, children must be accompanied by an adult for the show's entirety.


HS Water Testing Results

December 7, 2016 - The results for the High School building was received this morning and showed that of the 127 samples, only one hallway water fountain or drinking source was found with elevated levels of lead.  The High School Science Labs, however, had sixteen sinks with higher than acceptable levels.    The water supply was immediately shut off to the hallway water fountain, and signs were posted at the Science Lab sink faucets. Click here for more info.

Click here for a copy of the Parent Notice that was sent home on 12/7/2016.


Your Destiny is Your Choice

December 6, 2016 - Hoosic Valley seniors and juniors had the opportunity to attend Albany County Sheriff’s "Choices", a high impact program designed to increase student awareness of alcohol and drug use, addiction, and the consequences of risky behaviors. “Choices” combines education, visuals, and personal experiences for an empowering message. Click here for photos, click here for more info.


Calendar Corrections

December 2, 2016 - There's been two corrections to our calendar recently.

  • The Semiformal on Saturday ends at 10:00 pm. The calendar incorrectly had the ending time of 10:30
  • The Winter Band Concert on December 8th is for grades 5-12.

Students Sing from the Heart at Tree Lighting

December 1, 2016 - On a cold Saturday during Thanksgiving recess, eight students gave their time and voices to honor those who have gone before at the fourth annual Radiant Peace Tree Lighting Ceremony in Schaghticoke. More than 75 trees were decorated to remember those whom the community has lost over the years. The gathering is commemorated with a ceremony at dusk on the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year.

This is the third year Hoosic Valley music students have participated in the event. Students in Mrs. P’s 12th period music lab sang renditions of “The Sound of Silence” and “O Holy Night.” Two of Mrs. Koonz’s 11th grade vocalists sang “See You Again.” This Year’s Performers were Melanie Natter- 11th Grade, Emily O’Brien- 11th Grade, Sonia Cyrulik- 12th Grade, Clare Madigan- 12th Grade, Will Morris- 12th Grade, Paige Nightingale- 12th Grade, Emma Palladino- 12th Grade and Greg Wolosen- 12th Grade.

Mrs. P and Mrs. Koonz would like to thank the students who prepared for this event and took the time out of the weekend to be a part of this community event. Click here for more photos.


Alumni Game - January 7

November 29, 2016 - Mark your calendars! The Booster Club is holding their Alumni Basketball game on Saturday, January 7th. The games begin at 4. Players needed, sign up by December 23 - Click here to register.


Compassionate Giving Project

November 29, 2016 - December’s virtue of the month is EMPATHY. Empathy is “feeling or understanding what someone else is feeling.” Compassion is “Empathy in action”. We are once again taking action and holding our seventh annual COMPASSIONATE GIVING PROJECT from November 28th to December 16th. Click here for more info and a list of requested donations by grade level.

Our families and our entire school community is filled with compassion so let’s join together to share that compassion with others.


Christmas Wreath Fundraiser

November 29, 2016 - Decorate your home for Christmas with a beautiful, 22” locally-made Balsam fir wreath and help support our cheerleaders at the same time. Click here for more info and order form.


Brookside Museum Visits Fourth Grade

November 22, 2016 - Fourth grade students had an enjoyable visit from the Brookside Museum on Monday.  Each class learned about Native American life in the 1500s from an extensive collection of artifacts and replicas.  The students were also able to investigate the collection first hand playing games, potato stamping art, using authentic tools and wearing animal skins to get the feel for how people lived in days gone by.  Many thanks go to our PTO for funding this investigative program. Click here for more photos.


Three Selected to Area All State from Hoosic Valley
Band, Braden Jarosz (Clarinet), 10th Grade
Chorus, Kyle Norton (Bass), 12th Grade
Orchestra, Greg Wolosen (Trombone), 12th Grad
e

November 21, 2016 - Congratulations to Kyle, Braden and Greg on their selection to the Area All State Performance. New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) hosts its annual Area All State at Saratoga Springs High School on November 18th and 19th. Students in the Band, Chorus, Jazz Band, and Orchestra represent all the schools in Zone 7 of NYSSMA. The counties in Zone 7 are: Albany County, Fulton County, Hamilton County, Montgomery County, Rensselaer County, Saratoga County, Schenectady County, Warren County, and Washington County.

For Kyle and Braden, this is their second appearance, and this is Greg’s fourth appearance at the Festival. Greg will also represent Hoosic Valley at NYSSMA’s All State festival in Rochester December 1-4. In addition to their work in the Hoosic Valley music department, these three young men are heavily involved with music in the greater Capital Region as well! Braden is representing Hoosic Valley at the Magic of Christmas concert at the Palace Theatre in Albany on December 4th (featuring the Albany Symphony Orchestra). Kyle sings with the Capital Region Youth Chorale for Melodies of Christmas at Proctors Theatre December 17th-20th. Greg will play with ESYO at the Melodies of Christmas as well. Greg is also a frequent performer in pit orchestras with Not So Common Players and SLOC.


VOTEC Schedule Update

November 21, 2016 - On Wednesday, November 23, the Rensselaer Education Center (VOTEC) will be closed. Hoosic Valley will be operating on a ½ day schedule (periods 1-6) with dismissal at 11:15. As a result, students who attend the vocational programs at the Rensselaer Education Center (VOTEC) are required to attend on Wednesday only if they have morning classes (periods 1-6) at Hoosic Valley. If you have any questions about your child’s schedule and whether or not they should be in attendance on the morning of November 23, please contact the Guidance Office at 753-4458, x2507.


Wasaren League Soccer Senior Game

November 18, 2016 - Brad McGreevy, Tanner Tompkins and William Rowe represented Hoosic Valley in the Wasaren League Senior All Star Game held in Guilderland.


Lock Down Drills Conducted Today

November 16, 2016 - Both the Elementary and Jr. Sr. High Schools conducted unannounced lock down drills today. The Elementary drill ran from approximately 12:30 - 1:00 and the Jr. Sr. High School from 1:10 - 1:40.


Updates to the Elementary Water Testing

November 12, 2016 - The district has received the results of the remaining water samples taken at the Elementary School.


Football All-Stars

November 16, 2016 - Congratulations to Tom Madigan on being named the Class C North Division Player of the Year and Class C Section 2 Player of the Year!! Tom competed in the senior bowl North-South all star senior game on Nov. 9th representing the north team.

Teammate Isaac Sanchez was named as the division’s Ironman of the Year. Nick Napoli, Kyle Norton, Jonathon Colligan, Frank Adams, Mike Schoonmaker and Abe Sanchez were also named to the 1st Team All-Stars. Click here for the complete list.


November 10, 2016 - Mr. Milo Jose visited the Elementary School today to present the district with a flag display donated by the Mechanicville-Stillwater Elks. Mr. Jose is a Vietnam veteran who has volunteered for the Elks club for 13 years. He has organized the Americanism Essay Contest, which our students participate in annually. The display, which will be mounted in the School’s entryway, near the auditorium shows the history of the US flag in its many forms over our country’s history. Mr. Jose shared with students in grades 3-6 his experience with service to our country through the Navy as well as to our local community through his volunteer work with the Elks club. Thank you to Mr. Jose and the Mechanicville-Stillwater Elks club for your service to our school and community.


Senior Class Trip

November 10, 2016 - Our seniors will be going on a class trip to Boston in the spring. The permission slip and payment is due Friday, December 2. Click here for the permission slip and details.


Fall All County Festival

November 8, 2016 -The Rensselaer County School Music Association's Fall All-County Festival featuring Junior Band (grades 7-9), Elementary Chorus (grades 5-6), Jazz Band (grades 10-12) and Senior Chorus (grades 10-12) was held at Hoosic Valley this past weekend. There were musicians from Averill Park, Berlin, Brittonkill, Catholic Central, East Greenbush, Hoosick Falls, Hoosic Valley, Lansingburgh, Rensselaer, Schodack, Troy and Wynantskill. We had a total of 242 students participating and four guest conductors from all over the Capital Region. After only 6 hours of rehearsing as a full ensemble, each group put on a 30 minute concert. The talent level was incredible!

This is a great program that allows students to experience music at a different level with a group of peers that have a similar interest and enthusiasm for music. We'd like to thank our Music Department for coordinating a successful and entertaining program and all the many, many, many parents and students that volunteered their time over the three days. Click here for photos from the All County Concerts.


November 8, 2016 - Our Second graders wanted to remind everyone to get out and vote. They have been learning all about our government and the importance of election day.


Important Dates

November 8, 2016 - November is a busy month, we wanted to remind you of some key dates that impact the school schedule.


Go Home Early Drill

November 8, 2016 - Each school year we are required to conduct an “Evacuation Drill” / “Go Home - Early Dismissal” drill.  This year the drill will be held on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10,  2016.  The purpose is to simulate an evacuation of our buildings in the event of a real emergency.  We hope to make this as realistic as possible and, therefore, ask your cooperation in carrying out the drill.


November 5, 2016 - Second grade visits the Capital and the Governor's Mansion. Click here for more photos.


November 5, 2016 - Congratulations to the Hoosic Valley Girls Cross Country team - They placed third at the sectional meet held on Friday at Spa Park.


Hoosic Valley Elementary Water Test Results

November 3, 2016 - As you may be aware, this fall New York State passed a regulation requiring School Districts to test all potable water outlets for lead contamination, and take responsive actions.   Questar III BOCES Health & Safety conducted the water sampling at the Hoosic Valley Elementary School and High School buildings during the months of September and October.    The district requested the laboratory also test the samples for copper contaminations as well.

The majority of the results for the elementary schools were received this morning and showed that of the 117 samples, only one classroom water bubbler fountain or drinking source was found with elevated levels of lead.  The Elementary, however, had six sinks with higher than acceptable levels as outlined below.    The water supply was immediately shut off to all these fixtures and steps are being taken to replace the fixtures.  The site will be re-tested before the sinks and fountain are put back into use.    All of the 117 samples tested below the acceptable levels of copper.

Elementary Elevated Lead Level Results- Effected Fixtures:

Location- Elementary School Type - Action to be taken
Room 65- Classroom Room Bubbler - Water Supply shut off
Room 52- Classroom Room Sink Faucet - Water Supply shut off
Room 50- Classroom Room Sink Faucet - Water Supply shut off
Room 11- Classroom Room Sink Faucet - Water Supply shut off
Girls Bathroom- Upper Wing #18-Sink Faucet- Water Supply shut off
Auditorium Wing Women's Restroom #62-Sink Faucet - Water Supply shut off
Auditorium Wing Women’s Restroom #63-Sink Faucet – Water Supply shut off

The district is still waiting for the laboratory results on 12 additional outlets at the Elementary school.   The district will report the result as soon as they are available.  Tests were also conducted at the High School building, but results have not been received.  We will release the reports as soon as they are available, and follow the recommended guidelines to remediate any affected areas.

Click here for a full copy of the report.  If you have any concerns or further questions, please feel free to contact Andy Davey, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds, at 518-753-4458 ext. 1504


Hoosic Valley Booster Club Annual Magazine Sale!

November 2, 2016 - Our 5th & 6th graders will be starting the annual Booster Club Magazine Sale. If you don't know any 5th or 6th graders but would still like to support the Booster Club, place your order online at www.apmags.com - account # HVINDIANS. Click here for more info including turn in dates.


Expanding Interest through Book Tasting

November 2, 2016 - 5th graders participated in a "Book Tasting" in their ELA classes this week. Students sampled different genres of books as a way of exposing them to new books to read!

"I was surprised that I liked the historical fiction book because I didn't think I'd like them," -from a fifth grader in Mrs. Bochette's class.


Family Paint Night

November 2, 2016 - Thanks to everyone that came out to paint and help raise money for the Zillah Herrington Literacy Program. Click here for more photos.


Were you seen at the PTO Halloween Family Fun Night?

click here to see more photos


Soccer All-Stars

November 1, 2016 - Hoosic Valley 5th-7th grade Soccer All-Stars took first place at the 2016 Dry Town shootout in Argyle this past Saturday.  The team scored 21 goals by 10 different players in 3 games. A great day for Hoosic Valley way to go! Thanks go out to Jason Coffin and Theresa Reiser for coordinating this fun even. Click here for more photo.


Halloween is more than just candy

November 1, 2016 - If you've been through the halls of the elementary school you'll see that Halloween is more than just candy and parties. Our teachers do a great job of incorporating the holidays into their lessons to generate enthusiasm and creativity from our students. From the door monsters to learning about other cultures like dia de los muertos and all the fun Halloween facts..... Did you know the first jack-o-lanterns were carved out of turnips!

Click here for more Halloween fun photos - Thanks to Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Neary, Mrs. Messier and Mrs. Schiller for sharing their photos. Update: Photos from Mrs. Moss added 11/5/2016.


Jr. Sr. High Report Cards

October 31, 2016 - Report cards were handed out in homeroom on Friday for all students in grades 7-12. Report cards can also be viewed online through the parent portal. Contact Kathy Yavaniski at kyavaniski@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us with questions related to accessing the parent portal.


October 31, 2016 - Congratulations to all our fall senior athletes and their families. We had 40 seniors competing in five diffents sports this fall. We've enjoyed watching them grow and excel throughout their years at Hoosic Valley. Click here for photos from the fall season.


Pictured from left to right: Colleen Moss-1st grade teacher, Kerri Greco-2nd grade teacher, Carlee Chapko-Reading, Bridget Chapko-2nd grade teacher and Janice Lee-Kindergarten teacher

Life Long Learners

October 29, 2016 - For one Saturday in both the spring and the fall, the Teacher’s College of Columbia University opens its doors to thousands of educators from all over the country. They offer keynotes and closings by renowned authors and leaders in the field of education, senior Project staff, including Lucy Calkins and all Reading and Writing staff developers. On this day, over 125 workshops are presented on topics such as: developing state of the art classroom libraries, supporting units of study, managing workshop instruction, teaching kids to write persuasive speeches and reviews, argument reading and writing, the best new fiction books, guided reading, phonics, writing about reading, using learning progressions to ratchet up the level of teaching, and more.  On Saturday, October 22nd, five Hoosic Valley Elementary teachers attended this incredible biannual event.  Over the past few years, Hoosic Valley has had many of their teachers from various grade levels volunteer their time to attend this conference and return to the district ready to share and grow as professionals.


Pops Concert

October 27, 2016 - We got a great group of musicans at Hoosic Valley who put on a thrilling spooky pops concert!

Click here for photos


Fall Youth Summit

October 27, 2016 - Our SADD members attended the annual fall youth summit at Rensselaer High School to meet with other school leaders to discuss the problems that need to be addressed in their communities. The focus was on drug abuse and ways students can become role models in their schools to influence others in positive ways.


Attention Seniors

October 26, 2016 - It's time to get your senior tee's and sweats. Remember orders are due to Mr. Spooner or Mrs. Anderson by 11/18. Click here for the order form.


The Class of 2019 is doing it again.....

October 24, 2016 - Enjoy a Friday evening out while the Class of 2019 entertains your kids! RSVPs are due by November 8th. Click here the details and signup form.


Hoosic Valley to Host All-County

November 3, 2016 - It's Hoosic Valley's turn to host the Fall All-County Music Festival this weekend. The top musicians from Rensselaer County Schools will take part, including 20 of our own musicians. Students will practice this afternoon and Saturday morning and then perform in the afternoon. Tickets are $5.00 and go on sale around 1:00 on Saturday. Concert Schedule:

  • 2:00 Junior Band
  • 2:30 Elementary Chorus
  • 3:00 Jazz Band
  • 3:30 Senior Chorus

Volunteers are still needed for Saturday, sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4caeae2ca6f58-volunteers


Lock Down Drill Complete

November 2, 2016 - The Elementary School and the  Jr./Sr. High School practiced lockdown drills this morning.  There will be an unannounced lockdown drill within two weeks.


Elementary Picture Re-Take Day

October 27, 2016 - Reminder: Picture re-takes for the elementary school will be on Friday, 10/28. Students that are having pictures retaken need to bring back their old photo packet before a new set of pictures will be taken. Remember to bring in an order form and payment if absent for the initial picture day. Orders can also be placed online at mylifetouch.com, picture day ID: AD086270Q1.


Volleyball Sectionals

Update: The girls advanced to the next round with a 3-1 win over Fonda. They will play on Friday at Voorheesville at 5 pm. Click here for photos from Wednesday's game.

October 26, 2016 - The Varsity Volleyball team will start their sectional playoffs with a home match against Fonday on Wednesday, 10/27, at 5 pm. Click here for the complete bracket.


Cross Country All-Stars

October 26, 2017 - Congratulations to our cross country all-stars: Matt Rose, Ben Corey, Rebecca Viall and Carrie Burnell. Click here for more photos from the league meet.


Boys Soccer All-Stars

October 26, 2016 - Congratulations to Brad McGreevy on being named to the Wasaren League All-Star team.

Click here for the complete list.


2nd Grade Urban Community Fieldtrip

October 27, 2016 - Rensselaer county Historical Society took students on a treasure hunt through the city to look for places that make up any community and those unique to urban life. Second graders also took a unique look into the past as they spotted boot scrapers, old warehouses with unique fire escapes , carriage houses down alleys, and cobblestone and horse hitching posts. Click here for more photos.


Pure Poe: Three Stories from America's Master

October 26, 2016 - Proctor's Storyteller ON-THE-GO! SCHOOL TOUR PROGRAMS visited the Jr. Sr. High Library on Tuesday with their Pure Poe performance - a fitting production to see this "spooky" time of the year.

Pure Poe is a production of lost loves, mad murders and a prosperous prince attempting to defy death and doom. The ghost of Poe returns to recite his famous poem, The Raven, and much loved stories The Tell-Tale Heart and Masque of the Red Death. Wynn Harmon reprises his role as the beloved author in this tour that is sure to spook as well as delight.


Emergencies Drills Planned

October 26, 2016 - On Wednesday, November 2nd, the Elementary School and the Jr. /Sr. High School will conduct a lockdown drill. There will be one additional unannounced lockdown drill within the two weeks following the November 2nd drill. Click here for more info.

On Thursday, November 10th, the District will conduct the annual Emergency Evacuation Drill. As part of the drill, students will go home 15 minutes early.


Girls Soccer Advance to the Next Round

October 24, 2016 - The girls won 1-0 over Greenville to advance to the next round in sectional playoffs. They will play Mechanicville next on Wednesday at 3 pm. Click here for the complete bracket.


Monsters are in the Hallways at the Elementary School

October 24, 2016 - Teachers help set the mood for Halloween by decorating their doors as monsters and reading their favorite scary books.


Halloween Family Fun Night

October 24, 2016 - This Friday PTO will hold it's annual Halloween Family Fun Night from 6:30 - 8:00. So dress the kids up in their Halloween costume and come check out the activities - parade is at 7 pm.

Please note: All children must be accompanied by and adult and a $1.00 donation is requested at the door.

And don't forget to stop at the book fair.


Family Paint Night
no painting experience necessary

October 24, 2016 - Want to have a fun and creative time raising money for the Zillah Herrington Literacy Program? Join in on the Family Painting Night on November 2nd at 6:30 in the elementary cafeteria. Cost is $15 and rsvp's required with Janelle Johnson at 588-8795 or peeps95@nycap.rr.com.

Click to enlarge


Football Advances to Sectional Semi's

October 23, 2016 - Despite the downpour it was a packed house at Saturday's quarterfinal sectional win over Holy Trinity, 46-12. Next for the Indians is the sectional semi's on Saturday, 10/29 against Greenwich. The game will be played at Hoosic Valley with a 1:30 kick off. Click here for photos.


Girls Soccer Sectional Game Rescheduled

October 23, 2016 - Due to the weather and field conditions yesterday girl's sectional soccer game has been rescheduled to Monday at 3 pm in Greenville.


HV Class of 1987's 30th reunion

October 23, 2016 - Help spread the word....... the Class of 1987 is planning their 30th year reunion and would like help contacting their classmates. Check out their facebook page or contact Heidi Todd htodd353@gmail.com with updates.


PTO Fundraiser

October 20, 2016 - PTO is running a "mixed bag" fundraiser through November 1st. It's a great time to pick up a few Christmas gifts or things for the house while supporting PTO. Our PTO provides so many opportunities to all our students K-12 but they need your help to keep these programs running. You can check out the fundraiser on line at http://www.mixedbagdesigns.com/?fundraiserid-593685 - the PTO Fundraiser ID is 593685.

And don't forget to bookmark the new PTO website http://hoosicvalleypto.com/ - it's a great way to keep up with all that they do.


Section II Football Update

October 21, 2016: An early-morning fire on Friday, Oct. 21 destroyed the Holy Trinity football equipment at the Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons Field House just one day before the team's first-ever playoff game (against us!) If you'd like to help Holy Trinity out, you can make a donation at their Go-Fund-Me page
https://www.gofundme.com/ndbgfire?ssid=778124683&pos=1

Section II Class C North Division Champions

Update: Saturday's game starts at 1:30

October 15, 2016 - Congratulations to the Hoosic Valley Football Team, they defeated Lake George/Hadley-Luzerne by a score of 49-18 to capture the League title. Click here for more photos.

The opening sectional game will be at Hoosic Valley in Saturday, October 22nd at 1:00 1:30. Click here for the other sectional pairings. This is a Sectional Quarter final so admission will be $6 for all.


Volleyball Co-Champions

October 20, 2016 - Congratulations to the Girls Volleyball team, they are the Wasaren League Co-Champions with a final league record of 11-1. Check back on  Tuesday for the sectional seedings and playoff schedule.


1976 +/- Catch Up Class Reunion

October 18, 2016 - Attn Class of 1976: It’s time for a get together. Join your classmates for a relaxing afternoon-evening at the VFW in Valley Falls. The event will get started around 3:00 pm on October 22 with food and fixings. Perhaps live music later that evening. Please share with others who would be interested. For more info and to stay up to date join the class reunion facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HVCSclassof1976/


Power of Pink

October 17, 2016 - Congratulations to the JV and Varsity Volleyball Teams for attending this year's Power of Pink Tournament at Queensbury on Saturday October 8th and 15th.  Prior to attending the tournaments the Hoosic Valley Volleyball program was able to raise $1,450 to bring as a donation to the American Cancer Society, more than doubling their total donation from last year.  The Power of Pink Tournament is the 2nd largest fundraiser in the area that benefits the American Cancer Society, compared to Relay for Life.  Their were 26 teams at the tournament raising a grand total of over $40,000. Hoosic Valley raised the 7th highest amount of money out of all the teams that attended!! Thanks to all who donated to a great cause! Also, a huge thank you Saratoga Honda for their generous donation and for sponsoring our jerseys!!!

The Varsity Volleyball team is currently in 1st place in the Wasaren League with an undefeated league record of 10-0 and two more games to play before sectionals.


Soccer Sectionals

October 18, 2016 - The boys soccer team will start their sectional playoffs on Wednesday, 10/19 at Schoharie at 3 pm. Click here for more sectional schedules.

The girls soccer team will start their sectional playoffs on Saturday, 10/22 at Greenville at 3 pm. Click here for the complete bracket.


Fire Prevention Program for Grades 2-3 

October 17, 2016 - Our local fire fighters returned this week to educate our 2nd and 3rd graders on fire safety. The highlight was the Fire Safety Bus from the Greenwich Volunteer Fire Department. This bus is equipped with a number of rooms to teach children how to handle different types of emergencies. Click here for photos from Mrs. Fancher's class.


Salem Art Works

October 17, 2016 - A group of high school students from Mrs. McCauliffe's art classes went to Salem Art Works (SAW) and had the opportunity to work in the disciplines of blacksmithing, stone carving, glass and cuttle bone casting.  These mediums opened up the eyes of the student artist and expanded their horizons of art!  Pictures courtesy of Andy Hill, click here for more photos.


October 16, 2016 - Pharmacist Ryan Coughlin from CVS Omnicare presented to Mr. Viggiano's health classes about the dangers of prescription opiate abuse. He also discussed how prescription opiates can be helpful and how they should be used with caution when given to a patient.


Summer ACDA Honor Choir

October 15, 2016 - Congratulations to Alysa Barton, Victoria Jarosz, William Hunter and Christopher Smith who were chosen to participate in the American Choral Director’s Association Middle School Honor Choir! This is a very prestigious choir that featured middle school students from all over New York State. Alysa, Victoria, Will and Chris performed with the Honor Choir in August at the Hilton Albany. Their conductor was Dr. Judy Bowers, Professor of Choral Music Education at Florida State University. Dr. Bowers was Mrs. Koonz’s professor when she attended FSU!


Hoosic Valley’s Drama Club has a Playwright Extraordinaire!

October 14, 2016 - Capital Repertory Theatre’s NEXT ACT! New Play Summit 5 has picked as one of its winners to be one of HV’s own…11th grader Emily O’Brien! The guidelines for submission were precise, the play could only be one act, 15 minutes in length and must showcase 7 characters, of which Emily did in Tony Award winning style.

The setting Emily penned ‘The End of a Chapter’ was the last 8 hours of school, senior year. The characters were fictitious but the inspiration was real. Year-end emotions, life changes, goodbyes, friendships, the roller coaster of being a young adult closing one chapter and opening another. Moments captured in words by a budding young playwright and acclaimed by one of our area’s premier live theaters.

Capital Rep’s NEXT ACT! New Play Summit 5 will be held throughout the weekend from Friday, October 21 to Monday, October 24th. Emily’s play will be professionally read on the Capital Rep Stage, Saturday, October 22nd at 2pm. Get her autograph now because when she reaches her aspiration of writing a Broadway musical, you’ll have to wait in line!


October 14, 2016 - The English 12 Mythology and AP classes took a field trip to Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, New York.  The seniors watched a performance of the Irish play, Outside Mullingar written by John Patrick Shanley.  After the performance, the students had the opportunity to participate in a question and answer discussion involving the actors and set designer.


Sign Up for Ski Club

October 12, 2016 - Students in grades 3-12 may participate in our after school Ski Club. This program meets every Wednesday beginning January 4, 2017 and runs for six weeks at Willard Mountain. Students will be bused to Willard Mt. after school and return to the Elementary school around 8:00pm.


Thanks to all our local Firemen and women

October 12, 2016 - Thanks to all our local volunteer firemen that visited our students in grades K-2 to educate them on fire safety and prevention. Click here for more photos.


Elementary Book Fair

October 11, 2016 - The Scholastic Book Fair will be in the Elementary Library starting on Wednesday, October 18th. Students will preview during their regular library time. Students may purchase books on Friday, October 28th during school hours. The book fair will also be open during the Halloween Family Fun Night on Friday October 28th from 6 - 8:30 pm. Books may also be purchased online, click here to access the online book fair.


District Water Testing

October 11, 2016 - Hoosic Valley CSD will be conducting water testing in accordance with the regulations set by New York State.   Questar BOCES Health & Safety will conduct the sampling of the building’s water outlets to be tested for lead and copper.     Water sampling for testing will occur at the High School on the morning of October 14th.

Questar BOCES previously conducted water sampling for testing at the Elementary on September 27th.   The district will provide information on the results of the lead and copper water test as soon as the results are received from the testing laboratory.     


National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Saturday October 22nd - 10 am to 2 pm

October 6, 2016 - Proper disposal of unused prescription and over-the-counter medications is important to protect both people and the environment. Click here for a list of turn in sites throughout Rensselaer County.


Grief Counseling

October 5, 2016 - The Community Hospice group, affiliated with St. Peter's Health Partners, offers free support services to anyone grieving the death of a family member or friend. They organize children's grief services - WAVE RIDERS and CAMP ERIN. Click here for more info.


Academic Help is Available

September 30, 2016 - Elementary School: Extra help is available to students on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2:20-3:00. The computer lab and library are also available during these times. If you feel your child could benefit from extra help, please contact your child's teacher or principal.

Junior-Senior High School: Extra help is also available at the high school, 2:29-3:02. Teachers will frequently request students to stay for extra help. Students may also request to stay for extra help. If you have any academic concerns or would like your child to stay for extra help, please contact the teacher or guidance department.

There is a late bus Monday through Thursday.


And What a Talent Show it Was!

September 30, 2016 - To all our performers, be proud, be very proud! You gave your audience a great show, the applause said it all. Here are some pics from last night's performances so you can take a stroll down memory lane. Thank you performers, thank you organizers!

Click here for more pics

Click here for the program


College Caravan

September 27, 2016 - The College Caravan made a quick stop at the high school library today. There were over 20 college representative available to answer questions for our seniors and juniors. Click here for more photos


CSI at HVCS

September 27, 2016 - Did you notice the crime scene in front of the High School yesterday? Not to worry, it was Mrs. Givney's SUPA Forensics class processing a mock crime scene as part of the college level forensics class. Click here for more photos


2nd Grade Visits Fogarty Farms

September 26, 2016 - Second grade takes a trip to Fogarty Farms as part of their study of different types of communities.


Harvest Fest

September 27, 2016 - Congratulations to all our "Melrose Mile" winners from this past weekend's Harvest Fest. Click here for more photos.


November SAT Exams
Registration due 10/7

September 22, 2016 - Hoosic Valley High School will be holding the SAT exams on Saturday, November 5th. Registration is due online by October 7th, additional fees apply after 10/7. Click here for registration and details.


FASFA Changes - College Aid & Scholarships

September 22, 2016 - There have been changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process. Students and parents can now submit their applications for the 17-18 school year in October 2016 rather than waiting till January 2017. Another key difference FASA will use the prior year tax return to determine financial aid.

College Students and Parents: What You Need to Know About the 2017–18 FAFSA


District Water Testing

September 21, 2016 - Hoosic Valley CSD will be conducting water testing in accordance with the regulations set by New York State. Questar BOCES Health & Safety will conduct the sampling of the building’s water outlets for lead and copper. Water sampling for testing will be conducted at the Elementary School on the morning of September 27th . Questar will be scheduling a date in October to conduct water sampling for testing at the High School as well. The district will provide information on the results of the lead and copper water test as soon as the results are received from the testing laboratory.


8th Annual Talent Show
Thursday, September 29th 6:30 pm

Valley's down with talent
Talent you've got to see
From an impressionist to singing
From dance to comedy
Ever hear of a ripstick?
Or maybe rubes of cubes?
A unicycle's a tricky bike
Come Thursday night and see!!!

This is a free event, but we’d love for you to bring a non-perishable donation for the local food bank. Click here for the list of performers


Talent Show Update

September 23, 2016 - Congratulations to the performers who have been selected for this year’s talent show! You must attend rehearsal on Wednesday from 4:30 – 6:00. The show is on Thursday at 6:30 – performers arrive at 6:00!

Click here for the list of performers


Student Safety

September 21, 2016 - We have been notified that a neighboring school, Brunswick Elementary, recently reported a suspicious man and woman taking photographs of school buses. The Rensselaer County Sheriff and the New York State Police are involved in the investigation. Faculty and staff have been notified and will continue to be on alert for any suspicious activity on our campus. Rensselaer County Sheriff Department has increased patrols to school sites as a precaution. If you see any suspicious activity please contact the school and law enforcement.


Hoosic Valley’s Got Talent Audition Schedule

September 21, 2016 - Auditions are today and tomorrow. All auditions will take place in the auditorium at the Elementary School. Please make arrangements for a ride home if your time is after 3:15.


Reminder - All kids entering 7th and 12th grade must have the meningococcal vaccine. Without it, they can’t start school in September.

Click here for more info


Senior Photo Info

Attention Seniors: Senior Portrait appointments are scheduled for next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (September 21, 22, & 23). Please schedule your appointment online at iSmile.appointy.com

The Senior Group Photo for Yearbook will be taken next Wednesday, September 21. Please meet at the bleachers at 7:40 a.m. We will be done in time for students to make the Votec bus.


Digital Citizenship

September 15, 2016 - September 26 thru the 30th is Digital Citizenship Week at Hoosic Valley. The goal for the week is to educate students and parents about social media and the issues that can arise with its use. We will have a number of presentations throughout the week instructing our students on navigating the internet safely and responsibly.

And for the parents,will give a social media presentation Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00PM in the high school LGIA. This workshop will inform parents of current websites and applications that are popular and how they are being used.


8th Annual Hoosic Valley's Got Talent! Show

September 15, 2016 - Calling all HV talents it's time for our annual show! So without further adieu follow our link to the audition slip that gives all the dates and times for auditions, rehearsals and the big night which is.... drum roll please! Thursday, September 29th, curtain rises at 6:30. Admission as always is a non-perishable food item for our food drive.
Performers: click here for more info and to sign up for auditions - https://goo.gl/forms/ETKq6ssvvV4PyAAK2

Click here to print out the form


Fall College Fair

September 15, 2016 - Attention Seniors: The annual CASDA College Fair held at Hudson Valley Community College is a wonderful opportunity for parents & students to speak with representatives from over 160 colleges and universities. There will be public and private, four year and two year, large and small, liberal arts and vocational colleges represented. Click here for more info.


Greg Wolosen selected for NYSSMA All-State

September 12, 2016 - Congratulations to Greg Wolosen on his selection to the NYSSMA All-State Ensemble. Greg was selected out of the thousands that auditioned last spring. He will travel to Rochester in the beginning of December to perform in the trombone section along with other top student musicians in the state.


Fall Driver's Ed Signup

September 8, 2016 - The Driver Education course at Hoosic Valley Central High school will be offered again this Fall.  The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, September 28th.  If interested in the program see Mr. Ryan in room 211 or call at 753-4432 for more details. Click here for the registration packet


Active Parenting Workshop

September 1, 2016 - The Rensselaer County Mental Health Prevention office is sponsoring The Active Parenting Now workshop series.  This workshop series will provide parents effective ways to:

  • use nonviolent discipline that really works
  • open up lines of communication
  • teach responsibility, courage, and other important character traits
  • encourage school success in 7 steps
  • prevent future problems with drugs, alcohol, and sex
  • defuse power struggles with their children
  • stimulate independence as their child grows older
  • stop scolding and start smiling with their kids again!

This series is intended for parents with children ages 5-12. Starting Tuesdays September 27th for 5 weeks from 10am-12pm, click here for more info


School Physicals

September 15, 2016 - Dr. Nightingale will be in the district on Thursday September 22nd to do physicals. Students/Parents should contact the school nurse to arrange an appointment.


Join us in welcoming Mrs. Adams

August 3, 2016 - We are very excited to have to a new principal in the Jr. Sr. High School.  We’d like to invite our parents and community to a reception to welcome Mrs. Adams to our district.  The reception will be held prior to the Jr. Sr. High Open house on Tuesday, September 13th.  The reception will begin at 6:00 in the Library with Open House kicking off at 6:30.

HS Open House

September 12, 2016 - The annual Open House for grades 7-12 will be held on Tuesday, September 13th from 6:30 - 8:30. The open house schedule provides a brief glimpse into the academic objectives and expectations for all your child's classes . Plan on reporting to your child's homeroom by 6:30 and following their daily schedule. If needed, a more in depth parent/teacher conference can be scheduled through the guidance office.


Modified Practices

September 1, 2016 - Boys modified soccer practice will start  9/7 at 3:15 at Chapko field.


HVCC Distance Learning Courses

August 22, 2016 - The Hudson Valley Community College Distance Learning classes will be begin on Monday, August 29th in room 33 with Mrs. Pallozzi. Attendance will be taken and count towards your overall class requirements. there will be days when HVCC has classes and we do not (and vice versa), click here to view the HVCC academic calendar.

  • General Psych - MWF @ 8 am
  • Sociology - MWTh @ noon

Free Fair Passes!

August 5, 2016 - The HV Booster Club is offering a FREE one day admission pass to The Great Schaghticoke Fair from August 31 - September 5, 2016 in exchange for your help at the Milk Shake or Fried Dough Booth. The shifts are 4 hours: 11-3, 3-7, & 7-11. All parents and athletes are needed to make it another successful year at the Fair! Remember this is the main fundraiser for all the programs we support at HV.

If you would like to donate your time and talents please call Peter Simmons at 753-7753 to schedule your shift. Thank you for your continued support of the HV Booster Club.


New for the 2016-2017 School Year

June 23, 2016 - All kids entering 7th and 12th grade must have the meningococcal vaccine. Without it, they can’t start school in September.

Click here for more info


7th Grade Orientation

August 12, 2016 - On Thursday, August 25 th , Student Council will hold an informal orientation for 7 th grade students and their parents in the LGIA at 9:00 a.m. The purpose of this orientation will be to familiarize the students with the physical layout of the building and the location of their classrooms and locker. Students will receive their schedule and locker combination on this day.

Students had an orientation in June with the 7 th grade teachers, guidance counselor and principal. There was also an orientation for parents in June. During the second week of school, there will be one more orientation for students during the normal school day. Therefore, if your child is unable to attend on August 25 th , please don’t worry. The first few days of seventh grade are a transition and the faculty will be helping the students adjust to a new building and schedule.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Mrs. Adams or Mr. O'Brien at 753-4432 ext. 2506.


August Regents

August Regents exams are given Wednesday, 8/17 and Thursday, 8/18. Click here for the schedule.


August Regents and Review

Hoosic Valley will once again offer regents review class free of charge through the distance learning network. Class will run Monday through Thursday August 1 - August 16th (no classes on Friday). Class will be held in the HS Distance Learning Room, No. 113. Contact Guidance to register.

Time Class
8-10 am Global Studies
10 - Noon Algebra II CC
Noon - 2 pm US History
2 - 4 pm Algebra I CC
4 - 6 pm Geometry CC

Click here for the August Regents Schedule


Practice Schedules

August 12, 2016 - Fall Sports begin Monday, August 15 for Varsity and JV sports.  Most Modified sports practices will begin in September. Practice times are:

Girls Varsity Soccer:  6:30 to 7:30 am6 pm to 7:30 pm
Girls JV Soccer:  8-10am
Boys JV and Varsity Soccer:  6-8pm
Golf 10-11:30 -elementary field
JV and V Volleyball:  9-11:30
JV and Varsity football: 9-12
Crosscountry 6-7:30 *** 8/16 start date

In order to be eligible to try-out for a particular sport a student must have a Blue Card.  To receive a Blue Card, a current physical exam done by a physician is required (within 1 year), and also an Athletic Health History Form completed and signed by parents.  The forms will be reviewed and a Blue Card will be and given to the coach by the School Nurse before the first day of try-outs. A new Blue Card must be given prior to the start of each sports season.


Community Movie Night

August 12, 2016 - The community movie scheduled for tonight is canceled due to the weather. The forecast for tomorrow calls for rain also - there will not be a make up date.


Attention Fall Athletes

August 3, 2016 - Tuesday, August 9 at 6pm is Fall Sports Night in the elementary auditorium.  Parents and students will have an opportunity to meet their coaches for the upcoming season.  Important information about the revised Code of Conduct, the new sports website, practice and game schedules will all be discussed. If there are any questions please email Eric Papandrea, Athletic Director, at epapandrea@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us.


Fall Sports Info and Required Physicals

July 26, 2016 - Dr. Nightingale will be at the school on August 11th from 10-12 to do student physicals.  Either email or leave a message for the school nurse, 753-4458 x 2511, if your student needs a physical to participate in fall sports. Include your student's name, grade and sport.

July 28, 2016 - Hoosic Valley offers students a wide variety of athletic opportunities in the Junior and Senior High School.  Our athletes are usually our most dedicated students and some of the best representatives of our school community. 

Fall Sports begin August 15 for Varsity and JV sports.  Most Modified sports practices will begin in September. In order to be eligible to try-out for a particular sport a student must have a Blue Card.  To receive a Blue Card, a current physical exam done by a physician is required (within 1 year), and also an Athletic Health History Form completed and signed by parents.  Both forms are then handed into the School Nurse.  The forms will be reviewed and a Blue Card will be made out and given to the coach by the School Nurse before the first day of try-outs. A new Blue Card must be given prior to the start of each sports season; they will not cover a student for an entire school year. 

Components of the sports physical:

Our high school nurse Mrs. Barton will be available in the high school health office to complete Blue Card paperwork on the following dates:  Monday August 8th through Thursday August 11th from 8am-12pm.  These are the only dates that Mrs. Barton will be available to issue Blue Cards before the start of school.  Dr. Nightingale, the school Medical Director, will be here to do physicals on August 11th from 10-12.

Check back over the summer for updates on times and locations of practices.  If there are any questions please email Eric Papandrea, Athletic Director, at epapandrea@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us


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