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2017-2018 Clubs & Activities

Club Description Advisor Room
Art Club The purpose of Art Club is to work on projects and explore different mediums that are not usually done within normal class time and of course...to create more art! We will be working on murals throughout the school and helping with the set design for the school musical. This is also a time to further your art skills and create relationships with other art students! Art club meets on Wednesdays, 13th period in room 101. Mrs. McCauliffe 101
Foreign
Language
Club

The Hoosic Valley Foreign Language Club, is the club for students who appreciate the languages, foods, cultures, and music of other countries. The club organizes excursions and fundraising events, and participates in school cultural events. The club is open to all students – even those who do not study Language.

Foreign language club meets every other Monday 13th period in Mr. Myott’s room 109. Club officers are: President - Riley Caiazza, VP -Tyler Derocher, Secretary -Lily Czub, Attendance Officer - Meaghan Rice, Treasurer - Eloise Carson McNally

Mr. Myott
Mrs. Williams

109
Future City Future City is a STEM based program where students (grades 7-8) are given a citywide sustainability problem. Students are then to complete five deliverables: a virtual city design (SIM City), research paper/essay, a scale model of recycled materials, a presentation and overall project plan. Each of these are scored and eventually presented at Regional Competition. The theme for the 2017-2018 year is an age-friendly city. Students have to identify an issue that senior citizens have and engineer two innovative solutions so they can remain active and independent. Future City meets regularly October through May days/times TBA. See Mrs. Callan in Room 10 for more information. Mrs. Callan 10
GSA

The Hoosic Valley Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a student group (grades 9 through 12) that advocates for the tolerance and support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Everyone is welcome including straight students and students with LGBT families. Our group has two main purposes:

1) To create a safe space for students to talk about various issues and discrimination they are facing as a LGBT youth, straight ally or part of a LGBT family. We hope to create a safe place to offer support and resources.
2) To educate the broader school community about sexual orientation and gender identity issues. Our GSA will work on creating a school environment free of homophobic, verbal, physical and sexual harassment as well as advocate for the equal treatment of youth of all sexual orientations. Our goal is to positively affect the Hoosic Valley school climate by eliminating hate speech and the silencing of students who self-identify as a LGBT youth.

The Hoosic Valley GSA meets every Thursday in Room 110.

Mrs. Fillipone 110
HV Rep Hoosic Valley Repertory Theatre Company is a club open to all students in 7th-12th grade who are interested in theatrical arts (both on stage and behind the scenes). Each year students produce a musical (usually performed in March), and a series of short plays or scenes (usually performed in June). The business meetings take place once a month on Wednesdays in room 28 (the Band room) with rehearsals taking place based on actors' schedules. Mrs. Paglilonga
Mrs. Koonz
Band & Chorus
National
Honor
Society

The purpose of the National Honor Society is to “create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.”  (NHS Constitution)  Students eligible to apply for National Honor Society have to be a sophomore, junior, or senior and must have a minimum average of 85.  Teachers recommend students to the committee.  A selection committee within the school is formed and applications that students complete are reviewed for the selection process.  

The National Honor Society meets on announced Mondays period 13 in room 101.   NHS completes 3-4 community service projects and 1 fundraiser throughout the year.

Mrs. McCauliffe 101
National
Junior
Honor
Society
National Junior Honor Society is a service based organization with high standards for academic achievement, character, leadership, citizenship, and community service.  The NJHS was founded in 1929 and promotes recognition for students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the four core standards.  Students from grades six, seven, and eight are eligible to be inducted into the chapter.  The students who are inducted into this chapter will be expected to maintain these high standards and participate in the chapter's community service projects, complete a minimum of 10 service hours, and attend monthly meetings. Mrs. Baranowski Elem 41
Photo Club   Mr. Myott 109
SADD Students Against Destructive Decisions SADD was founded in 1981 as Students Against Driving Drunk and was expanded to include all manners of destructive decisions in 1997. SADD’s mission is to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them in their daily lives. The chapter at Hoosic Valley is open to students in 7th-12th grade and meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday in room 28 (the Band room). This year, the goals of the club include: advocating for safety in driving, peer to peer mediation, and mental health awareness. All students are welcome! Mrs. Paglialonga Band
Science Club   Mrs. Oppelt 21
Select Chorus   Mrs. Koonz Chorus
Ski Club Ski Club is held on Wednesday's after school beginning in January. The program runs for six weeks at Willard Mountain. Students leave school around 2:45 pm and return to school about 7:45 pm. Click here for the 2017-2018 Information Packet Mr. O'Brien 23
Student Council

Student Council is an organization conducted by students and supervised by adults. The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. All students in grades 7-12 can attend meetings and participate in student council activities. Student Council meets regularly to discuss student government programs and to encourage school spirit and student participation in community and school events. In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body. They help share student ideas, interests and concerns with the school wide community. Meeting Times: Every other Thursday during the school year.

Student Council Activities Calendar 2017-2018 ·

  • Mechanicville-Stillwater Breast Cancer Mini-Walk Sunday Oct. 8th 12 pm ·
  • Thanksgiving Donation Basket Week of Nov. 17th ·
  • Adopt-A-Family fundraiser December ·
  • MORP dance fundraiser Saturday Feb. 10th 7-10 pm ·
  • 7th-8th grade activity night March (date TBD) 7-9 pm
  • Red Cross Blood Drive March (date TBD) ·
  • Staff Appreciation Breakfast Friday May 11th ·
  • Relay For Life At Greenwich High School Saturday June 9th (2 pm-11pm )

Info: Text @2f63ef to 81010 to get meeting reminders on Remind!

Mr. Myott
Mr. O'Brien
109

Totem
Pole

Yearbook

The Hoosic Valley Yearbook Staff is responsible for every aspect of Yearbook from advertising, designing and sales, to keeping financial records.  Students gain valuable skills such as time management, teamwork, editing, layout, writing, photography, organization, budgeting and financial record keeping.  All students are welcome.  Meetings are held the first and third Monday of the month in room 33.  The program is accessible online.  Most of the work in creating the book is done independently either in the Yearbook Room, Computer Lab, or at home.   Mrs. Pallozzi 33

Class Advisors

Class of 2018 - Andrea Das & Deirdre Tiernan

Class of 2019 - Nicole Neary & Janice Lee

Class of 2020 - Shiloh Akin & Kim Howard

Class of 2021 - Lauren Oppelt & Melissa Rowe

 

 

Last Updated on December 12, 2017