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  • Community Forum in its Planning Stages at HVHS

    Posted by Colleen Byrd on 1/11/2019 6:00:00 PM

    There are many exciting things taking place at Hoosac Valley High School, and the #HVHSFAMILY has worked hard this year to focus on a more positive climate and culture, recognizing the Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Empathy it takes to build a community.  More importantly we recognize that there are many global issues within our communities that impact our students, impact our teachers and staff, and impact our families in some not-so-positive ways.  One issue impacting our students' education is the misuse of social media in its many forms.  Therefore, we are organizing a Community Forum that encompasses all Northern Berkshire Schools, the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, State and Local Police -- including Northern Berkshire Juvenile Court and Probation, Community Stakeholders, Health Providers, Business Owners, and Families in an effort to start the conversation.  

    This proposed JOINT Community Forum is tentatively planned for March 2019, and initial meetings are underway, but we plan to join forces to give these issues a voice and show our support for each other so we can all educate our students in the best way possible.  

    The idea was made public at Monday's School Committee meeting.  Read the full article here.

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  • Greetings Adams-Cheshire School District Families,

    The Adams-Cheshire School District is seeking your help in finding ways to improve the educational and overall experience of our students.  We are asking our families to fill out a brief, 10-question survey. This survey is asking for your personal experience and opinions related to various aspects of yours student’s experience at any of our three schools.  The survey will only take about 5 minutes to complete. We ask that you also include any comments you feel might be relevant or helpful regarding any of the questions. The link to your respective schools survey is listed below.  I thank you for your time and feedback.

    John Vosburgh



    Elementary School Link


    Middle School Link


    High School Link

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  • MCAS testing for the 2018-2019 school year is underway.  Please review the testing scheudule below.

    Grade 8:

    ELA TESTS: April 10 and 11

    MATH TESTS: May 1 and 2


    Grade 9:

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: June 4 and 6, with an online field test for June 6

    Grade 10:

    ELA TESTS: March 26 and 27

    MATH TESTS: May 21 and 22

    Parents can read about the upcoming tests by visiting the Department of Education.  Information that is available to parents includes ways the school will prepare your child, testing dates, participation requirements and guidelines, and test security requirements and materials your child will not be permitted to have during testing (electronic devices, etc.).



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  • The Great Kindness Challenge is one week dedicated to creating a culture of kindness and compassion on campuses worldwide.


    After participating in the Great Kindness Challenge, our school is now a Kindness Certified School.


    We are certified  


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  • You can now fill out our Talk About Them Tuesdays forms online. 

    Talk About Them Tuesdays

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  • Principal

    Colleen Byrd


    Dean of Students 

    Molly Meczywor



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    Cheshire, MA 01225                                                                                        






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