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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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  • 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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  • Didn’t get to see Mr. Hoosac this year?  That’s OK.. you can watch it on Public Access Channel 1302:   

    Friday, April 5 @ 8:00pm

    Sunday the 7th @ 1pm

    Wednesday the 10th @ 5:30pm

    Saturday the 13th @ 11:00am

    Monday the 15th @ 7pm

    Thursday the 18th @ 4:30pm

    Sunday the 21st @ 6pm

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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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