HVRHS upcoming events at a glance:

Dec 1- Dec 23 FFA Holiday Sales begin 10:00 am – 4:30 pm daily
Dec 14 Winter Music Concert in the Auditorium 7:00 pm (Snow Date 12/17) /FFA Holiday Night with Santa 3-7 pm / Last Call Senior Portraits in Library
Dec 20 Report to Regional / Parents’ Night Out (see more info below) / Photo re-take day for underclassman
Dec 21 Blood Drive in Mahoney-Hewat Science & Tech Center, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm /
Early Dismissal for Holiday Break
Jan 5 FIRST Robotics Kickoff in Mahoney-Hewat Sci & Tech Center, 9AM-12PM
Jan 7 School Reopens after Holiday Break
Jan 8 Early Dismissal High School only – for PLP Conferences (Snow Date: Jan 10)

Winter Music Concert in the HVRHS Henry Burgess Auditorium
Friday, Nov. 14
7:00 PM

Parents’ Night Out
Thursday, Dec. 20
4 – 8 PM
Click -HERE- for more info!

HVRHS Cafe announces Extended Breakfast!
On regular school days the cafeteria will be open for breakfast until 9:30 am. We want to encourage more students to take advantage of starting their day with the proper nutrition to jump start their learning.

Saturday, December 1—Sunday, December 23
Open daily – 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Cabot Cheese: $3–$12, Wreaths: $12–$65 (average $20), Floral Centerpieces: 1 candle $15 / 3 candles $25, small swags $10, Large swags $15, Balsam Cross $20, Mixed Cross $24, Kissing Balls $30, greens $1 a bunch, roping $2–$3 a foot, small boxwood trees $20, Large boxwood trees $25, Holiday (cemetery) boxes $20, Poinsettias $4-$45. All prices are approximate and could vary with the individual product.

Friday, December 14 with visit from Santa
3:00 – 7:00 pm
2018 Holiday Night Information

Here is the link for: FFA December Newsletter

Principal’s Newsletter
December 2018 Newsletter

Report to Regional
Thursday, December 20th at 12:30 pm in Room 133. This program is an opportunity for the Class of 2018 to share about what they’ve been doing since graduation with the Class of 2019.

5th Annual Mountaineer Food Drive
Bring a non perishable food or personal hygiene item to a Mountaineer Home game during the week of December 18 and get into the game for FREE. Home Games for the week:
Tuesday, Dec. 18 Girls Basketball vs Thomaston at 7 pm
Friday, Dec. 21 Boys Basketball vs Wamogo at 7 pm
Friday, Dec. 21 Ice Hockey vs TriTown at 8:15pm

Learn to Ski Jump
Dec. 28-29, 2018 from 9 am – 3 pm at Satre Hill, Indian Cave Road Salisbury, CT. $50 per skier for both days includes lunch. First 25 to register on 12/29 will receive a camp t-shirt. For more information – Students can find out more during Activity Block on Thursday, Dec 20 (sign up in Enriching Students to Athletics).

2019 Cap & Gown and Junior Class Ring
If you missed Jostens, stop by the high school main office for a packet. Orders are overdue, so please turn them if you will be participating in the 2019 graduation ceremony.

Support the class of 2020 and buy a $30 Housy sweatshirt – order form

To find out how your student can benefit from this HVRHS program click on the
Career Experience LINK

High School Late Opening Dates 2018-2019
Sept. 27, Oct. 18, Nov. 8, Dec. 6, Jan. 24, Feb. 7, March 28, April 25, and May 16.
Thursday, January 24 will be the next Teacher Professional Development, the high school will start at 9:45 am and dismiss at the regular time of 2:25 pm.
Click the links below for your bus schedule on Late Opening Days:
Cornwall Bus routes
Falls Village Bus route
Kent Bus routes
North Canaan Bus routes
Salisbury Bus routes
Sharon Bus routes
PLEASE NOTE: The above schedules are for High School PD 2 hours late openings (with Elementary Schools on regular time). For weather related 2-hour delayed openings effecting all of Region One schools; the pick up times will be 2 hours later than regular pick up time. (Example: normal time 6:45 am, 2 hour unscheduled delay opening 8:45 am). For questions about bus pick up or drop times contact: All-Star Transportation 860-435-0352.

Travel to China:
HVRHS is going on a trip to China this coming April 2019 with Litchfield High School. We will be traveling around China from Saturday the 6th until Friday the 18th. This trip includes travel to Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, Yanshuo, Shanghai, and Zouzhuang, a home stay experience with our sister school, and of course the opportunity to see travel abroad! The cost is $2,800 per person, and includes visa fees, flights, hotel rooms, meals, and emergency medical insurance. If this is something that seems of interest to you, contact Mr. Lizzi to explain itinerary details, and answer any questions you may have.

Sticky Note Fall Edition
Click on this link: Sticky Note Fall 2018

Click this link for: Driver Ed Class Dates 2018-2019
For prices and to enroll, visit: www.thenextstreet.com/housatonic
or call 800-732-8090.

Rip Van Winkle…the musical!
Original Musical written by Michael Berkeley & Ray Roderick. Music & Lyrics by Michael Berkeley. Michael Berkeley – Director/Musical Director, Lori Belter – Production Stage Manager/Assistant Director, Amber Cameron – Choreographer.
Performances: March 14-16, 2019. Rehearses: December – March.
Questions? Email HMTSct@gmail.com

Self-defense Club
This year we are again offering an after school Self-defense Club run by Bill Anstett. The Club will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm. First class will be Tuesday, September 18th. In order to participate, you need to have a waiver signed and on file with Mr. Tripp. For more information, see Mr. Tripp.

Student Parking at HVRHS
Any junior or senior wishing to drive to school and park on campus must fill out a parking registration and receive a parking sticker to be allowed on campus. Parking registration forms must be returned with a copy of the students drivers license and car registration. These documents need to be brought to the Main Office in order to obtain the parking sticker. The High School Main Office is open 7:30 am – 3:30 pm Monday thru Friday. Please call 860-824-5123 if you have any questions. Failure to register your vehicle with the school may result in disciplinary action, up to and including suspension. Students should also review the handbook for additional information on parking privileges.
For the student parking form click HERE.