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Battle of the Bands – cancelled

Message from HVRHS cafeteria:

Beginning Monday, May 1, 2017 the salad bar in the Cafeteria will have a new look.
Due to the USDA and State of Connecticut Nutrition guidelines we can no longer serve a “help yourself” style salad bar. The new look will be individual size containers that will have the components that qualify for a reimbursable meal for students. There still will be a “Grab and Go” appearance. The price will be $3.00 for students and $3.50 for adults.

Tuesday, May 16 – Student Led Conferences

The high school will dismiss at 12:25 pm to allow for conferences to be scheduled for students who have not already had a conference this year. Student Led Conferences and the underlying portfolio development process encourages students to take greater control of their learning.

College Funding Night – May 25

click this link for more info: college funding night flyer 2017

2017 Graduation date: Tuesday, June 20

HVRHS front oval (weather permitting) 6:30 pm


All-Star Driver is now The Next Street. Classes are conveniently held right after school at HVRHS.
Check out to see.
Due to scheduled renovations for HVRHS; driver educations classes will not be held at the high school this summer. Please contact The Next Street for information on classes this summer.

Blue & Gold Summer Camp

Due to renovations scheduled for the High School we will not be hosting the Blue & Gold Summer Camp this year.

5K Fun Run

The sophomore class is hosting a 5k color and kids fun run on Saturday, May 20th. Sign up now by seeing Mrs. Durley or Ms. Lloyd for a paper packet or sign up directly online at
You must sign up and pay by May 5th to insure you receive a shirt and color packets. All students and community members welcome to attend. $25 donation goes toward purchasing a scoreboard in honor of Marjorie Stevenson as well as future events for the class of 2019.


Igniting the next generation of Women Engineers
Interested in coding, robotics or 3D Printing? Click here for more information: spark
Deadline to apply is June 15.

Click here: Communication about HVRHS schedule and NEASC April 7_2017

ORDER 2017 Yearbook Click here and enter our school number #14109.

April 2017 HVRHS Parent Newsletter

Click April Newsletter to download the newsletter PDF.

Junior Prom

Where : The Amber Room Colonade (Danbury)
When : Saturday, May 13, 2017
Who: HVRHS Juniors & dates
Tickets will be on sale today – May 5. Tickets price $80.00. Class dues must be paid through junior year ($60.00), in order to purchase a prom ticket! See Mr. Peck for more information.

Meals of Hope for HVRHS

Link to donate: Meals of Hope

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Create a poster Contest:
Entry Due May 5th

Winners will be announced on May 10th during Matt Bellace’s assembly
Submissions can be dropped off at main office.
Community, students, and parents and NCPN will be the voters.
Posters will be hung in main lobby in front of the auditorium, May 10th.

Study Abroad…in High School!

This program is targeted to anyone who is interested in an international exchange experience, whether it is to study abroad or to host a student in your home while they attend high school. Housatonic has been hosting students from around the world since 1951. These students have come from 69 different countries.”
AFS Flyer, 2017
AFS International Website

NEASC Parent Survey Open for Submissions

HVRHS is beginning a yearlong self-study process. The purpose of this process is to help us determine our strengths and areas for improvement. Dr. Martinez and the faculty are very interested in what you think of your student’s school experience. Please take few minutes to respond to our Endicott College Survey to help us identify our priorities for this report and for the future. Your responses will be recorded anonymously. The demographic section of the survey is strictly confidential. This demographic information will be used only in aggregate form, and only for purposes of research and education.

Please go to the Endicott Research Center Website and enter the following survey code: P2068895 and click GO.

Schedule Resources Available

Have questions about the proposed 17-18 Schedule? We have a number of documents that can help. Click here to access a Google Drive folder that contains a number of different files about the schedule. The documents include the proposed schedule, sample schedules for each grade, and information about block scheduling in general. Please let us know of any resources that you would like to see added to the collection!

Communication Points about a 4×4 Semester Schedule

“The high school administration, along with Assistant Superintendent, Pamela Vogel, has been, for the past year and a half, discussing scheduling changes for the high school students with the Board of Education. Ultimately, the goal is to improve student achievement and provide optimal and personalized learning opportunities for all students. While we are still working out the details with our scheduling consultant, Dr. Robert Lynn Canady, we will be implementing a new schedule for the 2017-2018 school year. Students will sign up in the spring as they always have in the past. Please read the attached communication from Pamela Vogel, next year’s Superintendent, regarding this change for further detail.” Read more.

What do we want for students at Housatonic

Next Late Opening – Thursday, May 25

This year the high school will have late openings days for teacher professional development on Sept. 29, October 27, January 26, March 30 and May 25. School will begin at 10:00 am on these days. Click the links below to view bell schedule and bus pick up times:
Late Arrival Schedule

(Updated Bus Schedules: 12/21/16)
Cornwall – Bus #2
Cornwall – Bus #3
Cornwall – Bus #4
Falls-Village – Bus #14
Falls Village – Bus #13
Kent – Bus #18
Kent – Bus #19
Kent – Bus #17
North Canaan – Bus #21
North Canaan – Bus #22
North Canaan – Bus #24
Salisbury – Bus #27
Salisbury – Bus #28
Salisbury – Bus #29
Salisbury – Bus #30
Sharon – Bus #5
Sharon – Bus #8
Sharon – Bus #9

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