Nov 16th Future Farmers of America (FFA) Banquet, 5:30 PM Cafe and 7:00 PM in Auditorium
Nov 20th Winter Sports Parent Meeting, 6:00 PM
Nov 21st Early Dismissal (12:20 PM) – LATE BUS HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Nov 22-23 School Closed for Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 24th Housatonic Musical Theatre Gala, 7:30 PM in the Auditorium
Nov 29th Fall Sports Awards, 7:30 PM in the Auditorium


Undercover Parent: Parenting in the Cyber Age
Awareness presentation to be held at Lee H. Kellogg School.
Tuesday, November 27 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
No students or minors allowed at this presentation.
Click on this link for more information: Parentng in the Cyber Age

TURKEY OLYMPICS!!! November 16, please wear your class colors.
Freshmen: Green
Sophomores: Red
Juniors: Yellow
Seniors: Blue
Faculty: Black

Report to Regional
Thursday, December 20th at 12:30 pm in the HVRHS library or auditorium. 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.

2019 Cap & Gown and Junior Class Ring
Details and information packets were provided to students on Tuesday, November 13 during Activity Block. Orders will be collected on Tuesday, November 20 during lunch block in the cafeteria. If you missed Jostens, stop by the high school main office for a packet.

Housatonic Musical Theatre Gala
Saturday, November 24
7:30 PM
HVRHS Henry Burgess Auditorium
Tickets online at


Northwest Connecticut Community College
High School Partnership Program (HSPP)

HSPP is an opportunity for high school seniors with a “B” average to take college courses each semester. Click on this link for more info: HSPP FLYER

The following is a schedule of college visits to the College & Career Resource Center at HVRHS. Students check your emails from Mrs. Beaujon for more info!
Click this link :

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

Manufacturing Tour Class Trip
The Northwest CT Chamber of Commerce is offering HVRHS a manufacturing bus tour for all interested students in grades 9-12 through the Career Experience Program. This bus tour will offer students a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the manufacturing industry today through a visit to a local manufacturer. This is not your grandparent’s version of manufacturing! You will see all aspects of a business and hear about pay scales, educational requirements, benefits, and tuition reimbursement. You will meet employees and have a chance to ask questions.
Here’s an article outlining opportunities in manufacturing. Manufacturing jobs and changes
Here’s the important information:

  • Date: Wednesday, December 5
  • Time: Leave school at 8:30 a.m. and return at 11 a.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Permission Forms: See Ms. Beaujon in the College and Career Resource Center (room 101)
  • Permission Forms Due back: November 27

If you have any questions about the trip, please contact Dr. O’Neill.

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, December 8 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.

Principal’s Newsletter
Click on this link: November 2018 Newsletter

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:
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

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.