Parent / Teacher Conference Scheduling
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Conference dates are Wednesday, October 8 & Thursday, October 16.
Registration will open Friday, September 5 and close Sunday, October 5
Join Dr. Martinez in His “Parent Partnership”
Parent Alliance to Meet on October 14
In the spirit of cooperation, Principal Jose Martinez is proud to announce the formation of a Parent Partnership group. On October 14th at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Martinez will host the first of two planned Parent Partnership meetings, the other to be held on December 4th (also at 6:30 p.m.). The purpose of these meetings is to exchange ideas about the good things going on at Housatonic and to discuss areas of concern. Dr. Martinez will begin the meeting with a brief presentation about current trends in education that affect Housatonic students. On October 14th, he will discuss the Common Core State Standards and what they look like at Housatonic, as well as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accreditation process and its impact on our school. The hope is to develop dialogue about these topics and many other areas of our school. All parents are welcome to attend and contribute or just listen to the discussion. Refreshments will be served.
Student Accident Insurance
Insurance plans are available to all enrolled students for the 2014-2015 school year, including school time coverage and 24 hour coverage, with optional dental benefits also available. Please click on the brochure to learn more:
Student Accident Brochure
To obtain a copy of the instructions for filing a claim or the Accident Claim form please click below:
Claim Filing Instructions
Copies are also available at the high school main office.
Housatonic Musical Theatre Society workshop
to be held at HVRHS:
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Queue Up Your Summer Viewing with HVRHS Videos
Graduation, Civic Life Videos Now Available Online
The Class of 2014 has been preserved for posterity in several online videos that are now available to the public. The Commencement Exercises of June 19 are available on YouTube, and the Civic Life student documentaries, “Grey as Smoke,” and “Breathing Room” are also available. Click on the links to access the videos, and for seniors who would like a DVD copy, just drop off DVDs (DVD+R or DVD-R) at the Main Office along with a name and a phone number, and we will call you when the copy is ready to be picked up.
HVRHS Students Cover the State with Showcases of their Learning
It was a busy weekend for HVRHS students in our Environmental Science and Civic Rights classes, who roamed from Millerton, NY to Bridgeport, CT to talk about their learning this year. The weekend began with a trip to the Beardsley Zoo for Letitia Garcia-Tripp and members of the Environmental Science class, who attended the Aquarion Company’s Environmental Champion Awards to be honored by Senator Richard Blumenthal and State Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection Rob Klee. The award recognized their work to study the impact of and propose a solution to the use of plastic water bottles at the school. Students Henry Yuliano, Christian Umana, and Olivia LaFontan presented the commissioner with a Mountaineers water bottle as an emblem of their work.
The recognition continued at the Millerton Moviehouse on Sunday with a screening of student documentaries from the Civic Rights class. English teacher Damon Osora and Social Studies teacher John Lizzi, along with a number of students, spoke with an audience at the Salisbury Forum about their project, which has been screened at the capitol this week, as well. Their projects covered a range of topics including drug addiction and the school’s breathalyzer policy, and thanks to their work with professional documentary film maker Dominique Lasseur, their work was captured in the highest quality film. Check back here soon for links to the films.
Excellence: an Annual Tradition
The Envirothon teams of Housatonic Valley High School continued their excellence at the state level this past week at the State Envirothon competition and field day held this year at Tolland County Agricultural Center amongst forty-six other public, private and homeschool teams. The Agriscience Team of Cristian Umana, Patrick Purdy, Emily Sullivan, Sam Weisman and Shannon Paton placed first in the forestry section of the competition and garnered 2nd place overall with a narrow margin of 3 points to the first place Greenstreet Homeschool Cooperative. The Housatonic Valley High School team comprised of Sam Bradway, Jamie Long, Marina Matsudaira, Chris Moore and Larry Grannan placed fourth overall, just eight points off the first-place score. Our wildcard team of Juliana Paton, Mari and Eve Cullerton, Kevin Massey, Cody Nettleton and Julian Weisman placed 22nd overall and first overall in a pack of 6 wildcard teams. The North American theme of sustainable agriculture provided an intriguing platform throughout the year as students explored the three pillars of agriculture: economic, environmental and social. Thank you to the entire community for your support to our Envirothon teams.