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Monday, April 10 – Friday, April 14

NCCC Acceptance Day

This Friday, March 31 a representative from Northwestern Connecticut Community College will be at the College & Career Resource Center from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm to help students complete their applications, answer questions about courses of study, financial aid, special programs and the enrollment process. Students will be advised to choose 1 of 4 time frames to attend: 10:00 – 10:30, 10:30 – 11:00, 11:00 – 11:30, or 11:30 – 12:00. They also will need to bring their chromebooks, SS#s, immunization records and SAT scores. If students provide all of the required information, they will be admitted on that day and ready to meet with advisers and choose Fall classes in April.

March 2017 HVRHS Parent Newsletter

Click here 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 April 17 – 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.

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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.

HVRHS Scheduling Communication

“We will be sending out regular messages to students and parents about meetings and communications related to the high school instructional programs and potential changes. This last week, administrators held meetings with students from all grade levels to answer questions and hear their ideas. We will hold more meetings with students next week. Many students have asked to have a “mock schedule” run for them with the current bell schedule and with the proposed bell schedule, so they can see what both class schedules would be.
We will be then be holding small group parent meetings to follow the student meetings. These are expected to be held during the last week in March or first week in April. Please contact Toni or Tina at the Central Office if you wish to be included in one of these meetings. We want to make certain that we improve our communication to parents and students and stakeholders.”

Meals of Hope for HVRHS

Meals of Hope is a non profit organization that packages healthy and delicious meals to give to our local food banks. On March 16th from 1:30-3:30 in the Housatonic High School Cafeteria, we will be packing nearly 12,000 meals to give to the needy in the local area. A total of $3,000 will be needed to do so. Please donate to this cause; it would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!!

Link to donate: Meals of Hope

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Battle of the Bands – Saturday, April 29
Now in it’s 14th year, the Battle of the Bands has grown into a signature event in our community that showcases the talent, independent practice and dedication of the Northwest Corner’s “garage bands”.

The show draws talented bands that perform in front of an enthusiastic crowd and the net proceeds from the event benefit the programs and services of HYSB, a non-profit dedicated to supporting youth and families in Northwest Connecticut.

Each year, this exciting event draws families from all over the northwest corner. The community comes out to show it’s support as competing bands ‘battle’ for cash prizes. The talent is top notch too as past competing bands have gone on to expand their careers in music .

This exciting event draws local bands from all over our area that perform in a variety of genres. Past shows have not only included performances from local HVRHS bands, but also Hotchkiss School, Salisbury School, and the Millerton area.

Groups give it their all in front of a panel of judges. Bands are judged on a variety of areas as they compete for cash prizes in four categories: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, and People’s Choice. To make this year’s exciting event possible, we’ve received generous sponsorship from our friends over at the Northwest Corner Prevention Network.

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

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.


All-Star Driver is now The Next Street. Classes are conveniently held right after school at HVRHS.
The spring class at Housatonic High School is scheduled to start on April 3rd from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. We have a webpage with all of the information for the program at your school. Check out to see.


HVRHS Online Store

The Mountaineers have teamed up with BSN Sports to offer a full array of clothing styles and designs to show your school pride. Simply choose an item, pick a design, and customize it to your specifications. Your gear will be shipped to your house directly. Click here to start shopping: Mountaineers Online Store.

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

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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