What's New

Communication About HVRHS Schedule and NEASC from Principal Martinez
04/10/2017
I want to give you a brief update about the progress with developing a new schedule for Housatonic next year. Also a quick overview of the NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) process.
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Welcome Message to the Public Hearing from Chair Andrea Downs
04/07/2017
Welcome! I would like to take a few minutes to talk about the budget process. It took on a different approach and focus this year. This year, the Board decided to put together a committee to prepare the spending plan. This committee was made up of Jonathan Moore, Bob Whelan, and myself. We worked with the District and School Administration to prepare the spending plan for the 2017-2018 year.
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Discussion of the High School Schedule Update
04/05/2017
On Wednesday, April 4, our ​Parent Group, which consists of ten members ​and administrators, ​met for the second time. The majority of the meeting was spent discussing how the element of time impacts learning and how we assess and measure learning. We spent much of our time discussing Grading Practices and the need for consistency. We will have one more meeting on April 24 and then will plan to have the group's ideas and recommendations ready to present to the Leadership Team at the High School, which was just newly reconfigured. Last week, the High School Leadership Team met with a consultant, Warren Logee, who will help to facilitate the group as they work on a variety of issues, all focused on providing optimal educational opportunities for students. This team has been expanded to include more teachers than we had in the previous year and it now is combined with the Department Chair members. Our intent is to have one Lead Team that will be the core group to help the faculty address any issues that impact students and their learning.
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Update Regarding HVRHS Scheduling Discussions
04/03/2017
Over the last several weeks, Dr. Martinez, Mr. Samaha and Dr. Vogel met with four student groups, totaling about 40 students, ranging from sophomores to seniors. We asked students what their perspectives are on their learning at HVRHS. We have notes from the student meetings that will be shared with the High School Leadership Team and a means to share this information will be planned.
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Salisbury Security Access Control RFP
03/29/2017
The mandatory pre-proposal walk-through and the RFP submission date for the Salisbury Security Access Control RFP has been changed. The walk-through is scheduled for 3 PM, Monday, April 17th and the RFP submission date is 3 PM, Monday, May 8th. The bid can be found under "About Region 1", "Business Office", "Bid/RFP Opportunities".
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HVRHS Scheduling Communication
03/10/2017
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.
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We Know How To Prepare Students for Life - Now, Let's Do It
03/02/2017
An interesting and relevant article which came out today from the Nellie Mae Foundation: Are our schools preparing our children for life?
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