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Our Mission

The mission of the Hoosac Valley Regional School District is to create a partnership of our schools and communities that develops all of our students into educated, responsible and productive citizens.

Our Guiding Principles

Perseverance: Pursuing a goal, trying repeatedly, asking for help.

Respect: Appreciating and considering the feelings, wishes, rights, and traditions of (self) and others.

Integrity: Doing the right thing even when no one is looking; Being honest and trustworthy.

Diversity: Accepting the differences among us gives our community strength.

Empathy: Considering others points of view to better understand and contribute to the growth of the relationship.

Our Philosophy

The school community will create a learning environment that motivates and actively engages all students in mastering rigorous academic curricula.  Our faculty, staff, and administrators are dedicated to a student-centered focus through continuous improvement. Student growth and development are promoted through the following core values and beliefs:

  • All students can achieve growth and improve their behavior with guidance, instruction, support, and coaching. These practices fall along a continuum that responds to individuals of all abilities. 
  • Students need different kinds and amounts of time, attention, tasks, and support to behave responsibly, succeed academically, and achieve at high levels.
  • Teaching social and emotional skills is as important as teaching academic content. 
  • How we teach is as important as what we teach.
  • How we work together as adults to create a safe, joyful, and inclusive school environment is as important as our individual contribution or competence.
  • Partnering with families—knowing them and valuing their contributions—is as important as knowing the children we teach.

Our Goals

  • To increase the percentage of students performing at the proficient and advanced levels.

  • To increase the utilization of data to improve student performance.

  • To engage students through technologically integrated teaching strategies.

  • To implement a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is aligned to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and Common Core standards.

  • To develop strategies to expand community awareness of our high school pathways for college and career readiness.