News & Announcements

EcoWarriors Recognized by the Board of Education

The district partnered with the Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space and their Executive Director, Lisa Wolff to recognize students who embody our district mission.  In addition to receiving certificates and EcoWarrior t-shirts, Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (FoHVOS) will plant a tree in honor of each of the six EcoWarrior winners.
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Important Mental Health Program on May 10

Last January, over 500 individuals responded to the “Call to Action” sounded by the school superintendents of Mercer County.  The turnout was overwhelming and demonstrated the critical need for supports and services for our school-aged children.
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Bear Tavern Students Receive Proclamation

On February 26, Bear Tavern alumni along with their teacher, Mrs. Virtucio, received a proclamation from the New Jersey Senate acknowledging their efforts to support Rev. Caldwell and his wife who were turned away from the Mount Airy Lodge on their honeymoon in 1957, due to the color of their skin. Thanks New Jersey Senator Turner!
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Important Note from HVRSD regarding recent events

February 15, 2018: As details of yesterday’s tragedy continue to unfold, like many parents and educators, I am trying to process and comprehend it.  When these tragedies occur, we go through a range of emotions: shock, anger, frustration, but most powerfully, a profound sense of sadness and concern.
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Important Flu Update from HVRSD and Local Health Officials

January 26, 2018: Health officials have informed us that this flu season is the most widespread in recent history.  We have have identified multiple cases of the flu across our schools and we are working with the Health Department and our School Physician to protect students and their families from the impact of the flu. <Click on the title to read more>
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E-Learning Comes to HVRSD!

Dear Hopewell Valley Families,

Last night the Board of Education approved two E-Learning days that will take place instead of opening schools on April 5 and 6.  I realize that the timing of this change is a challenge for some district families, but I think these days will provide us an excellent opportunity to put our work on blended learning into practice.

Our staff is working hard to create meaningful and relevant online lessons for our students. Many assignments will be available as early as today and definitely by Thursday afternoon.  I have included the FAQ’s below for your reference.

After the break, a survey will be distributed to parents and students to provide us feedback on the E-Learning Days.  We will also debrief with staff members from each building to discuss what worked and where we can make improvements.

Thank you very much for your patience and flexibility as we try something few districts have ever tried to accomplish.  Enjoy your break.


Thomas A. Smith, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
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HVEF Spring Gala

The Hopewell Valley Education Foundation will hold its 18th Annual Above and Beyond Gala on April 13, 2018. [click news headline to read more]
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