English Class - Juniors 2013

Class of 2014 working with Mr. Rau

Freshmen 2013

Sophomores Spring 2014

Freshmen 2013 in Orchestra

Orchestra Concert 2014


UPDATE on the Snowstorm


Information regarding snowstorm as of 12:00pm 1/26/15

January 26, 2015

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students:

As of noon today, no decision has been made about the closing of school tomorrow due to the snowstorm.  However, plans have been made concerning tomorrow’s scheduled Regents exams.  If schools need to be closed, Regents exams will be rescheduled for later in the week; probably Thursday or Friday.  We will be making phone calls to all affected students, so please anticipate this call.  Please note that this is a change from the past, when exams were not made up.

Sincerely,     Franklin Sim     Principal


26 de enero del 2015

Estimados padres, tutores y alumnos:

A partir del mediodía de hoy, no ha sido hecha una decisión sobre el cierre de la escuela mañana debido a la tormenta de nieve.  Sin embargo, se han hecho planes con respecto a los exámenes Regents programados mañana.  Si las escuelas necesitan estar cerradas, los exámenes Regents serán reprogramados para más adelante en la semana; probablemente el jueves o el viernes.  Haremoso llamadas telefónicas a todos los los estudiantes afectados, así que por favor anticipe esta llamada.  Por favor tenga en cuenta que se trata de un cambio del pasado, cuando los exámenes no estaban reprogramados.

Atentamente,  Franklin Sim    Director

December Newsletter is HERE

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December 2014

HSVD Community Service Club at Kidney Walk


On Sunday, November 9, members of the HSVD Community Service Club completed a 5K walk to raise awareness for Kidney Disease. The weather cooperated and we enjoyed a beautiful autumn walk from Foley Square over the Brooklyn Bridge and back. We raised money for the cause and helped to raise awareness of this disease. We walked in honor of Manuel Santos, uncle of walker and senior club member Indira Hernandez who recently received a kidney transplant and is recovering well. Walkers included seniors Carolina Gonzalez (club president), Anisha Cartagena, Melisse Valdez, Ayannah Salaam, Indira Hernandez, Brian Ferreira, and Ariel Smith, juniors Gabby Ogando, Dimitri Adams, and Karina Alvarez, sophomore Jacinth Richardson, and Mr. Rau (club advisor). In addition, we were joined by Jacinth’s Dad and Ariel’s sister. Well done HSVD!

HSVD Polo Shirts on SALE!


Fall 2014 HSVD Honor Roll Scholars


Check out these pictures in the Gallery Section!
Fall 2014 Honor Roll Scholars Principal's Honor Roll

November Newsletter is HERE




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November 2014

HSVD Community Service Club Makes Strides at the Breast Cancer Walk

On Sunday, October 19, 2014, members of the HSVD Community Service Club participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Central Park.  Despite a seasonably cold weather forecast, it turned out to be a great day, weather wise and otherwise.  We raised $148 that will go towards cancer research programs.  Although we were separated into 2 groups during the 5 mile walk, we reunited at the finish line to take a few photos, which can be viewed in the Gallery section.  We look forward to participating in many more service learning projects!  HSVD participants included seniors Carolina Gonzalez (Club President), Anisha Cartagena, Selina Lopez, Jessica Martinez, Einasia Smith, Alexa Nunez, and Kimberly Jimenez, juniors Gabby Ogando, Marilyn Leal, Dimitri Adams, Karina Alvarez, Imani Johnson, and Arleyne Figueroa, along with teachers Ms. Chung, Ms. Siebhur, and Mr. Rau (Faculty Advisor).  In addition, Ms. Siebhur’s brother and Ms. Chung’s sister and friend joined us.  Well done HSVD!


Fall 2014 Color Wars Champions


Our Color Wars winners are:  The Class of 2015!!! Congrats and enjoy your pizza party coming soon!

Class of 2015

Class of 2015 pic 2

Spirit Week

HSVD is bringing back spirit week and other cool themed days this year. Join us and participate in this semesters first SPIRIT WEEK!

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Monday – Sports Day – Represent your favorite team today!

Tuesday – Twin Day

Wednesday – Color Wars (each grade has their own color and the grade with the highest percentage of students participating will win a pizza party)

Thursday – Celebrity Day – Dress up or Represent your favorite celebrity

Friday –  Nerd Day – Who can pull off looking as cool as Steve Urkel?

Pictures will be taken throughout the day!


Check out our flier – SpiritWeek2014