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Donation from VHS Education Foundation

A message from the Voorhees High School Education Foundation

The VHSEF is pleased to announce its donation of $9,095 towards the purchase of Theater Drapes for the auditorium stage.  This donation was approved/accepted by the Board of Education at their meeting on November 19th.  “I am so appreciative of the money to replace the damaged old drapery. It has needed to be done for quite some time now, and will greatly improve the look of all events that occur in the theater,” said Nancy Lomas-Reynolds, Director of the VHS Drama Club.    The VHSEF is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization.  Monies raised by the Foundation provides student scholarships, innovative arts and science programs, technology enhancements, capital improvements, and an endowment fund which will inspire and enrich the students of Voorhees High School now and for years to come.  For more information on the VHSEF or to make a donation, please visit vhsef.org

State Playoff Football Game at Home Nov. 14

Come cheer on the Voorhees Vikings Football Team as they play West Essex at home in the first round of state playoffs on Friday, November 14!  Game starts at 7:00pm at Voorhees. Tickets are $3 for adults, $2 for students and senior citizens (small bills or exact change is appreciated).

Superintendent Search-Community Input Session Dec. 1

The North Hunterdon-Voorhees Board of Education has begun the process to find a new superintendent as Dr. Shaddow will be leaving our district on June 30, 2015.  The Board has contracted with New Jersey School Boards Association to coordinate the search process.  We invite our parents and any community member who lives in the 12 municipalities* within our regional district to attend an input session, see details below.  (more…)

VHS Music Association’s Winter Festival-Nov. 22

Voorhees Music Association Winter Festival Features Crafters, Games, Food and Fun

More than 100 crafters, games for children and food are all part of the 5th annual Voorhees High School Music Association Winter Festival on Saturday, November 22. Held indoors at Voorhees High School, the festival features more than 100 crafters and vendors offering everything from knitted items to soaps to jewelry to baked goods to fine crafted woods and dozens of other unique items. It’s a great place to do some holiday shopping while supporting local small businesses. There’s also plenty to keep the kids busy, with carnival-style games, face-painting, sand art and prizes. The festival also will include a variety of foods available for lunching or snacking. (more…)

Teen PEP’s Family Night

Teen PEP will proudly be hosting Family Night on Thursday, November 20th, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm in the cafeteria.
All parents and community members are welcome to attend the workshop, Talk to Me.  Family Night will focus on improving parent-teen communication on matters of sexual health and decision making.
There will be brief skits performed by Teen PEP, as well as small group activities and a panel discussion.
Refreshments will be served.

PARCC and Common Core Information

PARCC INFORMATION:

An Introduction to PARCC

http://www.parcconline.org/about-parcc

PARCC for Parents (Includes link to sample test items.)

http://parcconline.org/for-parents

What is PARCC? (6:39 minute video)

COMMON CORE INFORMATION:

http://njcore.org/sites/default/files/NJDOE_9to12_Online_6_23_Final.pdf

NJDOE Video – New Jersey’s Common Core – Higher Standards/Brighter Future (6:35 minute video)

http://www.state.nj.us/education/sca/video/

 

World Language Honor Society

Advisor: Mrs. Vlasova, room 256 & the WL office (261)
Contact Info: tvlasova@nhvweb.net
The World Language Honor Society (WLHS) incorporates four different societies into one, each of them representing a language taught at Voorhees High School (French, German, Latin, and Spanish).
In order to qualify for the WLHS a student must:
 - be in the third year of the language
 - have an overall grade of an “A-” for two years and maintain good grades
 - participate in the respective language club
Once inducted, the student is expected to maintain the averages, peer tutor, and participate in one of the events sponsored by the WLHS: Induction (taking place in November), World Language Day and other activities to help promote world languages
Meetings will take place weekly or every other week depending on the density of activities. Please, check your school e-mail for the updates!

Message From Principal

Dear Voorhees Parents/Guardians,

Over the last year, there has been a surge nationwide in the use of vaporizers and e-cigarettes by teenagers.  There are many health concerns and risks associated with this new trend.  These products can be used to ingest tobacco, marijuana (THC) and other chemicals and will be treated as drug paraphernalia if a student is caught with these devices on school property.  This message is to inform you of the school policies related to the use or possession of vaporizers and e-cigarettes in school.  (more…)

Zumba

Come join us on Monday nights in the new cafe for a fantastic hour of fitness and fun!  Bring your sneaks & your energy and for $5 you’ll get an incredible Zumba work-out with certified instructor Yong!   Zumba runs from 7-8pm every Monday.  Proceeds benefit the Voorhees Field Hockey Booster Club/Team.

VHS Marching Band Takes First Place

2014 VHS MARCHING BANDOn Saturday, September 22nd, the Voorhees High School Marching Band competed at the Hunterdon Central Band Competition.  The Viking Band performed their 2014 field show, The Pyramids of Egypt, and came in first place out of the five Group IIA bands (bands with up to 55 members) that were competing that evening.  In addition to coming in first, the Viking Band also won awards for Best Visual, Best Music, Best Overall Effect, and Best Color Guard in their group.  Their next competition will be at Somerville High School on October 11th.  Congratulations to the band and good luck in future performances!

Superintendent’s Welcome Back Message 2014-2015

Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, Staff and Community Members:

On behalf of the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District Board of Education, welcome to the 2014-2015 school year.  We are looking forward to a great year for our students, staff, parents/guardians, and communities.  We are proud to report that both North Hunterdon and Voorhees High Schools were listed this year among America’s Most Challenging High Schools in The Washington Post.  In addition, (more…)

Back to School Letter-Returning Students 2014-15

Dear Parents and Students of Voorhees High School,

I hope that you are having a relaxing and rewarding summer.  It has been a busy summer at Voorhees as we are putting the finishing touches on our preparation for the new school year.   Enjoy the remaining weeks and we look forward to seeing you.

Please take a moment to review the following information:  (more…)

Freshmen Back to School Letter 2014-15

Dear Students and Parents of the Class of 2018,

Welcome to Voorhees High School.  In a few short weeks, you will begin a very exciting and rewarding high school career.  In the next four years, you will have many and varied opportunities for growth and success in academics, co-curricular activities, and student government.  I encourage you to get involved right from the start.  You will find that participation in one or more of these areas will add to your high school experience. The weeks and months ahead will be challenging, but please be assured that we will provide you with encouragement and support in every way possible.  (more…)

Athletic Registration Information

The Athletics Department will be using FamilyID to complete sports registration online. You can initially enter all children in your family account and then sign up students for individual sports before the start of athletic seasons and marching band.

  1. A parent /guardian can create a student account by clicking https://www.familyid.com/voorhees-hs-athletics.
  2. Create your secure FamilyID account by entering your family name, email address and password.
  3. You will receive an email with a link to confirm your new account. (If you don’t see the email, check your span or junk folders)

***Family ID will not replace the physical examination form, which should still be turned into the health office on a yearly basis*** (more…)

Memories 2014 DVD

Orders are now being taken for the VHS Memories 2014 DVD, which will contain the entire graduation ceremony, senior interviews, Spirit Week skits from all four years and much more. The DVD is $30 for about 3 hours worth of footage.  Please click here for order form.  DVDs will be ready after June 30th and must be picked up in the main office.  If you have any questions, please email Mr. Jeremy Brandt at jbrandt@nhvweb.net.

Voorhees Students Win Medals at State Conference

The Voorhees High School FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) Chapter earned 4 Gold Medals, 3 Silver Medals and 2 Bronze Medals at the 2014 FCCLA State Leadership Conference on Friday, March 21, 2014 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  Voorhees High School was also awarded the Membership Award for its increase in membership.  (more…)

VHSTV Students Win 3rd Place at National Convention

Voorhees High School students from Mr. Jeremy Brandt’s Advanced TV Production class attended the Student Television Network Convention, which was held March 20-23 in Orlando, FL.  Nearly 2,300 students from around the country attended the convention.  The Voorhees team competed in five competitions and took 3rd place in the Sweet 16 Film Challenge, the most intense and challenging of all the competitions.  (more…)

VHS Ed Foundation Launches Second Annual Founding Partners Campaign

A year ago, the Voorhees High School Education Foundation encouraged students, teachers, families and community members to join together to enhance educational opportunities at Voorhees High School. The call for your support has been a resounding success! We are pleased to report the results of your dedication and generosity: 

  • $36,000 raised in twelve months. (2013 Zombie 5K raised $9,300)
  • $7,185 in educational technology, equipment and materials donated to VHS. (Material for new set for VHS TV donated by VHSEF)
  • The Math, English, Social Studies, Fine Arts and Physical Education departments have benefited from our donations; details can be found at www.VHSEF.org – click on “How we Help”. (more…)

Voorhees Athletics Awarded for Sportsmanship

For a second year in a row, the Voorhees High School athletic program has received the NJSIAA Sportsmanship Award for the Skyland Conference-Raritan Division for the 2012-2013 school year.

Voorhees High School was selected for the NJSIAA Sportsmanship Award based on feedback from opponent schools in the Skyland Conference that competed against Voorhees in athletic contests.  At the end of each sports season, coaches in each conference in the state are asked to rate their experiences with opposing schools.  Coaches give each school a score of 1 to 5 (poor sportsmanship to outstanding sportsmanship), which should encompass the behaviors of the coach, athletes and spectators of the opposing school. (more…)

Praise Referral form

Please click here to download the “Praise Referral Form”.