News & Upcoming

Key Club Pancake Breakfast-March 7

The Voorhees Key Club and Kiwanis are hosting a Pancake Breakfast at Voorhees High School on Saturday, March 7. The breakfast will be held from 8:00am to 11:30am in the high school’s cafeteria. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, tea and juice will be served. Tickets are $7 at the door or $6 if purchased in advance, which you can do at the Voorhees main office or from teachers Nancy Anne Castello or Sharon Smith. Advanced ticket sales support the Key Club.

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Anne Castello at ncastello@nhvweb.net.

Choir Coffee House-March 20

On Friday, March 20, 2015, Voorhees will present its annual choir coffee house in the VHS cafeteria.  The event will begin at 7:00pm (doors to open at 6:30) (the concert usually lasts about 50 minutes) and the cost is $5.00 per ticket.  Included in the cost of your ticket is unlimited appetizers and desserts, coffee and tea.  This year our coffee will be from Small World Coffee in Princeton, NJ. This year’s coffee house theme is based on the TV Show “The Singoff”, which is a TV competition for a cappella groups.  (more…)

Voorhees 2014-2015 2nd Marking Period Honor Rolls

Please click here to view the 2nd Marking Period Honor Rolls.

PARCC Information

logo-parccPlease visit the following link for important information for the administration of the PARCC assessment - VHS PARCC testing days letter

Open Letter to Parents About PARCC by David Hespe, NJ Commissioner of Education

REVISED – PARCC Testing Schedule – Performance Based Assessments:

March 3 – Math Day 1 (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)

March 5 – Math Day 2 (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)

March 6 – English Day 1 (English Language Arts 9, 10, 11)

March 9 - English Day 2 (English Language Arts 9, 10, 11)

March 10 - English Day 3 (English Language Arts 9, 10, 11)

Calendar Change for Make Up Day

The North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District will now be open on Friday, April 10, 2015 to make-up for the school closure on February 17.  April 10th will a full day  of school. Any future school closures will be made up during Spring Recess, with the next day being Thursday, April 9 and working backwards as needed. The 2014-2015 calendar has been updated to reflect this change - click here.

5th Annual Ethnic Dinner-March 5

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5th Annual Ethnic Dinner

Voorhees High School

Thursday, March 5

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

$10 per person, $8 for senior citizens

Children under 5 are free (more…)

Dyslexia and Mental Health Seminars

The North Hunterdon-Voorhees Special Services Coordinators’ Articulation Group is sponsoring two upcoming seminars.  The first seminar will be held on April 15 and continued on April 29, which will cover how to understand and deal with children who may have mental health challenges.  The second will cover dyslexia.  More information is below and the flyers for each seminar posted at the bottom. (more…)

Parent PARCC Questions Answered

Please click PARCC Questions Answered to review updated (1/29/15) questions and answers from the NJ Department of Education.  

New Jersey School Boards Association has also released a list of frequently asked questions regarding PARCC - PARCC FAQs from NJSBA

Voorhees Wins Mock Trial County Championship

Voorhees High School’s Mock Trial Team won the county championship on January 22!  Congratulations to the team and its advisor, Ms. Kathy Manz.  The team moves on to the regional competition which will be held on February 5.  Good luck Voorhees!

Comedy Night – Saturday, February 21, 2015

Voorhees Cheerleading Booster Club presents an outstanding Night of Comedy.

For more information, please click here.

Principal’s Newsletter Dec-Jan 2015

Please click here to view the Principal’s Newsletter for December 2014-January 2015

Education Foundation Launches 3rd Annual Founding Partners Campaign

The Voorhees High School Education Foundation (VHSEF) is kicking off its 3rd Annual Founding Partners Campaign.  Please click here to read the campaign letter.  Click here for the donation form.  To date, the VHSEF has raised $49,500 and made multiple donations to the high school.  Details are in the campaign letter.  To learn more about the VHSEF, please visit www.vhsef.org.

2010 VHS Graduate Starts Theatre Company

2010 Voorhees Graduate, Rose Bochner, has started a new theatre company with co-founder Dan Hasse called Shakespeare in the Square in New York City.  Below is more information on the company and its upcoming performance of Romeo and Juliet:

SHAKESPEARE IN THE SQUARE is the city’s newest group of young professionals bringing a fresh perspective to classical theatre. The founders, Dan Hasse and Rose Bochner, recent gradates of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, created the company as freshmen, performing in Washington Square Park over the last four years. This winter they are continuing to lead this new generation of Shakespeareans to Off-Broadway, while still maintaining the outdoor-NYU program. (more…)

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.     (more…)

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…)