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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…)

VHS Student Captures Honorable Mention in Film Competition

Aspiring film major and Voorhees senior, Justin Crail, has been notified that his entry into the Student Television Network’s Fall Challenges Film Competition was accepted with Honorable Mention.  The short film competition required competing students to complete a short film (under three minutes) within five days, after being provided with a film title and prop that must be featured in the story. Justin’s film title was “Going Home” and his prop was a Help Wanted sign. Justin’s short film captured Honorable Mention from entries received from around the country and is now featured on the Student Television Network’s website, click here (see under High School Film Winners section). Congratulations Justin!

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…)

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…)

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…)

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”.

VHSTV Productions

VHSTV Productions offers Video Services to the Community

Click here for details

Does your Child Have Health Insurance?

Does your Child Have Health Insurance? 

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