News & Upcoming

Spring Musical – Mary Poppins

MARY_POPPINS_Title4CThe Voorhees Drama Club will be performing Mary Poppins for its spring musical.  Performances are April 16, 17, 18 at 7:00pm and April 19 at 2:00pm.  Tickets purchased in advance are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.  Click here for ticket order form.  Tickets at the door will cost $12.

Tricky Tray for ARC of Hunterdon

The ARC of Hunterdon County, which provides services to some of our students, is holding its 4th Annual Tricky Tray on Saturday, April 18 in the cafeterias at North Hunterdon High School at 4:30pm. Prizes will include items from Coach, Longaberger, and Vera Bradley. There will also be a cash raffle. Tickets now on sale online or you can buy at the door. http://www.archunterdon.org/tricky-tray.html

Be Positive Club Fundraiser-Dinner from Rosatas

The B+ Foundation is about kids helping kids fight cancer- by providing financial and emotional support to families of children with cancer and by providing childhood cancer research grants. Voorhees High School has begun a Be Positive Club whose function is to help raise funds for the B+ Foundation.  For more information, please see www.bepositive.org.  Proceeds from this event will go toward the B+ Foundation.

Busy? Don’t have time to think about what to make for dinner? Let Rosata’s cook for you!!!! Family Value Meals serve 4-6 (with leftovers!) Dinners include salad and 4 garlic knots. All meat trays come with an additional large side of pasta. All for only $25! Meal is PRECOOKED! All you have to do is heat, serve, and ENJOY!!  Click here for order form.  Orders due by March 30th. 

Principal’s Newsletter March-April 2015

Please click on the following link to read the Principal’s Newsletter for March-April 2015 - VHS Principals Newsletter March-April 2015

Student Parking Passes for 2015-2016

REQUIRED FOR PARENTS WANTING STUDENT PARKING PASSES NEXT YEAR  (more…)

2015 VHS Wrestling Summer Camp

Click VHS Wrestling Summer Camp 2015 for the registration form and more detailed information.

Student Artwork on Display at North Branch Library

VHS artwork on display2Artwork created by Voorhees students is currently on display for the month of March at the North Branch Library in Clinton, NJ.  Please stop by to view if you are in the area.

STEM Camp for Grades 5-7 June 22-25

The North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District is launching a STEM Camp this summer for students in grades 5, 6 and 7.  The four day camp will be held from June 22 to 25 at North Hunterdon High School.  Deadline to register for the camp is May 1, 2015.  Cost is $315.  Students will have an introduction to computer science, engineering, robotics and rocketry.  For more information and registration form - STEM Camp Brochure

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer

The Voorhees Key Club is collecting orders for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, which is an organization in Califon that raises money for research in pediatric cancers.  For more information on Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, please visit www.cookiesforkidscancer.org.

The Key Club is taking orders for fresh, homemade cookies through March 27.  Cookies will be delivered or available for pick-up from March 31 through April 2.

The order form is attached.  Please fill out and return to Ms. Castello at Voorhees High School.  Orders can be dropped off at the main office, Attn. Ms. Castello. The mailing address for the high school is 256 County Road 513, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826.  Please send questions to ncastello@nhvweb.net.

Calendar Change for Make-Up Day

With the school closure on Thursday, March 5, the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District will now be open on Thursday, April 9 to make up the day.  Spring Recess will be Friday, April 3 through Wednesday, April 8.  The third marking period will end on April 10th. We will continue to follow our make-up days procedure as needed, which is posted at the bottom of the district calendar – click here.

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.

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…)

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!

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.