Elementary Students Receive New York State Physical Education Awards
(May 9, 2013)
Congratulations to the following 5th grade students for being selected
for the New York State Physical Education Award. Each year a group of
5th and 8th grade students are selected for this award based on
leadership, sportsmanship, good citizenship, and leading an active life
style. The students attended the award ceremony at Hudson Valley
Community College on Monday, May 6, to receive their awards.
Fund Drive to Support March of Dimes
(April 29, 2013) The K-Kids raised over
$160.00 in loose
change during a coin drop fund drive last week to support the March of
Dimes. All proceeds will be given to the March of Dimes.
Students who participated in the Walk-a-Thon on Sunday, April 28, are
Chituka Village Project Update
(April 26, 2013) At our Elementary School
assembly on April 19, Coach Keni Banda was presented with a $600 check
from a portion of our talent show proceeds. This money will go
towards shipping costs of donated items from our students, families, and
Our Elementary School was able to collect
over 40 boxes of used sneakers, cleats, tee shirts, sports equipment,
curriculum materials, and books. Coach Banda and the shipment
container are planned to set sail this July.
The vision of the Banda Bola Sports
Foundation is to bring hope to all the children of Malawi in the form of
education through sports activities. Thank you to everyone who
donated to this worthwhile cause.
For mor information on the Banda Bola Sports
Foundation and the Chituka Village Project, please go to
Elementary School Science Fair
Below are pictures from the elementary
school Science Fair which was held on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
Regional Odyssey of the Mind Winners
(March 5, 2013) Winning smiles closed out a successful day for
Voorheesville Middle and Elementary School
students who competed in the Odyssey of the Mind regional tournament at
Shenendahowa on March 2. Three teams from Voorheesville won first
place and will advance to the State Tournament at the University of
Binghamton later this month. Another Elementary School team won
VES welcomes new staff members
Voorheesville Elementary School is pleased
to welcome the following staff members:
Ms. Christine Abelseth who will replace Mrs.
Laura Bye as the science lab teacher assistant.
Ms. Karalina Zimmerman will serve as a long-term substitute (Grade 2)
for Mrs. Countermine until the end of May.
New safety procedures and practices
As you are aware, recent events in our world have caused us to
re-evaluate our safety procedures and practices.
These practices are ever-evolving, with frequent building and
District-wide safety meetings involving local law enforcement agencies.
At one of our recent meetings involving local law enforcement,
safe and orderly dismissal was one of our agenda items.
With a large portion of families picking their children up prior to
dismissal, we will be instituting the following changes following winter
vacation, commencing Monday,
Changes are as follows:
If you are picking your child up in lieu of
taking the bus (this does not include those signing their children out
earlier for appointments), we
will not be opening our doors until 2:50 p.m.
We ask that you arrive as close to this as possible.
Recently, our hallways have been packed with parents arriving
over a half hour before the school day ends.
This is disruptive to classes.
Having our hallways prematurely crowded with adults as children
are passing through for their afternoon classes and specials also poses
a severe safety concern.
In order to keep our hallways clear and our
classes/meetings without disruption, we will kindly ask you to wait in
the classroom located across from the artwork.
This will ensure our hallways are clear, noise level remains
appropriate, and also, that the confidentiality of meetings occurring in
rooms within our main hallway are not compromised.
Thank you for your support. If you
have any questions, please contact Dr. Reardon: 765-3313 ext. 502
Elementary school testing schedule for spring 2013
New York State tests will be given on the following dates:
NYS ELA Assessment (grades 3-5); April 16-18
NYS Math Assessment (grades 3-5); April 24-26
NYS Science Assessment (grade 4); June 3 (written portion)
(September 7, 2012)Hannah Brackett and Emily Cole from the Varsity
Soccer Team have collected clothing, uniforms, and sports equipment for
the the children of Malawi Village in Africa.
Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
(August 22, 2012)
Voorheesville Central School District complies with the Dignity for All
Students Act (DASA),
passed into law effective July 1, 2012. LEARN MORE