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Mr. James Franchini,
432 New Salem Road
Voorheesville, NY 12186
(518) 765-3314
FAX (518) 765-5547



Upcoming Events

Sept. 2     Locker Night, 4-7pm
Sept. 4     1st Day of School

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New District Website Coming Soon

(August 22, 2014) The Voorheesville School District is pleased to announce the soft-launch of its new website on Thursday, August 28th. What is a soft launch? The soft launch allows us to make the new website functional for the start of the school year as we add more content.

Our new web address is The old address will simply redirect you to the new address for the next few months. Please make note of the new address and change bookmarks accordingly.

Website content is a continual work in progress. Information and features will be added throughout the year, including the development of an app for Apple iOS and Android phones. We hope to launch the new V-app sometime later this fall.

The new website features a responsive design. Many Internet users are familiar with websites that also have mobile sites. Mobile sites help users easily read web content on an iPhone or Android phone. The Voorheesville Central School District website responds to five different device sizes by collapsing information to the appropriate size of the device! This cutting edge design allows you to easily access information you need while you are on the go!

Back-to-school supply lists and informational packet for students

Click on the appropriate link below to review the school supply list for your child or children:

Principal's Board of Education Report

(July 21, 2014) To view Mr. Franchini's Board Report for the month of July, click here.

Fourth Quarter Honor Rolls

(July 1, 2014) Congratulations to Voorheesville Middle School students who made honor roll for the fourth quarter of 2013-14.  LEARN MORE

Summer Reading Website and Information

(June 27, 2014) The summer reading program information is now available.  LEARN MORE

Voorheesville Community Alliance for Healthy Choices

(June 25, 2014)  On Tuesday, June 24, the Voorheesville Community Alliance for Healthy Choices sponsored a community event from 4:00–7:00 p.m. to address underage drinking and drug use. LEARN MORE

VMS Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society Holds Induction Ceremony

(June 25, 2014) Congratulations to the second induction class of the Voorheesville Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. On June 24, 2014, twenty-eight seventh graders and three eighth graders were inducted into the Voorheesville Middle School Chapter of the NJHS during a special ceremony. LEARN MORE

End-Of-Year Letter and Schedule

(May 19, 2014) To view Mr. Franchini's End-Of-Year Letter and Schedule that will be sent home with students' Progress Reports on 5/20/14, click here.

VMS National Junior Honor Society Walks for MS

(June 6, 2014) The VMS National Junior Honor Society participated in a walking fundraiser on May 4th to help raise money for MS.  The team raised $500.33 in donations.

Seventh Grade Trip to Boston

(June 3, 2014) As England attempted to impose taxes on the colonies, Faneuil Hall emerged as an important meeting place, hosting the Sons of Liberty as they resisted the taxes and debated the important issues of the day.

Today, Faneuil Hall still serves as an important meeting place… students were encouraged to grab their friends and take a picture in front of it.   PICTURES

Eighth Grade T-Shirts Now Available

(May 29, 2014) As your eighth grade students “move up” from Middle School, they have the option of purchasing a class t-shirt. Students have chosen a purple shirt with gold lettering. The front of the shirt will have the Voorheesville logo in the left corner. The back of the shirt will read “Class of 2018”, and will have the signature of all 8th grade students. For more information and an order form, CLICK HERE.

The Cole Summer Writers Institute

(May 29, 2014) If your middle schooler likes to write and would like the opportunity to hang out with other kids his or her age who write, meet a cool local writer, and have the chance to improve his or her craft, then The Cole Summer Writers Institute is just the thing! This summer, on July 7-11, students in grades 6-12 will be meeting every morning from 9:00-11:30 a.m. to write, laugh, practice, and basically soak in all of the good writing vibes.  Plus, on Wednesday they'll meet and hang out with local writer David Klein, author of two novels (with a third on the way). And, just to end the week right, on Friday they'll eat pizza and learn about how to get published as early as this summer! More information and an application can be found at

Sixth Grade Field Trip

(May 22, 2014) The first stop was at the Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan. The museum - MoMath, as they call it - has been open for only a little more than a year. Students were able to use over 20 different highly interactive exhibits related to mathematical principals. LEARN MORE

Civil War Day Brings History to Life for 7th Graders

(May 20, 2014) Seventh grade students participated in Civil War Day on Tuesday, May 20th.  As part of the day’s activities, the 125th New York Volunteer Regimental Association set up a living history encampment on school grounds. Students were divided into different “companies” and rotated through a series of learning stations ranging from a medical tent to a drill station. Re-enactors led the workshops and taught students about the Civil War and the life of a typical soldier through a hands-on approach. LEARN MORE

Voorheesville Community Alliance for Healthy Choices

(May 19, 2014)  The Voorheesville Community Alliance for Healthy Choices has been formed to help the youth of Voorheesville focus on making healthy choices throughout their teenage years and into adulthood.  On Tuesday, June 24 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the Voorheesville Community Alliance will be sponsoring a community event to address underage drinking and drug use.  LEARN MORE

VMS Team Building Day - T-Shirt Order Form

(May 19, 2014)  There will be a Team Building Day on Friday, September 5 for all VMS students.  Cross grade teams of about 30 students each will participate in fun, cooperative problem solving activities during the day. Team building activities are designed to promote cooperative problem-solving - students will learn to be tolerant and appreciative of each other, build community, and develop a strong sense of belonging at the Voorheesville Middle School.  To learn more about the day and ordering a "Team Building Day" tee shirt, click here.

Grade 8 Rube Goldberg Projects

(May 13, 2014) Over the last few weeks, Mr. Iannotti’s 8th grade science students have had the opportunity to design
their own Rube Goldberg projects. LEARN MORE

Johanna Benjamin Wins Principal's Art Collection Award

(May 13, 2014) The winner of the Voorheesville Middle School Principal's Art Collection award for this year is 8th grader Johanna Benjamin. Johanna's entry, "Portrait of the Wood Thrush Bird", was selected out of 41 submissions. Her piece will soon be on permanent display in the Voorheesville Middle School. The Principal's Art Collection is an annual contest of student submitted art work.  The submissions are voted on by the faculty and administration. SEE PHOTO

Team SpadeShaw Reading Challenge

(May 13, 2014) In April, 7th grade students were encouraged to participate in the Team SpadeShaw Reading Challenge. This year, Team SpadeShaw (Mrs. Spadinger/Mrs. Bradshaw) read a total of 5,830 pages. Teams that read a total of 5,831 or more pages and individuals who read 2,916 pages beat Team SpadeShaw.  LEARN MORE

Principal's Board of Education Report

(May 12, 2014) To view Mr. Franchini's Board Report for the month of May, click here.

Builders Club Collects Tabs for Ronald McDonald House

(May 12, 2014) Thank you to our school community for contributing to our Ronald McDonald fundraiser!

BBTV Club Visits Time Warner Cable News Studio

(May 7,2014) On Wednesday, May 7, members of the Blackbird TV Club visited the Time Warner Cable News studio. Students toured the studio and witnessed first hand the concerted effort necessary to make the news station successful. Students were able to get hands on experience with the audio and camera boards. The highlight of the visit was when the students got an opportunity to tape a news segment in the studio. LEARN MORE

PE Student Leader Award

(May 6, 2014) Ten VMS students were selected as honorees for the Physical Education Student Leader Award. This award is given for outstanding leadership and excellence in Physical Education. The Physical Education staff felt that these students have performed well in the areas of fitness, citizenship and leadership. LEARN MORE

Third Quarter Honor Rolls

(April 30, 2014) Congratulations to Voorheesville Middle School students who made honor roll for the third quarter of 2013-14.  LEARN MORE

Earth Day 2014 Poster Contest Results

(April 28, 2014)  Congratulations to all VMS students who participated in the Earth Day 2014 Poster Contest.  To see the results and view all entries, including a letter from Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, please visit .

New York State Math League Contest

(April 24, 2014) Congratulations to our math students who participated in the New York State Math League contest this year. Students competed against other students in our region, which included Albany, Clinton, Fulton, Saint Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington Counties. The VMS 6th grade team came in fourth place. In addition, our 7th grade team came in third place and our 8th grade team came in second place. Furthermore, 7th grader Colby Hoffman tied for 4th place in our region.

NJHS Sponsoring Crayola ColorCycle Program

(April 24, 2014)
The Voorheesville Middle School National Junior Honor Society is sponsoring a new program, Crayola ColorCycle, which helps turn used markers into energy!  Students are encouraged to collect used markers that are ready to be discarded. The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more!  Please help by collecting any used markers you may have around the house – even non-Crayola brands. A drop-off box will be located outside room 222. The last day to drop off markers is Wednesday, April 30th.

Principal's Art Collection Contest

(April 23, 2014) It's time for the Principal's Art Collection Contest! Middle School students can submit up to 3 entries. Only work that was created in your art class will be accepted. The deadline to submit art work is May 9th. Sign-up sheets are in the art room. See Ms. Wells or Ms. McCaffrey for more information.

Principal's Board of Education Report

(April 22, 2014)  To view Mr. Franchini's Board Report for the month of April, click here.

Semi-Formal Spring Fling Teen Night

(April 7, 2014) On Friday, April 4, the Junior Class sponsored a Semi-Formal Spring Fling Teen Night. Over 170 students attended, making this one of our most successful middle school events. Not only was there dancing, but the gym was also available for students who wanted to play basketball. Keshava Pai and Abby Parker were voted Prince and Princess of the dance. Fun was had by all! CLICK FOR PICTURES

Grade Eight Learns About Nanotechnology

(April 7, 2014) Voorheesville 8th graders recently had the opportunity to hear from Dr. Nathaniel Cady, a research professor from the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Albany. LEARN MORE

VMS Yearbook Order Deadline

(April 3, 2014) It is time to order your Middle School Yearbook! Just click on the link below and use the yearbook ID code 11605614 to order online.  The price of a soft cover yearbook is $25 and a hard cover yearbook is $30.  The deadline for ordering a hard cover book is Friday, April 11.

Lego League Team Competes in 1st Lego League Challenge

(March 28, 2014) A Voorheesville Lego League team participated in the 2013 Nature’s Fury First Lego League Challenge at Ballston Spa High School on
February 8, 2014. Team BrainStorm, comprised of ten students from grades 4 through 8, had to build a robot, program it to make missions to help victims of natural disasters, and complete and present a research project on a natural disaster. Team BrainStorm researched forest fires.  LEARN MORE

VMS Chapter of NJHS Raises Funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma

(March 28, 2014) The Voorheesville Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society joined with almost 30,000 schools nationwide to host a fundraising event called Pennies for Patients for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. LEARN MORE

Bells & Motley Visit 6th Grade

(March 26, 2014) On Friday, March 21st, Voorheesville Middle School continued the decade long tradition of hosting a special culture event led by Medieval historians and performers; Bells & Motley consort. This year, students participated in two-hour long workshops focused on the art and music of the Middle Ages.  LEARN MORE

Library Hosts Divergent Movie Release Party

(March 21, 2014) On March 20, the school library, in conjunction with the Youth Services Voorheesville Public Librarian Debbie Sternklar, held a
Divergent Movie Release Party to celebrate the dystopian novel turned movie Divergent by Veronica Roth.

Fifteen middle and high school students came to celebrate the factions of Divergent, Reader's Theater, 'Erudite' jeopardy and 'Dauntless' physical challenges.

VMS Yearbook Orders

(March 14, 2014) It is time to order your Middle School Yearbook! Just click on the link below and use the yearbook ID code 11605614 to order online.  The price of a soft cover yearbook is $25 and a hard cover yearbook is $30.

7th Graders Celebrate Career Day

(March 14, 2014) To recognize the 7th Grade Character Education Theme of the Month "Responsibility", students dressed like professionals who have worked hard to achieve their career goals. LEARN MORE

Origami Artist Barbara Bennett Visits Voorheesville Middle School

(March 11, 2014) Last week art students participated in an origami workshop with Barbara Bennett (a.k.a. Mrs. Red Shoes). Mrs. Red Shoes started folding at the age of 8 and has been teaching origami classes to adults and children for more than twenty-five years.
Students learned a variety of folding techniques to create gardens, animals, sun catchers, boxes and blocks. An exhibit of student work is currently on display in the Performing Arts Center Lobby Gallery. PHOTO GALLERY

Principal's Board of Education Report

(March 5, 2014)  To view Mr. Franchini's Board Report for the month of March, click here.

VMS Odyssey of the Mind Team Takes 1st Place in Regionals

(March 3, 2014) Voorheesville Middle School’s Odyssey of the Mind team won first place for its chemistry themed performance at the Odyssey Regional Tournament at Shenendahowa High School on
March 1.  They now advance to the State tournament in April, along with a team from the elementary school. LEARN MORE

Internet Safety Presentation

(February 27, 2014) On Thursday, March 6, an Investigator from the NYS Police will speak to the VMS student body about the dangers of social networking. In the presentation, students will learn about critical strategies they can utilize in order to stay safe while online.  If you do not wish your child to attend the presentation, please see the attached letter.

Library Celebrating African American History Month

(February 25, 2014) In celebration of African American History Month, the library will host a read-in during periods 5, 6, and 7 on Thursday, February 27. Students are invited to stop by during lunch or a free period to celebrate sharing a works of art - poetry, literature and music - created by African Americans.

Second Quarter Honor Rolls

(February 12, 2014) Congratulations to Voorheesville Middle School students who made honor roll for the second quarter of 2013-14.

Principal's Board Report

(February 7, 2014)  To view Mr. Franchini's Board Report for the month of February, click here.

School Pride Day for 7th Graders

(February 7, 2014) Seventh grade students show their school pride by wearing their school colors or their Team 7 t-shirt.  This coincides with the 7th grade Character Education theme of Loyalty. LEARN MORE

Adopt a Soldier

(February 7, 2014) Builders Club is collecting items to send to our service men and women.  Boxes are located outside the VMS office if you would like to contribute.  LEARN MORE

Student Council Fundraiser for the American Heart Association

(February 6, 2014) Student Council will be holding a fundraiser to benefit the American Heart Association on Wednesday, February 12.  Students may have a red hair extension added to their hair or get a glitter tattoo during their lunch period.  The cost is $10.

Superhero Day Celebrated by 7th Graders

(January 17, 2014) The 7th grade celebrates Superhero Day. Students fight name-calling by dressing as their favorite superhero. This event coincides with the 7th Grade January Character Education Theme of Tolerance. LEARN MORE

Voorheesville District Spelling Bee

(January 15, 2014) The Voorheesville Annual Spelling Bee was held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 12:15 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Thirty nine students participated, ranging from 4th through 8th grade. LEARN MORE

Principal's Board Report

(January 9, 2014)  To view Mr. Franchini's Board Report for the month of January, click here.

NJHS Selection Process Explained

(December 19, 2013) The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character.

Watch the video to learn more about the selection process for induction into the Voorheesville Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. VIDEO

VMS Students Enjoy a Performance by their Peers!

(December 19, 2013) On Thursday, December 19, the 7th and 8th grade band and chorus performed for the VMS student body.  The concert was enjoyed by all! LEARN MORE

BBTV Club Visits Time Warner Cable News Studio

(December 19, 2013) On Wednesday, December 18, members of the Blackbird TV Club visited the Time Warner Cable News studios. Students toured the studio and witnessed first hand the concerted effort necessary to make the news station successful. Students were able to get hands on experience with the audio and camera boards. The highlight of the visit was when the students got an opportunity to tape a news segment in the studio. LEARN MORE

Builders Club Raises Money for AMC PICU

(December 17, 2013) On December 8th, fourteen Builders Club members sold Bells of Life at Crossgates Mall. Through their efforts they raised over $600 for the Albany Medical Center Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Thank you to Mr. Jim Haldun and Janna Shillinglaw from Kiwanis and Michele Bintz from Key club for chaperoning. LEARN MORE

"Theodore Roosevelt" Visits the 8th Grade

(December 16, 2013) On Monday, December 16th, the 8th grade was treated to a visit from President Theodore Roosevelt! The President enthralled the students with colorful stories from his life. TR (don't call me Teddie!) was a conservationist, a trust buster, builder of the Panama Canal, and a progressive reformer. LEARN MORE

8th Grade Students Visit CNSE

(December 13, 2013) On Thursday, 12/12/13 a group of 8th grade students were invited to attend Nano Career Day at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at SUNY Albany. Students got a
firsthand look at the exciting world of nanotechnology that is playing an increasingly important role in our society.  LEARN MORE

7th Grade Team Event - "Pay It Forward"

(December 11, 2013) On Tuesday, December 10, the 7th graders attended a team kick-off event for their theme "Pay It Forward." The event included four stations:
1. Star Girl Chapter Reading
2. Article Reading and Journal Jot
3. Pay It Forward Challenge
4. Pennies for Paws  LEARN MORE

Catching Fire Kick Off Event

(December 6, 2013) The library hosted a movie kick-off event for the release of Catching Fire on Thursday, November 21 after school. The event, attended by more than 50 middle and high school students, included The Hunger Games themed activities and prizes. LEARN MORE

School Spirit Days Sponsored by Student Council

Middle school students will be showing their school spirit the week of December 16. Each day there will be a different theme.
Dec. 16 - Mismatch Mustache Day (wear either mismatched clothes or something with a mustache).
Dec. 17 - Tie-Dye Tuesday
Dec. 18 - White Out Wednesday (wear white like you are trapped in a snowstorm).
Dec. 19 - Sweater Day
Dec. 20 - Holiday Spirit Day

VMS NJHS Walks to Support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

(November 25, 2013) On Saturday, November 23, members of the Voorheesville Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society joined people in 75 cities nationwide to give thanks and walk in support of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and to raise money in support of its mission — finding cures and saving children. LEARN MORE

Minds-On Underground Railroad Workshop at Rensselaerville Institute

(November 22, 2013) On November 20, 2013, a group of 7th grade students participated in a one-day workshop on the Underground Railroad sponsored by Minds-On at the Rensselaerville Institute. LEARN MORE

Turkey Challenge Food Drive a Success

(November 22, 2013) The Builders Club would like to thank our VMS community for all the donations to our third annual Turkey Challenge Food Drive. Once again, our food drive was a success as we collected nearly 500 items for the Kiwanis food pantry! We would also like to thank all of the teachers who participated. As a result of collecting the most items, Mr. Nardolillo will wear the turkey costume ALL day on Monday, 11/25/13. He received 221 items!

First Quarter Honor Rolls

(November 21, 2013) Congratulations to Voorheesville Middle School students who made honor roll for the first quarter of 2013-14.  

Chris Shaw Visits the Seventh Grade

(November 21, 2013) Adirondack  singer, songwriter,  and storyteller Chris Shaw visited the seventh grade students at Voorheesville Middle School on November 21, 2013. The morning started off with a presentation on the French & Indian War where Shaw, dressed in period clothes, educated and entertained the students with the equipment and weaponry of the war.   LEARN MORE

Minds-On Problem Solved Workshop at Rensselaerville Institute

(November 21, 2013) The Problem Solved workshop really challenged students to think outside the box and learn new strategies for solving problems and persevering. We learned about lattice diagrams, puzzles, and "fair voting" methods. A memorable moment of the day was when the students set the new record of 24 routes for getting from 99 to 100 by only adding 11 or subtracting 7! LEARN MORE

Minds-On DNA Workshop at Rensselaerville Institute

(November 20, 2013) A close look at DNA and DNA technology was in store for students as they isolated banana DNA and found out how the "stuff" on CSI is really done. Hands on with hi-tech equipment including electrophoresis solved the "mystery"! Students left with a sample of DNA to show off at home. LEARN MORE

Veterans Day Library Project

(Nov. 18, 2013) Sixth grade students reflected on the meaning of Veterans Day in a recent Library Advisory. After reading The Wall by Eve Bunting, a picture book about a young boy's visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, we discussed how we can honor military heroes in our lives.  LEARN MORE

Sixth Grade Trip to the Albany Institute of History and Art

(Nov. 18, 2013) On Tuesday, November 12 and Wednesday, November 13, the sixth grade class visited the Albany Institute of History and Art. Students were exposed to over 200 artifacts from Ancient Egypt including two mummies purchased by the museum almost 100 years ago. In light of some recent findings, GE partnered with the museum to offer an extended exhibit that included artifacts from over 140 museum collections around the world.  LEARN MORE

American Education Week

(Nov. 12, 2013) The week of November 18 is American Education Week. Parents are welcome to visit their children's classes during this week. Please sign in at the Middle School Office.

Turn Markers Into Energy

(Nov. 12, 2013) The Voorheesville Middle School National Junior Honor Society is coordinating a special program in conjunction with Crayola called Crayola ColorCycle.  This is an amazing new program devised to turn used markers into energy!  LEARN MORE

Everyone Counts Day

(Nov. 8, 2013) Seventh grade celebrates Everyone Counts Day by wearing jerseys or shirts with numbers printed on them to show that everyone counts. This event coincides with the 7th Grade November Character Education Theme of Citizenship. LEARN MORE

Builders Club Food Drive

(Nov. 6, 2013) Builders Club will be holding a food drive from Nov. 8-22 for the Kiwanis Food Pantry. Food items may be placed in boxes outside of MS classrooms during these weeks. FOOD ITEMS NEEDED

The staff member who collects the most cans will dress up like a turkey on the Monday before Thanksgiving. Who will be the turkey? The students decide!

Peer Tutoring offered by NJHS

(November 1, 2013) The VMS Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society will be offering peer tutoring services beginning this Tuesday, November 5th, during the first half of 5th period (lunch/recess) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Peer tutoring will take place in the Commons. Students in grades 6-8 are encouraged to use peer tutoring for help on assignments/homework, as study buddies for upcoming tests and quizzes, and/or for assistance with organizing binders. Students can also use peer tutoring as a quiet place to do work.

Character Day Tradition Continues at Voorheesville Middle School

(October 31, 2013) Once again, students at VMS spent October 31st in "character."  During the month of October, students selected and researched a historical figure. The students had to select a person from the time period they will be studying this year. Specifically, students in grade eight had to select a figure from American history since the Civil War, while seventh graders had to select a historical figure from before the Civil War.  The sixth graders had to pick someone from global history.  As part of the culminating activity, students dressed as their character and gave a speech to their classmates. LEARN MORE

Picture Day - October 29, 2013

(Oct. 21, 2013) Lifetouch will here on Tuesday,
October 29 to take middle school and high school pictures. Order forms will be sent home with students this week. Students will need their order form and payment at the time their picture is taken.

For yearbook purposes, all students, faculty and staff will have their picture taken even if not purchasing a picture packet.

Visit for additional information and online payment details.  Picture Day ID: AD083267Q0

Lego League Enthusiasts

(Oct. 16, 2013) Amy Tesch-Layman, the coordinator of a First Lego League program at Voorheesville Elementary and Middle School, has started a Voorheesville Lego League Facebook page.  Please read the attached letter from Ms. Tesch-Layman to LEARN MORE.

Seventh Grade's 1st Character Education Event!

The 7th Grade held their first Character Education Event to coincide with their monthly theme of Cooperation.  On "We All Rock Day," students wore their favorite concert or music shirts to show that we all rock! LEARN MORE

Seventh Grade Character Education Themes

The seventh grade has scheduled monthly character events that coincide with the Character Education Monthly Theme. View the schedule.

Risk Behavior Survey

(Sept. 30, 2013) Between October 7th and 9th, students in grades 7 and 8 will be taking part in a voluntary Risk Behavior Survey based on a survey developed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). They will be asked to answer questions about their health behaviors. To learn more about the purpose and content of the survey and to understand your child's rights and your parental rights regarding this survey,
please see the attached letter. LEARN MORE

Author Carolyn Huston Visits Seventh Grade

(Sept. 30, 2013)  On Thursday, September 26, 2013, the seventh grade welcomed Carolyn Huston, author and Native American researcher, to share her experience living at a Navajo boarding school during her own seventh grade and her
over twelve years of research on Native American foods.          LEARN MORE

Congratulations to Student Council Officers

(Sept. 30, 2013) Congratulations to the following middle school student council officers:
     6th grade:  Public Relations- Erin Young,
                        Vice President- Maggie Thayer
     8th grade:  President- Emily Hampston

The first meeting will be after school on Wednesday, October 2.  Elections for class representatives will be held in each social studies class this week.  The first meeting for reps will be Wednesday, October 9.

Grade 8 Nano Career Day Opportunity

(Sept. 26, 2013) The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Albany will be hosting Nano Career Day for 8th grade Voorheesville Middle School students on Thursday, December 12th from 8:00 - 11:00am. Thirty 8th grade students will be able to attend this event. Students should see Mr. Iannotti for the application essay, which must be submitted to Mr. Iannotti by Thursday, October 3rd.

Welcome Message from VMS Open House

(Sept. 25, 2013) If you were unable to attend the VMS Open House on 9/24/13, your packet of information will be mailed to you.   Mr. Franchini's welcome message: LEARN MORE

AIS Open House Presentation

(Sept. 25, 2013) Mrs. Conroy's AIS Open House Presentation: LEARN MORE

Odyssey of the Mind Interest Meeting

(Sept. 27, 2013) There will be a meeting for students (Gr. K-12) and parents on Monday, October 7th at 6:30pm in the ES Cafeteria.  The purpose of the meeting is to provide information about Odyssey of the Mind.  There will be sign-ups for those interested in participating, as well as for parents willing to coach a team. 

Young Entrepreneurs Academy

(Sept. 26, 2013) The School of Business is currently accepting applications for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy for the 2013-14 academic year! The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is an eight month program that teaches students in grades 6-12 how to start and run their own, REAL businesses.  YEA! is held on the UAlbany campus every Tuesday from 4-7 PM, beginning in November and ending in June. LEARN MORE

VMS Intramurals  - Change of Playing Day

(Sept. 23, 2013) Grade 6 intramurals will be playing on Wednesdays for the remainder of the season.

VMS Student Council

(Sept. 16, 2013) Any student interested in holding a position for student council should pick up an application during lunch from Mrs. Bradshaw (Rm. 218) on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday this week. Completed applications must be turned in by Friday, Sept. 20.  Speeches are due Monday, Sept. 23.  They will be recorded on Tuesday, Sept. 24 during lunch. Elections will be held on Friday, Sept. 27 in all Social Studies classes.  Elections for reps will take place the week after the elections for officers.

VMS Intramurals for Grade 6

(Sept. 13, 2013) VMS will begin hosting intramurals for 6th graders next Tuesday, September 17th. Hosted by Mr Glisson, the program will run through the first 10 weeks of school. We will begin with flag football. Students will choose future activities once we get rolling!

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