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  • School Budget Information Available 
     
    A preliminary school budget for 2015-2016 was presented to the Board of Education on March 2, 2015. 
     
    Currently, the District is looking at a Tax Cap of $16,746,414 or a 1.88% increase in the Tax Levy. Revised State Aid figures have not yet been released by the State. In using current State Aid figures for revenue, and adding in other predictable revenue sources, the district is looking at total estimated revenues of $22,976,490 or a 1.16% increase. 
     
    Since expenditures must equal revenues, expenditures  cannot exceed this number. The first estimates on the 2015-16 expense budget budget is a total of $22,976,490 with a gap of $71,183 over revenues. State Aid is still unknown, and there is time to refine the expense estimates before the board adopts the official budget on April13, 2015, with the Public Vote to be held May 19, 2015.
     
     
    To view the handouts, and more budget information please click here: http://www.voorheesville.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=95 
     
     

     
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  • Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Volleyball Team!  
    2015 NYSPHSAA Regional Champions
     
     
    Congratulations to the boy’s Varsity Volleyball team on winning the 2015 Section II Class C Regional Championships. Voorheesville defeated Canastota 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-13). Voorheesville controlled the match with a balanced offense and defense led by Seniors Erik Patak, Devin Racey and Schuyler King; and Sophomores Braden Racey and Miles DeFranco.  The win marked Voorheesville's third Class C Regional championship; its first since Coach Adrian Michalski and his teammates were the first team from Section II to win back-to-back Regional titles in 2005 and 2006.
      
     

     
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    The 2014-15 Regional Odyssey of the Mind Tournament winners
     
    Seventy-five teams from 33 schools, including seven teams from Voorheesville,
    participated in the creative problem solving competition.
     
    Congratulations to all of the teams that participated !
    The Middle School team won first place & will be moving on to the State tournament in April. 
    The High School team won second place ribbons. 
    All teams did extremely well and should be very proud.
     
    Congratulations to all our teams ! 
     Odyssey Tournament

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  • What it means to be a Blue Ribbon School
    By Dr. Teresa Thayer Snyder (November 13, 2014)
     
    This week has been a momentous one for Voorheesville Elementary School. Ths school received recognition as a Blue Ribbon School by the federal government. This is no small feat. Only a small percentage of schools across the country are invited to apply for the reward. Of that number, fewer actually receive the designation. The applicant pool is inclusive of public, private, parochial, and charter schools. Voorheesville was recognized as a consistently high performing school. I am celebrating, alongside my colleagues at the elementary school, and I am very proud to do so.
     
    Since I have come to Voorheesville, I have been impressed on a regular basis by the spirit that characterizes that learning environment. It sizzles with enthusiasm for learning. It is truly a fun place to be, and I can think of no other place I would rather see a small child educated. However, what makes Voorheesville Elementary School special is so much more than the performance of our children on assessments, or our teachers’ investment in the classrooms, or the principal’s legendary energy. What makes Voorheesville special can more accurately be described as its soul – a soul that was also highly present this week. The community lost a very important member in Cindy Abelseth. She was a presence in the environment for twenty-eight years and is known to so many of our families who accessed Kids’ Club for wrap-around care for their children. While not an employee of the District, Cindy was so visible and was an essential member of the community as a whole. She raised her own children here, and helped raise dozens more because she saw a need and filled it.
     
    I received word of her passing from Dr. Reardon who was on his way to Washington to receive the Blue Ribbon Award. He adjusted his return flight so that he could be back in time for the opening of morning care in Kids’ Club early Wednesday morning.The faculty and staff pitched in to cover for colleagues who needed time for grieving.The entire elementary community, despite suffering a personal and profound loss, put their grieving aside to help little children understand and to make sure the children were cared for by familiar people in their stable environment. The program continues, the family and personal friends of Cindy can attend to their needs in this difficult time.What a legacy and what a tribute to Cindy’s vision that the children came first. I fully understand why Cindy Abelseth wanted to have her life celebrated at this elementary school. I fully understand why her family, despite their personal grief, wants the community to remember her presence in the school. I would say this experience speaks volumes about why this is a Blue Ribbon School, and I think Cindy Abelseth knew that for years!
     

     
     
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