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  • Physical Education Leadership Awards 

    The following 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.
    Phys Ed

    Olivia Barringer, Cormac Brennan, Evan Ensslin, Rebecca Gregg, Justin King Marco Loccisano, Claudia Reilly, Olivia Richardson , and Sydney Wilson attended an awards ceremony held at Hudson Valley Community College,

    McDonough Sports Complex  on Monday evening, May 7th

    Congratulations to all! 


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  • School Budget 
    (May 19, 2015)
    The 2015-2016 School Budget passed with 573 in favor of,
    and 193 votes against the proposition.
    Doreen Saia was declared the winner of the four year term as the Board of Education Trustee.
    Michael Canfora was declared the winner of the three year term as the Board of Education Trustee.
    Congratulations to them both !

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  • Dr. Alan McCartney  
    When we look at the Voorheesville logo, the Blackbird superimposed on the V, one rarely thinks of its history, but it certainly leaves a lasting impression.  The designer of the logo was former superintendent Dr. Alan McCartney. A Voorheesville resident and current superintendent of Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Central Schools, Alan McCartney passed away on Friday.  He worked in this district for 16 years prior to his retirement.   The District extends our deepest sympathies to Alan’s family.   
    The wake for Dr. McCartney will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13 at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar. 
    Private funeral services with the family will be held at a later date. 

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  • School Budget Information
    BUDGET HEARING: May 11, 2015, 7:30 PM
    in the Large Group Instruction Room in the High School
    BUDGET VOTE: May 19, 2015, 2:00 PM TO 9:00 PM 
    The Board of Education has proposed a 2015-16 budget of $23,149,718, which is a 1.92% increase over 2014-15. The estimated tax levy is $16,746,414 or a 1.88% increase from 2014-15. The tax levy meets the State requirements to be under the Tax Cap.
    For further details on the budget, and for the additional required budget attachments, please click here:

    There are two open Board of Education seats. Voting on the candidates will take place at the same time as the budget vote. May 12th is the last day that petitions for these seats may be accepted by the Board Clerk.

    Three propositions will also be presented to the voters.  See page 10 & 11 of the Budget Brochure for details. 


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  • Free Technology Training Resource

    Atomic Learning available free of charge for district residents.

    Evolving technology can be a challenge for even the most tech-savvy parent, and if parents don't understand the technology used by their children, how can they support their students?
    With a district-wide Atomic Learning subscription, parents and residents receive access to the complete training library at no additional cost—allowing them to stay connected, learn about the technology being used by students, and improve their own skills. Topics include; Internet Safety, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Apps and much more.
    For a username and password to access Atomic Learning please contact Rob Carte at rcarte@voorheesville.org


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    Voorheesville Elementary SchoolTop Workplace

    Awarded Top Workplace Two Years In a Row
    Two million employees were surveyed throughout the country.

    6000 organizations Nationwide are asked to participate. 700 in Albany Area.

    Voorheesville Elementary School is considered a "small" company (124 or fewer employees). 
    The school placed 3rd of 25 (the largest category is small companies)!

    Only 50 organizations in the area were recognized of the 700 that were asked to participate in a climate survey.

    The ranking system is based upon the leadership, core values, and connection to one another within an organization. 


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  • New Superintendent Announced

    On Monday, April 13, 2015, the Board of Education appointed a new superintendent to begin on July 1, following the retirement of the current superintendent, Dr. Teresa Thayer Snyder.  

    Brian Hunt graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in History. He graduated from Wesleyan University, with an M.A. in Social Sciences.  He received state certification as a Social Studies Teacher from Siena College.

    Mr. Hunt taught High School Social Studies here at Clayton A. Bouton and at Duanesburg H.S for 13 years. He received his certification as a school district administrator from The College of Saint Rose. He worked as an Elementary Principal for 8 years in the Mohonasen and Schalmont Districts.

    Mr. Hunt has been Superintendent of the Edmeston School District for the past four years.


    His personal interests are exercise, running, playing music, and reading history books. He and his wife, Deb, a teacher in Schalmont, look forward to joining the Voorheesville Community. 


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  • School Budget Information Available 
    At the April 13, 2015 Board of Education meeting the Board approved a proposed 2015-2016 budget of $23,149,718. This represents an increase of $436,110 from 2014-2015 or a 1.92% budget increase. The tax levy increase is 1.88%, and is under the Tax Cap as outlined by New York State. The vote on the budget and proposed propositions takes place on May 19, 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Middle School Foyer.
    Please click here to see the latest proposal.: 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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