Counseling Department Reminder: Mental Health Resources are Available

Student safety is the number one priority of the Voorheesville Counseling Department, and students may reach out for assistance with mental health issues at any time. The VCSD Counseling Department has resources available to students while they are at school and has experience with navigating access to community resources. Students who would like help may …

Reintroduced English Elective Brings Both Rigor and Creativity to Students

Shannon Spollen’s Create Writing classes give junior and senior class members a supportive yet challenging way to get comfortable with writing. The class, which the VCSD English Department recently reintroduced as a half-credit elective, is taking students from fairy tales to AI, all while preparing them for college and careers. Spollen says many students enter …

Empowering Student Voices: Student Government to Contribute to School’s Instagram Account

  VCSD is launching an initiative to amplify student voices on the district’s Instagram account. As part of this program, members of the Student Government Club will have the opportunity to craft and share engaging social media posts, giving students a platform to share their school experiences with the community.  Superintendent Frank Macri says it’s …

Career and Technical Education Spotlight: Emily Grace Michaud

Emily Grace Michaud, a senior from Voorheesville, aspires to a career working in a construction union. “I hope to do framing, definitely something hands-on and working with wood,” she said. “I like working with wood. I actually chose building trades because I want to go into the industry and there aren’t a lot of women …

Enhancing Communication with SchoolMessenger App

As the Voorheesville School District continues to prioritize seamless communication between schools and families, it is important for parents and guardians to be aware of all options available to receive timely updates. While many people already receive essential information via email, the SchoolMessenger smartphone app provides another convenient way to stay on top of important …

Soaring Higher Together: Introducing BIRDS Motto and Video

VCSD is unveiling a new motto to reflect the values of the school community: BIRDS – Be Inclusive, Responsible, Determined, Strong. Superintendent Frank Macri says the meaning of the BIRDS motto came from the students themselves.  “In the spring of 2022, the District Advisory Committee (a shared decision-making group composed of staff, students, and parents) …

Famous Coach Helps Students Examine Social-Emotional Effects of Sports Rivalries

On Oct. 10, David Lawrence’s Sports in Society class virtually hosted Cortland State’s Head Football Coach, Curt Fitzpatrick, as a speaker. Fitzpatrick discussed the longstanding rivalry between Cortland State and Ithaca in the world of football and its effect on the community. The session taught students about the emotional and psychological dynamics behind athletic rivalries. …

Clayton A. Bouton Achieves Gold Status on AP School Honor Roll

Clayton A. Bouton High School has secured Gold status on the AP® School Honor Roll for the 2022-23 academic year. The College Board bestowed the recognition based on student enrollment and successes in Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The College Board bases the award on a school’s “college-bound culture” and ability to provide students with opportunities …

Introducing New Assistant Principal and DEI Liaison Brianna Olsen

VCSD is pleased to introduce our new Assistant Principal for both middle and high school, who will also serve as our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Liaison. Olsen has over 16 years of experience in the education field, with a background in school psychology and certification as a behavioral analyst. As a resident of our …

Capture the Memories: Clayton A. Bouton Yearbook Sales Now Open

Yearbook sales are now LIVE at Clayton A. Bouton. It is easy to secure a copy. How to Purchase To purchase this year’s Torch, go to yearbookforever.com. When prompted to enter the school name, type “Clayton,” and our high school will be the first option.  Tiered Pricing Program $35 until Nov.1, 2023 $40 until Jan.1, …

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