Announcing… The 3rd Annual Founding Partners Campaign
Dear Families, Teachers and Community Members:
Two years ago, the Voorhees High School Education Foundation encouraged students, teachers, families and community members to join together to enhance educational opportunities at Voorhees High School. The call for your support has been a resounding success! We are pleased to report the results of your dedication and generosity as we kick off the 3rd Annual Founding Partners Campaign:
- $49,500 raised in twenty-four months
- $19,406 in educational technology, equipment & materials donated to VHS
- Conor Scott and Karah Conroy Scholarships established with $3,000 awarded to date
- Purchased a Makerbot 3-D Printer
- The Math, English, Social Studies, Music, Physical Education, Fine and Performing Arts Departments have benefited from VHSEF donations; details can be found under “Our Accomplishments“
Thanks to the collaborative efforts of our students, teachers, families and community, we have been able to enhance the learning experience at VHS. We look forward to building on our past successes and providing additional opportunities as we enter the new year. Our goals for 2015 include:
- Expanding our Teacher Grant Program
- Providing additional scholarship opportunities
- Create a state-of-the-art interactive classroom and computer lab – details will be announced early in 2015
To help build on our success and achieve the goals detailed above, we are announcing our 3rd Annual Founding Partners Campaign. Donations of $100 and above will be memorialized on our donor recognition wall, which will be placed in a prominent location in the school. We plan to dedicate the donor wall in 2015.
A donation form is attached here for your convenience. Every donation helps provide education enhancements for students at Voorhees High School.
We appreciate your consideration and continued support of the students and teachers at VHS.
Chris Sickels, President Califon
Mike Walsh, Vice President Lebanon Township
Kay Daughters-Musnuff, Treasurer High Bridge
Jim Helriegel, Assistant Treasurer Lebanon
Jill Fuerst, Secretary Tewksbury
Cheryl Drzewoszewski, Assistant Secretary Hampton
November 19, 2014 – The VHSEF is pleased to announce its donation of $9,095 towards the purchase of Theater Drapes for the auditorium stage. This donation was approved/accepted by the Board of Education at their November meeting.
“I am so appreciative of the money to replace the damaged old drapery. It has needed to be done for quite some time now, and will greatly improve the look of all events that occur in the theater.”
Nancy Lomas-Reynolds, Director of the VHS Drama Club.
Our sincere thanks to all for your participation and support in our second annual Zombie 5K held on September 28, 2014. Each of you helped make this event fun, safe and very successful!
Please save the date – VHSEF’s 2015 Zombie 5K Sunday, September 27th, 2015 at Spruce Run Reservoir.
As our thanks, please accept these guest passes compliments of our lead sponsor,
What an awesome day for a race!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our second annual Zombie 5K, and for supporting the students of Voorhees High School. Congratulations to our winners: First Place – Robert Whitney, Second Place – Matthew Vera, and Third Place – Nick Fabbrone. The support we received from VHS teachers, staff and administrators was outstanding – not to mention our VHS Drama Club Zombies!
The VHSEF is grateful to our lead sponsor, Hunterdon Health & Wellness Centers; our gold sponsors, Custom Alloy Corporation, Glen Gardner Women’s Club, Sintan Technologies, and Sharon Groben Weichert Realtors, and Shop Rite of Clinton who generously donated all the post-race refreshments, and the many other volunteers, community members and sponsors who helped make the race a huge success!
We thank you and hope to see you all next year!
Zombies to invade 5K at Spruce Run in Clinton Twp.
The Second Annual Zombie 5K Run will take place at Spruce Run Recreation Area in Clinton Township, this Sunday, Sept. 28. Runners and walkers can pre-register online at www.VHSEF.org until midnight on Friday, Sept. 26.
Walk-up registrations begin at noon on Sunday, with the race starting at 2 p.m. The pre-registration fee is $20 and the walk-up registration fee is $25, students can participate for $20. The first 300 registrants will receive a cinch sack and T-shirt. Post-race refreshments will be provided for all registrants.
There will be live music for all to enjoy and the Kiwanis Club of North Hunterdon – Clinton will be selling food throughout the event.
The 5K course will include a cemetery scene. Runners will enter Spruce Run Cemetery where they will encounter a toxic waste spill. The toxic spill has disastrous consequences, re-animating the dead and creating an army of Zombies. Runners who are able to outsmart the Zombies will be permitted to exit the cemetery and make their way to the finish line, where relieved family and friends will be cheering on survivors.
Voorhees High School (VHS) students and staff will transform into Zombies, Voorhees High School principal Ron Peterson will be among the living dead. The Voorhees High School Drama Club, led by Nancy Reynolds, will be providing make up for the Zombies.
The Second Annual Zombie 5K Run is presented by the Voorhees High School Education Foundation and sponsored by the Hunterdon Health and Wellness Centers in Clinton and Whitehouse Station. The Red Mill Museum’s Haunted Village will be providing decorations and props for the 5K course.
The VHSEF Zombie 5k is Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Spruce Run Recreation Area, Clinton, NJ. The event opens at 12:00 noon; race begins at 2 pm. Pre-register TODAY!
Video produced by VHSTV
RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! Register for the Zombie 5K hosted by the Voorhees High School Education Foundation to be held on Sunday, September 28th. As runners make their way through the lush grounds of the Spruce Run Recreation Area in Clinton, New Jersey, Zombies will be lurking nearby. Both runners and walkers will enjoy this scenic, mostly flat 5K course. The Zombie 5K is a family- friendly event, and is great fun for all ages!
The event opens at 12:00 noon; race begins at 2 pm. Post-run prizes, refreshments and music will be available. The 2014 Zombie 5K is presented by the VHSEF. Free T-shirt guaranteed to the first 300 registrants.
Fee for pre-registration is $20, day of race registration fee is $25.
Last year’s event…
Photo courtesy of Christine Walsh
On September 29th, 350 runners participated in our inaugural Zombie 5K Run. Approximately $9,300 was raised to benefit educational programs at VHS, and help shape resourceful and committed future leaders of our community. The afternoon event included post-run prizes, food and a live band. The first place winner of the 5K was a member of the Voorhees High School track team.
“We are grateful for the support of our registrants and volunteers who helped make the event fun, safe and successful by supporting our students and our community”, said Foundation President Chris Sickels. The VHS Drama Department provided an amazing team of zombies lead by their own Principal Zombie, Ron Peterson.
The VHSEF would also like to thank its generous sponsors: Our lead sponsor – the Hunterdon Health and Wellness Centers of Clinton and Whitehouse Station, Sintan Technologies and Whitestone Associates. Refreshments were donated by Shop Rite of Clinton.
Save the Date! Next year’s 5K is scheduled for Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Spruce Run Recreation Area!
Zombies never say YOLO so you’d better run. If you think you have what it takes to survive, register for the Zombie 5K Run hosted by the Voorhees High School Education Foundation. “In the spirit of Halloween, the Zombie 5K Run will be an opportunity to prove what you’re made of while having fun and supporting our students and our community,” said Foundation President Chris Sickels.
As runners make their way through the lush grounds of Spruce Run Recreation Area, Zombies will be lurking throughout the course, hiding behind trees, bushes and rocks. Runners who outsmart the Zombies and make it to the finish line are survivors.
The race is on Sunday, Sept. 29, at Spruce Run. The cost is $20 and registration the day of the event starts at noon; race begins at 2 p.m. Pre-registration is now open and a free T-shirt and cinch sack is guaranteed to the first 100 registrants. Post-run prizes, refreshments and music will be available. To register early, visit vhsef.org (VHSEF Zombie 5K) or contact Mike Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-347-4266. Donations to the VHSEF are also gladly accepted.
The 2013 Zombie 5K is presented by the VHSEF and sponsored by the Hunterdon Health and Wellness Centers located in Clinton and Whitehouse Station.