Superintendent of Schools

March 17, 2023

Hello Everyone, 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. I hope your children enjoyed the two days off this week. Hopefully, we have a full week of school ahead starting on Monday!

We are excited about the many student accomplishments that have recently occurred. Last weekend our VSHS Performing Arts students had an amazing presentation of Titanic, The Musical. The talented performers, musicians, and stage crew came together to create a wonderful experience for our community. In addition, the entire VSH Gymnasium was packed last evening for the District Orchestra concert. There were over 500 student performers and close to 1500 people in attendance! Over 70 VSHS students recently participated in the state DECA competition, and 16 students qualified for the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida in April. Our Robotics team is in the midst of spring competitions, with an important Finger Lakes Regional event this weekend. Finally, Just this afternoon, our Varsity Boys Basketball team won their semi-final match at the NY State Tournament and will be playing in the NY State Championship game tomorrow night at Glens Falls! 

This week is another busy week. On Monday we have the VSH/VJH Band/Wind Ensemble concert and on Wednesday we have the VSH/VJH Choir concert. Tuesday evening is our March Town Hall on Facebook Live. I am hoping to talk to some of the students on our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee about their work this year and may have some other special guests. In addition to Tuesday’s Town Hall, we will update the community on our proposed 2023-24 school budget at the Budget Workshop on Thursday, March 23rd starting at 6:30 pm. This workshop will also be livestreamed.

Finally, Tuesday, March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. World Down Syndrome Day is an annual celebration and global awareness day officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. The purpose is to raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities. We celebrate inclusivity at VCS and will continue to emphasize the teaching of empathy, inclusiveness, and the strength of diversity within our community. The following website will give you more information about this year’s theme, “Lots of Socks.”

Have a great weekend and please reach out if you have any questions. 

With gratitude, 

Tim Terranova,

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