Monday, September 25, 2017

Voyager Academy Middle School News Sept. 24, 2017

Dear VAMS  Families,
This week the middle school staff was treated to a second luncheon.  The food was delicious (as always)!!!!  The staff enjoyed lunch with their team as many of you provided lunch coverage for the teachers.   Thanks to all of you who spent time cooking, cleaning, serving, and covering classes.   By the way, there are a few crockpots in the workroom!

Conference Day is Friday, Sept. 29.  You should have heard from your child’s teacher by now regarding the conference schedule.  If you have not heard from the teacher and you want or need to have a conference, please contact the teacher so you can get on their schedule. 

Election week was full of campaign speeches!  We were very proud of all of the candidates. Our Student Council officers met on Tuesday to begin planning for the year.  The students will participate in many service projects.  On Thursday, they plan to sell snack items during lunch.  The money they collect will be used to purchase gift cards to send to Smith Academy in Houston, Texas.   Our officers are:  President - Jacob O'Keefe; VP – Andrew Holland; Secretary – Stone Parton; Treasurer – Kate Flintom; Service Coordinator – Allison Miller; Press and Public Relation Officer  – Riley Fernandez, and Technology Officer – Lauren King.    The officers and the class representatives meet Monday to begin their work.
If you have been keeping up with the weekly newsletter you know Mrs. Paynter has been in communication with the principal at Smith Academy.  They have several families who lost everything!  We are collecting Target, Walmart, and Amazon gift cards to send to the principal so items can be purchased for the families. Thanks to those of you who have already donated gift cards.  You still have time---we are collecting through September 29!

Fall Break Basketball Skills Camp
Voyager Basketball Coach Mike Huff is offering a 3-day basketball skills camp for boys and girls in grades 3-8 Monday-Wednesday of fall break.  Camp runs from 9:00-12:00, with early dropoff available for a small extra fee.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Coach Huff at

We are in need of umbrellas for carline.  If you have an umbrella you do not need or willing to purchase an umbrella, we would certainly appreciate your donation.  Please send to Mrs. Johnson’s office.  Thanks so much!

8th Grade---Our 8th graders are learning about physical and chemical changes, understanding the steps for solving equalities in math, discussing current events and Legacy in social studies, how to effectively support a claim about a topic in language arts, and finishing their project and going through a peer edit in core connections.  As I made my rounds today, it was obvious that 8th graders are being challenged in all curriculum areas.  Their responsibility is to rise to the challenge and put forth their best effort in their learning process!

Important Dates:
Monday, Sept. 25        Soccer vs Falls Lake Academy, 6:00 pm at Northern High field
Tuesday, Sept. 26        Soccer at Vance Charter, 4:30
Tuesday, Sept. 26        Volleyball at Vance Charter, 4:30
Thursday, Sept. 28       Fifth Grade Science Benchmark
Friday, Sept. 29           Volleyball vs Kestrel Heights, home, 4:30
Friday, Sept. 29           Tennis at Cary Christian School, 2:30
Friday, Sept. 29           Fall Conference Day

Enjoy the weekend,

Gwen Johnson
Voyager Middle School