Monday, January 15, 2018

Voyager Academy High School News, Jan. 15, 2018

SPIRIT WEEK AND HOMECOMING!


B U L L E T I N:

Due to inclement weather, Spirit Week and the Homecoming dance are going to be rescheduled. This will be done within the next week.  Please continue to check this space for details.
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OVERGRAD: A FREE AND POWERFUL COLLEGE AND CAREER PLANNING TOOL FOR STUDENTS
VAHS students are strongly encouraged to log into their Overgrad accounts and explore college and career pathways and opportunities.

What is Overgrad?
Overgrad is a free college-and-career readiness tool for students, schools and parents, for grades 8-12. Overgrad guides and assists students in creating a 4-year high school academic plan to help them achieve their career and/or college goals, as well as search and plan for career and college opportunities.

Using Overgrad, a student can ...

  • Craft a 4-year high school academic plan
  • Learn about different careers, matching these with the student’s interests and aspirations
  • Position him/herself academically to enter the career of choice
  • Find the right college/university using the comprehensive data provided by Overgrad
  • Get valuable college application assistance
  • Much more!
For more info. go to overgrad.com, or...
Click on this link for a video tour of Overgrad.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
During the January 22nd Advisory Session, 9th-11th graders will log in and complete their "Course Planner" Students are encouraged to get a head start and begin completing it NOW!

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JOIN THE H.S. CHORUS AT FREDDY’S OF DURHAM 


Join us for dinner at Freddy's of Durham (Watkins Rd. location) on THURSDAY, JANUARY 18th, 5-9pm. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the High School Music Program to help offset costs for upcoming competition trips!

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VOYAGER ACADEMY CHORUS PROGRAM'S 2ND ANNUAL MATTRESS SALE FUNDRAISER!!! 


*****Save the date******
Saturday, January 27th, 2017
10am-5pm -- Voyager's Elementary Gym

Name brand (Beautyrest) mattress sets will be sold at 30-50% below retail prices. These are all top quality mattresses with full factory warranties. All sizes and price ranges. Delivery is available. Floor models will be displayed in the elementary school gym (4210 Ben Franklin Blvd, Durham).

The SALE is ONE DAY ONLY!!!
Every purchase benefits the chorus program!
 

Free sheet set with any mattress purchase (mention this email or bring this flyer!) Check out this message from Ms. Hobgood, VAHS Choral Director.


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FREE ACT CLASS

An ACT prep class is available at Voyager. Classes being held on Wednesdays January 17 through February 28. Class time is 4:05 PM - 5:25 PM, and will be held in Coach Robinson's classroom. Class size is limited to the first ten students who sign up with Ms. Hendriks (front office). All students must purchase 'Kaplan's ACT Prep 2018' book. It is available at Barnes and Noble, and on Amazon in soft-cover and for Kindle. 


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ENGLISH 1 STUDENTS PERFORM, AND YOU’RE INVITED!

Greetings and Happy New Year! The students in English I for the Spring semester are off to a great start and will be hosting their first, of hopefully many class events, on January 18th. Each class will hold their own event during their class period (1st, 3rd, or 4th). The event is a Poetry Open Mic Event in which students will display their knowledge and skills of word choice and public speaking. If you have a student in English I this semester or would just like to join us we welcome visitors to come by the commons on that day to enjoy some great poetry and celebrate the wonderful start and success of our students. Please let Ms. Taylor know if you would like to attend via email mtaylor@voyageracademy.net by January 16th. Hope to see you there and thank you for your continued support of our students!

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CHECK OUT THE VIKING TIDE, THE VAHS NEWSPAPER 


Dear Voyager Community:
Follow the high school student newspaper, The Viking Tide. You can get to The Viking Tide at http://thevikingtide.wordpress.com or follow us on Twitter: @thevikingtide. This is a great way to support student writing and student voice!

Also, English teachers are still helping with college essays during College Essay Workshop every Thursday until 4:30. We look forward to working with your students.

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THE SERVICE LAUREATE: VAHS STUDENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND AWARDS


Please be reminded that VAHS students may still graduate with distinction of Service Laureate! Please click here to learn more about how the VAHS Service Laureate works, including how and where to submit volunteer hours.

VAHS students may also be interested in applying for the Mayor’s Award (Service Laureate hours may apply). The Mayor's Award gives Triangle area students the opportunity to learn and serve their community in a meaningful way. Students who complete the required number of volunteer hours at area nonprofits during summer break are recognized by the Mayor at a ceremony in the fall. Each year over 32,000 hours of community service are performed throughout the Triangle Area thanks to students who are earning the Mayor's Award!

Click here to learn more about the Mayor’s Award.

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FCA

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meets bright and early on Wednesday mornings before school at 7:30 am in D124. No need to be a Christian, or an Athlete :) All are welcome.