Sunday, February 18, 2018

Voyager Academy High School News, Feb. 18, 2018

HOW PARENTS CAN BE INVOLVED IN 2018-19 COURSE SELECTION
 
Freshman and Sophomore students began working on their Course Planners in their Overgrad accounts during Advisory on Monday. They used Overgrad to complete their high school Course Planners.


Parents are encouraged to review their students' 2018-19 course selection progress.

Overgrad is an extremely useful tool for high school, career and and college planning. We hope that all families get involved to make the best educational decisions for our students!

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THANK YOU TO PARENTS AND THE PTO FOR AN AWESOME STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK


The Voyager Academy High School Staff thanks all of our wonderful parents and PTO volunteers for an amazing Staff Appreciation Week! The lunch, snacks and donations are very much appreciated and enjoyed! Thank you all!


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YOU CAN HELP SAVE A LIFE...VOYAGER HOSTS A BLOOD DRIVE ON MARCH 1


We will be hosting another blood drive on March 1st in the Commons Room of the High School from 10 am until 2:30 pm. Please use the poster to sign up or send an email to Mr. Mills at jmills@voyageracademy.net or see Jordan King to get registered. Every drop helps save lives!


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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WRESTLING PROGRAM, AND OUR NEW STATE CHAMPION!

 
Senior Isaiah Bryant placed 3rd in the state at 132 pound weight class. Junior, and new State Champion, Jacari Deal claimed the 170 pound championship with a dominating 3-0 decision in the finals. We can't say enough about how successful Coach (and VAHS Math Teacher) Mattew Hall has been with our wrestling program. His wrestlers are champions both on and off the mat!


Jacari Deal is victorious




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ANY INTEREST IN PLAYING FOR THE GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL TEAM?


Any girls interested in playing Volleyball for the 2018-2019 School Year please meet in Ms. Taylor's Room, A152, on Tuesday, February 20th during lunch.

 

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MS BARBER’S ENGLISH CLASS TAKEN TO AN AWARD WINNING PLAY

Ms. Barber and her Junior English classes headed to Greensboro this week to attend a live production of A Raisin in the Sun. The cast was made up of both local and New York actors. It was fun for all of them to see a play they had studied come to life in a black box style theatre. After the show, students dined at local restaurants including a crafted taco joint to a cat cafe! This was a wonderful experience that got the students out into the community in order to grow their interest and study in English.




 
 
 
 

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FLU SEASON IS HERE 

 
Flu season is here! Your child's high school teachers would greatly appreciate donations of Kleenex, hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes. Please consider donating. Thank you!

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STUDENTS TO RECEIVE FREE CHECKING ACCOUNTS 

 
Vision Financial Credit Union is coming to Voyager Wednesday, Feb. 21st, from 3:45-4:45 pm and will be helping students open up FREE Student Checking Accounts in room A148! This opportunity is open to all students (not just High School, and not just Personal Finance students). Any student under 18 will need a parent or guardian on the account with them. To open an account you will need to bring two forms of ID (one must be a social security card or a copy of one), and a minimum initial deposit of $25. The set-up fee will be waived, and students can even sign up for free checks! This is a great way for students to learn about managing their money. Contact Mr. Baker (dbaker@voyageracademy.net) with any questions.

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VIKING NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY NEWS 

 
NHS is excited to announce the launch of our new website! You can access the website from the VAHS homepage or simply click here and bookmark it for future viewing. We are excited to be working with the VAES again to bring back the “Buddy Program” in which the students can work in the classrooms with students and teachers and build lasting relationships. We are getting ready to work with the Ronald McDonald house here in Durham to serve meals to families in April or May. We recently worked with the Woodward family to coordinate the sending of much needed supplies to those affected by the hurricane in Puerto Rico and we would like to thank everyone who donated.

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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT STUDENT HEALTH 

 
As you may or may not be aware, “vaping” and/or "juuling"(the use of E-cigarettes) has become an unhealthy trend among children and young adults, from middle through high school nationwide. As the safety and health of our students is a top priority at VAHS, all students received a presentation on Feb. 13th about the effects of this unhealthy activity, as well as the Voyager Academy consequences.

To see the presentation that the students received this morning, please click here. Parents/guardians are encouraged to reinforce this very important message at home.

As always, thank you so much for your continued support.

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THE 2018 VOYAGER ACADEMY H.S. PROM! 

 
Date: March 17, 2018
Time: 8:00pm -- Midnight
Location: 3800 Hillsborough Rd., Durham, Hilton’s University Ballroom
Theme: The Great Gatsby

Price: Jan. $50/single, $90/couple; Feb. $55/single, $100/couple, March $60/single, $110/couple

Click here for all the FUN details!!

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THANK YOU FROM THE STUDENT COUNCIL 

 
On behalf of the Student Council. thank you to all the parents who helped make last week's dance such a success. The students had a wonderful time!

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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!

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