Sunday, February 25, 2018

Voyager Academy High School News, Feb. 25, 2018


GO VIKINGS GO!

2018-19 COURSE SELECTION TAKES PLACE MONDAY 2/26! 

Freshman and Sophomore students will login to their PowerSchool accounts during Advisory on Monday, 2/26. They will select the 8 courses in which they would like to enroll during 2018-19 (with 2 alternates). 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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JUNIORS TAKE THE ACT THIS TUESDAY, FEB. 27

VAHS juniors will take the ACT exam this Tuesday Feb. 27, beginning at 8:45.

All juniors must arrive to school by 8:40 and report directly to the gym.

We have a special extended, 1-hour Advisory session on Monday (2/26), during which juniors will be preparing for the ACT using APEX. Good luck to all!


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LOCKDOWN DRILL 

On Monday, Feb. 26, all faculty will receive a refresher session on the lockdown procedure at VAHS. This will be followed by a lockdown drill within one week.


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PARENTS:  SIGN UP TO RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES FROM THE SCHOOL

Click below for subscription instructions for your student’s grade.

Class of 2019
Class of 2020

Class of 2021


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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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VOYAGER WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM BREAKS ANOTHER RECORD
The Varsity Women’s basketball team broke a school record yet again by making it to the state tournament. They travelled this past Tuesday to Manteo, a town in the outer banks. After a four hour bus ride, the ladies fought hard against the Redskins. Unfortunately, the game did not end in their favor. The ladies are already looking forward to next season, however, using this record-breaking year as momentum to go even farther in the future! Go Vikings Go!

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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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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


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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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IMPORTANT DATES


Date
Event
March 5-9
High School Midterms:
- Mar. 6 -- Pds. 1 and 3
- Mar. 7 -- Pds 2 and 4
EOC- TE21 Benchmark
March 9
End of the first half of the Spring semester
March 12
- NO CLASSES: Parent/teacher conference day
- 6PM--AP English info. Session for rising juniors and seniors
March 13
NO CLASSES -- teacher workday
March 17

The PROM!
This year’s theme…
The Great Gatsby
March 19
Report cards distributed in Advisory
March 26
- Full Day (no early
 release)
- Project Exhibition Night!
April 23-27
High School EOC TE21 Benchmark
May 7-18
High School AP Exams
May 21-25
High School Final Exams: EOC/NCFE/CTE
May 25
Last day of VAHS classes


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