Sunday, March 18, 2018

Voyager Academy High School News, March 18, 2018



GO VIKINGS GO!

THANK YOU FOR A BEAUTIFUL AND SUCCESSFUL PROM!


Flappers, suspenders and fedoras filled the evening at this Saturday’s Great Gatsby themed prom.  By all accounts, students had a wonderful and memorable time. We send a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the faculty members who made it possible--from planning to cleanup! In particular, we thank VAHS Math teacher and leader of the Prom Committee, Yen Nguyen, who was the driving force behind this beautiful event.  Thank you all!



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REPORT CARDS 

Just a reminder that report cards are to be handed out during March 19th Advisory. They cover all activity up to and including March 9th.

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COME TO PROJECT EXHIBITION NIGHT

The Voyager Academy community is warmly invited to Spring 2018  Voyager Academy High School Project Exhibition Night.  Come see student projects in action and in full display, as we celebrate Project Based Learning.  Exhibition Night takes place at the high school on Monday March 26, 5:30--7:00pm.  (Check this space in the future for a descriptive list of the exhibits.)


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HELP NEEDED FOR UPCOMING INTERVIEW PROJECT AT THE HIGH SCHOOL, TUESDAY, APRIL 17TH

The project will give all of Mr. Baker's Personal Finance students the chance to participate in a job interview. Ideal helpers would be real employers who might actually be interested in hiring a high schooler right now or during the summer, but any adult with interviewing experience (or just the free time to volunteer to help us in the middle of the school day) would be very much appreciated! Any adults in the Voyager Family who would be willing and able to help with this Interview Project, please contact Mr. Baker at dbaker@voyageracademy.net.

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CAP AND GOWN ORDERS FOR SENIORS

The sales Rep. for Herff Jones will be at VAHS during lunch on Monday March 26 to deliver the caps and gowns that have been ordered. There are still many seniors who have not ordered. Please be sure to order caps and gowns through the Herff Jones website as soon as possible.

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADVERTISE IN OUR YEARBOOK?

Do you own a business? If so, the Voyager Academy yearbook is a great way to let people know about your business! In the yearbook there is an ad section dedicated to businesses, and the business card ads start at only $50! What does this do? Ads in the yearbook draw attention to your business while supporting our yearbook production. Last year alone Voyager Academy had 4 pages full of ads purchased by businesses around the triangle. This year we plan on exceeding this goal along with helping your business! To purchase ad space in the yearbook, simply go to the Voyager website and follow the links. Email Ms. Kreisman at mkreisman@voyageracademy.net if you have any problems.  We hope to see your business featured in our yearbook!

Donations are still accepted as well.  Gold $50, Platinum $30 and Silver level is only $20.  Make all checks payable to "Jostens" and deliver/mail to the school.

-Voyager Yearbook Staff

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VAHS CHORUS PERFORMS FOR ALL VOYAGER STUDENTS

On Tuesday, March 20, the VAHS Chorus will sing for all Voyager Academy students in 3 performances the VAHS gym.  This is to give them a cheerleading send-off to Orlando, FL where they compete in the national competition March 22 - 26. They will perform in three different assemblies: Elementary-10:30am; High-11:35am; & Middle-2:00pm.

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SUPPORT VOYAGER LACROSSE!!

Support Voyager Lacrosse! We will be having a fundraising night at Silver Spoon Restaurant on March 21 from 5:00-8:00. Please join us! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

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STUDENT COUNCIL

There will be a Student Council meeting Wednesday, March 21st, at 8:15 in the art room. This meeting is for officers and representatives. Please bring ideas for a spring service project.

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ARE YOU A STUDENT WHO WANTS TO TAKE AN AP ENGLISH COURSE NEXT YEAR?  

Is your child a rising Junior or Senior? Is s/he interested in registering for AP Language and Composition or AP Literature? If so, please join us at 6:00 pm on the evening of Monday March 19th in Room 149. Students and teachers will be putting on a short information session on the two AP English courses offered here at Voyager. Bring your questions! We hope to see you there.

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AP LANGUAGE REVIEW SESSIONS!

The time has come to begin reviewing for the AP Exam being held in mid May. If you were enrolled in Ms. Barber's AP Language and Composition class in the Fall you are invited to join her after school for the following sessions. Attend whatever session would be serve your needs for the length of time you need! If you cannot make a meeting, but want assistance, reach out to Ms. Barber at mbarber@voyageracademy.net.

4/11

How to write a quality thesis
4/18

Breaking down the prompt; Roadmap to your paper
4/25

Quality evidence and analysis
5/2

Multiple choice practice


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CONGRATULATIONS TO OLIVIA WILLIAMS

Congratulations goes out to Olivia Williams on a very successful dinner for the homeless at Urban Ministries.  Olivia arranged for spaghetti, garlic bread, bananas and brownies to be served to 198 homeless people here in Durham.   Thanks also goes out to those of you who were able to help her have a successful night! (Thomas Johnson, Tom Kijrattanakarn, Ashley Smith, Christian Jimmerson, Carter Mills, Mr. Williams, Mrs. Williams, and Mr. Manuel) That is twice already this year!  

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CONGRATULATIONS TO JORDAN KING

Congratulations to Jordan King for another super successful blood drive!  We shortened the hours and she still managed to get 32 pints of blood donated to the American Red Cross!  Thanks also goes out to those of you who were able to donate! With a total of 61 pints of blood donated this year, Voyager Academy will receive a $250 scholarship which will be given to a senior to be used toward furthering their education!  Thanks again Jordan. Without your hard work, this would not have been possible.

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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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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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DISCOVER YOUR HAPPY VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP

Happy people are healthier, live longer, earn more money, and do better in school and life, but studies show that two out of three American teens are stressed and many don’t know how to handle it. Join LG and Discovery Education on the Discover Your Happy Virtual Field Trip on March 20 at 1 p.m. EDT to address this critical issue with Experience Happiness, an exciting new initiative designed to teach students that happiness is a learnable skill. Learn how happiness impacts our physiology and psychology from the experts at The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. Learn about the science behind happiness and how it can be achieved at home and in school. Interested students should see Ms. O'Kane to sign up and receive a pass to attend the Virtual Field Trip.  


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DATE
EVENT
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
High School Final Exams: EOC/NCFE/CTE
May 25
Last day of VAHS classes

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