Sunday, April 22, 2018

Voyager Academy High School News, April 22, 2018


GO VIKINGS GO!


GRADUATION TICKETS

Hard to believe, but the time is getting near that our Seniors will be strolling the VAHS hallways for the last time.

 
Please read thoroughly, and return this form (completed) to Ms. Hendriks by noon of Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

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MS. TAYLOR IS THE VOYAGER ACADEMY OUTSTANDING YOUNG EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR!

Congratulations to Meghan Taylor of VAHS.  She has been selected as Outstanding Young Educator of the Year at Voyager Academy.  Voyager Academy is extremely lucky to have someone as dedicated to her students and to the community, as Ms. Taylor.  She does everything she can to ensure that ALL of her students succeed. And congratulations to the OYE’s of VAMS and VAES as well!

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HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS AUDITIONS FOR 2018-19

High School chorus auditions for the 2018-19 school year will take place on Monday, May 7th, 2-5pm for placement in either Bull City Lights or Vocal Affinity! See attached flyer for all the details.

**NEW ALTERNATE DATE ADDED**
Tuesday, May 8th, 4-5:30pm
Due to Honor Society rehearsal & ceremony at the middle school on Monday...this alternate date has been added as an option for rising 9th graders & only for extenuating circumstances for rising 10th-12th graders...please email Mrs. Hobgood if you have a conflict with Monday & need to attend the alternate day.



Questions?  Contact HS Choral Director Jenny Hobgood: jhobgood@voyageracademy.net

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JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF STORIES, SONGS & LAUGHTER!
Nashville Songwriters Night @ DPAC on Friday, April 27th:
A Benefit Concert for Kidznotes, NC Boy's Academy &  Voyager Academy Friends of the Arts! (Sponsored by QDR & WRAL-TV.)

Tickets on sale at Ticketmaster or from the DPAC Box Office



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SUMMER MUSIC CAMP @ VOYAGER (4TH - 12TH GRADERS)

Register now for Voyager's Carolina Show Choir Camp!
WHEN: Monday June 25-Friday June 29th, 9am-4pm daily with showcase performance on Friday!


For more info., contact HS Choral Director, Jenny Hobgood: jhobgood@voyageracademy.net


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F - O - R - E !!  PLAY IN THE VA BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT ON APRIL 28

The annual Voyager Academy Golf Tournament fundraiser will be on Saturday April 28 (8:00am).  Come have some fun while raising funds for the school.


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AP HUGE!  

AP Human Geography review sessions will meet from 7:30-8:30am on Wednesdays in room D125. Students are highly encouraged to attend, to increase their chances for a good score on the AP exam!  Questions? Please contact Mr. Mills.

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VOYAGER ACADEMY MARKETER$ PRODUCE A COMMERCIAL

The Marketeer$ used their knowledge of promotion, and marketing information management, to create a viral marketing campaign for the new Voyager Academy sports field.  


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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.

4/25

Quality evidence and analysis
5/2

Multiple choice practice


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VIKING NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY NEWS


NHS held its induction ceremony on Friday April 27th, 2018 in the VAHS gym. Thank you to all the parents and families that came out to help share in this event. We welcomed in thirty-six new members, many from the first ever 10th grade induction class. We also invited our thirty-nine current members to reaffirm their commitment to the NHS. A small reception was held afterwards in the commons where the new members were able to speak with current members and share ideas for new service projects. I would like to send out a special thank you to the NHS officers, Katerina Lamm, Layne Christensen, Devan Desai, and Lama Khachab for all their hard work this year. Also special thanks go out to John Paynter (NHS Senior) for leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance and Abdallah Abumuais (NHS Senior) for presenting in the vice president's absence. It is going to be an exciting time for NHS here at Voyager be sure to watch the website for details.
 
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, 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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DATE
EVENT
April 23-27
High School EOC TE21 Benchmark
April 27
May 7-18
High School AP Exams
May 18
Senior Breakfast at Voyager field (rain location is MS gym)
May 21-25
High School Final Exams: EOC/NCFE/CTE
May 25
Last day of VAHS classes
May 29
Graduation Day!


OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION
FOR AND ABOUT VAHS