Sunday, August 26, 2018

Voyager Academy High School News, August 26, 2018


In this week’s issue...
  • FCA...E (Fellowship of Christian Athletes... and Everyone!)


Your Peru Adventure Awaits....

Our Explorica tour will immerse us in new cultures through authentic interactions, hands-on activities and delicious cuisine. Our tour director will be our go-to local expert, helping us do more, see more and learn more than you ever thought possible.

On this trip, we’ll explore Peru’s bustling capital of Lima, immerse ourselves in the country's history at the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology and then experience it first-hand with a trip to Cuzco, and the famous “Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu.

Click here to view an exciting video of the Peru tour experience!

To learn more and enroll, visit

Remember you only need $50 to sign-up!

We hope you’ll join us!


11th Graders Can Register for the Oct. 24th PSAT

Voyager Academy will administer the PSAT to any interested 11th graders on Wednesday, October 24th at 8:00am in the High School Commons. Please go to the link below to sign up. We have 45 available spots this year.

Register here:


YEARBOOK - Order Early, Pay Less!

Yearbooks are now on sale.  Order by September 28, 2018, and pay $55.

PARENTS:  Are You Interested in Participating or Donating to a Silent Auction?
If you are interested in helping in any way with the silent auction fundraiser for VA, or if you would like more information, please contact Mr. Eisenson at


Yearbook Photo Session Schedule for Students
Yearbook pictures for grades 9-11 will be taken Thursday morning, September 6, 2018. Picture order forms will be given to students this Monday, August 27 during advisory. Students can give payment directly to the photographer on September 6th or you may order online through the Strawbridge website: Enter code: 110321

The make-up date is scheduled for October 17th.


See VAHS Honors Theatre Arts Students in Action
Honors Theatre Arts students were tasked with a project that would "silently" make a difference in their school.  Five seniors created a video addressing a cultural/social need in Voyager Academy High School's environment. These students used their miming skills to create a pantomime about the stresses of school, the effects of home life in the academic setting, and how just being a friend and reaching out to someone you may not know could sometimes make all the difference.  Congratulations to Joshua Brewer, Will Hofmann, Lama Khachab, Julia Rosemond, and Jules Woodward on this exceptional work!


VAHS Weekly Spirit Days
Students - Show your college spirit by wearing your favorite college apparel every Thursday, and your Voyager Academy  school spirit by wearing your Voyager Academy apparel (or colors) every Friday!


VAHS Counseling Department Blog
All parents and students should frequently check and/or subscribe to the VAHS Counseling Department Blog (click here)! Here you will find  important information and opportunities for VAHS students. Topics range from specific grade level information to scholarships and other interesting opportunities.   


Seniors: Make Sure You Graduate on Time! Senior Graduation Credit Checklists
All seniors were provided with a copy of their transcripts and a VAHS Graduation Credit Checklist during Advisory on Monday 8/20. Please review these forms with your students and have them return them to their advisory teachers on Monday 8/27. Ms. O'Kane will review the forms to confirm that all of our 98 seniors are on track to graduate in May.           

Go class of 2019!


Senior Free Period Contracts Due
All seniors with either a late arrival or early release time must submit a VAHS Free Period Contract to the front office a.s.a.p.. Forms were provided to students during Advisory on Monday 8/13/2018. This is a safety protocol.  Please help us make sure that our students are all accounted for.


An Unforgettable Trip for Your VAHS Student
Dr. Bankhead will be leading a service trip to the Yucatan in June, 2019. The initial meeting is August 22 at 6:30 pm in room E141, VAHS. Financial assistance and help with fundraising are available. Your student can receive service, college and maybe high school credits from the trip, as well as the invaluable experience of traveling the Yucatan and serving its inhabitants. (Adults also are welcome on the trip.)


Love to fish? Join VAHS Bass Assassins
No boat? No tackle? No problem!!!! Just bring your love for fishing and for the outdoors. If your student is interested in fishing please encourage them to come out and join the team. We would love to have them on board. They can contact Ms. Huntington at if interested.


Something’s “Fishy” in AP Environmental Science
After reading “The Tragedy of the Commons” by Garrett Hardin the students participated in a simulation lab to explore resource depletion. In the lab the students got to go fishing for goldfish in a lake that was stocked with a predetermined amount of fish (only Mrs. H knew how many they had). They had to make sure they had enough to feed their family (1 you starve 2 or more you can sell) out take too many and the lake would be overfished as the fish left in the pond only have one baby a year!! It was great fun and good competition in the blind and silent round then round two when they could see the lake and fish and were allowed to communicate I was so impressed with the maturity in the decision being made for the good of the “village” and our resources.

Come to China with us Summer 2019!
An Interest Meeting for our next VAHS China Tour this coming Summer (2019), will be happening on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 6:00pm in The Commons at the High School. Come and learn more about all the places we'll go and the things we'll do while we're in China, the touring company we'll be going through (EF), the cost, and more!

Why you might ask?
We need YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It will enrich your experience at Voyager by being involved
You get to meet and socialize with other parents
PTO involvement helps parents be aware of school needs
(click here for much more information)
FCA...E (Fellowship of Christian Athletes... and Everyone!)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meets on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. room D124. Join us for fun, friendship, and food! No need to be an athlete or a Christian--all are welcome!"
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