Sunday, September 30, 2018

Voyager Academy High School News, September 30, 2018

In this week’s issue...


Reminder: Mid-term Exams This  Week (Oct. 2nd, 3rd)
The Just a quick reminder to all, that mid-term exams take place next week.  They are as follows:

Exams during
Tuesday, October 2
1st pd. and 3rd pd.
Wednesday, October 3
2nd pd. and 4th pd.

CELEBRATE your SENIOR with a PERSONALIZED yearbook ad!
Tell your student how proud they make you through their yearbook.
Click here for a Senior Ad Form
(email it to Ms. Todd,


Want to Take a Durham Tech. Course? LOOK HERE NOW!
Any juniors and seniors who are interested in taking community college classes (for free) at Durham Tech. during the spring semester of 2019 need to attend in one of the three remaining information sessions. These sessions are scheduled on   Monday, October 15, from 5 – 6 p.m., Monday, November 12, 11 am – Noon and 5 – 6 p.m. Please see the link below for additional information and to register.


Volleyball Pink Out
The VAHS Volleyball teams will be hosting their annual "Pink" game on Tuesday, October 16 at 5:00.  JV plays at 5:00 and Varsity starts immediately after. Come out and support the teams as they raise awareness for Breast Cancer.  All concession sales will be donated to local breast cancer awareness organizations. Click here for an informational flyer.


Help Needed for Simulation Interview Project at the High School, Tuesday, Nov. 20th
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 for the first half of the 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


"Catch" For Relief
Voyager Bass Assassins is partnering with an amazing VAHS alumni, Nicholas Meyer, which has formed a student-led organization out of UNCW to collect donations for hurricane victims in the Wilmington area. We have placed boxes at each school where donations can be placed.
While WeWilmRebuild is going to focus their efforts on the human side of those affected by Florence, VAHS Bass Assassins, being an outdoorsman based organization will focus their efforts on the four legged (and others) victims. All donations will be collected throughout the month of September and the Voyager Bass Assassins will deliver them to Nicholas and his crew for distribution.

We appreciate your help and thoughtfulness in advance. Thank you for your support!!

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Fundraiser!!!
YUM!!! Help out this year's HS music program & enjoy Krispy Kreme doughnuts & coffee! Pre-orders will be accepted through October 1st.  Products will be available for pick-up October 5th in the morning before school. This year we are offering doughnuts to enjoy NOW (original glazed or NEW this year - Chocolate Iced, Lemon Filled,  Raspberry Filled, or Kreme Filled specialty dozens) or certificates, BOGO cards that allow people to support the music program, but enjoy their doughnuts LATER. Again this year we will offer Krispy Kreme Signature Coffee. SEE FLYER FOR DETAILS & PRICING! Thanks for your support!

Orders are PRE-PAID (cash or check- made payable to Voyager Academy) and must be turned in Monday October 1st. No late orders will be accepted. See any HS Choral or Band student to place your order, or contact Jenny Hobgood:


Voyager Academy Helps "Backpack Buddies" Feed Local Schools
Did you know that North Carolina is the 10th hungriest state in the nation?  Almost 20% of our children face hunger on a regular basis. 18% of our senior citizens struggle with hunger.  The OCS class at Voyager Academy High School volunteers weekly with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in their program called “Backpack Buddies”.  Backpack Buddies provides local school children from food-insecure homes with healthy weekend meals during the school year. The children receive a bag on Friday of every week that includes six balanced meals and two healthy snacks.  We are having a Food Drive in order to support the efforts of the Food Bank. The OCS class has boxes around the school for students to donate canned food items.
We will also collect donated food items during Advisory on Mondays for the next 4 weeks.  The Advisory that collects the most food to donate will receive a Pizza Lunch to thank them for donating.  The Food Bank requests canned protein items (canned tuna, Spaghetti O’s, soups, beans, etc), canned vegetables, canned fruits (in light juice), juice boxes and snack items (granola bars, peanut butter crackers, etc).  Please contact Amanda Shaw at with any questions. Thank you for your help with this worthy cause!


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:


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


Check Out the 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.   


Light The Night 2018! Raise money for the Lukemia and Lymphoma Society of NC
Voyager Academy is once again helping the Lukemia and Lymphoma Society of North Carolina.  Not only are students volunteering at the walk on October 6, 2018, but also we are collecting money to help with research toward finding a cure.  This past week we have raised hundreds of dollars through penny wars. Next week we will be doing a console clean out. Please be generous with your donation!  

-Voyager Academy Service Club


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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