Sunday, October 28, 2018

Voyager Academy High School News, October 28, 2018

In this week’s issue...
  • Congratulations to the Women’s Volleyball Team 
  • VAHS Bass Assassins Take the Prize on Jordan 
  • Check Out the VAHS Student Newspaper, The Viking Tide 
  • Student Council is Selling Halloween Candy-Grams 
  • Important Message For Voyager Athletics Participants 
  • Tumblers Sale! (Fundraiser for the HS Music Program) 
  • Celebrate Your Senior With a Personalized Yearbook Ad 
  • Want to Take a Durham Tech. Course? LOOK HERE NOW! 
  • Help Needed for Simulation Interview Project at the High School, Tuesday, Nov. 20th 
  • "Catch" For Relief 
  • Voyager Academy Helps "Backpack Buddies" Feed Local Schools 
  • PARENTS:  Are You Interested in Participating or Donating to a Silent Auction? 
  • Check out the VAHS Counseling Department Blog 
  • Light The Night 2018! Raise money for the Lukemia and Lymphoma Society of NC 
  • Be a Smartie and join the PTO ! ! (click here) 
  • FCA...E (Fellowship of Christian Athletes... and Everyone!)


Viking's Volleyball Victorious

Congratulations goes out to the Lady Viking's Volleyball Team for making it to the State Playoffs!  This season the Lady Vikings were able to defeat Riverside for the first time ever, knock off the Falls Lake (seeded #3) and Roxboro (seeded #10) in the regular season.  This is the first time in 4 years that Voyager has beaten Roxboro! Congratulations on a great season!


VAHS Bass Assassins Take the Prize on Jordan

Another great day of fishing last weekend on Jordan Lake by four of our Bass Assassin's teams. The team of Kyle Dillon and Brycen Hendriks took 2nd place. We had three other teams placing as well...Tyler McLamb/Austin Haney, Collin Tunstall/Casey Hudson, and Avery Doughty/Cade Dunn took 5th, 6th, and 7th respectively. This week we are off to beautiful Lake Norman for the Riley's Cup Tournament.

The team also held a fundraising bake sale this week which was a huge success.Thanks you to all the bass team parents who provided "goodies" for us to sell. We will be starting to sell Hershey Candy bars for our next fundraiser so be on the lookout for the bright orange boxes.
We had a great time at Fall Festival this year with our first ever pitch-and-cast fundraising stand. We enjoyed showing the children how to use the fishing poles and have some future fishers in the bunch for sure!

The Viking Tide (the Official VAHS Student Newspaper)


Halloween Candy-grams!
Student Council will be selling candy-grams next week before school and during lunch. Candy-grams are $1 each. Delivery will occur on Halloween.


Important Message for Voyager Athletics Participants
Hello parents-
If you have a child interested in participating in a winter or spring sport, please make sure to verify that the steps below are complete.

1. Obtain a physical and return form to High School front desk, Attn: Mr. Harris and Mr. Rice.

2. Complete concussion form and return to High School front desk.

3. Complete Online Forms and add the sport(s) your child plans to participate in.

If your child participated in a 2018 fall sport, please verify that the physical on file has not expired (valid for one year form exam date) and add desired winter/spring sport(s) to the online forms by editing your previous account. The concussion form and online forms are valid for the entire 2018-19 school year.

All forms must be complete and on file BEFORE your child can start tryouts or any sports activity.

Questions? Please contact High School Athletic Trainer Nate Rice at Mr. Rice manages Middle School and High School athletic forms along with Athletic Director Deuce Harris. Mr. Harris is out of the office until October 15th.

Tumblers Sale! (Fundraiser for the HS Music Program)
Like Tervis Tumblers? Check out these 22 oz.TRITAN Tumblers: for hot or cold drinks, BPA free...only $20 each! And...we have one with our very own Voyager Academy logo!! Proceeds benefit the HS music program! See any chorus or band student to purchase, or find us at the PTO's Fall Festival on October 26th to place an order! Orders due October 29th.


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.


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!!

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!


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.   


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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