Sunday, November 4, 2018

Voyager Academy Middle School News, November 4, 2018


Dear VAMS Families,
Can you believe it is November?  Our students continue to work on projects, tryout for girls’ and boys’ basketball, work on the Fall Play, work on the 6th grade plays, and complete NC Check Ins.


What’s happening in 8th grade science? Read the info shared by Mrs. Graham!!!!
As you know, we plan to conduct water quality experiments at the Duke Pain Clinic pond next week.  Due to a forecast of rain early next week, we will most likely postpone our field experience to Wednesday (11/7) and Thursday(11/8) of next week.  Your student has been encouraged to watch the weather forecast and to dress accordingly for our outdoor experiments.
This week we have tested water quality in Voyager Academy's pond.  You can view our class results here.  Ask your student for more information about this data.  Students should be able to explain how each test was conducted.     
Thanks so much for your understanding, flexibility, and cooperation.  If you have questions or prefer your student not participate in our walking field trip next week, please let me know.
We look forward to a great day of learning outside next week.  I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!

VAMS Pond
VAMS Pond
VAMS Pond
VAMS Pond
VAMS Pond
Test
1st Period
2nd Period
3rd Period
4th Period
5th Period
Temperature
59.7 F
64.4 F
66.2 F
68 F
68 F
pH
(using strips)
5.5
6
6
5.9
5.3
pH
(using tablets)
6.9
6.96
7.3
6.8
6.5
DO (tablets)
3.5 ppm
2.6 ppm
4.4 ppm
3.9 ppm
4.3 ppm
Nitrates (tablets)
0.2 ppm
0.5 ppm
1.4 ppm
0.4 ppm
1.2 ppm
Ammonia (tablets)
0 ppm
0 ppm
0 ppm
0 ppm
0 ppm
Turbidity
85 JTU
93 JTU
90 JTU
78 JTU
100 JTU
Hardness
10.8 gpg
6.3 gpg
15 gpg
8.8gpg
9.2 gpg
Bioindicators





Pollutants





Overall Rank
2.8
2.9
2.7
2.9
2.5



National Junior Honor Society T shirt Fundraiser
Have you ordered your t-shirt designed by one of our students?  Kaymille did an awesome job with a t-shirt design that supports our core values.  Make sure you get your shirt ordered by November 17. T-shirt ordering information is at the end of this newsletter.


PTO Lunch
Thanks to all of you who helped with last week’s PTO luncheon.  The food was delicious. The staff appreciated lunch coverage so they could enjoy their lunch and spend a few minutes chatting with adults.  Thanks for all you do!


Upcoming Events
Monday, Nov. 5     PTO  T-shirt Sale in the middle school lobby, 2:00
Tuesday, Nov. 6     ACT Time – Advancing Character Together
Tuesday, Nov. 6     7th Grade Check Ins
Wednesday, Nov. 7    8th Grade Pond Field Trip
Wednesday, Nov. 7 7th Grade Check Ins
Thursday, Nov. 8 8th Grade Digital Safety Presentation
Thursday, Nov. 8 Wear your favorite college shirt!
Friday, Nov. 9 School Spirit Day – wear your Viking shirt!
Friday, Nov. 9 7th Grade Digital Safety Presentation
Friday, Nov. 9 Social for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders, 4:00-6:00


Voyager’s Silent Auction
If you have questions, please email Mr. Eisenson at aeisenson@voyageracademy.net.  We appreciate all help!   The Silent Auction is scheduled for Feb. 23 and will be held at Umstead Pines.  Please put the date on your calendar! Please read the information below to learn more about the auction.



News for Nate Rice
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.

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

Complete concussion form and return to High School front desk.

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 nathan.rice@emergeortho.com. Mr. Rice manages Middle School and High School athletic forms along with Athletic Director Deuce Harris.


NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY T-SHIRT FUNDRAISER
Help support NJHS in their service projects by purchasing a T-Shirt.
COST: $18.00 (short sleeve)
$22.00 (long sleeve)
*Click on Form Builder
*Click on NJHS T-Shirt Fundraiser
ORDER DEADLINE: Friday, November 17, 2018
Items will be delivered to students prior to Winter Break.
If you have questions contact Ms. Green or Mrs. Weber.

                                                      
If you have questions, please ask!  You may always email me at (gjohnson@voyageracademy.net) or call me!
Thanks,
Gwen
Gwen Johnson
Middle School Principal