Sunday, December 2, 2018

Voyager Academy High School News, December 2, 2018

In this week’s issue...
  • Final Exam Schedule
  • VAHS Family Night, Dec. 7th -- Barbecue and more!
  • Interested in playing Women’s Soccer?
  • Yearbook Senior Recognition Ad Deadline Approaching
  • Bull City Lights-MIX 101.5 Christmas Choir Competition!!!
  • My Hotlunchbox Ordering During Exams
  • Please Join Us in Our First Ever Silent Auction Benefit At Umstead Pines
  • Important Message For Voyager Athletics Participants
  • Students: Want to Take a Durham Tech. Course? LOOK HERE NOW!
  • Check out the VAHS Counseling Department Blog
  • Be a Smartie and join the PTO ! ! (click here)
  • FCA...E (Fellowship of Christian Athletes... and Everyone!)
  • Important dates


VAHS Final Exam Schedule

Voyager Family Night Dec 7th, 2018
Bring the family out for a fun night filled with dinner, basketball and shopping! Browse the final night of our Book Fair at the Hock House, grab some dinner at the VAHS Bass Assassins Barbecue Supper Fundraiser, and spend the night cheering on the high school boys and girls basketball teams as they take on Franklin Academy!

Barbecue Dinner in the high school Commons from 5-7pm (pre-orders are strongly encouraged)
$9.00 a plate (includes meat, 2 sides, roll, and drink) Dessert sold separately
Dine in or Take-out available (take out is available for pick-up starting at 4:30 pm)
Tickets on sale now in room C115 at VAHS or pre-order at the link below!

PTO will be selling Voyager gear
Book Fair at the Hock House until 6:00 pm. Great opportunity to grab a few early gifts for the holiday!

Basketball will be hosting Franklin Academy in the VAHS gym! Tickets go on sale at 4:30 pm.
Men's JV: 4:45 pm
Women's Varsity: 6:15 pm
Men's Varsity: 7:45 pm

So, mark Friday, December 7th on your calendar for a fun filled night at Voyager Academy High School. And don't forget to pre-order your BBQ dinner by Monday, December 3rd!!    

Dinner includes barbecue, green beans, boiled potatoes, roll and a drink for just $9! We are raising money for future tournament entry fees and to cover hotel costs.

Interested in playing Women’s Soccer?
On Tuesday December 11th at 6 PM, there will be a soccer interest meeting for anyone interested in playing varsity women’s soccer this spring in the high school commons. We welcome parents and prospective players as we introduce our new coaches, expectations, and important upcoming dates.

Go, Vikings Go!

Yearbook Senior Recognition Ad Deadline Approaching
Voyager Parents and Employers of Seniors,

If you are interested in buying a recognition ad for your graduating senior, the deadline is December 15th.  

Purchase and Design your ad at  Upload images and a message celebrating your senior.

Ad prices start at $40.

Bull City Lights-MIX 101.5 Christmas Choir Competition!!!
Voyager Academy High School's Show Choir - Bull City Lights - is a semi-finalist in this year's MIX 101.5's Christmas Choir Competition! They submitted an A Capella version of "Mary, Did you Know?" arranged by senior high school student, Reyna Alston!

Click here to see the link.

The competition is next week 12/3-12/5, either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. They do not tell us in advance which day they will be featured. We will know by about 8:00-8:10am if Voyager Academy will be featured and voting will be for that day only.

What we would like is for all students to participate and vote at school on their laptop or chrome book. We need all staff, parents, family members and friends to vote as well. It is one vote per "IP" address, so you can vote on your phone, tablet and home computer as well. Please share will ALL via email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Thank you for your support of Voyager Academy Choral Arts Program!

My Hot Lunchbox Ordering During Exams
High School Parents, please remember to only order lunches for your child on the days they will be here during exams. Any lunches not picked up at the end of the school day will be given out to staff or students left in the building.

Please Join Us in Our First Ever Silent Auction Benefit At Umstead Pines
This is an all-school, parent event to socialize and have fun. All K-12 parents are invited and encouraged to attend! There will be food, music, friends, colleagues, a cash bar, and most importantly, memories. Your contribution to this event will help make it a night to remember!

All the money raised will go right back into Voyager. We will use the money raised to help Voyager families who need support-- things like funding field trips, purchasing school supplies, and covering participation fees for sports and the arts. We will also use money raised to further develop our arts and technology departments.

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.

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 Mr. Rice manages Middle School and High School athletic forms along with Athletic Director Deuce Harris.

Students: 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.

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!"


Important Dates

Dec. 7
  • 3:00pm: Choir presentation; Pep rally recognizing our awesome Fall sports teams!

  • 5:30pm: VAHS Family Night (see above)
Dec. 13 - 19
Dec. 20 - Jan. 4
Winter Break
Jan. 7
Classes begin
Jan. 10
5:30-7:00pm:  Open House--Parents get to meet second semester teachers.

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