Sunday, December 23, 2018

Voyager Academy High School News, December 23, 2018

In this Week’s issue...
  • Thank You for a Successful Final Exam Week! 
  • January 10, 5:30-7pm is Open House: A chance to meet Spring semester teachers.  
  • SAVE THE DATE: 3rd Annual MATTRESS SALE for Chorus/Band program! 
  • Buy a Yearbook Ad for Your Senior
  • Would You Like to Win $1,000 Gift Card, While Helping VA Athletics? 
  • Chinese Language Students earn NC's Global Languages Endorsement (GLE) 
  • Please Join Us in Our First Ever Silent Auction Benefit Feb 23, 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!) 


Thank You for a Successful Final Exam Week!
Thank you to all students, parents, and faculty members, whose flexibility and focus made our final exam week successful, in spite of a THREE snowday interruption.  Thank you to all!

January 10th is Open House
January 10th, 5:30-7pm is Open House at VAHS.  This is a chance for parents and students to get to get acquainted with Spring semester teachers and classes.

SAVE THE DATE: 3rd Annual MATTRESS SALE for Chorus/Band program!

3rd Annual Mattress Sale: Saturday, January 26th, 10am-5pm, Elementary gym---Need a mattress? Come check out our sale! Get a name-brand, quality mattress up to 50% off retail. Full warranty, includes delivery.  All proceeds benefit the HS Music program students & their competition-related expenses! Click here for a flyer (or mention it!) for a FREE set of sheets with every mattress purchase.

Buy a Yearbook Ad for Your Senior
 The deadline for purchasing a yearbook recognition ad for graduating seniors has been extended. Go to to create and purchase your ad.

Would You Like to Win $1,000 Gift Card, While Helping VA Athletics?

Voyager Student-Athletes are selling raffle tickets for $10, and 1 ticket gives you 2 chances to win one of 2 $1,000 gift cards or an Athletic Gift Basket valued at $150.  The drawing will be on Jan. 11th and you do not need to be present to win.

Please take a chance and help our students at the same time.  Thank you for your support. If you do not know a student-athlete please contact Deuce Harris for tickets at


Chinese Language Students earn NC's Global Languages Endorsement (GLE)
On Friday, Nov. 30th Mr. Baker's Chinese Language & Culture III class took part in the HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi 汉语水平考试)--an internationally recognized Chinese Proficiency Test--with the majority of students passing and earning the NC Global Languages Endorsement!

The HSK is the standard for Chinese language proficiency tests, with many Chinese universities and companies requiring passing scores from applicants. The test was offered and proctored by the Confucius Institute of NC State University. Students who passed also qualified for the NC Global Languages Endorsement--an achievement that will be noted both on their transcripts and on their Diplomas when they graduate. They are the first students from Voyager Academy to ever receive this distinction for Chinese language.

Taking an AP Course? READ THIS -- Advanced Placement Tips and Important Information
Please follow the links below for helpful, and must-see information about the Advanced Placement test:



Please Join Us in Our First Ever Silent Auction Benefit Feb. 23, 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. See the important links below:
A flyer with all the details!

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. 20 - Jan. 4
Winter Break
Jan. 7
Classes begin
Jan. 10
5:30-7:00pm:  Open House--Parents get to meet second semester teachers.
Jan. 11
Report cards are handed out to students at the end of the day (in a brief Advisory session)

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