Sunday, December 9, 2018

Voyager Academy Middle School News, December 9, 2018

Dear VAMS Families,

As we continue to hear about the snowstorm, I hope all of you are warm and safe. Waiting to see what the storm brings can certainly create lots of anxiousness. If there is snow, hopefully, the children can enjoy some sledding!

Students who were part of the Fall Play were outstanding as they performed at the Durham Arts Council on Thursday and Friday evenings.  The students performed “Aesop’s Musical Foibles.” The choir and the performers worked hard to share the fun show with us. If you missed it, you missed a fun evening!  Great job by all!

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Sixth Grade Play Project
The sixth graders spent several hours on their play project.  The students created the plays, shopped and purchased their costumes and props, created their sets, and worked the lights and sound system.  The plays were presented to parents and our 5th graders on Dec. 6 and Dec. 7 at the Durham Arts Council.  
Driving Question -
What would the story be if Greek Gods/Goddesses lived today?
What students will learn -
   Learn the process of telling a story, through the format of a play.
   Learn the process of producing a play from start to finish.
   Learn the process of using research to inform your storytelling.
What students will produce - Students will produce a final play that includes: a final script, marketing, set, props, costumes, and hair and make-up.  
Culminating event - The Play Project at the Durham Arts Council.
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The Giving Tree – THANKS to all of you who selected a tag from our Giving Tree.  The tags quickly disappeared. We have received some of the gifts and we thank you. If you selected a tag, please make your purchase and bring the gift to the middle school no later than Friday, Dec. 14. Return the unwrapped gift with the tag taped to the gift. Again, thanks so much for supporting others!

Pennies for Pender - During the month of January, we will collect pennies, as well as, other coins for Pender County School District.  Once our collection is over, we will cash in the coins and purchase a gift card.  The gift card will be sent to the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum so she can purchase supplies that are needed for students and/or teachers.

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, Dec. 11 PTO Breakfast
Friday, Dec. 14 Girls’ and Boys’ basketball teams play at home
Tuesday, Dec. 18 7th grade field trip
Wednesday, Dec. 19 End of second quarter
Wednesday, Dec. 19 Early Release, Middle School releases at 11:45
Thursday, Dec. 20 – Friday, Jan. 4      Winter Holiday 

Voyager’s Silent Auction
If you have questions, please email Mr. Eisenson at  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.

Please click below for helpful information.

Stay safe and warm,
Gwen Johnson
Middle School Principal