Sunday, January 20, 2019

Voyager Academy High School News, January 20, 2019



GO VIKINGS GO!
In this Week’s issue...
  • SAVE THE DATE (Jan. 26): 3rd Annual Mattress Sale for Chorus/Band program
  • Homecoming and Spirit Week: Jan. 28th - Feb. 1st!
  • Bull City Lights participates in National School Choice Week Rally
  • Kleenex needed 
  • Yearbook Information
  • Save the date: VAHS Junior Parent Workshop
  • "Smelly" Lab Fun!!
  • Would You Like to Win $1,000 Gift Card, While Helping VA Athletics?
  • The Silent Auction Benefit is Feb 23, At Umstead Pines
  • Advanced Placement Tips and Information
  • Important Message For Voyager Athletics Participants
  • All your Athletics Updates
  • 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
  • FCA...E (Fellowship of Christian Athletes... and Everyone!)
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SAVE THE DATE  Jan. 26th: 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 Chorus & Band students & their competition-related expenses! Click here for a flyer (or mention it!) for a FREE set of sheets with every mattress purchase.



Homecoming and Spirit Week: Jan. 28th - Feb. 1st!

HOMECOMING EVENTS
Friday,
Feb. 1
Pep Rally And Basketball Game.
The Homecoming Court will be crowned at the basketball game that evening.
Saturday,
Feb. 2
Homecoming dance

Elementary school gym (7pm-10pm).
DRESS UP WEEK
Monday,
Jan. 28
Bottoms Up Day

Wear your crazy hats and socks!
Tuesday,
Jan. 29
Marvel Universe Day

Come to school representing your favorite Marvel character!
Wednesday, Jan. 30
Celebrity Look-a-Like Day

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! Honor your favorite celebrity from Voyager, Hollywood, America, and beyond!!
Thursday,
Jan. 31
Throwback Thursday

Come represent your favorite decade or era!
Friday,
Feb. 1
Voyager Pride Day!
Color War
Red: Freshmen
White: Sophomores
Blue: Juniors
Black: Seniors



Bull City Lights participates in National School Choice Week Rally!
Celebrate National School Choice Week with us by joining us for this exciting rally near Downtown Raleigh!  Teachers, administrators, parents, students, companies, legislators, advocates, and other school choice stakeholders are all welcome! Last year's rally was recognized by National School Choice Week for being #1 in media coverage out of over 32,000 school choice events NATIONWIDE! At this year's rally, Voyager's Bull City Lights will be featured as the finale performance! Join us!

WHEN: Tuesday, January 22nd
TIME: 12-1:30pm
WHERE: The Fairfield Raleigh, 1125 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27603

For more info & to RSVP to the event,

Kleenex Needed!
The high school is in need of Kleenex! Please consider donating a couple of boxes to the front office to distribute to classrooms. Thank You!

Yearbook Information
Senior Ads are still available for purchase in the 2019 VAHS Yearbook.  Go to www.jostensadservice.com to design and purchase your ad.

The LAST day to purchase a PERSONALIZED yearbook is 2/21.

Thank you Seniors for submitting your creative and thoughtful Senior Quotes on time!  

The price for the yearbook will increase on 2/23.  Oder now to purchase for only $60.

Questions?  Contact atodd@voyageracademy.net

Save the date: VAHS Junior Parent Workshop
All Juniors and their parents are invited to attend an workshop at VAHS on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Session Topics will include:

1.  COURSE SELECTION PROCESS/ACADEMIC SCHEDULE FOR SENIOR YEAR

2.  VAHS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

3.  FACTORS IN THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS

4.  POST-SECONDARY PLANNING RESOURCES
 
5.  FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

6.  ROLE OF PARENTS


"Smelly" Lab Fun!!
Mrs. Huntington's classes had a great week in the lab. Anatomy and Physiology students got to practice identifying the body planes and directions (and also practice their dissecting skills for future labs) by exploring with "Where Did Sir Pickle Get His Wound" dissection lab. They had to identify the location of the wound by giving the location based on the body directions, planes, and cavities we studied in class that week.
Biology got in on the stinky fun by exploring how enzymes help drive reactions in our cells by completing the "Liver Enzyme Lab". After they overcame the initial gross out of the smell and the raw and cooked chicken liver they had a blast watching it react with the catalase (hydrogen peroxide). They got to explore how heat and pH affected the enzyme/catalase reaction as well. This was a great finish to our look at the biomolecules!


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 dharris@voyageracademy.net


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:

Helpful...

Must-see...


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:

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 nathan.rice@emergeortho.com. 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. (DTCC) during the Fall semester of 2019 need to attend one of the DTCC information sessions, and contact the Voyager Academy High School Counselor, Ms. O’Kane.  




All Your Athletic Updates
Please visit our website at www.voyagerathletics.com for all up to date schedules and news.

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

Date
Event
Jan. 21
NO SCHOOL (MLK holiday)
Jan. 28 - Feb. 1
Homecoming and Spirit Week!

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