Sunday, February 24, 2019

Voyager Academy High School News, February 24, 2019

In this Week’s issue.
  • 2019-20 Course Selection Begins Feb. 25
  • All 11th Graders Take the ACT on Tue. March 12! 
  • The Annual VA Golf Tournament is Almost Here (April 7th) 
  • A VAHS Class of 2018 Alumnus Accomplishment! 
  • Raleigh National College Fair, March 19, 2019  4:30-7:30pm 
  • Spanish Class Field Trip: Visit The Lost City of the Incas 
  • Visual Arts is in Need of Supplies 
  • Drivers Education Class During Spring Break 
  • Graduation Tickets 
  • Cap and Gown Order 
  • Syrian Refugee Drive 
  • Spring Athletics Fees 
  • Advanced Placement Tips and Information
  • Important Message For Voyager Athletics Participants 
  • All your Athletics Updates 
  • Check out the VAHS Counseling Department Blog 
  • Be a Smartie and join the PTO 
  • FCA...E (Fell Fellowship of Christian Athletes... and Everyone!)

2019-20 High School Course Selection Begins Feb. 25!

Hard to believe that we are already about to begin the course selection process for the 2019-20 year, but that time is almost upon us!  This begins on February 25, but you can start to browse the VAHS course catalog now to get a head start (click here).

Should students have any questions, they may contact their VAHS Advisor.

All 11th Graders Take the ACT on Tuesday March 12 (UPDATED).
Just a reminder that all 11th graders take the ACT on the morning of March 12th (changed from Feb. 20 due to inclement weather). Be sure to get a good night’s sleep and good luck to all!

The Annual VA Golf Tournament is April 7th
Hello Viking Families, it is that time of year again for our annual Athletic Department Golf Tournament. This year the tournament will be held on Sunday, April 7th at Hillandale Golf Course. As an entirely self-funded program Voyager Athletics hosts this tournament each year to support our athletes, coaching staff, and our school. We appreciate any and all support that this community is willing to give our youth as we strive to reach our goal of 100 teams in this year’s tournament. Competitors will have a chance to win various prizes while they enjoy a great day of golfing.  Each athlete will have a copy of the entry form and the flyer or teams may contact Deuce Harris directly to register their team. Again, we thank everyone in advance for their contributions and support of one of our biggest fundraisers each year. Go, Vikings Go!

VAHS Class of 2018 Alumnus Accomplishment
Congratulations to 2018 VAHS graduate Reece Roberts! Reece is one of eleven students to become a member of Durham Tech’s first Community College Collaboration (C3) class this semester. This new partnership between Durham Tech and NC State University provides a guaranteed admissions pathway for students wishing to transfer to NC State. C3 students receive mentoring, academic advising, and financial aid advising from NC State while they complete their Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Engineering degree at Durham Tech. If they maintain a 3.0 GPA and graduate on time, they will transfer to NC State in the spring of 2020.

Reece Robers (4th from right)
Raleigh National College Fair. March 19, 2019  4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public, National College Fairs are the perfect place to kick off your college search.

Admission representatives from schools across the country are all gathered in one place. Their goal: To encourage you to learn more about their institutions, and help you sort through the qualities you’re looking for in a college.

Use your visit to:
Explore your options. Each fair draws representatives from 175 to 400 colleges. The schools are located throughout the US, and from around the globe.

Ask questions. What’s college life like? What majors are popular on campus? Chatting with representatives from a variety of colleges can help you cement your own preferences.

Gather information. Pick up brochures and other materials about the schools that interest you. Ask admission reps to scan your barcode—an easy way to help colleges follow up with you after the fair.

Spanish Field Trip: Visit The Lost City of the Incas
Are you ready to explore the world?

Explorica is offering a $150 discount for our group to travel to Peru April 2020, but it’s only available until May 10th.  

Explorica tour will immerse us in new cultures through authentic interactions, hands-on activities and delicious cuisine. Our tour director will be our go-to local expert, helping us do more, see more and learn more than you ever thought possible.

On this trip, we’ll explore Peru’s bustling capital of Lima, immerse ourselves in the country's history at the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology and then experience it first-hand with a trip to Cuzco, and the famous “Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu.

To learn more and enroll, visit

Be sure to sign-up by May 10th and enter code Manuel2019 on the payment page to take advantage of the $150 discount!

Remember you only need $50 to sign-up!

I hope you’ll join us!


Visual Arts is in Need of Supplies
Hello from the art room! We are in need of some supplies if you can contribute to our classroom:
magazines with pictures for cutting up, yarn of any type,  and pantyhose (old ones, they can have holes).
Glue sticks and ziplock bags are always welcome.  Thanks for your support!
ClarkStover in the Art Room

I know it’s early, but we are already we are now looking to book the Spring Break driver’s ed class from April 15 - 19, 2019.  The registration form is on our website! Again, the class minimum is 10. Confirmation of the class will be once we have at least the first 10 students to register or April 1st. If you missed it last week, the registration form is posted on our website!

Graduation Tickets
Seniors:  Graduation for the class of 2019 will be at the Carolina Theatre on May 28, 2019 at 5pm. A google form was sent to all senior families in order for them to  request and secure graduation tickets. Each student will receive at least 8 tickets, and additional tickets may be available. Please check email and be sure to submit the form for your family. As a special treat, The National Honor Society is holding a raffle for the chance to win box seats for the ceremony. Stay tuned for more information!  

Cap and Gown Orders
Students who have not ordered their caps and gowns need to do so before March 1st in order to ensure delivery in time for graduation and to avoid a late order price increase.

The link to order is below:

The link to make a payment is below:

If you do not have your order number or can not see your balance, please call Herff Jones:

(336) 228-7770

Syrian Refugee Drive
The Syrian Refugees need your help!  Donate canned food and lightly used clothes.  You can drop it off at the front office. Contact Amani Abumuais or Mr. Mills, room D125 if you have any questions.  The grade that donates the most items will receive a pizza party.

Spring Athletic Fees
Please remember that upon final team selection athletic fees are due.  The website to pay athletic fees is linked below and the school code is 375VASNC.  In order for your student-athlete to dress first contest, this fee must be paid, or a plan established with Coach Harris.  You can reach him directly at
school code - 375VASNC

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Taking an AP Course? READ THIS -- Advanced Placement Tips and Important Information
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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.

All Your Athletic Updates
Please visit our website at 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 (Click here to get to the VAHS Master Calendar)

March 5
Mid-term Exams
Pds. 1 and 3
March 6
Mid-term Exams
Pds. 2 and 4
March 12
ACT Exam--All 11th graders

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