Sunday, February 24, 2019

Voyager Acdemy Middle School News, February 24, 2019

Dear VAMS Families,

Short weeks are always very busy and productive.  This past week was no different. Our teachers wanted to get as much material taught as possible especially with two workdays and a delayed opening.  Our students came to school Wednesday ready to learn – even with a delayed opening! Great job by all!

Voyager Guest – Mr. Price received a call from the office of Representative Julie von Haefen.  She was requesting a time that she could visit Doug’s classroom as well as tour the school.  Rep. Haefen was at Voyager on Friday. Thanks, Doug, for allowing her to visit you class and giving her a tour.

Parent Meeting for Rising 9th Graders
There will be a parent meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 27 for parents of rising 9th graders.  The meeting will be held at the high school and is from 6:30-7:30.  Hope to see ALL of you there! It’s a great time to have all of your high school questions answered.

8th Graders Tour the High School
Our 8th graders toured Voyager High School on Thursday, Feb. 21.  The students heard from students as well as walked around the building. It’s my understanding that all went well.

Yearbook Orders
Order your yearbook now!  You can order online or you can complete the information on the order form that was sent home with all students and include your payment in the envelope.  Checks should be made payable to Strawbridge. If you order online, go to The online code is 108404.

Club Pictures Rescheduled
We will have club pictures taken on Friday, March 1.  Clubs include Drama, Chorus, Science Olympiad, Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, etc.    This does not include spring sports.

Voyager’s Silent Auction
Thanks to all of you who worked with Mrs. McKenna and Mr. Eisenson to make the Silent Auction a success!  You certainly made a difference. We also appreciate the participation from so many of you! Again, thanks!!!!!

Aladdin is Coming – Yes, another fabulous musical is on the way!  Aladdin will be performed at the middle school on April 4, April 5, and April 6.  Please put these dates on your calendar!
8th Grade Graduation – Many of you have asked about our 8th Grade Graduation.  Our 8th Grade Celebration, not graduation, is scheduled for Friday, May 24.  We will begin at 8:45 and it is usually an hour. 8th graders may leave after the celebration.
Spring Sports
If you have a child interested in participating in a 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.

Science Olympiad - A TEAM:
Competition Team 
-- Make sure your calendar is marked for the regional tournament on April 6th!
-- K'NEX WHEELS - we need K'Nex wheels to get our teams ready for the Ramp and Roll event.  If you have some wheels, please bring them in to practice.
-- Keep an eye on the  the A team webpage for more info as we get into the practices for this season.  GO, VIKINGS, GO!
And it's not too late - we still have a few spots open on the varsity competition team for this season!  4th and 5th graders particularly are welcome to join this team.  If you're interested, email Coach Erik Benson.
In-school program   Classes are underway! Be sure to ask your Ramp & Roll student about K’nex vehicles, your Super Sleuth student about solving crimes with observation and your Sky Quest student about constellations!
Regional tournament, March 2
The countdown is on...the regional tournament is on March 2 at Riverside High School.  There are FIVE official practices before the tournament (all practices are on Saturdays from 9-12).  In addition to regularly scheduled practices, students are encouraged to work on their own outside.  Putting in the extra time will take you to the next level on competition day!!!
Varsity Team Updates
-- There is only ONE spot left on the varsity team (grades 7 and 8)!
-- We need still a team of two for Density Lab during Period 1.
-- If you are interested in doing Density Lab AND it fits your schedule AND it won't overload you, please let me know ASAP!
JV Team Updates
-- There is still lots of room left on the JV team (open to grades 6-8).  Recruit your friends...they will be your future teammates on the varsity team!
Want more info about the B team? Click here or contact Connie Vance, B Team Head Coach.

Calendar of Events

Feb. 26
Europe Interest Meeting with Ms.
Green, 4:00
Feb. 27
Rising 9th Grade Parent Night at high
school, 6:30-7:30
Feb. 28
2nd – 3rd Grade Social sponsored by
the 8th graders, 3:30-5:30,
elementary gym

Thanks for your continued support of Voyager Middle School. We couldn’t do it without you!

Gwen Johnson, Principal