Sunday, March 10, 2019

From the Managing Director's Desk, March 10, 2019

Dear Viking Families,
Important Message for ALL 11th grade students and parents: the ACT will now be administered on March 12th--this is a Teacher Workday, but all 11th grade students are still required to participate. We will start the test at 8:00am in the gym. Students will need to arrive by 7:45am.

At Manchester High School’s 30th annual Koste Classic in Midlothian, VA, we won the following awards:
> (The first 2 were awarded out of all choirs present all day—from any division):
> Trending Choir
> Best Female Soloist (Melody Wimberley, “River Deep Mountain High”)
> And for the Solo competition:
> 1st place: Reyna Alston for “Summertime”
> And 2nd runner up: Cylie Cabrera for “With Him”
> Both finalists got the opportunity to perform in front of the entire audience before awards—the crowd (no surprise!) loved them!!
We are incredibly  proud of these students & how hard they’ve worked! Next stop Ohio next weekend to compete in the Fairfield Crystal Classic...for updates from home as we travel to our next competition, find us on social media: Twitter: @VoyagerBCL Facebook: @VikingsChorus

Check out some Science Olympiad Competition Results:
Varsity Team Results, 5th Place Overall
Anatomy & Physiology, 4th:  Emma Wilcox & Neera Desai
Battery Buggy, 6th: Seth Junker & Sophia Carpenter
Boomilever, 5th:  Nate Scott-Benson & Zayden Parks 
Circuit Lab, 2nd: Sophia Carpenter & Zayden Parks 
Density Lab, 5th:  Antoine Freeman & Zayden Parks
Dynamic Planet, 5th: Nate Scott-Benson & Mina Mason
Elastic Launched Glider, 5th: Jarrett Paul Morrison & Constantine Papanikas
Fossils, 4th: Emma Wilcox & Neera Desai
Heredity, 2nd: Emma Wilcox & Neera Desai
Ping Pong Parachute, 5th: Jonah Ravi & Osaretin Ukponmwan
Potions and Poisons, 2nd: Cameron Bradley & Zayden Parks
Road Scholar, 6th: Xuanlan Barrus & Mina Mason
Roller Coaster, 3rd: Danielle Lasam & Seth Junker 
Thermodynamics, 2nd: Osaretin Ukponmwan & Danielle Lasam

Junior Varsity Team Results
Anatomy & Physiology, 2nd: Kate Bakelaar & Jordan Rogers
Circuit Lab, 1st: Eisley Jantz & Amelia Fay
Crimebusters: 1st: Kate Bakelaar & Jordan Rogers
Disease Detectives, 3rd: Ella Adams & Kate Cunningham
Heredity, 1st: Ella Adams & Kate Cunningham
Solar System, 1st: Calista Robinson & Vivian Brennan
Write It, Do It, 1st: Calista Robinson & Vivian Brennan

As scheduled, there will be no enrichment classes this week, since we are out of school Monday at Tuesday. Please contact Latia B if you need to arrange after care for your students this week.

Spring Break Camp!
Are you looking for a fun, innovative camp to send your child(ren) to? Send them to Voyager! Our camps are full with math, science, and reading enrichment activities. Students will enjoy activities like jeopardy, fun-math relay, and writing/performing a play for their camp peers. Students even have the opportunity to be junior chefs during our cooking activity. (Yes, they will cook)! This year, we will also enjoy a field trip to Palace Pointe in Roxboro, NC! This camp IS open to school-aged students who do not attend Voyager.  As a reminder, there will be no camp/ school on "Good Friday," April 19, 2019! Visit our website to register!

Summer Camps at Voyager Academy!
Information for Summer Camps at Voyager is now featured on our website. We offer many different camps during the summer that I'm certain your students will love to attend! The main summer camp, which runs Monday-Friday from 7:30 am-4:30 pm (optional 5:30 pick-up), features 2 field trips each week, cooking activities, math enrichment, science experiments, and reading/writing enrichment! All field trips plus a cool T-shirt are included in your weekly tuition!
Other camps being offered include:
Basketball, Volleyball, Doll Making, Junior Chef (Kids cook and eat every day!), DIY Creative Camp, Coding and Tinkering, and an intro to Kindergarten camp**!
** The Kindergarten camp is only open to students who will attend Voyager Academy for the 19-20 school year. 
Visit our website to register!
Please note that these camps require a minimum number of students to happen. I encourage you all to register early. Registering early will allow the instructors to better plan for your students to ensure they have a great experience. Early registrations will also give instructors enough time to determine whether or not they are having their camp, which in-turn, provides families with enough time to choose another camp if their preferred camp is cancelled. 
Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me, Latia B! (yes, I rhymed on purpose :))

Check out this great way to support one of our fantastic teachers and our school:
Please VOTE once EVERYDAY between now and March 31st to help me WIN $10,000 for Voyager Academy!
SPRING Break Driver’s Ed class is a GO! We had enough students sign up to run this class. You should already have received your confirmation emails to your placement.
Last, but not least, every Friday is Voyager Spirit Day!  Wear your Voyager apparel and/or your school colors (red, white, and blue) to show school spirit and pride!!

Athletics Update:

Congratulations to our men’s tennis team on their recent recognition.  
2019 Men's Tennis State Polls
1-A Preseason
  1-Voyager Academy
  2-Bishop McGuinness
  3-Raleigh Charter School
  4-Research Triangle
  5-Mount Airy
  6-Lincoln Charter School
  7-Pine Lake Prep
  8-Polk County
  9-Gray Stone Day School
10-Franklin Academy
Others Receiving Votes: East Carteret, Elkin, Woods Charter School, North Stanly, E