Sunday, March 10, 2019

Voyager Academy High School News, March 10, 2019

In this Week’s issue.
  • All 11th Graders Take the ACT on Tue. March 12
  • The VAHS Bass Assassins Honored: The BASS Masters All- American Fishing Team 
  • Nashville Songwriter's Night @ DPAC! 
  • The Annual VA Golf Tournament is Almost Here (April 7th)
  • Win Box Seats for VAHS Graduation Ceremony! 
  • Cap and Gown Deliveries 
  • 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 
  • 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 PT
  •  FCA...E (Fell Fellowship of Christian Athletes... and Everyone!)


All 11th Graders Take the ACT on Tuesday March 12
Just a reminder that all 11th graders take the ACT on the morning of March 12th (changed from Feb. 20 due to inclement weather). All 11th graders must arrive at VAHS at 7:45am on March 12th to take the ACT.

The VAHS Bass Assassins Honored: The BASS Masters All- American Fishing Team
I am so proud to be the adviser of an amazing team of young men and women that have accomplished so much this year. It is my pleasure to announce that two of our VAHS Bass Assassin team members have received an Honorable Mention in the 2019 BASS Masters All-American Fishing Team. The students are chosen based on tournament wins, academic standing, and community contributions. Congratulations Brycen Hendriks and Kyle Dillon as seniors we will all miss you on the team next year!! Read more about the BASS Masters All-American team here:

Nashville Songwriter's Night @ DPAC!
Dear Voyager Families,

Purchase your Tickets for Nashville Songwriters Night coming to the DPAC on Friday April 5th at 8:00 pm!

*****NEWSFLASH***** Members of Bull City Lights will be opening this year's show--singing one of the artists' hits! You don't want to miss it!

Voyager Athletics Annual 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 130 golfers in this year’s tournament. We also are accepting sponsors for each hole of the 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. The “shotgun start” at 8 am.

If you are willing to help please contact Deuce Harris at
Go, Vikings Go!

Congratulations to our men’s tennis team on their recent recognition.  

2019 Men's Tennis, State Preseason Polls for 1-A :
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

Win Box Seats for VAHS Graduation Ceremony!
The National Honor Society is holding a fundraising raffle for a chance to win special box seats (for 2) at the VAHS graduation ceremony on May 28. Tickets are on sale during lunch in C-115. Tickets are $5.00 each, or 3 for $10.00. All proceeds will go towards future NHS projects. Don't miss a chance for a great view our graduation ceremony!

Time Flies When Your Having Fun!! (Mid-terms are Here!)
Wow!!! It is hard to believe it is time for midterm exams already!! Please make sure to encourage your student to be reviewing for the Biology Benchmark exam. Periods 1 and 3 will have their exam on Tuesday March 5th. Periods 2 and 4 will have their exam on Wednesday March 6th. This is a state made and state graded exam. Please have them study their notes and encourage them to retake the Google Form quizzes to review. If they are still struggling with a concept or just want another way to study have them check out Crash Course Biology or Bozeman Science on YOUTUBE. Have them get a good night’s sleep the night before the exam and wish them all the best of luck. They are all BIO ROCK STARS!!!

Cap and Gown Deliveries
It's an exciting time for our seniors! The Herff Jones reps. will be distributing cap and own orders on Friday March 15 during lunch. Anyone who has not yet ordered needs to do so a.s.a.p. through the Herff Jones website…  

Be sure to select the "SHop by School tab" to select Voyager Academy before placing your order.  

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!  

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!"

March 12
  • ACT Exam--All 11th graders (arrive at 7:45am)
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 15
  • Reports go out
  • Cap and Gown Deliveries

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