Sunday, March 31, 2019

Voyager Academy High School News, March 31, 2019

In this Week’s issue...
  • YES, Vaping is Harmful.  See These Two Important Articles From Yale University 
  • VAHS Congratulates its Outstanding Young Educator of the Year--Evan Greaves, and Teacher of the Year--Tanya Clark-Stover! 
  • VAHS Chorus and Band Dot it Again! 
  • VAHS Has a National Honor Society Scholarship Winner 
  • VAHS Hosts a Blood Drive on April 30, 2019 
  • VA Middle School PRESENTS...ALADDIN, JR.!!! 
  • Limited Number of Yearbooks Remaining 
  • Help Needed for Interview Project at the High School, Tuesday, April 9th 
  • Nashville Songwriter's Night @ DPAC! 
  • The Annual VA Golf Tournament is Almost Here (April 7th) 
  • PTO Hosts Spring Fling on May 3rd 
  • Win Box Seats for VAHS Graduation Ceremony! 
  • Spanish Class Field Trip: Visit The Lost City of the Incas 
  • Drivers Education Class During Spring Break 
  • Graduation Tickets 
  • Advanced Placement Tips and Information 
  • 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!)


YES, Vaping is Harmful.  See These Two Important Articles From Yale University

VAHS Congratulates its Outstanding Young Educator of the Year--Evan Greaves, and Teacher of the Year--Tanya Clark-Stover!
Please join us in congratulating English teacher, Evan Greaves as the VAHS Outstanding Young Educator of the Year, and Art Teacher, Tanya Clark-Stover as Teacher of the Year at VAHS!  Nominated and selected by their VAHS colleagues, Evan and Tanya represent an exceptionally high quality faculty at VAHS, and we feel so fortunate to have them!

VAHS Chorus and Band Dot it Again!
Voyager hosted the Triangle Regional NCASA Show Choir competition on Saturday night and we are pleased to announce:
Vocal Affinity placed 1st Runners’ Up and Bull City Lights and Sound won 1st place!! NC State Show Choir Finals... Here they come!!! Go Vikings Go!!!

National Honor Society Scholarship Winner
The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Devan Desai, a high school senior here at VAHS and member of the NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship semifinalist. Devan was chosen from more than 11,000 applicants and will receive a scholarship toward higher education.

For nearly 100 years, NHS members have been making a difference in their schools and communities and the NHS Scholarship is NASSP’s way of recognizing the most exceptional of these student leaders. Recipients are chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

VAHS Hosts a Blood Drive on April 30, 2019
Hello Voyager Academy! We are hosting another BLOOD DRIVE, on APRIL 30, 2019! Please register to donate at using the sponsor code; ‘Voyager.’ You must be at least sixteen years old to donate, with a parental consent form (in the VAHS lobby). Anyone seventeen or older can donate without a permission slip. Additionally, some sort of ID is needed upon donation day, validating the donor’s age. Please consider donating blood to those in dire need.

ALL tickets will be sold AT THE DOOR AND CASH ONLY!!!!! 
Ticket prices will be $10.00 per ticket.  Children under 2 are FREE!!! *child must sit on a lap*  
The online option to buy tickets, as well as debit/credit sales, will not be available for this production. Voyager Staff will receive ONE complimentary ticket with the showing of their teacher ID!
*Thursday, April 4th @ 7:00pm -- Doors open at 6:30pm - Ticket table opens at 6:00pm
*Friday, April 4th @ 7:00pm -- Doors open at 6:30pm - Ticket table opens at 6:00pm
*Saturday, April 5th @ 7:00pm -- Doors open at 6:30pm -- Ticket table opens at 6:00 pm

Limited Number of Yearbooks Remaining
There are a limited number of yearbooks for sale.  Order now before the book is sold out!

Help Needed for Interview Project at the High School, Tuesday, April 9th
The project will give all of Mr. Baker's Personal Finance students the chance to participate in a realistic job interview experience. Ideal helpers would be actual employers who might be interested in hiring some high schoolers for real jobs and/or internship opportunities right now, or maybe this summer; but any adult with interviewing experience or just the free time to help us would be appreciated! The project will take place from roughly 8:45 am through 12:10 pm on April 9th.  Any adults in the Voyager Family who would be willing and able to help with this Interview Project, please contact Mr. Baker at

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

We need your help!

Do you enjoy playing golf and want to help a great cause, then join us on April 7th at Hillandale golf course for a day of fun, community building and have your money directly impact our students.  We are still looking for teams of four and hole sponsors to make this event a huge success.

Sunday, April 7th with an 8 am shotgun start Voyager will be hosting its annual golf tournament fundraiser.  There will be awards for the first and last place teams, as a fundraiser, every team is equally important, a 50/50 raffle, and a great lunch will be provided by El Rodeo North Duke Mall.  

Should you have any questions, concerns or like to register to be a part of this great event please contact Deuce Harris at, Amanda Shaw at, Booster Club Vice President Michelle Ward at or Booster Club President Shelley Campen Brown at
Go, Vikings Go!

PTO Hosts Spring Fling on May 3rd
The PTO is in the process of planning for Spring Fling. If you would like to be a vendor, or know someone who does, please email Emily Wilder at and she will send out our vendor app and other important information. 

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!

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!


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!  

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:



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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!"

April 2
April 5
April 6
April 7
April 8
Project Exhibition Night (5:30-7:00pm)
April 15
April 22
April 15 – 19: Drivers Ed. Classroom Portion (in H.S. Commons)
April 23
April 27
April 30
Blood Drive at VAHS (12:30pm)
May 3
Spring Fling!
May 6
May 17
May 20
May 24
May 28

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