Sunday, March 17, 2019

Voyager Academy Middle School News, March 17, 2019

Dear VAMS Families,
Even thought this was a short week, it was full of learning and full of fun!

Our students and staff celebrated Spirit Days.  Wednesday was Wacky Tacky Day. Thursday was Twin Day and Friday was true School Spirit Day.  We had our annual Student – Staff basketball games (girls and boys). Students had the opportunity to attempt a mid-court shot and/or a 3 point shot.  Our teachers played very hard and scored points but our girls’ basketball team and boys’ basketball team were determined to outscore the teachers and they did!  Based on the cheering and laughter, all students had a great Friday afternoon. Thanks to Student Council for coordinating and to Mrs. McKenna and Landon Lawrence for serving as MC.
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NC Check Ins
Our third and final NC Check In Assessments are rapidly approaching!  Our 4th and 5th graders will take their final NC Check In on Wednesday, March 20 and on Thursday, March 21.  Please make sure your child is on time. Once testing starts students may not go to class if they arrive late.  They will have to make-up the assessment.

EOG Testing Dates

May 10
5th Grade Science EOG
May 15
4th Grade – 8th Grade Reading EOG
May 16
4th Grade – 8th Grade Math EOG
May 21
8th Grade Science EOG

Please put these dates on your calendar so your child/children will be in school on these dates and on time.  Students prefer taking the EOGs when their classmates take the EOG rather than on a make-up test day. Please do not schedule appointments on these days.  

Rising 9th Graders
All 8th graders completed their registration process on Thursday during their Core Connections class period.  Students who were late turning in their form completed their registration on Friday. Even if a student is not returning to Voyager for 9th grade, they completed the registration process in the event their plan changes.

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.

Memory Ad for 8th Graders
Memory ads are always a great way to celebrate the end of the middle school years and the beginning of high school. Ads need to be returned to Ms. Pam by Friday, March 22.  It’s a great way to honor your 8th grader!

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.

Calendar of Events

Friday, March 15
Report Cards go home
Monday, March 18
Tennis vs Durham School of the Arts, home, 4:00
Tuesday, March 19
PTO Lunch
Wednesday, March 20
  • Tennis at Trinity School, 3:30
  • 4th grade NC Check In for reading
  • 5th grade NC Check In for reading
Thursday, March 21
  • Baseball at Kestral Heights, 4:00
  • Soccer at Kestral Heights, 4:00
Friday, March 22
  • Snack Sale
  • 5th Grade Poetry Celebration, 10:00-11:00
  • 7th Grade to Russell School
  • Softball at Franciscan School, 4:00
Monday, March 25
  • Spring and Class Pictures
  • 8th Grade Check In  for reading
  • Baseball at Vance Charter, 4:00
  • Tennis at Carolina Friends, 3:30
  • Softball at Vance Charter, 4:00
  • Soccer at Vance Charter, 4:00
Tuesday, March 26
  • Tennis at home, 4:00
  • 8th Grade Math Check In
  • Science Night at the ES, 5:00-7:00
Wednesday, March 27
Soccer at Oxford Prep, 5:00
Friday, March 29
  • Baseball at Oxford Prep, 4:00
  • Softball at Oxford Prep, 4:00
  • Soccer vs Falls Lake, 3:50
  • 5th grade to Yorktown

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

Gwen Johnson, Principal