Sunday, April 28, 2019

Voyager Academy High School News, April 28, 2019


In this Week’s issue.....

  • Spanish Story Time with the Kindergartners
  • ONLY 28 YEARBOOKS LEFT!!!  Buy now!
  • 2019 AP Exam Schedule
  • Spring Cabaret Choral Concert
  • Save the Date (May 13): Senior Breakfast and Awards Ceremony
  • ISO: SINGERS & DANCERS! Chorus Auditions for 2019-20
  • YES, Vaping is Harmful.  See These Two Important Articles From Yale University
  • VAHS Hosts a Blood Drive on April 30, 2019
  • 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
  • Graduation Tickets
  • Advanced Placement Tips and Information
  • All your Athletics Updates
  • Athletics Physicals
  • Check out the VAHS Counseling Department Blog
  • Be a Smartie and join the PTO
  • FCA...E (Fell Fellowship of Christian Athletes... and Everyone!)


Spanish Story Time with the Kindergartners
Hola Voyager Family,

Before leaving for Spring Break, Mr. Manuel’s Spanish 1 classes had the privilege to compile and read their own Spanish Books to the kindergarteners. They taught the kindergarteners about true and false cognates and how to pronounce the Spanish Alphabet. This was a major success and all of the students enjoyed their experience. Here are some photos to show all of the joy we had.

There are only 28 yearbooks remaining.  
Order online at

The books are selling quickly.  Don't miss out!

2019 AP Exam Schedule
AP Exams will be administered during the first two weeks of May. Students have  completed Pre-registration information in their current AP classes this week. Students with first semester AP classes will do so in the Commons during Advisory time on 4/29.

WHAT: VAHS Spring Cabaret Choral Concert
WHO: featuring the show choirs of VAHS in their final concert of the school year: Vocal Affinity &  Bull City Lights & our HS Band: Bull City Sound!
WHEN: Thursday, May 2nd @ 7:00pm (Doors open  @ 6:30pm)
WHERE: Ridgecrest Baptist Church Gym (1104 Milton Rd, Durham, NC 27712)
**COST: $5 at the door (cash only)

Save the Date (May 13): Senior Breakfast and Awards Ceremony
All seniors and their parents are invited to attend the class of 2019 Senior Breakfast and Awards Ceremony! The celebration will be held in the VAHS gym on Monday May 13, from 9:00-10:30.  An Evite invitation will be mailed to senior families soon.

ISO: SINGERS & DANCERS! Chorus Auditions for 2019-20
Do you like to sing? Do you like to dance? Do you like to perform? Do you want to be a part of an award-winning choral arts program? Voyager HS Chorus WANTS YOU! Placement auditions for Chorus for the 2019-20 school year will take place on Monday, May 6th & Tuesday, May 7th in the HS Music room (E-136).
NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!! You do NOT have to audition to be in chorus, however, auditions are encouraged for placement in the group that best suits your ability level. See the attached flyer for more details & contact Mrs. Hobgood with questions:

AUDITION INFO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
WHEN: Monday, May 6th, 2-5pm -- rising 10th-12th grade
--OR-- Tuesday, May 7th, 3:45-5:30pm -- rising 9th grade
WHERE: E-136 (HS Chorus Room)
WHY: for correct placement in 2019-20 HS Chorus classes
HOW: Be prepared to sing a short song (chorus + verse) that shows off your voice (max 1.5 mins) You can sing a capella or use instrumental accompaniment that you provide.
DRESS COMFORTABLY for the choreography portion of the audition

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

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.

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. Click here for a flyer!

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!


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:



(Please visit our website at for all up to date schedules and news.)

Upcoming Events:
-- Looking to get back in shape or take your conditioning to a new level while helping raise money for Voyager, we can help.
-- Sunday May 5th– Voyager Booster will be hosting a VIP class at Orange Theory Fitness. Orange Theory is a high intensity interval training studio with classes that work for all fitness levels run by Certified Personal Trainers.  We look forward to partnering with this event. Should you have any questions please email Deuce Harris at
Cost - $30 for Adults and $20 for students

Please see our website www.voyagerathletics.comfor up to date schedules, results and other announcements.

Athletics Physicals
EmergeOrtho is excited to once again offer our annual $10 Sports Physical event! This year Sports Physicals night will take place on Wednesday, May 15th from 6:00 – 8:00pm at multiple locations around the Triangle. Please see below for the list of participating locations. Cash or check ONLY. Please advise student-athletes to fill out the medical history portion of the physical form, signed and dated by a parent/guardian.  As always, ALL proceeds are donated back to the schools! Attached is a flyer that can be displayed or distributed to students or parents. Please feel free to reach out with any further questions. Have a great week!

List of participating locations:

• Apex · 910 West Williams Street
• Brier Creek ·­7850 Brier Creek Pkwy
• Chapel Hill ·­100 Perkins Drive
• Durham · 120 William Penn Plaza
• Oxford · 107 E. McClanahan Street
• Raleigh ·­3100 Duraleigh Road
• Roxboro ·­799 Doctors Court
• Smithfield · 100 Kellie Drive(New location opening May 1st!)
• Wake Forest ·­11550 Common Oaks Drive

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!"

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