Sunday, May 19, 2019

Voyager Academy High School News, May 19, 2019

In this Week’s issue...
  • Final Exam and AP Exam Schedule 
  • Final Exam Breakfast
  • Important Info. About Math 1 and Math 3 State Exams
  • Graduation Bulletin 
  • Graduation Tickets 
  • Win A Chance to Attend Graduation 
  • Thank you Jr. Families 
  • Cheerleading Tryouts 
  • Spring Sports Recap 
  • Volleyball Summer Workouts 
  • New York City Fall Break 2019 
  • Explore the Wetlands and Waterways of Panama 
  • YES, Vaping is Harmful. See These Two Important Articles From Yale University 
  • Spanish Class Field Trip: Visit The Lost City of the Incas 
  • 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!)


Final Exam and AP Exam Schedule
Please click below for this Spring's final and AP Exam schedule:


Best wishes to all for a successful exam and rest of the semester!!

Final Exam Breakfast
Attention all High School students Voyager Volleyball would like to help you be ready for your exam. Stop by the commons every morning during exam week from 8:00am - 8:45am and purchase some exam fuel. We will be selling muffins, doughnuts, orange juice, and strawberry banana bread! We would like to wish everyone good luck on their exams and hope to see you at breakfast.

Important Info. About Math 1 and Math 3 State Exams

Graduation Bulletin
Hard to believe it, but graduation is just around the corner.

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!  

Win A Chance to Attend Graduation
Want to come to graduation....don't have a ticket...NHS has you covered! NHS is raffling off box seating at the Carolina Theater. There are six boxes with 2 seats each. We are raffling tickets until Thursday May 23rd and can be purchased from Mrs. Huntington in room C115. Tickets are one for $5 or three for $10. We will draw the winner Friday morning and they will be contacted by 4:00 pm that day. Hope to see you at graduation!!

Thank you Jr. Families
Many thanks to the Junior parents who brought food or monetary donations for the class of 2019 Senior  Breakfast and Awards Ceremony! We had over 230 guests at the event, and there was plenty of tasty food for all. Having the Juniors families host this event is a wonderful new tradition!    

Cheerleading Try-Outs
VAHS cheerleading try-out practice and learning sessions will be held Thursday, June 6th and Friday, June 7th from 5:30-7:00 pm in Voyager’s middle school gym. Tryouts will be Saturday, June 8th beginning at 10:00 in the middle school gym. Try-out packet information can be found at  Please contact Mrs. Allen ( ) if you have any questions.

Spring Sports Recap
As the school year draws to a close, so to does our Athletic year.  Thank you to all our sponsors, supporters, parents, and student athletes.   Please help me in congratulating this years teams and individuals that were highlighted by the following honors

Men's Soccer - Conference, Regional and State Champions
Boy's Soccer - Conference and Tournament Champions
MS Cross Country - Conference and Tournament Champions
HS Girls Cross Country - State Runner-Up

Boy's Basketball - Conference and Tournament Champions
Girl's Basketball - Conference Co-Champions
HS Swimming - Conference Champions and State Champion - Adam Cheifetz
HS Wrestling - Conference Champions and two time State Champion - Jacari Deal, and State Finalists - Wesley Sharpe and Jacobi Deal

Men's Tennis - Conference Champions and State Finalists in Doubles Ben and Kolby McQuaid
Girls Soccer - Conference and Tournament Champions

This Friday, May 17th during HS lunch the Athletics Department will be holding our annual signing day celebration for our graduating student-athletes that will be continuing their education and athletic careers at the college level.  This year we have 7 seniors that will be recongized during this event.

Ben McQuaid - Tennis
Kolbe McQuaid - Tennis
Mason Kosik - Soccer
Jacobi Deal - Wrestling
Jacari Deal - Wrestling
Josh Brewer - Lacrosse
Madison Miner - Synchronized Ice Skating

Volleyball Summer Workouts!
Hello everyone, Voyager Volleyball is getting back into gear and we are offering Open Gym workouts to all rising 9th - 12th grade ladies who wish to tryout for Voyager HS Volleyball. All participants must have a current physical for Open Gym.
Gym dates and times are as follows:
Monday 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Thursday 6pm - 8pm

We look forward to seeing all Voyager Volleyball hopefuls there!
Please contact Coach Taylor at or Coach Dowaliby at with questions or for further information.

New York City Fall Break 2019
Sign up for the Fall Break 2019 Trip to NYC!

Please direct questions to mparadis@voyageracademy,net and

Explore the Wetlands and Waterways of Panama
Its time for a science adventure here at Voyager Academy. Join us for an exciting trip of a life time to beautiful Panama where we will explore the vast lush rain forests with top notch biologist. We will tour the ruins of an ancient Panamanian civilization, take a boat ride up the Panama Canal and much, much more! The tour will blast off May 30th 2020! Join us for an informational session on Thursday May 16th at 5:30 pm in room C115 (high school). Contact me at if you would like more information and can't attend the meeting. You can RSVP for the interest meeting by following this link.

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

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!


(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!"