Sunday, August 18, 2019

Voyager Academy High School News, Aug. 18, 2019


Parents and students are encouraged to check this newsletter weekly, as it contains important information for the whole VAHS community!
(please look over to the right side of the page to subscribe)

In this issue...

  • Buy a Yearbook Now 
  • Love to Fish? Become a VAHS Bass Assassin 
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meets Wednesday Mornings
  • Individual Score Reports (ISRs) to be mailed home this week, to 9th and 10th graders
  • Interested in Robotics?
  • The VAHS Counseling Department Blog (website)
  •  Voyager Baseball Team are Summer Champs
  •  Be a Smartie and join the PTO ! !
  •  PARENTS: Sign up to receive text messages from the school
  • Important dates

Buy a Yearbook Now!
The 2020 Expedition yearbook is on sale now at the lowest price offered, $55.  Purchase a personalization and get FOUR FREE ICONS to go along with the student's name.  The deadline for this offer is September 30th.

All purchases should be made at


Love to Fish?  Become A VAHS Bass Assassin
The Bass Assassins are looking for students aged 9-18 to join our team and share our passion for fishing. No problem!!! We can help you out by providing you with rods, reels and tackle to use on tournament days. This year we will be participating in 10 tournaments around the state with the hopes to send teams to the National/World Finals in Wisconsin. Have a boat or know someone who does and would be willing to give up a Saturday a month mentoring our youth please contact me as we are always in need of boat captains for teams and substitutes when someone is unavailable. 


Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meets on Wednesday mornings from 7:30-8:30am in room D124. 
Students do not need to be athletes, nor Christian to attend--All are welcome! :)  Contact Mr. Baker ( or Mrs. Paradis ( for more info.  


Individual Score Reports (ISRs) To Be Sent Home This Week to 9th and 10th Graders
This week, Individual Score Reports (ISRs) for the 2018-19, 8th grade End-of-Grade Math test and NC Math 1 EOC will be mailed home. Please be on the lookout!

The ISR provides information on how your student performed on End-of-Grade, End-of-Course, or NCEXTEND1 assessment. The scores on these assessments are only one of many indicators of how well your student is achieving. Test scores should always be considered along with all other variable with all other available information provided about your student.


Interested in Robotics? 
Please see the message below from Chelsea Shoben, Mentor, AREA 27, FIRST FRC Robotics Team

Dear VAHS Community,

I’m a mentor with a community-based, high school-level robotics team, AREA 27. We compete in the FIRST ( Robotics Competition each year and are currently seeking new students to join our team. As a community-based team, we welcome students from all schooling-types, including but not limited to public, private, charter, and home school. 

In preparation for our competition each year, students are mentally and physically engaged in solving problems surrounding physics, computer science, electrical engineering, business, marketing, fundraising, and teamwork. No prior knowledge or experience is expected, just a willingness to learn and have fun. 

We would greatly appreciate you sharing this opportunity with your students via this brochure  (click here). We welcome students to join our discord chat if they’d like to ask questions directly to members of the team. 

We will also be holding an interest meeting next week and welcome anyone interested in learning more or joining the team to attend. 

Address of interest meeting:
140 Science Drive, Gross Hall, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
*Please park in any ungated ‘Chemistry’ parking spots available on Towerview rd or Circuit dr. 

Date: 08/23/2019 (Friday)
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

The interest meeting will be hosted by current students of the team. Attendees will have the opportunity to see our last year’s robot in action, ask questions to the current students, and meet the mentors on the team.

Interested parents and students with questions about the team or interest meeting may contact me (Chelsea Shoben or our general email line at ( 
We are also open to additional mentors and adding new sponsors. These types of questions are also be directed to (

Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions. 

Chelsea Shoben
Mentor, AREA 27, FIRST FRC Robotics Team


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.   


Why you might ask?
We need YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It will enrich your experience at Voyager by being involved
You get to meet and socialize with other parents
PTO involvement helps parents be aware of school needs


PARENTS:  Sign up to receive text messages from VAHS
Even though you may have been subscribed from last year, all must re-subscribe.  This is because some cell phone numbers may no longer belong to last year’s subscribers (as people may change numbers or mobile providers). Click below for subscription instructions for your student’s grade.  


Important Dates for VAHS

Sept. 2
NO CLASSES – Labor Day
Sept. 27
NO CLASSES – Parent/Teacher conference day
Oct. 1
Midterm exams for pds. 1 & 3
Oct. 2
Midterm exams for pds. 2 & 4
Oct. 7-11
NO CLASSES – Fall Break
Oct. 18
Report cards given to students
Oct. 22
Pre-ACT (required for all 10th graders)
Oct. 25
Fall Festival (by the VA PTO)
Nov. 11
NO CLASSES – Veterans’ Day
Nov. 27-29
NO CLASSES – Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 12 – 18
Final exams
Dec. 19 – Jan. 3
NO CLASSES – Winter Break
Jan. 6
1st day of class to begin the 2nd semester
Jan. 11
Report cards given to students
Jan. 20
Feb. 10-14
Teacher Appreciation Week
Feb. 17
NO CLASSES – Teacher workday
Feb. 18
NO CLASSES – Parent/Teacher conference day
Feb. 25
ACT Exam (all 11th graders)
Mar. 4
Midterm exams for pds. 1 & 3
Mar. 5
Midterm exams for pds. 2 & 4
Mar. 13
Report cards given to students
Mar. 16
NO CLASSES – Teacher workday
Mar. 17
NO CLASSES – Parent/Teacher conference day
Apr. 10 – 17
NO CLASSES – Spring Break
May 1
Spring Fling (by the VA PTO)
May 4-15
AP exams
May 18-22
Final exams
May 26
Graduation (time and location TBA)