Monday, August 26, 2019

Voyager Academy High School News, Aug. 25, 2019

GO VIKINGS GO!
In this issue...
  • SENIORS.....Parking Painting Palooza and MORE! 
  • VAHS Senior Information Session (Senior Parent Night) 
  • Durham Tech Dual Enrollment Information Sessions (Take College Courses While at VAHS) 
  • Hum Sub Volunteer Scholarship (deadline to apply- Sept. 2, 2019) 
  • Buy a Yearbook Now 
  • Love to Fish? Become a VAHS Bass Assassin 
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meets Wednesday Mornings
  • The VAHS Counseling Department Blog (website)
  • Be a Smartie and join the PTO ! ! 
  • PARENTS:  Sign up to receive text messages from the school 
  • Important dates

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SENIORS.....Parking Painting Palooza and MORE!

Information will be shared with Seniors on Monday in Advisory about the option to paint their student parking space and senior class apparel orders. The fee to paint your parking space is in addition to the parking pass fee. Applications must be completed and returned by September 3rd to Mrs. Copley. 
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VAHS Senior Information Session (Senior Parent Night)
Seniors and their parents/guardians are invited to attend the Sr. Information session at VAHS on Thursday, October 17, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.. Sessions will include Information about Graduation Requirements, Post High school Options, and College Application/Admissions Information.  

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Durham Tech Dual Enrollment Information Sessions (Take College Courses While at VAHS)
The dates for the CCP Information Sessions at Durham Tech. Have been posted on the Durham Tech CCP website under "Enrollment Steps". The next evening session is Thursday Sept. 19, 2019. 
Students interested in the Career and College Promise program must attend an information session. During a session students can learn about program requirements, plans of study, and apply for admission.  Parents are welcome to attend. https://www.durhamtech.edu/dual-enrollment

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Hum Sub Volunteer Scholarship (deadline to apply - Sept. 2, 2019)
Hum Sub, the organizers of Cary Diwali, invites ALL middle-school and high-school  students to apply for the annual Hum Sub Youth Achievement Award. This award rewards students' accomplishments in the fields of volunteering, community service, leadership, research, academics and extra-curricular activities such as music, arts, sports etc.
Students will be competing for four $500 awards, and the winners will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges. The awards will be presented at the main stage on Cary Diwali on October 12th, 2019 at Koka Booth Amphitheater (Regency Park) in Cary, NC.  Moreover, all applicants will be honored at an awards luncheon at a later date. The application deadline is September 2, 2019.  

Please note that this award is open to students of ALL ethnic and cultural backgrounds and heritages. If you have any questions, please contact us at youthaward@humsub.org.
Click here for a flyer with more information.

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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 http://www.jostensyearbooks.com

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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 tackle...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. 


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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 (dbaker@voyageracademy.net) or Mrs. Paradis (mparadis@voyageracademy.net) for more info.   

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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.   

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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
YOU’LL HAVE FUN!

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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.  





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Important Dates for VAHS

Dates
Events
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. 17
VAHS Senior Information Session (Senior Parent Night)  6-7:30pm
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. 25
Project Exhibition Day. 2-4:00pm
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
NO CLASSES – MLK Holiday
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
April 8
Project Exhibition Day. 4-6:00pm
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)


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