Sunday, September 15, 2019

From the Voyager Academy Managing Director, Sept. 15, 2019

Dear Viking Families, 
Hope you all had a nice weekend and are ready for another great week at Voyager! All our kids and teachers are working hard and you will see great pictures from a few field trips last week that our students enjoyed as they do each year.  Make sure you take note of information below on the PSAT for interested students, the new Science Olympiad information and a great Arts Program update regarding a NEW show choir camp for 3rd-6th graders. This is a new great camp opportunity! 

Don’t forget to check out our donations page on our website and help us raise money for activity buses for all our students! Our goal is to raise enough money by the end of this school year to secure buses to use for sports, arts, field trips and more! 
A big thank you to a few of our sponsors; the James & Mildred Wilkinson Charitable Foundation, Emily Geisen and Family and Matthew Tapley and Family!  Thank you for all you do for Voyager! 
Many parents have been completing their background checks to help us through volunteering efforts on and off campus.  Thank you for this! It keeps our children safe and the more parental involvement we have the more successful we will all be! These checks are good for two years and we maintain the database for all approved volunteers. If you would like to volunteer and find the fee for the background check prohibitive, please email  me directly so I can help jlucas@voyageracademy.net .
11th Grade Students & Parents: 
VAHS will be offering the PSAT to interested 11th grade students.  The PSAT test will take place on Wednesday, October 16th, beginning at 8:00am in the High School Commons. The test will only be offered once and there is no make-up date. Students who choose to take the PSAT will be excused for that portion of the school day. Parents may register their student at https://forms.gle/tVACLzay2aabfoCz7 The cost of the exam is $16.
The PSAT is a practice test that prepares students for success on the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test). Additional information for students and parents about the PSAT can be found at https://www.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt. Additionally, Juniors who do very well on the PSAT may qualify for the NMSQT Scholarship Competition. Test results are usually received in December. Students will receive their test book back as well as a score report that gives specific information about their correct/incorrect answers, difficulty level of questions and content each question assessed. VAHS counselor, Jill O'Kane will make arrangements to distribute and explain results to students.
Questions regarding the PSAT administration, should go to Laura Howell, VA Testing/Accountability Coordinator.