Sunday, September 1, 2019

Voyager Academy High School News, Sept. 1, 2019


GO VIKINGS GO!
In this issue... 

  • Grade 9-11 Yearbook Pictures
  • SENIORS.....Paint Your Parking Space
  • Want your student to open up a Free Student Checking Account?
  • Stay Informed
  • VAHS Senior Information Session (Senior Parent Night)
  • Durham Tech Dual Enrollment Information Sessions (Take College Courses While at VAHS)
  • 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)
  • 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
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Grade 9-11 Yearbook Pictures
Students in grades 9-11 will take yearbook pictures on Wednesday, September 4th. Order forms will go home this week, or order online at Strawbridge.net with the code: FM321616.
This will not be the senior make up day. Senior make up pictures (yearbook pose only) will be held on our make up day, October 16th.


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Seniors...Paint Your Parking Space
All applications and fee for painting your SENIOR parking space are due Wednesday, September 4th to Mrs. Copley. Click here to download the application!

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Want your student to open up a Free Student Checking Account?
Vision Financial Credit Union is coming to Voyager on Thursday, Sept. 3rd from 3:50-4:30 p.m. and will be helping students open up FREE Student Checking Accounts in the High School, Room A148 (Mr. Baker's room)! To open an account you will need to bring two forms of ID (one must be a social security card or a copy of one), and a minimum initial deposit of $25. Any student under 18 years of age will also need a parent or guardian on the account with them (and that parent/guardian would also need two forms of ID: one of them a social security card). The set-up fee will be waived, and students can even sign up for free checks! This event is open to all students in the Voyager Family K-12, and is a great way for students to learn about managing their money. Contact Mr. Baker (dbaker@voyageracademy.net) for any questions. 

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Stay Informed!      
Please check the VAHS blog frequently, for news, information, and opportunities for VAHS students. Also, please feel free to subscribe, to receive emailed notifications of new postings. (see below on the right hand side of the page under where it says, "FOLLOW US.").

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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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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
-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 Apciation 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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