Sunday, October 27, 2019

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Oct. 27, 2019

Dear VAMS Families,
Bright Ideas is a grant sponsored by Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation and awarded to schools.  Voyager Middle School’s 6th graders have received one of the Bright Ideas grant, thanks to Mr. Price and Mrs. Miller! The money from the grant will be used to build a greenhouse in their community garden. Be on the lookout as the work will begin very soon! Needless to say, that all are very excited! 

If you need to order PE clothing, please see info below.  If you have questions, contact Dori Liller.  Her email is

Voyager Phys Ed OCT is now open!

Find items that I've picked out specifically for our team.

There is also spiritwear available for your family and friends.

Check out the shop details below.


    - Store Open From: October 24 - October 31, 2019

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Voyager Phys Ed OCT

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Representative Craig Horn
Last week we had the privilege of having Representative Craig Horn visit Voyager Middle School. Representative Horn spent time with a 6th grade Core Connections class and a 5th grade Social Studies class.  After spending time in the classrooms, Representative Horn and I spent time talking about Voyager, charter schools, public schools, along with other educational topics.  I must say I was thoroughly impressed with the knowledge Representative Horn has regarding education.  
We learned on Thursday that Representative Craig Horn will be returning to Voyager Middle School.  During his next visit he will spend time in Mrs. Easterly’s 5th grade social studies class.  From what I understand, Mrs. Easterly is going to have him working with students!!!!!

Book Fair
The Book Fair is back and is available to students from Oct. 28 – Nov. 1!  There are lots of great books at the Book Fair!
Soccer, Cross Country, Tennis, and Volleyball
Our fall sports are coming to an end!  I am very proud of our teams. Not only were they successful when playing, they were great representatives of VAMS.  The students displayed great sportsmanship no matter the outcome of the game/match/meet.  
Our volleyball team began tournament play on Friday at East Wake.  The girls played hard and there was much energy displayed. Their play was great taking East Wake to 3 sets.  On the third set, they fell a little short!  
Our soccer team begins tournament play next week!  Their first game will be at Voyager so be on the lookout for dates and times so you can come support the team.
Thanks to the coaches, parents, and spectators for the support provided to all of our teams!

Fall Picture Retakes
Our fall picture retake date is Oct. 28.

Counselor Corner

Here is the link to Mrs. Farrish’s website.  It has information that might be helpful to you.

Upcoming Dates

Monday, Oct. 28 Basketball tryouts for girls from 6:00-7:30 and boys from 7:30-9:00

Monday, Oct. 28 Fall Picture Make-ups, Retakes

Wednesday, Oct. 30 6th grade Field Trip – more drivers needed, contact Doug Price or Carrie Miller.

Thursday, Oct. 31 Mrs. Easterly’s homeroom visits Brookhaven Assisted Living to share Halloween treats

Tuesday, Nov. 5 National Junior Honor Society meeting, 7:30, Ms. Green’s room

Thursday, Nov. 7 5th grade Project Based Celebration, 1:00

Friday, Nov. 8 Mrs. L. Allen’s class to Maple View Farm

Basketball Tryouts for 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders

Many of you have asked about basketball tryouts for girls and boys!  Tryouts for both teams begin Monday, Oct. 28. The first tryout session for the girls is Oct. 28 from 6:00-7:30. The first tryout session for the boys is Oct. 28 from 7:30 – 9:00.  From what I understand, both coaches will be able to share additional tryout information during Monday’s session.

As always, if you have questions or comments, feel free to share with me.  My email is 


Gwen Johnson, Principal

Voyager Academy Middle School