Sunday, February 9, 2020

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Feb. 9, 2020

Hello Middle School Families, 
What an ending to a terrific week!  I can’t thank you enough for all the support you gave the middle school through the tornado warning, the downpours of rain, and the loss of power in the middle of our car line on Friday.

Valentine Grams

The Voyager Academy Middle School Theatre Arts Program is hosting a 
Valentine Gram Fundraiser! 

You Make Each Day a Little Bit Brighter! Happy Valentine's Day!
You Are TOAD-ally Awesome! Happy Valentine's Day!
It is RUFF When You Are Not Around! Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Valentine's Day!

How it works: 
1. Choose a Valentine Gram from the choices! Fill out as many Grams as you'd like! (more order forms can be found at   You may also use the attached form.

1. Candy (one chocolate/non-chocolate)  or Valentine Pencil 
2. Put your filled out Gram in an envelope labeled "Valentine Gram" along with money. Each Gram is $2! 
3. Return your completed form and money to Ms. Pam or to Mrs. Thompson and/or Ms. Wicker

Valentine Grams--- Spread love and kindness to someone this Valentine's Day! Surprise them with a Valentine Gram! 

Students received a Valentine Gram sheet to take home to complete their orders if they are participating.

To find the information at the MS drama website go to ---

8th Grade Business Projects
Our 8th grade Business Project will be open for business on Monday, February 10 from 10:45-11:45. Come visit over 20 businesses as their products will be on display and for purchase in our gym.  All proceeds will be donated to Vet to Vet, Duke Children’s Hospital and St. Jude’s. Come Shop to your Drop!!!!

Capital Campaign
Thank you to the very generous donors who have given to our capital campaign to purchase school buses for all students. If you haven’t already donated, please consider “Giving to Voyager” for our capital campaign fundraiser. We need activity buses to help transport our kids to all the wonderful events and activities they enjoy such as field trips, sporting events, arts competitions and much more.  Please visit the donations page here:
You can simply donate through the paypal link or you can view many different “sponsorship opportunities” by downloading the sponsor forms below the link. Your donations can also provide you or your company with advertising, banners, and other great benefits when you support the Voyager community.  If you need additional information on sponsorships opportunities please email me directly at

Some families have asked if they can send in a check made out to Voyager Academy Capital Campaign and the answer is of course you can! Please send a check in a sealed envelope and Capital Campaign on the outside so your child’s teacher can make sure it makes its way into the business office. If you would like a receipt we will certainly send you one via email and we thank you in advance for your support. 

Teacher Appreciation Week – Info from the PTO
Teacher Appreciation week is scheduled for February 10-14, 2020.The PTO has historically given gift cards to the staff on the last Friday of Teacher Appreciation Week. We would like to repeat this as a HUGE thank you to these folks who spend so much time with our kids.
We have made it super easy, please follow this link and you can contribute and then be done!!…/9e874d243493480fa61b4f2516c9…

Again, thank you for all you have done for the teachers and THANK YOU in advance for your help in supporting and loving our teachers!!!
PTO and volunteers

Counselor Corner
Here is the link to Mrs. Farrish’s website.  It has information that might be helpful to you.
It’s back – Voyager’s Auction!  The date of the auction is March 27.  Mrs. McKenna and Mrs. Kelly Andrew are coordinating.  Be on the lookout for more information!

Calendar of Events
Monday, Feb. 10 – Friday, Feb. 14   Teacher Appreciation Week
Monday, February 10       Basketball teams away
Tuesday, February 11      Basketball teams at home
Wednesday, February 12 Last day to order Valentine Grams
Friday, February 14      Valentine’s Day – Dress for Success
Monday, February 17   Teacher Workday – no school for students
Tuesday, February 18  Teacher Workday – no school for students

If you have questions or concerns, please send me an
Gwen Johnson 
Middle School Principal