Sunday, December 10, 2017

From the Managing Director's Desk, Dec. 10, 2017

Dear Viking Families,

It was a great week on campus and we only have a couple weeks to go before the long holiday break. Hopefully you saw our message inviting any qualified VA students to take a private drivers ed course during break from Jan 2-6th at the VA high school.  If you are interested, please email me directly as this course needs at least 10 participants to remain open.

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Dec. 10, 2017


Dear VAES Families,

Thank you for your kindness and generosity!  There are no more tags on our special “Giving Tree” and we are collecting the gifts.  Gifts must be turned in wrapped to the elementary school by Monday, December 11th.  The tag has a special label on it you can use to mark who is to receive the gift.

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Dec. 10, 2017



Dear VAMS Families,


This has been a very busy week.  All of our students participated in Language Arts/reading and math benchmarks.  The students worked hard and put forth their best effort.  We should receive our reports next week.  Our data will be used to determine individual strengths and weaknesses as well as diving into the vocabulary that students need to know.  In Language Arts, we will determine the types of questions that are easy for our students and the types of questions that need more work.  Our math results will identify standards that need more explanation as well as provide examples of multi-step word problems that are often difficult for students because they do not read the entire problem. 

Voyager Academy High School News, Dec. 10, 2017

BASKETBALL TEAMS WELCOME TEAMS FROM “DOWN UNDER”


Voyager’s varsity and JV basketball teams hosted traveling teams from Australia on Monday, December 4. These teams’ trips included stops in California, Texas, South Carolina, Orlando, Washington DC, and more.

Voyager Academy Athletics News, Dec. 10, 2017



IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Middle school awards nights are 6pm at middle school gym on the following dates: 
Feb. 13th  - Winter
May 10th – Spring

Voyager Academy Arts Programs, Dec. 10, 2017

VA Visual, Culinary, and Performing Arts Update
VAFOA, Voyager Academy Friends of the Arts

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, Dec. 10, 2017



TEAM COACHES
Division A (K-6) - Erik Benson (scienceolympiadteama@voyageracademy.net
Division B (6-9) - Connie Vance (connie1vance@gmail.com)
Division C (9-12) - Amanda Honey (ahoney@voyageracademy.net)

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DIVISION A
The A team is underway for the Science Olympiad season!  Thanks to everyone who came to last week's first meeting, we've got a fantastic group for this year.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

From the Managing Director's Desk, Dec. 3, 2017



DEAR VIKING FAMILIES,

It was a great week on campus and we only have a couple weeks to go before the long holiday break. Hopefully you saw our message inviting any qualified VA students to take a private drivers ed course during break from Jan 2-6th at the VA high school.  If you are interested, please email me directly as this course needs at least 10 participants to remain open.

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Dec. 3, 2017



Dear VAES Families,

This year, we have our special “Giving Tree” in the front office of the elementary school.  On it are tags for families in need.  The tag has information about the child's size, age, and gender.  If you would like to show empathy and generosity to a child in need, please come get a tag and purchase a gift.  Gifts must be turned in wrapped to the elementary school by Monday, December 11th.  The tag has a special label on it you can use to mark who is to receive the gift.

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Dec. 3, 2017


DEAR VAMS FAMILIES,


I cannot believe that we are now in December and in the final weeks of the first semester.  Next week we will administer benchmarks in reading and math.  Once we receive the reports, our teachers will analyze the data to determine the level of learning of each student in order to determine our strong areas and our areas of need.  It’s extremely important for our students to be on time as benchmarks will start immediately after the 8:15 announcements.  If they are not in their class when benchmarks begin, they will have to wait until the benchmarks are completed before going to class.  Please make sure your children are on time – meaning students are in class when the 8:15 bell rings!

Voyager Academy High School News, Dec. 3, 2017



VAHS FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE


VAHS final exams will take place from Dec. 14 - Dec. 19.

Please pay particular attention to the attendance policy. GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!

Voyager Academy Athletics News, Dec. 3, 2017



IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMNETS

Middle school awards nights are 6pm at middle school gym on the following dates: 
Feb. 13th  - Winter
May 10th – Spring

****Student athletes are $20 raffle tickets, for a change to win one of two $1,000 gift cards. The raffle will be held on December 12th during the halftime of the high school varsity boys basketball game. ****

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, Dec. 3, 2017



TEAM COACHES

Division A (K-6) - Erik Benson (scienceolympiadteama@voyageracademy.net
Division B (6-9) - Connie Vance (connie1vance@gmail.com)
Division C (9-12) - Amanda Honey (ahoney@voyageracademy.net)

Sunday, November 19, 2017

From the Managing Directors Desk, Nov. 19, 2017


Dear Viking Families,

We hope you have enjoyed your weekend and look forward to seeing you all tomorrow. It was a great week on campus and our middle school kids had a BLAST at their fall dance! Thanks to everyone who helped make this event possible for them!  Winter sports are in session so make sure you check out the schedules below and watch our Vikings play!  The calendar for the 2018 and 2019 school year will be presented to the Board for final approval on December 7th and it will be posted for you after. Thanks for your patience as we work out a few final kinks and get ready for a great year next year as well!

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Nov. 19, 2017


Dear VAES Families,

As we enter the season of thanksgiving, I wanted to highlight some of the wonderful ways we are teaching and reinforcing our empathy initiative. 

Earlier this week, I heard from the principal at Smith Academy in Houston, Texas.  We collected gift cards for them after Hurricane Harvey.  Here is his message to our Voyager family: “Smith Academy in Houston, Texas is grateful for your amazing demonstration of kindness to help our families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Your efforts will go a long in helping those impacted by floods to return to their homes. Thank you!” 

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Nov. 19, 2017



Dear VAMS Families,

Wow, if you were not at the NC School of Math and Science on Thursday night, you missed a terrific performance.  The middle school and high school music departments provided an evening of entertainment and it awesome.  Both schools have incredibly talented students.  I was certainly proud of the middle school students as well as the high school students.

Voyager Academy High School News, Nov. 19, 2017

A MIGHTY VIKING PEP RALLY!!

The high school will be holding a fall pep rally on Tuesday, November 21st. Grade levels are encouraged to wear their spirit color on the day of the pep rally!
  • 9th grade: white
  • 10th grade: blue
  • 11th grade: red
  • 12th grade: black

Voyager Academy Athletics News, Nov. 19, 2017


IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENT
 
Middle school awards nights are 6pm at middle school gym on the following dates: 

  • Feb. 13th  - Winter
  • May 10th – Spring

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, Nov. 19, 2017

TEAM COACHES

Division A (K-6) - Erik Benson (scienceolympiadteama@voyageracademy.net
Division B (6-9) - Connie Vance (connie1vance@gmail.com)
Division C (9-12) - Amanda Honey (ahoney@voyageracademy.net)

Voyager Academy PTO News, Nov. 19, 2017



There is lots of information for this week!

We are having a 7th-8th grade dance on Friday, December 1st from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Admissions is $5 and concessions will be available for sale. Please send $1 bills for concessions. The money raised will be used by the PTO Board to support a worthy cause. Mark your calendars and sign up for donation at this link. https://goo.gl/iqvmM6  Donations should be given to Mrs. Pam by Wednesday, November 2

Voyager Academy Care (after/before school) Program News, Nov. 19, 2017


The students and staff are having a wonderful time in before/after care! Kudos to the staff for continuing to support our students by participating in spirit week.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

From the Managing Director's Desk, Nov. 12, 2017

Dear Viking families,

It has been a short but great week on campus with project celebrations and our HS athletic signing event. Congratulations to Aaron Beasley and Cole Scearce on their college signing and good luck in your future endeavors! We are so proud of our many student athletes and we are happy to see their work pay off!

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Nov. 12, 2017

Dear VAES Families,

We have had a really busy and exciting week at VAES with K – 3 Project Celebrations and the Boosterthon activities and the FUN RUN!!  


Every year, I think that there is no way that the projects could get any better, however, once again, I was “blown away” by the beautiful, thoughtful, and fabulous projects presented by our students, teachers, and staff!!  BRAVO!!! 

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Nov. 12, 2017

Dear VAMS Families,

Even though this has been a short week, it has been a very busy week!  There were tryouts for the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams.  We are very proud of all the students who competed for a spot on the teams.  Due to the number of interested students and the level of talent, our coaches had tough decisions as they determined who would be on the rosters.  Great job to all of the athletes!

Voyager Academy High School News, Nov. 12, 2017

COME SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR OUR VIKING MUSICIANS!!

Fall Choral Concert featuring our Middle School & High School Choirs & Band!

When:  Thursday, November 16th @ 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm for general admission seating)
Where:  NC School of Science & Math Theater (1219 Broad St, Durham, NC 27705)

Voyager Academy Athletics News, Nov. 12, 2017

2 VAHS SCHOLAR ATHLETES SIGN COLLEGE COMMITMENT LETTERS 
As exemplary scholar athletes, Cole Scearce and Aaron Beasley are helping to build the tradition of achievement at Voyager Academy High School. On Wednesday, November 8, Aaron signed a letter of intent to attend Duke University, where he will play baseball. Cole signed his letter of intent to study at University of Mount Olive, where he will play on the golf team. Congratulations gentlemen. We have but one request: Please remember us when you're famous!

Voyager Academy PTO News, Nov. 12, 2017

PTO UPDATE:  THERE IS LOTS OF INFORMATION FOR THIS WEEK!

We are having a 4th-6th grade dance on Friday, November 17th from 4-6 pm. Students can stay after school and will be walked to the elementary school for the event. Admissions is $5 and snacks will be available for sale. Please send students with $1 bills for concessions.

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, Nov. 12, 2017

TEAM COACHES
 
Division A (K-6) - Erik Benson (scienceolympiadteama@voyageracademy.net)
Division B (6-9) - Connie Vance (connie1vance@gmail.com)
Division C (9-12) - Amanda Honey (ahoney@voyageracademy.net)

Sunday, November 5, 2017

From the Voyager Academy Managing Director, Nov. 5, 2017

Hello Viking Families!  
It’s hard to believe that Halloween is over and it is already November!  We hope you have enjoyed your weekend with family and are ready for another great week on campus.  The fall festival last Friday was a huge success and we hope that you will always have some lasting memories and pictures form the event and scavenger hunt! Winter sports are underway so make sure you check out the athletics calendar included so you can attend the events and show your Viking pride! 


Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Nov. 5 2017

Dear VAES Families, 
We have had a fun week at VAES!!  On Tuesday, we kicked-off our Boosterthon fundraiser with a pep rally and we have had  a VAES spirit week!!   I have really enjoyed seeing all the students dress up!  Many of the costumes were so creative!!


Voyager Academy Middle School News, Nov. 5, 2017

Dear VAMS Families,
We have noticed that more and more families are “cutting it close” and arriving later. This week we had at least 55 students who were tardy. Please leave your house 5 minutes earlier in order to have your child get to class on time.  Our school day begins at 8:15.  If your child is not in the classroom when the 8:15 tardy bell rings, they are marked tardy.   Habitually arriving late is a disservice to your child as much instructional time is missed as well as it puts them behind the entire day. Thank you for your help and support with this very important issue!

Voyager Academy High School News, Nov. 5, 2017

MAY 2018 GRADUATION DATE SET

The 2017-18 graduation date is now confirmed!  Commencement ceremonies for the class of 2018 will be on May 29th, Tuesday at 5:00pm at the Carolina Theatre in Durham. 

Voyager Academy Arts Programs News, Nov. 5, 2017

Mark your calendars!!

HS FALL CHORAL CONCERT

-Thursday, November 16th, 7:00 pm
-NC School of Science & Math Theater

Featuring the High school & Middle School choirs AND the Voyager Band! Come out & show your support for our high school & middle school musicians!
 


Cost is $5 for students, $10 for adults and FREE for Voyager Staff & their immediate family (w/ Voyager staff ID)

Voyager Academy Athletics New Nov. 5, 2017

IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENTS
Middle school awards nights are 6pm at middle school gym on the following dates:

  • Feb. 13th  - Winter
  • May 10th - Spring

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad news, Nov. 5, 20017

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD UPDATE
TEAM COACHES
Division A (K-6) - Erik Benson (scienceolympiadteama@voyageracademy.net)
Division B (6-9) - Connie Vance (connie1vance@gmail.com)
Division C (9-12) - Amanda Honey (ahoney@voyageracademy.net)

Monday, October 30, 2017

From the Voyager Academy Managing Director, Oct. 29, 2017

Hello Viking Families!

It was a pleasure getting to see so many families, students and staff enjoying the night on Friday for Fall Festival and costume contest! The weather was perfect and out PTO did an amazing job. We are very thankful for these moments to just enjoy one another’s company and spend some time with each other. 

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Oct. 29, 2017

Dear VAES Families,
We have been busy week at VAES!!  Last week, to culminate their character study, the second graders had their 2nd Annual Character Parade!!



Voyager Academy Middle School news Oct. 29, 2017

Dear VAMS Families,

Field trips are not only lots of fun but great learning experiences.  Our fourth graders study the regions of North Carolina.  In order to learn first hand about one of the regions, our students took a trip to the mountains.  They visited Linville Caverns as well as The Orchard at Altapass! The students enjoyed hearing mountain stories and apple facts, as they tasted the delicious apples.  According to the students they had a great time learning about the mountain region of North Carolina.


 
 

Voyager Academy High School news, Oct. 29, 2017


COLLEGE APPLICATION WEEK IS NOV 14-18
During North Carolina College Application Week (November 14-18, 2017), many of North Carolina’s colleges and universities allow students to apply for FREE through CFNC (click here)

Voyager Academy Arts Programs news, Oct. 29, 2017

VOYAGER ACADEMY VISUAL, CULINARY, AND PERFORMING ARTS UPDATE


MASK MAKING!!
The 7th/8th grade combo classes are delving into "Tona" animal spirit companions and making a paper-mache mask to show how that animal might be represented.    


-Mike Winstead, Art Teacher

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad news Oct. 29, 2017

TEAM COACHES
Division A (K-6) - Erik Benson (scienceolympiadteama@voyageracademy.net
Division B (6-9) - Connie Vance (connie1vance@gmail.com)
Division C (9-12) - Amanda Honey (ahoney@voyageracademy.net)

Voyager Academy Athletics news, Oct. 29, 2017

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMNETS 
Middle school awards nights are 6pm at middle school gym on the following dates: 

  • Feb. 13th  - Winter
  • May 10th - Spring

Voyager Academy PTO News, Oct. 29, 2017


Fall Festival was a wonderful event! 

Thanks for coming! 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

From the Voyager Academy Managing Director, Oct. 22, 2017

Hello Viking Families! 

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend and getting ready for another great week on campus. This week we are very excited to host our PTO fall festival on Friday at 5pm. Come out and spend time with your family and friends and enjoy the food truck rally, games, prizes and costumes. We can’t wait to see you all then!

Voyager Academy Elementary School News Oct. 22, 2017

Dear VAES Families,

First, a BIG THANK YOU to our amazing PTO Hospitality Committee!!  Our staff luncheon on Thursday was fabulous!!!  We so appreciate all your hard work!!


  
Also, thank you to all the students that participated in our K-3 Yearbook Cover Contest. Five submissions were chosen as finalists. The finalists are Shreya Pani, Samantha Ashdown, Sutton Henrikson, Yunah Park, and Taylor Cuthriell. From these finalist entries, Taylor Cuthriell's artwork was then chosen to be the 2017-18 VAES Yearbook Cover!!! As the cover winner, Taylor will also receive 1 free copy of the yearbook.

Voyager Academy Middle School News Oct. 22, 2017

FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Dear VAMS Families,
Our Student Council officers and representatives are at work again!  The Student Council decided that for the month of October they wanted to support the Ronald McDonald House.  On Friday, the Council had a second snack sale.  The money will be used to purchase needed items for the Ronald McDonald House in Durham. 

Voyager Academy High School News, Oct. 22, 2017

11th GRADERS RECEIVE FREE ACT EXAM PREP RESOURCES
One of the Voyager Academy School Improvement Plan's goals this year is to increase our ACT scores (the ACT is a state required exam for all 11th graders that factors into the Voyager Academy NC School Report Card).

To help us reach that goal, Voyager Academy is providing all 11th graders access to web-based Tutorials through Apex Learning, to help him/her prepare for the ACT this coming February. In this Monday's Advisory (Oct.23), all 11th graders will receive an Apex orientation session.

Voyager Academy Athletics News, Oct. 22, 2017

GO PLAY SAVE
Go Play Save has concluded and the prizes are being sorted and will be distributed next week. If you have any questions please contact Kim Asbury at kasbury@voyageracademy.net

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad news Oct. 22, 2017

TEAM COACHES
Division A (K-6) - Erik Benson (scienceolympiadteama@voyageracademy.net)
Division B (6-9) - Connie Vance (connie1vance@gmail.com)
Division C (9-12) - Amanda Honey (ahoney@voyageracademy.net)

Voyager Academy PTO News, Oct. 22, 2017

VOYAGER ACADEMY PTO UPDATE
Worried about dinner on Friday, October 27? We have you covered! All American Food Truck, Dang Good Dogs, Funnel Cakes and Big Island Shaved Ice will be there. We have games, vendors and a scavenger hunt!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

From the Voyager Academy Managing Director, Oct.8, 2017

Good Afternoon Viking Families,

Good morning everyone! We hope your long fall break has started off well and you have plans to enjoy your family time! There was a lot going on here at Voyager last week, so please get caught up on all our great news! I would like to congratulate one of our elementary teachers who was recognized as  WQDR’s Gold Star Teacher of the Month! A huge congratulations goes to Heather Roberts and all of her hard work for our kids. She is a wonderful teacher and we could not agree more with her selection.

Voyager Academy Elementary School News Oct. 8, 2017

HELPING OUR FRIENDS IN HOUSTON RECOVER FROM HURRICANE HARVEY
On Monday, we completed our fundraiser for Smith Academy in Houston.  Our fundraiser began with Mary Beth Tucker and her third grade class asking what they could do for students and families that needed help after Hurricane Harvey.  Voyager Academy collected $4,298 in gift cards for them!! WOW!!! 

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Oct. 8, 2017

DEAR VAMS FAMILIES
Thanks to all of you who donated gift cards for Smith Academy in Houston, Texas.  The gift cards have been shipped to the principal of Smith Academy to distribute to the families in need.  I know there will be lots of smiles and probably some tears when the box full of gift cards totaling $4298 is opened.  What a great job by the entire Voyager Academy community!

Voyager Academy High School News Oct. 8, 2017

STUDENTS MUST BRING THEIR DEVICES TO SCHOOL
Voyager Academy requires that every student in grades 7-12 have his or her own laptop for use in school and at home as a part of our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. Students use their computers extensively for academic purposes. Most software, resources, and services that students utilize are cloud-based and accessible via a modern web browser. Students use Google’s G Suite for office software (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, etc), so Microsoft Office is not required.  Please make sure your student has his/her laptop and charger with him/her at all times.

Voyager Academy Athletics News, Oct. 8, 2017

GO PLAY SAVE 
Go Play Save has concluded and the prizes will be delivered to the school either Friday or next week. All prizes will be distributed to the participants upon our return from fall break.

Voyager Academy Arts Programs news, Oct. 8, 2017

STUDENT SELECTED FOR NC HIGH SCHOOL HONORS IN CHORUS
Congratulations to Junior Reyna Alston--she was selected for this year's NC High School Honors Chorus! Over 1,700 students from 90 high schools across the state auditioned and only 178 were selected! She will travel to Winston-Salem to rehearse with the chorus and perform at the NC Music Educators Conference in November. Congratulations Reyna!!


Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News Oct. 8, 2017

TEAM COACHES
Division A (K-6) - Erik Benson (scienceolympiadteama@voyageracademy.net
Division B (6-9) - Connie Vance (connie1vance@gmail.com)
Division C (9-12) - Amanda Honey (ahoney@voyageracademy.net)

DIVISION A UPDATES
Team signups will be opening soon,  and we're planning to have our first team meeting towards the end of October.  If anyone has any questions from the email sent out this week, just email Coach Erik at scienceolympiadteama@voyageracademy.net.  I hope everyone has a great fall break, and it's great to see so much interest in the team!

Voyager Academy Care (after/before school) Program News Oct. 8, 2017

ENRICHMENT CLASSES
Students are having a WONDERFUL time in their enrichment courses! Please be reminded that there will be NO enrichment classes held next week due to fall break. 
Enrichment classes will resume on Monday, October 16.

Voyager Academy PTO News Oct. 8, 2017

FALL FESTIVAL IS COMING SOON! 
Save the date for October 27th from 5-8pm on campus! 

CLICK HERE for some fun details ! !

Saturday, September 30, 2017

From the Managing Director, Sept. 30, 2017



Hello Viking Families! 

We hope you are having a nice weekend and getting excited to begin another great week on campus.  I hope that many of you had the opportunity to meet with teachers on Friday and have good conversations about your child’s progress. Our goal is to truly partner with parents to make our students as successful as possible. If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet with teachers and you feel like you need to please just reach out to their homebase or advisory teacher. More elementary conference dates are coming based on their trimester.

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Sept. 30, 2017



Dear VAES Families,

This is our last push for families to donate a gift card of ANY amount from Walmart, Target, or Amazon for Smith Academy in Houston.  Many of these families lost everything!!  We have extended the deadline to Monday, October 2.  Please deliver the gift cards to the front office at each school by Monday, October 2.  We plan to send the gift cards to Smith Academy on Monday afternoon.  Let’s show the Smith Academy community how much the Voyager Academy community cares about them!!

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Sept. 30, 2017



Dear VAMS Families,

Thanks to all of you who donated gift cards to be sent to Smith Academy in Houston, Texas.  We will ship them to the principal early next week.  If you would like to purchase a gift card, please do and send to school Monday.  Remember we are sending Walmart, Target, and Amazon gift cards.

Voyager Academy High School News, Sept. 30, 2017


THE SERVICE LAUREATE: VAHS STUDENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND AWARDS

Please be reminded that VAHS students may still graduate with distinction of Service Laureate!  Please click here to learn more about how the VAHS Service Laureate works, including how and where to submit volunteer hours.

Voyager Academy Athletics update, Sept. 30, 2017



Athletics Update:
*** IMPORTANT UPDATES
If your child plans to participate in a winter or spring sport, please make sure you have up to date physical and concussion forms on file. The online registration (https://formreleaf.com/organizations/voyager-academy) can be updated if your child played a fall sport. There is no need to make a new account. Simply edit your account to reflect a new sport or sports. If you have not registered yet, please create an account

Voyager Academy Arts Programs news, Sept. 30, 2017


VA Visual, Culinary, and Performing Arts Update
VAFOA, Voyager Academy Friends of the Arts
VAHS Culinary Arts!
We have been hard at work in Culinary Arts! Last week we cleaned up the garden and planted pumpkins and winter squash. We also made homemade chicken stock in class from the bones of the chickens we fabricated. The students are doing a wonderful job and I hope, enjoying themselves! Please see attached pictures!
Kylie Koerner, VAHS Culinary Arts Teacher

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad update, Sept. 30, 2017



TEAM COACHES
Division A (K-6) - Erik Benson (scienceolympiadteama@voyageracademy.net
Division B (6-9) - Connie Vance (connie1vance@gmail.com)
Division C (9-12) - Amanda Honey (ahoney@voyageracademy.net)

Voyager Academy PTO update, Sept. 30, 2017



Care Program Update:
We love doing fun activities that help the students learn. Click the link below for a sneak peek at our 2nd grade after school group!

Monday, September 25, 2017

From the Voyager Academy Managing Director, September 24, 2017



Good Afternoon Viking Families,

Great news! We will be offering the private drivers Ed course on campus during fall break on Oct 9-13th. The registration forms are included attached with this email. Classes are $375 per student and offered through Jordan Driving School. Remember,  DPS will NOT be providing driver’s ed this year  at Voyager. 

Voyager Academy Elementary School News Sept. 24, 2017


Dear VAES Families,

Please don’t forget to bring in your gift cards (Walmart, Target, & Amazon) for Smith Academy in Houston, Texas (read about Smith Academy’s needs on the last page)!  Given the variety and severity of their needs, we will continue to collect Walmart, Target, and Amazon gift cards for the Smith Academy families until September 29.  Please deliver the gift cards to the front office at each school by September 29.   Let’s show the Smith Academy community how much the Voyager Academy community cares about them!!  

Voyager Academy Middle School News Sept. 24, 2017



Dear VAMS  Families,
This week the middle school staff was treated to a second luncheon.  The food was delicious (as always)!!!!  The staff enjoyed lunch with their team as many of you provided lunch coverage for the teachers.   Thanks to all of you who spent time cooking, cleaning, serving, and covering classes.   By the way, there are a few crockpots in the workroom!

Voyager Academy High School News, Sept. 24, 2017


VOYAGER HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATES CONSTITUTION WEEK
Voyager HS Civics classes spent two days raising Constitutional awareness at Durham's Centerfest Arts Festival. Sunday Sept. 17th was the 230th anniversary of the US Constitution. In partnership with the Daughters of the American Revolution, Civics students engaged the public and distributed over 1800 American Flags. Happy Constitution Week. Enjoy the pictures from our event.

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Voyager Academy Arts Program News, Sept. 24, 2017



A Visual, Culinary, and Performing Arts Update
VAFOA, Voyager Academy Friends of the Arts

VA Elementary School Arts!
These pictures are from learning the element of shape and integrating a color component as well.
Scott Tribotte,  VAES Arts Teacher 


Voyager Academy PTO Update, Sept. 24, 2017



Get your Box Tops in for the Fall contest! Deadline in October 3rd. The class that collects the most at both the ES and MS level gets a pizza party.

Online apparel sales are in full swing.  Get your orders in by midnight October 4. We will close sales at that time.

The Viking  Fall Festival plans are well under way for October 27. If you are a vendor or a club/group that wants to participate, please contact Kelli Anderson for more details at Kelli.anderson@duke.edu.