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.

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, Sept. 24, 2017



Science Olympiad is an extracurricular academic competition for students in grades K-12.  The STEM-related topics encompass anatomy, biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, geology, mechanical engineering and technology.   Teamwork and group learning are a major emphasis.