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 ! !