Sunday, October 8, 2017

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!

The first quarter has been a terrific one!  There has been much learning taking place in each and every classroom. The students have put forth lots of effort to do their best on all assignments.  I am proud of our students and all they have accomplished this first quarter.  I am also proud of the teachers and the quality lessons that have been prepared for our students.  The middle school is a great place to be!

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THIS WEEK IN 8TH GRADE SCIENCE
Students presented their Energy Proposals in science class this week.  Ask your student which renewable energy source is best for NC's future.  Students should be able to give you plenty of advantages and disadvantages of various energy sources.  We also reviewed physical and chemical changes with a card sort activity.  We used Kahoot!, a web-based game, to review before Friday's quiz.  Students did a great job with this review game.  

 

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FALL BREAK BASKETBALL SKILLS CAMP
Voyager Basketball Coach Mike Huff is offering a 3-day basketball skills camp for boys and girls in grades 3-8 Monday-Wednesday of fall break.  Camp runs from 9:00-12:00, with early drop-off available for a small extra fee.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Coach Huff at mhuff@voyageracademy.net.

A big thank you to the parent who donated umbrellas for our carline staff to use.  We will certainly put them to use during the rainy days.  Your kindness is appreciated!
On Thursday, Oct. 5, Mr. Price and Mrs. Miller, Mina, Peyton, Landon, and Bryce attended an educational banquet in Raleigh.  This sixth grade group presented their Space Colony project.  It appeared that Voyager’s sixth graders were the only middle school students attending the meeting and banquet.  There were other students presenting but the students were from various high schools.  Our students had the opportunity to talk with and share information with Governor Cooper!  What a terrific opportunity for our students as well as Mr. Price and Mrs. Miller.  Way to go!!!!

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LOST AND FOUND
Our many Lost and Found items are in the lobby.  The items (gym clothes, jackets, books, water bottles, lunch boxes, etc.) will be in the lobby until Friday, Oct. 6.  On October 6, we will donate all items to a charity. 

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IMPORTANT DATES
Monday, Oct. 16           Second quarter begins
Monday, Oct. 16           Cross Country meet at Forest Hills
Tuesday, Oct. 17           Mrs. L. Allen’s class to Hill Ridge Farm, 9-2
Thursday, Oct. 19          EXPO, 6:00, ES Art Room
Friday, Oct. 20              Report Cards go home with students
Tuesday, Oct. 24           Fall Sports’ Awards for middle school, 6:00
Wednesday, Oct. 25      Duke Energy Performance for 7th graders
Friday, Oct. 27              PTO Fall Carnival, 5:30-8:00

As the quarter comes to an end, I hope all of you have a fantastic Fall Break!  Enjoy the time with your children!  

Have a great break!
Gwen

Gwen Johnson        gjohnson@voyageracademy.net
Principal
Voyager Middle School