Sunday, December 31, 2017

From the Voyager Academy Managing Director, Dec. 31, 2017

Dear Viking Families,

Happy New Year! We are so excited to see you all for this bright new year and hope you all had a wonderful holiday break with your families. Before we left we had many team and leadership meetings to talk about our Viking Pride and how to increase school spirit for our students and staff. Moving forward, every Friday will be Voyager Pride day. Students and staff are encouraged to wear their favorite Voyager Viking spirit wear or school colors in red white and blue. Principals will be on the lookout for the students and teachers with the most school spirit and those special people will receive a surprise gift. We can’t wait to see everyone in their Voyager gear! Go Vikings!


Jennifer Lucas, M. ED 

Managing Director
jlucas@voyageracademy.net

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Dec. 31, 2017

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Dec. 31, 2017

Our Student Council officers and NJHS visitors our elderly friends. They learned much about our friends as the middle school students spent time talking with them. They also sang carols with them. What a heartwarming time! 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Voyager Academy High School News, Dec. 24, 2017

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Note: January 8, is the first day of class. Students can find their Spring 2018 schedules in their Canvas accounts. 

Wishing all a happy and healthy holiday season!!
DATE
EVENT
Mon. Jan. 8
1st day of class!
Thur. Jan. 11
Spring Open House 5:30-7:00pm
Fri. Jan. 12
Report cards handed out
Mon. Jan. 15
No School (MLK Day)

Voyager Academy Care Program (after/before school) News, Dec. 24, 2017

JOIN THE BAND!

We are starting a middle school band program at Voyager Academy! We would love for your middle schooler to be a part. Please join us for an interest meeting on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in the middle school gymnasium. We will have Music & Arts representative, Tina Rippe present to answer questions about instrument purchases and rentals. CLICK HERE for more info.! We hope to see you there.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

From the Managing Director's Desk, Dec. 17, 2017

Dear Viking Families,

The High School Culinary Arts students have been hard at work baking and constructing one-of-a-kind gingerbread creations for your enjoyment! Their works are being sold at silent auction as a fundraiser for the Culinary Arts Department. The Culinary Arts students, along with their works, will be featured in the December/ January issue of the Durham Magazine! Please come out and support the Voyager Academy Culinary Arts Program!

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Dec. 17, 2017

Dear VAES Families, 

School dismisses at 11:15 on Wed., Dec. 20.  All staff will be dismissed for the holiday break at 11:45.  There will be NO after school care and no staff will be at the school after 11:45.  Be sure that your child is picked up by 11:40/11:45 on Wed., Dec. 20.  Also, due to the early dismissal at 11:15, hot lunches will not be provided by any vendors on Wed., Dec. 20.  Please pack a good snack for your child.

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Dec. 17, 2017

Dear VAMS Families,

First, let me say how proud I am of the Voyager Middle School families! This year we had a Giving Tree in the lobby full of tags that indicated items that children need. The children are Voyager Middle School students. I am happy to share with you that all tags were selected, gifts purchased, and placed under the tree. Each day I smile as I think about the children who will receive the gifts and how happy each child will be.

Voyager Academy High School News, Dec. 17, 2017

VAHS FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE 

VAHS final exams will take place from Dec. 14 - Dec. 19.
Please click here to see the VAHS final exam schedule.
 


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

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, Dec. 17, 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.

Voyager Academy Athletics News, Dec. 17, 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 News, Dec. 17, 2017

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

Voyager Academy Care Program (after/before school) News, Dec. 17, 2017

The Before/After Care program continues to provide fun academic activities to the students! We would like to give a special thanks to high school students, Tyler McLamb and Noah Morell for take the time to show our 3rd grade after school group all about rockets! The students really enjoyed watching the rockets launch into the air. Click link below to watch!

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

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)