Sunday, December 17, 2017

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!!


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 IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
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)

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THE AU-IV CLASS GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY


The AU-IV class at the high school has been busy making bags for the homeless of Durham, Wake, and Johnston Counties.  The students have been working hard to learn about purchasing power by counting money and learning about the importance of buying power.  The students then made a list of what to include in our bags to distribute to the homeless which includes; gloves, chapstick, snacks, water, hats, sanitizer, etc.  The students packaged the materials and Mr. McGill will distribute throughout the 3 counties.  There will be a picture log of the journey so the children can see the positive impact of their hard work.
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FLU SEASON IS HERE!

Your child's high school teachers would greatly appreciate donations of Kleenex, hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes. Please consider donating. Thank you!

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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.

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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 addition to ACT prep, students may use Tutorials as a resource for homework help, to provide extra practice on topics they may be struggling with, or to accelerate their learning if they are ready for more challenging work.  
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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.
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CHECK OUT THE VIKING TIDE, THE VAHS NEWSPAPER
Dear Voyager Community:
Follow the high school student newspaper, The Viking Tide.  You can get to The Viking Tide at http://thevikingtide.wordpress.com or follow us on Twitter: @thevikingtide. This is a great way to support student writing and student voice!
Also, English teachers are still helping with college essays during College Essay Workshop every Thursday until 4:30.  We look forward to working with your students.
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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.
VAHS students may also be interested in applying for the Mayor’s Award (Service Laureate hours may apply). The Mayor's Award gives Triangle area students the opportunity to learn and serve their community in a meaningful way. Students who complete the required number of volunteer hours at area nonprofits during summer break are recognized by the Mayor at a ceremony in the fall. Each year over 32,000 hours of community service are performed throughout the Triangle Area thanks to students who are earning the Mayor's Award!