Sunday, December 10, 2017

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. 



This year we are creating opportunities for all of us to help families during the holiday season.  In the lobby, we have a Giving Tree.  The tree has tags on it labeled with a gift that we would like to give a child.  The tag also provides a little information about the child such as male or female along with age of the child.  If you’ve had the opportunity to select a tag, we thank you.  Some of you have selected the tag and purchased the gift.  You followed directions well as you sent the unwrapped gift with the selected tag taped on the present.  We have a few tags left on the tree.  We are asking that gifts with the tag attached to the gift be sent to the middle school by Friday, Dec. 15.  If you prefer to send a gift card to Walmart or Target, you may and we will purchase the gift for you.  You may send gift cards to Ms. Pam and she will make sure she gives them to Mrs. Johnson.





Important Dates:


Tuesday, Dec. 12
·  6th grade to Durham Arts Council for Play Project, 9:00-2:45
Wednesday, Dec. 13
·  5th grade science benchmark
·  6th grade to Durham Arts Council for Play Project, 9:00-2:45
Thursday, Dec. 14
·  6th grade to Durham Arts Council for Play Project, 9:00-2:45
·  5th grade attends Play Project
·  Battle of Books Meeting, 7:30
Friday, Dec. 15
·  Arts Extravaganza at Durham Arts Council, 7:00, A Charlie Brown’s Christmas, tickets on sale at the door
·  5th grade Science Fun for Everyone, on campus field trip
·  6th grade to Durham Arts Council for Play Project, 9:00-2:45
Saturday, Dec. 16
·  Arts Extravaganza at Durham Arts Council, 3:00, A Charlie Brown’s Christmas, tickets on sale at the door
Sunday, Dec. 17
·  Arts Extravaganza at Durham Arts Council, 3:00, A Charlie Brown’s Christmas, tickets on sale at the door
Monday, Dec. 18
·  NJHS and Student Council Officers to Brookdale Senior Living Facility
Tuesday, Dec. 19
·  7th grade field trip
·  Winter Program for middle school students, 2:00-3:00
Wednesday, Dec. 20
·  Early Release, 11:45 at the middle school
·  End of Second Quarter



Thanks for all the support you provide your children and your teachers!  We appreciate all that you do for us! 



Have a great weekend,

Gwen

Gwen Johnson       gjohnson@voyageracademy.net

Principal

Voyager Middle School