Sunday, February 25, 2018

From the Managing Director's Desk, Feb. 25, 2018


Dear Viking Families,
First let me say thank you to all the families for their patience and support this week as we needed to dismiss the High School mid-day due to a power outage. The power outage was a widespread Duke issue that took 4 hours to resolve and we appreciate your help in safely releasing students!  In this case only the HS needed to be dismissed as they had many classes without any access to natural or other lighting. Please note that all High School students MUST attend school ALL DAY on Monday March 26th to make up for the lost instructional time.  Please make sure all students are prepared to stay at the HS full day until regular dismissal time.  

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Feb. 25, 2018

Dear VAES Families,

I have heard from many families that they were so impressed by all the hard work completed by the students and staff at our K – 3 Project Celebrations!  I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Feb. 25, 2018


Dear VAMS Families,

This has been a short week as Monday was a teacher workday.  We had our Spirit Week that brought lots of excitement to the building.  The students enjoyed each of the spirit days as did several staff members. Our Student-Staff Basketball was full of energy and awesome plays.  We appreciate our refs, Coach Simmons and Coach Huff!  Not only did they ref but they also had the opportunity to check out the middle school student team members!

Voyager Academy High School News, Feb. 25, 2018


GO VIKINGS GO!

2018-19 COURSE SELECTION TAKES PLACE MONDAY 2/26! 

Freshman and Sophomore students will login to their PowerSchool accounts during Advisory on Monday, 2/26. They will select the 8 courses in which they would like to enroll during 2018-19 (with 2 alternates). They used  Overgrad  to complete their high school Course Planners.

Voyager Academy Athletics News, Feb. 25, 2018


Middle school awards nights are 6pm at middle school gym on the following dates: 
May 10th – Spring

Voyager Academy PTO News, Feb. 25, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Week was a success! Thank you to parents who gave money and time for teacher appreciation week! All of the supplies are greatly appreciated, they had delicious meals and snacks, lunch coverage, and gift cards!

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, Feb. 25, 2018


DIVISION B

The regional tournament is less than two weeks away!  Where should you be at this point?!

Voyager Academy Care (after/before school) Program News, Feb. 25, 2018


Spring Break Camp 2018
Dear Voyager Families,
Are you looking for a fun, innovative camp to send your child(ren) to during Spring Break? Don't hesitate to send them to Voyager! Our camps are full with math, science, and reading enrichment activities. Students even have the opportunity to be junior chefs during our cooking activity. This year, we will also enjoy a field trip to Palace Pointe in Roxboro, NC! I am also pleased to announce that we are providing hot lunch & snack as an option this year! (Yay) Visit our website to see complete details.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

From the Managing Director's Desk, Feb. 18, 2018


Dear Viking Families,
This was a very difficult week for many families and staff as we suffered with those in Florida and worried about our children and our own well-being in school. A place that is deisnged to be the safest for our future has become unpredictable and scary, but please know that we are truly engaged and prepared as best as we can be.

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Feb. 18, 2018

Dear VAES Families,

Thank you so much for a fabulous Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week!!!  All of the teachers and staff felt so loved, supported, and honored!!!  We are blessed to be a part of our Voyager community!!!  Thank you!!!!  Remember that Monday, February 19 is a Teacher Workday and there is no school for students.

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Feb. 18, 2018

Dear VAMS Families,

8th Grade Parents
Thanks for attending the 8th to 9th grade transition meeting! We had approximately 65 students represented Monday night. You and the students had great questions. Friday the 8th graders toured the high school during their core connection class. The students shared many positives about the high school.

Voyager Academy High School News, Feb. 18, 2018

HOW PARENTS CAN BE INVOLVED IN 2018-19 COURSE SELECTION
 
Freshman and Sophomore students began working on their Course Planners in their Overgrad accounts during Advisory on Monday. They used Overgrad to complete their high school Course Planners.

Voyager Academy Athletics News, Feb. 18, 2018



SHOULD HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE CONTACT THE COACHES DIRECTLY

All contact information is included in information below

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HS SPRING TRYOUTS
Spring Sports Tryouts will begin on February 15th.  All those wishing to try out must have completed online forms and turned in physical and concussion forms, described below.

Voyager Academy Care (after/before school) Program News, Feb. 18, 2018


Spring Break Camp 2018
Dear Voyager Families,
Are you looking for a fun, innovative camp to send your child(ren) to during Spring Break? Don't hesitate to send them to Voyager! Our camps are full with math, science, and reading enrichment activities. Students even have the opportunity to be junior chefs during our cooking activity. This year, we will also enjoy a field trip to Palace Pointe in Roxboro, NC! I am also pleased to announce that we are providing hot lunch & snack as an option this year! (Yay) Visit our website to see complete details.

http://voyageracademy.net/spring-break-camp/

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, Feb. 18, 2018

DIVISION A
Hello, A team!  I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend.  

Here's today's updates:
  • Next open practice - our next open practice is Saturday 2/24, from 9am-noon at the high school.

Voyager Academy PTO News, Feb. 18, 2018


TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK A HUGE SUCCESS! 

Teacher Appreciation Week was a success! Thank you to parents who gave money and time for teacher appreciation week! All of the supplies are greatly appreciated, they had delicious meals and snacks, lunch coverage, and gift cards!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

From the Managing Director's Desk, Feb. 11, 2018


Dear Viking Families,

We hope you had a lovely weekend! I wanted to take a quick moment to introduce you to our new MS assistant principal, Mr. Mitchell!. He brings 18 years of school experience.  He has worked in charter schools and worked with middle and high school students.  Things to know about Mr. Mitchell – He is very excited to be at Voyager.  If he were not in education, he would coach basketball or baseball.  Before coming to NC, he lived in Maryland.  He speaks 5 languages and the fact that is MOST important to Mrs. Johnson--------Mr. Mitchell is a TARHEEL!

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Feb. 11, 2018

Dear VAES Families,


Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week (TSAW) is next week! 
 
The PTO will celebrate our Voyager teachers and staff this week (February 12-16) in order to show our appreciation for ALL staff at Voyager Academy! The PTO is asking for contributions to help pay for several small snacks offered throughout the week and to also contribute to their annual gift card giveaway. They have also created a signup genius for supply day. They have asked the staff to think big. You can donate to TAW in three ways. All donations are due by February 8th!

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Feb. 11, 2018


Dear VAMS Families,

8th grade parents, 
Please put February 12th on your calendar! On Feb. 12, we will have a high school information session for all rising 9th graders and their parents. We will meet in the middle school gym at 6:00. You will learn valuable info about scheduling, courses, etc. that will help you make decisions regarding next year. I’ve heard some of the info that will be shared with you and I think you and your 8th grader will be excited about high school when you leave the meeting!  

Voyager Academy High School News, Feb. 11, 2018

Do you own a business or work for a business that does local advertising? If so, please consider a yearbook ad.
Questions? Email Ms. Kreisman, VAHS CTE teacher, at mkreisman@voyageracademy.net

Voyager Academy PTO News, Feb. 11, 2018


TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK


DAY ONE: TEACHER SUPPLY DAY
Don't forget that Monday, February 12th is Supply Day for Teacher Appreciation. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084cafac2aa75-voyager2 If you forgot supply day, don't worry, our teachers would appreciate supplies any time!

Voyager Academy Athletics News, Feb. 11, 2018


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Middle school awards nights are 6pm at middle school gym on the following dates: 
Feb. 13th  - Winter
May 10th – Spring

Sunday, February 4, 2018

From the Managing Director's Desk, Feb.4, 2018


Dear Viking Families,
Our middle school basketball team had an exceptional regular season this year. They are both going into the tournament as the number 1 seed. The players have been terrific in their play and have demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship.

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Feb. 4, 2018


Dear VAES Families,

We have noticed that more and more students are arriving late to school.  Today, over 20 cars were pulling into carline and coming up the hill at 7:44.  There is no way to get 20+ cars through in less than a minute when the tardy sign is to be turned at 7:45.  Remember that teachers actually begin morning meeting at 7:45 AM. We are being generous with waiting to turn the tardy sign at 7:45 (due to the large number of cars dropping of elementary and middle school students at VAES).  Students should be in class and ready to learn at 7:45 and not in carline.  

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Feb. 4, 2018

Dear VAMS Families,


8th grade parents, 

Please put February 12th on your calendar! On Feb. 12, we will have a high school information session for all rising 9th graders and their parents. We will meet in the middle school gym at 6:00. You will learn valuable info about scheduling, courses, etc. that will help you make decisions regarding next year. I’ve heard some of the info that will be shared with you and I think you and your 8th grader will be excited about high school when you leave the meeting!

Voyager Academy High School News, Feb. 4, 2018


HOW PARENTS CAN BE INVOLVED IN 2018-19 COURSE SELECTION

Freshman and Sophomore students began working on their Course Planners in their Overgrad accounts during Advisory on Monday. They will be using their Overgrad Course Planners to complete the paper 2018/2019 Course Selection Forms beginning in Advisory on Feb. 5th.


Parents are encouraged to review their students' Overgrad  progress and discuss new course selections.

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad, Feb. 4, 2018


A TEAM
Hello, team A!  It was great to see so many of you practicing last Saturday.  Here's this week's updates:
    • PRACTICE! Next open practice is Saturday 2/10 from 9am-noon at Voyager high school.  We'll be based in the science classrooms all the way down the hall on the right.  Please be sure to sign your student in when you arrive!

Voyager Academy Athletics News, Feb. 4, 2018

BASKETBALL AND SENIOR NIGHT, FEB. 6

All 3 basketball teams take on Vance Charter School Tues. Feb. 6. This is also SENIOR NIGHT. So come on out and help celebrate the accomplishment of our Seniors, as we watch all 3 teams emerge victorious!

Voyager Academy PTO News, Feb. 4, 2018


Attention Voyager families!
Thank you to all that have contributed to our upcoming Staff Appreciation Week so far. We are celebrating our staff the week of February 12th - 16th this year. On Friday the 16th, we plan to do our annual gift card giveaway. You can continue to donate online at https://squareup.com/store/voyager-academy-pto. Gift cards and money (cash or checks made out to Voyager Academy PTO) will be accepted until Thursday, February 9th. 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

From the Managing Director's Desk, Jan. 28, 2018


Dear Viking Families,
We hope you had as wonderful a week as we did! First and fore most we want to recognize one of our high school students for accomplishing an amazing feat:


CONGRATULATIONS to Junior, Joshua Wright. He stars as Emmett Till in short film, "My Nephew Emmett" which has won several awards and most recently, was nominated for an Oscar! Check out the news story below: http://abc11.com/entertainment/durham-native-and-hillside-high-grad-nominated-for-an-oscar/2985994/ Congratulations Josh!

Voyager Academy Elem. School News, Jan. 28, 2018

Dear VAES Families,

We have had a busy and fun week at VAES!!  I know we all enjoyed the snow, but it has been nice to get back into the school routine!  
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Voyager Academy Middle School News, Jan. 28, 2018



Dear VAMS Families,


Wow, we’ve completed a week of school!  It has been a great week with much learning in all of the classrooms!

Voyager Academy High School News, Jan. 28, 2018


SPIRIT WEEK IS THIS WEEK!! (Jan 29 – Feb 2)


Check out these FUN dress up days!!
Monday:        Hat Day
Tuesday:       Tourist Tuesday
Wednesday:  Twin Day
Thursday:      Throwback Thursday
Friday:           Viking Spirit Day
Saturday:       7-10 Semi-formal in elementary school gym.

Voyager Academy PTO News, Jan. 28, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS for February

Friday, Feb. 2 Box Top Collection Ends

Monday, Feb 12 - Feb. 16 Attention Voyager Families!


Teacher Appreciation Week is fast approaching. We will be celebrating our Voyager teachers and

Voyager Academy Athletics News, Jan. 28, 2018

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, Jan. 28, 2018


HS Choral Department Freddy's Night out! RESCHEDULED: Thursday, February 1st, 5-9pm @ Freddy's on Watkins Rd. in Durham. (see flyer below)

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, Jan. 28, 2018

A team:
A reminder - open practice this Saturday morning 1/27 from 9am-noon at the high school.  Also, please get your T shirt sizes in for the team order ASAP!  Look forward to seeing everyone Saturday.  Go Vikings go!!

Thanks,
Erik
919 730-0894

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Voyager Academy Care (after/before school) Program News, Jan. 28, 2018

Dear Voyager Families,

Tomorrow is the first day for the middle school band enrichment program. (YAY!) Students who would like to be a part of the middle school band should plan to be dismissed with after school. If this is your first time utilizing the enrichment program, please open the attachment which covers FAQs for the enrichment program. You may also visit our website at anytime for a quickview of the enrichment schedule. You may also call/text our program's cell at 919-308-5278 to reach a care program staff member.

Monday, January 15, 2018

From the Managing Director's Desk, Jan. 15, 2018


Dear Viking Families,

Hope you enjoyed your 3-day weekend! Looks like there is some snow in the forecast this week so please pay special attention to our website for updates and alerts. For safety sake, we will continue to follow the DPS inclement weather dealys/releases, and closures. Remember that we have families and staff who travel from 8 other counties and safety is our priority. We have plenty of instructional hours built in to the schedule as of now to cover any lost time this week.  There is a lot of information from the PTO, EXPO and Aftercare program this week so make sure you see the different groups’ messages. Thank you all who partipcated in the Friday Viking Pride day and let’s see some more Viking Pride this week!