You know it’s spring when the weather begins to warm up and when songwriter’s night is coming! Please save the dates on your calendar and make sure you attend this wonderful annual show that also benefits our school!
It was good to see all of the students and staff back at school. I hope everyone had a lovely spring break. As many of you know, my father passed away suddenly over the break. Thank you for the flowers, gifts, hugs, and all of the sweet messages. I truly have felt so loved and supported during this very sad time. I am so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful, loving community!!
Wow, what a busy and exciting week! There was much learning inside and outside the building. We received our benchmark reports and we made progress in reading and math at all grade levels. Our students worked hard to show what they’ve learned!
Photographers from Strawbridge Studios will be on campus Monday beginning at 8:30 in the Commons to take portraits of seniors wearing their caps and gowns. Ordering information was provided to seniors during Advisory on April 9th.
The spring semester of enrichments will end on Friday, May 4. Per usual, we invite families to attend the last week of classes. This provides you with the opportunity to see what your student has been doing all semester! Mrs. Boney will communicate the parent visitation schedule, shortly. We hope to see you there!
As many of you know we were fortunate to host the survivors from MSD high school. Although it was a difficult decision as to whether or not to host them, we all felt strongly that this was an opportunity to take advantage of, for our students.
We hope you all had a wonderful week on campus and in the many field trips that went out this week. We are especially excited about our show chorus performing in Florida this weekend! (SEE BELOW) All students had the pleasure of hearing them perform on Tuesday and what an amazing show it was! We are so proud of these students and our teachers who have made it possible! Thank you to Ms. Hobgood and Mr. Puhala!
Last week, the staff submitted nominations and then we voted for our VAES 2018 Teacher of the Year (TOY), Outstanding Young Educator of the Year (OYE), and Teacher Assistant of the Year (TAOY). First, I want to recognize that all of the candidates that were nominated to participate in our competition are wonderful educators and people! It was hard to vote for just one person. However, that is what we had to do.
Can you believe it is spring and snow is again predicted this weekend? Even though we had snow on Wednesday, the students were focused and on task this week. Our teachers are preparing the students for our final benchmarks. We will administer reading on Tuesday and math on Wednesday.
Our 2018, Jump Rope for Heart program raised almost $5,000 for the American Heart Association. Mrs. Derrick and Mrs. Flowe-Dawson want to thank everyone who helped by donating money to our fundraising project!!!
Wow, it’s hard to believe that we only have 2 weeks left in the month of March! Even with this week being a short week, our students have been steadily working on assignments and projects. Many of you had the opportunity to conference with your child’s teacher(s). If you were unable to meet with the teacher(s) and you feel the need to meet, please send him/her an email with a conference request.
Flappers, suspenders and fedoras filled the evening at this Saturday’s Great Gatsby themed prom. By all accounts, students had a wonderful and memorable time. We send a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the faculty members who made it possible--from planning to cleanup! In particular, we thank VAHS Math teacher and leader of the Prom Committee, Yen Nguyen, who was the driving force behind this beautiful event. Thank you all!
Thanks for a great Family Game night! We had a great turnout and enjoyed the evening!
Tuesday, March 20 will be a general membership meeting in the high school gym at 6:30. The meeting will last approximately 15 minutes before we turn the program over to Bull City Lights for the last practice before heading to Orlando for competition. Come out and support Mrs. Hobgood and her students!
DRIVERS EDUCATION REGISTRATION (reminder) We are happy to be able to offer private Driver’s Ed again for our students during Spring Break. The Driver’s Ed will be offered from April 3rd-April 7th 830-230 in the HS. Can’t make it during spring break? We will have another course open during June 4th- June 8th. Sign up today!
Wow, another busy week! Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Wicker are working with our students who are participating in the Spring Musical. The dates for the musical are April 12, 13, and 14. Be on the lookout for more info!
The 5th Annual Dance Performance Night will be Thursday, March 15th at 7:00 pm in the High School Gym. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door. Come and be entertained by the Dance I, II, and III classes as they showcase both original works and group dance numbers. See you there!
Next team open practice Saturday 3/17 - there is NO team practice this Saturday (March 10).
Event/partner questions - we're getting closer to competition on April 14th, so if you have any questions about your events, need any materials, or need to be in touch to coordinate practice times with your partners over the next few weeks, please let me know.
It is with great pleasure that we share with you our new NHS candidates for this year. We have also included our high performing 10th graders as candidates for Spring induction as well. Please join me in congratulating the following students who represent our NHS candidates:
First, I want to thank all of the staff, students, and parents for all of the acts of kindness and thoughtful messages I received for my 50th birthday on Tuesday. A big thank you goes out to Karen Hofmann!! Karen and the staff really surprised me and made my 50th birthday very special!! Here are a few examples of the cards I received. They are priceless!!
It’s been a busy week at Voyager Middle School. Due to all the rain our baseball, soccer, and softball teams are spending their practice time in the gym. The games begin next week. Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Wicker are working with our students who are participating in the Spring Musical. The dates for the musical are April 12, 13, and 14. Be on the lookout for more info! Our Science Olympiad teams will show their talents on Saturday during Regional Competition. We know they will represent Voyager well!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.