Sunday, February 11, 2018

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

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FLU SEASON IS HERE


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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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT STUDENT HEALTH

As you may or may not be aware, “vaping” and/or "juuling"(the use of E-cigarettes) has become an unhealthy trend among children and young adults, from middle through high school nationwide.  As the safety and health of our students is a top priority at VAHS, all students received a presentation on Feb. 13th about the effects of this unhealthy activity, as well as the Voyager Academy consequences.

To see the presentation that the students received this morning, please click here.  Parents/guardians are encouraged to reinforce this very important message at home. 

As always, thank you so much for your continued support.


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MS BARBER’S ENGLISH CLASS TAKEN TO AN AWARD WINNING PLAY

Ms. Barber and her Junior English classes headed to Greensboro this week to attend a live production of A Raisin in the Sun. The cast was made up of both local and New York actors. It was fun for all of them to see a play they had studied come to life in a black box style theatre. After the show, students dined at local restaurants including a crafted taco joint to a cat cafe! This was a wonderful experience that got the students out into the community in order to grow their interest and study in English.

 
 
 
 
 
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AMAZING ADVENTURES IN BIOLOGY



Walk into Mrs. Huntington’s or Ms. Honey’s Biology class and you never know what you might catch our amazing students doing. They might be building with legos, making gardens out of popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners (love the scarecrow) or playing in the dirt planting some beans. We have been busy exploring and learning about the cells by creating 3-D models of an analogous structure that works like a cell. The students have been SO creative and we can’t wait to share them with everyone at Exhibition Night. We also are getting ready to explore photosynthesis so we decided that we would have the students plant and grow their own bean plants for the lab. Wish us luck..hopefully we have a few green thumbs in the bunch!





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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. They were given a paper copy 2018-19 Course Selection Form which is due in Advisory on Feb. 12th.

Parents are encouraged to review their students' 2018-19 course selection progress.

Overgrad is an extremely useful tool for high school, career and  and college planning. We hope that all families get involved to make the best educational decisions for our students!

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THE 2018 VOYAGER ACADEMY H.S. PROM!

Date:  March 17, 2018
Time:  8:00pm -- Midnight
Location: 3800 Hillsborough Rd., Durham, Hilton’s University Ballroom
Theme:  The Great Gatsby

Price:  Jan. $50/single, $90/couple;  Feb. $55/single, $100/couple, March $60/single, $110/couple



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FCA

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meets bright and early on Wednesday mornings before school at 7:30 am in D124. No need to be a Christian, or an Athlete :)  All are welcome!