Sunday, March 11, 2018

Voyager Academy High School News, March 11, 2018


GO VIKINGS GO!

THE 5TH ANNUAL DANCE PERFORMANCE NIGHT 


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!

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DRIVERS EDUCATION

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!


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INTERESTED IN GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL? 


Any girls interested in playing Volleyball next school year are invited to come to Open Gym hosted by Coach Kim and Coach Taylor. Open Gym will begin March 15th at 5:30 pm. At the first Open Gym we will discuss the expectations of the program now that it is under new staff. The first Open Gym will be free, but after March 15th we will be charging $1 per student to help raise funds for the Volleyball Program. Open Gym will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm for the remainder of the school year. If students or parents have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Coach Kim at kasbury@voyageracademy.net or Ms. Taylor at mtaylor@voyageracademy.net.

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CAP AND GOWN ORDERS FOR SENIORS 


The sales Rep. for Herff Jones will be at VAHS during lunch on Monday March 26 to deliver the caps and gowns that have been ordered. There are still many seniors who have not ordered. Please be sure to order caps and gowns through the Herff Jones website as soon as possible.




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HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 


The High School Music Program has been very busy over the past week! On Saturday, March 3rd, Bull City Lights and Sound competed at the Koste Classic Show Choir Invitational in Midlothian, Virginia. Congratulations to Juniors, Cylie Cabrera & Michael McKenna for winning showmanship awards! The band & chorus are headed to Orlando to compete later this month & they invite you to the PTO General meeting on Tuesday, March 20th @ 6:30pm in the High School gym to see their concert choir & show choir competition performances! Here are a few pics from their performance on Saturday:




 
Also, on Wednesday, March 7th, both high school choirs participated in the MPA Choral Festival at Meredith College. Each class performed 2 concert choir selections for judges' ratings & comments, and they will also received a score & rating for their sight reading skill level as a class. To hear their performances, follow the links below by clicking on the song titles:


Vocal Affinity (Beginning/Intermediate Vocal Music)
Ubi Caritas
Ching a Ring Chaw

Bull City Lights (Intermediate/Advanced Vocal Music)
Shenandoah
Soon Ah Will Be Done

Congratulations to both Vocal Affinity & Bull City Lights for doing a fantastic job in both concert choir performance and sight reading!

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADVERTISE IN OUR YEARBOOK?
 


Do you own a business? If so, the Voyager Academy yearbook is a great way to let people know about your business! In the yearbook there is an ad section dedicated to businesses, and the business card ads start at only $50! What does this do? Ads in the yearbook draw attention to your business while supporting our yearbook production. Last year alone Voyager Academy had 4 pages full of ads purchased by businesses around the triangle. This year we plan on exceeding this goal along with helping your business! To purchase ad space in the yearbook, simply go to the Voyager website and follow the links. Email Ms. Kreisman at mkreisman@voyageracademy.net if you have any problems. We hope to see your business featured in our yearbook!

Donations are still accepted as well. Gold $50, Platinum $30 and Silver level is only $20. Make all checks payable to "Jostens" and deliver/mail to the school.

-Voyager Yearbook Staff

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ARE YOU A STUDENT WHO WANTS TO TAKE AN AP ENGLISH COURSE NEXT YEAR?

Is your child a rising Junior or Senior? Is s/he interested in registering for AP Language and Composition or AP Literature? If so, please join us at 6:00 pm on the evening of Monday March 19th in Room 149. Students and teachers will be putting on a short information session on the two AP English courses offered here at Voyager. Bring your questions! We hope to see you there.

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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

Click here for all the FUN details!!


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VIKING NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY NEWS

NHS is excited to announce the launch of our new website! You can access the website from the VAHS homepage or simply click here and bookmark it for future viewing. We are excited to be working with the VAES again to bring back the “Buddy Program” in which the students can work in the classrooms with students and teachers and build lasting relationships. We are getting ready to work with the Ronald McDonald house here in Durham to serve meals to families in April or May. We recently worked with the Woodward family to coordinate the sending of much needed supplies to those affected by the hurricane in Puerto Rico and we would like to thank everyone who donated.

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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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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!

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IMPORTANT DATES
(click here to see all calendars and schedules)



DATE
EVENT
March 12
- NO CLASSES: Parent/teacher conference day

- 6PM--AP English info. Session for rising juniors and seniors
March 13
NO CLASSES -- teacher workday
March 17
The PROM!
This year’s theme…

The Great Gatsby
March 19
Report cards distributed in Advisory
March 26
- Full Day (no early release)
- Project Exhibition Night!
April 23-27
High School EOC TE21 Benchmark
May 7-18
High School AP Exams
May 21
High School Final Exams: EOC/NCFE/CTE
May 25
Last day of VAHS classes

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