Sunday, April 15, 2018

Voyager Academy High School News, April 15, 2018


GO VIKINGS GO!

SENIOR CAP AND GOWN PORTRAITS MONDAY APRIL 17

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.
Orders may also be placed directly on the the Strawbridge website http://www.strawbridge.net/ , enter code 110321.  It is recommended for boys to wear a shirt and tie, and girls to wear a top that can not be seen beneath the gown.

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MS. MEGHAN TAYLOR IS THE VOYAGER ACADEMY OUTSTANDING YOUNG EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR!

Congratulations to Meghan Taylor of VAHS.  She has been selected as Outstanding Young Educator of the Year at Voyager Academy.  Voyager Academy is extremely lucky to have someone as dedicated to her students and to the community, as Ms. Taylor.  She does everything she can to ensure that ALL of her students succeed. And congratulations to the OYE’s of VAMS and VAES as well!

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HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS AUDITIONS FOR 2018-19

High School chorus auditions for the 2018-19 school year will take place on Monday, May 7th, 2-5pm for placement in either Bull City Lights or Vocal Affinity! See attached flyer for all the details.


Questions?  Contact HS Choral Director Jenny Hobgood: jhobgood@voyageracademy.net

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GET YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME!! ...AS VOYAGER HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS DISNEY'S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL!

WHEN: Thursday, April 19th; Friday, April 20th & Saturday, April 21st
TIME: 7:00pm
WHERE: Voyager High School Gym
Tickets are $10 at the door (Voyager staff members & their immediate family get in FREE w/ Voyager ID!)

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F - O - R - E !!  PLAY IN THE VA GOLF TOURNAMENT ON APRIL 28

The annual Voyager Academy Golf Tournament fundraiser will be on Saturday April 28 (8:00am).  Come have some fun while raising funds for the school.


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VAHS STUDENTS DO SPRING BREAK IN COSTA RICA!

Hey Voyager Family! Spring Break 2018 was a blast. Four “chicas” and “un professor” took over Costa Rica for 9 Days. Smooth travels landed us in San Jose to get us started on our journey through the Central American amazons of Tortuguero, Limón, Costa Rica to the hot drylands of Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. We traveled through five of the seven provinces that are in CR. Our tour showed us the different climates that exist within one country as well as the biodiversity that CR has to offer. We enjoyed activities like rafting in the Sarapiqui River, Kayaking in Lake Arenal, zip-lining with monkeys, hot springs (mother nature’s natural Jacuzzi), and a tour of the coffee farm where we found the real cacao. It’s safe to say that this self-sustained paradise has left a lasting impression on our students from Voyager. Hope you join us for our next tour to Perú, Spring Break 2019.
¡PURA VIDA, MAE!
Mr. Stephen Manuel
VAHS Spanish Teacher




 





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VAHS HISTORY STUDENTS SHINE

Several VAHS U.S. history students presented their original research projects at the state National History Day regional competition this past Saturday (3/24) at UNC-Greensboro. The region includes Durham, Orange, Wake, Guilford and sixteen other counties in the Piedmont. Students at Voyager had the opportunity to conduct much of their primary and secondary research at the Duke University Perkins/Bostock library. Each year more than half a million students across the nation present their projects at regional, state, and national competitions. https://www.nhd.org//

Honorable mentions included:
-Devan Desai and Madison Miner ("NC's Pearsall Plan to Save Our Schools"--group website category)
-Zach Hibbard and Mason Kosik ("The Texas Revolution"--group website category)

1st place winners included:
-Michael Kariher, Sebastian Diaz, Spencer Corkins, Michael McKenna and Emma -Morton ("Banana Wars"--group exhibit category).

In addition to winning first place in their category, this group was invited to present at the state National History Day competition in Raleigh on April 28. Category winners at the state competition will move on to the national competition at the University of Maryland in May.

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CAREER AND COLLEGE PROMISE NEWS: NC STATE AND DURHAM TECH ARE TEAMING UP
An NC State degree can be both accessible and affordable when combined with two years of community college. Students can complete their Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Engineering degrees at Durham Tech and know they are well prepared to succeed in their major at NC State.

Come learn about how Durham Tech and NC State work together to create a seamless transition for transfer students.  Learn also about the Goodnight Scholars Program, which offers a full NC State scholarship to 15 community college transfer students each year. Last year two Durham Tech graduates were awarded this scholarship and are currently studying in NC State’s College of Engineering.

Representatives from both NC State and Durham Tech will be on VAHS campus Wednesday, April 18, at 2:00 in the commons. Parents are welcome to attend. Students should see Ms. O'Kane for a pass to attend this meeting.  

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HELP NEEDED FOR UPCOMING INTERVIEW PROJECT AT THE HIGH SCHOOL, TUESDAY, APRIL 17TH

The project will give all of Mr. Baker's Personal Finance students the chance to participate in a job interview. Ideal helpers would be real employers who might actually be interested in hiring a high schooler right now or during the summer, but any adult with interviewing experience (or just the free time to volunteer to help us in the middle of the school day) would be very much appreciated! Any adults in the Voyager Family who would be willing and able to help with this Interview Project, please contact Mr. Baker at dbaker@voyageracademy.net.

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AP HUGE!  

AP Human Geography review sessions will meet from 7:30-8:30am on Wednesdays in room D125. Students are highly encouraged to attend, to increase their chances for a good score on the AP exam!  Questions? Please contact Mr. Mills.

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VOYAGER ACADEMY MARKETER$ PRODUCE A COMMERCIAL

The Marketeer$ used their knowledge of promotion, and marketing information management, to create a viral marketing campaign for the new Voyager Academy sports field.  


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AP LANGUAGE REVIEW SESSIONS!

The time has come to begin reviewing for the AP Exam being held in mid May. If you were enrolled in Ms. Barber's AP Language and Composition class in the Fall you are invited to join her after school for the following sessions. Attend whatever session would be serve your needs for the length of time you need! If you cannot make a meeting, but want assistance, reach out to Ms. Barber at mbarber@voyageracademy.net.

4/18

Breaking down the prompt; Roadmap to your paper
4/25

Quality evidence and analysis
5/2

Multiple choice practice


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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, 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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DATE
EVENT
April 18
Representatives from both NC State and Durham Tech will be on VAHS campus Wednesday, at 2:00 in the commons
April 23-27
High School EOC TE21 Benchmark
April 27
May 4
Senior Breakfast
May 7-18
High School AP Exams
May 21
High School Final Exams: EOC/NCFE/CTE
May 25
Last day of VAHS classes
May 29
Graduation Day!

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