Sunday, April 15, 2018

Voyager Academy Middle School News, April 15, 2018


Dear VAMS Families,

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!

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Mr. Price
Congratulations to Mr. Price!  He has been named Voyager Academy’s Teacher of the Year.  Mr. Price is an outstanding educator. It is always a pleasure to visit his classroom and observe all the learning that is taking place.  We are proud of Mr. Price and know he will represent Voyager well as he enters the next round of competition.

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Sixth Grade Garden
The sixth graders have been extremely busy this week gathering all the materials they needed for their garden project.  Home Depot delivered a load of lumber on Thursday. Students began building their garden boxes on Friday. With the help of many parents, several boxes were completed.  The old soil was moved to the wooded area and is free to any one who can use it. It’s on a first come, first serve basis. The soil is in the wooded area across from the garden. When you are in car line make sure you check the 6th grade garden.


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MADAGASCAR, A Musical Adventure
If you did not spend an evening at the middle school during our Madagascar performances, you missed terrific performances.  The performers were outstanding! The musical included acting, singing, dancing, and audience involvement. Mrs. Thompson and Ms. Wicker spent many hours preparing out students for the 3 shows.  Our show included students in grades 2-8. It was obvious the students had a great time performing to a full house all 3 nights. Thanks to those of you who attended to support our students and our drama department.


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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.


Important Dates
Monday, April 16
Please send collection boxes to school so we can give our donations to the Lymphoma Foundation.  Thanks for your help!
Tuesday, April 17
PTO Luncheon
Thursday, April 19
8th grade to Museum in Greensboro
Friday, April 20
8th grade to Museum in Greensboro
Monday, April 23
NJHS to Retirement Home
Tuesday, April 24
Middle School Math I students have been selected by the Department of Public Instruction to participate in Math I Field Testing
Thursday, April 26
5th and 8th grade Science benchmark
Thursday, April 26
Progress reports for 4th quarter
Friday, April 27
Saturday, April 28
8th grade semi-formal, 7:00-9:00, no outside guests

Coming Soon ------ EOG Testing and Proctors are needed!!!!
We need about 40 proctors on May 16 and 40 proctors on May 17.  If you are available to spend the morning with us, please email me as soon as possible.  We will also need about 15 proctors on May 22. We certainly appreciate any help you can give us.  If you have friends who would like to proctor, they just need to send me an email. My email is gjohnson@voyageracademy.net.
Thanks so much!!!!!
Gwen


Gwen Johnson
Principal
Voyager Middle School