Sunday, May 6, 2018

Voyager Academy High School News, May 6, 2018


GO VIKINGS GO!


VAHS FRESHMAN JULIA CHOROSEVIC SHINES AT STATE AND REGIONAL GYMNASTICS MEET.  WINS TITLE OF “ALL AROUND CHAMPION”!
VAHS Julia Chorosevic competed in both the state and regional gymnastics meets in which she earned title of All Around Champion at both.

Two weeks ago she earned the top spot on the state team for her division. She went on to represent North Carolina this past weekend in Daytona, FL and competed against the top 6 gymnasts in TN, NC, SC, GA, MS, LA, FL and AL and came away with highest score of all gymnasts as All Around Champion. This is her 3rd Regional title but first as state team member.


Julia Chorosevic
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IMPORTANT GRADUATION INFORMATION

Important information about graduation:   Please click here for important information about graduation.

The Graduation Slideshow! We are extending the deadline to submit photos for the graduation slideshow to May 10th. You can send to Ms. Kreisman (mkreisman@voyageracademy.net).  No photos will be accepted after that date.
Graduation tickets will be handed out on May 24th at the walk through (at 12:30). Seniors who do not pick up their tickets at this time, may pick them up at the graduation rehearsal on May 29th.

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THE SENIOR BREAKFAST!

The VAHS Senior Breakfast is NOT a discounted menu item. It IS a wonderful event, celebrating our seniors and their accomplishments. See details below.

What is the Senior Breakfast
A celebratory event congratulating seniors on their achievements, and one of the final opportunities for seniors and parents to get together as a group.
When
May 18, 8:30-10:00am
Where
Field behind VA Middle School (rain location, middle school gym)
How you can help
This event is a pot luck and your help is needed!

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AP AND FINALS EXAM SCHEDULE


Best of luck to all!

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AP BIOLOGY AND AP ENV. SCIENCE REVIEW WEBSITE

Calling all AP Bio and APES students….come check out the website created just for you! It is loaded with all sorts of resources from FRQ’s (and answers), practice exams, to Do’s and Don’ts. Be sure to take some time to explore...great for late night cram sessions, group study sessions at Starbucks, or solo study sessions in the comfort of your bed. Check out the website here.

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ARE YOU A SERVICE LAUREATE?

Service Laureate is a distinction at VAHS, which recognizes and celebrates students who have made service to others a part of their high school experience. For the Class of 2018 to earn this distinction you must complete a total of 255 hours of community service. For a senior to be recognized at the Spring Senior Award Ceremony and the commencement ceremony as a Service Laureate, all volunteer hours must be submitted to the VAHS Assistant Principal by Monday, May 7.

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VOYAGER VOTES!

Voyager students civically engaged the adult world last Friday and became first-time voters. Around 30 students participated in Durham's Early Voting window during their lunch period.  We encourage all Voyager stakeholders to Vote in the NC primary elections. Mr. Gatlin is especially proud of all of these students and believes our democracy is stronger because of them.

Voyager Votes!

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MS. BARBER’S ENGLISH STUDENTS VISIT THE UNC-CHAPEL HILL OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER

Ms. Barber’s English students planned and executed a fabulous day trip to the UNC Chapel Hill Outdoor Educator Center. The morning was filled with challenging events that bonded the students and boosted confidence. Ms. Barber stayed firmly planted on the ground and has taken a plethora of picture! If your child attended and you’d like some photos, reach out via email at mbarber@voyageracademy.net for picture proof that your child is a rockstar!

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WANT TO PLAY SOCCER FOR VAHS?

There will be a soccer interest meeting in room E140 on May 23rd at 6 PM. All rising 9th graders are also encouraged to attend. The interest meeting is for both students and parents to discuss the summer conditioning/workout schedule and the expectations for the next fall season. Contact Coach Robinson at crobinson@voyageracademy.net if there are any questions/concerns.

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO SING IN THE HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS?  SEE BELOW ABOUT 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.

**NEW ALTERNATE DATE ADDED**
Tuesday, May 8th, 4-5:30pm
Due to Honor Society rehearsal & ceremony at the middle school on Monday...this alternate date has been added as an option for rising 9th graders & only for extenuating circumstances for rising 10th-12th graders...please email Mrs. Hobgood if you have a conflict with Monday & need to attend the alternate day.


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

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*SUMMER MUSIC CAMP @ VOYAGER (4TH - 12TH GRADERS)

Register now for Voyager's Carolina Show Choir Camp!
WHEN: Monday June 25-Friday June 29th, 9am-4pm daily with showcase performance on Friday!


For more info., contact HS Choral Director, Jenny Hobgood: jhobgood@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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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
May 7-18
May 18
Senior Breakfast at Voyager field, behind MS (rain location is MS gym)
May 21-25
High School Final Exams: EOC/NCFE/CTE
May 25
Last day of VAHS classes
May 29
Graduation Day!


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