Sunday, May 27, 2018

Voyager Academy Middle School News, May 27, 2018


Dear VAMS Families,
Wow, what a fast year!  It’s hard to believe today was the last day of school.  This has been a wonderful year. I am so proud of each of our students.   Thanks to each of you for all of your support. We certainly could not do our job without your help!


COMING SOON
Student supply lists will be posted on Voyager’s website in the very near future.  We will also share Open House/Pick Up Your Child’s Schedule dates along with dates for Curriculum Night.  Be on the lookout!

Yearbooks
We have 5 yearbooks left!  We will sell these on a first come, first serve basis.  If you want to purchase a book for your child, please send cash or check. The cost is $35.00.

Report Cards
All students received their report cards today – that is if they attended school today!
If your child did not receive his/her report card, please stop by the office Mon. – Thurs. between 10:00 and 2:00 to pick up the report card.

EOG Scores
We have received our EOG scores but have not received the parent reports.  It will probably be a couple of weeks before we receive the reports from DPI (Department of Public Instruction).  Once we receive the reports, we will mail to you.


Rising 7th and 8th Graders – Bring Your Own Device to School
May 24, 2018
Dear Voyager Parents,
Voyager uses a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program in grades 7-12. This means that students and their families provide, own, and maintain their own computers for use in school and at home. Voyager does not provide devices to students, except in cases of demonstrated financial need. We believe that this is the correct strategy for sustaining a student computing program that has become essential to instruction and learning at Voyager.  We have outlined the details and expectations of the program below:

-Every student in grades 7-12 has a personal computing device. 


-Each student brings his or her fully-charged device to school each day. This is 
considered a part of general preparedness to learn. 


-Voyager maintains a sufficient pool of short-term loaner devices. 


-The BYOD program is not a barrier to learning. If a student’s family is financially unable 
to provide a device, Voyager will provide one to the student. 
For the full

-BYOD program policy, please visit this link: 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FkW0hEHX94wsDqSt1kZLREhG9ZyQAQX9MllBRB5kT9 Q/pub . This policy is also posted on the school website. 
We maintain a computer purchasing guide here: 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iN-3bazLcozLrSYKp4ru3-BH7KBcbLcOe7tyxO7AFsg/pub 
If you are unable to financially provide a device for your student(s), please contact Managing Director Jennifer Lucas directly at jlucas@voyageracademy.net . 

Please reach out to us with any questions.
Sincerely,
Evan Menchini 
Technology Director emenchini@voyageracademy.net
Gwen Johnson 
Middle School Principal gjohnson@voyageracademy.net
Jennifer Lucas 
Managing Director jlucas@voyageracademy.net
Dr. Chuck Nolan
 High School Principal cnolan@voyageracademy.net


From Jenny Hobgood
HOST FAMILIES NEEDED! We have students from out-of-town schools wanting to participate in our Show Choir Camp. If you are willing to be a host family  for a high school &/or middle school student starting Sunday, June 24th through end of camp on Friday, June 29th please contact Jenny Hobgood ASAP! jhobgood@voyageracademy.net 
Carolina Show Choir Camp at Voyager!
ATTN Rising 4th-12th graders: Summer Music Camp @ Voyager!
Register now for Voyager's Carolina Show Choir Camp! 
WHEN: Monday June 25-Friday June 29th, 9am-4pm daily with showcase performance on Friday!
Camp Directors are HS Choral Director, Jenny Hobgood, and Bull City Lights Choreographer, Ryan Shapiro! The GROUP DISCOUNT OF $100 OFF APPLIES TO VOYAGER STUDENTS!! Total Cost is $150 for Voyager students! Please pay $50 registration fee by June 1st! The group discounted rate of $100 off total cost will also apply to 6+ students who register from other schools...so, please help us spread the word! 
To pay the registration fee & for more details, visit Voyager's summer camp website OR contact HS Choral Director, Jenny Hobgood for more info: jhobgood@voyageracademy.net

Things for your children to do this summer---
READ – READ --- READ
Work on iLearn
Read using MyOn

Thanks so much for all you do to support Voyager Middle School.  I appreciate all you do!!!!!!
Thanks,
Gwen Johnson   (Middle School Principal)