Sunday, September 30, 2018

From the Managing Director's Desk, September 30, 2018


Voyager’s Silent Auction
If you could not attend the Silent Auction planning meeting and are willing to help with the Silent Auction, please email Mr. Eisenson at aeisenson@voyageracademy.net. We appreciate all help! The Silent Auction is scheduled for Feb. 23 and will be held at Umstead Pines. Please put the date on your calendar!!!!!!!

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, September 30, 2018


Dear VAES Families,
It’s hard to believe that we are only a week away from our Fall Break (October 8 – 12)!!  August and September have flown by! For the past few weeks, our Kindergarten – Third grade students have been going on field experiences and listening to guest experts as they dive deeper into their 1st trimester projects.  Field experiences (field trips) and guest experts are key component in Project Based Learning (PBL) and are a part of the elementary project work curriculum.  

Voyager Academy Middle School News, September 30, 2018


Dear VAMS Families,

Hello to all Middle School families,
One more week and the first quarter is over!  I am so proud of the work our students are doing.  Please make sure you have your child (children) share their learning with you.  Making it part of your evening routine will help you know what is happening in the classrooms.

Voyager Academy High School News, September 30, 2018

GO VIKINGS GO!
In this week’s issue...

Voyager Academy PTO News, September 30, 2018


PTO Update
BOX TOPS are due to your homeroom teacher by Friday, October 5. The classroom that has the most will win a pizza party! Please remember to only submit Box Tops that are NOT expired! If you want to help, they have to be put in groups of 50 that are labeled (snack size bags work great)!

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, September 30,2018


Science Olympiad Update
Science Olympiad is an extracurricular academic competition in which students grades K-12 compete in STEM-related events. The topics encompass anatomy, biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. Teamwork and group learning are a major emphasis.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

From the Managing Director's Desk, September 23, 2018


Dear Viking Families,
As you can see more dirt is moving behind the middle school and we are making good progress son the new stadium. Thanks again for your patience through this amazing project!

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, September 23, 2018


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Dear VAES Families,

First, thank you PTO Hospitality for a fabulous luncheon on Wednesday!!!  The Backyard BBQ-Picnic theme was fantastic!! You always make us feel so supported and special!!  THANK YOU!!!

As you have driven through carline, you may have noticed that we now have several pieces of our playground equipment installed and ready for the children to use at the back of the gym!!  
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Voyager Academy Middle School News, September 23, 2018



Dear VAMS Families,

Hello to all Middle School families,
This week was a very interesting week!  There were storms, lots of rain, and delayed openings.  Even with heavy rain, tornado warnings, and fire drills, our students and staff remained focused on the tasks at hand!  Students were amazing during the warnings and drills. They took all of them very seriously!

Voyager Academy High School News, September 23, 2018

 
GO VIKINGS GO!

In this week's issue...
  • Reminder: Mid-term Exams Next Week
  • Help Needed for Simulation Interview Project at the High School, Tuesday, Nov. 20th
  • "Catch" For Relief (VAHS Fishing Team Helps Hurricane Victims)
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Fundraiser!!! (By Vocal Affinity)
  • Celebrate Your Senior with a Personalized Yearbook Page
  • Voyager Academy Helps "Backpack Buddies" Feed Local Schools
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences on September 28
  • The VAHS Forensic Files
  • Your Peru Adventure Awaits....
  • 11th Graders Can Register for the Oct. 24th PSAT 
  • September is  "Start With Hello"  Month
  • YEARBOOK - Order Early, Pay Less!
  • PARENTS:  Are You Interested in Participating or Donating to a Silent Auction?
  • Check out the VAHS Counseling Department Blog
  • Light The Night 2018! Raise money for the Lukemia and Lymphoma Society of NC
  • Come to China with us Summer 2019!
  • Be a Smartie and join the PTO ! ! (click here)
  • FCA...E (Fellowship of Christian Athletes... and Everyone!)

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, September 23, 2018


Science Olympiad is an extracurricular academic competition in which students grades K-12 compete in STEM-related events.  The topics encompass anatomy, biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, geology, mechanical engineering and technology.  Teamwork and group learning are a major emphasis.  

Voyager Academy PTO News, September 23, 2018

Thanks to everyone for coming to our first spirit night of the year at Blaze Pizza and Menchie's Yogurt. Our next spirit night will be on Wednesday, October 3rd from 3:00 - 7:00 at Freddy's (Roxboro Rd location).
Friday, October 26 - 2nd Annual Fall Festival (5:30 - 7:30)
Wednesday, November 7 - Spirit Night @ Pizza Inn
Tuesday, November 13 - General PTO membership meeting
Wednesday, December 5 - Zaxby's 3:00 - 7:00 (Roxboro Rd)

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Voyager Academy High School News, September 16, 2018


GO VIKINGS GO!
In this week’s issue...

  • Celebrate Your Senior with a Personalized Yearbook Page
  • Voyager Academy Helps "Backpack Buddies" Feed Local Schools
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences on September 28
  • The VAHS Forensic Files
  • You Are Invited to Constitution Day
  • Your Peru Adventure Awaits....
  • 11th Graders Can Register for the Oct. 24th PSAT 
  • September is  "Start With Hello"  Month
  • YEARBOOK - Order Early, Pay Less!
  • PARENTS:  Are You Interested in Participating or Donating to a Silent Auction?
  • Check out the VAHS Counseling Department Blog (click here)
  • Light The Night 2018! Raise money for the Lukemia and Lymphoma Society of NC
  • Come to China with us Summer 2019!
  • Be a Smartie and join the PTO ! ! (click here)
  • FCA...E (Fellowship of Christian Athletes... and Everyone!)
  • NEW: Archive of VAHS Daily (After-lunch) Announcements


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Sunday, September 9, 2018

From the Managing Director's Desk, September 9, 2018


Dear Viking Families,
As you can see our construction (click here) is becoming more active each day. Utilities are moving and we are making progress on the stadium. Please see attached the design for the field with the stadium seating and our Viking V in the center of this field. We are all getting excited to have kids on the field, watch home sports and celebrate our many traditions and events on campus like Homecoming and graduation.

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, September 9, 2018


Dear VAES Families,
Even though this has been a shorter week, it has been busy at VAES!!  C:\Users\lpaynter\Desktop\IMG_0544.jpg  C:\Users\lpaynter\Desktop\IMG_5397.JPG

Voyager Academy Middle School News, September 9, 2018


Dear VAMS Families,


Yes, work has begun!  I am sure you’ve noticed the work that has been done this week in the preparation for our Voyager Stadium.  It’s great to see the men at work. Process is being made!!!!

Voyager Academy High School News, September 9, 2018



GO VIKINGS GO!
In this week's issue...
  • You Are Invited to Constitution Day
  • Become a HS Music Program Sponsor. Deadline is September 14th
  • Anchors Away! A Freshman Transition Support and  Mentor Program
  • VAHS Senior Devan Desai Was Captain of the Duke Football Team Against Army This Fall
  • YOU Can Help Save a Life!  The VAHS Blood Drive is September 11
  • Order Your 2019 Senior T-Shirt
  • Your Peru Adventure Awaits....
  • 11th Graders Can Register for the Oct. 24th PSAT 
  • September is  "Start With Hello"  Month
  • YEARBOOK - Order Early, Pay Less!
  • PARENTS:  Are You Interested in Participating or Donating to a Silent Auction?
  • Check out the VAHS Counseling Department Blog
  • Light The Night 2018! Raise money for the Lukemia and Lymphoma Society of NC
  • Come to China with us Summer 2019!
  • Be a Smartie and join the PTO ! ! (click here)
  • FCA...E (Fellowship of Christian Athletes... and Everyone!)

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad, September 9, 2018

Science Olympiad is an extracurricular academic competition in which students grades K-12 compete in STEM-related events.  The topics encompass anatomy, biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, geology, mechanical engineering and technology.  Teamwork and group learning are a major emphasis.  



If your child is interested in science and would like to participate, fill out the Voyager Science Olympiad interest form so that we can connect with you.  Science Olympiad is open to all Voyager students who want to be more involved with science!

For more information or if you have questions about Voyager's Science Olympiad programs in 2018-19 (including the K-3 VAES in-school program), see theScience Olympiad event links, check out the Voyager Science Olympiad team webpage, or reach out to one of the team head coaches.

Head Coaches
Division A (K-6) - Erik Benson (scienceolympiadteama@voyageracademy.net
Division B (6-9) - Connie Vance (scienceolympiadteamb@voyageracademy.net)
Division C (9-12) - Amanda Honey (scienceolympiadteamc@voyageracademy.net)

2019 Tournament Event Descriptions
Division A (K-6)
Division B  (6-9)
Division C (9-12)
(Note: while all events have been updated, some of the event descriptions are from last year! NCSO is in the process of adding the descriptions for this year's events.) 

2019 Science Olympiad Tournament Dates
Division A (K-6) - TBD, will be announced in late September
DIvision B (6-9) - March 2, 2019 at Riverside High School
DIvision C (9-12) - March 2, 2019 at Riverside High School
Division B/C state competition - April 27, 2019 at NC State University

Additional information sessions for SO will be scheduled as the Voyager teams form and start practicing for their tournaments later in the fall semester.  Stay tuned for more info!  GO VIKINGS GO!

Voyager Academy Care (after/before school) Program News, Sept. 9, 2018


Before/After Care News
The year is starting off great and we continue to be excited! Students are enjoying their time in after school. Each day we have age-appropriate fun activities planned for the students, which they enjoy after homework and reading time is complete.  Students with online homework assignments are provided with chrome books to complete those assignments. The students have not had the opportunity to visit the library as of yet, so it will be helpful if students bring a book from home to read each day for 20 minutes during after school. 

Voyager Academy PTO News, September 9, 2018


Thanks to everyone for coming to our first spirit night of the year at Blaze Pizza and Menchie's Yogurt. Our next spirit night will be on Wednesday, October 3rd from 3:00 - 7:00 at Freddy's (Roxboro Rd location).

Sunday, September 2, 2018

From the Managing Director's Desk, September 2, 2018


Dear Viking Families,
Thanks everyone for another great week!  We wanted to give you a small progress report on our new VIKING STADIUM!  I’m sure you noticed more trucks and work going on last weeks and things are beginning to move! Please be patient as we work to bring you all this amazing new stadium that we will use for PE, Care, Camp, Sports, Graduation, Homecoming, Parades, Special Events, Spring Fling and MORE!

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, September 2, 2018

Dear VAES Families,

It’s hard to believe that we have finished our fourth week of school!  For the past few weeks, students and staff have been discussing their hopes and dreams for the school year.  This helps our community of learners
get excited about what we will learn and also makes a personal connection.  By inviting students (and staff) to name their hopes and dreams (learning goals) for the year shows them that they are valued members of the classroom, that school is a safe place, and that we have a lot of fun and challenging learning to do this year. Creating a tone of trust and respect is one of the most important things we do at the beginning of the year.  Here are a couple of links explaining in more detail about Hopes and Dreams.

Voyager Academy Middle School News, September 2, 2018


Dear VAMS Families,


Can you believe that we have been in school one month?  It certainly does not seem like it! This year’s opening has been one of the smoothest yet!  This week in 8th grade Core Connections, the students worked on their periodic table. The students in 7th grade math were learning about integers and positive and negative numbers.  During my visit to 5th grade science, the students were discussing the importance of CO2 and O2.  My Spanish visit was in fourth grade and I was amazed at the Spanish vocabulary that has been learned in such a short time.  Finally, in fourth grade math, Ms. Vurnakes was teaching rounding and place value. The students were working four digit numbers to  seven digit numbers. I hope your children are sharing all their knowledge with you.

Voyager Academy High School, September 2, 2018

GO VIKINGS GO!

In this week’s issue...

  • YOU Can Help Save a Life!  The VAHS Blood Drive is September 11
  • Order Your 2019 Senior T-Shirt!! 
  • Your Peru Adventure awaits 
  • Yearbook Pictures for Grades 9-11 on September 6 
  • 11th Graders can Register for the Oct. 24th PSAT 
  • September is "Start With Hello" Month 
  • YEARBOOK - Order Early, Pay Less! 
  • HS Music Program -- Seeking Sponsors 
  • Voyager Celebrates Constitution Day and We Are Inviting Durham to Join In 
  • PARENTS: Are You Interested in Participating or Donating to a Silent Auction? 
  • Yearbook Photo Session Schedule for Students 
  • What Are VAHS Weekly Spirit Days? 
  • Want a free Student Checking Account? 
  • Check out the VAHS Counseling Department Blog
  • Light the Night 2018! Raise Money for the Lukemia and Lymphoma Society of NC Love to Fish? 
  • Join VAHS Bass Assassins 
  • Come to China with us Summer 2019 
  • Be a Smartie and Joint the PTO!! (click here) 
  • FCA...E (Fellowhip of Christian Athletes...and Everyone!) 
  • A Delicious Fundraiser at Menchies and Blaze Pizzeria  

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, September 2, 2018



Science Olympiad Information Session
Join us for an all-level interest meeting on Thursday, September 6 from 4:30-5:00 in the VAHS Common Room.  This meeting is open to parents and students grades K-12!  

Science Olympiad is an extracurricular academic competition in which students grades K-12 compete in STEM-related events.  The topics encompass anatomy, biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, geology, mechanical engineering and technology.  Teamwork and group learning are a major emphasis.  

Voyager Academy Care (after/before school) Program News, September 2, 2018


Before/After Care News
The year is starting off great and we continue to be excited! Students are enjoying their time in after school. Each day we have age-appropriate fun activities planned for the students, which they enjoy after homework and reading time is complete.  Students with online homework assignments are provided with chrome books to complete those assignments. The students have not had the opportunity to visit the library as of yet, so it will be helpful if students bring a book from home to read each day for 20 minutes during after school.