Sunday, December 9, 2018

Voyager Academy High School News, December 9, 2018


GO VIKINGS GO!
In this week’s issue...
  • Final Exam Schedule
  • Chinese Language Students earn NC's Global Languages Endorsement (GLE)
  • Taking an AP Course? READ THIS
  • Interested in playing Women’s Soccer?
  • Yearbook Senior Recognition Ad Deadline Approaching
  • My Hot Lunchbox Ordering During Exams
  • Please Join Us in Our First Ever Silent Auction Benefit Feb 23, At Umstead Pines
  • Important Message For Voyager Athletics Participants
  • Students: Want to Take a Durham Tech. Course? LOOK HERE NOW!
  • Check out the VAHS Counseling Department Blog
  • Be a Smartie and join the PTO ! ! (click here)
  • FCA...E (Fellowship of Christian Athletes... and Everyone!)



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VAHS Final Exam Schedule


Chinese Language Students earn NC's Global Languages Endorsement (GLE)
On Friday, Nov. 30th Mr. Baker's Chinese Language & Culture III class took part in the HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi 汉语水平考试)--an internationally recognized Chinese Proficiency Test--with the majority of students passing and earning the NC Global Languages Endorsement!

The HSK is the standard for Chinese language proficiency tests, with many Chinese universities and companies requiring passing scores from applicants. The test was offered and proctored by the Confucius Institute of NC State University. Students who passed also qualified for the NC Global Languages Endorsement--an achievement that will be noted both on their transcripts and on their Diplomas when they graduate. They are the first students from Voyager Academy to ever receive this distinction for Chinese language.


Taking an AP Course? READ THIS -- Advanced Placement Tips and Important Information
Please follow the links below for helpful, and must-see information about the Advanced Placement test:

Helpful...

Must-see...


Interested in playing Women’s Soccer?
On Tuesday December 11th at 6 PM, there will be a soccer interest meeting for anyone interested in playing varsity women’s soccer this spring in the high school commons. We welcome parents and prospective players as we introduce our new coaches, expectations, and important upcoming dates.

Go, Vikings Go!


Yearbook Senior Recognition Ad Deadline Approaching
Voyager Parents and Employers of Seniors,

If you are interested in buying a recognition ad for your graduating senior, the deadline is December 15th.  

Purchase and Design your ad at www.jostensyearbooks.com.  Upload images and a message celebrating your senior.

Ad prices start at $40.


My Hot Lunchbox Ordering During Exams
High School Parents, please remember to only order lunches for your child on the days they will be here during exams. Any lunches not picked up at the end of the school day will be given out to staff or students left in the building.


Please Join Us in Our First Ever Silent Auction Benefit Feb. 23, at Umstead Pines
This is an all-school, parent event to socialize and have fun. All K-12 parents are invited and encouraged to attend! There will be food, music, friends, colleagues, a cash bar, and most importantly, memories. Your contribution to this event will help make it a night to remember!
All the money raised will go right back into Voyager. We will use the money raised to help Voyager families who need support-- things like funding field trips, purchasing school supplies, and covering participation fees for sports and the arts. We will also use money raised to further develop our arts and technology departments. See the important links below:
A flyer with all the details!

Important Message for Voyager Athletics Participants
Hello parents-
If you have a child interested in participating in a winter or spring sport, please make sure to verify that the steps below are complete.

Obtain a physical and return form to High School front desk, Attn: Mr. Harris and Mr. Rice.

Complete concussion form and return to High School front desk.

Complete Online Forms and add the sport(s) your child plans to participate in.

If your child participated in a 2018 fall sport, please verify that the physical on file has not expired (valid for one year form exam date) and add desired winter/spring sport(s) to the online forms by editing your previous account. The concussion form and online forms are valid for the entire 2018-19 school year.

All forms must be complete and on file BEFORE your child can start tryouts or any sports activity.

Questions? Please contact High School Athletic Trainer Nate Rice at nathan.rice@emergeortho.com. Mr. Rice manages Middle School and High School athletic forms along with Athletic Director Deuce Harris.


Students: Want to Take a Durham Tech. Course? LOOK HERE NOW!
Any juniors and seniors who are interested in taking community college classes (for free) at Durham Tech. during the spring semester of 2019 need to attend in one of the three remaining information sessions. These sessions are scheduled on   Monday, October 15, from 5 – 6 p.m., Monday, November 12, 11 am – Noon and 5 – 6 p.m. Please see the link below for additional information and to register.



Check Out the VAHS Counseling Department Blog
All parents and students should frequently check and/or subscribe to the VAHS Counseling Department Blog (click here)! Here you will find  important information and opportunities for VAHS students. Topics range from specific grade level information to scholarships and other interesting opportunities.   


FCA...E (Fellowship of Christian Athletes... and Everyone!)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meets on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. room D124. Join us for fun, friendship, and food! No need to be an athlete or a Christian--all are welcome!"

Important Dates

Date
Event
Dec. 13 - 19
Dec. 20 - Jan. 4
Winter Break
Jan. 7
Classes begin
Jan. 10
5:30-7:00pm:  Open House--Parents get to meet second semester teachers.

PARENTS:  Sign up to receive text messages from the school
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