Sunday, September 15, 2019

From the Voyager Academy Managing Director, Sept. 15, 2019

Dear Viking Families, 
Hope you all had a nice weekend and are ready for another great week at Voyager! All our kids and teachers are working hard and you will see great pictures from a few field trips last week that our students enjoyed as they do each year.  Make sure you take note of information below on the PSAT for interested students, the new Science Olympiad information and a great Arts Program update regarding a NEW show choir camp for 3rd-6th graders. This is a new great camp opportunity! 

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Sept. 15, 2019

Hi!
We are moving right along and having fun as we learn.  We have such a great group of students and parents and a staff beyond compare.  I can never tell you enough how much I appreciate you all and your support.

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Sept. 15, 2019


Dear VAMS Families,
Oh my goodness, we were in school 5 days this week and  it has been great!

Our 8th graders have worked on designing their own periodic table after learning about the periodic table during science class.  They were able to select their topic of choice.

Voyager Academy High School News, Sept. 15, 2019

 
GO VIKINGS GO!


In this issue...
  • Free Student Checking Accounts, Wednesday, Sept. 18th after school
  • Backpack Buddies: Balanced Meals and Snacks for Students in Need
  • 1st Annual 3 on 3 Volleyball Tournament
  • Durham College Fair
  • Free Assistance with the FAFSA (financial form)
  • Stay Informed
  • VAHS Senior Information Session (Senior Parent Night)
  • Durham Tech Dual Enrollment Information Sessions (Take College Courses While at VAHS)
  • Buy a Yearbook Now
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meets Wednesday Mornings
  • The VAHS Counseling Department Blog (website)
  • Be a Smartie and join the PTO ! !
  • PARENTS:  Sign up to receive text messages from the school
  • Important dates

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, Sept. 15, 2019


Dear Parents,
We are sending you the Science Olympiad in-school signup google form which should allow you to view and edit.  The deadline to sign up is Sept 24.

Voyager Academy PTO News, Sept. 15, 2019

Please see attached documents for important PTO dates and volunteer opportunities! Please email pto@voyageracademy.net if you have any questions, or would like to sign up!
Many teachers are still looking for room/grade level parents. If you have signed up or are interested in this position please contact the PTO via email or FB messenger.
Thanks to all who have joined the PTO! We will be running this membership drive through September 30th. The winning class with the highest PTO participation in each school will receive a pizza party with the second place class receiving an ice cream party.
There is still time!
Join here: 
http://pto.voyageracademy.net/join-pto-online
To pay dues online:
1. Please visit: https://voyager-academy-pto.square.site/ 
2. Click Shop Now
3. Find the appropriate membership level and then proceed to enter payment information.
4. We ask that you NOT order merchandise at this time, it is only displayed as a test and we are not fulfilling apparel orders via this site......yet. We will notify everyone, once this is a reality.

Voyager Academy Athletics News, Sept. 15, 2019


Please help us wrap up our GoPlaySave fundraiser for 2019 by returning all books or money ASAP! Thanks you for your support and effort. If you are missing any orders please email me at aowen@voyageracademy.net.

Voyager Academy Arts Programs News, Sept. 15, 2019


ATTN: 3rd-6th grade Voyager families!
Voyager Academy High School Choral Arts Program invites YOU to join us

Sunday, September 8, 2019

From the Managing Director's Desk, Sept. 8, 2019

Dear Viking Families, 
It was a short and disrupted week for sure, but we as always we appreciate your support and your understanding as we prioritize student and staff safety. For many years, following the course of our local LEAS has been mostly successful as we remember that our students and staff come from as many as 8 surrounding counties where weather and transportation can be a hazard.  We will be looking at this policy during our next board meeting to determine if it serves us best, or if there are other measures we may consider on inclement weather dates. Do keep in mind that our calendars provide for additional instructional time to prevent us needing to make up those days. Speaking of calendars, our calendar committee will be meeting in the next few weeks to confirm our 2-year calendar.  We will also update our policy so that each year, we post a calendar for the 2nd year out, thus allowing families ample time to plan their vacations or activities well in advance.

From the Voyager Academy Board, Sept. 8, 2019

A Note on Voyager’s Capital Campaign
By now school is well into the swing of things, and I hope it is going great for your family so far.  I am devoting this newsletter’s message to something very important, Voyager’s Capital Campaign and other giving opportunities.  

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Sept. 8, 2019

Hi!
What a crazy week? We are so thankful that we did not reap any of the damages from the hurricane or any tornadoes. Glad to be back today and return to our regular schedule on Monday.

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Sept. 8, 2019


Dear VAMS Families,
Oh my goodness, what a week!  I am so proud of our students and all the work they did on a week that was most unusual!  Yes, there was excitement and all enjoyed a short week but we continued teaching and learning!  

Voyager Academy High School News Sept. 8, 2019


GO VIKINGS GO!
In this issue...
  • 1st Anuual 3 on 3 Volleyball Tournament 
  • Free Assistance with the FAFSA (financial form) 
  • Stay Informed 
  • VAHS Senior Information Session (Senior Parent Night) 
  • Durham Tech Dual Enrollment Information Sessions (Take College Courses While at VAHS) 
  • Buy a Yearbook Now 
  • Love to Fish? Become a VAHS Bass Assassin 
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meets Wednesday Mornings 
  • The VAHS Counseling Department Blog (website) 
  • Be a Smartie and join the PTO ! ! 
  • PARENTS:  Sign up to receive text messages from the school 
  • Important dates
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Voyager Academy Athletics News, Sept. 8, 2019


If you haven’t already, make sure and check out our website and calendar and come out and support your Viking fall sports teams!

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, Sept. 8, 2019

Science Olympiad Interest Meeting
Please join us for an all-grade level Science Olympiad Interest Meeting!
Date: Tuesday, September 10
Time: 4:00
Location: VAHS Commons Room

Voyager Academy PTO News, Sept. 8, 2019

For important PTO dates and volunteer opportunities, please go to http://pto.voyageracademy.net/join-pto-online. Also, please feel free to email pto@voyageracademy.net if you have any questions, or would like to sign up!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

From the Managing Director's Desk, Sept. 1, 2019


Dear Viking Families, 
We sure hope you are enjoying your 3 day weekend with friends and family. We are keeping a close eye on the severe weather that may impact us next week but are hopeful the storm will head back out to the East. As you all know, we will follow the DPS severe weather procedures should the hurricane head our way.  I hope you have all taken a moment to “like” the School Facebook pages and have enjoyed seeing all the activities thus far on the new stadium. The students are LOVING recess and PE as well! 

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Sept. 1, 2019


Hi and Happy Labor Day!

I’m happy to report that we are settling in and getting to the business of teaching our students.  Teachers and TAs are receiving Monday Professional Development, Teachers are meeting to discuss curriculum as well as data on students who need extra help.  Carly Morton, our Director of Instruction and our AP, Jeneen Graves, are playing key roles during these meetings.  Our team leaders are working with their teams to make sure their pacing guides and lessons are aligned and proper procedures are followed to align with the Voyager strategic plan.  Who could ask for more? Every second is busy and we are all working for the good of our kids. I’m so proud of our staff. Each day I’m reminded of why I love coming to work.

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Sept. 1, 2019


Dear VAMS Families,

It’s hard to believe September is here!  I’m not sure what happened to August. I continue to be pleased with the teaching and learning that takes place in the middle school.  I hope you are talking to the students about their learning and what they are doing in each subject area!

Voyager Academy High School News, Sept. 1, 2019


GO VIKINGS GO!
In this issue... 

  • Grade 9-11 Yearbook Pictures
  • SENIORS.....Paint Your Parking Space
  • Want your student to open up a Free Student Checking Account?
  • Stay Informed
  • VAHS Senior Information Session (Senior Parent Night)
  • Durham Tech Dual Enrollment Information Sessions (Take College Courses While at VAHS)
  • Buy a Yearbook Now
  • Love to Fish? Become a VAHS Bass Assassin
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meets Wednesday Mornings
  • The VAHS Counseling Department Blog (website)
  • Voyager Baseball Team are Summer Champs
  • Be a Smartie and join the PTO ! !
  • PARENTS:  Sign up to receive text messages from the school
  • Important dates

Voyager Academy Athletics News, Sept. 1, 2019



GoPlaySave
GoPlaySave is wrapping up for the year. Thanks to all of you that have helped and participated in this huge fundraiser for our athletics.  Please help us by getting your order or books returned to the school as soon as possible!

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, Sept. 1, 2019




Science Olympiad is an extracurricular academic competition in which students grades K-12 compete in STEM-related events.  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, 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!

Voyager Academy PTO News, Sept. 1, 2019


September Highlights!
First PTO General Body Meeting-September 10th 6:30pm, Middle School Art Room

Voyager Academy Care (after/before school) Program News, Sept. 1, 2019


The Enrichment Fair happened this week, and it was AMAZING! See the pictures below to witness all of the fun. 

Monday, August 26, 2019

From the Managing Director's Desk, Aug. 25, 2019

Dear Viking Families, 

Thank you all so much for joining us on Monday evening for our Viking Stadium ribbon cutting! It was a wonderful event and we could not have been prouder of the work and patience it took to get there! Most importantly, we are incredibly happy to see all our students enjoy the field during PE, recess, practice and competitions. We can’t wait to see the community that this home stadium brings for us and look forward to many wonderful events and memories taking place on campus.

From the Voyager Academy Board, Aug. 26, 2019

Board Message
The Board would like to take this opportunity to share that we will soon begin a national search for Voyager’s next Managing Director.  We are grateful for Jennifer Lucas’ dedication and leadership as Voyager Academy’s Managing Director for the past five years, and we are pleased that Ms. Lucas has agreed to continue in her role for the 2019-20 academic year.  

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Aug. 25, 2019


Hello from VAES!
We continue to work hard, both students and staff, to ensure students are our first focus and that the focus is on safety and learning.  We are so grateful to all of you who comply with our requests about car line procedures.  When a few don’t follow through, it is off-setting to those who are following the routines.  I apologize for their rudeness and encourage you to remain on the high road and to continue serving as an example to others and especially your children.  

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Aug. 25, 2019


Dear VAMS Families,

What a great week! The Ribbon Cutting for the Athletic Field was Monday and what an awesome event.  Thanks to all of you who were able to attend! It was wonderful to see such great support from the Voyager Community!

Voyager Academy High School News, Aug. 25, 2019

GO VIKINGS GO!
In this issue...
  • SENIORS.....Parking Painting Palooza and MORE! 
  • VAHS Senior Information Session (Senior Parent Night) 
  • Durham Tech Dual Enrollment Information Sessions (Take College Courses While at VAHS) 
  • Hum Sub Volunteer Scholarship (deadline to apply- Sept. 2, 2019) 
  • Buy a Yearbook Now 
  • Love to Fish? Become a VAHS Bass Assassin 
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meets Wednesday Mornings
  • The VAHS Counseling Department Blog (website)
  • Be a Smartie and join the PTO ! ! 
  • PARENTS:  Sign up to receive text messages from the school 
  • Important dates

Voyager Academy Athletics News, Aug. 25, 2019


It has been an amazing week here at Voyager for all of with the opening and ribbon cutting on our beautiful new multi-purpose stadium.  We would like to thank everyone who took the time to come and be a part of this celebration with us. It was awesome to see the faces of our families and members of the community as we cut the ribbon and hosted the first round of the Bull City Cup.  Thanks again to all who have played a role and also to our sponsors, El Rodeo, North Durham Orthodontics (Dr. Gina Lee), EmergeOrtho, and Chick-Fil-A Roxboro Rd., who play such a huge role in allowing us to use athletics as a way to teach our students outside of the classroom.  

Voyager Academy PTO News, Aug. 25, 2019

Please click below for a couple of important PTO flyers:
Please email pto@voyageracademy.net if you have any questions, or would like to sign up!

Our first general membership meeting is Tuesday, September 10th in the Middle School Art Room. Looking forward to seeing you there! 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

From the Managing Director's Desk, Aug. 18, 2019


Dear Viking Families, 
Good afternoon! We hope that you all had a great week as we did! Our back to school party was a blast! Thanks to our amazing PTO for setting it up, and for the awesome food trucks and fun. Hope you all picked up some extra Viking spirit wear so you can join us every Friday in showing your Viking spirit.

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Aug. 18, 2019


At the elementary school, our Kindergarteners joined us for their first full day this week. Now we are complete.  What a joy it is to have their smiling faces and their excitement for learning.  

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Aug. 18, 2019


Dear VAMS Families,
What a smooth opening this has been!  I’ve been very proud of our students and the work they have completed.  I have visited the classrooms and I continue to be amazed by the quality of lessons our teachers provide our students.  Please take a few minutes to have your Viking share what he/she is learning in each of theclasses. I also encourage you to ask your Viking about our Core Values and how he/she displayed confidence, empathy, integrity, reflection, and curiosity this week.  

Voyager Academy High School News, Aug. 18, 2019



GO VIKINGS GO!


Parents and students are encouraged to check this newsletter weekly, as it contains important information for the whole VAHS community!
(please look over to the right side of the page to subscribe)


In this issue...

  • Buy a Yearbook Now 
  • Love to Fish? Become a VAHS Bass Assassin 
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meets Wednesday Mornings
  • Individual Score Reports (ISRs) to be mailed home this week, to 9th and 10th graders
  • Interested in Robotics?
  • The VAHS Counseling Department Blog (website)
  •  Voyager Baseball Team are Summer Champs
  •  Be a Smartie and join the PTO ! !
  •  PARENTS: Sign up to receive text messages from the school
  • Important dates

Voyager Academy PTO News, Aug. 18, 2019


The PTO Board is looking forward to another great school year! However, we cannot do it without you! Please considering partnering with us and joining the PTO. All active PTO members will receive 10% all apparel and spirit wear all school year. Visit http://pto.voyageracademy.net/join-pto-online for more information, including the calendar of events!

Voyager Academy Care (after/before school) Program News, Aug. 18, 2019



Care Program & Enrichments Newsletter 
Students had a wonderful time this week in early/ after care. Many of the students still have not been assigned homework, so our staff prepares age appropriate academic activities for the students. Aftercare is a time where we focus on whole child development by introducing students to new age appropriate activities that encourage team work and good sportsmanship. Below are pictures of some of our second graders learning how to play the classic card game, UNO, and learning to play a new gym game! In the coming newsletters, we hope to share more pictures  of our other grade group activities!

Voyager Academy Athletics News, Aug. 18, 2019

Please join us for the ribbon cutting of our brand new multi-purpose stadium Monday August 19th at 4pm.  We will celebrate all of our athletes and sponsors who make it possible.  The ribbon cutting will be followed by our first home soccer game at 5pm against Riverside.  

Sunday, August 11, 2019

From the Managing Director's Desk, Aug. 11, 2019


Dear Viking Families, 
Good afternoon! We hope that you all had a wonderful first week as we did! We thank you all so much for following our directions related to safety and arrival/dismissal to help get our children on and off campus safely and quickly.  The start of the year already gave us time to practice our sever weather drills and protocols 😊 As we enter week two, please remember to ask your children at the end of the day what they learned and how you can help at home.  We are exciting for this new year and look forward to jumping right into our work. At the end of last year, all staff had an intensive training in Project Based Learning to focus on the mission and vision of our school. 

Voyager Academy Elementary School News Aug. 11, 2019


I can’t begin to put into words how great this week has been for me, our staff and students! 


Our teachers worked all through the summer to prepare for the return of our children. Their rooms are clean thanks to our wonderful Mr. Robert Frye.  During the summer and workdays, teachers brought in new rugs, new decorations, prepared bulletin boards, hung instructional materials and all the other necessities to guarantee a smooth opening.