Sunday, December 15, 2019

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

Good Afternoon, 

Only a few more days of teaching and learning until our long holiday break! 

As we begin to near the Holiday season, please consider “Giving to Voyager” for our capital campaign fundraiser. We need activity buses to help transport our kids to all the wonderful events and activities they enjoy such as field trips, sporting events, arts competitions and much more.  Please visit the donations page here: https://www.voyageracademy.net/support-voyager/

Voyager Academy Elementary School News Dec. 15, 2019

Hi!
It’s that time of the year.  Lots of excitement, kind act and busy, busy folks all around.  We can’t seem to find the time for all we want to do.  

Professional Development:   This Monday, our staff will be team  building and celebrating the season together and learn more about each other.

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Dec. 15, 2019


Hello Middle School Families, 
It's been a busy week at Voyager Middle School. Our staff had professional development as we reviewed Project Based Learning and how to strengthen our project work.  Our sixth graders spent the week at Durham Arts Council preparing to present their play projects to our fifth graders and to their parents. Our 7th/8th grade music and drama classes prepared to present the musical The Rainbow Fish.  The singers, dancers, and cast were awesome. Our Student Council had a Snack Sale to raise money to support their service projects. Let’s not forget our athletes as our girls’ and guys’ basketball teams had a home game.  Both teams played hard and were very successful against Excelsior Charter School. In addition to all the projects, performances, sales, and games our students continued to work on their class assignments. 

Voyager Academy High School News, Dec. 15, 2019


GO VIKINGS GO!
In this issue...
Viking Achievers
  • Amith Jagannath Receives the Blue & Gold Scholarship Award at UNCG
Final Exams and Other Testing
  • The Fall 2019 VAHS Final Exam Schedule 
  • Practice ACT for all 11th Graders on Jan. 7
  • 10th Grade PreACT Reports Distributed
Student Life
  • Winter Semi-Formal....VAHS Snow Ball! 
  • VAHS Senior Shirts and Hoodies- deadline extended
Viking World Travelers
  • Travel to Peru, the Land of the Incas 
  • Thailand 2020!
Yearbook and Graduation Info.
  • Senior Quote Submissions for the Yearbook are Open! 
  • Buy a Yearbook before the price goes up!
Viking Volunteerism and Fundraising
  • Backpack Buddies: Balanced Meals and Snacks for Students in Need
Student Support, College Prep, and Career Planning (ACT, college and scholarship info., etc.)
  • FAFSA Opened October 1st – File as soon as you can! (college financial aid form assistance) 
  • Apply TODAY for an Unforgettable Summer at Duke University!
More...
  • 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 Care (after/before school) Program News, Dec. 15, 2019


Dear Parents!
This is a friendly reminder that the enrichment semester is over! Spring enrichment information will be sent out early January. Below are a few pictures from our parent showcase! Additionally, there will be Early Care ONLY on Wednesday, December 18, and NO AFTER CARE. We typically do not have aftercare on the last day of winter break and the last day of school. Please plan to retrieve your students at the school dismissal time, beginning at 11:15am. 

Sunday, December 8, 2019

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

Good Afternoon, 

It is hard to be believe we have just over a week of school left to go before a long holiday break! Please make sure all your students are well rested for finals, and dressed warmly for the cool weather expected!  Don’t forget to keep an eye out for any critical weather systems in the next couple weeks and we will keep you posted for any changes. 

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Dec. 8, 2019

Hi!
There is certainly a spirit in the air and our kids are super excited at this time of the year.  I love the wonder of their spirit and the sweetness they exude. We are so lucky to share this season with you all.

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Dec. 8, 2019


Hello Middle School Families, 
I hope all of you enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday.  It's hard to believe that the Winter holidays are rapidly approaching.  Our last day prior to Winter Break is Wednesday, Dec. 18. We will have an early release on Dec. 18. The middle school releases at 11:45. Please plan to pick up your middle schoolers no later than 12:15.  

Voyager Academy High School News, Dec. 8, 2019

 
GO VIKINGS GO!
Final Exams and Other Testing
Student Life
  • Announcing the SNOW BALL! The 2020 High School Semi-Formal
Viking World Travelers
  • Travel to Peru, the Land of the Incas
  • Thailand 2020!
Yearbook and Graduation Info.
  • Senior Cap and Gown orders and Junior Class Ring orders
Viking Volunteerism and Fundraising
  • The Voyager Academy Capital Campaign
  • Shoes for Show Choir! UPDATE and THANK YOU!
  • Backpack Buddies: Balanced Meals and Snacks for Students in Need
Student Support, College Prep, and Career Planning (ACT, college and scholarship info., etc.)
  • FAFSA Opened October 1st – File as soon as you can! (college financial aid form assistance)
  • Apply TODAY for an Unforgettable Summer at Duke University!
More...
  • 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, Dec. 8, 2019

B and C Team Announcements
The regional tournament for 6th-12 graders is on February 29. All students should be attended designated team practices on a regular basis and preparing on their own.

B & C team weekend practices: Saturdays, 9-12 at Voyager Elementary (12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22).  Additional practice dates may be added.

C team: Mandatory practices on Thursdays at lunch in Ms. Huntington's classroom.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

From the Voyager Academy Managing Director, Dec. 1, 2019


Good Morning, 

We hope that each and every one of you enjoyed a Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family and are ready to return to us with a full heart and spirit as we finish out the next few weeks of school through winter break.

As many of you likely heard during the break, one of our Voyager family has lost his battle with cancer during the break. Coach Pete Shankle will be missed by so many of our families, current and former, for his strength, his integrity, his dedication to our program and his love for his student athletes.  We share with you the links to some local articles that provide just a bit of the accomplishments and celebrations for Coach Shankle.  


Our building counselors will be available for any staff or students who would like to talk and share their feelings or need support. As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns you may have.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow on time and ready for a great week at school! 

Regards,

Jennifer Lucas, M.ED.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Nov. 25, 2019

Hi!


On behalf of myself and our staff, we would like to wish each and every family a Happy Thanksgiving. We wish for you time with family and friends, relaxation and lots of comfort food.  Enjoy this break ready to come back on December 2, reset and ready to learn.

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Nov. 24, 2019

Hello Middle School Families, 
Wow, what a busy week!  We completed our first round of the NC Check Ins.  The students put forth much effort. Our Check Ins will provide our teachers with data that will help them determine areas or skills needing additional support or areas or skills that are strong areas for the students.  Information that we receive will be used during MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) time to provide support or acceleration to our students.  

Voyager Academy High School News, Nov. 24, 2019


GO VIKINGS GO!
In this issue...
Project Based Learning
  • Project Exhibition Day is Nov. 25, Monday 2pm-4pm and You’re Invited!
Viking World Travelers
  • Travel to Peru, the Land of the Incas 
  • Thailand 2020!
Yearbook and Graduation Info.
  • Senior Cap and Gown orders and Junior Class Ring orders
Viking Volunteerism and Funraising
  • Shoes for Show Choir! 
  • Backpack Buddies: Balanced Meals and Snacks for Students in Need
Student Support, College Prep, and Career Planning (ACT, college and scholarship info., etc.)
  • FAFSA Opened October 1st – File as soon as you can! (college financial aid form assistance)
More...
  • 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

Sunday, November 17, 2019

From the Managing Director's Desk, Nov. 17, 2019


Good Morning, 

I would like to congratulate two more student athletes as they commit to play baseball in college:
Matt Dobson will be attending Belmont Abbey and Konan Pete will be attending Wake Tech.  We look forward to honoring these and other student athletes at our upcoming signing day ceremony. 
Parents, please see the below invitation for you to join and attend our EXPO group. This group is to bring parents and community together in support of our students in the EC or AIG program. We want to hear from you and provide new and exciting ways to support our children and the program.

From the Voyager Academy Board, Nov. 17, 2019

1.  We have posted the position for managing director.  It will soon be on Voyager's website.  For now, you can see the posting at https://clcbsearch.com/position/managing-director-voyager-academy/.  We need your help in attracting great candidates!  Please share the posting widely and direct any inquiries about the position to   Voyager@CLCBSearch.com.

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Nov. 17, 2019


Hi!

This is the season to be thankful and grateful for all of our many blessings.  I have so many things to be thankful for and near the very top is our teachers and staff at the elementary school, our students and their families.  I hope you can stop and take a breath and look at the positives in your life and take time to be thankful. I am appreciative you for allowing us to serve your children. It is an honor to know you trust us with your most precious possession of all.   It is a true blessing to know them, to teach them and to see the light bulb come on when they learn something new. Our profession is hard and at the same time oh so rewarding.

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Nov. 17, 2019

Hi Voyager Middle School Families,

It's been a very busy week at Voyager Middle School! On Tuesday evening we celebrated our middle school athletes who participated in Fall Sports. Our student athletes were extremely successful but more importantly, they always showed great sportsmanship!  Great job, student athletes!

Voyager Academy High School News, Nov. 17, 2019


GO VIKINGS GO!
In this issue...
Project Based Learning
Viking Achievers
  • Tyler Goss Knocks it Out of the Park at Pitch Night 
  • Chase Raupp Contributes as the Durham Technical Community College Math Team Takes 2nd Place 
  • Brian Sause Makes All-State in Cross Country
  • Viking Baseballers Matthew Dobson and Konen Pate Commit to Play College Ball
Viking World Travelers
  • Travel to Peru, the Land of the Incas
  • Thailand 2020!
Yearbook and Graduation Info.
  • Senior Cap and Gown orders and Junior Class Ring orders
Viking Volunteerism and Funraising
  • Shoes for Show Choir! 
  • Backpack Buddies: Balanced Meals and Snacks for Students in Need
Student Support, College Prep, and Career Planning (ACT, college and scholarship info., etc.)
  • VAHS Career and College Fair 11/18 
  • FAFSA Opened October 1st – File as soon as you can! (college financial aid form assistance)
More...
  • 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, Nov. 17, 2019

Winter sports are starting up and it has been an exciting start for our High School’s basketball teams.  We have had great support at our first few games! Our next home games will be on Friday 11/22 against Vance Charter. Make sure to come out and support your Voyager Vikings. 
Check out our website with schedules- 

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, Nov. 17, 2019


Voyager Science Olympiad Elementary (K-5th) Competition Team 
Does your student love science? The Voyager SO tournament team is a great opportunity to further their knowledge in science, technology and engineering. Students in kindergarten through 5th grade are eligible. Registration is open until Nov 6th! Click HERE to register. You’ll find more information about the program and links at the beginning of the registration form. Feel free to email questions to Kristin Jantz at scienceolympiadteama@voyageracademy.net.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

From the Voyager Academy Managing Director, Nov. 10, 2019

Good afternoon! 

The cool weather is finally here so please make sure your children have coats/sweaters for outdoor activities.  As you know, at this time, we will continue to follow the DPS weather plans for closures and delays as needed. We have seen some forecasts that predict snow in the next couple of weeks although we hope that we have a dry winter! If we need to delay, or close, our announcements will be sent out via mail, text reminder (If you have signed up) and we will also post it on WRAL alerts and our website.

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Nov. 10, 2019



Hi!

Another very busy week for staff and students at Voyager.  We are all working hard teaching, learning, monitoring progress and make good decisions for each child.  We have continued viewing Istation during select Professional Development time, sent first trimester report cards home last Friday, placed students on Success Plans to ensure their success and our other daily tasks.  A teacher’s work is never done, and we have a great staff who works hard every day. I’m so grateful for them.

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Nov. 10, 2019


Dear VAMS Families,

First, I want to say THANK YOU for making my birthday on Friday a very special one!  The students created a banner and the majority of our students signed it one morning when I was at car line.  I appreciate all the emails, cards, kind words, hugs, delicious Banana Bread, Pumpkin Bread, flowers, lunch and I could go on and on! Your children certainly know how to make one feel special!  Again, thanks!

Voyager Academy High School News, Nov. 8, 2019

 
GO VIKINGS GO!

In this issue...

Project Based Learning
  • Project Exhibition Day is Nov. 25, Monday 2pm-4pm and You’re Invited!
The Arts
  • The Fall Choral Concert
Viking Achievers
  • VAHS Senior Brenton Fisher Commits to Attend and Play Baseball at North Carolina Central University.
Yearbook and Graduation Info.
  • Senior Cap and Gown orders and Junior Class Ring orders
  • Viking Volunteerism and Fundraising 
  • Shoes for Show Choir! 
  • Backpack Buddies: Balanced Meals and Snacks for Students in Need
Student Support, College Prep, and Career Planning (ACT, college and scholarship info., etc.)
More...
  • 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