Sunday, January 27, 2019

From the Managing Director's Desk, January 27, 2019

Dear Viking Families,
First I would like you to know we ae thinking about any and all the families that have been impacted by the government shut down. A few of our teachers and service clubs are coordinating a food drive for those in need. If you or someone you love is concerned about securing enough food for your family, please reach out to me or to Ms. Gittens directly.  
Cindy Gittens, LCSW
School Social Worker
919-433-3301 ext. 146

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, January 27, 2019


Dear VAES Families,
VAES and VAMS are sponsoring a “Pennies for Pender County” Coin Drive.  Pender County students are still in need of school items.  Rather than purchase items, as we might not purchase what is needed, we are collecting pennies (other coins and dollars are accepted) this week and next week.  There is a jar in the elementary office and the middle school office for you to drop off any coins/dollars.  Once we complete our drive, we will send a check to Pender County Hurricane Relief Fund. Our donation will be used for their students.  Thanks so much for your support of Pender County students!  The students are very appreciative of what VAES and VAMS are doing to help them!

Voyager Academy Middle School News, January 27, 2019


Dear VAMS Families,

It’s hard to believe we are quickly approaching February.  Our 5th graders completed Round 2 of NC Check Ins. They had reading and math.  The students worked very hard and most of the students used all of their allotted time.  Next week, our 6th graders will complete NC Check Ins and 7th grade will complete Check Ins the first week of February. The Check Ins provide information to teachers regarding individual strengths and areas needing attention, as well as, class period strengths and areas needing attention.  We hear many positive comments from our students. The Check Ins are shorter so the time to test is shortened.

Voyager Academy High School News, January 27, 2019


 

GO VIKINGS GO!
In this Week’s issue.
  • Homecoming and Spirit Week: Jan. 28th - Feb. 2nd! 
  • Homecoming Dance (Snack/Drink Donations  Needed!) 
  • Senior Superlatives Voting 
  • Kleenex needed   
  • Yearbook Information 
  • Save the date: VAHS Junior Parent Workshop
  •  Would You Like to Win $1,000 Gift Card, While Helping VA Athletics? 
  • The Silent Auction Benefit is Feb 23, At Umstead Pines 
  • Advanced Placement Tips and Information 
  • Spring Sports Tryouts 
  • Important Message For Voyager Athletics Participants 
  • All your Athletics Updates 
  • 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 
  • FCA...E (Fell Fellowship of Christian Athletes... and Everyone!)

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, January 27, 2019

A TEAM:
Competition Team 
-- Make sure your calendar is marked for the regional tournament on April 6th!
-- The next open practice is Saturday, January 26 from 9am-12pm in the VAHS common room.
-- K'NEX WHEELS - we need K'Nex wheels to get our teams ready for the Ramp and Roll event.  If you have some wheels, please bring them in to practice or the ES, and direct them to Ms. M.
-- Keep an eye on the the A team webpage for more info as we get into the practices for this season.  GO, VIKINGS, GO!
And it's not too late -  we still have a few spots open on the varsity competition team for this season!  4th and 5th graders particularly are welcome to join this team.  If you're interested, email Coach Erik Benson.

In-school program
Classes are underway! Be sure to ask your Ramp & Roll student about K’nex vehicles, your Super Sleuth student about solving crimes with observation and your Sky Quest student about constellations!

B TEAM:
Regional tournament, March 2
The countdown is on...the regional tournament is on March 2 at Riverside High School.  There are FIVE official practices before the tournament (all practices are on Saturdays from 9-12).  In addition to regularly scheduled practices, students are encouraged to work on their own outside.  Putting in the extra time will take you to the next level on competition day!!!

Varsity Team Updates

-- There is only ONE spot left on the varsity team (grades 7 and 8)!
-- We need still a team of two for Density Lab during Period 1.
-- If you are interested in doing Density Lab 
AND it fits your schedule AND it won't overload you, please let me know ASAP!


JV Team Updates
-- There is still lots of room left on the JV team (open to grades 6-8).  Recruit your friends...they will be your future teammates on the varsity team!
Want more info about the B team? Click here or contact Connie Vance, B Team Head Coach.

C TEAM:
Keep up to date with all thing C team at their website!  There are a few event and team spots on our JV team. Contact Devan Desai with any questions about the C team.  Team meetings and practices are held on Thursday afternoons in Ms. Honey's room immediately after school.  Open practices are also held on Saturdays from 9-12.  

C team Head Coach: Amanda Honey (scienceolympiadteamc@voyageracademy.net)
Team Captains: Devan Desai (devandesai01@gmail.com) and Sam Williamson
C Team 

 

Voyager Academy Athletics News, January 27, 2019


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Voyager Academy PTO News, January 27, 2019


Hey Viking Families!
Excited for what is coming in the next few weeks! I'll try to keep it short and sweet!

First, thanks for all of those who dined out at Pomodoro! It was great to see so many families. I have met so many new families this way. The fellowship has been great! Thanks again for your participation all year!

Voyager Academy Care (after/before school) Program News, January 27, 2019


Enrichments

Enrichments start Monday, January 28, 2019! If you registered your student by the deadline (Friday, January 25, 2019), you will receive a reminder email with important, specific information on Sunday evening. 

Camps
Summer Camp and Spring Break Camp information is forthcoming!

Monday, January 21, 2019

From the Managing Director's Desk, January 21, 2019


Dear Viking Families,
I know it’s early, but we are already we are now looking to book the Spring Break driver’s ed class from April 15 - 19, 2019.  I have attached the registration form. Again, the class minimum is 10.   Confirmation of the class will be once we have at least the first 10 students to register or April 1st.

If you need any help, please feel free to reach me directly any time!
Regards,
Jennifer Lucas, M. Ed

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, January 20, 2019


Dear VAES Families,
Don’t forget that this Monday, January 21st is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.  There will be no school for students and staff.  Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday and commemorates the birthday of American Civil Rights leader, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and celebrates his life, achievements, and legacy.  This federal holiday was created in 1983, during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, to honor Dr. King and was first observed in 1986. Some of our teachers may use a wonderful book that we have in our Empathy Read Aloud collection entitled Martin’s Big Words:  The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport as one of their read aloud books.  

Voyager Academy Middle School News, January 20, 2019

Dear VAMS Families,
Wow, what a busy week.  Our 4th and 8th graders completed Round 2 of NC Check Ins.  They had reading and math. The students worked very hard and most of the students used all of their allotted time.  Next week 5th grade will administer NC Check Ins.  The Check Ins provide teachers with information regarding individual strengths and areas needing attention, as well as, class period strengths and areas needing attention.

Voyager Academy High School News, January 20, 2019



GO VIKINGS GO!
In this Week’s issue...
  • SAVE THE DATE (Jan. 26): 3rd Annual Mattress Sale for Chorus/Band program
  • Homecoming and Spirit Week: Jan. 28th - Feb. 1st!
  • Bull City Lights participates in National School Choice Week Rally
  • Kleenex needed 
  • Yearbook Information
  • Save the date: VAHS Junior Parent Workshop
  • "Smelly" Lab Fun!!
  • Would You Like to Win $1,000 Gift Card, While Helping VA Athletics?
  • The Silent Auction Benefit is Feb 23, At Umstead Pines
  • Advanced Placement Tips and Information
  • Important Message For Voyager Athletics Participants
  • All your Athletics Updates
  • 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
  • FCA...E (Fellowship of Christian Athletes... and Everyone!)

Voyager Academy PTO News, January 20, 2019

Hey Viking Families!
Excited for what is coming in the next few weeks! I'll try to keep it short and sweet!

First, thanks for all of those who dined out at Pomodoro! It was great to see so many families. I have met so many new families this way. The fellowship has been great! Thanks again for your participation all year!

Voyager Academy Care (after/before school) Program News, January 20, 2019


2nd grade Spelling Bee Champs!

Our second graders in after care have been working hard, preparing for our “After School Spelling Bee!” This was a fun activity that our staff created to help the students become better spellers. After watching the movie “Akeelah and the Bee,” the students were excited and thought it would be a good idea to have a spelling bee of their own! Hats off to Ms Alexis putting this together and encouraging the students to do their best! Below, are the pictures of the spelling bee finalists, and 2nd grade after school spelling bee champion! Way to go!


Voyager Academy Athletics News, January 21, 2019


Please remember to support those business that support us and visit our webpage for day to day information on athletics 

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, January 21, 2019


A TEAM:
Competition Team 
-- Make sure your calendar is marked for the regional tournament on April 6th!
-- The next open practice is Saturday, January 26 from 9am-12pm in the VAHS common room.
-- K'NEX WHEELS - we need K'Nex wheels to get our teams ready for the Ramp and Roll event.  If you have some wheels, please bring them in to practice or the ES, and direct them to Ms. M.
-- Keep an eye on the the A team webpage for more info as we get into the practices for this season.  GO, VIKINGS, GO!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

From the Managing Director's Desk, January 13, 2019


Dear Viking Families,
We hope you had a wonderful and restful holiday break! Welcome to 2019 and our Spring semester. If you haven’t already done so, please make sure you apply for any siblings you would like to see in the lottery for next year. All siblings MUST apply. If you plan to return to Voyager next year, make sure you complete your intent to return so we know to save your child’s seat.  Our applications are live now.

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, January 13, 2019

Dear VAES Families,
We have had a great first week back from the holiday break!  Just a reminder for afternoon carline, due to safety concerns, the HS gates will be closed/locked.  Therefore, cars can no longer line up in the HS lot.  ES and MS carline drivers, please try to arrive as close to 1:05 on Mondays or 3:05 Tuesday – Friday.  If you arrive before you are allowed to turn right out of the elementary at 1:05 on Mondays or 3:05 Tuesday – Friday, you will need to leave campus and get back into the carline on Ben Franklin Blvd.  

Voyager Academy Middle School News, January 13, 2019

Dear VAMS Families,

Happy New Year to each of you!  Setting the alarm for Monday morning was hard for all of us but once we got to school, students and staff were quickly in their routines.  Learning began during first class period throughout the school.

Voyager Academy High School News, January 13, 2019

GO VIKINGS GO!
In this Week’s issue...
  • SAVE THE DATE (Jan. 26): 3rd Annual Mattress Sale for Chorus/Band program
  • Homecoming and Spirit Week: Jan. 28th - Feb. 1st!
  • Bull City Lights participates in National School Choice Week Rally
  • Kleenex needed
  • Senior quotes wanted (for the yearbook)
  • Would You Like to Win $1,000 Gift Card, While Helping VA Athletics?
  • The Silent Auction Benefit is Feb 23, At Umstead Pines
  • Advanced Placement Tips and Information
  • Important Message For Voyager Athletics Participants
  • All your Athletics Updates
  • 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!)

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, January 13, 2019


Science Olympiad Update:
A TEAM:
Competition Team 
Our tournament teams are now registered for the competition on April 6th!

Voyager Academy Athletics News, January 13, 2019


Please remember to support those business that support us and visit our webpage for day to day information on athletics 

Voyager Acadademy Care (after/before school) Program News, January 13, 2019

Care Program Tax Reporting information

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