Monday, May 27, 2019

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


Dear Viking Families,
Happy Memorial Day1  Let’s make sure we remember why we celebrate this weekend!
We have made it to the end of another wonderful year! Thank you all for your support, and for all you do for your children at Voyager!  As we receive final scores from end of year exams, teachers will finalize all grades and reports for you. Please don’t forget that math scores wont be released until sometime in the fall, so no worries!  We would like to thank our PTO for all their hard work and exciting events this year. The PTO has been an amazing group and we couldn’t appreciate them more!

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, May 27, 2019


Dear VAES Families,

We have had a busy and fun week (& YEAR) at VAES!  It is hard to believe that the school year is ending!! This week, our second graders had a special visitor, Elizabeth Gardner, to speak with them about weather.  They truly enjoyed her visit! Also, the third grade students and staff outdid themselves with a FANTASTIC final project celebration!!  They even had two FOOD TRUCKS!!  Each year, I think that their Durham project can’t get better, but it does!!  Bravo, Third Grade!! Be sure to check out more of our Empathy canvases that we have begun to hang throughout the school!  They are FABULOUS!!  Last, but not least, I consider myself blessed and proud to work with such amazing staff, parents, and students!!  VAES truly has the VERY BEST teachers and staff!! Even on “crazy” days, it is a joy to come to work!! Thank you!!  I hope everyone has a fun, safe, and restful summer break!

Much Love,
Leslie
VAES Principal

Voyager Academy Middle School News, May 27, 2019


Dear VAMS Families,


Wow, school is out for the summer! We had a terrific year at the middle school.  I am so proud of all of our students. Not only did we strive to increase in the area of academics as we pushed our students to excel, we also continued our focus on our Core Values.  We provided our students many opportunities to support others by helping the students of Pender County, collecting items for the children of Duke Hospital, and helping one of our families.  These are just a few of our total school activities. Our students had socials, a semi-formal, guest speakers, and ended the year with Shaved Ice.

Voyager Academy High School News, May 27, 2019


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

  • The 2019-20 Calendar, and Student Schedules 
  • Important Info. About Math 1 and Math 3 State Exams 
  • Graduation Info 
  • Sophomore Brian Sause Wins Medal at NCHSAA Track & Field Athletic Association State Championships 
  • Cheerleading Tryouts 
  • Spring Sports Recap 
  • Summer Volleyball 
  • New York City Fall Break 2019 
  • Explore the Wetlands and Waterways of Panama 
  • YES, Vaping is Harmful. See These Two Important Articles From Yale University 
  • Spanish Class Field Trip: Visit The Lost City of the Incas 
  • All your Athletics Updates 
  • Check out the VAHS Counseling Department Blog 
  • Be a Smartie and join the PTO 
  • FCA...E (Fell Fellowship of Christian Athletes... and Everyone!)

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


Summer Camps at Voyager Academy!
Information for Summer Camps at Voyager is now featured on our website. We offer many different camps during the summer that I'm certain your students will love to attend! The main summer camp, which runs Monday-Friday from 7:30 am-4:30 pm (optional 5:30 pick-up), features 2 field trips each week, cooking activities, math enrichment, science experiments, and reading/writing enrichment! All field trips plus a cool T-shirt are included in your weekly tuition!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

From the Managing Director's Desk, May 19, 2019


Dear Viking Families,
Only a few school days to go! Thanks for making sure all our students are here, on time every day through the end!  Please take a moment to review this letter regarding Math EOG scores for grades 3-8 (click here). As you may remember, this is a new testing year for students to assess the implementation of new math standards. For this reason, students will not receive score reports on their EOG Math exams until next school year.  We will use classroom and teacher data as needed to properly place students into courses/classes next year.

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, May 19, 2018


Dear VAES Families,
Don’t forget that next Friday, May 24th is our last day of school and we dismiss at 11:15.  Carline will end at 11:45 and all elementary staff will be able to head home for the day.  Please be sure that you pick up your elementary student by 11:45.

Voyager Academy Middle School News, May 19, 2019


Dear VAMS Families,

I am so proud of Voyager’s middle school students AND their parents.  Our 3rd – 8th graders were administered the reading and math EOG on Wednesday and Thursday.  I emailed all of you requesting that your chlld come to school and on time. Parents, thanks for getting your children to school and on time!  We only had 4 make-ups tests and in a school with 500 plus students, that’s fantastic! Our students were focused and put forth much effort on both days.  Both days were awesome! We also appreciate our hall monitors – Mrs. Herndon, Mrs. Woodward, Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. Fraley, Mrs. Draughon, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Payton, Ms. Koppenhaver, and Ms. Mendes.  You are all “simply the best” and we appreciate your help!

Voyager Academy High School News, May 19, 2019

 
GO VIKINGS GO!
In this Week’s issue...
  • Final Exam and AP Exam Schedule 
  • Final Exam Breakfast
  • Important Info. About Math 1 and Math 3 State Exams
  • Graduation Bulletin 
  • Graduation Tickets 
  • Win A Chance to Attend Graduation 
  • Thank you Jr. Families 
  • Cheerleading Tryouts 
  • Spring Sports Recap 
  • Volleyball Summer Workouts 
  • New York City Fall Break 2019 
  • Explore the Wetlands and Waterways of Panama 
  • YES, Vaping is Harmful. See These Two Important Articles From Yale University 
  • Spanish Class Field Trip: Visit The Lost City of the Incas 
  • All your Athletics Updates 
  • Athletics Physicals 
  • 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 PTO News, May 19, 2019


Our last event!
Viking Last Day of Classes 2019 at Sky Zone Durham (Flyer attached).
Please join us at SkyZone on Friday, May 24th. Any Voyager student can jump for any 90 minute period anytime between noon-5pm. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required, we cannot guarantee admittance by paying at the door. 
Cost: 13:00 per student for 90 minutes jump time if you bring/wear your old Skyzone socks.

Voyager Academy Care (after/before school) Program News, May 19, 2019


Care Program Update:
Cooking Parents, please note that your visit will take place on Monday, May 20, NOT Monday, May 13. The Chef actually has to cater an event, and needed to reschedule. Therefore, you will be able to enjoy your 4-course meal on Monday, May 20!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

From the Managing Director's Desk, May 12, 2019


Dear Viking Families,
First and most important, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL THE MOMMIES OUT THERE! Thank you for trusting us with your most precious gifts, our students! We wouldn’t be here, doing what we do if it weren’t for you. We hope you all have a lovely day.

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, May 12, 2019


Dear VAES Families,

On Tuesday, May 14th and Wednesday, May 15th, our third grade students will take the NC End-of-Grade tests in reading and math.  If you have a third grader, please be sure they are getting a good night’s sleep and eating a healthy breakfast!

Before the elementary afternoon carline begins, there will be cones blocking the end of the double stack lanes (beside the Hock House) so that the construction vehicles can exit the campus until carline begins at 2:45.  We want to ensure that the cars waiting for carline are not filling up the lanes preventing the construction vehicles from exiting. DO NOT move these cones!  A Voyager staff member will move them right before carline begins. 

Voyager Academy Middle School News, May 12, 2019


Dear VAMS Families,
What a great week at the middle school!  We had terrific Project Celebrations by our 7th graders and our 8th graders.  The students shared their Passion Projects and all were fantastic!  It was obvious students were able to select their topic by their enthusiasm during their presentations.  Great job by all!

Voyager Academy High School News, May 12, 2019


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

  • Final Exam and AP Exam Schedule 
  • Graduation Bulletin 
  • Graduation Tickets 
  • Donations for Sr. Breakfast Needed 
  • Chorus Shines in Charlotte This Weekend 
  • Only 23 VAHS Yearbooks Left! 
  • Save the Date (May 13): Senior Breakfast and Awards Ceremony 
  • New York City Fall Break 2019 
  • Explore the Wetlands and Waterways of Panama 
  • YES, Vaping is Harmful.  See These Two Important Articles From Yale University 
  • Spanish Class Field Trip: Visit The Lost City of the Incas 
  • All your Athletics Updates 
  • Athletics Physicals 
  • 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 Care (after/before school) Program News, May 12, 2019


Dear Voyager Families,
I can't believe May is here already! Since this week is the last week of enrichment classes, we are inviting parents to attend classes with your enrichment students. You will have the opportunity to see what your student has been working on all semester! Please see the parent visitation schedule below. Come to the office entrance of the elementary school and we will tell you where to go from there!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

From the Managing Director's Desk, May 5, 2019



Dear Viking Families,
It was a GREAT weekend for our Bull City Lights, Vocal Affinity & Bull City Sound for FANTASTIC performances today at the NCASA State Finals Competition!   We could not be more proud of our students and thankful for the VFOA who continue to support our Arts program and help these students shine in the spotlight.  A huge thank you to Ms. Hobgood and team for their hard work, their dedication and their passion for the Arts that has developed this wonderful cohort of performers!
1st place, 2019 NCASA HS Show Choir State Champions: BULL CITY LIGHTS
5th place overall: VOCAL AFFINITY
Best New Choir: VOCAL AFFINITY
Best Female stage presence: Melody Wimberley
Nominees for Directors’ award: Jayla Beale & Cylie Cabrera

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, May 5, 2019


Dear VAES Families,
This trimester, our third graders are studying our community, Durham.  We are very proud that they are making service a part of their Durham project by giving Durham a service "gift" in honor of Durham’s 150th birthday!!


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Voyager Academy Middle School News, May 5, 2019

Dear VAMS Families,

Wow, what a wonderful Spring Fling!  Thank you Emily Wilder and Voyager PTO for the terrific job you did planning a fun evening for students, parents, and staff.  The weather was fantastic, the food was delicious, and the games were lots of fun. If you missed the Spring Fling, you missed a fun time!

Voyager Academy High School News, May 5, 2019

 
GO VIKINGS GO!

In this Week’s issue.
  • Final Exam and AP Exam Schedule
  • Graduation Bulletin
  • Graduation Tickets
  • National College Decision Day
  • VAHS is World Championship Bound
  • VAHS Senior Maddie Miner Earns a Top U.S. Figure Skating Honor
  • Bull City Lights, Vocal Affinity & Bull City Sound Are Winners at the NCASA State Finals Competition
  • Young Women at Voyager doing Fantastic Service!
  • Save the Date (May 13): Senior Breakfast and Awards Ceremony
  • Explore the Wetlands and Waterways of Panama
  • ISO: SINGERS & DANCERS! Chorus Auditions for 2019-20
  • YES, Vaping is Harmful.  See These Two Important Articles From Yale University
  • Win Box Seats for VAHS Graduation Ceremony!
  • Spanish Class Field Trip: Visit The Lost City of the Incas
  • All your Athletics Updates
  • Athletics Physicals
  • 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 Care (after/before school) Program News, May 5, 2019


Summer Camps at Voyager Academy!
Information for Summer Camps at Voyager is now featured on our website. We offer many different camps during the summer that I'm certain your students will love to attend! The main summer camp, which runs Monday-Friday from 7:30 am-4:30 pm (optional 5:30 pick-up), features 2 field trips each week, cooking activities, math enrichment, science experiments, and reading/writing enrichment! All field trips plus a cool T-shirt are included in your weekly tuition!