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.  

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Aug. 11, 2019


Dear VAMS Families,
Wow, the first four days of school were terrific!  It was exciting to see all of our students both “old and new”! I am so very proud of how our students returned to school – ready to learn, as well as, displaying proper school behavior.  Many of our students have exhibited our Core Values which are: Confidence, Empathy, Integrity, Reflection, and Curiosity. I can tell 2019-2020 is going to be a fantastic school year!  

Voyager Academy High School News, Aug. 11, 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...

  • Welcome Back! 
  • Open House on Aug. 13, Tuesday, 6:00-7:15pm -- 10th - 12th Grade Only 
  • Freshmen Orientation A Huge Success. THANK YOU MR. MILLS! 
  • 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

Voyager Academy PTO News, Aug. 11, 2019


Welcome Back Parents!
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 School Improvement Team Update, Aug. 11, 2019


Hello fellow Vikings – 
My name is Kate Buchanan, and I currently serve as Chair of the School Improvement Team or “SIT” here at Voyager Academy.  Formed in 2015, SIT is a team of administrators, teachers, students and parents that is tasked with providing advice, insight and feedback for the continuous improvement of our school.  Each academic year, SIT focuses upon 3-4 priority areas to help improve the school.   Here are some recent highlights:

Voyager Academy Care (after/before school) Program, Aug. 11, 2019


Care Program Updates
WOW! We’ve gotten through week 1 of school and it has been AMAZING! This summer, the Care Program Team spent time earning certificates in “Basic School Age Care,” and “Interactive Games and Character Education.” We are continuing to be very strategic about the activities and interactions that we encourage during after school hours. We have a diverse group of people who LOVE kids and ENJOY finding ways to help them develop socially, emotionally, and academically. Here are some candid photos of the staff in our trainings!