Friday, October 30, 2020

From the Voyager Academy Managing Director, Oct. 30, 2020

Dear Voyager Community,

It’s been a wonderful week at Voyager! The teachers and students are deep into their lessons and projects and the year is flying by too quickly. It was fun to celebrate with all the elementary and middle school students and staff at their assemblies this morning.  Pictures below highlight some of the elementary staff character pumpkins shared at the Fall in Love with Books assembly.

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Oct. 30, 2020

VIRTUAL FALL ASSEMBLY:  Thank you to everyone for participating in our FALLING IN LOVE WITH BOOKS assembly.  We hope you had fun and we hope we reminded you of the importance of READING. The family book character pumpkins were simply amazing!!

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Oct. 30, 2020

Hello Middle School Parents, 

It has been a great week at Voyager Middle School.  Over the past couple of weeks I received several emails from many of our students asking if we could have some fun activities integrated into our school day.  The students shared that they would like to be more connected to school.  What smart students we have! 

Voyager Academy High School News, Oct. 30, 2020

GO VIKINGS GO!

In this issue...

  • FREE TUTORING: National Honor Society Tutors/Viking Buddies Back In Business.
  • Can You Help Us Buy a Freezer for Our Future Scientists? (using DonorsChoose, https://tinyurl.com/y24xmrpo).
  • The First-Ever Voyager National Honor Society Induction Ceremony Via Zoom 
  • Science Olympiad Competition Team – Signup OPEN soon! 
  • Athletics Fundraiser Kick Off.
CAMPUS SAFETY
  • The SAVE Promise Club Creates Lasting Change That Leads To Safer Schools.
STUDENT WELLNESS
  • Stress is Busted in Ms. Kehoe’s Health/Phys. Ed. class! 
  • How teens across the country are staying mentally healthy?
COLLEGE, CAREER, & GRADUATION
  • How CFNC (College Foundation of N.C.) can help you plan, apply, and pay for college. 
  • Take community college courses at Durham Tech. while at VAHS: How to attend and information. 
  • Ordering 2021 graduation items like caps and gowns/Class Rings.
STAYING ORGANIZED AND INFORMED
  • Stay up-to-the-minute on your child’s progress: become a “parent observer” on his/her Canvas account. 
  • Students must regularly check their voyager academy email accounts. 
  • Remote learning tips for parents: how to help your child be successful in a remote learning setting. 
  • Check out the VAHS counselor’s blog (and subscribe). 
  • Parents:  sign up to receive text messages from the school. 
  • Other great sources of information for and about VAHS. 
  • Important dates.

Friday, October 23, 2020

From the Voyager Academy Managing Director, Oct. 23, 2020

 

Dear Voyager Community,

Welcome back from Fall break!  I hope you all have had a great week and enjoyed the gorgeous weather. It’s hard to believe that next week is the end of October. The high school advisory sessions this week went really well and the staff greatly appreciated all the student engagement.  Middle School report cards are on their way highlighting student achievement for the first quarter. The elementary and middle school have some exciting assemblies planned for Friday, October 30th to connect with our students and have fun together. We hope you will all join in on the assemblies!

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Oct. 23, 2020

Hello Middle School Parents, 

I hope everyone had a terrific Fall Break and you had the opportunity to have family time. It was great to have time to get housework done!  We have completed the first week of the second nine weeks.  Wow, the year is moving quickly!

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Oct. 23, 2020

WELCOME BACK STUDENTS AND FAMILIES:  Welcome back to VAES!  We hope you had a fun, safe, and stress free fall break.  We are so glad you are back and thank you for falling right back into the groove of learning. 

Voyager Academy High School News, Oct. 23, 2020

GO VIKINGS GO!

In this issue...

  • FREE TUTORING: National Honor Society Tutors/Viking Buddies Back In Business 
  • PARENTS, we need your help-Disinfectant Wipes Needed! 
  • An Amazing Leadership Opportunity for Sophomores - The HOBY State Leadership Seminar (deadline to apply, 10/30/20) 
  • Attention 11th graders: Information about the Oct. 29 PSAT
  • Science Olympiad Competition Team – Signup OPEN soon! 
  • Athletics Fundraiser Kick Off

CAMPUS SAFETY

  • Student training on the “Say Something” app. is a success. 
  • The SAVE Promise Club Creates Lasting Change That Leads To Safer Schools

STUDENT WELLNESS

  • Stress is Busted in Ms. Kehoe’s Health/Phys. Ed. class! 
  • How teens across the country are staying mentally healthy?

COLLEGE, CAREER, & GRADUATION

  • Free College Application Week(s) Oct. 19-30 
  • How CFNC (College Foundation of N.C.) can help you plan, apply, and pay for college

College/university virtual open houses:

  • UNC Greensboro and High Point University Virtual Visits 
  • UNC System Virtual Open House 10/26 - 10/30 
  • Take community college courses at Durham Tech. while at VAHS: How to attend and information. 
  • Ordering 2021 graduation items like caps and gowns/Class Rings.

STAYING ORGANIZED AND INFORMED

  • Stay up-to-the-minute on your child’s progress: become a “parent observer” on his/her Canvas account. 
  • Students must regularly check their voyager academy email accounts. 
  • Remote learning tips for parents: how to help your child be successful in a remote learning setting. 
  • Check out the VAHS counselor’s blog (and subscribe). 
  • Parents:  sign up to receive text messages from the school. 
  • Other great sources of information for and about VAHS. 
  • Important dates.

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, Oct. 23, 2020

Voyager’s Science Olympiad teams compete in science related events against other schools. We begin preparing in the fall and compete in the spring. There are close to 20 different STEM events ranging from coding to forensics to astronomy. If you are interested in science, this is the team for YOU! For questions pertaining to any of our teams, please email Kristin Jantz at scienceolympiadteam@voyageracademy.net

Friday, October 9, 2020

From the Voyager Academy Managing Director, Oct. 9, 2020

 

Dear Voyager Community,

It’s been another exciting learning adventure for our remote learning students and our staff working on campus. Parents, teachers, and students have partnered together to make the most of our remote learning and discussed student progress at the recent conferences. The administrative team continues to partner with our teachers and staff to provide whatever support is needed to ensure the growth and success of your children. As we prepare for our fall break it is important to take time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished and where we can continue to grow.  We’re proud of our students and our staff for their continued collaboration along the learning journey. And so grateful for all the support of our families in the Voyager community.

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Oct. 9, 2020

WHAT IS HAPPENING AT VOYAGER ACADEMY ELEMENTARY?  We are so glad you asked?  mClass assessments are almost complete and our teachers loved being able to connect with their students. Classes are working on their PBL projects and math skills are increasing as teachers focus on NC math standards.  

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Oct. 9, 2020

Hello Middle School Parents, 

Fall Break is here and I am sure all of you are looking forward to the break away from school.  I hope all of you have the opportunity to spend time together!  

Voyager Academy High School News, Oct. 9, 2020

 

GO VIKINGS GO!

In this issue...

  • PARENTS, we need your help-Disinfectant Wipes Needed! 
  • Take a tour through the VAVA (Voyager Academy Visual Arts) Virtual Art Gallery. 
  • An Amazing Leadership Opportunity for Sophomores - The HOBY State Leadership Seminar (deadline to apply, 10/30/20) 
  • Attention 11th graders: Information about the Oct. 29 PSAT 
  • It’s fun, it’s educational, it promotes social and emotional health: Advisory is Back! 
  • Science Olympiad--Join the team!

CAMPUS SAFETY

  • Campus Safety: “Say Something” - an anonymous reporting system.

STUDENT WELLNESS

  • Raising resilient children 
  • Promoting good health for life: Public service announcement 
  • Hey Vikings--Are you eating mineral rich foods? 
  • Need a Quick Workout? 
  • Stress is Busted in Ms. Kehoe’s Health/Phys. Ed. class! 
  • How teens across the country are staying mentally healthy?

COLLEGE, CAREER, & GRADUATION

  • How CFNC (College Foundation of N.C.) can help you plan, apply, and pay for college. 
  • Take community college courses at Durham Tech. while at VAHS: How to attend and information. 
  • Ordering 2021 graduation items like caps and gowns/Class Rings.

STAYING ORGANIZED AND INFORMED

  • Stay up-to-the-minute on your child’s progress: become a “parent observer” on his/her Canvas account. 
  • Students must regularly check their voyager academy email accounts. 
  • Remote learning tips for parents: how to help your child be successful in a remote learning setting. 
  • Check out the VAHS counselor’s blog (and subscribe). 
  • Parents:  sign up to receive text messages from the school. 
  • Other great sources of information for and about VAHS. 
  • Important dates.

Friday, October 2, 2020

From the Voyager Academy Managing Director, Oct. 2, 2020

 

Dear Voyager Community,

I hope you are all enjoying the fall weather and beautiful sunshine.  The kids and teachers are all adjusting to the revised schedules and continuing to strive for academic excellence while balancing social and emotional well-being.  Thank you to the families that joined the Tuesday meet up to share what’s been going well in remote learning and ideas for continuing to improve our school community. Some of those ideas are already being put into action. Our Student Services Team will be facilitating lunch bunch groups so that kids can connect with one another.  I’ve also reached out to our PTO to help organize virtual playgroups for the elementary students and connecting new families with Voyager veterans.  We want to instill a sense of belonging for all even while we are apart. The Student Services team also held their monthly student socials yesterday allowing kids to play bingo and charades together.  Next week, we will be hosting another Parent Enrichment Night, “Raising Resilient Children”.  Please see the details below and join us for another informative parent evening.

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Oct. 2, 2020

WHAT IS HAPPENING AT VOYAGER ACADEMY ELEMENTARY?  Fall is in the air and VAES is ready to celebrate.  Here are a couple of things that we want Voyager families to put on their calendar:


VIRTUAL FALL ASSEMBLY:  You asked for it and we are going to deliver.  The VAES staff is working to create our next virtual fall assembly.  The assembly is scheduled for Friday, October 30 at 8:00 am (instead of the normal morning meeting).  The theme for this event is called, “FALLING IN LOVE WITH BOOKS”.  Some teachers will be highlighting some of their favorite books.  We will be hosting a book character pumpkin parade, giving students an opportunity to participate in a fall challenge and more!  Mark your calendar now for this fun event.  

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Oct. 2, 2020

Hello Middle School Parents, 

Can you believe it is October?  Fall Break is right around the corner.  The month October is going to be very busy so stay tuned to all that will be happening.

Voyager Academy High School News, Oct. 2, 2020

GO VIKINGS GO!


In this issue...

  • Take a tour through the VAVA (Voyager Academy Visual Arts) Virtual  Art Gallery 
  • An Amazing Leadership Opportunity for Sophomores - The HOBY State Leadership Seminar (deadline to apply, 10/30/20) 
  • Mid-term exams this coming week.
  • Attention 11th graders: Information about the Oct. 29 PSAT.
  • The new daily schedule, which began on Sept. 28, 2020 
  • It’s fun, it’s educational, it promotes social and emotional health: Advisory is Back!
  • Happy Birthday U.S. Constitution! 
  • Science Olympiad.
  • Campus safety: "Say Something" - an anonymous reporting system.

STUDENT WELLNESS

  • Raising resilient children
  • Promoting good health for life: Public service announcement.
  • Hey Vikings--Are you eating mineral rich foods? 
  • Need a Quick Workout? 
  • Stress is Busted in Ms. Kehoe’s Health/Phys. Ed. class! 
  • How teens across the country are staying mentally healthy?

COLLEGE, CAREER, & GRADUATION

  • How CFNC (College Foundation of N.C.) can help you plan, apply, and pay for college.
  • Take community college courses at Durham Tech. while at VAHS: How to attend and information. 
  • High school class rings and graduation products.

STAYING ORGANIZED AND INFORMED

  • Stay up-to-the-minute on your child’s progress: become a “parent observer” on his/her Canvas account. 
  • Students must regularly check their voyager academy email accounts. 
  • Remote learning tips for parents: how to help your child be successful in a remote learning setting. 
  • Check out the VAHS counselor’s blog (and subscribe). 
  • Parents:  sign up to receive text messages from the school. 
  • Other great sources of information for and about VAHS. 
  • Important dates.

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, Oct. 2, 2020

Voyager’s Science Olympiad Program

Science Olympiad Team – Info meetings this week!

If you are interested in joining any of our science olympiad competition teams (elementary, middle school or high school), please fill out this INTEREST FORM. Science Olympiad is a program where a team of Voyager students compete in science events against other schools. We will send the zoom details for our upcoming info meetings to everyone who fills out the interest form.

Oct 7th 1pm – High School Team Info Meeting (9th-12th)

Oct 7th 7pm – Elementary School Team Info Meeting (K-5th)

Oct 8th 7pm – Middle School Team Info Meeting (6th-8th)

 

 

 

Friday, September 25, 2020

From the Voyager Academy Managing Director, Sept. 25, 2020

Dear Voyager Community,

The weather has certainly been unpredictable this week.  I am hoping for a sunny weekend and spending some time outside with my family. The teachers and administrative team at Voyager continue to impress me with their dedication and commitment to our students. They continue to create innovative lessons and challenge all students to reach their potential and expand their critical thinking skills. Our teachers are also committed to ensuring that our students grow and learn and have balance in their lives. Your children are part of our Voyager family and we’re all in this educational journey together.

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Sept. 25, 2020

mClass:  Teachers in grades K-3 have begun completing individual student assessments in the area of reading this past week.  This is such a valuable process as we will then be able to create a unique learning plan for each student.  Thank you for working with us as we take this time to complete the mClass Assessment.  All mClass assessments will be completed by October 9. We will be excited to share your child’s results with you in the near future.

Voyager Academy Middle School News, Sept. 25, 2020

Hello Middle School Parents, 

It’s been another great week at Voyager Middle School.  The teachers are creating terrific lessons for our students and based on what I have observed, the students are enjoying the lessons.  It’s been fun dropping in and out of classes.  Thank you for all the positive feedback you are sending our way regarding what a great job our teachers are doing and for your support of our schedule change.