Sunday, March 29, 2020

From the Managing Director's Desk, March 29, 2020

Dear Staff and Families,


Good Morning,

I hope this newlsetter finds you healthy and staying safe. I know this has been a very long few weeks as you likely have heard, it will be even longer.  Under the new orders, all schools are closed through at lest May 15th. We are committed to providing an ongoing, distance learning plan. In the upcoming weeks, our wonderful staff will develop virtual lessons and instruction for students and continue to build upon their skills.  

Voyager Academy Student Services News, March 29, 2020


Student Services Newsletter


Dear Vikings,

Our team will deliver weekly information and resources in the Voyager Academy Newsletter and on the Voyager Academy website.  

Sunday, March 22, 2020

From the Managing Director's Desk, March 21, 2020


Dear Staff and Families,

This has been a long, scary and sometimes frustrating couple of weeks, but I wanted to tell all of you how proud I am of how our entire community has come together to meet these challenges in support of one another. Although we don’t know the duration of this health crisis, nor the impact it may have on our long-term educational program, I do believe that through cooperation, we are all going to be alright.  For me, I could not have helped set up the infrastructure for this plan were it not for our administrators and collective leadership team. With that said, I want to sincerely thank and praise our teachers for pivoting so quickly from what they know to be good teaching and classroom delivery, into the unknown and unchartered waters of distance learning. To our parents I want to say, Congratulations! You made it through the first week of home education and most likely regrouping your entire family dynamics.  At the bottom of this newsletter I am sharing just a few pictures that have been shared with us from happy students, thankful parents and proud teachers. You are all doing great! 

Voyager Academy Student Services News, March 21, 2020


Dear Vikings,

We know that this is a troubling time for all of our Voyager families. In an effort to provide some guidance, the Student Services Team has compiled resources below to get you started.  Our team will deliver new information and resources weekly in the Voyager Academy Newsletter and on the Voyager Academy website.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, March 15, 2020

Hello All!
Information for Next Year’s Incoming Kindergarten Students:  
Next year’s kindergarten students will have the chance to experience and prepare for school with Voyager’s kindergarten teachers by attending the Kindergarten Prep Camp.  Campers will have a chance to boost basic academic skills while bonding with other incoming kindergarteners and meeting some of the teachers. This is a great camp for new Vikings who might be feeling a little nervous about their upcoming school adventure, or those who just can’t wait for the official first day!  Listed below are the dates and sessions:

Voyager Academy Middle School News, March 15, 2020

Hello Middle School Families, 
I can’t say Thank You enough to all of you for the continued support you provide the middle school.  We’ve had many challenges the past couple of months and you continue to be our biggest cheerleaders. We had the weather that was a delayed opening followed by what we thought was going to be a day of school---then the transformers exploded and you had to turn and return home.  We then had some snow that kept us out of school a couple of days. We now have the Coronavirus that has certainly created much uncertainly. For each of the situations, we put students first and you have supported us! The safety of our students and families is certainly a priority. 

Voyager Academy High School News, March 15, 2020


GO
VIKINGS GO!
In this issue...
CORONA VIRUS BULLETIN

  • Current Status Regarding the Corona Virus
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences for Tuesday March 17th CANCELED
Testing
  • AP Language Review Sessions
Viking World Travelers
  • Fall Break 2020, in New York City!
Yearbook and Graduation Info.
  • Yearbooks are almost gone!
  • 2020 Cap and Gown Delivery Date
Viking Volunteerism and Fundraising
  • March Madness Auction and Gala Postponed Until Further Notice
  • The Voyager Academy Capital Campaign
  • Backpack Buddies: Balanced Meals and Snacks for Students in Need
Student Support, College Prep, and Career Planning (ACT, college and scholarship info., etc.)
  • Homework for Parents: Activate your Overgrad Account and Collaborate with Your VAHS Student to Plan for Next Year, and Beyond
  • The 2020 SECU Foundation People Helping People Scholarship!
  • FREE Financial Aid Assistance for College
More...
  • Applications for Spring Break Driver’s Ed is Open
  • 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, March 8, 2020

From the Managing Director's Desk, March 8, 2020


Good Afternoon Viking Families,

Please read through this newsletter as there are many updates and exciting events!

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, March 8, 2020

Hello All!

Welcome to Voyager
For all of the new families who were picked in our lottery today, we want to welcome you.  For students who will be new to Voyager in grades K-3, we will have a tour for you on Wednesday, March 11, at 8:30.  Please park in the high school parking lot and walk over to the elementary school. All of the elementary slots are used by our faculty and staff.  Please don’t park in a numbered space. Again, congratulations and welcome to Voyager! We look forward to meeting you and serving your child.  

Voyager Academy Middle School News, March 8, 2020

Hello Middle School Families, 
March is here and it certainly came in like a Lion!  Our softball team and baseball team played Friday afternoon.  They had to play Excelsior and the wind! Both teams played well and were very successful.

Voyager Academy High School News, March 8, 2020


GO
VIKINGS GO!

In this issue...
  • Process for 2020-21 Course Selection Concludes Tomorrow (March 9)
  • Gearing Up For Bio-Tech!
  • Say Something Week
  • Applications for Spring Break Driver’s Ed is Open
  • Bull City Blast Choir Competition AND Food Truck Rodeo!
Viking World Travelers
  • Fall Break 2020, in New York City!
Yearbook and Graduation Info.
  • Yearbooks are almost gone!
  • 2020 Cap and Gown Delivery Date
Viking Volunteerism and Fundraising
  • March Madness Auction and Gala
  • The Voyager Academy Capital Campaign
  • Backpack Buddies: Balanced Meals and Snacks for Students in Need
Student Support, College Prep, and Career Planning (ACT, college and scholarship info., etc.)
  • Homework for Parents: Activate your Overgrad Account and Collaborate with Your VAHS Student to Plan for Next Year, and Beyond
  • The 2020 SECU Foundation People Helping People Scholarship!
  • FREE Financial Aid Assistance for College
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, March 8, 2020


Spring sports have begun and we have already seen some exciting soccer, tennis, softball, baseball, and lacrosse competitions.  Make sure you check our schedules on our athletics webpage and come support our Vikings!

Sunday, March 1, 2020

From the Managing Director's Desk, March 1, 2020

Good Afternoon Viking Families,


We are closely monitoring news and updates regarding the coronavirus and its potential impact locally. Please refer to the message sent out yesterday related to contact information for state-wide and national updates or alerts. As you are aware, each week, more information is available, and recommendations are changing. To be as proactive as possible, we are taking the following steps to ensure the safety and health of our students, faculty, and staff.  We also heard form a lead representative from our middle school “disease team” at our Board meeting on Thursday and got some great ideas from our students! To that end, we are planning to supply our buildings with additional cleaning and protective products. We are accepting donations from parents for hand sanitizers, bottles of Lysol and paper products. Please feel free to send these items with your child or drop them off at the front desk of your student’s building.  A few items of note:

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, March 1, 2020

Hello All!

Information for Next Year’s Incoming Kindergarten Students:  
Next year’s kindergarten students will have the chance to experience and prepare for school with Voyager’s kindergarten teachers by attending the Kindergarten Prep Camp.  Campers will have a chance to boost basic academic skills while bonding with other incoming kindergarteners and meeting some of the teachers. This is a great camp for new Vikings who might be feeling a little nervous about their upcoming school adventure, or those who just can’t for the official first day!  Listed below are the dates and sessions:

Voyager Academy Middle School News, March 1, 2020


Hello Middle School Families, 
It’s hard to believe we have finished the month of February and  school will begin the month of March on Monday! We have 3 months of school before the end of the year and we have much to do!  Thanks to all of you who make getting to school on time a priority. It really does make a difference.

Voyager Academy High School News, March 1, 2020


 
GO VIKINGS GO!

In this issue...
  • Process for 2020-21 Course Selection Continues Tomorrow (Hard to believe!)Homework for Parents: Activate your Overgrad Account and Collaborate with Your VAHS Student to Plan for Next Year, and Beyond
  • Gearing Up For Bio-Tech!
  • Applications for Spring Break Driver’s Ed is Open
Viking World Travelers
  • Fall Break 2020, in New York City!
  • Thailand 2020!
Yearbook and Graduation Info.
  • Class of 2020  Cap and Gown Orders
  • Buy a Yearbook before the price goes up!
Viking Volunteerism and Fundraising
  • March Madness Auction and Gala
  • The Voyager Academy Capital Campaign
  • Backpack Buddies: Balanced Meals and Snacks for Students in Need
Student Support, College Prep, and Career Planning (ACT, college and scholarship info., etc.)
  • The 2020 SECU Foundation People Helping People Scholarship!
  • FREE Financial Aid Assistance for College
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, March 1, 2020

Our winter sports seasons have come to a close this week. We are very proud of all of our winter sport student athletes!  From our high school girls and boys basketball teams and cheerleaders, our wrestling team, and swimming team. As well as our middle school boys and girls basketball teams and cheerleaders.  They have worked very hard and represented Voyager Academy in a way that makes us proud!

Voyager Academy Care (after/before school) Program News, March 1, 2020

Dear Voyager Staff & Families,
I'm writing to share information with you about Spring Break Camp 2020! We have a fun-filled camp here each year during Spring Break. Please click this link to register, or visit our website for specific camp information. Registration for the camp is now open, and forms can be completed on our website. The flyer for the camp is below, feel free to share it with friends and families with school-aged children.
SPRING BREAK CAMP 2020! flyer (1).pdf 
**Voyager Staff please contact Latia Boney for Voyager Staff pricing**

Voyager Academy Science Olympiad News, March 1, 2020


The Voyager Academy Middle School Science Olympiad team put on a strong performance at the regional tournament on Saturday, February 29. The Varsity team took 2nd place overall and will move on to compete in the state tournament at NC State on April 25.