Welcome

Welcome to the Voyager Team!
Dear students, parents, and guardians joining the Voyager team:

We’d like to officially welcome you to 8th grade!  It is a very exciting time for all of us, and we look forward to starting this year with you.  We have some information we would like to share with you as we, together, prepare for the 2018-2019 school year.  You have been assigned to the Voyager team.

Suggested School Supplies

The easiest way to ensure a successful year is to be prepared for your 8th grade classes! In order to come to school prepared and organized, our team suggests that you have the following materials at the start of school:

    1 - binder for Math                                                              

    1 - binder for English, Science, History                              

    Lined notebook paper                                                         

    Dividers to stay organized                                                  

    PENCILS

    PENS

    Scientific calculator

    SSR book

    Earbuds

Team Voyager Website

In addition to this letter, please review the other sections of this website as posted on the left hand side which will provide useful information such as:

Contact information for the team teachers

The Voyager Team Handbook which includes our Codes of Conduct, general information, computer and personal device policies, and team expectations

Homework app which lists short-term and long-term assignments for each class.

We will be discussing this information the first day of school and during Meet the Team Night. If you have any questions or concerns, please be sure to address them with the team teachers whether by phone, e-mail, or at Meet the Team Night on Tuesday, August 28th.

Again we would like to welcome you to the Voyager Team, and we look forward to working with you and your family this year. The first day of school is Thursday, August 23rd! Until then, enjoy the rest of your summer!

Sincerely,

The Voyager team teachers

Mr. Erik Harr, Language Arts                                 Mrs. Jennifer Rogers, American History

Mrs. Christy Hartman, Earth Science                    Mr. Robby Pantellas - Math     Mrs. Catherine Ross - Learning Support/Math




Upcoming Important Dates

Middle School Open House for Parents/Student Tours

When: August 16th 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Description: Families and students may stop into the middle school for a self-guided tour.

Meet the Teachers Night - 8th grade

When: August 28th, from 6:00 to 8:30pm

Description:  Meet the Teacher Night is a great way to begin the school year and gives families the opportunity to meet their child’s teachers.   After a brief video introduction by our administration and other key personnel, Voyager parents and students will have the opportunity to walk through the schedule of a typical school day.  The evening should be an informative start to the new school year.  It’s also a great time to buy a new gym uniform, ask questions, or stop by the library.

Colonial Outbound

When:  October 10th - 13th

Description:  Information for both parents and students regarding the 8th grade Outbound trips will be provided during the school year.  Students attending the Outbound Williamsburg will leave on Thursday, October 11th and return Saturday, October 13th; a parent meeting is scheduled for October 2nd at 7:00pm.  Students attending the Outbound Boston will leave Wednesday, October 10th, and return on Saturday, October 13th; a parent meeting for the Boston trip is scheduled for September 26th at 7:00pm.

Updating Your Contact Information

New this school year, the district is using a new system called INFOSNAP to update all personal student information. Please be sure to complete all necessary documents at the beginning of the year.  During the year, if you need to make any changes, please contact the middle school office.


 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

As conference time approaches, parents will receive detailed information regarding the sign-up process.  In the meantime, you may mark the following dates and times on your calendar: October 4th   1:00pm - 8:30pm October 5th 7:30am - 3:00pm April 18th      1:00pm – 8:30pm

 

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