Calendar Highlights & Mark Your Calendars

4/13 Senior Night – Soccer
4/14 Good Friday, School Closed
4/21 Field Day – All School Early Release at Noon
4/22 Robotics Competition
High School Spring Formal
4/24 Senior Night – Baseball
4/24-27 Testing Grades 1 through 7 – details coming soon
4/27 Spring Concert – 6:30 pm at WCA
5/5 8th Grade Capstone Presentations
5/8-12 Senior Exams
5/11 Middle School Academic Awards Day – 8 am, US Gym
5/15 HS Honors Night – 6:30 pm
5/17 1st Grade Field Trip to Sandy Creek
5/18 Senior Celebration Day
5/19 Graduation – 7 pm
Graduation Practice 11th & 12th Grades – 1:45 – 2:45 pm
PreK & K Field Trip to Washington Farms
5/22-23 Upper School Exams – Upper School Only Early Dismissal at 11:15 am
5/24 Upper School Exams
Last Day of School – All School Early Dismissal at 9:30 am

Please note this is not an all-inclusive school calendar. Always check the Google Calendar for additional events, updates and detailed information.

Athletic Calendar Highlights

April 13th – 28th
4/13  Baseball AWAY vs. Lanier Academy – 4 pm
 Varsity Soccer HOME vs. Colonial Hills – Senior Night
          Girls – 4:30 pm
          Boys – 6:00 pm
4/17  MS Soccer HOME vs. Lanier Academy
          Girls – 4:30 pm
          Boys – 5:30 pm
4/18  Baseball AWAY vs. Shiloh Christian – 4:30 pm
 Varsity Soccer AWAY vs. Monsignor Donovan
          Girls – 4:30 pm
          Boys – 6 pm
4/19  Varsity Boys Soccer AWAY vs. HALO – 3 pm
4/20  Baseball HOME vs. Notre Dame – 4:30 pm
 MS Soccer AWAY vs. St. Joseph’s
          Girls – 4:30 pm
          Boys – 5:30 pm
4/21  Baseball AWAY vs. Peachtree Academy – 6 pm
4/24  Baseball HOME vs. Nathaneal Greene – 4:30 pm – Senior Night
4/25  Varsity Soccer AWAY vs. Lanier
          Girls – 4:30 pm
          Boys – 6 pm
4/28  MS Soccer HOME vs. St. Joseph’s
          Girls – 4:30 pm
          Boys – 5:30 pm

Please note this is not an all-inclusive athletic calendar. Always check the Google Calendar for additional events, updates and detailed information.

WCA Students honored by the DAR

The John Andrew Chapter of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution recognized two Westminster students on Sunday, April 9th.  David Lanclos was chosen as the Westminster senior who exhibited good citizenship, patriotism and love for American History.  Annslee Mitchell was recognized as both the Oconee County and the District winner of the 5th grade essay contest.  Annslee wrote her essay on the following topic and presented it to the John Andrew Chapter on Sunday.

  •  The National Park Service was established by Congress in 1916.  The National Park Service manages approximately 84.4 million acres of national parks.  Pretend you are writing a journal while visiting one of the 58 national parks.  Identify its location and discuss why and when it was established as a national park.  What makes this park one of our national treasures?
David Lanclos pictured with his father, Dr, Kevin Lanclos.

David Lanclos pictured with his father, Dr, Kevin Lanclos.

Annslee Mitchell pictured with her parents, Dr. Brian and Sue Ann Mitchell, sisters, Brianna and Emma, and DAR members.

Annslee Mitchell pictured with her parents, Dr. Brian and Sue Ann Mitchell, sisters, Brianna and Emma, and DAR members.

WCA School Store Sidewalk Sale

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  • What?     Spirit Wear Sidewalk SALE
  • When?     Thursday, April 13th
  • Where?    Sidewalk outside the Lower School
  • Why?        EVERYTHING is marked down – some items as low as $5!
See you there!

 

Easter Holiday

In observation of Good Friday, Westminster will be closed thisEaster-cross-yellow Friday, April 14th.  Please enjoy this time with your family as we, the body of Christ, celebrate the Easter weekend.  Classes will resume on Monday, April 17th.

Father Daughter Dance Photos

Please know that father daughter dance photos taken by the LifeTouch photographer will be sent home on Thursday, April 13th.  If you do not receive your photo, please contact Tollie Ediger as soon as possible – tediger@wcalions.org.  Thank you!

Field Day 2017 – Friday, April 21st

Early Dismissal for ALL students at Noon

Field Day 2017 is almost here!  This day of fun in the sun is planned for Friday, April 21st.  The morning is filled with games and activities beginning at 8 am and then all students are released to go home at noon.

For this year, the teams will be lead by members of WCA’s Class of 2017.  That’s right, seniors will be coaching the teams!  The student body will be divided into multi-age teams comprised of both lower and upper school students.  Events include classics such as an obstacle course and the three-legged race plus new for this year, a dunk tank featuring some of your favorite WCA faculty and staff!   The winning team will receive a full week of casual dress.

All students will be given a color coordinated team t-shirt.  Teams will be posted on Monday, April 17th and t-shirts will be distributed on Thursday, April 20th.

There are still spots available for volunteers so if you’d like to help, please contact Elizabeth Clement at ehclement@gmail.com or 210.464.0208.

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Summer Camps WCA Style

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The “lazy” days of summer are getting closer and to help avoid mental and physical atrophy, WCA will be offering several summer camp opportunities for your student(s)!

Whether you have a budding artist or athlete or both, we have a camp for you!  Here is the schedule to date for WCA Summer Camps 2017:

Art July 17 – 21
          Rising 2nd and 3rd graders:  10 am – 12 pm
          Cost:  $115
July 24 – 28
          Rising 4th – 6th graders:  9 am – 12 pm
          Cost:  $125
Baseball June 7 – 9
          Rising 3rd – 7th grade boys:  9:30 am – 12 pm
          Cost:  $75
Basketball May 30 – June 1
          MS/HS Girls:  1 – 3 pm
          MS/HS Boys:  3 – 5 pm
          Cost:  $50
June 26 – 29
          LS Girls & Boys:  9 am – 12 pm
         Cost:  $100
Cheerleading May 26
          Rising PreK – 6th Grade:  9 am – 3 pm
          Cost:   $60 (includes lunch & t-shirt)
Soccer June 19 – 20
          Lower School Girls & Boys: 8:30 am – 12 pm
          Cost:  $40
July 11 – 13
          HS Boys (rising 9th – 12th):  3 – 5 pm
          Cost:  $50
 Swimming  July 17 – 20
          MS & HS boys & girls swimmers – more details to come

For more details and registration information, please follow the link below.  As more camp plans are finalized, we’ll let you know and update this website page.

WCA Summer Camps 2017

Prayer Requests

As the body of Christ, we have the privilege of praying for each other. If you have a prayer request that you would like to have included here, please contact Tami Butts, tbutts@wcalions.org.

There are members of our community in need of our faithful prayer support.  Some of these families have set up blogs that you can follow to keep up to date, others we will do our best to update you here.   In each of these families there is much to pray for and much for which to be thankful.

  • Anderson Krieger is blessedly now based from home for his next stages of treatment.  He will have to be in the hospital for some of his treatment protocol but the family is delighted that they are able to have days at home together.  Please pray for his body to receive the treatments and associated medicines without complications and for strength, peace and provision for Sally (1st grade teacher), Jon and Ian (10th).  Now that the family is home, WCA has the opportunity to minister to them by providing meals.  If you would like to participate and provide a meal in the coming weeks, please follow the link below to chose a date.  If you have any questions, please contact Julie Tomlin, ourblessedhome6@gmail.com.

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  • Please be in prayer for WCA Art Teacher, Jackie Kirsche, as she will be beginning a series of treatments again for metastatic cancer.  Her diagnosis and situation are best communicated in her own words from her point of diagnosis last week:  Hi friends. We have been watching my tumor markers rise over the past few months; I had a CT scan this past Friday. My scan results were as we expected–slow metastatic growth in lymph nodes in my pelvis, abdomen and chest. I will begin the same regimen I did last time, starting next Tuesday and continuing for 12 weeks. I handled this very well last time and am hopeful for that again. Big prayers will be for my body to both handle it and the cancer to respond well to the treatment. I’d love to reach NED (no evidence of disease) again!! Thanks for walking with us through this (again). We love you and are grateful for you!  Thank you for keeping Jackie and her family, husband Kevin, children Berkley, Sierra and Hadley (11th) before the Father.
  • For updates and specific prayer requests for the Needham family (Linley 6th), please read Susanna Needham’s blog to follow their families journey as 3 yr. old, Beck, is undergoing treatment for leukemia. For questions, or to address immediate needs, please contact Julie Tomlin (rblessedhome6@gmail.com).
  • Please be in prayer for Brent Weatherly and his family. He has started a blog where you can follow his journey and receive specific prayer requests. http://dbw26.wordpress.com.

Thank you for lifting up these members of our WCA family.

Prayer requests are included here at the request, or with the permission, of the family.