Calendar Highlights & Mark Your Calendars

8/25 Intramural Soccer Begins – 5:30 pm
9/1 College Colors Day
9/4 Labor Day Holiday – School Closed
9/25 Senior Pictures
9/27-29 US Retreat

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

August 23rd – 31st
 8/24  V Volleyball HOME vs. Trinity Prep – 4:30 pm
 JV Volleyball HOME vs. Trinity Prep – 5:30 pm
 V Volleyball HOME vs. Barnes Academy – 6:30 pm
 8/25  JV Volleyball HOME vs. Augusta Eagles – 5:00 pm
 V Volleyball HOME vs. Augusta Eagles – 6:00 pm
 8/29  JV Volleyball AWAY vs. Lanier Academy – 5:00 pm
 V Volleyball AWAY vs. Lanier Academy – 6:00 pm
 8/31  XC  AWAY vs. GMC Prep – 4:00 pm
 V Volleyball HOME vs. Gatewood – 5:00 pm

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

Moon Pies and Sun Chips . . .

Solar Eclipse 2017

Members of the WCA community had a great time on the soccer field Monday afternoon observing the solar eclipse and making lifetime memories.  The celebration was complete with moon pies, sun chips and music to accompany this natural phenomenon!  Next total solar eclipse?  2024 from Texas to Maine.  Roadtrip anyone?

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Friday, September 1st – Show us your Colors

College Colors Day

seclogosWe are beginning to feel it in the air . . . college football season is almost here! To kick off the college football season, WCA is having our annual College Colors Day.  No matter what school holds your allegiance, we want to see you dressed in your favorite team’s colors next Friday, September 1st.  Both upper school and lower school students may wear their college colors along with school approved bottoms.  (For upper school, bottoms must follow Casual Friday guidelines as usual; for lower school, jeans or non-uniform bottoms (meeting uniform length guidelines) may be worn.)  We look forward to seeing you sporting your College Colors!

Boonli.com for September Lunch Orders

You may place your orders now for September lunch deliveries at boonli.com.  The deadline for placing orders is Monday, August 28th at midnight.

**New for September are  Smoke Stack Bowls from Dickey’s with choices such as pork or polish sausage over mashed potato casserole or pork over creamy mac n’cheese.**

As a reminder, OrderLunches.com is now Boonli.com.   This is a re-branding only and you’ll find the ordering process updated but still user friendly.  If you have an existing OrderLunches.com account, your previous login will log you into Boonli.com.  If you are new to the WCA community, or if this is your first time placing an order, please follow these steps:

  • Go to https://www.boonli.com
  • Click the link to “Register” at the top of the page
  • Enter the password for our school – WCA319
  • Follow prompts to complete your registration.  You will need to complete a profile for each student designating them as either upper school or lower school to ensure that you have access to the correct menu items.

Questions?  Please contact Tami Butts, tbutts@wcalions.org or 706-769-9372.

Field Trip Permission Form – We need yours!

Screen Shot 2017-08-23 at 1.16.08 PMIf you have not yet submitted a Field Trip Permission Form for your child(ren), please print Field Trip Permission Form 2017-2018 , and return to the school office by Friday, September 1st.  Each family only needs to complete one form and this will be used for all trips throughout the school year.  Students who do not have this form on file will not be allowed to attend field trips.  Thank you for your assistance with this!

Spring Literary Meet Auditions for Grades 8 – 12

Preparing for the GICAA Fine Arts Competition

Vocalists

WCA vocalists (grades 8 – 12) will be competing in four divisions at the Spring Literary Meet:  girl’s solo, boy’s solo, girls trio and boys quartet.  Auditions will be held on Friday, September 1st from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm in the lower school music room.  Students who are interested in auditioning, please sign up on the bulletin board in the gym.  For additional details, please follow this link or contact music teacher, Mary Claire Wills, mwills@wcalions.org.

WCA School Store Hours

Screen Shot 2017-08-23 at 1.52.08 PMThe school store is open in the upper school gym on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:30 – 8:15 am for purchases and exchanges.  If you are waiting for items to be re-stocked – stay tuned!  We are expecting those items very soon and we will let you know when they arrive.  Store purchases may be paid for by cash, check or credit card only.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Lunch Volunteers – One Day Still Open

Screen Shot 2017-08-23 at 1.31.16 PMIf you have been considering volunteering to help with lunch distribution, there is still one opportunity remaining.  We are still in need of a volunteer to help every Tuesday.  This is a 30 minute time commitment from 11 – 11:30 am.  If you are interest in serving in this way or have questions, please contact Tollie Ediger (tediger@wcalions.org).

Parent Volunteers for US Retreat

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Are you ready for a retreat?  Well, we have an opportunity for you!  This year’s upper school retreat is coming up on September 27th – 29th  for all students in grades 6 – 12.   The retreat is held at the beautiful YoungLife camp, Sharp Top Cove in Jasper, GA and we are in need of a few more parents to serve on the work crew for this event. The primary duties of work crew members are meal preparation, set-up and clean-up.  If you are interested in being a parent volunteer for the retreat, please contact Tollie Ediger, tediger@wcalions.org.  Thank you for considering this opportunity to serve our community and participate in this amazing event!

Art Volunteers

Screen Shot 2017-08-23 at 1.34.07 PMThe WCA art department is in need of parent volunteers for this school year.  These volunteers would assist Mrs. Kirsche in hanging exhibits both at school and in the community.  This would typically be scheduled immediately after school, once or twice a month.  Any parents interested please contact Jackie Kirsche at jkirsche@wcalions.org.

Upper School Retreat Release Forms

release formA release form for each student attending the upper school retreat for grades 6 – 12 needs to be turned in to the school office by Friday, August 25th.  Forms are available in the office or may be accessed by following this link:  US Retreat Release Form 2017-18.

St. Mary’s Camp Nokose

St. Mary’s Hospice is hosting a one day bereavement camp for children who have lost a loved one significant to them.  The camp will be held on Saturday, September 30th at Sandy Creek Park and is open to children ages 6 – 12.  For additional details and registration form, please follow this link, Camp Nokose.

Prayer Requests

As we go through our days, please remember the keep the following WCA families in your prayers.  Also, please email Tami Butts (tbutts@wcalions.org) with updated and/or new prayer requests.  It is an honor to pray for each other.

  • Please pray for the Benoff family, Abigail (5th), Andrew (8th), Kierstin (class of 2016) and parents Michelle (K aide) and Jacob.  The children were involved in a car accident this morning.  Andrew and Kierstin should be released to go home today.  Abigail was transferred to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for observation and treatment.
  • Please continue to keep Sabrina Garcia (Noah, 11th and Jacob, 9th) and her family in your prayers as she is in the hospital with kidney and liver health issues.  Sabrina’s sister in law, Sam Teschner, is coordinating communication for the family.  If you would like to contact her directly, her email address is, samteschner@gmail.com.  Thank you to all who have signed up to provide a meal for the family.  They are so deeply appreciative.  There is one open date remaining on Tuesday, October 10th.  If you can provide a meal on this day, please use this link to sign up, Sign Up Genius for Garcia Meals.
  • Anderson Krieger (9th grade) and his family, as he continues his treatment for recurrent leukemia and strength for his days as he is able to attend school part-time.
  • Brent Weatherly and his family.  You can follow his journey and receive specific prayer requests. http://dbw26.wordpress.com.
 Prayer requests are included here at the request, or with the permission, of the family.