Calendar Highlights & Mark Your Calendars

2/21 – 23 10th & 11th Grade College Trip
3/3 Literary Meet Regional
3/4 Mock Trial State
3/5 – 7 Y-Club GUNA, Atlanta
3/6 Coffee & Conversation for 5th Grade Parents
Spring Sports Picture Day
3/8 – 10 5th Grade Field Trip Jekyll
3/10 Lower School Fun Friday
Variety Show, Haiti Fundraiser
3/14 Geography & Spelling Bee
3/18 Father Daughter Dance

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

February 22nd – March 7th
2/24 MS Boys Soccer AWAY vs. W.R. Coile – 4:30 pm
3/2 Varsity Soccer HOME vs. Monsignor Donovan
          Girls – 4:30 pm
          Boys – 6:00 pm
3/3 MS Soccer AWAY vs. Peachtree
          Girls – 4:30 pm
          Boys – 6:00 pm
 3/6 MS Soccer HOME vs. Jefferson
          Girls – 4:30 pm
          Boys – 6:00 pm
Baseball AWAY vs. Covenant – 4:30 pm
          MS Boys (6th & 7th) – 6 pm
3/7 Varsity Soccer HOME vs. HALO
          Girls – 4:30 pm
          Boys – 6:00 pm

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

Mock Trial Team Wins District

mock trial districtHere they are again, the smiling faces of our winning Legal Lions!  

While many of us were relaxing and enjoying our Winter Break, WCA’s 2017 Mock Trial team won the district level competition held on Saturday, March 18th.  This places them in the top 8 teams of all public/private schools in the state! State level competition commences on Saturday, March 4th.  Congratulations to Legal Lions students and advisors!

“Peds Painter” from WCA Chosen for Spring Exhibit

Screen Shot 2017-02-22 at 2.01.10 PMScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 1.59.25 PMPeds Painters is a program at Piedmont Athens Regional hospital, designed to bring hope and smiles to their youngest patients. Area schools are invited to submit a work of art from grades 1-8 to be framed in the pediatric wing of the hospital on a rotating basis. This time, second grader Jacob Sepesi’s, “Spiral Flowers” was chosen for the exhibit. WCA is honored to participate in this special program.

Student Art Month at OCAF

March is Student Art Month at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation. Each year, OCAF dedicates its main gallery to display some of the best student artwork from around the county. All Oconee County schools participate and it is an honor for work to be chosen. This year, WCA has 22 pieces included in the exhibit! 

OCAFThe Student Art Month exhibit will be on display from February 25 – March 23. There will be an opening reception from 4-6 pm on Thursday, March 2. Please join us in celebrating the beautiful masterpieces created by our WCA artists!

  • 1st grade–Anderson Ferris, Molly Jane Brannen
  • 2nd grade–Allie Thaxton, Susannah Smoak
  • 3rd grade–Norah Irwin, Kyle Bates
  • 4th grade–Lilly Atkinson, Isabel Rivers
  • 5th grade–Ella Claire Azzolin, Isaac Werner
  • 6th grade–Lanie Bauer, Ansley Griffin
  • 7th grade–Marisa Vazquez, Josiah Lester, Peyton Sanders
  • 8th grade–Laine Cullom, Abi Shannon
  • 10th grade–Emma Rasmussen
  • 11th grade–Peyton Turner, Hadley Kirsche, Jackson Mulkey, Rachel Snyder

Congratulations to each of these students!

“Take me out to the . . . work day?”

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It’s not quite time for heading to the ballpark for America’s favorite past time, but close!  To get ready for opening day, WCA baseball team will be holding a work day on the field this Saturday, February 25th starting at 9 am.  The work crew will break for lunch and continue working most of the afternoon.  Baseball players should bring work gloves, a shovel and a wheelbarrow if they have it.

Coffee and Conversation for 5th Grade Parents
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There will be time of coffee and conversation for parents of 5th graders on Monday, March 6th beginning at 8 am in the library.  This is an informal opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee and learn more about the transition from elementary school to middle school.   Questions?  Please contact Ryan Gibadlo, rgibadlo@wcalions.org.

BoxTops for Education

box_topsShop, clip and turn them in by this Friday, February 24th (this semester’s deadline).   In the Fall, our community earned almost $600 with BoxTops.  So, before you throw that container in the recycling bin, check it for the pink “BoxTops” rectangle and clip it! Every BoxTop clipped is worth 10 cents for our school.  You can turn your BoxTops in to your lower school classroom teacher or in the school office.

 

New closing time for upper school gym

its 315 2Please be aware that with the beginning of spring sports, the upper school gym will be locked by 3:15 each day.  Students need to be sure and collect all books, bags and any personal items by that time.  Thank you for your assistance with this adjustment!

Basketball Camps 2017

Planning your summer already?  If you have a basketball player, WCA’s basketball camp summer 2017 information is already for you! Please see the links below for more information.

2017 Basketball Camp Flyer – Lower School

2017 Basketball Camp Flyer – MS and HS

Question?  Contact Casey Clayton, Athletic Director, cclayton@wcalions.org

 

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.

Please pray for the Krieger family as their son, Anderson (8th), is undergoing treatment for a relapse of his leukemia.  He is currently at Scottish Rite hospital in Atlanta where he began chemotherapy treatments this week.  This first round of treatments is very intense and requires Anderson to be in the hospital for about a month.  Specific prayer requests are for protection from infection for Anderson while undergoing treatment and for clean results from a spinal tap that will be done on Friday.  Also prayers for peace, strength and provision for Sally (1st grade teacher), Jon and Ian (10th).  If you would like to help the family in any way,  please contact Julie Tomlin, ourblessedhome6@gmail.com.

There are members of our community in need of our faithful prayer support. These families have set up blogs that you can follow to keep up to date. As you read the blogs, there is much to pray for and much for which to be thankful.

  • 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 your continued prayers for Hannie Lanclos and her family as she continues her path of healing.

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.