Calendar Highlights & Mark Your Calendars

1/27 Lower School Fun Friday – Brett’s and Bowling
1/28 Mock Trial Regional Competition
1/31 Last day to receive discounted re-enrollment fee
1/31 – 2/3 WCA Hosting GICAA Region IIA Varsity Basketball Tournament
2/11 Admissions Preview Day, 10 am
2/17 & 2/20 Winter Break – School Closed
2/18 Mock Trial State Competition

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

January 25th – February 2nd, WCA Basketball
1/26 WCA Basketball AWAY vs. Horizon Christian
          MS Girls – 4 pm
          V Girls – 5:30 pm
WCA Basketball HOME vs. Shiloh Christian
          MS Boys – 5 pm
          V Boys – 6:30 pm
1/27 WCA Basketball AWAY vs Covington
          MS Boys – 5 pm
          V Boys – 6 pm
WCA Basketball HOME vs. Loganville Christian
          MS Girls – 5 pm
          MS Boys (6th & 7th) – 6 pm
 1/31 – 2/3 GICAA Region IIA Varsity Basketball Tournament @ WCA

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

WCA Inaugural Middle School Quiz Bowl Wins State

They had the right answers when it mattered most!

qbOn Tuesday the first-ever Middle School Quiz Bowl Team competed against seven schools in Greensboro to win the title of State Champion!  Team members are 8th graders Aron Bauer (co-captain) and Pierce Splichal, 7th graders Peyton Deep and Widener Norris (co-captain), and 6th grader Emma Cooke.

The team was undefeated through five rounds of play.  Summer reading came to the rescue in the third round as Westminster won on a tiebreaker question regarding the novel The Tail of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo.  At the halfway point of the final round against Killian Hill, Westminster was trailing by 100 points.  The team fought to tie the match, then clinched the victory by correctly answering the last two questions regarding India and a sacred cow.

Westminster’s team brought a breadth of knowledge to the competition as the questions covered the topics of literature, history, science, math, music, art, sports, current events, and pop culture.

Congratulations to the GICAA State Champions!

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For answers, please click here.

WCA Hosting GICAA Regional Varsity Basketball Tournament

tournament 2Westminster has been given a wonderful opportunity to host the GICAA II-A Region Tournament on January 31, February 2, and February 3.  There will be four games every night (3:00, 4:30, 6:00, 7:30).  Westminster varsity girls and boys will play in at least one of them (and more if we win).  The schedule for these games is not yet finalized, but when it is we will let you know game times so you can come out and support our Lions in their home-court advantage!

Brett’s will be providing their awesome expanded concessions for the tournament and our basketball families are volunteering to work admissions and concessions.  If you’d like to help us host the region, please follow this link and sign up!  

Ready?  Set? Go!  Re-Enroll now for 2017-2018

Discounted re-enrollment fee ends on Tuesday, January 31st!

reenrollYou have a few days left to re-enroll your students for 2017-2018 and receive a discounted re-enrollment fee of $75 per student!  After Tuesday, January 31st, enrollment fees will be $175 per student.

The online re-enrollment process is easy to complete but here’s a quick “how to”:

  • log in to your ParentsWeb account
  • click “family information” from the menu on the left
  • click “enrollment/re-enrollment”
  • complete the online packet for each of your students

If you have any questions, contact Taylor Smith, tsmith@wcalions.org or 706-769-9372

Uniform Consignment Sale

The clothes fit in August, but it’s January and your student may have grown.  If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Consignment Sale PicThere will be a uniform consignment sale on Saturday, February 4th, from 8:30 am until 11:30 am.   The sale will be set-up in the upper school kitchen area during intramural basketball games.

If you would like to participate in this sale, please bring your gently used uniform items, with price tag attached and enough cash to make change.  Items eligible to be sold must comply with current uniform policies. (WCA Uniform Guidelines 2016-2017)  Please know that for the 2017-2018 school year, old logo uniform clothing will still be acceptable.

If you know of any new families coming to WCA, please help us spread the word about this opportunity to get incredible savings on great uniform items.  Questions?  Please contact Raynette Noles, raye.noles@gmail.com.

Coffee and art.  These two are definitely made for each other.

WCA Student Art Exhibit at Jittery Joe’s Epps Bridge

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Out and about?  Please take the opportunity to stop by the Epps Bridge Jittery Joe’s to enjoy an exhibit of Westminster student artwork and an excellent cuppa joe!   The show is comprised of several 8th grade and high school pieces and will be on display through the middle of February.  Coming up soon, there will be an evening artist’s reception featuring live music and coffee drink specials.   Watch the announcements for details in the coming weeks.  Congratulations to all students whose artistic talents are on display!

We need You!

Field Day 2017 Volunteer Opportunities

field dayThe calendar says winter but plans are already underway for the great springtime event, Field Day 2017!  This day of fun in the sun is planned for Friday, April 21st and your help is needed.  It will take many volunteers to make field day a success.  The morning is filled with friendly competition and then all students released to go home at noon.  If you are interested in helping with preparations or managing activities on the actual day, please contact Elizabeth Clement at ehclement@gmail.com or 210.464.0208.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

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. 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.